Front Office Clerk - Dolce La Hulpe Brussels Hotel, Belgium - Wyndham Hotel Group - La Hulpe   
I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotel Group where Wyndham Hotel...
Van Wyndham - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:10:14 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in La Hulpe
          TMF Specialist - inVentiv Health - Waver   
If you are enthusiastic to join the team, please don’t hesitate and contact our recruiters. TMF specialist – Wavre, Belgium....
Van Indeed - Tue, 16 May 2017 14:33:32 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Waver
          Consulting Lead Recruiter - KEYRUS BIOPHARMA - Lasne   
Keyrus Biopharma is looking for an energetic and motivated Consulting Lead Recruiter to lead the recruiting activities for its Belgium Site – Consulting...
Van Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:21:54 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Lasne
          Elise Dallemange: Thai police reopen case of dead Belgium backpacker amid cover-up allegations   
Seven tourists have died in mysterious circumstances on the island in the last three years
          Paintings That Bear the Scars of War   
An art exhibition in Belgium pays tribute to the Parisian art dealer Paul Rosenberg.
          Aborted: : Premiere Title Track From New EP, "Bathos", out Friday, July 7   
ABORTED have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming two-track EP, "Bathos", due out via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on July 7, 2017. A very fine example of ABORTED's development from a Belgium death metal underground act to one of the most influential and most consistent extreme metal acts today, take a listen to "Bathoss" streaming in the static video below:
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          Clinical Project Manager Opportunity, Growing International CRO, Belgium– Office/Homebased, up to €65,000 P/A + Company Car   
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000 (GBP)
Benefits: Up to €65,000 P/A + Bonus + Benefits + Car
Location: Belgium, Belgium - Home/Office Based
Company: Meet
Posted: 30 June 2017 17:30:48
Expiry: 30 July 2017 17:26:28
          1/72 Fouga CM.170 Magister   
1/72 Fouga CM.170 MagisterThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Scale: 1:72
Skill: 2
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 56
Dimensions (mm): L139 x W167

Designed and produced in France in 1956, the Magister became the world?s first jet powered basic trainer to enter military service. Made distinctive by its ?butterfly? tail unit it quickly gained widespread acceptance with orders coming from Belgium and Austria while licenced production also took place for the German, Finnish and Israeli Air Forces.

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          세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008   

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008(UCI Road World Championships 2008)은, 2008년 9월 23일부터 9월 28일까지, 이탈리아바레이제로 개최되었다.

 ←  세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008  → 
이탈리아의 기 이타리바레이제
레이스 상세
개최일 2008년 9월 22일~9월 28일
레이스 결과
우승 이탈리아의 기 알렉산드로・밧란(남자 로드)
독일의 기 벨트・그라프슈(남자 ITT)
영국의 기 니콜・쿡(여자 로드)
아메리카 합중국의 기 엠버・네 벤(여자 ITT)
콜롬비아의 기 파비오・두아르테(남자 U23 로드)
이탈리아의 기 아드리아노・마로리(남자 U23ITT)




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전결과

남자 엘리트 개인 로드 레이스

9월 28일(일)260.25 km
선수명 국적 시간
  알렉산드로・밧란   이탈리아 6시간 37분 30초
2 타미아노・쿠네고   이탈리아 +03초
3 마티・치우침 쉘   덴마크
4 다비데・레벳린   이탈리아
5 앤드 리・그리후코   우크라이나
6 호아킨・로드리게스   스페인
7 화비언・베크만   독일
8 크리스티앙・환 베르거   오스트리아
9 닉・뉴이엔스   벨기에
10 로베르토・헤이신크   네델란드
11 유르헨・팬호-렌   벨기에
12 토마스・르브크비스트   스웨덴
13 크리스안켈・세렌센   덴마크 +06초
14 앗산・바자이에후   카자흐스탄 +58초
15 필립・질 베일   벨기에
16 크리스티 얀・파이트   슬로베니아 +1분 01초
17 후레후・판아베르마트   벨기에
18 고라즈드・슈탄게리   슬로베니아
19 제로므・피노   프랑스 +1분 13초
20 블라디미르・카르페트   러시아
77 신성행야   일본 +22분 50초
도중 기권 이노우에 남자 아이   일본
도중 기권 노데라 히데노리   일본

남자 엘리트 타임 트라이얼

9월 25일(목)43.70 km
선수명 국적 시간
  벨트・그라프슈   독일 52분 01초 60
2 스베인・타후트   캐나다 +42초 79
3 데이비드・자브린스키   아메리카 합중국 +52초 27
4 리바이・라이프하이마   아메리카 합중국 +1분 05초 42
5 그스타브・랄슨   스웨덴 +1분 05초 84
6 스테인・데보르델   벨기에 +1분 15초 41
7 토니・말틴   독일 +1분 16초 26
8 야네스・브라이코비치   슬로베니아 +1분 25초 16
9 데이비드・미러   영국 +1분 25초 26
10 실반・샤바넬   프랑스 +1분 25초 82
11 블라디미르・그세후   러시아 +1분 27초 13
12 마이클・로쟈스   오스트레일리아 +1분 33초 32
13 마르코・피놋티   이탈리아 +1분 34초 12
14 마누엘・쿠인트아트   이탈리아 +1분 36초 79
15 셀게이・곤챠르   우크라이나 +1분 38초 00
16 호세・이반・구티에레스   스페인 +1분 54초 63
17 마테이・유르코   슬로바키아 +1분 58초 00
18 바시리・키리엔카  
          Regulatory Affairs Director with a Global Top 20 Biotech company - Team leading or GRL role covering EU & FDA Liaison and Strategy - Brussels    
Salary: Negotiable (GBP)
Benefits: On Application
Location: Belgium, BELGIUM with Relo
Company: Advanced Regulatory (UK & Europe)
Posted: 30 June 2017 10:57:50
Expiry: 30 July 2017 10:48:26
          Senior Clinical Study Manager/Study Leader – Niche Biotech - Belgium   
Salary: Competitive (GBP)
Benefits:
Location: Belgium,
Company: Barrington James Clinical
Posted: 30 June 2017 09:46:27
Expiry: 30 July 2017 09:43:01
          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.

The post Retaliation: Google Could Show Juncker’s Search History appeared first on Daily Squib.


          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

Reports and Intelligence adds a new report titled, “Global Plastic Headgear Market to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries”

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a new report titled, "Global Plastic Headgear Market to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries" which is a useful piece of information for the global players in the plastic headgear market. The report provides a comprehensive analysis on the market trends, size, forecast and growth of the overall plastic headgear market.

Browse complete report at:
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/global-plastic-headgear-to-2017-size-growth-and-forecasts-in-nearly-70-countries-market

Report provides the market share of plastic headgears in the overall global market and further segments the plastic headgear market on the basis of product. The product segment includes Safety headgear and other headgears of plastic.

Analysis in the report is based on 2006-2012 market data and the report forecasts the global market till the year 2017, which provides insightful market information for the investors, sales, marketing & product managers and analysts in an accessible and well presented format.

The report covers the following topics:

-Global Market size
-Market growth rate
-Market segmentation on the basis of products
-Growth rate of each product segment
-Market forecasts

See similar report: Spirit Markets in the Top 5 European Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/spirit-in-the-top-5-european-countries-to-2018-size-trends-and-forecasts-market

Report covers the following geographical regions:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

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          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

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

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/12/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in different countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

Get detailed report at: http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/vaccines-global-package-market

These market studies answer to questions such as:
- What is the size of the vaccine markets in different countries around the world?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vietnam

Similar report
Global Dialysis Market (Types, Products and Services, End-users and Geography): http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/dailysis-market

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Sona Padman
International Accounts Manager
Reports And Intelligence
Telephone: 617-674-4143
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          SAP BC Consultant Senior - Computer Futures Solutions NV - Belgium   
Voor een van onze klanten, een gereputeerd consultancy bedrijf met een sterke focus op SAP, ben ik op zoek naar een expert SAP BC consultant. Als Senior SAP consultant kom je terecht in een team waar je met je expertise enerzijds projecten tot een goed einde kan brengen. Anderzijds krijg je de mogelijkheid als coach de meer junior consultants te begeleiden in hun implementatierol. Functierol Als senior SAP BC consultant ben je expert en breng je implementaties tot een goed einde...
          Eating the Globe: Syria   

I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
           Tour de France Stages    
July 1_Stage One: Duesseldorf, Germany, individual time trial (14km-8.7 miles)July 2_Stage Two: Duesseldorf to Liege, Belgium, flat (203.5-126.4)July 3_Stage...
           Emirati princesses trafficking conviction sends "strong signal" but impunity prevails: experts    
By Anna Pujol-MazziniLONDON, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The conviction of eight Emirati princesses in Belgium on human trafficking charges for...
          Personal Protective Equipment Market by Type (Hands & Arm Protection, Protective Clothing, Foot & Leg Protection, Respiratory Protection, Head Protection), End-Use Industry (Manufacturing, Construction, Oil & Gas, Healthcare) - Global Forecast to 2022..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets   
The global personal protective equipment market was valued at USD 42.67 Billion in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 58.34 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2017 to 2022. The major factor restraining the growth of the personal protective equipment market is the increased automation in end-use industries. Automated processes in industries and construction sites require fewer workers and result in a decreased use of personal protective equipment. Some of the key players in the personal protective equipment market are 3M Co. (US), MSA Safety Inc. (US), Ansell Limited (US), Honeywell International Inc. (US), E I du Pont de Nemours and Co. (US), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), Lakeland Industries, Inc. (US), Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. (Canada), Sioen Industries NV (Belgium), and Radians, Inc. (US), among others....
          For sale - Vintage 1970s wrestling singlet Red M Logo olympic... - Auction   

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          Luzsicza Lajos : Vasútállomás - Jelenlegi ára: 15 000 Ft   
(FK3498)
Cégünk Magyarország egyik legnagyobb kínálatú internetes festménykereskedését üzemelteti.
Ezernél is több festményt illetve képet kínál a galériánk folyamatosan.
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Minden darabot gondosan megtisztítunk, az összes keretet felújíttatjuk, képeinket újra kereteztetjük.
Képeink azonnal ajándékba adható illetve falra akasztható állapotban vannak.
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Minden kép eredetiségére a kínálatunkban élettartam- és pénz-visszafizetési garanciát vállalunk.
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Nyugodtan rendeljen postai úton is, csomagolásunkat rendkívül körültekintő és precíz csapat végzi.
Minden galériánkban vásárolt kép után számlát, igény esetén garancialevelet állítunk ki.
Kérem nézze meg a további hatalmas festménykínálatunkat.
A kép mérete: 29 x 38, 5 cm keret nélkül. Készült: rézkarc (foltmaratás), Papír
A kép Luzsicza Lajos (Érsekújvár, 1920) alkotása. Jelezve jobbra lent "Luzsicza Lajos (ceruzával)"
A festmény jó állapotban van. Keret: Ép
További alkotásokat tekinthet meg a művésztől ide kattintva!
ÁRUIM ZÖME ANTIK ÉS RÉGI TÁRGYAKBÓL ÁLL.
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELI LEHETŐSÉG BUDAPESTEN (IX. ) ILLETVE SZEGEDEN!
 
Szállítás
Termékeinket az MPL futárszolgálattal küldjük! Terjedelmes tárgyaink szállításában külön díjazás mellett tudunk segíteni! Szállítási módok az alábbiak szerint alakulnak
 
Személyes átvétel Budapest IX.
 
 
Személyes átvétel Szeged
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
 
 
Fizetés
A vételár és szállítási költség kiegyenlítésére az alábbi lehetőségeket biztosítjuk
 
Személyes átvételkor készpénzben
 
 
Banki átutalás
 
 
Utánvét
 
 
Paypal (MasterCard, Visa)
 
 
Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
Személyes átvétel
1-5 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
2-3 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
1-3 munkanap
 
Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II.
Festő. 1940-47 között a budapesti Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke volt, majd Tatabányán működött, mint rajztanár, megalakította és vezette a Tatabányai Képzőművészeti Szabadiskolát. Az 1950-es években a Művelődési Minisztérium képzőművészeti osztályán dolgozott, oktatott a Budapesti Pedagógiai Főiskolán, több éven át a Műcsarnok igazgatójaként dolgozott. Húsz éven keresztül a Magyar Képzőművészek és Iparművészek Szövetségének területi (vidéki) titkára volt. 1960-tól önálló alkotói munkásságot folytat. Alapítója, szervezője a dunaszerdahelyi Kortárs Magyar Galériának, a Magyar Festők Társaságának tagja. Számos nyugat- és kelet-európai országban járt tanulmányúton. 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, több vidéki városban, a Felvidéken, Németországban, Svájcban, Belgiumban, stb. mutatta be alkotásait. Művészetének állandó ihletője a felvidéki táj (Magas- és Alacsony-Tátra), de ugyanúgy foglalkoztatja a Rajna-vidék, a svájci és olasz hegyi táj, a Balaton-felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. Szívesen foglalkozik portréval is. Ismertek grafikái, rajzai, kedvelt technikája a rézkarc és a gouache is. Díjak: a Magyar Népköztársaság Érdemrend arany fokozata, SZOT-díj; Munkácsy-díj; Munka Érdemrend arany fokozata; Érdemes Művész; Érsekújvár város díszpolgára; a Magyar Köztársaság Érdemrend kiskeresztje. Munkáit őrzi a Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, az esztergomi Balassa B. Múzeum, a szolnoki Damjanich J. Múzeum, a debreceni Déri Múzeum és a pozsonyi galéria. (MÉ, P. Szabó Ernő, A. J.: Műv. 1987/9)Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II. Műgyűjtők és kereskedők kézikönyve
Festő. A bp. -i Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke volt, majd szabadiskolát alapított Tatabányán. Egy idegi a Műcsarnok igazgatója volt. Számos európai országban járt tanulmányúton. Budapesten (Csók Galéria), több vidéki városban, valam. Csehszlovákiában, Németországban és Svájcban mutatta be alkotásait. 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjjal jutalmazták, 1980-ban érdemes művész kitüntető elismerésben részesült. Festészetének állandó ihletője a felvidéki táj, de ugyanúgy foglalkoztatja a Balaton-felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. A bp. -i Pedagógiai Főiskola tanáraként is működött. (MÉ, A. J.: Műv. -1987/9)Magyar festők és grafikusok adattára
A Képzőművészeti Főiskolán 1940-1947 között Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke, majd szabadiskolát alapít és vezet Tatabányán. 1950-1960 között a képzőművészeti élet különböző posztjain dolgozik, egy ideig a Műcsarnok Igazgatója. 1961 óta a művész-szövetség területi (vidéki) titkára. Számos Kelet- és Nyugat-európai tanulmányutat tett, évente megfordul Csehszlovákiában. 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, Békéscsabán (1975) és Veszprémben (1977) állított ki. Külföldön Csehszlovákiában (1959, 1960, 1968) az NSZK-ban (1964, 1970, 1974) és Svájcban (1968) mutatkozott be. 1964-ben SZOT-díjat, 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjat kapott. 1980-ban érdemes művész kitüntető elismerésben részesült. - Festészetének állandó ihletője a felvidkéki táj. Állandóan visszatérő témája az Alacsony-Tátra, de ugyanígy foglalkoztatják hazánk hegyes-dombor tájai, a Balaton-Felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. - Irod.: P. Sz. T.: Művész életrajzok, Bp., 1985. Acsay Judit: A művészetszervező művész. Luzsicza Lajosról. Művészet, 1987. 9. Művészeti lexikon I-IV.
Festő. A Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba Novák Vilmosnál, Kontuly Bélánál és Kmetty Jánosnál tanult. 1948-tól a tatabányai képzőművészeti szabadiskola, majd 1954-től 1959-ig a Műcsarnok vezetője volt. Számos hazai és külföldi önálló kiállításon mutatta be műveit, legutóbb 1960-ban Pozsonyban, 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, 1964-ben Duisburgban. Főleg hegyvidéki tájképeket fest, figurális kompozíciói a hajóépítők világát ábrázolják. A tömegek vizuális művészeti nevelése terén kezdeményező munkát végez. Művész életrajzok kortárs magyar képzőművészek
1940-1947 között Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke a Képzőművészeti Főiskolán, majd szabadiskolát alapít és vezet Tatabányán. 1950-1960 között a képzőművészeti élet különböző posztjain dolgozik, egy ideig a Műcsarnok igazgatója. 1961-1977 között a képzőművész-szövetség területi titkára. Számos kelet- és nyugat-európai országban járt tanulmányúton, szinte évente megfordul Csehszlovákiában. Eddig csaknem 30 egyéni bemutatója volt, köztük egy gyűjteményes tárlat 1963-ban, a Csók Galériában. Az utóbbi években Győrött (1980), Pápán (1981), Sopronban (1982) és Kecskeméten (1938) állított ki. Számos egyéni kiállítása volt Csehszlovákiában, az NSZK-ban és Svájcban. 1964-ben SZOT-díjat, 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjat, 1980-ban érdemes művészi címet kapott. - Festészetének állandó ihletője a hegyvidéki táj, így az Alacsony-Tátra, a Balatonfelvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. Érzelmi telítettségű képeit dekorativitásra törekvés, erőteljes formaképzés, merész színösszhang jellemzi. Kortárs magyar művészeti lexikon I-III.
1940-47: MKF, mesterei: Aba Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla, Kmetty János. 1947-50: Tatabányán volt rajztanár, megalakította és vezette a Tatabányai Képzőműv. Szabadiskolát. Az 1950-es években dolgozott a Művelődési Minisztérium képzőművészeti osztályán, tanított a Budapesti Pedagógiai Főiskolán, több éven át a Műcsarnok vezetője volt. Húsz éven keresztül a Magyar Képzőművészek és Iparművészek Szövetségének területi (vidéki) titkára volt. 1960-tól önálló alkotói munkásságot folytat. Alapítója, szervezője a dunaszerdahelyi Kortárs Magyar Galériának (1994), a békéscsabai Szlovák G. megalakításának kezdeményezője. A MFT tagja. Tanulmányutak: Szlovákia mellett, melyet évenként fölkeres, Nyugat- és Kelet-Közép-Európa országai. 1950: a Magyar Népköztársaság Érdemérem arany fokozata (a képzőművészeti nevelésben elért eredményeiért), 1964: SZOT képzőműv. díj, 1971: Munkácsy-díj; 1978: Munka Érdemrend arany fokozata, 1981: érdemes művész, 1996: Érsekújvár város díszpolgára, 1997: Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend kiskeresztje. Első mestere hatására a monumentális kompozíciók foglalkoztatták, majd egyre inkább a részletek fontosságának, a téma és megfogalmazás harmóniájának, az élmény erejének, a mű érzelmi telítettségének, az erőteljes formaképzésnek, a sajátos színösszhangnak tulajdonított döntő szerepet. Témavilága gyakorta a hegyvidéki táj: a Magas- és Alacsony-Tátra, a Rajna-vidék, a svájci és olasz hegyi táj s a Dunántúl dombjai. Szívesen foglalkozik portréval is. Ismertek grafikái, rajzai, kedvelt technikája a rézkarc és a gouache is.
Ek: 1956: Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; 1958: KKI Kt.; 1959: Szlovák Képzőműv. Szövetség G., Pozsony; 1960: GPMB, Lipótszentmiklós; 1961: Városi Műv. H., Várpalota; Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; 1963: Csók István G.; 1964: Neuburger G., Duisburg; 1968: Ray G. Biel (CH); 1968: Művelődési H., Érsekújvár; 1970: Stadthalle, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (D); 1972: Kisfaludi Strobl T., Zalaegerszeg; 1974: Népház, Tatabánya; Városháza, Tata; Alten Rathaus G., Erkelenz (D); 1975: Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba; 1977: Dési-Huber T., Veszprém; Ifj. Műv. H., Várpalota; 1978: Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; Műv. H., Tapolca; Járási M., Érsekújvár; 1979: Műv. H., Oroszlány; 1980: Képcsarnok G., Győr; 1981: Esterházy-kastély G., Pápa; 1982: Képcsarnok, Sopron; 1982: EFMK G., Kecskemét; 1984: Postás Műv. Közp.; 1985: GU, Érsekújvár; 1987: Városi G., Hajdúböszörmény; 1988: Városi G., Zirc; 1990: GU, Érsekújvár; 1993: CSM, Dunaszerdahely, 1994: Honismereti M. (Ernst Zmetákkal), Érsekújvár; 1995: GU, Érsekújvár; 1997: Várpalota; Iskola G., Tatabánya.
Vcsk: 1958: Magyar Képzőművészeti Közp., Moszkva; Antwerpen; 1971: Új Művek, Műcsarnok; 1984: Mezőgazdaság a képzőművészetben, 1987: Csehszlovákia a magyar művészek alkotásaiban, Prága.
Mk: Balassa B. M., Esztergom; Damjanich J. M., Szolnok; Déri M., Debrecen; GU, Érsekújvár; MNG; GMB, Pozsony.
Könyvei: Ifjúságom, Érsekújvár, önéletírás, 1989; Hétköznapok - képzőművészeti életünk sorsdöntő évei, 1945-1960, Bp., 1994; Szenczi Molnár Társaság, 1994.
Irod.: Janko, A.: Lajos Luzsicza v Bratislave, Kultúrny Zivot, 1959/5.; Manga J.: Luzsicha Lajos képei Szekszárdon és Tatabányán, MŰV, 1974/2.; Végvári L.: Luzsicza Lajos, Mai Magyar Művészet, 1977; Acsay J.: Beszélgetés Luzsicza Lajossal, MŰV. 1987/9.; Molnár G.: A Felvidékről az Alföldre, Komárom Megyei Szemle, 1989/1.; Ritter, P.: Künstler zweier Lander, Der Maler Lajos Luzsicza, Pannonia, 1983/1. (P. Sz. E. )
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Minden darabot gondosan megtisztítunk, az összes keretet felújíttatjuk, képeinket újra kereteztetjük.
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A kép mérete: 45 x 35 cm keret nélkül. Készült: Olaj-metál, Farostlemez
A kép Cs. Pataj Mihály (Békéscsaba, 1921) alkotása. Jelezve jobbra lent "Cs. Pataj"
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Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II.
Festő és grafikus. A budapesti Képzőművészeti Főiskolán 1947-ben végzett Rudnay Gyula növendékeként. Fa- és rézmetszésre Varga Nándor Lajos grafikai osztályán képezte magát. Ezután Szarvason dolgozott, itt tartózkodása során főként olajképeket, akvarelleket festett, számos fametszetet készített. Az alföldi táj és a Kőrös-vidék tanyavilága volt művészetének fő ihletője. Fametszeteire jelentős hatást gyakorolt Buday György grafikalapjainak megismerése. A '60-as években Szegeden folytatott gouache-festészetben alföldi hangulatot igyekezett lírai módon visszaadni. Alkotásait összetett technikai eljárással alakítja ki. 1951 óta szerepel hazai és külföldi kiállításokon fametszetekkel, vízfestményekkel és olajképekkel. Egyéni kiállítások: Derkovits Terem, Szeged, Békéscsaba, Miskolc, Salgótarján, Hódmezővásárhely, Szarvas, Eger, Makó, Pécs, Szolnok, Szombathely, Székesfehérvár, Bologna, Luxemburg, Helsinki, Belgium, stb. 1967-ben szerepelt a Szegedi képzőművészek seregszemléjén a Magyar Nemzeti Galériában. 1968-1997 között rendszeresen kiállított a Szegedi Nyári Tárlatokon, 1973-1997 között a Vásárhelyi Őszi Tárlatokon, 1985-ben és 1987-ben a szegedi Táblafestészeti Biennálékon. Éveken át Szegeden a Tanárképző Főiskola művészpedagógusaként dolgozott, tanár, utóbb tanszékvezető volt. A Rudnay Gyula Baráti Társaság tagja. Díjak: Honor Pro Meritis; Szegedért emlékérem; a Munka Érdemrend ezüst fokozata. Alkotásait őrzi a békéscsabai Munkácsy M. Múzeum és a szegedi Móra F. Múzeum. (D. F. Zs.: Műv. 1965/2, V. L.: MŰv. 1970/5, SzZ-SzK, ML)Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II. Műgyűjtők és kereskedők kézikönyve
Festő és grafikus. A bp. -i Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Rudnay Gyula volt a mestere. Fa- és rézmetszésre Varga Nándor L. grafikai osztályán képezte magát. Szarvasi tartózkodása során főleg fametszéssel és akvarellezéssel foglalkozott. Az Alföld tájai, valamint a Kőrös-vidék tanyavilága volt művészetének fő ihletője. Fametszeteire nagy hatást gyakorolt Buday György grafikalapjainak megismerése. A 60-as években Szegeden folytatott gouach-festészetében a tipikus alföldi hangulatot igyekezett lírai módon visszaadni. Alkotásait összetett technikai eljárással alakítja ki. 1951 óta szerepel hazai és külföldi tárlatokon fametszetekkel, vízfestményekkel és olajképekkel. 1962-ben a Derkovits Teremben volt kiállítása. (SzZ-Szk, ML)Magyar festők és grafikusok adattára
Tanulmányait a Képzőművészeti Főiskolán végezte, ahol Rudnay Gyula volt a mestere. Fa- és linómetszéssel szintén a főiskolán, Varga Nándor Lajos grafikai osztályán ismerkedett meg. Évtizedekre nyúló szarvasi tartózkodása alatt főleg fametszéssel és akvarellek készítésével foglalkozott. Az Alföld tája, a Kőrös-vidék tanyavilága volt művészetének ihletője. Fametszeteire nagy hatást gyakorolt Buday György grafikalapjainak megismerése. A hatvanas évektől Szegeden folytatott gouasfestészetében a tipikus alföldi hangulatot igyekezett lírai módon visszaadni. Önállóan 1953-1974 között Szarvas, Békéscsaba, Gyula, Szeged, Vásárhely, Budapest és Szabadka kiállítótermeiben szerepelt. Festményeit összetett technikai eljárással - a festéken kívül színes papír és staniol használatával - alakítja ki. 1971-ben a szegedi Művészklubban, a jugoszláviai Vajdaságban 1973-1974 fordulóján rendezett önálló kiállítást. 1983 februárjában az újszegedi szövőgyár kultúrtermében rendezett üzemi tárlatot. 1984 novemberében Salgótarjánban nyílt kiállítása. - Irod.: Szelesi Zoltán: Szeged Képzőművészete. Szeged, 1975. Művészeti lexikon I-IV.
Festő. A Képzőművészeti Főiskolán 1947-ben végzett Rudnay György növendékeként. 1951 óta vesz részt kiállításokon fametszetekkel, akvarellekkel és olajképekkel. 1962-ben a Derkovits Teremben volt önálló kiállítása. Szegeden él. Szegedi festők
A Képzőművészeti Főiskolát Rudnay Gyula tanítványaként 1940 és 1947 között végezte. A budapesti és szegedi egyetemen művészettörténetet, régészetet és néprajzot hallgatott. Évtizedeken át a szegedi tanárképző főiskola művésztanára, majd tanszékvezetője. Oktatóként színelméleti kutatásokat végzett. Tagja a Magyar Képző- és Iparművészek Szövetségének, a Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesületének, valamint a Rudnay Gyula Baráti Társaságnak.
Művésztelepek: Dömsöd, Szigliget, Hédervár, Zsennye
Díjak, elismerések:
Művészeti Lexikon (1967)
Munka Érdemrend ezüst fokozat (1970)
Szegedért Emlékérem (1995)
Honor Pro Meritis (1996)
Egyéni kiállítások:
Békéscsaba (1956, 1969, 1977, 1979, 1933)
Szeged (2-3 évenként)
Hódmezővásárhely (1969)
Szarvas (1953, 1982 , 1988, 1993)
Budapest (1962, 1983)
Makó (1976)
Miskolc (1982)
Szentes (1982, 1984)
Keszthely (1985)
Salgótarján (1984)
Gyula (1984)
Pécs (1989)
Szombathely (1991)
Székesfehérvár (1993)
Veszprém (1994)
Pozsony-Szlovákia (1974)
Szabadka-Jugoszlávia (1974)
Bologna-Olaszország (1976)
Luxemburg (1984)
Gronau Epe (1982)
Witten - Németország (1983)
Helsinki - Finnország (1990)
Oberwart - Ausztria (1991)
Zobrsel - Belgium (1992)
Párizs - Franciaország (1999)Művész életrajzok kortárs magyar képzőművészek
1947-ben végzett Rudnay Gyula és Varga Nándor Lajos növendékeként a főiskolán, majd a szarvasi és a szegedi tanítóképzőben rajztanárkodott. 1963-tól 1980-ig a szegedi tanárképző rajz-tanszékének vezetője volt. Számos kelet- és nyugat-európai országban járt tanulmányúton. Az ötvenes évek óta kiállító művész, eddig mintegy 100 kisebb-nagyobb egyéni tárlata volt. Gyűjteményes anyagát 1981-1982-ben a szegedi Móra Ferenc Múzeum, a békéscsabai Munkácsy Múzeum, a szarvasi Tessedik Múzeum, a budapesti Pataki Galéria mutatta be; önálló tárlattal szerepelt Jugoszláviában, Olaszországban, Csehszlovákiában, Luxemburgban, és az NSZK-ban. - Összefogott szerkezetű, színkontrasztokra felépített művei sajátos festői energiával érzékeltetik az Alföld ipari és kulturális fejlődését, táji és népművészeti jellegzetességeit. Kortárs magyar művészeti lexikon I-III.
1940-47: MKF, mestere: Rudnay Gyula. 1970: Munka Érdemrend ezüst fokozata; 1995: Szegedért emlékérem; 1996: Honor Pro Meritis. A Rudnay Gyula Baráti Társaság tagja, a szegedi Juhász Gyula FT Rajz és Művészettörténet Tanszékének tanára, majd tanszékvezetője volt. Szegeden él. Nyugtalan alkatú, optimista szemléletű alkotó. Alapvetőnek tekinti a tárgyi, természeti inspirációt. Pályája elején realista látása konstruktív és expresszív formaelemekkel ötvöződött, míg az utóbbi évtizedekben inkább a kolorisztikus, expresszív felfogást képviseli.
Ek: 1956: Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba; 1960: Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; 1962: Derkovits T.; 1969: Móra F. M., Képtára, Szeged; Tornyai J. M., Hmvhely; 1974: Tessedik M., Szarvas; 1976: Bagno di Romagna, Bolgona; 1977: Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba; 1979: Gulácsy T., Szeged; 1981: Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; Gyermány G., Luxemburg; 1984: Szőnyi T., Miskolc; Képcsarnok, Salgótarján; 1986: Képcsarnok G., Eger; 1988: József A. M., Makó; 1989: Ferenczy T., Pécs; 1990: Magyar Int., Helsinki; 1991: Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; Derkovits T., Szhely; 1992: Mészöly T., Szfvár; Zoersel (B) 1993: Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba; 1997: Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; Szolnoki G., Szolnok.
Vcsk: 1967: Szegedi képzőművészek tárlata, MNG; 1968-97: Szegedi Nyári Tárlat, Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; 1973-97: XX-44. Vásárhelyi Őszi Tárlat, Tornyai J. M., Hmvhely; 1985, 1987: Táblaképfestészeti b., Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged; 1991: Kult. Közp. Zoersel (B); 1997: Szegedi festők, Móra F. M. Képtára, Szeged.
Mk: Móra F. M., Szeged; Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba.
Irod.: D. Fehér Zs.: Pataj Mihály, Cs. kiállítása Szegeden, MŰV, 1956/2.; Tamás A.: Pataj Mihály, Cs. kiállítása, Tiszatáj, 1964/12.; Dér E.: Pataj Mihály, Cs. Tiszatáj, 1968/5.; Vinkler L.: Gondolatok Pataj Mihály, Cs. festészetéről, MŰV, 1970/5.; Szuromi P. -Tandi L.: Szegedi festők, Szeged, 1997. (Sz. P. )
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Cégünk Magyarország egyik legnagyobb kínálatú internetes festménykereskedését üzemelteti.
Ezernél is több festményt illetve képet kínál a galériánk folyamatosan.
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Minden darabot gondosan megtisztítunk, az összes keretet felújíttatjuk, képeinket újra kereteztetjük.
Képeink azonnal ajándékba adható illetve falra akasztható állapotban vannak.
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Minden kép eredetiségére a kínálatunkban élettartam- és pénz-visszafizetési garanciát vállalunk.
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Nyugodtan rendeljen postai úton is, csomagolásunkat rendkívül körültekintő és precíz csapat végzi.
Minden galériánkban vásárolt kép után számlát, igény esetén garancialevelet állítunk ki.
Kérem nézze meg a további hatalmas festménykínálatunkat.
A kép mérete: 24 x 34, 5 cm keret nélkül. Készült: rézkarc (foltmaratás), Papír
A kép Luzsicza Lajos (Érsekújvár, 1920) alkotása. Jelezve lent "Út a Csertovicáról K 9/25 Luzsicza Lajos (ceruzával)"
A festmény jó állapotban van. Keret: ÉpAjánlás középen lent: Szentgyörgyi Istvánnak (ceruzával)
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Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II.
Festő. 1940-47 között a budapesti Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke volt, majd Tatabányán működött, mint rajztanár, megalakította és vezette a Tatabányai Képzőművészeti Szabadiskolát. Az 1950-es években a Művelődési Minisztérium képzőművészeti osztályán dolgozott, oktatott a Budapesti Pedagógiai Főiskolán, több éven át a Műcsarnok igazgatójaként dolgozott. Húsz éven keresztül a Magyar Képzőművészek és Iparművészek Szövetségének területi (vidéki) titkára volt. 1960-tól önálló alkotói munkásságot folytat. Alapítója, szervezője a dunaszerdahelyi Kortárs Magyar Galériának, a Magyar Festők Társaságának tagja. Számos nyugat- és kelet-európai országban járt tanulmányúton. 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, több vidéki városban, a Felvidéken, Németországban, Svájcban, Belgiumban, stb. mutatta be alkotásait. Művészetének állandó ihletője a felvidéki táj (Magas- és Alacsony-Tátra), de ugyanúgy foglalkoztatja a Rajna-vidék, a svájci és olasz hegyi táj, a Balaton-felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. Szívesen foglalkozik portréval is. Ismertek grafikái, rajzai, kedvelt technikája a rézkarc és a gouache is. Díjak: a Magyar Népköztársaság Érdemrend arany fokozata, SZOT-díj; Munkácsy-díj; Munka Érdemrend arany fokozata; Érdemes Művész; Érsekújvár város díszpolgára; a Magyar Köztársaság Érdemrend kiskeresztje. Munkáit őrzi a Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, az esztergomi Balassa B. Múzeum, a szolnoki Damjanich J. Múzeum, a debreceni Déri Múzeum és a pozsonyi galéria. (MÉ, P. Szabó Ernő, A. J.: Műv. 1987/9)Magyar festők és grafikusok életrajzi lexikona I-II. Műgyűjtők és kereskedők kézikönyve
Festő. A bp. -i Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke volt, majd szabadiskolát alapított Tatabányán. Egy idegi a Műcsarnok igazgatója volt. Számos európai országban járt tanulmányúton. Budapesten (Csók Galéria), több vidéki városban, valam. Csehszlovákiában, Németországban és Svájcban mutatta be alkotásait. 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjjal jutalmazták, 1980-ban érdemes művész kitüntető elismerésben részesült. Festészetének állandó ihletője a felvidéki táj, de ugyanúgy foglalkoztatja a Balaton-felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. A bp. -i Pedagógiai Főiskola tanáraként is működött. (MÉ, A. J.: Műv. -1987/9)Magyar festők és grafikusok adattára
A Képzőművészeti Főiskolán 1940-1947 között Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke, majd szabadiskolát alapít és vezet Tatabányán. 1950-1960 között a képzőművészeti élet különböző posztjain dolgozik, egy ideig a Műcsarnok Igazgatója. 1961 óta a művész-szövetség területi (vidéki) titkára. Számos Kelet- és Nyugat-európai tanulmányutat tett, évente megfordul Csehszlovákiában. 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, Békéscsabán (1975) és Veszprémben (1977) állított ki. Külföldön Csehszlovákiában (1959, 1960, 1968) az NSZK-ban (1964, 1970, 1974) és Svájcban (1968) mutatkozott be. 1964-ben SZOT-díjat, 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjat kapott. 1980-ban érdemes művész kitüntető elismerésben részesült. - Festészetének állandó ihletője a felvidkéki táj. Állandóan visszatérő témája az Alacsony-Tátra, de ugyanígy foglalkoztatják hazánk hegyes-dombor tájai, a Balaton-Felvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. - Irod.: P. Sz. T.: Művész életrajzok, Bp., 1985. Acsay Judit: A művészetszervező művész. Luzsicza Lajosról. Művészet, 1987. 9. Művészeti lexikon I-IV.
Festő. A Képzőművészeti Főiskolán Aba Novák Vilmosnál, Kontuly Bélánál és Kmetty Jánosnál tanult. 1948-tól a tatabányai képzőművészeti szabadiskola, majd 1954-től 1959-ig a Műcsarnok vezetője volt. Számos hazai és külföldi önálló kiállításon mutatta be műveit, legutóbb 1960-ban Pozsonyban, 1963-ban a Csók Galériában, 1964-ben Duisburgban. Főleg hegyvidéki tájképeket fest, figurális kompozíciói a hajóépítők világát ábrázolják. A tömegek vizuális művészeti nevelése terén kezdeményező munkát végez. Művész életrajzok kortárs magyar képzőművészek
1940-1947 között Aba-Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla és Kmetty János növendéke a Képzőművészeti Főiskolán, majd szabadiskolát alapít és vezet Tatabányán. 1950-1960 között a képzőművészeti élet különböző posztjain dolgozik, egy ideig a Műcsarnok igazgatója. 1961-1977 között a képzőművész-szövetség területi titkára. Számos kelet- és nyugat-európai országban járt tanulmányúton, szinte évente megfordul Csehszlovákiában. Eddig csaknem 30 egyéni bemutatója volt, köztük egy gyűjteményes tárlat 1963-ban, a Csók Galériában. Az utóbbi években Győrött (1980), Pápán (1981), Sopronban (1982) és Kecskeméten (1938) állított ki. Számos egyéni kiállítása volt Csehszlovákiában, az NSZK-ban és Svájcban. 1964-ben SZOT-díjat, 1971-ben Munkácsy-díjat, 1980-ban érdemes művészi címet kapott. - Festészetének állandó ihletője a hegyvidéki táj, így az Alacsony-Tátra, a Balatonfelvidék, a Dunakanyar és Nógrád. Érzelmi telítettségű képeit dekorativitásra törekvés, erőteljes formaképzés, merész színösszhang jellemzi. Kortárs magyar művészeti lexikon I-III.
1940-47: MKF, mesterei: Aba Novák Vilmos, Kontuly Béla, Kmetty János. 1947-50: Tatabányán volt rajztanár, megalakította és vezette a Tatabányai Képzőműv. Szabadiskolát. Az 1950-es években dolgozott a Művelődési Minisztérium képzőművészeti osztályán, tanított a Budapesti Pedagógiai Főiskolán, több éven át a Műcsarnok vezetője volt. Húsz éven keresztül a Magyar Képzőművészek és Iparművészek Szövetségének területi (vidéki) titkára volt. 1960-tól önálló alkotói munkásságot folytat. Alapítója, szervezője a dunaszerdahelyi Kortárs Magyar Galériának (1994), a békéscsabai Szlovák G. megalakításának kezdeményezője. A MFT tagja. Tanulmányutak: Szlovákia mellett, melyet évenként fölkeres, Nyugat- és Kelet-Közép-Európa országai. 1950: a Magyar Népköztársaság Érdemérem arany fokozata (a képzőművészeti nevelésben elért eredményeiért), 1964: SZOT képzőműv. díj, 1971: Munkácsy-díj; 1978: Munka Érdemrend arany fokozata, 1981: érdemes művész, 1996: Érsekújvár város díszpolgára, 1997: Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend kiskeresztje. Első mestere hatására a monumentális kompozíciók foglalkoztatták, majd egyre inkább a részletek fontosságának, a téma és megfogalmazás harmóniájának, az élmény erejének, a mű érzelmi telítettségének, az erőteljes formaképzésnek, a sajátos színösszhangnak tulajdonított döntő szerepet. Témavilága gyakorta a hegyvidéki táj: a Magas- és Alacsony-Tátra, a Rajna-vidék, a svájci és olasz hegyi táj s a Dunántúl dombjai. Szívesen foglalkozik portréval is. Ismertek grafikái, rajzai, kedvelt technikája a rézkarc és a gouache is.
Ek: 1956: Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; 1958: KKI Kt.; 1959: Szlovák Képzőműv. Szövetség G., Pozsony; 1960: GPMB, Lipótszentmiklós; 1961: Városi Műv. H., Várpalota; Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; 1963: Csók István G.; 1964: Neuburger G., Duisburg; 1968: Ray G. Biel (CH); 1968: Művelődési H., Érsekújvár; 1970: Stadthalle, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (D); 1972: Kisfaludi Strobl T., Zalaegerszeg; 1974: Népház, Tatabánya; Városháza, Tata; Alten Rathaus G., Erkelenz (D); 1975: Munkácsy M. M., Bcsaba; 1977: Dési-Huber T., Veszprém; Ifj. Műv. H., Várpalota; 1978: Csehszlovák Kultúra H.; Műv. H., Tapolca; Járási M., Érsekújvár; 1979: Műv. H., Oroszlány; 1980: Képcsarnok G., Győr; 1981: Esterházy-kastély G., Pápa; 1982: Képcsarnok, Sopron; 1982: EFMK G., Kecskemét; 1984: Postás Műv. Közp.; 1985: GU, Érsekújvár; 1987: Városi G., Hajdúböszörmény; 1988: Városi G., Zirc; 1990: GU, Érsekújvár; 1993: CSM, Dunaszerdahely, 1994: Honismereti M. (Ernst Zmetákkal), Érsekújvár; 1995: GU, Érsekújvár; 1997: Várpalota; Iskola G., Tatabánya.
Vcsk: 1958: Magyar Képzőművészeti Közp., Moszkva; Antwerpen; 1971: Új Művek, Műcsarnok; 1984: Mezőgazdaság a képzőművészetben, 1987: Csehszlovákia a magyar művészek alkotásaiban, Prága.
Mk: Balassa B. M., Esztergom; Damjanich J. M., Szolnok; Déri M., Debrecen; GU, Érsekújvár; MNG; GMB, Pozsony.
Könyvei: Ifjúságom, Érsekújvár, önéletírás, 1989; Hétköznapok - képzőművészeti életünk sorsdöntő évei, 1945-1960, Bp., 1994; Szenczi Molnár Társaság, 1994.
Irod.: Janko, A.: Lajos Luzsicza v Bratislave, Kultúrny Zivot, 1959/5.; Manga J.: Luzsicha Lajos képei Szekszárdon és Tatabányán, MŰV, 1974/2.; Végvári L.: Luzsicza Lajos, Mai Magyar Művészet, 1977; Acsay J.: Beszélgetés Luzsicza Lajossal, MŰV. 1987/9.; Molnár G.: A Felvidékről az Alföldre, Komárom Megyei Szemle, 1989/1.; Ritter, P.: Künstler zweier Lander, Der Maler Lajos Luzsicza, Pannonia, 1983/1. (P. Sz. E. )
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Barcelona, Spain, Jun 30, 2017 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Enough with the jokes,” then-Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella of Barcelona said when he got the call.

But it wasn’t a joke: A friend was calling him from St. Peter’s Square to tell him that Pope Francis had just announced his name among the five men who were to become cardinals at a consistory which was held June 28.

After receiving the announcement, Omella continued with his plans for the day, including visiting prisoners. He met with journalists the next morning.

“Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city where people from all over the world go,” he told journalists in Rome this week when asked what it means to serve from the peripheries in his city. “You only have to be at the plaza where the door of the cathedral of Barcelona is for a moment to see that there they speak all the languages, and all races and all cultures pass. Or go to the Sagrada Familia to see the amount of people who come everyday.”

“(T)he Church, after the Council, wants to be the Samaritan Church that accompanies the people of this world and picking up those who suffer, those who don’t have a sense of life, who are in complicated situations such as war,” he said. “I think that the Church must be present in these worlds, and to make them understand that the Pope, [in] drawing and creating cardinals from these areas, [says it’s important that] the Church is present in these areas.”

Cardinal Omella was born in the small town of Cretas in a Catalan-speaking region of Aragon in 1946. In his priestly formation, he studied in Belgium as well as Jerusalem. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Zaragoza in 1970, at the age of 24. He served for a year as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In 1996, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Zaragoza, and in 1999 made Bishop of Barbastro-Monzón. He was appointed Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño in 2004. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Barcelona.

Since his episcopal consecration, Cardinal Omella has been a member of the Spanish bishops' social-pastoral commission.

Among the five men elevated at Wednesday’s consistory, Cardinal Omella, 71, stands out in that his selection for the College of Cardinals is in no way unprecedented, whereas Francis’ other choices had at least one unique aspect about their appointment. Cardinal Omella comes from a traditional cardinalate see – his three predecessors were also cardinals. His immediate predecessor, Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach, aged out of the electorate when he turned 80 in April.

“This isn’t about attaining great honors,” Omella told Vatican Radio May 22. “I’m not about making a career, but service.”

The Church has to “unite institutions for the common good, so that no one feels cast aside,” he said. “I believe that it is a job we must do at all levels.”

 


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June 30- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...
          Bournemouth, Huddersfield break their transfer-fee records   

Bournemouth and Huddersfield broke their transfer-fee records on Friday as two of the smallest English Premier League clubs signaled their ambitions ahead of the new season.

Netherlands defender Nathan Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a reported fee of 20 million pounds ($26 million), in what appears another astute purchase following the arrival of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and striker Jermain Defoe this offseason.

Huddersfield, one of three promoted teams, signed Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City for an initial fee of 8 million pounds ($10.4 million) following a successful loan spell last season. The fee could rise to 10 million pounds ($13 million) through bonuses.

Mooy, who was recently playing at the Confederations Cup in Russia, was an ever-present for Huddersfield in its promotion campaign, scoring four goals.

It is the second time Huddersfield has broken its transfer record this summer, having bought Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto for a reported 3.5 million pounds ($4.45 million).

"We are going to give it a good crack this year," Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle said, "but we are also remembering who we are and where we have come from."

Huddersfield will be playing in England's top division for the first time in 45 years, and handed its German-born American manager David Wagner a new two-year contract Friday that tied him to the club until 2019.

"Last season there was interest in David, both domestic and foreign," Hoyle said, "but David stayed loyal to the football club and that means a lot to me."

Wagner said Huddersfield would be "the biggest underdog ever to start in the Premier League."

"Does it change that we are ambitious? Nope," Wagner said. "We are not in the Premier League to say 'Hello' and 'Thank you' after one season. We want to stay there."

Bournemouth, which is about to start its third season in the Premier League, hadn't spent more than 1 million pounds on a player before August 2013.

Ake spent the first half of last season at Bournemouth, scoring three goals in 12 appearances before being recalled in January by Chelsea.

"This is another statement of our intent," said Neill Blake, Bournemouth's chief executive, "and another player who will help drive the club forward."

Sunderland, which was relegated from the Premier League, loaned forward Fabio Borini to AC Milan. The Italian club said the deal involves an "obligation to buy" Borini at the end of his loan spell, the length of which wasn't disclosed.

The 26-year-old Borini scored two league goals for struggling Sunderland last season, and five the season before.

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          L’histoire du design belge au musée ADAM   
designLe design belge de 1910 à aujourd’hui au musée du design belge ADAM pour l’exposition « Panorama – A History of Modern Design In Belgium« . L’exposition s’ouvre sur le mondialement célèbre style Art nouveau, émergeant à Bruxelles à l’aube du 19e siècle, pour ensuite retracer l’évolution du design dans le courant du 20e siècle : les aspirations lire plus
          NATO officials have no plans to meet with Russia's Lavrov when he visits Brussels   
Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Lavrov would make a working visit to Belgium on July 11-12
          Election of the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission   

Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have elected the new members of the IOC Executive Council. The Executive Council consists of up to 40 Member States, including the six Member States represented by the Chairperson and the five Vice-Chairpersons.

The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly, which is the principal organ of the Commission. Sessions of the IOC Assembly are held every two years to establish general policy and the main lines of work of the Commission, including the approval of the IOC Biennial Draft Programme and Budget.

Representation in the IOC Executive Council Electoral Group I can consist of up to 10 seats; Group II of up to 3 seats; Group III of up to 9 seats; Group IV of up to 9 seats; and Group V of up to 9 seats.

The results of the elections are as follows.

Chair

  • Professor Peter Haugan (Norway) Group I

Vice-Chairs

  • Dr Monika Breuch-Moritz (Germany) Group I
  • Dr Alexander Postnov (Russian Federation) Group II
  • Mr Ariel Hernan Troisi (Argentina) Group III
  • Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand) Group IV
  • Dr Ashley Johnson (South Africa) Group V

Seats on the Executive Council

  • Group I: Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
  • Group II: Bulgaria1
  • Group III: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
  • Group IV:2 Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Republic of Korea
  • Group V: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, Tanzania

Each term lasts two years, corresponding to the interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. IOC Officers can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

For more information, please contact:

Thorkild Aarup (t.aarup(at)unesco.org)

1 Bulgaria was the only candidate for Group II.
2 Pakistan withdrew its candidacy for a seat in Group IV.


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          Europe's extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows   

Heatwaves that saw deadly forest fires in Portugal and soaring temperatures in England were made up to 10 times more likely by global warming, say scientists

Human-caused climate change dramatically increased the likelihood of the extreme heatwave that saw deadly forest fires blazing in Portugal and Spain, new research has shown.

Much of western Europe sweltered earlier in June, and the severe heat in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland was also made significantly more likely by global warming. Such temperatures will become the norm by 2050, the scientists warned, unless action is taken to rapidly cut carbon emissions.

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          Five insanely delicious sweet things to eat in Brussels   

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          Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial : Photo-Based Art in Belgium (1960s – early 1990s)   
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          Professional reorientation: estate management or property management?!   
I've been working in Belgium in various admin roles (office manager, exec assistant) for the past 7 years. Help me figure out the best way to break into a new career in estate and/or property management in my host country, while gaining skills to be used in the US in the future! *Expat snowflake inside!*

Hi guys, longtime lurker here in need of your advice. I currently have a cushy job as executive assistant in Brussels, Belgium that I absolutely hate. The building is nice, my boss is a nice guy, but I've been doing admin work now for 7 years and I've just had it.

My admin career began as a last resort when I arrived in Brussels during the recession with only my Political Science bachelor's degree and no relevant experience in EU policy/research. Competing against European peers with graduate degrees did not work out well for me, and I needed to pay rent/save money, so over the years I took jobs in office management and admin assistance, until I landed the one I have now, which is the pinnacle of admin jobs (salary, benefits, CDI)-- but it's too late. I am so sick of reception duties, not being a true part of the team, and sitting at a desk 85% of the day. I've become depressed and badly need a challenge, to work with people whose values I share, and to do work that matters to someone besides myself. My lack of motivation has translated to a spotty record at my current company; my performance is stellar in some areas but shady in others. I hold myself to high standards and it pains me to see myself slipping.

Due to the above factors and my existing work experience, I've decided to reorient my career towards either estate management or property management. To my understanding, these are very different things, each with its own pros and cons. My experience is limited to managing office buildings and converted townhouses in the context of office management for companies ranging from independent consultancy to a multinational pharma company to the prestigious single family office where I currently work. I need you, dear readers, to share what you know about estate and property management as career paths! Which one offers the most potential for long term growth? What training would you consider essential? Are there any local (in/near Belgium) or online classes you'd recommend? What about a degree--is it necessary in the US? In Belgium?

Whatever my next move is, I'd like to preserve (for now) and augment (with time) my current salary (2000 EUR net / month w/benefits), and will be conducive to a lucrative career path a few years from now, when I take the plunge and move back to the East Coast of the US. If necessary, I can afford to take some time off to complete a certification, but I'd rather be working so as not to be losing money every month, and do a certification on the side.

Thanks for reading and sorry for rambling!

          New "Welcome message" on www.galasoft.ch   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/lbugnion/archive/2009/01/25/new-quotwelcome-messagequot-on-www.galasoft.ch.aspx

I changed the "welcome message" on my website www.galasoft.ch and thought I would also publish it here :)

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Update: In addition to the talks listed below, I will also talk in TechDays Geneva. More details here.

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          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to writefor@bwayworld.com


Check out the worldwide BroadwayWorld regions below!

United States:


Anchorage, Casper, Dayton, Des Moines, Fargo, Hawaii, Jackson, Montana, Sioux Falls , and Vermont.

International:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia Cuba, Egypt, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montreal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Ottawa, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prague, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Toronto, Turkey, Vancouver, and Venezuela.



           Super clean Belgium used 2007 Toyota FJ cruiser with good condition 4u    
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          Belgium FJ meet up   
Hi all, I'm the guy in charge of the Waffles mention list and in cooperation with Friedpotato (our very own Waffly FJ mod) we've come up with the idea of organising an FJ Waffle Meet Up!

If you're interested, vote on the poll for when and where you wish to meet up. No pressure, just gonna be a casual meet up and if it's fun we can do it again.

Feel free to suggest an activity we could do. It could be as simple as getting a drink and chatting to as complicated as trying to organise a paintball with Vladi's ants.

For those with no ability to acquire transport of their own, I can also pick up a few people on the way from Kortrijk to where ever we'll meet up.


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          Henry Onyekuru Signs Contract with Everton After Transfer from Eupen   

Everton have completed the signing of highly rated Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru from Eupen, it was confirmed on Friday.

The Toffees have landed the forward on a five-year deal, although as confirmed by the club's official website, the 20-year-old will join Anderlecht on loan for the 2017-18 season. Onyekuru posed with the Everton crest on his Instagram account earlier in the week:

As noted by Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur, the decision to loan the player back to the Jupiler League is with a view to Onyekuru getting a work permit:

Terreur added that West Ham United were keen on signing the Nigeria international, while Arsenal also had a tentative interest in the player.

Everton look to have pulled off something of a coup in landing the youngster, who shone in the Belgian top tier last season. Here's why there is so much excitement surrounding him:

Onyekuru finished as the joint top scorer in the Belgian first division, banging in an impressive 22 goals in 38 games. His sparkling form was enough for him to earn a call-up to the national team for the friendly against Togo earlier this year too.

As noted by WhoScored.com, he finished the season in particularly impressive form:

The striker has plenty of attributes to work with. Onyekuru is quick, has excellent movement and is an excellent finisher.

There are raw aspects to his game still, though, and with that in mind, another season on loan in Belgium seems like a sensible choice for the Super Eagles starlet at this point. If he continues on this upward trajectory, Everton will have an exciting striker to call upon ahead of the 2018-19 season.

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           Gendering Human Rights Violations: The case of interpersonal violence: Final Report 2004-2007    
Hagemann-White, Carol, Gloor, Daniela, Hanmer, Jaina, Hearn, Jeff, Humphreys, Catherine, Kelly, Liz, Logar, Rosa, Martinez, Manuela, May-Chahal, Corinne, Novikova, Irina, Pringle, Keith, Puchert, Ralf and Schrottle, Monika (2008) Gendering Human Rights Violations: The case of interpersonal violence: Final Report 2004-2007. Project Report. CAHRV, Brussels, Belgium.
           EU research on social sciences and humanities: The social problem of men volume 2    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Tallberg, Teemu and Olsvik, Elvind (2004) EU research on social sciences and humanities: The social problem of men volume 2. Project Report. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. (Unpublished)
           EU research on social sciences and humanities: The social problem of men volume 1    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Tallberg, Teemu and Olsvik, Elvind (2004) EU research on social sciences and humanities: The social problem of men volume 1. Project Report. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. (Unpublished)
          Katy Dunne sees Wimbledon hopes ended with defeat in qualifying   

Britain's Katy Dunne missed out on the chance to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw after being beaten 7-5 3-6 6-2 by Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton. The 22-year-old from Hemel Hemstead was looking to secure a place at SW19, having previously been handed wild-card entries by the All England Club, but despite a second-set recovery Dunne could not get past the world number 98. Van Uytvanck, who was seeded second for the qualifying tournament, had opened up a 5-2 lead in the first set before Dunne rallied to level at 5-5, but then broke the Briton again to close out 7-5.


           Belgium royal family celebrate Queen Paola's birthday    
Whilst the former ruler's birthday isn't until September 11, celebrations were held early and it was the first time the entire brood have come together since King Philippe took the throne.
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          Canadian PM Trudeau is not a friend of all God’s children   

Trudeau’s first cabinet was Africanless. Africans in Canada, from the continent and here questioned this move.  Many felt that the younger Trudeau took us for granted because his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) “opened” the doors for immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa. Eventually he did appoint Somali Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen to the federal cabinet as immigration minister.

Trudeau did appoint Indian-born Sikh Harjit Sajjan, MP for Vancouver South, minister of defence. Sikhs have a significantly different history in Canada than Africans.  The Sikh community is represented in all professional fields: medical, legal, technological, academic. Africans came kicking and screaming to the Western Hemisphere. Recently he has been questioned about “fibbing” about being the leader of a battle in Afghanistan. Sajjan said yearly defence spending will swell by more than 70 per cent, from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. He promised $62.3 billion in new spending over 20 years.

Bardish Chagger is another India- born Canadian politician who is the current Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism.  Chagger was elected as a Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada in 2015.  She is the first female Leader of the Government in the House of Commons by Trudeau.

Amarjeet Sohi is an Indian-Canadian politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Edmonton and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in the federal cabinet. He narrowly beat out strong community advocate Nigerian-born Chinwe Okelu.

Maryam Monsef is an Afghan Canadian politician, a Liberal member the House of Commons in 2015. She was previously the Minister of Democratic Institutions and president of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada until January 10, 2017.

Monsef has not had an easy ride. According to Wikipedia: “Monsef has been criticized for stating that she was born in Afghanistan, when in fact she was born in Iran. When this was revealed in September 2016, some commentators pointed out that this could lead to revocation of her Canadian citizenship and potential deportation, while others have criticized the absurdity of the present law or decried the importation of birtherism into Canadian politics. In an interview at that time, former MP Dean Del Mastro said that political workers in the 2014 municipal and 2015 federal campaigns knew she was not born in Afghanistan, but chose not to make an issue of it.”

Navdeep Singh Bains, the new minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is a Canadian born Indian.

Canada’s role in Haiti should never be forgotten. Back in the day I discussed Haiti on the Black Commentator in an article: “Canada's Crimes Against Haiti” in   the October 27, 2005 issue. After reading Yves Engler and Anthony Fenton’s  volumeCanada in Haiti’, I pointed out: “The chapter ‘Responsibility to Protect or A Made in Ottawa Coup?’ points out the coup against Aristide was actually planned on Canadian soil. From January 31-February 1, 2003, Canada’s Secretary of State for Latin America and La Francophonie, Denis Paradis, played host to a high-level roundtable meeting dubbed, The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti. Surprise, surprise, no representative of Haiti’s elected government was invited. However, Otto Reich, then President George W. Bush’s appointee as Assistant Secretary State for the Western Hemisphere, was in attendance. Paradis leaked the fact that this meeting took place to journalist Michael Vastel, who reported the meeting in the March 15, 2003 edition of L’Actualite magazine. Another chapter, ‘Using NGOs to Destroy Democracy and the Canadian Military Connection’ exposes the shameful role played by many Canadian NGOs.”

Trudeau is a self-proclaimed “feminist”. The court is still out on this matter. A recent article in the British based Guardian newspaper questioned the Canadian Prime Minister: “A slight note of exasperation crept into Justin Trudeau’s voice, suggesting that this was a topic he had broached many times before. ‘I’m going to keep saying loud and clearly that I am a feminist until it is met with a shrug,’ he declared to an audience at the United Nations in New York.”

His words sparked delight around the world. But one year on, Trudeau’s heady promises have run into the realities of government, prompting the question: has electing a self-described feminist to helm of the country translated into real change for Canadian women?

Canada’s prime minister is moving the Great White North further to the right on foreign affairs. Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliot Trudeau opened the doors to draft resisters including myself who refused to fight against the Vietnamese people. I saw Africans in America and the Vietnamese as colonial subjects. Africans in the United States were colonized by Uncle Sam and the Vietnamese by the French. Wiki pointed out: “While Canada had previously participated in military action against Iraq  in the Gulf War of 1991, it refused to declare war against Iraq without United Nations approval.

The Iraq War began with the United States-led 2003 invasion. The Government of Canada did not at any time formally declare war against Iraq, and the level and nature of this participation, which changed over time, was controversial.

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien said on 10 October 2002 that Canada would, in fact, be part of a military coalition to invade Iraq if it were sanctioned by the United Nations. However, when the United States and the United Kingdom subsequently withdrew their diplomatic efforts to gain that UN sanction, Jean Chrétien announced in Parliament on 17 March 2003 that Canada would not participate in the pending invasion.”

However, this is not the full story. The “Big White Folks” as Paul Robeson called them speak with forked tongues. “Nevertheless, he offered the US and its soldiers his moral support. However, according to classified U.S. documents released by Wikileaks, a high-ranking Canadian official may have secretly promised to clandestinely support the invasion. Two days earlier, a quarter million people in Montreal had marched against the impending war. Major anti-war demonstrations had taken place in several other Canadian cities.” Chrétien’s moves had more to do with the growing opposition to the invasion than his political morality.  

The not so great white north has a checkered history in the African continent. Canada joined the imperialists and played with the white checkers. They played a significant role in the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba, Maurice Mpolo, and Joseph Okito on January 21, 1961. Ottawa came up on the wrong side of history on the question of the Congo. Yves Engler author of the illuminating volume, Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation, pointed out: “Siding with Washington, Ottawa promoted ONUC) and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s controversial anti-Lumumba position. ONUC was established in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces. 1,900 Canadian troops participated in the UN mission between 1960 and 1964, making this country’s military one of its more active members. There were almost always more Canadian officers at ONUC headquarters than those of any other nationality and the Canadians were concentrated in militarily important logistical positions including chief operations officer and chief signals officer.”

Canada opposed anticolonial struggles in Africa, supported apartheid South Africa and Idi Amin’s coup against Milton Obote (December 28 1925- October 10, 2005) who had led Uganda to independence in 1962 from British colonialism. He was overthrown by Amin in 1971. Canada played a role in the ousting of Lumumba in the Congo by the CIA, Belgium and Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga aka Joseph Mobutu and Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah.

The Great White North pressed African states to follow neoliberal policies, which have benefitted Canadian corporations. The Canadian International Development Perform points out: “Canada is a global mining giant and a leading player in Africa’s mining sector. 70% of the equity capital raised globally by the mining industry was raised on the Toronto (TSX) and Venture (TSXV) exchanges. Of the $10.3 billion in equity raised for mining on the TSX and TSXV in 2012 $1.9 billion or 18.5% was for projects in Latin America while another $1.7 billion or 16.5% was for projects in Africa.”   Canada played a role in the violence the Congo, Rwanda and Somali.  

Canada does have a Black Radical Tradition. However, we cannot expect Corporate Canada or the Black Misleadership Class to tell the story. That is on us on the Black Left.

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          7/1/2017: INQUIRER: Meth heads and murderers: how the Third Reich’s conquest of Europe got a chemical boost   

“I demand that you do not sleep for at least three days and nights if that is required,” General Heinz Guderian is said to have told the thousands of German troops who had massed to cross the Meuse river and push into Belgium and France in 1940. The...
          CHEF DE PARTIE WARME KEUKEN - Manpower Belgium - Gent   
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          CHEF DE PARTIE VOOR HIPPE ZAAK TE GENT - Manpower Belgium - Gent   
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          When Salman Khan’s Tubelight being passed off as Shah Rukh Khan’s film in Belgium   
Salman Khan’s latest Eid offering Tubelight failed to live up to the hype and the expectations post its release in the theatres. In fact, the movie couldn’t even cross the Rs 100 crore mark in the first five days, which is quite unlikely for a Salman Khan starrer, especially, when it’s released during the festivities […]
          VIDEO. Albrecht Rodenbachschool is dé Fairtrade school   

Voor de 2de keer winnen de leerlingen van de Albrecht Rodenbachschool in Hove de Fairtrade At School-wedstrijd. Deze keer hebben de 5de jaars de prijs veroverd. De wedstrijd is een project van Fairtrade Belgium, het label voor eerlijke handel. Meer dan duizend Belgische scholen hebben er dit jaar aan meegedaan. De uitdaging is om zo veel mogelijk Fairtrade labels te verzamelen en er een mooi knutselwerk van te maken.


          Win a Don't Take Me Home DVD featuring Wales journey in the 2016 European Championships   
TO CELEBRATE the Home Entertainment release of the rousing feature-documentary Don’t Take Me Home, we have three DVD copies to giveaway. An inspiring documentary from Welsh filmmaker Jonny Owen (I Believe In Miracles) following Wales’ remarkable journey to the final stages of the 2016 European Championships. For the last 60 years Wales have tried and failed to qualify for a major football tournament. Having gone through the grief of previous manager Gary Speed’s tragic death, heavy defeats, and positioned as a tiny country team with no pedigree, all bets were off for how the underdogs would perform. Led by star player Gareth Bale, the team quickly became the outside favourites, dazzling millions of viewers. There's an ancient Welsh saying, “Yma o Hyd” which translates as, “we're still here” – a defiantly apt statement from the smallest country in the history of the game getting to a major tournaments semi finals. Don’t Take Me Home tells the story of that journey, how Wales shook the footballing world to its very foundations, beating tournament favorites Belgium to the reach the semi-finals – focusing on the players, managers and supporters. Don’t Take Me Home is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray on July 3 2017. To be in with a chance of winning just enter this competition.
          7de Ooteghems Oldtimertreffen Otegem Belgium, 25 juin   
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          Magnus Carlsen continues to blow hot and cold on Grand Tour in Leuven | Leonard Barden   
• World champion fails to put inconsistencies of Paris behind him
• Wesley So scores 14/18 to win Friday’s rapid section in Belgium

The Grand Tour circuit has moved from Paris to Leuven, near Brussels, this week but the continuing story remains the world champion Magnus Carlsen’s inconsistent form. The Norwegian, 26, won the one-hour rapid section in Paris, then lost three games in a row at five-minute blitz. A late rally in the 18-round event enabled him to tie in the overall standings with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and he won the play-off when the Frenchman failed to spot a resource shown in this week’s puzzle diagram.

Carlsen, along with MV-L and America’s world No3 Wesley So, were the only grandmasters scheduled to play at both Paris and Leuven, where their rivals are headed by the former world champions Vlad Kramnik and Vishy Anand and by Levon Aronian, the recent winner at Stavanger. Expectations that Carlsen would hit vintage form in Belgium were unfounded; on the first day of rapids So caught the No1’s king in a queen and rook crossfire and forced resignation. It was an important point for the US champion, who covets Carlsen’s crown but has hitherto found him a difficult opponent.

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          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

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

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

A Red Hat for Drupal

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

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

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

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

Breakfast in Sunnyvale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acquia, my Drupal startup

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

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

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

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

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

The importance of enduring values

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

Acquia vision

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

Typical work day

Opening our doors for business

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

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

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

Building a new business model for open source

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

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

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

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

Acquia roadmap

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

Tom Erickson takes a chance on Acquia

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

Moving from Europe to the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

A big thank you

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


          Somaliland:NAM and Astral join forces for Red Cross aid flights to Hargeisa   
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          7/1/2017: SPORT: NZ into semifinals   
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          Nonfiction: An Englishwoman’s Journals Cast Light on Belgium’s Plight in World War I   
Rescued from a Belgian archive, “An English Governess in the Great War” is the diary kept by Mary Thorp in Brussels during the German occupation.
          Trump Should Extend Travel Ban to Europe   

The soft stance Merkel and the EU have had on refugees and muslim terrorists is a danger to US interests. Take a look at the list of attacks from Wikipedia Date Location Article Details Deaths Injuries Allegiance 24 May 2014 Brussels, Belgium Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting A man opened fire in the Jewish Museum […]

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          UK sailor fined €500 for red diesel in Belgium   

The RYA says it has received reports of a sailor being fined €500 after traces of red diesel were found in his yacht's fuel tank

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The RYA says it has received reports of a sailor being fined €500 after traces of red diesel were found in his yacht's fuel tank

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          The 104th Tour de France is about to start!   
Yes the Tour de France is in its’ 104th year. You’ve probably guessed that we’re pretty keen on cars here at Speedy Reg, but we also love bikes too! After an individual time trial on July 1st, the Tour starts in Dusseldorf on July 2nd and continues down through Belgium and into Luxembourg, reaching France […]
          Independence Days Sale Queros by Volare Cognac Leather Messenger Bag - Made In Columbia- VGC by ProVintageGear   

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          collaboration   
Things have been really up in the air.  So many changes, an uncertain future.  Makes for exciting times, and exciting prospects.  It's been brewing for a while now, and as a result of a series of fortunate and unfortunate events, I decided it was time to really work on finding my own voice in my quilting.  Instead of one foot in the box, step out of it completely and just go for it.

Funny that when you actually make a decision, things begin to change, things begin to happen.
Cool things, exciting things!  No idea to where they'll go, and perhaps I'll  make horrible things, strange things,  things that may make me say " what was I thinking?" but you know it's part of the process, it's just a piece of fabric.  We're not talking world peace here.  At some point, things will settle down and my voice will emerge.  For now, it's great to take a ride on this unknown road...

One of the cool things that happened is my collaboration with Jovita.  With a wink and a tease, and knowing that I have an hour and a half to start running before she's at my front door to give me a whack ,  I can say that we have a few things in common.  First, we're both Americans living in Europe, I live in Holland, she in Belgium.  We have apples in common.  She's from Washington State, their official fruit is the apple.  I'm from the Big Apple.  We're both ex-pats.  We both love fresh cornbread.  We both share a passion for quilting.  But that's where the similarities end, and the fun begins.

We are very different.  Very different.  Good different.  Like peanut butter and jelly, honey and mustard, tomato and basil.  Two very different flavors that make a great combination.  We fire off ideas and images that leave us both with more ideas and heads spinning.
Fast forward to me telling Jovita how I have to manage to make a sampler quilt for a beginner's patchwork course I'll be giving this coming September.  I know I want to make something different, want to move away from obedient blocks standing neatly in a row....
Really?  Jovita says, explaining that she too is wanting to design something for her students, and perhaps a mystery BOM!  Really?  I say, and before we knew it we were collaborating on a design together!  Hours on Skype.  Lots of drafts, yes, no and maybes, but we came up with something, well actually, two things.
Remember I said we were different?  So are the projects!  I had to design with absolute beginner's in mind,  Jovita didn't, having the freedom to change the purpose of the quilt design.  You can see that it's a collaboration, yet it is different.  That's the cool part, and the fun part to work together and still maintain your  own voice.

Here's a sneak peek of my first block:




She's making hers in three ( yes, an overachiever..wink!) versions, I'll stick to my one.
My friend Els has been kind/crazy enough to be the guinea pig and make this quilt as well, offering critiques and questions that will help me to edit my lesson plan and if necessary edit the design.
She's fearless, will try new things, flying through the assignments, and doing great stuff!

Mixing things up, using different fabrics, experimenting with color, new friendships, absorbing ideas and trying out new things, and not being afraid  - and who cares what "they" think?  Not bad things to come out of uncertain times, are they?

Looking forward to starting another collaboration soon, but more on that later.....

Got to get back to the sewing table.  There's lots to be done, and little time to get it all done in!

It's a beautiful sunny day here,
enjoy yours.


ps: anyone know how to get my "Followers" gadget back?  tried removing and replacing it, checked out forums, but nothing...Help!


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          Düsseldorf--The Presentation of the Teams   


As I was crossing the Rhine River at five o'clock, I could see the stage where the presentation of the twenty-two nine-man teams competing in this year's Tour would shortly be taking place.  I could hear the music of the opening act and see cyclists streaming towards the stage on the bike path along the river to where I was headed too and could feel the first surge of thrill that I had arrived at The Tour once again--my fourteenth.  I had biked to nine p.m. the night before to get within 75 miles of Düsseldorf in hopes of arriving in time for the presentation two days before The Race actually began.  No one in the crowd could be happier than me to be here.

The plaza in front of the stage was already packed with fans all on their feet.  I was so distant that even the large screen beside the stage was smaller than watching it on a television in a bar.  I scouted out the cordoned off route that the racers would follow through the narrow cobbled streets of the old city after their introduction in search of a closer view of another screen showing the proceedings.  I only had to go three blocks before I found a smaller, less packed plaza with a screen. The fans were three deep behind the barriers lining the route, but I could sit on the cross tube of my bike in an open space and gaze upon a good-sized screen flanked by an official Tour boutique selling souvenirs and a stand selling beer--a perfect blend of The Tour and Germany.


Just to my right, under a "Bonjour" banner, I could catch a glimpse of the teams as they rode by.  Peter Sagan in his World Championship jersey, who will be vying for his sixth straight Green Jersey, led his teammates through the gauntlet.  He has arguably the strongest pair of legs in The Tour, and unarguably, the thickest mane of hair.


The "Bonjour" on the banner overhead epitomizedl the theme of the Düsseldorf hosting of the Grand Départ--paying homage to the French.  Other banners saluted the French expression "Allez, Allez" exhorting the riders, rather than the German "Hup, Hup."


Large billboards wished the riders "Bonne Chance" (Good Luck).


But nothing was more French-centric than the abundance of bikes painted red, white and blue, the colors of the French flag. There were still plenty of the more Tour-centric Yellow bikes, but the Germans were certainly expressing their understanding of the French with the red, white and blue bikes.


The large town of Meerbusch outside of Düsseldorf on the Stage Two route had bikes painted red, white and blue with a basket of flowers every few blocks.


Düsseldorf also asserted its rapport with the French, and perhaps wishing to put behind the many times they've invaded France, with banners on the two bridges the riders will cross on the First Stage time trial proclaiming this a "Tour de Friends."


Just as last year, there was a strong representation of fans from Colombia waving or draped in their flag.  One group commandeered a second-floor room on the parade route and hung a Quintana banner and a pair of flags.  Someone up close under the main stage was waving a Colombia flag on a post throughout the ninety minute ceremony.


There were no Colombians to be seen though outside Quintana's hotel the next morning when I stumbled upon the deluxe hotel by the old harbor where his Moviestar team and Team Katusha were staying.  Quintana happened to be rushing by looking very intent and focused not wishing to linger with the handful of the fans hoping for a glimpse of a rider.


Skippy and I had made no arrangements to rendezvous knowing it would happen of its own will.   The time came just after the introductions had been completed and the throngs were dispersing.  I saw Skippy  walking on the other side of the barriers in uniform and helmet, but no bike.  I called out, "Mr. McCarthy," and he actually answered to his last name, perhaps recognizing my voice, rather than flinching that he was about to be apprehended by some authority, having had his share of tussles with the powers-that-be over their draconian enforcement of riding on The Tour route.

"Where's your bike?" I asked.

"Come on, I'll show you," he said.  "It's inside."

We headed over to a building by the stage.  We stood outside as a steady stream of well-dressed dignitaries streamed in.  It was the post-presentation party.  Skippy was the unofficial greeter.  Everyone was in a festive mood.  Two-time Tour winner and present broadcaster Bernard Thevenet gave Skippy a handshake and me too.  Christian Prudhoome, director of The Tour, did the same.  And so did five-time winner Bernard Hinault, looking a bit withered and smaller than when Skippy introduced me to him last year at the Dauphine.  It was a bit of a surprise to see him, as he has retired from his podium duties.  When the arrivals had thinned to a trickle, Skippy asked the man guarding the entrance if I could just duck in for a photo.  Skippy already had clearance.  Even though we were well below the dress code, the guy waved us in.

There was an open courtyard with several tents.  Skippy's first was reaction was, "There's the mayor.  Let me introduce you to him."  He was all aglow from the huge outpouring of the public and the culmination of all his efforts to bring The Tour to Düsseldorf, just the second German city, after Berlin in 1987, to host the Grand Départ.


Skippy's bike was off to the side, part of an exhibit in his campaign to make motorists more respectful of cyclists.


I couldn't linger, as I had an eight-mile ride out to the home of a friend of Ingo, the German cyclist I spent two weeks cycling with in Uganda in 2010 when he was on his way to the World Cup in South Africa.  It was approaching nine o'clock.  It would be light until after ten, but I already felt as if I would be arriving unfashionably late.

The urban sprawl only extended five or six miles in this direction.  I was soon out in the country with inviting pastures and forests for camping, but I pushed on, wanting to meet Ingo's friend Joachim.  His wife answered the door and said her husband was next door with the neighbors in the adjoining house.  Joachim wasn't a cyclist but he knew racing and his neighbor, an ardent cyclist, even more so.  The neighbor's  wife had an insider's knowledge of the sport as she had worked as a publicist for the Telekom team during the 2000 Tour accompanying the team of Ullrich and Zabel from start to finish.  The conversation started fast and furious and never let up. I should have been exhausted, but was temporarily immune to fatigue.  

I could have pitched my tent in their back yard, but accepted the bed room of their son, who is off on a several month sojourn in Australia, somewhat at the insistence of his parents, who wanted him to get a taste of the world after high school before embarking on college.  As with Ingo, I felt an immediate affinity with Joachim and his wife.  They had a most welcoming warmth and genuineness.  They invited me to join them the next evening for a dinner party at a friend's who had a balcony overlooking a concert.  It was hard to decline, but it would have been a late night and I needed to stockpile some sleep, as the day after my race to keep up with The Race would begin.  I'd had a good test with my nine-day hard push to get to Düsseldorf culminating with back-to-back days of biking until after nine p.m., as would become the norm.  

I was much in need of the relative rest day I've just had after the presentation of the teams with just 35 miles of soft-pedaling about Düsseldorf and riding the nine-mile time trial course along the Rhine and through the city center.  It was extra easy on the legs doing it on an unburdened bike thanks to Joachim and Ingo.  Quite a few of the racers were sampling the course  as best they could in the heavy traffic on their time trial bikes with disc wheels.  Peter Sagan passed me practicing bunny-hopping curbs.

I stopped by the tourist office and picked up a 76-page booklet on everything one needed to know about the Tour's visit to Düsseldorf.  It included a full page photo of The Devil accompanying a page of Tour trivia.  He's so synonymous with The Tour, he wasn't even identified.  I haven't seen him yet, but look forward to that as well.  

The time trial doesn't start until 3:15 on Saturday.  I'll watch the riders warm up,and maybe catch some of the caravan, but then I'll start riding the Stage Two route back towards Belgium on roads I've already ridden.  The legs will have a little extra pep to see them anointed with the Yellow Course Markers. 


















          Four takeaways from Onyekuru's Everton move   
Henry Onyekuru, one of Nigeria's top goal-scorers in Europe, was left off the national squad for the May 26 friendly against Corsica. Nigeria international striker Henry Onyekuru is set to become the latest addition to Everton's impressive young team once his £7million transfer from KAS Eupen in Belgium is made official. Reports emerged on Tuesday claiming a deal had been struck, and the 20-year-old pre-empted an official announcement on Thursday by posting a picture of himself in front of an Everton crest. While official confirmation has not yet been forthcoming, KweséESPN highlights four takeaways from the reported...
          Fungicide resistance warning for new potato blight strain   

Farmers Weekly

A reduced sensitivity to a key blight fungicide is being partly blamed for the spread of a new strain of the potato disease across Europe, with UK farmers urged to alternate their fungicide actives this season.    The Dark Green 37 (EU-37) strain of blight was first detected in the Netherlands in 2013 and it has now spread to England, German, Belgium and north-west France. See also: How spud growers will benefit from blight forecasts Worryingly, this strain of the most important […]

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          Tampa Bay Lightning, Creative Loafing Announce Brewery Lineup for Bolts Brew Fest at AMALIE Arena   

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting Bolts Brew Fest presented by Creative Loafing on the event floor at AMALIE Arena on Saturday, August 5th, beginning at 7 p.m. The three-hour event will include more than 100 craft beer varieties from more than 50 local and national breweries.

Cost for a general admission ticket is $50 in advance or $60 on the day of the event. The general admission ticket will include unlimited beer sampling and a free ticket voucher for a 2017 Lightning preseason game. Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase a VIP ticket for $100 in advance or $125 on the day of the event, which will allow them access into the event one hour prior to general admission. The VIP ticket will allow individuals an extra hour of sampling without the crowds (from 6 - 7 p.m.), free parking, a tour of the Lightning locker room, access to the Lexus Lounge featuring exclusive VIP-only beer and food, as well as a free ticket voucher for a 2017 Lightning preseason game. Tickets can be purchased by going to Ticketmaster.com. A portion of proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay!

BOLTS BREW FEST
PRESENTED BY CREATIVE LOAFING
FEATURING CRAFT BEER BY:
3 Daughters Brewing
7venth Sun Brewery
Angry Chair Brewing
Avery Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Barley Mow Brewing Company
Big Storm Brewing Co.
Big Top Brewing Company
Brew Bus Brewing
Cigar City Brewing Company
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Civil Society Brewing
Coppertail Brewing Co.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Thumb Brewery
Cycle Brewing
Dogfish Head Brewery
Elysian Brewing Company
Fantôme Brewery
Funky Buddha Brewery
Green Bench Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing Company
Hidden Springs Ale Works
J Wakefield Brewing
M.I.A. Beer Company
Mad Beach Brewing
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
New Belgium Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pair O' Dice Brewing Co.
Perrin Brewing Company
Pinellas Ale Works
Prairie Artisan Ales
Rapp Brewing Company
Rock Brothers Brewing
St. Somewhere Brewery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Six Ten Brewing
Sixpoint Brewery
Slim Pickens Cider & Mead
Southern Tier Brewing Company
St. Pete Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
SweetWater Brewing Company
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Co.
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Company
Wicked Barley Brewing Company

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now at the McDonald's Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling 800.745.3000. Ticket prices are $50 in advance or $60 day of event for general admission. VIP tickets will also be available for $100 in advance or $125 day of event. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the ticket office. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.

For more information on Bolts Brew Fest presented by Creative Loafing, visit cltampa.com/bolts.


          So Leads By 2 Points Before Leuven Blitz   
Wesley So came first in the rapid segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. He will go into the blitz with a two-point lead over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and a three-point lead over Magnus Carlsen, who drew al...
          So Still Atop Leuven Grand Chess Tour   
Also after two days of play, Wesley So is leading the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. As "the most consistent player" according to Nigel Short, So scored 10 points out of a possible 12. The other two Paris participant...
          'Petya' Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software   
The "Petya" cyberattack that has now struck computers in at least 65 countries can be traced to a Ukrainian company's tax accounting software, Microsoft says. "We saw the first infections in Ukraine — more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat," Microsoft says. "We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States." The complexity of the attack has fueled debate over whether the malware is a new threat or a more sophisticated version of the Petya malware that was used in an attack last spring. But Microsoft says the ransomware is "a new variant" of Petya, adding that it has issued new security updates to protect computers running its Windows software. Other anti-virus companies have also updated their software, in an attempt to limit the damage. The initial infection can be traced to tax accounting software from a Ukrainian company called M.E.Doc, Microsoft says. That connection was the subject of speculation
          Embracing the Future of Cities With Intentionality and Investment   

Speaking at a recent ULI Belgium event, ULI senior resident fellow Tom Murphy said that intentionality made the Pittsburgh transformation possible after the decades long collapse of the U.S. steel industry.

The post Embracing the Future of Cities With Intentionality and Investment appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.


          Browning Auto 5 Magnum 12   

Made in Belgium Browning A-5 Magnum 12 s/n 6V821XX, autoloading 12ga semi-auto shotgun with 31″ fixed Full choke special steel round barrel.Solid wood and very god blueng.Good condition. -Please send email to:kot1958@hotmail.com

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          Painted huts offer DR Congo village a tourism lifeline    
There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a longstanding tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists. The outside walls of the huts are decorated with paintings of local life, flowers and butterflies, making "the village of the women painters" a draw also for tourists from France and Belgium. "For the colour, we use only the earth," says Prosperine Mwelma, 60, dressed in a bright blue and yellow wrap and holding a paint brush. "We dig to find the pink colour," she says, her hands covered with the village's ochre clay soil. The murals of daily village life, painted by the women during the dry season and using only natural pigments, caught the eye of the director of the local French cultural institute when he passed through on holiday -- and he decided to let the world know.
          Global Journey: DJs Battle in NYC to Win a Tomorrowland Set   

New York City – Join Brussels Airlines on Wednesday, July 12 as it hosts the “Global Journey” live DJ competition at Manhattan hotspot HAUS nightclub. Two DJs can win sets at one of the world’s biggest festivals – Belgium’s Tomorrowland. (Tickets for HAUS available here.) At the event, which will run from 7 p.m. to […]

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          ISIS Caliphate Defeated, Iraqi PM Says   

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end.

Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State fighters are bottled up in just a handful of neighborhoods of the Old City.

The seizure of the nearly 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque—from where Islamic State proclaimed the caliphate nearly three years ago to the day—is a huge symbolic victory.

"The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation marks the end of the Daesh state of falsehood," Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement, referring to the hardline Sunni Muslm group by an Arabic acronym.

The fall of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the IS caliphate, although the group still controls territory west and south of the city, ruling over hundreds of thousands of people.

Its stronghold in Syria, Raqqa, is also close to falling.

A U.S.-backed Kurdish-led coalition besieging Raqqa on Thursday fully encircled it after closing the militants' last way out from the south, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

These setbacks have reduced Islamic State's territory by 60 percent from its peak two years ago and its revenue by 80 percent, to just $16 million a month, said IHS Markit.

"Their fictitious state has fallen," an Iraqi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told state TV.

However, it still occupies an area as big as Belgium, across Iraq and Syria, according to IHS Markit, an analytics firm.

Islamic State fighters blew up the medieval mosque and its famed leaning minaret a week ago as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces started a push in its direction. Their black flag had been flying from al-Hadba (The Hunchback) minaret since June 2014.

Much of the mosque and brickwork minaret was reduced to rubble, said a Reuters TV reporter who went to the site with the elite units that captured it.

Only the stump of the Hunchback remained, and a green dome of the mosque supported by a few pillars which resisted the blast, he said.

The mosque grounds were off limits as the insurgents are suspected to have planted booby traps.

Abadi "issued instructions to bring the battle to its conclusion," by capturing the remaining parts of the Old City, his office said.

The cost of the fighting has been enormous. In addition to military casualties, thousands of civilians are estimated to have been killed.

About 900,000 people, nearly half the pre-war population of the northern city, have fled, mostly taking refuge in camps or with relatives and friends, according to aid groups.

Those trapped in the city suffered hunger, deprivation and IS oppression as well as death or injury, and many buildings have been ruined.

Arduous Task

Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops captured the al-Nuri Mosque's ground in a "lightning operation" on Thursday, a commander of the U.S.-trained elite units told state TV.

CTS units are now in control of the mosque area and the al-Hadba and Sirjkhana neighborhoods and they are still advancing, a military statement said.

Other government units, from the army and police, were closing in from other directions.

An elite Interior Ministry unit said it freed about 20 children believed to belong to Yazidi and other minorities persecuted by the jihadists in a quarter north of the Old City which houses Mosul's main hospitals.

A U.S.-led international coalition is providing air and ground support to the Iraqi forces fighting through the Old City's maze of narrow alleyways.

But the advance remains arduous as IS fighters are dug in the middle of civilians, using mortar fire, snipers, booby traps and suicide bombers to defend their last redoubt.

The military estimated up to 350 militants were still in the Old City last week but many have been killed since.

They are besieged in one sq. km (0.4 square mile) making up less than 40 percent of the Old City and less than one percent of the total area of Mosul, the largest urban center over which they held sway in both Iraq and Syria.

Those residents who have escaped the Old City say many of the civilians trapped behind IS lines -- put last week at 50,000 by the Iraqi military -- are in a desperate situation with little food, water or medicines.

"Boys and girls who have managed to escape show signs of moderate malnutrition and carry psychosocial scars," the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF said in a statement.

Thousands of children remain at risk in Mosul, it said.

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself ruler of all Muslims from the Grand al-Nuri Mosque's pulpit on July 4, 2014, after the insurgents overran swathes of Iraq and Syria.

His speech from the mosque was the first time he revealed himself to the world and the footage broadcast then is to this day the only video recording of him as "caliph."

He has left the fighting in Mosul to local commanders and is believed to be hiding in the border area between Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. and Iraqi military sources.

The mosque was named after Nuruddin al-Zanki, a noble who fought the early Crusaders from a fiefdom that covered territory in modern-day Turkey, Syria and Iraq. It was built in 1172-73, shortly before his death, and housed an Islamic school.

The Old City's stone buildings date mostly from the medieval period. They include market stalls, a few mosques and churches, and small houses built and rebuilt on top of each other over the ages. {eoa}

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          Motor racing-Rallying Poland leg 1 classification   
June 30 (Gracenote) - Leg 1 Classification from the Rally of Poland on Friday 1. Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai 56:21.200 2. Ott Taenak (Estonia) Ford +00:01.300 3. Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) Toyota 00:06.600 4. Sebastien Ogier (France) Ford 00:35.100 5. Hayden Paddon (New Zealand) Hyundai 00:39.600 6. Daniel Sordo (Spain) Hyundai 00:51.700 7. Teemu Suninen (Finland) Ford 01:11.000 8. Juho Haenninen (Finland) Toyota

          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to writefor@bwayworld.com


Check out the worldwide BroadwayWorld regions below!

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          Country Clinical Lead   
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000 (GBP)
Benefits: expenses
Location: Belgium, Netherlands
Company: SEC Recruitment
Posted: 29 June 2017 11:35:01
Expiry: 06 July 2017 00:00:00
          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to writefor@bwayworld.com


Check out the worldwide BroadwayWorld regions below!

United States:


Anchorage, Casper, Dayton, Des Moines, Fargo, Hawaii, Jackson, Montana, Sioux Falls , and Vermont.

International:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia Cuba, Egypt, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montreal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Ottawa, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prague, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Toronto, Turkey, Vancouver, and Venezuela.



          Spring Was Tough on Beverage Sales   
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Bottled water carries the quarter in c-stores and beyond

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NEW YORK -- Spring was tough on four major beverage categories in convenience stores, according the latest 12-week data from Nielsen.

Beer, carbonated soft drinks and sports drinks all saw unit sales dip, while energy drinks just kept sales on the plus side during the period ending June 17, according to data shared by Wells Fargo Securities' analyst Bonnie Herzog.

"C-store channel sales remain soft," Herzog said, "[and particularly] lagged in nonalcohol beverages. ... Weak results in most categories suggest disappointing Memorial Day Weekend sales."

While c-store-specific sales data for bottled water were not shared, all-channel data suggests it was the winner for the category this spring.

Here's a look at the key categories ...

Energy drinks

energy drinks

Energy drinks led the beverage category in convenience stores with unit sales up 1.9% during the 12-week period, according to Herzog. However, during the more immediate four-week period ending June 17, energy-drink sales were flat, and for the latest 52-week period, sales were up 2.3%, suggesting a declining trend.

For the four-week period, Red Bull sales were up 1.0% in unit sales, Monster was up 1.3% and Rockstar saw a 3.7% drop.

Carbonated soft drinks

soft drinks

Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) saw c-store unit sales dip 3.0% during the four-week period ending June 17, an improvement over the 12-week trend (down 5.4%) and 52-week trend (down 6.4%).

While regular CSDs saw unit sales dip 2.2% in c-stores during the four-week period, low-calorie CSDs dropped 6.4%.

Beer

beer caps

Beer volume sales were generally flat (down 0.3%) in c-stores during the four-week period, an improvement over the 12-week trend (down 0.9%) and 52-week trend (down 2.6%), which suggests a slow recovery for the category led by imported beers (Constellation Brands up 15.9%) and craft beers (Lagunitas Brewing up 23.6% and New Belgium Brewing up 9.8%, for example).

Sports drinks

sports drinks

Sports drinks, meanwhile, similarly saw an improving trend line even as that subcategory's unit sales showed general flat (down 0.6%) activity. That's a significant improvement over the 12-week trend (down 4.2%) and 52-week trend (down 10.8%).

All-channel data

beverage cooler

In most cases, beverage sales were even more challenged in all-channel sales data.

Here's how each category performed in unit sales during the four-week period ending June 17, 2017:

Beer: Down 2.6%

Bottled water: Up 1.7%

CSDs: Down 4.7%

Energy drinks: Down 0.5%

Sparkling flavored water: Up 15.6%

Sports drinks: Down 9.0%

Still flavored water: Up 0.5%

Data firm Nielsen and investment banker Wells Fargo are both based in New York.


          Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)   
1960 ~ gained independence from Belgium
          Xavier Mertens: HTTP… For the Good or the Bad   

Tonight, I was invited by the OWASP Belgium Chapter (thank you again!) to present “something“. When I accepted the invitation, I did not really have an idea so I decided to compile the findings around my research about webshells. They are common tools used by bad guys: Once they compromized a server, they often install a webshell which is a kind of toolbox or a RAT (“Remote Access Tool”). It’s very interesting to analyze how such interfaces are protected from unauthorized accesses but also the mistakes that are present in their code. This is a very first version and more will come soon!

My slides are available on slideshare.net:

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          Disabled: Terrible threat for society   
Disabled, should you be scared or be sad for themCountry BelgiumBrand Scurit routireYear 2001Agency Duval Guillaume BrusselsPlus de Pubs ... tags: accidentadcardangerDisabledfunfunnyDisabled: Terrible threat for society
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          Raphaëlle Goethals   
As a child in Belgium, Raphaëlle Goethals had the good fortune to be exposed to the great museums of Europe and to the Late Gothic and Northern Renaissance masterworks in her native city of Brussels. “My mom would take us all over the place and whether you like it or not, you grow up with […]
          Everton confirm Henry Onyekuru arrival from Eupen on five-year deal   
Phil Murphy breaks down why Nigerian 19-year-old starlet Henry Onyekuru is a name high on many clubs' transfer wish lists. Everton have confirmed the signing of Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru on a five-year contract. Onyekuru, 20, will spend next season on loan with Belgian champions Anderlecht where he will play in the Champions League. "My loan move to Anderlecht is a good step for me and a welcome development because striking a deal is not all about the money involved," he said in an interview with SCORENigeria. "I am looking forward to another great season in Belgium as well as to feature in the Champions League....
          Anderlect's Olivier Deschacht to appeal ¬24,000 betting fine   
Olivier Deschacht won his seventh Belgian league title in 2017. Anderlect's Olivier Deschacht is to appeal after being hit with a €24,000 fine for betting on football matches. Deschacht, 36, had always claimed his brother, Xavier, who was fined €6,000, had placed the bets using an account in his name. Belgium's Gaming Commission claimed the former Belgium international defender had placed bets directly from his iPhone, a fact Deschacht denies. The fine is high in comparison to players previously found guilty of betting on matches as Deschacht not...
          O CANADA AVOIDS GENDER NEUTRAL LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT REDICULAS NONESENSE UNTILL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.Although the bill sailed through the House with government approval, Conservative senators opposed to the changes have scored a victory in the Red Chamber. A yearlong campaign successfully punted a vote on the bill until the fall, at the earliest, and even then the legislation faces an uncertain future."I'm trying to protect the tradition rather than, you know, water it down with a politically correct version that is historically inaccurate," Conservative Senator David Wells said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday."I don't misrepresent why I'm [using parliamentary stall tactics] … I don't like this bill, and I will do what I can to ensure it doesn't pass."Wells and a number of other senators have said they oppose efforts to tinker with the lyrics written by a man long dead.(The lyrics have been changed since they were first penned by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, but not since O Canada officially became the country's national anthem in 1980.) The late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced the bill, and many MPs backed the legislation as a salute to a colleague on his death bed."The bill was passed in the House compassionately and out of sadness for a dying colleague. While that is touching, it is not the way we make public policy in this country and it is not the way we do our legislation," Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak said.A flurry of amendments were introduced to the bill in the last few weeks of the parliamentary sitting — all failed to pass in the face of opposition from most Liberal and Independent senators — which dragged out debate considerably. Parliament rose for summer break before a final vote at third reading could be held.Ramona Lumpkin, the chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and a strong proponent of the bill, said she was deeply disappointed by the developments."We're so close and I really regret that there are a few senators who seem to have dug in and decided to delay. I hope it's not a permanent block," said Lumpkin, in an interview with CBC News."It's not as if the words were brought down from Mount Sinai on stone tablets like the Ten Commandments, they are words created by humans and subject to change as our social and cultural conditions change, and thank goodness they do," she said.Wells said national symbols cannot be altered to simply adhere to the "flavour of the day." He said Canadians were not consulted by the government and that there hasn't been an adequate conversation about a fairly significant change."I'll be working my hardest to delay this bill until there's a full debate," he said. "I get a lot of emails, and many comments to me personally, from people who don't want to see the anthem change, who see it as a part of our tradition and who see this attempt to change it as political correctness run amok. It is a slippery slope. Calls for inclusion will always be there, but my belief is all Canadians are already included in the national anthem."He said pictures adorning the walls of the Senate depict men in combat during the First World War. "Would we now airbrush females into those pictures to accurately reflect what it might be today with those pieces of Canadians' history? My answer is no, that would be an abomination, and I think that's what it is with the anthem as well."If the bill is amended in the Senate it would be sent back to the House for another vote. As per parliamentary rules, because Bélanger is dead, MPs will have to unanimously agree to replace him as sponsor or the bill drops from the order paper; that is unlikely given entrenched opposition from some corners of the chamber."That worries me," Lumpkin said. "I know language matters and I talk to students and young women regularly who still feel their voice doesn't carry as strong as the voice of their male friends. I think the gesture, even though it's symbolic, would say a lot to those young women."The Liberal government could also choose to introduce legislation of its own — with the same wording — to avoid some of the problems that often befall private member's bills; namely, the government could invoke time allocation to prevent procedural time delays.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Opinion-G20 is 'test run' for Trump-era climate governance By Simon Schunz-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:06-Weeks after US president Donald Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the debate is still raging on in regard to the possible implications of his decision.Some fear a global domino effect, with more countries renouncing climate protection pledges and ceasing domestic emission reduction efforts.Others argue that the Paris accord's architecture is sufficiently resilient, and that efforts to keep global temperature increases to "well below 2°C" – as stipulated by the agreement – will endure.Activities at the sub-national level in the US also seem to support the argument that the agreement will prevail and domestic opponents of Trump’s decision have mobilised remarkably quickly.Cities and states with progressive climate policies joined forces across the US, committing themselves to honouring the Paris agreement.For instance, support came via the bipartisan "US Climate Alliance" of states – including heavyweights such as California and New York – and the "We Are Still In" initiative, which involves hundreds of businesses, investors, and institutes of higher education.Moreover, these sub-national players are linking up with leading nations to create innovative climate diplomacy networks: California and China have held talks to collaborate on emission reduction efforts, while several US states have intensified climate cooperation with Canada.Though these developments enhance the Paris agreement’s chances of survival, they will not be enough.Fight for survival-The resilience of the agreement hinges on how other major emitters will react to Trump’s break.To pursue effective global climate governance, these countries must repeat the steps taken in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate meeting, where a strategy of "multiple bilateralism" between US-China, China-India and China-EU (among others) served to build trust and resolve crunch issues.The emerging consensus among key emitters was translated into cooperation in the world’s club governance fora (G7, G20) and fed into the multilateral negotiations, leading to the Paris agreement’s ultimate entry into force.True to this spirit, six members (plus the EU) were already pressuring the US to remain committed to the Paris agreement at the recent G7 summit in Sicily. Not that it seemed to do much good, as Trump withdrew from the climate pact a few days later.The next litmus test for effective global climate governance comes in July, when leaders from countries accounting for 80% of global emissions meet for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July.With the US thrusting itself into isolation, the German G20 presidency will seek to gather the broadest possible support for the Paris agreement.But a question remains: is a G20 entente possible? It might be, if others show the way.Climate leaders-From the G7, the EU and Canada display the clearest leadership ambitions.EU heavyweights have signalled their "strongest commitment" to uphold their pledges to combat climate change.In his reaction to Trump’s Paris exit, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to fight climate change".The Canadian government has also vehemently denied recent reports that Trudeau wished to scrap references to climate from the draft G20 declaration, in order to appease the US government.But leaders need followers. And whether followers can be mobilised depends on how G20 members define their interests – economically and politically.Economically, many G20 countries appear to believe the energy transition – accelerated by the Paris Agreement – must continue.Investing in low-carbon development is no longer seen as a burden on growth prospects. If anything, there is a growing consensus that Trump’s decision will put the US at risk of lagging behind technologically.Politically, the relationship between G20 countries and the US (particularly the Trump administration) is tricky.Are countries like Australia, Japan, Turkey and the UK willing to risk relations with the president of a key ally by adopting a confrontational attitude over climate change? The answer depends heavily on whether the German G20 presidency can dispel their concerns by convincingly demonstrating that the world is changing – because it is.-Changing world-At an EU-China summit the day after Trump’s announcement, a draft joint declaration on climate change characterised the Paris Agreement as “an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development” and outlined numerous joint actions.Although it was ultimately withheld due to trade-related differences, this declaration contains the blueprint for a shifting centre of gravity in global climate governance to Eurasia.If supported by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has reiterated support for the Paris Agreement, a solid pro-climate coalition including three of the world’s top four emitters would emerge.Cooperation with Canada, and with the sub-national forces in the US, could then provide additional momentum to convince other G20 members.As a major guiding forum, the G20 represents a test run for the future of global climate governance during the Trump era.The direction this governance will take, depends heavily on the strength of emerging partnerships, and their ability to convince others to join them regardless of US policies.If the will is robust enough, this "multiple bilateralism" could bring about the dawn of a new era, and the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.If it fails, however, global climate politics faces a complicated, daunting future.Dr Simon Schunz is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and a professor of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Leuven.

Opinion-EU parliament should befriend transparency By Sylvie GUILLAUME and Danuta HUEBNER-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 17:24-A few days ago, an NGO representative expressed her concerns about the way the European Parliament was dealing with the European Commission’s proposal for a revised inter-institutional agreement on a “mandatory transparency register”.The proposal was submitted by the EU commission on 28 September 2016 and aimed at including the Council of the EU, where representatives of member states sit, as a new partner within the framework.Following the commission's proposal, the EU parliament’s Conference of Presidents entrusted us, as the responsible lead negotiators - supported by a contact group composed of one MEP from each political group - with developing a draft negotiating mandate.We organised five contact group meetings, where detailed discussions provided the opportunity for all political groups to give their input and ideas. It led to the endorsement of a balanced text on 11 April this year.We enriched our deliberations by means of a half-day meeting between the contact group and the involved NGO representatives - including Nina Katzemich from the website LobbyControl, and others from organisations such as Transparency International, Civil Society Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory.We listened carefully to their concerns, many of which we had already incorporated into our work, such as the necessity to enlarge the definition of lobbying and to include an independent observer in the management structure of the transparency register.We also discussed how we to pursue the negotiations with the EU commission and the council in order to get those concerns taken on board.Instead of the expected swift adoption of the mandate, which would signal the parliament’s readiness to enter into negotiations, we were deeply troubled to find that the item had been taken off the agenda of the Conference of Presidents on successive occasions.-Horse-trading-It appeared that some MEPs used procedural manoeuvres and political horse-trading to achieve repeated postponements of the adoption of the mandate, even though a large majority in parliament supported its content.It seems that it is sometimes those who believe themselves to be on the path of righteousness, who are most willing to misuse our system of procedures to score cheap political points.We found it disturbing that some wilfully ignored parliament’s power to determine its own internal organisation.It has also saddened us to see that some of those who claim to be at the forefront of stemming the tide of populism, do not seem to mind riding on that very same tide when it serves their own political ends.However, we were glad to see that the Conference of Presidents finally adopted the mandate two weeks ago on 15 June, in the very same form that had been proposed by the contact group.Following its adoption, the mandate was immediately published on the EU parliament’s website.Regarding the free and independent mandate of MEPs - enshrined in EU primary law - it is noteworthy that the independence of elected representatives is a cornerstone of a representative democracy and a principle this is not easily dismissed.Therefore, any limitation on MEPs in the exercise of their free mandate must be proportionate and cannot, for example, unduly restrict his or her right to seek information.Moreover, a principle enshrined in primary law cannot be altered by secondary law, let alone by an inter-institutional agreement.The mandate adopted on 15 June is based on a long line of parliament’s decisions regarding its relations with interest representatives.It reflects the position of a broad majority of MEPs and it constitutes a solid base for negotiations on a significant improvement to the current transparency register and a widening of its scope.-Negotiating framework-The mandate should be understood as a framework for the negotiations.Parliament’s position will continue to be adapted as the negotiations progress. Once the negotiations are concluded, parliament will adopt follow-up decisions with respect to its internal organisation, in order to implement the new inter‑institutional agreement.But the European Parliament still remains committed to pushing for a transparency regulation that would go beyond an inter-institutional agreement and lay down the relevant provisions on transparency and the register in secondary law.One should not forget the progress that parliament has achieved so far in this field. It initiated the Transparency Register as early as 1996, as well as a Code of Conduct with a commitment for registered lobbyists to act in accordance with high ethical standards.Parliament is, and remains, the most open EU institution, which can be seen with the web-streaming of its meetings and the ability for citizens to visit all of its buildings.Furthermore, parliament decided that registration on the transparency register was to be made a requirement to be invited as a speaker at committee hearings and to receive a long-term access badge for its premises.It also put in place a voluntary legislative footprint last year, and it encourages its MEPs to meet only with registered organisations.Katzemich considers the EU commission to have made a big step in 2015 by publishing meetings of commissioners, heads of cabinets and directors‑general.Certainly, this is true. However, this measure was decided by the commission with a view to its own internal organisation and cannot be easily translated to other institutions such as EU parliament or the council, both of which have a different set-up.Furthermore, the commission’s system is not without its flaws and has room for improvement, as Transparency International and other organisations regularly report.As the EU parliament's lead negotiators, we are particularly committed to getting the council on board and to adding significant value compared to the current framework.Three principles-A new register should encompass the following three principles.First, the widest possible scope of application for EU institutions and other bodies, including meaningful participation of the council.Next, a comprehensive and clear framework, without weakening the current system, for the regulation of interest representation activities.Finally, structures and resources that guarantee effective implementation.One of the main issues is that the new inter-institutional agreement provides a framework for coordination among the EU institutions, while at the same time fully respecting their different competences and prerogatives.-The mandate-The approach we have developed in our mandate would allow for:- The full respect of MEPs' independent mandate.- An inclusive transparency policy for all types of interest representative, as with the current register that features over 11200 registered interest groups from all over the world.- The possibility to maintain the wider definition of lobbying, covering both direct and indirect interest representation (as with the current system).- The full respect for each institutions’ needs, e.g. in the case of parliament as an open house but also with the need to know, for security reasons, who is coming in and why.- More flexibility in respect to the EU institutions’ roles and structures (parliament cannot simply duplicate rules that were designed for the commission).- Better quality information on the database – making the register more reliable as a source of information for the institutions themselves and for the general public.The quality of the new system will depend on how far the council can be convinced to match the parliament’s and commission’s commitment to transparency.We would therefore advise to look at the whole picture and analyse the situation comprehensively, especially with a view to scrutinising the council’s approach.It takes time to change long-standing practices, but we are fully committed to forge ahead, knowing that a pragmatic and constructive approach will yield the best results.Transparency certainly is one important aspect of ensuring citizens’ trust in the EU institutions. But it is not the only one. Keeping true to the facts is another.Sylvie Guillaume is a vice-president of the European Parliament, and Danuta Huebner is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee-Correction: The article's footnote originally said that Danuta Huebner is the chair of the foreign affairs committee, when in fact, she is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee

EU Commission could get say on Russia gas pipeline By Andrew Rettman-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:29-EU states have given initial backing for the European Commission to negotiate the legal model of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.Pablo Micallef, a spokesman for the Maltese EU presidency, told EUobserver that “some 13” member states spoke out on the plan when EU energy ministers met for informal talks in Brussels on Monday.The incoming Estonian EU presidency is now expected to convene a working group to take things forward.The Danish energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, who was among the 13 EU backers, said: “I’m very satisfied. It was the best thing that could have come out of the meeting”.The mandate will have to be formally approved later down the line in a “reinforced qualified majority” vote by member states, a higher than usual threshold of 72 percent of EU countries representing 65 percent of its population.Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy commissioner who drafted the proposal, told the Reuters news agency: “I’m definitely optimistic about getting the [formal] mandate, but I know this is just the beginning of the debate."Nord Stream 2 is to concentrate 70 percent of Russian gas supplies to Europe in one route to Germany under the Baltic Sea.But its critics, which include the Nordic states, the Baltic countries, Poland, and the US, say it would harm EU energy security and undermine Ukraine, a Western ally, by making Ukraine’s transit pipes obsolete.-EU laws-Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, the Commission’s energy spokeswoman, told EUobserver on Tuesday that the Commission wanted to talk to Russia on whether the offshore part of Nord Stream 2 should be covered by the EU’s so-called third energy package.That EU law would oblige Russian state firm Gazprom to open up its Nord Stream 2 monopoly to EU competitors - a demand which led Russia to stop a previous project, the South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea to Bulgaria.But Itkonen said the talks would “not [be] about a [Commission] veto, it is not about the future of the pipeline, not about the Commission approving it or not”.She said the Commission-Russia talks would be designed to give “legal certainty” on Nord Stream 2 and that they would be “nothing spectacular or extraordinary” because EU officials had held similar discussions with “third countries” on other projects.The Nord Stream 2 regulatory framework is currently being negotiated between Germany and Russia.German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms - Uniper, Wintershall, OMV, Engie, and Shell - are to take part in the project, with Germany and Austria keen to press ahead.Neither the German nor the Austrian minister spoke out on Monday, EU sources told Reuters, but Germany and Austria recently attacked the US over its threat to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 investors.“We decide who supplies us with energy and how they do it”, the German and Austrian foreign ministers said in a joint statement on 15 June.-Ukraine unhappy-Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian foreign minister, told Reuters in Paris on Monday that Nord Stream 2 "would have disastrous consequences for the energy security of the European Union and would make the EU dependent on one source.""Maybe some companies will benefit for the time being, but in the long-run it will lead nowhere”, he said.He added that there was no progress on Russia ending hostilities in east Ukraine."How can you trust Russia in setting up a unique source of gas supply?”, he said, referring to broader EU and US concerns over Russia’s aggressive behaviour toward neighbouring states.

Focus-Nordics consider alternative to EU emissions trading system By Lisbeth Kirk-june 28,17-euobserver

Copenhagen, Today, 07:44-If the European emissions trading system is not reformed to work efficiently, a Nordic carbon price floor could be introduced to secure future green investments in the region, according to a new strategic review of energy co-operation by the Nordic Council.The plan, which has been in preparation for over a year, is penned by Finnish businessman Jorma Ollila, who had formerly chaired Royal Dutch Shell for almost ten years and was the chairman and CEO of Nokia.It comes at a crucial time, just as the final talks on reforming the EU's carbon trading scheme are due to take place in Brussels.On Tuesday (27 June), representatives of the EU member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission met for one of the final meetings on how the EU’s flagship climate instrument – the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – should look in the 2021-2030 period.But before the real talks have even started, hopes of reforming the EU system to work efficiently are fading.”I think everyone realises that this is not enough. The [EU] proposal will not deliver a carbon price that we need to decarbonise the industry sectors,” said Femke de Jong, EU policy director for Carbon Market Watch.Her organisation brings together more than 800 NGOs and academics from 70 different countries, working to make the carbon market “an effective climate mitigation tool.””I think it is only logical to have a debate on how we can complement the system. A carbon floor price – at least at the regional level – seems a realistic option,” de Jong said.-Nordic energy union-Norway and Sweden are strong on hydropower, Norway produces oil and gas, Denmark has wind, while Finland and Sweden have built nuclear plants and are pushing for more bio-fuels as a future energy resource.Some 20 years ago, these countries decided to connect their national electricity grids with water reservoirs, allowing hydropower to serve as a kind of Nordic battery to compensate for periods without wind, for example.”There were significant benefits, welfare benefits, lower electricity prices and easier management of the generation of electricity in tough times or during high peak demand in winter times,” Ollila pointed out.This Nordic solution, Ollila said, has been "managed historically very well". He added that since the EU is looking into different prospects for the energy union, there is an opportunity to learn from "what has been done in Nordic countries over the past 20 years."In addition to Nordic carbon trade, Ollila also suggested a Nordic export strategy for green energy solutions, alignment of research and using the whole Nordic area as a testbed.Nuuk in Greenland has been suggested to become a testbed for the full deployment of electric vehicles, and Reykjavik in Iceland may become a testing ground for infrastructure and systems that can support electrification of visiting cruise and fishing ships.The Faroe Islands may become the place for the development of battery technology and energy storage.-Green transition and growth-Put together, the Nordic region today is one of the 12 largest economies in the world and it is already living proof that the green transition is not incompatible with economic growth.However, the Nordics must become even greener to complete their transition into renewable energy, the Nordic Council report said."The energy transition is already underway – but if the Nordic countries do not participate to the fullest, the jobs will be created elsewhere," warned Jorma Ollila."The renewables will take off faster than what was thought only five years ago. So, the role of the renewables will grow quite significantly," he added."The focus should be on securing the most efficient green transition. If the ETS does not provide this, it may be relevant and timely to discuss a joint Nordic approach to support the schemes for renewable energy," Ollila's report concluded.”Another approach could be to discuss the introduction of a Nordic carbon price, based on the United Kingdom’s carbon price floor, in order to secure stronger incentives for the green transition,” it said.-UK leads the way-The prospect of a regionalised European carbon trading system in the future is not limited to the Nordic area. For instance, the UK already introduced a carbon price floor in 2013.”So far, the only country in Europe that has a carbon floor price is the UK. There it was very effective. They introduced a carbon floor price in 2013 and it has resulted in UK coal emissions falling by almost 60% last year," Femke de Jong said, adding: "So it is really significant."She goes on to say that: "It can be a very effective instrument to – at least in the intermediate time – to make sure that the carbon price reflects the damage cost of the pollution to the society.”Under the UK carbon floor price system, carbon emission prices rise automatically – currently at 18 pounds sterling (€20) from 2016 to 2020.Currently the carbon price in Europe stands at €5, but it should rise to €40 to meet the objectives of the Paris climate agreement and rise further to €100 in 2030.-Regional carbon trade-”Ideally, this should be solved at the EU level, but if this is not possible in the short-term, it makes sense to go for a regional solution,” de Jong said.”France has been pushing for it very much in the past and we think that now, with Macron [as president of France], he will also push for that," she added."Let's see," she said, "maybe after the German elections, there can also be a regional carbon price in Western Europe – with Germany, maybe Belgium, the Netherlands and France."Linking the Nordic carbon trade to the British system might be made complicated by the Brexit process, however.”I think it might be tricky for the Nordic countries to join the UK system,” said de Jong.”It is still an open question if the UK will withdraw from the ETS or not. Maybe it is also an idea to team up more with other countries that are contemplating this,” she suggested.

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 28,17-euobserver

Luxembourg, Today, 08:42-Luxembourg continues to refute any notion that it is a tax haven, despite widespread evidence of dubious schemes that it cuts global tax bills for big firms."We were never a tax haven," Luxembourg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, told EUobserver on Tuesday (27 June).Bettel's comments follow a grilling of Luxembourg's former prime minister and current European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker in late May told the European Parliament that he was unable to explain why the Grand Duchy "didn't want to remove tax secrecy."But Bettel, who was fielding a wide range of questions from reporters at an event hosted by the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, defended the country's tax policies by saying it was one of the first places to push transparency and the exchange of tax rulings with other member states."It is important for me that we have common rules and Luxembourg was one of the first one for transparency," he said.Luxembourg was rocked by scandal following media revelations in late 2014 that exposed how nearly 340 companies secured secret deals that shaved billions of euros from taxes, which were due to be paid elsewhere.The revelations ushered in a raft of new EU and national legislation to increase tax transparency and weed out abuse.The scandal also triggered a probe by the European Parliament, which slammed Luxembourg for allowing corporations to dodge "tax that could have been used to build schools, hospitals or pay down national debt."A report by the Brussels-based NGO, Eurodad, had also revealed last December that Luxembourg had in fact increased the number of so-called tax rulings in the wake of the 2014 media revelations by some 50 percent.The issue saw former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee Antoine Deltour face prison time for leaking the secret rules to the media, posing larger questions on whistleblower protection laws.But Bettel maintained that his country was fully compliant with tax standards and had not committed a crime."There are over 20 countries in Europe doing [tax] rulings," he noted, echoing a similar refrain to his predecessor, Juncker.Luxembourg, under Juncker's decade-long leadership of the country, had also repeatedly blocked the rolling back of aggressive tax planning schemes throughout the EU, according to a cache of German cables leaked earlier this year.Bettel also opposes any pan-EU taxation system and refuses to impose any sort of tax on financial transactions.The financial transaction tax, also known as the FTT, aims to raise money for the public good by imposing a 0.1 percent tax on shares and bonds, and 0.01 percent on derivative products."I am fully against and I will block that," said Bettel. But he noted that other member states are free to move ahead on the file as part of a two-speed Europe.He also added that people in Luxembourg should not have to pay more tax only "because other countries were not responsible with public finances."

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware — malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release. In the United States, the malware affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International, the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco.Its pace appeared to slow as the day wore on, in part because the malware appeared to require direct contact between computer networks, a factor that may have limited its spread in regions with fewer connections to Ukraine.The malware's origins remain unclear. Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using U.S. taxpayer-funded tools."The virus is spreading all over Europe and I'm afraid it can harm the whole world," said Victor Zhora, the chief executive of Infosafe IT in Kyiv , where reports of the malicious software first emerged early afternoon local time Tuesday.In Ukraine, victims included top-level government offices, where officials posted photos of darkened computer screens, as well as energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets. Ukrainian Railways and the communications company Ukrtelecom were among major enterprises hit, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in a Facebook post .The virus hit the radiation-monitoring at Ukraine's shuttered Chornobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, forcing it into manual operation.Multinational companies, including the global law firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk were also affected, although the firms didn't specify the extent of the damage.Ukraine bore the brunt with more than 60 per cent of the attacks, followed by Russia with more than 30 per cent , according to initial findings by researchers at the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. It listed Poland, Italy and Germany, in that order, as the next-worst affected.In the U.S, two hospitals in western Pennsylvania were hit; patients reported on social media that some surgeries had to be rescheduled. A spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System would say only that operational changes had to be made. A Wellsville, Ohio, woman at one of its hospitals to have her gallbladder removed said she noticed computer monitors off and nurses scurrying around with stacks of paperwork.Security experts said Tuesday's global cyberattack shares something in common with last month's outbreak of ransomware, dubbed WannaCry . Both spread using digital lock picks originally created by the NSA and later published to the web by a still-mysterious group known as the Shadowbrokers.Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, said it would only be effective if every single computer on a network were patched — otherwise, a single infected machine could infect all others."Once activated, the virus can automatically and freely distribute itself on your network," Ukraine's cyberpolice tweeted.Bogdan Botezatu, an analyst with Bitdefender, compared such self-spreading software to a contagious disease. "It's like somebody sneezing into a train full of people," he said.Ryan Kalember, a security expert at Proofpoint, said one reason the attacks appeared to be slowing down was that the ransomware appears to spread only when a direct contact exists between two networks — such as when a global company's Ukraine office interacts with headquarters.But once it hits a computer on a network, it spreads quickly, even among computers that have applied the fix for the NSA exploit."It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other," Kalember said.Botezatu said the new program appeared nearly identical to GoldenEye, a variant of a known family of hostage-taking programs known as "Petya." It demanded $300 in Bitcoin.Unlike typical ransomware, which merely scrambles personal data files, the program wreaking havoc Tuesday overwrites a computer's master boot record, making it tougher to restore even a machine that has been backed up, said Kalember.It may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, according to tweets by the country's cyberpolice unit. It said a rogue update seeded the infection across Ukraine. In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, MEDoc acknowledged having been hacked.The motives of those behind the malware remain unknown. Ukraine has been a persistent target of pro-Russian hackers, who are blamed for twice shutting down large swaths of its power grid in the dead of winter and sabotaging its elections system in a bid to disrupt May 2014 national elections.Emails sent Tuesday to an address posted to the bottom of ransom demands went unreturned. That might be because the email provider hosting that address, Berlin-based Posteo, pulled the plug on the account before the infection became widely known.In an email, a Posteo representative said it had blocked the email address "immediately" after learning that it was associated with ransomware. The company added that it was in contact with German authorities "to make sure that we react properly."___Bajak reported from Houston. Associated Press writers Anick Jesdanun in New York, Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow, Larry Rosenthal in Beaver, Pennsylvania and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.Raphael Satter And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press.

Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada's ambassador for climate change.Canada hasn't had such an ambassador since January 2015.Jennifer MacIntyre fills the role as of Tuesday, with a mandate to push Canada's international relationships on the climate change file, including promoting Canadian clean technology businesses abroad.She is the fifth person to hold the title of ambassador for climate change — but the first where the role is not the equivalent of Canada's chief negotiator for climate change treaties.As such she will not be on hand next week when Trudeau sits down with other G20 leaders in Germany where the Paris climate change agreement will be front and centre.Instead her role is to find ways for Canada to take advantage of any international opportunities for trade and investment that climate change policies bring.MacIntyre spent most of the last four years as the ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The Canadian Press.

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BRUSSELS — NATO's chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defence this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "we have really shifted gears. The (spending) trend is up and we intend to keep it up."Unveiling new figures, Stoltenberg said European allies and Canada have increased spending by almost $46 billion over the last three years.He said 25 of NATO's 29 allies aim to raise defence spending in 2017.Only the United States, Britain, Estonia, debt-burden Greece and Poland met NATO's spending targets last year. Romania says it will meet the 2 per cent of GDP guideline this year, while Latvia and Lithuania plan to in 2018.The Associated Press.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.Firefighters are hoping to be able to put out hot spots on the southern end of the fire to allow residents to return to the ski town of Brian Head. Homes there have been evacuated since June 17 when authorities say it was started by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds on private land.The fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometres ).The blaze is one of several in the West. Crews in California were making gains against two new fires that spread quickly, and firefighters in Idaho battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush.

The Associated Press
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.Trudeau said Tuesday during a news conference in Ottawa to wrap up the parliamentary sitting that government officials have had "multiple conversations" with the U.S. administration about protecting Canadian rights in the face of immigration decisions south of the border."But at the same time, Canadians have been very clear that we see immigration as a net positive, that we know we don't have to compromise security to build stronger, more resilient communities," he said. "I will continue to stand for Canadian values and Canadian success in our immigration system as I always have, whether it's in Washington or in Hamburg next week or elsewhere around the world."On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect.The justices will hear full arguments in October, but in the meantime, the court said Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."-Trudeau defends sniper role-In the wide-ranging news conference in the National Press Theatre, Trudeau was asked about topics ranging from trade concerns with the U.S. to recent news that a Canadian special forces member had shot and killed an ISIS fighter at a record distance for a sniper.Trudeau called the sniper actions "entirely consistent" with the role of troops in northern Iraq. The "advise and assist" mission has always had an element of defending Canadian forces as well as our coalition partners, he said."That is something that is integral to this mission, and that is something that has always been followed," he said.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the incident suggests Canadian forces are actually involved in direct combat in Iraq, and has called on Trudeau to provide the public with more details on the role of the mission.Trudeau said the incident should be "celebrated" for demonstrating the excellence in training and performance of duties by the Canadian Forces.National Defence said the sniper, part of the Joint Task Force 2 special forces unit, was supporting Iraqi forces when he shot an enemy fighter from 3,540 metres away.That is more than a kilometre farther than the previous record, held by a British sniper who shot a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2009.Trudeau also said he broke his key electoral promise to reform Canada's electoral system because there was no compromise from other parties, and he didn't want to use his Liberal majority to ram through fundamental change."There was no path to do that."-'No path' on electoral reform-Trudeau said Liberals preferred a ranked ballot system, while the NDP wanted a proportional voting system that would have led to "fragmented" parties.Conservatives wanted to keep the status quo, he said."It was a very difficult decision for me," Trudeau said in describing his decision to break the promise.Asked about when the government will eliminate the deficit, Trudeau said his government is targeting billions in new spending on infrastructure and other services Canadians need and will not put a timeframe on when it will "arbitrarily" balance the books.Trudeau also touted what he sees as the government's key accomplishments so far, namely helping improve the quality of life for the middle class and taking steps to tackle the opioid crisis before taking questions.The prime minister also reacted to a new round of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Canada's softwood lumber industry by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He said he is focused on being "constructive" and working toward a deal that will help protect thousands of jobs in Canada.Earlier Tuesday, the prime minister issued a statement to mark Multiculturalism Day.'Differences make us strong'"Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practise many faiths, and represent many cultures," he said. "Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada's heritage and identity, and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong."Canada's tradition of multiculturalism has meant fresh perspectives and new answers to old problems, Trudeau said.Noting that Canada is celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Trudeau said the milestones are a reminder of the values that unite Canadians: Openness, inclusion and deep respect for our differences."Whoever we are, wherever we come from, these values bring us together as equal members of this great country," he said.

U.S.-led coalition envoy visits Syria to discuss Raqqa aftermath-YAHOONEWS-[Reuters]-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State visited north Syria on Wednesday and met the council planning to run Raqqa after its capture from the jihadists to assure it of support, one of its members said.The U.S.-led coalition is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that began fighting inside Raqqa three weeks ago.The SDF announced the creation of the Raqqa Civil Council in April to replace militant rule in a city that has for three years been Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria.McGurk has met the council in Ain Issa in north Syria twice before in meetings that were not publicized, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, Omar Alloush, said.Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, said coalition members are routinely in northern Syria working with the SDF and other local entities including the council. He could not confirm McGurk's visit on Wednesday and referred queries to the special envoy's office.Alloush said McGurk and other coalition officials, including its deputy commander Major General Rupert Jones, promised infrastructure help but did not discuss how much money was available."They did not specify any sum, but they decided we will support first removing mines, lifting rubble, maintenance of schools, then electricity stations and water," Alloush said.This month, volunteers at the council told Reuters they had informed the coalition it would take about $10 million a year to restore power and water supplies, roads and schools.(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT — A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River ValleyTwo Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet. Russian, Syrian, and U.S.-led coalition aircraft are all known to operate in the area.Cluster bombs are designed to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended.Omar Abou Layla, the head of Deir Ezzor 24, said 15 bodies, including of women and children, were recovered in the village. He said residents expect to find many more killed.Ali Rahbe, of Justice For Life, said local informants counted at least 35 dead in the village, which is between the IS strongholds of al-Mayadeen and Boukamal.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the initial toll at 30 dead.At least 57 people were killed in an airstrike on an IS-run jail in the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. Activists said that airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. The coalition said it was looking into the reports.Turkey's military meanwhile said it returned fire after an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.A statement Wednesday said the People's Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria's Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the "detected targets."The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State group in the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.Turkey was angered by a U.S. decision last month to arm the Syrian Kurds, fearing the weapons will end up in the hands of Kurdish rebels in Turkey.The Associated Press.

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town-[Reuters]-By Kanupriya Kapoor-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged Marawi City have been decapitated during the five-week stand by militants loyal to the Islamic State group, as some who escaped the city have previously reported.Some 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and 246,000 people displaced in the conflict, which erupted after a failed attempt on May 23 to arrest a Filipino militant commander backed by Islamic State's leadership.President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the militants in Marawi and said the Philippines was now dealing with "a very dangerous situation" due to young Muslims inspired by the "mass insanity" of Islamic State."All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way," he said at an event where he received hundreds of sniper and assault rifles donated by China to help the military campaign in Marawi."They enjoy decapitating people in front of cameras. They have to be dealt with, with the same ferocity but not the brutality," he said.The information about the beheadings came via a text message to reporters from Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia of the Western Mindanao Command. Garcia did not respond to repeated requests for details.A civilian rescue worker, Abdul Azis Lomondot, told Reuters body parts were found, but with "no proof of beheading".Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said bodies were found separately in two groups, of 12 and five, but he was unable to confirm if the five were beheaded.The battle entered its 36th day on Wednesday, with intense gunfights and bombing in the heart of the town and black-clad fighters seen from afar running between buildings as explosions rang out.The rebels' hold on Marawi, while incurring the full force of a military for years trained by its U.S. counterparts, has much of the region on edge, concerned that Islamic State's influence may run deeper than thought.Those fears are also being felt in Malaysia and Indonesia, whose nationals are among the Maute group of rebels fighting in Marawi, suggesting the group may have built a cross-border network that has gone largely undetected.-RISING TOLL-Military spokesman Restituto Padilla earlier said it was likely that many civilians had been killed and the death toll - at 27 before the latest 17 were announced - was only what the authorities could confirm independently and escapees had reported many in the area of fighting."(It) may increase significantly," Padilla told reporters. "There have been a significant number that have been seen."Padilla said the cause of all of those deaths would be "atrocities committed by the terrorists".Among those atrocities, the army says, have been residents being forced to loot homes, take up arms or become sex slaves.Videos have appeared this month on the website of Islamic State's Amaq news agency and its social media channels of hostages in Marawi pleading for their lives, saying they would be beheaded if air strikes were not stopped. Clips have also appeared of kneeling captives, shot in the head from behind.Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the footage.The military has so far been reluctant to discuss the possibility that the real impact of the fighting on civilians could be far more severe than has been reported.It has played down the impact of daily air strikes and mortar assaults aimed at rebel sniper positions, which have reduced areas of the lakeside town to rubble and alarmed people stuck there, some of whom have said the shelling was a bigger threat than the militants.Military spokesman Padilla said troops needed more time to finish what was a tricky mission, complicated by trapped civilians, hostages and booby traps.(For a graphic on battle for Marawi, click http://tmsnrt.rs/2sqmHDf)(Additional reporting by Neil Jerome Morales in MANILA; Writing by Martin Petty)

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

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          Big Brave Soldier   
My recent interview with Treva Askey, a former British soldier who is now transitioning, took place amid my thought processes about transgender people serving in the armed forces. There has actually been quite a lot of discussion about this topic in the press lately.

When I was a child, I was a sensitive boy who cried easily. I remember often being told to be a "big brave soldier". This phrase bristled with me then-- and continues to do so today. My parents were not being cruel: they were simply trying to encourage me to behave in a certain way, which they felt was more appropriate (for the record, it didn't work: I am still a sensitive person and I still cry easily).
Upper lips: stiff

It was clear why they chose this phrase. A soldier is someone who is the archetype of courage, discipline, and moral clarity. It is unspoken, but a soldier, of course, is someone who doesn't struggle with his sexuality, nor with his gender identity.

But, for what it was worth, I realised that, as a child, I was braver than many of my peers in some circumstances. For example, I was untroubled by some things (like big scary bugs) which made others visibly queasy. So this other kid, he can kick a football like a cannon, but can't pick up a spider: why is he considered braver than me? That seemed unfair.

As I have grown older, I have viewed military people with a mixture of both admiration and fear. Admiration, in that (in the main) I admire what they do, protecting the interests of my country and ensuring that my family and I can sleep safe in our beds without worrying about being invaded or bombed or have our way of life brutally suppressed. But also fear, in that they achieve that by learning how to hurt and kill other people, sometimes with truly dreadful efficiency. I find some military types to be overbearing and intimidating.

You will be familiar with the notion that the military has to "break you down" before they "build you up". Nobody enters the military willing to hurt or kill somebody else. The military needs to remove your inhibitions to cause harm, to hurt, to kill, and it does that very precisely: by subjecting you to gruelling physical challenges, to strict and dehumanising rituals, to harsh and disproportionate punishments. And to make it stick, it dresses this up in very attractive guise: flags and uniforms, medals and heroism, music and pageantry, and intense camaraderie.

Of course, it needs to do these things to make you an effective fighting person. You need to learn that you are less important than the whole, and you need to subsume your will to the orders you need to carry out. The military can't work as a democracy: ("Excuse me, sergeant? I don't really think advancing on that hill is a very good idea, when you think about it". "You're quite right, private. Raise your hands if you think we should all go to the pub instead").
Autumn Sandeen

The military also needs to inculcate a very powerful sense of moral clarity. We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. They are not like us: they don't look like us, they don't talk like us, they eat weird foods, they don't worship like us (and in any case, God is on our side). In fact, they're not really human, and that makes it OK to get rid of them.

I am certain that being in the military would cause intolerable psychological harm to me. I prize my individuality extremely highly. My inability to take orders from stupid people would require that I be brutalised until I gave up resisting. And I cannot contemplate the person they would "build me up" into becoming.

But (as I said elsewhere), that's not to say I would have nothing to offer my country. Give me a gun and put me in a uniform, and I would be useless. On the other hand, put me in Bletchley Park with the other misfits, and we will win the war for you. To put it bluntly, I don't need to be broken down before I can be useful! (And my loyalty to my country is not in question).

It is this ability of the military to assign us and them which troubles me. If you are not 100% with us, you are against us. It makes it easy for people in the military who are not quite like "us" to be rejected and brutalised. And who is not quite like "us"? Well, homosexual and transgender people are a good place to start. Private Barry Winchell was bullied and eventually murdered by one of his comrades for dating a male-to-female transwoman.
Discharged for transitioning: Sage Fox

We all know of course, that a man who falls in love with another man (or a man who thinks he was born a woman) is somehow soft, somehow effeminate, somehow morally twisted, and therefore prone to cowardice and treachery. We can't have that in the military. First of all, a man needs to be a real man with no hint of femininity. Second of all, imagine the effect on morale if you are constantly on your guard in case your buddy wants to molest you sexually instead of guarding your back. The solution, of course, is to keep all those queers and gays and trannies out.

These arguments are obviously flawed. The reason is that there are (and have always been) gay and trans people in the military (we can start with the Chevalier D'Eon!). They have in many cases served with distinction, shown great valour, and have sometimes been highly decorated. So much for their intrinsic weaknesses. Second, those reports of soldiers sexually abusing their comrades just haven't materialised. It turns out that your gay buddy is every bit as interested in surviving the conflict alive as you are, and he has no more interest in sexually molesting you than you have of him. So morale hasn't suffered. The military hasn't collapsed amid a shower of pink sparks.

There are hints that the tide is beginning to turn. This article isn't big enough to explore the US military, where acceptance of gay people is on the rise. Instead, it's about trans people, where acceptance lags quite a long way behind. This excellent article in the New York Times by Julia Baird reports that 20% of US trans people have served in the military. This is borne out by my personal experience corresponding with other transgender people. In addition to the military, there are plenty of others who have served in the police and other "masculine" occupations.
Baird: Nine percent of transgender people who have served in the American military report being discharged because of being transgender or gender nonconforming. Almost all of the rest stay quiet for fear of harassment or abuse.

A Harvard study published last year found that most transgender military personnel in America are white, educated and middle-aged. And most eventually transitioned from male to female. It also found that 20 percent of transgender people had served in the military — double the rate of the general population. (There is a theory that many seek “hypermasculine” experiences to suppress their desire to be female.) A University of California survey found almost all — 97 percent — were not able to transition until after they left the service.
And she quotes a female-to-male serviceman whom she identifies only as Ryan:
Ryan: I wear an American uniform and I represent a country supposedly defined by liberty and equality. But my allies are welcome to serve in a way that has most certainly just cost me my livelihood. If these countries’ soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines can serve openly and authentically as transgender women and men, why can’t I?
Still serving: Cate McGregor
And serving officer Captain Sage Fox writes:
Fox:I'm a transgender woman and an Army Officer. I want what everyone who cares about our military and our country should want: The freedom to live our lives in peace, raise our children in safety, and live according to our personal and collective ideals. Without these, what ARE we fighting for?
The first military transwoman I heard of was Jan Hamilton in her famous documentary Sex Change Soldier. Jan served in an elite Special Forces unit, and there is a short sequence in the documentary which shows some of the comments she received from her former comrades after she came out. They are unbelievably painful and hurtful. At the time of this documentary, it wasn't possible to transition and remain serving in the British army, although it now is.

But the second had a slightly more hopeful story. Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor came out while serving as a senior (and decorated) officer in the Australian Army. However, her commanding officer refused to accept her resignation when she tendered it, and refuted her claim that she was bringing embarrassment to his office. Although McGregor has continued to serve, she describes the "drumbeat of personal abuse" she has suffered since coming out, and also talks of difficulty explaining things to her wife.
Warrior Princess: Kristin Beck

And most recently, highly decorated US Navy SEAL and transwoman Kristin Beck has published her autobiography, Warrior Princess. Beck is literally festooned with decorations. Her Wikipedia article speculates that its publication has encouraged US Defence officials to reconsider their policy about trans people serving in the military, and Una at TransasCity mentions a study which shows that it would have few negative consequences (although Una points out that the study cannot be considered unbiased, commissioned as it was by billionaire transwoman Jennifer Pritzker-- herself a former Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army). This doesn't seem to be the same study which Julia Baird mentions above. In any case, you can read the whole report here. Most recently, Chuck Hagel, the incumbent US Secretary of Defence, has recommended that the US policy of not allowing transgender people to serve should be reviewed.

Which countries allow people to transition and still serve? Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. (If you know of any others, please let me know). And of course, my home of New Zealand, which was, I am delighted to say, recently judged the most tolerant of LGBT servicemen and women in an international study (the Brits came joint second). Nonetheless, I suspect that, in general, the bar isn't set very high for this particular contest!

From my own perspective, it seems encouraging that one can survive a couple of decades of military service, and it doesn't grind out all your femininity, all your sensitivity, as many of the above people have shown.

In the grand scheme of things, this is all a very small problem. As far as I can judge, although Australia permits transition while serving, there seem to be only six people to whom this currently applies. And Wikipedia's list of transsexual or transgendered people who have served in the military is pitifully small. Nonetheless, for those few, it's a very big deal indeed, and (as with other areas) I suspect what we see is only the small tip of a very large iceberg.

For those still serving in painful silence, coming out and finally being true to themselves may call for another manifestation of the "big brave soldier".

My thanks to Melissa for drawing my attention to the New York Times article.

For my exclusive interview with Jan Hamilton, now Abigail Austen, click here.

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Addendum: 14th September 2016

As of the 1st July 2016, the US has lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. The BBC carries the story here.
          Fri Jun 30th Todays News   
Some things should not happen, but they do. Good news about unemployment should be oxygen for the federal government. Unemployment is down around 5.5%. That should mean that the government will have good returns from income tax and production. There are lots of good things the federal government is doing, but the oxygen thief that is Malcolm Turnbull and his crony mates of Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne are robbing the government of oxygen. Mr Abbott can help and does. Take an example of a few words Mr Abbott said at a recent IPA event 

"We have an abundance of energy - but the world's highest power prices; an abundance of land - and property prices to rival Hong Kong's; some of the world's smartest people - yet with school rankings behind Kazakhstan.

We need to make Australia work again - because our country, plainly, is not working as it should. We are letting ourselves down. We are not what we should be; and we know it."


Mr Abbott generously gave his time to talk to IPA members, and not just speak his thoughts and run. And Mr Abbott gives oxygen which the government needs. 

In 350, Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, was defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. Neither reigned long as Constantius II dealt with Magnentius three years later. 763, the Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeated the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.1520, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 1688, the Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution

In 1934, the Night of the Long KnivesAdolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, took place. 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appealed for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country. 1937, the world's first emergency telephone number999, was introduced in London. 1963, Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, killed seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo

In 1971, the crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft were killed when their air supply escaped through a faulty valve. It is difficult to overstate the tragedy. The mission to dock with a space station and stay there for weeks was successful. They kept fit on a treadmill twice a day. But on re entry, a pressure valve no one could access was left open in space. They died in seconds on re entry. 

I am very good and don't deserve the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

















Here is a video I made Up Hill

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 -- 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

Up-Hill

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Does the road wind up-hill all the way? 
   Yes, to the very end. 
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day? 
   From morn to night, my friend. 

But is there for the night a resting-place? 
   A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. 
May not the darkness hide it from my face? 
   You cannot miss that inn. 

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night? 
   Those who have gone before. 
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight? 
   They will not keep you standing at that door. 

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak? 
   Of labour you shall find the sum. 
Will there be beds for me and all who seek? 
   Yea, beds for all who come.



=== from 2016 ===
 It is possible that the ALP will win the election on Saturday and that should scare people. Because the DelCon movement have advocated splitting the senate vote and sending a message to those remaining idiots who installed Turnbull over Abbott, the senate is likely to be ALP friendly too. Turnbull's foolish decision to go for a double dissolution means that all of Abbott's gains get wiped out. So as a service to the community, The Conservative Voice will list reasons to not vote for the ALP or their proxies who call themselves independents. 
  • The AWU corruption scandal which brought on the double dissolution. Shorten is heavily involved in his time as union leader. Also Fair Work has been set up badly and is not an effective guard. To give the ALP the reigns of power again is to give in to another term of ineffective workplace relations. That will damage Australia badly, crippling her businesses who employ people.
  • Bad for the economy, promising to spend over $120 billion dollars on two policies alone, neither of which are effective. But then promising to balance the budget too. And yet admitting to lying outrageously about Medicare because they feel that is clever politics. 
  • Border Security. ALP have killed people with expensive bad policy.
  • Too close to extremist Muslims, too distant from people who are good.
  • Hostile to church interests, but not a friend to gays either. 
  • NSW Corruption with ICAC still not taking on the majority of corrupt ALP members from their 16 years in power. 
  • Victorian corruption, with jobs for the union mates and the destruction of CFA volunteer firefighters. ALP have killed people with incompetence in recent years. 
  • Queensland corruption and South Australian too, all related to entrenched ALP that are supported by independents. 
For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Greece will default on her repayments today. The left wing Greek Government has promised her people that they can default and stay in the European Union. As if people can work but not be paid, so long as they aren't Greek. And that is wrong. The cost of the lie of the Greek government is a nervous world market which devalues because the stakes are so high. Europe should boot Greece. The campaign against austerity is dangerous and should not be accepted. There will be market pain if Greece leaves the union, but it is nothing to the pain if others feel that austerity can be rejected with impunity.  

Joe Hockey's defamation win is only a slap on the wrist for the partisan media who would willingly cut their own throats to secure a win against conservatives. There was no need for the personal attack of the defamatory headline, but it was made for no other purpose but to attack the treasurer. And if the Fairfax press had any credibility they would pay the money and issue an apology. Instead they are un-penitent and are examining the possibility of appealing. One hopes they appeal and lose badly.
From 2014
The 1876 election had seen the election of GOP Hayes based on a compromise. The military was pulled out of the South, ending reconstruction efforts and toppling state GOP governments. White Democrats would make the south one party and would isolate and prey upon African Americans. But in terms of populism, that was ok. Then James was elected and what followed was to James' credit in 1881, and a tragedy too. James was a GOP man too, but he had better control and discipline than Hayes. James Garfield would reform the US public service and purge corruption from the post office. He appointed african americans to prominent federal positions, promoted civil rights and education as a means to a free and fair electorate. And then, two hundred days into office, he was assassinated by a nut job. 

The nut job was like any other extreme right wing idiot that ever lived. Born in illinois, to an ethnically French family of Huguenot, Guiteau had been given $1000 and instructed to study in New York by his father. He had listening issues, and struggled as a student. He dropped out and joined a religious cult, but struggled to find his place. He went to Boston and got an easily achieved legal license, but was a failure as a barrister, managing to enrage most of his clients. Next, Guiteau turned to theology and stole material from the cult from which he had been booted. Then he decided to support GOP people. He begged Hayes for political favours, and then Garfield. Garfield had opposed corruption. So Guiteau decided to shoot him. 

Guiteau chose a pearl handled revolver for reasons of posterity. He picked his moment, approached Garfield from behind and shot him twice. Garfield would probably have survived but for the medical treatment he received by doctors that had not sterilised their surgery equipment or hands, as would be routine ten years later. It took eleven weeks for Garfield to die. In defence, Guiteau would claim that he was not guilty because "The doctors killed him, I just shot him." The defence failed, and so on this day in 1882, nine months after the shooting, Guiteau was hung. On the morning of his hanging, Guiteau wrote a poem. 

I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad,

I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad,

I am going to the Lordy,

Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

I am going to the Lordy.

I love the Lordy with all my soul,

Glory hallelujah!

And that is the reason I am going to the Lord,

Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

I am going to the Lord.


I saved my party and my land,



Glory hallelujah!

But they have murdered me for it,

And that is the reason I am going to the Lordy,

Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

I am going to the Lordy!

I wonder what I will do when I get to the Lordy,

I guess that I will weep no more

When I get to the Lordy!

Glory hallelujah!

I wonder what I will see when I get to the Lordy,

I expect to see most glorious things,

Beyond all earthly conception

When I am with the Lordy!

Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

I am with the Lord.

He was the only right wing extremist to assassinate a President of the US. He seemed incapable of rational thought, his application of poetry on a par with another right wing terrorist (McVey) who claimed he was the captain of his soul. Guiteau's case was one of the first attempts at an insanity defence in the US for a high profile case. At nine months he was the longest survivor of an assassination of a US President. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 350, Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, was defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. 763, the Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeated the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus. 1422, Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. 1520, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortésfought their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1521, Spanish forces defeated a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre. 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 1651, The DelugeKhmelnytsky Uprising – the Battle of Beresteczko ended with a Polish victory. 1688, the Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution. 1758, Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl took place. 1794, Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.

In 1805, the U.S. Congress organised the Michigan Territory. 1860, the 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place. 1864, U.S. PresidentAbraham Lincoln granted Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation". 1882, Charles J. Guiteau was hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield. 1886, the first transcontinental train trip across Canada departed from Montreal. It arrived in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4. 1892, the Homestead Strike began near PittsburghPennsylvania.

In 1905, Albert Einstein published the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduced special relativity. 1906, the United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act. 1908, the Tunguska event occurred in remote Siberia. 1912, the Regina Cyclone hit Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event. 1917, World War IGreece declared war on the Central Powers. 1921, U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States. 1922, in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado signed the Hughes-Peynado agreement, which ended the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.

In 1934, the Night of the Long KnivesAdolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, took place. 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appealed for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country. 1937, the world's first emergency telephone number999, was introduced in London 1944, World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ended with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces. 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. 1956, a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crashed, killing all 128 on board both airliners. 1960, Congo gained independence from Belgium. 1963, Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, killed seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo. 1966, the National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organisation, was founded. 1968, Pope Paul VIissued the Credo of the People of God.

In 1971, the crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft were killed when their air supply escaped through a faulty valve. Also 1971, Ohio ratified the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect. 1972, the first leap second was added to the UTC time system. 1977, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organizationdisbanded. 1985, thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 were freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days. 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bowers v. Hardwick that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. 1990, East Germany and West Germany merged their economies. 1997, the United Kingdom transferssovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
=== Publishing News ===
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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I am publishing a book called Bread of Life: January. 

Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
If you have a heart for giving, I fundraise at gofund.me/27tkwuc
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Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with AugustSeptemberOctober, or at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1482020262/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dVHPub0MQKDZ4  The kindle version is cheaper, but the soft back version allows a free kindle version.

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          Neuville leads Rally Poland as problems drop Breen back   
Belgium's Thierry Neuville leads Rally Poland after coming out on top in a three-way battle on the first full day of the eighth round of the world championship.
          Talks at Google: one of Google’s most beloved perks, shared with the world   

Every morning, a new name pops up in my inbox. It could be a scientist, an artist, a politician, an actor, a business leader, a cast from a Broadway show, an investor, or any expert. These people I’m getting emails about have one thing in common—they’re coming to give a talk at a Google office.

Talks at Google, a regular speaker series, is one of the company’s most beloved perks and a staple of our unique culture. It was started in 2006 by Googlers who noticed that some pretty interesting people were walking through the hallways, and thought, “how about we sit down and talk to them?” They invited anyone at Google to attend, recorded the talks and put them on YouTube so that—following Google’s mission—the talks would be universally accessible and useful.

Eleven years later, there have been more than 4,000 Talks at Google events. It started with talks from Googlers themselves, then expanded to authors and experts from all around the world with different backgrounds. The talks are hosted by Googler volunteers in offices around the world, with about 12 talks happening each week.

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To share the talks with a wider audience, we’ll publish a monthly roundup of some of the best Talks at Google from that month or on a given topic. To kick things off, we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite talks from the past 11 years:

Andrea Bocelli

World-renowned musician Andrea Bocelli gives a special performance to Googlers in Mountain View, and tells the story of how, from an early age, he knew he wanted to be a performer.

Andy Puddicombe: "Get Some Headspace"

By testing out some meditation techniques with the audience, Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe shares how anyone can meditate—even if that means just sitting quietly for ten seconds.

Christiane Amanpour

Veteran journalist and Chief CNN Correspondent Christiane Amanpour reveals her top list of people she still wants to interview, and discusses her decades-long career of investigative journalism.

Chris Anderson: "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking”

Chris Anderson, curator of the TED Conference, discusses TED’s evolution to “a media organization devoted to sharing ideas,” how to make a story come to life on stage, and the importance of nurturing curiosity.

Dan Ariely: On Dating & Relationships

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses why a canoe is the best place to test your long-term compatibility, and shares insights and advice for relationship-seekers in the age of dating apps.

Diane von Fürstenberg

Iconic fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg shares a timeline of her life (and her unique sense of humor), sprinkled with personal anecdotes from her early days in Belgium and her rise to fashion fame.

Gloria Steinem: "My Life on the Road"

Legendary feminist activist, author and journalist Gloria Steinem discusses her eighth book “My Life on the Road,” the ancient cultures that most inspire her and technology’s influence on human interaction.

HBO's "Silicon Valley"

The Pied Piper team visits Google to chat about which cast members are most like their characters and how instances from the actors’ real lives (or the pranks that happen on set) make their way into episodes of “Silicon Valley.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Writings on the Wall"

Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar goes beyond the court to discuss his book “Writings on the Wall,” along with his perspective on race, equal pay and religion.

Marie Kondo: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up"

Marie Kondo, author and guide to cleaning up your life, discusses why it’s important to ask yourself if each of your possessions brings you joy (and what to do with those joyless items).

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, often referred to as the “father of modern linguistics,” muses about the development of his political views and the humble beginning of his writing career in 1939, when he was the “editor and only reader” of his fourth grade newspaper.

Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams: "Hidden Figures"

Hidden Figures cast member Janelle Monáe and Executive Producer Pharrell Williams visited Google Atlanta to chat with computer science students from historically black schools about “women in STEM who changed the world,” and their advice for how to break through barriers and stay motivated through trying times.

The Broadway Revival of Spring Awakening

In partnership with Deaf West, a deaf theatre company based in Los Angeles, Google hosted a special performance from the cast of Spring Awakening, and heard about what it’s like to work on Broadway.

Tina Fey: "Bossypants"

Actress, writer, comedian and producer Tina Fey brings her comedic chops to Google to discuss her book “Bossypants,” and insights from her experience as a woman in Hollywood.

Toni Morrison: Home

In an interview at Google New York, author Toni Morrison discusses her book “Home,” how she builds her characters and her writing method—each time she sits down to write, “it’s like she’s never written anything before.”

To see more talks, look out for future roundups on Keyword—or subscribe to Talks at Google on YouTube, follow them on Twitter or browse their website.


          Amid Fears Of An Attack, Belgium Re-Ups Its State Of Emergency   
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          Special issue of the IEEE transactions on dielectrics and electrical insulation electrets and related phenomena   
We are pleased to announce that the June 2018 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be a special issue on electrets and related phenomena. This issue is open to all authors. Presenters of papers at the IEEE 16th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE16) to be held during September 4–7, 2017 in Leuven (Belgium) are especially encouraged to submit their work to this special issue. For more information on ISE16 please go to www.ise16.eu.
          TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles   
TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles

Stories on the Eurovision Song Contest's use of TiMax SoundHub and DHD joining the RAVENNA roster are included in our Top Ten summary this week.

The Number One spot though goes to our article looking at how Shure wireless systems have been handling massive channel counts for the new UK production of classic musical 42nd Street.

Check out the rest of our weekly rundown...

1. 42nd Street breaks new musical ground with Shure UHF-R

Hit West End production is using over 80 channels of wireless at Drury Lane at any one time.

2. Review: PreSonus Studio 192 Mobile

Russ Long takes a closer look at this new compact 24-bit, 192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface.

3. Re-recording mixer Paul Massey upgrades private dub stage

Recent update carried out by Audio Intervisual Design included enhancements to the multi-BAFTA winner's Pro Tools rigs and Harrison console.

4. Temple of Tune acquires second Yamaha Nuage system

Owner Fredo Gevaert first invested in the system in 2014 and it was such a success that he immediately started planning for the next one.

5. Netflix now supporting Dolby Atmos

Subscribers will soon be able to experience the new film 'Okja' in the immersive sound format and Dolby Vision, with more titles on the way.

6. TiMax SoundHub keeps delay to a minimum at Eurovision 2017

Two audio delay matrix units were supplied by Black Box Music to manage multi-zone PA level and delay alignment between Main and B-stage performance areas.

7. Harman launches AKG 600MHz Wireless Trade-In Program

Customers can trade in any qualifying 600MHz wireless system and receive a rebate of up to $350 per channel when stepping up to select AKG wireless sets.

8. DHD becomes newest member of the RAVENNA community

German broadcast audio mixer and router manufacturer is now able to provide an AoIP solution based on open standards.

9. Meyer Sound celebrates 50 years of Monterey with LEO Family

Powerful sound reinforcement system was recently used for the main PA at a commemorative 50th edition of the iconic International Pop Festival.

10. dLive systems in the mix for annual Dutch concert

FOH engineer John Kriek selected the system for the first time in a sing-along event that has been staged every year since Toppers formed in 2005.

Picture: The new Nuage setup at Temple of Tune in Belgium


          Orbit GT and Lehmann+Partner, Germany, sign Reseller Agreement   
Lokeren, Belgium, June 28th, 2017 - Orbit GT is happy to announce that Lehmann+Partner, Germany, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT …
          15% OFF Brown Sling Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Leather Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Brown Flip Flops, Brown Leath by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Brown Tiger Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Flip Flop Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Genuine Leather, Brown Sand by SANDALI   

46.75 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Green Eclipse Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Flip Flop Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Green Genuine Leather San by SANDALI   

46.75 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Brown Double-roman Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Sandals, Leather Flip Flops, Jesus Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Brown Sand by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Dark Chocolate Brown Leather Belt For Men & Women (including Buckle) - Accessories by SANDALI   

34.00 USD

We are happy to introduce our new category ~ ACCESSORIES ... belts - hoera !!

I can guarantee that you will LOVE our leather belts ~ they are also made from the highest quality materials that we make our sandals with … the quality is guaranteed to stand the test of time !!

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly.

All our leather belts are made from thick cow leather whereas the standard width varies between :

3.0 cm // 1.18 " + 3.5 cm // 1.38 " + 4.0 cm // 1.57 "

SIZES

Our also offer a huge range of sizes varying from an XXS - 10XL … please review the 2nd last picture which represents our BELT SIZE CHART which includes :

* US vs EUR compatibility
* Exact Measurements for the length of each size ( cm & inches )

BUCKLE

Please note that all belts includes a buckle which you will be able to select from … Please review the last picture which represent our buckle options !!!

Note that the buckle options is marked 1 - 8 so when checking out your order & you select your buckle option please make sure that you select the correct number.

COLORS

We also offer a variety of colors :

* Black
* Brown - Carrot, Cocoa Fusion, Dark Chocolate, Mahogony, Midnight Oil
* Cream
* Red
* Textured - Dark Brown, Light Brown
* White

CHECK OUT

Simply select your SIZE & BUCKLE options under our '"Variations Section" OR add your size in the "Message to Seller" when checking out your order !!

PLEASE NOTE

Belts go on top of clothes. So if you are a size 30" waist don't assume a 30" belt will fit. There is no point in measuring your waist if you are going to wear the belt on your hips.

SHIPPING

We are shipping all our parcels via First Class Registered PRIORITY International Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days.

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

We send each buyer a Tracking Number which they can use to track their order & a toll-free number to contact in order to schedule a delivery date in advance !!

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

First Class Registered PRIORITY International Mail will be charged :

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $13.95 / $10.00 - United States (10 - 16 days)
USD $13.95 / $10.00 - Canada (10 - 16 days)
USD $14.95 / $11.00 - Spain, The Netherlands & Belgium (10 - 12 days)
USD $14.95 / $11.00 - UK, France, Sweden & Germany (10 - 12 days)
USD $19.95 / $15.00 - Australia (10 - 16 days)
USD $19.95 / $15.00 - New Zealand (10 - 16 days)
USD $15.95 / $12.00 - Everywhere Else (10 - 16 days)
USD $ 4.00 / $ 2.00 - Israel (2-5 days)

We also offer EXPRESS SHIPPING - if you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options :

ECO Express Mail
( 5-7 business days )

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $30.00 / $21.00 - United States
USD $40.00 / $31.00 - Australia
USD $35.00 / $28.00 - Europe / Everywhere Else *
USD $13.00 / $7.00 - Israel

* Please contact us to make sure that your country is listed for ECO Express Services.

EMS Express Mail
( 3-5 business days )

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $35.00 / $30.00 - United States
USD $45.00 / $40.00 - Australia
USD $45.00 / $40.00 - New Zealand
USD $40.00 / $35.00 - Europe / Everywhere Else
USD $20.00 / $18.00 - Israel

So for example if you wish to upgrade your shipping to ECO Express ( $35.00 USA ) then you simply need to pay the difference between the shipping fees as you already paid $15.95 for First Class Registered Priority Mail so you will only need to pay an additional $19.05 ( $35.00 - $15.95 ).

PLEASE NOTE

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

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          15% OFF Caramel Buckle-free Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Sandals, Leather Flip Flops, Jesus Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Natural S by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
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https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          Turquoise Triple All Leather Sandals For Men & Women - All Leather Soles - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Genuine Leather Sandals by SANDALI   

70.00 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable !! All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality ~~ we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this specific designs in blue, green, white, orange, red, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

★ SOLES ★

Our sandals are normally based on 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) however this given collection is based on ALL Leather Soles.

To confirm the sandals has leather bottom soles as well as leather upper soles with a small heel which is basically zero-drop.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals/
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH JUNE 2017   
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. WORLD’S HIGHEST RAIL TRACK SURVEY TO COMMENCE AT LEH
i. Indian Railways will start the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.
ii. The proposed new rail line will connect all important locations between Bilaspur and Leh namely Sunder Nagar Mandi, Keylong, Manali, Tandi, Koksar, Darcha, Upshi and Karu.
iii. Coming up at a height of 3,300 metres, the strategically important rail project is touted to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking China’s Qinghai–Tibet Railway.
iv. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the work for the final location survey at an estimated cost of Rs 157.77 cr. Survey is funded by the defence ministry and has been entrusted to RITES, a Railways PSU.

2. 135TH JAGANNATH PURI CHARIOT FESTIVAL BEGINS IN ODISHA
i. The 135th Jagannath Yatra starts from June 25 and ends on July 3. The end of Yatra is termed as the return cart festival or BahudaJatra.
ii. The Jagannath Yatra festival will be held in Odisha. The Rath Yatra festival is related to Lord Jagannath. According to Hindu calendar, this yatra is celebrated every year on Ashadh Shukla Dwitiya.
iii. The 5000 year old chariot festival marks the return of Lord Krishna to Vrindavan with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.
iv. This yatra includes three majestic chariots Nandighosa, Taladwaja and Darpadalan.
v. Sudarsan Pattnaik has carved beautiful art on RathYatra of Lord Jagannath at the Puri beach in Odisha with message “Let us all immerse in the spirit of unity & brotherhood”.


3. SINDHU, JUNIOR HOCKEY TEAM WINS SJFI ANNUAL AWARDS
i. The Sports Journalists Federation of India at its annual general meeting decided to confer the best Sportsperson of the Year award P V Sindhu elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission player and Best Team of the Year award to Indian Junior Hockey Squad.
ii. P V Sindhu clinched the silver medal at Olympic Games at Rio in August 2016.
iii. The Indian junior hockey team won the Junior World Cup title by defeating Belgium in the final held at Lucknow in December 2016.
iv. Both the awards would be presented at the 40th convention of the SJFI to be held in Indore in September 2017.

4. IDFC BANK ELEVATES SUNIL KAKAR AS MD AND CEO FOR 3 YEARS
i. IDFC Ltd has announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the MD and Chief Executive Officer. He is appointed for 3 years.
ii. Kakar has also been appointed as additional director. The Board has approved the resignation of veteran banker Vikram Limaye from the post of MD and CEO.
iii. Vikram Limaye  is set to join leading stock exchange NSE as its new Managing Director and CEO.
iv.Sunil Kakar is responsible for finance and accounts, business planning and budgeting and investor relations, among others.
v. He had worked with Max New York Life Insurance Company since 2001 as CFO. He has also worked with Bank of America for 18 years in various roles.

5. KIDAMBIM SRIKANTH BEATS CHEN LONG TO WIN AUSTRALIA OPEN SUPER SERIES
i. Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has defeated Olympic champion Chen Long to win the Australia Open Super Series men’s singles title.
ii. Srikanth has won his career’s 4th Super Series title. This is world no 11 Srikanth’s 2nd straight title victory in a week after he won the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier last Sunday.
iii. Srikanth has become only the 5th player in the world and the 1st Indian male shuttler to contest three consecutive Super Series finals. Singapore Open, Indonesia Open and Australian Open.
iv. The Badminton Association of India announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for Srikanth after he lifted the title.

6. ANISH BHANWALA WINS STANDARD PISTOL GOLD WITH WORLD RECORD AT JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala has won a gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Championship in the 25m Standard Pistol category in Germany.
ii. Anish had previously won a bronze medal at the Junior Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the 27th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes which concluded in May.
iii. The previous record was held by Denis Koulakov, who shot a score of 574 in a competition held in Finland in 2002.

7. NAIDU LAUNCHES BOOK TITLED ‘THE EMERGENCY-INDIAN DEMOCRACY’S DARKEST HOUR
i. Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book which titled The Emergency — Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour.
ii. The book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of Prashar Bharati. It was released by Union Minister for Urban Development and Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani at Ahmedabad.
iii. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honour all those who fought for restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.
iv. In his speech, Naidu has mentioned that Ahmedabad was the appropriate place to release the book as anti-corruption movement Navnirman initiated in Gujarat was the cause for the emergency.
v. During the function, senior leader of the RSS Dattatreya Hosabale and senior BJP leader and MP Subramanian Swamy were present.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. SPORTS JOURNALISTS FEDERATION OF INDIA AT ITS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DECIDED TO CONFER THE BEST SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD ON WHICH SPORTS PERSON?
a)  P V Sindhu
b)  Rohit Sharma
c)  Sania Mirza
d)  Virat Kohli
Q2. SUNIL KAKAR HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WHICH COMPANY:
a)  BPCl
b)  IDFC Ltd.
c)  BHEL
d)  NMDC
Q3. JAGANNATH TEMPLE AT PURI IS LOCATED IN WHICH INDIA STATE?
a)  Madhya Pradesh
b)  Uttar Pradesh
c)  Odisha
d)  Bihar
Q4. WHICH INDIAN BADMINTON PLAYER CLINCHED HIS 4TH SUPER SERIES TITLE WITH AN INCREDIBLE STRAIGHT-GAME TRIUMPH OVER REIGNING OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPION CHEN LONG IN THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL IN SYDNEY?
a)  P Kashyap
b)  Aditya Joshi
c)  Ajay Jayaram
d)  Kidambi Srikanth
Q5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘THE EMERGENCY – INDIAN DEMOCRACY’S DARKEST HOUR’?
a)  D Shankar Nath
b)  A Surya Prakash
c)  L Jeevan Lal
d)  G Krishna Reddy

ANSWERS:

            1 - A    2 - B    3 - C    4 - D    5 - B

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          1 pc.+ 17 Cups, SS39 (8mm) Empty Cup Chain for Bracelet - Rhodium Plating by JFExIntl   

7.00 USD

17 cups, SS39 (8mm) empty cup chain for Bracelet with 7¾"-9¾" adjustable extension chain and 15mm brass lobster clasp.
Cups suits any 8mm Chaton/Cabochon from Swarovski, Preciosa, JFEx Int'l MC Chaton Collection etc.

Quantity: 1 pc.
Price: $7.00

✿ Bulk options:
~~ ✤ 2 pc. [$13.00]
~~ ✤ 4 pc. [$24.00]
~~ ✤ 8 pc. [$46.00]

Size: Adjustable between 7¾"-9¾"
Material: Brass
Finish: Rhodium Plating

✿ Finish options:
~~ ✤ Gold
~~ ✤ Silver
~~ ✤ Rhodium
~~ ✤ Rose Gold
~~ ✤ Antique Brass
~~ ✤ Antique Silver
~~ ✤ Antique Copper

♻ Lead FREE Nickel ♻

✿ Shipping options:
~~ ✤ Additional items ship at no extra charge.
~~ ✤ Registered Air Mail with tracking in Israel only (2-3 weeks).
~~ ✤ Free shipping on orders over $75.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEX75✤
~~ ✤ Upgrade to EcoPost fast shipping with tracking (5-7 business days).
~~ ✤ Free EcoPost on orders over $125.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEXEPFS125✤

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Please note that EcoPost service is available for the following countries only:
United States, France, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.

✿ Find our complete selection of SS39 (8mm) cup chains here:
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          1 pc.+ 15 Cups, SS39 (8mm) Empty Cup Chain for Bracelet - Antique Silver by JFExIntl   

6.00 USD

15 cups, SS39 (8mm) empty cup chain for Bracelet with 7"-9" adjustable extension chain and 15mm brass lobster clasp.
Cups suits any 8mm Chaton/Cabochon from Swarovski, Preciosa, JFEx Int'l MC Chaton Collection etc.

Quantity: 1 pc.
Price: $6.00

✿ Bulk options:
~~ ✤ 2 pc. [$11.00]
~~ ✤ 4 pc. [$20.00]
~~ ✤ 8 pc. [$38.00]

Size: Adjustable between 7"-9"
Material: Brass
Finish: Antique Silver

✿ Finish options:
~~ ✤ Gold
~~ ✤ Silver
~~ ✤ Rhodium
~~ ✤ Rose Gold
~~ ✤ Antique Brass
~~ ✤ Antique Silver
~~ ✤ Antique Copper

♻ Lead FREE Nickel ♻

✿ Shipping options:
~~ ✤ Additional items ship at no extra charge.
~~ ✤ Registered Air Mail with tracking in Israel only (2-3 weeks).
~~ ✤ Free shipping on orders over $75.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEX75✤
~~ ✤ Upgrade to EcoPost fast shipping with tracking (5-7 business days).
~~ ✤ Free EcoPost on orders over $125.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEXEPFS125✤

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✿ Find our complete selection of SS39 (8mm) cup chains here:
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          6 pc.+ SS39 (8mm) Preciosa MC Chaton MAXIMA - Turquoise Color by JFExIntl   

2.10 USD

SS39 (8mm) Preciosa MC Chaton MAXIMA in Turquoise Color No.63030.

MC Chaton MAXIMA combines, for the first time in history, high quality lead-free crystal made with PRECIOSA® Hi-Pure Crystal ™ technology with an original patented 15-facet cut which is foiled with the innovative Dura-Foiling™ layer, or Unfoiled (Upon Availability). The result is a PRECIOSA crystal component of unrivalled optical‑aesthetic properties, outstanding resilience, exceptional durability, and one whose authenticity is quickly and unmistakably verifiable.

Quantity: 6 pc.
Price: $2.10

✿ Bulk options:
~~ ✤ 12 pc. [$4.00]
~~ ✤ 18 pc. [$5.70]
~~ ✤ 24 pc. [$7.20]

Size: SS39 (8mm)
Material: PRECIOSA® Hi-Pure Crystal ™
Finish: 15-facet cut with Dura-Foiling™ layer, or Unfoiled (Upon Availability).

♻ Lead FREE ♻

✿ Shipping options:
~~ ✤ Additional items ship at no extra charge.
~~ ✤ Registered Air Mail with tracking in Israel only (2-3 weeks).
~~ ✤ Free shipping on orders over $75.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEX75✤
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✿ Find our complete selection of SS39 Preciosa MAXIMA Chatons here:
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✿ Find our complete selection of JFEx Int'l MC Chaton Collection here:
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          10 pc.+ 10mm Crimp Ends for Flat Leather Cords - Raw Brass by JFExIntl   

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          Without a Summer   





Kowal, Mary Robinette. Without a Summer. New York: TOR, 2013.

Call No.: F KOW

Publisher's Description: Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. In Without a Summer, Jane and Vincent take a break from their international travels. But in a world where magic is real, nothing—even the domestic sphere—is quite what it seems.


After a dramatic trip to Belgium, Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The spring is unseasonably cold, and no one wants to be outside. Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a poor one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given an inadequate selection of eligible bachelors locally.

When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent London family, they take it, and bring Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects—and mood—will be brighter in London. Talk here frequently turns to increased unemployment of coldmongers and riots in nearby villages by Luddites concerned that their way of life is becoming untenable. With each passing day, it’s more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, which does not really help Melody’s chances for romance. It doesn’t take long for Jane to Vincent realize that in addition to arranging a wedding, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of national proportions.

          Finally, Amazon is shipping Prime Day to India on July 10   
The annual event hosted by the company in 12 countries including the US, the UK, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium and Austria is being held in India for the first time.
          The Left is so steeped in anti Christian, anti Americanism that it defends the indefensible Islamist FGM and fights against honorable Muslims.    
Hypocritical leftists willing to give Muslim extremists a pass


He’s a former Muslim extremist who speaks out against such extremism — yet he’s been labeled an extremist.
Last October, the Southern Poverty Law Center called British author and activist Maajid Nawaz, 39, “part of the ‘ex-radical’ circuit of former Islamists who use that experience to savage Islam.” During a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s show, Nawaz announced he’d be suing the SPLC for defamation.
Citing what he calls “the poverty of low expectations,” Nawaz argues that Islam, like any other religion, should not only field criticism but withstand it. Why, he asks, does the Western world — and liberals, in particular — refuse to condemn what they otherwise find abhorrent?
The SPLC, he says, fights against the oppressions of Christian fundamentalism, yet “the same causes they fight for within America are somehow deemed illegitimate for people like me to fight for within our own communities.”
To wit: The current case in Michigan — the first federal case of its kind — over female genital mutilation, practiced among a Shiite Muslim sect there. The New York Times, incredibly, has framed this as a potentially legitimate custom. “Michigan Case Adds US Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation,” ran a June 10 headline.
Debate? Really? An estimated 100 girls have been brutalized in this specific community since 2005 — yet because this barbarism is contextualized as Islamic, far too many liberals seek to justify what is plainly child abuse, a gross violation of human rights.
There are plenty of Catholics and fundamentalist Christians who believe abortion is morally wrong, yet Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land. Why should Islam get special dispensation? Isn’t it a supercilious attitude to take — that a muscular religion of 1.6 billion people requires deference to the point of infantilization?
Also on the SPLC’s list is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born author and activist who herself survived female genital mutilation and a forced marriage. Ali and fellow activist Asra Q. Nomani recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and were shocked that none of the four female Democrats on that panel — including Kamala Harris, who’d become a feminist cause célèbre the day before, after male colleagues interrupted her interrogation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions — asked a single question.
In a June 22 Times Op-Ed, Ali and Nomani called out Harris along with Sens. Maggie Hassan, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill.
“What happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives when it comes to confronting the brutal reality of Islamic extremism and what it means for women in many Muslim communities here at home and around the world,” they wrote. “When it comes to the pay gap, abortion access and workplace discrimination, progressives have much to say. But we’re still waiting for a march against honor killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.”
These are horrors, misogyny masquerading as religion, and it’s a Jedi mind trick that works almost every time.
Sen. McCaskill, for example, said she was “worried” about Ali and Nomani’s testimony. “Anyone who twists or distorts religion is an exception to the rule,” she said. Tell that to women in Saudi Arabia, who cannot drive, work or travel alone, or to women in Pakistan, where a so-called “women’s rights bill” was passed last year allowing men to beat their wives, instructions included.
“These recommendations are, according to the Koran and Sunnah, the prophet’s teachings,” a state official told the BBC. “No one can dispute that.”
Reformers like Ali and Nawaz do, and they continually exhort those Muslims who disagree with such diktats — and those outside the religion — to speak up.
In her Op-Ed, Ali noted the false argument so often made, that to criticize Islam is bigotry. Her ideas, she writes, are often labeled backward and conservative, “as if opposition to violent jihad, sex slavery, genital mutilation or child marriage were a matter of left and right.”
Her critics would point to the success of Muslims in America, a deeply assimilated population that, according to multiple studies — including one published by the Cato Institute in October 2016 — is among the most educated and affluent. Their cultural views don’t deviate as much from non-Muslims either. It’s hard to quantify why, but our national DNA surely contributes; we are a county and a culture of immigrants. We don’t force newcomers to learn English, but life’s easier if you do. Nor do we grapple with dress codes, burqa bans and other such debates that have consumed Europe for years. According to the Cato Institute, American Muslims are the most religiously tolerant and socially liberal in the world and are becoming more so. Has this population self-selected to America, or are their views encouraged by our open society?
No one really knows, but Nawaz and others believe that Europe’s tendency to isolate Muslims — or allow them to isolate themselves — rather than integrate only fuels alienation and resentment. Such communities live parallel to society under their own rule of law, and rather than combat Islamic extremism and jihad, such neglect foments it.
Yet such fear of offending remains that Theresa May, upon becoming prime minister last year, said that England “could benefit a great deal” from the estimated 100 Sharia courts operating there.
“Ideas are more dangerous than people,” Nawaz writes, and a 2016 survey bears that out — 58 percent of British Muslims believe homosexuality should be outlawed and one-quarter said they’d support Sharia law replacing British law. A poll of Muslim immigrants and natives in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Sweden, published in December 2013 by Professor Ruud Koopmans of the Berlin Social Science Center, found that 75 percent believe the Koran can be interpreted only one way, that 60 percent would not befriend someone who is gay and 54 percent think the West wants to destroy Islam.
In his new book, “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam,” author Douglas Murray argues that Europe — Germany especially — has a tendency to overcorrect for past injustices and atrocities. He cites the left’s rejection, in 2015, of concerns raised by Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy that Europe had erred in allowing some citizens to live in opposition to their nation’s own laws. In an interview with NPR on Tuesday, Murray raised the irony of liberals supporting illiberal beliefs.
“This is a big problem,” Murray said. “As well as speaking the language of inclusion, we have to speak the language of exclusion — what it is that we won’t tolerate as well as what it is that we do.”
Nawaz himself believes extremism is fertilized by three subsets: Islamist theocracies, hard-right populism and what he calls the regressive left — those who argue for genderless bathrooms but won’t acknowledge that honor killings happen in Europe and the United States. In compiling their list, he says, the SPLC has employed a tactic used by those they should condemn.
“Just imagine how ex-Muslim Islam-critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali must feel to be included in your list,” he wrote in October.
“Her friend Theo van Gogh was murdered on the streets of Amsterdam in 2004. And back then, there was another list pinned to Theo’s corpse with a knife: It, too, named Ayaan Hirsi Ali.”


          Here's when the State is the final arbiter of healthcare and the death of parental rights.   

Matt Walsh: Courts in Europe have sentenced a baby to death. This is socialized medicine.

 
Matt Walsh: Courts in Europe have sentenced a baby to death. This is socialized medicine.
TheSun.co.uk (video) 

There’s a horrific case over in the U.K. that hasn’t gotten a ton of attention here, but it should. If we look closely, we may see our future — and our present.
Charlie Gard is a 10-month-old baby who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. It’s a horrendous condition that leads to organ malfunction, brain damage, and other symptoms. The hospital that had been treating the boy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, made the determination that nothing more can be done for him and he must be taken off of life support. He should “die with dignity,” they said. The parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, disagreed.
This is the very crucial thing to understand: they are not insisting that GOSH be forced to keep Charlie on life support. Rather, they want to take him out of the hospital and to America to undergo a form of experimental therapy that a doctor here had already agreed to administer. Chris and Connie raised over $1.6 million to fund this last ditch effort to save their child’s life. All they needed the British hospital to do was release their child into their care, which doesn’t seem like a terribly burdensome request. They would then leave the country and try their luck with treatment here. However slim the chance of success may have been, it was better than just sitting by and watching their baby die.
Here’s where things get truly insane and barbaric. The hospital refused to give Charlie back to his parents. The matter ended up in the courts, and, finally, in the last several hours, the European Court of “Human Rights” ruled that the parents should be barred from taking their son to the United States for treatment. According to the “human rights” court, it is Charlie’s human right that he expire in his hospital bed in London. The parents are not allowed to try and save his life. It is “in his best interest” to simply die, they ruled.
In Europe, “Death with dignity” supersedes all other rights.
In Europe, a mother may kill her baby but she is not allowed to keep him alive.
Again: barbaric.
I have heard many people rationalize this demented decision by saying “the doctors know best.” That may well be relevant and true in situations where family members are trying to force doctors to administer treatments that they, the medical professionals, know will not work. But that is not what’s happening here. The only thing these parents are trying to “force” the doctors to do is relax their grip so the child can be taken to different doctors in a different country. The doctors may be the final authority on what kinds of medical measures they personally should take, but they are not the final authority over life itself. It is one thing for them to say, “I will not do this treatment.” It’s quite another for them to say, “You are not allowed to have this treatment done by anyone. You must die.” The former is reasonable. The latter is euthanasia. This baby is being euthanized. By barbarians.
I’ve seen some on social media calling this case “unimaginable” and “mind boggling.” It is certainly awful, but unfortunately it does not boggle my mind or exceed the limits of my imagination. These sorts of cases are inevitable in Europe, and, unless we make a drastic change of course, they will soon become commonplace here. The stage is already set. Just consider these three factors:
(1) This is what happens with socialized medicine. 
If the State runs the health care system, ultimately they will be the ones who decide whose life is worth saving and whose isn’t. That’s not just a byproduct of socialized medicine — it’s the point. And it is especially risky to cede this sort of power to the government when you live in a culture that doesn’t fundamentally value parental rights or human life, which brings us to the last two points.
(2) This is what happens when parental rights are subordinate to the State. 
This case came down to the question of who should have the final say over a child. Should it be the parents, or should it be a collection of doctors, judges, and bureaucrats? And if the parents don’t take precedence in a life or death situation, can it really be said that they have rights at all? If I have no say when my child’s very life is at stake, when do I have a say?
The way things are headed in Europe, a parent may have some jurisdiction over the minor minutia of daily life, but when it comes to the major issues — how a child is to be educated, how he is to live, what he is to believe, when he is to die — it is increasingly up to the State to determine. As a “medical ethics” expert at Oxford put it, parental rights are “at the heart” of most big medical decisions, however “there are limits.” Chris and Connie apparently reached the “limits” of their parental authority and now must sit back obediently while their son dies in agony. “Limits,” you see. You’re only a parent up to a certain point, and then your relationship to your child doesn’t count for anything anymore. That’s how things are in the U.K. — and the U.S., as always, is close behind.
(3) This is what happens when human life is not considered sacred. 
But what really is the downside of taking the child to the U.S. for treatment? It may not work, OK, but why not try? They raised enough money to pay for everything, including an air ambulance to get the baby to the treatment facility. Nobody is being burdened here. Nobody is being forced to do something they don’t want to do. What is there to lose?
Well, the court answers, it’s just not worth the trouble. They’ve weighed all the variables using their various formulations, and they’ve decided that it makes no sense to go through all this trouble on the slim hope of saving this one measly life. Yes, they’ve used the excuse that the baby is “suffering,” and I’m sure he is suffering, but that doesn’t explain why the parents should be prevented from pursuing every option to ease that suffering. Death is not a treatment plan for suffering. Death is death. Death is the destruction of life. We all must experience it some day, but the inevitability of death does not negate the value and dignity of life.
What this really comes down to is that the Powers That Be don’t see the fundamental value in life. That’s why you’ll hear these people speak more often of the “dignity” of death than the dignity of life. They preach about the “right” to die but not the right to live. And the laws in Europe reflect this emphasis on death instead of life. Over there, they kill children in the womb and euthanize them when they come out. They even euthanize alcoholics and depressives and other people who are by no means terminally ill. Once the right to die has been placed over the right to life, death will continue claiming new ground and eating into life more and more. Death is a destructive force. What else can it do but consume?
It’s not quite as bad here yet, but we’re getting there. We already kill hundreds of thousands of children in the womb, and we often speak with admiration of people who make the “brave” decision to commit suicide. And we already, in many instances, place the authority of the State over the rights of parents. Our education system is built around that philosophy.
So, as I said, the stage is set. Prepare yourself for what’s to come.
And pray for Chris and Connie tonight.
To see more from Matt Walsh, visit his channel on TheBlaze.

          Philippines def. Turkmenistan, 21-14 (REPLAY VIDEO) FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017   

FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup 2017 Updates and Results. (June 30 / Day 3) Philippines(3-1) defeated Turkmenistan (0-4), 21-14 on Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.


Team Philippines Game Results & Replay Video:
June 28 - Philippines def. Israel, 19-17
June 28 - Netherlands def. Philippines, 13-10
June 30 - Philippines def. Poland, 20-14
June 30 - Philippines def. Turkmenistan, 21-14
July 2 - (2:50pm) Philippines vs. Belgium (KO Quarterfinals)
The top two teams from each pool qualify for the quarterfinals and then play KO games all the way to the finals.





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Team Pilipinas 3×3 U18 Team Members:
(#4) Ariel John 'AJ' Edu - 6’9” (Fil-Nigerian)
(#2) Rhayyan Amsali - 6’3”
(#3) Juan Gomez Di Liaño - 6’2”
(#5) Florencio Serrano - 5’11”

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          Philippines def. Poland, 20-14 (REPLAY VIDEO) FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017   

FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup 2017 Updates and Results. (June 30 / Day 3) Philippines defeated Poland, 20-14 on Friday in the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.


Team Philippines Game Results & Replay Video:
June 28 - Philippines def. Israel, 19-17
June 28 - Netherlands def. Philippines, 13-10
June 30 - Philippines def. Poland, 20-14
June 30 - Philippines def. Turkmenistan, 21-14
July 2 - (2:50pm) Philippines vs. Belgium (KO Quarterfinals)
The top two teams from each pool qualify for the quarterfinals and then play KO games all the way to the finals.





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(#4) Ariel John 'AJ' Edu - 6’9” (Fil-Nigerian)
(#2) Rhayyan Amsali - 6’3”
(#3) Juan Gomez Di Liaño - 6’2”
(#5) Florencio Serrano - 5’11”

Photo via FIBA.com






          Juan Gomez de Liaño - Player of the Day - FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 (VIDEO) Day 1   

FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup 2017 Updates and Results. (June 28 / Day 1) UAAP Season 79 Juniors MVP Juan Gomez De Liano of the Philippines has earned the Player of the Day for Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017! He can sink the long ball, and dent the rim, this is a player to watch!





Team Philippines Game Results & Replay Video:
June 28 - Philippines def. Israel, 19-17
June 28 - Netherlands def. Philippines, 13-10
June 30 - Philippines def. Poland, 20-14
June 30 - Philippines def. Turkmenistan, 21-14
July 2 - (2:50pm) Philippines vs. Belgium (KO Quarterfinals)
The top two teams from each pool qualify for the quarterfinals and then play KO games all the way to the finals.

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          Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 22 April 2014 (post-Easter Bumper Issue)   

Belgium: Save the Brussels ABC! One of the last 35mm adult film cinemas in the world closed last year when the ABC in Brussels shut its doors.  There is now a campaign to save it and turn it into an...

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          Matti Airola : ‘Isin ja tyttöjen lettikirja – Bileet!’ sold to Belgium   
Clavis has bought the Dutch language rights to Matti Airola’s Isin ja tyttöjen lettikirja – Bileet! from Helsinki Literary Agency.
          Nieuwe website moet Britse bedrijven naar ons land halen   
De beroepsvereniging van de vastgoedsector UPSI-BVS lanceert vrijdag een nieuwe portaalsite die Britse bedrijven moet overtuigen om zich na de brexit in België te vestigen. Op www.business2belgium.be vinden ze een overzicht van de beschikbare kantoorruimtes en van de troeven die ons land te bieden heeft.
          Review: New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA and French Oak Saison   
It’s a duo of new beers from New Belgium, both appearing in oversized 22 oz. bottles. Let’s dig in! New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA – A new entry into the Voodoo Ranger series from New Belgium, this beer…
          'Petya' Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software   
The "Petya" cyberattack that has now struck computers in at least 65 countries can be traced to a Ukrainian company's tax accounting software, Microsoft says. "We saw the first infections in Ukraine — more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat," Microsoft says. "We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States." The complexity of the attack has fueled debate over whether the malware is a new threat or a more sophisticated version of the Petya malware that was used in an attack last spring. But Microsoft says the ransomware is "a new variant" of Petya, adding that it has issued new security updates to protect computers running its Windows software. Other anti-virus companies have also updated their software, in an attempt to limit the damage. The initial infection can be traced to tax accounting software from a Ukrainian company called M.E.Doc, Microsoft says. That connection was the subject of speculation
          Back to the future of hr@ams   

Strategisch HRM is oud(t), duurzaam HRM is in. Net zoals organisaties niet ontsnappen aan slingerbewegingen, ontsnapt ook een managementdiscipline als HRM niet aan deze slingerdynamiek. Wanneer de slinger langs de ene kant te veel dreigt door te slaan, ontstaat een tegenwerkende kracht aan de andere kant. Waar stuit het strategisch HR-denken vandaag op zijn grenzen? Zit het hem in het eenzijdig bedrijfseconomisch canvas, of is er meer aan de hand? Vast staat dat vandaag de H(uman)-kant de hardere M(anagement)-kant uitdaagt. Naar aanleiding van de 20ste verjaardag van haar opleiding Master in Human Resource Management zette Antwerp Management School "duurzaamHRM" resoluut op de kaart tijdens het event "Back to the Future of HRM@AMS".. Prof. Peggy De Prins presenteerde tijdens dit event haar nieuwste boek waarin zij “12 sleutels voor duurzaam HR” een duurzaamheidscanvas aanreikt dat u in staat stelt om uw HR-positie (opnieuw) in balans te brengen. Deze 12 sleutels zetten u aan het werk en geven duurzaam HRM zuurstof met als uiteindelijke finaliteit winst zowel aan werknemers-, werkgevers- als maatschappelijke kant. Prof. dr. Ans De Vos, SD Worx Chair “Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers”, Antwerp Management School, gaf haar kijk op Duurzame loopbanen, voorgesteld en toegepast op typische HR-loopbanentrajecten van HRM-alumni. Het event werd afgesloten met een debat over Waarom duurzaam HR de toekomst is? panelleden: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV: Tom Heyman (CEO) en Hilde Claes (VP HR Janssen Campus Belgium); UZA : Johnny Van der Straeten (Gedelegeerd Bestuurder) en Hildegard Hermans (Directeur Personeel); Moderator: Prof. dr. Lou Van Beirendonck, Academisch Directeur van de Master Class in HRM, Antwerp Management School
          Even in Barcelona one can see the peripheries, Cardinal Omella says   

Barcelona, Spain, Jun 30, 2017 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Enough with the jokes,” then-Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella of Barcelona said when he got the call.

But it wasn’t a joke: A friend was calling him from St. Peter’s Square to tell him that Pope Francis had just announced his name among the five men who were to become cardinals at a consistory which was held June 28.

After receiving the announcement, Omella continued with his plans for the day, including visiting prisoners. He met with journalists the next morning.

“Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city where people from all over the world go,” he told journalists in Rome this week when asked what it means to serve from the peripheries in his city. “You only have to be at the plaza where the door of the cathedral of Barcelona is for a moment to see that there they speak all the languages, and all races and all cultures pass. Or go to the Sagrada Familia to see the amount of people who come everyday.”

“(T)he Church, after the Council, wants to be the Samaritan Church that accompanies the people of this world and picking up those who suffer, those who don’t have a sense of life, who are in complicated situations such as war,” he said. “I think that the Church must be present in these worlds, and to make them understand that the Pope, [in] drawing and creating cardinals from these areas, [says it’s important that] the Church is present in these areas.”

Cardinal Omella was born in the small town of Cretas in a Catalan-speaking region of Aragon in 1946. In his priestly formation, he studied in Belgium as well as Jerusalem. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Zaragoza in 1970, at the age of 24. He served for a year as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In 1996, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Zaragoza, and in 1999 made Bishop of Barbastro-Monzón. He was appointed Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño in 2004. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Barcelona.

Since his episcopal consecration, Cardinal Omella has been a member of the Spanish bishops' social-pastoral commission.

Among the five men elevated at Wednesday’s consistory, Cardinal Omella, 71, stands out in that his selection for the College of Cardinals is in no way unprecedented, whereas Francis’ other choices had at least one unique aspect about their appointment. Cardinal Omella comes from a traditional cardinalate see – his three predecessors were also cardinals. His immediate predecessor, Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach, aged out of the electorate when he turned 80 in April.

“This isn’t about attaining great honors,” Omella told Vatican Radio May 22. “I’m not about making a career, but service.”

The Church has to “unite institutions for the common good, so that no one feels cast aside,” he said. “I believe that it is a job we must do at all levels.”

 


          7/1/2017: TIMES GLOBAL: GERMANY JOINS 22 OTHER NATIONS WHO HAVE LEGALISED GAY UNIONS   

April 2001 | The Netherlands becomes first country in the world to allow gays to marry in a civil ceremony 12 European countries follow Belgium, Britain (except Northern Ireland), Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway,...
          Ep 036 – Caitlyn Comes Out   

Recorded Wednesday, June 3rd Beer of the Week – New Belgium Skinny Dip Beer Caitlyn Jenner is OUT and although that’s the hot topic for everyone else, Tim and Brian have plenty more in store such as the Patriot Act, the NSA, and Jeb Bush’s recent comments directed towards Rand Paul. The duo also discusses […]

The post Ep 036 – Caitlyn Comes Out appeared first on The Tim Preuss Podcast.


          LEGAL ONLINE TRANSACTIONS   
When a company insures an individual entity, there are basic legal requirements. Several commonly cited legal principles of insurance include:

Indemnity – the insurance company indemnifies, or compensates the insured in the case of certain losses only up to the insured's interest

Insurable interest – the insured typically must directly suffer from the loss. Insurable interest must exist whether property insurance or insurance on a person is involved. The concept requires that the insured have a "stake" in the loss or damage to the life or property insured. What that "stake" is will be determined by the kind of insurance involved and the nature of the property ownership or relationship between the persons.

Utmost good faith – the insured and the insurer are bound by a good faith bond of honesty and fairness.

Contribution – insurers which have similar obligations to the insured contribute in the indemnification, according to some method.

Subrogation – the insurance company acquires legal rights to pursue recoveries on behalf of the insured; for example, the insurer may sue those liable for insured's loss.

Causa Proxima or Proximate Cause – the cause of loss (the "peril") must be covered under the insuring agreement of the policy, and dominant cause must not be excluded.

To "indemnify" means to make whole again, or to be put in the position that one was in, to the extent possible, prior to the happening of a specified event or peril. Accordingly, life insurance is generally not considered to be indemnity insurance, but rather "contingent" insurance (i.e., a claim arises on the occurrence of a specified event). There are generally two types of insurance contracts that seek to indemnify an insured:

1. an "indemnity" policy and
2. a "pay on behalf" or "on behalf of" policy.

The difference is significant on paper, but rarely material in practice.
An "indemnity" policy will never pay claims until the insured has paid out of pocket to some third party; for example, a visitor to the home slips on a floor that you left wet and sues you for $10,000 and wins. Under an "indemnity" policy the homeowner would have to come up with the $10,000 to pay for the visitor's fall and then would be "indemnified" by the insurance carrier for the out of pocket costs (the $10,000).

Under the same situation, a "pay on behalf" policy, the insurance carrier would pay the claim and the insured (the homeowner) would not be out of pocket for anything. Most modern liability insurance is written on the basis of "pay on behalf" language.
An entity seeking to transfer risk (an individual, corporation, or association of any type, etc.) becomes the 'insured' party once risk is assumed by an 'insurer', the insuring party, by means of a contract, called an insurance 'policy'. Generally, an insurance contract includes, at a minimum, the following elements: the parties (the insurer, the insured, the beneficiaries), the premium, the period of coverage, the particular loss event covered, the amount of coverage (i.e., the amount to be paid to the insured or beneficiary in the event of a loss), and exclusions (events not covered). An insured is thus said to be "indemnified" against the loss covered in the policy.

When insured parties experience a loss for a specified peril, the coverage entitles the policyholder to make a 'claim' against the insurer for the covered amount of loss as specified by the policy. The fee paid by the insured to the insurer for assuming the risk is called the 'premium'. Insurance premiums from many insureds are used to fund accounts reserved for later payment of claims—in theory for a relatively few claimants—and for overhead costs. So long as an insurer maintains adequate funds set aside for anticipated losses (i.e., reserves), the remaining margin is an insurer's profit.

An online identity, internet identity, or internet persona is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites. Although some people prefer to use their real names online, some internet users prefer to be anonymous[original research?], identifying themselves by means of pseudonyms, which reveal varying amounts of personally identifiable information.

In some online contexts, including Internet forums, MUDs, instant messaging, and massively multiplayer online games, users can represent themselves visually by choosing an avatar, an icon-sized graphic image. As other users interact with an established online identity, it acquires a reputation, which enables them to decide whether the identity is worthy of trust Some websites also use the user's IP address to track their online identities using methods such as tracking cookies .

The concept of the personal self, and how this is influenced by emerging technologies, are a subject of research in fields such as psychology and sociology. The Online disinhibition effect is a notable example, referring to a concept of unwise and uninhibited behavior on the internet, arising as a result of anonymity and audience gratification

Identity expression and identity exposure
The social web, i.e. the usage of the web to support the social process, represents a space in which people have the possibility to express and expose their identity (Marcus, Machilek & Schütz 2006) in a social context. For instance people define explicitly their identity by creating user profiles in social network services such as Facebook or LinkedIn or in online dating services (Siibak 2007). By using blogs and expressing opinions, they define more tacit identities.

The disclosure of a person's identity may present a certain number of issues (Nabeth 2006) related to privacy and the undesired disclosure of personal information. However many people adopt strategies allowing them to control the level of disclosure of their personal information online (Tufekci 2008).

The identities that people define in the social web are not necessarily reliable. For example studies have shown that people lie in online dating services. (Epstein 2007) (Hancock, Toma & Ellison 2007). In the case of social network services such as Facebook, companies are even proposing to sell 'friends' as a way to increase a user's visibility, calling into question even more the reliability of a person's 'social identity

Dorian Wiszniewski and Richard Coyne in their contribution to the book Building Virtual Communities explore online identity, with emphasis on the concept of "masking" identity They point out that whenever an individual interacts in a social sphere they portray a mask of their identity. This is no different online and in fact becomes even more pronounced due to the decisions an online contributor must make concerning his or her online profile. He or she must answer specific questions about age, gender, address, username and so forth. Furthermore, as a person publishes to the web he or she adds more and more to his or her mask in the style of writing, vocabulary and topics. Though the chapter is very philosophical in nature, it spurs the thinking that online identity is a complex business and still in the process of being understood.

First of all, does the mask truly hide identity? The kind of mask one chooses reveals at least something of the subject behind the mask. One might call this the "metaphor" of the mask. The online mask does not reveal the actual identity of a person. It, however, does reveal an example of what lies behind the mask. For instance, if a person chooses to act like a rock star on line, this metaphor reveals an interest in rock music. Even if a person chooses to hide behind a totally false identity, this says something about the fear and lack of self-esteem behind the false mask.

Second, are masks necessary for online interaction? Because of many emotional and psychological dynamics, people can be reluctant to interact online. By evoking a mask of identity a person can create a safety net. One of the great fears of online identity is having one's identity stolen or abused. This fear keeps people from sharing who they are. Some are so fearful of identity theft or abuse that they will not even reveal information already known about them in public listings. By making the mask available, people can interact with some degree of confidence without fear.
Third, do masks help with education? Wiszniewski and Coyne state "Education can be seen as the change process by which identity is realized, how one finds one's place. Education implicates the transformation of identity. Education, among other things, is a process of building up a sense of identity, generalized as a process of edification." By students interacting in an online community they must reveal something about themselves and have others respond to this contribution. In this manner, the mask is constantly being formulated in dialogue with others and thereby students will gain a richer and deeper sense of who they are. There will be a process of edification that will help students come to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

A debit card (also known as a bank card or check card) is a plastic card that provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. Functionally, it can be called an electronic cheque, as the funds are withdrawn directly from either the bank account, or from the remaining balance on the card. In some cases, the cards are designed exclusively for use on the Internet, and so there is no physical card.

In many countries the use of debit cards has become so widespread that their volume of use has overtaken the cheque and, in some instances, cash transactions. Like credit cards, debit cards are used widely for telephone and Internet purchases and, unlike credit cards, the funds are transferred immediately from the bearer's bank account instead of having the bearer pay back the money at a later date.
Debit cards may also allow for instant withdrawal of cash, acting as the ATM card for withdrawing cash and as a cheque guarantee card. Merchants may also offer cashback facilities to customers, where a customer can withdraw cash along with their purchase.

There are currently three ways that debit card transactions are processed: online debit (also known as PIN debit), offline debit (also known as signature debit) and the Electronic Purse Card System. It should be noted that one physical card can include the functions of an online debit card, an offline debit card and an electronic purse card.

Although many debit cards are of the Visa or MasterCard brand, there are many other types of debit card, each accepted only within a particular country or region, for example Switch (now: Maestro) and Solo in the United Kingdom, Interac in Canada, Carte Bleue in France, Laser in Ireland, "EC electronic cash" (formerly Eurocheque) in Germany and EFTPOS cards in Australia and New Zealand. The need for cross-border compatibility and the advent of the euro recently led to many of these card networks (such as Switzerland's "EC direkt", Austria's "Bankomatkasse" and Switch in the United Kingdom) being re-branded with the internationally recognised Maestro logo, which is part of the MasterCard brand. Some debit cards are dual branded with the logo of the (former) national card as well as Maestro (e.g. EC cards in Germany, Laser cards in Ireland, Switch and Solo in the UK, Pinpas cards in the Netherlands, Bancontact cards in Belgium, etc.). The use of a debit card system allows operators to package their product more effectively while monitoring customer spending. An example of one of these systems is ECS by Embed International.

Online Debit System
Online debit cards require electronic authorization of every transaction and the debits are reflected in the user’s account immediately. The transaction may be additionally secured with the personal identification number (PIN) authentication system and some online cards require such authentication for every transaction, essentially becoming enhanced automatic teller machine (ATM) cards. One difficulty in using online debit cards is the necessity of an electronic authorization device at the point of sale (POS) and sometimes also a separate PINpad to enter the PIN, although this is becoming commonplace for all card transactions in many countries. Overall, the online debit card is generally viewed as superior to the offline debit card because of its more secure authentication system and live status, which alleviates problems with processing lag on transactions that may only issue online debit cards. Some on-line debit systems are using the normal authentication processes of Internet banking to provide real-time on-line debit transactions. The most notable of these are Ideal and POLi.

Offline Debit System
Offline debit cards have the logos of major credit cards (e.g. Visa or MasterCard) or major debit cards (e.g. Maestro in the United Kingdom and other countries, but not the United States) and are used at the point of sale like a credit card (with payer's signature). This type of debit card may be subject to a daily limit, and/or a maximum limit equal to the current/checking account balance from which it draws funds. Transactions conducted with offline debit cards require 2–3 days to be reflected on users’ account balances. In some countries and with some banks and merchant service organizations, a "credit" or offline debit transaction is without cost to the purchaser beyond the face value of the transaction, while a small fee may be charged for a "debit" or online debit transaction (although it is often absorbed by the retailer). Other differences are that online debit purchasers may opt to withdraw cash in addition to the amount of the debit purchase (if the merchant supports that functionality); also, from the merchant's standpoint, the merchant pays lower fees on online debit transaction as compared to "credit" (offline) debit transaction.

Advantages and Disadvantages
Debit and check cards, as they have become widespread, have revealed numerous advantages and disadvantages to the consumer and retailer alike.
The following allegations seem to be based only on the current situation within the U.S.A. Please read with caution as they may not apply to any other countries.

Advantages are as follows:

A consumer who is not credit worthy and may find it difficult or impossible to obtain a credit card can more easily obtain a debit card, allowing him/her to make plastic transactions.

For most transactions, a check card can be used to avoid check writing altogether. Check cards debit funds from the user's account on the spot, thereby finalizing the transaction at the time of purchase, and bypassing the requirement to pay a credit card bill at a later date, or to write an insecure check containing the account holder's personal information.

Like credit cards, debit cards are accepted by merchants with less identification and scrutiny than personal checks, thereby making transactions quicker and less intrusive. Unlike personal checks, merchants generally do not believe that a payment via a debit card may be later dishonored.

Unlike a credit card, which charges higher fees and interest rates when a cash advance is obtained, a debit card may be used to obtain cash from an ATM or a PIN-based transaction at no extra charge, other than a foreign ATM fee.


The Debit card has many disadvantages as opposed to cash or credit:

Use of a debit card is not usually limited to the existing funds in the account to which it is linked, most banks allow a certain threshold over the available bank balance which can cause overdraft fees if the customer does not depend on their own records of spending.

Many banks are now charging over-limit fees or non-sufficient funds fees based upon pre-authorizations, and even attempted but refused transactions by the merchant (some of which may not even be known by the client).

Many merchants mistakenly believe that amounts owed can be "taken" from a customer's account after a debit card (or number) has been presented, without agreement as to date, payee name, amount and currency, thus causing penalty fees for overdrafts, over-the-limit, amounts not available causing further rejections or overdrafts, and rejected transactions by some banks.

In some countries debit cards offer lower levels of security protection than credit card]. Theft of the users PIN using skimming devices can be accomplished much easier with a PIN input than with a signature-based credit transaction. However, theft of users' PIN codes using skimming devices can be equally easily accomplished with a debit transaction PIN input, as with a credit transaction PIN input, and theft using a signature-based credit transaction is equally easy as theft using a signature-based debit transaction.

In many places, laws protect the consumer from fraud much less than with a credit card. While the holder of a credit card is legally responsible for only a minimal amount of a fraudulent transaction made with a credit card, which is often waived by the bank, the consumer may be held liable for hundreds of dollars, or even the entire value of fraudulent debit transactions. The consumer also has a shorter time (usually just two days) to report such fraud to the bank in order to be eligible for such a waiver with a debit card, whereas with a credit card, this time may be up to 60 days. A thief who obtains or clones a debit card along with its PIN may be able to clean out the consumer's bank account, and the consumer will have no recourse.

In the UK and Ireland, among other countries, a consumer who purchases goods or services with a credit card can pursue the credit card issuer if the goods or services are not delivered or are unmerchantable. While they must generally exhaust the process provided by the retailer first, this is not necessary if the retailer has gone out of business. This protection is not provided by legislation when using a debit card but may be offered to a limited extent as a benefit provided by the card network, e.g. Visa debit cards.

When a transaction is made using a credit card, the bank's money is being spent, and therefore, the bank has a vested interest in claiming its money where there is fraud or a dispute. The bank may fight to void the charges of a consumer who is dissatisfied with a purchase, or who has otherwise been treated unfairly by the merchant. But when a debit purchase is made, the consumer has spent his/her own money, and the bank has little if any motivation to collect the funds.

In some countries, and for certain types of purchases, such as gasoline (via a pay at the pump system), lodging, or car rental, the bank may place a hold on funds much greater than the actual purchase for a fixed period of time. However, this isn't the case in other countries, such as Sweden. Until the hold is released, any other transactions presented to the account, including checks, may be dishonoured, or may be paid at the expense of an overdraft fee if the account lacks any additional funds to pay those items.

While debit cards bearing the logo of a major credit card are accepted for virtually all transactions where an equivalent credit card is taken, a major exception in some countries is at car rental facilities. In some countries, such as Canada & Australia, car rental agencies require an actual credit card to be used, or at the very least, will verify the creditworthiness of the renter using a debit card. In Canada and additional unspecified countries, car rental companies will deny a rental to anyone who does not fit the requirements, and such a credit check may actually hurt one's credit score, as long as there is such a thing as a credit score in the country of purchase and/or the country of residence of the customer.
          Britain, Belgium and Brittany braced for more stormy weather   
Further stormy weather is expected in many parts of Britain this weekend bringing more misery to millions of households already hit by ... tags: andBelgiumbracedBritainBrittanyFloodforBritain, Belgium and Brittany braced for more stormy weather
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          Chinoiserie Wallpaper Bamboo Exotic Birds Flowering Branch Trees Wall Mural Traditional Chinese Painting Vintage Greyish Taupe by DreamyWall   

70.50 USD

This Chinoiserie Wallpaper is Specially Designed and Custom Made to fit almost Any Size of Your Walls! As a great revolution of traditional repetitive patterns, it makes your room as Artistic as with a Fabulous Mural!

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          White Chocolate Cheesecake   
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Do you like to have cheese (yes just cheese, not cake) for dessert? I do.
Many years ago, I had a neighbor who's from Belgium that we're friend with, she loved to use our big kitchen (as her mother-in-law converted the kitchen to three bedrooms...) to cook for party. Everytime she had cheese for dessert, but I hadn't ever been influenced, I was still faithful to ice-cream, cakes, pies, etc.
But it just happens suddenly in this year... after a lovely meal at restaurant, my stomach is comfortably full but not stuff, feeling fruit being too light and cake being too overwhelming to round up the meal, so I have little cheese (which is usually cut into very thin, and accompanied with mamarlade-alike topping). That's exactly hit the spot!
Maybe next time I'll take some photos to the local cheese... and for this time, absolutely without a fuss, let me make non-bake cheese(cake), still delightful and super-easy to do. The dessert has high calories though, so takes it moderately, a small portion can go a long way.

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Recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake

(yield 4 small cups)

  • 150 g white chocolate
  • 120 g Light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 1/2 tsps agar-agar powder
  • some organic strawberry, thinly slice
  • option: home-made shortbread cookies for the base
  1. Slowly heat the milk and dissolve the agar-agar powder
  2. Finely chop the white chocolate, and melt it over the double-boiler. Once it melts, remove from the heat and let it cool off a little bit
  3. Well combine the white chocolate, cheese and agar-mixture.
  4. Line 4 tea/coffee cups with cling wrap, place the strawberry slices around the sides, spoon in the cheese mixture.
  5. Chill them for 5 hours. Place a cookie on a serving place, unmold the cheesecake, remove the plastic and put it above the cookie, garnish with more strawberry.

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          For sale - Express Women's S Gray Metallic Striped Rayon Blend... - Auction   

Lol Gray 6311, Australia
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          For sale - cottage craft sheepskin ,half pad,turqoise/grey,cob... - Auction   
Grey 6521, Australia
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          For sale - griffin pure wool half pad hi wither size L - Auction   
Griffin 4503, Australia
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          For sale - clarks girls purple shoes infant size 5 half E - Auction   
Coalville 3825, Australia
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          For sale - albion full size dressage saddle Cloth, Half Wool,... - Auction   

Albion 3020, Australia
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          Comment on Salman Khan’s Tubelight is a colossal failure by Radio bajayo   
Salman Khan starrer Tubelight had very few footfalls in India and the overseas market had little or no footfalls at all. A theatre in the capital city of Belgium, Brussels has come up with a unique marketing idea to garner footfalls by claiming that the film is a Shahrukh Khan starrer. It looks like even Shahrukh Khan could not save Salman Khan from facing a box office debacle through Tubelight and the collections are pretty average. Overall, the audiences seemed to be unimpressed by the film and even Salman's performance is being questioned.
          New Release Round-Up 06-30-17   

WASHED OUT - Mister Mellow - Stones Throw Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) who makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate what they heard. The brand new studio release from Washed Out, the debut on Stones Throw and follow up to 2013’s Paracosm, includes a DVD visual album companion to the full length album that utilizes almost every form of animation (collage, claymation, hand-drawn, stop-motion). Boredom. Laziness. Complete apathy. Is it a quarter-life crisis or just an excuse to never grow up? This is the world of Washed Out's (Ernest Greene) new album Mister Mellow . A fully immersive multimedia experience, the album guides the listener through the highs and lows of this often ridiculous struggle. In classic Millennial fashion, most young adults' perception of their own lives are overblown and over-dramatized to the point of absurdity - as are the many ways they distract themselves from the insecurities faced on a daily basis (see social media, fantasy, drugs, music). Mister Mellow shines a light on the humor found in this paradox - how we can be so bored and unhappy in what is often a very privileged, contented life? CALVIN HARRIS - Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 -Sony Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 , is the highly anticipated 5th studio album from Calvin Harris . The ten track album features the previously released singles "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, plus "Heatstroke" featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande. The album boasts 19 guest artist collaborations including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor plus Snoop Dogg. The Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern music, having broken world records and dominated global charts with his continued hit releases. As one of the most successful artists of all time, he currently has over 5 billion streams across all major streaming services, 5 billion video views, and 10 consecutive platinum singles.

SOULWAX - From Deewee -PIAS America 2017 studio album. After a period of extensive rehearsals and a level of planning to befit such a huge feat, From Deewee was recorded with the full touring band in one take at the Dewaele brother's DEEWEE Studio in Ghent, Belgium on February 7, 2017. PIAS. Look out for the Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black and White 2LP .

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TELEVISION - Live At The Old Waldorf (San Francisco 6/29/78) [Limited Edition RSD Vinyl Club 2LP] - Record Store Day This double LP was released for RSD 2011 on white vinyl. The Record Store Day Vinyl Club release will be a double black vinyl set. BEACH HOUSE - B-sides And Rarities - Sub Pop This compilation contains every song Beach House – aka Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand – has made that does not exist on one of their albums. The band explains: When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, “B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.” This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the “best" or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making. The oldest song is “Rain in Numbers” and was recorded in 2005, during the summer when we formed the band. We didn’t have a piano, so we asked our friend if we could use his, which was pretty out of tune. We used the mic that was on the four-track machine to record the piano and vocals. It was originally the secret song on our self-titled debut. The next couple of songs are from late 2008. We were so excited about “Used to Be” that we quickly recorded it and put it on a 7” for our fall tour with the Baltimore Round Robin. The same session begat our cover of Queen’s “Play the Game” for a charity compilation benefiting AIDS research; we will continue to donate all profits from the song to that charity. As fans of Queen, we thought it would be fun and ridiculous to try to adapt their high-powered pop song into our realm. These songs were recorded at the same studio where we made Devotion. There are a bunch of songs written and recorded in the 2009-2010 window. “Baby” was written and recorded in October 2009 with our friend Jason Quever. “10 Mile Stereo” was recorded during the Teen Dream session in July 2009. Since we used tape, we often slowed the tape way down to create effects while recording, which led to “10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix).” “White Moon” and “The Arrangement” were both songs that we didn’t believe fit on Teen Dream. “White Moon” originally appeared on our iTunes live session. Since that was recorded and mixed very hastily, we have remixed it to better match our current aesthetics. We have also remixed and included the version of “Norway" we did at that same session. We wrote and recorded “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun” during a break between tours and released it on the internet for free, unmastered. Well, it’s finally been mastered… STONE SOUR - Hydrograd - Roadrunner Records Recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA with producer Jay Ruston, Hydrograd features the lead tracks "Fabuless" and "Song #3". Stone Sour will celebrate HYDROGRAD with an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn. THE BEACH BOYS - 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow - Capitol This unique 2CD compilation pulls together a slew of previously unreleased material from America's favorite band, The Beach Boys . The collection includes the new stereo remix of Wild Honey, as well as unreleased outtakes from the session recordings. Also included are unreleased session tracks from the Smiley Smile sessions and live tracks from Hawaii, Washington, DC and Boston.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Baio - Man Of The World Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Youth Detention TLC - TLC The Acacia Strain - Gravebloom Junior Astronomers - Body Language ZZ Ward - The Storm Floating Points - Reflections: Mojave Desert [w/DVD] The Cash Box Kings - Royal Mint Mark Kozelek - Yellow Kitchen Jim Lauderdale - London Southern Laurel Halo - Dust The Mojo Gurus - Gone Dave Matthews Band - Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 [Vinyl Box Set]

& More .....

Broken Social Scene - Stay Happy The Melvins - Jam In The Van - Live Sessions EP Public Service Broadcasting - People Will Always Need Coal Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.


          Symposium on Big Data in Finance, Retail and Commerce – Lisboa, 2-3 November 2017   
Symposium on Big Data in Finance, Retail and Commerce Statistical and Computational Challenges Date: 2-3 November 2017 Local: Jupiter Lisboa Hotel  Avenida da República, 46,  1050-195 Lisboa, PORTUGAL Invited Speakers: Cristina San José, Banco Santander, España João Marques da SIlva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal Marc Hallin, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium  Nuno Crato,  University of Lisbon, Portugal, and European Commission Joint Research Center, Italy […]
          Press Releases: Orange Belgium est prêt pour Easy Switch   
Orange Belgium est prêt pour Easy Switch : choisir Orange LOVE est aujourd’hui encore plus facile
          Comment on About by wilfried   
First time I drop a comment. Writing doesn't come easy. for me as my mothertongue is not English, and English is not an official language where I live (Belgium). Like Thyriodgeek I am impressed with your interests and knowledge, as well as your courage. (I recently underwent a radical prostatectomy). I share your interests in music, films and tennis. I'm a bit less interested in theater. I intend to become a regular reader of your blog, but not necessarily drop comments. Keep up the great work.
          Romelu Lukaku, Jan Vertonghen work at McDonald's for the day   
With the season over and competitive football on the back-burner for a couple of months, it looks like Romelu Lukaku and Jan Vertonghen have found themselves part-time jobs to pass the time. Indeed, the Belgium internationals ventured behind the counter to work a shift at McDonald's over the weekend. When you work in @mcdonalds for the day... A post shared by Jan Vertonghen (@jvertonghen) on Jun 4, 2017 at 3:37am PDT "When you work in McDonald's for the day," the Tottenham defender quipped...
          WOC 2017 Sprint Qual: Maps and Results   
Yannick Michiels (Belgium), Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland), Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland), Maja Alm (Denmark), Galina Vinogradova (Russia) and Cecilie Friberg Klysner (Denmark) were the heat winners when the World Orienteering Championships started with the Sprint Qualification in Tartu, Estonia. All the big pre-favourites performed well. Reigning champion Jerker Lysell who ran his first sprint race since last ...
          Exmar Secures Final USD 200 Mn for Caribbean FLNG   
Belgium’s LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar has secured a USD 200 million financing for its floating liquefaction unit Caribbean FLNG. The financing deal was reached with Bank of China, Sinosure and a leading European financial institution, according to Exmar. Currently under construction at Wison Offshore and Marine shipyard, the Caribbean FLNG is scheduled […]
          Health Affairs Briefing: Advanced Illness And End-Of-Life Care   
Few areas of health care are as personal, or as fraught, as care for people with serious illnesses who are approaching death. At a point in their lives when their needs are often as much social and spiritual as they are medical, people are confronted with a fragmented, rescue-driven health care

system that produces miraculous results but also disastrous failures.


As the nation’s population of individuals over the age of 65 is expected to reach 84 million by 2050, addressing these challenges becomes increasingly important, requiring coordination across multiple sectors and levels of government. Innovations are needed to produce improvements in care delivery; better communication between clinicians, patients and families; greater uptake of advance care planning tools; and payment systems and policies that support patient needs and preferences. 


The July 2017 issue of Health Affairs, “Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care” includes a comprehensive look at these issue and others. In addition, HA is hosting a forum at the National Press Club on Tuesday, July 11.


Topics covered will include:

  • Care At The End Of Life

  • Financing & Spending

  • Quality Of Care & Patient Preferences

  • Hospice & Palliative Care


The program will feature the following presenters:

  • Melissa Aldridge, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, IcahnSchool of Medicine at Mount Sinai, on Epidemiology And Patterns Of Care At The End Of Life:Rising Complexity, Shifts In Care Patterns And Sites of Death

  • Rachelle E. Bernacki, Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and PalliativeCare, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Director, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs, on A Systematic Intervention To Improve Serious Illness Communication In Primary Care

  • Julie Bynum, Associate Professor Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, on High-Cost Dual Eligible Service Use Demonstrates Need For Supportive And Palliative Models Of Care

  • Janet Corrigan, Chief Program Officer for Patient Care, Executive Vice President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • Katherine Courtright, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine University of Pennsylvania Health System on Approximately One In Three US Adults Completes Any Type Of Advance Directive For End-Of-Life Care

  • Robrecht De Schreye, Researcher, End of Life Care, University of Brussels, on Applying

  • Quality Indicators From Linked Databases To Evaluate End-Of-Life Care For Cancer Patients In Belgium

  • Rachel Dolin, Fellow, David A. Winston Fellowship, on A Positive Association Between Hospice Profit Margin And The Rate At Which Patients Are Discharged Before Death

  • Elaine Kelly, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies, on End-Of-Life Medical Spending In Last Twelve Months Of Life Is Lower Than Previously Reported

  • Judith Lucas, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Program, Seton Hall University College of Nursing, on CMS Strategies To Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use In Nursing Home Patients With Dementia Show Some Progress

  • Diane Meier, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, on A National Strategy For Palliative Care

  • Susan Miller, Professor of Health Services, Practice and Policy, Brown University School of Public Health, on Increasing Veterans’ Hospice Use: The Veterans Health Administration’s Focus On Improving End-Of-Life Care

  • Vincent Mor, Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, and the Florence Pirce Grant University Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Health Affairs Issue Adviser

  • Dina Keller Moss, NARRATIVE MATTERS:Getting It Right At The End Of Life

  • Martina Orlovic, Post Graduate Researcher, Imperial College London, on Analysis Of End-Of-Life Care, Out-Of-Pocket Spending, And Place Of Death In 16 European Countries And Israel

  • Katherine Ornstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Institute for Translational Epidemiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, on A National Profile Of End-Of-Life Caregiving In The United States

  • Rebecca Anhang Price, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation, on Caregivers For Black And Hispanic Patients Report Hospice Care Similar To Or Better Than Care Given Whites

  • Joan Teno, Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington Medicine, on Challenges Of Measuring Quality Of Community-Based Programs For Seriously Ill Individuals And Their Families




          (BEL-Belgium) Assistant validation des méthodes analytiques   
*Le job* Le job de d’assistant validation de méthodes analytiques est une excellente opportunité de développer votre carrière professionnelle au sein de l’équipe « Projets & Amélioration » du laboratoire chimie de notre site de production à Lessines. Vous collaborerez principalement aux développements, validation et transfert des nouvelles méthodes analytiques. Via les responsabilités afférentes à la fonction, vous serez directement impliqué(e) dans les activités des deux autres départements du labo chimie, liées à la libération des matières premières et produits finis, et participera activement aux initiatives d’amélioration et de gestion de la qualité (6S, Visual Management, Kanban, etc.). Activités principales * Participer à la rédaction des protocoles de validation/transfert de méthodes * Mettre en œuvre ces protocoles au laboratoire et interpréter les résultats * Résolution de problèmes liés au fonctionnement des équipements * Rédiger les rapports associés à la validation * Mettre à jour les procédures * Assurer la formation des techniciens du laboratoire sur les nouvelles méthodes * Participer aux tâches quotidiennes du laboratoire * Participer à l’amélioration continue des processus du laboratoire Il s'agit d'un CDD jusqu'au 31/12/2017. *Votre profil* * Bachelier, Master, Ingénieur en chimie ou biochimie * Bonnes connaissances en absorption atomique, titrimétrie automatique, chromatographie gazeuse (HPLC, UPLC sont des plus) * Informatique : Maîtrise du package Microsoft Office (Empower 3 est un plus) * Compétences comportementales/techniques : rigueur, communication, organisation, autonomie, capacité d’analyse, dextérité, précision * Langues : français, anglais écrit **Job:** **Clinical Affairs* **Organization:** **EMEA Operations* **Title:** *Assistant validation des méthodes analytiques* **Location:** *Belgium-Belgium-Lessines* **Requisition ID:** *170005LE*
          Colsaerts shares lead in 1st round of Italian Open   
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium took a share of the lead in the first round of the Italian Open on Thursday. ... [Associated Press - Golf] [Read More]
          Iberia – $402: Boston – Brussels, Belgium. Roundtrip, including all Taxes   
A good sale to Brussels. Sample Travel Date: October 25th – November 2nd This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below Fare Availability: Valid for travel from late October – November. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase […]

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          Germany votes to legalise same-sex marriage   
Germany votes to legalise same-sex marriage
- German politicians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage - a move ... same-sex couples are allowed to marry are the UK, Belgium, Denmark, ...

          IC Resources Ltd: Assembly Process Engineer - Belgium   
Rewarding salary + benefits: IC Resources Ltd: Our international client is searching for an Assembly Process Engineer to be responsible for supporting product development, qualification and release to production. Belgium
          DEE SNIDER en el Graspop Metal Meeting 2017   

El cantante de la banda Twister Sister, DEE SNIDER, se presentó como si banda solista en el Live at Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium, 16/06/2017 imágenes del concierto Setlist: We Are the Ones The Kids Are Back...

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           Warehouses estates Belgium en très bonne forme    
20:13 La société immobilière (SIR) Warehouses estates Belgium note au premier semestre 2017 une hausse de 16,52% de son résultat d'exploitation, à 9,4 millions d'euros. A l'inverse, elle connaît une baisse ...
          10 Truck Drivers needed   
10 Truck Drivers needed Our company is active in the field of international road transport operating from Belgium with our offices and company established in Cyprus/ Paphos. We are looking to recruit 10 drivers for immediate employment to drive our trucks and trailers in Belgium and Germany. We are working with Mercedes and DAF trucks ...
          Mid-level Business Immigration Attorney with PERM experience - California-San Francisco   
San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level business immigration attorney with 2+ years of PERM experience. The candidate will work closely with administrative and legal staff, clients, and firm in order to support the office and exercises a high degree of technical competence and administration ability. Will review and process incoming documents. Correspond with clients and third-party vendors. Write and edit documents. A current license to practice law in the United States is essential.This firm has 18 offices in the United States as well as offices in South Africa, Israel, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, India, Australia, China, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. This large law firm has unparalleled resources and can use these resources to best serve their clients. The firm is top-ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, U.S. News & World Report, San Francisco Business Times, and has had attorneys win awards and receive recognition by Chambers USA. The staff of this firm is friendly, caring, supportive, and committed.
          G.A.P Vassilopoulos Group: Θέση Εργασίας   
G.A.P Vassilopoulos Group: Θέση Εργασίας – Λευκωσία G.A.P Vassilopoulos Group was founded in 1964 and is listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The Group employs over 1,000 people and operates through a network of 3,000 Offices and Associates throughout Cyprus, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Israel. We are currently seeking to recruit ...
          Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names   
What's in a name? It's an age-old question Juliet once asked Romeo in Shakespeare's famed play. Today, it's a serious question between the U.S. and the European Union, which has said it wants U.S. food makers to stop using European names. But depending on what food you're talking about, a name could be a lot, says Kyle Cherek , the producer and host of a TV show called Wisconsin Foodie . Cherek argues that certain products are so unique that only one country or region should be allowed to lay claim. So, for example, he says only onions from Vidalia, Ga., should be called American Vidalia, and Lambic beer absolutely has to come from a specific valley in Belgium. "Roquefort, of course, has to come from that region" of France, he adds, because there's a distinctive fungus that gives the cheese its flavor. But not everything fits into that category. Take, for instance, cheddar cheese — which is big business in Wisconsin. "They simply can't legislate that into a region," Cherek says.
          Is It Fair to Blame A Vegan Diet For Baby’s Death?   

Earlier this month, a judge in Belgium convicted a couple after their baby died of malnutrition and dehydration.

The post Is It Fair to Blame A Vegan Diet For Baby’s Death? appeared first on Mothering.


          Lajes is the front line in the New Cold War of the Atlantic. @JerryHendrixII @CNASDC @NRO   
06-27-2017 (Photo:English: en:Lajes Field, en:Terceira Island, en:Azores, en:Portugal KC-135, KC-10 and F/A-18 aircraft on the tarmac. The 65th Air Base Wing is the American unit stationed at Lajes Field and it is the largest U.S. military organization in the Azores. The wing provides base and en route support for Department of Defense, allied nations and other authorized aircraft in transit, including those from the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Colombia, Germany, Venezuela and Great Britain. source Date Source Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Transfer was stated to be made by User:TCY ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Lajes is the front line in the New Cold War of the Atlantic. @JerryHendrixII @CNASDC @NRO The Kremlin’s expanding fleet of subs is cause for the U.S.-led alliance to beef up its defenses. The Russian Bear has emerged from a long hibernation to threaten American and NATO interests with highly capable submarines in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. But neither the United States nor its allies are prepared to meet the Kremlin’s challenge. A generation ago, Soviet submarines roamed the world’s oceans supporting Communist interests and attempting to place themselves in a position to win a final, terrible war. Fast attack submarines searched for American carrier strike groups, transports carrying troops and equipment to Europe, and, most ominously, missile submarines carrying nuclear weapons. To protect these assets, the United States and NATO maintained a fleet of anti-submarine (ASW) frigates, nuclear and diesel powered submarines, and wings of maritime-patrol aircraft that roamed the oceans searching out the Soviet subs. When one was detected coming out of its port in Murmansk, the alliance would begin a marathon tracking operation, the Norwegians turning things over to the Dutch or Americans flying out of Iceland, who in turn passed the job on to the British and then the French, with Americans flying out of Lajes in the Portuguese Azores. These assets would then turn responsibility for tracking the Soviet boat over to assets coming out of Rota, Spain, or Sigonella, Sicily, before the boat turned around and followed its tracks back home as all the NATO elements repeated their performance in reverse. Unfortunately, in the intervening quarter-century of peace dividends, increased social-welfare investments, and distant wars against radical Islamic terrorism, budgetary priorities and operational focus have shifted away from the historic challenge looming on Europe’s eastern border. Today, Putin’s Russia is in Georgia, Crimea, and Ukraine, and Russian carriers and submarines operate off the coast of Syria deep in NATO’s security environment. Yet Lajes is now closed, with China expressing interest in taking on a long-term lease, and the allied base of operations in Iceland has been vacant for the better part of the past decade, although the United States has expressed an interest in returning. The alliance’s frigate fleet has been nearly cut in half and its submarine fleet by a third. Maritime-patrol aircraft have experienced similar cuts and, perhaps most important, the alliance has failed to exercise together sufficiently to guarantee success if called upon to execute the weeks-long dance of a full-up ASW campaign. During a recent table-top exercise conducted by the Center for a New American Security, participants discovered that in a crisis, they would have enough resources to provide convoy escort for American troops and supplies moving across the Atlantic to reinforce Europe or to conduct an anti-submarine campaign, but not to do both. Top-level participants, including past and current policymakers and military leaders from Norway to France to Germany to the United States, struggled vainly during the “Forgotten Waters” exercise to match means with the alliance’s strategic ends. Challenges rangi...
          G Blancaneaux/C De'etiere v F Lakat/A Rinderknech   
Tennis - ITF Belgium Futures Doubles - 2017-07-01 10:05
          M Kecmanovic v A Michon   
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          C Heyman v Y Vandenbulcke   
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          Taste of the Town: DRM brings European cafe and deli to St. Charles   
ST. CHARLES – A taste of Europe that combines an inviting fast-casual restaurant with a delicatessen and a market full of imported specialties awaits at the recently opened DRM, a European cafe and deli on Route 64 just east of downtown St. Charles.

For a quick and hearty lunch serving everything from schnitzel to potato pancakes, a hot buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Strudel and cheese blintzes are some of the sweet temptations, and the shop carries items from local artisan bakers and farmers.

Dan Migo’s first restaurant, which bears his initials, a former chef who has been an avid cook since childhood and who operates DRM with his wife, Joanna.

Born in Poland, he arrived in St. Charles about 30 years ago, his family sponsored by St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Migo said he opened DRM to give something back to the community he loves that would reflect his heritage and the foods he grew up with, adding he has expanded the range of cuisines beyond Poland.

“I lived in Germany and Austria,” he said. “Why not do a small intimate gathering with some little bits [that are also] German, Czech … Lithuanian.”

He said offerings extend to food from Belgium, Sweden and Denmark – describing it as all over the map, including Italy in a nod to his wife’s heritage.

“We thought originally we’d be a boutique grocery store, but … we are more of a deli lunch crowd,” Migo said. “We’re concentrating more on the deli and hot buffet lunch. We have classics and always add something different – goulash today, Polish sausage with caramelized onions and green peppers. Staples [such as] stuffed cabbage rolls, schnitzel, potato pancakes and pierogi are always available.”

The attractive restaurant section is near the large front windows, where tablecloth-clad booths and tables are set off by a wall-size photograph of the market square in the Polish city of Poznan. Patio seating with umbrellas for shade also is available.

One can order wine by the glass and beer by the bottle for consumption on the premises. In an age of local craft brewers, patrons can go back to Old World sources with selections from such countries as Germany, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic, including a dark beer, Hirter Morchl, from Austria’s oldest brewery, founded in the 1200s.

Migo said the deli offers smoked hams, cheeses, pork loins, tenderloins and homemade sausages, as well as different meats from Germany.

“And we have common items for people who may be less adventurous,” he said. “You can get turkey, roast beef, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.”

Lettuce wraps are available for people avoiding bread, and there are soups and salad.

Specialty items, including gluten-free baked goods, which must be ordered in advance, are available from Monika’s Organic Bakery, one of the German bakers who helps stock the pastry display.

The shop offers some staples such as flour and sugar, as well as Amish eggs and butter. A bakery delivers multigrain, pumpernickel, rye, German and whole-grain breads three times a week.

Shelves tempt appetites with imported jams; honeys; candy from Germany, Belgium, Italy and Poland; chocolate; pickled vegetables; ice cream from Lithuania and Russia; cookies; crackers; mustards; ketchups; fruit juices; herbal syrups; cooking ingredients; and numerous other edibles.

“The thing about European pastries and desserts is they are not overly sweet,” Migo said.

And apt accompaniment is a cup of espresso or other specialty coffee or tea, with a variety of syrups to customize them. DRM serves Lavazza coffee from Italy.

Music lovers can catch Mark Denney playing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

“My material is strongly rooted in Irish traditional music played on the five-string banjo and solo guitar,” Denney said in an email. “To keep things interesting, I mix up the sets with bits of light classical and pop and folk.”

With DRM, Migo said he strived to create something adventurous and completely different for the area.

DRM is located at 610 E. Main St. in St. Charles, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 630-940-2882 or visit drmeurocafe.com.


          Vuelos a Bruselas - 119,98 €   
Gran Canaria - Bruselas National (Ida y vuelta)
10 julio - 14 julio
119,98 € incl. gastos de pago, TUI fly Belgium
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          Neuville leads in Poland   
Belgium's Thierry Neuville leads Rally Poland after coming out on top in a three-way battle on the first full day.
          CoasterRadio.com #1016 - 2016 Preview with Arthur Levine: Part 2   

The 2016 Season will be here before you know it!

 

To get you ready, we're joined by Arthur Levine, the theme parks expect from About.com to preview 35 different new attractions. Part I of this series was last week! Part II is here now!

 

This week, we'll preview:

 

Shanghai Disneyland

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Gale Force at Playland’s Castaway Cove

Pulsar at Walabi Belgium

Valravn at Cedar Point

Mako at Sea World Orlando

Luigi’s Rollickin' Roadsters at Disney’s California Adventure

Total Mayhem at Six Flags Great Adventure

Hunger Games Attractions at Motiongate Dubai

Lego Movie 4D at Legoland

Taron at Phantasialand

Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa

Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure

 

All this and much, much more!


          The Important Lesson From Record 560 Miles In A Tesla Model S 100D   

A new "hypermiling" record for production electric vehicles has been set by a pair from Belgium, using a Tesla Model S 100D. The duo in question, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools, managed to squeeze 560 miles (901 kilometers) out of the Tesla Model S 100D in question, by traveling at an average of 24 miles per hour (39 km/h) for right around 24 hours. Before we go further about the short-term news, there's a very important lesson to be learned and shared (again) regarding this record and how it relates to the practicality of EV life today

The Important Lesson From Record 560 Miles In A Tesla Model S 100D was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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          First train ferrying China made Volvo cars arrives in Belgium   
A freight train carrying 123 brand new Volvo cars made in northeast China arrived in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge Friday afternoon, marking a milestone in the history of cargo transport between the two countries. The train was welcomed by government officials, diplomats, business representatives and journalists from both countries after a journey of 9,832 […]
          6/30/2017: Nieuws Uit Uw Gemeente: Bornem   
Tom Waes, de ambassadeur van Sea Shepherd Belgium, heeft een beeld van een pinguïn met boot gesigneerd en gaat het nu veilen voor het goede doel. Het beeld is gemaakt en geschonken door Tattoo Perre uit Branst. Nog tot en met 8 juli kan er op eBay...
          Free Download: Parallells – Jhaan Feat. Sarah Pirwany (Original Mix)   
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          ABORTED: Confira o official track de "Bathos"   

A banda belga ABORTED lançará um novo registro, o 7"EP intitulado 'Bathos', no dia 07 de Julho de 2017 via Century Media Records. O vinilzinho contará com as faixas 'Bathos' e 'Fallacious Crescendo', com uma tiragem limitada em 1000 unidades, sendo 700 cópias em vinil na cor preta, 200 cópias em vinil transparente e 100 cópias em vinil transparente roxo.

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          The 6th annual edition of HGH India starts from July 4-6 2017   


by Shrutee K/DNS



Mumbai : HGH India 2017, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware is all set to bring Indian & International brands, manufacturers and distribution partners together from 4th -  6th July for its 6th edition at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India.  The trade show provides a focused marketing platform for designer, branded and mass produced goods, enabling the sellers reach out to retailers, distributors and institutional buyers across India. The sourcing options and innovations in home textiles, home décor, houseware and gifts category continue to grow at the HGH India 2017. The exhibition for the first time has added a new category of cleaning & hygiene products to their ever growing list of exhibitors.

HGH India 2016 had over 400 brands and received 25,140 high potential trade buyers including retailers, wholesalers, distributors, importers from 422 cities and towns from all over India. These professional buyers come for their annual sourcing requirement, to find new business opportunities, and to understand upcoming fashion, business and market trends in the home category. With a track record of five successful editions, HGH India has firmly established its position as India’s leading trade show for home textiles, home décor, houseware and gifts categories with clear focus on India’s domestic market growing rapidly at 20-25% per annum.

With over 500 leading Indian and International brands which will showcase their new designs and collections, HGH India’s 6th edition will be biggest ever edition of this trade show. With products from over 30 countries across all categories like home textiles, furnishing fabrics, home décor products like wall papers, blinds, rugs and floor coverings, fragrances, spa products, handicrafts; houseware products like cookware, tableware, kitchenware, kitchen appliances, cleaning, health & hygiene, storage and outdoor products and a variety of innovative gift products. With presence of several market leaders, well-known international and Indian brands and inspiring innovations from handmade and machine-made manufacturing sectors, HGH India has firmly established its position as India’s leading trade show in this segment.
Several leading brands would be leveraging HGH India to launch their new products and innovations to the trade. Apart from regular exhibitors, HGH India 2017 will witness over 100 new exhibitors which will include country pavilions from China, Turkey and Taiwan besides individual exhibitors from countries like Australia, Japan, Thailand, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA, and Canada.
HGH India has taken a major initiative to forecast well researched home fashion Trends  for 2017-18 for the Indian domestic market. Presented under theme “Across Time” these trends will be showcased through Trends Pavilion and a comprehensive trend book. Visitors will be able to discover future trends in colours, designs and materials at HGH India 2017.

About HGH India: HGH India, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware is organised by Texzone Information Services Pvt. Ltd. The trade show is specially designed to connect Indian market for home products and gifts. High quality trade visitors at HGH India comprise of all categories of retailers.  They include department stores, hyper markets, specialty stores, high-end luxury stores and boutiques, traditional store owners, and online and electronic medium retailers. Institutional buyers, corporate gift buyers, interior designers, prospective agents and franchisees too come in large numbers. Besides these, leading Indian importers, distributors, buying agents and brand representatives attend HGH India to explore new business opportunities and partnerships.

          Celebrations of 80th birthday of Queen Paola of Belgium   
On September 11, 2017, Queen Paola of Belgium is going to celebrate her 80th birthday. In honour of this special occasion, the court has announced some festivities. On June 29, 2017, The entire members of the Belgian royal family attended 80th birthday party held at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. Crown Princess Elisabeth wore a poplin shirt dress by MAJE
Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Princess Eleonore, Prince Emmanuel

          O Chestie Bizara!!   

Buna seara, de câteva zile am observat o chestie bizara.Pe imaginea atașata apare principala sursa de descărcare a bateriei este semnalul insuficient . Reteaua orange belgium este una dintre cele mai buna cu acoperire mare in regiunea unde muncesc eu .Poate din colegi este cineva care are aceeași problema și știe rezolvarea ei? Mulțumesc !! Ps telefonul cu problema este un iPhone 7 128 gb


          Flexibele reiniger met technisch inzicht Opwijk / Merchtem (37u/week) - ISS Belgium Arbeiders/Ouvriers - Opwijk   
Je staat in voor het technisch onderhoud en de reiniging van industriële ventilatiesystemen in de horeca, ziekenhuizen, rusthuizen of industriële klanten....
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          Flexibele industrieel reiniger Aalst met of zonder ervaring (37u/week) - ISS Belgium Arbeiders/Ouvriers - Aalst   
Je staat in voor het technisch onderhoud en de reiniging van industriële ventilatiesystemen in de horeca, ziekenhuizen, rusthuizen of industriële klanten....
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          FLUITENDE CHAUFFEUR C - Manpower Belgium - Vrasene   
U staat in voor diverse leveringen en ophalingen bij rusthuizen, ziekenhuizen,... U hebt geen probleem met fysiek werk en wil ook rijden in het centrum van...
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          Muslim Terror Attack Thwarted in Belgium   

Muslim Terror Attack Thwarted in Belgium Belgian soldiers have shot dead a Muslim suicide bomber after a small explosion echoed through the central train station in Brussels Tuesday evening. No one was injured in what authorities described as an attempted “terrorist attack.” Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a man in his thirties detonate an […]

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          Germany votes to legalise same-sex marriage   
Germany votes to legalise same-sex marriage
- German politicians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage - a move ... same-sex couples are allowed to marry are the UK, Belgium, Denmark, ...

          Plus de 180 travailleurs quittent officiellement Caterpillar Gosselies   
Cent quatre-vingt-six travailleurs de Caterpillar Belgium à Gosselies (Charleroi) quittent officiellement l'entreprise ce vendredi. Dans la
          ellesbymistaboos:Aline / Brussels, Belgium© Christophe Boussamba   


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          Free Download: Parallells – Jhaan Feat. Sarah Pirwany (Original Mix)   
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          06/29 Links Pt2: Anti-Semitism without anti-Semites; The Palestinian mufti’s intersectionality with the Nazis   
From Ian:

Anti-Semitism without anti-Semites
This kind of logic results in a German court ruling that throwing Molotov cocktails at a German synagogue is an acceptable expression of protest. It is not anti-Semitism, but rather a legitimate criticism of Israel's policies! In German, this is simply called Israelkritik -- not a critique of any specific policy by whatever government is in power at the time, but rather of Israel in general. In practice, it would be very easy to go from this to completely rejecting the existence of Israel, or, in other words, to anti-Zionism, or to rejecting the Jews' right to self-determination and a state, or to anti-Semitism.
Germany, with the help of authorities in the Israeli and Jewish Left, goes out of its way to assert that Israelkritik should be seen not as a variant of anti-Semitism but merely as another legitimate form of criticism. Does the same kind of legitimate criticism, of similar dimensions, exist toward any another Middle Eastern country, not to mention the Palestinian Authority? No. Israel is getting special treatment in this regard.
If Germany ever stops denying its anti-Semitism and finally acknowledges that anti-Semitism is still alive and well, under the guise of strong anti-Israel sentiments, the problem may begin to be resolved. But Germany prefers to ignore the problem. The German obsession with projecting their anti-Semitism onto the State of Israel has turned Germany's relationship with Israel into a neurotic one, preventing positive development.
Furthermore, this obsession poses a threat to Germany, itself. The reason Muslims today feel free to display unbridled anti-Semitic violence is not just their upbringing but the fact that they are acting out what many Germans privately believe. This violence is bound to ultimately target Germans, too, because the radical Islamists don't distinguish between Jews and Christians. (h/t Elder of Lobby)
Fathom: Aaron Aaronsohn, the NILI intelligence network and the Balfour Declaration
Intelligence in World War One
Jewish patriots joined the armed forces of Britain, France and Germany and saw combat on both sides of the divide. There was no Jewish international unity in World War One – contrary to what emerged in World War Two. The Jewish ‘issue’ and its resolution seemed almost absent from the international agenda.
From the outset of World War One intelligence-gathering became critically important to all sides. The Ottoman Empire naturally had in place a vast system of control over potentially disloyal elements within the territories under its rule. London and Paris were jockeying to succeed Istanbul and its ally Berlin, whose basic goal was to ensure its interests the strategic south-eastern flank under Ottoman rule. On the other side of the divide Britain and France, and later the US, sought to cultivate support within areas under Ottoman control in anticipation of the ultimate fall of the Empire at the end of the war.
What was required was reliable military information concerning the Ottomans and their allies, detailed local knowledge of the areas under Ottoman rule, a list of high-level contacts with local players (such as Princes, Sheiks, Tribes etc.), and an intimate understanding of the conflicting interests between them. It also required identifying local players with combat capabilities and the provision of on-the-spot strategic and military guidance for them. All of this could only be handled by intelligence services and seasoned intelligence officers with experience in the field.
The most prominent was T.E. Lawrence from Great Britain – ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. But he was not alone; there was Curt Prufer from Berlin, who rose to prominence in World War One and spent part of his time in Jerusalem and who was active on many fronts; and there was William Yale from the Standard Oil Company of New York, who doubled up as an intelligence officer. There was also Edouard Bremond of France, who primarily operated in the Arabian Peninsula. (h/t Elder of Lobby)
Seth Frantzman: The Palestinian mufti’s intersectionality with the Nazis
When these left-wing groups talk about “intersectionality” the reality of the “intersection” is that it always intersects at Israel and “Zionism.” Always “anti-Zionism.”
Anti-Islamism? No. They never oppose Islamist extremism. Not even ISIS.
They talk about racism, but groups that commit genocide against Kurds, like Saddam Hussein did, are not rejected. Iraqi flags are welcome. Bashar Assad and his murderous regime are fine, along with Syria’s allies in Iran and Hezbollah. And the mufti is also acceptable.
There is an intersection between the mufti and his Nazi camp visits and today’s hatred of Israel and Jewish symbols. The intersection is that we turn a blind eye to the mufti’s disgusting racist politics, excusing it and even hiding his collaboration, while refusing to demand Palestinian nationalism reject him. At the same time, for too long the cause of “anti-Zionism” has been allowed to infiltrate every organization involved in liberal and progressive activism, such that Jewish symbols are not even allowed, as activists claim they cannot tell the difference between those symbols and Israel.
Every other religion and state in the world is accepted, no other symbol is thus conflated. They can tell the difference between 1,000 other symbols and flags, except for one. This is today’s tragic intersection.
Just as in 1942 the mufti found willing collaborators throughout Europe, hatred of Jews and Israel finds willing collaborators today.



Jewish activist couple marries surreptitiously on Temple Mount
An Israeli Jewish couple surreptitiously held their marriage ceremony Thursday at the Temple Mount, in an act of protest against Israeli-imposed rules forbidding Jewish religious rituals at the flash point site.
The couple, who are both activists in the Students for the Temple Mount group which seeks to increase Jewish access to the site, videotaped the hurried ceremony and distributed the clip to the press.
The couple had to carry out the nuptials without being seen by the Israeli police escort who would have stopped them, fearing such incidents could provoke unrest among the Palestinians.
Footage from the event showed Students for the Temple Mount chair Tom Nisani walking alongside his fiancé and fellow Temple Mount activist Sarah Lurcat, accompanied by friends as well as the customary police escort for Israeli-Jewish visitors to the site.
Speaking to the camera, Nisani explained the importance of the site before footage skipped to him hastily placing a ring on the index finger of Lurcat in the presence of two witnesses and reciting a blessing officially marking the consecration of the marriage.
The Flip Side of the Western Wall Crisis
Despite all this, liberal American Jews are convinced that they know better. They know that the continued “occupation” is mostly Israel’s fault, and that Israel must end it immediately regardless of the price in Israeli blood and their job as American Jews isn’t to support Israelis’ painfully reached conclusions, but to pressure Israelis to disregard the lessons of their lived experience. If there’s a better way of telling Israelis “You don’t actually matter to us,” I don’t know what it might be.
Moreover, pursuant to that attitude, many American Jews–and again, not just fringe groups like JVP–are actively undermining Israel in various ways. Mainstream American Jewish groups like campus Hillels repeatedly host speakers from organizations that spew outright lies about Israel, such as Breaking the Silence, which even recycles the medieval blood libel about Jews poisoning wells.
American Jews also provide substantial financial support to such organizations, mainly through the New Israel Fund. Rabbis and Jewish organizations provide cover for anti-Israel activists. Leading liberal rabbi Sharon Brous, for instance, praised Linda Sarsour for “building a movement that can hold all of us in our diversity with love” even as Sarsour explicitly banned all Israel supporters from her movement. The Anti-Defamation League defended Keith Ellison, one of the few congressmen who consistently backs anti-Israel resolutions while shunning pro-Israel ones, as “an important ally in the fight against anti-Semitism” right up until he was caught out in overt anti-Semitism. American rabbinical students term Israel’s very existence a cause for mourning and engage in anti-Israel commercial boycotts. The Union for Reform Judaism urges members to step up their criticism of Israel. And on, and on.
American Jews no longer the bastion of support for Israel that they once were. If they still believe they have a familial relationship with Israelis, it increasingly feels like an abusive one in which the abuser shows his “love” by causing pain. Thus, it’s no surprise that support for Israel has plummeted among young American Jews; how many of them ever hear anything positive about Israel from their “pro-Israel” elders?
The result is that some Israelis are starting to feel, as Hillel Halkin wrote in Mosaic last month, “The distance between Israeli and American Jews is growing? Let it grow … so what?” Until recently, few Israelis would have said such a thing, and I still consider it a tragedy. But if American Jews keep telling Israelis that everything they think, feel and experience “doesn’t actually matter to us,” the number of Israelis who agree with Halkin will only grow.
Melanie Phillips: Hypocrisy and worse over the Western Wall
Progressive Jews claim that Israel’s behaviour over equal access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City is driving a wedge between it and the diaspora. Yet they are often the very same people who attack Israel for being in the Old City at all. Join me as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the manifest hypocrisy and worse of this row.


Melanie Phillips: Astroturfing a lynch-mob
It is crystal clear from this full account of Sisi’s remarks that his words had infinitely greater significance than a rhetorical flourish. It is also clear that, contrary to my accusers’ claim about what he said, he was condemning a currently dominant interpretation of Islam, as I myself did in my own remarks.
Sisi used the word “impossible” interchangeably with “inconceivable” to express his horror that the Muslim world should support the aim of killing the rest of the world’s population. He was not saying that Muslims didn’t have this ambition. On the contrary, he was saying that they did have it (he didn’t even qualify that by saying that many do not) and that they drew for this ambition upon an interpretation of religious texts which could not be allowed to stand. That’s why he called for an Islamic religious reformation.
It is my accusers, therefore, who have cherry-picked Sisi’s words and wrenched them out of context to claim they mean the opposite of what he actually meant – all in order to defame and silence me.
This is not the first attempt to inflame a mob against those who sound the alarm about both Islamism and those who sanitise it, and nor will it be the last. After the Finsbury Park attack two courageous anti-extremist campaigners, Douglas Murray and Maajid Nawaz, were viciously defamed as Islamophobes who must be silenced.
Now Nawaz has been similarly attacked once again, this time alongside the atheist philosopher Sam Harris. As this account reports, the two of them recorded a two-hour podcast in which they discussed Islamic extremism and Muslim integration in the west. Someone else broadcast one minute of the show on social media. Taken grotesquely out of context, this twisted their views to represent them falsely as profoundly anti-Muslim which is the opposite of what they said or believe.
These feverish, ever-more elaborate and shameless attempts to silence what so urgently needs to be said demonstrate just how crucial it is that we keep on saying it.
Author of New Book Calls for Fresh Approach to Pro-Israel Advocacy Based on Highlighting Jewish State’s Morality
David Brog — the founding director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and executive director of the Maccabee Task Force — was recently interviewed by The Algemeiner about his latest book, Reclaiming Israel’s History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace.
A transcript of the conversation — in which Brog discusses the current state of pro-Israel advocacy and calls for a fresh approach based on highlighting the Jewish state’s morality — follows.
What prompted you to write this book?
“I wanted to counter a trend. The rising generation of Americans — including so many who consider themselves pro-Israel — are increasingly buying into the fantasy that Israel is the main obstacle to peace in the Middle East. I say ‘fantasy’ because this view is contrary to the facts. And I say ‘fantasy’ because it’s an alluring belief. After all, if Israel is the obstacle to peace, then pressure on Israel can actually bring peace. There can be peace in our time!”
“When our young people buy into this myth, they grow embarrassed and equivocal in their pro-Israel activism. They try to change the topic. They’ll talk about Tel Aviv’s gay pride parades, Israel’s food scene and, of course, high tech. But they’ll never address the underlying moral claims that are doing so much damage to Israel’s reputation because they believe (or fear) that Israel is guilty as charged.”
“Here’s the good news. Most students who accept the prevailing myths about Israel do so simply because they don’t know better — no one’s ever told them otherwise. My experience over years of working with students is that when they learn the facts about Israel they’re both relieved and energized to go out and share these truths. My book is an effort to compile in one accessible, chronological narrative all of the facts and history that my students have found most important over the years.”
French leaders: Gov't covering up antisemitism in slaying of Jewish woman
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities escalated its criticism of authorities’ handling of the slaying of a Jewish woman by her Muslim neighbor, calling it a cover-up.
CRIF made the accusation in a short and poignant statement Wednesday containing four loaded questions concerning the April 4 killing of Sarah Halimi in Paris.
“The murder of Sarah Halimi was 85 days ago already and the investigation is not advancing. Why this silence? Why this omerta?” read the statement, which contained the Italian-language mafia term for a cover-up among accomplices. “What is being hidden? Why this denial of anti-Semitism?”
Prior to this week, CRIF had refrained from openly faulting the handling of the Halimi investigation, saying it was awaiting the conclusion of the police probe. In the past, it has criticized the proliferation of conspiracy theories by some Jewish groups and activists.
Relatives of Sarah Halimi, French Jewish Pensioner Murdered by Islamist, Lodge Negligence Complaint With Paris Prosecutor
Relatives of the brutally murdered Parisian Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi have lodged a formal complaint with the Paris Public Prosecutor’s office over the manner in which local authorities in the French capital have treated her case.
Dr. Halimi was tortured and murdered in her Paris apartment in April by an Islamist intruder with a prior record of harassment toward her. The complaint filed by her relatives asserted that police reacted with “inertia” after being alerted to the attack by Halimi’s neighbors.
The complaint also slammed the “lack of coordination” in the provision of care and welfare services to Halimi, who lived in public housing in the depressed Belleville neighborhood. Because she knew and feared the intruder, who lived in her building, Halimi had formally requested that the public housing department move her to a new apartment, but without explaining why.
“My sister was terribly afraid of this man, he had called her a ‘dirty Jew,’ but she was afraid that filing a complaint would be dangerous for her,” her brother William Attal explained in an interview with French news agency AFP following the family’s decision last week to take the case to the public prosecutor.
The Grenfell Tower fire: how a tragic accident became a blood libel
On June 14, fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower in London after a refrigerator short circuited and burst into flames in an apartment on the fourth floor. Seventy-nine people died in that fire, shaking the UK to the core, particularly the city of London.
Five days later, on June 19, Al-Quds day marchers blamed the Grenfell Tower fire on the Jews.
The next day, and for at least two days in a row, Muslim rioters stormed the London Jewish neighborhood Stamford Hill with bats, machetes, and swords, effectively instigating a pogrom in 2017 London. This time around, the Jews were lucky and only minor injuries were reported. According to the report, the police dispersed the rioters after some time, but despite the flagrant aggression, there have been no reports of arrests.
Forever Guilty
The history of persecution of the Jews is as long as the history of the Jewish people itself. All of our patriarchs were persecuted by their next of kin, as well as by the rulers of their dwelling places.
When the Jews were exiled from the land of Israel and dispersed throughout the globe, they suffered persecution wherever they went. Whenever and wherever there was a crisis, people blamed it on the Jews. A look at the history of persecution of the Jews and the history of antisemitism reveals a ceaseless march of torments of the Jewish people.
Even today, in the “enlightened” 21st century, antisemitism not only thrives the world over, but is escalating to perilous levels once again. At times, it masquerades itself as hatred of the Jewish state, at times it manifests as hatred of both Jews and the Jewish state, and at times it exposes itself as hatred of Jews. But in all cases, it is antisemitism. And in all cases, it blames the Jews for the misfortunes of the world.
South African unionist ordered to apologize for antisemitic hate speech
A senior South African trade unionist has been ordered to apologize to the South African Jewish community after being found guilty of hate speech by a Johannesburg court on Thursday.
The Equality Court in Johannesburg held that Bongani Masuku, International Relations Spokesperson for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), made statements that were "hurtful, harmful, incite harm, and propagate hatred, and amount to hate speech," during a 2009 public address at Wits University and in various written communications.
Judge Seun Moshidi ordered Masuku to make an "unconditional apology" to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), the umbrella representative organization of the South African Jewish community. Masuku must apologize in the next 30 days or within a time period mutually agreed upon by the parties.
The case was brought by the South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following Masuku's failure to comply with its 2009 ruling that also demanded the trade unionist apologize to the SAJBD.
Kent State SJP applauds eviction of Jews from Pride Parade
Despite acknowledging that the incident would have been an example of anti-Semitism under ordinary circumstances, the Kent State SJP ruffled feathers in the school’s Jewish community with its contention that such behavior is excusable when directed at “racist” or “far right” groups.
“I don’t feel that SJP of Kent State in Ohio have any right to say what the views were of the Jews at the parade,” one Jewish student told Campus Reform. “I personally feel that they are saying that this wasn’t anti-Semitic because they want to seem like the good guy, when in fact they are being anti-Semitic.”
Paul Weinper, who claims to have personally attended the Chicago Pride Parade on three previous occasions, likewise disputed the SJP description of the evicted marchers.
“The flags...were carried on behalf of several congregations in the Chicago area,” he said. “These groups are not far right groups, but they are pro-Israel and Zionist.”
Another student explained that equating Zionism to racism “is outwardly anti-Semitic because it denies the Jewish people our right to self-determination,” adding that it is particularly remarkable that the incident took place at a gay pride parade, because “Israel is the only country in the Middle East where you are allowed to be openly gay without facing persecution.”
Many other Jewish students echoed those sentiments, variously referring to the SJP tweets as “passive-aggressive,” “pitiful,” and “disgusting,” but none registered surprise at the provocative nature of the group’s tweets.
“Time and time again, this oppressive and hateful group of people has made me feel sick and unwelcome on my own campus,” one student told Campus Reform. “This is another clear example of passive aggressive behavior that does not promote mature conversation.”
“I think it’s pitiful that SJP is the ONLY group on Kent State’s campus that belittles another group’s narrative to elevate their own,” a classmate concurred, saying that applying the term “racist” to Zionism “not only is racist in itself, but discriminates against people from every ethnicity, religion, and background,” because “support for the self-determination of the Jewish people...is not exclusive to right wing or left wing groups.”
LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer
For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem.
But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked to leave because she was carrying the flag. She was one of three women with Jewish flags kicked out of Sunday’s parade.
Grauer says she was used to Israel being a sensitive issue in queer spaces. But she did not expect to be condemned for displaying her Jewish identity.
“To say that you can only identify one way is very dangerous,” said Grauer, the Midwest manager for A Wider Bridge, a pro-Israel LGBT group. “Here you have this march that is supposed to be something for people that feel oppressed, invisible, marginalized, [where] they can be who they are. I wasn’t pushing my views on people and was told the way you’re expressing yourself is unacceptable.”
The incident at the Dyke March was just the latest in a series of clashes over Israel at activist events for the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, community. Being pro-Israel at LGBT events has become difficult, LGBT Jewish leaders say, and at times the opposition to Israel has spilled over into making Jews feel uncomfortable about displaying their identity.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Explains BDS to His Trustees: It’s About “Justice, Dignity, and Security”
On May 24, Tablet published an in-depth story examining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s (RBF) Middle East programs. The article explored how and why RBF became one of the most prominent U.S.-based institutional funders of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, and also recounted the fund’s efforts at promoting diplomacy between the U.S. and Iran. Shortly after the article was published, Stephen Heintz, the fund’s president since 2001, sent an email to the organization’s trustees and staff criticizing the story. I have now obtained that email.
The message, sent about 14 hours after the story was published, is a glimpse into the assumptions undergirding RBF’s Israel-related programming. Pro-BDS funding is aimed at “ending the 50-year long occupation in order to bring justice, dignity, and security to all Israelis and Palestinians”—in Heintz’s view, pro-boycott efforts are a valid instrument for ending Israel’s presence in the West Bank, and are therefore in Israel’s long-term good. Even so, Heintz isn’t eager to take credit for everything that RBF’s money helps fund: “The article includes indirect attacks on us and our grantees through guilt by association with several degrees of separation,” he writes, in reference to pro-BDS organizations that have received a total of $880,000 from the Fund, much of it awarded for “general support.”
Heintz makes little attempt to convince the recipients of his letter of the virtue of the Fund’s position. Instead of explaining how funding boycott groups that oppose the two-state solution will, in fact, help to make a fair and just two-state solution possible, he argues that it’s unfair to draw links between RBF and the activities and organizations that RBF actively and publicly funds. In contrast, and as my article demonstrated, RBF’s pro-boycott grantees are not shy about what they stand for.
North Carolina lawmakers approve anti-BDS bill
Legislators from North Carolina's General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday that would punish companies engaged with state business who participate in the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) campaign targeting Israel.
The bill will now be sent to Governor Roy Cooper for signing. If Cooper endorses the anti-BDS bill, North Carolina would become the 22nd US state with a law imposing punitive measures on companies and entities involved in BDS.
The North Carolina House Bill 261 based its prohibition against BDS activities on "entities that do business with or in such countries, make discriminatory decisions on the basis of national origin that impair those companies' commercial soundness."
The enforcement of France's anti-BDS Larouche Law relies on a similar definition of anti-discrimination based on the national origin of Israelis.
Ohio condemns BDS
Ohio on Wednesday became the 12th U.S. state to publicly condemn the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
State Representative Andy Thompson introduced a resolution before the General Assembly which expands Ohio's condemnation of BDS to include denouncement of the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism being witnessed.
Citing a long history of friendship between the State of Ohio and the State of Israel, the legislation calls for increased ties and interactions in business, government, the arts and culture as well as educational initiatives.
Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore applauded the measure as well as Thompson for introducing it.
“Due to the effective launch of PJTN’s anti-BDS media campaign, we have been tremendously encouraged by the response from state legislators and citizens who want to become engaged in efforts like Ohio’s initiative,” she said.
New Georgetown dean is an avowed supporter of Hezbollah
Georgetown University has promoted an avowed supporter of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah as its newest academic chair.
On September 1, Ahmad S. Dallal will become the dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, a school that is funded with support from its host country. Dallal previously served as the chair of Georgetown’s Islamic Studies department at its Washington, D.C. campus, which is a known cesspool of jihadi sympathizers. Georgetown Qatar is directly affiliated with the main campus, and considered an "additional location for the University in Washington, D.C."
Dallal, like too many of his colleagues in academia, holds some truly fringe beliefs.
First and foremost, he is an open supporter of the Hezbollah terrorist group. He signed a 2006 petition declaring his “conscious support for the Lebanese national resistance [Hezbollah] as it wages a war” against Israel, adding that it is “a war to safeguard the dignity of the Lebanese and Arab people.” The statement declared Hezbollah’s murderous campaign a “heroic operation.”
In his previous position as provost of American University of Beirut, Dallal slammed one of his colleagues for collaborating with Israeli scholars, declaring that the school would boycott the Jewish state.
Richard Millett: Avi Shlaim goes to St James’s Church to slam Israel’s creation and anti-Semitism “allegations”.
Historian Avi Shlaim was invited to speak on Balfour and Palestine: From Balfour to May on Tuesday night at St James’s Church in central London.
St James’s is a church hostile to Israel and no expense is spared. In 2013 St James’s dedicated its entire Christmas to demonising Israel’s security wall at a cost of £30,000.
St James’s knows how to harness extremists’ hatred for Israel and on the way out on Tuesday The Rev Lucy Winkett was beaming with pride at seeing 300 people in her church. One can only imagine the usual turnout on Sunday mornings.
Su McClellan, of Embrace the Middle East (see below), set the dire tone for the evening when she described Shlaim’s family as simply having “left Iraq for Israel for various reasons”.
Those “various reasons” might have included the Farhud massacre visited on Baghdad’s Jewish community in 1941 which was followed up with continued oppression and confiscation of property by the Iraqi government. Shlaim’s father lost everything it seems. None of this was mentioned.
Farhud and Hamas were the main words totally absent from Shlaim’s talk. He blamed the lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinians solely on Israel. He claimed “settlements only are continuing the conflict.”
PreOccupiedTerritory: Ecological Progressives Conflicted: Crude Oil Ban Would Disproportionately Affect Muslim-Majority Countries (satire)
Proponents of a progressive environmental agenda face internal contradictions within the movement over the prospect of banning crude oil imports and other fossil fuels in favor of promoting renewable energy sources, activists reported today, because such a policy would commit the cardinal progressive sin of affecting Muslim-majority states.
Academics, ideologues, demonstrators, and rank-and-file operatives throughout the progressivism-driven segment of the US population reacted with dismay this week at discovering that the worst flaw in President Trump’s travel restrictions against which they have raised bitter protest applies in greater measure to many of their movement’s demands, and they are still struggling to assimilate that revelation into their world view.
“It turns out that if we abandon fossil fuels, which are an ongoing environmental Holocaust, we end up hurting the economies of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and a whole bunch of other places that are basically Muslim,” explained environmentalist Vic Timhood. “As everyone knows, in the hierarchy of progressive values, not offending or adversely affecting Muslims reigns supreme, and we are now struggling with how to promote a cleaner world in a way that does not commit this grave offense against our values. I mean, what have we been fighting the Muslim Ban for? The way forward is not yet clear.”
“If the Dyke March in Chicago demonstrates anything, it’s that Muslims’ sensibilities trump all others,” observed activist Linda Sarsour. “That’s what I’ve been getting at for years, always couching it in terms of tolerance and openness. But it boils down to Muslims as victims being the ultimate axiom, and therefore Muslims retaining ultimate veto over everything lest it offend or oppress them further. Unfortunately for other elements within the progressive movement, that sets up conflicts. But it’s hardly the first time, and the lesser causes within the movement have to just suck it up.”
Israeli journalist refuses to grant prize to Facebook
Israeli journalist Lital Shemesh refused to grant a prize to a senior official in Facebook due to the Facebook management’s condoning of the barrage of incitement against Jews on the social network.
Shemesh is in London with a delegation of the the “Gesher” organization and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, and met with Simon Milner, Facebook’s Policy Director in Britain, the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
Shemesh, who serves among other things as a journalist for Channel 20 and a presenter for Israel Hayom, asked Milner why Facebook condones incitement against Jews, which can lead to the perpetration of terror attacks and the murder of innocent people.
Milner avoided giving a straight answer, and those present were requested not to quote the words that were said in the room by Facebook representatives.
As was stated, Shemesh refused to grant a prize to Milner from the members of the delegation. She told Arutz Sheva that Milner “has no small part in the incitement to murder of Jews. I just couldn’t.”
Guardian columnist suggests that Israel’s defenders are akin to climate change deniers.
First, contrary to Williams’ claim, Snow made no allegations of “scatter bombing” (cluster bombing) in Gaza, and in fact we could find no such allegations during the war, even by “human rights” groups.
Far more troublesome, however, is Williams’ analogy between Israel’s defenders – whom she characterises as defenders of “killing children” – and climate change deniers is indicative of a view of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, held by many in the media, which sees it as a binary tale of ignorance vs truth, good vs evil.
Herein lies the vicious cycle of media coverage of Israel:
  1. The intrinsic anti-Israel bias of reporters informs their reporting from the region.
  2. This results in coverage portraying the nation’s conflicts through a highly distorted lens, which – as with Williams’ astonishing credulity in reaction to Snow’s Gaza report – is rarely critically examined.
  3. This skewed coverage – which imputes maximum malevolence to Israel and denies Palestinians any semblance of moral agency – informs and reinforces the bias of journalists and editors when covering future stories.
Williams’ capacity to maintain belief in her own commitment to empirically driven conclusions whilst simultaneously disseminating complete fabrications about Israel would only come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the pro-Palestinian media echo-chamber in which she operates.
Vandal faces charges in 'senseless' assault on Boston's Holocaust memorial
A 21-year-old Roxbury man accused of shattering one of the glass panels at Boston’s downtown Holocaust museum was ordered held today by a judge.
James E. Isaac, 21, was arrested and charged with willful and malicious destruction of property and destruction of a place of memorial in connection with the incident shortly before 2 a.m., according to Boston police spokesman Officer Stephen McNulty.
Isaac had his bail revoked on two open cases, one in Chelsea and the other in Roxbury. The decision by Boston Municipal Court Judge Sally Kelly, who held him on $750 on the latest charges of vandalizing the memorial, will keep Isaac behind bars for at least 60 days.
During the arraignment today, Isaac's attorney, Rebecca Kozak, said her client suffers from a "host" of mental health issues. She also said his father, who helped raise him, was murdered, which contributed to his struggles.
Upstate NY mikvah construction site vandalized with swastikas
A Jewish religious immersion pool under construction in a new ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of an upstate New York village was vandalized with graffiti and swastikas.
The vandalism in at a mikvah in Bloomingburg, in the Catskills area, was discovered Sunday night. The new Satmar neighborhood was built to solve a housing shortage in the ultra-Orthodox community.
The local sheriff’s office has opened an investigation into the incident.
The incident comes after swastikas were discovered spray-painted on a realtor’s sign and street sign in suburban Rockland County, New York, on June 17. In the weeks prior to the recent incidents, swastikas were discovered in a state park and on a neighborhood fence, and the words “No Jews” were spray-painted in a house up for sale.
Anti-Semitic, white supremacist fliers target DC neighborhood
Anti-Semitic and white supremacist fliers were dropped at houses in a Washington DC neighborhood.
Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Glover Park found the two-sided fliers on their front doorsteps Wednesday morning, Fox5 reported. The fliers offer several conspiracy theories against Jews and call for a war on Jews.
The notice is largely incoherent, but seems to suggest that Jews know about impending natural disasters and do nothing to prevent the loss of human life.
The back features a caricature of a white woman and child with the phrase, “defending your people is a social duty not an anti-social crime.”
The same flier has appeared in DC neighborhoods before.
Jewish cemetery vandalism spurs stiffer penalties in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an ethnic intimidation bill introduced after the vandalism of some 175 headstones at a local Jewish cemetery.
The Ethnic Intimidation and Institutional Vandalism bill signed last week says that fines for desecrating objects will be applied to each individual act of vandalizing a headstone, grave marker or gravesite, according to the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent.
The fine for damaging just one headstone is $2,000. For a third violation, vandals can be imprisoned for 30 days.
The bill was introduced by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in an effort to amend the city ordinance dealing with hate crimes. It applies to all cemeteries in Philadelphia.
He told the Exponent that he introduced the bill “to send a clear message that these hate crimes will not be tolerated.”
“We should not be dealing with any forms of hate and discrimination. Those who engage in these types of acts are cowards,” he also said.
Belgian Regional Parliament Passes Law Banning Kosher Slaughter
The vote comes one month after the same measure was passed by the parliament in Wallonia, the country’s French-speaking region. Reacting to that vote, Philippe Markiewicz, president of the Consistoire organization of Belgian Jewry, reminded legislators that the “last assault on ritual slaughter was in October 1940 under the Nazi occupation, because they knew how important it was for Jews.”
Following the vote in Flanders, Chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt — the president of the Conference of European Rabbis — declared: “The news that the Flanders region of Belgium has joined Wallonia in passing a legislation banning religious slaughter is a clear attack on religious practices and a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe. We cannot tolerate bans on religious practices. Leaders across Europe must protest against the ban and work to protect our religious freedoms.”
Belgium is one of several countries where Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter is currently prohibited. Others include Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand.
UK lawmaker recalls antisemitic abuse during general election campaign
A British lawmaker claimed that she was the target of antisemitic abuse during the UK general election after discovering several of her campaign posters were vandalized with swastikas, The Jewish Chronicle reported Wednesday.
Conservative MP Sheryll Murray recalled the experience during a session of Prime Minister's Questions in parliament, saying that her campaign offices were also urinated on in the midst of the campaign season.
"Over the past months, I've had swastikas carved into posters," Murray, a Conservative Friends of Israel supporter, announced during the first PMQ held since May won a narrow victory against Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this month.
Murray said she was "sickened" by the experience, and noted that the "symbol is incredibly offensive to both Jews who lost so many and the British who stood firm against its tyranny."
The Conservative MP entreated the prime minister on "what can be done to stop this intimidation," which she quipped was "hardly kinder, gentler politics."
How Margaret Thatcher’s family sheltered an Austrian Jew during the Holocaust
On January 21, 1939, Edith Mühlbauer received a letter from a small town in England which would save her life.
The 17-year-old’s life had been a comfortable one. The Mühlbauer family lived on Schubertsgasse in Vienna’s Alsergrund district, an area where many Jewish professionals — doctors, lawyers, businessmen and bankers liked Mühlbauer’s father — had made a home away from the unassimilated Hasidic Jews of the old walled Leopoldstadt ghetto across the Danube.
But all that had changed nearly a year before on March 12, 1938, when the Wehrmacht had crossed the border and, without a shot being fired, occupied Austria. Within days, some 70,000 people — many of them Jews — had been rounded up. Less than a month later, the first convoy departed for Dachau, just across the former German border near Munich. Jewish-owned businesses were subject to a boycott. Jews were made to scrub the streets. Shortly afterwards, the Nuremberg Laws were applied to Austria, Jews were stripped of their citizenship and the doors to many professions barred to them.
Worse was to come on November 9, 1938 — Kristallnacht — as all but one of Vienna’s 42 synagogues were burned to the ground. Mobs attacked and looted shops owned by Jews. The police responded by arresting 8,000 Jews, sending 5,000 of them to Dachau.
For the Mühlbauers and their fellow Jews, the situation was now desperate. At some point during the unfolding tragedy, Mühlbauer wrote to her English penpal, Muriel Roberts, asking if she could come and stay. Muriel passed the letter to her father, Alfred, a grocer who owned two shops. Mühlbauer’s father then wrote directly to Alfred.
Microsoft signs deal to buy US-Israeli startup Cloudyn
Microsoft on Thursday confirmed it acquired based Cloudyn, a startup headquartered in Boston with offices in the Israeli town of Rosh Ha’ayin that has developed technology to monitor and optimize cloud storage. No financial details were disclosed, but earlier this year press reports said the company was being bought by Microsoft for some $50-$70 million.
“I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services,” Jeremy Winter, director of program management at Microsoft’s Azure Security unit, said in a blog post on Thursday. “This acquisition fits squarely into our commitment to empower customers with the tools they need to govern their cloud adoption and realize the strategic benefits of a global, trusted, intelligent cloud.”
This is Microsoft’s second announced deal this month. On June 8 the US giant said it signed a deal to buy Israel’s Hexadite, a cybersecurity firm.
Six-year-old Cloudyn provides businesses with software that enables them to measure the consumption, cost and performance of their cloud spending. Sharon Wagner, Vittaly Tavor and Boris Goldberg are the three co-founders of the startup, according to their website. Investors include Carmel Ventures and Infosys.
IsraellyCool: Pillar Of Fire – The Jew Returns, The Arab Awakens (1896-1920)
Back in 1976, the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) started production on a documentary series on Zionism, motivated by the Yom Kippur War and the notorious 1975 UN General Assembly Resolution that compared Zionism to Racism. It took five years to make, with the supervision of five historians. The result? Pillars of Fire, one of the biggest productions ever undertaken on Israeli Television.
Pillars of Fire first aired in 1981 and ran for five months. The English version (which first aired in 1988) is narrated by famed actor Ian McKellen.
Here is part one of the English version of the series: The Jew Returns – The Arab Awakens (1896-1920).
Pillar Of Fire - The Jew Returns, The Arab Awakens




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          Now, Strike A PAUSE   
It's August... I's warm and sunny... and usually very slow in Belgium! Yeah, probably the best time to make a break from posting onto our blog.
Let's our beloved web diva-ah-ah [a.k.a Ariane van der Veen] have a two weeks vacation totally disconnected from any kind of access to the internet. We even wonder if she's going to survive to this ordeal... Sounds very 'Mission Impossible' to us... Well, you'll find out on August the 17th... Stay tuned!
Note; as a matter of fact, Ariane never came back! We wish her good luck!
          We miss Elise!   
Here is a short vid from her on one of her many shootings with Patrick Demarchelier. Hope to see her soon in Belgium!



And here is the picture they were shooting together:


          Strike The Pose   
The agency is closed today and tomorrow, July 21st for Belgium's National Day. So... Don't just stand there, let's get to it, strike a pose, there's nothing to it... We'll be back on Wednesday to vogue, vogue, vogue, vogue !-)
          Michele's Back Too!   
Talking about Classics, we're glad to represent Michele (formely known as Vanessa) Bouman.


We know her since she's sixteen. She was chosen to represent Belgium at the Supermodel Of The World 1987 contest. Here is her presentation:

The 80's lovers should really click HERE to get to the full video: BIG makeup-BIG hair-BIG shoulders pads wonders guaranteed!
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          How R is used by the FDA for regulatory compliance   

I was recently alerted (thanks Maëlle and Mikhail!) to an enlightening presentation from last years' useR! conference. (This year's useR! conference takes place next week in Belgium.) Paul H Schuette, Scientific Computing Coordinator at the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), talked about how R is used in the process of regulating and approving drugs at the FDA

In what has become a common theme of FDA presentations at R conferences, Schuette refutes the fallacy that SAS is the only software that can be used for FDA submissions, by sponsors such as pharmaceutical companies. On the contrary, he says "sponsors may propose to use R, and R has been used by some sponsors for certain types of analyses and simulations (post-market)."

The myth persists despite the FDA's Statistical Software Clarifying Statement declaring that any suitable software can be used. This is probably because some data-exchange regulations do require the use of the "XPT" (also known as SAS XPORT) file format, but that data format is an open standard and not restricted to SAS. XPT files can be read into R with the built-in read.xport function, and exported from R with the write.xport function in the SASxport package. (If you have legacy data in other SAS formats, here's a handy SAS macro to export XPT files.) The R Foundation also provides guidance on how R complies with other FDA regulations in the document R: Regulatory Compliance and Validation Issues A Guidance Document for the Use of R in Regulated Clinical Trial Environments

In addition to sponsors using R in submission, R is also used internally at the FDA. Statisticians there may use the statistical package of their choice, provided it's fit for the purpose. The software used includes SAS, R, Minitab and Stata. Schuette notes that R is used specifically for:

  • Statistical review of data analysis in clinical trial submissions. The primary goal here is, "Can we, on our own, replicate the conclusions of the sponsor?"
  • Methodology development, innovation and evaluation.
  • Graphics (in some cases, the detailed information folded and included with prescription medications feature R graphics).
  • Simulations.
  • The openFDA initiative, including this LRT Signal Analysis for a Drug Shiny application.

Check out the entire presentation, embedded below.

Channel 9: Using R in a regulatory environment: FDA experiences.

 


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          ‘Death Island’ mystery deepens after backpacker is found hanged, partially eaten   
A Belgian woman was found dead — her body half-eaten by lizards — on Koh Tao in Thailand, making her the seventh fatality at the tourist hotspot known as “death island.” Thai police said Elise Dallemange hanged herself in the jungle on the island after she was due to return home to Belgium, according to...
          Call for Presentations: BSD devroom at FOSDEM 2014   

FOSDEM 2014 will take place on 1–2 February, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. Just like in the last years, there will be both a BSD booth and a developer's room (on Saturday).

The topics of the devroom include all BSD operating systems. Every talk is welcome, from internal hacker discussion to real-world examples and presentations about new and shiny features. The default duration for talks will be 45 minutes including discussion. Feel free to ask if you want to have a longer or a shorter slot.

If you already submitted a talk last time, please note that the procedure is slightly different.

To submit your proposal, visit

https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM14/

and follow the instructions to create an account and an “event”. Please select “BSD devroom” as the track. (Click on “Show all” in the top right corner to display the full form.)

Please include the following information in your submission:

  • The title and subtitle of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be listed with ~500 from other projects)
  • A short abstract of one paragraph
  • A longer description if you wish to do so
  • Links to related websites/blogs etc.

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2013. The talk committee, consisting of Daniel Seuffert, Marius Nünnerich and Benny Siegert, will consider the proposals. If yours has been accepted, you will be informed by e-mail before the end of the year.


          NetBSD@FOSDEM 2011   
On the first weekend of february, FOSDEM, the biggest european open source developers gathering, was again held in Brussels, Belgium. With several thousand attendees from all over the world, though most from europe, FOSDEM is one of the highlights of the year.

NetBSD was very well represented with a booth, together with the FreeBSD folks, and a talk covering the recent addition of the Lua programming language to the base system.

Guillaume Lasmayous (gls@), Vera Hardmeier, and myself were almost constantly at the booth selling T-Shirts, CD-ROMs, and other merchandise and using the occasion for marketing NetBSD a bit and having technical discussions with NetBSD users (and prospective users, I hope).

During the BSD devroom I gave a talk "Lua in NetBSD", outlining language details, techniques to incorporate Lua into existing software, and also why Lua in NetBSD makes a lot of sense for certain applications. That talk was very well received and attracted a lot of people.

FOSDEM 2011 was a big success, again!


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          The power of story: Words from a Holocaust survivor and Gandhi's grandson   
This segment was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith & Values. Find more news like this at ColumbiaFAVS.com. Two people with remarkable stories to share came to MU this week, and we hear from both of them in this faith and values update. Romain-Roland Levi shared his experiences in Belgium during World War II, and Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mohatma Gandhi, talked about his grandfather, along with the India-Pakistan conflict. Holocaust survivor lives to spread love Reported by Evan Townsend Romain-Roland Levi was five years old when he saw the Gestapo put his father in handcuffs and ship him to a concentration camp. Though he’s lived in the United States for more than 30 years now, Levi hasn’t forgotten what happened when he was just a child. He’s been traveling the country for 20 years telling the next generation about his history and what they can learn from it. He was in Columbia this week speaking at MU as part of a week of activities in honor of Yom HaShoah, or
          Medieval houses over canal in Bruges Belgium   
Medieval houses over canal in Bruges Belgium

Medieval houses over canal in Bruges Belgium evening landscape panorama with vintage architecture blue sky and reflection water.
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          Everton complete deal for Nigeria forward Onyekuru   
LONDON (Reuters) – Everton have signed Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side KAS Eupen on a five-year deal and will loan out the Nigeria striker to Anderlecht next season, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 20-year-old was joint-leading scorer in Belgium’s top flight last season with 22 goals in 38 games for Eupen and […]
          Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash   
FILE PHOTO: USA’s Venus Williams reacts during her third round match against Belgium’s Elise Mertens during the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo By Bernie Woodall FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Venus Williams was sued on Friday by the family of a Florida man who died […]
          TECHNIEKER MODERNE GRAAFKRANEN - REGIO ANTWERPEN - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Permanent Placement is de werving- en selectiedivisie van Manpower. Als technieker / mecanicien werk je samen met je collega's aan diverse grote en kleine...
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          ZWEMBADTECHNIEKER REGIO ANTWERPEN (VAST CONTRACT) - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          ERVAREN POMPTECHNIEKER - REGIO ANTWERPEN (VAST CONTRACT) - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          DHL PARCEL // TIJDELIJK ADMINISTRATIEF BEDIENDE OPERATIONS - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Client Description Manpower is een vaste HR partner van DHL en staat garant voor het bieden van kwalitatieve HR oplossingen en gekwalificeerde medewerkers....
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          TIJDELIJKE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPORT/IMPORT NL/ENG - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Door dagelijkse klantencontacten de praktische en administratieve afwikkeling van een boeking realiseren in het bedrijfseigen systeem. Zorgen voor de nodige
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          COMMERCIELE MEDEWERKER CALLCENTER ANTWERPEN OF GENT - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          MECANICIEN OP VERPLAATSING - INDUSTRIËLE WERVEN (VASTE JOB) - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Permanent Placement is de werving- en selectiedivisie van Manpower. Als onderhoudsmecanicien sta je in voor het mechanisch onderhoud van diverse mechanische,...
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          JUNIOR PROJECTLEIDER HVAC - VASTE JOB - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Manpower Permanent Placement is de werving- en selectiedivisie van Manpower. Als projectleider ben je verantwoordelijk voor de volledige opvolging van de...
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          TECHNIEKER INDUSTRIËLE KOELING / HVAC (VASTE JOB) - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Manpower Permanent Placement is de werving- en selectiedivisie van Manpower. Als HVAC technieker sta je in voor volgende taken:....
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          FIELD SERVICE TECHNIEKER PLC GESTUURDE INSTALLATIES - BELGIË - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          POETSHULP - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Manpower Turnhout zoekt (m/v) Poetshulp. Client Description Manpower Turnhout is specialist in de rekrutering van bedienden en geschoolde arbeiders voor de KMO...
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          TECHNICUS VENTILATIE EN AIRCO - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
Client Description Manpower Permanent Placement is de werving- en selectiedivisie van Manpower. Als Technieker Verwarming, Ventilatie en Klimatisatie ben je...
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          HVAC TECHNIEKER OP DE BAAN! - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          HSE Coördinator met attest niveau 2! - Manpower Belgium - Antwerpen   
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          Drone inspections go nuclear with GPS and RADAR   
How do you inspect a structure that's almost 160 meters high and 120 meters in diameter? With a few weeks to spare, a crash course in abseiling and head for heights, you could certainly give it a go. Imagine however that you need to collect enough data for a 3-D model with the precision of 1 millimeter and all within a week. This was the challenge facing Aetos Drones when recently tasked with inspecting one of the cooling towers at Tihange Nuclear Power Station in Belgium.
          Plus de 180 travailleurs quittent officiellement Caterpillar Gosselies   
Cent quatre-vingt-six travailleurs de Caterpillar Belgium à Gosselies (Charleroi) quittent officiellement l'entreprise ce vendredi. Dans la
          Conference CFP: Violence in the Postcolonial and Neocolonial World   
Violence in the Postcolonial and Neocolonial World: An Interdisciplinary Conference University of Liège, Belgium, 15-16 February 2018 Confirmed keynote speakers so far: Dyab Abou Jahjah, Bryan Cheyette, Merle Collins In The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon describes the colonial world as a divided world in which absolute violence and [...]
          What Are Some Really Good Drama Movies to Watch?   


People always want to know what movie to watch next. Today, I hope to give you some ideas. I'll be answering the question: "what are some really good drama movies to watch" in the hopes that I can provide you with your next great Friday night film. Here they are below:

1. In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges is both a crime drama and a comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The premise is basically that the main character Ray (Farrell) is a hitman who accidentally kills a boy on one of his jobs. He’s sent by his boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to go to Bruges in Belgium along with another hitman named Ken (Gleeson). Hilarity ensues in Bruges as Ray and Ken get involved in various awkward situations. The film has a lot of funny moments and is a good one to watch if you don’t mind some black humour.






2. Side Effects (2013)

As opposed to In Bruges, Side Effects is a much more serious film. It came out just this year and stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The story mainly centers around two characters: Emily Taylor (Mara) and Jonathan Banks (Law). During the first part of the movie, we are given the details surrounding Emily’s life as a woman struggling with depression and how she copes with it after her husband (Tatum) is released from prison. After a suicide attempt, Emily meets Dr. Jonathan Banks, a psychiatrist who takes her on as his patient. Without giving too much away, an event occurs soon after Banks and Emily meet which results in the story turning into a sort of mystery thriller. The film also brings up issues of drug use and overmedication in today’s society which I thought was really interesting. Conclusively, Side Effects has been one of the better films to come out in 2013 and, as such, I highly recommend it for anyone looking to watch a good drama movie.

3. A Time to Kill (1996)

A Time to Kill is a courtroom drama that is based on the book of the same name by John Grisham. The movie has several notable actors and actresses in it such as the stars Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey. It follows the story of Carl Lee Hailey (played by Jackson) who is put on trial for murder after killing two white racists who raped and almost killed his daughter. The film revolves entirely around this trial, bringing in issues of racism and justice. In addition to the trial, there are different subplots involving the KKK which add a nice multi-dimensional aspect to the film. I think this a classic of a movie that brings up many issues that still have some relevance today.




4. Frequency (2000)

Frequency is one of the more interesting movies on the list in terms of story. It involves a father and son, Frank Sullivan (played by Dennis Quaid) and John Sullivan (played by Jim Caviezel) respectively, fantastically being able to communicate with each other in different time periods over a HAM radio even though Frank had died when John was younger. This initial conversation that the two Sullivans have ends up altering the future for the worse leading John and Frank to work together to figure out what’s going on. It’s a very interesting movie to watch for sure.






5. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

As one of the biographical movies on the list, A Beautiful Mind serves as an amazing window into the life of mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash. Nash, who suffers from schizophrenia, is played in the film by Russell Crowe who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance. Although the movie isn’t entirely accurate as to what Nash actually experienced (I don’t think, for example, that the real John Nash experienced visual hallucinations), it’s still a great film that shows you what it’s like to have a mental disorder like schizophrenia. The movie won 4 Oscars including one for Best Picture, so it’s probably not a bad idea to check it out.





6. The Hurricane (1999)

The Hurricane is another biographical film that follows Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer who was arrested and convicted for a murder that he didn’t commit. Carter is played by Denzel Washington who does an excellent job in the film. Washington was nominated during the Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Hurricane which (as with A Beautiful Mind) seems to warrant a viewing if you haven’t seen the movie.







7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

This film is one of my favourite movies of all time. The movie is based on the novel of the same name and follows a man named Randle McMurphy (played by Jack Nicholson) who is admitted into a mental institution from a prison where he was serving a sentence for statutory rape. McMurphy, who really isn’t mentally disabled, attempts to liven up his mental ward by encouraging the other people there to stop living by the same old routines. The person in charge of the ward, Nurse Ratched (played by Louise Fletcher), isn’t pleased with McMurphy’s antics and attempts to stop them throughout the movie in order to maintain the status quo. Nicholson’s performance in this movie is spectacular and the film as a whole is really well done. I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen this movie to watch it because it’s really up there as one of the greats in my opinion.


8. 12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is probably one of the best courtroom dramas (if not the best) that I’ve ever seen. The film is centered entirely around a jury who are responsible for deciding whether or not a boy is guilty of murdering his father. Since there isn’t a unanimous consensus as to the boy’s innocence or guilt, the jury needs to debate about the issues of the trial until everyone can come to an agreement. Most of the film takes place inside one room with characters who aren’t given names (except for two of them at the end). It’s really a cool film that I think should be watched by any film or legal buffs out there.





9. Schindler’s List (1993)

One of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, Schindler’s List tells the true story of German Nazi party member Oskar Schindler who saved the lives of over 1000 Jews during the Holocaust. The movie is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark which details the man’s life. Schindler’s List won seven Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture. It’s an amazing historical drama that everyone should see.






10. Network (1976)

Network is a movie that examines a television network that is trying to boost its ratings by using a deranged man named Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) as their news anchor. The film is supposed to be a satire of how TV networks operate and it undoubtedly serves that purpose. However, I like the movie more for the things that it says about society which are true (e.g. corruption, corporate greed etc) rather than for those which aren’t true.







Thus ends my list of some of my favourite drama films. If you’d like to put forward your own opinions about how bad/good my list is, or if you have your own movies in mind which you think should’ve been on this list, please feel free to comment below.

          Guilty as Charged (DUH)   


 

John Podesta and Maria Bartiromo Epic Fight Over Russia Ties: ‘Get Your Facts Straight!’





 
John Podesta is not just the former chairman of the Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but also a central figure in the ongoing narrative of Russian meddling in the US election of 2016. His hacked emails were at the heart of what some have called a coordinated news campaign led by Wikileaks, and so he met with the House Intelligence panel yesterday behind closed doors.

This morning he appeared on Fox Business to discuss the Russian interference, allegations of collusion with Trump campaign and more with host Maria Bartiromo in what became a testy debate that perfectly exemplifies the divided positions that so many Americans hold right now.

Bartiromo, a long-time New York financial news figure has had something of a close relationship with Donald Trump for years, so it’s not a surprise that she consistently showed skepticism over the Russia claims in a defensive posture. And there may be no other individual (without the Clinton surname) that best embodies the Clinton’s web of influence — for good and bad — than Mr. Podesta.

Bartiromo aggressively attacked Podesta and Democrats for what she said were deeper ties with Russia, specifically asking about Podesta’s investment portfolio.

“Get your facts straight,” the former Clinton campaign chair shot back, before dismissing the FBN hosts claims as coming from a dubious source “like InfoWars.”

It went downhill from there.

Podesta gave as good has he got, successfully pivoting to a specific charge that Trump has appeared to follow the foreign policies of Vladimir Putin in a manner that one doesn’t typically see on a Fox News/Business channel.

It was a fascinating and fiery debate that will likely serve to reaffirm pre-existing political opinions for viewers going in. If you believe Podesta is full of beans, you will see that here. If you believe that Bartiromo is a shill for the Trump administration, there’s that too!

Watch the full segment above, courtesy of FBN. [Media Lite]


First, this disclosure:   Podesta is my  number one  suspect as the person who engineered the assassination of Seth Rich .

I stumbled upon this Fox Business shootout between  Money Honey and Podesta.  It's worth watching, if for no other reason than establishing a baseline
demeanor of Podesta lying.  I went scrambling for source information, with scant success, so I went to my number one source: Free Republic

"The 75,000 shares were in jueles energy, iirc. Which is domiciled in either belgium or netherlands"
And, there is, of course,  Wiki Leaks


          ABORTED - “Bathos” Static Video Streaming   
Belgium-based death metal sickos, Aborted, will release their 7” Bathos EP on July 7th. Today you can check out the title track via the static video below. Bathos is a fine example of what Aborted have managed to achieve by hard work, staying focussed, excellent musicianship and the unwavering...
          This Is Not A Test : Smurf's First Rave   
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Gday munters, I have been working on this mix for over 2 months. Originally most of these tracks were either brand new or exclusives but because of the delay they aren't so special anymore. Be sure to check out Miami Horror's take on the Stardust classic, MSTRKRFT add's some energy to D.A.N.C.E and another storming remix from the Bagraider crew. Also new stuff from Boy 8-Bit, Basement Jaxx and Les Petits Pilous. 38 Tracks - 65 minutes - RAVE!! 01/ MSTRKRFT - Street Justice > Smurf's Theme (Intro) 02/ Daft Punk - Too Long (Acid Girls edit) 03/ Stardust - The Music Sounds Better (Miami Horror Remix) 04/ Boy 8-bit - Wild Beasts 05/ Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax Remix) (Loop) 06/ Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Most Wanted 07/ KIM - Wet 'n' Wild (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) 08/ Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix) 09/ Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat 10/ Armand Van Helden - Funk Phenomenon (Electronic Stutter Mix) 11/ VST vs Utah Saints - Something Good 12/ Bananarama - Venus 13/ Calvin Harris - Acceptable in the 80's (Tom Neville Remix) 14/ The Dardanelles - Of Course You Said (Riot in Belgium Remix) 15/ Basement Jaxx feat Roxanne Shante - Make Me Sweat 16/ Kraftwerk - Aerodynamik (Alex Gopher + Etienne De Crecy remix) 17/ KIM - B.T.T.T.T.R.Y (Bagraiders Remix) 18/ C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) 19/ Yo Majesty - Club Action (Chris Bagraiders Sailing to Baltimore Edit) 20/ Buy Now - For Sale 21/ Les Petits Pilous - Jolie Fille 22/ Andrea Doria - Yaoo! / SebastiAn - Ross Ross Ross 23/ Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms (Drop the Lime Remix) 24/ Scissor Sisters - She's My Man (Goose Remix) 25/ Fancy - Whats Your Name Again (Busy P Remx) 26/ Digitalism - TVTV 27/ Prodigy - Girls (Geht's Noch Mix) / B-52's - Love Shack 28/ Does It Offend You Yeah? - We Are Rockstars (Kissy Sellout Remix) / Fatboy Slim - Champion Sound (Switch Remix) 29/ Daft Punk - Face to Face 30/ DFA 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition) 31/ Who Made Who - Satisfaction 32/ The Editors - Camera (SebastiAn Remix) 33/ The Presets - Are You The One 34/ Quiet Riot - Come On Feel The Noise 35/ Kermit the Frog - The Rainbow Connection *Excuse the couple of hiccups in this mix, I can't cue the tracks in headphones, something i'm working on fixing, eventually!! Back sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon!! =]
          Past Event Descriptions   

We have worked with faculty, staff, and alumni from both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, at Monterey to offer engaging lectures at our Middlebury in DC office. Select presentations have also brought together participants from all three locations, thanks to our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities. Keep reading for highlights of our past events.

Frontier Market Scouts

Middlebury in DC hosted the Frontier Market Scouts training and fellowship in its offices this February. The FMS two-week Certificate Training provided participants with the knowledge and foundational network to launch a career in the field of impact investing and social enterprise management.

"J-Term" Urban Education Internship

During the month of January, Middlebury students worked as interns in a classroom or program at one of three schools in Washington, DC. Students spent four full days at the school each week and on Fridays, engaged in an extensive reflective seminar at the Middlebury in DC office with Professor Jonathan Miller-Lane and Director of Middlebury in DC Fariha Haque.

"J-Term" Early-Netherlandish Art Course

Middlebury students spent a week in Washington, DC with Director of the Arts Pieter Broucke learning about Early-Netherlandish art from Till-Holger Borchert, the German director of the Groeningen museum in Bruges, Belgium. Students met with curators and conservators at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD, and held a seminar meeting at the Middlebury in DC office.

"J-Term" Alumni Course with Professor Murray Dry 

The Alumni community of Washington, DC had a great time taking a four-class course over two weeks about the Affordable Care Act this January with legendary Middlebury Professor Murray Dry.

DC Mentorship Program: Mock Interview Workshop

This was a great opportunity to acquire valuable interviewing skills. Middlebury Alumni Matt Groh and John Hedden generously donated their time to conduct the mock interviews and give individualized feedback to each participant.

DC Mentorship Program: Tour of the Hill

Members of the DC Mentorship Program were invited to partake in a tour of Capitol Hill, organized by Middlebury alumna Megan McNamara.

DC Mentorship Program: Field Guide to Careers in the Environment

This event was an opportunity to explore pursuing various careers in the environment.  Alums Ayesha Dinshaw, Nick Rome and Christine Chau discussed the experiences that shaped their career paths.

DC Mentorship Program: Summer Reception

The Center for Careers & Internships and the Alumni and Parent Programs Office invited Middlebury students to network with alums in the city. 

DC Mentorship Program: Resume Writing

A resume writing workshop was organized by Middlebury alums Kate Earle, Suzy Sterner and Bob Baskin. This event was an opportunity for the students to learn how to use their resume to tell a narrative that will set them apart in the job market for their target industry. This hands-on workshop provided these students with individualized feedback on their resume including relevant content, organization, and layout. 

DC Mentorship Program: Social Event on the National Mall

On July 7th the members of the DC Mentorship Program were invited to partake in a social event organized by Middlebury alumni Peter Baumann and Mahli Brister. The event took place on the National Mall, and provided the opportunity for alumni and current students to meet and interact. Activities included lawn games, football, and other sports.

Middlebury on the Hill

Fellow Middlebury alumni NJ Congressman Frank Pallone ‘73, VA Congresswoman Barbara Comstock ‘81, and NJ Congressman Albio Sires MA'85 spoke to a group of Middlebury Alumni on the Hill.

The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War 
Given by Shahan Mufti '03

Shahan Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors, many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries, to reveal the deepest roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan.

More than a personal history, The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the world’s first Islamic democracy, and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure and why Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all.

Obama's Obstacles - How Will They Affect His Legacy?

Professor Jason Scorse from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, at Monterey discussed Obama's environmental accomplishments to date, along with the institutional reforms needed for the future. Dr. Scorse is the Chair of the International Environmental Policy (IEP) program and the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy.

Middlebury School of the Environment

Professor Stephen Trombulak teaches Environmental and Biosphere Studies at Middlebury College and is the founding director of the Middlebury School of the Environment. He shared the details of the new school to interested students, alumni, and friends of the college just before its Summer 2014 launch.

Field Guide to Careers in the Environment

Six Middlebury College alumni shared their professional experience and expertise with students, alumni, and friends of the college this July. In addition to the audience at our Washington, D.C. office, students from the School for the Environment participated in the panel discussion via video conference.

Inspired by the event, panelist Michael Silberman offers two tips for recent graduates and job seekers on his blog.

China's Sense of Self: Trauma and Triumph

John Berninghausen, Truscott Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies, came to Middlebury College in 1976 to establish the Chinese language program. Over the next 35 years, Professor Berninghausen and his colleagues built a department of national prominence.

Brazil on the Rise

Former New York Times reporter Larry Rohter spoke live from Middlebury College to an audience in DC. Larry Rohter served as a correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for Newsweek for fourteen years and later as The New York Times bureau chief. He is widely considered a top expert on Brazil.

Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson 

Susan Burch is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College and co-author of the book Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson. Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent 76 years at a state mental hospital in North Carolina. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. Professor Burch signed copies of her book after the event.


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          Great Britain rides stunning decision to leave the EU: what you said about Brexit   

Was this vote an unprecedented act of self-sabotage? And is this the end of a centuries-old union? Here’s what our readers are saying about the UK’s EU referendum.

The Brexit 'flotilla'. Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. The Brexit 'flotilla'. Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.The UK’s decision to leave the EU has ushered in an era of radical uncertainty – some of our best writers have been trying to make sense of what drove the vote to Leave, and to map out where we go from here. And we’ve been turning to you, our readers, for some of our most insightful commentary in the post-referendum haze.

Here’s a taster…

In the wake of England’s vote to leave the EU, the glue keeping Scotland in the UK is rapidly dissolving, wrote our UK editor Adam Ramsay:

“Centrist Scottish unionism was built on four pillars: the press, political parties, business and Britishness. Each of them seems to be crumbling. The chances of the Yes campaign winning a second independence referendum look higher than ever.”

Below the line, Toque thinks Sturgeon may be overestimating her hand: “Yes there is a lot of anger but have things really changed since the last Scottish referendum? The anti-secession countries of the EU (Spain, Belgium) will still be against setting a precedent and the NATO members will still be against fragmenting a NATO state. And then there is the question of Scotland's finances and the fact that it will probably have to sign up to the EU completely (with the EURO and a commitment to full integration).”

And Robin Kinross points to how fast things are developing: “The EU may be arthritic in the way it moves, but it's also a bargaining, pragmatic institution in ways that many English people haven't been able to grasp. So who knows – Scotland could become a "reverse Greenland" or even the successor state, or the Scottish parliament could try a veto of the UK leaving. Certainly the Scotttish govt has been quicker off the block than the UK govt.”

For openDemocracy writer Kirsty Hughes, the UK has done deep damage to itself, the EU, and the wider world:

“Uncertainty is bad for investment and economic decisions: yet no one knows – and we won’t know for a long time – what sort of new relationship the UK will build with the EU.”

Commenter BC says: “The government's "no hurry" approach to formally moving the resolution to leave is scandalous. The damage which could be done to not only the UK's but also Europe's economy in the interim will do very serious damage to both.”

Our founder Anthony Barnett asks whether the English left can find its voice:

“Can the left grasp the opportunity this offers to link the spirit of London with its country? It will have to embrace a genuine programme for democracy as a central part of its revival.”

But Kippers warns in the comments section: “One of the themes of the Brexit campaign has been that people shouldn't listen to experts. Anyone who is an "expert" (ie anyone who tries to gather facts and analyse them and draw conclusions) should be worried. They need to quickly start defending their professionalism.”

Meanwhile former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis weighed into our debate on the results of the UK referendum, and its meaning for his movement to democratise Europe:

“The EU’s disintegration is now running at full speed. The DiEM25 campaign of building bridges across Europe, bringing democrats together across borders and political parties, is what Europe needs more than ever to avoid a slide into a xenophobic, deflationary, 1930s-like abyss.”

Below the line, Robert Cox argues that the Leave vote is the catalyst that will make reform possible: “I at least voted leave in part in the hope that the present sclerotic political structure of the EU would be swept away in the following tsunami. DiEM25 must indeed seize this opportunity. You have far, far more support among leave voters than you might imagine….”

openDemocracy writer Jeremy Gilbert argues that this vote shows that people do care about democracy:

“The vote is not just a vote against austerity and it is not just a vote for xenophobia. It is also a desperate vote against a situation in which the mechanisms of representative democracy have completely broken down.”

Commenter Rowena Hiscox is more sceptical about easy solutions, pointing back to the rejection of the AV referendum: “I struggle to see - even allowing for the left's tendency towards wishful thinking - how anyone could believe that the people who voted for Brexit are likely to be won over by a message of PR and participatory democracy.”

Our editor-at-large Benjamin Ramm thinks that the Brexit vote is an unprecedented act of self-sabotage:

“Never has a nation relegated itself into obscurity with such needless, reckless abandon. The country has opted for a form of ritual suicide, but one which will destroy others in its wake, fundamentally undermining the EU, the most progressive political project in history.”

In the comments, Robin Kinross wonders whether an AV system would have reduced the democratic deficit, defusing some of the country’s widespread political discontent: “My suspicion is that with a reformed voting system we would in 2015 have had another coalition UK government, of left or right or just centre I don't know. My hopeful guess is that a more proportional representation would have provided safety valves that would have led to better, less chaotic and dysfunctional outcomes than the one served up.”

JackieHolt believes we need proportional representation: “I fear we'll continue with FPTP and get a Tory/UKIP coalition representing less than half the population. But we're navigating uncharted waters now, we really need a truly representative government.”

Elsewhere, Alfred Moore argues that the referendum is not worthy of our respect:

“This referendum manifested a profound disrespect for democracy, in the way it was called, in the way the decision thresholds were framed, and in the way the campaign itself was conducted.”

Anobserver says that we shouldn’t even call the vote a referendum: “What took place on the 23rd June 2016 was a plebiscite: a vote decided by the government, at a time decided by the government, on a question formulated by the government. The fundamental objective of that vote was obvious – to buttress the position of the Prime Minister against fractious members of his party.”

In his piece for us, Alan Finlayson maps out how the Brexit vote should be seen as a series of responses to globalisation:

“The key to it all is that in voting in the referendum a large number of people weren’t voting on our relationship to the EU but, rather, manifesting their attitude towards – and experience of – ‘globalisation’. So, to make sense of what happened you have to think about the changes to the UK economy and society that started with the liberalisation of the UK economy under Margaret Thatcher and which continued under the Blair governments as an attempt to make us at ease with cultural and financial ‘modernisation’.”

Commenter Kippers draws a line to the chaos engulfing the Labour party: “The Labour "moderates" who have plunged Labour into crisis show no sign of understanding how the Blair years contributed to the negative attitude towards globalisation.”

Writing for oD, Michael Skey urges us to stop sneering at Leave voters – they knew exactly what they were doing:

“Disdained by a political circus that barely even bothered to acknowledge the crowd anymore, this was a chance to (really) send in the clowns. Ignore us for long enough, they said, and we’re going to do exactly the same to you, and damn the consequences, because in places like Sunderland we already feel pretty much damned.”

Below the line, commenter Renwick thinks Skey is misguided in using the word ‘sneering’: “Pro-EU Britons are dismayed that so many of our compatriots could vote for something that will be so damaging to their own interests, given the economic problems that will stunt employment opportunities and investment in the very areas where leave voters prevailed.”

Meanwhile, our UK editor Adam Ramsay's term 'reverse Greenland' appears to have taken on a life of its own

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          Security tight for start of Tour de France   

With 12 million people set to line the roadside for the Tour de France and the changing face of terrorist attacks targeting large public gatherings, security is at its peak for this year's race.

France remains in a state of emergency and on high alert to a possible terror attack and two teams of French special forces -- Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN) -- will oversee the race for the second successive year, one in a helicopter overhead and another on the road alongside the Tour.

Race director Christian Prudhomme's home city of Paris is no stranger to terrorist attacks, notably the ones in November 2015 when 130 people were killed.

"Do you think young people in a café on November 13 were aware they were taking risks?" Prudhomme asks CNN Sport from his Paris office overlooking the River Seine.

"The main message is we have to carry on living despite the measures around us."

Prudhomme feels a personal responsibility that everyone -- riders, fans, even stray dogs -- makes it home safe from this year's three-week race as it gets under way in Dusseldorf in Germany on Saturday.

Bastille Day (July 14) on this year's race -- the 13th stage from Saint-Girons to Foix -- will mark a year since a lorry ploughed into crowds in Nice killing 86 people and injuring hundreds more.

The Tour follows measures imposed by the Ministry of the Interior and there is a control center on every stage, while 23,000 police will attempt to ensure the safety of the race.

"We're in a constant dialog and it's been the case for my 10 years as race director," says Prudhomme, speaking via a translator.

Sniffer dogs

"For me, the first risk on the Tour concerns what happens on the road in terms of security whether that be children running off or a dog coming off its leash," Prudhomme explains.

"The second is the international situation as has been the case in Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.

"We have the GIGN with some measures I'm aware of and others I'm not and this year every morning there will be 14 police dogs to sniff out explosives.

"We have to bond together with Germany, Belgium, Britain on this and do even more to organize events like this."

The search for a French winner

Prudhomme's office breathes the race from the official route map of the 2017 edition on his wall to the litany of cycling books in the bookshelf behind his desk, some dating back to when he was just seven years old.

"My first memory of the Tour is seeing a face with glasses, and lots of people, and that was Jan Janssen about to win the Tour," he recalls, referring to the Dutch cyclist who won the race in 1968.

"I then returned to the Tour with friends close to Geneva. I wanted to see Raymond Poulidor [his early idol] but I didn't. Instead I saw Eddy Merckx with the yellow jersey on his shoulders," adds Prudhomme as he remembers some of the Tour greats.

"The Tour made me want to become a journalist, and I never imagined becoming the director of the Tour."

Prudhomme has climbed his way up the ranks from fan to commentator on radio and television to deputy director before taking charge of the race in 2007.

Can he still enjoy it? "It's less stressful as a journalist," he says, his head tilting back as he laughs.

"As a fan I knew everything about the Tour but now I'm more worried about a kid losing his Dad's hand as he's at the side of the road."

France has been crying out for a home Tour winner since 1985, and the discussion is common place once more of whether a Frenchman could ride to victory along the Champs-Elysees come July 23.

Resigned, Prudhomme shrugs his shoulders: "When it comes to the month of June and July in France, it's the same. All eyes turn to Yannick Noah, the last French winner of the French Open, in 1983, and then Bernard Hinault as the last Tour winner in 1985.

"Can a Frenchman win the Tour? Three years ago, I would have said no but since then there's been three French riders on the podium but the two steps to go higher are pretty steep and difficult to access.

"There's so much more competition with more nations and the event is so massive that even if the French riders are not good it still remains a fantastic moment."

The 56-year-old is adamant he does not want the race to get bigger on the road, the logistics of it at its limit.

But he has made no secret of his desire to push to foreign territories. His first Tour in charge began in London, this year's race starting in Germany. Are there any limits to where the Tour can go?

We'll go where there's passion," he says, gesticulating as if to highlight that passion. "If Belgium was 20,000 kilometers away we'd have to consider it because of that passion.

"The day it takes two hours to Melbourne or Adelaide, then why not. The most important thing is the link to cycling, to where there is passion."

The doping battle

During Prudhomme's time, the Tour and cycling has a whole as increasingly cleaned up its act but the specter of drugs still looms large.

Earlier this week, one of Alberto Contador's teammates, Andre Cardoso, was suspended after testing positive for the blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), and has since been suspended from the race.

And Prudhomme is stoic enough to admit: "The battle against cheating still exists and will carry on existing. It's a case in cycling, in other sports but other domains also.

"We still have to fight, and will carry on fighting. Cycling in the past cheated maybe more than other sports but things have considerably changed and now cycling is no longer the bad little duck of sports.

"Now more than ever talent is rewarded. We will see talent rewarded on the road."


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          Real Madrid cool Thibaut Courtois interest   


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          How Football Can Explain a Divided Europe   

Here are a few of the things that have happened in the past week in Europe:

Two parts of the United Kingdom, Wales and Northern Ireland, played a football game against one another in the 2016 European Championship, as if they were their own separate nations.

An island European nation of approximately 330,000—Iceland—sent about one-tenth of its population on a journey to the banks of the Mediterranean, where their football team, led by a part-time dentist, defeated another region of the United Kingdom—England—that was playing as if it was also its own nation.

A French Republic deeply divided over the question of how—and whether—immigrants from its former colonies and their descendants can be integrated into the Republic cheered on its soccer team, made up largely of the children of African immigrants. That team defeated another European island nation, Ireland.

The game contradicted any notion that there is cosmic justice in the world. In 2009 France had kept Ireland out of the World Cup through one of the most notorious acts of cheating in the modern game, when Thierry Henry scooped the ball with his hand and in so doing set up the winning goal.* An Ireland victory on French soil feels like it would have made things right somehow. But of course that’s rarely how football—or life—actually works.

Belgium, meanwhile scored four goals against Hungary: one by a Flemish player, another by Walloon, a third by the child of Spanish immigrants, and a fourth by the child of immigrants from the Congo. Among the other players on the pitch that day were another child of Congolese immigrants, another whose father is from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, and a Mohawk-sporting child of Indonesian immigrants.

In a week during which the idea of Europe itself has been put to the test, is there a parable in all of this? Can we look to the football pitch to understand what this place—a continent, yes, but also an idea—actually is, and might turn out to be?

There was, first of all, this: an archaeology that helps explain the Brexit vote in the very presence of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in the knockout round of the tournament.

The fact that three of the regions of the United Kingdom—known, it is true, as “home nations” and tied together by a political compact far older than the European Union—get to play in the tournament is itself an artifact of the vexed relationship Britain has long had with European institutions.

When football’s governing body, FIFA, was formed in 1904 Britain was conspicuously absent, with the English Football Association—along with those of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—refusing to join. The founding nations of the organization were France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and its lingua franca was French, the acronym from the organization the result of a Franco-English linguistic mash-up: Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

It was only in 1946 that the four British football federations agreed to join what by then had clearly established itself as the leading global institution in football. But they negotiated a return not as one nation but as four. So it is that England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland are among the non-nations that exist in FIFA as nations—alongside places like Palestine and New Caledonia—and allow the organization to brag that it has more members than the United Nations. The four also are members of the UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations founded in 1954, which organizes the European Championship.

The United Kingdom, furthermore, holds four seats out of eight on the powerful IFAB, the International Football Association Board, which governs the rules of the game and is the body that determines if any changes will be made to these rules. The other four seats are filled on a rotating basis by FIFA. The United Kingdom, then, are essentially the Permanent Members of this board, whose power is considerable.

At least one of these nations has performed some lovely football here. Fans have been treated to the spectacle of a Welsh team whose play has been one of the highlights of the tournament. Gareth Bale’s stunning goals (and his excellent hair) have been a pleasure to watch. The Welsh fans (along with those from Iceland) seem to best embody what it means to be part of a nation, belting out their nineteenth-century anthem in Welsh, celebrating a “land of poets and singers, and people of stature,” whose “brave warriors” and “fine patriots” are all willing to “shed their blood for freedom,” or at least for football.

 When Wales faces Belgium this Friday in the quarterfinals, it will be an encounter between two entities representing the ironies of contemporary Europe. While Wales feels like a nation, even though it isn’t one, Belgium is a nation that doesn’t really feel like one.

Several decades of profound internal conflict between Flemish and Walloon groups over language, culture and politics have created a curious and in many ways dysfunctional patchwork of bureaucracy in the country.

Immigration has transformed Belgium, with 70 percent of the capital of Brussels born abroad. And that city has been transformed by the project of Europe itself, its central city home to the massive buildings that govern the European Union. The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels have only increased the tensions and uncertainties around the nation’s future.

Belgium’s football success in recent years, however, has been striking: from being one of the lowest-ranked teams on the continent, absent from international competitions, they have now risen to near the top of the FIFA rankings, spending much of this past year as number one. This is the result of a concerted project by the Belgian Football Federation to improve its recruitment and training of young players. They have worked hard to incorporate all of the countries communities, notably immigrants and their children, into the process.

The results are on display each week in the English Premier League, where a series of talented Belgian players play on top teams. Of course having talented players on a team is never enough—as England has shown spectacularly this tournament—if there isn’t a strategy and a sense of cohesion and coherence on the pitch.

The Belgian team is one of a series in Europe today in which players of immigrant background play a prominent role.

This has long been the case of the French team, which has had players of African and North African background on the national team since the 1920s. When they won World Cup at home in 1998—the last time the country hosted a major tournament—they did so with a team famously composed of delightfully multi-ethnic cast of characters, most famously Zinedine Zidane, the child of Algerian immigrants.

More recently the German team has also featured prominent players who are the children of immigrants. Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played his last games for his nation during this tournament, is the child of a Bosnian father and Croatian mother. Though it was only in 1979 that the English team first included a black player, today they are central, and offered up some of the few bright spots in the lineup during a generally lackluster team performance. The Welsh player Hal Robson-Kanu, meanwhile, is of Nigerian background. Certain teams, however – particularly Italy and Spain—have many fewer children of immigrants on their roster.

I’ll be rooting for Belgium on Friday, and not just because that’s where I was born.

When you cheer on the Red Devils, you can’t forget that you are cheering for an idea rather than a reality, and that in a way that idea only exists on the football pitch.

The Belgium that takes shape on the pitch is actually so far from the nation it purports to represent. The team, at its best, is coherent, bringing together disparate languages and histories, a place where immigrant communities are not just welcome but understood as fundamental to the future of the nation.

With Radja Nainggolan’s Mohawk, striking tattoos, and powerful strikes on goal, Kevin De Bruyne constantly moving about the midfield and sending in his beautiful arcing passes, Axel Witsel lurking dangerous around the box, Romelu Lukaku eternally in front of goal but only rarely actually scoring, Marouane Fellaini permanently on the sidelines but looking strangely happy about it, the team is funny, and fun to watch, taking themselves just seriously enough but not too seriously.

Once upon a time the French team—particularly during its 1998 World Cup run—represented something like this too, and it still does in a sense. But the rounds of hope and disappointment around the team, both about what they could do on the pitch and the extent to which they could change society itself, have now become a bit exhausting in their way.

Each new controversy around race, immigration, and the make-up of the French team just seems like a new act in an interminable and unresolvable drama. But at their best, as in their game against Ireland, they still can deliver a burst of joy through their fluid, attacking play, and the idea of a France vs. Belgium final is certainly an attractive one.

If it comes to that I’ll feel pretty divided, though I’ll probably root for Belgium. It’s not that I harbor a hope that the Belgian team can really change the country. I’m just glad that, for a few hours, we can imagine something different, finding a bit of energy through which to confront the fact that that today’s Europe seems less and less what it could be.

*Correction, June 30, 2016: This post originally misstated that Thierry Henry's infamous handball took place in 2005.


          How Iceland Transformed From a Soccer Weakling to a European Strongman   

The European Championships start Friday, with hosts France taking on Romania in the opener and most of the world’s best teams in action soon after. Germany’s team is close (that is, lacking Miroslav Klose) to the same roster that won the World Cup two years ago. Spain is the two-time reigning European champion. Belgium’s golden generation has finally come of age. France has many of this year’s breakout talents and is favored to win the whole thing. England will presumably show up too, at least for a little while.

Forget all of them. If you’re a neutral fan, you should be rooting for Iceland.

Yes, Iceland, that far-flung volcanic rock with a sporting history highlighted by a silver medal in team handball in the 2008 Olympics, strongmen like Magnús Ver Magnússon and Hafþór "The Mountain from Game of Thrones" Björnsson, and a disappointing shootout loss in the hockey finals at the Junior Goodwill Games. Iceland currently sits at No. 34 in the FIFA rankings, despite having fewer people than Cyprus (No. 84), Luxembourg (No. 146), and Malta (No. 166). The total population of Iceland, about 330,000, is a bit higher than that of Corpus Christi, Texas, which is not currently ranked by FIFA. Iceland is the smallest country ever to qualify for a major soccer tournament, with the exception of Tahiti, which took Oceania’s spot in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Tahiti lost its three games by a combined score of 24-1, and that single goal set off celebrations in the stands in Brazil.

Iceland isn’t Tahiti. It isn’t going to France for moral victories. To qualify for Euro 2016, the Strákarnir Okkar—Our Boys—beat World Cup semifinalists the Netherlands home and away and took the maximum six points from home games against Turkey and the Czech Republic.

Root for Iceland because a favorable draw has left Björk’s countrymen poised for Euro success. Portugal played its three games at the 2014 World Cup on autopilot and often looks like Cristiano Ronaldo and his backing band. Austria, captained by Leicester City left back and walking autocorrect litmus test Christian Fuchs, are the 10th-best team in the world according to FIFA’s imperfect rankings. But the Austrians can’t play defender/midfielder David Alaba everywhere, despite Pep Guardiola’s efforts to do so at Bayern Munich. Hungary finished third in arguably the weakest European qualifying group, then beat Norway in a qualification playoff. Meh.

Iceland has avoided the likes of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and thanks to Euro 2016’s new 24-team format, it could advance even if it finishes third out of those four teams. Once they make it to the knockout rounds, who knows? Twelve years ago, Euro 2004 saw the biggest underdog winner in modern international history. Greece was ranked as low as 36th in 2004. That team beat the previous winners (France), the only remaining undefeated team in the tournament (the Czech Republic) and the hosts (Portugal) on its way to the title.

Root for Iceland because the country has earned it. The sport’s governing body, the Knattspyrnusamband Íslands or KSÍ, has willed the national team up from No. 112 in the world rankings just six years ago thanks to a series of intelligent investments in instruction and infrastructure.

In the absence of a sudden influx of Brazilian immigrants, the KSÍ had to make do with what it had. It revamped the country’s coaching education in an attempt to improve the players already available to them. Whereas prospective coaches once had to travel to mainland Europe to get certified, for the past decade cheap courses in Reykjavik have allowed hundreds of coaches to earn UEFA’s  A and B licenses. As a result, all but the youngest Icelandic children are now being trained by someone who knows what he’s doing. Davis Harper writes in Howler Magazine that there’s a UEFA-qualified coach for every 500 Icelanders. In England, that number is closer to 1 for every 10,000 people.

Of course, Iceland has a challenge that England doesn’t: the environment. Heavy winds and the temperatures that earned the island its name make outdoor play difficult for much of the year. As a consequence, the KSÍ commissioned 15 publicly owned indoor pitches, transforming a seasonal hobby into a year-round endeavor. They supplemented those with more than 20 new outdoor turf fields and more than 100 new mini-pitches scattered throughout the country. The first of these indoor pitches was built in 2000. Sixteen years later, the first group of players to come of age with the new facilities and the new coaches has qualified for the nation’s first-ever major tournament.

Before this revamp, the history of Icelandic soccer read as a saga of lone stars venturing to the mainland in search of their fortune. Thus did Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, who played for Standard Liege in Belgium and Bayern Munich and Stuttgart in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, beget Arnór Guðjohnsen of Anderlecht and Bordeaux, who begat (literally, in this case) Eiður Guðjohnsen, who saw time for Chelsea and Barcelona last decade and made the Euro 2016 roster as a 37-year-old elder statesman.

These stars returned to the island to lead their teams against the giants of Europe, and were always swatted aside. There’s a little bit of that legacy left. Swansea attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson is the unquestioned star of this squad—he scored nine goals in Swansea’s last 17 games to keep them safely in the Premier League and led Iceland with six goals in qualifying—but none of the 23 players on the country’s final Euro roster plays his club soccer in Iceland.

Captain Aron Gunnarsson has Premier League experience with Cardiff City. Forward Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, who spent time at Ajax before moving to Nantes in France, is at age 26 already his country’s second-leading all-time scorer. Goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson, who in 2012 supplemented his income from the Icelandic league by directing his country’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, plays in Norway now. Iceland’s new approach to soccer nation-building has lifted all boats instead of launching one of them.

Root for Iceland because its success offers a valuable lesson for the rest of the world. Practically, it’s not possible for most countries to duplicate Iceland’s revamp. A commensurate level of investment in a country with 1,000 times more people would be beyond the means of U.S. Soccer, no matter what percentage of revenues it devoted to development. Besides, the federation has to answer other questions about how it’s spending its money.

But that doesn’t mean Iceland’s example can’t be helpful. Some fans in the United States, mostly casual ones, believe our rise as a soccer power won’t begin until the elusive American Messi is unearthed. Maybe, some people say, we need to be luring our country’s "real athletes"—often an unsubtle code for black Americans—away from football and basketball. Or maybe the problem is that our emphasis on winning in youth soccer weeds out smaller, late-developing players who might have command of the touch and creativity needed to succeed at the international level. Usually, but not always, this refers to Latino players.

Both camps are right, to some extent, even if their arguments are tactless. Expanding the sport’s demographic appeal can’t be a bad thing, and sometimes smallish late-bloomers develop the kinds of skills that can change the face of a sport. But Iceland’s success proves that these sorts of players are soccer MacGuffins. To focus on them is to miss the point.

With just more than 20,000 registered soccer players in the whole country there’s no place for a real athlete, or even a diminutive wizard, to hide in Iceland. “Of course, it could happen here, as everywhere else, that some talented player who is small, we’ll miss out on him," Arnar Bill Gunnarsson, the KSÍ head of coaching education, told SI.com last year, "but we know of every player who is good in football because of the size of the country and how few we are.”

Compared to that 20,000, the potential U.S. pool—about 1.6 million boys registered with U.S. Youth Soccer in 2014, plus all those basketball and football players us soccer types are going to lure away, some day—seems limitless, and that can be a distraction. The assumption that there may be someone better out there diverts attention from the responsibility to make the players we have better. The American Messi isn’t hiding somewhere. We’ll have to build him ourselves. Root for Iceland because they’ve already figured out what we might never understand.

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          France’s Euro 2016 Kit Looks Like a Pair of Blue Pajamas, and Other Jersey Thoughts   

If you live in a major metropolitan area and you walk, take public transportation, or enjoy day-drinking, there’s a good chance that you will see someone, probably a young-ish man, possibly with a beard, wearing a soccer jersey in the next few weeks. For some, wearing a soccer jersey in public has a symbolic significance; it tells the world that you support a certain team, and depending on the vintage of the kit, it can signal how long you have been a fan. Most national and club teams change their shirts yearly, which makes perfect sense in this most capitalistic of world sports. This year is no exception, with sportswear giants like Nike, Adidas, and Puma, as well as upstarts like New Balance and old stalwarts like Umbro, issuing new uniforms for the 24 European and 16 American teams playing in the Euros and Copa America. And as more U.S. citizens identify as soccer fans, expect to see more and more shiny polyester on the streets.

I have the good fortune of living in a neighborhood that’s home to a store that will likely supply a large number of these jerseys. Upper 90 opened six years ago on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and in that time has been so successful that it doubled in size, taking over the space of a car-service dispatcher that was doomed once Uber came to town. During the rest of the year, this is the place to go if you are looking for soccer shoes for your Sunday league game, or more likely for your kids, and the floors are stocked with shorts, sweatshirts, hats, and jerseys of popular European club teams such as Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and in particular, Arsenal. If you were to walk in to Upper 90 tomorrow, you could still find the latest Arsenal, and for some reason Borussia Dortmund kits, but most of the rest have been replaced by the national strips of teams playing in this year’s tournaments.

I asked some of the many young salespeople working at Upper 90 if business is any different in cup season. The consensus answer was: not yet, but they expect it to pick up. After the Copa began last week, more customers have come in looking for national team shirts. The U.S. is popular, despite its forgettable shirt—especially forgettable, that is, when compared with this—but Mexico and Colombia shirts are also selling briskly. European team gear is not as popular yet, but the store expects to see more sales after that tournament starts on Friday. Based on the calls they have received so far, France, who is hosting the Euros this year, is poised to sell a lot of shirts to Americans. As one salesman commented, “The French, they always have style.” In the past that may have been true, but this year’s France kit, made by Nike, looks like a pair of blue pajamas, or even worse, a little too much like Italy’s.

That a store like Upper 90 can thrive in the age of internet shopping is a surprise, especially when it isn’t even allowed to sell gear from all the teams playing in the tournaments. For some teams, like Romania, this is because the store doesn’t have a distribution deal with the kit manufacturer, in this case Joma. Upper 90 did manage to score some Albania jerseys manufactured by the Italian company Macron. Apparently this is because the store’s owner knows a guy who has a connection, and it’s a good thing, because they are fielding at least three calls a day from fans looking for the red jersey with the black double-headed eagle. (Eagles, with one head or two, are a popular motif this year, appearing on the crests of Russia and Austria as well.) Upper 90 stocks some of the more obscure jerseys from teams like Bosnia and Slovakia, but a number of popular shirts are unavailable.

According to one staffer, Nike is not shipping certain teams’ kits to retail outlets, reserving them for sale online. One of the most popular jerseys that seems to be available exclusively online is Poland’s, an irritating fact to the folks at Upper 90 who have to turn away customers, and to denizens of Greenpoint. Even more disappointing, at least for soccer fans with more adventurous fashion sense, is the absence of shirts from Turkey and always distinctive Croatia. This is a new policy, since the red-and-white checked strip featured prominently in the store window during the last World Cup, although it’s not often seen in the wild, or on the Upper West Side. The salespeople I talked to were somewhat sanguine about Nike’s decision, though they were as surprised as I was that Nike would miss a chance to sell its products as widely as possible since every uniformed fan is a walking advertisement for the company.

Over the next month, don’t be surprised by the brightly colored technical fabrics adorning the backs of fans and poseurs alike. If you feel up to it, ask about the shirt; soccer fans love to talk about their obsessions. But be suspicious of the bearded, bespectacled hipster rocking a bright yellow Brazil shirt. And if you see anyone sporting this, run the other way. 

Read more Slate coverage of Euro 2016.


          The USWNT Is Showing Improvement, but Needs to Show More if It Wants to Win the World Cup   

In the 2015 World Cup in Canada, Group D stands for “Death.” There’s the United States, the No. 2 ranked team in the world; Sweden, the No. 5 ranked team in the world; Australia, the No. 10 ranked team in the world; and Nigeria, whose youth side came a hair’s-breadth away from winning the U-20 World Cup, losing to Germany in last year’s final in extra time.

The U.S. survived a somewhat rocky opening game against Australia, ultimately pulling away with a 3-1 victory, thanks to the heroics of Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe. Headed into their second game of group play, the Americans had the opportunity to be the first team to book their ticket to the next round. And with a 6-0 historic record in the second game of group play at the World Cup, outscoring opponents 24-1, a betting person would have taken the Americans.

But Sweden not only beat the U.S. in the last World Cup, they are also now coached by Pia Sundhage, former boss of the U.S. team and one of the top coaches in the world. Her candid comments about her former players in the New York Times prior to Friday’s match raised eyebrows, and upped the heat in an already established rivalry. Ultimately, the Americans were only able to walk away with a 0-0 draw with the Swedes, a single point, and are still without a booked ticket to the next round. But despite the worse result, the performance was a superior one against tougher opposition than in the opening round game. It is the type of improvement the U.S. will need to continue to show if they want to win this World Cup.

In a back-and-forth, scrappy showdown, there was one shining takeaway for U.S. fans: the confidence-inspiring performance of the backline. They were a fluid, airtight unit, exhibiting a connectivity that should make American men’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann envious—snuffing out the attacks of a talented Swedish offense while controlling possession for much of the game.

The U.S. centerbacks were impressive—there was Becky Sauerbrunn, the quiet orchestrator, steady and consistent, materializing right when things looked dire, and Julie Johnston, the nerves-of-steel new kid, who has proven herself a cause for rejoicing, ridiculously smooth and in control throughout this second match.

And the outside backs were possibly better: Ali Krieger attacked constantly up the wing, sending in dangerous crosses. At the game’s crucial moment, Meghan Klingenberg, the 5-foot-2 defender, got airborne to save a sure goal off the line.

Of course, you’re never aiming to have your defenders or your goalkeeper in the spotlight. (The match against Belgium that eliminated the American men from the 2014 World Cup, where Tim Howard was forced to make 16 spectacular saves, comes to mind.) While there were sniffs of potential greatness on the offensive end—a turn by Christen Press, yet another inswinging cross from Megan Rapinoe (scorer of two American goals in the first match), a bolt forward from Sydney Leroux, a near header from Carli Lloyd, and one actually put on frame by all-time leading American scorer Abby Wambach—the U.S. ultimately looked feckless and failed to combine for truly dangerous opportunities.

A 0-0 tie was not the result the United States was looking for, but they were lucky to escape with it. In a Group of Death you need points—plural. A single point is cause for anxiety; that said, in a Group of Death, a single point can be the difference-maker.

The U.S. enters its final game of group play in the middle of the scrum—all four teams in the group are still in contention. While America’s next opponents, Nigeria, are the lowest ranked contender in the group at No. 33 in the world, they aren’t a pushover. They’ve won 9 of 11 African Championships, and they boast a talented forward line which includes Ngozi Okobi, Francisca Ordega, and Asisat Oshoala, the first African to win the u-20 Golden Ball. They came back from a 2-0 deficit and a 3-2 deficit against Sweden to tie 3-3 in the most exciting game of this World Cup, and they’re fresh off a disappointing 2-0 loss to Australia.

Nigeria is familiar with the Group of Death, having been in it alongside Sweden and the United States in both 2003 and 2007; both times, they failed to advance. Nigeria will almost certainly need all 3 points against the U.S. to change that on Tuesday, and will be battling for a win. In order to meet the expectations of being the second-ranked nation in the world and stay on track for a possible third World Cup title, the United States will want all three points themselves to guarantee a spot atop the tournament’s toughest group.

The Americans have gone through biggest test of the early rounds of the tournament against a talented and spirited Swedish team—one of the top teams in this event—but they got through with just a passing grade, having very nearly conceded twice. The form they showed on Friday would not be enough to win this World Cup. But if they continue to show the same level of improvement throughout the event that they did in game two, then they will be at the level they need to be by the time it matters. 


          How to Follow Soccer Now that the World Cup Is Over   

The World Cup is over, and the quadrennial outbreak of American soccer fever is slowly subsiding. In the aftermath of the most-popular soccer tournament in U.S. history, though, there are signs that some are sticking with the sport. There’s been a post–World Cup spike in Major League Soccer viewership, according to ESPN, and MLS streaming packages are reportedly up 300 percent. If you’re still feeling that soccer itch but don’t how to scratch it, here are the many ways to keep up on the sport between now and 2018.

The obvious place to start is the already-underway MLS season. There are 15 American metropolises with teams, and new franchises are coming to Orlando and New York next season and to Atlanta in 2017. If your city doesn’t have a team, or you’re more into fair-weather fandom, we suggest you get behind the league-leading Seattle Sounders, who drew 64,000 fans to their first post–World Cup match. The Sounders feature two of the best American players in Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin, along with former Inter Milan and Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins. Several of their upcoming games are on ESPN2, NBC, and NBC Sports Network, but outside of Seattle you’ll need an MLS Direct Kick or MLS Live package to get more of the team's games.

MLS features 10 players from the U.S. World Cup squad, plus stars like Landon Donovan (L.A. Galaxy), former England and Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe (Toronto F.C.), France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Ireland’s Robbie Keane (L.A. Galaxy), and the guy who scored the best goal of this last World Cup, Australia’s Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls). Expansion franchise New York City FC has already signed Spain’s David Villa and is about to sign England’s Frank Lampard. Orlando F.C., meanwhile, signed Kaka—the last Ballon d'Or winner who’s not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo—and is reportedly on the verge of signing his former Brazil teammate Robinho.

All of these players have something in common: They’re over the hill. Aside from the Americans, these guys either didn’t play at the World Cup, or their teams were non-factors—the talent level just doesn’t come close to what you will see at a World Cup. But you already knew that.

The good news is that the World Cup isn’t the highest-quality soccer competition in the world. Though nothing can match the World Cup in terms of sheer spectacle, you’ll find better skill and teamwork in the Champions League, which pits Europe’s best clubs against one another. Some of the best players in the world who didn’t make the World Cup, like Wales and Real Madrid speed demon Gareth Bale and Sweden great Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain), do play in the Champions League. And unlike the World Cup, it happens every year.

Similar to the World Cup, the Champions League has a points-ranked group phase followed by an elimination tournament. The schedule for this year’s group stage matches will be announced on Aug. 28, and the games begin on Sept. 16. That’s followed by the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, and then the final on June 6, 2015 in Berlin. (Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid won the Champions League title last season in a thrilling all-Madrid final against Atlético.) Unfortunately, Champions League games generally happen on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, which means Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon for U.S.-based fans. Fortunately, they typically air on Fox Sports 1, are easily recorded, and it’s a lot easier to avoid spoilers during Champions League than during the World Cup.

Europe’s best teams are now busy bolstering their rosters during the summer transfer window, which is like NBA free agency on steroids.  Some of the top players from the World Cup have already moved to different clubs. Those transactions include Chile’s Alexis Sanchez joining Arsenal from Barcelona, Spain’s Cesc Fàbrega