Website Trouble Shooting by psarmiento1982   
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          Mandatory Profiles. Apps List?   
Hi folks, For those who have created mandatory profiles, will the list of apps be included? By list of apps I mean the bit of the start menu where the alphabetical list of apps is, rather than the tiles. Microsoft documentation says that you cannot set a start menu (or taskbar) with a...
          12 Massive Idiots Who Just Don't Get the Joke   

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          Price Drop: ABC Galaxy Schulversion: Kinder-Lernspiele für das englische Sprache Alphabet   
ABC Galaxy Schulversion: Kinder-Lernspiele für das englische Sprache Alphabet
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Preis: 8,99 € -> 5,49 €
Version: 1.0
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Beschreibung:
Noch nie hat es Kindern so viel Spaß gemacht, das englische Alphabet zu lernen! Stelle dich der Herausforderung von ABC-Galaxie. Reise durch das All und erobere 58 schöne, pädagogische Einzel- und Zweispieler-Level. • Bewegungsbasierte Rätsel, die Kindern das englische Alphabet beibringen. • Spiele Level im Weltall, an Land & auf dem Wasser. • Überwinde die Schwerkraft, bewegliche Hindernisse & versteckte Ziele. Die ABC-Galaxie ist ein Alphabet- & Vokabellernspiel der besonderen Art. In der ABC-Galaxie können Kinder abschießen, werfen, schleudern und zerschmettern. Der hyperdynamische Spielverlauf sorgt für viel Action auf jedem Planeten! Triff das Ziel, bevor es zu spät ist! Je schneller du die Buchstaben & Wörter lernst, umso höhere Gewinnchancen hast du! Meistere 42 einzigartige Einzelspieler- & 16 Zweispieler-Level in diesem faszinierenden Spielverlauf. In jedem Level musst du eine andere Aufgabe bewältigen. Um zu gewinnen, ist Konzentration gefragt. Du musst außerdem koordinieren, erkennen, zuhören und Probleme lösen können. Meistere leichte Wörter und finde die passende Bedeutung, dann erhältst du mehr herausfordernde Vokabeln. Erobere die ABC-Galaxie und lerne: • Das englische Alphabet von A bis Z • Groß- und Kleinbuchstaben (Aa-Zz) • 250 nützliche Wörter und häufige englische Sätze • Buchstaben, Lesen, Schreiben & Sprechen lernen Über uns Wir lernen durch Spielen! Das gilt vor allem für Kinder und das Lernen von Sprachen. Sprachlehrer auf der ganzen Welt wi...
          ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum   
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.

ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.

ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.

The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.

With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".



          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Says Googles “Biggest Risk Is Complacency”   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Says Googles “Biggest Risk Is Complacency” Google’s “biggest risk is complacency, not innovating, not investing,” said Ruth Porat, the CFO of parent company Alphabet at Code Con on Wednesday. It’s important that we “continue to evolve what the user experience is,” she added, emphasizing that technology companies need to keep coming […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Highlights   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Highlights The US has accused Google of underpaying women Google for Jobs Employs Machine Learning to Help People Find Work Google leak-hunting team put under unwelcome spotlight Google accused of threatening employees’ jobs over leaks Facebook and Google are cannibalizing journalistic content Judge rules Uber can’t use Alphabet’s Waymo technology Alphabet […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Cultural Institute and Art Project   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Cultural Institute and Art Project What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project, it’s an online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Trading Outlook   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 774.89. The projected upper bound is: 821.80. The projected lower bound is: […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Headed to $1000   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Headed to $1000 ALPHABET INC A closed up 3.870 at 765.840. Volume was 96% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 37% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 768.840 768.970 759.090 765.840 62,375 Technical Outlook Short Term: Overbought Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period Close: […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) OK Google App   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) OK Google App Get news, weather and sports updates, and even search hands-free using your voice. The more you use the Google app, the better results you get. Transform the way you search on the go. Ask Google to help you do things: – “What are good restaurants nearby?” – “Where is […]

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          BUG: Name Index Not Working Properly   
I have just today downloaded and installed FTM 2017 Test Drive 2.0 (for Mac.)

There seems to be a Bug in the left sidebar Index of Names
(Please note that this does NOT occur in the 'Menu Bar: People: Index of Individuals...)

Regardless of listing type - Family, Given, Birth, Marriage, or Death - the Index will jump to the first listed Name that merely CONTAINS the string of letters you have typed. For instance, typing: < de mon > gives you:

< BEAUMONT, Roger 'Barbatos' De Montgomery De Harcourt De >

Note that although the Listing is by: < Family, Given name > the letters searched for are in the middle of the Given name. In addition, when using the Forward > key or the Back < key the same thing occurs.

Now while I can see a rare need for searching for a string of letters within the body of a name, that function can in no way supercede the need for the standard alphabetical searching either by Family Name or by Given Name that we have been doing for so many years.

Has anyone else had this problem, or is it just me?

I certainly hope this problem is fixed quickly as it makes work frustratingly difficult.
          Graphic design student creates the 27th letter of the alphabet   
A typography competition conceived by Ian Fleming has announced a winning design for a 27th letter.
          Comment on Patriotic Banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Nita K.   
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          Website Trouble Shooting by psarmiento1982   
I have a website that i need to re-order the taxonomy results for 2 different groups one of them is months and have the categories as such: january-march, april-june, july-september, october-december, but they are being displayed in alphabetical order and I need them just as they are shown... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Graphic Design, HTML, PHP, Website Design, WordPress)
          Udemy – Unity3D Alphabet Board Game Step By Step   

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

The post Udemy – Unity3D Alphabet Board Game Step By Step appeared first on GFXDomain Blog.


          6/30/2017: LIFE: I’m not sorry to be Canadian   

How did I know as a little girl that I was Canadian? No, this is not the start of a good joke, with the answer being: “My first full sentence was ‘I’m sorry.’ ” Or “When I learned the alphabet it was eh, b, c. . .” I am saying that I, born and raised...
          WIN the Top 50 Must See Movies Before the Age of 11   

The guide to the 50 films every child should see before they grow up has been created by film education charity Into Film, in partnership with the UK video industry, which will see all 50 films distributed by retailers this summer! As a family that loves great movies this is certainly exciting for us and we intend to watch one a day over the school holiday... there are currently just 8 from the list we haven't seen before so we're doing well.





Each film was measured against a series of metrics, from the impact of the movie on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, through to suitability for family viewing plus overall entertainment and nostalgia factor. The judging panel, led by Into Film’s education and programming teams who specialise in curating film content and developing teaching resources for schools across the UK, narrowed down the selection of films to a shortlist of 250 from a catalogue of over 3,000 family movies.

The shortlist then lead to the final 50 films in the selection, which feature a range of past and current films that have been deemed to benefit child development and creativity. Our favourites from the list include Jumanji, How To Train Your Dragon and Matilda.



The list of 50 Must See Movies Before You Grow Up are revealed (in alphabetical order) is:

101 Dalmatians
Jumanji
The Gruffalo
A Little Princess
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Iron Giant
Annie
Mary Poppins
The Jungle Book
Babe: The Gallant Pig
Matilda
The LEGO Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Nanny McPhee
The Lion King
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Night at the Museum
The Lorax
Coraline
Oliver!
The Never-Ending Story
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Paddington
The Princess Bride
Dumbo
Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Garden
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Shaun The Sheep Movie
The Witches
Fantastic Mr Fox
Shrek
Toy Story
Free Willy
Space Jam
Trolls
Frozen
Spirited Away
Up!
Home
Star Wars: A New Hope
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Hook
Swallows and Amazons
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Hotel Transylvania
The Adventures of TinTin
Zootropolis
How To Train Your Dragon
The BFG


And you can win them all...





For your chance to WIN all 50 movies you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available for bonus points.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 18th July 2017.


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          Autonomiczna ciężarówka Google uchwycona podczas testów   
Nie tylko Uber, przez zakupioną przez siebie firmę Otto, interesuje się autonomicznymi ciężarówkami. Podobnym tropem podąża też należące do Google Waymo, którego ciężarówki zostały uchwycone na zdjęciach podczas testów. Waymo, firma, która w ramach holdingu Alphabet przejęła prace nad autonomicznymi … Czytaj dalej
          Google pracuje nad reklamami w VR   
Gdzie technologia, tam Google. A gdzie Google, tam i reklamy. Nie dziwi więc, że Mountain View zainteresowane jest umieszczaniem reklam również w wirtualnej rzeczywistości. I nad tym pracuje właśnie podlegający Alphabet Inc. inkubator Area 120. Oczywiście można byłoby wyświetlać po … Czytaj dalej
          Alphabet's Impressive Run Isn't Over Yet   
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          Four Months Of Free YouTube Red & Play Music On Offer Again   

Google is once again offering an attractive trial of its two streaming services – YouTube Red and Play Music, with the Alphabet-owned company now willing to provide new customers with four months of free subscription to both platforms. The offer has been confirmed as working earlier today and though the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant […]

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          Apple's iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten   

Apple's iPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.

Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone, which launched without an App Store and was restricted to the AT&T network, was limited compared to today's version.

After sluggish initial sales, Apple slashed the price to spur holiday sales that year.

"The business model for year one of the iPhone was a disaster," Tony Fadell, one of the Apple developers of the device, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. "We pivoted and figured it out in year two."

The very concept of the iPhone came as a surprise to some of Apple's suppliers a decade ago, even though Apple, led by CEO Steve Jobs, had already expanded beyond computers with the iPod.

"We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here," said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that supplied location technology to early iPhones.

"He thought he was being pranked by someone in the office and it took him two days to call Steve Jobs back."

The iPhone hit its stride in 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store, which allowed developers to make and distribute their mobile applications with Apple taking a cut of any revenue.

Ten years later, services revenue is a crucial area of growth for Apple, bringing in $24.3 billion (S$33.5 billion) in revenue last year.

New model

Fans and investors are now looking forward to the 10th anniversary iPhone 8, expected this fall, asking whether it will deliver enough new features to spark a new generation to turn to Apple.

That new phone may have 3-D mapping sensors, support for "augmented reality" apps that would merge virtual and real worlds, and a new display with organic LEDs, which are light and flexible, according to analysts at Bernstein Research.

A decade after launching into a market largely occupied by BlackBerry and Microsoft devices, the iPhone now competes chiefly with phones running Google's Android software, which is distributed to Samsung Electronics and other manufacturers around the world.

Even though most of the world's smartphones now run on Android, Apple still garners most of the profit in the industry with its generally higher-priced devices.

More than 2 billion people now have smartphones, according to data from eMarketer, and Fadell, who has worked for both Apple and Alphabet, sees that as the hallmark of success.

"Being able to democratize computing and communication across the entire world is absolutely astounding to me," Fadell said.

"It warms my heart because that's something Steve tried to do with the Apple II and the Mac, which was the computer for the rest of us. It's finally here, 30 years later."

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          These 5 Tech Trends Are No Longer Your Friend; Futures Up – Investor's Business Daily   
Futures for the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones industrial average turn higher Friday after the Nasdaq composite closed Thursday below its 50-day moving average. Microsoft (MSFT) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) fell back below their 50-day lines, joining Apple, Netflix and many others. Some stocks, such as Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN), are […]
          Minnesota United FC - Mid-Season Player Grades + Mid-season Awards   
GRADES

These are my grades for each of the Minnesota United FC players as the season hits the halfway point. Players listed alphabetically:

(D) Alvbage - Well, it was a rough start, and then he got hurt, and then beat out for the role, and now he's not even on the bench. They really needed him to be good.

(B) Burch - Helped stabilize a drowning team. CPR if you will. He has been solid and without errors. How he recovers from hernia surgery will be very important down the stretch.

(B) Calvo - We can see all that talent. He gets better and better. The mistakes have been costly at times but they are fewer all the time. And if he can score some more goals... lookout.

(B+) Cronin - Whew. This team needed a guy like him desperately. A strong, simple and experienced midfielder. A true starter, and those are not in big numbers on the roster. Only drawback, at his age and mileage there have been a couple games when he has disappeared late in the game, a little.

(C+) Danladi - A true rookie who has shown good and bad. He has scored 2 goals which is very good. But he is impatient and got a red card for kicking someone, showing he has a lot of maturing to do as well. Has some talent. Wait and see.

(C) Davis - Has had his chances and made the most of them. No complaints at all. Sadly he just really isn't at this level to play week in and week out. But for now a good back up.

(F) Demidov - One of the bigger MLS busts in several years. Literally could not keep up with the pace and power of the league. A total failure for the management. And to make things worse he is the highest paid on the team too. They cannot have another one of these.

(C+) Ibarra - The confidence is still not fully there. His pace is back, his defending is good and helpful, but the ability to turn and go to goal, stir things up and create for this team is still lacking. They need him to find another notch up the ladder.

(A) Ibson - Exactly what I expected, with better teammates his quality would rise. Simply put he has been great (even with his moments of petulance.) Can do things that no one else on this team can, especially in passing. His pickpocket defense has been a thing of beauty too.

(C) Jome - I have heard for a while now that he is a raw talent that just needs time. OK, then loan him out already to get him on the field. His minutes on the field have been ok, and then also a waste of time. That's not quality use of a MLS roster spot.

(C) Kadrii - Has not gotten enough time on the field to really know what he can do. A few little glimpses of skill have burst through. But for how thin this roster is he must not be doing much in practice if the coach is not calling on him come sub-time in every single game.

(A-) Kallman - The shocker of them all really. In the best possible way. Stepped into the team when they were desperate for someone to stop the whole dam from collapsing. Has not tried to play above his level or impress people. Just a really solid effort at centerback which can be a very tough thing to do in MLS.

(B) Molino - The player with the highest expectations. He has helped, that's for sure. His passing toward the goal has been top notch. But he needs to become more of a leader. I expect to see full effort for 90 minutes and nothing less.

(B+) Ramirez - Questions hovered over his head when this season started, "Could he do it?" The answer came in game 1 and has not let up, "Si se puede." 9 goals so far, and if he was taking PKs he would be at 11 or 12. He needs better service to get him into better spots and a better finishing percentage on this shots to make him great.

(D) Schuller - I have never seen a central midfielder make so many sideways and backwards passes, mixed with almost no forward passes. Are we sure that he really gets minutes for the Finnish national team? We must be missing something here. I don't get it.

(B) Shuttleworth - Was not a player I was excited see come to this team. But even I can admit that he was a huge step up from what the team had prior, and at times looked very good while saving the bacon of this defenders. But then the mistakes come, inevitably, and it costs them goals and points.
(C) Taylor - Looked terrible at fullback, but has come off the bench a few times now at centerback and looked a lot more comfortable. Not starting material though.

(B) Thiesson - Good job patrolling the wing, getting up and down the field and slowing other teams outside attack. Still needs to do more to make those passes into dangerous areas for the big chances.

(C) KVenegas - He has helped keep the wolves at bay a few times now, which is great for him. But he is not answer for the future. And his crossing has not improved over all these years. He just can't quite excel at this level.

(C) JVenegas - At times brilliant, and at times looking like he would prefer to be somewhere else. Can hit a magical pass. But he loses the ball too often, and barely plays defense. The best trade bait on the roster.

(C-) Warner - Never was going to be a piece to this puzzle. Just doesn't have the physical tools to help seal up a leaky defense, and not good enough to play a big role going forward. He is not error prone though which has to be considered a plus.

-The following have not played or played so few minutes that a grade is impossible: Anor, de Villardi, Greenspan, Martin and McLain.


AWARDS

And a few special mid-season awards to commemorate the teams first year in MLS:

Most valuable player: Christian Ramirez

Best player: Ibson

Best single game: Ramirez scores twice on Apr 1 in 4-2 win over Salt Lake, the Loons first win in MLS.

Best play: JVenegas flicks pass from Ibson over defenders and into path of Ramirez who scores against Orlando in 1-0 win.

Biggest surprise: Brent Kallman

Biggest disappointment: Demidov, Alvbage, Schuller, Kadrii, Lagos

Best/Worst game: The home opener. Score was a nightmare. Snow was heaven!


THE BIRD IS THE WORD
          Die cut paint swatch bookmark   

Paint samples can be such a fun recycled element to craft with. I thought I’d try die cutting one my favorite alphabet set by Leonie Pujol to make a bookmark.

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          Endangered Species   

An endangered species is an animal, plant, or other species that is at risk of becoming extinct in the near future. Current scientific evidence indicates that the rate of species extinctions is increasing.

How to Save a Species by Marilyn Baillie, Jonathan Baillie, and Ellen Butcher features endangered species from around the world and the scientists who are trying to save them. It includes species on the brink of extinction, as well as those who have recovered after almost becoming extinct. To find the most current information on the endangered species highlighted in this book, see the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. To learn more about how scientists are trying to save some of the most endangered species on Earth, see the EDGE of Existence website. How to Save a Species is written for kids, but many adults will also find this information interesting.

Here are a few more books about endangered species that both kids and adults may enjoy:

Endangered Animals by Ben Hoare is part of the Eyewitness series. This book also discusses endangered species and the ways humanity can help them survive.

Save the Planet: Helping Endangered Animals by Rebecca E. Hirsch is part of the Cherry Lake Publishing collection. This informative ebook can be downloaded as a PDF when you log in to your AADL web account.

Draw 50 Endangered Animals by Lee J. Ames gives step-by-step illustrations for drawing endangered animals. There are no written instructions in this book, just drawings. This book is part of the Draw 50 series.

The following books about endangered species are geared towards younger kids:

Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals by Steve Jenkins is filled with great illustrations and includes facts about fascinating endangered animals from around the world.

Endangered! by Barbara L. Webb is an informative, easy to read book with lots of photographs. This book is part of the Green Earth Discovery Library series.

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans is a Caldecott Honor Book. This is a unique picture book that also includes information that may be of interest to older readers.

It Stinks to Be Extinct! by Susan Blackaby is written in an easy to read format and includes nice photographs and valuable information about endangered animals.


          TNT 1800: Where We're Going We Still Need Roads   

Tech News Today (MP3)

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. If you, like me, think it feels like we just celebrated the 10th anniversary you'd be right. On January 7th of this year, we celebrated the birth of the iPhone because that's when Steve Jobs stood on stage and announced it. But today is the day you could wait in line at a store to buy one. So, we're celebrating again.

Today Instagram announced a new system to filter out hateful comments called DeepText. It goes beyond filtering keywords and is designed to understand the context of the comment and decide whether it's toxic or benign.

Alphabet is rolling out Google Photos 3.0, now with more facial recognition. The new features, announced at Google I/O back in May, include machine learning that nudges you to share pictures if you forget. Google also says they'll recognize meaningful moments and suggest who you might want to share them with. You can now share with friends and family, even if they don't use Google photos.

Lisa Schmeiser from The SuperSite for Windows and the newsletter So What, Who Cares is here to talk about all of these stories and the female team who manages the Amazon Echo, how technology is changing the trucking industry, and exploding fidget spinners.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guest: Lisa Schmeiser

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.


          Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet train- $40   
Ages 12-36 months. Canbe used for floor play as a ride-on - and a walker. The caboose converts into a wagon they can fill with ... 
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          Uber’s new autonomous trucks get total upgrade amid Waymo lawsuit   
Uber has a new fleet of autonomous trucks, deploying a new version of self-driving hardware and sensors that won’t be impacted by the ongoing legal battle with Alphabet’s Waymo. Though the company may be best-known for its passenger ridesharing service – or, more recently, most infamously for its controversial former CEO – Uber has also been working on modernizing haulage, … Continue reading
          LeVar Burton Reads, the Adaptability of Stephen King, and More   
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Neil Gaiman campaign raises $100,000 for refugees; the history of the Deseret, the phonetic alphabet invented by Mormons; a guide to raising kids as readers; and other news.


          Baby flash cards, ABC learning cards, Alphabet art, Animal Alphabet Card Set, Nursery ABC prints, Baby nursery art, Alphabet flash cards by tinykiwiPrints   

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ALPHABET ART
A beautiful, playful and unique set of 26 ABC prints with artworks by Tinykiwi.

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- Printed on 170gsm matte art paper
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- High quality pigment inks
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PACKAGING
All prints are carefully packed by us between tissue paper, strong card and in a waterproof envelope. Large format are shipped in tubes.

SIZES
A6 - 148 x 105 mm / 5.8 x 4.1 in
A5 - 210 x 148 mm / 8.3 x 5.8 in

View more of my artworks here:
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          Kennen Sie ihn schon? Das deutsche Alphabet hat einen neuen Buchstaben   
Die deutsche Sprache bekommt einen neuen Buchstaben. Das ß darf von nun an als Großbuchstabe geschrieben werden. Das macht vor allem in Ausweispapieren Sinn. Hersteller werden sich über die nötige Änderung ihrer Tastaturen weniger freuen.
          A Simple Class System in Gazelle   
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Today we'll implement/tour the simple class system that comes with Gazelle. This makes a good example to work with because it is simple but involves modules and macro programming, and it is, in fact, generally useful.

The implementation is in the hooves/class-utils module. If you want to follow along, setup your Gazelle implementation as described in a previous post. You can just look at the code that is in the repository at "scripts/hooves/class-utils.gazelle", or you can create your own version of the file and put it someplace else in the "scripts" hierarchy.

An Empty Module

We begin with an empty module:

(module
 (("hooves/hooves" :all))

)

Where we are importing all identifiers from the "hooves/hooves" module. Starting with the latest version of Gazelle, this module includes function definitions for all the javascript operators. It is somewhat expensive, in terms of compilation, to include a module, and you almost always want to use the operator functions and "hooves", which contains more basic utils, that I felt it was a good idea to just combine them.

Our class system is going to borrow liberally from that described by Kevin Lindsey here. The internet, as a collective organism, seems to think that Kevin's implementation is more or less the right one. So the first thing we can do is give credit where it is due, by adding the following to the empty module:

(module
 (("hooves/hooves" :all))

 (comment
  "A simple class system based on Kevin Lindsey's code:"
  "http://www.kevlindev.com/tutorials/javascript/inheritance/"))

The comment form will render its string values into Javascript comments, in case anyone looks at the js code directly.

Now, we could use Gazelle's include-js form to include Kevin's Javascript directly. We'd need to put it in a file next to the Gazelle code, and refer to it there, but let's port the implementation of the basic extend operation to Gazelle itself.

Extend

(module
 (("hooves/hooves" :all))

 (comment
  "A simple class system based on Kevin Lindsey's code:"
  "http://www.kevlindev.com/tutorials/javascript/inheritance/"))

 (define+ (extend sub-class base-class)
   (comment "extend sub-class base-class: "
            "Where both sub-class and base-class are constructors, extend"
            "contrives that sub-class will be a sub class of base-class, "
            "able to access its methods and values.")
   (var inheritance (lambda () undefined))
   (set! inheritance.prototype base-class.prototype)
   (set! sub-class.prototype (new inheritance))
   (set! sub-class.prototype.constructor sub-class)
   (set! sub-class.super-constructor base-class)
   (set! sub-class.super-class base-class.prototype))

Briefly, we are creating a stub-constructor in the variable inheritance, which we use create a clean prototype and constructor for instances of that class. We then ensure that the inheritance chain is set up appropriate for the stub. If you are interested in all the sordid details of why such an approach is needed in Javascript, read Kevin's tutorial. Javascript gives me a headache!

Recall that `define+` defines an external function to the module. We could basically stop here, since this basic solution gives you most of what you want. You can say things like:


(require
 (("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("hooves/class-utils" :all)
  ("jquery/jquery" (:as $)))

 (console.log "Testing class system.")

 (define (Person first-name last-name)
   (set! this.first-name first-name)
   (set! this.last-name last-name))

 (define (Employee first-name last-name company)
   (Employee.super-constructor.call this first-name last-name)
   (set! this.company company))

 (extend Person Employee)

 (var emp (new Employee "Jane" "Doe" "IBM"))

 (console.log (+ "instanceof emp Person: ") (instanceof emp Person))
 (console.log (+ "instanceof emp Employee: ") (instanceof emp Employee)))

And you will indeed see that emp is an instance of both Person and Employee.

Riding the Gazelle

If this were Javascript, we'd pretty much be done. We could write a few functions to shuffle things around, but we'd basically be stuck with a few ugly things leftover. For instance, it sort of sucks that we have to invoke the super-constructor with call, and that we have to refer to the employee super-class directly, given that we are in the constructor for Employee and so it is implicit what super class we want.

Gazelle is lispy enough that we can "fix" this with a macro. What we'd like to do is give a single form which let's us evaluate the code describing the constructor of a new class in a context where some conveniences are available. The macro will need to introduce some bindings before the body of the new constructor is run.

Consider the following implementation:

 (define-macro+ define-class ((! (non-kw-symbol class-name)) 
                              super-class 
                              (tail constructor-lambda-forms))
   (let ((impl-name (gensym (symbol-name class-name)))
         (cons-args (gensym "cons-args"))
         (temp-args (gensym "temp-args"))
         (self-holder (gensym "self"))
         (super-class-val (gensym "super-class")))
     `(_newline-sequence
       (var ,impl-name (lambda ,@constructor-lambda-forms))
       (var ,super-class-val ,super-class)
       (define ,class-name 
        (lambda ((tail ,cons-args))
            (var ,self-holder this)
            (set! this.super-constructor
               (lambda ((tail ,temp-args))
                  (.. ,super-class-val (apply ,self-holder ,temp-args))))
            (set! this.super (.. ,super-class-val prototype))
            (.. ,impl-name (apply this ,cons-args))
            this))
       (.. (from "hooves/class-utils" extend) 
            (call null ,class-name ,super-class-val)))))

We define an external macro called define-class, which inserts a series of expressions separate by newlines into the compiled code. The first two are temporary variables which contain the implementation of the new class's constructor and the super-class, which might, after all, be an arbitrary expression in the macro expression. We want the value of that expression to use in the rest of the expansion. We then use define to create the new class constructor. The constructor is just a shim: it captures the arguments passed to it, creates a self binding, and adds a binding to a function to this, under super-constructor that just passes its arguments to the super class constructor, with the appropriate this.

We also give this.super a binding to the superclass prototype, so that methods can easily invoke superclass methods. The only wrinkle here is that we use (from "hooves/utils" ...) to invoke the function extend from this module.

For good measure, let's write one more macro that helps us conveniently define sub-class methods.

The idea is similar to that above: we want a form which allows the user to define a method, and in the body of that method, we want (super-method arg1 ... argN) to refer to the superclass method of the same name.

Consider:

 (define-macro+ define-method (class method-name (tail lambda-part))
   (let ((class-value (gensym "class-value"))
         (super-method (gensym "super-method"))
         (args (gensym "args"))
         (explicit-this (gensym "explicit-this")))
     `(_newline-sequence
       (var ,class-value ,class)
       (var ,super-method
            (if (&& 
                     (defined? (.. ,class-value super-class))
                    (defined? (.. ,class-value super-class ,method-name)))
                (lambda ((tail ,args))
                  (.. (.. ,class-value super-class ,method-name)
                      (apply this ,args)))
              (lambda ((tail ,args))
                (_throw (+ 
                  "No superclass method "
                 ',method-name
                 " in class " ,class-value)))))
       (set! (.. ,class-value prototype ,method-name)
             (lambda ((tail ,args))
               (var ,explicit-this this)
               (var super-method 
                      (lambda ((tail ,args))
                            (.. ,super-method (apply ,explicit-this ,args))))
               (..
                (lambda ,@lambda-part) (apply this ,args)))))))

This macro pre-calculates the super method so that we don't waste time doing that on each invokation. The implementation throws an error if no super method exists and one is called, but it might be more appropriate to look up the method at call time in that case. In any case, there is a bit of misdirection as we set up the environment where the lambda will execute, but the upshot is that super-method invokes the super method.

Testing

We will adapt the main.gazelle that Gazelle ships with, and use the example.html file to test this code:

(comment "main.gazelle")
(require
 (("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("hooves/class-utils" :all)
  ("jquery/jquery" (:as $)))

 (console.log "Testing class system.")

 (define-class Person Object (first-name last-name)
   (set! this.first-name first-name)
   (set! this.last-name last-name)
   this)

 (define-method Person to-string
   ()
   (+ "Don't shoot, I'm "
      this.first-name " "
      this.last-name "!"))

 (define-class Employee Person (first-name last-name company)
   (this.super-constructor first-name last-name)
   (set! this.company company)
   this)

 (define-method Employee to-string
   ()
   (+ (super-method) 
    "  Plus, I work for " 
       this.company 
       "."))

 (define (newline)
   (.. ($ "body") 
        (append ($ "<br>"))))

 (.. ($ "body") 
       (append "Hello World."))
 (newline)
 (.. ($ "body") 
       (append (+ "" 
        (new Person "James" "Cooper"))))
 (newline)
 (var card 
   (new Employee "Orson" "Card" "IBM"))
 (.. ($ "body") 
      (append (+ "" card)))
 (newline)
 (.. ($ "body") 
      (append (+ "instanceof card Person is " 
              (instanceof card Person))))
 (newline)
 (.. ($ "body") 
      (append (+ "instanceof card Employee is " 
              (instanceof card Employee)))))

When you run this, you should see strings appear in the browser window indicating that our inheritance hierarchy is in place and that we can invoke super methods by using super-method.

That's all folks!


          Gazelle: Modules and Macros and Hygiene, Oh My!   

In my last post I gave a guided tour of using Gazelle's module system, and while I mentioned that one can use define-macro+ to define an external macro, I did not provide an example. Turns out that macros and module systems interact in ways that require some thought. This post describes, via an example, how Gazelle attempts to resolve this tension.

The Surface Problem

Suppose we want to add a type safe delay operation to Javascript. A not typesafe delay operation, the lambda with no arguments containing the expression we want to delay, presents itself immediately, but such delays are not easily distinguishable from regular functions, and we may wish to delay functions in certain contexts where we wish to accept functions, delayed functions, or other kinds of delayed things. Which is to say that we want to have a new class with its own prototype we can use for dispatching which implements delay.

(module ()
  (define (Delay fun-value)
    (set! this.function fun-value)
    this)

  (set! Delay.prototype.force 
   (lambda () (this.function))))

So far so good, now Delay objects are instanceof Delay. We can dispatch with pattern matching, using the instanceof pattern, for instance.

So what about some syntactic sugar? As it stands, we construct a new Delay like so:

(new Delay (lambda () some-expression))

But this is a bit redundant - delays should really be syntatically like a lambda without an argument list, eg:

(delay some-expression)

Luckily, we have a Lisp, so we are tempted to write the following macro:

(define-macro+ delay (expr)
 `(new Delay (lambda () ,expr)))

This expression defines an external macro called delay which appears to expand in a straightforward manner to an appropriate invocation of new. But this is unfortunately not the case ...

What's in a Name?

So what is wrong with our macro, above? Well, if we use that macro like this:

(require (("delay/delay" :all))
  (var d (delay 10))
  (d.force))

We are in the clear. But if we are a bit more careful/clever:

(require (("delay/delay" (:as ($ delay))))
  (var d ($ 10))
  (d.force))

Where the require form now imports only the delay macro, and renames it $, we will get an error that there is no constructor corresponding to Delay, because we haven't imported any such binding from the delay module. An error immediately on invocation of new is the best outcome, in fact: if some other value is floating around bound to Delay, we might have to wait until a very confusing moment to find out there is a problem.

The problem is that macro expansion takes place in the module the macro is expanded in, and symbols in a macro expansion refer to symbols in that module, not the symbols in the module where the macro was defined.

Of course if your macros never want to "capture", then you don't encounter this problem. For instance, we could have written delay like this instead:

(define-macro+ delay (constructor expr)
  `(new ,constructor (lambda () ,expr)))

Where we require the user to pass the constructor, presumably Delay, to the macro to ensure that it expands correctly. I felt that this was particularly ridiculous in this instance, because it reduces delay to an alias for new with the restriction of a single argument.

The Better Solution

The other alternative is to somehow allow the user to qualify which value or macro their macro expansions refer to. In Gazelle, you do this in the following way:

(define-macro+ delay (expr)
  `(new (from "delay/delay" Delay) (lambda () ,expr)))

Where we use the special form from to refer to values from a specific module, regardless of where the macro is expanded. Indeed, from can be used in ordinary code to refer to module level values at any time. Only public module objects and macros can be referred to.

So how does this solution stack up?

  1. The Good: Obviously the ability to refer to specific values from specific modules despite the expansion environment is almost required for meaningful macros.

  2. The Bad: However, resolving the issue of macro hygiene at only module-level granularity falls pretty far short of the nicer properties of hygienic macros or the implicit properties of Common Lisp Style macros.

  3. The Ugly: You've got to remember to qualify your macro expansions when you want the module behavior, AND the from syntax incurs a slight run time penalty for run-time values, because they are looked up via require.js at each use. Presumably, this lookup is cached in require.js and so should not be a big penalty. Still!

Conclusions

The solution outlined above is a reasonable compromise. The implementation of Gazelle, which uses the Emacs Lisp Reader, would have to be significantly more complex to support full macro hygiene (also, I don't yet know how to do that).

The important thing is that this solution enables most of what you want for certain kinds of macros. Probably in the next iteration of Gazelle, I'll think of something a little nicer.


          Covering the Alphabet: A Complete Gazelle Use Example   
Today I'll be demonstrating how one can set up a complete project in Gazelle, including the use of the module system. In the last month I've been developing a simple game using Gazelle and Gazelle has developed significantly during that process. Things have finally settled down enough that a demonstrating is meaningful.

Setting Up

You'll need GNU Emacs, which hosts the entire project.
You'll also need this repository and shadchen-el.
you@home:~$ cd emacs-code # or wherever you put your emacs stuff
you@home:~/emacs-code$ git clone https://github.com/VincentToups/shadchen-el.git
you@home:~/emacs-code$ git clone  https://github.com/VincentToups/gazelle.git
Then, in your emacs configuration, either .emacs.d/init.el or .emacs add lines to the effect of:
(push "~/emacs-code/shadchen-el/" load-path)
(push "~/emacs-code/gazelle/" load-path)
If you want to use Gazelle you then must, at some point, (require 'gazelle). This will also define a gazelle mode with some handy keybindings and syntax highlighting.
I recommend byte-compiling the whole of Gazelle and Shadchen. scratch.el from the Gazelle repository contains code for doing that for Gazelle. Shadchen is just one file, shadchen.el, and is easier to byte compile.

Our Goal

My spouse is learning sign language. She had an assignment for class that required her to spell three words in front of the class and she thought it might be fun to try and pick three words that covered the entire alphabet, if this is even possible.
We are going to write a Gazelle project that displays three text input areas and updates, in real time, a display of the all the letters of the alphabet that are not used. That way you can experiment with different combinations of words to try and get as many letters as possible.

Getting Started

First create a new directory for your project, eg:
# mkdir -p src/gazelle/three-words 
# cd src/gazelle/three-words
Then, inside that directory, create a scripts directory. We want to create symbolic links to the Gazelle standard library, called hooves and to the Gazelle stub library that allows you to use jquery. When you deploy the project, you'll use cp -rL to copy the contents of those directories instead of the symbolic links.
# mkdir scripts && cd scripts
# ln -s $GAZELLE_PATH/scripts/hooves hooves
# ln -s $GAZELLE_PATH/scripts/jquery jquery
You'll also need require.js, which you can link to in the Gazelle repository:
# ln -s $GAZELLE_PATH/scripts/require.js require.js
Finally, create a main.gazelle file. This will be our entry point.
# touch main.gazelle
We'll come back to main.gazelle in a second, but first we have to make our page. Go up one directory, to the project directory, and create an index.html file and fill it in with this:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Cover the Alphabet</title>
    <link href="css/toast.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="css/styles.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
    <!-- data-main attribute tells require.js to load
         scripts/main.js after require.js loads. -->
    <script data-main="scripts/main.js" src="scripts/require.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="wrap">
      <div class="grids">
        <div class="grid-12">
          <h1 class="title">Find Three Words Covering the Alphabet</h1>
        </div>
        <div class="grid-12">
          <div class="label">The Leftover Letters: </div>
          <div id="letters" class="letter-list">abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz</div>
        </div>
        <div class="grid-4">Word 1:<input class="word" id="word-1"></input></div>
        <div class="grid-4">Word 2:<input class="word" id="word-2"></input></div>
        <div class="grid-4">Word 3:<input class="word" id="word-3"></input></div>
      </div>
    </div>

</html>
Absolutely critical here is:
<script data-main="scripts/main.js"
        src="scripts/require.js"></script>
This is the require.js entry point, which tells the browser that main.js, which will be generated from main.gazelle, is the entry point for the Javascript to run on this page.
I'm using the Toast grid framework and some custom css, which you can download in the repository here, but this project will run without that stuff, it just won't look nice. The operative elements here are the one with the id "letters", which will contain the leftover letters of the alphabet, and the elements with class "word".
Ok! Our HTML page is set up, now open up main.gazelle in your browser.

main.gazelle

Gazelle does not provide default definitions of functions corresponding to operators, like +, -, <, etc. So the first thing we need to do is require the modules from hooves that define operator functions.
N.B.: require in require.js is a function, but it is a macro in Gazelle.
(require 
 (("hooves/operator-functions" :all)
  ("hooves/hooves" :all))

  (console.log (+ "Hello " "World!")))
require, in Gazelle, takes a list of module require forms as its first arguments. The rest of the form constitutes the body to be executed in the context of those requirements. Here we require two modules, hooves/operator-functions and hooves/hooves, which defines utility functions and macros. :all after each indicates that we want to use all of the exported objects from those modules under the names that those modules use. We could use only a subset by specifying an (:as (local-name module-name) ...) form instead.
We can now compile this project and test the results. Invoke the transcoder by invoking gz:transcode-this-file, bound to C-c C-k in gazelle-mode. Gazelle uses module dependencies to guide the build process, so when using the module system, one need only compile main.gazelle, any modules that are required and that have changed in some way will be recompiled.
(N.B.: Gazelle will ask you, the first time you compile, to enter your project directory. It should be the scripts directory, which is the default response. You can change it later by invoking gz:set-project-directory, if you want to switch to a new project.)
Now direct your browser to index.html and open up your debugger. You should see Hello World!, which means that our module system is working, because + is a function defined in operator-functions. Without that requirement, this code would generate an error.

Solving our Problem

Ok, let's get to work. The basic operation here is to take one string and remove all the letters from it that occur in another string. This is a set-diff function. Easy to write, but where do we put it?
We could just write that code in our main.gazelle, but let's use the module system, why not. Use emacs to open a file called scripts/three-words/three-words.gazelle. Because Emacs is awesome, it will prompt you to create the directory by entering M-x create-directory ENTER ENTER, which you should do. Then add the following to the file:
(module 
 (("hooves/operator-functions" :all)
  ("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("jquery/jquery" :all))

 (define (set-diff set1 set2)
     (var out [:])
     (for* ((index element) :in set1)
           (var i (set2.index-of element))
           (if (=== i -1)
               (out.push element)))
     out))
This code is a straightforward module. The first form is the same as the first form in a require, it indicates that in this module we depend on and use the operator functions and the hooves module, as well as jquery.
The define form introduces a private function which calculates a set difference. Inside the module we refer to it with set-diff, but no one outside the module can access it. The function returns the elements in set1 that are not in set2, as an array.
We can now write the real work horse, a function which reads the strings from our word inputs, concatenates them, and then removes all those letters from the complete alphabet, before setting the text of the correct HTML element, with jquery, to the result.
Add this to the module body:
(define all-letters "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz")
(define+ (update-letters)
   (var letters (Array.prototype.join.call
                 (.. ($ ".word") 
                     (map (lambda (index input-element)
                            (.. ($ input-element) (val)))))
                 ""))
   (.. ($ "#letters")
       (text (.. (set-diff all-letters letters) (join "")))))
We've used define again to declare a private local variable containing the alphabet.
Then we use define+, note the +, to define an external function which does the work. The interior of the function is standard jquery stuff: find the input elements by their class, collect their values, concatenate them, use set-diff to find the leftover alphabet letters, and then set the "letters"'s text to the result.
(N.B. Gazelle's modules can scope both values and macros. define-macro+ defines an external macro inside a module.)
Now our module is complete. All that remains is to use it in main.gazelle. Edit main.gazelle until it looks like this:
(require 
 (("jquery/jquery" :all)
  ("hooves/hooves" :all)
  ("hooves/operator-functions" :all)
  ("three-words/three-words" :all))

 ($ (lambda ()
      (window.set-interval update-letters 250))))
And then recompile it (C-c C-k). Gazelle can tell you've added a module dependency and it can tell that that module needs to be compiled. It takes care of it for you.
Redirect your browser to the page you and you should be able to interactively type words into one of the three boxes and see the list of letters updated.
Here is an IFrame of the project running on my personal site, procyonic.

Deployment

Gazelle is meant to work in such a way that the resulting Javascript code can be deployed without any knowledge of Gazelle whatsoever. Simply copy the project to the place you want to host the page, and everything should work. The host does not need Emacs or any other Gazelle dependencies.

Conclusions!

You can test out my version of the code here or look at the entire project in the examples directory of the Gazelle github.
I've also started work on a manual for the Gazelle project, which should solidify the documentation significantly. I've used Gazelle to write a large amount of code at this point and I am sure that it could be used by other programmers meaningfully soon, so documentation is a major priority.
Thanks for reading!

PS - Finding three such words is impossible!  See pangrams.


          Alibaba to launch product similar to Amazon Echo: source   
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd would launch a product mimicking Amazon.com Inc's "Echo" next week, according to a source familiar with the matter.

"Amazon Echo", launched in 2014, is a speaker which one can leave on all day and give voice commands to, similar to Siri on an Apple Inc iPhone.

Alibaba's new product would be made available only in China and speak only Mandarin, the source told Reuters.

Apple and Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, have unveiled products similar to Echo with the HomePod and Google Home.

The Information, a technology website, was the first to report the news on Thursday.

Alibaba did not immediately respond to a request for comment, outside business hours.


          Game of Thrones and Westworld Panels to Appear at San Diego Comic-Con   
Game of Thrones and Westworld Panels to Appear at San Diego Comic-Con
HBO will be bringing their series giants, Game of Thrones and Westworld, to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Both of these panels, especially Game of Thrones, are sure to be insanely popular with guests. Listed below are the schedules for the panels.Friday, July 21The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:30 p.m. will be moderated by a special guest from Westeros. Panelists include cast members (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). Autograph signing is at 3:30 p.m.Saturday, July 22The WESTWORLD panel in Hall H at 4:15 p.m. will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician and comedian Reggie Watts. Panelists include: creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy; and cast members (in alphabetical order) Ben Barnes (Logan), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), James Marsden (Teddy), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), Rodrigo Santoro (Hector), Angela Sarafyan (Clementine), Jimmi Simpson (William), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Shannon Woodward (Elsie) and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.The autograph signings will take place at the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con's ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.GAME OF THRONES fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @GameofThrones and use #GoTSDCC to join the conversation.WESTWORLD fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @WestworldHBO and use #WestworldSDCC to join the conversation. Sign up for special announcements at DiscoverWestworld.com.PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change. 

          Auszeichnung für Deutschlands Digitalisierungselite: Das sind die Gewinner des Digital Leader Award 2017 (FOTO)   
Dimension Data Germany AG & Co.: Bad Homburg (ots) - - Bestnoten für erfolgreiche Digitalisierungsprojekte (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge): Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Continental AG, Erwin Renz Metallwarenfabrik GmbH & Co KG, Lufthansa Innovation ...
          Japanese children learn to write through rhythm   
How do we learn to write? A Japanese study looked at the development of writing skills in Japanese first-grade students, and revealed aspects of handwriting development that have been largely neglected in research carried out in Latin alphabet communities.
          Building your symbol library   
I do a lot of work with symbols, and I find them to be not only really versatile but also with a depth of meaning that can be built up in layers.  But symbols have their weakness, and many times the more simple the symbol, the harder it can be to use them in ways that go beyond the obvious.

Symbols are mainly used in two ways:  they can be used in magic or writing to represent an idea or concept and they can be used as messages from the divine that we interpret.  The more fluent we are with the symbol, the more information we can gain from it when it pops up in our life (whether out in our daily life or as part of a divination system).  And the more different ways we can use the symbol in our practice and spell work.

Take for example the money symbol:  $.  When we see it, we think of money, often specifically of dollar bills.  If we were to start seeing this symbol repeatedly in our daily life, we may jump to the idea that money will be coming our way.  But money can also represent things like:  power, freedom, responsibility or fun.  And if we look at the symbol itself, we could see it as a snake and staff, a crossed through S or a broken infinity symbol.

The more you work with the symbols you use, the more different ways you can understand them.  I am a huge believer in the power of stories.  For me, learning the stories behind things help me remember them much easier.  So when I work with learning symbols, I am always looking for the story.  I want to know why a thing means what it means.  I want to learn all the interesting facts about a symbol.


One of the first proper symbol sets I worked with was the Futhark Runes.  I actually learned them as an alphabet first, which I used for a lot of my early magical writing.  But then I started to learn the meanings of each of the runes, and they became a sort of magical shorthand.  Instead of spelling out the things I wanted to represent with runes, I would find runes that represented the ideas I wanted to call upon, and I would use those runes in my work.  At this point, my understanding of the runes was very rudimentary, I had a keyword for each one and that was about it.

It was many years before I began a true inquiry into the runes and their deeper meaning.  And once I did, I was hooked.  I started looking at some of the larger lists of correspondences for each rune, and some of them confused me.  I didn't understand, for example, why Fehu was known as 'Cattle' but represented wealth, or how Gebo represented both 'Gift' and exchange.  I also had a really hard time remembering the different rune names and which one meant which thing.

And that was because I was looking at their meanings as simply lists of ideas.  I wasn't connecting the ideas to the rune, and I definitely wasn't finding stories about the ideas.  Once I started looking at the shape of the rune symbol, and actually sitting down and journaling about what the shape looked like to me, what it might mean, and how that fit with the accepted meaning of the rune, that is when things started to come together.

Another thing that was really helpful to me was finding a couple of different sources where people shared their own stories about the runes.  Being able to read a short guided meditation about the rune, or read legends and folklore that was related to the runes helped me see the connections, so that now when I look at one of the rune symbols, I start thinking of different stories and ideas that are connected to them.  I still look things up, but now I am more likely to turn to my own notes and journal pages than a published book or website, because I have built up my own connections and reflections on the runes.

Last year I started working with the WomanRunes which is another rune system, though one that takes a more feminine perspective.  But much like the runes, the symbols themselves are quite simple, and they each have a basic keyword that they are associated with.  I really enjoyed them from the start, I like that there are some really great ideas represented with these runes (like Labor or Laughter).  But again, much like with the Futhark Runes, they really came alive for me once I had gone deep with them.  I took an immersion class, where I spent time with each rune, exploring them from my own perspective with journal and art prompts.  And even now, when I see other people share their experiences with the WomanRunes, I grow my understanding even more.

I just ordered a batch of charms, which I am using as the base for a Trinket oracle (which may actually stay a charm oracle, I kind of like the uniformity of having them all be charms).  I bought my batch blind and random (though I did request more nature/animal charms, and the seller was amazing in fulfilling that), so I am in the process of becoming familiar with the charms and what they might mean to me.  Some of the charms are simple and obvious.  There is a little spiral, the word 'love' and a bicycle.  But there are also several varieties of leaves and trees.  So I see a good bit of research in my future (which I am excited about....yes I'm one of those people who likes researching new things!)

But even with initial impressions, there are several charms that stand out.  There is an elephant charm, but it has sort of crazy eyes and big circles on it's body.  I immediately connected it with the pink elephants from Dumbo...so that charm could be the energy of elephant for me, but it could also be imagination/creativity, or even a small touch of insanity.  There is a mouse charm, and if you look really closely he's holding a tiny cookie.  So now it's not just a mouse, but also represents an endless cycle (or toddler logic..)

Each charm will have it's own stories, it is up to me to uncover them.  And then, when I work with them, to figure out which story fits the situation.  Because I am a firm believer that symbols can have multiple and sometimes contradictory meanings.  Just because a symbol is connected with both life and death doesn't mean that it means both at the same time.  I don't think that anything in life is absolutely one dimensional, we just need to look harder to find the other perspectives of some things.

This past Yule a friend gave me a fascinating little game called Brainspin.  It comes with all these symbol cards, and the point of the game is to come up with as many things that the symbol on a card could represent in a limited amount of time.  It is really fun to play, not only to challenge yourself to break free from your first impressions (which is REALLY hard...especially since you know your on a time limit), but also to see what kind of connection other people come up with for the same symbol

But the process is a very useful tool.  You can apply the same principle to other symbols!  Give yourself a minute, and pick one symbol (whether it is a shape symbol like these ones or the runes or an item symbol like a turtle or an apple).  And then write down every thing that comes to your mind when you think/look at it.  Any connection you can come up with.  Perhaps Algiz looks like a chicken foot to you, or that 8 looks like a snowman.  A turtle could make you think of computer programing (wow am I showing my age....) or it could remind you of soup.

If you really want to go deeper, after you are done brainstorming, go through your list and journal about each thing.  Write about how it is connected to your original symbol, and what that might mean when you work with or receive the symbol. 

I also find this journaling process really good for coming to a deeper and more personal understanding of traditional symbol meanings.  Sometimes, when I am having trouble making connections with a traditional meaning, I'll sit down and work it out on paper.  I may write out a couple of different ways that the meaning and the symbol could be connected.  It might mean that I have to put myself in someone else's shoes, and pretend that I am someone who sees the connection and am trying to explain it to someone else (me!) who doesn't quite get it.

What is really interesting about this process, is even if you don't ever make the connections yourself, even if the traditional meaning never clicks for you, by writing about it, you are more likely to remember it.  If you just want to remember traditional meanings, sometimes you can take the 'ridiculous story' approach.  To do this, come up with the craziest explanation for why something means what it does that you can imagine.  Seriously the stranger and more outlandish the better.  This is the power of stories, and why learning stories behind things helps forge stronger connections.  Because stories are interesting, and the more interesting the story, the more likely you are to remember it.

So, whether you are picking up a new symbol (or set of symbols!) or just wanting to deepen your connection with the symbols you already work with, remember to seek out the stories!  Delve into the stories that are out there, but don't be afraid to make your own stories.  The more stories you have connected to a symbol, the more it will become a deep and meaningful addition to your toolbox, and the easier it will be to use it in different situations.
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          The future of 200 million Children: Right to Education   
Dear All,

India has around 230 million children currently in age group 6-16. In the next decade, all these would cross 16 years of age, and reach a stage where more formal education is practically impossible.

Of these, around 30 million would get a chance to study in reasonable to good to excellent quality schools, some in a few good Govt. schools, but mostly private fee charging schools, including those for upper income and elite groups.

Remaining 200 odd million, if ASER and other such official and non-official reports are correct, would receive very poor quality education in the bulk of average government schools or low cost private schools. With RTE provisions and criterion coming in force, it would not be legally feasible for low cost private schools to exist as recognized schools, so the bulk of responsibility of educating these 200 million children will be of Government Schools.

Most of us know, and agree, that average quality of education in most Government Schools is very bad, which means that 200 million of today's children will become adult without receiving a minimum quality school education, which will not only keep them poor and under-developed, but also lead to poor development of the country.

The only solution is to significantly improve the quality of Government schools, with 3-5 years.

I request and invite forum readers to give no more than 5 suggestions that would improve the quality of education in a time bound 3-5 years, so the improvements in learning levels of children can be measured in concrete manner, by ASER or NCERT studies.

I hope this exercise of sifting through various actionable ideas would not only show a way to move forward, it will also make "Improvements in Govt. Schools within 3-5 years', a declared and formal policy agenda of the Government.

Pankaj Jain
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/message/8163

Response to this mail (Right To Education):
1. All kids in a particular locality must attend the public school in that locality [Like you collect your ration from a PDS outlet in your area].

2. This will ensure children of MLA, MP, Collector and every other influential person enroll in the neighbourhood school only.

3. Standard of this school will improve overnight.

4. Last but not least.

What type of education we are imparting in the so called best schools?

Glorified Macaulay's clerks and herd to work as coolies and slaves to monied masters in alien lands and in Indian cities.

The whole system of education is irrelevent to the people at large.

Can a civil engg graduate from the IIT lay a single brick?

Can the agri graduate from any best agri college produce one grain of paddy?

Proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Sankara Narayanan

Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/message/8167

Sir,

none of your suggestions/ ideas is implementable in 3-5 years time.

it may be an ideal worth pursuing, but does not outline an agenda for action that will produce results in 3-5 years time, so the life of 200 million children of today will not be affected by this.

kindly address the specific problem of CURRENT CHILDREN.
Pankaj Jain
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

i view that we should think more seriously about the education our children
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Compulsory Character Building- Right To Education (RTE)

Right To Education (RTE) ensures compulsory and free education? Does it also ensure quality education? If yes does quality would mean to give first importance to bookish knowledge or first priority to character development?

In Hind Swaraj, Mahatma Gandhi categorically prescribed that character building is of utmost importance for a meaningful process of education. He quotes Professor Huxley who asserts that a man is an educated man whose body is the ready servant of his will and does with ease and pleasure all the work that as a mechanism it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine with all its parts of equal strength and in smooth working order...whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the fundamental truths of nature . . . whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience, who has learnt to hate all vileness and to respect others as himself. Such a one and no other, I conceive, has had a liberal education, for he is in harmony with nature.

From the above we do infer that body, mind and character building are the primary goals of education. Bookish knowledge could be a mere tool. In a further deterioration some of us are satisfied by mere literacy. Some others say that the development of 3Rs is enough. Some parents get satisfaction from the achievement of admission of their children into desired courses. Some teachers are just contented with the achieving of required criterion of pass percentages of their students. Some managements are proud of the academic results of their students in their schools in the Board examinations. Many employers look for those candidates who are skilled in their work areas. It is all painful. In this neo-liberal environment, some of these stakeholders give token importance to character building of their students. To put it strongly our nation is being cheated by these so-called well wishers.

There is no need to tell you the current stories of malpractices, cheating, deceptions, and frauds played by these so-called educated employees. We must create a new kind of man by seeking directions from our cultural roots where character building was given the most important component of life and hence, that of education too. Accordingly, we need not give importance to mere knowledge scores aiming for a knowledge society but rather we must give importance to the development of character aiming to develop a humane society. We must be careful to recognise that mere literacy skills and pure knowledge marks are harmful for the development of a humane society.

For the process of building a humane society, give importance to all the four pillars of education as enunciated by the Education Reform Commission chaired by Jacques Delors. The four pillars are: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be. We wish to reiterate that all four pillars are important otherwise the structure will surely fall. It is like taking a jump with full set of needed requirements to cross a stream; half-step jump over the stream is surely going to be disastrous. Let us understand the message from a letter[1] sent by an American Principal to his teaching staff on the first day of every academic year which illustrates this point.
Dear Teachers, “I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness: Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates. So, I am suspicious of education. My request is that teachers help students become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane”.


The RTE 2010 has ensured Right to Education, but we must ensure that it is real quality education with full emphasis on character development. The often lop-sided available left brain education must become whole brain education.
Let us look what is happening around us in a majority of cases. Inside schools parents need not push their children. They must stop solo-development of learning of academic subjects. Teachers must go beyond book oriented environments.
School employers should support their teachers on the basis of the requirements of National Curriculum Framework 2005. Higher education institutions like universities, IITs, IIMs, etc., must look into their admission criterion. Employers must give importance to character development.
Let us take care of our education system in a systemic manner.

Prof. B.K.Passi
Former UNESCO Chair
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Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

The most cost effective solution is at Rs 10 per child per day we can help them all become members of what we may call the moedrn times and explore their own potential.

The leadership in India has no track record of thinking beyond a 5 year plan. This requires thinking for the nation in at least 15 to 20 year cycle.

Try the One Laptop per Child approach and you would transformed a nation and all its children for the most affordable amount.
Satish Jha
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

So, what should Govt. do with Rs. 3650/- (365* 10) earmarked for each child.

Give the money to each parent to be spent on (?) food, health, education??? How do you ensure that it will be spent on child, and not on the drinking habit of father?

Give it as payment to any agency that guarantees assured quality education up to high school? (Practical examples exist, but you will be shouted down since this would be seen as privatization of education.)

You might have noted that Mumbai Municipal Corporation spends more than Rs. 40000/- on each child that is enrolled in its school, Ahmedabad Corporation spends around Rs. 20000/.

Pankaj
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Mr Jain,

My suggestions are as follows:

For the past 63 years we have tried several remedies to make India literate- universally. And have the success that we see. Nearly 96% are not "educated". They are merely literate. They do not contribute to the level of thinking this group engages in. They do not have the skills to be able to "office work" at any given level of benchmark. They live life differently. They have little skills that are valued by others beyond simply using their physical skills.

To change that requires a transformational change.
To be able to "learn how to learn" or "learning learning".
To be able to acquire skills as needed.
To be able to think about the world they live in.

The literacy campaign is about giving them one skill: an ability to read the alphabets, add a few simple numbers and may be put a signature that we cannot read.

The education campaign may be about going through a curriculum, as dated as CBSE or what have you.

But learning is a little different. Its an ability to undersatnd and know how to find out what is to be learnt and know how to reach there.

Today, technologies have made it possible to do so cheaply, a bit like cell phone. Just like 15 years ago it was incomprehensible to think that India could take the phones to villages and cell phones changed all that, today its not possible to think of "educating" everyone but OLPC has changed all that.

Now, if we use the OLPC approach, Rs 10 helps a child have a laptop, 230 applications, 100 digital books, a laptop they can maintain, that is connected even if there is no internet, can become the foundation on which education and learning can be built and the teachers begin to learn with the children at a pace they never did before.

Of course there will be individual variations that is natural no matter where one goes.

But this approach allows a child in a village with no electricity and usually no quality teachers to start learning a bit like they would in a privileged environment, of course without the benefit of sociology that privileges and affluence with bring them.

However, in acquiring skills, understating the world around them, in being curious and learning in a way that excites rather than as a regimented activity, OLPC has raised the bar and is making a couple million children explore the world like was unthinkable before its advent.

You may want to take a look at www.olpcindia.net and let us discuss on this forum how we can improve things.

Thanks so much
Satish Jha
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

dear satish ji

i fully agree with you u and want to add that along with literacy skills, thinking skills, work skills .. we must give not only equal but a much more importance to character building [it is difficult to define but important to do this work]

B.K.Passi

Somehow our NRI's have arrogated to themselves the power to rundown everyone in India as "leadership in India has no track record of thinking". With sone humility I submit that simplistic solutions are not the answer. We are dealing with 120 million children (more than the population of many countries).

Those seriously interested in the subject may write and request for some analysis. Also pl. visit the site of Right to Food campaign.

Ashok Rao
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Dear friends

i find it difficult to find right answers ---- some random thoughts in favor of plurality and decentralization

1= i hope and believe that Sarvodya Model for identifying management issues and for creating local solutions [not finding solutions] to the locally identified problems will work-- solutions should evolve through acceptable group dynamics
2= withdraw all the current uniform rules of bureaucracy
3= must introduce diversity / flexibility in management by and from parents
4= flexible procedures may be tried out but these must be based on local unanimity of decision making
5= on-going inclusive involvement of all parents alone is a must in all matters of schools [private or govt]
6= bring back autonomy like that of gurukul system, and have in teachers let our must country mature toward that goal
7= give reasonable financial advances to parents body [gram sabhahs, mohalla sabhahs]

Dr. B.K.Passi
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Dear Pankaj
let all goernment schools be developed to the comparable level of central schools.

ramesh patnaik
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Dear Naaz,

The effective and decentralized decision making at the level of even Taluka Panchayat, leave alone any lower level, is incompatibe with our current Government School system, which is designed as an integrated State level monopoly. Teachers are currently recruited by State system, and only posted at local body level. State level bodies take all critical decisions about the curriculum and resource-budget use.

Transferring effective control over education to Panchayat body would require major restructuring that would be fierecely opposed by teachers' unions, and frankly, it would end up promoting PPP school model, which is easy to control by a local body. I am not sure, many forum members really want that.

The brass-track of performance linked budget can vary, but in essence the budget would be approved for agencies with track record of qualiy performance, and renewal of budget over years, would be conditional to children attaining specified learning norms.

pankaj

Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/
My suggestions are:

1. All teachers' vacancies should be filled as soon as possible. All contract teachers should be replaced by permanent teachers.

2. In schools where the student-teacher ratio is good, naturally the quality is better. Instead of having a school in every km, the rule should be a classroom for every 30 underprivileged children in the locality.

3. The government should set up a department in each panchayat/municipality that would do quarter-yearly door-to-door surveys to determine the status of children in the society. This department will identify out-of-school children and dropouts.

4. Class 1 should be dedicated to teaching children their mother tongue.

5. The syllabus in all schools - CBSE, ICSE or state - should be unified. If members of all these boards participate in the making of the syllabus, the resultant syllabus will be good. Teachers may be used to rot learning techniques. They should be trained to do their jobs without rot learning.


There are more things that need to be done. Hygiene, for example, is invariably terrible in all schools. Then the training of teachers - the SET exam syllabus. I have no idea how to change anything here. But they should consult experts in education and train teachers for their job.

I do not have the mail id to forward this to anyone. Can you do it for me? Also, should i ask others to participate?

Regards
archana
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

this is the most importatn and fundamental suggestion [ i agree with it totally]
Class 1 should be dedicated to teaching children their mother tongue.[through mother tongue]
B.K.Passi
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Yes I would add that this must be done apto atleast 7th class. Other langauages can be taught but Hindi should not be imposed on children at the expense of their mother tongue.

The problem of India is language and caste

KSRao


Kalluri Subba Rao., Ph.D., D.Sc.(IISc),FAS-AP, FAMS., FNASc.,FNA.Hon.Professor & INSA-Senior Scientist,Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) , Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500085. Email:ksrsl@yahoo.com
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Dear All,

I have just returned from a long travel and eversince I have been mulling over this. I have read all the suggestions made so far. They are good.

Yes, high time we worked with a sense of purpose and met a deadline of minimum good quality education for 200 million children by 2020. As Pankaj says this is all the time we have before these children today in the age-group of 6-16 years reach a stage where more formal education is practically impossible.

If we fail to meet this deadline, we violate the fundamental right to education of as many as 200 million children and counting. Add to it the far reaching consequences the Country will have to face on the development front!

And, I hope, once a set of solutions is in sight, the media will play its part and prove itself for the children of India by actively tracking government pace and efforts to meet the dealine, just as it did for Delhi in case of the Common Wealth Games.

Now getting to the point, I humbly submit the following as the way to go in the next 3-5 years:

1. Put a cap on teacher transfers- a minimum of so many per state and no more. Transfers to be approved by the Chief Minister. The CMO to monitor teacher absenteeism and teacher punctuality, empowering SMC and Panchayat sub-committee on education for the purpose.

2. Give the same management autonomy as Kendriya Vidyalaya to the regular government schools.

3. Prestigious awards for best teacher in a cluster (CRC), best school, best SMC, best Panchayat, best block, best district and best state!

4. Plumbers (like electricity linesmen) to ensure proper working of drinking water facility in schools at all times. A sweeper per school to keep school premises and toilets clean. SMC to ensure consumables needed for maintenance and use are provided in case of both drinking water and toilets.

5. A children's group (a group for children that is their own i.e. one which is not formed and led by teachers but facilitated by them) in each school to discuss and share a range of issues affecting them within and outside the school. Regular formal opportunities for children through this group to present proposals to SMC and the government for implementation.

6. Education and related departments to ensure school facilities as mandated by the RTE is in place immediately - school library, computer room, playground etc.

Thank you and regards,

Naaz
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Sir/ Madam,

Most suggestions made for improving quality are good and in the right direction, but I am afraid that most of these may/ will not produce results in a time bound manner, so we shall keep loosing the future of those who keep crossing schooling threshold.

May be, a policy that links, say 5-10%, of budget to 'learning outcome', will have higher chance of success. When faced with the choice of not having money in the absence of success, mind and body will really concentrate to get the results. It simply means that a section will have to be set up in each State Government's education department to handle 5-10% of education budget that can be spent only when assured gains in children's learning takes place, assessed by an independent agency appointed by the Government.

Pankaj Jain
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Quote: "Assessed by an independent agency appointed by the Government".

Unquote: Sure way to kill the issue. Why the govt and its independent [?] agency?
We know how the govt selects the agencies.

PRI and civil society are not competent to verify the performance of schools in their locality!

British were telling us that we were incompetent to rule ourselves. Now educated pundits tell us
that the centralised govt, its corrupt bureaucracy and the 'independent' agencies [all the three are sucking aliens]
only know what is good for the people.

Lesser the govt and bureaucracy and least of the alien parasitical experts will ensure better life for the people.

Sankaran
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/

Dear Pankaj,

Let me also try delving into your suggestion and in the process also seek a few clarifications. Do you mean linking 5-10% of the teacher and education officials 'Salary' budget to 'learning outcome'? Are you pointing towards a policy of performance based salaries? If this is the case, may be raise the percentage higher? Going by your understanding that money is short and results are poor, the need is to apply more pressure to get everyone on their feet.

And, I should think, the 'Assessment' can be done by an independent agency appointed by an all party parliamentary committee advised by non-governmental education experts/practitioners of the Country. NGO partners of the government would also like to stay out of this to make the whole enquiry impartial.

I agree with all the issues raised by members following your response to my mail.

Thank you and regards,

Naaz

Dear Naaz,

My suggestion has some nuances, though broadly, you get the drift of thinking.

I mean performance linked budget. It is difficult to link salary to performance, because the performance is produced by too many interacting people, some of whom perform well and some do not. Further, it is possible to show that apparently each has performed minimally well, still the minimum desired results are not produced. Knowing a bit about the way system function, I feel that accountability has to be pitched at the level of head of a system-group of people, who will take responsibility to deliver agreed results for a given budget.

My feeling is that linking more than 5-10% budget to outcome will not be politically feasible, so let us keep it realistic.

Regarding assessment, your way of thinking is absolutely right.

Pankaj

Education is a state subject. What is the role of a Parliamentary Committee here?

It is a great injustice that education has been included in the concurrent list.
It must be set right at once.

Even state ministers and secys do not understand the dist-wise educational needs.
How can a Kapil Sibal and a few ivory tower secys in Delhi understand what type of education is
needed by my village, taluk and dist?

India is a sub-continent. You can't have a uniform syllabus from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Education is for creative living. Definitely not to create rank slaves and cyber coolies to serve
alien banias within and without.

Our educational system only can produce a Vice Chancellor [Anna University] who has the audacity
to defend the donation collected from Dow Chemicals.

You need such education?

Sankaran

Dear All,

I would rather that Education is a Panchayat/Local bodies subject, which it actually is, under the 73rd/74th Amendment of the Constitution of India, but is not (in implementation), because States and the Centre oppose the idea tooth and nail. States reverse any effort aimed at panchayat meaningfully assuming charge of primary education. In the process the educational needs of economically and socially marginalised communities remain un-addressed. Just now we have Centre, State and Local Bodies run schools and they are all at different levels, in my experience the Centre run schools in high priority compared to the State and Local Bodies run schools.

But on the issue of performance linked budget, Pankaj, please explain the brass-tacks of the whole thing. How do you visualise it could happen? What would it involve?

Regards,

Naaz


Dear Naaz,

The effective and decentralized decision making at the level of even Taluka Panchayat, leave alone any lower level, is incompatibe with our current Government School system, which is designed as an integrated State level monopoly. Teachers are currently recruited by State system, and only posted at local body level. State level bodies take all critical decisions about the curriculum and resource-budget use.

Transferring effective control over education to Panchayat body would require major restructuring that would be fierecely opposed by teachers' unions, and frankly, it would end up promoting PPP school model, which is easy to control by a local body. I am not sure, many forum members really want that.

The brass-track of performance linked budget can vary, but in essence the budget would be approved for agencies with track record of qualiy performance, and renewal of budget over years, would be conditional to children attaining specified learning norms.

pankaj

Dear Prof Rao,

I beg to disagree with your statement. Our languages are not problems. They are our proud heritage.

Caste is our worst curse. Imposing English and Hindi is equally a curse.

A Polish scholar who extensively toured our countryside decalared, "English is a Cross on Indian children". Definitely not our languages.

Sankara Narayanan

Dear Sir,

I agree in toto with Mr. Sankara Narayanan that caste is our worst curse - a virus for which there is no medicine and prescription. In the morning when you switch on the TV you find great Pandits teaching: feed a dog, give milk to a cat and to a snake, throw oil somewhere, wear this or that color outside and a different inside .... are the ones responsible for such a mess in this country.

You may soon see some articles written by me on this subject in some news papers. We are sick minded people and are breeding sickness of the highest order in the minds of our generations and we call them as future of this country. Today,Bharat Mata is in tears when she is seeing the phenomenon of 'Honor Killings' which is solely driven by casteism and communalisation of the socieities. Who is responsible for all this? A question to be answered by over 1 Billion people of this country.

My regards

P.S.NAROTRA

Dear Pankaj,

I am unable to understand the rationale of asking others for suggestions, when you proceed to ignore everything others suggest. However, since you seem to have an idea of investing a tenth of the budget on “learning outcomes” measured by “standardized testing”, it would be useful to understand what sort of activities would you intend those to be- that is apart from the hiring of trained teachers, strengthening teacher training, strengthening decentralization and accountability mechanisms and ensuring availability of learning materials (and overall school infrastructure) in the classroom. All of these have been suggested by multiple posters on this forum and have been rejected by you as inadequate and/or impractical.

However, while you go on to describe your agenda, a quick comment on the use of standardized testing to measure quality. It is arguably the most highly opposed policy in the west (googling for costs of high stakes testing gives 120,000 hits in 0.17 seconds). These include, discrimination against schools with minority (read dalit) populations (which would start with lower test scores), discrimination against minority (read dalit and adivasi) pupils who potentially may pull the school result down, promotion of cheating and corruption (to ensure that the result is maintained), pulling precious resources from teaching (which improves performance) to testing (which only measures it), and has negative impact on the child’s morale (having low performance drilled into you every time), impacting the ability of teachers to innovate (since they have to teach for the “test”) and has converted the process of education into merely achieving marketable basic competencies (in contrast to holistic child development). Thing is, apart from all this- it is also questionable if the learning levels are actually improving across the board. Consequently, it would be essential to take the current enthusiasm about “testing”, “outcomes” and other related issues with a pinch of salt learning from the countries where this practice was started first.
Anjela R V Taneja
Program Officer, Education Theme,
ActionAid India Country Office
Mobile: 09958087043

Dear Anjela and All,

I do not have a solution to this big problem, I only have a concern which, I think, is shared by large many.

I tried to initiate the discussion to stimulate each other's thinking, and some of us might also act on these thoughts.

Regarding the specific idea of outcome assessment, it is only one systemic way to hold people accountable for their claims, whatever these are. If you have a better way to ensure accountability, which goes beyound unverifiable claims, please do share that with us all. Otherwise, the exercise would just remain empty slogans and claims. It alsoi brings into operation the concern to achieve the goal in a time-bound fashion.

Pankaj
Source: Shaheen Ansari, Right to Education, Arkitect India: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/
          Swiss Wall Art Print featuring culturally traditional dress drawn in a Russian matryoshka nesting doll shape by AmyPerrotti   

5.00 USD

This is my drawing in honor of the Swiss people. She is from my series of culturally inspired artwork featuring women and girls in traditional dress from around the world. To unify this series, and to celebrate women and their familial relationships, they are all drawn in the shape of a Russian nesting doll (AKA Matryoshka, babushka, stacking doll) for its maternal symbolism. The entire series can be found in this shop in alphabetical order.

Size choices:

8.5 x11 inch With a label (Name or Culture/Nationality). If you would like to personalize the print with a name, please choose "Labeled 8.5 x 11 inch" and leave me a name to add to the print or the print will say, "Swiss". To see an example of a labeled print, click on the second image above. Since the paper size is 8.5 x 11 inch, there is plenty of white border for 8 x 10 inch framing.

8.5 x 11 inch (without a label) Shown in third image above. Also has plenty of white border for 8 x 10 inch framing.

5 x 7 inch See third image above.

ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) A fun and affordable miniature art, the size of a baseball card (2.5 x 3.5 inch), to collect, display or trade. See third and fifth image above.

Close-Up 8.5 x11 inch (last image shown above). The paper size is 8.5" x 11" with a white border around image.

— s u g g e s t e d . u s e s —
Art collection + Girl’s room decor + Nursery decor + Baby shower gift + Mother’s Day gift + Celebrate cultural identity & heritage, diversity, adoption, girls, women, mother & sisterhood

— w h a t . t o . e x p e c t —
All prints are on archival matte paper, printed with an inkjet printer and high quality inks for beautiful color that resists fading. Your print will arrive signed and dated on the back, sealed in a cello sleeve (except the ACEO which I slip into a rigid, clear, top loading card holder) and placed in a sturdy envelope for mailing. I will send you a shipping notification (email) to let you know I’ve mailed your package. Normally I ship all non custom items within 2 days of receiving payment (unless one of those days is a US national holiday when post offices are closed). Saturday orders will be shipped on Monday.


          EU-Verfahren gegen Alphabet-Konzern: Unheimlich schöne neue Google-Welt   
Plattform-Anbieter wie Google und Facebook bringen viele Vorteile. Sie sollten nicht präventiv behindert werden. Ihre Existenz wirft aber Fragen auf zum Umgang mit Daten und zum effizienten Schutz des Wettbewerbs.
          Kids Red Bedroom Hidden Alphabets   

Big Find the Alphabets in kids red bedroom


          Dries Buytaert: Acquia's first decade: the founding story   

This week marked Acquia's 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary this week, I wanted to share some of the milestones and lessons that have helped shape Acquia into the company it is today. I hope that my record of Acquia's history not only pays homage to our incredible colleagues, customers and partners that have made this journey worthwhile, but that it offers honest insight into the challenges and rewards of building a company from the ground up.

A Red Hat for Drupal

In 2007, I was attending the University of Ghent working on my PhD dissertation. At the same time, Drupal was gaining momentum; I will never forget when MTV called me seeking support for their new Drupal site. I remember being amazed that a brand like MTV, an institution I had grown up with, had selected Drupal for their website. I was determined to make Drupal successful and helped MTV free of charge.

It became clear that for Drupal to grow, it needed a company focused on helping large organizations like MTV be successful with the software. A "Red Hat for Drupal", as it were. I also noticed that other open source projects, such as Linux had benefitted from well-capitalized backers like Red Hat and IBM. While I knew I wanted to start such a company, I had not yet figured out how. I wanted to complete my PhD first before pursuing business. Due to the limited time and resources afforded to a graduate student, Drupal remained a hobby.

Little did I know that at the same time, over 3,000 miles away, Jay Batson was skimming through a WWII Navajo Code Talker Dictionary. Jay was stationed as an Entrepreneur in Residence at North Bridge Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Boston. Passionate about open source, Jay realized there was an opportunity to build a company that provided customers with the services necessary to scale and succeed with open source software. We were fortunate that Michael Skok, a Venture Partner at North Bridge and Jay's sponsor, was working closely with Jay to evaluate hundreds of open source software projects. In the end, Jay narrowed his efforts to Drupal and Apache Solr.

If you're curious as to how the Navajo Code Talker Dictionary fits into all of this, it's how Jay stumbled upon the name Acquia. Roughly translating as "to spot or locate", Acquia was the closest concept in the dictionary that reinforced the ideals of information and content that are intrinsic to Drupal (it also didn't hurt that the letter A would rank first in alphabetical listings). Finally, the similarity to the world "Aqua" paid homage to the Drupal Drop; this would eventually provide direction for Acquia's logo.

Breakfast in Sunnyvale

In March of 2007, I flew from Belgium to California to attend Yahoo's Open Source CMS Summit, where I also helped host DrupalCon Sunnyvale. It was at DrupalCon Sunnyvale where Jay first introduced himself to me. He explained that he was interested in building a company that could provide enterprise organizations supplementary services and support for a number of open source projects, including Drupal and Apache Solr. Initially, I was hesitant to meet with Jay. I was focused on getting Drupal 5 released, and I wasn't ready to start a company until I finished my PhD. Eventually I agreed to breakfast.

Over a baguette and jelly, I discovered that there was overlap between Jay's ideas and my desire to start a "RedHat for Drupal". While I wasn't convinced that it made sense to bring Apache Solr into the equation, I liked that Jay believed in open source and that he recognized that open source projects were more likely to make a big impact when they were supported by companies that had strong commercial backing.

We spent the next few months talking about a vision for the business, eliminated Apache Solr from the plan, talked about how we could elevate the Drupal community, and how we would make money. In many ways, finding a business partner is like dating. You have to get to know each other, build trust, and see if there is a match; it's a process that doesn't happen overnight.

On June 25th, 2007, Jay filed the paperwork to incorporate Acquia and officially register the company name. We had no prospective customers, no employees, and no formal product to sell. In the summer of 2007, we received a convertible note from North Bridge. This initial seed investment gave us the capital to create a business plan, travel to pitch to other investors, and hire our first employees. Since meeting Jay in Sunnyvale, I had gotten to know Michael Skok who also became an influential mentor for me.

Wired interview
Jay and me on one of our early fundraising trips to San Francisco.

Throughout this period, I remained hesitant about committing to Acquia as I was devoted to completing my PhD. Eventually, Jay and Michael convinced me to get on board while finishing my PhD, rather than doing things sequentially.

Acquia, my Drupal startup

Soon thereafter, Acquia received a Series A term sheet from North Bridge, with Michael Skok leading the investment. We also selected Sigma Partners and Tim O'Reilly's OATV from all of the interested funds as co-investors with North Bridge; Tim had become both a friend and an advisor to me.

In many ways we were an unusual startup. Acquia itself didn't have a product to sell when we received our Series A funding. We knew our product would likely be support for Drupal, and evolve into an Acquia-equivalent of the RedHat Network. However, neither of those things existed, and we were raising money purely on a PowerPoint deck. North Bridge, Sigma and OATV mostly invested in Jay and I, and the belief that Drupal could become a billion dollar company that would disrupt the web content management market. I'm incredibly thankful for Jay, North Bridge, Sigma and OATV for making a huge bet on me.

Receiving our Series A funding was an incredible vote of confidence in Drupal, but it was also a milestone with lots of mixed emotions. We had raised $7 million, which is not a trivial amount. While I was excited, it was also a big step into the unknown. I was convinced that Acquia would be good for Drupal and open source, but I also understood that this would have a transformative impact on my life. In the end, I felt comfortable making the jump because I found strong mentors to help translate my vision for Drupal into a business plan; Jay and Michael's tenure as entrepreneurs and business builders complimented my technical strength and enabled me to fine-tune my own business building skills.

In November 2017, we officially announced Acquia to the world. We weren't ready but a reporter had caught wind of our stealth startup, and forced us to unveil Acquia's existence to the Drupal community with only 24 hours notice. We scrambled and worked through the night on a blog post. Reactions were mixed, but generally very supportive. I shared in that first post my hopes that Acquia would accomplish two things: (i) form a company that supported me in providing leadership to the Drupal community and achieving my vision for Drupal and (ii) establish a company that would be to Drupal what Ubuntu or RedHat were to Linux.

Acquia com march
An early version of Acquia.com, with our original logo and tagline. March 2008.

The importance of enduring values

It was at an offsite in late 2007 where we determined our corporate values. I'm proud to say that we've held true to those values that were scribbled onto our whiteboard 10 years ago. The leading tenant of our mission was to build a company that would "empower everyone to rapidly assemble killer websites".

Acquia vision

In January 2008, we had six people on staff: Gábor Hojtsy (Principal Acquia engineer, Drupal 6 branch maintainer), Kieran Lal (Acquia product manager, key Drupal contributor), Barry Jaspan (Principal Acquia engineer, Drupal core developer) and Jeff Whatcott (Vice President of Marketing). Because I was still living in Belgium at the time, many of our meetings took place screen-to-screen:

Typical work day

Opening our doors for business

We spent a majority of the first year building our first products. Finally, in September of 2008, we officially opened our doors for business. We publicly announced commercial availability of the Acquia Drupal distribution and the Acquia Network. The Acquia Network would offer subscription-based access to commercial support for all of the modules in Acquia Drupal, our free distribution of Drupal. This first product launched closely mirrored the Red Hat business model by prioritizing enterprise support.

We quickly learned that in order to truly embrace Drupal, customers would need support for far more than just Acquia Drupal. In the first week of January 2009, we relaunched our support offering and announced that we would support all things related to Drupal 6, including all modules and themes available on drupal.org as well as custom code.

This was our first major turning point; supporting "everything Drupal" was a big shift at the time. Selling support for Acquia Drupal exclusively was not appealing to customers, however, we were unsure that we could financially sustain support for every Drupal module. As a startup, you have to be open to modifying and revising your plans, and to failing fast. It was a scary transition, but we knew it was the right thing to do.

Building a new business model for open source

Exiting 2008, we had launched Acquia Drupal, the Acquia Network, and had committed to supporting all things Drupal. While we had generated a respectable pipeline for Acquia Network subscriptions, we were not addressing Drupal's biggest adoption challenges; usability and scalability.

In October of 2008, our team gathered for a strategic offsite. Tom Erickson, who was on our board of directors, facilitated the offsite. Red Hat's operational model, which primarily offered support, had laid the foundation for how companies could monetize open source, but were convinced that the emergence of the cloud gave us a bigger opportunity and helped us address Drupal's adoption challenges. Coming out of that seminal offsite we formalized the ambitious decision to build Drupal Gardens and Acquia Hosting. Here's why these two products were so important:

Solving for scalability: In 2008, scaling Drupal was a challenge for many organizations. Drupal scaled well, but the infrastructure companies required to make Drupal scale well was expensive and hard to find. We determined that the best way to help enterprise companies scale was by shifting the paradigm for web hosting from traditional rack models to the then emerging promise of the "cloud".

Solving for usability: In 2008, CMSs like Wordpress and Ning made it really easy for people to start blogging or to set up a social network. At the time, Drupal didn't encourage this same level of adoption for non-technical audiences. Drupal Gardens was created to offer an easy on-ramp for people to experience the power of Drupal, without worrying about installation, hosting, and upgrading. It was one of the first times we developed an operational model that would offer "Drupal-as-a-service".

Acquia roadmap

Fast forward to today, and Acquia Hosting evolved into Acquia Cloud. Drupal Gardens evolved into Acquia Cloud Site Factory. In 2008, this product roadmap to move Drupal into the cloud was a bold move. Today, the Cloud is the starting point for any modern digital architecture. By adopting the Cloud into our product offering, I believe Acquia helped establish a new business model to commercialize open source. Today, I can't think of many open source companies that don't have a cloud offering.

Tom Erickson takes a chance on Acquia

Tom joined Acquia as an advisor and a member of our Board of Directors when Acquia was founded. Since the first time I met Tom, I always wanted him to be an integral part of Acquia. It took some convincing, but Tom eventually agreed to join us full time as our CEO in 2009. Jay Batson, Acquia's founding CEO, continued on as the Vice President at Acquia responsible for incubating new products and partnerships.

Moving from Europe to the United States

In 2010, after spending my entire life in Antwerp, I decided to move to Boston. The move would allow me to be closer to the team. A majority of the company was in Massachusetts, and at the pace we were growing, it was getting harder to help execute our vision all the way from Belgium. I was also hoping to cut down on travel time; in 2009 flew 100,000 miles in just one year (little did I know that come 2016, I'd be flying 250,00 miles!).

This is a challenge that many entrepreneurs face when they commit to starting their own company. Initially, I was only planning on staying on the East Coast for two years. Moving 3,500 miles away from your home town, most of your relatives, and many of your best friends is not an easy choice. However, it was important to increase our chances of success, and relocating to Boston felt essential. My experience of moving to the US had a big impact on my life.

Building the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences

Entering 2010, I remember feeling that Acquia was really 3 startups in one; our support business (Acquia Network, which was very similar to Red Hat's business model), our managed cloud hosting business (Acquia Hosting) and Drupal Gardens (a WordPress.com based on Drupal). Welcoming Tom as our CEO would allow us to best execute on this offering, and moving to Boston enabled me to partner with Tom directly. It was during this transformational time that I think we truly transitioned out of our "founding period" and began to emulate the company I know today.

The decisions we made early in the company's life, have proven to be correct. The world has embraced open source and cloud without reservation, and our long-term commitment to this disruptive combination has put us at the right place at the right time. Acquia has grown into a company with over 800 employees around the world; in total, we have 14 offices around the globe, including our headquarters in Boston. We also support an incredible roster of customers, including 16 of the Fortune 100 companies. Our work continues to be endorsed by industry analysts, as we have emerged as a true leader in our market. Over the past ten years I've had the privilege of watching Acquia grow from a small startup to a company that has crossed the chasm.

With a decade behind us, and many lessons learned, we are on the cusp of yet another big shift that is as important as the decision we made to launch Acquia Field and Gardens in 2008. In 2016, I led the project to update Acquia's mission to "build the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences". This means expanding our focus, and becoming the leader in building digital customer experiences. Just like I openly shared our roadmap and strategy in 2009, I plan to share our next 10 year plan in the near future. It's time for Acquia to lay down the ambitious foundation that will enable us to be at the forefront of innovation and digital experience in 2027.

A big thank you

Of course, none of these results and milestones would be possible without the hard work of the Acquia team, our customers, partners, the Drupal community, and our many friends. Thank you for all your hard work. After 10 years, I continue to love the work I do at Acquia each day — and that is because of you.


          Google organised the Web, parent Alphabet must organise itself    
Google's self-professed mission is to organise the world's information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organise itself.
          A few thoughts on the European Commission decision against Google   
Regardless of the merits and soundness (or lack thereof) of this week’s European Commission Decision in the Google Shopping case — one cannot assess this until we have the text of the decision — two comments really struck me during the press conference. First, it was said that Google’s conduct had essentially reduced innovation. If I heard correctly, this is a formidable statement. In 2016, another official EU service published stats that described Alphabet as increasing its R&D by 22% and ranked it as the world’s 4th top R&D investor. Sure it can always be better. And sure this does not excuse everything. But still. The press conference language on incentives to innovate was a bit of an oversell, to say the least. Second, the Commission views this decision as a “precedent” or as a “framework” that will inform the way dominant Internet platforms should display, intermediate and market their services and those of…
          Hair it is: Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice Cast   
Only one thing could awaken me from my two and a half month TV Blog slumber – the announcement of The Celebrity Apprentice candidates. Here’s a listing of the candidates (note how they’re called “candidates” and not “contestants”. How cute!) in first name alphabetical order just as they were posted on the official NBC The
          BAIKOH for PC on Windows 10/8/7/XP & MAC   

Mum Not Proud recently came out with a very interesting concept in game. It’s a hybrid of Tetris and Scrabble that tests your vocabulary on a time budget. BAIKOH is a fun puzzle game that is all about typing. It is similar to Tetris but different in the way that the tiles have alphabets on […]

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          Explore Pixar from A to Z Through This Fan Art   
I would purchase a whole book of fan art centered around the alphabet. I don’t tire of seeing different takes of the ABCs featuring various characters and names from pop culture. Given that, I couldn’t resist artist and animator Zach Gomez’s Pixar A to Z series that features, as you might have guessed, Pixar characters […]
          Member List - AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities   
Jun 8, 2017 ... The following communities have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. They are presented in alphabetical order by state.
          I need to learn to speak English!   
at least according to one deli worker.

This happened a few weeks ago and I didn't feel much like writing about it at the time, but on further reflection I think it's worth relating, if only so I can come off as a complete bastard!

I've related, a few times, the things that can happen when trying to communicate here. I speak, fairly obviously, with a strong Australian accent and, given that I was 48 when I moved to the US, I think it unlikely my accent is going to change. Partly that's stubbornness. I speak the way I speak because that's part of who and what I am, US citizenship notwithstanding.

I avoid certain words that are 'dangerous' due the possibility of misconstruction; I don't say can't for example, always using the full form of cannot, even if it's grammatically awkward.

I'll even, when necessary, pronounce the last letter of the alphabet as zee instead of zed.

So a few weeks ago it was time for the Sunday afternoon purchase of deli products for the forthcoming weeks lunch. I fronted up at the counter, grabbed the ticket[^] and awaited my turn. When it came I asked for 'a pound of Boars Head roast beef, sliced thick'. Got the usual non-comprehension. So I tried again. same non-comprehension. So far, par for the course. I don't really blame em either; I certainly wouldn't want to be standing for 8 hours dealing with the people who buy stuff at the deli counter, dickering over the thickness of beef and cheese. It's not as if the conversation we hold as part of the purchase is scintillating stuff.

I usually have to repeat myself thrice. *shrug*.

At the end of the third repeat, faced with the same non-comprehension, I'm wondering what I can do to make this easier? I have considered printing up the request and handing it over on a piece of paper, feigning muteness.

At the end of the fourth repeat the person behind the counter suggested that I 'should learn to speak english'.

Now I probably should have just ignored it. Nonetheless, this was rudeness beyond the acceptable. I've spoken English all my life and know no other natural language.

I asked for, and spoke with, the manager. He did a much better job of coping with my accent and offered to waive payment for my purchases. Nope, that's not the point and not the reason I'm complaining. This is America, the country so proud of it's melting pot immigration background. I completely understand that pride; we Australians are also proud of our immigration mix.

I insisted on paying for my lunch material. I fear he thought I was planning on suing but not a bit of it. Sue the company because of one ignorant person?

I've been back there once or twice and strangely, never seen that person behind the deli counter again. If they lost their job then I'm sorry about it, but I'm not going to apologise (much) for being offended.

Meanwhile, I've learned to appreciate it when the black girl, or the hispanic guy at the deli serves me; they actually listen and I never have to repeat myself more than once!
          US-Börsen zur Eröffnung leicht im Minus   
Google-Strafe zieht Hochtechnologietitel nach unten.
Die US-Börsen haben am Dienstag kurz nach Handelsbeginn ein leichtes Minus verbucht. Gegen 16.15 Uhr verlor der Dow Jones Industrial Index um 8,67 Einheiten oder 0,04 Prozent auf 21.400,88 Zähler. Der S&P-500 Index fiel 3,52 Punkte oder 0,14 Prozent auf 2.435,55 Zähler. Der Nasdaq Composite Index verlor 26,16 Punkte oder 0,42 Prozent auf 6.220,99 Einheiten.

Im Fokus der Anleger stand die Rede des Präsidenten der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB). Der Konjunkturaufschwung im Währungsraum gewinnt aus seiner Sicht immer mehr an Kraft. Daraufhin hatten Staatsanleihen in den USA wie in Europa bereits deutlich schwächer notiert.

In den USA wurden kurz nach Handelsbeginn Daten zum Verbrauchervertrauen und zu den US-Hauspreisen publiziert. Der Indexwert zum Verbrauchervertrauen für Juni fällt mit 118,9 Punkten besser aus als erwartet. Im Vormonat war er noch bei 117,6 gelegen. Die Preise am US-Häusermarkt sind im April, gemessen am Case-Shiller-Index, allerdings etwas schwächer gestiegen als erwartet. Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr legten die Preise in den zwanzig größten Ballungsgebieten um 5,67 Prozent zu. Im weiteren Tagesverlauf wird sich darüber hinaus die Chefin der Notenbank Fed, Janet Yellen zu Wort melden.

An der Wall Street haben sich Banken und Energieunternehmen an die Spitze der Gewinner katapultiert. Chevron notierte mit einem Plus von 0,44 Prozent. Ölschwergewicht Exxon konnte im frühen Handel ein kleines Plus von 0,17 verbuchen. Ähnlich wie in Europa konnten am heutigen Handelstag Bankentitel zulegen. JP Morgan Chase notierten mit einem Preisaufschlag von 0,53 Prozent. Anteile der US-Großbank Goldman Sachs stiegen um 0,61 Prozent. Auch die Titel der Citigroup verteuerten sich. Sie stiegen um 0,69 Prozent.

Die Titel der Google-Mutter Alphabet verloren 1,04 Prozent im frühen Handel angesichts einer Rekordstrafe in der EU. Auch andere Hochtechnologieunternehmen notierten heute tiefer: Apple verloren um 0,29 Prozent. Facebook-Aktien verbilligten sich ebenfalls um 0,91 Prozent.

Anteile des US-Telekomanbieters Sprint konnten um 5,74 Prozent zulegen. Sprint ist derzeit mit den US-Kabelanbietern Charter Communications und Comcast im Gespräch über eine engere Zusammenarbeit.

Aktien von Autobauer General Motors notierten wie erwartet etwas tiefer. Sie verzeichneten ein Minus von 0,49 Prozent. Das Unternehmen aus Detroit hatte zuvor sein Absatzziel gesenkt
          Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco   
 Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even further the recent departure of Alphabet executive David Drummond from Uber’s board. Google’s new offering piloted in May, according to the WSJ, and uses the Google-owned Waze app to… Read More
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          Commentaires sur Roberts R-Line R100 : un poste de radio Web avec les qualités d’une enceinte sans fil par Eric   
Effectivement l'application Undok étant une application "smartphone", elle n'est disponible que sur un iPhone ou un téléphone Android, et par extension sur les tablettes iOS et Android. L'écran intégré de la <a href="https://www.laboutiquederic.com/poste-radios-internet-stereo/1003-roberts-stream-r-line-r100-poste-radio-web-bluetooth-5038301304713.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Roberts R-Line R100</a> est très agréable, la navigation est facile et elle permet de trouver vos radios favorites par son annuaire : par pays, par genre et par son moteur de recherche. Dans ce dernier vous renseignez les premières lettres ou la totalité de la radio désirée en parcourant un alphabet. Ensuite vous pouvez mémoriser vos radios préférées sur les touches mémoires de l'appareil ou dans le menu favori. Donc la recherche est efficace et les fonctions mémoires / favoris vous permettent d'accéder à vos radios instantanément. je vous invite à consulter mon test de la Roberts 93i, je présente des photos de l'interface disponible sur les écrans de la 93i et la <a href="https://www.laboutiquederic.com/poste-radios-internet-stereo/1003-roberts-stream-r-line-r100-poste-radio-web-bluetooth-5038301304713.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">R-Line R100</a> : http://www.ericboisseau.com/poste-radio-internet-reveil-web-wifi-test-roberts-stream-93i/
          Allez, Ciao à toutes et tous !   

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En plus de dix années, 3979 notes publiées ! Des élucubrations plus ou moins bonnes, plus ou moins intéressantes mais qui m'ont toujours forcé à faire travailler les boyaux de ma tête. Je vous publie donc, pour cette dernière note, celle qui a inauguré mon arrivée sur la blogospère de l'Obs.

Femmes: Adrienne

 
C'est le mois de la poésie, et en plus de la poésie d'Amour.
Alors je vais vous pondre un poème d'amour par jour, peut-être deux si j'ai la forme, en égrenant toutes les lettres de l'alphabet.
C'est parti!

Adrienne.

Je n’oublierai jamais les grands yeux d’Adrienne,
Pervenche le matin, lilas au crépuscule,
Lacs bleus où l’on se noie, brasiers où l’on se brûle.
J’en étais amoureux et je la voulais mienne.

Le geai de sa crinière, la blancheur de sa peau
Enfiévraient les pensées de mes nuits sans repos.
Je les voulais pour moi ces belles tiédeurs rondes,
Ces courbes satinées et ces vallées profondes,

Je rêvais ses parfums, son porte-jarretelles,
Je rêvais plus encor d’effeuiller ses dentelles
Je rêvais de l’avoir pour la nuit, pour la vie,

Je me serais damné tant j’en avais envie
Peu m’importait alors de courir à ma perte
Je la voulais à moi, amoureuse et offerte.
On peut me retrouver ici :

 

http://lantifadas.midiblogs.com/

https://blogs.mediapart.fr/victorayoli/blog

http://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/les-nucleocrates-ont-gagne-l-epr-194576

 

Photo X - Droits réservés


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Waymo, la división de autos sin conductor de Alphabet (la matriz de Google), ha sido vista probando en las carreteras […]

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          Pretty fingers and knitting fun   
Why does every post have to start with "gee, I'm sorry I forgot about my blog for the last year"?  ;)  It goes without saying, I think, that life has been busy.  That happens with a toddler.  I keep trying to promise myself that I'll post more, and then I completely forget that this blog even exists. 

What have I been up to? 

Well, for starters, the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine came out.  That was pretty awesome.  I have an amazing pattern in it.  Bluebell Flames.  It's a entrelac and lace wrap.  It was fun to design and fun to knit. 

I'm pretty proud of it.

What else have I been up to?

Mouselette turned 2, which was awesome. Though, it did leave me slightly wondering... what the heck happened?  I have those moments more often now as she gets bigger and more independent.  Right now, she has a sheet of alphabet stickers, which she has declared is her "keyboard".  She's sitting at her little desk beside me "typing" on her sticker keyboard.

I have been designing other patterns, but so far nothing else is in the works for publication.

As for the "pretty fingers" part of the title.  After much determination, I finally quit biting my nails (again) and my nails are long enough to play with fun manicures.
It's not very fancy, because I'm still learning, but I like the look of this one.  Mouselette has been bugging me to paint her nails all the time, too.  So I think I'll have to get some kid-safe polish for her. 

I've got a whole board on pinterest devoted to fun nail art ideas
Check it out.  And let me know in the comments if you have any other fun and easy nail ideas.  :)
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Uber has a new fleet of autonomous trucks, deploying a new version of self-driving hardware and sensors that won’t be impacted by the ongoing legal battle with Alphabet’s Waymo. Though the company may be best-known for its passenger ridesharing service – or, more recently, most infamously for its controversial former CEO – Uber has also been working on modernizing haulage, … Continue reading
          Ka Auditron Ba - The Final Conflict   

Back in October of last year I was in New York and had the pleasure of meeting King Koncepts at his record store, Good Records. We chatted about music and he mentioned that Karma was working on releasing some old late 90's Kemetic Suns music. Fast forward to last week and I received an email from Karma introducing himself and letting me know about the music he posted on his Tumbler. Karma picks up where Koncepts left off when he posted The Bombshelter album back in 2009. I'm not going to try and summarize any of this of, instead I urge you to take some time and read through the detailed posts from Karma and listen to the unreleased Ka Auditron Ba (Karmachi & Hypnotic) album.

I'd like to thank Karma for reaching out to me and allowing me to post this on my site. The insight he and Koncepts provide is rarely seen in underground hip hop and is greatly appreciated.

 When To Walk Away Pt. 1

Preview to The Long Goodbye

***This blog was originally  written by Koncepts and featured as documentary comment on Cocaine Blunts appearing in 2009. Since then the trolls have made it less inspiring for the homie Noz to keep the blog up so I thought I would recreate it here for the sake of background***
 “Fundamentals consisted of me – Koncepts – and Karma. We met each other at Berkeley High, 1992. All I remember was being introduced to this dude who was into rap, and had a little bit of game to him - he knew all the different cats around school, kept good weed, knew how to talk to girls. Quickly we started hanging out, going to parties. We formed The Fundamentals in early ‘93, long before the crew Kemetic Suns came about. At that time, the crew we made was called “Ascension”: in addition to us, we brought in a group called Hijinx (Peekaboo and Embassy), rappers Malignant and Level Z, and Anthony/Ayentee. Before I got with Karma, I was in an awful band that played funk-rock-jazz-rap-fusion a la Alphabet Soup or the Mo'Fessionals – interesting sidenote, playwright Itamar Moses played keyboards in that group. But I wanted to do something that was more straight up Hip-Hop. I was DJing already and I played the guitar. I fell off with the guitar lessons but started making primitive beats. Hanging out at Anthony’s house in north-west Berkeley I started to get hip to funk and latin and freakier jazz music all courtesy of his father’s record collection. 


We all hung out and got busy together, either at Anthony’s house or at my house. Anthony’s house was like a constant spot – there would be any number of kids there, from the graf crew DOA down to West Side Berkeley dudes, friends of his dad, relatives. I was granted use of a narrow boiler room underneath my mom’s house – the “Bomb Shelter” – to record in, and all of the material featured was made there. The beats here were made either on an Akai S-01 (a cheap version of the 950) and a Roland R8 Human Rhythm Composer, or the Ensoniq ASR-10, which I stuck with. Kids would come through, I would throw together a beat or have one I had already worked up, and they would record. Anthony, who made beats as well, occasionally helped out engineering things. I’d do arrangements, hooks, whatever. I wanted people to write songs, not just lay down rhymes, so I tried to focus their talents and that’s how a lot of this stuff came to be. A lot of guys didn’t have any idea how to write songs – like, verse/hook/bridge, or whatever. Some dudes just wanted to spit for like 6 minutes. Off the head. It was a mess.


Most of us were from Berkeley or Oakland. Karma spent some time up in Sacramento early on. Malignant had one foot out in Richmond I think. Around the beginning of 1994 I moved to the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco to go live with my father, but continued attending Berkeley High and hanging out with the crew every day. It was a regular thing to go from school to my mom’s basement where the makeshift studio was, record until 7 or 8, ride the bus back into San Francisco and wash up somewhere around 10 at my dad’s apartment. Peek lived out by Eclipse, in the Union City area, and they were friends, so that’s how we got down with the Mixed Practice crew. Eclipse tells me now that he got real tight when Peek played him some of my stuff, like “who is this other young dude out here with beats??” Karma’s brother Wayne knew Corey/BFAP from the Mystik Journeymen, so we got down with them around ’94 or so, but I think they probably saw us as like, young’uns in the game. We met Kirby around then as well, up at UC Berkeley at KALX – Karma had gone up there with BFAP from the Journeymen. While BFAP was kind of cool on the kid, it was obvious he had incredible talent. Kirby, originally from East Oakland, had spent many years in Stockton prior to coming to Berkeley… had kind of a checkered past, but it turned out he and Karma knew some folks in common from up that way. We would hang out and freestyle in his dorm room but we hadn’t really clicked up in a formal way yet, like we would later.

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Even though our style was more on the “backpack”/”houser” thing, a lot of the cats in the crew had street ties, we just didn’t really put it out there like that. It was more a thing you wanted to get away from, if you had ever been close enough to see it. The one exception was The Mental Patients – featured here on “Mental Anxieties” – who were some real street cats from South Berkeley, North Oakland, and East Oakland. But they’d come through, we’d smoke, lay down some music, no drama ever. They weren’t really a part of the crew per se but they showed love, would share smoke or even muscle if it was needed (which, on a couple of occasions, it was). Good dudes. Any time there was beef you had an assemblage of dudes from West Side and South Side Berkeley as well as North Oakland and parts of the east as well. We rolled deep.

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The Ascension crew only lasted but so long, though, and at a certain point, friendly competition turned into beef. Dudes started talking behind each others’ backs, trying to create little allegiances and whatever… just childish stuff but you know we were, at the time, anywhere from 14-18 years old. Embassy and Karma, long rivals in the cipher, came to blows and everyone went their separate ways. I spent several months recording my own material, thinking I’d record my own demo/album, maybe sell it like the Journeymen and Mixed Practice and the other guys I was meeting around the scene at that time. That stuff never got released anywhere, with only one track turning up on 30 Days; much of it is featured here.

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In the summer of 1995, Karma and I were both working in San Francisco. He was interning at Polygram - Polygram had an office in San Francisco! We patched up and started working on what would become 30 Days & A Plane Ticket, our first “real” tape – the title owing to the fact that I was moving to New York City 30 days from when we started. Karma’s style, originally an old school, laid back flow, and at one point a bone of contention amongst the more east coast-influenced crew, had developed into a this tripped out, cerebral scattershot of politics, hood slang, conspiracy theories, and 5% math. A cat he rolled with called Bay-Bay came up with the name Kemetic Suns. At that time, though, it was basically just a loose affiliation of folks we rolled with, some of whom didn’t make music at all. It was just a crew in the loosest sense. Kirby was down at that point, but I don’t recall meeting Hypnotic (another crew member) until 1996 or so, beyond the point at which this comp comes to an end.
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Honestly I don’t know what people will think of this stuff. I’m opening myself up which is always a risk. I think we had some talent. We never made a huge mark, despite being really prolific – due mostly to my ability to record. I had the good fortune to hold onto most of my old sessions. I’m sure there’s a ton of amazing stuff out there that has disappeared… I’ve certainly been met with that response as I’ve sought out material by other groups of the time. We wore our influences on our sleeves – but as kids, that’s just part of developing your own style. Back then, it wasn’t about features, or placements, or even tape sales really – just a bunch of cats doing music. That’s what the underground tape thing was really about. I can think of no better way to illustrate that.”

The Bombshelter Download


When To Walk Away Pt. 2

Preview to The Long Goodbye 

For a very long time my identity and self perspective was shaped by being a member of a family that made music. Had our parents been born in the Carribean in the 60′s and repatriated to the UK, we probably would have been Cymande. Had it been London in the late 40′s we might have been Pink Floyd. I have heard arguments that place us around the world and at different movements. As it shaped out, we were birthed into the 70′s and grew up in the 80′s in the east bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. In particular, we all cut our teeth in the “small island in the sea of night” known as Berkeley. In 1995 we started our collective and independent label we called Kemetic Suns Massive.

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There was a time to that time in particular that I would be hard pressed to try to recreate with words. As much as I pride myself on my ability to write into existence, I don’t think I could accurately give the feeling or emotional connection we had to what we were doing. There was different a zeitgeist of sorts as it was the mid-1990s and hip hop was becoming a billion dollar way of telling young people what to do. Perhaps it was the influence of Apple vs Wintel happening in our backyard of Silicon Valley. Maybe there was a factor around welfare reform, new banking models and a sense that another gold rush had come to San Francisco. It could be the influence of self determined cultural giants such as MC Hammer, Too Short, E-40 and Mac Dre who were uncompromising in their independence and standards.
I don’t have the bandwidth or desire to try to explain what brought us to the music or together. Many of these thoughts have laid hidden from me for decades by my own doing. I think my brother does a much better job of describing us here:

Bomb Shelter
 
Then there was also the concept of newly emerging technologies such as samplers, sequencers and non-lineal audio recording. That and the fact that as teenager I stumbled into being an active member of something that would later become called the Internet as well as progenitor of social media. Do not take my word for anything. There are far better curators involved:

It's Cheaper Than A CD

In terms of a business model we were decidedly clear that we would do everything in house. EVERY THING. Tapes, cds, vinyl, t-shirts. Production, engineering, management, promotion. Our greatest asset was each other. I treated the collective like my martial arts gym (which I mistakenly left in pursuit of a full time music career) in that training each other on every aspect made us well rounded, disciplined and allowed us to bring in new skills. The majority of the good work is based on our willingness to skip past barriers in terms of booking, promotion and retail:



From 1995 to 1998 we made 15 different projects ranging from EP to LPs to even putting out one of the first audio books for spoken word and poetry. I can’t speak for anyone else but I actually thought we were going to change the world. Given that our model was more of a social enterprise than a record label or entertainment company. Many of our members were previously homeless, from foster homes and/or faced with tons of barriers toward economic independence. My father, who was and will always be the bare minimum of excellence I strive for, ran a non profit that provided legal services to the poor who couldn’t afford to fight unlawful evictions, custody battles and discrimination. Without explicitly knowing we were into job training, Koncepts and I were adamant that these roles at House Kemetic Suns become employment. 
In 1997, Kirby got an opportunity to study abroad in DC at Howard. He would ride the train to Harlem and record with Koncepts, which later became Konceptual Dominance.


During that time, myself, Hypnotic and Per Aa were doing shows all over northern and central California. Literally from as far as Humbolt to San Luis Obisbo. Initially I only had the Fundamentals material I could perform and Hypnotic had his guest appearances as as he worked on his album. When all of the Suns met up in winter 1997, Koncepts played us Flawless Execution.


As soon as I heard it I knew what it was: Konceptual Dominance. In a time when we could hear everyone else punching in every bar, these two were going for 16 bars with flurries full of flow, punchline, presence and brilliant topics. I knew this was going to be a game changer. To be fair all we did was game changers, whether or not it was quality. Innovation and newness led the day. In response, Hypnotic pulled out the dusty tape of 8-track mix downs of the routines he and I were doing when we ran out of material on stage. I had slices of dub tracks and science fiction movie soundtracks as the thumbnails of beats we were rapping over. The crew loved it and named us Ka Auditron Ba. We were given the mandate to finish our project to release it after Konceptual Dominance and set up for the Kemetic Suns album. Ka Auditron Ba worked for the next year to finish our project called The Final Conflict. 3 label deals, 4 tours, 21 tracks and it was never released as promised. Somewhere in there I just walked away. 

For the few souls who are clever enough to see me on the street and figure out who I am, the question is always the same:

1) Why was the Auditrons never released?

2) What happened to the Kemetic Suns?

As 2017 is here and I do away with old things, avoiding answering these questions is one of those things I will let go. The answers in part III


When To Walk Away Pt.3

Preview to The Long Goodbye
“I’m an A-U-D-I-O”


There was a friendly competition we all adhered to when we started. Ultimately it was about the four of us: me, Koncepts, Kirby and Hypnotic being able to freestyle against each other for hours. I mean HOURS. At that time we thought we were okay, retrospect made me realize we were pretty high level. Much of the energy of that competition played out in the dynamics we had with one another outside of the music. Kirby was the master of partnership, I understood project management, Koncepts was our in house technical and Hypnotic did our sales. We were a much larger collective once, at one time being 15 people deep if you counted the affiliates in New York and Texas as well as the younger cats we were mentoring. There is also an argument in there about how influential and selfless cats like Bas1, Eclipse427 (Walt Liquor), Peekaboo and Infamous were so they could be Kemetic Suns. Plus there is a whole other tangent on how strong our ties were to MURS.
Quite accidently, Kirby and Koncepts together were very good as ambassadors. They travelled a lot, they showed up to events and they were able to get our sound into the heads of real decision makers who made sure our records ended up on mix shows, college radio and features. This is part of the reason Konceptual Dominance made so much sense. On the opposite tip, Hypnotic and I were doing shows and selling merchandise direct to customers (fans). I had a pretty high ethical standard which I realize now was a serious handicap for our business in terms of being in the music industry. Other groups could trash the stage, steal from the bar, go over their time or intimidate the promoter into moving them up on the lineup. I never wanted to get too involved in that type of grimy dealings because it was dumb logic to me – if we were going to go that route, forget the music and let’s go back to the streets.

That was another issue we were confronting. Many of the people rapping at the time all came from middle class backgrounds and had a parachute lined up for them afterwards. Koncepts and I tried to address that on Stop The World (the song itself). Where as many crews were diverse economically and ethnically, we were diverse economically but most of our members were two steps from the streets. Meaning we had convinced them to let go of their old hustles in lieu of legitimate enterprises that would be promoted by House Kemetic Suns. It was always a struggle. We didn’t always win. As the founder of the collective, I had the tendency to be the loudest voice in the room even if I actually wanted a democracy. In fact I remember always talking about being the bigger person and breaking up some many beefs. Then one night in winter of 1996, I confronted a mask bound rapper about some personal violations he made in my life. In his drunken indignation, he replied he was not responsible for his actions and he might kill me. I lost it and told him to put up his hands. He had 12 tiny people holding him back, the Suns just watched to make sure nobody jumped me from behind. We never got into it but he knew that night like I know this day that if it went down he was going to end up in the ER. The problem was we had crossed a bridge; our music was never going to be bohemian again and I had lost the credibility to tell my crew to “walk away”. In fact, we turned the ship and headed directly into the storm.

There are some background elements to understand before going in. If Konceptual Dominance was the equivalent of two tenured professors doing panel discussion on human behavior through hip hop, Ka Auditron Ba was the essence of two battle rappers getting their own satellite and broadcasting a 24 hour signal based on the lifestyle trying to prevent a cataclysm. We pulled from everything important to us at the time. Both Hypnotic and I were avid Marvel fans. We owned tons of comics. I read a lot of science fiction and watched a lot of movies. Hypnotic was really into documentaries. At the time I was able to study under Mr. Obenga which deeply changed my life and I was able to see firsthand the aspirations of the progenitors of the Nile Valley culture. Meanwhile Hypnotic’s mother was a reggae journalist and therefore gave him access to elders. One in particular who really influenced us was Scientist. Aside from demystifying much of the Rastafarian thought process beyond the generics and tropes, Scientist gave us the template.

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Thus began the goal of creating an identity: we would outperform. The analogy of individuals who take and never gave back became “vampires”. We knew because we didn’t play the politics game we were hard pressed to get headline bookings in the Bay Area because of the co-opting of the scene happening. Simply put, I was going to kiss anyone’s ass, the big names were haters and Hypnotic was doing things behind the scene that made these dudes shook. If we couldn’t get the midnight spot or the top name of the flyer, we wanted the 1130pm slot and we wanted to be second on the flyer. It was Scientist who told us to open with The Voodoo Curse that we transformed into the chant to take over the crowd: “We are……the Kemetic Suns….” It didn’t matter WHO was the headliner. Our goal was to create and perform music that stole the show. It happened time after time after time. We would watch crews argue with the promoter: “don’t put Kemetic Suns on before us….they tire out the crowd”. The promoter would come to us and Hypnotic would say “don’t worry we’re just the Auditrons”.

There is most of the recordings on Soundcloud. I am not sure if everything is awesome. I know I was rapping in the top 10 list at the time but I am not sure if everything we did was incredible. There are some tracks that really move me and Koncepts. I pinged him to get his take on our favorites from the project:


Karma: Resonance was a tribute to Scientist but all scientists in general. We knew there was some connection between innovation and audio engineering happening from the Jamaican sound clashes to NYC hip hop to what we were actually doing with the drum machine and ASR vocal effects when we performed. This is a perfect example of the routines we would do. Back and forths that would whip the crowd into a frenzy as an opener. Also the djs loved it because it was heavy with break beats and juggling. FYI, this is Neal Degrasse Tyson narrating before you all knew how great he was. I pulled it from a vhs compilation my father got me because of our shared loved of astronomy.

Koncepts: this beat don’t make no fucking sense. I didn’t make it. but it always killed at shows. watching people try to catch the beat count was comedy. this shit is in like 11/8 or something. Ka and Ba had that rapid-fire flow where they could make it work and trade off like they were freestyling. It’s pretty incredible, actually.


Karma: Black Elevation Station was supposed to be the crunk remix to All Terrain for Internal Symmetry. My father was from the south and I loved southern hip hop. Not just the obvious stuff like Dungeon Family, Geto Boys and UGK. I listened to obscure material most didn’t know about. When I heard this beat I said its smobb music but it’s not southern. At that time, the stuff I was doing with the internet was getting some nods. I was brought to speak at Stanford to a couple of student groups. The idea of creating one’s own content distribution was intoxicating but we were talking to a couple investors who were interested in buying a satellite and setting up a station in San Francisco. When the deal went through, like so many to come after, Hypnotic suggest we just act like it was still going and we had our station on a satellite we owned.

Koncepts: I had this track early on in the process but added to it along the way. a lot of the keys and stuff came in later. I used a few different samples but kept them all in key, I was known for melodic beats but one thing about the west coast style and the Bay underground in particular was this kind of mystical ass sound but with slapping drums. so this was like that, some psychedelic guitar and synths, but at a higher tempo and some 808 sounds. What Ka and Ba did with it was sick, exactly what I had envisioned it for, they flowed perfectly on the beat. A mix of paranoia and toughness in the lyrics. I think I added the later stuff when they were in the studio with the session players - I wasn’t really involved in that and I wanted to tune up my own stuff to keep pace.


Karma: Tapes. Koncepts and I would send each other tapes a couple times a year. He was attending NYU while I was at SFSU. Most of the beats on the tapes he would send would end up on some project: Ambershine, Internal Symmetry, Konceptual Dominance or the Auditrons. Most of the beats I would send back were rough but he would tweak some of them and they would end up on his solo stuff, my ill fated solo album, Prayze The Sun or Internal Symmetry. This beat was clearly for Hypnotic and I. He even put it on the tape. It was Koncepts at his most genius Smokey Robinson. He could hear something we couldn’t in ourselves. He made sure he was with us when we wrote to it. When he started playing it on the speakers, he prompted us with “show them how the flow never ends”. He wanted to play with some of the Nommo concepts of embracing the silence in the groove as well as the volatility in the drums. We were always sure to write what the beat wanted not what we wanted. Soon as Hypnotic mumbled “its vital that you follow our path that is spiral” a voice spoke to me with the chorus. I looked up from the pad and said “I’m an A-U-D-I-O”. At first they didn’t get it, but I wouldn’t stop. When I saw their eyes light up after the third repetition, we knew did something. This might be my favorite memory of music.

Koncepts: this is definitely the big one. coulda maybe done some numbers. had all the elements. smoothed out but conscious, a hook you can understand and repeat… the label Ka & Ba were messing with brought this into a bigger studio and I was able to add the live guitar and percussion. But they had a boy band and brought them in to do background vocals… kind of not what I had envisioned, image-wise. it worked for the sound, as far as that was concerned. The label was just trying to get on a vehicle for their boy band though. They kept trying to push them into the mix of what we were doing and I had to step away from that situation. that’s one of the things that messed with the delicate equilibrium of the project and the crew.


Karma: There was a lot of money to be made being an independent rap group if you were willing to compromise. We weren’t. Managers would tell us we were unmanageable; too head strong and not needy enough. We made far less money than we should have based on our morals and pride. The way to keep the boat afloat was to subsidize the business model with pieces of my check. At first I worked at a smoothie shop that got bought, stole all my recipes and became Jamba Juice; different story for a different time. That wasn’t going to work for me. Doing minimum wage at a mall. Also in my young fiery mind, “how does this help my people?” I got into working for a few non-profits and did harm reduction outreach – needle exchange, violence prevention and street worker advocacy. I was seeing young people being mistreated as wards of the state.

Hypnotic was doing group home work given he had been in one himself. We would trade stories about the issues we were seeing with young people and the bureaucracy. More and more it felt like young people were being experimented on rather than treated or helped. Both of us had some experience at young age in terms of “recruitment” that made us a bit more suspicious. Now with the popularity of Stranger Things, Hunger Games and Ender’s Game, it doesn’t seem so far fetched. I know.

Maybe there was also a piece of falling into the formula. Doing it every time because it worked last time. I remember be asked “whats the sci fi movie song on this album?” well before we even wrote Cryosleep. It’s possible we had become trope.

Koncepts plays the bass on this. That’s why its so rich.


When To Walk Away Pt.4

Preview to The Long Goodbye



Karma: There was this great kung fu western flick my god brother Kenny brought over called All Men Are Brothers: Blood of the Leopard which was adaptation of the Chinese classic Water Margin. It was the story of a high level government official who must choose between his position and his allegiance to a rough street monk who is very anti-corruption in the government. It represented so many relationships at that time. My god brother Wayne was really loud and boisterous, but when I was around he was always calming me down to learn discretion. When he died of cancer in 1997 it put a large hole in my heart. Somehow I ended up becoming that person that was calming folks down and was caught between the diplomacy and the ethical outrage of the people I was around. We would leave shows in San Jose, San Luis Obispo or San Antonio. It would be 3am as we drove home. Somehow at every gas station there was a group of young men about to fight. Somehow there was some kid at an IHOP looking at his pager like “I’m going to get revenge”. Somehow I always seemed to put myself in the middle and talk them down. Somehow I never got shot.

Koncepts: just a perfect song man. we were all really vibrating on the same frequency. I love the little glass clinks and crowd ambiance from the sample. and the kick drum knocks so hard. that’s that Bay Area shit man, a mellow ass sample and deep bass.


Karma: We would perform a lot in the “hip hop” room at raves. That was the culture of the 90’s. Hypnotic hated it because he didn’t feel techno. However to be quite honest, the women at raves were thousand times better looking and more stable than the women who went to hip hop. The baddest of them used to hang in the “jungle” room – a rough amalgamation of actual jungle, trip hop, drum and base as well as what would eventually be dub step. Kirby and I loved going back forth over those beats. We could rap for hours over the stuff. For me it brought me home to Jupiter, Florida. It put me in the red clay of Georgia. It gave me the woods of Mississippi. I loved obscure southern rap and especially enjoyed the bounce aspect. I also appreciated the underestimation that California and New York put upon southern rap. It paralleled the mistake many crews in the Bay ran into. They dissed us on tape, we responded by snatching the mics at their show and serving them. Then they took it outside to battle and got demolished. Then they wanted to throw hands and lost there too. This track is a narrative to that. At the time we wouldn’t have seen it that way.

Koncepts: I feel a way about this song. It’s fucking amazing - the beat, the rhymes, the hook… my god. and when we dropped this at a show? bedlam. but it has a kind of ignoble history. My partner Zvi and I had this Delia Gartrell 45, which is this brutal ballad about a woman’s son dying in the Vietnam war, and we chopped it real slow. Zvi had the idea of chopping up Skull Snaps and doing a bounce pattern with it. It was unique, no one was doing bounce drums with samples, especially not old school breakbeats. Anyway, we kinda fucked up the money because we also gave this track to Mazzi [rapper with our other group the Soul Purpose] and it was like, ok, let’s see who does what with it… Mazzi made an incredible track called “1 and 9” about being from the hood in Jersey. It was super ill. So we had this issue, who could use the beat? Nobody even cares about shit like that anymore, but back then it was a real problem. Zvi wanted to roll with Mazzi’s version, I was on the fence. Anyway, I feel like that disagreement was another one that ended up torpedoing the project. And what’s sad is that neither song ever came out - the Soul Purpose project fell apart not too long after and the album we were working on never made it out of the demo stage. Nowadays I prefer “Ashes” to “1 and 9”. But at the time I couldn’t call it.


Karma: Perhaps the most honest writing anyone was doing in (w)rap™ at that age. I was in my early twenties trying to understand what it meant to be a man while facing a divorce like end to my long term relationship. There were some rules we made up to protect our esteem. One of them was we wouldn’t date women we met in the industry because it led to hardship later. I think that put so much expectation on the women we fell in love with outside of music that when those relationships crumbled it hurt us even more. On top of which, Hypnotic and I were facing this same debacle every time: why does it seem like self-control and discipline gets punished. Simply put, we both were in faithful parties in long term relationships that ended when our romantic partners were not faithful. That combined with life in show biz, turned us bitter when we stuck to the honor code. 

Koncepts: this beat is mad mournful with that one drawn out note that descends and ascends in the chords. I used an SP1200 on a lot of the Auditron drums courtesy of my partner Zvi and you can hear the programming gets a lot better and the drums are chunkier. Ka and Ba perfectly wrote this for how the beat felt to me. Vulnerable and hurt but still standing strong. It’s a shame the project never came out because there are so many tracks that I felt were just the perfect distillation of a feeling, this was one of those. Probably my personal favorite now.


Koncepts: I love this song man. Ba really showed his heart on it. And it takes skill to rap over something like this which is kinda mellow and laid back but not like, sad or down. the loop just gets me in a zone; very based. this might have been an intro beat or slated for Per Aa Ra’s project originally. There were earlier takes that I felt like Ba nailed it a bit better. But you couldn’t save takes back then and we had that stupid belief that a) we have to deliver everything in one take and b) we can definitely do the next one better. so it goes.

Karma: I remember when this was done and I would drive around with mix downs, this was the soundtrack to getting through traffic. It became synonymous with “things are going to be all right”. I struggled for many years to explain what this meant without falling into esoteric answers or metaphysics. One thing my Dad was very good at impressing upon me was “don’t feed steak to children” meaning don’t waste your time trying to explain complexities people don’t want to learn. In of myself, I was learning how to be more efficient and not waste my time. This song really gave folks a sense of optimism.


Karma: Why a final conflict? One thing I have come to terms with and this album should evidence – I can see things before they happen. I am not going to spend a single second of time on weirdos defending it. I will just state – people were downloading music from www.kemeticsuns.comthree years before Napster. Towards the middle of 1997, something was changing in the Bay Area. I was starting to get fans who worked at something called a “tech company” who would invite me to work as a contractor. They had website that had millions behind them but they couldn’t tell you what they did all day. They wanted to pay me to tell them what was cool. More and more I saw a reliance on machines as the new free labor. The dot come boom was becoming a second gold rush and I was aware it had it limits. In 2017, the largest obstacle facing the American worker is not automation. It is the perception that automation demands a better quality of life for all. There are some very good thinkers on this subject but I would direct attention at Berkeley’s own Phillip K. Dick, Frank Herbert and William Gibson.

The point being, the matter of artificial intelligence is not an if, it’s a when. Once this consciousness evolves, it will split in its belief systems. If humans can be cruel, please believe there are machine gods that can be crueler. I am reminded of the quote by Francis de la Rochefoucauld, “Man believes he has abandoned his vices when in fact they abandoned him long ago”. Now looking at where we are with a new year, self driving cars and a new a president, I suspect we are at the placed I had hoped to avoid. Maybe there are some jewels in here for our fans in the years to come.
The album in its entirety is below:


When To Walk Away Pt.5

Preview to The Long Goodbye

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Ultimately I believe it was this album that transitioned the Kemetic Suns. We didn’t break up. We didn’t quit. We moved on. The stresses of this album may have been too much. These songs were performed a lot and got us two label deals. Both deals had the same dynamic: this is GREAT. Then you get into the studio to re-record everything and the labels sends in their composition army to get hands on your publishing. Once the songs are done, the contract amendment comes and it requires 36 months of touring with a live band to play all the songs the label wants additions to with $30k of tour support split among 8 people. How many times do you do the same scenario before reaching insanity? How many times do you get bumped from your show time and not want to snap on everyone from the promoter to the venue? How many times do you choke a promoter for the money for your show money, plane ticket money, hotel money and per diem only to go on stage rapping about helping people before your mind fizzles? More and more. Also there was a reality that Koncepts and I came to realize at SXSW in 2001. We hated the road. Touring was living on the road. Living on the road was being a grown latch key kid stuck between parent’s homes. It was miserable. At 16 I was already thinking like a 26 year old. Imagine where my head was at 24, being asked to make drunk and high 19 year olds of suburbia happy on stage for 45 minutes night after night. Most of the guys who adored that life look like Larry Holmes now – flabby, sick, soft and slow to answer. Meanwhile Eclipse and I were making much larger checks pulling strings behind the scenes without needing to be in the spotlight.

Diagnosis

Perhaps the final moment for me was August 2004 when I discovered my mother couldn’t walk. She could barely eat much less explain the pain she was in. After seeing over twenty different doctors, it was clear my mother would need surgery and would need a full time caregiver. I made the announcement to the Kemetic Suns that I was bowing out to free up time for my mother. Mostly everyone was supportive. I disappeared as quickly as I emerged. During this time Kirby and Hypnotic did their Kirb and Chris album

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In June of 2005, my father was diagnosed with stage two Alzheimer’s dementia. The doctor took his license on the spot and told us to focus on “quality of life” because they didn’t expect him to live past two years. My mother’s illness combined with my father’s diagnosis and the demons of the road pushed me over the edge. I crawled inside a bottle for a time. I was convinced that I had hurt my parents with my music. I burned my rhyme pads and decided to never write a rap again. When I emerged I had a new path and oath to keep to my father.

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Over the next five years, I became a new person in learning to go from being a Kemetic Sun to being the best son I could be. I found that many of the skills I learned through the music, were transferrable to helping my father. I also learned a great deal about my willpower, drive and commitment. My father was and is my world. My reason for being. A strong, hard, magician of a man who was loved by all he came across; even his enemies had to respect him. In 1995 when I handed my father a copy of 30 Daze and A Plane Ticket I had no idea the journey I would take. When I asked him what he thought, he played the Daddy Please skit for me and asked if I was talking to him. I vehemently denied it but I was deeply hurt that he thought I was airing him out. I shouted him out at the end of the album but he didn’t seem to hear that. I don’t think he believed me. That never set well with me.

Quality Of Life

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When my father died, I had a brand new appreciation. I couldn’t just nod. I had to act. I knew he deserved some act to offset the notion that a song had been laid against him. I began writing songs about caring for my father. When things got very bad, Koncepts and Peek started sending me beats. I don’t know why. They don’t either. We are all being polite around the fact that they were worried about me. I would drive my father around to different appointments and play the beats that I was given. Music was good for my father’s moods. During the late nights in the emergency room, I wrote science fiction in my head. This project ended up becoming The Paper Thrones. During the mornings when I was trying to pay for everything, I wrote rhymes as I drove. The combination opened my eyes to the amount of people who were just starting the journey I was on. More and more I saw signs of millions of people caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s and no one speaking for them; or to them. I knew I had to say goodbye to you fans, to my father and to any hold this disease thinks it may have over me. I will not die of Alzheimer’s. If I do, it is because I went down fighting and I hurt the hell out of it.

Sometime in the near future I will release to you this tribute called The Long Goodbye. A 21 track album that is both a tribute to my father and also my way of closure with the people I meet who tell me how much good Kemetic Suns did for their lives. This will be the solo album the fans were promised. It absolutely sounds like a Kemetic Suns album; I am told it sounds like a grown man Ambershine. I have ZERO interest in selling the album. My goal is to see how money we can raise to fight Alzheimer’s using this album. Some simple value proposition such as “If you donate $1 to this cause, you get a code to download the album”.

I hope this answered the questions. I hope this gave you what you were looking for. I hope you will join me one last time for The Long Goodbye.


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          Vakje per Week 2017, vakje 20   

Patronen van Vakje per Week zijn te vinden op het blog van Randje per Week.

Patterns of Vakje per Week can be found on the blog of Randje per Week.


En natuurlijk hoort er in deze lap een alfabet. We gebruikten het alfabet dat Helena Felder in haar lap verwerkte.

This sampler needs an alphabet. We used the alphabet Helena Felder made in her sampler.



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          SMMT Test Day at Millbrook Proving Ground (Part 2)   

I am either going to be the World’s Worst Car Road Tester or I am going to have to come up with an ideal driving position for me only, and judge the best Automotive designers in the World on their ability to design a car that without meeting me, weighing or measuring me in any way, fits me like a glove, accelerates as fast as I want it to, does what I want it to do, and has running costs that fits in with my budget, but would that work and  would it be fair, the answer is no, and I wouldn’t win too many new  friends in the PR departments that were going to be lending me cars to evaluate in the future.

I had stopped overnight at the flea pit that is the Travel Lodge on Toddington Service Station, (hmm perhaps I would be more suited to being a hotel inspector) I couldn’t sleep, and I couldn’t wait to get out of the motel, so I set off  very early to the Millbrook Proving Ground for Vehicles http://www.millbrook.co.uk, which is famous and often featured on Top Gear, I parked my car on the Mile Straight and a courtesy bus took me to where all the new vehicles lay in wait ready to be tested, first things first though, I could smell bacon and before long I had found the breakfast sandwiches and was tucking in, I remembered the last time I had breakfast at Millbrook ( separate blog http://bccars.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/few-weeks-ago-i-saw-competition.html) and then went out as a passenger in an Aston Martin driven by some maniac pro driver around the handling track, my breakfast nearly made a surprise return then, but today it was safe,  I would be driving, moderate speed limits had been imposed and to be honest I have no desire to rag the arse off a new car around a test track, the bacon was cooked to perfection so I went back and queued up for seconds.

 I would estimate that there was at least a couple of hundred journalists there, and we all had to attend a talk (which Proved to be very interesting here’s a link to some of the facts and figures http://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/SMMT-Test-Day-2013-edited.pdf?9b6f83 ) then listen to a safety briefing (not so much) I have been to many driving events in the past and I knew that the big family sibling, first up, best dressed rule applied to the cars you got to test drive, first out would get to enjoy, the Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley GTC, Jaguar F Type, or McLaren MP4 -12c Spider. There were 2 doors out of the hall so I positioned myself next to the one that looked most likely to be the exit, but the old lags one upped me, they didn’t sit down, they stood at the back, and a guy at the front even got up to walk out as the speaker was still talking which I found extremely rude and I was tempted to trip him up.

Having said that taking a picture of the logo on the guy in front of me’s fleece and sending him a message on twitter couldn’t exactly be described as paying attention so I let him pass safely, the speaker finished and the hall cleared like a bomb scare, we then had to pick up our driving permits which were all laid out on a table in alphabetical order, I couldn’t for the life of me see mine, but a guy from Twitter who I had met earlier, saw my badge and handed it to me, if he hadn’t I suspect I would still be looking for it now, later it came out in conversation that he was dyslexic, it made me wonder if he’s dyslexic and he could see my badge, what the f### is wrong with me, and should I actually be driving?

My objective for the day wasn’t to drive as many flash cars as I could, it was to meet as many people from the Manufacturers PR departments especially Chevrolet and Volvo who had been extremely helpful to me, and I wanted to put names to faces and make sure to thank them. I was there by kind invitation as I have recently been offered the opportunity to write road tests for a new up and coming web site which I believe will shortly gain momentum and before long will be the next big thing for UK motorists. I am extremely flattered by their offer and I don’t want to let them down so I’m having a trial run first to see if I can do it, before I offer them any content for publication.

The truth is I don’t know whether the other so called experts are actually being objective, or if they say things for shock and effect, or because they are so arrogant they believe that they can decide whether or not Mr and Mrs Joe Public should spend their hard earned on a product, it’s said that Jeremy Clarkson single handedly destroyed sales of the Vauxhall Vectra with his 1995 review of the vehicle, I remember when the Vectra came out and I thought they were a great car, but my personal car wasn’t a Ferrari like Jezza’s , so perhaps he had been a bit spoiled.

There were 2 cars at the Test Day that I really wanted to drive, but they weren’t the latest models, 1 was a 1974 Jensen Interceptor I think it had a 7.2 285bhp Chrysler V8 engine in it, the last time I drove one of these I was about 20, as I remember I just managed to get it out of the workshop before the plugs fouled up and it wouldn’t start, the next few minutes I was convinced that someone was playing a trick on me, I lifted the bonnet to remove the spark plugs and there was no sign of them eventually as I recall I managed to gain access to them by lying on the floor and removing them from under the wheel arch (it was a long time ago so don’t have a go at me if you’re an expert and I’m wrong)


The Jensen belonged to http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/ Twitter Handle @ClassicCarsHire but it was being displayed byNewspress http://www.newspress.co.uk and they were kind enough to let me loose in it, the electric fans in the engine bay were still working overtime to cool the car down after the previous drivers sortie, I made myself comfortable in the huge armchair like seats,  started the engine, selected drive on the auto gearbox and gently pressed the accelerator, I must have had a lot heavier foot when I was 20 as I expected the car to set off like a scalded cat but it didn’t, the engine just burbled and I moved away a lot slower than the noise of the engine would suggest.

The Jensen Interceptor was the car to have in the 70s, it even replaced Simon Templar’s trusty Volvo P1800 in the 90s made for TV Movie series “The Saint” starring Simon Dutton, course it could have been his other car as the registration number was 1 ST and not ST 1 as it was on the Volvo in the original series, Harry Rule played by Robert Vaughn drove one in “The Protectors” and Eric Morecambe from Morecambe and Wise had one as his own personal car, Interceptors are notoriously bad on fuel and he once told a story on TV about going to fill it up, it was in the good old days when there was petrol pump attendants to do the job for you, the attendant filling Erics car up  tapped on the window and asked him to turn the engine off as he was gaining on the Pump.

I made my way to the Hill Circuit the route is 6.5km, complete with sweeping bends, hairpins and lots of hill with gradients from 6.5% to 26% it always reminds me of 2 of my favourite happy places the S5163 along the Amalfi coast, or the A 500 heading into Monaco. It could have been because I was going up a steep hill and the fuel had run to the back of the tank, but as I put my foot down I could have sworn I saw the gauge move, I drove at a leisurely pace round the Hill circuit and savoured my time in the Jensen, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining, I had the sunroof open and the windows down, all that was missing was the Matt Munro soundtrack “On days like these” my day couldn’t get any better.


The next car I drove was to be another trip down memory lane for me, a 41 year old primrose yellow Datsun 240z 2.4 Litre 153 bhp, I think at least 100 of the horses had ended up in someone’s beefburger as they didn’t seem to be under the bonnet, the car struggled up the 26% Gradient and it ran out of steam with other cars catching me up from behind,  I had  to change down to second to make it to the top, I was taking it very easy and sticking to the speed limit, but I dare say again the problem was due to my driving, if I had been carrying more speed, in a lower gear with more revs, it wouldn’t have been a problem but somehow I couldn’t bring myself to drive the car like that.


Another old car I am a big fan of is the original Fiat 500, there are hundreds of them still driving around Sorrento,  a town in Italy where I like to frequent,  I cannot recall seeing a scruffy, or badly dressed local in Sorrento, for that matter I can’t remember seeing a fat person either, perhaps the Armani clad local “Flying Squad” or “Squadro Volante” to use their correct name run all the scruffy fat people out of town, everything about the place is stylish and beautiful, yet immaculately dressed “beautiful people think nothing of driving around in an original and untouched 50 year old Fiat 500, that has sun faded paintwork, bumps and bangs  and is showing signs of rust, that to me speaks volumes about the iconic model as they allow them to age in the hot climate and grow old gracefully,  sadly that’s more than can be said for the women, let’s just say that not many of them could be described as original, and the local “Booby” doctor must be as busy as the Fiat Mechanic and leave it at that!

The Fiat stand looked  pretty deserted and  most of their cars were out on the track being evaluated by the other journalists,  but the new 500 Convertible 85 bhp Twin Air Colour Therapy was available, it was finished in New Age Cream, which made it look good enough to eat, and it displayed the red square in the windscreen which would allow me entrance to the Millbrook’s High Speed Banked circuit, The last time I was on here, I was in an Aston Martin V12 lapping the circuit at 100mph, you may think what’s so clever about that, but the Aston was so perfectly balanced I was doing it no handed, No, I wasn’t trying to kill myself, I was instructed to do so by the Aston Martin Professional Driver, the car even steered its self off the circuit just by decelerating.

I must admit “Twin Air Colour Therapy” made me think it could be the name of a treatment that’s given to the women of Sorrento to help them recover after their “procedures” but it referred to the 2 cylinder engine, when I started it, it sounded just like it was the same 479cc 13 bhp  power (LOL) Plant that was fitted to the first Nuova Cinquecento (New 500) 50 years ago, but that’s where the similarity ended, the new award winning 875 cc 85 bhp engine is fantastic, in 2011 it won the International Engine Of The Year Award, it was the first 2 cylinder to do so, and the Fiat 500 was the lowest CO2 petrol powered model on the road, how does it achieve this ? well long story short it has electro – hydraulic controlled Inlet valves instead of camshaft operated ones, so now you know! I just hope there is a fail safe and the pistons and valves cant hit each other if theres an electrical malfunction, unlike a lot of cambelt driven cars.

I had the hood down and I stuck to the 55 mph speed limit around the Hill Circuit, the 500 coped extremely well, after a short while I became oblivious to the unfamiliar note of the engine and just enjoyed the car, in fact the engine had 6 cylinders, 6325 cc and 200 bhp less than the Jensen Interceptor that I had been out in earlier, but it drove, accelerated and handled beautifully, I was just in the “zone” at one with the car, and my brain was in neutral, but I was snapped out of it by a sudden change of engine sound, I checked the gauges to make sure everything was alright and looked in the mirror for the tell tale sign of blue smoke, that’s when I saw the annoying rasp was coming  from a fast approaching 1986 Toyota Corolla AE 86 being driven by some nutter who had decided that the speed limit did not apply to him and he was going to overtake me just before a hairpin.

Next challenge for the little car was the High Speed Circuit where I accelerated to 95 mph and allowed the centrifugal force of the banked circular track to take me into the 3rd lane, I still had the hood down and was pleasantly surprised that there was no buffeting, and no scuttle shake which is common on most convertibles but as the canvas hood on this model only replaces the middle panel of the roof, and not the B and C pillars, the car retains most of its rigidity and strength. My verdict is that I would be quite happy to have one of these for day to day use, and I would be even happier if Fiat would lend me one to drive to the Stelvio Pass in with @MontyEnglish next month, then perhaps I should take a detour to Sorrento and apologise to all the middle aged women who I’ve insulted.


Barrie Crampton





          The Almanac at 18 months.   
Throughout my life, I've collected many things: Backscratchers. Owls. Shiny gems, minerals and the like. As a kid, there were unicorns and cabbage patch dolls. Pin-ups of the irresistible teen boy-du-jour.
Every accumulation eventually lost it's glamour and wound up suffocating in a black garbage bag on the curb, awaiting the truck from the Kidney Foundation to scoop it up for it's unfortunate fate. Tax deductible.

And then there are the words. Millions and millions of words collected over the years. Hundreds of thousands of words collected since Opal's birth. Words in dribbly ink that smears against the outer edge of my palm. Words in a variety of personality-defining fonts, tiny clusters of gangs in bold and royalty in italics.

I have no idea what to do with all the words.

What I do know is this, there is a satisfaction that comes from offering the words to someone other than myself. To let them view a landscape that exceeds the interior of my desk drawers and hard-drives. This makes them feel at least like free-range notions. Winged thoughts that could blow into some very interesting tundras indeed.

Truth: this blog has a good many words. Likely a few thousand, though I didn't check. As with many of the human-almanac blogs that have preceded this one, the intention is more to share the facts than to entertain, as it were.

Not much editing, could be some grammar and spelling errors. One straight-forward Ulysses-esque draft as transcribed from Opal's warn little baby journal from where we left off in January (see Front Row: A 14.5 Month Development-Blitzkrieg as Told in List Form.).
Just wanted you to be clear what you were getting in to...

January 12th, 2011. (14.5 months)
Opal sings her A-B-C's. No joke, and with very little prompting. She also says LOLLOO for love you, knuckles pishy and lollipop. Her vocab list for things to be named when pointed at is growing by the day. She nods now and inserts yea, yea in places that are appropriate as well as not. (But you can tell she enjoys how the yea keeps her connected in the circle of conversation in a way she never had access to before.)
Bedtimes are epic now, she is learning to stall, seeing the power in it.
** See Blogs: Eight-minute speed round: Knuckles Pishy and The Fox and the Epic Bedtime.**

January 21, 2011.
Opal is just starting to gain success at feeding herself with a spoon and can color with crayons (though, she is often met with some level of frustration with the latter).

February 4, 2011.
Opal knows many of her books by content as opposed to simply cover-art now and can ask for them by name. She recalls certain books by what animals, shapes and themes they contain and likes to stick to certain themes for days at a time. Doggie book! Balls! She can also spot and identify many different animals (and fruits) in magazines. Knows the difference between Owls and Birds.
She is struck with the beauty of rushing water and refers to it all as waterfall. From the rainwater that pours out of the gutters to water that drips from the sink-faucet, any moving water is a waterfall.
She once saw a 'real choo-choo' while playing at a park while, ironically, inside of a fake choo-choo. (Hence the coining of the term real choo-choo versus simply choo-choo.) She learned the very distinct sound of their long-think horn that day and never misses the sound of one in the distance. (You can often hear them from our house, gently hollering a quarter-mile in the distance.)
She also listens for airplanes and trucks and sirens in her world. Drops everything to run to the window to look. Except for the choo-choo: she's learned she can't really see a choo-choo from where you are standing.
She puts mittens on her hands and walks around like a lobster with claws.
She plays the kazoo, by and large, better than I do.
She sleeps with the following cast of characters: Golla (gorilla), B (Bunny), Baby, Doggie, Raggetty Ann and Little Blankie. She tracks every one of them and any attempt at distillation is noticed and kiboshed.
She sprouted her very first top tooth today!
Is working the No No No No No No angle with puckered lips.

February 10, 2011.
Opal is beginning to make word associations.
For example, she was playing with the words "Leo Koettke" and said Leo Car-Car and Lulu Koettke.
She holds both hands in the air when looking for something as if to say "where is it??" I love that.
More recognition: she noticed that the lotion (lo-lo) on her dresser was the same as the lotion Dora uses in her beach book. When daddy noticed this and pointed it out further, she was visibly delighted and with the association and commenced to pretend to put lo-lo on daddy and B and Dora in the book.

February 11, 2011.
Continues to say yea yea, and nod head.
Says the word Nada—another—very often. Nada Ball, Nada book, Nada doggie. Often when we spot and identify something she is jazzed about, she immediately wants to see more and more:
Look Opal, a black doggie! To which she replies: Nada doggie? Like cool, I like it, now show me more.
She loves to prompt sing-alongs with certain code-words.
Happy = You are my Sunshine.
Honey = Crawdad
A-B-C-D = Obviously the alphabet song.
She says dis and dat —this and that—on a regular basis. She'll point and say dis? if she'd like to know what something is called. She'll also use dat to say I'd like to have that. (We encourage dat, please.)

This morning, she came into the kitchen and said "mama where-a-oo??" (Where are you?)
She also puts the word 'too' in appropriate places. Golla, B and Raggetty, too.

*Alert! Alert! Mid-blog format change! Copying directly from the journal is proving to be entirely too girthy and time consuming, so I am taking the liberty to hone it down a bit. I have that power.*

February 2011, continued.

Opal says:
Wheere it go? (again, with hands in the air.) Uh-oh!
In response to a bit of flatulence Jesse produced, Opal said "achoo!"

Opal does:
Jogging, climbing, spinning, rolling, tumbling. Not much toddling going on for a toddler.
We no longer use the front-pack—Opal is officially too large and in charge. Only the backpack and stroller form here on out.

Opal moments:
We were listening to the Beatles in the morning over breakfast. Hey Jude came on and J and I were singing along— more than pretty animated for that early hour—and Opal waltzed right over to her little piano, banged a flat-handful of keys and shouted HI JUDE!

March 2011...

Opal says:
Opal is beginning to assemble short sentences. No joke.
To daddy over breakfast, she said Mommy love me. This is astounding because we often say Mommy loves you and Daddy loves you, but rarely, if ever, have we used the word 'me' in that context. She figured out the me on her own.

Loves to list her family: mama, papa, ama, papa...as well as her friends: connor, pierce, eva, baby hannah (aka baby athena). And often throws an extra elmo or color —red— in there for good measure.

Says Bye! Bye! See you soon! Kissa hug, kissa lucy!

She's been playing word games, saying a word or sound and then looking at me as if expecting something. I repeat it sillier and she cracks up! She then repeats it even sillier and I crack up and the chain goes as long as we want it to.

There are more vocab words that I can keep track of. This month she wowed her daycare lady with dinosaur. She wowed me with trampoline.

By the end of the month she has said: Read book, mama here, open door, drink(a) water, come here, sit down, hi truck.
Two word sentences are a sinch.

Opal does:
She spouted a second top tooth!

Takes her stuffed animals for a ride in the laundry-basket choo-choo. We fashioned a tunnel out of an afghan, a chair and a low wall and she couldn't stand when the cat lied on the aghan. kitty tunno! kitty tunno! she whines, like get him offfffff mom. Two going on thirteen, she is.

Still two naps a day. We tried for one nap last month and another at the end of this month and she was just plain too fussy through the day. Two naps = more catch-up/chill/writing time for mommy. One nap = more time for social possibilities. It's a toss up.

We continue our morning identifaction-walks. I hope those never end, even when she's driving. We look for geese and squirrels and (other) birds and airplanes and pretty trees. She loves to touch leaves and branches and tree bark. If we don't see something she was hoping for, she'll say wheeere doggie? (or wheere Sophie, wheeere Moose—specific dogs) and raise her hands in the way that slays me.

She replies to questions now. For example (when fussing in the back seat of the car):
What's wrong, Opal? To which she replies Bright Light, Bright Light! (The sun's in her eyes.)

Plays pretend in more and more elaborate ways. Play tea-party? Is her baby tag line. She makes oatmeals and soups and applesauce-yogurt and serves it to everyone from the stuff-animal lobster (he has the best manners) to the ball we got at the zoo. And she'll pull it out throughout the day. We'll be driving somewhere and she'll ask me mama play tea party?

Plays hide-and-seek with her animals and finger puppets and actually plays it up like is it under here? no. It is under here? No!

She loves Tommy and Dora and Elmo (though I have read many books of each that are strangely poorly written.)

Love neckaces (neckies), putting them on, taking them off.
Puts hats and necklaces on all by herself. Has an unreasonable beef with bows and ponytails.
1 1/2cm tall.
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          Le Persan Sans Peine   

Le Persan Sans Peine Author: Dominique Halbout Publisher: assimil Publication date: 2003 ISBN: 2700502205 Number of pages: 345 Format / Quality: pdf Size: 10MB Cette méthode est très progressive et vous guidera pas à pas à travers l’alphabet, emprunté à l’arabe, jusqu’à vous familiariser avec cette langue si riche en...
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          Vtech Push & Ride Alphabet Train   
This toy allows for 4 different ways to play with it, you can sit down and play, walk, pull along wagon and ride on. To go along with the fun the toy contains 13 double sided letter blocks and also a magic tunnel where kids can load the blocks into the wagon. The train has also got a walkie talkie that your child can speak into, as well as this there is a number pad, light up piano keys, turning book and beads and cogs. The toy helps children learn about objects, animals, phonics, letters, colours, numbers, weather and lots more. The toy plays music that your child can sing along to and the pack includes 3 x AA "try me" batteries.

Regular Price: £52.99

£46.53


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index there is noteworthy activity today in Alphabet Inc Symbol GOOG where a total volume of 14 739 contracts has been traded thus far today a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1 5
          Neuer Buchstabe: Das ß gibt es jetzt in groß   

Nichts ist wirklich fertig und vollständig. Denn ein bisschen was geht immer. Auch beim Alphabet. Das bekommt jetzt einen neuen Buchstaben. Leider handelt es sich dabei nicht um ein neues o, das dabei helfen könnte, den Klang von Ton und Tonne oder Ross und Rose zu unterscheiden, sondern um ein ß und zwar in groß.


          Cyclone Nargis   
Nargis formed into a tropical cyclone on April 27, 2008, in the central Bay of Bengal about 360 miles off the southeast coast of India. Cyclone Nargis was, when it made landfall around the mouth of the Ayeyawaddy (Irrawaddy) river, about 220 kilometres south-west of Rangoon, a Category four storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, with sustained winds of 132 mph. Nargis is the deadliest cyclone to hit Asia since 1991, when 143,000 people perished in Bangladesh from a land-falling cyclone that year. The formation of Tropical Cyclone Nargis in the Bay of Bengal coincides with the start of cyclone season in the North Indian Ocean, which typically runs from April through December.

Burma, devastated by Nargis, is undergoing a natural and human disaster. As Tropical Cyclone Nargis swept over the Irrawaddy River Delta, pummelling the area with high winds, storm surge, and heavy rains, many tens of thousands of people have lost their lives. The Associated Press noted that a Burma state-run radio station reported on May 5, that more than 22,464 people were confirmed dead, and thousands were missing. Burma is isolated from the rest of the world at the best of times. Due to the nature of the disaster, the large area involved and the secrecy and mistrust of the Burmese government, it is impossible to get an accurate recording of the tragic human loss, but some are estimating lives lost in the hundreds of thousands, rather than the tens. This puts the Nargis disaster on a par with the 2004 boxing day tsunami which killed 300,000 people.

Tropical cyclones are amongst the most powerful and destructive meteorological systems on earth. They are a product of the interaction of between the atmosphere and the oceans. The pressures recorded at the centres of tropical cyclones are among the lowest that occur on Earth's surface at sea level. Despite the long season, the region, which includes the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, on average has just over five named storms per year, with only two becoming full tropical cyclones. Tropical cyclones are compact, circular storms, generally some 320 km (200 miles) in diameter, whose winds swirl around a central region of low atmospheric pressure. The winds are driven by this low-pressure core and by the rotation of the Earth, which deflects the path of the wind through a phenomenon known as the Coriolis force. As a result, tropical cyclones rotate in an anti-clockwise (or cyclonic) direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in a clockwise (or anticyclonic) direction in the Southern Hemisphere.

During World War II, tropical cyclones were informally given women's names by US Army Air Corp and Navy meteorologists (after their girlfriends or wives) who were monitoring and forecasting tropical cyclones over the Pacific. From 1950 to 1952, tropical cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean were identified by the phonetic alphabet (Able-Baker-Charlie-etc. While tropical cyclones can produce extremely powerful winds and torrential rain, they are also able to produce high waves and damaging storm surge. Although their effects on human populations can be devastating, tropical cyclones can also relieve drought conditions. Tropical cyclones are known by various names in different parts of the world. In the North Atlantic Ocean and the eastern North Pacific they are called hurricanes, and in the western North Pacific around the Philippines, Japan, and China the storms are referred to as typhoons. In the western South Pacific and Indian Ocean they are variously referred to as severe tropical cyclones, tropical cyclones, or simply cyclones. All these different names refer to the same type of storm. With increasing global temperatures adding energy to the earth's weather systems there is a chance that storms on the scale of Nargis may become more common place, once again hugely impacting vast populations living in vulnerable coastal and delta regions of the world.
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          Racing Cars Hidden Letters   
Racing Cars Hidden Letters is a fun game especially for those who love to play hidden objects type of games. The instructions of this game is very easy and you just have to use your mouse to play and finish this game successfully. An image will appear on the game screen with a very cool car. The objective of the game is for you to find all the letters of the alphabet in the image. This game is quite tricky because all the letters are hidden very well which makes them quite hard to find especially for beginners. However, you cannot just click anywhere because there is only a limited amount of mistakes which will be given to you and if you make too many mistakes, you will fail the game.
          Episode 97: The novel strategy of making money, and investing to do so - Amazon + Whole Foods   
Looks like we’ll be getting cheaper organic food what with Amazon buying Whole Foods. What exactly is the strategy at play here, though? Other than the obvious thing of doing online groceries, how is Amazon advantaged here such that others (like Wal-mart), can’t simply do this themselves. We go over these questions and how they related to M&A in general. Plus recommendations and some podcast meta talk. Mid-roll This episode is sponsored by Casper, who’s looking for some good senior SREs (https://boards.greenhouse.io/casper/jobs/649758?gh_jid=649758). If you’re into building out and managing infrastructure that keeps code running and makes sure you can sleep soundly at night, check out the job listing, apply (https://boards.greenhouse.io/casper/jobs/649758?gh_jid=649758), and be sure to mention that you heard about it on Software Defined Talk. According to Glassdoor reviews (https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Casper-EI_IE990859.11,17.htm), it’s a damn fine place to work. 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Coté’s notebook on the topic (https://cote.io/2017/06/28/amazon-buying-whole-foods-notebook/). Stratechery on WF Acquisition (https://stratechery.com/2017/amazons-new-customer/) Exponent Podcast (http://exponent.fm/) What exactly are the barriers to entry here for other grocery stores. The business: online, and just the grocery store on it’s own...plus the 460+ physical stores for other goods? Barriers to entry, Amazon buyers (Whole Foods looks good now?), culture clash?, HEB love, private label BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode. Gartner Magic Quadrant for IAAS is Here! Larry D. (http://www.zdnet.com/article/gartner-puts-aws-microsoft-azure-top-of-its-magic-quadrant-for-iaas/) Once again, what a change from way back when: CRN (http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/cloud/300087321/heres-who-made-gartners-2017-magic-quadrant-for-cloud-iaas.htm) The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/19/gartner_confirms_what_we_all_know_aws_and_microsoft_are_the_cloud_leaders_by_a_fair_way/) Johnny Leadgen can get a copy (https://pages.awscloud.com/mq-download-report.html). On Oracle: “Gartner warns potential customers to be cautious of high-pressure sales tactics.” How Microsoft Is Shifting Focus to Open Source Link (https://thenewstack.io/microsoft-shifting-emphasis-open-source/) “Chef is used to manage thousands of nodes internally across Azure, Office 365 and Bing.” Amazon Eyeing Slack? Link (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-15/messaging-startup-slack-said-to-draw-interest-from-amazon-com) “Buying Slack would help Seattle-based Amazon bolster its enterprise services as it seeks to compete with rivals like Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.” Walmart Buys Bonobo I’ve got a Bonobo suit I really like (https://www.geekwire.com/2017/walmart-buy-bonobos-310m-continues-e-commerce-battle-amazon/). They had ModCloth and some others. Their M&A strategy has really shifted of late. Walmart Sez Get Off the AWS Finally a reason for multi-cloud (https://thenewstack.io/wal-mart-kicks-partners-off-amazons-cloud-implications-organizations/) BigCo’s gonna bully that supply-chain. What’s Wrong with Jenkins? Jenkins is the Nagios of CI/CD (https://thenewstack.io/many-problems-jenkins-continuous-delivery/) “No toolchain is perfect, but you can achieve software delivery perfection (or something close to it, at least) when you implement the right culture.” Tools don’t substitute culture. Oracle’s Swinging For the Fences (and missing) Link (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/13/specsavers_says_no_to_oracle_cloud/) “He was also unwilling for Specsavers to become a guinea pig for Oracle's cloud.” Ubuntu Mobile Post Mortem Not much strategy… (http://www.lieberbiber.de/2017/06/20/my-ubuntu-for-mobile-devices-post-mortem/) Serverless and the Death of DevOps Link (http://redmonk.com/jgovernor/2017/06/02/serverless-and-the-the-death-of-devops-can-you-not/) Spoiler: “DevOps is the ultimate reactive, or event-driven, tech use case. It’s not going anywhere” State of DevOps 2017 Report Johnny Leadgen to the rescue (https://puppet.com/resources/whitepaper/state-of-devops-report)! Commercial Open Source Software Companies Link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/17nKMpi_Dh5slCqzLSFBoWMxNvWiwt2R-t4e_l7LPLhU/htmlview#gid=0) A bit of sourcing on the numbers would be valuable Glad Chef’s not on the list, wouldn’t want to comment on the numbers Cloud Foundry Summit A whole mess of videos! 121 of them. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLhuMOCWn4P9hTlDEWJZV8JbVsW01avHF1&v=em-W0rVbCLc) Heptio Out of Stealth Mode with K8s Management Tool TheNewStack covere (https://thenewstack.io/heptio-comes-stealth-mode-ksonnet/) Official page (http://ksonnet.heptio.com/) File under “It didn’t already do that. I see.” Not sure this qualifies as “coming out of stealth”, everyone knows they work on open source K8s. I’m not seeing a monetization strategy yet beyond support & training. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but they raised $8.5 for their A-round BMC Software Exploring Merging with CA STOP THE PRESSES! TERRIBLE MEETS TERRIBLE (https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN19C036)? So far, no confirmation, but (https://www.streetinsider.com/Analyst+Comments/CA+Technologies+%28CA%29%3A+Anti+Trust+Should+Not+Prevent+CABMC+Merger+-+Bernstein/13052376.html): “While the two companies were once dominant in the systems management industry, the analyst notes that CA and BMC have 7.5% and 8% share respectively as of FY16 which combined would put them on a near even footing with IBM, the largest vendor, at 15%.” “There are also many other vendors in the market including MSFT (7%) and NOW (5%) so anti trust concerns should not be an issue.” High Level Kubernetes Overview Link (https://jvns.ca/blog/2017/06/04/learning-about-kubernetes/) “Basically Kubernetes is a distributed system that runs programs (well, containers) on computers. You tell it what to run, and it schedules it onto your machines.” More on Service Meshes From James Governor, RedMonk (https://redmonk.com/jgovernor/2017/05/31/so-what-even-is-a-service-mesh-hot-take-on-istio-and-linkerd/) Recommendations Brandon: The Scholar and the Drop Out podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scholar-and-the-drop-out/id1143931540?mt=2); Coté’s add-on: Karl Lagerfella’s day (http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/a865/24-hours-with-karl-lagerfeld-0412/), no exercise and long night-shirts. Matt: Commando: Johnny Ramone’s Autobiography (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IV89TS/) Coté: Gulf Shores, Alabama; Hillbilly Elegy (http://amzn.to/2tpO6Gm) and “The Dead Pig Collector.” (http://amzn.to/2tpoU2L)
          Regional Focus: United States   
Travel ban news:On 26 June 2017, the Supreme Court "agreed to evaluate the [travel ban case] next term, and, in the meantime," said that "certain people should be allowed to come to the United States, as long as they have what the court called 'a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States'.” These Q&As from the New York Times and Refugees International provide more information. In addition, see below for thoughts and commentary on the latest judicial development (organized chronologically, then alphabetically by title):Did the Supreme Court Tip Its Hand on How It Will Rule on the Travel Ban? (Just Security Blog, 26 June 2017) [text]"Donald Trump’s Travel Ban is about to Go into Effect," Vox, 26 June 2017 [text]It’s All about That Stay (and its Surprising Limits) (Just Security Blog, 26 June 2017 [text]On the Travel Ban the Supreme Court Says: Stay Tuned (Take Care…
          Get Lit's DANTE Opens 7/6 at The Actors' Gang   

The Actors' Gang presents DANTE, Get Lit's musical adaptation of Dante's Inferno, opening Saturday, July 8! Written by young poet Raul Herrera, adapted by Diane Luby Lane and directed by Cynthia Ettinger, DANTE will begin with 2 previews, July 6 and 7, and will continue for 10 performances only, July 8 - July 29, 2017.

Originally inspired by a course called "Dante in Translation" led by Giuseppe Mazzotta, Get Lit's founder Diane Luby Lane met with the Literati Fellows to dissect and free-write modern adaptions of the classic text throughout 2015 and 2016, with Raul Herrera ultimately taking the lead on completing a radical full-length theatrical interpretation. In Herrera's words, "There's a Dante in everyone...you don't have to be a 13th-century poet to go through hell."

Featuring the Get Lit Players and Literati Fellows, DANTE explores the power of young voices in our current cultural and political climate. In Lane's words, "DANTE asks young people to think about and dissect the world so that they can understand and improve it. The show is an incredible lesson in what young voices can create and do." Set in modern-day Los Angeles, DANTE is the tale of a young man's second chance at redeeming himself, having to go through hell in order to confront his demons and realize that one can't live and learn without making mistakes.

This brand new original play, co-produced by Diane Luby Lane and Tim Robbins, is the work of a long-time creative relationship between Get Lit and The Actors' Gang Theater. "We are thrilled to present Get Lit's adaptation of Dante's Inferno. For the past 8 years, The Actors' Gang has been supporting and mentoring this exciting and talented group of young men and women. Having presented Get Lit for years in monthly poetry slams, this co-production of their wildly original and exciting adaptation of Dante is a natural extension of our support." said Tim Robbins, Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang.

Inspired by the musical Hamilton, in which Get Lit mentor Daveed Diggs appeared as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Broadway cast, DANTE tells its story with elements of poetry, rap, comedy, and original music by Wilkie Ferguson (In The Heights, Boys Choir of Harlem).

The audience will follow Dante through LA's temptations, both hellish and blissful, to ultimately find self-discovery and redemption. Along with each performance, audience members will be invited to participate in a comprehensive installation in which a new vice/circle of hell will be explored before and after the show through sensory experiences, cocktails, panels, art pop-ups, performances, & more. Enter the Inferno!

The Cast for Dante will feature (in alphabetical order): Marquesha Babers, Walter Finnie, Gordon Ip, Khamal Iwuanyanwu, Joab Louis, Alexis Martinez, Maia Mayor, Anna Osuna, Zach Perlmuter, Johnny Soto, Vanessa Tahay, & Kyland Turner.

The Creative Team includes: Cynthia Ettinger (Director), Pierre Adeli (Assistant Director), Raul Herrera (Playwright), Olivia Courtin (Costume Design), Cihan Sahin (Lightning and Sound Design), Wilkie Ferguson (Original Music), Michael Panes (Script Consultant), Samuel Curtis (Cinematographer), Diane Luby Lane (Producer), Tim Robbins (Co-Producer), Simon Hanna (Assistant Producer), Christina Pacheco (Co-Assistant Producer).

Get Lit - Words Ignite is a performing arts organization that fuses classic and spoken word poetry to empower youth and inspire communities in over 100 schools across Southern California. By engaging at-risk youth in classic literature and penning their own responses, teens become engaged in their own futures and unearth their potential. Get Lit was founded in 2006 by Diane Luby Lane and has grown into a revolutionary poetic movement. Join the #LiteraryRiot at www.getlit.org!

Since 1981, The Actors' Gang has created and presented over 150 bold, original works and reinterpretations of the classics that address the human condition from an uncompromising and fresh perspective. Over the past 35 years, The Actors' Gang has performed for audiences throughout the world, on five continents, and in 40 U.S. states. Our groundbreaking Prison Project is currently in ten California prisons serving incarcerated women, men and children with rehabilitation programs that reduce tensions in prisons and significantly reduce the recidivism rate. Hundreds of children in Los Angeles public schools discover confidence and creativity with our Education Department through in school immersion and after school programs. Our classes encourage acceptance, respect and team building in a fun and effective way. For more information, please visit us in our theater or online at www.theactorsgang.com.

DANTE previews begin Thursday, July 6, opens Saturday, July 8 and runs through Saturday, July 29, 2017. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm at The Actors' Gang Theater, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232. For more information on specific shows, visit getlit.org/2017/06/dante-2017/.

General tickets are available for $34,99. Students may purchase $20.00 tickets and seniors may purchase $25.00 tickets. Thursday evenings are "Pay-What-You-Can." For tickets, please call 310-838-4264 or visit www.theactorsgang.com to purchase tickets online or to view the complete schedule.

 


          First Look: Neil Simon's THE GINGERBREAD LADY Opens 7/14 at the Westchester Playhouse   

Kentwood Players is presenting THE GINGERBREAD LADY, a dramedy by Neil Simon, opening Friday, July 14 through Saturday, August 19, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and produced by Jenny Boone and Lynn Gutstadt for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Marco Garcia Ballare, Sara Bozin, Al Gomez, Ken MacFarlane, Lezlie Moore, and Genous Novin.

Maureen Stapleton won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress for the role of Evy Meara, a popular cabaret singer who has hit the skids in Neil Simon's THE GINGERBREAD LADY. The play is set in New York City in 1972 after Evy's short stay in rehab. Upon her return home, her best friend, the age-defying Toby, Evy's daughter Polly, and Jimmy Perry, a gay actor, all try to help her adjust to sobriety with a jolly birthday party. Enter Lou Tanner, a former lover, who ends up giving her a black eye. The party is a wash out, the "gingerbread lady" falls off the wagon and hits the ropes once again. With Neil Simon's characteristic wit and humor, his serious story of lost misfits is genuinely and deeply touching. The play was later rewritten by Neil Simon as the film Only When I Laugh starring Marsha Mason.

Reserved seat tickets are $20 with a $2 discount for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. For group ticket sales of 10 or more, please call the box office for group rates.

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet THE GINGERBREAD LADY production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

Photos by Shari Barrett


          THANKSGIVING Will Play Four Encore! Producer's Award Performances   

Samovar Subway Ensemble's Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere comedy by Tiffany Cascio, is the winner of three Fringe Awards (out of five nominations) and also received Pick of the Fringe designation from Combined Artform and Fringe Management. The acclaimed comedy will play four Encore! Producers' Award performances on Friday, July 14 at 8pm; Sunday, July 16 at 2pm; Saturday, July 22 at 2pm; and Sunday, July 23 at 2pm. Running time is 90 minutes.

Thanksgiving won the Beyond Bechdel-Wallace Award (sponsored by Broads' Word Ensemble), the Unleashed Award (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed), and the Encore! Producers' Award. The show was also nominated for the ShoWorks Don't Wait Create! Award (sponsored by ShoWorks Entertainment) and Best Comedy.

The cast features (in alphabetical order) Trip Langley, Susan Louise O'Connor, Asia Lynn Pitts, Gary Poux, Sharon Spence, and Allison Youngberg. The creative team includes Kit Whitten (set design), Brandon Baruch (lighting design), Sharon Spence (costume design), and James Ferrero (sound design). Fight choreography is by Dane Oliver, the stage manager is Taylor Jackson Ross, and Allison Youngberg is the producer for Samovar Subway Ensemble.

Thanksgiving is a not all-the-way true, but sometimes painfully so, dysfunctional family comedy. Chloe Patterson has invited her perfect fiancé to what she will make sure is the perfect Thanksgiving, despite her very imperfect family. She's got a solid plan in place to combat any and all hints of dysfunction, providing for every possible contingency - except the unexpected dinner guest: a very unfiltered, Las Vegas stripper. Scabs are picked, secrets are revealed, and fights erupt as this group struggles to make it through another holiday unscathed.

Tickets for Thanksgiving are $15 and may be obtained online at http://hff17.com/4549 or by phone at (323) 455-4585. The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (just east of Vine at El Centro), in Hollywood, 90038.


          Patrick Rosal    

Patrick Rosal reads "Tito's Field" and "When You Haven't Made Love in a Long Time." He's the author of Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea Books). His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award, and he currently at work on his second full-length collection My American Kundiman. He is Assistant Professor of English at Bloomfield College.

Music: Chicago Underground Duo (Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek) - "Lifelines" - from the album Axis and Alignment from Thrill Jockey

Tito's Field

We shot my tito's guns in a field
somewhere in the middle of Louisiana
This man - my uncle - was a genius
By day they paid him to figure out a way -
when there was none -to suture kidneys shut
- and he did Then he'd come home
to put his son's kings in check
He swatted at the swift flies
everyone else was too stupid to see
and rambled about hearing new
prophecies in his Walkman
Because the seven horsemen
and their fairy counterparts
were quick to trample out my tito's last few
lingering flintsparks of logic
my auntie in the end stormed
out of their house with their sons
the same way reason must have
stormed out of his brain
But everyone and everything that summer
kept their tenuous residence long enough
for me to play with small artillery
in the seemingly endless backyard
that belonged to my raving uncle
Tito June explained the mechanics of each weapon
and even knew the physics of every echoed blam!
He pointed out our targets
like a pre-school teacher points out
the alphabet: one oak broken like an old hip
a stack of flat stones near the edge of the yard
motley and muddied bottles lined
along the wooden fence My aim was terrible
I was just a Jersey kid drunk
on the triple-jump twenty-gauge
cuss and rumble of a shotgun
thrumming its way out of this
seventeen-acre field in a hurry
When he told me to knock a single fat grackle off
the lowest branch of a bare catalpa about
forty feet from where we stood
I surprised myself when I saw the body
drop to the dirt still fluttering
Tito June pulled a .22 off his hip
walked up to the final full
twitch that remained of the bird
and sent a slug through its tiny gut
(I stopped the yuck in my throat )
When he picked it up and held it by one
toe dangling it like an iridescent planet
we knew he'd pack that one away
with all the other critters in his freezer
He peered long at that scavenger
as though he could see clear
through its belly to a hole in heaven's skull

I should thank you Tito
I didn't care you stopped believing in God
As long as I've known you you've stood
on the edge of madness like a child
clad in clean white knickers
held back from diving into the mud
But no one after all could stop you
You cackled loud when you pulled a trigger
You cackled loud when you didn't
For all your quirky brilliance
For all your ravishing lunacy
For all your universe-be-damned bravado
I don't envy you your dreams: the gun -
blast echoes rippling through the field
of your mind: littered tangled overgrown
where you stand gaping
about to pronounce some twisted
epistle or botched psalm from
a world in which - for as long as you live -
there is no such thing as lies and chaos
is the last science you shall ever love

When You Haven't Made Love in a Long Time

Whatever first summons back her mouth
to yours - gin or lies or the massive electric
wreck of a dying man's heart Whatever rouse
your chest's cadence to its own hectic

footstomp charge Whatever villain
or halo or headlock you mimic
or thoracic harbor your passions thrill in
Whatever ash and lye Whatever fragrant muck

let your tongue be neither simple nor mad-dash
without knowing first the ramshackle
angles of angels rising Do not rush
point A to B Travel the gentle curve of sickle

Climb her thigh's solfeggio Hush along her hips like
some cool crooning devil eager to lose his wits


          Montessori-Inspired Zoo Activities Using Free Printables   
By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

I'm so excited today! I have Montessori-inspired activities for a popular theme with young children ... zoo animals. At Living Montessori Now, I have a list of free zoo printables. The free printables include my latest subscriber freebie (a Montessori-inspired zoo pack), which is now expanded to cover additional concepts and a wider age range! 


Here I'm sharing a number of Montessori-inspired activities using the free printables. These are great ways to complement a trip to the zoo ... a perfect warm-weather field trip! 

You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

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Shelves with Zoo-Themed Activities 

Shelves with Zoo-Themed Activities 

My shelves with zoo-themed activities include a free hand-painted printable zoo culture card designed by The Montessori Company. You’ll also find Montessori-inspired zoo numbers and letters (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

The books on my top shelf are all Montessori friendly. They're Zoo by Gail Gibbons, Life-Size Zoo, More Life-Size Zoo, and A Children's Zoo. My 3-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, especially loves Life-Size Zoo and More Life-Size Zoo. Another favorite zoo book that she's loved for a long time is One Gorilla (a Montessori-friendly counting book with fascinating realistic pictures. It's in our book basket). 

I also have a handmade book: Little Letter "Z" Book on the middle shelf.  It uses a free printable: Little Letter "Z" Book from The Measured Mom. Check out my "Simple Easily Rotated Activity to Teach Letter Sounds to Toddlers and Preschoolers" to learn how we use these letter books, which Zoey loves. 

You could mix your zoo-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special zoo area something like the one pictured. My shelves this month have a mixture of skill levels, although they're mainly for 3-5 year old pre-readers. 

You'll find a couple of more advanced activities below. If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, just rotate them.

Zoo Culture Card (on Shelf with Life-Size Zoo and More Life-Size Zoo Books)

Zoo Culture Card with Life-Size Zoo Book and More Life-Size Zoo Book 

I'm happy to share with you a beautiful hand-painted zoo culture card from The Montessori Company. You can use it on your shelves to introduce a zoo theme. I’m hosting the free printable as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free zoo culture card here. The description says: “At the zoo we can learn about animals from all across the world and see them up close safely.” 

Animal Pattern MatchingAnimal Pattern Matching 

Free Printable: Animal Patterns from Mumma Diaries 

For this activity, I simply used a Montessori Services basket with the printables - super easy! I did omit the cow and ladybug patterns because of the zoo theme. 

For a toddler, it would be wonderful to use this activity with large Schleich animals or Safari Ltd. animals to match each of the patterns. 

Wildlife “I Have, Who Has” Game Wildlife "I Have, Who Has" Game 

Free Printable: Wildlife “I Have, Who Has” Game from PreKinders 

This was another super-easy activity to prepare. I just used the printable along with a Montessori Services basket. Games like this can be a fun way for children to work together at home or in a classroom. 

Subtract the Animals at the Zoo Subtract the Animals at the Zoo Tray Free Printable: Zoo Pack Update (part 5) from 3 Dinosaurs. There are also printables for counting the zoo animals (perfect for younger children), adding the zoo animals, and greater than/less than in the pack. For multiple ages, you could have more than one of the printables on the tray. 

For this activity, I used the subtract the animals printable, 10 animals from the Safari Ltd. Wild TOOB, a Montessori Services basket for the animals, and a small bamboo condiment cup for the numbers. 

Subtract the Animals at the Zoo Activity

Zoo-Themed Teen Number Cards with Montessori Bead Bars

Zoo-Themed Teen Number Cards with Montessori Bead Bars 

Free Printable: Zoo Animal Numbers (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For this activity, I used a piece of felt for a table mat and bead bars from the decanomial box in a Montessori Services basket. (My bead bars, which I love, are from Alison's Montessori. You can get them on Amazon, although I haven't personally used materials from those companies.) 

You could make this into a game by placing the number cards in a stack upside down. Then the child draws a number card and matches the bead bars. 

Zoo-Themed Teen Number Card with Montessori Bead Bars 

This is a great extension for children who are working on place value using Montessori bead materials. 

Letter Z Object Basket with Mystery Bag and BlindfoldLetter Z Object Basket with Mystery Bag and Blindfold Free Printables: Zebra Letters for Letter Z Object Basket (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

I used the "z" sandpaper letter, another tactile letter "z," a magnetic letter "z," a sandpaper numeral 0, a zebra, a zipper, and a laminated photo of Zoey  for the/z/ sound. Zoey has so much fun with this activity!

Using Letter Z Objects with Mystery Bag and Blindfold

If you'd like ideas for teaching phonics, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics post. 

We used a Montessori mystery bag and blindfold for interest and to work on the stereognostic sense. I got the basket, mystery bag, and blindfold from Montessori Services. 

Zoo-Themed Beginning Sounds and Word BuildingZoo-Themed Word Building Basket 

Free Printable: Zoo Pack Update (part 6) from 3 Dinosaurs 

Free Printable: My 1" Movable Alphabet (instant download available in manuscript, D'Nealian, or cursive) 

For this activity, I used a Montessori Services basket and a small bamboo condiment cup for the letters. This is a fun hands-on way to focus on beginning sounds and word building. 

I cut out 4 of the easiest words to build. After simply identifying the beginning sound for each picture, the child will have built a word!

Zoo-Themed Word Building

Vertebrate Classification with Safari Ltd. FiguresVertebrate Classification Tray with Safari Ltd Figures Free Printable: We’re Going to the Zoo Unit Study and Lapbook by Ami Brainerd at Homeschool Share 

For this activity, I used a multicraft tray, the pieces from the printable cut apart, and 5 different types of vertebrates. I used figures from the Safari Ltd. Rainforest TOOB plus a fish from the Safari Ltd. Rainforest TOOB

Older children could have a number of different species to match while younger children can match figures such as the ones pictured that are obvious matches although not necessarily the same type of fish, bird, etc.

Vertebrate Classification Layout with Safari Ltd Figures

Zoey really loved this activity and enjoyed having me read the different attributes of each classification. 

Zoo Creative WritingZoo Animal Creative Writing Tray Free Printable: Zoo Creative Writing Printables (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For this activity, I used a multicraft tray, the printables, a pencil, and a pencil sharpener for an added practical life activity. Advanced preschoolers on up can write their own story, while younger preschoolers can dictate a story for you to write. They could use the "Tell about your favorite zoo animal," or "Tell about your trip to the zoo," after a zoo trip. 

More Free Zoo Printables 

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free zoo printables from around the blogosphere: Free Zoo Printables and Montessori-Inspired Zoo Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables

More Zoo Activities and Resources at Living Montessori Now

Montessori at Home or School - How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook

If you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!
I hope you have some zoo fun this spring and summer!
Deb - Siganture
Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 42 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and 3-year-old granddaughter live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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          Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities Using Free Printables   
By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

Turtles are an especially fun theme in the spring or summer. And it's easy to prepare hands-on turtle activities using free printables. 



At Living Montessori Now, I have a list of free turtle printables, including my monthly subscriber freebie pack! You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

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Shelves with Turtle-Themed Activities

Shelves with Turtle-Themed Activities 

My shelves with turtle-themed activities include a free hand-painted printable turtle culture card designed by The Montessori Company. You’ll also find Montessori-inspired turtle numbers and letters (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

The books on my top shelf are National Geographic Readers: Turtles, National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles, and Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond. Zoey and I enjoy them all. 

I also have a handmade book using a free printable: Calm Down Social Story-Turtle Breaths by School Social Worker extras at Teachers Pay Teachers. This printable book helps children identify their feelings and learn a deep breathing exercise ("turtle breaths") to help them calm down. It's a helpful technique for any child (or adult) to learn. 

In addition, I have a handmade book: Little Letter "T" Book on the middle shelf. It uses a free printable: Little Letter "T" Book from The Measured Mom. Check out my "Simple Easily Rotated Activity to Teach Letter Sounds to Toddlers and Preschoolers" to learn how we use these letter books, which my 3-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loves.
And on my puzzle shelf, I have the Montessori turtle puzzle.  I also have another math material shown below that's not on the shelves. 

You could mix your turtle-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special turtle area something like the one pictured. My shelves this month have a mixture of skill levels, although they're mainly for 3-5 year old pre-readers. If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, just rotate them.

Turtle Culture Card (on shelf next to National Geographic Reader: Turtles) 

Turtle Culture Card and National Geographic Kids Turtles Book 

I'm happy to share with you a fabulous hand-painted turtle culture card from The Montessori Company. You can use it on your shelves to introduce a sheep or lamb theme. I’m hosting the free printable as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free turtle culture card here

The description says: “Turtles are reptiles that can hide their arms and legs entirely within their shell when they feel threatened.” 

Sea Turtle Numbers and Counters GameSea Turtle Numbers and Counters Game 
Free Printable: Turtle Numbers (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For this activity, I simply used a Montessori Services basket, the green sea turtle numbers (I used 0-10), and Safari Ltd. Good Luck Minis Sea Turtle Hatchlings Set of 10. I used a small bamboo condiment cup to hold the sea turtle hatchlings. 




For the game, I placed the number cards in a stack upside down. Then Zoey drew a card and counted out the number of sea turtle hatchlings that were needed. It's very much like Montessori cards and counters, although it's themed and played like a game to add interest. I also added the number 0. Zoey and I took turns drawing numbers and counting out the sea turtle hatchlings, which she really enjoyed. 

And using only 10 counters allows a younger child to do as few or many cards as he or she wishes. Zoey had fun going through the entire stack. 

Turtle Place Value ActivityTurtle Place Value Tray Free Printable: Counting Forward: Cute Turtles (Kindergarten Task Cards) by Donna Thompson at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

I didn't use the printable exactly as it was designed. Instead, I cut out turtles with a variety of two-digit numerals. 

For this activity, I used a piece of felt for a table mat, a Bambu condiment cup to hold the turtle numbers, and bead bars from the decanomial box in Montessori Services baskets. (My bead bars, which I love, are from Alison's Montessori. You can get them on Amazon, although I haven't personally used materials from those companies.) 

This is a fun extension for children who are working on place value.

Turtle Place Value Layout 

Letter T Object Basket 

Free Printables: Turtle Letters for Letter T Object Basket (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) I just used  a  turtle Beanie Baby and small objects I had that started with the/t/ sound. Again, If you'd like ideas for teaching phonics, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics post. 

Turtle Sand Writing Tray

Turtle Sand Writing Tray 

Free Printables: Turtle Letter T Fonts (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For the tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though. 

To add interest, I used a turtle from the Safari Ltd. Frogs and Turtles TOOB. It's fun to write the letters with the turtle's nose. There are a few different types of turtles in the TOOB, so you could rotate the type of turtle throughout your turtle unit. I used colored sand, although you could use colored salt or another type of writing material. 

ABC Turtle - Beginning Letter SoundsABC Turtle - Beginning Letter Sounds 

Free Printable: ABC Turtle by Make Take Teach at Teachers Pay Teachers 

For this activity, I used a multicraft tray, the pieces from the printable cut apart, and a small bamboo condiment cup to hold the pieces. It was super easy to prepare. 

You could start with one page and the 6 matching letters, or you could add more as your child or students are ready. 

You can find lots of resources for teaching phonics in my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics post. 

Snappy the Syllable Turtle Board GameSnappy the Snapping Syllable Turtle Game 
Free Printable: Snappy the Syllable Turtle Board Game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational 

This is a fun activity that works for younger children if you read the words and count out the syllables together. Readers can read the words and then count out the syllables. 

At Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational, they used a DIY snapping turtle to count out the syllables. I decided to use different rhythm instruments. Finger castanets would be especially fun, although a variety of instruments can be used. 

The Tortoise and the Hare ActivitiesThe Tortoise and the Hare ActivitiesFree Printable: See my "Montessori-Inspired Activities for The Tortoise and the Hare" for free printables to go with the Maestro Classics CD and/or a literature-based Tortoise and Hare unit. 

(Note: my readers always get 17% off Maestro Classics CDs with the code MONTESSORI at checkout!) I love this CD, and I'm looking forward to doing the activities with Zoey. 

For this tray, I used a multicraft tray, the printables, a Bambu condiment cup, and Montessori Services basket for the puzzle pieces. You'll find more activities in my Tortoise and Hare post, but these are some that work well for a variety of ages.

More Free Turtle Printables

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free turtle printables from around the blogosphere: Free Turtle Printables and Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables.

More Turtle Activities at Living Montessori Now

Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities (a roundup of turtle activities)
Montessori at Home or School - How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook
If you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!


Have a fun spring and summer!
Deb - Siganture
Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 41 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and 3-year-old granddaughter live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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          Montessori-Inspired Eat-a-Rainbow Activities Using Free Printables   
By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

I love promoting healthy eating, and I'm excited about the printables and activities I have for you today!  An eat-a-rainbow unit is a great way to encourage kids to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables each day. 



Here I'm sharing lots of ideas for eat-a-rainbow activities using free printables. At Living Montessori Now, I have a long list of free eat-a-rainbow printables, including my monthly subscriber freebie pack! 

You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

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Shelves with Eat-a-Rainbow-Themed Activities 

Montessori Shelves with an Eat-a-Rainbow Theme    
My shelves include materials from my Montessori-inspired eat-a-rainbow numbers and letters (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 



You could also include a free hand-painted printable lettuce culture card  and free hand-painted printable orange culture card designed by The Montessori Company. Because my shelf space is limited, I like to display the cards vertically where I can rotate one of the books on display. 

The books on my shelves are Rainbow Foods: Exploring Fruits and Vegetables by Color by Kathy Mansfield and Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert. 

You could mix your eat-a-rainbow-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special eat-a-rainbow area something like the one pictured. This has a mixture of skill levels. If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, just rotate them. 

Lettuce and Orange Culture Cards 

I have two lovely hand-painted culture cards from The Montessori Company. One is a painting of lettuce, and the other is a painting of an orange. I’m hosting the free printables as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free lettuce culture card here and the free orange culture card hereThe lettuce description says: “Lettuce comes in many different varieties and is used most often for its leaves. It grows quickly and is used in salads and other meals.” The orange description says: "An orange is a citrus fruit that can be sweet or sour. Oranges grow on trees in warmer climates and might be used to make your morning juice!" 

Fruit Memory Game Fruit Memory GameFree Printable: Fruit Memory and Match Up Cards from 1+1+1=1 

For this activity, I simply used a Montessori Services basket, the fruit cards with words, and the fruit cards without words. I chose the 8 most colorful fruits to use as a simple memory game. 

Fruit Number Puzzle  (or Vegetable Skip Counting Puzzles) Fruit Number Puzzle Free Printable: Fruit Number Sequence Puzzle from Montessori By Mom; See ideas for using the puzzle for babies through kindergarteners at Living Montessori Now

Free Printables for Older Kids: Vegetable Skip Counting Puzzles from Liz's Early Learning Spot 

For this activity, I used a basket I had and the printable. This is super easy to prepare. Just choose a puzzle that's appropriate for your child's skill level. 

/f/ for Food Puzzle Rainbow Food PuzzleFree Printable: Food Puzzle (Movable Alphabet Letter)  (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

This activity just took a few minutes to prepare. I used a Montessori Services clear acrylic tray along with a small tabletop easel and separate container for the puzzle pieces. To make the work a bit easier, copy the page twice and have one copy (not cut apart) on the tray or on a stand. 

If you'd like ideas for teaching phonics, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics post. 

What Am I? Fruits and Veggies Game What Am I Fruits and Veggies Activity Free Printable: What Am I? Fruits and Veggies Activity from Early Learning with Marta, Eaton, and Nathaniel (Note: I used the editable riddles so that I could change "peal" to "peel.") 

For this activity, I just used a Montessori Services basket and the pieces from the printable cut apart. 

This is a fun introduction to riddles! You can have the pictures laid out across the top of the rug and add the riddle below the picture once your child discovers the answer. 

Letter F Object Basket 

Free Printables: Fruit Letters for Letter F Object Basket y (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

I used Beanie Babies and small objects I had that started with the/f/ sound. Again, If you'd like ideas for teaching phonics, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics post.

Rainbow Salt Writing TrayRainbow Writing Tray with Fonts for f Free Printables: Fruit Letter F Rainbow Writing Tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

Free Printable: Rainbow Stripes from Open Clip Art (This is actually a printable of the rainbow flag. I simply downloaded the PDF, printed it out at 96%, and cut the edges to the size of my box. You can always use strips of colored  paper if you don't want to use the printable. I had first seen a rainbow salt tray on Learning 4 Kids, and you can find directions for a paper strip tray there.)

For the tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though.

Fruit and Vegetable Beginning Sound Clip Cards 
Fruit and Vegetable Beginning Sound Clip Cards 

Free Printable: Beginning Letter Printables from Fruit and Vegetable Montessori Printables at Welcome to Mommyhood 

For this activity, I used a Montessori Services basket, the printable, and some small colored clothespins

I like to place a colored dot on the back of the correct letter as a control of error (self-correcting feature). 

Eat the Rainbow Practical Life and Sorting ActivityEat the Rainbow Practical Life and Sorting Activity Free Printable: Eat the Rainbow Printable from Growing Up Gabel 

Free Printable: Sorting Fruits and Vegetables from Powerful Mothering 

For this activity, I used a multicraft tray, the printables, 5 different colors of fruits from Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie, containers for the pieces (I used 2 Bambu condiment cups), and toast tong (or whatever tool you prefer) for the fruit transfer. You could use any small fruits or vegetables. I just wanted to be sure I had red, orange, yellow, green, and blue/purple for the rainbow effect.


  
This was a fairly long process, but my 3-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loved it. First she transferred the fruits to each of the colored words. Then she sorted out all the fruits and vegetables by color. 




Finally, she chose 5 colors of fruits and/or vegetables she'd like to eat. 

I Can Eat a Rainbow ActivityI Can Eat a Rainbow Tray 
Free Printable: I Can Eat a Rainbow by Curriculum Castle at Teachers Pay Teachers 

Free Printable: A Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables from Preschool Is Fun 

Free Printable: My Healthy Plate from Fruit and Vegetable Sorting Cards (Subscriber Freebie) at Wise Owl Factory 

For this activity, I used a multicraft tray, the printables, crayons (mine are in a central location), and a glue stick

There are a number of ways you can use this printable. To use over and over again, you could color the crayons and rainbow, laminate the page, and have the fruits and vegetables available for your child to choose each day. You could even have Velcro pieces on the rectangles or plate and backs of each fruit or vegetable. Or your child could color in the page and glue on the fruits and vegetables according to color. Older children could cut out their own fruits and vegetables.

My Healthy Day - Eat-a-Rainbow Food Choices 

You could use the "I Can Eat a Rainbow" printable or this "My Healthy Day - 5 Fruits and Vegetables" printable. (I keep both printables on the tray.) This could even be laminated as a placemat for your child to use when choosing fruits and vegetables for the day.

More Free Eat-a-Rainbow Printables

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free eat-a-rainbow printables from around the blogosphere: Free Eat-a-Rainbow Printables and Montessori-Inspired Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables.

More Nutrition Activities at Living Montessori Now



Montessori at Home or School - How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBookIf you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!

Happy healthy eating!
 Deb - Siganture
Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 41 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and 3-year-old granddaughter live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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          Tech stocks get 'hit the hardest' as markets fall   
Shares of Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft decline
     
 
 

          Apple najbardziej wartościową spółką na świecie   
Szósty rok z rzędu najbardziej wartościową spółką na świecie jest Apple - wynika z rankingu TOP 100 firmy doradczej PwC. W najnowszym zestawieniu zwiększyła ona ponad dwukrotnie przewagę nad drugą w rankingu Alphabet w stosunku do 2016 r.
          ABC transportation prints. Nursery wall art for boys. Playroom art cars, planes alphabet. SET OF 3 prints by WallFry by Wallfry   

30.00 USD

ABC transportation wall art for boys nursery decor. Kids decor. Car, boat, airplane prints.
Setof 3 alphabet prints - Choose your CUSTOM COLORS.

This modern alphabet transportation decor by WallFry is designed to be suitable for baby and nurseries, but will also grow with your child and will be loved by older kids as well. Great for playrooms as well!
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This listing is for a SET of three UNFRAMED transportation prints:
A is for Airplane
B is for Boat
C is for Car

CHOOSE YOUR COLORS:
Simply mention in the "message to seller" during purchase which colors you want. Include:
- your 3 background colors (choose from the color chart pictured above right)
- your 3 vehicle colors (please only choose these from the 'CAR' color chart pictured above right)

**If you make no mention of colors or vehicles you will be sent the prints and colors that are pictured in the main photo of this listing.

**The default spelling for the plane is 'Airplane' if you would like the English spelling 'Aeroplane' please mention in the 'note to seller' when ordering.

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These are professional quality unframed prints. The prints come on heavyweight archival smooth matte paper and are printed using a professional printer and ultrachrome pigment inks. The watermark will not appear on your print!

The image/s is printed to your selected dimensions with a small white ADDITIONAL border to make framing with a matte/mount easy. For more information regarding print sizes and framing tips visit the Shop Policies page here:
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All prints come signed and dated.

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** Note that this listing is for the print/s only. The other images (frame & matting etc) are not included. The print displayed on a wall may not be the same size as that listed and is for display purposes only.


          The Tech Stock Rally Will Be Right Back   
The Tech Stock Rally Will Be Right Back

Look for the tech rally to continue as Apple, Alphabet, Amazon.com, and others post stellar earnings growth.

Michael Short/Bloomberg

Look for Apple, Alphabet, Amazon.com, and other big tech stocks to bounce back after a brief time-out, propelled by stellar earnings growth.

The FANGs haven’t lost their bite yet. Look for tech stocks to rally on strong earnings. The Tech Stock Rally Will Be Right Back

Look for Apple, Alphabet, Amazon.com, and other big tech stocks to bounce back.


          Babies R Us: Free Shipping with Select Baby Products   
Babies R Us: Free Shipping with Select Baby Products    

Stay home and shop for your baby over the long weekend, because you can get free shipping with select baby products at Babies R Us!

Babies R Us normally offers free shipping on orders over $49.00, making this a great opportunity to place orders below that threshold. Most products are eligible for free shipping -- look for a note on the product page that indicates free shipping.

You'll get the most bang for your buck by shopping for products in this week's Babies R Us deals section and we've listed a few sale items under $49.00 to help give you some shopping inspiration.

This free shipping offer is effective until July 3. Large furniture is excluded and products that do not qualifying for free shipping will receive a shipping credit of $10.00 instead.


          O for Orangutan Antique Print English Alphabet Infant Baby Kid Toddler Short Sleeve Long Sleeve T-shirt. by BreviManuShirts   

12.99 USD

Here I would like to offer new t-shirt - “O for Orangutan” from our English Alphabet T-shirt line.
O for Orangutan design is printed on 100% cotton short sleeve Rabbit Skins t-shirts colored ash grey. You can Choose this design either in black or red.



Our t-shirts are handmade, so each t-shirt is special and distinctive. Slight differences in letter and picture positioning among t-shirts derive from production method.

If you would like to order other sizes, please contact us and we will be glad to meet your needs.





Rabbit Skin 100% Cotton T-shirt Size Chart(inches):

Sizes ------------------- 2T --------- -3T ---------- 4T------5/6------7-----S Youth-----M Youth------L Youth
Length ---------------- 14--------- --15----------- 16------18 1/2---------- 21 1/2----------23-----------25
Chest -------------------12-----------13------------14------15-----------------17---------------18----------19


Gildan Size Chart:( inches)



Sizes ------------------- S Youth-----M Youth------L Youth
Length ---------------- 21 1/2----------23-----------25
Chest -------------------17---------------18----------19


          Comment on Croatian restaurant opening on Lark Street by Willie Pittman   
As I understand it, Serbo-Croatian is more or less a single language, written in the Cyrillic alphabet in Serbia and the Latin alphabet in Croatia. There are still a lot of Serbs living in various parts of Croatia, and a lot of both living in Bosnia, so using both alphabets probably makes sense. Of course, there is no love lost between the Serbs and Croats, since they were in direct opposition in WW II and are of opposing religions. But quite often, when you get to the good ole US&A it doesn't matter much any more.
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          Alphabet称欧盟反垄断罚款将让利润减少27.4亿美元   
腾讯科技讯据外电报道,谷歌(微博)母公司Alphabet周五晚表示,欧盟最近对公司开出的反垄断罚单,将让公司第二季度的净利润减少约27.4亿美元。Alphabet表示,该公司将在第二季度财报中的单独运营支出项中计入这一罚款。Alphabet指出,因为这笔罚款不能从应税所得中减除,因此它将会完整的影响到公司的净利润和每股收益。市
          Cactus Font. Have Fun With Plant Typography   

One of the best ways to have fun with fonts is to grow them. Literally. A pokey handmade font, the Cactus Font (or CACTUS Handmade Typeface) by Samuel Tekunoff, USA is a plant typography masterpiece: this is a 100% natural typeface made from real cactuses. The unique font looks prickly but in fact it is the most touchable and friendly alphabet for a design project, a strong and enduring fancy font made by hand able to guide you through the desert of the inspiration lack.

The post Cactus Font. Have Fun With Plant Typography appeared first on Handmadefont.


          The Trump DOJ “Slam Dunk” Antitrust Case Against Alphabet-Google   
What’s quintessential illegal monopoly behavior?
          Trúchly: NASDAQ ustoupil z maxim a Draghi strašil trhy (video)   
Americké technologické tituly klesají a ustupují z maxim. Dolů tlačí index NASDAQ Composite například akcie Alphabetu, nedá se však ještě hovořit o korekci, řekl nám makléř Patria Finance Marek Trúchly.
          Das Alphabet bekommt einen neuen Buchstaben   

Künftig gibt es das "ß" auch als Großbuchstabe. Das ist schön für alle, die ein scharfes S im Nachnamen tragen - macht aber eine komplexe Tastenkombination am Computer notwendig.


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          Learn Hiragana and Katakana - The First Step to Master Japanese   
The Japanese writing system consists of the two phonetic syllabaries hiragana and katakana, the Chinese characters or Kanji, and the roman alphabet or romaji. The very first step to mastering the Japanese language is to learn hiragana and katakana.
          How To Speak Khmer   
Welcome TO Khmer Language Study

Cambodian Guide Services is pleased to bring you a Khmer Language Guide.
Your Dreams Can Become Reality In Cambodia

- Joom Reab Soou our friendly readers. I am very pleased that you have taken the time to learn some Khmer or Cambodian languages before you will come to visit our country. I think that it is very important for you who have intended to visit Cambodia - Angkor in the short future coming. Most of the our Khmer nation can not speak English in the whole country. I would like you to notice some sentences before you will arrive in Cambodia because I had experienced with my client at the end of 1992 AD during the United Nations sent his personnel ( 13,000 soldiers and over 7,000 civil servants and police officers ) to arrange an Election in Cambodia because of our country was just finished the war.
One day, I brought a UN officer to visit Angkor Areas on Saturday and Sunday by my Motorcycle but I could not speak English. I had have only a Angkor Map. If he wanted to visit any temple that needed it. He had always pointed his finger to the temple picture on the map. But, when he finished the trip in one temple, He traveled with me on the Motorcycle and he told me : Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet !. I thought that Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet is the name of the temple so I pressed the speed of the Motorcycle and drove it fast and fast,sudenly. He held my arm to stop the Motorcycle and then He ran into the forest. When he came back from the forest. He laughed all the times. He was not angry to me. When he finished the trips with me in 2 day visiting. He talked with me a lots but I did not understand his speaking. I took my 2 fingers up ( v ) and then he gave me $200 but my idea is only $20 for Two day trips. I was very happy to receive $200 from him. His $200 to make me to be a guide in Cambodia and can speak 3 foreign languages. As English , Thai and Spanish is under study. Khmer language is our mother tongue.
I would like to announce and find him if he can read my website . Please write me @
sowanna012@yahoo.com and I will bring your family - is free for Transport and Guide around Cambodia.
If someone have known him as his home town , country and Email, or got hearing from his speaking at the end of 1992 and write him and He has written me. I will offer you as follows :
Siem Reap - Angkor
1- 4 Star hotel room in one Deluxe twin room for 2 nights.
2 - Transport + English Speaking Guide for 3 day visiting. But food and other Entrance Fees will be paid by your own or you will travel with his family is free around Cambodia.
Short Event of Cambodian History
- In 1970 - 1975 : Civil War ( Pol Pot army and Lon Nol army ).
- In 1975 - 1979 : Pol Pot regime ( ruling ) did not permit Cambodian people to learn their own alphabet. No school
- In 1979 - 1991 : Vietnamese regime ( occupied ) did not permit Cambodian people to learn English. I think that maybe United States dropped a lot of bomb in Vietnam.



Sowanna is an owner / operator of Cambodianguide.com offered the food and bottle water to a Buddhist monk along the way to the holy Kulen mountain.

HOW TO SPEAK KHMER LANGUAGE

EVERYDAY TALK

English Language AND Khmer Language (Latin alphabet)

- Good Morning - Ah Run Soou Sdei

- Good Afternoon - Ti Via Soou Sdei

- Good Evening - Say Yaon Soou Sdei

- Good Night - Reat Trei Soou Sdei

- Hello - Joom Reab Soou

- Hi. - Soou Sdei

- How do you do ? - Joom Reap Soou.
Please notice : Joom Reab Soou is a polite word in Khmer language and you can take the 2 arms to respect. You can speak in all the time. Joom Reab Soou is for young people to older or high ranks. Soou Sdei is for equal age, you can speak in all the time.

ENGLISH AND KHMER LANGUAGES

- I - K`nyom
- You - Niak
- We - Yeung
- She - Nieng
- He - Koutt
- His - Roh Bos Kutt
- Her - Roh Bos Nieng
- Our - Roh Bos Yeung
- Your - Roh Bos Niak
- My - Roh Bos K`nyom
- Yes - Batt is for men
- Yes - Jah is for women

- Can you speak English.? = Teuh Niak Ahj Ni Yia Orng K`lehs Bahn Teh.?
- I can not speak Khmer. = K`nyom Meun Ahj Ni Yia Khmer Bahn Teh.
- Please speak more slowly. = Som Meh Tah Ni Yia Yuet !!!
- I do not understand = K`nyom Meun Yooul Teh.
- I do not know = K`nyom Meun Dueng Teh or k`nyom Meun Sah Kul Teh.
- Please write it down for me. = Som Sor Seh Owy K`nyom Bon Tehch
- Thank you - Or-Kun
- No = Teh
- No thank you - Teh Or-Kun
- How are you -Niak Sok Sah bay Jee Teh?
- I am fine, thanks - K`nyom Sok Sah Bay Jee Teh Or-Kun
- Excuse me,please - Som Tohs
- Sorry - Som Tohs
- Pardon - Som Tohs
- You are welcome - Meun Ai Teh
- Never mind - Meun Ai Teh
- Goodbye - Lia Seun Haeay
- I lost my way - K`nyom Vung Veng Plouv
- Can you tell me the directions.? = Teuh Niak Ahj Prab K`nyom Tues Dahv Bahn Teh.?
- See you later - Jooup K`nia Pehl Krowy
- How old are you -Niak Ah Yu Pon Mahn?
- I am .... year old - K`nyom Ah Yu ......
- What is your name - Niak Chhmu Aiy
- My name is ........ - K`nyom Chhmu ...
I am very pleased to see you = K`nyom Reak Reay Nah Bahn Juop Niak.
- Nice to see you = Reak Reay Nah Bahn Joup Niak.

Directions

- Go straight = Touv Trohng
- On the left = Nouv Khahng Cha Vehng
- On the right = Nouv Khahng Cha Dahm
- Go back = Troh Lohp Kruey

IN THE RESTAURANT

- Waiter/Waitress - Niak Bom Raeo
- I want to eat Khmer Food = K`nyom Jong Nhahm Ah-Hah Khmer
- Give - Owy
- Menu List - Bahnh Ji: Muk Ma Hoap
- Water - Teuk
- Ice - Teuk Kork
- Rice - Bahy Sor
- Cake - Nom
- Cigarette - Bah Rei
- Fried Rice - Bay Chhah
- Beer - Srah Beer or Bi Yia
- Beef - Sahch Ko
- Pork - Sahch J`ruk
- Chicken - Sahch Mornn
- Fish - Trei
- Fry - Jian or Chhah
- Fried chicken - Sahch Mohnn Jian
- Fried Rice with pork . - Bahy Chhah Jia Moouy Sahch J`ruk.
- Fried vegetable with .... - Chhah Bon Leh Jia Moouy..
- Barbecue - Ahng or Dutt
- Barbecued beef - Sahch Ko Ahng
- Fish Sauce - Teuk Trei
- Salt - Om Bil
- Sugar - S`kor
- Soup - Som Lor Sup
- Chili - Ma`tehs
- Coconut - Dohng
- Banana - Jehk
- No Spicy - Kom Owy Hel
- Not too spicy. Ok? - Kom Owy Hel Payk Ok?
- Is it very spicy? - Via Hel Payk Teh Reu.?
- I can not eat spicy food - K`nyom Meun Ahj Nhahm Ah Hah Hel Bahn Teh
- Delicious - Ch`Nganh Nah
- Bottle - Dorp
- One - Moouy
- Two - Pi
- Three - Bai
- Four - Buon
- Five - Brahm
- One bottle of water - Teuk Moouy Dorp
- I need a table,please - K`nyom Trouv Kah Tok Moouy
- What would you recommend? - Niak Owy Yoh Bol Bon Tech Bahn Teh?
- I need a seafood - K`nyom Trouv Kah Ah Hah Sah Mot
- It is better you order for me. - Niak Hao Owy K`nyom Via Pro Saeo Jieng.
- Do you have ..... ? - Niak Mian ....... Teh ?
- I would like ........ - K`nyom Jong Bahn ..........
- I can eat Khmer food. - K`nyom Ahj Nhahm Ah Hah Khmer Bahn.
- Could I have a glass of water,please.? - Meh Tah Som Teuk Moouy Keo Mohk.?
- Just a cup of coffee,please. - Meh Tah Som Kah Feh Moouy Peing Mohk.
- I do not order this. - K`nyom Meun Bahn Hao Ah Hah Ni Teh.
- May we have some more.? - Som Theim Tiat Bahn Teh.?
- Khmer food is marvelous! - Ma Hoap Khmer Peut Jia Os Jah Nah.
- Restroom - Bon Tub Teuk
- Toilet - Bong Kun
- Plate - Jahn
- Bowl - Jahn Koum
- Spoon - Slahb Prea
- Glass - Keo
- One glass of water - Teuk Moouy Keo
- Fork - Sorm
- Chopstick - Jong Keus
- Knife - Kahm Beut
- Check bill, please - Som Kit Luy
- Can we have the bill, please. - Som Meh Tah Kit Luy
- Receipt - Bahn Kit Luy
- Need - Trouv Kah
- I need ..... - K`nyom Trouv Kah ....
- I need to go ..... - K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv ....
- How much it cost.? - Thalai or Thlai Pon Mahn?
- Can you discount - Niak Jus Thlai Bahn Teh ?
- Very Expensive - Thlai Nah

VEGETABLE AND FRUIT

- Bamboo shoots = Tum Paing
Bean sprouts = Sorn Dehk Bon Dous
- Cabbage = Sah Pai Kah Dowp
= Chili = Mah Tehs
- Cucumber = Troh Sork
- Garlic = Khah Teum
- Ginger = Kha Nhei
- Pumpkin = La Peuv
- Pepper = Mah Rehch
- Mushroom = Pha Seht
- Onion = Khah Teum Bah Rahng
- Spring green = Khaht Nah
- Corn = Phout
- Tomato = Peing Pohs
- Banana = Jehk
- Cashew = Sah Vahy Chann Ti.
- Coconut = Doung
- Durian = Tu Rehn
- Grapefruit = Krouch Thlohng
- Guava = Troh Behk
- Jackfruit = Kah Nul or Knul
- Longan = P`Laeh Mean
- Mangosteen = P`laeh Mah Khut
- lychee = P`laeh Kulehn
- Mango = P`laeh Sah Vay or Svay
- Orange = P`laeh Krouch
- Palm fruit = P`laeh Tha Noht
- Papaya = P`laeh Lah Hung
- Pineapple = P`laeh Mah Noes
- Watermelon = P`laeh Euv Leok
- Rambutan = Sahv Mahv

DRINKINGS

- Wine = Srah
Grape wine = SrahTum Paing Bahy Joou
- Fruit juice = Teuk P`laeh Chheu Kroh Louk
- coconut juice = Teuk Doung Kroh Louk
- Lime juice = Teuk Krouch Chhmar
- Orange juice = Teuk Krouch
- Tea with ice = Taeh Teuk Kok
I would like tea with ice = Som Taeh Teuk Kok

LUNCH AND DINNER
BREAKFAST

The popular breakfast for Cambodian People such as :
- Chinese noodle = Kuy Teav
- Fried rice with chicken = Bahy Meon Jian
- Grilled pork with rice = Bahy Sahck Jah Rouk Ahng
- Fried noodle with pork = Mi Chah Sahck Jah Rouk
- Fried noodle with beef = Mi Chah Sahch Ko
- Khmer noodle with Khmer soup = Nom Bahnh Chork Sam Lor Khmer
- Hot coffee with milk = Kah Feh Kah Dav Teuk Dohs Ko
- Black coffee with ice = Kah Feh Kah Mahv Teuk Kork
- Coffee with milk and ice = Kah Feh Teuk Dohs Ko Teuk Kork
- Coffee with ice = Kah Feh Teuk Kork


Will be added it more when I am free


- US Dollars are a widely used currency in Cambodia,but you should get some Cambodian Banknote currency ( Riel ) to make a small purchase. please read it in Cambodia services.


- Moouy dollar ( $1)
- Pi dollar ( $2)
- Bai dollar ( $3) etc.


- Please notice the important phrases that you need. I am thinking that you are headache with my writings.

NUMBER
- O - Sohn
- 1 - Moouy
- 2 - Pi
- 3 - Bai
- 4 - Booun
- 5 - Prahm
- 6 - Prahm Moouy
- 7 - Prahm Pi
- 8 - Prahm Bai
- 9 - Prahm Booun
- 10 - Dop
- 11 = Dop Moouy, 12 = Dop Pi , 13 = Dop Bai , 14 = Dop Booun, 15 = Dop Prahm, 16 = Dop Prahm Moouy, 17 = Dop Prahm Pi, 18 = Dop Prahm Bai, 19 = Dop Prahm Booun.
- 20 - Ma Pai
- 21 = Ma Pai Moouy, 22 = Ma Pai Pi, 23 = Ma Pai Bai, 24 = Ma Pai Booun, 25 = Ma Pai Prahm, 26 = Ma Pai Prahm Moouy, 27 = Ma Pai Prahm Pi, 28 = Ma Pai Prahm Bai and 29 = Ma Pai Prahm Booun.
- 30 - Sahm Seup
- 31 - Sahm Seup Moouy etc.
- 40 = Seh Seup. 50 = Hah Seup. 60 = Hohk Seup. 70 = Jeut Seup. 80 = Peht Seup. 90 = Kahv Seup.
- 100 = Moouy Rohy
- 101 = Moouy Rohy Moouy. 102 = Moouy Rohy Pi .etc.
- 110 = Moouy Rohy Dop. 120 = Moouy Rohy Ma Pai. 130 = Moouy Rohy Sahm Seup. etc.
- 200 = Pi Rohy. 300 = Bai Rohy . 400 = Booun Rohy. 500 = Prahm Rohy. 600 = Prahm Moouy Rohy . 700 = Prahm Pi Rohy. 800 = Prahm Bai Rohy . 900 = Prahm Booun Rohy.
- 1.000 = Moouy Poan. 2.000 = Pi Poan. 3.000 = Bai Poan. 4.000 = Booun Poan. 5.000 = Prahm Poan. 6.000 = Prahm Moouy Poan. 7.000 = Prahm Pi Poan. 8.000 = Prahm Bai Poan. 9.000 = Prahm Booun Poan.
- 10.000 = Moouy Meun. 20.000 = Pi Meun. 30.000 = Bai Meun. etc
- 100.000 = Moouy Sehn. 200.000 = Pi Sehn etc.

- Plus + = Lehk Bouk .
- Add = Lehk Bouk
- Subtract = Lehk Dork
- Divide = Lehk Jehk
- Multiply = Lehk Kun
- Equal = Lehk Sah Meu

TIME / DAY / MONTH

- Time - Pehl
- Day - Th`ngai or Thah Ngai
- Night - Yup
- Noon - Th`ngai Trohng or Thah Ngai Trohng
- Midnight - Ah Triat
- Morning - Preuk
- Afternoon - Roh Sial
- Evening - Lah Ngiach
- Dark - Ngor Ngit or Proh Lup
- Dawn - Proh Leum
- O`clock - Mohng or Morng
- Hour - Mohng or Morng
- 1. PM - Morng 1 Tha Ngai or Morng Moouy Tha Ngai
- 2.PM - Morng 2 Tha Ngai or Morng Pi Tha Ngai
- 1. PM - Morng 1 Yup or Morng Moouy Yup
- 2.PM - Morng 2 Yup or Morng Pi Yup
- 3.PM - Morng Bai Tha Ngai ( 3 )
- 3.PM - Morng Bai Yup ( 3 )
- 4.PM - Morng Booun La Ngiach ( 4 )
- 4. PM - Morng Booun Jit P`leuh ( 4 )
- 5. AM - Morng Prahm Preuk ( 5 )
- 5. PM - Morng Prahm La` Ngiach ( 5 )
- 6.AM - Morng 6 Preuk or Morng Prahm Moouy Preuk
- 6.PM - Morng 6 La Ngiach or Morng Prahm Moouy La Ngiach
- 7 AM - Morng 7 Preuk or Morng Prahm Pi Preuk
- 7. PM - Morng 7 La Ngiach or Morng Prahm Pi Lah Ngianch
- 8. AM - Morng 8 Preuk
- 8.PM - Morng 8 Yup
- 9.AM - Morng 9 Preuk
- 9. PM - Morng 9 Yup
- 10. AM - Morng 10 Preuk
- 10. PM - Morng 10 Yup
- 11 . AM - Morng 11 Preuk or Morng Dop Moouy Preuk
- 11 . PM - Morng 11 Yup or Morng Dop Moouy Yup
- 12 . PM - Morng 12 Tha Ngai Trohng or Morng Dop Pi Tha Ngia Trohng
- 12. PM - Morng 12 Yup or Morng Dop Pi Yup.
- 12. PM - Morng Dop Pi Ah Triat

MINUTES

- Minute = Nia Ti
- 1 minute = Moouy Nia Ti
- 2 minutes = Pi Nia Ti , etc
- Half = Kon Lahs Morng
- 1.30 PM = Morng Moouy Kon Lah Tha Ngia
- 2.30 PM = Morng Pi Kon Lah Tha Ngai
- 5.30 AM = Morng Prahm Kon Lah Preuk . Etc

DAY = THA NGAI

- Sunday = Tha Ngai Ah Tuet
- Monday = Tha Ngai Jahn
- Tuesday = Tha Ngai Orng Kia
- Wednesday = Tha Ngai Put
- Thursday = Tha Ngai Pro Hous
- Friday = Tha Ngai Sok
- Saturday = Tha Ngai Sahv

MONTH = KEH

- January = Keh Mahk Kah Rah
- February = Keh Kom Piak
- March = Keh Mi Nah
- April = Keh Meh Sah
- May = Keh Usk Sah Pia
- June = Keh Mi Toh Nah
- July = Keh Kah Kah Dah
- August = Keh Seiy Hah
- September = Keh Kanh Nhah
- October = Keh Toh Lah
- November = Keh Vi Jeh Kah
- December = Keh Tha Nou

DAY AND WEEK

- Today = Tha Ngai Nis
- Yesterday = M`seul Menh
- Tomorrow = Tha Ngai Sah Aehk
- The day before yesterday = Tha Ngai Ma Seul Minh
- The day after tomorrow = Tha Ngai Khahn Sah Aehk
- This week = Ah Teut Nis or Sahp Pah Dah Nis
- Last week = Ah Teut Mun or Sah Pah Dah Mun
- Next week = Ah Teut Bon Tup or Sahp Pah Dah Bon Tup
- This morning = Preuk Nis
- This afternoon = Roh Sia Nis
- This evening = Lah Ngiach Nis
- Tonight = Yup Nis
- Last night = Yup Menh or Yup Mun
- Tomorrow morning = Preuk Sa Aehk or Sa Aehk Preuk
- Tomorrow night = Yup Sa Aehk or Sa Aehk yup
- Late = Yeut
- You come late = Niak Mohk Yeut
- Early = Mun Pehl Kom Noht
- You come early = Niak Mohk Mun Pehl Kom Noht
- Soon = Chhahp Chhahp
- See you soon = Joup Niak Chhahp Chhahp
- Everyday = Roel Tha Ngai
- All day = Pehnh Moouy Tha Ngai
- The next day = Tha Ngai Bon Toeup
- This year = Ch`nahm Nis
- Last year = Ch`nahm Mun
- Next year = Ch`nahm Bon Toeup
- One year ago = Moouy Ch`nahm Kon Lorng Teuv
- Two years ago = Pi Ch`nahm Kon Lorng Teuv. etc
- The beginning of the month = Deum Kheu
- The end of the month = Jung Kheu
- The middle of the month = Kon Dahl Kheu

TRAVELLING AND OTHER SERVICES

- Let us go to Cambodia = Toh Yeung Touv Lehng Kam Puchea
- Let us pick up Sowanna Services = Toh Yeung Yohk Se Vah Kam Sowanna
- Sowanna Services are the best one = Se Vah Kam Sowanna Keu Lah Lor Nahs.
- Let us go = Toh Yeung Touv
- Arrival = Dom Neuh Mohk Dohl
- Departure = Jehn Dom Neuh
- Entrance = Pleuv Johl
- Exit = Pleuv Jenh
- Information = Poe Ra Mian
- No entry = Hahm Johl
- No Smoking = Hahm Joouk Bah Rei
- Left Luggage = Touk Iv Vahn
- Reserved = Bom Rong Touk
- Vacant seat = Kav Aih Tom Neh
- Taxicab = Tahk Si
- Ticket = Som Boht
- Bus ticket = Som Boht Lahn Thom
- Car ticket = Som Boht Lahn Touch
- Train ticket = Som Boht Ro Tehs Pleung
- Air ticket = Som Boht Yun Hohs
- Motorcycle taxi = Moto Dop
- I need to go to bus station = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Jom Nort Lahn Krong.
- I need to go to Siem Reap Airport = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Pro Lian Yun Horhs Siem Reap.
- I need to go to Phnom Penh airport = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Pro Lian Yun Hohs Phnom Penh.
- I need to go to Soriya bus station = K`nyom Touv Kah Trouv Chom Noht Lahn Krong Soriya.
- I need to go to Chong Kao Soou Bus station = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Chom Noht Lahn Krong Chong Kao Soou.
- I need to go to ...... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Trouv ......
- I want to go to ....... = K`nyom Jong Trouv .........
- passenger = Niak Dom Neu
- Driver = Niak Beuk Bor
- Bus = Lahn Krong
- Boat = Touk
- Seat = Kav Aih
- Station = Sa Thahn Ni
- Dockyard / Quary = Kom Pong Peh
- Lake = Beoung
- River = Steung
- Siem Reap river = Steung Siem Reap
- River = Ton Leh
- Mekong river = Ton Leh Mekong
- Sea = Sah Mot
- Sea port = Kom Pong Peh Sa Moht
- What time does the bus leave.? = Teuh Mohng Pon Mahn Lahn Jenh.?
- Where can I buy a ticket.? = Teuh Kon Lehng Nah K`nyom Ahch Tinh Som Buht Bahn.?
- Which buses will it go to ...? = Lahn Nah Moouy Touv.?
- What time does it arrive.? = Mohng Pon Mahn Via Mohk Dohl.?
- Would you tell me when do we get to.? = Teuh Niak Prahp K`nyom Bahn Teh Pehl Nah Yeung Touv Dohl.?
- Is it very far.? = Chhah Ngay Nahs Reu.?
- Is it near.? = Jit Reu.?
- I want to buy bus , boat and air ticket = K`nyom Jong Tinh Som Boht , Lahn Krong , Som Boht Touk Neung Som Boht Yun Hohs.
- Sorry, I do not go = Som Tohs K`nyom Meun Touv Teh.
- Do you know ...? = Teuh Niak S`Kul ...?
- Do you know her.? = Teuh Niak S`kul Nieng Teh.?
- Do you know this place.? = Teuh Niak S`kul Kon Lehng Nis Teh.?
- When do we arrive in .. ? = Peh Nah Yeung Touv Dol ..?
- What station is this.? = Nis Jia Sah Thahn Ni Aiy.?
- Stop = Chhup
- How long will we stop at ..? = Bon Mian Tiat Yeung Chhup Neuv Aeh ..?
- Is this seat free.? = Kao Aiy Nis Tum Neh Teh.?
- Could you help me with my luggage,please.? = Joouy Yohk Aiy Vahn Owy K`nyom Bahn Teh.?
- I would like to reserve a seat. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Kohk Kon Lehng.
- How long does it take to get ..? = Teuh Peh Nah Touv Dohl ... ?
- Waiting room = Bon Tup Roong Jahm
- Lost property = Baht Aiy Vahn
- Return ticket = Som Boht Tro lop Vinh
- Reserved seat = Kok Kao Aiy Tuk
- Single ticket = Som Boht Touv
- Ticket office = Kon Lehng Loouk Som Boht
- Get in = Johl K`nohng
- Get out = Jehng Krouv
- Guardsman = Niak Yiam
- How much a single / return ticket to ..,please? = Som Boht Touv Mohk Tha Lai Pon Mahn.?
- Timetable = Kahl Vi Piak
- I would like to rent .. = K`nyom Jong Juol ...
- To rent = Juol
- Bicycle = Kohng
- Motorcycle = Moto
- Car = Lahn Touch
- How long will it take.? = Teuh Via Preuh Pehl Pon Mahn.?
- Where can I park.? = Teuh K`nyom Ahj Jort Aeh Nah Bahn.?
- Can I park here,please.? = Som Jort Ti Nis Bahn Teh.?
- I would like some gasoline = K`nyom Trouv Kah Sahng. ( Moouy Lit or ..)
- I would like some drinks = K`nyom Trouv Kah Peht Tro Jiak.
- I will leave tomorrow = K`nyom Neung Jah Jehng Tha Ngai Ahs Aehk.

HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES

- Airconditioner = Mah Sin Tro Jiak
- Fan = Kohng Hahl
- Airconditioned room = Bon Tup Mah Sin Tro Jiak
- Hotel = Sohn Thah Kia
- Manager = Niak Krup Krohng
- Guesthouse = P`tahs Som Nahk
- Room = Bon Tup
- Single room = Bon Tup Kreh Moouy
- Twin room = Bon Tup Kreh Pi
- Triple room = Bon Tup Kreh Bai
- Double room = Bon Tup Kreh Thom Moouy
- Breakfast = Ah Hah Pehl Preuk
- Coffee shop = Hahng Kah Feh
- Bedroom = Bon Tup Dehk
- Swimming pool = Ahng Hehl Teuk
- I would like a single room with fan = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Mian Kohng Hahl.
- I would like a single room with airconditioning = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Mian Mah Sin Tro Jiak.
- I have a reservation = K`nyom Bahn Kohk Bon Tup Heuy.
- What is your room rate per night.? = Teuh Thlai Bon Tup Moouy Yup Pon Mahn.?
- I would like a room for 3 nights = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Sam Rahp Bai Yup.
- Do you have any vacancy room.? = Teuh Niak Mian Bon Tup Tum Neh Teh.?
- I would like a double room with fan. K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Kreh Thom Moouy.
- I would like a twin room = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Kreh Pi.
- I would like a triple room = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Kreh Bai.
- How long will you stay.? = Teuh Niak S`nahk Nouv Bon Mahn Yup Deh.?
- I do not know yet. = K`nyom Meun Tohn Deung Teh.
- Can I see your room,please.? = Teuh Owy K`nyom Meul Bon Tup Bahn Teh.?
- Please call me at 5 o`clock morning = Som Meh Tah Tu Rah Sahp Mohk K`nyom Nouv Mohng Prahm Preuk.
- To see Sunrise = Touv Meul Tha Ngai Raehs
- To see Sunset = Touv Meul Tha Ngai Lehj
- I will be back at 7 o`clock morning = K`nyom Neung Mohk Vinh Nouv Mohng Prahm Pi Preuk.
- My room number .... = Bon Tup K`nyom Leh ....
- Would you wake me up at ... o`clock,please. = Som Meh Tah Dah k`nyom Nouv Mohng ....
- Could you get me a taxi.? = Som Meh Tah Joouy Hahv Taxi Owy K`nyom Porng.
- I will leave tomorrow = K`nyom Neung Jahk Jehnh Tha Ngai Sah Aehk.

- BANK AND POST OFFICE

- Riel is official currency of Cambodia.
Hotels , Guesthouses and Restaurants accept both US dollar and Riel.
Please note : Money = Luy or Prahk
- Bank = Thia Nia Kia
- Bank note = Thia Nia Kia Bahn
- Change = Pah Doh or P`doh
- Change the money = Pah Doh Luy
- I want to change the money. = K`nyom Som P`doh Luy.
- US dollar to Riel = Pi US dollar Touv Riel.
- I need to change $10. = K`nyom Som Doh Dop Dollars
- Cheque = Saehk
- Counter = Niak Kit Luy
- Count = Rohp
- Count your money,please. = Som Rohp Luy Niak
- please check your cash. = Som Pi Nit Luy Niak
- Please give me a small cash = Som Meh Ta Owy K`nyom Kro Dahs Touch
- It is not enough. = Via Meun Kroup Teh
- Collection = Kah Pro Mohl
- Your cash is torn = Luy Niak Roh Hehk
- May I have another one.? = Som Meh Ta Owy Pa Sehng Tiat Bahn Teh.?
- I have not taken it yet. = K`nyom Meun Touhn Yohk Teh.
- I do not receive yet. = K`nyom Meun Touhn Tou Tuoh Teh.
- Deposit = Pa Nheu Luy
I would like to deposit = K`nyom Som Pa Nheu Luy
- Exchange rate = Ah Trah P`dohl Luy
- What is the exchange rate for US dollar.? = Teuh Aht Trah Pah Dol Luy Pon Mahn Deh Sam Rahp Dollar.
- How much is one dollar to your currency.? = Teuh Moouy Dollar Sa Meu Pon Mahn Touv Luy Niak.?
- Form = Baehp Boht
- I would like you to bring me to change the moneys. K`nyom Som Niak Joun K`nyom Touv Doh Luy.
- Where is the bank.? = Thia Nia Kia Nouv Aeh Nah.?
- Can you bring to ..? = Teuh Niak Nohm K`nyom Touv Bahn Teuh.?
- I have only US dollar. K`nyom Mian Teh Dollar.
- How many US dollar to Riel.? = Luy Dollar Pon Mahn Deh Touv Riel.?
- I need Cambodian Riel. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Prahk Riel

POST OFFICE

- Post office = Prei Sa Ni
- Letter = Sam Boht
- Letter box = Pro Orp Sam Boht
- Postcard = Kaht Pos Sa Kahl
- Postman = Niak Rout Sam Boht
- Package/Parcel = Kahnh Johp
- Stamp = Sah Tehm
- Telegram = Tu Rah Lehk
- I would like 1 stamp = K`nyom Trouv Kah Sah Tehm Moouy.
- I want to send this parcel to .. = K`nyom Som Pa Nheu Kahn Johp Ni Touv ...
- How long does it take to ...? = Teuh Via Preu Pehl Pon Mahn Touv Dohl ...?

COMMUNICATION

TELEPHONE AND INTERNET

- Call = Hahv
- Can you call to Sowanna.? Teuh Niak Hahv Touv Sowanna Bahn Teh.?
- His phone number is 012 768 193.
- Do you know his number.? = Teuh Niak Sah Kul Lehk Koutt Teh.?
- Do you know Sowanna number.? = Teuh Niak Sah Kul Lehk Sowanna Teh.?
- Code = Lehk Koht
- Dial = Juch Lehk
- International call = Hahv Lehk Krahv Pro Tehs.
- Local call = Hahv Lehk K`nong Pro Tehs.
- Mobile phone = Tu Ra Sahp Dai
- Telephone number = Lehk Tu Rah Sahp
- Phone card = Kaht Tu Rah Sahp
- Receiver = Niak Tou Tuol
- Telephone = Tu Rah Sahp
- Wrong number = Khohs Lehk.

HOSPITAL AND CLINIC

HEALTH

- Hospital = Mun Ti Peht
- Clinic = Klin Nik
- Health = Sok Kha Pheap
- Pharmacy = Kohn Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit.
- Chemist = Toup Luk Tha Nahm Peit.
- Drug store. = Orv Sout Tha Thahn
- I need to buy medicine = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh Tha Nahm Peht.
- Can you bring me to chemist.? = Som Niak Joouy Nohm K`nyom Touv Kon Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit Bahn Teh.?
- Where is the chemist.? = Teuh Kon Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit Nouv Aeh Nah.?
- Doctor = Krouh Peit
- Hello , Doctor = Jooum Reab Soou Krouh Peit.
- Do you have this medicine.? = Teuh Niak Mean Tha Nahm Nis Teh.?
- I need medicine .... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tha Nahm ....
- Accident = Krous Tha Nahk
- Ambulance = Lahn Peht
- Bandage = Bong Rum Roh Buos
- Do you have a bandage.? = Teuh Niak Mian Bong Rum Roh Buos teh.?
- Could you find it for me.? = Teuh Niak Joouy Rok Owy K`nyom Bahn Moouy Bahn Teh.?
- Bite = Khahm
- Help me , the dog bite me = Joouy K`nyom Porng Cha Kheh Khahm K`nyom.
- Insect = Saht Ro Eit
- Blood = Chhiam
- Blood donor = Bo Richa Chhiam
- Burn = Roh Liak
- Cancer = Rouk Mo Hah Rik
- Chest = Deum Troung
- Cold = Pah Dah Sahy
- Dizzy = Veul Muk
- I do not go to visit today. K`nyom Meun Bahn Touv Deu Lehng Teh Tha Ngai Nis.
- I am dizzy = K`nyom Veul Muk.
- Fever = Krun Kah Dahv
- Headache = Chheuh Kbal
- I want to go back = K`nyom Trouv Kah Troh Lohp Touv Vinh.
I am headache = K`nyom Chhueh Kbal
- Heart = Behs Doung
- Heart attack = Kiang Behs Doung
- He has heart attack = Koutt Mian Jum Ngeuh Kaing Behs Doung.
- Ill = Jum Ngeu
- Itch = Rouk Roh Mohs
- Scratch = Roh Mohs
- Malaria = Rouk Krun Chahnh.
- Massage = Tha Veu Sorh Sai.
- I want to go to massage place. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Kohn Lehng Tha Veu Sorh Sai.
- Nurse = Kilian Nup Pah Tah Yikah
- Operation = Kah Vias Kaht
- Pregnant = Mian Pah Tei Puohs.
- Sore throat = Chheu Bom Pung Korh.
- Sprain = Krij
- Sting = Tik
- The bee sting me = Khah Mum Tik K`nyom.
- Stomach = Poous
- Stomach ache = Chheu Poous
- Temperature = Sei Tohn Hahk Pheap
- Toothache = Chheu Tha Mehng
- Traditional doctor = Kru Peht Borahn
- Traditional Medicine = Tha Nahm Borahn.
- Vomit = Kah Uot
- I want to vomit = K`nyom Jong Kah Uot.
- I have a pain in ... = K`nyom Chheu Trorng Kon Lehng ....
- I do not feel well. = K`nyom Meun Sruol Khah Luon.
- I feel sick = K`nyom Mian Ah Rom Tha Chheu.
- I feel dizzy = K`nyom Mian Ah Rom Tha Veul Muk
- It hurts here. = Via Chheu Trong Nis.
- It is a sharp pain. = Via Chhue Khah Laing Nahs.
- It is very painful. = Via Chhue Nahs
- It hurts all the time. = Via Chhue Kroup Pehl Taing Orhs.
- It only hurts now and then. = Via Chhue Ma Dohng Ma Kahl.
- I normally take a medicine ... = K`nyom Jia Tham Ma Dah Leip Tha Nahm ...
- I have a toothache. = K`nyom Chhue Tha Minh.

SHOPPING AND MARKET

- Market. = Psah
- Supermarket. = Psah Thom or Psah Tum Neup
- Bookshop. = Bahn Nah Kia.
- Buy. = Tinh
- Sale = Kah loouk
- Sell = Loouk
- Could you sell it to me a cheap price.? = Teuh Niak Jahch Loouk Owy K`nyom Dom Thlai Tork Bahn Teh.?
- I want to buy ... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh.
- Cheap. = Torhk
- Price = Tha Lai
- It is very cheap. = Via Torhk Nah.
- Department store. = Psah Tum Neup
- Gold = Meas
- Fashion = Mout Dehl
- Ladies`s wear = Sam Leak Bom Piak Sah-trei.
- Menswear = Sam Leak Bom Piak Boh Rohs.
- Receipt = Bahn Kit Luy
- Shoe shop = Toub Loouk Sah Behk Chheung
- Go shopping = Touv Tinh Iy Vahn
- Special offer = Loouk Joun Pi Sehs
- Spend = Jom Nahy
Tailor = Cheang Kaht Sam Liak Bom Piak
- I would like to buy .. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh ..
- Do you have ..? = Teuh Niak Mian ... ?
- How much is this.? = Teuh Tha Lai Pon Mahn.?
- Do you have any more of these. = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bohs Nis Tiat Teh.?
- I would like to change this,please. = K`nyom Som Douh Ah Nis Vinh.
- Have you anything cheaper.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bohs Thorhk Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Have you anything larger.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bos Thom Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Have you anything smaller.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bos Touch Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Could you wrap it for me.? = Som Joouy Khah Chorhp Owy K`nyom Porhng.
- Can I try it on.? = K`nyom Som Sahk Via Bahn Teh.?
- Where do I pay.? = K`nyom Bong Luy Neuv Aeh Nah.?
- Can I have a refund.? = Som Douh Vinh Bahn Teh.?
- I am just looking. = K`nyom Kreun Teh Meul Teh.
- I will come back later. = K`nyom Neung Troh Lohp Mohk Vinh.
- Could you lower the price.? = Som Jous Tha Lai Bahn Teh.?

BEAUTY SHOP

HAIRDRESSER AND BARBER

- Hairdresser = Jiang Kaht Sohk ( Srei ).
Barber = Jiang Kaht Sohk ( Pros ).
- Beard = Puhk Johng Kah
- I want to shave my beard.= K`nyom Trouv Kah Kow Puhk Mowt.
- Brush = Jah Rahs or Joouk
- Blow dry = Pah Lom Sam Nguot
- Comb = Krahs Seht Sohk
- Hair = Sohk
- Haircut = Kaht Sohk
- Long = Vehng
Short = Kah Lei
- Moustache = Puhk Moht
- Shampoo = Sah Bouh Kok Sohk
- Just a trim, please. = Tom Rem Bahn Heuy
- Not too much off. = Meun Chah Reun Teh.
- I would like a perm.= K`nyom Joul Chet Sohk Uht.
- I would like a cut and blow dry. = Som Kaht Heuy Pah Lom Tiat.
- Please give me a facial.= Som Joouy Tehng Muk Owy K`nyom Phohng.
- Please give me a manicure.= Som Joouy Tha Veu Kro Chohk Owy K`nyom Phohng.
- Wash = Leang
- Wash off = Leang Jehnh.
- Facial massage = Mahs Sah Muk
- I would like a hair cut. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Kaht Sohk.

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in Siem Reap - Angkor
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          Peace Is Popular   
By: Jeff Deist
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Capitalism is essentially a scheme for peaceful nations. What the incompatibility of war and capitalism really means is that war and high civilization are incompatible. — Ludwig von Mises

Peace is popular.

That was Ron Paul’s message to our audience in Texas earlier this spring, and it has been his consistent message since first running for Congress in the 1970s. So why do seemingly endless wars remain such a stubborn feature of the American presidency, with the shameful complicity of Congress? 

Americans who supported Trump did so overwhelmingly because he promised a populist “America First” approach to both domestic and foreign policy. Every poll shows that the domestic economy, culture wars, and immigration were the animating issues of the election — not our ongoing military misadventures in the Middle East. Nobody voted for an escalation of US involvement in Syria, nobody voted to ramp up the never-ending war in Afghanistan by dispatching the Mother of All Bombs, and nobody voted to resurrect an absurd decades-old conflict with North Korea.

Yet President Trump has done all of these things, largely abandoning the noninterventionist promises of Candidate Trump. Perversely, ordering a missile attack on a Syrian air base was the first and only act that earned him praise from his enemies at organs like the New York Times and Washington Post. “He’s finally acting presidential” they gushed.

To understand Trump’s departures from his campaign rhetoric is to understand the very nature of politics and the bureaucratic state. Nobody goes to Washington to “run” the government. Washington runs them.

Trump, ostensibly the biggest outsider to win the presidency in modern American history, cannot overcome the entrenched foreign policy establishment any more than he can overcome gravity. Ninety-five percent of employees at the State Department, Pentagon, CIA, NSA, and the rest of the alphabet soup agencies do not come and go with elections. They, along with the vast apparatus of defense contractors, are not going anywhere.

Permanent war and interventionism requires permanent funding. And like all tax-funded enterprises, war is inherently anti-capitalist. It diverts resources, swells state bureaucracies, and hides the horrific human and economic costs in a cloak of patriotism and platitudes about America’s role in the world. When we hear Vice President Pence talk about “rebuilding the arsenal of democracy,” he really means it.

Ludwig von Mises saw German war socialism up close as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army during the Great War. Under Wehrwirtschaftslehre, the German doctrine of war economics, the normal calculations of capitalist businessmen go out the window. Costs, quality, demand, and profit become wholly secondary to the overriding goal of preparing the nation for war. Thus war drives the impulse toward autarky (something we’ve seen in Trump) and economic dictatorship: the will and whims of ordinary citizens must yield to war production.  

Thus in his darkest moments during the war, Mises resolved to write the definitive refutation of state controlled economies. The result was his 1922 classic Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, which remains perhaps the most important critique of collectivism ever written. It’s a book everyone should read and share, to understand the fundamental link between war and collectivism.

Dr. Paul’s message of peace and nonintervention is so critical today. It’s a message that is decidedly popular (outside of DC), nonpartisan, and tailor-made for a new century. It resonates with young and old alike, with rich and poor, and across racial lines. It’s popular with the alt-Right and the progressive Left, budget hawks and Greens, Burkean conservatives and tie-dyed peaceniks. We just need to get the message to Mr. Trump.

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          The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world   
The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world: "
Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure feels good when you’ve conquered them. Here is the list of the world’s most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at busy junctions. Without further ado, we present our top 19 list…

1) Col de Turini, France


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Situated more than 1 mile above sea level, Col de Turini is a mountain pass situated in south of France in the Alps. It’s also part of a 20 miles rally stage of the Monte Carlo Rally of WRC, which combines 34 challenging hairpins and long stretches where cars top 111 mph. It is one of the most exciting roads on Earth. The pass was featured in the very first episode of Top Gear series 10, when the presenters went in search of the greatest driving road in the world. At its highest point, Col de Turini is 1607m high. In the north, the Col de Turini starts with a dazzling series of hairpins. Finally, we end up riding in a gorge, with a wild river on the left, and a steep rock-wall on the right.



2) Stelvio Pass, Italy


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Located in the Eastern Alps in Italy, the Stelvio Pass Road connects the Valtellina with Merano and the upper Adige valley. This mountain road pass is situated at an altitude of around 1.7 miles above sea level. The road is particularly challenging to drive due to the presence of 48 hairpin bends, with the road becoming exceedingly narrow at some points, and some very steep inclines. With a height of 2757 meters, it is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps, after the 2770 m high Col de l’Iseran. While it might not be as dangerous as the other routes, it is certainly breathtaking. The toughest and most spectacular drives are from the Prato side. The mountain pass is one of the best continuous hairpin routes in the world.

3) Leh–Manali Highway, India


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The Leh-Manali Highway is situated in India and spans over a length of 297 miles among the Himalaya mountain range. It passes through some of the worlds highest mountain passes in the world, with a mean altitude in between 2 to 3 miles above sea level. The road is one of the most complicated and challenging roads in the world, with snow, landslides and terrain making the journey exceedingly difficult for anything other than a capable four wheel drive vehicle. The road was built and is maintained by the Indian Army.

4) The Puxi Viaduct, Shanghai


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This is one of Shanghai’s busiest and largest interchange that caters to thousands of vehicles every hour. It has five levels of bridges that help connect two of the cities busiest highways, directing vehicles without much fuss.

5) The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, LA


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The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles, CA and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country. It permits entry and exit in all directions between the I-105 and the I-110. It’s a stack interchange with layers of bridges making a complicated network of roads allowing smooth flow of traffic though both the interstate highways. This interchange was opened in 1993. It is a 4 level interchange with a restricted access lane that can be used by high-occupancy vehicles.

6) The Road of death, Bolivia


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The North Yungas Road (also known as the El Camino de la Muerte, ‘Road of Death’ in Spanish) is a 43 mile road connecting La Paz and Coroico, 35 miles northeast of La Paz in Bolivia. Famous for its extreme danger, it was christened as the “world’s most dangerous road” in 1995 by the Inter-American Development Bank. The single-lane width, extreme drop offs, and lack of guardrails, only add to the danger lurking behind. Further, the fog and rain can make visibility poor and the road surface muddy, loosening rocks from the hillsides above. It is estimated that 200 to 300 travelers are killed per year on this treacherous road. Although, the old North Yungas Road is much less used by traffic nowadays, an increasing number of adventure bikers travel it for the thrills.

7) Russia’s Lena Highway, the Highway from Hell


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The last 600 miles of the Russian Federal Highway from Moscow city to the Siberian city of Yakutsk is called the “Lena Highway”. This bizarre road runs parallel to the River Lena on the final leg to Yakutsk. As if the road of mud was not a big problem, Yakutsk is considered one of the the coldest cities on earth, with January temperatures averaging -45 °F. But surprisingly, it is only in the summertime that the road becomes impassable. Whenever it rains in summer, the road virtually becomes a slush pit making it impossible for the vehicles to pass through it. This being the only road to Yakutsk makes the traffic heavy and even more complicated to negotiate.

8. Gravelly Hill Interchange, Burmingham, UK



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Gravelly Hill Interchange, nicknamed ‘the Spaghetti Junction’, is the 6th junction of the M6 motorway, where it joins the A38 Aston Expressway in Birmingham, UK. The name “Spaghetti Junction” was coined by Roy Smith, a journalist from the Birmingham Evening Mail in the 1970s. The areal view of the junction sure tells us why it is called the Spaghetti Junction. Spanning an impressive 30 acres, the junction serves 18 routes and includes 4 km of slip roads. Across 6 different levels, there are 559 concrete columns, reaching up to 24.4 m in height. The engineers had to elevate 13.5 miles of the motorway to accommodate 2 railway lines, 3 canals, and 2 rivers. It’s the most complicated junction in United Kingdom.

9) Russian-Georgian “Military” Mountain Roads


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When they are not covered in sheets of snow, then it’s the thick, grueling mud. These remote highways would probably swallow your car in the snow or mud. Though neither affect the locals who drive their Lada cars down it regularly. Situated in the Caucasus mountains, these roads are to be tackled only by the Russian military which probably explain why they lack any official designation. The harsh surface, along with the problems posed by snow, makes this road almost inaccessible during winter. The seldom used road connects Russia and Georgia and assumes of strategic importance for both countries.

10) Guoliang Tunnel Road, China


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The magnificent tunnel road in the Taihang mountains was built by 13 local villagers headed by their chief, Shen Mingxin, and took around five years to finish. Many villagers lost their lives in accidents during construction of the tunnel but the others continued relentlessly. The tunnel was opened to traffic on May 1st, 1977. The 1200 meter long tunnel is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. It is located in the Henan Province of China. The Guoliang tunnel is another addition to most dangerous and complicated roads to travel. Dubbed as “the road that does not tolerate any mistakes”, most accidents in the tunnel are primarily caused by the neglect of the traveler. Nonetheless, it is an extremely scenic route and is a key destination on the Chinese tourism map.

11) Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan (Chungheng)


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The Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan is another mountain route in China made by carving out rocks, like the Guoliang Tunnel road. The road passes through the Taroko national park alongside the Taroko Gorge. The road is an appeal to the tourist, as well as a mode of transportation of marble found abundantly in the Gorge.

12) Pasubio (Vicenza), Northern Italy


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This is a hiking trail made out of an ancient road trail. The road serves mostly for motorcycles and certain types of car. The road is dangerously narrow and slippery, spanning many cliff faces and tunnels with stunning scenery, making this a popular destination for adventurous travelers.

13) The Halsema Highway in the Philippines


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The Halsema Highway runs through the Central Cordillera Valley in Philippines. It is also called the Baguio-Bontoc Road. The road is approximately 150 miles long and is mostly unpaved. The road runs through steep cliff faces which barely have any guard rails or other safety devices installed. The narrow roads and steep cliff faces make the road almost impassable during the rainy season. It’s known for the rock slides and mud slides and buses driving dangerously fast on its narrow passage. There are plenty of accidents and many overturned buses on a yearly basis. There are sheer drop offs of more than 1000 feet without a safety guard rail. This route is for sure one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

14) Trollstigen in Norway


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The Fjord in Norway has many roads that attract tourists. The most notable among them is the Trollstigen which is a series of stunning roads with a breathtaking view of a few waterfalls. The word Trollstigen means the Troll Ladder. The road, though not lacking in safety standards, takes a lot of concentration and driving skill to conquer. The vertigo-inducing steep inclines, intense set of hairpins and narrow roads leave no margin for error. However, once you are at the top, the view is just breathtaking. The narrow road leaves us with extremely few possibilities for vehicles to pass each other. The frequent rockfalls in the region have resulted in some upgrades to the road in 2005. At the top, there is a viewing balcony which overlooks the road and the Stigfossen waterfall, a 320 m long waterfall which falls down the mountain side.

15) Los Caracoles Pass in Andes


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This road passes though the Andreas Mountains on the way between Chile and Argentina. Los Caracoles is a series of hard switchbacks on an extremely steep incline. The road has many steep inclines and hairpins without any safety guard rails. The road is covered with snow for the most part of the year. The snow together with nature of the road requires extreme patience and skill to negotiate. However, this road is maintained pretty regularly and does not have a morbid accident record. Cargo trucks and even double-Decker tourist buses travel through the road on a daily basis, and it’s quite an experience.

16) Iroha-zaka winding road, Japan


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Iroha-zaka winding road is the main route that connects central Nikko and Oku-Nikko. The First Iroha-zaka is used to come down, and the Second Iroha-zaka to go up. Each corner has an ancient Japanese alphabet, and you will see it in alphabetical order starting from I-ro-ha and hence the name. The road was used by ascetics in the past. The number of curves on the road was 48, matching the 48 letters of the ancient Japanese alphabet. Therefore, the tourist guides started to call the slope Iroha-zaka. After the construction of the second Iroha-zaka there were 50 curves, but 2 were decreased to remain corresponding with the 48 letters. How’s that for complicated?

17) Van Zyl’s Pass, Namibia


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Van Zyl’s Pass, or the DR3703, located in Namibia, is a classic extreme road. It is not exactly a road, just a route made over the mountain by the travelers over time. The outrageously steep pass provides a pure adrenaline rush, but the route that leads up to it is a 10-15km of tough driving where one has to dodge their way through rocks, boulders, badlands and ravines. At the end, the road descends to the ancient glacial valley called Marienfluss valley, which is one of the planet’s most beautiful sights that await only the brave-hearted.

18) El Espinazo Del diablo, Mexico


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El Espinazo Del diablo or ‘The devil’s backbone’ is the mountain pass in Durango, Mexico. It’s about 5 hours long, and it was the only road from Durango to Mazatlan Sinaloa for a long time. We have heard many cautionary tales about crossing the devil’s backbone, El Espinoza Del Diablo, But the road is exceptionally well maintained and there are many cautionary signs marking most of the hazards. Of course these are in Spanish, so keep an electronic translator or a dictionary, handy. Pull out spots are frequent, so you can easily stop anytime you want. There are some tight curves, too. So tight that a truck needs all of the road to make it around. These hinder potential two way traffic in these regions. However, stunning rock formations rising around you and the lush, green vistas stretching on for impossible distances make every inch of the drive breathtaking.

19) Lysebotn Road, Norway


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This is probably the most fun road you can travel on four wheels, and then maybe on your two legs checking out the various hiking trails leading from the area. In fact, this might be considered the most breathtaking place in Europe. It all starts with the narrow road up the steep walls of the Lysefjord, Norway. It has 27 switchbacks and a 1.1 km long tunnel at the bottom, with 3 switchbacks inside. The last 30 km of Lysebotn road is a true roller-coaster! It’s narrow but has a perfect surface, winding left and right all the time. If you happen to ride a motorcycle in Norway, then this is the road you simply cannot afford to miss!

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in alphabetical order...

1. Callum Seagram Airlie - When Calls the Heart: Christmas, Finding Father Christmas

2. Anthony Bolognese - All Things Valentine

3. Christian Convery - My Christmas Dream, Hearts of Spring, Christmas List

4. Christian Michael Cooper - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

5. Sheppard Denton - For Love and Honor

6. Casey Dubois - Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

7. Carter Ryan Evancic - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

8. Jesse Filkow - A Christmas to Remember

9. Shane Harper - God's Not Dead

10. Drew Haytaoglu - L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

11. Keean Johnson - Heritage Falls

12. Jet Jurgensmeyer - Adventures in Babysitting

13. Sean Michael Kyer - Looks Like Christmas

14. Mitchell Kummen - Summer of Dreams

15. Quinn Lord - Date with Love

16. Jaiven Natt - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

17. Keiffer O'Reilly - All Yours

18. Nick Purcha - Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart

19. Luke Roessler - Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You

20. Connor Stanhope - Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders

21. Aidan Strand - Love Always, Santa

22. Benjamin Wask - Operation Christmas



POLL #10:
Favorite YOUNG ACTRESS Nominees from a 2016 TV MOVIE:

(You may Vote for ALL of Your Favorites - on the Right or Scroll Down Below Nominee Lists to Vote!)

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in alphabetical order...

1. Ella Ballentine - L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

2. Madison Brydges - Love You Like Christmas

3. Genea Charpentier - All Yours

4. Megan Charpentier - Operation Christmas

5. Ava Grace Cooper - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

6. Giselle Eisenberg - I'll Be Home For Christmas

7. Amélie Eve - Christmas Cookies

8. Isabella Giannulli -Every Christmas Has a Story

9. Alyvia Alyn Lind - Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

10. Sophia Lucia - A Nutcracker Christmas

11. Farrah Mackenzie - Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

12. Bailee Madison - Date with Love

13. Elle McKinnon - A Christmas to Remember

14. Jaeda Lily Miller - Operation Christmas, A Heavenly Christmas

15. Kadence Kendall Roach - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

16. Gracyn Shinyei - When Calls the Heart: Christmas, Falling for Christmas

17. Brooklyn Rae Silzer - Christmas in Homestead

18. Bailey Skodje - Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million, A Christmas to Remember

19. Isabella Swann - Love Always, Santa

20. Imogen Tear - When Calls the Heart: Christmas

21. Farryn VanHumbeck - Looks Like Christmas

22. Hannah Zirke - When Calls the Heart: Christmas



Congratulations to ALL of the Nominees above and the Networks who aired ALL of these Wonderful Movies on TV!

Please VOTE in the Poll BELOW! This Voting will take place June 30, 2017 - July 10, 2017! I'm extending it a few days - due to the 4th of July holiday!

These are the very last polls for the "It's a Wonderful Movie" Awards! Stay Tuned for the RESULTS!


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Callum Seagram Airlie
Anthony Bolognese
Christian Convery
Christian Michael Cooper
Sheppard Denton
Casey Dubois
Carter Ryan Evancic
Jesse Filkow
Shane Harper
Drew Haytaoglu
Keean Johnson
Jet Jurgensmeyer
Sean Michael Kyer
Mitchell Kummen
Quinn Lord
Jaiven Natt
Keiffer O'Reilly
Nick Purcha
Luke Roessler
Connor Stanhope
Aidan Strand
Benjamin Wask
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VOTE for Your Favorite YOUNG ACTRESS from a 2016 TV MOVIE!
Ella Ballentine
Madison Brydges
Genea Charpentier
Megan Charpentier
Ava Grace Cooper
Giselle Eisenberg
Amélie Eve
Isabella Giannulli
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Sophia Lucia
Farrah Mackenzie
Bailee Madison
Elle McKinnon
Jaeda Lily Miller
Kadence Kendall Roach
Gracyn Shinyei
Brooklyn Rae Silzer
Bailey Skodje
Isabella Swann
Imogen Tear
Farryn VanHumbeck
Hannah Zirke
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          NADA Headlines June 30, 2017   

This Issue's Headlines:

Used Car Sales to Keep Dealers Afloat During New Vehicle Sales Slide Despite a drop in the sales of new vehicles during the first half of 2017, American car dealerships are still expected to sell more cars and trucks this year thanks to robust demand for used vehicles, which indicates the auto industry is nowhere near slipping into a recession.
GM Confirms, Sales Drop This Year Is Mostly Fleets; Retail Sales Intact “We have been very purposefully reducing our daily rental business, and we have continued to do that this year,” GM CFO Chuck Stevens said in a conference call earlier this week. “The retail side of the business continues to be strong.”
Autonomous Car Rollout May Be Slowed by Trump Appointee Speed Bump

Dozens of companies, including Ford Motor Co. and Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, are rushing to develop and test fully-autonomous vehicles. Several have announced that the technology needed to put the first models in dealerships will be ready by 2020 or 2021.

High-Tech Dashboards Signal Big Changes for Auto Parts Suppliers Teaser here
BMW, Competing With Tesla, to Introduce Electric 3 Series Teaser here
NADA's Mark Scarpelli and Steven Szakaly to Discuss State of Auto Retailing With six months of U.S. auto sales for 2017 in the books, NADA Chief Economist Steven Szakaly and NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli – during a quarterly economic briefing via conference call – will highlight the current trends impacting both the new- and used-vehicle markets as well as discuss the state of auto retailing—from incentives, inventory levels and financing trends, etc. Szakaly will also provide an outlook for the rest of 2017.
 
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          Hooray for the Internet!   
Here are some of my lovely little finds across the internet this week!
I really want to make some of my own applesauce!
via Delightfully Tacky
I am lovin' these taxidermy coat hooks.
via Pysselbolaget
These creative pieces of furniture are amazing!
via Recreate
I want to make my own alphabet shadow box.
via Apartment Therapy
I found this tutorial on how to get aged cast iron to look like new. Also, the name for this blog is too funny!
via I Believe I Can Fry
Replace these two kitties with puppies and this is my ideal kitchen! I love everything!!!
via Pure Home
Eeep! This floor <3
via Something White
Picnic in Slovenia!
via Lost in America
<3 Amy
          Why job advert jargon excludes young people   
From KPI to SLA, an alphabet soup of acronyms scares off inexperienced applicants
          Soundtrack to my Life 12.27   
This post is brought to you by Boulevard Wheat and Miller Light on special ($2 bottles and still not worth it … ) Let’s get right to it.  We’ll go through these songs like 2-3 at a time, alphabetically by title until I hit the end of my current 2600 item, 12.37 GB itunes library.  […]
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          Multa de 2,42 millones de Euros a Google por abuso posición dominante    


Desde Díez y Romeo Abogados se está haciendo un seguimiento del caso que ha terminado con la imposición de esta sanción al gigante americano.

El pasado 27 de junio se informaba de que la Comisión Europea ha impuesto a Google una multa de 2,42 mil millones de euros por infringir la legislación antitrust de la UE. Según el organismo europeo Google ha abusado de su posición dominante en el mercado en cuando motor de búsqueda ofreciendo una ventaja ilegal a otro producto de Google, su servicio de compras comparativas.

La empresa debe poner ahora un término a su forma de proceder en el plazo de 90 días o enfrentarse al pago de una multa que puede llegar hasta el 5% de la cifra de negocios media diario de Alphabet, la sociedad matriz de Google, a nivel mundial.

La comisaria Margrethe Vestager, a cargo de la política de competencia, ha afirmado lo siguiente: «Google nos ha traído numerosos productos y servicios innovadores que han supuesto un gran cambio en nuestras vidas y eso es algo positivo. Pero la estrategia de Google para su servicio de compras comparativas no se limita a atraer clientes ofreciendo un producto que sea mejor que los de sus rivales, sino que Google ha abusado de su posición dominante como motor de búsqueda situando en mejor lugar su propio servicio de compras comparativas dentro de sus resultados de búsqueda y colocando en peor situación los de sus competidores.

Lo que Google ha hecho es ilegal según la legislación antitrust de la UE, pues ha denegado a otras empresas la posibilidad de innovar y de competir según sus méritos. Y lo que es más importante, ha denegado a los consumidores europeos una auténtica oferta de servicios y todas las ventajas de la innovación».

Estrategia de Google para su servicio de compras comparativas

El producto emblemático de Google es su motor de búsqueda, que ofrece resultados de búsqueda a los consumidores, los cuales pagan el servicio con sus datos. Casi el 90 % de los ingresos de Google proceden de los anuncios, como los que muestra a los consumidores como respuesta a una consulta.

En 2004, Google entró en el mercado de los servicios de compras comparativas en Europa, con un producto que se llamó inicialmente «Froogle», al que se denominó posteriormente «Google Product Search» en 2008 y que desde 2013 se llama «Google Shopping». Este producto permite a los consumidores comparar productos y precios en internet, así como encontrar ofertas de minoristas en línea de todo tipo, como tiendas virtuales de fabricantes, plataformas (Amazon, eBay, etc.) y otros revendedores.

Cuando Google hizo su entrada en los mercados de las compras comparativas con Froogle, ya eran conocidos diversos agentes económicos. Datos de la época procedentes de Google muestran que la empresa era consciente de que los resultados de Froogle en el mercado eran relativamente flojos, como queda patente en un documento interno de 2006, en el que se decía que «Froogle simply doesn't work»/«Sencillamente, Froogle no funciona».

Los servicios de compras comparativas dependen en gran medida del tráfico para ser competitivos. A mayor tráfico, mayor número de clics, y mayores ingresos. Además, un mayor tráfico atrae a un mayor número de vendedores que desean asociar sus productos a un servicio de compras comparativas. Teniendo presente la posición dominante de Google en las búsquedas de carácter general en internet, su motor de búsqueda es una fuente importante de tráfico para los servicios de compras comparativas.

En 2008, Google inició en los mercados europeos un cambio fundamental de estrategia para impulsar su servicio de compras comparativas. Esta estrategia se basaba en la posición dominante de Google en las búsquedas de carácter general en internet, y no en la competencia según los méritos en los mercados de las compras comparativas:

 1.- Google coloca sistemáticamente en un lugar destacado su propio servicio de compras comparativas: cuando un consumidor hace una consulta en el motor de búsqueda de Google sobre la cual el servicio de compras comparativas de Google desea mostrar resultados, estos aparecen en la parte superior de la lista de resultados de búsqueda, o cerca de ella.
 2.-  Google coloca en peor lugar los servicios de compras comparativas rivales en los resultados de búsqueda que ofrece: los servicios de compras comparativas rivales aparecen en la lista de resultados de búsqueda de Google según los algoritmos de búsqueda genérica de esta compañía. Google incluye diversos criterios en estos algoritmos, con el resultado de que los servicios de compras comparativas rivales aparecen en peor posición. Puede comprobarse que, incluso el servicio rival mejor situado, aparece por término medio solo en la cuarta página de resultados de búsqueda de Google, y otros figuran incluso más abajo. El propio servicio de compras comparativas de Google no está sometido a los algoritmos de búsqueda genérica de aquel, incluida la colocación en posiciones menos favorables.

La consecuencia de todo ello es que el servicio de compras comparativas de Google les aparece a los consumidores de forma mucho más visible en los resultados de las búsquedas, mientras que la visibilidad de los servicios rivales es mucho menor.

Es fácil comprobar que los consumidores clican mucho más a menudo en los resultados más visibles, es decir, los que aparecen en una posición superior entre los resultados de las búsquedas de Google. Incluso en un ordenador de mesa, los diez resultados de búsqueda genérica mejor situados en la primera página reciben en conjunto, por lo general, aproximadamente el 95 % de todos los clics de los resultados de búsqueda genérica (el resultado mejor situado recibe en torno al 35 % de todos los clics). El primer resultado de la segunda página de resultados de búsqueda genérica de Google recibe tan solo en torno al 1 % de todos los clics. Esto no puede explicarse tan solo por el hecho de que el primer resultado sea más importante, porque las pruebas también demuestran que desplazar el primer resultado al tercer puesto produce una reducción del número de clics de aproximadamente un 50 %. Los efectos en los dispositivos móviles son incluso más pronunciados, ya que el tamaño de la pantalla es mucho menor.

De lo anterior se deduce que, por el hecho de colocar en un lugar destacado únicamente su servicio de compras comparativas y de situar a sus competidores en peor lugar, Google ha dado a su servicio una ventaja considerable en comparación con sus rivales.

Infracción de la legislación antitrust de la UE

Las prácticas de Google suponen un abuso de su posición dominante en la búsqueda general de internet por inhibir la competencia en los mercados de compras comparativas.

La posición dominante no es ilegal en sí misma según la legislación antitrust de la UE. No obstante, las empresas dominantes tienen la especial responsabilidad de no abusar de su posición en el mercado restringiendo la competencia, bien en el mercado en que son dominantes o en otros mercados.

    En la Decisión adoptada  se llega a la conclusión de que Google ocupa una posición dominante en los mercados de búsqueda general en internet en todo el Espacio Económico Europeo (EEE), es decir, en los treinta y un países que lo integran. La Decisión indica que Google mantiene una posición dominante en los mercados de búsqueda general en internet de todos los países del EEE desde 2008, salvo en Chequia, donde la Decisión fija la posición dominante desde 2011. Esta evaluación se basa en que el motor de búsqueda de Google mantiene cuotas de mercado muy altas en todos los países del EEE, superiores al 90 % en la mayoría de ellos, y lo lleva haciendo de forma constante desde al menos 2008, que es el periodo que ha investigado la Comisión. Hay también barreras muy altas para entrar en estos mercados, en parte debido a los efectos de la red: cuanto más utilizan los usuarios un motor de búsqueda, más atractivo resulta para los anunciantes. Las ganancias generadas pueden utilizarse entonces para atraer más consumidores. De igual modo, los datos que reúne un motor de búsqueda sobre los consumidores pueden a su vez utilizarse para mejorar los resultados.
   
Google ha abusado de esta posición dominante dando a su propio servicio de compras comparativas una ventaja ilegal. Google solo coloca en una posición destacada en sus resultados de búsqueda su propio servicio de compras comparativas, mientras que los servicios rivales los sitúa en un lugar más desfavorable. Google ha estado inhibiendo la competencia basada en los méritos en los mercados de las compras comparativas.

Google ha implantado esta práctica en todos los países del EEE donde utiliza este producto de compras comparativas, comenzando en enero de 2008 en Alemania y el Reino Unido. Posteriormente hizo extensiva esta práctica a Francia en octubre de 2010, a Italia, Países Bajos y España en mayo de 2011, a Chequia en febrero de 2013 y a Austria, Bélgica, Dinamarca, Noruega, Polonia y Suecia en noviembre de 2013.


























Los motivos tienen mucho que ver con un concepto básico incluido en las normas de competencia: “el abuso de posición dominante”.  Tanto, que la propia Comisión Europea alude a él hasta en 12 ocasiones en su nota de prensa sobre el caso (versión en español aquí).  Os contamos, a continuación, qué se entiende por “abuso de posición de dominio”.
Lo que ha enfadado tanto a la CE ha sido precisamente eso: que Google abusó de su posición privilegiada en el mercado. Lo hizo a través de su motor de búsqueda, mediante el que ofreció una ventaja ilegal a otro producto propio, Google Shopping, su comparador de precios on line, para situarlo en un lugar destacado frente al de sus competidores.
La esencia del caso, la  resume con estas palabras la comisaria de Competencia, Margaret Vestager:
«Google nos ha traído numerosos productos y servicios innovadores que han supuesto un gran cambio en nuestras vidas y eso es algo positivo. Pero la estrategia de Google para su servicio de compras comparativas no se limita a atraer clientes ofreciendo un producto que sea mejor que los de sus rivales, sino que Google ha abusado de su posición dominante como motor de búsqueda situando en mejor lugar su propio servicio de compras comparativas dentro de sus resultados de búsqueda y colocando en peor situación los de sus competidores.

 ¿Cuándo una empresa abusa de su posición de dominio?

Basta con consultar la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia (Artículo 2) para entender en qué supuestos una compañía  abusa de su “posición de dominio”:
a) Impone, de forma directa o indirecta,  precios u otras condiciones comerciales o de servicios no equitativos.
b) Limita la producción, la distribución o el desarrollo técnico y produce un perjuicio injustificado a las empresas o los consumidores.
c) Se niega injustificadamente a satisfacer las demandas de compra de productos o de prestación de servicios.
d) Aplica, en sus relaciones comerciales o de servicios, condiciones desiguales para prestaciones equivalentes, que sitúan a unos competidores en      una situación de desventaja frente a otros.
e) Subordina la celebración de contratos con otras empresas o agentes a que acepten prestaciones suplementarias que, por su naturaleza o con arreglo a los usos de comercio, no guardan relación con el objeto de dichos contratos.

Posición de dominio en el caso Google

Según la Comisión Europea, el abuso de posición de dominio de Google en el mercado ha afectado a un total de 31 países: a los 28 de la Unión Europea  y a otros tres Estados, Islandia, Linchestein y Noruega, que han suscrito el Acuerdo sobre el Espacio Económico Europeo (EEA).
En concreto, Google con su conducta ha infringido el artículo 102 del Tratado de Funcionamiento de la Unión Europea (TFUE), cuyo contenido es esencialmente idéntico al del artículo 2 de la normativa española, que hemos mencionado antes, y al del artículo 54 del Acuerdo sobre el Espacio Económico Europeo (EEA).

          Pojawiły się pierwsze zdjęcia autonomicznej ciężarówki Google   

Nie tak dawno firma Waymo, podwykonawca Google/Alphabet, poinformowała, że pracuje nad autonomicznymi ciężarówkami. Choć potem sprawa przycichła, wygląda na to, że inżynierowie Waymo faktycznie tworzą nowe pojazdy. W sieci pojawiły się bowiem pierwsze zdjęcia autonomicznej ciężarówki Google.


          Alphabet称欧盟反垄断罚款将让利润减少27...   

Alphabet指出,因为这笔罚款不能从应税所得中减除,因此它将会完整的影响到公司的净利润和每股收益。受此影响,Alphabet市值在周三减少约170亿美元。过去52周,Alphabet最低股价为6...
          百度下周公布自动驾驶软件的首批汽车制造伙伴 含奇瑞   

百度等公司的目标是让这些自动驾驶汽车在中国的道路上行驶,该国是全球最大汽车市场。和谷歌母公司Alphabet自动驾驶部门Waymo一样,百度正使用公司从地图和人工智能中学习到的技术,设计让自动驾驶汽...
          #Uzalo Uzalo Teasers July - August 2017 (Mzansi Magic)   

Uzalo Teasers July 2017 – Upcoming Mzansi Magic drama series ‘Uzalo’ teasers , previews, updates, episodes, highlights and spoilers for July 2017.




Uzalo airs Mondays to Fridays on SABC1 at 20h30.


Monday 3 July 2017
Episode 106


The Mdletshes and the Xulus get bad news regarding Mxolisi, but it brings unity between the families. GC is a ball of nerves for his big day and it seems like MaMlambo will ruin things for him. Captain Mthimkulu takes Mondli off the Nkunzi case.


Tuesday 4 July 2017
Episode 107


Pastor Mdletshe is not happy that Mondli is no longer handling Mxolisi’s kidnapping case. GC’s bridezilla exploits are too much to handle for Thobile and Jojo. MaNzuza is frustrated that Pastor Mdletshe is still uncomfortable officiating GC and Jojo’s wedding.


Wednesday 5 July 2017
Episode 108


GC is angry with Thobile about the wedding and MaMlambo has to step in to try and save GC and Jojo’s relationship. Pastor Mdletshe races against time to save his son, but it doesn’t look like his efforts will yield the results he wants.


Thursday 6 July 2017
Episode 109


Pastor Mdletshe is forced to fight Nkunzi as the abandoned house burns down. Jojo bumps into GC and his parents at the shisanyama. Nosipho is not happy when Zekhethelo shows up at Qhabanga’s door ready to move in.


Friday 7 July 2017
Episode 110


MaNzuza confronts Pastor Mdletshe about Mumsy, a young stranger who arrives unannounced at their door. Jojo and GC argue as GC tries to justify why his parents shouldn’t be told about his homosexuality. Mastermind receives an offer that he can’t refuse from a former client.

 


Monday 10 July 2017
Episode 111


MaNzuza tells Pastor Mdletshe he is a disappointment and Mxolisi tends to agree. MaXimba asks Jojo to be GC’s best man. Mastermind is not happy with the money he is making by being in a legit business as Smangele pressures him for a decent home.


Tuesday 11 July 2017
Episode 112


GC gets the heartbreak of his life when a loved one cuts all ties with him. MaNzuza calls up a stranger from the past, desperate to see him again. Mastermind is caught with his hand in the cookie jar and it could turn ugly.


Wednesday 12 July 2017
Episode 113


Mastermind has to come up with a plan fast to get off the police’s radar. GC pressures Thobile into pretending to be his “fiancé”. MaNzuza waits anxiously for Advocate Zulu, who still hasn't responded to her message.  


Thursday 13 July 2017
Episode 114


MaNzuza gets a message from Advocate Zulu. Mastermind and DK make a startling discovery in the boot of one of the stolen cars. Thobile finally faces off with GC’s parents as their new Makoti.


Friday 14 July 2017
Episode 115


Bhomu is shocked that GC is going to have a child out of wedlock. Qhabanga applies pressure on Mastermind. Pastor Mdletshe reveals to Mxolisi and Mumsy that his marriage is in serious trouble.

 


Monday 17 July 2017
Episode 116


DK warns Mastermind that he might underestimate Qhabanga, while Qhabanga gets uneasy when Nosipho points out the financial differences between Mondli’s and his earnings. As Maximba tells GC to ready himself for the trip home for ilobolo preparations - someone delivers a letter to GC which shatters his world.


Tuesday 18 July 2017
Episode 117


Bhomu reluctantly praises GC for possibly giving him a grandson. MaMlambo and Mrs Madlala are shocked to meet Mumsy. Two very dodgy guys catch up with Mastermind demanding their own back.


Wednesday 19 July 2017
Episode 118


Bhomu insults Thobile when he finds her not appropriately dressing as a makoti should. Mastermind tries to recruit Mxolisi back into the crime life. MaNzuza arrives home in time to catch Mumsy leaving.


Thursday 20 July 2017
Episode 119


MaXimba and Bhomu are desperately looking for GC, fearing the worst. MaNzuza informs Pastor Mdletshe that she wants the divorce papers signed, today. Mondli is doing his best to uncover information about Qhabanga’s past.


Friday 21 July 2017
Episode 120


GC’s parents wait nervously for GC, not knowing what might have happened to their son. Mumsy and Mxolisi trick their parents into meeting in the park. The chickens seem to have come home to roost for Qhabanga.

 


Monday 24 July 2017
Episode 121


MaMlambo, Mrs Madlala and Mr Mbatha convene a meeting to oust Pastor Mdletshe. MaXimba begs GC not to do anything that would make his father disown him. Nkunzi tells the prison support group that Zekhethelo has cut ties with him and that has made him see the error of his ways.


Tuesday 25 July 2017
Episode 122


GC arrives at the Cetshwayo homestead for his wedding. Qhabanga offers to break Nkunzi out of prison. Smangele is horrified as Mastermind brings yet another new girl to invade her space.


Wednesday 26 July 2017
Episode 123


Bhomu forces GC to go to the chief even though GC is not feeling well. Nkunzi is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will he take it or let it go? Mastermind can’t stop thinking about Mumsy. He wants to see her again.


Thursday 27 July 2017
Episode 124


Bhomu tells GC that he needs to be cleansed of the gay spirit. Nkunzi does the unthinkable and turns down the chance to become a free man. Mastermind messes up big time and could lose the love of his life.


Friday 28 July 2017
Episode 125


Nkunzi struggles with turning over a new leaf.  Maximba and Bhomu are shocked to find GC is not in his bedroom. Mastermind manages to convince DK to find out more about Mumsy.

 


Monday 31 July 2017
Episode 126


Pastor Mdletshe is excited to find an apologetic Nkunzi, is ready to be baptized., but Mxolisi and MaNzuza are not convinced that Nkunzi has changed. Mumsy is surprised when Mastermind shows up at church to take her on a date. Hleziphi arrives with her family to marry GC.

 


Uzalo airs Mondays to Fridays on SABC1 at 20h30.



Coming up on Uzalo this August 2017:


Tuesday 1 August 2017
Episode 127


The pressure is on as GC is asked a very important question at the ceremony. The battle lines are drawn between Mondli and Qhabanga. MaNzuza warns Mumsy against falling for the wrong people.


Wednesday 2 August 2017
Episode 128


Mxolisi makes a surprise appearance at Nkunzi’s baptism. GC and Jojo meet for the first time, since their break up and the wedding. Mastermind is on top of the world and won’t tell Smangele why. Pastor Mdletshe finally loses it with Mxolisi’s judgmental tone and calls him a hypocrite.


Thursday 3 August 2017
Episode 129


Mondli tries desperately to stop the Nkunzi release but ends up offending Nyambose. Smangele meets Mastermind’s dream girl for the first time and is left with a bitter taste in her mouth. GC has some hard facts to swallow regarding JoJo.


Friday 4 August 2017
Episode 130


MaNgcobo fears Nkunzi is back for revenge. Mxolisi is shocked to hear Mastermind is dating Mumsy. GC is drunk at work. Zekhethelo finds it hard to share a house with Nkunzi. Mxolisi wants Mastermind to stay away from Mumsy.

 


Monday 7 August 2017
Episode 131


MaNgcobo is terrified when Nkunzi shows up at her door. A newfound friend takes GC on a joy ride. Mumsy gets new, disturbing information about Mastermind. Mondli warns Nkunzi that he is waiting for him to slip up


Tuesday 8 August 2017
Episode 132


Nkunzi tries to get MaNgcobo to shoot him. GC’S friendship with Thobile and Smangele reaches breaking point. Mumsy is tempted to take Mastermind back Qhabanga asks Nkunzi what he’d like to pursue now that he’s not a criminal anymore.


Wednesday 9 August 2017
Episode 133


Thobile and Smangele are stunned when Fikile tells them the locks at the salon have been changed. Mastermind tries to make amends with Mxolisi. Nkunzi is surprised when he gets a gesture of kindness from MaNgcobo.


Thursday 10 August 2017
Episode 134


Nkunzi seems to nail the job interview with Captain Mthimkhulu. DK gets frustrated when a love-struck Mastermind won’t give her the time of day. Thobile tells Smangele she is planning to open her own salon and invites Smangele to join her


Friday 11 August 2017
Episode 135


Qhabanga accuses Mondli of turning Captain Mthimkhulu against Nkunzi and the two nearly come to blows. Smangele and Fikile are shocked that GC and DK held a drinking party at the salon. Mumsy meets a new man.

 


Monday 14 August 2017
Episode 136


The salon crew discover that they were broken into but DK stops them from contacting the police claiming that she will handle it.


MaNgcobo takes out one of Nkunzi’s belts she has been hiding and contemplates her next move. Mxolisi realizes that Mumsy wants nothing further to do with Mastermind and his gangster ways but doesn’t know how to tell his friend.


Tuesday 15 August 2017
Episode 137


Zekhethelo is shocked to hear Nkunzi has been stabbed. GC fires Fikile. Mastermind messes up his chance with Mumsy. Smangele is angry that GC no longer cares about the salon. Mondli is pressured to solve the ATM bombing case


Wednesday 16 August 2017
Episode 138


Zekhethelo panics as Nkunzi packs his gun but refuses to tell her where he is going.  GC finds out he is out of money after buying a lot of drinks at the shisanyama. The congregation is shocked as Mumsy is officially presented as Pastor Mdletshe’s daughter in church.


Thursday 16 August 2017
Episode 139


Captain Mthimkhulu orders Mondli to apologize to Nkunzi for past accusations and thank him for doing his job for him. Mumsy is quite taken when Mxolisi tells her Mastermind’s church performance was for her. MaMlambo, Smangele and MaNzuza are shocked to find GC at the shisanyama, mumbling incoherently to him.


Friday 17 August 2017
Episode 140


Nkunzi and Zekhethelo get a hostile reception on their outing to the shisanyama. MaMlambo warns GC there is looming danger. DK visits Mastermind and shows him a newspaper headline but will only tell him his life might be in danger.

 


Monday 21 August 2017
Episode 141


MaNgcobo feels betrayed when she finds MaMlambo with Nkunzi. Mastermind confronts Mumsy about the story in the paper. GC gets locked up and when he meets his fellow prisoners, he realizes he’s in for a tough few hours. Thobile suggests to Smangele that they start their own salon.


Tuesday 22 August 2017
Episode 142


Will Mumsy manage to run away with all the money she’s hiding?  GC is too scared to tell Mondli whom the guns really belong to. Will Mxolisi and Zekhethelo ever accept this blossoming love between Nkunzi and MaNgcobo?


Wednesday 23 August 2017
Episode 143


Mondli threatens to put a bruised and battered GC back in a cell with Mhlengi unless he gives up DK. Nkunzi invites Mdletshe’s to his engagement party. Mumsy buries her stolen money. GC is tormented in prison.


Thursday 24 August 2017
Episode 144


MaNgcobo gets a cold reception from MaMlambo when she pays her a visit to apologize. DK observes from a distance as GC flashes money around at the shisanyama. Terror arrives in KwaMashu in search of Mumsy.


Friday 25 August 2017
Episode 145


Mumsy’s unwelcome visitor manages to trick those around her. MaNgcobo gets messages that leave her feeling scared and unnerved. MaMlambo’s money goes missing. MaNgcobo is unusually quiet and distant at breakfast. Zekhethelo thinks it’s wedding jitters.

 


Monday 28 August 2017
Episode 146


Terror, threatens the Mdletshe’s, as he demands his money from Mumsy. Nkunzi is concerned, as MaNgcobo’s paranoia gets worse. GC worries when Mrs. Madlala warns MaMlambo about pyramid schemes.


Tuesday 29 August 2017
Episode 147


Zekhethelo and Nosipho question MaNgcobo’s behaviour when MaMlambo arrives to cleanse the house. Mumsy pays Mastermind a visit, but things are awkward between them. A drunken GC gets back to MaMlambo’s house in time to be questioned by Mondli.


Wednesday 30 August 2017
Episode 148


Could a dead Innocentia possibly be haunting MaNgcobo or is someone play some sick joke on her? Manzuza gives Pastor Mdletshe an ultimatum regarding his daughter. What will he decide? Mamlambo threatens GC with jail if he does not pay back what he owes her.


Thursday 31 August 2017
Episode 149


Nkunzi wakes up to MaNgcobo strangling him. GC apologizes to Mamlambo but steals her keys. Things get hot and heavy between Mumsy and Mastermind. Mumsy and Mastermind almost take their relationship to the next level.

 


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[A-Z] list of Uzalo Actors and Actresses

Listed below is an alphabetized listing of past and present Uzalo Actors and Actresses (Uzalo Cast / Characters):
  • Bheki Mkhwane as Melusi Mdletshe
  • Bonga Dlamini as Mkhondo Xulu
  • Brenda Mhlongo as Buhle
  • Dawn King as Lindiwe Xulu
  • Don Mlangeni Nawa as Dlomo
  • Gugu Gumede as Hlengiwe
  • Gugulethu Zulu as Zwi
  • Kay Sibiya as Ayanda Mdletshe
  • Khaya Zulu as GC
  • Leleti Khumalo as Zandile Mdletshe
  • Londiwe Mthembu as Maphindi
  • Lungelo Madondo as Amanda Maphumulo
  • Lungile Msweli as Nonduduzo
  • Mlungisi Ndebele as Nongoloza
  • Mpumelelo Bhulose as Muzi Zulu
  • Naymaps Maphalala as Mxolisi Xulu
  • Ncibijani Madlala as Siyabonga Mabuza
  • Nhlakanepho Mhlongo as Gundi
  • Nokuthula Mabika as Thobile
  • Nompilo Maphumulo as Nosipho Xulu
  • Ntokozo Dlamini as Mastermind Maphumulo
  • Sihle Ndaba as Smangele Maphumulo
  • Simphiwe Majozi as Sbu
  • Sipho Mhlongo as Nkosithathi Mdletshe
  • Thandeka Zulu as Nombuso

          #RhythmCity Rhythm City Teasers July 2017 (e.tv )   
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Coming up on Rhythm City this July 2017:

Monday 3 July 2017
Episode 2606


Reneilwe manages to make it to Zer011 on time. Kop is devastated when he discovers that Rene lied to him. Lerato is miffed that Lungile is showering Bongi with attention. Niki is jealous of what she saw between Andiswa and Pearl.

Tuesday 4 July 2017
Episode 2607


Lerato comes close to outing herself. David faces an emotionally trying time. Cuba is beginning to resent Kop.

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Episode 2608
 

Flavia and Roberto plot David’s murder. Lerato gets her hands on Bongi’s manuscript. Blossom can no longer hide her feelings for Kop. Pearl finds her life on the line when she gets caught up in Flavia’s plans.

Thursday 6 July 2017
Episode 2609


Cuba is desperate to find another driver, as Kop’s back is still playing up. David is worried when he finds out Pearl is missing. Santos tells Flavia and Roberto that Pearl must kill David. Lungile and Bongi clash over her memoir

Friday 7 July 2017
Episode 2610


Flavia tries to poison Pearl against David. Lungile comes to visit Lerato late at night. Kop tries to get some relationship advice from Jafta. Lungile learns how much Bongi is earning from the book.
 


Monday 10 July 2017
Episode 2611


Pearl is trying hard to push David away. Both David and Andiswa sense that there is more to her mugging than she is letting on. Lerato is miffed when she realises that Lungile still hasn't broken the news to Bongi.

Kop enlists Blossom's help to prepare a seductive meal for Cuba. Reneilwe meets a fan who gushes about her and her career.

Tuesday 11 July 2017
Episode 2612


David is almost completely sure that Pearl is being used as a pawn. Lungile refuses the job at 9-Nine. Sabelo has a shady business plan to make money with Kop's combi.

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Episode 2613


Emmanuel and Sabelo go into business together to make extra money. Lerato is miffed when she realises that Lungile hasn't told Bongi about the divorce. Lerato is struggling to uphold the illusion of her 'boyfriend'. Rene asks David's permission to throw a party at the house.

Thursday 13 July 2017
Episode 2614


David shows his commitment to protecting Pearl and Andiswa. Bongi finds evidence of a woman in the house with Lungile. Sabelo and Emmanuel start making money off their taxi business - but a threat looms.

Friday 14 July 2017
Episode 2615


Sabelo and Emmanuel are caught by taxi drivers. Lerato and Lungileare panicked by Zolani. Lungile and Lerato are spending the night together. David tries to find out if Pearl is in cahoots with Roberto and Flavia.
 


Monday 17 July 2017
Episode 2616


Lungile has to rush to Bongi’s bedside when she collapses. An angry Kop throws Cuba out of his house.

Tuesday 18 July 2017
Episode 2617


Pearl has a chance to kill David – but will she be able to take it? Cuba refuses to let Kop go. Reneilwe and Kgaugelo have more in common than they know.  

Wednesday 19 July 2017
Episode 2618


Reneilwe suffers strange after-effects after a night of partying with Bongani. Bongi Bond decides to be honest with herself and makes a drastic decision regarding her marriage. Pearl decides to sever her connection with David.

Thursday 20 July 2017
Episode 2619


Lungile falls off the wagon. David has a showdown with Pearl and Roberto and Flavia are forced to rush over to intervene. Reneilwe is mortified to find out what she did with Bongani. Kop is unsure why Cuba rejected him.

Friday 21 July 2017
Episode 2620


Andiswa is shocked and furious to discover that David and Pearl tricked Flavia and Roberto. Bongi feels guilty for causing Lungile’s relapse. Lungile emotionally manipulates Bongi to delay her plans. Blossom is mortified to discover that Kop knows that she was behind Cuba’s ‘change’.
 


Monday 24 July 2017
Episode 2621


Lungile buys hallucinogenic drugs from an old friend called Mawewe.Mampho and Reneilwe have a spat. Reneilwe lures Sifiso closer to boost her ego.

Tuesday 25 July 2017
Episode 2622


Lungi watches Bongi take the hallucinogenic pills. Sabelo asks Kop for a job. Leratorealises she needs to take control of her life. Sifiso and Rene are shocked when Kgaugelo arrives dressed and moving exactly like Electra.

Wednesday 26 July 2017
Episode 2623


Fats thinks Kop best make a move on Blossom.Mampho has alarm bells going off over Kgaugelo’s behaviour. Bongi is declining steadily under the influence of the drugs.

Thursday 27 July 2017
Episode 2624


The community rallies around the Kop-Blossom romance. Lungile’s diabolical plan for Bongi takes shape. Sabelo trades his family’s safety for money. Sabelo keeps Tsietsi around because he is paying for his accommodation.

Friday 28 July 2017
Episode 2625


Sabelo is offered the opportunity of becoming a Red Ant. Kop and Blossom head out on a date. Kgaugelo is systematically disrupting Reneilwe's public profile. Lungile continues to cast aspersions overBongi's sanity.

Monday 31 July 2017
Episode 2626


Lerato realizes that Bongi’s madness is not an act. Reneilwe is shocked to discover that Kgaugelo has hijacked her radio interview. Kop asks Blossom to move into the main house with him.
 


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[A-Z] list of Rhythm City Actors and Actresses


Listed below is an alphabetized listing of past and present Rhythm City Actors and Actresses (Rhythm City Cast / Characters):
Amo Chidi as Reneilwe
Brenda Pollecutt as Collins
Connie Chiume as Mamokete Khuse
David James as Hermanus Meyer
Dumisani Masilela as Sfiso
Dumisani Mbebe as Doc Dandala
Hlubi Mboya as Thandeka
Ishmauel Songo as Sabelo
Itumeleng Bokaba
 as Mampho
Jamie Bartlett as David Genaro
Jafta Mamabolo as Tsetse Fly
Jason Greer as Eddie Brown
Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane as Lucilla Vilakazi
Kelly Khumalo as Sunay
Lalla Hirayama as Felicia
Lee-Anne Summers as Ronnie
Lucia Mthiyane as Rachel Phakati
Lungile Radu as S’bu Vilakazi
Macks Papo as Ivan Tshinawa
Malusi Mbele
 
as Zolani
Mduduzi Mabaso
 as Suffocate

Mmabatho Montsho as Thembi Selani
Mpho Molepo as Fats
Nkosi Cengani  as Emmanuel
Nokuthula Ledwaba
 as Tshidi Khuse

Nolo Phiri as Niki Bongco
Ntando Duma as Zinzi Dandala
Pam Andrews as Gail October
Peter Se-Puma as Miles Vilakazi
Relebogile Mabotja as Mpumi
Robert Hobbs
 as Bernard Markgraaf
Samela Tyelbooi  as Shado
S’Dumo Mtshali
 as Maidi Kotwe

Sehlabi Taunyane as Kop Khuse
Seputla Sebogodi as Solomon
Sphamandla Dhludhlu as Themba
Tebogo Khalo as Puleng Mofokeng
Thembi Seete
 as Bongi

Thembsie Matu as Sis Bee
Zenzo Ngqobe as Stone Khuse
Zola Hashatsi as Shakes
Wandile Molebatsi as Bulela
Wright Ngubeni as Thula

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Coming up on Generations this July 2017:


Monday 3 July 2017
Episode 156 (0676)


Daniel is tempted to reveal all about the set-up. Mpho isn’t impressed when Lesedi and Brian hit it off.

Fana has had enough and breaks things off with his girlfriend.

Tuesday 4 July 2017
Episode 157 (0677)


Nolwazi is determined to fight for her man. Lucy chases Nandi out of her house. Jack realises he’s not the only one looking for Abe…


Wednesday 5 July 2017
Episode 158 (0678)


Cosmo is hopeful when Nelisiwe arrives to speak to him. Mpho refuses to admit he has a crush on someone. Smanga tries to get kinky with Tshidi.


Thursday 6 July 2017
Episode 159 (0679)


Fana pays Zach a visit and is shocked by what he discovers. Thabi reels when the truth about her brother becomes clear. Mazwi is only too happy to be there for the love of his life.


Friday 7 July 2017
Episode 160 (0680)


Tau is shocked to see who's back in town. Lesedi and Brian are oblivious of jealous eyes watching them.

Nolwazi would rather be with her ex than confront her issues.
 


Monday 10 July 2017
Episode 161 (0681)


Smanga holds his daughter for the first time. Mrekza is on a mission to find himself a woman.

Nandi tells Namhla she’s onto her.

Tuesday 11 July 2017
Episode 162 (0682)


Does Lucy still harbour feelings for her ex? Thabi is caught red-handed. Getty is shocked to hear what her bestie is planning.


Wednesday 12 July 2017
Episode 163 (0683)


Mpho makes a move on his crush. Tau warns Gadaffi not to act rashly. Nolwazi tries to seduce her ex.


Thursday 13 July 2017
Episode 164 (0684)


Tshidi decides to up her game. Lesedi is in hot demand. Mrekza shows off his new girl.


Friday 14 July 2017
Episode 165 (0685)


Namhla is getting fed up with Zach. Thabi’s persistence finally pays off. Mazwi is shocked about Getty’s revelation.

 


Monday 17 July 2017
Episode 166 (0686)


Gog’Flo realises Lucy still cares about her ex. Sphe struggles to cope with motherhood. Smanga gives in to his desires.


Tuesday 18 July 2017
Episode 167 (0687)


Nolwazi lashes out at Getty for betraying her. Tau thinks he’s finally rid of the thorn in his side… or is he?

Tshidi finds a woman’s scarf in her love-nest.

Wednesday 19 July 2017
Episode 168 (0688)


Zitha realises her man is hiding something from her. Brian finds out what Mpho did and punches him.

Mazwi forces his wife to go to dinner with him.

Thursday 20 July 2017
Episode 169 (0689)


Sphe becomes neurotic about Rorisang. Thabi takes her seduction scheme to a new level. Namhla and Zach get their first white hat hacker assignment.


Friday 21 July 2017
Episode 170 (0690)


Molefe tells an unimpressed Tau to back off. Gog’Flo wants Getty to give Lucy her blessing.

Smanga decides to end things with one of his lovers.
 


Monday 24 July 2017
Episode 171 (0691)


Nolwazi does something terrible in her drunken state. Daniel is quick to cooperate when Getty offers money in return. Zach doesn’t want Namhla to leave.


Tuesday 25 July 2017
Episode 172 (0692)


Mpho and Brian make peace. The Moroka-Mabaso family stages an intervention. Thabi’s questioning makes Zitha suspicious.


Wednesday 26 July 2017
Episode 173 (0693)


Mrekza is shocked to hear Lucy still cares about him. Tau finds out his computer has been accessed. Sphe has a meltdown.


Thursday 27 July 2017
Episode 174 (0694)


Fana is alarmed when he bumps into Detective Roberts. Lerato puts pressure on Lesedi about her relationship. Jack has a plan on how to bring down his nemesis.


Friday 28 July 2017
Episode 175 (0695)


Thieving Mpho is caught in the act. Smanga tells his daughter he’s letting her go. Namhla and Zach take their relationship to the next level.

 


Monday 31 July 2017
Episode 176 (0696)


Sphe is fed-up with her family’s attitude. Mrekza is intrigued by what Bamuza has to say – the rich Cele lawyer is hiding something! Cosmo’s revelation incites Gadaffi to take action!

 


Generations is on SABC1 Mondays to Fridays at 20h00.



Coming up on Generations this August 2017:


Tuesday 1 August 2017
Episode 177 (0697)


Thabi tries to get Tau to incriminate himself. Lucy is stunned by what her ex does. Rorisang takes a turn for the worst.


Wednesday 2 August 2017
Episode 178 (0698)


Mazwi looks on in horror as his daughter’s throat is cut open. Lesedi isn’t sure how to tell Mpho the truth. Smanga waits in vain for his beloved to arrive.


Thursday 3 August 2017
Episode 179 (0699)


Sphe revels in being the hero but it doesn’t last long. Fana realises Mrekza is onto him. Cosmo is loath to have blood on his hands.


Friday 4 August 2017
Episode 180 (0700)


Thabi’s escape attempt goes horribly wrong. The Diales are shocked to find a half-naked man in the kitchen! Dr Watson believes Nolwazi should know the truth about what she did.

 


Monday 7 August 2017
Episode 181 (0701)


Nandi is hurt when her help is no longer wanted. Lesedi is mortified when Mpho sees what she has in her blazer. Jack’s henchman makes a gruesome discovery in an old mineshaft.


Tuesday 8 August 2017
Episode 182 (0702)


Sphe’s plan to get her husband’s attention works like a charm. Fana wants James to get a blackmailer off his back. Gadaffi is forced to lie to his brother.


Wednesday 9 August 2017
Episode 183 (0703)


Lucy is impressed despite herself when Mrekza takes charge. The police arrive at the Moroka house with a search warrant. The nightmare is only starting for devastated Smanga…


Thursday 10 August 2017
Episode 184 (0704)


Rorisang is deliberately given the wrong medication. Zitha gets upset when Wandile voices her suspicions. Mrekza ropes in Bamuza’s help.


Friday 11 August 2017
Episode 185 (0705) 


Getty’s delight about bumping into an old friend doesn’t last long. Nandi is thrown by Sphe’s strange behaviour. Gadaffi is shocked by what Cosmo reveals.

 


Monday 14 August 2017
Episode 186 (0706) 


Mpho is banned from dating Lesedi. Nolwazi is unsettled about what her visitor has to say. Jack sets out to sow derision amongst the Morokas.


Tuesday 15 August 2017
Episode 187 (0707)


Sphe alters the lab results to cover up her actions. Fana realises he’s out of his depth and confesses all.

The brothers gang up on Tau – they want him out!

Wednesday 16 August 2017
Episode 188 (0708) 


Smanga realises there’s more to the confrontation that happened at The Eat. Things get ugly between mother and daughter when Nandi voices her suspicions. Mrekza is a mess after an unexpected phone call.


Thursday 17 August 2017
Episode 189 (0709)


Will Mazwi fall for Jack’s manipulation? Gadaffi is relieved when suspicion is deflected away from him.

Mpho sneaks out of the house.

Friday 18 August 2017
Episode 190 (0710)


The Morokas are left reeling when Rori’s heart stops. Thabi’s journal offers some interesting information.

Tshidi is beside herself with worry about Thomas’s revelation.
 


Monday 21 August 2017
Episode 191 (0711) 


The press have a field day when Smanga kicks Tau. Nandi is shocked to the core about her daughter’s confession. Lucy is furious when she hears who Lesedi met with.


Tuesday 22 August 2017
Episode 192 (0712)


The Diales are a mix of emotions about their unexpected visitor. Molefe is powerless when Mazwi puts his foot down. Sphe feels nothing for her child.


Wednesday 23 August 2017
Episode 193 (0713)


Jack lashes out at his daughter in anger. Gog’Flo and Elsa bond, oblivious of jealous eyes watching them.

Tshidi gets the fright of her life when she walks into Gadaffi’s penthouse.

Tuesday 24 August 2017
Episode 194 (0714)


Cosmo gets a job offer. Will he turn against his own? Zitha gets serious flack for standing by her man.

Lucy pushes too hard and disaster ensues.

Wednesday 25 August 2017
Episode 195 (0715)


Getty does something stupid in the heat of the moment. Tau plants a seed of doubt in Fana. Lesedi is shocked to hear what happened in the past.


Thursday 26 August 2017
Episode 196 (0716)


Nandi urges Sphe to tell the truth. Jack knows how to stroke Mazwi’s ego. Zondiwe isn’t going to let some street-rat dictate to her.


Friday 27 August 2017
Episode 197 (0717)


Lucy is ready to commit murder when she hears Elsa’s suggestion. Mpho resorts to stealing again.

Gadaffi wants his brother to join forces with him.
 


Monday 30 August 2017
Episode 198 (0718)


Tau spirals out of control. Gog’Flo calls a family meeting. Zitha tries to manipulate Fana into giving her information.


Thursday 31 August 2017
Episode 199 (0719)


The children are mortified by their unexpected sex talk. Scandalised patrons eagerly start recording when a fight in the shebeen turns ugly. Wandile is shocked to hear what her sister wants her to do.

 


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[A-Z] list of Generations Actors and Actresses


Listed below is an alphabetized listing of past and present Generations / Generations: The Legacy actors and actresses (Generations Cast / Characters):.


If you would like to know what happen this month on Generations: The Legacy –

  • Abena Ayivor as Lerato Modise
  • Akin Omotoso as Khaya Motene
  • Andisiwe Dweba as Getty Diale
  • Anga Makubalo as MJ
  • Asanda Foji as Simphiwe Moroka
  • Atandwa Kani as Samora
  • Candise Derman as Blue
  • Carole Mogale as Kgomotso
  • Cedwyn Joel as Sonny Jacobs
  • Connie Ferguson (nee Masilo) as Karabo Moroka
  • David Phetoe as Paul Moroka
  • Dineo Nchabeleng as Angela Mogale#1
  • Dini Nondumo as Vuyo
  • Fana Mokoena as Dr. Mandla Sithole
  • Faye Peters as Vivian Majozi
  • Florence Masebe as Thembi
  • Hanli Rolfes as Sarah-Lee Odendaal
  • Ivy Nkutha as Gog’Flo Diale
  • JT Medupi as Jonathan Motene
  • Kagiso Rakosa as Sharon
  • Katlego Danke as Dineo
  • Lebohang Mthunzi as Angela Mogale #2
  • Leleti Khumalo as Busisiwe (Busi) Dlomo
  • Letoya Makhene as Tshidi Mogale
  • Lillian Dube as Masibobe
  • Lindani Nkosi as Thulani
  • Luthuli Dlamini as Scott Nomvete
  • Manaka Ranaka as Lucy Diale
  • Mandla Gaduka as Choppa
  • Mandla Hlatswayo as Siphiwe
  • Mangaliso Ngema as Lunga Zondo
  • Melusi Yeni as Phenyo
  • Menzi Ngubane as Sibusiso Dlomo
  • Mike Mvelase as Khaphela Ngcobo
  • Moopi Mothibeli as Smanga Moroka
  • Musa Ngema as Mazwi Moroka
  • Mutodi Neshehe as Zola
  • Mxolisi Hulana as Zakes Mthembu
  • Nambitha Mpulwana as Mawande
  • Nkululeko Tshirumbula as Vuyo Radebe
  • Nondumiso Tembe as Phumela Miya
  • Pamela Nomvete as Ntshiki Lukhele
  • Patrick Shai as Patrick
  • Pearl Modiadie as DJ Jade
  • Peter Moruakgomo as Ace
  • Phemelo Motene as Khensani Moroka
  • Rantebeng Makapan as Thomas Mashaba
  • Rapulana Seiphemo as Tau Mogale
  • Rina Nienaber as Baba Swanepoel
  • Roderick Jafta as Gen Majozi
  • Ronnie Nyakale as Cosmo Diale
  • Rosie Motene as Tsego Motene
  • Sello Maake Ka-Ncube as Archie Moroka
  • Seputla Sebogodi as Kenneth Mashaba
  • Shaleen Surtie-Richards as Mattie
  • Sipho ‘Psyfo’ Ngwenya as Ajax
  • Siyabonga Thwala as Paul Mashaba
  • Slindile Nodangala as Ruby
  • Sonia Mbele as Ntombi Khumalo
  • Sophie Ndaba as Queen Moroka
  • Sthandiwe Msomi as Zinzi / Zoleka Mda
  • Strini Pillai as Deven Maistry
  • Tafadzwa Kuuya as Noah Motene
  • Thabiso Mokhethi as Samuel Khumalo
  • Thahira Syed as Shaan Naidu Maistry
  • Thami Ngcobo as Senzo
  • Thato Molamu as Nicholas
  • Thina Jaxa as Priscilla Mthembu
  • Thobi Mkhwanazi as Donna
  • Thulisile Phongolo as Namhla Diale
  • Vinolia Mashego as Hilda Letlalo
  • Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso
  • Vuyo Dabula as Gadaffi Phakade
  • Winnie Ntshaba as Khethiwe
  • Xolile Tshabalala as Julia Motene
  • Zenande Nfenyana as Nolunthu
  • Zikhona Sodlaka as Priska
  • Zolisa Xaluva as Jason

Generations is on SABC1 Mondays to Fridays at 20h00.

          Is Today's Google Doodle A Poke At The Trump Administration?   
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is among the tech firms that are critical of the Trump administration's executive order barring Muslim immigrants from certain countries. This weekend, Google co-founder Sergey Brin took part in protests at the San Francisco International Airport. Today, the Google Doodle — the picture that appears on the home page of the search engine — provided a subtle reminder of what happens when the U.S. targets a group of citizens because of their national origins. The Doodle is an illustration of Fred Korematsu, the civil rights activist and survivor of the internment camps where the U.S. government put Japanese-Americans during World War II. In 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order that incarcerated more than 115,000 people of Japanese descent. The order was based on fears that in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the heritage of these Americans meant they might be spies for the enemy. Korematsu , the son of
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          6/30/2017: GAMES & PUZZLES: GOGEN   
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          Apple vs. Google: Which is the better stock?   
It's been ten years since the first iPhone came out. Android may now have a bigger market share, but Apple's stock has been a better performer than Google owner Alphabet over the past decade. Will that trend continue?
          IT dešavanja u svetu :: EU kaznila Google sa skoro TRI MILIJARDE dolara!   
Kompanija Google kažnjena je sa 2.7 milijardi dolara zbog nameštanja rezultata pretrage.

Nedavno smo pisali o tome da regulatorno telo EU komisije za zaštitu tržišta traži kaznu za kompaniju Alphabet, koja je vlasnik kompanije Google, u iznosu od 1.5 milijardi dolara. U međuvremenu je došlo do izricanja kazne i njenog drastičnog povećanja - na 2.7 milijardi dolara, odnosno oko 2.42 milijarde evra.

"Google je zloupotrebio tržzišnu dominaciju kao najpopularniji pretraživač na svetu, dajući nezakonitu prednost sopstvenim uslugama za šoping", navodi se u saopštenju evropske komesarke za zaštitu konkurencije Margret Vestager, prenela je agencija Frans pres. "Ono što je Google uradio je nezakonito prema antimonopolskim propisima EU. Google je drugim kompanijama uskratio priliku za takmičenje na osnovu zasluga i inovacija", dodaje Vestager. Google je favorizovao svoje proizvode i manipulisao pretragom na štetu sajtova kakvi su Yelp, TripAdvisor, Foundem, News Corp i FairSearch.





Izvor i nastavak: mondo.rs/a1019970/Mob-IT/Vesti/EU-kaznila-G.....olara.html
          ЕС выписал для Google рекордный штраф   
Антимонопольные регуляторы Евросоюза во вторник приговорили Google, принадлежащую Alphabet, к рекордному штрафу в размере 2,42 млрд евро (2,7 млрд долл.) за продвижение сервиса покупок в поисковой системе в ущерб конкурентам. [...]
          Will Super Mario save Europe’s bacon?   
Traders watch the news conference held by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, during a trading session at the Frankfurt stock exchange Jan. 22, 2015. The European Central Bank agreed on Thursday to embark on a quantitative easing (QE) program. Photo by REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski.

Traders watch the news conference held by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, during a trading session at the Frankfurt stock exchange Jan. 22, 2015. The European Central Bank agreed on Thursday to embark on a quantitative easing (QE) program. Photo by REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski.

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that starting in March it will purchase 60 billion euros a month until at least September 2016, and that purchases of sovereign debt will be based on national shares of ECB capital.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced the measure, which is intended to boost growth and inflation, at a press conference in Frankfurt.

The ECB is adding 1 trillion euros to its balance sheet, in a process known as quantitative easing, just after the Federal Reserve wound down six years of bond buying in the United States. England and Japan have experimented with versions of QE in the past, too. But the ECB isn’t entirely new to the bond-buying scene. The bank has already been buying up private securities. The difference is that now the ECB is going after sovereign (i.e. government) debt, and they’re printing money to do it.

What Is QE?

QE works, in theory, like a chain intended to pass on reduced borrowing costs: Central banks print money to buy other institutions’ debt. That cash infusion cheapens the cost of credit for those institutions, allowing them to lend to businesses and consumers, who hopefully will invest, produce and hire more. It’s all in the name of stimulation; get the economy going by passing a (newly minted) buck (or euro) on to other lenders. QE also further weakens the euro, making European businesses more competitive outside the eurozone. Already Thursday, the euro fell more than 1 percent against the dollar to $1.1453.

For the ECB, QE is a measure of last resort. It has already tried the other instrument in the standard-issue central bank toolbox: cutting interest rates. The ECB slashed rates to below zero, lower even than the Fed Funds rate. But whereas the Federal Reserve has a dual mandate to stabilize prices and maximize employment, the European Central Bank has only one mandate. And on that, they’re failing.

The Threat of Deflation

The bank’s sole job is to keep inflation at roughly 2 percent — about the same as the Fed’s target in the U.S. In December 2014, inflation in the eurozone was -0.2 percent. Cue deflationary worries.

Deflation is bad for businesses because falling prices don’t incentivize companies to produce. It’s bad for banks, too, because borrowers with falling incomes are more likely to default since the real interest rate they’re paying goes up as deflation takes hold and the value of money actually increases. (Paying back an 8 percent auto loan is a lot easier when you’re paying back in dollars or euros that are worth less and less.)

Deflation may be worse still, as Benn Steil, director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations explained: falling prices seep into consumers’ psyches. In other words, if consumers are so accustomed to sinking prices that they expect prices to drop even more, they’re going to hold off on buying. “This is why Draghi has a real sense of urgency to act,” said Steil, “before deflationary psychology sets in.”

Getting to this point has been a slow road for Draghi. In 2012, his comments that he would “do whatever it takes to preserve the euro” — without actually ever acting — were enough to buoy markets, and earned him the nickname “Super Mario.” Although he hinted last June that he was interested in expanding purchases beyond private assets, he’s had to be careful, said Steil, to placate the Germans, whose cooperation is essential to the sustainability of the eurozone.

A Delicate Political Balance

The Germans have reason to be concerned for the simple reason that, unlike the Federal Reserve, the eurozone does not issue its own bonds. Instead, it must deal in the sovereign debt of 19 different national banks. That means that when the ECB takes on government debt, especially from countries like Spain, Italy and Portugal, there’s a risk of default. Germany wants nothing to do with other countries’ debt, Steil said.

Therefore, under the compromise approved by the ECB governing council, the national central banks of the eurozone countries will undertake 80 percent of the risk of the bonds that they and the ECB buy.

While that decentralized approach to QE may send mixed signals about eurozone unity, Steil said, it’s worth it if it precludes Germany from mounting some bigger challenge to QE. “It’s the best Draghi could do,” he added.

Will It Work?

The best won’t necessarily work, however. In fact, Steil predicted QE may be less effective in Europe than in the U.S. Selling bonds to the market, Steil said, is how U.S. companies borrow. But in Europe, traditional bank lending is a much bigger source of commercial financing, and given all that the banks have endured during the financial crisis, they’re not all eager to expand their balance sheets by passing the new money on to borrowers.

So even with lower borrowing costs, banks and companies — if they don’t feel the demand — might not lend. “You can lead a horse to water,” he reminded us, “but you can’t make it drink.”

But suppose the banks do drink. Because some of the investments resulting from reduced borrowing costs will end up in the stock market, QE will be accused, especially in the Piketty era, Steil said, of exacerbating inequality. That’s the reality of a stimulatory tool that works through capital markets, he said. In the long-run, though, the hope is that everyone — the rich and the poor — will be better off if deflation is averted.

Just how much it can be averted is up for debate, though. “If people believe prices will be lower in the future, then the ECB has a real problem,” Steil said.

“What the ECB would really like to do,” he added, “is encourage banks to make loans to companies and for companies to borrow more money and hire more people.” An indirect way of doing that — cutting interest rates on loans to commercials banks that promise to lend to companies and individuals — is included in Thursday’s policy announcement.

But getting companies to borrow and hire is easier said than done within the confines of the ECB’s toolbox, especially now that rates are already at the zero lower bound and inflation is so low. “We’re all experimenting,” Steil concluded, “in unfamiliar territory.”

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          Alphabet Says EU Antitrust Fine to Cut Profit by $2.74 Billion   
Alphabet Inc. said late Friday that the European Commission’s recent antitrust fine will reduce second-quarter profit by about $2.74 billion.
          Alphabet's Impressive Run Isn't Over Yet   
The company's advertising business has not peaked
          Google Releases Diversity Report   
The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary has made slight progress on some fronts and more on others.
          literacy   
...
Literacy = The ability to read and write.
We're creating a digital literacy quiz platform by platform (or social web channel by social web channel). Suggestions please!
Translating: Literacy
Literacy
Illiteracy
Digital Literacy
Digital Illiteracy
Spanish: La alfabetización
analfabetismo
Spanish: La alfabetización digital
analfabetismo digital
German: Die Alphabetisierung
German: Digitale Medienkompeteng
Estonian: Kirjaoskus
kirjaoskamatus
Estonian: Digitaalne kirjaoskus
digitaalne kirjaoskamatus
September 8 is International Literacy Day
UNESCO: Literacy
International Literacy Day - UNESCO
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/literacy
Hashtag: #LiteracyDay
Literacy Prizes
http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_international_literacy_prizes_2017_open_for_applicati/
https://twitter.com/unesco/status/869972356160245760
Two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are given to five laureates every year.
The first Prize is the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea, which awards two candidates with special attention to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
The second Prize is the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. It is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and awards three candidates, giving special consideration to literacy projects for adults, learners in rural areas, and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.
Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma, and US$20.000 for their project or programme. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are awarded at an official ceremony at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the International Literacy Day.
How to apply and nominate
Candidates should take into account this year’s theme - literacy in a digital world - and also consider the special focus of each Prize.
Applications should be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO through appropriate governments of Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO.
Each government or non-governmental organization can nominate up to three applications for the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, and up to two applications for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.
Deadlines
5 June 2017 for applications
14 June 2017 for nominations
More information: Find the full application and nomination guidelines and other relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes web page.
#LiteracyDay Q1: How do you translate International Literacy Day in other languages?
¿Cómo se traduce el Día Internacional de la Alfabetización en otros idiomas?
Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización
Chinanteco de San Felipe Usila (México): jm quieh a he ma jyi
Chinanteco de Sochiapam (México): Jmáɨ¹ quioh²¹ Jú¹jma²
Quechua (Bolivia): Yachana Jatun Punchay
Nyungar (Australia): Nidja Kedela Boolala Moort Bibbul Djinanginy (this day lots of people/family are looking at paper/bark)
Estonian: Rahvusvaheline Kirjaoskuse Päev
Slideshare
September 8 is International Literacy Day from ron mader
Twitter Hashtags
#AlfabetizaciónDigital
Headlines
All I Know Is What’s on the Internet - Real Life Mag
#LILAC14 – behind the #hashtag - Teach Digital Literacy - @jonwhite82
Essay
Consider the development of the written word enabled the development of human culture.
We have computers, smartphones and wired wonders galore, but at a practical level digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in education, in health ... the list goes on and on.
Interacting and engaging between different platforms (or social web channels) challenges challenges us all.
digital
quizSocial Web Digital Literacy Quiz
Judge yourself. (1 point for each affirmative response)
...
Translating: A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. (Poster)
Spanish: Una persona que no leerá no tiene ninguna ventaja sobre quien no sabe leer.
Translating: Literacy
Literacy
Illiteracy
Digital Literacy
Digital Illiteracy
Spanish: La alfabetización
analfabetismo
Spanish: La alfabetización digital
analfabetismo digital
German: Die Alphabetisierung
German: Digitale Medienkompeteng
Estonian: Kirjaoskus
kirjaoskamatus
Estonian: Digitaalne kirjaoskus
digitaalne kirjaoskamatus
September 8 is International Literacy Day
UNESCO: Literacy
International Literacy Day - UNESCO
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/literacy
Hashtag: #LiteracyDay
Literacy Prizes
http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_international_literacy_prizes_2017_open_for_applicati/
https://twitter.com/unesco/status/869972356160245760
Two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are given to five laureates every year.
The first Prize is the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea, which awards two candidates with special attention to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
The second Prize is the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. It is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and awards three candidates, giving special consideration to literacy projects for adults, learners in rural areas, and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.
Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma, and US$20.000 for their project or programme. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are awarded at an official ceremony at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the International Literacy Day.
How to apply and nominate
Candidates should take into account this year’s theme - literacy in a digital world - and also consider the special focus of each Prize.
Applications should be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO through appropriate governments of Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO.
Each government or non-governmental organization can nominate up to three applications for the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, and up to two applications for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.
Deadlines
5 June 2017 for applications
14 June 2017 for nominations
More information: Find the full application and nomination guidelines and other relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes web page.
#LiteracyDay Q1: How do you translate International Literacy Day in other languages?
¿Cómo se traduce el Día Internacional de la Alfabetización en otros idiomas?
Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización
Chinanteco de San Felipe Usila (México): jm quieh a he ma jyi
Chinanteco de Sochiapam (México): Jmáɨ¹ quioh²¹ Jú¹jma²
Quechua (Bolivia): Yachana Jatun Punchay
Nyungar (Australia): Nidja Kedela Boolala Moort Bibbul Djinanginy (this day lots of people/family are looking at paper/bark)
Estonian: Rahvusvaheline Kirjaoskuse Päev
Slideshare
September 8 is International Literacy Day from ron mader
Twitter Hashtags
#AlfabetizaciónDigital
Headlines
All I Know Is What’s on the Internet - Real Life Mag
#LILAC14 – behind the #hashtag - Teach Digital Literacy - @jonwhite82
Essay
Consider the development of the written word enabled the development of human culture.
We have computers, smartphones and wired wonders galore, but at a practical level digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in education, in health ... the list goes on and on.
Interacting and engaging between different platforms (or social web channels) challenges challenges us all.

RoofDog
Are we digitally literate? = ¿Estámos alfabetizadas digitales?

          Alphabet Vector Font 13   
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          Apple vs. Google: акции какой компании лучше приобрести?   
Корпорация Тима Кука Apple стоит больше, чем любая другая компания на Уолл-стрит. На втором месте &ndash; компания Alphabet, которая владеет Google. Эти два технологических гиганта являются яростными конкурентами в мире мобильных телефонов, медиа и многом другом. Но акции какой компании лучше покупать? &nbsp; &nbsp;
          Акции технологического сектора США рухнули: Dow упал на 168 пунктов   
В четверг фондовые индексы США упали, так как резкое снижение стоимости акций технологического сектора затмило повышение в банковском секторе. Акции Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Apple и Alphabet упали в цене более чем на 1%. Стоимость акций Nvidia и Advanced Micro Devices также снизилась на 3.3% и 4.8% соответственно. &nbsp; &nbsp;
          6/30/2017: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Mammoth Google fine gives smaller shopping sites hope   
Google’s smaller rivals see a lifeline in the European Union’s decision to fine the Alphabet company €2.4 billion ($3.6bn) and order the search giant to remake its shopping service. Companies like British comparison-shopping website Foundem.co.uk...
          5200 Chords -Explained, Illustrated and Alphabetized   
The 5200 Chords catalogue was published in 1955 by Lewis Music Publishing. Co., Inc., New York. It contains 160 pages of data for Piano, Organ, Accordion and fretted Instruments. Extremely valuable for beginners and advanced players, arrangers and writers. The overall condition is very good albeit a bit of ageing has crept-in but nothing of major concern. A wonderful 'workhorse' for those associated with writing music, arrangements and the like. Genuine offer... Overseas Buyers: Please note that all items will be shipped using a 'tracked/signature' service. For a mailing cost to your country kindly enquire.
          [$13.99] Loudmouth Girls Z Sandal by AlphabetDeal   
The DAWGSGirlsZ sandal provides just the right amount of style, support, and comfort. DAWGS most popular sandal is a grabandgo slipon style but still offers arch support and shockabsorptionwhen walking. These comfortable sandals are open, airy and extremely lightweightgreat for traveling. They feature ultrathick soles and a...

          Kommentar zu Diese Bundestagsabgeordneten der Unionsfraktion votierten für die „Homo-Ehe“ von Brigitte   
https://www.bundestag.de/parlament/plenum/abstimmung/liste Dieser Liste können alle Namen der Abgeordneten in alphabetischer Reihenfolge (ohne Parteiangabe) entnommen werden.
          Neue Navigationssoftware fuer Project Loon - Alphabet   
Das Team von Project Loon hat eine neue, lernfähige Navigationssoftware entwickelt. Die ermöglicht es, Ballons über einer bestimmten Region zu gruppieren. Die Ballons sollen abgelegene Regionen der Welt mit schnellem Internet versorgen.
          Alphabet 2016 Q4 Earnings Call   
Googles Mutterkonzern Alphabet liegt beim Gewinn etwas unter den Prognosen. Doch der Umsatz kann stark wachsen.
          Project Wing - Alphabet   
Project Wing ist eine Abteilung von Alphabets Entwicklungslabor X. Ziel des Projekts ist es, die Auslieferung von Waren mit unbemannten Fluggeräten umzusetzen.
          Comment on Good Google GOOGL Breaks to New 52 Week High by Will Alphabet Inc New Highs Result In Another Price Collapse? - Investing Video & Audio Jay Taylor Media   
[...] Will Alphabet Inc New Highs Result In Another Price Collapse? April 25, 2017 by Contributor From Sean Brodrick: The last two times Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) pushed to a new high, its price [...]
          Bill Gates On His Five Favorite Books Of 2016   
Gates On Books: Bill Gates with his favorites from 2016. (Photo courtesy of GatesNotes.com) Since Bill Gates was a youngster, he's loved reading books. He read the whole set of his parents' World Book Encyclopedia --in alphabetical order -- as a kid. And much more. His parents ended up making a [...]
          Data Entry Associate - ExamWorks - Roseland, NJ   
Must be a qualified typist with a minimum of 40 W.P.M. The Data Entry Associate is responsible to gather, prepare and enter alphabetic and numeric data from...
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          5200 Chords -Explained, Illustrated and Alphabetized   
The 5200 Chords catalogue was published in 1955 by Lewis Music Publishing. Co., Inc., New York. It contains 160 pages of data for Piano, Organ, Accordion and fretted Instruments. Extremely valuable for beginners and advanced players, arrangers and writers. The overall condition is very good albeit a bit of ageing has crept-in but nothing of major concern. A wonderful 'workhorse' for those associated with writing music, arrangements and the like. Genuine offer... Overseas Buyers: Please note that all items will be shipped using a 'tracked/signature' service. For a mailing cost to your country kindly enquire.
          For sale - Wooden Rubber Stamps Alphabet Lot - $12   
Katy TX, United States
• Lot of wooden rubber stamps • Various letters of the alphabet • Missing the letter "J" • Great for crafts • The size of the rubber is 2cm x 2cm. The letters are 1 1/2cm tall.
ebay.com

          Poetry Friday: Emily Dickinson    


I just felt like a little bit of Emily today. 

Go here, to Poets.org, to read the five perfect lines of "To make a prairie."

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The Amazing Jama has the round up this week at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

          Poetry Friday: Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien   


Just look at that cover. 
Isn't it delightful? 
Now, open the book. 
(What? You don't have it? Go get it now! 
In the meantime, you can take a peek inside 
by visiting this post on Elaine's blog.) 

~~~~~

In Things to DoElaine Magliaro (the poet) and Catia Chien (the artist) have created a thing of beauty. The poems are whimsical, the illustrations are both simple and rich, and the combination makes for a thoroughly satisfying read-aloud experience.

Today I'm sharing one of my favorites from Things to Do, along with its gorgeous illustration:



Things to do if you are the Moon
by Elaine Magliaro

Live in the sky.
     Be bold...
         OR
     be shy.

Wax and wane 
     in your starry terrain.

Be a circle of light,
just a sliver of white,
         or hide in the shadows
         and vanish from sight.

Look like a pearl
          when you're brim-full
           and bright.

Hang in the darkness.

             Dazzle the night.

~~~~~

Things to Do was published by Chronicle Books in February. After reading about it on Jama's Alphabet Soup (how I love Jama and her Alphabet Soup!) I put it on my "must get" list. Then I was lucky enough to win the drawing Jama held. Huzzah! 

~~~~~

Irene Latham has the Poetry Friday round up this week at Live Your Poem.

And be sure to visit Jama Rattigan's 2017 National Poetry Month Kidlitosphere Events Roundup for a list of all the poetic goodness going around the blogosphere. 

          Google podporuje startupy některých bývalých zaměstnanců speciálním „tajným“ fondem   
Pokud jde o investice Googlu , respektive Alphabetu do jiných společností nebo startupů, jsou pro tyto účely připravené Google Ventures a Google Capital. K dispozici je i startupový inkubátor Area 120, který se zaměřuje na umělou inteligenci a reklamní technologie. [ArticleBox Google už oficiálně ...
           谷歌母公司:欧盟反垄断罚款将让我少赚27.4亿美元    
  IT之家7月1日消息 本周欧盟对谷歌开出重金罚单,处以24.2亿欧元(约合人民币186亿元),原因是操纵搜索结果、滥用市场垄断地位,谷歌母公司Alphabet股价当天应声下跌。而Alphabet周五晚间对外界表示,欧盟最近对公司开出的反垄断罚单,将让公司第二季度的净利润减少约27.....
          Meaning of the Hebrew name Noemi is gentle or beautiful   

Meaning of the Hebrew name Noemi is gentle or beautiful

Noemi means gentle or beautiful Local Origin of Name: Hebrew, French From the name Noemi Meaning: Gentle, Beautiful Emotional Spectrum .'Life was meant to enjoy', is the key emotion here. Personal Integrity .Friends know Noemi as a trusted acquaintance. Personality .With courage and determination, she will go a long way. Relationships .Many people will find her their best friend. Travel & Leisure .A trip of a lifetime is in her future. Career & Money .While no one can buy happiness, her hard work will pay off! Life's Opportunities .She must guard against deals that appear too-good-to-be-true Noemi's Lucky Numbers: 16.8 .47 .10 .24 .20

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          Meaning of the Russian name Tamar is palm tree   

Meaning of the Russian name Tamar is palm tree

Tamar Local Origin of Name: Hebrew/Israeli From the Hebrew name Tamar Meaning: 'Date palm' 2 Samuel 13:1 Emotional Spectrum .An unusually even temperament. Personal Integrity .Fidelity is Tamar's middle name. Personality .A people person, She is never far from a crowd. Relationships .The life of the party, Tamar feels comfortable in the spotlight. Travel & Leisure .She knows how to relax! Career & Money .Leadership skills emerge early in her. Life's Opportunities .With the support of many friends, she will go far. Tamar's Lucky Numbers: 43 .47 .49 .12 .3 .15 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Scandinavian Njal is Champion   

Meaning of the Scandinavian Njal is Champion

Local Origin of Name: Scandinavian From the name Njal Njal is First and Last name Meaning: Champion Emotional Spectrum • He bounces back from his adversity. Personal Integrity • He has a reverence for truth. Personality • He likes to relax and take life as it comes. Relationships • The model for a best friend. Travel & Leisure • While his career is important, his hobby takes front seat! Career & Money • A born actor, he will find Hollywood attractive! Life's Opportunities • His ambition will serve him well. " It's a wise parent who knows how to encourage a child's hidden talent. " Created By Firstnamestore.com Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Hebrew name Tzilla is defender   

Meaning of the Hebrew name Tzilla is defender

Local Origin of Name: Hebrew From the name Tzilla Meaning: Defender Emotional Spectrum • A smile gives you more face value. Personal Integrity • Her honor is well-known among her friends. Personality • It's hard to soar with eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys! Relationships • Her best friends take her as she is. Travel & Leisure • Can be packed and ready on a moment's notice! Career & Money • A career in business management would suit Tzilla. Life's Opportunities • A person of direction, she plans out her life. " The greatest truths are the simplest; and so are the greatest men. " Created By Firstnamestore.com Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Japanese name Mayumi is true bow   

Meaning of the Japanese name Mayumi is true bow

 

Local Origin of Name: Japanese From the name Mayumi

Meaning: True Bow Emotional Spectrum • You wouldn't want to be on the bad side of her. Personal Integrity • She would never endanger her honor. Personality • Loyalty and sincerity - dominating qualities. Relationships • Long term friendships come easily to her. Travel & Leisure • Can be packed and ready on a moment's notice! Career & Money • Leadership skills emerge early in Mayumi. Life's Opportunities • Helping others enriches her life. Mayumi's Lucky Numbers: 32 • 13 • 44 • 39 • 16 • 35 Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Chinese name Qudan is cliff   

Meaning of the Chinese name Qudan is cliff

Qudan name means cliff Local Origin of Name: Chinese  From the name Qudan Meaning: Cliff Emotional Spectrum .You can’t keep her down for long! Personal Integrity .Her integrity is her most precious possession. Personality .When she is not talking, she is laughing. Relationships .A few close friends are all she needs. Travel & Leisure .A trip of a lifetime is in her future. Career & Money .Self-taught skills will help Qudan. Life’s Opportunities .A lifetime of helping others is reward enough for Qudan.Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Qudan’s Lucky Numbers: 56 .54 .7 .23 .25 .26
          Meaning of the Scandinavian name Aren is eagle   

Meaning of the Scandinavian name Aren is eagle

Aren Local Origin of Name: Scandinavian/German From the Scandinavian name Aren Meaning: 'Eagle' or 'rule' Emotional Spectrum • An emotional bond with Aren is not taken lightly! Personal Integrity • His honor is well-known among his friends. Personality • All feel the effects of true courtesy. Relationships • His friends will stand with him through thick and thin. Travel & Leisure • Eat, drink and be merry - play hard! Career & Money • A career in business management would suit Aren. Life's Opportunities • Only he holds the key to his happiness. " A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. " Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the India name Rucha is vedic lyrics   

Meaning of the India name Rucha is vedic lyrics

Rucha name means Local Origin of Name: India, Hindu From the name Rucha Meaning: Vedic Lyrics Emotional Spectrum • A lot of positive energy that needs to be channeled. Personal Integrity • A personal search for truth is the hallmark of Rucha. Personality • A closed mouth catches no flies. Relationships • Long term friendships come easily to Rucha. Travel & Leisure • Always on the go, Rucha takes life in the fast lane. Career & Money • Not one to 'Keep up with the Jones'. Life's Opportunities • The right career is the key to financial success for her. " Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding. " Created By Firstnamestore.com Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the English name Berger is mountain dweller   

Meaning of the English name Berger is mountain dweller

Berger is first and last name Local Origin of Name: English From the French name Berger Meaning: 'Mountain dweller' or 'shepherd' Emotional Spectrum . His eyes betray his soul. Personal Integrity . His integrity is his most precious possession. Personality . Never a harsh word for anyone. Relationships . Long term friendships come easily to Berger. Travel & Leisure . Loves to travel, and it shows! Career & Money . Not one to 'Keep up with the Jones'. Life's Opportunities . A naturally intelligent person, academia is his playground. Berger's Lucky Numbers: 2 .22 . 33 . 30 . 36 . 4 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Latin name Gaia is Earth   

Meaning of the Latin name Gaia is Earth

Gaia Local Origin of Name: Latin From the name Gaia Meaning: Earth Emotional Spectrum . A quiet, babbling brook in the storm of life. Personal Integrity . Her integrity is her most precious possession. Personality . Mischievous personality and an independent spirit. Relationships . The romance department is key to her happiness. Travel & Leisure . Although she enjoys her home, far-away lands hold interest. Career & Money . A career in business management would suit Gaia. Life's Opportunities . If money can be made, Gaia will find a way to make it! Gaia's Lucky Numbers: 40 .24. 28 . 45 . 50 . 21. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Chane is India name means dependable or Plant   

Chane is India name means dependable or Plant

Local Origin of Name: African/India From the African name Chane Meaning: Weaving leaf, or Plant / Dependable Emotional Spectrum. Not easily pushed, he does have his limits. Personal Integrity. The makeup of him is moral greatness! Personality. He doesn't stay down for long. Relationships. New friends are Silver, but old friends are Gold. Travel & Leisure. A unique hobby will occupy his time. Career & Money. Not one to 'Keep up with the Jones'. Life's Opportunities. A mentor in the early years will help him achieve success. " We can better appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in darkness. " Created by Firstnamestore.com Name By Alphabet A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Gaelic female name Opfhlaith is Gold Princess   

Meaning of the Gaelic female name Opfhlaith is Gold Princess

Local Origin of Name: Gaelic From the name Opfhlaith Meaning: Gold princess Emotional Spectrum • A calm exterior, and yet... Personal Integrity • Her honor is well-known among her friends. Personality • A person who enjoys the present. Relationships • Many people will find her their best friend. Travel & Leisure • Winter sports are attractive to her. Career & Money • Opfhlaith knows how to balance career and family. Life's Opportunities • A naturally intelligent person, academia is her playground. Opfhlaith's Lucky Numbers: 49 • 51 • 25 • 20 • 2 • 36 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Korean Unisex name Seyoung is Life is forever   

Meaning of the Korean Unisex name Seyoung is Life is forever

Local Origin of Name: Korean From the name Seyoung, Youngse
世- lie or Time  永 -Forever
Meaning: Lifei is forever Emotional Spectrum • Quiet moments help balance this usually outgoing person. Personal Integrity • His honor is his best attribute. Personality • Enjoys life to the hilt. Relationships • The model for a best friend. Travel & Leisure • Born to travel! Career & Money • A career in law would suit Seyoung. Life's Opportunities • A naturally intelligent person, academia is his playground. Seyoung's Lucky Numbers: 26 • 49 • 37 • 74 • 1 • 80 Created by Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Ukrainian female name Oxana is Stranger   

Meaning of the Ukrainian female name Oxana is Stranger

Local Origin of Name: Ukrainian From the name Oxana. Variant name of Oksana Meaning: Stranger Emotional Spectrum • Able to vent her anger constructively. Personal Integrity • You would never make a mistake placing your faith in Oxana. Personality • Always happy, never bad, full of pep, and never sad. Relationships • While crowds are fun, she needs her alone time. Travel & Leisure • Likes to share her adventures. Career & Money • The right job for her is within her grasp. Life's Opportunities • Volunteer work with charities may be rewarding for her. Oxana's Lucky Numbers: 46 • 26 • 5 • 34 • 29 • 49 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Turkish name Ozge is different   

Meaning of the Turkish name Ozge is different

Local Origin of Name: Turkish From the name Ozge Meaning: Different or Other Emotional Spectrum • A happy face can hide the heart. Personal Integrity • Her honor is her best attribute. Personality • Life is never dull when she is around. Relationships • If people were more like Ozge, friends would come easily. Travel & Leisure • A lifetime of travel is her destiny. Career & Money • Should have been an actress! Life's Opportunities • No stranger to hard work, her efforts will be rewarded. Ozge's Lucky Numbers: 20 • 45 • 14 • 36 • 51 • 15 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Turkey Unisex name Ozgur is Free   

Meaning of the Turkey Unisex name Ozgur is Free

Local Origin of Name: Turkey From the name Ozgur Ozgur is First and Last name Meaning: Free. Unisex name Emotional Spectrum • Sometimes silly but never foolish! Personal Integrity • The stuff that Presidents are made of... Personality • A lover of life, too bad there are only 24 hours in a day! Relationships • While crowds are fun, she needs her alone time. Travel & Leisure • Likes primitive travel by day, but comfort at night! Career & Money • With the right help, she will choose the best career. Life's Opportunities • College is crucial to her success, more so than others! Ozgur's Lucky Numbers: 3 • 24 • 43 • 39 • 13 • 42 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Turkish female name Ozlem is yearning   

Meaning of the Turkish female name Ozlem

Local Origin of Name: Turkish From the name Ozlem Meaning: Yearning Emotional Spectrum • Sadness is soon overcome by joy with him. Personal Integrity • Her reputation for truth is well-known. Personality • Sunny skies make her disposition sunny! Relationships • A few close friends are all she needs. Travel & Leisure • Born to travel! Career & Money • While no one can buy happiness, her hard work will pay off! Life's Opportunities • 'Be Prepared', is Ozlem's motto! Ozlem's Lucky Numbers: 3 • 50 • 41 • 35 • 21 • 42 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Irish female name Ailbhe is white   

Meaning of the Irish female name Ailbhe is white

Ailbe Local Origin of Name: Irish From the Irish or Gaelic name. Variant name of  Ailbe Ailbe, Alby, Alva, Alvy, Elli, Elva, Elvy,Oilbhe.,Elvis; Meaning: White Emotional Spectrum • Her happiest times are with her loved ones. Personal Integrity • Nothing can buy her good name. Personality • Loyalty and sincerity - dominating qualities. Relationships • People like Ailbe because of her personality. Travel & Leisure • Adventuresome in spirit, always on the move. Career & Money • An extra measure of study will help this natural leader. Life's Opportunities • A lifetime of helping others is reward enough for Ailbe. " Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord. " Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
          Meaning of the Russian name Afon is River   

Meaning of the Russian name Afon is River

Local Origin of Name: Russian/Welsh From the Greek name Tanek Afon is First and Last name Meaning: Immortal or River Emotional Spectrum • Quiet moments help balance this usually outgoing person. Personal Integrity • His reputation for truth is well-known. Personality • He raises your spirit from low to high. Relationships • The romance department is key to his happiness. Travel & Leisure • Travel is best enjoyed with his friends. Career & Money • A mentor will guide him down his career path. Life's Opportunities • With the support of many friends, he will go far. " The house of the righteous contains great treasure. " Created By Firstnamestore.com Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Japanese children learn to write through rhythm   
How do we learn to write? A Japanese study looked at the development of writing skills in Japanese first-grade students, and revealed aspects of handwriting development that have been largely neglected in research carried out in Latin alphabet communities.
          Google penalizado con 2700 millones por la Comisión Europea   



Ya se estaba tardando un poco en aparecer la primer acción contra las prácticas anticompetitivas de Google y me llama la atención todo lo que se tardó. Dicho retraso probablemente condenó a muchas otras empresas que no pudieron competir contra quien posee no sólo el 80% de las búsquedas en internet sino el 80% del mercado telefónico que... obliga al uso de su buscador!

Pero por ahora es tan sólo con una de las características de Google Search y se trata de las sugerencias de shopping ya que Google pone en primera fila su propio sistema de calificación por sobre los demás abusando de su posición dominante.

La Comisión Europea consideró que había un claro abuso del cuasi monopolio de la firma y la condena en primera instancia a una multa de 2400 euros (2700 millones de dólares) y a retirar la funcionalidad en los próximos 90 días. Es más, aclara que es una conducta ilegal.

En el caso de no cumplir, a partir de esos 90 días, correrá una multa que equivale al 5% de las ganancias de Alphabet, la corporación que agrupa las empresas de Google, que serían unos 14 millones diarios aproximadamente.

Google, por su parte, dice que apelará la medida. El buscador fuerza sus propios reviews de productos y servicios desde 2008 en un lugar privilegiado de los resultados y esconde lo más abajo posible a sitios que tratan de competir de alguna forma. El público usualmente hace click en los primeros resultados por lo que el abuso era más que evidente. El argumento de Google es tal vez de los más endebles que le vi a la compañía.

Tengan en cuenta que esto es sólo para Shopping pero hay muchas otras áreas donde Google está haciendo exactamente lo mismo, privilegiando a unos por sobre otros principalmente si son servicios propios, con una cuota de mercado tan alta que ya debería ser declarado monopolio abiertamente. Desde lo personal creo que ya es hora de un split como el que se hizo con Standard Oil un siglo atrás (y también para Facebook y Amazon, claro)

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