Achieving Differentiation Through A Website   
If you are in a highly competitive industry, a website can be used as part of your differentiation strategy. When planning your website you might want to consider the following elements of it: Web Design Just as in the “real world”, where your brand needs to have a unique look and feel about it, so does your...
           Are boundary conditions in surface productivity at the Southern Polar Front reflected in benthic activity?    
Article Brandt, A. , Vanreusel, A. , Bracher, A. , Hoppe, C. J. M. , Lins, L. , Meyer-Löbbecke, A. , Soppa, M. A. and Würzberg, L. (2014) Are boundary conditions in surface productivity at the Southern Polar Front reflected in benthic activity? , Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 108 , pp. 51-59 . doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.09.001 , hdl:10013/epic.44293
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          Chris Labrooy Makes Cars Defy Reality   

Internationally acclaimed artist Chris LaBrooy has a client list with quite a few of your favorite brands (Apple, Nike, Time, Target, the list goes on), but our favorite works of his might be the digital 3D sculptures where he bends cars and reality to create something surreal and mind-blowing. It started with “Tales of Auto […]

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Somewhere In the World - Thinkful is growing. Your job will be accelerate that growth by coordinating and running community classes and events to recruit students and build Thinkful’s brand. This role has tremendous room for growth for the right person passionate about educatio
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          (18禁アニメ)[170630][PoRO petit] らぶ2Quad 「妹巫女痴漢・ほのか~羞じらいねだる桃尻電車」   
タイトル / Title: らぶ2Quad 「妹巫女痴漢・ほのか~羞じらいねだる桃尻電車」 ブランド / Brand: PoRO petit 発売日 / Release Date: 2017/06/30 ファイルサイズ / File Size: 131MB 紹介ページ / Information: Download 137541714 Bits  
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          (同人アニメ)[170607][つんべじ] 凛ちゃんの初えっち!   
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          Harley-Davidson Releases New Motorcycle Designed For Men   

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          Brandon Vogt with John Heubusch "The Shroud Conspiracy"   
Brandon Vogt with John Heubusch "The Shroud Conspiracy"
          Hildebrando Brasil Jazz Trio / Tribute To Bill Evans   
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          Brandon Vogt with Larry Schweikart "P.I. Guide to the American Revolution"   
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          Episode 25 - Nate Schmidt special edition   
Jill Sorenson speaks with former Capital and brand new Las Vegas Knight Nate Schmidt about his reactions to being selected by Vegas in the expansion draft, his initial conversations with George McPhee about taking on a more prominent role, and his emotions about leaving D.C.
          Brandon Vogt with Anson Williams "Potsie of Happy Days" "Battle of the Network Stars"   
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          Brandon Vogt with Jack Posobiec "Citizens for Trump"   
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          Brandon Vogt with Mark Bowden "Hue 1968"   
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          Expera Introduces Prepera Food Processing Papers   
As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.

As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.

          753760 - Villa for sale in Marbella Club Golf Resort, Benahavís, Málaga, Spain, 1,350,000 EUR   

This brand new villa was built in 2016, has a license and all the necessary certificates, ready to move in right now. The main advantages in the planning
          Season 2, Ep. 6: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Kevin Allison, Kelli Dunham & Peter Michael Marino   
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Facebook Promotion Tips For The Automotive Dealers

Facebook now has over 1 billion active users every single day so we can only conclude that any automotive dealer needs to have a presence on the social media network. Your potential customers are going to look at the profiles you have on social media before a buying decision is made. If the Facebook page associated with the dealership is not active or does not exist, trust is going down. Brand credibility can automatically be increased when Facebook pages are properly managed. Here are some tips to help you achieve just that.Photos And Videos Are Very EffectiveMost people think that a page like the Lemon Law Group Partners reviews works best in establishing trust but this is not actually the case. People want to see images and videos associated with vehicles and the dealership. Videos and photographs will do a lot better than the posts that have no visual assets. If you want to maximize the organic reach of the videos, just upload them straight to the network. That is because Facebook has an algorithm that will prefer uploaded videos. If you want to add pictures, use PNG with a length of 470 px.Timing Is VitalThere is no universal best time to post content on Facebook. Different times are going to work differently based on current audience. What you have to do is use the Insights Tab in your account so you can see when fans are online. This is when you want to schedule posts as there is a larger audience part present on the social network.Change Meta Tags For Facebook AudiencesThe Meta descriptions and titles are important for higher Google rankings but for Facebook you need to have descriptions and titles that are as baiting and as attention grabbing as possible. You can alter them when you make a link post before the post goes live on Facebook. Take advantage of this opportunity to make everything catchier.Keep Things SimpleThe text that you add to everything that you post should be as to the point and as simple as possible. Try to avoid the disorganized or spammy posts by simply using under 500 characters. You do not want to reveal many details since your audience should want to click to read and learn more. If more information has to be communicated to the audience, add links to the site so that readers can learn more.Tags Are UsefulMost businesses have a problem since they do not have advanced budgets available for advertising. On Facebook it will be a little difficult to have a very high organic reach. A trick to do this is to basically tag businesses and friends in order to get a higher visibility. This will increase the number of people seeing the posts. Alternatively, a great way to start is to find groups that are important for your industry and share relevant content there. Just make sure that you write different descriptions every single time you share on groups to also get more visibility in search engines. See More

          Chasing The Dream...   
Bali...The Island of Gods..Is it true?

We shall find out...

As beautiful as it looks, the padi fields are way too high for me to just jump and bath in all the glory. Nope, I took this picture on my morning walk on the last day, needed that high-intensity exercise and kept going back and forth the quiet road. All around our villa is padi fields and some halfly done villas and local houses of the villagers. Canggu is serene, and is the perfect location to get away from the Seminyak buzz....and the view is calming...

As my short trip unravels with a few souvenirs of aching sore throat and dry coughs, I realized that Bali was quite enjoyable as I arrived the previous days a true pessimist crying in my heart please let it be as painless as possible. Why the negative thoughts, well for a start I didn't want to go as my main responsibility still resides at Potato Head Jakarta but dream awaits and I needed to chase it.

My bestie, Revka is there with Minami whose a local girl - half jap half indo, sweet and very down to earth. Never spend holidays with Revka in Bali so we sort of treasure our little time we had downing fruit juices at Cocoon Bar which has a very nice view to the beach but I kinda felt out of place, too posh for me but hey for goodtime's sake!

It has been my full time "dream" to have my own shop, where I can take care of it and do stuff in it like my little polly pocket land. I know it kinda sounds scary but isn't every fashion designer's dream to have a long lasting legacy, a brand or a concept that they can share to the rest of the world? and hard work does pay off at the end of the day right? or are we purely now living in the age of "at the right time and at the right place?"

Potato Head Beach Club on its way to the opening on the 25th of November. Still a lot of work to be done but nothing is impossible and it will be open sooner or later so just keep at it! Big-Colosseum in the making, will be three times bigger than our next next door neighbor and no it's not the W Resort. It'll dam* well kick a** and yes I can swear on my blog.

As much as I am now in Jakarta, I kept thinking about Bali, not of Potato Head Beach Club, but of Eleven, the newly named concept shop. I guess everyone would be shouting to my ears now, of course I should be panicking and thinking about it as it would be open in less than a week! and we hardly have anything in it! hahaha we do work better when we're under pressure don't we?

Blessing Potato Head Beach Club by the local Balinese people, a traditional blessing ceremony. It was very peaceful and I think we need as much blessings as we could grab! Although we better get a priest asap as my mom would say...Hey mom since you're reading this maybe we should? Everyone was in the traditional get up too, nice to see....

But I have two lovely bosses and they are helping us all, how dearly nice of my brother to lend us his antique furniture to fill the shop and how nice of his partner to not go ballistic that the shop is still empty as of NOW! But I am losing sleep over this and my right eye is still twitching since the past two weeks and I'm getting worried....

The way to the fine dining, guess how many window panes we used...or here's a better question, is it almost 500 or 1000? It's amazing that now you can see how it all complements each other, the ceramics on the ceiling, the color of the wood, the washed green flooring, the retro railings and everything seem to be falling in love with each other.
I think my brother and his partner are both true romantics...

Every angle is photogenic.

Finally the grand entrance is on display!

Find Potato Head Beach Club at Jln Petitenget, next to W Resort, Seminyak Bali.
And find ELEVEN at the same address :)

          Why Micron Technology, American Outdoor Brands, and Cara Therapeutics Slumped Today   
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          Final Fantasy 15: A New Empire is the kind of bullshit spin-off brand synergy no series needs   
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           Lendager Group Unveils Plans for Permaculture Farming and Cabin Escape in Swedish Wilderness    

Lendager Group have released drawings and renderings of Stedsans in the Woods, a farming development currently in progress in the deep Swedish wilderness. A collaboration with restaurant owners Mette Helbæk and Flemming Hansen, the project will feature a permaculture farm, restaurant, and lodging. A focus on sustainability and living off the landscape drives both the architecture and the Stedsans brand, who stress the idea of ‘giving more than we take.’ Located in Bohult, Sweden, the development offers visitors an escape from the city with opportunities for fresh dining and connecting with nature.

          Presidente Medina entrega dos centros educativos en Pedro Brand por más de RD$87 MM   
Pedro Brand.- El presidente Danilo Medina entregó este viernes a la comunidad de Pedro Brand, provincia Santo Domingo, dos nuevos centros educativos del nivel primario con 33 nuevas aulas que beneficiarán a 1,120 estudiantes. Los centros educativos entregados por el mandatario fueron el Lope de Vega, en Nuevo Amanecer, donde se realizó la ceremonia y el
          Vijay Mallya's F1 team likely to drop 'India' from Force India   
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Anime-style RPG Sale! Save up to 89%OFF on 4 KEMCO titles! (USD 9.99 -> USD 0.99) A brand new entry in the Alphadia series! Full-fledged fantasy RPG experience with stunning 3D battles! ■Important Notice■ Due to high memory usage, it is not recommended that multiple applications are used simultaneously while playing Alphadia Genesis. Doing so could cause the game to fail to load or force quit. Therefore, we ask you free up any available memory before playing. Alphadia Genesis boasts a rich multifaceted story that revolves around Fray, an Archleign's guild member and Corone, a knight in the Ghalzabine Army. As their journey progresses and conflicting national interests come to the forefront, it becomes apparent that it will take more than a little work on both their parts if their relationship is to weather the boding storm on the horizon. Having been at peace for only 15 years since the end of the Energi War, the kingdoms of Archleign and Ghalzabine are once again thrust onto center stage after a murder perpetrated by a clone, whose rights and freedoms they both lobbied for, comes to light. Hoping the treaty signed to end the use of clones for conventional warfare has not been violated, a joint-investigative team is put together to find out the cause and bring those responsible to justice. However, things then appear to be far more volatile than anyone could have first imagined... ▼Dramatic Event Scenes With a voice cast of many notable Japanese actors and actresses lend...
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          vakantiehuisje in Haarlo, Nederland : Erve Baak voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Erve BaakLogeren bij de boer doet veel mensen denken aan kamperen. Je kan echter ook kiezen voor deze comfortabele vakantiewoning op het erf van een actieve melkveehouderij. Rust en ruimte krijgen hier een nieuwe invulling. Vanuit de woning kijk je uit over het weidse landschap. De boerderij is actief in bedrijf, waardoor je kan meekijken hoe het toegaat in een modern melkveehoudersbedrijf. Deze regio is een ideaal gebied voor fietsers en wandelaars. Het onder wandelaars bekende Trekvogelpad ligt in de directe omgeving. Voor de fietsers is er de Flamingoroute, een fietsroute die voor een deel over Duits grondgebied loopt. Ook kanoën behoort tot de mogelijkheden. Erve Baak ligt vlak aan het riviertje de Berkel. De steden Winterswijk, Hengelo, Enschede en Vreden (Duitsland) liggen op ongeveer 20 km afstand. Gezellige vestingsteden Borculo en Groenlo op ongeveer 8 km afstand. Naast het wandelen en fietsen is ook een bezoek aan één van de vele in de omgeving te vinden musea een aanrader. Bezoek bijvoorbeeld het kristal- of brandweermuseum in het nabij gelegen dorp Borculo. Een andere aanrader is een bezoek aan de klompenfabriek in Beltrum. Deze klompenfabriek is de grootste van Europa!
          POL-SE: Wedel / Eine leichtverletzte Person nach Küchenbrand   
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          Championing the New PayPal Brand Central   

MBLM’s award-winning software platform, BrandOS, unites disparate tools and information into a cohesive new destination for employees, partners, and agencies.

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          MBLM’s Report Finds Nike Ranks Most Intimate Apparel Brand Followed by Levi’s and Under Armour   

The Industry Ranks Second-to-Last for Brand Intimacy According to MBLM

(PRWeb July 06, 2016)

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          MBLM’s Report Finds Coca-Cola Ranks Most Intimate Consumer Packaged Goods Brand   

The Industry Ranks Low for Brand Intimacy According to MBLM, Hershey’s and Kraft Place Second and Third

(PRWeb June 02, 2016)

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          Brand Intimacy Agency MBLM’s Report Finds Disney, Nintendo and Xbox Rank Most Intimate Entertainment Brands   

The Industry Ranks at Average Level for Brand Intimacy

(PRWeb May 11, 2016)

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          MBLM’s One-Year Study Reveals Apple Watch Falls Short and Polarizes Users   

Brand Intimacy Agency Finds Users Are Conflicted, Confounded and Critical

(PRWeb May 04, 2016)

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          Brand Intimacy Agency MBLM’s Report Finds PayPal, Fidelity and Chase are Top Three Most Intimate Financial Services Brands   

The Industry Ranks Below Average for Brand Intimacy

(PRWeb April 06, 2016)

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          MBLM Announces Healthy & Beauty Industry Ranks Third for Brand Intimacy   

Brand Intimacy Agency’s Report Finds Chanel, Clinique and bareMinerals are Top Three Most Intimate Health & Beauty Brands

(PRWeb March 17, 2016)

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          MBLM Reveals Women Connect with Broad and More Mature Staple of Brands than Men   

Brand Intimacy Agency’s 2015 Report Finds Apple Tops Rankings for Women Followed by Disney and Amazon

(PRWeb March 08, 2016)

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          MBLM Rebrands Technology Innovator, SundaySky   

Brand Intimacy Agency Creates Extensive Program Focused on Brand Essence, Identity and Redesign of Website

(PRWeb February 03, 2016)

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          MBLM Releases Next-Generation Brand Management Platform: BrandOS 2.0   

Enhancements to the Platform Incorporate more Social Collaboration and Features for the Mobile Enterprise

(PRWeb January 14, 2016)

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          MBLM Reveals Apple Dominates Brand Intimacy Rankings in Technology & Telecommunications Industry   

Brand Intimacy Agency’s 2015 Report Finds Samsung and Google Follow Apple in Rankings

(PRWeb January 08, 2016)

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          MBLM’s Six-Month Study Reveals Apple Watch Fatigue: Users Sour on Watch but Stay Sweet on Apple   

Brand Intimacy Agency Finds Users’ Citing More Limitations and a Lack of Improvements

(PRWeb December 15, 2015)

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          Praxis Research Partners and MBLM Develop New Research Model to Measure Brands Based On Emotion   

Brand Intimacy Model Utilizes Quantitative Data and Structural Equation Model

(PRWeb November 11, 2015)

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          The Travel & Leisure Industry Produces Least Intimate Brand Relationships in the U.S.   

MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2015 Report Reveals Industry Ranks Last Among Eight Others

(PRWeb November 03, 2015)

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          The Auto Industry Produces the Most Intimate Brand Relationships   

MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2015 Report Reveals 4 out of the top 10 Brands are in Automotive

(PRWeb October 22, 2015)

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          Top Ranked Intimate Brands Outperform All Major Financial Indices in Profit Growth and Revenue Growth over Past 10 Years   

MBLM Releases Brand Intimacy 2015 Report, Which Reveals Apple Takes First Place While Harley Davidson, Amazon and Whole Foods Rank Among the Top 10 Most Intimate Brands

(PRWeb October 07, 2015)

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          Amazon Ranked Most Intimate Brand Among Millennials, According to MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2015 Report   

Apple and PlayStation Round Out the Top Three

(PRWeb September 28, 2015)

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          Kate Conrad Joins MBLM as Business Development Director   

Conrad brings more than a decade of experience in developing marketing strategy and activation plans for brands

(PRWeb June 08, 2015)

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          With Apple Watch Release, MBLM Highlights Its Brand Intimacy Study Ranking Apple as Most Intimate Brand   

MBLM expects Apple to further its lead as the world’s most intimate brand

(PRWeb April 24, 2015)

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          MBLM Creates Brand For Earth Day Initiative   

New brand establishes a stronger proposition and better reflects the organization’s focus and expanded offerings

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

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           Men are judged by fragrance they wear: Rahul Khanna    
Bollywood actor Rahul Khanna, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador for a deodorant firm, says men are judged often on the fragrance they wear. How you smell can be as important as how you look and a man is often judged by the fragrance he wears. I'm happy to be associated with Envy who's bringing a new range of international fragrances to the Indian Man, Rahul said in a statement. The actor endorses ENVY from the house of Vanesa Care Pvt Ltd. Rahul's presence adds more weight to our product and we see a perfect fit between
          Stellvertretende Leiterin/Stellvertretender Leiter des Standortmanagements   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) ist eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Die Forschungsstelle Potsdam befasst sich mit klimarelevanten Prozessen in den festländischen Dauerfrostregionen und in der polaren Atmosphäre der Arktis und Antarktis. Für unsere Verwaltung suchen wir zum 1. Oktober 2017 eine/n Mitarbeiter/in als Stellvertretende Leiterin/Stellvertretender Leiter des Standortmanagements
im Umfang von 100 % der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit.

Sie leiten, organisieren und beaufsichtigen die verwaltungstechnischen Aktivitäten an der AWI-Forschungsstelle Potsdam. Sie sind dem Potsdamer Forschungsstellenleiter und Standortmanager unterstellt, arbeiten jedoch in enger Abstimmung mit den administrativen Abteilungen am AWI-Hauptstandort in Bremerhaven. Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören insbesondere: •  Beratung, Unterstützung und Vertretung des Forschungsstellenleiters bei der Strukturierung; Umsetzung und Qualitätssicherung der administrativen und betriebstechnischen Prozesse
•  Koordinierung und Fähigkeit zur Durchführung sämtlicher Verwaltungsprozesse am AWI-Standort Potsdam
•  Unterstützung bei der Finanz- und Investitionsplanung
•  Erstellung des Budgets, Überwachung und Abrechnung des Budgetplans
•  Administrative Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen der Nutzergemeinschaft mit benachbarten Forschungseinrichtungen am Standort Potsdam
•  Umsetzung des Betriebskonzepts
•  Regelmäßiges internes Berichtswesen: Kennzahlen, Kosten, Maßnahmen Voraussetzungen:
•  Abgeschlossenes Studium Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Allgemeine Verwaltung / Dipl.-Verwaltungsbetriebswirt/in (FH) bzw. vergleichbare Qualifikation
•  Kenntnisse im Finanz-, Vertrags- und administrativen Kontrollwesen
•  Kenntnisse in Personalwesen, Einkauf, Facility Management
•  analytische und konzeptionelle Fähigkeiten
•  Fähigkeit zur schnellen Einarbeitung in wechselnde Problemstellungen und Entwicklung von Lösungsvorschlägen
•  sicherer Umgang mit MS-Office und SAP/R3 Ü  gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift  Gelegentliche Reisebereitschaft zwischen dem Standort Potsdam und dem AWI in Bremerhaven wird vorausgesetzt. Die Stelle ist zunächst bis zum 30.09.2019 befristet. Eine Weiterbeschäftigung wird angestrebt. Das Arbeitsverhältnis richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Die Vergütung erfolgt gemäß individueller Qualifikation, Erfahrung und übertragenen Tätigkeiten und ist bis zu Entgeltgruppe 12 möglich. Der Dienstort ist Potsdam. Inhaltliche Auskünfte zur Stelle erhalten Sie bei apl. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Diekmann (,Tel.: 0331/288-2100. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres, internationales  Forschungs- und Arbeitsumfeld mit flexiblen Arbeitszeiten, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen Hochschulabschluss an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen mit der Standarddokumentation (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Abschlusszeugnisse, Referenzen) bis zum 20.07.2017 unter Angabe der Kennziffer 87/G/Verw-P-tt per E-mail (alle Dokumente in einer PDF-Datei) an:
          Leiter/in der wissenschaftlichen Werkstatt   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist  eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Unsere Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler werden von der institutseigenen wissenschaftlichen Werkstatt unterstützt. Die wissenschaftliche Werkstatt ist zuständig für die Fertigung von technischen Teilen, Geräten und Anlagen, die unsere Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler für die Gewinnung von Proben oder die Erhebung von Daten insbesondere im Rahmen von Expeditionen benötigen. Wir suchen zum baldmöglichst eine/n

Leiter/in der wissenschaftlichen Werkstatt

Sie sind neben der Leitung und Organisation der wissenschaftlichen Werkstatt mit einem Team von derzeit fünf Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern auch für die strategische Weiterentwicklung verantwortlich und setzen diese und und treiben sie weiter voran  Darüber hinaus vertreten Sie die Werkstatt in internen und externen Fachgremien.  Voraussetzungen: • Abgeschlossenes Masterstudium in Maschinenbau, Konstruktionstechnik oder gleichwertige Kenntnisse • Expertenkenntnisse im Bereich
   - Personalführung und prozessorientierte Arbeitsorganisation  
   - Konstruktionslehre  
   - Technische Kommunikation 
   - Risikoanalysen und Risikobeurteilungen sowie Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG) • Sehr gute Kenntnisse im Bereich
   - Arbeits- und Produktionsplanung
   - Budgetierung und Auftragskalkulation
   - Projektmanagement
   - Maschinen und Werkzeugtechnologien
   - Materialtechnologie, u.a. Eigenschaften für  tiefe Minustemperaturen und Eigenschaften für große Meerwassertiefen (8.000 Meter)
   - CAD SolidWorks 3D-Konstruktion und -Zeichnung
   - Simultane Erzeugung von NC-Programmen mit SolidCAM für Dreh- und Fräsmaschinen in 3 Achs und 5 Achs
   - Englischer Sprache • Bereitschaft zu auch längeren Dienstreisen zur Erprobung und Abnahme technischer Produkte Sie verfügen über ein ausgeprägtes Dienstleistungsbewusstsein und kundenorientiertes Aufgabenverständnis und haben ein verbindlich-freundliches und sicheres Auftreten. Zu Ihren Stärken gehören Führungskompetenz, Organisationsgeschick sowie eine ausgeprägte Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit. Sie bewegen sich sicher in einem von internationaler Zusammenarbeit geprägten Umfeld. Die Stelle ist auf zwei Jahre befristet mit der Option auf Entfristung. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 14 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Bremerhaven. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres internationales und spannendes Arbeitsumfeld mit flexibler Arbeitszeit, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen im technischen Bereich an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 100/G/WW-tt bis zum 26. Juli 2017 auf dem Postwege an: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung, Postfach 120161, 27515 Bremerhaven oder per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an:
          Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in, Bereich Aquakulturforschung   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist  eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Für unseren Bereich Aquakulturforschung suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in Hintergrund:
Einen Projektleiter für die Betreuung von zwei laufenden Forschungsprojekten und für die Vorbereitung von 2-3 Projektanträgen wird gesucht.

1)    Entwicklung und Umsetzung einer nationalen Leitlinie zum einheitlichen Besatz von Edelkrebsen in Gewässern auf Basis bisheriger Initiativen und unter Einbeziehung aller relevanten Stakeholder. 2)    Integration von Detrivoren in existierende Aquakulturproduktionsanlagen, erprobung von Polykulturen um die traditionelle Süßwasser-Aquakultur in Teichsystemen in Deutschland nachhaltig ökologisch und ökonomisch umweltgerecht zu gestalten. 3)    Im Projekt SusAqua2 sind Zwei konkrete Projektideen ausgewählt und sollen zu erfolgreichen Vollanträgen gebracht werden.        1.     Crayling „Aufstellung einer Methode zur einheitlichen Reproduktion von Edelkrebsen (Astacus    astacus) in RAS mit Verfassung einer dazugehörigen Leitlinie sowie Konzepterstellung einer zentralen Zuchtanlage in Deutschland“.        2.     SouTerrFarm „Entwicklung eines unter der Erde (Souterrain Terra Farming) liegenden, energie-autarken Zuchtsystems in Kombination mit Solarenergieträgern“. Aufgaben:
  • Projektleitung von Forschungsprojekten
  • Einweisung und Anleitung von wiss. Hilfskräften und Techniker
  • Fachliche Betreuung/Unterstützung Projektmitarbeiter
  • die Absprache mit Projektpartnern, Unterauftragnehmern und Behörden
  • Erarbeitung von Projektanträgen
  • Verfassen von wiss. Publikationen in internationalen peer-review Fachzeitschriften
  • Bestellanforderungen für das Projekt Susaqua2
  • Wissenschaftler/in mit mind abgeschlossenem Studium in Biologie (Dipl. oder MSc)
  • Erfahrungen bei der Ausarbeitung von Projektanträgen
  • Erfahrungen bei Projektleitung
  • Sicheres Auftreten und Netzwerken mit verschiedenen Stakeholdern
  • Ausgeprägtes Kommunikations- und Planungstalent
  • Gute Kenntnisse in der Biologie und Limnologie von limnischen Gewässern und Wirbellosen vor allem Astacus astacus.
  • Erfahrungen bei Versuchsdurchführungen und in wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten
  • Erfahrungen in Statistik und Berichterstattung
  • Sehr gutes Schriftbild und Ausdruck
  • Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit im interdisziplinären Umfeld und eine selbstständige Arbeitsweise
Weitere fachliche Informationen erhalten Sie bei Dr. Matt Slater (0471/4831-2727; Die Stelle ist auf 18 Monate. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 13 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Bremerhaven. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres internationales und spannendes Arbeitsumfeld mit flexibler Arbeitszeit, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen im wissenschaftlichen Bereich an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise; Referenzliste) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 104/D/WT bis zum 26. Juli 2017 per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an:
          Diplom-Ingenieur /in oder Master of Science für die Sektion „Geophysik“   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist  eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Das AWI gehört zu den weltweit führenden Institutionen, die kontinuierlich Fächersonardaten in der Arktis und Antarktis erheben. Die bereits vorhandene umfangreiche bathymetrische Datenbank für beide Polarregionen soll auch in der Zukunft kontinuierlich ergänzt bzw. im Rahmen von internationalen Kooperationen zur Verfügung gestellt werden.  Aufgrund einer Neubesetzung im Rahmen der Haushaltsfinanzierung sucht der Fachbereich „Geowissenschaften“ für die Sektion „Geophysik“ ab sofort eine/n
Diplom-Ingenieur /in
oder Master of Science
in Geomatik, Geodäsie oder Geoinformatik (bevorzugt mit dem fachlichen Schwerpunkt Hydrographie) Aufgaben:
Durchführung bathymetrischer Vermessungen mit den Fächersonarsystemen der großen Forschungsschiffe des Institutes. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf Arbeiten in den Polargebieten mit FS Polarstern. Das Anforderungsprofil deckt den gesamten Workflow, von der Messung über die Datenbearbeitung/Datenvisualisierung bis hin zur dauerhaften Archivierung der Daten, ab. Im Detail ergeben sich folgende Aufgaben: • Technische Betreuung des Fächersonarsystems auf Polarstern • Planung und Durchführung der Vermessung, Bearbeitung der Daten und Erstellung von Arbeitskarten zur Unterstützung der weiteren wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten an Bord • Enge Zusammenarbeit mit marin-geologisch, geophysikalisch, biologisch und hydrographisch arbeitenden Gruppen im Rahmen der am AWI angesiedelten wissenschaftlichen Programme • Erstellung von bathymetrischen Karten aus digitalen Geländemodellen für weiterführende Interpretationen • Fortführung des IT-Konzeptes für die Erfassung und Bearbeitung der Sonardaten an Bord und für die Bearbeitung und Archivierung der Daten im Institut • Betreuung und Pflege der Hard- und Software der zugehörigen Rechnersysteme an Bord und im Institut Voraussetzungen:
Diplom oder Master of Science in Geomatik, Geodäsie oder Geoinformatik (bevorzugt mit dem fachlichen Schwerpunkt Hydro-graphie) • Erfahrung in der Durchführung von hydrographischen Vermessungen • Gute Kenntnisse der Softwareprogramme Caris HIPS/SIPS, IVS Fledermaus und ESRI ArcGis • Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift • Bereitschaft und Eignung zur Teilnahme an mehrmonatigen Schiffsexpeditionen • Gute Kenntnisse des Betriebssystems MS Windows sowie Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit Computern unter einem Unix oder Linux Betriebssystem • Kenntnisse mindestens einer Programmiersprache als Grundlage für die Pflege vorhandener Software und zur Erstellung eigener einfacher Programm Weitere fachliche Informationen erhalten Sie bei Herrn Boris Dorschel ( Die Stelle ist auf zwei Jahre befristet mit der Option auf Entfristung. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 13 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Bremerhaven. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres internationales und spannendes Arbeitsumfeld mit flexibler Arbeitszeit, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen mit (Fach-) Hochschulabschluss an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise; Referenzliste) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 99/G/Geo-tt bis zum 15. August 2017 per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an:
          Einkäufer/-in für Bauleistungen sowie Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist  eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Für unsere Abteilung Einkauf/Wirtschaft am Standort Bremerhaven suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n

Einkäufer/-in für Bauleistungen sowie Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen

Die Abteilung Einkauf/Wirtschaft ist u. a. zuständig für die Beschaffung von Lieferungen und Leistungen aller Art, einschließlich Bauleistungen, mit einem jährlichen Einkaufsvolumen von zurzeit ca. 50 Mio. Euro. Aufgaben:
Selbständige Vorbereitung und Durchführung von z.T. komplexen nationalen und EU-weiten Ausschreibungsverfahren für Bau- und Bauunterhaltungsmaßnahmen sowie Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen für unsere Standorte. Dazu gehören das selbständige Erstellen von Ausschreibungsunterlagen einschließlich Mitwirkung bei der Erstellung von Leistungsverzeichnissen/-beschreibungen sowie Verhandlungsführung mit Lieferanten/Dienstleistern und die Erarbeitung von Verträgen. Auch  die kaufm./rechtliche Begleitung der Fachabteilungen bei der Abwicklung der Leistungen und die laufende Überwachung der Umsetzung von Dienstleistungs- und Werkverträgen hinsichtlich Laufzeiten und Budget fällt in Ihren Aufgabenbereich. Mängel, Nachträge und Leistungsstörungen betreuen Sie ebenfalls. Darüber hinaus bilden Sie in Bezug auf die Beschaffungsvorgänge die kaufmännische Schnittstelle zwischen der Abteilung Bau und Facility Management, anderen technischen und wissenschaftlichen Bereichen im AWI und den Auftragnehmern und sorgen dort für einen fachlichen Know-how-Transfer. Des Weiteren ist die Mitarbeit in Projektteams gefordert, wobei die Anforderung besteht, sich schnell auf die sich in Bezug auf die einzukaufenden Leistungen ergebende Vielfalt einzustellen

  • Sie haben ein abgeschlossenes Studium im Bereich Bauingenieurwesen oder Architektur oder eine vergleichbare, ggf. auch kaufm. oder juristische Qualifikation, die zur Ausübung der beschriebenen Aufgaben befähigt.
  • Sie verfügen über mehrjährige Erfahrungen im Bereich der Vergaben von Bauleistungen sowie Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen nach den Regeln des öffentlichen Vergaberechts.
  • Die Anwendung des Vergabehandbuches (VHB) des Bundes sowie der allgemein gültigen Gesetze und Verordnungen (VOB/GWB/VgV/BGB/HOAI) und die Anwendung der Regelwerke des Bundes (RBBau, RZBau) sind Ihnen vertraut.
  • Sehr gute kaufmännische und technische Kenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt und sind mit der Bewerbung zu erläutern.
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse, Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit, verhandlungssicheres Auftreten sowie Durchsetzungs- und Überzeugungskraft, werden ebenso erwartet.
  • Sie verfügen über ein ausgeprägtes Organisations- und Koordinationstalent.
  • Der Umgang mit MS-Office Produkten ist Ihnen vertraut.
  • Kenntnisse des SAP Einkaufs-Moduls sind wünschenswert.
Die Stelle ist unbefristet. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 12 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Bremerhaven. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres internationales und spannendes Arbeitsumfeld mit flexibler Arbeitszeit, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen mit (Fach-) Hochschulabschluss an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 101/G/Verw-tt bis zum 26. Juli 2017 auf dem Postwege an: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung, Postfach 120161, 27515 Bremerhaven oder per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an:
          LaserShip Launches Rebranded Website   

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          Meredith Strategic Initiatives Bode well: Should you Hold?   
Meredith Corporation s MDP strategic initiatives particularly in digital space brand licensing activities great group of television stations and solid earnings surprise history are the pillars that emphasize its position Notably these factors have driven the company s shares up by 9 3
          American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) Q4 Earnings Beat, Decline Y/Y   
American Outdoor Brands Corporation AOBC reported financial results for fourth quarter fiscal 2017 ended Apr 30 2017 The company s adjusted earnings per share of 57 cents surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 38 cents by 50 Reported earnings however declined 13 6 from the year
          Graças ao Bom Amigo Inibié (entrevista com Gustavo Martins do Ecos Falsos)   
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Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: eu tinha pedaleira antes Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: mas acho meio ruim Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: o som não é bom Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: daí eu troquei por um Tube Screamer da Ibanez, q é o q eu mais uso. Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: Tenho um RAT tb pra fazer barulho Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: um tremolo meio merda Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: e um wah --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: legal, eu uso uma da Jekyll & Hyde... --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: pronto Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: q marca é essa? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: é a mesma que o doidinho dos strokes usam Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hummm Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: preibói Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hahaha --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: auhauhhuauhauhauhahu --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: aqui é assim: "ai prei, para de cao que a gente vai toca o terror na parada" é assim que os garotos de rua (sem nenhum preconceito falam aqui) Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: sinishtro --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: olhe duas musicas: Reveillon e Issumi Kansa a primeira vc ta com uma voz mais grave e SEXY, na outra sua voz parece de um moleque que ouve Charlie "Brownie" (Sandy e) Jr querendo montar uma banda de hardcore o que aconteceu?, e qual (obvio) vc prefere? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: eu não canto Issumikansa Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hahah --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: a por isso! Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: mas eu gosto dessa música --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: quem seria o Speedy Porco? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: eu q canto Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: vc tá me entrevistando Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: ? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ahan olha que interessante! mas a pergunta é: quem vc esta se referindo em Speedy Porco? Tia, avó, papagaio, papai noel, amigo, japones, jack chan... QUEM? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: cara, essa música surgiu tão rápido, foi tipo um arroto musical Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: acho q ela serve pra designar um monte de gente Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: extremistas, em geral --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: por isso que tem o sambinho no meio? por ser um "arroto musical"? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: o sambinha veio depois Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: ou não? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: não lembro direito Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: acho q era um toque de nonsense, de mike patton --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: a... --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: eu ja falei que vcs parecem Art Brut? as guitarras são parecidas, são ditos "rockeiros alternativos", o conteudo das letras tambem são parecidas, os 2 cantam mal (vc disse isso na comunidade do orkut!) e na teoria é a mesma coisa : "Queriam um rock sinceramente barulhento, bem-humorado sem ser patético, com letras decentes e refrões inflamáveis". Você acha certo essa comparação? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: (não venha com a historia de rotulos) Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: acho, cara! Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: mas não escuto muito art brut, pra ser sincero Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hahaha Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: não q eu não goste, eu nem conheço --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: a tem em todo lugar: vc incomodaria se eu enviasse o disco? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: aé vc ta no trabalho Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: o seu disco ou do art brut? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: é q eu não tô no meu comp agora --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: art brut Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: depois vc me passa --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ok --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ultima pergunta: e o treco em New Jersey, vai ou não vai ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rolavam boatos que o Ecos Falsos taria acertando com uma banda para fazer shows juntos em Nova Jérsei, o nome da banda é The Grazz Daz ( ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: não vai, acho q é golpe Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: o cara falou no msn q agora eles querem vir pro brasil --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: eu não aceitava nem por um milhão ( ta eu aceitaria) mas... PORRA GRAZZ DAZ, ESSA BANDA É UMA MERDA Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: escrevendo em inglês tudo errado --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: é? ai é golpe mesmo Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: ah, eu achei genérico Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: ele disse q o empresário dele tá vendo de tocar na Melt, aí no rio Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hahah --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: se eles tivessem... --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: porra e pense bem, seria um grande négocio vim pro Brasil só pra toca num bar? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: mentira, mentira --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: eles tem que ouvir george belasco --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ai eles iam gostar --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: posso botar no meu blog essa "entrevista" --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: haha, vc conhece o Belasco? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: muito bom Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: pode, uai Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: nossa, eu conheci o Belasco em 2003 ----------------------------------------------------------------- George Belasco & O Cão Andaluz, uma banda muito boa que usa muito guitarras fuzz...ouça eu te aconselho! eocaoandaluz ------------------------------------------------------------------ --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: insonia e mondo negativo são as melhores da semana Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: como jornalista --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: é --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: sortudo Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: a gente foi cobrir o Goiânia Noise 2003 Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: hahah --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ta nesse ramo da mtv desde quando? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gustavo Martins trabalha no site da MTV ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: no site? desde 2003 --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: a... --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: ouviu o novo do muse? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: não gostei --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: sinceramente --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: e vc? Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: achei o BICHÔ Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: olha o CSS na capa do youtube ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CSS = Cansei de Ser Sexy, famosa banda paulistana ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: CANSEI? --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: i é! --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: eu ainda não tinha visto --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: mas faz o mó tempão que eles gravaram...só agora que tão botando no ar --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: tchau --Guerra-- criticas!) diz: Ecos Falsos - 12/07 lançamento do clipe na Funhouse! diz: tchau! musica: em homenagem ao Gustavo, PENSAR É UM SACO
           Курс: Интенсив по брендингу    
15 дней
65 000

Международная Высшая Школа Бренд-менеджмента и Маркетинга совместно с партнером запустили программу "Интенсив по брендингу". Объединив западные образовательные стандарты и технологии развития брендов с практическим опытом на российском рынке, в IHSBM была разработана довольно редкая для нашего образовательного рынка программа, состоящая из 45 часов "чистого" маркетинга и брендинга.

Программа в первую очередь предназначена длямаркетологов, бренд-менеджеров, руководителей компаний, директоров по маркетингу и продажам, а также для всех, кто хочет получить бесценную практику в области бренд-менеджмента, систематизировать свои знания и обновить имеющийся опыт.

Курс разработан с практическим уклоном, что позволяет сразу же внедрять полученные знания в практику своего бизнеса. Уже с первого дня слушатели активно участвуют в рабочих группах и семинарах с экспертами из реального бизнеса, решают настоящие маркетинговые задачи из российской практики. 


По окончании программы выпускник получает 2 диплома: российский и британский. КАЖДЫЙ Участник курса становится  членом КЛУБА Выпускников IHSBM, а это: 

  • Возможность консультироваться с экспертами после обучения
  • Другие цены на "звездные" мастер-классы, открытые конференции и другие проекты бизнес-школы
  • Широкие связи бизнес-школы с ведущими работодателями дают выпускникам возможность получить содействие в трудоустройстве  

Ключевые модули курса:

1. Бренд-менеджмент как инструмент маркетинга.

2. Стратегия бренд-менеджмента.

3. Запуск нового бренда.

4. Управление коммуникациями бренда.

5. Управление развитием бренда.

6. Маркетинговые инструменты.

7. Моделирование процессов работы с брендами (case-study intensive).

Контактное лицо: Екатерина.Телефон: +7 (495) 775-12-80. E-mail:

          Celana Cross Motobrand Acerbis Red   

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          Father Goals !   

My babies Are looking Classic and shit haha!

Paps be like Kanye West is getting out of his Car with his son and paparazzi is taking pics Hahaha yall see My trouble lol this nigga is making him self to feel special he wish he was Kanye west !lol

Anyways yesterday Paps got us a car because the struggle is about to start ! As i stated in My last video i got a job which means i have to stop My Mama ledighet and started working !! Yessss ! I Found it a bit boring sleeping My ass off till 14:00 most days why i can be out there counting hours!

So i made up My mind and decided to work ! I Know it wont be easy beening a Young mother and working at the same but Will try My best , all and everything for My baby (Pamodou Morris Fatty Jr)i need to build mansions for him(Inshalla)

Paps is working in the evening so i had to work in the morning ! The car was needed for them (Mina boys!Papss) to drop me off and pick me up from work !
Yall may probably be thinking that i could take to bus , i would have but i am very bad at catching busses lol i live like 10 second to the bus station but i always missed the buses and perphars that is because i am a African !(we Are noted for not Knowing time! 2. I have to take selfies before i step out Hahah beside Our working place is a bit far from where we live , I finsh at 15:00 and Paps starts at 15:30 ! So getting a Car is one of the easiest way to Lessing Our bruden!!!!

THe is not brand New because it it just for us to get around but it is up to standard and Pretty Much cool for My little family and guess what i choosed it ! I did not had time to take a proper picture of it because i was busy tryin to get Myself a computer yesterday too but i might use My camera to snap some pictures later!

Right now we are at Paps 's mother house cause Paps little sister was straving to see Pap jr so we had to bring him to her ! The good thing about coming here is ....... i do not have to wake  up at night to take care of Paps jr because His Grandma  usually takes Over but the sad part is i Do not hold or play with My baby alot cause his anuty ,uncles and grandma Dont allow me to !

Poor me !! I Am here laying down and My babyboo pap jr is not close to me ! I missed his small feet that his use to kick Mama face i missed his morning smile and i missed him telling me his dreams Hahah he always wake up with a smile and start Talking so concluded that he be telling me his dreams !Yessss

So amma let yalll be for now see ya soon

am about to Go and grab My baby


Lady diva

          Spider-Man Returns as Vulture Attacks ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’   

Spider-Man and some of his spectacular friends swing back to “Marvel Avengers Academy” as Peter’s other school—the Midtown School of Science and Technology—prepares for their homecoming celebration. But the villainous Vulture has other ideas! He launches an attack on both learning institutions and it’ll take everyone at the Academy—plus some new pals Peter’s made over the last year—to thwart his plan and save the dance.

We sat down with Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer at TinyCo, to learn everything Spidey brings with him in this latest event. What’s bringing the web-head and his spider-powered crew back to “Avengers Academy”?

Allen Warner: At the end of our previous Multiverse event, we learned that someone had been scavenging Maestro’s collection of “trophies” for tech and weapons, along with various labs and superhuman battle sites across New York. Nick Fury tasked Spider-Man with finding the perpetrator, and he’s coming back to report what he’s found. It also coincides with the homecoming dance at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, so Spidey will be bringing the party to Avengers Academy, and bugging everyone for dating advice. Why is Vulture so set on laying waste to Midtown Sci-Tech and the Academy?

Allen Warner: Vulture is a brilliant scientist and inventor, but was turned down by both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech after being accused of stealing other students’ tech and ideas to further his own goals. He feels like his fellow super-scientists don’t respect him, and the entire world is conspiring against him, so he starts using tech and weapons found in various superhuman battle sites to rebuild and repurpose mechanical monstrosities into things like an army of Vulture-ized Octobots. He wants power and respect, and he’ll destroy everyone and everything at both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech to get it. The event district gives us a peek at Peter’s life outside the Academy; what new things will players discover?

Allen Warner: The event district is Midtown Sci-Tech itself, decked out for homecoming. It’s completely different than anything we’ve done before, and really cool because it brings a lot of fun, school flavor the campus. Unfortunately, Vulture shows up to ruin the party, so he’s perched atop the school with his prisoners and minions, plotting his attack on Avengers Academy. And the event building carves out a space for one particular Spider-heroine…

Allen Warner: Yes, we’re big Spider-Gwen fans over here too, so we wanted her to share the spotlight. The event building is a multi-tiered punk rock venue where Gwen and some surprise guests are going to perform, and throw their own brand of homecoming bash. The building represents Gwen really well with its gleaming white exteriors, colorful neon blue and pink graffiti, a unique stage and dance floor, and some other really cool surprises. How will players battle Vulture and his refurbished Octobot army?

Allen Warner: Players will battle Vulture’s tech on the campus as a team, while battling Vulture himself, and a couple of foes he’s tricked into fighting by his side. Part of his plan is to create chaos and keep the heroes busy by setting Symbiotes loose in New York, so your heroes will also battle in the streets of New York to protect the city. What new faces will join the Academy—and the fight against Vulture—as Peter calls on more of his friends from across the multiverse?

Allen Warner: A really cool collection of various Spider-Heroes, amazing friends, and one grumpy newspaper publisher. Players will be able to recruit Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, Agent Venom, J. Jonah Jameson, and Silk. J. Jonah Jameson was really popular as a cameo character during our first Spider-Man event, and I’d forgotten how fun he is to write until this event came around. His personality is great to bounce off of the students, and I can’t wait for everyone to see his visual upgrades. Silver Sable is one of my favorite Spidey characters. She looks amazing, and is a cool fit alongside some of the spies and mercenaries running around the school. Agent Venom is one of the most awesome Symbiotes, and he brings something completely unique to the table, and of course [his alter ego] Flash [Thompson] and Peter Parker have a classic rivalry. Spider-Girl and Silk are two of the coolest spider-powered characters in my opinion. They both were very close to making the cut in our first Spider-Man event, so I’m really excited to see them finally make it into “Avengers Academy.” As always, our art and animation teams have knocked it out of the park with everyone’s designs and actions, and I think players are going to love having all of these characters at their school. And there must be some cool new outfits on the way as well…

Allen Warner: Definitely. There are new outfits for Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Mary Jane, Venom, and Doctor Octopus. It’s a cool mix of some iconic looks, some seldom-seen but awesome outfits from the comics, and a couple of classics given fun Avengers Academy-style re-imaginings. It’s a really cool group that I think people will love. With the second Guardians of the Galaxy event, players were able to recruit the heroes from the previous event; will we see something similar here?

Allen Warner: Yes, we got a really positive response from players during the Guardians 2 event who enjoyed that opening week featuring characters from the original event because it gave them a first or second chance at characters they’d missed out on before, so we decided to do a similar thing here. The opening week will give new and longtime players the chance to get one of the outfits and a few of the characters from the original event, as well as a new character and outfit. Over the course of the event, players will have a chance to get every single character and outfit from the original Spider-Man event, including Miles Morales, Mysterio, Black Cat, Electro, Green Goblin, and many more. Once the Vulture is thwarted, what new adventures will players be able to look forward to?

Allen Warner: We’re going to find that Vulture isn’t the only person who’s secretly holding a grudge against Avengers Academy. He’s been sharing his scavenged tech and weapons with some faraway enemies, and they’re ready to go to war.

For all the latest on “Marvel Avengers Academy,” stay tuned to and @MarvelGames on Twitter!

          Orange County Modern Dance Company Premieres New Full-Length Work   
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          Descubren nuevos detalles del próximo gran evento para Pokémon GO   
Gracias al código del juego.

Los dataminers, usuarios que exploran el código de los videojuegos para conocer secretos y actualizaciones, están haciendo su agosto con Pokémon GO. Si bien ya conocíamos detalles relacionados con los Pokémon Legendarios y un Pikachu especial, ahora según ComicBook se descubren informaciones sobre el próximo evento del juego que se celebrará el 6 de julio para celebrar el aniversario.

¿Un gran evento para el 6 de julio?

La línea de código haría referencia explícita a esa fecha, indicando el comienzo de un nuevo evento. Hasta la fecha, Pokémon GO ha ido celebrando distintos eventos y festividades en los que ha ido ofreciendo Pokémon de rareza variada para capturar, recompensas y objetos o puntos de experiencia de más fácil obtención. Niantic podría realizar algo similar, si bien no ha dado detalles al respecto.

El nuevo evento coincidirá con el aniversario del juego según las líneas de código encontradas en la app

Un año de Pokémon Go

Pokémon GO ha sido uno de los juegos para móviles más exitosos del último año. El título de Niantic supuso una explosión comercial cuando se lanzó el verano pasado, y aunque en los últimos tiempos no ha registrado un éxito equivalente, con esta actualización trata de buscar un nuevo impulso. Te recomendamos que consultes nuestra guía.

Descubren nuevos detalles del próximo gran evento para Pokémon GO
          Comentário sobre O capitalismo está ficando ainda mais cruel e enganador, e não estamos conseguindo reagir à altura por Delcio   
Caros amigos, O capitalismo realmente é cruel, pois não está preocupado em lhe dar paz e amor, não está preocupado com temas como saúde, educação, segurança, meio ambiente, com guerras ou paz. Não é este o foco do capitalismo, pois, isso é dever do estado. Um estado capitalista é um estado pouco interferente, interfere o minimo na economia para que as regras de mercado estabilizem pra onde vai o valor da moeda e dos bens oferecidos ao cidadão. E o mais importante, nenhuma das empresas capitalistas te obrigará a comprar seus produtos ou serviços, não te obriga a pegar empréstimos e pagar os juros cobrados pelos bancos, não te obriga a fazer o que você não quer. Por outro lado, quando se fala em comunismo ou socialismo, há interferência forte do estado, diferente do estado capitalista pouco interferente. O estado, independente de ser capitalista ou socialista cobra impostos para manter suas atividades, se gasta muito interfere muito e sendo socialista há uma serie de "benefícios", não só para o povo mas, para os servidores públicos que extrapolam o bom senso. Fácil de comprovar, necessita de real interesse, estados socialistas interferem profundamente na sociedade como determinação de cotas sociais, ao invés de distribuição por merecimento, retirada de direitos como o direito a auto defesa, imaginando que os delinquentes do país vão respeitar as regras por ele impostas, separação da sociedades por classes que tem mais prerrogativas que outras, como definição de feminicídio como se o homicídio de um homem fosse menos importante que aquele, pra mim é assassinato do mesmo jeito e deveria ser punido com o mesmo rigor, benesses absurdas ao ocupantes de autos cargos do estado, punições brandas aos crimes de colarinho branco, etc.... Reflitam, estão entendendo, realmente, o que é o capitalismo? Não estão querendo que o capitalismo faça o papel do estado, ao invés de cobrar do estado seu papel?
          General Dentist - Aspen Dental - Newberry, MI   
Aspen Dental-branded practices are independently owned and operated by licensed dentists. As a dentist, you'll have clinical autonomy and be able to focus your...
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          Seriously Sexy   
Brandon Manilow is Seriously Sexy. In addition to that, he just can't keep his dick in his pants and is always on the lookout for the chance to fuck someone new, much to the dismay of his boyfriend Josh
          Modern Content Strategies Can Substantially Expand Your Brand   

Expertise Is Required In Multiple Developing Tech Regions Technology has an exponentially expansive quality to it, especially pertaining to computers. That’s been the case since…

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          Nike confirms it is opening an Amazon shop   
Nike will be able to "elevate the way the brand is presented" by gaining more control over how its products are marketed on the site.
          6/30/2017: Nieuws: Bilzenaar krijgt 15 jaar cel voor moordpoging op zwangere ex   

Het Antwerpse hof van beroep heeft Jan B. (33) uit Bilzen veroordeeld tot vijftien jaar cel voor een poging tot opzettelijke brandstichting en voor de moordpoging op zijn zwangere ex-vriendin en haar nieuwe partner. In eerste aanleg had de rechtbank...
          Hotel en Gran Canaria // 3 noches en hotel 4* con Todo Incluido en 1ª línea // sólo 199,-€   

¡No te pierdas esta súper oferta! En he encontrado este hotel en Gran Canaria, se trata del Labranda Bronze Playa 4* (4 sobre 5 en Tripadvisor de 818 opiniones con Certificado de Excelencia) con Todo Incluido donde pasarás 3 noches por sólo 199€por persona reservando mínimo para dos personas. En la parte inferior puedes consultar los precios para […]

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          How This Innovation Could Transform The Fashion Industry   
Patricia Ermecheo has been making a living selling waste. And now she’s convincing bigger brands to adopt her upcycled approach -- all from her new tiny office.
          How This Mission-Driven Company Landed Over 20 Press Mentions In One Month   
Tom Cridland started a London-based sustainable fashion brand, The 30 Year Collection. This spring, he garnered over 20 press mentions for his brand in one month and increased sales by tenfold. How did he do it?
          Dollhouse – Ellements, photography by Ilona D. Veresk   

Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It DOLLHOUSE EDITORIAL Photographer ILONA D. VERESK @ilonaveresk Stylist ALENA DODONOVA @a1ena_ru MUAH KSENIA STARIKOVA @starikova_muah Model MARIA GOLOD @mariagolod (Modus Vivendis) Published by @Ellementsmagazine “My process in photography is not just a clicking on button. I work as art director and producer of my own surreal fairy tales, I work by myself with light, pre- and post production. Sometimes I do clothes and accessories for my art shoots (it called @Xaumae). Currently, I do advertising photography for different brands, lookbooks and campaigns, fashion and beauty editorials for magazines.” Ilona D. Veresk: website / instagram

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          6/30/2017: Nieuws: Brandveilige gevels voor flatgebouwen   
Een werkgroep van experts heeft strengere normen voorgesteld voor de gevelbekleding van nieuwe appartementsgebouwen. Onze zusterkrant De Standaard vernam dat een werkgroep binnen de Federale Overheidsdienst Binnenlandse Zaken zich gebogen heeft over de...
          6/30/2017: Nieuws: Inflatie daalt van 1,86 naar 1,6 procent   
De inflatie is in juni gedaald van 1,86 procent naar 1,60 procent. Dat meldt de FOD Economie. Groenten, fruit, motorbrandstoffen, bloemen en planten, onderhoudsproducten, vlees, alcoholische dranken, artikelen voor huisdieren en hygiënische producten...
          6/30/2017: Uit Uw Gemeente: Voor 40.000 euro materiaal gestolen bij brandweer   

Gemaskerde dieven zijn met zo’n 40.000 euro aan materiaal aan de haal gegaan uit de brandweerkazerne van Diest. Om hun slag te kunnen slaan stalen ze eerst een bestelwagen in een bedrijf even verderop. Daarna drongen ze het gebouw van de pompiers...
          Pet Bed Cover-Tribal Bricks--Black is Water Proof-Synthetic Leather Backing-Upholstery Grade. by BonJoJoCrafts   

45.00 USD

Tribal Bricks
This pet bed cover is made from upholstery grade fabrics . The fabric and stitching is sturdy and machine washable. You won't find anything as beautiful as our pet bed covers.
Each cover is handmade in Amman-Jordan.
The black fabric is water proof and the backing is synthetic leather.
The Bedouin print fabric is made of wool & cotton.

About the Tribal Print Fabric:
Know as Turath, the tribal print fabric has the same designs of what the Bedouins in Jordan used in making their tents. Now a days, the fabric is lighter and softer. Turath is still used in Arabic majles (Sitting rooms, tent furniture).

Inserts Not Included:
Inserts are NOT INCLUDED, you can stuff the covers with memory foams, sponge or polyester sheets. Those covers have square corners and height starting from 4 to 5 inches, depending on the size.

Processing Time:
Each cover is made to order, it will take around 4-7 working days for the cover to be ready for shipment.

I ship to ANYWHERE in the world. All shipments have tracking numbers and will take around 3-4 weeks to get to you.
Express shipping available.

Return Policy:
I don't accept returns, but I would be more than happy to exchange provided the item purchase is in a brand new condition.
Request a cancellation within: 24 Hours of Purchase.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Tribal Print Fabric: Wool & Cotton
Upholstery Fabric: Water repellent. Water proof (the other side is synthetic leather)

Washing Instruction:
Machine washable on gentle cycle and cold. Air dry.

Customized Sizes
I will be more than happy to custom size a bed cover of your choice or according to the size of your dog or cat's the current bed .

          Bartender - Brothers Bar and Grill | Fortney Hospitality Group - Lincoln, NE   
Pour a great drink and enjoy the fun your customers bring to the bar. Great opportunity to grow your mixology talent.. Brand: Brothers Bar and Grill Address
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          Target: Beauty Team Member   
Target: Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And beauty is one of the big reasons why guests turn to T Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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          Target: Apparel Team Member   
Target: Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And nothing is more iconic about Target than our fashion. Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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          Target: Beauty Team Member   
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          Target: Beauty Team Member   
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          Royal Buying Group Partners With Mondelez International   

LISLE, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc. and Mondelez International Inc. have joined forces to help drive brand awareness to the independent retail channel.

“We’re excited to partner with top brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids, Trident and many more to ensure placement of top-selling SKUs in independent retail locations,” said Angela Angelilli, executive vice president of Royal Buying Group.

The new Independent Retailer Program offers up to a 5% rebate on all Mondelez products. Members also will receive information on new items and display materials, as well as regular revenue tracking and category management.

Mondelez International is one of the world’s largest snack companies, with 2015 net revenues of approximately $30 billion. Its products include snacks, biscuits, candy and gum.

Royal Buying Group Inc., based in Lisle, Ill., represents more than 6,000 locations nationwide. It negotiates with suppliers for competitive sales and marketing programs and provides category management expertise, marketing support and customer service support for its membership.

          Lykins Helps Build Fairgrounds Pavilion   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Servant Leadership Trumps Politics as Usual   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Speedway Reaches Hess Halfway Mark   

UPDATE: According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

FINDLAY, Ohio --Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has now converted more than half of the 1,250 Hess gas stations and convenience stores it acquired in October 2014 to its Speedway brand, Gary Heminger, president and CEO, said in reporting MPC’s second-quarter 2015 financial results.

It has converted more than 650 of the retail sites to the Speedway brand since the acquisition, said Heminger on the company’s earnings call.

According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

Speedway, MPC's retail segment, performed well and continues to make tremendous progress integrating the East Coast and Southeast retail locations, he said.

"We are on pace to achieve the expected synergies for 2015 from light-product supply, as well as from operating and administrative expense savings. Further, the accelerated progress for store conversions and subsequent remodels has allowed us to more rapidly implement Speedway's industry-leading Speedy Rewards loyalty program. This program and other marketing enhancements are expected to drive the anticipated synergies to the business over the next several years."

Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, said. “We're moving along at an accelerated pace in converting the [Hess] brand to Speedway. … The important thing there is it's more than just the brand. What's going inside the store is all of our technology that is the platform for our marketing programs, primarily our loyalty program, all of our inventory management, other things that drive savings and synergies for us as we operate convenience stores. … As we begin to bring on all of the marketing enhancements through the conversions inside the store, then we'll start to realize those benefits down the road.”

Speedway segment income from operations was $127 million in second-quarter 2015, compared with $94 million in second-quarter 2014. This increase was primarily the result of higher merchandise and light-product margins and the addition of the newly acquired locations, partially offset by higher operating and administrative expenses. Speedway's consolidated light-product margin increased to 13.51 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2015, from 12.82 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2014.

Speedway's income from operations was $33 million higher in the quarter as compared to second-quarter 2014. Speedway's newly acquired locations contributed income of approximately $14 million to the quarter's results or approximately $45 million of EBITDA.

For the legacy Speedway sites, the merchandise gross margin was $23 million higher in second-quarter 2015 compared to the same quarter last year, and the light-product gross margin was about $16 million higher.

Speedway same-store gasoline sales volume was down two-tenths of a percent versus same quarter last year compared to estimates of U.S. demand growth in the second quarter of approximately 3% higher. Overall, gasoline sales volumes for legacy Speedway locations were up 3% in the quarter, reflecting the impact of investments in new, rebuild and remodel locations.

“Another key performance metric for our retail group is same-store merchandise sales,” said Timothy Griffith, CFO, “and we're continuing to see strong demand for our in-store offering as our same-store merchandise sales in the quarter excluding cigarettes were up 4.6% versus same quarter last year. So far in July, we've seen a 1.6% increase in same-store gasoline volumes compared to last July.”

MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner. Approximately 5,460 independently owned gas stations across 19 states sell the Marathon-brand. In addition, Speedway owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience-store chain, with approximately 2,750 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP). MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

Greg Lindenberg

          The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress   

I’m sponsoring the Fair Representation Act because Congress is broken. It is hyper-partisan. It is far too polarized. The FRA creates a structure where members of Congress are incentivized to work together. This is the right thing to do to give voters the strong voice that they deserve in our elections.

--Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08)

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

The Fair Representation Act

FairVote has called for expanding the use of multi-winner ranked choice voting in United States elections since its founding 25 years ago. Ranked choice voting can replace the broken, zero-sum, winner-take-all system - in which the biggest group of voters in a district are the only ones earning representation - with fair representation for all. In this era of fierce partisan divisions, nowhere needs this change more than the House of Representatives.

RCV-ballot-09.pngUnder the Fair Representation Act, every state would use ranked choice voting to elect its Representatives. Voters would be free to rank their choices without fear of “spoilers.” Instead of only one candidate winning with the most votes, several candidates would win based on how many votes they earn. For example, in a state like Oklahoma or Connecticut that elects 5 winners, 17% of voters can elect 1 of the 5 winners; 34% of voters can elect 2 of the 5 winners; and so on. A majority of voters can always elect a majority of seats, and everyone earns their fair share.

States that elect up to 5 winners will not need any districts at all. Larger states will use districts, but the districts will elect 3, 4, or 5 winners each. That means that a state like Massachusetts that elects 9 Representatives will divide into equal thirds, with each of the three districts electing 3 winners with ranked choice voting. To adopt a district map, these states will form independent redistricting commissions composed of ordinary state citizens (not politicians or lobbyists) who will operate transparently and hold hearings around the state to find the district map that makes the most sense for their state.

The use of ranked choice voting in multi-winner elections will transform the House of Representatives. The current system only allows the biggest group of voters in each district to win representation, all other voices are silenced. As a result, there are millions of voters who prefer Democrats stuck in safe Republican districts and millions of voters who prefer Republicans stuck in safe Democratic districts, women and people of color are under-represented, and everyone has too few choices. The Fair Representation Act can elevate those voices, giving them more power to elect candidates they support and who will go to Congress to work for them.

A Historic Moment

Under the Constitution, Congress has the responsibility to act when our federal elections are not working. It has acted on that responsibility many times in the past, passing laws changing how we elect Congress in 1842 (requiring single-winner districts), 1872 (equal populations per representative), 1901 (requiring that districts be “compact”), 1929 (repealing the requirement to use districts), and 1967 (re-imposing the requirement to use districts). It has been 50 years since Congress has acted in this arena, even as the current system fails to deliver on the promise of a representative House.

Representative Beyer has shown tremendous leadership in holding Congress to its constitutional responsibilities. The attention it attracted from the public demonstrates the hunger that voters have for a more empowering system. FairVote livestreamed Rep. Beyer’s press conference, which was viewed over 44,000 times and ultimately reached over 554,000 people.;overflow:hiddenno0truetrue

The day after the bill’s introduction, Rep. Beyer published an opinion piece in the Washington Post explaining why he introduced the Act. It begins “Democracy is in crisis. Even as the country is deeply divided along class and ideological lines, it seems to be unified in its frustration with our current brand of politics.” Other voices have also weighed in on the need for the Fair Representation Act, including:

As more media coverage happens in the coming days and weeks, we'll add it to the list on our website.

You Can Help the Fair Representation Act Gain Momentum

Now that the vehicle for transforming elections to the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill in Congress, you can help to move the conversation forward. Contact your Representative today to ask them to support the Fair Representation Act. You can find your Representative here, and email them a letter supporting the Fair Representation Act. A sample letter is provided here. You also could consider calling your Member, which increases their likelihood of responding. Better still would be to form a group to have a meeting with your Member and their district office staff. 

Finally, we want to keep adding names to our petition in support of the Act. We currently have over 1500 signatures. Please consider sharing the petition online and drawing people’s attention to our new video and our public resources, at

          Knee and Elbow pads- $15   
Size is Medium - brand new - worn once - have one scratch on knee pads -  
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          Get Rid of Cellulite, Once and For All!   

Get Fit At Home With Ailsa : Get Rid of Cellulite

Had it up to here with Cellulite? Want to get rid of it forever, and make your body all lovely and sleek? Yeah, me too, so I when one of my old 'Gym Boys' showed me this Exercise years ago, I started doing it al the time, and changed it up a bit to make it work more effectively for me. This is a great Exercise for Women, but I know for a fact that 'manly men' do it, too! ha,ha! (Oh, and in case you are thinking something 'innaccurate' about the 'Gym Boy' thing, that's just what I used to call all the guys at the gym where I used to work out a lot -- it's a term of endearment, but in no way a reference to anyone I went out with -- I either call those guys "that crazy old jerk" or "one of my great old friends"...usually one or the other -- sometimes both! ha,ha!)

Get rid of Cellulite once and for all with this very easy and incredibly inexpensive Exercise. It takes about 20 minutes, or so, depending on how many Reps you do (repetitions -- 'Reps' in Weight Lifting Language...). Pop into to see pictures of me doing these 'Anti-Cellulite' Exercises!

Here's what you need -- something you can lay down on that will allow you to have good Leg Extension when you are laying on your Stomach. I used to use my Giant Exercise Ball, then it dawned on me that I could easily use the fancy wee Bench at the end of my Bed as an Exercise Bench. Softer and nicer, and not nearly as expensive and hard to find. I've seen these wee Benches for under $50.00 at WalMart -- one of my favorite Stores! You can pick up a Set of Free Weights while you're there, too.

I use a 10 Pound Weight to Start, but if this is brand new for you, start with a 5 Pound Weight. As you get used to the Weight, you can increase it up to about 35 Pounds. You probably don't want to go much higher than that...

Oh, and you will notice when you are doing these Exercises that your legs will seem Longer and Leaner, too. That's because these Exercises can straighten out any 'Bow Legs' that you might have, and you will build some nice Lean Muscle in your Legs. Sounds good, huh??

Step One: Pull the Bench into the Middle of the room, so you have lots of space. Put on some great Music -- I love The Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani and 'Drop it Like It's Hot' by Snoop Dogg, but put on whatever makes you want to move...

Step Two: Set the Weight on it's End, so you can grasp it between your feet. If you are lucky enough to have someone help you with this, have them 'Place the Weight' in the Arch bit of your feet. Then tell them to get their hands off yer legs, you're trying to exercise ovah' here...! ha,ha! It's pretty easy to maneuver the Weight if it's 10 Pounds or less, but you really do need someone to help you when the Weight is over 25 pounds.

Step Three: You should be nice and comfortable laying on your stomach, by now, and up on your elbows. I'm only looking up for the picture, but normally you just look down or at your Dog (or other cute Pet), if they have found you while you're exercising! If you click to Enlarge the lower picture on the Right -- you'll see Tia coming over for a wee cuddle while I'm exercising!

Step Four: Slowly Raise and Lower the Weight, using a Full Extension. Let your feet go toward your Behind, then right back down almost to the floor. It's a good stretch, and great for developing nice Lean Muscles. I would Start with 3 Sets of 10 Repetitions. When you are finding that too easy, increase it to 3 Sets of 20 Reps. I like to do 2 Sets of 50 Reps, but that's because I've been doing these Exercises for a long time.

To add extra weight, I wear the 'wrap around' Ankle Weights to make the Weight a little Heavier. As you increase the amount of Weight you use, you might want to wrap your Ankles with an extra Sock -- men's socks work well because they are bigger and will tuck in around your ankle.

I'm wearing Running Shoes in the pictures on my Site, but generally I like to just wear Socks -- I find it easier to feel the weight between my feet. When you are using Weights that are 25 pounds or more, though, you have to wear Running Shoes or you could get hurt.

Oh, and very slowly lower the Weight to the floor when you are done, so you don't drop the Weight on the floor. That won't work out well! You can set it down on it's End, then it will lightly go on the floor from there. You might want to put a Towel under the weight if you are afraid of anything happening to the floor!

In between Sets, pick up a couple of 3 or 5 Pound Weights, and do a 'Butterfly Move' to work on your Arms in the same work-out. Put the Weights in front of your waist, raise them up in a big sweeping motion over your head, then slowly back down. Just do 10 reps in between each Set of the Anti-Cellulite Exercises, and you'll be in great shape in no time at all!

See ya', stooopid cellulite! Be gone, and don't be back!!

By Ailsa Forshaw

          MUSIC PREMIERE: Maleek Berry – Been Calling   

Maleek Berry – Been Calling Super music producer who doubles as amazing singer – Maleek Berry unlocks brand new single titled Been Calling. Listen and Enjoy!! DOWNLOAD NOW

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          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.

Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.

          Economist on "Why doesn't Ricardo Reis Resign"   

Seriously has anyone got in touch with Elsevier to complain about the complete lack of professionalism and brand destroying behavior of this dimwit?

          $4,000, 2009 Honda trx 450r   
Selling my 2009 Honda trx 450. Bike has less than 20 hours on it and runs great. Brand new wheels and is perfect for trail riding or taking to the dunes.
          Comentário sobre Comidas Típicas do Sudeste por Mirella Brandão   
Desculpe, mas o pirão apresentado não tem nada de comida do Espírito Santo. Está errado. Não se usa leite de coco, pimentão ou azeite de dendê. Isso é culinária baiana!!!
          Représentant/te Bilingue Service à la Clientèle - American Standard Brands - Mississauga, ON   
Le Groupe LIXIL Water Technology est un chef de file dans le domaine des installations de plomberie, avec des ventes annuelles d'environ 5 milliards de dollars...
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          PODCAST: Andrew Messick Is Making Ironman A Global Brand   
Flush with money from Dalian Wanda, Ironman has been on a buying spree.
          Mad Mats Presents – Diggin Beyond The Crates   
Image: 1610637 Mad Mats presents his new comp Digging Beyond the Crates out on BBE.

A1 Johnny Moore - Big Big Boss
A2 Gappy Ranks - Sherriff (Murlo Remix)
A3 Ensemble Entendu - Jah I See You
A4 Cuthead – Badly
B1 Intimate Disco – Animations
B2 Psalms - Take A Stand
B3 Yvonne Gray - Keep The Music Alive
B4 Bobby Hebb - Evil Woman
C1 U-N-I (You And I) - Don’t Hold Back The Feeling (Key Trip Dub)
C2 BSTC - Jazz In Outer Space
D1 Deft - The Traveller
D2 Mode-M - Space Based

DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential DJs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
For his first compilation on BBE, Mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to DJing. “The compilation is very mixed, just like how I like to DJ...all freestyle. Yes, I play a lot of house clubs nowadays because of Local Talk, but at heart I've always been a so called "eclectic" selector. Most of these tracks are tunes I’ve played all over the years, sprinkled with some brand new discoveries.” Coming from a strictly vinyl background, when Mats embraced Serato around 2005, he carried his crate digger’s mentality with him. Believing firmly that digging should always about the discovery of great music regardless of the format, the concept of ‘Digging Beyond The Crates’ was born. Ranging far and wide in terms of genre and tempo, the album is tied together by one common factor, this is feel-good music made for dancing. “I'm just as hungry (probably even more so) to find my personal gems as I was back in the day, I just look for them with more variation. This album is dedicated to those select few individuals, just like myself: highly driven music lovers, collectors and DJs that truly are DIGGING BEYOND THE CRATES!”

For Fans of:
Mr Thing, Southport Weekender, Gilles Peterson

Key Selling Points:
- Full press, radio campaign targeting France, Germany, UK with online campaign to include facebook ads.
- Mad Mats loves to DJ he continues to travel the world spreading his message Available from 11.08.2017
          Jardineiras em cargos de gestão? Voto nisso. E, já agora, Meryl e Diane: duas das mulheres da minha vida   

Hoje estou incapaz de escrever. Já adormeci para cima de umas cinquenta vezes e daqui a nada tenho que estar a pé. 

Há muito assunto por aí, quase a gente se distrai e dá um pontapé num, mas o sono não me permite a devida atenção: antes que me baixe para perceber se a topada foi numa pedra ou num assunto, já estou caída nos tentadores braços do Morfeu. Embora isto do Morfeu seja uma maneira de dizer que eu, quando durmo, sou mais na base da pedra do que da sonhadora. Mas, enfim, com o adiantado da hora dá-me para a metáfora. E claro que o uso aqui da palavra metáfora também não é o mais adequado mas isto é a gente a falar. Digamos assim.

Por isso, estou aqui nesta langórvia (coisa que, com vossa licença, me soa como derivada de langor), ensonada, degustando a sensação boa de estar entre cá e lá, e vendo um programa que me está a encantar. É na RTP 2, ouço o canto dos pássaros e falam de árvores, de arbustos, uma senhora mostra como faz os bonsais, estão ao ar livre, e falam de coisas que me agradam: da forma dos ramos, de seiva, de dialogar com as árvores. Fui ver ao site da rtp e o programa chama-se, justamente, Paraíso

Já contei que acho que gostaria de ser jardineira? Já devo ter contado. Que maçada, isto, de vos maçar com repetições. Mas que hei-de eu fazer? Apagar isto que acabei de escrever? Não, vou mas é em frente e quem já sabe disto, põe as mãos nos olhos. Continuando, pois. Quando andava a escolher árvores para plantar in heaven, ia a viveiros nacionais, municipais, onde calhasse. Havia um que era para mim a arca do tesouro e eu gostava de por ali andar, à conversa com as jardineiras, elas a descreverem cada árvore, contando as suas características, e eu a absorver cada gota de informação, a passar a mão por elas, árvores de todas as espécies. Muitas vezes, antes de ir trabalhar, saía muito cedo de casa e rodas para que te quero, lá ia eu ter com elas. Elas de botas, aventais impermeáveis, luvas, e eu saída da voiture, saltos de agulha, ar de quem está mais para salões onde se bebe do fino do que de quem gosta de sentir a terra húmida, o ar denso de mil odores. Já as conhecia e elas já conheciam esta que vos escreve. Conversávamos de árvores, de filhos, do tempo, do cuidado a ter com elas, se são de ter sede, se são caprichosas. Eu queria saber se eram de crescer depressa e elas diziam que eram de levar o seu tempo. E o que eu gostava destas conversas. 

Vinha de lá carregada de saquinhos pequenos com rebentos de árvores. Andava o resto da semana com o carro a cheirar a terra húmida e com mil cuidados para que tivessem ar para respirar, para que não tivessem muito calor -- e a pedir a todos os santinhos para não ter que dar boleia a ninguém lá dos tais que pisam corredores atapetados, que iam estranhar aquele cheiro e aquela falta de cheiro a carro lavado, tablier encerado, peles dos estofos odas devidamente lustrosas.

As árvores cresceram e se calhar aquele viveiro já não está lá. Não sei que será feito daquelas mulheres que eu invejava. Pareciam-me tão próximas da terra, como se as pernas rijas fossem troncos e os braços ramos e os sorrisos flores.

Mas isto até nem vinha a propósito. Isto é do sono. Se calhar estou a precisar de férias. Cai-me o trabalho em cima de uma forma um bocado disparatada. Chega o verão, apetece-me entrar num período de abrandamento e é o contrário: parece que tudo o que estava no limbo, se apressa a desabrochar, rebentando-me nas mãos. Penso tantas vezes: por esta altura da minha vida eu pensava, há uns anos lá bem para trás, que estaria a ser presidente de uma câmara. Achava que me realizaria transformando uma cidade, modernizando-a, tornando-a bela, elegante, próxima e amiga dos cidadãos. Mas bastou que o presidente de um partido dissesse ao meu marido, num dia em que ele lhe contou desta minha ideia: ela que venha falar comigo. Só isto. Pensei: o tanas. Jamais sacrificaria a minha independência para atingir um objectivo. Pus a ideia de lado. Mas isto para dizer que antevia que, chegada ali a meio da vida profissional, me fartaria de trabalhar em empresas e passaria a conduzir eu a minha vida e a gestão de uma grande cidade. Afinal ainda por aqui ando, entre empresas, num ritmo que não abranda, que me absorve para além daquilo que eu antevia. Em vez de ter jardineiras com quem conviver, só vejo homens atarefados à minha volta. E homens atarefados, cheios de projectos, são uma canseira. Para já, de forma geral, falta-lhes sentido prático e capacidade para dar um passo atrás, admitir que erraram, que o caminho não era bem aquele. Não, isso não fazem. Para a frente e não se fala mais no assunto. Se as empresas tivessem jardineiras em cargos de gestão talvez este mundo fosse um lugar mais aprazível.

Mas, enfim, é o que é. As mulheres são incómodas, colocam questões, não se importam de pôr tudo em causa. São bravas. Por isso, os homens fazem de tudo para lhes vedar a passagem para as augustas salas onde tudo se decide. 

Mas adiante que esse não é o tema que aqui me traz. (E dizendo isto até parece que sei o que é que aqui me traz. Só visto.)

Agora na RTP 2 ouço falar de Andy Warhol. O tema parece ser a Pop Art. Mas se me ponho só a ver, conforme agora me apetece, então, é que não saio disto. E eu tenho que ir ver se durmo antes que o despertador toque e eu ainda aqui a jogar conversa fora.

Bem. Rematando à baliza (e a ver se tenho mais sorte que aqueles três pobres coitados que falharam os três penalties lá no jogo que acabou por ser o passe para o Ronaldo ir ver os bebés encomendados que a D. Dolores foi buscar aos States): vi há bocado, enquanto estava a dormir, o vídeo que abaixo partilho convosco com duas mulheres que love, love, love ver a representar: Meryl Streep e Diane Keaton. No vídeo, a primeira louva a segunda, que está a ser homenageada e eu, vendo-as, acho-as tão bonitas. Filmes memoráveis que aquelas duas ali já nos deram a ver. Não fora o estado de sonolência absoluta em que me encontro e incluía aqui um best of. Mas já não dá, fica para outro dia.

Meryl celebra Diane: uma graça estas duas mulheres.


As fotografias celebram o Dia do Flamingo Cor-de-Rosa que é bicho que se calhar até vem a condizer com a minha prosa, quiçá loura e vestida de pink. Já não digo nada.

Lá em cima, Rosemary Joshua interpreta Verdi piante, erbette liete de Handel (e eu sinto que é sacrilégio desperdiçar tamanha beleza no meio de um post tão fajuta mas, fazer o quê?, a cabeça pode não dar para mais mas os ouvidos são ambiciosos e eu gosto de estar em boa companhia musical enquanto para aqui  estou nesta conversa mole).

E já sabem: por favor relevem as gralhas que temo que tenham vindo em bando aqui pousar. É que não consigo rever o que escrevi e, durante o dia, também não conseguirei fazê-lo. Espero é que não sejam daquelas de arrepiar porque, se forem, só lá para a noite é que consigo aparar-lhes o cabelo (ia dizer torcer-lhes o pescoço mas esse espírito bélico não está com nada nem se coaduna com o espírito peace and love que caracteriza este meu ninho). 


Um dia feliz a todos. 
Saúde e alegria, minha gente.


          Yardsellr, The eBay For Facebook, Grows To 5 Million Strong, Rebrands; Launches Marketplace For Fashion   
 In November of last year, TechCrunch broke the news that Yardsellr, the eBay for Facebook (without the auctions), had raised $5 million in series A funding from Accel Partners. At the time, the investment seemed testament to the growing interest in the value of bringing eCommerce to Facebook in order to expose it to, you guessed it, your social graph. Since then, Yardsellr has mostly… Read More
          What Patriotic Means in Branding   

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

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自从HoloLens首次公布以来,微软已经与Unity Technologies合作,为其全息计算平台提供了支持。今天,在2017年的Unite Europe,微软Brandon Bray对此进行了详细的讨论,阐述Windows通用平台如何 […]
          The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts   
It's the end of the month and as I always do, I've put together a list of the most popular posts of the last 30 days. Take a look at the list and see if there is anything neat that you missed this month.

The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp starts in three weeks. There is still time to register. If you're a Mainer, email me for a special discount only available to schools in Maine.

Here are the most popular posts of the month:
1. New Grading Options in Google Forms
2. Six Types of Video Creation Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools
3. 4 Good Formative Assessment Tools for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1
4. Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum
5. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template
6. Make Stop Motion Videos On Your Chromebook
7. Grade Items in G Suite Side-by-Side With Otus
8. How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Docs
9. How to Move from Google Drive to One Drive
10. 12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Individual and group registration is still open for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp and the BYOD Camp. Register with a group and get a great discount!

Four online courses starting in July:
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          Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market   

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          TS252: Emirates, Hillary Clinton, Gay Marriage in AUS, Guests Danielle Schneider & Casey Wilson   
This week Bryan is sick of your Emirates travels being thrown in his face, while Erin is coming clean about squatting at her friends apartment. In other news, Hillary Clinton has pneumonia and ignorant fools across the nation have consequently branded her unfit for president. Have you seen the other guy? Also, marriage equality in Australia, though favored by the people, has parliament in a tizzy and subjecting the country to a useless plebiscite. Plus comedians Danielle Schneider and Casey Wilson are here and we dive deep into our Real Housewives obsession, their podcast Bitch Sesh, and their growing army of passionate listeners.
          2017 Ford Fusion S - Accident Free, Brand New at Used Pricing!- $23998   
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          On IIPM "Shutting Down"   
Recently a friend pointed out that next month would be 10 years since I made a post titled "The Fraud that is IIPM" on my little-read blog. He asked if I planned to make a 10 year anniversary post of sorts. I said I'd think about it. And now comes the news that IIPM is shutting down their campuses.
When I met Rashmi Bansal (who owned JAM whose post I linked to) in Manhattan earlier this year, she mentioned the possibility of something like this happening. She said the relentless bad press is taking its toll and some campuses were being closed even then.
It is difficult to put into words the full range of emotions I feel hearing this news. But the foremost is that this "victory", if you call it that, belongs primarily to people like Rashmi Bansal, Maheshwar Peri, and Anant Nath. They actually WERE sued by that odious company and they fought the legal battle without choosing to take the easy way out. They paid a lot, monetarily and emotionally, to expose the fraud.
I really didn't do too much. I wrote a post linking to a JAM story by Arjun Ravi on a blog that was read by maybe 2-300 people. When IIPM sent me a standard email they sent to threaten all bloggers who wrote against them, I ridiculed it on my blog. And when IIPM sleazily tried to drag my then employer IBM into it, I quit my job.
The "IIM dude quits IBM" factoid made for a catchy headline and the news went viral. Mainly because IIM and IBM are such huge brands. But the development didn't really "harm" me in the way a cursory reading of the headlines might suggest. Yeah, I quit that job, but within hours, I had two dozen interview calls and a few job offers, all of them unsolicited. Let's be honest. I was (am?) a privileged upper caste English speaking male in India with a prime resume painted as some sort of a hero by the media and the blogosphere. I was bound to land on my feet. And I did, really fast.
Eventually, as Arindam said last year to Shivam Vij on a news show, they chose NOT to follow through on their threat to sue me. If they had, I most certainly would've fought the case. Some reputed lawyers had offered their services pro bono if it came to that. And even if I had to do it on my own, I would've. As my mom and wife will tell you, I am very stubborn. smile emoticon
But it didn't happen. So other than the few hours of mild uncertainty after resigning from IBM, I came out of the experience unscathed and more or less smelling of roses. And with this "giant slayer" reputation that has continued since, and which has always made me very uncomfortable.
I took up a well-paying part-time job with IMS at an office 5 minutes from where I lived, making it clear to them that I'd be leaving for a PhD soon. The PhD plan is something I had made way back in my MBA days (in fact my IIML yearbook even mentions it). The IIPM threat just made me advance it to 2006 instead of 2008 when I had originally scheduled it for.
I got into a great PhD program at Penn State, and moved to the US, starting a new chapter of my life. IIPM became just a thing that I'd get emails and text messages about whenever they were in the news because of their latest PR disaster. Yes, I still got an occasional email threatening a lawsuit or an arrest (the last was in 2010 i think), but I just ignored them all and nothing really materialized.
Meanwhile, Rashmi, Maheshwar, Anant, and many wronged and cheated students fought on. They were made to navigate the complex and sometimes corrupt labyrinth of the Indian judicial system, responding to complaints from remote locations like Silchar! They kept the battle going.
So this news today of IIPM essentially shutting shop is their win. They deserve the credit, the kudos, the accolades, and everything else. In 2015, I'm as much of a bystander as the rest of you.

          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"

          Google Play summer sale includes discounts on games, movie rentals, and more   

Today, Google officially announced the Google Play summer sale for 2017. It kicks off leading into the July 4 weekend in the United States.

The sale itself will be running until July 6 for apps, games, books, and music, but will be live until July 13 for movies and television in [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

          Why EPL is Soccer and not Football: The Definitive Answer   
I have been in America for 6 years now, and will most likely spend my life here. Like almost all Americans, I refer to what is played in the NFL as football, and what is played in the EPL as soccer.

I don't like soccer. Have never liked soccer. Even as a kid growing up in India, decades before I even heard of the Superbowl or NFL, I found soccer an extremely boring sport. But this post is not about why soccer is so boring. This post isn't about the banality of a "sport" that features 90 minutes of ambling around, kicking around a ball, and scoring on an average just 1-2 times during the whole excruciating period. This post isn't about a sport where it is not considered shameful to feign injuries, where convincing playacting wins games, and where referees seem even more willfully clueless than the fake referees in WWE pro wrestling. This post isn't about the utterly fallacious argument "Soccer is the #1 sport in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome", that could also be extended to say "denying women rights and dignity is a practice prevalent in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome".

No, this post is about the name nonsense. You know, what the "real" football is. That what's played in EPL is the only sport that can and should be called football. That churlish notion is what this post is about.

In my academic, professional, and personal life, I have gotten to know about a dozen or so Europeans and a couple of South Americans well enough to call them friends. I have had countless conversations with them, over the course of which, I have referred to Europe and South America's favorite sport as "soccer" and not "football". No eyelids were batted. No corrections were demanded. No moronic "Call it football!!!" suggestions were made. I am sure all of them think of the sport as football. But they were normal people who had better things to do in life than split hairs over the name of a game. 

But I have lost count of the number of Indians who have, rather rudely and ignorantly, interrupted me or corrected me with the occasional use of profanity, and demanded that I not call the sport soccer. As they say, the newest converts are the most extremist. And most Indians who follow soccer are the archetypal new convert extremists. India is currently ranked 165 in FIFA rankings. Snowmen have a better chance of surviving months long cruises in hell than India does of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in this century. India's club soccer landscape is so dismal, that a documentary about it would look like Dystopian science fiction set in sub-Saharan Africa. I'm sure the bottled water budget of the newest IPL cricket team, the Pune Warriors, is more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India. Forget cricket, which is the king of sports in India. I'm sure that the revenue from the sales of Manchester United jerseys in Bombay is way more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India.

Despite the abysmal ranking and the tragic club scene, India has millions and millions of soccer fans! Or, as their hubris would force me to say, "football" fans. Now a non-Indian might wonder, how is it that a billion-strong country with millions of soccer fans is ranked lower than countries that don't even have populations close to a million? Why don't these Indian fans of the game go and watch local club soccer, support their teams, affect change and improve the fate of soccer?

The answer is simple. An overwhelming majority of self-proclaimed soccer fans in India are not really "fans" of the "sport" the way most people elsewhere are fans of sports. Scratch the surface and you'll realize that Indian soccer fans couldn't care less about the actual sport. They're just taken in by the aura surrounding the brands that European soccer has managed to cultivate and export. It's more about basking in the borrowed glory of Manchester United, Barcelona, etc. by paying ridiculous amounts of money to buy their jerseys and hats. Most Indian soccer fans couldn't tell you the difference between a banana kick and a banana split, or explain the offside rule. But they could identify the colors, logos, and brand endorsements of the top European club teams, and could tell you the keyboard shortcut to type Barca (the way any English-speaking person would type it) as Barça with that weird tail under the C to convince themselves they really know their stuff.

Well, they don't. Some do. A very few do. But most moneyed upper middle class Indians are just latching on to clubs from random European cities they couldn't even pinpoint on the map because they don't realize how completely they have been taken in by well-crafted marketing campaigns. These Indians spend more than a slum dweller's annual food budget on overpriced (but usually made in Bangladesh) jerseys, display logos on their facebook and twitter accounts, and go by nicknames like "gooner" as an expression of their utterly shallow new-convert extremism. Little wonder then, that despite dozens of European soccer clubs playing the game, 99% of Indian fans swear by one of 3 mega brands - Manchester United, Barcelona (sorry, Barça), and Arsenal.

And these Indian soccer fans are at the forefront of ignoring civility and rudely telling someone "y u call it soccer da? Call it football no macha!" and "LULWUT? y u watch rugby/NFL/AFL da? Dem no be football ra. Dey be hand-egg ra!" And of course, lazily forwarding this oh-so-cliched hand-egg picture; perfectly representative of Indian soccer fans' sporting ignorance and tendency to bask in borrowed glory - they can't even come up with their own clever rebuttals! But their ego grows a few precious microns as they do all this.

So then, which sport can stake claim to the name football? There's a short answer and a long answer. The short answer - Meh, who cares? A rose by any other name and suchlike. To give you an analogy, at any given moment, I can't tell you if I'll call India's biggest metropolis Bombay or Mumbai. I am Marathi, and in that language, we call it Mumbai. But I also grew up when the city's "official" name was Bombay and that's what we called it when speaking in English. In my mind, the names are synonymous. But there are a bunch of  folks as self-important, deluded, and rude as Indian soccer fans who can't abide by that. If they live in Shivaji Park or Goregaon, making someone say Mumbai instead of Bombay is the greatest Maratha achievement since the Battle of Wadgaon. If they live in South Bombay, making someone say Bombay instead of Mumbai is the greatest act of civil disobedience since the Salt Satyagraha. But the real answer, the short answer is - Meh, who cares?

The long answer is this. About soccer/football I mean, not that Bombay/Mumbai boondoggle. Rude soccer fans for some reason think of "soccer" as a word the Americans coined, and "football" as the pure true holy name that the noble Brits gave the sport. The long answer is vastly different. The answer steeped in history and etymology, not fallacious vapid logical shortcuts. Indian soccer fans simplistically say, as that hand-egg cliche denotes, that soccer is a game involving kicking a ball with the foot. NFL/Rugby/AFL involve carrying the ball by hands. Hence, FIFA/EPL is the "real" football. Done. Proved. Settled. QED. Elementary, my dear Watson!

Ah, Watson! Sherlock Holmes! Perfect segue!

Have you read the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter? Not one of my favorites, but useful here. Published in 1904. The captain of the Cambridge rugby team asks Holmes to locate a missing player on the eve of a crucial match against Oxford. In that story, the sport is referred to as just "football", sans any qualifiers on three separate occasions. It is also referred to once....only once as "rugger" (as opposed But more on that in a while). And as rugby, zero times.

So in the la-di-dah home of the sport, England, as a story written by one of the most famous English writers ever suggests, "football" was a term used to referred to rugby. The fact is, "football" was a generic name for a bunch of different sports, including rugby, gridiron football, soccer etc. Football was not exclusively identified even in England as the sport that is now played in the EPL. And although there isn't complete consensus on this, most scholars agree that the term "football" comes, not from kicking the ball with the foot, but the fact that the sport was played on foot. So rugby was football and soccer was football.

In fact the name soccer also originated in England (not in America!) - soccer originates from Association, because that variant of football was called association football. So soccer is the name the English came up with to explicitly distinguish the EPL/FIFA type from other types of football in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Across the pond in United States, once English colonies, they played mainly English sports in the 18th and 19th century. In fact, cricket was very popular before the civil war, and a team of top cricketers from England toured North America in 1859 and played in front of packed stands in Philadelphia, Hoboken, Rochester, Hamilton, and Montreal. But my cricket-loving mind digresses.

The point is, they played a lot of English sports in America those days. Including football - different types of football. If you look at the history of football, the basic point seems to be tolerance for variations. Why go into history? Even today, rugby union is markedly different from rugby league. So that kind of football, where you are on foot but carry the ball in your hands, got tinkered with in America as well. That tinkering led to what I think makes American Football so awesome - the forward pass. The pioneers were colleges who played each other in the 19th century. Finally in the early 1900s, an innovation on the scale of what IPL seemed in 2007, was made. The first ever Rose Bowl (known then as the East-West Football Game) was played between Stanford University and University of Michigan in Pasadena in 1902. That is, two years before Doyle wrote his story about the missing three-quarter.

So we can see that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the term "football" was used in America to describe what is now played in the NFL, and by AC Doyle to describe what we know as rugby. I am sure there are also instances of people using "football" back then to refer to what is now played in the EPL. I didn't look it up. Even reading about soccer makes me sleepy. But I am sure people used football to refer to soccer as well. That's the point. It was a generic term.

The 20th century progressed and progressed fast. For socio-cultural reasons I'd rather not go into, the football that became most popular in Europe and elsewhere was the variation that involved kicking the ball around. The football that became the most popular in America and somewhat popular in Europe (under the name Rugby) was the variation where you hold the ball in your hands and run. They're all football.


Well, the thing is, it's the Europeans who invented a different name for their kicking game - soccer. FIFA governs a sport that has two names, like the Bengali bhalo naam and daak naam if you will. Both names coined by the Brits. In America or in Canada, "gridiron" football was just called football. If you're in America, football is what's played in the NFL and Canadian football is what's played in the CFL. If you're in Canada, football is what's played in the CFL and American football is what's played in the NFL. By rights, Aussies should call AFL football too, but they call it "footy", maybe for the same bizarre reason they call barbecue "Barbie". Americans didn't need a second name for their favorite game the way Europeans needed it for their favorite game. Europeans who were into soccer were probably the ancestors of Indian soccer fans, insecure and unsure, and so came up with two names.

Why do I refer to the game in the EPL by the name soccer? In the immortal words of George Mallory, "because it's there!" The name soccer is out there, put out there by Europeans, and is understood worldwide as referring to the game that involves pretending to be hurt while taking leisurely strolls, once in a while prodding the ball into a disgruntled-looking net.

So why is the sport played in EPL/FIFA soccer and not football? Because if someone says football, it could mean one of several things. But if someone says soccer, it means only one game. The game where the highest trophy shouldn't be called Golden Boot, but Golden Actor Holding His Shin Pretending To Be Hurt.

          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I shook my head.

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

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

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

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

I meekly shook my head.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

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

We all took a step back.

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

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

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

"6 times as fair as..."

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

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

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


"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

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

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


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

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

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

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

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“I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.”
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People with family members who were killed by undocumented immigrants meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 29, 2017.

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While the Trumpian turmoil is new, past presidents’ attempts to compel localities to comply with federal policies have met with mixed success. A new report, “Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid & Lessons for the Trump Era,” from Jobs to Move America and the Center for Media and Democracy, details the 40th president’s efforts to stamp out the U.S. anti-apartheid movement by several means, including denying federal funds to cities and states that took actions against companies that did business in South Africa.

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Two years later, Baltimore, which had crafted a local ordinance requiring city pension funds to divest $1.1 billion from entities that did business with South Africa, also came under fire. The trustees of the pensions funds and the funds’ beneficiaries (who feared significant financial losses in the short timeframe the funds had to comply with the divestment ordinance) joined forces to take the city to court.

The State Department and the National Security Council submitted briefs supporting the trustees and beneficiaries. But Baltimore ultimately prevailed in the state courts, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. By 1991, nearly 100 cities in 28 states had taken a variety of actions against companies doing business in South Africa.

Although an early attempt by Trump to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities was roundly criticized as unconstitutional (the president aimed to usurp powers granted to Congress) and ultimately blocked by a federal judge, Republicans in Congress have stepped up to take their turn at the issue. Federal courts likely will have the final word on whether the federal government can compel states to assist in immigration enforcement activities or whether such provisions infringe on state powers.

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The “Reagan vs. Cities” report also notes that in addition to cutting off federal funds and other measures, Trump’s tactics include “a public relations strategy aimed at vilifying opponents.” The court of public opinion, however, isn’t always malleable. Reagan may have been the “great communicator,” but he was mostly unable to compel cities and states to abandon divestment and other economic strategies aimed at crippling South African apartheid. Trump, if anything, is more of a great alienator than communicator, who will ultimately run up against the numerical impossibility of deporting millions of undocumented people.

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          seventies flowers   

 Dress - Self-made
Shoes - Vagabond
Socks - Topshop
Sunglasses - Citymarket
Rucksack - Amazon

The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra is one of my favourite places in the city - and probably one of the places I've visited the most. These pictures are from two separate times and I went there yet again today and have even more photos I want to share now. It's been lovely seeing the progress of everything coming into bloom, seeing spring and summer arrive. Going at least once a month seems like a must just to see what's different every time. I just really love gardens. There's also been lots of plants I've either not seen before or don't know what they are, so my visits are clearly almost educational (if only I remembered all of the Latin names once I get back home).

A botanical garden seemed like the perfect place to take photos of this floral dress. I made it almost a year ago and never got around to either taking photos of or even wearing it that much. I used a 70s pattern (that I bought years ago in a charity shop!) and the fabric's from around the 70s as well. It's so comfortable, roomy, pretty and - most importantly - has pockets! I like wearing it without the belt too, but have been told it looks like a maternity dress when I do so (rude). As Portugal's gotten quite warm already, I feel too warm in this dress to wear it most days and am therefore kind of looking forward to the end of summer and cooler days. Only a little, though, and only because I want to wear this more often. Another new thing (relatively, since I bought these last summer and never featured them on the blog before) is the shoes. They're favourites too - I always love Vagabond shoes. I wish I had photos of them when they were brand new and without a scratch, but they do still look good. I feel like I don't wear any of my vintage or retro dresses as much as I used to these days, but I should definitely return to them!
          Micro Machines World Series review   

A couple of years ago, Codemasters attempted to revive the top down racing genre with Toybox Turbos. It was essentially Micro Machines, but without the license to call it Micro Machines and although the gameplay was basic, it managed to capture the essence of what made the original games so special.

The success of that release must have paid off because Micro Machines: World Series sees Codemasters reclaiming that famous name, although with it comes a lot of extra baggage, including some rather odd in-game design choices that fundamentally change the spirit of the series.

While Turbos was a charming nostalgia trip, World Series often feels calculated and almost soulless. Whatever deals were made with Hasbro for the Micro Machines name seem to have come at a price and Nerf branding is slapped liberally over the scenery and the UI. Familiar weapons from Toybox, the Tommy Gun, the Hammer and the Mines are rebranded as Nerf products, while countless Nerf guns litter the tracks and arenas. It all feels a bit like you're playing an advert rather than a game.

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          Acupuntura NÃO é Ato Médico!   
Diante das informações errôneas divulgadas pela mídia, que possui o papel de "instruir" a população, muitos leigos e até mesmo profissionais mau informados acham que atualmente a Acupuntura é exclusiva da classe médica. 

Infelizmente não podemos mais confiar naquilo que a mídia diz, porque seja por falta de informação (e de interesse em buscar a verdade) ou por interesse em beneficiar uma determinada classe ou grupo (no caso os médicos que contribuíram bastante para divulgar informações erradas), o conteúdo daquilo que é divulgado já não é mais selecionado, prejudicando a população e como no atual caso, diversos profissionais, em prol de sabe-se lá o que.

O ato médico (sim, em letras minúsculas) é um projeto de lei que irá regulamentar a medicina (por incrível que pareça, a medicina ainda não é regulamentada) e precisa ser aprovado em algum momento, porém não da forma que está, já que lesaria milhares de pessoas aumentando consideravelmente o índice de desemprego no nosso país e prejudicando em proporções absurdas a saúde da população.

Projetos de leis precisam ser aprovados diversas vezes antes de serem sancionados pela Presidência. E o ato médico não virou lei, não foi sancionado! 

O Conselho Nacional de Saúde deixa claro que as práticas integrativas e complementares a saúde, como a Acupuntura, são de caráter multiprofissional. Não há lei que regulamente a Acupuntura, e também não há lei que regulamente o seu uso exclusivamente pelos médicos.

Como não há lei, há Portarias, e em 3 de maio de 2006 foi criada a Portaria do Ministério da Saúde nº 971 que aprova a Política Nacional de Práticas Integrativas e Complementares no SUS; sendo que o TRF-1 afirmou através da sua imprensa que essa portaria está válida lembrando que a mesma segue a orientação da Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) que considera a Medicina Chinesa de caráter multiprofissional.

A prática da Medicina Chinesa tem esse caráter definido pela OMS, e tem sido assim pelo mundo afora. Mas então vem o brasileiro dizendo-se "preocupado com o bem-estar do povo" e decide monopolizar  algo que existe há mais de 5.000 anos e que nunca foi exclusivo de uma categoria profissional. Vale lembrar a esses pequenos "profissionais" que a Acupuntura vai MUITO além de inserir agulha!

Imagem: internet.

Abaixo, segue a matéria sobre o assunto publicada na Fisioterapia em Revista, pelo Crefito-3.

          Lombalgia: entenda os mecanismos que a causam e como o tratamento conservador pode ajudar.   
Atualmente a lombalgia, popularmente conhecida como dor lombar, afeta mais da metade das pessoas de forma constante. E até 85% da população terá essa dor em algum momento da vida.

Embora existam fatores psicológicos e sociais por trás de tal problema, o estresse mecânico sempre tem um papel importante no desenvolvimento do mesmo, e a fisioterapia é de extrema importância na atuação desse fator.

Mais da metade das lombalgias são idiopáticas, ou seja, sem causa definida. Mas dentro dos fatores que podem causá-la, podemos citar as hérnias de disco entre as principais causas, sendo a maior incidência na coluna cervical e lombar.

A hérnia ocorre quando as fibras do disco intervertebral, que contém o núcleo pulposo (substância que os forma), se rompem. A função dos discos é  absorver impactos do dia-a-dia, e podemos compará-los a uma bolsa de gelatina entre cada vértebra.


    Disco Intervertebral                                             Hérnia de disco
Independente de fatores externos, os discos começam a degenerar-se a partir dos 20 anos de idade. Mas fatores como o peso corporal, tensão nos ligamentos e músculos, pressão intra abdominal (conseguida também através de fortalecimento) e cargas externas contribuem para a preservação discal.

As sobrecargas na coluna fazem os discos perderem água (90% da sua composição) como um mecanismo de auto proteção. Ao aliviar a carga, a água é reabsorvida. Porém a sobrecarga contínua e o envelhecimento tornam esse mecanismo cada vez mais ineficaz, e os discos passam a diminuir sua capacidade de reabsorção de água (ficando desidratados e suscetíveis a lesões) e consequentemente de absorção de impactos.

Ao contrário do que se imagina, ficar sentado gera mais carga de compressão sobre a coluna do que manter-se em pé, sendo que manter a postura desleixada, mesmo que agradável, é um agravante para tal.

A nutrição dos discos é feita através de mudanças posturais. Por isso, manter-se fixo, independente do conforto, por longos períodos, é prejudicial.

Além da postura inadequada, movimentos súbitos ou excessivos, e o uso de apenas uma mão constantemente para carregar pesos predispõe a lesões na coluna. Um único e simples movimento com uma carga elevada pode ser o suficiente para que a lesão ocorra; ou ainda diversos movimentos com cargas pequenas.

Dentre os movimentos mais agressivos para os discos encontram-se os de rotação da coluna. Não que não devam ser feitos, mas durante exercícios é preciso a orientação de um bom profissional e no dia-a-dia devem ser realizados da forma menos brusca possível e nunca carregando-se cargas elevadas.

Aliás, a velocidade é praticamente decisiva na incidência da lesão discal. Quanto mais lento um movimento, menor a carga compressiva sobre a coluna.
E vibrações também são prejudiciais aos discos. Comuns em cadeiras de massagem, provocam uma piora considerável em quem se arrisca a resolver o problema sem orientação profissional.
Sendo assim, após explicações básicas sobre o mal que acomete uma boa parte da população, torna-se necessário explicar qual é o papel da fisioterapia dentro da lombalgia.

Pode-se dizer que a base para uma coluna sem dor é a estabilidade e a flexibilidade. Mas infelizmente o que parece simples não pode ser realizado de qualquer forma, porque o que é benéfico para uma pessoa sem dor pode piorar e muito um quadro onde já existe um problema.

O princípio do tratamento é o ganho de estabilidade para a coluna, que ocorre através da ativação de músculos específicos que irão aumentar a pressão intra abdominal (lembrando que essa pressão em excesso também provoca dor).

Vale explicar que esses músculos devem ser ativados o tempo todo, e para que isso ocorra faz-se necessário um foco em resistência (que fará com que mantenham-se contraídos por muito tempo sem fadigar) e não força, o que explica o índice de dor e lesões em atletas e praticantes de exercícios como musculação.

O famoso abdominal é importantíssimo para o ganho desse aumento de pressão. Entretanto, os convencionais, onde se realiza uma flexão total de tronco, independente das pernas estarem dobradas ou esticadas, geram uma carga de 3.000 Newton na coluna, o equivalente a 305,91 Kg (imagem 1). Em contrapartida, esses mesmos exercícios com o tronco fletido parcialmente diminuem a carga compressiva gerada (imagem 2).


Já a flexibilidade, ao contrário do que se pensa, não é sinônimo de alongamento. Ser flexível é conseguir mover todas as partes do seu corpo no limite máximo (o que não se consegue de um dia para o outro). O alongamento é um exercício para ganho de flexibilidade, porém implica em sustentar a posição por no mínimo trinta segundos. Mas quando o tecido neural (o tecido que recobre o nervo) ou o próprio nervo estão acometidos, fato comum nas hérnias discais, o alongamento agrava o quadro uma vez que estira o tecido e diminui o suprimento de sangue para uma região muito sensível e já danificada. Portanto, é preciso outro recurso, como a mobilização neural, para o retorno da flexibilidade sem danos adicionais.

Além das técnicas e recursos convencionais que a fisioterapia tem a disposição para o tratamento da dor lombar, seja ela idiopática ou secundária as hérnias por exemplo, pode-se citar o método Pilates, tão divulgado atualmente, como um excelente coadjuvante, desde que adaptado para cada necessidade e aplicado por um fisioterapeuta nos casos em que o objetivo é a reabilitação. Esse método trabalha com foco na ativação da musculatura profunda que estabiliza a lombar, movimentos suaves, e uma gama de abdominais com flexão parcial de tronco. Todavia, possui alguns exercícios agressivos e prejudiciais quando a instabilidade da coluna ainda é grande; além do foco em alongamentos que podem ser contra indicados.

Sendo assim, é de fundamental importância uma avaliação fisioterapêutica minuciosa para traçar-se o plano de reabilitação, além da adaptação de métodos parcialmente benéficos como o Pilates e a adição de outros recursos que se fazem necessários. Portanto, cuide da sua saúde buscando um tratamento individual e personalizado que fará toda a diferença no futuro.

Referência Bibliográfica:
Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica da coluna vertebral; 277 - 317. In: Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica Básica. Editora Manole. 2009: 5ª edição.

Referência para a conversão de Newton em Quilograma:

Imagens: Internet.

          Quem pode ministrar aulas de Pilates?   

Hoje falarei de um assunto que tem causado muita polêmica. Pelo menos é o que vejo nas páginas da internet, além da confusão entre clientes interessados em praticar o método. Afinal, quem pode ministrar aulas de Pilates?

Atualmente, a maioria dos cursos nacionais são apenas aos Educadores Físicos e Fisioterapeutas. Mas provavelmente ainda existam cursos para Bailarinos e outros profissionais da saúde. Porém independente disso, desde que o profissional tenha um certificado válido ele pode ser Intrutor de Pilates. Devemos apenas nos atentar com certificados estrangeiros não validados no Brasil, e isso vale para qualquer profissional.

Vale lembrar que a sucessora de Joseph Pilates foi bailarina, escolhida pelo próprio criador do método. Então precisamos aprender a respeitar os diversos profissionais ao invés de nos julgarmos melhores.

De qualquer forma, falarei quanto a fisioterapia, que é minha área de atuação. A maior briga que tenho visto são entre Educadores Físicos e Fisioterapeutas, que deveriam ser aliados e não inimigos. Mesmo porque quando uma pessoa recebe um atendimento interdisciplinar (diferentes profissionais interagindo entre si), ela passa a ter muito mais benefícios à saúde.

Toda a briga tem sido causada porque a Resolução CFEF nº 201, de 18 de março de 2010, diz que as evidências históricas e metodológicas definem Pilates como método e modalidade de ginástica, e usado da maneira original ou como modalidade de ginástica, atende aos propósitos da promoção, prevenção, proteção e recuperação da saúde, enquadrando-se portanto no controle ético profissional regulamentado da Educação Física. Sendo assim, essa resolução define o Pilates como método privativo do Professor de Educação Física. 

Porém a Resolução CREFITO nº 28, de 29 de janeiro de 2009, define que o uso do método Pilates como técnica de cinesioterapia (terapia através do movimento) requer conhecimentos que fazem parte das diretrizes curriculares dos cursos de Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional. Sendo assim, a utilização clínica do método se enquadra no âmbito do controle ético e profissional dessas profissões. Portanto, a utilização do Pilates como tratamento cinesioterapêutico funcional, mesmo que preventivo, cabe as Fisioterapeutas e Terapeutas Ocupacionais.

Antes que alguém comente que a Resolução do CREFITO é mais antiga, devo deixar claro que a data de uma Resolução não a torna inválida.

Li também alguns comentário de profissionais dizendo que para fazer Pilates com Fisioterapeuta é preciso pedido médico, e outros dizendo que nós não podemos atuar na prevenção. Ressalto que como vocês podem ler na matéria que postei neste blog denominada "Fisioterapia", nossa profissão é independente e o paciente não precisa de pedido médico para nos procurar (embora por burocracias isso aconteça nos planos de saúde, no atendimento particular não é necessário), lembrando que o mesmo têm uma diferença imensa com diagnóstico médico, fundamental para focar o tratamento e/ou excluir doenças e lesões. Ainda nessa matéria fica explícito nossas funções regulamentadas por Lei, e dentro delas a prevenção faz  parte tanto quanto a reabilitação.

E para finalizar esclareço que cabe a cada um, dentro da sua profissão, aplicar com competência métodos ou técnicas, com conhecimentos específicos, para atingir os objetivos do cliente.

Educador Físico e Fisioterapeuta atuam com prevenção, Educador Físico com condicionamento físico, e Fisioterapeuta com reabilitação. Cabe ao cliente procurar um profissional que possui competência para focar em seus objetivos, e principalmente cabe ao profissional indicar outro quando o objetivo do cliente não abrange a sua atuação. Infelizmente nem sempre isso acontece, mas atuar com responsabilidade traz muito mais satisfação, seja profissional, pessoal ou financeira, do que atuar com egoísmo fazendo aquilo que não lhe competi.



Imagem: Internet.
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Ever since I was a kid, I've always believed in a voice that's been with us long before we were born. It's a voice that gives us permission to believe that we are bigger than any challenge. Call it what you will: God, source, energy or gut - point is, this voice, whether we know it or not, is who we really are. It's our authentic self beyond all of life's conditioning. It took me a while to make sense of the voice, but as I look back and connect the dots, I can see what happened when I listened to the voice and when I didn't. In doing so, it helped me realize my own infinite power. It has helped me achieve some pretty amazing things, from starting my own company to launching a non-profit, to inspiring my two daughters to fearlessly take on their own challenges. It all centers around a very simple philosophy called Brave.

Brave is not about charging blindly into the fray or jumping out of an airplane. It's about having the courage to be who you are and living that truth in business and life. When you embrace your truth, you realize your purpose.

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          Kommentar zu Mit weniger Aufwand mehr erreichen – so funktioniert’s! von Gangolf Brand   
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          Adolescente autodidata de São José do Egito leva música do Sertão ao Canadá   
Quando era pequeno, o pernambucano Everson Heleno Aguiar costumava garimpar discos e filmes nas feiras livres de São José do Egito, no Sertão pernambucano, onde ele nasceu. Pechinchava junto aos comerciantes, recolhendo os vídeos de apresentações de violeiros e teleaulas de dedilhado ao violão. Nas noites de domingo, enquanto colocava as últimas aquisições do dia para tocar, começava a esperar pelo fim de semana seguinte. Vendo filmes e ouvindo discos, semana a semana, Everson aprendeu a tocar violão. Não imaginava que as cordas um dia o levariam ao Canadá.

Aos 17 anos, o mais novo dos três filhos de um casal de agricultores cursa o terceiro ano do ensino médio na Escola Técnica Estadual Célia Siqueira, em São José do Egito, no Sertão do Pajeú. Há anos, todas as manhãs, chega para a aula com o violão sobre os ombros. O instrumento só é deixado no armário quando a chuva desaba sobre a região, cobrindo de lama a Zona Rural do município, onde ele vive com a família - antes do rapaz lançar-se sobre os mais de 20 km que separam a residência e o centro de ensino, na garupa da motocicleta do pai. "O violão foi presente do meu irmão mais velho e não me separo dele para nada", conta. Foi em um de seus dias comuns, o violão nas costas, que recebeu a notícia: seria um dos dez primeiros estudantes pernambucanos contemplados pelo Programa Ganhe o Mundo Musical, oferecido pelo governo do estado a alunos da rede pública com habilidades musicais, e estudaria por cinco meses em Manitoba, no Canadá.

"O lugar mais distante de casa que eu conhecia era o Recife, porque uma das etapas de seleção para o intercâmbio foi uma entrevista no Conservatório Pernambucano de Música, na capital. Nunca imaginei viajar para fora do Brasil", lembra o estudante, que embarcou para o país estrangeiro em agosto de 2016. Para quem cresceu tomando emprestados violões de vizinhos e familiares na tentativa de desenvolver um talento inato, Everson se adaptou com facilidade às primeiras aulas formais de música na Brandon University - oferecidas em paralelo aos estudos regulares. "Ganhei técnica e teoria. É como se agora eu fosse capaz de realmente sentir a música, as notas, muito mais do que antes", avalia. O pernambucano foi acolhido pelo casal canadense Jennifer e Jared Jaffray e viveu com os filhos deles, os pequenos London e Paige, de 4 e 3 anos, respectivamente - 'eles me deram meses inesquecíveis", lembra.
A mais de 8 mil quilômetros da cidade de Brandon, o agricultor Heleno Cícero de Aguiar, 53, e a esposa, a agricultora Maria do Socorro da Conceição Aguiar, 50, aprenderam com o filho a manusear um tablet antes da partida dele – foi o canal de comunicação da família durante o intercâmbio. "Criei os perfis deles no Facebook, para me enviarem mensagens. De primeira, não queriam que eu fosse. Eles tinham muito medo, era tudo novo, desconhecido. Depois concordaram, ficaram mais tranquilos porque prometi me comunicar. Mas foi muita saudade...", conta. Ele ainda se emociona ao resgatar a separação da família, sobretudo do pai, a quem é especialmente apegado.

A permissão para o carimbo no passaporte de Everson teria sido, além de um gesto de esperança quanto aos sonhos do filho, um voto de confiança na escola em que ele estuda: o gestor da ETE Célia Siqueira, Niedson Amaral, tornou-se agente decisivo na missão de convencer o casal de agricultores sobre o valor daquela oportunidade. Foi Niedson quem conduziu o garoto muitas vezes ao Recife nos meses anteriores à viagem, a fim de resolver toda a burocracia necessária ao embarque internacional. "Acompanhei os pais na partida e no retorno, no aeroporto. Nesse intervalo, Everson amadureceu longe de casa de maneira perceptível. Sempre foi um menino curioso, interessado em aprender. Mas agora é menos tímido, tem mais segurança para tomar decisões. Isso transformou o receio dos pais em gratidão", testemunha. Na Célia Siqueira, três estudantes participaram do Ganhe o Mundo em 2015, outros três embarcaram em 2016. Em 2017, serão 13 representantes em países como Canadá, Chile e Estados Unidos, entre os 450 alunos.

"Eu tenho o sentimento de quem não sabe nem como agradecer a Deus. Não existem as palavras para isso... para um pai que sempre foi agricultor, que sempre foi pobre, e ver seu filho ganhar uma chance que ele mesmo nunca poderia dar", diz Heleno Cícero, escolhendo as frases com cuidado, cutucando a emoção. "Com pouca instrução", como ele descreve a si mesmo e a esposa, Heleno e Maria do Socorro criaram três filhos em São José do Egito. O mais velho, Emerson Heleno, estuda engenharia em São Paulo, enquanto o filho do meio, Vanderson Heleno, cursa engenharia no Recife. "Eu quero ser engenheiro também. Ou talvez eu seja repórter, porque sempre gostei das coisas que um repórter faz", diz Everson, reestabelecido em casa após o intercâmbio, de onde regressou em janeiro, assim como outros mais de mil estudantes da rede estadual de ensino contemplados no programa em 2016.

E a música? A pergunta surge inevitável e flutua à sua frente. "Sobre a música eu nem tenho o que dizer. O violão é a única coisa de que eu tenho certeza nessa vida. O violão me deu tudo isso, essa aventura toda. Independentemente de ser engenheiro ou jornalista, nunca vou deixar de tocar", reflete. É com o instrumento nos ombros que Everson volta todas as noites ao Sítio Borges, onde sua viagem a outro mundo virou lenda e onde seu domínio sobre as seis cordas encanta os agricultores de São José do Egito, preenchendo o silêncio que têm as noites do Sertão. (Diário de Pernambuco/ Fotos: Rafael Martins DP)

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Aston Martin's wildest-ever car - the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan - has been taken to breathtaking new extremes with a performance upgrade package developed by the luxury marque's new performance brand, AMR. Making its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro sports extensive aerodynamic enhancements and shortened gearing to produce increased downforce, greater responsiveness and reduced lap times - improvements that underline its status as one of the world's most extreme and exclusive track cars.

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          Opening Finals: Day Two, Top 6 WRs   
June 30 -- Scout's Greg Biggins and Brandon Huffman take a look at the top six wideouts from day two at the 2017 Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon...
          Motion Graphics Design Manager (Gibraltar) - XCM Rock - Gibraltar   
Ability to create simple, engaging web graphics. Sign off) all Motion Graphics design deliverables to ensure all content is complying with Brand guidelines and...
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          Explore all things Italian at Tasty Venues   
BRANDON — As an only child growing up in Sorrento, Italy, Cinzia Cripe recalls her parents' mandate that she grow up to be "someone important." To them that meant she needed to earn a doctoral degree.
          Why the SYFY rebrand avoided traditional genre visuals   
Designers share how the science fiction and fantasy channel found a way to connect with its broad audience.
          Robert Baust: Abschied nach neun Jahren   

Als Co-Trainer der jüngsten Akademie-Mannschaften, der U13 und der U12, hat Robert Baust in den vergangenen neun Jahren so manche Talente kommen und gehen gesehen. Einige heutige Profis wären ohne ihn und seinen langjährigen „Chef“ Michael Kunzmann eventuell gar durchs Raster gefallen. Nun verlässt der 54-Jährige seinen Herzensverein.

So ganz hat sich Robert Baust noch nicht an die neue Situation gewöhnt. Vor allem die Montage verwirren den langjährigen Akademie-Trainer, der mit dem bisherigen U13-Cheftrainer Michael Kunzmann ein sehr erfolgreiches Gespann gebildet hat. Neun Jahre lang standen für Baust und Kunzmann immer am Montag gemeinsame Telefonate oder Treffen an, um die Trainingswoche zu planen und das vergangene Wochenende zu besprechen. Doch nun verlässt Baust den Verein, und Kunzmann wechselt auf die Stelle als Individualtrainer für die U13 und die U12.

Zu besprechen gab es an jenen Montagen seit dem Sommer 2008, dem Jahr, in dem Baust zur TSG stieß, so einiges. Zuvor war der heutige Dielheimer als DFB-Stützpunkttrainer in Steinsfurt tätig. Dort lernte er auch Kunzmann kennen, und beide merkten sofort, dass sie auf einer Wellenlänge lagen. „Wir haben ein ähnliches Verständnis von Fußball und haben uns da immer sehr gut ergänzt“, erklärt Baust.

Zunächst „Co“ bei der U12

Gemeinsam ging es für die beiden zur Saison 2008/09 zur TSG. Der damalige Koordinator für den Aufbaubereich, Xaver Zembrod, kannte die Trainer bereits vom Stützpunkt und überzeugte sie schließlich vom Wechsel. „Damals hat man gespürt, dass eine Aufbruchstimmung im Verein herrschte“, sagt Baust.

Während Kunzmann die U13 übernahm, war der gebürtige Wieslocher zunächst an der Seite von Frank Reinke, der als Dritter im Bunde vom Steinsfurter Stützpunkt zur TSG gekommen war, für die U12 zuständig. „Ich wollte aber gerne wieder mit Michael zusammenarbeiten“, erinnert sich Baust. Nach zwei Jahren erfolgte dann der Wechsel zu Kunzmanns U13, für die Baust bis zum Ende der vergangenen Saison als Co-Trainer verantwortlich war.

Erinnerungen an Neubrandenburg und Rangnick

Wenn Baust auf die Entwicklung des Vereins und der Jugendarbeit während der vergangenen Jahre zurückblickt, schwingt nicht nur Nostalgie, sondern zurecht auch etwas Stolz mit. „Am Anfang haben wir bei großen Turnieren gegen den Nachwuchs anderer Bundesligisten keine Chance gehabt. Von Jahr zu Jahr sind wir aber besser geworden.“ Sportliche Höhepunkte waren für den 54-Jährigen die Turniersiege bei den inoffiziellen Deutschen U13-Hallenmeisterschaften in Neubrandenburg in den vergangenen beiden Jahren. „Zwei Mal hintereinander vor 3.000 Zuschauern das Turnier zu gewinnen, war schon etwas Besonderes.“

Abseits von Titeln und Toren erinnert sich der 54-jährige ehemalige Oberligaspieler der SG Heidelberg-Kirchheim, des VfB Eppingen und des VfL Neckarau besonders gerne an die Mannschaftsreisen nach Katar oder den Austausch mit Ralf Rangnick. „Wir hatten damals regelmäßig Schulungen, bei denen wir unglaublich viel gelernt haben. Das war eine tolle Zeit“, so Baust.

„Haben nicht ein Mal gestritten“

Zu dieser tollen Zeit habe jedoch vor allem die enge und harmonische Zusammenarbeit mit Kunzmann aber auch mit dem langjährigen U13-Betreuer Jürgen Weber beigetragen, wie Baust betont. „Wir haben uns in all den Jahren nicht ein Mal gestritten.“ Das Trainerduo Kunzmann/Baust war sich auch häufig bei der Bewertung von Spielern einig. „Wir haben auch andere Dinge in Spielern gesehen – etwa ob die Spieler Typen sind, die Wille mitbringen.“

Spieler wie die heutigen Profis Philipp Ochs oder Benedikt Gimber wären woanders aufgrund körperlicher oder technischer Defizite durchgefallen, erzählt Baust. „Dass die beiden solch eine Entwicklung genommen haben, freut einen dann natürlich ungemein.“

Techniktraining im Fokus

Mit technischen Defiziten waren die Nachwuchstalente bei Baust genau an der richtigen Adresse. Im täglich Training legte der frühere Verteidiger viel Wert auf Technikschulung. „Daran habe ich mit den Jungs immer sehr pedantisch gearbeitet. Ballannahme, Finten oder auch mal Hüftdrehstöße – all so was habe ich immer wieder üben lassen.“

Die Leidenschaft fürs Trainieren ist bei Robert Baust nach wie vor zu spüren – genauso wie die Verbundenheit zur TSG. Unmittelbar eine neue Aufgabe will der Familienvater nicht übernehmen. „Aktuell habe ich das nicht vor, aber man kann natürlich nie wissen, was kommt.“ Bei einer Variante würde Baust aber höchstwahrscheinlich schnell wieder schwach werden. „Ich würde gerne wieder was zusammen mit Michael machen.“ Dann wären Baust und Kunzmann, die beiden Brüder im Geiste, wieder vereint.

          Brand Associate - Maclaren - Norwalk, CT   
Careers @ MACLAREN Founded 70 years ago as a British aviation company, Maclaren has been the leading parenting brand for 50 years and is the creator of the...
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The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

Cardinal George Pell is the third-most powerful official in the Catholic Church as head of the Vatican’s finances. And he’s just been charged multiple sexual assaults in his native Australia. I think it’s time to play this song again.

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky signs into law a bill allowing Bible classes in public schools. I’m sure that not far behind are classes on the Qu’ran, the Bhagvat Gita, Dianetics, and the Books of Bokonon. Any day now.

ProPublica reveals “a trove” of Facebook’s internal documents showing its secret guidelines for determining what is and is not hate speech, and thus able to be censored. And some of it is frankly disturbing:

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. ... White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected. 

Adi Robertson at The Verge notes that Facebook’s task is more or less impossible:

If the company decides to promote a positive social environment without taking clear political sides, it will trend toward a faux neutrality where “hate” is any negative opinion, punishing people who criticize the status quo. But if it admits to an ideological bent, it will have to start formulating political stances on which groups worldwide deserve the most protection from hate. The more social responsibility it accepts, the more liable it is for failing to police its users, and the more power it has to control speech — not just comments to other users, but personal timeline posts or photographs. 

Oh, hey hey hey, make sure you dig the latest Cause & Effect newsletter. It’s got international news, SCOTUS news, and not all of the news is bad!

CFI’s Benjamin Radford is on the panel for a discussion about psychics (along with a bunch of alleged psychics) on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Another “psychic,” Michelle Marks of Dixon, Illinois, is arrested for “exploitation of an elderly person and multiple weapons charges.” Wow she was busy!

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain wanted to see if atheists in Western Europe were more or less closed-minded than the religious. And that’s what they found, more or less:

Atheists tended to show greater intolerance of contradiction, meaning when they were presented with two seemingly contradictory statements they rated one as very true and the other as very false. They also showed less propensity to be able to imagine arguments contrary to their own position and find them somewhat convincing.

A group of scientists and other figures sign on to an initiative called Mission 2020, intended to get greenhouse gas emissions to “curve downward” by 2020, because failing that, the goals of Paris become unattainable. While it’s noble, I am skeptical. Especially after my Point of Inquiry interview with Elizabeth Kolbert earlier this month.

Undaunted by my kind of despair, a “global covenant of mayors” pledging to meet the goals of the Paris accord has brought on board more than 7400 cities.

Cleve Wootson at WaPo introduces us to Michael Tate Reed, the guy who keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments monuments, as he did in Arkansas yesterday:

[In 2014] He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and released under an agreement that required him to continue treatment. He sent a rambling letter to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health issues. 

Speaking of which, Joseph Frankel at The Atlantic looks at how the phenomenon of “hearing voices” in one’s head—which is sometimes what makes people think they’re psychic, and others say they’re psychotic—may be more common than once thought, and also may be more controllable:

These experiments suggest that auditory hallucinations are the result of the mind failing to brand its actions as its own. Watching what the brain does during these hallucinations may clarify how that works, and what differences in the brain create these experiences. ... Drawing a parallel with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the [researchers] are interested in the extent to which the psychics they saw “might occupy the extreme end of a continuum” of people who hear voices. 

The Mormon Church is taking bold strides into the latter half of the 20th century, offering paid maternity or parental leave to church employees and (hold on to your butts) allowing women to wear pants.

A California health department report says that 111 people have chosen to take their own lives in the first six months of the state’s right-to-die law. 

Uranus isn’t just odd because its name makes you chuckle (which is why I must pronounce it “YURen-uss,” not, you know, the other way). It’s on a crazy 98-degree axis, and its magnetic shield is all wobbly.

When there’s somethin’ strange…in the neighborhood…who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force! They ain’t afraid o’no phi pob. 

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is a fun, scientific, educational museum experience for the whole family! Oh wait, the city wants them to pay a “safety assessment fee”? I meant to say, it’s a ministry. So, sorry. Exempt. Phew! I mean, “amen.”

My home state of Maine gets its first case of measles in 20 years. Oh god I hope it’s not me! 

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          Portland brewers applaud industry's new 'independent' label — but it's far from unanimous   
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          #TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador: Jacques Fagan   

Jacques Fagan is no unknown name in the South African fitness industry. He is a previous WBFF pro and #TeamTrifocus brand ambassador. He owns his own fitness studio. Jacques has one of the best physiques in the fitness indstury and is one of the most professional athletes around. We catch up with him to find out more about his […]

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          Mens Rocco Super T Relaxed Dark Ink Skinny Jeans   
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          Mens Skinny Lin Jeans, Blackened Indigo Blue Denim    
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          walgreens / rite aid merger terminated!   

Walgreens is scrapping its deal to buy all of Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort seemed doomed by antitrust regulators.

Instead, Walgreens will buy about half of the over 4,500 Rite Aid stores, making Walgreens the largest pharmacy chain in the country but leaving Rite Aid as a regional chain. The 2,186 stores Walgreens agreed to buy are mainly in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Rite Aid said.

Walgreens had been waiting for months to see whether the FTC would try to block the planned acquisition of Rite Aid. The original agreement would have been for about 3,336 stores "making this agreement about one-third smaller and more likely to pass regulatory scrutiny in our view," Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a note to clients.

Walgreens said in a statement that it will begin acquiring the Rite Aid stores and related assets over a period of approximately six months, and intends to convert the stores to the Walgreens brand over time.

The FTC will end its review of the previous merger agreement and start an investigation of the new deal for stores and and assets to determine whether competition is harmed.

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START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook ( # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7   
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS Demo Now Available on All Platforms Larkspur, Calif. – June 29th, 2017 – Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The embodiment of “construction meets corruption,” Constructor empowers the player as a budding property tycoon on a mission to build a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others. Murder, arson, extortion, and sabotage are all tools at your disposal in this ultimate fight for power. Gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sample the delights of Constructor in a free demo available now on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox Live, allowing a full playthrough of the 40-minute tutorial, followed by 12 minutes of uninterrupted fun in the single-player mode of this cult British classic, with unlimited replays available. PlayStation 4 Demo:!/en-us/games/constructor-demo/cid=UP2047-CUSA08578_00-CONSTRUPS4USDEMO Retail edition exclusively at GameStop: About System 3 Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognised as one of the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts year on year. From early 8-bit Commodore 64 and the Sinclair Spectrum machines, through the days of 16-bit Commodore Amiga and Atari ST formats right up to and beyond the phenomenal Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox console boom, the company has brought a unique gaming style to new formats as and when they enter the market. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving British Independent Publisher from those grass roots years. System 3 produces games for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows®-based personal computers and smart phones. 2017 marks System 3′s 35th anniversary. About Deep Silver Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit
          Rewriting History   

“Always known for her unique brand of tact, my nan doctored this photograph from my christening by replacing my dad’s face with my sister’s. This was done after my parents’ divorce. Whenever I would ask my nan about this photo, she would say, ‘Your dad? No I don’t think he was there on that day.'”...

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          Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: The network keeps moving right   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

Update: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have agreed to part ways.

MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. Climate denier and Iraq War booster Bret Stephens is just the latest right-wing hire at the network.

In recent months NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has overseen a hiring spree of right-wing pundits and former Fox News personalities. The stable includes Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Sykes, Greta Van Susteren, and George Will. They join other conservatives at the network: Elise Jordan, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Rick Tyler, Nicolle Wallace, and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough. This is to say nothing of NBC News contributor and Trump apologist Mark Halperin; and given their frequent appearances, it may be just a matter of time until David Frum, a speechwriter for then-President George W. Bush, former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card, and neocon Bill Kristol join the network as well.

Compared to CNN’s boorish Trumpists or the state media apparatchiks at Fox News, the common thread among MSNBC conservatives is a certain pretentious shine. They’re frequently just arguing that President Donald Trump is the wrong type of conservative, when in fact Trump is the apotheosis of everything conservatism has been careening toward for some time. (The exception is Hugh Hewitt, who is now just a huge Trump booster after vacillating during the campaign.) 

Many of these hires have direct, intimate connections to Bush, the most disastrous president in decades. Card, Frum, Jordan, and Wallace worked in the Bush administration, and Stephens, Kristol, Will, Scarborough, and Hewitt were all huge cheerleaders for the Iraq War. And that history matters. Two major media institutions, including a newspaper of record, are now paying Stephens essentially just to troll liberals with climate denial and to push America towards a war with Iran.

You can separate Lack’s hiring spree into two buckets: pundits and brands. Neither offer much value in the long run. In this media environment, opinions are cheap (including mine!). Everyone has one and most of them stink. There’s no long-term return on opinions (and no lack of people wanting to get on TV to share theirs).

Adding brands like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren is equally pointless. It’s no wonder that both of these shows have failed. There’s simply no audience for them outside the Fox News bubble. Particularly with Kelly, NBC News executives seem completely unaware that her entire show at Fox News was built around racial dog-whistling (with occasional moments of bucking the party line).

Also, as Ryan Grim noted, it is the progressive shows that Lack hasn’t touched that are succeeding the most.

Rather than spending all this money on right-wing pundits and big names, the true value-add for news networks now is reliable and aggressive journalism. That’s hard to do. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming. But it’s ultimately what will define NBC News and MSNBC.

          Annexationism among Cubans   
Annexationism among Cubans HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 29 de Junio de 2017 – 00:20 CEST. A group of Cuban intellectuals gather at Cuban TV’s Round Table (a misnomer) to analyze (once again) Donald Trump’s alteration of America’s policies towards the Cuban Government. They insist on accusing US leadership of harboring annexationist intentions, […]
          Senior Account Executive- Writing - Newell Brands - Alberta   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
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          Limburg zet veiligheidsdrone in voor politie- en brandweerdiensten   

De provincie Limburg zet vanaf volgend jaar een veiligheidsdrone in ter ondersteuning van alle Limburgse politie- en brandweerdiensten. De drone kan onder meer gebruikt worden om vermiste personen te zoeken, grootschalige incidenten in kaart te brengen, cannabisplantages op te sporen en om overzichtsbeelden van massabijeenkomsten te leveren.

          Senior Account Executive- Eastern Region-Consumer & Commercial Solutions - Newell Brands - Nova Scotia   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
From Newell Brands - Thu, 11 May 2017 19:45:34 GMT - View all Nova Scotia jobs
          Manual Ute Driver   
VIC-Campbellfield, Programmed Skilled Workforce are currently seeking an experienced MANUAL Delivery Driver to work across various sites in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Our client is one of Australia`s leading brands in plumbing supplies. This role will see you working in a small team assisting with warehouse tasks, general housekeeping, manually loading and unloading supplies for delivery and operating the MA
           British Airways cabin crew begin 2-week strike in pay dispute    
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and...
          Signature Floral Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch   
Signature Floral Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch

Signature Floral Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch

Signature Florals have become synonymous with the Olivia Burton brand. Featuring anemones, peonies and butterflies - this 38mm-wide Big Dial is cute feminine and pretty as a picture! The floral printed dial colours perfectly compliment the soft Dusty Pink leather strap. 

          Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 47 and 48   

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri and Susebron started on that baby-making project for reals, while Lightsong had nightmares and Vivenna got serious about learning how to Awaken (and got a lecture on theory for her pains). This week, Lightsong gets serious about his responsibilities as a god, while Siri and Seb […]
          XEROX PAPER PRE PUNCHED - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | ALL BRAND NEW XEROX COPY PRINTER PAPER2500 Sheets Per Box All Brand New Pre Punched 3 HolesVery High Quality PaperGreat For The Small Business Home Office Or DaycareOr Just Your Everyday Need For Printer Paper AS ALWAYS GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDINGBID HIGH Lot 4710
          Twitter’s Prager: Video Gives Advertisers Premium Safety   
CANNES — Twitter says it wants to help down-play shady user-generated content (UGC) in the advertising offerings it serves up to big agencies. in this video interview with Beet.TV, Twitter agency development director Stephanie Prayer says the network is trying to soothe brands’ concerns over the safety of environments in which ordinary folk publish their own [...]
          Neue Kaspersky-Suite für alle Geräte: Mit CHIP kommen Sie günstig an die Vollversion   
Das CHIP-Magazin Ausgabe 8/2017 hält ab 7. Juli eine ganz besondere Vollversion für Sie parat: Mit dem Magazin erhalten Sie den umfangreichen Schutz des brandneuen Kaspersky Security Cloud. Das Besondere: Die Software schützt Sie nicht nur unter Windows, sondern auch unter macOS, Android und iOS effektiv gegen alle aktuellen Bedrohungen. Wir stellen
          Tuesday Night Special Auction Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical - Brand New Inventory, Parts and Equipment Auction #22 - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | Tuesday Night Special MRO Maintenance Repair Operations Equipment New Location Owner ordered business inventory liquidation Questions Call Vance 816 872 2954 Lot 1590 3MIJ Aqua PureIJ Water So
          BC Artwork Graces the Mint’s Brand New Glow-in-the-Dark Toonie   

Visit for the full postWith Canada Day and Canada 150 celebrations on the horizon, look for My Canada, My Inspiration coins in your own pocket change, as the entire series is now in circulation. Additionally, Vancouverites have the chance to exchange their old toonies coins for a sparkling new 2017 MCMI edition at a […]

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           C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used   
 C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

Canon C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used 3 months warranty Comes with: Original box Instructions 1x CA-A10 Ac Adaptor 1x BP-A30 Battery 1x CG-A10 Dual Battery Charger Top handle LCD Screen Control panel All leads   The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.    Supreme 4K image quality and versatility With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD,withup to 15 stops of dynamic range,the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The cameraoffers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality,recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™  media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder,offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally,the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.    The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.   To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include,enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go.     Instant integration into professional workflows Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality.The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, andXF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording,both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use.Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production,with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD. The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camerais also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly widerthan previous Cinema EOS cameras.The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16 or 24 bitand 48 kHz.   Designed for versatility The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode.Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi controlalso enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.   The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.   Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today.For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount,to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or tothe industry standard PL mount, as a service option .    

          Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shop - Cuba MO - Tuesday June 13th, 2017 - BCL Auction: Bill Cockrum Liquidations, LLC   
- Cuba MO - Tuesday June 13th, 2017 - BCL Auction: Bill Cockrum Liquidations, LLC | Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream ShopOnline Auction Starts 06 13 2017 10 03 Closing begins 07 06 2017 10 03 nbsp Go to Auction nbsp Register NowFeatured Items DESCRIPTION KOOLER ICE KI810 ICE AND WATER VENDING MACHINEBRAND MODEL KOOLER ICE KI810ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SN 294013012 1 PHASE 220 VOLT 80 8 AMP SERVICE MFG 2012 850 LB STORAGE BIN CAN MAKE UP TO 70 BAGS OF ICE OVER NIGHT WILL DISPENSE 1 TEN POUND BAG OF ICE IN 10 SECONDS SIZE 52 X 134 X 111 TQTY 1 DESCRIPTIO
          Hibachi Grill - Webster Groves MO - Thursday June 29th, 2017 - Top Shop Auctions, Inc   
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          Comment on Directorio by IOI Mystery   
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          Winning Brands Corp. (WNBD: OTC Pink Limited) | Tier Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Winning Brands Corp. (WNBD: OTC Pink Limited) - Tier Change - The symbol, WNBD, no longer is classified as OTC Pink No Information. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, WNBD resides in the OTC Pink Limited tier. You may find a complete list of tier changes at
          Nails for a Bachelorette!   

Like most girls, I'm always tuned in to each week of the Bachelorette. Since every guy seems to LOVE Emily Maynard, I decided that I need to follow any beauty tips she may have! That's when I became obsessed with her whitish/pink nail polish that she wears through the whole season! I did some research and found out that Emily wore Essie Brand polish in "Fiji" during the season with Brad. She also loves CNDc Shellac Nails in Romantique, which looks gorg!  Would love to know what you think!I've been getting lots of compliments on the color, perhaps I'm on my way to being the next bachelorette! :)

          Stitch Fix   

My super trendy friend, Alicia,  was raving about her newest find- Stitch Fix, over lunch last week. I was instantly excited, but also sad-that it wasn't me that thought of this awesome idea! Members of Stitch Fix, create an online account and then answer a slew of questions designed to tease out their preferences in style, color, fabric and price. The company, which partners with more than 100 brands, then mails customers five clothing and accessory items that are carefully chosen by stylists according to those preferences. It's like Birchbox for your closet! You pay $20 per month, but that then goes towards the clothes that you choose to keep and you send the rest back. There's also a facebook page to take pictures of your outfits, and I haven't seen any duplicate items from Stitch Fix users! It's a personal shopper that comes right to your door. I'm anxiously awaiting my August fix!

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          PSSSSSST Dry Shampoo Debate- Part Deux   


I think I found the be all and end all of dry shampoos! I was recently in a charity fashion show and was sharing my love of dry shampoo to the hair stylist that was volunteering for the day. He told me that most runway shows use dry shampoo on their models to get lots of volume that last and they always use the brand, PSSSSSST! Yes, the old school, original dry shampoo that has made a comeback! I love it and sometimes even use it on days that I washed my hair but want a little "pump"
 So far I've spotted it at Rite Aid and Ulta...around $5.00

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          Wise Ape, A Performance Tea Company, Announces Partnership With National Brain Tumor Society   

MARLTON, NJ--(Marketwired - June 29, 2017) - Wise Ape, an innovative performance tea company and lifestyle brand committed to providing health conscious consumers with access to uniquely developed and all-natural tea products, this week proudly announced they have established a partnership with the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community. NBTS is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors.

          Meet GLAMOUR's brand new cover star: Emily Ratajkowski   

She talks feminism, aspirations and her 'insta-perfect life'...

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          tomfun on "FS: Wahoo Element Bolt Brand New."   


          albash82 on "FS - Santa Cruz Hightower CC XL X01 Eagle, Sriracha Red"   

Selling my Hightower bought new in October '16.

I ran it with some different components, so i've stated the parts that are hardly, or not used at all.

Frame: XL CC Hightower, Red. Invisiframe'd, has a few little scuffs in the wrap, mainly near the LH crank on the downtube, this is a bubble-patch in the Invisi. A little chip in the paint on chainstay & on the seat-tube, I carelessly fitted a bottle cage & the bottle rubbed a little circle in the paint. General light scratches etc..
Fork: Pike RCT3 140mm Boost. **Brand new (I used a different fork).
Shock: Monarch RT3 - Only lightly used (3 rides) - I used a different shock.
Bar - Santa Cruz Carbon Riser 35 dia, 800mm. Few scratches.
Stem - Burgtec Enduro 35 dia, 50mm - **Brand new (I ran my old Chromag).
Headset - Hope, new bearings just fitted.
Grips - SC Palmdale Black **Brand new (I ran something else).
Wheels - Hope Pro 4 / WTB i-29 Asym - Have scratches and scrapes, but are true. Set up tubeless with new sealant
Tyres - Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.3 3C/DHR II 2C TR (**2C is brand new, 3C is very lightly used & I know the photos show 3C on the back, I'll swap).
Groupset - X01 Eagle - Rear mech has a few scratches, but is straight. Gears shift perfect (new cable). SRAM carbon cranks are only lightly used, as I ran my old RF cranks for most of the time. Chain & cassette have lots of life left.
SRAM Guide RSC 180/180. Levers have a few scratches
Seatpost - Reverb Stealth 170mm.
Seat - WTB Volt - **Brand new.

Overall, as the pics show, it's a great looking, top level bike in almost A1 condition.
I'm asking £4500 ono (RRP £5699)

          bluemoon1981 on "Cotic Solaris max frame, headset, bb for sale"   

bluemoon1981 - Member
Due to other commitments I'm selling my 3 month old Cotic Solaris max frame
It's black with orange and it's a size m
Had m3 protection put on so frame is like nearly new.
Comes with cane creek headset, shimano bb, orange Hope seat clamp and original receipt.
Can sell a brand new orange Hope headset for it for £50 extra
Looking at 499 including free delivery.
Email me at for photos


          Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Could Ship With New ISOCELL Dual Camera Technology   
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Could Ship With New ISOCELL Dual Camera Technology Samsung is officially owns an image sensor brand. Adding to its many product segments—smartphones, televisions, displays, washing machines, and the list goes one—Samsung today introduced its image sensor brand called ISOCELL at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. Fittingly enough, the new brand is named after Samsung's own ISOCELL
          Nike, Adidas or Under Armour? Who wears what in FBS – 2017 edition   

There was once a time when Reebok was a giant of the college apparel industry. That brand is now extinct, and another one is on its way to joining them. Now in its fourth year, FootballScoop’s Who Wears What study is an exercise that tracks changes in the college apparel industry, changes that often seem […]

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          Smoking Popes play new song “Little Lump of Coal” on Live From The Rock Room   
Chicago pop-punk veterans the Smoking Popes recently appeared on Live From The Rock Room, and they played a brand new song called “Little Lump of Coal”. Check the video out below. According to the band, “This is a protest song against Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and his agenda to resuscitate the American coal industry”. They […]
          DS Exclusive: FastFade (Skate Punk) Premieres EP “Side Effects”   
This tremendous trio from London, England plays a recognizable brand of skate punk, drawing influence from 90’s legends like NOFX, Face To Face, Millencolin, Lagwagon, and Pulley. Although it’s familiar in it’s sound, the youthful exuberance that these lads inject, elevates them above some their contemporaries. If you’re unfamiliar with FastFade, you’re in luck! They’re […]

Creative Agency: Asprey Creative
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Sapporo Australia
Location: Australia
Packaging Contents: Beer
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass, paper
Printing Process: Lithographic

Asprey Creative has designed a contemporary new look for the Sapporo beer brand in Australia. Established in 1876, Sapporo is the oldest brewery in Japan and can rightfully claim to be the authentic taste of Japan.

Our redesigned packaging is a striking, brand focused update in a market that has a rapidly growing enthusiasm for Japanese beer. By proudly projecting the iconic Sapporo gold star and confidently using Japanese calligraphy, we’re returning ‘Legendary Biru’ to Australian bars.”

This update to the visual style of Sapporo in Australia was applied to bottles, caps, cluster packs and outer shippers.

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          Meysu Frutbox Fruit Drinks   

Creative Agency: Brandit Group
Creative Director: Farah Nasser
Art Director/Designer: Levent Yilmaz
Copywriters: Emin Sadikoglu, Hulya Apaydin
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Meysu
Location: Turkey
Packaging Contents: Fruit Drink
Packaging Materials: Tetra Prisma Aseptic

A fun-filled brand has been created for those feeling young by Meysu, the most long-established fruit juice brand in Turkey: Meysu Frutbox!

Dynamic, brief messages on the package define the product and describe the promises of "coolness and practicality" in an amusing way. Intense fruit ingredients have been emphasized by the use of fresh fruits in the visuals. The slogan created with stylish icons changing in accordance with the variants, "Always with you, drink & refresh yourself", has been supported by entertaining visuals and therefore the young and dynamic perception of the product has been increased. The logotype, located as a huge red spot on white background, will enable the consumers to easily spot and identify the product in the shelves. The fruit of each juice has been embedded as the 'o' letter in the logo and thus creating a difference.

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          Hard Sign   

Creative Agency: Viewpoint branding agency
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Packaging Material: Glass. paper
Packaging Content: Beer
Location: Russia, Moscow

Viewpoint branding agency in collaboration with Efes Rus have carried out a comprehensive project for launching a new beer brand, so as a result they have developed naming and packaging design.

Despite that fact, that beer market in Russia is represented by a number of bright brands that satisfy various consumer preferences, company experts managed to find out a new unoccupied territory – beer, as an attribute of a real successful man. Product, that should emphasize masculinity, confidence, reliability and at the same time would be different with original recipe and real beer character with unique features.

So, agency was faced a rather difficult task – to develop visual image and brand name that would fully fit to the positioning.

There were number of interesting names during the work, but one of them was speaking for itself: «Hard Sign». In creators opinion, it reflected masculinity and vivid character of the new beer the best way, which was confirmed by number of interviewers on surveys. As a brand logo was created unique symbol in form of Russian letter "Ъ", formed with beer ingredients and attributes, reflecting strong confidence in quality and uniqueness of the recipe. General style of label and color scheme make a sense of craftsmanship beer and individual approach to its brewing. Hard Sign – beer for modern men, living by their rules. They choose only quality and certified products. So, if beer – then only with true character!

In support of the launch we also developed a key visual and number of pos-materials for promotion.

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          Villa Pallato   

Creative Agency: Brandholic
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Villa Pallato
Location: Gaspar, Brazil
Packaging Contents: Fine mushrooms
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, glass
Printing Process: Hot-stamping, Offset printing

Villa Pallato is a Brazilian brand specializing in the import of fine mushrooms, Italian truffles and derivatives. All carefully selected and rigorously approved. A line of products of high durability, maintaining the purest taste and texture of the mushrooms, in order to make it more accessible and considerably increase consumption in our country.

Villa Pallato, the Village of Paladar in Italian, refers to the time of immigrants and their importance to agriculture in the country. The company's hometown was heavily influenced by Italian immigration with traces of the culture scattered throughout the city. Cozy name that refers to something homemade, made with love, with a flowing sound, is easy to remember.

In addition to the graphic material that it used, the brand could not reach a conceptual connection with the target audience of this type of product, resulting in the lack of prominence deserved in the pdv. Our mission was to build the new brand, conceptualization, naming, create the design and communication materials, which resulted in a new positioning, visibility and sales for Villa Pallato.

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          Leonidas Chocolate (Student Project)   

Designer: Benjamin
Project Type: Student Project
Location: Paris
Packaging Contents: Chocolate, tea

Rebranding of the Belgian brand of chocolate Leonidas. Creation of a new range with 3 new tablets of 3 different flavors.

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          Spice City - Spice Blends   

Designer: Tushar Diwan
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Aryaa Foods Inc.
Location: Mumbai, India
Packaging Contents: Spice Blends
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Sticker Labels on glass jars
Printing Process: Digital Printing

A project to come up with an identity and a packaging design for this brand of homemade spice blends which are very helpful to people leading a hectic life, on the go and would like to spice up their daily food.

The nomenclature had been fixed and decided upon and provided along with the brief for the project. The constraints include the size and shape of the bottle which were provided before initiation of the project.

The concept of using a map kind of an outline with overlapping areas to give the feel of a geographic location. This is further followed on later in designing each of the individual labels for the brand,by selecting very specific graphics and details of the sub brands as per the nation they are associated with.

The design language used also makes it easy and viable to add more and more flavours to the range of spices by following the same guidelines and simply changing the colours and cultural graphics according to the flavour.

There are more images of the bottles other than the ones submitted which are present in the online project and can be provided if required.

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          8 O'Clock Milk (Concept)   

Creative Agency: Brama Branding
Project Type: Concept
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Packaging Contents: Milk
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic

The Belarusian milk shelf looks better with every year – packages are upgraded, new formats are evolving, and original solutions are emerging. The only segment remaining unchanged is low-priced milk: nothing interesting happens to a plastic pouch, its design is limited to the manufacturer's logo and “technical” information. So boring! What if to turn the form into the idea?

Visual concept of packaging, naming

A square package of milk resembles a sleeping pillow. And milk is usually consumed after sleep and before bedtime. In the morning, it is added to cereals, smoothies, flakes, coffee, and a glass of warm milk with a cookie before going to bed is a favorite treat for many children. Therefore, a variable name: “8 a.m.” for fatter milk and “8 p.m.” for a lighter product.

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          Donaldas Trumpas: JAV kantrybė dėl Šiaurės Korėjos išseko   

Jungtinių Valstijų prezidentas Donaldas Trumpas penktadienį pareiškė, kad JAV kantrybė išseko dėl Šiaurės Korėjos branduolinės programos veiksmų, ir apkaltino Pchenjano režimą, jog šis visiškai negerbia žmogaus gyvybės. „Strateginės kantrybės era Šiaurės Korėjos režimo atžvilgiu žlugo, daugelį metų jį buvo žlunganti. Tiesiai kalbant, ši kantrybė išseko“, – sakė jis po derybų su savo kolega Pietų Korėjos prezidentu Moon Jae-Inu.
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          107314 20 x Single Square Black Mic Flag   
107314 20 x Single Square Black Mic Flag

107314 20 x Single Square Black Mic Flag

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          Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse to release 'Revisited' CD and DVD package!   

Eden's Curse to release 'Revisited' CD & DVD package!

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Eden's Curse will release 'Revisited' - a two disc set including the Debut Album Re-Recorded in it's entirety and a bonus DVD 'Live In Glasgow - The Official Bootleg' - on 25th August 2017 worldwide via AFM Records.

Bassist Paul Logue explains: "The first album really was the foundation for all that was to follow and ever since Nikola joined the band we have been inundated with fan requests to re-record the older material and whilst it would be great fun, it would also be the same amount of work as recording a brand new album. In actual fact, that is one of the main reasons we recorded the live album, 'Live With The Curse', so the fans could hear Nikola's voice on the older songs. However, it did not stop the flow of requests - in fact it made it worse! So, with this pivotal tenth anniversary coming up, we thought it would be a good idea to do it and AFM agreed. It's turned out really great and given the older songs that little bit of freshness. It's not to out-do what went before but to pay homage to a very important record in our career".

The debut re-recordings were mixed by Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse, Tainted Nation, Grim Reaper) & Mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem).

Coupled with the re-recorded debut album is the 'Live In Glasgow - Official Bootleg DVD' which is the 'Live With The Curse' live album recording show in it's entirety. Filmed at The Classic Grand in Glasgow on 28th November 2014, the release mark's the band first official live DVD release, albeit in a bootleg form. "The footage is absolutely excellent" states bassist Logue. "We did not intend to film a DVD, but the audio recording company brought two cameras along to capture the show and when we saw the results we were really surprised! We put out four videos on You Tube to promote the live album and the fans kept asking to see the full show on DVD. So, here it is! We've called it a 'bootleg' because it wasn't recorded on 6 cameras, e.g one above the drummer and one on the keyboard player - like we would do for a proper DVD release. However, beyond that is looks and sounds great! We WILL do a DVD in the future but in the meantime this give our fans across the world something to enjoy time and time again and it makes 'Revisited' a very special package indeed" he adds.

'Revisited' is the ultimate package for Eden's Curse fans old and new and a fantastic introduction to the band's music. It's a true celebration of the record that started it all, from the guys who carry the legacy forward. Over 60 mins of music and 100 mins of film make 'Revisited' a must have for all Eden's Curse & Melodic Metal fans.

          (Milwaukee) Remington 870 C Grade 200th Anniversary Edition - $ 1,300   
Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12 ga shotgun.  This is the Remington 200th year Collectors Edition version with C Grade finish stock and gold inlay.  This is a beautiful shotgun!

Brand new with collectors box, shipping box, and all paperwork.  Only 2016 of these were made.  Obviously, this shotgun has never been fired!

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          107315 20 x Single Triangular Black Mic Flag   
107315 20 x  Single Triangular Black Mic Flag

107315 20 x Single Triangular Black Mic Flag

Rycote 107315 20 x  Single Triangular Black Mic Flag A three-sided, black, triangular mic flag, suitable for microphone with 19 to 38 mm diameters. Main Benefits: Fits A Wide Range Of Microphones   Lightweight But Tough Rycote's Mic Flags are made from durable shatterproof moulded plastic and avoid the use of perishable foam inserts to make the flags fit the microphone. Instead, an array of internally fitted hard-wearing red and black rubber 'vanes' secures the flag around the microphone, allowing Rycote’s Mic Flags to be used with any microphones ranging from 19 to 38mm in diameter. Fits A Wide Range Of Microphones With all of the black and red ‘vanes’ fitted, the Rycote mic flag will securely hold microphones from 19 to 32mm wide. To fit the flags to mics of up to 38mm in diameter, users simply remove the lid of the mic flag and slide out the black vanes, creating a looser fit which allows the broader mics to slide onto the flag. Lightweight But Tough Lightweight and extremely hard-wearing, Rycote's Mic Flags provide a large printable area for sponsors' logos. Three- and four-sided flags are available, in either black or white; the square type offers a printable logo area 57mm wide by 48mm high on each of its four sides, while the printable area of the three sides on the triangular flag measure 89.5mm wide by 48mm. If you want your branding seen on screen, use Rycote’s Mic Flags!

           Walgreens deal offers no lasting relief to Rite Aid    
By Siddharth CavaleJune 30 (Reuters) - A slimmed-down Rite Aid Corp could lose much of its bargaining heft with insurers and makers of branded drugs at a...
          Bluemercury rising on 3rd Avenue   

Bluemercury, the luxury beauty retailer and spa, is ready to open on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street.

Workers yesterday were spotted hoisting the BM signage...

The company has 120-plus locations nationwide. Among other brands, BM sells Kiehl's products, which has its flagship location on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street.

Gothic Cabinet Craft shop closed in January 2016 after 47 years in business at this spot.

H/T EVG reader Harry Weiner!

Previously on EV Grieve:
On 3rd and 13th, Bluemercury arriving; dinosaur mural not yet extinct
          Ab Fab's Joanna Lumley explores India in brand new ITV travelogue    

JOANNA Lumley tells our writer about her sensational new adventure.
           Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon    
NEW YORK (AP) - Nike said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon, part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available in...
          Acacia Road, London E11   
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          Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a pesar de las prohibiciones   
Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a pesar de
las prohibiciones
junio 29, 2017

Una representación de activistas cubanos que no pudieron asistir a un
evento organizado en Cancún esta semana podrán hacerlo este jueves vía
El IV encuentro "Caminos para una Cuba Democrática" organizado por la
Fundación Konrad Adenauer (KAS) y la Mesa de Unidad de Acción
Democrática (MUAD) se celebra esta semana en Cancún, México a pesar de
la ausencia de más de 20 activistas cubanos a quienes las autoridades
impidieron viajar el lunes para asistir al evento.

"No nos vamos a dejar intimidar por las acciones de ellos, que la
voluntad de seguir trabajando por el bien de Cuba es firme y no podrá
ser coaccionada con injustas medidas", dijo a Martí Noticias el
activista exiliado Siro del Castillo, secretario ejecutivo de
Solidaridad de Trabajadores Cubanos.

El activista explicó que "en solidaridad con los que no pudieron asistir
este jueves, buscarán opciones telefónicas o vía Skype para darles
participación desde la isla".

Otras expresiones de solidaridad con Cuba

Del Castillo dijo que el expresidente de México, el Dr. Felipe Calderón
Hinojosa, presente en el IV Encuentro en el día de ayer, dictó una
conferencia y expresó que estaba unido "con la causa de la Cuba
democrática" que los cubanos están buscando.

El expresidente mexicano expresó su interés en saber que es lo "que
podía hacer para contribuir a esa causa".

También la solidaridad y el apoyo a los presentes lo dio con su
presencia el Senador Jorge Ocejo, vicepresidente de la Organización
Demócrata Cristiana de América (ODCA), quien fuera en el 2014, uno de
los principales promotores de la celebración de estos eventos, donde
surgió la MUAD, precisó Del Castillo.

Las sinrazones de la ausencia de los cubanos

Varios cubanos invitados a participar en el evento denunciaron las
acciones policiales contra ellos en el Aeropuerto Internacional José
Martí, de La Habana, cuando se disponían a abordar el vuelo que los
llevaría a Cancún, el pasado 26 de junio.

Las autoridades de migración informaron a las activistas Lía Villares,
Kirenia Yalil Núñez, María lena Mir Marrero y Regina Coyula que sus
casos estaban "regulados", un término que implica la negativa de viaje
fuera del país, sobre la que los oficiales no dan explicación, ni razones.

El portal digital 14yMedio informó que tampoco pudieron abordar el avión
hacia México los activistas Rafael León Rodríguez, Hildebrando Chaviano,
Wilfredo Vallín, Amado Calixto Gammalame, Erick Álvarez, y Alexei Gámez.

(Redactado por Idolidia Darias, con reporte de Ivette Pacheco)

Source: Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a
pesar de las prohibiciones -
          Advantage of Architectural Visualisation Studio (New York) - $0.00   
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          Save more than $80 this weekend with our top 4 Amazon Warehouse tech deals   

Give your weekend a boost with the latest tech deals from Amazon Warehouse. We rounded up the top four discounts going right now, which can save you more than $80 brand-name gadgets including a smartwatch and Fire tablet.

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          Pet Friendly 2+1 Apartment in Los Angeles (Los Angeles) - $2650.00   
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          General Labourers and Packagers $12- $13,50 Hourly - Nexus Staffing - Toronto, ON   
Nexus Staffing is currently hiring 25 General Labourers and 20 Packagers to work in our large brand name clients manufacturing facility.... $12 - $13 an hour
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          Senior Content Developer and Producer - Cirrus Logic - Austin, TX   
You will play a central role in bringing the dynamic Cirrus Logic culture and brand to various web and social channels....
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          공차 영업시간 초고속 확인!   

 공차는 바칠 공, 차 차의 뜻으로 중국의 황실에서 프리미엄 퀄리티 차를 바친다는 의미를 지니고 있습니다. 현대에서는 고객을 위한 프리미엄 차를 바친다는 것인데, 차의 음료가 개량되어 여러가지 재료인 우유와 티 등을 이용하여 건강하고 맛있는 맛을 낸 상품이라고 생각됩니다. 주로 이용하고 계신 분도 있지만, 메이커 자체조차 인지 못 하시는 분들도 있습니다. 주기적으로 이용하시는 분들에게 도움을 드리고자 간단히 영업시간 확인방법에 대해 알아보겠습니다. 

▶ 공차 영업시간 초고속 확인!

1. 정보 파악을 위해 홈페이지로 접속합니다. 

-공차 바로가기-

2. 홈페이지에 접속하시면 아래와 같이

메인 창이 나옵니다.

여기에서 매장 - 매장찾기 순으로


3. 매장찾기를 위한 지역검색 및

지도검색이 나옵니다.

4. 여의도점을 검색해 보면 아래와 같습니다.

여기서 매장보기를 한 번더 클릭하면

추가정보 확인이 가능합니다. 

5. 알려고 했던 영업시간을 포함해서

주소, 전화번호, 휴무일, 가까운 역정보까지 


시간은 평일인 경우 07:30~22:00

주말 09:00~22:00입니다. 

 지금까지 공차 영업시간 초고속 확인 방법에 대해서 알아보았습니다. 홈페이지 정리가 아주 잘 되어 있으므로 알고자 하는 지점만 명확하다면 확인하시는 시간은 그렇게 오래 걸리지 않을 겁니다. 1분이면 충분히 확인 가능하실 겁니다. 막상 이용하려고 하면 다시 방법에 대해서 검색해야 하므로 집 주변에 이용하는 매장이 있다면 지금 바로 확인해 보시길 바랍니다.

- 도움이 되셨다면 댓글과 공감으로 표현해 주세요-

저작자 표시

          Iconic Brands/ICNB-Enjoy Bellissima Prosecco by Christie Brinkley for the Holiday Weekend   

AMITYVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) - Iconic Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: ICNB) the company is pleased to announce that Bellissima has entered the final phase of the Canadian approval process with a tasting panel submission this week. This tasting is the last hurdle for a brand to clear before gaining final board approval. The company is excited to be in front of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario a/k/a the LCBO. This region of Canada is the gateway for our platform in Canada and represents the majority of the Canadian sales channels and is a key step toward full nationwide distribution in Canada.

          Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards   

 Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, packaging and beyond. 

Over the past year, a group of stakeholders was convened to review Textile Exchange's recycled standards. The International Working Group (IWG), led by Textile Exchange, included recyclers, manufacturers of recycled product, other recycled standard owners, brand and retail users of the standards, and certification bodies. Companies, including Unifi, Geentanjali Woolens, Hohenstein, H&M, and Global Organic Textile Standard were among the working group members.

“It was my honour being a part of the IWG for revision of the RCS & GRS Standards. The entire process was extremely democratic; everyone’s comments and suggestions were considered debated and then finalised. I thoroughly enjoyed dedicating my time to the IWG. The final standards are excellent, precise and address most of the processes and concerns involved in Recycling. We are confident that the implementation of the new RCS 2.0 and GRS 4.0 will encourage a lot more manufacturers to apply for certification making it more globally accepted."

-Deepak Goel, Geetnajali Woolens, PVT LTD.

The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) provide verification of recycled materials, and then track the material through to the final product. The GRS includes additional social, environmental and chemical processing requirements. In 2016, the number of units certified to the GRS grew from 595 to 961, a growth of over 60%. The RCS saw an almost 200% jump from 78 units in 2015 to 220 in 2016.

Key Changes to the #GlobalRecycled Standards

A key change in both standards is the introduction of the Reclaimed Materials Supplier Agreement. This document provides more visibility to the suppliers of reclaimed materials. Guidelines have been introduced for added clarity and consistency of recycling claims, including post-consumer and pre-consumer.

A key change in the Global Recycled Standard is the adoption of ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substance List v1.1 (MRSL) ( The MRSL has been developed by the industry to address intentional use of potentially hazardous substances. The MRSL will replace GRS's previous Prohibited Substance List. The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile, leather and footwear value chain.

Other changes and additions include new examples of accepted recycled inputs, updated wastewater limits, and clarifications. You can read more details about the changes online:

Companies currently certified to one of the standards will be required to comply with the new versions by July 1, 2018. A list of approved Certification Bodies, currently certified companies, and all related documents are available on Textile Exchange’s website:  

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New release! Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and #GlobalRecycled Standard 4.0 (GRS) include significant updates:

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 About Textile Exchange: Textile Exchange, founded in 2002, is a global nonprofit organization that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain to find the best ways to create positive impacts on water, soil, air, animals, and the human population created by the textile industry. Textile Exchange accomplishes this by providing the knowledge and tools the industry needs to make significant improvements in three core areas: Fiber and Materials, Integrity and Standards, and Supply Network. A truly global organization, Textile Exchange is headquartered in the U.S. with Staff and Ambassadors located around the world. To learn more about Textile Exchange, visit: and follow us on Twitter at @TextileExchange.

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          Brandon Saad Surprised By Deal But Ready To Rejoin Blackhawks   
Saad will be asked to play a two-way role for the Blackhawks.
          Merchandiser - Philippe Dandurand Wines - Calgary, AB   
Ensure all PDW brands are properly merchandised with available POS materials:. Philippe Dandurand Wines is seeking a full-time Retail Merchandiser for Calgary,...
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          Storm Chasers Show   
Reed Timmer + Aurora, Nebraska Tornado

Here is a preview:

Here's a fact you probably didn't know about Reed: He paid for his new vehicle out of his own pocket!

Brandon Ivey and Matt Hughes will be on the show this year too, who are a couple of chaser friends near the Wichita, Kansas area. Brandon is a stand-up, laid-back guy who I always give hell to about how close he seems to get to tornadoes after dark (via radar). Matt is also a great guy and together, make solid forecasts on tricky days and seem to always bag the good stuff.

Despite the crappy year for most(not for us!), there will be some unbelievable footage on the show. Reed and crew nailed every single major day this year (April 26, April 29, May 13th, June 5, June 15th, June 17th) and took direct hits from tornadoes on 3 of those days...2 of those...they were the first ever to scan the vertical wind shear inside of a tornado. Data collected from all of these intercepts, including the radar data, will eventually help save lives in the future from tornadoes.

In other news, I have just found out via printing at that my monitor is way off on calibration. So if your monitor is calibrated correctly, my images probably seem very dark. To fix this problem, I'm calibrating it today with a ridiculously expensive program, so that I can print some photos in the future.
          1 bedroom - Find your inner sanctuary at Stone Canyon Apartments. (Riverside) - $1665.00   
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          nike internationalist herren weiß   
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          Jackie Chan helps kick off Hong Kong Airline’s arrival in Vancouver   
Hong Kong Airlines landed its inaugural flight into North America in Vancouver on Friday with action movie star Jackie Chan on hand to help boost the airline’s profile. The airline, which will stage daily flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong, has enlisted Chan as its brand ambassador, although he didn’t speak to media or fans […]
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          Apartment only for $2,500/mo. You Can Stop Looking Now. Pet OK! (Rohnert Park) - $2500.00   
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          Apartment in prime location (Rohnert Park) - $2375.00   
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          This Apartment is a must see. Pet OK! (Rohnert Park) - $2355.00   
We invite you to discover luxurious living at Fiori Estates - Sonoma County s newest and most exciting apartment address. No detail was left out when designing these brand new one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes. Fiori Estates is perfectly positio...
          $2,005 / 1 bedroom - Great Deal. MUST SEE! (Rohnert Park) - $2005.00   
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          1 Spacious BR in Rohnert Park (Rohnert Park) - $1905.00   
We invite you to discover luxurious living at Fiori Estates - Sonoma County s newest and most exciting apartment address. No detail was left out when designing these brand new one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes. Fiori Estates is perfectly positio...
          1 bedroom Apartment - Situated just outside of downtown Sacramento. (Sacramento) - $1358.00   
The Landing at College was designed with your family in mind. Stretch out in a brand-new space surrounded by the perfect balance of amenities, like the sparkling pool, the fitness center and a comfortable community 4KZ813 lounge. With easy freeway access ...
          Assistant Brand Manager - US Marketing, Partner Girls Brands Job - Hasbro - Providence, RI   
Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field. Provide strategic input to Global Brand Team on key item drivers to address US market needs....
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          Warum in den Gerichtssaalen die Verpartnerung schon immer schnell mal eine Ehe war   
Rechtsanwalt News - Jun 30th, 2017 by Brandau Der Bundestag hat die Ehe nunmehr auch für Homosexuelle geöffnet, nachdem es vorher nur die Möglichkeit einer Verpartnerung gab. Rechtlich ändert sich dadurch nicht so viel, die Regeln des Partnerschaftsgesetzes haben im wesentlichen auf die Regelungen zur Ehe verwiesen. mehr
          Classic Brands U-Shape Memory Foam Travel Pillow $6.18   
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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Bangladesh safety program extended   

DHAKA, BANGLADESH— Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years. Two Switzerland-based global trade unions — IndustriALL...
          Ke$ha Drops Lil Wayne, T.I., Wiz Khalifa 'Sleazy' Remix   

Remix also features Andre 3000 and is a bit racier than the original track.
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<P>As promised, <a href="">Ke$ha</a> and her boys Lil Wayne, T.I., Wiz Khalifa and Andre 3000 dropped a new <a href="/news/articles/1672529/lil-wayne-kesha-ti-wiz-khalifa-remix.jhtml">remix of "Sleazy"</a> on Tuesday (December 13). </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="MTV News Extended Play: Ke$ha" id="id:1661961" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>The Bangladesh-produced song originally appeared on K-Dollar's 2010 <a href="/news/articles/1651081/keha-gets-sleazy-on-new-cannibal-track.jhtml"><i>Cannibal</i> album</a> before a <a href="/news/articles/1656039/andre-3000-pops-up-on-kehas-sleazy-remix.jhtml">remix featuring Andre</a> popped up earlier this year. The latest version of the song is available for purchase and is all over blogs like <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. The song gets a bit dirtier and introspective thanks to verses from the guys that play up the track's bumping beat. </P><P> </P><P>Wiz kicks it off, rapping about designer clothes and his lady love, Amber Rose. "OK, I'm young and I'm tatted/ I get them bucks like an addict/ Rocking this Christian Dior/ I spend so much on my fabric/ I got a wifey at home/ And what she wants she can have it," he spits before going on about chilling on the beach, being rich and his prowess in the bedroom. </P><P> </P><P>Sitting in between Wiz and Tip is Andre's recycled verse, before T.I. gets his shot and gets sexy, asking Ke$ha, "Do you know what to do with me?" before he launches into a verse all about how good he is to the ladies. "Bad bitches know me/ So don't bother introducing me/ They want me more than diamonds," he brags before explaining that it has a lot to do with his impressive anatomy. </P><P> </P><P>Wayne closes it out, adding his own signature flair. "We be on that sh-- that no one be on/ That's what we on/ Smoke that neon, Kings of Leon/ Dynamite, Napoleon/ Got some skinnies and a tee on/ And some Vans," he rhymes about his famous sense of Weezy-fied style before the song circles back to the funky chorus, where Ke$ha declares that she doesn't "need you or your brand-new Benz/ Or your bougie friends/ I don't need love lookin' like diamonds/ Lookin' like diamonds." </P><P> </P><P>If any of K's fans or critics were wondering if she has the swagger to chill with the guys, she displayed some of her sass when she <a href="!/KESHASUXX" target="_blank">tweeted</a> about the remix. "Question ANIMALS ... who can say they got with Lil Wayne, T.I., Andre 3000 and Wiz Khalifa on a f---ing hot track??" she asked. "ill give u one clue ... Its $." </P><P> </P><P><i>What do you think of the "Sleazy" remix? Tell us in the comments!</i></p>

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          6/30/2017: LIFE: > HERE’S WHY   

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          Homosexuelle dürfen künftig heiraten   

Umweltministerin Barbara Hendricks vor dem Brandenburger Tor. Neben ihr SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Martin Schulz. Hendricks machte auf der Bühne ihrer Partnerin einen Heiratsantrag. 2016 hatte sie in der Berlin. (dpa/üd) Historische Stunde: Nach jahrzehntelangem Ringen hat der Bundestag "Ja" zur Ehe für Homosexuelle gesagt. Mit einer Mehrheit von SPD, Linken und Grünen sowie knapp einem Viertel der CDU/CSU-Fraktion beschloss das Parlament am Freitag die völlige rechtliche Gleichstellung von Lesben und Schwulen. Die nur 38 Minuten lange Debatte darüber war geprägt von Emotionen und Appellen, Kritik und Zweifeln. Am Ende standen Befürwortern wie Volker Beck (Grüne) Tränen in den Augen, Gegner wie Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) beschworen die Ehe von Mann und Frau als Keimzelle des Staates. Merkel, die mit Äußerungen über eine Gewissenentscheidung bei diesem Thema den Stein am Montagabend überraschend selbst erst ins Rollen gebracht hatte, votierte mit Nein. "Kein Sieg der SPD" Die SPD hatte nach Merkels Äußerungen vom Montag die Abstimmung gegen den Willen des Koalitionspartners im Eilverfahren durchgesetzt. Die Union sah darin einen Vertrauensbruch, hob aber ihre Fraktionsdisziplin auf. SPD-Chef Martin Schulz betonte, die "Ehe für alle" sei kein Sieg der SPD, sondern ein Sieg der Toleranz und der Menschenwürde. Der Realität sei nun der gesetzliche Boden bereitet worden. Bislang durften Homosexuelle eine Lebenspartnerschaft amtlich eintragen lassen, aber nicht heiraten und nicht gemeinsam Kinder adoptieren. Ja-Stimmen aus der Union 623 der insgesamt 630 Parlamentarier waren - zum Teil aus dem Krankenstand - zur Abstimmung gekommen. 393 Parlamentarier stimmten mit Ja, darunter 75 Unions-Abgeordnete. 226 stimmten mit Nein, vier Abgeordnete (alle von der Union) enthielten sich. Der Bundesrat beschäftigt sich am 7. Juli mit dem Gesetz.Prominente Befürworter auf Unionsseite waren Kanzleramtsminister Peter Altmaier, Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters, Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen, Ex-Familienministerin Kristina Schröder, Finanz-Staatssekretär Jens Spahn (alle CDU), der...
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          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
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          Fashion Show: WALK THE RUNWAY   

Hi everyone!
I know I haven’t been on the blogging scene for a while as I’ve been bogged down with so much university work, - I have less than a month before my hand in and before I’m finished uni for good so it’s a pretty hectic and scary time for me at the moment.
Anyway on a lighter note, last Sunday I headed down to 'Walk The Runway' a catwalk show created by my friend Sophie. The show focused on the monochrome trend that has had strong staying power throughout the various seasons and has been seen on the catwalks by designers such as Alexander Wang, Celine and Rodarte to name a few. Sophies aim was to channel this trend to both male and females promoting three up and coming brands Loyalty and Desire, Apply Studio and Wolfe Academy. Sophie invited me down to the show to snap some backstage pictures of the goings on behind the scenes, the atmosphere was very positive and I could tell that everyone was really looking forward to the show and strutting their stuff down the catwalk. (Some of my photographs aren't amazing by the way!)

Sophie had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into every detail of her show and it was lovely to see her family and friends there to support her all the way through. The fashion show was well organised and styled, - even Sophie co-ordinated herself to match the theme of the catwalk in an all white outfit! I had a great time at the show and I wish Sophie all the best for the future!


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          Final Major Project: Missguided Magazine (Sports Luxe)   

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          Menswear: Condemned Nation   

With Christmas on its way I haven’t had much time or money to do my big Christmas shop! So on Saturday I headed up to Leicester with my little brother Courtney to grab the last few bits of shopping for my mum, boyfriend and my brother. My brother is 17 but he is super fashion conscious like me (it must be in the blood lol), he finds the coolest T shirts, trainers and trousers that even shock me! As I wanted to buy my brother something for Christmas I told him to keep his eye on for anything that caught his eye, we headed to Footasylum and I was totally shocked by what they had on offer for men in terms of their clothing. Condemned Nation is a brand that stood out to both of us, the brands identity is very British referencing the Victorian era, military and reinventing them into an urban style. This is currently my favourite urban menswear brand at the moment!  

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          SING DVD and Blu-Ray Movie Release   
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If your little ones love Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets it's highly likely that they will become big fans of the latest release from Universal Pictures - SING.

The Special Edition movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from 22nd May (next week) which is perfect timing for the half term holiday. After all, we all know how hard it can be to keep the kids entertained when they are off school but this Golden Globe Nominee, with plenty of fun characters like Gunter the pig, is bound to put smiles on faces.

 We didn't get the chance to see SING at the cinema but the trailer looks fantastic!
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This heart-warming family film with a wonderful soundtrack and all-star cast will be loved by all. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and loveable characters to see - the Mini Mes and I are so excited to grab the popcorn and snuggle up for a night in front of the TV in just a few days time. I'm certain some fizzy drinks and pick n mix sweets will fall into my basket too at the supermarket!

Packed with lots of popular songs to get your toes tapping, there is 60 minutes of bonus content included along with three unseen mini movies featuring the SING cast plus an exclusive music video from Tori Kelly. There really is plenty to keep you all occupied.

This amazing animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us features over 65 hits including 'Faith', a brand new collaboration from Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder. 

SING features stars Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theatre; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. 

SING is the musical comedy event of the year so pre-order your copy today!

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          Christmas Gift Giveaway #10    
Some relatives and friends can be extremely difficult to buy for so gift vouchers come in handy here.

DIWAH is a new jewellery brand which specialises in semi-precious stones and their online platform allows customers to design their own pieces. All of their jewellery is then handmade in the UK by skilled designers.

Personalised products are always a hit at Christmas time and creating a complete piece of jewellery for someone is such a unique present. There is a choice of over 1000 components, so the design options are endless, perfect for a lovely gift. You could however give them the voucher so they could get creative!

For your chance to WIN a £50 voucher you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

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

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2016.

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          These Pictures Of Samantha Will Make You Fall In Love With Handloom Sarees!   
Well We all very well know that Telangana Government appointed samantha as the brand ambassador for Handlooms industry of the state. In the IIFA Utsavam 2017 awards we all know that samantha has promoted the state culture through her saree which has telangana state symbols – state bird palapitta and tree jammi chettu , deer and … Continue reading These Pictures Of Samantha Will Make You Fall In Love With Handloom Sarees!
          Christmas Gift Giveaway #8   
Cuddling up before bed with a book is part of the evening routine for many children and this giveaway is a great way to extend your home library. 

Poptropica, the self-discovery app for kids, allows them to learn as they play! It has become a global sensation that reaches more than 100 countries across the world and the brand has since branched out into books which accompany the game, and take kids on an adventure beyond the incredibly popular online role-playing world. 

Filled with beautiful illustrations and gripping storylines, these are perfect for young girls and boys who love reading and amazing adventures. The first book, Mystery of the Map, even made it on to the New York Times bestseller list. 

For your chance to WIN a signed Poptropica: Book 2: The Lost Expedition or 1 of 2 copies of the book, you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

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          How to Create and Control Your Brand Image   

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Each online gaming and on-line collaborating in market of India is quick booming and maturing Entrepreneurs in these fields have started exploring Indian markets to find out their ventures in India. The SFPT will abide by these penalty violations with a purpose to make poker enjoyable for everybody. These sometimes sell at a premium to standard clay poker chips, but with out the metal insert the texture and sound is the most genuine out there. The identical yr the poker website also rolled out its cell app for gamers and the site migrated its poker game lobby from a Flex-primarily based Person Interface to HTML5-primarily based Person Interface, offering a superior UI to its registered players. Nicely, all the greatest and most impressive sites providing Android Poker apps are waiting for you. The top Indian poker rooms can help you play the poker video games you're keen on head-to-head towards real people or in event format for precise cash. 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Clay poker chips usually last 6 to 7 years within the casinos, however can final for much longer with correct care and dealing with. This network accommodates a number of European sports brands who provide a continuing stream of gamblers from the betting area into poker. Ivory chips with numerical and animal designs hand-scrimshawed into the surface are worth greater than those that includes geometric or planet patterns. We note that a few of this info, like ROI, is opt-in to adjust to poker sites' terms of service.
          One Network Enterprises Launches Now Branded Supply Chain Solution   

On-demand solutions help mid-size companies improve time to value for software implementations.

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          Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)   

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. From:

Directed by:  Jake Kasdan
Starring: Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Missi Pyle and others
Current release date: December 20, 2017

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          Camping World Holdings to operate Gander Outdoors and Overton's stores after Gander Mountain bankruptcy   

Camping World Holdings Inc. said Friday that it will operate nearly 60 Gander Outdoors and Overton's brand locations that it acquired earlier this year from Gander Mountain, which filed for bankruptcy in March. At that time, Gander Mountain put its 160 stores up for sale. Camping World Inc., a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings, alongside a group of firms, bought the company's assets for about $400 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. Camping World chairman Marcus Lemonis said at the time that the company would keep as many of its stores as possible. The company's original goal was to hang on to 70 stores, Lemonis said in the Friday release, but decided to keep 57 that demonstrated they "have a clear path to profitability." The stores span across states including Wisconsin, New York, Texas, Michigan and Florida. Camping World expects to announced additional locations after it decides which stores to expand. Camping World shares are unchanged in Friday trading, but down 5.6% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 8.1% for 2017 to date.

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          Yoga and Fitness Instructor - Oxygen Yoga and Fitness - Victoria, BC   
Personal training or Group Fitness certification. Looking for Yoga and Fitness instructors for a brand new Oxygen Yoga and Fitness location in Saanich, BC.... $25 an hour
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          4 South African Lifestyle Brands Worth Your Rand (And Dollars)   
Last month, I was treated to a 10-day trip to South Africa and was blown away by the landscape, the culture, and the crafts. Everywhere we looked there were artisans, particularly along the Ribolla Route  in Polykwane, but what inspired me most was the abundance of men and women turning their crafts into independent businesses. At []
          American Outdoor shares slump on disappointing outlook    

Shares of American Outdoor Brands Corp. skidded in Thursday's extended session after the gunmaker issued a weak outlook for fiscal 2018. American Outdoor Brands reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell to $27.7 million, or 50 cents a share, from $35.6 million, or 63 cents a share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company previously known as Smith & Wesson, would have earned 57 cents a share. Revenue rose to $229.2 million from $221.1 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected earnings of 37 cents a share on revenue of $211 million. American Outdoor Brands projected first-quarter earnings per share of 7 cents to 12 cents while revenue is expected in a range of $140 million to $150 million. For fiscal 2018, the company forecast EPS of $1.42 to $1.62 and revenue of $750 million to $790 million, undershooting Wall Street's average EPS estimate of $1.61 and $827.8 million in revenue. Shares plunged 8.1% after hours.

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          MUSIC: Fuse ODG – Window Seat   

Fuse ODG Window Seat Fuse ODG returns with this brand new single titled “Window Seat”.    This is a fast tempo jam that will surely get you dancing. in this jam he talks about how good God has been good [...]

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          PartyNextDoor – How Many Strokes Ft. Roy Wood$   

PartyNextDoor How Many Strokes PARTYNEXTDOOR & Roy Woods just dropped a brand new unreleased track called “How Many Strokes” and to say its amazing is an understatement.   PARTYNEXTDOOR & Roy Woods chemistry is simply magical and when you hear [...]

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          Overnight Front Office Supervisor - Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (170017CJ)   
IA-Coralville, Here’s To Your Journey with Marriott Hotels Resorts Suites Marriott Hotels Resorts Suites is one of Marriott International’s 30 renowned hotel brands. As the world’s leading hospitality company, we offer unmatched opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located at 300 E
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          Dining Room Attendant - The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (170016YZ)   
MI-Dearborn, Here’s To Your Journey with Marriott Hotels Resorts Suites Marriott Hotels Resorts Suites is one of Marriott International’s 30 renowned hotel brands. As the world’s leading hospitality company, we offer unmatched opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. The The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, located at 20301 Oakwood Bl
          Chi è Edmund Forster, l’uomo che ipnotizzò Hitler   

Edmund Forster

La seconda parte del monologo di Hitler nella seconda puntata di M è incentrata sulla predestinazione. Hitler inizia con il racconto di quando, durante la prima guerra mondiale, sfuggì per poco alla morte: "Alzati Adolf! Alzati e corri!". Questo mi diceva la voce che sentivo rimbalzare nella mia testa, mentre mangiavo il mio rancio in trincea. 
E io ho cominciato a correre con la gavetta di stagno in mano. All'improvviso, un lampo accecante e un boato enorme mi hanno scaraventato in mezzo al fango. Quando mi sono rialzato ho visto che là dove ero seduto prima, c’erano solo sangue e brandelli di carne, non uno dei miei compagni era sopravvissuto. In seguito, dopo un attacco con il gas mi sono ritrovato cieco in un letto di ospedale, con gli occhi bendati. E di nuovo un lampo improvviso, una luce accecante e quella stessa voce. "Sei tu l’eletto, sei tu l’uomo che deve vendicare la Germania". Quella voce, in realtà, era quella di Edmund Forster, medico psichiatra che lo ipnotizzò durante la convalescenza che lo tenne lontano dal campo di battaglia. A questo punto entra in scena proprio Forster, raccontando la sua verità.

La storia di Edmund Forster

Edmund Forster era il direttore dell’ospedale militare di Pasewalk negli anni della seconda guerra mondiale. Un giorno nel suo reparto venne ricoverato un giovane caporale, tale Adolf Hitler, che soffriva di una cecità temporanea di origine nervosa. Forster spiega: "Adolf Hitler era uno psicopatico con tendenze isteriche, capace di fantasticare in modo imprevedibile. Per fargli recuperare la vista pensai di imbastire per lui una storia fantastica, e feci ricorso all’ipnosi. Gli ripetevo continuamente: “Tu sei forte, devi usare la tua forza! Hai una fede cieca in te stesso: devi tornare a vedere. La voce che sentiva era la mia!".

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A 20MB driving movie taken in Brandon, Manitoba on August 31, entering the Trans-Canada Highway for the first time. It's funky, and musical, and the semi trucks do a coool dance. I have a balancing movie that I'll upload later, getting on I-5 in Bellingham, WA. It's also a musical.
          Johns decides to stay in-state   
Four-star forward Brandon Johns wanted to get his decision over with before July, and he has decided to stay in-state.
          Logo Design & Branding   
The Importance Of A Quality Mark In Creating A Brand Identity. The most successful companies put a lot of effort into the logo design and branding of their products.
          Brandon Hardesty Explains Why Drop Dead Fred ‘Wasn’t That Bad’ of a Movie in His New Web Series   

Brandon Hardesty, host of the series No Small Parts, is back with a new series titled It Wasn’t That Bad. In this series, Brandon takes horribly reviewed films and gives his thoughts on why the movies weren’t actually that bad. He first defends a movie from his childhood, Drop Dead Fred, in episode one. The […]

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Brandon Hardesty Explains Why Drop Dead Fred ‘Wasn’t That Bad’ of a Movie in His New Web Series

          General Labourers and Packagers $12- $13,50 Hourly - Nexus Staffing - Toronto, ON   
Nexus Staffing is currently hiring 25 General Labourers and 20 Packagers to work in our large brand name clients manufacturing facility.... $12 - $13 an hour
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          07/06/2017 - Multiverse Game Station's Video Game Truck Ages 9-12 @ the Middletown Public Library   
Tweens, ages 9-12, are invited to try out the Multiverse Game Station's Video Game Truck. It's a chance to play and make new friends, play with family, and try some brand new games that you may not have yet. Space is limited so registration is required.
          Sr. QA Engineer - Phunware - Austin, TX   
At Phunware, we’re obsessed with creating category-defining mobile experiences for the world’s most respected brands. From designing and building the perfect
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          Brand Recruitment: Internal Communication - Digital Channels    
Negotiable: Brand Recruitment: Internal Communication - Digital Channels, Ascot - Are you an experience digital channel manager with at least 5 years' experience?.. Ascot, Berkshire / Surrey, Guildford / Bracknell, Berkshire
          Brand Recruitment: Digital Marketing Executive   
£25000 per annum: Brand Recruitment: Digital Marketing Executive, Essex - A hugely successful consumer business is currently searching for a Digital Marketing Executive.. Epping, Essex / Essex, Harlow / Loughton, Essex
          QA Engineer - Phunware - Austin, TX   
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          ADLIB: Mid-weight/Senior Digital Project Manager   
£30000 - £36000 per annum: ADLIB: Exciting opportunity to play a key role within the project management team. Lovely eCommerce brands to work with. Generous package on offer. If you’d love... Bath
          Something Useful, Inc. Celebrates 1,000-Game Milestone of Football Wall-Board Game "Flag on the Play!", Announces Indiegogo Campaign to Order 2,000 More   

A brand-new and exciting football wall-board game you play while watching a real-time football game on TV. First-ever “Interactive Football Experience”.BLADENSBURG, Md., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Something Useful, Inc. announces that it has already ordered 1,000 of their brand-new football wall-board game called, "Flag on the Play!" It is raising funds via a reward Crowd Funding Campaign on Indiegogo, to purchase...

          Exeo's Krankz Audio Sponsors Xfinity Driver Josh Williams   

Williams 92 Krankz AudioDAYTONA, Fla., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Exeo Entertainment, Inc.'s. (OTCQB: EXEO) Krankz Audio brand has signed an agreement to sponsor NASCAR Xfinity series driver Josh Williams #92 Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. Scott Amaral,...

          German start : Sephora to compete with Douglas   

One of the world's largest perfume chains is pushing for the German market: Sephora opened its first store in Germany on June 29th. In a 130 square meter shop-in-shop in Munich's Galeria Kaufhof am Marienplatz, customers can now buy decorative and nurturing cosmetics.

The French company currently offers twenty cosmetics brands in its Munich shop. Nine of them sells exclusively in the German retail sector, including Kat Von D , Marc Jacobs Beauty and Huda BeautyThe Sephora Collection , which accounts for about 15 to 20 percent of the products, is also very present Overall, the Sephora Collection offers around 700 products, thanks to the different colors and features, there are even 2,000 items.

The heart of the sales area is the so-called beauty hub. There, employees offer nine different free services, such as contouring or eye make-up, which allow customers to test the products. The product shelves are arranged around this.


Munich is just the beginning. In cooperation with Galeria Kaufhof, Sephora wants to expand as quickly as possible - at least in larger cities. The next opening is scheduled for July 20 in Bonn. Three further sales areas are to follow in 2017. Sephora is not yet determined. Among other things, the company had to explore the German market beforehand.


          Under Armor opens its first store in Spain   

The American sports firm has reopened on June 29 its store of the San Sebastián de los Reyes shopping mall The Style Outlets, formerly managed by its former distributor.

The company had until late last year as a partner in the Spanish market with Alnisa ​​Sport, which operated the outlet of the brand in the Neinver complex. In November, it set up its own subsidiary in the country to take direct control of its operations in Spain. 

The establishment that reopens in Madrid has expanded its area to 400 square meters and presents the new concept of Under Armor. It thus becomes the first of its own management of the subsidiary in the country. 

The American firm adds to the offer of first brands of clothing, footwear and accessories offered by the complex, which also has the only outlet store of Le Coq Sportif in Madrid. 

Founded in 1996 by University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armor began its journey with the idea of ​​creating a high-quality t-shirt that facilitated compression and perspiration rather than absorbing it and adapted to the body to regulate the temperature. Today it has hundreds of articles of clothing, footwear and sports accessories for men, women and children.


          Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim to expand Carrefour in Middle East with Geant stores buy   

Majid Al Futtaim, a holding company which also owns and operates shopping centres in the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement it had acquired Geant franchise owner Retail Arabia from BMA International.

The value of the deal, which also includes four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain, was not disclosed.

All 30 stores will be rebranded under the Carrefour brand by the end of 2017 and existing employees will be retained. The deal covered the stores only and did not include Geant franchising rights.

The acquisition increases the number of Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour-operated outlets to 80 in the UAE, 11 in Bahrain and 8 in Kuwait.

Perella Weinberg Partners advised Majid Al Futtaim on the transaction.


          Hogan starts with new store on Montenapoleone   

During the Milan Fashion Week in September,  the brand of the Tod's group will open a new boutique at number 5 of the  street, in the space previously occupied by Bottega Veneta , which will be the forerunner for future branded retail. 

"The new store in Montenapoleone will feature a completely new concept which will start all other future store",  explained to Pambianconews  Sergio  Azzolari , the general brand manager of Fay and Hogan, both of the Tod's group. "Right now we already have Hogan shop in the street, at number 23, which we expect to close when the new one opens". 

As for 2017, after a 2016 down 3.2% to 214.2 million euro, Hogan aims to return to growth. "This will be a year of restart and rationalization," explained Azzolari. "We are looking for our consistency and we want to lay the groundwork for an aggressive five-year plan. In particular, we will focus on China, where we are using two local ambassadors, two actors, who are developing a shoe model each to be placed on the market, so as to make us better know also there. " China is one of the markets in which the brand hopes to develop further in 2017, together with France, Germany and Spain (foreign fact accounts for about 60% of the total turnover of the group) and Italy.


          Rabiate Razzia bei G-20-Gegnern: Jetzt wird der Staat wütend   
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          Next officially opens flagship store at White Rose Shopping Centre   

Next has upsized and re-located from its previous 29,000 sq ft store at the centre, taking nearly double the floor space to create a new two-floor flagship site.

The brand new Next is just one of the many updates and additions at White Rose, which sees its six new restaurants – Five Guys, Limeyard, Wagamama, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut and Chiquito – opening early July.

An outdoor children’s play area and a Cineword IMAX cinema will also open later in the year.



          Mitiska REIM strengthens footprint in Romania with acquisition of Alpha Property Development portfolio   

The acquisition of the Alpha Property Development portfolio consisting of 11 income producing retail parks and 3 development opportunities was made on behalf of Mitiska REIM’s institutional fund, First Retail International 2 (FRI 2). The existing properties are all multi-tenanted and anchored by either Lidl and/or Kaufland. The portfolio comprises a total of 55,000m² GLA and is fully leased to strong local and international brands such as Deichmann, Takko, and Pepco.

This acquisition follows the successful acquisition in January 2017 of the remaining 50% shares in the Intercora retail park portfolio in Romania. This brings Mitiska REIM’s total portfolio in Romania to 19 retail parks, with a total GLA of +/-85,000m², in addition to 4 development projects.

David Tejml, CEE Investment Director at Mitiska REIM, comments: “The success of this transaction is due to the strong relationship we were able to develop with the seller and the quality of our investor base, enabling us to move quickly to secure this off-market transaction. In line with our partnership driven investment model, we are very pleased that the former CEO of Alpha Property Development, Clemens Petschnikar, will remain both as a co-investment partner with 5% of shares as well as lead the property services management for our entire Romanian portfolio.”


          KGAL Group acquires Austrian shopping centre in Liezen/Steiermark    

The two-storey “ELI Liezen” complex, which opened in October 2016, offers an impressive mix of products and brands with more than 50 retail outlets and restaurants. The architecturally striking shopping centre enjoys a central location and has met with a very positive reception from tenants and the public alike. The property comprises almost 15,000 m² of retail space and provides around 600 parking spaces. The location benefits from convenient transport links and a catchment area that extends far beyond the boundaries of the Liezen district.

The shopping centre is fully let, with Media Markt, New Yorker and dm-drogerie markt among the anchor tenants. The seller of the shopping centre is the Rutter Immobilien Group, Vienna, which will retain a connection with the shopping centre by maintaining a 10 percent stake held in the property.

“Our active presence in Austria continually gives us a key advantage in identifying attractive properties in a challenging market with a limited real estate offering. For example, we secured the ELI as a forward deal in the project phase back in 2014,” emphasised André Zücker, Managing Director Real Estate at KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG.



          Nike will start selling sneakers through Amazon   

Nike Inc. said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Inc., part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available more places online.

Shoppers already can find Nike goods on Amazon, but they are sold by third-party sellers. Nike said the new partnership with...

          How to Become a Beauty Influencer   
Jessica Abo learns how one beauty expert bridges the gap between the sponsored beauty brands and social influencers.
          ID:135178 - Connecting GPS to Hilux built in screen   
We have just purchased a new Hilux that has a large touch screen and no GPS or reversing camera. The screen has a USB and single pin AV inlet and we we wondering if anyone has been able to connect a hand held gps to utilise the larger inbuilt screen. If so what brand gps did you use? and what cabling

We are also trying to do the same thing connecting the reversing camera to the Hilux touch screen.

Bottom line is we are trying to keep the number of in- car screens to a minimum.

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          ID:135177 - Shop Sale   
Folks the system reverted the discounts this morning back to full price - I have extended the sale time and increased the discounts. These prices will never be repeated at 75-80% off all non ExplorOz branded products in the shop.

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          Comentário sobre Enquete da semana: Vettel x Hamilton por Pedro Henrique   
Na verdade a culpa desse estrago são dos comissários....Foram muito despreparados, até mesmo no time de soltar a punição de Seb. FICOU ESCANCARADO PARA TODO ouvir o "Lewis box box, box box" soltaram a passagem com 10 seg. de Vettel. Isso sim é que tira o sono, e para piorar o cenário HAM pegou transito e Vettel seguiu com pista livre, o resultado foi o que vimos o Alemão voltou a frente..... O fato de Vet voltar a frente NÃO PODE SER ENCARADO COMO """AAAAH POR ISSO ESTÃO QUERENDO PUNI-LO NOVAMENTE"""".....A verdade é que ficou brando demais para ele, foi inaceitável a demora, o momento do anúncio e o castigo.....aquilo não é uma atitude que condiz com esporte, MESMO SE Lewis fizesse o tal Brake test. ( ATÉ HOJE TEM GENTE QUE INSISTE NA CULPA DO INGLES, QUE CAMBADA DE MALA) ..... o black flag deveria ter sido concretizado, como não foi, virou piada....piada junto com reincidência vira??? Investigação aberta... O justo mesmo seria a retirada dos pontos do alemão, msm que isso seja feito agora, 1 semana depois do GP, coisa que condeno, penso que se não foi na corrida, não deve ser em outro momento. O problema todo é que a manobra foi desleal demais e dessa vez a punição seria sim, justa!!!! LEWIS NÃO FEZ NADA DE ERRADO, VETTEL ERROU 2 VEZES, QUE PAGUE POR ISSO! NAO CONFUNDAM ERROS ANTERIORES DE QQER PILOTO COM O QUE SEBASTIAN FEZ, FOI SURREAL
          Comentário sobre Enquete da semana: Vettel x Hamilton por Çe   
Na verdade a culpa desse estrago são dos comissários....Foram muito despreparados, até mesmo no time de soltar a punição de Seb. FICOU ESCANCARADO PARA TODO ouvir o "Lewis box box, box box" soltaram a passagem com 10 seg. de Vettel. Isso sim é que tira o sono, e para piorar o cenário HAM pegou transito e Vettel seguiu com pista livre, o resultado foi o que vimos o Alemão voltou a frente..... O fato de Vet voltar a frente NÃO PODE SER ENCARADO COMO """AAAAH POR ISSO ESTÃO QUERENDO PUNI-LO NOVAMENTE"""".....A verdade é que ficou brando demais para ele, foi inaceitável a demora, o momento do anúncio e o castigo.....aquilo não é uma atitude que condiz com esporte, MESMO SE Lewis fizesse o tal Brake test. ( ATÉ HOJE TEM GENTE QUE INSISTE NA CULPA DO INGLES, QUE CAMBADA DE MALA) ..... o black flag deveria ter sido concretizado, como não foi, virou piada....piada junto com reincidência vira??? Investigação aberta... O justo mesmo seria a retirada dos pontos do alemão, msm que isso seja feito agora, 1 semana depois do GP, coisa que condeno, penso que se não foi na corrida, não deve ser em outro momento. O problema todo é que a manobra foi desleal demais e dessa vez a punição seria sim, justa!!!! LEWIS NÃO FEZ NADA DE ERRADO, VETTEL ERROU 2 VEZES, QUE PAGUE POR ISSO! NAO CONFUNDAM ERROS ANTERIORES DE QQER PILOTO COM O QUE SEBASTIAN FEZ, FOI SURREAL
          Java Developer   
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          Comment on Airbnb signs partnership with Flight Centre’s corporate travel brands by Jane Hearn   
If Flight Centre is getting into bed with AirBnB, I would expect there to be a lot more pressure on AirBnB to ensure that properties it advertises for rent are in locations where the zoning laws actually permit this type of short term tourist/visitor letting. There are very few council areas in NSW that allow it, and the AirBnB model relies on widespread illegality and experiencing considerable resident push back. I cannot imagine any serious corporate client would want the reputational risk of funding its employees corporate travel in illegal accommodation services.
          Gold Wishbone Necklace, Lucky Charm Wishbone Pendant Cable Chain, Good Luck Symbol 14k Gold Necklace With Chain Lobster Clasp by OroSpot   

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          Gold Monkey Necklace, Chimpanzee Charm Pendant Necklace, Solid Gold Petite Monkey, Dainty Necklace Cable Chain With Lobster Clasp by OroSpot   

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Our Pledge:
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5. Your order to be shipped, on time, as promised.
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We accept returns for any reason within 30 days of receipt. If you are not satisfied with the purchase, you must notify us within 5 days of receiving the merchandise. The item must be returned in the same condition as when shipped with all original packaging, tags and papers.

          ISO Finishing is the first US Distributor for BV Products   

ISO Finishing specializes in providing complete finishing services for all major markets including medical, aerospace, dental, automotive, OEM, military, plastic, hydraulic, pharmaceutical and firearm industries. (PRNewsfoto/ISO Finishing)MINNEAPOLIS, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading mass finishing service and solutions provider in the United States, today announced it will now be a distributor of the Australian mass finishing technologies brand, BV Products, in the United States. The company,...

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          Comment on A Conversation With Paul Travers of Vuzix by bzerk   
That's fair. You're entitled to your opinion. I obviously felt led on, too, but Paul apologized, and I think it was an honest mistake. They weren't ready to show their new design, and they didn't take the original down. As for the so-called "quantum optics," I never took that name for anything other than a branding gimick. All that said, Paul showed me something at ISMAR that, while not unique, proved to me that they are working in the right direction with their optical see-through display development, and that they aren't dawdling about it. Lastly, in the interest of full disclosure, I should add that Vuzix has since sent me a CamAR unit to evaluate and use in my own experiments with the VR920s that I purchased some time ago. This won't stop me from voicing any criticisms of their products though, and judging from the Wrap unit that I tried on briefly at ISMAR, I will have criticisms. Still, it's a step in the right direction, and I know first-hand that Vuzix has some promising tech in the works, and is working harder than any of the other firms to get great head-worn display units into the hands of consumers. For that, I give them a lot of credit. They want to give us what we want, and they are working hard to be able to do so. I'm not out to crucify the best prospect we've got for the time being, especially after they've honestly acknowledged their mistake, and I think learned something from being called out on it. In the meantime, when the Wrap 920 ships, I will buy or borrow a pair, and I'll tell you honestly what I think of it.
          Calaiswood Crescent, Fife   
Brand new to the market this immaculate three bedroom semi-detached property delivers first class family accommodation. Situated in the popular Duloch area of Dunfermline
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          Biosimilari: in aumento la richiesta di profili specializzati   
Prima di addentrarsi nelle questioni più controverse del mondo dei Biosimilari, e di che tipo di profili si ricercano in questo ramo del farmaceutico, è importante capire cosa sono e come si differenziano dai farmaci detti ‘originator’ o ‘branded’. Per una definizione, ci affidiamo all’Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA) entità di estrema autorevolezza per il Continua →
          Fugoo Style-S review   
Over the last few years we’ve come to test a number of speakers from Fugoo. Whereas we previously had never heard of the brand, we now look forward to each new product. Why? Consistency. Its various speakers all have a similar, somewhat distinctive design, can be accessorized and enhanced with clamps, mounts, and straps. Moreover, […]
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SOLD!   This brand new four bedroom bungaloft is an absolute masterpiece and a true must see! It was built by the distinguished McConnell Homes Limited of Dundas. The home features a spacious main floor master with incredible en suite and walk in closet. There is also a second bedroom on the main floor and […]
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          Four Steps to a Compelling Brand Story That Wins Over Customers   
When a brand story is crafted correctly, consumers will be proud to associate with and represent your brand, and they will market it of their own volition via word-of-mouth. Read the full article at MarketingProfs
          Books I Read   
Below, you will find a list of all the books I read between the 2008-2011. I link to those I recommend.

Adult Non-Fiction

Adult Fiction

Adult Religious

Young Adult [Note: These titles vary greatly in recommended grade levels. Review carefully before assigning to students.]

          Recommended Reading   
I compiled a list of books I've recently read and feel would appeal to middle and high school students. Each of the books includes themes conducive to classroom discussions.

Except when marked with an asterisk, all titles are available in audio format from the Las Vegas Clark County Public Library District (see LVCCLD link when applicable). To access these materials, you must have a current public library card and know your PIN. For more information about procuring a library card, click here. To use eAudio books from the public library, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console (a free software package) to your computer. Instructions and more information about accessing eMedia are available here.

Except for Candy Shop War and Leepike Ridge, all remaining books with asterisks are available at Audible. Note that there is a charge to purchase audiobooks from Audible. Different from the public library, however, the purchaser becomes the book's owner.

Recommended Book Options

Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson, Mary E.): Jenna Fox awakens after a coma having forgotten her life before her accident. She explores her past life through video, but is often met with reluctance to talk about her operation with others. This science fiction mystery explores issues related to bioethics. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Elsewhere (Zevin, Gabrielle): Elsewhere is the story of a girl who died. Upon doing so, she arrived at a place called “Elsewhere” where all the people had lived lives on Earth and were now dead. Most of the people were a lot older than her (she died in her teens). A unique feature of Elsewhere is that you grow older instead of younger while there. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Hunger Games (Collins, Suzanne): The Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The premise underlying the plot is that a corrupt “Capitol” controls 12 districts. To keep the districts under control, the Capitol sponsors The Hunger Games each year. Two children from each district are selected to participate, and only one participant from the 24 survives the Games. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Little Brother (Doctorow, Cory): Cory Doctorow truly practices what he preaches! In a book about high-tech, high-action stunts in the midst of terrorist activity in the U.S., Doctorow discusses the importance of freedom of information. Likewise, he made his book available for free online using a Creative Commons license. [Warning: This book includes mature themes likely to be inappropriate for use in school environments.] [LVCCLD eAudio]
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Patterson, James): This is the first book of a series by the acclaimed James Patterson. The main character is Maximum Ride, a headstrong teenage girl who grew up in a science lab. She and her “flock of bird kids” were all genetically manipulated pre-birth, resulting in the presence of wings. As such, all the children are able to fly. The book follows Maximum Ride and her flock as they escape from the lab and learn to live on their own. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Maze Runner (Dashner, James): This is an action-packed thriller! Every month for several years, one boy has been delivered into the “Glade.” All the boys remember their names, but none remember anything else about their past. In a strange turn of events, the day after Thomas (the main character) arrives, a girl arrives. Thomas tries to learn about the society the boys created before his arrival and learns of the maze, their possible escape route, that encompasses their community. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Neptune's Children (Dobkin, Bonnie): Dobkin’s book, Neptune’s Children, begins with a bioterrorist attack on all adults around the world. All individuals over age 13 die instantly, leaving all children behind to fend for themselves. Those children left behind in a theme park (similar to Disneyland), create a working society while facing potential and real threats. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Twilight (Meyer, Stephenie): This epic series takes place in Washington state. The main character, Bella, meets a young man, Edward, who intrigues her and ultimately becomes the object of her affection. Bella learns that Edward is a vampire and struggles with love and longevity. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Uglies (Westerfield, Scott): This series (including Pretties, Specials, and Extras) by Scott Westerfield begins with Uglies, a book about a utopian society that spawned from modern America. All children are called “uglies” until their 16th birthdays on which they receive an operation that makes them pretty. Once pretty, they move to a location where they can play and party all the time. Some uglies, though, question if being pretty is all there is to life. [Audible]
  • *Unwind (Shusterman, Neal): Imagine if parents could choose to have their teenagers “unwound,” have their body parts separated and given to save the lives of others. It’s the perfect solution for harvesting human organs… isn’t it? [Audible]
Young Adult Fantasy
  • *The Candy Shop War (Mull, Brandon):Imagine a world where eating candy could give you special powers. Mull masterfully juxtaposes good and evil amidst a fantasy of vivid characters. The book may sound like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Harry Potter, but it truly is a story of its own.
  • Eragon (Paolini, Christopher):16-year-old Christopher Paolini wrote this epic tale (Eragon is the first book in a series) just after graduating from high school. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Fablehaven (Mull, Brandon): When a boy and girl go to spend time with their grandfather, they learn there is more to his mysterious life than originally imagined. The area surrounding his home is a haven for fabulous creatures of all kinds—some good, and some bad. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Inkheart (Funke, Cornelia): In this three-book tale, Funke creates a world where books are reality become intertwined. Some of her characters have the unique ability to “read” characters and items “out” of books. In one unfortunate time, the father in the story accidentally read his wife into a book; he’s also read some antagonistic characters out of the book. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Fallen Angels (Meyers, Walter Dean): Fallen Angels is realistic historical fiction about serving in the Vietnam War. The main character is African-American, adding to the issues of race conflict occurring during the war. [Warning: Telling the story of men and women serving on the front lines, the book does not “candy-coat” the violence, language, and other everyday happenings of the U.S. soldiers.] [LVCCLD CD]
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Beah, Ishmael): A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is the true autobiographical of Ishmael Beah, a boy who served as a soldier in Sierra Leone. After his hometown was attacked by rebels, he spent months searching for his family before being recruited into guerrilla warfare. He is later reformed when living in a UNICEF refugee camp. [Warning: This book contains graphic violence.] [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition (Mortensen, Greg): Mortensen is described as a man who is single-handedly creating peaceful relationships between those in the Middle East and in the United States. This book tells his story—from mountain climbing failure to sacrificial living. After returning from a failed attempt to ascend K2, he commits to build a school for the girls in one of Pakistan’s outermost regions. He kept his promise, and continues to change the world with his relentless efforts. [Audible]
Young Adult Historical Fiction
  • Elijah of Buxton (Curtis, Christopher Paul): This book tells the story of a small town in Canada. Buxton is where escaped slaves from the United States find refuge. They welcome those former slaves who have made the long, painful journey from the South. The story takes a turn when Elijah, just a boy, heads back to the United States to complete a chore. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Young Adult Realistic Fiction
  • Hatchet (Paulsen, Gary): This Newberry-award winner tells of a boy who becomes an inhabitant of the wilderness when the plane in which he is flying goes down and the pilot dies in the crash. The main character must learn to survive in the Canadian wild. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Leepike Ridge (Wilson, N.D.): This action-filled story of realistic fiction is a fun read. When the main character finds himself in a hidden cave under Leepike Ridge, he learns about life outside the mainstream.
  • Smiles to Go (Spinelli, Jerry): This is a coming-of-age story for boys who question who they are, where they fit in the universe, and their relationships with girls. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Grisham, John): This is John Grisham’s first children’s book. Theodore Boone lives with his parents, both of whom are lawyers. He loves the law and spends all his free time in the courthouse. As such, he is the resident expert on the law at his school, and he regularly advises his classmates on legal matters. He eve becomes entwined in a case of his own! This is a great book to learn about the U.S. legal system. [LVCCLD CD]
Adult Historical Fiction
  • Sarah's Key (de Rosnay, Tatiana): de Rosnay juxtaposes the past and present when her protagonist, a journalist, accepts the opportunity to write a story about French involvement in the Nazi round-up of Jewish families in Paris in 1942. While the journalist’s story unfolds, Sarah’s story unfolds. Sarah’s story is about cruelty and loss at the hand of the French police as they did the bidding of the Nazi’s. It is also about human compassion and remembrance. [LVCCLD eAudio]
Adult Realistic Fiction
  • The Life of Pi (Martel, Yann): Martel tells the tale of a boy from India. His family owns a zoo, but is selling their animals to a U.S. zoo due to financial hardships. During their sea voyage, there is an accident and the boy, Pi, ends up aboard a small rescue boat along with a tiger and several other animals. He tells of their mutual survival tactics and leaves the reader questioning reality. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Adult Non-Fiction
  • *The Horse Boy (Isaacson, Rupert): Isaacson wrote this biography about his son, a boy afflicted with autism. In an attempt to help their son, Isaacson and his wife trekked through Mongolia with the intent to meet shamans who could assist their child. Their journey took them to the outer-most parts of Mongolia, even to the “Reindeer People.” This is a heartwarming tale the of the efforts parents will make to assist their children and ways that seeing the world differently can help us all see better. [Audible]
  • Strength in What Remains (Kidder, Tracy): A medical student in Africa finds himself constantly trying to escape war and war-torn environments as he traverses through his home country of Burundi and into and out of Rwanda. He eventually makes his way to the United States where he faces trials of a homeless immigrant in a foreign land. [LVCCLD eAudio]
  • Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Krakauer, Jon): Pat Tillman, former NFL player, lost his life during the U.S. Gulf War. Krakauer describes the events leading to his NFL and military careers and the circumstances surrounding his death in combat. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *The Last American Man (Gilbert, Elizabeth): Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, writes the biography of Eustice Conway, a true man of the American Wilderness. Born in the 1960s, Eustice took his homemade teepee and left home as a teenager to live off the land. Gilbert tells of his trek along the Appalachian Trail, his record-setting horse-journey across America, and his lifelong passion to bring Americans to a greater appreciation and respect of nature. [Audible]

          Saudi-Arabiens absurder 13-Punkte-Plan – Ziel: Regime Change in Katar   
Die 13 Forderungen Saudi-Arabiens zur Beilegung der Katar-Krise sind absurd, sie müssen abgelehnt werden. Ziel ist die Eskalation der Krise, Ziel ist der Regime Change in Doha. Mit all seinen Interdependenzen hat das saudische Spiel mit dem Feuer das Potential, den ganzen Nahen Osten in Brand zu setzen. Am 5. Juni brachen Saudi-Arabien und eine Fraktion Saudi-höriger Lakaienstaaten unerwarteterweise ihre Beziehungen zu Katar ab und verhängten eine umfassende Blockade (Die Freiheitsliebe berichtete ausführlich). Der Vorwurf gegen […]
          AT&T Making Changes To GoPhone, Possibly Rebranding It   

AT&T has yet to make any official announcements about making changes to its prepaid GoPhone service or rebranding it, but a company representative said that there will be some changes when contacted concerning inventory changes on Target’s website that show “AT&T Prepaid” refill cards alongside GoPhone products. The changes to Target’s online inventory came without […]

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          The Moto X4 Could Be The First Mid-Tier Project Fi Device   

Following yesterday’s announcement from Google that a mid-range device would soon make its way to Project Fi, that device will reportedly be a Moto X4. That allegation is according to a source close to both Lenovo – the company that currently owns the Moto brand – and Google. As always, it is worth mentioning that […]

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          Canción Joong-ki, un rebelde suave para Bazar   
De saber que estaba esperando esto. Oh, sí.

Bueno, aunque no se, yo se. Jaja

Canción Joong-ki vuelve a sorprender con su última sesión de fotos para la revista Harper's Bazaar Corea. La difusión mono ve el "Sungkyunkwan escándalo" playboy cubierta en piezas de otoño capa exterior. Se reúne el aspecto pulido con un sucio James Dean-esque hacer.
Director de la filmación, dice que era exactamente lo que iban y bultos elogios después de elogios al talento joven - desde el momento en que las luces y las cámaras fueron entrenados en él, Song Joong-ki se hizo cargo con su carisma y bla, bla, bla ... de la tripulación y los asistentes estaban celebrando y que brota en todas partes. Si lo que podía ver la imagen se desarrolla en mi cabeza, es probable que reía conmigo. Pero estoy de acuerdo en un punto, Sr. Song me sorprende. Lo observo en Music Bank y ver este capítulo de muy buen gusto, con cara de niño, y allí está en obras de teatro y revistas que parece una persona completamente diferente.
Vamos a echar un vistazo ¿de acuerdo?

Deliciosos mucho??
          Showroom Sales   
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Job Description Urgent job opening in Showroom sales (jewellery) for Experience. Job Description: should have same experience in... watch retail, jewellery shop and brand showroom. *Should have good Communication in English And Tamil. Any Degree *Both Freshers...
          U-KISS larga foto teaser para comeback   
Los niños U-KISS hará su regreso muy pronto como el álbum  mini- BREAK TIME para ser lanzados desde 4 de noviembre. Para ilustrar lo que se convertirá en el nuevo concepto del grupo, un teaser foto fue lanzada en la red - el recurso de casación, según la agencia, es el chico malo. "El reclamo será presentado oficialmente en la tarde del mes de marzo, la página oficial de los chicos. Estamos muy contentos de que los fans están emocionados, incluso antes de que el reclamo a cabo, pero también significa más presión para nosotros. Por otra parte, el tracklist y la portada del mini también fue lanzado. Recordando que el U-KISS ya de vuelta en el escenario el día 7 en M! Countdown.

1. Before Yesterday
2. 시끄럿!!
3. Light It Up
4. Rock ‘Ya Body
5. Avatar
6. 시끄럿!! (Inst.)

          Web Content Editor   
FL-Hollywood, Web Content Editor-Entry Level/Data Entry/Hourly Position About the Job BrandsMart USA is looking for a web content editor for our advertising department This person will be responsible to input product data and images into our internal SmartSKU system used by the advertising & marketing department, for print, store signs and the web. The Web Content Editor must be able to handle incoming emails a
           Пусть солнце ярко светит, кружится голова... Laura Vidra   

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          To similar you is one    
Getting girls to similar you is one of the best toughest material possession to do on this celestial body. You see girls are really meticulous when it comes to the quality and test of men. They are terrifically speedy to deny men based on their personalities and overall being. You see compelling looks or savings is what's genuinely required to get girls to similar to you. You status more than much than fitting that. Read on to locate what it truly takes to get girls to suchlike you and get done cognition processing results...Judge her first- You see this is the highest ill beside supreme guys out in that they simply be to resign from the orb in the girl's judicature and let her either adopt or turn your back on you. You see this way you are big her energy to scorn you and she would peak decidedly despise you sooner or then. What you really condition to do is act a bit smart and brand her surface as if you are judgement her as an alternative of lease her decide you. Test her a bit near numerous fortified questions and spring her a bit of a sturdy clip.Joke in the region of a bit- Once you have her in the maddening fashion foundation playing too ticklish to get. You see this would sole crop up if you impeccably implemented the pace mentioned above. Now this tread involves humourous on all sides a bit and caper beside her. You see erstwhile you get in calmness location is unquestionably no way she could ever say no to you as you wouldn't spring her a unpredictability to do that.Post ads:mobile detective zenigata ai / record your voice your phone / keychain spy camera software / differentes techniques surveillance volcans / record phone call podcast / cell phone text spy software free / how to make a spy phoneLeave her begging- This is the ultimate rung. You see sometime you have musical performance on all sides a bit and she is truly starting to get used to you and your presence you generate an removal. Don't say anything much, don't accustom only make tracks by voice communication you have to go. This would get her intelligent almost you interminably.
          To unfold up and    
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          Air Canada Express Passenger Movement Manager - Toronto - Air Canada - Toronto, ON   
Responsible for supporting Air Canada Express to ensure a consistent Air Canada brand travel experience and brand consistency in the delivery of the Air Canada...
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          Complete Windows Server Certification Guide: MTA, MCSA and MCSE   
Alex Bennett from Firebrand Training takes a look at Windows Server certification, from what the changes from the end of last year mean, to what courses are available.
          Gold's Gym CEO: What's pumping up the brand's growth   
Fifty-two-year-old Gold's Gym has grown from a single location in California to roughly 750 worldwide. See what, other than protein shakes, are fueling its growth.

          What's in a name? DFW company explains its rebranding strategy   
DuraServ is a distributor of loading dock, door and equipment for a variety of industries like food, retail and manufacturing. The firm is one of the fastest growing middle market companies in Dallas-Fort Worth, ranking No. 36 in our annual Middle Market 50 list. DuraServ recorded $118 million in 2016 revenue, up 40 percent from 2014.

          Hero Week Day 4 – Brandon Van Parys   

Brandon J. Van Parys, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 20, of New Tripoli, formerly of Schwenksville, was killed Feb. 5, 2007, when he was struck by a grenade while on patrol in Al-Anbar Province in Iraq. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.  ...
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          AEE 220: Find Your Zone of Genius with TEDx Speaker Laura Garnett   

Do you have a potential for genius?

How can you access it?

Today Lindsay talks with Laura Garrett, creator of the Zone of Genius Assessment, about how you can discover your own zone of genius!


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The Zone of Genius is your innate talents combined with your purpose.  Your talent is what you’re naturally good at, and it is unique to you.  Your purpose is your main challenge in life – this may not be so unique.  In fact, many others may have the same challenge, and there may be an opportunity for you to help them while helping yourself.


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Laura offers four tips to finding your Zone of Genius:

  • Identify your talent: Ask your colleagues what they see as your unique approach to the work you do. You may have overlooked something about yourself!
  • Identify your challenges: Look at your past. What did you struggle with? What was hard? What did you overcome, and how did you help others?
  • Ask yourself weekly: What are you excited about at work? Are you bored or interested? Why or why not?
  • Look back on your past week: What impact did you have? Does it satisfy you?


What do you think of the Zone of Genius concept?

Let us know in the comments section below!



Laura Garnett is a Performance Strategist, speaker and the creator of The Zone of Genius Assessment — a powerful process that clarifies your unique talent and purpose, to produce greater impact, results and fulfillment at work.

She speaks at events and conferences across the country, including TEDx, and is a regular contributor to, The Huffington Post and the Zappos Delivering Happiness blog.

Prior to launching her own New York-based consultancy, Laura honed her marketing, branding and mission-refining skills at companies like Capital One, American Express, IAC and Google.

Visit Laura’s website, sign up for her newsletter and take an assessment to see if you are living and working in your Zone of Genius!

          The NRA and American fascism   

From Daily Kos:

...Since Donald Trump’s election, the organization of gun manufacturers and retailers known as the National Rifle Association has found it difficult to raise sufficient levels of paranoia. Gun sales are way down, and the highly profitable AR-15 style assault rifles that were snapped up when right wing media could simply point their cameras at a black man running the country, have been gathering dust.

How can the NRA restore sales? By convincing half of America to declare war on the other half.

Using quick cuts and black and white images, the video splices together incidents from across years and across the nation to make it appear as if America is already embroiled in a civil war. Though most of the images are of nothing but people marching or standing at protests, the fast cuts and violent language send clear signals of danger and threat.

Those images, of course, include an injured man in a Donald Trump T-shirt and a waving American flag. The injured man is from a scuffle that took place more than a year ago between groups of pro and anti Trump protesters, but in the video both the man and the flag are examples of how they are after us.

With more than 1 gun per person in the United States, and sales falling, the NRA clearly feels that they need to do something to bolster their “brand.” Civil war seems like just the ticket to sell a lot of guns. And even more ammo.

          Brand Management Trainee recruitment at SABMiller Plc   

SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. [...]

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          Category Manager   
NSW-Mascot, International company Fantastic culture with perks and benefits Iconic brand portfolio Experienced Category Manager job with global retailer based in Sydney. Operations based role, liquor industry Your new company You will be working as part of a global business who are experiencing growth in the ANZ and Asia region. This is a high profile role within the business where you will be responsible for
          Merchandise Coordinator   
NSW-Mascot, International company with lucrative portfolio of brands Hands on role for an aspiring category or product manager Attractive salary and great team culture Merchandise/Category Coordinator job with a global retailer, large portfolio of beauty brands based in Mascot Your new company You will be working as part of a global business who are experiencing growth in the ANZ and Asia region. This is a hi
          LG X Charge with 4500mAh battery lands on Comcast's new cellular service   
LG X Power2 comes to North America as the X Charge. LG has announced the X Charge, a budget phone with a 5.5-inch 720p display and a massive battery that is now available on Comcast's new cellular service, Xfinity Mobile. The 4500mAh battery is the largest LG put in a phone thus far, with the brand claiming that the phone will deliver battery life that will last an entire weekend. If that sounds familiar, it's because the X Charge is a rebranded variant of the X Power2, which made its debut earlier this year at MWC. Like the X Power2, there isn't a whole lot to get excited about when it comes to the rest of the specs. The X Charge has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, and the device features an unnamed octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz (likely the MediaTek MT6750). It comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, a microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter, LTE (Bands 2/4/5/13), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and microUSB 2.0. The X Charge isn't too bulky...
          Watch our Honor 9 hands-on preview!   
With the recent launch of phones like the Honor 9 and OnePlus 5, it's never been clearer that we're living in the age of the affordable flagship. The Honor 9, the latest phone from the Huawei-owned brand, isn't coming to the United States, but European customers will soon be getting their hands on the device, which just might offer the best balance between internal hardware, design and price. The Honor 9 isn't as spec-obsessed as its rival, the OnePlus 5, but instead you get a beautiful reflective, curved glass chassis, a solid dual camera setup based on the camera of the P10, and the company's best Android-based software yet. It's also hand- and pocket-friendly, with a 5.15-inch screen diagonal complemented by an ergonomic shape. And you get all that stuff for a mere £379.99 in the UK (or €449 in the eurozone). Check out our hands-on video preview above for a rundown of what to expect in the Honor 9, and stay tuned for our full review, coming up next week! ...
           BOOK X-Men/Fantastic Four Hardcover - Comic Sale US$15.90   
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   New copy of X-Men/Fantastic Four from Marvel Comics. US$15.90 which includes shipping with USPS Media Mail within the continental United States. Orders placed before 4PM EST ship same-day. 
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Published: June 2005, Original Cover Price: $19.99 1st printing.  

The X-Men and the Fantastic Four team up in this heart-pounding adventure! Can the two teams put their differences aside to stop a creeping menace from outer space that threatens our planet's very existence? Even as the heroes trek into the stars, the real threat to their mission might just be among themselves! It's the X-Men and Fantastic Four versus... the X-Men and Fantastic Four?! An unexpected adversary turns Marvel's two greatest hero families against one another. Collects X-Men/Fantastic Four #1-5.

Hardcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99. 

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   This item is brand new from original NCS stock circa 2005.

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          AEE 97: Four Phrases in English to Talk About Your Personal Brand   

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Today you’ll get four phrases in English to talk about yourself as a personal brand. Yesterday we had personal branding expert Peter Sterlacci on the show to talk about why personal branding matters for you as an English speaker. Four phrases to talk about yourself... Read More

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          AEE 96: Why Personal Branding Matters for You as an English Speaker – Interview with Peter Sterlacci   

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          Denmark’s Larsen Meeting Challenge of Multiple Lane Conditions To Retain Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Lead   

In a tournament that puts a premium on a player’s ability to adjust to vastly different lane conditions, third-round leader Thomas Larsen of Denmark feels he’s as prepared as he can be to meet the challenges of competing in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

After three rounds bowled on three different PBA lane condition patterns, the two-time PBA Tour and four-time European Bowling Tour winner, leads a field of 33 players who advanced to Friday’s final round at the FireLake Bowling Center with a 5,398 24-game pinfall (224.9 average).

The players advancing to the fourth round will be put to the test on the 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition and will battle to be among the top nine who will advance to the live ESPN stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) at the Grand Casino Hotel Event Center in Shawnee.

Larsen bowled eight-game pinfall totals of 1,826 on the 32-foot Wolf pattern lane condition in the first round, 1,793 on the 40-foot Bear pattern in the second round and 1,779 on the 52-foot Badger pattern in Thursday’s third round with games of 223, 190, 246, 200, 244, 219, 219 and 238.

“It was another successful day today,” said the 27-year-old Larsen who led after the second round. “You never know what will happen when you’re bowling on a completely new lane condition but I was ready for the challenge.

“I used a lot of balls again today in the round,” he continued. “Just like in yesterday’s round I used several balls and had to make changes in my ball speed and hand position at the release – the changes were just different today.”

Larsen is trying for his first PBA Tour title on U.S. soil. His Tour titles came in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Open and 2014 Kuwait International Open.

Larsen holds a 45-pin lead over 18-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with a 5,353 pinfall. Three-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., is third with 5,346.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., advanced to the fourth round with a 10th-place 5,199 pinfall total. He bowled games of 234, 218, 235, 163, 213, 183, 236 and 206 in the third round.

“I’m a little surprised how well I’m doing because when I practiced on these conditions at home I didn’t do that well,” said the high school sophomore who uses the unique two-handed delivery. “Generally, I feel comfortable making the adjustments I need to make – I’m just trying to learn as much as I can.

“If I have a bad game or get a split, I just have to remember that there are more opportunities and more bowling to go.”

Ford has been a PBA member since age 13 and has three top-10 finishes in PBA regional competition with a best of sixth.

Saturday’s stepladder round will feature players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position to join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder final.

Friday’s final qualifying round will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning at 9:30 EDT (8:30 CT). For subscription and schedule information click on


FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Thursday

Third Round (after 24 games. Top 33 players advance to Friday’s fourth round)

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,398.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,353.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 5,346.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 5,277.
5, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 5,274.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,266.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5,243.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,213.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,203.
10, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 5,199.
11, Sam Cooley, Australia, 5,187.
12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,158.
13, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,157.
14, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 5,150.
15, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 5,139.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 5,127.
16, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5,127.
18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 5,116.
19, Dom Barrett, England, 5,088.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 5,087.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,085.
22, Stuart Williams, England, 5,083.
23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,081.
24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,071.
25, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 5,064.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,061.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5,057.
28, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,045.
29, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 5,030.
30, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,019.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,014.
32, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,999.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,998.

Did not advance
34, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,993.
35, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 4,991.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4