Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017   

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Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A Renaissance pendant in the form of a pierced heart, decorated on both sides with enamel with a crystal compartment. Circa 1580. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Fouquet. Art Deco carved ivory brooch, studded with cabochon turquoise, calibre cut onyx and 18ct yellow gold, having a turquoise drop surmounted by a diamond. French, 1922-1923. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco emerald and diamond set bracelet. The central row on the bracelet is alternately set with a row of five French cuts and a marquise diamond, all within individual frames of rectangular cut emeralds. Mounted in platinum. By Oscar Heyman & Brothers. American, circa 1925. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco pendant set with diamonds and calibre set onyx, fully articulated and mounted in platinum. English, circa 1920. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Boucheron. An important peacock feather necklace by Boucheron with Royal Russian provenance. Set with a sapphire, emeralds and diamonds, the feather is detachable and may be worn as a brooch or hair ornament. Paris, 1883. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

Sandra Cronan Ltd. 16 Albermarle Street, Bartley Way, London, W1S 4HW , United Kingdom. T  +44 20 74 91 48 51 - E-mail enquiries@sandracronan.com Website http://www.sandracronan.com


          Modest (and affordable) swimsuits for women   

Modest Swimsuits for Women I follow a handful of fashion bloggers and every year I watch as they roll out their swimsuit suggestions for the upcoming summer season. And every year I am SHOCKED by what suits they are highlighting. It seems to me that they really haven’t looked at an actual American woman’s bodyKeep Reading

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          Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


          SYNC Audio Book Downloads: Week of June 29th   
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2016, 30 titles were given away over 15 weeks. Click the title below to access the download. June 29  – July 5 AMERICAN NIGHT: … Continue reading SYNC Audio Book Downloads: Week of June 29th
          ApartaEstudio en Arriendo en Medellin Centro Cod:3181   
680000
Aparta-estudio en edificio, con muy buena iluminación, con dos ambientes, con sala comedor, alcoba con closet, baño enchapado y cabinado en vidrio templado, cocina integral con acabados en mármol, barra americana, un closet adicional, zona de...
1 habitación 1 baño 35 m² 19.428 $/m² cocina equipada
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:04:17 +0200
          Aparta estudio Suramericana 880   
880000
Se renta aparta estudio en el sector de suramericana, cuenta con un área de 30 metros, tiene una alcoba, un closet, un baño, cocina integral mixta con red de gas, barra americana, zona de ropas, parqueadero privado para moto. Seguridad 12 horas...
1 habitación 1 baño 300 m² 2.933 $/m² garage cocina equipada
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:24:35 +0200
          Cod ABEV3482 Apartamento En Arriendo En Bogota La CallejaUsaquén   
1650000
Lindísimo aparta estudio muy iluminado con excelente ubicación Cuenta con una moderna cocina tipo americano sala comedor balcón baño social zona de lavandería independiente La habitación es en suite y tiene su walkin closet La propiedad se...
1 habitación 2 baños 49 m² 33.673 $/m² balcón
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:26:11 +0200
          Cali av 4n 47-06   
700000
Otros de 40m2, 1 habitaciones, 1 baños, ubicado en Valle de Cauca Cali. Aparta estudio en barrio la Flora, 2 piso, cuenta con pisos en cerámica, paredes totalmente estucadas y pintadas, cocina tipo Americano, zona de ropas con lavadero e...
1 habitación 1 baño 40 m² 17.500 $/m²
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:39:03 +0200
          Aparta estudio amoblado en Floridablanca   
2500000
Apartaestudio, esta ubicado en un sexto piso, el cual tiene cocina integral con barra americana, sala con sofá, ventana con vista, una habitación con camadoble, televisión, baño privado. Cuenta con todos los servicios, telefonía local, internet...
1 habitación 45 m² 55.555 $/m² elevador cable cocina equipada internet
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:09:22 +0200
          Apartaestudio En Arriendo/venta En Bogota Cedritos usaquén   
1400000
Excelente aparta estudio para estrenar, vista exterior, iluminación natural., 1 habitación con baño, 1 baño social, sala comedor, cocina integral, tipo americano, zona de lavandería, balcón, 1 garaje cubierto, deposito, pisos en madera laminada,...
1 habitación 2 baños 570 m² 2.456 $/m² garage terraza cocina equipada
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:18:59 +0200
          Arrendo Hermoso Apart Los Pinos Leer Des   
850000
acogedor apartamento,cocina integral con barra americana,patio cerrado solo 1 baño recién remodelando, piso cerámica 2 habitaciones pero la sala se puede utilizar como habitación 2 closet, muy cerca a todo a la vuelta queda la plaza de la...
3 habitaciones 1 baño 57 m² 14.912 $/m² garage
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:14:46 +0200
          Caregivers, Home Health Aides & Certified Nursing Assistants - CareGivers America - Pennsylvania   
CareGivers America is NOW hiring: Passionate, Dedicated, and Conscientious Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides & Direct Care Workers for Non
From CareGivers America - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:50:18 GMT - View all Pennsylvania jobs
          Senior Analyst - Residual Values - Porsche Cars North America - Atlanta, GA   
Monitor other key data pursuant to wholesale values, such as trends in Black Book, Automotive Lease Guide (ALG), Manheim raw auction data and Manheim Used...
From Porsche - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:15:15 GMT - View all Atlanta, GA jobs
          American Horror Story: Staffel 7 verzichtet auf prominente Darstellerin   
Fans warten sehnsüchtig auf die 7. Staffel der US-Serie American Horror Story (AHS). Ob die Produktion bereits begonnen hat, verraten wir euch im Folgenden. Nun werden Stimmen laut, dass die neuen Episoden auf einen ihrer Darsteller verzichten müssen. Um wen es sich dabei handelt, verraten wir euch in unserem AHS-Special. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter TV-Serie / Webserie, American Horror Story (Serie).

          Can't modified form-urlencoded response using FiddlerScript   

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Regards, Ruslan.


          Commentary: Truly honoring our veterans   

Imagine a scenario in which a candidate for U.S. Senate urges people to boycott the largest city in his or her state. That’s what retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness, who twice lost races for the Senate, did last week by suggesting in a radio interview that American veterans avoid New Orleans in response to the removal of four Confederate-
era statues.

Speaking on the syndicated Lars Larson Show, Maness said veterans should stay away from New Orleans, including those set to attend the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) 118th annual convention here next month.…
          Screening, panel July 1 talk about black women's maternal mortality crisis   

To coincide with this weekend's Essence Festival, Black Mamas Matter Alliance and Planned Parenthood Federation of America host a screening of the documentary The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery Saturday.

The Fusion-produced film documents the rising maternal mortality rate for black women and babies, often attributed to problems with access to health care for women of color and systemic inequities in the greater health care system.…
          Health care reform: First, do no harm   

Louisiana’s Republican U.S. Sens. John Neely Kennedy and Bill Cassidy soon must decide how they want to be remembered by future generations: as partisan hacks who put their party ahead of their constituents, or as courageous independents who sought to end America’s bitter political divide.

That’s what’s at stake when the two men vote on the GOP’s latest health care reform bill.…
          Trump commission asking for state voter information, Louisiana still reviewing   

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office received a letter June 28 from President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for voter names, addresses, party affiliation, dates of birth, the last four digits of social security numbers, and voter history since 2006. The letter from commission Vice Chair Kris Kobach was sent to all 50 states to identify policies that “enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of federal election processes.” The information will be made publicly available.

Meg Casper Sunstrom, Press Secretary for Louisiana's Secretary of State, told Gambit June 29 that the office had not yet reviewed the letter with staff and attorneys.

          Webasto Roof Systems Americas CFO Philipp Schramm, PhD, Recognized as 2017 Workforce Game Changer   

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workforce magazine awarded Dr. Philipp Schramm, CFO, VP of Human Resources and IT for Webasto Roof Systems Americas, the 2017 Workforce Game Changers award for workplace leadership. Webasto is the market leader for sunroofs, panorama...



          Se vende - departamento en venta playa del carmen en residencia... - $ 275 000   

Playa del Carmen ROO, México
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          Senior Manager, EndoTherapy Training - Olympus Corp of the Americas - Ontario   
Ability to move beyond traditional ways of doing things, finds and champions new solutions to existing problems is desired....
From Olympus - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:07:21 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now on Sale for 2017 Holiday Season   

By Rikki Niblett

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting being able to book Candlelight Processional dining packages, guess what? You can now book these packages! So what exactly is Candlelight Processional? It’s an incredible moving show that takes place during the holiday season in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Candlelight Processional includes a celebrity narrator, […]

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          Huge Show June 30 Full Show   
Huge talks about the holiday weekend and up and coming sports in America
          Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) Stake Raised by Bank of America Corp DE - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) Stake Raised by Bank of America Corp DE
The Cerbat Gem
Energizer Holdings logo Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 28.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund ...

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          United Airlines Offering Immigrants Special Flights That Circle U.S. Awaiting Gaps In Travel Ban   

CHICAGO—In response to the executive order restricting entry to the United States from six majority-Muslim nations, United Airlines announced Friday that the carrier will offer immigrants and refugees special flights that continuously circle the country until gaps in the travel ban allow them to land. “We’re excited to offer numerous daily flights from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan to a perpetual holding pattern above the Atlantic Ocean, where international travelers can enjoy a relaxing journey while waiting for a federal court to temporarily suspend the ban,” said United spokesman Karen Jennings, adding that customers attempting to flee their war-torn native countries or just visit their American relatives will be offered onboard meals and a wide array of in-flight entertainment options throughout the voyage up and down the eastern coastline, which may last anywhere from one week to several years depending on the specific terms of the ...


          Ayudante de Cocina   
Barbara Hegnauer A. - La Reina, Región Metropolitana - Importante restaurant, franquicia americana, requiere contratar para su local de La Reina a los mejores Ayudantes de Cocina....
          FDR3729 17 Intelligence Agencies Did Not Say Russia Hacked Election    
After the New York Times issued a retraction to the often repeated claim that 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies claim that the Russian government "Hacked The Election" - the Russia narrative is dead. New York Times Retraction: "A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump's deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year's presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/us/politics/trumps-deflections-and-denials-on-russia-frustrate-even-his-allies.htmlYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
          Edition 1470   
Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.
          Tell Us Which Project You ♥ the Most   
hero Popsicle Pool Party

Release the fireworks! A long weekend of American celebration is upon us! But before we grab our stars, stripes and fun summer foods, we are sharing this week's top projects from our project gallery. Check out a modern take on Disney (for twins!), a big boy room all about garbage trucks (with none of the garbage!) and two summer parties that scream "It's summertime!" [...]


          Brandon Vogt with Larry Schweikart "P.I. Guide to the American Revolution"   
Brandon Vogt with Larry Schweikart "P.I. Guide to the American Revolution" https://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-American-Revolution-Guides/dp/1621576256/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1498858155&sr=8-3&keywords=larry+schweikart
          Brandon Vogt with Jack Posobiec "Citizens for Trump"   
Brandon Vogt with Jack Posobiec "Citizens for Trump" https://www.amazon.com/Citizens-Trump-Peoples-Movement-America/dp/154693653X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498857754&sr=8-1&keywords=citizens+for+trump
          Brandon Vogt with Mark Bowden "Hue 1968"   
Brandon Vogt with Mark Bowden "Hue 1968" https://www.amazon.com/Hue-1968-Turning-American-Vietnam/dp/0802127002/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498857835&sr=8-1&keywords=hue+1968
          CHAPEL TO REMAIN UNCHANGED WHILE ECU REVIEWS REQUEST   
Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel
Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel

 East Central University announced it is immediately withdrawing its efforts to remove religious icons from the historic Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The action was in response to a recent letter from the Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State letter to the state university. 
“We moved too quickly,” said Katricia Pierson, ECU president. “We regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve.”
Pierson said initially the university removed some items to show support for all cultures and religious beliefs. The chapel is used for various religions, student clubs and events.
“This requires a more thoughtful and deliberate approach to the request,” Pierson said. “That will be our next step.”
Pierson said the university will immediately begin convening a committee of students, faculty and community members who represent a diversity of viewpoints to study the issue.
“I commend ECU for reviewing the policies, and taking the time to thoughtfully consider the impacts on everyone in the university and Ada community,” says Senator Greg McCortney.
“ECU is committed to diversity and welcomes different perspectives. This is an opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue,” adds Pierson.  “ECU will not take further action until the committee has had ample time to discuss and establish policies or guidelines for religious expressions in the art, history, architecture, study and areas of worship on campus.”
“Any further actions will be taken after our conversations with the committee and our valued community of students, faculty, alumni and Ada citizens,” Pierson said.

For Immediate Release: 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Contact: Brian Johnson or Amy Ford

580-559-5650


          193 Big Mark for America Confederate Monuments Part 1 30 Jun 2017   
The first in a series on the controversy over Confederate monuments. In this podcast, I tell you where I'm coming from.
          192 Big Mark for America Back to Podcasts; Trump 30 Jun 2017   
After 6 months, starting back with podcasts. I briefly discuss why I did not support Trump during the election, but why I generally support him now.
          ‘I don’t feel safe’: African American man quits job after finding noose at work   
Preview An African American man in Louisiana quit his job after management dismissed his concerns over finding a noose strung up near his break area.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Debt & childcare costs drive US fertility to historic low    
Preview The US fertility rate has edged down to a record low, as young Americans choose to postpone or not have children. The US has seen a steady decline in fertility since the 2007 economic recession.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          June 30, 2017 - Americans are having fewer Babies. Good!   
Pat discusses a finding that Americans are having fewer babies. Many researchers are concerned about this, but Pat says, it's a good thing! Take a listen!
          U2's East Rutherford #2 setlist, 29/06/17   

It was the penultimate night of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017's first leg, and tonight's concert in East Rutherford was also the last doubleheader in the United States this tour.

The setlist was largely identical to last night. Bad was performed for the ninth concert in succession; the last time it reached a streak this long was all the way back on the Zooropa leg of the ZooTV Tour when it was done 17 concerts in a row from 18 July 1993 in Bologna to 28 August 1993 in Dublin. Prior to this it was rare for the song to miss a concert at all. During Trip, Bono went on an extended reminiscence of when Edge and Larry briefly toured with an Irish country band called the Drifting Cowboys during U2's formative period, and advice they received from a band member to leave rock music for country.

The set changes came in the encore. Mysterious Ways was performed for the second time this tour after missing four concerts. The previous performance was on 18 June 2017 in Philadelphia where it replaced Ultraviolet. This time Ultraviolet remained in the set, coming directly after Mysterious Ways and retaining the Luminous Icons visuals. One closed the night. On a sidenote, it is worth pointing out that every two tours the band change the way they play Mysterious Ways. On ZooTV and PopMart it was done with a piano introduction which was dropped on subsequent tours. Elevation and Vertigo featured the song as on the Achtung Baby album, but retaining the Edge's slide solo from earlier tours. On 360 and I+E the slide solo was dropped from the performance, and now on The Joshua Tree 2017 it has reverted to the Elevation/Vertigo style.

The full set was as follows:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad / America (snippet)
  4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared

  16. encore(s):
  17. Miss Sarajevo / The New Colossus (snippet)
  18. Beautiful Day / People Have The Power (snippet)
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / Rock 'N' Roll Nigger (snippet)
  21. Mysterious Ways
  22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  23. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
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          Wapa TV anuncia fecha y hora de estreno de varias series   
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          Venus Williams involved in fatal car crash in Florida   
Preview American tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a car crash which resulted in the death of an elderly passenger in another vehicle in Florida.
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          ‘Forcing us to give up Russian gas to sell own is unacceptable’ – German FM blasts US sanctions bill   
Preview A US bill threatening to sanction European companies taking part in construction of a Russian pipeline is seen as unacceptable in Berlin, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, especially if it actually aims to push America’s own gas exports.
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          United States wants to sell coal to coal-rich Ukraine   
Preview President Donald Trump has vowed to unleash the 'vast energy wealth' of the United States. He wants to sell American coal to Ukraine, which faces a shortage as military conflict tears its coal-rich Donbass region apart.
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          Low-cost phone & internet federal programs waste millions – report   
Preview The federally-funded program Lifeline is designed for low-income Americans, but now it’s under fire for practices that allegedly include massive waste of taxpayer money. The FCC has expressed its intent to fix the issues in response.
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          Mike Huether's Budget Plan Appropriately Cautious But Lacks Vision [OPINION]   
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          Toast the 4th of July with American Beer   
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          Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017    

Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO 30/06/2017 


       Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017 - Horário: 19:15h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV e Premiere PFC - Série B - 


Em crise, o Paysandu abre os portões do Estádio da Curuzu, para recebe o Luverdense, jogo válido pela 11ª rodada da Série B, o confronto marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), vai ter transmissão ao vivo pelos canais SporTV e Premiere PFC. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Classificação: O Papão da Curuzu, que já esteve na liderança, está rodada após rodada rumo abaixo na tabela de classificação, vem na décima quarta posição, com 12 pontos, já são seis jogos sem vencer - 4 derrotas e 2 empates - na última rodada perdeu para o CRB por 2x1. Em caso de mais uma derrota, vai acabar a rodada na zona de rebaixamento, isso porque o adversário de hoje, vice-lanterna, tem só um ponto a menos, e dois time da degola tem a mesma pontuação do time paraense.

O Luverdense somou até aqui 11 pontos, vem de derrota para o América-MG por 3x0, antes dessa derrota estava até vindo bem, vinha de duas vitórias e dois empates.

Estreia: O Paysandu mudou o comando do time, hoje vai estrear Marquinhos Santos.

Desfalques: Para o jogo de hoje o técnico não poderá contar com o lateral Peri e o volante Wesley, este último encerrou o contrato com o clube, acabou o tempo

Desfalques no Luverdense: O técnico Júnior Rocha,  terá desfalques quatro desfalques importantes, o  goleiro Diogo Silva, o lateral Aderlan, o zagueiro Pablo e o volante Ricardo .

Rádios - Ouvir Paysandu x Luverdense ao vivo online

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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FICHA TÉCNICA
PAYSANDU x LUVERDENSE

Local: Estádio da Curuzu, em Belém (PA)
Data: 30 de junho de 2017, sexta-feira
Horário: 19h15 (Brasília)
Árbitro: Jean Pierre Gonçalves Lima (RS)
Assistentes: Lucio Beiersdorf Flor (RS) e André da Silva Bitencourt (RS)

PAYSANDU: Emerson; Ayrton, Perema, Fernando Lombardi e William Simões; Augusto Recife, Ricardo Capanema, Jhonnatan e Diogo Oliveira; Bérgson e Marcão
Técnico: Marquinhos Santos

LUVERDENSE: Gabriel Leite; Gabriel Passos, Willian, Neguete e Paulinho; Diego Lorenzi, Marcos Aurélio e Moacir; Léo Cereja, Rafael Ratão e Rafael Silva
Técnico: Júnior Rocha


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          Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


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


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

Rádios - Ouvir Fluminense x Universidad Católica ao vivo online

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Segundo Tempo:
09:00' -GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

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

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


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

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

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

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



Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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FICHA TÉCNICA
FLUMINENSE-BRA X UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO-EQU

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

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

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


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          Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica AO VIVO - Tempo Real - Placar   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Copa Sul-Americana


Logo mais tem bola rolando, no Maracanã, para este duelo válido pela partida de ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana. O Fluminense, que vem melhorando no Brasileirão, espera ter uma campanha melhor do que fez na primeira fase. O duelo foi marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília). A transmissão ao vivo será pelos canais SporTV - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

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Horário do jogo: 21:45h (Brasília )
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Atualizações - Gols:
Fluminense:
26:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE Gol de Henrique Dourado


28:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

Gol de Richarlison!

40:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

Gol de Henrique Dourado!

00900' - Segundo  tempo  - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
E QUE GOLAÇO DE WENDEL!!!

Universidad Católica :
00:00' - Primeiro tempo -

00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 



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SporTV - 21:45h ( Brasília )


Assistir Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  Hoje o primeiro compromisso válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana será no Maracanã, os times voltam a se encontrar no próximo mês, dia 27, no Estádio Olímpico Atahualpa. O duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhoresomentos.

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          Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


    Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 19:15h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV - Copa Sul-Americana


Logo mais tem bola rolando, no Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, para este duelo válido pelo jogo  de ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o confronto com transmissão ao vivo para o Brasil somente pelo canal SporTV, está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília ). Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Empenho: Apesar de jogar ao lado de sua torcida, onde não costuma perder, o técnico Gilson Kleina não quer ser surpreendido, ele pediu ao jogadores o máximo de empenho para começar com o pé direito rumo às oitavas de final, o jogo de volta está marcado para dia 26 de julho, no Paraguai.

O técnico da Macaca falou sobre o jogo:
“Queremos, de alguma forma, ter algum tipo de vantagem. Primeira situação é não tomar gol. Conversamos com os atletas, em momento algum tem que achar que não é uma equipe forte. Eles têm jogadores experientes, têm linhas defensivas próximas, marcam forte. Temos de ter o espírito da Sul-Americana”

Time quase completo: Kleina deve promover apenas duas mudanças no time que perdeu para o Palmeiras na última rodada do Brasileirão, uma delas é a entrada de Fernandinho, primeiro jogo com a camisa da Macaca.  A outra mudança será o atacante Claudinho no lugar de Lucca, que foi expulso na primeira fase e vai cumprir  suspensão.

Rádios - Ouvir Ponte Preta x Sol de América ao vivo online

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Primeiro Tempo:
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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
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 Gols - Resultado
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FICHA TÉCNICA
PONTE PRETA X SOL DE AMÉRICA-PAR

Local: Estádio Moisés Lucareli, em Campinas-SP
Data: 29 de junho de 2017, quinta-feira
Hora: 19h15, de Brasília
Árbitro: José Argote (Venezuela)
Assistentes: Não Divulgado

PONTE PRETA: Aranha, Nino Paraíba, Marllon, Rodrigo e Fernandinho; Fernando Bob, Elton e Renato Cajá; Claudinho, Lins e Emerson Sheik
Técnico: Gilson Kleina

SOL DE AMÉRICA: Agustín Silva; Aldo Olmedo, Víctor Velázquez, Víctor Hugo Mareco, Gustavo Velázquez; Tomás Rojas (Adrián Vargas), Richard Franco, Claudio Vargas, David Mendieta (Walter Araújo); Rodrigo Ruíz Díaz (Isaac Díaz), Martín Giménez
Técnico: Fernando Ortiz

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          Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


SporTV - 19:15h ( Brasília )


Ponte Preta x Sol de América  AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  O Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, em Campinas, vai ser o palco deste encontro válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana. O duelo está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

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          Simon Cowell saves sword-fighting dog and trainer in AGT   

None of the judges on America's Got Talent thought that this dog-trainer and sword-fighter had any talent. Except for, ironically, Simon Cowell, who personally appealed to the judges on the contestant's behalf.

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          Disneyland Resort prepares to Celebrate America this 4th of July Weekend   

If you’re planning to be in Southern California this Fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s not too late to add a visit to the Disneyland Resort to celebrate America’s independence. Most of us think of fireworks and those are pretty spectacular, as this video from Disneyland highlights But there are...

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          Comment on Keith Darrell: Shattering Hearts of Stone by Take ‘Em To School! |   
[…] evangelist preaching at university campuses all over America. I have written him up once before here, and now I am doing so again to encourage you to subscribe to his YouTube channel. Keith is taking […]
          Comment on Christians And The Law Of God by jonahmb   
I am glad you stumbled across my posts on this topic. Rushdoony's book is wonderful, but yes, it is quite meaty. Here is a link to an introductory book on the discussion of God's Law and Christians to get your toes wet! http://store.americanvision.org/collections/joel-mcdurmon/products/the-bounds-of-love-an-introduction-to-gods-law-of-liberty I hope this helps!
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          Comentário em Kathy Griffin – o João Quadros americano foi longe demais por JC   
Deixem-nos andar, pois eles demonstram à evidência que a esquerda é trauliteira, intolerante e mal formada. A esquerda americana vive em permanente guerra civil, há anos a promover a violência através dos Black Live Matters e outros grupos extremistas, de mãos dadas com os media e os actores de Hollywood e os globalistas capitalistas esquerda caviar tipo George Soros que os financiam . A CNN passa 80% da sua programação com comentadores e convidados a denegrir o presidente, mais parecendo a estação oficial da Coreia do Norte. Há muito que perderam a vergonha. Vamos ver se conseguem derrubar o Trump ( ou matá-lo como juram ) ou se o Trump consegue drenar o esgoto.
          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
(father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
(son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber


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Date: 

Jul 18 2017 - 7:00pm

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artwork by Deedee (Dorothy) Schwartz
 
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Date: 

Jul 21 2017 - 12:00pm

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Full track list: ‘Ghost Dialogues’ – MSV 28572
Robert Gibson: Fall (trumpet/piano)
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Kevin McKee: Song for a Friend (trumpet/piano)

sneak preview of "Fall" for trumpet and piano:

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excerpt - Chris Gekker (trumpet) release date July 21, 2017 divineartrecords.com

 


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          US TV hosts issue smackdown to Trump   
THE hosts of US breakfast show Morning Joe claimed on Friday that top White House staffers had warned that the National Enquirer planned to run a negative piece about them unless they begged US President Donald Trump to get the story spiked.
          Schoolyard split melts hearts   
THE story of the two schoolyard sweethearts has melted hearts as photos of the moment they were forced to split went viral.
          Cartel monster jailed after dismembering girl, six   
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          ‘Crazy’ sinkhole swallows car   
JORDAN Westerberg and his fiancee thought they’d scored the best park on the block as they left their car for the gym on Thursday morning.
          JOH invita a demás países a una unión aduanera   

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

San José, Costa Rica.

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

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

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

Invitación.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nueva etapa.

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

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


          GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) | Re: Weaken Revision: The American Revolution arose partly   
boiled down to A and E, but I picked E => Image
Now I realize that "any" and "at least" are traps.
E talks about some democracy still has suppress on dissent.
A talks about no suppress on dissent while no protection against dictator. => A is correct

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Within the past 48 hours, I’ve been shaken to the core. The first shock was when I heard ‘Whatever Brown’ had  WON Ted Kennedy’s seat from the once proud state of Massachusetts, thus basically KILLING any chance of meaningful Health Care Reform ~ a state BTW that LOVES their own Universal Health Care. Then other […]
          ‘Pants on the Ground’   
I’m a Brother <g>, and I have NEVER understood why my Young Brothers wear their ‘Pants on the Ground’! NEVER. Well, anyway <g>. An “American Idol’ Contestant ~ and former Civil Rights soldier ~ did this ‘rap’ before Simon & Company; and apparently its an internet HIT!! Frickin’ ‘Pants On The Ground’, my Black Ass.    […]
          Ahmad estrena pack de dos de sus deliciosas variedades más una taza   

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No es sorpresa que nos gusta el té. Actualmente es la bebida preferida para distraerse del frío y también compartirla en familia. Así lo avala un estudio latinoamericano, que sitúa a nuestro país como el principal consumidor de té en la región.  

Ahmad Tea, con más de 70 años de tradición inglesa, es la marca preferida de té en todo el mundo, debido a que se somete a los más rigurosos controles de calidad y a los mejores catadores de Inglaterra, los que seleccionan las hojas de té más finas y frescas, cumpliendo con

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           David added 'The Best American Short Stories 2005'    
The Best American Short Stories 2005 by Michael Chabon David gave 5 stars to The Best American Short Stories 2005 (Paperback) by Michael Chabon
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           Priyanka Chopra finds Michael Kors an absolute gentleman    
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who met American fashion designer Michael Kors at an awards ceremony, says he is an absolute gentleman. Priyanka has shared a photograph of herself along with the designer from the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. Dear NYC, are you ready for this tonight? with Michael Kors for 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, Priyanka tweeted on Tuesday. The Bajirao Mastani actress later shared another photograph from the event, where she is seen sporting an all-black dress and Kors in an all-black suit. Thank you for a lovely evening Michael Kors. You&#39;re an absolute gentleman,
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          Critican a Nordstrom por vender pantalones vaqueros a $425   
La pieza de ropa tiene una "capa como pasta de barro" para representar "ropa de trabajo duro al estilo americano".
          LatAm Viva: Commodities forever   

 

Forget the glitzy wedding of footballing giant Leonel Messi this weekend. The big event in Argentina this week has already happened: the Financial Times Commodities Americas Summit 2017in Buenos Aires.

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          On assignment: Advocacy support worker   
Angélica Rincón Alonso and Jenny Neme of MCC partner Justapaz and Anna Vogt

Name: Anna Vogt

Hometown: Dawson City, Yukon (Mennonite Church of Canada)

Assignment: To encourage and build bridges for advocacy on issues that affect the Latin American and Caribbean countries where MCC works.


          What Happens When The Heroin Epidemic Hits Small Town America?   
Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. The state of West Virginia's indigent burial fund, which helps with funerals for those who can't afford one, has run out of money for six straight years. One reason, writer Margaret Talbot says, is that the state has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. For a recent piece in The New Yorker, Talbot spent time in the eastern panhandle of the state, where opioid addiction is widespread and overdose is so commonplace it seems everyone, including kids, knows what one looks like. Talbot spoke with addicts and their loved ones, emergency responders and professionals and volunteers trying to do something about the problem. Margaret Talbot has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003, and she's the author of a book about her father, the actor Lyle Talbot, called "The Entertainer." Her recent piece about opioids in
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To augment my new column in Taki’s Magazine exploring a new trove of Class Porn income data on college students and their parents who write the tuition checks, here are the top 50 Rich Kid Colleges in America, ranked by median income reported by the parents to the IRS when their kids were in college around 2000 […]
          Which college has the richest graduates? The richest parents?   
Everybody always wants to know how much people who attend different colleges earn, but nobody had the real numbers before. From my new column in Taki’s Magazine: What’s the worst college in America in terms of taking in kids from rich families and turning out young adults who, despite all their privileges, still won’t earn […]
          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                       rutina de porras :)





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

DIVISIONES

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

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


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


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

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


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

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

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

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

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

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

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

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

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

Articulos Deportivos

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

Pelotas Deportivas

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

Deportes

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

Articulos Varios

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

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

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

Resistencia

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

Fortaleza

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

Flexibilidad

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

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.
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          Entering Contest of Champions: Punisher 2099   

Bullets and blades blast and slice across Battlerealm as Jake Gallows, the Punisher of 2099, brute forces his way into “Marvel Contest of Champions” as the game’s 100th character.

We talked to Kabam Art Director Gabriel Frizzera and Character Designer Simon Cameron about what makes this particular Punisher tick like a time bomb.

Marvel.com: I gotta ask, how much effort does it take for The Collector to reach through the past and future to snatch up a specimen?

Gabriel Frizzera: The Punisher 2099 was captured in the original batch of Champions for The Contest. But it wasn’t necessary for Collector to reach through time, since Jake Gallows had travelled back to the 21st century to execute Carnage, as part of an initiative by the future Hydra regime to punish criminals in different timelines. They’re very proactive at the Secret Empire— they won’t let small things like the space-time continuum get in the way of their punishment!

Marvel.com: And what makes Jake Gallows so special that he gets to fight it out in The Contest?

Gabriel Frizzera: Gallows was one of the characters Marvel allowed us to redesign for the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS comic book, and appeared briefly in the last issue—before being quickly dispatched by Frank Castle. We had plans to put him in the game for a while, and when the opportunity to do a Secret Empire tie-in came about, we decided to have him as the villain. Turns out he’s also our 100th playable character, so it worked out great that he’s one of our original designs!

Marvel.com: 100 characters is a super cool milestone, and outside of Angela, this may be my favorite looking combatant in “Contest of Champions.” Seriously, this Punisher looks absolutely awesome! What can you tell us about his design?

Gabriel Frizzera: We are fond of his ‘90s garish outfit and gadgets, but we wanted to push him to look more like a “futuristic shock-police on steroids.” The central piece of the design is the chest skull made of knives and guns—which teleport into his hands; not a second to spare in the future. His whole arsenal is white to contrast with the black and red suit, but also to speak to the nature of 2099’s technology: all weapons would be freshly formed and reconfigured on the spot by nanotechnology. His original concept had way more weapons—like mag-blades on his arms and an electro-baton—and a tactical helmet, which ended up having to be cut for memory reasons. But we kept his bad-ass disintegrating gun and “Grenazers”!

Marvel.com: Aside from his bad ass new look, what sets him apart from Frank Castle?

Gabriel Frizzera: We joke in the office that Jake Gallows makes Frank Castle look like a soft-hearted hippie! We had a lot of fun writing the contrast between the two, the same way other writers love to contrast Frank Castle among more “straight” heroes like Captain America. In the story, when placed between Jake Gallows’ and Steve Rogers’ radically different views of justice, Frank Castle is forced to admit he might be a bit closer to Cap than the fanatic Punisher 2099. It was fun for me to write dialogue where Gallows calls Castle a “half-measure,” the same way Castle called Matt Murdock [“Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix]. That shows how far Punisher 2099 has strayed into villainous territory.

Marvel.com: Tell me a little about Punisher 2099’s abilities…

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 gets much of his strength from his Nano-Tech, which is powered by the Nano-Tech Battery. This charge builds over time, and his Special 1 gives him an Overcharge Passive effect, giving him additional Nano-Tech charge for a few seconds. This charge is spent by a number of automatically triggered effects—things like: Triggering a Heal Block on an Opponent when they trigger a Regeneration Buff, Draining the Charge to Regenerate Punisher 2099 if his Health drops below a threshold, or adding a Stun effect to his Heavy Attack. He also enters an Overdrive mode if his Charge reaches 100%. This drains his Charge over time, but grants him additional Attack, and reduces the amount of Power his Opponent gains when they’re struck by Punisher’s attacks.

Marvel.com: And what’s Retribution 2099 all about?

Simon Cameron: Retribution 2099 is Punisher’s Signature Ability. It lets him start the fight with his Nano-Tech Battery partially charged; it also adds a new automatically triggered effect to spend his Nano-Tech Charge on. This ability triggers when his opponent hits full power, draining a small amount of it, and power locking them for a couple seconds. It’s a little like a Special 3 get out of jail free card.

Marvel.com: And when can we hope to bring the Punisher’s weapon mastery to bear on the bad guys?

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 opens fire on The Contest June 29!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com and @MarvelGames on Twitter for more “Marvel Contest of Champions” news and interviews!


          Follow the History of Spider-Man Pt. 9   

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

The X-Men’s Iceman clashed with Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, but after realizing his mistake, joined forces with our hero to put the kibosh on Sam Bullit, a crooked politician wooing Gwen Stacy following the death of her father. Spidey stood alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at a charity event in AVENGERS #85, but when Gwen announced a permanent move to London in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #93, he tried to drown his sorrows in a rematch with The Prowler.

After a bout with The Beetle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #94, and making up his mind to fly to London to bring Gwen back, Peter Parker changed to his alter-ego in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #95 to put down some British criminals. Back home again in CAPTAIN AMERICA #137, the Web-Slinger held off an attack by The Falcon, then teamed with the high-flying hero and Captain America versus Stone Face in CAPTAIN AMERICA #138.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

  • Published: January 10, 1971
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Gil Kane
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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Peter took a job with Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #96, but the business tycoon allowed the pressures in his head to explode and reawaken his other self, The Green Goblin. He battled Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #97, while unbeknownst to the two combatants, Norman’s son and Peter’s friend Harry fell under the spell of a drug dealer. The Wall Crawler crashed the pusher’s party in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #98, and made Norman see the light of reason by forcing him to face his son’s pill problem.

Spider-Man helped out Daredevil in a fracas with Namor the Sub-Mariner in DAREDEVIL #77, then broke up a prison riot in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #99. Later, weary of his role as a super hero, Peter concocted a potion to be rid of his spider-powers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100, but instead gave himself an extra four arms. Now sporting as many limbs as an actual spider, the young hero stumbled into the path of Morbius the Living Vampire in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101, and felt immense relief when his friend Dr. Curt Connors cured him of his multiple arms in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #102.

Desiring nothing more than a chance to get away from it all, Peter flew with Gwen and his boss J. Jonah Jameson to the Savage Land in search of a legendary monster in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #103. When they found the creature, it took the timely intervention of Ka-Zar to unstick them from the web they’d fallen into.


          Comment on Keith Urban to return for American Idol reboot? by Goley   
PLEASE !!! Bring back KEITH URBAN. Keith was one of the best judges Idol has ever had. PLEASE !!!
          First 4 Figures: Crash Bandicoot 9″ PVC in preordine   
In occasione dell’uscita di “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy“, rimasterizzazione dei primi tre videogiochi di Crash Bandicoot, First 4 Figures apre i preordini per la... Leggi tutto
          THURSDAY: Psych rockers Boogarins w/ Vanity Plates and Numbtongue   


Psych-rock band Boogarins hail from Goiânia, Brazil, but guitarist Benke Ferraz says they travel 72, yes precisely 72, percent of the time.

The quartet considers Austin to be their American home away from home, having performed a whopping 30 shows there within the past three years. more…


          Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   


This morning, someone told the President of the United States that cable news hosts said some things about him and he responded by calling one of them "low I.Q. Crazy" and the other "Psycho," and said he turned them both away from his palatial beachfront resort estate over New Year's.

The president was apparently responding to hearing criticism second-hand by MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of 'poorly rated' "Morning Joe." To cap off the hot take, Trump even mentioned 'low I.Q. Crazy' Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" in the 8:58 a.m. tweet.

The hosts were apparently poking fun at a report this week that Trump has several faked Time magazine covers hanging in properties he owns just before the tweets.

After Trump released his morning affirmation, both of South Carolina's U.S. senators responded:

Lindsey Graham called the president's words 'beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics.'
[embed-1]Tim Scott took no issue with the content of the president's criticism, but urged him not to be distracted from health care and tax reform.[embed-2]


          New York City chef Jonathan Wu visits Charleston for collabs with Xiao Bao Biscuit and Butcher & Bee   


Sure, hot dogs and burgers are quintessential Independence Day eats, but after a weekend of cookouts, you'll probably be craving something a little more inventive.

NYC chef Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu will be joining chef Chelsey Conrad of Butcher & Bee next Monday (July 3) and chef Joshua Walker of Xiao Bao Biscuit next Wednesday (July 5) for Chinese-American inspired collabs.

Bronx born Chinese-American Wu reimagines dishes from pre Cultural Revolution Shanghai in his chic Lower East Side space, like dates filled with shredded duck confit dipped in buttermilk batter. Wu, who spent years training in classic French kitchens Per Se and Le Bernardin, uses this experience, along with his upbringing, to craft his menu. more…


          America's Worst Humans   
Andrew Cuomo.
          Minnesota Has 6 Of The Best 'Beach Towns' In America   
When you think of a “beach town”, what comes to mind? I’ll be honest, Minnesota doesn’t immediately cross my mind, mainly because I think of a random small town along an ocean coast. I think of states like California, New Jersey, or Florida... Continue reading…
          Analysis: "Bad" foreign firms drive U.S. manufacturing jobs revival   

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

SPARTANBURG/CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative.

Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows that out of 656,000 new manufacturing jobs created between 2010 and 2014, two thirds can be attributed to foreign direct investment.

More recent jobs numbers are not yet available, but over $700 billion in foreign capital has poured in over the last two years bringing total foreign investment to $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016, a world record. (Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sWkzTB)

Now foreign companies that have spent billions of dollars on U.S. factories and local leaders who host them worry that global supply networks that back those investments will fray if Trump makes good on his pledge to roll back trade liberalization.

The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and slap higher tariffs on nations that run trade surpluses with the United States, such as Germany or China. The administration is also discussing tighter immigration rules and more security screening of investment.

The tough message helped sway swing northeastern and Midwestern Rust Belt states Trump's way in the 2016 election, but puts him at odds with companies and local leaders in the south, which has driven the recent growth in manufacturing jobs.

The southern states have voted for Trump, but have also spent decades wooing foreign companies with flexible labor laws, financial incentives and investment in ports, roads and other infrastructure.

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

The courtship has spawned new auto plants from Kentucky to Georgia, and a new Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.

Few places highlight the gap between Trump's rhetoric and local aspirations better than Spartanburg in South Carolina.

German carmaker BMW has invested here $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican and Trump supporter, credits the German automaker for putting his state on the global investment map.

"The presence of this company changed everything in the trajectory of our state," McMaster said on Monday at an event unveiling BMW's newest X3 sports utility vehicle.

Its Chief Executive Harald Krueger said the carmaker would invest additional $600 million in Spartanburg over the next four years, adding 1,000 jobs to the 9,000-strong workforce, and spend further $200 million on employee training and education.

But the poster child of South Carolina's success also doubles as a whipping boy. In January, BMW's plans to build a plant in Mexico drew Trump's ire and last month the U.S. president was quoted as saying Germany was "very bad" on trade and selling too many cars in the United States.

And even as the company highlights its contribution to the U.S. economy and the benefits of free trade, it is hedging its bets by preparing for a possible protectionist backlash.

Outside of the spotlight, BMW is retooling factories in South Africa and China to build volume models like the X3 SUV, reducing its dependence on Spartanburg.

“We have a big footprint here, and we are flexible enough," Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters. "We will build the X3 not only in Spartanburg, we will split it into South Africa and then to China, so we will have some flexibility to produce cars somewhere else,” he said.

“If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”

The Trump administration has said it welcomes foreign investment and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who spoke at an opening of a new Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> plant in South Carolina, said such projects showed that "America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow.”

The southern U.S. states owe much of their success to coastal port authorities and cities that have invested heavily to make their channels and docks fit for shipments to and from China and Mexico.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who has often clashed with Trump, said protectionism would undermine those accomplishments and hurt American workers.

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

"Negotiate a trade agreement with Europe, modernize NAFTA, don't tear it up," Graham told Reuters at the BMW factory. "We're going in the wrong direction. We need more trade agreements, not less."

Graham noted how low-cost competition from China and Mexico destroyed South Carolina's once thriving textile industry and how the state reinvented itself as a manufacturing hub, bringing the likes of BMW or French tire maker Michelin .

The now humming port city of Charleston has a similar story to tell. When a major navy base shut down in the 1990s wiping out 20,000 jobs, local officials worked to bring foreign manufacturers, which now employ around 10,000 in the three counties around the city and more is set to come.

Mercedes-Benz, part of Daimler AG , is adding 1,300 jobs so it can make its Sprinter van here rather than merely assemble it with imported parts, which also means more business for local suppliers.

Up the road, Volvo Car Group, part of Chinese conglomerate Geely, is due to open its first North American plant next year with a target workforce of 2,000.

Local development officials expect more jobs and investment to come, but worry that some steps discussed by the Trump administration could have a chilling effect.

Claire Gibbons, director of global marketing at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, said the proposed new tariffs, tougher immigration rules and stricter reviews of foreign investment projects would amount to a "doomsday scenario" for the region.

"This is an education opportunity for us all, for the people making the decisions that don't understand the ramifications."

(1 euro = $1.1350)

(Additional reporting by Edward Taylor in Munich. Editing by David Chance and Tomasz Janowski)


          Debut Trailer for Justin Chon’s Sundance-Winning Drama GOOK   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXVeH1lDjkendofvid [starttext]GOOK is a drama film written and directed by Justin Chon (Man Up). It stars Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Sang Chon, Curtiss Cook Jr., and Ben Munoz. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the NEXT Auidence Award. Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe

          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          W. Ming's Artist Monique Rollins Selected by The Beijing American Center to Present Her Solo Exhibition   
NewswireToday (newswire) - 2015/08/24 Beijing, China - W. Ming's artist Monique Rollins has been selected by the Beijing American Center to present her solo exhibition "Beijing Memory, Nostalgia Paintings". The exhibition will be on view from August 28 through November 30
          6/30/2017: CAVEAT: Flying high in Trump’s America   

Diarmuid Hogan and his wife, Mairead, moved to the US for two years. That was back in 2003. Fourteen years later they are happily settled in Westport, Connecticut, with their two young sons. Hogan (49) is chief financial and operating officer for the...
          Re: Video: The Steelyard Wal-Mart, the Worst Wal-Mart in America   
I have shopped at this Walmart many times and never had any problems. For it to be the worst in America is just ridiculous.
Posted by Joy McCoy
          VAM Art, Inc. Announces Confluence 2014 - An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art   
NewswireToday (newswire) - 2014/10/13 Metuchen, NJ United States - The show, titled Confluence-2014, will include the works of established and emerging artists displaying different modes and styles of expressions - VamArtInc.com
          Re: Video: The Steelyard Wal-Mart, the Worst Wal-Mart in America   
Back in 2005 a group of Cleveland bloggers banned together and created No Cleveland Walmart [thewritingonthewalDOTnet/?m=200505] to stop the building of the Steelyard Commons Walmart.

We failed.

From the ashes of that project, however, came The Writing On The Wal [thewritingonthewalDOTnet/] which carried on the fight.

Jeff Hess
The Writing On The Wal
Have Coffee Will Write
Posted by Jeff Hess
          Re: Video: The Steelyard Wal-Mart, the Worst Wal-Mart in America   
Only I shop at is Strongville or Avon Lake Walmart....Steelyard really never has much in stock..I won't go spastic on them like other's but it sorta is kinda ghetto even for it being in Cleveland. Ghetto= floors dirty (sticky), register belts coroded with who knows, and clothes have stains on them.
Posted by Jessi33
          Re: Video: The Steelyard Wal-Mart, the Worst Wal-Mart in America   
Had one terrible experience with management never went back I saw this coming!
Posted by Shirelle Shauntae
          Re: Video: The Steelyard Wal-Mart, the Worst Wal-Mart in America   
Should have left J & L there instead.
Posted by Mark Richardson
          America’s Best Fourth Of July Parades   
A preview of five of America's best Fourth of July parades
          GTA Online recibe los contenidos por el Día de la Independencia de EE. UU.    
Los añadidos incluyen armas patrióticas.

Hace unos días os comentábamos la posibilidad de que GTA Online recibiera nuevos contenidos con motivo de la celebración de un nuevo evento por el Día de la Independencia de EE. UU. dentro del juego.

4 de Julio en GTA Online


Ahora se ha confirmado que el evento tendrá lugar, pues los contenidos ya están disponibles dentro de la faceta multijugador del videojuego desarrollado por Rockstar Games para consolas y PC.


Los contenidos para celebrar la fiesta de los norteamericanos están vinculados a Tráfico de Armas, el último gran descargable lanzado para GTA Online, e incluyen armas con skins especiales y otros extras.

Previo pago de dinero virtual, los jugadores pueden conseguir tanto armas personalizadas con barras y estrellas como elementos de personalización para nuestra base de operaciones central en el nuevo descargable.

Los precios varían en función de los accesorios y los diseños, pero te adelantamos que vas a necesitar desembolsar entre 100.000 y 200.000 dólares de moneda del juego para ser un verdadero patriota.

Los nuevos contenidos también incorporan el supercoche Dewbauchee Vagner y la variante Asalto al Alba para el Modo Adversario.

GTA Online recibe los contenidos por el Día de la Independencia de EE. UU.

GTA Online recibe los contenidos por el Día de la Independencia de EE. UU.

GTA Online recibe los contenidos por el Día de la Independencia de EE. UU.
          Re: Diehl Family in Adams County   
Hello Karon,

I wonder if the info you're seeking would be available from a reference librarian at the Library of Congress or any of the other libraries listed on the WorldCat site as having a copy of this book (http://www.worldcat.org/title/diehl-deal-dill-dale-families-...).

From the snippets that can be seen by searching the book at https://books.google.com/, it seems that the only mention of a “Johann Peter Diehl” is on page 22, where ancestry in Germany is the headline topic, and the mentions of New Oxford are later in the book.

Best wishes for your search,
Lora

          Diehl Family in Adams County   
Any one have the book Diehl-Deal-Dill-Dale Families of America Vol 1 by Harry A Diehl 1989 and willing to look my Diehl family?

Am looking for Johan Peter Diehl born 1761 died 1839 ran a Mill in New Oxford. Would love to know his genealogy if it's in the above book going back as far as possible.

Thanking you ahead of time for any and all help. Can not find this book in print any where and Mr. Diehl has now passed away.
Sincerely
Karon Dunifin
          The Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined Our Nation   
America has survived five major crashes of the stock exchange – though each one left scars. Scott Nations joins us to detail the first in 1907, the most recent in 2010, as well as the ones in between. Plus, we’ll talk about what we learned from these disasters. His new book is called “A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns that Defined a Nation” (William Morrow).  
          Re: Picking / Bicking in Adams & York Cos.   
Thanks for the information, I had previously found some of this. Have been trying to locate what ship he came to America on. I will keep searching for Caspar Bicking.
          Arch Enemy: : Launch Pre-Order For New Album, "Will To Power", Out September 8    
Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned full force ahead as they prepare to release their forthcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records. Co-produced by guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, "Will To Power" was sent to Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band. Pre-order's begin today which includes the album as a digital download or offered on one of the below formats via Century Media Records worldwide (excluding Japan). - Standard Jewelcase CD - Limited Edition Digipak CD (including poster & sticker set), - Gatefold Black LP with 12 page LP Booklet & CD - Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Gatefold Black LP w/ booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7" LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards. "Will To Power" will also be offered in several exclusive variants throughout the world. NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVES: - Gatefold Golden Black Marbled LP w/ Booklet & CD, 500 copies - Gatefold Neon Yellow LP w/ Booklet + CD, 500 copies (N. American Band Exclusive) - Gatefold White LP w/ Booklet , 300 copies (Indie Store Exclusive) Reserve yours now! http://willtopower.centurymedia.com "Will To Power" Track List 1. Set Flame To The Night 2. The Race 3. Blood In The Water 4. The World Is Yours 5. The Eagle Flies Alone 6. Reason To Believe 7. Murder Scene 8. First Day In Hell 9. Saturnine 10. Dreams Of Retribution 11. My Shadow And I 12. A Fight I Must Win
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          Oficializaron la entrega de rutas aéreas a Fly bondi (Página 12)   


Un negocio que ya empieza a carretear

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

          What the Senate's Obamacare Replacement would mean for Mental-Health Treatment (Pacific Standard)   

By Francie Diep

June 26, 2017

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When Obamacare repeal was but a twinkle in Republicans' eyes, Pacific

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          Jared Leto talks “A Day in the Life of America” film project   
Leto and his bandmates are asking fans from all over America and around the world to send in footage on the Fourth of July.
          Running a Presidential Campaign with Immutable Infrastructure: Michael Fisher at QCon NY   

At QCon New York 2017 Michael Fisher presented “Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure” and discussed the implementation and challenges of provisioning infrastructure for the Hillary for America (HFA) campaign that ran during the 2015-2016 US regional and national elections.

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          #HarvardIOPPoll: Analyzing Harvard’s Fall 2015 Poll of Young Americans   
An exclusive look at the Harvard Public Opinion Project's poll of young Americans, from Donald Trump to ISIS and from climate change to the 2016 election.
          Apartment 11 heads off to boarding school   

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The Montreal prodco is partnering with Discovery Networks Latin America, Cirque du Soleil and TVO to create a scripted series set in a boarding school for circus performers.

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          Re: One wolf's journey from survivor to star, and what her death says about our appetite for the wild   
yes, it was a GREAT article....but isn't it a SHAME that we "humans" and "AMERICANS" have to slaughter to (1) be the big man and (2) Bring it to OUR attention!!!!!!!!!! What a disgusting display of "humanity"!!!!!!!!!!
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          Re: The Montana Family Foundation wants to see your kid's bathroom pass. You should wonder why.   
What is truly troubling, and I offer our president as an example, is that some percentage of Americans reading this dont get the irony. And, I would suggest that the vast majority of groups who self-define as being Family Foundation are in fact, not.
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          For sale - 1974 amc Matador! 53,000 miles, collectors plates! - $3,750   

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          For sale - 1939 Dodge D13 Deluxe American Classic in Newmarket,... - $14,500   

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          Walgreens & Rite Aid – Who Wins?   
Walgreens scraped one deal in favor of another Thursday, and in doing so will create the largest drug store chain in the United States, with over 10,000 locations and a store within 5 miles of the vast majority of Americans.
          Center’s alarming findings on safety issues at nuclear labs drawing wide attention via The Center for Public Integrity   
‘Nuclear Negligence’ series highlighted by media outlets nationwide In the summer of 2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory presented a happy self-portrait to the public. The lab’s news releases bragged of promotions, awards, pacts with neighboring Native American tribes and great feats of science that spilled from the design of the nation’s nuclear weapons. But that […]
          The Best Ways To Raise Your Credit Scores   
The American dream is one so that any person can do anything they want if they try hard enough and apply themselves. While repairing credit may not be the typical idea of the American dream, it too can be done, if you try hard enough and apply the tips you learn in this article.B …
          El Salón Equino de Agroexpo estará en Gran Carpa Américas Corferias   

Este año, la mejor vitrina agropecuaria de la región, Agroexpo, realizará el Salón Equino en la Carpa Américas Corferias donde participarán más de 700 caballos entre los que se destacan los de Tiro Pesado que estarán del 13 al 16 de julio; los Pura Sangre y un Show de Chalanería el 18 y 19; y

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          Weech and Takazawa to present research at BAI 2017   

Associate Professor Terry Weech and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa will discuss their research on the economics of information at the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), which will be held July 4-6 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is an annual meeting for scholars in the business and information disciplines.

Weech and Takazawa will present their paper, "iSchools and Business Schools, Potential to Collaborate on Business and Information Research." In their talk, they will examine the potential contributions of collaboration between schools of information and business schools that have an interest in the impact and utilization of information in the business context. They will also present their plan for establishing a basis for collaboration between business schools and schools in the iSchools organization.
 
Takazawa's doctoral research seeks to understand how information search and seeking activities facilitate spontaneous collaborative work. The topics in her research area lie at the intersection of information behavior, learning, and self-organization. Her dissertation examines the case of a humanitarian aid group that emerged on social media platforms in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
 
Weech's research interests include the areas of reference services and sources, government information, library administration, library cooperation and networks, library use instruction, and economics of information. His teaching experience includes appointments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emporia State University (Kansas); University of Iowa, Iowa City; and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. At the iSchool, Weech teaches the Economics of Information course (IS 549). He has been active in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and he has been involved in the administration of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award reception at the ALA Midwinter meeting for nearly twenty years. Weech received his MS and PhD degrees in library and information science from the iSchool at Illinois.


          TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 26, 2017   
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          6/30/2017: Sport: “Topmatch in Amerikaans kader”   

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          Giving birth in America is more dangerous than you think   
The mortality rate for American mothers has more than doubled in the past 25 years. Kelly Wallace explains why.

          Servant Leadership Trumps Politics as Usual   

SEATTLE – Although the outspoken chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks has dabbled in big issues before—his well-intentioned but quickly abandoned “Race Together” initiative had baristas writing racial harmony messages on cups—Howard Schultz is not running for president.

“Despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray,” the chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks said in an op-ed in The New York Times. “I’m not done serving at Starbucks. Although we have built an iconic brand while providing even part-time employees with access to health care, free college education and stock options, there is more we can do as a public company to demonstrate responsible leadership.”

But the fact that Schultz is not running … yet … doesn’t mean he has no opinion on what’s wrong with Washington and how a great leader should operate.

“We cannot afford more false promises, slogans, theatrics and fool’s gold,” he wrote. “Our nation has been profoundly damaged by a lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more. We have become too desensitized to the horrendous metrics that define today’s America, from student-loan debt to food-stamp dependency to the size of our prison population.”

He continued, “The values of servant leadership—putting others first and leading from the heart—need to emerge from every corner of American life, including the business community.

“While Americans have diverse views in what they want from Washington, I reject the notion that our divided and dysfunctional government is merely a reflection of what the political class calls the red-blue divide. Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing.

“Our country is in desperate need of servant leaders, of men and women willing to kneel and embrace those who are not like them. Everyone seeking the presidency professes great love for our nation. But I ask myself, how can you be a genuine public servant if you belittle your fellow citizens and freeze out people who hold differing views?”

He concluded with a provocative challenge: “Our country deserves a candidate courageous enough to select a member of the other party as a running mate. Our country deserves a president humble enough to see leadership not as an entitlement but as a privilege."

Click here to read the complete New York Times op-ed.

And following on Shultz’s lead, as we head into the next presidential election cycle, what insights can politicians glean from the convenience-store, retail and restaurant industries? Send your ideas and comments to Greg Lindenberg, editor of CSP Daily News, at glindenberg@winsightmedia.com.


          Don Lemon: Trump is an embarrassment   
CNN's Don Lemon skewered Donald Trump's tweets about the 'Morning Joe' co-hosts, calling them "gross and disgusting" and saying his actions show he doesn't care about America or the presidential office.

          Prostitutes: Senate health care bill will devastate us   
Adding a voice to the chorus against the Republican-led American Health Care Act is a group not usually heard on protest frontlines: prostitutes.

          Reform Roundup: June 30th, 2017   

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote reform vision. This week, Congressman Don Beyer introduced the Fair Representation Act (FRA), H.R. 3057.

  • Congressman Don Beyer wrote for The Washington Post about needing to change how we elect the House of Representatives. “Applied nationally, we would have more moderate Democrats from districts leaning Republican, and vice versa, creating a type of politician — now nearly extinct — known as a ‘bridge builder.’ Many members would share constituents with members of the other major party, creating incentives to work together on legislation affecting the district.”

  • Anita Earls wrote for The Nation about how the Fair Representation Act would put an end to gerrymandering and improve representation for communities of color. “There is a way forward. If we want to stop gerrymandering, and move beyond constant litigation over how lines are drawn, we must rethink the way we do districting itself. That’s why the Fair Representation Act creates such an exciting path forward. In states like Texas, for example, where black and Latino populations live close together, those communities are often pitted against each other for the one majority-minority seat. A multi-winner district, and a genuine multi-racial slate, would decrease tension between racial minorities, while increasing their voice.”

  • FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie and Board Chair Krist Novoselic spoke to Pedro Echevarria of the Washington Journal C-SPAN about FairVote’s 25th Anniversary year and the introduction of the Fair Representation Act. “With multi-member districts, you don’t need to receive 50% of the vote, which is what you do when you’re just electing one person like president. You can lower that share to whatever is proportionate to the number of seats, so if you have 5 seats it will take about a 5th of the vote. And by doing that, it opens up every single corner of every single state to meaningful engagement and participation and representation. One party would not sweep all of the seats anywhere.” 

  • The American Prospect reported on the Fair Representation Act and its potential to end Congressional Dysfunction. "The bill would not only institute nonpartisan redistricting commissions and a new voting system designed to create a proportionally representational Congress, but also aims to dramatically reduce the number of safe seats for each party and eliminate the unopposed re-election of representatives. In 2014, 31 congressional representatives were re-elected unopposed."

  • Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and David De la Fuente of ThirdWay wrote in U.S. News & World Report about why voters need the Fair Representation Act. “If policymakers don’t offer solutions to fix our electoral system and restore faith that our representative democracy is working the way it should, voters will continue to react with anger and deliver wave elections where they “throw the bums out” every other year. As we’ve seen over the past few election cycles, these reactive waves make it even harder to govern, further contributing to the cycle of frustration that led to them in the first place.”

  • The Alexandria News reports on the introduction of the Fair Representation Act, introduced by Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia’s 8th district. “The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to improving congressional elections in American history,” said Rob Richie, the executive director of FairVote. “It creates an impartial, national standard that gets at the core of FairVote’s mission: Giving voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.”

 

 


          Postcard From Australia: Where Some See Souvenirs and Slang, a Race-in-America Reporter Sees Stereotypes   
On location with John Eligon for the filming of an eye-opening documentary. Plus an exclusive video exchange with Aboriginal journalist Stan Grant.
          The Interpreter: Canada’s Comedy, the Voice of a Polite Nation, Rises in the Trump Era   
Political humor, “one of our national pastimes,” is a way of pushing back against America’s dominance. Its changes offer a lens into how Canada is changing, too.
          1/72 North American Mustang IV Gift/Starter Set   
1/72 North American Mustang IV Gift/Starter SetThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. (This set includes paints, brush & poly cement)

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The North American P51 Mustang is viewed as one of the iconic American fighters of the Second World War. Designed to an RAF specification, the Mustang was transformed once the Rolls Royce Merlin engine was installed. Its long range and excellent firepower made it a superb escort fighter, able to protect the bombers all the way to Berlin and back. After the war, the P51 saw service in Korea and was used by some air arms up until the early 1980s.

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          Part Time Teller - Vista Gardens - Capital One - Bowie, MD   
Prince Georges-Vista Gardens (17779), United States of America, Bowie, Maryland At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company
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          Dormant Bleeding Heart Plants – How To Plant A Bare Root Bleeding Heart   
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer An old-fashioned favorite of many gardeners, the bleeding heart is a reliable, easy-to-grow perennial for zones 3-9. Native to Japan, bleeding heart has gone in and out of popularity for hundreds of years throughout Asia, Europe and America. With newer flower color, foliage textures and reblooming varieties widely available, it is once again a popular addition to partially shaded gardens. Thanks to the World Wide Web, getting your hands on the latest trending variety of bleeding heart is easier than ever. However, gardeners who are used to purchasing growing plants at nurseries or garden centers might get quite a shock when the bleeding heart plant they ordered online arrives as a bare root plant. Continue reading to learn how to plant a bare root bleeding heart. Dormant Bleeding Heart Plants Online nurseries and mail order catalogs usually sell bare root bleeding heart plants. While bleeding

          Poor People Don’t Need Blue Cross Insurance, They Only Need True Cross Insurance   

As the Senate prepares to repeal ObamaCare and insure 22 million people don’t ‘run up the bill’ trying to take care of their ‘ailments’, America is in a unique position to remind poor people of the nation of one simple fact:  you don’t need Medicaid, Medicare or even Blue Cross, you only need True Cross. The science is simple:  prayer is a more powerful and affordable health insurance for poor people than any commercial insurance plans in the market place. […]

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          Solar Trade Case, With Trump as Arbiter, Could Upend Market   
American panel makers say below-cost sales by Chinese companies are ruining business. If tariffs result, installers and homeowners may suffer instead.
          Chagigah Press Release   
Changes at Chagigah as WERS announces plans to expand the popular Sunday morning American Jewish music program. For 37 years, Chagigah has been a staple... Read More
          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

Since the early days of physical culture, modern man has been searching for the elusive ''Fountain of Youth''. The promise of radiant health, enduring strength and a Herculean physique has drawn millions on this quest for physical perfection.

Through the early decades of bodybuilding, the forefathers of physical culture established basic guidelines for the muscle enthusiast to follow. Natural foods, resistance training, plenty of rest, and a positive outlook in life were the primary ingredients for achieving ones goals. The demand for knowledge on 'how to' reach the stars would result in millions of booklets being sold by mail order, while magazine stands and bookshelves were continually restocked with the latest 'muscle building secrets'. Tons of steel and exercise equipment would find its way into the homes of thousands of Americans all across our nation. Health clubs and iron gyms would sprout up in local neighborhoods and towns, while physique competitions were held to determine whom the best in the land was. The strong roots of physical culture were taking grip in our society, and the mighty oak of bodybuilding would soon branch out through every city in America.

A new 'way of life' became a reality for many as the 'body beautiful' movement swung into high gear. For decades the much traveled road to muscledom kept its promise, then by the mid-60's what seemed pure and natural took a wrong turn setting the course of modern bodybuilding down a dead end. The introduction of anabolic steroids into the sport of bodybuilding would usher in a new era of super sized and equally strong muscular physiques that would attract millions of young men with a desire to achieve the same naturally unattainable goals.

Along with the growth of the sport, the physiques continued to become bigger and more vascular as bodybuilders experimented with 'stacking' the latest in designer muscle enhancing pharmaceuticals. Magazine and ticket sales were at a peak and bodybuilding competitions were seen regularly on network TV. The popularity of the sport was soaring high. Then, what could have been mostly prevented by not promoting and rewarding individuals whose physiques were chemically altered became a reality as the widespread use of drugs in the sport became relevant.

Words such as steroids, cycling, and growth hormones became common place in our gyms, and juicing no longer meant enjoying your favorite health drink. Reports of bodybuilders on dialysis and with heart ailments became a frequent occurrence while the eventual death of several competitive pros hit home hard. What had been a dark cloud in a sport with such great potential turned into a storm that spread its vast shadow on a culture that once shined.

Organizations dedicated to natural bodybuilding and a healthy lifestyle would soon respond to the call for a return to the ideals set forth by the forefathers of physical culture. Physique promoters throughout the land created natural bodybuilding competitions so athletes could compete on a level playing field without running the risk of ruining their health. Publications featuring natural bodybuilders began to spread the gospel of healthy living through proper nutrition and exercise. The televised media developed new bodybuilding and fitness programs to inspire future generations of natural iron pumpers. And as the age of cyber space came upon us, the Internet became a resource of concepts and opinions for bodybuilders to learn and express their views with other physique artist throughout the World. The new millennium is here and those dedicated to physical culture have begun to prevail as the radiant beacon of light from the torch of natural living begins to shine through the storm.

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          China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency   

China’s Ambassador to Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi. Photo: Reuters

China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico as it faces uncertainty over its trade deals with the US. Qiu Xiaoqi, China’s ambassador to Mexico, said China was willing to discuss a free-trade agreement, although no discussions had been held so far, Xinhua said. Qiu was speaking at an academic event in Mexico City. “If we negotiate a free-trade agreement, this will greatly favour trade exchanges between our two countries. There is no difficulty from China’s side,” he said. “Mexico is China’s second-largest trading partner in Latin America and China is Mexico’s second-largest trading partner in the world. This is a highly important relationship and we have great interest in deepening and broadening these ties.” Mexico is keen to cut its economic reliance on the US out of concern that access to its top trade partner may be restricted by the policies of US President Donald Trump, who has pledged to protect US jobs from going outside the country. China and Mexico have been strengthening ties since late last year as the US has stepped back from...
          Russia vs. America in Syria   
The Internet has been buzzing with reactions to the latest Stratfor report about how a military confrontation between Russia and the United States would play out. I did not find the full text, I suppose it is behind a Stratfor paywall or for subscribers only (and, frankly, I have better use for my time and...
          Economist on "CNN producer: "American voters are stupid as sh*t.""   

CNN = Candidly Negative Nastiness.


          Economist on "CNN producer: "American voters are stupid as sh*t.""   

Finally they are telling the truth?


          MV Agusta Brutale 800 America Debuts for USA   

Ahead of the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca, MV Agusta is releasing a special limited edition machine for the American market. Called the MV Agusta Brutale 800 America, only 50 examples of this red/white/blue street bike will be made, one for each state of the union. As the name […]

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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



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


          Project Veritas’ 3rd CNN Video-CNN Producer Regarding Trump- “He’s Just F**ing Crazy”   
CNN Lies

Project Veritas latest video from the American Pravda: CNN series exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN’s New Day attacking President Donald Trump and admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias. When asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial, Carr plainly responded, “In theory.” He then continued to talk about CNN’s views on […]

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          Comment on Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are right that it ties in to the fundamental issue of whether the PTO has jurisdiction to reexamine the validity of an issued patent. But, one of the bases for the decision of the Supreme Court in McCormick Harvesting that the government could not cancel the claims in an issued patent was because the government did not even have standing in a court of law to seek cancellation for invalidity -- referring to cases involving land patents and not, for some reason, to US v. American Bell that it decided earlier in that same year. (And this is a puzzle.) Chicken and the egg.
          B.J. Foster Snapshot   
The No 1 safety prospect in America announced his intentions to play for the Texas Longhorns on June 5th, 2017. Checking in from Angleton (Texas) B.J. Foster will no doubt end up as a five-star prospect.
          Comment on Does the PTO have a Right to Intervene in IPR Appeals? by Guest   
Ned, you're defining this at one very narrow level. The level that I think the court would define this as is that the PTO is adverse to the patent owner in challenging the lawfulness of the agency's action, in an appeal where a victory would mandate the agency to perform certain actions. As Martin indicated, it would be stunning for the Court to hold that the agency does not have the right to defend the lawfulness/correctness of its own action. The government always has the right to do so. American Bell is a case arising out of a very different procedural posture, and those procedural differences are key. That case talks about when and how the government can sue in a district court to invalidate a patent. That's not the situation we have here. Here, there is a statute that gives the government the agency to perform an action (in this case, invalidating patents). Assuming for the sake of argument that this is constitutional, the question then is whether, once that agency acts, does it have the right to defend its own actions in court (only in the most narrow sense is it about validity). You view this as a very narrow inquiry, but I don't think the standing inquiry is quite so narrow as you view it.
          Représentant/te Bilingue Service à la Clientèle - American Standard Brands - Mississauga, ON   
Le Groupe LIXIL Water Technology est un chef de file dans le domaine des installations de plomberie, avec des ventes annuelles d'environ 5 milliards de dollars...
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          How To Improve Aging? Hack It   
The Senior Planet Hack Aging hackathon in New York had teams compete to come up with the best ideas for older and younger Americans
          Re: Multnomah County Republicans Formally Allow Militia Groups to Run Security   
Pile this on top of the recent NRA ad that is essentially a call-to-arms for a 21st Century civil war in America, and we're looking at a group of insane gun nuts being primed to unleash a good deal of chaos, death, and injury on the general population. This needs to be stopped ASAP. These assholes are a significant threat to everyone.
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          President Trump, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”   

President Trump, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” $GOOGL, $FB, $AMZN, $TWTR, $YHOO President Donald Trump withdrew from Obama’s anti-American Paris Climate Agreement saying, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The Paris Accord was one of many anti-American agreements made by the most lawless anti-American President […]

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          Estudio en alquiler en CADIZ, , 390 euros y 1 dormitorio   
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          Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years   

Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years $SPY, $XOM, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $MSFT Corporate America is set to kick off its biggest profit-reporting season in at least 10 years this week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index delivering Quarterly reports, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data. The lineup accounts […]

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          America’s Violent Century   
The last near-century of American dominance was extraordinarily violent. Is it coming to an end?
          Trump: Toward War in the Middle East   
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
          Americans and South Koreans Want Peace. Will Trump Listen?   
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
          Washington’s Non-Elite Elite Were Hammered Tuesday   

Washington’s Non-Elite Elite Were Hammered Tuesday $GOOGL, $FB Biased and incompetent elite Americans polluted the Y 2016 election in the US, and they have gotten what they deserved. There were a lot of losers Tuesday, including the Barack Hussein Obama’s, Hill and Billy Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, thier staff for senior to junior, the smug, […]

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          American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile”   

American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile” $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOGL, $MSFT, $INTC Corporate cash is at record high marks as increased debt is offsetting net operating cash outflows. America’s largest corporations are sitting on a historically large amount of Green Money these days. Cash and short-term investments on the S&P 500 sector companies’ balance […]

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          What Patriotic Means in Branding   

What Patriotic Means in Branding $FACU, $DIS, $KO, $T, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $F, $AAPL This Presidential election year is raising interest in and discussion about Patriotism and what it means. Most Americans believe they are Patriotic in 1 form or another, and while people react to Patriotic appeals in different ways, marketers hope that they buy […]

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          Conquering the “Fear of Failure” on the Road to Success   

Conquering the “Fear of Failure” on the Road to Success $F, $GM, $GOOGL, $IBM Browse any American business publication or website and you will find many publications on the value of making and learning from mistakes. The acceptance of failure is inherent in the American culture, a culture that celebrates the individual and each citizen’s […]

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          US Senators want Kaspersky shut out of military contracts   

Russia 'won't rule out' retaliation

Russia has hinted at retaliation if the US adopts a Senate committee recommendation to ban Kaspersky from American military contracts.…


          Useful Ajit Pai's lawyer nominated for top US telco watchdog role   

Brendan Carr will be a reliable vote against net neutrality as an FCC commissioner

President Donald Trump has nominated Brendan Carr, the FCC's general counsel, to fill the last remaining Republican commissioner slot at America's telco watchdog.…


          Millions of Americans will be driving for Independence Day. Police will be watching for drunk drivers.   
Holiday travel, combined with holiday drinking, results in hundreds of deaths and injuries every Fourth of July weekend.Over the four-day-long weekend alone, the National Safety Council estimates that nearly 600 deaths and 66,900 injuries requiring medical attention may occur because of crashes. Experts and law enforcement officials say drunk drivers may be a big contributor.That's why law enforcement officials are [...]
          You know soda is bad for you. Kick the habit with these tips.   
It's no secret that we shouldn't be drinking so much soda. Study after study has linked the sweet drink with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, spurring many to switch to artificially sweetened drinks. But even diet sodas have come under fire, with a 2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that diet soda isn't promoting weight loss or helping people take in fewer calories.Worse yet, new research suggests that [...]
          Revolutionary Weekend at Hubbardton Battlefield   
Hubbardton Battlefield will come alive with the sights and sounds of the American Revolution on July 8 and 9, 2017. This celebration marks the 240th anniversary of the July 7 battle, the most significant Revolutionary War battle fought on what would become Vermont soil.
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          Venta Lote - San Matias Area 3   
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Gran lote perimetral de orientación SO. ubicado en cul de sac. San Matias: Ubicado en Maschwitz, partido de Escobar, tiene un acceso inmejorable a través de una autovía que nace directamente desde la Panamericana a la altura del El barrio ocupa...
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          Retaliation: Google Could Show Juncker’s Search History   

BRUSSELS - Belgium - According to reports in Brussels, Jean Claude Juncker is in deep panic mode, as American conglomerate Google could display his search and browsing history as a punishment for fining the vast company for manipulating search results to favour their own products.

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          Remarkable Rare Book Inscribed by President Abraham Lincoln   

Cover of the book and inscription by Abraham LincolnLONDON, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As American Independence Day approaches, Peter Harrington of London has an extraordinarily rare book for sale which was inscribed by President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

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          Fulton County Georgia Board of Tax Assessors Resolves to Re-issue all 2017 Assessment Notices   

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          Terreno - Ingeniero Maschwitz   
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          Comment on Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go by Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama   
I think preschoolers would love the Grand Canyon Railway ~ they offer a Polar Express experience at Christmastime where little ones can see Santa at the Grand Canyon. Little ones would also enjoy visiting Williams, especially if they're "Cars" movie fans since there's lots of neon and landscape similar to Radiator Springs. The traditional Native American dances near the Hopi House would also be a big hit with young kids. Of course, if you can include side trips, Bearizona is not to be missed! Best wishes with the book. Let me know when it's available so I can add it to the Travel Mamas Amazon store!
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Cadena de Restuarantes La Piccola Italia necesita incorporar a su equipo de trabajo el cargo de Saloneros (ayudante de Garzon) sucursal ubicada en la Comuna de Paine (Panamericana Sur, Km. 40, Paine) Con disponibilidad para trabajar en turnos rotativos (......
          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

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          More than half of workers aren’t trained on first aid, CPR: survey   
Dallas – About 10,000 cardiac arrest situations occur in the workplace each year, yet only 45 percent of U.S. employees have been trained in first aid – and only 50 percent of workers know where to find an automated external defibrillator – according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the American Heart Association.
          Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market to Grow at a CAGR of 62.81 Percent over the Period 2013-2018   

A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2014 -- A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism. There are two approved cancer therapeutic vaccines on the market; Provenge and Oncophage. Additionally, a large number of therapeutic vaccines are under clinical development and are expected to be approved for use during the forecast period.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market to grow at a CAGR of 62.81 percent over the period 2013-2018.

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This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Therapeutic Vaccine market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various therapeutic vaccines available in the market.

TechNavio's report, the Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Regions:

- Americas
- EMEA
- APAC

Key Vendors:

- Agenus Inc.
- Bavarian Nordic A/S.
- Dendreon Corp.
- GlaxoSmithKline plc
- Novartis International AG

Other Prominent Vendors:

- AFFiRiS AG.
- Argos Therapeutics Inc.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc.
- CEL-SCI Corp.
- Cytos Biotechnology AG
- GlobeImmune Inc.
- NewLink Genetics Corp.
- NovaRx Corp.
- Oncothyreon Inc.
- TVAX Biomedical Inc.
- TapImmune Inc.
- Vical Inc.
- Vaccinogen Inc.

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          Research Report on Global Waterborne Paint Reconcile Market 2014   

Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled “2014 Market Research Report on Global Waterborne paint reconcile Industry.”

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/24/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Waterborne paint reconcile Industry." The report would provide vital information in the waterborne paint reconcile market and help the market participants to strategize market policies.

The report offers factual and actionable insights into major regional market such as North American, Europe and Asia etc., which includes important countries for the market such as United States, Germany, Japan and China etc.

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The report helps you to understand basic and vital details such as waterborne paint reconcile definition, application, industry chain overview and classification. This would make the concepts about the market clearer. Further the report also provides detailed intelligence on other industry factors such as industry policy and plan, product specification, cost structure, manufacturing process, etc.

Experts have analyzed market conditions such as profit, capacity, product price, capacity utilization, production, and supply that would impact the market growth in the future. Furthermore, the report analyzed the external factors such as investment feasibility analysis, investment return analysis, and project SWOT analysis.

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          Global Automotive Market Is Expected to Reach over $245 Billion by 2020   

Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2012-2020, report published by Allied Market Research at ReportsandIntelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- The automotive refinish coating market provides for coating of automotives. The global automotive market is expected to reach over $245 billion by 2020; therefore, the market for refinish coating can expect good revenue. The key driver for the market is increase in the number of vehicles in operation. It is expected that the number of car users in developing countries would reach around three to four billion in the next 30 years.

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However, the North American and European market is expected to be flat due to the economic downtimes and enhanced road safety parameters. The automotive market is not expected to grow in these regions until the recession settles down; therefore, the automotive refinish market is dependent on developing economies. The major challenge for companies in the market is to overcome the refinish coating requirements of two-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles as the market is largely dependent on car markets.

The key companies profiled in the report are DuPont Performance Coating, Axalta Coating Systems, BASF SE, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd, Akzo Nobel N.V, KCC Corp, Noroo Paint Coatings Co. Ltd., PPG Industries Inc., and Matrix System Automotive Finishes.

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-This report provides market intelligence with respect to solvent type, vehicle refinish type and geographies

-Deep dive of top factors impacting the market growth

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five forces, top investment pockets are analyzed and presented in detail in the report

-SWOT analysis and strategic developments are included in the report for key players

-Study of the challenges and opportunities available in the automotive refinish coatings market

-Market estimates for automotive refinish coatings market and its sub-segments

-Identification of the key strategies adopted by major market players engaged in the market

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Market Segments are:

-Global Market, By Solvent Type
-Global Market, By Vehicle Refinishing Type
-Global Market, By Geography

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          Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018   

Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018. The patent expiry of top-selling drugs is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of this market. The market is also witnessing an increase in mergers and acquistions. However, intense competition among vendors could squeeze profit margins, increase pricing pressure, and pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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TechNavio's report, the Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market in the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Generic Drugs market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors dominating this space include Actavis plc, Mylan Inc., Novartis International AG (Sandoz), STADA Arzneimittel AG, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are 3SBio Inc., Amgen Inc., Apotex Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Baxter International Inc., Berlin-Chemie AG, Biocon Ltd., Biogen Idec Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celltrion Inc., Cipla Ltd., Coherus Biosciences Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gedeon Richter plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hospira Inc., Impax Laboratories Inc., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi S.A., Wockhardt Ltd., and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

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Who are the key vendors in this market space?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by key vendors?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors?

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/15/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino acids calcium Industry." The report is prepared by industry experts that provide intuitive knowledge to numerous market participants.

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth. The report has thoroughly analyzed major regional powers that contribute significantly to the amino acid calcium market. Significant geographies such as North America, Europe and Asia are deeply analyzed in their role towards the development of the market.

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The report gives extensive information on market products, types, segments and important regional players. Further, the report includes crucial amino acid calcium industry's future growth rate and developmental plans that has been formulated during the forecast period. The detailed study would provide a comprehensive picture of the market conditions such as product price, capacity, profit, production, supply & demand and capacity utilization.

The experts have properly prepared the amino acids calcium market's SWOT analysis, investment return analysis and feasibility analysis.

The reports comprehensively cover all the market areas that would help global players in formulating their market strategies and evaluating the overall market chain. The report study is divided into 6 parts; the first part consists of basic market information. The second, third and fourth part studies the amino acid calcium market for Asia, North America and Europe, respectively. The fifth part provides the statistical data on investment and market entries. The last part consists of the conclusion.

The report also provides information on global players that influence the market growth.

Table of Contents
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Part I Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter One Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter Two Amino acids calcium Up and Down Stream Industry Analysis

Part II Asia Amino acids calcium Industry(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Three Asia Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Four 2009-2014 Asia Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Five Asia Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Six Asia Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part III North American Amino acids calcium Industry (The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Seven North American Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Eight 2009-2014 North American Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nine North American Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Ten North American Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part IV Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Analysis(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Eleven Europe Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Twelve 2009-2014 Europe Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Thirteen Europe Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Fourteen Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part V Amino acids calcium Marketing Channels and Investment Feasibility

Chapter Fifteen Amino acids calcium Marketing Channels Development Proposals Analysis

Chapter Sixteen Development Environmental Analysis

Chapter Seventeen Amino acids calcium New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis

Part VI Global Amino acids calcium Industry Conclusions

Chapter Eighteen 2009-2014 Global Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nineteen Global Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

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          TS285: 9th Circuit Courts, Center for American Progress, Guest Matt Baume   
This week Bryan has returned from Japan with some serious jet lag, while Erin got caught in a trash tornado thanks to the Santa Ana winds. Also, the 9th Circuit Court is back at it again and overturned a California ruling which now allows employers to pay women less based on previous salaries, and a recent survey from the Center for American Progress shows that LGBTQ people are retreating back into the closet. Plus, guest Matt Baume is here to discuss Drag Con, his book “Defining Marriage”, and his podcast “The Sewers of Paris” about media that has changed the lives of gay men.  Find Matt on Twitter @mattbaume or @sewersofparis for his podcast and at his website http://www.mattbaume.com
          Global PVA Drugs Market 2014-2018   

PVA is defined as the decrease in estrogen after the menopause

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/10/2014 -- Vaginal atrophy is defined as decrease in estrogen production. Less estrogen leads to thinning, drying, and decreased elasticity of the vaginal tissues. PVA is defined as the decrease in estrogen after the menopause. Up to 40 percent of postmenopausal women have symptoms of atrophic vaginitis. In PVA there are symptoms of redness, burning, itching, dryness, irritation, and dyspareunia. HRT, estrogen creams, and other topical preparations are used in the treatment of PVA.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global PVA Drugs market will grow at a CAGR of 7.1 percent over the period 2013-2018.

Covered in this Report
The Global PVA Drugs market can be divided into two segments: Topical Estrogen and Systemic Estrogen. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various drugs (creams, tablets, and rings) used in the treatment of PVA.

TechNavio's report, the Global PVA Drugs Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global PVA Drugs market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Regions:

- Americas
- EMEA
- APAC

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          Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market   

Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/08/2014 -- Traditional wound care & closure and advanced wound care & closure products are used to treat acute and chronic wounds. Chronic wounds are hard to heal wounds, which take substantial time to heal and are expensive to treat. Advanced wound care & closure products are emerging as a standard solution for treating chronic wounds. Traditional wound care & closure products are being increasingly substituted with advanced wound care & closure products due to their efficacy and effectiveness in managing wounds by enabling faster healing.

Attempts to reduce the duration of hospital stays in order to limit surgical healthcare costs, and the rising inclination towards products that enhance therapeutic outcomes are driving the demand for advanced wound care & closure products. The risks associated with ineffective wound healing promote the demand for combination dressings, which is a modern trend in the market that is replacing traditional wound dressing methods.

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Smith and Nephew, Kinetic Concepts, 3M, BSN medical, Covidien, ConvaTech, Derma Sciences, Integra LifeSciences, Baxter International and Coloplast are some of the major players in the global advanced wound care and closure market.

The global advanced wound care and closure market has been segmented based on type, application, end users and geography. Based on type, the global market is segmented into advanced wound closure market and advanced wound care market. According to applications, the market is segmented into Burns, Ulcers and Surgical Wounds. Based on end users, the market is segmented into hospitals & community healthcare services and home healthcare. Geographically, the market is segmented into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.

Key Benefits:

- An in-depth analysis of the current advanced wound care, and wound closure market scenario is strategically dealt to provide future market trends that would facilitate decision making

- Quantitative analysis of the current market trends and estimations through 2013-2020 would help strategists to design business strategies to capitalize on the prevailing opportunities in the market

- Analysis of the market factors in various regions would bestow a deeper understanding of demographical dynamics that would influence expansion decisions.

- Identification of key application segments based on their potential and growth prospects would throw light on the most profitable segments to capitalize on

- Analysis of key strategies adopted by market players will assist in understanding the inherent business rivalry and intensity of competition prevailing among the top brands

- Emphasis is laid on key factors affecting the growth of the global advanced wound closure and advanced wound care market. These factors are critically analyzed to gain a futuristic view of the market

- SWOT and competitive analysis of key players is conducted to help stakeholders to understand the inherent trends followed by their competitors and make the necessary amendments to the existing expansion plans

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          Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/02/2014 -- IVIG is a blood product which is administered in the body through veins. These are used in the treatment of three major categories of diseases, namely immune diseases, autoimmune diseases and acute infections. These are administered in patients to maintain an optimum level of antibodies so as to upgrade immunity or avoid infections. The factors driving this market are increasing number of patients with bleeding disorders, autoimmune diseases and asthma, increasing awareness and expenditure on health products and technological developments. The resulting side effects with the use of intravenous immunoglobulin such as venous thrombosis, dermatitis and acute kidney disorders and high cost involved in treatment are restraining the growth of this market. The introduction of improved therapies for the treatment of these diseases would provide opportunity for growth of this market.

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GLOBAL INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) APPLICATION MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of application, this market can be classified into neurology, haematology, dermatology, nephrology and ophthalmology. Among all areas where intravenous immunoglobulin is used, its application is maximum in heamatology. This is due to the increasing number of people with bleeding disorders.

INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) GEOGRAPHY MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of geography, this market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world (RoW). Presently, North America is the major contributor to the market of IVIG followed by Europe. This is due to increasing number of people suffering from autoimmune diseases.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
The major players in this market are Biotest AG, Octapharma AG, CSL, Baxter International, Inc., Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd., Talecris, Grifols S.A., OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, and Kedrion Biopharma. The companies in the report are seeking approval as a strategy for the commercialization of their in the pipeline drugs. Therefore, the companies are adopting approval and clearance as key developmental strategies.

HIGH LEVEL ANALYSIS
The Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) market is an emerging field of therapeutics. The market is facing challenges due to stringent regulations. However, these regulations are strategically dealt in this report and more emphasis is given on the commercial polices available for the Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market. The clinical trials conducted for the development of novel therapies are critically analyzed so that key players competing in this market can take strategic decisions. . The market dynamics show that the impact of drivers is more in the market compared to the restraints.

KEY BENEFITS
- The estimations in the report are made by considering present market scenario and future market potential for the period of 2014-2020
- Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business are described so that companies involved in development of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can get competitive intelligence about their competitors
- Market estimation for geographic segments is derived from current market scenarios and forecasted market trends.
- Market attractiveness analysis has been included for geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments
- In-depth analysis of market drivers, restraints and opportunities of the market is dealt in the report.

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          Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market   

Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market - Global Share, Industry Overview, Analysis, Growth, Trends Opportunities and Forecast 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/28/2014 -- Non-invasive diagnostic is a process of identifying the disease conditions with minimal incision in body during diagnosis. The global market for diagnostic/in-vitro diagnostics valued at $49.2 billion in 2012, which shows potential for market growth, especially in chronic diseases. Non-invasive cancer diagnostics is gaining importance over conventional diagnosis due to increase in incidences of chronic cancer such as breast cancer, and lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there were more than 1,660,290 new cases diagnosed in 2013.

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Commercialization of non-invasive cancer diagnosis is possible due to completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) that gives enormous diagnostic information based on genomic and proteomic. Increase in stringent regulatory guidelines and cost associated with diagnostics is hindering the growth of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance regulations for monitoring non-invasive diagnostics are issued by FDA, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

The global non-invasive market has a huge potential in developing countries; however, cost of diagnosis is creating hurdles to tap this market. Hence, to overcome this problem, the diagnostic market has to be analyzed by the developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. This report provides key market drivers that are driving the market with impact analysis. The report gives intelligence about key regulatory guidelines issued by respective governments.

Key companies included in report are Precision Therapeutics, A&G Pharmaceutical, Affymetrix Inc., AVIVA Biosciences Corporation, BIOVIEW Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Cancer Genetics Inc., Digene Corporation, Gen-Probe Incorporated

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-Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business so that companies involved in development non-invasive cancer diagnostic device can get competitive intelligence of their competitors

-Market estimation for therapeutics techniques and geographic segment is derived from current market scenario and expected market trends

-Market attractiveness analysis has been included for various product segments, therapeutics, techniques and geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments

-In depth analysis of key market drivers, restraints and opportunities of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market with impact analysis

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five force model, top investment pockets (GE9 Cell Matrix) are analyzed and presented in detail in the report so that the decision makers can receive clear picture of cancer diagnosis market

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY THERAPEUTICS

- Solid tumors
- Blood cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Others

GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNIQUES

- Clinical Chemistry
- Immunochemistry/Immunoassay
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Other Clinical Instruments

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

- North America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

- Medical devices manufacturing companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Government and Private Research Institutes
- Academic Institutes

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global LED Display Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Laser Cutting Machine Industry   

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          TS271: Post Election Polls, House Bill 133, Guests Caitlin Barlow & Katie O'Brien   
This week Bryan and Erin share about their time at the Women’s March and the disaster of a human that is Kellyanne Conway. Also, a post election poll shows that Republican men believe women have it better in America right now, and House Bill 133 in Wyoming would allow discrimination under religious freedom against LGBTQ people. Plus, guests Caitlin Barlow and Katie O'Brien from the TV Land show “Teachers” are here to discuss Kris Jenners influence, their improve group “the Katydids”, and writing polar opposite characters from themselves. Catch “Teachers” on TV Land Tuesdays at 9PM before Throwing Shade. Follow them on Twitter! @katiecobrien and @Caitlin__Barlow
          Vaccines - American Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different American countries.

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          Brewers' 12th annual "Cerveceros Day" set for tomorrow afternoon's game   
Salud, amor, dinero y ... la victoria! The Brewers on Saturday will host the 12th annual "Cerveceros Day" at Miller Park, when Milwaukee takes on Miami at 3:10 p.m. The celebration honors the heritage and importance of Latin American culture to the game of baseball.
          Comment on America’s Cup Property Rental Drop Coming by Rasta   
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          Pursue your Potential (PYP)- Aboriginal Peoples - RBC - Ontario   
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          TS247: Loud Kids, San Jose Police Dept, Donald Trump, Guest Nina Parker   
This week Erin and Bryan are at odds with the youth of America and aren't feeling too apologetic about it...the children gotta learn! And while the San Jose Police Department jumped on the anti-gay bandwagon by secretly conducting sting operations that single out gay men, Donald Trump has been delighting the nation with his world class, shakespearean thoughts on workplace sexual harassment. Also, host, television personality and all around goddess Nina Parker is here to talk about the Kardashian hustle, her early days at TMZ and missing the Obamas.
          TS246: DNC, RNC, Scott Adams, Out Olympic Athletes, Guest Emily Osment   
Well it's been 240 years and we finally elected the first female president, USA USA USA! Wait no that's wrong...it's the first time a woman has been the presidential nominee of a major political party. Half way there America! This week "Dilbert" cartoonist and confused asshole Scott Adams is concerned about men's testosterone levels lowering after watching the DNC; and a record breaking 41 out olympic athletes are competing in Rio this year! Also "Young & Hungry" actress Emily Osment is here to talk about working with Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Miley Cyrus and many future "Sarah, Plain and Tall" projects.
          Comment on America’s Cup Property Rental Drop Coming by sage   
Landlords can always do their own work for free.
          Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance   
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.

This has been happening for over a decade now, and every year, the aftermath of the Bee in Indian media and Indian and Indian-origin social media follows a similar pattern. There are a few think pieces about why Indian-Americans are so good at spelling bees. Some folks go all uber-patriotic extolling the superior virtues of our intellectual tradition and what not (cue...Bhaaaaarrrraat maaata kiiii.......). And some folks sneer, indulging in a mild form of communal self-loathing. I don't have kids but my close Indian-American friends who do are very emphatic about how they will not make...or even let their kids participate in something as nerdy and inherently uncool as a spelling bee.

Through Twitter I came across this post that quotes Varun Grover's interview in the excellent excellent documentary I Am Offended (do watch if you haven't) which references spelling bees. That blog, and Varun in that documentary, are making a larger point about how the Indian education system is centered around rote learning, stifling creativity and basically preparing "middle managers". And that the success in spelling bees is a symptom of that.

While I agree with Varun and Auctorly on the larger problem, I don't think it is correct to link spelling bees to that problem. I see where they are coming from, and the reason for that is a couple of myths about spelling bees in general which merit some attention.

Myth #1 Spelling Bees are all about memorizing thousands and thousands and thousands of words, and regurgitating them on stage.

I used to think the same way, but it's not really that way. A few years ago, I had a long chat with a student of mine (I am a college professor) who in her school days had participated in the spelling bee. She didn't win, but talked to me about how much fun it was, and ended up giving me a different perspective on this activity that I too once sneered at. Then I read some more about it, watched the documentary Spellbound, talked to some more students over the years, and I think it is necessary to add some nuance to how we view the "sport".

Spelling bee as a contest is more about pattern recognition than just rote memorization. Don't get me wrong. Of course it is important to know and remember many many words to participate in a spelling bee. But the same is true of scrabble. Or crosswords. Or trivia quizzing. Heck, memorization is key even in chess. A serious chess player will have thousands of moves and games memorized.

Just like all those activities/sports, spelling bee is about, yes, having a memory bank of relevant information, but at the top level, it is often about recognizing patterns, working out clues, and then formulating an answer by accessing the relevant information from your brain.

You know how the kids ask for meaning, language of origin, use it in a sentence etc etc? It is not for theater. It has important information, and many times, can even help you make an educated guess at the spelling of a word you've never heard of by using what is basically pattern recognition.

Let me give you an example about how I, without memorizing any words, was able to correctly guess one of the words in the final this year. The word was chremslach. When it was first uttered, I thought it would start with "Kr" and maybe end with "che" or "kh". Then I heard that the word was Yiddish. And the meaning was a kind of passover pastry. Instantly I thought of a pastry that a Jewish deli near my house excels at - rugelach. The end sounded the same. So it had to end in -lach. And the different pronunciations of the starting syllable suggested chr not Kr. The repeated usage by the moderator further confirmed what I had in my mind. A pattern emerged and voila. There the spelling was.

I felt thrilled at having worked it out before the contestant answered. It was a thrill similar to the one I get as a trivia quizzer when I crack a cleverly framed Final Jeopardy style "workout-able" question. Or the thrill I get when I crack a particularly cryptic clue in crosswords.

The aforementioned student kept stressing about how much fun the whole thing was for her. She said it was a form of solving puzzles. And I saw what she meant. I asked her, isn't it boring to memorize thousands and thousands of words. She said no, she LOVES words (sidenote - she always wrote the most well-crafted and thoughtful term papers in my class). And again, I see her point.

When you enjoy any activity built on pattern recognition so much that you want to seriously compete in it, you don't think of the underlying memorization as a drab chore. I like to play scrabble semi-competitively, and it is fun for me to have those cruel 2 letter words memorized so I can gain advantage on the board despite not having great tiles. And I'm sure poker players don't think of probability calculations as mundane.

Myth #2 These desi spelling be winners will most likely end up as middle managers, code coolies, cogs in the corporate machine....just total drones.

Although it seems like Indian-Americans have been winning the bee for ages, in reality, it's been less than two decades that it has been happening consistently. So the sample of winners is not statistically significant, but from whatever I read in "where are they now" type stories, I saw very few, if any, ending up in those drone type jobs.

A lot of them were in some form of research, which to me, as an academic researcher, makes sense. Research is like the rigorous grown-up impactful form of pattern recognition that is built upon a deep memory bank of knowledge about a subject. A bunch of them were doctors and lawyers. One was a professional poker player (again, pattern recognition and memory). And so on. I even googled a few names of winners and always found that the person was doing something really cool.

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

Myth #3 We Indians are just awesome at English and we are such brainiacs and we have the bestest education-centric culture so we are awesome at Spelling Bees

While the first two myths were in the self-loathing category, this one is in the uber-patriotic category. I have no problem with Indians or Indian-origin feeling proud or elated or whatever at this dominance, although I am personally from the Bill Hicks school of thought when it comes to patriotism.

But let us dispel with this notion that there is something really inherently culturally genetically special about Indians that our kids just go to America, show up at spelling bees, and start winning them left and right. There is actually a pretty strong and well-organized training infrastructure that is making all this possible. Remember that these contestants train with the rigor and discipline of athletes. It is not done in isolation, but requires broader support like with any sport or activity.

What you see on ESPN is the culmination of a year of smaller contests, local spelling bees, practice bees, and other such events on the local circuits. And there's a kind of feedback loop that forms. Successive generations build on the success of previous generations. Legacies and even "dynasties" are created and inspire some to adhere to it. I could keep going, but I came across this article that explains the quasi-institutional reasons behind the dominance in more detail.

If some other community starts taking such a deep interest in the sport and organizes in such a serious grassroots way, other communities could start dominating too.

One thing to note is that the winners have all been kids of Indians who migrated to the United States. Recent Indian immigrants, much like recent immigrants of other communities, tend to socialize more with their compatriots and do so in a very community-based way, with associations and groups and mandals and so on. But second generation Indian-Americans are more assimilated in the American mainstream. So when they grow up and have kids of their own, they are not as plugged into the Indian-American groups and associations as their parents were.

So you don't see many (or even any?) third generation Indian-American children winning the spelling bee or even making it to the national finals, because they don't have automatic access to that community-based infrastructure.

The best way to end this post is to quote a now-grown-up Nupur Lala, the star of the Oscar winning documentary who arguably started this Indian-American phenomenon.

“Having watched Spellbound, I realized that several of my competitors weren’t any worse than me ability-wise, but they didn’t have the same advantages—economic privilege, educational background, family dynamics,” she says. “I know that played a big, big role in my success. As a 14-year-old, I really thought I was one of the best spellers out there. In hindsight, I think, yeah, I was a very good speller, but I also had some of the best preparation and resources out there. I had a mom who had a graduate degree in linguistics. Parents who have literally hundreds of books in the house, and who were very motivated to help me succeed.”


          TS237:Memorial Day,Lady Attorney,Gay Representation,Guest Dan Robert   
This week Bryan attends a disastrous BBQ and offends Deborahs everywhere, while Erin continues being the Whole Foods superhero West Hollywood doesn’t deserve. Also, Lady Attorney is back and needed around the country to help fight against sexist dickholes, while Gay representation in pop culture is still somewhat MIA, come on America! and Guest Dan Robert is here to discuss his confetti filled coming out story, traveling to Italy, and surviving dating a survivor superfan.  
          What Jon Stewart Means To Me   
August 2006, I wrapped up my life in India and moved to the United States for a PhD in Marketing.

I left the country I really knew and moved to a strange new land, with its strange new customs, and strange people, and strange grocery aisles! I had a tough time fitting in!

Okay, no I didn't.

The thing is, I moved when I was 26 years old, as opposed to most other Indian grad students who move here right out of college, having not seen any of the "real world". Thanks to blogs and internet forums and American TV shows and second hand stories from close friends who moved there four years before, I more or less knew what to expect from America. To me, almost everything ranging from grocery aisles to the way the people talked and behaved to the local "customs" seemed familiar.

The one thing that wasn't as familiar was the news cycle. I have always been a huge news junkie, especially interested in politics. Although I followed the basics of American politics even when I lived in India, I did not really "know" the scene too well. Sure, I had followed the 2004 primaries, seen Howard Dean's howl, slept through John Kerry's speeches, and more or less knew why Florida or Ohio are so much more crucial in the Presidential race than Tennessee or Indiana.

And I knew America's comedy scene well enough, having been a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, and of course, George Carlin.

And yes, I was vaguely aware of this funny guy called Jon Stewart who combined politics and comedy. When I was in India, CNN used to air a half hour compilation of the best bits of his show once a week. Not quite the "Daily" show but whenever I came across it on TV, I watched it and chuckled. To me, it seemed like a funny enough show with a political context.

And then in August 2006, I moved to America. I fit in quite easily in most ways, ranging from food to socializing to academics to day to day chores. One aspect where I felt lost was the politics. I realized that I knew about American politics only peripherally. So I started reading more blogs, watching the big three cable news channels, reading newspapers, etc.

The first time I watched The Daily Show was due to jet lag a couple of days after I arrived. I had slept through most of the afternoon and evening and in the wee hours of the night, I found myself as alert as a watchdog. While my roommates slept, I plonked myself in front of the TV and started flipping channels. And I came across the slightly familiar face of Jon Stewart. It was 1 or 2 AM so obviously, it was the repeat telecast.

As I watched, I found myself drawn in instantly, maybe because of the Indian connection. The segment was about how Republican senate candidate George Allen had referred to an Indian-American staffer of his opponent Jim Webb as "macaca". What I loved about that segment was that it combined facts, opinion, and humor perfectly without taking cheap shots at anyone. I made a mental note to watch the show again the next night.

And I loved the show again. And then I watched it again. And I kept watching every night. It taught me about aspects of the US "midterm" elections that I had never really fully understood sitting in India. It contextualized the red-v-blue battle in terms more nuanced and pithy than I had ever read on any blog. And of course, it made me laugh, especially with the hilariously quirky George W Bush impression.

I still remember that hilarious song about the midterms

"So just remember this November that your vote will count,
A very very very very very small amount!"

Jon Stewart helped me seamlessly blend into the American political discourse the way thousands of hours of reading blogs and news sites never had. He has that uncanny ability to zero in on the most consequential news items of the day and in 22 short minutes....14 if you omit the interview...present a perfect blend of analysis and irony.

Within a few days, the 11 PM time slot on my daily calendar....or at least Monday-Thursday calendar was earmarked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He chuckled, he made faces, he did impressions, but above all, he managed to be that guy inside us all who is just utterly baffled with the absurdity and sometimes cruelty of the world around us, but tries to cope with it using humor.

Jon Stewart helped me through American political milestones from the 2006 midterms to the 2014 midterms, not ignoring other events worldwide. One of his and his show's greatest qualities has been the ability to strike the right balance in expressing resentment about something. Many comedians have gotten in trouble for crossing the "line" of tastefulness. Which is why many comedians steer clear of troublesome topics.

But Jon has somehow always been able to address tricky and even tragic topics with the right balance of sensitivity and respectful humor. And occasionally, just straight talk. His post 9/11 speech is the stuff of legend, so I won't talk about it here.

But as a former Bombayite now living in the US, my most memorable and personally relevant example of this uncanny knack of addressing tragedies tastefully is the segment he and John Oliver did after the 2008 Bombay attacks


It was just so perfect!

Watching Jon Stewart has been a part of my life from the very first week I moved to this country 9 years ago. He's been an integral part of my life.

I have attended two of his show's tapings in person and was blown away by how nice he was even off-camera. I went to DC with 250,000 other people for the Rally to Restore Sanity that he and Stephen Colbert organized.

And now he's announced that he's leaving The Daily Show. Given what a permanent fixture he's been in my life in this country, this is a BIG change. But I understand why he needs to do what he needs to do. Rosewater has shown that he's capable of much more and who can fault him for wanting to spread his wings?

I'll miss you Jon, and 11 PM Monday to Thursday just won't be the same after you leave.

          Identity is not always Community   
A few days ago, Rajdeep Sardesai, generally a liberal, reasonable and likable voice in the Indian TV media, tweeted,

Big day for my goa. Two GSBs, both talented politicians become full cabinet ministers. Saraswat pride!! @manoharparrikar and Suresh Prabhu.
I cringed. And not just as someone who, through the random genetic lottery, was born in a family whose caste label reads Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB). I was particularly disappointed that an otherwise progressive voice was echoing such medieval sentiments. I tweeted back my disagreement and gave in to the hashtag impulse, labeling it #SaraswatShame. The hashtag was half in jest, half in disappointment, and not exactly accurate, but we'll come to that later.

I was not the only one who found fault with his tweet. Many people pushed back, with the responses ranging from outright abuse to expressions of disappointment. Rajdeep doubled down, responding,

 proud GSB, proud Goan, proud Indian. No contradiction.
And yesterday, he defended himself at length in a column in Hindustan Times titled Identity is not always destiny.

The title of the column is perfect, because identity may not always be destiny, but identity is not always "community" either. In fact, the core of my disagreement with Sardesai lies in conflating caste with community, and placing caste identity in the same bracket as being from a state or a country.

I hate writing stuff like "Oxford/Webster's dictionary defines community as....." so I'll leave it to you to look up exactly what the definition is. But the way I see it, a community is shaped and defined through some common experience or attitude/outlook.

I consider myself a part of many many communities. I am part of Indian, American, Indian-American, Punekar, Mumbaikar, New Yorker, Maharashtrian, Marathi, etc. communities as a result of sharing geography or language and/or nationality with others in that group. I am part of Engineer, IIM, MBA, PhD, Penn State, Academia, Marketing, etc, communities as a result of sharing my education or career related experiences with others in that group. Thinking test cricket is the best sport ever makes me part of the test cricket puritan community. Loving the Pittsburgh Steelers team and cheering it on every season makes me part of the Steeler Nation.

I am not sure what experience or attitude or outlook would or should make me consider myself (and with unabashed pride) part of the GSB community, at least in the 21st century. I can understand caste being considered a source of community identity a century or two ago, when people lived more or less segregated into those castes. But then we all generally realized that the caste system isn't the best topology to adopt if we want to build a good society, because the system seeded and engendered discrimination on the basis of birth.

Almost all Indians I know think (or at least say) that the caste system is a relic that should be relegated to irrelevance in an ideal society. Then a good start would be to think of caste as irrelevant, not as a specious source of pride. And that's where Sardesai's tweet had a problem - by perpetuating that which should ideally be irrelevant.

Sardesai drops a lot of names, from Sachin Tendulkar to Deepika Padukone, when enumerating the "enormous contributions" of our supposed community. But what exactly do Rajdeep or I as GSBs have in common meaningfully with Sachin Tendulkar as a GSB, that we don't with Ajinkya Rahane, also from Mumbai and not (as far as I can tell) a GSB? What have we as GSBs shared with other GSBs other than simply the label of being called GSBs?

Is it the most commonly defined culinary feature of GSBs - we have religious sanction to eat fish? Heh! We do not have religious sanction to eat steaks but clearly both Sardesai and I enjoy a good slab of succulent cow meat.

I don't really consider myself part of the Saraswat "community" and so don't really feel #SaraswatShame in Sardesai's bizarre views. I know being Saraswat is a tiny irrelevant trivial part of my identity, but it's no more defining of me than my identity as a guy with black hair. And I am surprised that someone like Sardesai is conflating such an irrelevant expression of identity with community.

What is the basis of defining this community other than just the label identifying ourselves as such?

Shared history? I won't go into the specifics of the problems with the history-based argument Sardesai makes in his column, mainly because Kaustubh has done it splendidly already.

But history brings me to the other problem with the "Saraswat Pride" sentiment that Sardesai espouses. And that's the history of the privileged and powerful position that brahmins in general, including GSBs, used to hold in the caste system with legal sanction until recently. We had a monopoly on education and on running the religion. We were the "haves" in a system that perpetrated the vilest atrocities, violent as well as insidious, on a large swathe of the population we defined as lower caste or caste-less.

As Sardesai notes a little fallaciously

In this political milieu, the Brahmins have usually lost out because their numerical strength doesn’t justify greater political representation. Which is why it is significant that Parrikar and Prabhu made the cut.
This is a point on which I recently had an argument with some fellow Marathi Brahmin friends as well. This weird self-pitying victim mentality that many Brahmins have about not being uber-dominant in politics the way we are in almost every other aspect of Indian society, from industry to academia to entertainment. Never mind that the proportion of Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chief Ministers, and Governors over the years from the Brahmin community is probably at least 3 times the proportion of Brahmins in the general population (caveat - I haven't crunched the numbers, but I strongly suspect this to be the case based on what I could remember).

But we still love indulging in this weird victim mentality in the "political milieu". Never mind that both guys Sardesai mentions have held positions of political power in the past. Parrikar was the Chief Minister of Goa and Prabhu was a cabinet minister in the last BJP government as well.

Regardless of all this, even if you grant the factually questionable premise that Brahmins are deprived of political power as a result of caste-based politics prevalent in many parts of the country, this cannot be viewed as divorced from history, especially in a democracy. Autocratic rule allowed higher castes to monopolize power, resources, and education for centuries. If 6 decades of democracy has resulted in a backlash electorally, well, suck it up.

Related to this, someone asked me online, "Why do you have problems with Sardesai touting Saraswat pride but you have no problems with people celebrating historic Dalit or OBC achievements in politics?"

I couldn't believe that I had to actually explain it, but here is what I said. Dalit or OBC leaders achieving a position of power after centuries of discrimination and systematic disenfranchisement is actually bucking the trend of history. Righting old wrongs in a way. In terms of a sports metaphor, it's like cheering the underdog. On the other hand, when people from a caste that held power, enjoyed monopoly over intellectual resources and were complicit in perpetuating discrimination until recently start gloating about their achievements, it almost suggests they are implying supremacy again.

It's like.......so many commentators, black and from other races, expressed pride and satisfaction in a black man becoming President of the United States. In the historic context, it makes perfect sense. Your expressions of community pride, to not seem distasteful, have to gel with the historic context.

Let's say the next President of America is white. What Sardesai tweeted was the equivalent of a white news anchor like Brian Williams tweeting "White pride!" in response. And responding to criticism with "Proud white guy, proud Jersey guy, proud American! No contradictions."

Because identity is not always community.

          Comment on America’s Cup Property Rental Drop Coming by wahoo   
Zackly what I was thinking, we did not need a real estate insider to point this out to us. The thing is we will need a smart person to explain to service providers why landlords cannot afford to pay $40 ph to painters and $75 ph to plumbers and electricians.In 2025 things will be better.
          TS230:Portland,Gay Partners,La'Porsha Renae,Astronomy Professors   
We're pretty certain Oliver can sniff out fear and exhaustion because this week Bryan lived his nightmare and ran into Erin while working out. Also American Idol runner up La'Porsha Renae was raised to hate gay "lifestyles" and two astronomy professors need a good butt kicking for sexually harassing female students. WWGD? What would Galileo do?
          UU topic: ‘The Carpetbagger Project’   
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          Advice for International Masters Students Cold-Call Emailing Business School Professors   
It is that time of the year again for me as an assistant professor in an American business school. August-September, the start of the academic year. When I get at least a handful of emails everyday from just-arrived international Masters students, typically from India and China, asking about Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) positions. I usually send a prompt reply telling them I have no positions available and wish them luck. Most other people in my place in business schools just ignore the mails and/or delete them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

          Typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the FIFA World Cup.    
I don't really follow soccer*. So I don't know much about soccer. But I follow a lot of Indian soccer fans. I view them with mild amusement mixed with scientific curiosity. I study them. I try to find patterns in their bizarrely enthusiastic behavior. And I love doing pop-socio and pop-psych analysis of their behavior and their attitudes towards a game where India ranks even lower than countries smaller than my apartment building in Pune.

So I present here a typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the upcoming World Cup. The typology is arranged according to which country they support or bet on to lift the cup.

BRAZIL: This one is a no-brainer really, so let's get it out of the way. Everyone loves Brazil. It's a country that has won the cup the most often. They always have some of the best players, a style of play which is considered exciting, and wear really eye-catching yellow-and-green colors. So even someone with or without the most rudimentary knowledge of the game feels comfortable saying "Brazil of course!" when someone asks "Which team do you support?" It's like picking the Patriots at the beginning of the NFL season.

But it goes beyond just how good the team is on average (here comes the pop-socio and pop-psych). Brazil is "nice". Brazil is "safe". Other than soccer, what is Brazil associated with? Carnivals, pretty people, beaches, being part of the fashionable BRIC block, and again, carnivals. If countries were brands, Brazil would be like Linux - not really that relevant to your life but easy to love. It's the kind of country that if you visit as an Indian, you expect to love.

So might as well support them. Plus they are the hosts this time. Western media is being mean to them just like they were mean to India in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. They have messy social inequality issues just like us. Yes, Brazil is safe to support.

BEST 2 EUROPEAN UNION TEAMS: At any given time, at least 2 of the 3 objectively best teams in the world are from the EU. So the self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" soccer fan from India will be telling anyone willing to listen that one of those two teams is SURE to win. One of the two is always ALWAYS Germany. And the other is some country whose economy Germany has bailed out or will be bailing out soon. Right now it's Spain. A decade ago, it was France. In between, Italy took a break from electing Caligula-esque Prime Ministers to occupy that spot.

So Germany and "Another EU country" are the best bets for Indian soccer pundits who want to set themselves apart from the bandwagon Brazil supporters and maintain a chance for gloating when the dust settles.

ARGENTINA: Ah, Argentina! The most bizarre underdog-favorite combinations in the history of sport. I say this because some of my friends who support Argentina are genuinely convinced that Argentina is THE best team, regardless of the FIFA rankings. These verbose justifications start with "Messi is...." and then meander into incomprehensibility. Other friends supporting Argentina are steadfast about the team's underdog tag. "I always support an underdog, yaar!"

The media helps in whipping up support for Argentina too, given that Argentina is to FIFA what Notre Dame is to college football in America. Every damn year when the college football starts, there will be pundits in the media saying "OH NOTRE DAME HAS A FINE FINE TEAM THIS YEAR!". Most years, they stay in the rankings for three weeks before dropping out. Once in a couple of decades, in the vein of a stopped clock being right twice a day, Notre Dame will indeed have a great season. And then the pundits preen. And Hollywood makes an atrociously weepy movie starring a hobbit. But I ramble.    

So it goes with Argentina. Call it the continuing halo effect of bad boy Maradona. Or maybe the current halo effect of some guy named Messi who's done diddly-squat in two World Cups, but apparently does great in domestic soccer matches in Europe.

HOLLAND: The Dutch team is for true-blue underdog supporters. Again, I don't know much about soccer. But from what I am told, this team has choked more times than the South African cricket team, the 1990s Buffalo Bills, and Ivan Lendl combined. Which makes them particularly alluring for people who just love supporting an underdog in the faint hope that they will be proven right. Last time, these fans were rewarded by having to wait as long as the finals to have their hearts broken.

But still, for these folks, it is HUP HOLLAND HUP. A friend of mine says that the bright orange jerseys appeal to the latent Hindutva tendencies in some Indian fans, but we'll put a pin in that for now.

ANOTHER EU TEAM: The previous four categories take care of 90% of Indian soccer fans. Which brings us to self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" fans of the game who don't like being lumped with the conventional wisdom. They need to cogently claim that a different underdog is actually going to take home the cup, but the heathen masses are too blinded by media tropes to see it. So they pick a team which is ranked somewhere from 4th to 8th in the FIFA rankings and which has a player they have watched in one of the domestic soccer leagues from Europe.

"Of course it'll be Portugal yaar! That Cristiano Ronaldo I tell you...."

For the last 3 World Cups, the top choice for these people has been Portugal, thanks to this Ronaldo fella. Never mind that he and his team have shown the poor judgment of associating themselves with the New York Jets to practice for the World Cup. That anyone can think that a guy who voluntarily decided to learn something from Rex Ryan has any chance of winning anything shows how little soccer fans know about real football. But I troll. And I digress.

When it's not Portugal, it is some other European country that yes, Germany will also have to bail out.  

ENGLAND: Don't ask me why. Seriously don't. I know very little about soccer but even I know enough to know that the chances of England winning the cup are only negligibly higher than an Indian winning the Olympic 100 meter gold. And yet a few Indians will be steadfast in their support of England.

One guy I knew used to base his support on the supposedly "under-appreciated talents" of David Beckham. This was before Beckham became known as the guy who sells underwear on giant hoardings in Times Square. These days, I suspect the support for England is driven by the fact that so many Indians spend so much money on low quality made-in-Bangladesh jerseys of teams from the EPL, that they feel obliged to go all the way.

But seriously Indian supporters of England soccer, what are the chances that an England cricket team will win an ICC title AND a notionally English guy will win the Wimbledon AND England will win the FIFA World Cup, all within 5 years?

USA: The only Indians who support the US are a) Indians who live in the US, and b) follow only cricket and/or American sports. Yes, this includes me, ok? The rest of the time, we are happy with our WillowTV subscription, our NFL fantasy football leagues, out March madness brackets, our opinions on LeBron and the Heat, our love or hate for the Yankees or the Red Sox. We look at MLS ads and go "lulz". We see European soccer matches on our cable guide menu and go "WTF?".

But then once every four years, this damn World Cup thing comes along. And everyone is talking about it. Not just CNN, who will usually talk about the most vapid things. So what do we do?

USA! USA! USA!

We google furiously to find out who our players are. We try to figure out what the hell "Group of Death" means. We practice our pronunciation of Klinsmann. And we set a countdown clock to the start of the NFL season.

* "SOCCER? IT'S FOOTBALL BRO!!!" you say? Read this.  

          Halloween and Uncle Leo   
Seven years ago this day was my first Halloween in America. I was a fresh PhD student still struggling with how much tougher the coursework was than I had expected. I had been in the country for a little over two months. That evening, after I finished my Stats homework at school and got on the bus to go home, I saw people in costumes all around me.

Ah, it's Halloween, I realized. Until then, most of what I knew of this country came from TV shows, movies, and books. So I knew that this was the night when kids accompanied by their parents roam their neighborhoods, knock on doors, and demand candy by yelling "Trick or Treat!!!". Oh great! So I will be expected to buy candy and hand it out? What a scam! But when in Rome, right?

Not wanting to be seen as a rude or clueless foreigner, I decided to take the necessary steps. I got off the bus at the stop in front of the grocery store. Bought lots of candy. Took another bus home. When I say "home", I mean a 3 bedroom row house I shared with two other Indian grad students who were both out of town that night.

At home, I put the candy in a bowl, turned the TV on and waited. The hours ticked by. Not a single knock on my door! I looked out the window. There were groups of kids and their parents dressed up in costumes knocking on doors around my building complex. So I guessed it was just a matter of time before they came to my door. But another hour passed by and there was no knock on my door. Before I knew it, it was 11 PM, the streets were deserted, and not a single person had come to my door trick-or-treating! All the candy was sitting there in the bowl. Except for the dozen or so that I had polished of watching TV.

The next day, I felt a little hurt. The neighborhood trick or treaters had ignored me! And as is the instinctive reaction for many of us, my first thoughts went to racism. It was because I was brown, I decided. These racist white folks didn't want to take their kids to an Indian guy's house. How shallow they are. And how bad I have it! I spent several hours indulging myself in the victim routine when everything that does not fit your expectations is due to racism. I became the Indian version of Jerry's Uncle Leo!

La directora de 'Wonder Woman' hizo esta curiosa confesión en una entrevista para Playboy:

"No habría realizado el proyecto si hubiera tenido el más ligero problema con el casting. Así de importante es. Recuerdo cuando leí la noticia de que habían fichado a Wonder Woman y mi corazón se hundió. Había estado hablando con el estudio durante mucho tiempo sobre hacer hacer el casting y pensé: "bueno, se acabó". Estoy seguro de que no habría realizado la misma elección. Y entonces empecé a fijarme en ella, observarla y mirarla, y fue sencillamente increíble.

"Francamente, creo que hicieron un trabajo mejor del que podría haber hecho yo porque no sé si habría rastreado el mundo tan duramente para encontrarla. No sé si habría buscado internacionalmente. Habría buscado simplemente a una chica americana. El hecho de que encontraran a Gal y la eligieran es un mágico regalo para mí. Son personas increíblemente inteligentes y estuvieron buscando todas las mismas cosas que yo habría tenido en cuenta: todos los valores que representan a Wonder Woman rezumando en alguien de manera honesta, y vaya si la encontraron. Es la más grande."

Otras candidatas a 'Wonder Woman' que podrían haber ocupado el lugar de Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman Candidatas Jessica Chastain

(Jessica Chastain)

Candidatas Wonder Woman Eva Green

(Eva Green)

Wonder Woman Candidatas Morena Baccarin

(Morena Baccarin)

Candidatas Wonder Woman Gemma Arterton

(Gemma Arterton)

Candidatas Wonder Woman Olivia Wilde

(Olivia Wilde)

Candidatas Wonder Woman Mary Elizabeth Winstead

(Mary Elizabeth Winstead)

Emily Blunt Wonder Woman Candidatas

(Emily Blunt)

Alexandra Daddario Wonder Woman Candidatas

(Alexandra Daddario)

Adrianne Palicki Candidatas Wonder Woman

(Adrianne Palicki)


          Las 23 películas que mejor han contado lo que es de verdad un amor de verano   

Vacaciones En Roma

Jamás culparé al cine por mis altas expectativas en los diferentes ámbitos de la vida. Le quiero demasiado. Pero si hay algo que el cine nos ha enseñado y estropeado para siempre son los amores de verano, porque nunca, nunca serán como en las películas, o al menos siempre serán menos glamoursos y mucho máss pegajosos (sí, soy una hater del calor).

Por suerte, el cine nos ha enseñado mucho más que la existencia de amores de verano idílicos. Además de amores inesperados y románticos, también nos han enseñado amores musicales, turbios, inapropiados, con forma de thriller y que acabarán fatal, cómicos, adolescentes, incestuosos... Y como no todo es perfecto, os traigo una lista imperfecta de algunas de mis películas favoritas sobre amores de verano ideales para esta época del año.

Así que, si como yo odiáis demasiado el calor como para vivir vuestro propio romance estival y os van más los amores en la nieve y con jerséis de lana, os recomiento algunos títulos para que podáis vivirlos desde el sofá de vuestra casa... con el aire acondicionado a tope.

'Vacaciones en Roma' (1953)

Nunca he estado en Roma y me da miedo ir y que no me pase lo que Audrey Hepburn en 'Vacaciones en Roma' ('Roman Holiday', Wylliam Wyler). Claro que yo no soy una princesa europea agobiada por no poder llevar una vida normal y que se escapa de palacio para conocer Roma y encontrarse a sí misma. Con corte de pelo y borrachera incluída.

Aún así, esta delicia de película de final algo amargo de ese amor imposible entre la princesa Anna y el periodista Joe Bradley (un maravilloso Gregory Peck) que termina enamorándose de ella mientras trata de conseguir una exclusiva para su periódico, es perfecta, no sólo para una noche de verano, sino para cualquier época del año.

'Atrapa a un Ladrón' (1955)

Si Cary Grant decide no separarse de ti para atrapar al ladrón de cuyos robos le están inculpando...¿quién podría negarse? Y más si todo esto ocurre en la idílica Costa Azul. Pero no, una vez más, no soy Grace Kelly ni una rica heredera a la que puedan robar las joyas.

Por suerte, no necesitamos vivirlo, porque Hitchcok lo rodó y plasmó tan bien en 'Atrapa a un ladrón' ('To Catch A Thief', Alfred Hitchcok, 1955), con esa mezcla perfecta de thriller y romance que no necesitamos nada más. Gracias Hitch por el glamour de los romances veraniegos entre ladrones y descapotables azules.

'La tentación vive arriba' (1955)

En mi ciudad hay metro, pero no es como el de Nueva York, cuyas rejillas de ventilación provocan un mini-huracán en la superfecie, y aunque así lo fuera, probablemente sería un aire repugnante, calentorro y fétido. Ya sé que a Marilyn Monroe le parece una "brisa deliciosa" en 'La tentación vive arriba' ('The Seven Year Itch', Billy Wilder, 1955), pero no.

En la cinta, Tom Ewell da vida a un neoyorquino de imaginación exagerada que atraviesa una crisis de madurez, pasa el verano en un caluroso Nueva York, mientras su mujer y sus hijos veranean en Maine. En su letargo estival conocerá a una pizpireta modelo de publicidad -Monroe- que alquila un apartamento en su mismo edificio. Ambos pasarán tiempo juntos y él, con su desbordante imaginación, creerá tener una relación con su vecina.

'Tú a Boston y yo a California' (1961)

Nunca fui a un campamento de verano, por lo que hasta donde sé, podría tener una hermana gemela, idéntica a mí, en algún lugar del mundo. Y por supuesto, jamás podremos intercambiar nuestras identidades para conocer el mundo de la otra y conseguir que nuestros padres vuelvan a enamorarse. Pero como dije antes, las expectativas del cine jamás se cumplen y nunca fui esa niña pija londinense que se intercambiaba con su hermana californiana.

Pero una vez más, poco importa. En 'Tú a Boston y yo a California' ('The Parent Trap', David Swift,1961), Hayley Mills ya lo vivía por mí -y mi hermana gemela inexistent, obvio-, y ella y su versión doble conseguían que sus padres -Brian Keith y la pelirroja más pelirroja de Hollywood, Maureen O'Hara- volvieran a juntarse en aquel romántico rancho californiano.

'Búsqueme a esa chica' (1964)

Lo sé. Un salto muy drástico con referencia a las otras películas. Pero no podía dejar de incluirla, por la genialidad que supone ver en una misma película a dos íconos pop de la España de los 60: Marisol y el Dúo Dinámico. Y más si en ella, la niña prodigio y el guapo del dúo vivían un romance veraniego.

En 'Búsqueme a esa chica', Marisol -Pepa Flores- trata de ganarse la vida con su padre en Palma de Mallorca, cuando un ricachón descubre a la chica y quiere convertirla en una estrella, a cambio de alejarla de su padre. Entre tanto, Marisol conoce al Dúo Dinámico y se enamora de uno de ellos. Y hay números musicales tan kitsch y exquisitos como el de arriba.

'Las señoritas de Rochefort' (1967)

Y pasamos de un musical cañí español a uno francés, muy francés, pero rezumando amor por el musical de Hollywood. Sí, hablo de la deliciosa 'Las señoritas de Rochefort' del maestro Jacques Demy, uno de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos. Y por suerte, transcurre en verano, hay romances y encuentran un hueco en esta lista y por lo tanto, una buena excusa para recuperarla.

Aquí, Catherine Deneuve y Françoise Dorléac -su hermana en la vida real- dan vida a unas gemelas que dan clases de danza y música en la aburrida Rochefort -si véis la película, no es aburrida para nada-. Quieren irse a vivir a París y con el verano, llegan a la ciudad marineros, feriantes y demás, que despertarán las ansias de romance de las jóvenes. Comedia fresquita con números musicales exquisitos, colores, asesinatos y Gene Kelly, ahí lo digo todo.

'El Graduado' (1967)

Y aunque 'El Graduado' ('The Graduate', Mike Nichols) no es una película musical, sí tiene una canción que pasó a la historia: 'Mrs.Robinson' de Simon and Garfunkel, y sin duda la banda sonora ideal para el amor prohibido entre un joven y una mujer madura, a los que dieron vida Dustin Hoffman y Anne Bancroft.

Y es que claro, el verano para unos es sinónimo de descanso y para otros, de intentar decidir qué hacer con sus vidas. Es el caso del personaje de Hoffman, que regresa a casa de sus padres tras graduarse en la universidad. Y mientras sus padres quieren que salga con la hija de unos amigos, será la madre de ésta quien trate seducir al joven e inocente muchacho. Ya saben, el calor y la carne fresca.

'Grease' (1978)

Vale. Lo sé: 'Grease' no cuenta un romance veraniego, pero permitidme la licencia, porque si no hubiera sido por uno, uno de los musicales más míticos de los 70 no habría sucedido jamás. Y es que todo empieza cuando Sandy y Danny, dos adolecentes -interpretados por los treintañeros Olivia Newton John y John Travolta- se despiden tras haber vivido uno de esos ídilicos amores veraniegos, pensando que no volverán a verse.

¡Y qué equivocados estaban! Gracias al maravilloso destino cinematográfico, después del verano ella comenzará el curso en un nuevo instituto...¿y adivinad quién estudia también ahí? ¡Bingo! Lo demás es historia llena de gomina, descapotables, chicle y faldas con vuelo. Y de nada por el vídeo con la letra de 'Summer Nights', por si queréis marcaros un Sing'a'long'

'Pauline en la playa' (1983)

Y nos ponemos un poco más serios y volvemos al cine francés y uno de sus grandes cineastas, Éric Rohmer. Y como en todo su cine, en 'Pauline en la playa' ('Pauline à la plage'), parece que deje la cámara y las historias surgen de forma espontánea y orgánica ante ella. Y parece que no le fue mal, ya que la cinta le valió el Oso de Plata a la Mejor Dirección en la Berlinale de ese año.

De ritmo pausado -ya saben, rohmeriana- como el mejor de los veranos, en 'Pauline en la playa' conocemos Marion y su joven prima Pauline, pasan unas vacaciones en un balneario en Normandía. Allí, la primera se reencontrará con un viejo amor y la segunda, comenzará a descubrir lo que un buen amorío de verano puede dar de sí.

'Dirty Dancing' (1987)

Lo confieso. He visto 'Dirty Dancing' millones de veces, pero nunca me avergonzará decirlo y tengo la suerte de que, con los años, se ha convertido en una cinta de culto y manifiesto feminista. Y viene al pelo porque resulta que cuenta uno de los romances veraniegos más míticos y sensuales de los 80, porque quien no se haya sentido identificado alguna vez con Baby y ese "No dejaré que nadie te arrincone" que le dice Johnny Castle, está mintiendo.

En la cinta, Baby (Jennifer Gray), una recién graduada del instituto va a parar con sus padres y su hermana a un lugar de estos de vacaciones en los que solamente hay jubilados. Por suerte, entre los animadores del lugar hay un bailarín excesivamente atractivo (las niñas de los 80 te querremos siempre, Patrick Swayze) y sensible, que por azares del destino -siempre- tendrá que enseñar a bailar a Baby. Y claro, surge el amor.

'Mi chica' (1991)

Si nacistéis en los 80 y el comienzo de los 90 os pilló en plena infancia o entrando en la adolescencia, lo más propable es que el amor pre-adolescente de 'Mi chica' ('My Girl', Howard Zieff) os traumatizara para siempre. Y no os culpo, porque desde que la vi, mi gran temor son las abejas y avispas. Traumas infantiles a parte, la cinta que protagonizaron Anna Chlumsky y Macaulay Culkin, es ya todo un clásico del 'coming of age', del paso a la infancia a la adolescencia.

La cinta, básicamente, transcurre durante un verano en la vida de Vada, una niña hipocondríaca, que vive con un padre viudo director de una funeraria y pasa parte de su tiempo con su amigo Thomas, alérgico a todo. La niña comienza a sufrir los cambios de la adolescencia a la vez que su padre comienza una relación con su nueva empleada y su amigo y primer amor...bueno, no os lo cuento por si no la vistéis, pero...trauma.

'French Kiss' (1995)

A la pobre Meg Ryan la abandona su novio (Timothy Hutton) por una francesa y ésta afrontará su miedo a volar para viajar a Francia a recuperarlo. Claro, porque viajar a Francia en verano y pasar de París a la Costa Azul es toda una tortura, y mucho más, si conoces en el avión a un francés (o Kevin Kline) que se lleva entre manos negocios bastante chungos, en los que, sin duda, involucrará a la pobre Meg.

Pero no importa si en el fondo, ese francés caradura tiene su corazoncito -y sabe de vinos- y tratará de ayudar a Meg -vale, el personaje se llama Kate, pero ¿qué importa?- a recuperar a su novio. Y bueno, todos sabemos qué no lo hará. Y todo ello en un entorno de ensueño que va desde París, pasando por la campiña francesa y Niza. Todo muy encantador y entrañable. Ni tan mal, Meg.

Trilogía 'Antes del amanecer' (1995 - 2004 - 2013)

Sé que soy un poco pesada con la famosa trilogía de Richard Linklater, protagonizada por Ethan Hawke y Julie Delpy, pero ¿qué le vamos a hacer si son auténticas maravillas además de contener altas dosis de romanticismo sin alejarse nunca de la cruda realidad? Y sí, las tres transcurren en verano y sí, las tres incluyen historias de amor.

En 'Antes del amanecer' ('Before Sunrise', 1995), Jesse y Céline se conocían y vivían una intensa noche de verano en Viena. No se volverían a encontrar hasta 9 años después en 'Antes del atardecer' ('Before Sunset', 2004) y durante una calurosa tarde en París con final abierto. Y otros 9 años pasaron hasta que conocimos ¿el final? de su historia en una isla griega en 'Antes del anocheceder' ('Before Midnight,'2013)

'El Talento de Mr.Ripley' (1999)

Muchísimo más turbio es el romance veraniego que nos contó Anthony Minghella en 1999 en 'El talento de Mr. Ripley' ('The talented Mr. Ripley'), en un entorno y con un reparto de ensueño: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow y Matt Damon protagonizaron este thriller psicológico ambientada en la soleada Italia de los años 50.

Basada en la novela homónima de Patricia Highsmith, aquí, Matt Damon da vida a Ripley, un chaval de lo más corriente, que viaja a Italia para conseguir que el hijo de su jefe -el maravilloso Jude Law-, un vividor y ganador nato regrese a casa, por el que se sentirá rápidamente atraído. La cosa se lía de tal manera, que Ripley tratará de vengarse ante el rechazo suplantando la identidad del otro. Ambición, atracción y celos en la maravillosa Italia y con gente muy guapa. Porque sí, Cate Banchett también participa en la película.

'Y tu mamá también' (2001)

Ya lo he comentado más arriba, pero con el calorcito la sangre nos llega a todas partes menos a la cabeza y claro, si dos chavales saliendo de la adolescencia como Diego Luna y Gael García Bernal conocen a una mujer más mayor como Maribel Verdú y ésta acepta a unirse a un viaje en furgoneta con ellos, pues se puede liar considerablemente.

Ante la sorpresa de los chavales de que ella haya aceptado, tendrán que ingeniarselas para hacer el viaje y el resultado es una sexy road-trip que cambiara la forma de entender la vida de los tres. Por cierto, es el cuarto largometraje de Alfonso Cuarón, el segundo que rodó en castellano y el que le convirtió en uno de los jóvenes realizadores mexicanos de mayor proyección internacional. Lo demás, ya lo conocemos.

'Ma mère' (2005)

Sí, lo sé, puede que 'Ma mère' de Christophe Honoré cuente una historia de amor demasiado perversa e incestuosa. Pero es que, al fin y al cabo, es una historia de amor y transcurre en verano y su propuesta es lo suficientemente interesante para que os hable de ella y os la descubra, si no la conocéis, aunque que esté protagonizada por Isabelle Huppert y Louis Garrel ya debería ser suficiente.

En su segundo largometraje, Honoré cuenta las perturbadoras vavaciones de una madre y su hijo recién salido de la adolescencia en Mallorca. Él no necesita nada más que el afecto de su madre y ella, con tendencias autodestructivas introducirá a su hijo en el universo sado-masoquista para alcanzar el amor maternal absoluto. Sudor, sexo sucio, tríos e incesto en este perverso relato.

'500 días juntos' (2006)

Puede que lo que más me guste de '500 días juntos' ('500 Days of Summer', Marc Webb) es que no se trata de una comedia romántica al uso, sino que es todo lo contrario: desmitifica el amor romántico perfecto, pero sin llegar a hacer que lo odies. Y como todas las pelis de esta lista, parte de su trama ranscurre en verano, por no hablar del juego de palabras de su título origina que significa '500 días de verano', siendo Summer, además, el nombre de la protagonista.

En la cinta, Joseph Gordon-Levitt da vida a un joven que trabaja escribiendo cartas de felicitación y cree en el amor verdadero, mientras que Summer (Zooey Deschanel), dejó de creer en él cuando sus padres se divorciaron. Él caerá prendidamente enamorado de ella, ella de él no tanto, y éste tratará de reconstruir su relación par ver donde estuvo el problema y poder recuperarla.

'Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona' (2008)

No, no es la mejor película de Woody Allen ni de lejos, pero causó cierto revuelo en su momento por estar rodada en nuestro país y lógicamente, por reunir a nuestras dos estrellas más internacionales: Javier Bardem y Penélope Cruz. Además, es el claro ejemplo de lo que puede pasarle a dos americanas ingenuas que vienen de vacaciones a nuestro país: porque todos los hombres son tan pasionales como el personaje de Bardem y todas las mujeres están locas como el personaje de Cruz. Esto...no.

En la cinta, Vicky y Cristina, dos americanas, viajan de vacaciones a Barcelona. Mientras la primera es sensata y está apunto de casarse, la segunda busca todo tipo de aventuras. ¡Y vaya si las encuentra! Conocerá a un atractivo pintor con el que comenzará un romance...con él y con su inestable ex-mujer.

'Adventureland' (2009)

Greg Mottola dirigía en 2009 a Jesse Eisenberg y Kristen Stewart en 'Adventureland', una claro ejemplo de como un verano que no va a ser como esperabas puede convertirse en algo más o menos mejor -ahí, según las prioridades de cada uno-.

Así, en la cinta, estamos en el verano de 1987 y Eisenberg da vida a un recién graduado en la universidad, que al terminar el curso decide ir a recorrer Europa en sus vacaciones, para después empezar Periodismo en la Universidad de Columbia. Pero sus problemas económicos se lo impedirán, y terminará trabajando en 'Adventureland', donde conocerá a la enigmática Emily.

'Primos' (2011)

Si te dejan plantado en el altar, la cosa más lógica que puedes hacer a continuación es ir al pueblo donde pasaste los veranos de tu infancia para recuperar a tu amor de adolescencia. Lo normal. Por suerte, todo vale en el cine y ¡menos mal! Porque con 'Primos', Daniel Sánchez Arévalo filmó su mejor y más entrañable comedia.

Así, Quim Gutiérrez y sus primos Raúl Arévalo y Adrián Lastra viajan a Comillas (Cantabria), en plenas fiestas de verano, para que el primero se reencuentre con Inma Cuesta, su primer gran amor. Entre hortalizas, canciones de los Backstreet Boys, verbenas y ferias de pueblo, transcurre este(os) divertido(s) y entrañable(s) romance(s).

'Moonrise Kingdom' (2012)

Y otro verano retro, pero esta vez de 1965 y reproducido bajo la fascinante y mágina mirada de Wes Anderson, lo que implica que 'Moonrise Kingdom' es, sin duda, una cinta de lo más especial, con campamento de verano incluído y una apuesta visual casi, casi, convertida en icónica.

Sam y Suzy se conoce en un campamento de verano, donde los niños pre-adolescentes pasan el día haciendo todo tipo de actividades y viviendo mil aventuras. Pero Sam y Suzy se han enamorado y planearán una escapada para poder vivir juntos y a su manera, fuera de el universo estricto paternal.

'Un jeune poète' (2014)

Aunque creo que no se ha estrenado en España, si alguna vez os topáis con 'Un jeune poète' (Damien Manivel), ni lo dudéis. Y es que me ha parecido oportuno hablaros de ella porque es una cinta interesantísima sobre madurar, las ambiciones -y pretensiones- de la juventud y encontrar el lugar de uno en el mundo. Y claro está, porque transcurre en verano y hay un romance, que para eso hemos venido.

En la cinta, el pobre Rémi sueña con ser poeta y fascinar al mundo con sus versos y por ello, viaja en soledad a la calurosa ciudad de Sète, en el sur de Francia, con lapicero y cuaderno para buscar la inspiración y escribir poemas maravillosos. Rémi lo intenta con todas sus fuerzas, hasta que se enamora de una joven y podrá, por fin, escribir algo. Lo mejor de la cinta, son los penosos intentos de Rémi de ser bohemio. Mucho postureo, vamos.

'Kiki, el amor se hace' (2016)

En su tercer largometrjae como director, Paco León habla de todo tipo de filias sexuales extrañas y como no podía ser de otra forma, asocia el sexo con el verano. Porque en el Madrid que nos muestra León en 'Kiki, el amor se hace', hae mucho calor y parece que esto hace aumentar el deseo sexual de sus habitantes y despierta sus más oscuras -y raras- filias.

Una película coral, muy veraniega y colorida y que a ritmo de pop es toda una oda a la diferencia, a la liberación sexual y claro está, al amor veraniego.


          Beyond Inauthentic Opposition   
The really critical thing,” the great American radical historian Howard Zinn once sagely wrote, “isn't who's sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in—in the streets, in the cafeterias, in the halls of government, in the factories. Who is protesting, who is occupying offices and demonstrating—those are the things that determine what happens." However you vote (and I honestly don’t know that my head could ever make my right hand mark a ballot for a Democrat again), the act takes two minutes once every two or four years. What do you do with the rest of your political life? More
          Madeline Kunin and Edgar May   
Former Vermont Governor Madeline Kunin and her brother Edgar May talk about their first day in America.
          Scott Krokoff - Realizations & Declarations, Vol. 2 Tour 2017   
Scott Krokoff - Realizations & Declarations, Vol. 2 Tour 2017 Der New Yorker Scott Krokoff verbindet Elemente von Folk Rock & Country Pop zu einer fesselnden Spielart des Americana. Sein aktuelles Album „Realizations & Declarations, Vol. 2“, erhielt begeisterte Kritiken für seine "anmutigen Geschichten von Moral und Beharrlichkeit“. (The Vinyl

          The Pursuit of Happiness   
There are no peasants in America: thousands and then millions arrived from Europe and Asia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the pursuit of happiness, but they were quickly consumed within the maw of industrial capitalism. They no longer toiled for their own subsistence while transferring their agricultural surplus to their landlord as they had in their homelands More
          A Fourth of July Like You’ve Never Seen It Before   
This year, sit back with your favorite beverage or herb, prop up your feet and open your head to consider Independence Day in a whole new way. A historically critical article about the American Revolution would typically discuss how the democratic promises of the Declaration were left hanging at war’s end, followed by a decidedly More
          The American Way of War   
The most striking fact about the United States of America is not its supposed founding principles — more often lauded than observed — but how often “the greatest country on earth” has waged war. If we count wars against internal “enemies” (i.e., the Indians), covert foreign wars, and aid to other states’ aggressive external and More
          Cuba: From Machistas Leninistas to Educating Homophobes   
I’m a dialectic dope I’m all confused on carnal relations. Can a Bolsheviki wikki wakki wikki? What’s the party line We need a party line Who’s got the party line on love? From the American song: “What’s The Party Line On Love” * * The American Communist song from the 1930s made fun of the More
          America Needs Service Workers, And They Need Health Care   
Our country is founded on a myth that anyone can succeed so long as they work hard. That’s the story of Alexander Hamilton that has swept Broadway: how a “bastard orphan” can become “a hero and a scholar.” According to the lyrics he did it by working harder, being smarter, and being a self-starter. If More
          American Dream Cars Of The 1960S Take To The Fairway   
Stargazers with dreams too big for a small town often pack their bags and head for one city: Hollywood. Legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield is a man who had very big dreams, but not for himself. His aspiration was to create a futuristic, aluminum-bodied custom automobile.

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          The Fire Burns, the Cauldron Bubbles   
America serves up its news in a cauldron from hell, or so it sometimes seems. The fragments are all simmering in the same juice: bombs and drones and travel bans, slashed health care, police shootings, the Confederate flag. Double, double, toil and trouble . . . Suddenly I’m thinking about the statues of Confederate generals More
          The Anarchist Truth of the Reborn Social Soul   
“Perhaps life is not the black, unutterably beautiful, mysterious and lonely thing the creative artist tends to think of it as being; but it is certainly not the sunlit playpen in which so many Americans lose first their identities and then their minds.”                                              More
          Two Black Man Films   
Both of these award-winning new releases are exclusively acted by Black Americans and could be seen as slices of African American life. Each focuses on the life of a man, the life of an individual that’s offered to us with such a high level of acting that the black in the story disappears. I have More
          Review: Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses”   
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was known as the Negro Moses because of his plans to take African-Americans back to Africa. Garvey’s life (he was born in Jamaica) and his attempts to start a shipping line to repatriate American Negroes is a sad story of hopes squashed because of Garvey’s limited skills for implementing his plan—plus the More
          La soul music   
Negli anni Sessanta il movimento per i diritti civili scosse l’America intera. Martin Luther King guidò il popolo afroamericano in una grande marcia verso la libertà. E allo stesso tempo si mise in marcia anche la musica afroamericana, dando vita ad un’ondata, quella del soul, che ha segnato in maniera indelebile il decennio. Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, sono solo alcune delle personalità straordinarie emerse in quella travolgente stagione musicale, che verrà ricostruita nel nuovo appuntamento di “Lezioni di Rock” da Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo.
          Common Cause, Democrats urge Maryland not to comply with Trump election data request   

A government watchdog group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland urged state election officials on Friday to refuse to comply with a data request made by the Trump administration as part of an investigation into the integrity of elections.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election...


          Baltimore steam pipe explosion damaged 33 vehicles, leaving frustrated car owners   

The steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore damaged 33 vehicles last week — and sprayed cancer-causing asbestos onto several cars.

Veolia North America, the company that manages the city's 15-mile network of steam pipes, is still investigating what caused the explosion. In the meantime, frustrated...


          Bruce Springsteen e il rock americano degli anni Settanta   
Mentre in Inghilterra il progressive spingeva il rock verso le contaminazioni con la musica classica e il jazz, negli Usa le chitarre elettriche continuavano a dominare la scena e un giovanotto del New Jersey provava a rimettere “on the road” i sogni e le passioni di una generazione, Bruce Springsteen e la sua E Street Band. E’ un rock dalle mille facce e dai mille suoni, che cerca la sua anima e la sua strada, quello che racconteranno Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo in questo nuovo appuntamento di “Lezioni di Rock”.
          Bruce Springsteen. Bob Marley e il reggae   
Nella prima parte si concluderà la lezione su "Bruce Springsteen" iniziata domenica 9 aprile, nella seconda parte si parlerà di Bob Marley e il reggae. Ospite della lezione Carlo Massarini. Il reggae, lo ska e il rock. Un rapporto importante, straordinario, l’unico che il rock abbia mai avuto con una musica nata al di fuori dell’universo angloamericano, in maniera così profonda e duratura. E’ un rapporto nato nei primi anni Sessanta, quando i Mods inglesi decisero che la musica dei deejay giamaicani era quella che più si adattava al loro stile. E che divenne fondamentale alla metà degli anni Settanta con il successo della prima grande star del terzo mondo, il re del reggae Bob Marley. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagneranno nell’isola della musica, la Giamaica.
          Owner of Frederick Douglass property incorporates Baltimore history, African-American artwork to continue abolitionist's legacy   

After years of living away from his native Baltimore, Gregory Morton was looking for a hometown haven. Little did he know that his search would lead to a property so filled with history that he would be proud to share it with the world.

Today, home for the 35-year-old Morton is 524 S. Dallas St....


          Camden Yards a finalist for Reader's Digest's 'Nicest Place in America'   

Camden Yards celebrated its 25th birthday in April, but the ballpark might be in line for some belated recognition next week.

The home of the Orioles recently was named one of 10 finalists for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Place in America.” Rock Hall, in Kent County, also was nominated.

“Let’s get...


          Neil Young - Zuma   
Il titolo è “Zuma” ed è uno dei dischi più particolari del grande repertorio di Neil Young, il “loner” della musica rock americana, il padre del “grunge”, amato dalle giovani generazioni. “Zuma” è un disco di melodie romantiche e canzoni rock, brani che raccontano la vita e poesie che scavano nell’anima. E “Cortez the killer” è il cuore del disco, un brillante esempio di come la storia possa essere raccontata sull’onda del suono di una chitarra elettrica. Un piccolo viaggio nei suoni degli anni Settanta illustrato da Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo.
          Paul Simon - Graceland    
Il rock ha combattuto molte battaglie. Di certo ne ha vinta una, quella contro l’apartheid in Sudafrica. Una battaglia che ha combattuto appoggiando in ogni momento Nelson Mandela e l’African National Congress, sostenendo la lotta con migliaia di concerti e manifestazioni in tutto il mondo, e con alcuni dischi memorabili. Quando Paul Simon incise “Graceland” l’apartheid era ancora in vigore. Simon ruppe l’embargo che isolava il regime di Pretoria dal resto del mondo e andò a suonare con i migliori musicisti sudafricani, realizzando uno dei più memorabili album che la storia del rock abbia mai visto, canzoni profondamente americane che incontravano i ritmi e le armonie dell’Africa. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo raccontano come nacque quello straordinario disco nel nuovo appuntamento di “Lezioni di Rock”.
          Nirvana – Nevermind   
L’ultima grande esplosione del rock, l’ultima fiammata di passione e energia, l’ultimo segno del millennio che si avviava alla conclusione. Si intitolava “Nevermind” e portava all’attenzione del mondo i sentimenti, la rabbia, le ansie, le gioie e le paure della “generazione x”. Il grunge dei Nirvana, nato nei club di Seattle aveva fatto la sua rivoluzione nel mondo della musica e il mito di Kurt Cobain,cantante della band, si consumava tra le note di “Smells like a teen spirit”, e delle altre canzoni di “Nevermind” che arrivò come un ciclone a rinnovare in maniera radicale la scena del rock americano. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagneranno nelle strade del rock degli anni Novanta, tra gli slogan del “popolo di Seattle”, tra le “information highways” e l’era di Bill Clinton, per raccontare uno degli album più belli e appassionanti della storia del rock, nel nuovo appuntamento di “Lezioni di Rock”.
          TUNE IN: Athlete with Parkinson's Jimmy Choi Becomes an American Ninja Warrior   
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          This is how much American parents spend on their kids’ education   
The U.S. is not the worst when it comes to the high cost of school and college.

          BookWatch: Baby boomers ruined America, according to this Generation X author   
New book argues their ‘sociopathic’ tendencies are to blame for climate change, and that’s just for starters.

          Charlie Parker - Ornithology   
Charlie Parker, ovvero uno dei più grandi personaggi della storia del jazz, una delle leggende della musica afroamericana. Anzi. Charlie Parker e Dizzy Gillespie, una coppia che nel giro di pochi anni è riuscita a rivoluzionare, è proprio il termine giusto, la musica afroamericana, il jazz. E non solo il jazz, perché il bebop, quella vertiginosa accelerazione che Parker e Gillespie impongono al jazz, diventa una bomba nelle sottoculture giovani dell’epoca, accendendo lo stile di vita di una intera generazione, da un capo all’altro dell’oceano. Ornithology è una delle composizioni più celebri di Parker, ed è uno dei cuori delle registrazioni del periodo d’oro del sassofonista assieme a Gillespie, con A Night in Tunisia, Koko, e molte altre. “Lezioni di rock” si sposta nel territorio del jazz, presentando uno dei dischi senza i quali è impossibile vivere, un album che raccoglie alcune delle più belle registrazioni di Parker nel periodo 1945-1947. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo ripercorrono con voi le strade del bebop domenica 14 Dicembre alle 11 al Teatrostudio.
          Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now   
La più grande voce femminile della musica soul, è senza dubbio Aretha Franklin. Cinquant’anni di carriera, una sequela di successi interminabile, un percorso artistico che è riuscito a comprendere il gospel e il soul, l’hip hop e la dance, la grande canzone americana e il rock, interpretati dalla grande cantante americana con il suo inconfondibile stile. “Aretha Now” è uno degli album chiave della sua storia, un disco che contiene gli elementi importanti della tradizione e le chiavi di volta per comprendere il futuro della black music.
          AWEA statement on White House Energy Week   
The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on President Trump’s Energy Week remarks: “We support President Trump’s strategic vision to seek American energy dominance. The wind industry — America’s largest source of renewable energy capacity — stands ready to do our part implementing the President’s vision … Continue reading AWEA statement on White House Energy Week
          Neil Young - Harvest   
“Harvest” è uno dei grandi capolavori della musica americana del Novecento, è un album in cui Neil Young, senza dubio alcuno, dimostra la sua grandezza come autore e interprete e, al tempo stesso, dimostra la maturità alla quale il rock, all’alba degli anni Settanta, era arrivato. “Harvest” è un disco magico ed unico, nel quale una generazione che aveva sognato di cambiare il mondo fa i conti, amaramente, con i propri fallimenti. Ma al tempo stesso il “raccolto” è ricco di ulteriori speranze, di passioni ed amori, di futuro e di sogni. “Harvest” è il disco di maggior successo di Neil Young, l’album che lo ha portato ancora più in alto, nell’olimpo dei grandi cantautori. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagneranno alla riscoperta di un disco memorabile, di una collezione di canzoni praticamente perfetta, canzoni da non consumare.
          My Parents still reside in Ojuelegba – Wizkid   
Wn a recent interview with Realfm in America, Nigerian music artiste, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, has revealed that his parents are still living in the ghetto, because they refuse to move to Lekki. The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer who has been doing media rounds for his extended play (EP) “Sounds From […]
          Here Are All the Marathons Happening This July Fourth Weekend   
While you gear up for a day of fireworks, BBQ and American pride, don't forget to flip on the TV for some well-earned relaxation time this Fourth of July weekend. For those of you planning to stay indoors as much as possible, we recommend catching up on Game of Thronesbefore Season 7 [...]
          The Band   
Curioso nome per una band quello di The Band. Ma la singolarità della formazione composta da Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson e Levon Helm non si ferma qui. Sono stati la band di Bob Dylan, hanno scritto capolavori assoluti della musica americana, hanno venduto milioni di copie eppure non si sono mai trasformati in star. Anzi, quando hanno capito che il mondo della musica era cambiato e che la loro avventura creativa stava volgendo al termine, hanno deciso di chiudere la ditta. Con un leggendario concerto, The Last Waltz, filmato da Martin Scorsese, al quale hanno partecipato molti dei grandi del rock, da Bob Dylan a Neil Young, da Van Morrison a Joni Mitchell.
          Arte, poesia e surf: Beach Boys   
Cinquant’anni fa nasceva un piccolo grande mito: il surf. Arrivato negli Stati Uniti all'inizio del secolo, il surf non è solo uno sport che evoca un senso d'audacia e libertà ma un mito, ancora oggi intatto e fortissimo, esaltato da film come “_Un mercoledì da leoni_” di John Milius, “_Apocalypse Now_” di Francis Ford Coppola o quel piccolo capolavoro che è “_Endless summer_”, l'estate senza fine di Bruce Brown. O più ancora da “_Point Break_”, il gioiello di Katherine Bigelow, dove la ricerca dell'onda perfetta assume connotati addirittura esistenziali. Cinquant’anni fa i Beach Boys iniziavano la loro straordinaria carriera musicale, un percorso sonoro che li ha portati ad essere gli avversari americani dei Beatles, i profeti della surf music, i poeti della California hippy e molto altro ancora.
          Electro: il suono degli anni 90   
All’alba degli anni 90 il rock muore ancora una volta, con la grande esplosione del grunge americano. E a dominare la scena arrivano una serie di band che abbandonano le chitarre, preferiscono i computer e le tastiere ma recuperano in pieno la forza, l’energia, l’elettricità del rock migliore. E’ l’Inghilterra a dettare legge, con un suono elettronico, figlio degli anni 80, della club culture, della dance, mescolato però con nuovi sentimenti, grandi emozioni e straordinarie invenzioni creative: la rivoluzione dell’electro-rock degli anni 90, che cambierà i connotati alla musica britannica.
          Bob Dylan, i tre anni della leggenda    
Tra il 1964 e il 1966 il mondo visse una "rivoluzione" della quale ancora oggi portiamo i segni. Una rivoluzione culturale di proporzioni straordinarie, nella quale alcuni personaggi del mondo della musica hanno giocato un ruolo essenziale. Primo fra tutti Bob Dylan che, arrivato a New York seguendo le strade del folk, scopre l'elettricità e cambia il corso della musica e della storia americana. Una "lezione di rock" incentrata su quei tre favolosi anni in cui Bob Dylan scrisse alcune delle sue più belle e memorabili canzoni.
          US consumer spending rises modestly in May   
Americans enjoyed a healthy increase in income last month but didn't spend much of the gain.
          Omnishambles   

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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:

After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.

More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.

David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:

Trump defies our theory of mind because he appears to lack a coherent, persistent self or worldview. He is a raging fire of need, protected and shaped by a lifetime of entitlement, with the emotional maturity and attention span of a 6-year-old, utterly unaware of the long-term implications of his actions. ... Politicos and journalists need a story in which Trump’s stumbling and grasping can be construed as a savvy media strategy, a “distraction” from some other wrongdoing he has going on, or a “pivot” from his current omnishambles. Those are all versions of political maneuvering with which they are familiar. They need for Trump to want things, to be after things, to have a plan. ... But there’s no there there.

CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series.   

Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.

Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:

This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.  

Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:

I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now. 

Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.

In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian. 

CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”

South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.) 

Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.  

Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago. 

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          Tamera Mowry   

birthday : 1978-07-06
nick : Thing 2
birthname : Tamera Darvette Mowry
sign : Cancer
hometown : Gelhausen, West Germany

Introduction

Tamera Mowry is a clone of her sister, Tia Mowry. She was created as a part of the WB's now defunct genetics division which ended in the late 1970s.

Life Story

See: Tia Mowry

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Tamera was born in Gelhausen, West Germany. Her parents are Darlene Flowers, who managed her children's careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy Mowry, who was in the armed services and later became a police officer in California.Her mother is African American and her father is Italian-American; the two met in high school in Miami and both joined the military. She is older than her twin sister, Tia, (by two minutes), brother Tavior Mowry and brother Tahj Mowry, who starred in television's "Smart Guy." Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious", as ...

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          Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008   

Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008

Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008

Reads: Atari shall have no liability or responsibility to a purchaser or any other person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by any game sold by Atari or Others. This includes, but is not limited to, any interruption of service, loss of business, loss of information or that which is rendered inaccurate, or loss of anticipated profits OR ANY OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF SUCH GAMES OR PROGRAMS even if Atari has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Atari shall have no obligation to enhance or update ANY UNIT once manufactured. WARRANTY LIMITATIONS ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, ARE HEREBY LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. Since some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal righrs and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICE If you purchased your unit from an Atari retailer who provides full repair service, you may return it to that retailer for repair. Contact your full service retailer for repair cost and service information. If your retailer is unable to provide the Out-of Warranty Repair Service you require, you may contact Atari Corporation as follows: Atari Corporation Post Office Box 61657 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1657 Atari, the Atari logo, Lynx, 2600, 7800, and XE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Corporation. Game Boy is a trademark and Nintendo is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc. NEC is a trademark of NEC. Sega is a registered trademark of Sega Enterprises, Inc, a CSK Company.


          TELEGAMES Qix for the Atari Lynx - 10.24.2008   

TELEGAMES Qix for the Atari Lynx - 10.24.2008

TELEGAMES Qix for the Atari Lynx - 10.24.2008

Telegames Qix Copyright 1991 Licensed from Taito America Corp.


          In Texas, green builders fill a climate leadership gap - Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com   
The U.S. president missed a leadership opportunity by pulling America out of the global race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. Green Building Council president has picked up the baton.
          Forgery, Canon, and Digital Humanities at #AARSBL17   
The Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion conferences in November have their schedules available at least in draft form, and so I thought I would share a little about the...

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          Atari Lynx Qix Cartridge - 10.24.2008   

Atari Lynx Qix Cartridge - 10.24.2008

Atari Lynx Qix Cartridge - 10.24.2008

Game Cartridge: QIX for the Atari Lynx. Reads: QIX (TM) Licensed from Taito America Corp. All rights reserved. LX102. Made in China


          New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species - Environmental News Network - Spotlight   
Poaching, illegal fishing and deforestation are threatening more than quarter of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, according to a report by the WWF  (World Wide Fund for Nature) — and the consequences are not just environmental.The report states that 18 out of the 50 threatened sites are in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama and Peru. It also says the number could be higher because the illegal extraction of species in the region — a business with annual profits of almost US$ 2 billion — is not as well studied as it is in Africa or Asia.
          Atari Lynx Pac-Land Game Cartridge - 10.24.2008   

Atari Lynx Pac-Land Game Cartridge - 10.24.2008

Atari Lynx Pac-Land Game Cartridge - 10.24.2008

Game cart: Pac-Land for the Atari Lynx. Reads: TM and C 1984, Namco Ltd and Namco America, Inc. All RIghts Reserved. PA2059 Made in China.


          The Corsair for the Night Watcher   
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          Easy 4th of July Outfit Idea   

It’s time to bust out the sparklers and get patriotic with an easy 4th of July outfit idea. If you want to get into the spirit of America’s fourth of...

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          Ben Davis   

Phillies broadcaster, Ben Davis joins the morning show to talk about the Phillies, America, hunting and barbeque!


          Intel Launches $4.5 Million HBCU Grant Program to Keep African American Students in STEM   
Florida A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University and Tuskegee University were selected for Intel's new $4.5 million grant program that seeks to keep African American students in STEM pathways in college.
          The Largest of the Setters: Beauty, Brains and Birdsense   

The largest of the setters is also the heaviest, most heavily coated, and most methodical worker of the setters, as well as the rarest, but the Gordon Setter is no stranger in American history.  The first Gordon Setters to set foot in America were a pair imported in 1842 from the Gordon Castle kennels by George […]

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          More employers promoting financial wellness among employees   

Surveys show employees' money angst hurts productivity

By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
June 29, 2017

PhotoAfter several high-profile and well-paid professional athletes retired from their sport in near-bankruptcy, leagues began providing rookies with some financial coaching in addition to