PayPal finally in South Africa?   
PayPal is the world’s biggest e-commerce enable, used by millions of businesses and individuals worldwide to send and receive funds easily via the web. Due to restrictions by South Africa's Reserve Bank, PayPal has not been allowed to operate in South Africa without a banking licence or without joining forces with a local bank. South...
          Gerente planta manufactura - Dosquebradas, Risaralda   
Como requisito fundamental debe tener experiencia LIDERANDO PROCESOS DE PRODUCCIÓN EN EMPRESAS DE CONFECCIÓN de mínimo 100 operarios en líneas como:....
De Agencia Pública de Empleo - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:28:43 GMT - Ver todos: empleos en Dosquebradas, Risaralda
          Sesc abre seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz na unidade de Garanhuns e em mais 14 cidades do Estado   

O Sesc Pernambuco abre na próxima segunda-feira (3/7) seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz no Recife e Região Metropolitana, no Agreste e Sertão. Serão oferecidas 68 vagas destinadas às atividades administrativas. Os interessados devem se inscrever gratuitamente até o dia 7 de julho, por meio do preenchimento de formulário no endereço eletrônico www.sescpe.org.br.

As oportunidades são para os turnos da manhã e tarde e a carga horária corresponde a quatro horas diárias. Há vagas para as unidades do Sesc no Recife (Santo Amaro, Santa Rita e Casa Amarela) e nas cidades de Jaboatão dos Guararapes (Piedade), São Lourenço da Mata, Goiana, Araripina, Arcoverde, Belo Jardim, Bodocó, Buíque, Caruaru, Garanhuns, Pesqueira, Petrolina, Surubim e Triunfo.

O programa tem duração de um ano e oferece remuneração de R$ 426,00, vale transporte, de acordo com a legislação vigente, além de fardamento para atuação. O edital público simplificado da seleção considera os aspectos legais e outros requisitos, como a situação socioeconômica, educacional e de vulnerabilidade social dos candidatos.

Para concorrer, o interessado precisa, dentre outros requisitos, ter entre 14 e 24 anos incompletos no ato da contratação – este requisito de idade máxima não se aplica à pessoa com deficiência –, cursar do 7º ano em diante do Ensino Fundamental ou, no máximo, ter concluído o Ensino Médio, sem ingresso no Ensino Superior. Não serão validadas as inscrições de participantes com experiência registrada na Carteira de Trabalho e Previdência Social (CTPS) ou anteriormente vinculados ao Sesc PE, por meio do programa Jovem Aprendiz ou contrato empregatício.

O programa Jovem Aprendiz é um projeto do Governo Federal que foi criado a partir da Lei de Aprendizagem (Lei nº 10.097/00), que visa à capacitação profissional de adolescentes e jovens em todo o País.

Serviço:
Seleção Jovem Aprendiz do Sesc
Inscrições gratuitas pelo site: www.sescpe.org.br
Período: de 3 a 7 de julho


          Alexio - Tumba La Casa ft. Daddy, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Ñengo Flow, Zion, Farruko, De la Ghetto   

Letra y acordes de Tumba La Casa

(Letra y música de Alexio, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Ñengo Flow, Zion, Farruko, De la Ghetto)

FA#m                                  DO#7
Tú tienes un booty mami demasiao ridículo
FA#m               DO#7
otro capítulo, róbate el espectáculo
FA#m              DO#7   FA#m           DO#7
esas chapas tan gigantes, imagina to' eso alante
FA#m                              DO#7
alerta de terremoto con eso sacude el building
FA#m                         DO#7
mucho likes y cuando lo sube el G-string
FA#m                             DO#7
una abusadora que está solida
FA#m                                  DO#7
y dale un ñaqui a eso baby amerita.
(This Is The Remix!)

                                 FA#m          DO#7
Quiero que tumbes la casa mami
                 FA#m
diciendote ma', yo quiero sentir tu cuerpo
   DO#7                                 FA#m      DO#7
cuando te pegas, tú me tienes loco mami
                    FA#m                                  DO#7
no puedo mentir, tengo que decir, lo voy a admitir
                                FA#m
estoy buscando una mujer,
           DO#7        FA#m
como tú que lo haga bien
               DO#7         FA#m 
lo que me pides eso te daré
                            DO#7
pero antes de meternos en eso
   FA#m                                  DO#7
aguantemos el proceso y empecemos en esto.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.

                                 FA#m                    DO#7
Barbero tírame los selfies, que estoy bien suelti'
                  FA#m                               DO#7
camino en el aire, por culpa de las perqui'
                           FA#m                        DO#7
la combi bien freshbeach, se mueden los puerquis'
                    FA#m                        DO#7
las nenas nos ven y se mojan como jet ski
                FA#m                        DO#7
oh lara marcy, andamos sin persi'
                               FA#m                 DO#7
aunque me veas con Jordan, goleo como Messi
                FA#m                    DO#7
tumba la casi' con mi chapi fácil
                FA#m             DO#7
ya paré la foto, parecen paparazzi
                     FA#m           DO#7
refuercen la columna, se van de una
               FA#m                     DO#7
que ya pusimos el GPS para la luna
                    FA#m                       DO#7
tiraron por los celus, por las redes y los scanners
FA#m                                 DO#7
que partí en el remix, le pasamos en chipijamel.

                         FA#m                     DO#7
Ese booty de platino, no lo hizo ningún joyero
FA#m                                  DO#7
Que tumba la casa y Puerto Rico entero
FA#m                               DO#7
tú no te lo comes si eres un pesetero
           FA#m                      DO#7
ella le gustan los gangster, capos y killeros
FA#m                         DO#7
adicta al sonido de fuletes y motoras
      FA#m                                 DO#7
y parece que le mete al gym las 24 horas (nice)
FA#m                           DO#7
tú no tienes nada de sencilla
             FA#m                         DO#7
pero pierdes la finura con alcohol y una pastilla
FA#m                            DO#7
dale al guaro, prende un gallo
FA#m                 DO#7
como si estuviéramos a medallo,
FA#m                   DO#7
ponte luci' dale al tuci'
                    FA#m                       DO#7
con par de amigas, tu y yo en la piscina o en el jacuzzi.
(La Bruja!)

         FA#m                         DO#7
La bebota no respeta rangos, ni bota
               FA#m                       DO#7
al que se ponga dulcesito le baja la nota
FA#m                          DO#7
pelota, a ella le dicen el problema
            FA#m                       DO#7
estaba sola y ahora le hicimos remix al tema
          FA#m           DO#7
que la vua', esa chiquita peli black
      FA#m                   DO#7
nalgona sin hacerle squats
                                 FA#m                 DO#7
ya no es el indio, es la flecha, tiene de to' no está hecha
         FA#m                             DO#7
por eso las envidiosas caminan derechas
      FA#m                               DO#7
sospechan, que ando como Maicol y Manuel
            FA#m                     DO#7
para la chica que le guste el sex
              FA#m                DO#7
así que ven michu-michu ven, gatita
FA#m                   DO#7
ven michu-michu ven.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.

                              FA#m                            DO#7
Ella quiere el que mata en los views y los eventos explota
             FA#m                             DO#7
el que llegaba solo y ahora llega con la flota
              FA#m                            DO#7
el que canta bonito así que amárrense las botas
              FA#m                                     DO#7
que yo soy el que hace que ella mueva esa nalgota
          FA#m                  DO#7
abran paso, no me la miren payasos
               FA#m                            DO#7
que ese booty tiene dueño y no te va hacer caso
       FA#m                 DO#7
ella tumba la casa, cuando se desplaza
       FA#m                      DO#7
yo soy el único que tiene lo que le traspasa
      FA#m                 DO#7
me viola, cada vez que me pilla sola
        FA#m                                DO#7
dice no me des más na' que me duele hasta la cola
              FA#m                               DO#7
ya me quité de la piqui, pero mi pipi funciona
             FA#m                               DO#7
tú retumbando la casa desde Medallo a Carola.
(Dile Gheezy)

         FA#m                    DO#7
Mete miles cirugías, cero grasas, sin estrías
         FA#m                                     DO#7
las envidiosas están mordias, porque tienen todo partia'
       FA#m                               DO#7
está dura daddy, confía, te deja de psiquiatrías
      FA#m                                 DO#7
controla todas las redes, coge mil follows al día.

FA#m                 DO#7                FA#m
Tumba la casa mamá, tu tienes el poder
                       DO#7                     FA#m
cualquiera convencer, como tú lo mueves
                      DO#7                 FA#m      DO#7
echa eso to' pa' atrás, echa echa eso to' pa' atrás
pa que lo pruebes.

FA#m                 DO#7                FA#m
Tumba la casa mamá, tu tienes el poder
                       DO#7                     FA#m
cualquiera convencer, como tú lo mueves
                        DO#7           FA#m           DO#7
echa eso to' pa' atrás, echa echa eso to' pa' atrás
pa que lo pruebes.
(Farruko!)

                  FA#m                     DO#7
Tumba la casa, con to' y tormentera
                   FA#m                               DO#7
que llegó el huracán, nadie salga pa' afuera
                          FA#m                      DO#7
entró un macal de bayas, trépense a la cera
                         FA#m                               DO#7
si me invades el carril voy a impactar tu zona trasera
                    FA#m           DO#7
se te fue la mano, te quedaron bien hechas
        FA#m                         DO#7
esas nalgas, salúdame al cirujano
             FA#m                               DO#7
mami bájate el mahon que hay una orden de cateo'
      FA#m                               DO#7
te sacamos en la disco y te bajamos el de’o
FA#m                         DO#7
hey que hay mucho tiburón ahí al acecho
FA#m                        DO#7
mami a tu casa yo le voy a tumbar el techo
        FA#m               DO#7
yo quiero ver todo ese poderío
 FA#m                        DO#7
yo no soy tu pai' pero ese culo es mío.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.
(Ñengo Flow! RealG!)

FA#m                      DO#7
Tumba la casa y toma venganza
               FA#m                         DO#7
mueve el booty. booty fly, mai' a ver qué pasa
FA#m                   DO#7
nalga de acero, culo grandote
             FA#m                         DO#7
tiene gastando la funda a t’os los cocorotes
              FA#m                         DO#7
y no se explote, ponle pa que jangue en el bote
FA#m                                DO#7
patine en su charco cuando el todo le azote
FA#m                             DO#7
deja las amenazas hija'eputa tumba la casa
FA#m                         DO#7
you díselo Alexio bellaquera es mi raza.

FA#m                           DO#7
Muchos quilates en el cuello
                        FA#m                      DO#7
tumba la casa bebecita que llegué yo (Zidiri)
FA#m                        DO#7
si es soltera de Medallo
                               FA#m                DO#7
puedo tirarle con los ojos cerra’os al booty, no falló
        FA#m          DO#7   
ella es la que tumba la casa,
FA#m                         DO#7
la que muchas no soportan
FA#m                         DO#7
con ninguno de estos flojos se casa
FA#m           DO#7
le gusta los tipos con torta
FA#m           DO#7
y si tú no tienes la grasa,
        FA#m                   DO#7
pa’ allá no mires que no hay forma
FA#m                       DO#7
tu vida en lo económico se basa
FA#m            DO#7
poquito ella no se conforma.

FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
Ah.. Musicólogo y Menes, bienvenidos
FA#m   DO#7        FA#m       DO#7 FA#m  DO#7
   Al parque de diversiones, de La Bruja Orion
FA#m   DO#7   FA#m             DO#7
Oye, este Es El Remix
FA#m    DO#7                 FA#m        DO#7
Ma' HijaePuta Del 2015  Di-Di-Dicelo Luian
FA#m                  DO#7       
Daddy Yankee Nicky Jam (Los Cangris)
FA#m               DO#7       FA#m         DO#7
De La Ghetto Arcangel, La Maravish (Dicelo Farru)
            FA#m DO#7         FA#m             DO#7
Ñengo Flow  Zion (Dicelo Pepe) (Santana)
FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
AG, La Maldita Voz Saga White Blck  Dimelo Benni
FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
Santana, "The Golden Boy" (Jajaja)
       FA#m   DO#7  FA#m        DO#7
Y El Mio Jowny Boom Boom
                                             FA#m
El que los tiene aprendiendo a usar Fruti Doo
DO#7       FA#m DO#7         FA#m
Pa Que Sepa Carbon Fiber Music
         DO#7          FA#m                DO#7
Gaby Music Chris Jeday (Los Del Corazon Negro)
FA#m      DO#7       FA#m          DO#7
A ella nadie le dice na'... ella no tiene dueño...
FA#m                DO#7              FA#m
to' el mundo la quiere y nadie le gana
             DO#7
janguea toa' la semana...
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          ISADORA MELO ABRE O EVENTO: Mart' nália é a primeira atração confirmada para o 27º Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns   

A voz rara e a maturidade musical de Isadora Melo vão abrir o 27º Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns. A jovem cantora pernambucana, já com uma trajetória firme, forjada nas rodas de choro e samba – e ainda nas parcerias com expoentes da nova música pernambucana – apresenta o álbum Vestuário no dia 20 de julho, no Teatro do Centro Cultural Alfredo Leite (Estação Ferroviária).

“Estou muito feliz e honrada de abrir o festival. Acompanho e vivo o FIG desde os meus 9 anos de idade. Garanhuns foi palco de shows e peças marcantes na vida e sei da importância de fazer parte desse evento. O show vai caminhar pelo disco Vestuário, além de algumas releituras, seguindo a mesma linha poética do disco”, antecipa a cantora. No palco, Isadora será acompanhada pelo seu “irmão postiço”, o músico Juliano Holanda; seu parceiro desde o início da carreira, o bandolinista Rafael Marques; o baixista Rogê Victor; e o acordeonista garanhuense Julio Cesar.


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Alguns dos instrumentistas mais reverenciados da música brasileira também farão participações: o violoncelista e arranjador carioca Jaques Morelenbaum e o cantor e percussionista mineiro Maurício Tizumba. A cantora cearense Mona Gadelha também participa do espetáculo, em um momento especialmente elaborado para destacar a obra do grande homenageado do FIG 2017, o cantor e compositor Belchior.

O artista cearense, falecido no último mês de abril, ganhará ainda um tributo no maior polo do Festival – o Palco Mestre Dominguinhos -, na sexta-feira, 21 de julho, com a presença de grandes nomes da música nacional.

Neste mesmo palco, mas no dia 28/07, a sambista Mart’nália, que está em turnê do seu mais recente trabalho, o disco + Misturado, é presença confirmada. A artista é filha de Martinho da Vila e da cantora Anália Mendonça (seu nome é uma mistura dos nomes dos pais).  Nasceu no bairro de Pilares, Zona Norte do Rio de Janeiro. Desde criança foi cercada pela música. 



O Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns é uma realização do Governo de Pernambuco (Secult e Fundarpe), em parceria com a Prefeitura do Município, Cepe Editora, SESC, SEBRAE, Conservatório Pernambucano de Música e Festival Virtuosi. O evento será realizado de 20 a 29 de julho, com ações de difusão e formação cultural nas mais diversas linguagens da arte e da cultura. A programação completa será anunciada até 12 de julho.


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          Ottawa funds mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers   
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          Low-cost phone & internet federal programs waste millions – report   
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That's Crazy. BJJ is a part of military training and is a fundamental of MMA.How can you justify making it illegal. Having done BJJ for a long time now, I also believe females should learn BJJ and have experience given the fact that most attacks on women end up with them on the ground and on their back and in that case Boxing or Mauy Thai isn't going to help them in that situation. How are they going to get their experience and confidence.
          US senators propose $558mn more for Israeli missile defense   
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          $700bn Pentagon bill funds US presence in E. Europe & weapons for Ukraine   
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          Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


    Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 21:45h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV - Copa Sul-Americana


O Maracanã vai ser o palco de primeiro compromisso dos times na segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), a transmissão ao vivo na TV será pelo canal SporTV - Aguarde  o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores.

Rádios - Ouvir Fluminense x Universidad Católica ao vivo online

Atualizações de gols  - Aperte F5 para atualizar:
Segundo Tempo:
09:00' -GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

E QUE GOLAÇO DE WENDEL!!! Camisa 6 recebeu e acertou uma pancada do meio da rua na gaveta de Mosquera. A bola chegou a bater no "V" antes de entrar. GOLAÇO NO MARACANÃ!!!

Primeiro Tempo:
44:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Henrique Dourado! No seu estilo, Ceifador desloca o goleiro. Galíndez no canto direito, bola no canto esquerdo. 
28:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Richarlison! Lucas lança, Carabalí fura. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado na linha de fundo, na esquerda da área. O camisa 9 cruza, Galíndez deixa a bola passar entre as suas mãos, e Richarlison aparece na pequena área para mandar para o gol vazio. Que lambança da zaga equatoriana! Fluminense amplia no Maracanã!
26:00' -  GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE - Gol de Henrique Dourado! Léo cruza, zaga afasta mal. Richarlison e Wendel dividem com a zaga, a bola sobra para Calazans na área, que domina mal. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado, livre, de frente para o goleiro. Aí ele não perdoou. Camisa 9 deu de chapa no canto direito de Galíndez.
09:00' -   PEGA JÚLIO CESAR
Cifuentes recebe e colocado rasteiro, mas Júlio César cai para fazer a defesa sem dificuldade.
07:00' -   Universidad de Quito se defende com os 11 no campo de defesa, enquanto o Fluminense troca passes e procura espaços no campo de ataque.
04:00' -   Henrique Dourado tenta passe para Léo, mas a bola sai pela lateral.
02:00' -   Bola sobra para Gustavo Scarpa no meio. Camisa 10 tenta enfiada para Richarlison, mas Obando corta. Na sequência, lançamento longo para Cifuentes, que é flagrado em impedimento.
00:00' - ROLA A BOLA Fluminense começa tentando uma ligação direta, mas a zaga do Universidad corta.
Pré jogo:
21:37h -  Fluminense finaliza o aquecimento.
21:35h -  Bola rolando em 10 minutos!


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 Fluminense x Universidad Católica - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 


O time das Laranjeiras chega empolgado para o duelo, na última rodada ficou no empate em 1x1 com o São Paulo, estava vindo de vitória sobre o Avaí por 3x0, os dois jogos foram fora de casa, com esses resultados o time já está namorando a zona de classificação para a Libertadores.

Não empolgou na Sul-Americana: O time do técnico Abel Braga sofreu para despachar o Liverpool, do Uruguai, venceu por 2x0 em casa, e lá perdeu por 2x0.

 O Universidad, por outro lado, teve uma vida mais tranquila, derrotou o Petrolero pr 3 a 1 como visitante e fazendo 3 a 0 jogando ao lado de sua torcida.

O técnico Abel Braga, do Fluminense, comentou sobre o jogo:
“Sabemos que o Fluminense não vai encontrar nenhuma facilidade nesta Copa Sul-Americana. Muitos falaram que o jogo contra o Liverpool seria fácil e tivemos problemas para avançar. A Católica tem jogadores pretendidos por grandes clubes do continente e isso por si só já se mostra um grau de dificuldade. Ainda mais porque o time deles também tem aspirações”



Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
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FICHA TÉCNICA
FLUMINENSE-BRA X UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO-EQU

Local: Maracanã, no Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Data: 29 de junho de 2017 (Quinta-feira)
Horário: 21h45(de Brasília)
Árbitro: Gustavo Murillo (Colômbia)
Assistentes: Humberto Clavijo (Colômbia) e Dionisio Ruíz (Colômbia)

FLUMINENSE: Júlio César, Lucas, Reginaldo, Henrique e Léo; Wendel, Jefferson Orejuela, Marquinhos Calazans e Gustavo Scarpa; Richarlison e Henrique Dourado
Técnico: Abel Braga

UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO: Hernán Galíndez, Marcos López, César Obando, Juan Anangonó e Elvis Patta; Wilmer Godoy, Romario Ibarra, Facundo Martinez, Matías Defederico e Wilmer Meneses; Jhon Cifuentes
Técnico: Jorge Célico


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          Pre-4th fireworks: Hotel petition group exploring lawsuit and recalls   
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          Prof. Samuel Huntington   
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          Comentário em O descaramento não pede desculpa por André Miguel   
E a preocupação é mesmo a popularidade... http://www.jn.pt/nacional/interior/moradores-de-escalos-fundeiros-rejeitam-trovoada-na-origem-do-fogo-8602721.html Continuem a votar PS. Só têm o que merecem.
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          Führung durch Lutherhaus in Neustadt an der Orla   
„Wo Luther wahrscheinlich niemals wohnte“ ist der Titel eines öffentlichen Rundganges am Sonntag, 9. Juli 2017, durch das Lutherhaus in Neustadt an der Orla. Die Führung, die um 14.00 Uhr beginnt, gibt einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Ausstellungebereiche des begehbaren Schaudenkmals, das am Reformationstag 2016 eröffnet wurde. Das Lutherhaus, in dem auch die Touristinformation ein neues Domizil gefunden hat, ist eines der schönsten Bürgerhäuser in der Neustädter Innenstadt. Mit seinem steilen Dach und dem schön gestalteten Erker beherrscht das Gebäude die Ostseite des Marktes. Im Inneren finden sich neben mehreren Bohlenstuben auch spätmittelalterliche Wandmalereien und zahlreiche kunsthistorische und architektonische Besonderheiten. Mehrere Bauphasen hat das vor 1450 errichtete Bauwerk erlebt und führt die Besucher auf einem spannenden Gang durch seine Geschichte. Dabei steht das Haus als Exponat selbst im Fokus der Ausstellung. In einer Dauerausstellung, die aufwändig konzipiert und multimedial umgesetzt wurde, werden neben der Hausgeschichte auch die Stadt- und die Reformationsgeschichte dargestellt. Es wird empfohlen, Eintrittskarten im Vorverkauf in der Touristinformation zu erwerben oder reservieren zu lassen. Das Kontingent ist begrenzt.
          Geraer Polizeimeldungen vom 29. Juni   
Symbolbild Kollision mit Kalb Gera: Mit einem Jungbulle kollidierte am Donnerstag (29.06.2017), gegen 03:00 Uhr ein Pkw. Der 55-jährige Skodafahrer befuhr die Straße zwischen Wacholderbaum und Negis als plötzlich ein Rindvieh auf der Straße stand. Der Mann stoppte seinen Pkw. In der Folge lief das Tier auf das Fahrzeug zu und stieß gegen den Pkw. Das Tier blieb unverletzt. Der Tierhalter war vor Ort und kümmerte sich um die Sicherung des Tieres. Dumm gelaufen Gera: Am Mittwoch (28.06.2017), gegen 23:50 Uhr kontrollierten Polizeibeamte 2 Männer (litauisch, 34 und 28 Jahre), da diese zuvor zivile Polizeibeamte nach Betäubungsmitteln fragten. Bei der Durchsuchung der Männer wurde eine Geldbörse mit diversen Karten aufgefunden, welche nicht dem Beschuldigten gehörten, sowie in der Folge eine Jacke, welche gemeinsam mit dem Portmonee als gestohlen gemeldet war. Die Dinge wurden sichergestellt und entsprechende Anzeigen gefertigt. Pkw Scheibe eingeschlagen Gera: Indem Unbekannte in der Zeit von Dienstag (27.06.2017), gegen 07:00 Uhr und Mittwoch (28.06.2017), gegen 17:30 Uhr eine hintere Seitenscheibe eines Pkw Ford einschlugen, verschafften sich der oder die Täter Zugang zum Pkw-Innenraum und entwendeten aus diesem einen Briefumschlag mit persönlichen Unterlagen. Die Ermittlungen laufen. Unter Drogen und ohne Fahrerlaubnis Gera: Am Mittwoch (28.06.2017), gegen 15:15 Uhr kontrollierten Polizeibeamte der Einsatzunterstützung in der Tinzer Straße einen Fiat. Während der Kontrolle stellt sich heraus dass der 24-jährige Fahrzeugführer unter dem Einfluss von Betäubungsmitteln stand und nicht im Besitz einer erforderlichen Fahrerlaubnis ist. Es folgte eine Blutentnahme und entsprechende Anzeigen wurden erstattet.
          150 Jahre Bahnhof Leinefelde   
Der Bahnhof Leinefelde begeht Juli 2017 sein 150jähriges Bestehen. Aus diesem Anlass organisiert die Urania Bildungsgesellschaft Eichsfeld am Donnerstag, dem 06.07.2017, um 19:00 Uhr im Sitzungssaal des Wasserturms Leinefelde eine Veranstaltung. Den Vortrag hält ein profunder Kenner der Eisenbahngeschichte - Herr Paul Lauerwald - aus Nordhausen. Interessenten melden sich bitte bei der URANIA (Tel.: 03605/546151, E-Mail: urania@urania-eichsfeld.de
          USA-libertad prensa: Cuesta abajo   
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, que ha acusado a los medios, en repetidas ocasiones, de difundir falsas noticias -antes y después de su llegada a la Casa Blanca- ha colgado portadas falsas de la revista 'Time' en las que aparece él mismo en varios de sus clubes de golf.
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          Kickstarter success RuuviTag is now available, first batch almost gone overnight   

Kickstarter success RuuviTag is now available, first batch almost gone overnight

A Finnish startup by the name Ruuvi introduced its Bluetooth beacon project to the internet in a Kickstarter campaign last summer. In mere hours the campaign was funded and in the end it crushed its goal with pre-orders exceeding $170 000.

Now the company has officially released the product, which according to their press release came quicker than expected. Since yesterday's launch RuuviTag has been selling like hotcakes. The founder of Ruuvi, Lauri Jämsä, told us that the demand has been so high that the supply has almost been depleted.

In the upcoming batches the company aims more and more in the B2B markets where orders might exceed a thousand units.

RuuviTag is a small Bluetooth 4.2 beacon that has radio and NFC connectivity as well as a multitude of sensors that can measure temperature, relative air humidity, air pressure, and acceleration. It can be used as a Eddystone or iBeacon, and the RuuviLab community has already created a variety of applications, including the likes of portable weather station and vehicle locator. Of course because it's open source platform anyone can join in.

You can buy RuuviTag's from the company's website where they sell for 69 euros (approx. $79) per 3 beacons plus shipping.

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On Friday, in a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that strikes at the fundamental argument underlying the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize marriage equality nationwide. At issue in the case, Pidgeon v. Turner (previously known as Pidgeon v. Parker), is the decision by the city of Houston’s then-Mayor Annise Parker to extend […]

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          JOH invita a demás países a una unión aduanera   

Encuentro. El presidente Juan Orlando Hernández junto a la canciller María Dolores Agüero y el mandatario salvadoreño
  Salvador Sánchez Cerén. En otras mesas el presidente Jimmy Morales de Guatemala y Guillermo Solís de Costa Rica . fotos: afp

San José, Costa Rica.

El presidente de Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández y su par salvadoreño, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, acordaron ayer “profundizar” la coordinación para la prevenir la violencia y controlar los delitos.

Los gobernantes sostuvieron una reunión bilateral durante la XLIX Cumbre del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (Sica), que se desarrolló ayer en San José, Costa Rica, donde “coincidieron en intercambiar las buenas prácticas que se están realizando en materia de prevención de la violencia”.

Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala mantienen un plan de seguridad conjunto mediante el cual los cuerpos policiales y las fiscalías intercambian información para el combate de las peligrosas pandillas y el narcotráfico.

Invitación.

Sánchez Cerén y Hernández también discutieron sobre comercio y la necesidad de “facilitar” el intercambio de bienes.

“La unión aduanera es un paso bueno para todos”.

Con esas palabras, Hernández hizo un llamado a los presidentes y jefes de Estado de Centroamérica para que se sumen a la iniciativa que ya inició Honduras y Guatemala desde el pasado lunes.

“Les invitamos a que sean parte de la unión aduanera”, les dijo el presidente Hernández a los mandatarios de la región que asistieron a la cumbre del Sica.

“He tenido que ver con tristeza largas filas de furgones, contenedores, personas para transitar de un país a otro.

Somos centroamericanos”, dijo Hernández, quien a renglón seguido manifestó: “empezamos con esta idea (unión aduanera) antes que los europeos”.

“Que ya no nos siga avanzando el tiempo sin tomar las decisiones que debimos tomar hace mucho tiempo y creo que vamos por buena dirección”, dijo.

Aprovechó su disertación ante los países representados en la Cumbre para invitar, “al presidente (Danilo) Medina, al presidente (Juan Carlos) Varela, a ver cómo nos involucramos en la unión aduanera”.

Omar Halleslevens, el ministro delegado por el presidente nicaragüense, Daniel Ortega, abogó por “acelerar la integración” de la región, más allá de lo económico.

El exvicepresidente dijo que “la integración económica es importante, pero parcial en el desarrollo de Centroamérica, por lo que hay que excitar la voluntad política para acelerar la integración”.

Nueva etapa.

El presidente Hernández indicó que la Cumbre del Sica se destacó de otras por la toma de decisiones, marcando una nueva etapa del organismo regional, más positiva y de resultados necesarios para los pueblos de la región.

“Luego de cerca de 60 años de haber iniciado el proceso de unión regional, para Honduras y Guatemala es una realidad”.


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Bad Segeberg (ots) - Wie bereits gestern mitgeteilt (siehe auch http://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/19027/3672878 ), hat die Polizei im Gewerbegebiet in einem Fahrzeug 80 bis 100 Gramm Sprengstoff vorgefunden. In diesem Zusammenhang ist im Laufe ...
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Bad Segeberg (ots) - Am 29. Juni 2017 hat die Polizei im Gewerbegebiet in einem Fahrzeug 80 bis 100 Gramm Sprengstoff vorgefunden. Dieses ist durch den Kampfmittelräumdienst geborgen und abtransportiert worden. Gegen 11:30 Uhr suchten Mitarbeiter ...
          Exconejitas de Playboy recrean sus portadas 38 años después   
La idea fue de Cooper Hefner, hijo del fundador de la revista, y una de las que posó fue su propia madre.
          What Happens When The Heroin Epidemic Hits Small Town America?   
Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. The state of West Virginia's indigent burial fund, which helps with funerals for those who can't afford one, has run out of money for six straight years. One reason, writer Margaret Talbot says, is that the state has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. For a recent piece in The New Yorker, Talbot spent time in the eastern panhandle of the state, where opioid addiction is widespread and overdose is so commonplace it seems everyone, including kids, knows what one looks like. Talbot spoke with addicts and their loved ones, emergency responders and professionals and volunteers trying to do something about the problem. Margaret Talbot has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003, and she's the author of a book about her father, the actor Lyle Talbot, called "The Entertainer." Her recent piece about opioids in
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          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas
Las prueba para porristas generalmente se llevan a cabo una vez al año , así que es importante prepararse bien por adelantado si quieres formar parte del equipo. ya sea que quieras ingresar a un equipo de porritas de escuela primaria , secundaria o universitaria , de todas las estrellas o semi profesionales , la competencia será más fuerte , y la mayoría de los equipos tienes un número limitado de vacantes disponibles. Podrías estar compitiendo contra miembros anteriores del equipo , porristas experimentadas y gimnastas , haci que es mejor llegar a las pruebas bien preparada.

                             como ser una buena porrista??????????????????

1_ practica gritar desde tu diafragma , enunciando claramente tus palabras. Las porristas usan este método cuando hacen ovaciones y cánticos , ya que les asegura que tendrán la suficiente potencia mientras desempeñan saltos y bailes.

2_ estira todos los días por 20 minutos antes de las pruebas. La flexibilidad  es clave para lograr buenos saltos , sino que te mantendrá a salvo cuando des vueltas y hagas bailes acrobáticos.

3_ haz entrenamiento de fuerza al menos tres veces por semana en tu camino a las pruebas. Las bases , los observadores o los volantes necesitan tener fuerza; las mejores porristas son tan fuertes como flexibles. Puedes comenzar haciendo tres o cuatro juegos de 8 a 12 repeticiones de cada uno de los siguientes ejercicios: sentadillas básicas , estocadas hacia delante y hacia atrás , abdominales  y flexiones de brazo.

4_  corre , trota o camina 30 minutos al menos tres veces por semana antes de las pruebas. Esto te ayudará a fortalecer tu resistencia , que es crucial en la animación. Si prefieres puedes usar una máquina elíptica , una bicicleta.

5_ salta frente a un espejo para revisar tu postura y la posición de tus brazos. Si no tienes aseso a un espejo lo suficientemente largo como para ver tus saltos , has que un amigo te grave cuando saltas para que puedas ver tus imágenes. Alternativamente puedes pedirle a un amigo que tenga conocimiento sobre animación que te ofrezca una critica de los mismos. Si bien es ideal que tus pierna puedan elevarse alto , lo más importante es que tu espalda se mantenga recta y tus brazos fuertes. Por sobre todo lo demás , demuéstrale a los jueces que estás en buena forma.

                                       rutina de porras :)





CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y gimnasia, pero que nos maravillan con la perfecta coordinación y la originalidad de los pasos

DIVISIONES

FEMENIL: Aquí se encuentran todos los equipos ya sean cheer o dance conformados solo por mujeres.
MIXTO: En esta división están los equipos integrados tanto por chicas como por chicos, éste necesariamente debe ser cheer.
PIWEE: Aquí se encuentran todos los animadores, ya sea como equipos mixtos o femenil, cheer o dance, cuyos integrantes son menores de 12 años.

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


Puede resultar difícil considerar que los porristas ocheerleaders(como se les conoce en casi todo el mundo) sean deportistas en forma, quizá porque no los veamos tras un balón , esto puede llevarnos a pensar que esta actividad carece de elementos para considerarse un deporte.
Para muchos participantes esta actividad más que un deporte es un estilo de vida, ya que engloba una gama de actitudes y valores formativos tales como: lealtad, disciplina, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo y unión; necesarios para formar un grupo verdadero deporristas.


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
es bastante difícil. Sin mencionar que es de los deportes donde más lastimados hay además del fut-ball americano..

CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
Para participar en un equipo de porristas será necesario desarrollar una excelente condición física, disciplina, elasticidad, potencia y fuerza para que todo el equipo se vea tan coordinado y preciso que parezca uno solo.

Los practicantes de esta disciplina se caracterizan por ser desenvueltos, con liderazgo, que saben inyectar entre la gente que los rodea su espíritu de lucha y triunfo, además de mostrar jovialidad, carisma y facilidad para impulsar a sus compañeros a lograr sus metas.
El Deporte de Animación es tan completo que los participantes desarrollan sus habilidades psicomotrices al practicar diversidad de patrones de movimiento, habilidades gimnásticas, acondicionamiento físico, etc., brindándoles una salud y mentalidad óptimos para enfrentar cualquier situación que se les presente durante su desarrollo.
tecnica de elongación
Este método de elongación y preparación física consiste en la fusión de las mejores técnicas y ejercicios, combinados en secuencias diseñadas para lograr:
·                            aberturas que pasan los 180º,
·                            rotaciones máximas,
·                            flexibilización de la columna,
·                            altura de posiciones,
·                            corrección postural y
·                            reubicación de dorsales para una espalda plana.

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

·                                 Video en DVD y Audio (15 horas),como parte de la educación de la certificación.
·                                 Nueve presentaciones en PowerPoint con todo el material necesario para presentar a grupos, a clientes actuales o clientes potenciales.
·                                 Cuestionario de evaluación de clientes con las 55 preguntas críticas para conocer y evaluar el estado inicial antes de desarrollar un programa de cambio.

·                                 Paquete de apoyo (9 elementos), para el mercadeo de su servicio en base a la certificación como Asesor.

·                                 Certificado, Logo y derecho de uso de imágen como Asesor Certificado en Estilo de Vida Saludable.
·                                 Exposición en 2 zonas de la página de Balance Natural como parte del apoyo para la adquisición de nuevos clientes.
·                                 Enlace a página propia. Obtiene un link de enlace a su página personal con objetivo de que los clientes de Balance Natural puedan conocer sobre el asesor y tenga mayor exposición en redes.
·                                 1 hora de coaching con Donald Vega para evacuación de dudas.
·                                 Educación continua con acceso exclusivo a material nuevo dos veces al año.
·                                 Posibilidad de aportar a la sección de Recursos y Artículos de nuestra página.
·                                 9 documentos con 7 tips cada uno sobre los 7 Principios Fundamentales de la Salud, estrés y un Estilo de Vida Saludable para que le entregue a los clientes a medida que van cubriendo cada tema en sesión de educación.
El programa de certificación facilita las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus clientes a lograr mejores resultados y un Estilo de Vida Saludable. El programa se enfoca en las siguientes áreas:
·                                 Estrés
·                                 Alimentación
·                                 Pensamientos
·                                 Hidratación
·                                 Respiración
·                                 Ciclos de Sueño
·                                 Movimiento
·                                 Luz solar
Bajar de peso es posible. Sin dietas estríctas ni dejar de comer
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ReduceNat es el plan natural elaborado por especialistas para eliminar los kilos de más, sin poner en riesgo tu salud. Al contrario, con menos kilos y evitando el sobrepeso podrás tener una mejor calidad de vida. Por dos motivos, el primero es que tu salud no estará en riesgo ya que tu cuerpo no tendrá excesos de grasas ni calorías de más. El segundo es que te sentirás mucho mejor teniendo una figura más estilizada y atractiva.

PERDER LOS KILOS EN FORMA SEGURA
A veces, más riesgoso que tener exceso de peso, es intentar perder esos kilos de más con procedimientos quirúrgicos peligrosos, con costosas pastillas o remedios riesgosos. Es por eso que en ReduceNat nuestros especialistas están para responder tus consultas. Un grupo de analistas y orientadores tomarán tu consulta y harán una evaluación para ofrecerte un plan a tu medida. En ReduceNat nos importa la calidad y nos aseguramos de que todo el proceso se conduzca bajo estrictas normas de calidad. Éstas, están aprobadas y auditadas por las autoridades sanitarias.

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

Articulos Deportivos

·                               Bolsos Deportivos
·                               Tableros Electronicos
·                               Bolsas de Tackle
·                               Arcos Deportivos

Pelotas Deportivas

·                               Pelotas de Rugby - Basquet
·                               Pelotas de Futbol - Voley
·                               Pelotas de Handball
·                               Pelotas Papi y Baby futbol

Deportes

·                               Atletismo - Boxeo - Fitness
·                               Esferodinamia - Hockey
·                               Paddle - Tenis - Ping Pong
·                               Cestoball - Rugby - Sofball

Articulos Varios

·                               Silbatos - Pizarras magneticas
·                               Flota flota - Reglamentos
·                               Infladores - Pecheras - Juegos
·                               Cronometros - Tanteador

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

Con el fin de preparar tu cuerpo para los rigores de las porristas, necesitas resistencia, fuerza, flexibilidad y equilibrio. Cuando sea posible, elije ejercicios inspirados en las porristas, ya que te entrenan de la misma manera que lo harías al hacer porras. Un plan progresivo que aumenta en dificultad durante un período de dos semanas es una manera efectiva de ganar los beneficios que necesitas.

Resistencia

Como porrista, necesitas resistencia para realizar los aplausos, bailes, volteretas, saltos y acrobacias requeridas. La actividad aeróbica que hace latir tu corazón y pone a tus pulmones a trabajar más duro es lo que necesitas para desarrollar resistencia. Haz por lo menos tres sesiones de actividad aeróbica a la semana durante el programa. Si lo deseas, puedes hacer actividad aeróbica en cada entrenamiento. Para una actividad de resistencia inspirada en las porristas, considera realizar tus aplausos y bailes en sucesión rápida, similar a una rutina de danza aeróbica. No tomes descansos entre los vítores y los bailes. Realiza cada elemento varias veces si es necesario con el fin de llenar el tiempo asignado. El objetivo de la primera semana es hacer al menos 30 minutos de actividad aeróbica. En la segunda semana, aumenta tu sesión de resistencia por lo menos 10 minutos.

Fortaleza

La fuerza pura que se necesita para conseguir levantar tu cuerpo del suelo en los saltos complejos y difíciles habilidades de giros. Levantar a otra animadora del suelo no es tarea fácil. Incluye un componente de entrenamiento de la fuerza por lo menos tres veces a la semana en tus dos semanas de entrenamiento. Toma un día de descanso en el medio para permitir que tus músculos se recuperen. Los ejercicios que utilizan tu propio peso corporal para la resistencia son más fáciles de incorporar, ya que no requieren ningún equipo y se pueden hacer en cualquier lugar. Considera la posibilidad de hacer sentadillas y estocadas en tus piernas, flexiones de pecho y los brazos y abdominales para construir una base fuerte. Un gran entrenamiento de ejercicios de torso que imita los movimientos de un salto es el situp V o navaja. Parte de espaldas con las piernas estiradas y los brazos extendidos sobre la cabeza. Levanta los brazos y las piernas, al mismo tiempo, que pones tu cuerpo en una posición en V con sólo tu trasero en contacto con el suelo. Baja la espalda hacia la posición de partida, pero no dejes que tus brazos o piernas toquen el suelo entre repeticiones. Realiza levantamientos en V en grupos de 10. En la segunda semana, haz tres a cinco series de 10.

Flexibilidad

Las porristas tienen que ser extremadamente flexibles. La posición de saltar con las piernas abiertas y tocar tus pies y la postura arqueada de la llamada posición de picadura de escorpión requieren de músculos flexibles y una amplia gama de movimiento en las articulaciones. Estira todos los días durante tu programa de dos semanas. Calienta tus músculos antes de los estiramientos y mantén todas las posiciones de estiramiento durante 30 segundos. Incluye abrirte de piernas, ponerlas en casi 180 grados y estiramientos de puente. Mejorar la flexibilidad lleva tiempo. No hay que esperar milagros al término de dos semanas. El entrenamiento de la flexibilidad es algo que tendrás que continuar mucho después de que tu programa de entrenamiento de dos semanas haya terminado.

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.

              
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          Ticket exchange, London to Paris From London To Paris on Fri. 30 Jun. 2017 - 18h01   
One way ticket (non refundable and non exchangeable). Selling as I can no longer user it. Can exchange in London or via email (e-ticket)
          Bittersweet   
Mein Wochenende war tatsächlich ganz schön. Ich bin endlich dazu gekommen, mein Zimmer ein bisschen aufzuräumen und dann habe ich mich noch mit einer Freundin und deren bester Freundin (die ich noch nicht kannte) im Café getroffen. Zack, bumm. Wow! Ich habe nicht gedacht, dass es so jemand Schönes auf der Welt geben kann. Bei ihr hat vom Aussehen her echt alles gestimmt. Und sie schien zudem noch recht nett zu sein. Ich konnte mir zwar kein genaueres Bild von ihrem Charakter machen, aber der 1. Eindruck war sympatisch, wir haben uns gut verstanden und ich hatte das Gefühl, dass sie mich auch ganz gut leiden konnte. *smile*

Für diese 2 1/2 Stunden hatte ich Fabienne tatsächlich vergessen. Und auch jetzt fühle ich mich grade eigentlich ganz gut. Aber ich weiß genau, dass es nicht lange dauert und Fabienne geistert mir wieder im Kopf herum. Es war bis jetzt immer so, warum sollte es diesmal anders sein? Naja, was solls...

Das Wetter heute hat echt ne Schraube locker. Regen, Hagel, Schneeregen, Schnee und Sonnenschein wechseln sich in 15-Minuten-Abständen ab. Eben hat es noch dicke Flocken geschneit, jetzt strahlt mir wieder die Sonne entgegen. Man könnte meinen, es wäre April.

Mit Torben ist übrigens alles wieder in Ordnung. Dass das Mädel mit mir ins Bett steigen würde, hatte er nicht geplant. Sie habe mich wohl süßer gefunden, als erwartet. Und dass er ihr dafür Geld gegeben habe, sei ein Gerücht. Trotz allem habe ich (hoffentlich) klar gestellt, dass keine "Mädchen auf Mission" mehr zum Aufmuntern zu mir geschickt werden. Ich stehe mehr auf echte Gefühle und möchte nicht, dass man mir irgend etwas vorspielt, schon gar nicht aus Mitleid.

Ich setz mich jetzt gleich hin und lerne ein bisschen: Übermorgen schreibe ich Mathe. So ein Scheiß, warum schreibt man die meisten Arbeiten immer so kurz vor den Ferien?

Yours
~sorryboy~
          Vorbei!   
Ich habe es einfach nicht länger ausgehalten, hier zu sitzen, über meine Lage nachzudenken und sonst weiter nichts zu tun. Mittlerweile sind fast 2 Monate vergangen und ich bin zu dem Entschluss gekommen, dass ich mein Leben weiterleben muss und nicht in Trauer über meine Ex-Freundin verweilen kann.

Vielmehr bin ich zu der Einsicht gekommen, dass es die ganze Trauer gar nicht Wert gewesen ist. Wenn Fabienne mir ihre Liebe so einfach nehmen kann, dann kann ich das umgekehrt auch. Der Mensch, der mich so tief fallen gelassen hat, ist es nicht Wert, von mir geliebt zu werden. Und da ich mir sicher war, die Liebe des Lebens gefunden zu haben, schließe ich nun daraus, dass es soetwas gar nicht gibt. Gibt es überhaupt Liebe, oder ist alles vergänglicher Gefühls-Unsinn? Manchmal fühle ich mich wirklich so, als ob Gott sich gegen mich gewendet hätte...

Ich fühle mich ... verlangenlos. Ich will auch gar nichts weiter fühlen. Ich weiß nur, dass ich Fabienne nicht mehr kennen will. Und ich weiß, dass ich nie wieder lieben will.

~sorryboy~
          Functional Jobs: OCaml server-side developer at Ahrefs (Full-time)   

What we need

Ahrefs is looking for a backend developer with a deep understanding of networks, distributed systems, OS fundamentals and taste for simple and efficient architectural designs. Our backend is implemented mostly in OCaml and some C++, as such proficiency in OCaml is very much appreciated, otherwise a strong inclination to intensively learn OCaml in a short term will be required. Understanding of functional programming in general and/or experience with other FP languages (F#,Haskell,Scala,Scheme,etc) will help a lot. Knowledge of C++ and/or Rust is a plus.

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

  • 10+ petabytes of live data
  • OCaml
  • linux
  • git

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Independently deal with bugs, schedule tasks and investigate code
  • Make argumented technical choice and take responsibility for it
  • Understand the whole technology stack at all levels : from network and userspace code to OS internals and hardware
  • Handle full development cycle of a single component - i.e. formalize task, write code and tests, setup and support production (devops), resolve user requests
  • Approach problems with practical mindset and suppress perfectionism when time is a priority
  • Write flexible maintainable code and adapt to post-launch requirements’ tweaks

These requirements stem naturally from our approach to development with fast feedback cycle, highly-focused personal areas of responsibility and strong tendency to vertical component splitting.

Who we are

Ahrefs runs an internet-scale bot that crawls the whole Web 24/7, storing huge volumes of information to be indexed and structured in a timely fashion. Backend system is powered by a custom petabyte-scale distributed key-value storage to accommodate all that data coming in at high speed. The storage system is implemented in OCaml with thin performance-critical low-level part in C++. On top of that Ahrefs is building various analytical services for end-users.

We are a small team and strongly believe in better technology leading to better solutions for real-world problems. We worship functional languages and static typing, extensively employ code generation and meta-programming, value code clarity and predictability, and are constantly seeking to automate repetitive tasks and eliminate boilerplate, guided by DRY and following KISS. If there is any new technology that will make our life easier - no doubt, we'll give it a try. We rely heavily on opensource code (as the only viable way to build maintainable system) and contribute back, see e.g. https://github.com/ahrefs . It goes without saying that our team is all passionate and experienced OCaml programmers, ready to lend a hand and explain that intricate ocamlbuild rule or track a CPU bug.

Our motto is "first do it, then do it right, then do it better".

What you get

We provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Informal and thriving atmosphere
  • First-class workplace equipment (hardware, tools)
  • Medical insurance

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          Radio 4: Uma banda a ser respeitada   
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Voltando ao trabalho, depois de shows de: Franz Ferdinand, Rockz (duas vezes), Cooper Cobras, Moptop (duas vezes), Binario, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Patti Smith, Mombojo e The Bravery Minha história começa em 1998, nos cafundeos de Nova Iorque, 4 amigos começam a perceber seus gostos em comum: Gang Of Four, PiL(alias o nome da banda veio de uma musica deles), Sex Pistols (?).... 2 desses amigos tinham uma ideia de como fazer musica, 1 tinha uma ideia do basico e outro não sabia fazer NADA. dai surgiu o Radio 4....um baixista (que pelo menos é vocalista), um guitarrista, um bateirista e um...PERCUSSIONISTA, criaram o Disco Punk/Punk Funk você deve estar se perguntando: mas perai! o Rapture nasceu na mesma epóca e eu devo responder: é meu amigo...mas o Rapture em 1999 só lançou um EPzinho... em 1998/1999 o Radio 4 ja tinha até album!!! A partir do novo milenio começaram a aparecer bandas como !!!, The Rapture e Franz Ferdinand, o Radio 4 acabou desaparecendo mesmo com o lançamento de Gotham! (que junto com Is This It dos Strokes é até agora o melhor album do século que vivemos) que tinha os hits Dance To The Underground, Struggle, Calling All The Entushiams Hoje em dia, tudo que ouvimos de dançante, é um plagio/ ao Radio 4, as guitarras funks-angulares e a batida dançante, a unica coisa que fazem de diferente são as letras que não são contestadoras porque afinal, ninguem mais tem coragem de ser macho hoje em dia, então acabam fazendo letras sobre amor, o que não viria a ser uma ma-ideia, tirando o fato que a maioria são iguais. E o Radio 4, hoje vive de abertura de turnês, pocket-shows em Nova Iorque e remixes da DFA Mas o que parece ser uma desvantagem, virou uma das maiores diversões do mundo, os shows do Radio 4 ´(devem) são os unicos shows em que você consegue dançar pra caralho e ser esquerdista ao mesmo tempo! Sim, meu amigo! dançar! não é que nem esses shows que nego fica parado ou pulando é dançar, sabe, dançar ao ritmo! REVEJA: -Eles criaram o Disco-Punk/Punk-Funk -Todo mundo plagia dele -Se você ouve ele você é esquerdista -Os shows deles são um dos melhores da face da terra Enquanto isso você acha que os (glams-gays) caras do Franz são inovadores.....plish plish, faça me um favor! musica: Dance To The Underground - Radio 4, a musica mais dançante que ja ouvi na vida
          Conforman comité binacional para combatir incendios forestales   
Coincidiendo en la necesidad de profundizar y avanzar en las estrategias conjuntas para prevenir los incendios forestales representantes de la zona sur patagónica de Chile y Argentina firmaron en Punta Arenas el acta de conformación del  Comité Binacional de Incendios Forestales de La Patagonia. Este encuentro reunió a cerca de 20 representantes de los departamentos [...]
          Fundraising Coordinator - MDA - Muscular Dystrophy Association - Meridian, MI   
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet business objectives. At MDA, we are fighting to free individuals — and the families who...
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          Admin. Assistant 2 - PROJECTS COORDINATOR - University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB   
Liaises regularly and maintains relationships with external funders (including CFI and the Province) and representatives of other institutions to ensure...
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          branchenspezifische Software – eine Marktlücke?   
Seit über sieben Jahren zerbreche ich mir nun schon den Kopf, mit welchen Software Tools & Datenbanken ich mir selbst die Arbeit in der Bodensee Segelschule & Bootsvermietung erleichtern könnte. Eine Lösung, die mich zufrieden stellt, habe ich aber bis heute nicht gefunden. Daher dieser Blogpost in der Hoffnung, dass ein Leser vielleicht mir Tipps [...]
          1coin Inv Limited - 1coin.biz   
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          Nikels - Nikels.cc   
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          Financegroup - Financegroup.cc   
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          Bahrain invokes WTO's 'national security' clause in Qatar row   

By Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bahrain told a WTO meeting on Friday trade restrictions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were justified on national security grounds, a trade official who attended the meeting said.

Speaking on behalf of all three countries, Bahrain's representative told the WTO's Goods Council the measures were "in accordance with Article XXI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade", which allows the usual rules to be broken for national security reasons, the official said.

Reuters could not immediately find any precedent in the WTO's 22-year history of a country explicitly and formally citing the "national security exemption" to pre-empt a potential trade dispute.

Some trade experts say that using national security as a defence risks weakening the WTO by removing the taboo and enabling countries to escape international trade obligations.

On Thursday the head of Qatar's WTO office told Reuters that his country was exploring all legal avenues to challenge the "blockade", including a complaint to the WTO.

He said that a national security defence could be challenged on the grounds of necessity and proportionality.

The feud erupted this month when Qatar's three Gulf neighbours, together with Egypt, severed diplomatic and travel links with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the accusations.

Qatar, which had asked for the issue to be discussed at the Council on Trade in Goods, following a similar debate at the Council on Trade in Services earlier this month, said the restrictions affected commercially important sectors such as aluminium.

The UAE's representative said there were treaties against the funding of activities that threaten other countries' national security, and warned against the WTO intervening in the matter, the official who attended the meeting said.

Egypt's representative also said the measures fell under "exceptional circumstances" and were therefore consistent with WTO rules.

A U.S. trade diplomat said that all parties should remain open to negotiations, the trade official said, and that the United States would not get ahead of current diplomatic discussions and would continue to support the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait.

Turkey's representative at the meeting said Turkey hoped for a quick resolution, emphasising "hundreds years of fraternal and strong ties" among the countries involved.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Ralph Boulton)


          Congress must raise debt ceiling by mid-October - CBO   

By Ginger Gibson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress will need to raise the nation's debt limit and avoid defaulting on loan payments by "early to mid-October," the Congressional Budget Office said in a report on Thursday.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has encouraged Congress to raise the limit before the legislative body leaves for their August recess. But it remains unclear if a bipartisan agreement has been struck to allow the limit to be raised, as both chambers continue to be weighed down by health care and tax reform and trying to find an agreement to fund the government after the September 30 deadline.

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Ex-CHC directors liable for €214,457   
Three former directors of the collapsed Custom House Capital (CHC) are jointly and severally liable to pay €214,457 to the firm’s liquidator, the High Court has ruled. The funds are for the cost of his investigation into the collapsed investment firm...
          Safeinvltd - Safeinvltd.com   
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          Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs   
California City Urban

California’s urban water suppliers have become increasingly adept at drought management thanks to investments in diverse supplies, cooperative efforts with neighbors, and programs to manage water demand. But in the face of extreme hot and dry conditions, questions arose over preparedness for ongoing drought, and the state took the unprecedented step of ordering mandatory water conservation in 2015. This report looks at evolving state and local roles in managing urban water supply during drought, and lessons to help us better prepare for droughts of the future.

This research was supported with funding from California Water Service, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The post Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs appeared first on PPIC.


          Presentation House Gallery Announces Major Funding for New Gallery on Vancouver Waterfront   
NewswireToday (newswire) - 2014/11/27 North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - A major gift from Polygon Homes Ltd and the Audain Foundation enables Presentation House Gallery to move forward with plans for a new building on Vancouver’s waterfront. Presentation House Gallery will become The Polygon Gallery when it moves
          Re: Big Bucks, Bad Optics for Frank Jackson at "Fat Cat" Fundraiser in Gates Mills   
Thanks for this coverage, Sam. It was good to see this:

"It was a reference to an action in 1982, when 600 local activists descended in buses upon the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club (also in Gates Mills) to confront SOHIO President Alton Whitehouse."
Posted by RCarla
          Californians Favor Funding Flood Improvements   
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Public concern about California’s aging flood infrastructure is growing—including how to pay for upgrades.

The post Californians Favor Funding Flood Improvements appeared first on PPIC.


          Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government   
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About the Program
PPIC's latest survey examines Californians' views on President Trump and Congress, as well as their preferences on immigration policy, terrorism and security, and government regulation. It also covers state issues, including attitudes toward elected officials, high-speed rail, and water infrastructure. PPIC researcher Dean Bonner will outline these and other key findings.

This research was supported with funding from the James Irvine Foundation, the California Endowment, and the PPIC Donor Circle.

The post Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government appeared first on PPIC.


          PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government   
Capitol Building – Statewide Survey

A majority of Californians disapprove of President Trump’s order banning travel to the US by people from six majority Muslim countries. And most support providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Crosstabs:
All Adults [PDF]
Likely Voters [PDF]

Time Trends:
All Adults [PDF]
Likely Voters [PDF]

This research was supported with funding from the James Irvine Foundation, the California Endowment, and the PPIC Donor Circle.

The post PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government appeared first on PPIC.


          Perfect Group - Perfect-group.biz   
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          Re: Big Bucks, Bad Optics for Frank Jackson at "Fat Cat" Fundraiser in Gates Mills   
more sluggish dribble masking as journalism. find another job Sam, you're exceptionally bad at this one.
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          Re: Big Bucks, Bad Optics for Frank Jackson at "Fat Cat" Fundraiser in Gates Mills   
The "I'm Pimpin' For Frank" campaign buttons, bumper stickers and yard signs will be difficult to keep in stock.
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          Investbill - Investbill.com   
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          Diversity-fund - Diversity-fund.biz   
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          Coreplus - Coreplus.biz   
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          Indeliblegain - Indeliblegain.com   
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          Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR   
Se puede visitar hasta el domingo en el centro de Madrid.

Desde esta mañana y hasta el viernes hay en Madrid un espacio para relajarse y disfrutar. Se trata del PlayStation VR Resort, la carpa del Gran Teatro Bankia Principe Pío dentro de las instalaciones de la antigua estación Norte de tren de Madrid, junto a la actual estación de Príncipe Pío. Allí, en un entorno que recuerda a parajes exóticos y destinos tropicales se puede disfrutar de cerca de 15 experiencias de realidad virtual con PlayStation VR.

Vídeo:



Tres de estas experiencias se están desarrollando en España. Mindtaker es el nuevo trabajo del estudio vasco Relevo (Baboon!); se trata de una historia de terror. En la demo hay un gato, una mujer muerta y la necesidad de salir de la casa en la que está el jugador.


Mindtaker tiene una buena ambientación y el estudio ha tomado nota de aquellos puntos donde han tropezado los juegos anteriores de PSVR, de forma que el jugador se mueve con el stick izquierdo pero para cambiar la dirección tiene que ir dando toques al stick derecho y cada golpe gira la cámara 90ª. Esto hace que sea un control inicialmente algo difícil, pero luego demuestra que es muy eficaz para evitar mareos.

Una aventura gráfica con la ciencia como generadora de ideas y de jugabilidad


Flipi´s Tesla! Inventemos el futuro es una aventura gráfica desarrollada por Animatoon, Mediapro, 100 Balas y Sony Interactive. Surgió a iniciativa de Enrique Pérez, conocido por su personaje Flipy, quien gestó la idea del juego hace medio año. Aunque el desarrollo comenzó hace sólo mes y medio, el juego ya apunta maneras interesantes, funciona a 120 imágenes por segundo y propone averiguar lo que ha sucedido en un laboratorio llevando a cabo distintos experimentos científicos.


El juego tiene poco que ver con proyectos anteriores de Flipy relacionados con la ciencia, y aúna la divulgación con el rigor científico. De hecho, cuenta con el asesoramiento científico de Javier Santaolalla, físico del CERN, y se está desarrollando apoyado por Creations, un proyecto de innovación educativa financiado por la Comisión Europea. Está orientado a jugadores de entre 8 y 14 años, pero, dice Pérez, "le gustará a quien le guste jugar aventuras gráficas". La idea de su creador es utilizar la VR para educarse y divertirse a la vez, y tiene la intención de llevarlo a colegios o fundaciones que acerquen la ciencia a los más pequeños.

La protagonista es una científica, Bio, y el personaje de Flipy que puede servir de reclamo en el mercado español, ocupa un lugar secundario mientras el jugador va recorriendo el cuerpo humano o construye distintos aparatos en primera persona.

La tecnología de Drawfighters se adapta a la realidad virtual


El tercer juego español disponible en PSVR Resort es CoolPaintr VR, obra de Wildbits, que permite dibujar en entornos tridimensionales virtuales utilizando la misma tecnología RTSE utilizada en el juego anterior del estudio, Drawfighters, se pueden generar objetos sólidos asignando huesos a partir de simples contornos hasta conformar un esqueleto, lo que da múltiples posibilidades creativas.


También están disponibles PlayStation Worlds con una demo que lleva al jugador al fondo del mar, Dick Wild con oleadas de cocodrilos a las que hay que disparar, Waddle Home, la conocida franquicia Gran Turismo Sport (jugable en realidad virtual por primera vez en España), las naves espaciales de Mortal Blitz, el tower defense Ancient Amulator en el que juegas con un cetro o un arco, la experiencia en la sabana de Virry en la que puedes encontrarte con una hiena cariñosa, los juegos de feria de Carnival Games y dos juegos que ya hemos analizado en Vandal: Farpoint y Arizona Sunshine

Para poder probar los juegos que hay en PlayStation VR Resort hay que apuntarse en www.trypsvr.com/es-es aunque también te puedes acercar a Principe Pío directamente, aunque te tocará esperar. El acceso al teatro se realiza en grupos de 20 personas y la visita dura 30 minutos en los que cada visitante podrá vivir tres experiencias, ampliables a cuatro tras subir una foto a Twitter con el hashtag #resortPSVR. El horario de apertura es de 11 a 14 horas y de 17 a 21 horas.




Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR
          Comentário sobre O capitalismo está ficando ainda mais cruel e enganador, e não estamos conseguindo reagir à altura por Delcio   
Caros amigos, O capitalismo realmente é cruel, pois não está preocupado em lhe dar paz e amor, não está preocupado com temas como saúde, educação, segurança, meio ambiente, com guerras ou paz. Não é este o foco do capitalismo, pois, isso é dever do estado. Um estado capitalista é um estado pouco interferente, interfere o minimo na economia para que as regras de mercado estabilizem pra onde vai o valor da moeda e dos bens oferecidos ao cidadão. E o mais importante, nenhuma das empresas capitalistas te obrigará a comprar seus produtos ou serviços, não te obriga a pegar empréstimos e pagar os juros cobrados pelos bancos, não te obriga a fazer o que você não quer. Por outro lado, quando se fala em comunismo ou socialismo, há interferência forte do estado, diferente do estado capitalista pouco interferente. O estado, independente de ser capitalista ou socialista cobra impostos para manter suas atividades, se gasta muito interfere muito e sendo socialista há uma serie de "benefícios", não só para o povo mas, para os servidores públicos que extrapolam o bom senso. Fácil de comprovar, necessita de real interesse, estados socialistas interferem profundamente na sociedade como determinação de cotas sociais, ao invés de distribuição por merecimento, retirada de direitos como o direito a auto defesa, imaginando que os delinquentes do país vão respeitar as regras por ele impostas, separação da sociedades por classes que tem mais prerrogativas que outras, como definição de feminicídio como se o homicídio de um homem fosse menos importante que aquele, pra mim é assassinato do mesmo jeito e deveria ser punido com o mesmo rigor, benesses absurdas ao ocupantes de autos cargos do estado, punições brandas aos crimes de colarinho branco, etc.... Reflitam, estão entendendo, realmente, o que é o capitalismo? Não estão querendo que o capitalismo faça o papel do estado, ao invés de cobrar do estado seu papel?
          Ya a la venta el libro 'Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1)'   
Se presentará el 6 de julio en la librería Gigamesh de Barcelona.

Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1) ya está a la venta en las librerías. Es un repaso de los primeros títulos basados en la obra creada por Akira Toriyama. Escrito por David Jaumandreu - fundador del estudio barcelonés de videojuegos Undercoders, abarca desde 1986 a 1997 dedicando un capítulo a cada uno de los lanzamientos, analizándolo dentro de su contexto histórico, estudiando su diseño y ofreciendo una visión de las tendencias de mercado que marcaron sus características.


A su vez, el libro también hace hincapié en el impacto que causaron los títulos analizados, tanto a nivel de crítica como comercial.

De esta forma, Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1) se convierte en "una reivindicación escrita al valor que ha aportado Dragon Ball a la cultura del videojuego".

"Es una reivindicación escrita al valor que ha aportado Dragon Ball a la cultura del videojuego"

Por otro lado, el libro se presentará en la librería Gigamesh de Barcelona el jueves 6 de julio a las 19:00 horas.

Ya a la venta el libro 'Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1)'

Ya a la venta el libro 'Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1)'
          Un jugador sorprende con sus dibujos de pantallazos de juegos de NES   
Utiliza screens para renovar el apartado visual.

Un jugador de videojuegos aficionado a la temática retro está transformándose en la sensación de Reddit de estos últimos días mediante sus creaciones pictóricas basadas en pantallazos de juegos retro.

Andres1984 ha tomado screens de clásicos de la NES, la primera gran consola de sobremesa de Nintendo, y se ha encargado de recrearlos dibujando encima de ellos para darles un toque actual con profundidad y efectos.


Las recreaciones, como puedes ver en las imágenes, incluyen juegos como Contra 2, Punch Out y Duck Hunt, entre otros, para repasar grandes clásicos de finales de los ochenta en la NES.

El trabajo artístico realizado por este aficionado ha hecho que la comunidad se pregunte cómo quedarían en movimiento estas revisiones gráficas de transformarse en remasterizaciones jugables.

¿Qué te parecen estos diseños? Propuestas como ésta demuestran que lo retro está más de moda que nunca. Que se lo digan a todos los jugadores que están luchando por reservar una SNES Mini esta semana.

Un jugador sorprende con sus dibujos de pantallazos de juegos de NES

Un jugador sorprende con sus dibujos de pantallazos de juegos de NES
          Paradox Interactive adquiere a los creadores de Overlord y Age of Wonders   
Triumph Studios continuará con sus actuales proyectos.

Paradox Interactive ha anunciado la compra de Triumph Studios, creadores de Age of Wonders y la serie Overlord.

Triumph Studios se fundó en 1997 y hoy día es conocida por sus juegos de estrategia. La saga Age of Wonders supera el millón de copias vendidas hasta la fecha.

Tras la adquisición, Triumph Studios afirma que todos sus proyectos en desarrollo continuarán en marcha y serán publicados por Paradox Interactive

"Son líderes en su espacio y han construido una amplia y fiel comunidad con los años, incluyendo algunos empleados de Paradox que se encuentran entre sus mayores fans", ha dicho Fredrik Wester, director ejecutivo de Paradox. "Tenemos gran confianza en Lennart, Arno y el equipo de Triumph, y nuestra atención está ahora en asegurar que podrán continuar creando su magia bajo el nuevo liderazgo".

Paradox Interactive adquiere a los creadores de Overlord y Age of Wonders
          Darksiders III tendrá un mundo más compacto que Darksiders II   
La desarrolladora sigue los pasos de la primera parte.

Darksiders III ha sido uno de los grandes ausentes del E3 2017. El videojuego que será editado por Nordic Games y está siendo desarrollado por Gunfire Games, estudio fundado por ex trabajadores de Vigil Games.

El título está previsto para el próximo año en PS4, Xbox One y PC, y contará la historia de Furia, nuevo personaje creado para la ocasión que portará un látigo para repartir justicia entre los enemigos.


Desde Nordic Games han apuntado nuevos detalles sobre el desarrollo del juego, en especial sobre el tamaño de los escenarios que podremos visitar. Así los define Reinhard Pollice, miembro de la editora:

"Hemos construido un mundo donde resulta natural volver atrás a lugares que ya has visitado, pero donde también los jugadores tiene opciones para decidir a dónde ir. Obviamente, contamos con gran cantidad de secretos y caminos alternativos que descubrir", apuntan.

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Según Pollice, Darksiders III va a presentar un mundo más compacto que la segunda parte de la serie, que se caracterizó por ofrecer un escenario más abierto que el juego original.

"Nuestro juego no será un mundo abierto tan grande como Darksiders II. Es un mundo más compacto como Darksiders", explica. Darksiders III llegará a las tiendas el próximo 2018 para PS4, Xbox One y PC.

Darksiders III tendrá un mundo más compacto que Darksiders II
          gelesen: Bob, der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte   

Bob, der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte von James Bowen

Bob der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte

Nach dem zweiten Buch habe ich nun auch das Erste gelesen:

Die komische und manchmal abenteuerliche Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft
Millionenfach hat sich der Roman “Bob der Streuner” von James Bowen bereits verkauft. Ein modernes Märchen: Der Obdachlosigkeit entkommen, schlägt James sich als Straßenmusiker durch. Als er eines Abends einen abgemagerten, streunenden Kater vor seiner Tür findet, scheint er sein tierisches Ebenbild zu treffen. Und mehr noch: Während er den Streuner aufpäppelt, entwickelt sich eine besondere Freundschaft. Der Kater Bob will nämlich keineswegs zurück in die Freiheit. So, wie James dem Kater Bob seine Lebenskraft zurückgibt, so füllt das samtpfötige Wesen James´ Leben wieder mit Sinn – und jeder Menge witziger Anekdoten.

Erst das zweite Buch zu lesen war wie damals schon geschrieben kein Problem, sofern man die grundsätzliche Geschichte von Bob und James schon einmal irgendwo mitbekommen hat:
James hat als drogensüchtiger Straßenmusikant 2007 am Hauseingang zu seiner Sozialwohnung einen verletzten Kater gefunden. Er kümmert sich um den Kater, den er Bob nennt, und dieser dankt es ihm mit einer ungewöhnlichen Zuneigung. Bob folgt James zu seinen Auftritten als Straßenmusiker, er weicht ihm nicht mehr von der Seite. Die beiden werden unzertrennlich und zusammen mit Bob schafft James den kalten Entzug.

Die wahre Geschichte von James und Bob ist mittlerweile wohl Jedem in Grundzügen bekannt, er schildert sie hier noch einmal ausführlicher und mit vielen Anekdoten rund um Bob. Aber es ist nicht nur ein Buch zum schmunzeln, James schildert auch Dinge, die er in seinem Leben falsch gemacht hat. Es ist letztlich aber doch die Geschichte eines außergewöhnlichen Katers, der es mit seiner Treue und Sturheit schafft, einem Drogensüchtigen eine Aufgabe und damit eine Leitlinie zu geben. Genau die Art Therapie, die James offenbar gebraucht hat.

Ein wirklich tolles Buch, es schildert die Geschichte, die man in jeder Zeitung lesen konnte detailierter. Immer menschlich und Katzenliebhaber werden vieles von Bob in ihrem Tier wiederfinden. Wahrscheinlich aber nicht alles auf einmal, Bob ist ein Unikat.laugh


          El INDEC presentó un empeoramiento de los indicadores de distribución del ingreso (Página 12)   


Crece la desigualdad como un brote verde

El organismo oficial volvió a publicar el coeficiente de Gini, que revela los grados de equidad en una sociedad. Los resultados ratifican una tendencia de deterioro para los sectores de menores ingresos que empezó en 2016.


El coeficiente de Gini, un indicador que cuanto más cercano a 1 sea el valor mayor es la desigualdad en la distribución del ingreso, se ubicó en 0,437 puntos durante el primer trimestre de 2017. El apagón estadístico dispuesto por el Indec imposibilita la comparación interanual. La cifra publicada ayer representa un retroceso hasta la foto distributiva de 2011, cuando el índice llegó a 0,434 punto. Los registros disponibles para el mismo período de 2015, cuando el índice llegó a 0,420, ofrecen una aproximación al deterioro en el “reparto de la torta” que acompañó a la aceleración de la inflación, los aumentos en las tarifas de los servicios públicos, el salto cambiario, la quita de retenciones y el incremento en el desempleo experimentados a lo largo del año pasado. La autoridad estadística publicó en su informe los datos correspondientes al segundo, tercer y cuarto trimestre de 2016. En el segundo trimestre del año pasado el indicador llegó a 0,427 puntos cuando un año antes se había ubicado en 0,410 puntos. El pico en el deterioro distributivo se alcanzó en el tercer trimestre, cuando el índice de Gini marcó 0,451 puntos, el nivel más elevado de los últimos siete años para ese período del año.



Los registros que el Indec volvió a difundir en forma de Informe Técnico en reemplazo de los cuadros estadísticos publicados desde el segundo trimestre del año pasado revelan que la brecha entre el ingreso familiar promedio del diez por ciento de los hogares más pobres y el diez por ciento más rico llegó a 21,8 veces en el primer trimestre de 2017. Tampoco es posible comparar con el mismo período un año antes pero, entre enero y marzo de 2015, la diferencia informada por el Indec había sido de 17,8 veces. A pesar de la imposibilidad para realizar comparaciones interanuales y el cuestionamiento a las cifras, los datos dan cuenta del ensanchamiento de la brecha distributiva desde que asumió el gobierno de Mauricio Macri. En el segundo trimestre de 2015, la distancia entre los ingresos de los hogares del primer y el último decil había sido de 16,5 veces mientras que durante el mismo período del año pasado llegó a ser de 18,9 veces. En el tercer trimestre de 2016 la diferencia de ingresos entre los extremos había ascendido a un pico de 21,7 veces y durante el período octubre-diciembre se ubicó en 18,7 veces.

El equipo de investigación de Cifra que conforman Mariano Barrera, Mariana González y Pablo Manzanell señaló que en el “primer año de gobierno de la alianza Cambiemos se avanzó en un proceso regresivo en la distribución del ingreso que derivó en una transferencia del trabajo al capital en torno de los 16.000 millones de dólares, producto de la caída de la participación de los trabajadores en el ingreso nacional del 37,4 al 34,3 por ciento entre 2015 y 2016”. Ese proceso se explica por la devaluación, la eliminación de los derechos de exportación, el alza en el precio de los servicios públicos y la restrictiva política monetaria. El impacto de esas medidas en las condiciones de vida de los hogares no afectó a todos por igual: los más perjudicados fueron los de menores ingresos lo que ensanchó la brecha distributiva.

Los datos publicados ayer muestran que el décimo decil, el segmento donde se ubican las familias más acomodadas, se apropio del 31,6 por ciento del ingreso mientras que el primer decil, el correspondiente a los sectores más vulnerables, apenas concentró el 1,4 por ciento. Para evitar las imprecisiones que arrastran los datos referidos a los extremos de la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares se pueden realizar comparaciones alternativas como la relación entre el segundo y el noveno decil. Mientras que los primeros se recibieron 3,4 por ciento del ingreso los otros se quedaron con el 16,7 por ciento.  Otro guarismo que da cuenta de la concentración distributiva es que el 10 por ciento más rico de las familias concentra un nivel de ingresos superior al del 60 por ciento de la población de menores ingresos. Una dinámica similar se observó en la CAB A. Durante el primer año de gestión de Horacio Rodríguez Larreta , las diferencias entre los ingresos reales de los hogares porteños más pobres y los más ricos, así como la brecha entre el norte y del sur del distrito, se amplificaron.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47184-crece-la-desigualdad-como-un-brote-verde

          Vino, ¿bebida nacional?: las importaciones desde Chile son récord y ya explican el 15% del consumo interno (iProfesional)   


El país vecino se convirtió en el principal proveedor externo. La causa es que los stocks están al límite y que las últimas dos cosechas figuran entre las peores desde los años `60. Sin embargo, alertan que los precios más bajos y las facilidades aduaneras también alientan el negocio


Por estos días, nadie debe verse sorprendido si, recorriendo las góndolas de supermercados, en botellas y envases tetrabrik de vino aparece una leyenda que informe "origen: Chile".

Los principales jugadores de la industria hoy están motorizando un nivel de importaciones desde el país vecino que está marcando un récord histórico.

Los productores vitícolas, que hacía tiempo venían reclamando una recomposición de los precios del kilo de uva –que durante años estuvo amesetado-, ven una amenaza concreta en el continuo ingreso de cientos de camiones con tanques cargados con vino, a través de la cordillera.

El flujo alcanza tal nivel que organizaciones como la Asociación de Viñateros Independientes de San Juan hasta evaluaron realizar piquetes en las rutas para evitar el avance de la competencia chilena.


La tensión en su momento alcanzó tal nivel que, en el marco de un encuentro con productores, el secretario de Agregado de Valor de la Nación, Néstor Roulet, afirmó que el Gobierno estaba monitoreando este flujo de importaciones ante la posibilidad de que se trate de una competencia desleal.

“Estamos viendo si se trata de un caso de dumping y si es así, el Gobierno Nacional se va a involucrar”, disparó el funcionario.


El gobernador de San Juan, Sergio Uñac, es uno de los que más viene protestando por el ingreso de camiones cargados con producto chileno.

"Importar vino sólo para bajar el precio no nos parece una medida acertada”, afirmó recientemente el mandatario provincial.

En este contexto, Mendoza viene de tomar medidas: a comienzos de año, la administración de Alfredo Cornejo aplicó un aumento de la alícuota de Ingresos Brutos al vino importado que ingrese a ese territorio, elevándola del 4% al 6%.

Con esta medida, buscó darle más protección a los productores cuyanos, en medio de las crecientes quejas por estas operaciones.

Para ponerlo en perspectiva, los últimos datos del Instituto Nacional de Vitivinicultura son reveladores: entre enero y mayo se importó vino a granel por 52,6 millones de litros.

El último récord desde que hay registros correspondía a 2010, cuando a lo largo de 12 meses se realizaron compras al exterior por 28,7 millones de litros.

Esto significa que, en apenas cinco meses, ya casi se duplicó ese volumen anual.


Hay otro dato revelador: según el INV, las bodegas despacharon al mercado interno 334,8 millone de litros fraccionados, en parte complementados con la ofertaimportada, dado que los grandes establecimientos envasan el granel que llega del país vecino y lo introducen en el circuito comercial.

Así las cosas, los 52,6 millones de litros que llegaron desde Chile hoy representan el 15% del volumen comercializado en el mercado interno.

O, dicho en otras palabras, por cada 10 litros que hasta mayo se comercializaron en la Argentina, más de 1,5 litros fueron en realidad producidos en el país vecino.

¿Oportunidad o falta de stock?
A medida que se potenció la importación, las críticas de los viñateros se hicieron más fuertes, dado que consideran este flujo como una forma directa de ponerle un tope a los precios de la materia prima en el mercado interno.

Fuentes del sector detallaron a iProfesional que el valor del vino a granel chileno, puesto en la puerta de una bodega en Mendoza, puede ser entre 15% y 25% más económico que el nacional, dado que la escasez generada por la caída de la producción durante las últimas dos cosechas disparó los valores de la materia primera.

Sin embargo, para el consultor Javier Merino, director de Área del Vino, no se trata de maniobras especulativassino de una necesidad real y concreta de abastecer la demanda.

"Las dos últimas cosechas, 2016 y 2017, fueron las peores de los últimos cincuenta años. Por eso, no debe extrañarnos que las importaciones también sean récord", acota.

Granizo, lluvias en los momentos menos propicios y hasta heladas, configuraron un cuadro difícil para varias zonas productivas de Mendoza y San Juan.

El experto agrega que "el año pasado, por la pérdida de parte de la producción, se limpiaron los stocks. Y una segunda vendimia también floja generó que no hoy no haya suficiente vino como para abastecer la demanda".

Según datos del INV, durante esta campaña se recolectaron 19,5 millones de quintales de uva. Si bien esta cifra fue superior a los 17,3 millones del año previo, se trató de un nivel que igualmente estuvo lejos delregistro histórico.


"En los últimos 20 años, el promedio de la cosecha es de cerca de 25 millones de quintales. Es decir que venimos de dos vendimias que se ubicaron muy por debajo y esto afectó los niveles de stock", afirma Carlos Fiochetta, gerente de la Corporación Vitivinícola Argentina (COVIAR).

El directivo señala que "hubo zonas de Mendoza que tradicionalmente tenían rendimientos de unos 10.000 kilos por hectárea pero que, por cuestiones climáticas, los dos últimos años mostraron caídas de hasta el 50%".

Más allá de esto, el directivo confía en que los flujos de importación deberían ir bajando, dado que en estos días están comenzando a liberarse al mercado parte de la cosecha 2017.

"Esto va a ayudar a recomponer los inventarios, por eso la proyección es que las compras a Chile no sigan creciendo e, incluso, bajen con fuerza", apunta Fiochetta.

Cerveza versus vino
Cabe destacar que, según Fiochetta, casi la totalidad de la producción que se importa desde Chile se destina a vinos sin denominación de variedad, que representan cerca del 80% de la oferta. La gran mayoría se comercializa en envases tetrabrik.

Este segmento conforma la base de la pirámide del consumo y es responsables de movilizar el amperímetro de ventas.

En este contexto, Merino advierte que esta bebida es uno de los productos más castigados por el bajón de la demanda.

Cabe destacar que en la Argentina el consumo percápita está estancado en torno a los 25 litros per cápita.

En la década del 70, cuando era común almorzar con vino y la cerveza no arrasaba en el market share, se superaban los 80 litros.

"Hemos llegado a un piso mínimo histórico. Pero así y todo, como las últimas cosechas fueron malas y no hay stock, no hay suficiente volumen. Y esto provocó que se disparara el precio, lo cual es preocupante, porque porcada peso que sube el litro, hay miles de consumidoresque dejan de comprar o buscan alternativas, como la cerveza", apunta Merino.

Si bien el consumo de esta última bebida también se vio afectado por la crisis, lo cierto es que supera holgadamente al vino, con más de 41 litros anuales per cápita.

Por eso, el consultor considera que "estas importaciones no sólo defienden a los consumidores, sino que también a la industria, porque cada litro que se pierde en manos de la cerveza, luego es muy difícilde recuperar".

Sufren las exportaciones


Como consecuencia de los menores stocks, además de tener que importar más, el complejo vitivinícola argentino padeció un desplome de las ventas al exterior.

Según datos del INV, entre enero y mayo se exportaron 127 millones de litros de vino a granel, lo que implicó un derrumbe del 48%.

En tanto que los envíos de mosto concentrado –utilizado por la industria alimenticia como endulzante- totalizaron apenas 21.700 hectolitros, una fuerte baja de casi 53%.

Frente a estos números, Fiochetta afirma que hay dos cuestiones que se potenciaron y que forzaron este escenario: la fuerte suba de precios y los problemas de competitividad cambiaria.

"El vino a granel y el mosto depende mucho del factorprecio. Con las bajas cosechas de los últimos años el producto se volvió muy caro para los exportadores y los dejó fuera de competencia, a lo que se suma el contexto macroeconómico del país", apunta.

Cabe destacar que los despachos al exterior de vino embotellado también se están viendo castigados: hasta mayo se exportaron 744.200 hectolitros, casi 10% menos que en el mismo período del año pasado.

Merino es contundente al afirmar que "en las gamas más bajas de precios, los costos no cierran".

A esto, el experto suma un cambio en las tendencias a nivel mundial: "El mercado internacional se ha puesto muy pesado. Ya no se puede aspirar a crecer a tasas chinas, porque los países productores europeos se pusieron muy competitivos y agresivos en los mercados importadores más dinámicos".

Por eso Merino afirma que "hoy no tenemos ninguna ventaja competitiva diferencial. A lo máximo que podemos aspirar hoy es a crecer en sintonía con la expansión del PBI mundial, es decir, a un promedio del 2% a 3% anual".

Para hacer frente a la situación, desde la Coviar vienen pidiendo una serie de beneficios fundamentales para apuntalar a esta economía regional estratégica.

Entre las medidas, Fiochetta menciona un aumento de los reintegros a las exportaciones o compensacionespara fletes, dados los elevados costos logísticos que enfrentan las bodegas.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/252022-malbec-vino-competitividad-cambiaria-Vino-bebida-nacional-las-importaciones-desde-Chile-son-record-y-ya-explican-el-15-del-consumo-interno-

          Tasa interés clave Chile, totalmente compatible con condiciones economía: jefe Banco Central (Reuters)   


LONDRES (Reuters) - El nivel de la tasa de interés referencial en Chile es "totalmente compatible" con las condiciones de la economía local, dijo el viernes el presidente del Banco Central, Mario Marcel, durante su participación en un foro con inversionistas en Londres.

La declaración del jefe del instituto emisor refuerza sus comentarios de principios de mes sobre que la Tasa de Política Monetaria (TPM) ha llegado a un nivel coherente con una inflación de 3,0 por ciento en el horizonte de proyección.

Las tasas de interés "son totalmente compatible con las condiciones", dijo Marcel a periodistas en el marco de la conferencia "Chile Day" en Londres, agregando que el balance de riesgo para la economía estaba balanceado actualmente.

Los comentarios de Marcel ocurren cuando algunos economistas en Chile comienzan a estimar que habría espacio para un recorte más del tipo rector en la segunda mitad del año.


Para intentar reanimar una deprimida actividad local, el Banco Central ha recortado la TPM en 100 puntos base a un 2,5 por ciento en lo que va del año y en su última reunión el consejo cambio en el sesgo de su política hacia uno "flexible" o neutral en espera de que el impulso monetario permee a la economía.

El Banco Central disminuyó recientemente su cálculo de expansión del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) del 2017 hacia un rango de 1,0 a 1,75 por ciento, desde un pronóstico previo de 1,0 a 2,0 por ciento.

En cuanto al mercado cambiario, Marcel dijo que la moneda local no se había desviado de sus fundamentos recientemente.

Reporte de Marc Jones. Escrito por Antonio de la Jara. Editado por Gabriela Donoso

Fuente: http://lta.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idLTAKBN19L1UA-OUSLB

          Datos oficiales muestran el retroceso del mercado laboral. Suben el empleo precario y el estatal (Página 12)   


La industria sigue perdiendo empleos

La información del SIPA-Anses revela que la industria destruyó 41.600 puestos en abril pasado respecto al mismo mes del año anterior. En forma global, hubo un aumento de 138 mil por el registro de monotributistas, alza de estatales y en construcción.


El proceso de destrucción de empleo industrial no se detiene según las estadísticas laborales difundidas por el Ministerio de Trabajo. En abril las actividades manufactureras y las petroleras sumaban 41.600 puestos de trabajo perdidos en relación al mismo período del año pasado. El cierre de la planta productora de snacks de la estadounidense Pepsico en Vicente López, la reducción de personal decidida por Puma en sus empresas de calzado e indumentaria ubicadas en La Rioja y la baja definitiva de las persianas anticipada por la química Lanxess en Zárate representan los exponentes más recientes de un proceso que es acompañado de manera pasiva por el Ministerio de Trabajo.



Sin embargo, los niveles de empleo registrado totales muestran una variación favorable. Los datos oficiales muestran que durante el cuarto mes del año hubo 138 mil asalariados más que en el mismo período de 2016. Los registros utilizados por los funcionarios para celebrar una supuesta recuperación laboral ocultan que prácticamente la mitad de esos nuevos puestos de trabajo se explican por la inscripción de nuevos monotributistas: en un año se registró un incremento neto de 68 mil individuos. No se trata de creación de nuevos empleos sino de un proceso de “blanqueo” de una situación laboral precaria a través de esa modalidad. El fenómeno responde a la extensión de la Asignación Universal por Hijo a ese colectivo de trabajadores en abril del año pasado.

El resto de los rubros que compensan el impacto de la apertura comercial y la contracción de la demanda interna sobre la actividad manufacturera son el empleo público con 32.700 empleos en un año, los monotributistas sociales al sumar otros 32.000 y la construcción con 24.200 puestos. Tres sectores dependientes del gasto y la inversión estatal.

La estabilización de las estadísticas laborales celebrada por la Casa Rosada desde comienzos de año no refleja una reactivación de la economía, sino como el resultado de una política social dispuesta por el Gobierno que balancea a nivel global las consecuencias de la política macroeconómica. Los puestos de trabajo en relación de dependencia en actividades industriales destruidos se compensan por la inscripción de individuos que trabajaban en condiciones irregulares en el monotributo ya que pueden mantener sus derechos en materia de asignaciones familiares y lograr cierta cobertura adicional.

El escenario descripto por el Indec para el primer trimestre cuando la desocupación ascendió hasta 9,2 por ciento, el registro más elevado en una década para un período enero-marzo, acompaña esa dinámica. Con una nueva configuración se mantienen “estadísticamente estables” los niveles de empleo registrado mientras que el incremento en el desempleo lo explican la destrucción de puestos más vulnerables.

Los datos publicados ayer por la cartera laboral tampoco dan cuenta de una mejora sostenida durante los primeros meses del año. En abril la cantidad de trabajadores registrados anotó un retroceso mensual de 22.300 trabajadores que, cuando se depuran los elementos específicos del período, arroja una variación positiva de 12.200 trabajadores. Los datos se construyen sobre un universo de 12 millones de trabajadores en la actividad privada, el sector público y el monotributo social que figuran en los registros administrativos del SIPA de la Anses.

En abril, la cantidad de asalariados del sector privado se contrajo en 50.600 puestos de trabajo frente al mes anterior, mientras que la medición sin estacionalidad arrojó un reducción de 1500 puestos mensuales. Las caídas fueron generalizadas y ni siquiera se salvó la construcción que había comenzado a ofrecer un impulso incipiente.

En la industria manufacturera la caída fue de 5700 empleos que, en los registros desestacionalizados maca 2200 puestos menos. La mayor caída mensual la muestra el empleo agropecuario con una reducción estimada de 15.200 empleos. Esa dinámica está asociada a la terminación de las cosechas durante el verano ya que los registros depurados arrojan un alza de 1600 puestos. La construcción, por su parte, se mantuvo estable en la comparación mensual y en la medición sin estacionalidad anotó una suba de 3500 empleos.

Las autoridades de la cartera laboral publicaron ayer la Encuesta de Indicadores Laborales (EIL) que en mayo mostró una leve variación positiva de 0,5 por ciento respecto al mismo mes del año anterior y se mantuvo estable en la comparación contra el mes anterior. Este comportamiento se explica por una mejora del 8,7 por ciento interanual en la construcción y del 2,9 por ciento en los rubros vinculados al comercio. Como sucede con los datos del SIPA, el impulso en el sector privado es contrarrestado por la sostenida caída en la industria manufacturera que para la encuesta marcó un retroceso del 4 por ciento interanual el mes pasado.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/46987-la-industria-sigue-perdiendo-empleos

          Oficializaron la entrega de rutas aéreas a Fly bondi (Página 12)   


Un negocio que ya empieza a carretear

El Gobierno le dio autorización para volar a 85 destinos nacionales e internacionales. La concesión de las rutas está bajo la lupa de la Justicia por los vínculos de la empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


El Gobierno nacional oficializó hoy la autorización "low cost" Fly Bondi, a explotar 85 rutas aéreas, nacionales e internacionales, por los próximos 15 años. Lo hizo a pesar de que la Justicia investigada posibles irregularidades en la concesión de esas rutas dados los vínculos de esa empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


La decisión de darle pista al negocio de Fly Bondi quedó plasmada en una resolución publicada esta mañana en el Boletín Oficial. Se trata de la  408-E/2017 del Ministerio de Transporte, que lleva la firma del titular de esa cartera, Guillermo Dietrich.


El otorgamiento de rutas aéreas a las low cost está en la mira de la Justicia. Bajo la lupa están las concesiones hechas a Fly Bondi y también a Avian, que antes no era otra que MacAir, la empresa aérea de los Macri.

Fly Bondi es la quinta empresa "low cost" que habilita el gobierno para operar en el transporte aéreo de carga y de pasajeros, luego de American Jet, Andes, Alas del Sur y Avian. El juez federal Sergio Torres investiga si no fue beneficiada con la entrega de las rutas en forma irregular a partir de sus vínculos con Quintana.

Richard Guy Gluzman, uno de los dueños y fundador de Fly Bondi aparece cruzado en varias sociedades con Quintana, incluso como vicepresidente de Pegasus, la empresa principal del funcionario. Ambos, además, figuran como fundadores de la firma Gustos y Aromas SA en el año 2004. Guy Gluzman, un empresario francés de 63 años, también fue incorporado en la función pública como empleado de Acumar (Autoridad de la Cuenca Matanza Riachuelo), dependiente del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, con el ambicioso cargo de “Coordinador de Mejoras Continuas”.

 La autorización que se le concedió a Fly Bondi es "para explotar servicios regulares internos e internacionales de transporte aéreo de pasajeros, carga y correo con aeronaves de gran porte". Entre las rutas que se le otorgaron se incluyen destinos como Brasil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Perú, Chile y Uruguay, además de las principales ciudades argentinas.

Según se indica entre los considerandos de la resolución, "se considera conveniente que otro operador con bandera argentina ingrese en los referidos mercados teniendo en cuenta que la ampliación de la oferta y el aumento de la competencia conducen al perfeccionamiento de la actividad del transporte aéreo".

Además, con respecto a las rutas internacionales otorgadas, "el ingreso de un nuevo operador argentino contribuirá a proyectar la presencia de nuestro país en rutas prioritariamente explotadas por transportadores extranjeros o en las que un nuevo explotador permitirá diversificar la oferta y con ello captar una mayor proporción del mercado".

La empresa tendrá su base de operaciones en el aeropuerto de El Palomar, aunque esa situación "queda sujeta a las habilitaciones y limitaciones" de ese aeródromo.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47061-un-negocio-que-ya-empieza-a-carretear

          ¿Apertura indiscriminada?: las estadísticas relativizan que la economía esté viviendo una lluvia de importaciones (iProfesional)   


En su plataforma de campaña, Cristina Kirchner denunció que se está entregando el mercado interno a la empresas extranjeras y volvió a encender el debate. En el Gobierno lo niegan pero, como contrapartida, se oponen a volver al "cerrojo" aduanero. Cuáles son los rubros más y menos dinámicos


La polémica por las importaciones se está potenciando en plena carrera hacia las PASO.

El tercero de los 15 puntos que conforman la plataforma de campaña del frente Unidad Ciudadana que impulsa Cristina Kirchner, de hecho, se refiere a la defensa de la industria nacional.

Para ponerlo en perspectiva, este ítem está por encima de otros que forman parte del corazón de las críticas del kirchnerismo hacia el plan de gobierno de Cambiemos, como las tarifas, el endeudamiento externo o la "bicicleta financiera".

En un duro análisis, el documento advierte que "está en marcha un plan de apertura total e indiscriminada de la economía".

Además, señala que "por primera vez desde 1975 cae el PBI y aumentan las importaciones de bienes de consumo", un juego de variables que los economistas que acompañan a Cristina consideran que lo único que genera es "entregar el ya reducido mercado interno a las empresas extranjeras".

La economista Fernanda Vallejos, que encabeza lista de diputados nacionales, también está calentando el debate y centrando sus críticas en el boom de compras al exterior.


La nueva referente K afirmó que hay dos argentinas: una mayoría que "dejó de consumir bienes esenciales", como alimentos, y una minoría que "compra motos o autos de alta gama importados".

La realidad es que en los últimos meses es cierto que se evidenció un mayor movimiento de marcas internacionales.

En el caso del rubro automotor, están desembarcando compañías generalistas como Geely, de China, hasta otras de súper lujo, como Lotus.

En el rubro alimentos, basta recorrer las góndolas de los supermercados para observar una proliferación de quesos de Francia o de marcas de fideos italianos, con salsas de tomate incluidas.

En indumentaria, tiendas como Zara, que hasta hace un par de años tenían un 90% de su oferta conformada por prendas nacionales, ahora ofrecen pantalones, remeras y camisas de Singapur o Tailandia.

Una recorrida por comercios permite comprobar que hay una "efervescencia importadora". ¿Pero alcanza todo esto para considerar esta tendencia como una verdadera avalancha?

En diálogo con iProfesional, el economista Gabriel Caamaño Gómez, del Estudio Ledesma destaca que "el Gobierno, en un principio avanzó bastante rápido, pero luego puso un poco el pie en el freno".

Al analizar la foto actual, el analista precisa que "hoy no se puede hablar de una apertura fulminante. Los datos muestran que se está lejos todavía de los niveles de otros años".

Entre enero y mayo, las importaciones totalizaronu$s24.800 millones, con un alza interanual del 12%. Sin embargo, descontada la variable precios, en volúmenes el alza fue sustancialmente menor: 7,4%.

Además, este registro es menor al récord histórico -para ese período-, que tuvo lugar en pleno kirchnerismo, más precisamente en 2013, antes del reforzamiento del cepo cambiario y aduanero.

En ese entonces, la "factura" a pagar por compras al mundo ascendió a casi u$s29.600 millones.

Es decir que el nivel actual se encuentra un 16% por debajo de ese récord. No sólo eso, el registro de este año incluso está por debajo del de 2011, 2012 y 2014 (ver cuadro).


En este punto, Marcelo Elizondo, ex director de Fundación ExportAr, apunta que "es cierto que las importaciones están creciendo. Pero lo que estamos viendo es una recomposición, porque veníamos de niveles bajísimos".

El analista va más allá y afirma que, en base al ranking del Banco Mundial, la Argentina está entre los cincopaíses con el ratio más bajo entre importaciones y PBI.

En este contexto, Elizondo reflota la fórmula que establece que por cada punto que se pretenda crezca la economía, entonces las compras al mundo deberán hacerlo en tres puntos.

"Esto se debe a que la mayor parte de lo que ingresa del exterior está destinado a la industria", completa.

Sin embargo, los analistas sí reconocen que, especialmente en bienes de consumo, hay ramas deactividad “sensibles” que están sufriendo una mayor competencia importada.

Pero trazan una diferencia: consideran que el problema principal no está causado únicamente por este flujo, sino por la combinación de este factor con el achicamiento del mercado por el enfriamiento del consumo.

La "letra chica" de los bienes de capital
En la última cumbre entre el presidente Mauricio Macri y la cúpula de la Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA), el tema de las importaciones estuvo entre los principales puntos de la agenda del día.

Tras la reunión, el propio titular de la entidad, Miguel Acevedo reveló que, ante la preocupación planteada, los funcionarios respondieron que el incremento de las compras al mundo no hace sino "aumentar la competitividad de las empresas".

Básicamente, porque gran parte de las mismas son maquinarias e insumos para la industria.

¿Se están importando más bienes de capital? Las estadísticas, a grandes rasgos, así lo confirman.

Entre enero y mayo entraron "fierros" por u$s5.334 millones, un 18% más que en 2016, al tiempo que esta cifra se ubicó un 15% por encima del promedio de la última década.

Sin embargo, todavía se encuentra por debajo del récord, que se logró en 2011, cuando se habían superado los u$s5.500 millones en ese rubro (ver cuadro).


Pero hay un detalle: no todo lo que entró fueron máquinas para industrias. El 30% de ese total fue material de transporte, lo que incluye desde aviones hasta trenes y vías férreas.

Es decir que parte del crecimiento de los bienes decapital estuvo explicado por el empuje de la obrapública. De hecho, descontado este efecto, las compras al mundo de maquinaria crecen en realidad a un ritmo del 10%, 8 puntos menos.

En este contexto, desde la Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Maquinaria Agrícola (CAFMA) advierten que hay "luces rojas" por los niveles de importación de silos, equipos de fumigación y sembradoras.

Sin embargo, para Caamaño Gómez, "cuando se vienen de tantos años de restricciones, los números pueden confundir más que aclarar".

A modo de ejemplo, entre enero y mayo las importaciones de sembradoras se dispararon un llamativo 1.100%. Básicamente porque ingresaron 65 unidades frente a las 5 que habían ingresado el año pasado.

Insumos y componentes, al compás de la industria
De los casi u$s24.800 millones totales de compras al mundo, casi el 50% correspondió a dos categorías: insumos y partes piezas para bienes de capital.

El primer grupo es un "termómetro" clave que sirve para ver la evolución de la actividad productiva.

Y los números reflejan el pobre dinamismo:

-Durante los primeros cinco meses ingresaron materias primas por u$s6.800 millones.

-Esto representó una tibia suba del 3% en divisas, mientras que en cantidades hubo una caída del 3%. Es decir, el alza estuvo explicado sólo por los mayoresprecios.

-Además, el registro de este año está un 20% por debajo del récord de 2011 e, incluso, es 5,5% menor que el promedio de la última década (ver cuadro).


Esto se vincula al muy lento despegue de la actividadfabril.

Según el Índice de Producción Industrial de FIEL, si bien en mayo se registró un crecimiento interanual del 4,3%, en el acumulado del año el indicador todavía está enterreno negativo (-1%).

Respecto de las importaciones de partes y piezas para bienes de capital, se observa una situación muy similar: las compras al exterior están un 23% por debajo del récord histórico para ese período, alcanzado en 2013.


En este capítulo se incluyen desde agropartes hasta componentes para el ensamblado de celulares, que vienen cayendo por la menor demanda interna de electro.

Autos: fuerte salto

Las compras de autos al exterior, principalmente desde Brasil, sí se han disparado. De hecho, es el rubro más dinámico.

Entre enero y mayo, la "factura" sumó u$s2.430 millones, un 45% más que en igual lapso de 2016 y exactamente el doble que en 2015.

Sin embargo, en este caso tampoco se puede hablar de récord: la marca histórica corresponde a 2013, año en el que casi se toca el millón de 0Km patentados (ver cuadro).


Hay varias razones por las cuales entran más autos:

-En la Argentina ya se dejaron de fabricar varios modelos chicos y populares, como los Chevrolet Classic y Agile o el Renault Clio Mio.

-Este faltante de oferta está siendo complementado con vehículos producidos en Brasil, cuya industria está especializada en autos compactos.

-Además, el país vecino sigue en crisis y está volcando casi el 70% de sus exportaciones en la Argentina. Esta sobreoferta permite que las unidades lleguen a precios bonificados.

-A esto se suma el atraso cambiario, que potenció el mercado de las marcas premium, como Audi, BMW, Mini, con tasas de crecimiento de entre 100% y 300%.

En este contexto, la industria automotriz está operando por debajo del 50% de su capacidad. Esto lo padecen los fabricantes de componentes.

De hecho, la autopartista Hutchinson, del grupo Total Argentina, acaba de iniciar el proceso de cierre de su planta ubicada en Martínez, debido a "la falta de competitividad de la plaza local y el alto costo de mantener la empresa en funcionamiento".

Pese a todo, desde AFAC, la cámara sectorial, no hablan de avalancha. Pero sí de una suerte de "goteo continuo", potenciado por la crisis de Brasil y una mayor agresividad de China.

Más bienes de consumo, menos ventas
Este rubro, junto con el de autos, es de los más dinámicos. De hecho, con u$s3.288 millonesacumulados durante los primeros cinco meses sí se puede hablar de récord.

Así y todo, la cifra es muy similar a la de otros años en los que también se evidenciaba un avance del atraso cambiario, como 2013.


El problema para industrias como la del calzado, textil y línea blanca, por nombrar algunas, es que estos mayores flujos se están combinando con una contracción de la demanda interna.

En algunos casos sí hay un "boom", mientras que en otros, la situación se moderó.

Ariel Schale, director ejecutivo de la Fundación ProTejer, una entidad emblema de los llamados "sectores sensibles", confirma a iProfesional que "si bien es cierto que se incrementó la entrada de textiles, sobre todo de producto terminado, el mayor problema no es tanto este flujo sino la retracción del consumo interno".

"El tema de las importaciones es un factor adicional, pero la ´guadaña´que está afectando al sector es lacaída de las ventas", agrega.

En el caso de la industria del calzado, la entrada de productos de Asia o Brasil creció 21% en volúmenes en el primer cuatrimestre, según Fecoba.

Esta industria todavía ostenta un predominio del 80% del mercado interno, de la mano de cerca de 100 millones de pares anuales.

Sin embargo, con el consumo interno en baja, hubo empresas que debieron cerrar sus puertas, como fue el caso de Herzo o Unisol, que fabricaban zapatillas bajo la marca Puma.

En este contexto, surgen las tensiones. Fabricantes de calzados vienen reclamando más protección, pero en el Gobierno tienen la visión de que una mayor competencia externa le pone un techo a los precios, tal como está sucediendo con las notebooks, tras la eliminación de aranceles.

Dentro de los bienes de consumo también están los alimentos: en el caso de los elaborados, acumulan un alza del 36%, mientras que los básicos (como frutas o verduras), subieron 22%.

Para los analistas, parte de este ingreso está vinculado con el atraso cambiario, que alienta la entrada de fideos italianos, quesos franceses, jamón español y chocolates suizos, por nombrar algunos ejemplos.

Sin embargo, para Caamaño Gómez, se trata de productos de alto valor que no compiten de manera directa con la oferta local y, además, su incidenciasobre el total es muy baja.

En diálogo con iProfesional, uno de los representantes exclusivos de una reconocida marca de pasta italiana, con presencia en supermercados, asegura que “la participación global no llega al 1%”.

En lácteos se registró un salto del 175% de las compras al exterior. Esto explica por qué las góndolas se poblaron de quesos Philadelphia, de camembert con sello de Francia y hasta de chedar de Brasil.

Sin embargo, las cifras son elocuentes: las importaciones sumaron u$s11 millones, mientras que las exportaciones totalizaron u$s290 millones.

“Se vende al mundo por una cifra casi 30 veces superior a lo que ingresa. Esto, sin contar los miles de millones de pesos que mueve el mercado interno con producción nacional”, argumenta una fuente cercana a la Secretaría de Comercio.

El técnico reconoce que en una economía dinámica, el ingreso de lácteos importados "no generaría ruido”, por la bajísima incidencia en el mercado total.

Sin embargo, este flujo cobra relevancia cuando una de las industrias insignia, como SanCor, está atravesando una fuerte crisis, a lo que se suma el drama de las inundaciones y el cierre de cientos de tambos en los últimos años por problemas de rentabilidad.

En frutas sucede algo parecido: las importaciones crecieron 13% en cantidades, según el SENASA. Pero al interior de las estadísticas se observa que:

-De las 22.000 toneladas extra respecto del añopasado, el 50% estuvo explicado por una fruta con bajísima producción local, como es el caso de las bananas.

-Otras 1.500 toneladas correspondieron a paltas, que históricamente ingresan de Chile o México.

En el caso de los limones, hasta el momento ingresaron 1.800 toneladas, un 900% más que en 2016. Sin embargo, para ponerlo en perspectiva, la Argentina produce 1,6 millones de toneladas. De modo que la competencia del exterior equivale al 0,1% del negocio local.

Así las cosas, la foto "macro" muestra que se está lejos de una avalancha, mientras que al interior de algunas ramas de actividad sí hay una creciente competencia, pero que se vio potenciada por la caída del consumo y por un deterioro de las exportaciones, afectadas por el atraso cambiario.

Claro que el debate no hará más que potenciarse, a medida que falten menos días para las PASO.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/251968-consumo-importaciones--Apertura-indiscriminada-las-estadisticas-relativizan-que-la-economia-este-viviendo-una-lluvia-de-importaciones-

          Nuevos dueños de la energía: cuáles son los nombres que se reparten el negocio estrella del modelo macrista (iProfesional)   


Las inversiones en producción y transporte de gas y electricidad se suceden mientras crece la lista de empresarios que apuestan por un segmento antes alicaído. La decisión oficial de avanzar con las centrales nucleares eleva las expectativas. Los protagonistas que picaron en punta en un nicho clave


El atractivo volvió con el cambio de Gobierno, casi de forma automática. En medio de promesas de políticas orientadas a sumarle valor a la producción y transporte de los insumos, y una modificación en el esquema de tarifas, el segmento energético rápidamente derivó en un magma de inversiones, compras y ventas.

Y comenzaron a aparecer nombres de empresarios y compañías que entendieron al nuevo clima político como un escenario de oportunidades.

De Marcelo Mindlin a Eduardo Eurnekian, pasando por la familia Werthein y más de un "tapado", un estamento de inversores nacionales movió rápido sus fichas para hacer de la energía una opción de rédito en alza. Para el Gobierno, cada uno de las apuestas que llevan adelante hombres y compañías locales representa otra forma de atraer el interés internacional.


"Que empresarios como Mindlin lleven a cabo compras de envergadura, o que se conozcan inversiones de relevancia en el sector, es una manera de reposicionar a la Argentina en el mapa de los mercados atractivos. Son acciones que nos vuelven competitivos", sostuvo ante iProfesional una fuente cercana al ministro Juan José Aranguren.

En torno a los equipos oficiales predomina el optimismo ante una perspectiva positiva dada la riqueza que posee la Argentina en combustibles como el gas o el aprovechamiento que todavía queda por realizar en lo que hace a la generación hidroeléctrica.

"Tenemos una situación auspiciosa en energía. Tras algo más de 15 años de malas decisiones, hay un interés creciente de los privados, sobre todo en la producción y el transporte del gas. También interesa la distribución de la electricidad. En ese sentido, Mindlin está marcando el ritmo por ser unos de los primeros que entendió que hay que apostar por el sector energético", comentó a iProfesional Emilio Apud, asesor de Cambiemos y actual director en YPF.

Para el experto, las compras y ventas de los últimos meses muestran que el empresariado ha dejado de "sufrir las inseguridades que generó el kirchnerismo". Al respecto, destacó al gas como el activo que marcará los tiempos de la inversión en el mediano plazo.

"La electricidad es importante y un negocio de relevancia, pero el gas es el futuro energético de la Argentina y el mundo. Esto lo están entendiendo empresarios como Eurnekian, que prefieren resignar posiciones en la distribución para direccionar los esfuerzos a la extracción del combustible", ejemplificó.

Justamente la expectativa que genera el futuro mayor consumo de gas es la variable que mejor explica el permanente interés por invertir en Vaca Muerta, en la provincia de Neuquén, que vienen sosteniendo compañías internaciones como Chevron, Shell, Petronas o Dow, además de la estatal YPF.

Mindlin, en punta
Si hay un auténtico protagonista del segmento tras la irrupción de Cambiemos, ese es Marcelo Mindlin. El mercado energético, ahí donde supo hacerse fuerte en tiempos de otro viento político, sigue siendo su principal ámbito de apuestas.

De ahí que, en mayo del año pasado, la compra de los activos de la brasileña Petrobras en la Argentina a través de Pampa Energía lo colocó en el pelotón de los que deciden el escenario de las naftas a nivel nacional.

Y algo más: la operación también le aseguró el control de más de 30 reservas hidrocarburíferas, una red de estaciones de servicio, dos instalaciones petroquímicas y hasta una refinería ubicada en la ciudad bonaerense de Bahía Blanca.

Hoy por hoy, Mindlin genera casi el 10% del gas que se produce en la Argentina.

Al mismo tiempo, mantuvo su participación en CIESA, la compañía que controla los destinos de TGS, considerada la mayor transportadora de gas doméstica. En tanto, septiembre del año pasado fue el mes elegido para la compra, previo desembolso de u$s100 millones, del 100% de Albares Renovables Argentina, adjudicataria de licitaciones gubernamentales en materia de energía térmica.

Dueño de Edenor, Mindlin posee más de 20.000 kilómetros de líneas de provisión de energía al controlar las firmas Transener y Transba. En paralelo, el titular de Pampa es un "peso pesado" de la generación dado que posee las hidroeléctricas Los Nihuiles y Diamante, y las centrales térmicas Loma de la Lata, Piedrabuena y Güemes.

A través de la compra de la ex IECSA -rebautizada Sociedad Argentina de Construcción y Desarrollo Estratégico (SACDE)- a Ángelo Calcaterra, primo de Mauricio Macri, Mindlin también se hizo con un activo que le abre las puertas del renovado negocio de la energía nuclear. SACDE ya participa de la licitación para la construcción del edificio donde se desarrollarán los reactores CAREM en Lima, provincia de Buenos Aires, y también podría salir a pelear contratos para lo que será el diseño de Atucha III.

"Tiene un auténtico ejército de ingenieros con todas las especialidades posibles. Es una empresa en permanente expansión, por lo que de seguro también estará entre las candidatas a las principales obras", comentó una fuente vinculada al Ministerio de Energía.

Siempre Caputo
Otro de los nombres que pisa fuerte en el ámbito energético es el de Nicolás Caputo. De la mano de SADESA, participa en la generación de electricidad a través de Central Puerto y Central Mendoza. También posee participación en distribuidoras de gas en el centro del país y la región de Cuyo.

Al mismo tiempo, Caputo cuenta con una porción muy amplia en Edesur adquirida a la brasileña Petrobras en enero de 2013. En ese momento, la petrolera vendió su participación del 48,5% en u$s35 millones. Dichas acciones las adquirieron Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Águila (HPDA) y La Plata Cogeneración, ambas bajo control de SADESA.

En enero de 2017, la firma presentó proyectos para levantar una planta de ciclo combinado de 1.600 megavatios en el complejo industrial de Zárate y Campana. En simultáneo, el empresario ha triunfado en algunas de las principales licitaciones que el Gobierno llevó a cabo en materia nuclear.

Por poner un caso, a principios de este año se quedó con la construcción de un sistema de almacenamiento en seco de combustibles atómicos para la central de Atucha I. La obra está valuada en algo más de $500 millones.

Ya en enero de 2016, Caputo se alzó con la construcción de la obra civil de los edificios del reactor RA-10, en un contrato valuado en casi $800 millones. Al momento de informar los resultados de la compulsa, la CNEA argumentó en un comunicado que el empresario obtuvo "la ejecución del proyecto de diseño, construcción y puesta en marcha del reactor de investigación multipropósito RA-10, fundamentalmente, para aumentar la producción de radioisótopos destinados al diagnóstico de enfermedades".

Por estos días, Caputo está entre los finalistas de la competencia por la obra civil del edificio que albergará a toda la producción de CAREM. El presupuesto para dicho emprendimiento alcanza los $1.300 millones.

Pagano: el tapado
Más allá del despliegue de Mindlin y el movimiento creciente de Caputo, una de las movidas más significativas en tiempos de macrismo corrió por cuenta de un "tapado": Rogelio Pagano, un empresario del "riñón" del titular de Pampa Energía y que a fines de mayo de 2016 compró una serie de compañías que lo transformaron en una suerte de "zar" de la electricidad bonaerense.

En ese momento, el empresario pagó u$s250 millones para quedarse con Edelap, la firma que brinda electricidad a más de 400.000 usuarios en La Plata y su área de influencia, además de garantizarse también el dominio de EDEA, la empresa que provee de suministro a casi 530.000 clientes en Mar del Plata.

Al frente de Desarrolladora Energética (DESA), Pagano también opera EDESA, clave en la provisión de electricidad en la provincia de Salta, y las distribuidoras EDEN y EDES, con operaciones en el centro y sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

Pagano no es ningún improvisado en el negocio energético: integró el directorio de Edenor entre 2005 y 2012 y acompañó a Mindlin en Pampa Energía durante varios años. También ocupó diferentes cargos en Citibank y Bank Of America. Producto de sus últimas maniobras, Pagano pasó a disponer de una cartera de usuarios que supera con comodidad los 1,5 millones de clientes.

Macfarlane y Werthein
La venta de Edelap a Pagano corrió por cuenta de otro "viejo" conocido de Mindlin: Alejandro Macfarlane, titular del grupo Disvol y también con pasado en Pampa Energía.

A principios de mayo de este año, Macfarlane hizo un uso concreto de los fondos que recibió del actual dueño de Edelap al cerrar la compra del 31,5% del capital social y los votos de Camuzzi Gas Inversora, controlante de Camuzzi Gas Pampeana y su homónima Gas del Sur CGP.

Camuzzi Gas Pampeana distribuye gas natural a 1,3 millones de clientes residenciales e industriales en las provincias de Buenos Aires y La Pampa. En tanto, Camuzzi Gas del Sur asegura el suministro a 650.000 usuarios en toda la Patagonia.

Otro actor que se sumó en el último tiempo corresponde a la familia Werthein, que a mediados del año pasado generó una de las mayores sorpresas del segmento tras desembolsar unos u$s240 millones por la mitad de CIESA, la compañía que controla TGS y aún cuenta con participación de Mindlin.

"Se trata de una empresa que, sin problemas, debería facturar por los menos unos $3.500 millones anuales. Capacidad industrial no le falta", comentó a este medio una fuente cercana al ministro Aranguren.

La compra de TGS les aseguró el control del principal distribuidor de gas domiciliario y para complejos industriales, con monopolio del fluido que proviene principalmente de la cuenca Austral.

Asimismo, la firma es la mayor procesadora de líquidos derivados del gas, actividad que la compañía desempeña en la planta que posee muy cerca de Bahía Blanca, en la localidad de General Daniel Cerri.

En concreto, TGS produce a razón de 300.000 toneladas de etanol, 550.000 de propano y butano, además de 150.000 de naftas. Las principales productoras químicas de la Argentina operan en vínculo con la transportadora, que además cuenta con una potente instalación de poliductos en Puerto Galván, siempre en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

Eurnekian, en retirada
La contracara de estas expansiones corresponde a Eduardo Eurnekian, que en los últimos meses hizo evidentes sus movimientos para salir de Transportadora Gas del Norte (TGN).

A través de Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC), el empresario posee la mayoría accionaria de Gasinvest, controlante de la transportadora.

TGN cuenta con una de las mayores redes de gasoductos de la región, con una extensión que alcanza los 6.000 kilómetros distribuidos mayormente en el centro y norte de la Argentina. Ocho distribuidoras, diversas generadoras y múltiples industrias dependen del fluido que acerca este entramado de alcance nacional. El negocio de la firma está valuado en algo más de u$s750 millones.

La retirada de Eurnekian no concluye ahí: a mediados de mayo intensificó las conversaciones con Gas Natural Fenosa, controlante de Gas Natural BAN, para transferirle su participación en el gasoducto GasAndes, un tendido que hace dos décadas permitió la exportación del combustible a Chile. Este proceso se realiza en coordinación con el Banco Itaú.

Fenosa cuenta con más de 1,6 millones de clientes en el Norte y también provee de luz a miles de hogares en San Juan, Jujuy y Tucumán. En el ámbito energético aseguran que Eurnekian impulsa la venta de estos activos para, fondos frescos mediante, intensificar su apuesta por la producción de gas, sobre todo en la cuenca Austral.

En definitiva, el ámbito energético aparece como uno de los segmentos que mayor expansión viene exhibiendo desde que Cambiemos define el rumbo económico del país. La decisión del macrismo de profundizar la generación nuclear deja en claro que la política dista de ser momentánea.


Y para el empresariado nacional semejante apuesta representa la certeza de que es un buen momento para volver a hacer negocios de envergadura en la Argentina.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/251951-energia-empresarios-duenos-Nuevos-duenos-de-la-energia-cuales-son-los-nombres-que-se-reparten-el-negocio-estrella-del-modelo-macrista

          Macri: "La mayor mafia es aquella donde el Estado es cómplice" (El Cronista)   


El Presidente apuntó hoy contra "las mafias que se creen intocables", al encabezar un acto en la Casa Rosada junto a la gobernadora bonaerense, María Eugenia Vidal.


El presidente Mauricio Macri apuntó hoy contra "las mafias que se creen intocables", al encabezar un acto en la Casa Rosada junto a la gobernadora bonaerense, María Eugenia Vidal.

"Los intermediarios y mafias, afuera", afirmó Macri, en el marco de un acto en el que se presentó información sobre el consumo de sustancias ilegales reunida por la Secretaría de Políticas Integrales sobre Drogas (exSedronar).

En el Salón Blanco de la Casa Rosada y acompañado por la goberndora María Eugenia Vidal, el presidente Mauricio Macri presentó el Estudio de Consumo de Sustancias realizado por la Secretaría de Programación para Prevención de la Drogadicción y la Lucha contra el Narcotráfico.


"Necesitamos hacer más y hablar con la verdad. Hablar con cifras, para mejorar. Para afrontar este problema es necesario poner la verdad sobre la mesa y trabajar juntos. Hay que combatir las redes de narcotráfico, son mafias que operan con total impunidad", sostuvo después y felicitó a las fuerzas de seguridad nacional y provinciales por la "batalla importante frente al futuro".


Después, su mensaje se corrió de lo estrictamente referido al informe del SEDRONAR y retomó el debate sobre el aumento de la litigiosidad laboral. Lo hizo, además, en una fecha relevante: hoy se celebra el día de las Pymes. "Las mafias se consolidan cuando se apropian de parte del Estado. Hace algunas semanas hablé de las mafias de los juicios. Y no estaba defendiendo a las empresas, sino a los trabajadores que por el colapso de los juzgados tardan años en jucios. Y también lo hago por las Pymes". A continuación, leyó una carta del dueño de una Pyme (sin difundir su identidad) afectado por siete jucios laborales que enfrenta, que reflejaba ese mensaje.

"Este cambio lo hacemos juntos. No aflojen. Está en juego si vamos a ser u capítulo más en la frustración o si somos la generación que va a cambiar el país. Este país que queremos se construye con pequeños pasos todos los días. Siempre lo tenemos que hacer juntos", finalizó el Presidente.

Fuente: https://www.cronista.com/economiapolitica/Macri-La-mayor-mafia-es-aquella-donde-el-Estado-es-complice-20170629-0076.html

          Re: One wolf's journey from survivor to star, and what her death says about our appetite for the wild   
Thank you for mentioning the reward fund that my own Organization, National Wolfwatcher Coalition also contributed to. Let's hope the reward is large enough to get someone to come forward with information.
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          Telefilm updates development program   

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          In Brief: CraveTV sets launch date for The Handmaid’s Tale   

Handmaid's Tale

Plus: Jay Baruchel takes a CCO role at a Toronto-based publishing company and Digital Howard's CMF-funded game Terracosm heads to U.S. science centres.

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          Deducción de lo cotidiano: parte 1.   
¿Qué hace falta para ser un buen deductor? Ésta es la primer pregunta que nos hacemos aquellos quienes queremos imitar el método lógico-deductivo de Sherlock Holmes. La respuesta es simple en términos de conceptos, pero muy compleja en lo que respecta a la aplicación de los mismos.

Ya se ha hablado acerca de la observación, aquella facultada por la cual somos capaces de interpretar aquello que estamos viendo, de relacionarlo con su entorno, pero sólo limitándonos al mismo, es decir, sin cometer la falta de crearle a cada evento un entorno. La clave de la deducción radica en la forma en la que observamos las cosas y, acto seguido, mediante procesos lógicosm las interrelacionamos.

Dicho esto, se plantea una nueva pregunta: ¿Cómo relacionar elementos con su contexto? Aquí es donde nuestro poder de raciocinio juega un papel fundamental: la clave es saber localizar aquellos elementos comunes que posee un evento, y considerando un marco de probabilidades, establecer una conclusión deductiva.

Aclarado este tema, podemos abarcar el uso de la deducción a lo cotidiano, tal cómo detalla el título de la entrada. Para ello, vamos a analizar algo "básico" como el análisis de una persona, cómo determinar las características de una persona sin la necesidad de conocerla.

Existen rasgos característicos en las personas, distintivos en lo particular, que pueden ser indicadores muy precisos acerca de la personalidad y la conducta de una persona, que se ven reflejados en su aspecto físico. Antes de comenzar con el análisis, es prudente aclarar que ningún razonamiento va a estar sujeto a discriminación, es decir, el análisis va a ser objetivo independientemente de la persona a la cual se lo aplique, no busco generar incomodidad ni ofensa en personas alguna. Aclarado dichos puntos, procedemos a hablar sobre el tema en cuestión, partiendo de una famosa frase:

"Las apariencias engañan."

Podemos debatir acerca de la validez o no de dicha frase, la cual tienen carácter subjetivo, pero podemos concluir que es parcialmante incorrecta: hay determinadas características que una persona puede modificar, a fin de no revelar su verdadero comportamiento, como los gestos corteses o la forma de vestir, pero existen también rasgos individuales que determinan las características de una persona, muy difíciles de modificar.

Por empezar, podemos hablar de las manos de una persona. En este momento el lector puede estar preguntándose qué significado puede tener algo tan puntual como las manos de alguien. La importancia es radical: las uñas de una persona pueden decirnos que es nerviosa, descuidada, atenta, detallista; la limpieza de las manos hablan acerca del grado de responsabilidad de uno consigo mismo, lo cual, a su vez, hablan de uno frente a cualquier situación. Basta con analizar el dedo medio de las manos para determinar si es zurda o diestra (generalmente, el uso de un elemento para escribir -lápiz, lapicera- dejan durezas en los dedos por el apoyo).

En fin, como conclusión, hay rastros evidentes de las características de las personas en su cuerpo, en sus movimientos, la clave está en observarlos y saber leerlos.

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          Deducción en práctica.   
Hablando de algo tan práctico como la deducción, la mera utilización de conceptos teóricos no alcanza. Pongamos en práctica el poder deductivo:

El otro día, volviendo de la facultad, viajé al lado de un hombre, de unos casi 55 años, que iba sentado al lado mío en el micro. Como es costumbre en mi, intento a través de distintas características particulares, deducir a qué clase de trabajo se dedicaba. Lo dejé sentar por cortesía, por lo que la persona intercambió algunas palabras. Hizo mención de un trabajo que está haciendo a una persona en su estudio, un viaje a Francia que había hecho hacía poco tiempo y habló en dos o tres ocasiones de un difunto amigo a quien, a juzgar por sus palabras, admiraba demasiado. Era una persona que iba con papeles encima, y que se dirigía a la ciudad en la que vivo muy tarde en la noche (22 horas), para realizar una visita, porque por algunos comentarios sobre características del lugar donde vive, se situaba a dos ciudades de distancia. No había anillos en sus manos, ni había rastros de un buen cuidado personal a juzgar por su buen vestir, tampoco señal de estar pendiente a su teléfono celular, por lo que, considerando la hora del viaje y los posibles motivos de abandonar su hogar a dicha hora, era una persona sin pareja, sin una persona a la cual darle explicaciones de sus movimientos. Otra interrogante fue: ¿viudo? ¿separado? Era difícil de determinar, en ningún motivo habló de sus hijos, pero si del amigo difunto. Una persona que habla de sus últimos logros en la vida de forma orgullosa mencionaría tener hijos, pero no lo hizo, tampoco de su esposa, habiendo hablado de la pérdida del ser querido. Además, al hablar de su viaje a Francia (dicho tema surgió por hacer mención del estado del transporte público en el exterior), en ningún momento mencionó la presencia de otra persona a su lado, ni siquiera en una mínima referencia. La persona, por lo tanto, era indudablemente soltero, viviendo seguramente sólo. Otra cuestión importante era el trabajo: sabía que trabajaba con muchos papeles, y también que su labor se desarrollaba en un estudio, por lo que fácilmente, gracias a la forma de hablar y a las terminologías utilizadas, deduje que se trataba de una persona universitaria, particularmente un abogado. Otro dato que me pareció  importante era la situación de la persona en ese momento: se la notaba preocupada por algún asunto, con la cara con rasgos de disgusto, hizo mención de un amigo 3 veces, y las 3 veces mostró disgusto personal. Era hora de identificar su problema: era una persona grande, ya había determinado que no tenía ni esposa ni hijos, pero entonces qué otro problema podría tener. Económicamente imposible, hacía poco había viajado a Europa, conociendo distintos rincones de Francia; familiares, posiblemente algún padre enfermo, pero lo descarté: un hijo no dejaría a un padre o madre enfermo y se hiría a disfrutar de las atracciones del Viejo Continente. Por descarte, como posible problema me quedé con el tema de una potencial enfermedad.
En conclusión, deduje a partir de muy poca conversación que estaba frente a un abogado soltero de unos 55 años de buen pasar económico pero con algún problema patológico que lo estaba afectando profundamente. Mi problema ahora era comprobar la validez de mis teorías. Efectivamente, a través de buen y respetuoso diálogo, logré que me dijera su situación. Justamente, se trataba de una abogado de cincuenta y tantos años (no recuerdo la edad exacta), con problemas renales de caracter patológico, con buena situación económica, soltero.

Ahora si con un ejemplo práctico, queda demostrada a que me refería con el tema de la observación y la deducción en el ámbito cotidiano.
          Încă nu s-a dat decretul să vă stricați troițele de prin intersecție, o să vină și asta într-o zi! Or să spună că se simitesc ateii   
„Ce-i cu atâtea biserici? Ce-i cu atâția credincioși? Ce-i cu atâția fundamamentaliști? Ce-i cu atâția ortodocși? Ce-i cu atâtea troițe? Stați că încă nu s-a dat decretul să vă stricați troițele de prin intersecție,...
          Las estrellas de neutrones podrían ser nuestro GPS para viajes espaciales (EN)   

El Explorador de Composición Interior de Estrellas de Neutron de la NASA, o NICER, es un telescopio de rayos X lanzado en un cohete SpaceX Falcon 9 en 2017 e instalado en la Estación Espacial Internacional, comenzará su trabajo científico de los objetos astrofísicos conocidos como estrellas de neutrones, y examinar si podrían ser utilizados como balizas de navegación en el espacio profundo para futuras generaciones de naves espaciales.

etiquetas: estrellas, neutron, gps, nicer, estación espacial

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          AN INCREDIBLE STORY: Meet the museums, theatres and arts organisations awarded £13m funding   
THIS week, the government's main arts funding body has pledged a whopping £13m over the next four years to ten Oxford museums, theatres and other arts organisations.
          Los fraudes bancarios despiertan a la justicia española   

El tribunal de Luxemburgo sacude el derecho español con sus sentencias favorables a las víctimas de cláusulas suelos. Jueces y abogados se ponen de parte de los consumidores y en contra de los abusos. Tres libros muestran la amplitud y profundidad de los cambios legales y sociales que se están produciendo

etiquetas: fraude, banca, justicia

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          Resolviendo el misterio de la sobredosis de heroína: cómo las pequeñas dosis pueden matar [ENG]   

La heroína, al igual que otros opiáceos, deprime la actividad en el centro del cerebro que controla la respiración. A veces, este efecto es tan profunda que el consumidor de drogas muere y se convierte en otra víctima de sobredosis. Algunas de estas víctimas mueren debido a que ha tomado mucho de la droga. Otros mueren después de la auto-administración de una dosis que aparece demasiado pequeño para ser letal, pero ¿por qué? Este es el misterio sobredosis de heroína , y se ha conocido desde hace más de medio siglo.

etiquetas: sobredosis, heroína, droga, psicología, neurociencia

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          IAB-Forum geht online   

IAB-Forum onlineDas IAB-Forum, das seit 2005 zweimal pro Jahr in gedruckter Form erschienen ist, ist seit dem 30. Juni 2017 online. Die Vorteile für Sie auf einen Blick:

- höhere Aktualität

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- Links auf weitere IAB-Publikationen

Dabei bieten wir Ihnen wie bisher wissenschaftlich fundierte, qualitätsgesicherte und sorgfältig redigierte Beiträge aus der gesamten Forschungsbreite des IAB – in einer auch für Praktikerinnen und Praktiker verständlichen Sprache.

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          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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          Lykins Helps Build Fairgrounds Pavilion   

MILFORD, Ohio -- Lykins Energy Solutions has donated most of the funds to build a new Clermont County Fairgrounds building. The Lykins Family Pavilion is a new entertainment pavilion at the fairgrounds.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building on July 30.

The previous entertainment pavilion was in the middle of the midway and required using a tent that was expensive and made the area very hot due to a lack of circulation. The original pavilion, due to its popularity and location, also made the midway congested and hard to move in, according to fair board member Jerry Bridges.

The new Lykins Family Pavilion is located on the far end of the State Route 132 side of the fairgrounds.

“Going to the county fair with our parents is one of my earliest childhood memories,” said Jeff Lykins, president and CEO of Lykins Energy Solutions. “We’ve always felt we should give back to the community that supports our business by buying our products and services. This is a great way for our family and our company to give back to our community and its residents.”

Bridges said the new pavilion will bring additional, much needed revenue to the fairgrounds. With the new facility, the fairgrounds will be able to host weekly concerts.

Lykins Energy Solutions (formerly Lykins Oil) is a family-owned and -operated business based in Milford, Ohio. The company was founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins Sr., and is now in the third generation of management. The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast and provides products and services including branded fuels, wholesale fuels, commercial, transportation and home heating oil, propane, lubricants, fleet fueling, electricity and natural gas for Ohio. The company represents four major brands of fuel that it sells to independent gasoline dealers: BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf.


          Why Obamacare is here to stay   
Senate Republicans continue to work to repeal and repeal Obamacare, but even if they succeed, it has become clear this week that the law has fundamentally shifted expectations surrounding health care in the country.

          QuickChek, Muscle Milk Partner to Help Military Families   

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- QuickChek convenience stores and Muscle Milk have teamed up to raise funds to help post-9/11 service members and their families through an in-store promotion and sale of specialty Muscle Milk bottles.

QuickChek is the only nonmilitary retail outlet that is selling Muscle Milk “Hope for the Warriors” chocolate 14-oz. bottles in its 140 stores while supplies last. Muscle Milk will donate $1.20 to the Hope for the Warriors for every case of the specialty protein nutrition bottles sold. Individual bottles will retail for $3.69 each or two for $6.00.

The Muscle Milk campaign follows a recent in-store QuickChek promotion in which it invited customers to purchase paper dog-tags for $1 at any of the company’s locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island. The promotion ran from June 6 through July 18, 2015, to support Hope for the Warriors, which is dedicated to restoring hope for service members and military families.

QuickChek also held a charity golf outing in June to raise additional funds for Hope for the Warriors.

“We’re pleased to continue to honor and support our service members and their families who give so much of themselves,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose family-owned-company has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes benefiting children, families, and veterans.

All of the funds raised will stay in local areas to help support local veterans.

Hope for the Warriors is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

“We strive to be the neighborhood shopping destination close to where our customers live and work,” said Durling, who said his company’s commitment to “total customer dedication” enables it to be part of the fabric of the communities in which it has stores. “As a good neighbor, we believe in helping those in need by giving back where we can and lending our support.”

QuickChek Corp., based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., currently operates 140 convenience stores in New York and New Jersey.


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          Cheech Marin’s Riverside Chicano art center plans get $1 million boost   
The money in the new state budget moves the project closer to its $3 million fundraising goal
          Russia on the Long and Difficult Path to True Civilizational Identity   
By now you must have heard it – Putin is “persecuting the Jehovah's Witnesses” in Russia. Alas, this one is true. Well, this is maybe not nearly as terrible as the Ziomedia makes it sound, but still, a pretty bad and fundamentally misguided policy. Why did the Russian government take such a drastic decision? The...
          Ciena teams with University of Waterloo   
Ciena announced that it is working with engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo to develop solutions to help network operators and Internet providers address to the ever increasing demand for faster data transmission over the Internet.

The partners stated that the research relationship has received funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

A key area of the University of Waterloo's partnership with Ciena focuses on realising the maximum possible capacity from the optical cables that run under the oceans and which handle around 95% of intercontinental communications, including an estimated $10 trillion per day in financial transactions. Ciena noted that the reliable, high-speed transmission of huge amounts of data over undersea cables is increasingly important in fields including healthcare and academic research.

For the research program, Amir Khandani, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Waterloo, is leading a team of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that are developing algorithms designed to efficiently and rapidly correct errors, including lost or dropped bits of data, that occur during extremely high-speed, long-distance optical transmission.

When incorporated on the electronic chips that are built into equipment for receiving and transmitting data, the algorithms developed by the Waterloo team can free up cable capacity, while also enabling the faster correction of errors in line with other technological advances in optical communications.


Under the three-year partnership, announced at an event at the University of Waterloo, Mr. Khandani holds the position of Ciena/NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Network Information Theory of Optical Channels. Ciena noted that the relationship between Waterloo Engineering and Ciena has already produced seven U.S. patents, with additional patents pending.



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          Huawei Marine Selected for Cameroon-Brazil Subsea cable   
Huawei Marine, the joint venture between Huawei Technologies and UK-based Global Marine Systems, announced it has been contracted by China Unicom and Cameroon government-owned infrastructure operator Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), marking the official commencement of the SAIL cable system implementation phase.

Funded with investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL system will link Cameroon and Brazil and span around 6,000 km. The cable system will comprise 4 fibre pairs and offer a design capacity of 32 Tbit/s based on Huawei Marine’s advanced 100 Gbit/s technology.

The SAIL system will be the first direct access cable to connect Africa and South America, and on completion is designed to provide a reliable, high-quality intercontinental communications infrastructure between the two developing regions.



  • Huawei Marine originally announced that it had been commissioned to construct the Cameroon-Brazil cable system, initially called Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS), in October 2015.
  • Also in 2015, Huawei Marine announced it had started marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), Cameroon's first wholly-owned submarine cable and part funded by the Cameroon government. Spanning around 1,100 km, the NCSCS directly connects Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria and will deliver 12.8 Tbit/s of capacity.
  • Camtel states that to date it has deployed more than 8,000 km of fibre that connects the ten regional chief towns in Cameroon, as well as around 60 divisional/sub-divisional chief towns and hundreds of rural communities; it also provides connectivity to CEMAC region countries including Chad. The company is aiming to build a network spanning over 20,000 km.


          Spectra7, providing chips for high-speed connectivity, raises $4.6m   
Spectra7 Microsystems of San Jose, California, a developer of high performance analogue semiconductors, announced that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 11,500,000 units at a price of 40c per unit, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.6 million.

Spectra7 stated that the public offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuiy and including Eight Capital and Echelon Wealth Partners.

In addition to the public offering, the company announced that it has closed the first tranche of its private placement of units, as previously announced on June 7th, pursuant to which it issued 3,280,750 units for additional gross proceeds of $1.31 million, including subscriptions by its CEO and certain directors of the company.

Each unit issued through the offerings comprises one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share for 55c per share for a period of two years after closing of the offerings.

Spectra7 stated that the net proceeds from the offerings will be used to fund R&D and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Separately, the company announced amendments to its $6.50 million senior secured term loan facility with MidCap Financial. The amendments include extending the commencement date for principal payments under the loan facility by a year to June 1, 2018, and the option to extend the maturity date of the facility by a further year upon satisfaction of certain conditions.

In relation to the amendments, Spectra7 has issued warrants to purchase up to 750,000 common shares, with each warrant exercisable for a period of five years into one common share at a price of 39c.

For its most recent quarter ended March 31, 2017, Spectra7 reported revenue of $2.7 million, up 8% versus $2.5 million a year earlier, with gross margin as a percentage of revenue for the quarter at 60%, flat sequentially.


* In January, Spectra7 demonstrated what it claimed as the first QSFP28 Double Density (QSFP28-DD) active copper cable (ACC) integrating its new GaugeChanger Plus GC2502 silicon. It also stated it would begin sampling GaugeChanger Plus QSFP28-DD active copper modules to data centre cable assembly companies during the quarter.

Using the linear design of its GC2502, Spectra7 noted that the modules can support both NRZ and PAM4 signalling, enabling 200 or 400 Gigabit Ethernet transmissions over the same cable.

* Spectra7 also announced sampling of IEEE COM-compliant SFP28 and QSFP28 active copper modules to Tier 1 cable assembly and data centre customers in North America and Asia. It noted the modules were available for evaluation and qualification by customers such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu and Alibaba, as well as data centre equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, HP, Dell and Hauwei.


* Spectra7 is an analogue semiconductor company delivering solutions enabling high bandwidth, speed and resolution for electronics manufacturers addressing broadband connectivity markets. Based in San Jose, the company has design centres in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland and Little Rock, Arkansas.


          AT&T launches fixed wireless Internet in 8 states   
AT&T announced that its Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations is now available in a further eight states, expanding on the initial launch of the service in Georgia in April this year.

With the latest launch, the AT&T fixed wireless Internet service is available to more than 70,000 locations across underserved or unserved areas in the 9 states. AT&T noted that the service expansion is part of its FCC Connect America Fund (CAF) commitment, through which it plans to serve a total of over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and more than 1.1 million locations by 2020.
The states where the fixed wireless Internet service is being launched are as follows: Alabama; Florida; Kentucky; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; and Louisiana.

AT&T stated that it plans to expand the service to 18 states overall during 2017, including Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. AT&T plans to reach a total of more than 67,000 locations across Georgia using fixed wireless technology by 2020.



  • AT&T's fixed wireless Internet service provides a home Internet connection for customers in rural and underserved areas and offers a minimum download speed of 10 Mbit/s. The connection is delivered from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna located at the customers' homes or businesses.
  • AT&T announced in January that following trials of fixed wireless Internet (FWI) service in 2016 in a number of states as part of efforts to expand access to rural locations with slow or no Internet connectivity via its participation in the CAF II program, it would launch FWI in areas where it had accepted CAF support.


          Funding row intensifies as Ed Warner suggests abolishing UK Sport   
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          Comment on Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are right that it ties in to the fundamental issue of whether the PTO has jurisdiction to reexamine the validity of an issued patent. But, one of the bases for the decision of the Supreme Court in McCormick Harvesting that the government could not cancel the claims in an issued patent was because the government did not even have standing in a court of law to seek cancellation for invalidity -- referring to cases involving land patents and not, for some reason, to US v. American Bell that it decided earlier in that same year. (And this is a puzzle.) Chicken and the egg.
           67 de milioane de sarcini nedorite ar putea fi evitate in fiecare an (studiu)   
În cazul în care femeile ar dispune de contraceptive sigure, s-ar înregistra o scădere considerabilă a numărului de sarcini nedorite, de la circa 89 de milioane pe an la 22 de milioane, se arată în raportul realizat de Institutul Guttmacher, citat de Fundația Thomson Reuters.
          Modi's cash ban made this India bull world's top fund manager   
Robert Marshall-Lee's emerging fund has returned 26% this year, beating 99% of its peers.
          Year in review: 2012   
I’d sketch this, but Adobe Illustrator CS6 keeps crashing on me and I’m tired of fighting with my computer today. Next time! This year was about experiments. After building up my “opportunity fund,” I turned over my projects at IBM and left to start a 5-year experiment exploring what you can learn and build if […]
          Yardsellr, The eBay For Facebook, Grows To 5 Million Strong, Rebrands; Launches Marketplace For Fashion   
 In November of last year, TechCrunch broke the news that Yardsellr, the eBay for Facebook (without the auctions), had raised $5 million in series A funding from Accel Partners. At the time, the investment seemed testament to the growing interest in the value of bringing eCommerce to Facebook in order to expose it to, you guessed it, your social graph. Since then, Yardsellr has mostly… Read More
          Yardsellr Scores $5 Million Series A From Accel To Become The eBay Of Facebook   
Bringing social commerce to Facebook is a big opportunity attracting a lot of capital these days. Social swap meet Yardsellr just raised a $5 million series A financing, led by Accel Partners. Harrison Metal Capital, which previously put up $750,000 in seed funding, also participated. Yardsellr is an eBay for Facebook, except without the auctions. In fact, the company was founded by… Read More
          LipoSeuticals closes Series A for novel drug delivery tech   

LipoSeuticals said today that it closed a financing round for an undisclosed amount led by Hong Kong-based life sciences fund, Delos Capital. The company has developed a sugar-lipid polymer-based formulation, Sulocence, which boosts drug stability and solubility. LipoSeuticals said it is applying the drug delivery technology to the reformulation of an array of marketed specialty drugs. […]

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          Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower   

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]

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          Operator of Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Sentenced to Prison   
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Anthony Murgio, 33, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for running a Bitcoin exchange connected to hackers. The exchange was used to launder more than $10 million worth of funds, authorities reported.

Both Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, 39, of St. John’s, Florida, operated Coin.mx through a fraudulent company called “Collectables Club.” According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the illegal Bitcoin exchange used the firm’s misleading name to open financial accounts at banks pretending to be a “members-only association of individuals who discussed, bought, and sold collectible items and memorabilia.” Murgio and Lebedev, along with other co-conspirators, violated bank and credit card company rules and regulations by “deliberately misidentifying and miscoding Coin.mx customers’ credit and debit card transactions.”

“Lies conceived and deployed by Murgio permeated every aspect of Coin.mx’s operation, including its use of front companies, like Collectables Club and Currency Enthusiasts, to try to conceal the illicit nature of the operation,” the Department of Justice stated in its sentencing submission.

On January 9, Murgio pled guilty to three counts regarding operating Coin.mx, which processed over $10 million worth of illegal Bitcoin transactions. Murgio ran the Bitcoin exchange between October 2013 and July 2015 for Gery Shalon, 33, an Israeli citizen who was responsible for hacking at least nine companies, including JPMorgan Chase, E-Trade Financial Corporation and Dow Jones. Coin.mx sold bitcoins that came from illegal online transactions, such as victim payments to ransomware attackers who sought to launder the cryptocurrencies clean.

“I screwed up badly and made serious mistakes and misjudgments,” Murgio said, showing remorse, to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan at his sentencing.

Shalon, along with Ziv Orenstein, 42, compromised data on approximately 76 million household customers and 7 million businesses by hacking the nine companies. U.S. officials described their operation as a “diversified criminal conglomerate” responsible for the largest theft of valuable information from a U.S. bank. The compromised data included the names of customers, along with email addresses and phone numbers. Authorities collected evidence stating that Murgio exchanged cash for the bitcoins of Shalon’s criminal gang. Israeli police arrested Shalon and Orenstein in July 2015, and they were extradited to the United States in June 2016. Both are facing serious charges, including aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and money laundering.

“Mr. Murgio led an effort based on ambition and greed,” and constructed on a “pyramid of lies,” Judge Nathan said during the sentencing hearing at the Manhattan federal court.

On March 17, a Manhattan jury found Lebedev and his co-conspirator Trevon Gross, 52, of New Jersey, guilty of charges connected to a bribery scheme in an attempt to hide the illegal activities of Coin.mx from financial institutes and regulators. Both of the defendants are facing a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Judge Nathan scheduled the sentencing hearing of Lebedev and Gross for July 20, 2017.

Murgio’s father, Michael Murgio, 66, was also involved in the Coin.mx case. In October, the father plead guilty to “making a false statement to the National Credit Union Administration on behalf of his son.” By making a plea deal, Michael Murgio managed to avoid additional charges in the case, including “conspiracy to make corrupt payments with intent to influence an officer of a financial institution and making corrupt payments.” Judge Nathan sentenced the elder Murgio to one year of probation along with a $12,000 fine.

The FBI arrested both Lebedev and Murgio on July 23, 2015, for “running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange with the goal of helping individuals launder money.”

Despite the prosecution’s request for 10 to 12 years and seven months behind bars, the Manhattan federal court sentenced Murgio to five and a half years in prison. According to Reuters, Judge Nathan considered Murgio’s “generosity to friends and support to his family” and imposed a prison sentence half as long as the prosecutor recommended.

Judge Nathan has scheduled a hearing on September 1 to decide on the amount of fines, forfeiture and restitution Murgio has to pay to the state. The operator of the illegal Bitcoin exchange remains free on bail.

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          How a Bitcoin Whitehat Hacker Helped the FBI Catch a Murderer   
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An ethical hacker breached the database of a phony darknet website offering hitman services and leaked the data. The information from the data dump helped the FBI in their investigation of a man who murdered his wife.

In November 2016, Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, killed his wife in “one of the most bizarre cases ever seen,” police officers reported. The husband tried to mask the murder as a suicide, including putting a 9 mm pistol next to Amy Allwine’s elbow. However, detectives arriving on the scene identified the case as murder and collected evidence — mostly electronic devices, such as computers — belonging to Mr. Allwine. Later on, in January, investigators arrested and charged Mr. Allwine with second-degree murder based on the forensic evaluation of the confiscated electronic equipment.

In May 2016, a hacker called “bRpsd” breached the database of a controversial hitman service offered on a darknet website. The service, “Besa Mafia,” offered a link between customers and hitmen, who could register on the site anonymously. The price for a murder ranged between $5,000 and $200,000, but clients seeking to avoid fatalities could also hire a contractor to beat up a victim for $500 or set somebody’s car on fire for $1,000.

The hacker uploaded the data dump to a public internet website. The leaked files contained user accounts, email addresses, personal messages between the Besa Mafia admin and its customers, “hit” orders and a folder named “victims,” providing additional information on the targets.

The breach highlighted the fake nature of the website, which operated only to collect money from the customers. Chris Monteiro, an independent researcher who also hacked into the site, stated the owner or owners of Besa Mafia had made at least 50 bitcoins ($127,500 based on the current value of the cryptocurrency) from the scam operation.

According to a message posted by a Besa Mafia administrator and uncovered in the dump, “[T]his website is to scam criminals of their money. We report them for 2 reasons: to stop murder, this is moral and right; to avoid being charged with conspiracy to murder or association to murder, if we get caught.”

The leak of the Besa Mafia database helped the police investigating the murder of Mrs. Allwine. As the officers analyzed her husband’s devices, they discovered the suspect had accessed the dark web as early as 2014. Furthermore, investigators identified the pseudonym Mr. Allwine used on the darknet, “dogdaygod,” which was also linked to his email, “dogdaygod@hmamail.com,” in some cases. Detectives found bitcoin addresses in the conversations between Besa Mafia and Mr. Allwine, which linked the husband directly to the “dogdaygod” pseudonym, providing authorities with necessary evidence for the case.

Eventually, law enforcement agents analyzed the data dump bRpsd leaked and discovered Mr. Allwine’s email in the list. In addition, investigators found messages between the suspect and the Besa Mafia admin. According to a criminal complaint, Mr. Allwine paid between $10,000 to $15,000 to the supposed hitman service to kill his wife. The complaint detailed how Mr. Allwine had decided to have the hitman shoot Mrs. Allwine at close range and burn down the house afterward.

However, once the funds were transferred, the Besa Mafia communicator told Mr. Allwine that “local police [have] stopped the hitman [from] driving a stolen vehicle and taken [him] to jail prior to the hit,” thus rendering him unable to complete his “service.” The complaint cited Sergeant McAlister who reported that during that time, “no one was apprehended in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a stolen vehicle and possession of a gun.”

It is likely that the ethical hacker’s data breach had an impact on Mr. Allwine’s case; on March 24, 2017, the Washington County District Court charged him with first-degree murder. In addition, officers have gathered more evidence in the case — a drug called scopolamine was discovered at 45 times higher than the recommended level in Mrs. Allwine’s body. Investigators subsequently discovered that her husband had also ordered the substance on the dark web.

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          Decent Launches Global Media Distribution Platform   
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Free and open communication has long been an essential component of a successful democracy. Unfortunately, money, power and influence over time have stifled today’s media environment adversely impacting both content producers and consumers alike.

In an effort to democratize creative content, DECENT has officially launched its blockchain-based, global media distribution platform. The name is an acronym for Decentralized Network; Encrypted & Secure; Content Distribution System; Elimination of 3rd Parties; New Way of Online Publishing; Timestamped Data Records.

Designed to bring more transparency and fairness to the media industry, DECENT allows artists to seamlessly distribute digital content for immediate payment and without hefty fees. Peer-to-peer in its orientation, consumers decide the merits of a certain piece of content posted through a Yelp-like community rating system. The content, however, cannot be censored or removed.

This blockchain initiative endeavors to disrupt the legacy world of media distribution by allowing artists more freedom and control over the ownership and distribution of their content, all without compromising on security. It represents a potential gamechanger for the massive global media and content distribution industry — one that’s estimated to grow from $1.7 trillion in 2016 to over $2 trillion in 2019.

DECENT was founded in 2016 by two friends, Matej Michalko and Matej Boda, from Slovakia. It sprouted from a shared vision that blockchain technology could fuel a coordinated system of digital content publishing and sharing throughout the world.

Funding for DECENT was fueled by an ICO campaign last summer, which raised more than 5,881 BTC, at that time valued at $4.2 million USD. There were 4,300 ICO participants in total and no other key funding partners.

Michalko recounted the journey leading up to his own personal discovery of blockchain technology and its potential uses for the content distribution space. “I’ve been extensively involved in Bitcoin since 2011, even mining it from my own laptop at the beginning. I quickly realized that the innovative technology behind Bitcoin had the potential to change the modern world.”

When Michalko started to delve further into blockchain technology, he found a seemingly endless list of use cases the new technology could support. “I became determined to use blockchain technology to create something revolutionary that would be beneficial for people on a global scale. A short time later ongoing discussions between myself and our future co-founder Matej Boda quickly led to DECENT being born.”

He says that DECENT Network is a reaction to the issues that the majority of content producers face nowadays in the entertainment and media industry. “There is too much artificial complexity and too many barriers in the industry affecting both the access to market and income of the content owners.”

DECENT’S digital model allows artists to distribute any form of content, including written, music, videos, ebooks and pictures. These distribution channels are free of third-party influence, meaning that artists can also manage their intellectual property rights and set their own pricing.

One of the innovative adaptations that distinguishes DECENT from other blockchain platforms is the network’s reputation management system. This allows content creators who share their digital work on the platform to build a lifetime reputation, based on ratings from those who purchase content on the platform. DECENT Network also allows content creators to instantly receive payment when someone downloads their content, without any middleman interference.

Michalko believes that DECENT can break the trajectory in which a majority of power is concentrated in the hands of a few players controlling the industry. “Artists, filmmakers and writers lose control over their work and depend on the mercy of the ‘big guys.’ We designed DECENT Network to do away with all that and bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry.”

DECENT estimates that writers, for example, lose a healthy 30–75 percent chunk of their earnings when publishing with Amazon. Similarly, musicians, through licensing agreements, lose around 30 percent when selling a track on iTunes. Blockchain technology therefore serves as a mechanism that helps writers and musicians keep more money, while connecting with their audiences directly.

Michalko says that artists will be paid for their downloaded content through DECENT’s own cryptocurrency called “DCT,” which will be launched together with DECENT Network. Other payment options, he says, will be available in the future. “Artists will no longer have to wait months before seeing a penny from their work. And at the time of launch, DECENT Network will be a completely free-of-charge service for artists.”

Michalko hopes that by  2020, DECENT Network will have become the number one worldwide media sharing platform. “We hope to bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry for both creators and consumers. I hope that with our launch people will realize the advantage of DECENT Network over other content distribution platforms.”

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          Composting Just Got Easier   
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the High Meadows Fund today announced awards from two grant programs, totaling nearly $100,000, to help residents compost in their backyards and drop off food scraps at town transfer stations. Food scraps make up nearly one-third, by weight, of what Vermonters throw away. Diverting food scraps from trash will reduce the state's dependence on landfilling and make better use of this nutrient-rich material.
          Rëndësia e besimit në Ditën e Fundit dhe ndikimi i i tij në sjelljet e njeriut.   
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          Comentario en Guía: Cómo organizar un viaje a Croacia de dos semanas por Mari Carmen   
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          Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2014 -- Synthetic biology is a novel field that finds its origin at the intersection of biology and engineering. It's a multidisciplinary effort made by scientists to understand the functioning of biological organisms, cells & genes and implementation of artificial genetic processes to give specific characteristics to an organism. It can even be used to develop a completely new biological system. Global synthetic biology market was valued at $3.0 billion in 2013 and it is estimated to reach $38.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 44.2% during the forecast period.

Get full report at: http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/synthetic-biology-market

Synthetic Biology Technology market is segmented into enabling technology and enabled technology. Synthetic Biology Enabling technologies segment is growing at a faster rate, and growing at a CAGR of 48.6% during the forecast period.

Synthetic Biology Application market is segmented into research & development, chemicals, agriculture, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics, biofuels and others (biotechnology and biomaterials). Biofuels is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 85.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology product market is segmented into enabling products, enabled products and core products. Enabling product is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 53.7% during the forecast period.

Assistance from government and private organizations, rising number of entities conducting research and declining cost of DNA sequencing and synthesizing are key driving factors of the market. Governments are providing funds to research organizations, assisting them to find novel applications of synthetic biology. Bio-safety & bio-security issues, ethical issues and regulations are key retraining factors of the market. The fact that synthetic biology can be misused has raised concerns all around the world. Further, there are possibilities of accidental release of pathogens or genetically modified organisms into free atmosphere.

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          PARIS RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT   
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2017; Submission Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture,  according to UNESCO, is important for 'bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking' and the power to create 'togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature'.

French food culture includes such wonders as the croissant, éclair, bouillon, crepe, and, of course, the baguette. Wine (there are as many types of wines as there are regions in France), bread (usually eaten in some form with each meal) and cheese (there are over 400 types of cheese in France made from all types of milk, including goat) are the staples of French food culture and French life.

The word and idea of a restaurant, which really came into modern times at the end of the French Revolution when the nouveau riche (newly rich) had more money to spend, come from French. From cafes to bistros, the world owes a lot to the French for the commercialization of specialty foods and making them available to the public. The first Parisian restaurant was founded by Beauvilliers in 1782 in the Rue de Richelieu, called the Grande Taverne de Londres. He introduced the novelty of listing the dishes available on a menu and serving them at small individual tables." Following the revolution, the abolition of the guild system made it easier to open restaurants. Also, since so many aristocrats fled or were executed, their former cooks and servants found new employment and Paris became the center of the new restaurant scene, which, to some degree, it remains today.

The aim of this architecture competition is to design a new 21st century restaurant and wine bar on the promenade along the River Seine in Paris. The restaurant should be unique and innovative in all respects and should invent new ways to provide an overall sensory experience to the customers. The restaurant should experiment with unique materials, volumetric compositions layout systems and other transitional spaces to make it a new prototype and exemplary typology that will become an active gastronomical hub in the heart of the French capital. The participants should:

Create an architectural icon along the River Seine, that will become a popular destination for the residents and everyone who visits the city.  The participants must consider the attributes of light, color, materiality, aesthetic quality that will add a sense of identity to the restaurant, eventually creating a landmark along the picturesque context of River Seine. The participants are free to create their own design language, ranging from contemporary to traditional but should be able to merge the shell with the existing context in a respectful and additive fashion.

Create an experience within a restaurant shell that adds to the programmed interior space. The participants must try to create a wholesome experience for the end user rather than just a self-referential interior space. The participants are free to design a thematic or a generic interior environment but it should have an immersive effect on the customers, stimulating their sensory experience.

Maximize the use of the waterfront context and the promenade into the architectural concept for the restaurant. The participants are required to use the unique nature of the site into their design proposal and architectural built form. The participants can use the water element and picturesque surroundings and develop the restaurant as an open, semi-open seating zone. The quai or the dock-promenade can be used as an extension of the restaurant and cultured into a social and leisure zone.

 

Schedule

  • Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st July 2017
  • Early Registration ends: 31st August 2017
  • Standard Registration starts: 1st September 2017
  • Deadline for Questions: 10th September 2017
  • Standard Registration ends: 30th September 2017
  • Closing day for Submissions 30th September 2017
  • Announcement of Winners: 24th October 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).

 

Awards

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

 

Registration

Early Registration:

From 1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1500 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 60 (per team)

 

Standard Registration:

From 1st September 2017 to 30th September 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1800 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 80 (per team)

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.archasm.in

 

Discount

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.

Send us the following details at queries@archasm.in to avail the offer.

  • Names of all the participating teams members and their respective team leaders.
  • Name of the university.
  • School ID proofs of the team leaders.

 

Note:

It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

 

Regulations

  • Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered. Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
  • Team code is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition.
  • The official language of the competition is English.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
  • archasm as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.

 

Terms and Conditions                                          

Please see the terms and conditions section on www.archasm.in.

 

Competition project disclaimer

This is an open international competition hosted by archasm to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for the riverside restaurant to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.

 

Other details

Website: www.archasm.in

Facebook: facebook.com/atarchasm

Instagram: instagram.com/archasm_competitions

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          TS274: Ross Cameron, Unchained At Last, Guest Audrey Gibson   
This week Bryan shares his love of gifs and clips from awards shows, while Erin discusses her emotional highs and lows from finally viewing La La Land. Also, former Australian MP Ross Cameron made many explicit homophobic comments during a speech at a conservative fundraiser but now claims it was taken out of context, and a non-profit called Unchained At Last started by Fraidy Reiss has been helping countless women get out of forced or arranged relationships. Plus Erin’s sister, guest Audrey Gibson, is here to discuss Tinder profiles, political yard signage, and the horrors of teaching children. Find Audrey on Instagram @audible80
          TS269: Planned Parenthood, Stefano Gabanna, Guest Alessandro Minoli   
This week Bryan learns the meaning of DSLs while Erin finally shares her new obsession with Judge Judy. Also, Paul Ryan's at it again as the mother of the House of Representatives trying to defund Planned Parenthood, and Stefano Gabanna made some controversial statements after receiving hate on a recent Instagram post. Plus Erin's fiancé, guest Alessandro Minoli is here to serenade us with Olivers toy song, meeting Erin, and discuss his new show Jeff & Some Aliens. Tune into Throwing Shade on TV Land this Tuesday 1/17 honeybunz!
          Ingeniero Químico (Experiencia en Plásticos)   
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          Friends/family of unarmed black man shot by police in Ypsi police crowdfund for a headstone   

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          Michigan will not have an anti-abortion license plate, thanks to Gov. Snyder   
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Snyder said in a statement that he was concerned that “The ‘Choose Life’ license plate is a political message that has the potential to bitterly divide millions of Michiganders." In his view, it is "not appropriate for a state-issued license plate.”

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          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Aqua cadit resugere   
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          Thoughts on Haider   
Watched Haider. Liked it a lot. But it certainly isn't Vishal Bhardwaj's best as some reviewers have suggested. It wasn't a masterpiece like Maqbool and Blue Umbrella were. It had its problems. And the problems weren't fundamental, but cosmetic. Which makes the problems all the more annoying.

It seemed like Michaelangelo's David wearing underwear because its creator didn't want some people to blush. Or the Mona Lisa with eyebrows penciled on at the last minute because Leonardo didn't want to deal with "but where are the eyebrows?" questions.  

You can see that there was a masterpiece hidden in there, but was robbed of its true form due to lack of total conviction or concerns about propriety. Ironically, it seems like Vishal had his own "to be or not to be" struggle about how much to push the envelope. And ended up undermining the end product. Not too much, but just enough to make it fall short of greatness.

Here are some disjointed thoughts about the movie.

1) The "Anti-Army" charges

Many self-proclaimed nationalists on Twitter have been bashing the film as being "anti-army". Haider isn't nearly as anti-army as Maqbool was "anti-police". Vishal cast two corrupt police officers in the role of the witches from Macbeth, and gave them a lot more mischief to do. Heck, Haider isn't even as anti-army as Hum Aapke Hai Koun is "anti-stairs" because if not for those damn stairs, Pooja would've been alive and Nisha and Prem would've gotten married without Tuffy having to exert himself.

A lot of this "nationalist" outrage against Haider is a by-product of the mass delusion that most Indians have willingly been a part of and ardently sought to perpetuate. The delusion that the idea of India is more inclusive and benign than it actually is. That if some folks in Kashmir or in the North-East don't consider themselves Indian, it's just stupid, their fault, and totally the handiwork of Pakistan and/or China. And....most importantly....that our army can do no wrong. It can't do anything dishonorable or horrible.

But our army sometimes.....often.... does dishonorable or horrible things. Mostly because as Shivam Vij explains, that's the army's job in situations like 1990s Kashmir.

If you watch the movie without having this naive hyper-nationalized romanticized notion of what the Indian army is, Haider actually seems to go somewhat out of its way to be respectful to the army and justify its perceived excesses. When a home is blown up, it is because a bonafide terrorist really is hiding in it. People are are tortured either are or are strongly suspected of being terrorists trained by Pakistan. And if innocent people are being incarcerated or killed, it's not the army's fault. It is due to misinformation from the conniving two-faced Ikhwan types.

2) Excessive Soapbox Usage

Vishal has so far occupied a level higher than other Indian directors because of how nuanced, layered, and yet powerful his scripts are. You're not hit over the head with blatant exposition of irony, tragedy, or even humor. 

Haider was a bit too "speechy". And I don't mean the soliloquies that Hamlet is famous for. In fact most of those were excised. I mean speechy in the sense that Vishal and Basharat Peer seeme to be almost compelled to give us a preachy soapbox exposition of almost every political perspective in the Kashmir issue. 

So you have the speech about Nehru's betrayal, and the speech about Kashmiri Pandits, and the speech about how violence isn't the answer, and the speech about how "azadi" is synonymous with joining Pakistan, and the speech about.......about about about......

To make matters worse, not only were the speeches utterly banal, but they also served as speed-breakers in the narrative. They were less Vishal Bhardwaj and more Mani Ratnam or Aaron Sorkin. 

The most poignant points about the whole issue were actually made in several vintage Vishal scenes, either sub-textually or organically. The chutzpah-AFSPA dialog for instance or the scene in which Basharat himself has a cameo. 

All those soapbox scenes, the movie could have done without. I couldn't help but feel that they were there for Vishal to hedge politically. Every one of those scenes was meant to mollify or assuage one of the stakeholders in  the Kashmir issue. It's like Vishal had a checklist and wanted to make sure everyone got their spiel in and nobody felt left-out. The end result ironically is that you will find several Indian nationalists, Pakistanis, pro-freedom Kashmiris, Kashmiri Pandits, and so on who think the movie is unfair to their perspective.  

3) Shahid Kapoor

Shahid put in a solid effort. He tried hard and stretched himself to the maximum. But it simply wasn't good enough. Especially in the second half when Hamlet in the play really comes into his element, Shahid Kapoor seemed instead to be channeling Sridevi from Sadma. 

The movie would've been better served by casting not Shahid, but an actor who won accolades for playing a guy named Shahid - Rajkumar Rao. At several points in the movie when Shahid's earnest but inadequate emoting was making me cringe, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine Rajkumar Rao in the same scene.

          Advice for International Masters Students Cold-Call Emailing Business School Professors   
It is that time of the year again for me as an assistant professor in an American business school. August-September, the start of the academic year. When I get at least a handful of emails everyday from just-arrived international Masters students, typically from India and China, asking about Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) positions. I usually send a prompt reply telling them I have no positions available and wish them luck. Most other people in my place in business schools just ignore the mails and/or delete them.

This post is meant to explain why I almost always send summary rejections and why most others ignore or delete the emails.

The key to this explanation is the almost unique nature of the microcosm that are business schools. Specifically, research-oriented business schools that co-exist with prestigious engineering schools in the same university such as mine.

Research in business schools is very different from research in engineering schools. In engineering schools, research has a lot to do with winning 6-7 figure grants and patents. That is the nature of the engineering world. In business schools, the incentives for tenure-track research professors are different. The nature of our field is such that there are few, if any, opportunities for patents and big grants. In our field, research productivity is measured by publications in top level journals.  

The other aspect of business research is the cost element. The reason we don't care as much about grants is that our research is nowhere as expensive to conduct as engineering research. We don't need expensive equipment, months long experiments, and suchlike. Most business research is conducted using secondary data or individual behavioral experiments. The most expensive equipment we need is limited to powerful computers to do our analysis. 

We don't have as many conferences to go to. In each of the sub-fields of business (such as Finance, Marketing, Management etc), there are two, maybe three MUST-ATTEND conferences each year. Our conferences aren't as selective as engineering conferences in terms of who gets to present. Obviously, "conference proceedings" are a non-factor in tenuring decisions when it comes to business school faculty. What matter are publications.

Basically, our research doesn't cost that much. That's the cost side.

Now on to the revenue side. Most business schools have MBA programs that charge tuition way higher than the average program. Most MBA programs don't offer any funding. MBA programs earn business schools a lot of money. Then there are undergraduate programs. Undergrad business programs are very popular in most schools in the US. So business schools get a decent chunk of change from the universities for that. Then there are endowments, consulting fees, and other revenue opportunities.

So to summarize what I have said so far, business schools in the US have a higher revenue than other schools, and have lower research costs than other schools. And, to reiterate, faculty research is measured in terms of publications in top journals, not patents, conference proceedings, or grants. Not that there are that many business-centric grants anyway.

As a result, here is how the typical contract for a typical tenure-track faculty member in a research-oriented business school works. We get a salary. And we get a research budget from our business school that is roughly $10,000-50,000 per year. 

These amounts might be relatively paltry for engineering professors who need to buy expensive equipment and need to hire several grad students to take care of the equipment and run experiments. But in business schools, that amount is plenty. 

Then there's the unique nature of business school PhD programs. They are geared exclusively towards academia. Which means the program is designed only to send graduates into academic positions, NOT industry positions. 99.9% of marketing PhDs will become marketing professors, not work in marketing jobs in the industry. 99.9% of management PhDs will become management professors, not work in management jobs in the industry. And so on.

PhD programs in business schools will also have a tiny intake compared to engineering schools. In a typical top-50 or even top-100 research business school in the US, the total incoming PhD class size every year will be about 15, with 2-3 students dedicated to sub-fields such as finance, marketing, management, etc.

In business schools, these PhD students are fully funded and paid a stipend by the business school. In return, they have to work 20 hours a week each for tenure track professors.

(Sidebar: the most "privileged" international grad students in any school are business school PhDs. They are assured of tuition waivers and stipends for at least 4 years from the school itself, and not tied to any Professor like in engineering schools. They also get academic positions relatively easily without having to do postdocs.)

Now, each department will have a roughly 1:1 ratio between tenure track professors and PhD students. Part of each tenure track professor's contract is 10 hours or "free" RA work from an assigned PhD student. Free as in, the professor doesn't pay the student. The business school does. And the business school pays for the tuition.

So now we come to the main point. Most of us business school professors have a PhD student assigned to work with us without us paying anything. Our research budgets, given by the school not from grants, are in the 10-50K range to buy computers, buy data, go to conferences, etc....generous but not enough to fund a grad student, which including tuition and stipend, will use up the entire budget.

When a Masters student from engineering or quasi-engineering (Information Systems, Technology Management etc) fields sends a cold-call email to a typical business school professor, he is making a pitch to someone who has neither the requirement nor the budget to hire him.

That's maybe 99% of business school professor. The 1% who might have RA/TA positions for you are the rare minority of business school professors who got a grant or got an extra endowment for a research lab or something. They might just have positions that Masters students can fill. They tend to advertise their positions well in advance. But even if cold-calling works for them, it needs to be very specific.

Many international students make the mistake of composing one utterly general boilerplate email and sending it to all professors. See this for instance.


In this case, even if I was a professor with an opportunity for this student, I wouldn't contact him. Because the email is so general. If I want to hire a Masters student, I would like that student to be genuinely interested in what I am doing.

So even if you do send cold-call emails to business school professors, make sure they are individually customized and reflect their particular research interests. 

And of course, make sure you really are interested in the research of the professor you are pitching your services to. We professors do talk to each other, you know? If during a coffee chat, we discover that Masters Student XYZ sent an email to me saying "I am really passionate about Marketing and hope to make a career in it", and also to my Finance colleague saying, "I am really passionate about Finance and hope to make a career in it", it not only gives us something to chuckle about, but also destroys your credibility in our eyes forever.

I'll end by saying that in general, the strike rate for an engineering or quasi-engineering MS student getting RA/TA positions from individual professors in business schools are low. And I hope this post informs incoming Masters students about this and saves them some wasted effort. 

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          TS226: Hillary Clinton,Nancy Reagan,Susan Lynn,MaxFunDrive   
It's that time of the year, honeybunz. Throwing Shade needs your support, but don't take it from Bryan and Erin - take it from donor experts Milan Paris and Everly Brother. Plus, Bryan breaks down Hillary Clinton's misstep regarding the Reagans and AIDS, while Erin goes down to Tennessee to talk about Rep. Susan Lynn, a woman who doesn't believe women deserve equal pay. Cool! And remember - go to www.maximumfun.org/donate to give your gets!
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          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

          On Ad Hominem and Relative Morality   
A few hours back, @riffraaf whom I follow on twitter and have great regard for, and I had a disagreement over the aftermath of the Rosen-Romney episode. We exchanged a couple of emails. She wrote this post.

This is my response

Very well put. I agree mostly.

Here's where I am coming from: Rosen made a stupid comment. Faux outrage about how Ann Romney is such a victim ensued. (never mind our FLOTUS is bashed in ugly ways every day but that's probably the partisan in me talking, you might say).


Oh, Michelle is definitely bashed in the ugliest ways. It is bizarre to me that someone can make combating obesity into some evil plot!

Some of the people I follow on the right started labeling it as #waronmoms. This was a completely cynical response to left's #waronwomen. Now they wanted to beat the left at their own game. I get it.


Yup, they're just being cynical. But being helped by the left propagating articles like the rude pundit's.

But there was more to #waronwomen (though I personally loathe to use this slogan): Most women I know who are not into partisanship in general (because they're too busy raising kids and handling jobs unlike me :) ) got really riled up with a series of events that hurt women's rights: starting from planned parenthood defunding by Komen to birth control access issues to Sandra fluke (and Rush Limbaugh harassing Fluke for 3 entire days calling her a slut, prostitute, how she should put her porn videos online so he can watch it and so on) to ultra sound bills to new arizona laws infringing rights further.


Agree. That's how my wife (Indian-born American-raised) wife is. She is not as much into politics. She does follow it more than others. She is, like me, a fiscal conservative. But for her, this #waronwomen trumps anything else. Anything related to planned parenthood (which she loves) and birth control gets her riled up. So even if Obama raises taxes by gazillion percent (she hates tax raises even on rich folks), the social aspect of it against women's rights will always make her vote democrat.

So it irritates me to no end that suddenly Risen is somehow equivalent of Limbaugh and all the incivilities shown against women in the last year are equivalent to one insensitive remark made by a Rosen who was a nobody until now (even w/ her hillary support in 2008 and apparently having contributed to Obama campaign in 2008).


I don't think Rosen is equivalent of the much much viler and nastier and just plain-worse-human-being Limbaugh. I am not drawing the equivalence, so I am not going to defend the equivalence.

However, on its own, what Rosen said is definitely insensitive and stupid. And undoubtedly ad hominem. That's all that matters to me, as someone who doesn't count himself on the left or the right when it comes to identifying with movements. By saying what she did, Rosen attacked who Ann Romney, not what Ann or Mitt Romney were saying, making it a classic ad hominem attack.

It's politically damaging I agree. But it's a huge fake outrage and no where near what's really happening to women all over the country (whether w/ healthcare, minimum wages, equal pay, infringing on woman's body, unemployment and so on that affect women in REAL ways).

So I know Obama was doing what any Dem politician would do, but I'm still turned off by this whole latest, what I call Faux outrage.


Granted that some of those outraging are just fake-outraging. Just taking the chance to score points against their political opponents. Granted that many of those outraging on the right have possibly said much worse and more misogynist stuff against women.

But what Rosen said was still stupid and insensitive. And IMO, the Obama campaign by denouncing what Rosen said, is doing not just the politically expedient thing, but the right thing. And elements of the left by digging in and writing posts/articles undermining the worth of Ann Romney's life, are doing the WRONG thing, be it politically or morally.
          Kunstbiennale Gera: Höhlengleichnis gesucht, Knoff-Hoff-Show gefunden   
Nein, es muss nicht immer Kassel oder Venedig sein. Nach Gera sollt ihr fahren! Die dortige Höhler Biennale braucht sich nicht verstecken. Tut sie aber doch, in den Bierkellern unter der Stadt.
          TS178:Gay Celebrity Sex, Bob Jones University, Mo'ne Davis, Our Fund Drive   
Happy Birthday, Erin! Bryan's best gift is the gay relationship description the tabloids have for Tom Cruise and John Travolta. You will wish you never heard it. Plus, Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University finally apologies for wanting to stone gay people, and some jealous college baseball bitch calls 13 year old little league super star Mo'ne Davis a "slut." And hunty! Our fund drive is happening! 1,000 new or upgrading donors and #tspod will put on their talent show! Make it happen by donating here!     
          TS177:The Jinx, IUD's, Dolce and Gabbana & Our Fund Drive   
It's MaxFun Drive and Cher and Oliver the Dog are here to take your call! Go to MaximumFun.org/donate and while you're supporting your favorite podcast, listen to Bryan and Erin talk about IUD's and Dolce and Gabbana and doll eyed murderer The Jinx.     
          TS172:50 Shades,Grammys,Matt Moore, Frozen Men   
Are you seeing 50 Shades? Did you see what Kanye did to Beck at the Grammys? Bryan and Erin did, and they have some soft opinions on both of them. Plus, an ex-gay blogger named Matt Moore defended the conservative church's views on gays by saying "we're not as bad as ISIS." And hedge fund founder Jonathan Hoenig went on Fox News to say that government intrusion with vaccines would lead to forced abortion. Fun? Fun.    Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Buy 5 Real Estate Mutual Funds Going Into Second-Half 2017   
Although the recent homebuilder confidence index was disappointing the overall sentiment for the real estate sector remains positive and is likely to improve over the rest of the year Moreover existing and new home sales as well as housing completions data were encouraging Also sales
          4 Reasons that Make OM Asset Management a Solid Pick Now   
OM Asset Management plc OMAM seems to be an attractive bet now on the back of its strong fundamentals and growth prospects Shares of this asset manager have returned 14 9 over the last one year underperforming the Zacks categorized Financial Investment Management industry s rally of 30
          Consejos de Cruz Roja para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas   
Cruz Roja recomienda extremar la precaución para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y los accidentes con elementos acuáticos pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. ? Cruz Roja está presente en unas 300 playas del litoral español y anualmente lleva a cabo más de 100.000 atenciones (sanitarias, rescate de personas, localización de menores extraviados, baño adaptado para personas con discapacidad, etc). ? Los accidentes en el agua pueden tener repercusiones muy graves, incluso con riesgo para la propia vida. Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y otros accidentes similares pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. En Castellón Cruz Roja cuenta con 60 personas especilizadas para la vigilancia de 9 playas en los municipios de Alcalà-Alcocebre, Cabanes y Nules. Con servicio de sillas adaptadas para el baño de personas con capacaidades diferentes en las tres poblaciones. ? Desde Cruz Roja se solicita máxima prudencia; respetar las banderas y las indicaciones de los socorristas. Adentrarse en el mar, con bandera amarilla o roja, es poner en riesgo la propia vida y también exponer la del socorrista. Ayer en Nules los socorristas efectuaron un rescate, que afortunadamente resultó positivo, y las dos personas salieron ilesas. ? ? ? Para evitar accidenrtes, hay que tener en cuenta: ? ? Báñate, preferentemente, en zonas habilitadas para ello y que cuenten con un servicio de vigilancia y salvamento. ? Evita entrar bruscamente en el agua, sobre todo después de haber tomado el sol o haber comido de manera copiosa. ? Evita bañarte mientras estés ?haciendo la digestión?. Es recomendable esperar un tiempo aproximado de entorno a dos horas. ? Sal de inmediato del agua si adviertes algún síntoma extraño (escalofríos, tiritona persistente, fatiga, dolor de cabeza o en la zona de la nuca, picores, mareos, vértigos o calambres?). ? No te tires de cabeza en lugares de fondo desconocido. Las zambullidas en el agua son la causa del 6% de las lesiones medulares en España, especialmente entre los varones jóvenes. ? Vigila en todo momento a los niños que estén cerca del agua, especialmente a los más pequeños, aunque sepan nadar. ? Presta atención también a las personas mayores?!! ? Respeta las banderas de señalización en las playas, así como las indicaciones de los socorristas. ? No intentes nadar en contra de la corriente. En caso de ser arrastrado, nada paralelamente a la playa y, una vez que salgas de la corriente, nada hacia la orilla. En caso de apuro, pide ayuda?!! ? Evita bañarte en zonas de riesgo como en ríos de gran caudal, en pozas naturales o bajo cascadas de agua. ? El aprendizaje de la natación, la educación sobre los riesgos que rodean al medio acuático y el uso de chalecos salvavidas homologados son altamente recomendables desde la edades más tempranas?!! ? Si te gustan los deportes acuáticos, practícalos en las zonas habilitadas específicamente para ello. ? ? ? ¿Qué hacer en caso de accidente en piscinas y playas? ? Los minutos que siguen al accidente pueden ser vitales para la víctima. Por ello tenemos que actuar con orden y serenidad para que la atención al accidentado sea lo más correcta posible. Cruz Roja cuenta para ello con un esquema de actuación, la conducta P.A.S. (Proteger, Avisar y Socorrer): ? ? Proteger el lugar del accidente. ? Haz seguro el lugar con el fin de evitar que se produzca un nuevo accidente. Según la situación será necesario, por ejemplo, avisar a los bañistas del peligro existente (corrientes, medusas, etc,), balizar la zona para informar de la existencia de cristales en la arena, o piedras a poca profundidad, etc. ? Avisar a los servicios de emergencia. ? Si existe servicio de vigilancia y salvamento en la zona pide ayuda al puesto de socorro más próximo. ? Si no existe servicio de vigilancia y salvamento y, según la gravedad de la situación, llama al teléfono de emergencias 112. Si la situación no reviste gravedad, acude al Centro de Salud más próximo. ? ? ? Socorrer a los heridos. ? ? Si una persona se encuentra ?en apuros? en el agua, intenta acercarle un objeto al que pueda agarrarse para mantenerse a flote, hasta la llegada de los especialistas. Nunca te tires al agua para socorrer a alguien en peligro si no has recibido formación específica para ello?!! ? Controla las funciones vitales de la víctima. Lo primero es valorar los ?signos vitales? para saber cómo están funcionando el cerebro (consciencia), los pulmones (respiración) y el corazón. ? Evita movimientos bruscos al accidentado, ante el riesgo de que se haya producido una lesión en la columna vertebral. ? Asegúrate de que está consciente. Si el herido no reacciona al hablarle, tocarle o estimularle suavemente, con un pellizco por ejemplo, probablemente está inconsciente. ? Comprueba que respira ?con normalidad?. Para saber si una persona respira espontáneamente, debes ?ver, oír y sentir? su respiración. Si no respira con normalidad, adminístrale 5 insuflaciones ó respìraciones de rescate, e inicia las compresiones torácicas externas, (alternando 30 compresiones y 2 ventilaciones), a un ritmo de 100-120 compresiones por minuto, hasta que llegue el equipo de emergencias. ?
          Club Natación Azahar Sincro Castellón revalida su título de campeón autonómico   
La entidad castellonense lidera el autonómico de rutinas colgándose 25 metales.El pasado fin de semana se celebró en el Complejo Deportivo Camilo Cano de la Nucía (Alicante), el VII Campeonato Autonómico de Rutinas de la Comunidad Valenciana, en el que participaron más de 150 nadadoras procedentes de 9 clubes de la comunidad. En esta ocasión, las nadadoras de las categorías alevín, infantil y júnior defendieron las rutinas y figuras que han preparado durante la temporada 2016/17.El Azahar Sincro presentó a sus 41 nadadoras autonómicas en un total de 20 rutinas: 6 solos, 6 dúos, 4 equipos y 4 rutinas combinadas. Tras un año de esfuerzo incansable y dedicación absoluta a este deporte el club consiguió colgarse un total de 25 medallas (11 de oro, 5 de plata y 9 de bronce) haciendo doblete en la mayoría de disciplinas. En categoría alevín, las más pequeñas de la sección club consiguieron subirse al pódium en 9 ocasiones: plata en la liga de figuras, plata y bronce en figuras, plata y bronce en solos, plata y bronce en dúo y oro en equipo y combo. En categoría infantil, las magníficas actuaciones de sus 21 nadadoras les valieron el bronce en la liga de figuras, el bronce en figuras, el oro en solo, la plata y el bronce en dúo, el oro y el bronce en equipo y el oro y el bronce en combo. En categoría júnior, las más veteranas del club volvieron a liderar el campeonato colgándose el oro en la liga de figuras, el oro en figuras, el oro y el bronce ensolo, el oro en dúo, el oro en equipo y el oro en combo.Las nadadoras se dejaron la piel en la piscina dando un golpe de autoridad y revalidando, con creces, el título de campeonas autonómicas conseguido la pasada temporada. La dedicación de toda una temporada sorprendió a los jueces y les permitió demostrar su valía y emocionar a un público completamente entregado.La entidad castellonense se convierte de nuevo en el mejor club de la provincia y se proclama campeón autonómico en todas las categorías con un total de 25 medallas. Gracias al trabajo diario, a la ilusión y a las ganas de luchar por sus? sueños las nadadoras del Azahar Sincro han catapultado al club a lo más alto de la sincronizada.Esta es la novena temporada desde que se fundó el club y, con los mejores resultados de su historia, solo cabe seguir trabajando y evolucionando para poder enfrentar los nacionales con las mismas fuerzas. El club quiere agradecerle al Patronato Municipal de Deportes de Castellón el apoyo incondicional a este deporte.
          French politician Marine Le Pen under formal investigation for misuse of EU funds   
Prosecutors have placed French far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.
          T&T ranked 14th for resource governance   

T&T scored 64 out of 100 points in the 2017 Resource Governance Index and ranked 14th out of the 89 assessments undertaken in the 81 countries surveyed.

Sherwin Long, head of the T&T Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI), said T&T was one of the better performing countries in terms of score.

“We scored 64 out of 100. Out of the Enabling Environment we scored 71 out of 100, Revenue Management was our weakest performance and we scored 57 out of 100. We fell short in Revenue Management because of national budgeting fiscal rules and open data restrictions ,” he said yesterday at the launch of the 2017 Governance Report at the Ministry of Energy’s offices at the International Waterfront in Port-of-Spain.

The Index assesses the quality of governance in 81 countries which produce 82 per cent of the world’s oil and 17 per cent of its gas. T&T ranked fourth in Latin American and Caribbean behind Chile, Brazil and Colombia.

Long said T&T’s state enterprise reporting rules appear to be sound. Sound rules also govern the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) which helped this country’s high position. He added that the Index also looked at state enterprises.

“Petrotrin was assessed against 74 other state energy enterprises globally and Petrotrin ranked ninth out of these state run enterprises with a score of 75. The company was deemed to have good rules related to the reporting on finances and operations as well as transfers from the company to Central Government,” he said.

Long said the index is important as it determines how other agencies evaluate T&T and it improves the country’s governance.

“Credit agencies look at governance indices to rank the country such as the Corruption Perception Index and the Global Competitiveness Index. These are indicators which show what we face as a country in terms of corruption and competitiveness,” he said.

Long said Brazil was ranked higher than T&T on the Index although there are allegations of corruption surrounding acting President Michel Temer and state owned oil company Petrobas because more than one factor determines the ranking.

“What the Index looked at is the laws as well as well as the practice. How well are these laws actually used? In terms of the laws and the practice in T&T there was a ten point difference between the law and how it is actually practiced and governs the energy sector. In T&T, there is a large gap between the law and how it is practised,” he explained.


          Start the mas...   

As we move into the month of July, just the seventh month of the year, it is safe to say that Carnival 2018 has started. The first mas band to launch its presentation for next year was Jus Wee and Friends and its unveiling was held last Sunday at 16 Newbury Extension, Glencoe. Next year Jus Wee and Friends, a past Band of the Year winner, will be playing Wee Taking Flight.

Wee Taking Flight will consist of 14 sections and among the band’s designers are Michel Huggins, Janelle Greaves, Devon Jerome, Marcus Gooding, Dominique Mitchell and Marion George. The band’s camp is at Newbury Hill Extension. Bandleader Annmarie Placide revealed that the band’s costumes are reasonably priced at $1,000-$2,750, and the band is all-inclusive.

She added that one of the band’s attractions on Carnival Monday is that live road music will be supplied by Pelham Goddard & Roots. Playing with Roots on Monday, DJ Mr Desmond will provide road music on the Tuesday.

Potpourri of arts this weekend

This weekend’s entertainment fun list actually begins at 6 pm this evening when Pan Trinbago holds an After Work Jam at bpTT Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Supplying live music will be Massy Trinidad All Stars, Fusion Steel, Pan Jammers, Sapophonics and DJ KC Klass is Klass.

 

Another Friday evening steelband jam also begins at 6 pm when Phase II Pan Groove with Hadco opens up its yard at Hamilton Street, Woodbrook for Friday Night Live—band arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe says it will be “an odyssey of pan.” Aside from Phase II and lots of food and drink, there will also be entertainment by Martin Cain & Road Block Steel Orchestra, featuring Deja and DeJan Cain.

This evening also sees the eagerly awaited opening of Uppa Level Club at Cascadia Hotel, 67 Ariapita Road, St Ann’s, by Elegant Promotions. Wall-to-wall music can be expected all night by H2O Phlo, Kevon Cartar, Oscar B, plus old school Uper Level DJ Darryl, and his partners in crime DJs Richard Simply Smooth, Scoobie and Billy J.

Kaiso Blues Cafe is also on tonight with its Passing Thorugh Jazz Cuatro Concert, featuring Jeanine Ruiz, Kennth Clarke, Michel Germain, Raul Landaeta and more, from 9 pm.

 

At the theatre

Not to be left out tonight there’s much theatre in a big way with Kingdom Arts & Performances staging Reba, Rachel, Ria...Their Story at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, at 7.30 pm; RJ Productions, in collaboration with Urban Jungle Entertainment, by overwhelming public demand, staging Eileen & Me at Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, at 8.30 pm; and Raymond Choo Kong Productions premiering Choose Your Partner Wisely, at CLR James Auditorium, Cipriani College, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn, at 8 pm.

RS/RR is premiering Man Callaloo, starring Nikki Crosby, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider, tomorrow, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, at 8.30 pm. The show will be repeated on Sunday evening at 6.30 pm, at the same venue.

Tomorrow’s action continues when St Ann’s RC Church stages its Tea Oneness Style Tea & Concert at Lions Civic Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, from 3 pm. Wall-to-wall entertainment will be by David Bereaux, Errol Fabien, Jason “Fridge” Seecheran, Wendy Sheppard, Krystal Khayne, Stephen Marcelle, Frenz in Muzik and more.

There’s also the Sangeet Opera, at Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, featuring Neval Chatelal and John Thomas, at 7.30 pm.

 

Dance events

Dance is also on the weekend’s agenda with Abeo Jackson’s farewell performance – Dance Fuh Yuh Life – being staged at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 8 pm, and Malick Folk Performing Company and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Centre of Boston premiering Just The Two Of Us II, at La Joya Auditorium, EMR, St Joseph at the same time. Both events are billed for tomorrow.

 

Pan in Diego Martin and Tacarigua

Tomorrow also sees Panatics Steel Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary by staging Pan Jamboree at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin, at 7 pm. Steelbands to perform include Phase II Pan Groove in association with HADCO, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

One of this weekend’s big shows takes place on Sunday evening in the east at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, located on the Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. On a show themed Live in Love & Music, crackshot pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet).

Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

 

Riddim in the north

Action galore is promised on Sunday night, from 8 pm, at Howdy Dan’s Restaurant, located in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, as LA Records launches its RIIbirth Riddim. Artistes on the label billed to perform are Crazy, Fireball, Jamelody, King David, Blessed Messenger, Tobago’s Kervern Carter, Marley Palmer, Jah Disciple, Jaron Nurse, Zion Nurse, Zion Starr, Brittany Gonzales, Dre Star, Frankie Dan and Linelle Hamilton.

 

In memory of Brigo

Across the seas, calypso is also holding centre stage tomorrow as the children of the late Brigo will celebrate his birthday in a special way in New Jersey, USA. The children are being joined by Brigo’s Cultural Theatre Roots & Branches to hold a free show and fair from noon.

Brigo’s daughter Janeel Keisha Abraham said this week: “Our mission is to protect the legacy of passion my father had for calypso as well as to celebrate the numerous young artistes he helped nurture. We are celebrating the life he lived and the lessons and values he taught us.

“Beside lots of music and BBQ on sale, we will also be giving food and clothing to the poor. We are determined to keep my father’s music and legacy alive here in North America, in T&T, and across the Caribbean.”

 

A deed deserving of mention

Full kudos are well deserved by the past and current student body and staff of Presentation College (San Fernando) for going above and beyond to assist the needy. In four short days they raised approximately $50,000 in cash and supplies for those adversely affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

A spokesman for the group told Pulse this week: “We have acquired mattresses, pillows, mops, brooms, flashlights, disinfectants, canned goods, rice, flour, legumes, snacks, water, tarpaulins, garbage bags, new and clean used clothing (folded and sorted by gender and size), disposable diapers and sanitary napkins.

“These items will be given to people living in the Siparia and Penal/Debe regions and we will be guided by their regional corps as to who receives supplies.”

Also assisting the less fortunate were the delegates ion this year’s Miss TT World Pageant. On Friday, at the Tea Party, Talent and Top Model Competition, auctioned a bottle of champagne for $8,600 and donated the proceeds to the San Fernando City Corporation for distribution to the flood victims.

 

Party for a cause

Come July 8, a fund-raising party for stroke victim Wendy Hector will be held at All Out Sports Bar, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. In addition to some foot-stomping DJ music, there will be a live performance by The Malcontents, Chris Mouttet, Richard Law, Gary Hector, Stuart “Fowl” Abraham, Paul Amar and Phil Hill.

This is a dress up/costume party and guests are invited to don the Hippy, funky and groovy styles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Tickets cost $150 advanced and $200 at the door and they are limited tickets and already going like hot bread.

There will be drinks specials all night long door prizes for the Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Hippy.


          New Senator to focus on taxes   

Newly appointed Government Senator Allyson West says she will focus on tax administration after she is sworn in as Minister in the Finance Ministry today.

West, in her first interview since being appointed, said her ministerial appointment was taking place at “a very difficult time in the country (and) I have a tough task ahead of me.” She said, however, she has “quite a lot of experience in the tax area (and) that will be my focus and I am very hopeful that I can make a positive difference.”

Asked if citizens should be fearful of her appointment because of her focus on taxes, West smiled and said ,”No, my objective would be to ensure that taxes are fairly and properly applied (and) I really want to bring the concept of service to the tax area and ensure that the administration recognises that the taxpayers are our clients, so that we deal with them more efficiently , we give them their refunds but we collect the taxes that are due to the Government.”

She also worked previously at the Board of Inland Revenue as a State Counsel. She said she had “short stints in teaching” and was part of the implementation team for the VAT system- which was introduced under former prime minister Arthur Robinson during the 1985 to 1991 term. She was also a representative on the permanent and negotiating double taxation treaty committees.

West insisted yesterday she remains committed “to the tax system and getting it working properly.”

She said she was not surprised by the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint her as minister, adding that she knew the Prime Minister “for quite some time and I do know he appreciates my knowledge in the area (tax administration), so it didn’t shock me .”

She said, however, that she was “hoping to avoid a political post because I have shied away from politics all my life but Prime Minister Rowley said if we need to get it done properly this is how we need to do it , so I accepted the challenge.”

Asked to elaborate, West said she is “happy with the Ministry of Finance but the position of senator is not something I would have gravitated towards but I was called to serve and I have decided to take up the challenge.”

She said her first priority will be to gather information on the BIR. West said she wants “to see where the BIR is at with their challenges to determine what we can do differently as soon as possible.”

She said the establishment of the Revenue Authority is also on the agenda.

West said she “always thought that was the way to go. We have lost too many good people from the BIR because of the inflexibility of the public service, so if we create

some more flexibility in terms of remuneration , hiring and firing people, promotion based on merit rather than seniority , I think we will produce a better organisation.”

West said taxpayers should “recognise that we all have a responsibility , we are placing great demands on the Government and the demands don’t decrease with the government’s revenues.”

She also said: “To enable the Government to meet those demands we need to play our part, and if we all play our part then the burden is spread more evenly and it doesn’t fall on a few of us . So the issue of increasing tax rates should not arise if everybody is paying the correct amount of taxes, so that will be my focus.”


          School rallies around family of missing Chinese student   

Twenty days after University of Illinois graduate student Yingying Zhang disappeared from the Urbana-Champaign campus, her family called on the community Thursday to hold on to hope for her safe return.

"She's always a brave girl and she never easily gives up on anything," Zhang's boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, told a crowd of well-wishers gathered at the school Thursday night.

"She never gives up as long as there's a glimmer of hope ... so we cannot give up either," he said.

Hou and members of Zhang's family led a procession of hundreds of well-wishers through the streets of the Urbana-Champaign campus Thursday night. They waved flags with her name on them and carried her picture as they chanted "let's find Yingying."

The family flew from China to the United States earlier this month to search for the 26-year-old visiting scholar. And they say they're not going home without her.

Zhang's father issued a plea earlier Thursday to those responsible for his daughter's disappearance: Let her go and I'll forgive you.

"The family hopes the kidnappers would not hurt her and know she is really well loved by family and friends," her father told CNN through a translator Thursday. "Let her go, let her come back as soon as possible."

Last seen June 9

Zhang had a yearlong position at the university's department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. She graduated from Beijing's prestigious Peking University in 2016 with a master's degree in environmental engineering.

Zhang is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, the FBI said. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.

The last known sighting of Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9. Security camera footage shows her entering the passenger side of a black Saturn Astra hatchback that day.

University police said Zhang had just gotten off a public bus before the four-door hatchback approached her on the north end of the university campus. The FBI announced that investigators found the car on Tuesday, but provided no further details.

The FBI is treating the disappearance as a kidnapping, but campus police, in a recently released update, say they are calling it a missing persons case.

Support from around the world

Zhang is one of more than 300,000 Chinese students and scholars attending US universities. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the most popular universities for Chinese students, with more than 5,600. They make up a sizable community both on campus and in the small town of 207,000.

Her disappearance has triggered widespread concern in China, with groups set up on messaging app WeChat to share information about the case.

A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Zhang's family with expenses as the search continues has raised more than three times its $30,000 goal, with many donors leaving messages of support in Chinese.

'Twenty days is a long time'

Her disappearance has struck a nerve on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Supporters who joined Thursday's rally echoed her family's hopeful tone.

"I'm praying as I walk," said Champaign resident Donald Baker. "We're hoping we can bring her back home to her family and to this campus."

Another woman said she joined the rally to support Zhang's family. She has a daughter close to Zhang's age who travels internationally, and sometimes she doesn't hear from her for days, she said.

"It was important to me as Americans that we show love and care to this family," she said.

"I want to be optimistic that we will find her," she added. "Twenty days is a long time."

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          Mar Mineral no Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (no replies)   
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14 de Julho de 2017

Estaremos dispostos a viver sem telemóvel, computador, pomadas anti-virais ou boa parte dos tratamentos anti-cancerigenos? E até turbinas eólicas outras energias verdes? Se não, então a curto prazo o mundo terá de iniciar uma nova exploração oceânica, mas desta vez ocorrerá nos fundos marinhos. As riquezas a explorar serão minerais, mas o seu valor é diferente daquele que conferimos ao ouro ou à prata, já que os recursos minerais que encontramos nos oceanos, como hidratos de gás, cobalto, e terras raras e ítrio, são essenciais no desenvolvimento de tecnologias que estão presentes no nosso dia-a-dia e sem as quais já não sabemos viver. A Europa está agora a avançar no desenvolvimento de tecnologia que permita explorar os fundos do mar através de uma mineração responsável e ambientalmente sustentável e Portugal pode, novamente, ter um papel importante na exploração oceânica. Prepare-se para descer ao fundo do mar com o MUHNAC na exposição Mar Mineral – Ciência e Recursos Naturais no Fundo do Mar.

Inauguração dia 13 de julho, às 17h30
A inauguração da exposição “Mar Mineral – Ciência e Recursos Naturais no Fundo do Mar” terá lugar no dia 13 de Julho de 2017, no Átrio Principal do Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56, 1250-102 Lisboa, com início pelas 18:30. Será antecedida, às 17h30, por uma apresentação pelo Prof. Andy Wheeler, do University College de Cork, Irlanda, acerca da descoberta do campo hidrotermal Moytirra, na região da Extensão da Plataforma Continental a Norte dos Açores.
Mar Mineral será dedicada a Mário Ruivo, insigne oceanógrafo.


Esta exposição, de longa duração, abrirá ao público no dia 14 de Julho.
          TS43: Lady Products, The New Normal, K-Pop, TV Sex   
Erin and Bryan chat it up about why certain products are just for ladies, bans on The New Normal, Kpop, 2NE1, and all the old bits Bryan's pulling out for his new audience at Funny or Die. We come together cause opposites attract. Baby! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS42:Todd Akin, Gay Money, Sex Addiction, The Nanny   
Buckle your Xanax 'cause this week Bryan and Erin get all up into the drama over Todd Akin's rape comments, an inheritence based on pretending to be straight, sex addiction and of course, Fran Drescher. Listen as Bryan tries to keep his food down while Erin discusses the most boundry pushing sexual situation she's ever been in. Never gonna get, never gonna get it. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS41:Fifty Shades of Gay, Louisiana Teen Moms, Summer Heat   
This week Bryan and Erin sweat thru their shirts to bring you this podcast about openly gay Matt Bomer as Christian Grey, Louisiana's Delhi school's ridiculous teen pregnancy rules and the longest, most indepth "Would You Rather" that's ever been attempted. All I wanna do is zooma zoom zoom and a boom boom. Shake your rump.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS40:Olympics, KStew, Chick-Fil-A, Arizona Abortion   
We're back and worse than ever! After a one week hiatus to celebrate Bryan's birthday and reset our brains, we jump ass first into the hottest topics outside of Hot Topic - the most athletic Home Depot employees compete for Olympic gold, Kristen Stewart breaks Robert Pattinson's sparkley heart, Chick-Fil-A fires up the controversy grill, and Arizona continues to make everything awful. I don't heart Huckabee.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Ntbto7 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS39: Personal Stories, Worst Dates, Car Poop, and Conditioner for Your Insides   
Yee-haw! Bryan's in Texas this week watching Fox News and eating Xanax with his parents, so get personal with Bryan and Erin in this very special pre-recorded Throwing Shade. Erin delights with stories of what happens when you put conditioner in your privates, while Bryan discusses the worst first date he's ever had.it may or may not involove Mischa Barton. With all this heat, you deserve a little shade!   Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Ntbto7 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS38: Gandhi, Daniel Tosh, Gay Clubs, Gifs   
This week, on a very special Throwing Shade, was Gandhi gay? Did Daniel Tosh go to far? And what's the difference between "gifts" and "gifs"? Bryan and Erin answer these questions and also lie a bunch in this tender, caring, and affectionate Throwing Shade. Keep it dirty!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Mkxcg5 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS37:Frank Ocean, 4th of July, Women Can't Have It All, Turkey   
Claude have mercy, it's hot! And not just outside, Bryan's been making roasted turkey and chili and hot water all week! Lots of other things happened this week - Katie got Suri, Frank Ocean came out the closet, and Erin read an article in the Atlantic that was really long about how women can't have it all. Baby, you're a firework!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Mg9FcA bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS36:Anderson Cooper, Donatella Versace and Feminism, Madonna, Katie Holmes   
It's summertime so put on your headphones for a little bit of shade! This week Bryan and Erin talk Underground Rebel Bingo, Anderson Cooper's Coming Out, Donatella Versace's stance on Feminism, and a special phone call with Madonna! Run Katie, run! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http:/bit.ly/LzlRXr bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!!  " target="_blank">Throwing Shade on Get Glue HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS35:Gay Pride Cleveland, Death of Marriage, Shirley MacLaine, Stranger's Sweaters   
Gimme an T! T! Gimme a S! S! What's that spell? Nothing. But it is the initials for Throwing Shade, an irreverent slip 'n slide down the abyss of the disenfranchised.Dive into Bryan and Erin's deep thoughts about the death of marriage Gay Pride Cleveland, Shirley MacLaine and sweaters. Don't forget your papers!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/LzlRXr bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          Vector obtains $21 million in funding   
Capitalism in space: The smallsat rocket company Vector has obtained $21 million in new funding, making it possible for it to accelerate its test rocket schedule. With this most recent round of funding, Vector will accelerate the company’s upcoming flight test series and launch orbital customer missions in early 2018. Vector’s next launch is planned for Summer 2017, making it
          Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 370 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Transcript Daily   

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 370 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
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          TS22: YouTube Teen Girls, Belvedere Vodka, Transgender Miss Canada, Dynamo's Colin Clark   
In addition to asking for your lovely dollars to support Throwing Shade as part of the MaxFun Fund drive, Bryan and Erin discuss teen girls asking YouTube viewers, "Am I pretty or am I ugly?", should Miss Universe ban a transgendered contestant, Belvedere Vodka's rape-y new ad, and you're not gonna believe it - homophobia in professional sports! The exact two things that never (always) go together! You're gonna need a spork and a skort for all this realness! 
          Over 50 species of native coastal plants to be introduced at Coney Island Park   
Today Online 29 Jun 17; SINGAPORE — Over 50 species of native coastal plants, including critically endangered species, will be introduced to a four-hectare plot of land at Coney Island Park over the next five years. The five-year habitat enhancement programme is a collaboration between the National Parks Board (NParks) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank), which will see primarily OCBC Bank management and staff donating S$250,000 to the fund the programme. Among the species to be planted include the Small-leaved Nutmeg (Knema globularia), Silver Bush (Sophora...

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          Pepin Distributing Company CEO and Family Members Plan to Conquer...   

Tom Pepin and four of his daughters are preparing to climb the tallest mountain in Africa; raising funds for Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute.

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          Can Trump Succeed Where Reagan Failed?   
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People with family members who were killed by undocumented immigrants meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 29, 2017.

On Thursday, the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which proposes to withhold federal funding from localities that refuse to cooperate with Trump administration immigration measures aimed at criminal noncitizens and other undocumented people. The bill would also allow individuals and close family members of individuals who are victims of felonies committed by undocumented immigrants who have been released from local or state custody against the advice of federal authorities to file suit against states.

The day before, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called on Congress to work on bipartisan immigration and criminal justice law reforms, adding that cities could use more federal assistance to fight terrorism and crime, and provide mental illness, substance abuse, and reentry programs.

Landrieu said in a letter to House members that local leaders do not want their law enforcement officers involved in federal immigration detention activities, nor do they want to be put in legal jeopardy for possible violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures. (A related bill known as Kate’s Law would establish new mandatory minimum prison terms for deported criminals who return to the United States.)

The sanctuary cities battle, like so many of Trump’s hastily conceived and poorly executed policies, appears headed for another showdown, either when the bills arrive in the Senate, or, in the unlikely event that the upper chamber drums up the 60 votes needed to approve them, almost certainly in the courts.

While the Trumpian turmoil is new, past presidents’ attempts to compel localities to comply with federal policies have met with mixed success. A new report, “Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid & Lessons for the Trump Era,” from Jobs to Move America and the Center for Media and Democracy, details the 40th president’s efforts to stamp out the U.S. anti-apartheid movement by several means, including denying federal funds to cities and states that took actions against companies that did business in South Africa.

The report explores the mixed outcomes for two cities that sought to stand their ground against this federal overreach. In 1984, the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the backing of the Justice Department, threatened New York City with the loss of transportation dollars unless the city revoked a local ordinance preventing city officials from contracting with businesses that operated in South Africa or used materials from the country. Although Mayor Ed Koch complained all the way up to President Ronald Reagan, the feisty New Yorker finally backed down, declined to take the matter to the courts, and finally reworked the measure to satisfy federal officials and preserve the city’s federal funding.

Two years later, Baltimore, which had crafted a local ordinance requiring city pension funds to divest $1.1 billion from entities that did business with South Africa, also came under fire. The trustees of the pensions funds and the funds’ beneficiaries (who feared significant financial losses in the short timeframe the funds had to comply with the divestment ordinance) joined forces to take the city to court.

The State Department and the National Security Council submitted briefs supporting the trustees and beneficiaries. But Baltimore ultimately prevailed in the state courts, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. By 1991, nearly 100 cities in 28 states had taken a variety of actions against companies doing business in South Africa.

Although an early attempt by Trump to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities was roundly criticized as unconstitutional (the president aimed to usurp powers granted to Congress) and ultimately blocked by a federal judge, Republicans in Congress have stepped up to take their turn at the issue. Federal courts likely will have the final word on whether the federal government can compel states to assist in immigration enforcement activities or whether such provisions infringe on state powers.

Congress can indeed attach conditions to funding, especially if the funding is related to a specific purpose like law enforcement. Since the Supreme Court has indicated its willingness to consider wider immigration questions like those posed by the administration’s travel ban, it is unlikely that the high court would decline to weigh in, as it did in the Baltimore pension funds question.

Like the anti-apartheid activists, sanctuary cities supporters may find that public response to the crisis may compel different responses from Washington. Grassroots efforts to protect undocumented people have sprouted up all over the country; nearly 650 of the country’s more than 3,000 counties have placed limitations on local law enforcement assistance to federal immigration detention efforts.

But the support for such measures is far from solid in the country at large. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have introduced bills to curb cities’ abilities to weigh in on immigration enforcement. A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ interests in decreasing the numbers of immigrants admitted to the country have not shifted dramatically.

The “Reagan vs. Cities” report also notes that in addition to cutting off federal funds and other measures, Trump’s tactics include “a public relations strategy aimed at vilifying opponents.” The court of public opinion, however, isn’t always malleable. Reagan may have been the “great communicator,” but he was mostly unable to compel cities and states to abandon divestment and other economic strategies aimed at crippling South African apartheid. Trump, if anything, is more of a great alienator than communicator, who will ultimately run up against the numerical impossibility of deporting millions of undocumented people.


          Voting Fights in the States   
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, at podium, celebrates Oregon's first year of an automatic voter registration program with a news conference, where she said that in the November election, over 97,000 ballots were cast by new voters registered by the so-called motor voter program. Hazelnuts contained in the bags in the foreground represent the 270,000 Oregonians who were registered to vote by the program. 

The national battle over voting rights and “voter fraud” will play out in Washington over the next months in relation to the Kobach-Pence commission and the resistance to it. But in the meantime, issues have been joined this spring in state legislative sessions around the country. And the resulting scorecard may surprise you.

Back in November, when the dust settled after the election, the numbers on partisan control of legislatures seemed stark and frightening for advocates of voting rights and election reform. Republicans controlled both chambers in 31 states, and had the full “trifecta,” including the governor, in 24. In sharp contrast, Democrats controlled both houses in only 13 states, and had trifectas in a mere six. Looking at these numbers, at the post-Shelby decision absence of Voting Rights Act preclearance protections, and at the radically changed posture of the Justice Department, many feared an onslaught of voter-suppression legislation that would create an even more diminished electorate for the elections of 2018.

Well, it’s now the end of June, and while some legislatures are still in session, the great majority have finished their business for the year. Several states have indeed passed bad bills. But, overall, the results are significantly better, both in staving off voter-suppression efforts and in expanding voting rights and voting access, than one might have expected as the sessions began.

First, A Few Real Successes

Perhaps the most remarkable outcome this year is in Illinois, which has a Democratic legislature and a conservative Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. Last year, the legislature passed an automatic voter registration (AVR) bill with bipartisan support, but Rauner vetoed it. 

Under automatic voter registration, people who go to the DMV, and potentially other agencies as well, are automatically put on the voter roll, unless they opt out. In Oregon, which was the first adopter, AVR has added several hundred thousand voters to the rolls.

In Illinois, an AVR bill was reintroduced this year and, remarkably, passed both chambers with unanimous votes. While Rauner has 60 days to sign the bill, all indications are that he will, joining Illinois with eight other states and the District of Columbia where AVR is being implemented, and showing that maybe, at least in Illinois, encouraging people to register and vote doesn’t seem like a partisan trick.

The victory was also the work of a broad and determined coalition of voting-rights and election-reform advocacy groups, under the rubric of Just Democracy. Brian Gladstein, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois and one of the leaders of the coalition said:

This bill will bring over one million eligible voters into the electoral process in Illinois. During a time of heightened partisanship in Springfield and across the nation, we have demonstrated that breaking down barriers to the ballot box can be achieved and supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

AVR still has a good chance to pass in other states. In Rhode Island, an AVR bill passed the House unanimously and a positive vote in the Senate is expected shortly. Governor Gina Raimondo has said she will sign it if it comes to her desk. In Massachusetts, where the legislative session goes on all year, an AVR bill with 102 legislative sponsors has been heard in committee (23 speakers in favor and none against), and could be before the full legislature in the fall.

In some other states, AVR made headway but was eventually blocked. These include Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada. In Nevada’s case, the bill passed both houses, but was vetoed by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. A ballot initiative on AVR now goes to the voters, who will have the chance to approve it in the November 2018 general election.

In addition to automatic voter registration, other real gains were made. Utah expanded opportunities for early voting and absentee voting. New Jersey improved its processes for military voters and Indiana improved its registration process at the motor vehicle department.

Another issue where progress was made, though halting and slow, is restoration of the right to vote for citizens with felony convictions. Forty-nine bills were introduced in 16 states to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people who have served their sentences. A real victory occurred in Wyoming, which enacted a bill providing that people who completed their sentence after January 1, 2010, do not need to submit an application for restoration of voting rights and will automatically be issued a certificate of restoration.

In Florida, where 1.7 million citizens can’t vote due to the state’s lifetime ban on voting by people with felony convictions (1.5 million have fully completed their sentences), the broad and bipartisan Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has made major strides. The Florida Supreme Court has approved language for a proposed ballot initiative to restore voting rights to ex-felons; now the job is collecting 700,000 signatures on the petition in order to be on the ballot in November 2018.

In Minnesota, the Restore the Vote Coalition got a bill to more effectively restore voting rights through one house of the legislature. And in Nebraska, the state’s conservative unicameral legislature passed a bill to restore voting rights to citizens upon release from incarceration by a 27-13 margin, but the bill was vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. (Nebraska voting-rights advocates also derailed a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID.)

Now for the Bad News

To be clear, and clear-eyed, the move to make voting more difficult and restricted continues, and several states enacted laws designed to limit the vote in one way or another. The forces bent on restricting the vote have won significant victories over the last several years, though many of the laws have been successfully challenged in court. In fact, of the worst voter-restriction bills that passed this year, a majority were actually efforts to re-pass laws struck down in court, altered in order to make them more judicially acceptable.

·      Iowa enacted a law, championed by Secretary of State Paul Pate, which includes restrictions on voter-registration drives; hindrances to Election Day, early, and absentee voting; strict voter-ID requirements; and—most troublesome—the right to purge voter rolls of “non-citizen” names without any clarity on who and how such decisions to purge are made. This could lead to significant numbers of eligible voters being disenfranchised.

·      New Hampshire passed a bill restricting registration for students and low-income voters by requiring proof of residency for those who register 30 days before the election, with investigation and criminal penalties for failure to comply. (A component to eliminate same-day registration was dropped from the bill.)

·      In Arkansas, a voter-ID law, modified after courts struck down an earlier, similar law, was passed and signed. The law reinstates the requirement that a voter must provide one of a narrow choice of IDs at the polls. In addition, the legislature put a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID on the 2018 ballot.

·      In North Dakota, the only state that doesn’t require voter registration at all, the governor signed strict voter-ID requirements into law. The bill was softened somewhat, particularly in regard to the Native American community, to avoid the fate of the 2016 version of the law, which was struck down in court.

Why Less Carnage?

No one wants to be naïvely optimistic, or to underestimate how much damage has already been done in states by determined efforts at voter suppression. Racially charged and politically motivated efforts continue at every level to find ways to discourage people from registering and voting. In the wake of Shelby, these efforts have multiplied and will continue to do so.

But, overall, the results in the 2017 legislative sessions were not nearly as bad as seemed likely last November. There was not a deluge of major voter-suppression legislation. Some bad bills were passed, a number were weakened as they made their way through the legislative process, and a significant number were sidetracked along the way. Two main reasons for this seem clear.

First, the courts, both state and federal, have played a significant role in preventing extreme assaults on voting. Prodded by strong litigation efforts from voting-rights organizations, in state after state, courts have found voter-suppression efforts unconstitutional, blocking their implementation. In addition to the direct effects of the cases, their cumulative impact has been to caution and restrain advocates of restrictive legislation from overreaching.

Second, it is deeply encouraging to see the growing power, sophistication, and rapid response capabilities of the movement for an inclusive democracy. In state after state, coalitions were activated, or created, to fight back against the efforts to stifle, shrink, and bleach the vote. 

And the advocates didn’t just play defense. Despite the potentially unfavorable partisan makeup in so many states, the affirmative action for expanding the right and ability to vote continues to make headway—winning in some states, gathering momentum for future victories in others. 

And there is one other cause for optimism worth noting. I recently attended a conference of 200 legislators and election officials from around the country, co-convened by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Democracy Fund. The focus of the event was election technology and administration. There was strong and bipartisan support for improving election machinery, combating the challenges of cybersecurity, and fighting for adequate funding to run elections in the best way possible. This is one of the reasons that online registration and automatic voter registration are making real progress; they are technical improvements as well as access expansions. The election officials take their responsibilities seriously, and if legislators, state and national, would take their cues, bipartisan progress just might become more possible.

Thanks to Cecily Hines for research and perspective for this column.


          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: Millions thrown into ESOL   

Children learning English as a second language will benefit from an additional $9.4 million boost in Government funding over the next two years. Education Minister Nikki Kaye said the Government had allocated additional funding in English for speakers...
          Trump's Appointment to Gender Equality Office Has Hateful Anti-Trans Record    
PoliticsTransgenderFeminismWomenDonald Trump Tracy E. Gilchrist

Adding to his record of appointing people to posts they are fundamentally unqualified to hold, Donald Trump has named an anti-trans activist as a senior adviser to the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Bethany Kozma, who held positions in the White House and Homeland Security under George W. Bush, vehemently opposed guidelines issued by President Obama's administration that advised schools to let trans students use their preferred names and pronouns and use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Buzzfeed reports. And to Google the woman who will advise on gender equality in the office that is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to uncover a treasure trove of hateful, woefully misguided anti-trans propaganda. 

“A boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same shower, bathroom, or locker room with my daughter under the president’s transgender policies,” Kozma wrote in a 2016 piece about the Obama administration guidelines. “When I learned that predators could abuse these new policies to hurt children in school lockers, shelters, pool showers, or other vulnerable public places like remote bathrooms in national parks, I realized I had to do something.” 

In a disgusting attempt to equate trans women with sexual predators, Kozma’s story included a video of women sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted by cisgender men in spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms. 

While naming Kozma, who clearly doesn’t believe that trans women are equal to cisgender women, as an adviser at the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a slap in the face to all women, her position in the office is further complicated by the fact that USAID has a long history of supporting programs that advance LGBT equality around the world, including a program that leverages financial contributions to support “LGBTI human rights and development in 14 countries around the world,” HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, and an initiative to empower Asia’s LGBT people, according to its website.

A spokesperson for USAID said Kozma’s appointment does not mean there has been a change in policy in terms of its commitment to LGBT rights, according to Buzzfeed. 

"USAID is committed to promoting a work environment that is free from sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination, in accordance with existing federal law," the spokesperson said. 

But Kozma's anti-trans crusade did not end with her campaign to oppose Obama’s protections for trans students in 2016. Earlier this year she wrote a piece for The Daily Signal (part of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation) in which she patted herself on the back for being a part of the movement that she believes helped influence the Trump administration to rescind those protections.  

“Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness — that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear,” Kozma wrote this February. 

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          The House (15)   
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.
          Micro Machines World Series review   

A couple of years ago, Codemasters attempted to revive the top down racing genre with Toybox Turbos. It was essentially Micro Machines, but without the license to call it Micro Machines and although the gameplay was basic, it managed to capture the essence of what made the original games so special.

The success of that release must have paid off because Micro Machines: World Series sees Codemasters reclaiming that famous name, although with it comes a lot of extra baggage, including some rather odd in-game design choices that fundamentally change the spirit of the series.

While Turbos was a charming nostalgia trip, World Series often feels calculated and almost soulless. Whatever deals were made with Hasbro for the Micro Machines name seem to have come at a price and Nerf branding is slapped liberally over the scenery and the UI. Familiar weapons from Toybox, the Tommy Gun, the Hammer and the Mines are rebranded as Nerf products, while countless Nerf guns litter the tracks and arenas. It all feels a bit like you're playing an advert rather than a game.

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          DIB Funding, Inc. takes first step in building the digital economy around DIBCOIN by launching its Affiliate Program through DIBNation.com   
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DIB Funding, Inc. started DIB Nation to build a digital economy centered around DIBCOIN. The new custom website at DIBNation.com will be the hub of the DIB economy. The backbone of DIB Nation is our DIB Affiliate program.
          Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter   
NEW YORK (AP) -- The good times keep rolling for fund investors....
          Correction healthy but avoid chasing momentum; Nifty may even see 9400-9200: Experts   
Harsha Upadhyaya Would avoid chasing momentum but build a portfolio that has reasonable valuations, said Harsha Upadhyaya, CIO Equity, Kotak Mutual Fund.
          Lombalgia: entenda os mecanismos que a causam e como o tratamento conservador pode ajudar.   
Atualmente a lombalgia, popularmente conhecida como dor lombar, afeta mais da metade das pessoas de forma constante. E até 85% da população terá essa dor em algum momento da vida.

Embora existam fatores psicológicos e sociais por trás de tal problema, o estresse mecânico sempre tem um papel importante no desenvolvimento do mesmo, e a fisioterapia é de extrema importância na atuação desse fator.

Mais da metade das lombalgias são idiopáticas, ou seja, sem causa definida. Mas dentro dos fatores que podem causá-la, podemos citar as hérnias de disco entre as principais causas, sendo a maior incidência na coluna cervical e lombar.

A hérnia ocorre quando as fibras do disco intervertebral, que contém o núcleo pulposo (substância que os forma), se rompem. A função dos discos é  absorver impactos do dia-a-dia, e podemos compará-los a uma bolsa de gelatina entre cada vértebra.

                      

    Disco Intervertebral                                             Hérnia de disco
  
Independente de fatores externos, os discos começam a degenerar-se a partir dos 20 anos de idade. Mas fatores como o peso corporal, tensão nos ligamentos e músculos, pressão intra abdominal (conseguida também através de fortalecimento) e cargas externas contribuem para a preservação discal.


As sobrecargas na coluna fazem os discos perderem água (90% da sua composição) como um mecanismo de auto proteção. Ao aliviar a carga, a água é reabsorvida. Porém a sobrecarga contínua e o envelhecimento tornam esse mecanismo cada vez mais ineficaz, e os discos passam a diminuir sua capacidade de reabsorção de água (ficando desidratados e suscetíveis a lesões) e consequentemente de absorção de impactos.

Ao contrário do que se imagina, ficar sentado gera mais carga de compressão sobre a coluna do que manter-se em pé, sendo que manter a postura desleixada, mesmo que agradável, é um agravante para tal.

A nutrição dos discos é feita através de mudanças posturais. Por isso, manter-se fixo, independente do conforto, por longos períodos, é prejudicial.

Além da postura inadequada, movimentos súbitos ou excessivos, e o uso de apenas uma mão constantemente para carregar pesos predispõe a lesões na coluna. Um único e simples movimento com uma carga elevada pode ser o suficiente para que a lesão ocorra; ou ainda diversos movimentos com cargas pequenas.

Dentre os movimentos mais agressivos para os discos encontram-se os de rotação da coluna. Não que não devam ser feitos, mas durante exercícios é preciso a orientação de um bom profissional e no dia-a-dia devem ser realizados da forma menos brusca possível e nunca carregando-se cargas elevadas.

Aliás, a velocidade é praticamente decisiva na incidência da lesão discal. Quanto mais lento um movimento, menor a carga compressiva sobre a coluna.
 
E vibrações também são prejudiciais aos discos. Comuns em cadeiras de massagem, provocam uma piora considerável em quem se arrisca a resolver o problema sem orientação profissional.
 
Sendo assim, após explicações básicas sobre o mal que acomete uma boa parte da população, torna-se necessário explicar qual é o papel da fisioterapia dentro da lombalgia.

Pode-se dizer que a base para uma coluna sem dor é a estabilidade e a flexibilidade. Mas infelizmente o que parece simples não pode ser realizado de qualquer forma, porque o que é benéfico para uma pessoa sem dor pode piorar e muito um quadro onde já existe um problema.

O princípio do tratamento é o ganho de estabilidade para a coluna, que ocorre através da ativação de músculos específicos que irão aumentar a pressão intra abdominal (lembrando que essa pressão em excesso também provoca dor).

Vale explicar que esses músculos devem ser ativados o tempo todo, e para que isso ocorra faz-se necessário um foco em resistência (que fará com que mantenham-se contraídos por muito tempo sem fadigar) e não força, o que explica o índice de dor e lesões em atletas e praticantes de exercícios como musculação.

O famoso abdominal é importantíssimo para o ganho desse aumento de pressão. Entretanto, os convencionais, onde se realiza uma flexão total de tronco, independente das pernas estarem dobradas ou esticadas, geram uma carga de 3.000 Newton na coluna, o equivalente a 305,91 Kg (imagem 1). Em contrapartida, esses mesmos exercícios com o tronco fletido parcialmente diminuem a carga compressiva gerada (imagem 2).

                 


Já a flexibilidade, ao contrário do que se pensa, não é sinônimo de alongamento. Ser flexível é conseguir mover todas as partes do seu corpo no limite máximo (o que não se consegue de um dia para o outro). O alongamento é um exercício para ganho de flexibilidade, porém implica em sustentar a posição por no mínimo trinta segundos. Mas quando o tecido neural (o tecido que recobre o nervo) ou o próprio nervo estão acometidos, fato comum nas hérnias discais, o alongamento agrava o quadro uma vez que estira o tecido e diminui o suprimento de sangue para uma região muito sensível e já danificada. Portanto, é preciso outro recurso, como a mobilização neural, para o retorno da flexibilidade sem danos adicionais.

Além das técnicas e recursos convencionais que a fisioterapia tem a disposição para o tratamento da dor lombar, seja ela idiopática ou secundária as hérnias por exemplo, pode-se citar o método Pilates, tão divulgado atualmente, como um excelente coadjuvante, desde que adaptado para cada necessidade e aplicado por um fisioterapeuta nos casos em que o objetivo é a reabilitação. Esse método trabalha com foco na ativação da musculatura profunda que estabiliza a lombar, movimentos suaves, e uma gama de abdominais com flexão parcial de tronco. Todavia, possui alguns exercícios agressivos e prejudiciais quando a instabilidade da coluna ainda é grande; além do foco em alongamentos que podem ser contra indicados.

Sendo assim, é de fundamental importância uma avaliação fisioterapêutica minuciosa para traçar-se o plano de reabilitação, além da adaptação de métodos parcialmente benéficos como o Pilates e a adição de outros recursos que se fazem necessários. Portanto, cuide da sua saúde buscando um tratamento individual e personalizado que fará toda a diferença no futuro.

Referência Bibliográfica:
Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica da coluna vertebral; 277 - 317. In: Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica Básica. Editora Manole. 2009: 5ª edição.

Referência para a conversão de Newton em Quilograma:
http://www.convertworld.com/pt/massa/Kilonewton.html

Imagens: Internet.

          Pilates e Abdominais: quando exercícios fundamentais podem se tornar tão perigosos?   
A base para qualquer tratamento de dor lombar (lombalgia) é o fortalecimento abdominal. 
Mas então por que esses exercícios, fundamentais nesse tipo de tratamento, podem ser também os causadores de dor ou até mesmo ocasionarem um problema maior como hérnia discal?
A resposta está na execução. Mas vamos por partes.

A maioria das lombalgias ocorrem por tensão da musculatura profunda da coluna, tão sobrecarregada no dia-a-dia, principalmente quando passamos horas em posturas inadequadas.
Somando-se a essa rigidez muscular por tensão a falta de força e flexibilidade, tão comuns nas pessoas sedentárias, temos a receita ideal para um problema incapacitante que acomete uma grande parte da população. 

       
Músculos que sustentam a lombar.

Os músculos fracos e rígidos não promovem sustentação, estabilidade nem mobilidade para a coluna. E são esses fatores, acrescentados na maior parte das vezes pela má postura, responsáveis pelos quadros de dor idiopática, protusão e hérnia discal.

Mas onde entram os abdominais?

Alguns desses músculos estabilizam a coluna. Eles funcionam como uma cinta, fornecendo pressão para que haja mobilidade sobre estabilidade.

Porém, o famoso reto abdominal, tão exercitado indiscriminadamente, não é o responsável por esse processo. E muitas vezes os músculos do quadril auxiliam o movimento, diminuindo a eficácia do fortalecimento e aumentando a sobrecarga lombar (nas imagens abaixo, exemplo de abdominais que exigem força de outros músculos não relacionados).

Para obter a estabilidade que nos protege da dor e lesões, é preciso ativar o músculo transverso do abdome (imagem abaixo), que faz parte do CORE ou Cinturão de Força, usado durante a realização do Pilates.


E no fortalecimento abdominal, pensar nos oblíquos, que aumentam a pressão intra abdominal, assim como o transverso, estabilizando a lombar.
Exemplo de fortalecimento de oblíquos comumente utilizado no Pilates.

Mas então não se deve fortalecer o reto abdominal?

Claro que sim! Para se ter uma vida saudável é preciso equilíbrio. E fortalecer apenas alguns músculos, enquanto os outros permanecem fracos, não faz parte de uma condição equilibrada.

Mas a execução correta é fundamental para não haver predisposição a lesões. E isso durante qualquer exercício.

Esse é o motivo de após tantos estudos os adeptos do Pilates "moderno" solicitarem a pelve neutra durante a prática. Esse posicionamento, além de estabilizar a lombar, mantém os discos em uma posição sem pressão, não permitindo uma carga excessiva desnecessária na região.

Na imagem acima, pelve anteriorizada, neutra e posteriorizada, respectivamente.

Exemplo de pelve neutra mantendo a postura adequada enquanto sentado.

Durante o exercício, pelve anteriorizada, posteriorizada e na posição correta, neutra, respectivamente.

Na imagem acima, visualização de como a anteriorização da pelve aumenta a curvatura da lombar e comprime os discos posteriormente.

E para finalizar, visualização de como uma alteração na posição da pelve afeta a musculatura, que por sua vez afeta articulações.

Sendo assim, pode-se notar que a importância dos abdominais durante o Pilates é proporcional ao posicionamento adequado da pelve. Porque uma pelve desalinhada provoca sobrecargas que tornam os exercícios, principalmente os abdominais, extremamente prejudiciais.

Apenas uma aplicação fundamentada na biomecânica do corpo proporciona uma execução correta e eficaz.

Imagens: internet.

          Hábito X Vício: entenda as diferenças e cuide melhor da sua saúde!   
Saber se um comportamento é hábito ou vício pode ser o diferencial para um tratamento eficaz. Entenda a seguir cada um deles.


O hábito ocorre quando um comportamento aprendido é repetido frequentemente, de forma consciente ou inconsciente. Hábitos podem ser bons ou ruins, como o hábito da leitura ou o hábito de roer as unhas, respectivamente.


Já o vício é uma tendência habitual para o "mal", o "ruim"; e a real necessidade faz com que o indivíduo o repita constantemente.

Mas qual a relação disso com o trabalho do fisioterapeuta?

Em poucas palavras, o hábito é muito mais fácil de ser "corrigido" quando se faz necessário. Tanto do ponto de vista orientativo quanto através da medicina chinesa - acupuntura, auriculoterapia.
Já o vício demanda um esforço e tempo maior.

Quando a pessoa senta em uma posição prejudicial para a coluna, músculos e articulações pelo simples fato de estar habituada a isso (Imagem 1) a correção é mais fácil do que para aquela que adota essa postura por um vício, uma real necessidade (Imagem 2), porque sente dores ao corrigir a postura por exemplo (dores ao adotar uma boa postura indicam fraqueza, encurtamento muscular, diminuição da flexibilidade), ou porque possui deformidades já instaladas, hereditárias (sem relação com hábito e vício) ou adquiridas (podem ter relações com hábitos inadequados por tempo prolongado).

(Imagem 1)

(Imagem 2)

Pensando em algo mais cotidiano, podemos falar sobre o fumo. 
Aquele que faz uso do cigarro por hábito acaba fumando em momentos em que a vontade nem se faz presente; já o que possui o vício sente necessidade de fumar, com crises de abstinência que geram sintomas como irritabilidade, ansiedade, tremores, sudorese, alterações no sono e hábitos intestinais. 
Para o viciado, fatores como estar em locais inapropriados ou doença não o impedem de arrumar um jeito para saciar sua vontade.

E qual a importância dessas diferenças no tratamento?

Sempre há um grande probabilidade de um hábito se tornar um vício quando repetido constantemente por um longo período de tempo. E uma vez que o primeiro é mais fácil e rápido de tratar, o ideal é que ao notar-se a presença de hábitos "ruins", que não são saudáveis, um tratamento seja procurado de imediato.

Vale lembrar também que o vício nos consome, tira nosso controle e nos domina. Por isso, nenhum tipo de vício é bom, porque o equilíbrio se faz necessário em todos os aspectos da vida. Ser viciado em um legume como vagem, por exemplo, ainda assim é ruim, porque o excesso sempre faz mal.

Portanto, procurar um tratamento ao notar hábitos prejudiciais ou vícios é fundamental para garantir uma vida mais saudável e com qualidade. Para aqueles que acometem a estrutura do corpo, como a postura, a fisioterapia e o método pilates apresentam grandes resultados. Já para aqueles mais ligados a fatores emocionais, como dependência química (lícita ou ilícita), a acupuntura e os demais métodos que compõe a abordagem através da medicina chinesa proporcionam um tratamento eficaz.

Não deixe a sua saúde em segundo plano! Os benefícios ao adotar-se bons hábitos são inúmeros e sentidos em pouquíssimo tempo.

Imagens: Internet.

          Hábitos de vida e a Tradição Chinesa   

Que o estresse tem consumido nosso tempo e prejudicado nossos hábitos de vida, isso muitos sabem, mas quantos já se perguntaram o quanto isso afeta a nossa saúde a longo prazo?

Segundo a Medicina Chinesa, possuímos uma Essência que é doada pelos nossos pais, conhecida também por Energia Ancestral, ou Jing Pré Celestial.

Mas para o funcionamento adequado do nosso organismo, precisamos da interação desta com a Essência Adquirida, ou Jing Pós Celestial, obtida através da nossa alimentação e respiração. 
Uma boa alimentação e um bom condicionamento cardiorrespiratório (adquirido através de exercícios), que proporciona uma distribuição de oxigênio pelo corpo mais eficaz, garantem um bom Jing adquirido.

Essa Essência pode ser comparada a uma vela: a hereditariedade responsabiliza-se pelo diâmetro, enquanto nossos hábitos pela queima. E como toda vela, aquilo que se perde não se recupera.

Má alimentação, noites mal dormidas, sentimentos que nos consomem, vícios, excesso de trabalho; todos são fatores que aceleram a perda da nossa Essência.

Esse fato é visualizado ao lembrarmos em como ficam as pessoas  em fase terminal de uma doença. Temos a nítida impressão de que a Essência dessa pessoa está se esvaindo. E realmente é isso que acontece; é a vela se apagando.

A Acupuntura pode auxiliar no equilíbrio energético do nosso organismo, fisiologicamente e emocionalmente; porém ter bons hábitos é fundamental para uma boa saúde.

Lembre-se: somos aquilo que comemos, que pensamos, e o que queremos ser! 
Portanto, busque o equilíbrio para uma saúde melhor.

          Blog de cara nova!   
Olá queridos leitores!

Já faz um tempo que queria modificar o visual do meu blog e depois de muitas tentativas consegui deixá-lo da maneira que queria. Mas desde o último post, no mês passado, não escrevi novas matérias. Estou escrevendo hoje justamente para esclarecer o motivo do meu "sumiço".

Sempre gostei de lutas mas desde a faculdade deixei as tarefas do meu dia-a-dia profissional dominarem meu tempo. Porém, para cuidar de outras pessoas precisamos cuidar de nós mesmos, e foi assim que decidi arrumar um tempo para mim.

Quando comecei a trabalhar com o Pilates passei a praticar o método, e os benefícios começaram a aparecer. Diante de mais resistência muscular e consciência corporal voltei a lutar, intercalando o treino de luta com o Pilates e um trabalho de força muscular.

Mas tenho uma predisposição genética, que não é modificável com exercícios, a lesão ligamentar. A algum tempo atrás, ao subir num banco para alcançar um objeto escorreguei e minha primeira reação foi me segurar onde pude, mas meu ombro (esquerdo) não estava preparado para segurar todo o peso do meu corpo de forma tão abrupta. Isso foi suficiente para lesionar minha articulação. Passados alguns meses já não sentia mais dor e conseguia praticar exercícios na mesma intensidade que antes. O resultado foi uma luxação de Hill Sachs no ombro esquerdo durante a luta.


                                     

RX de ombro sem luxação


RX de ombro com luxação

Para quem não sabe, luxação significa a perda de intimidade entre o osso e a articulação. A fratura de Hill Sachs é um afundamento da cabeça do úmero e lesão da cápsula articular (que mantém os ossos unidos), lesando junto alguns ligamentos. Sendo assim, perdi a estabilidade da minha articulação glenoumeral (ombro) e infelizmente meu caso é cirúrgico. Minha idade, profissão e a extensão da lesão corroboraram para que eu decidisse pela operação.

          
      (1) Fratura de Hill Sachs                   (2) Cápsula articular
    
É engraçado como tantas pessoas entendem como surreal uma fisioterapeuta se machucar como aconteceu comigo mas o fato é que meu corpo tem a mesma constituição de qualquer outro ser humano. Sou tão disposta a me acidentar e adoecer quanto um marceneiro, uma dona de casa, um gerente de banco, um jogador de futebol (de final de semana) ou um colega de luta. Ainda mais quando fatores genéticos ou externos (acidentes) determinam o problema.

Diante desses fatos, minha vida está uma loucura porque tenho ido a diversos médicos, próxima semana tenho cardiologista, alergista e exames ... tudo isso para fazer a cirurgia em janeiro. Sem contar as sessões de fisioterapia diárias.

Pretendo postar em breve no blog já que todo o tempo livre que tenho tido venho dedicando aos estudos.

Esse post foi mais um desabafo, uma forma de justificar minha ausência.

Um grande abraço a todos e até breve!

          Por que usar a bola no Pilates?   


O Pilates com a bola tem sido divulgado tão amplamente que poucos sabem que o criador do método, Joseph Pilates (1880 - 1967), não usava esse acessório nas suas aulas. O uso da bola passou a ser difundido na reabilitação por terapeutas da América do Norte que viram seu uso em 1960 na Suíça (daí o nome "bola suíça). Nessa época, as bolas eram vendidas apenas para fisioterapeutas, hospitais e clínicas. Sua aplicação em treinamento de elite e fitness em geral, incluindo o Pilates, são extremamente recentes embora muito bem divulgadas. 

Mas se o uso da bola não consta na criação do método, quais são os benefícios de adaptá-lo para o seu uso?

Por ser uma superfície instável requer equilíbrio corporal, o que faz com que músculos profundos entrem em ação para manter a postura. Essa musculatura profunda ativada é fundamental para a prevenção de dores e lesões.

Exercícios na bola também exigem mais concentração e percepção dos movimentos, melhorando o controle e ativação muscular, coordenação e consciência corporal. Isso é importante para que evitemos tensionar músculos desnecessários durante determinados movimentos, como a elevação do ombro ao digitar no computador (imagem 1), que tensiona o músculo trapézio (imagem 2).


  
Imagem 1
      
Imagem 2


Outro fator a ser levado em consideração são as questões emocionais impostas no uso da bola. Por ser algo que remete a nossa infância, velhas feridas podem ser trazidas a tona, sejam elas traumáticas ou apenas saudosas. E é por isso que algumas pessoas sentem-se tão desconfortáveis diante da bola. Entender essa ligação é fundamental para que o profissional identifique esses incômodos e realize um processo de adaptação.

Além disso, como os níveis de controle e concentração são elevados, não conseguir realizar determinados exercícios pode levar a um nível de frustração muito ruim. Por isso é importante propor movimentos mais simples sobre a bola para posteriormente avançar no nível e/ou intensidade.

Diante de todos esses benefícios, considero importante a adaptação do método Pilates para a bola, sendo de extrema valia utilizá-la em todas as aulas mesmo que por um tempo curto. Seu uso não deve ser subestimado diante da aparelhagem desenvolvida pelo criador do método. Mas cuidado: exercícios feitos sem orientações podem gerar compensações musculares (uso de músculos inapropriados para conter um movimento) que desencadeiam lesões. Procure sempre um profissional!

Referência: Pilates com a bola, Colleen Craig, 2ª edição (São Paulo: Phorte, 2005).

Imagens: internet.

          Quem pode ministrar aulas de Pilates?   

Hoje falarei de um assunto que tem causado muita polêmica. Pelo menos é o que vejo nas páginas da internet, além da confusão entre clientes interessados em praticar o método. Afinal, quem pode ministrar aulas de Pilates?

Atualmente, a maioria dos cursos nacionais são apenas aos Educadores Físicos e Fisioterapeutas. Mas provavelmente ainda existam cursos para Bailarinos e outros profissionais da saúde. Porém independente disso, desde que o profissional tenha um certificado válido ele pode ser Intrutor de Pilates. Devemos apenas nos atentar com certificados estrangeiros não validados no Brasil, e isso vale para qualquer profissional.

Vale lembrar que a sucessora de Joseph Pilates foi bailarina, escolhida pelo próprio criador do método. Então precisamos aprender a respeitar os diversos profissionais ao invés de nos julgarmos melhores.

De qualquer forma, falarei quanto a fisioterapia, que é minha área de atuação. A maior briga que tenho visto são entre Educadores Físicos e Fisioterapeutas, que deveriam ser aliados e não inimigos. Mesmo porque quando uma pessoa recebe um atendimento interdisciplinar (diferentes profissionais interagindo entre si), ela passa a ter muito mais benefícios à saúde.

Toda a briga tem sido causada porque a Resolução CFEF nº 201, de 18 de março de 2010, diz que as evidências históricas e metodológicas definem Pilates como método e modalidade de ginástica, e usado da maneira original ou como modalidade de ginástica, atende aos propósitos da promoção, prevenção, proteção e recuperação da saúde, enquadrando-se portanto no controle ético profissional regulamentado da Educação Física. Sendo assim, essa resolução define o Pilates como método privativo do Professor de Educação Física. 

Porém a Resolução CREFITO nº 28, de 29 de janeiro de 2009, define que o uso do método Pilates como técnica de cinesioterapia (terapia através do movimento) requer conhecimentos que fazem parte das diretrizes curriculares dos cursos de Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional. Sendo assim, a utilização clínica do método se enquadra no âmbito do controle ético e profissional dessas profissões. Portanto, a utilização do Pilates como tratamento cinesioterapêutico funcional, mesmo que preventivo, cabe as Fisioterapeutas e Terapeutas Ocupacionais.

Antes que alguém comente que a Resolução do CREFITO é mais antiga, devo deixar claro que a data de uma Resolução não a torna inválida.

Li também alguns comentário de profissionais dizendo que para fazer Pilates com Fisioterapeuta é preciso pedido médico, e outros dizendo que nós não podemos atuar na prevenção. Ressalto que como vocês podem ler na matéria que postei neste blog denominada "Fisioterapia", nossa profissão é independente e o paciente não precisa de pedido médico para nos procurar (embora por burocracias isso aconteça nos planos de saúde, no atendimento particular não é necessário), lembrando que o mesmo têm uma diferença imensa com diagnóstico médico, fundamental para focar o tratamento e/ou excluir doenças e lesões. Ainda nessa matéria fica explícito nossas funções regulamentadas por Lei, e dentro delas a prevenção faz  parte tanto quanto a reabilitação.

E para finalizar esclareço que cabe a cada um, dentro da sua profissão, aplicar com competência métodos ou técnicas, com conhecimentos específicos, para atingir os objetivos do cliente.

Educador Físico e Fisioterapeuta atuam com prevenção, Educador Físico com condicionamento físico, e Fisioterapeuta com reabilitação. Cabe ao cliente procurar um profissional que possui competência para focar em seus objetivos, e principalmente cabe ao profissional indicar outro quando o objetivo do cliente não abrange a sua atuação. Infelizmente nem sempre isso acontece, mas atuar com responsabilidade traz muito mais satisfação, seja profissional, pessoal ou financeira, do que atuar com egoísmo fazendo aquilo que não lhe competi.

Fonte: http://www.tributosdodf.com.br/index.php/content/view/10406.html

Fonte: http://semesp.org.br/portal/pdfs/juridico2009/resolucoes/04.03.09/28_29.01.09.pdf

Imagem: Internet.
          Postura no dia-a-dia   
Adotar posturas básicas nas atividades diárias e profissionais faz total diferença na prevenção de disfunções na coluna ou manutenção de um quadro sem dor após tratamento. Isso sem contar os benefícios para outras articulações, muitas vezes acometidas por osteoartrite (conhecida como artrose), tendinite, bursite.



Na imagem acima, bursa inflamada - bursite - na primeira foto. Na segunda, bursa normal.

Inflamação no tendão do calcâneo – tendinite

A postura correta nada mais é do que manter o corpo alinhado para obter mais eficácia nas aquisições fisiológicas e biomecânicas, minimizando estresses e sobrecargas impostas ao nosso corpo. Para simplificar, imagine o ato de respirar como uma aquisição fisiológica, em que preciso da expansão da caixa torácica (costelas) de forma adequada. Uma postura ruim interfere nesse processo, diminuindo essa expansão por exemplo.
Note como as costelas precisam se mover para inspirarmos e expirarmos. Esse movimento é denominado expansibilidade torácica.
Essa imagem mostra uma escoliose, que é a rotação junto com a inclinação das vértebras. Isso acontece devido a diversas causas (como distrofias neuromusculares), mas pode ser ocasionado pela má postura durante a fase de crescimento, e é irreversível. Porém a fisioterapia pode atenuar essa curvatura e aliviar as dores através de exercícios específicos. 
Nessa imagem, a coluna está inclinada a esquerda, comprimindo órgãos e músculos e diminuindo a capacidade das costelas se expandirem durante a inspiração.


Do ponto de vista biomecânico (mecânica do corpo), podemos citar como exemplo o quanto uma postura inadequada prejudica as articulações, interferindo nos movimentos e levando até mesmo a lesões.

Note a diferença entre as posturas inadequadas, que levam a alterações no nosso corpo, e a postura correta (última foto).
As setas em vermelho simbolizam para onde estamos forçando as articulações do nosso corpo.

Para adotar as seguintes posturas diariamente, é necessário constante foco e atenção até a adaptação do corpo. Com o tempo você irá perceber que não precisa mais se auto corrigir com tanta freqüência. E lembre-se: você não precisa de esforços físicos para manter o corpo em uma posição correta. Não é normal sentir dor para manter-se em um bom posicionamento.


Agora, vamos à prática:
  • A ESCOLHA DO COLCHÃO
  • A ESCOLHA DO TRAVESSEIRO

  • POSTURA PARA DORMIR

            
Para quem dorme de barriga para cima, usar travesseiros embaixo dos joelhos. Ao dormir de lado, use um travesseiro entre as pernas dobradas. Não durma de lado com as pernas estendidas. Dormir de bruços é muito ruim. Mas para quem não consegue uma opção é não usar travesseiro na cabeça e sim embaixo da barriga – isso diminui a nossa curvatura lombar que fica prejudicialmente aumentada nessa posição.
  • POSTURA PARA DEITAR E LEVANTAR DA CAMA
  

Para deitar-se e levantar-se da cama, vire sempre de lado, apóie os braços e enquanto coloca as pernas para fora vá subindo o tronco até ficar sentado. E nunca levante de maneira brusca.
  • POSTURA PARA VESTIR-SE E CALÇAR-SE
  • POSTURA AO SENTAR


            
Você pode fazer um rolinho de toalha, ou usar uma almofada no formato de rolo, para apoiar a região lombar. Cuidado para não deixar a sua coluna em uma posição muito para frente.
  • POSTURA PARA ALGUNS PROFISSIONAIS

  • POSTURA DIANTE DO COMPUTADOR


     
Nessas imagens, uma complementa a outra quanto à postura adequada na frente do computador.
Lembre-se que podemos improvisar o descanso para os pés com uma caixa de sapatos. Mas cuidado para não deixar suas pernas em uma posição inadequada, já que pés muito acima do chão elevam os joelhos também.

Durante a leitura, também devemos manter essa postura. O livro, jornal ou revista devem ser segurados na altura dos olhos. Quando formos ler um livro muito pesado, ou escrever, devemos mantê-los semi verticalizados. Uma dica é adaptar um apoio para livros com uma prancheta de madeira: retire a parte que prende o papel, e com a prancheta na horizontal cole com cola de madeira uma ripa na parte de trás, como se fosse um porta retrato. Mas não deize a prancheta muito elevada. Deve ficar algo em torno de 10 cm da prancheta à mesa, dependendo da sua altura. Ajuste para uma posição que durante a leitura ou escrita a sua cabeça não precise ficar flexionada, para frente. Com uma ripa firme, ou mais de uma (grussura de aproximadamente 6 cm), essa adaptação aguenta livros grandes e pesados.
  • POSTURA AO TELEFONE


Segure o telefone corretamente, e evite apoiá-lo nos ombros.
  • POSTURA AO APANHAR E CARREGAR OBJETOS


Ao pegarmos um objeto acima do nível dos olhos, devemos subir em um banco ESTÁVEL ou uma escada. Sendo assim, evite colocar objetos de uso diário em armários altos.



Lembre-se de carregar o peso junto ao corpo.
Bolsas devem ser trocadas de lado constantemente. Mochilas sempre carregadas da maneira correta.
  • POSTURA NO DIA-A-DIA EM PÉ


Sempre que formos fazer uma atividade por muito tempo em pé, devemos deixar uma perna na frente da outra, já que isso aumenta a nossa base de apoio e diminui o impacto sobre a coluna. Quando possível (isso dependerá da atividade), apoiar o membro que está na frente sobre um algo da altura de uma caixa de sapato. Manter a postura ereta é fundamental. Ao varrer a casa, por exemplo, devemos dobrar os joelhos e não a coluna.
  • POSTURA AO ANDAR
  • POSTURA AO SUBIR E DESCER ESCADAS
  • POSTURA NO ÔNIBUS, METRÔ OU TREM
  • POSTURA NO BALCÃO

LEMBRE-SE: embora essas posturas sejam fundamentais para evitarmos algias (dores) e maiores complicações articulares, é preciso a prática de exercícios específicos com o acompanhamento de um profissional qualificado. Porque para mantermos essas posturas precisamos de força, flexibilidade e da constante ativação de músculos específicos da região abdominal. Portanto, corrija-se agora mesmo quanto a postura e procure um profissional que realizará uma avaliação postural e um programa de tratamento qualificado.

CURIOSIDADE: a carga sobre a coluna é muito maior na posição sentada do que em pé. Temos a impressão de aliviar nossas dores ao sentar porque a falta de força em músculos das pernas e da coluna faz com cansemos na posição em pé. Ao sentarmos aliviamos essa fadiga (cansaço) porque descansamos as pernas e encostamos a coluna. Mas como a carga que incide principalmente na região lombar é maior, precisamos de atenção redobrada na postura ao sentar.

A explicação para essa carga maior é que a ação da gravidade fica comprimindo a coluna contra a cadeira, e o apoio dos glúteos (bumbum) não é tão grande para suportar essa carga. Isso nos faz mudar de posição constantemente, muitas vezes para posturas largadas que ao nosso ver estão "relaxando" o corpo.

Já em pé a carga sobre a lombar diminui porque a gravidade comprime todo o corpo (e não só a cabeça e coluna) no chão. Ao deixar os pés juntos essa carga aumenta porque o apoio é menor. Ao manter um pé na frente do outro, e/ou sobre uma caixa, eu aumento mais ainda a base de apoio e consequentemente diminuo a carga sobre a coluna.


Imagens: internet.

          Pilates e a Postura   

Muitos já ouviram falar quanto o Pilates contribui para uma melhora na postura. Mas poucos entendem como realmente ocorre esse mecanismo.
Antes de mais nada é importante frisar que uma postura incorreta não trás conseqüências apenas  à estética, mas também prejudica a respiração e provoca um excesso de tensão em músculos e ligamentos predispondo o indivíduo a lesões.
Infelizmente esse risco acaba sendo maior na região lombar uma vez que a sobrecarga nessa região é muito grande e ainda maior quando adota-se uma postura inadequada. Lesões nessa região diminuem drasticamente a funcionalidade do indivíduo, podendo levar ao sedentarismo que se mantido apenas piora o quadro da doença.
Os exercícios do Pilates são realizados visando flexibilidade e resistência muscular mas sempre associados a uma postura adequada, com ombros e pelve (região do quadril) alinhados e estrategicamente posicionados assim como ativação constante de músculos essenciais para o bom alinhamento corporal.
Sabe-se hoje que a ativação em conjunto desses músculos, que chamamos de CORE, Power House ou Centro de Força são fundamentais para a prevenção de lesões na coluna, como protrusão discal ou hérnias de disco.
Sendo assim, os exercícios de Pilates são extremamente benéficos na correção postural, o que não apenas previne o risco de lesões como também melhora nossa respiração e diminui o gasto de energia durante as atividades, minimizando ou eliminando as dores e o cansaço.
Foto: Internet

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          Que es la ética empresarial y por qué es importante que tu empresa tenga un código ético   

La ética empresarial, es la manera en el que se llevan a cabo los negocios y las actividades productivas en todos los ámbitos de la organización y está fundamentada en sus valores corporativos.

Aquí puedes encontrar el artículo completo Que es la ética empresarial y por qué es importante que tu empresa tenga un código ético. Publicado en nuestra web Gestion.Org


          Texas Supreme Court Undermines Marriage Equality   
On Friday the Texas Supreme Court discarded a lower court’s ruling that spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized marriage benefits. The court argued that, although Obergefell v. Hodges requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriages, it does not mandate that states “provide the same publicly funded benefits to all married persons.”
          Black Mamas Matter Alliance Briefs on Black Maternal Health   
Despite the fact that global maternal mortality rates have fallen by over a third since 2000, death rates for pregnant women in the United States are on the rise.
          Alfa Romeo cumplió 107 años y lo celebró en grande   
A más de un siglo de su fundación cuando un grupo de emprendedores se hicieron cargo de la filial italiana de la marca francesa Darracq, la firma del biscione se transformó en una referente en diseño y deportividad.
          Regulation Respecting the Real Estate Indemnity Fund and Determination of the Professional Liability Insurance Premium, CQLR c C-73.2, r 5 [Modified on Jun 23, 2017]   
Regulation Respecting the Real Estate Indemnity Fund and Determination of the Professional Liability Insurance Premium was modified or came into force on 2017-06-23
          Comment on Fueled by $100 Million Donation, San Francisco Aims to Reduce Chronically Homeless Population by Half by James L   
I applaud the one caller for expanding the scope of the issue to include some of the federal government's policy changes since the late 70's, mainly the cuts in funding to departments like HUD. In my opinion Forum in the past has failed to give more weight to the greater context of the housing issue. What one also does not hear included in the discussion both today and in the past are the effects of excessive inflows of people into the country and state. High demand for housing drives up prices and excessive labor drives down wages, it's simple supply and demand. I personally support a diverse society in the practice of my life and consider myself liberal. But it seems like there is no room for having a discussion on a major driving force behind the excess demand for housing, population growth. I resent and perhaps others do to that there is no room for nuance on the issue on the left for the desire to have a slower rate of population growth without being painted as insensitive and wish Forum to take the greater context into account effecting the number of the homeless of our fellow citizens.
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          casa para aluguel em Cambui   
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Ótimo imóvel, amplo todo reformado, local estratégico para qualquer comercio, com saída para os fundos. 3 vagas de garagem, 3 banheiros, sendo 1 adaptado para deficientes. avenida norte sul, consulte e marque uma visita !!!
3 banheiros 330 m2 25 R$/m² reformado
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          Kommentar zu Diese 9 berühmten Unternehmer waren schon mal pleite von schosch   
Klappern gehört natürlich zum Geschäft, vor allem bei Dyson. Je nach dem wie man rechnet, hat Dysen wohl 3-4 Prototypen pro Tag gefertigt, das ist irgendwie beeindruckend, aber klingt auch nach: "auch ein blindes Huhn findet mal ein Korn". Der Zyklonfilter war ja schon lange zuvor erfunden worden, vielleicht hätte er besser einen echten Ingenieur die durchaus richtigen Fragen hinter seiner Idee stellen sollen. Das ganze wirkt wie ein beeindruckendes, überaus hartnäckiges Try and Error-Unternehmen, jedoch, all zu viel physikalischen Sachverstand stand nicht unbedingt dahinter. Gleichwohl, das Design der Dyson-Geräte ist durchaus Stilprägend, der Preis eher abschreckend.
          Casa para aluguel - no Capão Raso   
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Excelente localização!!Residência com:2 dormitórios com piso de madeira;Sala;Bwc social;Cozinha;Área de serviço com tanque;Piso em cerâmica;Quintal nos fundos;1 vaga de garagem.
2 dormitórios 1 banheiros 70 m2 15 R$/m² piso de parquet
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:06:27 -0400
          State Farm Exclusive Agent Opportunity - Desjardins - Ontario   
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          casa para aluguel em Cambui   
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3 banheiros 330 m2 19 R$/m² reformado garagem
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          Casa residencial para locação, Cecap, Piracicaba.   
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1 dormitórios 1 banheiros 35 m2 14 R$/m²
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          Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?   
For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford its Social Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health More
          Comment on June Service Change: Tell us what you think! [UPDATE] by Capital Metro   
Thanks for your comments and interest. MetroRail does operate past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. When it is not in service, freight trains run on Capital Metro's tracks, providing ancillary revenue to the agency and allowing us to fund a good portion of our services. We are in the process making several <a href="http://stage.capmetro.org/metrorailimprovements/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">improvements to the MetroRail</a> service, which enable it eventually to double capacity and frequency. Thanks again, and don't hesitate to get in touch with more questions. /PJP
          Rádio Cenecista de Picuí migrará de AM para FM   
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Nos próximos meses as regiões do Seridó e Curimataú paraibano ganharão a Rádio Cenecista em Frequência Modulada (FM). 
A migração das AMs para FMs foi iniciada recentemente e tem como objetivo melhorar o alcance das rádios como meio de comunicação. Segundo Kassab, as rádios FM têm menor custo para manutenção, o que permitirá mais investimentos das empresas, inclusive com a contratação de mais profissionais para o setor, tendo em vista a economia, além de melhorar em 100% a qualidade final do sinal no receptor do ouvinte.
Na manhã desta sexta-feira (30), a senhora Francisca Arruda representante da Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi) e o diretor administrativo da emissora João Tavares de Lima estiveram em João Pessoa na cerimônia em que os representantes da Cenecista e de mais 4 emissoras paraibanas assinaram termos aditivos de adaptação das outorgas para migração da faixa de AM para FM.
Cinco emissoras completaram o processo de migração na Paraíba, ao apresentar certidão de regularidade fiscal e quitar o boleto de mudança de outorga de AM para FM: Fundação Cultural Nossa Senhora da Guia, de Patos (PB); Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi), de Picuí (PB); Rádio Cajazeiras, de Campina Grande (PB); Rádio Integração do Brejo, de Bananeiras (PB); e Rádio Potiguara, de Mamanguape (PB). Ao todo, 28 entidades paraibanas manifestaram interesse ao MCTIC em migrar de faixa.
Segundo a secretária de Radiodifusão do MCTIC, Vanda Nogueira, as 28 rádios têm como ouvintes 80% da população paraibana, ou seja, quase 3 milhões de pessoas. As outras 23 emissoras têm 90 dias para pagar o boleto, cujo valor é calculado individualmente e pode variar de R$ 7 mil a R$ 200 mil.
Após a outorga, as rádios deverão apresentar um projeto técnico de instalação da FM à Secretaria de Radiodifusão e solicitar à Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) a autorização de uso da radiofrequência. A partir da liberação, os veículos já podem começar a transmitir a programação na nova faixa.

A Cenecista FM vai operar na frequência 89.9 Mhz.


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          #341: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript   
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A thorough explanation of how new features make it into JavaScript, before focusing on some practical examples including Array#includes, named captures, and lookbehind assertions in regexes.
Nicolás Bevacqua

Eric Bidelman runs through how to use Headless Chrome, using Karma as a runner and Mocha+Chai for authoring tests.
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See the performance implications of using Lambda functions with a database-as-a-service like MongoDB Atlas.
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The official spec for ES2017 (essentially the 8th edition of the JS spec) has been published in HTML and PDF if you’re lacking for bedtime reading.
ECMA

A full-stack app framework built on React and GraphQL. It’s an evolution of Telescope but is becoming less Meteor-dependent.
Sacha Greif

A well presented tutorial site complete with rich, live editable examples.
James K Nelson

Includes support for cynamic import() expressions, string enums, & improved checking.
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Babylon, Babel's JS Parser, To Support TypeScript news
Not a lot to see yet, but .ts support has been baked in.
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Microsoft's 'Sonar' Linting Tool Joins the JS Foundation news
Check out Sonar’s homepage to learn more.
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Using Source Maps to Debug Errors tutorial
Let's talk JavaScript Source Maps. What are they? How to enable source mapping? Why aren't they working?
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Getting Started with Webpack 3 tutorial
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The 'Best' Frontend JavaScript Interview Questions tutorial
Opinions will vary but if you do well at these, you’re in a strong position.
Boris Cherny

Build A Realtime Chart with Vue.js and Pusher tutorial
Yomi Eluwande

Unleash The Power of Angular Reactive Forms video
Oriented around live coding a form from scratch.
Nir Kaufman

Use AngularJS to Build a Fast and Secure Chat App 
PubNub gets your data anywhere in less than 0.25 seconds. It’s so easy with PubNub’s AngularJS library.
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Choosing A Frontend Framework in 2017 opinion
This Dot Labs

Why I'm Switching from React to Cycle.js opinion
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An Up to Date List of TC39 Proposals and their Status tools
Nicolás Bevacqua

Search and Install npm Modules Automatically from the Atom Editor tools
Algolia

Decaffeinate: Convert Your CoffeeScript to Modern JavaScript tools
A well established project that continues to get frequent updates.
Brian Donovan

Infinite Scroll v3: As Users Scroll, Automatically Load More tools
Note it’s both GPL3 and commercial.
Metafizzy

Study: A Progressive, Client/Server AB Testing Library code
Dollar Shave Club

echarts: Powerful Charting and Visualization in the Browser code
Lots of demos here.
Baidu

vanilla-tilt.js: A Dependency-Free, Smooth 3D Element Tilting Library code

RE:DOM: A Tiny (2KB) JS Library for Creating User Interfaces code
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frontexpress: An Express.js-Style JavaScript Router for the Front-End code
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          Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood   

Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff.

Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal...


          El entorno de Lionel Messi desmiente haber negociado canjes para no pagar la boda   
La información difundida por un medio rosarino molestó a la familia del futbolista
          La ONU, profundamente preocupada por situación de fiscal general en Venezuela   
Instamos a todos los poderes del Estado venezolano a respetar la Constitución y el Estado de derecho, señala.
          Omnishambles   

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:

After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.

More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.

David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:

Trump defies our theory of mind because he appears to lack a coherent, persistent self or worldview. He is a raging fire of need, protected and shaped by a lifetime of entitlement, with the emotional maturity and attention span of a 6-year-old, utterly unaware of the long-term implications of his actions. ... Politicos and journalists need a story in which Trump’s stumbling and grasping can be construed as a savvy media strategy, a “distraction” from some other wrongdoing he has going on, or a “pivot” from his current omnishambles. Those are all versions of political maneuvering with which they are familiar. They need for Trump to want things, to be after things, to have a plan. ... But there’s no there there.

CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series.   

Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.

Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:

This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.  

Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:

I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now. 

Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.

In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian. 

CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”

South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.) 

Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.  

Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago. 

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          Fiscalía venezolana cita a exjefe de policía militar por violación de DD.HH.   
El Ministerio Público señaló que, hasta la fecha, adelanta 450 investigaciones por presuntas violaciones de derechos fundamentales.
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Until recently, I had put off watching The Handmaid’s Tale on HULU because I knew it would make me angry. I read Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name in the mid-1980s, and remember how the story – centered in a world run by pious bullies – made my blood boil. Now, dystopian stories of religion-based mind control hit close to home for those of us at CFI. We probably hear more true-life religious horror stories than the average citizen.

 

When I read the book 30 years ago, I thought some of the plot seemed a bit far-fetched. No way could things get so out of control. But as I work my way through the first few episodes of the TV series, I’m unpleasantly surprised at how plausible some of the series storylines sound in the wake of our recent elections. Three shows in, the series has already depicted: open and widespread intolerance, the objectification of women, religious fundamentalism, and massive protests.

 

Any of that sound familiar?

 

The other surprise was that the series star – Elizabeth Moss— who I think is a talented actor with solid credits to her name, is a practicing Scientologist.  (Moss, by the way, is also listed as a producer on the show and identifies as a feminist on her Wikipedia page. Ok that fits.)

 

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology (CoS) could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series. The examples below apply to both the Church of Scientology and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Ø  Church makes pregnancy decision for a woman

Ø  Individuals virtually held prisoners

Ø  Leaders use fear and brutality to keep underlings in line

Ø  It’s dangerous to contradict sacred text

Ø  Anyone can be an informer

 

I’m sure that list could be much longer if I really gave it some thought and saw more episodes.

 

Moss has been a working actor since she was a kid, so she may have been feted by the CoS big cheeses from an early age and sheltered from the volumes of bad press the church has been getting for most of her life. And Scientology typically paints their apostates as disgruntled or vengeful to dodge the real issues of whether the complaints are true or not. The point is that she may not be exposed to her cult’s nefarious practices as fully as the rest of us, or if she was, the stories were probably poo pooed as the ravings of cranks.

 

Scientologists are not alone in being blinded to the insanity of their own beliefs, but the sheer volume of criticism and tales of mistreatment should give Moss and other high-profile scientologists pause and spark them to ask some questions of their leadership. Seems like every year it would get harder and harder to dodge the growing mountains of evidence that point to major problems in this “religion.”

 

It’s time to wake up.

 

Someone should nudge Elizabeth Moss and tell her that it becomes especially imperative to inquire about your own highly-criticized, authoritarian religion when you star in a TV series that highly criticizes authoritarian religion.

 

Maybe a chat with Leah Remini would help…

 


          “Somos Venezuela y queremos libertad”, el video que refleja la lucha de un país   
El corto conmueve a los venezolanos y ha sido difundido a través de las redes sociales.
          Far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged with EU funds misuse   
She gave up her seat in the European Parliament after being elected to the French parliament earlier this month.
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O III Encontro de Licenciatura do Sul-Fluminense e II Seminário do PIBID se apresentam como espaço de aprofundamento de discussões sobre a temática da diversidade no ambiente escolar, pois se entende que os Cursos devem considerar as perspectivas da formação para a educação intercultural. Nesse sentido, pretende possibilitar aos acadêmicos das licenciaturas, dos bacharelados afins,… Leia mais...
          Queen’s Speech clears Commons after abortion funding deal   
The Government’s move was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Commons.
          New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species - Environmental News Network - Spotlight   
Poaching, illegal fishing and deforestation are threatening more than quarter of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, according to a report by the WWF  (World Wide Fund for Nature) — and the consequences are not just environmental.The report states that 18 out of the 50 threatened sites are in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama and Peru. It also says the number could be higher because the illegal extraction of species in the region — a business with annual profits of almost US$ 2 billion — is not as well studied as it is in Africa or Asia.
          Ugandan community reaches agreement with British company   

In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations. Now, the Mubende community has signed a Final Agreement with the New Forests Company (NFC), concluding nearly 15 months of negotiations that were facilitated by the Office of ComplianceAdvisor/Ombudsman (CAO). The CAO handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

Oxfam welcomes that an agreement has been reached through mediation. As part of this agreement, NFC will contribute funds into a community-run cooperative that has been set-up by the Mubende community. NFC will also implement development projects to benefit the affected community. The community remains far from restoring its livelihoods but the outcome of the mediation process provides a basis for community members to start to rebuild their lives.

"I am optimistic about the future but this will depend on how soon we are able to get land. At the moment we are not farming or raising animals but I am hopefulthat through the co-operative we will be able to buy land and move forward," said Emmanuel Bagibariho, a community representative from Mubende who was part of the team that negotiated the agreement on behalf of the affected community.

Oxfam has been providing support to the Mubende community throughout the CAO mediation process, and we commend the eight community representatives who worked tirelessly to get the best possible deal that they could through this process. We will work with Mubende community members so that they can quickly develop the new cooperative as a means to improving their livelihoods. 

Oxfam is also continuing to support and advise a second community from neighboring Kiboga district. This community is in a separate mediation process, also facilitated by CAO, with NFC. We are hopeful that the Kiboga community’s discussions with NFC could also lead to an agreement between the company and the community.

If you would like more information, you can read the CAO’s report about the Mubende mediation.

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          Oxfam welcomes independent process to address community grievances in Uganda land dispute   

Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.

The Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman (CAO) handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It has confirmed that it will launch an independent process to find a resolution to the dispute involving the UK’s New Forests Company (NFC). The IFC has invested in an agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie, which has an equity stake in and seat on the board of NFC.

Oxfam has been calling for an independent investigation since September when it published its research into the evictions in Mubende and Kiboga districts, based on extensive consultations with hundreds of individuals from the affected communities. The CAO has accepted the eligibility of the complaints that were filed by Ugandan communities and co-signed by Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance. This is the first step in a process which Oxfam believes could secure redress for the communities, who have lost their homes and the land they relied on for their livelihoods.

The CAO process aims to find a negotiated resolution between the complainants, the company and any others relevant to the process. NFC has already confirmed that it will participate in this process.

Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “This is an important step towards giving a voice to the thousands of people left destitute. We hope it will lead to securing the redress they deserve.

“We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.”

Oxfam’s focus on this case is part of the international agency’s GROW campaign, which aims to secure a future for everyone to have enough to eat. Oxfam is concerned about the accelerated rush for land, especially in Africa, and the lack of effective international rules to protect the poorest people who depend on the land for food.

In the next stage of the CAO process, up to six months will be spent on clarifying the issues and concerns raised by the complainants and gathering information on how others involved see the situation. This will help the CAO and all relevant parties to determine whether and how they might be able to resolve the issues. The CAO will then publish a report containing its assessment of the situation, which will describe the proposed course of action that has been agreed by all.

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What are land grabs and why is Oxfam trying to stop them?

Oxfam's campaign to fix the global food system

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          New Forests Company company must address safety concerns of Uganda land grab community   

Oxfam is launching a campaign calling for the New Forests Company to respond to concerns that have been raised for the safety of people who were evicted to make way for the British company’s forestry plantations in Uganda.

Oxfam has felt obliged to go public with its concerns following reports that the affected communities in Mubende and Kibogo districts are feeling harassed and intimidated by NFC staff.

Oxfam published a report on 22nd September on international land grabs that included a Ugandan case study detailing  how at least 22,500 people were evicted – some violently and all without compensation to make way for the NFC plantation.

Since publication, the international aid agency has received reports that individuals who have spoken to media about their evictions have been approached by NFC staff for questioning. Community members have also been asked to take company staff to the sites of violent evictions. One man has reported that NFC staff took his cattle and only returned the livestock when he paid for their return, although he has since been refunded by the company.

New Forests Company has previously announced it will launch an independent investigation into Oxfam’s allegations yet these actions by company workers undermine confidence in NFC's commitment and ability to do so. Oxfam is calling for the investigation to be led by an independent chairperson, who has the power to select the investigatory body and who can ensure that the input and protection of the communities is guaranteed in the process.

Oxfam GB’s Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “Many people in these communities are clearly feeling intimidated by the actions of NFC, which are totally at odds with the principles of an independent and transparent investigation. They have already lost their homes and land and many have been subjected to violent behaviour. They need a credible investigation not further pressure.

“NFC must show that they are serious about the allegations that have been made by setting up a truly independent investigation.”

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          More employers promoting financial wellness among employees   

Surveys show employees' money angst hurts productivity

By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
June 29, 2017

PhotoAfter several high-profile and well-paid professional athletes retired from their sport in near-bankruptcy, leagues began providing rookies with some financial coaching in addition to athletic coaching.

It's made a difference, as more players now have diversified portfolios to fall back on when their playing days are over.

When you boil it down, it's an example of a financial wellness program -- learning good habits to build wealth and avoiding financial mistakes. These days, businesses are adopting a similar approach, with financial wellness programs becoming a popular employee benefit.

SunTrust has just rolled out a financial wellness program and reports Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Equifax, McKee Foods, Waffle House, Haverty's, and 1-800 Contacts are among the early adopters.

Financial fitness programs

"More than 40% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and 75% report experiencing financial stress," said Bill Rogers, CEO of SunTrust. "Progressive companies can improve overall wellness in America by offering a financial fitness program for their employees."

Participating employees take part in workshops and online sessions to learn how to establish financial goals. The program stresses the importance of having an emergency savings fund and managing spending habits.

SunTrust says a follow-up survey found employees who had a household budget rose from 43% before the start of the program to 87% when it was completed. By the time the program ended, nearly all participants had set up an emergency funds and increased their contributions to retirement savings accounts by 35 percent.

No sales pitches

SunTrust stresses that its program is non-profit and there are no advertisements or sales pitches for financial products anywhere in the curriculum.

"We've had terrific feedback from our associates about this program," said Scott Smith, vice president of Human Resources at Home Depot. "It's a great way for us to put more power behind the great financial benefits we already offer."

You're likely to hear more about these programs in the months ahead, and maybe even have access to one at your place of employment.

PWC's 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that employees' financial stress takes a toll on company productivity. Nearly a third of employees said they are distracted by personal financial issues while at work. Nearly half admit to spending three hours or more each week dealing with personal finances at work.

What's behind this growing financial stress? Not surprisingly, for many it is student loan debt.

Forty percent of Millennials and 31% of Gen X employees with student loans reported these debts are having a significant impact on their ability to set and meet other financial goals.

Companies interested in adding a financial wellness program can learn more by reading this report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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          Harrison Street Real Estate Capital closes sixth fund and co-investments at $1.16 billion   
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital raised $1.16 billion, closing its $950 million Harrison Street Real Estate Partners VI and a $205 million co-investment vehicle.
          START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY   
START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook (www.facebook.com/codemasters.) # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters. ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit http://www.deepsilver.com/. ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
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          This Group is Funding Experimenters—And We Support Them   

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          Problem with triggers in database   

by Vladimir Miranovic.  

Hello,

I have a problem in my Organization, we have a Moodle (2.9 and 3.2) with online courses and we need to remove completed or dropped enrollments from our moodle site/courses, but also we need to keep records of all enrollments, completions and group membership, for reporting (quarterly, yearly or ad-hoc).

For that reason I got idea to create copy of Moodle original tables in the same database (live Moodle). For example for enrol (original table) I made xenrol (copy of original table, with less fields), and for course (original table) I made xcourse (copy of original table, with less fields). I also made user_enrolments, groups, groups_members, course_completions, and for user I don’t need a copy, as also for grades (grades_grades_history), and certificates (there is a plugin for keeping cetificates).

After that I created a trigger on the after insert event on original course table (and similar on other tables).

DELIMITER $$

CREATE TRIGGER writetoxcourse

AFTER INSERT

ON m320_course FOR EACH ROW

BEGIN

                INSERT INTO m320_xcourse (xid, xcategory, xfullname, xshortname, xidnumber, xstartdate, xenddate, xgroupmode, xgroupmodeforce, xtimecreated, xtimemodified)

                VALUES (id, category, fullname, shortname , idnumber, startdate, enddate, groupmode, groupmodeforce, timecreated, timemodified);

END$$

DELIMITER ;

 

However, when I try to create new course, I get error from Moodle (same with other tables), and when I remove trigger from course table everything is functioning normally.

Idea of make copies of the tables in same database coming from simplicity of accessing and doing reports from standard “Configurable Reports” or “Ad-hoc”.

Maybe someone will write local plugin with this “Mini SYS in Moodle” in the future, but we need solution now (our funding depends on reporting), please help.

 



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          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


          Vice highlights one hate group’s assault on LGBTQ youth   


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A recent Vice report detailed Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) stealth years-long effort to chip away at the separation of church and state in public schools and take away the rights of LGBTQ students. Most recently, as Vice reported, ADF was a “major force” behind the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Missouri violated the church’s First Amendment rights by denying it access to government grants meant for secular use. Trinity v. Comer was viewed as a “major First Amendment decision” in terms of the separation of church and state.

Media Matters identified ADF as the anti-LGBTQ hate group leading the national campaign against transgender students in November 2015. Since then, ADF has kept up its assault on the rights of transgender students to access a fair and equal education: It has drafted a model policy to deny transgender students equal protection in school, repeatedly sent representatives to testify at school board meetings to advocate against protecting transgender students, and even sued school districts for implementing transgender-inclusive policies.

Vice reported that ADF has “an army of over 2,600 private attorneys and assets of around $40 million” to work on clawing back the rights of LGBTQ youth in schools:

Why has the organization dedicated so much attention to schools in recent years? According to [Angelo] Carusone at Media Matters, maintaining control of the country's education system is part of ADF's long view of the fight to control public policy.

“They see this as a generational fight, and you target kids when you're fighting a generational war,” he said. “They think they can turn the tides of culture, and they're willing to fight this for decades... They're not fighting individual skirmishes over individual policies. They see this as a battle in a decades-long, multi-generational effort to make sure every member of the LGBT community is not just pushed back into the closet, but put in jail.”

The report also highlighted efforts by LBGTQ organizations and coalitions, such as the Eliminate Hate campaign, to push back against ADF’s actions:

That the ADF has taken such an active role in manipulating educational policy has not gone unnoticed by LGBTQ organizations. Recently, a coalition of LGBTQ advocacy groups launched a campaign called “Eliminate Hate,” dedicated to exposing ADF interference in school districts and bringing attention to other anti-LGBTQ hate groups.

“It's bad enough when you're not accepted at home,” said Sara Grossman, communications manager at the Matthew Shepard Foundation (MSF), which advocates for an end to violence against LGBTQ people. “Sometimes school is your safe space. To take that away is atrocious. They're just kids.”

Besides media outreach, coalition partners are also placing op-eds in major news outlets, and working to connect supportive parents with school officials so that their voices can't be ignored.

But it’s going to be difficult to counter the ADF’s vast legal and financial resources, particularly now that they've been successful in the Trinity case. With a sympathetic administration in the White House, it’ll be easier than ever for states to reduce funding for public schools and increase funding for discriminatory private schools.


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Whitman County Heritage documents the early culture, industry, and community life of Whitman County, Washington and locations throughout Washington’s Palouse Region.  The collection is a project of the Whitman County Library and local partners, funded by a grant from the Washington State Library.


To view the entire Whitman County Rural Heritage Collection, visit  www.whitco.lib.wa.us and choose Rural Heritage.

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          Nursery Wall Art - Animals in the Wood Wall Stickers - Nursery Wall Decals for Kids Vinyl Decals - PLFR010L by evgieNev   

100.00 USD

Cute Forest Scene Removable Sticker is made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Included FREE test decal.

Whole Visual (approx): 97"w x 83"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 1 Tree
* 1 Branch
* 1 Fox
* 2 Squirrels
* 2 Birds
* Birdhouse
* Leaves & Acorns
* Mushrooms

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to choose change colors.
****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Bears Wall Decals - Nursery Wall Decals, Baby Nursery Decal and Baby Nursery Wall Sticker - PLTBRS060 - CHECK OUR SUMMER Deals!!! by evgieNev   

125.00 USD

Inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh this decal set features six cute bears claiming and sitting on birch trees and sleeping on the branch. Removable Sticker is made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Included FREE test decal.

More Teddy Bears Designs:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/266666950
https://www.etsy.com/listing/237105472
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225477396
https://www.etsy.com/listing/209936590
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225478126

Whole Visual (approx): 174"w x 100"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 7 Trees
* 6 Teddy Bears
* 2 Bows (pick you favorite color)
* 6 Nests
* Large & Small Leaves

Colors Shown:

OPTION A
White
Lime Tree Green
Light Brown
Brown
Brilliant Blue (you can pick Bubble Gum Pink for a girl or any of your favorite color from our palette)

OPTION B

Beige
Celadon
Nut Brown
Brown
Brilliant Blue (you can pick Bubble Gum Pink for a girl or any of your favorite color from our palette

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 4 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd to change certain object to other color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

******************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation, you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
******************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Nursery Wall Decals - Delicate Woodland Animal Wall Decals - PLDW020L by evgieNev   

95.00 USD

Fun removable wall decal for nursery handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Can bring a vibrant energy and add your personal touch into your room - 13 ELEMENTS INCLUDED plus free test decal.

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Check other NURSERY WALL DECALS here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev?section_id=8055283
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~WHAT’S INCLUDED~

Trees - White/Light blue
Leaves - Light grey
Clouds - White
Owls and Deer - Black
Fox and Squirrel - White
Raccoon - Light grey
Butterflies - Light blue
Daisies - White/Light blue
Mushrooms - White



****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.


~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Nursery Wall Stickers with Elephants - Giraffes, Lion, Birds and Monkeys on the Tree with - PLMG050 by evgieNev   

170.00 USD

Design your Baby Nursery Room, hallway, classroom, gym or reading corner with large bright all favorite Nursery Wall Stickers with Elephants, sleeping lion, giraffe and birds: 146"w x 90"h. Comes with test decal. Removable. Just peel and stick! Free test decal is included.

Whole Visual (approx): 146"w x 90"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 5 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* Sleeping Lion
* Elephant
* Baby Elephant
* 1 Tree
* 2 Branches
* Large & Small Leaves
* Grass Stalks
* Clouds
* Sun
* 2 Birds

Colors Shown:
OPTION A:
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Light Brown
Powder Blue
Lime Tree Green
Green
Red

Colors Shown:
OPTION B (Girl):
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Dark Red
Bubble Gum
White
Lime Tree Green
Olive

OPTION C (Boy):
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Orange
Powder Blue
White
Lime Tree Green
Olive

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR for your Nursery Wall Stickers
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 7 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd like to change only one certain object to another color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Dinosaurs Wall Decals - Family by the Lake Scene Wall Decals - PLDN010 by evgieNev   

120.00 USD

Dinosaurs Wall Decals is this removable sticker handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Quick update and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! FREE testing decal is included.

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Find full collection of Nursery Wall Decals here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev?section_id=8055283&view_type=gallery
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Whole Visual (approx): 109"w x 76"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* Family of Diplodocuses
* 1 T-rex
* 1 Triceratop
* 2 Pterodactyls
* 2 Trees
* 1 Branch
* 1 Snake
* 1 Bat
* 2 Prehistoric flowers
* 1 lake
* 2 clouds
* 2 mountains

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to change up to 2 colors for this design.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Deer Silhouette Wall Mural - In the Forest Wall Decals with Woodpecker - Removable Sticker by evgieNev   

80.00 USD

This Removable Sticker Wild Life Silhouette is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touches to room or hallway. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Comes with Free test decal.

Whole Visual (approx): 100"w x 96"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* Tree with leaves
* Deer
* Woodpecker

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev

All artwork is original.
© 2011 Evgie. All rights reserved.


          Large Fairy Wall Decal - Fairy Tree with Flowers, Stars with Matching Growth Chart Wall Sticker - PLFT020 by evgieNev   

175.00 USD

Design your room, hallway, classroom, gym, reading corner with large bright Fairy Wall Decal with Fairies, Flowers and Stars - 5ft growth chart! Measures: 150"w x 80"h. Elements come separately and can be install as on the picture or adjust to your wall width.
Comes with test decal. Removable. FREE test decal is included.

Whole Visual (approx): 150"w x 80"h
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Check similar WALL DECALS in here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79534168
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79534122
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130215230
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~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 1 Tree
* 2 Branches
* 1 Rock
* 4 Faries
* 2 Clouds
* Large & Small Leaves
* Large & Small Flowers
* Stars
* Butterflies
* Growth Chart (US or METRIC)
* Custom Name

Colors Shown:
OPTION A:
White
Beige
Golden Yellow
Lip Stick
Geyser Blue
Lavender
Lime Tree Green

OPTION B :
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Lip Stick
Geyser Blue
Lavender
Lime Tree Green

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 6 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd like to change only one certain object to another color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

******************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation, you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture or Option A.
******************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, combination of monkey, elephant and dog. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Boys Wall Decals - Stars Wall Stickers - Nursery Space Wall Stickers with Kids Astronauts - PLOS070 by evgieNev   

150.00 USD

Design your room, hallway, classroom, gym, reading corner with large bright Stars and Spaceship Wall Decals theme, constellations and cute astronauts collecting stars - 5ft growth chart! Measures: 162"w x 78"h. Comes with test decal. Removable. Just peel and stick! Free test decal is included.

Elements come separately and can be install as on the picture or adjust to your wall height.
We include lots of three size dots, so you can install kids favorite constellation - we suggest two: Big Dipper & Orion, see if you can spot them.

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~

* Spaceship
* Flying Saucer
* 3 SpaceKids
* 2 Aliens
* 4 Planets
* 3 Asteroids
* 5ft Growth Chart (pls let us know if you'd like metric scale)
* Ladder, Bucket and Net
* Stars, & Path

Colors Shown:
OPTION A (Blue Wall):

Golden Yellow
Persimmon
Red
Brown
Celadon
Powder Blue
White

OPTION B (Brown Wall):
Golden Yellow
Persimmon
Red
Lavender
Celadon
Powder Blue
White

OPTION C (Green Wall):
Lime Tree Green
Dark Red
Brilliant Blue
Geyser blue
Yellow
Orange

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 7 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture: Option A.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Monkeys Wall Stickers - Giraffe with Monkeys Wall Decals - PLSF020L by evgieNev   

90.00 USD

Giraffe with Monkeys Wall Decals is Removable Nursery Sticker is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy!

Whole Visual (approx): 130"w x 75"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 3 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* 1 Tree
* 2 Flowers
* 1 Branch

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to choose colors

~INSTANT SHIPPING~
This item will be shipped during 24-48 h after payment is cleared

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.


~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev


Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Monkeys Wall Decal, Nursery Wall Decal, Baby Nursery Decals, Jungle Wall Decal, Kids Wall Decals, Girls Wall Decal, Boys Wall decal PLSF020L by evgieNev   

90.00 USD

This Monkeys Wall Decals from our collection of Baby Nursery Decals and Jungle Wall Decals is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy!

Whole Visual (approx): 130"w x 75"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 3 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* 1 Tree
* Flowers
* 1 Branch


~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to change up to 2 colors for this design

~INSTANT SHIPPING~
This item will be shipped during 24-48 h after payment is cleared

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          A playground separating church and state   
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Cientistas do Canadá lançaram o que promete ser o maior estudo do mundo sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro.

Publicado na BBC Brasil

Eles esperam que pessoas de todo o mundo se registrem pela internet para fazer testes cognitivos e participar do experimento.

Jogos de computador testarão habilidades como raciocínio, compreensão da linguagem e tomada de decisões.

O estudo é coordenado pelo neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen, do Instituto de Cérebro e Mente da Universidade Western, no Canadá.

“Sabemos como nos sentimos após uma noite mal dormida, mas conhecemos muito pouco sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro. Queremos ver como isso afeta a cognição, a memória e a habilidade de concentração”, diz ele.

A equipe irá analisar o desempenho dos participantes nos testes cognitivos e avaliar os diferentes resultados a partir das horas dormidas.

A necessidade diária de sono varia de pessoa para pessoa, mas se o estudo conseguir reunir um número significativo de voluntários, permitirá aos cientistas determinar um número médio de horas necessárias para a otimização da função cerebral.

O repórter da BBC Fergus Walsh e mais quatro voluntários passaram a noite na Universidade Western, onde testaram os jogos e puderam verificar como a falta de sono afeta o desempenho cognitivo.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Voluntários

Hooman Ganjavi, 42 anos, psiquiatra, acostumado a fazer plantões noturnos: “Durmo apenas de quatro a cinco horas por noite. Sei que a falta de sono aumenta o risco de doenças cardíacas e de derrame, mas, como muitos médicos, não aplico essas regras ao meu dia a dia”.

Sylvie Salewski, 31 anos, mãe de duas meninas pequenas: “Para mim uma boa noite de sono é quando elas me acordam duas ou três vezes; não consigo me lembrar do que é dormir uma noite toda sem ser incomodada; normalmente me sinto meio desnorteada no dia seguinte”.

Evan Agnew, 75 anos, vigia aposentado: “Nunca dormi mais de oito horas de sono por noite, e na minha idade não acho que preciso de mais de quatro horas. Acabo complementando meu sono durante o dia com um ou dois cochilos”.

Cecilia Kramar, 31 anos, neurocientista que faz pesquisas cognitivas com camundongos noturnos, o que significa passar noites em claro no laboratório: “Quando não durmo muito, não consigo fazer nada complicado no dia seguinte, como ler uma revista científica, porque meu cérebro não funciona bem”.

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Owen Lab, Western Image caption Testes foram refeitos depois de noite mal dormida

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Testes

Os testes podem ser jogados em qualquer computador, tablet ou smartphone.

Double Trouble: Você deve clicar na palavra debaixo que corresponde à cor na qual a palavra acima está escrita. Exemplo: se a palavra na linha superior é “azul”, mas está em vermelho, você deve clicar na palavra da linha inferior que também está em vermelho, mesmo se estiver escrito “azul”.

Odd One Out: Começa simples, mas vai se tornando cada vez mais complexo. Você tem de achar o objeto que não pertence ao grupo.

Grammatical reasoning: A afirmação sobre o diagrama é verdadeira ou falsa? Parece fácil, até você começar a lidar com negações.

Spatial planning: O jogo testa a habilidade de planejar com antecedência – como todos os jogos, mede as competências cognitivas que usamos repetidamente durante todo o dia.

Desempenho

“Depois de ficarmos acordados até as 4h, podemos dormir por 4h. Quando refizemos os testes cognitivos durante a manhã, Evan, Cecilia e eu tivemos um desempenho muito pior do que na noite anterior”, conta o repórter da BBC.

Hooman – que está acostumado a ficar de plantão – não registrou uma variação negativa em sua pontuação, enquanto que a de Sylvie chegou, inclusive, a melhorar.

“Embora fique um pouco desnorteada durante a manhã, talvez tenha me acostumado a funcionar com pouco sono. Tenho de estar funcionando assim que meus filhos acordam, então é normal para mim”, disse Sylvie.

Sempre soube que não funciono direito quando não durmo bem, então para mim não foi surpresa que minha pontuação tenha caído dramaticamente durante a manhã.

No caso de Walsh, da BBC, para descobrir o que estava acontecendo com seu cérebro, ele repetiu os testes cognitivos dentro de uma máquina de tomografia computadorizada.

“Meu cérebro foi examinado duas vezes – depois de uma noite de sono normal e logo depois de uma noite mal dormida. A tomografia é capaz de detectar o fluxo de sangue no meu cérebro – as áreas que estão trabalhando mais intensamente são identificadas pelas manchas laranjas”, explica.

OWEN LAB, WESTERN Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

OWEN LAB, WESTERN
Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

A comparação entre as duas imagens não deixou dúvidas: por causa da falta de sono, o cérebro do jornalista apresentou um nível de atividade bem baixa.

“Há muito menos atividade nos lobos frontal e parietais – áreas que sabemos serem cruciais para a tomada de decisões, a solução de problemas e a memória”, explica Owen, o coordenador do estudo.

Todos nós sabemos que é perigoso dirigir quando estamos cansados, porque nosso tempo de reação diminui e podemos dormir ao volante.

Mas os efeitos da falta de sono no nosso cotidiano são bem menos compreendidos.

“Pode ser que a falta de sono esteja tendo efeitos muito profundos na tomada de decisão e talvez a gente devesse evitar tomar decisões importantes como comprar uma casa ou mesmo se casar depois de uma noite mal dormida”, avalia Owen.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Resultado

Passamos praticamente um terço das nossas vidas dormindo. Ou seja, o sono é tão vital para a nossa saúde quanto os alimentos que ingerimos e o ar que respiramos.

Mas nossa cultura de estarmos ligados durante 24 horas por dia está reduzindo nossas horas de sono.

No mês passado, um estudo na revista científica Nature Reviews Neuroscience apontou que havia “uma compreensão notavelmente pequena” das consequências da falta de sono crônica para o cérebro.

A pesquisa dizia que mais estudos são necessários face ao que chamou de “declínio considerável da duração de sono em todas as nações industrializadas”.


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