David McKay posted a blog post   
David McKay posted a blog post

Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God

SO I turned to this book because I’m one of those peculiar people who read early Quaker tracts and I was looking for theological and historical context in which to understand what I was reading. This book delivers. I now have a better appreciation of how what is going on in the texts I am reading may be quite different depending on whether they were written in the interregnum or the restoration.https://feastofstephen.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/review-the-early-quakers-and-the-kingdom-of-god-peace-testimony-and-revolutionSee More

          Commenti su Clorella – Benefici, Proprietà, Modo d’uso e Controindicazioni di dioni   
Ciao Andrea, Non ci sono particolari indicazioni su queste alghe, ma di solito come tutti gli integratori naturali è bene consumarli solo per un certo periodo permettendo così al corpo di svolgere le sue funzioni autonomamente senza supporto esterno. Di solito i protocolli sono di due mesi e possono essere prese insieme. Le indicazioni terapeutiche dipendono da caso a caso, è impossibile dare indicazioni generali che valgano per tutti. Uno può fare dei test prima e dopo un protocollo per vedere se il risultato che si era prefissati è stato raggiunto. Sì la clorella, come la zeolite, è un chelante e quindi assorbe i metalli pesanti che incontra, inclusi quelli dell'ambiente in cui si trova. Per questo è molto importante l'acquisto di prodotti biologici e da nazioni sicure (non la Cina per esempio). Qui c'è un protocollo clorella-coriandolo per i metalli pesanti <a href="https://www.dionidream.com/coriandolo-coriandrum-sativum-metalli-tossine/">Coriandolo: ottimo per eliminare tossine e metalli</a>
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          Baladeur audiophile TheBit Opus#1 - 32 Go ROM, Double DAC Cirrus Logic CS4398, 185g + Carte MicroSDXC SanDisk - 64 Go à 350€ @ Son-video   
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          Éxito del Geolodia’17: más de 200 personas recorren el patrimonio geológico y minero de Sotiel Coronada.   

  Que en una pequeña aldea del Andévalo onubense coincidan casi 200 visitantes, y que a ellos se les una varias decenas de lugareños para dar un paseo por el campo, no es algo habitual, al menos si no es una fecha festiva. Pues esto es lo que sucedió el pasado domingo 7 de mayo en […]

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          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!

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          Re: Foretelling Global Stock Returns, 1980-2015   
Simplegift wrote:William Bernstein has done interesting research on share dilution, summarized in his 2011 comment in The Economist:
William Bernstein wrote:In the first place, the 2% share dilution seen in the US was typical only of developed nations that had not seen their territories devastated by war. In those nations that had, dilution averaged 4% per year, and as high as 7.5% in Japan.

Further, we speculated that rapid economic growth born of technological advance was akin to physical destruction, both of which require large capital inflows from share dilution to replenish capital stock.

This was in fact confirmed a few years later by work by Speidell et al. (“Dilution is a Drag . . .” Journal of Investing, Winter 2005), who found dilution in excess of 10% per year for many Asian nations, and as high as 30% in China, which is the most likely reason for poor long-term returns of equity there.

Looking at the numbers for China (granted, an extreme example): For the decade from 1992 to 2002, China’s GDP grew by 11.5% per year. However the capitalization of Chinese equity markets grew by 39% per year, as the number of listed companies grew from 52 to 1,296. Thus the S&P price index of Chinese equities only appreciated by 3.5% a year over the decade.

The issue of share dilution is something I have never thought much about but it makes perfect sense. This is a good reason not to throw all your money at the fastest growing economies.
          Au Capitole Du Libre 2014   
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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!"

G. Hadey
          Zumba Before And After Picutures   
Democratic Transition in Tunisia

"Tunisia is between radical and authoritarian democracy"
EROS BY SANA (January 31, 2011)

Source: http://www.bastamag .net/article1401.html

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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Wasmachine besteld bij Bemmel en Kroon en MyDynalogic zou dit bezorgen. Om 0800 kreeg ik een mail EN sms dat ze tussen 1430-1730 komen afleveren. Ze komen niet! om 1926 uur krijg ik weer een sms dat ze rond 1935 bij mij arriveren.... het is inmiddels 2100 uur en nog geen wasmachine. Via email van Mydynalogic regelmatig gekeken waar ze uithangen en ze waren in de buurt volgens hun site. echter toen ik rond 2030 keek stond er opeens een melding 1800 afspraak geannuleerd klant afwezig. Echt niet normaal dit en zwaar onacceptabel. Ik zal Bemmel en Kroon hier ook over aanschrijven.

          Prodám zavedenou firmu služeb. - 15 990 000   
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          How Much Does It Cost to Influence an Election? About $400,000   

That's the sum it takes to buy followers on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, hire companies to write and disseminate fake news postings over a period of 12 months, and run sophisticated web sites to influence public opinion, according to "Hacking the actual voting process isn't worth it as it leaves traces, is very expensive and technologically challenging," Schneider said Wednesday at a security conference organized by Deutsche Telekom AG in Berlin. Yet influencing public opinion via fake news and data leaks, as is believed to have happened during the U.S. and French election campaigns, is relatively simple and "could also happen ahead of the German elections."

          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
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
Barcode: 4029759119562

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:

          Comment gérer l’accès à internet simplement   
Plusieurs d’entre vous ont peut-être envie de savoir que leurs enfants ne vont pas n’importe où sur internet… J’ai fait quelques recherches sur la méthode la plus efficace de bloquer à tout niveau l’accès à des sites de hameçonnage (phishing), ou autres sites malveillants ou non recommandables. Il existe plusieurs logiciels installables sur les appareils qui permettent … Continue reading Comment gérer l’accès à internet simplement
          Commis comptable - Marché du Village - Ange-gardien, QC   
Poste 5 jours/semaines Effectuer les paies et tous les rapports connexes, expérience requise Connaître les logiciels Excel et Acomba Comptes fournisseurs...
From Indeed - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:04:47 GMT - View all Ange-gardien, QC jobs
          CHARGÉ/CHARGÉE DE PROJET EN COMPTABILITÉ - Blanchette Vachon - Quebec City, QC   
Détenir un titre comptable ou une expérience équivalente. Posséder une connaissance approfondie des principaux logiciels comptables dont Acomba....
From Blanchette Vachon - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:37:52 GMT - View all Quebec City, QC jobs
          Technicien en gestion de projet - Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) - Quebec City, QC   
Avoir une expérience d’utilisation d’un logiciel comptable (un atout). S’assurer du classement des documents reliés aux différents projets en conformité avec la...
From Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:33:32 GMT - View all Quebec City, QC jobs
          Directeur administratif - Le Groupe Danse Partout inc. - Quebec City, QC   
Grande maîtrise des chiffriers électroniques, de l’utilisation de logiciels comptables; Le titulaire de ce poste est responsable de la gestion des ressources...
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:01:27 GMT - View all Quebec City, QC jobs
          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.
          Computer Information Technology Faculty Position   
Scottville, West Shore Community College seeks dynamic, innovative candidates to fill a full-time COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACULTY POSITION (with potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank) to begin August 2017. Faculty member will be responsible for a teaching load (15 credit hours a semester/30 annually) primarily consisting of courses such as Programming Logic, Computer Software Ap
          3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks area in northern Oklahoma   

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken part of northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6:50 a.m. Saturday more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Helena in Alfalfa County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers). No damage or […]
          Tapizar asiento de moto   
Jfsillin,es el resultado de 35 años en el bonito mundo de la tapiceria. Experiencia en diseño,corte y confeccion,para que el trabajo en tu asiento,quede bonito,comodo y duradero. Un buen profesional,sabra dar forma a tus ideas y espectativas. Solo trabajamos,con materiales acordes,con las necesidades necesarias,para soportar las inclemencias climatologicas http://www.jfsillin.com
          Développeurs - Intégrateurs techniques Java J2EE (H/F) Expertise technique - ON-X - Ontario   
MOTS CLÉS Java, J2EE. Java (8 si possible), J2EE 6 ou 7 , JavaScript, XML, HTML5. Votre compétence en développement et en intégration logicielle autour des...
From ON-X - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 07:26:34 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Senior Technical Consultant - InfoTrellis - Canada   
3+ years in a J2EE environment including experience with application servers (WebSphere, Weblogic). Work closely with BA’s and architects to implement best-of...
From InfoTrellis - Thu, 25 May 2017 01:25:36 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Operador Medios Tecnologicos Zona Norte - Risk & Solutions Group Ltda - Bogotá, Cundinamarca   
Ubicación Puesto Zona Norte de Bogotá Servicio Administrativo Turnos 2x2 Buenas Relaciones Interpersonales Liderazgo 1. Al recibir el turno debe... $1.290.000 al mes
De Indeed - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:46:03 GMT - Ver todos: empleos en Bogotá, Cundinamarca
          "The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature." - Robert Louis Stevenson   
"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature." - Robert Louis Stevenson
          Radiologic Technologist - Full time Wilmington X-Ray - Christiana Care Health System - Wilmington, DE   
New &amp; World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle,...
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          Detská štvorkolka ATV Elektro 800W so spiatočkou, Nová   
Štvorkolka je osadená najsilnejším motorom, ktorý sa dnes v elektrických štvorkolkách používa - elektromotor o výkone 800W. Detská mini štvorkolka je kvalitný a dizajnovo veľmi dobre spracovaná. Je vybavená elektro-motorom s výkonom 800 Wattov, ktorý dokáže štvorkolku rozbehnúť rýchlosťou až 30-35 km / h Je vyrobená z kvalitného pevného materiálu. Štvorkolka je vybavená svetlom. 3 batérie 12V sú zárukou dlhého dojazdu cca 10 až 15km (podľa zaťaženia a terénu) Do telesnej váhy 70 kg zostáva QUAD stále obratný a mrštný. Štvorkolka je automatická, radí sa len vpred alebo vzad. Vďaka tichému a ekologickému elektromotora, môžete na štvorkolke jazdiť takmer kdekoľvek napr ísť s deťmi na prechádzku do parku, kam s benzínovou štvorkolku nemôžete. Technické informácie: Záruka: 24 Mesiac (ov) Výrobca: Nitro Motors Výkon motora: 800 W Batéria: 3x12V (12Ah) Radenie: Automat (vpred / vzad) Rýchlosť: 30 - 35 km / h Zavesenie vpredu: 2x tlmič Zavesenie zadné: Centrálne tlmič Brzdy predné: Dvojité kotúčové Brzdy zadné: Kotúčové Kolesá: Hliníková 4 palca Rozmery DxŠxV: 105x60x60 cm Výška sedla: 45 cm Hmotnosť: 37 kg Max. nosnosť: 70 kg Táto štvorkolka obsahuje novo aj 3-stupňový obmedzovač rýchlosti: Skladom viac modelov a fariebViac informácií na telefónnom číslo alebo v našom e-shopeMožnosť zaslania na dobierku
          Empowerment Radio with Dr. Friedemann Schaub: Why Women are More Likely to Suffer from Anxiety   
EpisodeAnxiety is the epidemic of our century. More than 40 million Americans are diagnosed with anxiety disorder – and according to statistics women are twice as likely to be affected as men. But what are the reasons for this gender difference? Are women just biologically more prone to worry? Are we as a society raising girls to be more emotional than boys? Or are men just less in touch with their feelings or too embarrassed to admit they are struggling?   Listen to Dr. Schaub’s ...
          A Beginners Guide and Tutorial for GANs   
Via O'Reilly, supported by Google. A Simplified Tutorial.  Instructive, not the idea of a network generating content.

Beginner's guide to GANs

This tutorial will show you how to build a generative adversarial network that learns to generate handwritten digits—essentially you'll teach a neural network how to write. You can download and modify the code from this tutorial on GitHub.

Generative Adversarial Networks for Beginners
Build a neural network that learns to generate handwritten digits.
By Jon Bruner,  Adit Deshpande  
Practical Generative Adversarial Networks for Beginners

You can download and modify the code from this tutorial on GitHub ... 

According to Yann LeCun, “adversarial training is the coolest thing since sliced bread.” Sliced bread certainly never created this much excitement within the deep learning community. Generative adversarial networks—or GANs, for short—have dramatically sharpened the possibility of AI-generated content, and have drawn active research efforts since they were first described by Ian Goodfellow et al. in 2014.

GANs are neural networks that learn to create synthetic data similar to some known input data. For instance, researchers have generated convincing images from photographs of everything from bedrooms to album covers, and they display a remarkable ability to reflect higher-order semantic logic.   .... " 

          Stand Up Math   
Will do anything to get math interest from kids.

I have been asked if math and computing interest are really interchangeable?   Having been a professional in both spaces,  and I say, yes, and especially now more than ever.   Just keep making the case that this computing magic is all bound together in fairly simple logic.  The ability to pay attention to detail and follow process also helps, in both domains.

Brought to my attention by Jim Spohrer:

Matt Parker     Possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt is always keen to mix his two passions of mathematics and stand-up.  .... " 
          Icariin on "sort plugins in wordpress admin"   

Definitely a logical idea, however maybe it would be hard for the new ones to rise up and get fair recognition if all the plugins that have been around for a long time (and thus have more ratings) are occupying the 'top rated' filter.

          Continuous notifiers/popups with mouse over expansion effect at Bottom Left   

Hi Everyone,
CC: @coothead
Now we have the base(attachment by @coothead courtesy) ready from the coothead's leadership/mentorship, let us give a try if we can incorporate diagonal expansion on mouse hover effect on popups as mentioned in the topic(point number 2). It is appearing to be simple css but involves logical javascript I trust to have the mouse over diagnonal expansion on DYNAMIC(continuous) popups. I am mentioning the point 2 here again for the references

Point number 2: For mouse over expansion of popups lets use the following page's middle content as reference.Move the mouse over on the text titled "list rent" expansion is happening from right to left...Our expansion of popup content can happen from "bottom left" to "top right".

          Operativo service impianti tecnologici - Capo cantiere - Technical Hunters - Novara, Piemonte   
In collaborazione con il Tecnico di Commessa si occupa di tutte le attività di manutenzione degli impianti tecnologici installati presso i clienti;...
Da Technical Hunters - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:36:15 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Novara, Piemonte
          [uhindsv46]:When the Golf Ball is Struck - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
If you were about to engage in a static activity, static stretching might well prepare you for it. If you are about to play a round of golf, dynamic stretching is necessary to get your parts moving and ready to perform. For example, putting your foot up on a bench best way to improve your golf swing, bending forward to touch your toe and holding that position for 30 seconds would be considered a static stretch. However when you golf swing stroke, if you put your foot on the bench, bent forward and then rotated your torso back and forth mimicking the rotation needed for the golf swing, this would be considered a dynamic stretch.
Static stretching has been shown to actually "deaden" a muscle neurologically for a time. You could also think of this as the muscle being "put to sleep" which is not ideal for increasing sport specific performance. As you stretch for a prolonged time, the brain is not able to effectively monitor the change in length due to a disengagement of the system which links muscle length to movement. You may have noticed a slowed reaction time or feeling "out of sync" if you have done a number of static stretches just prior to dynamic activity.
The loft on the club is referring to the angle of the club face. The higher number of the club means more loft and more arc when the ball is struck. A shorter armed person may need that additional loft as where a longer armed person would overdo it if they use a club with too much loft.
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          TeamLogic IT Ranked As A Top 50 MSP Worldwide   
TeamLogic IT was ranked number 36 on the annual MSPmentor list of the worldamp;rsquo;s most progressive managed IT services providers amp;ndash; the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition-Worldwide Company Rankings. The MSPmentor 501 is a comprehensive list of the industryamp;rsquo;s most innovative and capable managed services providers. According to mspmentor.net, this is the second year the company has used a new approach to compiling the list, raising the bar in terms of quality, transparency and relevance.
          Get Hooked on "Hina Logic", the Summer Season's Early Arrival!   
This week, "The Hook" awaits the coming of the summer anime season with a look at "Hina Logic," the first in Crunchyroll's upcoming batch of summer anime!

Can't wait for the summer anime season? One show is already out and waiting for you! Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic has premiered for Premium members. So why will this show get you hooked? Let us explain after the jump!

          DIR, CHIEF OF MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Recruit and train physicists and dosimetrists. Radiation Safety officer for assigned site. Provides and supervises safe clinical care for all patient care treatment.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:.

MSC in Medical Biophysics/Radiological Physics. Accuracy in all technical/clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. Leadership skills and significant clinical proton beam therapy experience are required. Proven experience in the clinical commissioning process as well as in the early operational phase of a proton therapy center

Required Certification/Registration:

American Board of Radiological Physics in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:

Board-certified PhD preferred.


Keywords: Radiation, Oncology, Dosimetrists, radiation therapy.



Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Leadership - Clinical

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

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          STAFF PHYSICIAN - Internal Medicine (Carlsbad)   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

STAFF PHYSICIAN - Internal Medicine Fulltime - SCMC Encinitas
General Description
A board certified or board eligible Internal Medicine physician providing outpatient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to Scripps Coastal Medical Center patients, representing the highest standards for clinical capability, professional education, quality improvement and overall patient care.
Key Responsibilities
Provides clinical care with emphasis on the whole patient including not only the medical needs, but the cognitive, psychological, functional and social needs
Coordinates care management proactively working with the healthcare team to produce good outcomes
Participates in quality assurance activities
Takes call and shares other duties as determined by the Site Physician Lead, CMO and/or President of the Group
Participates in clinical program development
Ability to function effectively within the medical group
Ability to work as schedule determined
Objective judgment
Committed to highest clinical standards
Respected by colleagues and ancillary staff
Supportive of the mission and goals of the organization
Job Location
Encinitas, California, United States
Position Type
Internal Medicine
Days Worked
4.5 to 5 days per week
Scripps Coastal Medical Center - Carlsbad

Job: Medical group Staff Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA)

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS CORPORATE OFFICES

Organization : 4275 CAMPUS POINT COURT

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Posted on: 2017-07-01

239-bed Hospital in the Central Valley of California, less than two hours from the Bay Area is needing an Xray tech for 13 weeks or longer. Candidates must have ARRT-R with CA license and Fluoro. Will be working with patients of all ages, must be able to operate all X-ray equipment and PACS, as well as prepare exam room, equipment, supplies and medications for patients procedures and is responsible for patient education. Would prefer candidates to also be proficient with CT or MRI. Position: Technologist Specialty/Modality: Radiography Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Radiology Technologist-California Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to imagingjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Physical therapy PT Outpatient Pediatric Clinic A private pediatric therapy clinic uniquely created for children with sensory processing, neurological, orthopedic, communication and motor developmental disorders is looking for a full time PT. The clinic provides multiple treatment rooms designed specifically to treat specific diagnoses, ages and disciplines, i.e. gym, scooter/bike, TEACCH/fine motor, pretend play, playground, oral motor, art/sensory, baby, toddler, neuro, orthopedic, SMART board, evaluation, sensory modulation/regulation and theme based speech rooms. Offers families an extremely supportive multidisciplinary team of speech pathologists, speech pathology assistant, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistant and infant learning child specialists. Flexible Work Hours Monday through Thursday Clinic (4 ten hour work days) or Monday through Friday Salary Annual clinic closure 3 Weeks during spring and Christmas breaks Continuing Education APTA Membership Dues Malpractice Liability Insurance Simple IRA Employer Matching Retirement Plan Flexible Spending Account Health Care Plan Paid Time Off Competitive Wages Position: Therapist Specialty/Modality: Physical Therapy Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Physical Therapist-Alaska Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to therapyjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          SUPV, MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Supervise/mentor medical dosimetrists or physicist assistants; perform annual evaluation. Ensures safe treatment in clinical practice and equipment maintenance; assures regulation compliance. Develop and maintain treatment planning guidelines or radiation safety programs. Provide clinical physics support in various radiation therapy procedures. Serve as resource to physicians and other staff members. Collaborates with other team members to improve overall clinical operation. Manage radiation oncology information system. Develops and maintains electronic medical records and treatment procedure guidelines.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: MSc or PhD in Science or Engineering; e.g. Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-Certified in American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Minimum of 8 years working experience in radiation therapy. Proven successful teaching and mentoring experience.



Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

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          MEDICAL PHYSICIST I - Scripps Proton Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Under the direction of the Chief of Medical Physics at SPTC, the Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will assist with the training and evaluation of dosimetrists and physicist assistants in the department. Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies. Responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Training and working experience in radiation therapy, accuracy in all technical clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. MSc in Science or Engineering; e.g., Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-eligible in American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiological physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:




Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

Job Posting :

Benefit status :

          Siguiendo las huellas del cambio   

Son muchas las áreas en las que se tambalean las bases que nos han traído hasta aquí. La lectura puede ser optimista, para quien lo lee como parte necesaria de la evolución, o derrotista para los que se agarran a presupuestos que, y a la vista está para quien quiera mirar, quedan obsoletos. Los cambios no son fáciles ni todos estamos preparados para avanzar al mismo ritmo, pero la buena noticia es que cada vez son más quienes se suman al carro. Y, con emoción, al menos por mi parte, la imagen de cabezas cortadas y gritos al vacío va siendo relegada por las iniciativas a las que cada vez se suman más personas y empresas. No hablamos de un simple cambio de camisa, hablamos de cambios de paradigma que se están dando en nuestros días, como por ejemplo en el mundo de la psiquiatría, de la enseñanza, y en el que nos ocupa hoy en concreto en este reportaje, el de la ecología o medio ambiente. Todos ellos tienen en común la evidencia empírica de que hay bastante que modificar y actualizar, es un cambio bárbaro el que hace falta, pero como podemos ver, ya hemos echado a andar.

En las tres áreas señaladas son graves las consecuencias que estamos pagando, pacientes diagnosticados con patologías y medicados, hasta el punto de llegar a ser enfermos crónicos, cuando muchas veces son estados naturales y humanos, cierto que complejos, de los que se están beneficiando sólo las farmacéuticas, puesto que ya se sabe que podrían tratarse desde otra perspectiva. Más y más alumnos que amplían los índices de fracaso escolar por no entrar en los estrechos márgenes que impone el sistema o la irresponsabilidad social que supone, tanto a nivel particular como corporativo, las conductas comerciales y empresariales a las que nos hemos acostumbrado, dañinas y agresivas, tanto para el medio ambiente como para nosotros.

A este panorama, no demasiado alentador, llegan como agua fresca noticias como las que hemos registrado en este mes y otras que están por llegar. En mayo se celebraba la Feria de Ecología y Sostenibilidad en el espacio del Cabildo La Granja, en el municipio de Arucas. Por allí pasaron miles de personas que conocieron, participaron, compraron o al menos vieron y disfrutaron los más de noventa puestos destinados a promocionar sus productos. La variedad de manufacturas naturales, biológicas o ecológicas allí presentes abarcó desde la alimentación, el vestido, los cosméticos, las terapias alternativas e incluso se expusieron coches eléctricos y distintos proyectos que no asumen el fomento de la economía separado de la responsabilidad social y el bienestar de las personas. Todos ellos con un fin común, contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida y proporcionar bien estar. Tratan de abrirse paso en el mercado y compiten con productos a los que ya estamos acostumbrados pero que, más veces de las que nos gustaría, esconden una parte que muchos de nosotros preferiríamos casi ni saber.

Buscando la manera de sumar

El presidente del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, visitó la feria y declaró que cada vez hay más personas, cooperativas, grupos de consumo y vías de comercialización. Llamaron la atención los talleres de terapias alternativas y, además de los stands, las personas que asistieron buscando contactos y colaboración o información. Macu Aguilera gestiona la marca de productos ecológicos Poppy Olé, centrada hasta el momento en la producción de moringa, una planta poco conocida y tan útil en alimentación, agricultura y medicina que la han denominado como la planta de la vida. “Este año no me dio tiempo a preparar el stand y apuntarme, pero el año que viene aquí estaremos”.

Paula Díaz es una de las responsables de la empresa Eco Touristing, organizadores de Verode (Ver- Oir-Debatir), nombre del I Foro de Turismo Sostenible de Canarias. Un evento que tendrá lugar durante los días diez y once de octubre en el municipio de Agüimes. “Pretende ser un espacio de debate y reflexión sobre el modelo turístico de Canarias, ofrecer visibilidad a casos de éxito en las islas y fomentar la transferencia de buenas prácticas en el sector. Todo desde una perspectiva integral de la sostenibilidad, atendiendo a criterios medioambientales, socioculturales y económicos.” Así nos lo presenta Paula que, como Macu, también asiste a la feria con la intención de generar vínculos.

Hablamos con Alicia Mir, responsable del Trade Project en cuyo stand nos explica cómo surgió y en qué consiste su empresa. “Yo me dedico al marketing y lo que hice fue pensar en cómo, desde mi lado creativo, podía ayudar a los sectores más vulnerables. Decidí crear un proyecto de responsabilidad social empresarial y organizo actividades de voluntariados con las multinacionales. Un día al mes, llevamos a un grupo de trabajadores de estas grandes empresas a trabajar en huertos sociales y ecológicos, parcelas que dan los ayuntamientos a organizaciones o grupos en riesgo de exclusión social, además las empresas donan material necesario. Es evidente que hay personas que quieren ayudar y no saben cómo, entonces yo les pongo en contacto, les invito a que lo hagan. No sólo están ayudando a personas sino que están cuidando el medio ambiente”. Alicia lleva dos años de andadura con este proyecto y está encantada, pero reconoce que aún no se explica cómo, pese a que hay financiación, manos para ayudar por un lado y gente que necesita ayuda por otro, por temas administrativos y burocráticos muchas veces no se puede dar ese intercambio.

Entre los productos de la feria todos de comercio justo o ecológicos, también presenciamos productos de importación, sobre lo que nos explica Alicia: “Ahora mismo no hay un nivel de negocio que permita generar empresas que se dediquen a la fabricación y distribución de productos 100% ecológicos, salvando el sector agrario que ya está en marcha, por eso seguimos encontrando productos importados y seguimos en la evolución de lograr acercarnos cada vez más al concepto kilómetro 0 en el resto de productos. Pero si es cierto que nos permite ampliar la variedad y concienciar y educar para que haya más interés en general”.

Alicia se alegra de que empiecen a generarse este tipo de actividades y espera que el pulmón que están significando en la sociedad nos llene de aires nuevos y vitalice la circulación de este tipo de comercio más consciente y saludable. “El público canario está cada vez más abierto a lo ecológico y lo natural, en Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Sevilla se hacen ferias como esta y los que estamos interesados en cambiar hábitos de vida y hemos asistido, estamos muy contentos de que por fin se hagan aquí”.

Entre los asistentes se comenta que los precios de los productos que se ofertan no son precisamente baratos. Alicia explica que, al ser aún minoría y el trato diferente que requieren este tipo de productos comparados con los de gran producción hace difícil bajar los precios, pero asegura que ahorramos en enfermedades, gastos derivados y preocupaciones.

La psicóloga Inmaculada Jáuregui, que asistió a la Feria, nos ofrece un breve análisis. “A pesar de haber miles de personas, encuentro que en una ciudad como la de Las Palmas, a estas alturas podrían ser muchos más los interesados. Falta difusión mediática. Variedad si hay, aunque no son todos los que están, ni están todos los que son, considero que es positivo mostrar el auge de este tipo de productos pertenecientes a un mercado que pretende crear conciencia. Los talleres, las conferencias pretenden hacer ver al ciudadano la importancia de lo ecológico y de mirar el panorama de forma cíclica, de ahí la presencia de los productos de temporada. También hemos visto en los stands, que sí hay productos que cumplen con la teoría y otros que son importados, por lo que tienen que seguir vías de comercialización no alternativas. Esto ocurre también con productos que son manufacturados aquí pero los elementos con los que se hacen vienen de fuera. Hemos visto desde placas solares a ropa reciclada o hecha con textiles naturales, en general una comercialización de productos orientada a la salud, al autocuidado. Los talleres de bioenergética y los masajes estaban a tope, paradójicamente ha faltado quorum en las conferencias. Es un muestrario de un tipo de vida que se querría, orientado a lo lento, a la tranquilidad que ha surgido en respuesta al sistema fagotizador y destructivo que conocemos. La edad de los que estamos aquí es entre los cuarenta y sesenta años más o menos, y algunos pequeños que van con sus padres. El factor generacional está claro”.

Ahora falta saber si las administraciones están por la labor de apoyar estas iniciativas y facilitar, visibilizar y apoyar un sector en auge, que, por lo menos apunta a fomentar otro tipo de valores. Como decíamos antes, iniciativas no faltan, como la Semana Internacional de la Energía, cuya cita en Las Palmas de Gran Caria también ha sido este mes de junio. Organizado por el periódico digital energyHub.es y la asociación Fodes por la Semana han pasado más de cien ponentes abordando temas energéticos, posibilidades de autoconsumo, la energía fotovoltaica, maremotriz y demás aplicables en Canarias, la aplicación de energía sostenible en proyectos arquitectónicos, etc. Por primera vez, estas jornadas se han celebrado en cinco escenarios diferentes con conferencias y encuentros entorno a la energía sostenible. Además de en las dos islas capitalinas, Gran Canaria y Tenerife, también en La Palma, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote. Y ya en el mes de octubre, como citaba antes, el I Foro de Turismo Sostenible Verode en el auditorio de Agüímes. Por allí nos vemos, si comparten la idea de desarrollo sostenible; aquél que se logra sin perjudicar al medio ambiente y sin poner en riesgo las posibilidades de desarrollo de las generaciones futuras.

          Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

"We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event," said Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research, which was published on Thursday in the journal Science.

But there is still time to avert catastrophe, Dr. McCauley and his colleagues also found. Compared with the continents, the oceans are mostly intact, still wild enough to bounce back to ecological health.

"We're lucky in many ways," said Malin L. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the new report. "The impacts are accelerating, but they're not so bad we can't reverse them."

More: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

          Rehabilitation and Joint Replacement   
Joint replacement procedures are increasingly common options for reducing pain and increasing mobility. Technological advances have made artificial joints safer and more effective than ever. Experts agree, though, that a solid rehabilitation program is essential for a successful joint replacement outcome. With the right knowledge and after-care, joint replacements offer new hope to those suffering […]
          A Look into the Process of the Microsoft Powered Kinetic Sculpture   

Momentum is a Microsoft-powered kinetic wood sculpture. It made of locally sourced ash wood. Inspired by the Microsoft logo, the sculpture is made up of 80 Ultramotion motors and 160 wooden tiles. As if it was alive, it moves when it senses human motion. Custom LEDs light up, illuminating the walls movement. When interacted with it feels as though the wall is following your every move.

The video shows behind the scenes process of a fully integrated system involving motors, sensors and light, titled Momentum.

Momentum is permanently exhibited at the Microsoft Lounge in downtown LA.

Learn more: news.microsoft.com/features/microsoft-lounge-l-live-new-technological-vision-blends-hollywoods-past-present/#BjyhWofQfLpQwpFs.97

Client: Microsoft / AEG / Microsoft Theater
Creative Director: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Direction/Touch Designer Development/ UI Design: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Drawings for Momentum the Kinetic Sculpture: Miron Nawratil
Lead Physical Computing and Fabrication: Zyia Zhang
Electrical Engineering: Bill Bowen
Physical Computing and Fabrication Assistant: Jason Rabie
Fabrication: Hannah Fink
Physical Computing Assistant: Danara Sarioglu
Project Management: Pa Her
Momentum Documentary Video: North and Nomad

Cast: VolvoxLabs

Tags: Kinect, Kinectic, TouchDesigner, Responsive, Fabrication, Miled, Wooden Facade, Microsoft, New Media, Architecture and Permanent installation

          Boucher, Dingell in House Energy Committee Call for Cap-and-Trade   

As he previously announced he would, Energy and Commerce’s Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee chair Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) released the first of a series of white papers on climate legislation today, Scope of a Cap-and-Trade Program.

Based on the hearings earlier this year, the Committee and Subcommittee Chairmen have reached the following conclusions: The United States should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 60 and 80 percent by 2050 to contribute to global efforts to address climate change. To do so, the United States should adopt an economy-wide, mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program. The central component of this program should be a cap-and-trade program. Given the breadth of the economy that will be affected by a national climate change program and the significant environmental consequences at stake, it is important to design a fair program that obtains the maximum emission reductions at the lowest cost and with the least economic disruption. The Subcommittee and full Committee will draft legislation to establish such a program.

Oddly, the white paper fails to mention a baseline for emissions reductions; the scientific consensus for the 80 percent reduction is from 1990 emissions levels.

The white paper makes no recommendations on how credits should be allocated, though Boucher has stated his resistance to auctions in the past. Nor does it discuss interaction with foreign carbon markets or how to deal with imports from unregulated entities.

The white paper argues that complementary measures are necessary:
“Even with a broad-based cap-and-trade program, complementary measures (such as a carbon tax or other tax-based incentives, efficiency or other performance standards, or research and development programs) will also be needed. For example, funding for research, development, and deployment of new technologies would assist industries that will need to adopt new technologies. In addition, efficiency or other performance standards might be appropriate for some economic actors that would be inappropriate to include directly in a cap-and-trade program, but that should contribute to an economy-wide reduction program in some other way.

Proposed measures range from Dingell’s carbon tax, increased CAFE standards, appliance and lighting efficiency standards, a federal renewable energy standard, to carbon sequestration funding.

Further notes are below.

Interestingly, the report draws extensively from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions September report, Size Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Who Would be Affected by a 10,000-ton CO2 Emissions Rule? The Nicholas Institute is run by Sen. Lieberman’s former environmental counsel, Nick Profeta.

A later white paper will discuss carbon offsets in the agricultural and industrial sector.

Greenhouse gas emissions from other sources in [the industrial] sector (such as landfills) generally may not lend themselves to regulation under a cap-and-trade program if there is difficulty in measuring the emissions accurately. For example, EPA currently operates methane programs that encourages landfills and other soruces to capture gas and use it for electricity generation. . . . The agricultural sector, however, does have significant opportunities to reduce emissions that may lend themselves to measurement, which could make them appropriate as a source of credits or offsets in a cap-and-trade program…. [manure methane capture, cropland biological sinks]... A later White Paper will discuss the potential for using such reductions as offsets or credits as part of the cap-and-trade program.

          Registered Nurse - Women's Care - Gynecology I/P - Victoria Hospital - London, ON   
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          【中古】【一回使用】Logicool G13 アドバンス ゲームボード   
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          Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews   
Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews
I am part Russian and will continue to expose the Jews behind the New World Order.  The same tactics and death camps are here in america just waiting to be used.  we know from the apocalypse they will "behead" Christians that is why there were 30,000 guillotines sent to these FEMA camps.  You may ask why beheading?  This is where the "organ harvesting" business comes into play.  It is not conspiracy folks get your head out of the sand.  The Jews are now saying their Messianic Era will start in about 5 years or so hence why I warn you that Antichrist Maitreya is about to arrive onto the scene.
WARNING: Sensitive Material
Below is a excerpt from the book, ‘under the sign of the scorpion’ which describes some of the methods of torture and mass murder the Jewish Communists (Bolsheviks) sadistically inflicted onto the Russian Christian people. I warn you, you will be horrified. This is the real holocaust that happened in the 20th century, the Russian Holocaust, carried out by blood-thirsty and demonic bolshevik jews. I highlighted the parts I found to be most gut-wrenching in red.
Here it must be pointed out that the Cheka was under the control of Jews, according to documents now available. Much of this was known already in 1925. The researcher Larseh wrote in his book “The Blood-Lust of Bolshevism” (Wurttemberg, p. 45) that 50 per cent of the Cheka consisted of Jews with Jewish names, 25 per cent were Jews who had taken Russian names. All the chiefs were Jews. Lenin was well informed about all those serious crimes. All of the documents were placed on his desk. Lenin answered: “Put more force into the terror… shoot every tenth person, place all the suspects in concentration camps!”
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Lenin incarcerated people without any sentence, despite the establishment of revolutionary tribunals, as was the case in France under the Jacobins. Lenin actually claimed that the concentration camps were schools of labour. (Mikhail Heller and Alexander Nekrich, doctors of history, “Utopia in Power”, London, 1986, p. 67.) Lenin also claimed that the factory was the workers’ only school. They did not need any other education. He emphasised that anyone who could only do simple arithmetic could run a factory. Just like the terror of the Jacobins in France, the Jewish Bolshevik functionaries used barges to drown people in. Bela Kun (actually Aaron Kohn) and Roza Zemlyachka (actually Rozalia Zalkind) drowned Russian 110 officers in this way in the Crimea in the autumn of 1920. (Igor Bunich, “The Party’s Gold”, St. Petersburg, 1992, p. 73.)
The unusually cruel Jewish Chekist Mikhail Kedrov (actually Zederbaum) drowned 1092 Russian officers in the White Sea in the spring of 1920. Lenin and his accomplices did not arrest just anyone. They executed those most active in society, the independent thinkers. Lenin gave orders to kill as many students as possible in several towns. The Chekists arrested every youth wearing a school cap. They were liquidated because Lenin believed the coming Russian intellectuals would be a threat to the Soviet regime. (Vladimir Soloukhin, “In the Light of Day”, Moscow 1992, p. 40.) The role of the Russian intellectuals in society was taken over by the Jews. Many students (for example in Yaroslavl) learned quickly and hid their school caps. Afterwards, the Chekists stopped all suspect youths and searched their hair for the stripe of the school cap. If the stripe was found, the youth was killed on the spot.
The author Vladimir Soloukhin revealed that the Chekists were especially interested in handsome boys and pretty girls. These were the first to be killed. It was believed that there would be more intellectuals among attractive people. Attractive youths were therefore killed as a danger to society. No crime as terrible as this has hitherto been described in the history of the world. The terror was co-ordinated by the Chekist functionary Joseph Unschlicht. How did they go about the murders? The Jewish Chekists flavoured murder with various torture methods. In his documentary “The Russia We Lost”, the director Stanislav Govorukhin told how the priesthood in Kherson were crucified. The archbishop Andronnikov in Perm was tortured: his eyes were poked out, his ears and nose were cut off.

In Kharkov the priest Dmitri was undressed. When he tried to make the sign of the cross, a Chekist cut off his right hand. Several sources tell how the Chekists in Kharkov placed the victims in a row and nailed their hands to a table, cut around their wrists with a knife, poured boiling water over the hands and pulled the skin off. This was called “pulling off the glove”. In other places, the victim’s head was placed on an anvil and slowly crushed with a steam hammer. Those due to undergo the same punishment the next day were forced to watch.
The eyes of church dignitaries were poked out, their tongues were cut off and they were buried alive. There were Chekists who used to cut open 111 the stomachs of their victims, following which they pulled out a length of the small intestine and nailed it to a telegraph pole and, with a whip, forced the unlucky victim to run circles around the pole until the whole intestine had been unravelled and the victim died. The bishop of Voronezh was boiled alive in a big pot, after which the monks, with revolvers aimed at their heads, were forced to drink this soup.
Other Chekists crushed the heads of their victims with special headscrews, or drilled them through with dental tools. The upper part of the skull was sawn off and the nearest in line was forced to eat the brain, following which the procedure would be repeated to the end of the line. The Chekists often arrested whole families and tortured the children before the eyes of their parents, and the wives before their husbands. Mikhail Voslensky, a former Soviet functionary, described some of the cruel methods used by the Chekists in his book “Nomenklatura” / “Nomenclature” (Stockholm, 1982, p. 321):Related image
“In Kharkov, people were scalped. In Voronezh, the torture victims were placed in barrels into which nails were hammered so that they stuck out on the inside, upon which the barrels were set rolling. A pentacle (usually a five-pointed star formerly used in magic) was burned into the foreheads of the victims. In Tsaritsyn and Kamyshin, the hands of victims were amputated with a saw. In Poltava and Kremenchug, the victims were impaled. In Odessa, they were roasted alive in ovens or ripped to pieces. In Kiev, the victims were placed in coffins with a decomposing body and buried alive, only to be dug up again after half an hour.” Lenin was dissatisfied with these reports and demanded: “Put more force into the terror!”
All of this happened in the provinces. The reader can try to imagine how people were executed in Moscow. The Russian-Jewish newspaper Yevreyskaya Tribuna stated on the 24th of August 1922 that Lenin had asked the rabbis if they were satisfied with the particularly cruel executions. The Ideological Background of the Terror Compare the crimes mentioned in the previous chapter with the Old Testament account of King David’s massacre of the entire civilian population of an enemy (“thus did he unto all the cities of the children of 112 Ammon”). He “cut them with saws and with harrows of iron” and “made them pass through the brickkiln”. After the Second World War, this text was changed in most European Bibles. Now, many Bibles state that the people were put to work with the tools mentioned and were occupied with brick-making – something the inhabitants had been doing continually for several thousand years already. (This is found in II Samuel, 12:31, and in I Chronicles 20:3.)
The Jewish extremists’ serious crimes in Russia were committed in the true spirit of the Old Testament (King James’ Bible): * The god of the Israelites demands the mass-murder of Gentiles (i.e. goyim = non-Jews), including women and children. (Deuteronomy, 20:16.) * Yahweh wishes to spread terror among the Gentiles (Deuteronomy, 2:25). * Yahweh demands the destruction of other religions (Deuteronomy, 7:5). * The Jews may divide the prey of a great spoil (Isaiah, 33:23). * The Jews may make Gentiles their slaves (Isaiah, 14:2). * Those refusing to serve the Jews shall perish and be utterly wasted (Isaiah, 60:12). * Gentiles shall be forced to eat

their own flesh (Isaiah, 49:26).

Returning to the Bolshevik terror: in order to control the people’s hatred of their Jewish torturers and executioners, people suspected of having an anti-Semitic attitude were also executed. Those in possession of the book “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” were executed on the spot. At the end of March 1919, Lenin was forced to explain: “The Jews are not the enemies of the working classes… they are our friends in the struggle for Socialism.” But the people hated precisely this Socialism and those who practised terror in its name. Vladimir Ulyanov’s passion was to kill as many people as possible without thinking of the consequences. Of course, he never wondered whether it was really possible to build a state on violence and evil.
Lenin showed the same kind of thoughtlessness by the Yenisei, where he had loaded his boat with so many dead rabbits with crushed heads that it sank under the weight. In August 1991 the state-ship Lenin had launched, sank. What else was to be expected? In the beginning of the 1920s there were already 70 000 prisoners in 300 concentration camps, according to “The Russian Revolution” by 113 Richard Pipes at Harvard University, though in reality there were probably many more. It was in this manner that Lenin built his GULAG archipelago.
continued here 

see also – 

do americans face a red terror

the genocide you never hear of

judaism is communism




time to start defending christianity

Great Anti-Bolshevist Exhibition (1937)

Secret Behind Communism –  The Ethnic Origins of the bolshevik revolution

jewish murderers of the russian revolution

The Jewish Butchers Behind Communism 

Jewish Quotes from the New World Order

  This was my talk with Scottie Spencer from Smoloko.com

          SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?   
SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?
You all know what I have to say on the matter...
Last week, I commented upon an article written by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, an English translation of which was published online by the Remnant under the title:
A MAJOR SSPX CLARIFICATION: Towards a Doctrinal Agreement?
In the article, Fr Gleize articulated his objections to any possible agreement with Rome that would result in its canonical regularization apart from “a correction of the Council’s errors.”
Prior to publishing my post, I requested confirmation from my contacts at the SSPX District House here in the U.S. as to whether Fr. Gleize’s statements reflect the official position of the Society itself, or if they stand in contrast to it; i.e., against the position currently held by Bishop Fellay.
Thus far, I’ve received no response, which seems to all but confirm my initial impression that it is the latter and not a “major clarification” from the Society itself.

If anything changes in this regard, I will let you know.

At this, I’d like to take a closer look at certain of the propositions that Fr. Gleize set forth in support of his argument to see just how reasonable they are, or not.
Perhaps the most critical point; the one upon which his entire argument rests, is the following:
“As we have already explained, our goal is for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome. This goal is first in our intention…”
I’m not so sure that the primary “goal” of the Society is the conversion of Rome.
Certainly, the conversion of Rome is a goal, but at least insofar as I am aware, the SSPX has never articulated this as its raison d’ê·tre.
On its website under the heading, What is the Society of St. Pius X, we find:
“The Society of St. Pius X is an international priestly society of common life without vows, whose purpose is to train, support, and encourage holy priests so that they may effectively spread the Catholic Faith throughout the world … Together they seek the goal of the priesthood: the glorification of God, the continuation of Our Lord’s redemptive work, the salvation of souls. They accomplish this by fidelity to Christ’s testament, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Indeed, striving for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome is intimately related to the Society’s mission, but the bottom line purpose of its existence is the salvation of souls.
This also happens to be the supreme law of the Church and the very reason why the SSPX can legitimately lay claim to supplied jurisdiction.
In support of his position, Fr. Gleize provided the following quote of Archbishop Lefebvre:
“What interests us first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith. That is our combat. So the canonical question, which is purely exterior and public in the Church, is secondary. What is important is to remain in the Church… in the Church, that is to say in the Catholic Faith of all time and in the true priesthood, and in the true Mass, and in the true sacraments, in the Catechism of all time, with the Bible of all time. That is what interests us. That is what the Church is. To be recognized publicly, that is secondary. So, we mustn’t seek secondary things by losing what is fundamental, what is the primary object of our combat.”
First, let me say that I am not a proponent of proof-texting with quotes lifted from the Archbishop’s various statements (an attempt to play the WWMD card that I wrote about some time ago).
That said, I find this citation rather odd given that it in no way supports Fr. Gleize’s argument.
If, indeed, what interests the Society “first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith,” including all of the things Archbishop Lefebvre listed, how exactly is regular jurisdiction opposed to it?
Obviously, it is not; that is, not directly so.
Fr. Gleize, however, would argue that it does so indirectly as follows:
“The bad effect [of accepting a canonical recognition] is itself double: firstly, the risk of relatavizing Tradition, which would thenceforward only appear as the particular good and the personal theological preference of the Society of Saint Pius X; secondly the risk of betraying and abandoning this particular good because of the ambient favens haeresim which characterizes the Conciliar Church per se.”
Let’s look at these two risks separately.
Question: To whom would Tradition “appear” as little more than a matter of personal preference as opposed to the Faith of all time?
Answer: The ignorant.
Let’s be honest, there are numerous ignorant persons to whom, thanks to the status quo, the SSPX appears to be rebelling against the Church, and even as “schismatic” and somehow less-than-Catholic.
Is it really the case that one form of ignorance is preferable to the other?
Sorry, I’m not buying it.
The second risk, on the other hand; namely, that of the Society somehow “betraying and abandoning” Tradition deserves consideration.
Until rather recently, I had no reason to question the Society’s resolve. Today, however, I must admit that I am deeply concerned about it.
Let me be clear: I do not believe for a moment that Bishop Fellay will ever allow the SSPX to adopt the modernist mindset of the “Conciliar Church;” e.g., positively arguing in support of the Novus Ordo, ecumenism, religious liberty, inter-religious dialogue, etc.
There is, however, more than one way to betray Tradition, and one of them concerns the failure to condemn blasphemy and heresy for what they truly are – loudly, clearly and plainly.
Ironically, it is thanks to Fr. Gleize and his series of articles presenting the official position of the SPPX on Francis and Amoris Laetitia  that I am no longer convinced that the Society has the resolve to speak with clarity and conviction moving forward.
Unless they do, being regularized would be like going on a bear hunt while leaving the rifle at home.
I have always maintained that the granting of regular jurisdiction to the SSPX is a matter of justice; one that boils down to the fundamental question:
Is the Society of St. Pius X Catholic?
The truth is they are, and Rome has an obligation to acknowledge as much and to treat them accordingly.
While I still believe this, I also believe that it is reasonable to wonder whether or not the Society has the wherewithal to uphold their own obligation to the truth.
In other words, if already the SSPX is treading lightly in the face of the unprecedented danger to souls represented by Amoris Laetitia and its “humble” author, how can anyone be confident that they will do any better if regularized?


Lose The Doctrine and You Will Lose Your Soul - Fr. David Hewko


          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”

I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.

The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:


1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.

This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.


Chris Bollyn "9-11 Deception: Greater Killsrael"  

          EXODUS II: Escaping the New World Order (Part TWO)   

EXODUS II:  Escaping the New World Order (Part TWO)
By:  Eric Gajewski

There are still so many people who are ignorant of the New World Order.  What do I mean when I say a New World Order and what is the Old World Order?  The Old World Order was Christendom.  We will only have true peace in this world once hearts come back to Christ and the Catholic Faith through the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is NO other path.  A good portion of the world was once unified in Faith in the Catholic religion but over centuries due to heresy Christendom has been broken down.  The Gospel of our Lord has been replaced by Vatican II and a “feel good humanitarianism” which is only paving the way for the False Prophet and Antichrist.  It is void of the true Gospel and Faith.  How do we escape all that which surrounds us today? Whether it be false doctrine or the immoral filth being shoved down our throats.  Let me now continue on in this analysis between the crisis of Moses time and our own.  

Connection between Exodus 4:12 and Luke 21:15. God’s own then were being persecuted as so are we now.  We now have a hierarchy so theologically clueless that they are willing to give real Catholics new labels such as fundamentalist or Pharisaical.  Fortunately, Gods own then had good leadership and we have a hope of the great Pope to come to lead us through this tribulation as Moses once did.  Moses led His people through the Red sea and so will Peter II.  We shall arrive in the Promised Land safely passing through the two pillars of victory The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Eucharist.  Nevertheless, see how in Exodus 4:12 God is telling Moses not to worry about what to say to the Pharao and persecutor’s.  God is telling His own the same now.  We have not seen anything yet in terms of the great persecution this is still to come leading up to the arrival of Antichrist and during the Great Tribulation.  The Holy Ghost will talk we must simply remain in patience to win our souls.  Faithfulness.

   All pledging their allegiance to the NWO and Antichrist Maitreya

The Abomination of Desolation: Maitreya's Image 

Notable traditional catholic apologist Kathleen Keating says Maitreya is Antichrist as well
Exodus 5:1 Let my people go that they might sacrifice.  We now have an attack coming from the highest authorities of the Church on the true Mass.  The contrived New Mass is not Catholic and pertains to the Conciliar Church.  A Conciliar Church which so adamantly stands behind “its cult of man” (FreeMasonry) principles and would even claim those not willing to submit to be heretical.  “The Church will be punished because the majority of Her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until She will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, She will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters.”   St. Nicholas von Flue (15th century)  We have a supposed Pope who doesn’t even believe in a Catholic God now attacking “traditionalist’s” left and right!  When shall we escape?  Perhaps when Catholics turn from the world and begin to see things through the eyes of God.  Those mixing themselves up with the world will find themselves in hell one day and sadly we so many on this path.  Modern “Catholics” seek a happiness which is not from God.  They do not want to embrace their cross like the Saints and thus they follow along in false obedience blindly to Vatican II and its feel good humanitarian gospel.  The Church is going underground but we shall still Sacrifice.  And the churches too will wail with a mighty lamentation, because neither oblation nor incense is attended to, nor a service acceptable to God; but the sanctuaries of the churches will become like a garden-watcher's hut, and the Holy Body and Blood of Christ will not be shown in those days. The public service of God shall be extinguished.”  St. Hippolytus (3rd century)

Mark of the Beast: New Age Luciferian Initiation 

Exodus 5:2  Who is the Lord that I should listen.  The Jews/Synagogue of Satan want nothing to do with the true God.  They put Him to death and now seek their New World Order who will be headed religiously by the False Prophet, who, thus, takes orders form the Antichrist.  Why should we listen to the Lord they are saying.  For this is not their “god”.  They are building a new world order largely on economics which the post Vatican II popes have supported.  Our supposed very own are in on the game objectively speaking.  This is why so many Catholics refuse to believe we are in an apostasy.  They say God would never allow something like this!  Oh yes He would and its found in Scripture, Tradition and approved Marian revelations!  They too don’t want to listen nor see the truth largely and thus we find ourselves in the endgame.  When Planet X passes and the sign of the son of man is seen up above the Jews and the whole world will see that I AM is coming and that He is in control.  Largely, we are in this mess because Christians take too much pleasure in this world and could truly care less about the work necessary to save their own soul.  It is a poor exchange the temporal now for the everlasting later.

AGE OF DECEIT* (FULL) Fallen Angels and the New World Order 

Exodus 6:4 God’s Covenant.  It continues on with His Catholic Church.  We know He is with us and His Church until the very end.  Matthew 16: 18 confirms this.  CERN, the Antichrist, and all the enemies of the Church cannot defeat that which is Divine.  Fatima records this continuation of the Covenant with His people.  “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph”.  Through, the Blessed Virgin Mary the Church continues on in Faith.  What is interesting to note is that the Church Fathers teach the Jews will convert to Catholicism in the end.  Specially over the preaching/finding of the Ark.  Is this not our Lady?  We must pray for the faithless to become of the Faith through Our model of Faith the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is through her intercession that they shall see clearly in the final analysis.   

Fr. Kramer: Fatima, Church History & Present Crisis  

Exodus 6:6 God delivers.  I touched upon this briefly last installment.  It is not going to be “traditionalists” who save the day for the Church.  No, this crisis is FAR worse than the Arian crisis.  They have their false doctrines in place and a decent number of prelates are truly working for the enemy objectively speaking.  The others just follow in ignorance or in false obedience.  It is going to be God with His mighty Arm which is going to shake this world and deliver us from the enemy.  Make no mistake we still have to do our part in union with the immaculate and Sacred Heart but ultimately Redemption will come once again through the Christ via the Immaculate Heart.  Her mantle covers and His Heart shews forth Fire.  Those who spend little time in prayer are going to have a rude awakening soon as the whole world literally collapses around us.  I prove this daily in my work with all the signs of the end.  To make it through the days ahead you are going to need Faith more greater than the size of a mustard seed.  You are going to need a full tree, therefore, look for those opportunities in your life that God is giving you the opportunity to grow.

The Antichrist Is Here And Soon To Appear 

TradCatKnight: Triumph of Immaculate & Sacred Hearts  

          Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China   
Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China
Latest earth changes news...

A sleeping woman was swallowed by sinkhole in central China after her bedroom collapsed during heavy rain.

The video, filmed in Shizhuling, Hunan Province on June 25, shows how the house partially collapsed when the sinkhole opened due to the unstable terrain composed of a network of caves and waterways.



Just like Jeff Bush in Florida a few years ago! Fears are growing for a 45-year-old mother in central China who was apparently swallowed by a sinkhole while she was sleeping in her bed.

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Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China (video). via South China Morning Post
It is her husband that rang the alarm on Saturday morning, when after hearing a loud boom, he entered his bedroom, and found a three-square-metre hole in the floor that swallowed a refrigerator, an electric fan and his wife.
The couple lives in Shizhuling, a village in the city of Lianyuan, which had been hard hit by heavy rains over the previous two days.

Search for the swallowed woman

Rescue teams launched a search for the missing woman – digging to a depth of 15 metres – but the work had to be called off when conditions became too dangerous. The excavation in the sodden ground even led to the partial collapse of a neighbouring property.

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Rescue teams dig 15 meters deep and did not find the body of the 42-year-old mother. via South China Morning Post
The deadly sinkhole was most certainly due to geological landscape in the area made of a network of caves and underground waterways.

For the video:

 "And the Earth Shall Swallow up..." 


DEVELOPING: Mysterious boom shakes houses and alarms residents in St. Helens, Oregon

A mysterious sound resembling a thunderous explosion was heard around 8 p.m. on June 25 in the St. Helens area. Curious citizens flooded social media with questions about the origin of the loud boom that some said shook homes and rattled windows. According to St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss, the first reports of the sound came in at 8:22 p.m. Moss said his department fielded 11 calls regarding the boom, mainly from residents on the west side of town.
The cause of the sound has not been determined. Moss said this time of year is marked by frequent firework and “loud boom” reports. Without more definitive information, Moss said the matter would be considered closed. There was a viral reaction to the sound on Facebook, where reports of the boom were contentiously debated and numerous theories were offered. READ MORE

BIRTH PANGS: 900 Quakes in Yellowstone, 40 quakes near Lake Tahoe, 40 Quakes in N. Iceland

There are currently several seismic swarms taking place around the world. Nobody knows when they are going to stop and more frightening what they are going to produce. Yellowstone Supervolcano earthquake swarm reaches 878 events in just two weeks. The earthquake swarm hitting the Yellowstone national Park is currently slowing down, but more than 900 quakes have already hit near West Yellowstone on the western edge of the National Park in the last 2 weeks. But there is
virtually no risk of the volcano erupting – USGS hasn’t raised either the volcano alert level or the aviation color. The current earthquake swarm began on June 12. A week later, the USGS put out a statement to say that 464 earthquakes had been recorded, with the largest being magnitude 4.4. This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years. At the time, a spokesperson for the USGS said “slowly winding down,” adding that “no other geological activity has been detected.” However, in a newly released statement about the ongoing swarm, seismologists from the University of Utah said 878 events have now been recorded at Yellowstone National Park. READ MORE

Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected

Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) valid 01:00 UTC (09:00 local time) on June 26, Changde, Yueyang, Yiyang, Loudi, Shangrao, Juijiang and other places recorded between 350 and
470 mm (13.8 – 18.5 inches) of rain since the evening of June 22. By that time, severe weather affected 7.33 million people, 504 000 people were evacuated, and 186 000 needed emergency rescue. 6 500 houses collapsed while 60 000 suffered different degrees of damage. The direct economic loss was estimated at 9.46 billion yuan. At 01:00 UTC on June 27, the number of affected people rose to 7.446 million. READ MORE

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          Motion Industries Austin   

Motion Industries Austin
The event will be an entire week long convention mainly dedicated technical workshops and education discussion and activities. Events that take place, beyond the education you'll get in workshops and be able to use there and as soon as you get home... There will be screenings of the NASA movie, “Money”, Nine Inch Nails movie “Ghost eight”, and Addictive TV's “Slumdog Millionaire Remix” and many more will take place for the festival-goer audience's pleasure and critique.

Please come and pay us more attention, and pay yourself a favor and come out and play as I'm sure you'll enjoy this video motion design convention. In 2009 the festival has already been held in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois and is now being held in Austin, Texas.

If you think this is a new event, it all began in 2006 at the Chicago Motion Graphics Festival, moving on becoming an annual event in 2007. And in 2008, the motion graphics Festival was held three times once in Chicago once in Orlando, Florida then once more in Boston, Massachusetts.

This years third venue, Austin has been considered a technology and Internet hot-spot over the last decade were the culture match is the level of technological progression. If you're not from Texas, I hope you're surprised and definitely appreciate and enjoy Austin and the surrounding areas. As the capital of Texas this town adds a flair with some Southern history and hospitality as well as an interesting community. The city and surrounding area has many sites to be seen that will be a great setting for your time away from the festival.

For those not there for the site seeing, but desiring something to do to have a grand ol' time, the city does sleep but there are plenty of places to have a wild time awake, if you're into having a blast after the educational events. Drag some of your fellow festival-goers off to an Austin Sixth Street club or bar to dance and drink the night away.

...And if you're in Austin denizen, check out the events and enjoy the quality movies with those temporarily in your hometown. What would you lose? It's just a seven dollars admission fee. You might lose a good time otherwise and there's no major deterrent from other more local technophiles to make their way down to the shows and there will likely will be a bigger turnout than you and everyone else might expect.

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          Radiologic Technologist - MobilexUSA - Maryland   
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform and process X-Rays using portable digital (DR) or computed (CR) radiography equipment and submit/transmit them to a
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          Radiologic Sciences Faculty - ECPI University - Virginia   
What does ECPI University have to offer? ECPI University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If so, then ECPI University may be the place for you....
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          Neuropsych Tech - PRN - Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN   
This individual will administer neuropsychological test batteries under the clinical supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist....
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          Tintagel Castle Footbridge submitted for Planning Consent   

An application has been made for Planning Consent for a new footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

The last time I featured this project was to discuss the six shortlisted competition entries back in December 2015. In March 2016, the winner was announced as Ney and Partners with William Matthews Associates. The scheme is for a new bridge to take visitors onto the Tintagel Castle promontory, a beautiful and deeply historic site. The bridge will provide access for the mobility-impaired for the first time.

You can find the full planning application online, but I've extracted some of the pertinent material to share here.

The bridge gives the appearance of being a very slender arch structure, but in fact it is formed of two giant steel cantilevers, each shaped with a parabolic curve in elevation. In theory, this means that the lower rib carries a constant force when the bridge is subject to a uniform load, allowing for an efficient use of structural steel. In practice, things are never so simple.

The lower and upper ribs each comprise two weathering steel fabricated box girders. These span 66.7m in total. The cantilevers are not quite symmetrical.

The upper ribs are parallel, with the 3.0m wide structure supporting a 2.5m wide walkway. At midspan, these ribs are a mere 175mm deep, impressively slender by any standard. The lower ribs converge towards their foundations, and are also exceptionally small, being only 140mm deep over most of their length.

The structure's strength comes from the depth of the twin cantilevers, which reaches 4.4m near the supports. The upper and lower ribs are connected by what the designers refer to as a "Thomas Telford" detail, for reasons which should be obvious. These spandrel lattices are formed from solid stainless steel bars varying in cross-section from 30mm square to 65mm square.

The structural dimensions illustrate a peculiar talent that Ney and Partners seem to have for exploiting design standards to their absolute limit, and creating structures of astonishing slenderness. The total weight of the steel structure is stated as 66 tonnes, which is quite amazing for this span. It's no surprise given the slenderness to read that the bridge's first natural frequency is 1.6 Hz (well into the vulnerable area for pedestrian excitation).

The bridge deck consists of slates placed on edge in a sand bedding layer, carried on stainless steel pans supported between the primary structural ribs. The pans have drainage scuppers in the soffit, and there is an air gap between the deck pans and the main ribs to ensure the weathering steel can weather properly.

The bridge balustrades consist of stainless steel bars supporting oak handrails, 1.3m high in total.

The bridge foundations are proposed as rock anchors for both the compression (lower rib) and tension (upper rib) elements, with additional rock anchors used to stabilise the exposed cliff faces.

The gap in the middle of the bridge is nominally 42 mm, reducing to 5 mm under maximum temperatures, and increasing to 85 mm under minimum temperatures. There's clearly a degree of controversy to this particular detail, given the risk of a trip hazard or simply the discomfort caused to visitors already made anxious by height and exposure.

At competition stage I observed that significant differential deflections could also be expected when one cantilever was loaded more than the other (by pedestrians or by wind), but the planning submission makes clear that the two cantilevers are in fact connected by shear pins, in a similar manner to a twin-bascule bridge.

I think the poetic idea behind the gap justifies the problems that it creates: the intention is to make intensely apparent the sensation of stepping from the present into the past, of the division between the Tintagel Castle and the mundane world.

The designers have also sought to address the other major objection raised at competition stage, which was to the adoption of weathering steel at an exposed coastal site, where the wind will blow salt spray high above the sea. They have instituted a series of corrosion tests on steel plates exposed at the project site, and the planning submission documents make clear that if these are unsuccessful, the weathering steel will simply be substituted with conventional painted structural steel.

However, there seems to be little acknowledgement of the bimetallic corrosion issue created by the use of so much stainless steel and weathering steel connected together. This combination will tend to lead to accelerated corrosion of the weathering steel at connection points, especially if moisture and salts are present.

Results of the on-site salt spray corrosion tests were due to be completed in June 2017 so it would be very interesting to see the results.

An article in The Guardian focuses on what appears to be increasing opposition to the entire idea of a bridge and captures some of the key issues. If you visit the planning consent website, it's clear there are numerous objectors.

One that's particularly worth reading is from Cornish bard, Bert Biscoe, arguing that whatever the merits of the particular bridge design, they cannot outweigh the damage that will be caused to a site of major archaeological importance. The argument is not about the physical impact of the bridge, but about the very desire of the site's custodian, English Heritage, to increase visitor numbers in such a sensitive site. This is an argument about the merits of preservation over the merits of public access - it is intrinsically anti-populist, but perhaps necessary.

I have been to Tintagel and my initial feeling about the bridge was that the improved accessibility would be very welcome. The promontory is currently accessed via a low-level bridge and a series of awkward steps, which are very difficult for some visitors to traverse. The planning submission notes that some 15% of visitors who buy a ticket for the Castle never actually make it up the existing steps onto the promontory.

However, the bridge is no panacea for this, as there will still be areas which are only accessible via steps or very narrow paths. It's therefore legitimate to consider whether the adverse impacts of such a major intervention are justified by the benefits.

I will be very surprised if the bridge fails this initial planning consent hurdle. However, Scheduled Monument consent will also be required, and I expect opponents of the scheme will petition central government to call in the entire planning application for further review, such is the sensitivity of the site

 I think the designers involved have done an excellent job in addressing the site constraints, within the limits of their brief, and this will be a very interesting project to follow, especially if it proceeds all the way to be built.
          Comment on Echoes in Syria of Afghanistan in the 1990s by Michael Kenny   
The lesson of Afgahnistan (and Vietnam, among others) is that state parties always lose guerilla wars. In Syria, the state parties are Assad and Putin. They will ultimately lose the war there. It would be very easy to de-escalate and accomodate if it was just a matter of Assad. Indeed, if it was, there would probably have been no escalation in the first place and an accomodation would have been reached years ago. The disturbance factor is Putin. For a whole host of moral and practical reasons, Putin has to be removed from Ukraine and since he has been foolish enough to bog himself down in Syria it's logical to fight him there, where he's most vulnerable. If Putin wants to keep Assad, then there has to be de-escalation and accomodation in Ukraine, something Putin shows no sign of being willing to do.
          Granular controlled release agrochemical compositions and process for the preparation thereof   
A granular agrochemical composition is disclosed including a granular core material having a water soluble portion with a first coating layer applied on the surface of the core material and a second coating layer applied on the surface of the first coating layer. The first coating layer includes a wax composition having a biologically active ingredient incorporated therein and the second coating layer includes a polymeric composition. The granular agrochemical composition exhibits a controlled rate of release of the biologically active ingredient therefrom over a period greater than about 30 days from the date of initial exposure of the granular composition to moisture whereby essentially all of the biologically active ingredient incorporated in the wax material of the first coating layer is released from the granular composition before the water soluble portion of the granular core material is released from the granular composition.
          Weed control in joints of concrete block and other paving stone   
The present weed reducing material reduces the necessary weed control work by making joint filling sand a hostile substrate for plant and fungus growth by using an environmentally acceptable slow release mineral additive. The additive, having similar grain size distribution, mechanical and rheological properties, forms an integral part of the joint filling sand. The specific gravity of the additive is lower than quartz sand imparting a tendency for the additive to migrate towards the top part of the joint. The additive leads to pore waters rich in sodium and at high pH, both qualities being maintained over long periods. The mixture of additive and sand is handled and applied using conventional laying techniques and equipment, observing usual precautions for mortar or cement mixes with sand. In the environment, reaction with CO2 in the air or in the soil porosity inactivates the causticity, yielding harmless carbonate salts.
          6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador   

A solid quake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck west of Ecuador, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday.

The shallow quake was enlisted at 22:29 GMT, the office said. The epicenter lied right around 20 miles northwest from the coastal city of Bahia at a profundity of 6.2 miles.

Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband

There were no reports of harm or losses.

In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that slaughtered many individuals, harming more than 12,000 and causing genuine harm along the nation’s Pacific drift.

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          Plant Control Systems Technician - DCS Technician - Dominion Energy - Lusby, MD   
Competency in performing DCS/PLC changes in logic, graphics, control loop configuration and network configuration;...
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          By Facebook's Logic, Who Is Protected From Hate Speech?   
The social company's rules for determining what constitutes a protected class doesn't always allow for nuance.
          Una chiosa sulla sofferenza e sulla dignità della vita.   
Le sofferenze sia fisiche che psicologiche, possono essere fronteggiate con tutte le cure palliative - che sono altra cosa dall'accanimento terapeutico - e con tutta l'amorevolezza della vicinanza e dell'accompagnamento.
Ѐ arbitrario sostenere che essere intubati, sedati, ecc. renda la vita non degna di essere vissuta. 
In primo luogo perché afferma la superiorità di una posizione etica sull'altra, stigmatizzando quella di chi non considera mai la vita indegna. La dignità non sta nell'assenza di sofferenza o di bisogno ma nel modo in cui si accetta e ci si fa carico di situazioni difficili, sia subendo che accompagnando. Ѐ certo doloroso e impegnativo, moralmente e materialmente, ma appartiene all'uomo redento che vive ogni situazione in atteggiamento di 'offerta', fatto forte dalla grazia che lo rende possibile.
In secondo luogo perché ne conseguono soluzioni drastiche nei confronti del malato, magari accampando anche ragioni economiche in termini di costi materiali, quando il 'costo' spirituale non ha prezzo nell'economia della salvezza. Chi non ci crede resta libero di scegliere una fine accelerata; ma resta una scelta personale che non può diventare legge per tutti e non può coinvolgere lo stato che si sostituisce alla coscienza umana. Perché non può essere altrettanto libero chi crede e fa la scelta opposta?
Inoltre è un comportamento che offende moltissimi malati (e spesso anche i loro familiari) che, pur in situazioni difficili, non ritengono indegna la loro vita, ma preziosa fino alla fine naturale.
Oltretutto non si può conoscere la vita interiore delle persone, valutandola solo da un punto di vista materialista. Non possiamo sapere che esperienze siano loro riservate. Personalmente ho vissuto una situazione di rianimazione nella quale il mio nucleo di coscienza c'era e non dico altro. Ci sono molte testimonianze di persone 'uscite' da stati vegetativi, alcuni ritenuti irreversibili, che dicono di esser state consapevoli di ciò che avevano intorno, soprattutto delle persone che si prendevano cura di loro. Non possiamo sapere se malati come il piccolo Charlie "sentano" i genitori, chi se ne prende cura e cosa provino. Non possiamo sapere neppure che fine abbia ogni loro istante vissuto su questa terra, su un piano metafisico che ormai tutti sembrano accantonare. Ciò che non si conosce dovrebbe rendere almeno prudenti e, se c'è da scommettere, bisognerebbe farlo a favore della vita e non della morte.
Non mettiamo dunque in relazione la sofferenza con la dignità della vita. Chi soffre non è meno degno di vivere di chi non soffre. E chi sostiene che un certo tipo di sofferenza rende la vita indegna decida per sé e non pretenda di farlo per gli altri.

          Può esistere una disciplina ecclesiastica che contraddice il Magistero?    
Ringraziamo Giuseppe Fallica che ci invia il testo pubblicato di seguito. È importante tener desta l'attenzione sul concetto errato propugnato da coloro - compreso il papa regnante - che tentano di “emancipare” la pastorale dalla dottrina.

Alcuni teologi tengono a  sottolineare che la proibizione della Comunione ai divorziati risposati non è un dogma della fede cattolica ma una disciplina ecclesiastica, mutabile per ciò stesso dal Papa nell’esercizio del suo ministero.

Si tratta di una precisazione certamente vera e opportuna, ma che richiede alcune puntualizzazioni.
La disciplina ecclesiastica finora vigente, quella insegnata da San Giovanni Paolo II in "Familiaris consortio", n. 84 e da Papa Benedetto in "Sacramentum caritatis" (ovvero di escludere dalla riconciliazione sacramentale e dall’Eucaristia chi essendo legato da un vincolo sacramentale valido e indissolubile di matrimonio e vivendo in una seconda unione, non si impegna a comportarsi “come fratello e sorella”) è fondata su ragioni di ordine scritturistico, tradizionale e magisteriale, ed  è ovvio che una nuova disciplina ecclesiastica su questa materia, necessita a sua volta di fondarsi (o almeno di non contraddire) le Scritture, la Tradizione e il Magistero.

Nello specifico, appartiene all’insegnamento definitivo della Chiesa il fatto che è possibile ricevere lecitamente l’Eucaristia solo nello stato di Grazia santificante e che per ottenere validamente l’assoluzione sacramentale occorre il pentimento e il proposito di emendarsi. Appartiene altresì all’insegnamento definitivo, il fatto che Dio non permetta mai che alcuno, in qualunque circostanza possa trovarsi, sia tentato oltre la propria capacità di resistenza.

Pertanto (mettendo da parte i casi già considerati di coloro che esprimono il fermo proposito di vivere come fratello e sorella), una nuova disciplina ecclesiastica che ammetta in alcuni casi i divorziati risposati alla Comunione, deve muoversi necessariamente  dentro questi paletti.

La conseguenza è che questa nuova disciplina deve fondarsi su due postulati non dimostrati:
  1. che esistono certamente (e non solo come mera possibilità) casi in cui determinate circostanze attenuanti possono ridurre la colpa del divorziato risposato (more-uxorio) sino alla venialità, e
  2. che questi casi possono essere individuati con un ragionevole grado di certezza morale.  
Il primo postulato è generalmente ammesso da tutti sul piano teorico, ma è opportuno sottolineare che il Catechismo parla di semplice possibilità (1735 L'imputabilità e la responsabilità di un'azione possono essere sminuite o annullate dall'ignoranza, dall'inavvertenza, dalla violenza, dal timore, dalle abitudini, dagli affetti smodati e da altri fattori psichici oppure sociali.), e una possibilità non necessariamente si traduce in realtà.
Gli scienziati per esempio dicono che in altri pianeti con caratteristiche favorevoli può esistere la vita, ma fino a quando essa non verrà individuata rimarrà appunto una mera ipotesi non dimostrata.

Il secondo postulato invece è oggetto di varie critiche perché molti si chiedono come possa il confessore, chiamato a giudicare il caso specifico, raggiungere una ragionevole convinzione  morale e obiettiva (ovvero una convinzione che non sia figlia di opinioni ideologiche o di schieramenti politico-ecclesiali) circa la riduzione della colpa fino alla venialità, sulla base di circostanze o fattori attenuanti, soprattutto se si considera che ci si trova in assenza del proposito di non ricadere nella colpa, elemento che il Magistero ha sempre considerato fondamentale per determinare il pentimento del soggetto.
In questa situazione gli elementi in gioco, cioè i condizionamenti, le tentazioni e la (più o meno buona) volontà, conducono una “battaglia” nella coscienza del soggetto che solo Dio può soppesare in tutti i sui intimi risvolti.
[E in ogni caso vengono a cadere tutti gli elementi oggettivi che consentono di affermare cosa è male e cosa è bene senza cadere nella casuistica e cioè nell'etica della situazione -ndR]
Giuseppe Fallica

          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Nu stiu exact despre cine a scris, dar banui. Nu e bine ca preotul sa cante pe scena imbracat altfel decat in haina preoteasca. Daca nu se lasa, arhiereul poate sa-l cateriseasca.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Bine ca a scapat Mantuitorul lumea de o asa satanista-feminista-proavorturi. Mai bine nu s-ar fi nascut, stiind ce o astepta dincolo.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Numai din modul in care reactioneaza, se vede ce duh ii munceste. Dumnezeu sa-i judece dupa cum stie El.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Cinste lor, celor de la Noua dreapta. Dar care a fost reactia clujenilor ? Niciunul nu a iesit in strada ? Parca nu-mi vine sa cred.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Prima data cand ii laud si eu pe jandarmi. Sper sa nu fie ultima.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Cinste lor, celor care au manifestat impotriva marsului bolnavilor lgtb. Au salvat onoarea Clujului. Dar unde au fost clujenii ceilalti, ca nu se lucreaza sambata ??? Nu-i intereseaza ?
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de monahulteodot   
Bine i-au facut jandarmii. Cea mai buna fapta a alor. Actrita era pro-lgtb.
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de legionarulortodox   
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de legionarulortodox   
"Manifestarea a inceput cu rostirea in grup a rugaciunii ”Tatal Nostru”, manifestantii avand pancarte pe care se poate citi ”Impotriva homosexualilor pentru normalitate”, ”Clujul nu este Sodoma”, sau ”Trei milioane de romani, o singura voce: referendum”. La un moment dat, unul dintre vorbitori a catalogat drept ”obscena” manifestarea de sustinere a comunitatilor sexuale ce avusese loc mai devreme in oras, iar o tanara din multime a replicat: ”Am fost acolo, nu a fost obscen”. Tanara a adaugat ca "nu este normal sa promovati hate-ul". In acel moment, tinerei i s-a cerut sa plece, fiind apostrofata de mai multi participanti. Jandarmii au intervenit si au indepartat-o din Piata Avram Iancu, fiind condusa la Sectia 2 Politie pentru cercetari." https://www.news.ro/embed/17065168
          Comentariu la Texte introduse fraudulos de zelotisti in scrierile Sfintilor Parinti. Erorile teologice ale Pr. Hariton Karyotul din Athos de legionarulortodox   
          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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          Good omen aboard Chavit’s yacht   
Your mantra for the week: "A shower of blessings awaits me everyday." In this column last week, I discussed the first five of 10 biblical quotations that are not just scriptural but also philosophical and psychological truths. 6) "According to your faith be it done unto you." (Matthew 9:29) The depth of your belief is where your faith is. In IAMISM, our deepest beliefs are found in the subconscious mind, so even if we consciously think we will succeed but subconsciously feel we are failures, it is done unto us. It behooves us to constantly remember the other biblical quotation that further explains this one: "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." 7) "For every man s...

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          Petition of the day   

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren 16-1275 Issue: Whether the Atomic Energy Act pre-empts a state law that on its face regulates an activity within its jurisdiction (here uranium mining), but has the purpose and effect of regulating the radiological safety hazards of activities entrusted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (here, […]

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          101 ways to annoy people   

    1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.
    2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."
    3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."
    4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."
    5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
    6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.
    7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.
    8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.
    9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".
    10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.
    11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
    12. Sniffle incessantly.
    13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.
    14. Name your dog "Dog."
    15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
    16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."
    17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."
    18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".
    19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."
    20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.
    21. Practice making fax and modem noises.
    22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.
    23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
    24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.
    25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."
    26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."
    27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.
    28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.
    29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.
    30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
    31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.
    32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
    33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
    34. Drum on every available surface.
    35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.
    36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.
    37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.
    38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.
    39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.
    40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.
    41. Set alarms for random times.
    42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.
    43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.
    44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.
    45. Honk and wave to strangers.
    46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.
    47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.
    48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.
    49. Wear your pants backwards.
    50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.
    51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"
    53. only type in lowercase.
    54. dont use any punctuation either
    55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
    56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.
    57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.
    58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.
    59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.
    60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.
    61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."
    62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.
    63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.
    64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.
    65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."
    66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.
    67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained.
    68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."
    69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
    70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.
    71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.
    72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
    73. Drive half a block.
    74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.
    75. Ask people what gender they are.
    76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.
    77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.
    78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".
    79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.
    80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.
    81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.
    82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.
    83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."
    84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
    85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.
    86. Wear a LOT of cologne.
    87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."
    88. Sing along at the opera.
    89. Mow your lawn with scissors.
    90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"
    91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."
    92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
    93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
    94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."
    95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.
    96. Never make eye contact.
    97. Never break eye contact..
    98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.
    99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.
    100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.
    101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

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          Front Office Receptionist - Urological Medical Group of North Orange County - Fullerton, CA   
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          Group Lead, Biologics Analytical Methods - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Pennington, NJ   
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          The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person   
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              RF Systems Engineer - Digilogic Systems Pvt Ltd - Hyderabad, Telangana   
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              2001 Awards (NAAR)    

    In 2001, NAAR broke new ground in terms of the amount of money committed to autism research and the number of projects funding. It also marked the first time the organization funded projects in Israel and Ireland, and included In 2001, NAAR committed approximately $3.1 million to fund 28 pilot studies, fellowships and programs, including its largest investment to date in a single project: The Baby Sibs Study – a collaborative, multi-site research program taking place in Canada and the U.S. Also in 2001, NAAR played a key role in funding and establishing the first annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the first international, interdisciplinary conference focusing on autism research.

    Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D.
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    "The Influence of HOX Genes and Cranial Nerve Abnormalities on Impaired Facial and Vocal Expression in Autism."
    One-Year Award: $47,358

    Dana Boatman, Ph.D., & Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
    John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    "Evaluation of Auditory Processing in Low Functioning Children with Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $85,606
    Research Partner: The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.

    Linda Brzustowicz, M.D. & Christopher Barlett, B.S.
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    "Localization of Genes Negatively Influencing Language Acquisition."
    Two-Year Award: $89,606
    First Year Research Partner: The Sidgmore Family Foundation

    Edwin Cook, M.D.
    The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    "Linkage Disequilibrium Fine Mapping of 15q11-q13 in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,605
    First Year Research Partner: Solving the Mystery of Autism Foundation

    Louise Gallagher, MB MRC Psych
    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    "The Molecular Genetics of Autism: Linkage Disequilibrium Screen in the Irish Population."
    Two-Year Award: $99,101
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Jeremy Goldberg, M.D.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
    "Investigating Serotonin Receptor Function and Brain Structure as Potential Endophenotypes of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $89,368

    Andrew Grayson, Ph.D, C. Psychol.
    The Open University (United Kingdom)
    "Facilitated Communication: A Systematic Observational Research Project Involving Fine-Grained Video Analysis and Eye Tracking."
    Two-Year Award: $93, 532.
    Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Karl Herrup, Ph.D.
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    "CNS Pattern Formulation and the Etiology of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,000

    Christine Hohmann, Ph.D.
    Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
    "Serotonin as Regulator of Cortical Development and Function."
    Two-Year Award: $90,702
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Huang Chi-ming, Ph.D.,
    University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
    "Synaptic and Cellular Abnormalities in the Maturing Autistic Cerebellum."
    Two-Year Award: $99,880
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

    Jeffrey Hutsler, Ph.D.,
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    "Cortical Organization and Synaptic Culling in Individuals with Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,902

    Ami Klin, Ph.D., & Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D.,
    Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
    "Studies of Social Visual Pursuit in Non-Human Primates with Mesiofrontal-limbic Lesions Previously Shown to Offer a Successful Animal Model of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $91,730

    Jennifer Levitt, M.D.
    University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    "Cortical Complexity and 1H MRS Studies of Communication in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $97,044

    Elena Maestrini, Ph.D.
    University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
    "Search for an Autism Susceptibility Gene on Chromosome 2q."
    Two-Year Award: $80,340
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

    Henry Markram, Ph.D.
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    "Altered Inhibitory Microcircuits in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $96,800
    Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Daniel McIntosh, Ph.D.
    University of Denver, Denver, CO
    "Core Affective Processes in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,237

    Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
    Utah Southwestern Medical Center, St. George, UT
    "Analysis of the Role of the Methyl-CG Binding Protein in the Pervasive Development Disorder, Rett's Syndrome, Using Genetically Modified Mice."
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.
    Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
    "Examination of a Deficit in Procedural Learning in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $88,968
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Rhea Paul, Ph.D.
    Southern Connecticut State University & Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
    "The Development of Prosody in Young Children with Autism and Related Conditions."
    Two-Year Award: $97,024

    Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
    Duke University Center for Human Genetics, Durham, NC
    "Web-based Genetic Educational Efforts for Autism and Related Disorders."
    One-Year Award: $41,912

    Judith Innes Piggot, MRCGP, MRCP
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Roland D. Ciaranello, M.D.
    Memorial Fellowship in Basic Research
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Samuel Pleasure, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    "The Role of WNTS in Hippocampal Ventricular Zone Development."
    Two-Year Award: $92,384

    Timothy P.L. Roberts, Ph.D.
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    "Neural Correlates of Phonological Processing in Autism: An MEG Investigation."
    Two-Year Award: $96,273
    First Year Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Neil Smalheiser, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL
    "Circulating Reelin in Autism Spectrum Disorders."
    Two-Year Award: $89,320

    Kathleen Sulik, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    "CNS Dysmorphogenesis in a Mouse Knockout Model for an Autism Syndrome."
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Paul Thorsen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Danish Epidemiology Sciences Centre at Aarhus University and Odense University Hospital, Denmark
    "Risk Factors for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: MMR Vaccine & Childhood Autism."
    One-Year Award: $25,000
    Research Partner: CIBC World Markets

    Steven Zalcman, Ph.D.
    UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    "Cytokines, Monoamines and Stereotypical Motor Activity."
    Two-Year Award: $96,170

    Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D., Susan Bryson, Ph.D., Peter Szatmari, M.D., Wendy Roberts, M.D.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
    "Identifying Early Markers of Autism: A Longitudinal Study of Infant Siblings"
    Two-Year Award: $99,993
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

              SSIS, SSAS, SSRS developer with SQL Server - Qualonix Global Technologies - Atlanta, GA   
    The right individual will possess experience in all stages of BI project work (requirements and logical design, physical design, implementation, testing and...
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    Pavia 27100, Italia
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    Do nowoczesnej Kliniki Stomatologicznej w sercu Karkonoszy poszukujemy Lekarza Dentysty , chętnie z doświadczeniem w protetyce stomatologicznej....
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    Dla nowoczesnej i szybko rozwijającej się kliniki wraz z Neurologicznym Centrum Rehabilitacyjnym w Greifswaldzie szukamy:....
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    Dla naszego Klienta - Kliniki Stomatologicznej - poszukujemy LEKARZA DENTYSTY z doświadczeniem w pracy prywatnej klinice lub Lekarza Dentysty bez doświadczenia,...
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              Manager przychodni stomatologicznej - NZOZ - Lublin, lubelskie   
    Zrządzanie i nadzór nad prawidłowym funkcjonowaniem kliniki. Nadzór i aktualizacja strony i profilów społecznościowych kliniki.... 3 000zł miesięcznie
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              From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
    Carolyn Guertin

    For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

     “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

    -Judy Wajcman

    Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
    We are the modern cunt
    positive anti-reason
    unbounded unleashed unforgiving
    we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
    we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
    we are the virus of the new world disorder
    rupturing the symbolic from within
    saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
    the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
    terminators of the moral code
    mercenaries of slime
    go down on the altar of abjection
    sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
    infiltrating disrupting disseminating
    corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
    Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
    . Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

    In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

    Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

    As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

    FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

    Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

    Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

    Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

    All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.


    Postfeminist Artists and Groups

    Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

    Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

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              Perfume's A~chan: "I want to get married to----" (Josei Jishin)   

    1: エタ沈φ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:40:12.27 ID:???i.net
    "When I heard the conversation, I thought it was just another one of those young girls who was bragging about her boyfriend so I didn't pay too much attention. But when the door of the private room opened, I got surprised when I saw who was talking..."
    - (customer present at that time)

    In the middle of May, the voice of a young girl resonated from a private room of a restaurant in the city.

    "I want to get married to Taka-kun~~~!"

    And the person who said this was Perfume's A~chan, Ayaka Nishiwaki (25).

    "A~chan was with a few other people, including some older women. Other things she said which threw me off: 'He cooks for me', 'And it's actually really good!', 'I do feel the love there~'. - (customer present at that time)

    "Taka-kun" here referes to ONE OK ROCK's vocalist Taka (26), eldest son of ex-couple Shinichi Mori (66) and Masako Mori (55).

    The two first became an "item" 3 years ago, when it was reported that A~chan visited Taka's room. What's the true relationship between the two?

    But when we asked for comments from her agency, they said: "There is no truth behind that report" and completely denied the story. Will A~chan's scream reach Taka?


    2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:40:56.86 ID:iwwdPCZz0.net
    ジャニやめて正解だったかもしれんな 森息子
    Mori's son probably made the right decision to quit Johnny's
    3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:41:03.64 ID:Ms67Ik6E0.net
    Gorilla = justice
    4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:41:59.51 ID:zYNhYrUt0.net

    Oh, they're dating? Little Mori's a really good singer.
    8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:44:12.27 ID:idIkcyGM0.net
    モーニング娘 道重さゆみ
    AKB 柏木由紀

    Girls whom Little Mori dated:
    Ai Takabe
    Morning Musume Sayumi Michishige
    Emi Suzuki
    Asuka Shibuya
    AKB Yuki Kashiwagi
    Sayaka Yamamoto

    25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:54:16.61 ID:W3WexmGxO.net
    110 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 20:56:30.37 ID:Gv6Yr/wk0.net
    Won't this guy be killed by a kimo-ota someday? w
    117 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:02:33.20 ID:MJsPXEFW0.net
    So he keeps devouring idols, huh?

    9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:45:39.38 ID:K+q3Jo3L0.net
    Perfumeって 「テクノ」を名乗ってるのに 1人もシンセとか楽器弾いてないな

    Perfume call themselves "techno", but not a single one plays a synthesizer or an instrument. I feel that's a contradiction.

    13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:47:07.51 ID:Ef1cp/770.net
    You post like an oldie w
    77 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:59:05.83 ID:EYUx7yaD0.net
    Starbow didn't play instruments either so no problem here



    10 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:46:07.93 ID:GVdsibTY0.net
    A-chan's so cool
    14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:47:49.63 ID:Vg2+WASF0.net
    Get knocked up and have a shotgun marriage
    34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:04:31.13 ID:I8NcyyP00.net
    Use a condom that easily breaks
    17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:49:43.42 ID:iArYbCbs0.net
    DJ TAKAがすげーなと思ったら違った
    I initially thought "DJ TAKA's so amazing!" but I was wrong
    18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:49:52.45 ID:4KJPsdZq0.net
    When you look at Perfume's footages before they made their break, everyone looked totally different. So why aren't you guys saying that these girls had plastic surgery? w

    19 :名無しさん@恐縮です:2014/06/19(木) 17:59:26.97 ID:Rx0eiEABg
    Wasn't it all just because of the thick makeup?
    22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:51:45.57 ID:zYNhYrUt0.net
    They've got nice legs so who cares
    69 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:38:49.54 ID:QEDw4DLZ0.net
    時系列で並べると整形疑惑の後の写真でまた昔の顔が復活してたりで 結局メーク次第ってことに落ち着いた
    But when you line their pictures up in chronological order, you'd suddenly see pictures of them looking like their old faces after the ones where they've supposedly had plastic surgery. And so it was settled that it all depended on their makeup.

    26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:54:24.75 ID:U/WzpaGj0.net
    ここまでよくやったと思うわ。 あとは揚がりをどうするかやね。幸せになってほしいわ。

    So Perfume's already 25, huh. I do think that they've done well up to this point. All that's left is to see how they'll proceed from here. I want them to be happy.

    33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:02:52.29 ID:p2u4kcWp0.net
    最大の武器がダンスだから、20代後半以降どんどん厳しくなるな 解散したら、ぶっちぎりでDQNなのっちが転落していきそうな予感w
    Their biggest asset is their dancing so it'll only get tougher for them as they approach their late 20s. And when they split up, I'm getting the feeling that the DQN Nocchi will fall down lower than anyone w

    28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 17:58:23.86 ID:sc4cn+Bd0.net
    I don't like the idea of having Shinichi Mori as an in-law, though
    31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:00:55.04 ID:ebVmBUwh0.net
    Mori's son feels like he inherited both his father's scumbag personality and that one of a kind singing ability
    35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:04:39.77 ID:5Pg296aw0.net
    お前らゴリラゴリラ言うけど実際見たらそのへん歩いてる子より段違いに可愛いからな、 言っとくけど
    Let me just say that you guys may be calling her a gorilla, but she's much cuter than those girls you see walking around the corner
    41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:10:05.45 ID:RMk2cYxE0.net

    She's totally after the Mori family's fortune. When you end up together with this kind of woman who's only after money, then it'll be hell and you'd just end up divorcing her so go for a more normal woman instead. Both his parents must be earning over 100 million a year, easily. He better be careful.

    84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 20:10:58.62 ID:w+AC/Grc0.net
    普通の女よりあ~ちゃんの方が稼いでいると思うの 普通の女の方が財産狙いかもよ
    But I think A~chan earns much more than your ordinary woman. Ordinary women are the ones who are after your fortune.
    87 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 20:19:38.77 ID:4Lozavpx0.net
    Don't look down on A~chan who's being regarded as an angel by her fans
    175 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:05:56.53 ID:GYNmwsFQ0.net
    綺麗な字を書くじゃないか 見直したぞゴリラ
    Wow, nice handwriting. I've changed my opinion of the gorilla.
    186 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:15:04.61 ID:tHH50Hop0.net
    Nice handwriting

    48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:29:11.49 ID:TM2qe4Ev0.net
    So it's mating season for gorillas, huh
    52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:36:04.61 ID:S1Ij6RNV0.net
    Didn't she actually say "I want to be human~"
    53 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:36:22.66 ID:qXFaxidW0.net
    Why not go for a male gorilla?
    55 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:41:04.57 ID:BJixcGOh0.net
    58 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 18:47:14.39 ID:/JC+4TQY0.net

    It's not like they're being promoted as idols so just let her get married already. She's already 25.
    20 years ago, people would've already said that she's missed the right chance to get married.
    61 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:03:02.70 ID:b3ZnGdcK0.net
    But she also has to take care of Shinichi Mori
    62 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:03:08.26 ID:oVs+0mUv0.net

    Must be so inconvenient for Little Mori's band. Their songs and playing level are world class, but people still add this label "ex-Johnny's" and "2nd generation talent" when referring to them...

    64 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:29:13.25 ID:2nWtGiY20.net

    He's dating Kanna Mori. A~chan's got the wrong idea.
    116 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:01:46.35 ID:rZ7CaUCB0.net

    I thought he was dating the actress Kanna Mori?
    A-chan's just his friend since they're from the same agency.

    121 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:05:28.68 ID:KKNAHKPM0.net

    Nah, they're going steady. A~chan even has a duplicate key to Taka's home.

    67 :名無しさん@恐縮です:2014/06/19(木) 19:44:52.85 ID:BMSVeq7BY
    I listened to ONE OK ROCK for the first time the other day, and he's got a nice voice
    71 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 19:52:35.50 ID:4Lozavpx0.net
    Danbury, CT jobs
              Re: Illinois senate Republican leader Christine Radogno to resign as budget deadline looms, and other Chicago news   
    BS Detector,

    Your shrill, panicked nonsense only provides satisfaction to your ideological opponents because it demonstrates that you've been "triggered" and have no rational arguments against said opponents.

    Word to the wise--don't give your ideological opponents this kind of easy victory.
    Posted by A friend in need
              Reply #779   
    Trip triggers are NO LONGER applicable for this darn state I use them in other states but NOT here. Like U I may try this electronic purchase in other states I sure can call MO's number so I might give that a whirl Been helping a lady their I told her to play 904 go 1 up 1 down and the number was 095 so to me my logic works in other states NC is NOT LOGICAL, but it has taught me how to play the number's so from a learning stand point I guess that is what I'll take with me knowledge...But who wan... [ More ]
              Of Eden and Nazareth: Stories to capture the imagination   

    In pursuit of counter-traditions that have read the Eden narrative without subscribing to the Christian fall–redemption paradigm, this article engages Richard Kearney’s hermeneutical– phenomenological reading of the imagination to explore new avenues for imagining sin and salvation along post-metaphysical lines. The first section provides insights proceeding from an intratextual reading of the Eden narrative. The second section proceeds to incorporate the biblical and rabbinical concept of the yetser to elaborate the reading described above. The section follows Kearney’s reading of the Eden narrative to elicit the imagination along ethical lines as humanity’s passion for the possible. The third section reads the annunciation narrative along these same lines, illustrating how a divine kingdom of justice and love is possibilised by an imagination captured by divine promise and hospitality. By reading these two narratives together through the lense of the imagination, novel ways of rethinking sin and salvation along post-metaphysical lines emerge that portray salvation as human participation in God’s ongoing creation of justice and love, thus enabling the God Who May Be.

    Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article is relevant to the fields of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theology. The narratives of fall and promise, previously read by philosopher Richard Kearney in different contexts and not in relation to one another, are read here from a decidedly theological point of view.

              Year One of the Chris Holtmann Era Will Be Painful but Consistent With Precedent   
    Chris Holtmann is in a for a bumpy first year which is simply part of the rebuilding process.

    Chris Holtmann replaced Thad Matta as Ohio State's head coach exactly 23 days ago. 

    In that window, he's officially brought on his former Butler assistant coaches, welcomed former Butler signee and Ohio hooper Kyle Young, retained David Egelhoff as director of basketball operations, announced Dave Richardson will vacate the strength and conditioning role, first suspended then booted redshirt freshman swingman Derek Funderburk, and announced incoming freshman Braxton Beverly will not be a Buckeye. 

    In addition, he and the staff have been evaluating players and making offers right and left. 

    With all that activity, he now sports a roster with nine scholarship players, one of which belongs to a former walk-on. 

    The moral of those last three paragraphs? Get ready for some spectacular turbulence this season. Embrace it as part of the rebuilding process. It's unavoidable after Gene Smith unfortunately, but finally, saved Thad Matta from himself. 

    How bad the on-court output will be in Year One remains to be seen but for context, I was curious how past Buckeye head coaches fared in their own first year. As you'd expect, for the most part, the results weren't much to write home about. 

    Here's the goods dating back to Fred Taylor's arrival in 1958:

    1958-59 FRED TAYLOR 11-11 7-7 (5TH) NO
    1976-77 ELDON MILLER 9-18 4-14 (10TH) NO
    1986-87 GARY WILLIAMS 20-13 9-9 (6TH) NCAA 2ND ROUND
    1989-90 RANDY AYERS 17-13 10-8 (6TH) NCAA 2ND ROUND
    1997-98 JIM O'BRIEN 8-22 1-15 (11TH) NO
    2004-05 THAD MATTA 20-12 8-8 (6TH) NO - INELIGIBLE

    1958-59: FRED TAYLOR

    A former OSU baseball player who went on to play professionally before returning to Ohio State as an assistant basketball coach, Fred Taylor took over as head coach the following season. 

    His first year in Columbus was meh as the Buckeyes turned out an 11-11 record including 7-7 in the conference, good for 5th place and no postseason. 

    His first team featured Larry Siegfried (19.6 ppg) Larry Huston (16.4) and Dick Furry (11.5) but not much else. 

    Of course that one year of pain was quickly forgotten as the 1959-60 season saw Jerry Lucas (26.3 ppg, 16.4 rpg), Mel Nowell (13.1 ppg) and John Havlicek (12.9 ppg), among others, join Siegfried in a march to the program's one and only national championship. 

    OSU would make it to the title game each of the next two seasons but fall both times to Cincinnati. 

    1976-77: ELDON MILLER

    Fresh off a six-year stint at Western Michigan which produced the program's only MAC championship to that point, Miller took over for Taylor ahead of the 1976-77 season. 

    Year one was a total dud as the Buckeyes went 9-18 overall and 4-14 in league play to finish 10th and obviously sat on the postseason sidelines. 

    Kelvin Ransey was the star of Miller's first season (13.1 ppg) with an assist from Larry Bolden (11.8 ppg) and Terry Burris (11.0 ppg). 

    Year two welcomed Herb Williams (16.7 ppg, 11.4 rpg) alongside Ransey (17.6 ppg) and another newcomer, Ken Page (12.3 ppg), to form a more formidable squad but the end result was still just a 16-11 overall mark which again fell short of any postseason bid. 

    Miller would reach the NIT semifinals in year three but things finally clicked in year four as the Buckeyes reached the Sweet Sixteen after going 21-8 overall including a 2nd place finish in the B1G powered by Williams, Ransey, Clark Kellogg and Carter Scott. 

    1986-87: GARY WILLIAMS

    Dennis Hopson scored at-will in college.

    After a four-year stop in Boston College, Gary Williams took over at Ohio State in time for the 1986-87 season. 

    With Brad Sellers off to the NBA but Dennis Hopson still in the fold, year one of the Williams era saw the Buckeyes post a 20-13 mark and 9-9 in the B1G (6th) leading to an NCAA tournament appearance which ended in the 2nd round. 

    Williams employed a hectic 94-feet of basketball mentality creating a new excitement in St. John Arena which quickly helped him earn love from the fans. 

    One of only two OSU coaches to win at least 20 games in their first year, Williams struggled to build on the early success as year two produced an identical 20-13 mark but that was only good enough for an NIT berth ending in the finals while year three slipped to 19-15 and an NIT quarterfinals appearance. 

    Williams split for his alma mater, Maryland, the following year. 

    1989-90: RANDY AYERS

    With Williams understandably leaving Ohio State just three years into his tenure, the school turned to Randy Ayers, giving him his first collegiate head coaching gig. 

    Ayers went 17-13 in his first season including 10-8 in league action which led to an NCAA tourney bid ending in the 2nd round. 

    Lucky for Ayers the cupboard wasn't bare upon arrival as a kid named Jimmy Jackson (16.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg) teamed with veteran pivot Perry Carter (15.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg), Alex Davis and Mark Baker. A slew of young kids still finding their way included names like Chris Jent, Treg Lee, Jamaal Brown and Bill Robinson. 

    The next two years produced a Sweet Sixteen (27-4 overall) and a disappointing run to the Elite Eight (26-6 overall) along with a pair of B1G titles. 

    Annnnnd then the wheels fell off (or maybe they were shot out) spectacularly over the next five years. The end. 

    1997-98: JIM O'BRIEN

    Michael Redd got buckets.

    Again massaging that Boston College pipeline, Ohio State tabbed Jim O'Brien as the coach to clean up a program in shambles following Ayers' departure. 

    With an almost entirely new starting five highlighted by Michael Redd's arrival, OSU went 8-22 overall and produced one league win in 16 tries. 

    The following season, however, with Scoonie Penn now eligible post-transfer to team with Redd and the more-seasoned Ken Johnson and Jason Singleton, along with George Reese, the Buckeyes reached the Final Four. 

    O'Brien would make the Dance each of the following three seasons but fail to get beyond the 2nd round before the program eventually slipped into dumpster fire status complete with NCAA penalties. 

    While the public embarrassment sucked out loud, O'Brien's activities paved the way for something special.. 

    2004-05: THAD MATTA

    Most of you remember this era clearly. After arriving at Ohio State via Xavier, Matta took a team ineligible for postseason play to 20 wins including an upset of then No. 1 and undefeated Illinois in a program-defining win

    Ohio State finished just 6th in the league that season (8-8) but Matta's guidance had lifted the clouds over the program brought on by O'Brien's misdeeds. 

    Matta would reach the Dance's 2nd round in year two after capturing his first B1G title (26-6, 10-4) and year three was even better as the Buckeyes again won the conference championship (34-4, 15-1) and made it all the way to the NCAA title game before falling Florida. 

    2017-18: CHRIS HOLTMANN

    With just those aforementioned nine scholarship players on the roster, one of which recently shed his walk-on status, it's looking like year one of the Holtmann era will be a rocky ride.

    That said, it's a necessary evil for a program hanging on for dear life before his arrival. 

    With his assistants in place he just needs to find a new strength and conditioning guy after he chose to not to retain Matta leftover, Dave Richardson. 

    While at least one prominent local beat reporter believes Richardson was a convenient fall guy, I couldn't disagree more. The logic from the reporter was that players who wanted to get stronger got stronger. My response to that would be do you think Urban Meyer's strength guy, Mickey Marotti, accepts that type of mind-set from a football player? 

    Bottom line, year one will require a case of Rolaids but it should not define Holtmann's tenure based on existing factors and what we've seen from inaugural seasons of past coaches.

    There's simply too much to fix.

              Reply #439   
    NCEL defies the averages and logic...and behold record profits.... with eyes on the top 12 profiteers...

    If I were a betting woman (LOL) I'd bet they'll be changing cash 5 soon....smh
              Episode 41.0: "Say Orange Back And Forth"   
    0:00 Intro, Agenda Review (We're Back) 3:20 Housekeeping: Email, Twitter, Facebook and all that stuff 5:23 Email 29:27 Chuck Greenberg and the Rangers 36:21 Early 2011 Draft talk and Jason's look at Gerrit Cole 57:00 The Yankees, Manny Banuelos, and hype vs. logic 1:07:53 Special Guest Adam Rubin of ESPN NY on the mess that is the Mets 1:25:20 A modest proposal on how your fantasy league can help Japan 1:27:00 Musical Guest: IfIHadAHiFi 1:28:15 What Are You Drinking with bonus iPad and Walmart tales 1:35:08 The week ahead, but also more beverages
              Re: Confirmed: OnePlus 5’s Display is Upside-Down – Likely Causes Jelly Scrolling   

    I hope yoy guys just stumbled onto this article randomly because the though that any person with even a minimum of IT knowledge could spout such incoherent nonsense is sad. ANY op3 that you buy is CAPABLE of that performance with no outside influence. The fact that you think the phone should run at the same speed when using Chrome as when running bench apps is mindboggling. And then you'd probably wonder why your phone is too hot. Per your logic a cpu fan should always run at full speed regardless of the temperature, and if not - then that would be cheating because it "artificially" cools better when it detects higher temps. Jesus christ people, think for a bit before commenting.

              Cine: "El círculo" Un poco de "El Mundo Feliz" y otro poco "The Truman Show"   
    EL CÍRCULO. Titulo original: The Circle. Dirección: James Ponsoldt. Guion: James Ponsoldt y Dave Eggers (novela). Fotografía: Matthew Libatique. Música: Danny Elfman. Edición: Lisa Lassek y Franklin Peterson. Intérpretes: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly   Karen Gillan.Estados Unidos, 2017. 110 minutos
    En un futuro, no tan lejano, el mundo digital nos invadirá. Entonces,  no habrá derecho al olvido, ni a hablar sobre burbujas tecnológicas, ni sobre vidas privadas ni sobre el uso de los datos personales. De eso trata “El circulo”.
    Mae (Watson) trabaja en una empresa  tecnológica de avanzada donde 40 “sabios” establecen un decálogo basado en que "los secretos son mentiras", “compartir es querer” y la "privacidad es robo".
    La  necesidad de transparencia no abruma a Mae y no tiene ningún impedimento en que una  cámara la siga a todas horas y  si, durante unos minutos, no da señales de presencia/transparencia, sus seguidores se volverán locos. Y eso incluye todo, menos su tiempo de sueño y de utilización del baño. Eso es así  hasta que, la misma Mae, se convierte en un personaje duro  de la era virtual, donde la maldad se trivializa y diluye.
    En ese momento debemos saber que no seremos personas controladas ni por el placer ni por el dolor,  bajo el riesgo de destruir tanto lo que amamos como lo que odiamos.
    Si “1984” de Orwell  hablaba sobre el terror político de la posguerra, “El círculo”  propone empezar a vivir sin computadoras ni móviles y a aprender a entender y sacar partido de los silencios y de lo  dicho.
     A medida que Mae progresa se siente alentada por el  fundador de la compañía, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), a participar en un experimento innovador que pone en juego su  libertad personal. Así cada decisión comienza a afectar la vida y el futuro de sus amigos, familia y hasta el de la humanidad. Mae Holland no opone resistencia al culto al trabajo (eliminando el espacio de libertad personal).   Su  labor es  hacer visible lo invisible  y la comunicación total: cosas y personas, desde políticos a  escépticos (como Mercer, ex novio de Mae, humillado por su anti – tecnologicismo). Así se cae en las redes de la sumisión voluntaria bajo el vestido de un estado de bienestar.
    Una vez avanzada la trama, el protagonismo cae en Kalden, el personaje mejor delineado,  ligado a “El Círculo”,  que conoce la evolución de la empresa  oportunidades y  riesgos. Kalden tratará de convencer a Mae de los peligros de la estructura.
    Dave Eggers publicó “El circulo”  en 2013, el libro más vendido en Amazon durante ese año. Ahí ponía en evidencia una suerte de  comunismo de la información, con prácticas depredadoras, propias de las dinámicas capitalistas que permitía reconocer la era de la transparencia, las redes sociales y la comunidad virtual globalizada. Ese universo, en el cual se integrarían las corporaciones, pondría énfasis en la moral e imaginaba  un nuevo totalitarismo con gran poder de seducción. El director toma la  decisión de contrastar la vida exterior (en tonos apagados) de la vida comunitaria – empresaria con burbujas de texto invadiendo el plano.
    A través de un innovador sistema operativo, “El Círculo” unifica direcciones de email, perfiles de redes sociales, operaciones bancarias y contraseñas de usuarios dando lugar a una única identidad. En la novela la empresa tecnológica tiene una solución: TruYou (mezcla de Google, Facebook, Apple y mucho más).

    Después de todo, las especulaciones sobre un futuro en el que el Estado pueda ser robado una empresa hoy no resulta algo descabellado. 

              New Book Doubts Darwin on 'Darwin Day'   
    Contact: Wayne Rossiter, 732-947-1574, wrossite@waynesburg.edu WAYNESBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- February 12th is the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, but not everyone agrees 'Darwin Day' lives up to the hype. Charles Darwin is known for his theory, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, that natural selection could account for all of the biological diversity observed on the planet. It was quickly seen as finally answering William Paley's argument from desig Source: Athanatos Christian Ministries
              Comment on KIDNEY, ANYONE? You’ll never guess how much this TE27 SR5 sold for by Sabin Simard   
    And like many others Toyota engines too, like 3KC-4KC (KE corolla, KP starlet), 3YE-4YE(van wagon), 3RB (RT40 corona), 2V to 5VE V8 in century even if these was HEMIspherical heads engines like 2TC-3TC, the first V or 1V code V8 in 1964 crown eight was with wedge valves arrangement like classic all American V8 and was not hemi, F -2F-3FE in land cruiser and probably some others that i forget but don't worry about all that, it's no secret that OHC(over head camshaft) are not really more technologically advanced than OHV(over head valve) engines, it's only the overall looking under the hood that do all the job, i remember the first 5MGE under the hood of the first MA61 that i seen in 1981, it was so spectacular and did the same looking job than the last 4.0 liter inline sixes in Jaguar XKE. You must see the new C7 Corvette that still use OHV engines to prove all that i think. OHV not restrain RPM that much.
              #7: The Girlfriend: The most gripping debut psychological thriller of the year   
    The Girlfriend
    The Girlfriend: The most gripping debut psychological thriller of the year
    Michelle Frances

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              A 90-day oral toxicity study of glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia in CD(®) rats.   

    A 90-day oral toxicity study of glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia in CD(®) rats.

    Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jun 26;:

    Authors: Bitzer J, Henkel T, Nikiforov AI, Rihner MO, Leuschner J

    The subchronic toxicity of jelly mushroom glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia (herein referred to as "AM-1") was studied in Crl:CD(SD) rats. The test item was administered via the drinking water at concentrations of 1.5, 5.0 or 15 mg/mL for 90 days with an additional 4-week recovery period. No test article-related deaths, clinical observations or neurological effects were noted. Decreased drinking water consumption for mid- and high-dose groups was attributable to the reduced palatability of drinking water containing higher test article concentrations. Mean body weights of high-dose males were slightly reduced beginning study week 1 due to decreased food and drinking water intake, but were not statistically significant by week 7. No test article-related adverse effects were noted for hematological or clinical chemistry, or urinalysis parameters. Statistically significant changes in select parameters were within historical control data ranges, lacked histopathological correlates, and did not occur in a consistent pattern that would suggest biological significance. Microscopic examination did not reveal any test article-related morphological changes. The no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) was considered to be 15 mg/mL (1201 and 1423 mg AM-1/kg bw/day for male and female rats, respectively). These results support the safety assessment of jelly mushroom glycolipids for potential use in food.

    PMID: 28663032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

              Windows NTFS Undelete   
    NTFS Hard Disk Undelete Software enables user to recover deleted files and folders due to formatted hard disk, logically corrupted media or partitioned error from NTFS and NTFS5 hard disk partitions.
              The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project.   
              Radiologic Technologist - On-Call (Hillsboro) - Hillsboro, OR   
    Radiologic Technologist - On-Call (Hillsboro)','605562','Jun 27, 2017','!*! To provide diagnostic services in a hospital and/or clinical setting, to include clerical duties as required. To perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concepts and reflects the KPNW Mission and philosophy. Essential Responsibilities: Performing diagnostic radiological procedures, utilizing diagnostic radiographic..
              Casual Instructors, Geological Technology Program - Yukon College - Whitehorse, YT   
    Physical Geology Laboratory Instructor. Casual Instructors, Geological Technology Program. Liase with the lecture instructor to ensure consistency between... $33.52 - $33.71 an hour
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              #2: Windows 10 Edition Famille – Système d’exploitation 32/64bits – Version complète   
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Edition Famille – Système d’exploitation 32/64bits – Version complète
    de Microsoft Software
    Plate-forme: Windows 7 / 8

    Acheter neuf : EUR 134,99 EUR 104,99
    19 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 99,00

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              #3: Norton Security 2017 Deluxe | 5 appareils | 1 an | PC/Mac/Android/iOS   
    Norton Security
    Norton Security 2017 Deluxe | 5 appareils | 1 an | PC/Mac/Android/iOS
    de Symantec
    Plate-forme:    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP / Vista, Mac OS X, Android, iOS

    Acheter neuf : EUR 59,99 EUR 29,95
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              #5: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (1 poste/3 ans) - édition limitée [Téléchargement]   
    Kaspersky AntiVirus
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (1 poste/3 ans) - édition limitée [Téléchargement]
    de Kaspersky
    Plate-forme:   Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP

    Acheter neuf : EUR 29,99 EUR 18,99
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              #9: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (3 postes, 1 an) Mise à jour   
    Kaspersky Internet
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    de Kaspersky
    Plate-forme:   Windows 10 / 8 / 7, Mac OS X

    Acheter neuf : EUR 54,99 EUR 33,99
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              #10: Office Famille et Etudiant 2016 - 1 PC   
    Office Famille
    Office Famille et Etudiant 2016 - 1 PC
    de Microsoft Software
    Plate-forme: Windows 10

    Acheter neuf : EUR 149,00 EUR 129,99
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              Tech Times   
    Tech Times covers news on technological innovation and how business and technology intersects, influences and impacts different markets and industries to bring about cultural transformation in our lives, and how that is relevant in our increasingly interconnected world.
              CuboCasa.it - agriturismo vendita Campello sul Clitunno   
    Interamente coltivata con metodo biologico ed iscritta presso il Ministero dell’Agricoltura e delle Foreste dei produttori agro-biologici della provincia......
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              The Laura Longley Show: Where authentic change takes flight Thinking with Your Heart Instead of Your Head: Living Life Without Fear - PLUS Call-In for Intuitive Coaching with Laura   
    GuestThe call in number is 800-930-2819. Write it down so you have it handy on Monday at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM UK. Thinking with Your Heart Instead of Your Head: Living Life Without Fear . Today we'll be talking about how to listen to your higher self your heart, your intuition, the Divine you and turn down the noise of the small self ego, logic.
              Inferno di fuoco a San Gennaro Vesuviano: in fiamme l’isola ecologica e la montagna ECCO LE FOTO   
    È autentica emergenza incendi a San Gennaro Vesuviano, dove nel tardo pomeriggio si è registrato un nuovo incendio sulla montagna condivisa con Palma Campania, mentre […]
              The Laura Longley Show: - Where authentic change takes flight: Master your intuition - Blend it seamlessly with logic - Use it as a reliable decision-making tool With Rose Harrow   
    GuestIntuition is one of the most powerful tools a person can tap into to make professional and personal decisions they can trust. A lot of people, forget or don't realize that their intuition is one of their most powerful assets, and, as a result, neglect to apply it in daily life. Many people say they don't even know how to access that "still small voice within." Many people are naturally quite intuitive, but they haven't cultivated it and haven't refined it. They're just not in the habit of ut ...
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              Assessing potential biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change on forest-based communities: a methodological case study.   
    Ce rapport présente différentes méthodes d’évaluation des répercussions biophysiques et socioéconomiques potentielles du changement climatique, à des échelles pertinentes pour les collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières. Les méthodes sont testées et démontrées grâce à l’évaluation des ces répercussions au sein de la collectivité de Vanderhoof, en Colombie-Britannique. Tout d’abord, on élabore des historiques et des scénarios climatiques à référence spatiale pour la région de Vanderhoof, dans une zone d’étude de 200 km sur 200 km. Ensuite, ces données climatiques sont liées à de nouveaux modèles et de nouvelles méthodes de prévision des changements en ce qui concerne la productivité, les espèces et les risques d’incendies de forêt, et ce, selon les conditions établies par le changement climatique. Par la suite, on conçoit et met en application des méthodes pour permettre de faire un lien entre les changements concernant la productivité et les changements potentiels du taux de récolte et du revenu global des ménages. Finalement, on met de l’avant une approche pour lier, présenter et comparer les résultats qui découlent des différentes méthodes. Cette approche tient compte à la fois du changement climatique et des changements socioéconomiques connexes qui ont lieu dans l’environnement externe de la collectivité en plus de reconnaître l’incertitude intrinsèque des scénarios climatiques et socioéconomique. Cette approche tire son fondement de la création de scénarios de cartes radar multiniveaux, qui sont ensuite fusionnées pour ne former qu’une seule carte radar fournissant un résumé concis des répercussions potentielles que peut causer le changement au sein d’une collectivité en particulier. L’évaluation de la vulnérabilité d’une collectivité tend à se rapporter surtout à une région définie. Néanmoins, l’étude de cas de la collectivité de Vanderhoof indique les zones particulièrement sensibles des collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières et donc, présentant une grande vulnérabilité face aux répercussions du changement climatique. Ce phénomène pourrait augmenter le risque d’incendies au sein des forêts qui entourent les collectivités et avoir un impact (positif, négatif ou les deux) sur l’approvisionnement forestier, et ainsi engendrer des changements dans l’économie locale en plus de faire augmenter le degré d’instabilité et d’incertitude. Par ailleurs, au fil du temps, ces réponses pourraient se révéler variables et non linéaires. L’expérience vécue par la collectivité de Vanderhoof en ce qui a trait au dendoctrone du pin ponderosa (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) démontre que le changement climatique peut avoir des répercussions sur le capital naturel d’autres collectivités qui dépendent de la forêt. Une diminution du capital naturel qui soutient une collectivité entraînera inévitablement des répercussions socioéconomiques négatives. Les autorités (municipales, provinciales et fédérales) pourraient utiliser les approches mentionnées dans la présente pour déterminer les endroits où le capital naturel est le plus à risque. Ces renseignements sont essentiels à l’élaboration de stratégies portant sur la protection du capital naturel existant, le remplacement du capital naturel ou encore la transformation du capital naturel à risque en d’autres types de ressources moins vulnérables au changement climatique.
              Comment on Ark. Senate OKs long-shot effort to ban gay marriage nationwide by NightHawk/Marriage Guardian   
    For your information I have not been feeling psychologically well is what I am saying and so you can just run along down the road in you little cruiser because I have some stuff do and not bad stuff. So sometime I would like you to consider this expression that sometimes I do consider myself to be a half-dead person because of terrible events that have gone on in my life recently. So conversation is now officially terminated. You and I are done now. Take your business somewhere else and go. I am to ill to deal with you right now anyway. TRANSMISSION ENDED!!!
              Dandy Fashion: New plumes in the peacock's tail 1968   

    I first blogged about this Daily Telegraph article by Geoffrey Aquilina-Ross back in 2012, although I didn't have the actual issue at the time, but had managed to piece some of it together from extracts which had been featured in a couple of 1960s style reference books, including one by the author. I finally got an original copy around three years ago and have been meaning to update the post properly ever since. It was Part 1 of a series on men's fashion by the magazine, I also have the second in the series, which you can find via the links at the end of the post.

                                       THE END OF THE SAGGY BAGGY ELEPHANT
    Clothes by Mr.Fish, Douglas Hayward, Blades and other tailors, who see nothing sissy about finery for men, are influencing the ready-to-wear racks. Bulky drab has had it's day!

    TERENCE STAMP, unshaven but certainly elegant, plays a Mexican bandit in the psychological western Blue, due this summer. Here he wears a suit that looks like his uniform in Far From the Madding Crowd. The jacket is tight-fitting, with a large collar, and although double-breasted looks trim and narrow. Black barathea, edged with braiding. 70 gns, to order. Arrogant touches are his black velour hat and silk scarf. Douglas Hayward, who made the suit, is wearing his single-breasted calvary twill suit, 60 gns to order. 95 Mount Street, W1.

    PATRICK LICHFIELD, right, at Blades with Rupert Lycett Green, who owns it. A photographer and charity worker, Lord Lichfield needs clothes that are hard-wearing. His suit in black worsted is very slim-fitting, with a waisted jacket, double-breasted with a Regency collar and braid, 75 gns to order. At the neck of his deep-collared shirt is a bold sari silk scarf tied tie fashion. Rupert Lycett Green wears a light-weight worsted, cut classically with a waisted jacket and straight-cut trousers, 74 gns to order. All at Blades, 8 Burlington Gardens, W1.

    PAINTER PATRICK PROCKTOR at hatters Herbert Johnson. His show at Redfern was a resounding success and his sets and costumes for Twelfth Night at The Royal Court made it a memorable production. To improve the popular image of the artist's standard of dress, he has an elegant slim grey suit with big  full lapels, from Dulis at Croydon. He likes hats and always wears a romantic, wide-brimmed fedora. Here his red hat is stitched in velvet, and the plum hat with wide floppy brim is velour, both 6 gns from Herbert Johnson, Bond Street, W1.

    DAVID HEMMINGS is in The Charge of the Light Brigade and plays a con man in Only When I Larf, coming in June. Here he wears the newest smoking coat, light-weight, in navy-blue velvet trimmed with black. The coat is long and very slim, the pockets are deep and button high, 45 gns. Pink silk crepe shirt, 12 gns, roll-neck as originally designed by Turnbull & Asser many years ago. All from them, 71 Jermyn Street, W1.

    BARRY SAINSBURY, one of the grocery heirs, is always named among Britain's best-dressed men. He is a director of Mr Fish, where he buys most of his clothes; the rest he picks up in Paris or Rome. In the shirt cutting room at Mr Fish, with Christopher Lynch, a co-director and stylist of the shop, Barry Sainsbury wears an embroidered velvet brocade evening jacket; 65 gns to order. It is a slim, slightly waisted, double-breasted jacket that buttons low, with wide lapels. His roll-neck shirt in Viyella is one of a wide range of colours at 7 gns. Mr Fish, 17 Clifford Street, W1.

    NEWEST LOOK at Mr Fish is a lean coat in antique brown leather that converts into a short jacket. It is very long, with a huge coachman collar, and all around the waist is a concealed zip *that when undone changes the coat into a jacket. 65 gns to order. With it, Barry Sainsbury wears an extra deep-collared white roll-neck sweater in triple cashmere, 17 gns. Mr Fish, 17 Clifford St, W1.

    TOMMY STEELE will be seen as an Irish butler in The Happiest Millionaire at Easter, and later this year as Og, the leprechaun, in Finnian's Rainbow. Here with Douglas Hayward, he wears a corduroy suit and roll-neck sweater. The suit is casual, single-breasted, with wide lapels and a deep vent at the back. 60 gns. Douglas Hayward's shop, flannel-walled and marble-floored, is at 95 Mount Street, W1.                                                        

                                                              IMAGE CREDITS  & LINKS
    All images scanned by Sweet Jane from The Daily Telegraph Magazine, April 5th 1968. Original editorial by Geoffrey Aquilina-Ross, photographs by Hans Feurer. View my original post from 2012 here, You'll find part two of Geoffrey Aquilina-Ross's series on men's fashion for the magazine in 1968 here, Spend 45 minutes with Terence Stamp here, Discover more about the heritage of Hayward 95 Mount Street and the man behind it here, Art and Life: A short documentary film about the Dublin born artist Patrick Procktor here, and you'll find some further reading about The lost dandy here, Discover more about Blades & Rupert Lycett Green hereDavid Hemmings: Ready For His "Blow-Up" here and view the real Blow Up documentary here, Another example of some tailoring Peculiar to Mr fish in one of previous posts here, A recent article about the label here, plus some footage of the man himself and his 1969 collection here and finally, whatever happened to Christopher Lynch?

              301 Permanent Redirects for Old and Broken Links - SEO Strategy that Most Forget   

    Sites evolve a lot after it has been created. Even if the contents and themes are same for the site, they throw away the old bottle and take on a new bottle. But, with the old bottle, sometime the webmasters don’t know that they are throwing away precious old wine of the link juice. Even, many SEO experts and webmasters forget what they are throwing away and go for short-term solutions.

    Not all sites goes for CMS at first. The common evolution pattern is from Plain HTML site to Animated Flash site and then to Content Management System (CMS) site. For some sites, the evolution pattern can be quite complex. Each time while changing, most site owners and webmasters rarely bother about redirecting old links to the right and very relevant link or page. While doing that, they are harming the visitors, hence their business potential, and also the search engines.

    SEO Perspective on 301 Permanent Redirects for Old Broken Links

    301 Permanent Redirects and SEO Value Transfer

    301 Permanent Redirects transfers almost all the SEO value of a site including: PageRank, Authority, Anchor Text and Relevance, etc. Since, Google rolled out the advice to use 301 redirects, there was a debate whether 301 permanent redirectlso transfer the relevance score in SEO. Matt Cutts in the following video has confirmed that Anchor Text does flow-through when you use 301 Permanent Redirects. Which does indicate that content or keyword relevance also passes through.

    So, if a site has high PR inbound link to a page that is not on site or lands on 404 page, then the link juice and authority will be spilled and spoiled. Because, the Anchor Text and Relevance of the inbound Link page aka keyword stream flowing the link juice may not land on page that has that relevant keyword. And since the Google Bomb Update, incoming anchor texts coming to a page that does not have the keyword, has very little or no probability to rank well in Google.

    301 permanent redirect does transfer SEO values to the landing page from the moved page. However, over time, Google also confirmed that 301 Permanent Redirect does not flow 100% link juice to your site. in March 2010, Matt Cutts of Google confirmed that Google does not transfer 100% of the SEO value. More story here: Google Confirms: 301 Redirects Result in PageRank Loss! 

    However, in my experience, we have not seen much harm in the redirect of links within same site to redirect old and broken links. So within a site, the relevance will flow perfectly. Moreover, it’s not just about SEO. Sometimes, many people bookmark you page and would want to come back to your site. So, in terms of usability, you loose potential future visitor who already has attained information about you.

    But, does 301 Redirects Transfer Age?

    The question whether 301 Permanent Redirects transfer age of the domain or page is a debated issue. But, there is absolutely no harm in 301 redirecting your old links to the relevant new links (with the same keyword). If your old link on the site is broken, then you are bleeding the precious link juice out of your site :-o

    It is evident that to permanent redirect of old links using 301 Permanent Redirects to the relevant page in your existing site and new domain is one of the best practices in SEO. Because, many inbound links may be out there that are linking to your specific page using specific anchor text that is passing relevance to your site, not just Page Rank. So to feed both the visitors and search engines with exactly relevant information (not a 404 page), 301 permanent redirect is the best thing you can do.


    Now that you know redirecting the old links and broken links to relevant page is very important in terms of SEO. What should you do now?

    Find Old Links and Anchor Texts

    First you have to find the old links withing your site to transfer the relevance graph to the new site structure. If you were the site owner, you may know that after a hard guessing. But, if it is the site of your client, then any guess work will not work. The best way to find the old links on your site is Archive.org.

    From Archive.org, you have to collect links from all available chronological versions of the site. You can use HTTack Website Copier to locally cache and create a list of URLs on the old version of the site. You also need to store the Anchor Texts used for the link, so that you can find relevant current page to redirect to.

    Find Inbound Links to Your Site

    If you don’t care about what others have bookmarked, and only want to concentrate on SEO value. Then you need to collect all the inbound link statistics along with the anchor texts. But, sometimes anchor texts does not say relevant content on the page that links to you. In that case, you need to collect specific keyword for the respective inbound link, so that you can find the relevant page or URL on the current site. 

    Identify Broken Links

    Once you collect all the old links, you have to verify if the link is broken. Xenu’s Link Sleuth can help you in automatically identify broken links from a link list in txt file. However, while working 404 pages, you will get wrong results. Because, when you have active 404 page, Xenu will show 200 OK Status. So, it would be wise to turn off the 404 pages for the time being. However, there are many software that can help you identify broken links.

    Identify the Relevant Current Page

    Once you have the list of old and broken links, Google the keyword in the braces: [“Anchor Text of the Broken Link” site:mysite.com]. The first result you see other than the homepage in Google search, is the most relevant current page in the eye of Google. Create the link graph using excel sheet or any file format you prefer. Once you get the relevant current page, then you are ready to redirect.

    301 Permanent Redirect Using .htaccess

    For 301 permanent redirects, you need to manipulate the .htaccess file in your root folder of your site. Tony Spencer over SEOBook.com provides a good article on how you can do it, once you have the list of old links and the corresponding new links.

    Prepare for the Future

    So the next time you plan to upgrade your site, it is wise to have a back up of your current link structure along with the old ones. So, when your site takes on new links, you can easily create 301 permanent redirect for the current links to the relevant future site.

    The 301 Twist

    Some SEOs believe that old links are stronger in getting ranks than newer links, if the content freshness is periodically maintained. So, you can switch the previous method and use the old link as the current link and permanently (301) redirect the current link to the old link.

    ©  of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: 301 Permanent Redirects for Old and Broken Links - SEO Strategy that Most Forget

              APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $523,339   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for five projects totaling $523,339 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

    APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests were awarded:
    • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $57,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
    • North American Green Pulp (Grand Forks) was awarded $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant. The group plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually. The plant will employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
    • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) was awarded $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
    • Section3Hops (Casselton) was awarded $40,000 to supply locally grown hops to craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299. 
    • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $535,702   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for six projects totaling $535,702 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

    APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests will be reviewed:
    • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
    • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $42,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
    • North American Green Pulp Grand Forks Inc (NAGPGF) is requesting $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant in Grand Forks. NAGPGF plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually from 77,000 to 85,000 metric tons of wheat straw depends on the quality of the wheat straw. The plant will directly employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
    • Section3Hops (Casselton) is requesting $39,954 to supply locally grown hops to local craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299.
    • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) is requesting $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. This study will include an assessment of not only agriculture commodity production, but value added processing, farm input manufacturing, and commodity handling, merchandising and processing. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis of described in the project description. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
    • NDSU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $27,409 to identify and demonstrate potential industrial applications of cattails. Information collected will be used to develop bio-based products. The project is an integrated effort with Red River Basin Commission. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045.
    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              New Speaking Engagement – FullStack 2016   
    Last week I was notified that I got accepted to speak in FullStack 2016 conference.  In the conference I’m going to have a session about SVG and AngularJS. Here are the session details: Biological Modeling, Powered by AngularJS Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a markup language that enables building two-dimensional vector graphics in the browser. […]
              Neural Correlates of Both Perception and Memory for Objects in the Rodent Perirhinal Cortex   
    Despite its anatomical positioning as an interface between the perceptual and memory systems, the perirhinal cortex (PER) has long been considered dedicated for object recognition memory. Whether the PER is also involved in object perception has been intensely debated in recent studies, but physiological evidence has been lacking. We recorded single units from the PER while the rat made categorical responses immediately after sampling a visual object as the originally learned objects were ambiguously morphed to varying degrees. Some neurons in the PER  changed their firing rates monotonically following the gradual changes across the morphed objects as if they coded perceptual changes of the object stimuli. However, other neurons abruptly changed their firing rates according to the response categories associated with the morphed objects, seemingly responding to the learned relationships between the stimulus and its associated choice response. The gradual and abrupt changes in object-tuning properties were also found at the neural population level. Furthermore, the object-associated tuning characteristics of neurons in the PER were more readily observable in correct trials than in error trials. Our findings suggest that neurons in the PER represent perceptual details of an object in addition to its mnemonic identity.

              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,143,489   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding for a total of $1,143,489 in research based grants at its meeting held Friday, May 27, 2016. Grants included a Research North Dakota Grant for $300,000, Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $693,489.00 and a Phase 2 Venture Grant for $150,000.

     Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.

     Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.

     The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.

    The following requests were funded:

    Research ND
    • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to refine newly developed instruments that detect high ice concentrations in the air on commercial aircraft
    Venture Grant Phase I - (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
    • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine the use of radio frequency (RF) to induce gene expression which has the potential to generate profound changes in the biotech and drug delivery fields, and revolutionize medical treatment.
    • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a network of sensors for the effective and rapid pipeline damage detection and health monitoring.
    • NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop materials with biofilm inhibiting properties that can be used in multiple applications, including medical devices and food processing.
    • UND Civil and Chemical Engineering was awarded $93,661 to develop and experiment with a novel carbonaceous bio-soil amendment (CSA) from biomass (renewable) resources to retain nutrients and act as a controlled-release form of nitrogen and phosphorus.
    • UND Chemical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine a process to convert syngas, from lignite coal gasification, into 1,3-Butadiene (1,3-BD) which is used in the production of rubber and nylon.
    • UND Biology was awarded $99,976 to develop automated aerial survey methods for use in environmental study applications.
    • UND Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,852 to develop specialized products by using sustainable and novel bioplastics. 
    Venture Grant Phase II - (This grant phase is used to launch a start-up or spin out company with technology that was proven in Phase I)
    • NDSU Mechanical Engineering in partnership with c2sensor corporation was awarded $150,000 continue developing the SEED Sensor to directly monitor the soil environment. In its final form, the SEED Sensor will be the size of an acorn and developed from both bio-based and bio-inert materials. 
    The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is August 19, 2016.

    The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              Working Memory Modulation of Frontoparietal Network Connectivity in First-Episode Schizophrenia   
    Working memory (WM) impairment is regarded as a core aspect of schizophrenia. However, the neural mechanisms behind this cognitive deficit remain unclear. The connectivity of a frontoparietal network is known to be important for subserving WM. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, the current study investigated whether WM-dependent modulation of effective connectivity in this network is affected in a group of first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients compared with similarly performing healthy participants during a verbal n-back task. Dynamic causal modeling (DCM) of the coupling between regions (left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), left inferior parietal lobe (IPL), and primary visual area) identified in a psychophysiological interaction (PPI) analysis was performed to characterize effective connectivity during the n-back task. The PPI analysis revealed that the connectivity between the left IFG and left IPL was modulated by WM and that this modulation was reduced in FES patients. The subsequent DCM analysis confirmed this modulation by WM and found evidence that FES patients had reduced forward connectivity from IPL to IFG. These findings provide evidence for impaired WM modulation of frontoparietal effective connectivity in the early phase of schizophrenia, even with intact WM performance, suggesting a failure of context-sensitive coupling in the schizophrenic brain.

              Global and Local Connectivity Differences Converge With Gene Expression in a Neurodevelopmental Disorder of Known Genetic Origin   
    Knowledge of genetic cause in neurodevelopmental disorders can highlight molecular and cellular processes critical for typical development. Furthermore, the relative homogeneity of neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic origin allows the researcher to establish the subsequent neurobiological processes that mediate cognitive and behavioral outcomes. The current study investigated white matter structural connectivity in a group of individuals with intellectual disability due to mutations in ZDHHC9. In addition to shared cause of cognitive impairment, these individuals have a shared cognitive profile, involving oromotor control difficulties and expressive language impairment. Analysis of structural network properties using graph theory measures showed global reductions in mean clustering coefficient and efficiency in the ZDHHC9 group, with maximal differences in frontal and parietal areas. Regional variation in clustering coefficient across cortical regions in ZDHHC9 mutation cases was significantly associated with known pattern of expression of ZDHHC9 in the normal adult human brain. The results demonstrate that a mutation in a single gene impacts upon white matter organization across the whole-brain, but also shows regionally specific effects, according to variation in gene expression. Furthermore, these regionally specific patterns may link to specific developmental mechanisms, and correspond to specific cognitive deficits.

              Oxygen Levels Regulate the Development of Human Cortical Radial Glia Cells   
    The oxygen (O2) concentration is a vital parameter for controlling the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of neural stem cells. A prenatal reduction of O2 levels (hypoxia) often leads to cognitive and behavioral defects, attributable to altered neural development. In this study, we analyzed the effects of O2 levels on human cortical progenitors, the radial glia cells (RGCs), during active neurogenesis, corresponding to the second trimester of gestation. Small changes in O2 levels profoundly affected RGC survival, proliferation, and differentiation. Physiological hypoxia (3% O2) promoted neurogenesis, whereas anoxia (<1% O2) and severe hypoxia (1% O2) arrested the differentiation of human RGCs, mainly by altering the generation of glutamatergic neurons. The in vitro activation of Wnt-β-catenin signaling rescued the proliferation and neuronal differentiation of RGCs subjected to anoxia. Pathologic hypoxia (≤1% O2) also exerted negative effects on gliogenesis, by decreasing the number of O4+ preoligodendrocytes and increasing the number of reactive astrocytes derived from cortical RGCs. O2-dependent alterations in glutamatergic neurogenesis and oligodendrogenesis can lead to significant changes in cortical circuitry formation. A better understanding of the cellular effects caused by changes in O2 levels during human cortical development is essential to elucidating the etiology of numerous neurodevelopmental disorders.

              Synapse Dysfunction of Layer V Pyramidal Neurons Precedes Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model of TDP-43 Proteinopathies   
    TDP-43 is a major protein component of pathological neuronal inclusions that are present in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We report that TDP-43 plays an important role in dendritic spine formation in the cortex. The density of spines on YFP+ pyramidal neurons in both the motor and somatosensory cortex of Thy1-YFP mice, increased significantly from postnatal day 30 (P30), to peak at P60, before being pruned by P90. By comparison, dendritic spine density was significantly reduced in the motor cortex of Thy1-YFP::TDP-43A315T transgenic mice prior to symptom onset (P60), and in the motor and somatosensory cortex at symptom onset (P90). Morphological spine-type analysis revealed that there was a significant impairment in the development of basal mushroom spines in the motor cortex of Thy1-YFP::TDP-43A315T mice compared to Thy1-YFP control. Furthermore, reductions in spine density corresponded to mislocalisation of TDP-43 immunoreactivity and lowered efficacy of synaptic transmission as determined by electrophysiology at P60. We conclude that mutated TDP-43 has a significant pathological effect at the dendritic spine that is associated with attenuated neural transmission.

              Retrosplenial Cortical Neurons Encode Navigational Cues, Trajectories and Reward Locations During Goal Directed Navigation   
    The retrosplenial cortex (RSC) plays an important role in memory and spatial navigation. It shares functional similarities with the hippocampus, including the presence of place fields and lesion-induced impairments in spatial navigation, and the RSC is an important source of visual-spatial input to the hippocampus. Recently, the RSC has been the target of intense scrutiny among investigators of human memory and navigation. fMRI and lesion data suggest an RSC role in the ability to use landmarks to navigate to goal locations. However, no direct neurophysiological evidence of encoding navigational cues has been reported so the specific RSC contribution to spatial cognition has been uncertain. To examine this, we trained rats on a T-maze task in which the reward location was explicitly cued by a flashing light and we recorded RSC neurons as the rats learned. We found that RSC neurons rapidly encoded the light cue. Additionally, RSC neurons encoded the reward and its location, and they showed distinct firing patterns along the left and right trajectories to the goal. These responses may provide key information for goal-directed navigation, and the loss of these signals may underlie navigational impairments in subjects with RSC damage.

              Peripheral Interventions Enhancing Brain Glutamate Homeostasis Relieve Amyloid β- and TNFα- Mediated Synaptic Plasticity Disruption in the Rat Hippocampus   
    Dysregulation of glutamate homeostasis in the interstitial fluid of the brain is strongly implicated in causing synaptic dysfunction in many neurological and psychiatric illnesses. In the case of Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid β (Aβ)-mediated disruption of synaptic plasticity and memory can be alleviated by interventions that directly remove glutamate or block certain glutamate receptors. An alternative strategy is to facilitate the removal of excess glutamate from the nervous system by activating peripheral glutamate clearance systems. One such blood-based system, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), is activated by oxaloacetate, which acts as a co-substrate. We report here that synthetic and AD brain-derived Aβ-mediated inhibition of synaptic long-term potentiation in the hippocampus is alleviated by oxaloacetate. Moreover the effect of oxaloacetate was GOT-dependent. The disruptive effects of a general inhibitor of excitatory amino acid transport or TNFα, a pro-inflammatory mediator of Aβ action, were also reversed by oxaloacetate. Furthermore, another intervention that increases peripheral glutamate clearance, peritoneal dialysis, mimicked the beneficial effect of oxaloacetate. These findings lend support to the promotion of the peripheral clearance of glutamate as a means to alleviate synaptic dysfunction that is caused by impaired glutamate homeostasis in the brain.

              Functional specialization of areas along the anterior–posterior axis of the primate prefrontal cortex   
    Functional specialization of areas along the anterior–posterior axis of the lateral prefrontal cortex has been speculated but little evidence exists about distinct neurophysiological properties between prefrontal sub-regions. To address this issue we divided the lateral prefrontal cortex into a posterior-dorsal, a mid-dorsal, an anterior-dorsal, a posterior-ventral, and an anterior ventral region. Selectivity for spatial locations, shapes, and colors was evaluated in six monkeys never trained in working memory tasks, while they viewed the stimuli passively. Recordings from over two thousand neurons revealed systematic differences between anterior and posterior regions. In the dorsal prefrontal cortex, anterior regions exhibited the largest receptive fields, longest response latencies, and lowest amount of information for stimuli. In the ventral prefrontal cortex, posterior regions were characterized by a low percentage of responsive neurons to any stimuli we used, consistent with high specialization for stimulus features. Additionally, spatial information was more prominent in the dorsal and color in ventral regions. Our results provide neurophysiological evidence for a rostral-caudal gradient of stimulus selectivity through the prefrontal cortex, suggesting that posterior areas are selective for stimuli even when these are not releant for execution of a task, and that anterior areas are likely engaged in more abstract operations.

              Early Activation of Experience-Independent Dendritic Spine Turnover in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease   
    Synaptic loss is critical in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the dynamics of synapse turnover are poorly defined. We imaged dendritic spines in transgenic APPswe/PSen1∆E9 (APP/PS1) cerebral cortex. Dendritic spine turnover is increased far from plaque in aged APP/PS1 mice, and in young APP/PS1 mice prior to plaque formation. Dysregulation occurs in the presence of soluble Aβ oligomer and requires cellular prion protein (PrPC). APP/PS1 mice lack responsiveness of spine turnover to sensory stimulation. Critically, enhanced spine turnover is coupled with the loss of persistent spines starting early and continuing with age. To evaluate mechanisms of experience-independent supranormal spine turnover, we analyzed the transcriptome of young APP/PS1 mouse brain when turnover is altered but synapse density and memory are normal, and plaque and inflammation are absent. Early PrPC-dependent expression changes occur in synaptic and lipid-metabolizing genes. Thus, pathologic synaptic dysregulation underlying AD begins at a young age prior to Aβ plaque.

              Pilocarpine-Induced Status Epilepticus Increases the Sensitivity of P2X7 and P2Y1 Receptors to Nucleotides at Neural Progenitor Cells of the Juvenile Rodent Hippocampus   
    Patch-clamp recordings indicated the presence of P2X7 receptors at neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in the subgranular zone of the dentate gyrus in hippocampal brain slices prepared from transgenic nestin reporter mice. The activation of these receptors caused inward current near the resting membrane potential of the NPCs, while P2Y1 receptor activation initiated outward current near the reversal potential of the P2X7 receptor current. Both receptors were identified by biophysical/pharmacological methods. When the brain slices were prepared from mice which underwent a pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus or when brain slices were incubated in pilocarpine-containing external medium, the sensitivity of P2X7 and P2Y1 receptors was invariably increased. Confocal microscopy confirmed the localization of P2X7 and P2Y1 receptor-immunopositivity at nestin-positive NPCs. A one-time status epilepticus in rats caused after a latency of about 5 days recurrent epileptic fits. The blockade of central P2X7 receptors increased the number of seizures and their severity. It is hypothesized that P2Y1 receptors after a status epilepticus may increase the ATP-induced proliferation/ectopic migration of NPCs; the P2X7 receptor-mediated necrosis/apoptosis might counteract these effects, which would otherwise lead to a chronic manifestation of recurrent epileptic fits.

              Bob Becklund Pilots State's UAS Technology   
    By The Bismarck Tribune
    When the North Dakota Air National Guard’s F-16 fighter jets were growing old and in need of replacement, the organization made a choice — one that is taking North Dakota into the lead of the unmanned aerial systems industry.

    Bob Becklund found himself at the head of that change.

    As the United States had stopped buying fighter jets and the older jets handed down to guard units were becoming difficult to find, the air guard made strategic plans to look for new missions, according to Becklund.

    “We were the best fighter unit in the U.S. … but still there weren’t aircraft,” he said.

    That is when the MQ-1 Predator and RQ-4 Global Hawk came down from the clouds.

    “We thought here’s a new technology that will be relevant and required forever,” Becklund said, and the air guard started seeking them out as replacements for the aging F-16s.

    In 2004, Becklund was wing commander, overseeing a base realignment and closure in 2005. He then helped pick crews for UAS training and the unit earned a good reputation for UAS operations.

    This would lead Becklund to an invitation to serve on a UAS task force to the Pentagon. One year on the task force turned into three before he returned to North Dakota.

    Around that same time, Federal Aviation Administration-mandated UAS test sites were being picked around the country. Becklund answered North Dakota’s ad for an executive director of a test site. When hired, his job was to do his best to make sure North Dakota was selected for a site.

    When he succeeded, he became executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks, at the helm of UAS industry in the state. This time, he is leading research that will help make a technology mostly dominated by the military become commercially viable.

    The next step

    To help advance research and development, Becklund said he would like to create an environment for the larger unmanned aircraft flown at Northern Plains to fly without a chase plane as is required under FAA rules.

    The test site is working closely with the FAA on this, and if successful, it would be the only place in the country to allow it, according to Becklund, adding that Northern Plains already has FAA approval to fly UAS anywhere in the state and at night.

    Becklund said the chase plane plan is aggressive but necessary for technological advancement and he thinks North Dakota has the right tools to make it work. Because of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota has access to high-end radar that can spot any aircraft flying in the area. That technology would keep UAS flights without a chase plane safe. In addition, Grand Forks is the only place in the U.S. where the Predator, Global Hawk and MQ-9 Reaper are flying together.Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:13Flying with a chase plane is cost prohibitive and the only way to make UAS commercially viable is to move beyond line-of-sight flights, according to Becklund, who said allowing in-field research to determine how this would be done safely would be beneficial to the industry and FAA.

    Eventually, that research could transfer to the rest of the country, even where radar isn’t available. Becklund said this could be done through cooperative air space, where all aircraft flying would emit a signal rather than allowing some, such as gliders and aerial sprayers, to fly using visual flight rules.

    While that may sound bold because it will cost money to institute, at the same time, it will greatly increase safety, Becklund said.

    “There would never be mid-air collisions,” said Becklund, pointing out that secure and reliable communications links are the key and the research conducted at Northern Plains could help make that possible.

    Becklund said the challenge now is there are no standards so companies don’t know to what specifications to build.

    “Here in North Dakota, we can do research on those things,” he said.

    2017 and beyond

    The test site is set to expire in 2017, but Becklund said the North Dakota congressional delegation is working to extend it. With or without the federal extension, he is confident testing will continue as North Dakota has long invested in UAS technology and research — about $30 million to date.

    “I think North Dakota needs to continue its investment; we’re out in front of it all. We need to stay in front of it and look to the future,” said Becklund, who describes the UAS expertise that has been developed in the state as “incredible” and will give North Dakota a seat at the table in deciding how to regulate the industry.

    “It’s really exciting to be part of the new age of aviation,” said the former fighter pilot who has followed the industry from the cockpit to the remote control.

    Becklund said, when he was flying, the planes were loud and highly visible. With UAS, many air guard missions are flown in secret on the other side of the world.

    “But the cool factor is just off the charts,” said Becklund, adding that the air guard provides lots of opportunity and training, pays for college and can land airmen a full-time job upon graduation.

    “Think where this could go,” said Becklund, pointing out that one day there may be a cheaper replacement for satellites. “That’s kind of fun stuff. I can’t think of where all it might go. I just know it’s a good thing.”

    “I think North Dakota needs to continue its investment; we’re out in front of it all. We need to stay in front of it and look to the future.” — Bob Becklund

    Bob Becklund Pilots State's UAS Technology - The Bismarck Tribune

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              Cholinergic Surveillance over Hippocampal RNA Metabolism and Alzheimer's-Like Pathology   
    The relationship between long-term cholinergic dysfunction and risk of developing dementia is poorly understood. Here we used mice with deletion of the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the forebrain to model cholinergic abnormalities observed in dementia. Whole-genome RNA sequencing of hippocampal samples revealed that cholinergic failure causes changes in RNA metabolism. Remarkably, key transcripts related to Alzheimer's disease are affected. BACE1, for instance, shows abnormal splicing caused by decreased expression of the splicing regulator hnRNPA2/B1. Resulting BACE1 overexpression leads to increased APP processing and accumulation of soluble Aβ1-42. This is accompanied by age-related increases in GSK3 activation, tau hyperphosphorylation, caspase-3 activation, decreased synaptic markers, increased neuronal death, and deteriorating cognition. Pharmacological inhibition of GSK3 hyperactivation reversed deficits in synaptic markers and tau hyperphosphorylation induced by cholinergic dysfunction, indicating a key role for GSK3 in some of these pathological changes. Interestingly, in human brains there was a high correlation between decreased levels of VAChT and hnRNPA2/B1 levels with increased tau hyperphosphorylation. These results suggest that changes in RNA processing caused by cholinergic loss can facilitate Alzheimer's-like pathology in mice, providing a mechanism by which decreased cholinergic tone may increase risk of dementia.

              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $739,987   
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants totaling $340,000 and four Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $399,987 for a grand total of $739,987 in research based grants at its meeting held February 2. 

    Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

    Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

    The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

    The following requests were funded: 

    Research ND 
    • UND EERC in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. was awarded $300,000 to work on a project that uses unmanned aircraft systems as a tool to conduct aerial inspections of high voltage power lines. 
    • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation was awarded $40,000 to work on the development of a rechargeable, wireless pacemaker. 
    Venture Grant Phase I

    (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.) 
    • UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a modified aviation headset which will measure physiological data from the operator, and deviations in the planned route and provide warnings to the operator based that data via tactile feedback.
    • UND College of Engineering and Mines - Institute for Energy Studies was awarded $99,987 to develop to develop the technical and economic feasibility of their patented process of integrating activated carbon production within the steam generation heating plants operating at the North Dakota University System campuses. 
    • UND Chemistry Department was awarded $100,000 to develop a new technique to make a series of novel graphene-based near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots for sensitive detection and imaging of a variety of biomedical samples. 
    • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutics was awarded $100,000 to develop an artificial spinning device that mimics the spider's natural spinning system for the commercial production of tunable silk fibers. The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 19. 
    The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $394,317   
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $394,317 at its quarterly meeting Nov 19th at the Sleep Inn & Suites – North Convention Meeting Room in Minot.

    APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

    The following requests were awarded: 
    LL International, LLC (Bismarck) was awarded $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698. 

    Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) were awarded $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052. 

    Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) was awarded $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144. 

    Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) was awarded $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757. 

    NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848. 

    Nick Mathern (Edgeley) was awarded $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102. 

    The next APUC board hearing will be held February 18, 2016 in Fargo. Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2016. 

    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $489,317   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $489,317 at its quarterly meeting November 19th in Minot.

    APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests will be reviewed:
    •  LL International, LLC (Bismarck) is requesting $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698.
    • Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) are requesting $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052.
    • NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848.
    • Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144.
    • Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) is requesting $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757.
    • Nick Mathern (Edgeley) is requesting $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102.
    • Agri Bio Systems LLC (Fargo) is requesting $95,000 to research and find value-added applications for agricultural waste streams. Contact Robert Ryan at 612-708-0361.
    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              Lt. Governor Wrigley Outlines the State of the UAS Industry in North Dakota at Annual Summit   
    By ND Governor's Office
    Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today kicked off the 2015 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, welcoming leaders in aviation, business, and military to the 9th annual, three-day event. The summit will showcase the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) while updating attendees on the current state of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.
    “We are at the center of technological advancement in the unmanned aerial systems industry,” Wrigley said. “The stakeholders in North Dakota remain committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations, and educational institutions can aggressively pursue new and exciting opportunities in the unmanned aerial systems industry.”
    This year, the UAS Summit and Expo aims to combine the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in North Dakota.
    Since 2013, under Dalrymple’s leadership, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park, and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.
    Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority in May 2013.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols, privacy safeguards, and UAS research and development opportunities. The authority has worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation, and to develop a test site operation that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
    The FAA selected North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites in December 2013, citing that North Dakota had a strong proposal, a stellar national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, and university research and development capabilities, along with a diverse climate and open airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site was also the nation’s first to be FAA certified in April 2014 as ready to begin the work of integrating UAS into the national airspace.
    In February 2015, the U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Technology Park. Northrop Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant in April 2015. Grand Sky is the first commercial UAS business and aviation park in the U.S. The park is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis, and management. It capitalizes on the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota’s UAS Center of Excellence and Northland Community & Technical College’s UAS Maintenance Technician Program. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to grow to over 1.2 million square feet and accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors, and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
    Also in 2015, North Dakota celebrated landing its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian began manufacturing UAS and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
    The FAA recently approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

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              A ray of hope for autistic children   
    Cell therapy works well for neurological disorders, says expert
              Building a Giant in the Heavy-Equipment Industry   
    By Gallup
    "To be successful today, you've got to convince customers that you'll take care of them when they're down -- and you've got to walk the walk, you can't just talk it. You've got to prove it time and time again."

    So says Ron Offutt, founder of RDO Equipment Co., one of the largest John Deere dealers in North America. He is also the founder of R.D. Offutt Company, the largest potato grower in the U.S.

    For more than 45 years, Ron has been building an empire on lifelong relationships with agriculture and construction equipment customers by adhering to three simple principles: maintain a sense of core values, understand your stakeholders' ever-shifting needs and deliver the finest service. His family business grew steadily, got big, went public and then was taken private again, and the equipment side became a $2 billion business.

    It all started along the North Dakota-Minnesota border in the metropolitan area of Fargo-Moorhead in 1968. Ron was farming in partnership with his father and renting equipment from a John Deere dealer in Casselton, North Dakota, when the dealer offered him the opportunity to buy the business.

    From that initial purchase, Ron steadily acquired John Deere dealerships throughout the upper Midwest. RDO now operates in more than 100 locations across the U.S. and worldwide, with 90% domestic revenue growth over the past five years (13.9% compound annual growth rate) and nearly triple domestic operating income growth. RDO offers a wide array of construction and farming equipment for high-performance companies across the globe.

    How did one dealership turn into a giant in the heavy equipment industry? With an intense focus on engaging employees and customers throughout their business.

    From Private, to Public, to Private Again

    A visit to RDO in late 2014 finds a workforce brimming with excitement about the company's heritage and its future. In the flagship Moorhead location, relics from the past -- classic tractors and other historical machinery -- are on display alongside cutting-edge farming equipment. In a daily storewide meeting, team members discuss the projects they are currently working on and exchange ideas, while managers motivate their employees with goals for that day, week and month.

    Employees at the store are quick to say that the company is a "great place to work."

    "This is a great industry to be in, and if you're going to be a part of it, we want you to choose us," says Jean Zimmerman, RDO's executive vice president of organizational development.

    Zimmerman notes that the company's culture is guided by the principles of servant leadership, radical transparency, personal growth and, above all, trust.

    As RDO grew throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s, so did the enticement of taking this family-owned business public. In 1997, Ron issued an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. In a booming economy, the decision seemed to be the right one. But almost immediately, things didn't turn out as planned.

    "Very quickly I knew that I didn't like the public game, and I don't think my father did either. There was lots and lots of pressure to grow," says Christi Offutt, Ron's daughter and chairwoman and CEO of RDO. "But what I was learning was that the more pressure the team got to meet quarterly expectations, the worse the company was performing. We were moving away from talking about the customer, we were moving away from talking about the culture, and we were spending all of our time talking about meeting analyst expectations to keep the revenues growing."

    Amid these frustrations, the board of directors chose Christi to become chief operating officer in 2001. Soon after that, the Offutt family took the company private again, where it has remained ever since. Christi stayed at the helm. Ron characterizes this time as the dividing point between what RDO originally was and what it is today.

    "I think there are two cultures in the life of our business: the one that I started, and the one that Christi started," Ron says. "I was able to be successful in the business when I created a culture of tremendous loyalty on behalf of the employees who worked for me. We knew each other's families; we knew each other's personal strengths and weaknesses. As [the company] grew, that culture needed to change for the company to take the next step, which Christi brought to the house."

    Shifting From a Transactional Business to a Solutions Provider

    In the company's first phase, before Christi took over in 2001, RDO sold much more individual agricultural equipment. Farms were smaller then, and there were more of them.

    "When I started, [RDO] was very much a transactional business -- sale by sale, customer by customer," Ron says. "Today it's more about being a solutions provider for your customer and helping that customer solve his or her problem."

    In RDO's modern culture, top leaders at the company say they maintain their success internally and externally by adhering to a set of action-oriented core values for business operation. These values include collaborating with employees, building customers for life, creating opportunities and committing to doing what they say and playing to win. RDO prides itself on the principle "There are no secrets here."

    "We've instilled and empowered our managers to understand what our core values are and how we operate with our stakeholders so they can make the right decision," says Chris Cooper, an executive vice president at RDO.

    Keith Kreps, also an RDO executive vice president, says a culture of creativity and trust exists companywide, which fosters innovation and high levels of employee engagement. "When you don't feel like you're paralyzed by making the wrong decision that could affect your career or affect your job -- as long as you made an educated decision -- you really get people coming out with great ideas and a lot of creativity. They're willing to go out there and 'wow' our other employees and customers," Kreps says.

    Toward True Engagement

    In 2014, RDO worked with Gallup to move beyond employee satisfaction -- which focuses more on superficial company perks -- to true employee engagement, which is about fostering a deeper sense of connection to one's job and company. Now, 52% of RDO's employees are engaged, with 8.67 engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee. Organizations that lead the world in employee engagement have 9.1 engaged employees to every disengaged employee, so these are "very encouraging early results," Zimmerman says.

    Zimmerman credits these results to initiatives the company implemented over the past several years. Every employee now has an individual learning plan, and RDO spends 15% more on training than comparable-sized organizations. The company offers a 30-month management institute for its leaders. RDO leaders have also integrated engagement into their leadership approach and communication strategy, weaving it into their operations and day-to-day conversations.

    "I truly believe that the initiatives we've developed to support our culture along with a strengths-based leadership approach leads to a more engaged workplace culture," Christi says.

    Zimmerman agrees, emphasizing that the culture must promote hard work and RDO must be an enjoyable place to work. "We've taken steps of making this a place that attracts and keeps employees and attracts and keeps our customers," he says.

    Growing Pains

    Because of RDO's persistent growth, the company is experiencing some growing pains. In part, this is the result of the breakneck pace of North Dakota's economy and the various challenges that come with operating in nine U.S. states. Business is booming so much that there are too many jobs and not enough people to fill them.

    "We've got well over 2,000 employees, but we have opportunities to continue to grow," Cooper says. "We have close to 200 open positions that we're still trying to fill."

    Christi mentions that there is plenty of competition for today's skilled labor pool: "We've recruited from everywhere -- Georgia, Florida, California, Alaska -- it's a continuous challenge."

    Amid these challenges, RDO continues to redefine the business of equipment in the 21st century. The company's leaders say RDO is committed to finding cutting-edge solutions for its customers.

    "I think you'll see less growth in the size of the machines," Ron says. "What you're going to see is more intelligent equipment, and that will increase productivity for the producer."

    This kind of "precision agriculture" may keep RDO at the forefront of offering technological solutions to its customers, and the company sees further growth from its ventures in Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Australia in the years to come. Already these international partnerships are providing solutions to a wide range of customers, even in troubled hot spots. RDO forecasts $360 million in international revenues in 2015, of which Russia and Ukraine factor into the mix.

    Ryan Offutt, Ron's son and Christi's brother, runs RDO's Russia and Ukraine operations. As someone who represents the future of RDO and the path it will take in decades to come, he reflects on how what RDO means to customers in 2015. "We're a big part of our customers' lives, and they're dependent upon on our team members to deliver solutions to them every day," Ryan says. "Having a reliable partner is critical to their success."

    Building a Giant in the Heavy-Equipment Industry - Gallup.com

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               Specifying and Verifying Communications Protocols using Mixed Intuitionistic Linear Logic    
    Sinclair, David and Power, James F. (2005) Specifying and Verifying Communications Protocols using Mixed Intuitionistic Linear Logic. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 133. pp. 255-273. ISSN 1571-0661
              The Level of Psychological Burnout at the Teachers of Students with Autism Disorders in Light of a Number of Variables in Al-Riyadh Area   

    This study aimed at measuring the level of the psychological burnout in the teachers of students that have autism symptoms in Al-Riyadh area—kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In light of variables. These variables are the gender, the teaching place, the academic qualification of the teachers, the experience of the teachers, the age of the teachers, and the grades that the teachers teach. The methodology adopted in this study was the descriptive surveying method using the “Maslach Burnout Inventory” (MBI) of the psychological burnout. This measure consists of three dimensions as follows: The emotional fatigue, Sagging Feeling, Lack of feeling of personal Achievement. The sample of study included 94 teachers. All of the teachers in the Autism discover symptoms. The result obtained in this study has shown that there is an average level of burnout signs shown by the sample members at all of the three dimensions together. However, the study also showed that the awareness level varied against each dimensions as follows: the lack of feeling the personal achievement—dimension came first with a high average 27.56. In the second, place the (Emotional fatigue) dimension with an average of 23.06. Finally, in the third place came the (sagging feelings) dimension with an average of 3.16. In addition, the results showed significant differences at a level of α=0.05 due to the effect of the variables, affecting the burnout level, namely the teachers’ gender, the teachers’ age, and the teacher’s experience. On the other hand, the results showed insignificant differences at the effect of the other variables, which are the teaching place, the teachers’ academic qualification, and the age of students with autism disorder.

               Epidemiological analysis of carbapenem-sensitive and -resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa    
    Walsh, Fiona and Bracher, S. and Turner, P. and Amyes, Sebastian G.B. (2005) Epidemiological analysis of carbapenem-sensitive and -resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Hospital Infection, 60 (3). pp. 240-244. ISSN 0195-6701
              Governor, First Lady Celebrate Grand Opening of The North Dakota Heritage Center   
    By ND Governor's Office
    Gov. Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple joined former governors and first ladies, state and local officials, and fellow North Dakotans to officially dedicate the new North Dakota Heritage Center and open the center’s final two galleries to the public. Today’s grand opening coincides with the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood. On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted to the Union when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. South Dakota was also admitted on that day.
    “As North Dakotans, we are truly blessed, and today as we celebrate our 125th anniversary of statehood, we add a new blessing to our state as we officially dedicate the new North Dakota Heritage Center,” Gov. Dalrymple said. “This world-class facility is a wonderful birthday gift for the people of North Dakota and a lasting tribute to the pioneers who came before us and made history here. It will stand as a symbol of pride for our state and preserve the storied tales of our rich history and culture for generations to come.”
    The $51.7 million, 97,000-square-foot expansion doubles the center’s exhibit space, visitor services, public and educational programming, collections storage, labs and office space. Four new galleries have been added to showcase North Dakota’s heritage from prehistoric time to recent history.
    The Adaption Gallery features 600 million years of geologic history and early life in the state. The Innovation Gallery tells the stories of the earliest people to this area and the Inspiration Gallery explores history that has shaped the way of life in North Dakota over the past 150 years. The fourth gallery, the Governor’s Gallery, features temporary and traveling exhibits, and educational programs. The Adaptation and Innovation galleries were open to the public in April and the Inspiration and Governors galleries were opened for the first time today.
    The daylong grand opening festivities kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony officially dedicating the completion of the new Heritage Center. The ceremony was attended by Gov. and First Lady Dalrymple, along with former North Dakota governors and first ladies, including Sen. John and Mikey Hoeven; Gov. Ed and First Lady Nancy Schafer; Gov. George and First Lady Jane Sinner; Gov. Allen and First Lady Barbara Olson; First Lady Grace Link; and Nancy Guy, representing Gov. William and First Lady Jean Guy.
    As lieutenant governor, Gov. Dalrymple chaired the commission appointed by then-Gov. Hoeven in November 2002 to study the possible expansion of facilities and operations of the State Historical Society. The idea of a commission resulted from a meeting of North Dakota’s six living governors in November 2001, held as part of the center’s 20th anniversary celebration. The commission prepared a report to the 2003 Legislative Assembly recommending a series of investments in the Historical Society, with the expansion of the Heritage Center included as a top recommendation.
    “I am proud to have been part of this project from the very beginning and it is gratifying to be here today to celebrate its completion,” Dalrymple said. “This grand opening is a wonderful way to culminate our yearlong 125th birthday celebration and mark this significant milestone in our state’s history. As we embark on another 125 years, the North Dakota Heritage Center will continue to play an integral role in chronicling and preserving our heritage for future generations.”
    The North Dakota Heritage Center began as a 1976 U.S. Bicentennial project for the state and opened its doors in 1981. The original gallery, collection storage, labs, and offices were designed for a 20-year plan. 

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               The Synthetic Cannabinoid R(+)WIN 55,212-2 Inhibits the Interleukin-1 Signaling Pathway in Human Astrocytes in a Cannabinoid Receptor-independent Manner    
    Curran, Niamh and Griffin, Bryan D. and O'Toole, Daniel and Brady, Kevin J. and Fitzgerald, Stephen and Moynagh, Paul N. (2005) The Synthetic Cannabinoid R(+)WIN 55,212-2 Inhibits the Interleukin-1 Signaling Pathway in Human Astrocytes in a Cannabinoid Receptor-independent Manner. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 28 (43). pp. 35797-35806. ISSN 0021-9258
               Pellino3 Is a Novel Upstream Regulator of p38 MAPK and Activates CREB in a p38-dependent Manner    
    Butler, Marion P. and Hanly, Jennifer A. and Moynagh, Paul N. (2005) Pellino3 Is a Novel Upstream Regulator of p38 MAPK and Activates CREB in a p38-dependent Manner. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280 (30). pp. 27759-27768. ISSN 0021-9258
              North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3   
    By ND Commerce
    Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.
    “Manufacturing is a vital part of North Dakota’s economic success,” Al Anderson, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner said. “Since 2003, North Dakota manufacturing exports grew 169 percent while the national average was a 70 percent increase.”
    According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in North Dakota account for nearly 8 percent of the total output in the state, employing 6 percent of the workforce. Manufacturing compensation is just over 37 percent higher than other nonfarm employers in the state.
    “Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Randy Schwartz, center director and chief executive officer of the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.”
    Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
    Dickinson (Public tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.    
    Fargo (Private/Public Tours) - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Private Tours
      • Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is hosting 170 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
        • John Deere Electronic Solutions – John Deere Electronic Solutions leads the industry through innovative design, development, and manufacturing of custom, integrated electronics components.
        • Aggregate Industries – A leading player in the construction industry by producing and supplying a range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and blocks. 
        • Fargo Jet Center / Weather Modification – An award winning aircraft services company and a global atmospheric sciences company committed to continued advances in the fields of weather modification and atmospheric research.
        • Prinsco – Manufacturing and providing innovative water management solutions to increase agricultural production, ensure water quality and promote sustainable systems. Premiere products include a complete line of corrugated plastic pipe and accessories.
    • Public Tours - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Trail King Industries – Building trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Tours are for high school and college students from 8am to 3pm
    Grand Forks (Public Tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.        
    Jamestown (Public Tours) – October 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • UTC Aerospace Systems – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  Tours are 30 minutes and run from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Please RSVP and be pre-screened before September 26th.  Email Holly@growingjamestown.com for details about the requirements and the dress code for the tours.   
    Wahpeton (Private Tours) - October 22 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    The City of Wahpeton is hosting 203 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
    • Bobcat – A leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. 
    • WCCO Belting – World’s largest manufacturer of agricultural rubber belting products: swather canvases, baler belts, tube conveyor belts, die-cut parts and a variety of rubber industrial belting products.    
    • ComDel Innovations – Contract manufacturer excelling in precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing, integrating all aspects of product development. 
    • Heartland Precision – Provides thread rolling and metal finishing as well as forming and precision machining services to a variety of industries and customers. 
    • North Dakota State College of Science – A 2-year state supported college offering over 80 academic options using hands-on learning and state-of-the-art equipment in partnership with industry leaders. They are providing tours of their educational facility and hosting the students for lunch. 
    For more information visit www.mfg.com.
    The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
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               Vertical profiles of temperature trends    
    Thorne, Peter and Karl, Thomas R. and Coleman, Holly and Folland, Chris K. and Murray, Bill and Parker, David E. and Ramaswamy, Venkatachalam and Rossow, William and Scaife, Adam A. and Tett, Simon F.B. (2005) Vertical profiles of temperature trends. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86 (10). pp. 1471-1476. ISSN 1520-0477
               UNCERTAINTIES IN CLIMATE TRENDS: Lessons from Upper-Air Temperature Records    
    Thorne, Peter and Parker, David E. and Christy, John and Mears, Carl A. (2005) UNCERTAINTIES IN CLIMATE TRENDS: Lessons from Upper-Air Temperature Records. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86 (10). pp. 1437-1442. ISSN 1520-0477
               Improving the Usefulness of Operational Radiosonde Data    
    Durre, Imke and Reale, Tony and Carlson, David and Christy, John and Uddstrom, Michael and Gelman, Melvyn and Thorne, Peter (2005) Improving the Usefulness of Operational Radiosonde Data. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86 (3). pp. 411-416. ISSN 1520-0477
               Review: Reed, Adam. Papua New Guinea's last place; experiences of constraint in a postcolonial prison. x, 197 pp., maps, figs, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2003 £30.00 (cloth)    
    Strong, Thomas (2005) Review: Reed, Adam. Papua New Guinea's last place; experiences of constraint in a postcolonial prison. x, 197 pp., maps, figs, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2003 £30.00 (cloth). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 111 (1). pp. 182-183. ISSN 1359-0987
               A New Heterobinuclear FeIIICuII Complex with a Single Terminal FeIII–O(phenolate) Bond. Relevance to Purple Acid Phosphatases and Nucleases    
    Lanznaster, Mauricio and Neves, Ademir and Bortoluzzi, Adailton J. and Aires, Veronika V. E. and Szpoganicz, Bruno and Terenzi, Hernan and Severino, Patricia C. and Fuller, Julie M. and Drew, Simon C. and Gahan, Lawrence R. and Hanson, Graeme R. and Riley, Mark J. and Schenk, Gerhard (2005) A New Heterobinuclear FeIIICuII Complex with a Single Terminal FeIII–O(phenolate) Bond. Relevance to Purple Acid Phosphatases and Nucleases. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 10 (4). pp. 319-332. ISSN 0949-8257
               A New Heterobinuclear FeIIICuII Complex with a Single Terminal FeIII–O(phenolate) Bond. Relevance to Purple Acid Phosphatases and Nucleases    
    Lanznaster, Mauricio and Neves, Ademir and Bortoluzzi, Adailton J. and Aires, Veronika V. E. and Szpoganicz, Bruno and Terenzi, Hernan and Cardoso Severino, Patricia and Fuller, Julie M. and Drew, Simon C. and Gahan, Lawrence R. and Hanson, Graeme R. and Riley, Mark J. and Schenk, Gerhard (2005) A New Heterobinuclear FeIIICuII Complex with a Single Terminal FeIII–O(phenolate) Bond. Relevance to Purple Acid Phosphatases and Nucleases. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 10 (4). pp. 319-332. ISSN 0949-8257
               Review: Edith Stein. By Sarah Borden. Outstanding Christian Thinkers. London/New York: Continuum, 2003. Pp. x+155. Price £14.99. ISBN 0-8264-5262-0.    
    Lebech, Mette (2005) Review: Edith Stein. By Sarah Borden. Outstanding Christian Thinkers. London/New York: Continuum, 2003. Pp. x+155. Price £14.99. ISBN 0-8264-5262-0. Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (2).
               Development of solution phase hybridisation PCR-ELISA for the detection and quantification of Enterococcus faecalis and Pediococcus pentosaceus in Nurmi-type cultures    
    Waters, Sinead M. and Doyle, Sean and Murphy, Richard A. and Power, Ronan F.G. (2005) Development of solution phase hybridisation PCR-ELISA for the detection and quantification of Enterococcus faecalis and Pediococcus pentosaceus in Nurmi-type cultures. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 63 (3). pp. 264-275. ISSN 0167-7012
              New! A Redder Shade of Green by Ian Angus   

    As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Some ask if all this worry about climate change and the ecosystem might lead to a “catastrophism” that weakens efforts to heal the planet. Ian Angus responds to these concerns in A Redder Shade of Green, with a fresh, insightful clarity, bringing socialist values to science, and scientific rigor to socialism.… | more…

               Perceptual Centre correlates in Evoked Potentials    
    Soraghan , C. and Ward, T. and Villing, R. and Timoney, Joseph (2005) Perceptual Centre correlates in Evoked Potentials. In: 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference EMBEC'05 and IFMBE European Conference on Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
              Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Anasazi" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson   
               A USB Interfaced Motion Capture Sensor, Using Tri-Axis Magnetic/Inertial Sensors For Use In Kinematic Studies    
    Foody, J. and Mathews, F. and Kumar, D. and Markham, C. and Ward, T. and Caulfield, B. (2005) A USB Interfaced Motion Capture Sensor, Using Tri-Axis Magnetic/Inertial Sensors For Use In Kinematic Studies. In: 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference EMBEC'05 and IFMBE European Conference on Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
               The Pitfalls of Pioneering Sociological Research: The Case of the Tavistock Institute on the Dublin Buses in the early 1960s (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.25    
    Murray, Peter (2005) The Pitfalls of Pioneering Sociological Research: The Case of the Tavistock Institute on the Dublin Buses in the early 1960s (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.25. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.
               Can the 'theological virtues' have meaning for philosophy?    
    Kelly, Thomas (2005) Can the 'theological virtues' have meaning for philosophy? Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society 2005. pp. 147-164.
               Herman Melville's Pierre: How Radical is the Critque of Christianity?    
    Cosgrove, Brian (2005) Herman Melville's Pierre: How Radical is the Critque of Christianity? Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (2).
               G. W. F. Hegel: A Secularized Theologian?    
    Henry, Martin (2005) G. W. F. Hegel: A Secularized Theologian? Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (3). pp. 195-214.
               Christianity and Anti-Semitism    
    Henry, Martin (2005) Christianity and Anti-Semitism. Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (4). p. 362.
               Christianity and Hellenism    
    Henry, Martin (2005) Christianity and Hellenism. Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (4). p. 366.
               Christianity and Europe    
    Henry, Martin (2005) Christianity and Europe. Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (2). p. 132.
               Catholicism and Protestantism    
    Henry, Martin (2005) Catholicism and Protestantism. Irish Theological Quarterly, 70 (3). p. 262.
               Letter to the Editor Evidence of Serological Cross-Reactivity between Genotype 1 and Genotype 3 Erythrovirus Infections    
    Corcoran, Amanda and Doyle, Sean and Allain, J.P. and Candotti, D. and Parsyan, A. (2005) Letter to the Editor Evidence of Serological Cross-Reactivity between Genotype 1 and Genotype 3 Erythrovirus Infections. Journal of Virology, 79 (8). pp. 5238-5239.
              BWW Cabaret's PUTTING IT TOGETHER: GUTLESS & GRATEFUL - Finding the Songs & Stories   

    This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together cabaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written (or told to BroadwayWorld) by the show's creator, and consists of three to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution.

    Read the first part of the series here!


    In my first blog post, I shared my race to opening night---the first time I shared my medical saga of a with others---on stage at The Triad in New York. Suddenly, not only my friends and family, but New York theatre critics were getting to know a Fairfield, Connecticut theatre girl who, because of an exploding stomach and quite a few "unique" songs and stories to share.

    But no theatre just "happens" like magic. Theatre takes people, support and collaboration, and making GUTLESS & GRATEFUL was no different, but perhaps my way of finding collaborators was a bit unique!

    There have been a lot of miracles over the years, mostly being that I survived, but also eventually, I picked up a paintbrush and my world changed. I had found a way to express things that were too complicated, painful, and overwhelming to put into words. When I got to the point where you couldn't see our carpet anymore, I decided I had painted enough canvases to finally put up an art show of all of my work that expressed everything I've been through throughout these seven years.

    Amy finding solace in her painting

    We didn't expect much turnout, but hundreds of people showed up to see what I had done all of these years, to know that I hadn't just got lost in the woodwork. I was still alive, still vital. THE TODAY SHOW with Kathie Lee and Hoda heard about my artwork and my story, and had me on for their monthly segment "Everyone Has a Story," where Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman wrote a song for me.

    The seed of this cabaret act had been planted as soon as my vocal chords were working again, but it took the magic of NBC's TODAY SHOW to make it real.

    I had been a long-time fan of David Friedman, a kind soul and a talented cabaret composer. I approached him with the idea of working together on a cabaret act. It turned out that David Friedman was basically my neighbor in Connecticut and so we got together right away. I went to his house, opened my mouth, and suddenly I went from "the sick girl on THE TODAY SHOW" to a feisty singer ready to get some great material together. I rambled on about my ideas, and he suggested working with a great musical arranger, David Brunetti, and together, we started choosing songs.

    Meeting these two Davids set me on a path back to showbiz. I was thrilled and back into the creative flow of doing what I loved. And even better, I was taking the train to the city again--- you can't do that with an IV pole!

    How did I pick my songs? I thought about what kind of story I wanted to share. Was it a story of triumph? Adversity? Grief? Humor? All four?

    "Why not just start with songs you like?" David asked. This was going to be fun! Where to start?

    I flipped through David's treasure chests of songbooks and felt the lightness of picking and choosing musical theatre songs instead of getting through another surgery. David would suggest songs, I would dream up scenarios for each one, and if the situation felt right, I'd put it in my act. It took a LOT of flipping through Broadway treasuries and compiling iPod playlists to settle on just the right ones.

    Here are a few of the stories I came up with for the songs that eventually made it into my show (from my actual journals at the time):

    "I Wish It So"

    My idea was to start in the present. "In this song, I am still trying to heal myself. I live in the midst of uncertainties, unsure of what to do with myself and how to live now, having been spit out of the hospital."

    "Just Around The Riverbend"

    A flashback. "My life is full of promise at 15, constantly an excitement. I don't want a 'normal childhood.' I want something deeper, more fulfilling, and I can feel it approaching."

    Then of course, I had to find songs to get to the coma part of my story. I dug out an old GIGI album, uncovered my surgeon's original notes from that one terrible April night, and resonated with the lyrics in "Say A Prayer for Me Tonight."

    As frightening as it was waking up from a coma, I wouldn't have made it through without humor. Plus, people don't go to nightclubs to leave in tears. In the spirit of comedy as a way through, I chuckled as I selected a few verses from Cole Porter's "The Physician" (and even turned his playful rhymes into a sassy doctors' tango).

    Amy at the piano

    Choosing songs was better than therapy! I realized that through song, I didn't have to keep all of this inside anymore. I had a story worth sharing, and I couldn't wait to do it in a sparkly red dress.

    As I was putting together my script, I found notes from an old song I had scribbled the year before, when recovering from a disastrous surgery. Just months before, I was stuck in my hospital bed with nothing but a sharpie and scrap paper. So, I wrote a song:

    "Corner Song"

    "Day after day is a war to get through..."

    By the last verse, this song eventually turned into an anthem of hope. At the time, it just made me feel better. I had no idea it would end up in a cabaret act for other people to hear. The greatest gift of being on THE TODAY SHOW was the song that David and Kathie Lee wrote for me, a snazzy uptempo with my kind of spunk, appropriately titled, "Still Alive." I knew this had to be one of the final numbers to top off my show in triumph. A cheeky, "How Lucky You Are" as an encore, and curtain! Seemingly overnight, I had turned my tumultuous journey into a hero's journey.

    Completing the framework for GUTLESS & GRATEFUL was a huge revelation for me. These seemingly incoherent pieces of my life---fragments of trauma, nonsensical and illogical events, wounds opening, setbacks, disappointment, uncertainty, everything---when strung together within the framework of a musical, made sense. I felt more put together once I had put together this structure of my life. Suddenly, things that just felt like setbacks or sidetracks now had imperative meaning. This was Amy taking control of her life again, and literally reclaiming her voice, speaking her truth, and allowing herself to move on, forever gutless, and forever grateful.

    And that was the title of my show. GUTLESS & GRATEFUL: A MUSICAL FEAST.

    The songs were set. Now, we had to make them fit.

    Amy Oestreicher will perform GUTLESS & GRATEFUL at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 30 at 9:30 PM. For tickets and information, visit www.54below.com.

    PUTTING IT TOGETHER is a new monthly series of narratives from artists constructing and performing cabaret shows in New York. For more information or to join the series, email us.

              Mechanism Behind Rare Genetic Disease in Babies Revealed   
    A rare but severe genetic disease that affects babies, children, and adults is caused by gene mutations that destroy the function of a protein but the physiological function was little understood.

              INTERNET OF THINGS AND THE LAW (legalresolve)   
    As we have already seen in the previous articles, the advent of IoT marks a major shift in the technological dependence of human beings, and the law is evolving to adapt to the changing demands and requirements corresponding to new smart machines.
               Play And Learn (Games)   

    Play And Learn 1.0

    Device: iOS Universal
    Category: Games
    Price: Free, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


    Trẻ được dạy dỗ kỹ từ trước 3 tuổi (Và tiếp tục được dạy dỗ kỹ sau 3 tuổi) sẽ có thiên hướng phát triển tốt hơn trẻ không được quan tâm đúng mức. Kích thích sớm có thể giúp trẻ phát triển toàn diện.

    Vì thế, với bộ game học tập dành cho trẻ từ 2-3 tuổi này sẽ giúp bé nhận biết thế giới xung quanh mình, hình thành những logic cơ bản, và ghi nhớ những thứ cơ bản của cuộc sống. Với những hình ảnh sinh động, tương tác đơn giản sẽ khiến bé thích thú trong việc khám phá.

    Sự phong phú các chủ đề học tập, sẽ giúp cho các bé tùy chọn chủ đề mình yêu thích, với hình ảnh minh họa rõ ràng, sự hướng dẫn trực diện trên game. Bé hoàn toàn chủ động trong việc thao tác, để kích thích hơn thì bố mẹ có thể chơi cùng bé.
    Phát triển ngôn ngữ, và phát triển nhận thức là điều rất quan trọng cho bé trong giai đoạn 2-3 tuổi này. Với mô hình vừa chơi vừa học này, chúng tôi hy vọng sẽ giúp con bạn phát triển toàn diện hơn.

    Play And Learn

              Details: Diamonds and digs   
    The new card deck for US troops in Iraq has a heritage theme. Ace idea or too little too late?

    Cultural tourism in Iraq is a dangerous and diminishing pursuit, as I discovered during a spell as an embedded journalist with the US army last month. Many of Mesopotamia's heritage sites are impossible to reach in safety or, after enduring for millennia, have in the past four-and-a-half years become casualties of war.

    In 2003 part of the ancient city of Babylon was turned into a helicopter landing pad and a camp for 2,000 American troops who filled their sandbags with archaeological fragments. Priceless antiquities were stolen from the National Museum during looting in Baghdad, causing US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld to observe 'stuff happens' - later the title of David Hare's play about the war. Other ancient cities have since been pillaged and effectively erased from history.

    Continue reading...
               Be Happy, Confidence & Self Esteem Audio Courses (Lifestyle)   

    Be Happy, Confidence & Self Esteem Audio Courses 3.5.5

    Device: iOS Universal
    Category: Lifestyle
    Price: Free, Version: 3.5.5 (iTunes)


    Listen to audio courses, workshops and audiobooks and be your own life coach. Get the tools to boost your self-confidence for genuine happiness. This is personal development from the pros. This is personal transformation made practical, with a library of lessons for you to feel happy.

    This app from Audiojoy puts the power of building happiness in your pocket. Expertly curated workshops and lessons share the secrets of personal development and living a life of joy. Only real guides on finding gratitude, and enjoying a life full of optimism and no regrets. Find your strengths and drop resentments. Stop worrying and start living the life that’s already within you.

    GO AT YOUR OWN PACE - Get lessons when you want. Listen on the way to work, at the gym, or whenever it’s comfortable. It only takes a few minutes a day to practice personal development. Create a playlist and program a routine that works on your time.

    HEAR FROM EXPERTS - Learn from life coach experts how to find life success with a strong self-esteem, compassion, and clarity of mind. Get their take on living with positivity.

    FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE - Listen to inspiring workshops and explore your authentic self. Live with radical honesty and self-acceptance. Personal development is the practice of a lifetime, and the time to start is now.

    FREE APP -This app is free to download and includes over 100 hours of free audio programs. To unlock and get all content, you’ll want to subscribe. (in-app purchase fees apply).

    GET ON TRACK - Audiojoy makes it simple. Listen to an audio lesson every day and stay disciplined. Explore a rich library of tracks on happiness, life success, personal development and more.

    Feeling happy is a basic psychological need. “What makes me happy?” is the eternal question we all face. This audio app is packed with deep conversations to empower your personal transformation. Get the life balance you want and break out of the rut of resentment and negativity.

    This app is packed full of amazing features to help you spark joy:

    + 1000+ audio tracks, 100+ hours of content
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    + Sleep and meditation timer
    + Looping relaxation and meditation sounds (over 2.4 million combinations)
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    This app includes hundreds of hours of amazing content for success and finding lasting peace. We add new stuff weekly. Here is a sample of audio content you will find:

    + 7 Days of Self Love
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    + Daily Motivations & Inspirations
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    v3.5.2 (default, meditation)
    Woot! Lot’s of new goodies, check em!
    - Create playlist and re-order tracks
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    Be Happy, Confidence & Self Esteem Audio Courses

              Area Associate II   
    WI-Kohler, Area Associate II Location: Kohler, WI Opportunity We are looking for a highly talented and passionate individual to join Kitchen and Bath IT Services group as an Area Associate II. Under the direct supervision of the Director – IT Services, Kitchen and Bath, performs administrative functions to ensure operations flow smoothly in a fast-paced, technologically oriented office environment. The role
              Comment on Nonsensical Logic From The New Atheist Camp by Tim High   
    Abazigal: thanks for your reply and to answer your question, I think it should absolutely work both ways. Being an atheist doesn't mean you can't behave morally, nor should it link you in any way to Stalin or Pol Pot. As for "conversions", naturally its my wish to see those conversions but if an atheist wants to be left alone, they should be left alone. In regards to gay marriage, my views are somewhat different than what you might get from most Christians. Its my view that government shouldn't be involved in marriage at all. That's just my opinion. I don't like my tax dollars going to someone else's marriage and their's should go to mine. We shouldn't get tax breaks/penalties based on what gender we sleep with in the bedroom I guess is my point. But if the state is going to recognize marriage, it shouldn't discriminate. (barring bizarre examples like man marrying dogs or something) While I may not personally recognize gay marriage as a marriage what they do doesn't effect my own marriage in any way and its really none of my business.
              Comment on Nonsensical Logic From The New Atheist Camp by Abazigal   
    As an atheist, I wholeheartedly agree with you. If people find comfort, joy, or consolation in religion without harming anyone, I see no reason why religion should be forcibly removed from humanity. However, I would want to ask you if you agree with me the other way around. Do you think that atheists who do not harm anyone should be allowed to just be atheists, be left alone without being subject to attempts to conversion or being told that they have no or less morality - sometimes even being compared to Stalin or Pol Pot - or being discriminated or ostracised for not wanting to take part in prayer in public places? Also: do you think that religions should interfere in the lives of those that don't share their faith when it comes to civil matters (like the fight of gay people for the right of civil marriage)? Thanks in advance.
              Services Composition: ViewModel Composition - Take 3   

    Ci siamo lasciati a questo punto, con una overview ancora architetturale di come funzionano le cose:


    Il commento di Raffaele mi da lo spunto per entrare un minimo nel tecnico:



    Facciamo un esempio con il mero scopo di capire come potrebbero funzionare nella realtà le cose.

    Marketing è un nostro sistema interno scritto in .NET che espone un’API tramite WebAPI. Sales è un’istanza di SalesForce che paghiamo profumatamente. Shipping sono i servizi del/i corriere/i espresso/i che ci forniscono servizi e li possiamo interrogare sempre tramite un’API basata su HTTP. Warehouse è sempre un nostro sistema interno scritto in Node.js. Infine Publishing, che abbiamo detto essere, dal punto di vista logico, un processo di Marketing è un mero Key/Value store in cui dato un ID di prodotto possiamo sapere se è disponibile on-line o meno: quindi Key = ID prodotto, Value = true/false.

    IT/Ops Composition Engine

    Il Composition Engine altro non è che un reverse proxy che ha lo scopo di implementare un API Gateway, implementato nell’esempio disponibile online con ASP.NET Core. Data la tecnologia del gateway, ogni team dei servizi di cui sopra produrrà un assembly con delle classi che implementano interfacce definite dal Gateway stesso. Questi assembly saranno deployati insieme al Gateway il quale li caricherà via IoC.


    Abbiamo bisogno di visualizzare un prodotto, la cui chiave è “123”. Per il client il web server a cui rivolgersi è il reverse proxy, quindi la richiesta HTTP “/products/123” viene gestita dal nostro fidato API Gateway. Il quale Gateway ovviamente non sa che fare, se non:

    • Iterare su tutte le classi che implementano IRouteInterceptor (uso la terminologia dell’esempio) e chiedere se sono interessate a gestire la rotta “/products/123” (istanze che potrebbero essere ovviamente cachate per URL).
    • Creare in memoria un ViewModel vuoto, ad esempio un dictionary o un oggetto dymanic.
    • Invocare tutti i route interceptor interessati a gestire la richiesta corrente passando ad ognuno il ViewModel di cui sopra.
      • Ogni route interceptor, data la rotta corrente, è pensato per interagire con il suo backend e quindi recuperare le informazioni necessarie a soddisfare la porzione di richiesta che spetta a lui
    • Aspettare che tutti abbiano finito :-).
    • Ritornare il ViewModel come risposta HTTP.


    A questo punto ci aspettiamo che il ViewModel sia riempito con dati pertinenti, ma non è così semplice come sembra. Se osserviamo i servizi/processi da cui siamo partiti c’è una cosa che probabilmente ci salta all’occhio ed è che Publishing comanda, se nel Key/Value Store il valore per “123” è false significa che il prodotto non deve essere visualizzato e che quindi tutti gli altri non devono fare nulla. L’ordine di esecuzione è una rogna, perché implica accoppiamento per certi versi, è una rogna che quindi vorremmo evitare.

    Al prossimo giro, però :-)

              Administrateur de systèmes - CGI - Lac-Saint-Jean, QC   
    Avoir de l’expérience dans l’administration des technologies Middleware (Websphere, WebLogic, Jboss, MQ Series, Message Broker, SunOne Web, Java, webMethods);...
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              Comment on Trying to get pregnant? by Anonymous   
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              Americans are more distressed than ever before: study   
    Americans are more distressed than ever before: study

    A new study has revealed that more Americans than ever before are in the grip of stress, depression and anxiety; and several of them are unable to get required help.

    A team of experts from NYU Langone Medical Center made an analysis of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data and came to know that 3.4 per cent of the American adults or more than 8.3 million adult people in the United States are now suffering from serious psychological distress, called SPD.

    The condition of SPD is characterized by feelings of sadness, restlessness and worthlessness hazardous enough to impair the victim’s well-being. Previously, 3 per cent or less of the U.S. population was found affected by SPD.

    Lead researcher Judith Weissman, a research manager in the department of medicine at NYU, said, “Based on our data, we estimate that millions of Americans have a level of emotional functioning that leads to lower quality of life and life expectancy.”

    The study also revealed that access to needed health care services have deteriorated for people suffering from SPD over the past few years.

    The findings of the new study, which are based on the National Health Interview Survey, appeared in the most recent edition of the journal Psychiatric Services.


              Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines   
    Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines

    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has founded another tech firm called Neuralink, which aims to create a much more sophisticated artificial intelligence by linking human brains with computers.

    Neuralink will focus on using the neural lace technology where humans and machines will be able to interact with each other without using any physical interface.

    The so-called neural lace technology works through implantation of electrodes into the brain, which allows people to communicate with machines. Such a blend will allow people to upload as well as download their thoughts as well. It will also improve humans’ cognitive skills in addition to their memory.

    Mr. Musk’s SpaceX is meanwhile working on an ambitious plan to take humans to Mars. The new technology would likely be of great help in achieving that goal.

    Philip Rhoades, who founded a body-freezing cryonics lab & a brain preserving firm called the Neural Archives Foundation, said, “I am convinced that I need to become a virtual person (via mind uploading) sooner rather than later … I don’t care if your average Facebook user thinks it’s all crazy...”

    Electrode implants in the human brain are already used in several people diagnosed with neurological disorders like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. However, these implants aren’t as complex as Mr. Musk envisions them to be.


              Fang blenny fish’s venom may help develop new painkillers   
    Fang blenny fish’s venom may help develop new painkillers

    A new study by a team of Australian and British scientists has suggested that tiny fanged fish called blennies’ unusual venom could be used to produce new painkillers.

    The fang blenny has two huge canines jutting out of the lower jaw. Members of this species use their venom to put off attackers; and not to kill their preys.

    Associate Prof. Bryan Fry of University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences Venom Evolution Lab led a team of researchers who conducted a series of experiments on lab mice and found that the venom is painless.

    The venom of the fearless 1.5-3- inch swimmers just numbs potential predators; rather than triggering pain in their bodies.

    Sharing their findings, the researchers reported, “The fish injects other fish with opioid peptides that act like heroin or morphine, inhibiting pain rather than causing it. The venom causes the bitten fish to become slower in movement and dizzy by acting on their opioid receptors.”

    The findings of the new study were detailed in the most recent edition of the journal Current Biology.


              New Automated Logic® PlantCTRL™ Solution Optimizes Chiller Plant Control   
    The PlantCTRL solution, a sophisticated native BACnet® control system for chiller plants, is now available fromAutomated Logic Corporation. Automated Logic, a leading provider of innovative building automation systems, is a part of UTC Climate, C...
              Automated Logic Honors Top Performing Field Offices at Annual Distribution Meeting   
    Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation systems, honored its top field offices during its recent Annual Distribution Meeting in Miami, Florida. Engineered Systems and Energy Solutions, Inc. (ES2), in Ok...
              Automated Logic, Onity Partner to Create New Intelligent Hospitality Solution   
    With a new integration module from Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), hotels with Onity room thermostats can use the WebCTRL® building automation system as a total building management solution to manage guest comfort.  ALC, a leading provide...
              Automated Logic’s WebCTRL Helps HARBEC Achieve Carbon Neutrality   
    Upgrades to an existing Automated Logic Corp. (ALC) WebCTRL® building automation system helped New York plastic and metal components manufacturer HARBEC™ attain ISO 50001 Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) certification and ultim...
              Automated Logic Recognizes Outstanding Dealers at Annual Distribution Meeting   
    KENNESAW, Ga., May 20, 2014 – Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation solutions that maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant comfort, honored top dealers during its Annual Distribution ...
              Automated Logic Releases Eco-Screen®, An Interactive Application Used to Showcase Sustainability   
    KENNESAW, Ga., March 10, 2014 – Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation systems that maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant comfort, announced the release of Eco-Screen, an interactive...
              Automated Logic Employee Recognized for BACnet International Contribution   
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              Lansing Michigan Reason #22 Why Buying 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals UV Sun Spot Removing Lotion 5th-avenue-cosmeceuticals.myshopify.com is a Required Antioxidant, Skin-Brightening Peptide Technology (with SymWhite)   

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    Dr. Janet and Dr. Irene met as children and have been great friends since the age of 10 years old. Dr. Janet decided to pursue her Chiropractic career after sustaining a career ending injury while training with the USA National team. At that same time, Dr. Medwid was doing her pre-med studies at Ithaca College. Dr. Medwid saw what her friend was studying and decided she would switch her focus from Medicine to Chiropractic and they would ultimately open a practice in New York City. Central Park Chiropractic (CPC) is a medical practice at which each Doctor has different strengths; CPC patients get the best of both Doctors. It is quite unique, but it works very well for all CPC patients.

    Prior to settling in Manhattan (NY City), Dr. Janet taught Biology, Health, Physical Education and coached young female athletes. She had the privilege of competing internationally with the USA National Olympic Handball Team while also serving as an officer of the USA Handball Federation and Delegate to the USA Olympic Committee. Dr. Shefts earned her degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1986 and has a BS in Education from Adelphi University. Dr. Janet currently volunteers with Vets-Help and Team Patriot- organizations that provide assistance to returning Vets, their families and the abilities community overall. She is a strong advocate of heart health, especially involved in raising awareness with women. Try some product – Change your life!


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    A different spot corrector actually made my dark spots MORE noticeable. Could this happen with your product? The reason many other products make your dark spots MORE noticeable is because they use harsh, potentially dangerous bleaching agents, which can seep into surrounding skin. This means that they can cause a white "ring" to form around the dark spot - which actually makes the spot "highlighted" and more obvious!


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    Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD , Dermatology: Your body is constantly under attack from outside forces, and the skin is its greatest defender. It functions like Gore-tex, a high-tech outer sheath that protects us from temperature extremes, wind, and ultraviolet rays from the sun. It's a two-way barrier that not only retains water in the body but also acts as a water-resistant raincoat against too much water coming in. It's also our best shield against injury (bruises, cuts, and scrapes) and infection.

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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease): Your skin works to protect you in many ways. First, skin covers your entire body and provides waterproof protection. But skin does so much more than that!

    Skin, a complex organ, is the largest organ in your body. It produces melanin, the brown pigment that protects against the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It also contains special immune cells, called Langerhans cells that protect your body from potentially dangerous microbes. Skin contains lymph cells (lymphocytes) that protect you from infection. It contains sweat glands that help your body get rid of waste and maintain the correct body temperature. And, last but not least, your skin is rich in nerve cells that allow you to experience touch, which plays a key role in human emotions, including sexual attraction. https://www.sharecare.com/health/healthy-skin/how-does-my-skin-work


    Other products I've tried gave me results at first, but then stopped working after a while. Will this happen with your product? The reason you may have experienced this with other products is because they may not have added enough of the active ingredients (usually to cut corners and save a buck), or they use harsh chemicals that cause an instant reaction but do not work in the long term. Instead, our formula is packed with ingredients that give you LASTING results, and the longer you use the product, the better results you'll experience.


    Is it suitable for all skin types? Since our Dark Spot Corrector contains safe, natural ingredients that help regenerate your skin from the inside out, our unique formula can be used on every skin type without the risk of side effects. However, every person's skin is different, so results may vary.


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    Lansing Michigan Reason #22 Why Buying 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals UV Sun Spot Removing Lotion https://5th-avenue-cosmeceuticals.myshopify.com is a Required Antioxidant, Skin-Brightening Peptide Technology (with SymWhite)

    What is Niacinamide (2% to 5%)? The types of 'product claims' that can be made using this ingredient are: BWL (Brightening-Whitening-Lightening).

    Niacinamide: Strengthens Skins Epidermal Barrier (pg. 8); Moisturizes Skin / Anti-Aging / Skin Lightening / Anti-Acne (pg. 8); Helps Keep Skin Hydrated (pg. 11); Helps Normalize Skin Balance of Fatty Acids (pg.12); Enhances Suppleness and Maintenance of Skin (pg. 13); Reduces the Signs of Skin Aging (pg. 15); Helps Improve the Appearance of Aging Skin (pg. 16); Interferes in the Transfer of Melanosomes to Keratinocytes (pg. 19); Lightens the Skin (pg. 21); Helps to Even Skin Imperfections Caused by Age Spots (pg. 22); Helps Clear Skin Imperfections (pg. 26); Reduced the Severity of Acne by 52% Compared to Clindamycin (pg. 26); and Help Counteract the Imbalance that Causes Skin Blemishes (pg. 27).

    Effects: UV Stressed Skin; Skin Tone (4% to 5%); Skin Barrier Protection; DNA Protection; UV-Induced Immuno-Suppression Protection; Rebalances and Repairs; Prevents Pigments From Surfacing on the Skin by up to 68% (pg. 14); Reduces Cutaneous Pigmentation after 14 Days (pg. 18); Increases Physiological DNA Repair (pg. 20); Prevents UV-Induced ATP Decline (pg. 20); Stimulates Collagen Synthesis (pg. 25); Improves the Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles (pg. 25); Help Retain Skin Elasticity (pg. 26); Stimulates a 35% Increase in Collagen Synthesis (pg. 26); and Reduces Sebum Formation and Excretion (pg. 33).

    What is Gwennis (up to 3%)? Belides (2% to 5%)? DermalRX (1% to 4%)? The types of 'product claims' that can be made using this ingredient are: BWL (Brightening-Whitening-Lightening).

    Gwennis: Significantly Reduces Skin Pigmentation in 3 Months (pg. 1); Significantly Reduces Size of Dark Spots in 3 Months (pg. 1). Belides: Increases Skin Lightening After 28 Days (pg. 20); Reduction of Tyrosinase Expression (pg. 24); Reduction of Tyrosinase Activity (pg. 24); Reduction of Melanosome Transfer (pg. 24); Reduction of Melanin Formation (pg. 24). DermalRX: Helps the Skin Gently Loosen Course Keratinized Cells (pg. 2); Stimulates Renewal of Younger Skin Cells (pg. 2); Promotes Smoother, More Radiant, Younger-Looking Skin (pg. 2).

    Enhances Exfoliation of Skin (pg. 3); Promotes Anti-Aging Activity in Skin (pg. 5); Reduces Skin Roughness 12% After 14 Days (pg. 5); Reduces Skin Roughness 26% After 28 Days (pg. 5); Increases Skin Brightening and Lightening 23% After 14 Days (pg. 6); Increases Skin Brightening and Lightening 43% After 14 Days (pg. 6); Improves Skin Elasticity 4% After 14 Days (pg. 7); Improves Skin Elasticity 9% After 14 Days (pg. 7); Reduces Wrinkles by 44% After 14 Days (pg. 11); Reduces Wrinkles by 68% After 28 Days (pg. 11); Promotes Skin Renewal by Stimulating Natural Exfoliation (pg. 12).

    What is Brightenyl (2% to 4%)? Symwhite (1%)? The types of 'product claims' that can be made using this ingredient are: BWL (Brightening-Whitening-Lightening).

    Patented - THBG ingredient (Tri Hydroxy Benzoic acid alpha-Glucosides) (pg. 2); Restores and Even Skin Tone (pg. 1); Reduces Pigmented Spots (pg. 1); Controls Skin Redness (pg. 1); Controls Darkening of Skin (pg. 1); STOPS the Melanogenesis Process (pg. 2); DECREASES Vasodilation and Redness (pg. 2); REDUCES Inflammation (pg. 2); STOPS Melanin Transfer (pg. 2); WHITENS the Skin (pg. 2); Instant Antioxidant Activity (pg. 4); 4X Better Antioxidant Efficacy Compared to Vitamin C (pg. 4); Excellent DNA Protection with up to 94% of Photo-Protection (pg. 4); Controls Skin Inflammation up to 90% (page. 4); Visibly Reduces Sun Damages (pg. 5).

    Reduces UV Spots in 1 Month (pg. 6); Uniforms Skin Ton (pg. 6); Improves Skin Lightening (pg. 6); Decreases Global Melanin Content by -150% (pg. 6); Decreases Skin Redness by -600% After 84 Days (pg. 7); Increases Skin Whitening 16x After 84 days (pg. 7); Claims: Skin Whitening, Skin Color Correction, Redness Reduction; Skin Brightening, Skin Lightening, Skin Tone Uniformization; Reduction of Pigmented Spots, Correction of Melasma; and Correction of Pigmentation Disorders. Symwhite: Anti-Freckle (pg. 6); Patented Skin Lightener Promotes Antioxidant Activity (pg. 22); Lightens Hair Color (pg. 34); Lightens Melanoma Cells (pg. 54); Reduces Melanin by 95% (10 times better that kojic acid) (pg. 44); Lightens Skin Tone (pg. 49); Treats Uneven Skin Tone (pg. 49); Reduces UV-Induced Skin Pigmentation (pg. 49); Reduces Hair Pigmentation (pg. 49).

    What is B-White (2.5% to 5%)? The types of 'product claims' that can be made using this ingredient are: BWL (Brightening-Whitening-Lightening).

    Full Clinical Efficacy / Excellent Safety Profile (pg. 42); Biomimetic Peptide Inhibits / Decreases Tyrosinase Activity (pg. 27); Inhibits / Decreases Melanin Synthesis (pg. 27); Evens Skin Tone (pg. 6); No Toxic Nor Harmful Bleaching Agents (pg. 6); Flawless Complexion (pg. 6); Inhibits MITF (microphtalmia-associated transcriptional factor) (pg. 12); Helps Transport Peptide Across Skin Barrier (pg. 15); Binds TGF-? Receptor (pg. 19); Decreases Proteins Expression in Pigmentation (pgs. 21, 23); Reduces Skin Pigmentation (pg.25); Prevents Melanosome Formation (pg. 29).

    Reduces Melanin Pigments (pg. 29); Decreases Melanin Synthesis with Higher Activity than Vitamin C (pg. 30); Reduces Dendricity and Melanosome Content (pg. 31); Induces Significant Skin Lightening After Only 4 Weeks (pg. 34); Induces Significant Skin Lightening on Pigmented Spots After Only 4 Weeks (pg. 35); Reduces the Appearance of Pigmented Spots (pg. 38); Lightens Overall Skin Tone (pg. 40); Makes Skin Tone More Uniform and Brighter (pg. 41); Improves Photo-Aging (pg. 43); Significant Lightening Effect After Only 28 Days (pg. 44); Brightening Effect for More Uniform Complexion (pg. 44); Liposome Encapsulated (pg. 46); and lastly … Decreases Constitutive and Facultative Pigmentation (pg. 46).

    Our doctors serve a diverse clientele of businesspeople, families, athletes of all levels and entertainers. We are on-call for many Broadway Theatres, hotels and performance venues in the NYC area and have treated singers, dancers and actors at their most crucial moments. Our passion for bringing relief to people's lives is the core of what drives Dr. Medwid (Dr. Irene) and Dr. Shefts ( Dr. J) and defines CENTRAL PARK CHIROPRACTIC (CPC) ideals in all facets of life.

    To inspire our community to experience a fulfilled-life through personalized care and lifestyle services. To provide unprecedented healthy-living resources and viable skin-care solutions to our valued patients. To educate our community regarding health-and-wellness topics all while concentrating energy and focus on Anti-Aging, Quality of Life Improvement and Youth-Enhancement results.


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              Comment on SBC Seminary enrollment wars and other interesting data points by Louis   
    Thanks for the info Dwight. You are obviously in contact with students who are aware of these things. My own perception about cessationism in the SBC is that in practice the SBC is cessationist. I know lots of folks who are uncomfortable officially closing the door on some of the gifts, but in practice, I would say the vast majority of SBC Churches would not openly have charismatic practices. They would allow for private things, and there are always those seemingly unverifiable stories you hear about missionaries somewhere and this or that thing happened etc. People are uncomfortable ruling something out, i.e. God can't do that. But functionally that's how they seem to operate. As to the Klouda matter, that story might be known in Texas (I'm sure Baylor enjoys telling it, if they think it will be helpful), but the seminary bound folks in this area know nothing of it. And I'm not sure Southern, MW, SE would be any different on the theology, though they have not gotten caught up in a negative story like that. As to Hemphill, he wasn't there that long, and he seemed sort of miscast to me as a seminary President. He is a great guy, but I think these institutions do better with leaders who really pitch a theological vision. Are the young guys that you run into and mentor really enamored with Reformed theology? Seems to be the rage in our area, but regions and communities differ. Hope you are well.
              Comment on SBC Seminary enrollment wars and other interesting data points by Dwight Mckissic   
    William & Allen, SWBTS faces by a long shot more competition that any other SBC seminary for students with evangelical and moderate-liberal seminaries and graduate schools within the DFW region and the state of Texas. That may explain why SWBTS no longer hold its lofty enrollment status compared to the other SBC seminaries. Students attracted to SWBTS may be equally or for various reasons, more so attracted to Dallas Theological Seminary, Criswell College, Dallas Baptist University, The Kings Universtiy, Truett Seminary(only 75 miles from DFW) or even more more moderate-liberal schools such as Brite Divinity School(TCU), Perkins School of Divinity(SMU), or graduate schools at Hardin-Simmons, or Baylor School of Religion. Probably no other SBC school comes anywhere close to facing that kind of stiff competition within a 100 mile radius of their campus. Having said that though, SWBTS in my opinion hurt themselves in how they handled the Sherri Klouda case, my chapel sermon that addressed the IMB policies that now align perfectly with what I advocated in my sermon in 2006, and a deserved or undeserved reputation with some African Americans that the atmosphere there is not engaging or affirming, and the unabashed Republicanism is repulsive to many, not all. It appears to me to not be as appealing to Black students today, as it was 35 yrs ago, up until the Klouda incident. I really would like to volunteer and help them increase the Black enrollment. But, I'd wish that they would be proactive in engaging and affirming Black students, Black church history, and the Black church. I wish that they would tone down the blatant Republican tweets and rhetoric, while toning up any issue with biblical support that may indeed align with Republican or conservative values. Yet, we have to stop way short, of making it appear that Republicans or President Trump are in any wise, more representative of the Kingdom than any other party or candidate. It's very obvious that he's not, and they're not. So, to see professors and even Dr. Patterson at times to appear to be totally sold out to President Trump and the Republicans is sickening. I recently read a tweet from a SWBTS professor that made me rethink whether or not, I should continue recommending students there, because of his blind loyalty to Trump. It would be poisonous for an African American to be trained in that kind of influence and culture and then go to serve a Black Church where the thinking would be so radically different. The infamous gangsta photo picture suggests that the preaching professors may do a great job, training Black preachers in exegeting a text, but clearly, they were so disconnected from culture & the Black culture( based on that photo) I seriously question are they able to teach Black preachers how to apply and illustrate the text within the context of the Black preachers culture. All of these incidents at SWBTS had had an adverse affect on Black enrollment in my opinion. Three of my preacher boys, who are also serving as Senior Pastors recently enrolled in Truett Seminary at Baylor. They commute from the Metroplex. In all three cases they perceive SWBTS to be cessationist, hypercomplentarian as opposed to soft complementarian, and hardlined Republican. My three preacher boys would be the opposite of how they perceive SWBTS. During the Hemphill reign, SWBTS wasn't percied in this manner. However, it's largely perceived that way now, and it's affecting enrollment. Don't think SWBTS want to change that perception. But, if they did, enrollment I believe would increase. SWBTS doesn't have to change her theology. But, just as Hemphill managed not to leave the perception of managing a seminary that's hardline cessationist, hypercomplimentarian, and Republican, if SWBTS wanted to, they could return the school to a more balanced perspective and views, as was held during the Hemphill reign.
              Biological Science Technician - USGS - Southwest Biological Science Center - Moab, UT   
    And using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations... $17.54 an hour
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              Lifestyle | Huestis: Astronomical Potpourri in July   
    Dateline: July 1, 2017. You don’t have to be an avid weather watcher to realize that meteorological spring (March, April, May) was absolutely “drismal”! On the last day of May the Providence area ended up being the fifth wettest spring on record since records were kept beginning in 1905. We missed tying the fourth wettest record of 17.94 inches set back in 1948 by just one-tenth of an inch. NBC 10’s chief meteorologist Mark Searles agrees with agent Maxwell smart: “Missed it by that much!”
              GMAT Problem Solving (PS) | A certain sum of money is divided among A, B and C such that A gets on   
    The problem is not hard at all, if you get the logic of it
    If A has\(\frac{1}{3}\) of B and C, this means that B and C together have\(\frac{3}{3}\) . So A has 1 peace, B and C have 3 peaces, overall A has\(\frac{1}{4}\) of the total share. If we apply similar logic to B, B has\(\frac{2}{9}\) Now we can make an equality.

    \(\frac{1}{4}\) -\(\frac{1}{9}\) x = 12.4

    \(\frac{(9-8)}{36}\) = 12.4

    \(\frac{1}{36}\) = 12.4

    x= 12.4*36=446.4

    Hope that helped

              SandstoneDb, Simple ActiveRecord Style Persistence in Squeak   

    On Persistence, Still Not Happy

    Persistence is hard and something you need to deal with in every app. I've written about what's available in Squeak, written about simpler image based solutions for really small systems where just dumping out to one file is sufficient; however, nothing I've used so far has satisfied me completely for various reasons, so before I get to the point of this post, let me do a quick review of my current thoughts on the matter.

    Relational Databases

    Tired of em, I don't care how much they have to offer me in the areas of declarative indexing and queries, transactions, triggers, stored procedures, views, or any of the handful of things they offer that I don't really want from them. The price they make me pay in programming just isn't worth it for small systems. I don't want my business logic in the database. I don't want to use a big mess of tables to model all my data as a handful of global variables, aka tables, that multiple applications share and modify freely. What I do want from them, transactional persistence of my object model, they absolutely suck at and all attempts to shoehorn an object model into a relational database ends up being an exercise in frustration, compromise, and cussing. I think using a database as an integration point between multiple applications is a terrible idea that just leads to a bunch of fragile applications and a data model you can't change for fear of breaking them. Enough said, on to more object oriented approaches!

    Active Record

    Ruby on Rails has brought the ActiveRecord pattern mainstream, which was as far as I know, first popularized in Martin Fowler's book Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture which largely dealt with all the various known methods of mapping objects to databases. Initially I wasn't a fan of the pattern and preferred the more complex domain model with a meta data mapping, but having written an object relational mapper at a previous gig, used several open source ones, as well as tried out several pure object databases, I've come to appreciate the simplicity and explicitness of its simple API.

    If you have to work with a relational database, this is a fairly good compromise for doing so. You can't bind a real object model to a relational database cleanly without massive effort, so don't try, just revel in the fact that you're editing rows rather than trying to hide it. It works reasonably well, and it's easy to get other team members to use it because it's simple.

    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -- Leonardo Da Vinci

    Other Approaches

    A total OO purist, or a young one still enamored with patternitis, wouldn't want objects to save themselves like an ActiveRecord does. You can see this in the design of most object oriented databases available, it's considered a sin to make you inherit from a class to obtain persistence. I used to be one of those guys too, but I've changed my mind in favor of pragmatism. The typical usage pattern is to create a connection to the OODB server which basically presents itself to you as a persistent dictionary of some sort where you put objects into it and then "commit" any unsaved changes. They will save any object and leave it up to you what your object should look like, intruding as little as possible on your domain, so they say.

    Behind the scenes there's some voodoo going on where this persistent dictionary tries to figure out what's actually been changed either by having installed some sort of write barrier that marks objects dirty automatically when they get changed, comparing your objects to a cached copy created when they were originally read, or sometimes even explicitly forcing the programmer to manually mark the object dirty. The point of all of this complexity of course, is to minimize writes to the disk to reduce IO and keep things snappy.

    Simplicity Matters

    What seems to be overlooked in this approach is the amount of accidental complexity that is imposed upon the programmer. If I have to open a connection to get a persistent dictionary to work with, I now have to store this configuration information, manage the creation of this connection, possibly pool it if it's an expensive resource, and decide where to hang this dictionary so I can have access to it from within my application. This is usually some sort of current session object I can always reach such as a WASession subclass in Seaside. Now, this all actually seems pretty normal, but should it be?

    I'm not saying this is wrong, but one has to be aware of the trade-offs made for any particular API or style. At some point you have to wonder if we're not suffering from some form of technical Stockholm syndrome where we forget that all this complexity is killing us and we forget just how painful it really is because we've grown accustomed to it.

    Sit down and try explaining one of your programs that use some of this stuff to another programmer unfamiliar with your setup. If you really pay attention, you'll notice just how much of the explaining you're doing has nothing to do with the actual problem you're trying to solve. Much of it is just accidental complexity for plumbing and scaffolding that crept in. If you spend more time explaining the persistence framework than your program and the actual problem it's solving, then maybe that's a problem you'll want to revisit sometime. Do I really want to write code somewhat like...

    user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
    self session commit: [ self session users at: user id put: user ].

    with all the associated configuration setup and cognitive load of remembering what I called the accessor to get #users and how I'm hashing the user for this or that class while remembering the semantics of what exactly is committed, or whether I forgot to mark something dirty, or would I rather do something more strait forward and simple like this...

    user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
    user save.

    And just assume the object knows how to persist itself and there's no magic going on? If I say save I just know it commits to disk, whether there were any changes or not. No setup, no configuration, no magic, just save the damn object already.

    Contrary to popular belief, disk IO is not the bottleneck, my time is the bottleneck. Computers are cheap, ram is cheap, disks are cheap, programmer's time is usually by far the largest expense on any project. Something simple that just works OK but solidly every time is far more useful to me than something complex that works really really well most of the time but still breaks in weird ways occasionally, forcing me to dig into someone else's complex code for change detection or topological insertion sorting and blow a week of programmer time working on god damn plumbing. I want to spend as much time as possible when programming working on my actual problem, not fighting with the persistence framework to get it to behave correctly or map my object correctly.

    A Real Solution

    Of course, GemStone is offering GLASS, a 4 gig persistent image that just magically solves all your problems. That will be the preferred option for persistence when you really need to scale in the Seaside world, and I for one will be using it when necessary; however, it does require a 64 bit server and introduces the small additional complexity of changing to an entirely different Smalltalk and learning its class library. Definitely an option if you outgrow Squeak. But will you? I'll get into GemStone more in another post when I can get more into it and give it the attention it deserves, but my main point now is that there's still a need for simple GemStone'ish like persistence for Squeak.

    Reality Check

    Let's be honest, most apps don't need to scale. Most apps in the real world are written to run small businesses, what DHH calls the fortune five million. The simple fact is, in all likelihood scaling is not and probably won't ever be your problem. We might like to think we're writing the next YouTube or Twitter, but odds are we're not. You can make a career just replacing spread sheets from hell with simple applications that make people lives easier without ever once hitting the limits of a single Squeak image (such was the inspiration for DabbleDb), so don't waste your time scaling.

    You don't have a scaling problem unless you have a scaling problem. Even if you do have an app that needs to scale, it'll probably need 2 or 3 back end supporting applications that don't and it's a waste of time making them scale if they don't need too. If scaling ever becomes a problem, be happy, it's a nice problem to have unless you're doing something stupid like giving away all of your services for free and hoping you'll figure out that little money thing later on.

    Conventions Rule

    Ruby on Rails has shown us that beyond making things easier with ActiveRecord, things often need to be made more structured and less configurable. Configuration is a hidden complexity that Java has shown can kill any chance for any real productivity, sometimes having more configuration than actual code. It's amazing how much simpler programs can get if you just have the guts to make a few tough choices, decide how you want to do things, and always do it that way. Ruby on Rails true contribution to the programming community was its convention over configuration philosophy, ActiveRecord itself was in use long before Rails.

    Convention over configuration is really just a nice way of the framework writer saying "This is how it's done and if you don't like it, tough." The problem then of course becomes finding a framework with conventions you agree with, but it's a big world, you're probably a programmer if you're reading this, so if you can't find something, write your own. The only problem with other people's frameworks, is that they're other people's frameworks. There's nothing quite like living in a world of your own creation.

    What I Wanted

    I wanted something like ActiveRecord from Rails but not mapped to a relational database, that I could use with Seaside and Squeak for small applications. I've accepted that if I need to scale, I'll use GemStone, this limits what I need from a persistence solution for Squeak.

    For Squeak, I need a simple, fast, configuration free, crash proof, easy to use object database that doesn't require heavy thinking to use, optimize, or explain to others that allows me to build and iterate prototypes and small applications quickly without having to keep a schema in sync or stop to figure out why something isn't working, or why it's too slow to be usable.

    I don't want any complex indexing schemes to be necessary, which means I want something like a prevalence system where all the objects are kept in memory all the time so everything is just automatically fast. I basically just want my classes in Squeak to be persistent and crash proof. I don't need a query language, I have the entire Smalltalk collections hierarchy at my disposal, and I sure as hell don't need SQL.

    I also don't want a bunch of configuration. If I want to find all the instances of a User in memory I can simply say...

    someUsers := User allInstances.

    Without having to first go and configure what memory #allInstances will refer to because obviously I want #allInstances in the current image. After all, isn't a persistent image what we're really after to begin with? Don't we just want our persistent objects to be available to us as if they were just always in memory and the image could never crash? Shouldn't our persistent API be nearly as simple?

    Since I'm basically after a persistent image, I don't need any configuration; the image is my configuration. It is my unit of deployment and I've already got one per app/customer anyway. I don't currently, nor do I plan on running multiple customers out of a single image so I can simply assume that when I persist an instance, it will be stored automatically in some subdirectory in the directory my image itself is in, overridable of course, but with a suitable default. If I want to host another instance of a particular database, I'll put another image in a different directory and fire it up.

    And now I'm finally getting to the point...


    Since I couldn't find anything that worked exactly the way I wanted, though Prevayler was pretty close, I just wrote my own. It's a simple object database that uses SmartRefStreams to serialize clusters of objects to disk. Ordinary ReferenceStreams can mix up your instance variables when deserializing older versions of a class.

    The root of each cluster is an ActiveRecord / OODB hybrid. It makes ActiveRecord a bit more object oriented by treating it as an aggregate root and its class as a repository for its instances. I'm mixing and matching what I like from Domain Driven Design, Prevayler, and ActiveRecord into a single simple framework that suits me.

    SandstoneDb API

    To use SandstoneDb, just subclass SDActiveRecord and restart your image to ensure the proper directories are created, that's it, there is no further configuration. The database is kept in a subdirectory matching the name of the class in the same directory as the image. This is a Prevayler like system so all data is kept in memory written to disk on save; on system startup, all data is loaded from disk back into memory. This keeps the image itself small.

    Like Prevayler, there's a startup cost associated with loading all the instances into memory and rebuilding the object graph, however once loaded, accessing your objects is blazing fast and you don't need to worry about indexing or special query syntaxes like you would with an on disk database. This of course limits the size of the database to whatever you're willing to put up with in load time and whatever you can fit in ram.

    To give you a rough idea, loading up a 360 meg database containing about 73,000 hotel objects on my 3ghz Xeon Windows workstation takes about 57 minutes. That's an average of about 5k per object. Hefty and definitely pushing the upper limits of acceptable. Of course load time will vary depending upon your specific domain and the size of the objects. This blog is nearly two years old and only has a few hundred objects varying from 2k to 90k, some of my customers have been using their small apps for nearly a year and only accumulated 500 to 600 business objects averaging 0.5k each. Load time for apps this small is insignificant and using a relational database would be akin to using a sledge hammer to hang an index card with a thumb tack.


    SandstoneDb has a very simple API for querying and iterating on the class side representing the repository for those instances:


    • #atId: (for fetching a record by its #id)
    • #atId:ifAbsent:
    • #do: (for iterating all records)
    • #find: (for finding first matching record)
    • #find:ifAbsent:
    • #find:ifPresent:
    • #findAll (for grabbing all records)
    • #findAll: (for finding all matching record)

    Being pretty much just variations of #select: and #detect:, little if any explanation is required for how to use these. The #find naming is to make it clear these queries could potentially be more expensive than just the standard #select: and #detect:.

    Though it's memory based now, I'm leaving open the option of future implementations that could be disk based allowing larger databases than will fit in memory; the same API should work regardless.

    There's an equally simple API for the instance side:

    Accessors that come in handy for all persistent objects.

    • #id (a UUID string in base 36)
    • #createdOn
    • #updatedOn
    • #version (useful in critical sections to validate you're working on the version you expect)
    • #indexString (all instance variable's asStrings as a single string for easy searching)

    Actions you can perform on a record.

    • #save (thread safe)
    • #save: (same as above but you can pass a block if you have other work you want done while the object is locked)
    • #critical: (grabs or creates a Monitor for thread safety)
    • #abortChanges (rollback to the last saved version)
    • #delete (thread safe)
    • #validate (for subclasses to override and throw exceptions to prevent saves)

    You can freely have records holding references to other records but a record must be saved before it can be referenced. If you attempted to save an object that references another record that answers true to #isNew, you'll get an exception. Saves are not cascaded, only the programmer can know the proper save order his object model requires. To do safe cascaded saves would require actual transactions. Saves are always explicit, if you didn't save it, it wasn't saved, there is no magic, and you should never be left scratching your wondering if your objects were saved or not.

    Events you can override to hook into a records life cycle.

    • #onBeforeFirstSave
    • #onAfterFirstSave
    • #onBeforeSave
    • #onAfterSave
    • #onBeforeDelete
    • #onAfterDelete

    Be careful with these, if an exception occurs you will prevent the life cycle from completing properly, but then again, that might be what you intend.

    A testing method you might find useful on occasion.

    • #isNew (answers true prior to the first successful save)

    Only subclass SDActiveRecord for aggregate roots where you need to be able to query for the object, for all other objects just use ordinary Smalltalk objects. You DO NOT need to make every one of your domain objects into ActiveRecords, this is not Ruby on Rails, choosing your model carefully gives you natural transaction boundaries since the save of a single ActiveRecord and all ordinary objects contained within is atomic and stored in a single file. There are no real transactions so you can not atomically save multiple ActiveRecords.

    A good example of an aggregate root object would an #Order class, while its #LineItem class just be an ordinary Smalltalk object. A #BlogPost is an aggregate root while a #BlogComment is an ordinary Smalltalk object. #Order and #BlogPost would be ActiveRecords. This allows you to query for #Order and #BlogPost but not for #LineItem and #BlogComment, which is as it should be, those items don't make much sense outside the context of their aggregate root and no other object in the system should be allowed to reference them directly, only aggregate roots can be referenced by other other objects.

    This of course means should you improperly reference say an #OrderItem from an object other than its parent #Order (which is the root of the file they're bother stored in), then you'll ultimately end up referencing a copy rather than the original because such a reference won't be able to maintain its identity after an image restart.

    In the real world, this is more than enough to write most applications. Transactions are a nice to have feature, they are not a must have feature and their value has been grossly oversold. Starbucks doesn't use a two phase commit, and it's good to remind yourself that the world chugs on anyway, mistakes are sometimes made and corrective actions are taken, but you don't need transactions to do useful work. MySql became the most popular open source database in existence long before they added transactions as a feature.

    Here are some examples of using an ActiveRecord...

    person := Person find: [ :e | e name = 'Joe' ].
    person save.
    person delete.
    user := User find: [ :e | e email = 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ] ifAbsent: [ User named: 'Joe' email: 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ].
    joe := Person atId: anId.
    managers := Employee findAll: [ :e | e subordinates notEmpty ].

    Concurrency is handled by calling either #save or #save: and it's entirely up to the programmer to put critical sections around the appropriate code. You are working on the same instances of these objects as other threads and you need to be aware of that to deal with concurrency correctly. You can wrap a #save: around any chunk of code to ensure you have a lock on that object like so...

    auction save:[ auction addBid: (Bid price: 30 dollars user: self session currentUser) ].

    While #critical: lets you decide when to call #save, in case you want other stuff inside the critical section of code to do something more complex than a simple implicit save. When you're working with multiple distributed systems, like a credit card processor, transactions don't really cut it anyway so you might do something like save the record, get the auth, and if successful, update the record again with the new auth...

    auction critical: [ 
        [ auction
            acceptBid: aBid;
            save ] 
         on: Error do: [ :error | auction reopen; save ] ]

    That's about all there is to using it, there are some more things going on under the hood like crash recovery and startup but if you really want to know how that works, read the code. SandstoneDb is available on SqueakSource and is MIT licensed and makes a handy development and prototyping or small application database for Seaside. If you happen to use it and find any bugs or performance issues, please send me a test case and I'll see what I can do to correct it quickly.

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    This was the first UWFi show in the interpromotional feud with WAR. I've seen some stuff from that feud, like Tenryu/Anjoh and Tenryu/Takada x2, but never a full show. UWFi was kind of on its last legs at this point and would close its doors indefinitely by the end of the year, but apparently this show drew 15,000 at the Budokan and I would not have expected that.

    Kiyoshi Tamura v Kazushi Sakuraba

    Tamura's last match in UWFi before heading to RINGS. I don't know if the story about him working this as a big fuck you to the company/Takada is true or not, but it was certainly a RINGS match more than a UWFi one. The matwork especially is very RINGS; super fast sprawling and tumbling and jockeying for position. They only use one rope break each and mostly work to a stalemate, but it's the kind of shoot style matwork that's my absolute favourite matwork in wrestling. It's not quite the highest of high end RINGS, but you could see they had something brilliant in them and probably would've produced it if Sakuraba went to RINGS rather than Kingdom/MMA. There was one bit where Sakuraba was shifting his weight to get into position for a cross armbreaker, trying to force Tamura's hands apart. He leaned back to break the grip, but Tamura used Sakuraba's momentum to roll backwards and essentially wind up with side control. Finish was so good. Sakuraba comes in close and throws an uppercut, so Tamura moves in to close the distance and they sort of wind up in a clinch. I'm not sure if Sakuraba tried to throw another palm strike inside or Tamura just grabbed an arm, but one second they were standing in the clinch and the next Tamura had rolled him into a perfect cross armbreaker. Tamura was about to go on a run where he legit had a handful of the best matches ever done in the style, and this was a nice way to cap off his time in a promotion he'd pretty much grown out of.

    Hiromitsu Kanehara v Akira Nogami

    I did not know Nogami ever worked shoot style. Or this approximation of it, at least. They don't use the points system and there's a nearfall of a German suplex, so I guess it's a mishmash of shoot/pro. For five minutes I thought this was pretty tidy. Kanehara has big time strikes and tries to kick Nogami's leg in half and Nogami sells it like he has half a leg. Kanehara goes for a big KO shot, but Nogami ducks it and hits a German for a nearfall,which is about the most headway he'd been able to make up to that point. He then tried to follow up with another, because why wouldn't he, I guess? but Kanehara rolls through into a kneebar and Nogami has no choice but to tap. Perfectly fine.

    Naoki Sano v Kenichi Yamamoto

    Man this ruled. I don't know why, but these two do not like each other and we get an awesome start with Yamamoto charging in straight away flinging slaps and Sano pump kicking him in the face. While the last match was like a UWFi/NJ match this was more Battlartsy. Naoki Sano was fucking awesome at the pro wrestling, man. He's always able to incorporate pro style moves into a shoot style setting in really cool in organic ways. In this he applied what was basically a scorpion deathlock, then transitioned into an STF/choke, then into a regular crossface. Yamamoto stood him up and planted Sano right on his neck with a backdrop, but then got ahead of himself in the stand up and Sano OBLITERATED him with a spinning back kick. This hit flush in the face and I was stunned Yamamoto was able to get up. Well, Sano just dropped him again anyway, this time with a couple ugly looking powerbombs, eventually hooking in a choke for the submission. Six minutes of badass, that's what this was.

    Tatsuo Nakano v Koki Kitahara

    How about this for a lumpy undercard dream match? This was like some parallel universe Dark Tower shit because both guys are basically each other if their career trajectories happened to be swapped. Nakano works SWS/WAR? He's Kitahara. Kitahara does shoot style and ends up in a Takada promotion? He's Nakano. To be fair, though, I actually didn't expect Kitahara to be as fun in this environment. I mean, it isn't really a shoot style match as opposed to a pro style match with shoot style trappings, but it was a neat enough amalgamation and I liked how Kitahara handled himself. The early mat exchange was nice and solid and once again Nakano ends up with a bloody nose. It must be made of mashed potato. Pretty soon they start smacking each other in the face real hard and my Clone Wars theory is confirmed as Kitahara's nose also gets opened up, though this was at least a result of a nasty looking knee and not just breathing, which is what I assume did for Nakano. Nakano hits a German and Kitahara no sells it like "*I* am the lumpiest here!" and roundhouse kicks Nakano in the head. This was yet another fun six minutes.

    Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama v Hiromichi Fuyuki & Gedo

    Anjoh cuts an amazing promo before this starts. I don't even know what he's saying but he's wearing a dress shirt and beige chinos and you can tell he's being a condescending prick to the ugly homeless WAR guys, making these "I'm soooo scared" gestures while Takayama laughs at his little buddy's mean jokes. I'm not sure it's particularly smart business practice for a shoot style fed to have this on the same card as Tamura/Sakuraba. Like, this is not shoot style at all. At times it even felt a bit like a wink wink nudge nudge comedy match. But I'll be fucked if I didn't enjoy lots of it. Anjoh and Tak started out sort of dismissive, poking fun at the tubby WAR dudes and Gedo's ring gear. Fuyuki wants a Greco-Roman knuckle lock so Tak holds his hand way up and Fuyuki can't reach it. Anjoh is one of my favourite shoot style guys but he's such an awesome smug little carny that he makes this kind of match his home as well. He and Takayama were like a pair of all-star high school receivers welcoming a ragtag secondary that could barely run the length of themselves. So the secondary started being dirty fucks and kneeing the all-stars in the balls. I love how vocal Fuyuki is in the ring. He does this shrieking thing as he goes to hit someone and it makes him sound like a wildman. Anjoh mocks him for it so Fuyuki hits him with a fire extinguisher and we get a heat segment on Anjoh who blades and everything. Fuyuki punches him in the cut and team WAR work full on heel. At one point Fuyuki brings in a pair of Y-fronts or something and puts them on Anjoh's head, and Anjoh wrestles the rest of the match with these blood-soaked Y-fronts on his head. It was...strange. As was the finish. I have no clue what that was about at all. This was basically a WAR match that happened to be taking place in UWFi. There was nothing UWFi about it other than the initials on Anjoh's singlet.

    Shiro Koshinaka v Masahito Kakihara

    This started out great with Kakihara rifling off a big slap and Kosh dropping him with a brutal, side-of-the-head brainbuster. For the most part the match continued in that vein. One thing I've liked about this show is catching a glimpse of some shoot style guys working a bit of pro style. Sano's obviously always been awesome at it and I'd seen Anjoh work it plenty of times. Takayama had one of the best heavyweight runs of the 00s. But it was cool seeing Nakano do it, and it was cool seeing Kakihara do it too (though I suppose you could argue UWFi always had some pro style elements). He only had six minutes to work with (lot of 5-6 minute fights on this card), but he made the most of it. He threw down with lots of nasty palm strikes and lariats, so Kosh was almost forced to grab a front face lock just to contain. Kosh has been around the block more than once, his age is starting to show a bit, but he knows how to handle a young guy getting chippy. The hip attacks are still treated as a big deal even if they maybe look a touch ridiculous in a shoot style setting, but we've been over that already and I don't want to keep harping on it. Finish was nasty and yet probably only the third nastiest version of it done on this show.

    Nobuhiko Takada v Yoshiaki Fujiwara 

    I liked this while it lasted, but it had a bummer of a finish that I assume was unplanned. There was lots of Fujiwara playing defence in this and it was pretty great, which should be unsurprising because nobody has ever been better at playing defence than Fujiwara. Takada caught him with a leg kick early and I love how Fujiwara tried to nonchalantly walk it off, but he couldn't hide that dead leg limp and the crowd picked up on it. Takada tried to force the issue on the mat and there was one bit where he almost grabbed a triangle, and Fujiwara was wheezing and drooling trying to fight it. Fujiwara went down at the end like he'd punctured a lung, but this was just starting to pick up when it happened. Going by Takada's reaction it wasn't supposed to end like that after nine minutes.

    Honestly, I had fun with this. The main event was underwhelming, but it was cool to see that match-up in '96. There were really only two matches that you could say were proper shoot style, but I wouldn't be surprised if UWFi had started to mix shoot and pro style at least as far back as the interpromotional deal with New Japan (I may end up finding out if I stick with this). There's only so much you can do when you're bringing in guys that don't normally work shoot style. The quasi-shoot/Strong Style thing they seemed to be going for worked okay, though. The tag was pretty much 100% WAR, but then I'm not sure you could expect anything else based on the participants on the WAR end. Tamura/Sakuraba was excellent. RINGS (or Pancrase) was probably the next logical step for Tamura. UWFi had passed him by at this point. Or he'd passed it.
              Camilla exploracion ginecologica   
    Camilla de exploracion ginecolocia de tres cuerpos, con reposapies, de piel, y estructura de acero inoxidable. En muy buen estado, acolchada y tapizada en piel
              Markets Are Still Dancing To The QE Two-Step...But Is the Music About To Stop?   

    Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,

    Just a quick thought about what is driving the US stock market.  The chart below shows the Wilshire 5000 (representing all publicly traded US equities in red), the Federal Reserve balance sheet (black), and excess reserves held at the Federal Reserve Bank by the largest of private(?) banks (likely a majority of these reserves held by foreign banks).  What you may notice is the rise in equities since '09 correlating with the rise in the Federal Reserves balance sheet until QE ended.  Then a momentary pause in equities during 2015, and another strong leg higher since.  That strong leg higher correlates nicely to the drawdown in the excess reserves held at the FRB, particularly since 2016.

    The chart below shows these dynamics since 2008.  The Federal Reserves purchase of $3.6 trillion in new "assets"...and the continual rise in excess reserves banks hold at the Fed until September, 2014.  As the reserves and QE ceased rising and were essentially flat, the market began rolling over.  However, by late 2015 banks began withdrawing those excess reserves and putting them to work...and the equity markets positively responded.

    Saskatchewan jobs

              Storie di innovazione italiana: Echolight   

    tratto dal sito www.arti.puglia.it

    Echolight: la nuova frontiera della diagnosi dell’osteoporosi

    Un software per individuare le fratture vertebrali e un sistema ad ultrasuoni per caratterizzare la resistenza ossea della colonna vertebrale e consentire la diagnosi dell’osteoporosi: è questa l’idea di Echolight, la prima classificata della Start Cup Puglia 2009, che ha sfiorato la vittoria del Premio Nazionale per l’Innovazione, attestandosi tra le prime dieci finaliste. Un’idea che parte da Lecce, ma che ha già in tasca il biglietto per la Silicon Valley.
    Abbiamo intervistato per voi Sergio Casciaro, Direttore della Divisione di Ingegneria Biomedicale dell’Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR di Lecce ed ideatore di Echolight.
    Intervista di Francesca Tondi

    Che cos’è e come è nata Echolight?
    Echolight è l’idea alla base del business plan che ha partecipato all’edizione 2009 della Start Cup Puglia, consentendo la vittoria del primo premio di 15.000 euro. L’impresa intende sviluppare dispositivi medicali non invasivi per la diagnosi dell’osteoporosi e di altre patologie ossee.
    Il progetto è nato qualche anno fa e costituiva la proposta di finanziamento rivolta alla Comunità Europea nell’ambito del Programma Quadro di ricerca: purtroppo, in quell’occasione, non venne finanziato, ma abbiamo perseverato nel reperimento dei fondi necessari allo sviluppo di tali dispostivi, molto vicini al mercato più che alla ricerca.
    L’innovazione solida e vera nasce sempre dalla competenza e, in tal caso, dall’esperienza pluriennale nell’ambito della bioingegneria. Il resto deriva dall’intuizione del singolo, dal lampo di genio che fornisce la soluzione al problema. Tutto ciò che rimane sottostante alla nascita dell’idea, è un processo del tutto misterioso e rappresenta il vero punto di partenza.

    Qual è l’innovazione alla base di Echolight e quali sono le possibili applicazioni della vostra scoperta?
    L’idea di Echolight apporta delle fondamentali novità nella diagnosi dell’osteoporosi, in termini di efficacia e di costi: la diagnostica attraverso gli ultrasuoni da noi proposta, infatti, consente di fornire informazioni accurate sullo stato della densità ossea della colonna vertebrale e di altri siti specifici di riferimento clinico. Esistono già altri sistemi ad ultrasuoni, che tuttavia analizzano siti periferici e pertanto non sono efficaci come quello di Echolight. Attualmente, l’esame sui siti di riferimento specifici in cui solitamente si manifestano le patologie ossee, come la colonna vertebrale o il collo del femore, avviene solo attraverso i raggi X ma, a causa del rischio dovuto all’utilizzo delle radiazioni ionizzanti, l’esame può essere effettuato solo a cadenza biennale.
    Il kit diagnostico che Echolight intende sviluppare, invece, è poco costoso, non invasivo, non dannoso. Inoltre, mentre l’indagine a raggi X (attraverso il sistema Dexa) può essere realizzata solo all’interno di strutture ospedaliere o centri specializzati, il sistema di Echolight potrebbe essere diffuso anche nelle farmacie, consentendo ai pazienti di effettuare controlli frequenti e senza rischi.

    Qual è l’investimento necessario a mettere a punto l’idea di Echolight?
    Purtroppo le idee ad alto contenuto tecnologico spesso necessitano di grandi investimenti per essere realizzate: è questo il caso di Echolight, che necessita di circa tre milioni di euro. Per perseguire questa strada, dunque, abbiamo deciso di partecipare a competizioni per il finanziamento: prima tra tutte la Start Cup Puglia, che ci ha portato alla vittoria del primo premio e alla partecipazione al Premio Nazionale per l’Innovazione a Perugia, dove siamo rientrati nella classifica dei primi dieci finalisti risultati e primi in classifica per quanto riguarda le iniziative nel biomedicale (seguiti da Osteoinvent, la seconda classificata alla Start Cup Puglia); poi il venture camp “Mind the Bridge” a Milano, nell’ambito del quale ci siamo classificati al primo posto a livello nazionale e siamo stati selezionati per partecipare alla finale del MTB Business Plan Competition, il principale evento della Silicon Valley che si terrà nella primavera del 2010.
    Una pioggia di riconoscimenti, dunque. Come è composto il gruppo di persone che ha permesso tutto ciò?
    La forza di Echolight probabilmente consiste nel gruppo che la compone: una parte di ricerca ed un’anima commerciale. Il progetto è in cantiere già dal 2003 e ha avuto una lunga gestazione, dovuta sia alle necessità di compiere ulteriori approfondimenti scientifici che alla mancanza di fonti di finanziamento. Poi, in giro per l’Italia per conferenze, l’idea di Echolight ha incontrato l’interesse di due fratelli imprenditori di Imola, Matteo e Stefano Pernisa, con esperienza nel settore medicale e della densitometria ossea.
    Il gruppo di ricerca, invece, è composto dal sottoscritto, da Francesco Conversano e da Ernesto Casciaro, tutti operanti nell’Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR di Lecce.

    Cosa vi ha spinto a partecipare alla Start Cup Puglia 2009?
    Innanzitutto il dovere morale di essere presenti in Puglia ed avere visibilità sul territorio. E l’intuito ci ha dato ragione, poiché la vittoria della competizione, oltre ai 15.000 euro del premio che verranno utilizzati per coprire parte delle spese di costituzione della società, ci ha consentito di incontrare imprenditori baresi illuminati, che potrebbero finanziarci. Inoltre, essa costituiva un’importante occasione per “certificare” l’idea e dotarla di gambe sulle quali farle muovere i primi passi.
    Iniziative quali la Start Cup  Puglia possono contribuire ad incoraggiare i giovani pugliesi a fare impresa?
    Purtroppo in Puglia la cultura d’impresa è carente e le capacità imprenditoriali dei giovani sono inespresse o ancora troppo acerbe. Si pensi, infatti, che nell’evento milanese di Mind The Bridge, Echolight era l’unica società selezionata a sud di Roma.
    Ritengo, dunque, che occorra coltivare ancora a lungo il terreno e che iniziative quali la Start Cup possano contribuire a tale scopo.

    Quali sono i vantaggi e gli svantaggi di lavorare in Puglia?
    I vantaggi derivano dalla bellezza della terra e dal clima, che favoriscono la nascita di idee ed assicurano una buona qualità della vita. Ma gli svantaggi derivano dalla difficoltà nel fare ricerca e dalla debolezza di un tessuto imprenditoriale presso il quale affermarla.
    Spesso è necessario emigrare: anch’io ho svolto attività di ricerca all’estero e, tornando in Italia, ho conosciuto il precariato. Tornando in Puglia, poi, con molta fatica, ma anche con molto entusiasmo, ho dovuto costruire tutto a partire dalle basi: dall’allestimento del laboratorio, alla formazione del personale, per giungere alla ricerca dei finanziamenti. La figura stessa del ricercatore, oggi, è cambiata: deve essere al passo con i tempi, possedere intraprendenza e dinamismo.

    Lo stesso dinamismo che l’ha portata dal Cern di Ginevra al Politecnico di Losanna e poi ancora al centro NIH negli USA. Quali saranno le prossime tappe?
    Di sicuro la Silicon Valley con Echolight. E poi, la strada è ancora tutta da percorrere.

              Trentenni high tech   

    articolo tratto da www.blogonomy.it

    Diecimila euro. Tanti sono bastati a Luca Ascani, a 25 anni appena, per lanciare nel 2004 GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione dal 2007 quotata alla Borsa di Parigi e che oggi ha una capitalizzazione di circa 60 milioni di euro. Scommessa vinta, dunque, per un enfant prodige «senza agganci», che in pochi anni ha saputo trasformare un’idea apparentemente irrealizzabile in una macchina da soldi: stando agli analisti dovrebbe chiudere il 2008 con un giro d’affari di 40 milioni di euro e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa (vedere l’articolo a pagina 19). Ma Ascani non è certo l’unico «genio tecnologico» made in Italy degli ultimi anni. Anzi, nonostante che il nostro Paese sconti un ritardo storico sul fronte dell’innovazione tecnologica (e non solo), le buone idee non mancano: secondo i dati espressamente elaborati per Economy dalla Camera di commercio di Milano, alla fine del 2008 erano esattamente 130.731 le imprese hi-tech italiane, il 3,6% in più del 2007. E la sola Lombardia ne vanta 28.470 (vedere la mappa a pagina 20). A mancare, semmai, sono i fondi di venture capital: quelli che, per capirci, negli Stati Uniti hanno finanziato migliaia di grandi e di piccole aziende tecnologiche, da Google fino alle miriadi di società da anni presenti nella mitica Silicon Valley, l’areea a sud di San Francisco che è tra le regioni più hi-tech del globo.
    In Italia più che altrove c’è un folto gruppo di imprenditori di prima generazione, trentenni o poco più, che hanno saputo rischiare nel settore tecnologico. E di fronte alla carenza di capitali hanno iniziato chiamando a raccolta parenti e amici per racimolare i primi soldi da investire. «È quello che gli anglosassoni chiamano l’approccio delle “3F”, ossia family, friends and fools (cioè famiglia, amici e folli, ndr)» dice a Economy Alberto Giusti, 36 anni, «imprenditore seriale» ormai giunto alla sua sesta avventura hi-tech

    I business angel. Alle «3F», in alcuni casi, si aggiungono poi i cosiddetti «business angel», ossia gli investitori informali, manager o professionisti, che sono soliti intervenire quando l’attività è ancora in fase embrionale. «Sono privati con patrimoni accumulati sul campo, generalmente nelle stesse attività che vanno poi a finanziare. Per questo motivo, a differenza delle banche, sono in grado di valutare i rischi dei progetti di start-up» specifica Simone Bassanini, senior manager della società di consulenza Kpmg che, con il supporto dell’Aifi (Associazione italiana private equity e venture capital) e di Intesa Sanpaolo, ha tracciato l’identikit dei «business angel» italiani. Il loro investimento medio si aggira sui 180-200 mila euro circa, pari, in genere, a una quota del 30-40%, o anche meno, del capitale sociale. Portano soldi, dunque, ma anche competenze e in 3-5 anni escono, vendendo le proprie quote a terzi, di solito investitori formali: private equity o, ancora, partner industriali veri e propri.
    Purché sia possibile trovarne. In Italia, infatti, la strada in questo settore è tutta in salita. Nel primo semestre del 2008 l’Aifi ha calcolato che su 170 operazioni di private equity e di venture capital, per un totale di 2,77 miliardi di euro, soltanto 40 interventi per 52 milioni di euro complessivi hanno riguardato start-up al livello d’inizio. Queste operazioni, oltretutto, sono state coperte nel 50% dei casi da finanziarie regionali e solo in minima parte da banche (7,5%) o da società di gestione del risparmio (2,5%). Eppure «se c’è un momento in cui diventa vitale puntare su nuove idee di business è proprio quello attuale» interviene Alessandro Spada, presidente di Innovab, l’azienda per l’innovazione della Camera di commercio di Milano, Monza e Brianza. «Solamente così si può dare nuovo impulso all’economia una volta che la crisi sarà passata».
    Tanto più che con il decreto-legge 112 varato il 25 giugno scorso, meglio noto come «decreto Brunetta», sono state introdotte per la prima volta in Italia misure fiscali che incentivano gli investimenti in start-up. Che sia giunta l’ora della svolta? I tre giovani imprenditori intervistati da Economy nelle pagine che seguono si augurano di sì. E ricordano: «C’è chi pensava che fossimo folli, e invece…».
    La loro è una vera professione di ottimismo.

    Una ventottenne di Milano ha unito gioielli e tecnologia e oggi vende le sue creazioni nelle migliori gioiellerie d’Europa. Un trentaduenne di Vicenza ha fondato un’azienda di telefonia «low cost» per le chiamate all’estero. Un romano di 29 anni ha fondato un’azienda che ha scavalcato le Alpi per quotarsi a Parigi: ora capitalizza 60 milioni di euro. Antonella Fiorentino, Manuel Zanella e Luca Ascani, nonostante le difficoltà di accesso al credito e le ritrosie di una cultura «made in Italy» che non agevola le start-up tecnologiche di giovani imprenditori, ce l’hanno fatta. Ecco come ci sono riusciti.

    Antonella Fiorentino
    Gioielli che suonano molto bene
    (e le star stanno ad ascoltare)

    Si dice che alle spalle di ogni grande uomo agisca una donna forte. In questo caso, una giovane di carattere e dall’indubbio talento imprenditoriale sta dietro un’iniziativa commerciale partita nel dicembre 2008 e che, nel giro di un mese, è già riuscita a conquistare ordini e commesse per un valore superiore ai 100 mila euro.
    Lei è Antonella Fiorentino, 28 anni: a cavallo fra il 2007 e il 2008 ha fondato ad Azzate Varesino la società di trading Double Crazy, dalla quale è sorto poi il marchio commerciale «Kiwie Jewels». La missione era trasformare gli oggetti hi-tech più popolari e affermati in veri gioielli, incastonandoli in cornici e in supporti fatti di autentiche pietre preziose. Grazie ad alcune precedenti iniziative commerciali, durate circa un anno, Antonella e il marito Daniele De Molli (37 anni) hanno incamerato la maggior parte del milione necessario all’apertura della nuova impresa.
    Hanno sviluppato contatti cruciali con i produttori asiatici di prodotti digitali, tra Mp3 e cuffie per cellulari, mantenendo il design in Italia. «Quello dell’elettronica» dice Fiorentino a Economy «è però un settore maturo dove è difficile riuscire». Per farlo serviva qualcosa di innovativo, che differenziasse l’offerta. «L’abbiamo trovato nei gioielli» continua Fiorentino. «I prodotti Kiwie Jewels oggi sono in 42 vetrine in tutta Italia».
    I guadagni dell’azienda hanno raggiunto gli 80 mila euro nel giro di un mese, già alla fine del dicembre 2008. Ma è stato solo l’inizio, perché dopo avere preso parte alla fiera mondiale dell’elettronica di Las Vegas e dopo avere trovato spazio nei punti vendita più chic di Londra, ora Kiwie Jewels vuole ampliare la sua rete. Da febbraio sarà anche in Spagna e in Svizzera, dapprima nei negozi di Foxtown a Mendrisio e poi in altre dieci gioiellerie.
    In Italia le creazioni di Kiwie Jewels sono in boutique «trendy»: il Cielo di piazza Duomo a Milano e Brusco, il distributore di Rolex e di Bulgari del centro di Roma. Ma tra due mesi i tecnogioielli saranno in altri 100 negozi: «Naturalmente siamo molto interessati a mercati come gli Emirati Arabi o gli Stati Uniti» dice Antonella «dove però abbiamo già una serie di testimonial di primo piano: ci hanno garantito un’ottima visibilità internazionale».
    Sono cantanti come l’emergente Rihanna o famosi come Mariah Carey; ma anche attrici del calibro di Eva Longoria (Casalinghe disperate), cui il marito Tony Parker, campione della pallacanestro, ha appena regalato un ciondolo a forma di cuore che si schiude per scoprire due lettori di file Mp3: è il modello «Twinheart» di Kiwie Jewels. «Crediamo che possa essere un successo per il San Valentino 2009» dice la giovane manager «ed è in vendita a soltanto 80 euro».
    L’idea di base è che il lusso hi-tech debba restare il più possibile alla portata di tutti, anche se i prodotti di fascia alta con diamanti, come l’Mp5, partono da 400 euro. Progettata e disegnata nell’atelier di Azzate, in provincia di Varese, ma realizzata in Asia con il supporto delle sedi aperte a Shenzhen, in Cina, la linea Kiwie Jewels è rivestita con pietre incastonate di provenienza certificata, lavorate in Italia da maestri orafi. La gamma, che oggi è fatta di sette «famiglie» di prodotto (compresi gli Swars, orecchini-auricolare tempestati di preziosi), accoglierà presto creazioni inedite: «Il 14 febbraio» dichiara Fiorentino «sarà anche la nostra festa, perché presenteremo le nuove proposte proprio per il giorno degli innamorati. E se tutto andrà bene, il prossimo passo sarà un negozio monomarca».
    Intanto c’è la soddisfazione di essere cresciuti senza aiuti. «Abbiamo avuto credito dalle banche» conclude Fiorentino «ma per piccola parte del capitale iniziale. E solo la Popolare di Bergamo ha creduto davvero in noi».

    (Roberto Carminati)

    Manuel Zanella
    L’inventore che convinse il «mito»
    della sua infanzia a entrare nei telefoni

    L’ufficio di Manuel Zanella è una macchia di colore arancio-verde nel grigio della zona industriale di Vicenza. A pochi centimetri dal computer, sulla scrivania, la foto di suo figlio nato il 12 dicembre 2008. Sulla parete di fronte, due copertine di un mensile economico. La prima ha in primo piano il volto di Silvio Berlusconi. Sulla seconda campeggia Ennio Doris, numero uno di Mediolanum. «Un giorno metterò lì accanto la terza copertina: magari quella di Economy» dice. «E ci sarà la mia foto».
    Presuntuoso? Forse. Di sicuro ambizioso e determinato. Zanella, 32 anni, è figlio di un perito elettrotecnico che aveva una fonderia venduta nel 2005 e il mito di Doris, vicentino, imprenditore «fai-da-te» se lo porta dietro da quando è bambino, da quando voleva fare l’inventore. Dopo una laurea in ingegneria elettronica a Padova, inizia a lavorare come «family banker» proprio in Mediolanum. Nel 2003 si sposa e parte per il Kenya. E lì nasce l’idea che nel 2006 lo porta alla fondazione di Zero Mobile: «Per telefonare e ricevere chiamate dall’Africa all’Italia spendevo 6 euro al minuto, un’enormità» racconta.
    Come evitare quel salasso? «Non ho fatto altro che guardare a quanto già esisteva in Inghilterra e Stati Uniti» risponde«e ho fondato Zero Mobile, un operatore globale di telefonia low cost rivolto solo a chi viaggia all’estero per lavoro e per turismo».
    Particolare è anche il canale di vendita: solo agenzie di viaggi e società che forniscono servizi business alle imprese, oltre alle agenzie Lottomatica. L’idea c’era. Ma servivano i soldi: almeno 250 mila euro, per iniziare. Zanella sapeva che le banche difficilmente avrebbero finanziato una start-up. E voleva che fosse proprio Doris il suo «business angel».

    Un incontro difficile. Così decide di andare a casa sua: a Tombolo, vicino Vicenza. Tenta due volte di consegnare una lettera a Doris. Poi ottiene un incontro, ma con un suo collaboratore che non si mostra interessato. Zanella non si arrende. Torna a Tombolo e consegna una terza lettera. È il luglio del 2006. La segreteria di Doris lo chiama e gli fissa un appuntamento. «Questa volta Doris c’era» racconta Zanella. «Mi ha detto: io di telefonia non capisco molto. Ma voglio fidarmi della tua determinazione».
    E ha finanziato Zero Mobile con 100 mila euro attraverso due società personali, H Invest eH Equity. Altri 150 mila sono arrivati da Daniele Bortolotti, che è il cognato di Zanella e il titolare di Petrolvilla Group, 400 milioni di ricavi da prodotti petroliferi. Nel 2007, poi, è stato fatto un aumento di capitale fino a 400 milioni. Oggi il 75% di Zero Mobile è in mano alle due società di Doris, il 10% a Petrolvilla Group e il 15% a Zanella. L’azienda ha otto dipendenti e coinvolge una rete di circa 100 agenti. E le sim di Zero Mobile sono in vendita in circa 900 agenzie, più nella rete di Lottomatica. 
    Il meccanismo è semplice: Zero Mobile ha un accordo con un operatore di telefonia estone che gli mette a disposizione la piattaforma di roaming internazionale e un sistema («call back») tale per cui la chiamata viene trasformata da internazionale a nazionale. I risparmi arrivano all’85%. E dopo la sim è nato anche lo «Zerofonino», un cellulare dual sim Umts realizzato dalla cinese Techfit (la stessa che produce apparecchi per la Nokia) in cui inserire due card: la prima dell’operatore tradizionale, la seconda di Zero Mobile per i viaggi all’estero. Il business plan prevede 15 milioni di fatturato entro il 2011 e il break even nel 2009. «Gli accordi che abbiamo già in mano ci consentono di pensare che rispetteremo gli obiettivi» dice sicuro Zanella: l’«inventore» vicentino che ha convinto il suo mito dell’infanzia a rischiare con lui.

    (Ilaria Molinari)

    Luca Ascani
    Partire su internet con 10 mila euro
    e arrivare a capitalizzare 60 milioni

    È del 1979, ma tiene moltissimo a dire che «non ha ancora 30 anni», perché è nato in novembre. Luca Ascani, romano, sventola all’estero la bandiera del talento italiano alla guida di GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione e di comunicazione, quotata al listino Alternext (Nyse-Euronext) di Parigi, con una capitalizzazione che oggi vale circa 60 milioni di euro. La sua è la classica storia dell’enfant prodige «senza agganci». Non ha una laurea nel cassetto perché, dice a Economy, «ho fatto due anni di giurisprudenza, ma non faceva per me», ed entra nel mondo internet in maniera casuale. Era il 1999 quando, a soli 20 anni, viene reclutato da BuyCentral, società specializzata nella comparazione dei prezzi su internet, per fare uno stage a Parigi. «L’unico punto di forza che avevo era la buona conoscenza della lingua francese» dice. «Ma non ero un patito di computer e anche oggi non so realizzare nemmeno una riga di html».
    Essere italiano, invece, gli dà la possibilità nel 2000 di diventare il responsabile del lancio del progetto BuyCentral in Italia: e come partner e amministratore delegato. Quattro anni dopo BuyCentral viene acquisita da Lycos e, nel luglio 2004, Ascani si lancia in un nuovo progetto: la società di servizi d’informazione e comunicazione online GoAdv. Con lui c’è il socio Salvatore Esposito, 34 anni, che dopo BuyCentral ha fatto un’esperienza in Altavista.
    Partito con un investimento di 10 mila euro, Ascani è riuscito a crescere sviluppando una società con un fatturato di oltre 18,4 milioni di euro al primo semestre, che si è chiuso il 30 giugno 2008, e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa. La chiusura d’anno è attesa alla fine del febbraio 2009 con un fatturato che gli analisti stimano sui 38 milioni di euro. Ascani ricorda di avere avuto da subito una visione paneuropea per lo sviluppo della sua impresa: «Ho iniziato in Italia, che non è considerata il punto di partenza ideale per avviare un business online: ma sono andato contro gli stereotipi e ho dimostrato che non era solo una possibilità, ma una vera opportunità». Così l’imprenditore ha deciso che la società non si limitasse al mercato italiano e in pochi mesi ha aperto un ufficio nel Regno Unito: «Un anno dopo eravamo attivi in otto Paesi europei e questo ci ha consentito di sviluppare velocemente il business».

    Diciassette milioni di utenti. Adesso GoAdv conta su 17 milioni di utenti al mese, con una rete di siti web ad alta visibilità attivi nel Regno Unito, in Germania, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Italia, Spagna, Svezia e Polonia e sedi a Roma, Dublino, Parigi, Manila e Casablanca. La rete include il gruppo di portali generalisti Excite Europe, acquistati subito dopo la quotazione in Borsa;BetterDeals, una serie di siti verticali personalizzati che aiuta gli utenti a sfruttare al meglio le ricerche sul web; e Track Set, società di Pisa che opera nella web analytics, ovvero analizza i percorsi di navigazione degli utenti sui siti.
    «Per una crescita reale è di vitale importanza adottare una prospettiva paneuropea e una visione che vada oltre il territorio, specialmente nel mondo internet» dice Ascani che va fiero del fatto di non essere mai ricorso alle banche. «Il nostro sviluppo è sempre stato organico, non ho mai avuto bisogno di investire al di là della liquidità che la mia azienda produceva» dice. La gestione oculata del denaro la ritiene un’eredità familiare: «Ho sempre seguito il prezioso consiglio di mio padre: prima fare profitto e poi investire» dice.
    Per questo Ascani procede sempre a piccoli passi, attenendosi a due punti fermi: «rentability and scalability», ovvero il business deve essere in utile e scalare, altrimenti si crea un limite alla crescita. «Momenti difficili ce ne sono stati» ammette «ma lo stress negativo può durare qualche ora, poi bisogna trovare la soluzione, positivizzare sempre».
    Un passo fondamentale, però, lo ha fatto due anni fa, cedendo al mondo della finanza con l’ingresso in Borsa. «Siamo stati fortunati perché siamo entrati prima della discesa e abbiamo tenuto bene» dice. La quotazione è avvenuta con un private placement interamente sottoscritto, per 5,5 milioni di euro, dal fondo di private equity Truffle venture.
    E l’impatto con la finanza è stato positivo, visto che nel giugno 2008 Ascani è tornato sul mercato con il lancio di un’obbligazione convertibile da 11,5 milioni e scadenza cinque anni, sempre rivolta a investitori istituzionali. «Adesso abbiamo 20 milioni di euro in cassa da investire in acquisizioni e strategicamente nel 2009 ci guarderemo intorno». Per crescere ancora. A piccoli passi.

              Well-tech 2008: il premio all''innovazione che migliora la qualità della vita   

    Si svolgerà a Milano dal 16 al 20 Aprile p.v. Well-Tech Award 2008, premio all’innovazione tecnologica di rilievo internazionale giunto alla settima edizione. Il premio nasce per iniziativa della omonima azienda Well-Tech, società di progettazione e osservatorio all’innovazione tecnologica fondato nel 1999. Ogni anno vengono selezionati sessanta prodotti world wide che si sono distinti per innovazione tecnologica e valori di sostenibilità, accessibilità e qualità della vita. Le categorie spaziano dall’auto, all’elettrodomestico, dai materiali eco-compatibili alle nuove forme di energia rinnovabile.
    I Criteri di valutazione vanno dalla riduzione dei consumi, all‘applicazione di materiali ed energie rinnovabili, dalla facilità di utilizzo del prodotto da parte di anziani e disabili alla sicurezza, visibilità e facile comprensione dei componenti, dall‘uso appropriato di tecnologie produttive e materiali, ai valori qualitativi, funzionali e comunicativi del prodotto.

    Tra le aziende premiate l'anno scorso segnaliamo CRIM Lab - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna che ha realizzato Emiloc (nella foto), una capsula robotica ingeribile che renderà l’esame endoscopico una pratica routinaria ed indolore. Quanto basta per parlare di innovazione al servizio del vero progresso.

              Sony sviluppa batterie allo zucchero   

    post tratto da Tecnomagazine

    Sony ha dichiarato di aver sviluppato delle batterie a base di zucchero.
    Attraverso una soluzione a base di glucosio la casa nipponica è in grado di generare l’elettricità necessaria per alimentare un lettore musicale con un paio di speaker.
    L’involucro esterno di questo dispositivo è stato realizzato con plastica vegetale e misura 3.9 cm cubici.
    L’energia generata, 50mW, viene prodotta dalla sintesi degli enzimi.
    Gli elettroni e gli ioni di idrogeno estratti dalla soluzione di glucosio seguono due strade: gli ioni di idrogeno passano attraverso una membrana separatrice per giungere al catodo dove assorbono ossigeno dall’aria per produrre acqua come sottoprodotto.
    Il settore logicamente è ancora in via di sviluppo, ma Sony ha fatto intendere che alla data di lancio non manca poi così molto, e chissà se magari per ricaricarle basteranno due cucchiani di zucchero come per il caffè!

              La sveglia-cuscino per svegliarsi dolcemente   

    post tratto da Tecnomagazine

    La sveglia è sempre un tormento e suona sempre immancabilmente troppo troppo presto. Una soluzione in embrione per un risveglio più soft era già stata proposta dal designer Meng Fandi con la sveglia vibrante ma ora ne hanno studiata un’altra ancora più soft e ugualmente efficace.
    Per dare un’idea di quanto naturale sia il risveglio, basti pensare che si tratta di una sveglia-cuscino. Si imposta l’ora desiderata attraverso un’interfaccia molto semplice posta su un lato della stessa e poi si va a nanna. E dopo?
    Il cuscino riconosce le varie fasi del sonno e si autoregola per cominciare a “suonare” 45 minuti prima dell’orario scelto. Da quei 45 minuti il cuscino comincerà ad emettere una lieve luminosità che diventerà sempre più intensa con l’avvicinarsi dell’ora di svegliarsi, simulando una vera aurora e portare l’organismo a prepararsi naturalmente al risveglio.
    Grazie a questa tecnologia non invadente, è indicato per tutti, indipendentemente dal sonno più o meno profondo. Si tratta ancora di un concept purtroppo e non si sa quando vedrà la luce (è proprio il caso di dirlo) in Europa.

              European Venture Contest, i Venture Capitalist cercano aziende da premiare   
    L'European Venture Contest è la competizione a livello europeo rivolta a imprese technology based ad alto potenziale di sviluppo alla ricerca di investitori e/o partner industriali.
    Inaugurata lo scorso anno, EVC è ora nuovamente in cerca di giovani e promettenti imprese tecnologiche
    L’evento si terrà a Torino il 18 e 19 ottobre 2007 presso la nuova sede di I3P nella Cittadella Politecnica .
    A questo indirizzo maggiori informazioni
              Google mette i dipendenti a pedalare   

    Google si conferma azienda attentissima alle condizioni fisiche dei suoi dipendenti, dopo il post dedicato alle piscine d'allenamento che i dipendenti del Google Plex hanno a disposizione, ecco un'altra bella iniziativa per incentivare tutti i dipendenti ad arrivare al lavoro in bicicletta o addirittura roller-blade, forti !!
    Una bella iniziativa che Google sta sostenendo in tutto il mondo per sensibilizzare i propri dipendenti verso un atteggiamento più rispettoso dell'ambiente.
    Come funziona? In pratica è stato chiesto di trovare un mezzo di trasporto alternativo ed ecologico per venire in ufficio. I più temerari si sono presentati in roller-blade, altri ne hanno approfittato per venire a piedi, in bicicletta o con i mezzi pubblici.
    Ma questa giornata speciale non poteva finire così.
    Ciascun dipendente di Google Europa ha ricevuto una grande sorpresa.
    All'arrivo in ufficio hanno trovato su ogni singolo desk un casco brandizzato Google e un invito a visitare un sito Internet dove poter ordinare, all'interno di un catalogo di biciclette rigorosamente Google branded, quella che più li piaceva. Un bel regalo che la società ha fatto loro per festeggiare sia la primavera che il "Global Alternative Transportation Day".
    Non resta che mettersi in sella e... pedalare.

    articolo tratto da Fitnessblog.it

              Yesterday's Dr visit   
    I went for my appointment to follow up on the headache issues. Since I have been battling these for 5 years now, and they are beginning to escalate again, she is referring me to a specialty clinic. This particular clinic is 120 miles away in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's called Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute (MHNI).

    After viewing the website information, I believe that this is a good fit for me. I am kind of dreading the length of time that it may take to get in, but I ...
              : 22 reasons why you should stop masturbation   
    Masturbation makes you weak, it drains protein and calcium content in the body Masturbation creates nervousness and neurological problems
    Franklin Roosevelt the 32nd President of the USA once said this, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”
     I think the voters in Malaysia over decades have felt emasculated in many ways thinking that the people who represent us care little for our welfare. They rule over us as like an alien power. We feel distanced from government and unable to have a say in what truly affects us on a daily basis. This can be very frustrating even depressing.

    Sometimes however government works and when it does it affects us all and brings immense benefit to the people. I like to cite an example to show how our neighbourhood became a little better off because we had the channel to voice our proposals and to have it heard and considered. I know this is a rare story nevertheless we are thankful for the small improvements in Selangor. 

    About 10 years ago when we moved in to Pinggiran USJ, there was a sizable piece of land next to our taman. Approximateky 3ha. When we purchased our house, we were told that the empty land was an MPSJ reserved land. As years went by we heard of the possibility of an eatery or hawker center, a motel with sports facilities, a driving range, even a shopping complex etc.  Many a times I drove by and saw people in their long sleeve shirts parking their Mercedes surveying the empty land with rolled out maps and drawings of the area.  I, as with all our neighbours were obviously very concerned. As it is we have so little public spaces and the last thing we wanted was another concrete mall next to our taman.

    In 2010, I served as the Chairman of USJ3ABCD Residents Association and because of that was onboard the MPSJ Residents Committee for Zone 3 (JKP Zone 3).  The Committee was under the leadership of then Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran who is now the ADUN of Bukit Gasing.  Afraid that another shopping mall or concrete building was to come up instead of a recreational space, I drafted a proposal in March 2011 through the JKP, the idea of an Ecological Urban Forest. We called it the Z3 Eco Forest. The JKP accepted the idea and we presented the proposal to the Council.  MPSJ approved the idea and on Nov 11th 2011, the Subang Jaya community together with a private school nearby planted 1,111 trees in the area, officiated and supported by our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh.    

    Today, 6 years later, the Park is fully supported by MPSJ and earthworks is being carried out.  This is a win for the Residents of Pinggiran Subang Jaya and Subang Jaya at large as we will have an Urban Forest right in our township. I was told that because of the Urban Forest the value of the properties in the area would also escalate.

     In the midst of all the skepticism and frustration of government working for the people here is a success story.  When government works, and the people’s interest are heard; residents are happy and the state prospers. It works only when ordinary voters, residents, neighbors care enough to get  involved in resident groups or committees.  I can only imagine this on a larger scale, perhaps one day not just in Subang Jaya or Selangor, but the whole Malaysia when we can then fully comprehend Roosevelt’s quote; “The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” 

    The ambitious proposal included these facilities:

    The proposed facilities available on Z3 Eco Forest are as follows:
    1)      A 2Km walking and jogging path around the park.
    2)      A bicycle path along the walking and jogging track
    3)      Ponds and streams along the path
    4)      Picnic and Playground area with water features and landscape
    5)      An arts and cultural center approx 2000 square feet
    6)      A small amphitheatre
    7)      A Eco Farm
    8)      Parking

    The Empty land before 2011

    View towards the kindergarten in 2011

              Decree from Pope Roger on the Williamson Affaire   
    The Remnant linked today to an important announcement in the Observatore Silicano. From the Taj Mahoney in Los Angeles, Pope Roger (in a declaration signed by himself and two officials of the American Jewish Committee) decreed that Bp. Richard Williamson was banned from Catholic facilities in the Archdiocese. So what? I can't imagine any member of, or lay adherent to, the Society, much less Bishop Williamson, spending a whole lot of time on Pope Roger's property. The whole point and beauty of being SSPX in L.A. is that you can ignore Pope Roger!

    But his Holiness further declared as follows:
    "Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not—and may never become—a member," said a commentary signed jointly by Mahony, head of the nation's largest archdiocese, and two officials of the American Jewish Committee.

    "The cardinal wishes to send a clear signal to the Jewish community that Williamson is not a member or even welcome in the Catholic Church until he renounces his views," said Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the archdiocese.

    Hmm. So Bp. Williamson isn't a member of the Catholic Church and may never become one? It seems that crazy Kraut antipope Ratzinger has it all wrong, huh, your Holiness? We're so glad we have you could take time from your liturgical dancing at the annual Religious Education Conference (and your federal grand jury investigation) to declare what Bp. Williamson's status is and to do so jointly with two Jewish guys who themselves aren't members of the Catholic Church.

    I guess this is just one of the next logical steps after setting up your own liturgical rules contrary to Roman authority...to declare for yourself who is and who isn't Catholic, even if you don't have territorial jurisdiction over such persons.

    Then again, wouldn't it be cool if Bishops could do such things? I can't imagine it would be difficult to find some Bishop somewhere to declare Pope Roger to be forever and irreconcilably outside the Church.
              Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics announces Marketing Authorisation Application for FKB327 accepted for review by European Medicines Agency.   
              Tech Times   
    Tech Times covers news on technological innovation and how business and technology intersects, influences and impacts different markets and industries to bring about cultural transformation in our lives, and how that is relevant in our increasingly interconnected world.
              Frag This!   
    Okay, this one is firmly in the technical part of my knowledge. So it's 10:42 pm and I'm still at work. I probably will be at work for a while longer. Why you ask? Because sometimes you just have to learn the hard way that not every utility works the way you'd like it to.

    Let's see...where best to begin? I think I'll start with about 3:30 pm when I was gathering information on my servers to document my network (yes, Grey, you've gotten to me. I need a network diagram). So there I am, writing down the volume sizes and how much free space is left on them, and low and behold one of my servers has an "interesting" situation. It seems that out of a 70 Gig hard drive (it's actually a series of hard drives in a RAID configuration) there's only 1 Gig available free space. This doesn't seem right to me, so I go through all the network shares and check their sizes, and then I check all the regular directories and their sizes, and it all adds up to only about 35 or 40 Gig. Where in Hades did my other 35 Gig wander off to. The next logical step is to check the fragmentation level of this particular server. This is where it gets interesting. Apparently, this machine is more than 50% fragmented. "No problem!" you say? "Just run the defragmentation utility!" you say? Yeah, I tried that, but unfortunantly, the utility requires at least 15% of total drive space to run efficiently. With only 1 Gig left, I don't have the kind of space. To make matters worse, this server is the storage location for all of the users' profiles and document storage directories. This means that I can't start moving things around until after hours.

    So now it's after hours. I move out enough of the directories to clear out the required 15% of the hard drive space, and I run defrag. Much to my surprise, instead of gaining disk space back, I wind up loosing disk space with every run. Every time I hope that it's just a matter of cleaning up some of the fragmented files. So every time, I clear some more files out and try running defrag again (and again, and again).

    Finally, I view one of the defrag reports a little more carefully. As it turns out, there are two files that simply won't be defragmented. Those two files are \System Volume Information\36{38008..... basically they are paging files. My lovely, little, harmless 2 Gig paging files have grown to the size of 35 Gig based solely on fragmentation levels. The file itself is only 2 Gig in size, but due to fragmentation, this little gem takes up 35 Gigs of hard drive space. It seems that the built in defragmentation utility isn't capable of defragmenting an active page file. Every time I run defrag it uses memory (so the paging file grows) and because it's the active paging file, it doesn't get defragmented so I loose space instead of gaining it.

    How do you get out of this fine mess I've gotten myself into? I'm so glad you asked. You need to delete the paging file by going into virtual memory and setting it to "None". By the way, Windows doesn't like this idea, and it will warn you that this is a "Very Bad Thing (tm)". Once you remove the file, you'll need to reboot. Then, after the reboot, you need to recreate your paging file with a more reasonable size (say 2 Gig). Now you'll need to reboot again. Suddenly, the drive that was was reporting 1 Gig free, now says it has over 55 Gigs free! It's amazing.

    So here I sit at 11:00 pm. Putting files back where I found them, and trying to recreate the file structure exactly as it was. I'm sure there are going to be problems tomorrow morning with files missing for someone. They won't know I was here until after midnight, and frankly, they wouldn't care if they did. It just has to work for them. I've learned a valuable lesson out of all this. It's one that I knew before, but it never hurts to be reminded. Always keep an eye on your fragmentation levels. Run defrag regularly, and for Heaven's sake make sure that the source of your fragmentation problems aren't in your paging files (otherwise the built in defragmentation simply won't work). Now you know! And knowing is half the battle!

    I'm going to go home tonight (actually early tomorrow morning) and kiss my wife and brand new baby daughter (oh yeah! did I forget to mention that? I'll have to blog it another time).

              5 Fakta Jerboa Lompatan Hewan Pengerat Lucu   
    Jerboa bergerak dengan Melompat
    Hidup di Afrika Utara dan Asia, yang berjalan dengan kaki bagian belakang sedangkan lengan depan dan ekor panjangnya sebagai penjaga keseimbangan.

    "Jerboa memiliki gerak yang sangat tidak menentu, yaitu bergerak dengan lintasan zigzag, dan bisa melompat beberapa meter secara vertikal dan horizontal, sedangkan ukuran badan kira-kira sebesar kepalan tangan Anda.

    Jerboa Tidak Minum
    Jerboa mendapatkan semua kelembaban badan dari makanan yang Jerboa makan, sebagian besar tanaman dan serangga.

    Ada 33 Spesies Jerboa
    Enam dari spesies Jerboa berbadan kerdil. Meskipun tidak sepenuhnya teridentifikasi, Jerboa dalam video populer kemungkinan dari spesies Cardiocranius paradoksus, Jerboa kerdil dengan lima jari

    Spesies Jerboa lainnya dengan proporsional tubuh yang paling aneh adalah Jerboa bertelinga panjang, pertama kali tertangkap di film di alam liar pada tahun 2007, dalam sebuah ekspedisi ke Gobi "Zoological Society of London". Dengan ukuran telinga dua-pertiga dari ukuran tubuhnya, Jerboa ini merupakan salah satu hewan yang memiliki telinga terbesar dari rasio tubuh dalam dunia hewan.

    Mengapa telinganya panjang? Ini dapat membantu hewan padang pasir seperti Jerboa bertelinga panjang menjaga suhu tubuh tetap dingin. yaitu saat darah bergerak melalui telinga, maka panas dengan mudah menghilang oleh hembusan angin

    Inggris menggunakan Jerboa sebagai maskot dalam Perang Dunia II.
    Seperti yang terlihat dalam video ini, Jerboa Mesir yang berukuran lebih besar, merupakan tikus tercepat yang kemungkinan terinspirasi Inggris untuk membuat hewan Jerboa sebagai simbol untuk brigade lapis baja negara itu, yang dikenal sebagai Desert Rats.

    Jerboa Bukan Hewan Peliharaan yang Bagus
    Jadi mengapa hewan lucu ini tidak dijadikan hewan peliharaan? Untuk yang satu ini, Jerboa asli yang diekspor dari Afrika dibatasi dari masuk ke Amerika Serikat sejak tahun 2003 karena berhubungan dengan cacar monyet, kata Adam J. Langer, pemimpin tim Karantina dan Perbatasan Pelayanan Kesehatan untuk US Centers for Disease pengendalian dan Pencegahan. Tapi Ada pengecualian khusus untuk penelitian ilmiah.

              Expensive Jewelry Prices White Gold Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring 0.75Cttw G-H Color I1-I2 Clarity   
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              The Future of English in the World of Communication   
    English – History

    Britain’s colonial expansion established the pre-conditions for the global use of English, taking the language from its island birthplace to settlements around the world. The English language has grown up in contact with many others, making it a hybrid language which can rapidly evolve to meet new cultural and communicative needs.

    English in the 20th century

    The story of English has been closely linked to the rise of the US as a superpower that has spread the English language alongside its economic, technological and cultural influence. In the same period, the international importance of other European languages, especially French, has declined.

    Who speaks English?

    There are three kinds of English speaker:

    - Those who speak it as a first language

    - Those for whom it is a second or additional language

    - Those who learn it as a foreign language.

    English is remarkable for its diversity, its propensity to change and be changed. This has resulted in both a variety of forms of English, but also a diversity of cultural contexts within which English is used in daily life.

    The main areas of development in the use and form of English will undoubtedly come from non-native speakers.

    Major International domains of English

    1. Working language of international organizations and conferences
    2. Scientific publications
    3. International banking, economic affairs and trade
    4. Advertising for global brands
    5. Audio-visual cultural products (e.g. film, TV, popular music)
    6. International tourism
    7. Tertiary education
    8. International safety (e.g. ‘airspeak’, ‘seaspeak’)
    9. International law
    10. As a ‘ready language’ in interpretation and translation
    11. Technology transfer
    12. International communication.

    English is the most widespread language on the earth, and it is second only to Mandarin Chinese in the number of people who speak it.

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has five official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

    In the era of communication, English is gaining a strong position.

    English -The most widespread language on the earth - How?

    - When an Indonesian businessman meets a customer from Finland, they converse in English.

    - Airline pilots flying international routes communicate with their controllers in English.

    - 76% of the content of the Internet is in English. (The runners-up are, in order: Japanese, French, German, and Chinese.)

    - Out of 193 countries of the world, 43 are English speaking [http://www.aneki.com/english.html]

    - English is the second most spoken language in the world

    - There are 57 million blogs on the Internet. English and Japanese remain the two most popular languages in the blogosphere. [http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/11/161.html]

    - Most people use English language to communicate using SMS.


    English and computers have seemed, for decades to go together. Computers and the programs which make them useful were largely the invention of English speaking countries. The hardware and software reflect the needs of English language.

    English will continue to be spread via software products and digitized intellectual property.


    • English and the International Economy

    The shifting patterns of trade and new working practices are affecting the use of English language in complex ways. At present there is a considerable increase in the numbers of people learning and using English.

    • English and global culture

    As the number of people using English grows, so second-language speakers are drawn towards the ‘inner circle’ of first-language speakers to the ‘outer circle’ of second-language speakers.

    • English as a leading-edge phenomenon

    English is closely associated with the leading edge of global scientific, technological, economic and cultural developments, where it has been unrivalled in its influence in the late 20th century.

    In four key sectors, the present dominance of English can be expected to give way to a wider mix of languages:

    - The global audio-visual market, especially satellite TV

    - The Internet and computer-based communication including language-related and document handling software

    - Technology transfer and associated processes in economic globalization

    - Foreign-language learning, especially in developing countries where growing regional trade may make other languages of increasing economic importance.

    • A bilingual future

    There is a growing belief among language professionals that the further will be a bilingual one, in which an increasing proportion of the world’s population will be fluent speakers of more than one language.

    • Social value shifts

    The spread of English has been made more rapid in recent years as a consequence of decisions and actions taken by governments, institutions and individuals.

    The economic argument for English also may be challenged as developing countries make more careful evaluations of the costs and benefits of mass educational programmes in the English language.

    Language shift

    In many parts of the world there are ongoing shifts in the status of English.

    In the countries listed below, the use of English for International communication is largely increasing:

    - Argentina

    - Belgium

    - Costa Rica

    - Denmark

    - Ethiopia

    - Honduras

    - Lebanon

    - Burma

    - Nepal

    - The Netherlands

    - Nicaragua

    - Norway

    - Panama

    - Somalia

    - Sudan

    - Surinam

    - Sweden

    - Switzerland

    - United Arab Emirates.

    DISCLAIMER: I have taken some information and print screens from an eBook at http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-elt-future.pdf.

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              System Development Engineer, Electrical, Controls & Mechatronics - Dovre Group - Kansas   
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Development of electrical system architecture and logical schematics. · Development of vehicle topology,...
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              Importance: Scientific- Medical and physiological ... for taxon Myxine glutinosa Linnaeus, 1758   
    Note "Importance: Scientific- Medical and physiological research (Has 3 hearts, 1 without nerves)" for taxon Myxine glutinosa Linnaeus, 1758 has been added by Mary Kennedy via the MS Access interface on 2009-02-16T09:43:45+00:00
              Radiology Technologist - Ellis Hospital - Schenectady, NY   
    Current ARRT registry preferred and possessing a current New York State license of Radiologic Technology. Barium, contrast agents....
    From Ellis Medicine - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:52:12 GMT - View all Schenectady, NY jobs
              Reply by PallasAthene   
    Hi again OP! there are a lot of people who rely on sophisticated arguments and "secret knowledge" to persuade you theirs is the right side - this is part of the game. anyone withholding knowledge from you and only giving you a little should not be logically trusted. einstein said...
              Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 865798)   
    Sorry, I can't grasp that logic. Let me give you another example. If their is a ruling elite that truly cares about humanity, then why let the world population reach the point where the depletion of the natural resources and the complete collapse of all animal life is a certainty?...
              Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 29659065)   
    Sorry, I can't grasp that logic. Let me give you another example. If their is a ruling elite that truly cares about humanity, then why let the world population reach the point where the depletion of the natural resources and the complete collapse of all animal life is a certainty?...
              Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 865798)   
    Then why would "they" be destroying Mother Earth? Raping the resources like there is no tomorrow. I can't how they care for us when they are destroying this planet. No, what you are saying doesn't make sense... [/quote] I'll give you a logical reason. Not...
              My brother and family's astrological numbers   
    Mystical forum
    Reply #1
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    0805, 085, 1987, 805, 2913, 524, 619, 0619, 5151, 1510, and the jackpot games set below

    05, 08, 29, 13, 19, 24, 9,

    26, 02, 17, 53, 38, 30.
              Rehabilitation Therapist - Bayshore-Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) - Greater Toronto Area, ON   
    The Rehabilitation Therapist (RT) is responsible for providing clinical services to clients in a variety of programs and settings. Working as a member of a
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              Si-a uns parul cu maioneza dupa care l-a incalzit cu foehn-ul cateva minute. Pare fara logica ce face, dar rezultatul e WOW! Uite cum arata dupa ce s-a spalat pe cap   
    Unele trucuri de infrumusetare par ciudate, insa sunt cu adevarat eficiente si dau rezultate. Spre exemplu, stiati ca va puteti imbunatati calitatea parului cu maioneza? Tot ce trebuie sa faceti este sa o aplicati pe podoaba capilara si sa o intindeti foarte bine pe firele de par, insistand in zona scalpului. Pentru a actiona mai […]
              Facebook’s Sex Offender discrimination policy under attack   
    Civil rights group calls on Zuckerberg to follow Supreme Court’s lead Washington, D.C. — Representing nearly a million American citizens and their families, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is asking Facebook to permit registered sex offenders to create and maintain user accounts on the world’s largest forum for social communication for the first time since early 2009. On June 19, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting access to social media sites such as Facebook are unconstitutional when applied to registered citizens who are no longer under any form of judicial sentencing such as probation or post-release supervision. A week after the unanimous decision was handed down, NARSOL’s Executive Director, Brenda V. Jones, sent a letter on behalf of the civil rights group’s board of directors calling on Zuckerberg and Facebook to end its nine-year-old policy prohibiting registered citizens from creating or maintaining accounts. Facebook—along with the then much larger MySpace—was browbeaten into a 2008 agreement with state attorneys general prohibiting registered citizens from accessing its online forum for social networking. Since then, Facebook has grown from 150 million users to nearly 1.4 billion, a fact noted by the eight supreme court justices who decided in favor of Lester Packingham and against a NC law prohibiting access to social media. NARSOL’s letter is addressed personally to Mark Zuckerberg and cites to Facebook’s newly revised mission statement: To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,  and its logical connection with these words from the Supreme Court’s decision: “Even convicted criminals—and in some instances especially convicted criminals—might receive legitimate benefits from these means for access to the world of ideas, in particular if they seek to reform and to pursue lawful and rewarding lives.” “This is the next logical step to take,” said Brenda Jones, NARSOL’S executive director. “Denying First Amendment rights to American citizens based solely upon status or a pejorative label has now been condemned by the highest court in the land. Now it’s time for Facebook to take this even further by removing its blanket ban.” “The world has changed considerably since 2008. It’s nearly impossible for a person to function without access to these ubiquitous forums for keeping up with family and friends, exchanging photos, discussing ideas, expressing opinions for and against whatever happens to interest you. The Court recognized this in its decision. It’s time Facebook did the exact same thing. Bring down this un-American ban, Mr. Zuckerberg!” Jones concluded.
              Skomentuj Poziom oceanów rośnie coraz szybciej – to już nie przewidywania, tylko obserwacje, którego autorem jest yamata   
    Ja cię! Straszne! Już zasuwam do Decathlona po maskę do nurkowania... 3 mm przez 21 lat. Odczuwalne! Normalnie teraz woda będzie mi zalewać klapki, chociaż właściwie to jeszcze nie, sprawdziłem... ;) Za 100 lat może to i być 1,5 cm. Na pewno nie zdążymy umknąć i już się potopiliśmy. A właściwie to nasi potomkowie, biedaczki skazani przez nas na ten los. Bo nam już to będzie zwisać i powiewać kalafiorem... I oczywiście ludzkość sobie z tym nie poradzi. Dostosowując się czy choćby wynosząc powoli na inne planety. Na których też działają zjawiska takie jak klimat czy jego efekty, jak erozja. Jeśli jesteśmy tak durni, że nie damy z tym rady, to pech, selekcja naturalna i nie mamy prawa żyć. Nie na kapryśnej planecie Ziemia, która w swojej burzliwej geologicznej historii nie takie zmiany wprowadzała... Zaiste, można o tym pisać, ale alarmować w katastroficznych tonach to nawet nie jest głupie, to żałosne...
              Comment on Benedict Is No Friend Of Ours by Joseph D'Hippolito   
    Perhaps Benedict is viewed as a "disappointment" because people viewed his career through their own ideological spectacles? A lot of people view John Paul II as a staunch theological conservative when he was anything but (his arbitrary revisionism of Catholic teaching on capital punishment proves that). In John Paul II's case, I believe his uncompromising opposition to Communism (and its bastard stepchild, Liberation Theology) -- especially compared to many church figures -- motivated political conservatives to view him according to their own ideological categories, complete with all the implied assumptions they carry. I think that was especially true here in the United States.
              Process Engineer I - Raytheon - Dallas, TX   
    Several processes areautomated with programmable logic controllers (PLC). Raytheon Precision Manufacturing (RPM) is a leader inhigh precision manufacturing....
    From Raytheon - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:08:31 GMT - View all Dallas, TX jobs
              Metro D, aperti i primi cantieri   

    3 scavi per la nuova linea Eur Magliana-Talenti

    Le trivelle al lavoro nel sottosuolo di viale Adriatico, piazzale Ionio e piazza Fiume. Saranno effettuati 22 sondaggi. Avrà 24 stazioni e sarà lunga 22 chilometri E tre fermate toccheranno il centro. Il treno arriverà per la prima volta a Trastevere: piazza San Cosimato e via Nievo.

    Tre trivelle che scavano nel sottosuolo di viale Adriatico, piazzale Ionio e piazza Fiume. Tre piccoli cantieri, avvolti da transenne con su impressa una scritta stilizzata, che indica la nuova frontiera del trasporto romano: «Metrò D». Sì, il "treno" per la quarta linea Eur-Talenti è partito, anche se non si sa quando arriverà a "destinazione".

    Comincia a muovere i primi passi, comunque, grazie ai sondaggi inaugurati nei giorni scorsi e che saranno eseguiti lungo l'intero tracciato della futura underground.

    "Roma metropolitane", la società guidata da Chicco Testa che sta seguendo la gara per la C e i lavori della B1, ha avviato l'operazione metrò "D" con 140 mila euro finanziati per i 22 sondaggi necessari alla lettura archeologica e geotecnica dei terreni. Lo studio di fattibilità del tracciato è iniziato, le trivellazioni del sottosuolo serviranno a realizzare la progettazione preliminare e dureranno, complessivamente, sette settimane.

    La cura del ferro, pur se tra mille difficoltà, inizia a decollare. Questa settimana il pre-Cipe ha autorizzato il finanziamento per il metrò "C" (Clodio-Pantano). E, adesso parte la progettazione della "D", già prevista dal nuovo piano regolatore. Attraverserà la città da nord a sud, intersecando la "B" a Magliana, la "A" a Barberini, la "C" a largo Argentina, la "B1" a viale Jonio. «Il nostro obiettivo è arrivare a un sistema metropolitano coordinato e coerente», spiega il sindaco Veltroni. E la quarta linea è un tassello decisivo di un disegno di mobilità efficiente. Chiude "l'anello" costituito dai quattro metrò, consente una migliore accessibilità al centro (con conseguente alleggerimento del traffico), e l'attraversamento di zone residenziali e commerciali della città consolidata.

    La linea "D" avrà 24 stazioni e sarà lunga 22 chilometri: da piazzale dell'Agricoltura, zona Eur, a Talenti, con capolinea a via Ojetti. Passando per il centro storico con le stazioni di largo Argentina, piazza San Silvestro, piazza Barberini. Per la prima volta, se il progetto andrà in porto, il metrò entrerà nel cuore di Trastevere e i romani potranno prendere i treni a piazza San Cosimato, via Nievo e, più giù, alla stazione del quartiere, in fondo a viale Trastevere. Da sud, il tracciato partirà all'Eur, supererà il Tevere in galleria profonda e si dirigerà verso Magliana Nuova. Poi, più su verso lungotevere Dante, Eur Fermi e il cuore della città.

    Dopo aver di nuovo superato il Tevere all'altezza dell'isola Tiberina, il treno continuerà la sua corsa verso nord-est, all'interno della Mura Aureliane: qui, incrocerà la "A" a Barberini e la futura "C" a largo Argentina (in alternativa all'ipotesi di una stazione a piazza Venezia). La linea attraverserà poi il quartiere Trieste-Salario (stazioni a piazza Fiume, piazza Verbano e Buenos Aires), per poi deviare a est verso Prati Fiscali, Talenti (viali Jonio e Adriatico) e per andare a "morire" al capolinea attestato oltre via Ojetti.

    Il capitolo dei finanziamenti resta il nodo aperto. Il metro C sarà realizzato con i fondi pubblici di Stato, Comune e Regione, e in Campidoglio già si è aperta la pratica per la nuova linea. Non è escluso che il governo possa, in futuro, aprire la borsa per completare la cura del ferro per la capitale. Ma non è nemmeno improbabile che, per la prima volta, si tenti la strada del project financing: un'opera realizzata e gestita interamente dai privati. Lo prevede la legge. E i candidati, c'è da giurarci, non mancheranno.


    di Alberto Mattone
    da La Repubblica 

    Ho approfittato del vostro spazio per parlare un po' della nostra città: l'articolo credo meriti attenzione. Grazie per la disponibilità.

              I paesaggi di Bruce Chatwin a Roma   

    Ancora per pochi giorni, fino al 17 Febbraio, per chi riuscisse a liberarsi degli impegni di
    lavoro (visto l’orario d’apertura 11-19 Domenica e festivi chuso..), un evento che sicuramente merita di essere
    preso in considerazione.
    Per chi ama vivere nelle immagini di un paesaggio incantato, che ci riporta nelle atmosfere
    di Sepulveda, Chatwin e Coloane. In quel Chile di pescatori e balenieri, nei fiordi
    dell’emisfero australe. A rivivere immagini e posti dimenticati dal tempo.
    Da non lasciarsi sfuggire.




    Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 3 (00186)

    +39 0668492009 (info), +39 066872834 (fax)



    L’Istituto Italo-Latino Americano ha il piacere di riproporre, nell’ambito delle
    manifestazioni dedicate al Quarantennale della sua fondazione, la
    mostra “La Patagonia di Bruce Chatwin”, che si inaugurò con grande successo
    nel gennaio del 1997.

    Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989), dopo aver abbandonato una promettente carriera di
    gallerista da Sotheby’s a Londra, iniziò quella dello scrittore di viaggi con interessi
    antropologici manifestando una irresistibile attrazione verso il nuovo e lo
    sconfinato. Nel 1974 cominciò il viaggio in Patagonia raccontato nel libro, sempre
    attuale, che porta lo stesso titolo (Ed. Adelphi) e che è stato giudicato “il più originale libro di
    viaggi di questi ultimi tempi”.

    “Bruce - come scriveva Stefano Malatesta nella presentazione del catalogo
    realizzato in occasione della mostra del gennaio del 1997 – “ha ammirato i ghiacciai
    scintillanti, le foreste pietrificate, i torrenti tumultuosi, la terribilità dei luoghi circondati
    dal mare più burrascoso del pianeta” e ce li propone, questi luoghi, popolati da una
    pittoresca ed eterogenea umanità, dove si incontrano “uno dopo l’altro, peones e
    proprietari, allevatori scozzesi e gallesi e gauchos argentini, lavoratori dell’isola
    Chiloé, piloti d’aereo lituani e preti antropologi, marinai e cacciatori”.

    Le oltre quaranta fotografie in bianco e nero esposte all’IILA rappresentano
    una preziosa testimonianza di questa regione così affascinante, rievocatrice di
    meravigliose avventure nell’immaginario collettivo di tutti noi.



              Senza titolo   

    ...Nuovo Parco al Laurentino...


    In un periodo, di battaglie ecologiche, vere o presunte...

    mi fa piacere riportare questa notizia, e di conseguenza, comunicare ai romani

    la nascita di questo nuovo parco, soprattutto nel tentativo, arduo,

    di riqualificare una delle zone più degradate di roma.

    Riporto testualemnte il testo: Sito del Comune di Roma

    Inaugurato il parco del Laurentino, oltre un ettaro e mezzo di verde pubblico dalle parti di via Corrado Govoni. L'area doveva essere tagliata in due da un'autostrada, ma grazie ad anni di impegno del Comune e dei comitati di quartiere ora è un parco attrezzato, con giochi per i bambini e piste ciclo-pedonali.

    Il parco è stato intitolato ad Eros Corizza, un ragazzo del quartiere scomparso a 21 anni nel 2004, quando si ribaltò il pullman su cui viaggiava per una gita scolastica.

    I lavori per riqualificare l'area e attrezzare il parco sono costati 450 mila euro. Realizzati, tra l'altro, un nuovo sistema di illuminazione e un parcheggio lungo via Govoni. A fine 2007 l'avvio della seconda fase, con l'estensione del parco a due ettari. Prevista anche la costruzione di un impianto per skateboard e pattinaggio con piste, rampe, tribune e un edificio per servizi. Costo complessivo, un milione di euro.


              Re: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?   

    I have not thought of adding my blog to my will but I have actually made plans to preserve a static site that I have been running for about two years now. The site in question contains all the genealogical data of my family. The hosting fees have been prepaid for 20 years (hope the hosting company lasts that long) and upon my death a nephew will continue to maintain the information for all the generations to come. This nephew will make similar arrangements and so on and so on. Sounds corny I know, but why bother to collect all the information if it is not going to be preserved for a long time. I find myself in a position where my family is dispersed all over the world. This site is in some cases the only link the family members still have with one another. I think it is worth preserving.

              Egyptian Cycling History - Then and Now - Subversive Photo Series   
    In this latest installment of our "Subversive Cycling Photos" series, we travel to Egypt. The same utterings are heard here as most other places. About how "it's too hot to cycle" and "oh, but we never had urban cycling here..." With these historical photos, we once again bust some myths, like we've done for Singapore, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, New South Wales, Vancouver, Oslo, Dublin, Canberra, etc.

    Copenhagenize Design Company has had the pleasure of hosting architect and urban planner, Ahmed Tarek Al-Ahwal, on an exchange from Egypt made possible by the support of the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute. He curated these photographs highlighting a long and proud history of using the bicycle as transport in his country.

    By Ahmed Tarek Al-Ahwal

    Egypt's President Sisi has been on a bike ride or two, like this one in 2014. He has said that Egyptians should cycle more and that the country can save 16 Egyptian pounds for each 20 km cycled. He has, however, failed to provide any infrastructure.

    In the recent memory of some Egyptians, cycling used to serve a much wider group of users than today. Residents in Port Said, a port city on the Suez Canal, are proud that cycling used to be their main mode of transportation. Indeed, during rush hour, the ferries were loaded with the bicycles of employees going to work. It´s a narrative that is heard in many other cities, usually followed by remarks about how women and children used to feel much safer cycling in cities and how there used to be many more bike shops - especially those serving a double-purpose. Shops that were also garages that would clean, repair and store bikes overnight.

    Stories of huge bicycle racks next to office buildings, factories and schools are heard across the nation, from the north to the south. The textile factory in Shebin, a city in the northern Nile Delta used to host one of those, which was removed after cycling disappeared under the weight of car-centric planning.

    Egyptian Cycling History
    A bicycle rushing past an omnibus, Port Said, late 19th century.

    Egyptian Cycling History
    Cairo, early 20th century

    Egyptian Cycling History
    College Saint Marc students, Alexandria, early 20th century

    Egyptian Cycling History Egyptian Cycling History
    Left: A magazine article about the opening of a factory in Qena, south of Egypt. Factories were associated with bicycles in the 1960s.
    Right: Bike shops used to be a very common sight, catering to many clients. Port Said.

    Egyptian Cycling History 1950s
    Caption reads: “University girls in Asyut are more practical than their colleagues, overcoming traffic problems by using bicycles” a quote from a magazine. Asyut 1960s.

    Egyptian Cycling History 1935
    Street scene, 1935.

    Egyptian Cycling History 1980
    Bicycles were a normal sight on the streets, at least through the 1980s.

    See more historical photos from Egyptian cycling history here.

    Cycling Persists in Egypt

    Egyptian Cycling Culture
    “Change the way you commute” An advertisement in Tahrir square for vacation houses on the red sea coast. Summer 2016.

    For many Egyptians, like other places around the world, cycling has become something unusual. Something subcultural, something done by poor messengers to transport goods, something for kids to do or a tool for advertising luxury, gated communities (photo, above).

    Egyptian Cycling Culture
    Bike parking at a school in Assiout, Southern Egypt. Photo credits: Yusuf Halim.

    In many areas in the south of Egypt and the Nile delta, one can, however, still witness a wide variety of bicycle users. In Assiout, in the more conservative south, one can still see huge bike racks in schools (above) and public buildings.

    Egyptian Cycling Culture
    Bicycle user on a vintage bike. Photo credits: Osama Aiad

    While in other cities, men in their 50s or 60s riding vintage bicycles serves as a reminder that cycling is not alien to Egyptian minds and culture.

    Egyptian Cycling Culture
    Bread delivery man riding in a Cairo street while holding wooden trays and reading a newspaper. Source: facebook page; Everyday Egypt

    When former bicycle users from this generation are asked about the reasons for the decrease in cycling modal share, they talk about the change of time, about the era where cars were much less and streets safer and you could feel safe about your kids rushing on their own through the streets. They also talk about the availability of bike racks near homes and work, and services around the city. All practical reasons that could easily be addressed by cities that aim to have less congested, less polluted streets with a better quality of life that is not exclusive to luxurious gated communities. Not to mention a healthy density and an economic alternative to sprawl.

    Egyptian Cycling Culture

    Unlike the old era, attempts to build bike infrastructure in the few last years in Egypt haven’t achieved the required goals. Instead of being used as an example of how cycling doesn’t fit the Egyptian culture, these projects must be addressed critically.

    Egyptian Cycling Culture
    A symbolic stretch of bike lane.

    The bicycle lanes painted on the Shahid corridor, an 8-lane highway in the desert, 14 km from the center of Cairo and 3 km from the nearest residential low density suburban area doesn’t seem to be a logical location to start.

    The UNDP project of cycling lanes in Shebin are often ignored by bicycle users; the lanes deal poorly with intersections, also they don’t provide enough safety for bike users from traffic and are very vulnerable to be overtaken by car parking.

    Safety and the perception of safety is a main issue keeping down the numbers of bike users and, if not addressed properly with infrastructure, cycling will not rise again as transport in Egyptian cities.

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    Most generally but most straightforwardly, surveillance narratives relying heavily on satellite and GPS imagery indicate the place surveillance technologies have come to hold in the formations of geopolitics, particularly through the integration of system and subject. This integration can be traced directly to the manner in which surveillance is incorporated into a film’s storyline, but, perhaps more importantly, also to its increasingly privileged place as an aspect of cinematic continuity systems. What one finds in films that incorporate locative technology and satellite imaging is that both systems serve dual and interrelated purposes: to visually establish an individual subject from a great distance, and to find a technological means within the narrative for motivating crosscutting between shots that construct elaborate plot connections between spaces, people, events, and actions. Whether they include a liberal surface critique of surveillance in their narrative, or unabashedly celebrate the spectacle of global surveillance, such films work to legitimize that caricatured element of the “world image.”

    There are myriad examples: In the seminal example of such films, Enemy of the State, the numerous shots coded as satellite images, targeting the protagonist from high above, visually situate him in a variety of complex urban spaces. These shots are then “put into play” as they are crosscut with shots of the satellites themselves in orbit, the satellite operation center, and other figures in the political drama that unfolds.

    GPS imaging, a digitally animated rendering of a figure in a given space enabled by satellite locative technologies, serves a similar purpose in these narratives, and is used both alongside and interchangeably with satellite photography. The image, though this time arguably more mediated by digital animation than photographic images, is designed to show a point on a map from above. These data visualizations appear in the same cinematic genre and with an almost identical narrative function as the satellite photography—to visually pinpoint a singular figure within a broad narrative and visual context—and thus GPS also provides a tie between the general and the particular, an individual body and a system. Satellite and GPS images often serve the function of establishing shots, providing the context for the individual storylines that will develop either within the entire film, or within the scene that shot is establishing. Here, however, the establishing shot is a continuous presence, insistently tying the individual’s image and action to its context—a context that includes not just the space the satellite provides an image of, but the space that includes the satellite—a world system in which satellite technologies have an integral part, both symbolic and literal. The cinematic satellite image is, like many surveillance moments within these narratives, a type of point-of-view shot—an image that, insofar as it is highlighted as a technologized vision set apart from the other cinematic images, insistently refers back to itself as much as it refers to the objects it provides images of.

    The satellite and GPS images within these films also clearly function as a narrative device, a technique that motivates crosscutting or establishes other cinematic forms of narrative connectivity. The satellite or GPS image almost never exists as a signifying image in and of itself; instead it is used as a mode of producing narrative relationality across very broad fields, and almost inevitably, in a manner that highlights the individual as a geopolitical subject. Most frequently and simply, this will take the form of a chase scene, in which we see not only what is happening on the ground but also the third and broader term in the chase—the larger agency monitoring and directing the chase through satellite and GPS, an agency that represents the broader political context of the smaller, individual actions below. Within these scenes, the surveillant image and the surveilling agency are frequently the narrative touchstone, the fulcrum of the scene, as much if not more than the protagonist (who is rarely aligned with the surveillant gaze) and in this way, we see the further invitation to the film’s spectators to identify themselves with both the system of surveillance and a globalizing visual logic, even as they are also identified with a character subjected to that system.

    The fact that the great majority of scenes utilizing satellite and GPS are chase scenes that culminate in destruction and often death (though rarely of the protagonist) is crucial to understanding exactly what kind of global system this is: All the films use surveillance technology that visualizes “location” in such a way that it serves as a narrative and stylistic pivot that constructs relationships among individual bodies, inter- and transnational spaces, and broad global systems through economies of violence. The agency and world citizenship of the protagonists of current political action-thrillers is offered only in relation to a violent targeting, even as they gain increased value within a larger symbolic economy of “global” politics. The frequent result is that these films follow both a narrative and spatial trajectory that frequently establishes Americans as geopolitical subjects through monitored immersion in globalized urban locations.

    Enemy of the State, as suggested above, has come to serve as the model for more recent films that incorporate satellite imaging as an integral part of the narrative, and Tony Scott (before his suicide in 2012) was becoming somewhat of a surveillance auteur, continuing these themes and aesthetics in the 2006 action-sci-fi-terrorism-thriller Déjà vu. Enemy of the State tells the fictionalized story of the political intrigue surrounding a bill that allows the U.S. government broad powers of surveillance, pitting corrupt National Security Agency leadership against resistant members of Congress and unwitting citizens. The political tale is told through the filter of one of these citizens, a labor attorney played by Will Smith. With the casting of Smith, Enemy of the State establishes itself as an action-based political film with a personality-based narrative, even before the narrative unfolds. While it is “set” entirely within the U.S., both the political stakes around national security and the use of GPS and satellite within the narrative make this a film that presents domestic concerns (in a number of senses) as on the cusp of global political significance.

    Smith’s character, Robert Dean, finds himself by pure happenstance at the center of this intrigue when an old college buddy surreptitiously drops a computer disk into Dean’s shopping bag as he runs for his life. The disk contains surveillance footage of a congressman’s murder, which Dean’s friend, a wildlife researcher, captured unintentionally with a hidden camera intended to record birds. This series of purely accidental encounters results in a large-scale manhunt (already begun with the chase of the friend who slips the disk to Dean), with the massive technological and political power of the NSA unleashed upon Dean by those responsible for the videotaped murder. The narrative is organized around Dean’s discovery that he is being tracked and then targeted, followed by his attempts to extricate himself from the multiple “framings” used against him as weapons: The constant visual frames of the surveillance he is now under, and the information technology-enabled frame-up in which his professional, financial, and personal life are destroyed such that he will have no credibility should he go public with the video.

    By using the NSA’s access to massive amounts of personal data as the method of targeting Dean alongside its elaborate geo-surveillance operation, the film already effectively elides any distinction between its surveillance system and the myriad economic and social systems through which daily life functions in the contemporary United States. Here, Enemy of the State suggests the dependence of a subject’s position on the “correct” functioning of multiple systems (computer systems, legal systems, financial systems, etc.), which a surveillant narrative structure produces as integrated and thus unstable—a threat to one’s very identity. Ultimately, the film goes to great lengths to demonstrate how an individual’s life, in this case bourgeois domestic life in particular, is inextricably linked to geopolitical concerns; in no uncertain terms, it also makes clear that the tie that binds these realms is a network of surveillance systems.

    Similarly to the visual system described above, in which the pinpointing of an individual is tied to a representation of global totality through satellite imaging, Enemy of the State insists that the political debates about national security versus individual rights come down to a question of how much one’s domestic space can and should be put into relationship with national security practices and geopolitical systems. The increasing intrusion of the NSA into Dean’s life also involves the revelation of his marital problems resulting from a prior affair, and the film moves frequently back and forth between his domestic space and his implication in the political conspiracy. The suggestions of marital difficulty are themselves heavily interspersed with clear visual and narrative representations of an upper-middle-class couple very much in love and happy in the domestic space that they share with their young son. As the surveillance is ratcheted up, the fallout from his infidelity is reactivated and his marriage and domestic life are destabilized; the plot thread in which he evades surveillance, clears his name, and manages to expose the government figures targeting him is joined with the plot thread in which he reconnects with his wife and re-establishes domestic propriety and happiness.

    In and of itself, this is unremarkable—surveillance films are certainly not the only Hollywood narratives in which the establishment or re-establishment of a heterosexual union is provided as the corollary resolution to a parallel or primary narrative thread. As has been argued in numerous contexts, this is the very lifeblood of classical Hollywood narrative. The particular insistence on this formula in this context is notable more for the significance that “intimate,” domestic space comes to hold in a film that is on every other level concerned with presenting as broad an aesthetic and narrative as possible. Unlike the films of the 1970s and 1980s, which feature usually unmarried and often antisocial protagonists attempting to uncover a vast political system, the otherwise paranoid political vision of Enemy of the State returns to a more classical Hollywood formula. The film’s structure and its reliance on heterosexual monogamy to define both discord and resolution imply that geopolitical stakes are in some ways reducible to the domestic stakes of the bourgeois household.

    To drive this point home (as it were), the film closes not with Dean’s successful escape from surveillance but instead with multiple formations of surveillant mediation “managed” within and by domesticity. The final scene presents Dean and his wife sitting on their couch watching television: They have exposed the “bad apples” in the U.S. government with the help of an ex-NSA operative now working as a surveillance expert, Edward Lyle (played by Gene Hackman in what is one of this film’s several references to the earlier canonical surveillance narrative, The Conversation). As they watch the political story from which they have now extricated themselves play out on their television, “resolution” here suggests a return to their proper roles as spectators. As Dean’s wife (also an attorney) shouts her critiques of governmental surveillance at the screen, he playfully turns her comments into a sexual innuendo, and the connection between their position as media consumers, the liberal critique of government overreach, and the stability of their upper-middle-class existence becomes synonymous with narrative resolution.

    The scene continues with Dean flipping through the channels until he sees a live video image of himself, sitting and watching TV. Realizing that this surveillance shot is a perversely playful greeting from his mysterious ally, he responds conversationally to the television as Lyle communicates a message through a series of televised images. Rather than respond with outrage that Lyle has invaded his home, Dean merely teases him—“You are one sick man”—and accepts this “friendly” invasion of his privacy as humorous. The film closes with Dean’s television returning to its usual broadcast in the form of Larry King, who in 1998 was an iconic political talk show host, conducting a discussion about surveillance and national security, followed by a cut to the film’s final imagery: satellite photography of the globe—the “Earth-shot” Lisa Parks cites as the emblematic image of idealized globalization. King’s characteristic political narcissism provides the film’s concluding dialogue in voiceover: “You’ve got no right to come into my home.”

    The contiguity offered between domestic space and global imaging is announced here with little subtlety: A final political comment provided by a televised media figure on the sanctity of domestic space, accompanied by an image of the globe, sets the terms fairly clearly. Even while the media provides critiques of surveillance culture, it is that same mediating presence that provides the link between the “world system” and individual subjects within it. By establishing both a visual and narrative continuity between the personal and the political, the singular and the total, the house and the globe, all through devices of surveillance and mediation, the film indicates that it is in some ways proper domestic work—and the task of the media consumer—to establish one’s place in the global system. The connection to legal and political debates about security versus privacy is clear, but what the film seems to suggest is that ultimately the privacy at stake is that of the liberal bourgeois subject who, even if his or her domestic life isn’t perfect, ultimately has “nothing to hide” and must, like Dean, merely accept with begrudging good humor the pervasiveness of surveillance as part of the economy of mediation in upper-middle-class America.

    A reading of this film through its positioning of the ideal liberal bourgeois subject in a security state is bolstered by the casting of a black actor and celebrity, Will Smith, in the lead role. Beyond its function as a star vehicle for Smith, it is not inconsequential that a film about the unfair targeting of a black man by American surveillance and security operatives takes such pains to emphasize this targeting as an absolute, unequivocal coincidence. Both in the casting of Smith and the implicit reliance on his bankability as an action star, the film narrates the overreach of state surveillance in the 1990s in a framework that completely ignores and even puts under erasure the racial projects of American surveillance (and cinema): the racializing and profiling central to the policing of black populations, the Islamophobic securitization characteristic of the 1990s on through today, and countless others that have rendered the histories of surveillance inseparable from the histories of race in the United States. Instead, Smith is cast in a role that in today’s parlance would be referred to as “postracial” (in terms of both his upward career trajectory and his narrative function within the film), suggesting a significant disavowal at the heart of this critique of surveillance and an investment in the idea that this could happen to anyone (an idea that also has come to define contemporary forms of celebrity, especially as constructed by reality programming).

    If we consider the film’s narrative formulation in relation to the stylistic constructions discussed earlier, what emerges is that Enemy of the State’s narrative efforts to establish the individual subject in relation to a global system do not ultimately serve to highlight the political implications and context of an otherwise individualized subject. Rather, they serve to eclipse historically embodied political experience, particularly as defined by racial identity, in favor of a liberal subject defined in relation to an aesthetic of geopolitics, an aesthetic produced through the incorporation of global imaging and information systems into cinematic continuity devices and broader media culture. This aesthetic in turn serves to centralize and privilege the place of the bourgeois media consumer even as that consumer is shown to be endangered by the very technologies that enable his or her position.

    Excerpted from Surveillance Cinema by Catherine Zimmer. Reprinted with permission from NYU Press.