Deutsche Bank refuses Democrats' demand to give up Trump’s financial details   
Preview Germany's biggest bank has rejected a request by US House Democrats to provide details of President Donald Trump's finances. Deutsche Bank is citing privacy laws.
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          June 30, 2017 - Immigration / Travel Ban Confusion / Voter Privacy   
In this segment, Pat covers several topics: > The undocumented immigrant who successfully sued S.F. because it went against its own Sanctuary City policy. > Pat talks with Correspondent Steve Kastenbaum about how major airports are prepared for confusion now that the new version of Trump's Travel Ban is in effect. > Kastenbaum is also reporting on: President Trump's Election Integrity Commission is asking each state to turn over data from it's voter rolls. Privacy concerns?
          Toyota Rav4 2.2 D-4D XT-R ...Absolutely Fabulous Condition Throughout, Long MOT, Fab Service History   
Toyota RAV4 2.2 D-4D XT-R, 5 Door, Diesel Four Wheel Drive in Metallic Silver. Absolutely Superb Example Throughout with Comprehensive Service History, and Sold with a Long MOT (31 May 2018). Lovely Economical Four Wheel Drive Which Includes Alloy Wheels, Tilt And Slide Electric Sunroof, Privacy... 5,975.00 - Contact seller
          vakantiehuisje in Winterswijk, Nederland : Vakantiepark De Twee Bruggen voor 5 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Vakantiepark De Twee BruggenAlle accommodaties op Vakantiepark De Twee Bruggen zijn speels gesitueerd waardoor er zoveel mogelijk privacy ontstaat. Er zijn diverse type accommodaties voor verschillende samenstellingen. De stacaravans (NL-4827) liggen dichtbij het sportveld en zijn eenvoudig, maar verzorgd ingericht. De chalets liggen aan het begin van het park en zeer gunstig ten opzichte van diverse faciliteiten. Dit type is er in twee varianten: een zeer comfortabel volledig ingericht 4-pers. chalet (NL-4828) en een extra luxe 6-pers. chalet (NL-4829). Bij het 6-pers. type beschik je standaard over een sauna. De in typische Saksische stijl gebouwde bungalows (NL-4830) zijn geschikt voor max. 8-pers. Dit sfeervolle huis is, net als de chalets, voorzien van de meeste hedendaagse gemakken. Voor groepen tot 42 personen biedt de groepsaccommodatie (NL-7109-10) een uiterst luxe en comfortabel onderdak. Het is volgens hotelprincipe ingericht (elke slaapkamer een eigen badkamer) met een gezellige, gezamenlijke keuken/woonruimte. Welke van deze types je ook boekt, je beschikt altijd over een eigen terras met tuinmeubilair.
          vakantiehuisje in Kootwijk, Nederland : Berkenhorst - Type 4BL voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Berkenhorst - Type 4BLDe gelijkvloerse en geschakelde bungalows liggen verspreid over het park. De accommodaties zijn allen comfortabel en verzorgd ingericht en voorzien van bijvoorbeeld een DVD-speler en draadloos internet (tegen betaling). U heeft de keuze uit verschillende types, namelijk een 4+2-pers. (NL-2672, geschikt voor 4 volwassenen en 2 kinderen) en twee 4-pers. types (NL-2673: is voorzien van oa. één stapelbed en NL-2674: is ruimer en heeft enkel één persoons bedden). Er is tevens een 4-pers. bungalow met sauna (NL-2890). Deze laatste is er ook in een 6-pers. variant (NL-2891). Elke bungalow heeft een eigen terras met tuinmeubilair waar u voldoende privacy heeft.
          vakantiehuisje in Nogueira do cravo ohp, Portugal : Quinta da Encavalada voor 10 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Quinta da EncavaladaQuinta da Encavalada bestaat uit twee mooie, volledig geoutilleerde vakantiehuizen die verbonden worden door een binnenplaats. Zodoende is het de ideale plek als u vakantie wilt vieren met twee gezinnen en toch ook met uw gezin privacy wilt genieten. Daarnaast is Quinta da Encavalada ook zeer geschikt als groepsaccommodatie tot 12 personen. Casa Palmeira heeft een zitkamer, open keuken, luxe badkamer en 2 slaapkamers (5 personen). Casa Agave een zitkamer met open keuken, badkamer en 3 slaapkamers (5 personen). Elk huis heeft zijn eigen zonneterras. Voor gemeenschappelijke maaltijden is de binnenplaats ideaal. De voormalige authentieke Portugese herenboerderij is in 2013 door de Nederlandse eigenaar met veel zorg en aandacht gerestaureerd. De quinta ligt op 300 meter hoogte net buiten het dorpje Senhor das Almas. Het besloten terrein van drie hectare geeft absolute privacy door de ommuring aan de wegzijde en het volwassen groen aan de andere kanten. Toch heeft u vanaf het terrein een mooi weids uitzicht met in de verte het Caramulo- gebergte. De sfeer is er landelijk, afwisselend en groen met veel mooie volwassen bomen.
          vakantiehuisje in Vilamoura, Portugal : Villa Rosinda voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villa RosindaKom volledig tot rust in en rondom deze fantastische villa! Volop privacy! Je beschikt over een verzorgde, geheel omheinde tuin met een heerlijk privézwembad. Na een frisse duik kun je lekker uitrusten op een van de verschillende terrassen, of gebruik maken van de buitenkeuken om een lekkere lunch te bereiden! Ook is er een barbecue aanwezig. De villa is geheel gelijkvloers en heeft een comfortabele, zeer verzorgde inrichting. Met veel liefde en smaak heeft de eigenaar deze uiterst prettige plek gecreëerd. Geniet van airconditioning in de hele villa. Vanuit de eerste slaapkamer open je de schuifpui richting de tuin aan de zijkant. Je bent 1 km verwijderd van de supermarkt. Dan de omgeving: via een heerlijk groen achterland kom je bij de Moorse kasteelruïnes van Paderne (20 km). Leuk detail is dat dit kasteel een van de 7 is die terugkomt op de Portugese vlag. Bezoek verder de kerk van São Lourenco in Almancil (10 km) en bewonder het mooie, met blauw-witte azulejos versierde, interieur. De kinderen zullen zeker een keer naar een van de waterparken willen. Bij Albufeira (20 km) vind je het park Aquashow met verschillende waterglijbanen, een waterachtbaan en een golfslagbad.
          Cops Can Now Download Your Smartphone Activity In Just Seconds   
It looks like cell phone privacy really is a thing of the past as New York prepares to pass a bill allowing police to steal people’s cell phone data. A bill currently working its way through the […]
          Comment on Looking for Android Alternative? Here are the best ones by Manthi Lavanya Wijetunge   
Im also looking for a Android alternative, for privacy reasons. Google is selling our every private details.
          Personalized, 3rd Anniversary - Some roads are not meant to be traveled alone - Leather luggage tag with privacy flap on the reverse side by leathermadenice   

22.50 USD

What a wonderful keepsake as the happy couple embark on their journey in life together. Each one is hand-cut, hand-stamped and dyed on premium tooling leather.

*** This listing is for one luggage tag*** For those who prefer to purchase 1 or more tags.

Dimensions:
Width - 2.5 inches (6.3cm)
Length - 4.5 inches (11.4cm)
Dye colour - see drop down option
Brass OR nickel grommets
16 inch lacing.
** Ours have a privacy flap at the back that can house a removeable address card as seen in pic #3.

WHEN ORDERING:
Order of initials
Date to be on tag
Tag dye colour -
Hardware choice - brass or nickel

**We can add another "l" to the word travelled as per your request.

Thanks for viewing.


          His and Hers - Personalized Leather Luggage Tags - set of two - Home is where my wife (husband) is by leathermadenice   

45.00 USD

It is nice to know where your heart belongs. Created for couples that adore each other and can express it openly while travelling.

Each one is hand-cut, hand-stamped and dyed on premium tooling leather.

Dimensions:
Width - 2.5 inches (6.3cm)
Length - 4.5 inches (11.4cm)
Dye colour - acorn, black, dark brown, med. brown (title pic.) and mahogany
Brass OR nickel grommets
16 inch lacing.
** Ours have a privacy flap at the back that can house a removeable address card as seen in the last photo.

WHEN ORDERING PLEASE INCLUDE:
Personalization/name: up to 15 characters in the 1/4 inch font (including spaces)
Date: if wanted on tag
Hardware choice: nickel or brass grommet
Dye colour:

If you have any questions regarding the length of a quote please contact us prior to purchase.

Thanks for viewing.

Anne & John


          School not told of disgraced priest neighbour for 'privacy reasons'   

The Catholic Church did not tell a Canberra primary school a priest living next door had been accused of inappropriate conduct because it was concerned about his privacy, an independent report reveals.


          TS58: Domino's Birth Control, Gay News Around the World, Instagram Privacy Policy, White House Wedding Proposal   
Erin and Bryan struggle through their genuine sadness for the Sandy Hook victims to bring you stories about international gay intolerance and Domino's fight against birth control coverage. We promise there are jokes in this episode. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a new episode of TSP! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Trump's Appointment to Gender Equality Office Has Hateful Anti-Trans Record    
PoliticsTransgenderFeminismWomenDonald Trump Tracy E. Gilchrist

Adding to his record of appointing people to posts they are fundamentally unqualified to hold, Donald Trump has named an anti-trans activist as a senior adviser to the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Bethany Kozma, who held positions in the White House and Homeland Security under George W. Bush, vehemently opposed guidelines issued by President Obama's administration that advised schools to let trans students use their preferred names and pronouns and use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Buzzfeed reports. And to Google the woman who will advise on gender equality in the office that is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to uncover a treasure trove of hateful, woefully misguided anti-trans propaganda. 

“A boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same shower, bathroom, or locker room with my daughter under the president’s transgender policies,” Kozma wrote in a 2016 piece about the Obama administration guidelines. “When I learned that predators could abuse these new policies to hurt children in school lockers, shelters, pool showers, or other vulnerable public places like remote bathrooms in national parks, I realized I had to do something.” 

In a disgusting attempt to equate trans women with sexual predators, Kozma’s story included a video of women sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted by cisgender men in spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms. 

While naming Kozma, who clearly doesn’t believe that trans women are equal to cisgender women, as an adviser at the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a slap in the face to all women, her position in the office is further complicated by the fact that USAID has a long history of supporting programs that advance LGBT equality around the world, including a program that leverages financial contributions to support “LGBTI human rights and development in 14 countries around the world,” HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, and an initiative to empower Asia’s LGBT people, according to its website.

A spokesperson for USAID said Kozma’s appointment does not mean there has been a change in policy in terms of its commitment to LGBT rights, according to Buzzfeed. 

"USAID is committed to promoting a work environment that is free from sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination, in accordance with existing federal law," the spokesperson said. 

But Kozma's anti-trans crusade did not end with her campaign to oppose Obama’s protections for trans students in 2016. Earlier this year she wrote a piece for The Daily Signal (part of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation) in which she patted herself on the back for being a part of the movement that she believes helped influence the Trump administration to rescind those protections.  

“Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness — that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear,” Kozma wrote this February. 

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          Privacy, consent laws under 'unprecedented strain'. We need a data-watcher watcher   

Ideal steward would be mediator, soothsayer, guide

Two of the UK’s leading academic societies have recommended setting up a data stewardship body to take a “helicopter view” of the whole data governance landscape.…


          vakantiehuisje in Búger, Spanje : Mut voor 8 personen   
vakantiehuisje : MutDit sfeervol landhuis met veel karakter,ligt op een grondstuk van ongeveer 13.000 m2, waarin je amandel-, olijf-, johannesbroodbomen, vijgen, sinaasappel- en andere fruitbomen kunt vinden. Het leuke van op vakantie gaan is natuurlijk dat je ergens heen gaat waar dingen anders zijn dan thuis en dat maakt deze vakantieverblijf helemaal waar. Het huis heeft een mediterraan landelijke omgeving en ligt zeer rustig in het stadje Búger. Op 35 km van Palma en 15 km van het strand van Alcudia. Dit gerenoveerd landhuis met twee verdiepingen heeft een capaciteit voor 8 volwassenen. Is mooi en elegant, heeft een goed ingericht interieur en een ruime en luchtige kamers. Er is een groot zwembad, een solarium en absolute privacy gegarandeerd. Ideaal voor diegenen die op zoek zijn naar de rust van het platteland van Mallorca maar ook niet ver van de noordelijke stranden.
          vakantiehuisje in Canillas de aceituno, Spanje : Casa El Cerro voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Casa El CerroDit comfortabele vrijstaande vakantiehuis met privézwembad ligt tussen de badplaats Torre del Mar en het bergdorpje Canillas de Aceituno. De villa is modern en Spaans van opzet en is heerlijk licht gehouden. Zo is er een ruime, moderne keuken. De masterbedroom heeft een eigen badkamer en inbouwkasten en de andere twee kamers delen een badkamer. Het huis heeft een omheinde tuin, overdekt terras en rondom het privézwembad is een zonneterras. Bij het zwembad bevindt zich een BBQ met een kleine buitenkeuken, toilet en een buitendouche. U heeft een prachtig uitzicht over het dal. Het huis ligt op een heuvel waardoor u veel privacy heeft. Het is ideaal om te genieten van het buitenleven, de ruimte en de plaatselijke cultuur. Het is hier heerlijk rustig en u bevindt zich in de nabijheid van zowel strand, alle faciliteiten alsook het natuurpark Sierras de Tejeda. Kom heerlijk van het Spaanse buitenleven genieten. De ligging is centraal en u bent snel op de doorgaande weg om uitstapjes te maken naar bijvoorbeeld het strand, het witte dorpje Frigiliana, het natuurpark en Málaga.
          Irony Maiden   

Until recently, I had put off watching The Handmaid’s Tale on HULU because I knew it would make me angry. I read Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name in the mid-1980s, and remember how the story – centered in a world run by pious bullies – made my blood boil. Now, dystopian stories of religion-based mind control hit close to home for those of us at CFI. We probably hear more true-life religious horror stories than the average citizen.

 

When I read the book 30 years ago, I thought some of the plot seemed a bit far-fetched. No way could things get so out of control. But as I work my way through the first few episodes of the TV series, I’m unpleasantly surprised at how plausible some of the series storylines sound in the wake of our recent elections. Three shows in, the series has already depicted: open and widespread intolerance, the objectification of women, religious fundamentalism, and massive protests.

 

Any of that sound familiar?

 

The other surprise was that the series star – Elizabeth Moss— who I think is a talented actor with solid credits to her name, is a practicing Scientologist.  (Moss, by the way, is also listed as a producer on the show and identifies as a feminist on her Wikipedia page. Ok that fits.)

 

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

Ø  Church makes pregnancy decision for a woman

Ø  Individuals virtually held prisoners

Ø  Leaders use fear and brutality to keep underlings in line

Ø  It’s dangerous to contradict sacred text

Ø  Anyone can be an informer

 

I’m sure that list could be much longer if I really gave it some thought and saw more episodes.

 

Moss has been a working actor since she was a kid, so she may have been feted by the CoS big cheeses from an early age and sheltered from the volumes of bad press the church has been getting for most of her life. And Scientology typically paints their apostates as disgruntled or vengeful to dodge the real issues of whether the complaints are true or not. The point is that she may not be exposed to her cult’s nefarious practices as fully as the rest of us, or if she was, the stories were probably poo pooed as the ravings of cranks.

 

Scientologists are not alone in being blinded to the insanity of their own beliefs, but the sheer volume of criticism and tales of mistreatment should give Moss and other high-profile scientologists pause and spark them to ask some questions of their leadership. Seems like every year it would get harder and harder to dodge the growing mountains of evidence that point to major problems in this “religion.”

 

It’s time to wake up.

 

Someone should nudge Elizabeth Moss and tell her that it becomes especially imperative to inquire about your own highly-criticized, authoritarian religion when you star in a TV series that highly criticizes authoritarian religion.

 

Maybe a chat with Leah Remini would help…

 


          vakantiehuisje in Nová pec, Tsjechië : Nova Lake Resort B voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Nova Lake Resort BHet luxe appartement Nova Lake Resort maakt deel uit van een nieuw complex van 15 appartementen in het dorp Nová Pec in de buurt van het Lipno-stuwmeer, het grootste meer in Tsjechië. De appartementen liggen met de o.a. de woonkamer op de begane grond en zijn heel smaakvol ingericht. U heeft de beschikking over WiFi, een afwasmachine en een satelliet TV. Er is een centrale parkeermogelijkheid naast het huis, er is ook een opslagruimte voor fietsen en skiës. De ligging van het huis is ideaal voor uw vakantie, zowel s zomers en´s winters. In het dorp Nová Pec mondt de rivier Moldau uit in het Lipno-stuwmeer. Dit gebied is in vergelijking met de dorpen Frymburk of Lipno veel rustiger en biedt ook meer privacy. Waterliefhebbers kunnen over de rivier Moldau tussen Soumarský most en Nová Pec en kanotocht maken (kano´s te huur). Het Lipno-stuwmeer is ideaal voor vissers en Kite surfen. Uitstapjes in de buurt: de stad Český Krumlov met het prachtige stadsreservaat en een mooi kasteel; op 25 km afstand het oostenrijkse skigebied Hochficht; het dorpje Kvilda of de bronnen van de rivier Moldau in het Šumava-gebergte. Het appartement Lake Resort is geschikt ook voor veeleisende klanten.
          vakantiehuisje in Slabčice, Tsjechië : Navr voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : NavrHet bijzonder mooie huis Marvan, met een te overkappen zwembad ligt op 500 m afstand van de oevers van het Orlická-stuwmeer, 15 km ten zuiden van de stad Milevsko en op circa 60 km ten zuiden van Praag. In de ruime en zeer verzorgde tuin kunt u in alle rust en privacy van uw vakantie genieten. Het zwembad in de tuin heeft een overkapping en daardoor is er altijd een aangename watertemperatuur gegarandeerd. Het huis Mar is ook geschikt voor gezinnen met kinderen. U kunt gebruik maken van het roeibootje van de eigenaar van het huis. Het huis bevindt zicht aan de rand van een bos samen met meerdere weekendhuizen. In de buurt kunt u de burchten Zvíkov en Orlík bezoeken. Beide liggen aan de oevers van het stuwmeer en u kunt er ook met een toeristenboot naartoe gaan. U kunt bv. ook de hoofdstad Praag bezoeken (45 minuten met de auto). Ook het kasteel Hluboká nad Vltavou of de stad Český Krumlov zijn een bezoek meer dan waard.
          Report: Facebook Hate Speech Rules Protect White Men   

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In recent months, Facebook has found itself in near-constant trouble over its rules on privacy and speech. The furor only grew when, last month, The Guardian published the site’s guidelines for removing content. Some of the rules were both confusing and controversial, like one that allows videos of self-harm to be livestreamed. Well, Facebook can…

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          EBlocker: beschermt je online privacy en anonimiteit   
Anonimiteit en internet hebben weinig raakvlakken. Toch is het mogelijk om je anonimiteit online te beschermen. Zo kun je je IP-adres afschermen, cook…
          Welcome to Summit Apartments in, CA. Pet OK! (San Diego) - $2362.00   
Nestled in the picturesque hills of prestigious Mountain Ranch, the gated community of Summit offers an upscale lifestyle with everything you need, like our property s privacy gates, three pools and spas, and fitness center. Dogs and indoor cats are welco...
           Jefaira North Coast Finished Condo Chalet Sale by Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, North Coast , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 135 SQM Terrace Area 46 SQM , 1st Floor , include : Master Bathroom with private bathroom , Bedroom, Reception, Nanny Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Sale Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Greek Design Twin House Villa Sahel Jefaira Sale Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : Villa [tag]Twin House for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Installment Over 7 Years with Plot Area 340 M Total Area 250 SQM Terrace Area 33 M , Ground Floor Consists of : Maid's Room plus Private Bathroom, Driver's Room + Bathroom, Reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Room plus Bathroom , Guest toilet First Floor Consists of : Master Bedroom with Dressing Room plus Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Dressing, 2 Bathrooms, Living , Storage Payment Methods : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira sale plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
          R. v Clinton, 2017 SKPC 36 (CanLII)   
cell phone — vehicle — steering wheel — bar — reasonable expectation of privacy
          (IT) Java Developer   

Rate: £550 - £700 per day   Location: London   

Senior Java Developer Hugely exciting opportunity to join an exciting Financial Technology deliver development on a forthcoming market regulation. I am keen to speak to experienced Java server side developers who are real technology enthusiasts and problem solvers. Candidates do not need to come from a banking/FS background, however this is a core engineering role so any exposure to the following would be great: Server-side Java with Maven, Eclipse or C#, Kafka/any other messaging such as RabbitMQ, 0MQ, AMQ, QPID, TIB, etc, Involvement in the entire project lifecycle and the ability to work in collaboration or as sole developer Experience in developing applications using TCP/IP Experience in delivering high performance, low latency, multi-threaded services Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Please send CV's for review. Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.
 
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: George Hajigeorgiou
Advertiser: TEKsystems
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-JSE1

          (IT) Java Developer   

Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day   Location: Camberley, Surrey   

Java Developer Top Tier Investment Bank Surrey (Camberley) £500- £600 P/D Your new company A top tier investment bank with cutting edge technology hub in Surrey. Your new role Joining the Identity and access Management team you will be responsible for leveraging deep technical knowledge to create technology solutions that address complex technical, architectural and organizational challenges. The identity and access management team is business critical and have achieved significant funding in recent times, for this reason, you can expect to keep busy and have the opportunity to contract long-term. What you'll need to succeed -Extensive Java development experience -Spring, -REST, -Web Services, -JMS -BPMN -Maven -Junit What you'll get in return £500- £600 Per day and the opportunity to work alongside leading technologists building world-class solutions in a leading investment bank. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If you are yet to update your CV at this stage, please do give me a call for an introductory discussion regardless. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.
 
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Type: Contract
Location: Camberley, Surrey
Country: UK
Contact: Ben Dale
Advertiser: Hays Specialist Recruitment
Reference: JS-3060168

           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Robert Cruinkshank
Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Joe O'Sullivan
Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

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Joe O'Sullivan
Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

          Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy   
Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy:

RACHAEL STICKLAND TESTIFIES BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy co-chair Rachael Stickland was invited to testify before the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education at a hearing entitled “Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy.” Rachael testified at a similar hearing in March 2016.
The Subcommittee’s press release can be viewed here and Rachael’s full testimony can be found here (and below).
Webcast of the hearing can be viewed here:
For articles about the hearing, please visit the following:
House Hearing on Education Research and Student Privacy
AACROA, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
June 29, 2017
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On the Hill Today: Education Research and Student Privacy
Politico Morning Education
June 28, 2017
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Student Privacy in Education Research: ‘It’s Time’ to Update Federal Laws
Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks
June 28, 2017

 Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy:
          Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/29/17   

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/29/17
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          Privacy: How Bloggers Can Protect Themselves from Stalkers and Trolls   

The Internet is a gift and a curse. On one hand, we have all these tools and resources for information, connecting with people, and sharing your expertise. On the other hand, the anonymity and the instant access to public information (or the private information you share) can make your experience hell. A recent scenario has the book blogging community in a frenzy, as an author wrote an essay on The Guardian about how she didn’t take too kindly about a book blogger giving her novel a 1 star review on Goodreads, and somehow ended up at this lady’s front door! […]

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          One Court, Indivisible, Votes Liberty and Justice for All   
This week's unanimous Supreme Court decision affirming a robust Fourth Amendment protection for cellphone data is an enormously important victory for privacy rights in the digital age. It is also a reminder that support as well as opposition to civil liberty these days can come from unexpected quarters. Or maybe it is no longer much...
          The Book – Protecting Patron Privacy   
I am so excited to announce that Protecting Patron Privacy: LITA Guide edited by me and Bonnie Tijerina is out! Description: Although privacy is one of the core tenets of librarianship, technology changes have made it increasingly difficult for libraries to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the 21st-century library.  This authoritative LITA Guide offers […]

          I Want Your Feedback on the #NISOPRIVACY Principles   
  This week NISO published the NISO Consensus Principles on Users’ Digital Privacy in Library, Publisher, and Software-Provider Systems (PDF). As you may remember I am serving on this committee, which we had originally hoped would wrap up in July, but is still going strong. Privacy is nuanced and opinions vary widely. Combine that with the frequent conflation of privacy and security and […]

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Free surf anonymously to protect your online security and privacy via hiding IP
          Memocorp Office at 259 George St Sydney by The Stella Collective.   

The Stella Collective have finished their first office fit out in the prestigious 259 George St building in Sydney. Although by the time Stella was done with it, 'office fit out' are the last words you’d use to describe it. It’s more 'day spa meets fashion label HQ meets luxe retail space'.

With their trademark fine, black steel shelving units, housing either a plant de jour or a sought after Aesop product, the space has got the Stella stamp all over it. From the feminine pale oak flooring that runs throughout the space, to the shimmery golden finishes, it's as far from a stock standard office as you’re likely to get.

The Stella Collective were going for a boutique hotel feeling or a luxury penthouse and aptly coined the project Office In the Sky.

The building had great bones to work with. The 1,000 square meter, located on the top floor, is subject to some of the most exquisite views Sydney has to offer. Frankly it’s hard to step a foot wrong with that as your backdrop.

Stella was up for a total reinterpretation of what an office space should look and feel like.

“Memocorp office represents a throwing out of the design rules of the past in corporate life to re-interpret the way we interact with our work place. There are defined areas to eat, work, play and unwind yet all feels connected.”

“Light flows from room use, large steel framed glazing replacing the typical ‘shutting off of meeting rooms’, creating light-filled and joyous spaces, whilst also allowing the chance to have privacy when required.”

The aim was for the space to be a nourishing one, to have almost a spiritual effect on the end user.

The space feels very gentle. Feminine. Everything has been carefully detailed and thought through. And one can only applaud each time a design team decides to push the boundaries and try a new approach to commercial design.

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          States refuse Trump panel request for voter information   
A growing number of U.S. states refused on Friday to give voters’ names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate alleged voter fraud, saying the demand was unnecessary and violated privacy. “This commission was formed ...
          French authorities close Windows 10 privacy investigation   

French data-protection authorities have officially closed their investigation into privacy violations by Windows 10. The notice praises Microsoft for cutting Windows 10 data collection by half.


          States refuse Trump commission request for U.S. voter data   
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A growing number of U.S. states refused on Friday to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate alleged voter fraud, saying the demand was unnecessary and violated privacy.

          The American media are truly lost inside of their own little world,.   
Tinker

The American people already knew that they were not going to vote for another Clinton or Bush, so they picked Donald Trump.

After the election, CNN and the rest of the mainstream media started saying no, it was Russia and Putin who helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. And Russia was hacking the American people Presidential election, spreading the behind the scene gossip that was said inside the DNC.

God almighty doesn't CNN already know that the American people don't believe CNN political bull talk by now either?
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CNN doubles down on the implosion of its brand.
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          Trump wants to save the City of Chicago.   
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Donald J. Trump — President of the United States
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Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!

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Thomas Williams Save the Children, Mothers, and Dads who are still trying to live a good life anyway, Mr. President.

ReplyJust now
Kim Eden Lehman Thank you, President Trump, for doing what has been needed for a long time.

Reply4 mins
Deborah Davis absolutely, they are not doing anything about it in Chicago, enough is enough,, Trump is a true leader...save life ..... yes

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          Joe Scarborough's relentless personal attacks on Sarah Palin.   

Sarah Palin.
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Thomas Williams shared Mark Levin's post.

We will not falter like this left wing media keeps doing. Because we really like feeling American and who are nothing like this today's left wing media types who now belong to the Washington DC establishment Deep State, like Mika & Joe.

And who betrayed the spirit of our America US Government a long time ago.

Mark Levin
Joe Scarborough's relentless personal attacks on Sarah Palin.

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          Android Mobile App Developer / TEKsystems / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
TEKsystems/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

My client has built and released a Mobile App, it is currently available to download in Apples App Store and Android's Play Store. The App has been built and released but is still very much in the early days of development. The successful candidate will be working within a fast paced agile driven team, you'll be responsible for the development of stories from inception through to live deployment. You will assist in the creation of stories, development, builds and live deployment. There will be bug logging and tracking, daily stand up's, cross team collaboration, stake-holder meetings and mobile/device testing.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

* Development of native Android mobile apps

* Must have been involved in the design and development of a successful app, ideally a To Do List or News reading App

* Understand Agile Practices

Be positive at all times, adaptable, have a can-do attitude

Be pro-active and communicate clearly with a variety of fellow employees and teams

Management of your time and the ability to stay calm under pressure.

An inquisitive, problem solving nature is a huge plus

You must be passionate about development.

Strong communication skills are vital to the role

Attention to detail and being an analytical thinker

Able to think on your feet is vital.

Successful candidates will be contacted directly.

Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months

Pay: 400 to 500 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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          Deutsche Bank refuses Democrats' demand to reveal Trump's financial details   
Germany's biggest bank has rejected a request by US House Democrats to provide details of President Donald Trump's finances. Deutsche Bank is citing privacy laws. The bank provided multimillion dollar loans to Trump's real-estate business before his political career. "We respectfully disagree with the suggestion that Deutsche Bank freely may reveal confidential financial information in response to requests from individual members of Congress," Deutsche's counsel said in a letter seen by Reuters.
          (USA-PA-Sayre) Occupational Therapist Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: New Jersey, Moorestown Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Department Address: 1001 N Elmer Road* Department City: Sayre Department State: PA Department Zipcode: 18840 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Sayre, PA Sayre, Pennsylvania EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Occupational Therapist Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Occupational Therapist / OTR - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-AZ-PRESCOTT) $2500 Hiring Bonus! Home Health RN   
**Job Description** Is responsible to perform the following according to Good Samaritan mission, location standards and procedures: Availability needed: Saturday thru Monday * Is accountable that medications and treatments are administered to assigned clients. * Assesses client to establish client plan of care. Re-evaluates plan of care to determine client is still eligible for services. * Provides care in accordance with agency policy; local, state and federal laws and plan of care. * Supervises, provides training and evaluates home care aides. Accompanies home care aides on supervisory visits with clients. * Safeguards clients’ property. Maintains clients’ self-esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information. Complies with HIPAA guidelines. * Provides clients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans. * Is accountable that physicians’ orders are processed and physicians notified in a timely manner. * Directs and documents care provided to clients. Receives and shares information; observes and reports clients’ conditions to appropriate staff. Explains procedures before and during care. Directs and assists with client, family / significant other education. * Utilizes appropriate bag techniques. * Reports signs/ symptoms of client infections to appropriate staff in a timely manner. **Qualifications** * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with at least one year of nursing experience. * Prior experience in like or related position preferred. * Licensure for state of practice is required. * Current CPR certification or ability to become certified in CPR within 60 days of hire. Must be at least 18 years of age. * Must have a favorable motor vehicle record (MVR) and must present a valid drivers license and proof of insurance before operating a vehicle. * Basic ability to communicate and comprehend; ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities; knowledge of basic nursing skills; knowledge and familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all medications administered. * Must have or be able to obtain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. Req id: 6723 In the Good Samaritan Society, we believe that "In Christ's Love, Everyone is Someone." *Show YOU care, Join us today* *Location:* PRESCOTT, AZ *Job Type(s):* Part-Time *Range:* 28.50 - 30.70 *Facility:* 0300 - GSS Legacy Home Care *Shift(s):* Day
          (USA-MI-Frankenmuth) Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Health   
h3 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job"Overview/h3div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"Provide personal assistance, ADLs, homemaking services and promotes client comfort and safety. Responsible for observing and reporting/documenting the observations and services provided. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of client care.div id="iCIMS_Expandable_Button" /div/div/div/divh3 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job"Responsibilities/h3div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"ulliFollow plan of care to meet client’s needs; if unable to perform a requested task, contact the supervisor immediatelyulliMeet safety needs of client and family and use equipment safely and properly/li/ul/liliGive personal care including Activities of Daily Living/ADLs, baths, showers, backrubs, oral hygiene, nail care with emery boards, nail clippers and orange sticks, shampoo client’s hair, and change bed linens as specified on the plan of careulliAssist in feeding the client as necessary/liliAssist in dressing and undressing the client/liliPlan and prepare nutritious meals/liliTake and record oral, auxiliary temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure as directed/liliProvide proper care and observation of client’s skin to prevent breakdown/liliAssist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the primary nurse or therapist/li/ul/liliOffer and assist with bedpans, urinals, toileting and incontinence care and enemas with prepared enema (Fleets type)/liliPerform range of motion and other simple procedures as directed within scope of practice and for which competency has been verifiedulliAssist the client and family in the self-administration of medication as directed/liliKeep client’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate/liliDo client laundry as directed/li/ul/liliAdhere to organizational documentation, care and practice policies and procedures and protects client’s privacyulliAttend the required educational presentations as required by agency/li/ul/liliFollow standards of universal precautions and infection control according to policies and procedures/liliConduct self in a professional manner and maintain the ethical standards of the organization/liliPerform additional tasks as directed by RN supervisor and for which competency has been verified/liliMaintain a communication method by which agency can contact for scheduling i.e. telephone and pager; responds to voice mail messages in a timely mannerulliApply appropriate agency non-medication protocols for pain and symptom management as directed/liliObserve client and promptly report changes to the supervisor or Skilled Nurse/liliApply non-prescription ointments/liliPerform range of motion exercise per Plan of Care (POC)/liliDemonstrate competency in tasks required by the Conditions of Participation/liliFollow all precautions included in the Plan of Care/POC /li/ul/liliProvide catheter and colostomy care, perform simple dressing or other special tasks as directed after competency has been verifiedulliMay assist client with set up and cleaning of equipment such as oxygen and nebulizers/liliChange linens and perform light housekeeping/li/ul/liliPrepare light meal or snack, offer fluids if di
          Pence-Kobach voting commission alarms states with info request - CNN   

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          Looking to relocate   
Hi all!
I'm new to this team - didn't realize there were JW specific teams on sp! :)
My family and I are thinking of relocating. We haven't seen that much of the US .. it's an awfully big place - so thought I'd ask for ideas on here!
Here is some of the criteria we are looking for:

1) Country living not too far from a city. We like living out in the country/privacy but I am a nurse and would like to be near a major hospital (prefer 30 minutes or less) and my husband...
          House for sale in phibsborough, dublin - 695000 eur   
House for sale in phibsborough, dublin - 695000 eur On view saturday 17th june from 11 to 11:30am. behind the pretty red brick exterior lies a surprisingly spacious and excellent family home which has been refurbished and extended in 2009 at ground and first floor level to provide charming reception rooms, a stunning kitchen/ living/ dining room extension and ample bedroom accommodation plus the benefit of an attic conversion. the owners have been careful to retain all the original features which combined with stylish modern decor creates a lovely family home, the kitchen is ultra-modern as are the bathrooms giving the best of period charm and contemporary design. tucked away on a quiet cul de sac where properties seldom come to the market, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a house with no work needed, just simply move in. the accommodation comprises hallway with polished wooden floor and guest w.c, the two inter connecting reception rooms both have cast iron fireplaces, ceiling covings and polished wooden floors, the kitchen is filled with natural light which floods through the many roof windows, there is an extensive range of floor and wall units and work surfaces with fitted oven, hob and extractor fan. a feature brick wall is a lovely acknowledgement of the original house in an otherwise very contemporary space. upstairs there are three great bedrooms one with en suite shower room, family bathroom and a converted attic. the garden to the front is railed and laid in low maintenance chippings while the rear garden is laid in patio and lawn with colourful plants and flowers, extends to approx 6.5m x 5.5m and is not overlooked to the rear ensuring great privacy. this sought after road is located off the north circular road a couple of minutes walk from phibsborough village and stoneybatter, with their abundance of trendy cafes and bars, many shops, wellness centres and amenities. there is a real red brick charm of old dublin combined with the feel of a bustling village. there are plenty of national and secondary schools within easy reach as well as the new dit campus at grangegorman. commuting to the city centre is a leisurely stroll, there are plenty of bus routes passing through phibsborough including the 46 a with the soon to open luas stop within a few minutes walk. only 20 minutes walk to the excellent phoenix park and botanic gardens. hallway 7.8m x 1.4m. great welcoming hallway with polished wooden floor, ceiling covings, picture rails and ceiling rose. there is a guest w.c. living room 3.8m x 3.5m. bright spacious living room to the front with a great sash window with working shutters, the main focal point of the room is the cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, other features include the original polished floor boards, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. an opening leads through to the dining room. dining room 3.7m x 3.6m. this is another excellent reception room with a cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. there are fitted bookshelves and an opening leading to the kitchen. kitchen/ living / dining 8.3m x 5.0m. the kitchen is heart of this home and has been designed to maximise the light which floods through the roof windows and great windows overlooking the garden. there is an extensive range of fitted floor and wall units with plenty of work surfaces, a bank of units offers ample storage and plumbing for the washing machine and dryer. a spacious dining area and seating area overlook the garden. the floor is laid in porcelain tiles with the benefit of under floor heating. bedroom 1 5.0m x 3.6m. the main room spans the entire width of the property and is lit by two great sash windows with the original fireplace, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose and plenty of fitted wardrobe space. bedroom 2 3.6m x 3.6m. great double room with the original fireplace, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. bedroom 3 3.5m 3.1m. great double room part of the two storey extension with a very great window allowing great views of phibsborough. there is a wall of sliding wardrobes. en suite 2.0m x 1.2m. completely tiled wet room with suite comprising w.c, w.h.b and shower. bathroom 3.5m x 1.5m. the main family bathroom comprises w.c, w.h.b, bath and separate shower. completely tiled. attic 5.0m x 3.6m. the attic has been converted and has a wooden floor and plenty of under eaves storage. skylights allow great views across the rooftops towards phibsborough village.features:excellent victorian era family home renovated extended in 2009 with excellent aging cedar cladding and zinc roofing. gas fired central heating with combination boiler cat 6 network cabling throughout under floor heating in kitchen gardens designed by thinkoutside landscapers bathroom fittings duravit and hans grohe and gessi fittings
          VMware Tackles HCI Security with Unique Software-Defined Encryption   
Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Architecture A financial firm recently shared with us that it was fending off 10,000 unauthorized hacking attempts per day.  A hospital shared their need to comply with the latest privacy regulations, and a transportation firm explained how decommissioned hard disk drives needed to be physically […]
          Home for sale in ottawa, ontario - 1390000 cad   
Home for sale in ottawa, ontario - 1390000 cad Spectacular executive home on the ottawa river, 25 mins from parliament hill. with over 170 feet of waterfront, it is positioned to maximize privacy and affords amazing views. with its custom design and quality finishes, this house has spacious rooms ideal for entertaining. tigerwood, polished marble and tile floors, douglas fir ceilings, geothermal heating and cooling, high efficiency windows. 5 car garage with insulated wayne dalton doors, heated pad in driveway and huge workshop. alluring landscaping, patios, decks and inground pool overlooking the river. lots of room to work and play. the house grandfathered a boat slip, a feature you cannot replace. this house is sure to make your dreams a reality!
          3 bed semi-detached house for sale in laira - 235000 gbp   
3 bed semi-detached house for sale in laira - 235000 gbp The property is a superbly presented great family home with lots of scope for engreatment and magnificent views of plymouth sound and surrounding devon countryside yet conveniently located for the a38, the city centre, marsh mills and local amenities.on the ground floor is a spacious entrance hallway, ding/family room, an 186 x 12 living room and a well fitted modern kitchen.on the first floor are three excellent size bedrooms with even the smallest being 810 x 85 square with the front bedrooms having panoramic views. there is also a modern family bathroom too.the scope for engreatment is substantial with the possibility of adding living space to both the side and the rear based on the size of the plot which is unusual for central plymouthto the front is a walled garden and wide driveway with off road parking for two family cars along with a detached garage/workshop with power and light and there are two further brick outbuildings one with again with power and light.the rear garden is a amazing size and enjoys excellent privacy consisting of a decent size lawn, great decking area and hardstanding sun terrace accessed via the living room.this is a superior example of a 3 bedroom family home and will be snapped up quickly. please book your viewing today!entrance hallwaywood effect tiled flooring, open plan to dining/family room.living room186 x 12double aspect bright and spacious room with french doors to sun terrace and garden. panoramic views. recess for log burner with granite hearth. parquet flooring beneath carpet.dining / family room144 x 102front aspect with wood flooring, stairs to first floor.kitchen115 x 83rear aspect, well fitted modern kitchen with range of eye and base level units with adjacent work surface, integrated dishwasher and fridge, oven and hob with extractor over, storage cupboard, door to side, tiled flooringutility areasmall area accessed via kitchen, space and plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted boiler serving heating and hot water.first floor landingaccess to loft, storage cupboard, view over rear garden.master bedroom128 x 101front aspect with glorious views, double built in wardrobe.bedroom two12 x 101front aspect again with outstanding views, built in double wardrobe.bedroom three810 x 85rear aspect with view over garden.family bathroom8 x 7enclosed bath with tiled surround, wash basin, wc, tiled floor and mira mains powerful shower.front gardenlaid to lawn with brick wall to front boundary.drivewayoff road parking for two cars.garagedetached garage/workshop with power and light.outbuildingstwo outbuildings attached to main house. one with power and light and also with pipework available for a wc.rear gardenwith gated side access, great sun terrace which could be a suitable place for a conservatory, great area of lawn, elevated decking area. all enclosed by wood fencing and offering a degree of seclusion and privacy.
          House for sale in sautee nacoochee, georgia, 30571, $179900   
House for sale in sautee nacoochee, georgia, 30571, $179900 Enjoy year around mountain views and end of road privacy from private getaway on mt. yonah! vaulted greatroom with wood interior and wall of windows, living room with rock fireplace high ceilings, remodeled kitchen with tile flooring, open floor plan. 3br, 2ba, loft, sunroom, cent h/a. wrap around deck main level, private upper deck, screened porch. workshop area in basement and separate hobby shop outbuilding. 2.48 wooded and landscaped acres includes add l one acre bldg. site. conven. to helen smithgall woods. great for full time living or 2nd home.
          Microsoft Video: Microsoft shares tips on how to protect your information and privacy against cybersecurity threats   
In this video, the Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center shares some best practices for protecting your information and privacy against cyberattacks and online threats, such as classifying information and then putting appropriate protections in place based on its value. Some information is meant to be public, some data is sensitive but not highly valued to […]
          Yes, Petty Idiocy Still Rules Society    

Late night loud yowls, most precious Big Cat Beauties... sheesh, geez, what a long busy-overwhelming week for this Big Cat... okay, really who cares about ENEMY-MSM Mika? However, petty idiocy still rules our society...sadly! But come on, Mika looks like a programmed android, and she is STUPID ... all you have to do is look at her, listen to her for a few minutes, and it's obvious--her IQ is not impressive, let's say... and let's get a dose of reality, how obvious is it that President Trump is just fish-hooking these brainless-wonder presstitutes into reacting crazily... MEANWHILE he's doing the real business of being president of these united states. BEHIND THE SCENES.

Yeah, the Kougar couldn't resist this political cartoon. ~smiles~

Okay, according to Sorcha Faal of ~whatdoesitmean.com~ there is a plot to possibly assassinate President Trump during the G20, when The Donald and Putin are supposed to meet... thus, to blame it on the Russians and cause a world war.

MESSAGE TO THE SINISTER-FORCE GLOBALISTS: NO, YOU WILL NOT ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. NOT EVER. WHATEVER YOU ATTEMPT WILL MERELY BACKFIRE ON YOU WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. AND SO IT IS!!! 

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PAUL JOSEPH WATSON DOES A BRILLIANT JOB EXPOSING THE IDIOCRACY HYPOCRISY OVER POOR LITTLE ATTACKED MIKA. 


Save Me The Feigned Outrage Over Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweet

Paul Joseph Watson | The media has spent the last 2 years viciously attacking Trump over his appearance.


IF YOU WANT ANY KIND OF FREEDOM AND PRIVACY AROUND YOUR MONEY, THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED. IT IS MORE THAN HORRENDOUS AND VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY. 





FANNIE AND FREDDIE WERE LOOTED BLIND BY OBOZO AND CREW, AND THE CONGRESS SIMPLY IGNORES THIS MASSIVE CRIME. 

SENATE OPENS LEGISLATIVE SEASON ON FANNIE AND FREDDIE IGNORING THEFT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Senate Banking Committee features Sen. Corker plan to hand mortgage market to Wall Street and big banks

THE PEDO EMPIRE IS CRUMBLING DAY BY DAY... THANK THE DIVINE ... THIS BIG CAT IS ENTIRELY GRATEFUL FOR THE INCREDIBLE EXPOSURE THAT IS HAPPENING NOW, AND FOR THE ROUND UP OF THESE PSYCHO-PERVERTS WHO RULE AND RUN AND RUIN OUR LIVES. 


BREAKING: POPE’S PEDOPHILE NETWORK IMPLODING AS HIS TOP AIDE IS INDICTED FOR CHILD RAPE

Catholic church involved in child sex once again 


JAMES O'KEEFE, WHAT A HERO REAL JOURNALIST!!! 

WATCH: CNN CEO ‘COWARDLY’ RUNS AWAY FROM JAMES O’KEEFE

Fake news ringleader hides from press 


YEAH, THANKS STUPID-BRAIN NIKKI HALEY ... WE SO NEED A BIG OLE NASTY, KILL OFF HUMANITY, *KILL OFF THE PLANET WAR* WITH RUSSIA [SNARK] BECAUSE OF A MCMASTER-ORCHESTRATED FALSE FLAG ... YOU TWIT-ZOID. 

https://www.infowars.com/russian-senator-warns-u-s-preparing-provocation-to-attack-syria 

RUSSIAN SENATOR WARNS U.S. PREPARING “PROVOCATION” TO ATTACK SYRIA

Trump admin could launch false flag blamed on Assad


Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov warns that the United States is preparing a false flag “provocation” as a pretext to launch a military assault on Syria.
Responding to a CNN report that the U.S. “has ships and aircraft in place to strike Syria,” if ordered to do so by the President, Pushkov cautioned that this could be the precursor to a staged incident.
“The United States put its Navy and Air Force on alert, and is just waiting for an excuse to strike Syria. Assad will not give them one.” This, Pushkov wrote, makes it “the perfect time for a provocation.”
США привели в готовность силы ВМФ и ВВС и ждут лишь предлога для удара по Сирии. Асад им предлога не даст. Идеальное время для провокации.
Earlier this week, the administration warned Bashar Al-Assad that the U.S. was aware of new preparations for a chemical attack and that he would pay a “heavy price” for any such action.
This was followed up by a tweet from Ambassador Nikki Haley in which she asserted, “Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.”
Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.
On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that the Trump administration’s warning to Assad had been “successful,” but Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took the move as “a warning sign of an intervention.”
“The campaign, which was started by the US and is being backed by London and Paris, on the alleged chemical attack that is claimed to be prepared by Damascus, is not original, it’s a textbook script, which has already been used in several countries in the region,” Zakharova said.
“The situation seems to be a massive provocation, both military and information-wise, a provocation which targets not only the Syrian leadership, but also Russia,” she added.
Back in April, the Trump administration launched 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield claimed to be the base for government aircraft that carried out a chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun.
The decision caused a split amongst Trump’s base because he specifically ran on the promise of not getting the United States entangled in more Middle Eastern conflicts that lead to the overthrow of secular leaders.
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THE EARTHQUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING UP THE PLANET ... THE KOUGAR CANNOT EVEN POST THEM ALL HERE

OKAY, SUPPOSEDLY, TO UPDATE THIS ARTICLE, RAND PAUL HAD A VERY GOOD MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH HE FEELS WILL YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS ... LET'S HOPE SO! 

RAND PAUL: HEALTH BILL IS NOW ‘OBAMACARE-PLUS’; IT SUBSIDIZES THE DEATH SPIRAL”

Legislation is "propping up" insurance companies

Senator Rand Paul continued to voice stern opposition to the Obamacare replacement legislation Friday, saying it isn’t even ‘Obamacare lite’ anymore, and instead is more like ‘Obamacare plus’.
Appearing on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” last night, Paul noted that the Republican legislation may actually provide more subsidies than Obamacare.
“[W]hen we look at the bill, we actually find that with the Obamacare subsidies, not only are we keeping them, we may actually be providing more subsidies than Obamacare has.” Paul exclaimed.
“Our early estimates on the bill are that the bill may spend more in the next year or two than Obamacare does.” Paul added.
“And so, it’s hard for us to get our mind around that this is a repeal bill if we’re spending more, keeping all the subsidies, and then we’re going to start a brand new federal entitlement program where we give insurance companies money.” the Senator explained.
“I keep reading it and…it sounds like Obamacare to me. It doesn’t even sound like Obamacare-lite. In some areas, it may be Obamacare-plus, on the subsidy side.” he urged.
Paul also warned that the bill “subsidizes the death spiral of Obamacare.”
“It dumps a bunch of federal money, taxpayer money, or borrowed money into the insurance industry and says, ‘Hey, please lower the prices if we give you money.’” Paul told viewers.
In a further appearance on Morning Joe Friday, the Senator said that the so called healthcare overhaul is actually centered around “propping up” insurance companies.

“The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies.” Paul said, adding that “you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should.”
The Senator argued that the legislation will amount to more “bailing out” of insurance companies.
“I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill. I promised people I was going to repeal it; I didn’t promise people that I was going to replace it with a federal program of bailing out insurance companies,” Paul asserted.
“I mean, we could do this for cars,” he added. “New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund.” he further argued.
In an interview with Breitbart, Paul noted that “The bill keeps ten of twelve Obamacare regulations that causes the prices of premiums to spiral upward.”


AT LEAST, THEY RECOGNIZE SOME LEVEL OF REALITY ... BLESS YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE, HERO SETH RICH 

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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Physical Therapist Per diem Rehab Without Walls   
Job DescriptionResCare Title: Physical Therapist Per diem Rehab Without WallsJob Category: Nursing/SkilledLine of Business: HomeCare ServicesAbout ResCareJoin us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Physical Therapist Per diem Rehab Without Walls.Are you passionate about helping others? Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.Physical Therapist Per diem Rehab Without Walls Responsibilities•Plan and administer prescribed physical therapy treatment and training for persons receiving services who have experienced various injuries or illnesses so that they may obtain the highest physical functioning.•Work under minimum supervision.•Abides by and demonstrates the company Mission--Vision--Values through both behavior and job performance on a day-to-day basis.•Provides therapy services planned, delegated and supervised by the qualified Physical Therapist consistent with the patient's approved Plan of Treatment.•Observes patients during treatment, compiles data and reports patient's progress to Physical Therapist.•Acts as a liaison and maintains contact with patients, Physical Therapist, Clinical Manager (s), other members of the healthcare team and the community in assuring effective care coordination and appropriate resource referrals.•Recommends to Physical Therapist possible modification to existing physical therapy treatment plans and training needs to achieve maximum results.•Maintains and submits documents as required by the Company and/or facility.•Accurately and thoroughly documents patient care observations, interventions and evaluation on the day services are rendered. Assists qualified THerapist with preparation of patient progress notes.•Participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned. Communicates information that enables collection and root cause analysis of data to identify opportunities for improvement.•Maintains the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Shares information only when recipient's right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient.•Maintains/enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating in/conducting staff development/continuing education program.•Adheres to and participates in Company's mandatory HIPPA privacy programractices and Business Ethics and Compliance programsractices.•Reviews and adheres to all Company policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook.•Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.Specific RequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorially. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.•Current CPR certification is required.•The candidate must successfully complete any/all required pre-employment evaluation test (s) per policy in each assigned area of practice.•Good organizational and communication skills are needed.•Ability to function with minimum supervisio
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Assoc Analytical Chemist   
Posting Title Assoc Analytical ChemistRequisition ID 68707BRJob Category Lab Services / techniciansLocations United States - Battle Creek, MIShift 1Job Posting Covance is hiring an Associate Analytical Chemist in Battle Creek, MIThe Associate Analytical Chemist is responsible for: * Learns to conduct routine analyses in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. * Learns how to document work and maintain study documentation and laboratory records. * Learns how to use laboratory equipment and software appropriate for assigned tasks. * Attends and participates in project meetings. * Learns to perform peer review of data. * Learns to plan assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments. * Contributes to a cohesive team environment. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members. * Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment. * Performs other related duties as assigned.Education/Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (Laboratory experience may be substituted for degree)Experience NoneEEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
          vakantiehuisje in Fayence, Frankrijk : Villa Rosalie voor 8 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villa RosalieDeze typische mediterrane villa is gelegen op 500 meter loopafstand van het levendige centrum van Fayence. De villa is op smaakvolle wijze ingericht. In de grote tuin ligt uw eigen omheinde zwembad (10 x 5m. Openslaande deuren geven toegang tot het fraaie, zonnige en ruime terras waar zes teakhouten ligbedden en parasols aanwezig zijn. Grenzend aan het zwembad is een poolhouse waar u heerlijk buiten kunt dineren aan de natuurstenen tafel met BBQ. De op het zuid-oosten gelegen tuin en zwembad bieden de gehele dag zon waardoor het vanaf het voorjaar al heerlijk vertoeven is in Fayence. De villa ligt in een rustige straat, hier kunt u in alle privacy genieten. Het perceel is begroeid met olijfbomen, palmbomen, cipressen en diverse fruitbomen. Kortom : Hier vindt u de de perfecte plek voor een heerlijke, ongedwongen vakantie. Met de bergen vlakbij, het Lac de St. Cassien op slechts vijf kilometer afstand, op een half uurtje rijden van de stranden van de Côte d’Azur en lieflijke middeleeuwse bergdorpjes rondom, is Fayence een bijzonder verleidelijke bestemming. De centrale ligging van deze villa biedt oneindig veel mogelijkheden voor een heerlijk verblijf. In het Lac de St. Cassien kunt u zwemmen, vissen, kanoën en waterfietsen. Een van de mooiste golfbanen van Frankrijk, domaine de Terre Blanche, ligt vlakbij. Een uurtje rijden brengt u bij de Gorges du Verdon, een van de spectaculairste natuurgebieden van Europa met hoge rotswanden en kloven van soms wel 700 meter diep. Of u kunt heerlijk slenteren door de nog authentieke bergdorpjes met hun smalle straatjes, fonteinen, schilderachtige pleintjes en provençaalse markten. Hier vindt u tevens sfeervolle terrassen en goede restaurants. Een dagje aan zee behoort eveneens tot de mogelijkheden. De stranden van Cannes, Antibes, Golfe Juan, Fréjus en Agay liggen slechts op een half uur rijden vanaf Fayence.
          Jonny Sun and Jonathan Zittrain on Joke Tweets, Memes, and Being an Alien Online   
Join Jonny Sun, the author of the popular Twitter account @jonnysun, for a conversation in celebration of his new book “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” by jomny sun (the aliebn). This debut illustrated book is the unforgettable story of a lost, lonely, and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth. Constructed from many of Jonny’s re-contextualized tweets, the book is also a creative thesis on the narrative formats of social media, and a defense of the humanity-fulfilling aspects of social media born out of his experiences on Twitter. About Jonny Jonathan Sun is the author behind @jonnysun. When he isn’t tweeting, he is an architect, designer, engineer, artist, playwright and comedy writer. His work across multiple disciplines broadly addresses narratives of human experience. As a playwright, Jonathan’s work has been performed at the Yale School of Drama, and in Toronto at Hart House Theater and Factory Theater. As an artist and illustrator, his work has been exhibited at MIT, Yale, New Haven ArtSpace, and the University of Toronto. His work has been appeared on NPR, Buzzfeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney’s. In his other life, he is a doctoral student at MIT and Berkman Klein fellow at Harvard. About Jonathan Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at the Harvard Law School Library, and co-founder of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education. For more on this discussion visit: https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/06/Sun

          Nigeria: Two Years After, Niger Delta States Continue Controversial Spying Programs   
[Premium Times] Two years after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that four South-South states were running illegal surveillance programmes to intrude into privacy of their residents and target opposition, latest findings by this newspaper suggest that the states have not backed down on the controversial operation.
          A threat and call for therapy   
Outgoing Delta College president blasts trustees
By The Record
July 25, 2010 12:01 AM

The warning, and that might be the kindest way to characterize it, from outgoing Delta College President Raul Rodriguez would have been almost comical had he not been so serious.

"I have rights as an employee," Rodriguez lectured the college board. "Those rights are not to be violated. They have been in the past. I will no longer be employed by this district. If my rights are violated, you can bet I will take action in the future."

And with that, off goes Rodriguez to become the superintendent of the Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County, the state's third largest.

The Rodriguez warning - some might describe it as a threat - came as three board members publicly acknowledged that they are the ones the county grand jury was referring to in a report last month accusing some trustees of conducting "serial meetings" in violation of the state's open meetings law.

Trustees Mary Ann Cox, Ted Simas and Taj Khan made the admissions, but did not admit any violations of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which sets out the rules for conducting the board's business in public.

The specific Brown Act violation - although there have been any number of allegations the law has been violated time and again over the years by Delta trustees - involved an incident in the spring of 2009. Trustee Jennet Stebbins claims she was contacted by Cox about ousting Rodriguez, and that Khan and Simas also had been contacted. Assuming it happened, nothing came of it. But we know Rodriguez has been job-hunting for months.

Rodriguez is concerned about a closed door meeting June 1 to evaluate him. He said the evaluation went well, but he's entitled to privacy guaranteed any district employee in personnel matters.

Simas had waved a tape recorder, implying the June 1 session had been taped. It hadn't, he said.

Rodriguez suggested that trustees not only needed additional training on the open meetings law, but he also recommended they undergo conflict resolution therapy.

"Given the discussion that happened tonight, it's very discouraging," he told them. It's more than discouraging. It's disgusting.

Delta trustees are responsible for setting the policies for a district that sprawls across parts of seven counties, employs hundreds, educates thousands and spends millions of tax dollars. The least we should be able to expect is that they scrupulously obey the law - including the Brown Act - and that they conduct their public business in a mature, calm and reasoned manner.

Board meetings aren't some sort of fight club any more than board service should be viewed as a country club membership.

Delta College is one of the most important educational institutions in this area.

Its success is intricately tied to the economic and social success of our region.

Trustees are about to hire a new president. It is imperative they make a good choice. They can't do that if they're fighting among themselves; they can't expect any high-qualified candidate to accept the position if it's offered by a board clearly in need of therapy.

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          In The Future Our Current Views Of Personal Data Will Be Shocking   

The way we view personal data in this early Internet age will continue to change and evolve, until one day we are looking back at this period and find we are shocked regarding how we didn’t see people’s digital bits as their own, and something we should respect and protect the privacy and security of.

Right now my private, network shared, or even public posts are widely viewed as a commodity, something the platform operator, and other companies have every right to buy, sell, mine, extract, and generally do as they wish. Very few startups see these posts as my personal thoughts, they simply see the opportunity for generating value and revenue as part of their interests. Sure, there are exceptions, but this is the general view of personal data in this Internet age.

We are barely 20 years into the web being mainstream, and barely over five years into mobile phones being mainstream. We are only beginning to enter even more immersions of Internet in our lives via our cars, televisions, appliances, and much more. We are only getting going when it comes to generating and understanding personal data, and the impacts of technology on our privacy, security, and overall human well-being. What is going on right now will not stay the norm, and we are already seeing signs of pushback from humans regarding ownership of their data, as well as our privacy and security.

While technology companies and their investors seem all powerful right now, and many humans seem oblivious to what is going, the landscape is shifting, and I’m confident that humans will prevail, and there will be pushback that begins helping us all define our digital self, and reclaiming the privacy and security we are entitled to. When we look back on this period in 50 years we will not look favorably on companies and government agencies who exploited human’s personal data. We will see the frenzy over big data generation, accumulation, and treating it like a commodity, over something that belongs to a human as deeply troubling.

Which side of history are you going to be on?


          The Oil Industry Waking Up To Data Being The New Oil   

When you hang out in startup circles you hear the phrase, “data is the new oil” a lot. Getting rights to the mining and extracting, and generating revenue from data is big business, and VC, Hedge Funds, and even government are getting in on the game. Whether it is gathered from private or public sectors, or in your living room and pocket, everyone wants access to data.

One sign that this discussion is reaching new levels, is that the oil industry is talking about data being the new oil. That is right. I’m increasingly coming across stories about big data and the revenue opportunities derived from data when it comes to IoT, social, and many other trending sectors. The big oil supply chain has access to a lot of data to support its efforts, as well as generated from the exhaust of daily oil production to consumption–the opportunity is real man!

To entrepreneurs this shift is exciting I’m sure. To me, it’s troubling. Wall Street turning their sites to the data opportunity, and hedge funds getting in on the game worried me, but big oil being interested an even greater sign that things are reaching some extreme levels. It is one thing to use data is the new oil as a skeuomorph to find investment in your startup, or acquire new customers. It is another thing for the folks behind big oil to be paying attention–these are the same people who like to start wars to get at what they want.

Anyways, it is just one of many troubling signs emerging across the landscape. Many of my readers will dismiss as meaningless, but these discussions are just signs of an overall illness around how we see data, privacy, and security. Remember when we’d topple dictators to get at oil resources in the world? Well, welcome to the new world where you topple democracies if you have access to the right data resources.


          My Procedures For Crossing Borders With Digital Devices   

I just got back from two weeks in the United Kingdom, which was my first international travel in a Trump and Brexit dystopia. My travel leaving the country, and coming back through LAX were uneventful, but it gave me the opportunity to begin pulling together my procedures for crossing borders with my digital devices. 

Pausing, and thinking about which devices I will be traveling with, what I am storing on these devices, and the applications I'm operating provided a significant opportunity to get my security and privacy house in order. It allows me to go through my digital self, think about the impact of traveling with too much data, and prepare and protect myself from potentially compromising situations at the border.

When I started my planning process I had invested in a burner Google Chromebook, but because I'm currently working on some projects that require Adobe products, I resorted to taking my older Macbook Air, that if I had confiscated I would be alright leaving behind (who wants a violated machine?). When it comes to my iPhone and iPad, I cannot afford to leave them behind, as I need the most recent iPhone to work with my new Mavic drone, and my Osmo+ video camera--both from DJI.

Any law enforcement looking to get access to my MacBook, iPhone, or iPad are going to go after all my essential bits: contacts, messages, images, audio, and video. So I made sure that all of these areas are cleared before I crossed any border. I keep only the applications I need to navigate and stay in touch with key people--no social media except Twitter. Since I use OnePass for my password management, I don't actually know any of my passwords, and once I remove the OnePass application, I can't actually get into anything I'm not already logged into.

The process of developing my border processing procedure also helped me think through my account hierarchy. My iCloud and Google are definitely my primary accounts, with everything else remembered by OnePass. I even set up an alternate Kin Lane for iCLoud, Twitter, and Google, which I log into with all of my devices when crossing a border. I made sure all social and messaging applications are removed except for the essentials, and double checked I had two-factor authentication turned on for EVERYTHING.

I store nothing on the iPhone or the iPad. Everything on my Macbook is stored in a synced Dropbox folder, which is removed before any border is crossed. I clear all SD cards and camera storage on the device. Everything is stored in the cloud when I travel, leaving nothing on the device. When you are really in tune with the bits you create and need to operate each day, it isn't much work to minimize your on-device footprint like this. The more you exercise, the easier it is to keep the data you store on-device as minimal as you possibly can. One footnote on storage though--if you can't get all your data uploaded to the cloud in time because of network constraints, store on mini-SD cards, which can be hidden pretty easily.

The areas I focused on as part of my procedure were focused on device storage, application connections to the cloud, and what is baked into the device like address book, etc.--running everything in the lightest, bare bones mode possible. It really sucks that we have to even do this at all, but I actually find the process rewarding--think of it like fasting, but for your digital self. I'm looking forward to furthering refining my approach and keeping it as something that I do EVERY time I cross a border. Eventually, it will just become standard operating procedure, and something I do without thinking, and will definitely begin to impact my more permanent digital footprint--keeping everything I do online as thoughtful, meaningful, and secure as possible.


          In The Future We Will All Have Multiple Digital Personas   

I am captivated by the news about Uber actively targeting regulators and police in cities around the globe. I specifically love thinking about the work that regulators and investigators are having to do to be able to build a case against Uber, and inversely the amount of work that Uber is doing to thwart these investigations, and break into new and often times hostile markets.

Regulators and police are using burner devices, and fake personas to do their work. Uber is delivering fake services and creating fake signals to create a foggy landscape where they can do business. I'm not rooting for law enforcement, regulators, or Uber, I'm rooting for everyone possessing more than one persona, throwaway versions of themselves that are used to distract, obfuscate, hide, and confuse the machine. It's a very beautiful dumpster fire of a digital world we've created for ourselves--good job everyone.

I'm preparing for some international travel in a couple weeks, so I'm firing up my alter egos. They aren't fake personas, but they are alternative versions of myself, that will be present on all my devices when I cross any international border, on devices I can stand to lose, or just throw away. This is the world now. We won't have just a single digital version of ourselves. We will have alternative version of our personal life, our work lives, and we'll create fake accounts as they are needed--our children are already well trained in this practice.

This will be the only way we can carve out any sense of privacy in a surveillance economy. Platforms and regulators will have to work overtime to connect the dots. Our digital self will become a schizophrenic reflection of our physical world, where devices have invaded every space and moment, and are trying to identify who we are, what we are doing, and connect the dots between each version of our self, as well as those around us. I can't help but feel like the Internet as we know it is somehow fracturing society, and any sense we have of the individual--something that will be difficult to recover from, and I fear we will always be different from here forward.


          The Residue Of Internets C4I DNA Visible In Ubers Behavior   

The military's fingerprints are visible throughout the Internet's history, with much of the history of compute born out of war, so it's no surprise that the next wave of warfare is all about the cyber (its HUGE). With so much of Internet technology being inseparable from military ideology and much of its funding coming from the military-industrial complex, it is going to be pretty hard for Internet tech to shake its core DNA programmed as part of a command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) seeds. 

This DNA is present in the unconscious behavior we see from startups, most recently with the news of Uber deceiving authorities using a tool they developed call Greyball, allowing them to target regulators and law enforcement, and prevent or obscure their access and usage to the ridesharing platform. User profiling and targeting is a staple of Silicon Valley startups. Startups profile and target their definition of ideal behavior(s), and then focus on getting users to operate within this buckets, or you segment them into less desirable buckets, and deal (or don't) with them however you deem appropriate.

If you are a marketer or sales person you think targeting is a good thing. You want as much information on a single user and a group of users as you possibly can so that you can command and control (C2) your desired outcome. If you are a software engineer, this is all a game to you. You gather all the data points you possibly can build your profiles--command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3i). The Internet's DNA whispers to you in your ear--you are the smart one here, everyone is just a pawn in your game. Executives and investors just sit back and pull the puppet strings on all the actors within their control.

It's no surprise that Uber is targeting regulators and law enforcement. They are just another user demographic bucket. I guarantee there are buckets for competitors, and their employees who have signed up for accounts. When any user signs up for your service, you process what you know about them, and put them in a bucket, and see where they exist (or don't) within your sales funnel (repeat, rinse). Competitors, regulators, and law enforcement all have a role to play, the bucket they get put into, and the service they receive will be (slightly) different than everyone else.

Us engineers love to believe that we are the puppet masters, when it reality we are the puppets, with our string pulled by those who invest us, and our one true master--Internet technology. We numb ourselves and conveniently forget the history of the Internet, and lie to ourselves that venture capital has our best interests in mind and that they need us. They do not. We are a commodity. We are the frontline of this new type of warfare that has evolved as the Internet over the last 50 years--we are beginning to see the casualties of this war, democracy, privacy, and security.

This is cyber warfare. It's lower level warfare in the sense that the physical destruction and blood isn't front and center, but the devastation and suffering still exists. Corporations are forming their own militias, drawing lines, defining their buckets, and targeting groups for delivering propaganda to, while they are positioning for a variety of attacks against competitors, regulators, law enforcement, and other competing militias. You attack anyone the algorithm defines as the enemy. You aggressively sell to those who fit your ideal profile. You try to indoctrinate anyone you can trust to be part of your militia, and keep fighting--it is what the Internet wants us to do.


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          Privacy-Preserving Distributed Linear Regression on High-Dimensional Data, by Adrià Gascón and Phillipp Schoppmann and Borja Balle and Mariana Raykova and Jack Doerner and Samee Zahur and David Evans   
We propose privacy-preserving protocols for computing linear regression models, in the setting where the training dataset is vertically distributed among several parties. Our main contribution is a hybrid multi-party computation protocol that combines Yao's garbled circuits with tailored protocols for computing inner products. Like many machine learning tasks, building a linear regression model involves solving a system of linear equations. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation and comparison of different techniques for securely performing this task, including a new Conjugate Gradient Descent (CGD) algorithm. This algorithm is suitable for secure computation because it uses an efficient fixed-point representation of real numbers while maintaining accuracy and convergence rates comparable to what can be obtained with a classical solution using floating point numbers. Our technique improves on Nikolaenko et al.'s method for privacy-preserving ridge regression (S&P 2013), and can be used as a building block in other analyses. We implement a complete system and demonstrate that our approach is highly scalable, solving data analysis problems with one million records and one hundred features in less than one hour of total running time.
          How to Trace Any Cell Phone Number - The Preferred Method!   
It has been a known fact that due to some privacy rights, cell numbers are not listed publicly on White and Yellow Pages. Before, when receiving a call from an unidentified number, we resort to hiring a private detective to gather the information we need. Usually, it takes them weeks to perform such actions and it costs hundreds of dollars.
          How to Get Someone's Name Using a Cell Phone Number - 2 Tips to Ensure a Successful Search!   
Unlike Land phone numbers that are listed on phone books, wireless numbers cannot be traced using the public domain. This is because of the privacy laws such as the wireless 411 privacy act, that are there to protect wireless phone user privacy rights!
          How to Locate Someone's Name From a Cell Phone Number   
Mobile phone user privacy rights are protected by laws such as the 'wireless 411 privacy act'. Cell numbers are treated as 'personal' unlike land line numbers which exist in the public domain.
          How to Find Someone's Name From a Cell Number - Get Accurate Results Every Time! Here's 2 Tips!   
We all know how to look up a land phone number. Simply go to the white pages and that' it, you're done! Except in the case of unlisted land phone numbers (some people deliberately unlist) their land phones from the public domain for privacy reasons), you have a very big chance of finding the telephone owner's name through the white pages.
          Reverse Cell Phone Lookup - How Do You Find an Accurate and Reliable Service?   
What are reverse phone directories? Similar to the white pages these offer information on cellular numbers which are not listed on the white pages unlike land phones.Unlike land phones, where the information can be published for the public cellular number come under a privacy law which protects their user's information from being made public.
          How to Find Someone's Name From a Cell Number - Two Tips to Guarantee Accurate Results Every Time!   
White pages failed? Have you ever tried to trace someone's cell phone number using the white pages and failed? That's because of existing privacy laws that have been implemented to protect the privacy of wireless subscribers.
          How to Find Someone's Name From a Cell Phone Number - The 'Good' Vs the 'Bad' Reverse Directories!   
Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to track someone with their cell phone number but, you weren't able to? This is mainly because wireless numbers are held privately by large phone carriers that provide the service. Privacy laws have been implemented in order to protect the privacy of their subscribers.
          How to Find Someone's Name From a Cell Phone Number Using a Reverse Cell Phone Directory!   
Reverse Cell Phone Search was alien to us till a few years ago. But today it is the best solution for any of the following problems. Tried the White Pages but it didn't help? That's understandable. Especially since there's never been a listing for mobile connections. If you've tried to obtain such data, you would have found it more difficult than you'd think. This is chiefly because these numbers are considered private and listing them in the public domain causes an invasion of privacy.
          Pence-Kobach voting commission alarms states with info request - CNN   

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Pence-Kobach voting commission alarms states with info request
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Washington (CNN) A Trump administration letter requesting data from all 50 state's voting rolls has put some states and voting rights advocates on edge after many were already wary of the aims of the President's commission on voting. The Presidential ...
Trump's voting commission asked states to hand over election data. Some are pushing back.Washington Post
States and Trump voter fraud commission set for showdownThe Hill
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          Messenger: Missouri GOP flip-flops on privacy to aid Trump's fake search for voter fraud   
The president wants Missourians private information. Republicans plan to comply. Why the switch?
          Dirty Facts About Term Paper Help Revealed   
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          Devices With Linux: Tesla Cars, 'Internet of Things', Intel Has a New Media SDK for Linux   
  • Tesla starts pushing new Linux kernel update, hinting at upcoming UI improvements

    Albeit being about 6 months late, Tesla finally started pushing the new Linux kernel update to the center console in its vehicles this week.

    While it’s only a backend upgrade, Tesla CEO Elon Musk associated it with several long-awaited improvements to the vehicle’s user interface. Now that the kernel upgrade is here, those improvements shouldn’t be too far behind.

    Sources told Electrek that the latest 8.1 update (17.24.30), upgraded the Linux Kernel from the version 2.6.36 to the version 4.4.35.

  • Is Ubuntu set to be the OS for Internet of Things?

    The Internet of Things has enjoyed major growth in recent years, as more and more of the world around us gets smarter and more connected.

    But keeping all these new devices updated and online requires a reliable and robust software background, allowing for efficient and speedy monitoring and backup when needed.

    Software fragmentation has already become a significant issue across the mobile space, and may threaten to do so soon in the IoT.

    Luckily, Canonical believes it can solve this problem, with its IoT Ubuntu Core OS providing a major opportunity for manufacturers and developers across the world to begin fully monetising and realising the potential of the new connected ecosystem.

  • What's New in Intel Media SDK 2017 R2 for Embedded Linux

    Among the key features this release enables is the Region of Interest (ROI) for HEVC encoder in constant and variable bitrate modes.

    Developers can now control the compression rate of specific rectangular regions in input stream while keeping the bitrate target. This makes it possible, for example, to reduce compression of the areas where the viewer needs to see more details (e.g. faces or number plates), or to inrease it for the background with complicated texture that otherwise would consume majority of the bandwidth. ROI can also be used to put a privacy mask on certain regions that have to be blurred (e.g. logos or faces).


          Manager of Communications - Prairie Valley School Division - Saskatchewan   
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          Australia: Abortion and Human Rights   

Ronli Sifris and Suzanne Belton

Abstract

This article adopts a human rights lens to consider Australian law and practice regarding elective abortion. As such, it considers Australian laws within the context of the right to equality, right to privacy, right to health, and right to life. After setting out the human rights [...]

          vakantiehuisje in Cortona, Italië : Villa Elfi voor 12 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villa ElfiVakantiehuis Elfi ligt in het groene Toscaanse platteland, midden tussen de olijfbomen en cipressen, op slechts 4 km van Cortona. De villa en haar oude toren stammen uit de 14e eeuw, later werd het een klooster en aan het begin van de 19e eeuw een groot landhuis. Gelegen op de top van een heuvel heeft de villa een geweldig uitzicht over Cortona en de Chiana vallei. De positie is strategisch, op slechts 5 minuten afstand van Cortona maar ver van de hoofdwegen en het lawaai. De villa is omgeven door een groot park van Stockholm bomen (meer dan 1 hectare groot). Het park is geheel omheind om maximale privacy en ontspanning te verzekeren. Villa Torre Elfi beslaat drie verdiepingen en is verdeeld over een hoofdgebouw en twee bijgebouwen: in het gastenverblijf kan men slapen, terwijl het tweede bijgebouw geheel culinair is ingericht met buitenkeuken en een stenen oven voor heerlijke pizza’s! Mini-volley-veld, fietsen en tafeltennis staan ter beschikking om op sportieve wijze de tijd door te brengen. De ligging is ideaal voor culturele en culinaire tochtjes naar Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia en Assisi, gelegen op de grens van Toscane en Umbrië.
          Morning and Evening Routines   
Recently, the idea of daily practice was brought up again, in one of my groups.  This is something that comes up fairly regularly in many different places, and something that I've responded to in various degrees of thoroughness many times over the years.  But I thought I'd make a proper write up about my morning and evening routines!

My evening routine started amazingly enough, back in grade school.  I was part of the Signet program, which was an advanced program where once a week we were bused to another school and we got to take fun courses (like sign language or horses).  One of the courses I took was Tai Chi.  This was where I got my introduction to quite a lot of things:  breathing practice, meditation, visualization.

One of the practices we learned was one of relaxation.  You would first go through and tense and then relax all the major muscles of the body.  Then you would go back through and use visualization to further relax them.  I always saw it as painting my body, with a thick, cool paint.  As this was a relaxation technique, I started doing it at night, when I was in bed, right before I went to sleep.

I did this on and off, for many years, and this basic relaxation technique went through many incarnations.  For a while I used a similar brushing visualization, that was more detailed, and would focus on all the major joints and connections in the body as well as the larger areas.

When I was in high school, I read a book (called Life 101 if I remember correctly), that talked about creating a mental sanctuary.  This was a place, in your head, that had many rooms.  There was a media room, with a big projection screen, where you could load up a recording of any experience you had been through and replay it.  There was a medical room, that was filled with whatever kind of medicines, staff or machines you felt you needed to heal your body.  There was a personal room, that was a place you could go to relax and feel safe.  There was an outfit room, which had all kinds of clothes, so you could 'step into' any kind of personality or role you might need that day.  And there was a doorway through which you could invite anyone you wanted, and have conversations or work out issues with them.

I built up my own mental sanctuary, though I think of it as an astral temple, and personalized all my rooms.  This was a place that I went to every night.  I often would visualize being in my medical room while doing my relaxation exercises.  This also led to me working with affirmations in the form of potions.  I had things that I would want to call into my life, so I created potions (in my medical room) that would fit.  I sometimes struggle falling asleep, so I wanted to have an affirmation about falling asleep and waking up refreshed. 

The reason I decided to go with a potion image was that it incorporated many senses.  As I was creating them myself, I could add ingredients (no matter how fantastical) that fit my needs.  So my sleep potion included milk, moonbeams and chamomile.  Each potion I made had a purpose, had ingredients, had a scent, a look and a mouth feel.  I later added special bottles to keep them in, which were all different as well.  Every night I would say my affirmation, see the bottle, smell the potion, and then drink it, tasting and feeling it.

I recently swapped up from the potion idea to a clothing one.  Many of my affirmations have become like shielding during the day, so I think of them in terms of armor that I might wear to protect myself. 

As my night time routine grew, I also started to develop a morning routine.  It started with just Sun Salutation, but I soon added some simple Tai Chi stretches and meditation, as well as prayers.

Right now my morning routine starts by Greeting the Day.  This is a prayer based off of an old Norse prayer, and I saw a modified version (it is of course translated into English, so some of the words are different I believe) that I liked.  This is what I say:

"Hale Dagr, Hale sons of Dagr
To Nott and her daughters Hale,
With loving eyes gaze upon us
and here sitting grant us weal.
Hale to the Reign and Hale the the Alfar
and Hale to the bounteous mother Jorth and Nerthus
Words and Wisdom grant us
And praiseworthy deeds
And healing hands, while we live."

The word hale not only indicates a greeting, but also a wish of health and wellness, which I think is lovely.  So I greet the day (Dagr) and night (Nott), and ask they look upon us with love and blessings of health.  I left it in the plural, because I think of my morning prayers as speaking for my household.  Then you greet the gods (Reign and Alfar, though Alfar could also include elves and/or fae), and the earth (Jorth and Nerthus).  I like the feel of this prayer, and the fact that it speaks to my Norse leanings.  I say it while looking out my back window, at the field behind my apartment.  It gives me a moment of connection with nature and what is going on in the world that day (weather/season wise).

After that, I do my Tai Chi stretches.  I do one called Lifting the Sky alternating with one that I call Following the Moon (I couldn't find a link to this one, but your hands form a circle like the moon, and you lift them up to the sky, then open your arms wide, sweeping them down until you are touching your toes.  Then put your hands together to make the moon again and reach up to the sky).  After three repetitions of those, I do my Sun Salutations.  I used to do these three times each side, but found it generated too much heat (I don't like to start my day off sweaty, as I'm an evening shower person), so I do it twice, leading once with each leg.  These stretches help me shake off any tightness from sleep and wake up.

Every morning I draw a Futhark Rune, and this I use in my meditation that I do after my Sun Salutation.  I sit in half lotus (because that is my most comfortable sitting position), and take a deep breath.  I start by breathing into the chakra of the day, greeting the deity of the day, and asking to see the wisdom of the rune I drew throughout my day.  I read about working with a different chakra each day a while ago, and that really resonated with me.  I thought about it for a while, and liked how they lined up if I started with Sunday at the base and ended with Saturday at the crown.  This not only fit my understanding of daily energies, but also how my life flows.  So my daily associations are:  Sunday-root-Sunna (Sun), Monday-sacral-Mani (moon), Tuesday-solar plexus-Tyr, Wednesday-heart-Odin, Thursday-throat-Thor, Friday-third eye-Freyja, Saturday-crown-Loki.

Then I do a short loving kindness meditation.  When I do this, I breath up through my spine to my crown along the back of my body, then exhale down through the front of my body into the solar plexus area.  This is a breathing form I learned to help not only regulate personal energy but build up your total energy as well.  I always find it very soothing.  I repeat, "I am full of loving kindness, I am well.  I am peaceful and at ease, I am happy."  This is my favorite version of the loving kindness statement, and I think it really speaks to things I want in my life.  I repeat this three times (three is my own personal power number, and has been special to me since I was a child).

Next come my affirmations and shielding.  With each section I visualize putting on the piece of clothing, and calling upon it to bring the things I am speaking about into my life.  "May my feet take me where I need to go, and protect me from harm along the way."  I am not a fan of shoes, so my foot clothing is a long bandage, wrapped around the arch of each foot, then crossing over and around up the ankle and then tied (sort of like the ties on ballet shoes).  "May my pockets be always full,"  My lower body clothing isn't always the same (and amusingly don't always have pockets), but are often shorts or a wrap skirt.  "May my allure be firmly in my control."  I have always had a strong view of my own sexuality, but sometimes I have trouble with lines being blurred and not being able to create the boundaries I should....so this affirmation is about being the master of my own body and my sexuality (and not being the victim of it).  This affirmation goes with a wrap shirt. 

"May I have the strength to do what is necessary, and the courage to do what is right."  This affirmation actually goes with two daggers, which I see as tattoos on my arms.  The left one (for what is necessary) is a black dagger, and the right one (for what is right) is pure silver.  These represent the hard choices we have to make.  I think there are a lot of things in life that we have to do because they are necessary, but they aren't always pleasant and they may have repercussions...but we do them anyways because we have to.  On the other end of the spectrum, the 'right' action, the moral choice, the choice we can live with ourselves when we make it has it's own struggles.  So I have two reminders to be strong and brave and make the right choices.  "May my hands act upon my will."  My hand clothing is another bandage wrap (like you might use for martial arts) or lace up finger-less gloves.  I have a thing about my fingers being free (I am a very touch-heavy person).  This affirmation is a reminder to act with intent, so I am not taking actions that are thoughtless.

"My guardians are always at my back."  This one is another weapon, a sword this time.  I have always been a tool-loving person, and a blade-gal, so it never surprised me that my protections include multiple blades.  This one becomes a tattoo on my back, with the hilt up at my neck, running down my spine.  It is a reminder that I am never alone.  I have lots of people who have my back, both human people and spirit people.  "I am always of the shadows, and only show what needs to be seen."  I've been a people watcher all my life, it's something that I love doing.  People fascinate me, and many times I am quite content to stick to the sidelines and observe.  But I also think of my path as being shadow based:  not quite light and not dark, but somewhere in the misty middle.  I think that life is complicated and things aren't always as clear cut as they appear.  I have many sides to me, and I become who I need to be in the moment.  This affirmation goes with a hooded cloak.  "My mind questions all that is."  This affirmation is tied to a simple silver circlet.  I am always looking to learn, and I think that when we stop asking questions we stop thinking for ourselves.  It is through the asking, the seeking, that we find the truth.

The last part of my morning routine is a modification of an incantation know as the "Sith Galdor" from an eleventh-century manuscript.  I changed the wording from God to Odin, as I felt it more suited the piece and my own practice.

"With this sphere, I gird me round
By Odin's grace may I be bound
Against sore stitch, against sore bite
Against all horrors that haunt the night
'Gainst dread that folk fear everywhere
and loathy things that here would fare
Sig-galdur I chant; a sig-rod is my stay
Word-sig and work-sig ward today
No nightmare do my spirit harm
No foes oppress nor fear alarm
Nor wight nor weather threaten me
From danger defended I will be
I bid great Odin victory give
Guarded so, safe shall I live."

As I say this I either do or visualize specific movements.  The first line I trace a clockwise circle around myself, and on the second line I open my arms wide to the sky and then cross them over my chest.  During the third and fourth lines, I turn to each of the four directions in turn and trace a Sowilo rune (like a jagged S or lightning sign, it's the rune associated with Sig in the chant).  I repeat those sets of movements twice more, and finish with a final circle and arms open then crossed.  This incantation to me protects against so many things, and it is my regular daily protection.  In the same book I read about this (Trance-portation) two shorter centering chants are given for practice, and I really liked them, so they have sort of stayed in my practice long after I was done trying them out.

"North and South,
East and West,
In the center,
I find my rest."

"Before me,
Beside me,
Behind me,
Beside me,
Above me,
Below me,
Within me,
Without."

I absolutely love both of those, they are simple and just feel right to me.  After that, I often sit and just breathe for a few moments, or say any other affirmations I'm working with.  And that is my morning routine...which really isn't as long as it sounds, I swear!

At night, I have a different routine.  It starts with checking the doors.  I have a chant I say at the front and back doors (our only two that lead outside), but I also physically check to make sure they are locked.  At the back door I say:

"Night has fallen, Day is flown
Holy Frigga, bless our home
With joy and laughter, love and song,
Frigga keep our family strong."

The back door is by the kitchen, and I feel Frigga would be most at home here, and in many ways it is the heart of the house, so I feel this part fit this door.  At the front door I say:

"Night has fallen, Day is flown
Holy Hammer, ward our home
From trolls and thurses- Thunor keep
Our family safe that we may sleep."

Thurses are giants, and Thunor is another name for Thor.  To me, the front door needs a stronger protection, so I like this one here.  After warding the doors, I'll brush my teeth, and head to bed.  If I am alone, I will light a candle on my bedroom altar and do my prayers, but if hubby is home, I do them later.  For me, prayer is a deeply personal and private thing.  It's not that hubby wouldn't give me privacy, but more that I just feel like it needs to be something that is just between me and Odin (he is who I pray to at night).  So it feels right to do prayers out loud when I am alone, and in my  head when I am not.

My prayers to Odin are not a rehearsed thing.  I rarely ask for anything other than strength for a difficult task ahead or guidance about something I might be unsure about.  Most of my prayers are me talking:  about how my day went, about things that are coming up or about anything else that might be on my mind.  I struggled with prayer for a long time, and part of it was that I didn't feel my relationship with the deities I worked with really fit well with petition prayers or adoration prayers or any of the other types of prayer I was familiar with.  Instead, I fell to conversation.  To me, my relationship with Odin is more like that of father/daughter than anything else, so I talk to him, and I share my life with him.  I always end my prayers with some silence, some time to just be open.  A good friend of mine once said that when we pray we should leave as much time for silence as we spent talking:  to let the gods speak back.  That thought really stuck with me.

Once I am in bed, I start by recalling my energy.  This was something I read about a while back, and I feel it is especially important for me as I am highly emphatic, and often end up spreading myself pretty thin if I'm not careful.  So I call back all my loose energy, not only energy that I have sent to other people or places, but energy that is invested in random projects, things unfinished or whatever else it may be tied up with.  For this I say, "I cut all cords that tie me down."  The image of cutting cords works for me. 

I follow it up with, "I release all energy that is not mine."  The mental image for this is my own energetic body, but looking for bits of energy that don't match the rest.  My favorite analogy is that of a puzzle...with pieces that don't belong.  I see my own energy as a black and silver smoke, with the smell of rain and a match that was just extinguished.  So I look for energy that doesn't match and let it go back to whomever it came from.  I think we pick up energy all the time, from things we touch or things we interact with (even digitally).  And holding on to energy that isn't ours can make us feel unbalanced or lead to feelings and issues that aren't ours.

The last step of this process is recalling my own energy.  "And recall all energy that belongs to me."  This is one of the reasons why I use the cutting cord analogy.  By both releasing the extra energy (which also makes room for my own), and recalling mine, I am really shepherding my energetic body and thoughts.  I don't like the idea of leaving bits of myself all over, so I call them back.  If I think of a puzzle with mismatched parts for the releasing section, for recalling I think of filling up any places that are still empty.

This three-fold process serves as centering for me, and I follow it with a quick chakra balancing.  In the morning I focus on just one, whatever the chakra of the day is, but at night, I run through them all quickly.  I use a very simple mantra for each, one inhale and one exhale.  I start at the root and work my way up to the crown.  "I am, I feel, I do, I love, I express, I perceive, I comprehend."

After that I do a sort of reverse shielding.  I think that I need different things at night, the things I protect against during the day are not needed at night.  So I work my way through the protections I put up in the morning and take them off.  At night, I start at my head and work my way down to my feet.

"My mind is calm and at piece."  I take off the circlet.  If there is one thing that tends to keep me from sleep it is when my mind gets caught up in thinking about something.  It could be a worry, it could be excitement about something that is happening the next day, or just an idea that I had that leads to lots of crazy thought.  So if I can get my mind quiet and calm, that leads to a more peaceful night.  "I take down any masks I put up during the day."  I see myself taking off a mask (like a harlequin mask), and the hooded cloak.  I think that we all wear different masks in different situations.  But at night, I don't need them. "My guardians watch over me while I sleep."  I actually don't remove the sword, but I touch it as a reminder that it is always there.

"My hands lay down their burdens and rest."  This is a reminder that my work is done for the day, and that it is time to sleep.  I take off the gloves.  "May my will," I touch the left knife tattoo, "and my honor," I touch the right tattoo, "be at peace."  I cross my arms so the tattoos touch.  This is a reminder that both halves of me need to work together.  "May my body be rested and innocent as a child's."  I think there is something really special about watching a child sleep.  They seem to be completely out, and almost always wake with boundless energy, so that is how I want to sleep too.  I also want to embrace that innocent body sense that children have, before they have woken to the idea of sexuality.  Night seems the right time to call this forth, especially as I remove the shirt.

"May I not be concerned with monetary or physical problems."  This affirmation is tied to my pants, as that is where my pockets are, and the physical problem part often refers to body problems in my mind.  Money is definitely one of the things I think about a lot, and this just reminds me that I don't need to stress out about it.  Worry doesn't help solve things, and letting my thoughts dwell on problems just creates more problems.  "May my feet rest along their path."  As I take off the foot wrappings, I remind myself again, that the work of the day is done and it's time to stop and rest.

This is where I will pray, if I haven't done so already.  The last thing I do at night is pick some kind of little story to play with.  This is something I started doing in car rides, where I would make up a situation and just let it play out, with myself as one of the characters in the story.  At night, I may do that, or I may play with a story I'm working on writing.  It's just a little pre-dream play (sometimes the stories do end up transitioning right into dreams), that lets me drift off easily.  I find it works better for me than trying to clear my mind.  It gives me a soft mental focus, something easy to play around with, something fun, that distracts me from any deep thinking (which typically keeps me awake).

Again, my night time routine isn't nearly as long to do as it is to explain, Whew!  But what I really love about it is that it is completely portable and discrete.  I've done a version of it for over two decades now, and it is my one constant practice that I do everywhere.  The only times I skip it are when I am so exhausted that I literally fall asleep as soon as I hit the bed...and even then, I almost always get the first bit done.  It gives me a great sense of comfort to have that continual practice, even if many of the details have changed many times over the years.
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          12 Affordable City Honeymoon Destinations Around The World   

Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, from the catering to the flowers to finding the perfect DJ. Not to mention the high price tag. So when it comes to choosing an amazing honeymoon destination, we want that to be the easy—and affordable—part! Enter FlipKey. We looked at average vacation rental rates around the world for a weeklong summer stay (in a one-bedroom property), and hand-picked 12 of our favorite affordable city honeymoon destinations. For those who’d prefer to explore an urban locale rather than sit at the beach, these lively hot spots will fit the bill. With a rental from FlipKey, you’ll enjoy extra living space, added privacy, and useful amenities like a full kitchen, laundry, or outdoor barbecue area. Happy planning…and congratulations! Affordable City Honeymoon Destinations Atlanta, Georgia | $856 per week With professional sports, nightlife, and a growing culinary scene, Atlanta has become a major tourism destination. Honeymooners will fall in love all over again on the Atlanta SkyWheel, taking in views of the city from above. If you are looking for a little sophistication, the neighborhood of Virginia Highland is a great spot to browse boutique shops. Need a break from the urban energy? Piedmont Park is a perfect place to enjoy a walk and a picnic. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a small batch of chocolate at Xocol ATL. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find charming Canoe Restaurant, serving flavorful dishes daily along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River. See all Atlanta rentals from FipKey! Denver, Colorado | $974 per week With 300 days of sunshine and gorgeous Rocky Mountain views, Denver is a top choice for your city honeymoon. Take advantage of the weather by planning a hike together, or settle in for a concert at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Couples love the nightlife around Larimer Square, where you can end your romantic dinner with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Dance the night away with your new spouse or sing along to the tunes together at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Fruition offers high-quality food without the pretense of fine dining. You’ll love the seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients straight from the farm. See all Denver rentals from FlipKey! Houston, Texas | $936 per week You’ll be making a mistake leaving Houston off your honeymoon short list. A world-class arts scene, mouth-watering Tex-Mex cuisine, and beautiful parks make this city a must-visit. Houston is huge, and each neighborhood has its own style. North Loop has the best nightlife and restaurants in the area while Neartown is best for boutique shopping. The thriving arts scene includes resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies. The Museum District houses 19 museums, all within walking distance. Our Favorite Couples Activity: After some fun-filled days in Houston, relax with a massage together at Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: We’ve heard great things about the customer service at Brennan’s of Houston—and we’ve heard even better things about the Bananas Foster dessert. See all Houston rentals from FlipKey! Tampa, Florida | $753 per week This Florida honeymoon favorite has it all. Sun, sand, and nightlife to boot. Hit the beach by day, and seek adventure on the water with a parasailing lesson or charter fishing cruise. By night, find your way to Ybor City—the historic Cuban heart of Tampa Bay. Just follow the intoxicating music and mingling aromas. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Enhance your experience at Evangeline Spa with sips of champagne in between seaweed wraps. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find comfort and Creole cuisine at Roux (think modern takes on gumbo and fried chicken) where you’ll feel like you took the wrong plane and ended up in Louisiana. See all Tampa rentals from FlipKey! Phoenix, Arizona | $653 per week You can confidently take a Phoenix honeymoon any time of year, as the weather is always accommodating. For couples that love golf, there are several award-winning courses ready for you to tee off. Honeymooners are often surprised at the number of cultural attractions here, too. Explore Native American history at the Heard Museum or peruse the fine collection at the Phoenix Museum of Art. Our Favorite Couples Activity: You don’t know romance unless you’ve held hands during a hot air balloon ride over Phoenix with Rainbow Ryders. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A traditional dinner at Coup de Tartes is fantastic—but you’ll have extra fun dressing up and playing detective at a Mystery Murder event! See all Phoenix rentals from FlipKey! Calgary, Alberta | $596 per week Balancing modern conveniences with pioneer charm, Calgary has it all. For the outdoorsy couple, rent a kayak on Glenmore Reservoir or mountain bike around Calgary Olympic Park. Searching for thrills? Embrace your inner child at Calaway Park which has carnival rides (and don’t forget to treat yourself to cotton candy). In the evening, you’ll want to spend time on 17th Street where there is plenty of romantic dining and nightlife options. Surprise your spouse with a sunset trip to the top of The Bow. Our Favorite Couples Activity: We can’t decide the best part of The Spa Ritual. It might be the Bali Sanctuary (with exclusive, heated-stone chaise loungers) or the infrared saunas with color and audio therapy.  Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Modern Steak is far from your typical beef cookery, combining a steakhouse with a swanky cocktail lounge. See all Calgary rentals from FlipKey! Vancouver, British Columbia | $861 per week Of all the cities on our list, Vancouver may be the most stunning selection for honeymooners. Since it’s on the coast, Vancouver is just a stone’s throw from beautiful sand beaches along Vancouver Island. If your idea of a good time is getting some fresh air and maybe a workout in, you’ve got options. Hike the Grouse Grind and reward yourselves with a cold pint at the end. You’ll find easy walking and incredible views along the Seawall. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Catch a concert or an exhibit opening at the Roundhouse Community Arts Center, which always has a full calendar of events. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Hawksworth was named Best Upscale Restaurant by Vancouver Magazine five times! See all Vancouver rentals from FlipKey! Prague, Czech Republic | $781 per week Art-loving honeymooners: look no further. Prague’s beauty is second-to-none with old cobblestone streets, endless art galleries, and haunting Gothic castles to explore. Rest your feet at one of the cafes in the Old Town Center Square, also called Stare Mesto, and have a look at the 10th-century astronomical clock. When you’re ready to go again, take a stroll to Vysehrad National Cultural Monument and enjoy stunning views of Prague from this historic lookout point. Our Favorite Couples Activity: St. Vitus Cathedral awes visitors. From the spires to the stained-glass windows, you’ll appreciate every inch of this church. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: If you want white table cloths and gourmet cuisine, Kampa Park is the spot to go. An incredible candlelit dinner awaits you and your partner. See all Prague rentals from FlipKey! Madrid, Spain | $717 per week Many honeymooners describe Madrid as “walking into a fairytale.” You won’t see Cinderella here, but you’ll be expecting her after one look at City Hall or the Royal Palace. If you want a break from the city streets, walk through Retiro Park, which feels like you stepped into an 18th-century garden. It’s not all go-go-go, though. Madrid has a laid-back attitude where afternoon siestas are the norm. Our Favorite Couples Activity: See a theater show together at Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España where rotating acts keep things fresh. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A former politician followed her dreams and opened up a restaurant in Madrid, cooking family recipes passed down for generations. That dream is known as La Cocina de Maria Luisa. Fresh mushrooms and truffles add a little something extra to many dishes here. See all Madrid rentals from FlipKey! Mexico City, Mexico | $573 per week Mexico City is a dynamic, fun, fascinating, and growing city honeymoon destination. See and feel centuries of history by walking through the crowded streets. You’ll gape at murals, tour museums, and be awed by the ancient statues. You’ll also find friendly locals, five-star restaurants, and an agreeable climate. This city is a feast for all five senses as vibrant colors and smells come bursting out of every corner. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Take a trip into history at Templo Mayor Museum. The collection shows the political, military, and aesthetic relevance of the city. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: For those who enjoy a fine wine, the selection at Restaurante Mercaderes will not disappoint. See all Mexico City rentals from FlipKey! Montreal, Quebec | $511 per week With its European-inspired charm and unique culture, Montreal wows honeymooners every year. The perfect urban escape, this Canadian city bursts with old and new architecture, hip and acclaimed restaurants, as well as a versatile list of popular attractions. With its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and museums, the Old Montreal neighborhood is beloved by locals and visitors alike. If history doesn’t appeal to you, wander around the Atwater Market and pick up some baked goods to eat by the Lachine Canal or to take home to your Montreal vacation rental. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Come for the gorgeous architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica, stay for the laser light show! The top-rated Montreal attraction on TripAdvisor, this church is a wonder to tour. Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Barroco is a rustic traditional restaurant in a cozy and historic setting that is the hallmark of Old Montreal. See all Montreal rentals from FlipKey! Berlin, Germany | $699 per week It’s shocking when you discover that Berlin is nine times larger than Paris, and 75% of the city is beautiful green parkland! Honeymoon couples can easily find their way around using the new city transit system. History ranging from early civilizations to the 21st century is on display. You can have your choice of a symphony, a play, or an opera every night. Check out the Weltzeituhr Clock, topped by a model of the solar system. After dinner, certain neighborhoods light up with glittering nightclubs, modern bars, and dance halls which feature everything from techno music to rock and roll. Couples who love late nights can always find a place to dance until dawn. Our Favorite Couples Activity: Strolling around the Prussian Palaces & Gardens will leave you feeling as if you’ve entered a dreamland. Overflowing fountains can be found next to manicured shrubbery. Explore winding paths that will take you a whole afternoon to meander. How romantic! Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: The Aigner restaurant is located in Berlin’s most beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt, and offers a blend of classicism and modernity from its interior design down to its dishes. The cuisine combines the best of both Vienna and Berlin. See all Berlin rentals from FlipKey!

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          February Challenge -- Waste Not Want Not   

Modern Sculptural Art? -- salvaged spiral notebook wire, awaiting it's next useful application


"When we throw something away, what does 'away' mean? There's no such thing as 'away.' "

This little nugget of wisdom was brought to you by a 35 year old Berkely, CA resident, Ari Derfel, who decided to save the flotsam and jetsam of his life for one full year. These were my sentiments exactly when it came time to pack up and move house last year. I couldn’t just throw stuff away. My real estate agent, the sweetheart that he is, showed understanding but was unaccustomed to anyone turning away the welcoming arms of the 1-800-Got-Junk army -- who advertise themselves as the equivalent of a full-service trash dumpster.

Instead I invested the time and energy to donate to charities and to drop off re-usable materials for recycling.

How did we accumulate so much junk? A friend confided that she was surprised that my husband and I could have accumulated so much, since we aren’t really the “type” to acquire a lot of things. While this is true, we have, over the years, inherited possessions and hand-me-downs from family members, and we are also reluctant to dispose of anything that MAY prove useful one day. Lastly we are wickedly sentimental. If you bought me something atrocious that I really hated, I would probably still have that item several years later. In a box. In the basement. It’s labeled “sentimental hogwash” if you really must know.

What amazes me is that so many of these items that I considered absolute junk sold very well at the garage sale I had last fall. Never having participated in one before I concluded that: 1. garage sale junkies will probably buy just about anything, so long as it is cheap, and 2. Every item you own holds a little piece of your energy. That means getting rid of that item frees up a bit of your energy. Garage sales are great if you have the time and need to pad your wallet a little, but if not then giving your stuff to charity is just as beneficial.

Not only does each of our possessions absorb some slight slice of our time and energy, but as this article about Derfel states, “Each thing we throw away has been produced somewhere, shipped to a store, entered the home, and then is sent somewhere else - using up water, oil and land.”

If you’re a visual learner, have a looksie here. I must say that these images really make a big statement to me, one that numerical facts alone cannot convey.

OK, so you understand that the American way is just not sustainable, right? But the next time you go shopping, I’ll bet you will see something you just really fall in love with, something that you feel makes a statement about your personality or something that you actually feel you need. Whether you need it or you just want it might be a gray area. I know that holds true with me. I happened across an interesting suggestion for creating a “want book,” a place where you can record all those things you think you want or need and come back to them later with a clearer head.

But remember as you lean toward placing that object in your shopping cart that every object is in many ways an energy sink. We aren’t just draining worldly resources, there seems to be some evidence that we are also putting a damper on our own personal well-being:



“Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create low self-esteem. The[y] also found that as self esteem increases, materialism decreases."


“The word 'believe' is the key here. People believe that buying more and more things will make them happy, when in fact research has shown time and time again that this simply isn't the case. What we do know for sure is that buying more and more unnecessary things is damaging our planet and contributing to global warming." (source)


Here are few suggestions of ways to cut back on the amount of waste we generate. I recommend choosing one of these options to work on for a month. If you like your results, you can always challenge yourself to do more.



  • Remove your name from mailing lists
  • Compost, compost, compost
  • Preferentially purchase items in recyclable containers
  • Look at your bad habits and try to minimize them
  • Shop with a list
  • Before you buy an item, decide on where it will be kept
  • If you don’t absolutely love an item, re-home it
  • For every item you bring in, get rid of two others (donate, garage sale, Craigslist)
  • Catalogue things in a want book before buying them

          And Then They Came For Me - Lasantha Wickrematunge's last editorial before being assassinated   
Lasantha Wickrematunge was the Editor of Sri Lanka's The Sunday Leader. He was assassinated a few days ago.

This is an Editorial he wrote before he was gunned down,
And Then They Came For Me
Lasantha Wickrematunge
Editorial, The Sunday Leader
Published 11 Jan 2009


No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the past few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print-media institutions have been burnt, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories and now especially the last.

I have been in the business of journalism a good long time. Indeed, 2009 will be The Sunday Leader's 15th year. Many things have changed in Sri Lanka during that time, and it does not need me to tell you that the greater part of that change has been for the worse. We find ourselves in the midst of a civil war ruthlessly prosecuted by protagonists whose bloodlust knows no bounds. Terror, whether perpetrated by terrorists or the state, has become the order of the day. Indeed, murder has become the primary tool whereby the state seeks to control the organs of liberty. Today it is the journalists, tomorrow it will be the judges. For neither group have the risks ever been higher or the stakes lower.

Why then do we do it? I often wonder that. After all, I too am a husband, and the father of three wonderful children. I too have responsibilities and obligations that transcend my profession, be it the law or journalism. Is it worth the risk? Many people tell me it is not. Friends tell me to revert to the bar, and goodness knows it offers a better and safer livelihood. Others, including political leaders on both sides, have at various times sought to induce me to take to politics, going so far as to offer me ministries of my choice. Diplomats, recognising the risk journalists face in Sri Lanka, have offered me safe passage and the right of residence in their countries. Whatever else I may have been stuck for, I have not been stuck for choice.

But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security. It is the call of conscience.

The Sunday Leader has been a controversial newspaper because we say it like we see it: whether it be a spade, a thief or a murderer, we call it by that name. We do not hide behind euphemism. The investigative articles we print are supported by documentary evidence thanks to the public-spiritedness of citizens who at great risk to themselves pass on this material to us. We have exposed scandal after scandal, and never once in these 15 years has anyone proved us wrong or successfully prosecuted us.

The free media serve as a mirror in which the public can see itself sans mascara and styling gel. From us you learn the state of your nation, and especially its management by the people you elected to give your children a better future. Sometimes the image you see in that mirror is not a pleasant one. But while you may grumble in the privacy of your armchair, the journalists who hold the mirror up to you do so publicly and at great risk to themselves. That is our calling, and we do not shirk it.

Every newspaper has its angle, and we do not hide the fact that we have ours. Our commitment is to see Sri Lanka as a transparent, secular, liberal democracy. Think about those words, for they each has profound meaning. Transparent because government must be openly accountable to the people and never abuse their trust. Secular because in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society such as ours, secularism offers the only common ground by which we might all be united. Liberal because we recognise that all human beings are created different, and we need to accept others for what they are and not what we would like them to be. And democratic... well, if you need me to explain why that is important, you'd best stop buying this paper.

The Sunday Leader has never sought safety by unquestioningly articulating the majority view. Let's face it, that is the way to sell newspapers. On the contrary, as our opinion pieces over the years amply demonstrate, we often voice ideas that many people find distasteful. For example, we have consistently espoused the view that while separatist terrorism must be eradicated, it is more important to address the root causes of terrorism, and urged government to view Sri Lanka's ethnic strife in the context of history and not through the telescope of terrorism. We have also agitated against state terrorism in the so-called war against terror, and made no secret of our horror that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world routinely to bomb its own citizens. For these views we have been labelled traitors, and if this be treachery, we wear that label proudly.

Many people suspect that The Sunday Leader has a political agenda: it does not. If we appear more critical of the government than of the opposition it is only because we believe that - pray excuse cricketing argot - there is no point in bowling to the fielding side. Remember that for the few years of our existence in which the UNP was in office, we proved to be the biggest thorn in its flesh, exposing excess and corruption wherever it occurred. Indeed, the steady stream of embarrassing expos‚s we published may well have served to precipitate the downfall of that government.

Neither should our distaste for the war be interpreted to mean that we support the Tigers. The LTTE are among the most ruthless and bloodthirsty organisations ever to have infested the planet. There is no gainsaying that it must be eradicated. But to do so by violating the rights of Tamil citizens, bombing and shooting them mercilessly, is not only wrong but shames the Sinhalese, whose claim to be custodians of the dhamma is forever called into question by this savagery, much of which is unknown to the public because of censorship.

What is more, a military occupation of the country's north and east will require the Tamil people of those regions to live eternally as second-class citizens, deprived of all self respect. Do not imagine that you can placate them by showering "development" and "reconstruction" on them in the post-war era. The wounds of war will scar them forever, and you will also have an even more bitter and hateful Diaspora to contend with. A problem amenable to a political solution will thus become a festering wound that will yield strife for all eternity. If I seem angry and frustrated, it is only because most of my countrymen - and all of the government - cannot see this writing so plainly on the wall.

It is well known that I was on two occasions brutally assaulted, while on another my house was sprayed with machine-gun fire. Despite the government's sanctimonious assurances, there was never a serious police inquiry into the perpetrators of these attacks, and the attackers were never apprehended. In all these cases, I have reason to believe the attacks were inspired by the government. When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me.

The irony in this is that, unknown to most of the public, Mahinda and I have been friends for more than a quarter century. Indeed, I suspect that I am one of the few people remaining who routinely addresses him by his first name and uses the familiar Sinhala address oya when talking to him. Although I do not attend the meetings he periodically holds for newspaper editors, hardly a month passes when we do not meet, privately or with a few close friends present, late at night at President's House. There we swap yarns, discuss politics and joke about the good old days. A few remarks to him would therefore be in order here.

Mahinda, when you finally fought your way to the SLFP presidential nomination in 2005, nowhere were you welcomed more warmly than in this column. Indeed, we broke with a decade of tradition by referring to you throughout by your first name. So well known were your commitments to human rights and liberal values that we ushered you in like a breath of fresh air. Then, through an act of folly, you got yourself involved in the Helping Hambantota scandal. It was after a lot of soul-searching that we broke the story, at the same time urging you to return the money. By the time you did so several weeks later, a great blow had been struck to your reputation. It is one you are still trying to live down.

You have told me yourself that you were not greedy for the presidency. You did not have to hanker after it: it fell into your lap. You have told me that your sons are your greatest joy, and that you love spending time with them, leaving your brothers to operate the machinery of state. Now, it is clear to all who will see that that machinery has operated so well that my sons and daughter do not themselves have a father.

In the wake of my death I know you will make all the usual sanctimonious noises and call upon the police to hold a swift and thorough inquiry. But like all the inquiries you have ordered in the past, nothing will come of this one, too. For truth be told, we both know who will be behind my death, but dare not call his name. Not just my life, but yours too, depends on it.

Sadly, for all the dreams you had for our country in your younger days, in just three years you have reduced it to rubble. In the name of patriotism you have trampled on human rights, nurtured unbridled corruption and squandered public money like no other President before you. Indeed, your conduct has been like a small child suddenly let loose in a toyshop. That analogy is perhaps inapt because no child could have caused so much blood to be spilled on this land as you have, or trampled on the rights of its citizens as you do. Although you are now so drunk with power that you cannot see it, you will come to regret your sons having so rich an inheritance of blood. It can only bring tragedy. As for me, it is with a clear conscience that I go to meet my Maker. I wish, when your time finally comes, you could do the same. I wish.

As for me, I have the satisfaction of knowing that I walked tall and bowed to no man. And I have not travelled this journey alone. Fellow journalists in other branches of the media walked with me: most of them are now dead, imprisoned without trial or exiled in far-off lands. Others walk in the shadow of death that your Presidency has cast on the freedoms for which you once fought so hard. You will never be allowed to forget that my death took place under your watch. As anguished as I know you will be, I also know that you will have no choice but to protect my killers: you will see to it that the guilty one is never convicted. You have no choice. I feel sorry for you, and Shiranthi will have a long time to spend on her knees when next she goes for Confession for it is not just her owns sins which she must confess, but those of her extended family that keeps you in office.

As for the readers of The Sunday Leader, what can I say but Thank You for supporting our mission. We have espoused unpopular causes, stood up for those too feeble to stand up for themselves, locked horns with the high and mighty so swollen with power that they have forgotten their roots, exposed corruption and the waste of your hard-earned tax rupees, and made sure that whatever the propaganda of the day, you were allowed to hear a contrary view. For this I - and my family - have now paid the price that I have long known I will one day have to pay. I am - and have always been - ready for that. I have done nothing to prevent this outcome: no security, no precautions. I want my murderer to know that I am not a coward like he is, hiding behind human shields while condemning thousands of innocents to death. What am I among so many? It has long been written that my life would be taken, and by whom. All that remains to be written is when.

That The Sunday Leader will continue fighting the good fight, too, is written. For I did not fight this fight alone. Many more of us have to be - and will be - killed before The Leader is laid to rest. I hope my assassination will be seen not as a defeat of freedom but an inspiration for those who survive to step up their efforts. Indeed, I hope that it will help galvanise forces that will usher in a new era of human liberty in our beloved motherland. I also hope it will open the eyes of your President to the fact that however many are slaughtered in the name of patriotism, the human spirit will endure and flourish. Not all the Rajapakses combined can kill that.

People often ask me why I take such risks and tell me it is a matter of time before I am bumped off. Of course I know that: it is inevitable. But if we do not speak out now, there will be no one left to speak for those who cannot, whether they be ethnic minorities, the disadvantaged or the persecuted. An example that has inspired me throughout my career in journalism has been that of the German theologian, Martin Niem”ller. In his youth he was an anti-Semite and an admirer of Hitler. As Nazism took hold in Germany, however, he saw Nazism for what it was: it was not just the Jews Hitler sought to extirpate, it was just about anyone with an alternate point of view. Niem”ller spoke out, and for his trouble was incarcerated in the Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1937 to 1945, and very nearly executed. While incarcerated, Niem”ller wrote a poem that, from the first time I read it in my teenage years, stuck hauntingly in my mind:

First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

If you remember nothing else, remember this: The Leader is there for you, be you Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, low-caste, homosexual, dissident or disabled. Its staff will fight on, unbowed and unafraid, with the courage to which you have become accustomed. Do not take that commitment for granted. Let there be no doubt that whatever sacrifices we journalists make, they are not made for our own glory or enrichment: they are made for you. Whether you deserve their sacrifice is another matter. As for me, God knows I tried.

          A Little Bit of Good News for Charlie Gard's Parents    

Yesterday, Charlie Gard’s parents announced in a tear-filled video that Great Ormond Street Hospital would be turning off Charlie’s ventilator on June 30th. However, in the wake of public outrage, the hospital changed their mind at the 11th hour.

Connie Yates told The Daily Mail on Friday, “We have been in talks today with Great Ormond Street, and they have agreed to give us a little bit more time with Charlie.” However, the hospital is still blocking their requests to take their baby home.

The couple also thanked the public for the outpouring of support that has allowed them a few more hours—or days—with their son. Many people have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #jesuisCharlie or #IamCharlie to celebrate his life before he dies and to lament the hospital’s decision.

Luca Marisco, a regional councilor in Lombardy and President of the Commission of Environmental and Civil Protection, tweeted this picture in support.

https://twitter.com/PresLucaMarsico/status/880667936599552001

Countless others have also expressed their indignation and sorrow.

https://twitter.com/SimonMealing/status/880767957743304705

https://twitter.com/Flissy1966/status/880807187869782016

https://twitter.com/ArtistsLog25/status/880792685212258304

https://twitter.com/AV_Irma/status/880516976610873345

Yesterday, supporters of Charlie’s parents also started a petition to the hospital to allow his parents to take him to the U.S. As of Friday morning, it already had over 69,000 signatures.

A source close to the couple told The Daily Mail that Charlie might be allowed to live through the weekend.

Connie Yates told the publication, “'We're making precious memories that we can treasure forever with very heavy hearts. Please respect our privacy while we prepare to say the final goodbye to our son Charlie.”

While there is life there is a way, so please continue to pray for this family and that the hospital’s heart may be softened to their pleas.


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          States refuse Trump commission request for U.S. voter data   
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          Buhari NOT On Life Support - Nigerians Group In UK Berates Fayose, Reveals True Health Condition of The President   
AYODELE FAOSE
The Nigerian in Diaspora Monitoring Group (United Kingdom Chapter) has faulted the recent media report, which alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been on “life support for 20-days.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had in a statement he personally urged Nigerians to pray for the President as all was not well with him.

“Like every other Nigerian, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year,” Fayose had said.

NDMG while condemning the claim, described Fayose as a low jobber, who is only out to dent the administration of president Buhari.

Adeka Onyilo, NDMG Coordinator, in an electronic statement made available on Thursday, the diaspora body berated Fayose for making crude remark about the office and person of the president.


Onyilo said, “It is most ridiculous the story is coming from no other person than the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who has not for once been able to hide his bellicose for the bite of the anti-corruption fight championed under President Buhari.

“His antecedent as a man who manipulated a sacred electoral process to emerge the governor coupled with his unmasked hatred of the President should have triggered the alarm bells for any reputable media organization to do better with its fact check.

“Contrary to achieving whatever devious objective the sponsors of the report might have had in mind, it has served to ridicule and compromise Nigerians especially those in the Diaspora as we can authoritatively report based on our experience and feedbacks from other nationals that we interact with in the UK since its publication,” he said.

The group’s leader recall that before the most recent Salah audio from President Buhari went public, the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group can confidently report that Nigeria’s number one citizen is doing well here in the United Kingdom.

“This is an update we could have freely given to Sahara Reporters or any other member of the public since our group continues to closely monitor developments in this regards in line with the promise we made to Nigerians. That we were not issuing periodic updates as promised out of consideration for Mr. President’s privacy.

“It is most unfortunate that those who traded their humanity for a pittance to violate this privacy are also incidentally bereft of knowledge to the point that every single piece of medical equipment transforms into a life support machine in their mind's eye. Much as they may want to massage their fantasies, we recommend to them to desist from trying to mislead Nigerians since their calamitous wishes are not the same as what has been ordained by God,” Onyilo added.

          'A waste of taxpayer money': Trump's voter fraud commission is facing pushback from a dozen states   
  • TrumpAt least a dozen states pushed back against a broad request from the White House commission on voter fraud.
  • The states included Indiana, whose secretary of state sits on the commission.
  • The requested information has raised questions about the ways it can be used.

At least a dozen states are already pushing back against a request by President Donald Trump's voter-fraud commission to hand over registered voters' personal information to make public. 

The bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to all 50 states on Wednesday seeking registered voters' names, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers, and party registration.

It also asked for a decade's worth of voter history, information on felony convictions, and whether they have registered in more than one state. The commission said all voter data submitted by the states would be made public, and the Justice Department sent a separate letter asking states to reveal how they maintain their voter rolls.

At least 12 secretaries of state — from Indiana, California, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Minnesota, Utah, Oklahoma, New York, Tennessee and New Mexico — have so far declined to hand over information that is not already publicly available. 

Indiana's secretary of state, Connie Lawson, sits on the commission. But she said in a statement that "Indiana law doesn’t permit the Secretary of State to provide the personal information requested by Secretary Kobach." Only certain voter information, she said, is available to the public under Indiana law: name, address, and congressional district assignment.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that handing over the requested information would "legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach."

“I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally," Padilla said Thursday.

Kris Kobach

Trump vowed to investigate voter fraud just days after taking office, repeating false claims that millions of illegal ballots were cast in the presidential election. There is no evidence to support Trump's repeated assertion that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November's election because people voted illegally, independent experts and analysts have said.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a statement that "Kentucky will not aid a commission that is at best a waste of taxpayer money and at worst an attempt to legitimize voter suppression efforts across the country."

"The president created his election commission based on the false notion that 'voter fraud' is a widespread issue — it is not," Grimes said. "Indeed, despite bipartisan objections and a lack of authority, the president has repeatedly spread the lie that 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the last election."

States are already wary of accepting federal help when it comes to voting and election systems. States pushed back when the Department of Homeland Security wanted to designate their voter systems as "critical infrastructure" before the election last year, and are still reluctant to allow the government to conduct a complete digital forensics analysis of the voting machines to see if they were tampered with. 

'Serious privacy concerns' and 'laying the groundwork for voter suppression'

Election law and voter-fraud experts broadly agree that the commission's request is not only baseless, but an infringement on privacy and states' rights.

"Having all of this information raises serious privacy concerns," wrote Rick Hasen, an election law expert and professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. "Will the information be kept securely, or is it at risk of being hacked for identity theft purposes? Will it be used by the Trump campaign and other political officials for political purposes? How secure will this be?"

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation who is writing a book on the history of voting rights, wrote Friday that "never before has a White House asked for such broad data on voters, and it could be easily manipulated by Trump’s commission."

Berman said the request could be a pretext to make it harder to register to vote, leading to widespread voter suppression efforts.

"Kobach has a very well-documented record of making wildly misleading claims about voter fraud and enacting policies that sharply limit access to the ballot in his home state of Kansas," he wrote. "He’s been sued four times by the ACLU for voter suppression and was sanctioned by a federal court last week for 'deceptive conduct and lack of candor.'"

Vanita Gupta, who ran the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department during the Obama administration and now heads the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, agreed that Pence and Kobach appeared to be "laying the groundwork for voter suppression."

"The integrity of our elections is indeed under assault — just not in the way Trump claims," she tweeted Thursday. 

A 'gold mine' of voter information

There is also the question of whether making this personal information, including Social Security numbers and military status, publicly available in one place risks making it more vulnerable to manipulation and misuse by adversaries.

Russian hackers targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year, top DHS official Jeanette Manfra told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month. The hackers probed election infrastructure and successfully infiltrated a "small number of networks," said Sam Liles, the DHS's top cyber official.

The hackers stole voter-data information, which they could then use "in a variety of ways," said top FBI counterintelligence official Bill Priestap, including to affect future elections, target individual voters, and determine whether the data is something they can manipulate going forward. 

When a data-analytics firm hired by the Republican National Committee last year to gather political information about US voters accidentally leaked the sensitive personal details of roughly 198 million citizens earlier this month, cybersecurity experts called it "the motherlode of all leaks" and a "goldmine" for anyone looking to target and manipulate voters. 

That information did not even include highly sensitive information like Social Security numbers that the administration now wants to gather and, apparently, make publicly available. 

"It’s just shocking," Myrna Pérez, an expert on voting rights and election administration at Brennan Center for Justice, told Mother Jones on Friday, "that in a period where we know that there’s a risk that we have foreign interference and foreign attacks on our registration systems, that somebody thinks it’s a good idea to take the voter registration rolls in all 50 states and put them all together in one place."

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          2015-16 Student Privacy and Online Learning Presentations   
The following are presentations on student privacy and online learning for 2015-16. You can learn more about these issues at the  The Parent Coalition For Student Privacy website.    “The Fight for Student Privacy Post-InBloom”  (NPE conference, 4/16/16) Online Learning vs. Class Size Reduction: Which is real “personalized learning” with research behind it (NPE conference, […]
          Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art   

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Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art A paradox: In an age when privacy has dwindled, public space seems to be atrophying too. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

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          10 Tales Of Fame And Fortune   
Antisocial by Jillian Blake “In an age of adult anxieties over digital privacy, this book is #relevant. (Fiction. 14-17)” Blake’s
          Homemaker - Upton - Essex Group Management Inc - Upton, MA   
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          Comment on George Sullivan opens up about USADA violations, sends message to fans by Despite what you may think, Megan Anderson doesn't owe you s**t   
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          How to create a bathroom garden   
How to create a bathroom garden

Today, bathrooms are more like spas than utilitarian "water closets." We like to have natural light in the bathroom and want to feel like we can relax in the tub. A bathroom garden gives the bathroom a more soothing feeling. How can you create a bathroom garden?

Whether it's just a couple of pot plants or an outdoor bathroom garden, plants are a brilliant way to make your bathroom more comfortable. Here's how to create a bathroom garden.  

  1. Plants for an Indoor Bathroom Garden

  2. How to Create an Indoor Bathroom Garden

  3. How to Create an Outdoor Bathroom Garden

  4. The Beauty of a Bathroom Garden 

Plants for an Indoor Bathroom Garden

You don't have to spend money on a skylight or large window to have an indoor bathroom garden. You do have to think about the plants you are going to use, though. Some plants thrive better in the humid atmosphere of the bathroom and some plants need less natural sunlight than others.

Plants for an indoor bathroom garden 

First have a look at the amount of natural light in your bathroom. Some of the best bathroom plants need indirect sunlight, while others need less. Some of the best plants for bathrooms include the following:  

  • Many succulents do well in bathrooms. Jade plants are a hardy variety, but need fairly bright, indirect light to thrive. Other succulents need less light, but don't crowd them together or they may not get as much light as they need.
  • Orchids grow in humid climates, so can be perfect for an indoor bathroom garden. Orchids do need bright, indirect light in order to flower, though. If you have less light, an orchid will thrive, but you may not get flowers.
  • Another good flowering plant is the peace lily (spathiphyllum). Peace lilies produce beautiful white flowers and love a humid climate. They don't need much watering, but do like a damp environment. You can water a peace lily in the shower to moisten the leaves.
  • Ferns love a damp environment and some ferns do well in shady settings, but they do like some natural light. You may have to mist them occasionally, but many ferns need little attention and look beautiful in the bathroom.  
  • Some other plants that do well in bathrooms are air plants (tillandsias), snake plants, spider plants, lucky bamboo (not actually a bamboo) and aloe vera. Take note of the amount of light in your bathroom and ask your local nursery which plants would be best for your bathroom.  

How to Create an Indoor Bathroom Garden 

Take a look around your bathroom and find the best places for pot plants. The vanity is an obvious spot, but don't overlook other spots that could use a bit of greenery. You can put small pot plants on your toilet cistern and larger plants may be perfect on the floor. You don't need a lot of plants to make your bathroom more cheerful. Even one or two can make a difference.

How to create an indoor bathroom garden 

Don't forget your walls and ceiling. You can hang pot plants from the ceiling or walls. Notice how much natural light strikes an area and choose your plants accordingly. For example, if you want your orchids to flower, hang them from the ceiling near a window, but not in direct sunlight.  

If you want a more verdant garden in your bathroom, think about installing a larger window or a skylight. A skylight will bathe the room in natural light and most bathroom plants will thrive. A window, too, will allow more natural sunlight to enter the room. Even a frosted window will allow natural light to enter, but will still give you the privacy you need.

Bathroom garden 

All you need are some colourful pots, soil and the right plants to create an indoor bathroom garden. If you're renovating your bathroom, you can even create a genuine garden. A large skylight and large pebbles on the floor of the bathroom to prevent you from tracking soil through the house is all it takes.   

How to Create an Outdoor Bathroom Garden 

An outdoor garden bathroom allows you to use a larger variety of plants. For privacy, you will want to erect a fence or wall around your outdoor garden. With the wall for privacy, you can create floor to ceiling windows or even install doors so you can step outside and enjoy your garden.

How to create an outdoor bathroom garden 

If you don't want to create an outdoor garden, you don't necessarily have to create a solid wall or fence. You just have to create enough of a screen to prevent people outside from being able to see into the bathroom. The light through the screen will enable you to enjoy your garden, but others won't be able to see in. Instead of plants, you may want to install a garden ornament to enjoy. The extra space and light will make your bathroom feel larger and give it a spa-like environment.

Outdoor bathroom  

Or you may want to go further and create a water feature outside your window. Water features are perfect for the bathroom. Combine the water feature with plants and you'll be looking for any excuse to take a bath and enjoy your bathroom.

Bathroom features 

There are dozens of ways to create an outdoor bathroom garden. If you live in an urban or suburban area, you need to think about privacy. If you live in a more rural area, you might want to create a floor to ceiling window and enjoy your view.

Water features in the bathroom 

The Beauty of a Bathroom Garden

The beauty of a bathroom garden is that you can create one on any budget. Pots and plants aren't expensive, but can create a spa-like environment in any bathroom. If you want to spend more or are renovating your bathroom, think about ways you can incorporate a garden in your new bathroom.  

You may want to add larger windows or a skylight to let more light in or you may want to create an outdoor bathroom. For that matter, you may want to create an indoor and outdoor bathroom garden. A few plants inside the bathroom combined with an outdoor bathroom garden will make your bathroom feel like an oasis. Even a few smaller plants in your bathroom will connect it with the outdoors. You will feel like you're bathing under a waterfall even when you're indoors. Better yet, you can adjust the temperature of your indoor "waterfall."

Beauty of a bathroom garden 

No matter how large or small your bathroom is, you can find a way to give it a garden feeling. Small succulents or ferns are enough to give it a garden atmosphere. If you don't feel plants will grow well in your bathroom, you can always put fresh flowers in a vase to brighten the room up. Anything natural will help give your bathroom a garden feeling.

Bathroom garden  

Use your imagination and get help from your local nursery and you can create a bathroom garden on any budget. You'll love any touches of nature you have in your bathroom and your garden, no matter how large or small, will make your bathroom feel more like a spa.


          China Targets Online News with Newest Law   
China is strengthening rules for online news as it attempts to control the flow of information from messaging apps, social media, and online media to Chinese citizens. The new regulations, announced on Tuesday, would require online content publishers to obtain government licenses before posting news pieces on the internet. Even more alarming is that online … Continued
          Microsoft Reduces Windows 10 Data Collection by 50%   

Two factors marred Microsoft’s 2015 Windows 10 launch: harassment of existing users to upgrade and its aggressive data collection. While the former receded within twelve months, the latter persisted. Microsoft came under great scrutiny for its Windows 10 privacy violations. In fact, French privacy watchdog CNIL ruled the Redmond company’s practices contravened French law. Consequently, […]

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🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬 The Circle (2017) dir. James Ponsoldt . . 👍 . . This was pretty much like a second-rate episode of Black Mirror. Not to say it was bad, I liked it, it just was so similar that I couldn't help but compare them, and this wasn't as good as a Black Mirror episode. But like I said, I enjoyed it. It was interesting and the ending was not what I expected, which is nice, I like to be surprised. . . . . #movie #movies #film #cinema #review #opinion #thecircle #2017 #jamesponsoldt #emmawatson #tomhanks #karengillan #johnboyega #ellarcoltrane #drama #thriller #scifi #blackmirror #privacy #technology
          Comment on Privacy by galvanised sheet steel   
Hi there! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask. Does managing a well-established website like yours require a massive amount work? I am completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my diary every day. I'd like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!
          vakantiehuisje in Ootmarsum, Nederland : Chaletpark Kuiperberg voor 2 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Chaletpark KuiperbergDe accommodaties op Chaletpark Kuiperberg zijn verzorgd ingericht en zijn gelegen op ruime kavels. Je hebt de keuze uit verschillende 2-pers. types. De Libelle (NL-4116) beschikt over een riant terras. Type Clausheide (NL-4117) is voorzien van veel leefruimte. Montmartre (NL-4118) is een accommodatie in Franse stijl met veel privacy. De Andalusië (NL-4119), Ceylon (NL-4575) en Toscane (NL-7092) hebben fantastisch vrij uitzicht. Het type Clausheide is tevens in een 4-pers. (NL-4120) variant te boeken. De 2 extra slaapplaatsen zijn hierbij in de woonkamer gecreëerd. Het sfeervolle type Bali (NL-7093) beschikt over twee slaapkamers. Alle accommodaties zijn gelegen op ruime kavels en voorzien van één of meerdere terrassen met tuinmeubilair.
          vakantiehuisje in Lemele, Nederland : Buitenplaats Berg en Bos voor 8 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Buitenplaats Berg en BosDeze vrijstaande 8 persoons vakantiehuizen zijn omringd door bossen en bomen. U heeft hier dan ook optimale privacy. Deze huizen zijn zeer geschikt voor bijvoorbeeld twee gezinnen. De comfortabele woonkamer zorgt voor voldoende leefruimte en in de riante tuin met terras en tuinmeubilair, kunnen de kinderen ongestoord spelen. U heeft de keuze uit verschillende 8 persoons varianten welke in de basis gelijk zijn, maar anders ingedeeld en/of ingericht zijn. Kijk welke 8 persoons accommodatie het beste bij u past. U vindt ze onder de codes: NL-779 / NL-778
          vakantiehuisje in Ootmarsum, Nederland : Chaletpark Kuiperberg voor 2 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Chaletpark KuiperbergDe accommodaties op Chaletpark Kuiperberg zijn verzorgd ingericht en zijn gelegen op ruime kavels. Je hebt de keuze uit verschillende 2-pers. types. De Libelle (NL-4116) beschikt over een riant terras. Type Clausheide (NL-4117) is voorzien van veel leefruimte. Montmartre (NL-4118) is een accommodatie in Franse stijl met veel privacy. De Andalusië (NL-4119), Ceylon (NL-4575) en Toscane (NL-7092) hebben fantastisch vrij uitzicht. Het type Clausheide is tevens in een 4-pers. (NL-4120) variant te boeken. De 2 extra slaapplaatsen zijn hierbij in de woonkamer gecreëerd. Het sfeervolle type Bali (NL-7093) beschikt over twee slaapkamers. Alle accommodaties zijn gelegen op ruime kavels en voorzien van één of meerdere terrassen met tuinmeubilair.
          vakantiehuisje in Steenwijk-de bult, Nederland : Buitengoed Fredeshiem - 6-persoons vakantiehuis voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Buitengoed Fredeshiem - 6-persoons vakantiehuisDe karakteristieke en vrijstaande vakantiehuizen op Buitengoed Fredeshiem zijn fraai en verspreid gelegen. Enkele accommodaties zijn gelegen in de bossen en andere zijn gelegen aan de rand van het bos met zicht op de weide. De huizen zijn comfortabel ingericht en beschikken over onder andere één slaapkamer en één badkamer op de begane grond waardoor het geschikt is voor alle leeftijden. Als extra luxe tref op de 1e verdieping nog een infrarood sauna. Heerlijk om bijvoorbeeld na een dag wandelen of fietsen in te ontspannen. Accommodaties beschikken over een ruim terras met tuinmeubilair en volop privacy. Van dit type heb je de keuze uit een 2-pers. (NL-8346-32) en een 6-pers. variant (NL-5459). Beide zijn exact hetzelfde echter kan het 2-pers. type tegen een gereduceerde prijs worden aangeboden.
          Development and Evaluation of Simulation-Problem–Based Learning for Sex Education   
imageNurses often encounter clients with sexual problems. A sexual problem is complicated and affects the quality of the client’s life, and proper care requires the nurse to understand a variety of sex-related issues. Therefore, effective sex education for nursing students is necessary to prepare them for potential challenges from the client’s sexual problems. In this study, we developed a simulation-problem–based sex education program for nursing students. The program immerses the students in a sex-related clinical situation to train them with nursing assessment, intervention skills, patient safety, patient privacy, and communication skills. To evaluate the effect of the program on the student’s sexual knowledge and attitude, we provided the experimental group with simulation-problem–based sex education program along with traditional lectures, whereas the control group received only lectures. As a result, there were statistically significant differences in the improvement of knowledge (P < .05) and attitude (P < .05) of the two groups. The results show that the designed program effectively promotes nursing students’ sexual knowledge and sexual attitude, and the simulation-problem–based learning is a practical and systematic approach to the sex education of nursing students.
          Cashier - Staples - Surrey, BC   
Maintains loss prevention and privacy standards by completing appropriate paperwork when presented with refunds or exchanges for data products....
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          Does this make smoke come out of any of your ears?   
Wow! It's been a long time since I've paid any attention to this blog. Life is getting back to normal lately, though, and I want to get back to it.

Here's a little kick-off: Does this article (and the associated content of course) make smoke come out of any of your ears? Does it bother you or no? The article is about new airport screening techniques that include aggressive pat-downs by security if you choose not to go through a full-body screener. According to the article, there will soon be ~1,000 or so full-body screeners in airports around the country, so we will all soon have this choice to make.

Here are some choice quotes from the article:

'The new searches are done with screeners' hands sliding over a passenger's body. However, the searches require screeners to touch passengers' breasts and genitals.'

'"As a woman, it is somewhat unnerving to have someone touching you in these areas in full public view."'

'An effective pat down "has to be invasive" and touch both breasts and genitals, says Billie Vincent, a former security director for the Federal Aviation Administration. "It is clearly a technique that most people would consider an invasion of their privacy."'

'"Are we giving people two intolerable actions at airports?" Calabrese asks. "They can be virtually strip-searched or endure a really aggressive grope?"'

In summary, I like this Ben Franklin quote: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Is this really the United States? Is this what we have come to? I think it is sad we have let our fears about terror take us to this place. It doesn't seem right to me.
          vakantiehuisje in Lantheuil, Frankrijk : Le Pressoir du Château voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Le Pressoir du ChâteauDit prachtige landhuis heeft voorheen dienstgedaan als personeelsverblijf van Chateau Pierrepont, een kasteel uit 1775. Het landhuis is later eigendom geweest van Paul Peytral, minister van binnenlandse zaken aan het begin van de vorige eeuw. De huidige huiseigenaren hebben het volledige domein, bestaande uit het kasteel en diverse bijgebouwen, gerenoveerd. Het gaat hierbij om het linkergedeelte van het landhuis. Privacy is gegarandeerd, en u bechikt over een eigen oprijlaan, terras, tuin en parking. Werkelijk aan alles is gedacht: van een met video bewaakte, elektronische entreepoort, ruime en luxe slaapkamers met comfortabele hotelbedden, ensuite badkamers met regendouches/ligbad, tot een ingebouwd stofzuigsysteem, een prachtige, 18e-eeuwse schouw, een flatscreen tv en een iPod-Dock. Het landhuis ligt op een prachtig terrein met tal van bijgebouwen. Een grote vijver siert de prachtige tuin en geeft een romantisch uitstraling. Het is hier heerlijk vertoeven tijdens de zomerdagen. De directe omgeving biedt vele toeristische trekpleisters, zoals de invasiestranden, historische kastelen, steden en het gedenkteken van Caen. Tevens kunt u hier prima terecht voor activiteiten als watersport, paardrijden en wandelen. Voor een kleine meerprijs kunt u op de dag van aankomst een welkomstmaaltijd krijgen. Gelieve tenminste een week voor aankomst contact op te nemen met de huiseigenaar indien u hiervan gebruik wenst te maken. Mocht u het huis met een grotere groep willen huren, neemt u dan eens een kijkje bij 'Château de Pierrepont'.
          vakantiehuisje in Valognes, Frankrijk : Maison de vacances - VALOGNES voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Maison de vacances - VALOGNESMaak kennis met dit 18e eeuwse (voormalige) jachtslot! Omgeven door een mooi bebost park, à la campagne en 2,5 km van het mooie Valognes, ook wel het kleine Versailles van Normandië genoemd. Dit karakteristieke vakantiehuis ligt op een landgoed met eeuwenoude bomen en een privé-oprijlaan. Op de grote ommuurde binnenplaats heb je een terras op het zuidwesten met meubilair en een barbecue. Aan privacy is er geen gebrek! De woning heeft een sfeervolle en klassieke inrichting. In de kelder staat een tafelvoetbalspel. De woonkamer is voorzien van TV, DVD en meerdere gezelschapspelletjes. Op regenachtige dagen is het binnenshuis dus goed vertoeven! Je bevindt je hier op het schiereiland Cotentin. De stranden van D-Day (18 km) mag je niet vergeten te bezoeken. In 1944 kwamen de geallieerde troepen er aan land. Bezoek het bekende Airborne museum in Sainte-Mère-Église (20 km). Deze plaats is ook beroemd vanwege de parachutistenpop aan de kerktoren, een gedenkteken over parachutist John Steele, die op D-Day met zijn parachute aan de toren bleef hangen. Het badplaatsje Barneville-Carteret is ook de moeite waard; vanuit de haven kan je de boot nemen naar de Kanaaleilanden Jersey en Guernsey.
          Why Google Wants to Help Law Enforcement Access Personal Data on the Internet   
On 06.29.17 07:35 AM posted by Elle Rogers The challenges of the digital age warrant an updated international legal framework for governments to access important data, Google’s top lawyer argues. Democratic governments and communications companies should work together to simplify data access processes while protecting privacy rights on the internet, Kent Walker said in a speech at The Heritage Foundation. Walker, senior vice president and general counsel at Google, described the current system as one that “fails to protect privacy and impedes legitimate investigations.” “It’s time to lay a new foundation and establish a new legal framework for the cloud,” Walker said in the June 22 speech.
          VMware Tackles HCI Security with Unique Software-Defined Encryption   

Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Architecture A financial firm recently shared with us that it was fending off 10,000 unauthorized hacking attempts per day. A hospital shared their need to comply with the latest privacy regulations, and a transportation firm explained how decommissioned hard disk drives needed to be physically

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          Design Solutions For Narrow And Wide Lots   

When designing homes for narrow or wide lots, considerations like scale, privacy, garage placement, and natural light are paramount

Illustrations: Architects Northwest

May 30, 2017

On the shallow side of this 3,922-square-foot home, small, narrow first-floor windows provide natural light and privacy. Architects Northwest designed the home for Merit Homes, Seattle. Illustration: Architects Northwest

Home builders who focus on infill construction are very likely to encounter lots that are either narrower or wider than the norm. The same parameters that apply to designing for conventional lots—contextual scale, views, privacy, natural light, garage placement, outdoor space—become more critical when a site is 40 feet wide or less, or as wide as 95 feet. We asked a group of top architects and designers for solutions that maximize curb appeal and livability.

Wide and shallow #1

Troy Clymer, vice president of Architects Northwest in Woodinville, Wash., designs approximately 20 houses a year for Merit Homes, an infill builder in Kirkland, Wash. The builder must comply with a number of restrictions imposed by the city, including mandates that restrain the massing of new homes; limit the garage to no more than 50 percent of the façade; and cap the height of the the structure at 30 feet. Setbacks are tight, says Clymer; homes are often about 10 feet apart.

In this wide and shallow plan by Architects Northwest, the master suite is at the rear of the house, facing a 30-foot backyard. A short flight of steps provides a sense of separation from the children's bedrooms. Illustrations: Architects Northwest

One of his newest designs for Merit fits a “panhandle” or flag lot that is 96 feet wide and 35 feet deep, with a long driveway leading to the house. Since there aren’t any views to speak of on this particular site, Clymer focuses the view inward, on the house itself. The kitchen and covered outdoor space are oriented to the rear, while the more formal great room and dining room are at the front. All of the bedrooms are upstairs, with a closet or bathroom in between them as a buffer. A bonus room and fourth bedroom (ideal for guests) is at the opposite end of the second floor.

For added separation, the master suite is a few steps up from the children’s wing. Hallways are minimized and broken up by open spaces, such as the two-story dining room in the plan depicted here.

“The stairway is integrated with the dining area,” he says, “and that combined space opens the house up all the way to the second floor.”

Windows are strategically placed to bring light into all of the spaces while preserving the homeowners’ privacy.

Narrow and deep

The Cabrini plan, by The Sater Design Collection in Bonita Springs, Fla., fits lots that are 45 feet wide and 100 feet deep, depending on setbacks. Even though the house itself is just 32 feet wide, it never feels cramped or claustrophobic.

With its wraparound veranda, welcoming portico, and garage in the rear, the Cabrini has appealing street presence. Breezes flow through the open dining room, kitchen, and nook via French doors on the veranda. The 2,178-square-foot home was designed by The Sater Design Collection. Illustration: The Sater Design Collection

Residential designer Dan Sater says the Cabrini was originally developed for a traditional neighborhood development (TND) and has an alley-loaded garage, but it also works in situations where a driveway leads from the front to a side-loaded garage at the rear of the house.

“The problem with narrow product is that you’ve got a narrow footprint mostly occupied by a two-car garage, leaving a front entry that is only four or five feet wide, or else it’s located on the side," says Sater. "The house often has no distinctiveness in appearance or character.”

The Cabrini plan by The Sater Design Collection fits a narrow and deep lot (45 by 100 feet). Even though the house itself is only 22 feet wide, it feels a lot more spacious because the main living areas open to a large veranda. The second-floor deck can be accessed from the master suite and guest room. Illustrations: The Sater Design Collection

The Cabrini gets its character from an 8-foot deep veranda that wraps around the front and side of the house, and a portico that welcomes visitors. The staircase is located on the opposite side of the home from the veranda, so that the central, open dining room and great room get the benefit of daylight and breezes.

Wide and deep

A small parcel of land in Arlington, Va., once owned by the Catholic church, is now The Enclave at Ballston, offering new homes close to public transportation, shopping, dining, and other amenities. The site, a tree-lined cul-de-sac, was a crazy quilt of lot shapes and sizes that architect Devereaux & Associates of McLean, Va., wove into 10 single-family homes.

Due to high land costs, the builder, Madison Homes of Tysons Corner, Va., needed to maximize density as well as comply with setbacks and lot coverage criteria. Devereaux tailored the home designs to a variety of narrow and wide lots—“whatever it [took] to make the puzzle work,” says Sandy Fennell, senior designer.

The Foursquare architecture of this home at The Enclave of Ballston, in Arlington, Va., works well with the wide, deep lot. The home is set back on the lot to give it more privacy from the street and neighboring houses. Devereaux & Associates designed the home; Madison Homes is the builder. Photo: Chris Zimmer; Illustrations: Devereaux & Associates

The biggest challenge with such lots, especially the 92-by-65-foot lot shown here, is circulation and room layout. Boxes make for more efficient floor plans, but the trick is to create instantaneous views to the exterior, Fennell says.

Informal living spaces are oriented to the back of the 3,168-square-foot house. Upstairs, the master bedroom is buffered from the other bedrooms by the master bath and staircase. Illustration: Devereaux & Associates

Homes along the street are staggered so that front doors don’t face each other. Each has an entry with a covered porch for additional privacy. Some homes are set far back from the street while others are close to it, creating a more visually interesting streetscape.

“Because each lot is different in shape, most of the homes are also different in shape, yet share the common thread of Foursquare style facades,” says architect Bill Devereaux. “Shingles, horizontal siding and stone accents create a unifying fabric.”

Where the site plan allows, homes have covered outdoor areas that extend livable space in a private setting. Otherwise, courtyard-type patios with fencing are included.

Pie shaped

Todd Hallett, president of TK Design & Associates, South Lyon, Mich., is used to solving dilemmas like this one: designing a home for a difficult, pie-shaped lot measuring approximately 100 feet by 80 feet. The infill lot is in an established urban setting, Hallett says: “The biggest challenges revolved around site fit and creating a design that is larger than the surrounding homes, but also kept a sense of contextual scale.”

This 3,302-square-foot home has a detached garage in the rear that helped architect Todd Hallett comply with strict setback requirements. A porte cochere provides a sheltered entrance for the owners and their guests to drive through. Below, the floor plan shows how the master suite is separated from the other bedrooms and positioned to capture the best views. The circular staircase forms a tower that enhances the home's elegant curb appeal. Illustration: TK Design & Associates

Hallett began by establishing space adjacencies. “Establishing the flow of the home was our first priority, and determining room placement on a tight lot without sacrificing livability was the first step,” he says. “From there, we focused on creating long views and focal points throughout the plan.”

The master suite is isolated from the rest of the bedrooms and in a position to take advantage of the best views, Hallett says. A circular staircase to the left of the foyer forms a tower that adds to the home’s elegant street presence.

The detached garage at the rear of the home, accessed via a porte cochere, helped the architect take advantage of reduced setback conditions.

 

This home by architect Todd Hallett has an additional 410 square feet of bonus space. At press time, construction was nearly complete. Illustrations: TK Design & Associates

Wide and shallow #2

Plan 1 at Revelle at Clancy Lane, in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is a wide and shallow configuration measuring 113 feet, 8 inches wide and 65-1/2 feet deep at standard conditions. Revellle was designed by Danielian Associates of Irvine, Calif., as a semicustom product targeting move-up and luxury buyers seeking desert living.

Family Development of Palm Desert, Calif., is building the homes.

In this wide and shallow plan, bedrooms are in one wing and public areas in another, divided by a grand, formal dining room. The home is at at Revelle at Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Danielian Associates is the architect and Family Development is the builder. Photo: Danielian Associates/John Greenwood

“The wide/shallow design allowed us the flexibility to account for street orientation, variable lot sizes, reverse floor plans, extra rooms and floor-plan options, and the ability to locate the pool in the front courtyard,” says architect Art Danielian.

Plan 1 is 3,283 square feet and base-priced at $1,425,000. Landscaping, hardscaping, and water features surround the house, buffering it from the street and neighboring houses. To break up the expanse of the front elevation, Danielian placed a detached casita to the right of the entry and a landscaped courtyard to the left.

The configuration of the lot offers opportunities for lush landscaping and water features that enhance home value and protect privacy. Illustration: Danielian Associates

Considerations for Variable-Width Lots

Having designed more than their fair share of narrow- and wide-lot houses, architect Todd Hallett and residential designer Dan Sater are in a position to offer good advice:

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  • Since narrow lots are typically infill lots with minimal side-yard setbacks, window placement is critical to ensure the homeowners’ privacy.
  • View-seeking rooms should never be placed on a side wall.
  • Positioning of the master suite can be tricky with a narrow, deep home. Decide whether the goal is to capture a view or maintain privacy.
  • Provide as much natural light as possible. On side walls that face neighboring houses, try placing windows higher up or using transoms. Sun tunnels and skylights are another way to brighten up interiors.
  • Good landscaping helps buffer a house from the neighbor’s view.
  • Jogs or indentations in the plan create pockets of interest and allow more natural light into the home.

Wide

  • The main objective is establishing proper circulation for a linear plan. Most of the circulation will be from room to room in public spaces, and may utilize passageways in private spaces.
  • Grade is definitely a factor. The garage is typically placed on the high side in a sloped-lot scenario.
  • If there’s view potential on the lot, orient as many living areas to it as possible. Open floor plans are ideal because they offer sightlines through the house to the outside.

 


          vakantiehuisje in Oria, Italië : Villa Chiara voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villa ChiaraDe perfecte vakantiewoning, dat is wat we altijd nastreven en we denken dat we vrij dicht bij perfectie zitten met deze villa: Het heeft bijna alles: privacy, comfort, volop ruimte binnen en buiten, een groot zwembad, zon en schaduw. Oria is slechts ½ kilometer verderop en heeft banken, apotheek, winkels en restaurants. Brindisi zit op slechts 34 kilometer, we zijn in de meer zuidelijke Ionische-Salentinian gebied van Apulia, bekend om zijn Griekse en Byzantijnse vestigingen. Een land van kristalheldere blauwe zee en helder witte dorpjes. De locatie is omheind en heeft een elektrische poort en het klapstuk is het zwembad, compleet met een eigen zomerkeuken, ideaal voor een vakantie met je familie of met een groep vrienden
          vakantiehuisje in Polignano a mare, Italië : Terrazza Merlata voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Terrazza MerlataDit herenhuis, met binnenplaats, is gelegen in een rustige straat van het historische centrum op slechts 50 meter van het centrale plein en de kathedraal. Unieke aan deze locatie is de positie boven de zee op een hoogte van ca. 30 meter boven de zeespiegel, met een adembenemend uitzicht op de pracht en praal dat de beroemde stad Polignano a Mare te bieden heeft. Het volledig, met respect voor de historische identiteit van het gebouw, gerenoveerde huis behoudt ook het meubilair in goede staat. De elegantie en sfeer van het verleden maar voorzien van alle gemakken van een modern huis. Het appartement heeft een aparte ingang van de andere woningen van het gebouw wat zorgt voor het behoudt van de privacy en autonomie van de gasten van dit huis.
          vakantiehuisje in Polignano a mare, Italië : Villa Lovecchio voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villa LovecchioVilla Lovecchio is een vakantie huis dat u ontspant van begin tot einde van de vakantie, en is verdeeld over twee verdiepingen. Het is comfortabel ingericht en beschikt over 3 ruime slaapkamers om plaats te bieden aan maximaal 8 personen. Het prive zwembad is omgeven door exotische planten en is prachtig ingericht met kwalitatief hoogstaand tuinmeubilair (stoelen, parasols, schommelstoelen). Het zwembad is volledig gedekt door het wi-fi signaal. Er is ook een leuke buitenruimte voor de kinderen met een kleine speeltuin met schommels. De villa is omheind, om privacy en rust te waarborgen samen met de dichte vegeatie. Tenslotte is de villa uitgerust met een externe camera en een alarmsysteem. De vakantiewoning ligt op een strategische locatie, op slechts een paar kilometer van het mooie Polignano a Mare en een paar kilometer van de grotten van Castellana en de prachtige zee van Monopoli (Blauwe Vlag strand).
          James Graham's Political Drama THIS HOUSE to Tour the UK in 2018   

James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End will begin its first ever national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 22 February - 10 March 2018 (press night tbc) before visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre (12 - 17 March), Theatre Royal Bath (19 - 24 March), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (27 - 31 March), Nottingham Theatre Royal (10 - 14 April), Birmingham Repertory Theatre (16 - 21 April), The Lowry, Salford (24 - 28 April), Theatre Royal Plymouth (1 - 5 May), Norwich Theatre Royal (7 - 12 May), Malvern Theatres (14 - 19 May), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (21 - 26 May) and Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (29 May - 2 June). The tour is supported by the Arts Council of England Grants for the Arts.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production is designed by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Stephen Warbeck, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson. Cast to be announced.

1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it's a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes; the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

James Graham won the Pearson Playwriting Bursary in 2006 and went on to win the Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play of 2007 for Eden's Empire. His recent plays include Ink (Almeida), Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Finding Neverland (American Repertory Theater), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and The Bush) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse). He has two new plays opening this year Quiz (Chichester) and Labour of Love (West End).

Jeremy Herrin is Artistic Director of Headlong, for which he has directed Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic/Theatr Clwyd/Rose Theatre Kingston), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (UK Tour), The Absence of War (UK Tour) and The Nether (at the Royal Court and in the West End). For the National Theatre his directing credits include Common (A co-production with Headlong), The Plough and the Stars (co-directed with Howard Davies), People, Places & Things (A co-production with Headlong which transferred to the West End, begins a major UK tour in September and opens at St Ann's Warehouse, New York in October), This House (Olivier nomination for Best Director), which transferred to Chichester Festival Theatre and the West End in a co-production with Headlong, and Statement of Regret. For the RSC he directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and Broadway in March 2015 and for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Best Director and was nominated for an Olivier and Tony Award.

Jeremy will direct James Graham's new play Labour of Love, a Headlong and Michael Grandage Company co-production, opening in the West End in September.

THIS HOUSE is produced on tour by Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong. For more about the tour, visit headlong.co.uk/productions/house-uk-tour.

THIS HOUSE TOUR DATES:

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 22 February - 10 March 2018

on sale date to be announced www.wyp.org.uk

Cambridge Arts Theatre 12 - 17 March 2018

on sale 10 July www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Theatre Royal Bath 19 - 24 March 2018

on sale date to be announced www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Edinburgh Festival Theatre 27 - 31 March 2018

on sale 5 July www.edtheatres.com/thishouse

Nottingham Theatre Royal 10 - 14 April 2018

on sale 7 July www.trch.co.uk

Birmingham Repertory Theatre 16 - 21 April 2018

on sale on 7 July www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

The Lowry, Salford 24 - 28 April 2018

on sale 30 June www.thelowry.com

Theatre Royal, Plymouth 1 - 5 May 2018

on sale 18 July www.theatreroyal.com

Norwich Theatre Royal 7 - 12 May 2018

on sale 21 August www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Malvern Theatres 14 - 19 May 2018

on sale 4 July www.malvern-tickets.co.uk

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 21 - 26 May 2018

on sale date to be announced www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 29 May - 2 June 2018

on sale date to be announced www.sheffielddtheatres.co.uk

Headlong creates exhilarating contemporary theatre: a provocative mix of innovative new writing, reimagined classics and influential twentieth century plays that illuminate our world.

Headlong is one of the most ambitious & exciting theatre companies in the world. We make bold, innovative productions with some of the UK's finest artists. We take these industry leading, award-winning shows around the country & beyond, in theatres & online, attracting new audiences of all ages & backgrounds. We engage as deeply as we can with these communities & this helps us become better at what we do.

Our productions have included Common (National Theatre), Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic, Theatr Clwyd and Rose Theatre Kingston), This House (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End), Pygmalion (UK tour), Boys Will Be Boys (Bush Theatre), People, Places & Things (National Theatre and West End), 1984 (UK and international tours and West End), The Nether (Royal Court Theatre and West End), American Psycho (Almeida and Broadway), Chimerica (Almeida and West End), and Enron (UK tour, West End and Broadway).

Jonathan Church Productions was formed in 2015 in association with Delfont Mackintosh Theatres to produce and general manage high quality theatre in the West End, on tour and internationally.

Recent productions include Fracked (UK tour); Sand in the Sandwiches (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London and UK tour); Loves Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (Chichester, Manchester, Theatre Royal Haymarket London); This House (Chichester and Garrick Theatre London); The Dresser (UK tour and Duke of York's Theatre London). General Management projects include Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Toronto) and North By North West (Toronto).

Jonathan Church is currently Artistic Director of Bath Theatre Royal's summer season. He was Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre (2006-2016); Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre (2001 - 2006); Associate Director of Hampstead Theatre (1999-2001); Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (1995-1999); Associate Director of Derby Playhouse (1994-1995) and Assistant Director of Nottingham Playhouse (1992 - 1994).

Jonathan's West End productions as a Director include Hobson's Choice, Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Singin' in the Rain (Palace Theatre), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Duchess Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Savoy Theatre and The Old Vic), The Witches (Wyndham's Theatre), A Busy Day (Lyric Theatre), The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby (Gielgud Theatre). He is currently directing Racing Demon for Bath Theatre Royal.

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. We produce productions on the South Bank in London each year, ranging from reimagined classics to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers. The National's work is seen on tour throughout the UK, in London's West End, internationally (including on Broadway) and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres.

National Theatre Live, which broadcasts live performances to cinema screens internationally, is now celebrating its 7th year and has been experienced by over 6 million people worldwide in 200 countries. For more information, visit NTLive.com

The Clore Learning Centre at the NT is committed to providing programmes for schools, young people, families, community groups and adult learners. The nationwide youth theatre festival Connections and playwriting competition New Views engage thousands of young people around the country. Further, over 2,600 secondary schools have signed up to the free streaming service, On Demand in Schools since its launch in September 2015.

In 2015-2016 the NT:

- Staged 34 productions and gave 3,057 performances in the UK and internationally.

- Reached audiences of over 787,000 on the South Bank, and over 3.7 million worldwide (South Bank, West End, touring and NT Live).

- Broadcast, via the NT Live programme, to nearly 6 million people around the world.

- Engaged with over 189,000 participants through the NT Learning events programme.

Current and upcoming tours from the National Theatre include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Jane Eyre touring the UK until September 2017; War Horse begins a second UK tour in September 2017 and Hedda Gabler begins a UK tour in October 2017. Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk for more.

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK's flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as it's work with the community and young people. Situated in a cathedral city in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, the Festival Theatre's bold thrust stage design makes it one of England's most striking playhouses; a Studio Theatre, the Minerva Theatre, sits nearby.

The annual summer Festival season runs from April to November, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 200,000. Year-round programming continues through the winter with the Theatre presenting high-class touring productions, as well as a traditional Christmas show mounted by the renowned Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.

Recent West End transfers from Chichester (as originating producer) include Half A Sixpence (Noël Coward Theatre), Young Chekhov (National Theatre), Running Wild (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre), Stevie (Hampstead Theatre), Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Private Lives (Gielgud Theatre) and Sweeny Todd (Adelphi Theatre). Christmas 2015 saw the television broadcast of Gypsy with Imelda Staunton, shown on BBC4. Filmed during its West End run at the Savoy Theatre, the broadcast was watched by over half a million viewers and is now available on DVD.

Rooted firmly in the community, the Theatre runs a Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) programme that is a beacon of excellence and inspiration to its local audience, as well as being home to one of the country's largest youth theatres with over 750 members.

Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley joined the organisations as Artistic Director and Executive Director respectively in the summer of 2016, appointed with a mandate to build on the success of the past and take the theatre into its next exciting chapter. Go to cft.org.uk.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson


          vakantiehuisje in Monopoli, Italië : Casa del Pescatore voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Casa del PescatoreCasa Del Pescatore is een typisch appartement gelegen in Monopoli, Puglia. Het heeft een prachtig uitzicht op de zee, die op slechts 50m afstand ligt en het heeft een goed uitgeruste woonkamer, keuken en twee slaapkamers. Het is een vakantiewoning gelegen in het hart van het historishe centrum van Monopoli in het zuid-oosten van de stad Bari waar ook een vliegveld ligt. Deze streek wordt gekenmerkt door de hechte band tussen tradities van heden en verleden, met gezonde smaken van de lokale keuken in combinatie met het kristalheldere water van de zee. De vakantiewoning is geschikt voor koppels die een romatische vakantie willen in totale privacy en rust. Er zijn verschillende gezellige restaurants in de omgeving, maar voor de ultieme romantiek kunt u onze chef kok ook thuis uitnodigen.
          vakantiehuisje in Monopoli, Italië : Paradiso voor 2 personen   
vakantiehuisje : ParadisoZeezicht appartement, gelegen op de eerste verdieping van een klein en rustig gebouw in het historische centrum van Monopoli, op 50 meter van de zee en op slechts 100 meter van het centrum van de stad. Het heeft een woonkamer met volledig ingerichte keuken, twee slaapkamers, een met een tweepersoonsbed en de andere ingericht met een slaapbank (aanbevolen voor kinderen onder de 10 jaar); Het appartement heeft tevens een bijkeuken met wasmachine en droger. Het decor is eenvoudig maar goed uitgerust met een lcd-televisie met satellietzenders, een dvd-speler, haardroger, een kitchenette met waterkoker en airconditioning en centrale verwarming. Wij raden deze accommodatie aan, aan koppels die een romantische vakantie willen vieren in totale privacy en rust. U kunt ook een romantisch diner laten bereiden door onze chef-kok die ook bij u thuis kan komen koken.
          DONALD WHO?:   
States refuse Trump panel request for voter information (Chris Kenning, 6/30/17, Reuters)

A growing number of U.S. states Friday refused to provide voters' names, addresses and other personal information requested by a panel that President Donald Trump created to investigate voter fraud, saying the demand was unnecessary and violated privacy.


          Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great   
From Education Week:
Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more needs to be done to raise awareness about these issues and to effectuate change. Therefore, I am calling for all K-12 public schools and their vendors to automatically delete the following data points each and every June 30th after the school year has ended:

 -All student Internet browsing history
-All student school work saved on platforms such as the Google G Suite
-All student created emails (and all other digital communications)
-All behavioral data points/saved class interactions (e.g. Class Dojo data points)
-All student physical location data points  (e.g. obtained via RFID tags)
-All biometric data collected and tied to a student account (e.g. meal  purchase information)
-Etc…
An Easy To Follow School-Data-Deletion-Request-Template


This is just the beginning of the conversation and as our schools collect more data points on our kids more data will need to be automatically deleted at the end of each school year. Each public school system and their vendors must be required to certify in writing that the requested data deletion has occurred.

None of these above data points were kept on the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, or Generation X so they are not needed to be collected and saved for future generations. If we really want to make “America Great Again,” kids should be allowed to be kids without the fear that their every move is tied to them for the rest of their lives.

I'm with Shear - why should your child's  "internet search for inappropriate content" at school follow him/her for the rest of their school years?  

*This happened to SPS until they vigorously told them to give the data back.


          European Style Massage-Professional quiet with Shower   
For a really great massage with a sophisticated European woman and complete privacy and tranquility. I am kind and friendly and offer the best massage you've ever had. I can work light to deep and am open to custom work.
             
have been thinking of updating since noon today...but just couldn't finish what i started.

m soo tired today...have started exercising again...and also try to walk to and from my workplace everyday...(but make up for all the lost calories during the weekend :| )
have also become very irritable lately (ha ha) and have begun to treasure my privacy...(often wonder how i'll get on once at chi's place)

it was sooo boring at work today...chris is enjoying her extended weekend jaunt at Goa and minu's busy with closing issue. at least i'll have more work tomorrow
          Silk Caftan Hand Dyed Extra Large Moonlight Bliss Short Caftan by MommaGoddess   

128.00 USD

This gorgeous multi colored streaked caftan is hand painted and is 100% silk. Hand hemmed as well. This caftan is extra large and will fit the fully grown goddess with flair! Wear it with your favorite pair of leggings or that special long dress. You will love it either way. Headed on a beach vacation? Pop it over that suit to ensure that touch of privacy and elegance.

Hand painted dyes all intertwine to create a lovely combination of colors that will add some rich and vibrant tones to your wardrobe.

Do let me know if you have another color combination in mind. Choose color ideas from any of my scarves.

Lovely mixture of colors dripping into each other to create a lovely picture for you to wear with your favorite outfit.

This caftan should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cold water. Low iron steam.

CUSTOM MADE SO DO ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR THIS TO BE CREATED, it will be worth your wait. Contact me through the Etsy convo system for any special requests.

A long version is also available: https://www.etsy.com/listing/487380269/silk-caftan-hand-dyed-extra-large-island?ref=shop_home_active_1


          When Beauty Met the Beast by Khardine Gray   
When Beauty Met The Beast
by Khardine Gray

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Vandervilles - Book 1
Publication Date: June 10, 2017
Publisher: Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 216 pages
Available from: Amazon

Betrayal! Obsession! Revenge! Can love conquer all?

Deep beneath the veneer of luxury, beauty, and wealth, lie secrets that could be used to destroy the Vanderville family. Secrets that a cold, calculating, and vengeful person has been collecting, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to exact a cruel and painful revenge…

Rejections Turn to Romance?

An obsession brews into a whirlwind romance that threatens to be torn apart by a bad boy’s bad habits. Will a love so passionate yet unstable be able to withstand the turmoil that’s sure to blossom from a plot for revenge?

Double Betrayal Despair

Waiting for a wedding proposal, Taylor is instead handed betrayal. Her cheating father betrays his wife and shatters his daughter’s heart at the same moment she discovers the man she loves has been lying to her.

Careers Hang In The Balance

What do the Vanderville Matriarch’s powerful position in the fashion industry, A greedy States Attorney, and a budding creative director all have in common? Careers compromised by the cold hunger of a vengeful person.
Surrender yourself to the gripping story surrounding the Vanderville Family and their friends. Discover for yourself if love, both romantic and familial, can survive the frigid reality of betrayal and revenge....

 
When Beauty Met the Beast by Khardine Gray

When Beauty Met The BeastEven the dirt swept under the rugs of the rich and famous glistens with slime. Follow the saga of the Vandervilles as they prove that money, no matter how much, cannot buy love, trust, honesty, integrity or even safety. WHEN BEAUTY MET THE BEAST by Khardine Gray is pure soap opera all the way.

Witness one man come home to claim the woman he wants, not with kindness or honesty, but with an overbearing, he-man approach which she actually falls for. Wade Vanderville hit bottom long ago, ran away to heal and is back, determined to make Chloe Matthews his. But evil is lurking in the shadows as Wade’s family becomes a target for revenge as their dirty laundry is exposed, and their privacy is invaded in the most primal ways.

The webs have been woven and the spider awaits its prey… has the devil come to collect his due form a family who has built their empires on shaky ground?

Khardine Gray’s tale is filed with over-inflated egos, a sense of entitlement and the feeling that with enough money and power the Vandervilles are unsinkable, but for some, that is merely a façade for the public and someone is determined to bring this family to its knees. Will the sins of the father rain down on the son? Will the secrets of the mother betray the daughter? What of the new romance that is blooming? Can it survive?

Ms. Gray has created plastic people who hide their emotions deep, keep their lies close to the vest and find that being humbled and human can be very painful. I cannot say I truly liked every character. Chloe was weak when it came to life, but strong in her talents as a designer. Wade's entrance into this tale turned me completely off, if his transformation is real, he has serious promise! Tons of snippets of action, like a maze gone wild decorate these pages right up to the last page...just be careful not to fall of that cliff...

I received this copy from Khardine Gray in exchange for my honest review.


          7/1/2017: WEATHER: GPS tracking   
A study on GPS tracking in the workplace has found 65 per cent of respondents feared they would be tracked outside of work hours, and 66 per cent thought it was an invasion of their privacy, and it made most feel their boss did not trust...
          Mississippi Sec. of State to commission asking for voter info: 'Jump in the Gulf of Mexico'   

Officials across the U.S. are beginning to respond to a request from a presidential commission claiming to investigate voter fraud. Louisiana's Secretary of State Tom Schedler and attorneys working with the office are reviewing the contents of the letter — which requests large, detailed blocks of voter information, including the last four digits of social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth.

In Mississippi, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he has yet to receive the letter — but if or when he does receive it, "They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from," he said in a statement.

"Mississippi residents should celebrate Independence Day and our State’s right to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes," he said.

Read his full statement below.
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          Ophthalmic Assistant   

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for daily patient care and patient flow. This is a full time opportunity with 40+ hours/ week.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Clinical Pod Administrator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Promptly and professionally assist the doctor in patient care
  • Performs technical workups, patient interviews and special testing
  • Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc. 
  • Maintains and cleans all equipment being used and reports irregularities of such to the Clinical Pod Administrator 
  • Returns phone calls to patients and pharmacies
  • Assists in minor medical procedures in the office
  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories
  • Attends staff meetings as required
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality; adhere to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Accurately performs:
  1. Tonometry
  2. Visual Acuity Measurements
  3. Amsler Grid Testing
  4. Extraocular Muscle Testing
  5. Pupil Exams
  6. Refractions (if required by position)
  7. Lensometry (if required by position)
  8. Keratometry (if required by position)
  9. Confrontation Visual Field Exam (if required by position)
  10. Color Vision Testing (if required by position) 
  11. Optical Coherence Tomography (if required by position)
  • Perform Clinical Ophthalmic Photography and Diagnostic Photography studies 
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and examination rooms including:
  1. Calibration of equipment as needed
  2. Changing bulbs
  3. Clean and stock exam rooms and clinical area’s
  4. Check expiration dates of open medications
  • Accurately documents chart errors according to the following format: 
  1. One line is to be drawn through the mistake
  2. The date and initials of the person making the error are to be written
  3. The corrected information can then be documented 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Able to read, write and communicate and present a neat professional appearance
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and experience in a customer service environment preferred
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms and ocular mediations
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with computers
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Create a good impression as a friendly, empathetic, composed and efficient individual to the patient
  • Demonstrate reliability, a pleasant attitude and a willingness to perform the duties as required
  • Able to maintain and comply with patient confidentiality and integrity policy on all matters

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

High School diploma or equivalent. Prefer one year of work experience in a similar position. Prefer Certification as JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Occasionally required to help transfer patients from wheelchair into exam chair. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, copier and other office equipment as necessary. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for long periods.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with patients, staff members, referring physician’s offices and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Interaction with others is constant and interruptive. Contact may involve dealing with ill patients and/or angry or upset patients.

This description provides only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.

SERA reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

HIPAA: All employees are required to adhere to the SERA privacy practices as documented in the SERA Employee Handbook and all SERA HIPAA policies and procedures. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action ranging from a warning to termination depending on the level of violation.


          Snapchat’s New Snap Map is Frightening as a Privacy Threat   
On Friday, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. The point of Snap Map is to share the location of posted Snaps to Our Story, which is public, and could be useful for, say, seeing a collection of Snaps from a particular event. […]
          This Smart Doll Can Read Your Emotions and Adjusts Accordingly   
Imagine your kid playing with a smart doll with AI that can read the child’s emotions and adjusts itself accordingly. This is a smart doll that can demonstrate a cheap and privacy-oriented new computer vision platform for AI’s in dolls, which tends to lean towards the creepy side. Okay so maybe “creepy” may be too […]
          PERVERT NTU STUDENT JAILED FOR TAKING VOYEUR VIDEOS IN NTU FEMALE TOILET   

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Yet another pervert was caught secretly taking videos of women using public toilet. An NTU male accountancy student had secretly taken videos of women using toilets at NTU for over four months beginning December 2015, using a pen-like device and his mobile phone.

Toh Chik Heng, 25, was caught after a female student noticed a mobile phone held above the toilet cubicle she was in. Toh, who had since graduated from NTU, was jailed 8 weeks for his deplorable acts. he had carried out his perverted activities at the handicap toilet at the NTU Business School at Block S4, Level B2 and at a laundry room female toilet at Block 9 of Hall 2, which was where he was finally caught.

As usual, his defense trotted out the amount of academic pressure that he was under at the time he committed the offences. Why is it that when a pervert become stressed or depressed, he thinks secretly filming women an intruding on their privacy is the answer?

Sabrina Shukor

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          I don’t want to invite my father to my wedding but feel coerced into doing so   

He was horrible to my sister and me and bullied my mum, who is no longer with him. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader

My sister and I have always had a rather fraught relationship with my father. He failed to form bonds and took no interest in us, seeing us as a nuisance. I remember wondering why it was like this and why he didn’t love us. My mum always told us differently, until it became so clear that he was also horrible to her (coercive control through bullying, vicious comments on her look and her attitude), that she could no longer pretend he was just a bit stressed. He exhibited aggressive behaviour – verbally and through his actions. He stole from me, went through my things, violated my privacy, and repeatedly told my sister she was fat. I did not trust him and took no pleasure in being around him.

When I was 18, my parents’ marriage ended. When my mum finally got enough money together, we left.

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          Dot map cartograms for detection of infectious disease outbreaks: an application to Q fever, the Netherlands and pertussis, Germany   

Geographical mapping of infectious diseases is an important tool for detecting and characterising outbreaks. Two common mapping methods, dot maps and incidence maps, have important shortcomings. The former does not represent population density and can compromise case privacy, and the latter relies on pre-defined administrative boundaries. We propose a method that overcomes these limitations: dot map cartograms. These create a point pattern of cases while reshaping spatial units, such that spatial area becomes proportional to population size. We compared these dot map cartograms with standard dot maps and incidence maps on four criteria, using two example datasets. Dot map cartograms were able to illustrate both incidence and absolute numbers of cases (criterion 1): they revealed potential source locations (Q fever, the Netherlands) and clusters with high incidence (pertussis, Germany). Unlike incidence maps, they were insensitive to choices regarding spatial scale (criterion 2). Dot map cartograms ensured the privacy of cases (criterion 3) by spatial distortion; however, this occurred at the expense of recognition of locations (criterion 4). We demonstrate that dot map cartograms are a valuable method for detection and visualisation of infectious disease outbreaks, which facilitates informed and appropriate actions by public health professionals, to investigate and control outbreaks.


          Tips facebook:- Cara Menyembunyikan Nomor HP Di Facebook   


Nomor handphone adalah suatu hal yang sangat privacy bagi diri kita, tapi di facebook, kita mau tidak mau mesti mengisi nomor handphone kita sewaktu mendaftar.

Memang sih, kalo nomor hp kita cuma dilihat sama orang lain trus di save masih gapapa, tapi kalo ampe disebar-sebar hmm….berabe deh, nah, ini ada sedikit tips cara menyembunyikan nomor hp (handphne) di facebook :

1. Masuk ke Profil–> dan pilih tab Info

2. pilih Edit di bagian Contact Information


3. Pilih icon “gembok” di bagian Mobile Phone (samping nomor handphone kita).
4. lalu selanjutnya kita pilih siapa saja yang bisa lihat nomor handphone kita. jika “no one”= tidak ada yang bisa lihat nomor handphone kita, “only friends”= hanya teman kita saja, “friends of friends”= temen nya temen kita, “Costum”= tentukan manual siapa saja teman kita yang boleh lihat dan tidak.

Semoga Berguna.
          Tips facebook:- Cara Menyembunyikan Update Status Pada Facebook   


Update status merupakan hal menurut saya paling sering dilakukan oleh kita, misal nya kalo kita lagi seneng, lagi jalan-jalan, lagi makan, lagi naek motor Ups..gak ampe segitu de,hehe.. .

Tips Facebook yang akan saya bahas sekarang adalah, cara tentang bagaimana kita dapat menyembunyikan status update kita terhadap manusia-manusia yang gak kita ijinkan (hwehehe, kesel banget kaya nya ) untuk mengetahui isi dari update status kita, bisa saja hal ini kita terapkan kepada mantan kekasih kita (hihihi…ajiib), para kawan sensi-an kita atau bisa juga keluarga kita yang mulut nya ember . Hal ini agar privasi kita lebih tertutup terhadap orang-orang tersebut .

Cara yang dapat kita lakukan adalah seperti di bawah ini:


1. Kita sekarang pilih “Setting” kemudian kita pilih “Privacy Settings” dan setelah itu kita pilih “Privacy”.
2. Lalu pilih “drop down” di pilihan “Status and Links” kemudian selanjutnya kita klik “Customize”
3. Ketika form nya terbuka, silahkan kita isikan pada posisi yang berada di bawah “Except These People”, pilih teman siapa saja yang ingin anda buat pengecualian.

OK, sekarang update status anda tidak akan muncul di menu “HOME” manusia-manusia yang tidak anda inginkan .

Semoga Bermanfaat
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          An instructor analyzes how to discuss the "Hypatia" controversy with her grad students (essay)   

Maybe I’m a bad feminist, but I was on vacation and away from social media when the controversy at Hypatia blew up. Only when I returned to the office late in May and confronted my overflowing email box did I catch up on Rebecca Tuvel’s controversial article on “transracialism” and the ensuing outcry over it: the open letter to Hypatia calling for its retraction, the mea culpa from some of the journal’s associate editors, the defense of the article by the editor, the gleeful crowings of the mainstream press about the pettiness of the intellectual elite and, finally, a second open letter, from a group of what might be described as materialist progressives, decrying the signatories to the first open letter.

I had to swallow the story whole, rather than a course at a time. As a result, I’m not even sure I can even digest it all. Some points from both sides of the argument seem relevant, others not so much. The decibel level doesn’t help anything. Still, this question of how language may harm by (ostensibly) violating identity claims has become so prominent that I feel obliged to try to reckon with it.

I don’t work in philosophy or in critical race or sexuality studies, so I found my way into the contretemps by extracting a few potential teaching moments from it, focusing on the open letter’s criticisms of Hypatia’s editorial process and its call for changes to the same. Some of those issues are specific to Tuvel’s article, but a couple are technical problems -- with conceptual ramifications -- that every scholar deals with at least occasionally. Thinking about how to walk my graduate students through them, I hoped, would help me engage this controversy without getting bogged down in it.

The Obscured Bread-Crumb Trail

First, and maybe most banal, is a matter of citation practices, an aspect of scholarly knowledge production that I just can’t seem to convince my students is both fascinating and vitally important. Some of the most spectacular attacks on Tuvel’s article center on her use of the name that celebrity transwoman Caitlyn Jenner was assigned at birth, a process known as “deadnaming.” The author of the original open letter argued that by referring to Jenner in this way, Tuvel “uses vocabulary and frameworks not recognized, accepted or adopted by the conventions of the relevant subfields.” Tuvel defended herself by noting that Jenner uses that name in her memoir but admitted that was an insider privilege she’d unthinkingly claimed for herself, thus “perpetuat[ing] harm” to Jenner personally and to the trans community over all.

Reasonable people, both cis and transgender, might disagree about whether and how such a practice does harm. (It could also be argued that celebrities, by definition, sacrifice some rights to privacy that the regular folks retain.) When in doubt, it’s certainly most polite to use a person’s preferred name when referring to them directly.

But what about the more complicated case of referring to a trans author -- and to works that cite them -- prior to their official transition? If citations are a sort of intellectual bread-crumb trail that we leave for our readers to follow, how we name authors and represent other scholars’ engagements with their work is important, lest our own readers get lost in the forest.

For example: sociologist Raewyn Connell’s website notes she is the author of 1987’s Gender and Power (Stanford University Press), which was published under the “gender-neutral name R. W. Connell.” The copyright pages lists “R. W. Connell” as the author, as do WorldCat and the publisher’s website. How should the book appear in a bibliography? Contemporary scholarship that engaged with Gender and Power’s arguments referred to the author with the male name assigned to her at birth, and the Amazon.com page for Gender and Power does the same. Is quoting that scholarship “deadnaming”? If so, should we make a journalistic “silent correction” when we quote? Or selectively edit quoted material so that names never appear? Should the difference between the names across time be explained in a footnote, or does that, too, deadname?

This example is particularly real for me as I have directed many undergrad and grad students to Raewyn Connell’s work on masculinity, only to hear that “our library doesn’t own her book, so can I use this one by R. W. Connell instead?” That’s an easy correction in the classroom context, but it speaks to the problem of the obscured bread-crumb trail. The open letter’s call to Hypatia to “commit to developing best practices for naming trans individuals as authors and subjects of scholarly discussions” acknowledges as much. Systematic practices in this area, consistent across disciplines, would indeed be useful.

The other teaching issue raised in the open letter is more complex. Tuvel’s critics argued vehemently that her work “fail[ed] to seek out and sufficiently engage with scholarly work by those who are most vulnerable to the intersection of racial and gender oppressions (women of color) in its discussion of ‘transracialism.’” It thus fell short of Hypatia’s stated commitment to exploring a diversity of gendered and sexed experiences.

In the public commentary on the controversy, “sufficiency” has featured prominently. On one side are scholars who believe that Tuvel’s inattention to, for example, critical race theory allowed her to make a facile, bad-faith argument. Taking concepts like embodied racism and micropolitics seriously would have complicated or perhaps invalidated her own claims, this logic goes. To get around that problem, she just avoided this body of thought altogether. Compounding that intellectual gaffe is a political one: by not engaging critical race theorists, many of whom are people of color, Tuvel re-marginalized a vulnerable population and reaffirmed her white privilege.

On the other side of a yawning chasm are those who claim that as an untenured member of a philosophy department, writing for a philosophy journal (albeit a feminist one that describes itself as “richly interdisciplinary in orientation”), Tuvel is not beholden to critical race theory. Her article responds primarily to the work of one major figure in her field, feminist philosopher Sally Haslanger, who writes about race and gender from a foundation in epistemology, with attention to philosophies of justice. It is to these branches of philosophy -- not other scholarship, and not the social locations of other scholars -- that Tuvel owes deference. Many academics who have staked out this position seem to be professional philosophers aware of and, to various extents, comfortable with their field’s traditional (some might call it airless) rhetorical and argumentative style.

Could Tuvel have opened up her article to more fully consider and engage with critical race theory’s ideas about power and identity? That is a serious teaching question -- let’s answer it first in a deeply prosaic fashion. To wit: while calls for paradigm-shifting interdisciplinary scholarship have increased over the past few decades, the word limit for a typical journal article has not. Hypatia’s word limit is 8,000. Excluding citations, Tuvel’s piece comes in just at 7,900. Engaging with such ideas would have blown her word count out of the water.

Lurking beneath the language of “sufficiency” is a more troubling question: Should Tuvel have written the article without such engagement? Signatories to the open letter clearly believe she should not have. To write without such engagement is to cause harm.

Here is where the teaching issues of academic genres and audiences come into play. Though it’s not analytic philosophy by a long shot, Tuvel’s article is quite discipline specific -- a straight-up thought experiment that proceeds precisely along philosophy’s traditional “if A, then B; if B, then C or D, but not E” lines.

There’s a reason I’m a cultural historian: the abstractness of the one philosophy class I took as an undergraduate drove me nuts. All the arguments seemed true, but none of them seemed accurate -- at least not to the messy reality that I lived in. This sense came back to me on reading Tuvel, but 30-odd years later, I understand that this is just what philosophers do. Or rather, it’s something they can do.

And for good or ill, it seems it’s the thing Rebecca Tuvel wanted to do in this article. (Although I’d wager she thinks somewhat differently now.) Both her CV and her online presence suggest Tuvel is well read in bodies of scholarship -- like critical race theory -- that could have informed and given shape to an argument about transracialism. Apparently she didn’t want to write that article. For whatever reason, Tuvel seems to have been uninterested in authoring an article that used critical race theory to complicate Sally Haslanger’s claims about the constructed nature of race and gender. If we acknowledge that lack of interest, we can move to ask the real teaching question: Is it wrong?

The Act of Saying “I”

As I mentioned above, I may be a bad feminist: most of my graduate teaching shies away from questions of feminist methodology and focuses instead on writing. Specifically, to quote Joan Didion, I teach students that “writing is the act of saying ‘I.’” Within the context of graduate teaching, this means helping students figure out what they are arguing about complex and multifaceted topics with which they tend to have, in clinical mental health terms, deeply codependent relationships. On the road to determining what they are arguing, they must also decide what they are not arguing.

There’s a feminist dimension to this teaching, obviously: bell hooks calls the process “coming to voice”; it’s a version of “empowerment.” We invite graduate students to leave behind their undergraduate lives as talented assignment completers and become instead genuine authors. We succeed in that task when they lose some of their deference to us and the other clamorous voices they have encountered in their course work. Confidence in their own author-ity allows them to say both “this is my argument” and “that could be my argument, but it is not.”

Making such claims is scary; they entail a lot of responsibility. Traditional feminist pedagogy -- indebted to the ethics of care -- provides an easy jumping-off point for discussing the responsibility an author has to sources and audience. We have theory, we have practices, we have models for how to respect those parties.

But we lack a feminist discourse that grapples with the fact that, as Didion explains, writing is -- must be -- “an aggressive, even a hostile act … an invasion, an imposition of the writer's sensibility on the reader's most private space.” To be clear, that aggression inheres not in the things one says (although one can certainly say aggressive things), but in the act of clearing space (in one’s head, on the page, in the scholarly conversation) for one’s own vision and voice. Writing in standard academic English, “the act of saying ‘I’” always already occurs over and against the voices of others. Writers dialogue with some of those voices, but to most of the others, they must say, “That could be my argument, but it is not.”

I’ve developed a few tried and true practices for shifting students out of assignment-completion mode and into the act of saying “I.” Extreme prejudice against passive-voice writing is one. A relentless classroom focus on “argument literacy” is another: understanding the university as an example of what former Modern Language Association President Gerald Graff calls “an argument culture” trains students in professionalism as well as in rhetoric. Teaching counterexamples -- writers like Didion, or Michelle Cliff, Gloria Anzaldúa and Alison Bechdel, who make their points through rhetorical means disallowed in scholarly discourse (narrative, collage, purposeful ambiguity) -- is one more. But I’ve never had a real-life case study of the costs entailed by saying, “This -- not that -- is my argument.” Tuvel’s piece presents a perfect teaching case, and it will be interesting to try it out in the classroom come fall.

A focus on these teaching issues does not resolve the existential question of “harm.” It doesn’t even shed light on the more mechanistic question of what constitutes “sufficient engagement.” At this stage of the game, those questions may not have answers -- at least not good ones. But I like to think that if anything makes me a good feminist, it’s a stubborn resistance to bad answers. For that reason, I’ll be eager to see if, once the heat of the summer dies down, other commentators on the Hypatia controversy can extract a little light from it all.

Trysh Travis an associate professor at the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida.

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          What a yummy dinner or what two new knives will do to motivate me to cook!   
Not a RRR dinner, but it was a great dinner none-the-less.

After a week of nothing but salad with only lemon used for a dressing, I thought it might be time for me to try something else. First, I have to say that I did buy some flounder, cooked it the way my mother did, which was yummy, of course, and then broke it up into bite-sized bits to put on those salads -- at least the last three.

So, I'm salad-ed out. I love fresh greens and crunchies such as radishes, mushrooms, cucumbers, and not-so-ripe avocado toss in with the greens and lemon juice, but enough is enough.

Are you getting excited about what I'm about to tell you I cooked today and which, if there had been any more, I would have gobbled it up.

But first....

Yesterday, I realized why I have someone do my food shopping for me. I needed just a few things (actually three plastic bags of stuff, one of which was full of Puffs for Alan's nose). So I went and got just what was on my list and added one other item, the item about which I will tell you in a minute.

Anyway, I was so wiped out by the time I got to the check-out -- AND YES, I RIDE ONE OF THOSE RIDING CARTS -- that I said to myself: This is why you have Tamara shop for you. You could kill yourself if you did this every week.

Now to the "meat" of the BLOG:

I made lamp chops that tasted exactly like the rack chops you get at Outback. They are so good, and it was the sauce (jus) they serve with the rack that had me stumped, but I figured it out.

First I seared four chops and then put them in the oven at 400 degrees to bake for 20 minutes, then I turned on the broiler for the last 5. PERFECT, medium rare chops.

To make the sauce I had very finely chopped two stalks of rosemary and sprinkled that along with the salt and pepper on the chops. Then I arranged the chops in the pot and put whole cloves of garlic in the center (when I popped the pot in the oven, not before). I was left with a wonderful jus (syrup?) to which I added a tablespoon of Kitchen Bouquet and 1/2 cup of water. This I brought to a boil and then put in a light slurry of cornstarch and water. Perfect viscosity for the jus -- not thick, not watery, and oh, so yummy.

Alan and I dipped our chops in the jus (did you know that lamp chops have a wonderful handle to hold on to when you're eating them in the privacy of your own home?) and were moaning and aahing and oohing with each bite. What a combo. I added fried noodles and tomatoes mixed.

Just boil the noodles to al dente, and then drain. Put them in a frying pan with 2 T of melted butter. Turn the heat on high and turn the noodles frequently for about 3 minutes. This will give most of the noodles a nice crunch, but they will still be noddle-y. The tomatoes to be served over top of the noodles was just cherry tomatoes (I used 20) sliced in 1/2, and added some sweet basil finely chopped, salt and pepper, and a few drips of EVOO. YUMMMMMMM.

What can I say? It was a fabulous meal.

ttfn
          France drops privacy law complaints against Windows 10   
French regulators of CNIL announced this week that they are now dropping the complaints against Microsoft for Windows 10 privacy settings.
          Haven't linked PAN with Aadhaar? Relax! You still've time   
In case you are among those worried about losing your PAN card because you haven't yet linked it to your Aadhaar number, fret not.

The IT department has come out with a clarification that not linking the two credentials will not lead to either a cancellation or invalidation of PAN cards on July 1. The clarification was made after a a mad rush on the tax website caused the servers to crash.

Previously, the department had suggested that the interlinking was a must for filing income-tax returns from July 1.

In fact, quoting the Aadhar number has also been made compulsory for those applying for fresh PAN cards. The circular confused users who thought that July 1 is the deadline and not linking the Aadhaar and PAN by then will result in a potential invalidation of the PAN card.

A senior official from the tax department who was quoted by PTI clarified that the date for invalidation of PAN cards has not been confirmed yet. Moreover, those filing ITRs (Income-tax returns) and who haven't linked their PAN with their Aadhar could still choose to mention their Aadhar number while filing. The department will consider this as linking of the two sets of information.

Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act offers a better and a reasonable clarification on the deadline. It reads, "Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to such authority in such form and manner as may be prescribed, on or before a date to be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette: Provided that in case of failure to intimate the Aadhaar number, the permanent account number allotted to the person shall be deemed to be invalid and the other provisions of this Act shall apply, as if the person had not applied for allotment of permanent account number."

Although this news should ease your worries momentarily, we still recommend that you keep both cards handy and apply quickly in case you have missed doing so till date.


           UK hospital says terminally ill baby to have 'more time'    
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British baby will be given "more time" before life support is withdrawn, the 10-month-old boy's parents and a London children's hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. Hospital officials also asked that the family and hospital staff be given "space and privacy at this distressing time." On Tuesday, the parents lost a bid to take Charlie to the U.S. for trial therapy when the European Court of Human Rights sided with earlier rulings that continued treatment would cause "significant harm" and that life support should end.
          Google backpedals on its arbitrary vulnerability disclosure policy   
(LiveHacking.Com) – Google has been under fire in the last few weeks for arbitrarily disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities which give hackers the information they need to attack susceptible systems. When Google makes these disclosures it knows full well that it is risking the security and privacy of potentially millions of people. The positive side of these disclosures […]
          Cashier - Staples - Surrey, BC   
Maintains loss prevention and privacy standards by completing appropriate paperwork when presented with refunds or exchanges for data products....
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          Senators push for privacy, data security legislation   
Democratic members of a Senate committee promised Wednesday to push hard for new online privacy protections and for legislation that would require companies to put security monitoring tools on their networks.
          NEO Update and Synergy DOE Training - Portland   
8:30 - DOE NEO Update - In this session, MDOE Help Desk members will review changes to NEO and Maine State Reports previously located in Infinite Campus State Edition. Changes in NEO will include the new Data Collection and Reporting (DC&R) module, access to NEO, clarification of Staff and District Roles as well as Student Privacy. Attendees should include those who currently complete NEO Reports, those who previously worked with student reports in Infinite Campus State Edition, or those who will be doing these activities in the coming school year. Student data certifications will now be done in NEO, so Superintendents who certify reports may also want to attend.

12:30 Light working lunch

1:00 - State Reporting Using Synergy DOE - In this session participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to upload student data required by the State of Maine. In addition, participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to enter and validate student data that is not included in the upload process. After completing this session, participants will understand how to perform uploads and will be able to: * Log in to Synergy and navigate the interface * Use and understand Synergy concepts and terminology * Change Focus to view other years/schools * Create personal Navigation Menus * View existing student information * Find a single student or multiple students * Enter and modify student data * Truancy * Discipline * Use a Matrix to print student information or export student information to other desktop programs * Create student filters * Create Graph information * Preview and Print common reports * Save report settings
          NEO Update and Synergy DOE Training - Augusta   
8:30 - DOE NEO Update - In this session, MDOE Help Desk members will review changes to NEO and Maine State Reports previously located in Infinite Campus State Edition. Changes in NEO will include the new Data Collection and Reporting (DC&R) module, access to NEO, clarification of Staff and District Roles as well as Student Privacy. Attendees should include those who currently complete NEO Reports, those who previously worked with student reports in Infinite Campus State Edition, or those who will be doing these activities in the coming school year. Student data certifications will now be done in NEO, so Superintendents who certify reports may also want to attend.

12:30 Light working lunch

1:00 - State Reporting Using Synergy DOE - In this session participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to upload student data required by the State of Maine. In addition, participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to enter and validate student data that is not included in the upload process. After completing this session, participants will understand how to perform uploads and will be able to: * Log in to Synergy and navigate the interface * Use and understand Synergy concepts and terminology * Change Focus to view other years/schools * Create personal Navigation Menus * View existing student information * Find a single student or multiple students * Enter and modify student data * Truancy * Discipline * Use a Matrix to print student information or export student information to other desktop programs * Create student filters * Create Graph information * Preview and Print common reports * Save report settings
          NEO Update and Synergy DOE Training - Topsham   
8:30 - DOE NEO Update - In this session, MDOE Help Desk members will review changes to NEO and Maine State Reports previously located in Infinite Campus State Edition. Changes in NEO will include the new Data Collection and Reporting (DC&R) module, access to NEO, clarification of Staff and District Roles as well as Student Privacy. Attendees should include those who currently complete NEO Reports, those who previously worked with student reports in Infinite Campus State Edition, or those who will be doing these activities in the coming school year. Student data certifications will now be done in NEO, so Superintendents who certify reports may also want to attend.

12:30 Light working lunch

1:00 - State Reporting Using Synergy DOE - In this session participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to upload student data required by the State of Maine. In addition, participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to enter and validate student data that is not included in the upload process. After completing this session, participants will understand how to perform uploads and will be able to: * Log in to Synergy and navigate the interface * Use and understand Synergy concepts and terminology * Change Focus to view other years/schools * Create personal Navigation Menus * View existing student information * Find a single student or multiple students * Enter and modify student data * Truancy * Discipline * Use a Matrix to print student information or export student information to other desktop programs * Create student filters * Create Graph information * Preview and Print common reports * Save report settings
          NEO Update and Synergy DOE Training - Ellsworth   
8:30 - DOE NEO Update - In this session, MDOE Help Desk members will review changes to NEO and Maine State Reports previously located in Infinite Campus State Edition. Changes in NEO will include the new Data Collection and Reporting (DC&R) module, access to NEO, clarification of Staff and District Roles as well as Student Privacy. Attendees should include those who currently complete NEO Reports, those who previously worked with student reports in Infinite Campus State Edition, or those who will be doing these activities in the coming school year. Student data certifications will now be done in NEO, so Superintendents who certify reports may also want to attend.

12:30 Light working lunch

1:00 - State Reporting Using Synergy DOE - In this session participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to upload student data required by the State of Maine. In addition, participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to enter and validate student data that is not included in the upload process. After completing this session, participants will understand how to perform uploads and will be able to: * Log in to Synergy and navigate the interface * Use and understand Synergy concepts and terminology * Change Focus to view other years/schools * Create personal Navigation Menus * View existing student information * Find a single student or multiple students * Enter and modify student data * Truancy * Discipline * Use a Matrix to print student information or export student information to other desktop programs * Create student filters * Create Graph information * Preview and Print common reports * Save report settings
          NEO Update and Synergy DOE Training - Houlton   
8:30 - DOE NEO Update - In this session, MDOE Help Desk members will review changes to NEO and Maine State Reports previously located in Infinite Campus State Edition. Changes in NEO will include the new Data Collection and Reporting (DC&R) module, access to NEO, clarification of Staff and District Roles as well as Student Privacy. Attendees should include those who currently complete NEO Reports, those who previously worked with student reports in Infinite Campus State Edition, or those who will be doing these activities in the coming school year. Student data certifications will now be done in NEO, so Superintendents who certify reports may also want to attend.

12:30 Light working lunch

1:00 - State Reporting Using Synergy DOE - In this session participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to upload student data required by the State of Maine. In addition, participants will learn how to use Synergy DOE to enter and validate student data that is not included in the upload process. After completing this session, participants will understand how to perform uploads and will be able to: * Log in to Synergy and navigate the interface * Use and understand Synergy concepts and terminology * Change Focus to view other years/schools * Create personal Navigation Menus * View existing student information * Find a single student or multiple students * Enter and modify student data * Truancy * Discipline * Use a Matrix to print student information or export student information to other desktop programs * Create student filters * Create Graph information * Preview and Print common reports * Save report settings
          vakantiehuisje in Herkingen, Nederland : Herkingse Zeedijk 226 voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Herkingse Zeedijk 226Op een park gelegen aan het Grevelingenmeer, vindt u deze vakantiewoning op 200m van het Grevelingenstrand. Verderop gelegen is de jachthaven van Herkingen Marina, met de daar bijbehorende faciliteiten waaronder een restaurant en terras met zicht op de schepen. In de directe omgeving kunt u fietsen, wandelen of heerlijk uitwaaien aan het strand van het Grevelingenmeer! De cottage is volledig gerenoveerd. Het biedt u een sfeervolle woonkeuken met alle comfort, inclusief vaatwasser, een knusse zithoek met haard, een separate douche gescheiden van de badkamer. Vanuit de eethoek heeft u direct toegang tot het terras. De tuin rondom het huis biedt u veel rust en privacy. LET OP: Deze woning wordt enkel verhuurd voor recreatief privégebruik en niet voor zakelijke doeleinden (bedrijven).
          vakantiehuisje in Kortgene, Nederland : Villapark de Paardekreek voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Villapark de PaardekreekDe moderne, geschakelde villa’s zijn op meerdere manieren uitgevoerd. De vorm van de daken verwijst naar verschillende watervogels. Door de beschutte ligging van deze villa’s kunt u optimaal genieten van uw privacy. U heeft niet alleen de beschikking over een tuin met tuinmeubelen, maar ook over een riant dakterras.
          vakantiehuisje in Bergen, Nederland : Slaperij 2 voor 2 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Slaperij 2Deze cottage ligt aan de voet van de duinen, tussen de Noord-Hollandse plaatsen Bergen en Egmond aan Zee. U beschikt over voldoende ruimte en twee heerlijke buitenterrassen. Het vakantiehuis is geschakeld aan een soortgelijk huis. Ze zijn zeer geschikt voor samen reizende stellen die toch hun privacy willen. Uw cottage ademt een uitermate prettige sfeer. Het nabijgelegen restaurant heeft een heerlijke lunch- en dinerkaart. Fijn voor luie dagen of, gewoon, als u niet wilt koken! De omgeving is prachtig om te wandelen of te fietsen. Eenmaal de weg overgestoken bent u direct in het duingebied. Als u vakantiedorp Bergen binnenrijdt voelt u het ook: de atmosfeer waaraan zoveel kunstenaars in deze kunstenaarsenclave zich sinds jaar en dag laven. De sfeer nodigt hen uit tot het creëren van allerlei moois. Museum Kranenburgh toont hun bijzondere geschiedenis. U leert er ook over de Bergense School en zijn leden. Een wandeling voert langs de galerieën in het dorp. Dan lokt ook de gezellige dorpskern. U vindt er moderne winkels en boetieks, luie terrassen en een keur aan fijne restaurants. Ook de Brede Duinen Fietsroute, ooit gekozen tot mooiste fietsroute van Nederland, is populair.
          Government and Bank Websites Flunk Privacy Test   
We put a lot of trust in the websites we visit, especially those from the government and banks. This trust is often misplaced, according to a new analysis.
          States refuse Trump commission request for U.S. voter data   
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A growing number of U.S. states refused on Friday to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate alleged voter fraud, saying the demand was unnecessary and violated privacy.

           Jefaira North Coast Finished Condo Chalet Sale by Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, North Coast , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 135 SQM Terrace Area 46 SQM , 1st Floor , include : Master Bathroom with private bathroom , Bedroom, Reception, Nanny Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Sale Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Greek Design Twin House Villa Sahel Jefaira Sale Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : Villa [tag]Twin House for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Installment Over 7 Years with Plot Area 340 M Total Area 250 SQM Terrace Area 33 M , Ground Floor Consists of : Maid's Room plus Private Bathroom, Driver's Room + Bathroom, Reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Room plus Bathroom , Guest toilet First Floor Consists of : Master Bedroom with Dressing Room plus Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Dressing, 2 Bathrooms, Living , Storage Payment Methods : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira sale plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
          Privacy Officer 1e lijn – Utrecht   

Wat ga je doen? Het privacy governance beleid van Nederlandse Spoorwegen, en de daarbij betrokken functies zijn vastgelegd in het Privacy beleidskader NS, goedgekeurd door de Raad van Bestuur op 3 oktober 2016. Naast de afzonderlijke Privacy Officers die verbonden zijn aan de eerste lijn, kent NS op corporate niveau het Privacy Office. Onderdeel van… Lees verder ►

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          A Family Favourite with Views!   
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This warm and welcoming family home has views of the Mersey River, privacy and plenty of space! Set over three levels, the third storey is home to two generous size bedrooms, both with built in robes and a bathroom. The second storey is the hub...
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          vakantiehuisje in Wierzchucino, Polen : Dom nad strugą voor 14 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Dom nad strugąComfortabele woning gelegen aan een kleine rivier omgeven door bossen en weiden, en op slechts 3 km van de zee liggen Białogóry. Het huis is gebouwd op een helling en is verdeeld in twee niveaus: het bovenste niveau, hout, beschikt over een ruime woonkamer met een houtgestookte geit, comfortabele woonkamer suite, TV, 4 comfortabele slaapkamers en 3 łazienki.Dolny niveau, baksteen, heeft een volledig uitgeruste keuken, eetkamer met open haard, een zithoek, 2 slaapkamers, een badkamer en een grote taras.Dom bereid is gastheer max. 14 personen. Aan de buitenkant zijn er parkeerplaatsen, speeltuin, open haard, barbecue en een groot gebied voor de gasten (1,5 ha) .Ustronna locatie biedt privacy, rust en stilte, terwijl het gebruik van de infrastructuur Białogóry (restaurants, bars, winkels, mooi strand). Het is ook een uitstekende uitvalsbasis om nabijgelegen meren en wilde dieren, kust strand te bezoeken.
          Famed Hollywood actress sues over ‘Feud’ depiction   

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood great Olivia de Havilland has launched her own sequel to the TV series “Feud” — a lawsuit. The double Oscar-winning actress filed suit Friday against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy’s company, alleging the drama inaccurately depicts her as a gossipmonger and is an invasion of privacy. The suit was […]
          Travel News: Exotic Voyages in Oman, India and Japan   

Travel News: Exotic Voyages in Oman, India and Japan Exotic Voyages is trading on the success of its seventeenth year of operation by expanding its luxury global portfolio to include three new countries for adventurous travelers: Oman, India and Japan. Designed with privacy and authenticity in mind, the Asia-based luxury travel company is also launching […]

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          Master Garden Products Willow Twig Privacy Screen Fence, 48 by 96-Inch   
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          Comment on How to Leverage an eBook Creation with Cardsmith by Bruce   
My business stopped using Trello after one of our team member's Trello contact info was posted to an outlaw organization's prostitution board. There is no way in Trello for an organization to keep their contacts private. Trello's lack of such a basic privacy feature for paying business accounts (privacy should be an option for every user, really) was a showstopper for us. We switched to Cardsmith and are very happy with the functionality and ease of use. Thanks for your case study!
          Comment on Long-Distance Jammer Is Taking Down Drones by dje3   
Possibly, however get caught with anything that is commercial technical information could be considered espionage...and flying over my house and collecting information about me..or my property will be considered trespass. There are MANY other ways to knock down a device that is trespassing. Believe me. I am intelligent and could easily come up with several workable defenses that would most likely destroy the offending device while it was ONLY over my property. Easy to defend actions then. The drone would have to be at least 400 ft high to avoid y personal rights in most states..and if there was an active camera over my property..then it would still be invasion of privacy. In fact, a nude sunbathing person could probably effect an arrest that included sexual charges. That has already happened and been upheld in other ways with remote operated cameras....fun being a registered sex offender for wanting to fly a device..isn't it? Better think it through a LOT more.
          Comment on Long-Distance Jammer Is Taking Down Drones by dje3   
if it is OVER my property or spying or collecting any information about me or my property..it is an invasion of privacy and a trespass. PERIOD>
          The Dial- June 30, 2017   
Our phones and computers make our lives easier in a lot of ways...but we also pay a price. Our personal data is big business for some companies. Is it possible to safeguard our privacy in this surveillance economy? News Director Carolyn Sackariason shares what she heard from this year's Aspen Ideas Festival from the "Re-imagining the Internet" track.
          Aspen Ideas Festival: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity   
Work, play, privacy, communication, finance, war, and dating: algorithms and the machines that run them have upended them all. Will artificial intelligence become as ubiquitous as electricity? Is there any industry AI won't touch?
          Signs Of A Cheating Spouse - Spot Signs Of A Cheating Partner   

Signs of a cheating spouse are not clear to see. It is very unclear especially when your spouse is an expert on hiding and reasoning. Seeing one sign does not mean that your partner is already cheating on you. It takes a lot of caution to finally catch him.

Nowadays, the number of infidelity has been rising. Even couples separate after a number of years being together. It is very alarming to know that some people consider cheating as a pleasure and not contented of loving one person. And it is very sad to know that people never noticed that they are being cheated already all this time. If you are concern with your life as husband and wife, it is important to take into consideration the signs that will give you ideas that your partner is cheating on you. Signs that can shock you, even if it is big or small time signs.

Discover The Unhappy Marriage Signs and Learn How to Avoid

Now, look clearly if your partner has 1 or more checks on the following signs of a cheating spouse:

1. Change Of Appearance

Take a good look at your partner and notice whether there is a sudden change of appearance. If there is, the, most probably it is a sign of cheating. For an instance, your partner suddenly changed his wardrobe as wells as his hair cut.

2. Frequent Schedule Changes At Work

As a spouse, you know your partner's work schedule. If your partner is cheating his schedule changes a lot. You'll be shock with his overtimes as well as business trips.

3. Loss Of Interest In The Family

If both of you are parents, signs of a cheating spouse is very evident. When your husband doesn't have time for your kids and prefer to be alone with his laptop or even spend the weekend with his friends rather than his family is a sign of a cheating spouse. There is really a sign of something wrong that needs attention.

4. Displaying Guilt

Dishonor can be demonstrated in two different ways. One way is when your spouse is overly providing much attention to you as well as giving you too much sweetness. Contrary to the first, is when your spouse displays much annoyance to you without any reason at all.

5. Secretive Phone Talks

Your spouse can act weird over the phone while talking. Usually, when you hear him over the phone, his voice is in a normal tone but now, all you can hear is murmurs. When you walk in front of him/her, he/she stops for a moment and when you’re done passing by, he/she continues the conversation. If you perceive it as not cheating, then think again.

6. Sudden Need Of Privacy

This happens when both of you usually share a lot of things together then suddenly the sharing stopped. You will also notice that your spouse gadgets like phone and computer is protected with security passwords.

7. All Night Use Of Computer

Other than cellphones and landlines, your spouse and his/her love affair may communicate through the computer. They may use the e-mail or even use chat engines. Other than that, your spouse may have bought a web cam to see each other.

Those are some signs of a cheating spouse. You may be denying the situations but don't let it blind you for the rest of your life. You know it but you prefer to keep in. This article is made to those who are cheated by their spouse and make them see the infidelity of their spouse as well as let them face the problem. For a relationship is not maintained by a person but two. And the strength of a relationship is tested not by having no problems at all but by having overcome those trials together.

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          So What About the Apple iPad - Is It Worth It?   
New gadgets appear and some people can't resist buying them. Most of these people already own an iPad, while those who are a little more cautious are still gathering information on it. Many people who own this device, have opinions that vary on whether there is a right or wrong answer about getting one. Have you heard people praise or criticize the iPad, below we will look at some of the reasons.

You don't need headphones for the iPad unlike the iPod. However you may prefer to use headphones for privacy reasons. It's pretty convenient to be able to hear a movie in a social setting too.

You can also purchase separate speakers for improved sound quality.

One of the best features of the iPad is that it's a good device for watching videos and movies. You have access to a multitude of media types in the iTunes store and you'll enjoy the crisp images in HD. Your iPad even has an app for your Netflix subscription for movies and TV shows streamed directly to your device.

View free content from the internet on you iPad. Unlike other streamed devices the iPad's high quality images are top notch.

The lack of a camera is the biggest complaint people have about the iPad. Because so many people have complained about this oversight there is wide speculation that the next model will in fact offer a camera feature. However, this isn't really that much of a limitation when you consider that it's easy to get the Apple Camera Connection Kit for $29, which allows you to connect your iPad to your digital camera or iPhone and transfer pictures back and forth. Even if you are unable to use your iPad as a camera you can still enjoy the benefit of easy access to your photographs by connecting your camera to your iPad.

The Apple iPad is certainly one of the more interesting electronic devices that's been introduced recently. The iPad can't take pictures, but people still love it for its simple and easy interface and the high definition screen. Maybe now it is easier, after looking at the pros and cons of the iPad, to decide if you want one.
          Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow – TinyCo, Inc.   
The next epic Futurama adventure has finally arrived! Play with all your favorite characters, build your own New New York, combat against alien species and explore unfamiliar planets on a mission to save the universe! Buckle your seatbelts, blast off into space, and play the new Futurama game! ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ "Great game for all Futurama fans, glad this is finally there" - Christine G. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ "Funny as hell" - Rolf E. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ "Loved the series and love the game!" - Nicolas M. Relive the show in this thrilling and hilarious game that will have you crying in tears. The funny never ends when you play as Fry, Leela, Bender or any of your favorite characters from the critically-acclaimed Fox series, Futurama! Is the future safe in your hands? PLAY FUTURAMA: WORLDS OF TOMORROW to find out! GAME FEATURES: - All new story from the creators of the original Fox series, Futurama! - Build and customize your very own New New York! - Control the story by making your own choices! - Battle in epic 16-bit combat! - Embark on funny space adventures as you explore a galaxy of new worlds! - Complete your character’s best look by unlocking funny and unique outfits! - Customize and level up your characters! - Hilarious Futurama dialogue from the show’s writers, David X. Cohen and The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening! - Select your crew and send it on adventure-filled space missions! - Collect ancient artifacts and ensure the universe’s best chance at survival! Download the game and embark on the all-new adventure imagined and written by David X. Cohen and The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening! New worlds, strange species, and unforgettable stories are all waiting for you! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playfuturama/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/playfuturama Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow is free to download and play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you do not want to use this feature, please setup password protection for purchases in your settings. Privacy Policy: http://tinyco.com/privacypolicy.htm Terms of Service: http://tinyco.com/websitetermsofuse.htm Futurama TM and © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
          http://www.mediafire.com/file/b3c79akveplu7d5/privacy.pdf – Virus Scan Results   
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          5 Best VPN Services for 2017   

A VPN is like hiding in plain sight, with the user being able to safeguard their privacy, evade website blocks and censorships, and bypass restrictions imposed by governments and other authorities.

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          Private Internet Access Review 2017   

Private Internet Access is an anonymous VPN service provider with largest number of server spread across the globe. Online users' who wish to protect their privacy and mask their original identity or wishes to unblock censorship

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          'It’s a tense environment': Media braced for further hostility fueled by Trump   

Recent concessions by CNN and the New York Times have emboldened opponents of the press – and they’re taking their lead from the president

Legal experts are warning of a chilling effect on the media after a series of apparent climbdowns by leading news organisations have increasingly emboldened opponents of the press, including Donald Trump.

“It’s a tense environment,” said Samantha Barbas, an expert in first amendment and communications law at the University of Buffalo. “Public confidence in the media is at an all-time low, people are more sensitive about their reputations and more protective of their privacy. When you have those things, people feel bolder about taking the media on.”

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          Dark Brown Wood Mesh Woven Design Freestanding 3 Panel Folding Privacy Screen Room Divider - MyGift   
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          Miseyo Wide Roller Stamp Identity Theft Stamp 1.5 Inch Perfect for Privacy Protection Yellow   
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          Tracing the Potential Flow of Consumer Data: A Network Analysis of Prominent Health and Fitness Apps   
Background: A great deal of consumer data, collected actively through consumer reporting or passively through sensors, is shared among apps. Developers increasingly allow their programs to communicate with other apps, sensors, and Web-based services, which are promoted as features to potential users. However, health apps also routinely pose risks related to information leaks, information manipulation, and loss of information. There has been less investigation into the kinds of user data that developers are likely to collect, and who might have access to it. Objective: We sought to describe how consumer data generated from mobile health apps might be distributed and reused. We also aimed to outline risks to individual privacy and security presented by this potential for aggregating and combining user data across apps. Methods: We purposively sampled prominent health and fitness apps available in the United States, Canada, and Australia Google Play and iTunes app stores in November 2015. Two independent coders extracted data from app promotional materials on app and developer characteristics, and the developer-reported collection and sharing of user data. We conducted a descriptive analysis of app, developer, and user data collection characteristics. Using structural equivalence analysis, we conducted a network analysis of sampled apps’ self-reported sharing of user-generated data. Results: We included 297 unique apps published by 231 individual developers, which requested 58 different permissions (mean 7.95, SD 6.57). We grouped apps into 222 app families on the basis of shared ownership. Analysis of self-reported data sharing revealed a network of 359 app family nodes, with one connected central component of 210 app families (58.5%). Most (143/222, 64.4%) of the sampled app families did not report sharing any data and were therefore isolated from each other and from the core network. Fifteen app families assumed more central network positions as gatekeepers on the shortest paths that data would have to travel between other app families. Conclusions: This cross-sectional analysis highlights the possibilities for user data collection and potential paths that data is able to travel among a sample of prominent health and fitness apps. While individual apps may not collect personally identifiable information, app families and the partners with which they share data may be able to aggregate consumer data, thus achieving a much more comprehensive picture of the individual consumer. The organizations behind the centrally connected app families represent diverse industries, including apparel manufacturers and social media platforms that are not traditionally involved in health or fitness. This analysis highlights the potential for anticipated and voluntary but also possibly unanticipated and involuntary sharing of user data, validating privacy and security concerns in mobile health.

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          Abba Patio Retractable Folding Screen Privacy Divider with Steel Pole 5 2 H Beige   
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          TOR Virtual Network Tunneling Tool 0.3.0.9   
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. It provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Individuals can use it to keep remote Websites from tracking them and their family members. They can also use it to connect to resources such as news sites or instant messaging services that are blocked by their local Internet service providers (ISPs).
          France drops Windows 10 privacy case after Microsoft changes telemetry settings   
There have been lots of complaints about invasion of privacy since the release of Windows 10. Microsoft's telemetry lead to several lawsuits, including one from France's National Data Protection Commission which said Windows 10 was collecting "excessive personal data" about users. But now the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has decided to drop its case against Microsoft. The commission is happy that sufficient steps have been taken to reduce the amount of data that is collected and users are now informed about data collection. Announcing that it was dropping the lawsuit, the CNIL says that: "The company… [Continue Reading]
          L'Oi Oi Team...chiude ufficialmente   
Ebbene, il titolo del post dice tutto, ma niente.
Sta per arrivare uno dei PAPIRONI della Gee-nee, per chi la conosce...sa quanto scrivo se parto! XD
In realtà non c'è da ridere e fare battute...ma proviamoci.

Cercherò di essere sintetica prima e spiegare poi tutto a chi vuole capire davvero cosa c'è dietro.

Prima di tutto...
Quanto segue non ci impedirà di PARLARE delle singole puntate di tanti anime, drama e capitoli manga, raccontando quello che succede: la vecchia tipologia di traduzioni "muore", ma le "traduzioni" restano in un altro modo.
Presto altri dettagli, e altrove!

A chi ci ha seguito, a chi avrebbe voluto farlo, a chi non ci ha filato.

Cosa chiude?
L'Oi Oi Team (esperienza breve ma intensa...) e quindi il Sarah's Place Fansub e l'Atarashii Rainbow Team che si erano fusi nell'Oi Oi.

Le seguenti decisioni includono anche quanto resta dei progetti curati solo da me, come GeeJay Project: Manga+Anime.

Chi è d'accordo?
Tutte le persone con cui ho "lavorato" ed erano ufficialmente ancora nei team: Sarah, Lili e Anja.

Perchè?
I motivi sono DUE principalmente
1: questione COPYRIGHT effettiva e soggettiva
2: questione TEMPI di uscita di traduzioni ridicoli.

Cosa succede ora?
Quello che c'è resta.
Ma quando scadranno i link o segnalati (eh sì...) NON verranno ricaricati.
Per la serie: sono "nostri" fansub e scan e NESSUNO può spacciarli per suoi nè farci quello che vuole (up/edit/re-up...), ma non ne vogliamo più sapere, detta brutalmente.
Quello che è in corso verrà interrotto. 
Cercheremo di rimandare a fansub/team DEGNI (non si parla di qualità, ma di soldi che NON devono farci) per quanto interrotto (molti hanno alternative dato che i nostri erano fermi da troppo, altri gomen...) *Se sei un fansub/team e vuoi continura da dove abbiamo lasciato noi contattaci!*

(Dateci un pò tempo per sistemare e aggiornare tutto con la chiusura...)

GEE-NEE potrebbe continuare alcune traduzioni dell'Atarashii Rainbow Team (Kilari per la cronaca) SOLO in via informale e senza mettere in giro nulla (più info verranno postate più in là sul forum GeeJay Project: Manga+Anime).

I blog restano MA non verranno aggiornati.
Probabilmente il sito di streaming del Sarah's chiuderà, magari non nell'immediato.

Chiediamo GOMEN a chi ha "creduto" in noi e si ritrova questa notizia.
GOMEN a chi aspettava le nuove traduzioni e legge "picche".
GOMEN a chi ha fatto richieste di traduzioni, che, evidentemente, non verranno più portate avanti.
GOMEN a chi pensava di aiutarci ma non potrà farlo direttamente (indirettamente si può sempre, apprezzando quello che abbiamo fatto).
GOMEN a chi veniva a trovarci anche senza commentare...

Ci dispiace sia andata così.

Per favore però:
non venite a insultare.
Sappiamo di aver fatto casino, di aver "parlato e parlato" per finire così lo stesso, sappiamo di avervi lasciato in sospeso per molto, sappiamo che avevamo detto "mai molleremo", sappiamo che qualcuno godrà per questa news di chiusura, speriamo che qualcun altro ci resti un pò pensieroso nel senso che gli mancheremo.
MA questo non vi dà il diritto di offendere e giudicare senza sapere tutto, perchè TUTTO purtroppo non possiamo dirvelo, per motivi di privacy. E a parte le menate, di un hobby si tratta e le situazioni che si vivono cambiano tante cose e ci cambiano. Nel bene e nel male.

Speriamo sinceramente che si possa chiudere questo capitolo in tranquillità, con amarezza e tristezza, ma con la certezza di aver fatto del nostro meglio e che qualcuno...si ricorderà di noi!

Problema
La collaborazione con Daniela (SOS Fansub) per Ti amo chocolate.
Non ho sentito ancora Daniela...non so come la prenderà perchè purtroppo è stato un tira e molla...Io personalmente sono arrivata da poco per questo drama, ma avevo avuto un nuovo ok...ora ce ne usciamo con questo...quindi...insomma...colpa NOSTRA. Spero che la cosa si risolverà pacificamente comunque.
Sentita e d'accordo! Arigatou a Daniela! <3 Anche lei ha dovuto chiudere purtroppo...ma stiamo organizzando tutto per non lasciarvi senza drama!

I dettagli, per chi ha voglia di leggere e capire
I motivi della chiusura.

1: Questione COPYRIGHT
Gee-nee e Sarah-chan hanno ricevuto PIU' mail di avvisi di Creative Commons e Violazione di copyright, per la precisione da Google Drive, Mediafire, 4shared e Rutube.
Alcuni file sono stati eliminati, alcuni account chiusi (su 4shared, non c'è più nulla...)

Non succede - almeno non dovrebbe succedere, si spera - altro (denunce?!!!) oltre all'eliminazione dei file e sospensioni varie...

Capite bene che, sicuramente, succederà a tanti altri team, e di modi per far restare i file ce ne sono...ma non è piacevole vedere gli avvisi di violazione, nè vedersi chiudere account, nè tanto meno abbiamo il tempo per stare dietro a tutto (ma il tempo qui non lo considererei, non è il punto).

Poi...(e quindi!) voglio dire...cioè...il fansub è un pò illegale...n'è vero?
Si è sempre detto che finchè non sono stati acquistati i diritti in Italia, si può fare.
Ok, è vero. Ma quanto?
Alla fine modifichi qualcosa che:
- è stato messo in giro da una fonte illegale (una puntata di anime viene caricata da qualcuno che sta violando il copyright in Giappone, perchè lì i diritti li hanno gli autori e basta)
- non è tuo e ci fai un pò come ti pare
- lo rimetti in giro nel WEB che è GLOBALE - e si spiegano gli avvisi di copyright...
Perchè attraverso il web io italiana posso vedere siti giapponesi. Ma pure i giapponesi possono vedere i siti italiani.
Vi linko un sito che mi hanno linkato in uno degli avvisi: qui.
Si tratta di Creative Commons immagino. Non sono cose "penali", ma sono quelli che anche diversi siti usano. Per esempio: io faccio un sito, anche di anime, e ci metto il CC con scritto che si deve attribuire la paternità, copiare in modo uguale e non farci soldi.
Che ipocrita sarei poi per non rispettare queste cose con anime, drama e manga? Moralmente intendo.
Perchè le modifico eccome. Non restano uguali, soprattutto i manga.

Immaginate: io creo una storia, con i miei personaggi e la mia storia. Vi piacerebbe sapere che dall'altra parte del mondo qualcuno ci sta mettendo mano per tradurla, modificarla, metterla a disposizione dicendo, ok, che è tua, per farla conoscere, ok, ma senza dirti nulla e violando il TUO diritto a diffondere, modificare e tradurre la TUA creazione?
Io mi arrabbierei. Magari non puoi far valere tutti i tuoi diritti perchè la legge del copyright è un casino, e ci vuole la corrispondenza nazionale per far valere anche altrove il tuo diritto d'autore.

Ma qualcosa si sta muovendo, grazie al web, e infatti abbiamo sempre più anime tradotti in italiano in modo UFFICIALE, con le licenza (Yamato Animation, Chruchyroll, VVVVID...) che permettono le traduzioni e la visione gratuita e legale al 100% da noi.

Allora il territorio del fansub è sempre più ridotto e pericolante.
NOI non vogliamo finire nei casini e abbiamo deciso di metterci dalla parte degli autori.
Non ci mettiamo più mano-mouse, o per lo meno non vogliamo più diffondere contenuti che non ci appartengono. Non è giusto, per NOI.
Della serie...ci arriviamo ora magari, ma meglio tardi che mai e soprattutto il web progredisce!

Non stiamo dicendo che tutti i fansub sono illegali e non li sosterremo più. Anzi, altrimenti davvero non verremmo a conoscenza di tante opere inedite da noi.
Non stiamo dicendo che tutti i fansubber dovrebbero pensarla come noi,  Sicuramente quelli che ci fanno soldi dovrebbero semplicemente scavarsi una fossa e nascondersi dentro...
Poi, se qualcuno ci conosce da tempo immemore, sa anche che la qui presente Gee-nee aveva smesso di subbare per l'esistenza di questa gente che ruba i fansub e ci fa soldi...poi ho ripreso (se così si può dire...) ma è un'altra storia.

Mentre per i fansub e i team di traduzioni che non fanno soldi...si tratta di una personale visione e coscienza dal nostro punto di vista. Dipende da cosa prevale per loro: cuore (tempo pure...per sostenere diverse battaglie XD) o mente. Dipende da quello che si sentono di fare, ed è giusto così.

Qui introduco l'altro motivo

2: TEMPO e TEMPI.
Per stare in giro a controllare tutti i file, che nessuno te li freghi, che nessuno ci faccia soldi, a ricaricare quando scadono o vengono eliminati per il copyright...ci vuole il doppio del tempo che già serve a tradurre.
Ognuno di noi ha i suoi cosiddetti cavoli da tempo, e immagino si sarà notato soprattutto sul fansub di Sarah, che prima postava tipo una puntata la settimana, poi è sparita.
Lei ha iniziato prima la tesi e poi a lavorare. E i tempi cambiano. Ci si deve organizzare, eccome. E a volte si viene SOMMERSI dalle tante cose da fare che non sai più nemmeno cosa devi fare e ciao.
Lo dico per esperienza. Io pure sono passata dall'università al lavoro (anche se prima di qualche annetto) e mi sono resa conto anch'io del cambiamento...
Di recente mi ero riorganizzata, ma le cose sono precipitate di brutto per una delle cose che preferisco non dire qui, dove leggono tutti, ma che chi mi conosce meglio sa bene.
E queste cose cambiano un pò tutto davvero.
Per non parlare dei pc che non collaborano... :P

La cosa stava diventando ridicola ed era tempo di rendersene conto.
Nonostante la riuscita di una traduzione, a Pasqua, non si può negare che tutto il resto sia fermo e da sola...onestamente, la Gee-nee non ce la fa. E non vuole più farlo soprattutto anche per i motivi scritti sopra.
Non sto incolpando nessuno perchè tutte abbiamo "colpa", se così si può chiamare, dato che, l'ho già scritto, si trattava di un hobby, non un lavoro, non un obbligo.
Obbligo invece è ammettere quando è ora di fermarsi e lasciare spazio ad altri che hanno più tempo e la vedono diversamente. 

Ci ho pensato un bel pò, ho contattato Sarah-chan e Lili-chan. Sarah-chan ha sentito Anja-ssi e mi hanno dato l'ok per fare il papiro.

E' triste dovere chiudere qualcosa che pensavi sarebbe durato per sempre, ma veramente...continuare a tenere in sospeso e vedere se riusciamo a fare qualcosa ogni tanto ci sembrava ormai una presa in giro. Meglio farsi da parte e passare ad altro.

Altro come dicevo sopra arriverà e altro continuerà, sia con noi che con altri volonterosi amanti di anime, manga e drama. Perchè noi siamo state, siamo e saremo appassionate di anime, manga e drama. Lo dimostreremo solo in un altro modo (forum e blog ne abbiamo  :P).

GRAZIE mille a chi ha letto tutto, ma anche a chi ha letto solo un pezzo e ha chiuso, magari incavolato nero, o sghignazzante. Perchè se eri qui, vuol dire che almeno ci conoscevi.

E' andata...
Ci dispiace minna...

Che dire?
ARRIVEDERCI!







          Ramsey Lewis review – grandmaster of jazz delivers wit, warmth and poignancy   

Ronnie Scott’s, London
The Chicago superstar darted between soul, blues and Latin dance in an agile set that showcased his infectious funkiness

Like the late Nina Simone, Ramsey Lewis was a gifted church pianist who harboured childhood dreams of classical piano fame but found inspiration in jazz, blues and soul when he was told there were no jobs for African American classical recitalists in the 1940s. And like Simone, Lewis turned that disappointment into a unique fusion of song-rooted gospel communality, jazz spontaneity and European classical symmetries, which made him a much loved multiple recipient of gold records and Grammies.

Latterly, the Chicago musician, now 82, has launched a late-career renaissance as a long-form orchestral composer. His work now hasa playful funkiness and a sometimes whisper-quiet lyrical refinement – even if the soul hooks could hardly be more familiar and his fastidiously classical side sometimes makes him recede into a world of almost impenetrable privacy.

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          Technical Support Specialist - Neuroscience - (Holliston)   
Overview History Global Sites Leadership Team Our Vision Careers Contact Us Privacy Policy Technical Support Specialist - Neuroscience Summary: Responsible for product support for prospects, customers, subsidiary offices, distributors and outside sales team via phone and email. The candidate is required to have in-depth product knowledge including use, maintenance, and repair to support the sales of Harvard Bioscience-Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, and CMA product lines to academic, government, pharmaceutical and other organizations. Person will be essential in supporting Technical Support colleagues and engineering about product function, user requests, and product improvements.
          Ransomware Health Data Breach Affects 500,000 Patients   
On June 26, 2017, Airway Oxygen reported that it was the subject of a ransomware attack affecting 500,000 patients’ protected health information. The attack is the second largest health data breach recorded by the Office for Civil Rights this year, and the largest ransomware incident recorded by OCR since it began tracking incidents in 2009. … Continue Reading
          Information Security 101 with Lisa Sotto: Legal Risks   
In the first segment of this three-part series, Lisa Sotto discusses information security law issues with The Electronic Discovery Institute. This blog post contains a link to the full video. … Continue Reading
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          Comment on OAL2017: Invisible Zipper + Hemming by mertxelasierra   
Lovely tutorial! It's amazing that the top ends match so perfectly, as well as the waist seam! Mine allways end up off somehow! The thermosfusible application (and markings) may do the trick, because it prevents the fabric to give when machine sewing... That dress is gonna be gorgeous, girl! Green wall, yesss! It's gonna be a glorious background for pics as well as privacy provider!
          Comment on OAL2017: Invisible Zipper + Hemming by LLADYBIRD   
Thank you so much! You just succeeded in making me blush in one comment ;) haha!! That's a great idea about planting a privacy hedge! I will have to look into costs and talk to my landlord (I'm renting, and while I don't plan on moving - I have to ok with her, and also, I don't want to sink a bunch of money into something I don't own!), but it's certainly cheaper and easier than a fence!
          Comment on OAL2017: Invisible Zipper + Hemming by bethnegrey   
You deserve many HALLELUJAH's, Lauren! And you are one very gifted teacher. I can't think of anyone I've come across online whose tutorials are any clearer (and more fun to read :-) ) than yours. Re your backyard, is there any way you could plant some quick growing shrubs that would work as a privacy hedge? Different stuff grows up here (Oregon) pretty much, but I'm sure TN has some gorgeous natives (besides you, LOL).
          Google Gives Up Scanning Personal Gmail   
Google recently announced the end of its policy of scanning user emails for targeted advertising purposes -- a controversial practice that riled privacy advocates and spurred legal challenges. Gmail is the world's most widely used email provider, with more than 1.2 billion users. Google attributed its decision to gains it has made in the enterprise.
          There is no such thing as GDPR compliant software or SaaS solution   

by Martin Kuppinger

Recently, I stumbled about the first marketing campaigns of vendors claiming that they have a “GDPR compliant” application or SaaS offering. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is the upcoming EC regulation in that field, which also has an extraterritorial effect, because it applies to every organization doing business with EU residents. Unfortunately, neither SaaS services nor software can be GDPR compliant.

GDPR is a regulation for organizations that regulates how to protect the individual’s PII (Personally Identifiable Information), which includes all data that could potentially be used to identify an individual. Thus, organizations must enforce GDPR compliance, which includes, e.g., implementing the new principles for user consent such as informed and unambiguous consent per purpose; the right to be forgotten; and many other requirements. GDPR also states that software which is used to handle PII must follow the principles of Security by Design (SbD) and Privacy by Design (PbD). Both are rather fuzzy principles, not being formally defined yet.

Thus, a software vendor or SaaS provider could state that he believes he is following the SbD and PbD principles. But that does not make him GDPR compliant. It just builds the foundation for a customer, enabling that organization becoming GDPR compliant. But to put it clearly: An organization dealing with PII can be GDPR compliant. A service provider that acts as “data processor” in the context of GDPR can be GDPR compliant (for its part of the system). But a software application or a SaaS service only can provide the foundation for others to become GDPR compliant. There just is no such thing as GDPR compliant software.

Vendor marketing departments would be well advised to use such terms carefully, because claiming to provide a GDPR compliant offering might make their customers think that they just need to install certain software or turn the key of a turnkey SaaS solution and they are done. Nothing could be more misleading. There is so much more to do for an organization to become GDPR compliant, starting from processes and contracts to using the software or SaaS service the right way. Understanding what GDPR really means to an organization is the first step. KuppingerCole has plenty of information on GDPR.

Don’t hesitate to contact KuppingerCole via sales@kuppingercole.com for our brand-new offering of a GDPR Readiness Assessment, which is a lean approach in understanding where your organization is in your journey towards GDPR compliance and which steps you have to take – beyond just choosing a tool.


          7/1/2017: NEWS: HIGH- OCTANE FUN   

DOCTORS are calling for a national ban on Snapchat videos of live surgery claiming they present an infection and privacy risk and could jeopardise surgical outcomes. One major private hospital’s clinical committee has already moved to ban the videos...
          Medical Records Technician - Next Medical Records - Pensacola, FL   
Ensure compliance with privacy and security guidelines (HIPAA, state, hospital, etc.). Develop reports and audit findings.... $12 an hour
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          Luxury Villas in Tuscany : Castello Leopoldo   
More beautiful then a luxury Italian villa rentals, in Tuscany there’s a wonderful castle dating back to the 16th century, situated in panoramic location on the hills surrounding Campiglia Marittima.
This romantic-style building, which has preserved its ancient charm and its original architectural features, enjoys enchanting views over a valley below and, on clear days, over the island Elba. Like in all our enchanting Italian villa rentals in Tuscany, the furnishing and the decorations are in noble Tuscan style dating back to the late 16th century.
The castle is surrounded by a spacious and well-kept park offering full privacy.
Distances: Venturina with all kinds of shops approx. 1 km, Piombino (with ferries for Elba) 10 km, Livorno 60 km, Pisa 75 km.
Florence and Siena are within 120 km. Nice beaches are in a-few-minute drive.
At guests’ disposal: spacious, equipped and well-kept terraced garden, fenced swimming-pool (5 x 11 m – maximum depth 3 m – open from 15/05 to 30/09) with dressing-room and toilette, little Jacuzzi and gym equipment, covered terrace equipped with table and chairs for outdoor meals.
Parking within the grounds. The rental price includes: assistance for the organisation of guided tours, 2 linen changes a week.
All of the bedrooms are provided with air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, alarm-radio and safe.
All bathrooms (provided with hairdryer) are hand-painted and decorated in travertine marble.
Extra services: cook service for the preparation of excellent meals is available by arrangement (Euro 80,- / per hour - this service includes a chef, a chef’s assistant and 2 waiters).
Extra maid service available on request (Euro 15,- / per hour). Laundry service available on request (to be paid on the spot).

600 m2.
Ground floor: large frescoed hall, living-room with small library and internet point, beautiful frescoed living-room with fireplace and bar area, living-room (sat. TV, VCR/CD/DVD player), spacious and bright dining-room with very beautiful majolica frescoes and fireplace, well-stocked professional kitchen (oven, freezer, microwave, ice-machine, dishwasher, coffee maker).
1st floor: beautiful double bedroom decorated in green with ensuite bathroom with shower and access to a large terrace offering panoramic views, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub, spacious double bedroom furnished with antique pieces and decorated in cardinal red with ensuite bathroom with tub, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub overlooking the garden on the southern area of the castle, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub and views over the garden on northern part of the castle.
Mezzanine floor: double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub.
2nd floor (situated in the tower of the castle): double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Mansard (top-floor): large and very panoramic double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub.
          An overview on Tuscany and its villas   
Tuscany is a region in Italy located in the central part of the country along the western coast. Most important city of the region is Florence. Tuscany has a long and well deserved reputation as the most beautiful location in all of Italy. This beauty is both architectural and natural. The region was the center of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance produced some of the art masterpieces in the history of the World, that you can still found in the museums and galleries of Florence. Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, is also located in the area.

It is the country side that represents the natural beauty. Villas in Tuscany dot the tranquil landscape where travelers are transported to a timeless era, and can enjoy the slow paced life and the scenic landscape. Like a trip in a time machine,you can live at the slow pace of the life and the colorful landscape invoke the time of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Tuscany villa rentals are a big business here as Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and even in Europe. With their combination of the old and the new, the classic and the modern that give Tuscany lot of interest by the tourists. Tuscany has its own unique style in cooking. It is Italian, of course, but has its own special taste as do some of the famous wines made from the grapes that grow in Tuscany’s sun drenched vineyards.

If your vacation plans include Italy, you are going to want to plan to spend sometime in Tuscany. It would take a lifetime to fully explore the art treasures of Florence alone so you are going to want to stay awhile. Renting Tuscany villas has long been the right way to fully adsorb the culture of the region. It is something that you need to discuss with your travel agent. Florence is one of Italy’s largest cities and is the gateway to Tuscany. It is serviced by an International Airport, so you can easily begin your vacation here. However you chose to arrive in Tuscany, there is no doubt that you will leave a little piece of your heart here when you leave. It has enchanted visitors and inspired artists for centuries and you are certain to leave behind a little piece of your heart.


If you are planning to travel to Tuscany on holiday then you will have a very pleasant vacation experience ahead of you. This is a popular destination in Europe with plenty in terms of natural beauty as well as attractions and entertainment, and the ideal way to make the most of your time in Tuscany is by opting for one of the holiday villas in Tuscany, which are available in the various parts of the region. Tuscany vacation rentals are a popular choice amongst those visiting this area, as they offer affordable luxury that is ideal for a family vacation. Tuscany villas rental costs can vary depending on the type of villa you opt for, and there is plenty of choice when it comes to finding your holiday home in Tuscany. You can get your Tuscany villa in one of many areas in the region, so you can enjoy being conveniently located close to the areas you want to enjoy. With a luxury villa in Tuscany you can relax in style and comfort, with the ideal base from which to explore the area and enjoy all the beauty, attractions, and entertainment that is on offer.

Holiday villas in Tuscany offer a range of facilities and amenities

When you opt for one of the holiday villas in Tuscany you will find a range of amenities and facilities on offer, which can vary depending on your budget. This can include everything from a private swimming pool to staff services, so you can enjoy the ultimate in luxury with some of these villas. A vacation in Tuscany is one that you will be thrilled with thanks to the beauty, history, and culture that can be found in this area, and being able to relax in your own villa will make your time here even more special and memorable. You will enjoy the benefits of plenty of space with your own villa, so you and your loved ones can relax without having to put up with other visitors and tourists as you would in a hotel. Having your villa in Tuscany also means that you can enjoy complete privacy yet enjoy being close to all the areas of interest.

Choose a holiday home in a range of areas in Tuscany

There are many beautiful and fascinating areas in Tuscany, some of which include Siena, Pisa, and Florence, as well as the Chianti wine region, Maremma, and others. You can enjoy a choice of villas in and around these areas, putting you within easy reach of the attractions and sites and enabling you to enjoy affordable luxury in convenient and beautiful surroundings.

You will be surprised at just how affordable a villa in Tuscany can be, even with the more luxurious villas. This is particularly true if you are travelling as part of a larger group or family as it means you won’t have to pay for separate rooms and can enjoy plenty of space and luxury for everyone.
          Honeymoon in a Tuscany Villa   
Honeymoon in a Tuscany Villa, is not a thing that only wealthy people can afford, but there are accommodations for all prices. It depends on the size and the amenities of the location.

Planning a honeymoon in a private villa is often not difficult. This is because most villas offer some sort of package deal where you can get food service, as well as tour guides to take you around the area. Tuscany villas are some of the most beautiful in the world, as they combine beautiful historical architecture with all of the modern amenities.

The difficult is to choose what amenities are for you when planning your honeymoon. You’ll be surprised at how many choices will you have when you stay in you Tuscany Villa: private pools, tennis court, vineyards, horses, historical furnishings and stunning views and golf courses too, all depending on where you’ll stay.

You can also to choose if you want maid service and a chef too, or prepare your meals in the kitchen of the villa.

Remember to check in advance if you can take animals with you or if you need handicap access.

Once you have an idea of the activities you want to do and the amenities you need, you can start looking at pictures of various villas. Villas vary greatly both in size and in the number of people they will accommodate. For this reason, they are good for private honeymoons as well as housing large families. If you have a destination wedding, you might consider renting a villa for your guests and then a separate one for you and your spouse. Either way, staying in a villa can offer you unmatched privacy and exquisite accommodations in a beautiful setting. It will help provide the perfect start to your new life together.

Here some suggestions on how to organize an honeymoon in a beautiful Tuscany Villa.


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          L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park 8/10 - Buxton, Oregon   
This is a newer park in a wooded area (mostly conifers) on a hill. It's scenic and not too far NW of the Portland, Oregon, metro area. There are plenty of trails to hike on. We stayed in the Dairy Creek Camp West loop. There are tall trees behind the sites. These are our favorites providing privacy: 2, 4, 12, 14, and 17. Sites in the 35 to 53 row are more open to each other though they are spaced well. They have some smaller trees and shrubs that in time will help separate the sites. These 5 sites we wouldn't recommend: 7, 9, 31, 32, 54. In general all the sites seemed level. The front part is asphalt. The rear part of the sites and picnic areas are gravel. We enjoyed this park and will be back.
          QD900 IP csőkamera 1080P P2P CMOS ONVIF 3.6mm - Jelenlegi ára: 20 034 Ft   
Features: Brand new and high quality.
ONVIF 2. 0 Version; 3. 6mm lens; Infrared night vision function(works automatically when night comes)
P2P, Plug and play; It make your phone as a monitor; IR night vision function
Give an alarm through email; Mobile surveillance function
HD 720P 1280x720 25FPS , VGA 640x360 25FPS; Provacy masking function, IP66 Waterproof
Certification: CE/FCC/RoHS; WiFi 802. 11b/g/n supported; RF434 alarming sensor supported
Description: Image Sensor: 1/2. 5 inch Megapixel progressive scan MT9P006 CMOS.
Effective Pixels: 1920(H)Ă? 1080(V) .
Scanning System: Progressive.
Electronic Shutter Speed: Auto/Manual, 1/3~1/10000s.
Min. Illumination: Color: 0. 1Lux, B/W: 0. 003Lux ; 0Lux(IR on).
S/N Ratio: >50dB.
Camera Features.
Max. IR LEDs Length: 4 pcs Array Led , IR Range 15m.
Day/Night: Auto(ICR) / Color / B/W.
Backlight Compensation: BLC.
White Balance: Auto.
DWDR: Manual.
Gain Control: Auto/Manual.
Noise Reduction: 2D.
Privacy Masking: yes.
Lens.
Focal Length: 3. 6mm.
Max Aperture: F1. 6.
Angle of View: 75. 7°.
Mount Type: MTV mount (Interchangeable Lens).
Video.
Compression: H. 264 Main Profile.
Frame Rate(Main Stream): 1080P(1920*1080) 15fps.
Frame Rate(Sub Stream): VGA 640*360 25FPS.
Bit Rate: 128-8192Kbps, Supports CBR/VBR.
Audio.
Compression: N/A.
Interface: N/A.
Network.
Ethernet: RJ-45 (10/100Base-T).
Protocol: TCP/IP , UDP , RTP , RTSP , RTCP , HTTP , DNS , DDNS , DHCP , FTP , NTP , PPPOE , SMTP , UPNP.
ONVIF: ONVIF Ver. 2. 2.
Max. User Access: 10 users.
Smart Phone: iPhone, iPad, Android.
Wireless protocols(-W) 802. 11b/g/n, 150Mbps, Supports WEP, WPA, WPA2.
Auxiliary Interface.
Memory Slot: N/A.
General.
Power Supply: DC12V.
Power Consumption: 6W.
Working Environment: -10°C~+60°C, 10%~90%.
Ingress Protection: IP66.
Package Included: 1 x Camera
1Ă? Power Supply
1 x Product Instructions
3 x Screws cover
3 x Screws
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
P072445
Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
Kellemes Vásárlást Kívánunk!
QD900 IP csőkamera 1080P P2P CMOS ONVIF 3.6mm
Jelenlegi ára: 20 034 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 03:01
          Civicom Marketing Research Services at Forefront on Managing Data within European Commission Approved EU-US Privacy Shield   

The European Commission has just approved the final framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield and formal adoption is now underway. The European Commission has released information that the next steps include the notification and immediate implementation by EU Member States, while on the other side of the pond in the U.S., the Privacy Shield will be published in the United States Federal Register and will be enforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

(PRWeb July 15, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13555802.htm


          Civicom Webinar Tackles New EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and PII Privacy Protection Strategies   

Leading global marketing research solutions provider Civicom is offering a webinar entitled “Update on the New EU-US Privacy Shield and Overcoming Emerging Roadblocks to Managing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for Marketing Research Respondents.” The webinar will be held several times between June 21-June 24.

(PRWeb June 14, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13485952.htm


          QD300 IP csőkamera Wifi ONVIF P2P CMOS 3.6mm - Jelenlegi ára: 14 154 Ft   
Features:
ModelESCAM Brick QD300 WIFI
Camera
Image Sensor1/4â? ť 1Megapixel progressive scan CMOS
Effective Pixels1280(H)x720(V)
Scanning SystemProgressive
Electronic Shutter SpeedAuto/Manual 1/3(4)~1/10000
Min. IlluminationColor: 0. 1Lux/F1. 2, B/W: 0. 01Lux/F1. 2, 0Lux (IR on)
S/N RatioMore than 50dB
Video OutputN/A
Camera Features
Max. IR LEDs Length15m
Day/NightAuto(ICR) / Color / B/W
Backlight CompensationBLC/ HLC/ DWDR
White BalanceAuto/Manual
Gain ControlAuto/Manual
Noise Reduction3D
Privacy MaskingUp to 4 areas
Lens
Focal Length3. 6mm
Max ApertureF1. 8
Focus ControlManual
Angle of ViewH: 70°
Lens TypeFixed lens
Mount TypeBoard-in Type
Video
CompressionH. 264
Resolution720P(1280Ă? 720)/ D1(704Ă? 576/704Ă? 480) /CIF(352Ă? 288/352Ă? 240)
Frame RateMain Stream720P(1 ~ 25/30fps)
Sub StreamD1/CIF(1 ~ 25/30fps)
Bit RateH. 264: 16K ~ 8192Kbps
Audio
CompressionN/A
InterfaceN/A
Network
EthernetRJ-45 (10/100Base-T)
Wi-FiWIFI 802. 11 b/g/n
ProtocolIPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TCP/IP, UDP, UPnP, ICMP, IGMP, SNMP, RTSP, RTP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, PPPOE, DDNS, FTP
ONVIFONVIF Profile S
Max. User Access10 users
Smart PhoneiPhone, iPad, Android
P2PiPhone, Android Mobile App
Auxiliary Interface
Memory SlotN/A
RS485N/A
AlarmN/A
PIR Sensor RangeN/A
General
Power SupplyDC12V 1A
POEN/A
Power Consumption4W
Working Environment-30°C~+60°C, Less than 95%RH
Ingress ProtectionIP66
Vandal ResistanceN/A
Dimensions107mm x68mm x60mm
Weight0. 25Kg
ApprovalsCE FCC RoHS
Package Included: 1Ă? QD300 camera
1Ă? Power Supply
3 x Screws cover
3 x Screws
1Ă? User Manua
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
P072444
Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
Kellemes Vásárlást Kívánunk!
QD300 IP csőkamera Wifi ONVIF P2P CMOS 3.6mm
Jelenlegi ára: 14 154 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 03:01
          ESCAM Mini vezeték nélküli IP kamera Éjjellátó - Jelenlegi ára: 11 668 Ft   
Specifications: ć?  ć ? é˘ć?? 档
System :
OS
Embedded Linux OS
System security
Account, password authority management
Online visitor
Support 4 online visitors simutaneoursly
Lens:
Sensor
1/4 720p Progressive CMOS sensor
CMOS
support AWB, AGC, BLC
SNR
â? Ą439dB
Minimum illumination
0. 8Lux/F1. 4ďĽcolourful model ďĽ?, 0. 3Lux/F1. 4ďĽB&W modeďĽ?
Lens/viewing angle
3. 6mm@F1. 4/49. 13Ëš
Night vision
Dual IR-CUT Filter auto switch, 10pcs 950nmÎ? 10mm LED, 3-10m IR distance
Video:
Compression format
H. 264 High Profile
Resolution
720p/VGA/D1
Bit rate
128~4096kbps
Frame rate
25fps
Picture Adjustment
Contrast, Brightness, Saturation are adjustable.
Audio:
Input
Buit in microphone
Output
Buit in speaker(8Î? 1W)
Network :
Network Protocol
TCP/IP, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, DHCP, NTP, UPnP, P2P, RTSP, etc.
IP address
Dynamic IP and static IP address
WIFI
WIFI 802. 11 b/g/n
Features:
ONVIF Protocol
ONVIF 2. 0
Mobile View
software for Iphone, Android(IOS4. 3ă? Android OS 2. 3 above)
Privacy Mask
Support up to 4 different area
Alarm:
Alarm detection
Support motion detection
Alarm action
Support E-mail alarm
Storage:
Local Storage
Support up to 64GB Micro SD card
Other:
Rated Voltage
DC5Â? 0. 3V
Temperature
-10~50 °C
Power consumption
rated power:3. 5W(IR opening)/maximum power:7W(P/T working )
Package Included: 1 x IP Camera
1 x Charger
1 x USB Cable
Plug: US, EU, UK.
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
P059662
Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
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          QF002 HD IP kamera 1MP ONVIF WIFI Éjjellátó - Jelenlegi ára: 10 844 Ft   
Specifications:
Model : ESCAM QF002
Features
System security
Account, password management
View by phone
Support HD pic IOS, Android mobile view (iOS 4. 3, Android OS 2. 3 above)
Local Storage
support up to 32G TF card , 24-hour loop recording.
Monitor Advantage
Support PC computer monitoring, smartphone multi-pic view.
UID Technology
UID scan technology applied, easy to operate, and highly confidential.
Video coding
Multi stream: 720P/25fps+D1/25fps+CIF/25fps
Bit Rate
CBR/VBR, output bit rate range: 48~3072kbps
Video
Compression Format
H. 264 baseline profile
Frame rate
NTSC: 30fps/PAL: 25fps(720p)
Resolution
720P(1280*720), D1(704*576), CIF(352*288)
Picture Adjustment
Contrast, Brightness, Saturation are adjustable.
Sensor
1/4 720p Progressive CMOS sensor
Minimum illumination
Color: 0. 1Lux, B/W: 0. 01Lux
SNR
â? Ą39dB
IR control
Auto
Electronic shutter
1/50s(1/60s� -1/100, 000s
CMOS
support AWB, AGC, BLC
Lens/viewing angle
3. 6mm@F1. 4/62. 2Ëš
Night Vision
Night vision
Dual IR-CUT Filter auto switch, 11pcs 850nmÎ? 5mm LED, 10m IR distance
Audio
Compression
G. 711A
Input
1 Channel Line in -48dB Microphone
Output
1 Channel Buit in speaker(8Î? 1W)
P/T
P/T
Pan: 355°, Tilt: 120°
Network
network interface
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet interface
Network Protocol
TCP/IP, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, UPnP, RTSP, P2P, etc.
Online visitor
Support 4 online visitors simutaneoursly
IP address
Dynamic IP and static IP address
WIFI
WIFI 802. 11 b/g/n
Application environment
Indoor
Rated Voltage
DC5Â? 0. 3V
Temperature
-10~50 °C
Power consumption
rated power: 3. 5W(IR opening )/maximum power: 7W(P/T working )
Weight
Gross Weight : 530g(Note: in kind prevail)
Accessories
Power adapter, user manual, mounting bracket, screws.
Alarm
Motion Detection
Support motion detecting
Certificate
Certificate
CE RoHS
Only for reference
Features: Brand new and high quality.
1/4" Progressive Scan CMOS.
-3. 6mm lens HD 720P 1. 0 Megapixel Infrared IP camera.
-IR range up to 10m.
-P2P, Two way audio, monitoring on smart phone.
-Built in Microphone.
-Mciro SD/TF card slot, up to 32G.
-Support H. 264, Support Onvif.
-Support PTZ.
-Support WiFi.
-Support PnP plug & play.
-Night Vision.
-Privacy mask, email alarm, motion detection.
-Indoor/Home.
Power Adapter(US Plug/UK Plug/AU Plug/EU Plug).
Package Included: 1 x Camera
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Bag of Screws
1 x Power Cable
1 x Instructions
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
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Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
Kellemes Vásárlást Kívánunk!
QF002 HD IP kamera 1MP ONVIF WIFI Éjjellátó
Jelenlegi ára: 10 844 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 03:01
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Presented by: Real Living Carolina Property at Lake James and Real Living Carolina Property. Meander down the driveway that allows complete peace and privacy to this tranquil home on Lake James. The 1st thing you'll notice is the beautiful view and the quick walk from the circle drive to the covered, double-decker dock. You'll want to stop by the sandy beach on the way there too. But before you do, turn around and gaze at the top floor screened-in-porch and picture sunset evenings with a cold drink, and warm book, and just a bit of nip on the breeze. Walk in through the sheltered porch to main-level-living at its best. The large living space gives way to a kitchen built for a chef. The master bedroom suite with ample closets and access to the deck is just beyond. 2 more bedrooms and a full bathroom can be found on the other side of the main level. Do you like having guests or do you intend to rent? This home includes a finished basement with a full kitchen, bathroom, and rooms that have beds in them.

          Internet, Activate! Stand Up for Net Neutrality on July 12   

Two months ago, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to abandon the agency’s commitment to protecting net neutrality. On July 12, let’s give the world a preview of what the Internet will look like if the FCC goes forward with its plan to dismantle open Internet protections.

EFF is joining a huge coalition of nonprofits and companies in a day of action standing up for net neutrality.

One simple way that organizations, companies, and even individuals can participate is to install our widget. If you’ve installed the widget on your website, then on July 12, visitors will be greeted with an alarming message:

This widget will send a clear message to your site’s visitors: giving up protections for net neutrality will give ISPs a frightening amount of control over your Internet experience.

All of the instructions for installing our widget are available on GitHub. For more information on the day of action, visit the Battle for the Net website.

If you’re worried about large ISPs deciding how you use the Internet, tell the FCC.

take action

STAND UP FOR NET NEUTRALITY


          Californians: Demand a Vote on Your Broadband Privacy Before the Telecom Lobby Runs Out the Clock   

What do they do when they can’t win the vote? Try to Stop a Vote.

Right now, politicians in Sacramento are holding up a bill that would restore your broadband privacy rights and directly reject Congress and the Trump Administration’s decision to side with Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon.

It is in fact the first bill ready to be enacted into California law that would be a direct response the latest string of efforts in Washington DC to curb consumer protections in broadband access. A.B. 375 (Chau) would ensure your broadband provider must secure your permission first before selling your personal information to third parties.

However, it has been stalled in the Senate Rules Committee – likely due to opposition from major cable and telephone companies. If they are successful at keeping the bill stalled until July 18th, then the bill is dead for the rest of this year.

They can’t win at the vote given the overwhelming public opposition to repealing our privacy rights in the first place, which is why this is their strategy.

Death by Procedure and Denying the Vote

In California, bills must make it past certain policy committees by specific deadlines, or they are dead for the year. But before a bill can be heard in any policy committee, it must be referred out by the Rules Committee in a fairly routine matter of deciding which committees should review and vote on the bill before presentation to the full Assembly and Senate.

Two weeks ago, AB375 became eligible to be referred out of the Senate Rules Committee. Assuming normal procedures, advocates expected to testify in support of the bill at a July 3rd hearing.  However, the legislation has been mysteriously absent from consideration on the Rules Committee agenda. Two weeks have passed, the Senate Rules Committee has met twice, yet A.B. 375 has not been placed on the agenda, debated, or referred out to any policy committee.

This raises significant questions.

Unless Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, who leads the Senate - and chairs the Rule Committee - decides to ignore the pleas of Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon and, instead, follows normal procedural rules and moves the bill forward so it can receive a vote, the telecom lobby will win in arguably the worst way possible - by simply denying your elected representatives from even voting at all.

The Momentum is With Us

California is the 20th state to engage in restoring our broadband privacy rights, but it could be the first state to officially make it law by this year. A vast majority of conservative, liberal, and independent voters opposed Congress repealing our broadband privacy rights and naturally they demanded action. Several print publications in California have written positive reviews about AB 375. And the legislation itself has been thoroughly vetted and is ready for enactment.

We have until July 18th to push AB 375 to the finish line. Pick up the phone ASAP and make your voice heard!

Take Action


          Don’t Trust in Antitrust Law to Protect Net Neutrality   

Back in 2014, we considered many possible ways of protecting net neutrality that would not rely on the FCC, including antitrust law. Unfortunately, U.S. antitrust law is not up to the challenge.

Antitrust law is an economic doctrine that gives little if any weight to freedom of expression and other noneconomic values secured by net neutrality. Antitrust law defines harm in terms of higher prices and diminished product quality. If antitrust law deems that a practice is not harmful to competition, it does not matter how much it represses speech, distorts access to knowledge, or intrudes on privacy. Antitrust law has no concept of the "gatekeeper" problem posed by an ISP's control over your conduit to information.

There are other reasons why antitrust isn't an effective tool for net neutrality problems. Antitrust law is fundamentally about protecting competition, but the market for broadband is very different than the theoretical ideal contemplated by antitrust law.

First, there is very little broadband competition to protect. More than 9 out of 10 Americans live in monopoly or duopoly markets for broadband according to the FCC. Even lower-speed wireless service is available from only a handful of carriers in most places, all of which oppose net neutrality and have pushed the boundaries of the existing Open Internet Order with throttling or pay-to-play zero-rating schemes.

Second, broadband service naturally tends towards monopoly. A large incumbent provider that can amass government permissions to use rights-of-way under public streets, on poles and antenna sites, and on the radio spectrum will always be able to offer cheaper service than a new entrant who has to pay to build the infrastructure and obtain new rights-of-way. Combine that with customers' notoriously unreliable access to information about service quality and broadband speeds and the high costs of switching providers, and you have a market that will not be competitive without intervention.

We got a competitive market for dial-up Internet in the 1990s because phone companies were required to allow other service providers to operate using their infrastructure. We could have that kind of competition again if broadband providers were required to grant similar access. But unless that happens, we will not see meaningful competition of the type that antitrust law is designed to protect.

Further, antitrust law has been eviscerated over the past century. Under the new "single entity doctrine," a company can't be accused of illegal collusion with its subsidiary or parent companies, so for example Comcast could make an arrangement to favor NBC-Universal content it owns out much fear from antitrust law. And a pair of Supreme Court decisions in 2004 and 2007 made it much harder to bring antitrust cases against companies in regulated industries, even if the regulations themselves are minimal. The dismal state of competition in broadband should make it obvious that current antitrust law isn't adequate even to protect competition, let alone protecting customers against data discrimination.

There are a few types of non-neutral practices that could also rise to the level of antitrust violations, such as an ISP's accepting payments to block competing websites, (but accepting payments from businesses to block websites that criticize them would likely get a pass).

Title II, the current legal basis for net neutrality protections, is the legal tool that is specifically and narrowly tailored to prevent discrimination by carriers of information. In the past, the FCC has tried to stretch its other authorities to impose net neutrality rules—which alarmed us, since stretching those authorities to achieve something they weren't meant to do would be bad government and accrue too much power to the FCC. Those approaches were defeated in court, while Title II has been upheld. Now, opponents of net neutrality urge a return to those dangerous and ineffective approaches, or to antitrust—another legal doctrine designed to do something entirely different from protecting against data discrimination. It's not the right tool for the job. That tool is Title II, and those who care about net neutrality need to defend it.

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          The Poignant-Funny-Clever-Abstract-Genious Channel.   

My, how she has evolved into a burgeoning conversationalist over the last many months.

Words ripening like fruit in the sun...
~From Opal wantom to Opal like some.
~From Uncle Kees to Uncle Quis.
~From Notha to Another.
~From all done to Opal finished now.
~From Golla to Gorilla.
~From Tella, Tar and Pider to Stella, star and spider.

Opal-tongue...
~Play wiss me! Play wiss kiddos! No kiddos, iss Opal's B!
~Mama eat blueberries Opal. (Mama eat Opal's blueberries.)
~Mama fell raisin! (Mama dropped a raisin.)
~On the toy-phone: Hi Tella! Opal change dippy! Here mama, talka Tella!
~Mommy made this. What dis mama?
~What daddy doing? Where motorcycle go?
~No doggie, that's Opal's food. Doggie have OWN food.

Illuminated interactions with her world...
~A chat with B wile on a walk: Opal hear birdie chirping. Does B hear birdy chirping? Me too!
~After throwing food on the floor: B did it!
~After farting audibly at the dinner table at Grammy's, wearing a sly grin: Who did DAT?
~SomeBODY trees? SomeBODY car? (where DOES it all come from?)
~The butterfly is blue. He flew away in the sky!
~Beautiful dress mama. It new? You buy it?
~Beautiful flowers. People plant them, people happy.
~Bright light, mama, I wish you would turn soon PALEEZ!

Descriptions and common one-liners...
~What this is?
~I go shopping! I go buy shoes! Daddy come wiss me!
~Holy moly.
~Everything that happened before NOW occurred yesterday: I pet da horsey yest-a-day.
~While on a hike with mama: Giddy up, mama!
~While gingerly caressing mama's face: Good boy, mama.
~Emerging from the bathroom: I had PRIVACY!
~After being repremanded for not following instructions: I'LL CO-OPERNAPE!
~When she sees someone in a book who is sad: You're ok. Where his mama?
~When she bumps into the table, even if it really hurts: SORRY TABLE!
~Mama like some? Mama hungry?
~Where Horsey? He reading book in da living room.

Still more hilarious exchanges and verbal offerings...
~Opal: Who dis, mama?
Mama: This is the muppets.
Opal: (After some consideration) Oh, I ate muppets for breakfast yesterday!

~When mommy got into a light fender-bender in daddy's car: Mama bonka daddy car head. Kiss it!

~After returning from a grocery trip where daddy forgot his wallet in the car: Opal went to store with daddy. Daddy push Opal in BIG cart. Daddy no wallet. SILLY daddy!

~While spending time at Grammy and Grampy's house, she came across some of Lucy's do hair on the couch. She walked it over to Lucy and said: Lulu, I have something of YOURS...

~She is huge on naming anything and everything, though the names often change from one moment to the next. A few such names that have stuck, and that slay us to pieces, are the ones she gave to her three barnyard puppets: Pig-lick the pig, Hoo-hoo the horse and Beep the sheep.

The endless commentary is like having the radio set on the poignant-funny-clever-abstract-genious channel at all times.
If that's not enough reason to have children, I frankly don't know what is.


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  • Access 106 lectures & 12.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Architect your network for maximum security & prevent local & remote attacks
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  • Certification of completion not included
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Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Nathan House has over 24 years experience in cyber security where he has advised some of largest companies in the world, assuring security on multi-million and multi-billion pound projects. He is CEO of Station X, a cyber security consultancy. More recently Nathan acted as the lead security consultant on a number of the UK's mobile banking and payment solutions helping secure to date over £71Bn in transactions.

His clients have included; BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Vodafone, VISA, T-mobile, GSK, COOP Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Yorkshire bank, BG Group, BT, London 2012.

Over the years he has spoken at a number of security conferences, developed free security tools, and discovered serious security vulnerabilities in leading applications. Nathan's qualifications and education include:

  • BSc. (Hons) Computing 'Networks & Communication' 1st Class Honors
  • SCF : SABSA Charted Architect Foundation
  • CISSP : Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISA : Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CISM : Certified Information Security Manager
  • ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor
  • CEH : Certified Ethical Hacker
  • OSCP : Offensive Security Certified Professional

          'Serious Implications' in Fight to Harvest LinkedIn Data   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — In a case pitting privacy rights against the freedom to public information, a federal judge Thursday weighed whether to restore a company’s access to LinkedIn data so it can tell employers which of their workers are “flight risks.”

“If restrictions are placed on that process, that has serious implications for future research, access and speech,” U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said at the Thursday hearing.

Plaintiff hiQ collected and analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of public LinkedIn profile pages. Its attorneys on Thursday asked Chen to grant a temporary restraining order to bar LinkedIn from cutting off its access to public member profiles.

LinkedIn claims hiQ uses anonymous, automated bots to bypass security measures that block entities from scraping data from its website.

More: ‘Serious Implications’ in Fight to Harvest LinkedIn Data


          Podcast437: The 2015 EdTech Year in Review   
This podcast is a recorded Google Hangout On Air from December 31, 2015, of a panel discussion with Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach), Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst), Nikki D Robertson (@nikkidrobertson), and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). The title of this roundtable discussion was "The 2015 EdTech Year in Review," and focused on some of the most important developments and news items regarding educational technology in 2015. Our topics included the Hour of Code, BreakoutEDU and Gameification, Student Privacy and the EFF Complaint about Google, Google Cardboard / Virtual Reality, "go-to" apps teachers can use to go deeper, and best new technology hardware from 2015. Check out our podcast shownotes for all referenced resources and links, including our Google Doc planning document which includes even more we didn't have time to talk about in the show. Happy New Year everyone!
          TaskBar Hider {RE}   
I just check this one out because I really needed a program like it and found:

  1. It basically makes the taskbar invisible, meaning if you full screen something, you'll still see your desktop background where your taskbar was. Is this supposed to be a privacy tool when you don't want folks to see what programs you're running?

  2. (As the entry states) this isn't portable.

Why is this in the database?
          Why I eat local food   
The other day, I posted some thoughts about why I have trouble calling myself a locavore,  but I realize I should share why actually do eat locally and seasonally.    I have been eating local/seasonal food long before it became fashionable.  Believe me, eating locally wasn't always in style.  Growing up in the 1970s, it was something we didn't want to do.   I just wanted to be like the other kids eating Ding Dongs and drinking Tang.  But no... instead, my dad always took us to Eastern Market during the summer months, when there was a lot more local produce there than there is now.  And he'd buy tons of tomatoes and cukes and stuff.  In the winter months, we always went to Randazzo's Fruit Market and got great fruit and vegetables to eat cheap.  The Italians always had the best fruit markets!  I can still remember getting roasted peanuts there in a paper bag that were still warm when we got home.    My parents didn't have a lot of money, but at Christmastime, my dad always made sure we had nuts in the shell to crack in front of the tree, and easy to peel tangerines.  We always had an orange in the foot of our stocking.  He would buy us pomegranates then, too, long before we were all drinking POM and extolling their antioxidant properties.  He would call them "love apples" with a twinkle in his eye. 

In Warren, everyone was either Polish or Italian.   I can remember wishing I was Italian then - it was more cool because the Italians got to wear dresses that looked like wedding gowns for their First Holy Communion and the movie "Rocky" was really popular, and they had cool food everyone loved like lasagna.   We Polish kids didn't have anything cool like Sylvester Stallone, and we ate stuff everyone said was "bogue" (that was the term we used - it meant "gross") like sauerkraut.   True, we eventually had the Pope, after hundreds of years of Italian Popes, but he wasn't like he was in the movies or anything.  However, one thing we did have was great butcher shops and delis.   While we didn't get to wear an Italian horn gold necklace like our grade school counterparts, at least we had good lunch meat!  Almost every Saturday, my dad would take us to the Kowalski on Van Dyke and 10 mile  and we'd get lunch meat like Krakus Polish ham and Kowalski kielbasa loaf (if you can get your hands on some of the stuff, buy it.   It is SO GOOD.  They have it in Ann Arbor at Hillers) and we each would get a little hot snack sausage that has a Polish name I forgot, but it means "hunters sausage" to eat on the ride home.   And we'd get a jar of horseradish and a loaf of Russian rye bread the likes of which you just can't get in Ann Arbor.  Zingerman's Jewish Rye pales in comparison to it....but you can find it in Hamtramck (or any place where there's a lot of Polish people hanging out still).  We'd also have dill pickles my dad made at home to go with our lunch. 

Eating a lunch like this would only be done in the privacy or your own home, however.   The only kind of sandwich you'd dare bring to school would be bologna or PB&J on white bread.   I used to lie and tell kids at school that my bologna had a first name, and it was "Oscar" and my bologna had a second name and it was "Meyer" but that wasn't true.  My bologna's last name was actually "Kowalski" and it reeked of garlic.   I'd try to eat it fast so no one could smell it and guess I was actually Polish.   I wasn't dark complected enough to pass as an Italian, but my dad changed our last name to make it easier to spell than it's Russian roots, so no one could ever guess that I was really Polish. Sometimes, I'd bring a ham sandwich, but I'd cut the ham into the shape of a square so it looked like someting that was bought at a normal grocery store instead of the telltale rectangular shape of Polish ham.

Another Saturday "locavore" adventure involved my grandpa.  He didn't speak English and lived in Hamtramck, but about once a month or so he'd come out to Warren to stay with us and he used to make chicken soup.  Shopping for soup chicken was an experience I am sure the Italians never enjoyed.  We'd go to a place on Outer Dr. on the east side and pick a chicken out live and they'd butcher it right there while you wait.  He'd feel up all the chickens until he'd find one he thought was fat enough, and pronounce it "Dobrze" which means "good".  Then they would weigh it by laying the chicken on the pan of what looked like a baby scale and crossing it's leg over side of the tray on the scale.   Chickens aren't smart enough to figure out how to uncross their legs, so they would just lay there and complain.   Then, off the chicken went to the back, and after a few squawks, a thump of a cleaver and some feathers flying around , it would be returned to us wrapped in butcher paper.  We'd get extra feet to add to the pot!  They also had ducks if you wanted to make the Polish soup called "czernina" which is made out of duck's blood.  They'd butcher your duck and then give you a steaming canning jar full of it's blood if you were making soup.  

But all the Polish people (and the Italians) moved from Warren north to Shelby Twp and Romeo and such, and lots of the east side's Polish delis and butcher shops have been replaced with soul food joints and Thai restaurants or just plain vacant, so I am not sure where you can get this stuff today. Hamtramck still, if you venture south of 8 Mile, but I bet you can find it north on Van Dyke.  Heck, the Polish and Italian folks are even moving their dead from cemeteries up that way, so I am pretty sure you can find a good loaf of Russian rye.  (not sure the health department allows while you wait butchering of chickens anymore, though).   It's hard to find good Polish food in Ann Arbor outside of the Copernicus Deli on Main.   So why am I a "locavore"?  I like to support local farmers, too, but not because I think there will be a post petroleum apocolypse or anything.     I want to support the local economy because I love the state of Michigan and it's people.   And I eat seasonally because I like the rhythm of the seasons and the food just tastes better.  So, I will eat citrus in the winter, even though it wasn't grown in Michigan.   Eating locally and seasonally and remembering my ethnic roots just tastes good, period.
          $4,500,000, 5br, 5Bed 7Bath - Exceptional Colonial Home in Harrison - Rebuilt in 2002   
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          ISPs Are No Longer Even Bothering To Provide Bogus Excuses For Their Expanding Use Of Bullshit Usage Caps   

A few years ago, large ISPs began taking advantage of a lack of competition in the broadband market by imposing arbitrary, unnecessary and confusing usage caps and overage fees. Initially, these companies tried to claim that this was necessary to manage congestion on their networks. As data emerged indicating that this claim was bullshit, large ISPs were ultimately forced to acknowledge as much and back away from the claim.

Shortly after that, ISPs instead began claiming that these glorified price hikes were necessary as a simple matter of "fairness," and the industry narrative-du-jour became that it only made sense that heavier users should pay more money for broadband.

This excuse was bullshit too; Americans already pay some of the highest prices for broadband of any developed nation under the flat-rate pricing model, which any large ISP earnings report will show you is perfectly profitable. And if "excessive consumption" really was a problem, it was a problem caused solely by a small number of users that could easily be shoved toward business-class tiers. It didn't require saddling everyone with confusing and expensive surcharges.

These days, after being hammered for years for bogus justifications, large ISPs no longer even provide a reason for these rate hikes. Take Cox Communications for example. The company has quietly announced it would be expanding usage caps into several new markets, charging users $10 per each additional 50 GB of data users consumed over a one terabyte limit. The e-mail being sent to users, which is getting widespread attention on Reddit, doesn't even really bother to offer a justification for the price hike:

Several news outlets and reporters (including myself) tried to get Cox to explain its reasoning for the hikes, and the company simply refused. Of course there's a simple reason ISPs no longer try to justify this behavior: they don't have to.

Consumers in captive markets can't vote with their wallets, and cable providers are slowly but quietly enjoying a growing monopoly over next-gen broadband as telcos refuse to keep pace and upgrade their DSL networks. The end result is the ability for these companies to impose massive new rate hikes that not only result in users paying more money for the same-exact service, but help incumbent ISPs penalize the use of would-be streaming competitors. Zero rating an ISPs own services -- while still penalizing competitors like Netflix -- adds another layer of anti-competitive adventure to the proceedings.

But fear not! Cox did tell some news outlets that the company would soon be letting users avoid the caps and subscribe to an unmetered connection, for an added, unspecified cost. In other words: if you don't want to pay us more money for the exact same service, please pay us more money for the exact same service. Why? Because we can, and regulators couldn't care less.

Whenever the conversation about broadband caps pops up, many people quickly get bogged down in debate over whether or not a terabyte is fair, losing sight of the fact that these limits are utterly unnecessary, and we wouldn't be seeing them at all in a healthy, competitive market. What's deemed "fair" today won't necessarily be fair in the multi-user 4K streaming households of tomorrow. And without competitive pressure, there's nothing ensuring these caps scale with use. In fact, ISPs are incentivized to tighten the noose further once you've agreed to have your usage metered.

And with the current Ajit Pai-led FCC clearly intent to turn a blind eye to both a lack of competition and the predatory behavior that results from it (be it violations in privacy or net neutrality), there's plenty more anti-competitive shenanigans and feebly-justified nonsense waiting in the wings.



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          Looking Forward To Next 20 Years Of A Post-Reno Internet   

Earlier this week, we wrote a little bit about the 20th anniversary of a key case in internet history, Reno v. ACLU, and its important place in internet history. Without that ruling, the internet today would be extraordinarily different -- perhaps even unrecognizable. Mike Godwin, while perhaps best known for making sure his own obituary will mention Hitler, also played an important role in that case, and wrote up the following about his experience with the case, and what it means for the internet.

The internet we have today could have been very different, more like the over-the-air broadcast networks that still labor under broad federal regulatory authority while facing declining relevance.

But 20 years ago this week, the United States made a different choice when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 9-0 opinion in Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, the case that established how fundamental free-speech principles like the First Amendment apply to the internet.

I think of Reno as "my case" because I'd been working toward First Amendment protections for the internet since my first days as a lawyer—the first staff lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which was founded in 1990 by software entrepreneur Mitch Kapor and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow. There are other lawyers and activists who feel the same possessiveness about the Reno case, most with justification. What we all have in common is the sense that, with the Supreme Court's endorsement of our approach to the internet as a free-expression medium, we succeeded in getting the legal framework more or less right.

We had argued that the internet—a new, disruptive and, to some large extent, unpredictable medium—deserved not only the free-speech guarantees of the traditional press, but also the same freedom of speech that each of us has as an individual. The Reno decision established that our government has no presumptive right to regulate internet speech. The federal government and state governments can limit free speech on the internet only in narrow types of cases, consistent with our constitutional framework. As Chris Hanson, the brilliant ACLU lawyer and advocate who led our team, recently put it: "We wanted to be sure the internet had the same strong First Amendment standards as books, not the weaker standards of broadcast television."

The decision also focused on the positive benefits this new medium had already brought to Americans and to the world. As one of the strategists for the case, I'd worked to frame this part of the argument with some care. I'd been a member of the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (the WELL) for more than five years and of many hobbyist computer forums (we called them bulletin-board systems or "BBSes") for a dozen years. In these early online systems—the precursors of today's social media like Facebook and Twitter—I believed I saw something new, a new form of community that encompassed both shared values and diversity of opinion. A few years before Reno v. ACLU—when I was a relatively young, newly minted lawyer—I'd felt compelled to try to figure out how these new communities work and how they might interact with traditional legal understandings in American law, including the "community standards" relevant to obscenity law and broadcasting law.

When EFF, ACLU and other organizations, companies, and individuals came together to file a constitutional challenge to the Communications Decency Act that President Bill Clinton signed as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, not everyone on our team saw this issue the way I did, at the outset. Hanson freely admits that "[w]hen we decided to bring the case, none of [ACLU's lead lawyers] had been online, and the ACLU did not have a website." Hanson had been skeptical of the value of including testimony about what we now call "social media" but more frequently back then referred to as "virtual communities." As he puts it:

"I proposed we drop testimony about the WELL — the social media site — on the grounds that the internet was about the static websites, not social media platforms where people communicate with each other. I was persuaded not to do that, and since I was monumentally wrong, I'm glad I was persuaded."

Online communities turned out to be vastly more important than many of the lawyers first realized. The internet's potential to bring us together meant just as much as the internet's capacity to publish dissenting, clashing and troubling voices. Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the Reno opinion, came to understand that community values were at stake, as well. In early sections of his opinion, Justice Stevens dutifully reasons through traditional "community standards" law, as would be relevant to obscenity and broadcasting cases. He eventually arrives at a conclusion that acknowledges that a larger community is threatened by broad internet-censorship provisions:

"We agree with the District Court's conclusion that the CDA places an unacceptably heavy burden on protected speech, and that the defenses do not constitute the sort of 'narrow tailoring; that will save an otherwise patently invalid unconstitutional provision. In Sable, 492 U. S., at 127, we remarked that the speech restriction at issue there amounted to ' 'burn[ing] the house to roast the pig.' ' The CDA, casting a far darker shadow over free speech, threatens to torch a large segment of the Internet community."

The opinion's recognition of "the Internet community" paved the way for the rich and expressive, but also divergent and sometime troubling internet speech and expression we have today.

Which leaves us with the question: now that we've had two decades of experience under a freedom-of-expression framework for the internet—one that has informed not just how we use the internet in the United States but also how other voices around the world use it—what do we now need to do to promote "the Internet community"?

In 2017, not everyone views the internet as an unalloyed blessing. Most recently, we've seen concern about whether Google facilitates copyright infringement, whether Twitter's political exchanges are little more than "outrage porn" and whether Facebook enables "hate speech." U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who is almost exactly the same age I am, seems to view the internet primarily as an enabler of terrorism.

Even though we're now a few decades into the internet revolution, my view is that it's still too early to make the call that the internet needs more censorship and government intervention. Instead, we need more protection of the free expression and online communities that we've come to expect. Part of that protection may come from some version of the network neutrality principles currently being debated at the Federal Communications Commission, although it may not be the version in place under today's FCC rules.

In my view, there are two additional things the internet community needs now. The first is both legal and technological guarantees of privacy, including through strong encryption. The second is universal access—including for lower-income demographics and populations in underserved areas and developing countries—that would enable everyone to particulate fully, not just as consumers but as contributors to our shared internet. For me, the best way to honor the 40th anniversary of Reno v. ACLU will be to make sure everybody is here on the internet to celebrate it.

Mike Godwin (mnemonic@gmail.com) is a senior fellow at R Street Institute. He formerly served as staff counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and as general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia.



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          President Trump: It's Time to Support Our Police, Protect Our Families, Save American Lives   

Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and several other members of Congress, met with victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to hear their stories ahead of Thursday's final debates and votes on two critical pieces of public safety legislation.

The House is scheduled to take up both the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which cuts off federal funding for Sanctuary Cities, and Kate's Law, which increases penalties for criminal illegals who continue to re-enter the country. Both have strong support from the White House.

Prior to the meeting, the president made a few remarks:

Countless innocent Americans, including the loved ones of many families in the room—and many of these families are friends of mine—great friends of mine that I got to know over the campaign trail because they fought so hard for this. And they are with us. They've had members of their family killed by illegal immigrants and, really, people with multiple—in some cases, multiple deportations.

I'm especially honored to be here with so many courageous families whom I did get to know so well over the past period of time ...

You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation's immigration laws. And that's even the existing immigration laws, without new laws. That's existing immigration laws.

For years, the pundits, journalists, politicians in Washington refused to hear your voices, but on Election Day, 2016, your voices were heard all across the entire world. Right? You better believe it. Nobody died in vain, I can tell you.

Chairman Goodlatte has produced a package of truly key immigration enforcement bills. We've been waiting for these for a long time, and I want to thank you, Chairman, for doing that. Great job. And it's just perfect.

You can see the entire meeting in the video clip above.

A short time prior to that meeting, Acting Immigration & Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan and U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber discussed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate's Law in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing of the White House. Homan also discussed ICE's new Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, which is working with families like those who met with the president.

Homan said:

More than 400 calls from victims have been referred to our community relations officers and victim specialists for assistance with accessing resources, getting more information about a specific case, and how the immigration process works. Sanctuary jurisdictions pose a threat to the American public by refusing to work with ICE and allowing egregious criminal offenders back into the community to put the lives of the public at risk. Not to mention the fact, it also puts my law enforcement officers at risk because they have to go back on the street to arrest somebody they could have arrested in a county jail.

When some law enforcement agencies fail to honor detainers or release serious criminal offenders, they—it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission. Most work with us, but many don't in the largest cities, and that is where criminal aliens and criminal gangs flourish. It is safer for everyone if we take custody of an alien in a controlled environment of another law enforcement agency as opposed to visiting an alien's residence, place of work, or other public area. Arresting a criminal in the safety, security, and privacy of the jail is the right thing to do.

Beyond the issue of sanctuary jurisdictions, the two executive orders signed by the president earlier this year have finally allowed my officers to do what they do best:  uphold the integrity of our borders and our immigration system by enforcing the laws as they were written.

ICE's job is to execute a mission within framework provided us, that framework meaning laws, policies and executive orders. Our job and our sworn duty is to enforce the laws of this country. The current numbers show that the executive orders and the policies are working. Immigration and illegal crossings on the border has significantly decreased. No one can argue that.

Huber added:

Utah perennially leads the interior states and districts in criminal alien prosecutions. Every year, we prosecute hundreds of federal felony cases.

Now to be clear, these are criminal aliens—drug traffickers, gang members, domestic violence abusers, human traffickers, child exploiters. From my perspective, in Utah, where it should be a presumptively safe mountain haven, criminal aliens significantly impact our quality of life by exposing our nation to unwarranted risk of violence.

That is why Attorney General Sessions has directed myself and my colleagues as U.S. attorneys to prioritize these cases in our prosecutions. If it's a problem in Utah—and it is; 40 percent of my caseload, my felony caseload in Utah are criminal alien prosecutions. If it's a problem in Utah, it's a problem for the nation. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors need more tools and unfettered coordination to address the challenge.

So this pending legislation—Kate's Law on one hand and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act on the other hand—advance the ball for law enforcement in keeping our communities safe. The laws, if passed, would give officers and prosecutors more tools to protect the public. Stiffer penalties for reentry offenders make sense. It just does.

The status quo is not deterring the criminals from returning. As an example, just today in Salt Lake City, my office initiated one more prosecution in what is projected to be over 300 felony prosecutions this year against a criminal alien. This defendant's record indicates that he has been convicted four times for drug trafficking. He has been convicted two times for unlawfully reentering the United States after deportation. And, well, he's back in Utah, and what do you know—in 2017 he was arrested yet again for drug trafficking.

Kate's Law enhances our ability to stem the tide of criminals who seem to almost always return to victimize us. On the other hand, moving unnatural impediments between local and federal law enforcement will enable coordination that we need to keep our country and our neighborhoods safe. The priority for public safety overrides and wins out against what these so-called sanctuary policies promise.

We don't gamble with our public safety. Criminal aliens don't need encouragement to reside in our beautiful cities. Criminal aliens warrant handcuffs and removal. Law enforcement professionals are very good at what they do, and we should not impede them from their excellent work in keeping us safe. {eoa}


          Trump Commission On Voting Fraud Asks States For Voter Data, And California Refuses   
Some Democratic officials refused to comply, saying the request invades privacy and is based on false claims of fraud.
          Credit Controller / Customer Service   
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          Symptoms Of Yeast Infections - Learn What They Are Here   
Symptoms Of Yeast Infections - Learn What To Look For And Get Rid Of That Infection Fast

A yeast infection is a very common condition amongst women. At one point or another, 60% of women in the United States will suffer from this condition. Some of the symptoms of yeast infections are:

redness

itchiness

dry, flaky skin

pain or discomfort during urination

pain or discomfort during the menstrual cycle

pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse

burning sensation in the intimate areas

foul, fishy smell

mucus vaginal discharge

irritability

lack of concentration

Nausea, among many possible others.

Whenever any one of these symptoms appear, take immediate action by going to see your doctor and get a prescription for antibiotics. This combined with any of the many over the counter medications that are available at your local drug store. But keep in mind that these products will only offer relief from the symptoms but are not actually attacking the infection at the root level.

Now, going to the doctor and let him or her look into your most intimate areas is extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing and that is why many women go untreated for a long time because they would rather suffer the infection than put themselves through the ordeal.

If this is you, then you can learn many of the natural remedies that have helped women for hundreds of years to deal with this condition in the privacy of their homes without anyone ever knowing that they suffered from this. Some of these remedies include yogurt or garlic that you have to apply to the infected area and that in most cases, will offer relief in 12 hours or less. Remember, as soon as you see symptoms of yeast infections, take immediate action and you can be as good as new in 12 hours if you use natural yeast infection remedies.

Symptoms Of Yeast Infections - Learn What To Look For And Get Rid Of That Infection Fast

          How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection - Learn The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of The Infection   
How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection - Learn The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of The Infection

Yeast infections are a common occurrence to many women and pregnant women, that is why there are so many different over the counter creams, gels and remedies. But these are not how to get rid of a yeast infection.

You need to understand the basics of this type of infection and the best way to prevent them and treat them to avoid recurring infections later on. First of all, common symptoms of an infection are:

Redness
Itchiness
Dry skin in the affected area
Pain during urination
Discomfort during intimate relationships or intercourse
Painful menstrual cycles
Foul odor from the vaginal area
Mucus discharge from the vagina

Now that you know the symptoms, let's talk about the ways to get rid of it:

Daily showers. It is crucial to keep a tight and regular bathing schedule. If you are able to shower once or twice a day, then you avoid more bacteria from growing
Use only clean, fresh underwear. Throw any soiled or dirty underwear into the laundry basket as soon as you get ready to jump in the shower, that way you avoid contaminating your private area right after cleaning it thoroughly
Understand that over the counter medications are treating the symptoms only, they are not getting rid of the root of the problem and if you only apply this types of creams or gels, you are more likely to get this infection again.

You can use these over the counter medicines with a prescription antibiotic. This requires that you visit your doctor. But if you want to avoid the embarrassment of having a stranger look into your private parts, then you should know how to get rid of a yeast infection using natural remedies that you can do at home in total privacy and comfort.


How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection - Learn The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of The Infection
          Global Laptop Privacy Screen Filter Market Manufacturing and Industrial Productivity Data Analysis 2017   
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          Do You Know What's in Your File Shares?   

Do You Know What's in Your File Shares?

It feels like every day we hear news of yet another major data privacy and security breach.  Just this week, the Petya ransomware made headlines worldwide, following in the footsteps of the WannaCry attack in May, which infiltrated US federal agencies.

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          Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket - Powder Pink   

This Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket is the perfect option for feeding your little one.

Providing you with privacy and discreet feeding, this is perfect for feeding your baby, both at home and on the go. Designed to be soft against your skin with the gentle textured knit, repeated washes will continue to provide extra softness for you and your baby.

Radiating femininity and elegance, this Breast Feeding Blanket is stylish and can also be worn as a shawl. Not only this, but your Breast Feeding Blanket can also be used as a burp cloth, perfect for wherever you may be. The lightweight material is perfect for all weather conditions and perfect throughout the summer months. One size fits all so you have the comfort and freedom of movement with your baby in your arms.

 

Features:

  • Provides you with privacy whilst feeding your baby
  • Textured knit is soft against both yours and baby's skin
  • Lightweight fabric is perfect for all weather conditions
  • Can also be used as a burping cloth
  • Stylish design can also be worn as a shawl

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          Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket - Powder Blue   

This Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket is the perfect option for feeding your little one.

Providing you with privacy and discreet feeding, this is perfect for feeding your baby, both at home and on the go. Designed to be soft against your skin with the gentle textured knit, repeated washes will continue to provide extra softness for you and your baby.

Radiating femininity and elegance, this Breast Feeding Blanket is stylish and can also be worn as a shawl. Not only this, but your Breast Feeding Blanket can also be used as a burp cloth, perfect for wherever you may be. The lightweight material is perfect for all weather conditions and perfect throughout the summer months. One size fits all so you have the comfort and freedom of movement with your baby in your arms.

 

Features:

  • Provides you with privacy whilst feeding your baby
  • Textured knit is soft against both yours and baby's skin
  • Lightweight fabric is perfect for all weather conditions
  • Can also be used as a burping cloth
  • Stylish design can also be worn as a shawl

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          Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket - Antibacterial & UV Waffle - Taupe   

This Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket is the perfect option for feeding your little one.

Providing you with privacy and discreet feeding, this is perfect for feeding your baby, both at home and on the go. Designed to be soft against your skin with the gentle textured knit, repeated washes will continue to provide extra softness for you and your baby.

Radiating femininity and elegance, this Breast Feeding Blanket is stylish and can also be worn as a shawl. Not only this, but your Breast Feeding Blanket can also be used as an anti-bacterial burp cloth, perfect for wherever you may be. The lightweight material is perfect for all weather conditions and perfect throughout the summer months. One size fits all so you have the comfort and freedom of movement with your baby in your arms.

The Bebitza Brest Feeding Blanket is both quick drying and breathable, ensuring you and your baby are in the most comfortable position possible. In addition to this, with an SPF of 50+ you can provide your baby with shade and shelter from the sun.

 

Features:

  • Provides you with privacy whilst feeding your baby
  • Textured knit is soft against both yours and baby's skin
  • Lightweight fabric is perfect for all weather conditions
  • Can also be used as an anti-bacterial burping cloth
  • Quick drying and breathable material
  • SPF of 50+ to provide shade for your baby
  • Stylish design can also be worn as a shawl

Regular Price: £27.99

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          Bebitza Antibacterial Breast Feeding Blanket - Black   

This Bebitza Breast Feeding Blanket is the perfect option for feeding your little one.

Providing you with privacy and discreet feeding, this is perfect for feeding your baby, both at home and on the go. Designed to be soft against your skin with the gentle textured knit, repeated washes will continue to provide extra softness for you and your baby.

Radiating femininity and elegance, this Breast Feeding Blanket is stylish and can also be worn as a shawl. Not only this, but your Breast Feeding Blanket can also be used as an anti-bacterial burp cloth, perfect for wherever you may be. The lightweight material is perfect for all weather conditions and perfect throughout the summer months. One size fits all so you have the comfort and freedom of movement with your baby in your arms.

The Bebitza Brest Feeding Blanket is both quick drying and breathable, ensuring you and your baby are in the most comfortable position possible. In addition to this, with an SPF of 50+ you can provide your baby with shade and shelter from the sun.

 

Features:

  • Provides you with privacy whilst feeding your baby
  • Textured knit is soft against both yours and baby's skin
  • Lightweight fabric is perfect for all weather conditions
  • Can also be used as an anti-bacterial burping cloth
  • Quick drying and breathable material
  • SPF of 50+ to provide shade for your baby
  • Stylish design can also be worn as a shawl

Regular Price: £27.99

£11.99


          Get Savoy Suites Noida (Delhi)   
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          Motorola MBP11 Digital Audio Baby Monitor   

Motorola MBP11 Digital Audio monitor offers an incredibly fast connection speed between monitor and baby unit thanks to the built in 1.8GHz Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications Technology. In addition to this, the connection is encrypted offering you and your baby privacy and security.

Equipped with a microphone with high sensitivity, you will be able to hear you baby's quietest sounds.

With an range of up to 300 meters, this monitor is perfect for any size of building. There is also an out of range warning helping you decide the optimal distance to have between the monitor and baby unit.

There are 5 built in LED alerts for sound-activated lights.

This product is extremely versatile and portable, with a rechargeable battery for the parent unit and a belt clip meaning you can carry it around with you. It also comes with a stand.

Eco Mode is available with this product helping with energy consumption.

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Regular Price: £39.99

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          Tomy TFV600 Digital Video Monitor 2.4 inch   

TOMY TFV600 Digital Video Monitor has a 2.4” colour display screen on the parent unit and it also has a brilliant night vision function which allows you to see your baby clearly day or night. The TOMY also has crystal clear digital sound, so you will be able to hear every little giggle, coo or cry. The monitor is privacy assured and it also has a unique frequency hopping function which helps to minimise interference, ensuring that the communication between you and your little one secure. The TFV600 has a range of upto 250 in an open space in addition to an out of range indicator which is on the parent unit.

The Video monitor has a handy talk back function which allows for two way communication, so if your baby becomes unsettled, you will be able to soothe them with having to dash to the nursery. The baby unit has a soothing night light so you don’t have to turn your main nursery light on, the brightness of the night light can also be adjusted from the baby unit. 

The parent unit displays the surrounding room temperature of which your baby is in, as well as an battery level indicator, lullabies on the baby unit can remotely activated from the parent unit. The video monitor also has an intelligent VOX function as well as a very handy paging function

  • 2.4” colour display
  • Night vision function
  • 250m range in a open space
  • Crystal clear digital sound
  • Privacy assured – Frequency hopping function
  • Out of range Indicator
  • Talk back function
  • Night light – Night brightness can be adjusted via baby unit
  • Room temperature display
  • Lullabies – Can be remotely activated from parent unit
  • Battery level indicator
  • VOX function
  • Sound sensitive LED display
  • Paging function

Regular Price: £99.99

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          Motorola Warehouse Clearance MBP10 Digital Baby Monitor   

This item has been discounted because it is a warehouse clearance. The box will have been opened and repacked after checking.The product is GUARANTEED but cannot be returned on the basis of not being "Brand New" Your consumer rights are unaffected.

Motorola MBP10 Digital Baby Monitor   Digital operation for better sound and complete privacy.

  • Simple Protable Digital Baby Monitor
  • Good digital range - monitor your baby anywhere in the house
  • High sensitivity - hear every move and noise from your baby
  • Volume Control - Adjustable
  • Sound activated lights - visible flashing colour light when sound is detected
  • Out of battery indicator
  • Out of range warning

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Regular Price: £40.99

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          Mebby Voice Activated Digital Audio Baby Monitor   

Key Features

  • LCD shows baby’s emotion
  • Full and low battery level indicators
  • Conversation function to immediately reassure the baby
  • 6 Musical tunes to comfort baby 
  • Has inbuilt microphone
  • Out of range alert
  • Communication range over 300 m

 

The Mebby Voice 1 Video Monitor is a genius baby monitoring solution. This monitor ensures full privacy for you and your baby and still allows you to see and hear your baby from a range of up to 300 metres. This Mebby baby monitor also reduces interference greatly and It has an amazing range of state of the art features.

The units have LCD displays which show different emotions depending upon the response of your baby, so if baby is quiet and happy there will be a smiley face on the monitor and so on. There is a handy belt/clip which you can attach to an item of clothing so you don't have to hold the unit and can get on with your busy lives whilst knowing your baby or child can be heard on the monitor. These monitors will play soothing music to your baby to set them off to sleep and plays up to 6 different melodies.

Regular Price: £89.99

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          Parks and Recreation's Natalie Morales comes out as queer    

Former Parks and Recreation actress Natalie Morales has publicly come out as queer.

The 32-year-old actress posted the announcement on Friday on Twitter, writing, “I’m coming out. I want the world to know. #PrideMonth.” She also linked to a longer essay on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website, explaining her journey to discover her queer identity and her reasons for coming out now.

“I don’t like labeling myself, or anyone else, but if it’s easier for you to understand me, what I’m saying is that I’m queer,” the actress wrote. “What queer means to me is just simply that I’m not straight. That’s all. It’s not scary, even though that word used to be really, really scary to me.”

Morales explained penchant for privacy and the difficulty of maintaining it as an actress in a social media-driven world. She also wrote of being a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights since she was a little girl and her mother’s gay co-worker gave her a backpack full of school supplies. She described growing up Catholic and transitioning from private to public school in high school where she met an openly bisexual girl. They formed a secret relationship, but when it fell apart, Morales went to therapy.

“I think I’ve blocked out what that therapist told me, too. But I know I thought I was sick. I know I thought something was really wrong with me. I was ashamed and I thought I was dirty. I knew that the church said it was wrong and that God said it was wrong (even though I couldn’t exactly figure out why, if it wasn’t hurting anyone),” she wrote.

Morales described the process of gradually coming to embrace her identity in her 20s after moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. “Since then, I’ve been in relationships with all sorts of beautiful, amazing, inspiring human beings,” she wrote. “I am not attracted specifically to any type of gender. I’m attracted to people. Each person is their own incredible, massive universe. That is what I am attracted to; that is what I want to know, want to love, want to defend, want to take care of.”

The actress went on to explain why she had decided to publicly come out despite the fact that it “might not be a big deal these days.” Though she’s been out to her friends and still guards her privacy, she wanted to offer herself as a recognizable face to those feeling unsafe in uncertain times.

“I think it’s important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ, so that if you didn’t know someone who was queer before, you do now,” she wrote. “I also think it’s important that if there are any scared kids out there, like I was, I can tell you that whole ‘It Gets Better’ campaign is true. It does. And you’re not weird. You’re not bad. You’re not unholy. You’re exactly what God intended you to be. You are exactly what you are supposed to be, because nothing is supposed to be anything except for what it is, even if not everyone understands that. You are an essential part of the world just as you were created, and I want to see you. The real you.”


          Your backyard landscape can include a meditation Area   
For meditation gardens, some of the concerns are the same, some different. Privacy is still very much an issue (since secluded settings are more relaxing than open settings), as is maintenance. But safety goes on a back burner. Here, reflection, not physical activity, takes center stage. Aesthetic considerations, consequently, will carry greater weight.

Most people find plants more relaxing than hardscape, so consider planting hedges to form the walls of such outdoor rooms. If you don't want to wait for hedges to get tall enough to afford privacy, install lattice screens, instead. To satisfy your requirement for plants and provide further privacy, train vine plants to grow up the lattice. Climbing hydrangeas are perennial vines and an excellent choice for shady areas. You have more choices in the sun, including that ever-popular annual, the morning glory.

For a floor, consider a combination of natural materials. You want something interesting into which to gaze, something with distinct textures. For instance, a rustic flagstone patio, with scotch moss planted in the cracks between the stones -- or creeping thyme, if you enjoy landscaping with fragrant plants.

In meditation gardens, a ceiling may come in quite handy. Here, you'll have to choose between aesthetics and functionality. A vine-covered arbor may be more inspiring to gaze up at than a lawn umbrella, but the latter will keep you -- and the books you may be reading -- dry. If you'd like something more solid than an umbrella, consider installing a pergola and covering it with fiberglass.

But water shouldn't be banned entirely from contemplative outdoor rooms. If there's any place in our yards for accessories such as garden fountains and waterfalls, surely it's here! There's nothing like the soothing sound of bubbling water to put us into a reflective mood. Whatever you decide to incorperate into ypur backyard landscape it is always wise to speak to a profesional landscaper before starting any project.
          Gerd's 2015 presentation for Société de Lecture de Geneve   
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          Switel BCF900 Digital Video Monitor 3.5"    

Switel SCF900 Video Digital Baby Monitor has a large 3.5" screen which makes seeing your beautiful baby so easy. With high specifications such as an eco-friendly auto shut off mode, night vision, and lullabies which help soothe your baby to sleep. Switel is part of Swiss Telecom a premium brand priding themselves on making some of the highest quality communication products and the Switel BCF900 Video Baby Monitor is no exception. The Switel vertical Pivoting Camera will sit nicely in the baby room or nursery and has a low glow nightlight with built in night vision. You can also run the Baby Unit on batteries for added portability.

Specifications and Features:

  • 3.5" High Definition screen on parent unit
  • Digital sound 
  • Full Encryption for maximum privacy
  • Multi Channel can take up to 4 cameras
  • Mains or Battery Operation
  • Battery Pack and Charger for Parent Unit (baby unit requires AA batteries)
  • 3 Lullabies
  • 2 way communication Talk-Back
  • Night Light operates Manually or Auto and can be Sound Acivated
  • VOX - you can select continuous or AUTO monitoring
  • Manual or AUTO Nightlight

This product is delivered free to most UK addresses

 

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          Sven Vermeulen: Structuring infrastructural deployments   

Many organizations struggle with the all-time increase in IP address allocation and the accompanying need for segmentation. In the past, governing the segments within the organization means keeping close control over the service deployments, firewall rules, etc.

Lately, the idea of micro-segmentation, supported through software-defined networking solutions, seems to defy the need for a segmentation governance. However, I think that that is a very short-sighted sales proposition. Even with micro-segmentation, or even pure point-to-point / peer2peer communication flow control, you'll still be needing a high level overview of the services within your scope.

In this blog post, I'll give some insights in how we are approaching this in the company I work for. In short, it starts with requirements gathering, creating labels to assign to deployments, creating groups based on one or two labels in a layered approach, and finally fixating the resulting schema and start mapping guidance documents (policies) toward the presented architecture.

As always, start with the requirements

From an infrastructure architect point of view, creating structure is one way of dealing with the onslaught in complexity that is prevalent within the wider organizational architecture. By creating a framework in which infrastructural services can be positioned, architects and other stakeholders (such as information security officers, process managers, service delivery owners, project and team leaders ...) can support the wide organization in its endeavor of becoming or remaining competitive.

Structure can be provided through various viewpoints. As such, while creating such framework, the initial intention is not to start drawing borders or creating a complex graph. Instead, look at attributes that one would assign to an infrastructural service, and treat those as labels. Create a nice portfolio of attributes which will help guide the development of such framework.

The following list gives some ideas in labels or attributes that one can use. But be creative, and use experienced people in devising the "true" list of attributes that fits the needs of your organization. Be sure to describe them properly and unambiguously - the list here is just an example, as are the descriptions.

  • tenant identifies the organizational aggregation of business units which are sufficiently similar in areas such as policies (same policies in use), governance (decision bodies or approval structure), charging, etc. It could be a hierarchical aspect (such as organization) as well.
  • location provides insight in the physical (if applicable) location of the service. This could be an actual building name, but can also be structured depending on the size of the environment. If it is structured, make sure to devise a structure up front. Consider things such as regions, countries, cities, data centers, etc. A special case location value could be the jurisdiction, if that is something that concerns the organization.
  • service type tells you what kind of service an asset is. It can be a workstation, a server/host, server/guest, network device, virtual or physical appliance, sensor, tablet, etc.
  • trust level provides information on how controlled and trusted the service is. Consider the differences between unmanaged (no patching, no users doing any maintenance), open (one or more admins, but no active controlled maintenance), controlled (basic maintenance and monitoring, but with still administrative access by others), managed (actively maintained, no privileged access without strict control), hardened (actively maintained, additional security measures taken) and kiosk (actively maintained, additional security measures taken and limited, well-known interfacing).
  • compliance set identifies specific compliance-related attributes, such as the PCI-DSS compliancy level that a system has to adhere to.
  • consumer group informs about the main consumer group, active on the service. This could be an identification of the relationship that consumer group has with the organization (anonymous, customer, provider, partner, employee, ...) or the actual name of the consumer group.
  • architectural purpose gives insight in the purpose of the service in infrastructural terms. Is it a client system, a gateway, a mid-tier system, a processing system, a data management system, a batch server, a reporting system, etc.
  • domain could be interpreted as to the company purpose of the system. Is it for commercial purposes (such as customer-facing software), corporate functions (company management), development, infrastructure/operations ...
  • production status provides information about the production state of a service. Is it a production service, or a pre-production (final testing before going to production), staging (aggregation of multiple changes) or development environment?

Given the final set of labels, the next step is to aggregate results to create a high-level view of the environment.

Creating a layered structure

Chances are high that you'll end up with several attributes, and many of these will have multiple possible values. What we don't want is to end in an N-dimensional infrastructure architecture overview. Sure, it sounds sexy to do so, but you want to show the infrastructure architecture to several stakeholders in your organization. And projecting an N-dimensional structure on a 2-dimensional slide is not only challenging - you'll possibly create a projection which leaves out important details or make it hard to interpret.

Instead, we looked at a layered approach, with each layer handling one or two requirements. The top layer represents the requirement which the organization seems to see as the most defining attribute. It is the attribute where, if its value changes, most of its architecture changes (and thus the impact of a service relocation is the largest).

Suppose for instance that the domain attribute is seen as the most defining one: the organization has strict rules about placing corporate services and commercial services in separate environments, or the security officers want to see the commercial services, which are well exposed to many end users, be in a separate environment from corporate services. Or perhaps the company offers commercial services for multiple tenants, and as such wants several separate "commercial services" environments while having a single corporate service domain.

In this case, part of the infrastructure architecture overview on the top level could look like so (hypothetical example):

Top level view

This also shows that, next to the corporate and commercial interests of the organization, a strong development support focus is prevalent as well. This of course depends on the type of organization or company and how significant in-house development is, but in this example it is seen as a major decisive factor for service positioning.

These top-level blocks (depicted as locations, for those of you using Archimate) are what we call "zones". These are not networks, but clearly bounded areas in which multiple services are positioned, and for which particular handling rules exist. These rules are generally written down in policies and standards - more about that later.

Inside each of these zones, a substructure is made available as well, based on another attribute. For instance, let's assume that this is the architectural purpose. This could be because the company has a requirement on segregating workstations and other client-oriented zones from the application hosting related ones. Security-wise, the company might have a principle where mid-tier services (API and presentation layer exposures) are separate from processing services, and where data is located in a separate zone to ensure specific data access or more optimal infrastructure services.

This zoning result could then be depicted as follows:

Detailed top-level view

From this viewpoint, we can also deduce that this company provides separate workstation services: corporate workstation services (most likely managed workstations with focus on application disclosure, end user computing, etc.) and development workstations (most likely controlled workstations but with more open privileged access for the developer).

By making this separation explicit, the organization makes it clear that the development workstations will have a different position, and even a different access profile toward other services within the company.

We're not done yet. For instance, on the mid-tier level, we could look at the consumer group of the services:

Mid-tier explained

This separation can be established due to security reasons (isolating services that are exposed to anonymous users from customer services or even partner services), but one can also envision this to be from a management point of view (availability requirements can differ, capacity management is more uncertain for anonymous-facing services than authenticated, etc.)

Going one layer down, we use a production status attribute as the defining requirement:

Anonymous user detail

At this point, our company decided that the defined layers are sufficiently established and make for a good overview. We used different defining properties than the ones displayed above (again, find a good balance that fits the company or organization that you're focusing on), but found that the ones we used were mostly involved in existing policies and principles, while the other ones are not that decisive for infrastructure architectural purposes.

For instance, the tenant might not be selected as a deciding attribute, because there will be larger tenants and smaller tenants (which could make the resulting zone set very convoluted) or because some commercial services are offered toward multiple tenants and the organizations' strategy would be to move toward multi-tenant services rather than multiple deployments.

Now, in the zoning structure there is still another layer, which from an infrastructure architecture point is less about rules and guidelines and more about manageability from an organizational point of view. For instance, in the above example, a SAP deployment for HR purposes (which is obviously a corporate service) might have its Enterprise Portal service in the Corporate Services > Mid-tier > Group Employees > Production zone. However, another service such as an on-premise SharePoint deployment for group collaboration might be in Corporate Services > Mid-tier > Group Employees > Production zone as well. Yet both services are supported through different teams.

This "final" layer thus enables grouping of services based on the supporting team (again, this is an example), which is organizationally aligned with the business units of the company, and potentially further isolation of services based on other attributes which are not defining for all services. For instance, the company might have a policy that services with a certain business impact assessment score must be in isolated segments with no other deployments within the same segment.

What about management services

Now, the above picture is missing some of the (in my opinion) most important services: infrastructure support and management services. These services do not shine in functional offerings (which many non-IT people generally look at) but are needed for non-functional requirements: manageability, cost control, security (if security can be defined as a non-functional - let's not discuss that right now).

Let's first consider interfaces - gateways and other services which are positioned between zones or the "outside world". In the past, we would speak of a demilitarized zone (DMZ). In more recent publications, one can find this as an interface zone, or a set of Zone Interface Points (ZIPs) for accessing and interacting with the services within a zone.

In many cases, several of these interface points and gateways are used in the organization to support a number of non-functional requirements. They can be used for intelligent load balancing, providing virtual patching capabilities, validating content against malware before passing it on to the actual services, etc.

Depending on the top level zone, different gateways might be needed (i.e. different requirements). Interfaces for commercial services will have a strong focus on security and manageability. Those for the corporate services might be more integration-oriented, and have different data leakage requirements than those for commercial services.

Also, inside such an interface zone, one can imagine a substructure to take place as well: egress interfaces (for communication that is exiting the zone), ingress interfaces (for communication that is entering the zone) and internal interfaces (used for routing between the subzones within the zone).

Yet, there will also be requirements which are company-wide. Hence, one could envision a structure where there is a company-wide interface zone (with mandatory requirements regardless of the zone that they support) as well as a zone-specific interface zone (with the mandatory requirements specific to that zone).

Before I show a picture of this, let's consider management services. Unlike interfaces, these services are more oriented toward the operational management of the infrastructure. Software deployment, configuration management, identity & access management services, etc. Are services one can put under management services.

And like with interfaces, one can envision the need for both company-wide management services, as well as zone-specific management services.

This information brings us to a final picture, one that assists the organization in providing a more manageable view on its deployment landscape. It does not show the 3rd layer (i.e. production versus non-production deployments) and only displays the second layer through specialization information, which I've quickly made a few examples for (you don't want to make such decisions in a few hours, like I did for this post).

General overview

If the organization took an alternative approach for structuring (different requirements and grouping) the resulting diagram could look quite different:

Alternative general overview

Flows, flows and more flows

With the high-level picture ready, it is not a bad idea to look at how flows are handled in such an architecture. As the interface layer is available on both company-wide level as well as the next, flows will cross multiple zones.

Consider the case of a corporate workstation connecting to a reporting server (like a Cognos or PowerBI or whatever fancy tool is used), and this reporting server is pulling data from a database system. Now, this database system is positioned in the Commercial zone, while the reporting server is in the Corporate zone. The flows could then look like so:

Flow example

Note for the Archimate people: I'm sorry that I'm abusing the flow relation here. I didn't want to create abstract services in the locations and then use the "serves" or "used by" relation and then explaining readers that the arrows are then inverse from what they imagine.

In this picture, the corporate workstation does not connect to the reporting server directly. It goes through the internal interface layer for the corporate zone. This internal interface layer can offer services such as reverse proxies or intelligent load balancers. The idea here is that, if the organization wants, it can introduce additional controls or supporting services in this internal interface layer without impacting the system deployments themselves much.

But the true flow challenge is in the next one, where a processing system connects to a data layer. Here, the processing server will first connect to the egress interface for corporate, then through the company-wide internal interface, toward the ingress interface of the commercial and then to the data layer.

Now, why three different interfaces, and what would be inside it?

On the corporate level, the egress interface could be focusing on privacy controls or data leakage controls. On the company-wide internal interface more functional routing capabilities could be provided, while on the commercial level the ingress could be a database activity monitoring (DAM) system such as a database firewall to provide enhanced auditing and access controls.

Does that mean that all flows need to have at least three gateways? No, this is a functional picture. If the organization agrees, then one or more of these interface levels can have a simple pass-through setup. It is well possible that database connections only connect directly to a DAM service and that such flows are allowed to immediately go through other interfaces.

The importance thus is not to make flows more difficult to provide, but to provide several areas where the organization can introduce controls.

Making policies and standards more visible

One of the effects of having a better structure of the company-wide deployments (i.e. a good zoning solution) is that one can start making policies more clear, and potentially even simple to implement with supporting tools (such as software defined network solutions).

For instance, a company might want to protect its production data and establish that it cannot be used for non-production use, but that there are no restrictions for the other data environments. Another rule could be that web-based access toward the mid-tier is only allowed through an interface.

These are simple statements which, if a company has a good IP plan, are easy to implement - one doesn't need zoning, although it helps. But it goes further than access controls.

For instance, the company might require corporate workstations to be under heavy data leakage prevention and protection measures, while developer workstations are more open (but don't have any production data access). This not only reveals an access control, but also implies particular minimal requirements (for the Corporate > Workstation zone) and services (for the Corporate interfaces).

This zoning structure does not necessarily make any statements about the location (assuming it isn't picked as one of the requirements in the beginning). One can easily extend this to include cloud-based services or services offered by third parties.

Finally, it also supports making policies and standards more realistic. I often see policies that make bold statements such as "all software deployments must be done through the company software distribution tool", but the policies don't consider development environments (production status) or unmanaged, open or controlled deployments (trust level). When challenged, the policy owner might shrug away the comment with "it's obvious that this policy does not apply to our sandbox environment" or so.

With a proper zoning structure, policies can establish the rules for the right set of zones, and actually pin-point which zones are affected by a statement. This is also important if a company has many, many policies. With a good zoning structure, the policies can be assigned with meta-data so that affected roles (such as project leaders, architects, solution engineers, etc.) can easily get an overview of the policies that influence a given zone.

For instance, if I want to position a new management service, I am less concerned about workstation-specific policies. And if the management service is specific for the development environment (such as a new version control system) many corporate or commercially oriented policies don't apply either.

Conclusion

The above approach for structuring an organization is documented here in a high-level manner. It takes many assumptions or hypothetical decisions which are to be tailored toward the company itself. In my company, a different zoning structure is selected, taking into account that it is a financial service provider with entities in multiple countries, handling several thousand of systems and with an ongoing effort to include cloud providers within its infrastructure architecture.

Yet the approach itself is followed in an equal fashion. We looked at requirements, created a layered structure, and finished the zoning schema. Once the schema was established, the requirements for all the zones were written out further, and a mapping of existing deployments (as-is) toward the new zoning picture is on-going. For those thinking that it is just slideware right now - it isn't. Some of the structures that come out of the zoning exercise are already prevalent in the organization, and new environments (due to mergers and acquisitions) are directed to this new situation.

Still, we know we have a large exercise ahead before it is finished, but I believe that it will benefit us greatly, not only from a security point of view, but also clarity and manageability of the environment.


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          #184: Sex Toy Hacking   

Are vibrators, dildos, and other sex toys the next frontier in hacking and surveillance? Some tech experts say this creepy scenario has already arrived. Hackers have already broken into Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected dildos through password hacks, remote access, and script overrides. Evan is joined by Amie Stepanovich, US Policy Manager at Access Now, and Arthur Rizer, Senior Fellow at R Street. They discuss teledildonics, personal privacy, and the serious implications of sex you hacking. For more, see their op-ed in Wired.


          Boys of Tech 347: Twisters   
Brian Krebs may have a lead on the Ashley Madison hack, high frame rate may well become a standard for cinemas, privacy concerns over Windows 10 parental controls, concerns that actions in Windows 10 trigger network connections to Microsoft servers.
          Girls and Social Media: A Facebook Live Chat   
Here at Girl Scouts, we love social media—through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we can communicate with volunteers, parents, and girls, (and all those who care about them) in real time. It helps us celebrate our girls' achievements in such a cool way and gives us a platform to join together and lift each other up when we need it most.

That said, the do's and don'ts of social can sometimes be tricky even for seasoned adults to navigate. Add kids into the mix, and the terrain gets even more complicated. On one hand, you want to keep them safe—but on the other, you don't want your child to be left out of their social circle when all of their friends are on Instagram, musical.ly, or Snapchat.

That's why we're excited to announce next week's Facebook Live event, featuring Girl Scouts' developmental psychologist Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald in conversation with Kayla Santalla, Girl Scouts' senior digital media strategist on Wednesday, May 24th at 3:00 pm ET.

Andrea and Kayla are excited to take your questions about kids and social media both live and in advance. (You can direct-message them to us via Facebook starting today.) They're eager to tackle topics including:
  • How young is too young for social media?
  • Should you check up on your kid's account, or is that an invasion of privacy?
  • What privacy settings and other tactics can you use to keep your kids safe online?
  • Are there certain posts that parents shouldn't share about their children?
  • What's the deal with screen time and kids overall? Is it really so bad? We'll make sense of the confusing reports. 

So don't forget to RSVP and join us this Wednesday, May 24th at 3:00 pm ET. We'll see you there!
          Consultant/Senior Consultant - Cyber Security – Advisory - Sydney   
NSW-Sydney, Cyber threats, social media, massive data storage, privacy requirements and continuity of the business as usual require heavy information security measures. As an information security specialist, you will lead the implementation of security solutions for our clients and support the clients in their desire to protect the business. You will belong to an international connected team of specialists he
          Many online shoppers still not aware of risks, survey finds   

Online shopping fraud and identity theft are on the rise. While hackers and fraudsters are developing new hacking methods, many online shoppers are still unaware of basic online privacy rules.


          MENGINTIP AJARAN MUJASSIMAH. ALLAH PUNYA TUBUH CATATAN YANG BELUM RAMPUNG   
MENGINTIP AJARAN MUJASSIMAH. ALLAH PUNYA TUBUH

CATATAN YANG BELUM RAMPUNG DARI DR.M.RAKIB JAMARI PEKANBARU RIAU INDONESIA.
Akidah tajsim dan tasybih hingga pada suatu keyakinan bahwa Allah seperti sosok seorang pemuda , berambut ikal , bergelombang dan mengenakan baju berwarna merah. Klaim ini dikatakan oleh Ibnu Abu Ya’la dalam kitab Thabaqat al-Hanabilah. Abu Ya’la mendasarkan pernyataan itu kepada hadits berikut :
عن عكرمة اَن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلّم قال: راَيت ربي عزّ وجلّ شَابا امرد جعد قطط عليه حلة حمراء
Dari Ikrimah: bahwa Rasulullah SAW bersabda, “Aku telah melihat Tuhanku SWT berupa seorang pemuda berambut ikal bergelombang mengenakan pakaian merah.” (Ibnu Abu Ya’la: Thabaqat al-Hanabilah, jilid 2, halaman 39)
Riwayat-riwayat palsu produk pikiran Yahudi itu kini berhasil membodohi akal pikiran , sehingga mereka menerima keyakinan seperti itu. Tidak diragukan lagi, hadits semacam ini adalah kisah-kisah Israiliyat yang bersumber dari orang-orang Bani Israil.
Ada yang bercerita tentang Allah duduk di atas kursi emas, beralaskan permadani yang juga terbuat dari emas, dalam sebuah taman hijau. Singgasana (Arsy) Allah dipikul oleh empat malaikat dalam rupa yang berbeda-beda, yaitu seorang lelaki, singa, banteng dan burung elang. Keyakinan aneh semacam ini dipaparkan oleh Ibnu Khuzaimah dalam Kitab at-Tauhid wa Itsbat Shifat ar-Rab.
Siapakah Ibnu Khuzaimah? Dia adalah salah seorang ulama ahli hadits yang dijadikan referensi. Namun setelah semakin matang dalam pengembaraan intelektualnya, Ibnu Khuzaimah menyesali diri telah menulis kitab tersebut, seperti dikisahkan oleh al-Hafidz al-Baihaqi dalam kitab al-Asma wa ash-Shifat hal. 267
Walaupun begitu, Ibnu Taimiyah tetap mengatakan bahwa Ibnu Khuzaimah adalah ”Imamnya Para Imam” karena menurutnya telah banyak meriwayatkan hadits-hadits ’shahih’ tetang hakikah Dzat Tuhan (padahal yang sebenarnya hadits-hadits itu kenal dengan nuansa tasybih dan hikayat Israiliyat). Oleh karena itu, ketika mengomentari sebuah hadits yang diriwayatkan Ibnu Khuzaimah, Ibnu Taimiyah berkata :
”Hadits ini telah diriwayatkah oleh ’Imamnya Para Imam’ yaitu Ibnu Khuzaimah dalam Kitab at-Tauhid yang telah ia syaratkan untuk tidak berhujjah di dalamnya melainkan dengan hadits-hadits yang dinukil oleh perawi adil dari perawi adil lainnya, sehingga bersambung kepada Nabi SAW” (Ibnu Taimiyah: Majmu Fatawa Ibnu Taimiyah, Jilid 3, hal. 192)
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          California Continues To Lead   

SACRAMENTO June 29, 2017 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the statement below in response to a letter from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Commission was established through executive order by President Donald Trump after he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election. Because he lost the popular vote, Trump has falsely alleged that three to five million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election. This, despite the fact that his claims of voter fraud are unsubstantiated and that academics and bipartisan leaders have confirmed that there is no evidence of large scale, let alone massive voter fraud.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement in response to Mr. Kobach’s request for voter data:

“The President’s commission has requested the personal data and the voting history of every American voter–including Californians. As Secretary of State, it is my duty to ensure the integrity of our elections and to protect the voting rights and privacy of our state’s voters. I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally. California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach. The President’s Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections.”

“The President’s appointment of Kobach–who has a long history of sponsoring discriminatory, anti-immigrant policies including voter suppression and racial profiling laws–sends a clear and ominous message. His role as vice chair is proof that the ultimate goal of the commission is to enact policies that will result in the disenfranchisement of American citizens.”

“I will continue to defend the right of all eligible voters to cast their ballots free from discrimination, intimidation or unnecessary roadblocks.”

          The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks (2015)   


Saul and David: Rembrandt - 1650




Geraldine Brooks is a former Australian journalist who turned her hand at writing historical fiction with great success, winning the coveted Pulitzer Prize for her novel March in 2005. Brooks was inspired to write the story of King David by her son, who took up the harp and subsequently played Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song Hallelujah at his Bar Mitzvah. Set in 1000 BCE Israel, The Secret Chord fictionalizes the Old Testament life of King David, of whom Brooks refers to as the first historical character in literature whose whole life’s story has been recorded for prosperity. Although there is very little evidence, aside from the Old Testament scriptures, for King David’s existence, Brooks portrays him in a very realistic light, exploring both the negative and positive aspects of his life and reign as king of the Jewish people.

Brook’s portrayal of early Iron Age ancient Israel is brought to life by evocative descriptions of the landscape and the people. Brooks actually went to Jerusalem and herded sheep for a day to get a sense of the landscape David would have experienced three thousand years ago. Brooks tells the story of King David through the eyes of David’s prophet Natan (Nathan), whom is directed by David to write his biography (Nathan’s Book of David, mentioned in Chronicles but never found). This device allows Brooks to shift back and forth in time to tell the story of David’s beginnings, his rise to be king and his troublesome final years. David was a skilled warrior and tactician who reunited the Jewish tribes, but he was also a ruthless leader and a sensualist; a trait that would ultimately lead to tragedy for his family. David’s rise to power is compelling, however during the latter third of the novel, with David ensconced on the throne, Natan’s narration begins to lose some of its lustre. After David’s initial encounter with supposed seductress Bathsheba and the successful plot to kill of her husband, the brave and respected Uriah, Natan withdraws from David’s side. Thereafter the narrative feels slightly removed from the very dramatic events that follow, resulting in a flattening of tone with little suspense or emotional engagement to propel the narrative forward.

Despite a nagging sense that The Secret Chord is just a replay on the Bible story with little relevance to the secular world, an argument can be made that Brooks has written a Feminist take on King David’s story. A significant portion of the narrative gives voice to many of David’s wives, giving some insight into the lives of the women who both suffered and served during his reign. Most significant is Bathsheba’s take on her infamous tryst with David; that she did not in fact set out to be a seductress, but was actually attempting to find some privacy from prying male eyes in her own household when the troubled King David spied her across the darkened rooftops. From her perspective she was raped and placed into a cruel and untenable position by King David; subsequently suffering the ignominy of victim blaming, an issue that certainly has strong modern relevance.

Perhaps due to my secular upbringing I was fairly ignorant of Kind David’s story, therefore I found The Secret Chord to be a fascinating read. The novel has also compelled me to find out more about Biblical history from that period. I’d love to talk to a Jewish person who has read The Secret Chord to better judge what kind of an impact Brooks’ portrayal of King David has had for those who are closer to the source of his story. Would David’s overt bisexuality be a problem, or Brooks’ Feminist perspectives, or the rampant violence that led to David’s ascension to the throne? One thing this novel did remind me of is that history has indeed been mostly written by the victors, by the patriarchy and also by those who spilled the most blood. It also reminded me, somewhat sadly, that nothing much has changed in three thousand years in terms of damaging belief systems and the worst of human nature.

          Typical Egyptian Male (Part 1)   
1. He lost all his savings; Stock Market, Rayan, Private Business, you name it.
2. He would rather be with a Russian girl, or any East European nationality for that matter. She wouldn't cost him after he had lost his money.
3. You are not allowed to do what he does. And that ranges from the simple issues of smoking and friends of the opposite sex to losing your virginity before marriage.
4. Your mom sucks and you listen to everything your mom says. Ever wondered who shaped that twisted perception; it his bloody mom.
5. You are fake and you are running after him, and that's why whenever he sees you he talks about nothing except a crush over an East European girl or the "Acclaimed 100, 000 LE" he lost in the stock market.
6. He has no sense of privacy whatsoever. He can browse the files on your mobile even without your approval. If you tell him "What the hell are you doing?" His answer would be "What the hell do you have to hide?"
7. He generalizes. You girls want to marry a rich guy. You girls would make a man miserable. You girls don't wear dresses.
8. He assumes that he is god's gift from heaven to you, and you don't desreve him. Hence he asks you to go over the border for him. "We are going to live with my mom." "I am only 30 Kgs over weight." "My ex loved more than you do and you have to be like her."
9. He sends you SMSs that go like this: "Ana Ga3an". And I envy those girls who manage to resist answering by "ETFA7".
10. He always has a silly excuse; from traffic jam to the silly boss to the money he has to make to please. "Who do I do all that for? I do it for you." So does that mean that he would leave the job if you break up, or that he would work less??


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          School Administrator   

School Administration & Attendance Officer Job, 35 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only

Your new School
This comprehensive school is an 11 to 18 mixed English-medium school located in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are around 900 pupils on roll including the Sixth Form. The headteacher was appointed in 2006 & the senior leadership is comprised of the deputy headteacher & assistant headteacher. The school's ambition is to create leadership development opportunities for all staff. There is a clear alignment between self-evaluation outcomes and the school's priorities and actions for improvement. The involvement of many staff in valuable collaborative networks and the emphasis on leadership training contributes well to their professional development and the school's improvement plans.

Your new role
You will contribute to raising achievement by improving school attendance. You will monitor school attendance & persistent absences, reporting the relevant information & taking the relevant action as advised by senior leadership. This role will involve contact with a variety of audiences including internal staff, pupils, parents & the governing body.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be an experienced school administrator, fully trained in the use of SIMS - School Information Management Systems.

What you'll get in return
You will be offered an initial pay rate of £10.00 per hour and the opportunity to gain a permanent position within a school through Hays Education.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Rhondda Cynon Taff
Salary: £10.00 per Hour
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Named Pupil Teaching Assistant   

1:1 Autism Teaching Assistant required for September

Your new school
This modern Primary school in Swindon are looking for two dedicated and patient specialist teaching assistants to support an Autistic child from September. The school is located in the centre of Swindon and has only been open two academic years.

Your new job
This role will require someone who is patient and dedicated to helping SEN children. You will work 1:1 with this Autistic child alongside another Teaching Assistant to help their development in literacy and numeracy.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful you must have recent and relevant experience as an SEN teaching assistant, working with children with Autism, either in a voluntary or paid capacity. You must also have a passion for working with Early Years aged pupils and be dedicated to making a positive impact on their learning and development. You will have a Level 2 or higher qualification or alternatively extensive SEN experience supporting children in the Early Years phase who have emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) or exercise other complex and challenging behaviours. The challenges you will face day to day mean you must be a dedicated Teaching Assistant with a key passion for supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the desire to have a positive impact on building good relationships with staff and students. You will need to have good time keeping and preparation skills in order to be a fantastic asset to the school. Ideally, you will have undertaken Autism training and/or have a qualification to show this. As per Department for Education (DfE) guidelines you will need to be able to provide full identification copies and reference details from the relevant experience you have previously gained in this or a similar setting.

What you'll get in return
Not only will you receive all the support you need from a Department for Education accredited recruitment expert, while working for Hays you’ll also enjoy a range of employee benefits including access to professional development training and holiday pay. You will also receive £250 in high street vouchers every time you recommend a friend to us*

  • Terms and conditions apply*

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this 1:1 Teaching Assistant role in Wiltshire, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to the Hays Education team in Swindon, or call us now.

If a September role isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in Wiltshire, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your job search.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Swindon
Salary: £55.00 - £65.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Secondary Maths Teaching Position   

Secondary Maths Teaching Position Exeter

Your new school

The secondary school is located just outside of the cathedral city of Exeter. The school offers the potential for Maths teachers to progress to managerial positions for those who wish to advance and expand their teaching career. Within the school you will be interacting with a variety of ages and abilities making this teaching position a challenging yet rewarding role. Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) are welcome to this position.

Your new role

You will be effectively communicating and demonstrating Maths in an engaging manner. You will be planning and tailoring your class plans whilst embedding the schools values and ethos. You will need to implement and deliver a relevant and differentiated Maths curriculum to students. You will also be actively preparing students for GCSE exams.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need to have a passion for Maths and a Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) plus recent teaching references. You will also need to have excellent speaking and listening skills to apply to students of different ages and abilities.

What you'll get in return

Working as a Maths teacher within this thriving secondary school just outside of Exeter you will receive a competitive rate of pay. You will also receive the support to help progress into a managerial role.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this secondary Mathematics (Maths) teaching role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this secondary Mathematics (Maths) teacher job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new secondary teaching position in Exeter and the surrounding areas, please contact me for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Exeter
Salary: £101.90 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Children's Support Worker - Learning Disabilities   

A Residential Support Worker is required for a 3 bedded learning disabilities home based in Birmingham.

Your new company
A growing and forward thinking organisation are looking to recruit a Residential Support Worker for one of their homes in Birmingham. The service provides support and care for children and young people within learning disabilities and autism who are looking to become independent. All the residents have a detailed person centred plan which sets out their goals for developing independence. The organisation is passionate about the service they provide and the team they recruit.

Your new role
You will be supporting children and young people within a residential living environment, ensuring they receive the highest levels of care and support which is appropriate to their individual needs. The role will be located in Birmingham and these shifts will be over 7 days a week, so being flexible is really essential to the role.

What you'll need to succeed
You should have minimum 12 months experience working in a similar setting, and have completed the NVQ level 3 in Children and Young People.

What you'll get in return
You will receive a competitive salary, as well as have the chance to make a real difference to young people’s life’s, and be instrumental in developing their independence.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Birmingham
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per Annum
Hours: Full-time
Type: Permanent
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          SEN Teaching Assistant Job   

SEN Teaching Assistant | Year 6 | ASD Support | Camden | North London | Immediate start

An excellent Ofsted rated “Good” Primary School in the borough of Camden are looking for an SEN Teaching Assistant to begin after half term to offer support to a child in a year 6 class who is on the Autistic Spectrum. You will be required to support the child on a daily basis, meet Independent Learning Objectives and keep a report of the child’s progress to work with the SENDCo to provide tailored support to the child.

The child you will be supporting is independent, however may need support occasionally. Due to this, you will additionally be required to manage small groups of children in maths intervention groups which you will lead yourself. Therefore, it is very important that you have a good understanding of Mathematics and are able to teach year 6 mathematics in intervention classes.

The school is a charming and excellent primary school based in a busy area of Camden in close proximity to easy travel links and a supportive and friendly staff team. The position will be until the end of the academic year with the opportunity to continue afterwards.

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous experience of supporting a child with SEN, preferable supporting Autism, however this is not essential. You will have a proactive nature, excellent communication skills and be committed to supporting children with SEN.

If you are interested in applying for this position and fit the specification then please contact Hannah Walker on 0207 259 8770 or apply within.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --North London
Salary: £60.00 - £75.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: On-Going


          Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant Job   

Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant job | Westminster | Central & West London | September Start

Your new company
This school is a Mainstream Primary School based in the idyllic location of a residential area of Westminster. The school offers exceptional training opportunities, a warm and friendly team of staff and the security of a long term position supporting a child throughout their primary education.

Your new role
You will be a Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant supporting a child with Down Syndrome in a year 2 class on a one to one basis. You will be required to work closely with the SENCo as well as supporting the class teacher in the behaviour management of the classroom.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for this role you must be an English speaking Graduate wishing to undergo Teacher training or begin your PGCE in order to become a Teacher and be very proactive and driven. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience of supporting pupils with SEN and have excellent communication skills.

What you'll get in return
This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to gain experience within the education sector before beginning their PGCE course.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --South West London
Salary: £60.00 - £75.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: On-Going


          SEN Teaching Assistant Job, Camden   

SEN Teaching Assistant position, supporting small groups of children with SEN and running interventions

Your new company
An exciting SEN Teaching Assistant job is available at a mainstream primary school in Camden working across KS1 classes and providing SEN support and intervention support to various children.

Your new role
You will be required to work both inside the classroom and to take small groups of children for additional support at various points throughout the week. Therefore you must have a flexible nature and be willing to work with children with various academic abilities.

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal applicant will have previous experience of supporting a variety of SEN and will strive to offer outstanding support to pupils in line with the schools ethos. You will also have referenceable experience working within a similar position and have a flexible and ambitious nature.

What you'll get in return
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to quickly expand upon their current experiences and support a variety of children. You will also have the opportunity to undertake training and development.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --North London
Salary: £60.00 - £75.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: On-Going


          Behavioural Support Teaching Assistant Job   

Behavioural Support Teaching Assistant position based in Islington to support a child in a KS2 class

Your new company
You will be working in a large primary school in Islington which boasts an Ofsted rating of Good with Outstanding features and an excellent and supportive staff team.

Your new role
You will be working in a KS2 class supporting a child with severe Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and ensuring the child’s safety and security is upheld. You will be offering academic support to the class and offering support on a 1:1 basis to an EBD pupil, building a strong rapport and assisting with their emotional and academic development.

What you'll need to succeed
This is a challenging role and so it is essential that you have relevant experience and are dedicated to the support and development of children. Therefore the ideal candidate for this job will have extensive experience of supporting emotional and behavioural difficulties, have a patient and calm nature and have the ability to build a relationship quickly and efficiently in order to interact well with the child.

What you'll get in return
Each area of London has a dedicated consultant who will ensue that you find the right job based on your location preference. We have partnership agreements with over 200 schools in London and know well in advance what teaching assistant vacancies schools have coming up. We also offer competitive pay rates that are negotiable based on experience. We also offer free CPD training to all our teachers and support staff to ensure they are classroom ready. You will have one Consultant taking care of you so that you know exactly who to contact when you need to. We have teaching assistants and teachers who have worked with us for years and always come back to us when they are ready for their next career move. Our open door policy and complete transparency on all matters is one of our most unique qualities.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --North London
Salary: £65.00 - £85.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: On-Going


          Support Worker - Autism   

Hays Social Care are looking for experienced Support Workers for a number of clients around Basingstoke

Exciting new role for experienced Support Workers in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

Our Client is looking for a number of Support Workers to join their teams.

You will be working with adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. Supporting them and promoting their independence in the community. Helping them live a fulfilled life. This is a great opportunity for a caring and passionate person who wants to give back and get the satisfaction of making someone else's life better.

To succeed in this position you will need to be open to shift work and cover, have 6 months experience and hold an NVQ Level 2/3 in Health and Social Care. You will need to be passionate about people. You will have to be resilient and proactive, coming up with good ideas for the residents. Being able to drive is a bonus.

A successful candidate will receive a competitive hourly rate paid every week, holiday pay, opportunities to progress, and a free DBS check.

If you're interested in this role, click "apply now" to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this role isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Basingstoke & Deane
Salary: £7.00 - £11.00 per Hour
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Interim Assistant Headteacher, KS2 - Primary   

Interim AHT job from September 2017 with responsibilities for KS2, in a mainstream primary school, NE London

Your new school
A 3 form entry, mainstream primary school graded 'Good' by OFSTED in its most recent inspection with 'Leadership and Management' graded 'Outstanding'. Pupils are fully engaged in their lessons and achieve good results, above the national average. The school benefits from a strong leadership team, committed to the welfare and professional development of all its staff.

Your new job
You will have responsibility for Key Stage 2, targeting under-performance to maximise academic attainment and progress. You will collaborate with your colleagues to promote the school's values and culture and you will assist the SLT in the smooth day-to-day management of the school.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified teacher, able to demonstrate outstanding inclusive teaching in the classroom. You will have good leadership skills with experience of line managing colleagues within an educational context. You will have a passion for providing excellent education to all pupils, and a drive to be involved in all aspects of school life.

What you'll get in return
The opportunity to develop your school leadership career in a caring and supportive school. An OFSTED 'Outstanding' leadership team that provides CPD opportunities for all of its staff. An inner London salary on the Leadership point scale and the opportunity to teach enthusiastic children with a passion for learning.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Annie Moss or Tim Field for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --East London
Salary: £200.00 - £350.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Starting 01/09/2017
Duration: Ongoing


          The Ultimate Guide To Writing The Perfect Privacy Policy For Your Blog   

Do you have a blog/website without a privay page? Well, if your answer is yes; you might be leading yourself into a bigger problem. If you are a blogger, it is mandatory that you write a privacy policy for your blog. This is a way to show the uniqueness of your blog aside from some […]

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          Teaching Assistant Job - Full-time   

Teaching Assistant job - full time, one year minimum, 1:1 support - start date September - Cardiff

A growing mainstream primary school in Cardiff currently have a job vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to work on a one to one basis with a pupil with ASD within the Foundation Phase, to commence on a full time basis in September 2017.

This school has been recently rated “Green” by Cardiff Education Authority. Staff at the school work very closely together to ensure a high standard of teaching and learning provision, whilst creating and maintaining a friendly and positive learning environment for pupils. The staff at the school are extremely friendly, and are looking to welcome a new LSA to their team, to support in continuing to drive the success of the school forward.

As a one to one LSA, you will be supporting the child with the delivery of activities based around learning and developmental milestones, as set out by the class teacher. You will need to be able work very closely with the class teacher to identify areas where the child need additional support, providing feedback to the class teacher where appropriate as well as working with the teacher to plan and prepare resources.

The right person for the job will be empathetic and understanding and will nurture/support the child in all aspects, including emotional support. You will support the child with an inclusion-based approach, assisting the child in part-taking in wider class/group activities, supporting the development of social interaction and communication skills.

I am looking for someone who is genuinely passionate about supporting children with additional needs, who will be committed to the child and supporting the child’s development in all aspects. The right person for this job will be dedicated to having a positive impact on the child and the child’s educational experience and will forge a strong bond with the child so as to facilitate an effective working relationship. You will develop a good understanding of the child, and be able to tune into their needs, so as best to support them.

In order to apply for this position it is essential that you have the following;

An NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification (or equivalent/above)
Proven experience of working with children within a mainstream primary school environment Experience of working within the Foundation Phase and a good knowledge of early years education/development Experience of supporting pupils with ASD – any training in relation to work in this capacity is desirable but not essential.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
An adaptable and pro-active attitude
The ability to work as part of a team to create a positive and progressive learning environment An empathetic and understanding approach A dedicated and committed attitude and a good work ethic A genuine passion for working with children and supporting children with additional needs The ability to work on initiative

The school are looking to arrange informal interviews/trials for this position ASAP. If you would like to apply for this job, please send your up-to-date CV, detailing your skills and experience today. Please ensure that your CV details all relevant skills/experience/qualifications that are required as outlined above.

Please note that you will not be shortlisted for this job if you do not meet the above criteria. Our ability to put you forward for this job will be subject to satisfactory references and documentation.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Cardiff
Salary: £50.00 - £55.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: 1 Year Plus


          Support Worker   

Experienced Support Worker Job In Basingstoke working with Adults with learning difficulties. 3 month contract

Your new company
As one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations they support people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs,and are driven by their values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything they do, wanting every person they support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes. They are always working to improve standards and looking to enable the people they support to live as active citizens, playing their part in our communities.

Your new role
You will be working with adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours in a residential and supported living setting.You will be promoting the independence of the residents, supporting them in the community and helping them to live fulfilled lives. You will be handling their personal care, finances and activities.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this position you will need to be open to shift cover, have at least 6 months experience in the last 2 years in Support Work, Hold an NVQ Level 2/3 in Heath and Social Care.

You will be resilient, being able to bounce back from any situation you face, show real initiative in decision making, and be proactive. Being passionate in helping others less fortunate than yourself and making the residents days fulfilling are key parts of this job.

What you'll get in return
In return you will receive a competitive hourly rate paid every week. Holiday pay and a free DBS check. You will also receive the satisfaction of making someone else's life more complete.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: Hampshire
Salary: £7.00 - £8.00 per Hour
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Nursery Practitioner   

Nursery Practitioner job in Private Day Nursery - Cheltenham

Your new company
You will be working a small, cosy, homely environment that has a baby room, toddler room and two pre-school rooms. The nursery is open from 7:30pm-6pm where the day is structured to ensure that children have a regular routine of snack time, lunch , sleep time and dinner time whilst fun, interesting activities that are based around the EYFS are integrated throughout the day. The nursery has some onsite parking but also has local residential areas where you can park plus good public transport links.

Your new role
You’ll be responsible for a group of key children aged 3-5 years old. The nursery is a smaller home from home nursery but has had an increase in children levels; therefore your role has been created to meet the demands. They are seeking to secure continuity for the children and therefore require the successful candidate to ideally work 40 hours between 8 – 6, Monday- Friday. Ideally the role will begin as soon as possible but would wait for the right practitioner for this role.

What you'll need to succeed
Your previous experience in a similar role within an Early Years setting will lead to your success. You will require a level 3 qualifications in childcare. You can be newly qualified in childcare as this nursery is open to training and developing their staff. You will have a track record of planning activities, observations and recording preferably within a similar age.

What you'll get in return
The salaries within this nursery increase with added responsibility. The manager there prides themselves on supporting professional development through in-house training. You’ll be offered a competitive salary, based on your experience and performance at interview. You’ll receive the training and support you require to settle into this nurseries routine through on the job training. You’ll be open to many promotion opportunities as the nursery is part of a chain of 3 private day nurseries in Bristol.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: £8.41 - £10.20 per Hour
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Part-time Teacher   

Part time Key Stage 2 Teacher, 2/3 days a week NEWPORT.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to make an impact as a teacher at a school in Newport. The school has 400 pupils, with a Learning Support Centre and Nursery. The school has a supportive network of staff and parents.

The role is for a part time and long term job starting in as soon as possible. The ability to be able to adapt and ensure the continuity of the pupils learning, is essential. You will be responsible for teaching from the national curriculum as well as marking and ensuring that the high standard of teaching while working alongside teaching assistants, to integrate the learning and continue elevating the children's development and progression to a high standard.

Classroom management will be of definite advantage to your success in this position as well as previous experience in being a Key Stage Two Teacher. You will have previous planning and marking experience, as well as delivering innovative and creative lessons that will encourage the pupils development. This is an opportunity to propel you career forward whilst being encouraged by a supportive network of colleagues and parents. Both enthusiastic newly qualified and dedicated experienced teachers will be considered for this position.

You will be paid £90 - £110 a day depending on your previous experience, and will have the opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and passionate team. It is accessible via public transport and has parking on site, if driving. The school will provide support and guidance in ensuring that you are supported throughout your time in the school.

What you need to do next

If you're interested in this primary teaching job, forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this primary teaching job in Newport isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a primary teacher role, then please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Newport
Salary: £90.00 - £110.00 per Day
Hours: Full-time
Type: Temporary or Contract
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


          Deputy Care Manager   

Deputy Care Manager - Southampton - £20000 - £28000 Dependeing on experience

We have upcoming opportunities for Deputy Care Managers across Southampton and the local area.

Your new company
Hays Social Care works closely with a number of local authorities, community projects, registered charities and residential care homes, to provide them with all of their staffing needs, with our constant focus on customer service to both our clients and workers we have become a well-respected market leader in many areas. With Hays you will be assigned your own specialist consultant for Social Care, they will assist you with any queries you may have and will be dedicated to finding you employment that is right for you.

Your new role
You will work closely with your Manager and undertake delegated tasks of responsibility for the day to day management ensuring that outstanding standards of care are achieved. You will also be responsible for the overall management in the manager’s absence which will challenge your skills, knowledge and experience. You will have a proven track record of working with people with various difficulties and needs. You will support and lead your staff team and ensure they are effectively deployed to provide regular supervision to the people we support.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be an experienced Deputy Manager who holds an NVQ level 3 or 4 in Health & Social Care. You will have a strong passion and commitment to delivering the best quality care and service within the CQC regulations and requirements. You will have excellent organisation and communication skills to help your staff with the various care plans. You will have strong leadership skills and want to succeed, and you will be ready to take on a new challenge to help develop yourself and your team.

What you'll get in return

You’ll be offered a competitive salary based on your experience whilst working within a rewarding environment, which will help you build your knowledge and skills, you’ll enjoy working with your ambitious team who will support you with your career progress.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Location: --Southampton
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per Annum
Hours: Full-time
Type: Permanent
Starting: Immediately
Duration: Ongoing


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The widespread demand for online privacy, also fueled by widely-publicized demonstrations of session hijacking attacks against popular websites (see Firesheep), has spearheaded the increasing deployment of HTTPS. However, many websites still avoid ubiquitous encryption due to performance or compatibility issues. The prevailing approach in these cases is to force critical functionality and sensitive data access […]
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z world wud be wonderful wen ppl start to learn : focusing on their own goals & lives. Be civilized & stop watching others. They are a charming couple. They are happy, so why don't ppl relax & back off. It's their life & their privacy. They are humanbeings just like everyone else.
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          Privacy, Simplified   
So, there’s a lot of talk on the Internet about privacy. Some people say that privacy is only desired by those who have something to hide. Some people insist that privacy is a human right that should never be violated without consent. There’s only one problem with this whole debate: what is privacy, and why … Continue reading
          On Privacy   
Here is why intruding on my privacy, and the privacy of millions of other people living in America, is wrong on its face: it is not that I have something to hide--it's that I have everything to lose.

And when the intruder is the State, with its ominous, full-on power to destroy any individual by accident or intent (because as said destroyed individual will tell you, the results are the same), that which an individual has to lose can be significant, and the results of his having lost it, life-altering.

The notion of "innocent until proven guilty" underpins our jurisprudence for a good reason. The burden of proof is not, and should never be, on me: I should not have to prove a negative, that I am not something bad, that I'm not doing something bad. I simply am. I exist.

Thus, if I am suspected of wrongdoing, well, prove it in court. Prove it in accordance with the laws that, however imperfect, have managed to convict and imprison serial killers, armed robbers, and terrorists alike (at least they did until the Patriot Act afforded the State an easy, lazy way to do an end-run around the Constitution).  But if I am simply existing, minding my own business, communicating with my family, friends, and business associates, the State should have no right to monitor my words--not the time when, or location where, they were written or spoken; not the frequency with which some recipients (as opposed to others) crop up on some concocted list of my associates; and certainly not the words themselves.

That is--or rather, was--the point of having warrants: to protect those who are merely existing from intrusion into their private, personal lives by the State. By setting forth very specific requirements, most saliently probable cause, that must be met before allowing intrusive evidence-gathering that disrupts an individual's security and privacy.

Proper warrants, too, not bullshit rubberstamped-anytime-anyplace-totally-unspecific-to-any-one-crime-applicable-to-countless-millions-of-citizens-FISA-warrants that are issued in secret.

The only reason all this is happening is this: we're allowing it.

The existence of secret courts with secret rulings--much like secret police--does not bode well for the health of our democracy. And when the death rattle kicks in, we will not be able to blame the terrorists. The government is us.  We are the ones who harvested, processed, and swallowed our own hemlock, because someone, somewhere, convinced us that the potion would protect us from all evil, and damn if he didn't make a pretty penny in so doing.
          Feedback from Fellow Project Managers   

I sometimes get e-mails from those in or trying to get in to the field of project management. Here are a couple of the recent ones with the names changed in respect of their privacy. Aside from the kind words, I think it could re-assuring [...]

Feedback from Fellow Project Managers was originally published on Infolific. All rights reserved.


          Unwarranted email-snooping ruled unconstitutional in 2010   
 
I was poking around in some 4th Amendment case law online and came across a relatively recent (2010) ruling (.pdf) by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. It's a solidly pro-civil liberties ruling that seems tailor-made for the files of whoever wants to challenge the legality of the NSA's unwarranted domestic surveillance programs.

The case was United States. v. Warshak et. al., and it involved the prosecution of Steven and Harriet Warshak, owners of Enzyte (a herb-based "male enhancement" supplement). The court upheld Warshak's conviction, more-or-less, because of the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule (whereby law enforcement is recognized to have been doing its job and following the law as it existed then).

(I will note here that I vehemently disagree with the so-called "good faith exception".)

However--and this is encouraging--the court ruled as unconstitutional the very statutes that enabled the prosecution's secret evidence-gathering.

Circuit Judge Keith, concurring (emphasis mine) (the last couple of lines are my favorites):

     Following NuVox’s policy, the provider would have destroyed Warshak’s old emails but for the government’s request that they maintain all current and prospective emails for almost a year without Warshak’s knowledge. In practice, the government used the statute as a means to monitor Warshak after the investigation started without his knowledge and without a warrant. Such a practice is no more than back-door wiretapping. I doubt that such actions, if contested directly in court, would withstand the muster of the Fourth Amendment. Email, much like telephone, provides individuals with a means to communicate in private. See Warshak v. United States , 490 F.3d 455, 469-70 (6th Cir. 2007), vacated , 532 F.3d 521 (6th Cir. 2008) (en banc). The government cannot use email collection as a means to monitor citizens without a warrant anymore than they can tap a telephone line to monitor citizens without a warrant. The purpose of § 2703, along with the Stored Communications Act as a whole, is to maintain the boundaries between a citizen’s reasonable expectation of privacy and crime prevention in light of quickly advancing technology. S. Rep. 99-541, at 4. To interpret § 2703(f) as having both a retroactive and prospective effect would be contrary to the purpose of the statute as a whole.

     While it was not the issue in today’s decision, a policy whereby the government requests emails prospectively without a warrant deeply concerns me. I am furthermore troubled by the majority’s willingness to disregard the current reading of § 2703(f) without concern for future analysis of this statute.

Thoughts?

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          How Far Will the Court Go?   
The court confronts questions of religious discrimination, privacy, equality for same-sex couples, and voting rights. This article originally appeared in The New York Review of Books. The 2016-2017 term, which concluded on Monday, opened with eight justices and every expectation that, after Hillary Clinton was elected, the Court’s balance would soon tilt liberal for the first time in four decades. Then Donald Trump won, Neil Gorsuch was appointed to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat, and the Court once again had a five-member conservative majority. The Court had fewer headline-grabbing cases this term than in prior years, but it nonetheless decided several important cases—certainly enough for Gorsuch to show his colors, which thus far are deep red.  As Adam Liptak of The New York Times has noted, the Court was more united than ever this term, largely because, with eight justices for much of the time, it strove to achieve consensus…
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          Personal Assistant / Caregiver - Home Health care / Mastercare / Honolulu, HI   
Mastercare/Honolulu, HI

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Service Supervisor, the PA is responsible for the care of a registered Mastercare Inc. client in the privacy of the clients own home. Caregiver will visit the client's home and perform quality, compassionate care within scope of clients care plan.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Pass a physical examination after being offered employment and health assessment annually thereafter

Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Must be able to follow direction and accurately report to the Field Supervisor an changes in the clients condition

Must be emotionally stable and able to display a caring attitude toward clients and their medical needs

Essential Duties :

Follow current written plan of care as established by Service Supervisor

Assists in making their clients' lives easier and more comfortable

Light housekeeping

Plans and prepares meals for client

Assists in grocery shopping as needed

Provides companionship and emotional support

Assists and escorts to and from appointments / errands

Assist and escorts to recreational events & outings. Participates in activities and functions as directed

Helps maintain medication schedules

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          Google Hit With Record $22.5-Million Fine For Safari Tracking   
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          Google Pays $22.5 Million To Settle Apple Safari Charges   
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
          Google To Pay $22.5M Fine Over Privacy Practices   
Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.
          Google Agrees To Pay Record Fine for Privacy Violations   
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