Singtel Innov8 ต้นแบบของ Corporate VC ฝั่งเอเชีย กับบทเรียนการลงทุนในสหรัฐ-อิสราเอล   

Singtel Innov8 (อ่านว่า "อินโนเวท") เป็นหน่วยลงทุนในสังกัดของ Singtel โอเปอเรเตอร์รายใหญ่ของเอเชียจากสิงคโปร์ หน้าที่ของ Innov8 คือเป็น corporate venture capital (CVC) ที่ออกไปลงทุนในบริษัทเทคโนโลยีทั่วโลก เพื่อสนับสนุนการทำธุรกิจของ Singtel ให้มีประสิทธิภาพมากขึ้น

ในยุคที่บริษัทยักษ์ใหญ่ของไทยแทบทุกรายประกาศทำ CVC ต้องถือว่า Innov8 เป็นต้นแบบของ CVC รายแรกๆ ในภูมิภาคนี้ (เริ่มทำปี 2011) และถือเป็นรายที่ประสบความสำเร็จมากรายหนึ่งด้วย

ในโอกาสที่คุณ Edgar Hardless ซีอีโอของ Innov8 เดินทางมายังเมืองไทย Blognone ก็มีโอกาสได้สัมภาษณ์เพื่อรับทราบประสบการณ์เหล่านี้

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อะไรคือเป้าหมายของ Innov8

Innov8 เป็น corporate venture capital (CVC) ในเครือ Singtel ดังนั้นเป้าหมายในการลงทุนจึงไม่ใช่ผลกำไรเป็นตัวเงินเหมือนกับ VC ทั่วไป แต่เป็นการลงทุนเพื่อสนับสนุนธุรกิจโอเปอเรเตอร์และดิจิทัลของ Singtel ให้ก้าวหน้าต่อไปได้ เราจึงเข้าไปลงทุนในบริษัทด้านต่างๆ เช่น เทคโนโลยีเครือข่าย ระบบความปลอดภัย AI ฯลฯ เพื่อเข้าถึงและนำเทคโนโลยีเหล่านี้มาใช้กับ Singtel

การวัดผลยังไม่จำเป็นต้องกลับมาเป็นตัวเงินอย่างการขายหุ้น IPO หรือบริษัทถูกซื้อกิจการโดยยักษ์ใหญ่ แต่อาจเป็นว่าเราไปลงทุนในบริษัทเจ้าของเทคโนโลยีส่งคลื่นความถี่ cellular ที่ประหยัดพลังงานกว่าเดิม 5% เมื่อนำมาใช้กับฐานลูกค้าของ Singtel กว่า 600 ล้านคนในเอเชีย-แอฟริกา แค่นี้ก็ลดต้นทุนได้มหาศาลแล้ว

กรอบการลงทุนของ Innov8 เลือกลงทุนอย่างไร

Innov8 มีงบประมาณสำหรับลงทุน 250 ล้านดอลลาร์ ต้องบอกว่ากองทุนของเราจะมีขนาดเม็ดเงินคงที่เสมอ ต่อให้ลงทุนแล้วได้กำไรกลับมา เราก็จะนำกลับมาเติมในกองทุนให้เป็น 250 ล้านดอลลาร์เช่นเดิม (evergreen fund) ด้วยเหตุผลอย่างที่กล่าวไปแล้วว่าเป้าหมายหลักไม่ใช่ผลตอบแทนเป็นตัวเงิน แต่เป็นการลงทุนเชิงยุทธศาสตร์

ตอนนี้เรามีบริษัทที่เข้าไปลงทุนประมาณ 60 บริษัท รายชื่อบริษัทเราไม่ได้เปิดเผยทั้งหมด (มีบางส่วนบนเว็บ Innov8) สัดส่วนการลงทุนแบบคร่าวๆ คือลงทุนในสหรัฐอเมริกาประมาณ 50%, อิสราเอล 25% และที่เหลือคือในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ (มีบริษัทไทย 2 รายที่ไม่เปิดเผยว่าเป็นบริษัทใด)

ที่ผ่านมา บริษัทที่เราเข้าไปลงทุนสามารถเติบโตระดับ Unicorn ได้ 3 รายคือ Jasper, Rocket Wireless และ Arista ซึ่งทั้งสามรายเป็นบริษัทในสหรัฐ แต่นอกจากบริษัทระดับ Unicorn ก็ยังมีอีกหลายบริษัทที่ exit ด้วยมูลค่าที่ดี

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Edgar Hardless ซีอีโอของ Innov8

อะไรคือเหตุผลที่ Singtel เน้นการลงทุนในสหรัฐอเมริกาและอิสราเอลเป็นหลัก

กรณีของสหรัฐอเมริกาคงตรงไปตรงมา เพราะเป็นตลาดไอทีที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก นวัตกรรมด้านดิจิทัลที่ก้าวหน้าที่สุดในโลกย่อมอยู่ในสหรัฐ

ส่วนอิสราเอล เหตุผลคือเป็นประเทศที่มีบริษัทสตาร์ตอัพด้าน network และ security ที่โดดเด่นมากแห่งหนึ่งของโลก ซึ่งสอดคล้องกับธุรกิจของ Singtel อยู่แล้ว

แนวคิดของ Singtel คือการนำนวัตกรรมเหล่านี้ที่เกิดในสหรัฐและอิสราเอล เข้ามาสู่ภูมิภาคเอเชียแปซิฟิก ดังนั้นเวลาเราไปคุยกับสตาร์ตอัพเหล่านี้ หลายบริษัทไม่ได้ต้องการเงินลงทุนเพียงอย่างเดียว แต่ในทางกลับกันก็สามารถใช้ประโยชน์จากเครือข่ายของ Singtel ในการเข้ามาทำตลาดเอเชียเช่นกัน ถือเป็นจุดแข็งอีกอย่างหนึ่งของเรา

มองสภาพตลาดสตาร์ตอัพในประเทศไทยอย่างไร

ในฐานะที่ Singtel Innov8 เข้ามาเกี่ยวข้องกับสตาร์ตอัพในไทยตั้งแต่แรกๆ (ผ่าน AIS ที่เป็นบริษัทในเครือ Singtel) ก็ต้องบอกว่าวงการสตาร์ตอัพไทยพัฒนาขึ้น ทั้งในเชิงคุณภาพและปริมาณ แต่เรื่องพวกนี้ต้องใช้เวลายาวนานกว่าจะเห็นผล อย่างในซิลิคอนวัลเลย์เองก็ต้องใช้เวลา 50-60 ปีกว่าจะสั่งสมมาได้ขนาดนี้ ดังนั้นต้องใจเย็นๆ

สิ่งที่แวดวงสตาร์ตอัพไทยยังขาดแคลนมากคือ ยังขาด experienced mentor หรือผู้ประกอบการที่เคยประสบความสำเร็จมาแล้ว รู้วิธีการบริหารสตาร์ตอัพ รู้วิธีการขยายตลาดไปนอกประเทศ ซึ่งประสบการณ์ของคนเหล่านี้จะเป็นประโยชน์มากต่อสตาร์ตอัพรุ่นใหม่ๆ และข้อได้เปรียบของสตาร์ตอัพในสหรัฐอเมริกาคือมีคนแบบนี้เยอะมาก คนที่เป็น serial entrepreneur ทำบริษัทสำเร็จมาแล้วหลายครั้ง

ข้อจำกัดของสตาร์ตอัพไทย และรวมถึงสตาร์ตอัพในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ประเทศอื่นๆ ด้วย คือยังขาด mindset ในการออกสู่ภูมิภาคนี้ เพราะตลาดประเทศเดียวไม่ใหญ่พอที่จะสร้างบริษัทขนาดใหญ่ได้ ทำธุรกิจไปถึงระดับหนึ่งแล้ว ยังไงก็ต้องพัฒนาตัวเองเป็นบริษัทระดับภูมิภาค

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ในฐานะที่ Innov8 เป็น CVC ที่ประสบความสำเร็จ มีบทเรียนอะไรอยากบอก CVC รุ่นใหม่ๆ บ้าง

สิ่งสำคัญที่สุดคือต้องรู้ตัวเองให้ชัดว่า เป้าหมายของการตั้ง CVC คืออะไรกันแน่ ทุกบริษัทที่ตั้ง CVC รู้ดีว่านวัตกรรมอยู่ภายนอกบริษัท แต่จะนำนวัตกรรมมาใช้ให้เหมาะกับธุรกิจเดิมของบริษัทอย่างไรให้เหมาะสม เป็นเรื่องที่แต่ละบริษัทต้องหาคำตอบกันเอง ดังนั้นการรู้ว่าเราต้องการอะไรจากโครงการ CVC จึงเป็นเรื่องสำคัญมาก

ในฐานะนักลงทุนด้านเทคโนโลยี คุณมองว่าเทคโนโลยีอะไรน่าจับตา

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Supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme, which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training - the employer focused arm of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in Northamptonshire - will work closely with Fairline to develop and deliver the apprenticeship training standards and assessments.

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship programme will be tailored to the requirements of the global luxury yachting industry and will be based at Fairline’s Oundle headquarters and at the college’s Corby campus. The apprenticeship scheme will be a four year programme, during which time apprentices will gain invaluable training and experience, and learn and develop the specialist skills and knowledge required in building luxury motor yachts.

Stefan Whitmarsh, Head of Engineering at Fairline, says, “We are excited to be working with the apprentices from Tresham, it’s a unique opportunity for the students to learn a wide variety of trades and specifically, boat building.  The new apprenticeship scheme forms part of the plan to strengthen our business for the future, and it’s a chance for the 22 apprentices to be part of a great British brand that delivers luxury boats to a global audience.”

Rachel Kay, Deputy Principal and MD at Tresham says, “This is an excellent career opportunity for young people, and a chance to get on board with a major global player in the luxury boating market.”

Paul Harris, Administrator of the Shipwright Apprenticeship Scheme, says, “Through discussions between Shipwrights and the British Marine Federation we are meeting with Colleges and local businesses, such as Tresham and Fairline, to secure the return of marine apprenticeships to the region.”

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The researchers said applicators should consider that mixing certain herbicides with water warmer than 41 degrees may enhance - certainly not harm - early spring or late fall burndown applications.

They also said the temperature of water stored in tanks above ground for more than one or two days should be monitored. "It is reasonable to expect that the air temperature can give you a rough estimate of the stored water's temperature," they wrote. "You can also use a thermometer."

The researchers said further research is needed to learn the exact reasons for the lower performance of herbicides mixed with cold water. They said, for instance, it is possible that low water temperature could affect how the herbicide dissolves, the spray droplet size or herbicide penetration into the target leaf.

The publication can be downloaded free of charge through Purdue Extension's The Education Store

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          Manager of Wealth Services - Diamond North Credit Union - Saskatchewan   
North East Saskatchewan. You are a dedicated and enthusiastic team player who possesses strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to continuous learning....
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          Comment on Are You Meal Hungry or Snack Hungry? by Helene   
Time for an old girl to 'weigh in'- sorry MY RD...I know what we think about scales! I will tell on myself in hopes of shining a light on the path ahead for the readers who can still jog, bounce the baby, make the meals, AND greet the husband with a smile instead of sore feet at the end of the day. As women age into their 60s, I think there is a mindset among some, certainly in my circle, to equate being thin with youthfulness and appeal. And so we postpone eating to watch those calories, metabolism having slowed a long time ago. Unfortunately we now struggle with osteoporosis and other maladies because of our controlled eating habits. I have learned, and continue to need reminding, to eat and, most important, I have seen a return of energy levels to see me through the day. So thank you Anne for helping me to see that food is not the enemy.
          Edson Barboza would fight Kevin Lee if Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov aren’t available   
Edson Barboza says rising lightweight Kevin Lee would learn things "the hard way, getting beat up in the cage" for his recent comments.
          What I think I've learnt: Part 2 - plus, an exciting announcement!   
I'll leave the exciting bit until the bottom of this post, and start with the second thing I think I've learnt thanks to Secrets & Speed Dating:

  • Use what I've already got
I'll be honest and admit I didn't figure this one out myself. My lovely friend Nikki Logan introduced me to this concept when I got really stuck about three quarters into the manuscript (the "right" version, for those who read Part One). My hero and heroine had just made love for the first time, and I'd written this lovely "morning after" scene. But... now what? I knew what my black moment was, but it was far too early for that. I knew I needed to show both my hero and heroine's reactions to this first night together and how nothing could ever be the same again... but the scene I was writing just felt boring.

I'd made the mistake in a previous version of the book of adding in a random plot twist ("ooh, let's have my heroine's mum turn up!"), so I knew that didn't work. But I needed *something* to happen. Something that wasn't contrived but that would keep the tension rolling along nicely.

And so Nikki said, "Didn't Sophie say in the previous chapter something something, why don't you use that?" (I'll let you read the book to find out what it was). This was a massive lightbulb for me. I'd had no idea I'd already set up the absolutely perfect scene (yay for my subconscious!) but I never would have noticed without Nikki's prompting. 

But of course, it makes perfect sense. By looking back what you are really doing is revisiting your characters - and their conflicts and motivations. By making sure you use something you've already got, you're ensuring it's the characters that are driving the story forward.

While I was fortunate to have a throw away line of dialogue to set up my next scene, I'd imagine that this probably isn't always the case. But I think the lesson still stands. Next time I get stuck, in a "what happens next?" moment, I'm going to go back and review what's come before. What have my character's already done? What have they talked about? What has happened? What would they do next?

So what do you think? Am I onto something here? (with apologies to Nikki who I have stolen this from - and quite possibly butchered in my expansion and explanation :) ).

And... now for the big news!

In about two hours, I become a LoveCat!!! I feel incredibly fortunate to have been invited to join the LoveCats - a group of Australian and New Zealand Harlequin Mills & Boon authors who have the fabulous LoveCats Down Under blog!

My official welcome post will appear very soon, where I get to answer some fun questions, and visitors get the chance to win an awesome book bundle prize!

Please come along and say hello - I'll be popping in as much as I can tomorrow.

          What I think I've learnt: Part 1   
Way to sound super confident, hey? But the title of this blog post is true, at this stage all I have is a list of things I *think* I've learnt through the process of rewriting, and rewriting, Secrets & Speed Dating. I think I need a few (lot!) more books under my belt before I'm vaguely confident I've learnt anything at all :)

But, as some of you seem to be interested in this (*waves at Autumn!*) this is the first in a series of blog posts that I'll write over the next few months, covering "the list" (which I emailed to myself a few days after my book was accepted while it was still fresh in my mind). I won't pretend that anything I'm about to share is particularly ground breaking, but for me, it was a combination of all these things (and sheer bloody mindedness) that got me over the line.

So...Part One:


a) Trust my instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it's not. 


b) This isn't the same as it being hard to write.


See, I said it wasn't ground breaking :) But here's the thing, even though I've always known this, I somehow managed to win New Voices even though I didn't think my Chapter Two was "right". It was quite literally the best I was possibly capable of at that moment in time (it went through MANY rewrites!) but deep down, I wasn't happy with it. Yet I got through to the Final 4, and then I won. 


So, my subconscious went...AWESOME! and started to let other writing through that also wasn't quite right.


This other writing is otherwise known as "Version One" of Secrets & Speed Dating, that made it to about 19,000 words before having to be scrapped.


Version Two was much better, it got rid of some of the "not right" stuff from Version One, but I still knew that something wasn't right. Like I'd make excuses for it while describing the story to my family and friends. It wasn't a bad story, it just wasn't the right story for me to be writing. But I was so obsessed with meeting my deadline, and there was quite literally no time for me to go with anything else. So I soldiered on.


When Version Two got dumped, I dumped it properly. ALL of the "not right" stuff went. Any line of dialogue, or piece of back story, or ANYTHING that I didn't like... even if it had been in the winning chapters, went. Even if I knew, logically, that there was NOTHING wrong with what I was deleting... if I knew it wasn't right - for me - I trusted myself.


And that's how I wrote all of Version Three. And yes, some parts were really really hard to write, and I stared at a white screen and flashing cursor and whinged, and cursed, and typed, and deleted... but I never let myself get past a page of "not right" without stopping, going back, and starting again.


I know there is a lot of advice out there about writing a discovery draft, or "you can't fix a blank page" and so on. And this is all perfectly valid, and I'm sure works for millions of people. But for me, it doesn't.


What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? I'd love to hear your thoughts!




          My Call Story   
I just have to mention again how amazing the past few days have been :) The congratulations I have received from members of the romance community - both blogland and through Romance Writers of Australia have just blown me away. Romance writers really are the best!

So, I guess I'd better tell you what happened after the end of New Voices way back in November?

Well - it turned out winning the competition was the easy bit.

My original deadline for my book was Christmas. So off I went, typing madly away, and sending chunks of my book off to my editor for feedback. All was going well... right?

By the end of November, and 19K into the book, my editor called - there were issues with my story. So I
threw out at least half of what I'd written, and tried again.

This time I got stopped at 27K words. This was about ten days before Christmas, and the email and subsequent phone call telling me all that wasn't working...well, they were just awful. Of course my editor was right (If I was honest, I knew it wasn't working), but I was very low and felt like a complete failure.

Surely by now Mills & Boon regretted choosing me as their winner?

With my editor's encouragement, I took a break over Christmas, and didn't start writing again until 2nd January. Amazingly, my editor still seemed to have faith in me!

This time I threw out everything - leaving less that 3000 words from the original book. If you read my competition entries, both the pivotal moment and 90% of chapter two is gone. My hero has totally changed. The book is SO much better for it.

I was determined to write my way this time, and while still taking on everything I learnt from my mentors during New Voices (and my editor subsequently), to trust my instincts.

The feedback on my first few chapters was very positive, as was the feedback on the first half of the book a few weeks later. We decided on a new deadline - 10th Feb.

I wrote like a mad thing, with my support team (including Nikki and Rach) getting me through. But I did
it - I subbed the book on time. A whole book in five weeks - this was amazing for slow typing, procrastinator me!

I got my revisions back quick smart (via phone call), which I managed to turn around in four days, and then had some final tiny sentence level tweaks to make. 

Then, on Friday, I got "the email". My book is to be published, and they want my next one too :)

So while I didn't get "the call", I'll claim my revision stage call as my call :) 

My editor called me yesterday with more details about release dates and so on - my book will come out as part of a New Voices anthology in the UK in October this year, and then as a Harlequin Romance in the US and M&B Sweet in Australia in 2012. My next book is due later this year!

It was hard - much harder than I anticipated when I won New Voices - but absolutely worth it.

And no... it hasn't sunk in yet :)

          Second chapter voting has begun!!!   
This is terrifying. My second chapter is right here: Secrets & Speed Dating, for anyone to read and comment about. It was scary enough posting chapter one, but this - this is something else.

I'd like to tell you how I was quietly determined to do my best this last week, and methodically worked my way through the chapter. Very calm, very controlled.

Of course, that would be a massive lie. I want this so badly and I got SO frustrated with myself that I couldn't get the chapter right first time.

On the plus side, I learnt I can write a lot when I set my mind to it. Here was my week:
  • Monday - submit Chapter Two draft to Team Jessica
  • Tuesday - get feedback
  • Wednesday - totally misinterpreting feedback, come up with an idea to address the areas of weakness.
  • Wednesday night - Team Jessica politely tells me that my idea sucks
  • Wednesday-Friday - Write almost totally new chapter, convinced that draft was awful
  • Friday - CPs tell me (very nicely) that there are some problems with my new chapter, and ask what happened to that good stuff from the draft?
  • Saturday - Take all the good bits of the draft and the new chapter, and create new chapter. Get some excellent feedback from Team Jessica and my amazing CPs.
  • Sunday - Make final tweaks and polish polish polish! 
Throughout all of this my incredible CPs kept me going with phone calls and emails (and one very timely calming cup of tea :) ), and my lovely partner even brought me cups of coffee without being asked :) I also managed to squeeze my full time job in somewhere, too.

I would love it if you could read my chapter, and if you like it, it would be super awesome if you voted for me :) To vote you need to register and log in, and you can only vote once.

Ohh - and did you see the very lovely button Lacey Devlin made for me (on the right)? How nice is she?

          And so it turns out...   
... I'm sensitive to pseudoephedrine. Unfortunately I learnt this at about 3.30am this morning when still totally wide awake - and I never have trouble sleeping - I read the fine text on my over the counter cold and flu tablets. And there it was: sleeplessness may also occur in individuals sensitive to pseudoephedrine. That must be me.

So, when my conference roomie's alarm went off I was still wide awake. I didn't sleep all night! Excellent start to the conference!!!

I felt scarily fine, so went to the first half of Deb Dixon's workshop. It was brilliant, but i need to get some sleep so I can still go to the cocktail party tonight. Housekeeping is finishing cleaning our room now, and then I'm going to have a nap.

I'm writing this on my iPhone so apologies if it makes little sense.

Right. Sleep time!!
          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 :)

          Coastal Walk and Beach Clean   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 16/08/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we take a cliff top walk to Robin Hoods Bay, admiring all of the animals from above. Then help us give Boggle Hole beach a thorough clean on the way back.
Main image: 
Boggle Hole beach
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
No
Admission details: 
FREE event
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Ana Cowie
Contact number: 
01262422103
Contact email: 
ana.cowie@ywt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
Not suitable for people with limited mobility
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots or sturdy walking shoes. All equipment provided.
Location
Meeting place: 
Meet outside of the Youth Hostel Boatshed.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Coastal Walk and Beach Clean   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 01/08/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we take a cliff top walk to Robin Hoods Bay, admiring all of the animals from above. Then help us give Boggle Hole beach a thorough clean on the way back.
Main image: 
Boggle Hole beach
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
No
Admission details: 
FREE event
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Ana Cowie
Contact number: 
01262422103
Contact email: 
ana.cowie@ywt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
Not suitable for people with limited mobility
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots or sturdy walking shoes. All equipment provided.
Location
Meeting place: 
Meet outside of the Youth Hostel Boatshed.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Coastal Walk and Beach Clean   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we take a cliff top walk to Robin Hoods Bay, admiring all of the animals from above. Then help us give Boggle Hole beach a thorough clean on the way back.
Main image: 
Boggle Hole beach
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
No
Admission details: 
FREE event
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Ana Cowie
Contact number: 
01262422103
Contact email: 
ana.cowie@ywt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
Not suitable for people with limited mobility
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots or sturdy walking shoes. All equipment provided.
Location
Meeting place: 
Meet outside of the Youth Hostel Boatshed.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Boggle Hole Seashore Safari   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Fri, 08/09/2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we go in search of the weird and wonderful wildlife living in the rockpools at Boggle Hole.
Main image: 
Velvet swimming crab with eggs
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Child Member/Youth Hostel Guest £4, Child Non-member £6, Accompanying Adults FREE
Audience: 
Families
Contact number: 
01904 659570
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots. All equipment provided. No nets and buckets please.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Boggle Hole Seashore Safari   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Thu, 07/09/2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we go in search of the weird and wonderful wildlife living in the rockpools at Boggle Hole.
Main image: 
Velvet swimming crab with eggs
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Child Member/Youth Hostel Guest £4, Child Non-member £6, Accompanying Adults FREE
Audience: 
Families
Contact number: 
01904 659570
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots. All equipment provided. No nets and buckets please.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Boggle Hole Seashore Safari   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 06/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we go in search of the weird and wonderful wildlife living in the rockpools at Boggle Hole.
Main image: 
Velvet swimming crab with eggs
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Child Member/Youth Hostel Guest £4, Child Non-member £6, Accompanying Adults FREE
Audience: 
Families
Contact number: 
01904 659570
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots. All equipment provided. No nets and buckets please.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Boggle Hole Seashore Safari   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we go in search of the weird and wonderful wildlife living in the rockpools at Boggle Hole.
Main image: 
Velvet swimming crab with eggs
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Child Member/Youth Hostel Guest £4, Child Non-member £6, Accompanying Adults FREE
Audience: 
Families
Contact number: 
01904 659570
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots. All equipment provided. No nets and buckets please.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Boggle Hole Seashore Safari   
Date / Time
Start date: 
Sun, 03/09/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Summary: 
Become wild about rockpools and learn more about Yorkshire's fascinating marine wildlife. Join us as we go in search of the weird and wonderful wildlife living in the rockpools at Boggle Hole.
Main image: 
Velvet swimming crab with eggs
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Capacity: 
40
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Child Member/Youth Hostel Guest £4, Child Non-member £6, Accompanying Adults FREE
Audience: 
Families
Contact number: 
01904 659570
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Dress for the weather and wear wellington boots. All equipment provided. No nets and buckets please.
Address
Location: 
YHA Boggle Hole, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe
County: 
North Yorkshire
Postcode: 
YO22 4UQ
Town: 
Whitby

          Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory?   

Would you mind if Democrats learned to be mindless?

Nevada Democrats do seem to have their acts together. They kept their heads in 2016 when everyone around them was losing theirs, and accomplished a good deal of what they wanted at the 2017 legislature. And 2018 seems to be coming into focus.…

Representative Jacky Rosen will run for the Senate after only a few months in Congress, and the Democrat could face a serious primary challenge. Whoever wins faces a vulnerable Republican, Dean Heller, the only GOP Senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton carried. Heller has managed to defend the Republican lack of transparency on health care legislation after falsely claiming Democrats did much the same thing on Obamacare. He also said both yes and no on how he’s going to vote on the un-Christian and anti-life bill his white male colleagues generated without a woman or person of color being involved before finally saying he wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form with Governor Brian Sandoval standing next to him—because Heller is not only bipartisan, but brave.

County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has declared his candidacy for governor. He may face a Democratic primary—his commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani is making noises (this could make the commission meetings must-see-TV). The winner of that contest will face Adam Laxalt, grandson of a major Nevada political figure. He’s also the hirer of outside lawyers who charge the state hundreds of thousands of dollars to do legal work that Laxalt’s people would be able to do if they were members of the Nevada bar, and he is a defender of Sheldon Adelson’s interests to the point that a Gaming Control Board chairman who’s never had the whiff of a taint of a sniff of a scandal attached to him decided he’d better record a conversation with Laxalt.


Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think.


These campaigns will unfold with Trump registering the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in an administration since polling was done with an abacus. But Republicans have won each special election so far, so why not think it can continue?

Well, let’s be fair. In each election, the Democratic candidate did far better than she or he normally would. In Georgia and South Carolina, in blood-red districts, the Democratic House candidate came within three points of the Republican.

But Republicans still won, and the reason is simple. To quote Charlie Pierce, America’s best political blogger (well, my favorite, anyway): “Through decades of constant and unrelenting pressure, and through finagling with the franchise in a hundred ways in a thousand places, the Republicans have compressed the votes they need into an unmovable, diamond-hard core that will vote in robotic lockstep for whoever it is that wins a Republican primary. In American politics today, mindlessness is one of the strongest weapons you can have. Republicans vote for Republicans in Republican districts.”

That Democrats lack mindlessness can be proved even without referring to certain lefties in 2016. Consider the response to recent Democratic defeats from D. Taylor, the Unite Here leader who was the driving force behind the Culinary in Las Vegas for so many years. Besides properly attacking the president, the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the GOP congressional caucus, he declared, “Hope is not a strategy and ‘resisting’ is not a plan. The Democratic Party is out of excuses on its electoral performances.… In red states or blue states, Democrats should be able to compete—and win.”

As Pierce shows, some of that point is debatable, but then we recall his union didn’t do all it could in 2014, out of displeasure with some provisions of Obamacare and the lack of movement on immigration reform. The Culinary Union was being mindful when it needed to be mindless.

Heller is in the Senate because in 2012, Shelley Berkley ran 85,000 votes behind Barack Obama while Heller ran 26,000 ahead of Mitt Romney. She won Clark County by 60,000 while Obama took it by 100,000. Obama carried Washoe County by 7,000, Heller by 20,000. Both large counties bear some credit or blame, depending on your political views.

Berkley faced attacks over ethics, but also Washoe choosing the northerner over the southerner, regardless of party. Did Democrats ask themselves who would most strongly support Obama, or was more “acceptable”? A minimal number of Republicans ask those questions. If more did, we might have a more mindful president.

Laxalt’s grandfather ran smart campaigns. But he won his first statewide race, for lieutenant governor, when Democrats refused to unite behind his opponent because of previous political battles. They were mindful when they should have been mindless, and have paid for it ever since.

And thereby hangs the tale. Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think. If Democrats don’t want Senator Heller and Governor Laxalt, they need to grasp that distinction.

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV

The post Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory? appeared first on Vegas Seven.


          Radically Distinct Radio with Jenn Morgan - Be Your Most Powerful Brand: Performance: How To Maximize Your Brand’s Power To Produce Results   
EpisodeIn today’s episode of Radically Distinct Radio, Dr. Pat and Jenn Morgan discuss the 5th pillar of the RAD Method: Performance. After all, it's Performance that will get you Results. Tune in and hear about the steps you can take to accomplish the results you're looking for. Everything will be explained such as: what exactly is brand power and how do you make it work for you and your business? You'll also learn the elements of an effective strategic plan and how to close the gap between ...
          Radically Distinct Radio with Jenn Morgan - Be Your Most Powerful Brand: Recoverying From A Business Loss   
EpisodeToday Jenn takes on taking a loss in business, how it feels, how to deal with it, how to recover from it and how to learn from it!
          Radically Distinct Radio with Jenn Morgan - Be Your Most Powerful Brand: The RAD Method: Pillar 2, Perception: Becoming A Better CEO of Your Life & Business   
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Thanks for all the advice. My unit, the LG I linked to above, has been installed and so far so good. I had to cut the window panel to size so that it would fit.

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          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
Thank you Cathy Karen
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Cathy Jo Nelson   
http://www.eventscribe.com/uploads/eventScribe/PDFs/2017/2187/418775.pdf
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Cathy Jo Nelson   
Yep, the slides are visible when you log in to the scheduler on the ALA Annual Conference 2017 site.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by A teacher and a parent   
@Darlene, you may be missing my point. Private (independent) schools can do whatever they want in their classrooms and libraries because they are privately funded. I have no problem with that. However, publicly funded schools and libraries have an obligation to taxpayers to be neutral and balanced.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Darlene   
Independent schools are as concerned about social justice issues and fairness in school libraries as public institutions are.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
Rachel, I think you have to log in to see the slides. I have an email in to Cory to find out if that is true. Karen
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
It is my understanding that you have to log in to see the slides? Karen
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Angela Germany   
I enjoyed reading this article and would like to see your slides. Like the other comments above, I am also having trouble accessing the slides. When I follow the link there are no slides. I went to the ALA Annual Conference website and it shows where you can download the slides but they are greyed-out and not available. I appreciate your help.
          Endpoint Security Specialist (Government)   
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          à rebours: backward   
Part of speech: adverb
Example sentence:Ce matin, les élèves ont appris à compter à rebours de 20 à 0 pour travailler leur mémoire.
Sentence meaning: This morning the pupils learned to count backward from 20 to 0 to work on their memory.

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          When Is The Earth Farthest From The Sun? The Answer May Surprise You!   

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          Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to July 2017   

Summer is a great time to stargaze! Learn what exciting things you can expect to see in the sky this month.

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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

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          Shorty Rogers - Chances Are ... It Swings   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


At the time of its issuance in 1959, I took the personnel on Shorty Rogers’ RCA album Chances Are It Swings [RD-27149 MONO; LSP-1978 Stereo] for granted.


I mean doesn’t every studio big band recording have the likes of Shorty, Don Fagerquist, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, Ollie Mitchell and Ray Triscari in its trumpet section?


Can you imagine, seven, 7, SEVEN! first call trumpet players - with four of them bona fide lead trumpet players - made that album and that doesn’t include Conrad Gozzo, lead trumpet player par excellence.


The rest of the band reads like a Who’s Who of Los Angeles based studio-Jazz musicians including: Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Harry Betts and Dick Nash, trombone, Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Paul Horn and Bud Shank, clarinet flute, alto sax, Richie Kamuca and Bill Holman, tenor sax and Chuck Gentry on baritone sax; Howard Roberts and Barney Kessel, guitar; Gene Estes on vibes [replaced by Red Norvo on 4 tracks]; Pete Jolly, piano; Joe Mondragon, bass [replaced by Monty Budwig on 4 tracks]; Mel Lewis, drums.


Wow - quel band!


And then there’s Shorty’s absolutely magnificent big band charts with their pleasing to the ear and very original voicings [in some places, the melodies are carried on flugelhorn, clarinet and vibes in unison].


The arrangements are full of surprises - bombastic trumpet “chords” used as short phrases to punctuate and pop the music, perfectly placed drums fill, kicks and licks and lopping sax soli - all in the cause of emphasizing continuous swing in the music.


Dating back to his work with Woody Herman in the mid-1940’s through to his association with Stan Kenton in the early 1950s, Shorty had accumulated a wealth of experience writing for a big bands.


But after leaving Kenton and joining Howard Rumsey’s All-Stars at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, CA and concurringly forming his own quintet - The Giants - Shorty primarily concentrated on writing for small groups. Chances Are It Swings marked Shorty’s return to big band arranging, this time fronting his own band.


Obviously, with the lineup listed above, everyone in town wanted to be in it.


And why not? Shorty’s music was fun to play.


The music on Chances Are It Swings is drawn from a single composer - Robert Allen. Allen wrote a number of popular songs following  performed by Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Durante, Kate Smith, the Shirelles, the Four Lads and many other singers in the 1950's and 60's, and some became pop standards.


John Tynan describes more of the Rogers and Allen connection in the following liner notes to Chances Are It Swings after which you’ll find a video featuring Shorty’s band performing Chances Are.


“That fickle lass, Jazz, is a volatile wench of multicolored moods. She can be broadly bluesy or subtly cool, rubbing elbows with disparate sources from the guitar-strumming Mississippi cotton picker to the urbane Cole Porter. Though her demands may be finicky at times "La Jazz" imposes one basic prerequisite on those who would court her: the music on which she swings must be high caliber. This alliance of arranger-trumpeter Shorty Rogers and songwriter Robert Allen proves a happy combination of brilliant arranging and hit songs. Allen's songs pear melodic witness that real talent, no matter how long its incubation period, must express itself.


"I've been writing songs for only about six years" Allen explains, "Before 1952, I played jazz piano in New York night clubs. Nothing very far out. Certainly nothing to cheer about." After a half dozen years on the club circuit, the constant urge to write became a nagging ache. "I found myself thinking about writing all the time," says Allen. "It was bugging me. And I found myself losing the incentive to play. All I could think about was writing songs... it became an obsession." Allen's obsession turned out to be magnificent. In the past three years alone some 80 per cent of his tunes have been hits. There are no less than seven "smashes" in this album.


Of Rogers' work in adapting his songs to big jazz band interpretation, Allen waxes lyrical. "This album is today," he exults. "It's revolutionary in concept when you consider the popular music picture today. Unlike so much jazz being currently produced, this set is not living in yesterdays music... I'm firmly convinced that Shorty has established twelve standards with his treatment of my tunes." Positive that"... it's impossible lor things ready to swing unless you understand the material," the composer declares that Rogers has succeeded in revealing facets of his songs never before revealed. "You know," Allen muses, "when songs become popular hits, most people don't think of their chordal structure in jazz terms. They're played on the neighborhood jukeboxes, people whistle and hum them—but there's where their musical interest ends." Yet, in Allen's opinion, the heyday of big bands was marked by successful, valid jazz treatments of then current popular songs. He cites Jimmie Lunceford's "Ain't She Sweet," Count Basie’s "Cheek to Cheek" end Duke Ellington's "Caravan" and points out that some of the best jazz of the Thirties was blown on a pop song by Fats Waller — "Honeysuckle Rose."


The composer contends a similar approach should apply to good contemporary popular songs. "When the public hears an album of familiar pop songs with good jazz treatment," Allen conjectures, "maybe they'll like it well enough to buy it. And m passing they just might learn a thing or two about good music This worked in the old days; no reason why it shouldn't again." As Shorty Rogers' imaginative arrangements demonstrate, jazz can be written into and improvised on most music of real merit. As vehicles for the driving solos of both Shorty and some of the best jazz horn men in Hollywood (necessarily uncredited), the album turns out to be mighty creditable jazz indeed.


Shorty's tightly controlled modern trumpet style, born of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, had its genesis in the early days of the bebop era even before Shorty became one of the star soloists in Woody Herman's First Herd. Today he is no more a "typical bebopper" than is writer Allen. Domesticated in Southern California since 1947, the 34-year-old trumpeter is one of the busiest arrangers on the Coast. From the cluttered workroom behind his Van Nuys home, Shorty turns out arrangements for a wide variety of RCA Victor recordings— from commercial pop vocal singles to his own big band jazz albums such as CHANCES ARE IT SWINGS.

Needless to say, chances that this album swings are better than even. In fact, grins Shorty, the element of chance that it would not never once entered his mind.
—John Tynan”




          Mulgrew Miller: “Living in the Shadows of Giants”   

© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


“Don’t cross a bridge to get home or to work:” I guess the expression contains more than a hint of caution and admonition, especially if you’ve lived some time in the San Francisco Bay area and seen the nightmarish traffic back-ups a closed bridge can cause on the local, television news.

Thankfully, I never experienced such a delay in all the years I lived and worked in San Francisco,

But I sure caught a taste of what such an experience would be like as I was headed north back to the Oakland, CA airport to catch a return flight to my relocated home in southern California following some business appointments in the Silicon Valley.

A major accident on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland had caused a traffic back-up so serious that it extended south on US 880 to about 10 miles below the airport.

The was no alternative and plenty of later flights so I just relaxed and turned on the FM-Jazz station while I waited things out in the rental car that was crawling along at death-defying speed of 3 MPH.

The radio broadcast that I tuned into was an interview with pianist Mulgrew Miller who was appearing through the upcoming weekend with his trio at Yoshi’s Jazz Club located on a portion of the waterfront which the City of Oakland had reclaimed from surplus shipping docks and refurbished into a lovely commercial-cum-residential area.

I knew of Mulgrew’s work through recordings he had made during his long association with drummer Tony Williams’ quintet in the 1980s and 1990s, but I had never heard him play in person.

He sounded very warm and cordial during the radio interview and I thought, “Well, at the rate things are going with the crawling traffic, maybe I’ll just book into a local hotel and catch one of Mulgrew’s sets at Yoshi’s.”

Of all the remarks Mulgrew made during the exchange with the interviewer, one stayed with me: “It’s tough to get any recognition as a Jazz musician today because we are living in the shadow of Giants.”

This is not verbatim, but earlier in his talk, Mulgrew had said that many of the pianists  during the bebop era, for example Al Haig, Joe Albany, Dodo Marmarosa, John Lewis, and even some pianists during the later hard bop era like Sonny Clark, Horace Silver and Walter Bishop, Jr., were not original stylists.

They basically played in the manner of Bud Powell and gained a certain measure of recognition and approval for being able to do so.

But musicians like himself, who continue in this bebop piano tradition and perhaps add some of the newer influences like Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner or Keith Jarrett to their approach get little respect because we are not “… the next Bud Powell or Art Tatum or Bill Evans.”

“Why? Not all of us can be giants like Bud and Art or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. We are doing our part to keep the Jazz tradition alive and even move it forward a little, but we get little respect for what we do accomplish and put down for what we don’t.”


None of this was conveyed with animosity by Mulgrew, but you could certainly sense his disappointment and his displeasure.

The interview then trailed off and was replaced by the playing of one of Mulgrew’s recordings in its entirety.

By some miracle I was just pulling into the hired car parking lot when the interviewer returned so I did not get to hear the rest of Mulgrew’s talk.

The following year The Mulgrew Miller Trio Live at Yoshi’s was issued as a double CD on MaxJazz [[MXJ 212/208] and I picked up a copy along with the March 1, 2005 edition of Downbeatin which the following article about Mulgrew by Ted Panken appeared.

Mulgrew passed away on May 28, 2013 and the editorial staff at JazzProfiles thought it might be nice to remember him on these pages with a reprint of his Downbeat interview and the Nat Chinen obituary that was published in The New York Times.  

Copyright © Downbeat/Ted Panken/2005 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.

Mulgrew Miller: No Apologies 

“Ironies abound in the world of Mulgrew Miller. On the one hand, the 49-year-old pianist is, as Eric Reed pointed out, "the most imitated pianist of the last 25 years." On the other, he finds it difficult to translate his exalted status into full-blown acceptance from the jazz business.

"It's a funny thing about my career," Miller said. "Promoters won't hire my band, but they'll book me as a sideman and make that the selling point of the gig. That boggles my mind."

Miller would seem to possess unsurpassed qualifications for leadership. As the 2004 trio release Live At Yoshi's (MaxJazz) makes evident, no pianist of Miller's generation brings such a wide stylistic palette to the table. A resolute modernist with an old-school attitude, he's assimilated the pentagonal contemporary canon of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, as well as Woody Shaw's harmonic innovations, and created a fluid personal argot.

His concept draws on such piano-as-orchestra signposts as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and Erroll Garner, the "blowing piano" of Bud Powell, the disjunctive syncopations and voicings of Thelonious Monk, and the melodic ingenuity of gums like Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and Cedar Walton. With technique to burn, he finds ways to conjure beauty from pentatonics and odd intervals, infusing his lines with church and blues strains and propelling them with a joyous, incessant beat.


"I played with some of the greatest swinging people who ever played jazz, and I want to get the quality of feeling I heard with them," Miller said. "It's a sublime way to play music, and the most creative way to express myself. You can be both as intellectual and as soulful as you want, and the swing beat is powerful but subtle. I think you have to devote yourself to it exclusively to do it at that level."

Consequential apprenticeships with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin and Shaw launched Miller's career. A 1983-'86 stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers put his name on the map, and he cemented his reputation during a long association with Tony Williams' great cuspof-the-'90s band, a sink-or-swim environment in which Miller thrived, playing, as pianist Anthony Wonsey recalls, "with fire but also the maturity of not rushing."

By the mid '80s, Miller was a fixture on
New York's saloon scene. Later, he sidemanned extensively with Bobby Hutcherson, Benny Golson, James Moody and Joe Lovano, and from 1987 to 1996 he recorded nine trio and ensemble albums for Landmark and RCANovus.

Not long after his 40th birthday, Miller resolved to eschew club dates and one-offs, and to focus on his own original music. There followed a six-year recording hiatus, as companies snapped up young artists with tenuous ties to the legacy of hardcore jazz.

"I won't call any names," Miller says, "but a lot of people do what a friend of mine calls 'interview music.' You do something that's obviously different, and you get the interviews and a certain amount of attention. Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art, and I've observed it to be heavily critiqued by people who attribute progressivity to music that lacks a folk element. When Charlie Parker developed his great conception, the folk element was the same as Lester Young and the blues shouters before him. Even when Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane played their conceptions, the folk element was intact. But now, people almost get applauded if they don't include that in their expression. If I reflected a heavy involvement in Arnold Schoenberg or some other ultra-modern composers, then I would be viewed differently than I am. Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.

"A lot of today's musicians learn the rudiments of playing straight-ahead, think they've got it covered, become bored, and say, 'Let me try something else,'" Miller continued. "They develop a vision of expanding through different areas - reggae here, hip-hop there, blues here, soul there, classical music over here and being able to function at a certain level within all those styles. Rather than try to do a lot of things pretty good, I have a vision more of spiraling down to a core understanding of the essence of what music is."

This being said, Miller-who once wrote a lovely tune called "Farewell To Dogma" -continues to adhere to the principle that "there is no one way to play jazz piano and no one way that jazz is supposed to sound." He is not to be confused with the jazz police. His drummer, Karriem Riggins, has a second career as a hip-hop producer, and has at his fingertips a lexicon of up-to-the-second beats. When the urge strikes, bassist Derrick Hodge might deviate from a walking bass line to slap the bass Larry Graham style. It's an approach familiar to Miller, who grew up in
Greenwood, Miss., playing the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Al Green in various Upper Delta cover bands.

"It still hits me where I live," he says. "It's Black music. That's my roots. When I go home, they all know me as the church organist from years ago, so it's nothing for me to walk up to the organ and fit right in. I once discussed my early involvement in music with Abdullah Ibrahim, and he described what I went through as a community-based experience. Before I became or wanted to become a jazz player, I played in church, in school plays, for dances and for cocktail parties. I was already improvising, and always on some level it was emotional or soul or whatever you want to call it. I was finding out how to connect with people through music.

"By now, I have played jazz twice as long as I played popular music, and although that style of playing is part of my basic musical being, I don't particularly feel that I need to express myself through it," he continued. "It's all blues. The folk element of the music doesn't change. The blues in 1995 and in 1925 is the same thing. The technology is different. But the chords are the same, the phrasing is the same, the language is the same-exact same. I grew up on that. It's a folk music. Folk music is not concerned with evolving."

For all his devotion to roots, Miller is adamant that expansion and evolution are key imperatives that drive his tonal personality. "I left my hometown to grow, and early on I intended to embrace as many styles and conceptions as I could," he said. "When I came to
New York I had my favorites, but there was a less celebrated, also brilliant tier of pianists who played the duo rooms, and I tried to hear all of those guys and learn from them. The sound of my bands changes as the musicians expand in their own right. I'm open, and all things are open to interpretation. I trust my musicians-their musicianship, insights, judgments and taste-and they tend to bring things off in whatever direction they want to go. In the best groups I played with, spontaneity certainly was a strong element."

Quiet and laid-back, determined to follow his muse, Miller may never attain mass consumption. But he remains sanguine.

"I have moments, but I don't allow myself to stay discouraged for long," he said. "I worked hard to maintain a certain mental and emotional equilibrium. It's mostly due to my faith. I don't put all my eggs in that basket of being a rich and famous jazz guy. That allows me a certain amount of freedom, because I don't have to play music for money. I play music because I love it. I play the music I love with people I want to play with. I have a long career behind me. I don't have to apologize to anybody for any decisions I make." -Ted Panken” 

Mulgrew Miller, Dynamic Jazz Pianist, Dies at 57

Copyright © The New York Times/Nate Chinen/May 29, 2013.

“Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa. He was 57.

The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday.

Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.

He was a widely respected bandleader, working either with a trio or with the group he called Wingspan, after the title of his second album. The blend of alto saxophone and vibraphone on that album, released on Landmark Records in 1987, appealed enough to Mr. Miller that he revived it in 2002 on “The Sequel” (MaxJazz), working in both cases with the vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Among Mr. Miller’s releases in the last decade were an impeccable solo piano album and four live albums featuring his dynamic trio.


Mr. Miller could seem physically imposing on the bandstand — he stood taller than six feet, with a sturdy build — but his temperament was warm and gentlemanly. He was a dedicated mentor: his bands over the last decade included musicians in their 20s, and since 2005 he had been the director of jazz studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

If his sideman credentials overshadowed his solo career, it wasn’t hard to see why: he played on hundreds of albums and worked in a series of celebrated bands. His most visible recent work had been with the bassist Ron Carter, whose chamberlike Golden Striker Trio featured Mr. Miller and the guitarist Russell Malone on equal footing; the group released a live album, “San Sebastian” (In+Out), this year.

Born in Greenwood, Miss., on Aug. 13, 1955, Mr. Miller grew up immersed in Delta blues and gospel music. After picking out hymns by ear at the family piano, he began taking lessons at age 8. He played the organ in church and worked in soul cover bands, but devoted himself to jazz after seeing Mr. Peterson on television, a moment he later described as pivotal.

At Memphis State University, he befriended two pianists, James Williams and Donald Brown, both of whom later preceded him in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Mr. Miller spent several years with that band, just as he did with the trumpeter Woody Shaw, the singer Betty Carter and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, led by Ellington’s son, Mercer. Mr. Miller worked in an acclaimed quintet led by the drummer Tony Williams from the mid-1980s until shortly before Williams died in 1997.

Mr. Miller’s survivors include his wife, Tanya; his son, Darnell; his daughter, Leilani; and a grandson. He lived in Easton, Pa.

Though he harbored few resentments, Mr. Miller was clear about the limitations imposed on his career. “Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art,” he said in a 2005 interview with DownBeat magazine, differentiating his own unassuming style from the concept-laden, critically acclaimed fare that he described as “interview music.” He added, “Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.”


But Mr. Miller worked with so many celebrated peers, like the alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, that his reputation among musicians was ironclad. And his legacy includes a formative imprint on some leading players of the next wave, including the drummer Karriem Riggins and the bassist Derrick Hodge, who were in one of his trios. The pianist Robert Glasper once recorded an original ballad called “One for ’Grew,” paying homage to a primary influence. On Monday, another prominent pianist, Geoffrey Keezer, attested on Twitter that seeing Mr. Miller one evening in 1986 was “what made me want to be a piano player professionally.”

In the performance from the At Yoshi’s 2004 double CD that forms the sound track for this video tribute to him, Mulgrew has cleverly adopted Comes Love to the arrangement Ahmad Jamal used on Poinciana from his At The Pershing Room Argo LP, one of the most successful Jazz recordings ever issued.

The insistent rhythm is formed by Karriem Riggins use of mallets on the drum set’s tom toms and the insistent accent played by the high hat on the 2nd and 4thbeat of each measure.

On the original version, instead of the usual “clicking” sound made by stepping on the high hat’s cymbals to close them, Ahmad’s drummer, Vernel Fournier, played the high hat cymbals open [barely touching them together] creating more of a “chinging” sound to simulate finger cymbals.

You can hear this effect in a more pronounced manner as played by Karriem at 4:21 minutes of Mulgrew’s version.





          Pops and O.P. - "You Go To My Head"   
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“Louis Armstrong  was the father of “vernacular music,” which was made possible by the microphone.  Anyone with any kind of contemporary rhythmic concept —be they singer, instrumentalist, or composer-arranger— owes a debt to Armstrong.  By the way, my favorite Armstrong performance, both playing and singing, is his 1957 recording of “You Go To My Head” with Oscar Peterson. If you want to understand where Miles Davis came from, and why Armstrong is still relevant today, listen to this.  I often play it for students, and many of them find it a life-changing record.”
- Bill Kirchner, Jazz musician


Returning to the subject of favorite recordings, Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [825 713-2] has been included in that group since Verve released it in 1957.


Louis’ meeting with Oscar Peterson's trio, is as Richard Cook and Brian Morton in The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 6th Ed “perhaps a mixed success, but nevertheless an intriguing disc.”


Peterson can't altogether avoid his besetting pushiness, yet he's just as often sotto voce [a quiet or understated voice; literally “under the voice”] in accompaniment, and on the slower tunes especially - Sweet Lorraine and Lets Fall In Love and You Go To My Head.”


But the important point here is that “the chemistry works, and Louis is certainly never intimidated.”


I also agree with them when they assert: “It’s good to hear [Pops] on material more obviously 'modern' than he normally tackled and, although he sometimes gets the feel of a song wrong, he finds a surprising spin tor several of the lyrics.”


But I think, the most important point to be made in its favor is that, thanks again to the intercession of impresario Norman Granz in, that the album exists!


How many times have you heard friends’ remarks about Wish List recordings - “Gee, I wonder what it would have sounded like to have so-and-so performing with such-and-such - while knowing that the reality is that’s never going to happen because those artists are no longer with us?


I’ve often longed for a Louis Armstrong-Art Tatum recording, but that never happened, either. Thankfully, this one did, especially since Oscar Peterson gets a close to Tatum as anyone ever did.


Put another way, although a modern stylist and very much his own man, Peterson’s homage to Tatum is very much apparent in his playing and is what I think that Cook-Morton are referring to when they mention Oscar’s “besettling pushiness.” But that’s not the way I hear it. What’s on display here is a great accompanist offering his talents to a great soloist, one very much deserving of his respect.


More about the special nature of Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [Verve 825 713-2] is revealed in Leonard Feather's liner notes from the original LP release of this material:


"When I was a kid," Louis Armstrong says, "I used to go singing around in churches or choirs or on street corners. You'd get four hustlers on a corner who could make a sharp quartet. 1 was about seven years old when I started singing. We'd pass the hat and sometimes we'd make as much as $1.50 a night. That was like $150 a night now"


This recollection places Satchmo's vocal career ahead of his horn-blowing life by several years and means that he has been singing, for pleasure and money, over half a century. Since today his popularity with the general public can be credited even more to his singing than to the trumpet that originally made him a globally known figure, and since the present album is basically a set of vocal performances, it is interesting to note that this thorny, rock-bottomed approach to the use of the human voice predated (and in a sense predicted) similar melodic and rhythmic nuances on the cornet and trumpet.


As George Avakian pointed out in The Jazz Makers (Grove Press), Louis "developed a whole school of jazz singing, based on a literal interpretation of the folk and blues singers' approach to the voice as an instrument. Louis showed that the emotional meaning of o lyric can be expressed through vocal inflections and improvisations of a purely instrumental quality just as effectively — more so, in fact — as through words. This line of development paralleled the growth of his instrumental influence. It still embraces every jazz and popular singer today"


All this can be applied at full strength to the dozen interpretations on these sides of material that generally falls in the popular song category. What Louis may lack in clear understanding of the lyrics' meaning in occasional lines is more than compensated by his overall feeling for the mood of both lyrics and melody. And there are, of course, additional virtues in the presence of his companions. The Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One (Louis Bellson again rounds out the rhythm section as he did on previous albums in which Oscar's trio played for Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and others) is perhaps the most perfectly integrated rhythmic unit of its kind in contemporary jazz.

Peterson's background is about as different from Louis' as Admiral Byrd's from Dr. Livingstone's; yet it is this very contrast, and the eclectic quality in his work, that makes him the ideal accompanist, for any singer or instrumentalist of any jazz school. What Louis learned on the streets and in the Waifs' Home in New Orleans has its best possible complement in what Oscar learned during rigorous classical studies north of the border. Neither had to bend a millimeter in musical concession to the other; the blend of spontaneous musicianship and academic knowledge was natural and immediate.


All the songs in this are from 15 to 30 years old; all have been used extensively by jazzmen, though in several instances Louis had never before recorded them. ...


You Go To My Head is, unless memory fails, Louis' first recorded performance of a number he could and should have introduced as soon as it was published, over 20 years ago. Perhaps in an effort to compensate for keeping us waiting so long, he plays an entire chorus and sings another. Not since Billie Holiday has there been a comparable sympathetic treatment….


Hearing Louis in the un-frilled, ungimmicked setting of the Oscar Peterson rhythm section will be a treat for those who have often seen him in person and wished for fewer encumbrances. Basically Louis needs nobody but Louis — he could stand all alone in the middle of the Sahara, singing selected excerpts from the Tunis telephone directory, and we suspect he could make it for a week without food and water. But if there must be someone else, let it be the man whose team made this
session such a happy occasion for all concerned. The meeting of Armstrong and Peterson marked one of the most catalytic moments since the day when Peterson met Norman Granz.”


Of You Go To My Head, Ted Gioia has written in The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire [Oxford]


You Go to My Head
Composed by J. Fred Coots, with lyrics by Haven Gillespie


“In 1934, this same songwriting duo collaborated on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which endeared itself to Mom and Dad by getting countless youngsters to move from the naughty to nice cohort group. Four years later, some of those nice kids had grown up, but I'm confident few parents encouraged their headstrong teens to follow the lead of the new Gillespie-Coots hit "You Go to My Head." This song was a paean to romantic infatuation, packed with similes relating love to booze; in the course of a few bars — musical ones, that is, not those called "Dew Drop Inn" — we get references to champagne, burgundy, and a kicker of julep. Indeed, this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.


If the words were a bit too sophisticated for the kids, so was the music. "You Go to My Head" is an intricately constructed affair with plenty of harmonic movement. The song starts in a major key, but from the second bar onward, Mr. Coots seems intent on creating a feverish dream quality tending more to the minor mode. The release builds on the drama, and the final restatement holds some surprises as well. The piece would be noteworthy even if it lacked such an exquisite coda, but those last eight bars convey a sense of resigned closure to the song that fittingly matches the resolution of the lyrics.


Four artists had hit records with this song during the summer 051938. Larry Clinton's version was the biggest success, reaching as high as #3, but Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra each enjoyed placement in the top 20 with their releases. The song fell out of circulation during the early 19403, but was widely covered during the second half of the decade, with artists from a range of stylistic camps — including Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, Lena Home, Coleman Hawkins, Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, and Lennie Tristano — bringing their individual talents to bear on it.


Vocalists tend to take this song at a "deep ballad" tempo, sometimes so extremely slow that they test the competence of the rhythm section to maintain a sense of swing while moving along at less than 40 beats per minute. Check out the recordings by Betty Carter and Shirley Horn for examples of how this can work when the instrumentalists on hand match the skill of the singer. In contrast, Bill Evans — whom one might expect to linger over the chart — delivers a simmering hard bop treatment on his 1962 Interplay album, helped along by Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard.


Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond take a different approach in their 1952 duet performance from Storyville, mixing romanticism and cerebral deconstruction in equal doses. Desmond had such fondness for this recording that when he and Brubeck reunited for a duet project in 1975, he wanted to showcase "You Go to My Head" again, and the song served as the emotional centerpiece of the resulting album. Both versions are worth hearing, but the earlier track is especially revealing of the simpatico relationship between these two artists, and is my favorite performance from their work for the Fantasy label.”


Here’s a video of Pops and OP performing You Go to My Head.




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EpisodeAre you one of the millions of women who struggle to take your career to the next level? Do money and finances stress you out? Are you ready to have more financial success, but lack the courage or know-how to get from one step to the next? Join Dr. Friedemann and his special guest Chellie Campbell, bestselling author of From Worry to Wealthy, to learn how you can win at life and work.  Achieve Financial Freedom for Life with Chellie Campbell’s No-Stress Succe ...
          Empowerment Radio with Dr. Friedemann Schaub: How to Make Meditation a Way of Living with Michael Sandler   
EpisodeHave you ever struggled to learn how to meditate? Do you find it difficult to sit still and relax your mind? Did you know there are many different forms of meditation, which don’t require to sit and close your eyes? Join Dr. Friedemann Schaub and his special guest, award-winning author and speaker Michael Sandler of InspireNation to find out how you can integrate mindfulness and meditation into your daily activities. Learn effective practices to achieve balance, peace and c ...
          Book Club Contest for July 2017   
_____________________________ USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble invites book clubs back to the danger and romance of Rock Harbor. Beneath Copper Falls Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor? As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride […]
          The Wave of a New AI   
Nice, non-technical overview in CACM look at emerging technologies that are supporting advances in AI.  Useful with management to consider areas of interest.   Will this push us over the hype edge for real intelligent value?

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave    By Gary Anthes 
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 7, Pages 19-21

Artificial intelligence (AI), once described as a technology with permanent potential, has come of age in the past decade. Propelled by massively parallel computer systems, huge datasets, and better algorithms, AI has brought a number of important applications, such as image- and speech-recognition and autonomous vehicle navigation, to near-human levels of performance.

Now, AI experts say, a wave of even newer technology may enable systems to understand and react to the world in ways that traditionally have been seen as the sole province of human beings. These technologies include algorithms that model human intuition and make predictions in the face of incomplete knowledge, systems that learn without being pre-trained with labeled data, systems that transfer knowledge gained in one domain to another, hybrid systems that combine two or more approaches, and more powerful and energy-efficient hardware specialized for AI. .... " 
          A Beginners Guide and Tutorial for GANs   
Via O'Reilly, supported by Google. A Simplified Tutorial.  Instructive, not the idea of a network generating content.

Beginner's guide to GANs

This tutorial will show you how to build a generative adversarial network that learns to generate handwritten digits—essentially you'll teach a neural network how to write. You can download and modify the code from this tutorial on GitHub.

Generative Adversarial Networks for Beginners
Build a neural network that learns to generate handwritten digits.
By Jon Bruner,  Adit Deshpande  
Practical Generative Adversarial Networks for Beginners

You can download and modify the code from this tutorial on GitHub ... 

According to Yann LeCun, “adversarial training is the coolest thing since sliced bread.” Sliced bread certainly never created this much excitement within the deep learning community. Generative adversarial networks—or GANs, for short—have dramatically sharpened the possibility of AI-generated content, and have drawn active research efforts since they were first described by Ian Goodfellow et al. in 2014.

GANs are neural networks that learn to create synthetic data similar to some known input data. For instance, researchers have generated convincing images from photographs of everything from bedrooms to album covers, and they display a remarkable ability to reflect higher-order semantic logic.   .... " 


          Recommender Engine in Cortana   
Good instructive example for Cortana.  How easy is this for maintaining the recommendations?   I like to show these kinds of examples because they include simple business process.  Which is forgotten these days when mentioning AI.

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog
Using a recommendation system in an application
by Ankit Asthana, Principal PM VS.NET at Microsoft.

Recommendation systems are extremely popular today and are used everywhere, to predict music you’d like, products to buy, and movies to see! In this post, we would like to show you how you can build a movie recommendation engine. The post will describe how to build this model in Azure Machine Learning Studio. It comes with an end-end sample that walks you through the process of building a movie recommendation service that you can incorporate into your application today. .... "
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          Optimal Stochastic Control, Stochastic Target Problems, and Backward SDE   

          Dynamical Systems and Control   

          Average-Cost Control of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems   

          Control and Boundary Analysis   

          Optimal Estimation of Dynamic Systems   

          Fourier Series in Control Theory   

          Discrete-Time Markov Jump Linear Systems   

          Optimal Control of Distributed Systems with Conjugation Conditions   

          Mathematical Systems Theory I: Modelling, State Space Analysis, Stability and Robustness   

          Applied Dynamic Programming for Optimization of Dynamical Systems   

          Approximation of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems   

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          3 year old suspected of type one?   

IMHO these numbers are not realistic for a 3 year old T1.

In the "early stages" when she is still producing some of her own insulin - perhaps. But as she goes out of the "early stages" and into the more typical T1 where there is little to no insulin being produced don't be shocked if these numbers start swinging wildly.

Best advice is to talk with other T1 parents with Toddlers. As you will likely learn, advice from adults with T1 is often times simply inapplicable to toddlers with T1.


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Library Journal is hosting a really cool 4-week online course on social media, called Social Media Made Simple: Reaching Your Library’s Community. Here’s a description of the course: Learn tools and tactics to help you use social media to build your outreach to current and future patrons. This 4-week online course mixes live keynote presentations […]
          Ask an Expert: How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof   

There’s more to your roof than just the shingles. And regular upkeep is essential for long-term roof health. Today, we talked with Sam Amstill, Vice President of Amstill Roofing, and learned about how often you should have your roof inspected, and everything you need to know about hiring a reputable contractor. What do you wish homeowners did differently in regards to their roofing? Continue Reading

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          Hit Wedges Closer and Make More Birdies - 3 Simple Tips   
Learn to hit wedges closer to the hole and you will make more birdies, plain and simple. The wedge is the scoring club. If you can hit it just a bit more online than previously before, you will be well on your way to dropping your scores dramatically. Here are 3 simple tips to keep in mind so you can start throwing darts from 100 yards and in...
          How to Hit a Driver Straight and Far - 3 Simple Steps   
Learning how to hit a driver straight and far can greatly simplify the game of golf. You will have less club into the greens, hit more in regulation and lower your scores. Here are 3 simple steps to hit the driver straight and far every time...
          How to Make More Putts and Finally Break 80 - 3 Simple Steps   
Learning how to sink more putts on a consistent basis can allow you to break your scoring barrier once and for all, whether it be breaking 90, 80 or 70. Here are 3 simple steps to sink more putts and post your best round yet...
          How to Correctly Read Greens - Part 1 of 3 - Secrets to Sinking More Putts Per Round   
Learning how to correctly read greens is a skill that can be learned easily and can be one of the single most important factors to shooting lower scores. Want to break 90, 80, or 70 for the first time? Then these 3 secrets to reading greens are vitally important.
          How to Correctly Read Greens - Part 2 - 3 Secrets to Making More 10 Footers   
Learning how to correctly read greens will have you sinking more 10 footers. Sinking more of these length putts will give you more birdies and hard-fought pars per round, and dramatically lower your scores. Here are 3 secrets to take to heart if you want to break through your scoring barrier.
          How to Stop Slicing Your Driver - 3 Easy Tips to Straighten Your Driver Shots Immediately   
Sick of hitting the "big-ol-slice" whenever you try to hit a hard drive? Read this article to learn how to stop slicing your driver.
          How to Hit a Driver Into the Wind - 3 Things to Remember to Hit it Far and Straight Into the Wind   
Learning how to hit a driver into the wind is one of the most important skills you can master to maximize your fun on the golf course. It just plain stinks to be on your way to the course and dreading the fact that the wind is blowing! How am I going to score well in this wind?
          How to Hit Further Drives Immediately - 3 Simple Tips For 10 Extra Yards Off the Tee Your Next Round   
Want to learn how to hit further drives immediately? You can gain 10 yards off the tee in time for your next round by just following this 3 simple tips...
          How to Break 80 - 9 Golf Tips to Shoot in the 70's   
Learning how to break 80 is a relatively simple task once you learn all the basic shots. It's now just a matter of putting it all together to shoot in the 70's. Follow these 9 tips to get you into the clubhouse with a career low score...
          Learn How to Stop Slicing Your Driver With 3 Simple Steps   
Most of us have struggled with the slice at one time or another in our golf career. Here's how to stop slicing your driver in three easy steps.
          Learn How to Hit Solid Shots With Any Club - The Importance of Ball Position and Shoulder Turn   
We all have our favorite clubs in the bag, but in order to get really good at golf we need to hit all the clubs more solid. How do we do this? The key lies in the ball position for each club and the shoulder turn.
          Hit Your Irons More Solid Every Time   
Learning how to hit your irons more solid every time is a matter of doing just a few simple things. Stop the fat, thinned, sliced, and hooked shots once and for all. Follow these easy tips and you'll hit your irons solid, hit more greens, and drop your scores.
          The Secret to Golf Driving Distance - Swing in "The Slot" For Longer Golf Drives   
We've all felt swinging in "the slot" at one time or another and marveled at how it leads to longer drives. So how do we repeat this power producing move? Read the secret to "swinging in the slot" and learn a couple tips for doing it consistently right here...
          Golf Swing Basics - The Big 3 to Hit it Far and Straight   
If you learn and follow the golf swing basics, or fundamentals, then you will easily be able to hit the ball far and straight. Keeping these basics in mind will have you improving and improving over time, rather than fighting your swing...
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          Actor Jeff Bridges: ‘I’m Rooting For Trump as a Human Being’   
Jeff Bridges, the actor perhaps best known as The Dude in The Big Lebowski, said he's "rooting" for President Trump as a human being.
          My first HTML5 page from W3schools   

I don't see any advantage in putting an HTML page online while it's under construction.

If you're still learning and still practising, then you can do that perfectly well on a local machine. Time enough to upload when you have something completed. You should be developing on a local machine anyway, so why complicate matters?


          Continuous notifiers/popups with mouse over expansion effect at Bottom Left   

Dear Moderators @RyanReese I request you to mark this thread as RESOLVED prefix in the title.This resolved tag will also help to create curiosity to see/visit the solution and learn and recommend any further improvements, very helpful for web users like me who searches similar feature/requirement.

I request other experts who are working on this feature (already incase if you have ) pls share your creativity as well or any further improvement IF ANY. Thanks again @coothead


          Continuous notifiers/popups with mouse over expansion effect at Bottom Left   

That was very swift, sharp, brilliant and to the point.Thank you somuch @coothead you are the man. Learning lot of things from you and your code. I don't have more words and all I can say is, love you. I am honored to meet you here. Thank you sitepoint as well for allowing creative thoughts to put into work with the help of eminent experts.I hope this creative work will benefit everyone who uses sitepoint by downloading @coothead code. This requirement appears to be creative and NASCENT in nature.Thank you for encouraging that. And productive to the website owner as business can can drag the reading focus of website users to this continuous pop ups where they may want to use marketing/add material/popular products/services etc. Thanks again @coothead Have a great day and happy weekend.


          Staffing Sales Account Representative - ISC Technology - Lake Forest, CA   
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          Have Film, TV, or Podcast Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!   
This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-nominated community tv network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. "If you have a story that you want to tell on video or film, this is the place. And not just video. You wanna come learn stop-motion animation? You can come learn stop-motion here for free! That's incredible. If you have an idea and you're willing to put in the work, they will give you everything you need, from the equipment to the knowledge. And it's a real community. You help other people with their ideas, and you help them with theirs." -Chris Federico, Brooklyn Free Speech Producer Interested in taking classes with BRIC Media Education and then getting your own show on #Brooklyn Free Speech? It's easy to get started: Attend a media education orientation, then sign up for classes like:
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This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-nominated community tv network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. "If you have a story that you want to tell on video or film, this is the place. And not just video. You wanna come learn stop-motion animation? You can come learn stop-motion here for free! That's incredible. If you have an idea and you're willing to put in the work, they will give you everything you need, from the equipment to the knowledge. And it's a real community. You help other people with their ideas, and you help them with theirs." -Chris Federico, Brooklyn Free Speech Producer Interested in taking classes with BRIC Media Education and then getting your own show on #Brooklyn Free Speech? It's easy to get started: Attend a media education orientation, then sign up for classes like:
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          Oxford fans react to new manager Pep Clotet + have your say   
SOCIAL media went into a frenzy today as Oxford United fans learnt that the club had appointed a new manager to step into Michael Appleton's shoes.
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The ultimate goal for your website is to reach the top position in Google. Utilizing link
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Building a blog for your niche and linking it back to your main page is a great way to build links and increase traffic to your site. Use some of the articles you write to post on your blog. By linking back to your main site, you’ll get inbound links. Do the same type oflink building by creating Squidoo lenses and Hubpages.



Bookmarks are great link building tools. When you bookmark your articles, they are linked back to your site. Popular bookmark sites include digg.com, del.icio.us, and technorati.com. The Social Bookmarking Tool has approximately 50 such bookmarking sites to help create more inbound links.



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          Skeptic Now Sees the Virtue In Teaching Children Online   
In a book titled ''The Educated Child'' published last year, William J. Bennett, the former United States secretary of education, addressed the blossoming industry of online learning with a raised eyebrow. ''When you hear the next pitch about ...
             
A picture named ohRudyIsntThisAFunPlace.jpgBack in the Bay Area, everyone seems to be getting ready for the Web 2.0 conference, which of course I helped name. Hehe. Anyway, I would love to go but it's probably too close to the Greensboro blogging unconference. What a difference in perspective. Silicon Valley is still mostly about Silicon Valley. Wouldn't it be better if it were more about Greensboro and other cities that are reforming around the technology? How many people at the Web 2.0 conference have even heard of Greensboro, and what's going on there? Wouldn't it be great if the SF Chron and SJ Merc were adopting the technology? When they do, will they proclaim leadership, or will they learn from their North Carolina colleagues? Knowing Silicon Valley (as I do, there's nothing like coming back after being away for 2.5 years) they'll probably think they invented it.
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          How Grantmakers Unwittingly Make Life Harder For Nonprofits   
Too often, a philanthropist’s work and effectiveness, while generous in spirit, is confounded by the requirements and processes that the funder adopts — requirements and processes that make their nonprofit partners tear out their hair. Learn six of the most common examples.
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The golf swing is a very dynamic activity. There are numerous moving parts and those parts are moving in several different planes. The average golf swing takes less than 1.25 seconds. Stretching for 15-30 seconds does not adequately prepare these moving parts for what needs to happen during the time it takes to perform the golf swing. Dynamic stretching consists of using sport specific movements to prepare the body for activity. It involves moving through ranges of motion holding each end position for only 1-5 seconds. golf with its growing popularity
 
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Your mental approach is key to reducing your scores on a regular basis and this simple tip will be instrumental in doing that: get to the course a half hour earlier than you normally do.
 

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          [uhindsv46]:All Aspects of Your Golf Swing - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
It is best to not go crazy in buying training aids that aren't needed, and you shouldn't purchase the first one you find. Before you buy anything golf is often played along with friends, you need to know where your swing needs help, because otherwise the aid won't do you any good. The nice thing is you can find a golf swing training aid to correct stances go to have best golf game possible, keep you still as you hit translate it to your golf swing, or create accuracy with special golf balls. Some people like to use diagrams, DVDs How to Have the Best Golf Game Possible(II), books or videos to solve a hitch in the swing or an incorrect movement.
 
There are a variety of training gadgets on the market today that are just perfect for improving all aspects of your swing. These can be found online as well as in specialty golf stores and sporting goods stores close to your home. A local golf pro can likely provide you with a few suggestions if you aren't sure which one is best for you.
 
You can use your aids in conjunction with the knowledge you learn from a live golf training course or an online course. Many program options are available, and each will provide you with important tips and pointers for different parts of your game.
 
Those who are interested in improving their golf game should not overlook the importance of physical fitness. You can spend all the time in the world improving your skills with golf swing training aids, but if you don't have the physical stamina and strength to execute those skills all the way to the last hole, your practice and training is not being put to optimal use. Be sure to check out a golf fitness training program in your area or use an online or DVD option to improve your physical fitness level and make you an overall better golfer.
 

Golf is a competitive game, and it only makes sense that you would want to do what you can to try to be the best player on the course on any given day. Whether you have been golfing for years or are new to the game Hit Golf Ball Straighter, there are many golf swing training options available that can help you enhance your existing skills and teach you a few new ones, too.

 
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          [uhindsv46]:Join Golf Club at Some Nearby Location - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
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The best way to improve your game is to develop a true dedication and keen devotion towards your golf game. The game requires continuous patience and hard work. If you really want to become a professional player and get a success, than you should master playing it by continuous practice. Join some golf club at some nearby location and don't miss a single day.
 
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          [uhindsv46]:Practice Golf Under Pressure by Placing - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
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Most golfers understand the principle that you need to hit down on the ball to gain height on a shot. Achieving this on the golf course is harder to carry out. From the beginning of your downswing ensure that your hands lead the club head into the ball. If you let the club head get ahead of your hands you've got trouble as from this position it is impossible to put the club on a downward path into impact.
 
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You can practice golf under pressure by placing increasingly difficult demands on yourself throughout your practice time. Some golf players find that small forms of self punishment put just the right amount of pressure on. An example of this would be requiring one's self to make twenty consecutive putts. If this demand is not met the golfer will impose the penalty of cleaning out the gutters when they get home. It's like making a bet with yourself that no spouse will disapprove of taylormade r11 fairway wood!
 

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Golf is a difficult game to master. Having a golf pro to teach you the basic skills is crucial. The golf pro will give you the basics so you can have correct golf swing mechanics. Learning the correct swing mechanics is key to having any sort of success in the sport of golf. There are many guides that have been published over the years that will also help you learn the game of golf and learn the proper golf swing mechanics.
 
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Stay away from the blue tees If you are the average weekend hacker and your handicap is above ten then why stress your game by playing off the blue tees. Now if you feel you get more strokes for your money this way then have at it. But if you are the golfer who gets out once a week or less don't put the added stress on a game that is already difficult to master. This will allow you to relax more and enjoy the day.
 
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Golf exercises that should with weights for example bulky muscles built. Be used generally much lighter weights and several times in contrast to normal muscle building training which much heavier weights less time repeals, is hereby repealed. The muscle will call for longer hours of exercises daily exercises. Golf exercises takes very little time.


What’s more, is easily done many golf training stretch exercises in your Office can while still sitting at your desk or work station. This means that even if you have the kind of schedule, with virtually no time to spare leaves you still time in some serious golf training exercises to put the your golf game will take place, can find to another level, they have never before known.
 
Find a teaching method, you can relate to, the golf swing on your own without lessons, books or videos, if you think you can find the jokes are you. What do you think you do what you actually do is never. Just when you think you have it, it’s gone. It would not make sense to follow you through the different parts of the swing a step by step method and tells you in a way, you can understand. There are many different teachers out there with many different thought to swing properly as the Association. I myself, to teach the golf swing based on the 3 elements of the iron Byron swing machine that Byron Nelson was modeled after the swing. In my many years trying to figure out the swing saw I it until I say iron Byron hit a golf ball. As soon as I mind and I it refer the simplicity of the machine to my own swing, started to fit the pieces together. If this sounds then following my approach would be attractive to you a great idea. If not, lessons from your local Pro or a quick search in a bookstore or on the Internet will give you many other ways.
 
Tons of practice swings to do if you chose a teacher and a method’s time to practice it what you’ve learned. Again, it is not as easy as whacking balls out there. They were shown certain positions you need to integrate your swing. The best way to do this is by doing tons of practice swings in the mirror or in the field. By doing lots of practice swings, will eliminate your new swing positions so you can consistently do you when you make actual shots. The whole point of a change is to make the change. Of only whacking balls out there will continue to do your old swing that is full of errors.
 
Before you choose a gift for a golfer, it makes sense to make the following 3 questions and appropriate responses for you to get. Keep in mind that this is a task that is much more complicated than it might seem at first glance.
 
If a good golfer to be it is time to change, as you practice currently want to understand what it takes to better and create a plan follow religiously. When you start these changes now, are you on your way… When you start next week, are week behind.
 
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Multiple copies of the “order form” for sandwiches. For most of our meals we eat lunch between round night on our self prepared gourmet sandwiches prepared above. As you have seen the previous articles, I solicit, whatever the Group and have on the shopping list. What winds is the least confusing way have some sheet for people circles or which sandwiches fill you for the next day set. You rotate the practitioners (two is best) every night and with this sheet manufacture that gourmet-fest. (Not discount this!) (The sandwiches you make will be slightly less than the full meal course superior and you must not wait if you are pressed for time between your round.)

If you have some problems in one particular aspect of your game then questions you someone for some advice. Maintaining fall not good golf tips from Heaven because this happens very often. You must be brave and speak up. If you see someone doing something, you have problems with questions had him or you as you make it so easy look. This is that you need to play golf the best way to the golf tips to get you really need, and really the greatest impact on your game every time.   Tried the ball as hard as you can type rarely golf swing makes or the long drive you. More than often, you’ll notice that the ball go disappointing, close, rather than more ends. In fact persistent efforts golf ball as hard as you can most likely land give golfers elbow, how your unprepared muscles to the desire to achieve the beat root your heart.   Makes the real secret behind effective Golf Swing golf-specific exercises that help you use your spine is correct as an axis to promote consistency in your drives and to keep you on the correct swing play. You can only true golf swing makes and give much longer drives on the course.   Create a foundation – learn how properly offers the core muscles to engage a platform of stability and protection against injury. To keep your body from degradation and the effects on your golf swing, should the exercises that aim, muscular restore balance a natural part of the program design. Fundamental as you strength to create further improve your resistance to fatigue.   Developed progressive resistance – strength in a progressive way. Add progressive resistance in time relative to the previous workouts to get more. Strength gains out slowly but consistently, and you will see the difference in your game in no time. In the absence of progress with your program are your potential limit. Progression includes different their speeds of movement, as your body is more adapted to each exercise.   Teaching videos offer an excellent learn, our preferred visually learn. Many of us tend to learn faster and retain it longer, new information when the information through our eyes makes videos highly effective teaching tools. In addition, videos can one, two or three times the amount of information in a visual environment than other methods. A golf video I have covered the basics of golf in a little less than an hour. Thus golfers not only receive information in your preferred learning style, but also in larger quantities, reinforced by the latest Visual techniques.
 
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If you include these 3 techniques in your workout routine, you’ll travel never about, power generation or distance back disgruntled.


Plyometrics are each exercise the muscle is ill, where immediately, Simply put, is the muscle stretch (i.e. charged) before it is completed. A good example is medicine ball horizontal turns and standing golf swings. According to a recent study published in the national strength and conditioning Association’s (NSCA) journal, amateur golfers significantly after only eight weeks strength training increased their driving distances and includes both.
 
It is every golfer’s worst case scenario – you are great golf, have a perfect swing, the perfect attitude and you were you able to get rid of slice, which was on the back. No matter how well everything is finding even the best golf player plug itself (or) occasionally a sand trap, caught stuck in the grass or behind a huge tree on the golf course. Unfortunately, what the game interesting to make. Without you the game would be dedicated to golfers probably for even the most boring. Obstacles to help golf to make a more interesting and challenging game, and you learn that fall to estimate when you find the best ways to get out of them.
 
Consistency is critical for your golf game overall, and always from a sand trap is not exclusive to this. It is hard to control a golf ball in the sand. Golf balls not really run sand and difficult to control one putt from a sand trap in. In addition you probably with an upward slope of the trap will deal before you again are out on the course. Therefore the only really reliable way is to use the wedge of a sand trap and try enough lift to the ball to remove the sand.
 
Handle size is probably the most important part, the Golf Club to properly grasp. Too small a grip may cause that, turn in your hands, a result unconsciously squeeze the Association of the Club at the bottom of the swing, leading to a closed blade. The grip too large and the Club can come loose effect, open the club face. Either way, will you not too good, solid contact with any amount of consistency will make.
 
Along with ensuring that the grip size is right for your hands, ensure that you do not play with worn handles. Handles are carried through normal wear and oxidation damage due to moisture out and smooth. Tired or exhausted grip is not traction provide, you need to keep the Golf Club stable throughout your swing. Replace can handles is simple and inexpensive and a world of difference in your golf game.
 
You want to able to grab the club that, while keep your arms relaxed. Keep only enough pressure on it to it from sliding around in your hands. If you apply enough pressure Golf Club is turn and rotate during the swing. To ensure that you have it right, you have someone try and pull the Golf Club of your grip. She should not be able to be. If you can strengthen your grip a little. Just make sure you your arms relaxed to keep.
 
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With exercises for golf, enhance your swing, includes the use of a gym ball, exercise tubing, gym and even a weighted medicine ball. These are all cheap golf training tools can have a dramatic impact on your game.


I often asked how I on what some people call Golf fever caught. Think again admired I often good golfers where I caddied As remembered I me always excited when I saw that a good golfer to go in direction of the first tee box. There was, in anticipation of a huge drive as the golfers teed his ball reminder on how maneuvered you the golf ball field discount, to observe climb with a steady increase in the shot, how it went into the distance to follow. I had and then find out how you, the deeds by grab a stick or one close to nearby branch of arbitrary length and imitated their swing. I use to try bucket golf balls from the practice area and achieving remarkable hitting refrain. It made me a better golfer trying.
 
Nadler was a different kind of golfers. Liked to play a low draw shot or fade shot. Your ability to move a ball in any direction was scary. Go up and over trees was not your game. Nadler steered your golf shots around you as you navigate a vehicle on an obstacle course was. Your golf game was just before the green kind as the ball and watch bounce and roles in the direction of the Flagstick past a sand trap. Nadler could draw what ever the ball to sand and trees, obstacles that were in their way. I often thought eyes had your golf ball, start just because as your golf shots and come back direction would the Flagstick. It was amazing to watch. I learned from her that just shot shot not only Golf need was to master to play great golf. Also play the old bump and run approach is an alternative to play game, you was of a master.
 
The goal of exercise position is both static and dynamic balance to develop to improve functional stability during the swing. The postural muscles located throughout the body. The main task of these muscles is to keep the musculoskeletal system and common structures in their proper orientation so that the larger and stronger muscles can produce the desired body movements to keep while good balance.
 
I call this powerful little exercise “Lying Superman.” Believe the amazing difference which this exercise can do, in your strength, until you actually do’ll – so go for it! All what you have to do is to lie on your stomach on the floor with your hands on the sides. Increase your upper body (chest), the arms and legs as high as you can. Keep it for a number of 10. And that’s it! Just do this simple exercise for 2 sets every day and can leave low back pain!
 
Play golf at an optimum level requires muscle strength, strength and endurance. In contrast to what most people think long training sessions, and beat hundreds of balls will not improve these components. In fact, run only physical injuries (from overuse) and much frustration.
 
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Uphill putts are relatively easy to master. Once you learn how hard to hit the ball to cause it to travel the required distance you have the main skill needed to perform successful uphill putts. The golf ball is not likely to break on an uphill putt if you put enough power into your stroke.
 
Another eating trick is to bring healthy snacks with you and snack throughout your round. I know I've won matches just because I was snacking and my peers were not. If you're blood sugar gets low your round will suffer big time.
 
I like to bring protein bars and a bag of nuts - this really helps to keep me fueled throughout the round. If you're riding in a cart, it's easy to stuff your snacks in the front compartment so you'll remember to snack often.
 
To get the most enjoyment out of your game you need to de-clutter your mind. Hit that recycle button and get rid of all the trash that's been accumulating over the years. Stop reading up on all those little nuggets of information that promises you to swing like a pro.
 
Anyway, there is one inarguable fact that you need to know and trust about improving your basic golf swing. The fact is that you need to swing your golf club on or very close to the original swing plane if you want to really improve the way you hit the golf ball.
 
If you really want to improve your body mechanics try golf putting with your eyes closed! This may sound ridiculous, but it causes you to become aware of every tiny movement that your body makes during a shot. This new perspective has helped many golfers.

If you know someone who is an experienced golf player you should use that and ask them for advice. You can also ask a salesman as long as you remember that they are just that, salesmen! Another tip if you're looking to save some money is to get second hand clubs instead of new ones. This will also give you better clubs for your money.

 
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If you know someone that is a member of a local course, you may want to see if you can come with him or her a few times as a guest. You will be able to see if you like that particular green and if the atmosphere is what you are looking for. Once you find out if you are going to like the course, you may later on decide to become a member yourself.
 
The original swing plane is the angle of the golf club you're using when you address a golf ball. From driver to putter every golf club is built on an inclined plane angle because the golf ball is positioned to the side of you and in front of you.
 
Grip of the club is the first essential thing to learn to stop slice shot. Before you learn the swing path, learn about the proper grip before. There are many types of grip according to different ranges where you want to play. These are overlapping, interlocking and baseball grip types. You should try all these three grips and whatever suits you to stop slice must be adopted and practiced by you.
 
The main problem arises when the player is not aware of the ball position during the impact. Baseball grip is to solve this issue out. In order to have a firm grip, hold the club like you is holding some bat in your hands to play.
 
The last option I want you to be aware of is renting clubs. This is really cool because you can try lots of kinds before you make your decision as to what you want to purchase.
 

As you plan your breaking putt you must keep two important things in mind; the strength of your stroke, and your aim. As for the strength of the stroke, just remember that a breaking ball travels farther than a straight shot. Accounting for this fact will keep your golf ball from "running out of gas" half way to the cup. When you are putting with a breaking shot, correct aim is vital. Breaking putts are never aimed directly at the cup. Your shot must be directed toward the place where you anticipate that the ball will break. Envision the curved path that your golf ball is likely to take and choose your target area accordingly.

 
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You will find that there are different golf courses in many areas. Some places will have more than just one in one location. There are many clubs that have their own private golf course and you will have to become a member to join them. You will find that you can learn how to play golf when you join one of these clubs. They will usually have golf lessons that you can take advantage of.
 
The turning and rotation of the shoulders also acts as a remedy to fix the slice. Your body stance should be adjusted in a position your 80 % body weight must be exerted on your back foot. The head must be still and should not be moving. The eyes must be staring at ball all the way through the swing.
 
The moment you are performing the backswing, your shoulders must be facing squarely at the impact. Your target is to strike the ball after the backswing thus your body position must be facing squarely. Don't try to open your arms too wide as it will cause the ball to fly to the left of the target end thus causing a slice.
 
The divot is a scrapped off that helps you to identify the target end. It helps you avoid the wrong strike positions that are left or right to the target end. The ball when fly over should be matching the divot.
 
A driver is the longest club in your bag. You should imagine swinging the club in a wide, smooth arc in a sweeping motion. You literally sweep the ball of the tee.
Irons are used in a different way.
 

The two basic categories of its available for purchase are leather and synthetic. Each type of golf putter grips offers different benefits. Synthetic golf grips are produced in a wide variety of sizes which makes it easy for a golf player of any size to find the perfect fit for their hands. They are also specially designed with textured surfaces to ensure that the golf club will not easily slip in your hand during game play.

 
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          Flexible Character Progression Makes The Leap To Online   



Bethesda and Zenimax Online Studios have released a new video highlighting the mechanics of player progression in The Elder Scrolls Online. Just like in a solo Elder Scrolls adventure, the MMO version offers up a great deal of flexibility.

Players will choose a race and class to establish their character's basic template, but following any skill path allows you to mold your character however you want. Players gain an attribute and skill point with each level. Attribute points boost health, magicka, or stamina. Skill points can be used to learn a new skill or ability.

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The more you use skills, the faster you'll gain access to new abilities in that skill line. As you use more abilities in that skill line, you'll be able to morph certain abilities into one of two new forms. You'll also learn ultimate abilities that are charged up rather than pulled from the magicka fuel.

New skill lines are hidden throughout the world. These can be unlocked by joining guilds or becoming a werewolf or vampire. The Elder Scrolls Online is coming in 2014 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. We spent two hours playing the game at Gamescom this year, and you can read our journal to learn more.


          You Can Become A Werewolf In The Elder Scrolls Online   

With Halloween approaching, the team at Zenimax Online has revealed new information about one of Tamriel’s most terrifying creatures. Werewolves will be present in The Elder Scrolls Online, and players will even risk contracting Sanies Lupines, the disease which causes the affliction.

The team has shared some concept art (above) and a screenshot of what the beasts will look like in-game. We also have learned that those afflicted will have a full transformation animation, drawing inspiration from film scenes, but with a healthy dose of Elder Scrolls flavor.

The information also teases that there might be PvP elements that come into play as players reveal themselves to be werewolves. “We want you to be able to launch yourself into a frenzied killing spree and feel the uncontrollable strength granted to you by the transformation,” the team writes. “As you can imagine, witnessing a werewolf reveal its true form is disturbing, and it’s certainly an event that will strike fear into those who happen to observe it.”

Werewolves will have their own skill line, so players can expect to get a full experience as a lycanthrope should they be turned. The team went so far as to reference video of animals feasting on prey and used a mixture of human and beastial noises to give the werewolf its own audio profile.

The Elder Scrolls Online is slated for a 2014 release on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can read an extensive preview from Gamescom to learn more about how the team at Zenimax Online is adapting the series to an MMO format.

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          Meet The Elder Scrolls Online's Daedra Scamps   

The Elder Scrolls Online's smallest Daedra, the scamps, are the dangerous comic relief of Tamriel.

They're small enemies that appeared in Morrowind and Oblivion. They shoot fire, have melodramatic death animations, and have they're own ridiculous gibberish language.

For more on The Elder Scrolls Online, you can check out our E3 coverage of the game by heading here, and learn about the Kwama, the last enemies detailed by The Elder Scrolls Online's website, here.

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          RN CLINICAL COACH - Intensive Care Unit - Full Time - Night   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

The clinical coach is a mentor and facilitator who guides and supervises nursing activities and learning experiences for the new graduate RN/ and or RN trainee as s/he progresses towards clinical and professional independence. The clinical coach serves as a teacher, facilitator, and professional example to the new graduate nurse. Responsible for the socialization of the New Graduate Nurse to the environment. Experience/Specialized Skills: A minimum of two years bedside nursing required. Previous experience in a preceptor role preferred. Consistently demonstrates advanced skills in each of the following domains. Patient/Family relationship. Compassion. Respect for diversity. Rights and dignity. trustworthiness. Collaboration with MD/team Interdisciplinary care process. Individualized, comprehensive plan of care. Patient Advocacy. Critical thinking/Clinical judgment. Competency. Prioritization. Clinical outcomes leadership. Influences practice Facilitates the professional development of others. Uses participation in professional organizations to impact practice. Models professional behavior. Influences the health of the community Shares knowledge gained in professional organizations or programs attended. Encourages participation in professional organizations. Shapes others clinical understanding through debriefing and role modeling behavior.

Required Certification/Registration: National Certification preferred.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: RN required. BSN strongly preferred.

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          MAMMOGRAPHER / MAMMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Hospital needs a Mammographer for a 13 week contract. Phenomenal location, in the city, what more could you want. Come to California and learn why they call it the Golden State.This medical center is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, academic medical centers in California. It is recognized as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report as well as receiving high performer recognitions in three specialties. Visit world-famous Fisherman's Wharf, take a ride on the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, or get a glimpse of the Painted Ladies. Position: Technologist Specialty/Modality: Mammography Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), ARRT-M (Mammography), State License-Mammography Technician-California, ARRT-CT (Computed Tomography) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to imagingjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          Comment on Challenges facing church pianists by JackieCallan   
As one who was a church musician for many many years, I can relate to most of the responses in this post. I am fortunate to be in a church that realizes the importance of letting piano students get experience, and many of my students have benefited from this. I have started to teach my students how to read lead sheets. I want them to be useful with their piano skills. I also make them play simple hymns in every key utilizing the chords they have learned in their scale work and theory--this also develops the ear. As to the difficulty level of "offertory" type arrangements, a "normal" piano student does better with an intermediate level piece that is not too long. Their attention span lapses and they lose their motivation if a piece is too long or involved. Personally I would rather play an upper intermediate or early advanced piece as I can relay the message of the song better if I'm not worried about "getting in all the notes." More gifted performers probably prefer harder and could carry them off. Our choir has sung your arrangements from time to time. I appreciate what you are doing and hope the Lord continues to bless you.
          Comment on Challenges facing church pianists by Lanise Killingsworth   
Thank you so much for your sharing this with me. It is somewhat encouraging and very comforting to know that I am not alone in the struggle. All of these points have been a struggle at one time or another. I want to use my God given talent and not have negative thoughts. One problem I have had in trying to transition from traditional to contemporary music is the chord format......no music.....lyrics with a chord over certain words ...no time signatures or information that written music provides. I have managed to "learn" chords but the struggle is real. Old dog....new tricks. And I am no longer referred to as the pianist....but a keyboardist! 😳 Again....thank you for your input and look forward to your wonderful arrangements! Lanise Killingsworth
          Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care Strategies for Lifelong Learning   
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          Expert Guide Mastering Functions in JavaScript   
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          Science Education Interpreter, - Oceans Learning Partnership - Terra Nova, NL   
Your main role would be to work with the Parks Canada and Oceans Learning Partnership team to assist with program delivery at the shoreline and inside the... $13 an hour
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          Excel Learning Made Easy   
Excel Learning Made Easy MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 46 kbps | 44 KHz | Duration: 7 Hours | 1.50 GB Genre: eLearning | Language: English A complete guide to Excel learning wherein you can have hands on experience and working knowledge on Excel. This course is all about learning Excel in a practical way with the help of real time working examples. This course has been made in length keeping in mind the various options and features of Excel and real time examples are demonstrated hands ...
          Excel Dashboards in an Hour   
Excel Dashboards in an Hour MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 1 Hours | Lec: 11 | 230 MB Genre: eLearning | Language: English Learn how to create interactive Excel Dashboards in one hour. No special add-ins or tools required, just Excel. Excel Dashboards are a powerful tool to communicate and summarize complex Excel data. They can be created to summarize important information and are excellent for sharing a "snapshot" view among teams. In this ...
          Excel 2016 Macros In Depth   
Excel 2016: Macros in Depth MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | Duration: 3.5 Hours | 632 MB Genre: eLearning | Language: English Macros can help you save enmous amounts of time, but they are uncharted territy f many Excel users. Learn how to create your own simple macros to automate repetitive tasks in Excel 2016, in this course with Excel expert Dennis Tayl. Find out how to recd a macro in stages, share macros between wkbooks, set up keyboard shtcuts to run macros ...
          Friday Favorites - Music Edition   
Happy Friday, friends!  We're out of town so today I thought I'd share some of our FAVORITE music!  I blogged about this last summer (HERE) but thought it was time for an update.  

I LOVE Pandora and listen to lots of different stations on there and then as I hear things I love I buy the songs on iTunes and add them to my playlists on my phone.  That way when we're in the pool and what not I don't have to be at my phone skipping songs.  I have a "favorites" playlist, a worship playlist, a "kids" playlist (chock full of Disney music!), etc. 

Here are a few on my "current favorites" playlist that has kind of become the soundtrack of our summer... 








This one is SO OLD but after my kids heard it at camp it's been on repeat.  Whatever we're doing we stop to sing, dance and throw in a few extra "camp" moves :)


We've also been doing A LOT of this song complete with the actions! (the actions they learned at camp are a little bit different, but you get the idea!)











I'd love to know what you're listening to right now and what your FAVORITES currently are!

Happy Friday, friends!!!



          This is just a test   
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          Accountancy apprentice - Clement Browne Ltd - Rettendon   
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          Educational Material Writer- Accountancy - Kapow Learning Solutions - Home Based   
Preparing and writing lesson content for Level 3 Skills for Business Finance. Experience of delivering QCF Qualifications and lesson planning essential. £300 a day
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          While you watched Comey, Senate GOP moved to cripple healthcare (and California moved to expand it) - Los Angeles Times   

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          Impaired visuomotor generalization by inconsistent attentional contexts - Wang TSL, Song JH.    
In daily life, people are constantly presented with situations to learn and acquire new motor skills in complex environments, where attention is often distracted by other events. Being able to generalize and perform the acquired motor action in different e...
          Get this powerful, military-grade flashlight for only $20!   
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          LawBreakers Beta Is Now Live On Steam   

Sometimes, video games just want to be played, and those who make the games want players to play them, no matter what state they’re in. That’s why recent trends like Steam Early Access and open betas are so popular amongst game developers. This gives them the chance to show off their titles, while also learning […]

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          Modernity in European history   
Nasir Khan “The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.” ― Italian Marxist thinker and politician Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) Modernity means many things to different people. But in learned discourse, it refers to the collective body of particular socio-cultural norms and attitudes that emerged when the medieval period […]
          What public praise for a philosopher’s ideas leads to   
Nasir Khan, May 3, 2017 “I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.” — Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 BC – 271 BC) Epicurus was a renowned philosopher and he certainly was aware of the worth of his ideas. In […]
          Introduction: Veronica Gutierrez   
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Hello, please take a minute to learn a little about me. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it. Attached is a photo of my family. I married my high school sweetheart and we now have a 17 month old baby boy.
          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.


          Why Personalization Is The Key To Customer Satisfaction   
Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux shares how the company is using machine-learning models to streamline the fitting process
          What Software Architects Can Learn From Baseball Teams   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2013/05/29/what-software-architects-can-learn-from-baseball-teams.aspx

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My friend Larry Calrkin did a whole series on Architecture by Baseball, but after going to a recent White Sox game I got to thinking about the how baseball mirrors my experience.  For me it boils down to specialization, team work and leadership.

Every team member has their specialty.  Infielders have great reactions and throwing accuracy.  Outfielders can cover distance quickly and throw long distances.  There are starting pitchers who have great control and endurance and closers who throw nasty pitches for a short time.  Likewise, there are specialized positions on a development team.  There are UI developers who improve the user experience.  Your have performance experts who can find every potential roadblock in a a piece of code.  Then there are security specialists, database gurus and product experts.  Each specialist has something to add to the quality of the final product.  As an architect you need to give each of these specialists room to do what they do best.

This then leads to team work.  You can have a team of great specialists, but if they don’t come together as a team it can mean failure.  If baseball players don’t communicate you end up with errors that can gift wrap runs for the opposing team.  The problem with a software team is that the opposing teams are called missed requirements, missed deadlines and poor quality software.  As an architect we can help identify which of our specialists are best to attack a particular problem and also help the entire team understand how their tasks fit into accomplishing the project.  This helps to bring the team’s focus together instead of working as individuals.

Who brings all this together?  The manager is the leader on the field.  I look at this position being where the architect works.  Yes there is a project manager, but I think of them as the general manager who clear the way so the manager can get the goals of the team accomplished.  The architect should be the person who brings the team together and gives it direction.  I also believe it is part of my job as an architect to help the developers on my projects to improve their code quality and the way they interact with stakeholders.  Leading also means being willing to build proof of concepts or even taking on coding components so that your team members understand that you really practice what you preach.

Ultimately you need know as much as you can about every position, leverage your specialist like pitching and hitting coaches to fill in missing information, bring your players together to win and be a leader on the field.  Good luck.


          May 2013 Chicago IT Architects Group Registration Open   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2013/04/25/may-2013-chicago-it-architects-group-registration-open.aspx

Who hasn’t heard of SharePoint?  Since I first started working with it around 2001 it has become the hammer answer for every nail problem.  As a product it has grown and evolved over the years and hopefully most of us how learned how best to apply it.  This month Michael Blumenthal will address the issues around when to use and when not to use SharePoint 2013 and well as what the latest features are.  Be sure to come and join us and bring your questions about the product and implementing it in your environment.

Register here.


          Vehicle Bus Driver - Preschool & Child Care Center - La Petite Academy - New Lenox, IL   
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          Assistant Teacher - La Petite Academy - New Lenox, IL   
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          Lead Teacher / Teacher - La Petite Academy - New Lenox, IL   
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          This Algorithm Will Predict How Humans Greet Each Other   
An MIT project is learning to predict how humans will interact upon first meeting based on patterns from over 600 hours of TV footage
          Microsoft’s AI Elevator Knows Where Its Riders Want To Go   
A learning algorithm can pick up on your personal habits and use it to predict your next move.
          Comment on Learn To Be A Good Leader by Syarif   
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          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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          Kitchen Manager - Chipotle Mexican Grill - Overland Park, KS   
As Kitchen Manager, you’ll learn how to prepare great food, grill meats, and sauté vegetables. Kitchen Manager (17010431) Description....
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          Meet the Rescuers From Noah's Wish Who Saved Animals During Hurricane Katrina   

          Meet the Rescuers From Noah's Wish Who Saved Animals During Hurricane Katrina   

          San Antonio - Day 4   
I didn't check until I got to San Antonio what time we were leaving, so I didn't schedule myself for any classes.  The first part of my day was with breakfast and some work on the computer from the third floor.




I did take a few classes, one on Googlizing Your Learning Space, the other on Engineering Storytelling:  Using Legos For Storytelling.  Both were okay, and had some good information.

Then I took a short walk and took some pictures from the River Walk.





Then it was lunch and the flight home!

One last picture:  This is probably the closest I'll ever get to Mark Hamill.  RIP Carrie Fisher.




          CBS News: Millionaire Clinton spotlights middle-class roots (LOL Alert)   
Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady, a former senator, and a former secretary of state. She is the Democratic nominee for president. But on Thursday, Clinton also gave herself another title: "a mom who works." "I loved what I did," Clinton wrote about her job as a lawyer in an op-ed. "And it was important to me to contribute to my family's finances, especially now that we were having a baby." Clinton recounted learning that the law firm where she worked before her daughter Chelsea was born didn't have a maternity leave policy. Clinton "decided to take matters into...
          A Look into the Process of the Microsoft Powered Kinetic Sculpture   

Momentum is a Microsoft-powered kinetic wood sculpture. It made of locally sourced ash wood. Inspired by the Microsoft logo, the sculpture is made up of 80 Ultramotion motors and 160 wooden tiles. As if it was alive, it moves when it senses human motion. Custom LEDs light up, illuminating the walls movement. When interacted with it feels as though the wall is following your every move.

The video shows behind the scenes process of a fully integrated system involving motors, sensors and light, titled Momentum.

Momentum is permanently exhibited at the Microsoft Lounge in downtown LA.

Learn more: news.microsoft.com/features/microsoft-lounge-l-live-new-technological-vision-blends-hollywoods-past-present/#BjyhWofQfLpQwpFs.97

Client: Microsoft / AEG / Microsoft Theater
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Creative Director: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Direction/Touch Designer Development/ UI Design: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Drawings for Momentum the Kinetic Sculpture: Miron Nawratil
Lead Physical Computing and Fabrication: Zyia Zhang
Electrical Engineering: Bill Bowen
Physical Computing and Fabrication Assistant: Jason Rabie
Fabrication: Hannah Fink
Physical Computing Assistant: Danara Sarioglu
Project Management: Pa Her
Momentum Documentary Video: North and Nomad

Cast: VolvoxLabs

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          Kitchen Stewar - The Morton Arboretum   
IL-Lisle, Overview: About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Compan
          Food Prep Worker - Constellation Nuclear   
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          Cook Supervisor - Tri-County Regional Jail   
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          Cook Supervisor - London Correctional Institution   
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          Cook Supervisor - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility   
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          Cook Supervisor - Wyandotte County Detention Center   
KS-Kansas City, Overview: About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Compan
          Cook (Spooner Health - FNS)   
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          Cook Supervisor - Alexandria County Jail   
VA-Alexandria, Overview: About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Compan
          Event/Game Day Supervisor - IUP Crimson Catering/KCAC - Cash & Special Evnt   
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          The Just Shall Live By His Faith! Habakkuk 2:4   
God Said that He has given to every man, (Born Again Human Being), the measure of faith. Romans 12:3. Then we need to learn how to use it, especially in these trying times in the natural...
          Nsearch Radio - 7-1-17   
Join www.project.nsearch.com and watch the first video on the page.  It’s a special reading by a man anointed by God.  It will open a doorway to God to anybody that listens to it!   Please share that video with others.  Join the site for some very nice income opportunities and the very latest news!  If you need healing, please email glenn@nsearch.com as our ministry is healing people all over the world in the name of jesus! Listen to Nsearch Radio from 8pm to Midnight EST every night! Monday Thru Thursday (8pm - 9pm) God’s Word - Jeff Osburn (9pm - Midnight) Many various Christian programs - you’ll learn something new every day! Friday (7pm - 11pm) Nsearch Radio - Various Christian programs Saturday and Sunday (7pm to 11pm) Nsearch Radio - Various Christian programs  
          Conversations with G.C. Peterson   
We are not a body with a soul. We are a soul with a body. While the world rightly teaches us to detox our bodies, sometimes we need to detox our soul. This 35 day plan will help you identify what's chipping away at your soul, and what's getting in the way of you becoming the person who God created you to be.  You will learn from God's Word how you can neutralize these damaging influences and embrace clean living for your soul. Devotionals are from the YouVersion.com Bible App.
           Glasshouse by Charles Stross    
Set in the Invisible Republic, a splinter-polity recovering from the Censorship Wars, Robin, who may have been a tank regiment or a counter-intelligence agent (he's not sure -- his memory isn't what it used to be), meets Kay. They both sign up for an experimental historical-roleplaying project, which has the stated objective of recreating one of the historic Dark Ages, c.1950-2040 AD. You shouldn't be surprised to learn that things are not as they seem to be.
           Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: a movie review by Rick Norwood    
This is the best new Roadrunner and Coyote cartoon since Chuck Jones passed away. Chuck Jones -- the man who discovered that the laws of physics can be funny. Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have learned that lesson well. Everybody LEAN this way. Good. Now everybody LEAN that way. Good. Lean this way. Lean that way. This way. That way. Grab. Oops, missed. Again. Lean. Lean. Lean.
           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.
          Meatballs in BBQ Sauce   

I am constantly relearning the fact that my children are picky eaters.  If it is something they have never seen before it is automatically “yucky” in their eyes.  For my daughter, if there is green bits on it of any kind she will not go near it.  There are a few things however that they […]

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          Nurse - Embrace Group - Westhill   
Park Lodge provides specialist support for up to 7 adults who have learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour.... £15.30 an hour
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          Bank Nurse - Embrace Group - Westhill   
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          Support Practitioner (Scottish Living Wage) - Richmond Fellowship - United Kingdom   
People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.... £17,137 a year
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          Learning Support Assistant - London Borough of Redbridge - United Kingdom   
We provide for pupils from the ages of 3 – 11 years with autism, social communication difficulties, speech and language needs and complex learning difficulties... £19,524 - £21,552 a year
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          Support Worker - Regard - United Kingdom   
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          Sessional Worker (Scottish Living Wage) - Richmond Fellowship - United Kingdom   
People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.... £8.25 an hour
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          Sessional Worker - Richmond Fellowship - United Kingdom   
People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.... £8.45 an hour
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          Support Practitioner - Richmond Fellowship - United Kingdom   
People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.... £15,345 a year
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          Support Assistant, Maidstone £14464.47 - mcch - United Kingdom   
At mcch, we support people with mental health needs, autism or learning disabilities. The new Transitions Supported Living Service in Maidstone will offer a... £14,464 a year
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          Create a Poll with PHPixie   

If you are looking for a fast, simple, and easy to learn PHP framework, then PHPixie may be a perfect choice for your next project. This article shows you how easy it is to code applications using PHPixie by writing a small polling application.

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          Christopher Norton Connections for Piano Activities 4   

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          Piano Level 3 Set   

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          Official Examination Papers 2015 Edition - History 3: 19th Century to Present   

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          Spider-Man Sneak Peek Introduces Vulture and His Salvage Crew   
Learn more about Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes, before he turns into the villainous Vulture in a new Spider-Man: Homecoming preview.

          Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews   
Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews
I am part Russian and will continue to expose the Jews behind the New World Order.  The same tactics and death camps are here in america just waiting to be used.  we know from the apocalypse they will "behead" Christians that is why there were 30,000 guillotines sent to these FEMA camps.  You may ask why beheading?  This is where the "organ harvesting" business comes into play.  It is not conspiracy folks get your head out of the sand.  The Jews are now saying their Messianic Era will start in about 5 years or so hence why I warn you that Antichrist Maitreya is about to arrive onto the scene.
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WARNING: Sensitive Material
Below is a excerpt from the book, ‘under the sign of the scorpion’ which describes some of the methods of torture and mass murder the Jewish Communists (Bolsheviks) sadistically inflicted onto the Russian Christian people. I warn you, you will be horrified. This is the real holocaust that happened in the 20th century, the Russian Holocaust, carried out by blood-thirsty and demonic bolshevik jews. I highlighted the parts I found to be most gut-wrenching in red.
Here it must be pointed out that the Cheka was under the control of Jews, according to documents now available. Much of this was known already in 1925. The researcher Larseh wrote in his book “The Blood-Lust of Bolshevism” (Wurttemberg, p. 45) that 50 per cent of the Cheka consisted of Jews with Jewish names, 25 per cent were Jews who had taken Russian names. All the chiefs were Jews. Lenin was well informed about all those serious crimes. All of the documents were placed on his desk. Lenin answered: “Put more force into the terror… shoot every tenth person, place all the suspects in concentration camps!”
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Lenin incarcerated people without any sentence, despite the establishment of revolutionary tribunals, as was the case in France under the Jacobins. Lenin actually claimed that the concentration camps were schools of labour. (Mikhail Heller and Alexander Nekrich, doctors of history, “Utopia in Power”, London, 1986, p. 67.) Lenin also claimed that the factory was the workers’ only school. They did not need any other education. He emphasised that anyone who could only do simple arithmetic could run a factory. Just like the terror of the Jacobins in France, the Jewish Bolshevik functionaries used barges to drown people in. Bela Kun (actually Aaron Kohn) and Roza Zemlyachka (actually Rozalia Zalkind) drowned Russian 110 officers in this way in the Crimea in the autumn of 1920. (Igor Bunich, “The Party’s Gold”, St. Petersburg, 1992, p. 73.)
The unusually cruel Jewish Chekist Mikhail Kedrov (actually Zederbaum) drowned 1092 Russian officers in the White Sea in the spring of 1920. Lenin and his accomplices did not arrest just anyone. They executed those most active in society, the independent thinkers. Lenin gave orders to kill as many students as possible in several towns. The Chekists arrested every youth wearing a school cap. They were liquidated because Lenin believed the coming Russian intellectuals would be a threat to the Soviet regime. (Vladimir Soloukhin, “In the Light of Day”, Moscow 1992, p. 40.) The role of the Russian intellectuals in society was taken over by the Jews. Many students (for example in Yaroslavl) learned quickly and hid their school caps. Afterwards, the Chekists stopped all suspect youths and searched their hair for the stripe of the school cap. If the stripe was found, the youth was killed on the spot.
The author Vladimir Soloukhin revealed that the Chekists were especially interested in handsome boys and pretty girls. These were the first to be killed. It was believed that there would be more intellectuals among attractive people. Attractive youths were therefore killed as a danger to society. No crime as terrible as this has hitherto been described in the history of the world. The terror was co-ordinated by the Chekist functionary Joseph Unschlicht. How did they go about the murders? The Jewish Chekists flavoured murder with various torture methods. In his documentary “The Russia We Lost”, the director Stanislav Govorukhin told how the priesthood in Kherson were crucified. The archbishop Andronnikov in Perm was tortured: his eyes were poked out, his ears and nose were cut off.

In Kharkov the priest Dmitri was undressed. When he tried to make the sign of the cross, a Chekist cut off his right hand. Several sources tell how the Chekists in Kharkov placed the victims in a row and nailed their hands to a table, cut around their wrists with a knife, poured boiling water over the hands and pulled the skin off. This was called “pulling off the glove”. In other places, the victim’s head was placed on an anvil and slowly crushed with a steam hammer. Those due to undergo the same punishment the next day were forced to watch.
The eyes of church dignitaries were poked out, their tongues were cut off and they were buried alive. There were Chekists who used to cut open 111 the stomachs of their victims, following which they pulled out a length of the small intestine and nailed it to a telegraph pole and, with a whip, forced the unlucky victim to run circles around the pole until the whole intestine had been unravelled and the victim died. The bishop of Voronezh was boiled alive in a big pot, after which the monks, with revolvers aimed at their heads, were forced to drink this soup.
Other Chekists crushed the heads of their victims with special headscrews, or drilled them through with dental tools. The upper part of the skull was sawn off and the nearest in line was forced to eat the brain, following which the procedure would be repeated to the end of the line. The Chekists often arrested whole families and tortured the children before the eyes of their parents, and the wives before their husbands. Mikhail Voslensky, a former Soviet functionary, described some of the cruel methods used by the Chekists in his book “Nomenklatura” / “Nomenclature” (Stockholm, 1982, p. 321):Related image
“In Kharkov, people were scalped. In Voronezh, the torture victims were placed in barrels into which nails were hammered so that they stuck out on the inside, upon which the barrels were set rolling. A pentacle (usually a five-pointed star formerly used in magic) was burned into the foreheads of the victims. In Tsaritsyn and Kamyshin, the hands of victims were amputated with a saw. In Poltava and Kremenchug, the victims were impaled. In Odessa, they were roasted alive in ovens or ripped to pieces. In Kiev, the victims were placed in coffins with a decomposing body and buried alive, only to be dug up again after half an hour.” Lenin was dissatisfied with these reports and demanded: “Put more force into the terror!”
All of this happened in the provinces. The reader can try to imagine how people were executed in Moscow. The Russian-Jewish newspaper Yevreyskaya Tribuna stated on the 24th of August 1922 that Lenin had asked the rabbis if they were satisfied with the particularly cruel executions. The Ideological Background of the Terror Compare the crimes mentioned in the previous chapter with the Old Testament account of King David’s massacre of the entire civilian population of an enemy (“thus did he unto all the cities of the children of 112 Ammon”). He “cut them with saws and with harrows of iron” and “made them pass through the brickkiln”. After the Second World War, this text was changed in most European Bibles. Now, many Bibles state that the people were put to work with the tools mentioned and were occupied with brick-making – something the inhabitants had been doing continually for several thousand years already. (This is found in II Samuel, 12:31, and in I Chronicles 20:3.)
The Jewish extremists’ serious crimes in Russia were committed in the true spirit of the Old Testament (King James’ Bible): * The god of the Israelites demands the mass-murder of Gentiles (i.e. goyim = non-Jews), including women and children. (Deuteronomy, 20:16.) * Yahweh wishes to spread terror among the Gentiles (Deuteronomy, 2:25). * Yahweh demands the destruction of other religions (Deuteronomy, 7:5). * The Jews may divide the prey of a great spoil (Isaiah, 33:23). * The Jews may make Gentiles their slaves (Isaiah, 14:2). * Those refusing to serve the Jews shall perish and be utterly wasted (Isaiah, 60:12). * Gentiles shall be forced to eat

their own flesh (Isaiah, 49:26).


Returning to the Bolshevik terror: in order to control the people’s hatred of their Jewish torturers and executioners, people suspected of having an anti-Semitic attitude were also executed. Those in possession of the book “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” were executed on the spot. At the end of March 1919, Lenin was forced to explain: “The Jews are not the enemies of the working classes… they are our friends in the struggle for Socialism.” But the people hated precisely this Socialism and those who practised terror in its name. Vladimir Ulyanov’s passion was to kill as many people as possible without thinking of the consequences. Of course, he never wondered whether it was really possible to build a state on violence and evil.
Lenin showed the same kind of thoughtlessness by the Yenisei, where he had loaded his boat with so many dead rabbits with crushed heads that it sank under the weight. In August 1991 the state-ship Lenin had launched, sank. What else was to be expected? In the beginning of the 1920s there were already 70 000 prisoners in 300 concentration camps, according to “The Russian Revolution” by 113 Richard Pipes at Harvard University, though in reality there were probably many more. It was in this manner that Lenin built his GULAG archipelago.
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see also – 

do americans face a red terror

the genocide you never hear of

judaism is communism

THE VICIOUS JEWISH PARTISANS OF WW2 

HELLSTORM: THE RAPE AND MASS MURDER OF GERMAN WOMEN AFTER WWII

 CENTRAL BANK SCAM EXPLAINS WORLD MALAISE 

time to start defending christianity

Great Anti-Bolshevist Exhibition (1937)

Secret Behind Communism –  The Ethnic Origins of the bolshevik revolution

jewish murderers of the russian revolution
 

The Jewish Butchers Behind Communism 

Jewish Quotes from the New World Order

  This was my talk with Scottie Spencer from Smoloko.com



          The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit   
The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit
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"...because Fatima is a very apocalyptic message. It says that no matter what happens there are going to be terrible wars, there are going to be diseases, whole nations are going to be wiped out, there are going to be 3 days darkness, there are going to be epidemics that will wipe out whole nations overnight (great culling), parts of the earth will be washed away at sea and violent tornadoes and storms. It's not a nice message at all." ~Fr Malachi Martin on portions of the real 3rd secret of Fatima
My oh my, we may be getting glimpse into how the Deep State will ultimately respond to the extreme scrutiny that they are undergoing. The Deep State is losing control of the narrative and they desperately need a game-changer. And the following may very well represent what is coming.

Bill Gates and the Discovery Channel are Promoting a New Show on Pandemics As a Threat to Humanity

The Discovery Channel is airing a show on July 6th which details how easy it would be for a pandemic to wipe out a significant amount of humanity. The content of the show is not newsworthy unto itself. However, when they bring the richest man in the world, who has made a large portion of his wealth from vaccines, come in and promote the show’s trailer, namely Bill Gates, that is worth noting.
Bill Gates is certainly no stranger to the subject of pandemics and it is interesting that he is featured in such a prominent manner.



If I wanted to obtain credibility on a widespread basis, I would not be selecting Bill Gates to promote anything that has to do with health, particularly in the arena of health administration. The old saying, “with friends like this, who needs enemies”, certainly applies. Please consider what Bill Gates previously did on a mass scale to young women in India. The following is from Natural News:
“In 2009, the tribal children of the Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh were gathered together and told they would be receiving healthcare shots. Even though the Gates foundation has the wealth to give these tribes access to clean water, sanitation services, nutrition and low stress living conditions, they instead push for HPV vaccines and call them “well-being” shots. The shot these young girls received was an HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck and administered by the state’s health department. The young girls, aged 9–15, were instructed to line up for three doses of the vaccine. As the months rolled on, the health of the 16,000 girls rapidly deteriorated. Five of the girls died shortly thereafter.
In Vadodara, Gujarat, another 14,000 or more tribal children were put to the test. This time the Gates Foundation carried out their humanitarian healthcare mission by providing the HPV vaccine called Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.
Giving no informed consent, the Gates Foundation coerced the tribal people on the belief that the shots were beneficial and necessary. However, when virus material, heavy metals and other preservatives foreign to the body are injected into young, developing women, drastic changes are bound to occur in their bodies. Having no idea that they were being signed up for vaccine trials, thousands of young girls were injected with these experimental vaccines purported to prevent cervical cancer.
Instead of seeing their health improve, the tribes reported numerous, bizarre adverse events in the days, weeks and months following vaccination. Young girls in India lost weight, appetite and stamina. 16-year-old Aman Dhawan had no idea he was even signed up for the vaccine trial. Soon thereafter he began to lose weight and energy, as the life was sucked right out of him. The same problem broke out among girls in Colombia, where the same vaccine had been doled out to the young girls there”.
Again, with friends like this, who needs enemies?

A New Pandemic Is the Fulfillment of Gates Self-Appointed Destiny

On February 28, 2013, Bill Gates appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and he was as candid as a globalist could be. On the show, Gates indicated that he has contributed large sums of money to numerous causes such as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative originally launched in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and UNICEF.
Gates expressed his love affair with vaccines and his clear intention to reduce the world’s population when he stated the following:
 “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Quite clearly, Gates is a devoted subscriber to Eugenics and depopulation. On his television show, Charlie Rose asked Gates the following question:

“You mentioned the five or a six year plan the new initiative has learning from old lessons and therefore, coming up with new approaches. What are the new approaches?”
To that question, Bill Gates answered:
“Well, we’re able to use new technology like satellite photos to see are there people moving around, nomadic roots. You know we see if when we go out to get all the children, if there’s some settlement areas that we’ve actually missed. We also put a – – a phone in the vaccine box they carry around that looks where they’re located every three minutes and so it has that GPS data. At the end of the day you plug that in and compare it to where they were asked to go, and you can see if you’re – you’re really covering all the kids.”
Gates is clearly advocating for an extreme Orwellian society that will be monitored and targeted for vaccinations that do more harm than good. The ultimate goal is depopulation, not saving lives. Unfortunately for the fate of humanity, Gates seems to know something ominous is coming our way when we consider what Gates recently wrote in the New York Times.

Bill Gates Writes for the New York Times

On March 18, 2015, the King of vaccinations  wrote an editorial piece in the New York Times in which he stated that the “Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic“.
Gates also stated the following:
“As menacing as Ebola was this past year, other pandemics are a greater threat to the human race.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic.
Of all the things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world…there are many things worse than Ebola”
Gates spoke about the deadly Spanish Flu and other epidemics which could (probably will) serve to threaten humanity. Frighteningly and prophetically, Gates is advocating for the United Nations should “fund a global institution” to coordinate the efforts to conduct mass vaccinations. Would anyone like to place a bet that the new round of vaccinations will be mandatory? The United Nations and the World Health Organization would be in charge according to Gates. After all, according to Gates, Ebola was terrible, but next time, “it could be much worse“.

Gates Has Already Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Can we only imagine the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $50 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola and this is just one small example of how Gates has positioned himself to enormously profit from a pandemic:

“When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an Ebola vaccine, coupled with the fact that the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI…”

If one really wants to get conspiratorial, consider that back in 2014 I previously published an article entitled:

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

Predictive Programming Supports Gates’ Prepositioning to Profit from an Engineered Pandemic

TNT is currently home to a very popular show known as The Last Ship. From a technical standpoint, the show is very well constructed particularly with regard to the military protocols embedded within the story line. The show is based on an engineered pandemic which sweeps the planet and destroys 80% of humanity. Interestingly, the show contains a sub-theme in which a group of people who are immune to the pandemic, ban together to try and form a “master race”  and also kill off the vulnerable at the same time as they try and enhance the spreading of the pandemic.
In the show’s plot a “vaccine” is developed as a cure. Bill Gates must be jumping up and down for joy at the storyline since this man virtually controls all vaccines on the planet.  Here is a further description of the show which takes on new meaning now that the discussion of a potential pandemic is taking place in combination with the Discovery Channel’s exploration, guided by Gates, into this topic. Here is a brief discussion of the show, The Last Ship.


In the first three seasons of the Last Ship, it has always debuted in June. I find it more than interesting that the season premiere has been delayed until after the Discovery Channel’s show with Bill Gates on pandemics.
TNT has chosen Sunday, August 20th,  for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. Also, I find it interesting that the show was renewed for two years which guarantees a 5th year. When have you ever seen a show be renewed for two years at a time?

Conclusion

If I were to don my conspiracy hat, which is easy to do when Bill Gates is in the neighborhood, it appears that humanity being prepared for the inevitable pandemic which will wipe out any real resistance to the Deep State.
What does this mean for the United States and for your family. Fortunately, the Obama administration left behind several documents which tells us what we are all facing and this will the future topic of these particular revelations. In the meantime, monitor your news for preliminary snippets of a coming pandemic.

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          CERN Breaking Records With Unprecedented Number of Particles In Record Time    
CERN Breaking Records With Unprecedented Number of Particles In Record Time 
CERN is the evil program which will literally open the "gates of hell".   Our Lady said to wear her scapular and pray her rosary but how FEW take this message seriously.  I guess that is why 3/4 of the world will die in the 3 days of darkness...
Apocalypse 9: 1-5 with St. Jerome's commentary: "And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. [2] And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. [3] And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power: [4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads. [5] And it was given unto them that they should not kill them; but that they should torment them five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 

[1] "A star fall": This may mean the fall and apostasy of great and learned men from the true faith. Or a whole nation falling into error and separating from the church, not having the sign of God in their foreheads.
[1] "The key of the bottomless pit": That is, to the angel, not to the fallen star. To this angel was given the power, which is here signified by a key, of opening hell.
[3] "There came out locusts": These may be devils in Antichrist's time, having the appearance of locusts, but large and monstrous, as here described. 




An unprecedented number of particles has been reached in record time. Just five weeks after physics resumed, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is already running at full throttle. On Wednesday 28 June 2017 the LHC established yet another record-breaking high, with 2556 proton bunches circulating in each direction of the accelerator. The beams in the LHC are made up of bunches of protons, spaced seven metres (25 nanoseconds) apart, with each one containing more than 100 billion protons. 2556 is the maximum possible number of bunches that can be reached with the beam preparation method currently used.
The particle bunches that are delivered to the LHC are prepared and accelerated by a chain of four accelerators. Since last year, a new method to group and split the bunches enables the particles to be squeezed even closer together. With an equal number of protons, the beam diameter was reduced by 40 per cent. Denser bunches means a higher probability of collisions at the centre of the experiments.
This success has led to a new luminosityrecord for the LHC of 1.58x1034 cm-2s-1. This figure may not mean much to most of us, but it's crucial for the accelerator's experts. It measures the number of potential collisions per second and per unit of area . This new peak luminosity surpasses initial expectations defined by the original designs for the LHC, which hoped it could reach a maximum of 1x1034cm-2s-1.
A higher luminosity means more collisions for the experiments collecting data: in just a few weeks ATLAS and CMS stored more than 6 inverse femtobarns, over an eighth of the total anticipated for the whole year.
Nevertheless, the operators cannot sit on their hands. Many parameters can be tuned to further improve the luminosity.
Next week, the LHC and its experiments will take a short break for the first of the two technical stops planned for the year. This will be an opportunity to carry out maintenance.

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THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS

 Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. "The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption ..." [January 4, 1884] "The three days of darkness will be on a THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady ... three days less one night."

"The earth will be covered in darkness", says Our Lady on 20th of September 1882, "AND HELL WILL BE LOOSED ON EARTH. Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear."

"During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible colour it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once ..."

"The sky will be on fire, the earth will split ... During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine ..."

"NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER.. will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends; NOT ONE WILL PERISH. We will need them to publish the glory of the Cross ..." [December 8, 1882]

"THE CANDLES OF BLESSED WAX ALONE WILL GIVE LIGHT during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell ... In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT."

"And Our Lady states: "Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror."

"During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES ... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent. .."

 "THE EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground."

"Three-quarters of the population of the globe will disappear. Half the population of France will be destroyed."


"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church (Catholic), and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
[Matthew 16:18]

 

Anthony Patch "CERN: Opening The GateWay To Hell"




          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


TradCatKnight in the media: THE SATANIC VATICAN DECEPTION 


          Protests in India Against 'Cow-Protecting' Vigilantes Succeed in Breaking Prime Minister's Silence   
Do some Indian lives matter more than others? The Modi government seems to think so.

On June 29, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gave a long-awaited (though mild) admonishment of violent “cow protection” vigilantes who have been let loose in the streets of India, on its trains, buses and village and city public spaces, lynching Indians (almost always Muslims or Dalits, members of the lowest caste). Modi, who is normally outspoken, has previously been mum on the spate of killings, conveying an overall climate of immunity to murderous mobs. What appears to have broken this studied silence are the spontaneous protests that finally erupted all over India and coalesced on July 28 when citizens, including celebrities, in 12 cities took over public squares and promenades after a spontaneous call by Delhi-based filmmaker Saba Dewan in a Facebook post.

Though they took some time in coming, the protests appear to have had their desired effect, temporarily at least. Not only has Modi spoken, but the normally distanced Indian commercial television channels have given space to this democratic expression of outrage.

The immediate provocation was the lynching of a Muslim teenager named Junaid Khan on a train, shortly after it departed from Delhi. The men who stabbed Junaid also left his brothers seriously injured. The incident occurred on June 23, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan), when the auspicious Alvida Namaaz(prayers) are read and which has a special significance for the devout.

At SabrangIndia, we reported the train incident following an unusually prompt press release from the Communist Party of India, whose politbureau members had visited the site of the incident. We commented in our report that India would soon need its very own “Lynch Calendar.” What we could not report until three days later was that on the same Friday, some 1,088 kilometers away in Chatra Jharkhand, 24-year-old Mohammad Salman was shot and killed in cold blood by men in uniform who simply entered his home, shoved him outside and ordered their subordinates to commit the crime.

In the same eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, there have been a spate of horrific killings, including lynchings, that still haunt public memory—particularly the March 2016 hangings of dairy farmers Mazloom Ansari and 12-year-old Imteyaz Khan in a deserted public village. What has faded away from the current outrage and even the media commentary is the fact that the National Commission for Minorities (a statutory body set up specifically to protect the rights of minorities) had been compelled to send a team to investigate.

The report of the Commission severely indicted the Jharkhand police and the political class for failing to “rein in the cow protection groups who are taking law into their own hands.” The NCM also recorded in its report that “Deep and widespread communalisation of sections of the Jharkhand police force, and slogans like ‘go to Pakistan’ were frequently used by the local police against the Muslims, pointing toward a larger communalisation of the state police.” That report was from May 2016. Today the NCM stands discredited with political appointments by the Modi government who have put into position representatives who have no background in terms of autonomy and rights and are simply toeing a majoritarian government’s line.

Noted activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her 2008 NCM Award on Tuesday, making a strong public statement. She said in her open letter:

“I am returning it [the award] in the memory of the innumerable innocent victims lynched by marauding mobs. Mob Lynching of Muslims and Islamophobia have taken over India. Even before the community can mourn its dead, the next incident takes place. There is an atmosphere of fear and terror. Under the present Government, the marginalization of minority groups has become the norm.

“The design of turning India into a Hindu Rashtra [nation], which began decades ago with calling Muslims dirty, having too many children and being illiterate moved on to excluding them from residential spaces, targeting them as terrorists, has now reached its pinnacle where all public spaces and all means of livelihood are becoming unsafe for the Muslim community.

“Similar to Hitler’s Germany, Muslims are being projected as the biggest enemy of the state and the people of the country. There is legitimization of the communal ideology by the State and the media, [which] has led to acceptance of prejudices and stereotyping without questioning them in popular consciousness, deep infiltration of hate in the minds and hearts of ordinary people and apathy on the part of a large section of the society especially ‘educated’ middle classes.”

The list of assaults is gruesome: The Muslim Maulvi (cleric) who was beaten in April 2017, on a day supposedly important for devout Hindus (Ram Navmi, the birthdate of Lord Ram), in Jharkhand; the beating death of cattle farmer Pehlu Khan from Mewat while he was on agrarian business in Alwar Rajasthan in April 2017; or the lynch mob murder of political activist Zafar Hussain of the Communist Party of India, also in Rajasthan. Each of these murders is happening in the name of faith by the mob proponents of the Hindu nation, who believe the cow to be more precious than human life. The militarized march to a Hindu nation is laden with such dutiful tasks as cleansing the nation of the “dirty,” be it Dalits, Christians, Muslims or Communists.

Countries around the world need to better understand this: If the protests on June 28 drew Indians out of a numb fear that appeared to have gripped even opponents to this ideal, they need to continue and intensify. At the first instance of such an episode in September 2015, a similar dam of protest had broken. Writers led by the eminent Nayantara Sahgal returned their national awards in a powerful protest that embarassed the Modi government and put it on the defensive. Dozens of writers in over a dozen Indian languages, all winners of awards and powerful cultural commentators in their own right, followed by filmmakers, joined in this powerful symbolic protest. But life went on, and the killings continued. It would be tedious to list all the dead, and the circumstances in which they were lynched—most for rumors or frenzied hysteria about transporting cows or bullocks or eating beef, some for marrying a Hindu.

What is crucial to emphasize is the chain of command of culpability in this climate of impunity and lynchings. They began after the Modi government came to power and were aided and abetted by those in power within the government who spewed venom against Indian Muslims and Christians even while holding senior constitutional posts. They were further emboldened when governments run by the same party Modi represents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed unconstitutional “beef laws” to curtail the slaughter, consumption and transportation of beef. They got greater pats on the back when their parent organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke of the Holy Cow and its protection. The nail in the coffin was the recently introduced ban on the sale of cattle passed by the Modi government.

Indian newspapers have extensively reported recently, as they also did a year ago, that despite Modi’s apparent regrets about the lynchings, in his previous position as Gujarat chief minister, he was a firm proponent not just of cow protection, but against beef exports. The Indian Express recalls Modi statements of 2013, 2012 and 2014, when he attacked the previous Congress-led government for allowing the export of beef. That politicians indulge in the proverbial doublespeak, before and after a campaign, is only part of the problem. The other is more substantive.

As I have argued:

“For years now, since distributions of trishulsthrough trishul dikshaprogrammes, since violent arms trainings by the RSS and Bajrang Dal, since the terror unleashed by the Mobs on the Street—ever available at the blow of the metamorphical whistle—be it the Mob that lynched Christians (there were over 75 attacks between 1999 and 2002 documented by the All India Christian Union and published by Communalism Combat)or the Mob that attacked Naroda Patiya or Gulberg Society or Odh or Sardarpura villages (Gujarat 2002) or the Mob terror unleashed in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut (September 2013)—we have been arguing, with and to the political class and law enforcement agencies: treat Mob terror and Bomb Terror on Par. Do not look at these equally debilitating and vicious kinds of violence that impact innocent lives, differently.”

When there is the terror of the mob attacking a neighborhood, or lynching people, there is a section of the populace, including law enforcement, that participates through its silence, simply looking on. It is this majority participation, through the silence of complicity, that ensures selective outrage and token utterances from the powerful. No wonder then that the Modis, and the Venkaiah Naidus and even law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad only speak selectively and occasionally. Do some Indian lives matter more than others?

Unfortunately it seems that they do. The killers of Mohammad Ayub in Gujarat, lynched on the eve of Modi’s visit to his home state, were given bail by the higher courts; the killers of Mazloom Ansari and Imiteyaz in Latehar also got out on bail six months ago. On the other hand, those accused, even falsely, of acts of bomb terror do not get bail, often until the final acquittal. They remain incarcerated. This imbalance, even prejudice or bias—privileging mob terror over bomb terror—must stop. The Indian establishment must look at them as two sides of the same coin, or else we are perpetrating an injustice of our own.

That the numbness has finally broken is a good beginning, even if it comes somewhat late. It needs to go further, however, to assert, again and again, in public discourse, that mob terror is as vicious as bomb terror, and to ensure that every police station, every district collector, every railway policeman functions as the Indian Constitution requires him to, with equality before the law and non-discrimination as his credo.

To end with hope, it’s worth reproducing this Facebook post from a mother, which went viral on Thursday. With the picture of an Indian woman holding the holy book of India, its Constitution, she writes:

NOT IN MY NAME

Junaid was lynched by a mob of cruel human beings. I don’t care what religion those lynchers belonged to. Nor do I care what religion Junaid belonged to. I only care about one thing. A group of mean, cruel human beings killed a teenager and assaulted three other young men brutally!
Junaid was 16.
My elder son will turn 16 next year.
My heart breaks for Junaid’s mother.
Not only did a group of cruel human beings kill Junaid, another group of cruel human beings egged them on. Junaid was also killed by those cruel people who witnessed the insanity & chose to remain silent.
There are some cruel people who justify this lynching.
Yes! Hate allows for all sorts of justification.
There has been a long list of these lynchings. It has become so common that no one talks about it. Nobody asks questions about what happened to the perpetrators. Whether they were caught & given the strictest punishment or whether they were released to unleash more violence!
I cannot fathom how anyone can kill unarmed, innocent human beings!
I cannot fathom how people can justify this horrific violence!
Instead of taking law into their own hands why are police complaints not made?
Is it because the lynch mob knows that there is no reason behind what they have done?
All they want to do is to kill in the name of hate.
Whichever religion, ideology, language, ethnicity you belong to, lynching done in any name cannot be condoned!
We’ve suffered so many riots, terrorist attacks, pogroms, lynchings but we haven’t learnt anything.
The bottom line is that innocent human beings become the target of that hate. They are usually poor. They are usually those who are incapable of fighting back. It is really too, too disheartening.
Innocence dies when hate rules!
I cannot be a part of those who encourage hate.
I was with the Ekta Manch marching from Parel to Azad Maidan singing “Hum hongey kaamyaab….” to promote brotherhood between fellow citizens of all faiths in 1993 after the horrendous riots followed by the heinous bomb blasts in Mumbai.
I marched to the Gateway of India to protest the utter failure & crass mishandling of 26/11 by the then Congress Govt in the State and the Centre in 2008.
I supported the Anna Hazare anti corruption movement when he waged the civil battle against the UPA 2 Govt at the Centre.
I was vocal about women’s safety after the horrendous rape & murder of Jyoti Singh as well as Pallavi Purkayastha as well as the sickening hacking of Swathi.
Today I stand firmly against the lynch mentality that has an active political patronage in our country.
I do not belong to any political party. I am a citizen of one of the finest democracies in the World. That is why it is so important for all of us to respect & protect the tenets of our Constitution.
I, as a proud citizen of India, do not conform to the views of anyone who actively or passively supports this lynching.
My allegiance lies with the Constitution of India.
If the Govt or any other body does anything to undermine the basic tenets of democracy in our country, I will vocally oppose it.
I so wanted to be a part of the peaceful civil protest at Carter Road today but I can’t. But I will not be a part of this hate!
I do not want my children to inherit this hate.
I will not have the blood of innocents on my hands.

NOT IN MY NAME!

 

 

 

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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?'

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BYKI teach with their 3 step process, which involves:

1 Look through flashcards with images and text.

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3 Test yourself - look at the English and see if you can get the Irish

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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
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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.

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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.
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Dia duit,

As part of my resolution for the new year, and a commitment to make myself better, I purchased the Rosetta Stone language teaching software and have now been using it for 5 days.  It seems the first 'block' of lessons has been dedicating itself to lightly to vocabulary and actual sentance structure, instead focusing a lot more on pronunciation.  I can construct a few basic sentances now and am trying to dedicate 45min to 1hr a day working on these lessons.  It came with companion CDs too that are basically 'repeat after me' lessons, for the one's I've experienced thus far.

Part of my 'non lesson' time involves me seeing objects and trying to repeat, and if I can, spell the Irish for that word.  I own two cats, so cat is easy, hehe.  Some of what they're teaching me I can make light sense of, such as how singular and plural affects the structure of the verbs and their tense.  I am hoping they will expand more on this in future lessons.  I enabled the international keyboard on that laptop and now have an Irish keyboard I can switch to and use instead of their in program 'vowel palette' which I am not terribly fond of.

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This link was sent to me the other day.

Donna Wong's "Learner's Guide to Irish" is now free for personal use:
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          please recommend interesting irish fiction for a beginner   

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5.   
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          TV and Internet Installer (Satellite) – Iron Springs, Arkansas - Southern Star, Inc. - Iron Springs, AR   
No Satellite installation or service experience is required!! We are looking for those with the ability to learn and the drive to succeed! We look for people
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          Quality Engineer - DIRECT HIRE!   
WI-Cottage Grove, Experis is working closely with a premier and industry leading manufacturing company in the Cottage Grove, WI area on a direct hire/permanent Quality Engineer position. They look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, have a desire to learn and grow, and are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and b
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Create a Six-Figure Passive Income Doing What You Love!   
Book Marketing Coach and international best-selling author William R. Patterson discusses strategies that authors can use to catapult their income, books sales and celebrity status. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coach.htm. As an author and entrepreneur, you will learn: (1) How to find thousands of dollars to publish and promote your book. (2) Highly-effective, low cost strategies for quickly selling more books. (3) How to reap big profits from important shifts happening in the publishing industry and the way books are marketed and distributed. (4) Why many authors, self-publishers and traditional publishers are using an outdated financial model and how you can use the BARON model to create multiple streams of passive income. (5) Four strategies for getting celebrities to endorse your work. (6) How to quickly create hundreds of products and services based on your book. (7) Free and low cost resources for promoting your book to your ideal target audience.
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Wealth Mindset and Strategies That Create Millions   
Wealth coach and international best-selling author William R. Patterson reveals the new mindset and strategies needed to create millions in today's economy. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/coaching.htm Learn how to accelerate your path to financial independence and save years of wasted time. Discover ways to protect your finances, generate multiple streams of income, and quickly build wealth in any economic environment.
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Highly-Effective Strategies for Book Marketing & Promotion   
Bestselling Author Secrets Part III - Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Get others to promote your book to tens-of-thousands of people for free (2) Get radio, television and print coverage for your book (3) Position your title to become a book club selection and best-seller (4) Set-up live and virtual book tours to increase your profits (5) Significantly increase traffic from qualified buyers to your website (6) Generate income faster by pre-selling your book before it is released
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - How to Publish & Distribute Your Book for Maximum Profit    
Bestselling Author Secrets Part II - Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Avoid common mistakes most independent and signed authors make regarding contract negotiation, marketing and distribution (2) Produce your book on a limited budget (3) Find the best distributors for your book (4) Get your book in bookstores and libraries (5) Make money abroad by selling or licensing rights to your book (6) Quadruple your average book order with volume and premium sales
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - How to Write Books That Sell   
Best-selling Author Secrets Part I - Don't think you have the time or skill to write a best-selling book? Don't think you can build wealth rapidly and create multiple streams of income in a down economy? Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they prove you wrong and share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Identify great story ideas that will excite publishers, generate a dedicated audience and make you money (2) Minimize writer's block so you can stay motivated and quickly get your book completed (3) Effectively use back story and emotion to create real characters and tell compelling stories that can propel you to best-seller status (4) Discover ways to tell readers more—in less time and with fewer pages (5) Use valuable literary techniques that have sold millions of books worldwide (6) Ensure that every word you write contributes significantly to your story
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Maximum Profit Internet Business Strategies   
Wealth Coach William R. Patterson shares how to start, fund, and grow a profitable online business that you can ultimately automate or sell. From product and service line development to marketing and the administrative side of operating a web business, you will discover what you need to develop, plan, and implement a high ROI business model. For more information on BARON Wealth and Business Coaching, visit http://www.baronseries.com/coaching.htm. In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Convert more prospects into customers with your website copy (2) Find low-cost content, tools, and services to quickly and consistently drive traffic, increase page views, and expand your site (3) Attract paid advertisers (4) Increase your Google, Yahoo, and Alexa rankings (5) Get others to promote your products and services for free (6) Find the most profitable key words and manage email lists, affiliate programs, and traffic campaigns (7) Make money on the internet even if you don't have your own product or service to sell
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson – How to Turn Your Product Line Into a Fortune   
Wealth Coach William R. Patterson shares The Baron Solution turnkey approach for creating a profitable product line from scratch. You will discover step-by-step how to get started, what products to sell, how to package your offerings for maximum profit, and the best places and strategies for marketing your products online and offline. For more information on BARON Wealth and Business Coaching, visit http://www.baronseries.com/coaching.htm. You will learn how to: (1) Get started immediately with ten low-cost strategies for developing your own product line (2) Determine the ideal product combinations for your audience (3) Turn your product line into residual income streams (4) Triple your income by creating a multiple purpose for your products (5) Implement the seven critical elements of a "cash flow" generating website (6) Sell more products using irresistible offers and multimedia campaigns (7) Double your income with the right branding and positioning (8) Dominate your market niche and increase your credibility and celebrity status (9) Get other people to promote your products and services for free (10) Cost-effectively distribute your products online and offline
          Five Unexpected Things to Learn in Master Gardener Training   
It’s snowy outdoors at the Chicago Botanic Garden. But serious gardening is underway indoors, where master gardener training has begun. The Garden’s Plant Information Service help desk typically recruits 20 new master gardener interns from each biannual training session. Master gardeners answer your questions! Every two years, the Garden becomes a teaching site for the […]
          7/2/2017: Front Page: Learning to say no: Pia takes control   

is a woman in control and she makes no apologies for it. The popular Home and Away actor believes learning to say no has been an important lesson of life in the public eye. “I pride myself on saying no ... probably more than saying yes. I feel like...
          Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Protects Memory & Capacity To Learn, Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease   
Extra-virgin olive oil consumption protects against the loss of memory and lean ring capacity, and also against the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain (markers for Alzheimer’s disease), according to new research from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). The new findings are detailed in a paper […]
          7/2/2017: Front Page: JARRYD ROUGHEAD   
At Hawthorn, Jarryd Roughead is another captain with big shoes to fill. Roughead has the ingredients to be a great leader, not only through what he learnt by overcoming cancer, but simply by being a good footballer. Although when you watch Hawthorn’s...
          "Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs." - Albert Einstein   
"Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs." - Albert Einstein
          Lockerbie evidence not disclosed   
Scottish police had information that could have changed the outcome of the Lockerbie trial, a BBC programme learns.
           Pia Miller reveals she's learnt to say no    
Pia Miller, 33, revealed in a sneak peek of Cosmopolitan's August issue, that she has learnt to say no, as a celebrity in the public eye.
          Best Mother’s Day Free Lesson Plans   
Great Mother’s Day lesson plan by Alan Haskvitz http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Ringleaders/al.html Mother’s Day cars are an excellent teaching tool as well as an opportunity for the students to learn about famous women in history. The lesson starts with the students developing a list of positive character traits. There are some excellent sites listed below. Next, they research […]
          Everything I Needed to Know I Learned on the School Bus   
Everything I Needed to Know I Learned on the School Bus by National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz It was a very cold morning. Bitter cold. And I didn’t have to go to work. Smug and delighted, I closed my eyes and enjoyed one of the greatest benefits of retirement: time. And with this […]
          10 Crucial Mistakes Retired People Make   
“If you are not learning, you are dying.” Albert Einstein 10 Crucial Errors: A Retired Teacher’s Guide for Retiring Teachers by Alan Haskvitz, retired I am not a financial expert or psychologist. What I am is a retired teacher and so the information that I am presenting is advice that I have learned from the […]
          President Trump: Wise up and learn what national government “meanness” really means   
Mr. President, Last week’s media reporting was filled with reports that you have described the House’s health care bill as “mean”. Now, if you think that bill is mean, you are not even close to being in the same ballpark as the bulk of your countrymen. There is so much meanness that has been directed […]
          Restaurant General Manager - Fulenwider Enterprises - King, NC   
Demonstrates belief in all people through strong execution of recruiting, selection, development, and retention tools (e.g., Hiring Zone, Learning Zone, 1:1's,...
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          General Manager - Fulenwider Enterprises - Elkin, NC   
Demonstrates belief in all people through strong execution of recruiting, selection, development, and retention tools (e.g., Hiring Zone, Learning Zone, 1:1's,...
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          General Manager - Fulenwider Enterprises - West Jefferson, NC   
Demonstrates belief in all people through strong execution of recruiting, selection, development, and retention tools (e.g., Hiring Zone, Learning Zone, 1:1's,...
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          Optician   
PA-Latrobe, We are currently looking for the right person to join our team of opticians and optometrists in a busy private practice setting. Experience is a plus but is not required as we are willing to train the right person who is devoted to learning and to customer service. Job Purpose: Improves customers' vision by filling ophthalmic prescriptions; duplicating current prescriptive lenses. Duties: * Provid
           Five things we learned from the British and Irish Lions´ victory over New Zealand    
The Lions recorded their first victory over New Zealand in 24 years.
          Pink Ladybugs in the Garden   
Pink ladybugs look a lot like spotted cucumber beetles. Learn how to identify and protect these beneficial insects. Continue reading
          5000 images online   
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          The get-up-to-speed-guide on the school voucher debate   

With a choice-friendly President and Secretary of Education now in office, private school choice programs have been cast into the national spotlight. This week has been no different: On Monday, researchers released two major studies on vouchers—one on Indiana’s program, the other on Louisiana’s—and the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that may have implications for choice programs across this nation.

Among other things, this means that the debate on private school choice has moved from the periphery of the education policy conversation to center stage. As a result, some of you may be joining the conversation for the first time. As a long-time participant in the voucher wars, we at the Fordham Institute thought it might be helpful to offer a get-up-to-speed guide featuring some of our “greatest hits” on the topic.

We’ve arranged it around four questions:

  1. What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?
  2. What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?
  3. How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?
  4. What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?

Boosting student outcomes remains a key goal of private-school choice. While Fordham isn’t a program evaluator per se, we’ve been proud to assist and support several important empirical analyses on the impacts of vouchers on both participants and pupils in public schools. Back in the early 2000s, we helped support an experimental study of a privately funded scholarship program in Dayton. The analysis found that African American participants made significant progress (more so in reading). Fast forward almost a decade: Ohio lawmakers had enacted a statewide voucher program known as EdChoice. In 2008, Fordham and a number other groups released an early study offering evidence that vouchers may have improved public schools as competition increased. Eight years later, we released a rigorous analysis of EdChoice by David Figlio. His study would corroborate the “competitive effects” finding, though he also found that voucher students themselves lost ground on state tests. As we’ve discussed, however, the participant analysis has several limitations that should be kept in mind. For an accessible overview of this study, see Dr. Figlio’s slide deck presented at our February event on voucher research.

What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?

One of the central, thorniest policy questions of private-school choice programs is whether and how to hold them accountable for results. In 2009, we interviewed twenty top thinkers on choice and accountability. They offered a variety of perspectives on matters such as testing and transparency around those results; financial disclosures; and whether low-performing private schools should be stripped of their ability to enroll scholarship students. In the end, we suggested a “sliding scale” approach—private schools with more voucher students would face closer scrutiny than those with just a handful. Five years later, we released a policy toolkit aimed at state legislators wrestling with accountability in voucher or scholarship programs. Our recommendations insisted on protecting private schools’ freedoms, while holding them accountable for student outcomes (again on a sliding scale). In a couple follow-up blog posts, we continued to make the case that choice, done well, requires accountability for student learning. We noted earlier this year that as scholarship programs have expanded, states have indeed put into place reasonable accountability provisions, debunking one of critics’ favorite claims—that voucher-accepting schools are “unaccountable.”

How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?

Not every private school decides to admit scholarship students when given the opportunity. Why do some schools participate, while others decline? In Red Tape or Red Herring, we surveyed private-school leaders to find out which policies weigh most heavily on this decision. Most respondents cite regulations that restrict admissions or religious practices as deterrents, while just a minority felt that testing discourages participation. The overwhelming majority said they were motivated by the opportunity to “expand their mission to their community.” Our case study of five Ohio private schools also reveals that vouchers are seen as a way to reach more families. Yet the school leaders also are candid about the challenges of maintaining a culture of high expectations, while working on shoestring budgets. Similar themes are echoed in a Fordham report that looked inside Catholic voucher-accepting schools in Milwaukee.

What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

This all brings us to the burning question of the day, at least for Beltway policy wonks: Should there be a federal private-school choice initiative—and what should it look like? On these questions, we’ve got you covered. Just two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we co-hosted an event that debated three options for a federal private-school choice program. Throughout February, we published the views of a dozen top-notch experts in our fourth annual “Wonkathon.” We crowned a quartet from the Foundation for Excellence in Education as our “wisest wonks” in this competition, having won a popular vote for the most persuasive proposal. In February and April, we at Fordham co-hosted events that continued to explore issues in a potential federal choice program, from both research and policy angles. After weighing the competing arguments, Mike expressed his skepticism about the wisdom of a big new federal tax credit scholarship program.

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Needless to say, we at the Education Gadfly have logged countless hours and spilled much ink wrestling with the issues around private school choice. We’ve done everything from commenting on presidential candidate Al Gore’s position on vouchers to penning editorials in newspapers to testifying before legislators in our home state of Ohio. We’ll continue to be relentless in advocating for thriving private schools that are accessible to families of all backgrounds. We certainly don’t have all the answers to get us there, but we hope you’ll consider joining us in this effort.

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Fordham reports

Marshall Allen, “Public Support for Catholic Schools” in Scott Hamilton (ed.) Who Will Save America’s Urban Public Schools (2008); Chester E. Finn, Jr., et al, When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What’s the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs? (2009); David Stuit and Sy Doan, School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring? (2012); Ellen Belcher, Pluck and Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers (2014); Fordham Institute, Public Accountability and Private-School Choice: A Policy Toolkit (2014); David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik, Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects (2016).

Fordham commentary

Michael Petrilli, “The problem with ‘bad voucher schools aren’t a problem,’” (2014); Michael Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “The two tracks of school reform,” (2014); Michael Petrilli, “Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too” (2017); Michael Petrilli and Richard Kahlenberg, “Two experts debate whether public funds should be used to support private school vouchers” (2017); Aaron Churchill, “Don’t neglect vouchers’ competitive effects” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The Fordham Institute’s 2017 Wonkathon: The $20 billion school choice edition” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A new federal push on private school choice?” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A $20 billion school choice tax credit program: Yes, maybe, how so?” (2017); Chad L. Aldis, “Testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The three miracles required for Donald Trump to become the patron saint of school choice” (2017).


          Three ways to improve Ohio’s ESSA Plan   

In early June, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released an updated draft of its ESSA plan for public comment. The department had initially intended to submit its plan earlier this spring, but after heavy pressure, state officials decided to delay submission until September. The most important part of the document is its description of the state’s proposed school accountability and intervention policies. We believe that Ohio’s plan does a good job meeting both federal and state requirements.

Still, Ohio should aim for excellence, if not perfection. Allow me to identify three improvements worthy of consideration before ODE submits its plan to the U.S. Department of Education. These are sections that ODE could likely tweak without running afoul of federal or state law.

Eliminate the Chronic Absenteeism indicator (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs—Indicators; lines 428-512)

ODE proposes using Chronic Absenteeism as a new report-card measure to comply with ESSA’s requirement for an indicator of School Quality or Student Success. This is a mistake. While related to student learning, absenteeism is not itself an outcome measure, which should form the basis of school accountability. Attendance should be viewed more akin to an “input” measure, like student demographics; as the Ohio Auditor of State writes, “attendance is merely an input over which schools have minimal control.” In addition, to maintain the integrity of the indicator, a robust process may need to be in place to verify schools’ attendance data. Audits of attendance data have revealed unintentional errors or intentional manipulation of records under what the Auditor has called an “honor system” of district attendance reporting. A recent Plain Dealer article notes that the district with Ohio’s highest chronic absenteeism rate claims an error was likely made in the data. For these reasons, ODE might consider other options to comply with ESSA’s School Quality indicator, such as using only its Prepared for Success component (for high schools) or perhaps data from its Achievement component (such as “indicators met” which would cover almost all schools).

Identify the bottom 5 percent of schools for “comprehensive support”—and no more (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs, Subpart 4; lines 224-233).

ESSA requires states to identify a minimum of 5 percent of schools as low-performing and in need of comprehensive support—i.e., some form of state intervention. Ohio should affirm that it will identify, per the federal minimum requirement, the bottom 5 percent of schools. But ODE should also make clearer how it plans to identify comprehensive schools—the draft only refers to the use of the summative rating system. It does not indicate whether the total number of points earned by a school, or whether the overall A-F letter grades themselves will lead to identification of comprehensive schools. ODE should use the point system that drives the A-F ratings, not the summative ratings. That’s because the number of F-rated schools may exceed the 5 percent target. Using the points system, however, would allow ODE to identify just the bottom 5 percent. By limiting the number of comprehensive-support schools, the state could better focus its resources on the organizational changes necessary to improve Ohio’s lowest performing schools. It may also discourage state policymakers from lowering the bar just to have fewer schools assigned F’s and placed under state oversight.

Eliminate the Watch category of schools from the ESSA Plan (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs, Subpart 4; lines 319-337).

Under ESSA, Ohio must identify two groups of schools as in need of improvement (“comprehensive” and “targeted” support schools). But ODE’s plan goes beyond these categories and identifies a third group of low-performing schools called “watch” schools. The basis for this identification is found in state, not federal, law, and ODE may not need to include Watch schools in its plan to comply with ESSA. In the coming days, Ohio lawmakers should consider eliminating or modifying the state law that allows ODE and the State Board to identify Watch schools and subject them to school improvement plans. Under federal law, Ohio must already intervene in schools with low-performing subgroups, i.e., “targeted” support schools. The Watch category goes further—perhaps a step too far—by identifying even more schools for intervention based on subgroup performance. It’s unlikely that ODE has the capacity to support in a meaningful way so many schools for improvement.

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ODE’s ESSA plan should simply describe how it intends to meet federal requirements within the state accountability framework. In the areas noted above, ODE could dial back or clarify its compliance with ESSA before submitting the plan to federal officials. Each of these suggestions has the potential to reduce the administrative burdens—while maintaining accountability for outcomes—and free Buckeye educators to focus on students. 


          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.
          Comment on Phlebotomy Learnership Programme 2017-2018 at Lancet Laboratories by Thokozile Zondi.   
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          Aalto University to establish college in Shanghai in cooperation with Tongji University   
Aalto University and Tongji University in China will establish a new college in Shanghai in the coming autumn. Aalto will participate with three of its Master's degree programmes. The first year of the Master's degree programmes will be held in China and the second in Finland.

Three Master's degree programmes from Aalto University will be part of the programmes of the Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai D&I). The teaching of the Master's degree programmes will begin in Shanghai in the coming autumn, and the programmes’ first Chinese students will arrive in Otaniemi in autumn 2018.

This is Aalto University's first tailored educational cooperation programme, and reportedly the first model of its kind in Finland as well. Tailored education means providing a commissioned education service to an external client, in this case Tongji University. The agreement between Aalto and Tongji is based on the model for international cooperation that has been approved by the Ministry of Education of China.

The Presidents from Aalto and Tongji signed the agreement for the tailored education programme in Beijing on Thursday, 29 June, as part of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's trip to China.

Shanghai D&I students can choose from three different Master's degree programmes in the fields of design and sustainable development: International Design Business Management, Creative Sustainability, and Collaborative and Industrial Design. The contents of each programme will be based on Aalto's current Master's degree programmes. In addition, Shanghai D&I will offer bachelor's students the Aaltonaut minor studies programme on product development, developed by the Aalto University Design Factory.

‘Shanghai is of much interest to Aalto University, as it is one of China's largest cities, a big hub for business, and a continuously developing centre for design. Our close collaboration with Tongji University will provide Aalto students and staff with new opportunities for learning and research,’ says Ilkka Niemelä, who will become the President of Aalto University on 1 July. 

The cooperation between Aalto and Tongji has been ongoing for years. Tongji University is among China’s 15 best universities and especially renowned for its engineering, business and architecture programs. The college of Design and Innovation of Tongji University is now one of the most internationally renowned design schools in China.

‘With innovation prioritized as its top strategic goal, Shanghai is devoted to transforming from a city that used to rely heavily on conventional industries to the one where high-tech industries and new economies prosper. To achieve this goal, design is playing an important role,’ notes Lou Yongqi, the Dean of Tongji University.

Further information:

Head of International Affairs Mari-Anna Suurmunne, Aalto University, tel. +358 40 35 38321
Head of Learning Services Eija Zitting, Aalto University, tel. +358 50 364 7778


          Co-Operative Learning - Dual Study at SAP Germany (f/m) - SAP - Baden-Württemberg   
This is a unique opportunity for qualified Leaving Certificate Students (min 400 points) to simultaneously combine academic studies and industry experience with...
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          Como jogar DDTank com Ângulo Full   
DDTank é um jogo online que roda diretamente dos navegadores e permite que jogadores do mundo todo se enfrentem em batalhas. Sendo um game popular, algumas técnicas se destacam por causar mais dano e dar vantagens a quem sabe dominá-las. Neste tutorial você aprenderá a usar o Ângulo Full, que se dominada, permitirá ao jogador uma maior facilidade de vencer as batalhas e, por consequência, mais experiência para upar e deixar seu personagem cada vez mais forte no jogo.


Pré-Requisitos
- Estar em um local onde possa utilizar um ângulo base de 90º
- Saber calcular a distância básica entre seu personagem e seu adversário através do radar na parte superior direita da tela (uma das primeiras missões de laborário).
- Fazer cálculos rápidos
Força e ângulo
Primeiramente, a força utilizada para jogar com Ângulo Full é sempre 95. Além disso, o ângulo base é de 90°, altere somente de acordo com a distância e o vento, se houver. A partir destas duas bases começam os cálculos para utilizar a técnica.
Ângulo Full sem vento
Quando o vento está em 0.0, o cálculo do Ângulo Full é bem simples: diminui-se a distância calculada entre seu personagem e seu adversário do ângulo base. Por exemplo: Seu personagem está a uma distância de 10 em relação ao seu adversário e não existe vento. Simplesmente diminui-se essa distância do ângulo base e obtem-se o resultado:
90º (ângulo base) – 10 (distância) = 80º (ângulo full)  com força de 95
Ângulo Full com vento contra
Quando o vento está contra você, ou seja, a seta está apontando para a sua direção, você deverá diminuir do ângulo base da distância somada ao dobro do vento. Como no exemplo anterior, vamos definir que a distância é 6 e temos um vento contra de 3.0. Veja como ficamos:

Neste caso temos os seguintes exemplos:
DistânciaVento contraCálculo
63.090º (ângulo base) – ( 6 + (3.0*2) ) = 78°(ângulo full) com força de 95
100.590º (ângulo base) – ( 10+(0.5*2) ) = 79°(ângulo full) com força de 95
Ângulo Full com vento a favor
Se o vento estiver a seu favor, ou seja, se a seta estiver apontando para o seu adversário, você deverá diminuir do ângulo base a distância menos o dobro do vento. Mais uma vez utilizaremos a distância como exemplo 6 e o vento 2.8. Observe:

Neste caso temos os seguintes exemplos:
DistânciaVento a favorCálculo
62.890º (ângulo base) – ( 6 – (2.8*2) ) = 89°(ângulo full aproximado) com força de 95
100.590º (ângulo base) – ( 10-(0.5*2) ) = 81°(ângulo full) com força de 95
Ângulo Full acima de 90°
Quando seu personagem está em um terreno muito desnivelado, você pode estar em um ângulo acima de 90° e mesmo assim ajustar seu ângulo full para acertar seu inimigo. Se seu ângulo estiver entre 88º e 120°, por exemplo, você poderá fazer os mesmos cálculos definidos anteriormente. Porém, neste caso, ao invés de diminuir o valor da distância somado ao vento, você deverá somar esse valor para formar o ângulo full. Como distância para demonstração continuaremos utilizando 10 e o vento também deverá ser considerado se estiver contra ou a favor.

Neste caso temos os seguintes exemplos:
VentoCálculo
0.090º (ângulo base) + 10 = 100° (ângulo full) com força de 95
1.0 (contra)90º (ângulo base) + ( 10 + (1.0*2) ) = 102° (ângulo full) com força de 95
1.0 (a favor)90º (ângulo base) + ( 10 – (1.0*2) ) = 98° (ângulo full) com força de 95
A força poderá ser ajustada para mais ou menos dependendo do ângulo que utilizar. Se não conseguir na primeira vez, não se preocupe, treine seu Ângulo Full até aprimorar sua técnica e melhorar seu percentual de vitórias nas batalhas.
Fonte: http://www.techtudo.com.br



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Tôi gửi tới anh bài thơ, anh không hiển thị. Tôi chuyển cho chị một truyện, chị nói lu bu công chuyện… không đăng. Tôi chẳng hiểu vì răng, chắc tại mình là thằng cha căng chú kiết. Nhưng không vì rứa mà tôi bỏ viết. Cứ mải miết gò lưng, riết cũng nguôi ngoai.

Đọc báo ngày xưa nhắc tới thành phần “dân anh chị”. Sợ lắm! Xử chuyện gì sai bầy em út đi dằn mặt, máu me. Đã nhắn nhe sao nói hổng nghe? Đưa đầu trần biết lấy gì che? Khôn hồn thì liệu sức mà xéo, tay làm dấu chéo lập thệ đường xưa em tránh đi. May thay giữa đường đời muôn vạn nẻo có lối châm chước du di, tôi gửi bài vô tựa về một trang mạng vô danh, đọc thấy đôi ba dòng đồng thanh phản hồi. Ôi, một thanh gươm phải cần tới vỏ bọc, thì tâm sự này phải được sẻ chia. Hậu vận tôi bỏ anh, xa chị tìm đến với EM, tôi rót cảm động vào lòng rộng, thưa rằng chính em là người cứu bồ. Tôi cần học về bao điều khó hiểu để thồ chữ nghĩa, chừng nào em mỏi mệt thì nhớ dong tay giã từ. Vui thôi mà, em nói, thơ văn việc chi phải gồng mình đong đếm cân đo toan tính thiệt hơn!

Em mang tôi do dự vào một quán cà phê, dành trả tiền thắp nụ cười lương thiện: Mừng khi sum họp, xem như em trả nhuận bút những bài thơ. Cà phê làm mất ngủ nhưng em bắt tôi mơ. Tôi nói hạnh phúc sẽ khiến người ta chết ngộp, nhưng buồn bã sẽ sanh được ra văn chương. Và đã là văn chương, từ nay tôi cố quên những tị hiềm anh chị. Hãy để chiếc thảm họ trải chuyên chở những thứ đình đám, lên máy bay rồi đừng để họ kéo xuống như một kiện hàng. Ai đó nói “viết cần tri âm, yêu cần tri kỷ” tôi chẳng để tâm dù lời có đảo ngược nói xuôi. Người ta tự làm dáng bắt hình dong gọi là selfie, vậy thì viết ra chữ có nên kêu bằng tự sướng, dù hay hoặc dở. Phải đắp chăn mới biết có rệp hay không, chẳng bị cắn thì hoá ra mình tài hèn sức mọn. Em cầm tấm bảng ghi đủ danh mục thức giải khát hỏi, anh uống chi? Nào lạ gì miệng lưỡi con người vốn khác biệt, ưa thứ này mà chẳng mặn thứ kia. Anh hiểu không? Tôi thích truyện anh và tôi vừa gọi cà phê đen giống anh, đã là sở thích từng cá nhân thì chớ bàn cãi. Có khi người dưng khác họ mà thấu hiểu nhau hơn kẻ cùng ruột rà máu mủ. Tôi ngó sâu vào mắt em, thấy khuôn mặt mất hồn mình đọng chiếu: Chỉ một độc giả trung thành, được chừng ấy tôi nào mong mỏi gì hơn.

Chúng tôi ngày càng thân nhau. Thân vừa đủ để nói về số tuổi mình mang. Tôi làm tính trừ, như vậy em thua tôi hơn một con giáp. Và tôi thua em chừng mười năm về cách ứng xử, sự thông minh lanh lợi. Thua ngoại ngữ, yếu kém việc giao tiếp với xã hội bên ngoài. Em như lớn lên ở đất này trong khi tôi rụt rè kiểu của đứa chân ướt chân ráo vừa sang tới. Em không đồng ý lối so sánh đó bởi người trong nước giờ này khôn vặt vượt quá mức quy định. Càng ở đây lâu con người mình càng thật thà, càng lương thiện và khúc ruột ngàn dặm không cách gì bì kịp với cuống rốn quê nhà. So ra mình hơi bị khờ khạo! Nhà văn Mark Twain từng viết: “The more i learn about people, the more i like my dog”.

Tôi chẳng có bạn bè, em ngạc nhiên khi nghe tôi trần tình chỉ riêng em là bằng hữu vỏn vẹn tôi đang cận kề, chẳng ai khác. Em bảo vậy thì hy vọng nó không sớm tổn thọ. Muốn kéo dài phải tự hiểu lấy những quy ước bất thành văn, như kiểu mình tôn trọng cái hàng rào của nhà hàng xóm dựng trồng. Muốn làm giặc xâm lược tôi chỉ có một phương cách, chăm gửi bài cho em xem. Em đăng lên, không bỏ sót. Em lập một ngăn hộc tủ để chứa nỗi niềm tôi chất đống, ngổn ngang. Tôi vô đạo, chỉ biết thờ cúng ông bà cha mẹ. Cổ em có sợi dây chuyền, khi sơ hở lòi ra cái thánh giá nhỏ nhoi. Chủ nhật em đi nhà thờ, có khi kêu tôi vào giáo đường nhưng tôi ngại những nơi trang nghiêm, tôi mang laptop vô quán cà phê ngồi đợi em xong lễ. Những lúc tinh thần xuống thấp gần như tuyệt vọng, miệng tôi chưa bao giờ biết nói Lạy Chúa hoặc Nam mô A di đà Phật. Tôi không tin vào thần linh, tôi chỉ biết rằng cuộc đời này ma quỷ đi đầy đường và khi bị ma quỷ chận lối thì e là mọi thứ đã được an bài, đã chậm trễ không còn cách cứu chữa; đành xuôi tay về đoàn tụ với ông bà cha mẹ thôi.

Tôi không cắc cớ hỏi hàng tuần chuyên cần vào nhà thờ em cầu khẩn nguyện thầm về điều gì? Cũng như tôi chẳng nêu thắc mắc vì sao khi thành hôn một trong lứa đôi phải cải đạo? Yêu một người để cam tâm từ bỏ thứ tôn giáo mình đang theo. Chúa có tha lỗi? Phật có từ tâm mỉm cười? Thành phố chúng tôi cư ngụ mùa đông hoặc giá rét kéo dài gần nửa năm, tôi dốt tính toán nhưng cũng hay biết là tình bạn hai đứa chừng thọ ngang ngửa với tháng ngày co quắp ấy. Hơn nửa năm thì có đột biến, ban đầu là cái email chụp lại một tấm thiệp hồng, thứ đến là dòng chữ em viết: Quân số đàng gái có hơi neo người so với đàng trai, lại nữa đa số đều là đàn bà con gái, vì vậy chúng em thỉnh cầu sự hiện diện của anh, má em hoan nghênh ý kiến rằng anh sẽ đóng vai “quyền huynh thế phụ”, nói giúp má đôi lời hôm “trọng đại” nhằm xuôi chèo mát mái một thông lệ ắt có và đủ. Chúng em xin thành thật cám ơn sự trợ giúp của anh. Hãy nhớ cho, chúng ta đã hứa là cố giữ gìn tình bạn dài lâu…

Em lên xe hoa. Em cùng một nửa của em vào vườn xanh đầy kỳ hoa dị thảo để chụp hình lưu niệm trước đêm động phòng. Em sẽ bay về vùng nắng ấm hưởng tuần trăng mật và vì lu bu cuộc đời mới, chắc em sẽ đóng trang báo mạng từng đăng ký môn bài “chuyên trị thơ văn”. Tôi bỏ ý định viết tiếp cái truyện ngắn dở dang. Chủ nhật tôi diện bộ đồ ngó tử tế lò dò bước chân mỏi lên 13 bậc cấp của giáo đường em thường đi xem lễ. Tôi ngó tượng chúa bị đóng đinh lên thập tự giá để chợt nghe ra lòng mình như có lưỡi kiếm bén vừa rút khỏi lồng ngực. Tôi không chắc là tôi đã thầm yêu em, chỉ nhận ra sao thấy mình buồn quá đỗi. Một cô gái nhẹ bước đến gần, gật đầu chào, giọng nhỏ nhẹ: Hôm đám cưới Hằng Nga, bài phát biểu của anh rất cảm động, ngắn gọn và súc tích. Tôi nói cám ơn, rồi con chiên lạc loài âm thầm trốn chạy khỏi giáo đường thâm u.

Tôi bước vào quán cà phê, tìm tới chiếc bàn cũ và ngồi trên chiếc ghế em vẫn ngồi. Mùa này gió vẫn luông tuồng xô đuổi nhau dọc con đường một chiều giăng đầy bảng cấm. Chủ nhật nên sinh hoạt bên ngoài chừng uể oải vắng tiếng động. Uống vơi nửa ly cà phê, tôi bưng thứ dung dịch đắng chát ấy ra hàng hiên thắp thuốc hút. Tôi nhớ là chưa hề chúc em được hạnh phúc. Tôi không chúc vì thú thật tôi hoàn toàn chẳng hiểu thế nào là hạnh phúc. Hai chữ đó là một thứ tân hình thức, đóng khung một bức tranh siêu thực, dã thú và trừu tượng. Chuông giáo đường thong thả đổ xuống, ngân vang, trôi ràn rụa và buồn không bút mực nào tả xiết.

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On the last day of our vacation my husband died.

Frank and I met when I was twenty and we have been together for the last 41 years and married for the last 3 ½ years.  We are both retired and both of us in our early 60’s.  In early May I thought it would be nice to go on a road trip, to break up our routine.   I could tell Frank was ready to go somewhere, but we could not because our cat was going on 20 years old and having a rough time.  We knew his end was near and just didn’t want to leave him.  The night of April 6th we came to the decision to have him put to sleep the next day as he could hardly stand.  That night he died in Frank’s arms. I usually put together our vacations so I put together a two week road trip to Florida leaving May 6th.  We stopped to visit friends in Myrtle Beach and then continued on to Fort Myers Beach for several days.  After that we crossed the state over to Hollywood Beach where we rented a small house that had a nice private pool.  It was very close to the Hollywood Board walk which we discovered on our last trip to the area.  We had a wonderful time and I think it was our best trip yet.  In heading home, we planned stop in Savannah.   We got in early, took a little nap, showered and then called an Uber to take us downtown Savannah.  We had a nice dinner at a restaurant we discovered on our last visit there too.  After walking around a little we called an Uber to head back to our room.  We got back at midnight and put our comfy clothes on.  I got on the lap top and Frank started watching a movie and played on his phone, as he always did.  We turned in about 1:30.  Sometime during the night, I woke up to hear Frank snoring in a very wield manner.  I have to say I had never heard anything quite like it before.  I thought he was snoring and having a dream.  I didn’t think any more about it and just rolled over and went back to sleep.  I woke up early, around 6:20, so that we can get a jump on the free breakfast before everybody else.  I turned over to wake Frank and he wasn’t responding.  I got out of bed and he wasn’t waking up.  He died during the night.  I called the manager and they called EMS, but it was to late.  Unbeknownst to me during the night, is that I woke up in the middle of his being in cardiac arrest.  The weird breathing was his body trying to get oxygen causing what is known as agonal respiration.  He was laboring to breath and gasping for air.  God woke me to attempt to save Frank and I did nothing but roll over and go back to sleep.  Even though a person surviving cardiac arrest in extremely low, it eats at me that I didn’t recognize a problem and try CPR.  I feel I failed Frank.  I feel so guilty!  I always looked out for his well-being and I let him down.  I learned later that morning, after looking a Frank’s phone, that while I was on the lap top, he was doing a Google search on “throat pain and heart attack symptoms”.   He didn’t say a word about it.   He failed me.  I was in a strange area, alone and Frank was dead.   EMS and police were in our room.  After the authorities were done I was permitted to go back into the room.  I sat with Frank on the floor for a while, holding his lifeless hand, waiting for the coroner to come.  It was Sunday May 21st, so it was longer than usual.  Frank was turning blue and his body already starting to deteriorate.  I watched as they placed him in a body bag and it was the worse day of my life.   After they left, I was all alone.  I made a few phone calls.  One to our local funeral home and another to a family member.  It was so awful packing my suitcase then his.  It was awful packing the car then getting into an empty car and driving home for 12 hours straight.  I couldn’t stop, I had to just keep going.  I made it home at midnight.   It was the worst moment of my life again walking into an empty house.  I couldn’t believe that I would never see Frank again.   That whole week was spent making arrangements ending with calling hours and a brief service.   I physically could not eat for a whole week.  I lost 12 pounds.  Since then my life has been numb.  I’ve cried every day for the last 41 days.  I put our satellite service on hold.  I stopped the newspaper.  Nothing seems to be important anymore.   Our home, which was our labor of love now is unimportant and is just plain labor.   My plan at this time is to eventually sell it.  It was ours and I can’t be here without him.  I feel I won’t be able to rebuild my life if I stay here.   I have half good days and half bad days.  Mornings seem the worst.  If I start out depressed I seem to stay that why.  I hate being here alone.  Even if I am with someone else.  It may temporally take my mind off things.  But, I am still alone in my head.  The loss and loneness is so great.  Some days it’s unbearable.  I have been reading bereavement books, journaling, visiting websites and spending hours on the phone with family and friends.  I think it’s helping.  But, on some days I keep falling back into the grief pit.  The pain 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          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - Hays, NC   
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From DISH - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:03:05 GMT - View all Hays, NC jobs
          High School Math Teacher - Latin Builders Academy Charter High School - Hialeah Gardens, FL   
Uses appropriate technology in teaching and learning in process. To create and maintain a classroom atmosphere that generates high expectations and enthusiasm... $40,000 - $55,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:05:54 GMT - View all Hialeah Gardens, FL jobs
          Biology/Science 9th-12 Grade Teacher - Latin Builders Academy Charter High School - Hialeah Gardens, FL   
Uses appropriate technology in teaching and learning in process. To create and maintain a classroom atmosphere that generates high expectations and enthusiasm... $40,000 - $55,000 a year
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:03:57 GMT - View all Hialeah Gardens, FL jobs
          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.

Know Where To Get Answers To Your Questions: GST

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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          Relationship Manager-North Miami Beach Market-Sunny Isles Area - Bank of America - Sunny Isles, FL   
Ability to learn and understand technology to assist customers with self-service needs. Relationship managers are the face of Bank of America in our financial...
From Bank of America - Tue, 16 May 2017 01:11:48 GMT - View all Sunny Isles, FL jobs
          Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative - Newport News - TCC Dealer Jobs - Newport News, VA   
As a Wireless Retail Sales Representative you will be the first to learn about the latest wireless technology and wireless gadgets....
From TCC Dealer Jobs - Tue, 23 May 2017 23:43:23 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          10 ways you're wasting money at the supermarket   

grocery shopping

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

coupons

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

costco

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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          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   

Costa Mesa, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
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Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/costa-mesa-ca-reason-194-why-booking-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-lotion-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827038.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Corona, CA Reason #195 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Anti-Aging Product Development (Creme) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Corona, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/corona-ca-reason-195-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-anti-aging-product-development-creme-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturing-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827039.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood West, UTAH Reason #192 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Cleanser) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood West, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-west-utah-reason-192-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-cleanser-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825864.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Skin Care Product Development (Moisturizer) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-heights-utah-reason-193-why-sourcing-your-happicom-liposome-skin-care-product-development-moisturizer-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wwwwasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825865.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          The Mayor visits Room 15   
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The day the Mayor came to Room 15 to learn how to podcast! Now the podcast he made is on his official website http://www.dickhubbardformayor.co.nz/podcasts.aspx
          Disney Find – Disney Lessons Cell Phone Cases   

I am such a BIG fan of the Disney House Rules, and Disney Lessons Learned designs, and I’m also a huge fan of Disney themed cell phone cases. So you KNOW I was excited to find these Disney Lessons Cell Phone cases on Amazon, best of all they come in iPhone and Android versions! These […]

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          Naming your business or product, forget the domain   
Pick a name that is easy to spell, unique, and memorable! It’s a lesson I learned the hard way. Don’t spend your time surfing for available domain names, you’ll tear your hair out and pick a worse name as a … Continue reading
          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.
I have been a Arizona landscaper for 19 years. I have been building natural eco-system ponds for 8 years. If you want to learn how we build a Desert pond come and see our Free Videos.
          Lessons Learned from a Compressed Tax Season   
The June 2017 Feature Focus discusses methods of managing workload compression and highlights the AICPA Tax Section, PCPS/CPAFMA Workload Compression Survey, and more.
          Comment on About Me by LeiraRuthF.   
I just say 'amen!' to you. It wasn't long ago when the Lord shined to me the matter on why I feel shame when I want to speak the gospel. I learned that I was loving myself more than I do love the Lord. But thank Him that though living absolutely the God-man life "wasn’t always the case", still we can come back and turn to Him to look to Him and let Him work Himself into us more!
          Sales Associate - 7-Eleven - St. Catherines, PE   
Ring customer sales on an electronic cash register. You can complete additional training to become a Certified Sales Associate, and learn to forecast and order...
From 7-Eleven - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:47:47 GMT - View all St. Catherines, PE jobs
          1:00 Manor House Tour   
        Are you interested in learning about the history of Bayard Cutting Arboretum ? Come join us on a tour of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Manor House. Advanced payment required for pre-registration via mail or in-person. You may sign up day of tour, but …

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          07/01/2017 - Kinder Camps, Ages 4-6   
Jr. Swim (June 26th-30th, & July 10th-14th &  Aug 21st-25th)
5 day of SWIM LESSONS for your Jr. Swimmer taught by certified Swim Instructors.  Jr. Campers will have their swim lesson in the morning and then enjoy the different Kroc venues in the afternoon. 
 
Top Chef. Jr. (June 26th-30th & Aug 14th-18th)
Campers join the Kroc Chef to learn the essentials of cooking and kitchen safety. They will get to make multiple kid friendly recipes to eat throughout the week and have a variety of food related crafts and projects!
 
Knights & Princesses (July 3rd-7th)
Once upon a time, your little knight or princess came to the Kroc Center to build and destroy castles, dress up in shining armor and princess dresses--and they learned exactly what it means to be a chivalrous knight or a princess at heart.
 
Jr. Cupcake Wars (July 10th-14th)
This is one of our camp favorites coming this summer for our kinder Campers! Their job for the week is to enjoy creating and decorating cupcakes!
 
Dinosaurs (July 17th-21st)
Come explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs! Learn about the different types of dinosaurs, their names and how they lived, as well as fun and exciting dino facts!
 
Messy Art (July 17th-21st)
A fun and messy art camp designed for campers to express themselves in a creative and fun way using a variety of materials. Expect hands on crafts, finger painting, and much more!
 
Superhero Academy (July 24th-28th)
Up, UP, and AWAY! Jr. Campers are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite superhero as we learn about different superheroes and their abilities.
 
 
Zootopia (July 24th-28th & Aug 7th-11th)
Whether you’re a fan of the latest movie “Zootopia” or you just love zoo animals, come out for a roarin’ good time at camp this week!
 
Under the Sea (July 31st-Aug 4th & Aug 14th-18th)
Is your child curious to learn about what’s under the sea? Campers will learn each day about a new sea creature, create under the sea art, and enjoy several sea activities on dry land. It’s your child’s opportunity to go under the sea without having to travel far from home.
 
Fun in the Sun (Aug 7th-11th)
Play water games, fun camp games and enjoy other summer-time activities. Playing outside and being active is an important part of being a kid and this camp will include lots of time for just that! 
          Key lessons from ‘Petya’ ransomware attack   
While the cyber security community is still working to understand the latest ransomware attack that has reportedly hit 60 countries, there are key lessons to be learned
          Enabling and Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) on Cisco 1900 Switches   
The VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) is used to manage the configuration of switches that are part of a VTP management domain, as we learned in Chapter 3. Recall that three VTP modes exist – server, client, and transparent mode. Once a VTP server is configured, any changes made (such as adding or removing VLANs) will … Continue reading "Enabling and Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) on Cisco 1900 Switches"
          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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          Robredo learns the art of war   
When her daughter Tricia was running for valedictorian honors in high school a few years ago, Leni Robredo did away with motherly words of encouragement. Instead, according to her eldest Aika, she gave her second-born a copy of Sun Tzu's "Art of War."   It's a classic that one might find on Robredo's bedside table these days, given that she has slowly and painfully been learning the ways of political warfare as she strikes a delicate balance between her official role as constitutional successor to President Duterte, and as opposition leader, being the titular head of the Liberal Party (LP).   One year into office, and the outsider Vice President has had to move ...

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          101 ways to annoy people   

    1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.
    2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."
    3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."
    4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."
    5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
    6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.
    7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.
    8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.
    9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".
    10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.
    11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
    12. Sniffle incessantly.
    13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.
    14. Name your dog "Dog."
    15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
    16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."
    17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."
    18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".
    19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."
    20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.
    21. Practice making fax and modem noises.
    22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.
    23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
    24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.
    25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."
    26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."
    27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.
    28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.
    29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.
    30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
    31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.
    32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
    33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
    34. Drum on every available surface.
    35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.
    36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.
    37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.
    38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.
    39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.
    40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.
    41. Set alarms for random times.
    42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.
    43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.
    44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.
    45. Honk and wave to strangers.
    46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.
    47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.
    48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.
    49. Wear your pants backwards.
    50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.
    51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"
    52. ONLY TYPE IN UPPERCASE.
    53. only type in lowercase.
    54. dont use any punctuation either
    55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
    56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.
    57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.
    58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.
    59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.
    60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.
    61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."
    62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.
    63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.
    64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.
    65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."
    66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.
    67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained.
    68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."
    69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
    70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.
    71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.
    72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
    73. Drive half a block.
    74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.
    75. Ask people what gender they are.
    76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.
    77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.
    78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".
    79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.
    80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.
    81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.
    82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.
    83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."
    84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
    85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.
    86. Wear a LOT of cologne.
    87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."
    88. Sing along at the opera.
    89. Mow your lawn with scissors.
    90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"
    91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."
    92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
    93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
    94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."
    95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.
    96. Never make eye contact.
    97. Never break eye contact..
    98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.
    99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.
    100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.
    101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

          Comment on James Conner Reserving Place For Proudest Football Moment For A Super Bowl Win by Rob H   
That's just it though, so many people point back to a completely different era, and act as if that means this staff will make the same mistakes now. Cowher believed that he could win a superbowl with guys like O'Donnell, Stewart, and Maddux, so he passed on the opportunity to draft Drew Brees, and chose a nose tackle instead, He was also going to pass on Ben, and use the 11th pick on a right tackle. Fortunately, Dan Rooney learned from the mistake he and Noll made when they passed on the chance to draft Dan Marino, and stepped in to make sure they didn't make the same mistake again. This head coach and front office knows you need at least a very good QB to win consistently in this era, and have already started to make finding the next one a priority. They're also doing a great job of making sure whatever QB comes after Ben will have a good team around him to work with. People should relax, we're not all of a sudden going to turn into Cleveland.
          Service Techician I - Swift Current, SK - Vestas - Saskatchewan   
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          Service Technician I - Port Hardy, BC - Vestas - British Columbia   
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          Shift Manager - La Raza Pizza - Dimmitt, TX   
You want to learn how to run great restaurants from the best restaurant managers in the business and, you’re at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license...
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          Crew - McDonald's Restaurant - Hereford, TX   
Greeting customers with a smile. It's time you worked for someone who will give you the tools to learn, grow and be what you want to be - both personally and...
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          Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative - Newport News - TCC Dealer Jobs - Newport News, VA   
Stay up to date with product knowledge, accessories, pricing plans, promotions, and service features through continuous learning and self-development....
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          Client Advisor - RBC - Sundridge, ON   
Confidence and ability to learn financial concepts and willingness to obtain the Investment Funds in Canada or the Canadian Securities Course....
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          Client Service Representative - RBC - Saskatchewan   
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          Trade Marketing Account Representative (Muskoka) - Imperial Tobacco Company Limited - Ontario   
We pride ourselves in offering the best to the best, our employees. Investment into your learning and development;...
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          5 Things I Would Do Differently If I Have Another Baby   
I'll let you into a little secret; when I was pregnant with Willow, my partner and I discussed having another baby and both decided we would try almost immediately once Willow was born. We wanted to have 'all the children in one go', so that they'd start school at roughly the same age and I would be able to go back to work full time or even complete my Masters and PhD, without worrying about nurseries and childcare. As luck would have it, the difficulties I faced post-caesarean soon put a stop to that idea and if I'm honest, I'm glad.

I've treasured having this time with Willow, watching her develop, learn, grow - blossom in fact, into this beautiful little girl who is wild at heart. I'm glad she is, for the moment, our only child, because you never get to experience your first a second time and I want to soak up everything with her. I know I wouldn't have been able to give her everything she deserves in these important early years; my time, my full attention, if we'd had another baby straight away, but that doesn't mean we don't plan to have more when we're ready.

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           A.Innova share Their Top 5 Ted Talks on Leadership    
Friday 30 June, 2017

As a successful firm that has expanded to cities such as Liverpool and Cardiff, A.Innova's Managing Director Jamiesh Holait is all too aware of the importance of leading by example and how effective leadership can be the difference between failure and success.

About A.Innova - http://www.alphainnova.co.uk/

During a motivational workshop for their contractors last week, Mr Holait shared five of the firm's favourite Ted Talks that discuss good leadership skills.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action - As the author of the best-selling title ‘Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action, motivational speaker and leadership expert, Simon Sinek is well advised to discuss the components that make up great leadership. In this Ted Talk, Sinek explores the way leaders galvanise a crowd, pioneer innovation and gain loyalty.

Itay Talgram: Lead like the great conductors - The self-confessed ‘conductor of people’, Itay Talgram is an orchestra conductor and business consultant. During this Ted Talk, Talgram makes the paralleled comparisons between the role of a conductor and the role of a good leader. Talgram urges individuals to lead like an excellent conductor, saying “good leaders enable other people’s voices to be heard at the same time as our own.”

Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader - In this Ted Talk, leadership expert, Roselinede Torres discusses some of the key things she has learnt during her 25 years watching great leaders at work. She also shares three simple questions that budding entrepreneurs should ask themselves to achieve success in the future.

Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn… then lead - The former commander of U.S and International forces in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal shares his experiences in the military and what this taught him about effective leadership. He also discusses the reasons why he thinks it is important for leaders to listen, learn and address the possibility of failure.

David Logan: Tribal leadership - Best-selling author and management consultant, David Logan outlines the five kinds of tribes that humans tend to form in society naturally - such as in schools and workplaces. He then goes on to explain how understanding humans' shared tribal tendencies, individuals can help lead each other to become the best possible versions of themselves.

Discussing the importance developing strong leadership skills, A.Innova’s Managing Director Jamiesh Holait said “The success of A.Innova solely relies on the development of young professionals. That means that we continuously need to take the time to develop the leadership skills of young professionals and train them to become successful and innovative leaders".

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          How Do You Talk to the Kids When the Dog is Dying?   
This is the worst part of pet ownership.  We've learned that Harry has major health issues and he's in noticeable pain, and we're faced with that big decision that no dog owner wants to make.  How do you talk to the kids about what's coming? Continue reading…
          Baby Tries to Walk Bulldog, but Bulldog Really Doesn't Feel Like It   
Bulldogs have a reputation for stubbornness, and as one very young child just learned, that reputation is well earned. Continue reading…
          Comment on Welcome to CIC Kids! by Carol Foster Bowling   
I was very excited to learn about CIC Kids when my husband forwarded this e-mail to me today. I am a middle school English teacher at St. Mary's School in Rockville, Maryland. Please add my e-mail to your contact list. I would be very much interested in hearing about future events. I am forwarding this e-mail to our school librarian! Carol Bowling
          How Small Town Papers Have Kept Community Trust   
There's been a lot of talk lately about restoring trust in American journalism. The proliferation of the term "fake news" is probably the most prominent sign of a media industry currently under siege. A Pew Research study found that as of 2016, about 25 percent of Americans express high levels of trust in news they get from local news organizations, while about 15 percent trust information from their social connections. Large media outlets could learn from small town newspapers about being authentic and winning the trust of readers. Small town papers have "been around since frontier days," says Georgia College Journalism Professor Christina Smith and points out they are "doing relatively well in the chaotic media landscape." Take The Storm Lake Times , for example. It recently gained national attention when this twice-a-week newspaper for this town of around 11,000 people won a Pulitzer Prize for its editorials . They won the prestigious journalism award for challenging powerful
          A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It   
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across America. The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was 1979 , and it will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years, reports The Associated Press. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United States, according to NASA. But within a band that the agency is calling the "path of totality" stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, viewers will witness a total eclipse. And in many of those places, an eclipse industry is already booming. The mayor of Hopkinsville, Ky., says his town has spent more than half a million dollars preparing for the event since learning 10 years ago that the area would be in the path of totality. The town even has an eclipse coordinator. "It'll look like twilight outside. You'll be able to see stars. Four planets will be visible — Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury. You'll notice the temperature drop about 5 to 10 degrees," the coordinator, Brooke Jung, told the AP.
          Lead Waiter/Waitress - Charles F. Knight Center   
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          Reply #2245   
I just played 568 589 after 533...why oh why can't I ever ever ever learn to keep numbers in
          Last Train to Paris (Deluxe Edition)   
DIDDY - DIRTY MONEY: Last Train to Paris

We're abroad on tour when I meet her, the woman of my dreams. We spend the night together, but I never get her name. When I wake up, she's gone.

I'm infatuated with her, really blown away. A couple of months go by, and I bump into her again on tour overseas. We get together, and we're inseparable for three months. We go to New York, Miami, all the places where I get it poppin'.

Then, suddenly, we have a misunderstanding and she just breaks out on me. But absence makes the heart grow fonder. We're in two different parts of the world and she's remembering all the good times while I'm thinking if I had another chance I wouldn't lose her again. One night in London, I get offstage at 9:45pm and I hear that she's in Paris. It's one of the foggiest nights, so I can't take my plane, I can't drive. The only way I can get to her is the last train to Paris...

This episode, inspired by a real-life encounter from his past, is the starting point of the new album Last Train to Paris by the Sean "Puffy" Combs' new group Diddy-Dirty Money. With dark, atmospheric beats and a cinematic back story, the new project represents an entirely new side of the rap impresario. Fans may think they know him, but as he prepares to unleash his latest smash, they are about to experience an entirely new Combs, and an entirely new sound. Diddy-Dirty Money is about to redefine dance music for the new decade.

Europe didn't just provide an evocative backdrop for the story that is Last Train to Paris, it also inspired the sound. Though Combs is known for his contribution to hip hop, he is also a passionate fan of dance music, often traveling to global hot spots like Ibiza and Berlin to take in the new sounds emerging from the techno scene. Blending elements of UK grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip hop, the album represents a new sound that Combs calls "train music."

No stranger to the finer things, Combs amassed a crew of some of the top names in music to help him bring his vision to life. TI, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne all lend guest vocals, but the biggest contribution comes from band members Dawn Richard and Kalenna. "Dawn and I aren't background singers simply standing next to Diddy," says Kalenna. "Diddy-Dirty Money isn't just more of the same. It's an organic group that grew out of a shared passion for music."

Kalenna started writing songs at 11, when she would accompany her father--a rapper and army man--into the studio. As a military daughter, she moved often, living in diverse locations including Alaska, Germany and Hawaii. In music, she found a home for herself even as "home" was constantly changing. "Growing up, I understood how music can take you away and help you escape," she says. "At the same time I began learning how music brings people together; how it can heal and comfort." She eventually channeled her talent for songwriting into a successful career penning hits for Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Timbaland and multi-platinum producer Rodney Jerkins.

Dawn Richard will be recognizable to fans as a member of the group Danity Kane, formed via the MTV series Making the Band 3. The New Orleans native grew up watching her father perform. A musician, choir director and former member of R&B group Chocolate Milk, he instilled in her a love of music, even as her tastes evolved. "I was more into alternative music," she says, naming influences including The Cranberries, Sheryl Crow and Green Day. "I saw myself as the leader of a rock band with pink hair, singing the music I love."

When Combs paired Richard and Kalenna together to write songs for Danity Kane in 2009, he knew immediately that he had a powerful new songwriting team, describing them as "kindred spirits." With so many far-reaching influences between them, combining forces as Dirty Money is nothing less than "divine intervention," says Richard. "We mirror each other. We're all perfectionists with a strong work ethic. We push and challenge each other."

The trio's unmatched creative chemistry reveals itself in the latest blockbuster single "Hello Good Morning". The group premiered the single in front of 25 million viewers on American Idol on March 31st. The high-energy track, with its urgent, atmospheric beats, was perfectly suited to an explosive performance with spectacular special effects. Idol producers even issued a warning to viewers about the intense strobe lights used onstage.

Ross, who also lent vocals to the lead single "Angels", is just another member of the extended Dirty Money family. Lil Wayne was passionate about the new sound being crafted, and dropped verses on "Strobe Lights", a teasing, funky club banger, and "Shades", a trippy track also featuring Bilal. Mario Winans produced the 80s-influenced "Give My All To You" while Rodney Jerkins produced the international party jam "I Want Your Love".

"I'll even take off my shades," sings (yes, sings) Combs on "Twisted", hinting at a new, emotional core to his sound. The multilayered track represents some of the many influences of Last Train. With a soaring synth riff that reflects the head-trip that is falling in love, he recalls a post-millennial Prince. Other tracks veer from tribal drums to church organs to gritty instrumentals, all combining to form the new sound.

While Combs has had unsurpassed success in many different realms, from fashion to spirits to film, the lush soundscape of Last Train represents a renewed commitment to music from the multitalented impresario. By opening up a chapter of his own life to tell the story, he's crafted an album that is expressive and exciting. Sure, this album will make you dance, but Dirty Money is more than just dance music. It's a movement.


          Reply #2096   
My time is coming soon enough, studying in the meantime......not in a hurry to win anymore....learning patience.

One prediction I can usually win..........you will be dancing to ABBA in your hot pants before the weekend is over?!? LOL
          Remote Possibilities: Where Mobility and Productivity Meet   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - There is a revolution that has been taking place for quite some time in the business world, and it's changing the way workers use the telephone and companies do business. Chances are you've heard of it. It's called Internet telephony, and experts agree that, among other things, it has made office PBX systems obsolete while increasing employee productivity by allowing a very mobile workforce to stay connected to their business lines, no matter where they're working from or which device they're using. In short, this not-so-new technology is making the phone system digital in a way that takes advantage of the Internet and of any phone or computer attached to it. To that end, Switch, a San Francisco-based communications company, is taking the cloud-based business phone concept to the next level by creating a system that can be integrated with Google Apps and, most recently (and notably), Microsoft Office 365. "Work is a thing you do, not a place you go," said Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications. "We understand the value of mobility and giving people control over the tools they need to be productive, and Switch is designed with them in mind." For Office 365 users, this latest development by Switch can accelerate employee productivity by integrating with Outlook mail, Outlook calendar and LinkedIn. Users can log in with their Microsoft credentials, have their Outlook contacts instantly synced, have their calendar and email integrated so they can see the most recent shared emails and appointments when on a Switch call, and have instant access to the always-current corporate directory. Ease of administration is critical for a business of any size. Switch's design makes it easy to sign up in less than a minute using dropdown menus to let you set up a virtual receptionist for your company, set business hours to keep your cell phone from ringing at night or on holidays, record custom greetings, add department lines and more. "Regardless of productivity suite, platform or size -- your business can be an enterprise or a three-person shop -- with Switch your phone system and your experience is and should be the same: easy-to-use, scalable and with the flexibility of a true cloud service." The cost for companies of any size is a mere $15 per month per employee, including a free company number and unlimited domestic calls and texts. "Switch makes sense for anyone who realizes their business phone system that serves a desk is broken," says Walker. Visit www.switch.co or call 844-9-SWITCH to learn more.
          Filming Scene Transitions Creative Techniques on a Budget   
Filming Scene Transitions: Creative Techniques on a Budget MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 47M | 888 MB Genre: eLearning | Language: English Learn creative film transitions with unique, DIY techniques from 16-time Vimeo Staff Pick winner Matty Brown.
          An Imaginary Apology Letter From Your Airline CEO   

I spent this morning reflecting on everything I had learned and experienced in the past two days at the London DevOps Enterprise Summit, which I co-hosted. I was so inspired by all the amazing tales of courageous business transformation by the amazing technology leaders representing almost every industry vertical. And then I ran into this […]

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          Fat Loss Blueprint Lose Weight Starting This Week   
Fat Loss Blueprint: Lose Weight Starting This Week Download Size: 196 MB Learn how to lose fat effectively using concepts used for their excellent results.
          What to Expect from DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2017   

I am incredibly excited for the second year of the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London. I’ll be joining the top technology leaders from around the world for two days of high learning, networking, and exchanging insights with some of the best practitioners and subject matter experts anywhere. We return to London to hear where some […]

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          DevOps Enterprise Summit London Speakers Share Valuable Lessons and Patterns That Led to Success   

DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2017 (DOES17) speakers recently shared challenges and advice they have faced along their DevOps journeys. While proven tools and best practices are well-known, most every enterprise leader facing a technology transformation journey will agree that there is plenty of room for learning and growth. The beautiful thing about the DevOps Enterprise […]

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          GUN DOG DVD Richard A. Wolters Trains Retrievers   
RICHARD A. WOLTERS Trains Retrievers DVD"You can have a Wolters trained retriever!"The only video featuring the master, the late Richard A. Wolters. This two-hour program is a clear step-by-step guide to developing any of the popular retriever breeds. Starts with a seven-week old pup, through polished field companion. From the back cover:Richard a. Wolters shows the viewer what he's been telling his readers for more than 20 years - how to train a hunting retriever. His methods emphasize helping a well-bred retriever learn to utilize the instincts and intelligence he was born with, rather than making him into a robot that merely follows commands. This two-hour program is a clear, concise, step-by-step guide to developing any of the popular retriever breeds from a seven-week-old pup into a finished hunting companion. A retriever trained by Wolters' methods works with you as well as for you.
          Reply #2011   
Nbey6 who first started this NC thread had a 3 day rule ...if I had listened to her all of these years I'd have gotten it many times but never have learned to keep them in for 3 days... if I play a lot can't afford to


          2001 Awards (NAAR)    

In 2001, NAAR broke new ground in terms of the amount of money committed to autism research and the number of projects funding. It also marked the first time the organization funded projects in Israel and Ireland, and included In 2001, NAAR committed approximately $3.1 million to fund 28 pilot studies, fellowships and programs, including its largest investment to date in a single project: The Baby Sibs Study – a collaborative, multi-site research program taking place in Canada and the U.S. Also in 2001, NAAR played a key role in funding and establishing the first annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the first international, interdisciplinary conference focusing on autism research.

Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
"The Influence of HOX Genes and Cranial Nerve Abnormalities on Impaired Facial and Vocal Expression in Autism."
One-Year Award: $47,358

Dana Boatman, Ph.D., & Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
"Evaluation of Auditory Processing in Low Functioning Children with Autism."
Two-Year Award: $85,606
Research Partner: The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.

Linda Brzustowicz, M.D. & Christopher Barlett, B.S.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
"Localization of Genes Negatively Influencing Language Acquisition."
Two-Year Award: $89,606
First Year Research Partner: The Sidgmore Family Foundation

Edwin Cook, M.D.
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Linkage Disequilibrium Fine Mapping of 15q11-q13 in Autism."
Two-Year Award: $99,605
First Year Research Partner: Solving the Mystery of Autism Foundation

Louise Gallagher, MB MRC Psych
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
"The Molecular Genetics of Autism: Linkage Disequilibrium Screen in the Irish Population."
Two-Year Award: $99,101
First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

Jeremy Goldberg, M.D.
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
"Investigating Serotonin Receptor Function and Brain Structure as Potential Endophenotypes of Autism."
Two-Year Award: $89,368

Andrew Grayson, Ph.D, C. Psychol.
The Open University (United Kingdom)
"Facilitated Communication: A Systematic Observational Research Project Involving Fine-Grained Video Analysis and Eye Tracking."
Two-Year Award: $93, 532.
Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Karl Herrup, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
"CNS Pattern Formulation and the Etiology of Autism."
Two-Year Award: $99,000

Christine Hohmann, Ph.D.
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
"Serotonin as Regulator of Cortical Development and Function."
Two-Year Award: $90,702
First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

Huang Chi-ming, Ph.D.,
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
"Synaptic and Cellular Abnormalities in the Maturing Autistic Cerebellum."
Two-Year Award: $99,880
First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

Jeffrey Hutsler, Ph.D.,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
"Cortical Organization and Synaptic Culling in Individuals with Autism."
Two-Year Award: $99,902

Ami Klin, Ph.D., & Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D.,
Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
"Studies of Social Visual Pursuit in Non-Human Primates with Mesiofrontal-limbic Lesions Previously Shown to Offer a Successful Animal Model of Autism."
Two-Year Award: $91,730

Jennifer Levitt, M.D.
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
"Cortical Complexity and 1H MRS Studies of Communication in Autism."
Two-Year Award: $97,044

Elena Maestrini, Ph.D.
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
"Search for an Autism Susceptibility Gene on Chromosome 2q."
Two-Year Award: $80,340
First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

Henry Markram, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
"Altered Inhibitory Microcircuits in Autism."
Two-Year Award: $96,800
Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Daniel McIntosh, Ph.D.
University of Denver, Denver, CO
"Core Affective Processes in Autism."
Two-Year Award: $99,237

Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
Utah Southwestern Medical Center, St. George, UT
"Analysis of the Role of the Methyl-CG Binding Protein in the Pervasive Development Disorder, Rett's Syndrome, Using Genetically Modified Mice."
Two-Year Award: $100,000

Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
"Examination of a Deficit in Procedural Learning in Autism."
Two-Year Award: $88,968
First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

Rhea Paul, Ph.D.
Southern Connecticut State University & Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
"The Development of Prosody in Young Children with Autism and Related Conditions."
Two-Year Award: $97,024

Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
Duke University Center for Human Genetics, Durham, NC
"Web-based Genetic Educational Efforts for Autism and Related Disorders."
One-Year Award: $41,912

Judith Innes Piggot, MRCGP, MRCP
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Roland D. Ciaranello, M.D.
Memorial Fellowship in Basic Research
Two-Year Award: $100,000

Samuel Pleasure, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"The Role of WNTS in Hippocampal Ventricular Zone Development."
Two-Year Award: $92,384

Timothy P.L. Roberts, Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"Neural Correlates of Phonological Processing in Autism: An MEG Investigation."
Two-Year Award: $96,273
First Year Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Neil Smalheiser, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Circulating Reelin in Autism Spectrum Disorders."
Two-Year Award: $89,320

Kathleen Sulik, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
"CNS Dysmorphogenesis in a Mouse Knockout Model for an Autism Syndrome."
Two-Year Award: $100,000

Paul Thorsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Danish Epidemiology Sciences Centre at Aarhus University and Odense University Hospital, Denmark
"Risk Factors for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: MMR Vaccine & Childhood Autism."
One-Year Award: $25,000
Research Partner: CIBC World Markets

Steven Zalcman, Ph.D.
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
"Cytokines, Monoamines and Stereotypical Motor Activity."
Two-Year Award: $96,170

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D., Susan Bryson, Ph.D., Peter Szatmari, M.D., Wendy Roberts, M.D.
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
"Identifying Early Markers of Autism: A Longitudinal Study of Infant Siblings"
Two-Year Award: $99,993
First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

          Reply #1874   
Well I took the other laptop back bought a new one from a friend it works great...I did get the p3 number today for $40...had 239...stopped by FoodLion on the way home from the doctor's office it was a little past 3pm asked the number she said 392 so got it boxed...let's dance little kitty cat!went ahead cashed it so didn't take a picture...got to learn how to save pictures to a laptop...can't be that hard to do!

Congrats to all other winners
          Repair Technician - Brady Corporation - Markham, ON   
Read, interpret and follow blueprints, diagrams, engineering specs. The Repair Technician. Applicants can learn more about the....
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          Popular Rastafarian words and phrases   
Rastafarian words and phrases are a combination of English dialect and Jamaican Patois spoken primarily by Rastafarians. The Rastafarian language is actually much easier to learn than Jamaican Patois because it’s mostly a play on English words (e.g. “overstand” for “understand”,“downpress” for “oppress”,“ I-ditate” for “meditate” etc…) rather than being an entirely separate dialect as with Jamaican Patois.
          13733: Bullshit Builds Momentum.   

Adweek published patronizing puffery promoting IAM, the high school dedicated to teaching minority youth about the advertising industry—and ultimately recruiting them into the field. Momentum Worldwide CEO Chris Weil penned the pap, and it would be interesting to learn the diversity figures at his company. The only hint of inclusiveness and culture at the agency website can be found via the online store, where MoMo Hammer Pants can be purchased for a mere $179.99.

Want a Robust and Diverse Talent Pipeline? Check Out This High School Dedicated to Advertising

4A’s ‘IAM’ program is a model of how to foster equality early

By Chris Weil

Today’s graduation of the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media marks the ninth year of the 4A’s foray into helping build the next diverse generation of talent in marketing and advertising through its high school student initiative.

The 4A’s partnered with the New York City Department of Education in 2008 to form the first four-year high school in the nation dedicated exclusively to preparing students for careers in the advertising and media industry. That school in Brooklyn, known as IAM, is helping to train the future practitioners in our industry.

We’ve all heard the lament expressed across our industry in recent years about our talent pipeline drying up—young people weren’t learning the right skills to enter advertising or marketing positions, other fields were attracting students who previously would have considered advertising and marketing, and the diversity of the talent didn’t jibe with the diversity of the country’s population.

Those conversations, to be honest, are still occurring because we haven’t done enough to fix the underlying issues—yet. For example, still only 19 percent of people represented in advertisements are minorities, despite the fact that 30 percent of the voting-age population is a minority. That’s just one example of where we still have lots of room for improvement.

Industries of every type—and advertising and marketing stand out because of the cultural visibility of our work—grow when they tap into the varied thinking only possible with a diverse workforce. Diversity leads to marketing messages that are far more effective because they reflect the reality of the society and marketplace. And in our view, diversity has to begin with education and access, which was one of the core issues we addressed with our school programs.

This initiative builds on the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program, or MAIP, which has connected aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies for the last 44 years. But while we have been addressing the diversity issue long before it became a common theme, we know that it’s an ongoing challenge that requires additional solutions.

As we look to the 2017 class at IAM—graduating today—we can see that the program has been a success—and not just for those of us in the field of communications who want to see a more prepared and diverse pool of prospects making their way to our offices. It has been a success for the students.

What has, to me, been the most exciting development of our programs—which includes partnering with the City University of New York in 2014 to launch the first P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) of its kind and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, or MECA—is that the kids are the biggest winners.

How do we know that our multipronged approach is reaching these students? Some 25 percent to 30 percent of IAM and MECA graduates are entering the advertising field—a generation of students who might otherwise never have even considered the possibility of advertising and marketing. While we can look on those recruitment numbers with pride, it’s also true that the graduation rate at our schools, which is trending at 78 percent, compared with about 64 percent at the average NYC public school, is the best reward.

It would be a dream to see 100 percent of the students enter our business, but by showing the thousands of students who have passed through the halls of the schools that creativity matters, that you can take your passions and turn them into careers, that there are myriad ways to do more in life, that is a reward that we can all celebrate.

By partnering with these schools, we are in effect expanding our society’s creative class—helping more people understand what a career in creativity is all about, inspiring more of them to consider advertising as a promising career opportunity and to understand all the ways they can be a part of a creative industry. Showing a student that his passion for social media can lead to a career or that the gamer playing video games could turn her interest into a life of building digital experiences for others is one of the most important aspects of these programs.

By next year, almost 1,000 ninth through 12th grade students will be studying advertising and marketing. At the same time, the MECA students will also be entering the community college part of their six-year program. They follow a regular high school curriculum—yes, with algebra, English and science—along with an additional specialty in marketing, advertising and design. Their curriculum includes soft skills such as presenting and storytelling; by their junior year, they are certified in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative. For six years, the students will study not only every part of the agency and advertising ecosystem, but skills that will serve them in any creative field.

While a handful of individual companies have supported some schools, IAM and MECA are the first public schools in the U.S. to earn the support of an entire industry. The 4A’s uniquely offers this support by helping to create the advertising curriculum, teaching the classes, bringing students to agencies and creating mentorship and internship programs. Additionally, we are bringing in marketing clients such as Spotify and Reebok to introduce real-world briefs for the students to solve. This reinforces that the opportunity in our industry is to create work alongside brands that people love and impact our popular culture on a daily basis.

The students who chose to come to these schools have an interest in what we do, and we have a vested interest in keeping them engaged, sharing the excitement of our field and sharing our experiences. They matter more than ever—either as our future communications colleagues or our future customer population—and the more we can connect with them now, the better we will all be for it.

Chris Weil (@chrisweil) is the CEO of Momentum Worldwide; he sits on the 4A’s board of directors and serves as chairman of the 4A’s High School Initiative Advisory Board.

          One Woman Opened Up About Learning To Love What Makes Her Different   

“That’s how you do it, you just keep showing up.”

Digg recently released a video of Cara Reedy, a woman of color with achondroplastic dwarfism, who discusses her struggles with accepting and finding her beauty and strength:

youtube.com

Cara has lived in New York for 13 years and is a comedian, actor, and writer.

Cara has lived in New York for 13 years and is a comedian, actor, and writer.

Digg / Via youtube.com

When she was younger, Cara was afraid of what people would say about her...

When she was younger, Cara was afraid of what people would say about her...

Digg / Via youtube.com

...and when her mother noticed she was limiting herself, she made the decision to push Cara to be social with others.

...and when her mother noticed she was limiting herself, she made the decision to push Cara to be social with others.

Digg / Via youtube.com


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          Learning and Content Strategy Lead - GlobalEnglish - Brisbane, CA   
10+ years of developmental editing experience, learning content strategy, curriculum and course development, online video training operations, development and...
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          Reply #1715   
Raven, I don't understand this chart, please explain it to me. I always want to learn something different. How do you use it to pick your numbers
          It's Time Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People Were Recognised In The Australian Constitution   

A moving new video is calling on all Australians to help remove racial discrimination from our Constitution.

When the Australian Constitution was created, it completely excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

When the Australian Constitution was created, it completely excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Recognise This / Via youtube.com

To this day this exclusion has not been remedied, but all political parties have agreed on the need for Constitutional reform.

To this day this exclusion has not been remedied, but all political parties have agreed on the need for Constitutional reform.

Recognise This / Via youtube.com

Recognise This is a youth-led campaign encouraging all Australians to learn more about the issue and push for reform to be made a priority.

Recognise This is a youth-led campaign encouraging all Australians to learn more about the issue and push for reform to be made a priority.

Recognise This / Via youtube.com

A joint select committee of Parliament has been established to finalise a model of Constitutional reform that will be put to a referendum, which all Australians will vote on.

A joint select committee of Parliament has been established to finalise a model of Constitutional reform that will be put to a referendum, which all Australians will vote on.

Recognise This / Via youtube.com


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          User Acquisition Intern - NetEase Information Technology Corporation - Brisbane, CA   
Likes to play video games is preferred. As an Intern on the User Acquisition team, you will learn how to help NetEase turn User Acquisition insights into...
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          20 Fabulous DIY Musical Games & Instruments To Try This Summer   

Introducing musical games doesn't have to be pricey or time consuming. I've chosen some of my favourite DIY instrument and game ideas to share with you if you think your own little ones would benefit from having more music integrated into their every-day exploring, discovery, learning and play...

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          Reply #1494   
GREAT STUFF Factor X! We appreciate all that you have been posting while here in NC this week. Been seeing if I can learn any new tips and tricks as you rock the VA lottery! BTW, Back to the Future was a favorite of mine, think I will watch it this weekend. PS- Will have to start coming up with some good WO names again.
          Reply #1468   
Thanks LadyA, but I still cant figure out why for the life of me it did not get played tonight, but 548 did

Lesson Learned: DON'T watch football while doing your WO!

10/15 - Night: Keys- 1,3,5,9

P4: 6424 9424 5474 4406 4409 9541 7242 1979 1679 1676 0929 0926 0626 9951 6951 9651 6651 4096 4099 4066 2797 2767

P3 QP's: 862 360 987 855 557

SGLS: 059 127 136 126 169 236 579 135 159 057 069 137 146 346 569 589 689 156 237 256 357 679 125 158
          "If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live." - Lyn Yutang   
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live." - Lyn Yutang
          How to Get Beautiful Catchlights   

Catchlights can make or break a portrait. For real. It’s the difference in seeing life, radiance, and sparkle in a photo, and dark under eye circles and lifeless eyes. It doesn’t require a ton of light to create great catchlights, just the right direction of light. What are Catchlights? Catchlights are the little reflection of the strongest light source in the eyes. If you are using a window for your light source, it may be the reflection of the window itself, it can be a sidewalk or a building reflecting light, or even a reflection of yourself wearing a white t-shirt. I have images where I can see myself in my subjects eyes taking a picture. Studio lights are easily pointed out in studio portraits as a large circle or rectangle reflected in the eyes. Learning to see catchlights is just the beginning of learning how to see light. And seeing light is opening the door to a whole world of learning to use it to shape the moods of your images. It’s really fascinating, risking sounding like a big dork. 😉 I spent a little time walking down memory lane to find some close ups of my kids to […]

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          10 Tips on How to Get Sharp Photos   

Once shooting in manual mode becomes second nature, things like getting accurate color, learning compositions, and how to get sharp photos become the next areas of concentration. It is really frustrating to have a great composition and color, only to upload the photos to Lightroom to discover that a lot of the images are out of focus. I hear ya! I have been there, and so have many other photographers. So, what is the next step? Today, I’d love to share some tips with you that can help get you back on track to loving your images, and how to get sharp photos. 10+ Tips on How to Get Sharp Photos 1. Check Your Shutter Speed One of the most common reasons for blurry or out of focus images when starting out is a slow shutter speed. There is so much to remember at first to just get a good exposure, that remembering all of the rules is difficult! The bright side, is that it gets easier. The rule of thumb is that your shutter speed should be approximately twice your focal length (depending upon how steady you are at hand holding your camera). Some people are better than others at keeping the camera […]

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          What is Depth of Field?   

What is Depth of Field??? Depth of field (DOF) is a creative tool that can be used to emphasize or deemphasize a subject. I’ve written a good bit about learning to choose settings to get a good exposure, but today, I’d like to write a bit about choosing settings to get the artistic look that you are going for. Exposure, check. Let’s talk about art. So, what is depth of field, and what all can I do to affect it? What is Depth of Field (DOF)? When you use a single focal point to focus your camera, there will be an area that stretches before and after that point that will also appear in focus. This range of  area is called the depth of field. Depth of field, simply put, is the amount of the image that is in focus. The focal plane is another term for the slice of the image that is in focus. It can be measured, and is precisely the distance between the first point of focus and the last point that is in focus. A shallow depth of field has very little in focus. A deep depth of field (like what is used in landscapes) can […]

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          Beginner Composition: Rule of Thirds   

Have you ever seen an image and it just draws you in where others you think, oh, cute kid…and move on? The difference between the two can be many things, but an interesting composition can make the viewer stick around and stay for a while. On occasion all the stars align and you may get a wow photo without trying, but to increase the odds, it’s worth learning some basic composition skills. Keep reading to learn a few do’s and don’ts about composition for the beginner photographer. Beginner Composition Composition is all about where you place your subject, secondary subjects, and environment in the frame of an image. It all matters. In a strong photo, it’s been well thought out. Everything in the frame has a reason for being there. And objects that draw a viewer away from the story or feeling or ambiance is clutter. Now, does that mean that every image should be neat and pretty and perfect? Absolutely not! The environment is just important as the subject when telling the story and if the environment is messy, it should most definitely be included. But how the photographer views the scene and what she decided is frame worthy are important too. Let’s go […]

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          Reply #1368   
When someone gives you 2 of the numbers every night and day and you still cannot hit it is time to take a break.....

No need to keep buying children #2 holly-wood pencil's so they can learn curse-ive writing, and learn to spell cast. They are putting a hex-spell on themselves and will carry it all their lives and want even know it..... They are crossing themselves and learning nothing more than the book of the dead

I am just going to play 270 combo till it comes, which it will.....

Goo... [ More ]
          Reply #1337   
Thanks Webcat, learning to close the gap better little by little.
          Global Learning Coordinator - Student Success Office - University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON   
Volunteer management experience or certificate in volunteer management. Clear understanding of student audiences, both at uWaterloo and internationally,... $53,120 - $66,400 a year
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          What I learned seeing ‘Welcome to Braggsville’   

Thanks to Brendan Kiley’s review [“Book-It Theatre’s play slides knife into racism,” NWFriday, June 16], I saw “Welcome To Braggsville” and attended the conversation afterward. As art works, the story and play are no different than a Confederate soldier statue or Fremont’s Vladimir Lenin.  What each of us thinks of these works is a matter […]
          Reply #1050   
Thanks Man !

Good Luck....

Think I will just combo the 236 and 246 and ride them to $$$$$$. Tired of chasing these fools and buying them #2 holly-wood pencils so the school children can learn how to spell-cast in N.C. indoctrination centers....

I don't know how you do it, but you sure have their NUMBER !...Lol....
          Re: Chicago voice-over actor and romance novelist Ruth Kaufman is 'the most rejected person in America'   
Ms. Kaufmann has a lot to learn about humility. Her self-insecurity is incredible.
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          6 Tips To Gain Executive Buy-In For Extended Enterprise Learning   

You might see the value of extended enterprise learning, but does your executive team? Gain buy-in from your executive team to launch your extended enterprise learning initiative – here are some items to consider as you prepare your business case.

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          Implementing An Adaptive Learning Strategy   

The power of an adaptive learning strategy is endless. It will allow for your users to have a custom and tailored learning experience every time, and will allow you to equip your leaders with the data they need to drive business results.

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          Teaching Using Interactive Visualization: Project-Based Learning At UVA   

Interactive visualization is an effective way of teaching many subjects, especially history. The University of Virginia's Research Seminar Initiative uses project-based learning coupled with state of the art digital visualization techniques in the humanities.

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          Interview: Magisterio - 150 Υears Serving The Educational Community   

Interview with Elena Casero, Director of Marketing of the Siena Group, about the history, the projects, and future plans of Magisterio paper journal.

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          3 Ways To Improve Cultural Intelligence Training With Mobile Microlearning   

What are some of the most important 21st century job skills and how can you make sure you are supporting your workforce in developing those skills? This article will help you learning about Cultural Intelligence and how to use mobile microlearning to improve your diversity training.

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          Product Knowledge Online Training: 7 Creative And Innovative Activities   

Do your employees know the features, specs, and benefits of your new product line? In this article, I'll share 7 creative and innovative activities that you may want to add to your product knowledge online training.

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          What Is Microlearning And What Are The Most Important Microlearning Features?   

There is a huge shift in the profile of employees in organizations today. They have less time on hand, huge deliverables and responsibilities, and need to keep pace with changing times and business needs. Formal, annual training programs are just not enough to keep pace with the need for constant learning

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          5 Tips To Improve The Learning Culture Of The Organization   

Most corporate eLearning solutions fail to meet the needs of learners and ultimately fail to fulfill the set learning objectives. When creating the eLearning strategy, this has to be taken into consideration along with concerted focus on how to improve the learning culture of the organization.

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          8 Practical Ways To Reduce Employee Training Costs   

Employee training costs can quickly reach the sky especially in companies with frequent team changes. Learn several simple strategies to keep costs under control without sacrificing efficiency.

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          DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo   

DevLearn is the largest international eLearning conference & expo, attracting thousands of experienced learning professionals from around the world.

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          Director of Online Learning Development and Production   

Facing History and Ourselves

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          DevLearn 2017 Expo   

The DevLearn 2017 Expo is the largest learning technologies expo in North America, and it's completely free! Entering its 12th year, the Expo is the event for those interested in exploring the latest and greatest in learning technologies.

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          Docebo Ranks #1 In Learning Management Software Leaderboard By SelectHub   

Docebo is ranked #1 in the newly released Leaderboard for Learning Management Software, published by technology selection management platform SelectHub.

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          8 Ways To Continually Develop Your eLearning Skills And Knowledge   

Being a thought leader is important in the eLearning field. In order to be an eLearning field expert, you need to stay engaged and hungry for more eLearning skills and knowledge.

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          Why Won’t You Let Your Workers Learn?   

Our research shows 98% of workers want to learn. So how come so many organizations aren’t doing anything to feed this hunger for knowledge?

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          China’s Belt And Road Initiative Comes To Bristol   

Business leaders based in the South West of England have learnt about China’s multi-million-dollar Belt and Road initiative at a business seminar.

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          Extended Enterprise Learning: The Key To Deliver Measurable Business Impact   

Join us for Delivering Measurable Business Impact with Extended Enterprise Learning, a free webinar sponsored by eLearning Industry with Docebo Content Manager Paul Leavoy. The event is scheduled for the 26th of July, 2017.

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