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          Comentário em O descaramento não pede desculpa por JMS   
Com os cortes (hoje em dia "cativacoes") que este suposto "governo" anda a fazer, com as alterações das chefias da ANPC para agradar a alguns militares de carreira para que não chateiem muito, para repor salários e pensões a uma enorme minoria, para repor as 35 horas de trabalho a alguns funcionários públicos (outros são funcionários públicos mas de 2a.), deixar o SNS à beira da ruptura (mais uma vez - qualquer dia os fornecedores cortam o crédito, nunca é demais relembrar - outra vez!), ir além do que era pedido por Bruxelas para cumprir o défice, não podemos esperar grande coisa deste alegado miserável "governo" que temos, a não ser rezar e que consigam evitar outras desgraças já que, pelo simples facto de existir, esta geringonça não fosse uma completa catástrofe.
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Samedi Ah, la miséricorde des sacrées nuits du Ramadhan ! Démonstration, à l’APN, Abdelmadjid Tebboune annonce en soirée que le président Abdelaziz Bouteflika a «donné instruction pour organiser une session spéciale du bac pour les élèves exclus de la dernière session du bac pour raison de retard». En plus de constituer un désaveu à la logique que voulait imposer la ministre de l’Education, Nouria Benghabrit, cette magnanimité présidentielle a provoqué une onde de choc : certains demandent même d’instaurer une session de rattrapage pour tout et pour rien. Comme le site satirique El Manchar qui annonce que «Bouteflika ordonne l’organisation d’une seconde session du Ramadhan pour les non-jeûneurs qui pour des raisons religieuses ou idéologiques ont refusé de jeûner pendant le le mois sacré, mais aussi les musulmans qui, distraits, ont mangé ou bu après al imsaak».   Tebboune toujours : le PM annonce aussi la prochaine installation d’une «commission nationale consultative» pour l’examen du dossier du soutien destiné aux catégories démunies de la société, chargée de l’élaboration des lois et mesures à même de permettre le ciblage des personnes ouvrant droit au soutien de l’Etat dans le cadre des efforts visant à consacrer le caractère social de l’Etat. Pour résumer, consulter certains pour savoir à qui on maintient les subventions. Parler à qui ? A ceux que le gouvernement choisira. Pas plus. Dimanche C’est l’Aïd, la fête, les bisous, les gâteaux et les gastros ! Débats éternels sur le taux de commerçants qui ont ouvert, avec, en toute honnêteté, un mieux par rapport aux années écoulées (à Alger cela dit). Mais il y avait autre chose à célébrer aussi en ce jour : la mémoire de Matoub Lounès ! Chez lui, à Taourirt Moussa, ils étaient des milliers, selon nos collègues de Kabylie, venus rendre hommage au Rebelle, assassiné le 25 juin 1998. Cette semaine a son cortège des hommages et des douleurs : Matoub le 25, Boudiaf le 29 ! Des assassinats qui, au-delà des enquêtes ou des commissions, des récits des uns et des autres, restent comme des points de fixation des tensions entre peuple et gouvernants. Au-delà de l’obsession légitime de la vérité, s’impose la volonté de juger un système volatile et impuni, incapable de s’autocritiquer, incapable de produire de l’avenir. Lundi Des youyous et d’inutiles feux d’artifice en préparation. Le taux de réussite à l’examen du Brevet d’enseignement moyen (BEM) (session juin 2017) a atteint 56,33% au niveau national. Mais pour le ministère de l’Education, ce taux est quand même jugé «relativement faible». A la Chaîne III de la radio étatique, Samia Mezaïb, directrice de l’évaluation et de la prospection au ministère de l’Education, a expliqué que la faiblesse relative des réussites résulte du cumul de plusieurs facteurs, dont celui des programmes élaborés «dans l’urgence», ainsi que la formation des enseignants qui n’a pas toujours été à la hauteur des dispositions de la nouvelle réforme de l’enseignement. La responsable pointe également les manquements en termes de formation en mathématiques chez les enseignants. Au moins, nous avons un secteur qui s’évalue et fait dans l’autocritique. C’est déjà ça, même sous le 4e mandat !   Mardi Il y a quelque chose de gênant chez Mme Saïda Benhabylès, présidente du Croissant-Rouge algérien. Quand elle se déplace pour visiter des migrants installés dans un campement à Alger-Est, elle tente de prononcer de grands discours («L’Algérie est en train de gérer avec courage les erreurs stratégiques des grandes puissances qui sont à l’origine de nombreux drames humanitaires»), et elle rentre dans le mur de la propagande infantile en disant que la campagne haineuse est orchestrée pour «salir l’image de l’Algérie» ! A part quelques groupuscules d’extrême droite en Europe et des débiles droitiers en France, qui vous cherche la petite bête ? Des Algériens, stupides et intolérants, il en existe : faudra leur parler à eux et non pas nous bassiner encore et encore avec «l’image de l’Algérie». Car, entre nous, qui fait le plus mal à l’image du pays ? N’est-ce pas le régime et ses petits voyous satellitaires ? L’occasion ici, par ailleurs, de rappeler l’engagement de Tebboune sur la régularisation des migrants (car c’est de cela qu’il s’agit, sauf erreur d’interprétation de sa déclaration vendredi soir à l’APN) : cela représenterait un symbole magnifique de notre solidarité obligatoire avec nos amis migrants, tous les migrants, tous les étrangers sur cette terre d’Algérie que nos martyrs ont rêvé fraternelle.   Mercredi Abdelmadjid Tebboune, nostalgique des années où le cinéma algérien twistait avec le succès mondial, a une belle idée : relancer l’industrie cinématographique algérienne. «Il y avait une industrie (cinématographique), nous allons la reprendre, l’Algérie était leader à l’échelle arabe et africaine dans le domaine du cinéma (…) Nous avons toutes les compétences et ressources humaines, il manque juste quelques moyens matériels qui seront remis aux mains de la famille du cinéma», a déclaré Tebboune. Alors quelques remarques, surtout concernant le dernier point en parlant des «quelques moyens matériels» : surtout ne donnez rien à personne alors que le secteur de la culture est miné par une effroyable corruption, où seuls les amis du ministère des hauteurs des Anassers sont les seuls bénéficiaires. Ceux, véritables héritiers du grand cinéma innovant et combatif algérien, ceux qui raflent des prix ailleurs et du mépris des bureaucrates ici, ceux-là sont hors radar des systèmes de rapine, heureusement, de la culture officielle qui bouffe des milliards pour de creux biopics ou de la propagande ! Si vous voulez relancer le cinéma, Monsieur Tebboune, faut s’occuper sérieusement des brutes et des truands. Jeudi «Ni la démagogie, ni les basses manœuvres n’ont pu empêcher la déconfiture d’un régime maintenu coûte que coûte, au mépris de toutes les aspirations et de tous les espoirs du peuple algérien. L’élimination de Ben Bella démontre en outre la justesse de nos positions. Mais le changement intervenu à Alger ne peut nous satisfaire. C’est tout le système qui était condamné et qui doit disparaître. Le mécontentement légitime des masses algériennes et leurs revendications constantes montrent que jamais elles n’accepteront comme solution à leurs problèmes la perpétuation du benbellisme même sans Ben Bella. La catastrophe économique exige une transformation totale des structures et des méthodes existantes. Nous irons tout droit à une dictature forcenée ou à une ‘‘congolisation’’ désastreuse si des solutions politiques ne sont pas dégagées dans les plus brefs délais ; il ne peut y avoir de demi-solutions, il faut que l’Algérie ait à sa tête un véritable pouvoir révolutionnaire et socialiste, issu des masses laborieuses, capable de promouvoir une politique hardie et réaliste et de parer aux urgences les plus flagrantes». Mohamed Boudiaf, déclaration après le coup d’Etat militaire du colonel Mohamed Boukharouba du 19 juin 1965.
          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


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          Los creadores de Cuphead tuvieron que rehipotecar su casa para ampliar el juego   
El estudio pasó de tener 3 trabajadores a 20.

Cuphead ha sido uno de los títulos destacados de este E3 2017. Con sus gráficos que recuerdan a la animación de los años 20 y 30, no parece que su equipo de desarrollo, StudioMDHR, las tuviera todas consigo para poner en marcha la creación de este título.

"Dejamos nuestros trabajos, rehipotecamos nuestras casas y empezamos a ampliar el equipo"

Durante una entrevista con GamesRadar, los creadores de Cuphead, Chad y Jared Moldenhauer, revelaron que tuvieron que rehipotecar sus casas después del E3 2015 - año en el que el título fue jugable por primera vez - para obtener los fondos que necesitaban para ampliar el juego.

"Mi hermano y yo dejamos nuestros trabajos, rehipotecamos nuestras casas y empezamos a ampliar el equipo", explicaban. "Esta fue nuestra oportunidad para orientar el juego hacia donde queríamos".

En busca del juego que querían desarrollar


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Cuphead no tuvo un buen recibimiento en el E3 2015. En ese momento, el título se componía por batallas contra diversos jefes. Durante la EB Expo de ese mismo año, donde Cuphead también volvió a ser jugable, la recepción volvió a ser negativa. Esto fue lo que empujó a los hermanos Moldenhauer a tomar las duras decisiones descritas.

Ahora, StudioMDHR ha pasado de tener 3 personas a 20. Esto incluye un artista y pintores digitales, dos puestos de trabajo indispensables para dar vida al estilo de Cuphead.

Para leer la entrevista íntegra, os invitamos a visitar el siguiente enlace.

Como un clásico


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Cuphead se espera que esté disponible el 29 de septiembre tanto en PC como en Xbox One. Los jugadores se moverán por un mapa lleno de secretos y misiones secundarias. En total, el juego ofrecerá 30 jefes finales a los que tendrán que enfrentarse.

Para saber más de este título, os invitamos a leer nuestras impresiones en el siguiente enlace.

Los creadores de Cuphead tuvieron que rehipotecar su casa para ampliar el juego
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Hi Toby, just wanted to let you know that you are still on my radar. I've been extremely busy lately with work and revising my novel. But I'm very interesting in reading your thoughts on consciousness sometime soon. It's always refreshing to find I'm not the only one thinking about these things. Sincerely, Julien Haller
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          Un accident de la route rare tue deux chevaux et blesse deux cavaliers au sud de Toulouse   
C’est un accident rarissime qui a profondément choqué les victimes et les témoins, jeudi 22 juin à Montbrun-Lauragais, au sud de Toulouse, en Haute-Garonne. Deux chevaux sont morts percutés violemment par une voiture et deux cavalières ont été sérieusement blessées, sur la RD24 en direction de Corronsac.

Vers 22h45, un groupe de six cavaliers, escorté par une camionnette, quittait le marché nocturne organisé à Montbrun-Lauragais, petit village perché sur les collines entre le canal du Midi et la rivière Ariège. Les cavaliers, originaires de Venerque et habitués des lieux, rentraient chez eux en empruntant principalement des chemins "hormis un petit tronçon de route départementale, raconte Gérard Bolet, le maire de Montbrun-Lauragais. Ils circulaient sur le bas-côté, à gauche de la route pour faire face à d’éventuelles voitures comme le feraient des piétons", précise-t-il.

"Cette voiture a déboulé à toute vitesse"

À proximité, un groupe d’amis étaient attablés en terrasses alors que la canicule frappait la région en ce premier jour de l’été. "Nous avons distinctement entendu le clic clac des sabots sur le bitume. Nous avons alors vu un cortège de 6 chevaux montés par leurs cavaliers, éclairé par le camion blanc du propriétaire, phares et warnings allumés pour bien les signaler, raconte Christelle Segers, une des témoins de la scène. Chaque cavalier portait un gilet réfléchissant jaune et une bombe sur la tête. Ce convoi était parfaitement visible et se déplaçait calmement au pas". Un équipement vivement recommandé mais pas obligatoire.
Alors que la route est droite et éclairée à cet endroit, une voiture a surgi et a renversé les deux premiers chevaux. "Cette voiture a déboulé à toute vitesse, se souvient Christelle Segers. Le bruit du choc nous a fait tout de suite réagir, tant c’était fort. Un des chevaux a littéralement volé dans les airs, de même que son cavalier, pour ensuite en faucher un autre avant d’aller s’arrêter sur le bas-côté".

Un cheval tué sur le coup et l'autre euthanasié

Prévenus, deux gendarmes se sont rendus sur les lieux alors que les riverains portaient les premiers secours. Le conducteur de la voiture, un homme de 34 ans, a été entendu par les gendarmes. Selon plusieurs sources, il conduisait en état d'ébriété. Une enquête est ouverte pour connaître les circonstances exactes de l'accident. Les blessés ont été pris en charge par les pompiers. Deux cavaliers ont été hospitalisés: une femme qui est sortie aujourd'hui de l'hôpital pour des douleurs rénales et quatre côtes cassées et un homme pour des plaies importantes nécessitant la pose de six points de suture. Les quatre autres cavaliers, dont une jeune fille de 12 ans, ont été, eux, très traumatisés.

Côté chevaux, un animal a été tué sur le coup et l’autre a dû être euthanasié deux heures plus tard par un vétérinaire venu sur place, en pleine nuit. Ce qui a fortement choqué Christelle Segers : "Le cheval avait les pattes brisées. La pauvre bête s’est débattue et a longtemps agonisé avant l’arrivée du vétérinaire. Les gendarmes ne pouvaient-ils pas l’achever avec leur arme ?", s’interroge-t-elle. La réponse est non. "Seul un vétérinaire a l’autorisation d’euthanasier un animal", répond la gendarmerie.



Trois jours pour évacuer les chevaux morts

Bouleversés, Christelle Segers et ses amis, se demandent pourquoi cette intervention a été si longue et si mal coordonnée, selon eux. "Il a fallu attendre plus de deux heures le vétérinaire et l’ambulance. L’équarrisseur n’est passé que lundi après-midi pour enlever les chevaux que nous avons dû nous-même dégager de la route à 3h30 du matin. Avec la chaleur, l’odeur était insupportable pendant plus de trois jours, racontent les témoins. Heureusement qu’il y a eu cette solidarité spontanée de notre part".

Pour le maire de Montbrun-Lauragais, Gérard Bolet, la situation totalement exceptionnelle explique le sentiment ressenti par les témoins de l’accident. "Nous étions mobilisés. Mon adjoint a passé la nuit sur place et est revenu plusieurs fois après. J’avais obtenu du conseil départemental de limiter la vitesse sur cette route à 70 km/h. L’éclairage de la chaussée a été installé. Des radars pédagogiques doivent l’être également très prochainement. Concernant l’équarrisseur, il n’y en a qu’un habilité à faire ce type d’intervention dans toute la Haute-Garonne, d’où cette attente pour évacuer le corps des animaux", explique l’élu. Même son de cloche chez les gendarmes où un militaire expérimenté affirme qu’en 30 ans de métier il n’a jamais été confronté à un accident de la route impliquant des chevaux "Mais il y a beaucoup d’émotion suite à ce drame et je le comprends", affirme Gérard Bolet.




Un accident de la route rare tue deux chevaux et blesse deux cavaliers au sud de Toulousehttp://www.ladepeche.fr/communes/montbrun-lauragais,31366.html


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          Hidden Square Formation Found Within Avebury Stones   
AVEBURY, ENGLAND—Archaeologists working at Avebury, the Neolithic stone circle in Wiltshire thought to be the world's largest, have uncovered a mysterious square formation at the site's center, according to a report in The Guardian. Using radar technology, a team led by University of Leicester's Mark Gillings uncovered hidden stones marking the footprint of what they believe was a wooden building dating to around 3500 B.C. Gillings and his colleagues have concluded that the square, which measures nearly 100 feet on each side, formed a monument to what must have been a very important structure. The find may also solve a riddle that has challenged researchers since the 1930s, when the marmalade magnate Alexander Keiller conducted major exavations at Avebury. Keiller found several buried standing stones placed in a line leading to an upright obelisk, as well as postholes and grooves indicating the existence of a building. Gillings now believes that what Keiller assumed to be a medieval structure was in fact the original Neolithic building around which the entire circle developed over centuries. To read more on Neolithic henges, including Avebury, go to “The World of Stonehenge.”
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01. Juli 2017
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Sem fé é impossível agradar a Deus, e para manter a fé e agradando á Deus tem que sacrificar a sua vida todos os dias. Que Deus abençoe o sr Bispo.


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Selain sebagai pemilih karya ke Festival Filem Cannes, Pierre Rissient juga merupakan sutradara, penerbit, pengedar dan penasihat kepada beberapa sutradara terbaik dunia, antaranya Jane Campion iaitu sutradara filem unggul bertajuk The Piano.
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I'm watching CNN with my cat while eating Halloween candy ...so basically  I'm  80 and 5 at the same time. With that self revelation, I realize that I have no justification for the things that I'm into these days. 

What's on my radar this month:
The clerk at Sports Basement was ringing me up and sporting this super adorable Cupcake Beanie. I didn't know if it was crazy hat day at SB or maybe just getting in the mood for Halloween, but her awesome hat style made my day and I'm considering the small investment!

Ok, maybe it would look cuter on my niece.


Cutest cupcake beanie

Taylor Swift's new CD came out yesterday and is it weird that I was so excited?  She also has cute Keds at Nordies that would be perfect to sport the Nantucket Kennedy style that I'm always into.





Taylor Swift's Keds at Nordies


Lastly, I was super excited to find PJ Salvage's cupcake robe at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago. I was even more excited to see that Rachel was wearing it on Glee in the season premiere last month! Quite the cosmic connection if I do say so:)

PJ Salvage cozy cupcake robe


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Reed Timmer + Aurora, Nebraska Tornado

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

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

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

In other news, I have just found out via printing at whcc.com that my monitor is way off on calibration. So if your monitor is calibrated correctly, my images probably seem very dark. To fix this problem, I'm calibrating it today with a ridiculously expensive program, so that I can print some photos in the future.
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Bendrasis pagalbos centras informuoja, kad yra pasiruošęs nuo 2017 m. liepos 1 d. reaguoti į medicininius pagalbos prašymus, gautus numeriu 112 Vilniaus greitosios medicinos pagalbos stoties aptarnaujamoje teritorijoje. Jei nuo minėtos dienos Vilniaus greitosios medicinos pagalbos stoties centralizuota dispečerinė nebedirbs įprastu režimu, vadovaujantis 2017 m. sausio 19 d. Bendrojo pagalbos centro ir greitųjų medicinos pagalbos stočių bendradarbiavimo ir sąveikos užtikrinimo […]
          Final Major Project: Missguided Magazine (Sports Luxe)   
Hi!

I haven't posted anything in a while, after the stress of my dissertation I had a few weeks to just chill and do nothing! I have now started my final major project unit which is so daunting as I'm near to the end of my degree! For my FMP I will be creating a magazine for the brand Missguided, I'm not working with the brand for this project (I wish I was!) I will be however creating a magazine which would be for them if they produced one! I have a lot of exciting things planned, with a trip to London Fashion Week trend spotting and I'm also planning the first shoot for next week! For my first shoot I'm going to be focusing on the trend of Sports Luxe, it has resurfaced on the fashion radar season after season, with this S/S 14 being no exception. Like my previous dissertation shoot I will be doing the styling and my friend James Robinson will be doing the photography. I have put together two mood boards: an inspiration moodboard and also a moodboard with the outfits I have put together, I haven't included any jewellery as of yet as I'll be doing that once the clothing has arrived!



 



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  - The novel starts with the death of an investigative reporter for a Washington, D.C. based national newspaper, Matthew Kittle. Besides being a reporter, Kittle had an alternative motive in doing the research on this particular operation that was being carried out under the radar of the United States Government. People in the higher hierarchy of the government were directly involved in this scheme. His death was set up as a suicide and his death, coincidentally, happened a few days befo

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Space Week is a five day space science program for children ages 10-15 about The Earth, The Solar System, The Galaxy, The Universe, Rocketry, and Outer Space Observation. Each day is divided into two 3 hour sessions of fun filled model making, rocket launching, demonstrations and games. On the final day of Space Week everyone will have a video of themselves sending a signal to the moon with their voice and hearing their own voice bounce off the moon and return to earth. We expect to have speakers from NASA and Princeton University. Activities are indoors and outdoors and include a visit to the InfoAge Radio Museum, The Original Marconi Tower and a trip to see Mobile Radar Units. Learn about the history of the Space Program and the exciting events that took place right here at the Diana Site in Wall Township that launched the Space Program. Use the 18 meter Radio Telescope Dish to send your voice to the moon and hear it bounce back in 2.5 seconds! Registration is limited, Register Now to save your place!
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          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.

Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).

1. Hepatitis E

Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.

But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.

In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (23).

Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).

In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (678).

People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).

So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (1011). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).

France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).

Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).

It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (1718).

Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).

However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).

Summary: Pork products, particularly liver, frequently carry hepatitis E, which can cause severe complications and even death in vulnerable populations. Thorough cooking is necessary to deactivate the virus.

2. Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.

The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).

While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.

In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).

For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).

As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.

Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).

Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).

This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).

The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (2728).

The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).

When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.

But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (3031).

Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (3233).

Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?

The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (3435).

Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36373839). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.

Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).

Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).

Summary: A causative role of pork in MS is far from a closed case, but the unusually strong epidemiological patterns, biological plausibility and documented experiences make further research imperative.

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (434445).

But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.

For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (4647).

In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.

And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).

Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.

Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).

Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (525354). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (5556).

Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (5859).

With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.

The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).

One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)

Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (636465). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).

The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).

Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (6869). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).

In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).

Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.

Summary: Strong epidemiological links exist between pork consumption and liver disease. If these links reflect cause and effect, one culprit might be N-nitroso compounds, which are found abundantly in processed pork products cooked at high temperatures.

4. Yersinia

For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).

Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.

But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.

Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).

Even children become post-Yersinia arthritis targets, sometimes requiring chemical synovectomy (the injection of osmic acid into a troubled joint) to relieve persistent pain (7677).

And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).

Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (798081).

Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (838485). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (8687).

Lastly, via molecular mimicry, Yersinia infection could also raise the risk of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition characterized by excessive thyroid hormone production (8889).

The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.

Summary: Undercooked pork can transmit Yersinia bacteria, causing short-term illness and raising the risk of reactive arthritis, chronic joint conditions, Graves’ disease and other complications.

In Conclusion

So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?

The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.

Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.

These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.

That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.

Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 386
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
340 PM CDT Fri Jun 30 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  West Central Arkansas
  Southern and Central Oklahoma
  Western North Texas

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to develop and
intensify across the watch area this afternoon and evening.  Initial
storms will pose a risk of very large hail and perhaps a tornado. 
The damaging wind threat will increase this evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest
of Altus OK to 5 miles north of Fort Smith AR. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 385...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
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The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105
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Poughkeepsie NY to 45 miles north of Rutland VT. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
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28030.

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STATUS REPORT ON WW 385

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 30 NNW UCA
TO 35 SSW SLK TO 15 S BTV.

..BUNTING..06/30/17

ATTN...WFO...BOX...ALY...GYX...BGM...BTV...


STATUS REPORT FOR WS 385 

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 

CTC003-005-013-015-302140-

CT 
.    CONNECTICUT COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

HARTFORD             LITCHFIELD          TOLLAND             
WINDHAM              


MAC003-011-013-015-027-302140-

MA 
.    MASSACHUSETTS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BERKSHIRE            FRANKLIN            HAMPDEN             
HAMPSHIRE            WORCESTER           


NHC001-005-009-011-013-019-302140-

NH 
.    NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BELKNAP              CHESHIRE            GRAFTON             
HILLSBOROUGH         MERRIMACK           SULLIVAN            
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          The North Batan   
Batanes Tour
February 15-20, 2014

Me at Vayang Rolling Hills




The North Batan tour consist of:
  • Tukon Chapel
  • Tukon Radar Station
  • Fundation Pacita
  • Japanese Tunnel
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
  • Vayang Rolling Hills
  • Naidi Hills
  • Bunker's Cafe
  • Basco Lighthouse

Expenses:
Php   511.00 Food (breakfast, Lunch Ivatan Platter, Dinner)
Php   340.00 Lodging Novita House (1700/5)
Php   400.00 Tour North Batan (2000/5)
Php 1251.00 TOTAL





1. TUKON CHURCH
The Tukon Church, standing at the top of hill and sorrounded by picturesque view of shores and rolling hills of batanes. For me, it is one of the most simple but beautiful churches I've been. From the exterior that is made of stones, to the interior with paintings of saints on the ceiling and the colorful stained glass on it's windows.



Stained glass window is just simply beautiful


2. TUKON RADAR STATION
The station was under repair by the time we were there.

View from Tukon Radar Station


Taken at the waiting shed near the weather station
photo by Elmer


3. JAPANESE TUNNEL
During World War II, this tunnel was used by Japanese soldiers as shelter house. I think we pass about 4 tunnels, one of them is leading deeper to the ground. Don't forget to bring flashlight or head lamps because it is very dark inside.

Jumpshot inside the Japanese Tunnel
photo by Elmer

Inside the Tunnel
photo by Elmer


4. VALUGAN BOULDER BEACH
This beach offers a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean and a part of Mt. Iraya. The shores are full of boulders of different sizes. Large waves come crashing along the shore that makes it more breathtaking.

































5. VAYANG ROLLING HILLS
A 360 degree pastureland with breathtaking view of the majestic Mt. Iraya. You can also see the boulder beach, the Basco lighthouse and the Basco Port. This is my favorite spot for that day. I was so nice to sit at the grass, feel the strong wind on your face and look at the horizon where all you can see is the blue sea and the sky. 

View of the Valugan Boulder beach






































Group pic with Mt. Iraya on the background



6. NAIDI HILLS
This is where the Basco lighthouse and the Bunkers Cafe are located. The lighthouse is open to the public and you can climb up to the top.

A lot of cows


The Basco Lighthouse
I love this window















So high not for the people with issue on heights

North Batan tour only last half day. It's either you do it in the morning or in the afternoon until the sun sets. :) Cost of our tour (van) excluding the guide is Php 2000. Additional Php 1000 if you would like to include one. We weren't able to go to Fundacion Pacita because Secretary Abad was there. No tourist allowed for that day. We can only take a peek of the house from outside.

For our tour summary including expenses, click here!


          Batanes - A dream destination come true!   
Batanes Tour
February 15-20, 2014

Marlboro Country
photo by Elmer

The moment my friend informed me that he booked us a flight to Batanes via a promo at Pal Express, I was very excited that I immediately posted at my wall "Batanes, see in 4 months!". It was an out of this world feeling that finally, I'm going to set foot at the most probably the farthest place I ever will be. I always dreamt of going to Batanes. Seeing the pictures in the internet makes it more inviting. An unadulterated place free from pollution, no tall buildings, no skycrapers, no busy streets just pure nature: rolling hills, stone houses, beaches with fine white sands, mountains and pastures.

The day comes and I was really, really, really excited that I have butterflies in my stomach. You know the feeling of excitement when you saw you ultimate crush? Ahihihi!!! Anyway, the minute I set foot on the grounds of Batanes Airport, I want to scream out loud... "I MADE IT!!!"

Here's our summary of what we have done in Batanes for 5 days. Details of each trip will be discussed on a separate blog entry.

5-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival / North Batan Tour
0800-1200 Arrival Basco Airport. Check-in @ Novita House. Brunch. Rest
1300-1700 North Batan Tour
                      - Basco Cathedral
                      - Tukon Chapel
                      - Tukon Radar Station
                      - Japanese Tunnel
                      - Valugan Boulder Beach
                      - Vayang Rolling Hills
                      - Naidi Hills (Bunker's Cafe and Basco Lighthouse)

Day 2 - Sabtang Island (Overnight @ Chavayan Village)
0530 Ivana Port
0730 Sabtang Port. Breakfast. Start Tour
                     - Savidug Village
                     - Savidug Idjang
                     - Chamantad-Tinyang Viewpoint
                     - Chavayan Village
                     - Nakabuang Arch (Morong Beach)
                     - Back to Chavayan for overnight stay

Day 3 - Sabtang Island (continuation of tour)
                     - Sabtang Lighthouse
                     - Sumnanga Village or Little Hongkong
                     - Morong Beach/Nakabuang Arch (swimming)
                     - Sabtang Centro (overnight)

Day 4 - Back at Basco (half day rest/afternoon walk around Batanes Proper)
                 
Day 5 - South Batan Tour
                    - Chawa View Deck
                    - Mahatao Boat Shelter Port
                    - Mahatao Church (San Jose Borromeo Church)
                    - Mahatao Town Tour
                    - Old Spanish Bridge in Ivana
                    - Oldest House (Famous House of Dakay)
                    - Ivana Church (San Jose de Ivana Church)
                    - Port of Ivana
                    - Honesty Coffee Shop
                    - Song Song Ruins (Batanes Movie House Scene)
                    - Imnajbu, Old Naval Base, Alapad Rock Formation
                    - San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, Uyugan
                    - Uyugan Town Tour
                    - Racuh A Payaman (Marlboro Country
                    - Diura Fishing Village
                    - Tayid Lighthouse

Day 6 - Flight back to Manila

__________________________________

Expenses for 6-day Tour including Airfare (as far as I can remember)

Day 1:
Php   511.00 Food (breakfast, Lunch Ivatan Platter, Dinner)
Php   340.00 Lodging Novita House (1700/5)
Php   400.00 Tour North Batan (2000/5)
Php 1251.00

Day 2:
Php     27.00 Jeep to Ivana Port
Php     75.00 Boat to Sabtang
Php   732.00 Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Php   200.00 Tourism fee
Php   150.00 Lodging Chavayan
Php 1184.00

Day 3:
Php   720.00 Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Php   150.00 Lodging school
Php   760.00 Tour for 2 days (3800/5)
Php 1630.00


Day 4:
Php   75.00 Boat to Ivana Port
Php   27.00 Jeep to Batanes Seaside
Php 174.00 Food (Brunch & Dinner)
Php 560.00 Lodging (2800/5)
Php 836.00


Day 5:
Php   120.00 Breakfast
Php   360.00 Tour South Batan (3000/5)
Php   220.00 Take-out Lunch @ Vatang Grill Restaurant (1100/5)
Php   560.00 Lodging Batanes Seaside (2800/5)
Php 1260.00


Miscellaneous:
Php   200.00 extras
Php   300.00 Bukayo (10*30pcs)
Php   500.00 T-shirts (250 each)
Php   100.00 Miniature Stone house
Php   100.00 keychain (3 for 100)
Php 1200.00


To sum up:
Day 1  : Php 1251.00
Day 2  : Php 1184.00
Day 3  : Php 1630.00
Day 4  : Php   836.00
Day 5  : Php 1260.00
Misc    : Php  1200.00
Airfare : Php  1757.00
TOTAL Php  9118.00


Notes:

a. Standard prices in Chavayan are as follows:

  • Dinner is Php 600.00/pax includes 2 kinds of seafoods (lobster and coconut crabs), fish, vegetables, rice, dessert (Tuge salad) and buko juice)
  • Breakfast is Php 300.00/pax includes 2 kinds of fish dish, fried rice, coffee/tea, vegetables.
  • Meat dishes is Php 70.00/order
  • Vegetable dishes is Php 60.00/order
  • Rice is Php 20.00/order
b. Prices in Basco are a lot higher compared here in Manila.
c. Lodging ranges from Php 300.00 - 500.00/head





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          Larry Alert   
This thing has more eyes than your missus, Larry Alert, thanks to the magic of special radar movement-sensing technology, can keep tabs on several things at once–whether it be your car, your unattended outdoor gear, or beach equipment. Should anything within a 15×20-feet radius go for an unauthorized wander, this smart security device will send an alert to your smartphone along with a picture of the thief. How Robocop is that?
          ASUS Republic of Gamers a anunţat routerul Rapture GT-AC5300 (Networking)   

Rapture GT-AC5300 este un router cu performanţe de conceput special pentru gaming. Echipamentul tri-band AC5300 Wi-Fi oferă 8 porturi LAN gigabit şi este motorizat de un procesor quad-core cu performanţe la nivel desktop. Managementul reţelei de jocuri este simplificat prin panoul ROG Gaming Center.

ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 oferă Wi-Fi tri-band AC5300 cu două benzi separate de 5GHz şi o bandă de 2.4GHz, permiţând utilizatorilor să creeze o reţea Wi-Fi de înaltă viteză, dedicată pentru gaming, prin alocarea uneia dintre benzile de 5GHz pentru jocuri, lăsându-le pe celelalte pentru uzul general. Pasionaţii de servere în reţea (NAS) au la dispoziţie funcţia Link Aggregation (802.3ad) care permite folosirea a două porturi LAN pentru a se obţine o conexiune rapidă cu viteza de 2Gbps.

Dispozitivul oferă şi  alte inovaţii care îmbunătăţesc experienţa jocurilor în reţea:

  • ROG Gaming Center le oferă gamerilor controlul asupra reţelei, furnizând informaţii cuprinzătoare ale aspectelor ce ţin de buna funcţionare a jocurilor, cum ar fi dispozitivele conectate, statisticile de trafic şi disponibilitatea serverelor de jocuri.
  • GT-AC5300 este primul router de gaming care oferă trei niveluri de accelerare a jocurilor: două porturi LAN pentru gaming, Game Boost şi Gamers Private Network. Aceste facilităţi puternice prioritizează toate tipurile de dispozitive, ce sunt conectate pe porturile dedicate, precum şi traficul de date al jocurilor, în timp ce minimizează răspunsul serverelor pentru un gameplay fluid, fără latenţe.
  • Wi-Fi Radar permite utilizatorilor să analizeze semnalul wireless pentru a detecta orice interferenţă şi să aleagă canalul cel mai puţin congestionat pentru cea mai bună performanţă
  • Game Boost analizează traficul în reţea şi prioritizează pachetele de gaming pentru cea mai bună performanţă în jocuri şi Game IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), care protejează reţeaua împotriva ameninţărilor externe.
  • RangeBoost este o combinaţie de hardware şi software ce creşte semnificativ aria de acoperire, îmbunătăţind transferul la distanţe mari. Cu ajutorul RangeBoost, jucătorii au libertatea de a rula jocurile favorite oriunde doresc, nu unde decide routerul.
  • Pentru securitate, ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 dispune de Game IPS, un sistem de prevenţie de ultimă oră, ce are la bază tehnologia Trend Micro. Game IPS protejează reţele împotriva atacurilor şi ameninţărilor externe, neutralizându-le înainte ca acestea să ajungă la dispozitivele conectate în reţea. Fiind integrat în router, chiar şi atunci când softwareul de securitate al calculatorului este oprit, Game IPS protejează reţeaua împotriva atacurilor şi intruziunilor, oferind jucătorilor liniştea necesară.

Disponibilitate

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 este aşteptat pe piaţa românească la sfârşitul lunii iulie.

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Cuvinte cheie: ASUS

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          "Es el paso más importante de mi carrera"   

Enzo Pérez habló tras la revisión médica y expresó lo que significa para él haber llegado al club del que es hincha. "La ilusión es grande", tiró. Descartó poder estar el martes en Asunción.

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"Un sueño más en mi carrera, me pone muy contento. A partir de ahora a vivirlo como un hincha más". Enzo Pérez no oculta la felicidad que siente por llegar al equipo de sus amores. Este mediodía, después de someterse a la revisión médica, charló con la prensa y contó un poco más de lo que pasa por su cabeza en estos momentos: "La ilusión es grande, como para cualquier jugador que llega a River. Sé que vengo a un club que está muy ordenado, lo dicen sus últimos años que han hecho las cosas muy bien, donde siempre fue protagonista. Vengo a un equipo que está armado y trataré de adaptarme lo más rápido posible y a partir de ahí pelear día a día por un puesto".

El mendocino estuvo varias veces en el radar millonario, aunque recién en esta ocasión se pudo concretar: "En todos los mercados siempre fui protagonista y se me nombraba. La vez pasada en enero y ahora fue cuando realmente más cerca hemos estado. Ahora vi la posibilidad, sentí que era el momento, que tenía que resignar cosas para poder cumplir un sueño. La dirigencia de River hizo un gran trabajo, mi representante, mi familia, la gente de Valencia que tuvo predisposición, todo llegó a buen puerto y hoy estoy acá".

¿El paso más importante de su carrera? "Se puede decir que sí, sin faltarle el respeto a ninguno de los otros clubes a los que he pertenecido. Al pertenecer al club del cual soy hincha, la ilusión y la ansiedad sube todo un poco más".

Enzo descartó cualquier posibilidad de jugar la ida contra Guaraní: "No estoy para jugar en Asunción. Vengo de una actividad prolongada, hace 40 días que terminó el campeonato. Es tomar un riesgo innecesario, aparte ellos vienen entrenando". Su debut podría darse el 8 de agosto, en la revancha: "A partir de lo que sea la vuelta seguramente esté disponible".

+ GALLARDO: "La vuelta de Vangioni depende de él y del Milan"

+ COPA LIBERTADORES: el equipo que se perfila para jugar en Paraguay

+ SCOCCO: "Siempre tuve admiración por River"


          Under-the-Radar Bears: DL John Jenkins   
As a 359-pound backup nose tackle, Chicago Bears DL John Jenkins, an unheralded free-agent acquisition this off-season, could play a major role for the team's run defense in 2017.
          O significado do esconderijo do ser humano, segundo Santo Agostinho   
O pecado do ser humano rompeu a relação que Deus tinha com ele e vice-versa. Se antes havia a cordialidade, com o pecado surgiu o medo, o esconderijo, a fuga dos compromissos. Vejamos estes dados em Santo Agostinho.

1. O passeio de Deus

Se Deus passeava no paraíso e o homem e a mulher se encontravam com Deus, algo de novo, de ruim ocorreu com a queda. O ser humano foge à presença de Deus. Quando Deus veio até eles para julgá-los, ao ouvirem a sua voz se esconderam de sua presença. O pecado rompe com a alegria e o amor da pessoa com Deus.

2. O motivo do esconderijo

Por que o ser humano buscou a fuga? Santo Agostinho afirmou que o homem e a mulher fugiram porque a luz da verdade interior não estava mais neles. Quem se esconde do olhar de Deus senão aquele que, abandona-o, para amar o que é lhe é próprio? Eles tiveram que se cobrir com as vestes da mentira e o que profere mentiras, fala do que lhe é próprio e não aquilo que é de Deus.

3. O lugar do esconderijo

Eles se esconderam junto à arvore que estava no meio do paraíso, ou seja, junto a si mesmos que foram estabelecidos no meio das criaturas, abaixo de Deus e acima das coisas corporais. Segundo Santo Agostinho, o homem e a mulher se esconderam porque desobedecerem a Deus, abandonando a luz da verdade que é o Deus vivo e verdadeiro, não vivendo o seu amor por cada um de nós..

4. O Ser humano interrogado

Adão será interrogado não como se Deus ignorasse onde estava, mas para obrigá-lo a confessar seu pecado. Adão respondeu, depois de ouvir a voz de Deus, que se escondera porque descobrira que estava nu, como se isso pudesse desagradar a Deus, porque foi dessa forma que Deus o criou no início. A queda ao pecado levou Adão a pensar que o desagrada a alguém, desagrade a Deus. Ali virá a pergunta de Deus: E quem te fez perceber que estavas nu, a não ser porque comeste do fruto daquela árvore que era proibido comer?(cfr. Gn 3,11). O homem e a mulher se apartaram de Deus e voltaram-se para si mesmos. Assim descobre-se o significado de ter comido o fruto daquela árvore ao perceber a sua nudez, desagradando a Deus e à todos porque o amor de Deus pelas pessoas foi violado.

5. A culpa passa adiante

Estando numa atitude de soberba e de orgulho, Adão acusou o seu pecado à Eva, a sua mulher. Ele quis passar a culpa adiante, para a mulher. Ele não disse: a mulher deu-me mas acrescentou: a mulher que me deste(cfr. Gn 3,12). Isso significa que quando a pessoa peca acusa os outros, os pecados de que são acusados. Isso proveio da desobediência do homem, de sua soberba pois logo que ele pecou, ao querer ser igual a Deus, ou seja ficar livre de seu domínio porque só Deus é livre de todo o domínio, sendo o Senhor de todos, e não conseguindo ser igual a Ele em majestade, esforçou-se para torná-lo igual a si, considerando-se inocente. Por sua vez, a mulher ao ser interrogada, passou a culpa para a serpente de modo que os dois não guardaram o preceito de Deus dando ouvidos às palavras da serpente. A serpente recebeu logo o castigo, pois não confessou o pecado e nem apresentou desculpas.

6. O castigo recebido

O ser humano é castigado por não obedecer a Deus e por não considerar-se sempre como criatura de Deus. Antes do pecado, podia alegrar-se com a verdade eterna, na qual não permaneceu. Os animais passaram a ser hostis contra o ser humano, o homem e a mulher.

7. A esperança de se lançar na árvore da vida

Ao ser expulso do paraíso o homem e a mulher foram lançados para os trabalhos desta vida em vista de seus sustentos. Mas segundo Santo Agostinho Deus colocou nele o desejo de novamente abraçar a árvore da vida, não mais para se esconder de seu pecado, mas para viver eternamente com o seu Criador. Este desejo será imprimido pela vinda do Messias, Jesus Cristo que reconciliou o ser humano com Deus de modo que o homem e a mulher possam de novo algum dia estender a sua mão para a árvore da vida, que é o Senhor e viver para sempre com Deus.

Por Dom Vital Corbellini, bispo de Marabá/PA
Fonte: http://br.radiovaticana.va/

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          Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system   
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          Alertas de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia, ahora gratis un año con Coyote y Vodafone   

VODAFONE OFRECE UN AÑO GRATIS DE LA APLICACIÓN “COYOTE” A LOS CLIENTES CON PLANES RED Y ONE

En línea con la tendencia de los grandes operadores de incluir más servicios para justificar unos precios inicialmente más altos, Vodafone refuerza durante este verano sus extras incluidos con un nuevo aliciente que ayudará a rentabilizar sus tarifas más completas si es que sacas partido de los servicios añadidos incluidos.

La nueva ventaja que Vodafone incluye desde hoy en sus tarifas M y L, tanto Red como One, llega en forma de acuerdo con Coyote Premium, la app de alertas en tiempo real de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia de navegación, disponible tanto para actuales clientes como para los nuevos.

Coyote es un sistema colaborativo de asistencia a la conducción que proporciona información en tiempo real a sus 5 millones de usuarios en Europa mediante el que permite:

  • Recibir avisos sobre la ubicación de radares en España y en Europa (radares fijos, móviles, de tramo, de semáforo, y de cinturón).
  • Anticiparse a cualquier situación de riesgo gracias a la colaboración en tiempo real de los miembros de la comunidad Coyote que avisan de los incidentes de la carretera.
  • Llegar cómodamente a su destino con el avanzado sistema de navegación de la aplicación (cartografía 3D, tecnología “Lane Assist”, recálculo de itinerarios…).
  • Controlar la velocidad gracias a la visualización simultánea de la velocidad del vehículo y el límite permitido.

Un servicio Premium valorado en 8,99 euros mensuales que Vodafone ofrece de manera gratuita durante el primer año para quienes se den de alta en la app Coyote entre el 3 de julio y hasta el 30 de septiembre, activando la promoción desde un enlace que se recibirá vía SMS para validar el descuento que supone un ahorro de más de 100 euros.

Además, gracias al acuerdo alcanzado entre Vodafone y Coyote, una vez disfrutado del servicio sin coste durante el primer año, la cuota mensual pasará a 4,99 euros de manera indefinida, que se cobrará a través de la factura Vodafone para poder disfrutar de un descuento de 4 euros sobre su precio original.

Este nuevo extra adicional de Vodafone incluido en sus tarifas con llamadas ilimitadas será compatible con el resto de beneficios extras como la suscripción a HBO y TV Premium, Chat Zero o el Roaming válido también en EEUU.

En Xataka Móvil | ¿Por qué unas tarifas más caras pueden resultar atractivas y rentables?

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          Sunday Salon: Puppy Breath   
 Good afternoon bloggy friends!  I have been way off the radar this week, preparing for the arrival of The Fluffy Sweet One.  It was hard for me to concentrate.  I worked out, did some yard work, a doctor appointment or two, a meeting at the school for the son (you know, because it isn't a good school year without a couple of these!).  My daughter, husband and I took off Friday morning for North Carolina (ugh, 9 long hours, I'm not a good road trip person), and got there around dinner time.  The puppy nanny and her daughter came to our hotel so we could meet Brody and his siblings.  On Saturday morning we went to the breeder's house to absorb a million tips and facts about these dogs, get a grooming lesson, and away we went.  The ride back took a little longer because we stopped at Starbucks and subsequently my daughter had to stop and pee about 5 times.  But sweet boy was great.  He just passed out in the back seat and slept the whole way.  Little puffy pumpkin butt.





He has done very well so far.  He slept through the night in his crate without a peep, and has only had a couple of potty accidents.  Today we met some of my friends and played with a friend's dog.  I'd forgotten about how puppies are like toddlers and get into everything!  My daughter is so good with him, though, and has been a huge help.

Are you tired of hearing about the dog at this point?  LOL.

As you can imagine, if I've been distracted before now, at this point I'm totally over the edge.  I was barely able to get this written!  Things will settle down eventually, once he gets older and in a routine.  I look forward to long walks with him, which will help with audios!

I finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman on audio this week, and it was very sweet.  It was sort of a nice mix of humor and poignance.  It had some very serious, sad issues but you finish the book feeling warm inside.  I'm now just starting "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng for one of my book clubs this month.

In print I finally finished "Where All the Light Tends To Go" by David Joy.  This was an excellent debut novel about a 19 year-old boy living in Appalachia.   Extremely dark and heartbreaking, but what do you expect with that setting?  I've now started "You" by Caroline Kepnes, a really twisted story about a stalker.  Really intriguing and easy to read though!

We are headed out to a Superbowl party tonight, and while it is a fun event, it is hard to really focus on the game because there are so many people.  And I'd rather hold my puppy and watch at home but we must make an appearance.

Bear with me on the obsessive chatter about the dog, and the lack of visitation to your blogs.  I'll get there!  Hope everyone has had a great Sunday!         




          Radar canggih tentera tak hilang pulak?   

Kastam: Radar canggih tentera tak hilang, sudah sampai Belanda

  | June 29, 2017
Subromaniam Tholasy berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan SOP dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
PETALING JAYA: Jabatan Kastam menjelaskan kontena mengandungi peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi yang didakwa hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas di Johor, sebenarnya sudah sampai ke destinasinya di Pelabuhan Rotterdam, Belanda.
Ketua pengarahnya, Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Beliau mengulas pengesahan Ketua Polis Daerah Nusajaya, Nor Hashim Mohamad berhubung laporan yang diterima pihaknya mengenai peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi bernilai jutaan ringgit yang memerlukan kelulusan khas daripada Putrajaya hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas.
The Star memetik Penolong Pengarah Kastam (Penguatkuasaan), Datuk Paddy Abd Halim sebagai berkata, sebuah jawatankuasa khas ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat kes tersebut.
Peralatan itu yang tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia bulan lalu, sepatutnya dihantar ke Belanda melalui Johor.
Bagaimanapun, ia ditahan Jabatan Kastam kerana tiada permit khas dikeluarkan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Ia kemudiannya dikesan hilang dalam pemeriksaan audit baru-baru ini.
Ia tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia tetapi menunggu permit khas.

          Apa nak jadi: Peralatan radar tentera pula hilang!   
Peralatan radar hilang: KDN, kastam kena jawab
HASLINA KAMALUDIN  -  29 JUN 2017
Wan Azizah

SHAH ALAM - Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (Kastam) digesa segera memberi penjelasan terhadap insiden kehilangan peralatan radar ketenteraan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas, Johor.

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail berkata, penjelasan itu penting memandangkan insiden ini melibatkan aspek keselamatan dan hubungan luar negara.

"Selain penjelasan, mereka juga perlu menyatakan langkah-langkah yang akan diambil untuk memastikan keselamatan di pelabuhan-pelabuhan negara ini diperketat.


"Ini kerana insiden ini amat mengejutkan dan merisaukan," katanya dalam satu kenyataan, hari ini.

Menurutnya, kehilangan peralatan radar ketenteraan ini merupakan satu kejadian kebolosan keselamatan negara yang amat serius.

"Peralatan radar ketenteraan bernilai berjuta-juta ringgit yang dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke Netherlands telah ditahan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas kerana ketiadaan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010 bulan lalu, tetapi didapati telah hilang dan dipercayai telah diseludup keluar dari negara ini.

"Insiden ini bukan sahaja melibatkan kehilangan peralatan ketenteraan yang kini mungkin telah dicuri atau diseludup keluar, tetapi juga menimbulkan persoalan mengenai tahap keselamatan di salah sebuah pelabuhan terpenting di negara ini," katanya.

Jelasnya, apa yang merunsingkan apabila sepatutnya pihak kastam dan pelabuhan mempunyai kawalan keselamatan yang tinggi dan rapi.

"Ini kerana jika peralatan radar ketenteraan boleh dicuri atau diseludup dengan begitu mudah, apatah lagi penyeludupan dadah, pemerdagangan manusia malah juga salah urus kargo atau konsainan bahan berbahaya.

"Amatlah mengecewakan jika wujud sebarang elemen rasuah dan pihak berkongkol di dalam jenayah ini.

"Saya turut menggesa Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) untuk membuat siasatan sepenuhnya kes ini," katanya.

Memetik laporan The Star Online, satu siasatan sedang dijalankan oleh Jabatan Kastam dan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa  mengenai kehilangan tersebut.

Suatu penyerahan peralatan radar ketenteraan berteknologi tinggi yang bernilai jutaan ringgit dilaporkan hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas.

Laporan polis juga telah dibuat mengenai kehilangan itu.

Menerusi laporan portal Astro Awani, laporan yang memetik kata-kata sumber itu mendakwa, sistem radar itu telah ditahan oleh pihak kastam sebaik ia sampai di Australia pada bulan lalu.

Peralatan itu sepatutnya dihantar ke Belanda tetapi ia tidak mempunyai permit, dan terpaksa ditahan oleh pegawai-pegawai kastam.

Tetapi, semasa pemeriksaan audit baru-baru ini, peralatan rahsia itu tidak dijumpai di pelabuhan tersebut.

Laporan itu berkata, pihak kastam telah menubuhkan satu pasukan khas untuk menjalankan siasatan dalaman selain menentukan sama ada prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dipatuhi.

Peralatan sensitif tersebut memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010 dan penalti berat seperti denda setinggi RM10 juta dan hukuman mati boleh dikenakan di bawah Akta berkenaan.

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          248903-2017: France-Saint-Mandé: Radars   
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          Sej szellők, fényes szellők, a morva anyátok   
Elképesztő. Ahhoz, hogy kiüljek egy szivarral a teraszra, előtte meg kell néznem az Időkép radarját. Hogy ne járjak úgy, mint tegnap este. Éppen összejött – hosszú idő után – egy pihenősebb nap, én pedig úgy terveztem, hogy ezt egy különleges (szülinapi) szivarral ünneplem meg. Kiültem a teraszra, rágyújtottam… aztán tíz perc múlva pofánvágott a vihar, […]
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          Under-the-Radar Bears: DL Jonathan Bullard   
Last year's third-round pick, DL Jonathan Bullard, looked very good during Bears OTAs and minicamp. The former Florida Gator appears poised to take a big step forward in his second season.
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          28 Weeks Later   


*este review contiene spoilers*

"28 Weeks Later" es la secuela a la gran película "28 Days Later", donde una epidemia infesta Londres y gran parte del Reino Unido dejándolo totalmente desvastado. Esta primera parte, película que gozaba de gran atmósfera, buenas actuaciones y una increíble banda sonora, parecía revivir el genéro "virus estilo zombie" dentro del cine, dándole credibilidad, a diferencia de películas como la saga "Resident Evil" o los "etc. of the Dead", que lo único que logran es sacarnos risas de lo estúpido e incoherente de la trama, y cuyas actuaciones patéticas son sólo comparables con las de Schwarzenegger.

Siempre que se anuncia una secuela de una película que ha sido buena uno llega con espectativas bajas, de que no igualará en ninguna forma a la primera, que esta será un bodrio, etc. Así mismo me encontraba yo, pero me sorprendí al leer tantos reviews favorables de la cinta. Mucha gente osaba decir que era incluso mejor que la primera, que "28 Days Later" había sido fome, que había guateado hacia "la parte de los milicos", que esta 2da parte mantenía la consistencia durante su hora y media. Yo pensaba no ver esta película, pero tales proclamas me hicieron caer en la tentación. Gran error.

Esta segunda parte comienza con una escena potentísima, donde Don (Robert Carlyle), junto a un grupo de refugiados, son atacados por un grupo de "zombies", donde la tensión llega a su máximo punto con la disyuntiva de Don, entre salvar a su mujer de los infectados o correr por su vida. Unos segundos de vacilación le dan el toque exacto de adrenalina a la escena, para luego ver a Don corriendo por los verdes prados de Inglaterra, hacia un bote, consiguiendo escapar.

Al ver esta escena pensé realmente que lo que decían aquellos infames bastardos podia ser verdad, nació la esperanza de ver otro peliculón de zombies. Lástima que aquella esperanza no demoró en disiparse.

Luego de aquella escena la película se transformaría en una producción estilo Hollywood con poco presupuesto, totalmente predecible, y con una trama muy poco creíble. Ejemplos de esto último son un Robert Carlyle infectado "casi con radar" que seguía a sus hijos por toda la ciudad más rápido que un auto, un piloto de helicóptero asesinando 100 zombies por segundo, personas sobreviviendo a un gas venenoso, francotiradores expertos fallando contra blancos inmóviles, etc. Tales detalles hacen que la película caresca de credibilidad, y la suma y suma de estos, para el final de la película, ya la convertían en un chiste.

Un guión pésimamente desarrollado, con mucho potencial, como se demuestra en la escena inicial, con actores que se basan más en una cara bonita que en ponerle empeño a su trabajo y efectos especiales mediocres. Lo único rescatable vuelve a ser la banda sonora, que es lo único que logra mantenernos inmersos dentro de una sútil atmósfera de suspenso.

3/10.
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Primera Parte (1/2)


Miró por la ventana y vio una luminiscencia impresionante que lo cegó por un momento. Al pasar de unos segundos, con sus ojos aún adoloridos por la luz, pudo ver un hongo atómico alzándose por encima de las nubes. Un ruido, como el de mil árboles rompiéndose al mismo tiempo, inundó la ciudad; era abrumador. Cogió rápido sus cosas y corrió al sótano, ahí lo esperaban su esposa y sus tres hijas, la mayor de 17 años. Estaban tranquilas. Allí abajo poseían víveres y agua para un par de meses, además de un pozo séptico para evacuar sus desechos. Había una escotilla que conducía a un pequeño pasillo que llevaba a una gran sala común donde también afluían los pasillos de los demás sótanos del vecindario.

Stuart las guió con su linterna de neón a través de los túneles, medio a tientas. Llegaron a la sala común y ahí estaban todas las familias con sus respectivas linternas de neón, algunas celestes, otras rosadas o verdes. Se sentaron en unas sillas agrupadas de a cuatro, pero Stuart permaneció de pie.

Vio una luz verde aparecer entre la penumbra; era Philip, su vecino.

-Es la cuarta vez ya en esta semana- dijo.

-Lo sé, esto me agota, creo que a las niñas y a Lucy también-

-Si papá, tenemos sueño- respondieron las niñas. Claro, eran las 3 de la mañana.

-Tranquilas niñas, en unos minutos irán a la cama- respondió.

Philip apartó a Stuart de su familia para que ellas no escucharán.

-Tengo miedo de que me llamen al frente. Tú sabes. A Peter y a Bill ya se los han llevado. Carol y Anne están solas con sus niños, eso me preocupa. Ellas son débiles, frágiles, al igual que mi Jen. Tengo miedo Stuart, mucho miedo. Todo esto de las bombas atómicas, aunque sean sólo hologramas artificiales para este simulacro. Se harán realidad luego, por algo cada vez los pasan con mayor frecuencia- Philip ahora estaba muy nervioso, sus manos temblaban al igual que la linterna, su frente sudaba, se veía enfermo, gracias al resplandor verde de la linterna en su cara.

-Lo sé. Todavía no recibimos noticias de ellos, talvez estén muertos, quien sabe. Nuestras tropas caen rápido, y lo sabes, cada día reclutan a unos cinco mil nuevos soldados, tengan estos o no preparación militar. Sé todo esto porque trabajo para el gobierno. Creo que podría ver si tú estás en las listas de las próximas semanas. Talvez podría posponer tu llamado pero me sería imposible hacerlo definitivo.

-Gracias Stuart, algo me tranquilizan tus palabras. Creo que tomaré mi última dosis de Narcozim. ¿Cuánto más crees que dure el simulacro? Estoy cansado, quiero dormir, mañana tengo que trabajar temprano.

-En una hora máximo. Yo también debo trabajar mañana. Mejor me voy con mi familia. Nos vemos Philip, adiós.

Philip hizo lo mismo y se dirigió a donde estaba su familia. Stuart caminó en medio de la oscuridad hacia la linterna que iluminaba a su familia. De repente tropezó con un bulto y cayó al suelo. Algo le susurró al oído.

-Ten cuidado Stuart, no puedes querer lo que quieres- dijo una voz algo metálica con un tono malévolo. Pensó que estaba alucinando, podrían ser efectos residuales de su última dosis de Narcozim. Pero había sido hace horas, además su tropiezo con el bulto no había sido una alucinación.

Después de pensar esto por un segundo Stuart se puso de pie y se reunió con su familia. Las niñas dormían, estaban agotadas, todos estaban agotados, estos simulacros del holocausto les producían un gran estrés mental, por eso les surtían con abundancia de Narcozim, una mezcla de marihuana y diazepam. Esto los tranquilizaba, los atontaba, los dejaba sin pensar. Bueno, por lo menos sin pensar en la muerte.

Al día siguiente Stuart tomó el habitual camino hacía su oficina en un taxi. Le tomaba una hora recorrer toda la ciudad para llegar al Ministerio de Defensa. Era un hombre poderoso, era un ministro. Tenía ciertos beneficios en época de guerra, como transporte especial o vacantes especiales en un bunker anti bombas propiedad del gobierno. Todas estas cosas le tranquilizaban. Se acordó de Philip y al llegar revisó las listas de reclutamiento forzoso. Philip sería llamado en 3 días. Pidió que lo llamaran en 15. Puesto que eso era el máximo de aquella lista, más tiempo sería sospechoso. El gobierno en estos tiempos era sólo una pantomima, el presidente estaba muerto, pero su círculo lo ocultaba, al igual que Stuart, ese era su secreto máximo. Si se sabía que el presidente había muerto todo el país estaría en peligro. Muchas personas importantes dentro del gobierno habían sido asesinadas por grupos insurreccionistas. A Stuart esto le causaba pavor, había solicitado guardaespaldas especiales para él y su familia, pero todavía no les habían sido proporcionados.

Sintió un bip en su computadora, una imagen tridimensional se alzó encima de su escritorio.

-Señor Mills, se le solicita en al sala de reuniones inmediatamente. La reunión tiene carácter urgente- habló la mini imagen de su secretaria.

Pulsó un botón y la imagen se esfumó.

Al llegar a la sala de reuniones, que era en otro edificio, vio sentados a todo el gabinete junto al vicepresidente, que había sido designado el día anterior.

-Buenos días caballeros- dijo el Ministro del Interior –Como sabrán ustedes la guerra la estamos perdiendo, cada día estamos peor. Ya han caído nuestros puestos de avanzada en la mayoría de los países vecinos. Las bajas superan los doscientos millones en estos dos años. De seguir así habrá que pagar más en indemnizaciones a los familiares, que en reconstruir este país.

-Está en lo cierto- replicó el General en Jefe – Aunque no hemos utilizado aún nuestras armas atómicas, señor. Tenemos un vasto arsenal para poder destruir al mundo entero si así lo quisiésemos-

-Por eso hemos vetado el uso de esas armas general, sólo las usaremos en caso de que seamos víctimas de un ataque nuclear directo- dijo el Ministro del Interior.

-¡Talvez ya sea demasiado tarde para entonces!- refutó el General enfurecido.

-Deberíamos planear un ataque nuclear masivo ahora mismo, la derrota no nos está permitida, después de tantas muertes nuestro pueblo nunca nos permitiría una derrota- dijo Stuart, parándose de su silla – Necesitamos bombardear a toda nación que nos ha atacado, sus ciudades principales sus fuentes de energía, represas, centrales hidroeléctricas, etc. Necesitamos desarmar su maquinaria interna, luego podremos penetrar en sus líneas y conquistar territorio. Es nuestra única salida. Debemos esconder a toda la gente en los bunkers, decirles que la guerra ha comenzado y atacar, así evitaremos que la respuesta al ataque mate a nuestros civiles-

-Parece una solución razonable- respondió el vicepresidente, pensativo –General, ¿en cuánto tiempo los misiles alcanzarían su blanco?-

-Una media hora, y los detectarían sus radares en unos 15 minutos, lo que nos daría tiempo para explotar sus bombas atómicas mientras aún están en el aire-

-Es el plan perfecto, empezaremos a bombardear mañana, pero necesitamos el quórum necesario, levanten la mano los que están a favor-

Todos levantaron su mano dando inicio al tan temido holocausto nuclear. Debían confiar la integridad de la nación a unos misiles para que destruyeran sus bombas en el aire, si fallaban, estaban fritos.

Stuart se dirigió a casa con una sensación de amargura en la garganta, el había contribuido a que se asesinarán millones de personas inocentes, pero todo era por el orgullo de su nación.

Al llegar a su casa reunió a su familia y les dio la noticia, las niñas lloraron y hasta se orinaron del miedo. Stuart les dijo que no podría estar con ellas, que estarían bien, que Philip las cuidaría. Les dijo que llevaran colchones, ropa y frazadas al subterráneo y que se tranquilizaran, que todo estaría bien.

Stuart las llevó al sótano y las dejó ahí. Un auto le esperaba afuera, sería llevado junto a todo el círculo de poder a un bunker militar dentro de las montañas.

Llevaban media hora de camino cuando escuchó unas explosiones, miró hacia atrás y los autos escolta habían sido volados en mil pedazos. El chofer aceleró a fondo tratando de perder a los asesino. De improvisto un camión los chocó de frente matando al chofer al instante. Stuart estaba inconsciente en el asiento de atrás.


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          RA LILUR(KH.KHOLILURRAHMAN)   

RA LILUR(KH.KHOLILURRAHMAN)

Siapa yang tak kenal KH Kholilurrahman. Ra Lilur demikian biasa dipanggil, merupakan ulama yang sering didatangi orang penting negeri ini. Tak itu saja, warga biasa pun sering minta barokah hanya urusan sehari-hari, mulai dari urusan minta hari untuk pernikahan sampai minta obat alternarif, pilkades.

Ra Lilur, demikian masyarakat menyebut kiai ini. Nama lengkapnya KH. Kholilurrahman. Kalau dirunut nasabnya ke atas, ia adalah cicit ulama besar Indonesia, KH Kholil Bin Abd Latief, atau Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, atau Mbah Kholil.
Bergelar Syaikhona, karena KH Kholil merupakan guru mayoritas ulama Indonesia.

Masyarakat Madura menilia Ra Lilur dalam maqom jadab. Dalam terminologi sufi (tassawuf), jadab merupakan suatu tahapan untuk mencapai tingkat karamah (keistimewaan) yang biasanya disebut wali.
Namun sebagian masyarakat menilai Ra Lilur adalah sudah mencapai tingkat wali. Mana yang benar? wallahu a'lam. Yang pasti, kiai ini memang luar biasa. Penampilannya yang sangat bersahaja - bahkan jauh di bawah kehidupan normal - membuat hati orang yang melihatnya bergetar. Wajahnya memang memancarkan Nur Ilahi. Ia bagai magnet kehidupan sehingga membuat orang lupa segala gemerlap duniawi. Duh, Gusti, inikah ulama sebenarnya?
Ya, ia zuhud, tak perduli gemerlap duniawi dan tanpa pamrih. Hidupnya hanya untuk Allah, berkelana dari satu tempat ke tempat lain.
Orang yang tak paham bisa jadi mengira ia gila. Maklum, penampilannya apa adanya. Apalagi perilakunya cenderung aneh. Ia kadang hidup di teng`h laut, merendam diri sampai berhari-hari. Namun justru sikapnya inilah yang kemudian mengingatkan orang pada Nabi Khidlir.
Ia seolah mengasingkan dari hiruk pikuk kehidupan yang kian renta, tanpa nurani. Dari tengah-tengah arus gelombang laut itu ia membaca tanda-tanda kehidupan. Apa yang akan terjadi terhadap negeri ini.
"Tamunya beragam, tapi jangan kaget kalau tak kesokan (tidak mau,red), beliau tak mau menemuinya," tegas KH Badrus Sholeh, salah seorang ulama Bangkalan bercerita soal kenyelenehan cicit ulama Bangkalan, KH Syaikhona Mohammad Kholil bin Abdul Latif ini.
Menurut pengakuannya, tak sedikit pejabat penting, mulai regional, Jatim bahkan nasional berusaha menemui kiai yang berpenampilan nyeleneh ini. "Bahkan Pak Imam sebelum pilgub 2003 lalu sowan ke kiai," tegas wakil ketua PCNU Bangkalan ini.
Pengasuh Ponpes Wali Songo, Kwanyar Bangkalan ini melanjutkan ceritanya soal tamu-tamu penting Ra Lilur. Belakangan, orang kepercayaan Abu Rizal Bakri, bos PT Lapindo berusaha sowan ke La Lilur.
Keinginan kuat bos itu bisa ditebak, yakni minta saran agar semburan lumpur yang sangat meresahkan itu bisa dihentikan.
"Namun kiai tak kesokan (tak berhasrat) tamu utusan bos Lapindo itu,"tambahnya.
Kalangan warga biasa tak sedikit ingin sowan ke La Lilur. Mulai urusan mencari rezeki, jodoh sampai ingin agar penyakitnya sembuh.
Ada pengalaman menarik, salah seorang warga pernah sakit tak komplikasi penyakit dalam stadium akut.
Bahkan sang pasien sudah hampir satu bulan opname di salah satu rumah sakit swasta di Surabaya. Karena terapi penyembuhan kedokteran tak ada perkembangan mengembirakan. Salah seorang anggota keluarga pasien memutuskan untuk minta barokah La Lilur. "Kiai memberikan obat maaq dan obat puyer sakit kepala, setelah diminum Alhamdulillah sembuh," tegas Salim, saudara si pasien menjelaskan.





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Ia memang benar-benar misterius. Ia tak menghiraukan pakaian, apalagi harta benda. Ia tak peduli penilaian orang tentang dirinya. Hidupnya hanya untuk Allah, Allah, Allah...
Ia juga jarang - untuk tak mengatakan tak pernah - bergaul dengan orang seperti umumnya ulama masa kini. Ia juga jarang disorot TV, apalagi berebut memberi komentar di koran seperti umumnya "ulama milenium."
Namun begitu ia muncul di tengah keramaian orang, suaranya adalah "sabda." Apa yang diucapkan sering terjadi. Karena itu ia lantas berpesan agar hati-hati.
Namun tak jarang ia bertindak tanpa bicara. Pernah suatu ketika ia tiba-tiba membakar bangunan pondok pesantren yang diasuh KH. Abdullah Schaal Bangkalan Madura. Pesantren yang lokasinya berdekatan dengan masjid Jami' dan alun-alun kota Bangkalan itu pun hangus dilalap api.
Anehnya, Kiai Abdullah Schaal yang dikenal sangat berpengaruh di Bangkalan itu diam saja. Ia tak bereaksi, apalagi marah. Kenapa?


Perilaku Ra Lilur memang mirip Nabi Khidlir. Selain suka bertempat di kawasan berair juga isyaratnya selalu kontroversial. Nabi Khidlir pernah menumpang kapal bersama Nabi Musa. Tiba-tiba ia mengkampak dan membocori kapal yang ia tumpangi. Karuan saja Nabi Musa menegur dan marah. Sudah menumpang kapal secara gratis, kok masih bikin ulah melubangi kapal. Apalagi kapal itu sangat bagus.
Namun kemudian Nabi Musa mengerti isyarat Nabi Khidlir yang aneh itu. Ternyata itu dilakukan Nabi Khidlir justru menyelamatkan kapal tersebut. Karena dalam pelayaran selanjutnya ada beberapa aparat raja dzalim yang merampas kapal yang ditumpangi Nabi Musa dan Khidlir sudah berlubang, meski masih bagus, akhirnya lolos, tak dirampas.
Tampak apa yang dilakukan Ra Lilur itu juga ada kemiripan dengan perilaku aneh Nabi Khidlir.
Buktinya, setelah ia membakar pesantren itu kemudian terjadi peristiwa naas yang menimpa bangsa ini. "Banyak terjadi aksi pembakaran di mana-mana," kata KH. Imam Buchori, ketua PCNU Bangkalan yang juga keponakan Ra Lilur. Aksi anarki pembakaran ini terjadi mengiringi konflik politik yang terus berkepanjangan di negeri ini. Misalnya pembakaran pertokoan, kantor-kantor partai politik, dan banyak lagi. Isyarat Ra Lilur itu kian kongkrit ketika terjadi pembakaran yang dilakukan orang-orang Dayak terhadap gubuk-gubuk orang Madura yang mengungsi dari Sampit dan Sambas.
Tak jelas, apa karena Kiai Abdullah Schaal yang dikenal sang`t berpengaruh di Bangkalan itu paham terhadap keistimewaan Ra Lilur sehingga ia lalu diam saja, meski pondoknya dibakar Ra Lilur. Yang pasti, setelah gubuk santri di pesantrennya dibakar, pesantren Kiai Abdullah Schaal semakin maju pesat. Bilik-bilik santri yang semula berupa gubuk-gubuk kini dibangun mentereng. Bahkan pesantren putri yang menyatu dengan tempat istirahat Kiai Schaal persis hotel. Bangunannya megah dan menjulang tinggi, penuh tingkat. Siapa pun yang tak pernah ke Madura akan mengira bangunan itu hotel, karena memang didesain cukup artistik.
Kiai Abdullah Schaal sendiri tampak sangat hormat terhadap Ra Lilur. Maklum Ra Lilur cenderung misterius dan kontroversial. Apalagi ia memiliki keistimewaan kasyaf luar biasa. Bahkan kabarnya Ra Lilur sering memberi isyarat-isyarat kepada Kiai Abdullah terutama tentang peristiwa-peristiwa yang akan terjadi. Biasanya, kalau menyangkut persoalan besar, Ra Lilur minta Kiai Abdullah Schaal hati-hati.
Yang menarik, sinyal Mega akan jadi Presiden pun sudah terdeteksi Ra Lilur sejak awal. Isyaratnya waktu itu sangat aneh. Apa? Ikuti besok!


Isyarat ala Nabi Khidlir yang dilakukan Ra Lilur memang luar biasa. Lebih-lebih bila menyangkut peristiwa politik nasional. Selain selalu tepat isyarat itu juga terjadi pada peristiwa-peristiwa besar nasional. Yang menarik, isyarat itu tidak disampaikan dalam bentuk kata-kata atau ramalan. Melainkan melalui perilaku aneh. Jadi, ia tak pernah membuat pernyataan, apalagi prediksi. Justru itulah hebatnya.
Semua isyarat itu hanya tampak dalam perilakunya yang nyeleneh. Ia sendiri bahkan tampak tak peduli. Maklum, ia tak punya kepentingan sama sekali dengan urusan duniawi, apalagi peristiwa-peristiwa nasional.
Tampaknya tingkah anehnya itu semata transfer dari Tuhan begitu saja. Bahkan bisa jadi ia sendiri tak menyadarinya. Buktinya, ia tak pernah melontarkan kata-kata. Kalau ada peristiwa besar yang akan terjadi hanya perilakunya saja yang tiba-thba aneh. Seolah semua perilakunya menjadi radar peristiwa masa depan.
Benarkah? Ini bisa dilihat pada perilaku anehnya ketika Gus Dur akan jatuh dan diganti Megawati. Isyarat itu muncul sekitar akhir tahun 2000. Jadi jatuh sebelum Gus Dur benar-benar jatuh. Saat itu perilaku aneh Ra Lilur muncul secara tak terduga. Ia tiba-tiba selalu diikuti dan ditempel oleh istrinya (nyai) kemanapun pergi. Mau pergi kemanapun, ia terus dibuntuti oleh sang bu nyai.
Menurut keterangan tiga haddam (penjaga rumah) Ra Lilur di Desa Banyu Buneh Banjar dan Pakaan Dajah Kecamatan Galis, saat itu Ra Lilur selalu tidur satu kamar dengan istrinya. Namun anehnya, Ra Lilur tidak tidur dalam satu tempat tidur (lencak, bahasa Madura). Ia tidur terpisah dengan istrinya, meski dalam satu kamar. Lebih aneh lagi, istrinya tidur diatas ranjang, sedangkan Ra Lilur malah selalu tidur di tanah. "Jadi, Ra Lilur tidur di bawah, sedang istri beliau di atas," jelas KH. Imam Buchori, keponakan Ra Lilur, kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura. Lalu apa makna perilaku nyeleneh Ra Lilur itu? Jawabannya sangat jelas. Bahwa di Indonesia akhirnya terjadi pergantian kepemimpinan, dari Presiden pria, yakni Gus Dur, ke Presiden wanita, Megawati.
Isyarat ini masih bisa dirinci lagi dalam kontek kekeluargaan. Yaitu terjadi pergantian kepemimpinan dari Presiden ke Wakil Presiden. Bukankah istri hakikatnya adalah wakil atau pembantu suami dalam keluarga? Namun yang lebih jelas, tentunya, perilaku aneh itu merupakan isyarat pergantian kepemimpinan dari pria ke pemimpin wanita. "Terlepas benar atau salah, banyak kalangan yang memprediksi isyarat tersebut berkaitan dengan kursi presiden," jelas Kiai Imam Buchori yang sehari-harinya aktif sebagai ketua PCNU Bangkalan.
Sayangnya, waktu itu tak ada yang tanggap terhadap isyarat yang terjadi lewat perilaku aneh Ra Lilur itu. Tak jelas, apakah karena masyarakat kurang peka atau karena isyarat aneh itu hanya diketahui kalangan terbatas. Yang pasti, isyarat itu cukup nyata dan jelas.
Masih banyak isyarat lain dari Ra Lilur yang berhubungan dengan peristiwa nasional. Apa itu?


Isyarat yang muncul dari Ra Lilur tampaknya memang bukan berasal dari kemauan pribadi. Lalu dari mana? Bisa jadi "titipan" Allah. Buktinya, isyarat itu lebih sering muncul dari perilaku aneh ketimbang kata-kata.
Isyarat dengan perilaku memang cenderung lebih obyektif. Sebaliknya, isyarat melalui kata-kata selalu subyektif, bercampur nafsu pribadi. Bahkan bisa jadi ditambah-tambahi. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika isyarat-isyarat yang muncul melalui perilaku aneh Ra Lilur sering terjadi pada kemudian hari.
Yang menarik, perilaku aneh Ra Lilur sering tak masuk akal. Menjelang pemilu 1999, misalnya, Ra Lilur tiba-tiba mengenakan pakaian aneh. Cicit ulama besar Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu mengenakan pakaian serba merah. Bajunya berwarna merah. Begitu ikat kepalanya, berwarna merah. Lebih unik lagi, ia memakai sarung wanita yang juga berwarna merah. "Pakaian itu dikenakan pada menjelang Pemilu," tutur KH. Im`m Buchori, keponakan Ra Lilur kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan H@RIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan.
Ternyata isyarat itu kemudian terbukti. PDIP yang warna kebesarannya merah menjadi pemenang Pemilu.
Apakah Ra Lilur pendukung PDIP? Tentu saja tidak. Kalau ia memakai pakaian serba merah semata ingin menunjukkan bahwa pemenang pemilu 1999 adalah PDIP. Ra Lilur malah berasal dari keluarga fanatik NU dan PKB. Bahkan semua anggota keluarganya pengurus dan warga PKB. Begitu juga keluarga ndalem Ra Lilur, baik dari haddam (pembantu) sampai keluarga intinya, pendukung berat PKB.
Ini lagi-lagi menunjukkan bahwa isyarat melalui perilaku cenderung obyektif. Buktinya, betapapun Ra Lilur berasal d`ri PKB ternyata malah berpakaian serba merah untuk menunjukkan peristiwa yang akan terjadi.
Kecenderungan Ra Lilur berperilaku seperti Nabi Khidlir memang cukup tinggi. Akibatnya, masyarakat cenderung tak paham. Bahkan ada yang nggrundel menyalahkan. Mereka baru sadar setelah peristiwa itu terjadi kemudahan. Ini terjadi juga ketika Ra Lilur membakar pondok pesantren yang diasuh KH. Abdullah Schaal. Seperti dilaporkan HARIAN BANGSA kemarin, Ra Lilur tiba-tiba membakar pondok pesantren.
Pesantren (PP) Syaikhona Kholil Demangan Barat Bangkalan. Karuan saja masyarakat geger. Karena dalam pandangan masyarakat umum, hanya orang gila yang berani membakar pondok pesantren. Apalagi, masyarakat Bangkalan sangat fanatik terhadap dunia pesantren. Kala itu memang belum diketahui siapa orang yang berani membakar pesantren milik Kiai Abdullah yang terkenal sangat kharismatis di Bangkalan itu.
Aparat keamanan pun kewalahan. Mereka langsung mencari siapa sebenarnya pelaku pembakaran itu. Namun, belum sempat tahu siapa pelakunya, KH. Amin Imron (kini almarhum) langsung mencegatnya. "Sudah biar saja Pak, yang bakar pondok itu keponakan saya sendiri kok," kata Kiai Amin, ayah anggota DPR Fuad Amin.
Mendengar itu polisi langsung balik kucing. Begitu juga Kiai Abdullah Schaal. Ia tenang-tenang saja. Kiai yang sangat dihormati masyarakat Madura itu bahkan hanya senyum-senyum saja.
Memang. Peristiwa pembakaran pesantren yang terjadi pada 1979 itu ternyata menyimpan isyarat penuh misteri. Meski demikian, kala itu muncul ramalan bahwa suatu hari nanti akan berdiri bangunan pesantren setinggi ujung bara api, bekas pembakaran. Tinggi api ketika pesantren itu dibakar setinggi pohon kelapa.
Ternyata benar. Kini berdiri bangunan berlantai 7 mirip hotel. Pesantren itu untuk menampung para santri yang terus membludak dari tahun ke tahun. Pada tahun 1970, misalnya jumlah santri hanya berkisar 20 sampai 30 orang.
"Itu pun hanya santri putra," tutur Kiai Imam Buchori. Kini santri pesantren itu telah mencapai ratusan terdiri terdiri dari santri putera dan puteri.


Banyak sekali kisah tak masuk akal disaksikan banyak orang tentang Ra Lilur. Suatu ketika ia bersama banyak orang masuk hutan. Kala itu bulan puasa. Begitu tiba di dalam hutan ternyata adzan maghrib bergema. Orang-orang bingung. Sebab tak ada makanan sama sekali untuk buat buka. Ra Lilur mengisyaratkan agar tak resah. Benar. Tanpa diduga tiba-tiba terhampar tikar semacam permadani. Yang menakjubkan, di atas tikar itu tersedia berbagai macam makanan. Karuan saja orang-orang itu heran. Meski demikian mereka tetap saja lahap berbuka puasa.
Peristiwa aneh lain terjadi pada seorang dokter dari Malaysia. Dokter ini sengaja datang untuk menemui cicit Syaikhona Kholil tersebut. Tak jelas, dari mana dokter itu kenal nama Ra Lilur.
Dokter itu bersama seseorang yang bertindak sebagai pengantar. Dokter itu kemudian diajak Ra Lilur masuk ke dalam bilik rumahnya. Di situ terjadi pembicaraan cukup lama, sekitar satu jam. Sehingga pengantar dokter itu mengaku capek menunggu di luar. Apa yang dibicarakan? Menurut pengakuan sang dokter, Ra Lilur ternyata menguasai ilmu kedokteran secara luar biasa. Semua ilmu kedokteran dia pahami. "Saya belajar puluhan tahun, tidak seperti ilmu yang dimiliki beliau," kata sang dokter.
Yang membuat si dokter kaget, Ra Lilur memberikan sebuah foto berukuran poscard dengan pakaian putih lengkap dengan stetoskop tergantung di leher. Sang dokter heran menerima foto Ra Lilur. "Kalau dipikir, kapan beliau berpose seperti itu."
Keanehan Ra Lilur memang telah banyak yang menyaksikan. Habib Ali Zainal Abidin Bin Anis Al Muchdor mengaku pernah menyaksikan keajaiban Ra Lilur. Kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojojerto, Habib ini bercerita banyak tentang Ra Lilur. Habib kelahiran Jember 33 tahun lalu itu berkisah tentang Ra Lilur di kediamannya di kawasan Jalan Empunala Mojokerto.
Tiga tahun lalu, tutut Habib, dirinya bersama istrinya, MN Hidayah, melanglang buana. Ia penasaran ingin bertemu Ra Lilur. Ketika sampai di kediaman kiai nyentrik itu ia diterima ajudan Ra Lilur. Ia mengutarakan maksud kedatangannya. Namun Ra Lilur tak langsung menerima begitu saja. "Kiai tidak bisa menemuinya sekarang," tolak sang ajudan.
Ra Lilur, pada waktu itu memang banyak menerima tamu-tamu ulama dan masyarakat di rumahnya. Habib semakin penasaran. Karena itu si Habib tak langsung pergi meninggalkan rumah itu. Sambil merenung, ia bersikeras bagaimana caranya bertemu. Ia kemudian pergi ke sebelah samping rumah tersebut. Saat berjalan di bawah rimbun bambu, ia teringat pesan salah satu gurunya. "Raya kemudian mengamalkan perintah. Waktu itu saya segera membaca Al-Fatihah, saya tujukan kepada Nabi Muhammad SAW, para wali, dan Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan.
Bacaan saya tutup dengan permintaan saya, kalau kamu - Ra Lilur - memang cucu Kiai Kholil, keluarlah," tutur Habib.
Masyaallah. Tak disangka, seketika itu juga pundak Habib ada yang menepuk. Karuan saja Habib terkejut. Lebih terkejut lagi Habib menoleh. Ternyata yang menepuk itu Ra Lilur.
"Saya terkejut bukan main, usai membaca Al-Fatihah, mendadak pundak saya ditepuk Ra Lilur, yang sudah berdiri tepat dibelakang saya," kenangnya.
Habib semakin tak percaya ketika tiba-tiba Ra Lilur berkata, " Sudah lama kita tak bertemu. Kamu yang saya tunggu beberapa hari ini." Padahal Habib Ali merasa tak pernah bertemu dengan Ra Lilur.
Setelah itu Ra Lilur mengajak Habib duduk di atas gubug di tengah sawah.
Saat itu mereka ditemani salah satu ajudan Ra Lilur. Namun tiba-tiba keanehan muncul lagi.
Karena mendadak diantara Ra Lilur dan Habib tersedia susu. Padahal tak ada pelayan yang mengantarkan. Ajudan yang tadi menemani juga tak beranjak pergi.
"Silakan susunya diminum," kata Ra Lilur seolah tak terjadi apa-apa.


Lalu apa saja keanehan Ra Lilur yang lain? Berikut laporan Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura.
Sampai kini Ra Lilur kabarnya masih sering terlihat berendam di air. Tak jelas, apakah ini suatu bagian dari tirakat, atau memang digerakkan begitu saja oleh Tuhan. Yang pasti, kebiasaan Ra Lilur berendam di tengah laut ini tergolong tirakat tingkat tinggi. Siapa sih yang mau kedinginan di tengah laut. Apalagi pada malam hari. Belum lagi gangguan-gangguan hewan baik kecil maupun yang buas. Karena itu tirakat jenis ini hanya bisa dilakukan makhluk Allah yang memiliki kemalpuan fisik dan jiwa luar biasa.
Namun bagi Ra Lilur itu tampaknya sangat sepele. Maklum, ia telah mencapai tingkat gila Tuhan. Nah, kegilaannya terhadap Allah itulah yang menyebabkan ia kebal dan tak merasakan apa-apa, terutama dari segi fisik. Yang bergelora dalam jasad dan jiwanya hanyalah Allah, Allah, Allah... Ia memang benar-benar telah gila Tuhan.
Cukup banyak orang yang menyaksikan Ra Lilur berendam di tengah laut, meski ia sendiri tak pernah menghiraukan sorotan masyarakat. Bahkan suatu ketika pernah terjadi peristiwa menarik yang dialami para nelayan ikan. Kala itu seorang nelayan di Kecamatan Sepulu sontak kaget. Karena jaring yang ia tebar di tengah laut tiba-tiba terasa berat ketika diangkat. Dengan harap-harap cemas ia menarik jaringnya. Dalam pikirannya, ini pasti ikan besar. Namun betapa ia tertegun begitu jaring itu berhasil diangkat ke atas. Masyaallah, ternyata bukan ikan, melainkan tubuh manusia. Yang lebih mengagetkan lagi, ternyata tubuh itu adalah tubuh Ra Lilur yang sedang membujur. Kontan nelayan itu menceburkan kembali tubuh Ra Lilur ke laut.
Si nelayan terus tertegun. Ia tak habis pikir. Bagaimana mungkin tubuh manusia berendam dalam air sekian lama, apalagi itu jelas tubuh Ra Lilur. Sejenak ia sempat menduga, jangan-jangan Ra Lilur telah meninggal karena tenggelam di laut. Tapi dugaan nelayan itu meleset. Karena Ra Lilur sehat wal-afiat, tubuhnya tetap segar bugar sampai kini.
Menyaksikan kenyataan itu si nelayan semakin percaya betapa Ra Lilur itu waliyullah (kekasih Allah). Apalagi, sejak peristiwa itu hasil tangkapan nelayan tersebut langsung melimpah. Bahkan, setiap kali turun melaut, hasil tangkapannya lebih banyak dari pada nelayan lainnya. Ia pun yakin bahwa dirinya telah mendapat barakah. Yakni terus bertambahnya kebaikan. Bukankah sebagian orang menyebut barakah sebagai zidayatul khoir (semakin bertambahnya kebaikan)?


Dalam terminologi ilmu sufi ada empat jenis keistimewaan yang diberikan kepada manusia. Pertama, mukjizat. Mukjizat ini hanya diberikan kepada para Nabi. Seperti kita pahami, bentuk mukjizat bermacam-macam. Umumnya tak masuk akal. Misalnya, dari jari Nabi Muhammad tiba-tiba bisa memancar air dan sebagainya.
Kedua, karamah. Karamah ini diberikan kepada manusia istimewa di bawah Nabi. Jadi diberikan kepada orang tertentu yang memang disayang Tuhan. Karena itu mereka disebut wali (kekasih Allah). Wali sebenarnya tak bisa dideteksi. Bahkan dalam ajaran sufi disebutkan bahwa tak ada yang bisa mengetahui wali kecuali sesama wali. Karena itu kalau tiba-tiba ada orang mengaku wali patut diragukan.
Ketiga, mau'nah. Yaitu keistimewaan untuk orang biasa. Jadi orang biasa, tapi punya keistimewaan tertentu. Misalnya, bisa terbang atau sejenisnya.
Keempat, istidraj. Keistimewaan ini diberikan kepada orang-orang yang menentang Allah. Jadi orang-orang yang sesat pun oleh Allah diberi keistimewaan. Hanya saja keistimewaan itu hakikatnya sekedar untuk memanjakan mereka (me-lulu-bahasa Jawa). Karena kelak di akhirat ia akan disiksa habis-habisan.
Lalu bagaimana dengan Ra Lilur? Wallahu a'lam. Tapi kalau dilihat dari keluarbiasaan kehidupan sehari-harinya ia memang telah memasuki proses wali. Atau paling tidak, ia masuk dalam kategori jadab, yakni orang gila Allah yang masuk tahapan menuju proses wali.
Buktinya, ia sudah tak peduli masalah duniawi. Ia total kepada Allah melalui proses spiritual kontroversial. Diantaranya berendam di air laut siang malam. Maka mudah dipahami jika ia memiliki mukasafah (kemampuan meneropong masalah yang akan terjadi) cukup tinggi. Bahkan untuk melihat peristiwa yang akan terjadi pada masa datang seolah melihat di balik tirai saja.
Isyarat-isyarat Ra Lilur memang banyak yang terjadi. Lalu bagaimana tentang kondisi negara ini? Ternyata ketika ditanya tentang kondisi negara Ra Lilur serta merta menangis. "Beliau mengajak berdo'a. Dalam do'anya, beliau menangis prihatin," tutur Ali Zainal Abidin Bin Anis, seorang kiai dari Jember.
Seperti diberitakan HARIAN BANGSA sebelumnya, Habib ini pernah datang ke Ra Lilur, namun tak ditemui langsung. Ra Lilur baru keluar menemui setelah Habib mengirimkan surat Al-Fatihah kepada Nabi Muhammad, para wali dan Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, buyut Ra Lilur.
Menurut Habib, Ra Lilur menyatakan bahwa dalam kondisi multikrisis ini banyak wali menyembunyikan diri. Meski begitu, ia dengan memakai bahasa Arab sempat mengungkapkan kebanggaannya karena di Indonesia masih banyak orang bermunajat, ingat Allah.

Kemudian Ra Lilur - dengan bahasa Madura - mengajak Habib makan.
Ra Lilur segera beranjak meninggalkan gubug, tempat mereka duduk di tengah sawah. Ra Lilur tampaknya menyiapkan makanan sendiri. Tentu saja Habib penasaran. Masak seorang kiai terhormat mau menyiapkan makanan sendiri. Habib penasaran. Karena itu ia mengendap-ngendap berusaha mengintip apa yang diperbuat Ra Lilur. Ia terus membuntuti tuan rumah tersebut. Ra Lilur ternyata terus berjalan menuju sebuah gubug mirip kandang. Anehnya, hanya dalam sekejap ia sudah keluar membawakan masakan ala Timur Tengah. Yaitu sedandang nasi kebuli. Ini luar biasa, pikir Habib. "Bayangkan, sekian banyak porsi makanan disiapkannya dalam tempo sekian menit," katanya. Namun Habib mengaku tak nafsu makan. Ia lebih banyak terpaku heran. "Ya, saya terlalu banyak disuguhi kejadian tak masuk akal," kata Habib kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojokerto.
Apalagi sebelumnya juga terjadi peristiwa aneh. Ketika itu Habib sedang berbincang-bincang dengan Ra Lilur. Nah, pada saat asyik ngobrol itu rokok si Habib habis. Anehnya, ketika itu juga tiba-tiba tangan Ra Lilur memegang rokok kesukaan Habib. Di tangan Ra Lilur ada sebungkus rokok. Lebih aneh lagi, rokok itu baru dibuat dua hari sebelumnya. Itu tampak dari nomer register rokok tersebut.
"Saya tiap kali beli rokok, memang selalu melihat nomer register, kapan rokok itu dibuat." kata Habib.


Perilaku aneh Ra Lilur tidak hanya terjadi pada persoalan-persoalan negara, tapi juga berkaitan dengan orang kampung. Suatu ketika seorang penduduk di desa terpencil kehilangan sapi. Ia sedih karena sapi itu merupakan satu-satunya harta yang paling berharga bagi keluarganya.
Karena ingin sapinya kembali, dia sowan ke kediaman Ra Lilur. Maksudnya untuk minta barokah agar sapinya bisa kembali lagi.
Kebetulan waktu itu Ra Lilur sedang berada di rumah. Ia langsung ditemui oleh kiai nyentrik itu. Padahal, tamu yang hendak sowan ke Ra Lilur, biasanya baru bisa ketemu minimal setelah tiga kali sowan. Tapi, kali ini aneh. Ra Lilur malah dengan senang hati membantu orang yang malang itu. Lalu apa yang dilakukan Ra Lilur ketika diminta barokah agar sapi orang itu kembali lagi? Lagi-lagi Ra Lilur bertindak tak masuk akal.
Warga yang kehilangan seekor sapi itu diberi pil mencret atau murus. Tentu saja orang itu bingung dan dongkol. "Orang kehilangan sapi kok diberi obat murus. Ini sungguh tak masuk akal," kata orang yang kehilangan sapi itu tak habis pikir. Namun sebelum pulang pil itu tetap diminum sesuai petunjuk Ra Lilur. Meski demikian ia tetap saja pikirannya tak bisa menerima.
Ia kemudian pulang. Di tengah perjalanan menuju rumahnya, tiba-tiba perutnya mules. Tanpa pikir panjang ia lantas pergi ke sungai untuk membuang hajat.
Ajaib, ternyata setelah buang hajat, dia melihat beberapa ekor sapi ditambatkan di semak-semak di sekitar sungai itu. Ketika diperiksa, salah satu sapi yang ditambatkan itu adalah miliknya. Ia girang bukan main. Namun di balik kegirangan itu ia juga merasa berdosa. Ia gelo karena hatinya sempat dongkol pada Ra Lilur ketika diberi obat murus.
Keajaiban Ra Lilur memang sering dalam bentuk perilaku tak masuk akal. Ini mirip peristiwa-peristiwa Nabi Khidlir ketika melakukan perjalanan bersama Nabi Musa. Tiba-tiba Nabi Khidlir mencekik seseorang anak yang sedang main. Karuan saja Nabi Musa kaget. Ia menegur Nabi Khidlir. Namun Nabi Khidlir mengingatkan bahwa sejak awal Nabi Musa memang tak akan kuat melakukan perjalanan bersama Nabi yang suka tinggal di kawasan berair itu. Nabi Musa pun diam.
Mereka kemudian kembali melakukan perjalanan. Sampai di tengah jalan mereka haus.
Mereka kemudian minta air ke orang kampung untuk menghilangkan rasa hausnya itu. Tapi orang-orang di kampung tersebut tak satu pun yang mau memberi air. Anehnya, Nabi Khidlir ketika menyaksikan bangunan tua di kampung itu tiba-tiba memperbaikinya. Nabi Musa heran, kenapa Nabi Khidlir mau memperbaiki bangunan di kampung itu, padahal masyarakatnya sangat pelit, minta air saja tak mau mengasih.
Karena itu ia menegur lagi. "Iya, kan kamu tak akan kuat melakukan perjalanan bersama saya," kata Nabi Khidlir lagi mengingatkan Nabi Musa.
Setelah sampai di suatu tempat Nabi Khidlir menjelaskan tentang perilaku anehnya itu. "Saya bunuh anak itu karena nanti kalau sudah besar ia akan menjadi orang jahat, durhaka pada Allah," kata Nabi Khidlir.
Lalu kenapa mau memperbaiki fedung di masyarakat yang pelit? "Karena di bawah bangunan itu ada harta anak yatim yang kelak bisa diambil. Karena itu gedungnya harus tetap terawat," katanya.


Habib Ali Zainal Abidin termasuk orang yang banyak menyaksikan peristiwa ajaib tentang Ra Lilur. Maklum, ia ketika bertamu sempat tak ditemui oleh Ra Lilur. Namun begitu baca fatihah - seperti dilaporkan dalam edisi lalu - Ra Lilur langsung muncul. Ra Lilur yang cicit ulama terkenal Syaikhona Kholil itu serta merta mengajak Habib berbincang akrab. Namun justru karena banyak peristiwa ajaib itulah selera makan Habib langsung hilang. Karena itu ketika Ra Lilur menyuguhkan makanan ia menolak. "Saya masih kenyang kiai," kata Habib kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojokerto. Ra Lilur tak tersinggung. Ia malah tersenyum.
Habib merasa kenyang karena selain sudah banyak disuguhi keajaiban-keajaiban juga proses makanan yang dikeluarkan itu tak wajar. Ra Lilur - seperti diberitakan edisi lalu - hanya sebentar masuk dapur. Namun tiba-tiba nasi kebuli, masakan khas Timur Tengah itu, sudah siap santap. Karena itu hati Habib curiga, jangan-jangan makanan itu berasal dari haddam sejenis jin. Namun belum selesai Habib menuntaskan kecurigaannya itu tiba-tiba Ra Lilur berkata, "Ini dari Allah." Karuan saja Habib kaget. Ia malu sehingga wajahnya merah.
Habib semakin penasaran ketika Ra Lilur menyinggung istrinya, Ny MN Hidayah. "Disela-sela obrolan selama empat jam tersebut Ra Lilur menanyakan keadaan istri saya selama ditinggal merantau. Ia tahu, selama ini istri saya selalu tinggal sendiri di rumah, meski dia bekerja di PT Askes Kota Mojokerto," tutur Habib semakin terbata-bata.
Yang membuat Habib semakin heran ketika Ra Lilur menyebut alamat rumahnya secara lengkap baik di Pamekasan maupun di Jember. "Padahal, sekali lagi, beliau sama sekali tidak pernah tahu saya, apalagi alamat saya. Itu membuat saya heran," katanya.
Kemampuan menebak gerak hati lawan bicara itu memang sering ditunjukkan para wali. KH. Abdul Hamid Pasuruan, misalnya, kerap menunjukkan peristiwa aneh seperti itu. Semasa hidup kiai ini pernah kedatangan KH. Yusuf Hasyim (Pak Ud), putera pendiri NU Hadratussyaikh Hasyim Asy'ari. Saat itu Pak Ud - yang sehari-harinya aktif sebagai pengasuh pesantren Tebuireng Jomban itu - bersama tokoh NU KH. Munasir. Begitu Pak Ud datang Kiai Hamid langsung menyongsong. Kiai Hamid bahkan sempat merangkul Pak Ud. Akibatnya, Kiai Munasir seolah terabaikan. Nah, saat itulah dalam hati Kiai Munasir secara tak sengaja menggerutu. "Ya, wajar kalau Pak Ud diperlakukan (dihormati, red) seperti itu. Sebab Pak Ud putera macan (Kiai Hasyim Asy'ari, red). Jadi macan ketemu macan," kata Kiai Munasir dalam hati.
Ternyata tanpa diduga Kiai Hamid langsung berbalik ke arah Kiai Munasir. "Jangan begitu. Manusia itu sama saja. Ayo," kata Kiai Hamid sembari merangkul Kiai Munasir. Karuan saja Kiai Munasir terkejut. Ia tak menyangka gerundelan dalam hatinya diketahui oleh Kiai Munasir.
Menurut Habib, Ra Lilur sering menunjukkan firasat-firasat aneh sehingga orang tak habis pikir. Misalnya menangis. Habib menuturkan, jika Ra Lilur menangis, berarti ada kaum aulia (wali) wafat. Ra Lilur menangis karena jika wali meninggal berarti syiar Islam berkurang. Selain itu dunia kehilangan 'pahlawan' penyebar agama.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (10)
Di Kepala Kiai Ada Nasi ketika Jadi Imam Shalat

Perilaku aneh yang ditampakkan Ra Lilur tampaknya memang berkaitan dengan leluhurnya yang memang wali. Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, buyut Ra Lilur juga dikenal berperilaku aneh-aneh. Kiai Kholil dikenal sebagai ahli nahwu (gramatika Arab). Konon, ketika masih kecil Kiai Kholil sudah menunjukkan tanda-tanda aneh. Suatu ketika ia shalat berjama'ah bersama para santri dan kiainya. Seperti biasa, yang jadi imam adalah kiainya. Namun tiba-tiba Kholil kecil tertawa terbahak-bahak. Usai shalat kiainya memarahi Kholil. "Orang lagi shalat kamu malah tertawa. Apa maumu," bentak sang kiai.
Kholil menjawab enteng. "Sewaktu kiai shalat tadi saya lihat ada nasi dh atas kopyah kiai, karena itu saya tertawa," jawab Kholil.
Seketika kiainya kaget sekaligus malu. Ia sadar bahwa shalatnya tak khusuk karena ingin cepat-cepat pergi menghadiri kenduri. Sejak itu kiainya mulai menaruh perhatian besar pada Kholil. Ia sadar bahwa diantara santrinya ada yang punya kemampuan luar biasa. Yakni punya kasafah.
Dugaan kiai itu betul. Kholil kemudian berkembang menjadi kiai besar. Bahkan menjadi kiai hampir seantero Jawa, karena kiai-kiai besar di Jawa adalah santri atau pernah nyantri pada Kiai Kholil.
Keanehan Kiai Kholil terus terjadi ketika sudah kesohor. Suatu ketika Hadratussyaikh Hasyim Asy'ari mau nyantri ke pesantren yang diasuh Kiai Kholil di Bangkalan. Kiai Hasyim yang waktu itu masih muda langsung dites. Kiai yang kemudian menjadi pendiri NU itu, konon, disuruh naik ke atas pohon bambu. Sementara Kiai Kholil terus mengawasi dari bawah sembari memberi isyarat agar terus naik sampai ke puncak. Kiai Hasyim terus naik sesuai perintah gurunya itu. Ia tak peduli apakah pohon bambu itu melur atau bagaimana. Yang jelas, ia hanya patuh pada perintah kiainya.
Anehnya, begitu sampai di puncak Kiai Kholil mengisyaratkan agar Kiai Hasyim meloncat ke bawah. Tanpa pikir panjang Kiai Hasyim langsung meloncat. Ternyata ia selamat.
Yang menarik, dua kiai besar ini sama-sama tawadhu' alias rendah hati. Mereka sama-sama saling berguru. Kiai Hasyim terkenal sebagai ahli hadits. Biasanya Kiai Hasyim mengajarkan hadits itu pada santri sebulan penuh bila bulan puasa. Ternyata Kiai Kholil, meski dikenal sebagai guru Kiai Hasyim, ikut juga jadi santri. Ia tak gengsi memperdalam ilmu meski kepada muridnya sendiri. Sebaliknya, ia malah sangat menghormati Kiai Hasyim.
Tradisi tawadhu' (rendah hati) itu ternyata terus menurun ke generasi berikutnya. Gus Dur - cucu Kiai Hasyim - sangat menghormati keturunan Kiai Kholil. Begitu juga KH. Fuad Amin - cicit Kiai Kholil - sangat menghormati keturunan Kiai Hasyim.
"Kalau saya salaman mencium tangan Gus Dur langsung ditarik," tutur Fuad Amin.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (11)
Gagal Temui Nabi Khidlir, Bertekad Mengembara

Ra Lilur memang berasal dari keluarga sufi. Dalam arti, leluhurnya dikenal dekat dengan Nabi Khidlir. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika keajaiban-keajaiban Ra Lilur mirip dengan perilaku Nabi Khidlir.
KH. Imron, kakek Ra Lilur, konon, pernah ditemui Nabi Khidlir, Kiai Imron adalah putera Syaikhona Kholil Abdul Latif Bangkalan.
Kala itu Nabi Khidlir menjelma sebagai orang berpenyakit yang menjijikkan. Orang itu kemudian minta gendong pada Kiai Imron. Namun Kiai Imron menolak. Karena menolak orang itu lantas minta gendong ke Hadratussyahkh Hasyim Asy'ari yang waktu itu masih mondok di pesantren Kiai Kholil.
Kiai Hasyim menggendong hampir sampai ke pesantren. Menjelang sampai ke pesantren orang itu minta diturunkan. Orang tersebut kemudian berkata," Sampaikan kepada Kiai Imron, saya ini Nabi Khidlir." Setelah itu orang tersebut lenyap.
Begitu kabar disampaikan, Kiai Imron terkejut. Ia menyesal telah menolak menggendong orang berpenyakit itu yang tak lain adalah Nabi Khidlir. Sejak itu, kabarnya, Kiai Imron bertekad untuk mencari Nabi Khidlir. Ia terus mengembara untuk mencari Nabi Khidlir.
Kasus seperti Kiai Imron ini memang banyak terjadi. Seseorang pernah ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir. Ia datang kepada kiai yang dikenal wali. Orang tersebut kemudian disuruh pergh ke trotoar gedung bioskop. Namun begitu sampai di tempat yang ditunjuk. Ternyata Nabi Khidlir tak ada. Orang tersebut kemudian kembali ke rumah sang kiai. Ia melaporkan bahwa di depan gedung bioskop itu tak ada Nabi Khidlir. Yang ada hanya orang jual bakso.
Lalu apa kata sang kiai? "Ya, itu Nabi Khidlir. Yang menjelma jadi tukang bakso itu," kata kiai itu. Kontan saja orang sudah lama ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir itu gelo.
Konon, KH. Abdul Hamid Pasuruan yang dikenal sebagai wali itu sering didatangi orang yang ingin bertemu dengan Nabi Khidlir. Suatu ketika ia kedatangan tamu yang ngotot mau bertemu Nabi Khidlir. Kiai Hamid lantas minta orang itu datang kembali besok.
Karena mem`ng sangat ingin melihat Nabi Khidlir, orang tersebut datang seperti perintah Kiai Hamid. Ia lantas duduk di sela-sela tamu yang banyak. Kiai Hamid terus asyik bercakap-cakap dengan para tamunya. Kemudian para tamu itu pulang sehingga tinggal orang yang ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir itu.
"Kiai, mana Nabi Khidlirnya," katanya tak sabar setelah menunggu tak muncul-muncul.
"Lho, tadi sewaktu kamu ke sini ada orang nggak di depan?" tanya Kiai Hamid.
"Ada, tapi orang membersihkan got," kata orang itu jujur.
"Ya, itu tadi Nabi Khidlir," jelas Kiai Hamid. Karuan saja orang itu terkejut. Ia tak menyangka orang yang ia sepelekan tadi ternyata Nabi Khidlir.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (12)
Nangis Ngguguk, Ulama Kejar Harta, Telantarkan Fakir Miskin

Belum ada informasi jelas tentang pendidikan Ra Lilur. Tapi ia menguasai bahasa Arab. Kehidupan Ra Lilur memang agak berbeda dengan keluarga Syaikhona Kholil lainnnya yang pendidikannya jelas. KH. Abdullah Schaal, saudara Ra Lilur, misalnya, sejak kecil nyantri secara teratur. Kemudian mengasuh pesantren warisan Syaikhona Kholil. Karena itu pesantren yang terletak di kota Bangkalan itu dinamakan Pesantren Syaikhona Kholil. Pesantren inilah yang pernah dibakar oleh Ra Lilur.
Ra Lilur sejak muda dikabarkan suka mengembara. Ia sering tak jelas dimana tempatnya. Ia hanya muncul ketika mau mengabarkan peristiwa-peristiwa penting yang akan terjadi. Untuk proses penyampaian kabar itu ia kadang datang kepada Kiai Abdullah Schaal. "Biasanya ia minta agar Kiai Abdullah hati-hati," ujar salah seorang keluarga Kiai Abdullah kepada HARIAN BANGSA. Setelah itu ia kembali ke kediamannya. Atau meneruskan laku-nya, merendam diri di tengah laut.
Yang menarik, di kediaman Ra Lilur cukup banyak tamu berkunjung. Di depan tamunya - terutama yang khusus - ia kadang bercerita tentang peristiwa-peristiwa penting. Misalnya tentang ulama yang kini mulai lebih suka mengejar-ngejar harta ketimbang memikirkan nasib umat. Cicit Syaikhona Kholil itu bahkan menangis sampai ngguguk ketika bicara tentang ulama yang hanya mengejar harta. "Kalau ulama sudah lupa kepada kedudukannya dan mencintai harta serta kemewahan, berat, berat, dihadapan Allah SWT. Dampaknya, mereka akan pecah. Ya, Allah, selamatkanlah mereka," kata Ra Lilur sembari menangis sesenggukan. Ia menyampaikan itu kepda tamunya dalam bahasa Arab.
Soal bahasa Ra Lilur melihat tamunya. Kalau tamunya paham bahasa Arab kadang bicara dalam bahasa Arab. Tapi jika tamunya orang Madura, biasanya ia cukup bahasa Madura.
Berbeda dengan ulama milenium yang berebut posisi dan sibuk dengan politik, Ra Lilur sangat sederhana. Baik pakaian maupun kehidupan sehari-harinya sangat bersahaja. Ra Lilur memang lebih tepat jika disebut sebagai ulama rohani.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (13)
Pengusaha Besi Kapok Datang, Rugi Rp 100 Juta, Ayah Mati

Banyak cerita menarik yang dialami Habib Ali Zainal Bin Anis Al Muchdor ketika berkunjung ke kediaman Ra Lilur di Tanah Merah Bangkalan Madura. "Waktu itu saya melihat pakaian Ra Lilur yang sederhana. Saxa lantas ingat satu hadits yang mengatakan agar hati-hati terhadap orang yang berpakaian compang-camping. Karena orang itu mulya di sisi Allah. Uniknya, seketika itu Ra Lilur menjawab Salallahalaihi Muhammad," tutur Habib. Sontak Habib takdim kepada Ra Lilur. Karena apa yang ada dalam hati Habib, ternyata Ra Lilur tahu.
Tak lama kemudian Ra Lilur bertanya kenapa seorang pengusaha besi tua bernama H. Hasan yang tinggal di Cililitan Jakarta tak pernah datang lagi kepadanya.
Habib Ali menjawab mungkin sudah jera karena banyak pengalaman pahit yang dialami ketika datang ke Ra Lilur.
Menurut Habib, Hasan pernah mengalami tekanan ekonomi. Karena ia mendengar kejadian-kejadian aneh yang dialami Habib bersama Ra Lilur, ia kemudian memutuskan datang kepada kiai jadab itu.
Ia minta do'a kepada Ra Lilur. Ia berharap, cicit Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu, mau mendo'akan, agar usahanya tetap langgeng. Begitu juga kalau ada job baru sukses.
Singkat cerita, setibanya di rumah sang kiai, segera ia disambut ajudan sekaligus dihadapkan kepada Ra Lilur. Hasan lantas menceritakan masalahnya. Ra Lilur mendengar semua cerita Hasan. Namun yang membuat Hasan tak habis pikir, ketika hendak pulang, ia diberi obat sakit kepala Paramex.
Tentu ia bertanya-tanya dalam hati. Dengan diliputi tanda tanya, Hasan pulang ke rumahnya di Jakarta. "Di dalam bus, saya terus mikir. Mau diapakan obat ini. Kenapa pula kiai memberi saya ini," gumam Hasan seperti ditirukan Habib.
Seminggu kemudian, H. Hasan ternyata tertimpa musibah. Usahanya rugi Rp 100 juta. "Mati aku. Rupanya itu maksud kiai memberi obat," kata Hasan tersenyum kecut. Sebulan kemudian, di rumahnya, telepon H. Hasan mendadak berdering. Telepon itu dari saudaranya di Tanah Merah, Madura. Ia mengabarkan bahwa abahnya (ayah), yang murid Habib Sholeh Tanggul, Jember, sakit kdras. Dilanda rasa gundah tak terkira, ia pun pergi menemui abahnya.
Abahnya terbaring sakit di atas pembaringan. Ia lantas menemui guru abahnya, yaitu Habib Sholeh Tanggul, H. Hasan diminta membawa tasbih. Menurut Habib Sholeh, tasbih itu, selain untuk wirid juga sangat manjur untuk mengobati orang sakit. Sesuai dengan pesan guru, tasbih itu dicelupkan ke dalam segelas air. Selanjutnya, air bekas celupan itu diminumkan kepada orang yang sakit. Semula, penyakit itu memang berkurang. Badan abahnya sedikit enakan. Tapi itu tidak berlangsung lama. Beberapa waktu kemudian, bapaknya kembali jatuh sakit. H. Hasan pun segera beranjak pergi meminta do'a kepada Ra Lilur. Yang tak membuat H. Hasan heran lagi, ketika Ra Lilur, memberinya kapas, berikut minyak telon. Itu diberikan ketika H. Hasan hendak pulang. Seperti sebelumnya, dalam perjalanan menuju rumah orang tuanya di Tanah Merah, hati H. Hasan, diliputi tanda tanya yang hebat. Begitu tiba di rumah abahnya, ia mendapati banyak orang menangisi kepergian orang tua lelakinya itu. Rupanya, kapas dan minyak telon itu, sebagai perlambang bahwa penyakit orang tuanya tak dapat disembuhkan. "Kapok sudah saya bertemu Ra Lilur," kata H. Hasan setengah menggerutu.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (14)
Geger, Wanita Misterius Penjemur Ikan Dinikahi Kiai

Di kawasan pesisir Bangkalan ada seseorang wanita yang sehari-harinya membersihkan ikan. Wanita itu tak ubahnya seorang buruh. Ia tiap hari membersihkan dan menjemur ikan milik orang. Ia hanya dapat upah sekian rupiah dari jerih payahnya itu.
Kesibukan di kawasan pesisir itu membuat orang tak pernah memperhatikan wanita itu. Apalagi wanita itu memang tampil seperti umumnya buruh; kusut dan agak kotor. Karena itu masyarakat tak pernah memperdulikan.
Masyarakat baru terhenyak ketika wanita berpenampilan kumal itu dinikahi Ra Lilur. Rasan-rasan pun ramai. Mereka seolah tak percaya kiai seterhormat Ra Lilur mau menikahi wanita buruh itu.
Yang menarik, begitu berita pernikahan Ra Lilur dengan wanita itu tersebar, masyarakat mulai bertanya-tanya, dari mana asalnya wanita tersebut. Sebab meski setiap hari bertemu dan berkumpul masyarakat di sekitar pesisir itu tak ada yang tahu asal muasal wanita tersebut. Masyarakat pun mulai geger. Wanita itu dianggap misterius karena tak diketahui asal usulnya.
Ajaibnya, begitu masyarakat heboh tiba-tiba muncul informasi bahwa wanita tersebut berasal dari kesultanan Demak. Karuan saja masyarakat kembali ramai.
Tapi benarkah ia berasal dari kesultanan Demak? Wallahu a'lam. Tapi masyarakat di sekitar pesisir itu yakin ia berasal dari Demak. Yang juga unik wanita itu tetap sederhana meski dinikahi Ra Lilur. Padahal ia telah jadi istri orang terhormat dan disegani masyarakat. Bahkan Ra Lilur bukan saja disegani masyarakat tapi juga dihormati para ulama. Toh istri Ra Lilur tetap bersahaja. Untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sehari-harinya ia berjualan es lilin. Dagangannya itu kadang dijajakan kepada para santri KH. Abdullah Schaal di Pesantren Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan. "Ia sering ke sini (pesantren) jual es lilin," kata salah seorang keluarga Kiai Abdullah Schaal.
Aneh, memang. Padahal, kalau mau, bisa saja ia kaya raya mengingat tamu Ra Lilur yang terus membludak. Ia juga bisa ongkang-ongkang, tak usah kerja keras, seperti umumnya istri kiai. Tapi itu tak ia lakukan. Ia lebih suka makan dari hasil keringatnya sendiri ketimbang menunggu pemberian masyarakat.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (15)
Terjangkit Penyakit Menahun, Diobati dengan Tiga Korma

Ra Lilur ternyata tak hanya piawai mendeteksi masa depan. Ia juga ahli mengobati orang sakit. Tak aneh jika banyak tamu yang minta tolong untuk mengobati penyakitnya. Bahkan semenjak hijrah ke sebuah desa di kecamatan Galis Bangkalan, tamu yang hadir meminta barokah semakin bejibun saja. Uniknya, yang datang tidak hanya dari kalangan santri dan masyarakat biasa, namun juga kiai pengasuh pesantren yang punya masalah.
Salah satunya, seorang kiai asal Strabaya. Kiai ini sudah puluhan tahun mengidap penyakit aneh. Awalnya dikira terkena serangan syaraf. Menurut analisis dokter spesialis syaraf terkenal yang praktik di Jl. Diponegoro Surabaya, kiai ini, syaraf rahangnya terganggu, sehingga sulit mengatupkan lidahnya. Kalau berbicara harus dipegang. Pendek kata penderitaan itu sudah lama.
Sebelum memeriksakan ke dokter neurolog tersebut, kiai ini melanglang buana berkonsultasi dengan berbagai ahli, baik ahli medis, maupun paranormal. Tapi hasilnya nol besar. Bahkan pernah juga berkonsultasi ke KH. Ghofur, pengasuh ponpes Sunan Drajat Paciran Lamongan.
Juga gagal. S`lah seorang santrinya, pernah menyarankan agar berobat ke suatu daerah di Jabar. Tapi setelah dijalankan, perkembangannya hanya sesaat. Usai berobat, hanya sepekan kondisinya sehat, setelah itu kambuh lagi.
Karena penyakit yang menahun inilah, kemudian timbul syak swasangka, jangan-jangan penyakit aneh ini, bukan penyakit lahir, karena tak terdeteksi secara medis, tetapi penyakit kiriman, alias terkena sihir atau sejenisnya.
Namun kiai ini terus berikhtiar sembari tetap pasrah. Di tengah-tengah kepasrahan itulah, tiba-tiba timbul wisik-wisik dari seorang tamu yang agak aneh. Tamu itu menyarankan, agar meminta barokah ke Ra Lilur.
Tanpa pikir panjang, maka berangkatlah rombongan kiai itu ke tempat pedepokan Ra Lilur di sebuah desa Banjar kecamatan Galis Kabupaten Bangkalan. Biasanya orang yang tak pernah sowan ke Ra Lilur, sulit langsung ditemui. Tapi khusus yang satu ini, Ra Lilur langsung menyanggongnya. "Lenggi-lenggi pada parlo napa (mari silakan duduk, ada maksud apa ke sini)," sapanya.
Kiai ini langsung mengutarakan niatnya. Ia juga menceritakan perjalanannya berobat ke mana-mana, namun hasilnya nihil.
Mendengar keluhan itu, Ra Lilur langsung memberi tiga buah korma dari dalam rumahnya. "Da'ar pa tada' (silakan makan dihabiskan)," kata Ra Lilur.
Saat dialog itu tak begitu cair. Maklum Ra Lilur memang sering memperlihatkan suasana yang sulit ditebak. Kadang-kadang tertawa, tapi kadang-kadang tak banyak bicara.
Mungkin saat itu, Ra Lilur paham, betapa menderitanya kiai ini lantaran merasakan sakit menahun.
Usai menyuguhkan tiga korma, Ra Lilur memberi wejangan, agar kiai tadi, berobat ke seorang dokter kiai di sebuah kawasan sekitar Pasar Turi Surabaya. Kenapa disebut dokter kiai, karena dokter itu, selain memberi obat, juga memberi bacaan-bacaan.
Hasilnya? Alhamdulillah, penyakit menahun kiai sederhana itu akhirnya berangsur-angsur sembuh.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (16)
Aparat Nangis, Minta Tolong Ditunjukkan Tommy Soeharto

Keanehan Ra Lilur semakin menjadi-jadi. Ini terkait dengan kondisi nasional yang masih belum menentu. Yang menarik, keanehan Ra Lilur itu kini banyak mengundang perhatian aparat. Bahkan ada anggota Polri berpangkat perwira menengah (Pamen) datang ke kiai yang dikenal punya kasaf itu untuk minta tolong. Si pamen itu rela bepergian tengah malam dengan sepeda motor menuju desa Banjar untuk menemui Ra Lilur.
Apa tujuan sang Polisi? Ajudan (haddam) Ra Lilur, H. Husni Madani, bercerita kepada Taufiqurrahman wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura tentang keinginan pamen berpangkat Ajun Komisaris Besar Polisi (AKBP) itu. Menurut Husni ia minta tolong agar ditunjukkan tempat persembunyian Tommy.
Namun Ra Lilur - seperti laporan HARIAN BANGSA sebelumnya - sulit ditemui. Karena itu pamen itu menyampaikan maksudnya itu melalui Husni. Diceritakan, sebelum menyampaikan keinginannya, selama tiga malam berturut-turut petinggi polri itu melakukan wirid dan mengaji di mushallah milik H. Husni. "Malah dia (petinggi Polri itu) rampai menangis ketika membaca Al-qur'an," tuturnya.
Lantas bagaimana tanggapan Ra Lilur ketika ajudannya menyampaikan keinginan sang tamu? Dengan tegas Ra Lilur mengatakan, untuk memburu Tommy sangat sulit, karena memang ada yang membuatnya sulit. "Sulit karena memang dibuat sulit," jawab Ra Lilur singkat seperti ditirukan H. Husni. Jawaban itu diberikan Ra Lilur melalui ajudannya.
Dari jawaban Ra Lilur itu tersirat bahwa Tommy memang ada yang melindungi. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika beberapa pihak ragu terhadap upaya polisi menangkap Tommy. Bahkan kini muncul analisis bahwa gerakan aparat yang mau menangkap Tommy itu sekedar basa-basi belaka, yakni untuk meredam kekecewaan atau mengalihkan perhatian masyarakat dari persoalan politik di tubuh Polri sendiri maupun seputar di Mega.
Perilaku Ra Lilur kini memang kian aneh. Sudah dua minggu ini, Ra Lilur mengunci diri di sebuah gubuk di atas gunung. Bahkan pintu pagarnya pun digembok. Sehingga, tamu yang hendak sowan ke Ra Lilur sulit untuk bertemu. Selama ini hanya ada dua orang haddam yang bisa menemui Ra Lilur. Seorang tamu yaitu kiai dari Jember, KH. Nawawi Abdul Jalil, hanya bisa bertemu dengan ajudan. "Sudah dua minggu kiai tidak ngomong. Beliau berkomunikasi hanya dengan tulisan tangan saja. Kalau ada tamu, saya hanya bisa menyampaikan keinginan sang tamu. Tapi kiai hanya memberikan tulisan atau barang," papar haddam yang sudah mengabdi sejak tahun 1989 ini.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (17)
Serahkan Dekrit pada Kiai Abdullah Schaal

Keanehan Ra Lilur memang sulit ditebak. Terutama menyangkut peristiwa politik negara. Buktinya, jauh sebelum Gus Dur memberikan dekrit ia telah menyerahkan dekrit kepada dua kiai kharismatik Madura yakni KH. Abdullah Schaal dan KH. Zubair Muntasor.
Menurut haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur, H. Husni Madani, kiai yang sudah mencapai tahapan mukasafah ini enam bulan lalu pernah mengeluark`n sebuah dekrit. Dekrit tersebut berisi persoalan penerapan demokrasi yang tengah diperjuangkan oleh Gus Dur yang saat itu masih menjabat sebagai Presiden.
Sayang selembar kertas dekrit asli tulisan tangan Ra Lilur itu diminta kembali. Sedangkan KH. Abdullah dan KH. Zubair hanya diberi salinannya (fotokopi) saja. H. Husni hanya ingat penggalan kalimat yang tersirat dalam dekrit Ra Lilur. Antara lain, demokrasi sulit dipraktikkan. Yang terakhir, berisi kalimat berat sama dipikul, setelah ringan tidak kebagian. "Saya hanya ingat dua kalimat itu, sedangkan yang lain saya lupa," katanya.
Mengapa tidak dhfotokopi lebih? H. Husni mengatakan, sebenarnya dekrit itu difotokopi lebih dua lembar. Tapi setelah menghadap Ra Lilur, lembaran yang asli diminta sedangkan yang dua lembar fotokopi disimpannya.
"Anehnya, dua lembar fotokopi dekrit itu hilang. Padahal saya ingat dimana saya simpan," tuturnya keheranan. "Ya mungkin, kiai tidak kasokan (tidak mengijinkan, red)," katanya mengira-ngira.
Haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur menjelaskan, fotokopi dekrit diberikan kepada KH. Abdullah sebanyak 5 lembar dan 5 lembar lainnya diserahkan kepada KH. Zubair. Dan setiap mengeluarkan surat, Ra Lilur selalu meminta surat asli tulisan tangannya.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (18)
Surati HARIAN BANGSA, Meski Tak Baca Koran

Keanehan-keanehan Ra Lilur yang diberitakan HARIAN BANGSA ternyata mendapat tanggapan dari cucu Syikhona Kholil Bangkalan Madura itu. Secarik kertas berisi tulisan tangan dengan lafal arab itu diberikan begitu saja kepada H. Husni Madani, haddam (ajudan) kepercayaannya.
Karuan saja Husni kaget. Karena selama ini Ra Lilur tidak pernah keluar dari biliknya di sebuah pegunungan di Desa Banjar Galis. Kawasan ini jauh dari kota. Jaraknya sekitar 35 km dari kota Bangkalan. Kondisinya penuh bebatuan.
Selain itu Ra Lilur sudah lebih dua minggu ini tidak pernah berkomunikasi melalui lisan alias puasa bicara. Ra Lilur juga mengunci diri didalam kamarnya. Tak pernah keluar.
Jadi kiai yang suka berendam di tengah laut itu tak pernah baca koran. Tapi anehnya, kiai kasaf berumur lebih dari setengah baya ini tahu kalau saat ini dirinya sedang menjadi salah satu berita di rubrik Religia HARIAN BANGSA. Lebih aneh lagi, Ra Lilur tahu persis apa saja yang pernah dimuat tentang dirinya.
Menurut H. Husni, selama ini Ra Lilur tidak pernah diberi tahu soal pemuatan dirinya di HARIAN BANGSA. Memang Husni sendiri pernah membaca tulisan tentang Ra Lilur di HARIAN BANGSA. Tapi dia tidak berani memberikan koran HARIAN BANGSA yang memuat tentang dirinya itu karena takut tidak setuju dimuat di media massa.
Karena itu ia ketakutan ketika secara tiba-tiba dipanggil Ra Lilur. "Saya sempat ketar-ketir ketika dipanggil oleh Kiai (Ra Lilur, red). Karena saat itu kiai langsung bertanya dimana alamat redaksi HARIAN BANGSA," tutur H. Husni kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan.
Bahkan, sambungnya, Ra Lilur, juga menanyakan siapa wartawan yang menulisnya. "Saya berpikir kiai dukah (marah, red), tapi ternyata tidak," papar haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur yang sudah mengabdi puluhan tahun di rumahnya, Desa Banjar Galis. Lalu bagaimana isi suratnya? Ikuti lanjutannya besok.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (19)
Jatuh dari Pematang, Minta Dibelikan Kosmetik

Isyarat Ra Lilur seputar perkembangan politik di Indonesia ternyata masih ada yang menarik untuk disimak. Ini terutama terkait dengan peristiwa jatuhnya Gus Dur dan naiknya Megawati sebagai Presiden belum lama ini.
Menurut H. Husni Madani, haddam Ra Lilur, dua bulan lalu cicit Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu pernah mengalami peristiwa aneh. Diluar dugaan, ketika berjalan menuju biliknya di atas gunung, kiai jadab ini tiba-tiba jatuh dari pematang yang cukup tinggi.
"Peristiwa ini terjadi pada malam hari selepas isya. Saat berjalan di atas pematang, tiba-tiba kiai jatuh. Saking tingginya, sikut kiai sampai luka," tutur Husni kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan. "Saya heran, soalnya pematangnya lebar dan kiai biasa berjalan melewatinya," katanya seraya geleng-geleng kepala.
Saat itu Husni masih belum berpikir isyarat yang bakal terjadi kelak dikemudian hari. Dia hanya berpikir, kiai yang sudah mencapai tingkat mukasafah ini hanya terjatuh biasa. "Saya pikir hanya jatuh biasa. Eh, ternyata Gus Dur dijatuhkan," kata Husni dengan logat Madura yang kental.
Begitu juga naiknya Megawati sebagai Presiden. Peristiwa Mega jadi Presiden tak luput dari isyarat aneh Ra Lilur. Dijelaskan, sepuluh hari menjelang sidang istimewa (SI) MPR, Ra Lilur minta dibelikan tiga meter kain warna merah. Dan keinginan itupun langsung diiyakan H. Husni.
Keesokan harinya, Ra Lilur kembali meminta ajudan kepercayaannya itu untuk membeli perlengkapan kosmetik. Ra Lilur berpesan agar semua kebutuhan kosmetik wanita dibeli lengkap dan dibungkus rapi.
"Pokoknya, keinginan kiai saya ibaratkan seseorang yang hendak melamar seorang wanita. Saat itu saya hanya berpikir kiai punya niat untuk meminangkan salah satu putri saya dengan seorang lelaki
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          Galeries comercials de Barcelona, del segle XIX al XXI   
 Passatge Bacardí


La recerca històrica i l'article sobre l'origen dels passatges i les galeries comercials de Barcelona, que podeu llegir tot seguit, ha servit per a la realització d'un reportatge a Betevé, en el qual he col·laborat i que podeu veure clicant l'enllaç "L'ocàs de les galeries comercials".


Les primeres galeries comercials


Les galeries comercials enteses com a passatges coberts destinats als serveis d’oci (cafès, teatres, cinemes) i botigues on s’exposen mercaderies per a la venda apareixen a Europa durant el segle XIX –sobretot durant la Belle Époque, entre l’últim terç del segle XIX i la Gran Guerra (1914-1918)–, en el context de les reformes urbanes que transformen els centres històrics de les ciutats en benefici dels eixamples moderns i els grans bulevards. Són els anys en què les burgesies procedents, en bona part, de la revolució industrial conquereixen nous espais de la ciutat fugint dels centres històrics altament densificats, a causa, principalment, del creixement de la població en uns nuclis que havien estat tancats per muralles. És el cas de Barcelona, on la burgesia que habitava els carrers de Montcada i Ample construiran els seus habitatges en els pobles del Pla, com Sarrià, Sant Gervasi o Horta, i, sobretot, a l’Eixample projectat per Ildefons Cerdà l’any 1859, expansió que va ser possible, precisament, gràcies a l’enderroc de la muralla, iniciat l’any 1854.

Les galeries i passatges coberts vuitcentistes, construïts amb luxoses estructures de ferro i vidre, i posteriorment integrats en la planta baixa dels edificis, permeten garantir l’aïllament dels carrers, cada cop més transitats per ciutadans de tota mena. Tenen, per tant, un component classista, que permet passejar sense barrejar-se amb les classes baixes i subalternes que han conquerit la ciutat. Com deia Walter Benjamin en els seus apunts inacabats sobre els Passagen-Werk (1), la separació dels dos mons s’aconsegueix creant un univers que ens porta directament a l’imaginari dels qui hi passegen a través d’objectes i situacions que componen un collage que ens remet directament a les cambres de meravelles. Si aquestes volien representar el món de les ciències naturals i, per tant, una forma d'ordenat el món, els passatges i les galeries ens porten als productes de consum i als llocs d’oci que recreen un cert luxe i una manera d’entendre la vida dels burgesos.

Un altre símil el podem trobar amb els parcs d’atraccions, que conformen un món tancat que representa de forma simbòlica la vida a través de l’atzar, la fortuna, la por, el cel, l’infern o els laberints. Així ho veia Juan Eduardo Cirlot a Ferias y atracciones (2), mentre els surrealistes, com Aragon, definien els passatges comercials com una exaltació del món de la màgia i la il·lusió, on els productes de consum són fantasmagories perquè van més enllà del seu valor d’ús i de canvi. No serà estrany que moltes d’aquestes galeries hi integrin espectacles com panorames i cinemes. I ho veurem més clar encara si tenim present l’estructura laberíntica que mostren moltes de les galeries comercials que hem conegut, i com, en les darreres dècades, han evolucionat fins a convertir-se en centres comercials i lúdics on és possible –i aquesta és la intenció– passar-hi el dia sencer.

Perquè això sigui possible, però, caldrà arribar a la dècada de 1950, quan després de la Segona Guerra Mundial es produeixi l’esclat definitiu de la societat de consum i veiem aquelles galeries classistes convertides en paradisos d’un consumisme que travessa transversalment totes les classes socials. Es crea entre la classe obrera la il·lusió d’aspirar a classe mitjana, i que aquesta busqui en els usos que fa dels espais comercials i lúdics –com havien fet els burgesos de les galeries del segle XIX– una manera d’integrar-se en l’estructura social conquerint el seu espai. No és res diferent del que passa en la resta de l’espai urbà. Entre finals del segle XIX i principis del XX les masses populars conquerien el Paral·lel –immensa galeria descoberta– al mateix ritme que la burgesia ho feia a l’Eixample. I avui, la gent passeja pel passeig de Gràcia, aparador de mercaderies prohibitives, i fan la despesa al Portal de l’Àngel, continuació natural del passeig de Gràcia amb el Corte Inglés fent-hi de frontissa.


 Passage des Panoramas (París), 1910


La primera galeria comercial va ser la Galerie de Bois o Camp des Tartares, construïda el 1786 pel Duc d'Orléans, en els jardins del Palau Reial de París, i avui desapareguda. Però la més antiga que es conserva és el Passage des Panoramas, construïda el 1799, també a París. Aquesta galeria rep el nom dels panorames instal·lats a l’entrada del Boulevard de Montmartre; uns aparells de grans dimensions anteriors al cinema que permetien des de l’interior d’una rotonda veure imatges de grans ciutats i paisatges del món, creant efectes realistes gràcies a la llum i la perspectiva. Hi havia també una de les entrades al Théâtre des Variétés. París, a més de ser la ciutat precursora d’aquestes construccions, encara conserva més d’una vintena de galeries i va estendre la moda per ciutats com Milà, Nantes, Nàpols, Viena, Praga, Londres, Berlín, Trieste. Brussel·les, Istanbul...


Panorames i Théâtre des Variétés del Passage des Panoramas
des del Boulevard de Montmartre, en un gravat de Gilbert, 1802


Les galeries comercials de Barcelona al segle XIX

Barcelona també va formar part d’aquella eclosió urbana burgesa, però no ho va fer inicialment en el nou Eixample sinó dins de muralles. Els exemples són pocs i no van reeixir perquè en aquella ciutat de carrers atapeïts i densament poblada l’autèntic nucli comercial de mitjan segle XIX va ser el carrer de Ferran (1827/1876/1910). Els espais guanyats a les edificacions religioses després de les desamortitzacions (Medizábal, 1836; Madoz, 1855) van ser utilitzats per guanyar-hi places o per construir-hi equipaments com el Liceu o el mercat de Sant Josep (Boqueria). Tot i així, són d’aquesta època els passatges Bacardí i del Crèdit, però no tindrem en compte altres passatges com Magarola, Madoz, de la Pau o del Rellotge perquè no s’ajusten a la tipologia, en uns casos perquè no són coberts, d’altres perquè són tancats o perquè no són comercials.


Quiosc a Rambla, davant de l'entrada del
passatge Bacardí, a principis del segle XX


Passatge Bacardí (ca.1850)

Projectat per l’arquitecte Francesc Daniel Molina per encàrrec del propietari Ramon de Bacardí, uneix la Rambla (números 40-42) amb la plaça Reial (1850-1859), en el solar de l'antic convent dels Caputxins, enderrocat el 1836. Abans de construir-hi la plaça va ser lloc habitual d'espectacles de circ ambulant, i entre 1843 i 1848 hi va funcionar el Teatre Nou de Caputxins.

El tram més pròxim a la Rambla suporta l'edifici superior; en canvi, la meitat més pròxima a la plaça Reial està coberta per un envidriat a l'alçada de la coberta, que il·lumina tot l'espai. Una galeria, d’estructura de ferro i totalment envidria, travessa perpendicularment el passatge a mitja alçada.


Consergeria del passatge del Crèdit, 1953
Henri Cartier-Bresson


Passatge del Crèdit (1879)

Projectat per l’arquitecte Magí Rius i Mulet per encàrrec de la Societat Catalana General de Crèdit, l’edifici de què forma part va ser construït en part del solar del Convent de l'Ensenyança, enderrocat entre 1873 i 1874 per permetre enllaçar el carrer de Ferran amb la plaça de Sant Jaume. Aquest passatge és conegut perquè hi va néixer el pintor Joan Miró.

Com es feia al Passage des Panoramas de París, entre 1891 i 1900, al numero 1 del passatge hi va haver el Panorama Imperial, seguint una tradició que ha Barcelona va començar amb l’Exposició Universal de 1888 i que va portar en aquest final de segle diversos panorames de gran format a la ciutat: Waterloo (1888) a la plaça de Catalunya; Plewna (1888-1889) i Setge de París (1889-1890) a la Gran Via amb rambla de Catalunya; o el de les Coves de Mallorca (1888-1889) a Fontanella amb plaça de Catalunya.


Cartell del Panorama Imperial
anunciant La Tierra Santa al
passatge del Crèdit, el 1900


Al llarg dels anys, el Panorama Imperial del passatge del Crèdit, acompanyat per música de fonògraf, va anar canviant les vistes estereoscòpiques o diorames per temporades, i el públic va poder veure paisatges urbans i monuments d’Itàlia (Venècia, Milà, Pisa, Roma, Gènova, Florència, Nàpols, Pompeia, Torí), Espanya (Aranjuez, La Granja amb els interiors del Palau d’Isabel de Borbó), Suïssa, Portugal, Àustria, una excursió als Pirineus, Algèria, Tunis, Marroc, Amèrica del Nord, les exposicions universals de Chicago de 1883 i París de 1900, maniobres militares a Alemanya o La Tierra Santa, que el desembre de 1900 s’exhibiria al carrer de Rivadeneyra, enfront de l’església de Santa Anna. La Tierra Santa era un autèntic panorama, realitzat pel pintor italià Surdi, que abastava una superfície aparent de 60 quilòmetres, amb muntanyes, grutes i més de tres-centes figures modelades per escultors italians com Monteverdo, Cifariello, Spalmach o Pescarella, repartides per les poblacions palestines i els llocs més emblemàtics de la història sagrada.

Fins a la Guerra Civil, a la planta baixa al costat de la garita del conserge, hi va haver un gimnàs freqüentat sobretot per boxejadors, tot i que no hi havia ring. El local tenia sortida també pel Pas de l'Ensenyança. També hi va haver, amb entrada per la Baixada de Sant Miquel, la Cereria Lladó, avui convertida en restaurant però conservant bona part de la vella fàbrica d'espelmes.




Passatges reconvertits

Existeixen alguns passatges, com Bernardí Martorell, Sert i Manufactures, que neixen durant la segona meitat del segle XIX, a partir de velles edificacions que han perdut el seu ús original, no com a galeries comercials sinó com a llocs de pas, però que amb el temps aniran adquirint aquest caràcter a mida que s’hi instal·lin comerços.


Passatge de Bernardí Martorell (ca. 1850)

Situat en el carrer de l’Hospital, 99, l’uneix amb el de Sant Rafael. Va ser fruit del tancament de la casa-fàbrica de l’industrial tèxtil que li dóna nom, bastida com a tal l’any 1829 aprofitant una finca anterior. Però la fàbrica tanca el 1849 i els nous habitatges que s’hi construeixen acaben conformant el passatge. No neix com a galeria comercial, però amb el temps s’hi acabarà convertint.

També de la segona meitat del segle XIX són els passatges Sert i Manufactures, que comuniquen el carrer de Trafalgar amb el de Sant Pere més Alt travessant dues antigues fàbriques i salvant el desnivell entre tots dos carrers, produït a causa del graó barceloní, un escarpament geològic que divideix la plana barcelonina en dues parts, i que també podem identificar a l’Estació del Nord o al carrer de Rivadeneyra, que uneix la plaça de Catalunya amb l’església de Santa Anna.


Passatge Sert, 2013 (b/n)
Passió per Barcelona


Passatge Sert (1867)

Amb entrada pels carrers de Sant Pere més Alt, 49-51, i Trafalgar, 38, té el seu origen en la fàbrica de tapissos de Sert Germans i Solà. És un passatge descobert, amb botigues, restaurants i cafès a banda i banda del recorregut.


Passatge de les Manufactures, 2012 (b/n)
Marcel Albet


Passatge de les Manufactures (1876, Indústria fins 1980)

Amb entrada pels carrers de Sant Pere més Alt, 31, i Trafalgar, 26, té el seu origen en la fàbrica de teixits de Joan Cirici. És un passadís cobert que travessa tota la finca, el primer tram del qual, al carrer de Trafalgar, és més elevat i el separen de la part baixa 28 graons. En els últims temps, totes les botigues eren tancades i només funcionava un bar a l’entrada del carrer de Sant Pere més Alt. Actualment és en obres per construir-hi un hotel i caldrà veure quin serà l’ús que se li donarà al passatge.


De principis del segle XX fins a la República

Cartell de Fayans Català, 1904
Feliu Elias (MNAC)


Fayans Català (1900-1982)

Rebatejades per imperatiu polític com a Fayans Catalán i conegudes en els darrers anys com a Galeries Fayans, aquestes galeries ja no seguien el model parisenc sinó que estaven integrades com a passadissos interiors a la planta baixa de l’edifici de la Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 615 (primer Cortes, 250, i durant la dictadura José Antonio Primo de Rivera, 615).

Fundades per Marian Burguès, procedent de Sabadell, com a taller i botiga de ceràmica, van ser conegudes sobretot com a sala d’art i exposicions del noucentisme de la mà de Santiago Segura, nebot de Burguès, i gràcies a la col·laboració d’artistes com Miquel Utrillo, Xavier Nogués i Xènius. L’any 1915, Segura funda les Galeries Laietanes i les Fayans acolliran exclusivament la botiga de ceràmica i objectes artístics, perfumeria, queviures i una agència de viatges que dispensava els bitllets d’interrail.


Galeries Laietanes (1915-24 de maig 1958)

Situades a l’actual Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 613 (primer Cortes, 248, i José Antonio Primo de Rivera durant la dictadura) van ser creades pel marxant i promotor artístic Santiago Segura com a galeria d’art, substituint les veïnes Fayans del seu oncle.




Les Galeries Laietanes es van convertir en un dels focus més actius de promoció de l'art noucentista i de les avantguardes. Al soterrani s'hi va instal·lar un celler que com els 4 Gats per als modernistes, va ser un dels punts de trobada dels artistes i intel·lectuals de l'època. L'interior era decorat amb pintures murals al tremp de Xavier Nogués, amb llegendes i inscripcions humorístiques. Després de la guerra, el celler va ser convertit en magatzem i les pintures van ser arrencades i posades a la venda, i actualment, una bona part es troben al Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Les galeries, però, van continuar la seva activitat artística; l'any 1949, per exemple, hi va exposar Joan Miró. L'any 1918 s'hi va crear la Llibreria Nacional Catalana, on Salvat-Papasseit hi va treballar com a encarregat i editor, fet que recorda la catifa commemorativa que s'hi va col·locar l'any 2010.


 Passatge Mil vuit-cents


Passatge Mil vuit-cents (1931)

Situat en el carrer del Carme, 31, porta cap a la plaça de la Gardunya, darrere del mercat de la Boqueria. Neix com a galeria comercial l’any 1931 durant la reforma de la casa Torrents, una edificació de la segona meitat del segle XVII. Les botigues del passatge ocupen el lloc on eren les quadres a l'època en què la construcció era un habitatge unifamiliar. De la casa es conserven els tres portals escarsers i la porta de l'escala, i la façana, amb tres balcons i una finestra a cada pis, coberta d'esgrafiats d'estil Lluís XV, amb plafons amb temes mitològics, gerros de flors i putti, sanefes i garlandes.


Un passadís del Encants Nous


Encants Nous (1931/1959)

Els Encants Nou o Local de Vendes es constitueixen l’any 1930 a iniciativa d'un grup de paradistes del Mercat Fira de Bellcaire, que decideixen escindir-se dels Encants Vells situats al Camp del Sidral (plaça de les Glòries). El lloc triat va ser el solar de l'antic camp de futbol del Martinenc, situat entre els carrers de València, Dos de Maig i Enamorats. Després d’uns anys de precarietat, no serà fins els anys 50 que es decideix construir-hi un gran bloc d’habitatges amb les galeries ocupant la planta baixa de gairebé tota l’illa, obres que no acabaran del tot fins l’any 1968, amb un laberíntic entramat de passadissos que acullen comerços de tota mena, i que tot i no oferir cap tipus d’atracció ni oci (a banda d’algun bar) és l’exemple més paradigmàtic d’un món dins d’un món. Malgrat que als Encants Nous no podem parlar pròpiament de galeries fins aquesta data, hem volgut situar la seva història abans de la guerra per oferir el contrast entre les galeries burgeses i la iniciativa popular dels Encants, i poder-nos situar en el segon gran període de la vida de les galeries comercials barcelonines.


Les galeries comercials durant la postguerra i la fi de la dictadura

Acabada la guerra, les galeries comercials van representar una de les propostes per retornar l’activitat i la normalitat a una ciutat molt castigada pel conflicte. Amb l’Avinguda de la Llum podem parlar de les primeres galeries comercials tal i com les entenem avui, com a conjunt de d’establiments i comerços de caràcter popular, i seran les que donaran el tret de sortida a l’aparició de noves propostes al llarg de les dècades entre 1940 i 1960 que, depenent de la seva situació, aspiraran al caràcter burgès de les del segle XIX.


L'Avinguda de la Llum la dècada de 1950


Avinguda de la Llum (1940-1999)

Com ja vam explicar a Bereshit, la idea original era construir una ciutat subterrània (la Ciutat de la Llum) des de la rambla de Catalunya fins a la plaça d'Urquinaona, aprofitant les instal·lacions subterrànies de l'estació de Barcelona (plaça de Catalunya), inici i final dels Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, que s'havia inaugurat amb motiu de l'Exposició Internacional de Barcelona de 1929.

Al final, aquella galeria comercial es va quedar en només 175 metres de passadís, on al llarg dels temps els negocis (hi va haver seixanta-cinc locals) van anar canviant, però en la memòria popular hi ha quedat el cinema Avenida de la Luz (1943-1992), que en els seus anys daurats havia projectat pel·lícules infantils i va acabar convertit en una sala X on s'exhibien pel·lícules pornogràfiques; els billars; la taverna de Montroy-Pedro Masana; les neules i galetes Pampers, que aromatitzaven tota l’avinguda; la Granja Royal (la casa dels dònuts); el Colmado Fortuny; la Bomboneria Cataluña; o el local del dibuixant BON.


Cinema Avenida de la Luz, 1943


Va néixer com un espai brillant que contrastava amb la grisor dels carrers de Barcelona, tot just un any després d’acabada la guerra. Però per molta llum que acompanyés el nom, ve al cap aquella imatge grisa de les parets i les columnes; els locals de maquinària de teixir, màquines d’escriure, el local de la Singer de màquines de cosir, l’armeria Beristáin, les taquilles d’apostes del canòdrom Avenida, l’oficina de col·locació de noies per al servei domèstic... Amb els anys l’avinguda va agafar aspecte de cementiri (una de les botigues era de làpides); cinema, billars i lavabos eren les catacumbes on anar a buscar plaer sexual ràpid i anònim. Consigna de maletes, dutxes, bugaderia, perruqueria. Rodamons. Les estacions antigues de tren tenien més aspecte de punt d’arribada que de sortida.

A partir de la dècada de 1970 va començar el seu declivi més pronunciat. L'enderrocament, l’any 1999, de la major part dels edificis d'aquella illa per aixecar-hi el centre comercial El Triangle va significar la mort de l'Avinguda de la Llum, les columnes de la qual encara es poden veure avui, integrades en la botiga de perfums Sephora, i en el vestíbul de les entrades dels carrers de Balmes i Bergara. La planta baixa del complex comercial de El Triangle (1998) també es podrien considerar unes galeries, integrades en un centre comercial més gran.


Galeries Maldà la dècada de 1940


Galeries Maldà (1942)

Projectades per l’arquitecte Josep Maria Sagnier, es van construir durant la primera postguerra en el jardins del palau de Rafael d'Amat i de Cortada, baró de Maldà, original del segle XVII. Amb entrada per la plaça i el carrer del Pi i pel carrer de Portaferrissa, són les galeries comercials més antigues que continuen en actiu, malgrat el tancament de molts del negocis antics

Com en el cas de l’Avinguda de la Llum, en un antic saló del palau, a més de bar, el 4 de desembre de 1945 s’hi va inaugurar el cinema Maldà, que continua en cartellera, i el 1980 una de les sales del palau va ser convertida en l’espai teatral Círcol Maldà, com ja ho havia fet el Baró de Malda l’any 1799. Abans de ser cinema, l’antic saló havia estat un teatre de titelles.


Cinema Maldà, el 1980
Arxiu Jaume Figueras


Durant una reforma del cinema, l’any 2006, darrera de la pantalla va aparèixer una fornícula entre d’altres restes d’una antiga capella construïda durant la Guerra Civil per l’Asociación de Mujeres Patriotas Vascas. Tenia una cabuda d’unes set-centes persones i s’hi celebraven misses i celebracions religioses clandestines, com expliquen Albert Manent i Josep Raventós a L'Església clandestina a Catalunya durant la Guerra Civil (1936-1939).


Magda Pla al taulell de la Policlínica de bebès


La botiga més emblemàtica de les Galeries Maldà és la Policlínica de Bebès (local 52). Inaugurada l’any 1946 per Maria Rigol, ha estat fins fa poc l’únic taller de reparació de nines que quedava a Barcelona. Quan es va inaugurar el local, hi havia altres negocis com aquest, com la Clínica de Nines del carrer del Clot, 101, dels pares de l'escriptor Estanislau Torres, i la Clínica de Bebés del carrer de la Tapineria, 6 (al carrer del Bisbe, 3, fins 1929). La competència, però, va durar poc perquè la clínica de Tapineria va tancar tres anys més tard, el 1949.


Anunci de la Clínica de Bebés del carrer del Bisbe, 3 (1927)


Maria Rigol va morir el 2014 amb 97 anys i des d’aleshores va portar el negoci tota sola la seva filla, Magda Pla, que a més de fer de cirurgiana es dedicava també a la confecció de vestits a mida per a les nines.


Galerías Conde (ca. 1945-1989)

Cap a mitjan de la dècada de 1940 es van inaugurar les Galerías Conde al carre Nou de la Rambla, 60 (aleshores Conde del Asalto), amb entrada també pel carrer del Marquès de Barberà). Van ser potser les galeries comercials amb un públic més populars, sobretot pel barri on eren situades, l’antic Districte 5è, convertit en Xino després de la desaparició del barri de les Drassanes. A diferència de les galeries més cèntriques, a les Conde s’hi aplegaven botigues que si no eren de primera necessitat tampoc eren d’articles de luxe o de complements. El que les feia atractives era, precisament, el que hem explicat més amunt: aquesta mena d’il·lusió de veure aplegats en un laberint negocis diversos. Si preguntes als veïns, recorden la cafeteria, la papereria on la canalla comprava i canviava cromos, l’ocelleria que hi donava el toc exòtic, les botigues de novetats i gèneres de punt, i la perruqueria. Però, sobretot, el patge dels Reis d’Orient i, com no podia faltar, una atracció: els Miralls Màgics que distorsionaven el cos, com els de les Atraccions Apolo, i que servien de reclam tant dels nens i nenes com dels pares, i il·lustren perfectament el component simbòlic de les galeries.

A finals dels anys 80, quan l’edifici es va enderrocar, les galeries vivien en plena decadència amb gairebé tots els locals tancats.


 El saló de te i la font del Palau Samà de la Galeria Condal


Galeria Condal (1946-2016)

Situada en el número 11 del passeig de Gràcia, la Galeria Condal neix, entre 1946 y 1949, del projecte dissenyat per l'arquitecte Lluís Bonet Garí, amb influència de l'Escola de Chicago, per encàrrec del Banco Vitalicio de España -avui grup Generali-, propietari de l'edifici. El 1990 va passar a dir-se Condal Corner.

A més del vestíbul d'entrada al banc, la galeria tenia 22 locals per a botigues, un saló de te (1951-1990) -que va mantenir fins el darrer dia la distinció de les cafeteries burgeses- i una petita i selecta sala d'espectacles per a poc més de quatre-cents espectador, concebuda com a cinema i per a concerts. El cinema Galería Condal va ser inaugurat el 13 de desembre de 1946, abans que fossin acabades les obres de l'edifici, i va tancar el 13 d'abril de 1986 després d'uns anys de degradació tant de la sala com de la programació, que va acabar oferint pel·lícules catalogades "S".

L'edifici es va construir després d'enderrocar el Palau Samà, que ocupava aquesta cantonada del passeig de Gràcia amb la Gran Via des de finals de la dècada de 1860. Del palau només va sobreviure la font de marbre dels jardins, que va ser ubicada en el centre de la lluerna que il·luminava la galeria. Tot esperant una nova ubicació, la font va ser desmuntada el 2016 després d'unes reformes que van mutilar la galeria en desconnectar les dues entrades.


Galeríes Santa Caterina (1946-final dels 80)

Inaugurades com a Galerías Santa Catalina, estaven situades entre els barris de Sant Pere i de Santa Catalina, amb entrada pels carrers de  Gombau, 12, i Fonollar, 7. Van ser unes galeries eminentment populars, com les Conde del carrer Nou de la Rambla, també de la mateixa època. La novetat i el fet de ser un passatge per on circular lliurament les feia molt atractives, i el fet d'aplegar comerços diversos en un únic espai li donava caràcter de modernitat en uns barris on el teixit comercial entre els mercats del Born i de Santa Caterina era històricament molt ampli.

Entre diversos comerços, hi havia dues perruqueries, un podòleg, un sabater, i una botiga de joguines i un altra de llaminadures que atreien la canalla del barri, acostumada a jugar al carrer, per als quals la novetat del passatge els oferia un nou paisatge al seu imaginari. També hi havia a les galeries un dispensari i un practicant que va posar injeccions i va foradar orelles a tot el barri.

Les Galeries Santa Caterina van tancar a final de la dècada de 1980, quan es va iniciar el PERI que transformaria el barri amb la destrucció de l'entramat de carrers medievals i de molts edificis amb elements gòtics i barrocs.


Galerías Universidad (1954-1977)

Situades en el número 3 de la plaça Universitat, les Galerías Universidad van ocupar l’espai deixat pel Salón Tirolés (1950-1954), una sala de varietats popular que oferia revista, ball i màgia, i que va durar pocs anys.

Dissenyades per Domingo Serra, van ser inaugurades el 21 de desembre de 1954. Disposaven de dos nivells; la planta baixa aplegava una trentena de locals, amb una cafeteria i una oficina de loteria i d'Apuestas Mutuas Deportivo Benéficas a l'entrada més propera a la ronda de Sant Antoni. Al fons del local, una font lluminosa decorava l'espai i a través d'una escala de marbre s'accedia al nivell superior, on es feien exhibicions de moda i artesania, i on, l'any 1955, es va inaugurar una sala de projeccions que oferia gratuïtament documentals i filmets publicitaris. A mitjans de la dècada de 1970, les galeries van tancar i l'immoble va ser adquirit per Finques Forcadell, que hi va construir la seva seu.


Galerías Olimpia (1955)

Situades en el xamfrà de la ronda de Sant Pau amb el carrer d’Aldana, on va haver el Teatre Circ Olympia (1924-1947), van ser inaugurades a mitjans de la dècada de 1950 en un solar que va ser lloc d’estada de circs ambulants fins que no s’hi va construir el nou immoble, compartint espai amb el descampat de l’altra vorera de la ronda, l’actual plaça de Josep Maria Folch i Torres, construïda on va haver la presó de Reina Amàlia (1839-1936) i anteriorment el convent de Sant Vicenç de Paül, construït el 1833 i desamortitzat i incendiat només dos anys després. La presó de Reina Amàlia, que acollia dones, nens i homes (només per a dones a partir de 1904, quan es va inaugurar la Model), va ser, a més de lloc de reclusió i d’execucions públiques a garrot, una de les institucions repressives més infames de la ciutat. Tant és així que, el 1936, va ser enderrocada amb l’ajut dels ciutadans com si fos la presa de la Bastilla.


 El Teatre Circ Olympia el Dia de la Fe de la Falange
29 d'octubre de 1944. Pérez Rozas (AFB)


El Teatre Circ Olympia va ser un dels teatres més grans no només de Barcelona, sinó de tot l’Estat. A les 3.000 localitats s’hi sumava una pista que ocupava part de la platea davant de l’escenari i que tant podia fer-se servir com a pista de circ com de piscina per a espectacles aquàtics. Fins no fa gaire temps, les restes de les gàbies dels animals del circ es podien en el subsòl d’un garatge proper.

Pel que fa a les galeries, a partir dels anys 90 van patir un progressiu abandonament que arriba fins avui, malgrat l’ús esporàdics com a mercat de roba i objectes vintage, i l’obertura de negocis relacionats bàsicament amb la música.


Galerías La Equitativa (1955-ca. 1965)

Com ens explica Barcelofília, l'any 1955 s'inaugura en el passeig de Gràcia, 44, cantonada amb Consell de Cent la seu de l'entitat d'assegurances i riscos La Equitativa-Fundación Rosillo, que fins aleshores havia tingut les seves oficines a la Via Laietana, 54.

L'edifici, projectat per l'arquitecte Francesc Joan Barba Corsini, contemplava unes galeries comercials amb locals distribuïts en quatre nivells (soterrani, planta baixa, altell i primer pis). Entre els comerços i entitats que es van instal·lar a la planta baixa hi havia la companyia aèria italiana LAI, una oficina de turisme italiana, la botiga d'electrodomèstics Georgia, la de moda Giménez y Simorra, la Galería Belarte (1962) i la cafeteria restaurant Milan (1955-1971), que passava per ser un dels més moderns de la ciutat.




A partir de gener de 1956 són ocupats l'altell i la primera planta amb l'ampliació del Milan, una agència de viatges i la perruqueria femenina Capri, entre d'altres negocis, però el concepte de galeria comercial es va anar diluint a favor dels negocis amb accés directe des del carrer.


Galerías Astoria, el 1958


Galerías Astòria (1955-1968)

Les Galerías Astoria van ser inaugurades el dia 15 de desembre de 1955 en el número 133 de la Rambla, amb entrada i sortida també pel carrer Xuclà. Van ser construïdes sobre una part del solar dels antics magatzems El Siglo(1881-1932), que van acabar consumits pel foc d'un incendi pel Nadal de 1932. La desaparició dels magatzems va permetre obrir el carrer del Pintor Fortuny fins a la Rambla i durant més de vint anys aquell solar es va fer servir durant anys com a espai d'oci de teatres ambulants, circ i barraques de fira, fins que no es va obrir el carrer del Pintor Fortuny.

El promotor de les galeries va ser Sánchez Egea aprofitant l'eufòria econòmica un cop acabada l'autarquia i la moda d'aquesta mena de comerços. El negoci no va funcionar tan bé com s’esperava, i a partir del 19 de desembre de 1959 una part de les galeries van ser adquirides per la família Amat i convertides en el Superservis, un dels primers supermercats de la ciutat, fins el tancament de les galeries, el 1968, que serien convertides definitivament en supermercat, primer Simago, el 1969, i més tard Carrefour.


Les galeries i l'hotel Manila, el 1957, des del carrer Pintor Fortuny


Galerías i Hotel Manila (1957-1991)

Dos anys després de la construcció de les Galerías Astoria es va construir l’Hotel Manila just al costat, fent cantonada amb el carrer del Pintor Fortuny i ocupant la resta del solar dels magatzems El Siglo. Amb doble entrada per la Rambla i Pintor Fortuny, s’accedia a la recepció de l’hotel per una galeria comercial amb botigues de luxe. L’any 1991 va canviar la propietat del negoci, el Manila es va convertir en Le Méridien i les galeries van desaparèixer convertides en part de la recepció.


Passatge Arcàdia


Passatge Arcàdia (1957)

El passatge Arcàdia va ser construït com a passadís d'unió del carrer de Tuset, 14-16, amb el de Balmes, 179, projectat per l’arquitecte Sebastià Bonet i Ayet entre 1956 i 1960. A l'edifici del costat de l'entrada de Tuset s'hi va inaugurar, el 1957, el cinema Arcadia (1957-1998), que acabaria donant nom oficiós al passatge. L'Arcadia va ser el segon cinema de Barcelona amb categoria d'art i assaig després del Publi del passeig de Gràcia, aquelles sales que ens van permetre accedir a una modernitat (a voltes estrany) que no era permesa a les pantalles comercials.

A l'interior hi va haver el bar Stork Club (avui Arkadia Newage), que va ser un més dels pols d'atracció d'aquella Gauche Divine que freqüentava el barri, com els fotògrafs Colita i Xavier Miserachs, el director de cinema Joaquim Jordà, o Oriol Regàs, que va ser aquí on va gestar la idea d'obrir Bocaccio (3).

Amb alts i baixos, com totes les galeries comercials d'aquesta època, conserva encara, entre una perruqueria, un despatx de loteria i un quiosc de premsa, alguns dels negocis dels anys seixanta, com la xarcuteria Aragón, tota una curiositat en aquest entorn i aquesta barriada on són tan poc habituals els comerços tradicionals. També hi sobreviu la galeria d'art Carmen Sallent o la sastreria de Jaume Balart, ara regentada pel seu fill, que entre peces de roba i maniquins exposa pintures i dibuixos de Xavier Cugat, client i amic del sastre. La botiga de col·leccionisme d'en Joan Ginjoan omple el passatge d'un encant antic amb les vitrines on exposa postals, sifons i ampolles de refrescos pirografiades que ens porten a una antiguitat prou recent com per fer-nos còmplices.


 El carrer de la Dona d'Horta, on avui hi ha les Galeries Horta


Galeries Horta (1959)

Les Galeries Horta tenen entrada per la plaça d'Eivissa, 6, i el carrer Tajo, i formen part de la planta baixa d’un edifici construït per una caixa d’estalvis. Remodelades, continuen en actiu i amb bona salut perquè es troben en el cor comercial i històric d’Horta. Segueixen en part el traçat de l'antic carrer de la Dona, que unia el centre de la població amb el barri de la Clota. La construcció de l'edifici i les galeries a finals de la dècada de 1950 van canviar definitivament aquell paisatge rural de casetes, pous i el taller de carros d'en Cebrià Riera.

Com ens explica la Carme Martín, en Cebrià, a més de carreter, exercia de curandero, seguint la tradició de les velles remeieres que encara vam conèixer carretejant herbes de la muntanya fins els anys 60. Ell, però, es feia dir “Doctor en Botànica”.


Galerías Jaime I (1967)

Amb entrada pel carrer de la República Argentina, 267-269, i el passeig de Sant Gervasi, 80, les Galerías Jaime I van ser inaugurades l'any 1967. Entre d'altres locals, hi havia un sabater, pastisseria i forn, una botiga de gèneres de punt i merceria, una de duplicats de claus i una rellotgeria, que és l'única botiga que sobreviu perquè la resta de l'espai ha estat ocupat per un supermercat.




Seguin la pauta d'altres galeries, hi va haver el cinema de reestrena Jaime I, inaugurat el mateix any que les galeries i clausurat el 9 d'agost de 1981. A la sala s'hi accedia baixant unes escales i a l'avantsala hi havia un bar. L'any 1984 va ser desmantellat i les butaques van anar a parar a la sala del teatre Artenbrut (1993-2005), del barri de Gràcia. Del cinema només sobreviu el rètol de ferro forjat, catalanitzat com a Jaume I.




Drugstore Passeig de Gràcia (1967-1992)

El mes de juny de 1967 s'inaugurava el Drugstore del passeig de Gràcia, 71, el primer dels quatre que hi va haver a Barcelona. Tot i que mantenia els principis bàsics dels passatges i les galeries comercials integrats en un edifici, el seu horari s'allargava fins a altes hores de la matinada i estaven pensat per al públic noctàmbul que volia trobar un lloc on fer una copa després de sortir dels espectacles nocturns o que volia allargar la nit, però també com a espai on era possible comprar qualsevol article de necessitat fora dels horaris estàndard.


Drugstore Passeig de Gràcia


Com ens explica Barcelofília, a la inauguració, que va aplegar a la plana major de la intel·lectualitat barcelonina del moment, hi van ser Salvador Dalí i l'actor George Hamilton. El local, seguint l'itinerari d'entrada des del passeig de Gràcia, presentava en primer lloc la barra de la cafeteria, després seguia una sèrie de botigues -les de moda hi van tenir molta tirada en els primers anys-, una llibreria amb les parets de vidre de format no gaire gran però molt atapeïda de llibres, un bar restaurant amb un altell i al fons una botiga de queviures, conserves, licors i vins, on hi havia una porta que donava al passatge Domingo.


Cartell del Drugstore David (1969)


Galeries i Drugstore David (1969)

La història de les Galeries David del carrer Tuset, 19, estan associades l'antiga fàbrica de cotxes David, que va ser inaugurada l'any 1931 al carrer d'Aribau, 230-240. El 1942, una vegada acabada la Guerra Civil, es va començar a parcel·lar l’edifici per a petites indústries, magatzems i oficines, i els clients podien accedir per una rampa a cadascuna de les plantes amb el seu propi vehicle.A partir de 1958, l'empresa David va incorporar serveis automobilístics i va conformar l'edifici com un espai integral d'aparcament i pupil·latge de vehicles amb estació de servei inclosa, situada a la segona planta de l'edifici.

L'any 1964 es va ampliar amb la finca de Tuset, 19, i entre 1967 i 1969 es van inaugurar una terrassa i les Galeries David. Aprofitant l'esplendor que el carrer Tuset va adquirir durant els anys d'aquella primera modernitat que girava. sobretot, al voltant dels fills de casa bona i de la Gauche Divine, el 20 d’octubre de 1973 es van remodelar, es va fer un accés per la Travessera de Gràcia i es van passar a dir Drugstore David, apuntant-se a l’èxit del local del passeig de Gràcia. Amb els anys, les galeries han anat canviat i adaptant-se, i per no apartar-se de l'oci que acompanya aquestes instal·lacions comercials, hi inclou un gimnàs.

El mes d'abril de 2016, durant unes obres a la planta baixa de l'edifici David, per l'entrada del carrer d'Aribau, hi van aparèixer un centenar de cadàvers. No se'n coneix l'origen, però no sembla que sigui una necròpolis, sinó un enterrament secundari, i que els cossos hi fossin traslladats per raons que encara es desconeixen (vegeu La necròpolis de Tuset Street).


Drugstore Liceo (1972-1982)

El dia 16 de setembre de 1972 obria portes el tercer drugstore de la ciutat, a la part baixa de la Rambla, al costat del Teatre del Liceu.

El local disposava de planta baixa, primer pis i soterrani, on es podien trobar les botigues i els productes habituals d'aquesta mena de galeries comercials: bars i cafeteries, quiosc, perfumeria, boutiques, discos, llibreria, vins i licors, joguines i articles de regal, estanc i, fins i tot, una xarcuteria.

La diferència amb els altres drugstores va ser, precisament, el seu emplaçament. Si bé la Rambla propiciava la clientela habitual d'aquest locals, a partir de la matinada es convertia en reclam de prostitutes, delinqüents i drogoaddictes, i la confluència de tot plegat generava problemes i baralles constants.


Drug Blau (1973-1978)

Situat en el número 33 de la plaça de Lesseps, al capdamunt del Príncep d'Astúries, antiga Riera de Cassoles, nom que es reivindica per a la frontera natural dels barris i antics municipis de Gràcia i Sant Gervasi.

El Drug Blau ocupava la planta baixa d'un peculiar edifici de color blau, i oferia restaurant self-service dia i nit, boutiques de roba, perfumeria, floristeria i complements, llibreria, discos, una perruqueria unisex i un local de jocs recreatius.


De la dictadura als centres comercials


El Mercadillo de Portaferrissa (2002)


El Mercadillo (1975)

Sucursal de l'antic Mercadillo de Balmes, que cantonada amb Sant Hermenegild, no està situat exactament en un passatge, sinó en el vestíbul de la Casa Martí i Fàbregas del carrer de Portaferrissa, 17, un palau del segle XVIII, reformat per Francesc Batlle però projectat per Garriga i Roca l'any 1864. Conegut popularment com “El Camell”, aplega botigues de roba, complements i articles de regal, i un bar que ocupa el jardí elevat d’estil renaixentista original de la finca. Neix com a una forma alternativa de comerç, que triomfa entre la joventut, sobretot per l’oferta de productes artesans i per una nova manera de relacionar-se i entendre el consum.


La Pedrera (ca. 1975-1979)

Durant la segona meitat de la dècada de 1970 els locals dels baixos de la Casa Milà, del passeig de Gràcia, va acollir unes galeries comercials amb botigues de roba i complements, algunes d'elles de moda eivissenca i ad lib, tant de moda en aquells anys.


Bulevard Rosa (1978)

Inaugurat el 14 de desembre de 1978, ocupa els passadissos interiors de l’illa delimitada pel passeig de Gràcia, Aragó, rambla de Catalunya, València. És hereu del Salón Rosa (1932-1974) del passeig de Gràcia, 55, un dels llocs de trobada de l’alta societat i local de referència per a una part de la generació de la postguerra. El Bulevard implicarà una nova modernitat allunyada del reducte hippy del Mercadillo, al posar a l’abast de la joventut el concepte de roba de “marca” lluny dels preus prohibitius de les botigues selectes del passeig de Gràcia. L'èxit de la iniciativa va fer que s'obrissin dues sucursals més a la Diagonal, en els números 474 (en el nou edifici Windsor) i 609-615, al costat del carrer Joan Güell.


El Publi Cinema el dia de l'estrena de Repulsión de Polanski


Fins el 2005, en el baixos del Bulevard hi va haver els cinemes Publi 1 i 2, inaugurats el 1976 substituint el Publi Cinema inaugurat el 1932, que va ser la primera sala d’art i assaig amb la projecció, un març de 1967, de Sueños, d'Ingmar Bergman.




Pedralbes Center (1989), a l’edifici El Dau de Diagonal, Joan Güell, Europa; Via Wagner (1985-1993), a l'illa delimitada per Diagonal-Beethoven-Bori i Fontestà i Ganduxer al voltant de la plaça Wagner; i Galeries Avenida (1985-2006), al capdamunt de la rambla de Catalunya, són tres casos nascuts com a conseqüència de l’èxit del Bulevard Rosa, unes amb més fortuna que d’altres, i serveixen d'exemple a una llarga llista de galeries comercials de barri que han anat naixent i morint pel camí des dels anys 80. La nòmina és llarga i només n'apuntarem els noms perquè no aporten res de nou al concepte de galeria comercial:

Diagonal Center (les Corts), Argentina Center (Gràcia),
          Barcelona tem dupla da Premier League como alternativa a Verratti   
Barcelona tem dupla da Premier League como alternativa a Verratti

O Barcelona segue com o radar a todo vapor em busca de reforços de peso para a temporada 2017/18. Nesta sexta-feira, o jornal catalão "Sport" afirma que o clube já pensa em investir em uma dupla da Premier League no caso do Paris Saint-Germain rejeitar a oferta por Marco Verratti.

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Segundo a publicação, os jogadores do futebol inglês atendem por Ander Herrera, do Manchester United, e Riyad Mahrez, do Leicester. O "Sport" ainda frisa que o meio-campista espanhol foi comandado por Ernesto Valverde (novo técnico do Barça) em 2013/2014, no Athletic Bilbao.

Com vínculo até junho de 2021, Verratti segue sendo prioridade no Barcelona. O clube blaugrana está disposto a investir cerca de 80 milhões de euros (R$ 300 milhões) pelo italiano. Resta, agora, convencer o PSG para o negócio fluir.


          Hermes i la fundació mítica de Barcelona   
Les columnes del temple d'August de Barcino
en una postal de principis del segle XX,
on encara s'atribueix a Hèrcules (ATV)


Els components del grup Caçadors d'Hermes acaben de publicar el llibre La Barcelona d'Hermes (Albertí Editor, 2016), on recullen una part de l'àmplia imagineria d'aquest déu relacionat amb la fundació mítica de la ciutat. Per saber d'on ve aquesta passió divina, haurem de començar pel principi, i de l'origen històric anirem al desplegament monumental del segle XIX, tot passant per l'Edat Mitjana, mare de totes les llegendes.


Els orígens històrics de Barcelona

Barcelona va ser fundada al voltant de dos turons, el Tàber i el que ocupa actualment la basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor per l’emperador Octavi August, cap a l’any 10 aec, amb el nom de Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. Des de temps anteriors, però, el pla i els turons que el delimiten ja estaven habitat per tribus ibèriques, com ho testimonien les restes arqueològiques dels turons de la Rovira i el Putxet, darrere de l’Hospital de Sant Pau, a la Sagrera, a la plaça de la Gardunya, al carrer d’en Ripoll i, sobretot a la Muntanya de Montjuïc, zona on es concentra una gran part de les restes d’època ibèrica de Barcelona.


COL[ONIA] · IVL[IA] · AVG[VSTA] · FAV[ENTIA] · PAT[ERNA]
BARCIN[O]
Museu d'Història de Barcelona (fragment)


La historiografia parla de dos possibles ciutats ibèriques, Barkeno i Laie, a partir de troballes numismàtiques, que es van identificar amb dos poblats situats respectivament al mont Tàber i a Montjuïc.

La inscripció Barkeno (interpretada com a topònim) apareix en dues dracmes de plata datades el segle III aec. Una va ser adquirida a un antiquari parisenc l’any 1847, i es conserva al Museu de Copenhaguen a Dinamarca. L’altra va desaparèixer l’any 1936 mentre es trobava dipositada al Gabinet Numismàtic de Catalunya, al Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.


Dracma de plata amb la inscripció BARKENO
Museu de Copenhaguen


D’altra banda, les monedes de bronze, l’as i els seus derivats, encunyades al segle II aec, amb la llegenda Laiesken van fer pensar en una Laie, però no es va tenir en compte que no feia referència a un poblat, sinó a una tribu i s’hauria de traduir com “moneda dels laietans”, ja que el sufix -sken fa la funció de genitiu plural. De la mateixa manera, no es pot provar que les monedes fossin encunyades a Barcelona, sinó que podien provenir d’una seca situada a qualsevol altre dels poblats de l’àrea laietana.


Els orígens mítics

Explica una llegenda que Barcelona va ser fundada pel cartaginès Amílcar Barca cap a l’any 230 aec amb el nom de Barkeno, topònim que es fa derivar del cognom Barca, i del qual vindria el romà Barcino. Aquesta llegenda no té cap fonament ni historiogràfic ni arqueològic i és fruit de la imaginació d’historiadors medievals del segle XV com Pere Tomic (Bagà, segle XV-abans del 1481), autor de la crònica Històries e conquestes dels reis d’Aragó, acabada el 1438 i que és un intent d’història general des de la creació del món fins al començament del regnat d’Alfons el Magnànim; o Jeroni Pau (Barcelona, segle XV-1497), autor de Barcino (1491).

Una altra llegenda, situa la fundació molt més enllà en el temps de la mà d’Hèrcules (Hèracles, en grec), 400 anys abans de la fundació de Roma. En aquesta versió, Hèrcules, després del quart dels dotze treballs imposats a l’heroi com a penitència per haver matat els seus fills en un atac de bogeria induït per la deessa Hera, s'uneix als argonautes liderats per Jàson a la recerca del velló d'or (la llana d’un moltó alat), creuant la Mediterrània mitjançant nou vaixells. Una tempesta dispersa la flota prop de la costa catalana i es perd la novena nau. Jàson n'encarrega la recerca a Hèrcules, que la troba al costat d'un suau turó que s’identifica amb Montjuïc, lloc on, de fet, els romans van construir el primer port barceloní. Als tripulants els va agradar tant el lloc que amb l'ajuda d'Hèrcules i Hermes hi van fundar una ciutat amb el nom de Barcanona (barca novena), que ens acosta al Barchinona medieval però no pas al Barcino romà que és més fàcil identificar amb Barkeno.

El nom d’Hèrcules persisteix a la toponímia barcelonina donant nom al carrer que va des de la plaça de Sant Just al carrer de la Ciutat, precisament en un dels turons fundacionals de la colònia romana i al costat de la basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor, que tants misteris i sorpreses amaga, com podeu veure a l'article De l'Infern al Purgatori: la basílica dels Sants Just i Pastor.

La presència d’Hermes (Mercuri per als romans) al costat d’Hèrcules no és gratuïta. Hermes, el dels peus lleugers, el missatger dels déus, que coneixem representat amb unes sandàlies alades (talàries), coronat amb un barret d’ala ampla i plana (pétasos), i amb un bastó d’herald o caduceu, també alat i amb dues serps enroscades, és el déu civilitzador i simbolitza, entre moltes altres coses el comerç. La ciutat es construeix i s'administra mitjançant les arts transmeses pel déu Hermes.

Però entre el conscient i l’inconscient la relació entre el déu i Barcelona s’ha manifestat al llarg dels temps d’una manera especialment palpable a la nostra ciutat tot i que sovint ens passa desapercebuda. La Barcelona del segle XV que va estendre la llegenda fundacional veia en Hermes el símbol d’aquell comerç que havia fet gran la ciutat i havia dut les seves naus a escampar-ne el poder a través de la Mediterrània. Però el creixement industrial i comercial de Barcelona durant el segle XIX va dur a recuperar la figura del déu i a escampar-lo pels carrers i les façanes dels edificis de la ciutat.




Els caçadors d’Hermes

Aquesta relació mitològica que situa Barcelona en un lloc privilegiat de l’Olimp ha dut a un grup de bloguers a constituir-se en Caçadors d’Hermes, associació que, com el seu nom indica, van sortir de safari per la ciutat a la cacera de les representacions d’aquest déu. Els anys d’aventura dels onze components han donat com a resultat l’edició d’un llibre, La Barcelona d’Hermes (Albertí Editor, 2016),  il·lustrat amb 193 imatges d’Hermes localitzades en llocs emblemàtics de la ciutat com a façana marítima, el Barri Gòtic, la Rambla, la plaça de Catalunya, la rambla de Catalunya, el passeig de Gràcia, el Born i la Ciutadella, la Via Laietana o els cementiris. Les imatges van acompanyades d’entrevistes amb personalitats de diversos camps de la vida cultural barcelonina: Xavier Theros, Mireia Valls, Max, Guillem Martínez, Ricard Martínez, Dani Cortijo, Aureli Vázquez, Imma Santos, Daniel Venteo, José Pardo i Carme Grandas.

I per descomptat, dels onze caçadors autors del llibre (i els seus respectius blogs), amics i companys en l’aventura de divulgar la història de la ciutat, sobretot aquella que no sempre és evident a la mirada profana dels vianants:

Enrique Camós i Ángeles Durán, Milerenda
Jordi Casadevall, Instantsbarna
Mariana Estallés, A las andadas
Núria Manchado, BCN last call
Roser Messa, Cosas de Absenta
Andrés Paredes, VeoDigital
Neus Prats i Albert Muñoz, La meva Barcelona
Xavi Soro, Las crónicas de Thot
Alba Vendrell, La BCN que me gusta


L'Hermes que no va poder ser

No vull acabar aquesta crònica sense aportar-hi un granet de sorra. Segurament queden encara moltes representacions d’Hermes amagades pels racons de la ciutat i, per tant, auguro una llarga vida als caçadors.

L’any 1873, en plena febre industrial, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona va encarregar un grup escultòric monumental que representés la Ciència, la Indústria i el Comerç, i que havia de ser col·locat davant de la Llotja, l’edifici gòtic i neoclàssic que millor representa l’evolució expansiva del comerç barceloní i la puixança industrial i artística de la burgesia: llotja de contracció, Consulat del Mar, acadèmia de Belles Arts i borsa.


La Ciència, el Comerç i la Indústria, Tenes (1873)
Imatge cedida per Palau Antiguitats


El projecte no es va dur a terme mai i en el seu lloc hi ha el monument (1884) al navilier i negrer Antonio López y López, marquès de Comillas. Sí que es conserva, però, un gravat de 1873, signat per un desconegut Tenes, amb les tres al·legories abans esmentades, amb un Hermes nu. El gravat pertany a una col·lecció privada però avui el comparteixo amb tots vosaltres i a la salut dels caçadors d’Hermes.


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          SideOneDummy Co-Founder Joe Sib On Doing Stand-Up, Family, ‘Nowhere Near The Top,’ & More   

A true rarity in the entertainment business, Joe Sib has been a notable singer, a stand-up comedian, a radio host, and a record label owner. Arguably, Sib first appeared on people’s radars as the frontman of the band Wax, which had a popular Spike Jonze-directed music video and wound up on a bunch of soundtracks in the mid-1990s. After Wax broke up, Sib formed 22 Jacks, which would feature future and former members of the Foo Fighters, Weezer, Face To Face, and the Breeders at various points. Around the launch of 22 Jacks, Sib co-founded the record label SideOneDummy Records with bandmate Bill Armstrong, helping to launch the careers of Flogging Molly, the Gaslight Anthem, Gogol Bordello, and Bedouin Soundclash. Somehow, Sib also found time to work as a radio host (e.g. The Basement on Dash Radio, Complete Control Radio on Los Angeles’ 98.7 FM) and a touring stand-up comic.

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          07. Sri. Varadarajar’s shedding his mortal frame   
Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae One evening, Sri Varadarajar said to his wife, “Because of Goddess Sri Kamakshi’s grace you became my better half. I am extremely pleased with your service to me. Our son Seshadri has already achieved worldly acclaim as a model for all. My brother Ramaswamy has no issues and wishes […]
          01. Avathar Seshadri Swamigal – childhood (Bala paruvam) 1870 – 1889 (Kanchipuram)   
Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae Goddess Sri Kamakshi Devi was very pleased with the Kamakoti Sastrigal family. Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal was born as the incarnation of Lord Shiva/Devi, in the early hours of a Saturday, on 22nd January, 1870, to the blessed divine couple, Maragatham and Varadarajar. The baby was like a golden […]
          What Is HBO’s Next Breakout Comedy Hit?   

HBO has two of TV’s great comedies with “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.” But does it have another to join their ranks?

HBO’s biggest ratings success is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Ballers,” which averaged 7.1 million viewers last season. Audiences (including Sen. Elizabeth Warren) clearly love it — but it hasn’t earned the Emmy buzz of shows like “Silicon Valley” (which averaged 4.74 million this past season), “Girls” (4.17 million) or “Veep” (3.64).

“Girls” has bowed out after six seasons, leaving shows like Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None” on Netflix and Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” on FX to snag some of its millennial fans. Both, like “Girls,” are strong Emmy contenders.

HBO could use a brightly burning new prospect, given that “Veep,” coming off its widely acclaimed Season 6, is no longer the new kid on the block, and “Silicon Valley” will be without co-star T.J. Miller when it returns for its fifth season. Its recent half-hour additions include the Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle “Divorce” (which averaged 4.41 million viewers), Issa Rae’s “Insecure” (3.6 million) and Pete Holmes’ “Crashing” (2.61 million).

“They’re definitely at a transition moment in that ‘Girls’ just left,” Jason Mittell, professor of film and media culture at Middlebury College, told TheWrap. “‘Silicon Valley’ is solid but not a huge hit — and maybe there’s a little bit more risk losing a main cast member. ‘Veep’ is long-running at this point — obviously, I think it’s seen as creatively very strong — but it’s not the new generation.”

Saul Austerlitz, pop culture writer and author of the book “Sitcom,” told TheWrap that HBO is making promising moves in the genre: “I would say they’ve introduced a bunch of new shows in the last year or two — at least some of them have peaked my interest personally and have a lot of potential for the future.”

Asterlitz praises “Vice Principals,” the Danny McBride comedy that launched in July 2016 and returns later this year for its second and supposedly final season. Asterlitz calls the ribald series “absolutely terrific and just extremely well done, and a show that’s very much of the moment. So that felt to me like it was flying a little bit under the radar.”

Mittell said that both “Insecure” and “High Maintenance” are “really interesting shows,” although he added that neither is “hugely successful.” He also appreciates that both were developed by the network from web series: “It shows another line of development.”

“Insecure” returns for its second season on July 23, the same night that Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” begins its third season. Both arrive a week after the drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s marquee show.

“‘Game of Thrones’ still casts the biggest shadow, and ‘Westworld’ was fairly successful — but I don’t know if it will be able to sustain — and ‘Leftovers’ has finished up,” said Mittell, co-author of the book “How to Watch Television.” “So there aren’t a lot of programs on HBO right now besides ‘Game of Thrones’ that you can say, ‘This is the brand for the network.'”

He continued, “Every channel, every network needs to get a new hit every few years, and right now, I don’t think HBO has a comedy hit in the works. I don’t think that they are in a rocky place, but I don’t think that they are in a highly developed and confident place with their comedies.”

Bill Mesce, author of “Inside the Rise of HBO,” is confident that HBO is doing what it takes to adjust and evolve.

“‘Girls’ was a signature, only-on-HBO kind of show, but it was not a huge ratings pillar for the service,” Mesce told TheWrap. “If HBO has proven anything in its 55 years, it’s its resiliency. They’ll be fine.”

HBO declined to comment on this story.

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          Midyear Oscars Forecast: What Deserves Recognition, What Will Get It   

The first half of 2017 is now behind us, and so far the year’s best movies include Michael Showalter’s touching and timely romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” Jordan Peele’s incisive horror comedy “Get Out” and Edgar Wright’s adrenalized car-chase flick “Baby Driver.”

If you throw in films that have screened for the press or been unveiled at film festivals, you can add Matt Reeves’ dazzling “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or-winning satire “The Square,” Andrey Zvyagintsev’s searing family drama “Loveless,” Taylor Sheridan’s moody suspense thriller “Wind River,” William Oldroyd’s unsettling period film “Lady Macbeth” and David Lowery’s beautiful meditation “A Ghost Story.”

“Apes” will no doubt be a blockbuster, “Get Out” was already a hit and “The Big Sick” and “Baby Driver” have the look of breakouts, but for the most part these are indie gems that deserve nurturing and celebrating.

And that’s why it’s troubling to start examining their Oscar potential – because films like “The Big Sick” and “A Ghost Story” deserve to be embraced without pundits pointing out that the former is a dark horse and the latter probably won’t even register on most voters’ radar.

But pointing out stuff like that, I’m afraid, is part of the job. So is the annual midyear awards forecast, a bit of prognostication hampered by the fact that true awards movies are seldom released in the first six months of the year. Sure, you’ll have occasional exceptions like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – but last year, for instance, “Hell or High Water” was the only Best Picture nominee to have publicly screened by the end of June, and that was at the Cannes Film Festival.

A few other acting awards came out of first-half festivals: Ruth Negga in “Loving,” Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic,” Isabelle Huppert in “Elle.” But at this point last year, “Moonlight” was barely a blip on the awards radar, “La La Land” hadn’t been seen publicly and the only eventual Oscar nominees to have been released were “Hail, Caesar!” (Best Production Design) and “The Jungle Book” (Best Visual Effects).

Still, it’s foolish to completely write off six months worth of 2017 films. “Get Out” and “The Big Sick,” for example, should both be strong contenders in the Best Original Screenplay race, where smaller and more adventurous films are often recognized – and while they have genre constraints that may well keep them from getting the attention they might deserve as Best Picture contenders, they can’t be written off in that category until we see what else is unveiled this year.

“Baby Driver,” given its over-the-top violence, will likely be even more hampered by its genre and tone, though it’s fun and stylish enough to overcome a lot of resistance.

In the acting categories, “The Big Sick” should be a player, though supporting players Ray Romano and especially Holly Hunter probably have a better shot than the film’s wonderful leads, Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Kirsten Dunst might have a shot for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Nicole Kidman perhaps less of one.

Among the film-festival entries, Jeremy Renner is as good as he’s ever been in “Wind River,” and I would love to see Florence Pugh recognized for her brilliant performance in “Lady Macbeth,” though I know that the Spirit and Gotham Awards are probably her best shot. And I would nominate Rooney Mara just for the astonishing, wordless scene in “A Ghost Story” in which she comes home to an empty house after the death of her husband (Casey Affleck) and eats almost an entire pie in one extended, harrowing sequence.

And it’ll be a real shame if the Actors Branch continues to resist Andy Serkis’ motion-capture performances even after “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which is carried not by the big action sequences but by intimate scenes between Serkis and other actors, some playing apes and others playing humans.

Beyond that, some of the year’s big movies – “Beauty and the Beast,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman” – figure to get consideration in the below-the-line categories.

And maybe we’ll even get to see the impact of the recent changes that opened nomination voting in the Best Animated Feature category to all Academy members. Three years ago, the smaller committee that then handled nominations snubbed “The LEGO Movie,” the year’s most acclaimed animated film. This year, the larger group will have the chance to consider “The LEGO Batman Movie,” and maybe make up for the oversight.

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          Louis CK Likes It, So Should You? Watch ‘Check It’ Trailer (Video)   

Louis C.K. sent an email blast to fans on Friday to announce that the documentary “Check It” is available on his site.

C.K. wrote in the message that he discovered the film when he was invited to attend a screening with Steve Buscemi, who co-stars with the comedian in the web series “Horace and Pete” and is an executive producer on “Check It.”

“Check It” is directed by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor, and it centers on a gay black street gang in Washington, D.C., comprised of young individuals who were living on the streets and formed the group to protect each other. 

“Look, I know this isn’t what you’re expecting from me,” C.K. wrote. “Nor am I the guy you’re expecting to get this film from. I guess that’s why I’m doing this. When I saw this film, I knew that no one I know will ever see it.”

He continued, “Documentaries are MUCH harder to make than the things that I do and they are FAR more expensive to the filmmakers in terms of their time and their lives and their emotional energy. And nobody much watches them. … But what a great value there is in showing people films about something that just isn’t on their radar.”

The “Louie” star has previously shown an affinity for documentary filmmakers. He presented the Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in 2016, where he pointed out that the nominees in the category won’t attain the same level of wealth as many of the other people at the ceremony.

“This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic,” he joked onstage.

Watch the trailer above.

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          Under radaren: Sarah Shook & the Disclaimers   
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          Under radaren: The Secret Sisters   
Laura og Lydia Rogers har tre album bag sig. Senest er kommet You don’t own me anymore. Og de er blevet sammenlignet med selveste The Everly Brothers. Sådan en sammenligning vil altid tynge, men jeg synes nok, at de kan klare sig uden den slags belastende sammenligninger, som anmeldere alt for ofte føler sig fristet […]
          Estos son los 10 ídolos masculinos más seductores del K-pop   
Todos sabemos que en el K-pop existe una cantidad muy grande de idolos realmente muy hermosos.
 

Estos idolos no solo saben cantar muchos de ellos tambien actuan en dramas que fueron muy popular y ademas de todo poseen cuerpos realmente atractivos. De esos cincelados, abs de chocolate a esas lindas sonrisas, estos hombres son realmente muy atractivos. Prepárate para derretir como helado con el ranking de los 10 ídolos masculinos más populares en el K-Pop.
 

 10. Zico de Block B


 No se trata de miradas. Aunque Zico es bastante encantador y tiene un estilo distinto, individual que es difícil de resistir, su mirada seductora sin duda hace que este en esta lista! Su sonrisa encantadora, suavidad de voz y el sentido de la moda intercambiable lo hacen perfecto.

 9. Jimin de BTS


  Es actualmente uno de los idolos mas seductores con esos looks irresistible que usa, junto con una mirada feroz y tierna al mismo tiempo y rasgos afilados, esculpidos, Jimin es el chico que seguramente enamora a todos. ¡Un galán total!
 

 8. Kai de EXO


  Este integrante de EXO es realmente muy atractivo y tambien seductor. El hermoso equilibrio de aegyo y seductor lo convierten en uno de los chicos mas sexys

 7. Bobby de iKON
 

Bobby de iKON a todas las mujeres del planeta. Con una cara dura y una actitud de tipo duro, Bobby tiene una actitud seductores que junto a una sonrisa de ojo que te hará enamorarte de el. Fresco, tranquilo no es suficiente para describir su estilo seductor.
 

 6. T.O.P de Big Bang


 Con su personalidad fuera de este mundo y sus facciones guapas, hay una gran razón por la que T.O.P es el primer pensamiento de todos cuando piensas en ídolos sexy. Por no hablar de su voz profunda que es como el oro líquido.

 5. Jackson de GOT


 El enérgico, feliz  Jackson de GOT7 es más sexy de lo que cualquiera pensaría. No sólo es extremadamente atlético y tonificado, sino también es encantador que no se puede imitar fácilmente. Su estilo relajado, su sonrisa torcida y su cariñosa personalidad lo hacen innegablemente hermoso.
 

4. Baro de B1A4


 Baro, de B1A4, tiene algo que seguir y no debería pasar por debajo del radar tampoco. Su cuerpo sexy y estilo de chico rudo tienen a las fans enamoradas. No olvides que es otro ídolo con una voz suave y sedosa que simplemente te derrite como mantequilla en palomitas de maíz. Al igual que Jungkook, Baro también tiene una gran mezcla de encantos lindos y características hermosas que es un combo galardonado.

 3. Minho de Shinee


El es un realmente un chico muy seductor y hermoso que tiene enamorados a todos. Minho es uno de los chicos que con solo verlo caes enamorado por el.
 

 2. Siwon de Super Junior


Siwon es una de las creaciones más bellas de la tierra! Su cuerpo grueso y robusto te hará babear mientras te muestra su sonrisa. Al igual que una estatua, su cuerpo bellamente tonificado, su forma perfecta y hermosos rasgos faciales lo convierten en una obra de arte.

1. Seo Kang Jun de 5urprise


Puede que no tenga un cuerpo espectacular, pero su actitud de chico malo en sus dramas te hace anhelarlo aún más. Su sentido de la moda emparejado con su actitud despreocupada y su sonrisa encantadora te enamorara en segundos.

          Dylan-cover: Not Dark Yet   
Næppe har jeg haft Allison Moorer under radaren, før det viser sig, at hendes nye plade er en duoplade med – ja – søsteren Shelby Lynne. Og et første udspil fra pladen er damernes coverversion af Bob Dylans “Not dark yet”.
          Under radaren: Allison Moorer   
Bedre sent end aldrig. Selv om Allison Moorer har hele 10 album i rygsækken, har jeg aldrig lyttet til en sang af hende før for nylig. Og der er noget umiddelbart tiltrækkende og forførende ved hendes stemme og sange. I øvrigt er hun lillesøster til Shelby Lynne, der skuffede mig noget, da hun for snart […]
          Under radaren: Blind Matty   
GRINGO! by BLIND MATTY Jeg ved ikke ret meget om Blind Matty. Bortset fra, at han har udsendt en EP, Gringo, der lugter langt væk af henkastet rockabilly-garagerock-country, der er langt fra glat produktion og fine fornemmelser.
          Washington plans $1.42 bn arms sale to Taiwan   
The State Department said the package included technical support for early warning radar, high speed anti-radiation missiles, torpedoes and missile components. The US is the sole arms supplier to Taiwan, which China deems its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring the self-ruled island under its control.
          Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system   
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
A radar and laser beam system for detecting and destroying drones has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. The system, called Drone Dome, has a range of up to several miles and causes minimal interruptions to other systems in nearby urban areas, the company said during at the Paris Air Show. "The threat posed by drones and packs of
          Novo Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão achando   
Ford EcoSport 2.0 (Foto: Marcos Camargo/Autoesporte)

O Ford Ecosport fez sua estreia no Brasil em 2003 e logo se tornou um sucesso de vendas, praticamente criando o segmento de SUVs compactos. No entanto, o jipinho não conseguiu manter o título de líder e foi deixado para trás por vários concorrentes. Depois dessa verdadeira montanha russa, a Ford finalmente decidiu renovar o Ecosport que desembarca por aqui em agosto.

Mas será que ele vai conseguir agradar todo mundo? A nova tela multimídia e o retorno do estepe traseiro já geraram polêmica entre os leitores de Autoesporte. Confira os melhores comentários publicados em nossa página do Facebook:

Teve gente que nem percebeu as mudanças na Ecosport

 

 

Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)


 

Alguns leitores também não acharam a renovação da Ford suficiente
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Mas é Ford ou Hyundai?
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)

 

Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
A marca decidiu manter o estepe traseiro especialmente para o Brasil, mas parece que nossos leitores não aprovaram...
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
E quase criaram a campanha #PoxaFord
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Divulgação)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)

 

Algumas pessoas acharam nova tela multimídia de 8 polegadas muito exagerada
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
OK. Tem alguma coisa errada com esses faróis...
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Mas tudo bem, o Ecosport vem de brinde!
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Algumas pessoas enxergam rostos humanos nos carros, já os leitores de Autoesporte identificam animais
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Até os fãs de Breaking Bad têm uma opinião sobre o novo Ecosport
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Emfim, o SUV não agradou todo mundo...
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
... mas teve gente que gostou da mudança!
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)
(pelo menos do carro parado)
Ford Ecosport: o que nossos leitores estão comentando (Foto: Reprodução)

 


          Novo Ford Fiesta: o que estão dizendo por aí   
Novo Ford Fiesta (Foto: Divulgação)

 

O Fiesta eatá entre os carros queridinhos dos europeu, e mesmo ainda vendendo bem, o hatch precisava mudar. E mudou, completamente. A nova geração do Fiesta foi mostrada no início do ano, mas só agora está chegando às lojas da Europa e sendo testado pelas publicações especializadas de lá.Todos elogiaram a evolução do acabamento e do nível de tecnologia do carro, que continua sendo muito bom de guiar.

No Brasil, o nosso Fiesta não mudará tanto assim. Ele será reestilizado agora no segundo semestre e também deve receber um upgrade de tecnologia.  Ainda assim, vale a pena conferir o que estão dizendo por aí do Fiestinha europeu, que tem como principal concorrente o Seat Ibiza - irmão do novo Polo.

Interior

Por fora o Fiesta havia envelhecido melhor do que por dentro. O interior precisava urgentemente de uma reforma. Era necessário incrementar o pacote de equipamentos e dar um banho de loja no interior do Fiesta, para o compacto parecer mais sofisticado. Foi o que a Ford fez.

"A grande novidade, no entanto, está no interior. Todos sabiam que estava defasado. As telas azuis e o sistema de conectividade Motorola RAZR perderam sua relevância há muito tempo. Então, foi ali dentro que as principais mudanças aconteceram. Agora há uma tela lisa, dimensionada de acordo com o nível de acabamento, com conectividade decente e um painel de instrumentos completamente redesenhado", afirma a publicação Top Gear.

Novo Ford Fiesta (Foto: Divulgação)

 

 

Espaço

Tanto aqui quanto na Europa o ponto fraco do Fiesta é o mesmo: espaço interno pouco otimizado. A boa notícia é que a nova geração do hatch espichou: ficou maior e recebeu uma estrutura reforçada, com maior aplicação de aços de alta resistência.

"O Fiesta continua a ser um carro compacto, mesmo mais esticado. Ele está 71 milímetros (7,1 cm) mais longo e 13 mm mais largo (1,3 cm), mas o espaço para os joelhos de quem vai no banco traseiro é de 16 mm (1,6 cm). A Ford diz que aplicou de 35% a mais de aço de boro de alta resistência na estrutura do carro, e o pilar B e as portas foram reprojetados para melhorar a proteção contra impactos laterais", diz a Autocar.

Novo Ford Fiesta (Foto: Divulgação)

 

 

Desempenho

O Fiesta não é o compacto da categoria com maior desempenho. Já a aplicação do 1.0 Ecoboost está longe de ser novidade por lá. Mas os ajustes no conjunto mecânico agradaram quem já acelerou o hatch.

"A sensação de diversão é reforçada pelo motor (1.0 três cilindros Ecoboost), cujo rendimento de 138 bhp (140 cv) e 180 Nm (18,3 kgfm) oferece desempenho decente e até aquele rosnado característico quando você pisa fundo. Melhor ainda: todas as versões equipadas com esse motor são, pela primeira vez, combinados a um câmbio manual de seis marchas. A relação de marcha oferece não apenas um pouco mais de desempenho - a Ford afirma que ele vai de zero a 100 km/h em 9 segundos - como também oferecem trocas rápidas que encorajam você a acelerar", afirma a Auto Express.

Novo Ford Fiesta (Foto: Divulgação)

 

Fun to drive

 

 

Combinar conforto a uma pegada de condução mais esportiva continua sendo um dos pontos fortes do Fiesta. Ele é divertido de guiar, graças à direção afiada e ao bom acerto da suspensão.

"Uma das coisas mais atraentes sobre o Fiesta é que ele combina a diversão de carros pequenos com a sofisticação de um modelo grande, e isso é verdade quando você está ao volante dele. Equipado com rodas de liga leve maiores, o Fiesta lida brilhantemente com os solavancos e buracos comuns encontrados em estradas britânicas", escreve a What Car?, que afirma com todas as letras se o Fiesta o carro compacto com melhor dirigibilidade do mercado, superando muitas vezes modelos de categorias superiores.

Ford Fiesta 2017 (Foto: Divulgação)

 

Pontos negativos?

Sempre tem os escorregões. Para a maioria dos jornalistas que dirigiram o novo Fiesta. O espaço interno melhorou, mas ainda é menor do que o de concorrentes como o Seat Ibiza.

Ford Fiesta 2017 (Foto: Divulgação)

 


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          Sidetrade acquiert C-Radar, un nouveau pilier pour doper la prospection client   
Dans le segment du marketing prédictif, Sidetrade rachète Data Publica, qui exploite la plateforme C-Radar pour identifier des prospects qualifiés plus vite.
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          Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, USD 35.000,-   
2004 Sea Ray Sundancer comes with a Loadmaster Aluminum tri-axle trailer with electric over hydraulic SS disc brakes on all 6 wheels and 12000 pound electric winch. This gorgeous blue hulled boat is loaded with all the goodies. Start with twin MerCruiser 5.0 MPI Bravo Three I/O's with only 120 hours. 5KW Kohler gen set with 100 hours. Smart Craft Electronics, Raymarine C70 Chartplotter, GPS, Depth Sounder, and Radar. Add the windlass, A/C heatpump, battery monitor, trim tab indicator, 6-CD Changer Stereo which is Sirus Ready, Full camper canvas, cockpit cover, remote spotlight, macerator w/seacock, two burner electric cooktop, TV/DVD Combo, VacuFlush head, refrigerator, microwave, and much more.ACCOMMODATIONS Sleek family cruiser with the ability to sleep six. Cockpit offers plenty of seating with a folding bench seat that converts to a sun lounge. Wet bar with sink and dedicated cooler storage underneath. Walk thru winshield provides quick and easy access to the foredeck. Cabin with the master v-berth forward which converts to a second dinette. Just aft is the galley with dinette opposite which converts to a sleeper as well. Head with shower, vanity and vacu-flush tiolet. To aft is the mid cabin with plenty of room for two adults. Equipped with generator, air conditioning and all of the ammenities of a waterfront condo.Boat condition guarantee 99.9% all in working!!it's my private boat and used by my family before. I bought it sinced new condition and not too much used.Serious buyer or cruiser lover will not dissapointing for it. i can ship it worldwide. Asia and Australia region free shipping! Contact me for more info and photos. we can negotiate for best deal until it sold.
          Jb Kruiser Gsak Bobby, EUR 44.500,-   
JB Kruiser GSAK mit 82ps DAF475 DieselmotorAllgemeinRumpfform: KnickspantSteueranlage: Hydraulisch, innen und aussenFenster: Fenster in AluminiumVerdrängung (kg): 8500kgDurchfahrthöhe (m): 250cmBaunummer: 213Sonstiges: Fast komplett renoviert in 1996.InnenausstattungMaterial, Farben: Mahagonie, erneuert in 1996.Ausstattung, Gardinen: Blauw, geel (2015)Aufenthaltsräume: Salon, Pantry, AchterkajuitKabinen: 1Anzahl Kojen: 4+2Stehhöhe: Salon 182cm / AK 169cmKocher: Gas mit 4 FlammenMotor, Elektrik, WasserLeistung: 82psAnzahl der Motoren: 1xKraftstofftank: 2x 200LKühlung: Aussenwasser über WärmetauscherAntrieb: WelleSpannung: 12VLichtmaschine: 1x 12VWasserdruckanlage: Elektrische WasserpumpWarmwasser: Boiler (über Motor)Wassertank: 650LAbwassertank: Im Badeplatform (nicht angeschlossen)Landstrom: JaVoltmeter: JaTachometer: JaÖldruckanzeige: JaTemperature meter: JaNautische InstrumenteSonstiges: FishfinderZubehörenFender, Seile: JaDeckplanen: Winterpersenning über SteuerstandBadeleiter: StahlSeereling: JaBeiboot: JaAuenbordmotor: 10pk 4 taktDavits, Kran: EdelstahlSonstiges: DeckwaschpumpeSicherheitRadarreflektor: JaGasflaschenlager: JaSonstiges: Gasdetektor0402170033
          Bavaria 42 Cruiser, EUR 98.500,-   
Gepflegte BAVARIA 42 Cruiser aus Eignerhand - Kein Charterschiff Dimensions LOA: 12.99 m Breite: 3.99 m LWL: 11.40 m Tiefgang: 1.80 m Gewicht: 9199 kgs Motor: Volvo Penta D2-55 mit Saildrive Besegelung / Rigg SELDEN Mast, 2-Sailing Spinnakerbaum mit Spilift-System am Mast Genuafall, Spinnakerfall, Topnant, Grofall, Dirk Durchgelattetes Gro aus 2014 Genua 145% neu Herbst 2011 Fock 100% Nautische Ausstattung Raymarine ST60 Wind/Log/Lot Raymarine E80 Kartenplotter (2x) am Kartentisch und im Cockpit Raymarine Autopilot ST6002 mit zusätzlicher Handfernbedienung Raymarine Radar Random 2KW Raymarine Ray 240E Seefunkanlage mit Auenlautsprechern Schallsignalanlage mit Bedienung im Cockpit und am Kartentisch Navtext und Wetterempfänger MRD60 Technische Ausstattung Anker 22kg mit 50m Kette 10mm Elektrische Ankerwinsch mit Handferbdedienung Doppelradsteuerung Autopilot angeflanscht 6 Winschen für Fallen und Schoten 2 Fäkalientanks mit Decksabsaugung Druckwasseranlage mit Warm- und Kaltwasser Dusche in den Nasszellen Diesel-Warmluftheizung 5,0KW mit Auslässen in den Kabinen, Salon und Nasszellen 1 Starterbatterie 2 Verbraucherbatterien a 140Ah Zweifarbenlaterne, Hecklicht, Dampferlicht, Dreifarbenlaterne, Ankerlaterne, Decksscheinwerfer Pantry Kühlbox und Kühlschrank Gasbackofen, 2-flammig Gasfernschalter Doppelspüle mit Warmwasser über Motor und Landstrom 230V Persenning Sprayhood, dunkelblau Sprayhoodpersenning Lazy Jack / Lazy Bag (Elvström Zipack) Festmacher und 6 Fender 1 Ballonfender Rettungsinsel Rettungskragen / Nachtlicht Rettungsleine ca. 100m mit Aufrollvorrichtung Landstromkabel mit CE-Stecker, ca. 25m 2 Winschkurbeln MwSt. bezahlt, Belege vorhanden, Im Kundenauftrag zu Verkaufen
          Conam 50 Sport Hard Top, EUR 195.000,-   
Rumpf wei und Silber-Version full Optionals und hervorragende Abdichtung-Ips Joystick-Hardtop mit vollhydraulischen Aufzug-One Besitzer gebleicht Eiche Interieurs und Holz Bodenbelag-kein leasing - Navigation elektronische Instrumentation: Radarantenne, Elektronische Motorensteuerung, Echolot (FURUNO), Autopilot (FURUNO), Kartenplotter mit GPS (10" FURUNO), Radar (FURUNO 24MN), UKW-Funk (FURUNO 25W). Deck und technische Ausrüstung: Motoralarm, 2 Druckwasserpumpe, Sonderfarbe (SILVER), Cockpitdusche, Bugstrahlruder (130 KGF), Trimmklappen hydraulisch, Hardtop (IDRAULICO), Nachtbeleuchtung, Hilfsmotor (8HP), Gangway (IDRAULICA BESENZONI), Plattform, automatische Bilgepumpe, Eingangstür, Teak im Cockpit, Landanschlu, Rectifier, elektrische Ankerwinde, Badeleiter, Cockpittisch, Beiboot (MT.2,60), Signalhorn. Anlagen an Bord: Warmwasserbereiter (80 LT), Safe, Klimaanlage reverse cycle (2x12.000 BTU), Faekalientank, 12V Steckdose, 220V Steckdose, 3 elektrische Toilette. Sicherheitsausrüstung: Sicherheitsausrüstung Fahrtgebiet bis 50 sm offshore. Unterhaltung: Lautsprecher, Satelliten-Antenne TV, Sat Decoder, 2 DVD, Stereoanlage, 2 TV. Küchen-und Haushaltsgeräte: Pantry, Kühlschrank an Deck (60 LT), Kühlschrank (180/45 LT), Ceran-Kochfeld (4 FUOCHI). Polsterung: Polster.
          Pardubická společnost RETIA dodala Armádě České republiky již šestý radar ReVISOR   
Ve čtvrtek 29. června byl završen další z úspěšných projektů pardubické společnosti RETIA, předního českého výrobce radarové techniky a speciální elektroniky. Zástupci firmy v tento den předali Armádě České republiky další radar ReVISOR, čímž byl splněn kontrakt rozvržený na několik let.
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          Will CalAtlantic (CAA) Prove to be a Suitable Value Pick?   
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment After all who wouldn t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value One way to find
          Comment on First Look – Apple HomePod by Andreas Bartels   
Well, most listeners who actually had direct access to Sonos Play:3 AND Apple HomePod reported that the HomePod had better music quality than Sonos (and better than Amazon Echo). (see e.g.http://www.techradar.com/reviews/apple-homepod). Together with Apple's new Airplay 2 that allows multiroom control over multiple Airplay 2 capable devices (like the HomePod or many other speakers to come) it looks more like bad future for Sonos whose Play:3 costs more and sounds less good than Apple's HomePod.
          The Hunted by Chrissy Lessey (The Crystal Coast Series , #2)   
The Hunted
by Chrissy Lessey


Series: The Crystal Coast Series - Book 2
Publisher: Tenacious Books Publishing (July 25, 2017)
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 286 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
A new queen rises…


When Stevie vanquished her family’s greatest threat, she thought they’d be safe. Unaware of the evil surrounding her, she trains with her coven and prepares to inherit her mother’s role as queen and protector of the amulet.


Chaplain Benjamin Parris, descendant of the notorious reverend behind the Salem Witch Trails, plots to resume his family’s mission and rid the world of witches. He joins forces with Susan Moore, who’s sought revenge against the coven for years, and together, they formulate a plan to destroy Stevie’s family.

Left weakened after the theft of their protective amulet, the coven confronts the unthinkable as a modern day witch hunt unfolds around them. And this time, Stevie might not be able to save the people she loves.

 
The Hunted by Chrissy Lessey (The Crystal Coast Series , #2)

The HuntedNo one knew the kindly Chaplain who came to town would become the coven’s most deadly adversary to date. While Stevie prepares to assume the mantle of Queen, evil has come to her small town and the witches who have lived under the radar for so long are now in danger of being outed and destroyed in a vile repeat of the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials.

Benjamin Parris has long chased after those who practice witchcraft. A descendant of the clergyman who headed the Salem Witch Trials, Benjamin’s hatred runs deep and he has stolen the coven amulet that gives them their powers. Will he use their gifts against them? Will the coven be brought to its knees?

Grief will tear through the very heart of the coven and Stevie is ill-prepared to take her place as Queen when the innocent magic of a young child awakens just when it is needed the most.
Chrissy Lessey’s THE HUNTED is a tale of loss, love and learning how the power of good versus evil can be devastating, but will bring out the best in those who are the most innocent and free of darkness. A wonderful tale that embraces the magic of the author’s storytelling and combines high tension, dark enemies and the quest to survive in a world that has become as dangerous as a riled viper in a pit. A well told tale that relies on its characters and their inherent good as opposed to gore and guts.

I received this copy from Chrissy Lessey in exchange for my honest review.




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          Online Media in India: News websites change journalism scene, score over newspapers, TV channels   
The second media revolution has arrived in India.

News websites have emerged as flag-bearers of independent journalism.

This was needed as traditional media was facing criticism for its failure.

Leading newspapers and TV channels were failing in objectivity.

It was being rued that the fourth pillar of democracy was crumbling as journalists were no longer questioning those in the power. Media was accused of toeing 'government line'.

With TRP becoming the sole criterion for news channels, the situation had become even more critical. In the era when 'mainstream media' was losing credibility, the websites have emerged.

These websites are now giving space to hard journalism. There are articles questioning the official position and reports that present the other side of the picture too.

NEWS SITES SHOW THE WAY IN THE ERA OF 'PAID MEDIA'

Not just stories that don't get reported in 'mainstream media', the News websites are carrying special reports, giving space to dissenting voices and opinion pieces--the kind of articles that are not published in leading newspapers or issues not discussed in TV studios.

While terms like 'Presstitutes' were coined, 'credibility became the biggest casualty' in Indian journalism. Journalists had to chose either of the two sides--Manmohan or Modi. Even after the election, there was no change in the situation.


Just when it had become the fashion to say that 'long reports' were out of fashion, narrative style of journalism made a return.

Thanks to these websites. One or two may be agenda-driven but they do provide space to alternative opinions too.



MAJOR WEBSITES KNOWN FOR QUALITY JOURNALISM

Scroll [Scroll.in] was among the first such websites and it has been quite successful. Senior journalist Siddharth Varadarajan's The Wire [Thewire.in] is known for serious, issue-based journalism.

Catch is associated with the Patrika group and it has expanded in a big way.

Similarly, Seema Mustafa's The Citizen [Thecitizen.in] comes with insightful reports, especially, with regard to conflict-prone regions.

JantaKaReporter is a major news portal, which has redefined online journalism in India. DailyO offers insights and opinions.

HuffingtonPost is well-known and among the pioneers in online journalism in the world. Its India edition has grabbed eyeballs.

NewsBits [Newsbits.in] brings reports from Central India--Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states, with special concern for marginalised communities, Dalits, tribals and other under-privileged sections.

Newsd has emerged as another competition for major news websites. It focuses more on the App. NewsLaundry is yet another portal that keeps an eye on media.

Thenewsminute [thenewsminute.com] gives special coverage to Southern India--states that are not given proper attention in 'North-based media'. Twocircles.net is well-established and reports about the marginalised.

There are other websites too. Existing newspapers and magazines like Outlook and Caravan also have high quality content on their websites. With social media proliferating, the reach of the content has also increased.

Clearly, the 'New Media' is the winner.
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          Reply #1119   
Well i finally had time to sit and study my charts. For some reason i feel that the double 7's still need to show with one of my original 3rd digits (2, 8 or 9). Thats one that i will have to let go of since i did good on the triple 7's. Using the same trend that gave me the double 7's, the doubles 33 and 44 are on my radar. I have been playing the 33 somewhat the last two days only because i remembered seeing something in my charts about it. Being that i updated my charts earlier this afternoon... [ More ]
          John Calipari sounds like Knicks job talk really struck a nerve   
Kentucky coach John Calipari vehemently denied a report his intermediaries have contacted the Knicks to express his interest in the vacant job as president of basketball operations. Calipari has been interested in a high-profile NBA gig for years and always has the Knicks on his radar. It’s no surprise his C.A.A. intermediaries reportedly made contact; the...
          Japan plans to land a human on the moon by 2030   

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Wednesday that it plans to land an astronaut on the moon by 2030, joining China in a new manned race to space.

It is the first time JAXA has revealed an intention to send Japanese astronauts beyond the International Space Station, and it will mostly likely be part of an international mission, the agency said.

The announcement from Japan Wednesday is just the latest in a series of ambitious space exploration plans by Asian countries, with the increasing competition for space-related power and prestige in the region echoing that of the Cold War space race of the mid-20th century.

In December 2016, China announced plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020 as well as a manned mission to the Moon at some point in the future.

Pictured here is one of JAXA's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries rockets, via Danspace.

          Solutii pentru filtrarea apei - Purificare apa potabila   
Apa imbuteliata este exclusa ca si solutie alternativa din cauza transportarii si depozitarii necorespunzatoare a recipientelor, in urma studiilor constatandu-se compozitii chimice daunatoare. Afla alternativa simpla si eficienta, testata de catre mii de romani, pentru a obtine purificarea apei chiar de la robinetul bucatariei tale! Impactul poluantilor chimici asupra organismului Poluantii organici din apa sunt de o diversitate foarte mare, existand in prezent peste 10 000 000 de substante chimice, dintre care 600 au fost declarate ca prezentand un risc pentru sanatatea omului. S-a constatat existenta unei serii de compusi toxici care pot fi hepatotoxice, neurotoxice sau iritante cutanate gasite chiar si in conducte de alimentare cu apa potabila. Actiunea acestor substante se manifesta prin modificari organoleptice, cel mai des intalnite fiind substantele provenite din pesticide, din cauza degradarii lor incete dar si persistentei indelungate in apa, actionand negativ asupra ficatului, sistemului nervos sau asupra glandelor endocrine, presupunandu-se chiar ca ar avea actiuni cancerigene asupra oganismului uman. Datorita proprietatilor sale biologice, apa influenteaza calitatea sanatatii populatiei, iar cantitatea insuficienta de apa poate duce la mentinerea unei stari insalubre si implicit la raspandirea unor afectiuni digestive. Conform studiului efectuat de catre Ministerul Ecologiei, prin programul de aprovizionare cu apa a populatiei din localitatile rurale privind cauza maladiilor inregistrate in cadrul comunelor din Romania, s-au constatat afectiuni in cadrul aparatului respirator al consumatorilor de apa potabila in proportie de 6,3%, afectiuni cardiovasculare intr-un procent de 55,7% sau digestive intr-un procent de 11,4%. Conductele instalatiei de apa contin un procent ridicat de aluminiu sau plumb, acest aspect maximizand impactul negativ asupra consumatorilor de apa potabila, mai ales atunci cand apa nu circula si stagneaza pentru un timp indelungat, in special in timpul noptii, in combinatie cu clorul utilizat pentru dezinfectarea apei, cauzator pentru aparitia diverselor tipuri de cancer. Puturile reprezinta de asemenea o posibilitate ridicata de ingerare a unor substante chimice cu efect negativ asupra organismului, din cauza florei care se poate dezvolta pe peretii fantanii, cei mai afectati putand fii copiii. Supozitie: Consumul apei imbuteliate este un proces sigur / FALS Solutia rapida pentru renuntarea la consumul apei potabile curente a reprezentat achizitia apei imbuteliate, insa in urma studiilor efectuate in laboratoarele de specialitate s-au constatat compusi chimici datorati in urma transportarii si depozitarii necorespunzatoare a recipientelor in care este livrata apa imbuteliata. Depozitarea apei imbuteliate in contactul cu razele solare, precum si trecerea acesteia de la o temperatura la alta, reprezinta principala actiune cauzatoare de substante chimice nocive, la reactia dintre razele UV si materialul din care este confectionat recipientul, avand proprietati cancerigene. Misiunea Aquatech International Aquatech International si-a propus imbunatatirea stilului de viata al consumatorilor prin distributia si instalarea de echipamente profesionale pentru filtrarea, tratarea si purificarea apei, utilizand sisteme de filtre cu osmoza inversa, dedurizatoare clack, denitrificatoare sau sterilizatoare atat la nivel industrial cat si casnic. Activitatea Aquatech International cuprinde: - Filtrare grosiera si de sedimente - Filtrare cu carbune activ - Eliminare virusi si bacterii - Ultrafiltrare Solutia oferita de catre Aquatech International Seria produselor Aquatech International poate fi utilizata in diferite domenii de aplicare casnice sau industriale, avand diversi utilizatori, dupa cum urmeaza: - Scoli, gradinite, spitale, centre de infrumusetare si cosmetica - Centre comerciale, hoteluri si alte unitati de cazare turisti - Spalatorii si curatatorii auto sau de imbracaminte - Locuinte si spatii individuale Din seria sistemelor de filtrare si purificare a apei, aflate in gama Aquatech International, enumeram: - Sisteme de osmoza inversa - Purificator apa Aqua-EXCITO - Filtre cu cartus - Dedurizatoare - Denitrificatoare - Sterilizatoare UV - Valve Clack Valvele Clack sunt cele mai cunoscute si utilizate echipamente la nivel international, datorita fiabilitatii si setarilor avansate, moderne, putand fi adaptate cu usurinta in statii de dedurizare sau pentru filtrare sedimente. Descopera cele mai bune solutii pentru filtrarea apei, oferite de catre Aquatech International. Suna la 021.411.2000 / 0737.066.660 in cadrul programului de lucru L-V 9-18, scrie-ne la sales@aquatech.ro sau office@aquatech.ro pentru detalii sau oferta de pret. citeste in continuare
          6-30 RECRUITING RADAR   
In our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
          Inmobiliaria Colonia en el radar de los compradores   

Una de las principales labores de los inversores es elegir los mejores valores de la renta variable en cada momento....

El artículo Inmobiliaria Colonia en el radar de los compradores ha sido originalmente publicado en Economía Finanzas.


          Zonguldak’ta otomobil uçuruma yuvarlandı: 2 yaralı   
Zonguldak’ta bir otomobilin uçuruma yuvarlanması sonucu meydana gelen kazada 2 kişi yaralandı.Edinilen bilgiye göre kaza, akşam saatlerinde Kilimli ilçesi Radartepe mevkisinde meydana geldi. Kenan E. (65) idaresindeki VIE AT 237 yabancı plakalı...
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          Biodata Anto Galon - Kau adalah Aku yang Lain   
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          07/18/2017 - Sapce Week at ISEC   
Space Week is a five day space science program for children ages 10-15 about The Earth, The Solar System, The Galaxy, The Universe, Rocketry, and Outer Space Observation. Each day is divided into two 3 hour sessions of fun filled model making, rocket launching, demonstrations and games. On the final day of Space Week everyone will have a video of themselves sending a signal to the moon with their voice and hearing their own voice bounce off the moon and return to earth. We expect to have speakers from NASA and Princeton University. Activities are indoors and outdoors and include a visit to the InfoAge Radio Museum, The Original Marconi Tower and a trip to see Mobile Radar Units. Learn about the history of the Space Program and the exciting events that took place right here at the Diana Site in Wall Township that launched the Space Program. Use the 18 meter Radio Telescope Dish to send your voice to the moon and hear it bounce back in 2.5 seconds! Registration is limited, Register Now to save your place!
          Your Local Doppler Radar   
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          4 Hal Ini Bikin Relasi AS dan China Merenggang?   

Dalam kurun seminggu terakhir, pemerintah Amerika Serikat nampak memandang China sebagai negara yang 'kurang disukai'. Dan, lewat sejumlah keputusan dan kebijakan luar negeri yang dilakukan, relasi kedua negara kini diduga merenggang.

Padahal, pada April 2017, pemimpin kedua negara --saat pertemuan resmi-- nampak seperti sekutu dekat. Presiden Donald Trump bahkan menjamu Presiden China Xi Jinping di resor mewah pribadinya, di Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Hasil pertemuan itu bahkan mengejutkan dunia. Sesuai permintaan Presiden Trump, Presiden Xi berjanji bahwa China akan berkontribusi lebih banyak untuk membantu AS dalam isu Korea Utara.

Sebagai balasan, presiden ke-45 AS itu berjanji akan memberikan kelonggaran terhadap Tiongkok untuk sejumlah isu, misalnya seperti situasi di Laut China Selatan.

Pasca-pertemuan di Mar-a-Lago, Presiden Trump bahkan sempat menyebut koleganya dari Negeri Tirai Bambu itu sebagai, "orang hebat, aku bahkan memiliki relasi yang baik dengannya."

Namun kini, setelah munculnya sejumlah keputusan dan kebijakan luar negeri dari kedua negara pada seminggu terakhir di penghujung Juni 2017, hubungan harmonis AS - China perlahan merenggang.

Berikut, 4 penyebab yang diduga sebagai tonggak kerenggangan relasi Negeri Paman Sam - Negeri Tirai Bambu dalam kurun seminggu terakhir, seperti yang diragkum oleh Liputan6.com dari berbagai sumber (30/6/2017).

 

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Washington, DC menjatuhkan sanksi dan pemutusan hubungan terhadap sejumlah entitas asal China. Sanksi itu diberikan oleh Kementerian Keuangan AS terhadap Bank of Dandong, sebuah perusahaan, dan dua individu pegiat finansial asal China.

Penjatuhan sanksi yang dilakukan Kemenkeu AS itu juga menandai kali pertama bagi Negeri Paman Sam untuk menerapkan wewenangnya --yang dilandasi US Patriot Act 2001-- pada entitas perbankan China.

Kemenkeu AS mengklaim bahwa entitas asal China itu bertindak sebagai "pipa penghubung" untuk mendukung aktivitas finansial Korea Utara yang diduga ilegal dan melanggar hukum. Demikian seperti yang dikutip dari CNN, 30 Juni 2017.

Kementerian yang dipimpin oleh Menteri Steven Mnuchin itu juga menilai sejumlah firma keuangan asal Korea Utara memanfaatkan "kedekatan" Bank Dandong dengan beberapa entitas bisnis asal AS guna memperoleh akses finansial alternatif dari Negeri Paman Sam. Bagi Washington, latar belakang itu cukup menjadi justifikasi pemerintah untuk menjatuhkan sanksi finansial.

"Firma atau entitas asal China (yang menjalin hubungan dengan Korut) juga tidak akan mendapatkan akses kepada lembaga finansial AS, baik secara 'langsung maupun tidak langsung'," tambah Mnuchin.

Akan tetapi, Kemenkeu AS berargumen bahwa sasaran sanksi yang sebenarnya bukan ditujukan kepada China, tetapi lebih kepada Korea Utara.

"Sanksi itu tidak ditujukan untuk China," jelas Menteri Mnuchin.

Pada kesempatan yang berbeda, penasihat keamanan nasional AS, H.R. McMaster, turut mengamini penjelasan Mnuchin.

"Sanksi itu bukanlah aksi untuk menekan China. Tindakan itu merupakan upaya kami untuk meminta China agar mampu lebih berkontribusi dalam masalah (Korea Utara) tersebut," kata McMaster.

Pakar politik juga memiliki penilaian serupa, bahwa sanksi Kemenkeu AS terhadap Bank Dandong merupakan upaya "penyampaian pesan" yang dilakukan Washington kepada Beijing agar dapat bertindak tegas terhadap Pyongyang.

"Pesan yang ingin disampaikan AS kepada China adalah, 'Hey, kami berusaha untuk menjalin kerja sama dengan kalian untuk masalah (Korea Utara) tersebut, tapi kalian harus melakukan upaya yang lebih maksimal," ucap Anthony Ruggiero, analis dari Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

 

Seusai pertemuan antara Presiden Trump dengan Presiden China Xi Jinping pada April 2017, Gedung Putih telah berkali-kali mengingatkan Tiongkok untuk semakin menguatkan tekanan ekonomi dan diplomatik terhadap Korea Utara.

Pasca-pertemuan itu, China telah menerapkan sejumlah kebijakan 'tegas' terhadap Korut. Seperti, menolak impor batu bara Pyongyang serta --diduga-- menghentikan ekspor suplai bahan bakar ke negara yang dipimpin oleh Kim Jong-un itu. Demikian seperti yang dikutip dari BBC, Kamis 27 April 2017.

Bahkan, media pemerintah China - Korut sempat mengalami peningkatan tensi, situasi yang jarang terjadi dalam riwayat kedua negara. Peningkatan tensi disebabkan imbauan Tiongkok terhadap Korea Utara terkait isu nuklir.

Akan tetapi, Presiden Donald Trump terus mendesak China agar semakin menambah tekanan ekonomi dan diplomatik terhadap Korea Utara. Karena, bagi Trump, Beijing belum melakukan tindakan yang efektif untuk menghentikan program nuklir Pyongyang, yang hingga kini masih berlanjut.

Namun, Beijing berdalih bahwa pengaruhnya ke Pyongyang amatlah terbatas.

Sebagian besar pihak juga menilai bahwa upaya AS untuk "menegaskan posisinya terhadap Korea Utara" melalui China, akan terus mengalami stagnasi. Bahkan kini, Presiden Trump pun mulai "menyerah" untuk meminta bantuan China terkait isu Korea Utara.

"Saya harap China dapat membantu kami untuk membuat Korea Utara lebih segan terhadap AS. Namun tampaknya, upaya mereka (China) tidak berhasil," ujar Presiden Trump lewat akun Twitter-nya, @realDonaldTrump, pada Juni 2017.

 

Amerika Serikat berencana menjual peralatan militer senilai US$ 1,42 miliar atau setara Rp 18,9 triliun kepada Pemerintah Taiwan.

Keterangan mengenai rencana penjualan ini disampaikan oleh Juru Bicara Departemen Luar Negeri AS, Heather Nauert. Penawaran tertuang dalam tujuh buah proposal penjualan.

"Jadi saat ini harganya sudah sampai US$ 1,42 juta," sebut Naubert seperti dikutip dari The Star, Kamis 30 Juni 2017.

Tidak cuma alutsista yang dijual AS ke Taiwan. Beberapa paket penjualan ini termasuk di dalamnya bantuan teknik untuk sistem radar, misil kecepatan tinggi anti-radiasi, terpedo, dan komponen rudal.

Penjualan tersebut dijelaskan Naubert merupakan bentuk dukungan AS terhadap pemeliharaan kapabilitas pertahanan Taiwan. Kementerian Pertahanan Taiwan juga mengatakan bahwa senjata baru itu ditujukkan untuk memperkuat keamanan udara dan laut serta sistem kewaspadaan domestik.

Sebelum AS benar-benar menjual senjata ke Taiwan, mereka harus menunggu persetujuan Kongres. Pembahasan permintaan penjualan itu, saat sudah masuk dalam sesi pembahasan kongres.

Penjualan senjata ke Taiwan merupakan yang pertama sejak Presiden Donald Trump berkuasa. Rencana AS itu membuat marah China.

"China memprotes keras tindakan AS (menjual senjata ke Taiwan). Itu jelas melanggar kebijakan 'One China'. Kami akan segera merespons tindakan tersebut," kata Duta Besar China untuk AS Cui Tiankai, seperti yang diwartakan oleh media pemerintah Tiongkok, People's Daily.

Terkait, datang protes dari China, Naubert mengimbau agar Beijing tak perlu khawatir. Sebab, terkait perseteruan kedua negara, sikap AS tetap konsisten dari awal.

"Tidak ada peluang bagi kami untuk merubah kebijakan 'One China'. Kami mengakui Beijing bukan Taipei," sebut dia.

Pakar menilai bahwa transaksi tersebut, mungkin disebabkan atas 'kekecewaan' AS terhadap China yang minim berkontribusi untuk menekan Korea Utara agar menghentikan program rudal nuklirnya. Dan, kebijakan Washington, DC, mungkin saja akan memprovokasi Beijing.

"Sebagian pihak menilai bahwa perdagangan itu dipicu relasi AS - China terkait isu Korea Utara, dan penjualan senjata ke Taiwan dianggap oleh AS mampu meningkatkan 'taji' mereka di hadapan Tiongkok. Saya sendiri tidak melihatnya sebagai bentuk provokasi. Namun, jika kebijakan itu dihubungkan dengan kebijakan lain, salah satunya sanksi terhadap bank China, kemungkinan (provokasi) dapat menjadi pertimbangan," jelas Profesor Zhang Baohui, pakar politik dari Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Bukan pertama kali AS menjual senjata ke Taiwan. Hal ini dilakukan pertama kali pada Desember 2015 di saat Barack Obama masih memerintah.

Ketika itu, AS menjual alutsista seharga US$ 1,83 miliar. Penjualan tersebut termasuk dua kapal frigate dan kendaraan amphibi. Langkah tersebut juga mengundang kecaman keras dari China.

Kementerian Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat merilis hasil kajian tahunan yang membahas isu perdagangan manusia di dunia. Rilis itu mengkaji tentang negara yang diklaim oleh AS memiliki aktivitas perdagangan manusia terburuk di mancanegara.

Rilis tahunan itu bernama 'Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2017, US State Department'. Sejumlah negara yang masuk dalam kategori kualitas terburuk menurut rilis tersebut di antaranya meliputi China, Rusia, Suriah, dan Iran. Demikian seperti yang turut diwartakan oleh CNN, Rabu 28 Juni 2017.

Menurut laporan TIP, "China tidak memenuhi ketentuan standar minimum maupun melakukan upaya yang signifikan untuk menghapuskan fenomena perdagangan manusia. Maka, negara itu yang semula berada di Tier 2, diturunkan menjadi Tier 3, tingkatan terendah."

Berdasarkan laporan TIP 2017, China dan sejumlah warga negaranya, terlibat dalam aktivitas seputar perdagangan manusia dan perbudakan moderen. Aktivitas itu meliputi, jual-beli manusia (anak, perempuan, dan laki-laki), tenaga kerja paksa, perdagangan dan eksploitasi manusia untuk kepentingan seksual, serta sistem kerja paksa yang disponsori pemerintah.

Saat memberikan pidato ulasan terkait TIP pada Selasa 28 Juni 2017 di Washington DC, Menteri Luar Negeri Rex Tillerson menilai bahwa China tidak melakukan upaya serius untuk menghentikan trafficking.

"China masuk ke Tier 3 karena tidak mengambil langkah serius untuk menghapus perdagangan manusia. Termasuk, isu pekerja paksa Korea Utara yang berada di Tiongkok," ujar Menlu Tillerson.

Menurut laporan TIP, "China tidak memenuhi ketentuan standar minimum maupun melakukan upaya yang signifikan untuk menghapuskan fenomena perdagangan manusia. Maka, negara itu yang semula berada di Tier 2, diturunkan menjadi Tier 3, tingkatan terendah."

Berdasarkan laporan TIP 2017, China dan sejumlah warga negaranya, terlibat dalam aktivitas seputar perdagangan manusia dan perbudakan moderen. Aktivitas itu meliputi, jual-beli manusia (anak, perempuan, dan laki-laki), tenaga kerja paksa, perdagangan dan eksploitasi manusia untuk kepentingan seksual, serta sistem kerja paksa yang disponsori pemerintah.

Saat memberikan pidato ulasan terkait TIP pada Selasa 28 Juni 2017 di Washington DC, Menteri Luar Negeri Rex Tillerson menilai bahwa China tidak melakukan upaya serius untuk menghentikan trafficking.

"China masuk ke Tier 3 karena tidak mengambil langkah serius untuk menghapus perdagangan manusia. Termasuk, isu pekerja paksa Korea Utara yang berada di Tiongkok," ujar Menlu Tillerson.

Sementara itu, pihak Kemlu China merespons TIP. Meski menolak hasil kajian Kemlu AS, namun pemerintah Tiongkok tetap bertekad untuk menghapuskan perdagangan manusia.

"Kami menolak penilaian AS terhadap negara lain yang dibuat berdasarkan pertimbangan hukum domestik mereka. Akan tetapi, kami bertekad untuk melawan trafficking dan bekerjasama dengan negara lain untuk isu tersebut," jelas juru bicara Kemlu China, Lu Kang.


          "Ahok di Mata Mereka," dari Megawati hingga Dee Lestari    

Salah satu pengacara Basuki Tjahaja Purnama atau Ahok, I Wayan Sudirta memastikan sebanyak 51 tokoh terlibat dalam penulisan buku Ahok. Buku tersebut berjudul "Ahok Di Mata Mereka."

"Sudah selesai, sudah diterbitkan. Tapi bedah buku dulu. Ketemu pak Ahok dulu sebelum bedah buku," kata dia kepada Liputan6.com, di Jakarta Jumat, 30 Juni 2017.

Wayan menjelaskan, jumlah halaman buku tersebut adalah sebanyak 456 halaman. Padahal, rencana sebelumnya jumlah halaman hanya sekitar 300.

"Tapi karena penulisnya tulisannya agak panjang, jadinya halamannya segitu," ungkap dia.

Mengenai biaya penerbitan buku Ahok, ia mengatakan, berasal dari dana swadaya. Ia juga mengharapkan, pencetakan buku selanjutnya berasal dari penjualan buku perdana.

"Pak Ahok sudah lihat, sudah dibaca. Pak Ahok ucapkan terima kasih kepada para penulis. Ucapannya tulisan tangan. Bedah buku secepatnya dipastikan bulan Juli.

 

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Foto masa kecil Ahok beredar di twitter (sumber: @twitter)

Sebanyak 51 tokoh terlibat dalam penerbitan buku Ahok. Semuanya ikut menuliskan cerita dan kisahnya terkait Ahok.

Ke-51 tokoh tersebut tersebar dari berbagai latar belakang. Baik yang mantan politisi, pengamat hukum, pengacara, artis, sutradara, penulis buku hingga penggiat media. Berikut beberapa di antaranya:

Megawati Soekarnoputri, Ahmad Syafii Maarif, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Mari Elka Pangestu, Rhenald Kasali, Hamdi Muluk, Ikrar Nusa Bhakti, Saparinah Sadli, J Kristiadi dan Raden Pardede.

Selain itu ada Muhammad Ikhsan, Destry Damayanti, Tb Ace Hasan Syadzily, Jamin Ginting, Kusuma Sundari, Asep Iwan Iriawan, I Wayan Sudirta, Nusron Wahid, Zuhairi Misrawi.

Dari kalangan artis ada Dee Lestari, Joko Anwar, Addie MS, Maia Estianti

Sementara dari kalangan media ada Najwa Shihab, Don Bosco Selamun, Rosiana Silalahi, Wishnutama Kusbandio, dan Putra Nababan.


          Spider-Man Ternyata Sudah Muncul di Iron Man 2   

Sejak digarapnya Spider-Man: Homecoming yang dibintangi Tom Holland, banyak teori yang berkeliaran di kalangan fans. Salah satunya adalah perihal kemunculan Peter Parker alias Spider-Man di Iron Man 2.

Seperti disampaikan NME, belum lama ini, di film Iron Man 2 yang rilis pada 2010, fans menganggap anak kecil bertopeng Iron Man yang berlagak berani saat hendak diserang robot lalu diselamatkan Iron Man, merupakan Peter Parker semasa kecil.

Salah satu adegan di film Iron Man 2. (Marvel Studios)

Kepada Huffington Post, Tom Holland yang kini memerankan Peter Parker alias Spider-Man mengonfirmasi teori tersebut. "Saya bisa mengonfirmasi itu hari ini. Saya benar-benar mengobrol dengan Kevin Feige (Presiden Marvel Studios) sekitar 20 menit yang lalu," katanya.

"Mungkin saya baru saja melontarkan spoiler (bocoran) yang lama dan besar, sekarang itu memang sudah ada. Itu keren. Saya suka dengan ide bahwa Peter Parker sudah ada di jagat itu sejak awal," lanjutnya.

Sang anak sendiri diperankan oleh Max Favreau, putra dari sutradara Iron Man 2 yang juga memerankan Happy Hogan alias pengawal Tony Stark, Jon Favreau.

Jon Favreau (Foto: screenrant.com)

Sutradara Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jon Watts, baru-baru ini mengatakan kepada Uproxx mengenai proses di balik keputusan itu. "Anda membuat lelucon tentang itu, tapi pada dasarnya saat saya memutar ulang semua film Marvel, saya memperhatikan mereka seperti itu," kata Watts.

"Saya menonton semua film lain dan berpikir, 'Bagaimana kalau anak kecil di Stark Expo itu Peter Parker? Di balik topeng Iron Man.' Seperti, dia berusia hampir tepat saat itu. Dan dia mengidolakan Tony Stark," lanjutnya.

Lebih jauh, Jon Watts juga membeberkan bahwa dalam Spider-Man: Homecoming bakal disebutkan sebuah perusahaan bernama Damage Control yang bertugas membersihkan kekacauan di film The Avengers.

Mari kita simak kilas balik kemunculan batu ajaib (Infinity Stones) sejak Captain America: The First Avenger hingga Avengers: Age of Ultron.

"Jadi, di sinilah, karena tidak sepenuhnya diketahui, bahwa kalian bisa melihat ke belakang dan pada dasarnya menulis kisah fiksi penggemar untuk film-film itu, maka kisah fiksi buatan penggemar menjadi kenyataan. Banyak kejutan rahasia di film ini yang baru saja dimulai dengan memutar ulang film-filmnya," tambah Watts.

Spider-Man: Homecoming menyorot aksi Peter Parker alias Spider-Man melawan Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), pekerja di Damage Control yang beralih menjadi penjahat bernama Vulture setelah kontraknya tiba-tiba berakhir. Film ini siap tayang 5 Juli 2017 di Indonesia.

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          Cara Unik Ibrahimovic Sampaikan Salam Perpisahan kepada MU   

Mantan bintang Manchester United (MU) Zlatan Ibrahimovic punya cara unik menyampaikan ucapan selamat tinggal kepada eks klubnya. Dia memposting salam perpisahannya lewat Instagram pada malam dimana kontraknya secara resmi berakhir.

Pemain berusia 35 tahun itu, memajang foto dirinya saat merayakan gol untuk MU, dengan judul: "Saya datang. Saya bilang. Aku ditaklukkan."

Pemain asal Swedia ini, musim lalu bergabung dengan klub yang bermarkas di Old Trafford. Ibrahimovic kemudian tampil sebagai pencetak gol terbanyak dengan 28 gol di semua kompetisi.

Ibrahimovic belum lama dikaitkan akan bergabung dengan Atletico Madrid. Ini menunjukkan bahwa dia masih bisa diminati banyak tim meski terkendala usia.

Ibrahimovic memulai kariernya di Malmo, dan sejak itu telah membintangi klub raksasa Eropa seperti Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan dan PSG sebelum bertugas di Liga Inggris bersama MU musim lalu.

Penyerang Manchester United (MU), Zlatan Ibrahimovic bersama beberapa rekan setimnya. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Sebagai pengganti Ibrahimovic, MU ingin menandatangkan striker Real Madrid Alvaro Morata. Sekadar catatan, Ibra memilih untuk tidak melakukan perpanjangan kontrak satu tahun yang ditandatanganinya saat pindah dari Paris Saint-Germain.

Awalnya, Ibrahimovic akan terus berlatih dengan United saat ia pulih dari cedera ligamen lutut. Namun, sekarang tampaknya dia telah mengkonfirmasi bahwa masa tinggalnya di MU hanya berlangsung singkat.

Ibrahimovic memang masih berkutat dengan cedera lutut yang dialami saat tampil di Europa League musim lalu. Namun bila negosiasi berakhir mulus, Ibrahimovic akan melanjutkan pengobatan di Atletico sebelum resmi merekrutnya pada Januari tahun depan--saat hukuman larangan transfer yang menimpa Los Rojiblancos berakhir.

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          R. v. Dore, 2017 ONCJ 434 (CanLII)   
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          Games Radar’s New T-Shirt Range   
We were very busy touching up girls towards the end of last week in preparation for the on and offline push for the new t-shirt range from www.gamesradar.com We’ll post more pics after the launch. Promise.
          Syd-England mai 2015 - Del 8 (siste del)   

Nå viser jeg siste rest av bilder fra Englandsturen vår. Her kommer det litt av hvert. 
Vi begynner med STONEHENGE:






Jeg har vært på Stonehenge før (ca 30 år siden), og den gang lå kundesenteret rett ved siden av, sånn cirka en hundre meter unna steinene. Nå lå det så langt unna at vi kjørte i 5 minutter med en skyttelbuss til selve stensettingen. 

Jeg ble ikke så imponert over Stonehenge for 30 år siden, og denne gang var det enda mindre interessant. Men det er jo bare meg. Mannen min synes det var kjempeartig å være der!

Forrige gang ble jeg litt skuffet over en vei som dundret forbi, og dette kundesenteret som lå så nær. Denne gang hadde tofelts-veien blitt til firefelt, og det hadde kommet enda en vei der tror jeg, for den husket jeg ikke fra forrige gang. I tillegg var det jo mye, mye mer folk der nå, og anlagte gangveier rundt stenene. Det er jo supert at de nå har fått bedre utstyr, georadar og sånt, som kan kartlegge mye mer av det som finnes i området.

Her ved besøkssenteret var det satt opp hus som viste hvordan de bodde, de som bygde og brukte Stonehenge:


Det regnet mens vi besøkte Stonehenge, så det ble ikke så lenge vi hang rundt steinene. Det ble kaffepause og Stonehenge-kaker på oss istedet.


Jeg skulle gjerne besøkt et annet steinsettingssted i England: AVEBURY. Det stedet er Europas største stensirkel, 4-5000 år gammelt men dessverre ikke i nærheten så kjent som Stonehenge.

Et annet viktig sted vi besøkte var Salisbury. Her er det en kirke som visstnok er veldig spennende. Den best bevarte originalen av Magna Carta (det finnes bare 4 igjen) oppbevares der.  Det er en avtale fra middelalderen mellom kongen, adelen og de geistlige. Den sees som grunnlaget for Englands parlament (undertegnet år 1215). 

Men vakre kirker finnes det både her og der, så vi brukte ikke så mye energi på dette stedet. Men jeg tar det med, for kanskje andre gjerne vil besøke stedet, og da vet dere at Albatros altså kjører innom der.



Siste natten overnattet vi i Bournemouth. Det var et skikkelig "Hotell i Særklasse"-hotell. Men beliggenheten var det ikke noe å si på. Det lå 5 minutter fra stranden. Eller UTSIKTEN til stranden. Det var uendelig lange trapper ned dit, og som dere ser av bildet; et skikkelig regnvær kom drivende mot oss. Så vi beundret stranden herfra:


Så gikk vi tilbake til hotellet og la oss tidlig som vanlig. Vi sluknet gjerne kl 10 om kvelden på denne reisen. Det er utrolig slitsomt å være på en sånn tur! Mye å se og forholde seg til, mange mennesker rundt seg hele tiden, og mye gåing, - iallefall for oss som travet mye i vei på egenhånd.

Den siste dagen besøkte vi Historic Dockyard i Portsmouth. Dette var et spennende sted med mange fine skip. Vi hadde litt andre planer for dagen også, så vi valgte å bare besøke en av båtene, og det ble Lord Nelsons HMS VICTORY: 





Lord Nelsons hengekøye.......


Offiserenes hengekøyer...


....og mannskapets køyer. 


De hadde med seg høner ombord for å få egg. Fine bur:




Og her på dekk var det altså at Lord Nelsom falt. Litt rart å stå her:





Men som sagt, vi brukte bar litt tid på båtene, for vi hadde lyst til å besøke D-dagsmuseet vi visste fantes i Portsmouth. Vi spurte en drosjesjåfør hvor langt det var dit, og det var bare 6-7 minutter å kjøre. Så da fikk vi sett det broderte teppet du kan lese mer om HER hvis du er interessert:


Dere har kanskje hørt om Bayeux-teppet? Jeg har vært i Bayeux, men det var SOL, så jeg gikk ikke inn og så på et gammelt teppe, nei!

Men i Portsmouth regnet det, så det var supert å tilbringe tid med dette kunstverket! Resten av det lille museet var også veldig bra.









Men etter å ha tilbragt en fin dag i Portsmouth var det på tide å kjøre mot flyplassen. 7 hele dager med massevis av inntrykk var over. Vi var veldig fornøyd med turen. Kan virkelig anbefales!

Men duverden så godt det var å komme hjem til huset og hagen! 




The End.


          Mercato Juve News- COLPO Psg! Soffiato a Marotta un grande obiettivo per la mediana!   

Calciomercato Juve- Fabinho al PSG! In queste ultime ore la dirigenza parigina sta portando a termine gli ultimi dettagli per l’acquisto di Fabinho, ottimo mediano, giovane e di talento, che era nel radar di Marotta già da molto tempo. La cifra che il PSG pagherà al Monaco non è per niente irrosoria, anzi, si parla […]

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          Zanzibar … and a word.   
Apologies, of a sort, for being so conspicuously off-the-radar these days, but the reasons for my social media inactivity are twofold and perhaps even a tad noble, now that I think about it. In the first place, I have been working steadily on a monumental new work of fiction –an illustrated epic of (one hopes) … Continue reading Zanzibar … and a word.
          Radares são realocados em pontos de excesso de velocidade   

Os novos radares já funcionam em caráter educacional, onde o infrator é advertido.

O post Radares são realocados em pontos de excesso de velocidade apareceu primeiro em Diário de Araxá.


          Descubra o que é fanservice.   
Hoje o Anime Destruction vai te explicar o que é fanservice. O que é fanservice? Fanservice que traduzindo fica algo como serviço para fãs é tudo aquilo que geralmente é feito em um anime, série, quadrinho e afim com a intenção de agradar aos fãs. O fanservice pode ser várias coisas entre elas referencias ou … Continue lendo Descubra o que é fanservice.
          Inter Buru Jose Gimenez   

Jose Gimenez masuk dalam radar belanja Inter di musim panas ini.


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- new option for screen always on.
          Data Storage Devices Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Brocade Communications Systems, NetApp, Seagate Technology, and Western Digital   
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          Сборник - XXXL Club Hits №600 (2017) MP3   

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Добавлен: 2017-06-30 20:53:44
Описание: Информация о музыке
Исполнитель: VA
Название альбома: XXXL Club Hits №600
Год выпуска: 2017
Жанр: Dance, club

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          Сборник - Новинки танцполов №100 (2017) MP3   

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Название альбома: Новинки танцполов №100
Год выпуска: 2017
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          Selected Papers of V. S. Varadarajan: Volumes 2 and 3   

          Airplanes and scallops or Gentlemen who lunch   
There are just some offers you can't refuse. Take for instance, a proposal to serve lunch in a defunct airplane hangar--it warrants an enthusiastic, head-shaking 'yes.'

So under these pretenses, a rainy Thursday in May began. 

Sara Grady and Jason Wood were the conspirators enlisting my help--a pair I met fortuitously last November while on a writing assignment at a supper club they hosted in Brooklyn. Both tall and slender, Grady and Jason could be mistaken for siblings with their sandy strawberry hair and pale elvish faces. Certainly two of a kind, the couple shares a passion for creating off-the-radar communal meals against equally quirky, but always warm backdrops. 

Foggy and a little damp, the excursion began at 9 am on Reade Street where Sara took the helm and Jason munched a bagel in the front seat. Onto the West Side Highway, down the tip of Manhattan and over the Brooklyn Bridge we watched the storefronts drizzle past as we made our way down Flatbush Avenue's milieu of discount clothing outlets and single moniker shops--Mike Meat Deli and Aden Liquor Corner--pondering the afternoon ahead. 
Several weeks prior, Sara had received a letter from an individual inquiring about GradyWood's culinary services. He explained his loyalties to a group quaintly called 'The Outer Boroughs Dining Society,' a cartel of retired gentlemen journalists and ad guys who voyage off the island for far-flung dining experiences in the exotic quarters of Queens or, in this case Floyd Bennett Field. The Society was in need of a Spring Frolic venue and had a mind to give it wings.

Through fog and ocean mist, the expanse of Floyd Bennett's runways began to reveal itself along a deserted stretch of road. We pulled up to our destination, Hangar B, perched on a weedy concrete lot overlooking the water. Industrially paned windows and corrugated metal shed droplets onto our heads as we ducked in through the yawning gap of building. As our eyes adjusted to the dusty light shafts, broad sheets of welded metal emerged in the shapes of wings and propellers--regal though somewhat eerie where some were half dissected and looking rather shabby.

We met a salty sixty-something mechanic at the door who snorted a bit at our endeavor, but left us to our own devices scooting heavy loads in and out of the building. Soon enough we were unpacked and prepping the meal. Nothing more than four picnic tables on an oil-spotted slab of concrete, our little oasis glowed against the rusty mullions and the borough trotters began to trickle in. 

With a cooler of rosé in tow, the couples wandered gawking at a restored silver jet and chattering over what Jason was constructing upon china tea plates. Sweaters encircled shoulders and pastel polo shirts floated about as Sara and I brought out the first plates-- a veritable garden. Everyone sat to eat and wondered at the paper thin radishes atop quinoa and pea shoots--all except one man who would have been slight had he not been wearing a trench coat, a Donegal cap and large tinted sunglasses. His diet didn't "allow most foods." He stood and supervised his table mates, sniffed at a wine glass and wandered around the prep table poking at the boxes which would soon produce dessert. 

Scallops atop the season's first sugar snap peas, final asparagus tips and French lentils came next. 'Incognito' (as we started calling the cloaked man) glanced at the tarragon Pernod dressing with a sour look, reached into his coat and pulled out a glazed donut. We surmised his dietary allowances were an affectation as he followed it up with several chocolate tarts we'd toted along for the final course. 

Incognito was only one of many characters who graced us that afternoon. The Dining Society was certainly chock full of them. They left us with four and a half bottles of rosé, which we polished off while cleaning and left feeling hungry though we'd been feeding people all afternoon. We filled up at Marlow and Sons with cocktails and panini and went our separate ways, but received glowing reviews from the society that very evening. This little expert from the head diner sums up a bit of the Society's cog and quirk, but mostly the general sentiment GradyWood tends to leave behind.

You are so good you could become the Glorious Food of the farm-to-table sustainable-grower movement, an upswelling that's in only its earliest gurgles, and thank goodness for that.
...
You both have a rare touch, with people and food. Very few ever get the chance, but you might be among the anointed to never trade tedium for money. Go for it, all windows open, the stove lit, the handheld charged and empty of images, the garden full to bursting.

Gosh, I do go on. It must have been the green sauce on the scallops

 

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          Do old Italian-American restaurants hate new Italian wine?   
For those whose families emigrated from Italy over 100 years ago, it is a secure bet that we still identify with our roots. In the U.S., we’re Italian-Americans, although many of us prefer to be seen first, as Americans, with Italian heritage. If anyone doubts that, all one would need to do is get on a plane, go back to one of their family towns and see what they call you. Here comes the “Americano,” they would call. And that’s if you were born there and had only been gone for five years, let alone 100.

When one delves into the complicated mesh of food, especially from Italy, there are snags. First of all, where you came from. If from Trento or Alba, you will have your specific traditions and foods. And if you came from south of Rome, you will have another. And, seeing as many of the Italians that came to America 100+ years ago came from the south, their influence on how we perceive Italian food, historically, has been overarching.


One of the most mystifying things I have had to reckon with is the Southerner who opens up an Italian restaurant and calls it “Northern Italian cuisine.” To explain this would take a book. And when I open up a menu in a place like that and see Veal Marsala, I become cross-eyed and confused, wishing I had opted instead for an Indian restaurant and Chicken Tikka Masala.

Oh, to seek solace and refuge in one of those old Italian-American eateries that dot the East and West Coasts, for a simple plate of spaghetti and meat balls, with a never-ending basket of garlic bread and a bottle of Chianti, the one in the quaint bottle wrapped in straw. Ah, comfort…

I had my places growing up in California, like Petrillo’s in San Gabriel, with their flat pizza covered in tomato sauce and anchovies. Or Green Valley Restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, where I supped as a cash-strapped student, craving a little “down home” cooking.

Nowadays, the old Italian-American restaurant is an endangered species, even in places like New York, where rents have threatened places that have passed from generation to generation. But there are some standouts. Pete Wells recently reviewed Don Peppe in Queens, and looking at the pictures and reading about it had me wanting to book a flight to NY just for lunch. Wells briefly mentioned wine at Don Peppe, “A person who knows of Don Peppe only as a scheme of Turtle’s in an 'Entourage' subplot may ask to see the wine list. Everybody at Don Peppe drinks the house white or the house red. Both come in bottles with no cork and no label. Both are well chilled. Both have the carefree good cheer of the very young.”

Chilled red wine – we’ve come so far, in such a short time. I still want to go to Don Peppe, though.

Years earlier, I drove from New Orleans to Houma to do a wine dinner. Along the way, we stopped at Mosca’s, another Italian-American shrine to eating. One of my Italian colleagues lived in the seaside town where the owners came from, and it was one of those nights under the umbrella of an Italian-American dining experience that I will never forget. The wine list, though - even though it tried (and still tries) to cover most of the bases - it’s as if there are irreconcilable differences between (classic) Italian-American taste and the current state of Italian wine. The wine list appeared more as an archeological artifact, evidence of the state of Italian wine at the beginning of the third millennium. Thankfully, they allow outside bottles to be brought in ($20 corkage per bottle – two bottle maximum – no checks- no credit cards).

In an alternate universe, gone are the straw covered bottles of cheap and cheerful Chianti. Gone is Bolla Soave (or was it Soave Bolla?). And more currently, gone is heavy, testosterone-laden Brunello. The scandal at the beginning of the century changed that course. Didn’t the Italian-American restaurateurs get the memo? Oak is out, fruit (and acid) is back in. And natural, the more the merrier, is making inroads. And the millennials are calling the shots. That’s what Donatella Versace is saying. So, why this disconnect?

Recently I was in a restaurant with an Italian motif. The front-man was born in Italy, although he probably needs to go back for a refresher course. I ordered the salmon, knowing, that even though it’s probably farm-raised, it will be predictable, and not over wrought with sauce or garlic.

While there, a group of elderly white gents were sitting at a table. They were in the concrete business; rumor had it they were investors in the place. As a sign of good will and respect, we sent over a couple of bottles of relatively good wine that we were trying out with a client. I noticed over at their table they were sipping on Ruffino Ducale. Nothing wrong with that, after all wasn’t it the favorite wine of Tony Soprano?

On leaving, one at our table who knew several of the gents, stopped by to say good-bye. Asking if they liked the wines, one of the Silverbacks at the table remarked, “Yeah, thanks, but next time, bring some of the good stuff!”

And therein lays the crux of the issue. Everyone wants more. More sauce, more garlic, more cheese, more good, more of anything. An old guy is looking down the barrel of time, sensing (but maybe not wanting to admit it) that there is less and less of the one thing he cannot acquire – time. So, let’s have a really “big” wine. And so, here comes the Sassicaia, the Ornellaia, the Any-aia as long as it is “huge.” Subtlety is lost on a man who is losing a race.

Now, the many folks who go into the many venerable Italian-American spots like Don Peppe and Mosca’s are not all in that boat. But let’s face it, that boat landed many moons ago. And people get “set” in their preferences. Look, I’m kind of glad that Ruffino Ducale is still doing well. It’s one of the few selling missions I’ve been on in my career that is still a “thing.” So many windmills those of us in the trade have tilted at over the years, and what do we have to show for it? A preponderance of Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Moscato and Prosecco. Meanwhile, over in little ‘ol Ittly, they keep making up new wines from old grapes, hoping to sell them to their Italian-American counterparts here in the good ‘ol USofA.

Well, we aren’t going to change the folks at Don Peppe or Mosca’s. I don’t believe old Italian-American restaurants hate new Italian wine. I just think, for many of them, they’re not anywhere near to being on their radar. But there are those chefs, like Mario Carbone, who along with his partners, get the new Italian wine with the old Italian-American food thing. And there are more and more coming, so this isn’t a hopeless rant.

It’s more of a 7th inning stretch. We’ve come a long way. We’re not there yet. And we’ve gone through a couple of pitchers. But relief is on the way.

I have to believe that. And so do all those hopeful producers, holding their wines up to those on the big steam ship, eager for someone, anyone, to grab up one of their babies and take them to that brave new world called America.



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          IBM Qradar Security Information And Event Manager 7.2.0 Obtain Information Vulnerability   
IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1 before MR2 Patch 13 and 7.2 before 7.2.7 uses cleartext storage for passwords, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a configuration file.
          ‘Ritmo Brasil’ recebe Demônios da Garoa, Rodrigo Marim e a trupe do ‘Encrenca’ neste sábado   
Crédito/Foto: Divulgação/RedeTV!

No 'Ritmo Brasil' deste sábado (1°) a apresentadora Faa Morena recebe no palco do programa Demônios da Garoa, Rodrigo Marim e a trupe do humorístico 'Encrenca', Tatola Godas, Dennys Motta, Ângelo Campos e Ricardinho Mendonça. A atração ainda exibe uma entrevista exclusiva com a dupla Jorge e Mateus, realizada nos bastidores de um show em São Paulo.


Durante bate-papo entre os convidados, Faa comenta sobre as redes sociais e Rodrigo fala das fotos sensuais que publica em sua conta no Instagram: "Tento agradar as fãs". Já o humorista Dennys afirma que nunca postou fotos sem camisa e brinca: "Para quê? Para perder seguidores?". Integrante de uma das duplas sertanejas de maior sucesso do país, Jorge se diz avesso ao WhatsApp, confessa que não usa o aplicativo e defende as conversas "cara a cara". "Há muitas pessoas carentes que precisam falar sobre coisas desnecessárias. Gosto de falar de coisas assim também, mas na hora certa", revela o cantor. Já seu parceiro Mateus diz ter vários grupos de conversa, conta que eles o mantém próximo de seus amigos, mas que não consegue acompanhar todos devido à rotina corrida de shows. "Ficamos muito tempo na estrada, não tem como ver nossos amigos sempre, então pelas mensagens consigo ter contato com pessoas que não vejo há dois ou três anos e, ás vezes, até mais. É um contato virtual, porém muito real", opina.

Líder do Demônios da Garoa, Sérgio Rosa é o convidado do quadro 'Café com a Faa'. Na conversa, o vocalista comenta sua relação com o cantor Wando, que faleceu em 2012 após uma parada cardiorrespiratória. “Tudo o que formos falar dele é redundância, um camarada irmão. Para a música brasileira ele foi um grande talismã”, diz. Ao falar sobre grandes  ‘lendas musicais’, Sérgio relembra momentos que passou ao lado de Elis Regina na época da repressão na Ditadura Militar e demonstra admiração por ela. “Se não a maior, uma das maiores interpretes da Música Popular Brasileira”, dispara, além de classificar Adoniran Barbosa como "a essência para o samba paulistano".

No quadro “Literando”, Faa indica a biografia do ex-líder do Beatles, 'Paul McCartney', escrita por Philip Norman. A obra conta a história desde a infância até sua carreira memorável de sucesso.

Apresentado por Faa Morena, o 'Ritmo Brasil' vai ao ar aos sábados, às 18h30, pela RedeTV!. A direção é de Marcos Morales.
          Friday on Lake Effect: Senate Health Care Bill, Road Trip Advice, 'Transplant Eyes' Exhibit   
Friday on Lake Effect : What aspects of the Senate health care bill are under the radar, and how could they affect your health? Plus, our automotive contributor offers some advice for planning your summer road trip. We hear performances from two bands playing Summerfest tomorrow, and an exhibit in Walker’s Point asks the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" Guests: Barbara Zabawa, healthcare reform contributor Mark Savage & Dan Harmon, automotive contributors Zach Pietrini, Zach Pietrini Band Jack Spann, musician Kat Amjadi & John Schuerman, co-curators, “Transplant Eyes”
          Special Weather Statement for Shelby & Harrison Counties   
Shelby IA-Harrison IA- 708 PM CDT FRI JUN 30 2017 …Significant Weather Advisory for SOUTHEASTERN HARRISON AND SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM CDT… At 708 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 4 miles northeast of Logan, or 29 miles southwest of Denison, moving southeast at 25 mph. Half inch hail and […]
          LabRadar vs. professional Weibel Doppler Radar benchmark test   

I haven’t bought my own LabRadar yet, but I’m seriously tempted. I am shamelessly using my friend’s LabRadar, with all options, for chronographing my ammunition. And he has to carry it too! As if our firearms themselves weren’t enough, the McLaren orange radar always attracts other shooters at the range. A constant question is how […]

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          Primeira semana de fiscalização com radar registra 267 autuações   
Carros, motos e caminhões são fiscalizados pelo aparelho móvel da STT Na terça-feira completou uma semana do início da fiscalização de velocidade do trânsito por radar móvel nas principais ruas
          Two Pinoy presidents, both extras in the Obama-McCain Duel   
Published June 10, 2008
INQUIRER.net

While the duel between Barack Obama and John McCain features such supporting players as Hillary and Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the contest also has led to surprising bit roles for two Philippine political figures.

The most recent one involved President Gloria Arroyo whose bid for a photo op with America's newest political superstar ended in disappointment, another sorry example of a Pinoy politico desperately seeking attention from Washington that the Inquirer editorial board aptly summed up with the word "embarrassing."

She did get an apology from the Obama camp for their aborted meeting and who knows, Arroyo may still get another chance later on if the presumptive Democratic nominee prevails in November. There was no wail of protest from the FilAm community over the cancellation of the meeting, however, a sign perhaps of how Arroyo is regarded out here. But to the credit of her handlers, they simply let go and did not raise a stink, just glad for the ‘I'm sorry’ letter.
After all, the last thing Arroyo needs now is to behave the way another former prominent Pinoy politico did four decades ago over a perceived snub from yet another Western superstar, this time a legendary rock and roll band.

Although granted, it's hard to imagine Arroyo's cohort sending goons to harass Obama in Washington DC the way Imelda Marcos's supporters did when the Beatles were a no-show for the Malacanang party she hosted in their honor in 1966. For John, Paul, George and Ringo, Beatlemania Pinoy-style meant an angry mob literally chasing them out of Manila.

Not surprisingly, the fiasco over the aborted Arroyo-Obama meeting did not even register a blip on the radar screen of the highly-active US political scene -- unlike the case of another Pinoy politico who also became an extra in the US presidential drama.
Even more striking, this politician is dead.

It's unclear if McCain ever met Ferdinand Marcos. He stopped at Clark Air Base after his release from a North Vietnamese prison sometime in 1973 as Marcos was setting up one of the most brutal dictatorships in Southeast Asia with the blessing and aid of the United States. McCain was already a Republican member of the US Congress when Marcos's longtime friend and ally, President Ronald Reagan, welcomed the dictator to Washington during a state visit in 1982, calling him a "respected voice for reason and moderation in international forums."

I found no record of McCain speaking out against the now repulsive idea of America endorsing a tyrant like Marcos, but in a speech in 2006 -- 20 years after his downfall – Senator McCain spoke of the importance of promoting human rights abroad, recalling how in 1986, "the United States condemned Ferdinand Marcos' sham reelection, we earned the abiding gratitude of the Philippine people, who promptly threw out the dictator."

That's not exactly the complete story as he conveniently left out the part about Reagan and the Washington establishment praising and bankrolling the Marcos regime even as it rigged elections, threw opponents in jail, tortured them and looted the Philippine treasury. (And how could he forget Imelda's shoes and shopping sprees?)

Nearly 20 years after Marcos died in Hawaii, however, McCain has unexpectedly had to deal with the despised dictator's ghost.

In an embarrassing twist, it turned out that Charlie Black, one of McCain's closest advisers, once ran a lobbying firm that represented brutal dictators, including Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and – you guessed it – Ferdinand Marcos. Black resigned from the firm, BKSH & Associates, and is still with McCain (although he got him in trouble again recently by saying that another terrorist attack against the US would surely help boost his candidate’s chances in November.)

McCain's Macoy connection created a stir earlier in the race, but it probably won't be decisive in a campaign more focused on such issues as the Iraq War, rising gas prices and the US mortgage meltdown.

Still, isn't it amazing that nearly two decades after his death, one of the most infamous figures in Philippine and world history continues to rattle the nerves of the living, especially those of his former allies, sponsors and friends in Washington?Perhaps the late dictator was right after all when he declared, "I do not intend to die."
          Polícia prende no Sertão suspeito de estelionato procurado pela Justiça desde 2005   
Policiais civis da Delegacia de Pombal, no Sertão paraibano, cumpriram na tarde desta terça-feira (27) um mandado de prisão preventiva expedido pela 1ª Vara da cidade de Patos contra Arnaldo Medeiros de Santana, 48 anos, suspeito de praticar o crime de estelionato. As investigações começaram no ano de 2005.

Uma vítima procurou a Delegacia informando que tinha sido enganada por Arnaldo. Na época, ela informou as características físicas do suspeito e a polícia conseguiu identificar ele, mas durante as diligências não conseguiu encontrar o suspeito em nenhum dos endereços informados por conhecidos dele e parentes.

Sem ter o paradeiro e com a prisão preventiva decretada, Arnaldo passou a ser um foragido da Justiça. Agora, com uma informação anônima repassada para o Disque Denúncia por meio do telefone 197, a polícia retomou as diligências e conseguiu encontrar o suspeito. Arnaldo foi preso nas proximidades do Grupo Barbosa, no Centro de Pombal.

Arnaldo foi encaminhado para a Delegacia da cidade, onde prestou depoimento e depois foi levado para a Cadeia Pública de Pombal, para aguardar pela decisão do juiz da custódia.


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28.03.2017 Cristallina.Capanna e Piazza.Sole propiziano la soluzione odierna tra Profumo - NOTE - Sette.

29.03.2017 Produzione.Serie.Streghe e Bacio.Giuda.Sangue consentono di risolvere l'anello tra Cerchio - ARCO - Lampada.

30.03.2017 Orso.Nero e Deriva.Andare per la finale tra Parcheggio - CONTRASSEGNO - Spedizione.

31.03.2017 Sogni.Libro.Paga aiutano per la soluzione tra Appartamento - SGOMBRO - Griglia.

03.04.2017 Siena.Palio.Posta e Scuola.Nave.Mozzo propiziano l'anello di oggi tra Onore - SCORTA - Ruota.

04.04.2017 Cambio.Leva.Visita e Toppa.Serratura.Forzata portano alla soluzione tra Concerto - GALA - Mela.

05.04.2017 Duro.Osso.Molla per l'anello finale tra Digitale - IMPRONTA - Ecologica.

06.04.2017 Mangiatori.Spade.Trono.Stanza (in basso) per l'anello tra Casa - SCHIERA - Soldati.

07.04.2017 Rumore.Nulla.Scheda e Valle.Campo propiziano la soluzione tra Tecnica - MISTA - Pelle.

10.04.2017 Buon.Mercato.Unico e Massiccio.Legno.Nodo per l'anello finale tra Tiro - CAMPAGNA - Stampa.

11.04.2017 Marengo.Cavallo.Figura per la conclusione tra Equazione - SOLUZIONE - Solida.

12.04.2017 Parole.Crociate.Templari per la soluzione tra Mistero - ALONE - Solare.

13.04.2017 Osso.Seppia.Effetto per l'anello odierno tra Frase - RELATIVA - Umidità.

14.04.2017 Andata.Sola.Ballo e Carattere.Monaco.Capitale aiutano per la parola ZV tra Pacco - CONTENUTO - Aumento.

17.04.2017 Q.Sport.Subacqueo.Fucile e Radar Marino portano alla soluzione tra Cane - PENNA - Amico.

18.04.2017 Semicatene abbastanza impegnative con anello finale tra Cuoco - PROVA - Coraggio.

19.04.2017 Handicap.Portatore.Azioni per conclusione tra Giochi - PARCO - Nazionale.

20.04.2017 Munch.Urlo.Sussurro portano alla tripletta finale tra Mercurio - TERMOMETRO - Febbre.

21.04.2017 Catena "antipatica" che si conclude tra Scolastica - LEZIONE - Scacchi.
Serie.YouTube.Regole.Scuola.Media.Scolastica_LEZIONE_Scacchi.Gioco.Calcio.Ossa.Latte.Dente.

24.04.2017 Stampa.Organo.Senso e Bocca.Lupo.Alberto per la soluzione tra Asse - BATTUTA - Dialogo.

25.04.2017 Catena agevole e classica con l'anello finale tra Niente - CONTRARIO - Vento.

26.04.2017 Concatenazione nei commenti. Anello finale tra Autostrada - ENTRATA - Piatto.

27,04.2017 Soluzione conclusiva tra Calcolo - INTEGRALE - Edizione.

28.04.2017 Piccolo.Lord e Mali.Estremi propiziano la soluzione tra Comune - ACCORDO - Minore.

01.05.2017 Cibo.Strada e Palazzo.Vetrata aiutano a trovare la parola ZV tra Laterale - LINEA - Credito.

02.05.2017 Formazione.Distanza.Lega e Certosino.Monaco.Abito preludono alla finale tra Ottone - BOMBARDINO - Cocktail.

03.05.2017 Catena agevole che si conclude classicamente tra Grande - DISTRIBUZIONE - Ricchezza.

04.05.2017 Catena discreta con esito conclusivo tra Mille - GRAZIE - Carattere.

05.05.2017 Hotel.California.Holliwood.Attori per la soluzione tra Ricerca - CONTRIBUTI - Sociali.

08.05.2017 Fibra.Ottica.Illusione facilitano la soluzione odierna tra Ciro - IMMOBILE - Bene.

09.05.2017 Eco.Pelle.Muta e Sorelle.Williams.Pera per l'anello tra Lettera - MINUTA - Corporatura.

10.05.2017 Catena classica con parola ZV finale tra Partecipazione - QUOTA - Allenamento.

11.05.2017 Conclusione difficile e decisamente filoticinese tra Romani - IMPERATORI - Paolo.

12.05.2017 Anche questa volta occorre un amico ticinese per la parola ZV tra Comune - PURA - Verità.

15.05.2017 Catena agevole che si conclude classicamente tra Oro - ELEMENTO - Disturbo.

16.05.2017 Catena classica con parola ZV finale tra Pollo - SUPREMA - Corte.

17.05.2017 Canto.Natale.India.Fichi favoriscono la soluzione tra Vestire - MARINARA - Pizza.

18.05.2017 Arte.Nome.Battaglia e Compressa.Aria.Terra per la parola ZV tra Maratona - LEPRE - Tartaruga.

19.05.2017 Catena agevole per soluzione finale tra Olimpica - FOSSA - Formaggio.

22.05.2017 Anello conclusivo odierno tra Radiografia - PANORAMICA - Ruota.

23.05.2017 Binario.Numero.Civico e Altezza.Base.Galleria per la parolaZV tra Pepe - MACININO - Veicolo.

29.05.2017 Scusate l'interruzione. Asino chi legge. Oggi la parola ZV si situa tra Spirito - GUIDA - Lezione.

30.05.2017 Blocco.Stradale.Traforo semplificano la soluzione odierna tra Legno - DOLCE - Z.

31.05.2017 Plastica.Amore.Maniglie.Cavallo. Anello finale tra Anno - NOVELLE - Patate.

01.06.2017 Conclusione odierna tra Montagna - CRESTA - Capelli.

02.06.2017 Catena agevole con finale tra Vecchia - CONOSCENZA - Albero.

05.06.2017 Verso.Canzone.Italia e Lana.Turner.Pittore per la conclusione tra Stivale - SPERONE - Roccia.

06.06.2017 Velocità.Media.Blenio e Apostolo.Genti.Via per la finale tra Torre - MANGIA - Andrea.

07.06.2017 Carta.Zucchero.Filato e Giuggiole.Brodo.Carne propiziano la soluzione tra Ragionamento - INDUZIONE - Piastra.

08.06.2017 Libro.Club.Sandwich.Uomo. Anello conclusivo odierno con Immagine - CONTRASTO - Opinioni.

09.06.2017 Ultima catena ZV della stagione per la soluzione tra Tavola - ARMONICA - Bocca.

12.06.2017 Imperterrito continua Zerovero Online. Soluzione odierna tra Chimica - SINTESI - Discorso.

13.06.2017 Dante.Via.Provvisoria.Libertà. Parola ZV tra Ali - SPIEGARE - Concetto.

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          Mort de Simone Veil : retour sur une histoire hors du commun   
Elle avait disparu des radars médiatiques à la mort de son mari Antoine Veil, en 2013. Simone Veil a marqué l'histoire de la France par les grandes batailles de sa vie. Déportée à Auschwitz en 1944, elle s'est battue pour le droit de l'avortement. Retour sur les grands moments qui ont ponctué sa vie.
          Shelter Lounge   
I’ve always been on the lookout for new brunch places and Shelter Lounge came onto the radar. Despite being located in the quiet lane of New street (the street behind Heirloom and Queen Trattoria), this place was far from being a secret hideout. Most of the tables were filled on a lazy Sunday and walk-ins […]
          The Future of Small Radar Technology   
Directing the limited resources of Fighter Command to intercept a fleet of Luftwaffe bombers en route to London or accurately engaging the Imperial Navy at 18,000 yards in the dead of night. This was our grandfather’s radar, the technology that … Continue reading
          Your Local Doppler Radar   
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          RCR 043: Scenic River Cruise from Paris   

Howard and Alex just returned from an 11-night European river cruise on Scenic River Cruises, roundtrip from Paris. The couple normally sails Viking River Cruises but Normandy and Paris have been on their radar for a while and they decided to check it out. Hear a Scenic River Cruises review, what it was like visiting the […]

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          Prime status: an update on luxury residential real estate   
In the years leading up to the housing bubble of 2007, it seemed like everyone was getting a piece of the American Dream of homeownership (or maybe even second homeownership). Ten years after the Great Recession, how is luxury residential real estate faring? Was the recent market slowdown just a temporary blip on the radar and will the sector continue to draw the aspirational interest of buyers as it did in the early to mid-2000s?
          In viaggio in Antartide con un drone   
L'Australia ha 4 stazioni al Polo sud che periodicamente rifornisce grazie alle sue rompighiaccio. In aggiunta ai complessi sistemi radar e di navigazione satellitare, questa volta, si è fatto...
          Comentario en Patricia Poleo revela los pasos que seguirá Oscar Pérez contra el Régimen de Maduro (VIDEO) por Tonny El Assis Dahdah   
Mire estimado amigo, todos los gobiernos tienen radares en los cuales se detectan cualquier objeto volador, llámese helicóptero, aviones, misiles no identificados por los radares instalados para tal fin, y si los radares no detectaron el sobrevuelo de una aeronave no autorizada para surcar los vuelos de la nación, es porque no estamos preparados para eso o simplemente no funcionan, como no funcionan muchísimos equipos petróleos, mineros no ningún equipo de las empresas básicas de Guayana y todo por la desidia y falta de mantenimiento, hasta el satélite Simón Bolívar, supuestamente lanzado al espacio para tal fin. Estos han destruído todo el aparato productivo del país que costó billones de dólares instalarlas y mantenerlas amén de la preparación de venezolanos que fueron capacitados para esa labor, y los cuales fueron destituidos.
          Take Control of Your Health with Holistic Homeopathy (Oodle)   
Looking to enhance and improve your health and general well-being? Not getting what you need from more conventional medical needs? Then holistic homeopathy might be the right solution for you! Holistic homeopathic practitioner Ariel Baradarian, can help you reach that goal with his client centered services aimed at relieving and getting rid of long and short term mental, emotional, and physical issues preventing you from being the best that you can be! Call 646-596-XXXX to learn more about Ariel's holistic services & his exclusive discounted package plans that can fit any budget for any individual or family! House & office visits as well as video chat consultations are available as well. The road to holistic wellness starts HERE!

          Concert Chris: 100+ shows on the July radar   
It seems as the temp heats up outside, the concert calendar fills up even more. KC and Lawrence venues are offering up a bunch of great shows this month. I … Click to Continue »
          Comment on US Optics Scope deals by Xiaoliuquan   
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Radar measurements of Pawnee quake deformation based on before/after satellite data analysis.

A NASA-led study examines the geology of last September's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the strongest ever measured by instruments in state history.




          Summer Block Party Benefiting Still Serving Veterans   
Fine Spirits & Cigars, Below the Radar and OTBX have joined together to present a Summer Block Party benefiting Still Serving Veterans. This family friendly event will have an all day music festival, car show, food trucks, raffles and more. Live music starts at 3 PM with Carl Wockner and 6 PM with Buddy Jewell. The event is open to all current and prior service members on Saturday, July 1st from 1 to 9 PM. The event will be located […]
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          In de schaduw van de DDoS aanval: minder zichtbare vormen van cyberaanvallen   
De DDoS aanval is de meest populaire vorm van cybercriminaliteit, er zijn echter aanvallen die eenvoudig onder de radar doorglippen, maar minstens zo gevaarlijk zijn.
          Trump strikes at China with arms sales to Taiwan   
Crazy hot this weekend on the coast, but good riding.

The Trump Administration State Department released a large arms deal for Taiwan, something which has been long predicted but had been held up. According to Defense News, the deal was worth $1.3 on the surface, but will need Congressional approval and may end up below that figure. Lawmakers have 30 days to object, according to AP....
The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said Thursday.

The sale will anger China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory. It comes at a delicate time for relations between Washington and Beijing over efforts to rein in nuclear-armed North Korea.
Note that the routine formula is followed: we learn that China will be angry, but we do not learn that the people of Taiwan -- our ally! -- will gain protection. Thus, the framing is entirely negative. Sad. Further down, we are told the relationship has deteriorated but not that Beijing was the cause. Why are there alt-facts? Because the media refuses to accurately describe the world.

I've placed the Nelson Report comments on the arms sale at the bottom of this post, but one quote from an anonymous and well placed Nelson Report reader said it all:
"Chris, word on the street is that WH has called this "F- China Month".
A longtime and knowledgeable observer said that Washington was rapidly accepting that it would need to stop delaying arms sales so that they can be rolled out in packages. Rather, they would have to be sent to Congress as soon as the Pentagon approves them. This would increase the deterrent effect. US-Taiwan Business Council head Rupert Hammond-Chambers added
“The Council supports the return to a normal and regular process for assessing all Taiwan arms sales requests and sales. Packaging several years’ worth of items drives up the overall dollar value of each tranche of notifications. Each Taiwan arms sale also becomes a rare and compelling event, drawing significantly more attention than it might otherwise garner. This creates a more substantial opportunity for Chinese protests and posturing in response to each sale, protests that have had a deterrent effect on U.S. willingness to release needed but advanced systems to Taiwan - such as new-build fighters and submarines. It would be in the U.S. interest to provide less of an impetus for Chinese protests in response to Taiwan arms sales, and moving away from packaging would be a substantial step in the right direction.”
Recall that this package was delayed by the Obama Administration -- an actual sellout of Taiwan's interests to please China.

The US-Taiwan Business Council says the deal is for...
The published FMS Congressional Notifications (transmittal numbers 16-67, 16-68, 16-69, 16-70, 16-73, 16-74, and 16-75) were for SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, associated equipment and technical support (US$125 million); MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo Conversion Kits, spare parts and other support and assistance (US$175 million); MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedoes, other support, spare parts, training, and assistance (US$250 million); Hardware, software, and other upgrades to the AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare Systems supporting Taiwan’s KEELUNG Class destroyers (US$80 million); AGM-154C JSOW Air-to-Ground Missiles, spare/repair parts and other support and assistance (US$185.5 million); AGM-88B HARMs and Training HARMs, spare/repair parts, testing, and other support and assistance (US$147.5 million); SRP Operations and Maintenance follow-on sustainment (US$400 million).[i]
Note that these are largely upgrades and additions to current systems. Nothing really major here. Details are here. ADDED: Note comment below about the package actually having some new/interesting things...

Meanwhile this week a Senate Committee backs a bill calling for port calls in Taiwan by US naval ships (FocusTw):
The Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a provision that will allow U.S. naval vessels to make regular stops at Taiwanese ports.

The provision was adopted by a vote 21-6 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which will now move on to the full Senate for consideration.

It stipulates re-establishing "regular ports of call by the U.S. Navy at Kaohsiung or any other suitable ports in Taiwan" and permitting "U.S. Pacific Command to receive ports of call by Taiwan," according to a summary of the bill.
It also calls for the US to provide technical support for weapons development in Taiwan, for indigenous undersea warfare vehicles (subs!!) and mines. China had a fainting spell and called for smelling salts over this. UPDATE: Apparently ROCN visits to PACOM ports such as Guam, Hawaii, and Yokusaka are also included in this, a Navy friend tells me.

This is good news all around. It illustrates the old observation that whenever the US moves farther from China it moves closer to Taiwan. By the same token, it shows that Taiwan will always be at the mercy of the US relationship with China. But I don't expect that relationship to improve much... especially since the US sanctioned Chinese banks for dealing with N Korea. A clear signal, that....
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SUMMARY: the Administration delivered a "one-two punch" today for anyone who thinks that Xi Jinping somehow snowed Trump into going easy on Beijing because of alleged help on N. Korea, and being "transactional" on the vital question of helping Taiwan keep some semblance of an effective defense capability to deter PLA adventurism in a crisis:
First, while Xi is still in Hong Kong (!) State announced a $1.4 billion arms sale package; then Treasury's OFAC announced it was finally implementing some "secondary sanctions" against Chinese banks and businesses still underwriting the Kim Regime in N. Korea despite Beijing's claims to oppose Kim's nukes, missiles and threats to one and all.
Both come just before a Xi-Trump bilateral at the Hamburg G-20, and that coincides with the end of what a frankly sarcastic player calls "the Magic 100 Day Trade Review", virtually guaranteeing more will come as various "enforcement" decisions come due. Steel, anyone?
A senior US-China hand preferring ANON status:
"You have to read the OFAC decision as a 'vote of no confidence' by Trump in terms of Xi's willingness or ability to somehow 'fix' the N. Korea problem.  Trump now apparently realizes that the Chinese will always disappoint him. In fact, that they are built to do that!"
National Security Advisor McMaster was politer yesterday at the Center for a New American Security, saying China represents a vital lever to pressure North Korea to step back from nuclear weapons.     
"I think one the key elements of the strategy is that decision, how much China is able, really willing, able to help," McMaster said. "China does have a great deal of control over that situation, largely through coercive power related to its economic relations...The North Korean problem is not a problem between the United States and North Korea. It's a problem between North Korea, China and the world. And China recognizes that this is a big problem for them..."
God help us, Treasury is Tweeting, also:
Treasury targets Chinese bank serving as gateway for illicit N Korean financial activity, and issues sanctions: treasury.gov/press-center/p...
Looking at the big picture, Loyal Reader Frank Jannuzi, Mansfield Foundation:
"These are modest steps, probably long overdue from a technical standpoint.  That said, these moves will not significantly curtail China-DPRK trade and investment or encourage Beijing to be more cooperative at the UN.  To the contrary, Trump's mercurial nature will likely undercut Chinese support for U.S. pressure tactics and exacerbate growing tensions in U.S.-China relations.  Gonna be a long hot summer..."
Oh yeah!! Here's an ANON quote on which the protection need is self-evident, both on content and point of origin:
"Chris, word on the street is that WH has called this "F- China Month".
Sigh, so much for good taste. Scroll down for the gory details of Trump's latest "mercurial". Here's the arms sale story from the official "background brief", attributable to a "U.S. Government official":
This afternoon, the Department of State approved and delivered Congressional notifications for several sales to Taiwan cumulatively valued at approximately $1.4 billion. The notifications from DSCA are attached.
Systems include:
·        Early Warning Radar Surveillance Technical Support ($400 million)
·        AGM-154C Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW) ($185.5 million)
·        AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) Missiles ($147.5 million)
·        MK 48 6AT Heavy Weight Torpedoes ($250 million)
·        MK 46 to MK-54 Torpedo Upgrade ($175 million)
·        SM-2 Missile Components ($125 million)
·        AN/SLQ-32A Electronic Warfare (EW) Shipboard Suite Upgrade ($80 million) 
The Administration has formally notified Congress of seven proposed defense sales for Taiwan cumulatively valued at $1.3 billion.
Under long-standing U.S. policy, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan are guided by the Taiwan Relations Act and based on an assessment of Taiwan's defense needs. There is no change to our longstanding "one China" policy based on the Three Joint Communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act. Today's notifications are consistent with the Taiwan Relations Act, and our support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability.
These sales represent upgrades including converting current defensive legacy systems from analog to digital.
Across decades and Presidential Administrations, the United States has remained deeply committed to meeting Taiwan's defense needs. This Administration is resolved to fully implement the provisions of the Taiwan Relations Act under which the United States makes available to Taiwan defense articles and services in such quantity necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability.
Taiwan's defensive capability gives it the confidence to engage with the mainland in dialogue to improve cross-Strait relations.  In this context, our arms sales to Taiwan support peace and stability -- not only in the Taiwan Strait, but also in the entire Asia Pacific region. We support further development of cross-Strait relations at a pace and scope acceptable to people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Here's the AP story, which needs a couple of clarification/corrections:

US approves 1st arms sale to Taiwan under Trump

[story removed]

Your Editor: two points...first, the TRA does not "require" arms sales, but it doesrequire that the Administration consult with Congress on what is needed to help Taiwan preserve the peaceful status quo vis a vis the Mainland. 

Perhaps this misunderstanding accounts for our second concern, the claim that today's announcement does not "violate" the TRA. Huh!?  How did anyone at State get that idea? Matt is a valued colleague and experienced reporter, so we have nodoubt he quoted Nauret accurately...

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          JICA to provide Doppler Weather Radar Network to Sri Lanka   
Doppler-Weather-Radar-Network-to-Sri-LankaJune 30, 2017 (LBO) – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with Sri Lanka to establish a Doppler Weather Radar Network in the country. The agreement was signed between Treasury Secretary R.H. Samaratunga and Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office Fusato Tanaka on Friday with a view to provide the […]
          Benedetto también aparece en el radar de Besiktas de Turquía   
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          7/1/2017: CONTENTS: With the flow   
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          Radar survey of Röhss Glacier   
Ted writes: On January 11, two of the glaciology team aboard the N.B.Palmer, Erin Pettit and Martin Truffer of University of Alaska, flew to nearby Röhss Glacier to conduct a radar survey and test the science equipment. Although not part of the original LARISSA mission, the Röhss Glacier is similar to the glaciers of the […]
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          Los radares fijos, móviles y de tramo de España   
Con motivo del inicio de la Operación Salida del verano, EL PAÍS reúne en un mapa todos los cinemómetros que la DGT dispone en las carreteras
          DIPA APBN Rp123,4 Miliar   
 ”Penyaluran DIPA ini terlihat lebih cepat dibandingkan tahun sebelumnya. Diharapkan, dengan disalurkannya DIPA ini, program yang telah direncanakan dapat segera terealisasi,” ujar Wakil Walikota Metro Saleh Chandra usai menghadiri penyerahan DIPA di Aula Pemkot Metro kepada Radar Metro, kemarin (23/12).
Terpisah, Kepala Kantor Pelayanan Perbendaharaan Negara (KPPN) Kota Metro, Halistiana Trosarita menjelaskan, untuk DIPA di KPPN yang membawahi 3 wilayah daerah, seperti Kabupaten Lamteng, Lamtim, dan Kota Metro senilai Rp530,8 miliar. Jumlah ini mengalami kenaikan sebesar Rp12 miliar lebih dari pagu DIPA tahun 2011, yakni sebesar Rp518,8 miliar.
Selanjutnya, untuk DIPA kantor pusat dan instansi vertikal tersebut diberikan sebanyak 77 DIPA senilai Rp425,1 juta. Rinciannya, Kota Metro Rp123,4 miliar, Lamteng Rp152,8 miliar, dan Lamtim Rp148,8 miliar. Lalu, untuk tugas pembantuan SKPD senilai Rp29,7 miliar dengan rincian Kota Metro Rp1,6 miliar, Lamteng Rp11,8 miliar, dan Lamtim Rp16,1 miliar.
Kemudian, untuk DIPA urusan bersama senilai Rp75,2 miliar. Rinciannya, Metro Rp2,6 miliar, Lamteng Rp30,2 miliar, dan Lamtim Rp42,4 miliar, terangnya.
Sementara itu, untuk realisasi DIPA tahun 2011 pada triwulan ke III di wilayah Metro, Lamteng, dan Lamtim senilai Rp343,7 miliar atau sebesar 62%. Masing-masing terbagi dalam belanja pegawai Rp191,3 miliar atau 34%, belanja modal Rp11,5 miliar atau 2%, belanja barang Rp48,2 miliar atau 9%, dan belanja bantuan Rp92,3 miliar atau 17%. (ria/ayp)(sumber:http://www.radarlamteng.com/Sabtu, 24 Desember 2011 05:33:31)
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          Weekly Round Up: Friday 30th June   
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Cali native Tyler The Creator has surfaced with new single 'Who Dat Boy' featuring A$AP Rocky. In classic Tyler fashion, the cut comes accompanied by an unsettling video....
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          The XX Share Video For 'I Dare You' Starring Millie Bobby Brown from 'Stranger Things'   
The xx have unveiled a star-studded new video for their single 'I Dare You' featuring Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown aka &quot;Eleven&quot; alongside&nbsp;Michael Jackson's daughter Paris and Moonlight&nbsp;actor....
          Lieutenant Schreder credited with “sure kill” – U-158   

30th June 1942: U boat U-158 surprised and sunk by PBM1 Mariner

This attack was delivered after radar contact made while the plane was flying above scattered cumulus clouds. Visibility was unlimited and the pilot found himself in ideal position for attack when the U-boat was sighted visually. Surprise of the U-boat was apparently complete.

The hypothesis advanced in [Lieutenant R. E. Schreder's report],that the second bomb stuck in the deck and was carried to set depth where explosion occurred is reasonable and is strengthened by the possibility that the explosion of the first bomb lifted the stern and caused submergence at a greater angle than usual which would account for part of the stern being visible at the time of the second explosion.

Read the whole story at World War II Today
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Are we to believe that Russia arranged for Trump to be filmed with prostitutes so they had the goods on him when he became President. That would have been around 5 years ago when the Presidents job was not on Trumps radar. Someone is telling pork pies.
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It's nice to know that we're not completely off the radar.
          Dlaczego osoba empatyczna może zachowywać się dziwnie wśród fałszywych osób ?   

Artykuł Dlaczego osoba empatyczna może zachowywać się dziwnie wśród fałszywych osób ? pochodzi z serwisu NATURA I ŚWIADOMOŚĆ.

Osoba empatyczna to taka, która charakteryzuje się ogromną wrażliwością. Ma coś w rodzaju wrodzonego radaru, który odbiera uczucia innych. Taka osoba wchłania jak gąbka energię z otoczenia i wyczuwa innych, ich wibracje i samopoczucie. Nie jest to jej wybór – po prostu się z tym urodziła. Jakkolwiek mogłoby się wydawać, że to cudowna przypadłość, może … Czytaj dalej Dlaczego osoba empatyczna może zachowywać się dziwnie wśród fałszywych osób ?

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          Projetos para Raspberry Pi - Sobrecarregue o seu PI   

Sobrecarregue seu Raspberry Pi

 

Prepare seu ferro de solda

 

 

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Nota: Nosso supercarregar seu artigo Raspberry Pi foi totalmente atualizado. Este recurso foi publicado pela primeira vez em fevereiro de 2013.

 

Adoramos o Raspberry Pi em todas as suas formas desde que ele foi lançado em 2012. E é cada vez mais óbvio que o resto do mundo adora esses dispositivos também. Quando o Pi apareceu pela primeira vez, não pensamos que ninguém além de entusiastas e educadores ...

 

 

O Raspberry Pi atingiu um acorde com hobbyistas em todo o mundo, de forma que nenhum outro dispositivo nos últimos anos tem. A produção inicial de todos os vários modelos - desde o original Raspberry Pi até o modelo Pi Zero mais recente - vende-se tão rapidamente que a maioria de nós tem que aguardar alguns meses antes de serem geralmente disponíveis, embora mesmo assim eles vendam Tão rápido quanto as fábricas podem fazê-los.

 

 

Isso não é surpreendente, dado que é um computador totalmente funcional capaz de executar o Linux e - no caso do Pi 2 - até o Windows 10. O Pi Zero pode ser comprado por cinco libras, enquanto por £ 30 (cerca de US $ 45, AU $ 60) você pode obter um quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 com 1GB de RAM e toda a conectividade que você precisa em uma placa de tamanho de cartão de crédito. Não é de admirar que o objetivo do projeto de revolucionar a educação informática desatualizada no Reino Unido parece estar funcionando.

Uma coisa é certa, porém - o mundo do hacker de hardware amador nunca foi o mesmo desde que o Pi apareceu pela primeira vez. Esses sistemas diminutivos, mas totalmente funcionais, são perfeitos para adicionar energia de processamento a locais incomuns, onde o espaço e a eletricidade são excelentes.

 

Descubra o que mais você pode fazer com o pequeno PC, explorando nossa coleção de Projetos Raspberry Pi

 

O recente projeto Astro Pi é apenas o último exemplo de Pi ser enviada para o espaço, enquanto a FishPi os vê preparados para atravessar o oceano, mas eles também estão encontrando usos em ambientes mais mundanos, ajudando a preparar cerveja doméstica ou a conduzir carros de controle remoto. Vamos analisar alguns projetos legais para o Pi e apresentá-lo às técnicas que você precisa para transformar o seu no dispositivo de seus sonhos.

 

Graças à versatilidade e à profundidade das ferramentas Linux, é fácil sintonizar o seu Pi para ser qualquer coisa, desde um computador de mesa até um centro de mídia ou controlador de hardware.

 

 

Guia Distro

 

Como você provavelmente espera, há uma ampla gama de sistemas operacionais - conhecidos como distros - disponíveis no Pi, e os novos parecem aparecer todas as semanas. Aqui, vamos dar uma olhada em alguns dos mais populares, bem como em alguns dos novos.

Você instala uma distro de maneira ligeiramente diferente do que em um computador normal. Uma vez que tudo funciona com um cartão SD, tudo o que você precisa fazer é escrever o novo sistema operacional neste cartão. A maneira mais simples é usarNOOBS, ou você também pode gravar imagens de outras distribuições compatíveis no cartão.

Se você estiver executando o Windows, Win32DiskImager é seu melhor amigo, enquanto os usuários do OS X e Linux podem usar a ferramenta de linha de comando dd. Esta ferramenta faz uma cópia bit-for-bit de dados entre um dispositivo e um arquivo (ou para esse assunto, dois arquivos ou dois dispositivos).

As distros são fornecidas como arquivos de imagem (um pouco como arquivos ISO para CDs) que podem ser gravados no disco, depois de serem descompactados, se necessário, com:

$ sudo dd if= of= bs=4k 
$ sudo sync

 

A segunda linha garante que todos os dados estejam escritos no cartão e não estão presos em quaisquer buffers. Assim, por exemplo, no nosso computador de teste, que possui dois discos rígidos (sda e sdb), o cartão SD aparece como dev / sdc, então substitua por dev / sdc. Se você não tiver certeza de qual dispositivo seu cartão SD é, rundf -h no terminal, e irá listar todos os dispositivos. Você deve poder ver qual é.

Da mesma forma, refere-se ao caminho completo e nome do arquivo do seu arquivo de imagem - por exemplo / home / nick / downloads / 2015-11-21-raspbian-jessie.img.

Para fazer backup de sua configuração do Raspberry Pi, você pode criar um novo arquivo de imagem ao inverter o código do arquivo if (arquivo de entrada) e do arquivo de saída no comando dd. Isso é:

 

 

$ sudo dd if= of= bs=4k

Esta imagem pode então ser comprimida, usando gzip ou bzip para que não ocupe muito espaço no disco rígido.

A maioria das pessoas usam Raspbian

 

Raspbian

 

Esta é a distribuição recomendada pela Fundação Raspberry Pi. A menos que você tenha um bom motivo para usar um diferente, provavelmente é sua melhor aposta. A última versão é baseada no Debian 8 (codinome 'Jessie'), e assim você pode instalar facilmente qualquer coisa dos enormes depósitos Debian.

O ambiente de trabalho padrão é o LXDE, que é muito leve, mas um pouco básico para alguns gostos. O Xfce está disponível para pessoas que gostam de mais algumas vantagens gráficas. Raspbian também possui o programa raspi-config, que provavelmente é a maneira mais fácil de configurar seu Pi.

O Raspberry Pi foi projetado para levar as crianças à programação, e Raspbian foi projetado com isso em mente. Você encontrará Idle (um Python IDE) e Scratch (um ambiente de programação para crianças pequenas) na área de trabalho - veja o guia do iniciante para programação para mais detalhes. Você pode baixar o distrohere.

 

Arch Linux

 

Enquanto o Raspbian foi criado para tentar proteger os usuários da configuração interna do sistema operacional, o Arch Linux foi projetado para ajudar os usuários a entender como o sistema funciona. Versões especiais para o processador ARP do Pi podem ser baixadas da archlinuxarm.org - escolha ARMv6 para Pi e Pi Zero original e ARMv7> Broadcom para o Raspberry Pi 2.

A imagem inicial inclui apenas o sistema básico para que seu Pi seja executado e conectado à rede. Não inclui muito do software que você pode precisar para usar o sistema, como, por exemplo, um ambiente gráfico. Você deve encontrar todas as informações que você precisa no Arch Linux Wiki.

Tirá-lo desse estado inicial para um sistema de trabalho exigirá um pouco de trabalho, mas ao longo do caminho, você aprenderá sobre como os internos de uma distro Linux se encaixam. Seja ou não isso vale a pena todo o trabalho, é claro, depende de você.

 

OSMC

 

O Raspberry Pi pode ter sido projetado como uma ferramenta educacional, mas os hobbyists foram bastante rápidos para torná-lo um brinquedo. Esta distro foi projetada para transformar seu Pi em um centro de mídia que pode ser usado para controlar sua TV.

É baseado no Kodi, que permite que você reproduza músicas e vídeos que você tenha como arquivos, ou transmita-os pela internet. A imagem pode ser baixada de: https://osmc.tv/download. Quanto aos detalhes de como instalar e configurá-lo, abordaremos isso um pouco mais tarde neste artigo.

Se você tiver uma configuração de back-end MythTV, você pode usar o Kodi para fornecer uma interface frontal. Dependendo do que você quer jogar, talvez seja necessário comprar os pacotes de codecs que fornecem acesso a algoritmos de áudio e vídeo protegidos por patente.

 

Android

 

Uma versão oficial do Android - aprovada pela Fundação Raspberry Pi - morreu uma morte tranquila depois de ter sido anunciada pela primeira vez em 2012. No seu lugar, a comunidade vem trabalhando em uma versão não oficial. O desempenho é dificultado pela falta de suporte de aceleração de hardware (os desenvolvedores descrevem isso como "pouco utilizável"), mas está disponível agora. 

 

 

Instalando o Raspbian

 

Para a maioria das pessoas que o usam, Raspbian será o rosto gráfico do Raspberry Pi. Pode ser obtido e instalado em um cartão SD seguindo as instruções na página anterior.

Uma vez que está funcionando, é uma boa idéia pegar as versões mais recentes de todo o software conectando seu Pi à Internet e fazendo uma das duas coisas - abra Menu> Preferências> Adicionar / Remover Software e escolha Opções> Atualizar listas de pacotes Seguido de Opções> Verificar atualizações ... ou abrir um Terminal e digitar os dois comandos a seguir:

 

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

 

O recurso assassino do Raspbian é o programa raspi-config, que pode ser executado a qualquer momento digitando sudo raspi-config em um terminal. Mais uma vez há um front-end mais amigável disponível através do ambiente de trabalho padrão - clique em Menu> Preferências> Configuração do Raspberry Pi para acessar a GUI.

 

Tem algumas opções, mas as mais importantes são:

 

Expandir o Sistema de Arquivos - por causa do modo como o Raspbian está instalado, ele só criará um sistema de arquivos de 2 GB, portanto, se você tiver um cartão maior, qualquer espaço restante permanecerá não utilizado. Você pode usar essa opção para expandir o sistema de arquivos para tirar proveito de qualquer espaço desperdiçado. Clique em Expandir o Sistema de Arquivos na guia Sistema para conseguir isso na GUI.

 

Opções de inicialização - isso muda se o seu Pi se inicia em um ambiente gráfico ou um texto. Escolha "Para Desktop" ou "Para CLI", respectivamente, da guia Sistema da GUI para obter o efeito desejado.

 

Overclock - obtenha um desempenho extra sem custo extra! Veja a seção abaixo para obter mais detalhes - esta opção está na guia Desempenho da GUI.

 

Opções avançadas>  Overscan - esta opção pode ser usada em alguns displays para expandir os gráficos para preencher a tela inteira. Você pode ignorá-lo com segurança, a menos que tenha problemas.

 

Opções avançadas> Divisão de memória - o Raspberry Pi usa o mesmo pedaço de memória tanto para o processador principal quanto para o chip gráfico. Usando esta opção (memória GPU sob a guia Desempenho na GUI), você pode especificar o valor a alocar aos gráficos. Normalmente, você diminui essa figura se você estivesse executando o Pi sem cabeça, permitindo que você liberasse mais memória para o processador principal.

 

O software instalado foi reduzido ao mínimo. Esta é uma boa idéia, mas você pode achar que as ferramentas que você usa em outras distros de desktop não estão lá. Felizmente, como o Raspbian está vinculado aos repositórios Debian Armhf, você tem acesso a mais programas do que provavelmente você precisará. Basta abrir o Menu e escolher Preferências> Adicionar / Remover Software.

 

 

Overclocking

 

O processador no coração do Raspberry Pi é projetado para ser executado em qualquer coisa, desde 700MHz (modelos mais antigos) até 900MHz (o novo Pi 2 e Pi Zero). Em outras palavras, para realizar entre 700.000.000 e 900.000.000 de operações por segundo nos modelos monocêntricos e - em teoria - até 3.600.000.000 de operações por segundo no modelo quad-core do Pi 2 (na prática é improvável que faça isso).

 

 

Você pode overclockar seu Raspberry Pi diretamente da área de trabalho LXDE

 

Claro, 'projetado para executar' não significa 'tem que executar'. Você pode aumentar essa velocidade. No entanto, fazer isso aumentará o consumo de energia, o que, por sua vez, aumenta a quantidade de calor gerada. Se ficar muito quente, é susceptível de acabar com uma pilha de silício de fumo, em vez de um processador funcional.

Felizmente, as versões posteriores do Raspbian agora incluem uma ferramenta para ajudá-lo a acelerar a velocidade enquanto mantém um olho na temperatura. Uma vez que esta é uma ferramenta oficial, o uso dela não invalidará sua garantia (ao contrário dos métodos não oficiais anteriores). Tenha em atenção que isso não se aplica ao Pi Zero - já está no seu máximo teórico, e a tentativa de overclock ele irá diminuir a velocidade.

 

O overclocking do seu Pi é simplesmente uma questão de abrir a ferramenta Configuração Raspberry Pi no Menu> Preferências, alternando para a guia Desempenho e selecionando a velocidade de clock mais rápida no menu suspenso Overclock.

Se você achar que seu Pi se torna instável, reinicie com a tecla [Shift] pressionada para desativar o overclocking, então mude a opção novamente. A configuração máxima deve dar aos proprietários do modelo original Pi uma enorme velocidade extra de 50%, que encontramos, faz uma diferença real na experiência do usuário da área de trabalho, especialmente para a navegação na web.

Se você quiser manter o olho na temperatura do seu núcleo, você pode adicionar o widget de temperatura ao painel LXDE. No entanto, seu Pi desligará automaticamente o overclocking uma vez que ele atinja 85 graus C.

 

OSMC

 

Você pode instalar um media player, como o VLC, no Raspbian e usar isso para reproduzir vídeos. Isso funciona bem se você estiver usando seu Pi como um computador geral e dando-lhe funções multimídia ocasionais. No entanto, o pequeno tamanho do hardware, e o fato de que ele é executado silenciosamente, faz dele uma boa opção para construir seu próprio centro de entretenimento.

 

 

As novas placas da revisão 2 têm furos de montagem para ajudá-lo a manter seu centro de entretenimento arrumado

 

Você pode começar com o Raspbian e personalizá-lo para suas necessidades, e esta é uma boa idéia se você tiver alguma função incomum em mente. No entanto, se você estiver olhando para pressionar um Pi para o serviço como um centro de mídia exclusivo, a vida não poderia ser mais simples do que usar o OSMC.

O OSMC é construído no centro de mídia de fonte aberta do Kodi e é incrivelmente fácil de instalar. Vá para a página de download para pegar o instalador para Windows, Mac ou Linux, o que fará o trabalho duro de copiar o OSMC para seu cartão microSD. Uma vez feito, coloque-o no seu Pi e arranque.

Você será levado direto para a interface de desktop Kodi, onde você pode começar a configurá-lo e adicionar suas próprias bibliotecas de mídia usando a mídia armazenada localmente em uma unidade USB ou de rede (veja abaixo). Você também pode instalar complementos para acessar a mídia de outros lugares - incluindo fluxos de TV catch-up e mais além.

 

Uma vez que o seu centro de mídia equipado com Pi esteja sob sua TV, controlá-lo usando um mouse e teclado não será prático - você poderia usar um modelo sem fio, é claro, ou simplesmente instalar um controle remoto amigável para o seu smartphone Android ou Apple.

 

Esteja ciente de que o OSMC pode desenhar o máximo de energia que seu Pi pode reunir - antes de conectar qualquer periférico USB. Faz sentido, portanto, anexar um hub USB alimentado ao seu Pi e, em seguida, conectar qualquer unidade externa a isso.

 

O OSMC permite que você acesse toda a coleção de mídia digital na torneira

 

Continuando

 

It's possible to take complete control of your TV viewing using Linux, including watching live TV, and recording shows for later. This can be done using MythTV.

 

You'll need a separate computer with the appropriate cable connections to act as the server. A word of warning, though: MythTV is renowned for its pernickety installation. The stresses of this procedure are responsible for more than a few grey hairs.

You can play video files that you have stored on other computers on your network, for example those on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box. The exact method for doing this will vary depending on how you share the files, but they are configured through the Add Sources buttons. For more information on this, check out the Kodi wiki.

 

 

Faça backup de suas fotos usando seu Pi

 

O tamanho do Raspberry Pi significa que podemos usá-lo para assumir o controle de outros dispositivos embutidos. Isso pode parecer um pouco redundante - os dispositivos incorporados, obviamente, já possuem alguma forma de controlador - mas isso significa que podemos script e estendê-los de maneiras que não são possíveis (ou são, pelo menos, muito difíceis) sem o dispositivo extra.

Quase tudo o que você pode conectar a uma área de trabalho normal pode ser roteado por um Pi, mas vamos olhar as câmeras por alguns motivos. Em primeiro lugar, há suporte para a maioria no Linux e, em segundo lugar, há uma série de projetos úteis que você pode fazer uma vez que você compreendeu o básico.

 

 

 

Nessa forma, não é muito portátil, mas com um pouco de DIY judicioso, você poderá empacotar seu Pi mais convenientemente

A melhor ferramenta de linha de comando para manipular câmeras no Linux é Gphoto2. Obtenha com:

 

$ apt-get install gphoto2

 

Antes de ficar preso ao projeto, vamos dar uma olhada nesta ferramenta útil para ver o que pode fazer.

O ambiente de trabalho pode tentar montar a câmera, e isso pode causar Gphoto2 alguns problemas, então a coisa mais fácil é executar sem ela. Abra um terminal e execute sudo raspi-conf e, em Opções de inicialização, selecione Console B1 e reinicie.

 

No nosso sistema de teste, descobrimos que, funcionando dessa forma, poderíamos executar tudo fora da fonte de alimentação do Pi, mas se tentássemos usar um mouse também, precisávamos atualizar para um hub alimentado. Obviamente, isso dependerá dos detalhes dos seus periféricos e da fonte de alimentação.

No novo ambiente somente de texto, conecte sua câmera e execute:

 

$ gphoto2 --auto-detect

 

Isso tentará encontrar qualquer câmera conectada ao Pi. Felizmente, ele vai pegar o seu. Embora suporte uma série impressionante, existem algumas câmeras que não funcionarão. Se o seu for um dos poucos desafortunados, você precisará implorar, roubar ou emprestar um de um amigo antes de continuar.

Nem todas as câmeras suportadas são iguais, e o próximo passo é ver o que a câmera pode fazer. Para listar as ações disponíveis, execute:

 

$ gphoto2 --auto-detect –abilities

 

Há, em termos gerais, duas classes principais de habilidades: captura e upload / download. Os primeiros permitem tirar fotos com seus scripts e estão presentes principalmente em câmeras de alta qualidade. O último permite lidar com fotos armazenadas no cartão de memória e estão presentes na maioria das câmeras suportadas. Neste projeto, lidamos apenas com o segundo conjunto de habilidades.

O comando mais simples que podemos enviar para a câmera é obter todas as fotos armazenadas nele. Isto é:

 

$ gphoto2 --auto-detect --get-all-files

 

 

A execução deste irá baixar todos os arquivos da câmera para o diretório atual. Isso seria bom em um computador normal, mas talvez você não queira fazê-lo em um Pi, pois corre o risco de preencher seu cartão de memória muito rapidamente. Em vez disso, nós os copiaremos em uma chave USB.

Para fazer isso em uma sessão interativa, você pode simplesmente usar uma ferramenta GUI para montar o stick e depois executar df -h para ver onde a placa USB está montada e cd para o diretório.

 

No entanto, uma vez que isso será executado automaticamente, precisamos saber onde o dispositivo será.

 

Existem algumas maneiras de fazer isso, mas vamos manter isso simples. Vamos montar a primeira partição do primeiro disco serial e armazenar as fotos lá. Aqui, assumimos que você está usando o usuário padrão pi. Se você não estiver, você precisará ajustar o script.

Primeiro, precisamos criar um ponto de montagem para a unidade. Esta é apenas uma pasta, e pode ser colocada em qualquer lugar - vamos invadir a convenção e colocá-la em nossa pasta inicial. Então, antes de executar o script, execute:

 

$ mkdir /home/pi/pic_mount

 

Com isso feito, estamos prontos para ir. O script para montar a unidade e obter as fotos é:

 

#!/bin/bash 

if mount /dev/sda1 /home/pi/pic_mount ; then 
echo "Partition mounted" 
cd /home/pi/pic_mount 
yes 'n' | gphoto2 -- auto-detect --get-all-files 
umount /dev/sda1 
else 
echo "/dev/sda1 could not be mounted" 
fi

 

yes 'n' É um comando que simplesmente emite um fluxo de n caracteres. Isso significa que quando o Gphoto2 solicitará substituir os arquivos baixados anteriormente, ele irá diminuir. O umount é essencial, porque garante que o drive esteja corretamente sincronizado e possa ser removido.

Chamamos o script get-pics.sh e o guardamos no diretório inicial do Pi. Para torná-lo executável, execute:

 

$ chmod +x /home/pi/get-pics.sh

 

Agora você deve poder executá-lo manualmente. Você precisará usar sudo porque precisa montar a unidade.

A peça final do quebra-cabeça é fazer com que o script seja executado automaticamente. Para fazer isso, adicione-o ao arquivo /etc/rc.local. Este script é executado quando você inicializa e ele é executado como root, então não há necessidade de se preocupar com as permissões.

A maneira mais rápida de abrir o arquivo como root é a seguinte:

$ sudo nano /etc/rc.local

 

Uma vez feito, adicione esta linha imediatamente antes da saída da linha 0:

 

/home/pi/get-pics.sh 
///end code///

 

Agora, tudo o que você precisa fazer é ligar a sua câmera (certificando-se de que ela está ligada) e USB stick, e ele irá fazer backup de suas fotos quando você inicializar.

Continuando

Se você quiser executar o dispositivo sem cabeça, como provavelmente será o caso, você poderia anexar LEDs aos pinos GPIO, conforme mostrado mais adiante neste artigo, e use estes para indicar os status. Além de salvar imagens na placa USB, você pode enviá-las para um serviço on-line, como o Flickr. Consulte a seção sobre redes sem fio na próxima página para obter informações sobre como conectar seu Pi ao seu telefone.

Você poderia incluir algum tipo de opção para dizer ao seu Pi quais fotos para carregar e para armazenar na placa USB - por exemplo, carregar imagens de baixa resolução e armazenar de alta resolução. Ou você pode criar versões de baixa resolução das imagens e carregá-las.

Gphoto2 tem muito mais recursos do que usamos aqui, incluindo ligações para Java e Python. Para obter detalhes completos, confira o site do projeto aqui.

 

Claro, você não precisa parar por aí. Se você tiver um dongle sem fio no seu Pi, você poderia usá-lo para executar um servidor HTTP. Com algum script PHP (ou outro idioma da web), você pode criar uma interface para GPhoto2 que permitirá que você se conecte a partir do seu celular.

Tomando-o em uma direção diferente, se sua câmera suportar opções de captura, você pode usar seu Pi para tirar fotos e copiá-las.

 

 

Alimentando seu Pi

 

O Raspberry Pi obtém o poder da sua porta microUSB. Isso fornece 5V, e a Fundação Raspberry Pi recomenda uma corrente disponível de pelo menos 700mA. Isso pode ser facilmente entregue através de um adaptador de rede ou um cabo USB de um computador.

Se você deseja que seu Pi seja portátil, então há outras opções. Quatro baterias AA devem fornecer energia suficiente, desde que você tenha a caixa apropriada e os cabos para obter a energia na porta microUSB.

No entanto, achamos que a melhor solução foi obter uma fonte de alimentação de backup para um telefone celular que se conecta diretamente ao Pi.

 

Lei de Ohm

 

Existem duas formas principais de medir a eletricidade - tensão e corrente. A tensão (medida em volts) é a quantidade de energia que uma dada quantidade de elétrons possui, enquanto a corrente (medida em amperes) é a quantidade de elétrons que passam por um ponto. Os dois estão intimamente conectados pela lei de Ohm que afirma: Voltagem = Corrente x Resistência, ou V = IR.

Você pode usar essa conexão para se certificar de que não brinde acidentalmente o seu Pi, pressionando muita corrente nele. A configuração exata do Pi é um pouco complexo. Se você quiser aprofundar, Gert van Loo (um dos designers) juntou uma explicação, que pode ser encontrada aqui.

Como uma regra geral, você pode tentar tirar a tensão de um pino GPIO em 3.3V e não deve desenhar mais de 16mA, ou empurrar mais do que isso para um pino de entrada. Lembre-se, esta é a corrente máxima, então você deve tentar usar menos.

Então, com a lei de Ohm, conhecemos V = IR, então R = V / I. Se colocarmos os dados do Pi e queremos garantir que não o prejudiquemos, sabemos que R deve ser maior que 3.3 / 0.016, o que é 206.25 Ohms. Lembre-se, esta é a menor quantidade de resistência que é segura usar com uma saída GPIO.

Você deve apontar para uma margem de segurança várias vezes acima disso, a menos que seja absolutamente necessário. Em nossos circuitos, usamos 1,000 Ohms, o que nos dá um fator de segurança de quase cinco.

 

 

 

Conecte seu telefone Android ao seu Pi e você pode usá-lo para redes sem fio

 

Rede

 

Todos os modelos Raspberry Pi - com exceção do Pi Zero - vem com uma conexão Ethernet com fio, o que é bom para a maioria das ocasiões, mas às vezes o cabo simplesmente não alcançará. Você poderia usar um dongle sem fio USB. No entanto, se você tiver um telefone Android e sua operadora não desativou o recurso, você pode usar isso como seu dispositivo de rede.

Isso tem uma vantagem extra de não tirar tanto poder do Pi, e assim torna mais fácil ao correr de baterias. Você deve poder compartilhar a conexão do seu telefone com o Wi-Fi, bem como com a 3G, portanto, ele não irá necessariamente comer na sua reserva de dados.

Claro, é melhor verificar o tipo de conexão antes de baixar arquivos grandes. Para fazer isso, conecte seu telefone ao seu Pi e ative o armazenamento USB do seu telefone em Configurações> Sem fio e Redes> Tethering e Mobile Hotspot. Se permanecer aceso, tente um cabo diferente.

De volta ao Pi, se você digitar sudo ifconfig, então você deve ver a interface usb0 listada, mas não terá necessariamente um endereço IP. As interfaces de rede são controladas pelo arquivo / etc / network / interfaces. Por padrão, pode não haver uma entrada aqui para redes USB, então você precisará configurar uma.

Abra o arquivo com seu editor de texto favorito como sudo - por exemplo, sudo nano / etc / network / interfaces - e adicione as linhas:

 

iface usb0 inet dhcp 
nameserver 208.67.220.220 
nameserver 208.67.222.222

 

Isso usa os servidores de nomes OpenDNS, mas você pode usar outros se desejar. Agora você pode reiniciar as interfaces ou reiniciar seu Pi para escolher as mudanças. Você deve ter uma conexão com a internet funcionando.

 

Use os pinos GPIO para acender alguns LEDs

 

O tamanho diminutivo da framboesa Pi significa que é ideal para criar seus próprios dispositivos embutidos. Esta pode ser uma ótima maneira de criar pequenos dispositivos de computação para resolver problemas específicos, como vimos com o controlador da câmera anteriormente.

 

 

figura 1: isso mostra como metade dos LEDs estão ligados. Os mais importantes são adicionados exatamente na metade

 

 

No entanto, existe o pequeno problema de que pode ser difícil saber o que está acontecendo dentro do seu Pi sem tela. Felizmente, os designers do Pi pensaram nesse problema e adicionaram as facilidades para obter informações sobre e fora de um Pi sem a maior parte dos periféricos de PC habituais. Isso é feito através de entrada e saída de uso geral (GPIO).

(Nota: se você tiver um Pi Zero, então o seu cabeçalho GPIO está despoblado - você precisará soldar isso em você).

Você pode ter se perguntado quais são os pinos espinhosos perto do leitor de cartão SD - bem, você está prestes a descobrir. Este circuito básico pode ser usado para exibir informações de qualquer fonte, mas aqui vamos usá-lo para resolver um problema que freqüentemente temos no techradar - encontrando o byte final do endereço IP.

 

Isso é útil se você quiser acessar seu Pi remotamente, mas não pode configurá-lo com um IP estático porque, por exemplo, você deve movê-lo entre as redes. Normalmente, você pode descobrir os três primeiros bytes da máscara de rede, mas o final pode ser evasivo a menos que você tenha um monitor.

Vamos usar o programa gpio, que é parte do WiringPi. Você pode descobrir mais sobre isso no siteWiringPi.

Ele vem como código fonte, então nós teremos que descompactá-lo e compilá-lo com:

$ tar xvf wiringPi.tgz 
$ cd wiringPi/wiringPi 
$ make 
$ sudo make install 
$ cd ../gpio 
$ make
$ sudo make install

Nós também usaremos bc, então instale-o com:

$ sudo apt-get install bc

Agora, basta o software - com o hardware! Apenas uma rápida palavra de aviso antes de começar - é possível quebrar o seu Pi conectando os fios errados em conjunto, então certifique-se de verificar novamente antes de ligar.

 

 

Figura 2: conecte a placa de pão a esses pinos. Utilizamos conectores de um único pino comercialmente disponíveis, mas você também pode soldar conectores ou usar um cabo IDE antigo

O circuito para isso é muito simples - você só precisa conectar cada saída à perna positiva de um LED, então a perna negativa do LED (mais curto) a um resistor de 1K Ohm e, finalmente, a outra perna do resistor ao comum Chão. Veja os números 1, 2 e 3 nesta página para obter detalhes. Uma vez que você tenha sua placa totalmente configurada conectada ao seu Pi, você pode fazer as coisas acontecerem.

Para começar, usaremos o pino final. Este é o pino 7 (o layout dos pinos não segue um padrão de numeração). Abra um terminal e configure-o para sair com:

 

$ gpio –g mode 7 out


Então você pode ativá-lo com: gpio-g escreve 7 1

E novamente com: gpio-g escreve 7 0

Se você é como nós, você fará isso repetidamente até a novidade desaparecer.

Uma vez que estiver, você está pronto para executar o script. Contém quatro partes. O primeiro apenas define os pinos no modo certo e garante que eles estejam desligados:

 

pins="7 8 25 24 23 18 15 14" 

for x in $pins 
do 
gpio -g mode $x out 
gpio -g write $x 0 
done


O segundo pega o endereço IP de ifconfig, converte-o em binário, depois pads com zeros avançados, se necessário.

 

ipaddress='ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet ' | awk '{print $2}' | cut -f4 -d'.'' 
binary='echo "ibase=10;obase=2;$ipaddress" | bc' 
paddedBinary='printf %08d $binary'


A próxima parte usa o corte para extrair a parte que queremos dessa string binária e a emite para o pino apropriado.

bit=1 
for x in $pins 
do 
out='echo $paddedBinary | cut -b$bit' 
gpio -g write $x $out 
bit=$((bit+1))
done

E finalmente, dizemos ao script para dormir por cinco minutos, depois desligue os LEDs.

sleep 5m 
for x in $pins 
do 
gpio -g write $x 0 
done

Isso é tudo !

 

 

Figura 3: o circuito simples em toda a sua glória

Crie o script showIP.sh, faça com que ele seja executável com:

$ chmod a+x showIP.sh

Em seguida, digite sudo ./showIP.sh para exibir seu IP. Para que isso seja executado automaticamente na inicialização, basta adicionar esta linha ao rc.local:

 

 

/home/pi/showIP.sh &

Consulte a seção anterior do Controlador de Câmera para obter detalhes sobre como fazer isso.

 

Nós mostramos como enviar saída através do GPIO, mas, como o nome sugere, eles também podem receber entrada. Com isso, é ainda mais importante garantir que você não envie muita energia para os pinos.

Para obter entrada, basta configurar o modo para entrar com o modo gpio -g, então leia o valor com o gpio -g lido.

Este hardware pode exibir quaisquer oito bits de informação, portanto, você não precisa limitar a exibição de apenas endereços IP. Por exemplo, você pode fazer uma versão modificada do script anterior do controlador de câmera para usar os LEDs para indicar seu progresso. Você pode encontrar detalhes sobre a seleção completa de pinos GPIO aqui.

Os pinos que usamos são os mesmos nas revisões 1 e 2 do Raspberry Pi, mas alguns mudaram entre as duas versões. Se você projetar seus próprios circuitos, ou usar os da web, certifique-se de usar os pinos certos para o seu quadro.

Você não precisa se limitar a simplesmente ligar e desligar os pinos. O Pi suporta alguns métodos para passar quantidades maiores de dados através do GPIO. Os dois mais comuns são o barramento de interface periférico serial (SPI) e o circuito inter-integrado (I2C).

Há uma série de dispositivos disponíveis que usam estes, e muitas informações on-line para ajudar você a começar. Então, o que está parando você? Saia do seu ferro de solda e construa um exército robótico.

Gertboards and Arduinos

A conexão direta com os pinos GPIO do seu Pi pode fornecer controle básico de entrada e saída, mas há limitações. Existem dois itens adicionais que você pode obter para ajudá-lo a interagir mais precisamente com o mundo ao seu redor.

O Gertboard é um pacote de expansão bastante completo para conexão entre o seu Pi e o mundo real, incluindo um microcontrolador e uma variedade de opções de entrada e saída. Ele vem como um kit não montado, então você terá que colocar as mãos em um ferro de solda para juntar.

 

Enquanto isso, o Arduino é um microcontrolador que pode se conectar ao seu Pi (ou a qualquer outro computador) através da porta USB. Normalmente, ele vem montado, mas os formulários do kit também estão disponíveis. Em sua forma bruta, tem menos recursos do que o Gertboard (que inclui um microcontrolador Arduino), mas pode ser expandido com uma enorme variedade de escudos.

 

 

 

 

O Sentido HAT permite que seu Raspberry Pi detete o que está acontecendo no mundo ao seu redor

 

Verifique também o Sense HAT oficial, uma placa de conexão que fornece seus sensores Pi para monitorar o mundo exterior. Incluso vem com uma matriz LED para permitir que você exiba dados sem a necessidade de um monitor.

 

Por último, mas não menos importante, o RasWIK é um kit sem fio projetado especificamente para ensinar-lhe como criar sensores e atuadores sem fio - e muitos dos seus projetos incluídos nem exigem soldagem.

 

 

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Escucharemos la sorprendente unión de Ken Hyder+Z’ev+Andy Knight bajo el trio “Ghost Time”.

Daremos paso a nuevas promesas de la experimental que irrumpieron con fuerza hace algunos años y aque ahora son figuras reconocidas en el panorama experimental como Emanuele De Raymondi, o Stabyle Mechanism.

Os presentamos la propuesta tan peculiar de Dj Stingray con aquel mítico disco lanzado en formato USB/FLASH. Y abrimos un espacio a estilos musicales tan diversos como el Punk-electro-experimental con los españoles RADAR y la “Cack Music” con Mr Vast.


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          15 Hikes Around Nashville   

The hills of Tennessee add a touch of serenity to Nashville’s busy urban lifestyle. Let this guide of our favorite hikes inspire you to take long walks inside and short drives outside of the Music City. You’ll hear them soon enough  these hills sing. Click on each trail or park name for details, directions, and more.

 

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Just 45 minutes from downtown, this 900-acre park features 8 miles of hiking trails. Surrounded by vast hardwood forests, Hidden Spring Trail is also home to limestone sinks and streams. It curves between them in a narrow path, closely touching abundant summer plant life. Cedar Forest Trail is a shorter, 2-mile loop that children and beginner hikers will especially enjoy. Eighteen known caves are available to explore, namely Jackson Cave, with a 30-foot tall entrance. Plentiful campsites and cabins with varying amenities are available, so stay a day, a week, or however long it takes to recharge.

Bledsoe Creek State Park
Just a half-hour drive east of Nashville, 6 miles of hiking trails loop around Bledsoe's perimeter. Climb to the top of the park's highest ridge on the aptly named High Ridge Trail. This 1.4-mile dirt trail features plenty of ascents and descents, making it feel like a jaunt through the backcountry. Keep the views interesting with The Shoreline Trail, a pleasant 2.1-mile path along Old Hickory Lake, a natural habitat to large herons and other wildlife. The paved Mayo Wix Memorial Trail is ADA accessible, along with Birdsong Nature Trail. Truly, there is something for everyone at Bledsoe.

Radnor Lake State Park
If you're fresh off the bus, Radnor Lake may be off your radar. But for most Nashville residents, this conservation area is well-known and well-loved. For good reason, too. Trails are cultivated with care, running through many different sections of the park with lush wildlife surrounding. Granier Ridge Trail is a pleasant but challenging 1.6-mile hike up the ridge and around the lake. Cycling, jogging, and walking the pups are permitted, but only on Otter Creek Road, a paved 1.1-mile stretch that is also ADA accessible. Other trails ranked as easy and moderate meander throughout.

Long Hunter State Park
This expansive park boasts over 25 miles of easy-to-moderate hiking trails. Day Loop Trail serpentines for 4 miles through forest hills and lakefront shores, eventually rising onto cliffs above the water. Volunteer Trail is a one-way, 5.5-mile hike. With similar terrain as Day Loop, both make great avenues for trail running and dog walking. Bryant Grove Trail has little elevation on its 8-mile, out-and-back passage. It still offers relaxing views of the water, though no pets are allowed on this trail. Sellars Farm has a short loop around its perimeter — a wonderful chance to experience the Native American burial mounds it surrounds. Lake Trail’s 2-mile paved road is perfect for wheelchairs and strollers. Camping is allowed along Priest Lake’s shoreline, and must be reserved with a permit at the park office.


Long Hunter State Park

 Rock slabs create a convenient foot path across Center Hill Lake in Long Hunter State Park.

Beaman Park
Totaling 1,688 acres, Beaman Park lies on the Highland Rim, just outside the Nashville Basin. Filled with incredibly diverse vegetation and wildlife, 3 trails extend its southwestern section. Ridgetop Trail is a difficult 4.2-mile trek, with many changes in elevation — an excellent place for a workout. Henry Hollow Loop meanders through springtime wildflowers and deep woods, providing 2 miles of creekside views. Sedge Hill Trail, a short 0.6-mile loop, will take you atop ridges and aside creek beds, with lovely blueberry bushes and evergreen sedges to accent its charm.

Montgomery Bell State Park
For a lovely, secluded hike, head west to Montgomery Bell. Montgomery Bell Trail is the longest in this system, clocking in at 10.4 miles. With multiple shelters scattered throughout, this trail is still technical despite its few elevation changes. The North Loop Trail near Burns features a lake, with moderate hiking difficulty on its 6.1-mile course. Creech Hollow Trail also runs beside a lake, but is shorter with fewer hills. Leashed dogs are allowed at this park, so stock up on water, snacks, and an attitude fit for adventure.

Garrison Creek Trail
Lots o’ history down this road. Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, this trail stretches 25 miles through wooded coves and creeks. Used for centuries by Native Americans, Natchez Trace became a route for European explorers and traders. Currently, it is a wonderful place to hike or run, with offshoot loops like Old Trace Garrison Creek Loop Trail, and overlooks of the Garrison Creek Valley — a perspective you can share with those who charted it centuries ago.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway
This Greenway connects Nashville’s neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, downtown area, and other places where the community thrives. It runs along the Cumberland River, with a pleasant mix of sun and shade. East Loop Trail is a popular 8.1-mile paved loop, good for trail running, biking, and walking your leashed pet. If you travel off this main path onto the more primitive trails, you will experience a quieter, closer communion with nature, and can even forage wild blackberries. With plenty of places to stop and rest, Shelby Bottoms is a treasured asset to the city and to those who wish to mix in more dirt with their cement.

 Warner Park
A nice contrast to the usual slabs of neon and pavement just 10 miles away, Warner Park sits in the Nashville Basin, featuring over 12 miles of trails. This well-known park is split into two sections: Percy Warner Park and Edwin Warner Park. The former offers one easy and two moderate trails that loop through wild woods, ridges, and open meadows. Mossy Ridge Trail is a strenuous loop that extends 4.5 miles, great for trail running. Edwin Warner Park, on the other hand, is better suited for leisurely strolls. Loops under 1 mile on easy terrain take you to wildlife tracking stations, a stone amphitheater, and observation platforms. Don't miss Harpeth Woods Trail, a moderate 2.5-mile loop that crosses a quarry and follows along the historic Natchez Trace. These trails fill up fast during peak hours, so get there early to avoid a crowd.

Natchez Trace

Warner Park is a close commune with nature  and history.

Timberland Park
Comparable to (and less crowded than) the trails at Warner Park, Timberland Park offers 3.5 miles of well-groomed, wooded paths. Ranging from easy to difficult, most trails clock in between 0.5 and 1 mile, making them great for kids. Leashed pets are allowed, so bring them, too. Complete with picnic tables, benches, a visitor’s center, and an ADA accessible trail with an overlook, Timberland makes for a nice rest stop when traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway. Elevated areas give excellent views, as does the bridge crossing Hwy 96 — a nice architectural contrast. Only 15 minutes from downtown Franklin, Timberland Park is a secluded respite from mainstream hiking destinations.

Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail
Unlike Radnor and Warner, Cheeks Bend is a bit of a secret. Not for the faint of heart, common wildlife include snakes, bats, thorns, poison ivy — making this 1.9-mile trail lightly trafficked — but with lovely views of the Duck River. If you can find it, there is a cave hidden off the main drag. This trail is good for all skill levels and great for leashed pets. Located in Columbia, it is a short drive for such a deep dive into nature.

Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail
Although rather short in length, we recommend this trail for its accessibility. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, this is a family-friendly, pet-friendly trail system nestled right inside the metro area. The main stretch is paved and covered in shade, providing a safe path for pets and kids (and strollers) to enjoy nature without committing hours to the cause. If you feel like wandering, three other, unpaved loops take you through open meadows and across a swamp bridge. Don’t forget your bug spray!

Edgar Evins State Park
This 6,000-acre park rests along the shores of Center Hill Lake, boasting over 11 miles of trails. The 5.5-mile Merritt Ridge Loop Trail is the longest and most difficult, taking you atop classic Tennessee ridges. Jack C. Clayborn Millennium Trail shares the same trailhead and views of the lake. Four other trails are available to trek, all on natural surfaces with varying lengths. Challenging hikes, gorgeous views of the water, and an abundance of wildlife (including bald eagles!) make Edgar Evins worth the easterly one-hour drive.

Center Hill Lake

Rocky terrain keeps you on your toes at Edgar Evins.

Bells Bend Park
Just 30 minutes west of Midtown, Bells Bend formed in 2007. Still unknown to many locals, its 808 acres include 6 miles of hiking trails, 3 mountain biking trails, and a Nature Center. The trails are wide and sunny, so plan ahead during warmer months. The 2.3-mile Loop Trail cuts through old farm fields and opens up to the Cumberland River, providing exquisite panoramic views. Trails are easy and accessible. Gentle elevation changes make Bells Bend Park a great destination for families, pets, and those seeking a quieter path close to the city.

Harpeth River State Park
This park follows the river, so there are many access points — three in Nashville. One access point takes you to Hidden Lake Double Loop, a 1.9-mile, lightly trafficked trail that crosses a wildflower meadow and opens up to a small lake. Towards the lake, paths are steep and narrow with loose rocks around the shore. Other access points include Newsom’s Mill and Hwy 11 Canoe Access. By foot or by boat, there is plenty of land to explore at Harpeth River State Park.

 


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          Lockheed P2V-3B Neptune   
Autor: Aubi

Datum: 30.06.2017 23:12:32



 
Název:
Name:
Lockheed P2V-3B Neptune Lockheed P2V-3B Neptune
Originální název:
Original Name:
Lockheed P2V-3B Neptune
Kategorie:
Category:
bombardovací letoun bomber aeroplane
Výrobce:
Producer:
DD.MM.195R-DD.MM.195R Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, California
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.195R-DD.MM.195R
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
16 (5?) konverzí
První vzlet:
Maiden Flight:
DD.MM.RRRR
Osádka:
Crew:
7
Základní charakteristika:
Basic Characteristics:
 
Vzlet a přistání:
Take-off and Landing:
CTOL - konvenční vzlet a přistání CTOL - conventional take-off and landing
Uspořádání křídla:
Arrangement of Wing:
jednoplošník monoplane
Uspořádání letounu:
Aircraft Concept:
klasické conventional
Podvozek:
Undercarriage:
zatahovací retractable
Přistávací zařízení:
Landing Gear:
kola wheels
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Hmotnost prázdného letounu:
Empty Weight:
? kg ? lb
Vzletová hmotnost:
Take-off Weight:
? kg ? lb
Maximální vzletová hmotnost:
Maximum Take-off Weight:
~29075 kg ~64100 lb
Rozpětí:
Wingspan:
30.48 m 100ft
Délka:
Length:
~23.70 m ~77ft 10in
Výška:
Height:
8.56 m 28ft 1in
Plocha křídla:
Wing Area:
92.9 m2 1000 ft2
Plošné zatížení:
Wing Loading:
? kg/m2 ? lb/ft2
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Kategorie:
Category:
pístový piston
Počet motorů:
Number of Engines:
2
Typ:
Type:
Wright R-3350-26W o vzletovém výkonu 2386 kW
třílistá vrtule s konstantní rychlostí otáček Hamilton Standard
Wright R-3350-26W, take-off power 3200 hp
three-bladed constant-speed propeller Hamilton Standard
Objem palivových nádrží:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
? ?
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Maximální rychlost:
Maximum Speed:
~550 km/h v ? m ~340 mph in ? ft
Cestovní rychlost:
Cruise Speed:
? km/h v ? m ? mph in ? ft
Rychlost stoupání:
Climb Rate:
? m/s ? ft/min
Čas výstupu na výšku:
Time to Climb to:
? min do ? m ? min to ? ft
Operační dostup:
Service Ceiling:
? m ? ft
Dolet:
Range:
? km ? mi
Maximální dolet:
Maximum Range:
? km ? mi
Výzbroj:
Armament:
0-2x kanon ráže 20 mm ráže 12,7 mm v ocasní věži Emerson


3629 kg bomb
0-2x 20 mm cannon in the Emerson rear turret


8000 lb of bombs
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
Poznámka:
Note:
- konverze 10 P2V-3C a 6 P2V-3W (podle starších zdrojů 4 P2V-3C a 1 P2V-3W) na letoun blízké podpory pozemních jednotek
- P2V-3C bylo 11-12 strojů schopných nést atomové zbraně a odlehčených a zesílených kvůli tomu, aby mohly startovat s pomocí raket JATO z paluby letadlové lodě jako nouzové řešení, dokud nebudou k dispozici North American AJ Savage
- P2V-3B se lišily mírně odlišně tvarovanou přídí a zástavbou radaru pro bombardování v malé výšce AN/ASB-1 převzatým z A-3 Skywarrior
- prošly pouze krátkou službou u HATU pro ověření koncepce a výcvik obsluh radaru ASB-1
-
Zdroje:
Sources:
Sullivan, Jim. P2V Neptune in action, No.68. Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton 1985. ISBN 978-0-89747-160-2.
Darling, Kev. Lockheed Neptune, Warpaint No.51. Warpaint Books Ltd., Luton 2004. ISBN X-9999-00510.
Francillon, René J. Lockheed Aircraft since 1913. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis 1987. ISBN 0-85177-835-6.
HH!FD!26!6328B9995E17
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          Lockheed AP-2H Neptune   
Autor: Aubi

Datum: 30.06.2017 14:14:38



 
Název:
Name:
Lockheed AP-2H Neptune Lockheed AP-2H Neptune
Originální název:
Original Name:
Lockheed AP-2H Neptune
Kategorie:
Category:
bitevní letoun attack aeroplane
Výrobce:
Producer:
DD.MM.1967-DD.MM.1967 E-Systems Inc., Greenville, Texas
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.1967-DD.MM.1967
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
4 konverze SP-2H
První vzlet:
Maiden Flight:
07.06.1967
Osádka:
Crew:
9
Základní charakteristika:
Basic Characteristics:
 
Vzlet a přistání:
Take-off and Landing:
CTOL - konvenční vzlet a přistání CTOL - conventional take-off and landing
Uspořádání křídla:
Arrangement of Wing:
jednoplošník monoplane
Uspořádání letounu:
Aircraft Concept:
klasické conventional
Podvozek:
Undercarriage:
zatahovací retractable
Přistávací zařízení:
Landing Gear:
kola wheels
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Hmotnost prázdného letounu:
Empty Weight:
? kg ? lb
Vzletová hmotnost:
Take-off Weight:
34246 kg 75500 lb
Maximální vzletová hmotnost:
Maximum Take-off Weight:
? kg ? lb
Rozpětí:
Wingspan:
31.65 m 103ft 10in
Délka:
Length:
24.87 m 81ft 7in
Výška:
Height:
8.94 m 29ft 4in
Plocha křídla:
Wing Area:
92.9 m2 1000 ft2
Plošné zatížení:
Wing Loading:
? kg/m2 ? lb/ft2
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Kategorie:
Category:
pístový a jednoproudový piston and turbojet
Počet motorů:
Number of Engines:
4
Typ:
Type:
2x Wright R-3350-32W o vzletovém výkonu 2759 kW
čtyřlistá vrtule s konstantní rychlostí otáček Hamilton Standard
2x Westinghouse J34-WE-36 o tahu 15,12 kN
2x Wright R-3350-32W, take-off power 3700 hp
four-bladed constant-speed propeller Hamilton Standard
2x Westinghouse J34-WE-36, thrust 3400 lb
Objem palivových nádrží:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
17792 l 4700 US gal
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Maximální rychlost:
Maximum Speed:
555.2 km/h v ? m 345 mph in ? ft
Cestovní rychlost:
Cruise Speed:
? km/h v ? m ? mph in ? ft
Rychlost stoupání:
Climb Rate:
? m/s ? ft/min
Čas výstupu na výšku:
Time to Climb to:
? min do ? m ? min to ? ft
Operační dostup:
Service Ceiling:
6706 m 22000 ft
Dolet:
Range:
3540.6 km 2200 mi
Maximální dolet:
Maximum Range:
? km ? mi
Výzbroj:
Armament:
2x kanon ráže 20 mm v ocasní věži Aero 11/A
1x granátomet XM-149 ráže 40 mm v pumovnici některých strojů

2x pouzdro SUU-11A Minigun
2x 227kg puma Mk.82
2x zápalná puma Mk.77
2x 20 mm cannon in a Aero 11/A tail turret
1x bomb-bay mounted XM-149 40-mm grenade launcher on some planes

2x SUU-11A Minigun pod
2x 500 lb Mk.82 bomb
2x Mk.77 incendiary bomb
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
Poznámka:
Note:
- varianta pro zachycení a ničení (TRIM - Trails, Roads Interdiction Multisensor) vozidel na Ho Či Minově stezce
- protilodní radar nahrazen radarem AN/APQ-92, pod přídí umístěny infračervené senzory Starlight Scope a TV kamera pro nízkou úroveň osvětlení (LLLTV), také měly senzor elektrického zapalování Black Crow, vybavení pro snížení hlučnosti motorů a krátce i pouzdra s radarem SLAR
- po službě u VAH-21 byly tři stroje sešrotovány, čtvrtý s přezdívkou Napalm Nellie byl získán pro Pima Air Museum


- podle některých zdrojů konverzi provedl Lockheed v Burbanku
-
Zdroje:
Sources:
Sullivan, Jim. P2V Neptune in action, No.68. Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton 1985. ISBN 978-0-89747-160-2.
Darling, Kev. Lockheed Neptune, Warpaint No.51. Warpaint Books Ltd., Luton 2004. ISBN X-9999-00510.
Francillon, René J. Lockheed Aircraft since 1913. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis 1987. ISBN 0-85177-835-6.
www.pimaair.org
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          Honda CRV 2.2 i-DTEC EX 4 WD 6 Speed Manual Road Test Review   


Honda CRV “ CRV stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle or Comfortable Runabout Vehicle”

I must admit that I am going to find it difficult to be critical of any Honda, I’ve been in the Motor Trade for over 40 years I’ve sold hundreds of them, and I honestly can’t remember having a disappointed customer or ever having to carry out any rectification other than routine servicing.

Although I noticed from my Press Pack that the Honda CRV had won numerous awards over the years, I think the highest accolade that I can give them comes from one of the customers I had at my used car sales pitch, it turned out that the guy had been given a few months to live and he wanted a second hand value for money car “that he knew would be reliable, and would give his Wife no trouble when he was gone” he had come to see a 10 year old Honda.

After he agreed to buy the car I reassured him that he had made the right choice and gave him my personal guarantee that the car would be reliable, if it wasn’t I gave him my mobile number and assured them both that they could call me at any time should they have any problems with the car in the future, that was 3 years ago and I have heard nothing. Oh and just in case you’re wondering, I’m not a Lay-by dealer, my phone is not a weekly changed pay as you go, and yes I still have the same number!

Since the launch in 1995, Honda have sold over Five Million CRV’s, production of the European version was switched to Britain in 2000 and has remained at their Swindon plant ever since. The New 4thgeneration CRV will be offered with a choice of 2 and 4 wheel drive for the first time, I suspect that the majority of the 5 million already in use will never have been off road in their life, but from what I can see there doesn’t seem to be a huge advantage gained by choosing the 2 wheel drive version.

The 2.0 i-VTEC S (2WD) costs £21,395 and has CO2 emissions of 168g/km Tax Band H and a combined MPG of 39.2 where as the 2.0 i-VTEC S 4 wheel drive model costs £22,495 it has CO2 emissions of 173 g/km which means it is still within the 166 – 175 g/km Tax Band H £200 per year Road Tax band width and a combined MPG of 38.2, so for £1100 and a reduction of 1 MPG you get to be able to drive it when it’s snowing and tow your caravan of a muddy field.

Honda supplied me with the very well specified CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC EX 4 WD manual to road test, it costs £31,495 has CO2 emissions of 154 g/km Tax Band G  £175.00 per year Road Tax and a combined MPG of 48.7 the car was finished in Twilight Blue Metallic and had Black Leather Upholstery.

All the switchgear was easy to hand  I can’t think of any extra equipment that I would have found beneficial that wasn’t already fitted as standard to this car, first job as usual was to sync my phone to the blue tooth hands free, erm after I had pulled over to the side of the road where it was safe to do so (cough, because the Honda won’t let you or your passenger do it when you are on the move)  this also gives you the option to play and control any music that you have stored on your phone wirelessly through the Honda’s i-Mid or intelligent multi function display, which has a 5” Touch Screen and incorporates, the CD/Radio, telephone, and HDD navigation system.

The car is equipped with an Economy Mode button (which is hidden behind the steering wheel and I didn’t discover for a couple of days) when its activated it controls the throttle response, engine programming, and the air conditioning compressor, it decreases the voltage to the fan drive, reducing the load on the engine and optimising it for maximum fuel efficiency.

When I selected Econ Mode I can’t say that I noticed any difference in the cars performance, but the Eco Assist system illuminates a green light which resembles a cannabis plant on the dash and and an arc on either side of the speedo which glow green when you’re driving economical, I’m pretty sure that responding to the visual signals and trying to do my best to drive within the tolerances needed to keep the pleasant glow on the dashboard was the actual reason my MPG went up, and was nothing to do with the engine mapping, this seems to be the conclusion reached by Honda engineers when they discovered that different driving styles could cause as much as a 15 percent variance in fuel economy, according to the MPG display by the time I gave the car back I was achieving 50.5 MPG which is pretty good for a big 4 Wheel Drive car.

The only thing I really didn’t like but isn’t unique to the Honda, is fitted to pretty much every car these days and that is the Idle Stop technology, you come to traffic lights or standing traffic and the car cuts out then starts again when you’re ready to move forward and you depress the clutch. No matter how many times it does this, after decades in the motor trade driving cars that had flat batteries, dirt in the carburettor or were so low on fuel that you were driving on a wing and a prayer expecting to breakdown at any second, the slightest hint that the car is going to stall or cut out without me turning the key and I slam the clutch through the cars bulkhead and floor the accelerator pedal thereby causing the engine to burst into life revving till it hits the limiter and frightening the life out of the Lollypop Lady and the kids on the school crossing.

I really couldn’t see the benefit of this feature, as I was convinced the constant stop starting in traffic would put unnecessary strain and wear on the clutch, flywheel, starter motor, engine mountings, possibly clog the cat or Diesel Particulate Filter it may lead to replacing them a lot earlier than would previously be needed and would add somewhere in the region of £1500 to £2000  to the whole life cost of the car.

For £1500 you would be able to buy enough diesel to cover approximately 11,000 miles, Argh, but what about the CO2 emissions that you would save by not burning the diesel I hear you asking?, well I can’t really calculate the exact offset between the two, but what about the CO2 and Green House gasses that are produced when the replacement parts are being manufactured, when the old parts are disposed of, recycled, melted down or Dave Clark Design turns them into a fancy clock, http://www.daveclarkdesigns.com/

ps. keep up the good work Dave!


The cabin of the EX is EX-tremely luxurious, roomy, and has great all round visibility. The blind on the panoramic tinted glass roof opens like a magic trick and I can’t understand how the disappears into such a small space, there’s just too much material to stow away, for me it will remain one of life’s mysteries, I really wanted to dismantle it but decided that the good folk at Honda wouldn’t be best pleased if I couldn’t put it back together again and gave them their car back in pieces.

When the blind opens the interior of the car is transformed and on a sunny day it’s like driving around in your conservatory. It took me seconds to adjust the driver’s seat using the electric adjustment, dropping the steering wheel using the manual adjustment so I had a clear view of the instruments and I was ready for off. The car was comfortable and easy to drive from the get go, once you’ve input your destination postcode into the Nav System and set your desired temperature on the dual zone climate control, apart from snicking into the next gear (manual version) or switching the heated seats on, there’s no reason to take your hands off the steering wheel.

I felt like the car had been built round me, it was so easy and relaxing to drive and the gearbox on the Honda is so slick that if you use more than one finger to change gear you’re wasting energy, you don’t even have to use your brain as the car has a Shift Indicator Light on the drivers display which tells you when you should change gear. With your hands at the twenty to eight or quarter to three position on the steering wheel, you can cover the radio control, fuel computer display, telephone controls and indicator with your left hand, while your right hand covers the cruise control.




I’m not big on reading instructions or asking for help, so when i eventually gave up and asked the Honda Delivery driver where the ignition key went, he said I usually leave it in my pocket, then he pointed to the start button on the dashboard. Neither did I read the Press Pack till I had waived goodbye to the car, and now I am kicking myself because I don’t know whether the car was actually fitted with 3 of Hondas optional extras ACC, LKAS and CMBS if it had have been I would have loved to try an experiment.





This is how Honda describe these three incredible safety systems

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Buttons on the steering wheel operate the ACC system, allowing the driver to choose both their speed and their preferred distance from the vehicle in front. Using a millimetre-wave radar in the front grille, ACC monitors the distance to the car in front and can apply up to a quarter of the maximum braking force autonomously when needed to maintain the set speed and distance. If more braking is required,



the system provides a visible and audible warning. ACC operates between speeds of 19mph and 112mph.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
This is the first time that LKAS has been available on the CR-V. Designed for dual carriageway or motorway use, Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System detects the lane markings using a camera mounted at the top of the windscreen and helps the driver to stay within its boundaries. If the driver indicates, the system will switch to standby mode, but if it calculates that the car is about to leave its lane without the driver activating the indicators it will automatically apply corrective steering, while issuing a visual and audible warning. The system applies up to 80 per cent of the steering force required, with the driver providing the final 20 per cent.
LKAS maintains the position of the car in its lane by providing steering torque when necessary, significantly reducing driver fatigue and helping to prevent accidents. For the system to work, the driver has to keep contact with the steering wheel - if the system fails to recognise the driver's input on the steering, it will switch itself off. LKAS can operate between 45mph and 112mph on roads with clear and visible left and right lane boundary markings and where there are no sharp bends.
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
The innovative Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) is a sophisticated system that works to prevent or mitigate the severity of accidents. It works by monitoring the following distance and closing rate between your vehicle and the car directly in front via radar. If the system calculates that a collision is likely it provides an audible and visual warning to the driver. Should the driver take no action to prevent the collision the system provides three sharp tugs to the driver’s seat belt and some autonomous braking is applied. Finally, if a collision is unavoidable, CMBS tightens the front seat occupants’ seatbelts and applies a high level of braking force. This braking force can be supplemented by the driver, up to the CR-V’s maximum capability. CMBS works at speeds above 9mph, detecting stationary and moving vehicles along a path up to around 100-metres ahead of the CR-V.
So in lay mans terms,
(ACC) keeps the car at a constant speed, allowing you to take your foot of the accelerator, but still keeps you a predetermined distance from the car in front.
(LKAS) steers the car and keeps it in the same lane unless you indicate.
(CMBS) slams the anchors on and stops you crashing if you fall asleep with the other two systems switched on and you hit a traffic jam before you wake up.






As soon as you select reverse gear the 5 inch screen of the i-Mid system displays the view behind the car, and a kind of yellow rugby goalpost virtual best parking approach, there is no excuse for scuffing the 18 Inch alloys on the kerb, or for going tailgate first down the 1000 foot mountain that you just tried to parallel park on.



I was mightily impressed by the attention to detail in the CRV and when I was reading through the specification I saw that the standard equipment included “Duck sensing Auto Lights” such is the level of the safety equipment I wasn't surprised in the slightest, I just thought "Wow, Honda think of everything" however on further inspection I discovered that it actually said “Dusk” and when I come to think about it, that makes a lot more sense ;-) but just on the off chance that you do total a Duck out of season, a quick flick of the extremely powerful High Pressure Headlight wash and there won’t even be enough Duck DNA left for Horatio Caine from CSI Miami to find.




There are other things that really stand out, for instance the filler cap is an integral part of the fuel flap, and the filler neck of the diesel tank seems to be made to the same technical specification and tolerances that is necessary for the Eurofighter to refuel from an A330 Airbus mid flight without both aircraft turning into a giant fire ball, when you insert the petrol pump nozzle into the CRV’s filler neck it slides into place and is held in position with a click that would comfort a fighter pilot.




On most other cars every time I go over a speed bump my phone charger springs out of the  cigar lighter as if it’s red hot and has just been ejected like a spent cartridge from a shotgun, not so in the Honda as the cigar lighter or “Power Outlet” as its labelled has a spring loaded flap which holds the charger firmly in place no matter how rough the road gets.







I was left with the overall impression that the Honda CRV is suitable for all occasions, with its elevated seating position, although it is a big car it doesn’t feel like it. I was as comfortable driving it through the narrow winding roads of the Lake District, as I was with the cruise control set and the car eating up the Motorway tarmac. It’s quiet, smooth, and easily holds 5 people it also has a cavernous boot. The Honda is Ideal for the school run, and it doesn’t matter what terrain you have to cross to get there.





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          Where to begin.   
Indeed it's been many weeks since I've posted, but don't think I ever forget for even a minute. I begin to long for it when too much time passes—the clicking at the keys, the discovery of the perfect word—and I turn itchy and I'm grumpy until I finally sit my ass down to write. Then I think to myself, now what was more important than this again?

It's been quite a month. Since the last blog, there was a lovely family visit which overlapped with Opal catching an ear-eyes-throat virus while at the same time cutting her molars. I then managed to pick up a subsequent illness that I haven't yet beaten after more than two weeks. (I still get queasy after a few hours of exertion and feel like the right side of my skull is perpetually submerged in bathwater, a thing that is as disorienting as talking into a cell phone with an echo). This is the second LONG illness I've had this summer and to say it's been an emotional and physical drag would be a grotesque understatement. But I'll spare you the details and simply defer you to the post "Sickness." from only a few months ago if you'd like some indications on the specifics of being ill while caring for a toddler.

Fundamentally, though, everything is fine and this is but a blip on the radar.

I've recently written a few article-type essays (one for the Shambhala Times and one for Elephant) which are a hell of a lot of fun to write, but also a little like offering my spiels while wearing Sunday formals, with a full face of make-up and a slightly artificial British inflection. Proper and buffed.
My intention for this blog has always been to be a place where I can show up in my tank-top with lopsided breasts and a pigeon's nest for a head of hair while I deliver the straight news and gory details on parenting and the like to those who choose to listen. First draft, no polishing necessary. This hasn't always been achieved as I tend to obsess upon polishing. But let the record show that it's been my intention to work towards working less.

So, here I am, merely one step up from being in my pajamas—casual loungewear—and wearing my new woven cap that keeps me from mindlessly twisting at my hair, gearing up to look at my own reflection in a cup of murky-pink Kombucha.
It's the same feeling as when I finally called my grandpa last night after way too long: a bit heartbroken at the amount of time I'd let pass by, water-logged by the preceding gap, a little guilty and brimming with love for him. I didn't quite know where to begin.



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Lucas 11:52 “¡Ay de vosotros, intérpretes de la ley! porque habéis quitado la llave de la ciencia; vosotros mismos no entrasteis, y a los que entraban se lo impedisteis.” Prójimos: Dejen la idolatría de seguir a estos autodenominados representantes de Dios en la tierra, curas, papas, pastores y guías espirituales de todas las pelambres y sectas, que solo son mercaderes de la fe, ladrones de los mal llamados diezmos y limosnas, de impuestos y ¡ALMAS!. Engañadores que, con discursos, canciones y arengas motivacionales, manipulan el alma de sus idolatras seguidores, hasta conducirlos al infierno. 2 Corintios 11:13-15 “Porque éstos son falsos apóstoles, obreros fraudulentos, que se disfrazan como apóstoles de Cristo. Y no es maravilla, porque el mismo Satanás se disfraza como ángel de luz. Así que, no es extraño si también sus ministros se disfrazan como ministros de justicia; cuyo fin será conforme a sus obras.” Esos bribones recibirán mayor condenación por disfrazarse de maestros y engañar a tanto ciego con comezón de oír. Santiago 3:1 "Hermanos míos, no os hagáis maestros muchos de vosotros, sabiendo que recibiremos mayor condenación." No se maldigan, no sean seguidores de evangelios diferentes al de mi Padre, como el diabólico catecismo católico, que modificó la palabra de Dios y sus mandamientos por la tradición de los hombres, y por fabulas; o el evangelio de la prosperidad, de las funciones circenses de caídas de espaldas, de la blasfema e inane oración de fe y de adivinaciones de las sectas evangélicas, pentecostales, piraquivas, etc.; o el evangelio de hablar cuatro palabras en hebreo y disfrazarse de judío de la secta judío mesiánica; o el evangelio de no comer morcilla y no hacerse transfusiones de los falsos testigos de Jehová; o el de guardar el sábado y vestirse del siglo pasado de los adventistas; o el de los ilusos seguidores de una verdad "traída por un ángel" y guardada en una caja fuerte que solo puede ser leída por líderes polígamos de los mormones, etc. Gálatas 1:6-12 "Estoy maravillado de que tan pronto os hayáis alejado del que os llamó por la gracia de Cristo, para seguir un evangelio diferente. No que haya otro, sino que hay algunos que os perturban y quieren pervertir el evangelio de Cristo. Mas si aun nosotros, o un ángel del cielo, os anunciare otro evangelio diferente del que os hemos anunciado, sea anatema. Como antes hemos dicho, también ahora lo repito: Si alguno os predica diferente evangelio del que habéis recibido, sea anatema. Pues, ¿busco ahora el favor de los hombres, o el de Dios? ¿O trato de agradar a los hombres? Pues si todavía agradara a los hombres, no sería siervo de Cristo. Mas os hago saber, hermanos, que el evangelio anunciado por mí, no es según hombre; pues yo ni lo recibí ni lo aprendí de hombre alguno, sino por revelación de Jesucristo." Tengan temor de Dios, de no entender su palabra, SU REVELACIÓN es el único testimonio de ser hijo de Dios. Su ira está muy próxima sobre esta generación perversa, idolatra, altiva e incrédula, humíllense a Él y clamen por su misericordia y por su juicio para que los guie al arrepentimiento de sus pecados mientras tengan vida física, y Él mismo, que es Omnipotente, Omnisciente, Omnipresente y Misericordioso, los redargüirá y les revelará el único camino de salvación y la única verdad: Su sagrada, perfecta e inmutable palabra, la cual está velada para los que no sean dignos y nadie la puede enseñar como creen que hacen esos titiriteros diabólicos vendedores de paloma cuya mayor condenación no se tarda. Proverbios 1:7 “El principio de la sabiduría es el temor de Jehová; los insensatos desprecian la sabiduría y la enseñanza.” Mateo 6:31-33 “No os afanéis, pues, diciendo: ¿Qué comeremos, o qué beberemos, o qué vestiremos? Porque los gentiles buscan todas estas cosas; pero vuestro Padre celestial sabe que tenéis necesidad de todas estas cosas. Mas buscad primeramente el reino de Dios Y SU JUSTICIA, y todas estas cosas os serán añadidas.” Busquen su juicio mientras tengan algún hálito de vida física y antes de su cercana ira, pues si no lo hacen, en todo caso serán juzgados, pero muertos física y espiritualmente para condenación y muerte eterna, con el agravante que el purgatorio es otro de los inventos de la secta católica y la inane oración de fe de los evangelocos no sirve para nada.
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Prójimos: Dejen la idolatría de seguir a estos autodenominados representantes de Dios en la tierra, curas, papas, pastores y guías espirituales de todas las pelambres y sectas, que solo son mercaderes de la fe, ladrones de los mal llamados diezmos y limosnas, de impuestos y ¡ALMAS!. Engañadores que, con discursos, canciones y arengas motivacionales, manipulan el alma de sus idolatras seguidores, hasta conducirlos al infierno. 2 Corintios 11:13-15 “Porque éstos son falsos apóstoles, obreros fraudulentos, que se disfrazan como apóstoles de Cristo. Y no es maravilla, porque el mismo Satanás se disfraza como ángel de luz. Así que, no es extraño si también sus ministros se disfrazan como ministros de justicia; cuyo fin será conforme a sus obras.” Esos bribones recibirán mayor condenación por disfrazarse de maestros y engañar a tanto ciego con comezón de oír. Santiago 3:1 "Hermanos míos, no os hagáis maestros muchos de vosotros, sabiendo que recibiremos mayor condenación." No se maldigan, no sean seguidores de evangelios diferentes al de mi Padre, como el diabólico catecismo católico, que modificó la palabra de Dios y sus mandamientos por la tradición de los hombres, y por fabulas; o el evangelio de la prosperidad, de las funciones circenses de caídas de espaldas, de la blasfema e inane oración de fe y de adivinaciones de las sectas evangélicas, pentecostales, piraquivas, etc.; o el evangelio de hablar cuatro palabras en hebreo y disfrazarse de judío de la secta judío mesiánica; o el evangelio de no comer morcilla y no hacerse transfusiones de los falsos testigos de Jehová; o el de guardar el sábado y vestirse del siglo pasado de los adventistas; o el de los ilusos seguidores de una verdad "traída por un ángel" y guardada en una caja fuerte que solo puede ser leída por líderes polígamos de los mormones, etc. Gálatas 1:6-12 "Estoy maravillado de que tan pronto os hayáis alejado del que os llamó por la gracia de Cristo, para seguir un evangelio diferente. No que haya otro, sino que hay algunos que os perturban y quieren pervertir el evangelio de Cristo. Mas si aun nosotros, o un ángel del cielo, os anunciare otro evangelio diferente del que os hemos anunciado, sea anatema. Como antes hemos dicho, también ahora lo repito: Si alguno os predica diferente evangelio del que habéis recibido, sea anatema. Pues, ¿busco ahora el favor de los hombres, o el de Dios? ¿O trato de agradar a los hombres? Pues si todavía agradara a los hombres, no sería siervo de Cristo. Mas os hago saber, hermanos, que el evangelio anunciado por mí, no es según hombre; pues yo ni lo recibí ni lo aprendí de hombre alguno, sino por revelación de Jesucristo." Tengan temor de Dios, de no entender su palabra, SU REVELACIÓN es el único testimonio de ser hijo de Dios. Su ira está muy próxima sobre esta generación perversa, idolatra, altiva e incrédula, humíllense a Él y clamen por su misericordia y por su juicio para que los guie al arrepentimiento de sus pecados mientras tengan vida física, y Él mismo, que es Omnipotente, Omnisciente, Omnipresente y Misericordioso, los redargüirá y les revelará el único camino de salvación y la única verdad: Su sagrada, perfecta e inmutable palabra, la cual está velada para los que no sean dignos y nadie la puede enseñar como creen que hacen esos titiriteros diabólicos vendedores de paloma cuya mayor condenación no se tarda. Proverbios 1:7 “El principio de la sabiduría es el temor de Jehová; los insensatos desprecian la sabiduría y la enseñanza.” Mateo 6:31-33 “No os afanéis, pues, diciendo: ¿Qué comeremos, o qué beberemos, o qué vestiremos? Porque los gentiles buscan todas estas cosas; pero vuestro Padre celestial sabe que tenéis necesidad de todas estas cosas. Mas buscad primeramente el reino de Dios Y SU JUSTICIA, y todas estas cosas os serán añadidas.” Busquen su juicio mientras tengan algún hálito de vida física y antes de su cercana ira, pues si no lo hacen, en todo caso serán juzgados, pero muertos física y espiritualmente para condenación y muerte eterna, con el agravante que el purgatorio es otro de los inventos de la secta católica y la inane oración de fe de los evangelocos no sirve para nada.
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          Red Line Republicans   
     The more I study the latter-day Republican Party, the more I'm convinced red is the perfect color for it. Red, as in red zones, is the universal color for danger, which Republicans are constantly reminding us we're in then make their apocalyptic scenarios, for different reasons, self-fulfilling prophecies.
     Red is also symbolic of the old Soviet Union, which Republicans used to revile until the rise of Trump. Now, as far as US-Russo relations are concerned, the Democrats and Republicans have completely switched sides like drunks in a madcap game of Musical Chairs.
     Red also is the token color of rage, the color that drives bulls into a murderous frenzy or the stereotypical red fog that we metaphorically see when we ourselves are in the grip of rage.
     All three of these colors are perfect for a psychopath named Greg Gianforte.
     If you've been paying attention, Gianforte is the New Jersey-born carpetbagger piece of shit who'd gotten elected to Congress last night in a runoff election to replace former Montana Congressman-at-large Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of the Interior. Let's start with what happened on Wednesday the 24th and work our way back:
     Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs was at Gianforte's campaign headquarters just as the candidate was about to make one of his final public appearances before Thursday's election. Jacobs had asked Gianforte a question about the CBO's troubling analysis of the health care bill recently passed in the House and he deflected the question yet again and told Jacobs to talk to his spokesman Shane Scanlon. Less than one second later, Gianforte can be heard grappling with the reporter and screaming at him.
     To show how completely unhinged and blind to optics Gianforte is, he attacked Jacobs in full view of a Fox news crew and other journalists. As horrifying as the tape sounds, what actually happened is much worse- According to Fox reporter Alicia Acuna, the Republican grabbed the Jewish reporter by the neck with both hands, body-slammed him, moved him sideways then began punching him while screaming at him.
     Fox's hosts completely ignored the incident, as if this is supposed to be the norm. In fact, some of them had pressured Acuna into retracting her eyewitness report (to her credit, she didn't, although that didn't stop lying right wing scumbags from saying she did, anyway.).
     Other right wing scumbags like Duncan Hunter of California said Jacobs got what was coming to him. Laura Ingraham, the one who tried to get Acuna to change her story, was basically splitting hairs and trying to make a distinction between what's assault or not depends entirely on what part of a person's neck you grab (Montana law enforcement charged him with misdemeanor assault, although it's difficult to see how grabbing a man's neck with both hands, body-slamming him and punching him isn't felony assault).
     Pedophile Rush Limbaugh, a ghost from the past, called Gianforte "manly" and "studly" for body-slamming the "pajama boy" journalist (which makes the rest of us wonder if Limbaugh has something he'd like to share with the rest of the class while he's just playing out the string of the rest of his contract that surely will not be renewed.).
     This is not new for Republicans. Nearly two and a half years ago, Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after "breaking (him) in half." And we've seen since Trump was still candidate Trump how antagonistic he's been to a press that over the decades had fawned over him and made him a household name. And of course, there was the still-recent example of Dan Heyman, the reporter who tried to ask HHS Secretary Tom Price a question about the AHCA and actually got expelled and arrested by West Virginia authorities.
     And let's not forget the abrupt expulsion of Univision reporter Jorge Ramos during Donald Trump's first presser since Election Day.
     From a purely objective perspective, it's easy to see why Republicans for decades have been antagonistic toward the 4th (and now the 5th) estate. Republicans by and large are furtive scumbags who much prefer to operate in the shadows, well hidden from public scrutiny. They hysterically accuse the very infrequent examples of actual investigative reporting as ambush journalism.
     And it's perhaps this very type of journalism that put Jacobs on Gianforte's baleful radar screen, especially since Jacobs wrote and published last April 28th this piece about Gianforte owning stock in two Russian companies that had been sanctioned by the US government since Putin had annexed the Crimea. "You did this the last time!" Gianforte screamed at Jacobs as he repeatedly punched him in the process of putting him in the hospital.
     Maybe his already thin skin was already rasped when the NY Times had reported earlier this month that the Republican candidate had been caught on tape thanking lobbyists for their work in passing the House health care bill. To hear Gianforte talk, it was as if they'd voted on the bill themselves. Which they practically had.
     This increasingly toxic relationship between the GOP and the press seemingly reached its apotheosis with Gianforte openly and brutally assaulting a reporter who was trying to do his job (then lied about it), in full view of a room full of witnesses, and had his fellow right wing nut jobs excuse his Neanderthal behavior. But was it the apotheosis? One must pay close attention to this deteriorating relationship between Republicans and the press that's supposed to be their watchdog in a supposedly free and democratic society. Republicans are making jokes about murdering the press, such as this one from the Secretary of Homeland Security when Trump was presented with a saber at his whiny commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy.
     Yes, our Homeland Security from the top down perceives the media as a threat to our nation that needs to be liquidated. Trump said so on Twitter. It must be true.
     It's a sad day in a so-called free Democratic Republic that the highest levels of our government coddle dictators like the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, North Korea and especially Russia while steadily escalating hostilities with the media that is supposed to be its watchdog. And now, we've just elected to Congress a psychopath who attacked and sent a reporter to the hospital (then, again, lied about it) and has to answer to assault charges this June 7th.
     And people are making excuses for him. Overton's Window. Assault, once a crime, is now proof of "manly" and "studly" behavior. Just asking a question of these arrogant douchebags is also asking for it. It wasn't assault, it was self-defense. He spoke too loud. He got too close to me, he grabbed me, Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
     To say this incident last Wednesday as well as the others I've itemized, is having a chilling effect on the media is soft-pedaling it. But far from having a chilling effect, it ought to energize this lapdog media that will ignore, spin, deny and whitewash anything just for direct access to bullshit. The media at large should be going after these furtive scumbags with hammers and tongs. They hate the media because they have a lot to hide.
     When Adolph Hitler ascended to power 84 years ago, it was not a coup. He was democratically elected by the people of post Wiemar Germany. Though he'd consolidated power with astonishing rapidity (in about 70 days), the Third Reich still did not materialize overnight. He did so by stages, including suppressing the German media and demonizing and expelling from the business anyone who wouldn't get in line with the National Socialist Party's agenda. Before anyone knew it, virtually all 4700 of Germany's newspapers became mere propaganda arms for Hitler and Goebbells. And they were able to do so with the threat of a Communist takeover. Otherism. Fear. There's always a market for it and never goes out of style.
     Incremental stages. Frogs in the boiling water who fool themselves into thinking they can still take it, that the water's not getting too hot. It's not just a case of it possibly happening here. It is happening now as we speak.
          The Musclehead From Brussels   
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It should've been written into the script: The Big Bully arrives in town, starts throwing his weight around, then Jean-Claude Van Damme leaps to save the day and kicks the bad guy senseless. Alas, that did not happen any more than a Batman will come to save Gotham City (formerly known as the United States).
     Any dead-end Trumper hoping against hope, reason and basic sanity that our Chief Executive would go on his first Big Boy Trip and not embarrass us should be bitterly disappointed. And if they're not, then they deserve to have their mental health care taken from them if Sauron gets his way and passes the AHCA, It all started, not so innocently enough, in Saudi Arabia.
     The tone for dysfunction was set when Trump reached for Melania's hand as they were leaving Air Force One and she rejected it by putting her left hand to her hair. Needing a consolation, Trump then patted the First Lady's ass. (Melania would do it again a couple days later in Israel.) Then, after agreeing, through a Jared Kushner-brokered deal to sell $110 billion in arms to the Saudis (in exchange for a $100,000,000 bribe to Ivanka's proposed foundation), Trump, the King of Saudi Arabia and Egypt's dictator held a glowing orb ceremony that looked as if it came out of a bad Roger Corman movie.

     Whether they were attempting to reach the blubbery spirit of Roger Ailes, the Dark Prince or Sauron himself, they reached someone- The very next day a 4x4 sinkhole opened up right in front of Mar-a-Lago (aka the Panhandle Kremlin). Then co-First Ladies Ivanka and Melania decided to opt out of wearing head scarves, something for which Trump himself raked Michelle Obama over the coals when she'd done the same (something for which even Ted Cruz had cheered her).
     Then after three of the world's biggest dictators and perpetrators of state-sponsored terrorism had their creepy seance pledging to end non state-sponsored terrorism, it was off to Israel, then the Vatican. And in the theological trifecta, Trump managed to thoroughly humiliate us in all three religions.

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No, the Israelis didn't shoot Trump, even though he'd given away their secrets to the Russians, but they must've surely thought about it. As usual, it all started right out of the gate, literally, when Melania again swatted away Trump's hand on the red carpet in Tel Aviv. Then, as if the world's media wasn't already giving his itinerary and every detail within it enough press, he then announced to Israeli officials, in Israel, "I've just left the Middle East."
     
     It kinda went downhill from that point on.
     The Israeli visit at least held the faintest hope for Trump to acquit himself as something more than the mentally-challenged misfit he's proved to be on the world stage. After all, since Trump was on the campaign trail in 2015-6, he's been calling consistently for a two state solution between Israel and Palestine. Alas, it was not to be.
     When he left 28 hours later, he had not given one shred of evidence he'd thought this peace thingie through despite all the time he'd had to develop a peace plan during his campaign, his transition, and during the 120+ days he's been in the White House (aka Kremlin-on-the-Potomac). But there was one bright takeaway from Trump's visit- He'd told Netanyahu that when he was talking to the Russians in the Oval Office, he "never mentioned Israel."
     Which I'm sure came as a great relief to the Israelis even though their code-word protected intelligence about ISIS was given to a nation with whom they'd pointedly not shared said intelligence. And speaking of which, after Trump's visit, Israel has also decided not to share some of their classified intelligence with us. Yeah, maybe that's for the best.
     For any American President making an official state visit to Israel, a stop at the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem is a must. There's a guestbook for heads of state to sign. And Donald Trump's bizarre note in the Yad Vashem guestbook reads like something someone would write of their Disneyland vacation on Yelp.com. To say the least, it stands in stark contrast to the much lengthier, more comprehensive note left by President Obama. It essentially was all about him and what a great tourist stop was the memorial erected to remember the 6,000,000 victims of the Holocaust who were never mentioned in Trump's jaunty tourist memorandum. One can only wonder if Trump left an invoice to Mexico inside the Wailing Wall.
     Then it was on to the Vatican and beyond...

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Pope Francis is certainly the most popular pontiff since at least Pope John XXIII. He seems to genuinely love his role as the Vicar of Christ as much as he relishes ministering to the poor. He seems like a nice, folksy head of state who has a ready smile for anyone he may meet... uh, with certain exceptions.
     It can't be said the two First Ladies didn't play their part. In stark contrast to their refusal to wear head scarves in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka and Melania, in keeping with papal tradition, wore black dresses and veils (and giving the photo op something of a creepy Diane Arbus ambiance to the whole thing.).
     I'll just gloss over the creepiness, the countless embarrassments Trump caused us in Vatican City and the two leader's prior barbs at each other over Trump's wall and just let the awkward pictures do the talking.

     Trump left the Vatican, saying he was more determined than ever to pursue peace in the world. Meanwhile, before he even got to the Vatican, this little tidbit about a certain Navy SEAL raid in Yemen somehow got pushed off the MSM's radar. I'm sure Trump felt real bad about it afterwards once he met with the Pope. Sure.

National Lampoon's Belgian Vacation
If anyone had any illusions that President Griswold wouldn't embarrass the United States at the dedication of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, they were sadly misinformed. If there's anything else that Trump shares with the establishment GOP besides killing the poor and middle class, tax cuts for his billionaire buddies and deregulating every industry under the sun, it's his ignorant hatred of the United Nations and NATO's mission.
     At this point, it's difficult if not outright impossible to determine if Trump even knows what Article 5 in Chapter II of the UN charter is, much less remember that it was invoked only once by the UN- For our benefit right after the 9/11 attacks. But Trump today mentioned Article 5 in vague terms, preferring, instead, to focus on his moth-eaten lie of 23 of 28 NATO member nations not kicking in their fair share to fight terrorism (in reality, they'd paid more than mere money to that end- To date, over 1000 non-American NATO troops have lost their lives in Afghanistan alone). Ironically, standing next to Trump was a sculpture made of twisted metal found at Ground Zero.
     What Trump either doesn't remember or care to learn is that each nation pledges their support and pays for it out of their respective defense budgets. It's difficult to believe that one of Trump's more pragmatic and knowledgeable aides hasn't taken him aside and informed him of this simple fact.
     Perhaps it's that rampant ignorance that accounted for the faces and body language of the world leaders who had to listen to this drivel. Afterwards, Trump pushed Montenegro's Prime Minister aside so he could be front and center for the photo op, then refused to shake the hand of the lady who'd offered hers.
     It's that arrogant, right wing ignorance and hostility toward NATO (As well as the United Nations) that makes observers who actually have a functional cerebrum to wonder if he'll just as impetuously pull out of the 195 nation Paris Climate Accord. In light of his rolling back all the Obama regulations on polluting industries, a reasonable person would have cause to suspect it.
     So, let's sum up our Big Boy's First Big Boy Trip:
     He'd cozied up to dictators from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, had a creepy glowing orb ceremony, thought he was out of the Middle East once he landed in Israel and made an Israeli diplomat publicly face palm himself, left no evidence he has a peace plan for Israel and Palestine to follow, screwed the pooch as far as Israeli intelligence-sharing goes, left a chipper Yelp review of Yad Vashem, successfully wrestled the perpetual smile off Pope Francis's face, praised dictators while insulting our NATO allies, and managed to kill some Yemeni elders while preaching vapidly about peace.
     And if that doesn't sufficiently scare you, he found time to submit to Congress while abroad a budget with a two trillion dollar error.

          دانلود آهنگ جدید حامد برادران به نام بعد تو   

دانلود آهنگ جدید حامد برادران به نام بعد تو با ترانه ای از عاطفه حبیبی و سعید میرزایی ، آهنگ سازی و تنظیم حامد برادران به همراه متن آهنگ

دانلود آهنگ جدید حامد برادران به نام بعد تو اولین بار در موزیک ما منتشر شد.


          Cuphead: Entwickler von Studio MDHR setzen alles auf eine Karte, um ihre Vision zu verwirklichen   
Jobs gekündigt, neue Hypotheken fürs Haus: Die Brüder Chad und Jared Moldenhauer setzen alles auf eine Karte und riskieren dabei viel, um ihre Vision des Cartoon-Plattformers Cuphead zu realisieren. Im Gespräch mit GamesRadar, das im NeoGAF aufgegriffen wurde und detaillierte Einblicke in den enormen Entwicklungsaufwand gibt, sprechen die beiden über das ambitionierte Projekt, das auf der E3 2014 angekündigt wurde und an dem zunächst lediglich ein Entwickler-Trio arbeitete - und das meist nur an Wochenenden und als Nebenbeschäftigung.

Irgendwann entschied man sich jedoch dazu, dass Cuphead mehr werden sollte als eine stylische Aneinanderreihung von Bosskämpfen, die mit aufwändigen Animationen visuell das Flair der Zeichentrickfilme aus den 30er-Jahren einfangen würde. "Wir haben erkannt, dass es da draußen eine Menge Leute gibt, die genau das haben wollen, was wir machen", so Chad. "Mein Bruder und ich haben unsere Jobs gekündigt, neue Hypotheken auf unsere Häuser aufgenommen und damit begonnen, das Team zu vergrößern. Das war unsere Chance, um das Spiel abzuliefern, das wir ursprünglich viel lieber umsetzen wollten als die abgespeckte Vision, die wir als Drei-Mann-Team geplant hatten."

Mittlerweile besteht Studio MDHR aus 20 Mitarbeitern, die den Jump'n'Shoot-Titel mit dem außergewöhnlichen Artstyle in den letzten Monaten um klassische Plattform-Level erweitert haben und ihm vermutlich gerade den letzten Feinschliff verpassen, damit Cuphead wie geplant am 29. September auf PC und Xbox One erscheinen kann.

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          Final Drive: An Under-the-Radar Ravens Position Battle   
Michael Campanaro, Keenan Reynolds, undrafted rookie Tim White and more players are competing to be the Ravens' top return specialist. White made his pitch on the latest episode of 'The Lounge.'
          Slovenská armáda má vstať z popola   
Slovenskú armádu čaká rozsiahla modernizácia. Okrem viacúčelových vrtuľníkov UH-60M Black Hawk by mala získať aj nové dopravné a stíhacie lietadlá, bojové vozidlá a 3D radary.
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          20 discos de rock e metal que serão lançados em julho de 2017   

Com a chegada do segundo semestre, a agenda de lançamentos de novos discos deve ficar mais movimentada. E o mês de julho promete agradar a todos os gostos.

Um dos grandes dinossauros dessa lista é Alice Cooper, que se reúne com três músicos de sua banda original para lançar "Paranormal": Neal Smith, Michael Bruce e Dennis Dunaway. O hard rock, por sua vez, está bem representado com registros de Mr. Big, Ten e do recém-reunido Riverdogs, banda que contou com Vivian Campbell na guitarra algum tempo após ele ter saído do Whitesnake.

Entre as surpresas, está "Smoke On This", primeiro álbum solo de Rex Brown, que assume os vocais por aqui. A banda dos irmãos Cavazo, Carlos e Tony, antes da consagração com Quiet Riot e Hurricane, respectivamente, também se juntou para trabalhar em um novo disco - o primeiro desde 1980.

Entre os diversos subgêneros de metal aqui representados, destacam-se "Ritual", novo álbum da banda de gothic metalcore In This Moment; "Shades Of Humanity", dos brasileiros do Shadowside; "Seasons Of The Black", do regular trio Rage; e "The Forest Seasons", o aguardado terceiro disco de estúdio do projeto de Jari Mäenpää.

Veja a lista com 20 lançamentos de destaque em julho de 2017 (e com alguns bônus ao fim):

Riverdogs - "California" (7 de julho)



Decapitated - "Anticult" (7 de julho)



Melvins - "A Walk With Love And Death" (7 de julho)



M.O.D. - "Busted, Broke & American" (7 de julho)



Ten - "Gothica" (7 de julho)



Edguy - "Monuments" (14 de julho - coletânea com 5 faixas inéditas)



Ded - "Mis•an•thrope" (14 de julho)



Mr. Big - "Defying Gravity" (21 de julho)



The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "Barefoot In The Head" (21 de julho)



In This Moment - "Ritual" (21 de julho)



Tau Cross - "Pillar Of Fire" (21 de julho)



Snow - "At Last" (21 de julho - com os irmãos Carlos e Tony Cavazo)


Wintersun - "The Forest Seasons" (28 de julho)



Alice Cooper - "Paranormal" (28 de julho)



Shadowside - "Shades Of Humanity" (28 de julho)



Rex Brown - "Smoke On This" (28 de julho)



Prong - "Zero Days" (28 de julho)


Rage - "Seasons Of The Black" (28 de julho)



Shaman's Harvest - "Red Hands Black Deeds" (28 de julho)



Santana & Isley Brothers - "Power Of Peace" (28 de julho)



Bônus:

- Blind Guardian - "Live Beoynd The Spheres" (7 de julho - ao vivo)
- Graham Bonnet Band - "Live... Here Comes The Night" (7 de julho - ao vivo)
- Jack Russell's Great White - "Once Acoustically Bitten" (14 de julho - acústico)
- Kissin' Dynamite - "Dynamite Nights" (14 de julho - ao vivo)
- Europe - "The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live At The Roundhouse" (21 de julho - ao vivo)
- Unisonic - "Live In Wacken" (21 de julho - ao vivo)
- Bullet For My Valentine - "Live From Brixton: Chapter Two" (28 de julho - ao vivo)
- Masterplan - "Pumpkings" (28 de julho - regravações do Helloween)
- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders - "Garcia Live Volume Nine" (28 de julho - ao vivo gravado em 1974)



* Escrevi esse texto originalmente para o site Whiplash.Net Rock e Heavy Metal.
          Steve Vai conta por que não gosta de cantores em suas músicas   

O guitarrista Steve Vai revelou, em entrevista ao site Ultimate Guitar, o motivo pelo qual não gosta de cantores nas músicas criadas por ele. Apesar de ter tocado em bandas com vocalistas, sua carreira solo é composta de faixas instrumentais.

"Eu gosto de executar minha visão, em minha cabeça, sem que seja diluído por outra pessoa. Senti isso em 'Passion & Warfare' (1990), 'Flex-Able' (1984) e meus outros discos solo. Gosto de vocais e não deixo fora de radar, porque algo pode rolar. Coloco arte na música, enquanto outros perseguem rádios", disse.

Apesar disso, Vai disse que há bandas fazendo trabalhos com vocais e soando naturalmente. "Um exemplo é o Cheap Trick, que continua nessa área, mas há muita pressão tentando reter esse tipo de sucesso mundano", afirmou.
          Polisi Sepakat ‘Tutup Mulut’ soal Film Kontroversi ‘Kau adalah Aku Yang Lain’   
Seperti diketahui, sang sutradara pemenang Video Polri, dalam “Police Movie Festival” Dianggap melecehkan Umat Islam. Film tersebut bercerita tentang toleransi beragama dan kemanusiaan berdurasi 6 menit dan 55 detik. Dalam satu adegan digambarkan sebuah ambulan yang membawa pasien dari agama nonmuslim dalam kondisi kritis. Namun perjalanan mereka ke rumah sakit terhalang karena jembatan rusak. Ambulan […]
          ROSTEC APRESENTA SISTEMA NAVAL DE MÍSSEIS E ARTILHARIA ANTIAÉREA PANTSIR-ME   

Versão marítima do Pantsir oferece proteção absoluta aos navios de guerra: é capaz de atacar simultaneamente quatro alvos localizados até 20 Km de distância e 15 Km de altitude.



Moscou, 28 de Junho de 2017 – A Rostec, corporação estatal da Federação da Rússia que desenvolve, fabrica e exporta produtos industriais de alta tecnologia para o uso civil e militar, apresenta o Pantsir-ME, sistema naval de mísseis e artilharia antiaérea e que oferece a máxima proteção contra ameaças modernas, incluindo veículos aéreos não tripulados de baixo voo e de pequeno porte.




Criados pela KBP (Oficina de Design de Instrumentos, na sigla em russo, e que é parte integrante da holding “Sistemas de Alta Precisão” da Rostec), o Pantsir-ME e os modelos precursores “Kashtan” e “Kashtan-M” são os únicos no mundo a combinar em uma só torre de tiro dois tipos de armamentos: o de artilharia e o de mísseis multiuso (o que já é considerado uma grande vantagem), além de um sistema integrado de radar-óptico para controle de armas. Esses modelos possuem as melhores características de armamentos individuais em comparação aos concorrentes.



O Pantsir-ME oferece também uma proteção total contra ameaças aéreas para os navios de guerra. A probabilidade de defesa é absoluta: equivale a 100%, incluindo a proteção contra mísseis antinavio de baixa altitude e veículos aéreos não tripulados. A principal característica dos sistemas desenvolvidos pela KBP é que podem primeiramente abrir fogo utilizando mísseis contra um alvo e, em seguida, na zona morta de mísseis antiaéreos, utilizarem armamentos de artilharia caso o alvo não tenha sido destruído por completo.



“Um dos imperativos principais da estratégia do Cluster de Armas da Corporação Estatal Rostec é o desenvolvimento e a produção de novos exemplos de armamentos, inclusive no segmento de sistemas antiaéreos. O desenvolvimento do Pantsir-ME é um elemento consistente na implementação dessa estratégia. A criação de cada um dos sistemas principais do Pantsir-ME requereu novas soluções técnicas e científicas. Como resultado, o potencial de destruição do mesmo cresceu de 3 a 4 vezes mais em comparação ao modelo Kashtan-M”, afirma Sergey Chémezov, CEO da Rostec.



“Desta maneira, a zona de interceptação de mísseis foi ampliada de 10 para 20 quilômetros de distância, e de 3 para 15 quilômetros de altitude. Todas as etapas da performance de combate – desde a localização do alvo até o disparo de mísseis – são feitas em movimento. O uso combinado dos sistemas de radares e óptica possibilitam a operação a qualquer hora e sob qualquer condição climática. Todos os processos do sistema são automatizados, garantindo a tripulação realizar apenas a supervisão e controle.”



A alta eficácia do Pantsir-ME é determinada pelos novos recursos implementados no sistema. O design modular permanece intacto: 1 módulo de comando e até 4 módulos de combate dependendo do tipo de navio, o que permite uma defesa flexível. Os armamentos combinados de mísseis e artilharia garantem a destruição eficaz de todos os tipos de alvos em diferentes condições de campo, incluindo armas de defesa com potencial de desenvolvimento de até 2020-2025.



O módulo de combate do Pantsir-ME inclui um sistema de radar multiuso com antenas em fase e um míssil de interceptação cuja distância atinge 20 quilômetros, o que garante o ataque simultâneo a até quatro alvos, além da destruição de mísseis antinavios modernos, ameaças aéreas ou de superfície. O módulo pode também funcionar de forma autônoma e como parte de uma célula de quatro módulos. O sistema pode ser instalado em navios com deslocamento de 300 toneladas ou mais.



Rostec

          China builds new military facilities on Spratly Islands: report   
Beijing has built new military facilities on Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, according to an American think-tank. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said new satellite images show missile shelters and radar and communications facilities being built on the Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefs, […]
          Wednesday, June 28   
* Jazz Fest day one featuring 375 Sessions * Tamara Sandor with Li'l Andy and Alexia Avina * William Austin Clay with Brave Radar and Rakam * MTL en Arts x Under Pressure live art throwdown * Elektra digital arts festival presents the Inferno plus other works
          Freelancer sports scout in Tunisia   
Freelancer sports scout in Tunisia - Sport & Freizeit

Sports Data AG is one of the world's leading suppliers for sport-related live data. Our system is based on our unique, fully automated data extraction and supervision technology for highest quality standard, combined with a complex scout and video signal monitoring system.

We are currently providing the most reliable live data available worldwide for the sports organizations and media industry for all relevant distribution channels.

We have got our own network with 2500 scouts worldwide, who forward us live statistics directly from the venues.

The sports events we are covering include Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball ,Beach volleyball,Handball, Futsal, Inc Hockey ,etc,etc

We are currently looking for live sports reporter (Scout) in  Tunisia. If you are sports enthusiastic, and willing to earn return by your efforts, this will be a fantastic opportunity for you. We will offer you a long-term, reliable part-time job.

Job description:

After proper online training, scouts need to go to stadium which is close to their own live place to report match in live by using own mobile phone keypad. Take soccer match as example: scout need to input all relevant statistics like attacking, corner, yellow (red card), goal, etc. Sportradar’s unique automated system will call scouts mobile phone 15 minutes before match start. There is no any phone cost on scout’s side.

Requirement:

1, scouts must have basic knowledge on soccer and other relevant sports, but soccer is always priority.

2, Certain English communication and listening skill.

3, Reliable, honest as well as good time conception.

4, Must have mobile phone and handset.

Payment:

Payment will be paid on time monthly.via Moneybookers.

Please contact Jerry for further information:

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    Job-Typ:
    Teilzeit
    Gehalt notizen: scouting fee will be varied according to the match level
    Branche: Sport, Freizeit & Lifestyle

          Hoops Hello: Brandon Johns   

The pride of East Lansing High, four-star power forward Brandon Johns, will be a Michigan Wolverine. The top-ranked 2018 prospect in the state made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon:

Johns chose Michigan over the likes of Michigan State, Indiana, and Purdue. Both in-state schools have been pursuing him since he was in middle school, making this a significant head-to-head win for John Beilein over Tom Izzo. He's the second commit in the class, joining three-star East English Village point guard David DeJulius.

GURU RATINGS

Scout Rivals ESPN 247 247 Comp
4*, #21 PF,
#100 Ovr
4* PF,
#43 Ovr
4*, 88, #6 SF,
#40 Ovr
4*, 96, #15 PF,
#50 Ovr
4*, #18 PF,
#54 Ovr

Johns's rankings are in a very tight 40-50 range with the exception of Scout, which is more skeptical but still considers him a four-star prospect. Scout, ESPN, and 247 list him at 6'8" and in the 205-215 pound range; Rivals appears to have an outdated listing of 6'7", 180.

[Hit THE JUMP for scouting, video, and more.]

SCOUTING

Johns has been on the radar for a long time. He jumped out to Sam Webb at Michigan's Elite Camp as a rising freshman in 2014:

This high school freshman-to-be was the best prospect in attendance during the morning session.  The future is amazingly bright for this talented youngster.  He is 6-6, but handles it like he is 6-2.  ... In a match-up with Xavier Tillman, Johns really impressed.  One time down the floor he caught it in the post and went over Tillman for two.  Another time he hit Tillman with a crossover on the wing before hitting a floater from the elbow.  He also drained a number of threes on the day.  All that said, there were some hiccups on the day.  The stronger Tillman was able to push Johns around at times.  Johns also was sometimes too deferential.  Both of those shortcomings can be coached out of him.  This kid is a skilled point forward at this early stage of development.  If he gets to 6-9-plus like his dad he could develop into an unbelievable stretch-four.  Also worth of note is this was Johns’ first ever camp experience… a very nice distinction for the Maize & Blue to have.

He landed on a lot of early watch lists as a top 2018 recruit, and for the most part his development has stayed on track. He's put together an excellent spring that should solidify his lofty rankings. Endless Motor on his performance at May's Spiece Run-N-Slam:

Really liked what I saw over the weekend from Brandon. He has an improved motor that is noticeable on the boards and he displayed much more aggression on the offensive end of the court. He had a few highlight reel dunks in transition, including a windmill that was dunk contest worthy. In the halfcourt Johns buried catch and shoot threes, and showed some really nice vision finding teammates for dunks after breaking defenders down off the dribble. Talent has never been in question for the talented junior, but it appears his motor has caught up to his skill level if this weekend was any indication, and that is a scary thought. At a legit 6’8 and 220 pounds, with very good ball skills and good athleticism, Brandon has all the tools to be an elite level player.

Rivals's Eric Bossi noted a similar uptick in Johns's desire to hit the boards at the EYBL Indianapolis session:

Johns was active on both ends of the floor and did a nice job of cleaning the glass. When he rebounds and plays with some physicality, his entire game opens up. He hit a couple of three pointers and was good for 16 points and nine rebounds.

ESPN updated their evaluation on Johns just a couple weeks ago:

Strengths:
Brandon is a skilled combo forward. He could be a 4 at the collegiate level and then possibly a 3 man at the highest level. He reminds you some of Ex-Dukie Shane Battier. Johns is versatile offensively as he can play inside and out. He is an effective post up player that can also shoot to 20 feet. Johns is a good passer and has a very good basketball IQ. He is a smooth operator that can also be a glue guy because he can do so many things offensively. He is also a solid defender that can guard on the perimeter and in the paint.

Weaknesses:
Brandon, of course, needs to get stronger like most high school players. He is a solid shooter but could be a little more consistent from deep. Defensively he is good versus post players either inside or on the perimeter, he will need to improve guard smaller and quicker players outside on the perimeter.

Bottom Line:
Johns is a great prospect that will be an asset and key piece for what college he chooses. A nice talent and very good player.

UMHoops, like everyone else this spring, saw a talented player putting it all together at Michigan's Team and Elite Camps last weekend:

Brandon Johns has been almost scouted to death at this point after playing two years of Nike EYBL 17U and being highly touted at a young age. The knocks on Johns were always about his motor and production, but suddenly he’s turning a lot of that early potential into consistent productivity. At 6-foot-8 with long arms, Johns has improved as a rebounder and is more aggressive looking for his offense. He’s capable of stretching the floor and driving to the rim and looks like the total package as a stretch four.

As you've probably gathered, Johns looks like a great fit as a versatile four in Beilein's system.

OFFERS

Johns held offers from Alabama, Cal, Creighton, Indiana, Iowa, Memphis, Michigan State, Mizzou, Pitt, Purdue, and Xavier.

STATS

In 13 games for his Indy Heat squad on this spring's EYBL circuit, Johns is averaging 12.6 points, going 61/111 on twos (55%), 17/39 on threes (44%), and 27/40 on free throws (68%) while adding 6.6 rebounds per game with 13 assists, 18 steals, and 19 blocks.

VIDEO

2017 Nike EYBL LA:

2017 Run-N-Slam highlights:

2016 Nike EYBL:

Johns and Tyger Campbell single-game highlights:

Quick 2017 EYBL reel. Is no stranger to dunking.

PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE

Johns looks like an immediate contributor at the four, where he'll share minutes with 2017 incoming freshman Isaiah Livers. Both are skilled for their size, so who gets the larger share of playing time may come down to rebounding and defense—and, of course, familiarity with Beilein's system, which will at least give Livers an initial edge. Johns is the higher-touted prospect, however, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him earn a big role at an early stage.

UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS

Michigan now has two commits, a point guard and a big wing, for the 2018 class. There are two open scholarships left at the moment, though it wouldn't be surprising for Beilein to take three more players—he learned from past classes to recruit with attrition in mind.

Another big wing, four-star SF Pete Nance, is expected to be the next to commit; he'd down to Michigan and Northwestern and reportedly plans to announce soon after this weekend's official visit to Ann Arbor. If Nance commits, Michigan would have room for maybe one more combo forward—top targets include Jerome Hunter, Ignas Brazdeikis, Race Thompson, and Hunter Tyson—and someone who can slot in at shooting guard like Noah Locke.


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          Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening   

"Nearly a quarter of women who don't make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports.

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It's responsible for around 900 deaths a year in the UK.

Regular screening appointments to check for abnormal cell growth are offered to all women aged between 25 and 64.

This study found about a quarter of eligible women didn't go for a cervical screening test. Most women who didn't attend either said they were unaware of screening or that they intended to go, but were overdue for their appointment.

Cervical cancer became a high-profile media topic after the untimely death of reality TV star Jade Goody from the disease in 2009. It now seems that almost a decade later, the issue has dropped off the radar for many women.

The researchers suggest that interventions to increase the uptake of cervical screening should focus on three main types of non-participants:

  • those who intend to go to screening but don't actually confirm an appointment
  • those unaware of screening
  • those who actively decide not to be screened

Read more about cervical cancer screening, including why it's offered and who's invited for a screening test.

Where did the story come from?

The study was carried out by researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK and the National Cancer Institute in the US.

It was funded by a grant from Cancer Research UK.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Cancer. It's available on an open access basis and is free to read online.

BBC News' coverage was balanced and accurate.

What kind of research was this?

This cross-sectional study wanted to assess the prevalence of women who didn't participate in the UK cervical cancer screening programme, and better understand the reasons why they didn't attend.

Cervical screening is used to detect any abnormal changes in cells in the cervix that could potentially develop into cervical cancer.

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening.

But the uptake of cervical screening has been decreasing in the UK. The researchers wanted to investigate the reasons behind the fall in attendance.

Cross-sectional studies are useful for analysing data from a population at a specific point in time. But a drawback is that they can't confirm the cause for any observations or explore which factors could be having an influence.

What did the research involve?

Researchers surveyed 3,113 women eligible for screening in the UK using face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPIs).

Four questions were asked around past screening behaviour and whether the women intended to attend screening in the future.

The questions were:

  • Have you ever heard of cervical screening, also known as the smear test or Pap test?
  • Have you ever had a cervical screening test?
  • When was the last time you had a cervical screening test?
  • Do you intend to go when next invited?

From their responses, the women were categorised as either participants or non-participants.

Non-participants were classified as:

  • unaware
  • unengaged
  • undecided
  • decided not to be screened
  • intending to be screened

Data was also collected on sociodemographic characteristics, such as:

  • age
  • marital status
  • number and age of children
  • occupational status
  • ethnicity
  • first language spoken

What were the basic results?

Of the 3,113 women, 793 (27%) were classed as non-participants:

  • 219 women (28%) were unaware of screening
  • 406 women (51%) were overdue for screening but intended to be screened
  • 118 women (15%) had decided not to be screened

Women between the ages of 25 and 34 were more likely to be classed as non-participants. They were also the most likely age group to be unaware of screening. Women aged 55-64 were most likely to have decided against screening.

Women from lower socioeconomic groups and who didn't work were more likely to be unaware of screening, overdue for screening, or to have decided against screening.

Single women were more likely to be unaware or to have decided not to be screened compared with married women.

Women from ethnic minority groups were more likely to be unaware of screening. But South Asian and black women were more likely to intend to go to screening than white British women.

When language was adjusted for, there was no difference between white British women and those from different ethnic backgrounds.

How did the researchers interpret the results?

The researchers concluded that, "This work suggests that the vast majority of women in Britain who are not participating in cervical screening as recommended are not making an active decision not to attend.

"Most non-participants are either unaware or would like to be screened but are unable to translate their positive intentions to be screened into action." 

Conclusion

This study presents interesting findings on the proportion of women who don't go for cervical screening tests, and the possible reasons for their non-attendance.

Researchers found most non-participants were either unaware of screening or intended to go to screening but still failed to go. This was most common in single women aged 25-34.

One point to note is that the data was collected through self-reported questionnaires, which carry the risk of inaccurate reporting because of the perceived social stigma around screening and the desire to give the "right" response.

In the case of cervical cancer screening, it's possible women know they should attend screening but for whatever reasons don't want to attend, but feel more comfortable saying that they do in fact plan to attend screening, even when they might not in reality.

Another point is that women who agree to participate in market research screening interviews may be from different socio-demographic groups to those who don't.

This means we can't be completely sure that this sample – despite being large – represents the views and screening participation of the population as a whole. 

The researchers suggest that this study will help focus interventions on three main types of non-participants to increase the uptake of cervical screening:

  • those who intend to go to screening but are overdue for the test
  • those unaware of screening
  • those who actively decide not to be screened

This incredibly useful study highlights the need for further exploration into the reasons why some women don't go for cervical screening – what is the exact reason women are unaware of screening, and why do they choose not to attend?

These questions are important, as cervical cancer is often preventable if abnormal cell changes are detected early.

In England, screening is offered to all women aged 25-64. Teenage girls aged 12-13 are offered the HPV vaccine, which helps protect against cervical cancer, as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination schedule.

Links To The Headlines

No-show women at cervical screening 'unaware of test'. BBC News, June 30 2017

Links To Science

Marlow LAV, Chorley AJ, Haddrell J, et al. Understanding the heterogeneity of cervical cancer screening non-participants: Data from a national sample of British women. European Journal of Cancer. Published online May 20 2017


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