Council to replace all parking machines for £340k to accept new £1 coin   
All 120 on-street parking machines in Oxfordshire will be replaced at a cost of £340,000 to accept the new £1 coin.
          Confira o resumo da semana de "O Rico e Lázaro" de 03 a 07 de Julho   
Resumo da semana de "O Rico e Lázaro" . (Imagem/Divulgação)
Confira o resumo da semana de "O Rico e Lázaro" de 03 a 07 de Julho. Esta semana, em "O rico e Lázaro", a vida de Daniel (Gabriel Gracindo) está em jogo. Mais uma vez, a vida do governador Daniel está em risco por conta dos seus inimigos. Agora, Beroso (Cassio Scapin) e Nebuzaradã (Angelo Paes Leme) vão atentar contra a integridade dele, que será salvo por um anjo do Senhor.

Segunda-feira, dia  03


Zac expulsa Fassur. Elga finge gostar de Joana. Asher segue para ajudar Aksumai, que grita por socorro no canteiro de obras. Larsa fica furioso ao ver que Naomi não está. Ilana pressiona Matias para que ele tome a decisão correta. Próximo ao canteiro de obras, Asher vê Aksumai, um príncipe de Meroé, gritando por ajuda. Ele avisa que foi picado por uma cobra. Asher o ajuda. Aksumai promete recompensá-lo. Yasha explica o motivo de seu tique nervoso. Ezequiel é recebido pela família de Ravina.

Zac acompanha Joana até sua casa. Abednego fala sobre o estado de saúde de Daniel. Neusta marca um encontro com Irom, pai de Yasha. Samira se disfarça para dançar na Casa da Lua. Asher e Lior ajudam o príncipe Aksumai. Talita e Samira preparam chá para os maridos dormirem melhor. Arioque convida Aspenaz para se divertir. Em conversa com Ebede, Joaquim elogia Yasha, mas diz estar apaixonado por Edissa. Samira aproveita enquanto todos dormem e sai para dançar escondida na Casa da Lua. Nabucodonosor diz estar desconfiado de Irom. Shag-Shag vê Arioque e fica envergonhada. Aspenaz fica maravilhado com o local.

Nebuzaradã e Beroso tramam contra Daniel. Sob um lenço, Samira dança para todos na Casa da Lua. Ela fica surpresa ao ver Rabe-Sáris no local. Nitócris é bajulada por Nabonido. Talita engana Shamir e Tamir. Ebede tenta acalmar Gadise. Samira chega em casa e conta como foi a noite para Talita. Aspenaz fica bêbado e é carregado por Arioque. Ezequiel diz sábias palavras à Joana. Daniel é salvo por um anjo do Senhor e recebe a visita de Ezequiel. Ebede-Meleque procura Ilana. Rabe-Sáris vê Samira com um lenço na mão e ela fica tensa. Yasha escuta Edissa falando sobre o pedido de casamento feito por Joaquim. Aksumai faz uma proposta a Asher. O príncipe diz que lhe dará a liberdade caso ele mate Nabucodonosor.

Terça-feira, dia 04

Asher se recusa a matar o rei. O príncipe Aksumai lhe presenteia com uma adaga. Yasha pede para falar a sós com Edissa. Samira fica tensa diante da presença de Rabe-Sáris. Ilana pede para ficar a sós com Ebede-Meleque. Zadoque estranha a presença do rapaz em sua casa. Talita questiona Samira sobre os encontros com Fassur. Daniel recebe a visita de Ezequiel. Matias se irrita com a presença de Ebede em sua casa. Eles discutem e o eunuco o agride. Joana tenta acalmar Ebede.

Ravina pede para falar com Matias. Nabucodonosor comemora a melhora de Daniel. O rei fica ainda mais feliz ao saber que a estátua de Marduk ficou pronta. Neusta vê Yasha conversando com Edissa. Rabe-Sáris recebe o carinho de Zelfa. Joana apoia Ebede. Lior tenta convencer Asher a desistir da vingança. Nabucodonosor pede para Lia continuar cuidando de Daniel. Ravina diz que Matias deverá se casar com Gadise. Beroso diz que convencerá o rei a fazer um decreto obrigando todos a se curvarem diante da nova estátua construída no Campo de Dura. Ravina elogia a postura de Zadoque.

Joana vai até a oficina de armas da família de Zac e encomenda alguns moldes para a costureira Dalila. Shamir e Samira falam das encomendas de amuletos feitas a Fassur. Gadise descobre que Ebede bateu em Matias e se irrita com o eunuco. Nebuzaradã diz desconfiar da união entre Neusta e Irom. Joaquim conversa com o novo sogro. Gadise se abre com Kassaia e fala sobre sua gravidez. Neusta e Nitócris se provocam. Matias convida Gadise para um jantar. Abednego estranha o comportamento de Matias. O rei manda servir algumas guloseimas para Daniel. Joaquim conversa com Yasha e confessa que ama Edissa. Neusta chega e eles avisam que não se casarão mais.

Quarta-feira, dia 05

Neusta finge não ouvir o aviso de Joaquim e Yasha. Zac presenteia Zelfa e Elga. Shag-Shag avisa que procurará clientes no palácio. Yasha agradece a sinceridade de Joaquim. Neusta inicia as preparações para a festa de casamento do filho. Nebuzaradã dá em cima de Joana e Sammu fica enciumada. Fassur discute com Zadoque. Neusta e Irom confabulam contra a Babilônia. Shag-shag sente ciúmes ao ver Arioque conversando com Namnu.

Hurzabum trata Rebeca com carinho. Fassur diz que fará de tudo para destruir Joana. Triste, Shag-Shag retorna para a Casa da Lua. Raquel e Dalila parabenizam Gadise pela gravidez. Nitócris ameaça Sammu-Ramat. Os sábios hebreus lamentam a presença de Nabonido. Joaquim avisa que não se casará com Yasha e pede apoio a Evil-Merodaque e Shamiran. Lia se apresenta à Amitis. Abednego visita Naomi. Daniel agradece a ajuda de Deus.

Em conversa com um feitor do Campo de Dura, Asher prova que é bom de arco-e-flecha. Ezequiel parabeniza a fé de Joana. Zac visita sua noiva e lhe presenteia com uma joia. Matias apresenta Gadise aos familiares. Rabe-Sáris se despede de Nebuzaradã e segue para a Casa da Lua. Nabucodonosor anuncia a partida para o Campo de Dura. Yasha aproveita a ocasião e avisa que não se casará com Joaquim. Neusta desmaia com a notícia.

Quinta-feira, dia 06

Amitis se preocupa com o estado de saúde de Neusta. Matias pede a mão de Gadise em casamento. Samira e Talita falam sobre a próxima vez que dançarão na Casa da Lua. Edissa e Ebede são avisados sobre o desmaio de Neusta. Elga e Fassur bebem vinho durante o jantar. Neusta finge estar desacordada e escuta a conversa entre Joaquim e Edissa. Hurzabum lamenta ao ver Shag-Shag bêbada.

Samira e Talita esperam todos dormirem. Matias se recusa a acompanhar Gadise até o palácio. Hurzabum se preocupa com o atraso de sua dançarina. Talita espera todos dormirem e sai escondida. Yasha pede para Joaquim fazer Edissa feliz. Nabucodonosor se declara para a rainha. Disfarçada, Talita dança na Casa da Lua. Rabe-Sáris gosta da mulher misteriosa. Mostrando sinais de loucura, Fassur procura uma prostituta. Joana conversa com Dana e diz que ainda não ama Zac.

Asher agradece pela amizade de Lior. Lia cuida de Daniel. Irom e Yasha se despedem do rei e deixam o palácio. Nitócris se prepara para a viagem ao Campo de Dura. Neusta lamenta a partida de Irom e Yasha. Nitócris humilha Nabonido. Os sábios hebreus se preparam para deixar a Babilônia. Elga flagra as gêmeas falando mal de seus filhos.

Sexta-feira, dia 07

As gêmeas desconversam, mas Elga desconfia. Nabucodonosor pede para Daniel ficar no palácio para repousar. Samira e Talita decidem dar um tempo nas danças. Kassaia apoia Gadise. Sammu e Beroso tramam contra os hebreus. Nicolau vai até o palácio para levar os moldes encomendados por Dalila. Ele é recebido por Raquel e dá em cima dela. Mesaque fica enciumado. Beroso sugere que o rei faça um decreto obrigando todos a se curvarem diante da estátua.

O sacerdote procura Joaquim e avisa que ele terá que partir para o Campo de Dura com a comitiva do rei. Gadise se entristece com o comportamento frio de Matias. Rebeca recebe a visita de Hurzabum. Eles cantam e tocam. A comitiva do rei chega ao Campo de Dura para a inauguração da estátua do deus Marduk. Asher observa Nebuzaradã se aproximando com os outros nobres. Daniel e Aspenaz dão orientações a Belsazar. Ravina e Zadoque seguem para a eleição na sinagoga. Elga implica com as noras. Dalila acha graça ao perceber que Nicolau está dando em cima dela.

Asher reconhece a voz de Kassaia e descobre que se trata da princesa misteriosa. Dalila costura um vestido para presentear Neusta. Edissa cuida da rainha de Judá. Fassur pede votos para os filhos de Elga. Asher observa Sammu e Nebuzaradã se afastando do local da construção da estátua e decide segui-los. A votação começa na sinagoga. Escondido, Asher flagra Nebuzaradã e Sammu-Ramat aos beijos. Amitis elogia a grandiosidade da estátua do rei. Kassaia também flagra Nebuzaradã e Sammu se beijando. Ela sai desorientada.

Asher a segue. Fassur vence a votação, mas Zac chega e pede a anulação dos votos. Ele avisa que o sacerdote comprou votos. Em conversa com Aspenaz, Daniel fala sobre seu amor por Lia. Dissimulados, Sammu e Nebuzaradã retornam ao local da inauguração da estátua. Gadise estranha o sumiço de Kassaia. Beroso anuncia a inauguração da estátua e avisa que todos presentes deverão se curvar ao monumento.

          Smaller Texas Banks Stand to Gain from Ban on Debit Surcharge   
This year the Texas Legislature passed HB 3068 , banning the surcharge placed on debit cards. The bill was championed by The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), an organization that provides resources to the state’s smaller, community banks. IBAT Executive Vice President Stephen Scurrlock says the law will have a positive impact on Texas’ small businesses – and that by scuttling the additional cost of using a card not affiliated with a giant bank, payment by debit card will no longer discriminate against community banks.
          Eagle crews respond to plane crash near Costco   

Eagle Fire crews are responding Friday to a single-engine plane crash near Costco.

 

          Los pibes llegaron tarde   

El primer tiempo de Francia, de la mano de Bathiste Tchouaffe (21 puntos, 4-6 triples, en 21 minutos) fue demoledor para el seleccionado argentino, que llegó a descontar la diferencia que trepó a los 19 tantos pero no le alcanzó para el triunfo.

A los pibes le costó meterse en el juego, tras intentar una defensa zonal, al comienzo del segundo cuarto, que se mostró poco coordinada.

Luego del 10-29, a los 13 minutos, Argentina empezó a mostrar síntomas de recuperación. Ahí fue cuando tomó mayor protagonismo Santiago Vaulet (primer partido oficial después de más de un año), quien terminó con 18 puntos, 10 rebotes, 4 asistencias pero 5 pérdidas, en 29 minutos.

También por los aciertos de Matías Solanas (16 tantos, 4-6 triples), Argentina clavó un parcial de 13-4, en el arranque del último cuarto, y se acercó 49-56, a los 36m, todavía con chances de darlo vuelta.

Francia (actual campeón de Europa U 18) sintió la presión y falló un par de libres. Argentina, en la respuesta, no tuvo efectividad (31% en todo el partido), perdió un par de pelotas más (19 en total) y se esfumaron sus posibilidades.

Así pasó el debut de en el Mundial U 19, que se juega en El Cairo, Egipto. En la segunda fecha, este domingo, también por el Grupo A, Argentina enfrentará a Corea del Sur, desde las 8.15. Los coreanos cayeron frente a Nueva Zelanda (rival del martes) por 88-81.


          Quieren cambiar la base   

Luego de traspasar a Jimmy Butler, su jugador estrella, los Bulls pretenden prescindir de otra pieza clave de lo que fue su núcleo durante la campaña 16/17. Según confirmó The Chicago Tribune, [SUB]la franquicia no tendrá en cuenta a Rajon Rondo[/SUB], y buscará desprenderse de él como sea necesario.

Rondo alternó buenas y malas durante la pasada temporada. Comenzó como titular indiscutido, pero su irregularidad y mal carácter le costaron el puesto, y llegó a quedar relegado de varios partidos por cortocircuitos con el entrenador Fred Hoiberg.

Chicago se clasificó con lo justo a Playoffs, y el ex Boston se convirtió en un jugador clave durante la serie de primera ronda ante su anterior equipo. Tras ganar los dos primeros, Rondo se quebró el pulgar derecho y los Bulls no volvieron a conocer el triunfo.

En resumen, la franquicia de Illinois conoció las dos caras del armador en un año, y a partir de ello, le están buscando salida del equipo.

[SUB]La primera opción es cortarlo en la próximas horas[/SUB], antes que su contrato de 13.4 millones de dólares quede totalmente garantizado y ocupe parte del espacio salarial, y pagarle sólo tres millones para rescindirle. [SUB]La alternativa es buscarle un traspaso[/SUB], lo cual sería más complejo, pero disponen de más tiempo.

Vale recordar que la agencia libre de la NBA se abre a primera hora del sábado, y de ser cortado por los Bulls, Rondo tendrá que buscar nuevo equipo. En el mercado también se encuentran otras grandes figuras, como Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry (se quedarían en Golden State), Blake Griffin, Gordon Hayward y Derrick Rose, un viejo conocido de los Bulls, que fue traspasado a New York hace poco más de un año.

Chicago ya dejó ir a su otro base, Michael Carter-Williams, quien tenía opción de equipo para seguir, aunque sumaron a Kris Dunn en el traspaso por Butler, y parece que apostarán fuerte por él. La otra promesa que arribó fue Zach LaVine, junto al novato Lauri Markkanen.


          El lujo de los Hawks   

La tecnología pisa fuerte en la NBA y sobre todo en sus estadios, que cada día cuentan con mejor conectividad y comodidades para sus fanáticos. Sin embargo, los Hawks fueron un poco más allá de eso: le agregaron un toque cultural característico de Atlanta al Phillips Arena, donde hacen de local.

La remodelación del estadio traerá grandes modificaciones: [SUB]una peluquería sobre las gradas con vistas a la cancha[/SUB], propiedad del rapero Killer Mike, habitaciones con simuladores de ProGolf para que los fanáticos se entretengan, innovadores salones para la prensa y[SUB] hasta un bar al lado del campo de juego[/SUB].

Todos estos cambios costarán un total de 192.5 millones de dólares a la franquicia, que contará con el apoyo de distintas empresas. Además, deberán aportar 50 millones al estado de Georgia por la obra. Además, para la aprobación de las remodelaciones, [SUB]los Hawks debieron firmar un contrato de alquiler hasta 2048 [/SUB]con los dueños del establecimiento.



          Comment on Star-Studded Arrow Panel Set For Comic-Con 2017 by Craig Byrne   
I'm totally feeling the opposite on that, myself. Wild Dog's costume looks SO true to the comics - it feels like it's something that just jumped right off the comics page. Probably one of my favorites in all of DC TV. But I do respect your opinion.
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Não caríssimos, não estais na presença de um holograma, sou mesmo eu em forma de letras, de volta a'Os Livros da Anita.

Em noite de São João, enquanto uns se encontram de martelinhos e alhos-porros em riste, encontro-me eu cara-a-cara com as linhas brancas, por preencher, deste blog que em tempos já foi a minha segunda casa;
Depois de um longo debate de interesses e com o afoito fogo de artifício são joanino como fundo, eis que surge o fumo branco: estou de volta! Manterei o heterónimo dos clicks e dos flashes no blog siamês mas, é com a voz embargada pela emoção que anuncio alegremente o regresso à prosa.

Combinamos encontro no local do costume. Eu. Vocês. As minhas palavras e as vossas.
Até já.


That's all Folks

          Di: mangrovie   
Ricordo quel bellissimo film con Monica Vitti e Tognazzi, mi pare, nel film fratello e sorella costretti ad una convivenza travagliata, in cui lui per dispetto le strappa - ed ingoia - le ultime pagine dei gialli che lei adora - e che deve ovviamente ancora leggere. Bastardi si nasce, c'è poco da fare, si può solo migliorare!
           Southern Company Suspends Gasification at Kemper County    

Southern Company Suspends Gasification at Kemper County

$subtitles.get($x) Southern Company indicated the move would manage costs in light of the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s order to remove financial risk to ratepayers. http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2017/06/southern-company-suspends-gasification-at-kemper-county.html?cmpid=enl_pe_powerengineeringe-newsletter_2017-06-30&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1801644

          The 77-inch LG OLED Wallpaper TV costs as much as a brand new car   

Just like all of the CES events that ever happened, tech brands are keen on showing off crazy new tech there. And LG, being one of the biggest names in the industry today, used the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 to launch their crazy thin LG W-series — the W stands for “Wallpaper”. As what the branding […]

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Quem foram os Nazarenos?
by uriel Ben Levy

Nótzêr da beneficência com milhares; que perdoa a iniqüidade, a transgressão e o pecado; que de maneira alguma terá por inocente o culpado; que visita a iniqüidade dos pais sobre os filhos e sobre os filhos dos filhos até a terceira e quarta geração. Shemot/Ex 30:4

Então brotará um Nêtzér do toco de Jessé, e das suas raízes um renovo frutificará. Yeshayah/Is 11:1

E todos os do teu povo serão justos; para sempre herdarão a terra; serão Nêtzér por mim plantados, obra das minhas mãos, para que eu seja glorificado. Yeshayah/Is 60:21

Pois haverá um dia em que gritarão os Nótzêrim sobre o monte de Efraim: Levantai-vos, e subamos a Tziôn, ao YHWH nosso Élohím. Yirmeyahu/Jr 31:6

e foi habitar numa aldeia chamada Netzarét; para que se cumprisse o que fora dito pelos profetas: Ele será chamado Nêtzér. Mattityah/Mt 2:23


Os Nazarenos foram uma “seita” judaica implantada proféticamente pelo haKadosh Yahushua haMashiach durante o período do segundo templo. Inicialmente este terno
“ Nazareno” remonta à pessoa do Rabbi Yahushua Ben David Ben Avraham da cidade de Nazaré, que foi denominado na Brit chadashah de “ O Nazareno”( ver Mt 2:23). Então todos os seguidores do Rabbi Yahushua foram conhecidos na antiguidade como “ Os Nazarenos”.
Fisoloficamente refere-se a todos os seguidores Israelitas e estrangeiros em Yahushua haMashiach e todos observadores da Torah. Nêtzer ou Nêtzerim não se aplica inicialmente aos moradores da aldeia de Nazaré, mas um grupo escatológico que acreditavam ser os eleitos de YHWH em seu filho Yahushua, para andar e proteger o caminho da verdade.
O termo “nazareno” vem da palavra hebraica “ NTZR” = “Nêtzér”, que quer dizer: ramo, broto, rebento, remanescente. Ainda relacionado a palavra “Nêtzér”, temos as mesmas consoantes, da mesma raíz, e que forma a palavra: “Nótzér”; e tem o significado de: observar, cuidar, guardar, proteger, preservar, seguir (mandamentos), manter em oculto. Encontramos 74 vezes no Tanakh as mesmas consoantes! , as vezes “Nêtzer, Nátzer, Nótzêr”, e na maioria das vezes está relacionado a YHWH como guardião e protetor da Torah e de seu povo Israel, também está relacionado com o Messias como guardião da verdade e da compaixão, e uma vez como Ramo e rebento da casa de David (que se repetirá em Mt 2:23), e uma vez referente aos remanescentes seguidores do Caminho de Yah, plantados por Yah! (que se repetirá em Atos 24:5 “os Nêtzerim”), e muitas vezes refere-se àqueles que observam e guardam o testemunho de Elohim e seus mandamentos e ainda aqueles que se mantém fiéis e firmes na Verdade da Torah, tem ainda os significados de: Guardião, Protetor, Atalaia, Seguidor, Mantenedor dos segredos. Este termo também refere-se ao futuro Teshuvah-retorno para YHWH que farão os da casa de Efrayim/as dez tribos perdidas da Casa de Israel depois de um longo período vivendo no gentilismo como se fossem gentios pagãos! Portanto a Casa de Efrayim é o filho pródigo que voltará e já está voltando para casa e para os braços do Pai YAH com grande júbilo e alegria! E também provocando ciúmes no seu irmão Judah por causa do seu retorno!

Vejamos outras definições:

O “pai da igreja” Jerónimo (século 4) descreve a estes nazarenos como:

“os que aceitam ao Messias de tal maneira que não cessam de observar a Torah (“lei”).” (Jerónimo; Sobre Isa. 8:14)

O Padre Epifanio (Século IV) também descreve os Nazarenos em sua antiga obra Panarion:

"Mas estes sectários... não se chamavam de cristãos - mas de 'nazarenos'... contudo, são simplesmente judeus completos... Eles não possuem diferentes idéias, mas confessam tudo exatamente como a Torá descreve e na forma judaica - exceto, porém, por sua crença no Messias. Pois eles reconhecem tanto a ressurreição dos mortos quanto a criação divina de todas as coisas, e declaram que Elohim é Um, e que o Seu Filho é Yahushua o Messias. Eles são bem treinados no hebraico. Pois dentre eles a Torá inteira, os Nevi'im (Profetas) e... os Ketuvim (Escritos)... são lidos em hebraico...Eles são diferentes dos judeus, e diferentes dos cristãos, apenas no seguinte: Eles discordam dos judeus porque chegaram à fé no Messias; mas eles ainda estão na Torá -- circuncisão, o Shabat, e o restante -- eles não estão de acordo com os cristãos... eles não são nada mais do que judeus... Eles possuem as Boas Novas de acordo com Matitiyahu completamente em hebraico... tal qual foram escritas originalmente." (Epifânio;Panarion.29).

O historiador Justo L. Gonzales diz em seu livro História do Cristianismo dos primeiros crentes: "... Não pensem que eles pertenceram a uma nova religião. Eles eram judeus, e a unica diferença que os separavam do restante, é que eles acreditavam que o Messias havia chegado, enquanto os demais judeus ainda aguardavam a vinda do Messias”.

O Nome Nazareno pode ser lidos em grego nestas formas : Nazoreo, Nadsoraios, Nadsarênos, que são transcrições do arameu Nasraya. Algumas vezes se confundiu o nome nazareno com o voto de nazireu(apesar que na antiga história os nazarenos são descritos com aqueles que também tomavam voto de nazireu).
Algumas igrejas orientais que não se ligaram a Igreja do império romano traçam suas origens e tradições com os antigos judeus nazarenos e ainda nos dias de hoje mantém alguns costumes preservados, como as comunidades Sirio malabar de tradição Nasranis na Índia, Birmânia e Nepal e ainda eles mantém a liturgia em lingua semita e conservam o novo testamento em arameu a quem chamam de Peshita, segundo dizem que receberam originalmente do apóstolo Tomé em caracteres aramaico.
O termo Nêtzerim se conservou no mundo semítico para designar os discípulos de Yahushua oriundos do judaísmo mais os prosélitos de outras nações. Enquanto que o termo “ Kristiano, ou Cristão” prevaleceu no mundo Greco-Romano e veio a designar uma nova religião criada e apoiada pelo império romano e separada dos nazarenos judeus, como bem disse o historiado da igreja Epifanio: “ eles (os nazarenos) não se chamavam de Cristãos...”.
Nos dias atuais esta distinção permanece entre Nazarenos e Cristãos, sendo os nazarenos uma “seita” judaica e os Cristãos uma religião do estado Romano(vaticano) ou protestante.

No Tanakh, apenas pouquíssimas vezes o termo refere-se de forma negativa a um *Ramo abominável que se levantaria na Babilônia (Is 14:19) que é uma profecia referente a Nabucodonosor(Nevukadnétzar, o falso netzer), seu nome pode ser traduzido como: O Guardião do vaso do transe! Que é o vaso que contém o vinho toxicante da magia, idolatria e luxúria dado aos povos!


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          High yields, low grain prices: Manage phosphorus and potassium wisely   

Bumper grain yields are being harvested from most Iowa fields this fall. However, due to low crop prices producers are thinking of reducing phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer application rates. A few important management options should be considered when making decisions with unfavorable crop/fertilizer price ratios.


          Farmers apply science to optimize nitrogen on corn   

Think Different

The South Central Co-op at Lacona, Iowa, is promoting a more science-based approach to applying nitrogen fertilizer on corn to its member farmers. In the first year of its new Sustain platform, 28 farmers signed on to apply no fertilizer last fall, only a base amount at planting, and more N as needed in split applications during the growing season as recommended by the Adapt-N modeling tool. The goal is to apply only the amount of nitrogen the corn crop needs, when the corn plants can use it, for optimal yields and minimum nitrate loss to tile and waters downstream. 

Randy Miller was one of the first farmers to change his fertilizer habit and join the South Central Co-op’s Sustain program – applying nitrogen to corn using a more science-based approach than is customary in his area.

After applying all nitrogen in one pass, for the most part, in his 25 years of farming, Randy was one of three farmers last year that worked with the Lacona, Iowa, ag retailer to test and transition to split applications.

South-Central-Coop-nitrogen-application

Test results were good. This year, 28 farmers joined the program to make split applications on 81 fields over 4,000 acres. It was the kickoff year for the retailer’s new Sustain platform.

30 bushel yield boost

“I was probably as surprised as anyone with last year’s results,” says South Central’s agronomy manager Brent Hall. “First, I was surprised that Adapt-N and our Soil Scan 360 tests found so much of the spring-applied 150 to 160 pounds of N could be lost by summer. And then I was surprised by the 30 bushel per acre yield increase we received when we added 50 pounds of N per acre by plane in June.”

Hall says the total amount of N applied for most Sustain participants this year may have been less than in the past, but the big difference was application timing. “Most farmers here will typically apply 150 to 160 pounds of N per acre pre-plant in one shot in the spring, and that’s it,” Hall says.

“But these 28 farmers using the Sustain platform applied a reduced base rate of 50 to 80 pounds pre-plant, and we used Adapt-N as the corn grew to guide us in how much more N we would topdress dry, from mid-June to early July. It varied from field to field; in most cases Adapt-N called for another 50 to 80 pounds.

Using less N this year

That’s how it worked for Chad Altenhofen near Chariton, Iowa. “I’d normally apply about 180 pounds of anhydrous in the fall or spring with no stabilizer. But with this program last year I applied 120 pounds in the spring, and we watched Adapt N to tell us when to apply more and how much,” Altenhofen says. “It worked great—I saw a 20 to 25 bushel per acre bump in corn yields and I cut back the nitrogen amount by 20 pounds. This year we’re using even less. We’re getting as good or better yields with less N, all because with split applications guided by Adapt-N, we don’t lose as much N and we apply when the corn needs it.”

“We’re trying some foliar fertilizer as a third shot of N, but I think going forward, we’ll settle into being most comfortable with two N applications for most people,” Hall says.

Screen-shot-showing-nitrogen-application

0.75 pound N per bushel?

“We don’t know yet, but we’ll find out if we can grow corn with three quarters of a pound of nitrogen per bushel, compared to the ISU standard of 1.1 pound per bushel,” Hall says. “I think we can do that on these soils in southern Iowa.”

Hall has treated his dry urea with NutriSphere, a polymer coating, and branded it as EnergizeN.  “This dry urea gives us a longer window to apply N, and has been a game-changer for us,” Hall says. “This can lay there for three weeks without a rain and still be viable, so our window of application is a month or more. I’d guess about 60 percent of our customers apply ammonia themselves as side-dress or preplant, but most of our customers have their dry fertilizer custom-applied. We just have to be sure it’s applied by tassel time—we’ve probably got three weeks from mid-June to do that top-dressing.”

No more single N application

“Fall application or a one-time pre-plant N application was a convenience thing,” says Miller. “We didn’t really have a good way to do this split application consistently. But we just weren’t getting what we wanted from one fertilizer trip—we were just throwing nitrogen away. It’s good to have the ability now to wait on part of it. The tests on my farm reaffirmed what I thought would happen—I think split applications can have huge benefits for us.”

“We’re trying to curb costs and maximize yields for our growers,” says Hall. “We think that with the use of Adapt-N, a check on Adapt-N with our Soil Scan 360 tools, and our experience we’re doing a good job of that. A lot of farmers who haven’t signed up yet are watching to see how this works.”

Find out more about the Sustain program.


          China Completes Construction Of New Missile Shelters On Disputed South China Sea Islands   

Trump's "up and down" relationship with China may be on the precipice of taking a sharp dive into the proverbial abyss.  After frequently threatening to label China a "currency manipulator" on the campaign trail last year, Trump's relationship with China's President Xi Jinping took a decided turn for the better after a meeting at Mar-a-Lago in which China vowed to help address the "menace of North Korea" .

But apparently those efforts have officially failed:

 

And, shortly after those efforts were declared dead, the Trump administration signed a $1.3 billion arms deal with Taiwan, a deal which China has "demanded" be cancelled immediately.

Meanwhile, as the Financial Times points out today, in the midst of all the international crises, China has made great strides building out and further militarizing their disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Over the past three months, China has built four new missile shelters on Fiery Cross, boosting the number of installations on the reef to 12, according to satellite images provided to the Financial Times by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

China has also expanded radar facilities on Fiery Cross and two other disputed reefs — Subi and Mischief — in the Spratly Island chain, and started building underground structures that Greg Poling, director of CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, assesses will be used to store munitions.

 

“We haven’t seen any slowdown in construction, including since the Mar-a-Lago summit,” said Mr Poling. “The islands are built and they are clearly militarised, which means they already got over the hard part. Now every time they put in a new radar or new missile shelter, it is harder for the world to get angry. They are building a gun, they are just not putting the bullets in yet.”

 

The advances underscore how much progress China has made towards militarizing the man-made islands in ways that significantly enhance its ability to both monitor activity in the South China Sea and to project power in the western Pacific where the US has been the dominant power in the seven decades since the second world war.

Euan Graham, an Asia expert at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, said it was “not quite game over in the South China Sea” but that China had fundamentally altered the status quo over the islands that would be hard to change barring war or natural disasters.

 

“They already exert a strategic effect by projecting China’s presence much further out,” said Mr Graham. “They will not prevent the US Navy from operating in their vicinity, but they will complicate the threat environment for US ships and aircraft — by extending the [Chinese navy’s] surveillance and targeting net, as well as the envelope of power projection.”

 

Of course, these latest provocations come despite a promise made to Obama in 2015 that "China would not militarize the man-made islands"...a promise which the Obama administration apparently took at face value and proceeded to bury their heads in the sand.

During a visit to Washington, Mr Xi told Barack Obama in 2015 that China would not militarise the man-made islands, but in the intervening 20 months Beijing has stepped up construction, and now has runways that can accommodate Chinese fighter jets.

 

China’s legal claim to the seas around the maritime features is legally controversial since many were dredged out of coral and sand and thus not entitled to status as islands. But Vasily Kashin, an expert on the Chinese military at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, said the goal was never legal sovereignty but to give China forward bases from which it could patrol and exercise control in their vicinity.

 

“If you have this infrastructure in the Spratlys, it allows China to constantly monitor aircraft and ships in the South China Sea. The point is that no one will be able to do anything in the area without them seeing.”

 

Ely Ratner, an Asia expert who served in the Obama administration, said Washington had failed to craft a strategy to convince China to halt militarisation of the man-made islands. “Until China believes that there will be significant costs . . . I don’t think they have any reason to slow down,” said Mr Ratner. “They have been pushing on an open door and have been surprised at how little resistance they have faced.”

 

Critics say the Obama administration took too cautious an approach to avoid creating tensions that would hurt the ability for co-operation on other issues. Meanwhile, some experts say the Trump team has given China a relatively free pass to maximise the chances it will boost pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear programme.

Somehow we suspect the Trump administration will end up being slightly less "accommodating" over the long term...


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          Epônimos   
Epônimo, a rigor, é uma personalidade que empresta ou dá o seu nome a algo. Pode ser um lugar, uma tribo, ou na Medicina, uma estrutura, um sinal, uma doença, como sendo uma espécie de homenagem ao primeiro que descreveu aquela particularidade. Entretanto, há um consenso geral entre estudantes e médicos que os epônimos são difíceis de memorizar, alguns sendo até mesmo imprecisos, visto que, por exemplo, uma mesma estrutura anatômica pode ter recebido diferentes epônimos em países diferentes. Existem assim linhas de pensamento que prezam que os nomes sejam então auto-explicativos. Exemplificando: Angulo de Louis por ângulo esternal.

Acontece que ainda existem profissionais que prezam muito os epônimos pelos mais diversos motivos. Longe de mim contradizer alguém com bem mais experiência que eu, mas prefiro seguir a linha de pensamento dos livros que procuram abolir o uso de epônimos.

Tendo em vista a dificuldade que encontrei durante a cadeira de semiologia resolvi fazer uma pequena lista de epônimos que me por assim dizer "pegaram no pé" durante os estudos. Essa lista refere-se principalmente a propedêutica abdominal e torácica e foi retirada de diversas fontes.

Síndrome de Budd-Chiari: Hipertensão portal com hepatomegalia. Ocorre devido à obstrução venosa do sistema de drenagem do fígado, frequentemente evoluindo com varizes esofágicas, encefalopatia hepática e coagulopatia por insuficiência hepática. Tem como tríade clássica a dor abdominal, ascite e hepatomegalia.
Sinal de Cullen: (Não meninas, o paciente não brilha na luz do sol nem se chama Edward) Trata-se do surgimento de equimoses periumbilicais de coloração azulada ou preta. Devem-se a hemorragia intraperitoneal e são geralmente indicativas de ruptura em gravidez ectópica ou pancreatite aguda.
Sinal de Murphy: Ao comprimir o rebordo costal direito no ponto cístico e pedir para o paciente inspirar este suspende a inspiração devido à dor.
Ponto de McBurney: Ao traçar uma linha imaginária entre a cicatriz umbilical e a espinha ilíaca ântero-superior direita. Este ponto fica no final do primeiro terço desta linha. Caso haja inflamação do apendice cecal, geralmente há hipersensibilidade neste ponto.
Sinal de Blumberg: Ao se comprimir o abdome do paciente, o paciente sentirá dor à descompressão brusca. É indicativo de peritonite, e se for positivo no Ponto de McBurney é indicativo de apendicite.
Regra de Curvoisier: Vesícula grande e palpável e presença de icterícia colestástica é indicativo de compressão do ducto colédoco por tumor por tumor da cabeça do pâncreas ou da papila duodenal
Posição de Schuster: Posição intermediária entre o decúbito dorsal e o decúbito lateral direito. Serve à palpação do baço.
Espaço de Traube: Espaço semilunar do sexto ao décimo primeiro espaço intercostal. Na verdade tem limitação imprecisa. Trata-se de área onde normalmente se encontra o fundo do estômago e tem som timpânico à palpação. Macicez ou submacicez são indicativos de que o estômaço foi deslocado por esplenomegalia, tumor peritoneal ou retroperitoneal, pseudocisto, tumor pancreático ou grande hepatomegalia.
Sinal de Jobert: Timpanismo na região da linha hemiclavicular direita onde normalmente se encontra a macicez hepática. Geralmente indica pneumoperitônio
Sinal de Gersuny: Indicativo de fecaloma. Esta presente quando à palpação de massa abdominal percebem-se crepitações características.
Semicírculo de Skoda: Paciente em decúbito dorsal. Da parte cranial da região epigástrica percute-se o abdome radialmente até semicirculo formado pela sinfise púbica e espinhas ilíacas antero superiores. Quando há ascite, o timpanismo é substituido gradualmente por submacicez e macicez pois o líquido ascitico se acumula na região mais caudal.
Sinal de Grey Turner: Equimoses nos flancos do paciente. Geralmente é indicativo de pancreatite aguda.
Sinal de Lapinsky (ou do músculo Psoas): Dor à compressão do ceco contra a parede posterior do abdome enquanto o doente eleva o membro inferior direito estendido.
Técnica de Mathieu: Mesma técnica de mão em garra para palpação do fígado.
Sinal de Rovsing: Dor na fossa ilíaca direita à compressão retrógada na fossa ilíaca esquerda e flanco esquerdo. (Alguma coincidência com o sinal de Blumberg?)
Sinal de Chutro: Desvio da cicatriz umbilical para a direita.
Sinal de Lenander: Diferença de temperatura mensurada na axila e no reto está em torno de 1ºC.
Sinal de Godet: (Ou cacifo ou fóvea) Presença de afundamento na pele à digitopressão devido a edema.
Sinal de Trousseau: Espasmo carpal ao se ocluir a artéria braquial do paciente durante 3 minutos. Geralmente é indicativo de hipocalcemia.
Tríade de Charcot: Indicativo para suspeita de colangite. Icterícia, dor abdominal e febre com calafrios
Pentade de Reynolds: Some à tríade de Charcot hipotensão e alteração do estado mental e você terá essa pêntade.
Tetralogia de Fallot: Doença congênita. Há presença de cianose, dispnéia, aorta deslocada, válvula pulmonar estreita, parede espessa do ventrículo direito e defeito do septo ventricular.

Admiro os neurologistas...e é só abrir um compendio desta especialidade que você vai entender o porquê.

Até a proxima,
          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          Good news, conference countdown and costumes!   
Linley (on right) and I at Sydney 2007
This time next week I'll be at the Romance Writers of Australia Conference in Sydney. I absolutely adore the RWA conferences, and am very excited. This will be my fourth conference, and one of my favourite parts of each conference is the Harlequin Cocktail Party, which is on the Friday night. Each year I've had great fun coming up with a costume, urged on by my costume queen room mate, Linley Maroney. At my first conference in 2007, the cocktail party theme was Venetian Carnivale.  My costume involved a $29 wedding dress (bargain of the century), a brocade doona cover, some ribbon, lace and my fabulous mum's sewing skills. Linley's dress was absolutely spectacular, as you can see!

Paula Roe and I in 2008
In 2008 we were in Melbourne, and for the One Enchanted Century theme (for 100 years of Mills & Boon) I made a dress that consisted of laminated Mills & Boon covers, both present day and very old. I loved how it turned out, and I even won a prize :) (books, yay!). The photo is of me and Paula Roe (with her fabulous mermaid costume).

Last year the theme was Arabian Nights. I had a costume made while I was in Vietnam a few months earlier, so went in an I Dream of Jeannie costume. The photo (below) is of me and Paula, again - believe it or not! The photo is of Saddam and I recreating the classic "climbing the man tree" romance novel cover pose :)  However, as much as I liked that costume, about half of the party-goers had the same idea. This year I'm determined to have a "different" costume, and as I type this, I'm surrounded by the finishing touches of my costume. This year the theme is "Fantasy Island", but I'll keep my costume a surprise for now ;)

And now... for the good news!


Climbing the man tree, 2009
I woke up this morning to an email from The Golden Acorn Contest coordinator. I won my category!! This was a massive shock after my 5th placing, and no request, for The Great Beginnings contest.

And... the best bit (by far), is that this Harlequin editor's feedback was just lovely, and she has requested my partial. Hurrah!!!!!! Favourite bit of feedback: "We felt there was real promise in this voice".


Yippee!


So I guess what I've learnt from this is that even if one editor doesn't like my manuscript enough to request it (like with the Great Beginnings), it isn't necessarily the death of the manuscript.

Which is a relief :)

          Waiting...checking...waiting   
No, I'm not waiting on a sub, but the announcements of finalists for the RWNZ Clendon Award. I wasn't going to even mention I'd entered, let alone that I've been desperately checking my email for the past week, just in case I jinxed things. But really, that's just dumb :) And the next best thing to knowing the finalists of the Clendon, is to talk about the Clendon :)

This year is the first time I entered, and in typical me style, entering it became a comedy of errors. I got the dates wrong, and so I had to post the manuscript on a Friday to ensure it arrived in time in New Zealand. So I woke up bright and early on Friday morning, and headed off to an Officeworks near my work that would be able to print two copies of my MS. I'd still get to work on time, easily.

I'm driving along, and notice a strange burning smell. But it comes and go, so I ignore it. I also notice that I seem to be gripping the steering wheel rather hard, as the car veers to the left, otherwise.

I ignore this, too.

Finally, when turning a tight corner, understanding dawns. I pull over to a very convenient church car park, and confirm the news - I have a (very) flat tyre. I am mechanically useless, so call my boyfriend (out on a bike ride and away from his phone), and then my dad. Dad is on his way to work and not far away, so comes and promptly saves me. Temporary spare in place, I go to Officeworks (complete with grease smear on my face that I notice after I get back into my car with printed manuscripts), and eventually get to work very late.

I need to get my tyre replaced as the temporary spare is not suitable for my drive home, so my lunch break is spent very impatiently waiting for a $350 tyre to be fitted (that was a horrifying discovery - who knew "sports" tyres cost so much?) and then zipping off to the post office to post my entry. Except the post office isn't where it used to be.

So I drive to another post office (fortunately this one is still in existence) and my entry is finally - finally! - on its way.

And here we are four months later. Desperately checking my email.

The reason I so hope that I final in this competition, is because it's my rejected book. I entered prior to my R, and I would love for it to have a last hurrah. Because it was rejected, I know it's probably silly to hope it finals - obviously the reasons it was rejected are very real.

But still, it's nice to hope that my first book - which will always be special to me - may get its chance to shine.
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          For sale - Wild Orchids Steve Hackett cd album (cdlp) Japanese... - £ 35   

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          Cheating people who desperately needed drugs is exactly what investors liked about Shkreli   

For most people, the fact that Martin Shkreli was driving the cost of desperately needed drugs to insane levels is what makes him so despicable. But for investors looking to get in on Shkreli’s cash cow, that’s exactly what they liked about him.

[Shkreli] then approached [investor Sarah Hassan] about a business he was starting called Retrophin, to sell so-called orphan drugs to treat rare conditions. His pitch, she said, was “you can make a lot of money on orphan drugs, because the price per patient is quite high.”

And that price became much, much higher once Shkreli was involved. Shkreli sought out situations where people suffered from long term illness where there were few options in medication. Then he gained control of the drugs and sent prices through the roof. It was a system that generated huge profits in a hurry, and kept investors happy.

However, behind the scenes, it turned out the Shkreli was far less of a wizard on most of his investments. Profits generated by holding people ransom for the lives either went into Shkreli’s pocket, or to pay off horribly bad stock decisions that he made on two other funds.

Shkreli, best known for raising the price of Daraprim — a 62-year-old drug primarily used to treat newborns and HIV patients — from $13.50 to $750 a pill, went on trial Wednesday for allegedly defrauding investors. 

For investors, it wasn’t Martin Shkreli’s monstrous actions that made them turn away. It was only when those actions stopped hauling in big bucks that he got in trouble.


          Anna Faris Shows Off Her Rock-Hard Abs While Filming Overboard in a Bikini   

When we first found out that a remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's classic 1987 film Overboard was in the works, we weren't too thrilled. I mean, why touch something that's already so perfect? But when Anna Faris came on board (get it?) as its main star, our minds were immediately changed. The actress took a break from tweeting shirtless photos of her husband, Chris Pratt, to film a few beach scenes in Canada on Wednesday, and we're already pretty excited about what's to come. The mom of son Jack looked incredible in a yellow bikini as she took a dip in the water and had a steamy makeout session with costar Eugenio Derbez. As previously reported, the remake is flipping the genders of the main characters, so Eugenio is the one who falls overboard off his yacht and is convinced by Anna that he is her husband. Pretty amazing, right? Almost as amazing as Anna's rock-hard abs . . . almost.


          Hold On to Your Jaw, Because This Is What OITNB's "Skinhead" Helen Really Looks Like   

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By now, most Orange Is the New Black fans know just how different the cast looks outside of their Litchfield jumpsuits, but few of the makeunders are as jaw-dropping as the one Francesca Curran agreed to while playing "Skinhead" Helen. With her shaved head and striking face and neck tattoos, Helen has always been one of the most recognizable characters on the show, despite not being one of the leads. In the show's fifth season, however, the actress gets way more screentime than she has in past seasons, so it made us wonder: what does she look like outside of her OITNB costume?

Spoiler alert: SHE'S FREAKIN' GORGEOUS.

Luckily Francesca's Instagram account is a veritable treasure trove of shocking before-and-after shots chronicling her transformation into the white supremacist character. Although she fully committed and shaved off all of her hair, she's not afraid to rock some pretty glam wigs during her downtime from filming.

While speaking with Business Insider, Francesca revealed that despite her character's intimidating look, she's actually "girly" at heart. "In real life, I'm so feminine. I'm so girly. I love my makeup, I love my jewelry and all that," she said. "So to really be stripped of all that . . . The first time I was like, okay, wow. I found myself in the mirror and was like, this is a striking . . . what a difference."

That's not to say she isn't tough, though. During a recent chat with POPSUGAR, she told us that she was thrilled to be doing her own stunts this season. "We did combat training, and it was just the craziest experience because we have this amazing guy, Greg, and we have a whole team of guys that come in and show us how to do these crazy flips and wall kicks and some of the stuff we do, we'll get professional stunt people in," she explained. "But the fun part for me this season was while some of the other girls were having stunt people do it, they, for some reason, had a crazy sense of faith in me. And they were like, 'Hey, do you think you can handle this?' And being the crazy person that I am, I was like, 'Absolutely.'"

At least she didn't have to worry about her hair getting snagged on anything during training, right? Francesca has also shared a few peeks at what her normal, natural hair looks like when the show goes on hiatus and she has the chance to grow some of it back.

Her transformation even gives America's Next Top Model a run for its money (and that's a show that once attempted a "beard weave," so that's really saying something).


          Classic Photo Booth Props - 20 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props - Black and White by TheManicMoose   

30.00 USD

The Classic Collection - 20 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

Features Glitter and a black and white color palette.

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♥ 1 grocho mask (approx. 6")
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          Halloween Photo Booth Props - Halloween Party Props - Bride of Frankenstein - Set of 2 Props by TheManicMoose   

12.00 USD

Your Halloween will be a hit this year with this gorgeous Bride of Frankenstein prop set! Perfect for weddings, photo booths, birthdays, group photo shoots, costume parties, bridal party pics and much more!

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♥ 1 Bride of Frankenstein hair (approx. 11")
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          Tsuki ga capitulo 139   
–¿Realmente saldrá bien? –

Con una pequeña voz, expresé mi sorpresa por la situación que se estaba desarrollando de una manera favorable.

En problemas ajenos, usaría poder para forzar la situación en una dirección ventajosa para mí y así resolverlo.

Incluso cuando decidí hacerlo, todavía sentía oposición.

Porque ya sabes, el potencial de guerra que tenemos puede no estar en la escala de un país, pero está totalmente fuera de los límites de lo que tiene una compañía de pequeña escala.

Siento que seríamos capaz de eliminar a un grupo de mercenarios, e incluso si nos encontramos frente a un ejército, en el peor de los casos, podríamos escapar.

Tomoe, Mio y, dependiendo de la situación, Shiki también, son existencias que se podrían llamar un ejército de un solo hombre.

Si utilizamos ataques por sorpresa, creo como que podríamos abrumar a una cierta cantidad de tropas.

En verdad es la definición de ser un rival para un millar.

Reuniendo todas nuestras fuerzas, ni siquiera superaríamos el millar. Esto puede sonar como auto-orgullo, pero las razas en Asora son bastante fuertes.

Contandolos como parte de nuestro poder, Los moveré como una compañía.

Siempre y cuando no suceda nada extremo, creo que no vamos a caer.

Ahora que lo pienso, entrenar a los onis del bosque y hacer que vendan medicinas en los pueblos de los alrededores de las montañas fue posible debido a que han sido entrenados en las artes militares y les hicimos seguir un curso imposible.

No he encontrado extraño a eso para nada, y aún así, estoy apartándome de mi propio poder. Es realmente una historia contradictoria.

Es por eso que aún si tengo oposición hacia ello, me he acostumbrado.

Esto no es Japón.

Creo que esta será mi excusa número uno dentro de mí.

Dirijo mis ojos hacia los asientos de espectadores.

Allí, el grupo de Limia está mirando el combate en el escenario.

Con esto, sólo proporcionándoles seguridad, voy a poder crear una deuda con personas que tienen una alta posición en los países.

Está la posibilidad de que vaya a poder dar vuelta la presión de la gente que se quejó y se paró detrás del gremio, en contra de ellos.

Una sonrisa aparece naturalmente en mi boca.

–Bueno entonces, debería ponerme en marcha también. –(Makoto)

Paso por la niebla hacia el lugar donde están.

Aun así, ¿por qué dejó Tomoe la katana corta conmigo?

Bueno, ayuda como un arma secundaria cuando se usa una espada larga, y hay veces en que también puede ser usada como un arma arrojadiza pero… aún así, pensando en ella en términos de etiqueta, sería mejor no dejarle una espada corta a otra persona.

Miro a la katana que por alguna razón se le ha inventado que es un arma con capacidad de teletransportación.

Parecía como que Root también estaba conspirando con ella, así que debe haber alguna razón detrás de ello.

Puede que sea para ocultar el poder de teletransportación, pero por como fluyo el asunto, sólo cambiar la procedencia del poder de Tomoe a la katana corta, no va a ocultar la realidad en sí.

¿Solo por qué esos dos cambiaron el poder de teletransportación de una persona a un objeto?

Aún no lo entiendo.

Con esa falta de claridad dentro de mí, miro la katana corta que está en mis manos.

Podría ser, ¿que aún no entiendo este mundo adecuadamente?

Después de calmarme un poco, vamos a tratar de hablar de esto.

Si están haciendo esto a sabiendas, no voy a decir mucho al respecto.

Si el significado de ello es diferente de mi propio pensamiento, eso también está bien.

Si me dice que fue por una cosa insignificante, no puedo hacer mucho al respecto. Sólo dejaré que haga lo que desee.

Tratar de indagar en esto podría conducir a que simplemente me diga que fue por su hobby, así que si se está divirtiendo con esto, será para mejor.

[Perdón por la espera]

–No se preocupe, eso fue una teletransportación espléndida. Nuestro país se enorgullecía de ser el número de la raza hyumana en técnicas de teletransporte, pero esta es mi primera vez viendo este tipo de hechizo de punto a punto. Me gustaría tomar algún momento después de esto para oír hablar de eso en detalle, pero ahora tengo que observar esta pelea. Sin importar el resultado. –(Rey)

–… –

Como estaba pensando, llegué un poco tarde, así que me disculpé con el rey de Limia.

Creí que no había lugar para preocuparse por ello, y como esperaba, fácilmente lo dejó pasar.

Parece que el Rey ya está preparado para cualquier cosa que le suceda a la variante Ilumgand.

El Jefe de la familia Hopelace se estremeció ante las palabras del rey y se mordió los labios. Teniendo en cuenta la situación, ya soy consciente de alguna manera del destino de Ilumgand.

Es una variante que incluso Shiki dijo que sería difícil regresarlo a la normalidad.

La posibilidad de que regresen a Ilumgand a la normalidad con su conocimiento hyumano limitado es increíblemente bajo.

–No puedo sentir más una voluntad de él. Realmente está devastando como un Mamono. –(príncipe)

Hm.

El príncipe eh.

Podía sentir compasión de sus palabras.

Realeza y un alto noble.

Ambos probablemente se conocían entre sí, por lo que no se puede evitar.

–… Raidou. –

El Jefe de la familia Hopelace me habla de repente.

En esos ojos, mostró una clara hostilidad.

Aunque no le hice mucho a su hijo.

Yo sólo detuve su acoso después de todo.

Cuando me encuentre con la gente de Limia otra vez, también está la opción de hablar y despejar el malentendido.

Bueno, todo dependerá si él irá a estar dispuesto, así que no sé si va a ser posible.

[¿Qué sucede?]

–He oído que su tienda se encarga de un elevado número de medicinas. –

O más bien, lo investigaste.

[Sí, la mayor parte de mi mercancía son medicinas]

–¿No hay un elixir ahí que pueda regresar a mi hijo? –

[Lo siento pero, esta es la primera vez que veo tal transformación, por lo que la posibilidad de que mi medicina lo cure es baja. Con sólo una mirada, puedo decir que está utilizando el cuerpo hyumano como catalizador y parece ser que la fórmula del hechizo es bastante complejo. Para regresarlo a la normalidad, sería tan difícil como regresar un platillo a sus ingredientes]

Usando las palabras de Shiki como referencia, le doy una respuesta.

–¡¡!!–

Hopelace no dijo ninguna palabra, pero su rostro mostró varias emociones diferentes creando una expresión compleja.

Ira, tristeza, pesar… Obviamente, no podía ver ninguna emoción positiva allí.

Ya que ser testigo de que su hijo esté a punto de ser derrotado, como padre, es un hecho que le haría sentirse de esa manera.

–Qué manera espléndida de combatir. Son capaces de pelear apropiadamente contra Ilumgand, que fácilmente pudo derrotar a los capas púrpuras que eran alardeados por la Academia por ser capaces de utilizar todos los elementos. –(Rey)

Aunque creo que usar todos los elementos y dividir los elementos entre todos son dos cosas completamente diferentes.

–Pero parece que están teniendo un momento difícil. Como era de esperar, tal vez esto sea demasiado para unos estudiantes. –(príncipe)

El Rey y el Príncipe están viendo la pelea de una manera relativamente calmada.

–Raidou, los dos que están dando instrucciones, ¿están relacionados con usted? –(Rey)

El rey de Limia perspicazmente nota a Mio y Shiki.

[Sí. Uno de ellos me está ayudando en mis clases, su nombre es Shiki. La otra sirve sobre todo como mi guardaespaldas, Mio. Ambos son empleados que han estado conmigo desde hace mucho tiempo y que confío en ellos]

–Parece que no están peleando ¿o no? –(Rey)

[Quería que los estudiantes peleen ellos mismos. Si la situación se pone mal, les dije que los apoyen, pero en base, estoy haciendo que les den instrucciones en el combate. También-]

–¡¡Mi hijo no es un trampolín para sus estudiantes!! –

El repentino grito a mi lado hizo que detuviera mis palabras.

Pensé que saldría con eso, así que estaba a punto de dar una explicación. Que precipitado.

[Además, ya que eran estudiantes que asistían en la misma academia, tenía una pequeña esperanza de que tal vez podrían hacer regresar a Ilumgand-sama de nuevo a sus sentidos. Parece que por alguna razón esa persona me odia, así que pensé que si gente de nuestra compañía estaban en el escenario, la esperanza disminuiría]

–¡¡Kugh!! –

Hopelace, que se estaba alineando para la siguiente queja, se calló después de mi excusa.

Esas fueron palabras que originalmente se pensaron por si me preguntaba gente como el Rey de Limia o el director de la Academia, pero supongo que está bien hacer que él lo oiga.

–Joh… Que usted fuera tan considerado hacia un noble de nuestro país. Esa consideración me hace feliz. ¿Cierto, Hopelace? –(Rey)

En la segunda mitad, los duros ojos del Rey se dirigieron hacia Hopelace.

Puedo sentir que su objetivo es hacer que Hopelace me perdone.

Aunque bien, no hay una necesidad real.

[Es sólo un plan en donde lo dejo en las manos de mis estudiantes. No hay necesidad de agradecerme por ello]

Mientras saco lo mejor del tembloroso Hopelace, me dirijo hacia el rey y bajo la cabeza.

Además, por lo que veo, Jin y los otros no tienen ningún margen de maniobra para preocuparse por algo.

–En cualquier caso, está yendo hacia atrás y adelante. No puedo ver quién ganará. –(príncipe)

El príncipe habló.

–Joshua, tampoco puedes decirlo eh. –(Rey)

–Sí, pero hay algo que no entiendo. ¿Por qué utilizan únicamente el elemento fuego? Además, que todos ellos puedan utilizar el elemento fuego es extraño. –(príncipe)

Parece que no tiene mucho conocimiento sobre esa área.

La especialidad de la realeza y los nobles es, como era de esperar, la política, después de todo eh.

–Fumu. Raidou, ¿puede explicarlo? Si es que puede por favor. –(Rey)

¿Pero está bien que yo responda a eso?

Hay dos caballeros aquí después de todo.

¿No debería pedirles su opinión a ellos primero?

Dejando a un lado la parte sobre el elemento fuego, los caballeros deben tener sus propias opiniones sobre Ilumgand.

–Raidou, no me importa. Por favor, explíquelo. –(Rey)

Pensando en eso, dirigí mi mirada hacia los caballeros. Tal vez el rey comprendió lo que estaba pensando, lo ordenó de nuevo.

[Como puede ver, Ilumgand-sama se ha transformado en ese cuerpo gigante. Y bien, sobre todo porque la batalla ha pasado por un largo período de tiempo, puedo decir que la característica de la variante es principalmente el factor de la magia]

–Magia eh. –(Rey)

[Sí. El actual Ilumgand-sama posee una resistencia firme hacia la tierra, agua y viento; todos los elementos excepto el fuego]

Las explicaciones detalladas sobre absorción, resistencia, y anulación; en este caso, simplemente no la haré.

–A tres elementos dice. –(Rey)

[Por suerte, los estudiantes están todos entrenados para utilizar varios elementos, por lo que pueden pelear contra él con el único elemento que es eficaz contra él. Creo que la magia no elemental también funcionará, pero la eficacia obtenida comparado con el consumo de poder mágico es mala, así que creo que la decisión de ellos es correcta]

–Todos… ¿pueden utilizar varios elementos? ¿Entonces ha hecho que aprendan elementos distintos de aquel con el que nacieron? –(Príncipe)

Cuando el príncipe habla en una manera cortés, en lugar de un príncipe, suena más como un mayordomo.

Soy una parte de la clase baja, por lo que creo que debería estar actuando como las otras personas de clase alta.

[Sí, es por eso que pueden proporcionar una pelea decente]

–¿Entonces por qué no pueden hacerlo retroceder? –(Príncipe)

[Creo que la razón principal sería que la restricción elemental está limitando sus opciones. El elemento fuego originalmente posee pocas habilidades de restricción, y es más adecuado para atacar y auto-mejora. Además de eso, Ilumgand-sama está absorbiendo el poder mágico de sus compañeros de equipo y de los hyumanos de alrededor. Debido a que su poder mágico máximo es cada vez mayor, las magias de desmejora no funcionan para nada. Es más, sus heridas se están regenerando hasta cierto punto, por lo que si no lo terminan con un gran ataque, está el peligro de prolongar la pelea]

Mientras estaba dando la explicación, el Jefe de la familia Hopelace hace de repente una voz amarga.

Miro al escenario.

No lo vi, pero parece que han dado un gran ataque.

Sus brazos fueron arrancados desde el hombro hacia abajo, y el gigante está de rodillas.

¿Brazos?

¿Siguen peleando con el fin de incapacitarlo en lugar de derrotarle?

Parece que Mio decidió que les dio suficientes consejos, ella está mirando la pelea sin participar.

Shiki parece estar preparándose para la curación por si acaso y mira el progreso de la batalla.

Parece que los siete están bastante fatigados. Hasta el punto de que soy capaz de verlo incluso desde donde estoy.

De lo que puedo decir, están en un nivel en donde ya es difícil que ellos apunten a incapacitarlo.

[Parece que la batalla ha progresado un poco. Sin embargo, parece que sus voces no le llegan, y no tienen la resolución de acabar con él]

En términos de resistencia, Ilumgand es el que está en ventaja.

Además…

Mientras estaba pensando en algo que me molestaba, la cosa por lo que estaba preocupado, paso.

La regeneración de los brazos de Ilumgand.

Aaah…

Esto probablemente romperá sus espíritus.

–¿Qué?, ¡los brazos que perdió están! –

–Regenerándose… –

–Ilum… –

¿Hm?

Antes de que Jin y los demás se agitasen por la situación, una de las personas de allí tomó la iniciativa y se precipitó con la espada en su mano.

Misura.

¿Él está entusiasmado porque no tuvo mucha atención en las batallas en equipo?

Pero entrar en este momento y así levantar el espíritu es una buena idea.

En una situación en la que su resistencia está siendo socavada, sería malo que pierdan su fuerza de voluntad.

Él también debe estar cansado, pero parece que puede desviar adecuadamente la gran espada lamentable que ha sido absorbida en el brazo derecho de Ilumgand.

La batalla ha comenzado una vez más, hasta el punto en que tienen que darle otro gran ataque.

Gracias a la iniciativa de Misura, de alguna manera han logrado levantarse.

(Waka-sama)

¿Shiki?

¿Qué sucede? ¿Hay algún problema?

Afortunadamente, en este momento todos los de Limia están mirando al escenario.

Tengo algo de espacio para hablar con Shiki por transmisión de pensamiento.

(¿Qué? ¿Un problema?) (Makoto)

(Sí. Alrededor de dos) (Shiki)

(Oigámoslo) (Makoto)

(Primero, acerca de esta variante. Parece que va a ser imposible que los estudiantes lo incapaciten con dolor. Por otra parte, el hecho de que él era un ex estudiante está haciendo que no puedan demostrar su poder de batalla original, por lo que…) (Shiki)

(¿Probablemente no serán capaces de vencerlo?) (Makoto)

(… Sí. Si es sólo derrotarlo, ya han marcado a la médula oblonga como lo que parece ser su punto débil, pero puede ser difícil) (Shiki)

(Ya veo. Cuando parezca que es totalmente imposible, Shiki, intercambia con ellos e incapacítalo. ¿Y lo otro?) (Makoto)

(Parece que otro de ellos ha entrado aquí. Está el peligro de que pudiera dirigirse a los asientos de los espectadores, así que tenga cuidado) (Shiki)

(Oh, ya veo. Gracias, voy a tener cuidado) (Makoto)

Parece que nada especial ocurrió durante nuestra transmisión, y fui capaz de terminar de forma segura la transmisión de pensamiento con Shiki.

Hmph… Uno más está viniendo aquí eh.

Incluso si su mecanismo es el mismo, sus poderes pueden ser diferentes.

Tengo que estar en una distancia donde pueda proteger a esta gente en cualquier momento.

Ya que no estoy seguro de si seremos capaces de curar a Ilumgand, no sé si hay un punto en incapacitarlo.

Sólo pensé que sería más fácil hablar con el Jefe de la familia Hopelace si su hijo no muere.

¡¡¿?!!

De repente, la tensión alrededor nuestro aumentó.

Por un segundo pensé que la situación de la batalla cambió de nuevo, pero cuando miré, no hubo un cambio real.

El Rey de Limia y el Jefe de la familia Hopelace están en el lugar más cercano al escenario, en las barandillas de los asientos de los espectadores.

Y un paso detrás de ellos, está el Príncipe Joshua.

Pero esa composición se movió.

–Rey, por favor, ¡de un paso atrás! –

Uno de los caballeros gritó y los dos caballeros desenfundaron sus armas y corrieron hacia la parte de atrás.

Probablemente estaban usando percepción mágica y observando sus alrededores.

En el lugar a donde estaban corriendo no había nada visible, pero en un lugar un poco alejado de aquí, en el corredor de salida de los asientos de los espectadores, aparece la sombra de una variante de color gris.

Uwaaa… Su apariencia es bastante diferente.

Su cambio es tan grande que ni siquiera se parece más a un humanoide.

Una persona que se ha desarrollado de una manera anormal.

Tiene dos piernas, y más de la mitad de su parte superior no está compuesta por el torso, los brazos, y luego la cabeza.

Es sólo cabeza.

Y su boca sobresale como el pico de un pájaro, y aún así, tiene colmillos.

aún está bastante lejos, pero a pesar de eso, su boca es tan grande que puedo decir que tiene colmillos.

Además de eso, en comparación con una persona, sus ojos eran más parecidos a los de un caballo, grandes ojos negros situados a los lados de la cara.

Diciéndolo sin rodeos, es repugnante.

En lugar de pelo, su cabeza tiene varios tentáculos ondeando. Eso duplicó su nivel de repugnancia.

Los caballeros corrieron a pelear contra el monstruo probablemente para evitar pelear cerca del rey.

Ya veo. Estoy de acuerdo con eso.

En ese caso, daré un paso un poco hacia delante y …

–¡¡GYAAAAA!! –

¿Eeh?

Todavía debería haber una buena cantidad de espacio entre ellos, y a pesar de eso, ¿qué está pasando?

El grito del caballero hizo dudar de mis ojos.

Parece que esa cosa ya los alcanzó.

Esas piernas estúpidamente grandes no son solo de adorno.

Debe haber hecho una carrera con una tremenda potencia instantánea.

Viendo a la variante de color ceniza que cortó el cuerpo del caballero, junto con su armadura en mil pedazos, lo que creó un aerosol de color rojo y gritos, por alguna razón, lo asocié con una bala.

Otro grito se superpone.

No sé si es porque fue atrapado con la guardia baja, o porque sus habilidades no son tan grandes (Voy a dejarlo como que fue lo primero) pero de todos modos, no pasó mucho tiempo hasta que el otro caballero gritara igual.

Los tentáculos ondeantes se volvieron filosos y atravesaron el cuerpo del caballero.

La zona del torso, donde la armadura era más gruesa, no fue traspasado por los tentáculos, pero todas las demás partes lo fueron.

El cuello, los muslos, las articulaciones; áreas en las que la armadura no protegía, y los lugares donde no podían ser protegidos debido a su construcción, fueron perforados.

Probablemente fue fatal.

El lugar donde estaban peleando era un área a la que no podía llegar a tiempo, así que no pude protegerlos.

Podría usar [Sakai] para curarlos, pero si lo hago, esa variante también entraría en el rango.

Además, si pierdo mi supresión de poder mágico, lo que estoy ocultando podría ser descubierto.

Tch.

Pero definitivamente puedo proteger a estos tres.

Puede que no sea la mejor opción, pero tengo que encargarme de eso.

Tomando una posición como para iniciar una marcha con sólo sus piernas, coloca fuerza en ellas.La variante dirige su boca en forma de pico hacia mí.

Ah, esto no es una carrera.

De algún modo podía decir eso.

Parece que mi comparación era correcta.

Esa cosa dispara su cuerpo como una bala y se dirige hacia nuestra ubicación en línea recta.

De acuerdo, vamos a detenerlo y derrotarlo.

Cuando estaba a punto de detenerlo y di un paso hacia adelante, por alguna razón, una sombra paso a mi lado.

¡¡¿?!!

¡¿Príncipe Joshua?!

–¡Padre, por favor, corre! –(Príncipe)

Desenvainando una espada delgada brillante que sólo pensaría que era una decoración, ¡el príncipe se apresura hacia la variante con el fin de proteger al rey!

¡Ah!

¡¿Es un idiota?!

Esto es malo.

Que el príncipe sea herido sería extremadamente malo.

Cierto.

Incluso si no estoy tenso, eso no significa que los alrededores tampoco lo estén.

Aun así, este príncipe-sama es bastante…

Si yo no estuviera aquí, quién sabe lo que hubiera pasado.

(Perdón Shiki. personas heridas o tal vez bajas han aparecido. Quiero que vengas aquí y proporciones tratamiento médico. Mio puede quedarse allí, te dejaré el cuidado de los niños a ti, Mio. Cuento contigo, no dejes que los estudiantes mueran) (Makoto)

Para esos dos caballeros… es probable que sea demasiado tarde.

Pero si se trata de Shiki, tal vez pueda curarlos.

Ya que no tengo libertad de acción, acabo de darles esas órdenes a Shiki y Mio sin hacer una conversación real.

Desde aquí, no puedo decir si esos caballeros están respirando o no, aun así, por lo que veo, esas son definitivamente unas heridas fatales.

No parece como que hayan otros enemigos, por lo que sí sólo detengo a este estará bien.

Apresuradamente corrí detrás del príncipe.

La variante es rápida como se esperaba.

A este ritmo… No lo lograré.

Mi cuerpo no puede de repente pasar de cero a velocidad máxima.

En un instante comprendí que no iba a poder hacerlo, así que hice un “brazo invisible” con poder mágico en el espacio entre el príncipe y la variante, para protegerlo.

Tengo a [Sakai] para ocultarlo, por lo que debería ser invisible.

Si es herido todavía puede ser curado, pero si es posible, quiero que salga ileso.

Mi poder mágico atrapa a la variante cuando estaba llegando a su máxima velocidad.

Y así como así, muevo el “brazo” y lanzo a la variante para separarlo del príncipe.

Aunque aliviado por el hecho de que lo logré a tiempo, agarro al príncipe Joshua y escapo de ese lugar. Salto a un lugar donde la visión de esa cosa no alcance al príncipe.

Maldición. Me he separado ligeramente del rey.

Lo arrojé lejos, por lo que no llegará con otro ataque tan pronto pero, tengo que derrotarlo rápidamente.

[Príncipe, fue un desarrollo repentino, así que por favor perdóneme por mi rudeza. Me encargaré de esa cosa]

Escribir todo eso de una vez, empecé a preguntarme que era esa misteriosa sensación en mi mano.

¿Eh?

–¡¡¿?!! –

Cuando miro hacia abajo, veo la cara rígida del príncipe Joshua.

Tal vez por el impacto de hace un momento, o porque quedó atascado en algún lugar por el camino; una parte de su ropa estaba muy desgarrada y…

Mi mano está encima de eso…

No puede ser, esto es, ¿una teta?

¿Eh?

Mi cerebro está confundido.

–… Explicaré las circunstancias más tarde. En este momento, por favor, proteja a padre –(¿príncipe?)

Teñida en timidez, él, no, ¿ella? Oí su voz baja.

Me apresuré a separar mi mano de su cuerpo.

Incapaz de ocultar toda mi confusión, corregí mi postura como si saltara lejos.

Cierto.

Siento como que he hecho algo bastante malo, pero en este momento la prioridad es encargarme de esa cosa.

Genial, parece que la cosa todavía esta mareada.

Lo restrinjo con [Brid] y acorto la distancia.

Lo que use fue un [Brid] no elemental.

Sin canto ni elemento. Planee ganar con eso, pero no resultó ser una herida mortal.

Sin embargo, fue más que suficiente como para hacerlo retroceder.

Gracias a eso, pude acortar distancias más que suficiente. Envolví poder mágico en mi mano derecha y le di un puñetazo al lado de su cara.

La variante, salió volando con mi puñetazo, golpeó varios asientos y barandillas por el camino y fue frenado por ello.

Estupendo.

Con esto, el rey de Limia debería estar a salvo.

Hechizos no elementales tienen la tendencia de tener menos poder de fuego en comparación con los hechizos elementales del mismo nivel, pero por lo que vi recién, un [Brid] es lo suficiente como para derrotarlo.

Hago un aria rápida, y haciendo un gesto como si preparara un arco, disparo una flecha blanca.

El [Brid] que dio justo en el pico no lo perforó inmediatamente y envió a la variante entera a la parte de atrás, zigzagueando por su camino hacia una parte de los asiento de los espectadores.

Esto se debe a que he reducido el poder perforador a propósito.

No sé lo que podría hacer, así que pensé que sería mejor mantener la distancia.

Pero parece que mis preocupaciones fueron innecesarias.

La variante se hinchó como si unas burbujas comenzaron a aparecer en su interior, y después, se dispersó en todas las direcciones y murió.

Ah, estaba preocupado por un segundo.

Veo que Shiki ha comenzado con el tratamiento de uno de los caballeros y suspiro una vez.

Parece que al menos uno de ellos se salvará.

He terminado un trabajo ahora.

… Sobre el príncipe, espero que no se convierta en un nuevo problema. Pero bueno, no creo que eso sea posible.

Si fuera sólo la pelea sería muy simple…

Trato de no hacer contacto visual con el príncipe y la llevo hacia donde está el rey.

Mientras pensaba en todo eso, oí un grito incomparable a los anteriores.

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–¿Que está pasando? –

La pelea aún no ha comenzado.

Aun así, en mi camino, hice una pregunta a nadie en particular.

– – -La situación. – – –

El ex Ilumgand ha aumentado a casi el doble de su tamaño original y se ha convertido en una cosa con forma humanoide que brilla tenuemente.

El cuerpo que parece una bola de carne se ha vuelto ahora un tanto delgado.

Se ve como un gigante mal hecho.

Y en su mano, sostenía el cuerpo de uno de sus compañeros caídos.

El daño es terrible y con sólo una mirada se puede decir que esa persona está muerta.

Al mirar la boca del monstruo, puedo decir lo que pasó en cierta medida.

–Esa cosa se movió. Cuando él estaba comiendo, los estudiantes llegaron a detenerlo. Y así es como esta situación terminó así. –(Makoto)

Sin ninguna duda, eso come gente.

Creo que la voluntad de Ilumgand ya se ha ido.

No está haciendo ningún ruido extraño. Tal vez recibió una orden de algún tipo, ¿o será que simplemente se mueve por sus propios instintos violentos? Eso es aún desconocido.

Jin y los demás están de pie en el escenario en donde está Ilumgand en posición de batalla.

Puede ser leve, pero puedo sentir una vacilación, o más bien desconcierto, de todos allí.

Probablemente sintieron una emoción similar al temor después de ver a Ilumgand comerse a un compañero de equipo, en otras palabras, un compañero que asiste a su misma escuela.

–¿La Academia no está enviando ayuda? –(Makoto)

–Están saliendo justo ahora. –(Shiki)

Shiki me responde.

Después de lo que dijo, un grupo de personas vestidas de color púrpura salieron del pasillo que conecta con la sala de espera.

Pero que gustos.

Púrpura.

El grupo de alrededor de diez, apuntaron sus báculos a la espalda del gigante y comenzaron su arias.

Sus números son pocos, ¿pero tal vez tengan buenas habilidades?

¿O es el daño a otros lugares más grandes de lo esperado y no pueden mover a tanta gente?

Vamos a confiarle ese aspecto a Tomoe.

–Tomoe, quiero que vayas a captar el daño alrededor de la ciudad y que me lo reportes. No me importa si es sólo aproximado. ¿Puedes hacerlo? –(Makoto)

–Déjamelo a mí. –(Tomoe)

La pelea comenzó.

Jin y los demás todavía están en alerta sin participar.

Están esperando y viendo.

Parece que esos tipos de púrpura no les han dicho que peleen de repente, por lo que sólo le están dando prioridad a observar.

En el grupo púrpura son todos magos.

Tienen báculos equipados y también están haciendo arias mágicas, por lo que no debería haber ningún error.

… Tal mal balance.

–Shiki, ven a ayudar. –(Tomoe)

–Entendido. –(Shiki)

Shiki asiente a la orden sin-preguntas de ayudar de Tomoe.

El fuerte de Shiki es elemento tierra.

Tanto el viento como la tierra son buenos para la topografía.

Si ambos cooperan, seremos capaces de confirmar la situación de una manera bastante rápida.

Me siento y descanso mi barbilla en una mano.

Viendo el avance de la batalla, una vez más pienso en el método que debería tomar.

–Ara ara, los magos se están acercando tanto. ¿Pero que es lo que están pensando? –(Mio)

Mio es directa sobre la situación.

La fuerza de combate de la Academia no debería ser sólo esto.

A decir verdad, esta Ciudad Academia es una tierra sin experiencia en combates.

No hay peleas, por lo que incluso hay rumores que dicen que los gastos en materia de defensa están siendo puestas en otras áreas.

Aún así, deberían tener un poder de combate de un cachorro de tigre, por lo menos.

Especialmente en el festival escolar cuando las potencias de diferentes países los visitan.

Deberían tenerlos preparados por si acaso.

Los visitantes que vienen aquí deben tener sus propios guardias y un poco de poder de combate con ellos para protegerse a sí mismos.

El problema es si eso será suficiente.

Si eso no es suficiente, seguramente tendríamos que intervenir.

Si nos involucramos, la negociación con la raza demonio será más difícil.

–Eso es interesante-desu wa. Ese monstruo. De los 4 elementos básicos, está anulando a 3 de ellos. Para algo que es prácticamente un fracaso de una mezcla hyumana, está bastante bien hecho. ¿Será un subproducto, o un efecto esperado? –(Mio)

Hmm.

Al oír las palabras de Mio, levanto mi cabeza.

Los 4 elementos básicos eh.

Ella se refiere a los elementos de tierra, agua, fuego y viento.

La mayoría de los espíritus son de esos elementos y la mayoría los utilizan, entonces es así como son llamados.

A pesar de su apariencia exterior desagradable, tiene altas especificaciones.

Cuando miré, el lado de los magos púrpuras incrementaron repentinamente su poder.

Fue en un instante.

No parecía como si hubieran hecho algo. ¿Es posible ese tipo de fortalecimiento?

… Ah.

Me di cuenta de qué se trataba.

–La bendición. –(Makoto)

–Eso parece -desu. Pero solo aumentar la potencia de fuego no va a ayudar mucho en esta situación. Porque todo es magia de ataque. Y por si fuera poco, hay muy pocos usando el elemento efectivo, el fuego. Con eso, ellos sólo aumentarán su vigor wa-desu. –(Mio)

Dijo Mio muy sorprendida.

El progreso de la batalla se mueve como si coincidiera con sus palabras.

Los magos lanzaban sus magias e Ilumgand hacía un grito demoledor. No sonaba como si se estuviera debilitando. Eso fue un grito que se sentía como si se estaba fortaleciendo.

Ilumgand se dirige hacia el grupo de púrpura y acelera.

Mostró un gran poder instantáneo.

Bien entonces.

Parece que el turno de mis estudiantes no llegará por un tiempo.

Por lo tanto, sobre la manera de utilizar este disturbio.

El éxito de esto (aunque no sé cuál es el factor que indique el éxito del mismo) debería ser importante para la raza demonio en cierta medida.

Debe ser por eso que Rona no me dijo nada y así lo puso en acción.

Quiero Kaleneon, pero no puedo pasar por alto este alboroto hasta el final.

En ese caso, ¿cómo debo actuar?

Mientras que distraídamente… Echo un vistazo a la fuerza de combate de la academia que se rompe, me irrito por mis pensamientos que no muestran signos de organizarse.

–Waka, tengo una idea aproximada de la situación. Parece que hay unos 50 de esos monstruos alrededor de toda la zona. Las formaciones de teletransporte y las formaciones de teletransporte auxiliares están siendo atacadas activamente y fueron destruidas. Hay unos pocos en los pueblos de los alrededores, y muestran el mismo patrón. Además, la interferencia de la transmisión de pensamiento, puede ser débil en este momento, pero parece que es sólo el principio. Puede que no sea visible en Ciudad Academia, pero en los pueblos de los alrededores, se siente como que están cerrando lentamente el círculo. –(Tomoe)

Tomoe, eso fue rápido.

E incluso también captaste la situación de los pueblos de los alrededores.

Que gente aterradora.

–Ya veo. ¿Y la situación de la batalla? –(Makoto)

–No es buena. Tal vez estaban más acostumbrados a la paz de lo esperado. No han sido capaces de derrotar a uno solo aún. Parece que lo están haciendo bien en contener a uno de los monstruos que se dirige a la formación de teletransporte interna de la Academia, pero los otros lugares han recibido una gran cantidad de daños. –(Shiki)

Vaya vaya.

Ya veo. La están teniendo difícil.

Si no es sólo éste sino que son todos los que están afuera los que están teniendo esta negación mágica o lo que sea, puede que sea un rival difícil para los estudiantes y magos.

Puede colapsar la noción de la academia.

Bueno, no es de extrañar.

Este lugar no ha sido nada más que pacifico después de todo.

En comparación con Tsige y la base, este lugar prácticamente no tiene tensión.

Escuchando el informe de Shiki, he comprendido que la situación se pondrá mala si no nos unimos para suprimirla.

–Waka-sama, esos tipos han sido acabados-desu wa. –(Mio)

Oh.

Mio me notifica sobre que fueron acabados con un suspiro mezclado.

Para esos chicos de púrpura que sirvan sólo como una comida… ¿qué tan débiles pueden ser?

–¿Jin y los otros no ayudaron? –(Makoto)

–Lo hicieron, pero su forma de lucha no fue una buena-desu wa ne. No se movieron como lo hicieron en los enfrentamientos. –(Mio)

Que inusual.

De los informes que he recibido de Eris, he oído que son capaces de moverse adecuadamente cuando pelean contra mamonos.

No se puede evitar. Parece que necesitan instrucciones.

Ahora que lo pienso, cuando me empujaron al sitio de entrenamiento real por Sensei, era torpe hasta que me acostumbré a ello.

Ellos también son estudiantes. Incluso si su cuerpo no se mueve como quieren, no hay nada de qué avergonzarse.

Bueno, no sería bueno si acaban muriendo a causa de eso, pero en este momento estoy aquí con ellos.

–Caray. Mi evaluación de ellos se había ido un poco más alta, y poco después, mostraron un comportamiento tan triste. –(Mio)

Uh, se siente como soy yo quien recibe esas palabras.

–Shiki, ¿no los mimaste demasiado? Utilizar tu elemento fuerte de una única manera, eso es un patrón de hyumanos. Deberías enseñarles adecuadamente cómo tener un campo de visión más amplio como en la vez en que estaban peleando en las batallas en equipo. –(Mio)

Que estricta, Mio.

¿Por qué es que? Siento como si toda su reprimenda está dirigida hacia mí.

Ah, yo soy del tipo que sólo puede hacer una cosa.

Además, soy del tipo que se pierde cuando estoy bajo presión.

Puedo hacer este tipo de peleas con facilidad, pero cuando se trata de negociaciones y de negocios, muestro mi verdadero yo de inmediato… ¿Mh?

–… ¿Eh?–

Utilizar tu fuerte con un campo de visión más amplio…

Mi fuerte…

Poder mágico y defensa. Además, la capacidad de hablar. {NTI: Probablemente se refiera a su capacidad para hablar con otras razas}

He usado mi capacidad de hablar y la hice brillar en diferentes aspectos, pero ¿qué pasa con mi poder de combate?

Odio amenazar con fuerza bruta, así que no lo hago, ¿pero hay muchas otras formas de usarlo aparte de esa?

En los negocios, en el trabajo, en las cosas dignas, pensé que tenía que hacerlo de manera correcta y justa.

En base, no ha cambiado incluso ahora, y es por eso que no he utilizado mercancías de tipo poder.

Porque si tuviera que poner mi poder de combate como mercancía, lo que sería óptimo para nosotros sería convertirnos en un grupo de mercenarios. Ya estamos utilizando Asora, por lo que ese sistema sería demasiado ventajoso para los comerciantes.

Intercambiar vidas por dinero se siente un poco mal para mí, esa es la mayor razón por la que no lo hago, pero…

Entonces, ¿cuáles serían las correctas y justas?

Siento que algo encaja ahí…

La violencia es también una de las cartas que tengo.

No, yo no estaría en peligro de forma activa.

Pero estar preocupado por algo que no voy a estar usando constantemente es… ¿inútil?

Si nuestros alrededores captan aunque sea sólo una impresión de que somos un grupo que posee diversas habilidades, aparte de los negocios, es obvio que nos verán como una amenaza.

Usando el respaldo del país, ellos ponen presión sobre otros comerciantes.

Utilizan la posición que han construido como ventaja frente a los recién llegados.

Creo que eso es una técnica de negocios obvia.

Entonces, poner tus activos en un uso diferente, ¿no es algo similar?

Contactos personales, activos, poder; ese es el poder de esos tipos.

Utilizar todo de ti para desafiar a algo no es extraño.

¿No es aún más extraño excluir la fuerza?

Es cierto que tal vez no sea bueno para tu imagen, pero hay otras formas utilizar la fuerza, aparte de hacerle daño a alguien.

Cierto. Por ejemplo: en una situación en la que hay una amenaza que utiliza la misma fuerza para causar daño.

Miro los asientos de los invitados.

Todavía veo a unas cuantas personas allí.

El jefe de la academia probablemente está allí también, usando la transmisión de pensamiento para transmitir órdenes.

Ver a su propia fuerza de combate derrotada tan fácilmente debe haber afectado a su espíritu.

… Sí.

Vamos a probarlo.

–Waka-sama, ¿qué ocurre? Parece que sus alumnos van a estar peleando. –(Mio)

–… Mio, y también Shiki. Por favor, denles instrucciones a Jin y los demás. Si están a punto de ser acabados, está bien que los ayuden. –(Makoto)

–¿Eh? –

–¿Jah? –

–Nn, ¿ no me escucharon? –(Makoto)

–¡No, no es eso! Entendido! –(Mio)

–Sus órdenes han sido recibidas. Voy a darles instrucciones como mejor pueda y haré que adquieran experiencia. –(Shiki)

Les pido de nuevo y Mio y Shiki que corran allí.

Después de llegar a la parte interna de los asientos de la audiencia donde está la barandilla, saltaron hacia el centro del terreno del Torneo, sobre el escenario.

También está la promesa que le hice a Rembrandt-san.

No dejaré que ni uno solo de mis estudiantes muera.

También, como dijo su esposa: “Experimentar la sensación de estar a punto de morir seguramente les servirá en el futuro.”

No como el ataque por sorpresa al dragón de bajo grado. Sin duda hay un significado diferente en pelear en un combate de frente.

Pues bien, aunque desde el momento en que llegué a este mundo, las peleas fueron en su mayoría fáciles para mí, así que no estoy en condiciones de decir eso.

–Tomoe, ven conmigo. –(Makoto)

–Como quieras. Parece que te has decidido sobre qué hacer. –(Tomoe)

–Sí. Por ahora, voy a proteger a esta ciudad detrás de la escena. Por favor haz que Lime y Mondo se muevan. Está bien que rescaten a los residentes. Si la situación no ha disminuido después de eso, pueden decidir libremente si quieren suprimirla. Y mientras están en eso, capturen a uno o dos como muestras y que los envíen a Asora. Dejaré los detalles de las ordenes a ti. –(Makoto)

–Permíteme confirmar esto, ¿está bien que yo entre en escena cuando lo crea apropiado? –(Tomoe)

–Sí, te lo dejo a ti. Te daré los detalles después de que este lugar esté totalmente bajo control. –(Makoto)

–Como quieras. Y entonces, ¿a dónde vamos ahora? –(Tomoe)

–Vamos a ayudar a las personas que se encuentran en el lado de los invitados. En esa parte, vamos a actuar como héroes justicieros. –(Makoto)

–… Ya veo. No vas a ir con los residentes, sino con las personas que tienen puestos en los países. –(Tomoe)

–… Te dejaré eso a tu imaginación. –(Makoto)

Tomoe probablemente sabe todo lo que estoy pensando.

Si quiero que los invitados escapen a un lugar seguro, tener a Tomoe sería la mejor opción.

Soy un comerciante, y ella es mi acompañante y ayudante cercana.

Si quiero que miren a la Compañía Kuzunoha, es más fácil que les muestre a Tomoe y a Mio.

Mi pensamiento es aún poco profundo, pero Tomoe se atiene a ello.

Puede ser difícil, pero estoy agradecido.

Mi pensamiento es simple.

Recompensa y castigo.

Ayudar e intimidar.

Lo que está bien que nosotros hagamos cuando utilizamos fuerza.

He empezado a pensar que las cosas que podemos hacer en realidad son muchas.

Siento que mi campo de visión se ha incrementado en un instante.

Puede ser grosero utilizar a los invitados que probablemente están asustados como mis primeros sujetos de prueba.

Hacer algo como esto, ¿dejará una buena impresión?

De hecho es una idea extremadamente simple.

Me dirijo a los asientos de los invitados con sentimientos como si tuviera que rendir un examen después de estudiar toda la noche.

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Poner las ventajas y desventajas como prioridad a la hora de pensar es algo desagradable.

A decir verdad, no queda conmigo.

Los tiempos cuando estaba en el baldío sin saber nada eran en realidad más tranquilos.

En este momento, incluso si trato de volver a esos tiempos, no voy a poder hacerlo.

Si yo fuera lo suficientemente hábil como para actuar dentro de las cosas que sé y que no, no estaría en esta situación en la que estoy en un problema.

–¡Raidou-dono, he estado buscándole! Es bueno ver que estás a salvo. –

[Ustedes dos también. No es como que algo haya ocurrido aquí aún, por lo que no es tan extraño]

–… Eso es claramente un estado anormal. Parece estar todavía en medio de una transformación. Usted está verdaderamente calmado. Parece que también hay algo ocurriendo en la ciudad. Todos escucharon la situación afuera, vieron esa cosa y entraron en pánico. –(Rembrandt)

[No, si esto es un escenario de combate, ya estoy acostumbrado a ello, eso es todo. Bueno, tengo un montón de preocupaciones sobre tantas cosas que carece mi tienda, así que no estoy tan tranquilo como usted piensa]

–Todavía no entendemos la situación, ¿pero sabe algo? Desde el momento en que mis hijas se fueron, no se han mostrado de nuevo. Esto hace que sea difícil movernos. Y es por eso que estoy aquí, pero… –(Rembrandt)

Parece Rembrandt-san entiende más o menos la razón de este pánico.

Él y su esposa no parecen estar tan nerviosos.

¿Tal vez se sientan seguros porque Tomoe y Mio están aquí?

¿O es que los comerciantes habilidosos son capaces de entender este tipo de situaciones y racionalmente pueden ponerlo en orden?

Sea lo que sea, su calma es diferente de la mía que es una simple compostura derivada de mi método de defensa llamado violencia.

[La mayoría de la información que tenemos es que, en la ciudad, hay monstruos como ese que apareció arrasando. Sif-ojosan y Yuno-ojosan parecen haberse agrupado con sus compañeros y están planeando hacer algo sobre ese ex Ilumgand. Shiki oyó hablar de eso con la transmisión de pensamiento]

–En el lugar de trabajo de Raidou-dono, todos los empleados saben cómo utilizar la transmisión de pensamiento ¿correcto? Poder tener una comunicación en estos momentos de crisis, que envidiable. Ya veo, ¡¡¡¿así que mis hijas están planeando hacer algo al respecto con eso?!!! R-Raidou-dono, ¡¿qué quiere decir con “algo”?! –(Rembrandt)

Asintiendo varias veces, Rembrandt-san digiere lentamente el contenido de mi comunicación escrita, pero en medio de ello, se sorprendió y claramente estaba empezando a agitarse.

Me sorprendió que estuviera tan tranquilo cuando supo que sus hijas estarían peleando, pero parece que ese no es el caso.

[Ellas ya están en esa edad, después de todo. Probablemente quieran poner a prueba sus habilidades]

–E-Eso no es bueno… Raidou-dono, eso no es bueno. Lo siento, ¿pero pueden ustedes por favor hacer algo al respecto. Como que… ¿usted puede habilidosamente hacer frente a esta situación? En primer lugar, no es necesario que prueben sus habilidades en esta clase de situación. Cierto, he oído que hay una fuerza como una tropa que está formada por la Academia por el bien del orden público. Es cierto. Desde el principio, es extraño que los estudiantes peleen. –(Rembrandt)

É-Él de repente empezó a ponerse nervioso.

Mientras estaba totalmente nervioso, murmuraba una y otra vez.

… Su esposa también tiene una mirada como si estuviera pensando en algo, pero parece como que no está tan agitada.

En esta clase de momentos, los padres normalmente se ponen muy protectores, pero se ve bastante tranquila.

–… Raidou-sama, usted es su sensei y no está aterrado al respecto, así que mi marido y yo no estamos tan preocupados por nuestras hijas. –

Tal vez se dio cuenta de algo de mi mirada, me habló.

No espera, su marido está completamente preocupado.

Incluso ahora no está mostrando signos de calmarse.

–Además, el grupo de Raidou-sama está aquí después de todo.Estoy seguro de que no se producirá el peor de los casos.Esas chicas también, algún día aprenderán que no importa la cantidad de poder que adquieran por sí mismas, hay una realidad contra la que no pueden hacer nada.Si ese día pasa a ser hoy, no se puede evitar.En realidad, estoy feliz de que usted esté de pie a su lado en ese momento.Incluso si este hombre se ve nervioso, él no lo está realmente. –

… Aterrador.

O más bien, no es como si ella creyera ciegamente en las posibilidades de sus hijas.

“Ellas algún día comprenderán sus límites, por lo que es mejor hacer que sientan esa frustración” ¿es lo que está tratando de decir?

Esta mujer, está diciendo algo realmente espartano.

A primera vista, su cuerpo parece estar tranquilo, pero cuando se lo ve de cerca, sus manos que se agarraban estaban temblando, por lo que probablemente se está forzando a sí misma.

En el caso de esta pareja, el padre es el especialista en consentir.

Las dos son chicas, así que, como padre, ser estrictos con ellas es difícil, ¿o algo por el estilo?

Al ver a su mujer poniendo su mano izquierda sobre su derecha y con fuerza en ellas, pensé de esta manera.

[Me alegra que tengan fe en nosotros. No es como si siempre pueda estar a su lado, así que esta vez, voy a asumir la responsabilidad y protegerlas adecuadamente. Y la pareja casada, ¿qué van a hacer a partir de ahora? Este lugar no es muy peligroso, así que si no tienen ningún asunto en particular, les sugiero que se queden aquí]

–… Ya veo. Cariño ¡Cariño! –

–No, si llega lo peor, podemos reunir mercenarios del gremio de comerciantes y… – (Rembrandt)

–¡¡Ca-ri-ño!! –

–¡¡Uo!! ¿Q-Qué pasa, Lisa? En este momento estoy pensando en cómo resolver esta situación como verás. –(Rembrandt)

–Raidou-sama estará cuidando de este lugar, así que es seguro. Y entonces, este lugar es seguro, pero nos preguntó lo que vamos a hacer ahora. –(Lisa)

–¿Q-Qué? Ya veo. Raidou-dono va a. Fuuuh. –(Rembrandt)

¿Qué hay con ese “fuuuh…”?

Incluso trajo las palabras “gremio de comerciantes” que no quiero escuchar en este momento.

Además, mercenarios.

De hecho he oído que se pueden contratar mercenarios baratos en el gremio.

Es más barato que ir por ahí pidiéndole a cada aventurero que ayuden en el transporte de mercancías, así que he oído de muchos comerciantes utilizan este método.

Aunque es algo que no me concierne, por lo que no conozco los detalles.

Después de que la esposa de Rembrandt-san le habló, parece que se calmó.

–¿Qué debemos hacer? Está también la cuestión de las chicas, por lo que creo que es una buena idea quedarse aquí, ¿qué te parece? –(Lisa)

–… No, vamos a tratar de ir al gremio una vez. –(Rembrandt)

–¿Al gremio? ¿No fuimos hace unos días? Además, incluso si vamos ahora con esta situación, no creo que podamos esperar una recepción decente. –(Lisa)

Es exactamente como dice ella.

Además, teniendo en cuenta que estaré en el panorama y que no me importa que algunas chispas  vuelen hacia ese lugar, que él vaya al gremio de comerciantes no es algo que me gustaría mucho.

–No creo que el gremio de comerciantes de aquí esté acostumbrado a este tipo de situaciones. Además, he experimentado varias batallas en Tsige y he tomado el mando en ellas. Así que debería poder ayudar en reducir la cantidad de daño. –(Rembrandt)

¿Q-Qué ha dicho?

Sólo hace unos momentos su mente estaba completamente llena con sus hijas, y sin embargo dice eso de repente.

Mientras estaba pensando en eso, Rembrandt-san se dirigió desde su esposa hacia mí.

–Si este lugar estará protegido por Raidou-dono, no tengo que preocuparme sobre mis hijas para nada. Además, no es como que no conozca al representante del gremio de aquí. –(Rembrandt)

–El representante de este lugar… ah, Zara-san. Cariño, fuiste a reunirte con él antes ¿verdad? –(Lisa)

Zara.

Ese representante, si no recuerdo mal, tenía ese nombre.

No sólo Rembrandt-san, su esposa también es una conocida de él eh.

Jah… Todavía suspiro con sólo recordar su rostro.

–U-Umu. De todas formas, si mi familia está a salvo, tengo que hacer lo que pueda. No hay pérdida en ayudar al gremio de comerciantes, y esta es la ciudad donde mis hijas están. Por lo tanto, Raidou-dono, me dirigiré al gremio de comerciantes para ayudar a resolver este pánico. –(Rembrandt)

–… No se puede evitar. En ese caso, voy a acompañarte. –(Lisa)

–L-Lisa, no me importa si te quedas- –(Rembrandt)

–Voy a ir. Estoy más acostumbrada a situaciones duras que las personas del gremio de aquí. Además, me gustaría dar mis saludos a Zara-san. Ha sido un largo tiempo. –(Lisa)

Por alguna razón, Rembrandt-san quiere ir solo.

¿Hay algún tipo de inconveniente si su mujer va allí?

Esta es la ciudad donde sus hijas asisten, así que en el caso de esta persona, él no tendría ningún asunto ni nada de eso.

En primer lugar, él está loco por su mujer.

Pero, ¿los dos intentan dejar el recinto del torneo?

¿Qué debería hacer? La elección en la que tengo méritos…

….

Ah, ¡carajo!

¡Al carajo con poner las ventajas y desventajas como prioridad!

¡Ya estoy en mi límite!

Tengo una deuda de gratitud con ellos.

Quiero protegerlos.

Quiero que estén a salvo.

Entonces, eso es suficiente para mí.

Compruebo mi entorno.

Parece que todavía hay personas en los asientos de los invitados.

Además, aún hay unas pocas personas que quedan.

En ese caso, sería malo hacerlo “aquí”.

–Raidou-dono, lo siento pero, le dejaré mis hijas a su cuidado. Si se las dejo a usted, no tengo por qué dudar. Voy a tratar de hacer lo que pueda. Es lo que estoy diciendo, pero sólo voy a estar creando un favor, jajaja. –(Rembrandt)

–Entonces, hasta luego. Nos vamos. –(Lisa)

[Esperen. Voy con ustedes medio camino]

No hay ninguna garantía de que nada les vaya a pasar si los dejo ir solos.

Pongámosle una escolta.

No quiero que las pocas personas en quienes puedo confiar se enfrenten al peligro.

… Si fuera a entrar al lado de los demonios, voy a tener que ayudar a Rembrandt-san desde detrás, o puede que también se enfrenten al peligro.

Bueno, eso se lo dejare para cuando realmente tenga que pensar en ello.

Parecían estar un poco desconcertados por un momento, pero la pareja casada aceptó que los acompañara.

Le ordene a Tomoe que teletransporte a Eva-san y a Ruria a la tienda por transmisión de pensamiento.

Después de confirmar que Tomoe asintió, dejo a todos y sigo a Rembrandt-san.

Dejando los asientos del público, continuamos por un pasillo oscuro.

[¿Ustedes dos están en buenos términos con que el representante-dono?]

–Buenos términos… Es una relación complicada. Lo que puedo decir con certeza es que tenemos una relación inseparable. –(Rembrandt)

–Hubo un momento en que ambos cuidaban sus respectivas tiendas. Eran vecinos. –(Lisa)

–¡Lisa! –(Rembrandt)

–¿No está bien? No es algo que ocultar. Además, ustedes dos son como una masa de éxito, y eran similares. –(Lisa)

Rembrandt-san era eh.

No puedo imaginarlo.

Y parece que la conexión del representante y Rembrandt-san es más profunda de lo que pensaba.

En un lado, aliados y compañeros que pueden confiar entre sí.

Por otro lado, son contundentes y se desprecian entre sí.

Qué cosa misteriosa.

[Ya veo. Ese tipo es implacable dependiendo de la persona, a un nivel extraordinario. Daba la imagen de una persona bien comerciante, por lo que es un poco sorprendente oír que es similar a Rembrandt-san]

–… Fue ayer eh. El día que se reunió con él. Usted dijo que estaba con problemas con el negocio. Parece que le dijo algo. –(Rembrandt)

[Yo no era consciente de mi falta de conocimiento y la fricción en mi entorno]

–Hablé con él un poco sobre usted y sus seguidores de antemano. Parece que no le llegó adecuadamente. Lo siento. –(Rembrandt)

[No se preocupe. No es algo por lo que tengas que disculparte. Fue la prueba que me faltaba, después de todo]

–Se trata de ti cariño, ¿así que no le habrás dicho cosas vagas a Zara-san? –(Lisa)

–Se trata de información personal de Raidou-dono después de todo. No puedo fácilmente decir los detalles, Lisa. Fumu, si no le llegó, debe haber actuado de manera muy ruda. –(Rembrandt)

[Por desgracia, parece que ni siquiera me trató como un comerciante. Fue realmente una vergüenza]

–Aun cuando es así, él también tiene una parte amable, pero él es del tipo que sólo le falta vocabulario. Hay momentos en los que es malentendido. –(Rembrandt)

¿Malentendido?

No estaba en ese nivel. El abusó completamente.

Bueno, no hay duda de que no esperaba nada de mí, así que definitivamente no es un malentendido.

Rembrandt-san parece conocerlo muy bien.

–Él estaba haciendo un negocio más agradable que Cariño. Tú eras más del tipo que viene en silencio desde atrás y ataca. Aunque es cierto que su boca era una gran desventaja para él. –(Lisa)

–Lisa, ¿siento malicia allí? ¿No me acabo de ocupar hábilmente del asunto? –(Rembrandt)

Hábilmente.

Como era de esperar, el mundo de los comerciantes no es simple.

Yo fui demasiado indulgente.

[Son viejos conocidos eh]

–Sí. Desde hace mucho tiempo. Morris también conoce bien a Zara, y también han competido entre ellos. Me he dado cuenta al final que mi familia es lo más importante, por lo que ya he dibujado una línea, pero él todavía no está casado y sólo ha estado viviendo en el mundo de los negocios. Tal vez debido a que su sentido del olfato se ha vuelto más opaco, o podría ser debido a que no le gusta mi sombra, parece que mostró una mala actitud hacia Raidou-dono. –(Rembrandt)

[Así que eso es lo que era. Me dijo que era demasiado rápido como para que trabaje aquí, así que vuelve a Tsige y retírate como comerciante]

–Fuh… Él no va a decirlo amablemente ¿verdad? “Regresa y haz que tu colega te cuide” sería más bien lo que hubiera querido decir. Bueno, si es así como usted lo tomó sería grandioso para él. –(Rembrandt)

Conoce realmente bien a ese tipo.

Sinceramente, le dije a Rembrandt-san que lo dijo de esa manera, pero en realidad, lo que saque de las palabras de ese tipo fue en su mayoría “desaparece de aquí granuja”.

–Esa es la manera de decir de Zara. Ara, ya estamos fuera. Raidou-sama, hasta aquí está bien, el resto podemos ir nosotros mismos. Por favor, cuida de nuestras hijas. –(Lisa)

–Umu. Incluso si tengo este aspecto, sé autodefensa. No se preocupe. También voy a hablar correctamente con el representante Zara. –(Rembrandt)

No, no era como si me quejara ni nada.

Pero bien, debe haber sonado como una queja hacia ellos.

Jah… Verdaderamente estoy siendo cuidado por Rembrandt-san.

Tengo que reflexionar en ello.

Pues bien, vamos a la tarea principal. Invocar una escolta.

[Por favor esperen. Pensé que iba a llamar la atención en donde estábamos antes, por lo que los acompañé hasta aquí. Pero ya que estamos aquí, me gustaría traer una escolta para ustedes dos]

–¿Escolta? –

–¿Se refiere a uno de sus seguidores? Pero todos están en donde estábamos antes. –

Sin responder a la pareja casada, creo una puerta de niebla.

A simple vista, sólo se vio como una nubosidad del tamaño de un cuerpo, pero apareció a mi lado.

De allí, apareció una sombra, y una forma lentamente se hace más clara.

Cuando dos hombres lagartos con hermosas escamas aparecieron de la niebla, la pareja tragaron aliento.

Sorprendidos de que dos mamonos aparecieron de repente.

Parece que estaban abrumados por su presencia y su comportamiento del que uno puede sentir inteligencia de ellos.

[Como pueden ver, estos son mamonos que he invocados. Poseen una poder fiable, así que por favor vayan con ellos. Si por casualidad son atacados, estos dos resultarán ser extraordinariamente útiles. En público, sólo digan que uno de ustedes utilizó alguna herramienta mágica para invocarlos]

–A-Ahora que lo mencionas, Raidou-dono era capaz de utilizar invocación mágica. No esperaba que aparecieran al instante, así que quedé realmente sorprendido. –(Rembrandt)

[Pueden comprender el lenguaje común, por lo que si quieren darles órdenes, con sólo decirlo normalmente funcionará. Por cierto, el que sostiene una lanza es Azu- quiero decir, Fia; y el que tiene un arco es Hyun]

Coordinando con mi presentación, ambos lagartos de neblina se arrodillaron frente a la pareja.

Parece que desde que es mi orden, la siguen.

Estoy agradecido.

Parece que la pareja también se calmó después de ver la forma en que actuaron.

–Ellos pueden entender palabras eh. Eso es fiable. Raidou-sama, muchas gracias. –(Lisa)

–Sí. Permíteme expresar mi agradecimiento. Gracias. –(Rembrandt)

[Por favor, manténganse a salvo. Vamos a encontrarnos más adelante]

Hice que los Lagartos de neblina 4 y 5 actúen como guardaespaldas de la pareja.

Planeo hacer que el número 3 trabaje junto con los estudiantes, así que tal vez debería ponerle un nombre como hace un momento.

Los dos nombres que les di recién fueron improvisados, pero fue más bien como unos nombres en código por lo que no debería haber ningún problema.

Viendo a la pareja irse, regreso al recinto del torneo, donde los estudiantes probablemente ya están combatiendo.

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          Lazy Dungeon Master capitulo 129   
La santa escribió una carta. ¿Qué debería hacer…?

Cuando le di un vistazo, parecía que el contenido decía que yo les daría el derecho de destruir el dungeon core, junto con la solicitud de apoyo financiero, pero… pensando en cuánto DP y fondos nos estaba proporcionando, no puedo decir que eso sea algo malo.

Sin embargo, sería algo realmente malo si el Reino Sagrado comenzara a ponernos el ojo encima.

Una dungeon que gane la atención del Reino Sagrado, cuya doctrina dice “destruye dungeons”… tendría una esperanza de vida más baja. Literalmente.

Debido a eso, llamé a Rokuko para tomar algunas contramedidas.

— Kehma, fisgoneando en una habitación donde está una chica, ¿ese tipo de cosas son tu hobby?

Se me quedó mirando con ojos considerablemente fríos. Que fastidio. Es reconocimiento del enemigo, ¿sabes?

Síp, es porque es una enemiga. No es como si quisiera observar sus piernas bien formadas y sus descalzos e indefensos pies o algo así. Si realmente lo quisiera, me podría complacer con Meat o Ichika, así que no es como si me estuviera muriendo de hambre.

— Entonces, ¿un plan para qué? ¿Para no dejar que obtengan fondos?

— Buena suposición, Rokuko. Es correcto. Espera… no puede ser, ¿eres una impostora?

— No, es obvio que sabría eso… la pregunta es cómo podemos evitar que obtengan el dinero. ¿Reemplazar las cartas? ¿O tal vez detengamos las entregas?

— ¿Estás bien? ¿¡Te sientes enferma!?

Rokuko estaba siendo inusualmente brillante. Coloqué el dorso de mi mano en su frente para asegurarse de que no tuviera fiebre.

— ¡Oye, no estoy enferma! ¡No me menosprecies tanto!

— Estabas algo caliente…

— ¡Es tu imaginación!

— ¿Es así? Entonces está bien. Estaba preocupado porque repentinamente te volviste inteligente.

— Aunque estoy feliz de que te preocupes por mí. Fufun, podrías alagarme más, ¿sabes?

Muy bien, ahora ha vuelto a ser Rokuko.

— Entonces, ¿qué vas a hacer? Fuera de la dungeon sería difícil detener las entregas de los aventureros después de que acepten la comisión. Cierto, podríamos tomarlas cuando se las entreguen al gremio de aventureros.

— Darle al gremio la responsabilidad del problema suena como que sería problemático de varias formas. Incluso si las reemplazamos, las cartas van cerradas con sellos de cera…

Cuando puso las cartas en los sobres, la santa las estampó con su sello. Con eso, sería obvio si fueran manipuladas.

— Para eso, ¿no estaría bien si la magia de Kehma arreglara el sello? Podrías romper el sello y luego repararlo después, ¿cierto? Ah, pero si hay un efecto mágico en el sello de cera no podrías mostrar tu técnica, necesitaríamos otro también, ¿no?

— Hey, Rokuko.

— ¿Qué? ¿Se ha reavivado tu amor por mí?

— Tú… … … ¿eres la verdadera Rokuko?

— ¿¡Qué si soy la verdadera!? ¡Qué grosero, pienso que ya es demasiado!

— Lo entiendo, entonces muéstrame tu pie y lo confirmaré.

— ¿¡Puedes confirmarlo con eso!? Bueno, aunque realmente no sé por qué necesitas mi pie… T-toma.

Quitándose una de sus medias, Rokuko expuso su pie… Fuuu. Me tomé mi tiempo validándolo, pero ella es la verdadera. A decir verdad, los pies de Rokuko no tienen ninguna marca especial en absoluto, pero sé que es ella. Para ser exacto, lo confirmé mirando la función del mapa del menú.

Bueno, aunque estaría en problemas si se tratara de un imitador. ¿Se comió algo que apareció en la gacha, como una fruta de la sabiduría o algo así?

— No hay dudas, eres la verdadera Rokuko.

— Es lo que te he estado diciendo… así que, ¿tienes un plan?

— … Sí, lo tengo. Pondré una queja.

Mi plan era extremadamente simple.

También escribiríamos cinco cartas, enviándolas a la misma dirección que las de la santa.

Debido a que serían a la misma dirección, los aventureros que tomaran su comisión naturalmente iban a tomar la nuestra también debido al beneficio. El gremio incluso podría recomendar a la gente que las aceptasen de forma conjunta.

De esta forma no tendríamos que obstruir las cartas de la santa para nada.

Si se convierte en una situación en la que ninguna de las cartas de la santa llega, tampoco lo harán nuestras quejas, pero en ese caso no hay problema en absoluto.

— Heeh, el plan de Kehma es diferente después de todo.

— Pero, ¿quién iría a leer una carta del jefe de aldea cuyo pueblo ni siquiera tiene un nombre? Ese es el único hueco en el plan. Y así, Rokuko, tú lo harás.

— ¿Yo?

— Eres la hermana menor de Haku-san. Es decir, la hermana menor de Haku Raverio, ancestro del imperio.

— ¡Oh, puedo pedir prestada la influencia de Haku Ane-sama, ¿eh?!

En particular, dado que este es el lugar favorito de Haku-san. Probablemente no habría ningún problema en usar su nombre para esto… Más bien, “la hermana menor de Haku-san” podría ser un título más influyente que el de “la santa en quiebra”.

Y debido a eso, usando el nombre de Rokuko, preparamos cinco cartas para que coincidieran con las de la santa.

Su contenido: [Estamos preocupados debido al apetito voraz de la santa que está acabando con nuestras raciones de invierno, sin importarle los costos. Le hemos estado vendiendo porque somos un negocio, pero hay un límite para esas cosas. ¿Podrían por favor decirle eso a ella de forma indirecta, como sus gobernantes?].

Era una petición, una escrita de forma grandilocuente.

Lo sellaremos con cera y lo estamparemos con el sello imperial.

En verdad, es algo que Haku-san nos dio cuando Rokuko le escribió cartas de [Solicitud]. Aunque lo estamos usando para comunicarnos directamente con Haku-san a través de cartas… tomar prestado algo usado para hablar directamente con Haku-san es muy aterrador.

Por otra parte, incluso si tomamos prestado el sello imperial, tengo la sensación de que estaría bien dado que Haku-san dijo: “Este sello es para que Rokuko lo use en lo que quiera”.

… Si posteriormente le enviamos a Haku-san una nota de agradecimiento de parte de Rokuko, definitivamente se alegrará. Definitivamente. Síp. Definitivamente tomaría ventaja de ello, si muestro debilidad aquí, así que terminaré con un agradecimiento unilateral.

Parece que las cartas fueron terminadas mientras pensaba en eso, las cinco fueron completadas.

— Quedaron perfectas. Aunque escribir cinco cartas con el mismo contenido es agotador.

— Buen trabajo. Bueno, con esto estaremos haciendo algo respecto a las cartas de la santa… me apresuraré para asegurarme que sean aceptadas junto a las de ella.

— Sí, por favor.

El asistente acababa de salir del gremio, dejando las cartas de la santa. Me apresuré a adentrarme al gremio, llevando las cartas que Rokuko escribió.

La comisión fue aceptada fácilmente por recepcionista-san del gremio, que pidió la cuota para las cinco cartas… además de ser entregadas en otro país, la tarifa era un poco cara debido a que quería que fueran tomadas junto a la otra comisión, cinco monedas de plata en total. Cinco de plata no se siente como un gran desembolso en este punto, ¿eh?

Después de eso, el panfleto del encargo fue colocado en el tablón de anuncios. Fue colocado cerca de la de las cartas de la santa, un poco arriba para ser exactos. Con esto, probablemente serán tomadas en conjunto.

Además, la tarea de llegar a donde guardaban las cartas de la santa dentro del gremio habría sido un fracaso… Fueron guardados en la caja fuerte del gremio, así que no hubiera sido capaz de tomarlas. Es más, hay una restricción que hace que no pueda usar la función de recolección del dungeon para quitarle las cosas a otras personas cuando yo quiera, ¿eh?… Bueno, si fuera capaz de hacerlo, podría seguir la salvaje estrategia de hacer algo como quitarle la armadura y las armas a los guerreros en mitad del combate.

Preparar cartas por nosotros mismos fue la opción correcta.

— Fufufu, ¡el plan de Kehma era el correcto, tal como esperaba!

— S-sí.

Aunque no fui capaz de usar su plan de manipular las cartas… ¿Rokuko luce feliz por alguna razón?

…Pero incluso así, sin dinero, ¿eh? ¿Cuánto más duraran los fondos de la santa?

Tal vez sería mejor hacer algo para aprovecharme de ella.

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          Re: Are Annuities A Worthwhile Retirement Investment?   
We have quite a bit in a Vanguard VA and we invested in it direct (not via 1035) many years ago (other tax-deferred accounts maxed out). It's worked out well for us, and now in retirement we're doing partial 1035 exchanges into immediate annuities to cover expenses, which spreads the tax bite over time (each monthly payment represents part earnings and part non-taxable return of principal). We also don't pay for any riders or "guaranteed income" add-ons.

Assuming a low-cost VA like Vanguard's, the biggest stumbling block in my view is the loss of favorable capital gains treatment on any portion of the sub-accounts invested in equities. That's the trade-off for tax deferral. (The same is true for 401(k)'s and IRA's, though--and tax deferral for a VA extends to year 85).
          Re: What are your health insurance stats?   
GraduateStudent wrote:
mhalley wrote:This will be all over the map as it depends on your zip code and your company, and of course employment. I pay $2008 a month as a retiree at age 62 for me and the wife for a 7k deductable non hsa plan. :oops:


Interesting that zip code matters.... where do you live?


Obamacare premiums vary enormously by geography. Even two adjacent counties can have premium differences of more than 30%. At the state to state level, the differences can be several times. I think it's due to different state regulations as well as the number of companies serving the area, as that determines the amount of market competition.

Interestingly, some of the highest cost of living states, such as Massachusetts, have some of the lowest premiums, and some of the lowest cost of living states, such as Wyoming, have some of the highest premiums.
          Re: Beginner needs sanity check moving a lot of cash to market.   
John Laurens wrote:Ok then. Will you bet me a million dollars that a 60/40 portfolio will out perform his guaranteed mortgage rate over the next 2 years? If I win, I get a million dollars. If you win, you get the satisfaction that you guessed right over a guy on the internet.

Regards,
John


Paying off a mortgage is not a "guaranteed return" of 3.8%. And why does he need to "beat it" in 2 years? The interest on a mortgage (or any loan) is a finance charge. You know exactly what you will pay in interest over the life of the loan from day one. So, if a mortgage will cost you 100k over the life of the loan, paying it off early will save you no more than 100k. Alternatively, putting $300-400k into the stock market now and letting it sit for 20-30 years will return far more than $100k over that time (400k at 7% for just 10 years could yield over 380k in growth). Of course that is not guaranteed, but unless the world economy implodes and never recovers, he'll do much better investing now especially if he leaves the money invested for longer. Time in the market is key here. He absolutely without a doubt is much better off investing all of that cash now and keeping his mortgage for as long as he wants. At 3.8% and his current tax bracket, he's really only paying around 2% interest after the mortgage interest tax deduction anyway. That's free money. He should not pay off the mortgage. He's relatively young and wants to be financially independent in 10 years which means he needs more money in the market and he needs to get it in there asap to maximize time invested.
And great simple portfolio. If you put this money in a taxable, don't use the total bond fund there.
          Re: Does Vanguard gain anything from us investing more internationally?   
With a larger international footprint maybe they can expand more, help eventually grow more AUM in overseas funds (I mean Vanguard UK and so on, not US funds investing in international stocks).

The international funds have higher expense ratios, though most of it probably reflects the legitimately higher costs there. Vanguard is supposed to be run at cost, but at the individual fund level maybe it's not so clear cut. In any case there's more room for the international fund ERs to fall. More money there would help in that regard.

Vanguard's research team predicts higher returns are more likely in ex-US stocks starting from now (I mean this in the statistical sense, so actual outcomes may be far different), so a higher international allocation could make their target date and LifeStrategy asset allocation funds look better, and may improve investor outcomes, which could help with gathering and maintaining AUM.

The average investor allocation is underweight international assets relative to the broader professional investor consensus (and Vanguard's suggestion goes beyond even that), so a more charitable explanation is simply that they're nudging people towards what's probably better for them.
          Re: Tax deferred or taxable account?   
Welcome to the forum!

The tax-deferred 401(k) is still a better investment even if you expect to leave the money to your heirs.

It's easier to see the comparison between a Roth (tax-free) and a taxable account. If you hold a taxable account, you earn less than on a tax-free account, because you pay tax on your dividends every year. You may avoid tax on capital gains if you leave the account to your heirs, but the dividend tax compounds over time. If you live for forty years before you leave the account to your heirs, and are paying 15% tax on a 2% dividend yield, the 0.3% tax every year costs you 12% of the money.

A traditional 401(k) works the same way, because you get a deduction on contributions. If you are in a 25% tax bracket and contribute $18,000 to your 401(k), that cost you only $13,500 out of pocket. If you (or your heirs) are in a 25% tax bracket when the money is withdrawn, you come out just as well as if you had invested $13,500 tax-free. If you have to take the money out as a required minimum distribution, you can invest it in a taxable account then, but you still gained the benefit of years of tax deferral.
          Re: Should I move abroad to minimize health care costs?   
Moving abroad is more and more difficult, and eventually will be almost impossible for Americans. Tax is not the most critical issue, although tax return indeed become really complicated. In order to live somewhere, you would need a bank account. You cannot even apply for residence without a bank account, as you need to report the required amount of money to demonstrate that you can support yourself. US account would not work in most countries. Unfortunately, many banks are refusing to open accounts for US citizens, because of FATCA regulations. At the moment, there are still banks willing to work with US citizens. But their number is shrinking rapidly. Moreover, some of them are closing existing accounts.
          Re: Sam's Club vs. Costco   
harrychan wrote:
runner3081 wrote:We have a Sam's and Costco across the street from each other (more or less).

We went with Sam's for 2 main reasons.

1) Crowds - Always much slower at Sam's with plenty of checkout folks around. Hardly every a wait. Costco, well, it is a disaster, and I am not a fan of paying for the privilege of waiting in line.

2) Cost - We found that the items we buy, basic cheese, meat, etc is cheaper at Sam's Club.


Sounds like we live near each other. You can't possibly go to the costco that is 2 miles away. A weekend Costco run will take you at LEAST 45 min in the checkout line. Its insane. I heard Sam's club you can check out by scanning and paying through their app on your phone. GENIUS!

I am in the Phoenix area, just looked at Google Maps and it is 0.5 miles between locations.

In fact, today, we were running errands around noon and decided to just stop and browse the clothes at Sam's. Parked by the door, no issues in and out. Like you said, this wold have been an hour at Costco :)
          Re: Retired Feds: Experience with FEHB TCC for adult child?   
motorcyclesarecool wrote:
delamer wrote:Maybe the 400% is comparing the total premium under TCC to the employee/annuitant share of the premium.

That's what I was attempting to convey. TCC is full freight. Active / Annuitant employee share under FEHB is rather small by comparison. I've been exploring my health insurance options under an MRA+10 retirement with the annuity delayed to age 62, and considering purchasing from the exchange or obtaining a catastrophic plan with a fully funded HSA for the gap between retiring and the resumption of FEHB at 62. I hope to do better than TCC in the interregnum.


Yes, TCC is full freight and more expensive than the exchange options. But maintaining that connection to the FEHB seems very valuable given the uncertainty surrounding insurance in general and the exchanges in specific. Since my kid needs just self-only coverage, the TCC cost isn't too bad.

One thing I want to understand is whether conversion is available once the 36 months of TCC is over, and whether the premium is comparable.
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          Vuelve a aumentar la nafta y costará casi 20 pesos el litro   

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          micro @HalluFMR #34 : Formation, avec Philippe Coste   
Comme la connaissance va bien plus vite que les programmes scolaires, construisons des écoles où on apprend à apprendre.
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          Summary Of Virtue Theory And Abortion Hursthouse   
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In the Arab world, Islam and Western democracy means dictatorship

by Abdenur Prado - posted Friday, February 11, 2011
Source: UMMA . COM

The West finances dictators in the Middle East and the Arab world for over a century.
pro-democracy demonstrations against dictatorships supported by the West in the Arab world, shows once again the immense hypocrisy of our leaders. Which side Western governments are, with the demonstrators or the dictators? The answer is simple: the side of those who generate millions for the benefit of Western multinational corporations.

But that does not surprise anyone. It is well known that the West has funded more than a century of dictatorships in the Middle East and the Arab world because it is through the autocracies that [the West] were able to control the resources of this region. Even if this leads to the exploitation and misery of people facing decommissioning, orchestrated by the International Monetary Fund, their social services in order to repay foreign debt generated by the millions in arms purchases in the West ... As the aspirations of civil society, increasing poverty, torture and repression, lack of civil liberties and human rights ... No Western leader does not care at all. And all have shown, continuously, without exception, for over a century. Remarks made recently by Henry Kissinger are revealing in this regard: "We've had five presidents who have considered Hosni Mubarak as the best ally of the U.S. objectives in the region. "

Just out of the archives all the statements of Western leaders who praise the Arab tyrants: their economic policies, their continued political stability, their contributions to international security, that they safeguard secularism and prevent the advance of Islamist movements ... In short, for submission to the dictates of Western financial markets and the International Monetary Fund.

This overview does only one variable: whether or not the connivance with the State of Israel. This underscores the critical role of Israel vis-à-vis the maintenance of dictatorships in the Arab world, a fact corroborated by the comments made by Netanyahu in support of Ben Ali and Mubarak as well as decades of collusion with the family Royal Saudi monarchy and other issues of colonialism. No surprise then to learn that Israeli diplomacy has done everything possible to save Mubarak. It is true that Israel has cause for concern, not only for the danger posed by the rise of political Islam, but also because the democratic governments that might arise would maintain not only their country's complicity in the genocide of the Palestinian people. The open border between Gaza and Sinai is crucial for the survival of the Palestinian people. This is a convincing argument in favor of democracy in Egypt and the Middle East! And
"Islamism" in all this? It serves as a bogeyman to justify the support of dictatorships "secularists." However, it obscures the fact that the majority of parties "Islamists" in the Arab world accepted the idea of parliamentary democracy.
An example of this paradigm is that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. In 1944 the founder, Hassan al-Banna, supported the participation in parliamentary elections, saying that the Egyptian constitution was "Islamic" because it recognized that the authority resides in the people, ensured the decision-making through consultation (Shura) and respect for individual freedoms. In some of his writings, he defends parliamentary democracy: "The bases of political organization based on the system of parliamentary representation does not contradict the fundamental principles that Islam has set in organization of power. "Since its founding, the Muslim Brotherhood have repeatedly stated that their intention is not to take power, but to educate society and to influence the system for Islamic ideals in justice being implemented. Despite this, they are portrayed as villains by the media manipulation and by Western governments. (I'm not a fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, but I am against their demonization. For their positions, see their website in English).

There is talk now of returning to Tunisia Rachid al-Ghannouchi, founder and historic leader of the party-Nahda in Tunisia, after 22 years of exile. According Ghannouchi, Islam provides a more fertile than that of the West to carry out democracy. There is a book of Azam Tamimi, where he studied his thought in detail, Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat within Islam, published by Oxford University Press. Among his ideals: "an Islamic system based on the will of the majority, free elections, free press, minority protection, equality between laity and religious parties, and achieving complete women's rights in all areas, participation in elections to the freedom to dress as they wish, the right to divorce, and even the right to be head of state. The role of Islam is to provide an ethical system. "

An ethical system that necessarily involves the abolition of usury Financial, which provides a minimum of social services for the entire population and the establishment mechanisms that prevent the accumulation of capital in the hands of a few individuals. An equally valid for Spain than for Egypt.

In Brief: Islamist movements are champions of democracy against tyranny corrupt funded by the West. It is curious to see how the terms were reversed at the point of passing the opposition, which demands democracy, for ... absolutists, and dictators that suppress civil liberties as saviors. The world upside down? The world seen through a mass media manipulation. That is to say, from a perspective of the interests of major Western financial corporations.


Translation: Amy Fetchman

          Valentina Sweet – Dreaming Awake (ReadyOrNotHereICum/CumLouder)   

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          Un enorme bache se traga un auto entero en Estados Unidos   

ST. LOUIS. Un enorme bache que se abrió repentinamente en una calle en el centro de St. Louis tragó un auto entero el jueves.

No se informó de personas heridas como resultado de la caída en el sumidero que se abrió poco antes de las 7 de la mañana.

Fotos aéreas muestran al auto blanco tendido de costado en el pozo y agua que sale de un caño subterráneo.

Los dueños del auto dijeron a la televisora KMOV que regresaban del gimnasio cuando encontraron su auto en el pozo. No estaba claro cómo se abrió el hueco.


          Alquilo Cabañas en Colón Entre Ríos - todo el año-   


Complejo de cabañas  ubicadas en el parque acuático las cañitas.

Mayor información contactar al télefono:

1155711776 te comunicas con Ricardo

Número de línea: 011-4466-0054.   (Patricia)                                                     

 Proximamente  monoambientes a estrenar, para 3 y 4 personas
Consultar precios.


Contactar por mail:  cabaniascostasdelsol@gmail.com






Frente de las cabañas

Cabañas a estrenar vista del frente

vista del Deck

Apreciación de la cochera

Vista del interior


La cocina

El baño


Habitación cama matrimonial

vista desde el piso superior

Otra foto de la cocina

Las piletas del complejo las cañitas

Vista del ingreso a la cañita y las cabañas

Piletas del parque acúatico


Otra vista desde la calle del parque

Vista del baldazo


 Las cabañas cuentan con:
luz, gas, direct- tv,
  • Televisor 20 pulgadas
  • Aire acondicionado
  • Microondas
  • Vajillas y cubiertos 
  • Mantas de abrigo
  • Agua caliente - fría
  • Cochera individual
  • Parrilla individual.
  • Heladera con freezer
  • Ventilador de techo
Capacidad para 4 personas:
  • cama matrimonial
  • sofa cama
Las cabañas se encuentran dentro del predio "Las Cañitas", siendo un barrio cerrado con seguridad permanente las 24 Horas.


Las cabañas son todas a estrenar, ubicadas a unos pasos de las piletas. A dos cuadras del río Uruguay.
Para ver el parque acuático entra al siguiente link: www.lascanitasacuaticas.com.ar
(No pertenece a las cabañas) 








          Bichara dice informe Punta Catalina permite no confundir a la población sobre costo y precios    

SANTO DOMINGO. La Central Termoeléctrica Punta Catalina debe hacernos sentir satisfechos, por su significado y por cómo fue contratada. El informe presentado por la comisión creada mediante el decreto 6-17 permitió a la ciudadanía entender el proyecto.

Estas consideraciones fueron emitidas por el vicepresidente ejecutivo de la CDEEE, Rubén Jiménez Bichara, al ser entrevistado en Telenoticias, canal 11, donde afirmó que la población “comprendió por qué el proyecto se tomó seis meses estudiándolo y profundizándolo”.

Valoró como importantes las sugerencias presentadas por la comisión encargada de investigar la licitación y adjudicación, la cual está integrada por monseñor Agripino Núñez Collado, el pastor Jorge Alberto Reynoso, los empresarios Pedro Brache Álvarez y José Luis Corripio (Pepín). Asimismo, el dirigente sindicalista Gabriel Del Río Doñé y el vicepresidente de la Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia, Servio Tulio Castaños.

Del mismo modo, el presidente de la Sociedad Dominicana de Diarios, Persio Maldonado y el economista, Jaime Aristy Escuder. Junto a ellos, el exvicepresidente ejecutivo de la CDEEE, Celso Marranzini.

Jiménez Bichara lamentó que se haya querido confundir a las y los ciudadanos con informaciones sobre costos y precios.

“Todos los estudios técnicos de firmas internacionales dan cuenta del buen precio a que fue contratada Punta Catalina”.

La firma FTI Consulting concluyó que la licitación fue transparente y siguió las leyes dominicanas. Igualmente, que las propuestas presentadas fueron evaluadas consistentemente.

Asegura que el Gobierno ha hecho un gran esfuerzo para continuar el desarrollo de la obra que representará un ahorro anual de US$450 millones.

La construcción de Punta Catalina nunca se ha detenido y ya tiene un nivel de construcción de un 78 por ciento. “La ingeniería de la obra está en un 96 por ciento y los equipos principales de la planta están en un 98 por ciento”.

Propuestas deben respetar intereses del país

“No creo que haya en la región de Latinoamérica una planta con la calidad de Punta Catalina”.

Respecto a cualquier propuesta del sector privado para invertir en el proyecto, dijo que deberá respetar los intereses del país. Asimismo, “que no se arriesguen los objetivos que dieron origen a Punta Catalina”.

Diversificación de matriz a precios sostenibles

Esta central busca adicionar generación al sistema eléctrico interconectado a precios sostenibles. La finalidad es un sistema de servicio ininterrumpido de 24 horas para el desarrollo del país.

Primera unidad lista para junio del 2018

El cronograma de entrega actual, coloca la primera unidad de la obra para junio o julio del 2018. En tanto, la segunda unidad estaría lista para diciembre de ese mismo año.

La central está ubicada en el distrito municipal de Catalina, Baní. Se construyó en esa zona porque se habían hecho diseños de plantas de generación y estudios previos.

La urgencia era desarrollar 600 megavatios para poder abastecer la creciente demanda de generación, que en estos momentos se coloca en 125 megavatios por año.

La Central Termoeléctrica Punta Catalina está integrada por dos unidades de 337.4 megavatios cada una. Generará energía a partir de la quema limpia de carbón pulverizado. El 40 por ciento de la energía producida en el mundo es a partir de ese mineral.

Punta Catalina contribuirá, además, a reducir el 98% de las emisiones de gases. Se logrará a través de un purificador AQCS y la siembra de 1, 500,000 plantas de caoba.

Esta construcción ha generado más de 6,400 empleos. El 98 por ciento de la mano de obra es dominicana.


          Denuncian en Chile banda que traficaba migrantes en su mayoría dominicanos    

SANTIAGO DE CHILE. El Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos (INDH) de Chile presentó una querella por tráfico ilícito de migrantes contra una red integrada por extranjeros a la que acusa de tratar de ingresar al país austral a unos 200 inmigrantes, principalmente de nacionalidad dominicana.

La querella, que fue presentada en un tribunal de Arica, al norte de Chile, apunta a una banda de siete peruanos, dos bolivianos y un colombiano, que introducía al país a los inmigrantes por pasos fronterizos ilegales, señaló el INDH en un comunicado.

La Policía chilena detectó tres hechos que dieron inicio a la investigación de esta banda dedicada al tráfico de migrantes.

El primero ocurrió en septiembre de 2015, cuando Carabineros interceptó a nueve ciudadanos dominicanos que habían entrado ilegalmente a Chile siguiendo una línea férrea y guiados por un colombiano.

El 15 de octubre de 2015, la Policía encontró a un grupo de cinco dominicanos que entraron al país por una zona costera no habilitada, y un día después, en el paso fronterizo de Chacalluta que separa Chile y Perú, fue identificado un ciudadano peruano que ingresaba equipajes.

Al ser interrogado por la Policía de Investigaciones (PDI), confesó que pertenecían a los dominicanos que habían ingresado al país un mes antes y dijo que había contratado para esa tarea por la ciudadana peruana Soledad Maquera, que según los primeros antecedentes podría ser la líder de la banda.

Según el INDH, las víctimas de la red llegaban a Chile engañadas con una falsa promesa de visado y permiso de trabajo, y debían pagar antes una cantidad de dinero en dólares.

Además entraban al país por rutas peligrosas. Uno de los migrantes pisó una mina antipersonal y sufrió heridas graves, mientras otra mujer denunció haber sido violada por los integrantes de la banda.


          O’Ban, Rossi call for investigatory hearings on Sound Transit   

Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi are calling for an investigation into whether Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the ST3 authorization to legislators and the public.”  In a letter sent today to the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and the chair of the […]

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          Venus Williams, reconoce que está destrozada por choque mortal en el que se vio involucrada   

MIAMI. La tenista estadounidense Venus Williams reconoció estar “destrozada” emocionalmente por el accidente mortal en el que se vio involucrada en Florida en junio pasado y que costó la vida a un hombre de 78 años.

“Estoy devastada y con el corazón roto por este accidente”, aseguró la ex numero uno del mundo en un mensaje publicado anoche en su cuenta de Facebook.

Williams envió sus “más sinceras condolencias a la familia y amigos” de Jerome Barson y dijo tenerles en sus “pensamientos y oraciones”.

La veterana tenista estadounidense publicó el mensaje el mismo día en el que la familia de la víctima presentó una demanda civil por “negligencia” al volante, en una acción judicial que busca de una indemnización por los daños causados.

Según la demanda, tanto Barson como su esposa, Linda, de 68 años, sufrieron “heridas severas” tras chocar con el todoterreno SUV de la deportista el pasado 9 de junio, en Palm Beach Gardens, a unas 80 millas (128 kilómetros) al norte de Miami.

Jerome permaneció en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos durante dos semanas, y murió el pasado 22 de junio, mientras que su esposa sobrevivió.

El reporte policial del accidente asegura que la mayor de las hermanas Williams cometió una infracción en un cruce de calles.

La exnúmero 1 del mundo no resultó herida en el accidente, ni estaba bajo la influencia de drogas o alcohol, según el informe de la Policía, por lo que lo que la tenista quedó en libertad. EFE


          How Much Does It Cost to Influence an Election? About $400,000   

That's the sum it takes to buy followers on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, hire companies to write and disseminate fake news postings over a period of 12 months, and run sophisticated web sites to influence public opinion, according to "Hacking the actual voting process isn't worth it as it leaves traces, is very expensive and technologically challenging," Schneider said Wednesday at a security conference organized by Deutsche Telekom AG in Berlin. Yet influencing public opinion via fake news and data leaks, as is believed to have happened during the U.S. and French election campaigns, is relatively simple and "could also happen ahead of the German elections."


          Belmont Stumptown   
I may as well start out with one of the granddaddies of the craft coffee movement: Stumptown.  A decade or so ago, just when the mergers and acquisitions of the coffee giants seemed on the verge of swallowing the last small coffee purveyor, Stumptown emerged to lead the way to the next level of coffee obsession.  This was, to a large extent, because of a counterintuitive strategy: unlike the big guys, Stumptown offered coffees that were medium roasted, instead of the dark and oily french roasts that were (and are) so popular.  For espresso, that means Stumptown's signature Hairbender blend, which is complex, sweet and without the big bitter hit that tends to mark darker roasts.

On one of the very last gorgeous days of a remarkable Portland summer that stretched into mid-October, I rode over to the the Stumptown at the corner of 33rd and Southeast Belmont.  This was one of the first locations of the company's small empire (it recently added outposts on Manhattan and in Seattle).  As you can see in the photo, the shop's design is minimalist and timeless.
 

The staff was friendly and helpful.  One of them noticed me staring at a wall of 12 ounce bags of single origin coffee beans, and asked me if I needed help deciding what I wanted.  Actually, I was looking for one that cost less than twenty bucks.

They use a La Marzocco Strada to make espresso, which has a saturated grouphead that stabilizes temperatures and allows for consistent controllable results.  The shot was pulled with great care and some ritual (the shop wasn't busy, allowing the barista some leisure).  The resulting setup is shown in the accompanying photo.  The shot, made with Hairbender, was just as delicious as I'd come to expect, with dark thick crema and a final sip that was intensely sweet.
          Tribunal dismisses Myeni’s application, with costs   
Johannesburg – The Companies Tribunal has dismissed South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni’s application to have a compliance notice issued by the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) set aside.
          Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs   
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          Billionaire Shipping Magnate Buys Tankers to Prepare for Oil Rebound   
John Fredriksen, a billionaire shipping magnate, is looking to buy oil tanker companies. He wants to prepare for a rebound in oil prices and expand his business empire. Fredriksen wants to spend more than $2 billion on acquisitions to overtake his competition as the largest shipping company in the world. Costas Paris writes: “We used […]
          Little Witch Academia: The Witch of Time and the Seven Wonders launches November 30 in Japan   

Little Witch Academia: The Witch of Time and the Seven Wonders will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on November 30, Bandai Namco announced. It will cost 7,600 yen for the standard edition and 11,110 yen for the limited edition. Here is the latest set of details: ■ Story “Extra! Extra—!” Final exams have ended, […]

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          Assistant Manager - Domino's - King, NC   
Staffing, Paperwork, Cost Controls, Cash control, Food management, Work to a Schedule, Perfect Image and adherence to standards, Great Customer Service,...
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          General Manager - Domino's - King, NC   
Staffing, Paperwork, Cost Controls, Cash control, Food management, Work to a Schedule, Perfect Image and adherence to standards, Great Customer Service,...
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          Pioneer AppRadio Car Audio Deck Ships Today With a Surprise Price Drop and New Features   

Back in May when we reported excitedly from the launch presser for Pioneer’s new AppRadio car audio deck, we were told it’d hit store shelves by late June, and cost in the vicinity of $500. Well, it’s arrived, and Pioneer has added a few features to the free AppRadio app. Oh, and they’ve lopped $100 off […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Brandi Love – My Best Friends Mom (BangbrosClips/BangBros/2017/HD)   

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          Brandi Love – My Best Friends Mom (BangbrosClips/BangBros/2017/Standart quality)   

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          Until Dawn y Juego de Tronos destacan entre los juegos de un julio estupendo para los usuarios de PlayStation Plus   

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Puede que llevemos menos de una semana metidos en verano, pero con la remesa de propuestas que llegarán a los suscriptores de PlayStation Plus este mes de julio estamos muy seguros de que el invierno se aproxima con la propuesta de terror de Supermassive Games y la adaptación de Telltale Games de la obra de G.R.R. Martins.

Sin embargo, uno de los máximos atractivos este mes es que además de los dos juegos habituales que podremos descargar en cada consola de Sony (sin contar con los cross-play), podremos disfrutar sin coste alguno del primer título del sello PlayLink, la gama de juegos diseñados para jugar en grupo desde smartphones y tablets.

Juegos gratuitos para PS4

Sony es muy consciente de la expectación que hay en torno al estreno de la nueva temporada de Juego de Tronos, y para caldear el ambiente nos propone disfrutar de la primera temporada completa de 'Game of Thrones – A Telltale Series'. Sin embargo, el plato fuerte del mes -al menos en lo jugable- será 'Until Dawn', un survival inspirado en las slasher movies que no tardó en convertirse en uno de los primeros grandes exclusivos de la sobremesa de Sony.

La propuesta en PS4 se completa con ¡Has Sido Tu!, una propuesta social para seis jugadores en la que podremos interactuar desde nuestros dispositivos móviles respondiendo cientos de preguntas y participando en toda clase de retos y 'Don’t Die Mr Robot', el cual recibiremos gracias a la opcion de cross-buy con la portátil de Sony.

  • Until Dawn
  • Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series
  • ¡Has sido tú! – PS4
  • Don’t Die Mr Robot (cross-buy para PS4)

Juegos de PS Vita y PS3

Por su parte, Sony sigue reforzando el catálogo de juegos de los usuarios de PS3 con dos propuestas variadas pero especialmente sugerentes: 'Tokyo Jungle' convierte la capital de Japón en un enorme entorno absorbido por la naturaleza y en el que tomaremos el control de varios animales.

Por otro lado, 'DarkStalkers Resurrection' es el regreso de una de las mejores sagas de lucha de Capcom con una actualización visual y juego online que no puede faltar a ningún amante del género.

  • Tokyo Jungle – PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection – PS3

Para terminar, 'Don’t Die Mr Robot' es un arcade que -pese a su aspecto simplón- esconde un desafiante bullet hell a través de cuatro modos de juego que podremos disfrutar tanto en PS Vita como en PS4, y 'Element4l' se presenta como un plataformas de scroll lateral muy en la línea de Limbo.

  • Don’t Die Mr Robot – PS Vita (cross-buy para PS4)
  • Element4l – PS Vita

Definitivamente una estupenda manera de arrancar la segunda mitad del año y que podremos descargar sin coste a partir del 4 de julio. ¿Mantendrán la línea los cinco meses restantes? en aproximadamente 30 días lo averiguaremos.


          PORTUGAL À SOMBRA DE AMBIGUIDADES AINDA NÃO ULTRAPASSADAS – VIII   



Em saudação aos 60 anos do MPLA, aos 52 anos da passagem do Che por África e aos 43 anos do 25 de Abril… e assinalando os 50 anos do início do “Exercício ALCORA” e os 50 anos do início da Guerra do Biafra.

15- O fascismo e colonialismo do Estado Novo, em função dos problemas que criou, tornou-se praticamente indigente no que ao armamento e equipamento militar dizia respeito: e vassalo nas obrigações internacionais no quadro da NATO e do Exercício ALCORA, uma vassalagem que não parou com o 25 de Abril de 1974.

Em Goa, Damão e Dio, ficou evidente que a capacidade militar do colonialismo português praticamente não existia e no campo da NATO, muito poucos tinham interesse em ajudar essa indigência avassalada, inclusive o aliado Grã-Bretanha.

Logo em 1961 relativamente a Angola, era essa a impressão do cônsul-geral da África do Sul em Luanda e por isso os portugueses recorreram desde logo ao “apartheid” para criar comunicações que levassem a futuros entendimentos com a África do Sul.

Se a vassalagem era impotente em relação à NATO, iriam buscá-la noutras paragens.

Em Setembro de 1963, a África do Sul ofereceu assistência militar e um ano depois, os portugueses manifestaram ao “apartheid” que estavam interessados num acordo permanente para o fornecimento de peças e outros serviços de apoio para os helicópteros Alouette III.

Em 1967 os dois países deram mais um passo no sentido do fornecimento por parte da África do Sul de material militar, algo que agradava ao “apartheid”, que além do mais se ia apercebendo que Portugal iria ficar em dependência em relação ao seu poderio e interesses.

Em 1968 os enlaces derivaram no sentido de se criar as bases do acordo do âmbito do Exercício ALCORA, sendo definida a entrada das SADF e Polícia sul-africana no sudeste de Angola, a pretexto do “apartheid” se juntar aos portugueses e dar caça simultaneamente às guerrilhas da SWAPO e do MPLA.

Em ambos os casos o “apartheid” aproveitou para estreitar laços com a PIDE/DGS, uma vez que o conceito e a doutrina dos Flechas às ordens de Óscar Cardoso lhes interessava, tanto como a Operação Madeira.

De entre os equipamentos que a África do Sul se comprometeu a fornecer nesse ano, estavam 5 helicópteros Alouette III, 33 autometralhadoras Panhard AML e 283 rádios TR 28C.

Algum desse armamento foi parar aos “Dragões” instalados no Bié, o que é um indicativo da percepção que o colonialismo português tinha sobre a importância geoestratégica da Região Central das Grandes Nascentes em Angola.

Para efeito desse fornecimento, os sul-africanos solicitaram ao Estado Novo que pedisse autorização aos franceses, uma vez que eram eles os produtores desses meios e o “apartheid”, que sob licença os produzia no seu território, respeitava os compromissos existentes com a França…

Portugal acedeu e os fornecimentos a partir de então passaram a ter plena garantia.

A França passou a ser um fornecedor de material de guerra que supria as necessidades do“apartheid”, no âmbito da internacional fascista que renitentemente se erguia em armas na África Austral e por tabela do colonialismo português, em especial nos teatros operacionais de Angola, Moçambique e Guiné Bissau.

É evidente que isso não teria sido possível sem que houvesse fortes laços entre os interessados da internacional fascista, ao abrigo do “Le Cercle”, um dos mentores mais reaccionários das políticas de então, unindo as tendências fascistas e colonialistas na Europa, na América Latina e em África, com respaldo das sucessivas administrações estado-unidenses.

O “Le Cercle” haveria de ter muitos êxitos nos seus “bons ofícios” na “defesa da civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” e entre eles os resultantes dos papados no Vaticano dum polaco (João Paulo II – 22 de Outubro de 1978 a 2 de Abril de 2005) e dum alemão (Bento XVI – 24 de Abril de 2005 a 28 de Fevereiro de 2013)…

As mais “conservadoras” doutrinas da Igreja Católica Apostólica Romana, impactaram em Angola nos anos da “glasnost”, nos anos de chumbo, precisa e sincronizadamente na mesma altura dos impactos do capitalismo neoliberal após o desaparecimento do socialismo real da Europa e essa, sob o ponto de vista ideológico, é uma das explicações das aproximações que em função de Bicesse se fizeram a Angola, por via de partidos como o CDS, PSD e PS, até aos nossos dias… coisas de agenciados social-democratas do âmbito da “civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” e dos negócios que ela tão bem propicia, já se vê…

Antes era nesse mesmo esteio que se movia a “Aginter Press”, no quadro das “redes stay behind” da NATO e do “Le Cercle”, acima das capacidades operacionais dos serviços de inteligência de Portugal, Rodésia e África do Sul, ainda que tivesse ficado sem efeito a Concordata do Estado Novo com o Vaticano…

O apoio da França foi garantido e a África do Sul teve luz verde para continuar o fornecimento de material militar ao Estado Novo, o que reforçou o seu relativo domínio na definição, formulação e organização das tarefas e missões implícitas no acordo do Exercício ALCORA.

O Estado Novo foi ficando cada vez mais avassalado ao “apartheid”, à medida que progredia a instalação do Exercício ALCORA.

As políticas de Richard Nixon para África por seu turno, deram outra cobertura às iniciativas em prol do Exercício ALCORA e no leste de Angola, a África do Sul desencadeou a Operação Bombaim, contra as guerrilhas do MPLA e da SWAPO, dando início a uma prolongada “border war” que só iria terminar em finais da década de 80 do século XX, quando a Linha da Frente passou irreversivelmente do paralelo de Brazzaville – Dar es Salam, para o paralelo da fronteira sul de Angola, Zâmbia e Moçambique, dando posteriormente origem à criação da “Southern African Development Community”, SADC.

O Exercício ALCORA teve início formal entre 4 e 7 de Dezembro de 1971, permitindo um aumento dos fornecimentos de material de guerra por parte da França e da África do Sul ao Estado Novo.

Em 1973 e 1974 o estudo dos riscos e ameaças, em função das informações colhidas em Kinshasa no âmbito do Exercício ALCORA (que envolveu também a “antena diplomática” que dava pelo nome de António Monteiro), apontava para a eminência dum ataque a Cabinda e norte de Angola, sob orientação do apêndice da CIA, Mobutu, Presidente do Zaíre, reforçado por outros países africanos.

O Zaíre havia adquirido armamento e os programas de acção contra o colonialismo português em suporte das FLEC e da FNLA, começaram a ganhar corpo.

A escalada de fornecimento de material de guerra em 1974, por parte do “apartheid” ao colonialismo português, subiu uma vez mais a fasquia: os sul-africanos iriam fazer reconhecimentos aéreos em Cabinda e norte de Angola, “a fim de detectar indícios de preparativos de concentração de forças inimigas”, estimularam o fornecimento de mísseis Crotale e prepararam um acordo financeiro, com uma ampla política de crédito disponível.

O 25 de Abril de 1974 inviabilizou alguns dos fornecimentos militares e o reconhecimento aéreo acordado, não terá inviabilizado o financiamento (que lhe terá sido anterior também por causa do Plano do Cunene e Cabora Bassa), mas o aproveitamento das iniciativas de Mobutu na direcção de Cabinda e do norte de Angola, estimuladas pela CIA no encontro “secreto” entre o general Spínola e Mobutu na ilha do Sal, ficaram proteladas para o quadro das disputas relativas à independência de Angola a 11 de Novembro de 1975.

Foi assim que o aproveitamento das iniciativas de Mobutu, passaram a integrar a Operação IAFEATURE, da “CIA contra Angola”, conforme a denúncia de John Stockwell.

De entre esses aproveitamentos esteve o Exército de Libertação de Portugal, ELP, um resultado dos compromissos do general Spínola, que depois de ultrapassar a hesitação de alinhamento directo com o “apartheid”, acabou por alinhar na operação da “CIA contra Angola”, tendo à frente o Coronel Santos e Castro, um profundo conhecedor das áreas a norte de Luanda (Caxito e Dembos).

O ELP aglutinou alguns sectores ligados à Frente Unida de Angola, FUA e à Frente Revolucionária de Angola, FRA (criado por Jaime Nogueira Pinto), entre outros, cujos programas levavam à independência de Angola de acordo com as ideias de Ian Smith na Rodésia e de forma a “repescar”em tempo oportuno o Exercício ALCORA.

Em “Jogos africanos”, Jaime Nogueira Pinto (membro assumido do “Le Cercle”), revela:

“… Com a partida de Silvério Marques e a chegada de Rosa Coutinho a situação agravou-se muito em todos os sectores.

O Almirante Vermelho, que logo se fizera rodear de uma segurança nunca vista, mostrava-se frio e eficaz no prosseguimento dos seus objectivos.

Achei que era tempo de passar a formas superiores de luta.

AGITPROP.

Tive então a ideia de criar a FRA – Frente Revolucionária de Angola.

O conceito era simples.

Se fôssemos fazer uma coisa de raiz, nós, os miúdos, os militares metropolitanos, não teríamos qualquer hipótese de ser levados a sério pelos civis locais.

Por isso achámos melhor recorrer à acção psicológica e à agitprop, criando um mito, uma lenda.

Engendramos então uma organização secreta – a FRA.

Redigíamos os panfletos originais da dita organização e fazíamos como se nos tivessem vindo parar às mãos.

Depois fotocopiávamos os panfletos e distribuíamo-los por círculos de activistas, onde estavam o Engenheiro Pompílio da Cruz, o capitão Seara e outros.

O Mariz Fernandes era a única pessoa, para além de mim e do Nunes, que sabia da coisa.

A ideia que passávamos era a de que existia uma forte organização secreta de resistência ao MFA e que quem aderia a essa sofisticadíssima rede clandestina passava a fazer parte duma poderosa máquina subversiva.

Assim a FRA funcionou, teve adesões, recrutou militantes e fez até algumas operações.

Era o que importava: não estar quieto, tentar coisas contra o apocalipse que se aproximava”…

…Por aquela altura já estava eu incorporado no Movimento Democrático de Angola (MDA) que, antes da chegada do MPLA a Luanda, sob orientação da Drª Maria do Carmo Medina e de Antero de Abreu, se contrapunha às influências da FUA e do FRA.

O ELP tinha influências também no sul de Angola, (Huíla, Namibe e em Benguela), com resíduos que foram permanecendo até hoje, com influência nos sectores económicos e sócio-políticos daquelas províncias, e intimamente associados a outros intervenientes dentro e fora de Angola, nomeadamente em Portugal e na África do Sul.

Era nesse cadinho que a BOSS/NIS recrutava agentes, como os que foram mais tarde detectados e neutralizados pela segurança angolana; Amílcar Fernandes Freire, Francisco Alberto Abarran Barata e Dongala Kamati, (meados da década de 80)… eu fui um dos oficiais instrutores do processo que lhes foi correspondente em defesa dasegurança e soberania de Angola… mal sabendo eu que em breve seria acusado, julgado e condenado por “golpe de estado sem efusão de sangue”(Processo 76/86)…

Foi assim também que o “apartheid”, tacitamente, desencadearia a Operação Savana, em apoio a Savimbi, em simultâneo à Operação da “CIA contra Angola” e na perspectiva de Holden e Savimbi alcançarem o poder em Luanda, a 11 de Novembro de 1975…”border war” já se vê…

… E foi assim que Portugal (onde já se vivia o após 25 de Novembro de 1975), retardou o reconhecimento da República Popular de Angola, (só o fez a 22 de Fevereiro de 1976 e foi o 83º país a fazê-lo) na espectativa de sua inviabilização!

É evidente que à medida que a aristocracia financeira mundial assumia o domínio, todas as peças da “civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” se iam encaixando na sua estrutura em pirâmide, cada vez mais avassaladora, preparando a hegemonia unipolar.

16- A passagem da linha da frente progressista e informal, para a Linha da Frente contra o“apartheid” a sul de Angola, acompanhou a trajectória da evolução do Exercício ALCORA até ao seu colapso.

Em Brazzaville, sucederam-se vários governos progressistas, fora da órbitra das redes de Jacques Foccard e para tal muito contribuiu a ajuda internacionalista da 2ª coluna do Che, que teve em Jorge Risquet um dos seus principais dirigentes.

Instalada a partir de 1965, a 2ª coluna do Che, que continuou mesmo depois da passagem do Che pelo Congo na espectativa dos sucessos da guerrilha de Mulele, vocacionou-se também e desde logo no apoio ao Movimento de Libertação em África, nomeadamente no apoio ao MPLA.

No livro “El  Segundo Frente del Che en el Congo – Historia del Batallón Patricio Lumumba”, Jorge Risquet Valdés dá conta do papel da iniciativa solidária e internacionalista para com África, nos termos da linha da frente progressista informal que se instalou entre Dar es Salam e Brazzaville, narrando com detalhe as acções e citando uma nota do Comandante Fidel de Castro de 30 de Dezembro de 1966:

“Informa a nuestros compañeros en esa,

A nuestros instructores militares, que han permanecido meses alejados de nuestra pátria, cumpliendo misión histórica de solidariedade com pueblos hermanos de África y que han puesto mu yen alto el prestígio de la Revolución cubana envio un caluroso y bien merecido Saludo en estes dias de fiestas navideñas.

La actitud firme y decidida de ustedes, combatientes revolucionários, de permanecer voluntariamente junto a pueblos hermanos, amenazados y agredidos por el imperialismo, demuenstra el alto espiritu de internacionalismo proletário y de solidariedade revolucionaria que há alcanzado nuestro Pueblo. En esse gesto está presente el ideal revolucionaria de Camilo y la decisión inquebrantable de lucha del Che.

Nuestro partido, las fuerzas armadas revolucionaias y nuestro Pueblo, que se apresentan a festejar el octavo aniversario de nuestra Revolución, se sienten orgullosos de ustedes, abnegados jóvenes por la disposición de ofrendar sus vidas si fuere necessário por la causa justa de los pueblos oprimidos, conscientes de que com ello sirven a la pátria y a la humanidade”.

Muita capacidade operativa do MPLA e do PAIGC foi forjada nessa conjuntura, inclusive as três colunas que partiriam em socorro da Iª Região Política Militar do MPLA, cercada e vulnerável
a incursões militares e de inteligência por parte do colonialismo português.

Para o MPLA foi também muito importante para reverter as situações vividas com a sua expulsão do Zaíre.

As colunas do MPLA, Camilo Cienfuegos, Cami e Ferraz Bomboco foram apenas um dos resultados dessas iniciativas progressistas a partir de Brazzaville, além da continuidade da guerrilha de Pierre Mulele e da própria consolidação do poder progressista no Congo (Brazzaville).

Os guerrilheiros angolanos forjados nessas lutas inquebrantáveis, foram utilizados depois para a abertura da Frente Leste do MPLA já no início da década de 70 do século XX, fazendo progredir em direcção a sul a Libertação em África, tendo como rectaguarda o território zambiano e ponto de apoio logístico principal Dar es Salam; muitos dos chefes estiveram na proclamação das FAPLA.

A abertura da Frente Leste foi determinante para o “apartheid” se decidir a envolver no Exercício ALCORA, dando início à “border war” em 1968 e presença de suas forças no sudeste angolano, facto que por si comprova quanto era negativamente avaliado o poder militar do Estado Novo em Angola.

A abertura da Frente Leste obrigou por outro lado a internacional fascista (com Mobutu incluído) a reforçar as linhas etno-nacionaistas da FLEC, da FNLA e da UNITA…

Com o 25 de Abril de 1974, o Exercício ALCORA desmorona-se dos termos previstos pela internacional fascista que incluía Portugal, a Rodésia, a África do Sul e alguns aliados africanos infiltrados pelo seu sistema e pela CIA.

O plano de Mobutu para assaltar Cabinda e o norte de Angola, foi então “reconvertido”, o que só por si era um obstáculo à progressão em direcção sul das linhas progressistas a partir de Dar es Salam e Brazzaville.

Com a data de independência de Angola à vista, Mobutu “fazia-se ao bife”, sob os auspícios da CIA e tacitamente alinhado com o “apartheid”, enquanto os portugueses, perdidos nas lutas internas do MFA entre o 25 de abril de 1974 e o 25 de Novembro de 1975, iam respondendo conforme cada tendência política.

O Governador de Cabinda de então, Themudo Barata, veladamente alinhou com Mobutu e a FLEC, por efeito das políticas do general Spínola, conferindo à FLEC uma representatividade que não era internacionalmente reconhecida, numa polémica que é sustentada até nossos dias, com muitas entidades portuguesas a seguirem a trilha spinolista desde o 25 de Novembro de 1975.

As FLECs contam com apoios desse tipo em Portugal desde então.

Na aproximação do 11 de Novembro, Mobutu apoia a FLEC e a FNLA, de forma a intervir em Angola ao abrigo da CIA, pelo que angolanos e cubanos tiveram de travar as batalhas decisivas de Cabinda, Quifangondo e Ebo, a fim de ser proclamada a República Popular de Angola.

Em Cuba o Comandante Fidel apercebeu-se da importância de defender a capital angolana e simultaneamente Cabinda, pois sem isso seria impossível a progressão da linha da frente infrmal entre Dar es Salam e Brazzaville, para a Linha da Frente que mis tarde daria origem à SADC.

Pouco relevo se tem dado à batalha de Cabinda, mas o general de corpo de exército das Forças Armadas Revolucionárias de Cuba, Ramón Espinosa Martin, elaborou um relato completo dos acontecimentos no seu livro “La Batalla de Cabinda”.

Desse livro destaco uma das lições geoestratégicas do Comandante Fidel em África.

“Mensage de Salida nº. 58

Destino: Luanda.

Al: 1er. Comdt. Arguelles- Gondin.

El comandante en Jefenos há pedido les trasmitamos el seguiente texto:

Para Angola se envio todo lo solicitado e incluso más.

Se decidió reforzar Cabinda com recursos absolutamente adicionales.

Se envio também personal que estuviera en disposición de combatir.

Cabinda es el punto más débil y peor defendido.

Si se pierde Cabinda no lo podran recuperar más.

Angola sin Cabinda no podrá consolidar su independenciaporque alli están los recursos económicos fundamentales.

Mobutu quiere apoderar-se de Cabinda y tarde o temprano la va a agredir, sobre todo si sabe que está indefensa.

Es necessário que ustedes entiendan esto y se lo hagan compreender al MPLA.

Se acordo además enviar a Angola el personal necessário para la técnica soviética.

Por esto no lo creemos que se deba continuar debilitando Cabinda.

Si ya bajaron los morteros 120 en Bengela, úsenlos entonces en Angola pero no reduzcan más los medios destinados a Cabinda.

Debemos atenernos a los planos acordados.

Ahora se lucha en Angola pero no sabemos lo que puede ocurrir en Cabinda y no debemos dejar nuestro personal alli debilitado, ya que en caso de ataque por fuerzas d Zaire tendrán que luchar muy duramente y prácticamente solos.

En Angola tienen ya bastantes médios.

Estan recebuiendo además el material de otros países y se puede continuar reforzando desde aqui com personal cubano.

Si Hay peligro real en Luanda es mejor reforzar esa dirección com médios de las otras escuelas antes que descuidar Cabinda.

Ustedes tienen ahi varias opciones posibles cuando lo consideren realmente necesario.

Los ruego analicen com serenidade estos hechos.

Si se gana la guerra en Angola Y se pierde en Cabinda, se habra perdido mucho.

Hay que tratr de obtener los objectivos completos en ambos puntos.

Saludos, Fidel.

Firmado: Colomé.

18.10.75”.

A Operação Carlota estava lançada e a RPA levaria a linha da frente para a sua própria fronteira sul, o que obrigaria o “apartheid” a reinventar e reconverter a “border war”, nunca desperdiçando o que quer que fosse dos “bons ofícios” à portuguesa no quadro dos sucessivos governos de após 25 de Novembro de 1975, tendo em conta a absorção de muitos conceitos e práticas do colonialismo português e dos nexos de inteligência que todos eles propiciavam.

Isso perdurou não só enquanto esteve em vigência o “apartheid”, mas também quando as políticas hegemónicas unipolares incentivadas pela “civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” se fortaleceram e impactaram da maneira mais terrível (choque neoliberal entre 1992 e 2002), quanto da maneira mais “persuasiva” (quando se foi evidenciando a terapia neoliberal em Angola, de 2002 aos nossos dias)… para esse efeito a inteligência económica dos sucessivos governos de Portugal, vassala dos poderosos, tal como do Bilderberg, esperaram a sua hora!

Em relação a Angola, por alturas do passamento físico do Comandante Fidel, foi justo o que escrevi na Embaixada de Cuba enquanto “soldado do MPLA” e antigo combatente angolano, face à fotografia do Comandante, insigne lutador pelas mais justas causas libertárias de África:

“… De Argel ao Cabo…

Cavalgando com Fidel!

… Levando o ardor progressista desde contra o baluarte do colonialismo francês no Norte de África…

… Até contra o bastião mais retrógrado e fascista que existia à face da Terra após a IIª Guerra Mundial, em seu perverso domínio em toda a África Austral…

… Precisamente no sentido inverso ao projetado pelo império anglo-saxónico sob inspiração de Cecil John Rhodes… do Cabo ao Cairo…

… Em 55 anos foi de facto um vulcão libertário que sacudiu África e se distendeu, um vulcão libertário cuja energia tem aqui e agora, no berço da humanidade, oportunidade para muito melhor se refletir, se equacionar e inteligentemente aproveitar!...

… Quanto os africanos não têm saudavelmente absorvido do legítimo contributo e histórica responsabilidade revolucionária cubana, por via das armas enquanto houvera que ser, por via da educação e da saúde enquanto nesses 55 anos o foi, o é… e o será no porvir!?

Vencido o colonialismo pelas armas… vencido o apartheid pelas armas… vencidas algumas de suas sequelas pelas armas… quando face às bombas nucleares nenhum combatente progressista recuou… a paz, a harmonia e a luta contra o subdesenvolvimento tornou-se mais possível que nunca!...”

A consultar de Martinho Júnior:
Eleições na letargia duma colónia periférica – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.com/2013/10/eleicoes-na-letargia-duma-colonia.html 
Programa soft power da CIA contra Angola, passa por Portugal – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.com/2017/01/programa-soft-power-da-cia-contra.html 
Neocolonialismo em brandos costumes e dois episódios – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.com/2017/03/neocolonialismo-em-brandos-costumes-e.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – I – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/04/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – II – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/04/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda_30.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – III – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/05/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – IV – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/05/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda_8.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – V – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/05/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda_14.html 
Portugal à sombra de ambiguidades ainda não ultrapassadas – VI – http://paginaglobal.blogspot.pt/2017/05/portugal-sombra-de-ambiguidades-ainda_18.html


          PORTUGUESES CÚMPLICES DO GENOCÍDIO EM TIMOR-LESTE | revelado desde 2005   




A revelação de documentos secretos norte-americanos trouxe a verdade à tona sobre acontecimentos ocorridos em 1975 que comprovam a existência de conluio e indiferença de entidades portuguesas (civis e militares) na ocupação selvática levada a cabo por forças militares indonésias ao serviço de Suharto. Também esses traidores portugueses ficaram impunes. Conclui-se após a notícia veiculada pela Lusa em 2005, e que é recomendável não esquecer.

É costume em Portugal (assim como também em outros países) a culpa morrer solteira. Contudo isso não nos impede, em democracia, de recorrer às memórias da história para relembrar aos que são desses tempos mas ignoram e às novas gerações que no caso da invasão de Timor-Leste alguns portugueses têm a sua percentagem de responsabilidades perante o genocídio ocorrido naquele país, assim como a cobardia aviltante e desleixo em entregar de mão-beijada a Pátria de um povo e o próprio povo que Portugal colonizava (sendo por isso responsável).

É evidente que esses portugueses traidores e dignos de chafurdarem em chiqueiro adequado às suas práticas permanecem no secretismo e impunes. Nem a história de Portugal alguma vez fez constar quem são e o que fizeram na abrangência daquele fatídico período. Muito provavelmente alguns (ou todos) ainda foram condecorados por “bons serviços prestados à nação e a bem da nação”. Vómitos, é o que tais energúmenos merecem por tal comportamento. Decerto que inseridos numa componente política e militar. Se bem que certo é que não sabemos exatamente quem desses devemos apontar. A impunidade permite-lhes a opacidade conveniente.

Nem atualmente, mais de 40 anos volvidos, os nomes desses traidores, desses pulhas, e cúmplices dos crimes ocorridos em Timor a partir de 1975, por militares e polícias indonésias, foram divulgados. Passando-se uma esponja pelas responsabilidades e culpabilidades criminosas que lhes cabe.

Em abono da verdade deve ser facto real que na atualidade alguns deles já são ossadas ou pó. Isso não invalida que não seja escrita a história como se deve e que se lhes sejam retiradas condecorações se as tiveram recebido. Ao menos isso. Condecorar traidores é blasfémico para a história de Portugal e ainda muito mais aviltante para as centenas de milhares de vítimas timorenses.

Não são, não foram, os portugueses da plebe que agiram de modo tão sabujo e traidor dos povos timorense e português. Foram especificamente uns quantos, políticos e militares, pela certa. Quem? Quantos? Temos o direito de saber. Não só os portugueses mas também os timorenses interessados na verdade de toda a trama que causou cerca de 250 mil cadáveres timorenses.

Esta é a história pocilgueira de colonizadores cobardes e indiferentes aos destinos nefastos do povo por que se devia sentir e ser responsável. Essa seria a atitude correta e demonstrativa do respeito devido àquele povo. O colonialismo, os negreiros, decidiram ao contrário, cobardamente, com todo o desprezo pelas vidas humanas que então era fácil adivinhar serem varridas da face da terra, do Timor Lorosae. Assim se pode deduzir ao ler a seguir o que consta no jornal Público em 2005. Não só a Indonésia de Suharto é responsável pelo genocídio mas também os EUA e Portugal o são.

MM / AV

DOCUMENTOS SECRETOS | Portugal disse aos EUA que não se oporia à invasão de Timor-Leste

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Esta iniciativa de Ramos Horta foi feita por indicação do Comité Central da Fretilin e, segundo o documento confidencial do Departamento de Estado, o funcionário da embaixada norte-americana que recebeu Ramos Horta "ouviu a exposição sem comentários".

A Indonésia invadiu Timor-Leste em Dezembro de 1975 com conhecimento prévio dos Estados Unidos.

Arquivo de Segurança Nacional dos EUA revela documentos secretos

Os documentos foram dados a conhecer pelo Arquivo de Segurança Nacional (National Security Archive), um centro de estudos que se especializa em tentar angariar e publicar documentos governamentais, muitas vezes secretos.

A organização deu ontem a conhecer 39 documentos até agora secretos sobre os contactos diplomáticos em redor de Timor-Leste após a queda da ditadura em Portugal, que levou à descolonização.

Poucos meses após o 25 de Abril de 1974, o Governo indonésio começou de imediato a sondar os Estados Unidos sobre a posição de Washington quanto a Timor-Leste e a sua possível anexação por parte de Jacarta.

Henry Kissinger foi informado da invasão

Em Dezembro de 1974, um funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional dos EUA enviou um memorando ao então conselheiro de Segurança Nacional, Henry Kissinger, informando-o de que num contacto com o adido de defesa da Indonésia ficou a saber que "o Governo indonésio estaria interessado em saber a atitude norte-americana para com Timor Leste (e, por implicação a nossa reacção à possível tomada de controlo pela Indonésia)".

O funcionário sugere a Kissinger que convide entidades indonésias para conversações sobre essa e outras questões, ao que Kissinger dá sua aprovação com uma assinatura no final do documento por baixo da palavra "aprovado".

Poucos meses depois, em Março de 1975, um memorando "ultra secreto" de três páginas endereçado a Henry Kissinger pelo mesmo funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional avisa que a Indonésia receia que "uma retirada apressada dos portugueses deixará Timor enfraquecida sujeita aos instintos esquerdistas de uns poucos líderes do movimento independentista, líderes que os indonésios receiam serem influenciados por Pequim".

O documento informa estarem a crescer as pressões dentro da Indonésia para uma "acção militar directa". "Temos alguma informação indicando que estão a avançar preparativos para essa acção e uma informação de que Suharto deu ordens para incorporação de Timor português não mais tarde do que Agosto de 1975, pela força se necessário", lê-se no documento. 

"Entidades oficiais portuguesas informaram-nos de que não resistirão a qualquer uso da força por parte da Indonésia," acrescenta o documento, sem dar outros pormenores.

Posição da Austrália era "ambivalente"

O relatório "ultra secreto" descreve a posição da Austrália sobre a possível invasão Indonésia como "ambivalente".

O autor do documento afirma que o Departamento de Estado não sabe "qual a melhor política a seguir", afirmando que o embaixador norte-americano em Jacarta recomendou "uma política de silêncio".

O documento propõe que se o Governo indonésio voltar a inquirir sobre a posição norte-americana, a resposta seja manifestar "a esperança de que qualquer mudança no Timor português seja levada a cabo pacificamente".

Henry Kissinger concorda com esta posição e nesse mesmo mês o consulado dos Estados Unidos em Surabaya enviou um extenso telegrama secreto à embaixada norte-americana em Jacarta alertando para as dificuldades que o Exército Indonésio enfrentaria numa invasão de Timor-leste.

O telegrama é titulado "Estimativa das capacidades militares indonésias " e nele o autor avisa que os timorenses ligam a possível invasão indonésia "às memórias amargas da ocupação japonesa e não deverão fornecer guias ou informação" aos invasores.

"Os portugueses não praticaram o ‘apartheid’ e as relações inter-raciais são excelentes," diz o documento.

"Não existe qualquer possibilidade de simpatia por uma autoridade indonésia entre a elite timorense ou a população em geral," acrescenta o documento, que avisa que sem o apoio da população "operações militares no Timor português seriam um grande peso para as melhores forças armadas do mundo".

O documento faz depois uma análise detalhada do terreno de Timor-Leste, afirmando que, embora com planeamento e preparação Díli, possa ser tomada "por uma força militar capaz", as forças portuguesas, com apoio de organizações locais e com "um mínimo de preparativos defensivos e uns poucos dias de aviso, podem encurralar os indonésios em Díli sem gastarem muito sangue ou munições".

O documento analisa depois praias perto de Díli para um possível desembarque indonésio, concluindo que "a logística e manutenção seriam a chave para uma operação com sucesso contra Timor português e estes aspectos não têm sido no passado os pontos fortes dos indonésios".

"Como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades"

Em Agosto de 1975, a embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Jacarta enviou um documento "secreto" ao Departamento de Estado a relatar um encontro entre o embaixador dos Estados Unidos e o tenente general Yoga Sugomo, dos serviços secretos indonésios.

Neste encontro, Yoga delineou a situação em Timor-Leste e expressou frustração por não conseguir clarificar "o que o actual Governo português vê como as suas obrigações e responsabilidades no Timor português ou como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades".

"Yoga disse francamente que o Governo da Indonésia não sabia quem estava no poder em Portugal e não conseguia obter respostas de Lisboa ou de qualquer outra representação diplomática portuguesa em Macau, Hong Kong, Nova Iorque e noutros locais," diz o documento, que relata como o general Yoga considerou os "socialistas" portugueses como "pró-Moscovo" e os "comunistas" como "pró-Pequim".

Quando informado pelo embaixador norte-americano de que "os socialistas portugueses tendem a manter laços ideológicos com os socialistas europeus e não com Moscovo" e sobre como as "tendências" em Portugal eram "vistas como não comunistas e de dificuldades para os comunistas, o general Yoga repetiu meramente que, pelo que sabia, os "socialistas eram pró-Moscovo e os comunistas eram pró-chineses".

Interrogado pelo general indonésio sobre qual a posição dos Estados Unidos para com a situação em Timor-Leste, o embaixador respondeu que, "em primeiro lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não está ansioso por se envolver de qualquer modo no Timor português", sendo o "principal interesse norte-americano o impacto de qualquer mudança no Timor português nas relações dos Estados Unidos com a Indonésia".

"Em segundo lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não tem qualquer objecção à fusão de Timor português com a Indonésia, assumindo que é esse o desejo da população", acrescentou o diplomata, citado no documento.

O embaixador disse que poderia "haver problemas" se houver "uma tomada pela força" avisando que isso poderia pôr em perigo a ajuda militar à Indonésia.

O general indonésio insistiu numa opinião mais clara das autoridades norte-americanas, afirmando que "se daqui a quatro ou cinco anos Timor português for pró-soviético ou pró-chinês, então os problemas não serão só da Indonésia".

O embaixador norte-americano disse que a posição norte-americana não estava "inteiramente dependente do ramo executivo do Governo dos Estados Unidos".

"O ramo executivo pode compreender a situação, mas as suas mãos podem ficar amarradas, pelo que não é possível dizer exactamente qual seria a reacção dos Estados Unidos", disse o embaixador dos Estados Unidos.

No encontro, o general Yoga disse não acreditar que a fusão de Timor-Leste com a Indonésia pudesse angariar mais apoio entre a população timorense porque "só a Apodeti (Associação Popular Democrática de Timor) é que apoia isso".

O décimo segundo e último assunto

A 5 de Dezembro de 1975, nas vésperas de uma visita do então Presidente Gerald Ford a Jacarta, o Departamento de Estado enviou uma nota "secreta" a Henry Kissinger a mencionar a informação sobre a decisão da Indonésia de invadir Timor entre "6 e 8 de Dezembro".

O documento sugere que - embora seja de esperar que a Indonésia não tome qualquer acção antes da partida de Ford de Jacarta, para evitar um "sério embaraço" - seja enviada uma "mensagem urgente" às autoridades indonésias "pedindo que os indonésios não façam qualquer anúncio e não tomem medidas militares até bem depois da partida do Presidente de Jacarta".

Documentos preparados por Kissinger para o Presidente Ford, para a sua visita a Jacarta, indicam, contudo que para Washington Timor-Leste não era uma prioridade.
A situação em Timor-Leste é apenas o décimo segundo e último assunto do "briefing" ao Presidente norte-americano.

Lusa, em Público | 29 de Novembro de 2005, 12:08

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Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in engineering or a closely related field.... $9,932 - $12,007 a month
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          Associate Engineer - Capital Projects Di... - Central Contra Costa Sanitary District - Martinez, CA   
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          GRADING INSPECTOR I - County of Contra Costa, California - Martinez, CA   
Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. Equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Three (3) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time)... $65,734 - $72,472 a year
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This story is part two of a two-part investigation. Read part one here . Shortly after Ed Howard's father was diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer and given six months to live, Howard and his sister Kathy Howard-Almagor sat down and talked about what to do. One worry was their dad's funeral arrangements. They decided Kathy would call around to some funeral homes to figure out how much their father's arrangements would cost. "I'd say, about three weeks later over the weekend I got a call from her nearly in tears," Howard recalls. "And she said that she had spent pretty much all day on the phone and on the Internet, simply trying to price funeral services, and she couldn't do it. She actually just couldn't get a straight answer about what products and services were being offered and how much they cost." That's not supposed to happen. A federal regulation called the Funeral Rule is supposed to protect consumers who have lost loved ones. Among other things, it requires funeral
          Banks Come Under Fire For Filling In The Payday Loan Gap   
A payday loan is a costly form of credit operating on the fringes of the economy. That's why the target of a new crackdown by federal regulators may surprise you: Instead of a forlorn-looking storefront with a garish neon sign, it's your familiar neighborhood bank. A small but growing number of banks, including some major players, have been offering the equivalent of payday loans, calling them "deposit advances." That is, at least, until bank regulators stepped in Nov. 21 and put new restrictions on the loans. "Many of these loans are taken on a nearly continuous basis," Consumer Financial Protection Bureau representative David Silberman told a Senate panel in July. He and other regulators worry that deposit advances can lead consumers into a cycle of debt. "For far too many consumers, payday and deposit advance loans are traps," Silberman said. "Returning every two weeks to re-borrow the same dollar amounts at a high cost becomes a drag on the financial well-being of consumers already
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Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the monkey bars or seeing who could swing the highest? It wasn't just a mindless energy burn. Many have called play the work of childhood. Play teaches children how to make friends, make rules and navigate relationships. But for kids whose disabilities keep them from using playgrounds, those opportunities can be lost. New federal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act are changing the landscape for public playgrounds, requiring them to include equipment, materials and designs that provide children with disabilities the same play opportunities as typical children. But as NPR sought to explore the effects of the new rules, it found that parents and advocates are making the real difference — not the federal government. The higher cost of "inclusive" playgrounds means many local governments can't afford them. And in places that do offer the kind of shared playing experience contemplated by the
          White House Kills Dollar Coin Program   
The federal government will stop minting unwanted $1 coins, the White House said Tuesday. The move will save an estimated $50 million a year. Earlier this year, we reported on the mountain of $1 coins sitting unused in government vaults. The pile-up — an estimated 1.4 billion coins — was caused by a 2005 law that ordered the minting of coins honoring each U.S. president. We calculated that the unwanted coins had cost taxpayers some $300 million dollars to make. There were so many coins piling up that the Federal Reserve was redesigning a vault in Texas to help hold them all. We got to see a vault in Baltimore. It was the size of a soccer field, filled with bags of dollar coins. You can see the presidents' faces on the coins. Andrew Jackson, John Adams, James Buchanan. The mint is only about half way through the presidents. And the pile of coins has been growing. The mint makes enough of each new coin to meet initial demand. But about 40% of those coins get returned to the Fed, where
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          Director, Corporate Strategy - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
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          Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?   

By Gareth Vaughan

Housing New Zealand's Welcome Home Loan scheme has not grown as the Government wanted it to.

We've had senior government ministers eagerly promote it, and a bank CEO extolling its virtues to participating lenders by pointing out; "It really carries no risk on our balance sheet because it's all government guaranteed."

The ministers were John Key and Nick Smith, and the CEO quoted above is SBS Bank's Shaun Drylie.

Housing NZ says, as of May 31 this year, it was "at risk" for 6,650 loans through Welcome Home Loan, with an original value of $1.469 billion. That's 150 less loans than the 6,800 - with an original loan value of $1.335 billion - at June 30, 2013. The drop, Housing NZ says, is because more loans have been repaid than taken on.

June 2013 is just before the Reserve Bank restrictions on banks' high loan to value ratio (LVR) residential mortgage lending were unveiled. Welcome Home Loans are excluded fom the Reserve Bank's LVR restrictions.

The Welcome Home Loan scheme launched in July 2003 as a two year pilot project with Kiwibank, known as “In Reach.” In July 2005, the scheme was opened to other lenders, and branded “Welcome Home Loan.” Eight lenders are actively using the Housing New Zealand scheme today. These are SBS, Kiwibank, Westpac, The Co-operative Bank, TSB Bank, NZCU Baywide, the Nelson Building Society, and the New Zealand Employees' Credit Union. 

As Housing NZ puts it; "Welcome Home Loan is offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and, designed for first-home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but have trouble saving for a large deposit. With Welcome Home Loan you only need a 10% deposit, not a 20% deposit as required by most lenders. Housing New Zealand does not issue the loan. This is done through normal lenders such as selected banks and credit unions. Housing New Zealand underwrites the loan for the lender [through lenders' mortgage insurance]. Individual applicants are required to meet the lender’s specific lending criteria. Income and house price caps apply."

'Trebling the number of loans'

Prior to the launch of the LVR restrictions, the Welcome Home Loan scheme had been going backwards. During the June 2013 year, Housing NZ settled 845 new loans, down from 1,358 the previous year.

The Reserve Bank announced on August 20, 2013 that high LVR restrictions would kick-in from October 1 that year, limiting lending to borrowers with deposits of less than 20%. Following that move the Welcome Home Loan scheme appeared, unsurprisingly, to gain in popularity given low equity loans made through the scheme are excluded from the Reserve Bank's restrictions.

Announcing Co-operative Bank's signing up to the scheme in April 2014, Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said; "I am encouraging other banks to also join the scheme. I want as many New Zealanders as possible to have access to this Government assistance to buy their first home." At that stage ASB said its membership to the Welcome Home Loan Scheme was "currently under consideration." However three years on ASB hasn't joined, with a spokeswoman saying no decisions have been made to apply for entry. A Housing NZ spokesman said no applications from lenders wanting to join the scheme are currently under consideration.

Smith's comments came after Prime Minister John Key announced on August 11, 2013, a week before the Reserve Bank publicly unveiled its LVR move; “We will also expand the [Welcome Home Loan] scheme to treble the number of loans from about 850 loans a year to 2,500 a year."

Both in August 2013 and again in July last year as the Reserve Bank changed the LVR restrictions, Smith announced increases in house price caps for the scheme. In a rising property market, they have gone from $350,000 in Auckland, for example, to $600,000 for an existing house and $650,000 for a new one.

As it sought to "screw the scrum in favour of first home buyers," the Government also aligned the scheme's income caps with those of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme at $85,000 for a single person and $130,000 for a couple.

In November 2015 Smith said; "The 287 Welcome Home Loans issued for this latest quarter is also a record and shows how this programme, combined with HomeStart, is assisting families into home ownership."

'A relaxation of lenders' credit policies'

But that hasn't continued, with the 2,500 a year target looking a pipe dream. So what's going on?

Housing NZ's latest annual report, for the year to June 2016, says; "Uptake for Welcome Home Loans was lower than expected due to a relaxation of lenders' credit policies, allowing the provision of standard bank loans, rather than a Welcome Home Loan. This meant banks in the scheme did not have to draw on this product as much as in the past. Monthly demand for the Welcome Home Loan was steady over the year, but was around 10% lower than the previous year." 

Interestingly in its Financial Stability Report last month the Reserve Bank said; "Some banks have tightened lending standards over the past six months [See chart below]. In particular, banks are being more selective about their lending for residential property developments as capacity constraints in the construction industry and rising costs have contributed to increased credit risk in the sector."

The Welcome Home Loan insurance premium is 2.2% of the loan value, of which 1% is paid by the borrower and 1.2% by the Government. The Mortgage Insurance Scheme is assessed, by an actuary, three times a year to ensure the mortgage insurance liability is sufficient to cover any future claims, Housing NZ says. As of June 30 last year the total estimated liability was $29 million. At that point 40% of the original value of settled loans was with Kiwibank.

*This article was first published in our email for paying subscribers early on Tuesday morning. See here for more details and how to subscribe.


          Does Auckland have the infrastructure capacity to host the America's cup? Alex Tarrant reviews two of the Mexican stand-offs involving central government, the Auckland Council, the Airport and Watercare   

By Alex Tarrant

Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win has certainly fired up the Auckland infrastructure debate (as if it needed more fuel). Every interested party is now reviewing their wish list trying to figure out whether their pet project could be completed in four years. Rail, roads, houses and water pipes.

The 2021 event (Auckland will also hold the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that year) might be a Godsend for getting even more Auckland infrastructure work on the move (if we can find the labourers needed – don’t mention foreigners!).

But the multiple Mexican stand-offs between the Government, Auckland Council and other parties like Auckland Airport and Watercare need to be resolved. The key in each dispute is who pays for what, when, why and how.

This (rather long) column focuses on two of those stand-offs. Rail to Auckland Airport from the CBD, and cheaper, faster provision of water services for new housing in Auckland – including boosting incentives for cheaper densification. On Rail, there is a simple answer to get things moving if the project would indeed lead to benefits. On water, revised legislation debated in Parliament last week provides some hope.

Rail to the airport

Politicians were quick to jump on the success of ETNZ earlier this week and the expected economic benefits to Auckland from holding the Cup in 2021. The Green Party used the occasion to question the Transport Minister on whether Auckland would have capacity to host the event.

“Will the government start building rail to the airport sooner, if Auckland hosts the next America’s Cup regatta, or will Aucklanders still have to wait 30 years?” Julie Anne Genter asked Simon Bridges.

Bridges’ answers focussed on the current plan of protecting a sole purpose route that will originally be marked out for a busway to the Airport. This showed the government was prioritising the project, he claimed, being careful to add it was difficult to explain what the timeframe could be for progressing to rail. This would be driven by demand and usage numbers, Bridges said.

So why not just kick-start the project of rail to the airport? If central government were to lead on funding, couldn’t others like the Council be given time to come up with their share? The reason this National-led government isn’t making any firm commitments like this is down to the principle of, whoever benefits should pay.

Steven Joyce, Simon Bridges and other Ministers have in recent months been talking more about the use of value uplift taxes to help fund new projects – rates will be higher in areas that profit from increased transportation links, for example. These could be residential rates paid by homeowners in areas with improved access to the CBD from a new road, which would have boosted the value of their property. They could also be imposed on commercial businesses that benefit from more foot-traffic due to being closer to, say, a new train station.

The government openly admits that a value uplift tax would have been a perfect fit for Auckland’s inner-city rail loop. But, because the loop was announced before Ministers could start spraying the idea around, they feel it would be a bit rude (think a vote-loser) to suddenly turn around and clamp such a tax on business owners close to where the new stations would be, regardless of the economics.

They have to find a project that hasn’t yet started, and which would clearly benefit the areas linked by the project. Penlink has been talked about. I also give you the Airport-City rail link.

However, Bridges and Joyce are engaged in a stand-off with Auckland Airport. ‘If you come to the table, then we will too.’

Auckland Airport would clearly benefit from any rail link with the city. So, Bridges et al are waiting for them to come to the party. If we’re talking light rail – trams – then Dominion Road businesses and residential properties should also benefit in value uplift.

It’s a stand-off though. If the airport argues against paying more because the benefits won’t be that great, then the government can turn around and say, ‘ok well that’s a good argument for not needing to build the new connection’. If the government just starts funding the link itself, then it runs the risk of no-one else coming to the party. They also don't want to be seen starting the project with inclusion of value-uplift taxes that no-one agrees on - that's not the way this government wants to work.

In effect, the sticking point is a matter of principle. It’s a principled Mexican stand-off. Or a prisoners’ dilemma in a low-security prison.

Water pipe dream

The next stand-off is a key component in Auckland’s housing debate. Water pipes. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the National Cabinet would love to take a swipe at the monopolistic, not-for-profit Watercare in Auckland. They’re getting nearer to it.

The Local Government Amendment Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) was introduced last year by former Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. And boy was it popular. The Local Government Select Committee heard nearly 200 submissions on the Bill. They’ve now reported back with amendments. The Bill received a second reading last week.

The stand-off between local and central government on water pipes can best be summed up by a conversation between media and Local Government New Zealand a few weeks back. A lot of New Zealand’s water pipe infrastructure was put in in the 1960s, we were told. Those pipes had an expected lifetime of 60 years, so we’re heading towards an exponential renewals curve over the next 15 years for assets worth over $100 billion.

A couple of the journalists (including this correspondent) were a tad miffed by this. Did local councils know there was only a 60-year life span? “Yeah, they did,” was the reply. ““The renewals curve is not a surprise. But it’s here, now.”

So why haven’t councils planned over those 60 years to put replacement funds aside? The problem, we were told, was that in the 1960s a lot of the pipes were paid for by central government. Now, technically only local government is on the hook. “Under our current funding model, it’s rates and debt [to pay for it]. The issue becomes, is that a sustainable position? Our view is it is not.”

That’s why local government is calling on central government to agree to a co-funding model for the replacement of water pipes nationwide that are coming to the end of their working life (even though this was all known about for 60 years).

I asked Local Government New Zealand chairman Lawrence Yule whether they’d had any indications from central government that this could be done. He said central government had always indicated a willingness to look at it “but only once you’ve made sure what you’re doing currently is being done as efficiently as it can be.”

It’s a stand-off. Local government is refusing to consider how to fund replacement pipes until central government agrees to a co-funding model. Central government won’t agree to a co-funding model until local government gets its own house in order and ensures water services operations are as efficient as possible.

The issue got to a point where central government decided to try and take the initiative. This is where the Local Government Local Government Act Amendment Bill (No 2) comes in. Central government clearly believes things aren’t being done as efficiently as possible.

The Bill will allow various councils to band together to create Transport and Water Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to provide services across several local authorities. Scale. It will also give greater scope for re-organisation of CCOs. As now-Local Government Minister Anne Tolley put it in Thursday’s second reading, it provides “an opportunity for the sector to show their local strategic leadership, which may require hard decisions about difficult options in order to secure a positive future for their communities.”

Let’s take Watercare. In its submission on the Bill (co-submitted with Auckland Council), it argued that since its first fully operational year in 2011/12, it has reduced the cost of water delivery to Aucklanders compared the rag-tag pricing run previously by individual councils pre-Super City.

That’s true. The $1.30 per thousand litres was below the range of $1.31-$3.50 encompassing Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau and Franklin. Job well done. Scale worked. But since then, that cost has risen each year to $1.44 per thousand litres in 2016/17. That’s not what central government (or Auckland residents) wanted to see.

A 2015 Cabinet paper introducing the Amendment Bill reveals what some Cabinet Ministers really wanted to do. The Local Government Minister at the time highlighted the potential benefits of requiring Watercare to have to pay a dividend (“distribute surpluses”) to the Council. This could encourage more efficient pricing of water services and allow it better access to finance.

However, due to the prospect of the move not being supported by “the community,” the idea was not included. Indeed, when the Local Government Select Committee reported the Bill back to the House in June, Section 70 was there prohibiting the distribution of surpluses by water services CCOs.

A pity. There is some exciting stuff in there, though. Central government is aiming to be imposing a number of requirements that I’m told are aimed at drastically changing the way Watercare operates.

The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report, Using Land for Housing, helped. Looking at Watercare from a housing supply lens, the Commission raised a number of concerns and recommendations which will partly be tackled by the Bill.

Firstly, Watercare’s Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGCs) do not recover the full costs of growth (new pipes for new housing), the Commission pointed out. Although initially this could produce benefits for new home buyers not paying the full cost for water infrastructure, deficits will need to be recovered from somewhere. Recovery from existing residents will reduce community acceptance of growth, limiting the supply of infrastructure-enabled land, therefore contributing to higher house prices.

Watercare needed to change how it calculates charges to better reflect the underlying economic costs of supply in different locations and for different types of dwelling, the Commission said. This linked in with criticisms of Watercare’s model of charging flat fees.

“To the extent that certain types of development result in lower infrastructure costs than others, a flat charge will result in a cross-subsidy between different types of dwelling. This might result in a situation in which smaller and more affordable dwellings are cross-subsidising larger standalone dwellings.”

The Bill requires Watercare to shift away from the IGC model to a development contribution model. It has until 30 June 2018 at the latest to figure out how to best make the switch.

Meanwhile, the Commission urged Watercare to consider development agreements, which would enable private developers to take responsibility for building trunk infrastructure. It referenced research that developers may be able to provide infrastructure solutions at lower costs than Watercare, particularly due to ‘over specification’ required by Watercare.

“Watercare notes that development agreements have a range of advantages (eg, they provide a mechanism for bringing in private capital into the provision of public infrastructure) and disadvantages (eg, the time required to prepare and finalise the agreements, especially if more than one developer/landowner is involved). The obligation to consider requests from a developer to enter into development agreements and provide the developer with a written response would not compel Watercare and other CCOs to enter agreements where there are good reasons not to. But a requirement to set out in writing why a development agreement may not proceed would provide clarity and transparency about the reasons for the decision.”

The Bill doesn’t appear to go as far as the Commission would have hoped, but it does provide legislation for Watercare to be able to enter into development agreements.

Finally, the Commission appeared horrified that for both Auckland Transport and Watercare, “supply of infrastructure to support growth is not reflected in either organisation’s performance measures.”

“While the primary accountability documents for Watercare and Auckland Transport (the Statements of Intents) are broadly aligned with the Auckland Plan vision, they do not give effect to the specific objective in the Auckland Plan to increase the city’s supply of new dwellings,” it said.

“Auckland Transport and Watercare’s SOIs should be amended to include performance measures relating to the efficient roll-out of new infrastructure to support an increased supply of new dwellings.

“The regulatory and institutional framework around the water sector can be improved. Discipline and transparency around the pricing of water services, and better performance monitoring, would improve the ability of the water sector to support urban growth,” the Commission said.

The Bill includes provision for Council input on CCO statements of intent and for performance monitoring. Each CCO – ie Watercare – must provide its shareholders the opportunity to influence the direction of the organisation, and must provide a basis for the accountability of the directors to their shareholders for the performance of the organisation.

And that performance monitoring? A local authority must undertake regular performance monitoring to evaluate a CCO’s contribution to the achievement of the authority’s objectives for the organisation, the desired results set out in its SOI and the overall aims and outcomes of the local authority.

What’s yet to be seen, however, is whether the changes would have such an effect as to fix the pending funding crisis for water pipe replacement and extension. I would think not. But with this Bill, central and local government will both be able to tap the argument that councils and their organisations have reached, or will soon reach efficiency limits.

And that’s the trigger for central government coming to the funding party.


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          What is your current Lantus dosage?   

I currently take 25 units of Lantus (24 if I am exercising more) in the evening. Have done split doses over the years with very similar results. I may go back to split doses, because I've had some serious early-morning lows in the past year. I'm T1, diagnosed 36 years ago.

Also, our insurance company told me on June 23 of this year that they stopped covering Lantus on April 1 of this year! That was right after I ordered my last 3-month supply. I got hit with that news AFTER I ordered a refill. I had to call the mail order pharmacy (that we HAVE to use) and cancel the order. They want me to switch to basaglar or Levemir. After reading different people's experiences here, I think I will switch to Levemir when I have to. Of course, basaglar is Tier 1 and Levemir is Tier 2, so it will cost $120 for a 3-month supply.

For the next year, though, I am using Sanofi's RX Card to get Lantus either free or for $20 a vial (not sure which yet, since it depends on the pharmacy you use). As much as I hate Walmart, I will use their pharmacy to get free insulin! :smiley:


          ACNUR urge a la Unión Europea a que ayude a Italia en sus esfuerzos de acoger inmigrantes   
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          Port Canaveral moves forward on new cruise terminal   
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There are a lot of choices out there on the market for golf nets, and unfortunately, a lot of them are terrible products. One often wonders when looking at some of these nets if they were designed by golfers! Here are 3 designs to avoid at all costs, and some considerations to help you find a quality net.
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          Sales Executive - Ottawa - CoStar Group - Ontario   
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          Offering data backup for clients!   

This is a really excellent idea, and a great way to expand your existing services, while adding some additional revenue to your business.

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And they all generally function in the same manner.

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          2010 who’s looking with both feet forward?   
This is an analysis of the driver market as each team principal could be seeing it. Ferrari – on the back foot The team was completely unprepared for the mid-year loss of Felipe. It has certainly cost them a likely third-place in the championship. Replacing Kimi with Fernando is a slightly strange decision on first […]
          Professional Usb Condenser Microphone Podcast Set Stand   
Pronomic USB-M910 Condenser Microphone Complete set incl. stand, gold popscreen gold & mic screen USB studio microphone, electret condenser capsule, directional characteristic: hyper cardioid Frequency response: 20-18,000 Hz max. SPL: 130dB, silver metal housing, sixteen mm membrane includes high quality shock mount (5/8" thread), padded case, 3 m USB cable gold pop killer, microphone stand and Miscreen sound absorbers Free shipping Description High quality USB Condenser Microphone for Use On-the-Go The Pronomic USB-M 910 is the ideal solution for all musicians, journalists and sound technicians, who want to create high quality recordings on the go with a laptop and want to keep the equipment and production small and cost-effective.
          New This Week! 5 Kits From Our Bloggers   

Over the past week we've seen some seriously fun new designs come to the kits section on Lion Brand! An afghan (start them now for the Fall and holiday gifting!), a Summer tops, layering cardigan, funky new kicks, and a beach-worthy sarong.

The kits are available online in the colors as shown below.


1. Southwest Inspired Afghan (crochet)

c2c afghan

This corner-to-corner (C2C) crocheted afghan is worked in 5 colors of Vanna's Choice yarn. The possibilities for playing with color on this one are endless. (Please note that the kit comes with the colors as shown.) Designed by ChiWei of One Dog Woof. If you've never tried C2C crochet you might want to check out the blog post by ChiWei, 5 Things You Should Know about Corner to Corner Crochet.


2, Canyonlands Boho Top (crochet)

crochet top

The Canyonlands Boho top is a delicate warm-weather essential. Layer it over a sundress or a camisole with jeans or a skirt. Dress it up, or dress it down. People will be inquiring about where you purchased this cute top. And you'll wow them with, I made it! Crocheted in LB Collection Cotton Bamboo.


3. Infinite Ways Sarong (crochet)

sarong

This breezy sarong was designed by Jess, aka Mama in a Stitch. The fabric is open and allows for maximum airflow and movement. Don't let the term "sarong" scare you away! While you might enjoy wearing it over your favorite swimsuit poolside or on the beach, it can just as easily pair with a summer sundress as a stole. Crocheted in 24/7 Cotton.


4. Espadrilles (crochet)

crochet shoes

Make And Do Crew does it again with another pair of funky fun kicks that utilize flip flop soles. Being small, these shoes make a good instant gratification project. And since they're so cute you'll want to wear them too much to get stuck with second shoe syndrome*. Espadrilles use 24/7 Cotton yarn in Red and Ecru.
(*like second sock syndrome when the single sock languishes waiting for its mate.)


3. Varsity Hoodie (knit)

knit hoodie

This cost open-front cardigan was made as the grownup version of Lion Brands Carson Hoodie Baby sweater. It is worked using two strands of Jeans® yarn held together to create a soft chunky fabric.

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          Junior Electrical Engineer - Heads Hunters - Novara, Piemonte   
La società richiede una forte e costante presenza in produzione (data la natura fortemente customizzata dei prodotti venduti) e una, altrettanto importante,...
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          Miniclub de terror para el verano   
por Gabi (Publicado Sab Jul 01, 2017 11:24 pm)
julia escribió:
Gabi yo estoy en la puerta de la librería el día que sale libro nuevo y ha habido dias que me he acostado con el libro acabado- :lol: :lol:

Más ganas de leerlo entonces :boese040: :D



          Commenti su Agenzia delle Entrate – Riscossione: la verità sul nuovo soggetto di michele   
Senza dubbio un bell'articolo, ma rivolto a chi? solo al povero cittadino che è e resterà sempre il TARTASSATO. Bell'articolo. l'ho letto con passione e speranza che qualcosa, almeno, sarebbe cambiato in meglio, invece, non solo il direttore diventa due volte direttore, e gli addetti, senza titolo continuano ad esserlo, secondo la costituzione, ma quale costituzione, cosè questa parola con la quale molti si riempiono la bocca e poi non la rispettano neanche quando vengono emanate le sentenze....Ricordate il Sig. Renzi quando ha deciso di non restituire agli aventi diritto ciò che la consulta ha invece ha sentenziato l'incostituzionalità del provvedimento FORNERO, che ha restituito solo una minima percentuale? lasciando tutto incostituzionale, beffandosene dei giudici e della corte stessa. Ma tutto ciò è normale quando in un paese come l'Italia governa un governo incostituzionale, antidemocratico e menzognero. W. l'Italia, se cambia, altrimenti continueremo ad andare indietro, ad impoverirci per fare arricchire solo poche persone vicino all'attuale governo che ormai "regna" da molti anni. SVEGLIAMOCI, QUSTI CI STANNO SPOLPONDO
          Learn to correctly setup Google Analytics for Shopify Store while using Google Tag Manager   
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          451 Research: Cloud Price Index Finds Serverless Usually Cheaper Than Virtual Machines And Containers   
In the industryamp;rsquo;s first analysis of serverless cloud pricing, 451 Research has found that, for the majority of new applications, serverless offers a lower cost of ownership (TCO) than virtual machines (VMs) and containers.
          Aniplex+ Previews "Sword Art Online" Film Costume Asuna Figure    
The smash-hit film's DVD/Blu-ray will be released on September 27


Aniplex's official online store Aniplex+ today starts accepting pre-orders for a 1/8 scale pre-painted PVC & ABS figure of Asuna wearing her original costume in the Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale film released in February 2017. Check out the details of the new Asuna figure after the jump!


          Armenia mz l casa 14   
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          LA QUINTA DEL ÑATO    



Quedó definido el escenario electoral provincial y ya están todos (o casi todos) los candidatos que se anotaron para ocupar alguna de las bancas que se ponen en juego en la Legislatura bonaerense: 46 en Diputados y 23 en Senadores.
Cambiemos postuló al periodista Franco Bagnatto, actualmente Director de Radio Provincia y oriundo de la ciudad de Mar del Plata, como cabeza de la lista de senadores de la Quinta sección. El segundo casillero será para la concejal radical de La Costa, Flavia Del Monte, quien fue designada por Maximiliano Abad.
En esta sección se produjo uno de los cambios rotundos en el rompecabezas del armado. El actual senador Carlos Fernández, que aparecía como número puesto, fue catapultado a la lista de diputados nacionales. El tercer lugar de la lista seccional es para Lucas Fiorini, concejal marplatense que responde al ministro de Gobierno, Joaquín De la Torre.
Por Unidad Ciudadana, se anotó al senador Gervasio Bozzano (oriundo de Maipú). El segundo lugar quedó para Gabriela Demaría, Secretaria de Protección Ciudadana de La Costa. Y el tercero será para el mandamás de Tordillo, Héctor Olivera.
Un par de escalones más abajo llegaría el ex jefe comunal de Mar Chiquita, Jorge “Pitingo” Paredi. Y en el cuarto una mujer de Mar del Plata.
El Frente Justicialista, por su parte, llevará a Inés Arrondo, ex jugadora de hockey de Las Leonas.
En 1 País, quien será el 1 de Senadores es el marplatense Juan Curutchet. Segunda irá Jimena López, hermana del intendente de Necochea, Facundo López, y en tercer lugar, J Goldman, del GEN de San Miguel del Monte.

Vamos a ver.
La quinta seccion electoral aporta algo asi como un millón setecientos mil y algo de electores.
El grueso los aporta Mar del Plata ,seguida por la creciente Tandil,la decaída Necochea,las ciudades de la Costa encabezadas por Gessell y mas al norte Chascomús y Las Flores.
Si analizamos la composición de la lista de Garquemos nos encontramos con una figura conocida por su trayectoria en los medios como Franco Bagnato,en el massismo al ciclista Curutchet que cambio las ruedas por la garrocha ya que era sciolista.
Otra vez,todos mis respetos a los compañeros, en especial a Paredi,
Pero me pregunto....cuantos votos puede aportar Tordillo,digo es un decir.
Vamos que en esta ocasión concurre  Compromiso Federal el partido de Rodriguez Saa en la Unión Ciudadana...al menos podrían haber aportado la famosa mesa de Quequen

Otra vez.  Nos salva la figura de Cristina y los diputados nacionales....parece que la lista la hubiese  armado el defenestrado Ottavis luego de una noche orgiástica

          PT / PHYSICAL THERAPIST / TRAVEL / OUTPATIENT / CALIFORNIA   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

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          Roofing Estimator   
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          SURGICAL TECHNICIAN   
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          Los agricultores canarios se resignan ante un año catastrófico por la escasez de lluvias   

La lluvia, ya de por sí escasa en Canarias, apenas ha caído del cielo durante este 2017. “Desde octubre de 2016 a junio de este año ha habido un déficit de precipitaciones”, desvela el delegado de la AEMET en las Islas, Jesús Agüera. A los agricultores les quedaba la esperanza de que con la primavera, en los meses de abril o mayo, cayese algo de agua, pero lo que se ha producido es “un aumento de la temperatura de uno o dos grados por encima de la media”.

Aceptada ya la situación “catastrófica” para el sector primario en Canarias, según el presidente de la Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA) en Las Palmas, Antonio Suárez, no queda más que resignarse porque “no se puede hacer absolutamente nada, cuando viene un año como este es imposible aportar soluciones”. 

“En los últimos 30 años es difícil encontrar una época más húmeda de lo normal, en general las temperaturas son más cálidas de lo habitual”, afirma Agüera. Lo corroboran las presas: en Gran Canaria, los volúmenes de los embalses públicos (Chira, Ayagaures, Gambuesa, Candelaria, Fataga, Vaquero y El Mulato), estaban en su conjunto al 32% de su capacidad a finales de diciembre de 2015, al 23% en el mismo mes de 2016 y el último dato de 2017 las cifra en el 22%; en Tenerife, donde suelen caer más precipitaciones, los 20 embalses que gestiona la empresa pública de la corporación insular (Balten), muestra que están justo al 50% de su capacidad de media, lo que confirma también una progresiva disminución, ya que al cierre de 2016 estaban al 51% de ocupación, frente al 62% de la misma época en 2015.

En estas dos islas, las zonas más castigadas se ubican en el sur. “En el sur de Gran Canaria ya hay restricciones y hay que dejar de plantar el 40% de lo que otros años se ha podido cultivar”, explica Suárez.

De las restricciones sabe bastante el agricultor Juan Ramírez, miembro de Cosecha Directa que trabaja en la zona de El Tablero (San Bartolomé de Tirajana): “Nosotros tenemos unas limitaciones a la hora de usar el agua, contamos con un gasto de agua anual y de ese gasto, nos quitan unas 400 horas de agua, un 20% del agua que se consume en condiciones normales”.

Normalmente el agua con la que Ramírez riega sus cultivos proviene de las presas, que le cuesta unos “quince euros la hora” (36.000 litros), pero con la escasez de lluvias, deben recurrir a las depuradoras de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, “y me sale a 18 euros la hora”, aunque sabe que a otros les cuesta hasta "36 euros la hora", algo "totalmente inviable".

Todo ello hace que los agricultores del sur grancanario se vean “limitados a la hora de cultivar” porque “la sequía nos deja sin mucho margen de maniobra”, ya que “no podemos usar todo el agua que necesitamos, que es la que usamos normalmente”, relata Ramírez. 

Hernán Tejera, secretario de la Asociación de Agricultores y Ganaderos de Canarias (Asaga), expone que “en el sur de Tenerife sigue habiendo problemas graves, como en Arico, a donde no llega el agua”, pero deja lugar a la esperanza debido a las medidas que se están tomando desde las instituciones: “Hay que recordar que se puso en funcionamiento la desaladora de Granadilla, que da servicio desde Arico hasta el Valle de San Lorenzo”.

“El espacio que va de Santiago del Teide hasta Adeje tiene posibilidades de mejora porque se ha inaugurado el bombeo desde la desaladora de Fonsalía, que está en fase de pruebas, hasta el depósito de Lomo del Balo. Se va aportar un caudal pequeño, entre 2.500 y 2.300 metro cúbicos de agua, pero es un aporte interesante debido al invierno tan seco que hemos tenido. Así que cualquier aporte es importante” narra Tejera.

Esta situación no se da en el sur grancanario porque “las desaladoras que están en Maspalomas funcionan para el abasto de la zona turística, que consume una barbaridad de agua. También hay alguna más, pero son particulares, de algún conde”, detalla Ramírez.

Lo que desconcierta al agricultor es que el principal municipio turístico de la Isla no tenga depuradoras y deban recurrir a traerla de la capital, algo que, por otro lado, agradece a las instituciones que lo hacen posible porque gracias a eso pueden decir que nunca se quedan sin agua.

Ramírez ha visto como compañeros “han abandonado cultivos por falta de recursos hídricos" y desconoce cómo se podrían mitigar los efectos de una sequía: “¿Cómo se reduce el gasto de agua? “ se pregunta.

Aunque en Tenerife Tejera no conoce "casos de abandono" sí reconoce que la sequía tiene una incidencia en el cultivo de la papa de forma indirecta. "La escasez de agua favorece el desarrollo de las plagas y la polilla guatemalteca ha echado a perder el 50% de los cultivos de papa".

Apuesta de futuro

Ante la falta de lluvias no se puede hacer gran cosa en la agricultura más que esperar a que llegue una época más húmeda, ya que lo prioritario es el abastecimiento de la población y el turismo.

"Hay municipios en los que el uso de agua compite con el abasto urbano y el turismo. Y esto hace que sea necesario dotar a todas las áreas turísticas de agua desalada a coste competitivo y, en la medida en la que la población pueda tener acceso a otro tipo de suministro hídrico, entendemos que las zonas dedicadas a la agricultura también tendrán más disponibilidad", explica Tejera

Mientras tanto, Ramírez recomienda “hacer campañas de concienciación para que la población consuma el agua de forma responsable” o, sobre todo, que los políticos “no estén dando un paso adelante y luego, cuando llega otro, den un paso hacia atrás”.

Se refiere Ramírez al salto de la central de Chira con Soria: “El mayor problema es que tenemos todo el agua que queramos, pero la tenemos que desalar y aquí entra la política. Lo ideal sería el salto de Chira, sería la panacea para el sur de Gran Canaria, porque esto significaría tener dos desaladoras que estarían bombeando agua permanentemente”, pero, hasta que eso llegue, debe aguantar lo mejor que pueda.

"Este año es un desastre para el agro de Gran Canaria porque las infraestructuras son las que están", remarca Suárez (UPA), quien tiene claro que la apuesta de futuro debe ir enfocada a "las desaladoras y renovables" porque las primeras no pueden abastecer a territorios de las zonas altas "debido a su coste energético" y, si además hay sequía "el agua de las presas de esos espacios se traslada a las zonas costeras", lo que provoca que "las partes altas se quedan secas".

Las renovables "reducen ese coste energético y abaratan el traslado de un metro cúbico de agua de un sitio a otro", concluye Suárez.


          Siguiendo las huellas del cambio   

Son muchas las áreas en las que se tambalean las bases que nos han traído hasta aquí. La lectura puede ser optimista, para quien lo lee como parte necesaria de la evolución, o derrotista para los que se agarran a presupuestos que, y a la vista está para quien quiera mirar, quedan obsoletos. Los cambios no son fáciles ni todos estamos preparados para avanzar al mismo ritmo, pero la buena noticia es que cada vez son más quienes se suman al carro. Y, con emoción, al menos por mi parte, la imagen de cabezas cortadas y gritos al vacío va siendo relegada por las iniciativas a las que cada vez se suman más personas y empresas. No hablamos de un simple cambio de camisa, hablamos de cambios de paradigma que se están dando en nuestros días, como por ejemplo en el mundo de la psiquiatría, de la enseñanza, y en el que nos ocupa hoy en concreto en este reportaje, el de la ecología o medio ambiente. Todos ellos tienen en común la evidencia empírica de que hay bastante que modificar y actualizar, es un cambio bárbaro el que hace falta, pero como podemos ver, ya hemos echado a andar.

En las tres áreas señaladas son graves las consecuencias que estamos pagando, pacientes diagnosticados con patologías y medicados, hasta el punto de llegar a ser enfermos crónicos, cuando muchas veces son estados naturales y humanos, cierto que complejos, de los que se están beneficiando sólo las farmacéuticas, puesto que ya se sabe que podrían tratarse desde otra perspectiva. Más y más alumnos que amplían los índices de fracaso escolar por no entrar en los estrechos márgenes que impone el sistema o la irresponsabilidad social que supone, tanto a nivel particular como corporativo, las conductas comerciales y empresariales a las que nos hemos acostumbrado, dañinas y agresivas, tanto para el medio ambiente como para nosotros.

A este panorama, no demasiado alentador, llegan como agua fresca noticias como las que hemos registrado en este mes y otras que están por llegar. En mayo se celebraba la Feria de Ecología y Sostenibilidad en el espacio del Cabildo La Granja, en el municipio de Arucas. Por allí pasaron miles de personas que conocieron, participaron, compraron o al menos vieron y disfrutaron los más de noventa puestos destinados a promocionar sus productos. La variedad de manufacturas naturales, biológicas o ecológicas allí presentes abarcó desde la alimentación, el vestido, los cosméticos, las terapias alternativas e incluso se expusieron coches eléctricos y distintos proyectos que no asumen el fomento de la economía separado de la responsabilidad social y el bienestar de las personas. Todos ellos con un fin común, contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida y proporcionar bien estar. Tratan de abrirse paso en el mercado y compiten con productos a los que ya estamos acostumbrados pero que, más veces de las que nos gustaría, esconden una parte que muchos de nosotros preferiríamos casi ni saber.

Buscando la manera de sumar

El presidente del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, visitó la feria y declaró que cada vez hay más personas, cooperativas, grupos de consumo y vías de comercialización. Llamaron la atención los talleres de terapias alternativas y, además de los stands, las personas que asistieron buscando contactos y colaboración o información. Macu Aguilera gestiona la marca de productos ecológicos Poppy Olé, centrada hasta el momento en la producción de moringa, una planta poco conocida y tan útil en alimentación, agricultura y medicina que la han denominado como la planta de la vida. “Este año no me dio tiempo a preparar el stand y apuntarme, pero el año que viene aquí estaremos”.

Paula Díaz es una de las responsables de la empresa Eco Touristing, organizadores de Verode (Ver- Oir-Debatir), nombre del I Foro de Turismo Sostenible de Canarias. Un evento que tendrá lugar durante los días diez y once de octubre en el municipio de Agüimes. “Pretende ser un espacio de debate y reflexión sobre el modelo turístico de Canarias, ofrecer visibilidad a casos de éxito en las islas y fomentar la transferencia de buenas prácticas en el sector. Todo desde una perspectiva integral de la sostenibilidad, atendiendo a criterios medioambientales, socioculturales y económicos.” Así nos lo presenta Paula que, como Macu, también asiste a la feria con la intención de generar vínculos.

Hablamos con Alicia Mir, responsable del Trade Project en cuyo stand nos explica cómo surgió y en qué consiste su empresa. “Yo me dedico al marketing y lo que hice fue pensar en cómo, desde mi lado creativo, podía ayudar a los sectores más vulnerables. Decidí crear un proyecto de responsabilidad social empresarial y organizo actividades de voluntariados con las multinacionales. Un día al mes, llevamos a un grupo de trabajadores de estas grandes empresas a trabajar en huertos sociales y ecológicos, parcelas que dan los ayuntamientos a organizaciones o grupos en riesgo de exclusión social, además las empresas donan material necesario. Es evidente que hay personas que quieren ayudar y no saben cómo, entonces yo les pongo en contacto, les invito a que lo hagan. No sólo están ayudando a personas sino que están cuidando el medio ambiente”. Alicia lleva dos años de andadura con este proyecto y está encantada, pero reconoce que aún no se explica cómo, pese a que hay financiación, manos para ayudar por un lado y gente que necesita ayuda por otro, por temas administrativos y burocráticos muchas veces no se puede dar ese intercambio.

Entre los productos de la feria todos de comercio justo o ecológicos, también presenciamos productos de importación, sobre lo que nos explica Alicia: “Ahora mismo no hay un nivel de negocio que permita generar empresas que se dediquen a la fabricación y distribución de productos 100% ecológicos, salvando el sector agrario que ya está en marcha, por eso seguimos encontrando productos importados y seguimos en la evolución de lograr acercarnos cada vez más al concepto kilómetro 0 en el resto de productos. Pero si es cierto que nos permite ampliar la variedad y concienciar y educar para que haya más interés en general”.

Alicia se alegra de que empiecen a generarse este tipo de actividades y espera que el pulmón que están significando en la sociedad nos llene de aires nuevos y vitalice la circulación de este tipo de comercio más consciente y saludable. “El público canario está cada vez más abierto a lo ecológico y lo natural, en Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Sevilla se hacen ferias como esta y los que estamos interesados en cambiar hábitos de vida y hemos asistido, estamos muy contentos de que por fin se hagan aquí”.

Entre los asistentes se comenta que los precios de los productos que se ofertan no son precisamente baratos. Alicia explica que, al ser aún minoría y el trato diferente que requieren este tipo de productos comparados con los de gran producción hace difícil bajar los precios, pero asegura que ahorramos en enfermedades, gastos derivados y preocupaciones.

La psicóloga Inmaculada Jáuregui, que asistió a la Feria, nos ofrece un breve análisis. “A pesar de haber miles de personas, encuentro que en una ciudad como la de Las Palmas, a estas alturas podrían ser muchos más los interesados. Falta difusión mediática. Variedad si hay, aunque no son todos los que están, ni están todos los que son, considero que es positivo mostrar el auge de este tipo de productos pertenecientes a un mercado que pretende crear conciencia. Los talleres, las conferencias pretenden hacer ver al ciudadano la importancia de lo ecológico y de mirar el panorama de forma cíclica, de ahí la presencia de los productos de temporada. También hemos visto en los stands, que sí hay productos que cumplen con la teoría y otros que son importados, por lo que tienen que seguir vías de comercialización no alternativas. Esto ocurre también con productos que son manufacturados aquí pero los elementos con los que se hacen vienen de fuera. Hemos visto desde placas solares a ropa reciclada o hecha con textiles naturales, en general una comercialización de productos orientada a la salud, al autocuidado. Los talleres de bioenergética y los masajes estaban a tope, paradójicamente ha faltado quorum en las conferencias. Es un muestrario de un tipo de vida que se querría, orientado a lo lento, a la tranquilidad que ha surgido en respuesta al sistema fagotizador y destructivo que conocemos. La edad de los que estamos aquí es entre los cuarenta y sesenta años más o menos, y algunos pequeños que van con sus padres. El factor generacional está claro”.

Ahora falta saber si las administraciones están por la labor de apoyar estas iniciativas y facilitar, visibilizar y apoyar un sector en auge, que, por lo menos apunta a fomentar otro tipo de valores. Como decíamos antes, iniciativas no faltan, como la Semana Internacional de la Energía, cuya cita en Las Palmas de Gran Caria también ha sido este mes de junio. Organizado por el periódico digital energyHub.es y la asociación Fodes por la Semana han pasado más de cien ponentes abordando temas energéticos, posibilidades de autoconsumo, la energía fotovoltaica, maremotriz y demás aplicables en Canarias, la aplicación de energía sostenible en proyectos arquitectónicos, etc. Por primera vez, estas jornadas se han celebrado en cinco escenarios diferentes con conferencias y encuentros entorno a la energía sostenible. Además de en las dos islas capitalinas, Gran Canaria y Tenerife, también en La Palma, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote. Y ya en el mes de octubre, como citaba antes, el I Foro de Turismo Sostenible Verode en el auditorio de Agüímes. Por allí nos vemos, si comparten la idea de desarrollo sostenible; aquél que se logra sin perjudicar al medio ambiente y sin poner en riesgo las posibilidades de desarrollo de las generaciones futuras.


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          Conheça os raros lobos do mar que vivem do oceano e podem nadar por horas   
Ao longo da costa do Pacífico na Colúmbia Britânica canadense, vive uma população de lobos marinhos, ou lobos do mar, caninos carnívoros que se distinguem de seus outros parentes principalmente por terem uma dieta pescetariana
          Estimator - Mechanical - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Ensure that the estimate and proposal is issued as a complete package. Prepare cost estimates for mechanical (structural steel, equipment setting and piping)...
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          Estimating Manager - Mechanical - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
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          Apartamento 2 dormitórios em Joinville Costa e Silva   
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          Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans   

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

Vimeo

This video is an overview of the scientific research paper "Plastic pollution in the world's oceans: More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea," published on the 9th of December 2014 by Dr. Marcus Eriksen - of the 5 Gyres Institute - and an array of esteemed colleagues from around the world.

Abstract:
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous throughout the marine environment, yet estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics have lacked data, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere and remote regions. Here we report an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world's oceans from 24 expeditions (2007-2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, costal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows (N = 680) and visual survey transects of large plastic debris (N = 891). Using an oceanographic model of floating debris dispersal calibrated by our data, and correcting for wind-driven vertical mixing, we estimate a minimum of 5.25 trillion particles weighing 268,940 tons. When comparing between four size classes, two microplastic 4.75mm, a tremendous loss of microplastics is observed from the sea surface compared to expected rates of fragmentation, suggesting there are mechanisms at play that remove


          Contemporary Phytomedicines   
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          Sloped Roofing - Penfolds Roofing & Solar - Okanagan, BC   
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          California Is Inching Closer to Single Payer Health Care. Is It Already Doomed? - Fortune   

Los Angeles Times

California Is Inching Closer to Single Payer Health Care. Is It Already Doomed?
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On Thursday, the California state Senate overwhelmingly passed a "single payer" health care bill (the vote was 23-14) that supporters claim would lead to universal coverage and lower medical costs for consumers. But the landmark legislation still has a ...
If California goes single-payer, what happens to insurance workers?89.3 KPCC
Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate — without a way to pay its $400-billion tabLos Angeles Times
California's Single-Payer Healthcare Clears Hurdle Despite Unclear FinancingForbes
The Nation. -National Review -The Mercury News -Mic
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          Commentary: California can afford universal healthcare - Santa Cruz Sentinel   

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Commentary: California can afford universal healthcare
Santa Cruz Sentinel
But a single payer plan like SB 562 has many cost-savings built in; among them hugely reducing the administrative costs involved in private insurance and bringing the weight of California to the table when negotiating with drug companies. Access to ...
From Coast to CoastJacobin magazine
The Healthy California Act will bring quality health insurance to all CaliforniansThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
The American Health Care Act: Economic and Employment Consequences for Statescommonwealthfund.org

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          Pricing Your Baskets   

Pricing Your Baskets (from www.basketweaving.com) Pricing your baskets is a complicated process and people do it different ways. The information provided here is meant to serve as a basic guideline to remind you of general pricing factors. First is the cost of materials. The reed or splint, the handle, anything you add to the basket […]

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          On test. Navico, ecco i nuovi multischermo messi alla prova per barche a motore, vela e da pesca   

Davanti a noi, al di là del canale, fra Lymington, sulla costa sud ovest dell’Inghilterra e l’isola di Wight, a una profondità di una decina di metri, giace il relitto di un vecchio peschereccio.  A bordo del catamarano a motore, siamo pronti per testare i nuovi display multifunzione di Simrad, gli NSS Evo 3. La […]

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          Kommentar zu Jahresrückblick 2009 – Februar: Finanzkrise, Währungsreform, Bankenkrise, Automobilkrise von CharlesFak   
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          Grindr Asks Judge To Toss Lawsuit By Man Who Claims He’s Been Accosted By 1,000 Men At Work And Home   
The plaintiff says his ex created dozens of fake profiles including personal details and photos.
          Selfiemployment, nuovi requisiti di accesso   
Selfiemployment

A partire dal 12 settembre 2016 sarà più facile accedere al Fondo SELFIEmployment, la misura gestita da Invitalia, sotto la supervisione del Ministero del lavoro e delle politiche sociali, che prevede finanziamenti agevolati senza interessi e non assistiti da nessuna forma di garanzia reale e/o di firma, a sostegno di iniziative di autoimpiego ed autoimprenditorialità.

Le domande di agevolazione potranno essere presentate a Invitalia anche da giovani Neet fino a 29 anni, che hanno aderito al Programma Garanzia Giovani, indipendentemente dalla partecipazione al percorso di accompagnamento finalizzato all’autoimprenditorialità. In sede istruttoria, ai giovani destinatari che abbiano concluso il percorso di accompagnamento, sarà comunque attribuita una premialità di 9 punti sul punteggio complessivo che concorre alla determinazione della soglia minima di accesso al finanziamento.

Nello specifico le agevolazioni finanziariedel Fondo consistono in un finanziamento senza interessi e senza garanzie personali, che può arrivare alla copertura del 100% del programma di spesa. Il finanziamento si può articolare in 3 modalità: Microcredito, per iniziative con piani di spesa inclusi tra i 5.000 ed i 25.000 euro; Microcredito esteso, per iniziative con piani di spesa inclusi tra i 25.000 ed i 35.000 euro;
Piccoli prestiti, per iniziative con piani di spesa inclusi tra i 35.000 ed i 50.000 euro.

Le domande di accesso al Fondo SELFIEmployment può essere presentata dai soggetti Neet in forma di imprese individuali, società di persone, società cooperative con un numero di soci non superiore a nove, associazioni professionali e società tra professionisti.

Sono ammesse le società costituite da non più di 12 mesi rispetto alla data di presentazione della domanda, purché inattive o non ancora costituite, a condizione che vengano costituite entro 60 giorni dall’eventuale ammissione alle agevolazioni.

Le associazioni professionali e società tra professionisti costituite da non più di 12 mesi rispetto alla data di presentazione della domanda, purché inattive.

 

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          Frankentechtures   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2015/04/22/frankentechtures.aspx

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Monsters are an exciting thing to see in a movie.  They are not so thrilling in your application architecture.  I recently came up with (or at least I think I came up with) a term for architectures that are put together with mismatching parts and in ways the software gods never intended: Frankenstein Architectures.  A co-worker then evolved that to Frankentechture.

Of course the designer of a framework or an application platform can’t envision every possible use of their creation.  How do you know then when you are just using it in a new and inventive way and when you are creating a Frankenstein monster?  Read the documentation of the author’s intent, see where it performs best and where the maintenance story is the best and then don’t stray far from those boundaries.

Another thing to think about is if you are using patterns just because you read them in a book and it sounded good?  Are you adding them to the application just because you saw them at the latest conference?  Are you spending days and weeks finding ways to get around the limitations of pattern? Do your developers require a 500 level course to make a simple change to your code base?  If you answered yes to any of these then you might have brought a Frankentechture to life.

There is a time and place for adding complex patterns or work around for a limitation in a framework to your solution.  Before you do that though, ask yourself if the problem might be that you are using the wrong toolset or have wrong design pattern for your situation.  If you can identify this as a possible problem early in the development process your can save yourself a lot of grey hair and your company a lot in maintenance costs.

So my call to action is to question every design decision.  Apply the YAGNI principle where ever possible and don’t add complexity before you have a compelling reason to do so.  Choose the architectural components that work well together and best suit your requirements.  If you do this you can assemble a hero instead of a monster.


          Everything Isn’t Fixed With Another Layer Of Abstraction   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2015/02/18/everything-isnrsquot-fixed-with-another-layer-of-abstraction.aspx

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Many developers say with a sarcastic tone “You can fix any problem with another layer of abstraction”.  The question is if there is any truth to this.  While abstraction can increase reuse, flexibility and testability it comes with a cost of complexity in readability and maintainability.  If a developer has to spend a week learning how all the pieces of an application are put together there better be a payoff.  Always ask yourself “what do we gain” when adding a new factory or dependency injection?  Is there a proper return on investment?  I’m not saying don’t add abstraction layers.  Be pragmatic about it.

Every pattern has its place, but don’t overuse them.  If the requirement of your application is to be able to dynamically plug in a nearly infinite number of modules then a set of interfaces and a generic dependency injection approach might be the way to go, but don’t start there.  If that requirement isn’t there don’t use patterns and abstraction layers because you “could, possibly, maybe” need it at some point in the future.  Live by the rule “You’re not going to need it”.

I don’t know how many times I have seen code where there is a layer in between your business and data layer that does nothing but call the data layer and pass it back to the business layer without adding any value.  Each piece of code needs to have a purpose.  If you can’t explain what that purpose is then you need to refactor it out.

Walk through your code and see how many times you need a cheat sheet to know what object you are referencing or what the business purpose of a piece of code is.  If you are confused by your own code you may have gone too far.  Have someone else walk through your code and see what questions they have and how long it takes them to understand what you have built.

At some point in the future your code will have to be maintained either for enhancements or bug fixes.  Consider how much effort those changes will cost in time and effort.  Do those costs fit with the requirements of your business?  The lesson I would hope to impart is that abstractions should be used and not abused.  Keep this in mind as you design and it may just save your sanity.


          Comment on Stripes by Barbara A.   
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          Yet Another “Why Waterfall Doesn’t Work” Post   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2013/06/14/yet-another-ldquowhy-waterfall-doesnrsquot-workrdquo-post.aspx

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Lately I have been plunged back into an extreme waterfall project and it is eating away at my soul.  Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t really believe in a soul and I have never done a text book agile project, but the longer I’m on this project the more I feel like I’m in an infinite loop.  Document.  Review.  Document. Review.  At some point we may do some coding.

The biggest problem with waterfall projects is that you can always add more detail to design documents.  I have actually seen some documentation which had pseudo code for almost every line that the developer needs to type.  Of course these are extreme cases, but they put a spotlight on the issue.

All of this would be less costly to refactor as we code than it would be to continue to refine the design document.  A minimum of documentation to make sure we hit all the key requirements and make sure that the overall architecture is sound is really what a project needs.  Spend your time finding the problems by writing code instead of theorizing and discussing.

Moral: Waterfalls are pretty to look at, not run projects with.


          Route Optimization Algorithm Looks To Honey Bees For Inspiration   
A startup is using advanced biomimicry to find optimal delivery routes and shrink logistics costs
          Trump Talks Jobs At Boeing Plant In South Carolina   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxhEv5U8Nnk More than two months after he publicly criticized Boeing over the costs of a new Air Force One, President Trump visited one of the aircraft company's newest facilities Friday: a plant in North Charleston, S.C., where the company will unveil a new version of its 787 Dreamliner. The president spoke nearly 24 hours after delivering a wide-ranging news conference in which he discussed, among other topics, U.S. relations with Russia; the resignation of Michael Flynn as his national security adviser; his legally contested travel ban; and a new executive action on immigration. We've updated this page with news from Friday's event. "I have to say, I love South Carolina. I love it," Trump told a large crowd Friday, saying that his campaign hadn't been expected to win the state — presumably referring to the Republican primary season — but that he had won in "a landslide." Speaking after receiving a tour of the plant, Trump headlined an event that also
          Boeing Chief Meets With Trump About Air Force One, Fighter Costs    
The Boeing Company's CEO Tuesday had a second face-to-face meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to talk jet prices. Boeing's Dennis Muilenburg said they discussed a multi-billion dollar contract to replace the aging Air Force One jumbo jets and about new fighter jets for the military.
          Surprise! Boeing is donating $1 million to the Trump inauguration   
The Boeing Company plans to give $1 million to support President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration events. The announcement comes just days after Trump's tweets about Boeing. He claimed that costs for building new Air Force One jets are out of control, and that orders for the 747s should be canceled.
          Trump tweets to cancel Boeing's Air Force One deal   
Bill Radke speaks with CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower about a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump in which he stated he wants to cancel a Boeing contract to build two new planes for Air Force One. Trump says the cost of the contract is too high.
          Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost   
President-elect Donald Trump wants to clip the wings of a new Air Force One, saying the customized 747 is too expensive. "The plane is totally out of control," Trump told reporters Tuesday morning. "I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money." Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that the new aircraft would cost more than $4 billion and urged the government to cancel the contract. Neither Trump nor his spokespeople said where that cost estimate came from. Trump's tweet followed an article in the Chicago Tribune suggesting Trump's tough talk on trade could be bad for Boeing's export business. Last year the Air Force struck an agreement with Boeing to deliver two new 747s around 2024, by which time the two planes now in service for presidential travel will be more than 30 years old. The new models will be able to fly about 1,000 miles farther than the current planes. They'll also be slightly larger and faster, but will
          My Ideal Stock Report   
So, if I was going to create my own stock report and put what I wanted in it, this is what it would look like right here:

May 10, 2009 - Sunday Evening

The market had a big turnaround Friday to a higher high for the Dow30 and the SP-500 and clears the path for a continued uptrend. The Nasdaq Composite looks like it is taking a rest as technology stocks have been far ahead of the other indices these past weeks. The financials catapulted the Dow and S&P and these two charts look very strong for more likely gains.

At the same time we have euphoria with bullish market conditions that easily gives profits to the lazy investor we cannot ignore the technical indicators that are giving overbought conditions on a short term basis. The VIX-X, Chicago Board of Options Market Volatility Index is a measure of “fear” and this looks like we should have a short term correction that may start this week. Sentimentrader’s Smart money/dumb money index and Telechart’s T2108 chart shows strong overbought conditions and S&P Oscillator shows mild overbought, Investor’s Intelligence is a slower indicator to develop but confirming other indicators. Remember these are short term indicators and will “reset” themselves once we have a short term correction.

We then would look to see if the market is going to have higher highs to resume this uptrend we have been on since March 10th.

REPEAT FROM Thursday Night: This may be a good time to close long positions on this temporary “pop” as we are seeing many stocks showing topping patterns that were once momentum stocks. We use these “early scouts” as indicators that people are starting to take profits on the high fliers.

As you have been reading in this report the last few days that many stocks are getting dangerous to buy long, remain nimble and set tighter trailing stop losses because it would only take 1-2 days of sharp corrections to give up all the long profits we have made recently. Most long positions in the stock list below are now closed as we move mostly to intraday trading (scalping) tomorrow.

The stocks that have been the hottest runs or what could be called momentum stocks, ASH, CIEN, ARO, BIDU, CLF, MEE (and many others we don’t have listed) are going to correct hardest and it is likely that we see some rebound attempt next week but my hunch is that the market will start breaking down and short opportunities with short swings will be very profitable.

So in technical analysis terms, it is possible that today was a key reversal indicator (short term) and that is my personal hunch. We are going into a transitional period where we have few positions and most will likely be now short. You could play part of your opening short positions tomorrow early and add to them as any bounce in the market occurs.

Note the life insurance stocks had a big move up today against the tide because some insurance companies were listed by the Federal Reserve as passing the stress test and not needing additional funding. The whole sector moved up, PRU, MET, HIG, PFG.


The Oil index moved up 4% today to close at $58.67 and is still shadowing the direction of the indices. Moving averages, MACD, OBV, stochastics and price charges are all starting to turn up on this sector, use XOIL as index.

Intermediate Trade Positions: NGS, Natural Gas Services is showing a nice uptrend along with the natural gas ETF, UNG. For 10 ½ months natural gas has experienced a steep drop and this recent rise in the last 8 days is the most significant of all. It is likely to see a little selling in this sector first before higher advances are made. So the best process is to let it run its current run and then pullback before opening a position.

It is good to see the companion sector of oil moving up as well so monitoring XOIL and other oil and gas stocks like XTO, EOG, COG, GMXR, APA, ATPG, CNQ, and SNP would be good to get a feel of the oil and gas sector.


Swing Trades: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill has more downside but let it rebound up to $80+ before considering opening a small short position.

MEE rebounded Friday but monitor this as a potential swing short trade assuming it does not make a higher high over last Thursday’s high. It looks a little on the weak side so be prepared to open a small short if it doesn’t move above $23.50 tomorrow.

Potential short swings:

ABG, Asburn Automotive is starting to turn over but still needs another spike down tomorrow to confirm a short candidates. This needs a little more time to convince us that it does to go higher highs before shorting.

ADCT, ADC Telecomm looks like a very good short idea that was opened today and is likely going to break down over the next two weeks. Worth a short position tomorrow.

REPEAT: For aggressive traders or very small position: In the next 4 to 6 weeks, look for GM, General Motors to do a reverse split and watch for opportunity to sell short or work with long put options or selling calls short. This won’t happen for some time. They plan to do a 1 for 100 shares reverse split. That will put the stock at $185 at current pricing and reverse splits are desperation attempts to stay listed on the exchange, usually done by deeply troubled companies financially. This last gasp for air strategy rarely works.

Day Traders/Intraday stock ideas: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill swing trade short was covered Friday morning and may give another short opportunity (2nd helping).

MEE, Massey Energy and PCX, Patriot Coal both had excellent scalps, 8.5% for MEE and 11.8% for PCX. Look for a slight pop and a drop but don’t expect for the same big profits as on Friday. These could give both long and short scalps. Intraday trading is pumping out strong profits most every day now and I see that pattern continuing. As usual, look for good intraday trades in GMXR, FSLR, ICE, BLK, CME, BIDU, AMZN, WHR, IPI, POT, MON, MOS, COG, EOG, XTO, AAPL, WFC, JPM, BAC, WFC, JPM, C, and USB or any high volume, high volatility stocks. CSIQ and STP had big short scalps, 9.3% for CSIQ and 10.8% for STP.

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Progress Report: We have had numerous requests for the real-time the Trading Room and we will be more aggressive with the programming of this software. Our first programming attempt last summer was abandoned and more capable programmers are on the task now. We will keep you posted but our estimate is mid June if all goes well. The delivery of information and quality of ideas will be very unique-there won’t be anything like this!

Thoughts: Keep steady, calm, decisive, aggressive. Have no fear and no greed. Keep looking at what to be doing next in a calm manner. Don’t focus on the past or beat yourself up what you did or didn’t do or what you should have done. Just keep playing the next shot, which in this business your next shot could be just sitting on the sideline.

If you have been uncomfortable shorting stocks, which most people are, try to learn this technique, it will be a useful tool in the coming years.

When I list several stocks from the same sector, like the housing industry for example, don’t short all of them unless you are well diversified and it represents a small percentage of your total stock account (in that same account).

Ticker Symbol Type
Notes Target
Open Price Target
Close
Price
GE, General Electric LONG-INT Still acting strong, didn’t turn over; hold if long.
BAC, Bank of Amer NEUTRAL Banks hot on stress test news.
ASH, Ashland LONG-INT Excellent intraday scalp Friday; may give us short soon?
CIEN, Cienna LONG-INT Breaking down; swing trade idea long next week
RS, Reliance Steel LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE
ARO, Aropostale LONG-INT Could give us long swing trade opp next few days
SWKS, Skyworks LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE.
RADS, Radiant Sys LONG-SWI Watch & wait, may present short possibility?
AMZN, Amazon LONG-INT No trade idea; stopped Thursday.
BIDU, Baidu LONG-INT Still in uptrend but sold “just in case”
UTX, United Tech LONG-INT Still going up; too dangerous to buy now
AAPL, Apple Cmptr LONG-INT Sell signal Friday.
DIOD, Diodes LONG-INT 2 big down days; watch and wait, possible Swing long.
CMG, Chipotle SHORT-INT Covered short position Friday, might get 2nd helping soon 84 75.50
SMH, Semi ETF LONG-INT Turning over; Nasdaq taking a rest
STP, Suntech SHORT-SWI No trade idea; DELETE
CSIQ, Canadian Sol SHORT-SWI Short swing idea near $10? Very small short position
BCRX, Biocryst SHORT-SWI No trade idea although still breaking down
JPM, JP Morgan LONG-SWI 10.5% move up today, higher high on bank news
RST, Rosetta Stone LONG-INT Look for rebound started Friday.
QCOM, Qualcomm LONG-INT Sell Friday if still long; may present long entry next week
GS, Goldman Sachs LONG-INT Resurged up, resuming uptrend.
GMXR, GMX Res LONG-INT On sidelines, looking for short entry?
CLF, Cliffs Nat’l LONG-INT No position.
MEE, Massey Energy SHORT-SWI Short position opened; hold into next week 23.25 17
RIMM, Research LONG-INT No postion.
IBM, Int’l Bus. Mach LONG-INT Worth small long position 100.500
RTN, Raytheon LONG-INT Bad sell
ADCT, ADC Comm SHORT-SWI Mistyped last report; hold short position 8 6.50






SWI (SWING): 2-7 days INT: Intermediate term position 8 days to several months. Open Price: price paid on opening long position or price sold on short position. Bold notes on table above represent changes from previous day.
Current positions are highlighted in yellow. Green colored lines are next probable positions to consider. Red, take action or watch closely.
IMPORTANT: The notes in this stock list is how I have been writing notes to myself about stocks for 16 years. They are general guidelines as to how I am approaching a particular stock and conditions may change during the next trading day that may cause a change in opinion before the next evening report is written.
Thoughts: Best odds only, be decisive, aggressive, mentally flexible, stay in position size, don’t overtrade and wait a little longer to buy and wait a little longer to sell. You will find that will make you more money on your trades. Trade what you see, not what you hope for. Intermediate and swing trades are really important to have trailing stop losses set.
Don’t trade unless the setup is there for you, then use the charts to tell you when the odds are heavily in your favor. Don’t force anything to work for you, let the setups develop and then take advantage of that. Be patient. Stay in position sizes without letting any intraday trade represent no more than 10-15% of your total account value. As you build your account, your position size percentage should get smaller and smaller to lower your risk.

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you this tomorrow.
Mitch King
www.TradeStocksAmerica.com
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          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Angry retailers condemn ‘unfair’ plan for bottle recycling scheme   
TOM GORDON Scotland found a deposit-and-return scheme, with customers paying a small premium for bottles which would be redeemed by returning empties, could cost retailers £40.7 million to set up and packagers £44.5m a year to run. Potential extra...
          En béisbol, hablar libremente tiene un costo y Montero ahora lo sabe    
El martes por la noche, Miguel Montero era uno de los jugadores de los Cachorros de Chicago.
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Families feel ‘ripped off’ by holiday costs   
TWO-THIRDS of families felt “ripped off” during their last overseas holiday, a survey has found. Some 67 per cent of people surveyed by Post Office Travel Money perceived they had received poor value on an aspect of their trip. Food and drink prices...
          IBM AIX Workstation 7011-250 (Bull DPX-20 / 100)   

Linux acum pe toate drumurile, și toți se laudă că știu să administreze un server cu Linux (chiar dacă-s p’afariști).
Așa că nu mai este impresionant la resume’ - și nici la salariu.
Administratorii de UNIX-uri comerciale însă sunt la căutare. Cu banu’ gros.

Dar aveți noroc - cine vrea să învețe să administreze un UNIX comercial - AIX - poate să îl ia de la mine pe Costel.

Costel este un IBM 7011-250 (re-badge-uit ca Bull DPX-20 / 100, produs “European” pentru a putea fi luat cu fonduri EU)
cu:
- 1 CPU PowerPC 601 66Mhz
- 96 MB Ram (4*16 + 4*8)
- 2.88 MB Floppy drive
- HDD SCSI 9Gb
- 2 plăci rețea 10Mbps cu transcievere RJ45 (una on-board, una pe slot MCA)
- Placă MCA multi-serial (8 porturi) la care nu am însă cablul.
- Făra placă video - consola pe port serial, dau și cablu serial.
- AIX 5.1L instalat. Ultima versiune care mai suportă PowerPC601
- Cheie originală front-panel.

Extra:

- CD-uri: instalare AIX 4.3.3, instalare AIX 5.1, copie la arhiva de freeware pt AIX 4.3.3 de la bulfreeware.com
- CDROM SCSI extern UltraPlex 40max (unul din puținele modele cu sector-size selectabil - de pe care pot boota Mac-uri vechi și SGI-uri)
- Unitate bandă SCSI VXA-1 in cutie externă SCSI Bull
- HDD SCSI 15Krpm 36Gb în cutie externă SCSI Sun
- Toate cablurile SCSI necesare
- Bandă date 8mm VXA V17 + bandă curățare 8mm VXA + bandă date 8mm Sony modificată pt compatibiliate VXA + 12 alte benzi de 8mm gata de a fi modificate de voi.

Opționale:

- Diverse adaptoare port serial
- Switch 10/100
- “Skateboard” - o placă de lemn cu rotile și prelungitor pe care o foloseam ca să-l pot băga și scoate ușor dintr-o debara (cu toate cutiile SCSI pornite nu este foarte silențios)

Ce-i lipsește:

- Un stăpân iubitor. La mine stătea în debara și colecta praf.
- Un adaptor USB-Serial pt consolă - dacă vreți să accesați consola de pe mac

Cât costă ?

100 lei.

De unde îl iau ?

Bucureșți, sector.2, lângă stadionul național.
NU îl trimit cu curier - este făcut din oțel gros, este GREU.

Mai multe informații:

(fiind mașină pre-CHRP, prtconf nu știe să citească model, frecvența și versiunea de firmware)
(hdd-ul extern este nefolosit, de aia nu apare la df)

costel:~# prtconf
lsattr0514-528 The "frequency" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
lsattr0514-528 The "modelname" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
lsattr0514-528 The "fwversion" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
System Model:
Machine Serial NumberNot Available
Processor Type
PowerPC_601
Number Of Processors
1
Processor Clock Speed
:  MHz
CPU Type
32-bit
Kernel Type
32-bit
LPAR Info
: -1 NULL
Memory Size
128 MB
Good Memory Size
:  MB
Firmware Version
:
Console Loginenable
Auto Restart
false
Full Core
false

Network Information
        Host Name
costel
        IP Address
192.168.x.x
        Sub Netmask
255.255.255.0
        Gateway
192.168.x.x
        Name Server
192.168.x.x
        Domain Name
xx.xx

Paging Space Information
        Total Paging Space
192MB
        Percent Used
7%

Volume Groups Information
==============================================================================
rootvg:
PV_NAME           PV STATE          TOTAL PPs   FREE PPs    FREE DISTRIBUTION
hdisk0            active            542         143         34..00
..00..00..109
==============================================================================

INSTALLED RESOURCE LIST

The following resources are installed on the machine.
+/- = 
Added or deleted from Resource List.
*   = 
Diagnostic support not available.

  
Model Architecturers6k
  Model Implementation
Uni-ProcessorMCA bus

sys0              00-00             System Object
sysplanar0        00-00             System Planar
ioplanar0         00-00             I/O Planar
bus0              00-00             Microchannel Bus
sio0              00-00             Standard I/O Planar
fda0              00-00-0D          Standard I/O Diskette Adapter
fd0               00-00-0D-00       Diskette Drive
ent0              00-00-0E          Integrated Ethernet Adapter
sioka0            00-00-0K          Keyboard Adapter
sioma0            00-00-0M          Mouse Adapter
ppa0              00-00-0P          Standard I/O Parallel Port Adapter
scsi0             00-00-0S          Standard SCSI I/O Controller
hdisk0            00-00-0S-0,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
cd0               00-00-0S-1,0      Other SCSI CD-ROM Drive
hdisk1            00-00-0S-4,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
rmt0              00-00-0S-6,0      Other SCSI Tape Drive
siota0            00-00-0T          Tablet Adapter
sa0               00-00-S1          Standard I/O Serial Port 1
tty0              00-00-S1-00       Asynchronous Terminal
sa1               00-00-S2          Standard I/O Serial Port 2
tty1              00-00-S2-00       Asynchronous Terminal
ent1              00-01             Ethernet High-Performance LAN
                                      Adapter 
(8ef5)
sa2               00-02             8-Port Asynchronous Adapter EIA-232
proc0             00-00             Processor
mem0              00-0A             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem1              00-0B             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem2              00-0C             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem3              00-0D             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem4              00-0E             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem5              00-0F             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem6              00-0G             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem7              00-0H             8 MB Memory SIMM
sysunit0          00-00             System Unit

costel
:~# oslevel -r
5100-09

costel
:~# df -Pk
Filesystem    1024-blocks      Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hd4            32768     13568     19200      42% /
/
dev/hd2          2048000   1445004    602996      71% /usr
/dev/hd9var         32768     22152     10616      68% /var
/
dev/hd3            32768      1988     30780       7% /tmp
/dev/hd1            32768      1140     31628       4% /home
/dev/lv00         4096000   3187444    908556      78% /data
/proc                   -         -         -       -  /proc
/dev/hd10opt        32768      9552     23216      30% /opt 

Aștept oferte sau întrebări.


          01/07/2017: PUZZLES: Holidaymakers abroad losing billions through making bad payment choices   

ALEXANDRA MORGAN but they can be even more costly. As well as adding exchange commission of around three per cent, many – including those from Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds, Santander and TSB – charge a further fee of up to £1.50 per...
          01/07/2017: PUZZLES: Trinity Mirror sets aside another £7.5m to settle phone-hacking claims   
RAVENDER SEMBHY TRINITY Mirror has set aside an additional £7.5 million to settle phone-hacking allegations. The latest provision means that the newspaper publisher has put aside a total of £60m to cover costs relating to the scandal, which includes...
          PetSmart Charities Funds Scholarship Program to Train Shelter Staff for Noah's Wish National Animal Disaster Response Team   

          Photo Release -- 88 Dog Houses Donated to Noah's Wish for Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina as NBC News Kicks Off 'Humanity Plaza'   

          The Met Gala’s 2017 Vogue × Instagram Studio   

Met Gala, or, as Vogue puts it, the Most Exclusive Party of the Year, took place in Metropolitan Museum in May 2017 to mark the opening of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the InBetween”. Some of the evening’s most prominent guests, from the Met Gala's co-host Katy Perry and Celine Dion to Kim Kardashian West and Jaden Smith, posed and flaunted inside the splendid video portrait studio against a digital backdrop inspired by Comme des Garçons designs. This immersive light installation was put together by Sila Sveta studio, and the creative director for the project was no other than Gordon von Steiner, the author of video pieces for numerous world-renowned brands.

Featuring: Gisele Bündchen, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Solange Knowles, Candice Swanepoel, Jaden Smith, Frank Ocean, Priyanka Chopra, Nick Kroll, Lena Dunham, John Legend, Kiko Mizuhara, Chrissy Teigen, A$AP Rocky, Jeremy Scott, Celine Dion, Adriana Lima, Future, Sasha Lane, Doutzen Kroes, and Liu Wen

Sila Sveta team:

Art Director: Stas Bashkatov
Executive Producers: Alexander Us, Alexey Rozov, Andrey Kostyuk
Multimedia Producer: Paulina Zakh
Project Manager: Sveta Yermolayeva
Production Director: Vadim Vinogorov
Supervisor: Oleg Barankin
Concept Artists: Stas Bashkatov, Ekaterina Konovalova, Tatyana Kazakova
Designers: Alexander Pogrebetsky, Michael Dadaev, Andrey Vyaznikov, Anatoly Belikov, Zoya Kharakoz, Maxim Meshkov
Technical Direction: Dmitry Petrov, Maxim Tulin
VJ: Denis Akopov

Cast: SILA SVETA, Gordon von Steiner, Stas Bashkatov, Alexander Us, Alexey Rozov, Paulina Zakh, vivad, Sandrique, tk_tk and Zoya Kharakoz

Tags: met gala, Comme des Garçons, sila sveta, instagram, rei kawakubo, Gisele Bündchen, vogue, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, metropolitan museum, Pharrell Williams, Jaden Smith and Solange Knowles


          Flat Roofer - Penfolds Roofing & Solar - Okanagan, BC   
Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools. $18-$37 + Benefits + RRSP (Based on Experience &amp; Certifications) + Relocation Costs.... $18 - $37 an hour
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:35:23 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Seven in ten firms 'not prepared for GDPR' - ChoiceQuote Insurance Services   

ChoiceQuote Insurance Services

Seven in ten firms 'not prepared for GDPR'
ChoiceQuote Insurance Services
Seven out of ten businesses have not left any money in their budget to account for the additional costs associated with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, according to new data. Research conducted by GDPR compliant job board ...

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          Process Manager - Weston Foods - Kitchener, ON   
Identify and understand the costs to manufacture for multiple process alternatives and determine the most cost efficient method;...
From Weston Foods - Wed, 17 May 2017 10:09:53 GMT - View all Kitchener, ON jobs
          Process Manager - Weston Bakeries Ltd - Kitchener-Waterloo, ON   
Identify and understand the costs to manufacture for multiple process alternatives and determine the most cost efficient method;...
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           Princess At Sea by Dawn Cook    
Once upon a time, Tess was Princess Contessa of Costenopolie. Then she learned she was really just a decoy princess, a target for would-be assassins. Now, her sister, the real Contessa sits on the throne, along with her new husband, a prince of Misdev. Tess acts as an advisor, lending the knowledge she picked up in her years as a princess, all the while trying to keep the royal couple from killing one another.
          Boucher, Dingell in House Energy Committee Call for Cap-and-Trade   

As he previously announced he would, Energy and Commerce’s Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee chair Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) released the first of a series of white papers on climate legislation today, Scope of a Cap-and-Trade Program.

Based on the hearings earlier this year, the Committee and Subcommittee Chairmen have reached the following conclusions: The United States should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 60 and 80 percent by 2050 to contribute to global efforts to address climate change. To do so, the United States should adopt an economy-wide, mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program. The central component of this program should be a cap-and-trade program. Given the breadth of the economy that will be affected by a national climate change program and the significant environmental consequences at stake, it is important to design a fair program that obtains the maximum emission reductions at the lowest cost and with the least economic disruption. The Subcommittee and full Committee will draft legislation to establish such a program.

Oddly, the white paper fails to mention a baseline for emissions reductions; the scientific consensus for the 80 percent reduction is from 1990 emissions levels.

The white paper makes no recommendations on how credits should be allocated, though Boucher has stated his resistance to auctions in the past. Nor does it discuss interaction with foreign carbon markets or how to deal with imports from unregulated entities.

The white paper argues that complementary measures are necessary:
“Even with a broad-based cap-and-trade program, complementary measures (such as a carbon tax or other tax-based incentives, efficiency or other performance standards, or research and development programs) will also be needed. For example, funding for research, development, and deployment of new technologies would assist industries that will need to adopt new technologies. In addition, efficiency or other performance standards might be appropriate for some economic actors that would be inappropriate to include directly in a cap-and-trade program, but that should contribute to an economy-wide reduction program in some other way.

Proposed measures range from Dingell’s carbon tax, increased CAFE standards, appliance and lighting efficiency standards, a federal renewable energy standard, to carbon sequestration funding.

Further notes are below.

Interestingly, the report draws extensively from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions September report, Size Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Who Would be Affected by a 10,000-ton CO2 Emissions Rule? The Nicholas Institute is run by Sen. Lieberman’s former environmental counsel, Nick Profeta.

A later white paper will discuss carbon offsets in the agricultural and industrial sector.

Greenhouse gas emissions from other sources in [the industrial] sector (such as landfills) generally may not lend themselves to regulation under a cap-and-trade program if there is difficulty in measuring the emissions accurately. For example, EPA currently operates methane programs that encourages landfills and other soruces to capture gas and use it for electricity generation. . . . The agricultural sector, however, does have significant opportunities to reduce emissions that may lend themselves to measurement, which could make them appropriate as a source of credits or offsets in a cap-and-trade program…. [manure methane capture, cropland biological sinks]... A later White Paper will discuss the potential for using such reductions as offsets or credits as part of the cap-and-trade program.

          Project Controls Specialist (CLE 1767) - Middough Inc. - Cleveland, OH   
This may position may provide leadership to a scheduler and / or project cost engineer on larger projects. Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and...
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          Los líderes mundiales se despiden de Kohl en la Eurocámara en Estrasburgo   

Una veintena de jefes de Estado y Gobierno de todo el mundo, incluida la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel; el presidente francés, Emmanuel Macron; la primera ministra británica, Theresa May, y el primer ministro israelí, Benjamin Netanyahu, han participado de la despedida al político alemán, cuyo féretro se ha cubierto con una bandera de la UE. El expresidente del Gobierno español Felipe González ha sido uno de los múltiples líderes políticos que han acudido al homenaje al excanciller alemán, fallecido este mes a los 87 años, a quien ha agradecido su apoyo durante el proceso de entrada de España en la UE y de quien ha valorado que apostó por el proyecto de la moneda única "a pesar de que sabía que le podía costar el cargo acabar con el marco alemán".


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          Planet X Incoming: We Don't Know What Happened" St. Louis Officials Clueless As Downtown Sinkhole Swallows Car   
Planet X Incoming: We Don't Know What Happened" St. Louis Officials Clueless As Downtown Sinkhole Swallows Car
I can tell you what is happening.  Planet X is inbound and as it gets closer these sinkholes will be all to common.  Do not be surprised to see coastline states sink like a cork.  There was another major one in China the other day too.
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In a development that should send a chill down the spine of every citizen of St. Louis  – especially considering the city’s efforts to revitalize its violence-plagued downtown – a sinkhole spontaneously appeared in the city's downtown, swallowing a car that had been parked street side.
And even more concering, city officials say they have no idea how it happened.
Vincent Foggie, of the city's water division, said the hole was missing mounds of dirt that normally support the road's asphalt-topped concrete. He called such voids large enough to swallow a vehicle a rarity in the city.

"We don't know what happened," Foggie said. "I have no idea where the dirt went."



St Louis resident Jordan Westerberg parked his car on sixth street downtown near the railway exchange building on Thursday morning as he and his fiancée headed to an early morning workout at a gym nearby.
When he returned shortly before 7 a.m. local time, his Toyota Camry was nowhere to be found. Westerberg and his fiancée said they figured it had been towed.
Then, they saw a gathering of street workers near their parking space, tipping them off that something wasn’t right. That's when Westerberg, 25, found the vehicle in the gaping hole - about 20 feet (6 meters) deep and 8 to 10 feet (2.5 to 3 meters) across - that took up the entire southbound lane of the street, next to a vacant building expected to feature apartments, office space and retail, according to the Associated Press.

No injuries were reported.

"It's pretty crazy," said Westerberg, who lives in a loft downtown. "We could've been in the car. It's a compact car. It's not like it's heavy."

The city said it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the sinkhole, though an 8-inch, below-ground water main at the site appeared to have been broken for some time, given the amount of erosion.
Now for the real question: How does a water main break in a major city’s downtown without city officials being alerted somehow?
Hopefully the city will refund Westerberg's parking costs, at the very least.
Here’s a video courtesy of local AM radio station KMOX.




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          Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago   
Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago
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 “Testament of Youth,” poignantly dramatizes lives shattered by Judeo Masonic First World War.
On July 1,1916, General Douglas Haig, a Freemason, began the Battle of the Somme which by November resulted in the death of one million white, "Christian"British patriots in their prime. Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers. War is a ruse by which the globalist satanic elite kills patriots under the guise of national duty.  
 
“When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. ” German machine gunner.
from July 12, 2015
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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About 10 million soldiers died in battle on both sides in World War One, one of the costliest wars in history.  The needless slaughter in trench warfare is usually portrayed by the Masonic-controlled media and education system as an unintended consequence. 

In fact, these wars are orchestrated by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions to kill Christians in order to degrade Western civilization in advance of the Satanic NWO now clearly manifesting itself. (See, World War One- First Christian HolocaustRitual human sacrifice to their god Moloch may also be a factor.

All wars are designed to enrich and empower the bankers while destroying and demoralizing humanity. Warmongering “patriotism” is a ruse. The sooner gullible non-Satanists stop falling on a sword, the better.
I’m going to focus on the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of the first world war. My information is based on John Laffin’s British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One, (1988, p. 63ff.) 

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(left, Douglas Haig, Elgin Lodge #91)

Both General Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, Western Front,  and his principal co-planner Sir Henry Rawlinson were Freemasons. The Somme offensive (“The Big Push”) was intended to end the stalemate and win the war. The Allies had 700,000 men, a 7-1 numerical superiority. Haig and Rawlinson anticipated losing 500,000 men. 

The plan was simple: to bomb the Germans for five days and nights then walk to the enemy trench and kill the remaining soldiers or capture those who surrendered. 

However, after 5 days of bombing, the German trenches and their defences were barely scratched. The English neglected to reconnoitre or observe this from the air.  The Germans just had to shoot their machine guns, reload and shoot again. The same type of attack continued from the 1st of July until November 1916. Over a million men died; 58,000 on the first day.

On July 1 1916, 11 British divisions attacked on a 13-mile front. By 7.30 am the six German divisions finished breakfast, wiped their faces with their napkins, and carried their machine guns from comfortable deep cellars. They began spraying the attackers who were advancing in neat rows, “to maintain order.” 

 
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A German machine gunner wrote, “We were surprised to see them walking, we had never seen that before. The officers went in front. One was carrying a walking stick…When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. “

A German officer reported his impression of the attack. “Whole sections appeared to fall. All along the line, Englishmen could be seen throwing their arms into the air and collapsing, never to move again. Badly wounded rolled about in agony, while badly wounded crawled into shell-holes for shelter. “

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John Laffin: “Of the 110,000 men who attacked, 60,000 were killed or wounded on this one day. About 20,000 lay dead between the lines. Haig and Rawlinson were directly responsible for the assumption bombardment would cut barbed wire and render the Germans vulnerable.  The Germans lost an estimated 8000 men on July 1. 2000 were taken prisoner.” (64) 

A hospital station dealt with 10,000 casualties in the first 48 hours. A surgeon wrote:  ”Streams of ambulances a mile long waited to be unloaded. The whole area of the camp, a field of six acres, was completely covered with stretchers placed side-by-side, each with its suffering or dying man. We surgeons were hard at it in the operating theatre, a good hut holding four tables. Occasionally we made a brief look around to select from the thousands of patients those few we had time to save. It was terrible. (73) 

Haig’s chronicler Colonel Boraston wrote that the attack, “bore out the conclusions of the British High Command, and amply justified the tactical methods employed.” (No doubt these men were all Freemasons.) 

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Laffin writes: “This is an outrageous statement. It is more accurate to call 1 July 1916, as H. L’Etang does, ‘probably the greatest disaster to British arms since Hastings….Certainly never before nor since has such wanton pointless carnage been seen…’ (70)

Laffin bemoans the  complete “absence of cleverness” in the military strategy. He emphasizes that, “high casualties were a basic rule of the game and simply had to be accepted.” (76)

Who knows how the world would be different if the cream of that generation of Christians had not been trampled into the mud of France in 1915-18?

There is simply no explanation for sending wave after wave of men to their slaughter other than that this was the deliberate goal. Any sane general would have stopped the attack as soon as it became apparent that the strategy was a failure. 

Western society is controlled by a satanic cult whose goal is to degrade and exploit humanity.
It’s time we stopped we being complicit in our own destruction. 


          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”



I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.




The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:

TOP TEN REASONS THE WTC COLLAPSE WAS A NUCLEAR EVENT

1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.


This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.

READ IT ALL HERE!
https://jamesperloff.com/2017/06/30/911-simplified/ 


Chris Bollyn "9-11 Deception: Greater Killsrael"  


          “Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.” - Our Lady of Fatima, 1917   
“Certain fashions will be introduced   that will offend Our Lord very much.”   - Our Lady of Fatima, 1917
Free EBOOK.  Recall Our Lady warned the world in 1917!  How much worse is the scandal these days with immodest dress especially in Summer
http://www.fatima.org/essentials/requests/mid.pdf

Summer unfortunately brings with it the height of immodesty, in both men and women.  This is a good time, then, to remember that words of Our Lady of Fatima who warned us that "more souls go to hell for sins of the flesh (i.e. sins against the 6thand 9th Commandments) than for any other reason." Our Lady of Fatima told Jacinta, "Certain fashions will be introduced that will gravely offend My Son." Jacinta also said, “People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions; Our Lord is always the same.”
Shorts, sleeveless tops, slacks on women, mini-skirts, swimwear, bare midriffs, tight and sheer clothing would all fit into this category of immodest fashions. Sadly, few priests warn their flock of the great danger associated with immodesty of dress, that of losing one’s soul for all eternity.  So many girls and young women are growing up today without direction and, like so many misled sheep, are following immoral fashions to the destruction of souls.


The Bible tells us, "In like manner I wish women to be decently dressed, adorning themselves with modesty and dignity, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but with good works, such as become women professing godliness." (1 Tim. 2:9-10)  
The following are various warnings the Catholic Church has given to the faithful, for the protection of their immortal souls.

CHURCH STATEMENTS ON MODESTY OF DRESS
Pope Benedict XV wrote in his encyclical Sacra Propediem on January 6, 1921:
“One cannot sufficiently deplore the blindness of so many women of every age and station. Made foolish by a desire to please, they do not see to what degree the indecency of their clothing shocks every honest man and offends God. Most of them would formerly have blushed for such apparel as for a grave fault against Christian modesty. Now it does not suffice to exhibit themselves on public thoroughfares; they do not fear to cross the threshold of churches, to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and even to bear the seducing food of shameful passion to the Holy Altar, where one receives the Author of Purity.”

On January 12, 1930, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops:
“We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper. Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but, if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see to it that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.” 

Pope Pius XII said in 1954:
“Now many girls do not see anything wrong with following certain shameless styles (fashions) like so many sheep. They would surely blush if they could only guess the impressions they make and the feelings they evoke (arouse) in those who see them.” (July 17, 1954



Pope Pius XII seriously admonished Christian mothers: 
“The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts… If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up…  O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making of yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.” (Pius XII to Catholic Young Women’s Groups of Italy)



The Canadian bishops in May of 1946 wrote:
“Man himself does not escape from the inclination of exhibiting his flesh: some go in public, stripped to the waist, or in very tight pants or in very scanty bathing suits. They thus commit offenses against the virtue of modesty. They may also be an occasion of sin (in thought or desire) for our neighbor.” 

Cardinal Pla y Daniel, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, stated in 1959:
“A special danger to morals is represented by public bathing at beaches ... Mixed bathing between men and women, which is nearly always a proximate occasion of sin and a scandal, must be avoided.”

From a 1930 Letter of the Congregation of the Council:
“By virtue of the supreme apostolate which he wields over the Universal Church by Divine Will, our Most Holy Father Pope Pius XI has never ceased to inculcate, both verbally and by his writings, the words of St. Paul (1 Tim. 2:9-10), namely, ‘Women ... adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety ... and professing godliness with good works.’  Very often, when occasion arose, the same Supreme Pontiff condemned emphatically the immodest fashion of dress adopted by Catholic women and girls--which fashion not only offends the dignity of women and against her adornment, but conduces to the temporal ruin of the women and girls, and, what is still worse, to their eternal ruin, miserably dragging down others in their fall. It is not surprising, therefore, that all Bishops and other ordinaries, as is the duty of ministers of Christ, should in their own dioceses have unanimously opposed their depraved licentiousness and promiscuity of manners, often bearing with fortitude the derision and mockery leveled against them for this cause.”

 

From the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops of Brazil:

“Let the priests forcefully insist that women wear clothing which expresses modesty ...
     “Let women, at all times, but especially, as the Apostle Saint Paul teaches, when they are in church, dress with modesty. If they should dare to enter the church immodestly dressed, let them, as Canon Law commands (Canon 1262, par. 2), be judiciously put out and prevented from assisting at any function whatsoever.
     “Let those who are going to receive Holy Communion be decently dressed. Women whose heads are not covered and who are improperly dressed are to be excluded from the Sacrament, as Canon Law directs (Canons 855 & 1262, par. 2).”
St. Padre Pio, the stigmatist priest, who bore the bleeding wounds of Christ on his own body from 1918 until his death in 1968, refused to grant absolution to any woman who did not wear her skirt well below the knee.  He also insisted that women do not wear slacks. (Verified by mail at Padre Pio’s monastery.  Address: Rev. J. P. Martin, San Giovanni Rotondo 71013 FG Italy)

A General Pastoral Directive from 1915 reads: “Women must be decently dressed, especially when they go to church. The parish priest may, with due prudence, refuse them entrance to the church and access to the reception of the Sacraments, any and every time that they come to church immodestly dressed.”

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and one of the 32 doctors of the Church, said the following regarding women who dress immodestly:   
"You carry your snare everywhere and spread your net in all places.  You allege that you never invited others to sin.  You did not indeed by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment.  And much more effectively than you could by your voice.  When you have made another sin in his heart, how can you be innocent?  Tell me whom does this world condemn?  Whom do the judges in court punish?  Those who drink poison or those who prepare it and administer the fatal potion?  You are more criminal than those who poison the body.  You have given the death-dealing drink.  You murder not the body but the soul, and it is not to enemies do you do this nor are you urged on by any imaginary necessity nor provoked by injury.  But you do it out of foolish vanity and pride."  
Unfortunately, today's attire seems to have almost no boundaries. It is a disgrace for Christian women to expose their bodies, which are the temples of the Holy Ghost after baptism. A women who dresses immodestly commits a double sin:  
“You women who profane your bodies have been led by satan to soul destruction.  You expose your bodies not knowing the evil that comes into the minds of the beholder.  Therefore, your sin is twofold for you have led another to fall into sin!”

The Bible tells us: “Know you not that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God: and you are not your own? For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)  Immodest dress is an offense to God and does not glorify God, but rather reduces the Christian woman to an object of lust and mocks the laws of God. Modesty in dress, on the other hand, helps safeguard the virtue of purity and is demanded by the moral law of God.  St. Cyprian writes: 
"Nothing so delights the faithful soul as the healthy consciousness of an unstained modesty. To have vanquished pleasure is the greatest pleasure; nor is there any greater victory than that which is gained over one's desires."  


Related:
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/10/modesty-why-should-i-have-to-dress.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2015/09/former-fashion-model-modesty-is-about.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-path-to-hell-vanity-indecency.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2017/03/modesty-are-you-modest-in-sight-of-god.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2015/05/modesty-in-dress-love-of-god.html

 

Maria Cahill, "Modesty In The Modern World" 

          Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”   
Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”
SOURCE

The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious
I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.
Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”


Many analysts, even in the liberty movement, quickly adopted this theory without question. Why? Because of a core assumption that is simply false; the assumption that the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain the U.S. economy at all costs or at least maintain the illusion that the economy is stable. They assume that the U.S. economy is indispensable to the globalists and that the U.S. dollar is an unassailable tool in their arsenal. Therefore, the Fed would never deliberately undermine the American fiscal structure because without it “they lose their golden goose.”
This is, of course, foolish nonsense.
Since its initial inception from 1913-1916, the Federal Reserve has been responsible for the loss of 98% of the dollar’s buying power. Idiot analysts in the mainstream argue that this statistic is not as bad as it seems because “people have been collecting interest” on their cash while the dollar’s value has been dropping, and this somehow negates or outweighs any losses in purchasing power. These guys are so dumb they don’t even realize the underlying black hole in their own argument.
IF someone put their savings into an account or into treasury bonds and earned interest from the moment the Fed began quickly undermining dollar value way back in 1959, then yes, they MIGHT have offset the loss by collecting interest. However, this argument, insanely, forgets to take into account the many millions of people who were born long after the Fed began its devaluation program. What about the “savers” born in 1980, or 1990? They didn’t have the opportunity to collect interest to offset the losses already created by the Fed. They were born into an economy where saving is inherently more difficult because a person must work much harder to save the same amount of capital that their parents saved, not to mention purchase the same items their parents enjoyed, such as a home or a car.
Over the decades, the Fed has made it nearly impossible for households with one wage earner to support a family. Today, men and women who should be in the prime of their careers and starting families are for the first time in 130 years more likely to be living at home with their parents than any other living arrangement.
People are more likely to be living with their parents now than back during time periods in which young people actually wanted to stay close to their parents to take care of them. That is to say, most young people are stuck at home because they can’t afford to do anything else, not because they necessarily want to be there.
This is almost entirely a symptom of central bank devaluation of the currency and its purchasing potential. The degradation of the American wage earner since the Fed fiat machine began killing the greenback is clear as day.
The Fed is also responsible for almost every single major economic downturn since it was established. As I have noted in the past, Ben Bernanke openly admitted that the Fed was the root cause of the prolonged economic carnage during the Great Depression on Nov. 8, 2002, in a speech given at “A Conference to Honor Milton Friedman … On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday:”
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Bernanke is referring in part to the Fed’s program of raising interest rates into an economic downturn, exacerbating the situation in the early 1930’s and making the system highly unstable. He lies and says the Fed “won’t do it again;” they are doing it RIGHT NOW.
The Fed was the core instigator behind the credit and derivatives bubble that led to the crash in 2008, a crash that has caused depression-like conditions in America that we are still to this day dealing with. Through artificially low interest rates and in partnership with sectors of government, poor lending standards were highly incentivised and a massive debt trap was created. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan publicly admitted in an interview that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.”
Yet again, a Fed chairman admits that they either knew about or caused a major financial crisis. So we are left two possible conclusions — they were too stupid to speak up and intervene, or, they wanted these disasters to occur.
Today, we are faced with two more brewing bubble catastrophes engineered by the Fed: The stock market bubble and the dollar/treasury bond bubble.
The stock market bubble is rather obvious and openly admitted at this point. As the former head of the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Richard Fisher, admitted in an interview with CNBC, the U.S. central bank in particular has made its business the manipulation of the stock market to the upside since 2009:
“What the Fed did — and I was part of that group — is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally, starting in 2009.
It’s sort of what I call the “reverse Whimpy factor” — give me two hamburgers today for one tomorrow.”
Fisher went on to hint at his very reserved view of the impending danger:
“I was warning my colleagues, Don’t go wobbly if we have a 10 to 20 percent correction at some point… Everybody you talk to… has been warning that these markets are heavily priced.” [In reference to interest rate hikes]
The Fed “front-loaded” the incredible bull market rally through various methods, but one of the key tools was the use of near-zero interest rate overnight loans from the central bank, which corporations around the world have been exploiting since the 2008 crash to fund stock buybacks and pump up the value of stock markets. As noted by Edward Swanson, author of a study from Texas A&M on stock buybacks used to offset poor fundamentals:
“We can’t say for sure what would have happened without the repurchase, but it really looks like the stock would have kept going down because of the decline in fundamentals… these repurchases seem to hold up the stock price.”
In the initial TARP audit, an audit that was limited and never again duplicated, it was revealed that corporations had absorbed trillions in overnight loans from the Fed. It was at this time that stock buybacks became the go-to method to artificially prop up equities values.
The problem is, just like they did at the start of the Great Depression, the central bank is once again raising interest rates into a declining economy. This means that all those no-cost loans used by corporations to buy back their own stocks are now going to have a price tag attached. An interest rate of 1% might not seem like much to someone who borrows $1000, but what about for someone who borrows $1 Trillion? Yes, borrowing at ANY interest rate becomes impossible when you need that much capital to prop up your stock. The loans have to be free, otherwise, there will be no loans.
Thus, we have to ask ourselves another question; is the Fed really ignorant enough to NOT know that raising rates will kill stock markets? They openly admit that they knew what they were doing when they inflated stock markets, so it seems to me that they would know how to deflate stock markets. Therefore, if they deliberately engineered the market rally with low interest rates, it follows that they are deliberately engineering a crash in markets using higher interest rates.
Mainstream economists and investment “experts” appear rather bewildered by the Federal Reserve’s exuberance on rate hikes. Many assumed that Janet Yellen would hint at a pullback from the hike schedule due to the considerable level of negative data on our fiscal structure released over the past six months. Yellen has done the opposite. In fact, Fed officials are now stating that equities and other assets appear to be “overvalued” and that markets have become complacent. This is a major reversal from the central bank’s attitude just two years ago. The fundamental data has always been negative ever since the credit crisis began. So what has really changed?
Well, Donald Trump, the sacrificial scapegoat, is now in the White House, and, central bank stimulus has a shelf life.  They can’t prop up equities for much longer even if they wanted to. The fundamentals will always catch up with the fiat illusion. No nation in history has ever been able to print its way to prosperity or even recovery. The time is now for the Fed to pull the plug and lay blame in the lap of their mortal enemy – conservatives and sovereignty champions. They will ignore all financial reality and continue to hike. This is a guarantee.
In the Liberty Movement the major misconception is that the Fed is attempting to “catch up” to the next crash by raising interest rates so that they will be ready to stimulate again. There is no catching up to this situation. The Fed has no interest in saving stock markets or the economy. Again, the fed has raised rates before into fiscal decline (during the Great Depression), and the result was a prolonged crisis. They know exactly what they are doing.
What does the Fed gain from this sabotage? Total centralization. For example, before the Great Depression there used to be thousands of smaller private and localized banks in America. After the Great Depression most of those banks were either destroyed or absorbed by elite banking conglomerates. Banking in the U.S. immediately became a fully centralized monopoly by the majors. In a decade, they were able to remove all local competition and redundancy, making communities utterly beholden to their credit system.
The 2008 crash allowed the banking elites to introduce vast stimulus measures requiring unaccountable fiat money creation. Rather than saving America from crisis, they have expanded the crisis to the point that it will soon threaten the world reserve status of our currency. The Fed in particular has set the U.S. up not just for a financial depression, but for a full spectrum calamity which will include a considerable devaluation (yet again) of our currency’s value and resulting in extreme price inflation in necessities.
The next phase of this collapse will include the end of the dollar as we know it, making way for a new global currency system that uses the IMF’s SDR basket as a foundation. This plan is openly admitted in the elitist run magazine ‘The Economist’ in an article entitled “Get Ready For A Global Currency By 2018.
It is important to understand what the Fed actually is — the Fed is a weapon. It is a weapon used by globalists to destroy the American system at a given point in time in order to clear the way for a new single world economy controlled by a single managerial entity (most likely the IMF or BIS). This is the Fed’s purpose. The central bank is not here to save the U.S. from harm, it is here to make sure the U.S. falls in a particular manner — a controlled demolition of our fiscal structure.


The US Is Becoming A 3rd World Nation As The Economy Breaks Down: Paul Craig Roberts

 



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          Comentariu la Kovacs Irina, adjunctul Inspectoratului Şcolar, secretar de stat în Ministerul Educaţiei de Anonim   
A nu se trece cu vederea ca în anul școlar 2015 - 2016 a convocat directorii de scoli să-i amenințe cu destituirea ca nu se încadrau în costul standard, obligându-i sa reducă personal,măsura care a fost luata de unii directori fricoși. Acum doamna cu pricina are ocazia sa se bata pentru 6% din pib pentru educatie. Ca salariat al ISJ nu a excelat în nimic. Sa nu greșesc a gestionat,, laptele și cornul,, _Fără modificări.
          The Website Launch Checklist – 15 Essential Checks Before You Go Live   

   

Your website is designed, the CMS works, content has been added and the client is happy. It’s time to take the website live. Or is it? When launching a website, you can often forget a number of things in your eagerness to make it live, so it’s useful to have a checklist to look through as you make your final touches and before you announce your website to the world. [Content Care Dec/15/2016]

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This article reviews some important and necessary checks that web-sites should be checked against before the official launch — little details are often forgotten or ignored, but – if done in time – may sum up to an overall greater user experience and avoid unnecessary costs after the official site release.

A favicon brands the tab or window in which your website is open in the user’s browser. It is also saved with the bookmark so that users can easily identify pages from your website. Some browsers pick up the favicon if you save it in your root directory as favicon.ico, but to be sure it’s picked up all the time, include the following in your head.

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          BYKI Irish iPhone App   

BYKI French was one of the first iPhone apps I bought - when the Irish app came out, I bought it straight away. BYKI's online software which has been around since about the early 90s. The BYKI website promises you'll be able to 'learn <a language> fast, know it forever' using their system. If only Big Smile

DIALECT

The BYKI Irish app aims to teach you 1000 words and phrases. I'm not an expert on identifying dialects - I can only say it's not Ulster - e.g. 'Dia duit' is pronounced 'Jee-ah Guh-widge' not 'Jee-ah Ditch' as you'd more commonly hear in Ulster. You'll learn 'Conas atá tú?' for 'How are you?' instead of our more common 'Cad é mar ata tú?'

HOW IT WORKS

BYKI teach with their 3 step process, which involves:

1 Look through flashcards with images and text.

2 Test yourself - look at the Irish and see if you can get the English

3 Test yourself - look at the English and see if you can get the Irish

4 QUIZ

Yes. It's actually a four-step process. They must think that three steps sounds better than four!

In step one you see the text, an image and hear the Irish spoken. Steps 2 and 3 show you the Irish/English and you tap to reveal the answer, telling the app whether or not you got it correct.

Finally, there's the quiz. I use this as a test quite often - I go straight to the quiz to see how I do. If I'm awful, I'll do the set from scratch. If I'm 100%, I'll mark the list off as learned. I also use this to quick revise lists I learned a while back.

Problem 1 - the lists

BYKI's language lists are frustrating. You only get to download a maximum of 91 lists - with about 10 words in each. That's sort of fine, I guess, except that there's no real reason for this limit. And the lists are not always grouped the way I would group words - e.g. You might be asked to learn 'go raibh maith agat' in the 'at the bank' list. It's not that I might not want to say 'go raibh maith agat' at the bank - it's just that I'd rather learn that word in a list of 'polite stuff' and learn another money word or phrase in the bank list. You can't really tell what you'll get in a list.

Problem 2 - Learning what you already know

You can't delete words you know and keep words you don't. So if there's a list of 10 words and you already know 'dia duit' and 'slán', you'll still have to sit through repeated exposure to 'dia duit' and 'slán' when you'd rather be pushing your brain with new stuff. EVERY app I've used has this problem, so it's not a big BYKI failure - but still - being bored when learning is death to the retention process.

Other useful features on BYKI French
Twitter search

Real-time Twitter search of words and phrases from within Byki for iPhone. I loved this feature in BYKI for French - it's so interesting to get random real-life usage of French phrases. Doesn't work so well for Irish - even obvious words like 'slán' frequently don't have results. Guess we all need to tweet more as Gaeilge!

Download User Language Lists

I know you can donwload lists from over 5,000 user-created lessons, but this feature never seemed to work for me - kept crashing and I gave up. Perhaps it's more stable now, but you've still got the problem of figuring out which of the 5,000 lists are any good. Would be better if BYKI would either create new lists for us to download, or star extra-good or popular lists from the user-generated lists.

Extend your app with BYKI deluxe

If you buy BYKI deluxe (currently about £35) you can create your own language lists and download them to your phone. There's a free trial for this - and it's a similar feature to Mental Case, which I'll be reviewing later. Great feature, I guess, if you've the time to sit and make your own lists. I certainly don't.

Neat controls

BYKI offer great settings control - you can turn off the English voice that so irritates a lot of users, so you just hear the target language. You can change the scores, either to mark off word sets you know and don't need to learn, or to cheat and make yourself feel better. You can change the quiz settings from Irish-English and vice versa (I prefer the harder English-Irish setting).

Stats

It's got a nice little stats option, which will tell you how many sessions you've had, number of learned cards, number of learned lists and total time spent learning.

VERDICT?
I highly recommend BYKI as one of the best language apps I've found. It could do better, but few apps compare. It's well worth the money.
Costs: £4.99 sterling

Want to try BYKI before you buy? I can't find a 'lite' BYKI Irish app, but I found 15 BYKI languages - a free app that introduces you to different languages using the BYKI system.

Anyone else tried BYKI and liked it?


          CD / MP3 for the Car   

Does anyone know of anything good that can be used in the car and doesn't cost a fortune? 

I used to use 1 Minute Irish and it was brilliant, but only 10 lessons.


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          Acosol firma un convenio para garantizar el suministro de agua a Ojén y zonas de Marbella   

La presidenta de la Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental y de Acosol, Margarita del Cid; el alcalde del municipio malagueño de Ojén, José Antonio Gómez; el consejero delegado de Acosol, Manuel Cardeña, y el representante de la promotora Palo Alto, Matías Villarroel, han firmado un convenio por el que "se garantizará el suministro de agua al sur de Ojén y a las zonas de Marbella (Málaga) situadas en la parte noreste de la autopista AP-7".


          Acosol firma un convenio para garantizar el suministro de agua a Ojén y zonas de Marbella   

La presidenta de la Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental y de Acosol, Margarita del Cid; el alcalde del municipio malagueño de Ojén, José Antonio Gómez; el consejero delegado de Acosol, Manuel Cardeña, y el representante de la promotora Palo Alto, Matías Villarroel, han firmado un convenio por el que "se garantizará el suministro de agua al sur de Ojén y a las zonas de Marbella (Málaga) situadas en la parte noreste de la autopista AP-7".


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          Comment on Something smells about council’s Surrey Street party flop by croydonres   
How profoundly depressing, this sad, dismal non-event. If Cllr Mark Watson had genuinely engaged the traders and customers from the beginning, and got the designers to genuinely engage them too, there could have been a genuine enthusiiasm for a celebration of reopening. As it is, what a waste of an opportunity. A failure of an event. Like the Bike event. Not supported by the public. Pretty feeble. And both events must have cost a few bob to stage. When will Croydon Labour learn to listen to, engage and above all, respect the community, rather than impose things on them ? They need to be a bit humble, not arrogant. Perhaps they will do so, when it is too late, and the Tories are back in the ascendant. And by the way, why has a councilor run this particular project like a personal show?. Haven't we got any council officers left to do projects like this?
          7 Hombres y una Muchacha - Azcuy - 1968   
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          India launches new single nationwide tax amid confusion   
Shops and businesses have reopened in India amid confusion following the introduction of a new nationwide tax that will change the cost of nearly everything people buy, replacing a complicated mix of state and federal taxes.
          7/2/2017: NEWS: ‘Please let us stay in NZ’   

Leslie Smith and his daughter Courtney are desperate to stay in New Zealand but red tape, tragedy and an oversight look set to cost the pair their future here. Smith’s working visa and an interim visa have expired and he is waiting to hear if an...
          7/2/2017: SPORT: Goal-kicking costs Jaguares   

The Kings claimed their fifth victory of the Super Rugby campaign after edging the Jaguares 31-30 at Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires yesterday. Makazole Mapimpi crossed twice while Luzuko Vulindlu and Wandile Mjekevu also scored tries, with Lionel...
          7/2/2017: TRAVEL LIGHT: TAKE EXTRA CARE   
Travelling abroad with young children can be challenging at the best of times. Even if you have a brood of the most well-behaved children in tow, there’s always the risk that something may go wrong — an accident, an illness, a costly mistake that will...
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          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Creating Seven-Figure Profits in a Recession   
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          7/2/2017: Front Page: 20 Costly creature comfort   

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          Nuclear Energy: Threat or Opportunity?   
If nuclear is not to be part of the energy solution of the future, then there will be other costs/risks to bear, some of which could be very dramatic. And here's why.
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          Fusión de Servired, 4B y Euro 6000: así será el monopolio de los cajeros automáticos   

Cajero automático

La medida llevaba gestándose más de un año: las tres grandes redes españolas de cajeros automáticos (Servired, 4B y Euro 6000) se fusionarán en una única entidad que ejercerá un monopolio prácticamente total en el servicio de retirada de efectivo. Servired, la mayor de las tres, controlará el 66% de la nueva sociedad.

Esta operación no es sorprendente: en buena parte de Europa los cajeros están operados por monopolios nacionales participados por el sector bancario local. La red alemana Girocard o la francesa Carte Bleue llevan décadas controlando la práctica totalidad de los terminales en sus respectivos países. En Holanda, donde los pagos con tarjeta ya superan a los realizados en efectivo, los grandes bancos se plantean no solo integrar la red sino ceder los cajeros a una entidad conjunta con una marca única. España se suma ahora a esta tendencia.

La empresa resultante operará casi 64.000 cajeros y tendrá 72 millones de tarjetas de crédito y débito en circulación. Los mayores accionistas serán los tres grandes bancos del país: Santander (con el Popular), BBVA y CaixaBank; que también son los que aportan mayor número de cajeros, tarjetas y clientes al conglomerado. ¿Qué consecuencias tendrá el monopolio de los cajeros para los usuarios?

La guerra de los cajeros está aquí para quedarse

La gran ventaja técnica de las redes de cajeros es que permiten realizar operaciones a clientes de todas las entidades participantes, al margen de la retirada de efectivo (por ejemplo consultas de saldo, recargas y similares). Además, la mayoría de redes ofrecen ventajas comerciales: los clientes de todos los bancos asociados pueden retirar dinero gratis (o por una comisión ínfima) en toda la red. En España también sucedía esto: los clientes de cualquier banco asociado a 4B, por ejemplo, podían sacar dinero gratis en cualquier terminal 4B. Hasta que comenzó la guerra de los cajeros.

A finales de 2015, los tres grandes de la banca española decidieron unilateralmente acabar con las ventajas para clientes de entidades asociadas a sus redes de cajeros. Comenzaron a cobrar 2 euros por transacción a clientes de otros bancos, independientemente de la red a la que pertenecieran. Se acababa así la razón de ser de Servired, 4B y Euro 6000 desde el punto de vista comercial.

Nada parece indicar que la política de comisiones en los cajeros vaya a cambiar tras la fusión

Nada parece indicar que la política basada en cobrar a clientes de otros bancos vaya a cambiar tras la fusión. Las entidades con menos cajeros se verán obligadas a mantener acuerdos con otras mayores –o de ofrecer alternativas como el cashback– si quieren que sus clientes puedan retirar efectivo gratuitamente.

¿Habrá ventajas para los consumidores?

Con la integración de las tres redes, se simplifican los pagos con tarjeta en España. El coste real de las transacciones se reducirá, al eliminarse la necesidad de interconectar distintas redes (por ejemplo, para pagar con una tarjeta Servired en una tienda cuyo TPV está conectado a Euro 6000). Pero está por ver si esta bajada repercutirá en las comisiones que deben pagar los comercios, una de las principales razones por las que muchos aún son reacios a aceptar este método de pago.

Cardpayment Pago con tarjeta

En cuanto a los cajeros automáticos, al estar todos conectados a la misma red, aumentarán las posibilidades de realizar operaciones (al margen de retiradas de efectivo) independientemente de la entidad a la que pertenezca la tarjeta. Y aunque en principio los grandes bancos no vayan a cambiar su política de cobrar a clientes de otras entidades, cabría la posibilidad de que las autoridades de la competencia decidan rebajar las tarifas máximas (actualmente 2 euros por transacción) para autorizar la fusión.

De momento, todo son conjeturas. Está por ver hasta qué punto la integración de todos los cajeros reduce las comisiones para pequeños comercios y clientes individuales. Lo que sí está claro es que la banca española reducirá costes con esta fusión, y que el nuevo conglomerado será uno de los mayores operadores de cajeros y tarjetas de la Unión Europea.

En El Blog Salmón | Las transferencias bancarias instantáneas llegan para toda Europa: así es el TIPS


          How to Build a Simple Outhouse   
How-to-build-an-outhouseThis step by step woodworking project is about how to build a simple outhouse. I have built this simple and temporarily outhouse for my countryside property. This is super easy to build and it cost me under $150 to make. I built this project in about one week, but I only worked a few hours a day. This is Episode 3 of a long series of projects I plan to build for this property, so feel free to come back to see the progress. See the rest of the countryside projects HERE. This project only requires common materials and super basic
          Estimator - Mechanical - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Help in maintaining estimate records for data and historical retention. Prepare cost estimates for mechanical (structural steel, equipment setting and piping)...
From Caliber Services, LP - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:07:15 GMT - View all Clute, TX jobs
          Estimating Manager - Mechanical - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Help in maintaining estimate records for data and historical retention. Prepare cost estimates for mechanical (structural steel, equipment setting and piping)...
From Caliber Services, LP - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:04:28 GMT - View all Clute, TX jobs
          Project Controls/Insulation - Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services - Lusby, MD   
Knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems....
From Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:40:16 GMT - View all Lusby, MD jobs
           Bradford City in talks to sign AFC Wimbledon's Jake Reeves    
Bradford City are in talks to sign Wimbledon midfielder Jake Reeves. The 24-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate is expected to cost around £140,000.
          Restaurante no Tatuapé com cozinha de inspiração brasileira tem prato a R$ 29   
Quibebe, a receita de abóbora, feita um purê, e farinha de milho, dá nome a essa casa, no Tatuapé. Ele pode aparecer no pequeno cardápio, que muda a cada 15 dias, com costelinha de porco, por exemplo. Leia mais (07/01/2017 - 14h00)
           BMW to make Mini electric car plant decision by end-September    
By Costas PitasCHICHESTER, England, July 1 (Reuters) - BMW will decide whether to build its new electric Mini car in Britain or elsewhere by the end of...
          Carpenters - FWS Group - Saskatchewan   
Supervise labourers and resources as required for a specific task. To ensure all assigned carpentry tasks are completed in a timely and cost effective manner...
From FWS Group - Tue, 30 May 2017 23:42:26 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          Carpenters - FWS Group - Manitoba   
Supervise labourers and resources as required for a specific task. To ensure all assigned carpentry tasks are completed in a timely and cost effective manner...
From FWS Group - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:38:34 GMT - View all Manitoba jobs
          Making good on the apprenticeship promise will require major investment in states   

Apprenticeships are all the rage. President Trump recently announced a doubling of federal funding for apprenticeship programs to $200 million in his next budget. This follows an investment by President Obama of $50 million in the outgoing months of his administration. In fact, this follows a major rewrite of the federal legislation governing job training in 2014. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) calls for a much greater level of coordination among workforce programs.

President Trump correctly noted that the organizational framework surrounding workforce development still needs some work, but this criticism is too simplistic. States have made major strides in recent years to improve the coordination of workforce development, and some have promoted apprenticeships as a part of the effort. The WIOA legislation made a requirement for workforce plans at the state level and some states have plans to expand apprenticeships. Many states have invested state tax revenue in apprenticeships and other mechanisms to strengthen training for youth.

Ohio, for instance, has recently taken critical steps to link apprenticeship programs to young people’s educational experiences. These include: 1) expanding linkages between high schools and state-recognized pre-apprenticeship programs through the College Credit Plus program, 2) developing an optional state recognized pre-apprenticeship pathway for students in regular career and technical programs, and, 3) expanding registered apprenticeships utilizing the state community college system, particularly for non-traditional apprentice occupations and under-represented populations.[1]

The point here is that apprenticeship programs are—not to mince words—boutique programs. A program that trains roughly 3,000 new apprentices a year in 2010 in Ohio cannot make a major dent in the labor demands for the state as a whole. In a study of ten states, only 35,000 students annually start apprenticeship programs. Ohio has over 5.8 million people working and has an unemployment rate of below 5 percent. There is great need for new entrants into the skilled trades. There are currently 7,500 jobs for “construction” alone and 700 for “welders” on OhioMeansJobs, the state online job posting system. In 2015, the combined output for all Ohio schools on an annual basis was only 654 welders. While it is projected to increase over time, the Ohio Education Research Center’s research shows that it can be very hard to meet the labor supply needs of growing firms with educational institutions.[2] All the more reason for the apprenticeship system to be improved.

Registered apprenticeship programs can be high quality. The best evidence indicates that the median annual earnings of completers of apprenticeships are over $60,000/year in the State of Washington, which works out to a median hourly wage of $37. In the ten-state study from 2012, the average difference in annual earnings for those in skilled professions was over $6,000 between those that did an apprenticeship and those that did not.  

Dr. Eric Hanushek recently suggested in an opinion piece that apprenticeships might not be the ideal education program for youth, and that young people need better general education. However, since the average age of apprentices is about 30 years old, apprenticeships are clearly serving a clientele that has tried other programs and had work experience and is looking for something new. An apprenticeship is still a great option for an adult seeking to support a family. And programs have gotten much better at linkages with community and technical colleges. In the future, they very well may be a real alternative for youth as well as 30-year-olds. But what I worry about in response to Dr. Hanushek’s work is that we throw out a good training system just because it doesn’t teach general skills as well as a good suburban high school.  

In addition to being small in comparison to the demand, apprenticeships are devilishly hard to scale up. An apprenticeship is a complex system of industrial relations, including an educational component (often at a community college), a trade union supervising the curriculum and training, and employers working on the practicum part of apprenticeships. The reason they thrive historically in Germany has a lot to do with the interdependence between firms, unions, and educational institutions and the “Lander” or regional government. We should be very skeptical that we can transplant the form to the United States without major effort at research and development. 

Doing this right at the national level is not going to cost $200 million. If we take the estimates on the government costs from the 2012 study, it might be on average $1,000 per apprentice. For an apprenticeship system as big as, say, the community college system, we would need $170 million dollars just for Ohio. What happens if we really want to take on the problem and we give $1,000 per apprentice to a state the size of Texas or even California? Costs will vary among programs, so the real costs will be much greater. Clearly, President Trump will need to increase the overall budget for apprenticeships, as will states, if we really want to make a dent in the demand for skilled trades in the nation.

The nation would do well to take education for careers more seriously than it has in the past. The apprenticeship system is a major part of this potential source of training. However, taking it seriously requires dealing with a whole host of fiscal, educational, and social issues. I hope the states, including Ohio, are up for it.

Joshua D. Hawley is Associate Professor in the Glenn College and an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University.




[1] The State of Ohio has a new apprenticeship website: http://apprentice.ohio.gov/index.stm.

[2] We have built two tools for state government in Ohio to examine workforce supply. They are available at https://workforcesupply.chrr.ohio-state.edu/ and http://www.measures.workforce.ohio.gov/.

 


          Roger Waters - IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT?   

1. When We Were Young (1:39)
2. Déjà Vu (4:27)
3. The Last Refugee (4:12)
4. Picture That (6:47)
5. Broken Bones (4:57)
6. Is This the Life We Really Want? (5:55)
7. Bird in a Gale (5:31)
8. The Most Beautiful Girl (3:09)
9. Smell the Roses (5:15)
10. Wait for Her (4:56)
11. Oceans Apart (1:07)
12. Part of Me Died (3:14)

Tengo la mala costumbre, lo sé, de empezar ofreciendo excusas cada vez que analizo un álbum que no se ajusta exactamente al tono estilístico del blog, esto es, cada vez que el disco no tienda a lo instrumental, lo sinfónico o lo electrónico. Conociendo la mayor parte -que no la totalidad- de la obra en solitario de Roger Waters, no pensé que su nuevo álbum fuera a ir más allá de la mera noticia en lo que a su paso por este blog se refiere. Craso error, y los motivos entroncan directamente con lo que me gustaría comentar sobre el disco. Iremos por partes y no me perderé en la retórica.

Roger Waters (de Floydian Slip)

El caso es que Is This the Life We Really Want? ("¿Es esta la vida que realmente queremos?", 2017) es un álbum que surge de tres necesidades que parece tener su autor. La primera es la muy probable necesidad de tener material nuevo que presentar en directo, continuando con una larga racha en la que Waters se ha hecho de oro presentando versiones espectaculares de sus trabajos dentro de Pink Floyd, especialmente The Wall. La segunda necesidad viene del conocido compromiso del músico con numerosas causas pacifistas y anticapitalistas, cuando no directamente antisistema. El nuevo álbum es un desparrame de bilis contra el actual estado de las cosas en el mundo, nuestras vidas en exceso organizadas, nuestras convenciones burguesas y conservadoras. En mas de un momento, Waters no duda en usar lenguaje malsonante (Picture That) para expresar lo mucho que le gustaría echarse a la calle para tirar piedras a la autoridad, cuando no habla directamente (Déjà Vu) de lo mucho que le fastidia no tener ya edad para hacerlo.

Déjà Vu

Mencioné una tercera necesidad del músico para que exista este nuevo álbum, y a muchos no les gustará lo que van a leer. Creo que Roger Waters quería volver a sonar como Pink Floyd. Quería sonar como aquella banda, una de las más aclamadas de la historia, en aquellos tiempos en los que iban todos a una, antes de que todo saltara por los aires, en gran medida, a causa de las ansias de protagonismo de uno de sus miembros: el propio Waters. Las asperezas se han limado, y su excompañero y archienemigo David Gilmour ha llegado a cantar con él de nuevo por puro placer. Pelillos a la mar. Pero puede hacerse una lectura un tanto patética en los esfuerzos que hace este álbum por recrear u "homenajear" los ambientes de mitos como Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon o el propio The Wall (todo está cuajado de grabaciones de radio y TV y efectos sonoros). No vale decir que todo es cosa del productor Nigel Godrich (habitual de Radiohead y gurú del post-rock) y su gusto por aquellos años dorados hoy tan vintage, porque una figura de la talla de Waters siempre va a tener la última palabra en cada portada que firme.

Smell the Roses

Especialmente dolorosos son los momentos en los que los solos de guitarra eléctrica quieren y no no pueden sonar como los de Gilmour, y sobre todo los fragmentos en los que los arreglos de teclado quieren y no pueden sonar como los del añorado Rick Wright. Recordemos que el mítico teclista fue literalmente expulsado de la banda y sustituido por una orquesta en The Final Cut porque, según Waters, no era lo bastante bueno para hacer lo que él quería. Is This the Life We Really Want? es el intento desesperado y no muy afortunado de Roger Waters por volver a un pasado ya irrecuperable, un Pink Floyd sin Pink y sin Floyd.

Diseño de la edición en vinilo.

Esto no significa que no recomiende el álbum, porque los aficionados al progresivo y a los Pink Floyd clásicos con menos remilgos disfrutarán como enanos. Por este motivo he querido comentar el álbum en el blog. A esto me refería al principio. Hay un gran trabajo de producción detrás de cada tema (Bird in a Gale es todo un despliegue cósmico), y Waters se ha currado tanto las letras (me ha impresionado en especial el tema homónimo al álbum) como la interpretación, con esa peculiar voz suya de cantautor cazallero. El disco se escucha con mucho agrado pese a sus referencias fallidas, y siempre podrá esgrimirse en su defensa -como ya han hecho algunos críticos- aquello de que Waters ha querido demostrar que se siente cómodo con su pasado. Ya sea entendido como homenaje, autoafirmación o revival por razones comerciales, Is This the Life We Really Want? merece como poco un par de escuchas, aunque sea por el gusto de criticarlo.

          Technical difficulties with Photobucket   
Out of the blue, you'll notice the sidebar photos and ads on my blog are now gone. Instead, we see an ominous sign:


In the past, I believe we paid something like $9.99/year -- that's ten bucks per year -- to Photobucket (an image storage site) to maintain and store the photos used on this blog. But hey, maybe we missed an overdue notice and we owed them their $9.99....?

So Don hopped over to Photobucket and learned it would now cost us $399 per year -- that's FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS PER YEAR -- to store photos.

The amazing thing is this came literally out of the blue. All over the internet, people are furious that their photos have suddenly disappeared and are being held hostage by a company that now demands -- with no prior warning whatever -- a ransom of $400 to restore the photos.

PC Magazine noted:
Embedding images on a website or in a forum post is a very common practice, with those images usually living on one of the many well-known image hosting websites. One such host is Photobucket, but a recent change to its subscription tiers means many millions of images across the Internet are no longer going to load outside of Photobucket's own site.

The key feature of a Photobucket account we're talking about here is called "3rd Party Hosting." It allows you to embed images from Photobucket in another location on the Internet, e.g. in a forum post or on a website.

As Norvic Philatelics discovered, Photobucket changed its terms and conditions and removed the 3rd Party Hosting feature from the lower subscription tiers. If you want to continue using that feature then a Photobucket Plus 500 subscription is required. It costs $39.99 per month or $399 per year.

The worst part of this debacle, according to Ghacks.net, is the fact Photobucket users were apparently given no warning of the change. The subscription features simply changed, and images stopped loading without explanation.
I don't have the slightest problem with companies needing to raise their rates to earn a profit. But as far as a business model designed to create bitter anger among its customers, I don't think they could have done any better.

Fortunately every single photo on my website -- as well as ads and ancillary images -- are stored separately, so I won't lose anything. But I'm furious at Photobucket for pulling this low-handed trick with no warning and no negotiation and no options.

Um, here's a little head's up to the Photobucket folks: You aren't the only image-storage service available. Bloggers and websites have other options.

We'll be looking at other image hosting sites, of course, but I believe I can speak for many others in the Blogosphere when I say this: Even if Photobucket realizes the errors of its ways and restores their services to everyone tomorrow, their image is now trashed. No one will touch them with a ten-foot pole.

So my apologies for the ridiculous look of the blog's front page. Meanwhile, if any tech gurus out there can recommend an image hosting service, I'm all ears.
          Ohio councilman: Maybe we should stop responding to repeat overdose calls   
Give Middletown Councilman Dan Picard full marks for administrative ingenuity, if nothing else. Facing rising costs from a erupting opioid crisis plaguing a US, & angry at repeat offenders, Picard offered an “outside a box” solution. Why not just let am die after three responses? All due respect to Remy & Reason, but this case […]
          Verano de Dragon Ball: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai   
Comenzamos nuestro repaso veraniego a los juegos de Goku.

Dragon Ball FighterZ fue uno de los grandes anuncios del E3 y ha hecho que muchos jugadores de todas las edades se motiven con este juego de lucha tan fiel a la serie de animación. Tras ver la impresionante recepción del anuncio y con muchos meses por delante hasta el lanzamiento, hemos decidido dedicar cada día de los meses de julio a recordar un juego importante basado en las aventuras de Goku. Desde el 1 de julio al 31 de agosto recordaremos 62 de los juegos más importantes basados en Dragon Ball y sus diferentes adaptaciones o secuelas.

Para quien quiera profundizar más en el tema, se acaba de poner a la venta Dragon Ball: Los videojuegos de una generación (Vol. 1), de la editorial STAR-T Magazine Books y escrito por el desarrollador de videojuegos David Jaumandreu, que abarca los juegos de 1986 a 1997.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (2002)


Aunque las aventuras de Goku y compañía nunca se fueron de nuestro lado y siempre han estado presentes en nuestras vidas de un modo u otro, lo cierto es que hubo una época en la que sufrimos una considerable sequía de juegos basados en la mítica obra de Akira Toriyama. Siendo más concretos, tuvieron que pasar la friolera de cinco años antes de que Bandai Namco volviera a apostar con fuerza por la licencia.



Curiosamente, pasamos de no tener ningún tipo de nuevo material jugable de Dragon Ball a recibir de golpe y porrazo tres juegos en 2002, marcando de este modo una nueva fiebre por el lanzamiento indiscriminado de Kame Hame Has entre el gran público. De estos tres, The Legacy of Goku, Legendary Super Warriors y Budokai, fue probablemente este último el que más culpa tuvo de poner otra vez de moda a estos icónicos saiyans.

No en vano, se lanzó inicialmente para PlayStation 2, una de las consolas más exitosas de todos los tiempos y la sobremesa que arrasaba por aquel entonces, y se trataba del que era sin duda el juego con mejores gráficos hasta la fecha jamás realizado basado en Dragon Ball.


Los modelados poligonales de los personajes no es que fueran ninguna maravilla, pero captaban perfectamente la esencia de cada uno de ellos, y el despliegue de efectos del que hacía gala el juego en cada una de sus batallas elevaban el espectáculo a unos niveles que nunca habíamos visto en un producto de la serie (y si encima lo comparábamos con el anterior título, Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, el salto era todavía mayor).

Pero, tal y como se suele decir, no todo eran gráficos, ya que el título resultó ser un entretenido juego de lucha tridimensional que si bien carecía de cierta profundidad, supo cómo hacernos pasar buenos ratos intercambiando golpes, técnicas y combos con nuestros amigos o contra la IA en su genial Modo Historia, gracias al cual pudimos revivir las sagas de los Saiyans, Namek y Cell con mucha fidelidad gracias a los vídeos generados por el propio motor gráfico que nos iban interconectando una pelea con otra, las cuales solían tener condiciones especiales para ajustarse más todavía a lo que pudimos ver en las viñetas y en la televisión.

Precisamente, es aquí donde encontramos uno de sus mayores contras: el juego solo llegaba hasta la saga de Cell, por lo que su plantilla de personajes se veía muy limitada por culpa de esto mismo, aunque se permitieron el "lujo" de incluir a Great Saiyaman como jugable. En total, 23 combatientes, una cifra que no estaba nada mal para lo que estábamos acostumbrados por aquel entonces, pero que se quedaría muy corta en pocos años.


En cuanto a su jugabilidad, cabe destacar el hecho de que contaba con un sistema personalizable de cápsulas, mediante el cual podíamos configurar las técnicas, transformaciones y mejoras con las que contarían nuestros personajes en el terreno de combate. Como el espacio para equiparnos cápsulas era limitado, teníamos que pensar muy bien qué cosas queríamos y cuáles preferíamos sacrificar.

El problema es que este sistema era demasiado restrictivo y nos obligaba a realizar combos concretos para poder realizar una técnica especial, de modo que, por ejemplo, no podíamos ejecutar un simple Kame Hame Ha si no impactábamos con una secuencia de golpes predeterminada previamente, lo que limitaba mucho nuestra creatividad durante los combates, dando como resultado unos combates que acababan cansando rápidamente por culpa del poco margen que nos daban para improvisar.


Por suerte para todos, la jugabilidad mejoraría sustancialmente con sus secuelas (algo que ya comentaremos en próximas entregas de este "Verano de Dragon Ball"), por lo que podemos concluir que se trató de un primer paso lo suficientemente decente y bueno como para devolver el interés general por Dragon Ball y alegrarnos la vida a toda su legión de fans.

Nota: Las imágenes pertenecen a la remasterización HD del juego.

Verano de Dragon Ball: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
          MOODY'S LOWERS AMERADA HESS'S UNSECURED DEBT RATING   
The Amerada Hess Corporation's senior unsecured debt rating was cut below investment grade by Moody's Investors Service, which cited concern over costs and the oil company's ability to meet production goals. About $4 billion in securities were aff...
          Commenti su R come Regole di Genitori In Corso   
Buonasera, in effetti non è facile essere genitori di un figlio adolescente…quel figlio che fino a qualche tempo fa sembrava quasi pendere dalle nostre labbra si allontana da noi, parla linguaggi quasi incomprensibili, fa cose che non riusciamo a capire e a spiegarci. Crescere purtroppo significa anche cercare di differenziarsi da noi e questa differenziazione a volte sembra prendere direzioni che non comprendiamo e che ci fanno preoccupare e soffrire…tutto questo per dire che sento molto la sua sofferenza come genitore e come padre. Forse la cosa migliore da fare è cercare di capire come mai vi ha nascosto quel 5 in matematica, forse se ne vergognava, forse aveva paura di una punizione, forse aveva paura di deludervi.. o forse, solo vostro figlio vi potrebbe spiegare il perché. Potrebbe essere utile parlare con lui in un momento di tranquillità e cercare di fargli capire cosa provate e la vostra preoccupazione perlui. Potreste anche provare a scrivergli un messaggio per provare a diventare parte di quel cellulare che sembra il prolungamento della sua mano… per provare a parlare linguaggi simili, avvicinandovi voi al suo mondo e chiedendo a lui di rimanere anche nel vostro… Federica Gamberale, psicoterapeuta, Genitori In Corso
          EL LABERINTO DE LOS VOTANTES   
EL LABERINTO DE LOS VOTANTES Calendar julio 1, 2017 | Posted by Malú Kikuchi Malú Kikuchi (30/6/2017) Se vienen las PASO, primarias abiertas simultáneas y “obligatorias”. Ley del 2009, N° 26.571 que se realizarán este año el 13 de agosto. En la provincia de Buenos Aires, que cuenta casi con el 40% del padrón nacional, se juega el partido más difícil para el gobierno. Estas primarias costarán $2.800 millones, y sólo serán una gran, exacta y carísima encuesta nacional. Las PASO serán primarias, serán abiertas, serán simultáneas, pero los “espacios” (ya no se puede hablar de partidos), se las han arreglado para que no sean “obligatorias”. Competir con los propios, los cercanos, los que comparten un espacio, pareciera ser una experiencia terrible que tienen que rechazar a como dé lugar. ¿Y la ley? Prefieren la lista única. En Argentina las leyes no están hechas para ser cumplidas, empezando por los precandidatos a formar parte de las cámaras de diputados y senadores nacionales. Ellos serán los responsables a futuro, de proyectar, promover y tratar de que sus propuestas sean aprobadas por la mayoría, y que estas se conviertan en leyes, que probablemente no cumplirán. *Laberinto, del griego y del latín: lugar formado por calles y encrucijadas complejas, para desorientar. Los votantes se encontrarán en un laberinto que no tiene nada que envidiarle al de Creta. No sólo no existirán las internas ya que los espacios presentan listas únicas, además, no es simple ubicarlos ideológicamente. No es fácil seguir los cambios de partidos (espacios), se hace necesario un GPS. La madre de todas las batallas es la provincia de Buenos Aires. Cristina se presenta como precandidata a senadora de la misma, ende, hay que concentrarse en las listas de la provincia. Cambiemos, (Pro + UCR), precandidatos a senadores, Esteban Bullrich (PRO) y Gladys González (PRO, abogada, la responsable de que el “Caballo” Suárez esté preso). ¿Son lo suficientemente conocidos en la provincia? Unidad Ciudadana, Cristina Fernández (ex PJ, ex FPV) y Jorge Taiana (ex montonero, Movimiento Evita). Fuertes en el conurbano. Notas de color: en la lista de diputados, en el 5° lugar, Daniel Scioli. Fue candidato a la presidencia en 2015. En las listas no figuran los de La Cámpora. Cristina se muestra como la mejor alumna de Durán Barba, sigue sus estrategias. Cumplimos, Florencio Fandazzo (PJ, FPV, hoy heredero del PJ, sólo una cáscara vacía), con María Florencia Casamiquela (abogada, especializada en violencia de género). ¿Alguna chance? Un País, Sergio Massa (UCEDE, PJ, FPV, FR), con Margarita Stolbizer (UCR, GEN). Todo el 2016 y parte del 2017, juraron que tenían un acuerdo programático que no tenía nada que ver con un acuerdo electoral. ¡Qué rápido cambio de opinión! Libres del Sur de Humberto Tumini y Victoria Donda (que fue diputada por FPV), se separaron de Un País y no compiten en la provincia. Por inverosímil que parezca, los partidos de izquierda se suman. El Frente de Izquierda y Trabajadores proponen a Nicolás Del Caño y Néstor Pitrola. El Frete Popular y Social lleva como cabeza de lista a Víctor De Genaro y Lidia Bracera. Las izquierdas todas juntas, ¿qué porcentaje tendrán? Ante este laberíntico berenjenal, los votantes. El gobierno atacará la corrupción, las mentiras y el desastre económico que dejaron los 12 años y medio de los K. Cristina y Massa criticarán el modelo económico del gobierno. Randazzo deberá criticar a todos. ¿Ideas? ¿Propuestas factibles? ¿Qué, cómo y con qué harán lo que prometen? De eso no se habla. Decía *Leopoldo Marechal que “de los laberintos se sale por arriba”. Pero volar es difícil. También decía que “La Patria es un dolor clavado en el costado”. Desgraciadamente, cierto *Dédalo, arquitecto desterrado a Creta, construyó el laberinto donde se encerró al Minotauro, al que se le hacían sacrificios humanos. *Leopoldo Marechal 1900/1970, escritor argentino.
          Illustrar le storie: una chiacchierata con Daniela Iride Murgia   
Cara Daniela Iride Murgia, oggi mi sono seduta per terra, davanti a me quattro degli albi da te illustrati: A ritrovar le storie, con le parole di Annamaria Gozzi e Monica Morini, L’attesa, di cui sei autore e illustratore, naturalmente Una foglia, ultimo nato con le parole di Silvia Vecchini, pubblicati tutti e tre con Giuliana Fanti di edizionicorsare; e poi L’Inconnu, scritto da Luca Tortolini per Editions Notari, non ancora arrivato in Italia. Ho cominciato sistemandoli davanti a me in quadrato e poi ho sfogliato… Parlare dei propri libri è come denudarsi. Quando un libro è nato in carta e costola, non c’è nulla più che noi possiamo aggiungere. Noi e il nostro libro siamo come un paguro bernardo, in cerca ogni volta di una nuova casa: si vive nell’attesa della lettura altrui nuova e diversa. Ecco perché è importante lasciare spazi ampi e vuoti nelle tavole di un libro iconica, perché si riempia del senso nuovo che altri attribuiscono. Forse per questo le copertine hanno sempre uno spazio vuoto aperto alla riscrittura del lettore. Una foglia. Già dalla cover color bianco, senza quei bei fondi color di muro elegante con la tempera assorbita dal tempo dei tuoi precedenti […]
          Coleção de feltro Érica Catarina para Mewi Estampados   
Olá gente querida!
Este é um daqueles posts que me enche de orgulho e alegria! E que a gente suspira de amor! Eu divido esse carinho com todos vocês que fazem parte da minha história e caminhada. E agradeço muito por cada pessoa que passou aqui enriquecendo e representando cada momento. Gratidão por tudo!

A Mewi Estampados, é uma empresa inovadora do segmento de não-tecidos de alta qualidade e que eu já falei dela AQUI, lançou novas e maravilhosas coleções. E eu fui convidada para participar da coleção "Artesãs que amamos", criando as coleções Personagens e Clássicos by Érica Catarina com 33 estampas diferentes. É muita estampa bacana! E você pode aplicar em peças de decoração, utilitários, quartos de bebê, festas infantis, chá de bebê, batizados, lembrancinhas, porta-maternidade e muito mais...
Você que é artesã, que gosta de coisa bonita, fofura e preza sobretudo por um produto de qualidade, nitidez, cores e estampas que se parecem com as de tecido, vai amar todas as coleções. É para deixar a imaginação correr solta com tantas combinações de padrões que ficaram tão lindas.


Coleção Érica Catarina - Personagens:
Nessa coleção temos Raposa Floresta, Raposa, Petit Elefante, Petit Ursinho, Petit Coruja,  e Passarinho.
Feltro Raposa Floresta F. Verde e Raposa Floresta F. Cinza

Feltro Raposa F. Bege e Raposa F. Verde

Feltro Petit Elefante F. Branco e Petit Elefante F. Verde 

Feltro Petit Ursinho Vintage e Petit Ursinho Baby 
Feltro Petit Coruja F. Branco e Petit Coruja F. Bege 

Feltro Passarinho Coração 

Feltro Passarinho Escocês 

Feltro Passarinho Jardim 


Coleção Érica Catarina - Clássicos: 
Nessa coleção temos Listras, Lovely, Margarida, Poá e Floral Tulipa.

Feltro Listras Azul e Listras Vermelha  

Feltro Listras Rosa e Listras Hebal  


Feltro Lovely Rosa, Vermelho e Azul

Feltro Margarida Mini (Rosê, Azul, Amarelo)
  
Feltro Margarida (Rosa, Azul, Amarelo)


Feltro Poá Algodão Doce (Branco, Rosa, Azul)

Feltro Floral Tulipa F. Rosa e Floral Tulipa F. Azul

Feltro Floral Tulipa Vermelha e Floral Tulipa Vermelha F. Coral

Gostaram?
Vocês podem conhecer outras coleções no site Mewi Estampados:  

E garantir a compra de qualquer estampa no site da Bazar Horizonte:

Podem também encontrar outras lojas acessando o Facebook da Mewi Estampados.
https://www.facebook.com/mewi.estampados/

Por lá têm sempre atualizações de lojas a todo o momento.

Um abraço!
Obrigada a todos pelo carinho!
Desejo uma maravilhosa semana!

          MEWI – Linha de Feltros   
Oi gente querida! Como vocês estão?

Novidade boa é novidade compartilhada, né não?!

Que a gente AMA feltro todo mundo sabe e quando você recebe um pacote com feltros de “cair o queixo” literalmente de tão MA-RA-VI-LHO-SOS? 
Ahhhhh... quanta delicadeza e inovação!

A Mewi Estampados é uma empresa inovadora do segmento de não-tecidos de alta qualidade. E põe qualidade aí! Nós artesãos amamos uma novidade, principalmente se for feltro e feltro fofo e lindo. Eu quase surtei! Sério! Quero pra vida! Tá lindo demais!
 
Nos feltros que eu recebi, pude avaliar alguns pontos importantes:

Quanto a qualidade do feltro percebi um textura deliciosa, sensacional com gramatura  perfeita, maciez na medida certa, alta resistência, é fácil de costurar e não faz bolinhas. Isso tanto nas amostras dos estampados quanto nos feltros lisos.

As estampas estão maravilhosas, tanto na qualidade, nitidez, tamanho, quanto nos tons, pelo-amor-de-Deus, que cores lindas são essas! Creio que atenda as necessidades e expectativas de todas as artesãs que gostam de ver o bonito nos seus trabalhos. Lindo de ver, agradável ao toque, não repuxa e nem esgarça com facilidade! Isso faz uma tremenda diferença nos nossos trabalhos. Simplesmente divinos! Amei! Eu indico!
Esse feltro é super-hiper-mega-master-blaster-advanced-ultra-power-plus-muito lindo!

Agora vejam os lindos abaixo divididos em Chevron Provence, Cravo Provence, Floral Provence, Poá Provence, Floral Mini Provence, Confete e feltros lisos.

Para comprar os feltros, entre em contato com o site e facebook da Mewi para saber os lugares disponíveis on-line e no Brasil todo.


Site: http://www.mewi.com.br/site/


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mewiestampados/

Um cheiro!

          ACI Worldwide (ACIW) Is At $23.51 Formed Wedge, D-E Shaw ... - FlintDaily.com   

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          Filtran nuevos jerseys de Tigres   



Mientras el primer equipo se prepara en la Riviera Maya, en las redes sociales han comenzado a circular las posibles nuevas camisetas de Tigres de la UANL.

Tanto en Twitter como en Facebook se han destacado un par de fotografías con la nueva piel que utilizarían los felinos para disputar el Torneo Apertura 2017.

En la primera imagen se puede apreciar el modelo de local que no cambia mucho con respecto al visto en al diseño, saltando a la vista la presencia de una franja azul sobre el frente apareciendo esta misma tonalidad en las mangas y sobre los hombros.

Por su parte, la que sería la indumentaria de visita se presenta en un color mayormente azul siendo este complementado por un amarillo sobre los costados.

Ambas camisetas ya presentan el nuevo logo con las cinco estrellas.




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          Osorio pide más juegos de élite   



A un día del partido por el tercer lugar en la Copa Confederaciones ante Portugal, Juan Carlos Osorio destacó que México debe tener más duelos con equipos élite.

"Definitivamente el ser humano y el jugador mejora y aprende a través de la vivencia y se acostumbra a cualquier escenario a través de esa competencia. Lo que más necesitan nuestros jugadores ahora es esa competencia, para que a través de esa vivencia se acostumbren a jugar en estos escenarios", detalló hoy el colombiano en conferencia.

Osorio resaltó que, jugar ante rivales de la talla de Alemania, harán que en un futuro los elementos nacionales sepan lo que son este tipo de compromisos.

Otro detalle que resaltó el cafetalero es el poco tiempo que tuvo para trabajar con sus futbolistas desde que se concentraron hasta el día de su primer encuentro.

"Si tuviéramos el tiempo suficiente para entrenar seguramente que mejoraríamos en todos los comportamientos, porque consideramos que todos son entrenables".

México se medirá a los lusos este domingo por la mañana, esto después de ser eliminado en las semifinales al caer por marcador de 4-1 frente a Alemania.

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          La strage del ponte della Quarona, Biella   
La strage del Ponte della Pietà di Quarona

A Quarona, nel Biellese, esiste ancora oggi un modesto ponte di pietra grigia ad una sola arcata, detto della Pietà, quel ponte gronda sangue per quello che vi accadde sopra nel 1944 nell'ambito della Guerra Civile.
Su di esso furono uccisi due repubblichini e cinque partigiani vi furono impiccati, ma la strage più consistente e barbara per le modalità con cui avvenne fu quella di 21 militari della R.S.I. appartenenti alla 1° Legione Tagliamento.
Naturalmente questi morti come al solito non vengono ricordati dalle Istituzioni che si limita, per scelta convenzionale, a commemorare solo ed unicamente quelli cosiddetti buoni, cioè i partigiani indipendentemente da quello che fecero.
Quella notte , alle 2 del mattino, del 6 aprile del 1944, un automezzo pesante con a bordo un reparto di 20 repubblicani in assetto da guerra, si apprestò a attraversare il ponte, era una normale missione di ricognizione e ricerca, infatti qualcuno aveva segnalato la presenza di una banda di partigiani, in realtà era una imboscata e i fascisti ci caddero con tutte le scarpe. I partigiani avevano steso poco prima de ponte un cavo dell'alta tensione in attesa del mezzo militare, poi si appostarono con le armi in pugno nascosti dal buio della notte.
L'autista del camion si accorse troppo tardi del cavo dell'alta tensione, che era stato teso a mezzo metro da terra poco prima del ponte e quando il camion lo investì ci fu una gigantesca esplosione di scintille con i militari sul mezzo, attraversati dalla corrente e lanciati in aria come pupazzi mentre il camion rimbalzava indietro e si incendiava esplodendo mentre gli occupanti del mezzo venivano sbalzati tutto attorno.
Ma non era finita, i partigiani che avevano organizzato l'imboscata, uscirono dai ripari e senza pietà, finirono i pochi feriti a colpi di baionetta, fu un macello incredibile su uomini intontiti dalla scossa e devastati da gravi ustioni. Praticamente una barbarie inutile e un gesto vile.

          La decapitazione della Maestra Clerin, Carema, Aosta   
La maestra Clerin
Carema
( Aosta)


Carema è un piccolo centro della provincia di Torino, all'epoca dei fatti faceva parte della Provincia di Aosta, i suoi abitanti non hanno mai raggiunto il migliaio. Accanto ad esso scorre la Dora Baltea, siamo nel settembre del 1943, Mussolini è stato da poco liberato dai Tedeschi e la notizia è stata divulgata in tutta Italia. Alla periferia del paese, ci sono dei lavatoi usati dalle donne del luogo per lavare e sciacquare i panni, fra le donne, una ex insegnante, di cognome Clerin. La donna, settantenne, è sempre stata di idee fasciste e non lo hai mai nascosto, appena apprende della liberazione di Mussolini, esprime la sua gioia affermando che avrebbe dato la sua testa pur di rivedere Benito Mussolini. Qualcuno ascoltò questa frase e probabilmente la riferì ad alcuni ex prigionieri Slavi, fuggiti da un campo di prigionia, uomini duri e crudeli, i quali la notte fecero irruzione nella casa della famiglia della ex maestra, la prelevarono assieme al marito, Gaudenzio. Dopo averli portati in aperta campagna, uccisero l'uomo con un colpo di pistola alla nuca e bastonarono a morte la povera donna, dopodi chè la decapitarono.  

          la terribile storia di Giuseppe Caneva   



Giuseppe Caneva, era un Genovese di 30 anni, anzi un Voltrese, era impiegato come sorvegliante alla S. Giorgio, una antica azienda Genovese, che in quel periodo produceva strumenti di precisione per la Regia Marina Italiana, che venivano installati sul naviglio da guerra.
Caneva apparteneva alla 8° Compagnia Provinciale delle Camicie Nere, la famosa Aldo Resega. e aveva partecipato alla campagna di Russia con il 79° Battaglione Camice Nere.
Dopo l'8 settembre 1943, la S. Giorgio, venne trasferita a Seregno e Caneva come molti altri lavoratori si trasferisce nell'hinterland Milanese, lasciando la famiglia di origine a Genova. Poi la RSI cade e arriva dopo il 25 aprile 1945 una ventata di odio e di ferocia.
Quello che accade è ricostruito, parzialmente, anche grazie al racconto della nipote che a tutt'oggi porta dentro di sé il dolore per quello che accadde a Caneva come a tanti altri.
Una banda di partigiani comunisti, nel maggio del 45, di Sestri arriva a Seregno e lo preleva. Lungo la strada subisce sevizie di ogni tipo, quando arriva a Genova Sestri è devastato dalla tortura.
Una donna sua conoscente , una certa Filomena M. lo vede nelle carceri di Genova Voltri, e a fatica lo riconosce, . La donna racconta alla madre dello sventurato, che la giacca era lorda di sangue, il viso gonfio e tumefatto, inoltre un occhio gli era fuoriuscito dall'orbita e pendeva verso il basso.
Secondo alcune illazioni, i suoi boia, lo avrebbero portato all'interno di uno stabilimento siderurgico di Sestri Ponente, e qui come tanti altri, ne avrebbero gettato il cadavere all'interno dell'altoforno. In quel modo barbaro molti corpi di Repubblichini, sparirono senza lasciare alcuna traccia. Chi commise quelle atrocità tenne la bocca ben chiusa e niente di quello che accadde in quella fonderia, fu mai provato o documentato, ma in qualche trattoria della rossa Sestri, qualcuno con troppo vino in corpo, si vantò di come si facevano sparire le prove degli omicidi, dentro gli altoforni ma delle temperature che incenerivano qualsiasi sostanza organica.
La anziana madre di Giuseppe Caneva, si dovette accontentare di un certificato di morte presunta e non potè mai avere un luogo, dove posare un fiore o pregare per Giuseppe Caneva.

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          Gioacchino Agnarelli   

Gioacchino Agnarelli
1 maggio 1945
Savona
Sembrava una mattina come le altre, ma non lo era, alle 9 del 1° maggio del 1945, sul pontile di ferro arrugginito, dell'ILVA di Savona stava per avere luogo una delle tante esecuzioni sommarie, un gruppo di uomini armati in uniforme da partigiano, stava trascinando sino all'estremità del molo artificiale, un uomo alto e snello, con addosso una tuta da operaio, con dei sottili baffetti , le mani legate dietro la schiena.
All'estremità opposta del pontile c'era un pubblico composto da un centinaio di uomini, dal volto segnato dalla fatica, tutti operai dell'ILVA, erano tutti immobili ad osservare, terrorizzati, la scena brutale.
L'uomo nonostante fosse legato e violentemente spintonato dagli uomini armati, continuava a voltarsi verso gli spettatori muti, urlando con disperazione e chiedendo aiuto nella speranza che qualcuno di quegli operai, suoi compagni di reparto, facesse qualcosa, qualunque cosa, per aiutarlo, ma nessuno alzò un dito per tentare almeno di bloccare quello che stava per accadere.
I boia, raggiunta l'estremità del pontile lo allontanarono con forza da loro, spingendolo, gli puntarono i mitra contro e gli piantarono in corpo una dozzina di pallottole in rapida successione.
Colpito dalla sventagliata di raffiche il corpo cadde in mare, rimanendo a galleggiare a faccia in giù, sballottato dalle onde e nessuno cercò di recuperarlo, forse per paura .
Chi era lo sventurato, vittima dei carnefici partigiani ? Si trattava di Gioacchino Agnarelli, di 50 anni, caporeparto all'ILVA di Savona, e gli operai che avevano assistito al suo assassinio erano suoi compagni di lavoro, gente con cui egli aveva lavorato, gomito a gomito, sino a pochi giorni prima, e nessuno di loro aveva detto una sola parola in sua difesa lasciando che si compisse l'atto infame del suo omicidio.
Agnarelli era sì iscritto al Partito Fascista Repubblicano, ma nonostante la sua fede politica aveva nascosto dalla polizia politica repubblichina un partigiano, salvandolo dal plotone di esecuzione. Insomma Agnarelli era una persona moderata, ma all'interno dell'ambiente di lavoro qualcuno dei suoi colleghi lo odiava, in primis, in quanto caporeparto e poi come fascista, la solita vecchia storia di rancori mai sopiti e riesplosi dopo, nel momento migliore per poter compiere le proprie vendette.
Agnarelli, tuttavia, avendo la coscienza tranquilla, quando cade il Regime Fascista Repubblicano non scappa e neppure si nasconde.
All'indomani del 25 aprile 1945, due operai dell'ILVA, in divisa da partigiano lo vanno a prelevare e lo accompagnano al carcere di S. Agostino, dove erano detenuti molti fascisti in attesa di essere giudicati dai tribunali del popolo.
Qui è interrogato, ma nulla emerge a suo carico e la polizia ausiliaria partigiana è costretta, obtorto collo, a rilasciarlo. La moglie e il figlio tredicenne, lo vanno ad aspettare al rilascio, abbracciandolo con grande gioia.
Sono tutti convinti di aver scampato un grave pericolo ma non è così. Dopo appena due giorni i soliti noti pieni di rancore per la sua liberazione, ritornano a casa sua, nel centro storico di Savona e lo riprendono senza alcuna procedura o mandato, questa volta non si recano al carcere ma direttamente all'ILVA, sul vecchio pontile rugginoso e in disarmo, famigerato luogo di esecuzioni.
Qui Gioacchino Agnarelli sarà ucciso con la solita crudeltà. Il suo corpo crivellato dalle raffiche, verrà recuperato solo dopo cinque giorni, assieme ad altri corpi di persone ammazzate dai partigiani comunisti e tumulato in una grossolana cassa di ferro. Nel 1956, finalmente, le sue spoglie verranno sistemate dalla famiglia in una vera bara funebre.
Poco prima di assassinarlo, i suoi carnefici gli presero gli spiccioli che aveva in tasca, e gli sfilarono degli anelli che portava alle dita.

Gioacchino era un fumatore e nella tasca teneva un accendino, quasi per crudele ironia, quelli che lo uccisero riconsegnarono ai famigliari l'accendino, solo quello, forse perchè loro non fumavano.

          Miranda, Ippolito e Luigi Granara   
Miranda, Ippolito e Luigi Granara.
Sono passati quasi settanta anni da quando Miranda Crovetto in Granara (46 anni) la madre di Luigi e Ippolito Granara (14 e 8 anni) venivano assassinati presso il cimitero di Pegli con l'unica colpa di essere moglie e figli del gerarca Repubblichino Giovanni Granara tenente Colonnello della G.N.R..
La Procura della Repubblica di Genova nel 2012 f riaprì le indagini sul triplice omicidio avvenuto pochi giorni dopo la Liberazione. Maria Torricella, nipote di Giovanni e unica testimone ancora in vita, ricorda ancora oggi tutti i dettagli di quel terribile fatto.
È passato all’incirca un mese dal 25 aprile e a Genova un vento di follia spazza via tante vite . E chi, come la famiglia Granara, ha un parente ufficiale repubblichino, vive con grande paura ed estrema circospezione tutta la situazione. «Mio zio Giovanni era una persona per bene, nei giorni in cui si è consumata la tragedia si trovava a Salò, dove era andato per obbedienza verso un regime per il quale aveva prestato giuramento». Un grande senso del dovere lo aveva costretto ad abbandonare la sua famiglia in Liguria.
Intanto le esecuzioni sommarie si susseguono nel Genovese, Bruno Crovetto un semplice milite della Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana, viene preso, portato al famigerato Hotel Mediterranee e dopo un processo farsa fucilato. Miranda Granara dopo questa ultima esecuzione che colpisce la sua famiglia, abbandona la casa di Pegli, per rifugiarsi in centro, a casa di amici in via Giordano Bruno.
A cavallo tra maggio e giugno del 1945, la signora Granara viene però riconosciuta nei pressi del mercato di piazza Palermo e seguita fino all’abitazione, poi qualcuno fa la classica spiata alla polizia ausiliaria partigiana che in quei tempi spadroneggiava nel Nord Italia.
Subito una squadra di partigiani arriva e preleva la donna e pure i figli inconsapevoli, i tre vengono rinchiusi per quindici giorni nel comando locale dei partigiani, attuale sede della caserma dei Carabinieri di Pegli. «In quei giorni – prosegue il ricordo della nipote – tutta la famiglia era in pena ed in ansia per quei tre poveretti ingiustamente detenuti in una prigione partigiana. Ma la più empia azione riguardava i due minori che venivano trattati come due prigionieri adulti in spregio alla più elementare umanità, cosa ne sapevano due bimbi del fascismo o della Repubblica Sociale.
Mentre Miranda veniva interrogata a Villa Doria, con la consueta brutalità dalla polizia ausiliaria partigiana insieme ad altre persone arrestate, Caterina Granara, sorella di Giovanni, portava tutti i giorni da mangiare ai due poveri nipotini cercando di alleviare la durezza della detenzione. Dopo due settimane di reclusione vengono tutti e tre rilasciati, obbligati ad essere reperibili per i cinque giorni successivi. Ma non è finita ! Un giovanotto, non ancora diciottenne noto a Pegli per essere il figlio del gelataio della passeggiata, raggiunge Miranda e la invita a ripresentarsi al cospetto della polizia partigiana. La signora Crovetto, che ha ancora ben presenti le sofferenze e le brutalità subite nei precedenti giorni di isolamento, commette l' errore di farsi accompagnare dai figli, nonostante la sua anziana madre l'avesse sconsigliata. E' un errore di valutazione che costerà la vita anche i due giovani figli.
Qui inizia la cronaca annunciata di un triplice omicidio ricostruito attraverso l’autopsia e l'indagine scientifica del medico legale al momento del ritrovamento dei tre corpi in una fossa comune.
La stessa notte del 5 maggio 1945, Miranda e i due figli, Luigi e Ippolito, vengono fatti salire a forza su un’auto con destinazione cimitero di Sestri. Probabilmente una volta all’interno dell’auto, lontano da sguardi indiscreti con il mezzo in movimento , sono stati trucidati: al piccolo Ippolito è stata infilata in bocca la canna di una pistola e quindi qualcuno ha premuto il grilletto, il grande, Luigi e la madre con assassinati con due colpi esplosi alla nuca, quindi i corpi gettati nella stessa fossa e occultati.
«La notizia degli assassinii arrivò alla famiglia soltanto agli inizi di giugno. La polizia partigiana non fornì molti particolari anche perchè su una strage così inutile e fuori tempo massimo, non c'era nulla da dire da parte di un branco di assassini usi ad uccidere senza motivi validi ed apparenti, un unico particolare la dice lunga sulla qualità bestiale degli assassini : era stato ucciso anche Ippolito perché altrimenti sarebbe cresciuto con troppo odio nel cuore. Non si è mai riuscito a capire per quale motivo l’abbiano fatto». In pochi giorni una intera generazione famigliare è stata soppressa.
Neppure gli autori del plurimo omicidio sono mai stati resi noti, come dimostra appunto la riapertura successiva delle indagini.
Né Maria Torricella, la nipote e unica testimone oltre alla sua famiglia hanno mai ricevuto notizie e informazioni precise a riguardo: «L’unico volto noto è quello del giovane figlio del gelataio, di cui non si sa neppure se abbia avuto qualche altro ruolo oltre a quello di convocare MIranda prima dell’assassinio».
Ippolito era solo un bimbo di appena 8 anni, innocente di qualsiasi colpa e così pure Luigi, un simpatico quattordicenne e la madre di entrambi Miranda una mamma nel vero senso della parole, sicuramente non meritavano di morire e in quel modo, oscurati da un odio feroce e crudele .
Giovanni Granara tornò da Salò, nel luglio del 1945, l'ex gerarca fu condotto nella casa circondariale di Marassi, da cui uscì solo dopo l’amnistia. Era all'oscuro dell'eccidio che lo aveva privato dei figli e della moglie.
Ma appena arrivato in carcere gli fu raccontato brutalmente del triplice omicidio e per lui fu una mazzata incredibile da cui non si rialzerà mai più
Uscito dalla prigione, dopo aver visitato diverse case circondariali in giro per il nord Italia, non tornò più a Pegli ma scelse di restare in centro a Genova, a casa di amici, dove il 1° novembre 1950 morì improvvisamente distrutto dal dolore.
Giovanni infatti era un uomo che ormai non aveva più voglia di vivere . Si destava improvvisamente di notte urlando “Dio fammi morire, voglio andare dai miei figli”».

          I cinque di Quiliano   

I cinque di Quiliano
1° maggio 1945
ore 5.

Questo manoscritto che mi è stato gentilmente concesso dall'archivio della Parrocchia di Quiliano ( Savona ), ripercorre con grande semplicità e con tragica drammaticità, la strage di cinque cittadini innocenti da ogni colpa, di Quiliano – Valleggia, massacrati all'alba del 1° maggio 1945, da un distaccamento di partigiani comunisti.
Il documento che venne redatto dal Parroco di allora, appare breve ma sintetizza e raffigura molto bene quello che avvenne nello spiazzo retrostante il camposanto di Quiliano, l'odio che questi partigiani nutrivano, il loro forte desiderio di spargere sangue, peraltro innocente e soprattutto la loro protervia quando con crudele sadismo negarono ai poveretti la possibilità di avere i conforti religiosi, si può affermare senza tema di smentita che questi partigiani si comportarono peggio dei nazisti verso questi cinque, senza contare il fatto che la guerra era finita.
In genere ad un condannato a morte non si nega l'ultimo desiderio, una sigaretta o un prete, è solo l'ultima cosa, in vita, che potranno fare prima di morire. Ebbene neppure questo fu concesso ai cinque, c'era la fretta bestiale di ammazzare.
Ecco il testo :
“Il 1 maggio del 1945, i partigiani comunisti, alle cinque del mattino, hanno condotto cinque parrocchiani di Quiliano, al cimitero li hanno uccisi con il mitragliatore sotto l'accusa di essere fascisti. Tutti e cinque erano brave persone, testimoni oculari , nascosti dietro alla piante hanno riferito che il Dottor Rossi gridava che volevano il Parroco , che volevano confessarsi , cosa che fu negata, passando il ponte del fiume, detto dottore disse ai compagni, raccomandiamoci a Dio perchè dagli uomini nulla possiamo ottenere”.
Da questa strage, mai ricordata dalle Istituzioni di Quiliano, giganteggia la figura del dottor Rossi che realizza quello che sta per accadere e di fronte alla malvagità di questi partigiani, infonde coraggio ai suoi compagni con le sue parole a fronte di questo tranquillo e sereno eroe gli assassini che hanno compiuto la strage fanno la figura di quello che sono : insetti privi di ogni umanità.
I nomi dei caduti sono :
Rossi Innocenzo, di anni 64, professione medico,
Croce Luigi Costantino di anni 44,
Isetta Giovanni di anni 57,
Scarrone Giovanni di anni 40,
Fossini Vincenzo di anni 59,
tutti avevano una famiglia, ed erano persone per bene, il prete li definisce nel suo scritto : “cinque parrocchiani “.
Le famiglie di questi cinque non hanno mai dimenticato la strage , iniqua e feroce, conoscono i nomi degli autori, per lo più morti, e ogni 1° di maggio, si raccolgono in preghiera durante una messa in suffragio presso la Chiesa di Quiliano.
Purtroppo solo loro non dimenticano, il Comune di Quiliano non ricorda o meglio non vuole ricordare.


Roberto Nicolick

          L'auto fuori strada, la morte di Ettore e Silvio Lunelli   
L'auto fuori strada

Era il 30 maggio del 1945, quando il gruppo di partigiani entrò al mattino presto, nell'ospedale di Cogoleto un vecchio stabile del 1800, sito in Via Isnardi , marciò compatto sino alla saletta della astanteria dove erano ricoverati alcuni traumatizzati in attesa di essere medicati.
Gli uomini armati si diressero con decisione verso due uomini in divisa, distesi ed immobilizzati su dei letti, uno molto giovane e aitante, altro visibilmente anziano, entrambi erano chiaramente sofferenti, fasciati alla meglio in diversi punti del torace e negli arti.
Portavano la camicia delle formazioni armate della repubblica Sociale Italiana, su una sedia accanto era appoggiata la giacca grigioverde con le mostrine nere e il gladio e un paio di pantaloni. I partigiani li sollevarono quasi di peso li trascinarono fuori senza umanità alcuna. Nel piazzale li aspettava una giardinetta al cui volante c'era un altro partigiano, fecero entrare i due feriti nel retro e poi partirono.
Uno di loro salì sul predellino dell'auto brandeggiando con tracotanza il suo mitra. C'era poca strada da fare infatti la destinazione era Pratozanino, in collina, sede di un manicomio dove i partigiani generalmente praticavano le esecuzioni sommarie, lontano da sguardi indiscreti. Quindi i due repubblichini sarebbero stati abbattuti come degli animali contro un muro, senza processo, senza alcuna garanzia , solo per odio e desiderio di rivalsa e vendetta ma sopratutto senza pietà.
Chi erano i due feriti che si avviavano alla morte ? Ettore Lunelli e suo figlio Silvio Giorgio, entrambi di Varazze, Ettore classe 1889, nelle Brigate Nere di Savona e Silvio Giorgio di appena 19 anni, milite della Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana nonché allievo ufficiale dello stesso reparto. Ettore e Silvio facevano parte delle colonne Repubblichine in ritirata dalla Liguria, giunti a Milano erano stati fermati e trattenuti. Poi qualcuno aveva avvisato i partigiani di Varazze che avevano inviato un auto con la scorta a prelevarli.
La prima destinazione era la famigerata Villa Astoria, la ex pensione Varazzina, dove una banda partigiana deteneva i prigionieri Fascisti, li seviziava e spesso li giustiziava sommariamente nelle viuzze adiacenti alla triste costruzione.
I due Lunelli, legati e impossibilitati a difendersi, lungo la strada del ritorno da Milano verso la Liguria furono picchiati brutalmente dalla loro scorta, senza nessuna ragione evidente se non quella che erano fascisti. Entrambi sapevano che li aspettava una raffica di mitra.
Erano tipi duri che non si spaventavano facilmente, soprattutto il giovane Silvio, il quale carico di collera per il trattamento che gli era stato riservato e per quello che si prospettava, decise di vendere la pelle a caro prezzo, aspettò l'occasione propizia e pur essendo legato ai polsi, si lanciò sul partigiano che guidava, ingaggiando, una disperata e feroce colluttazione. Silvio era forte ed atletico e spinto da una forte volontà di non morire come una pecora condotta al macello.
A seguito di questo gesto chi era al volante, perse il controllo della vettura che uscì di strada e precipitò rotolando in una scarpata. Uno dei partigiani di scorta, un certo Scotto, morì, ma gli altri due subirono ferite non gravi e riuscirono a trattenere con le armi i due Repubblicani che anch'essi subirono delle ferite.
Con il suo gesto disperato ma coraggioso, Silvio Lunelli rientrava con stoicismo nel ruolo che si era assunto, qualcuno afferma che mentre mandava fuori strada la macchina, pur sapendo che poteva morire anch'esso e il padre, abbia gridato .
Comunque sia, Lunelli non aveva alcuna intenzione di morire come una pecora e rivendicò la scelta di morire come meglio credeva, uccidendo pure uno di quelli che portava alla morte. In seguito i due Lunelli benchè feriti, senza essere medicati furono passati per le armi.

Roberto Nicolick




          Furti e percezione di insicurezza   
Furti e percezione di insicurezza
Non passa giorno che uno o più appartamenti subisca un furto, con effrazione, con chiavi false o bulgare , con cacciaviti o altri attrezzi da scasso, a tutte le ore di giorno o di notte, indifferentemente con casa vuota o in presenza dei residenti, con la mano di velluto o con l'uso di narcotici spray che spesso causano danni irreversibili agli anziani o ai malati in qualche caso con lo stesso prodotto hanno narcotizzato il cane di casa.
La mappa di Savona è costellata di bandierine rosse che stanno a significare la frequenza e la gravità del fenomeno, Via Bresciana, Via Nizza, Via XX settembre, in centro come in periferia, l'altezza degli appartamenti non è un problema per i ladri che si arrampicano lungo i tubi delle condutture, sfruttano ogni asperità per salire, forzano le persiane o le serrande, spaccano i serramenti esterni, anche i portoncini blindati non rappresentano un problema per loro che si applicano sino a violarli.
Una volta entrati non si accontentano dei valori ma prendono anche le chiavi delle auto, le cercano e le rubano lasciandoti a piedi e chissà quando la ritrovi la tua macchina. La polizia e i Carabinieri arrivano con rapidità ma bisogna ammettere che questi criminali hanno una velocità a sparire che ha dell'incredibile.
A parte il danno economico che già di per sé è grande, chi subisce un furto in casa propria, si sente violato nell'intimo, nei propri affetti personali, la casa è come l'anima, una cosa propria che deve essere vissuta solo da chi l'ha costruita, creata, con i mobili disposti in un certo modo, con i quadri di famiglia affissi sulle pareti in un sistema noto solo al nostro cuore, la casa è un pezzo della nostra vita , anche se povera, anche se umile, è noi stessi, i nostri famigliari, i nostri cari anche quelli che non ci sono più, i nostri ricordi e le nostre speranze per il domani.
Chi viola le nostre porte, le nostre finestre viola qualcosa di molto più importante e vitale che dei semplici oggetti.
Ci viene fatta una violenza pesantissima, non è un caso che molte persone anziane, quindi più indifese e fragili dopo un furto in casa propria si siano ammalate. Molti non fanno neppure denuncia affermando che non serve a nulla, personalmente non sono d'accordo, fare denuncia è un atto di vitalità e di fede verso chi opera giornalmente per tutelarci e poi descrivere quello che ci hanno portato via potrebbe anche farci tornare in possesso dei nostri valori, anche se ammetto che non è facile. Oltre ai ladri, esistono anche i ricettatori che spesso sono persone che sono al di sopra di ogni sospetto.
Chi non ha ancora subito un furto in casa, vive con una percezione maniacale di insicurezza altissima, chiude sempre la porta di ingresso con le mandate, anche quando è in casa, sobbalza ad ogni rumore sospetto e inconsueto, scruta spesso dall'occhio magico della porta per vedere chi sale e scende le scale, osserva spesso il traffico nella strada , mura una cassaforte in punti nascosti della casa,nasconde le chiavi dell'auto, si alza ad ore strane la notte per dare una occhiata in strada, installa dei sistemi di allarme o delle videocamere collegate con il cellulare, chi può,compra un'arma e chi non ha il porto d'armi si munisce di un coltello o di un nodoso bastone, alcuni svitano i fischer che tengono i tubi delle grondaie alla facciata del palazzo nella speranza di fare precipitare chi tenta di usarle per arrampicarsi o comprano un cane da guardia.
Certo, questa non è una bella vita ma è esattamente quello che stiamo vivendo, per quanto mi riguarda dormo con un coltello da parà sotto il cuscino, sto in tensione continua e guardo e osservo tutto quello che accade intorno a me, faccio spesso visita ai vicini, soprattutto quelli anziani e soli e impiego un pezzo della mia giornata a vivere il mio quartiere che conosco bene cercando di notare cose che escano dalla normalità.

Peso 75 Kg., sono abbastanza coraggioso e molto, molto incazzato, quindi se sono cosciente e orientato e trovo un ladro in casa mia...o lui ammazza me oppure io ammazzo lui e nessuno lo trova più, neppure i suoi parenti stretti.

Roberto Nicolick


          La denuncia di Eugenio Giglio   
Giglio Eugenio

Eugenio Giglio è il segretario dell'Ente Comunale di assistenza di Savona, ovviamente come la maggior parte dei funzionari di enti di Stato, è Fascista e in seguito aderisce alla R.S.I. Come tanti, anzi tantissimi, pagherà duramente la propria scelta. Giglio è sposato con Letizia Guerci e ha due figli, Nell'aprile del 1945, è costretto come tanti, a lasciare la sua abitazione in Savona per evitare ritorsioni da parte dei Partigiani comunisti. Con la famiglia si reca ad Alessandria dove si stabilisce temporaneamente, in attesa che la follia omicida finisca. Partendo lascia la casa di proprietà in cui abitava, un appartamento di 4 vani, completamente ammobiliato. Dopo il 25 aprile 1945, Eugenio viene arrestato dai partigiani, trattenuto per nove mesi in un campo di prigionia e poi prosciolto da ogni accusa. Ma, si sa che le spoliazioni di beni di proprietà iniziavano a tamburo battente. Dopo qualche settimana dalla partenza, egli apprende che la sua casa, in Via Pisa al civico 3, di sua proprietà, è stata completamente svuotata dai suoi mobili che sarebbero stati concessi a “famiglie bisognose” non meglio precisate e che nella sua casa, ora, ci abita un agente della polizia ausiliaria partigiana, il quale ha avuto in assegnazione casa di altri dal Comando della 2° Zona Forze Partigiane.
Quindi, alla faccia della cosiddetta liberazione, il povero Eugenio Giglio è senza un lavoro, espropriato della sua casa e derubato dei mobili, deve inoltre provvedere alla moglie ai due figli ed a sé stesso, si prospetta per il poveretto e per la sua famiglia una vita di grande miseria. E' triste e commovente al tempo stesso, la richiesta che egli rivolge al Procuratore di Stato, da lui firmata e dalla moglie, in cui racconta quello che gli è accaduto nella speranza di ritornare in possesso del giusto.
Nell'esposto egli afferma anche di essere grande invalido di guerra e di aver presentato analoga richiesta di avere Giustizia alla questura di Savona ma di non aver ricevuto alcuna risposta, niente di cui stupirsi, in effetti la Questura di Savona era inquinata dalla presenza di decine di partigiani comunisti, la famigerata polizia ausiliaria , gli stessi che requisivano i beni immobili ai fascisti o presunti tali e se li assegnavano tra di loro, il cerchio si chiudeva così, insomma un conflitto di interessi si potrebbe affermare.


Roberto Nicolick





          l'omicidio di Silvio Poggi   
L'omicidio di Silvio Poggi
Sono le 22 da poco passate del 21 maggio 1945 a Vado Ligure, tempi bui e oscuri, in cui vigeva il Far West, Silvio Poggi, classe 11886 esce da un bar dove si è soffermato con alcuni amici a bere un bicchiere di vino e a fare quattro chiacchere. Qualcuno lo ferma e lo porta in periferia di Vado Ligure, poi più nulla, il suo cadavere viene trovato in Via Sabazia, una strada interna poco frequentata a quell'ora. Qualcuno lo ha colpito con due colpi di arma da fuoco senza ucciderlo sul colpo infatti il suo corpo viene trovato ad una ventina di metri da una larga chiazza di sangue. Evidentemente Poggi colpito a morte, si è trascinato a breve distanza per poi morire. Anche in questo caso, si tratta delle solite vendette a fine guerra. Poggi infatti non ha mai nascosto le sue simpatie per il regime Repubblicano e quindi solo per questo orientamento politico ha pagato con la vita.
Roberto Nicolick



          Texas cop killer had criminal record in St. Tammany: report   

The gunman who shot two San Antonio cops Thursday (June 29), killing one and critically wounding the opposite, had an in depth felony historical past in St. Tammany Parish, the San Antonio Categorical Information reported. Andrew Bice, 34, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail 9 occasions on greater than 30 costs, together with a number of counts of kidnapping and housebreaking, over a 9-yr interval. Police stated Bice opened hearth on two cops after the officers stopped him and one other man on the road, the newspaper reported. Bice shot Officer Miguel Moreno within the head and Officer Julio

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          GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple watch prices cuts   

On the day that GST has gone live, Apple has reported a decrease in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of PCs across the board, with a couple of exceptions.

All iPhone models have gotten a value cut, beginning with Rs. 1,200 drop for the 32GB iPhone SE and going all the way up to a Rs. 6,600 reduction in MRP for the top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus 256GB variant.

Price cuts for iPad models range from Rs. 900 to Rs. 3,900, with the recently reported iPad Pro models additionally getting a reduction, even before anybody’s had an opportunity to buy them in the nation.

MacBook Air costs stay unchanged, but the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models have gotten value drops between Rs. 5,100 and Rs. 11,800. Mac Pro, which is due to get a big revamp next year, gets a value cut too, as do some iMac models.

Once again, recently refreshed Mac models have likewise gotten value cuts even before their availability in the market.

Top-end 27-inch iMac models and Mac Mini are the main ones who’ve been at the receiving end of a slight price bump.

Read on for a detailed look at how all iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch costs have changed.

Here’s a gander at how the iPhone costs have changed in India:

iPhone SE

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB

₹ 27,200

₹ 26,000

128GB

₹ 37,200

₹ 35,000

iPhone 6S    
32GB

₹ 50,000

₹ 46,900

128GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 55,900

iPhone 6S Plus    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,100

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,000

iPhone 7    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,200

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,200

256GB

₹ 80,000

₹ 74,400

iPhone 7 Plus    
32GB

₹ 72,000

₹ 67,300

128GB

₹ 82,000

₹ 76,200

256GB

₹ 92,000

₹ 85,400


 

iPad costs have been updated also, including for the new iPad models that were reported recently a month ago at WWDC. Here’s the updated list:

iPad

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB Wi-Fi

₹ 28,900

₹ 28,000

128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 36,900

₹ 35,700

32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 39,900

₹ 38,600

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 47,900

₹ 46,300

iPad mini 4    
128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 34,900

₹ 33,800

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 45,900

₹ 44,500

10.5-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 52,900

₹ 50,800

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 60,900

₹ 58,300

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 76,900

₹ 73,900

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 63,900

₹ 61,400

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 71,900

₹ 68,900

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 87,900

₹ 84,500

12.9-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 65,900

₹ 63,500

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 73,900

₹ 70,900

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 89,900

₹ 86,400

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 76,900

₹ 74,100

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 84,900

₹ 81,400

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 1,00,900

₹ 97,000


MacBook costs have been cut by up to Rs. 11,800. Here are the latest prices:

MacBook Air

Old MRP

New MRP

128GB SSD

₹ 80,900

₹ 80,900

256GB SSD

₹ 96,900

₹ 96,900

12-Inch MacBook    
1.2GHz

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,800

1.3GHz

₹ 1,34,900

₹ 1,28,700

13-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.3GHz/ 128GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,900

2.3GHz/ 256GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,26,900

₹ 1,21,100

3.1GHz/ 256GB

₹ 1,54,900

₹ 1,47,900

3.1GHz/ 512GB

₹ 1,71,900

₹ 1,64,100

15-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.8GHz/ 256GB

₹ 2,05,900

₹ 1,95,800

2.9GHz/ 512GB

₹ 2,39,900

₹ 2,28,100


Desktop Mac costs have been cut also, with the exception of Mac Mini, which appears a value knock bump in the higher configurations.

Mac Mini

Old MRP

New MRP

1.4GHz

₹ 40,990

₹ 40,990

2.6GHz

₹ 56,990

₹ 57,700

2.8GHz

₹ 79,990

₹ 82,100

Mac Pro    
3.5GHz 6-Core

₹ 2,49,900

₹ 2,43,100

3.0GHz 8-Core

₹ 3,29,900

₹ 3,18,100

21.5-Inch iMac    
2.3GHz (Non-Retina)

₹ 90,900

₹ 90,200

3.0GHz

₹ 1,07,900

₹ 1,06,400

3.4GHz

₹ 1,24,900

₹ 1,23,700

27-Inch iMac    
3.4GHz

₹ 1,48,900

₹ 1,47,400

3.5GHz

₹ 1,65,900

₹ 1,66,000

3.8GHz

₹ 1,89,900

₹ 1,90,400


Finally, Apple Watch models have gotten a value cut too:

Apple Watch

Old MRP

New MRP

Apple Watch (Series 1)

₹ 23,900

₹ 22,900

Apple Watch (Series 2)

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Nike+

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Edition

₹ 1,10,900

₹ 1,05,700

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          Married at 8, Rajasthan woman scripts NEET success story 13 Years Later   

She was married off at the young age of eight, however that never deterred Rupa Yadav from pursuing her dream of turning into a doctor. Presently 21, she has secured an all-India rank of 2,612 – scoring 603 marks in the current year’s National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).

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Her husband and brother by marriage, both ranchers, additionally supported her all along, even driving an auto to meet the education costs, disregarding villagers’ disparaging remarks.

Born into a poverty-ridden farmer’s home in Kareri town of Jaipur region, Ms Yadav, then a student of class III, and her senior sister Rukma, were married to Shankarlal, who was then 12, and his elder sibling Babulal, respectively.

After her class X exams, in which she scored 84% marks, her better half and brother -in-law helped her continue her studies.

Ms Yadav continued to excel again scoring 84% in class XII exam, and managed household chores at the same time.

The same year, she enlisted herself for a B Sc course and furthermore showed up for the AIPMT examination, securing an all India rank of 23,000. “Despite the fact that I didn’t qualify for a good government medical college, the AIPMT marks encouraged my better half and brother – in-law to send me to Kota for preparing for MBBS entrance test,” Ms Yadav said.

A year ago she showed up for NEET yet fell short of achieving her goal. The next year, with a scholarship from her coaching institute, she at last cleared the hurdle.

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          Maruti Suzuki declares price cuts as High as 3 Per Cent   

The onset of the new GST (or goods and services tax) regime has seen Maruti Suzuki lead the way to declare value cuts across most of its wide range of products. In a statement the organization has stated, “Maruti Suzuki India Limited has passed on the whole benefit of GST rates on vehicles to its clients. The ex-showroom costs of Maruti Suzuki models have come down by upto 3%. The rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior GST.”

Obviously the rate varies by state/area because of the differing levels of erstwhile local taxes, however they will likewise change based on the segment. Small cars under 4 meters long with petrol motors under 1.2 liter displacement will be less expensive by 2.5%. Comparative length autos with diesel motors below 1.5 liter displacements will see a 2.25% drop. While those bigger than the capped engine capacity, yet under 4 meters will be less expensive by 1.7%.

Cars or SUVs more than 4 meters will likewise be less expensive by 8.6% and 12 percent respectively. While electric cars will be less expensive by 7.5%. Hybrids though will be more costly by 13.3% and Maruti has likewise commented on this, saying, “Owing to withdrawal of tax concessions on mild hybrid vehicles, the cost of Smart Hybrid Ciaz Diesel and Smart Hybrid Ertiga Diesel has increased.” We await the model and variant wise costs from Maruti Suzuki and different manufacturers. While most have shown that the new pries will only be completely available to us by Monday, July 3, Maruti guarantees to give the updated prices later today.

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          Don’t expect massive input tax impairment from GST: Anil Agarwal   

New Delhi: Vedanta Resources not suppose substantive input tax impairment following GST reforms. Answering to a query whether his corporation hit by input tax credit mutilation like ONGC due to the non-insertion of petrol and diesel under the GST reform, Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Resources Chairman, conveyed on Thursday subsequent to meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that, we are still learning the GST, but I don’t think the input tax credit mutilation is going to influence us like that.

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As declaring its financial year 2017 results, Indian Oil Corporation conveyed that it was looking at a stranded input tax credit of Rs 5,000 crore. ONGC representatives saw a ‘major hit’ from the mutilation. Oil India further added that it was looking at an impairment of Rs 175 crore. The oil and gas business approximations as additional indirect tax load with stranded costs around Rs 25,000 crore due to the non-insertion of petroleum products under the GST.

Responding to queries on the rising retrospective tax liability on Cairn Energy Plc, Vedanta chief further conveyed that, the Congress administration has put in retroactive tax, BJP is devoted that retroactive tax will not be there. I am working with Cairn Energy so they can come and make a resolution.

There is no point having proceedings with the Indian administration everybody should come and settle the case of retrospective taxation. At the gathering, Jaitely asked trade and industry spokesperson to guarantee that all advantages occurring due to execution of GST from July 1, 2017 are passed on to the customers in a transparent manner.

India’s Fiscal Deficit touched Rs. 3.73 lakh crore during April-May period

Commenting this at the gathering, Finance Minister conveyed that overall occurrence of tax regime following execution of GST will be less particularly in case of the customer’s goods than the current occurrence of tax, so, it is crucial on part of the trade and industry to pass on these advantages to the consumers at large.

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          10 ways you're wasting money at the supermarket   

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • You may not realize it, but there's a strategy to grocery shopping that will save you lots of cash.
  • Shopping on Wednesday nights is best.
  • Never shop hungry. In fact, chewing on mint gum is a good idea while shopping.


If you're anything like the average American, your grocery shopping strategy probably consists of opening the fridge, noticing it's empty, and then stocking up with whatever you need, even if none of the items on your list are on sale. As you probably guessed, this shopping method will not be kind to your bank account.

While you may have heard of extreme couponing, there are less exhausting ways to save money at the supermarket.  

Here are the mistakes you're making when you shop for groceries, and how to fix them:

Coming in without a list

Meal prep is key here. If you plan your meals for the week ahead of time, you'll walk in with a plan and be less likely to stray from your list by compulsively grabbing pricey snacks or random ingredients that will sit in the back of your pantry unused. 

Going to the store hungry

This is probably a no-brainer, but always eat a meal before going to the supermarket. Nothing good comes out of a shopping trip when you're starving. Another tip from Lifehacker suggests chewing mint gum while you shop so you're less likely to fall victim to the store's scent marketing tactics (yes, that actually exists).

Being too lazy to use coupons

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We're not suggesting you make coupon-clipping a competitive sport like those extreme couponers, but there are several insider tips you can learn from them. The Krazy Coupon lady advises buying your groceries at multiple stores to find the best discount, and to remember that certain chains take competitor coupons. She also suggests downloading money-saving apps like Ibotta and Checkout51. 

Shopping on the weekend or in the morning

Believe it or not, there are better days and times to shop. Most people do their grocery shopping on a weekend so they can prep ahead of time, but mid-week is when products with short shelf lives like meat and dairy go on sale. Plus, there are more discounts as the day wears on and stores need to get rid of perishables. Your best bet is to shop on a Wednesday night, says Lifehacker. 

Ignoring sale cycles

Sales at supermarkets aren't random; they run in 12-week cycles. Stop being shocked at the price of meat when you walk in the door by learning the ebb and flow of sale cycles. You can see an example of a month-to-month sale calendar from Krazy Coupon Lady here. Another tip is always buy produce that's in season: it's cheaper and usually fresher. 

Not buying in bulk

There's a reason why Costco is so popular. Buying in bulk is (generally) cheaper. The best items to buy in bulk are non-perishables like paper goods (toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, etc.), and cases of water, according to Spoon University. 

Buying everything in bulk

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Just because you can buy almost anything in bulk, doesn't mean you should. After all, you'll probably waste a lot of food and your house will start to look like an episode of "Hoarders." If you always check unit prices, you'll find that certain foods like cereal or frozen foods are cheaper in smaller rather than larger quantities, Quick and Dirty Tips advises.

Buying all brand names

Certain products can't be replaced by the generic store brand like Oreos, Coca-Cola and name brand ice cream. But who cares if you're buying Kleenex or "Generic Tissue?" Household cleaning products are perfectly fine to buy off-brand as well. 

Not knowing how much your food should be worth off-hand

Quick! What's a fair price for a gallon of milk in your neck of the woods? If you don't know off the top of your head, you may be paying more than you should. Lifehacker suggests keeping a price book so you don't fall for fake sales where overpriced products are going for what looks like a great deal, when they're actually discounted to a normal price. 

Looking at shelves that are eye-level or above

Here's a little-known tip: cheaper items are usually stocked on the bottom shelves, whereas your expensive items will be stocked at eye-level. Why? Unless you're in the know, the average consumer will unknowingly spend more just by shopping by line-of-sight. 

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          6 ways to lower your iPhone data usage   

Using too much data on your iPhone can significantly raise the cost of your monthly cell phone bill. These 6 tips will help you lower the amount of data you're using. 

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          Costa Mesa, CA Reason #194 Why Booking Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Lotion) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

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          Comment on MAKE US LOUDER: call your Senator by Anna L.   
Imagine a health care market with 10 people. Nine are young and healthy, the tenth has cancer. All ten are required to buy comprehensive health insurance. The person with cancer faces higher premiums, but those premiums are moderated by the fact that every other person is paying in a share for the same care, sharing the risk. Now imagine the law changes, and anyone can buy any level of insurance they like. The nine healthy people make the rational economic decision to buy bare bones plans; they rarely need to see a doctor. The cancer patient now faces skyrocketing premiums, because no one else in the market is sharing in the risk of need for care. One person is paying in for one person's cancer care; they shoulder the entire cost, essentially. Now imagine the law changes further, and no one is required to buy health insurance. The nine healthy people drop out of the market, leaving the cancer patient as the only plan holder. There is no one to share the risk with; the cancer patient must pay the full value of needed care, plus the profit margin. These last two scenarios are what Catholic Vote supports. This is insanity; a pro-life health care system is one that puts the burden of paying for care solely on the sick? Why?!? The CBO spells out this wonderful pro life plan: “Out-of-pocket spending would also be affected for the people—close to half the population, CBO and JCT expect—living in states modifying the EHBs using waivers. People who used services or benefits no longer included in the EHBs would experience substantial increases in supplemental premiums or out-of-pocket spending on health care, or would choose to forgo the services.” People would forgo care because they can't afford it, and that's considered pro-life around these parts. How shameful to put support for the Republicans over actual Catholic teaching.
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          Retail Coverage Merchandiser (WPT) - PT - Acosta Sales & Marketing - Falls, ID   
Retain knowledge of ordering and pick procedures for the retailer. Work with technology collecting data from store visits with a company furnished tablet....
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          Blog design   
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          Arizona Landscaper Builds Desert Ponds Is This Possible   
Summers in the desert can be not, dry and miserable. For some it is just a matter of getting home to relax in their own private oasis in the desert. These lucky people have a pond in their backyard complete with a soothing waterfall. The stress of the day is washed away by the tranquil sounds of flowing water cascading over their waterfall into a pond full of fish.

Your probably thinking to yourself how can this be. With temperatures up to 120 degrees, won't the fish die? Will the water evaporate? It must take alot of work to keep the pond clean?

The truth of the matter is that having you own pond or water garden as I like to call it is extremely low maintenance. When built correctly using a proper system to keep the water clean the pond is virtually maintenance free. The fish have no problem surviving in a desert climate.

Before we get into different types of systems let me warn you about a common problem with people that build ponds. They are not pond contractors so they buy swimming pool pumps and equipment to build ponds. When they are finished the pond may look nice, then they leave and the nightmare begins, endless maintenance.

There are many types of systems available to keep your pond clear and free of algae. Some systems use pond filters, well others use UV lights. Both of these methods are considered external systems and require a lot of maintenance. you will need to clean the filters often and with the lights you will need to change the bulbs that cost you money. The worst part is that these devices will be outside of the pond. The method I prefer is to use a natural eco-system. With a eco-system ever thing is contained with in the pond and waterfall. You have no unsightly equipment to look at.

When it comes to adding a pond to your landscape there are different materials that can be used. The people that like to build a pond like a swimming pool use concrete to line the pond. To get a more natural looking pond you can use a liner and stones to create a pond like you would see in a natural setting. There are many benefits to both the fish and you when it comes to keeping the pond clean.

Another misconception people hear when looking to build a koi pond is that it needs to be deep. This is not true. i have built hundreds of ponds In the Phoenix AZ area where it gets extremely hot. None of these ponds is over 18" deep. I have never seen a single fish die from the heat over the last 6 years.

Don't be afraid to get a desert pond. It will be the most enjoyable and relaxing part of your entire home. The best part is if done right it will be virtually maintenance free.
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          7-дневный круиз по Средиземному морю в декабре всего за 199€   
Наши друзья из проекта cruisetips нашли очень дешевый вариант круиза по Средиземному морю — 7-дневное путешествие в декабре обойдется всего в 199 евро. В цене питание, отличный вариант для путешествия :) Итак, выезд по такой цене возможен только 12 декабря из Испании (Майорка). Судно: Costa Diadema, цена: 199 евро с человека за каюту (в каюте 2 человека). Есть варианты, дороже, но с […]
          Sales Advisor - Costco - North Service Rd., St. Catharines, ON - Club Demonstration Services - Canada - St. Catherines, PE   
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          Una chiosa sulla sofferenza e sulla dignità della vita.   
Le sofferenze sia fisiche che psicologiche, possono essere fronteggiate con tutte le cure palliative - che sono altra cosa dall'accanimento terapeutico - e con tutta l'amorevolezza della vicinanza e dell'accompagnamento.
Ѐ arbitrario sostenere che essere intubati, sedati, ecc. renda la vita non degna di essere vissuta. 
In primo luogo perché afferma la superiorità di una posizione etica sull'altra, stigmatizzando quella di chi non considera mai la vita indegna. La dignità non sta nell'assenza di sofferenza o di bisogno ma nel modo in cui si accetta e ci si fa carico di situazioni difficili, sia subendo che accompagnando. Ѐ certo doloroso e impegnativo, moralmente e materialmente, ma appartiene all'uomo redento che vive ogni situazione in atteggiamento di 'offerta', fatto forte dalla grazia che lo rende possibile.
In secondo luogo perché ne conseguono soluzioni drastiche nei confronti del malato, magari accampando anche ragioni economiche in termini di costi materiali, quando il 'costo' spirituale non ha prezzo nell'economia della salvezza. Chi non ci crede resta libero di scegliere una fine accelerata; ma resta una scelta personale che non può diventare legge per tutti e non può coinvolgere lo stato che si sostituisce alla coscienza umana. Perché non può essere altrettanto libero chi crede e fa la scelta opposta?
Inoltre è un comportamento che offende moltissimi malati (e spesso anche i loro familiari) che, pur in situazioni difficili, non ritengono indegna la loro vita, ma preziosa fino alla fine naturale.
Oltretutto non si può conoscere la vita interiore delle persone, valutandola solo da un punto di vista materialista. Non possiamo sapere che esperienze siano loro riservate. Personalmente ho vissuto una situazione di rianimazione nella quale il mio nucleo di coscienza c'era e non dico altro. Ci sono molte testimonianze di persone 'uscite' da stati vegetativi, alcuni ritenuti irreversibili, che dicono di esser state consapevoli di ciò che avevano intorno, soprattutto delle persone che si prendevano cura di loro. Non possiamo sapere se malati come il piccolo Charlie "sentano" i genitori, chi se ne prende cura e cosa provino. Non possiamo sapere neppure che fine abbia ogni loro istante vissuto su questa terra, su un piano metafisico che ormai tutti sembrano accantonare. Ciò che non si conosce dovrebbe rendere almeno prudenti e, se c'è da scommettere, bisognerebbe farlo a favore della vita e non della morte.
Non mettiamo dunque in relazione la sofferenza con la dignità della vita. Chi soffre non è meno degno di vivere di chi non soffre. E chi sostiene che un certo tipo di sofferenza rende la vita indegna decida per sé e non pretenda di farlo per gli altri.

          Può esistere una disciplina ecclesiastica che contraddice il Magistero?    
Ringraziamo Giuseppe Fallica che ci invia il testo pubblicato di seguito. È importante tener desta l'attenzione sul concetto errato propugnato da coloro - compreso il papa regnante - che tentano di “emancipare” la pastorale dalla dottrina.


Alcuni teologi tengono a  sottolineare che la proibizione della Comunione ai divorziati risposati non è un dogma della fede cattolica ma una disciplina ecclesiastica, mutabile per ciò stesso dal Papa nell’esercizio del suo ministero.

Si tratta di una precisazione certamente vera e opportuna, ma che richiede alcune puntualizzazioni.
La disciplina ecclesiastica finora vigente, quella insegnata da San Giovanni Paolo II in "Familiaris consortio", n. 84 e da Papa Benedetto in "Sacramentum caritatis" (ovvero di escludere dalla riconciliazione sacramentale e dall’Eucaristia chi essendo legato da un vincolo sacramentale valido e indissolubile di matrimonio e vivendo in una seconda unione, non si impegna a comportarsi “come fratello e sorella”) è fondata su ragioni di ordine scritturistico, tradizionale e magisteriale, ed  è ovvio che una nuova disciplina ecclesiastica su questa materia, necessita a sua volta di fondarsi (o almeno di non contraddire) le Scritture, la Tradizione e il Magistero.

Nello specifico, appartiene all’insegnamento definitivo della Chiesa il fatto che è possibile ricevere lecitamente l’Eucaristia solo nello stato di Grazia santificante e che per ottenere validamente l’assoluzione sacramentale occorre il pentimento e il proposito di emendarsi. Appartiene altresì all’insegnamento definitivo, il fatto che Dio non permetta mai che alcuno, in qualunque circostanza possa trovarsi, sia tentato oltre la propria capacità di resistenza.

Pertanto (mettendo da parte i casi già considerati di coloro che esprimono il fermo proposito di vivere come fratello e sorella), una nuova disciplina ecclesiastica che ammetta in alcuni casi i divorziati risposati alla Comunione, deve muoversi necessariamente  dentro questi paletti.

La conseguenza è che questa nuova disciplina deve fondarsi su due postulati non dimostrati:
  1. che esistono certamente (e non solo come mera possibilità) casi in cui determinate circostanze attenuanti possono ridurre la colpa del divorziato risposato (more-uxorio) sino alla venialità, e
  2. che questi casi possono essere individuati con un ragionevole grado di certezza morale.  
Il primo postulato è generalmente ammesso da tutti sul piano teorico, ma è opportuno sottolineare che il Catechismo parla di semplice possibilità (1735 L'imputabilità e la responsabilità di un'azione possono essere sminuite o annullate dall'ignoranza, dall'inavvertenza, dalla violenza, dal timore, dalle abitudini, dagli affetti smodati e da altri fattori psichici oppure sociali.), e una possibilità non necessariamente si traduce in realtà.
Gli scienziati per esempio dicono che in altri pianeti con caratteristiche favorevoli può esistere la vita, ma fino a quando essa non verrà individuata rimarrà appunto una mera ipotesi non dimostrata.

Il secondo postulato invece è oggetto di varie critiche perché molti si chiedono come possa il confessore, chiamato a giudicare il caso specifico, raggiungere una ragionevole convinzione  morale e obiettiva (ovvero una convinzione che non sia figlia di opinioni ideologiche o di schieramenti politico-ecclesiali) circa la riduzione della colpa fino alla venialità, sulla base di circostanze o fattori attenuanti, soprattutto se si considera che ci si trova in assenza del proposito di non ricadere nella colpa, elemento che il Magistero ha sempre considerato fondamentale per determinare il pentimento del soggetto.
In questa situazione gli elementi in gioco, cioè i condizionamenti, le tentazioni e la (più o meno buona) volontà, conducono una “battaglia” nella coscienza del soggetto che solo Dio può soppesare in tutti i sui intimi risvolti.
[E in ogni caso vengono a cadere tutti gli elementi oggettivi che consentono di affermare cosa è male e cosa è bene senza cadere nella casuistica e cioè nell'etica della situazione -ndR]
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          Security Think Tank: Focus on high risk by automating low-risk patching   
How should organisations address the need to keep software up to date with security patches without it costing too much or being too labour intensive?
          TSSA APPROVED STEAM COILS ON FRAC TANKS   

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          Security Think Tank: Patching is vital and essentially a risk management exercise   
How should organisations address the need to keep software up to date with security patches without it costing too much or being too labour intensive?
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          Check Your Home for These Cold Weather-Related Products Recalled Last Summer   
Here’s a reminder from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation […]
          Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol Costs on a Cisco Switch   
The purpose of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is to prevent loops on a switched or bridged network. STP is enabled on Catalyst 1900 series switches by default. In fact, one instance of Spanning Tree is enabled for each and every VLAN. In earlier articles we examined some of the default settings relating to the … Continue reading "Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol Costs on a Cisco Switch"
          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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          MARIA VIOLENZA et PALE HORSE en MINITOURNEE FRANCO BELGE   
Heye!

Mais notre amie Maria Violenza vient exprès de Rome en avion pour jouer à Strasbourg ce jeudi18 Septembre!
Puis à Tournai au Water Moulin vendredi 19 et à Bruxelles au 123 samedi 20.
Son one girl band synth arab wave est touchant et dansant.
Jugez en par vous même en vous rendant à l'une ou l'autre de ces soirées riches en blagues, costumes et cigarettes interdites dans la cave où tout le monde finira par fumer.
Pour honorer la venue de notre représentante de l'antenne romaine de la triple alliance, Armelle, Nic et moi même vous proposerons une 1ère partie osée puisque nous jouerons de la country
Oui, de la country.
Notre groupe c'est Pale Horse



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TOURNAI  ________________________WATER MOULIN 207, boulevard Eisenhower
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          La Scuola nazionale dei Trasporti e della Logistica rinnova il cda e guarda al futuro   
La Scuola nazionale Trasporti e Logistica, nel corso dell’ultima assemblea tenutasi nella sede di Via del Molo, ha visto il rinnovo del proprio consiglio di amministrazione. La Scuola vede nella propria compagine societaria la presenza di associazioni, aziende ed enti tra i più rappresentativi del settore Logistica e Trasporti, che hanno candidato importanti profili per la costituzione del nuovo…
          Customer Representative - Woodstock, NB - part-time - Scotiabank - Woodstock, NB   
Scotiabank is a premier financial institution and Canada’s most international bank recognized as a Best Workplace®, in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica,...
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Adept in financial management of both fixed costs and capital investments. This role has prime responsibility for upkeep and maintenance of all land,...
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          Scrum Master - Scotiabank - Ontario   
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          Angelina County Humane Society Offers Low Cost Rabies Shots   
If you don't have your dog or cat vaccinated for rabies, now is a great time to do it. Positive rabies cases are popping up in several counties across Texas in animals including skunks and raccoons, and to avoid the risk pets should have the shots. Earlier this year an airdrop program put tiny packets of rabies vaccine on the ground with bait to attract skunks, and although that's expected to help fight the problem it doesn't fix it completely.   Continue reading…
          Orlando Summer League – Scouting   
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          Is Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Doing More Harm Than Good?    
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Can the push to increase the minimum wage come at the expense of those it's meant to help? A continuing study from University of Washington that the city of Seattle commissioned after voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour three years ago has found that increasing hourly pay did not affect the number of low-wage jobs. But it has reduced the hours those workers are employed, costing them about $125 a month in earnings. We're joined now by Congressman Adam Smith of Washington state. He represents part of Seattle. Mr. Smith, thanks so much for being with us. ADAM SMITH: Well, thanks for the chance for having me on. SIMON: Has this legislation cost the workers it's meant to help? SMITH: Well, the most interesting thing I found from the University of Washington study is they said they left out large employers. And I don't see how the study on the impact of the minimum wage can be comprehensive if you leave out large
          NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 117 Assistant Manager, Manager vacancy    

NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 09 Assistant Manager vacancy before 12th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 09 Assistant Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 09 and have Post Graduation Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 09 posts
1. Assistant Manager (P&SS) - 09 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs.28,150/- .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 25 to 40 Years As on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 12-07-2017

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NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 91 Assistant Manager vacancy before 10th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 91 Assistant Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 91 and have Bachelor’s Degree / Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary / P.G. Diploma can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 91 posts
1. General - 46
2. Economics - 05
3. Agriculture - 06
4. Agriculture Engineering - 02
5. Plantation & Horticulture - 04
6. Animal Husbandry - 05
7. Fisheries - 03
8. Food Processing - 03
9. Forestry - 03
10. Environmental Engineering - 03
11. Water Resource Development & Management - 04
12. Social Work - 02
13. Chartered Accountant - 03
14. Company Secretary - 02 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 28150 - 55600/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 30 years as on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Bachelor’s Degree / Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary / P.G. Diploma Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 10-07-2017

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 10-07-2017


NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for  17 Manager vacancy before 7th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 17 Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 17 and have Graduation Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 17 posts
1. Manager (RDBS) General - 09
2. Manager (RDBS) Agriculture - 08 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 35,150 - 62,400/-. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 35 Years As On 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 07-07-2017

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 07-07-2017


          Holiday Memories Made Real   
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          Impress your barbecue guests with the best side dishes from Mrs Crunch and her Brioche buns cost just 8p each   
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          Diego Costa is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid – but then not play for anyone until January because of their transfer ban   
DIEGO COSTA is ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid – but not play a match for ANYONE until January. The Chelsea striker reportedly favours joining the Spaniards rather than a mega-rich Chinese Super League club – even though Atletico cannot register new players until their transfer ban ends in the new year. So the La Liga […]
          En renta - arriendo excelentes bodegas desde 1000 M2 quilicura... - $ 110   
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          Sin título   


Me ha costado escribir esto. Hartas semanas, muchas veces tuve abierto este mismo editor y comencé a garabatear algunas palabras sin sentido, tanto o más sin sentido como lo que escribo en este preciso instante. No tengo decidido sobre qué escribiré, así que esto será una especie de experimento y veamos qué pasará...

Estoy volviendo de mis vacaciones de invierno. Estuvimos junto a mi amada Fros en una cabaña, aislados de la gente (ni tanto) y teniendo sólo tiempo para nosotros dos.
En el Cajón del Maipo este año no había nevado hasta el miércoles recién pasado, mientras nosotros estábamos allí. Nos sentimos honrados de recibir el hielo caido desde ese cielo, que es el mismo que alberga nuestra estrella, una estrella que ni siquiera hemos visto físicamente, pero la hemos sentido en momentos simples (ni tanto, again) como esa hermosa nevazón.

Perdone que salte, querido lector, a otro tema. Pero hace tiempo me parece indicado hablar de las edades. Sí, porque pareciera que me encuentro en una edad intermedia... ni siquiera se me hubiese ocurrido allá por Marzo cuando llegaron mis 26.

Resulta que comparto con gente de edades bien marcadas. Por ejemplo, mi madre dice estar en la tercera edad aunque ni lo parece (si no me cree busque alguna fotito de ella reciente en este mismo blog), mi hermana está en los denominados "treintinunca", mis alumnas (las personas que más veo en la semana) están en su pubertad o adolescencia, mis colegas (la mayoría de ellos... unos 90 de los 128) son adultos: llevan una casa, están casados/separados/juntos, crían hijos, etc.

Yo, podría ser un "profesional joven", pero pucha que me resulta complicado denominarme así. Es que ese nombre se lo dan a los chicos aquellos que se manejan en el mundo como personaje de sitcom gringa. Osea, trabajan re-poco y parrandean re-harto.
No tengo hijos ni planeo tenerlos en unos buenos años (a no ser que me gane el Kino y no tenga que trabajar más). No tengo auto, ni planeo tenerlo tampoco. No vivo solo, es decir, no mantengo mi propia casa, aunque eso sí esté en mis planes de futuro próximo. Trabajo lo normal, ni mucho ni poco. Gano lo normal, ni mucho ni poco. Salgo menos de lo que quisiera, pero cuando lo hago es al lugar que más quiero ir y con quien siempre quiero estar, y eso es mejor que mil carretes promedio....

En realidad estoy en una edad en que se prepara el resto de la vida. Así lo veo yo: como un descanso en la escalera. Hay que tomar decisiones, probar fórmulas, darse gustos, reir, querer, y un larguísimo etcétera de verbos, la gran mayoría de ellos agradables. Hay energías, creatividad, tiempo, plata y compañía para hacer lo que antes has anhelado con el alma. Hay miles de rutas que recorrer, en la mente, en las manos, caminando, soñando.

Quizás con eso debiera quedarme. Mi edad intermedia me parece de lo mejor.
Si alguien conoce un nombre para esta edad, bienvenido sea ese conocimiento, si alguien inventa uno, tanto mejor.


Cam.

PS1: Esa fotito la tomamos con Fros en el Cajón
PS2: Revisando esas fotos me dan mariposeos en la guatita
PS3: Hay alguna sensación mejor que estar enamorado?
PS4: Me respondo: NO!

          Sara Hernández (PSOE) reivindica la igualdad "con independencia de con quién nos acostemos y a quién amemos"   

La secretaria general del PSOE Madrid y alcaldesa de Getafe, Sara Hernández, ha reivindicado este sábado "como mujer progresista de izquierdas", la igualdad "con independencia de con quién nos acostemos y a quién amemos".


          Sara Hernández reivindica la igualdad "con independencia de con quién nos acostemos y a quién amemos"   

La secretaria general del PSOE Madrid y alcaldesa de Getafe, Sara Hernández, ha reivindicado este sábado "como mujer progresista de izquierdas", la igualdad "con independencia de con quién nos acostemos y a quién amemos".


          Conclusiones bajo el sol   

Salimos una semana con la Shidi. Visitamos varios lugares en la Región del Maule, sobretodo hacia la costa.
Fueron 7 días de viajes, buses, tierra, sol, pueblos, cocinilla, decisiones, suerte, mochileo y por supuesto muchísimo amor.
Ya en Santiago, con la cabeza más caliente, por el caloooor de la capital (no sólo por el verano) me atrevo a enumerar algunas conclusiones:


- La Shidi y yo somos como viejitos, nos gusta acostarnos temprano y bien acurrucados;
- nos encantan los pueblos, mientras más chico y viejo, mejor;

- no todas las playas están sobrepobladas, estuvimos en una más solos que en Lost;

- estar más de 2 días en el mismo sitio es perder plata;
- hasta esa amiga de tu mamá que no ves hace años es una buena anfitriona fuera de casa;

- los Parques Nacionales son caros, pero los guardaparques lo saben y te hacen precio;

- las líneas chicas de buses se han hecho de buenas máquinas, y van a lugares más recónditos;

- toda mala elección se reivindica con una certera decisión;
- el reguetón es lo único que escuchan los jóvenes de pueblo, ojo con eso, hay que darles la oportunidad de optar a algo distinto;

- como dijo la Shidi, tenemos un país tan lindo que no tenemos que reclamar si no tenemos mucha plata para ir al extranjero, con unas pocas lucas, ahorradas en el año, podemos disfrutar de lindos parajes, linda gente, y sobretodo el objetivo principal de las vacaciones: descansar lejos del entorno cotidiano.

Recomendaciones al paso:


- La sandwichería y cafetería "
A tu Gusto" en Curicó
- El camping "Santa Rosa" cerca de playa Aquelarre en el Lago Vichuquén

- Los pueblos de Vichuquén y Licantén, difícil acceso pero con interesantes postales

- El camino entre Cauquenes y la carretera costera (Chanco - Pelluhue - Curanipe)

- La Reserva Nacional Federico Albert, en Chanco

- El hostal Mohor en Chanco

- En general la gente y el ambiente de la Séptima Región.


Abrazos, feliz de estar de vuelta, feliz por el viaje.

Fco.

          Dog Pack Leader - Doggie Daycare…And More - Costa Mesa, CA   
This is also a great job if you're going to school and only need part-time. Must be willing to play and clean after all sizes and breeds....
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          Let's Talk About My Obsession   
Let's talk....  Mangosteens.  Any idea?  Let me give you some information.

"colloquially known simply as mangosteen, is a tropical evergreen treebelieved to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. It also grows in tropical South American countries such as Colombia, where the tree has been introduced. The tree grows from 6 to 25 m (20–82 ft) tall.[1] The fruitof the mangosteen is sweet and tangy, juicy, and somewhat fibrous, with an inedible, deep reddish-purple colored rind (exocarp) when ripe. In each fruit, the fragrant edible flesh that surrounds each seed is botanically endocarp, i.e., the inner layer of the ovary.[2][3]"  

This is from the Wiki.  I am completely obsessed.  Have you had them?  Fresh?  No?  Too bad.  Seriously.  I pity you. 

Story - John and I stole away to jolly old Londontown way way back.  It was a short trip and some of my besties gave recommendations and some arranged reservations.  Being in the fruit biz, so to speak, I am always curious.  Durian, you say?  Illegal in some parts, really?  Give me some of that!  A trip to Brazil was really a fruit hunt.  Some go on safari, I go to juice bars in Rio. Same.Same....  Back to Ripper's stomping grounds.  I was directed to visit Harrods.  "Do not bother to shop for clothing.  Just go straight to the food court.  It should not be missed."  This advice came to me by a very close friend who should be trusted.  We found Harrods and it is a sight.  After some searching and weaving, we arrived to the Willie Wonka-esque site that is the Food Court at Harrods.  Quite a show.  As we sometimes do, we split up.  John wandered off to...no idea.  I found my way to the produce.  The plums, the peaches, the cherries, the....WTF?  are those Mangosteens?!!!!  I leaned in.  "Mum?  Can I be of assistance?" said the poofy hatted young Brit behind the glass.  "Why yes.  Are those mangosteen?"  


"Definitely."  She then reached into the case, pulled a plump purple ball from the pile and dug her nails into its flesh.  She handed me the halved fruit with its gleaming white treasure revealed.  

"For me?"  I took the fruit.  "Do I just..?"
"Just pop it into your mouth and savor.  Just the white part.  Be mindful of the pits."
"Thank you.  I just cannot tell you how excited and scared I am."
"Don't be.  It is enjoyable."

It was a moment.  I should have been alone.  The heavens opened and angels sung.  "AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH........."  

I purchased 10.  No idea how much they cost. Don't care.  I handed over my credit card and took my little sack and searched for John.  London was waiting.  We walked the day away and finished the day at a Kabob shop.  I thought about the fruit all. day. long. We stayed at an adorable hotel in Chelsea.  Our little suite had two floors.  The top floor had a couch with a desk and tv.  Not glamorous, but comfortable.  I sat on the couch and eagerly spread out my booty.  "JOHN!!!  I am going in!"  He sprinted up the stairs.  Five for him and 5 for me.  I demonstrated how to eat the fruit.  He placed the first in his mouth and I awaited his response.  

Me:  "Well?  Thoughts?.....  Come. On!  John...."  He was killing me.
JR:  "They're...good."
Me:  "Shut up."
JR:  "Okay.  Really good.  Cannot figure out their profile, but I enjoy them."
Me: "Really?  I say they are a game changer.  Seriously.  They have changed my life."
JR:  "You really are a freak sometimes."

Yes, I am a freak.  Two days later we returned to Harrods.  John handed me some cash and I went straight to the mangosteens.  I purchased a pint of cherries and 10 mangosteens.  Upon realizing that I did not have enough queens in me pocket, I gave her my card.  I found JR.  I thought I was clear when he simply asked if I had any cash to get on the tube.  When I handed back the original amount he asked the question.  I had paid $60 for 10 mangosteen and a pint of cherries.  You have no idea the hell I paid.  



Dan scored 11 cases of mangosteen from John Vena at the docks.  I took home about 15 individual 'steens and eagerly fed them to my spawn. Michaela pronounced that they looked like Voldemort fetus, but enjoyed them none the less.  The boys requested the fruit for their lunches.  Sev even gave one to his teacher.  She is from Kenya and had never laid eyes nor ears on them.  They will be at all the cafes this week.  Mangosteen Sorbetto.  Get it while it's hot!



          Shane Confectionery   

The weather was so gorgeous yesterday, I found myself thinking of the beach. I grew up by the beach and I am extremely fair. As I have aged, I found myself to be increasingly intolerant of the sun's rays. It is quite unfortunate, as my husband is of the mediterranean variety, he lives to bakes in the sun. The mere threat of a sunny day causes a darkening of his skin. It is wonderful. When we holiday at the beach, I sit under a large umbrella wearing large glasses, a floppy hat and a gauzy coverup. Clearly I am happy. My kids are not. They want me in the water. I do not love going in the water. I just want to sit and read and listen to my kids laughter and the sound of the waves and seagulls. Beaches are surrounded by wonderful handmade confectionery stores. Think salt water taffy, chocolate, ice cream....

Back on point; I found myself longing for the beach. I was in Old City for a lunch and realized I was a block from Shane's Confectionery. I was a block away from the beach. Shane Confectionery is the sister store to the Franklin Fountain, the genius child of the Berley Brothers. Their commitment is incredibly admirable, as well as delicious. I love their ice cream and their fantastic soda fountain. The employees are dressed in period costumes. I adore it. They took over Shane's and did not abandon tried and true methods of traditional American confection. Bravo, men! I stopped in and bought an en