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

  • AR/VR เป็นเรื่องใหญ่ โดยเฉพาะ AR ที่ผสานเข้ากับโลกความจริงได้ดีกว่า VR
  • machine learning
  • การนำหุ่นยนต์มาใช้ในกระบวนการผลิต หรือที่เรียกว่า Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

          Newest Downtown Tenant: A Tech Start-Up Space   
The 16 th floor of the Omni Hotel will now be a shared workspace for start-up technology companies. The Austin Chamber of Commerce announced the initiative today. Theyre calling it Austin TechLive . The facility will provide entrepreneurs with office, meeting and event space in exchange for monthly membership. And with over 4,000 tech companies responsible for over 100,000 jobs in the Austin area and that number expected to grow by 5,000 jobs this year the citys tech community is burgeoning.
          Survey Says Austin Tops for Small Business   
Austin scored an A-plus in a survey of small business friendliness. The capitol city ranks as the nations fourth friendliest city to small business, according to a survey by Thumbtack.com and the entrepreneurship-focused Kauffman Foundation . The nationwide survey asked 6,000 of the small business owners registered with Thumbtack a service which aggregates bids for hiring local help questions about small business friendliness and finance in their city.
          Lab Technician II - III - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Cold Spring Harbor, NY   
The successful candidate will participate in a variety of basic research in the area of neuroscience, including mainly histology, histochemistry, and microscopy...
From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:39:59 GMT - View all Cold Spring Harbor, NY jobs
          Esthesioneuroblastoma   

How many people had reoccurences of their cancer after treatment. Whether if was surgery, radiation or chemo?

Discussion boards: 

          Alternative Treatment   

Hello. I was diagnosed with Esthesioneuroblastoma (skull base cancer)

I was wondering if anyone here has done alternative treatments at all?

Discussion boards: 

          Postdoc: Neural Mechanisms of Naturalistic Human Vision 1.0 FTE - Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen - Nijmegen   
The project will be embedded in the Donders research theme ‘Perception, Action and Control’ (Dr Marius Peelen’s group, sites.google.com/site/peelenlab/)....
Van Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:37:59 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Nijmegen
          Epônimos   
Epônimo, a rigor, é uma personalidade que empresta ou dá o seu nome a algo. Pode ser um lugar, uma tribo, ou na Medicina, uma estrutura, um sinal, uma doença, como sendo uma espécie de homenagem ao primeiro que descreveu aquela particularidade. Entretanto, há um consenso geral entre estudantes e médicos que os epônimos são difíceis de memorizar, alguns sendo até mesmo imprecisos, visto que, por exemplo, uma mesma estrutura anatômica pode ter recebido diferentes epônimos em países diferentes. Existem assim linhas de pensamento que prezam que os nomes sejam então auto-explicativos. Exemplificando: Angulo de Louis por ângulo esternal.

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

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

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

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

Até a proxima,
          Interesting writing contest news...   
And not about New Voices :)

Prior to the announcement of the New Voices Top 10, I entered Secrets & Speed Dating in the Romance Writers of Australia "High 5" competition. In this contest, you enter your first 5 pages of a novel aimed at one of the Mills & Boon category lines.

This week, I found out that my wonderful friend, Rachael Johns and the lovely Jackie Ashenden both finalled in the High 5! Awesome! Big congratulations ladies! This is a fantastic achievement as there were more than 70 entries.

But, as you may have guessed, I didn't final. I wasn't even close! 25th, to be exact :)

One of my judges adored my story (scored 100%) while the other two hated it. One even suggested it may be better suited to another publisher :)

So, this has confirmed something for me that I kind of already knew. And that is:

  • Everyone who finals in a writing contest thoroughly deserves it. Their writing must be of a very high standard and really draw in readers in order to shine amongst so many entries.
  • But - not finalling does not mean your entry is not also fantastic. Judging is such a subjective thing. Some judges mark harder than others. Some judges will think your heroine is neurotic and unlikeable :) :)
It is always a little kick in the guts when you don't do as well as you'd like in a writing contest. But just because you don't final in one contest, doesn't mean you won't do well in another. If you don't believe me, please refer to Secrets & Speed Dating :)

Anyway - I must get back to writing madly - my deadline is fast approaching!





          New Voices - entered!   
Well, I did it! My entry is up: Secrets & Speed Dating.

I would love to hear what you think!

Writing at the beach in Croatia
Thank goodness that's done :) It was written over the past week, while I've been in Vela Luka, Croatia. However, it turned out to be a little frustrating to write. My first version, I liked. After writing the first 2000 words, I happily emailed it to my amazing crit partners, confident that I was on the right track. I kept on typing, and by the time I heard back from them the next day, I had a good 3500 words down. For me - Captain Slow Writer - this was super sonic speed!

Sadly, what I'd written was crap. This took me a few hours to digest, as I'd been told in the nicest possible way :) But basically I'd lost my voice, it just wasn't "me".

Where had I gone wrong? I think the problem was I was trying to write what I thought Mills & Boon wanted. I think I figured that with the changes from Sweet/Romance to Cherish and Riva, that I was more a Cherish writer, so I need something a bit gentler than my normal style. Clearly, this was a stupid mistake - I'm not capable of this style, and my chapter featured a neurotic, unlikeable heroine and a plot that was going nowhere.

So, I started again. I was able to salvage much of the first scene, but the rest - thrown out. Almost 3000 words! And only three days to go before the deadline!

But, I managed it. I know it isn't perfect, but it's me. It is in my voice. So if it crashes and burns in the competition, and least I've got that.

At the beach with my own hero :)
Due to lack of consistent Internet (I need to buy it in 24 hour blocks) I've been lurking a bit on the New Voices web site, but there are some very impressive entries there. Including the work of some of my favourite bloggers! Here are their excellent entries:

Sorry if I've missed anyone!

Also, I must mention how sad I was to lose all of my (possibly overused) italics when I pasted in my entry. Poor italics :)

          Comment on Bandcamp Suggestions by Brian Miller   
Er maybe this is a link. He does miserable Electronic stuff. The other half of him does miserable Americana type stuff. This is his electro side. Check out Flaneur a no keyboard top depressing album by him. Highly recommended by me. https://jongant.bandcamp.com/album/coming-into-view
          Staff Scientist: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Research - National Institute on Drug Abuse - Maryland   
Elliot Stein, Senior Investigator, at estein@nih.gov. And substantial experience in conducting research on neuroimaging of drug addiction and treatment in both...
From Office of Intramural Training & Education - Fri, 12 May 2017 18:38:33 GMT - View all Maryland jobs
          Did You Hear ...? Olivia de Havilland sues, Kendall and Kylie fail and more from the week in entertainment   

A film legend hit a milestone, reality-TV entrepreneurs screwed up, the leader of the free world targeted TV hosts, a guild expanded and a scandal rode off into the sunset. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.

Happy birthday - and lawsuit - Olivia de Havilland!

De Havilland,...


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          Front Desk Medical Receptionist - Neurosurgical/Spine Practice - Wayne, NJ   
We are looking for an energetic, friendly, and bright front desk receptionist for our busy neurological practice....
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          GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "2017 Dice Tower Convention Virtual Flea Market"    

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An item Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! has been added to the geeklist 2017 Dice Tower Convention Virtual Flea Market
          دانلود Udemy Python Programming: Build Matchmaking Website and Geolocator فیلم آموزشی ساخت وب سایت همسان گزینی و مکان یابی با پایتون   

در دوره آموزشی Udemy Python Programming: Build Matchmaking Website and Geolocator به ساخت وب سایت همسان گزینی و مکان یابی با پایتون می پردازیم. سر فصل های این دوره آموزشی : – Getting Started with Coding for Entrepreneurs – MatchMaker 2 – The MatchMaker (aka Meet your Match) – It’s Happy Hour Time (GeoLocator) – Wrapping Up

نوشته دانلود Udemy Python Programming: Build Matchmaking Website and Geolocator فیلم آموزشی ساخت وب سایت همسان گزینی و مکان یابی با پایتون اولین بار در فایل نیکو پدیدار شد.


          Melissa McCracken, la artista cuyos cuadros están inspirados en sus músicos favoritos   

Melissa McCracken, una artista de 26 años de Kansas City, Missouri, padece un fenómeno neurológico poco frecuente que afecta aproximadamente al 4% de la población por el cual mezcla la respuesta del cerebro a ciertos estímulos. La sinestesia afecta de diferente forma a distintas personas, pero en el caso de Melissa, de manera espontánea e […]

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          Deem Melly Is Taking His Career To The Top   

Deem Melly’s becoming known in the professional recording and music industry. With sheer focus on his craft, the grinding artist is making an impact with a progressive style unlike no other. The music artist and upcoming entrepreneur is only expected to deliver impressive work from here on out. Deem Melly’s making all the right decisions […]

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          - Interview d'Aaron Russo sur les confidences de N.Rockefeller   


Aaron Russo (14 février 1943, New York - 24 août 2007) était un producteur et réalisateur américain de films, basé à Hollywood.

Russo a notamment été le manager de Bette Midler entre 1972 et 1979. Durant sa carrière cinématographique, il a produit des acteurs tels que Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd dans Trading Places, qui deviendra pour le public un des classiques de Noël. Il réunira Nick Nolte, Morgan Freeman et Ralph Macchio dans Teachers. Il a reçu un Grammy, un Tony et un Emmy pour OL' Red Hair is Back en 1978.

Son dernier documentaire America…From Freedom To Fascism, sorti en 2006, dénonce la politique américaine en matière de taxe fédérale sur le revenu et quant au système bancaire fédéral. Selon lui, la politique américaine depuis la création de la Banque Fédérale Américaine, conduit à une restriction croissante des droits des citoyens américains, surtout avec la mise en place des nouvelles lois depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 et de la création de la nouvelle carte d'identité.

Très impliqué dans la vie politique américaine, il s'est présenté aux élections du gouverneur du Nevada en 1998, sous les couleurs du parti Républicain, où il a fini deuxième, avec presque 30% des votes. Membre important du Parti Libertarien américain, il a été candidat de ce parti lors des primaires organisées pour l'élection présidentielle de 2004.

En 2007, dans une interview de Alex Jones, il dénonça le CFR, supporte les théories du complot à propos des attentats du 11 septembre 2001, la guerre contre le terrorisme, ainsi que le plan de domination mondial des sionistes (Rockefeller, etc…).

Il y raconte une discussion tenue entre Nicholas Rockefeller et lui-même 11 mois avant les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, expliquant entre autres les propos tenus par Rockefeller : comment "un évènement allait se produire … et comment à partir de cet évènement nous (les USA) allions envahir l'Afghanistan, construire des pipelines pour amener le pétrole de la mer Caspienne, que nous allions envahir l'Irak pour prendre le contrôle du pétrole au Moyen-Orient et pouvoir nous implanter là-bas et intégrer cette région dans un nouvel ordre mondial et qu'ensuite nous irions nous occuper de Chavez, au Vénézuela ainsi que de l'Iran. Je me rappelle qu'il me disait qu'on verrait des soldats fouiller des grottes à la recherche des responsables, en Afghanistan, au Pakistan et dans toutes ces régions-là. Il y aurait alors une guerre contre le terrorisme où il n'y aurait pas de véritable ennemi. Tout cela ne serait qu'une mystification. Ce serait une façon pour le gouvernement de contrôler les Américains.

Rockefeller lui a aussi affirmé que ses projets pour l'avenir étaient de réduire la population mondiale de moitié et de remplacer la monnaie de papier par des puces sous-cutanées ou seraient stockées toute les informations personnelles de la personne. Tout ceci étant une manière détournée de contrôler ce que Nicholas Rockefeller a désigné comme les "serfs", les "esclaves", en parlant de la population mondiale.
Il évoque aussi l'émancipation des femmes comme étant une duperie. Ce mouvement n'aurait pour finalité rien d'autre que de doubler le nombre de contribuables et de demandeurs d'emploi, mais aussi de réduire l'influence familiale sur chaque enfant, qui finira, par la présence restreinte des parents, par s'attacher plutôt à l'Etat, de façon indirecte.

Il meurt six mois plus tard d'un cancer de la vessie après 6 ans de combat.


          - Le Dernier Sermon du Prophète Mohammed (SAWS)   

Ce sermon fut fait le neuvième jour de Zil Hadj 10 A.H. dans la Vallée Uranah du Mont Arafat

"Ô Peuple, écoutez-moi attentivement, car je ne sais pas si, après cette année-ci, je serais encore parmi vous. Donc écoutez ce que je vous dis avec beaucoup d'attention et apportez ce message à ceux qui ne peuvent être présents ici aujourd'hui.

Ô Peuple, tout comme vous considérez ce Mois, ce Jour, cette Cité comme Sacrés, considérez aussi la vie et les biens de chaque Musulman comme Sacrés. Retournez à leurs légitimes propriétaires les biens qui vous ont été confiés. Ne blessez personne afin que personne ne puisse vous blesser. Souvenez-vous qu'en vérité vous rencontrerez votre Seigneur et qu'effectivement il vous demandera compte de vos actes. ALLAH vous a défendu de pratiquer l'usure (de prendre de l'intérêt), donc toute obligation d'intérêt sera dorénavant abolie.

Méfiez-vous de Satan, pour le salut de votre religion. Il a perdu tout espoir de ne pouvoir jamais vous induire à commettre les grands pêchés, méfiez-vous donc à ne pas le suivre en ce qui concerne les petits pêchés.

Ô Peuple, il est vrai que vous ayez certains droits à l'égard de vos femmes, mais elles aussi ont des droits sur vous, mais si elles vous obéissent, alors à elles appartient le droit d'être nourries et habillées convenablement. Traitez donc bien vos femmes et soyez gentils envers elles car elles sont vos partenaires. Et il est de votre droit de vous assurer qu'elles choississent leurs amies avec votre approbation, aussi bien que de ne jamais commettre l'adultère.

Ô Peuple, écoutez-moi bien. Adorez Allah, faites vos cinq prières (Salah) quotidiennes, jeûnez pendant le mois de Ramadan, et donnez votre richesse en Zakat. Accomplissez le Hajj si vous en avez les moyens. Vous savez que chaque musulman est le frère d'un autre musulman. Vous êtes tous égaux. Aucune personne n'est supérieure à une autre excepté en piété et en bonne action.

Souvenez-vous, un jour vous vous présenterez devant Allah et vous répondrez de vos actes. Donc, prenez garde, ne vous écartez pas du droit chemin après ma mort.

Ô Peuple, aucun prophète ou apôtre ne viendra après moi et auncune nouvelle foi naitra. Raisonnez bien, donc, O Peuple, et comprenez bien les mots que je vous transmets. Je laisse derrière moi deux choses, le Coran et la Sunnah (comportelent du prophète), et si vous les suivez vous de vous égarerez jamais.

Que tous ceux qui m'écoutent transmettent ce message à d'autres et ceux-là à d'autres encore ; et que les derniers puissent le comprendre mieux que ceux qui m'écoutent directement.
Sois témoin Ô Allah, que j'ai transmis ton message à ton Peuple".

Abou Oumama Al Bâhilî a dit: «J'ai entendu le Messager de Dieu dire dans son sermon du pèlerinage d'adieu: «Craignez pieusement Dieu, faites vos cinq prières quotidiennes, observez le jeûne de votre mois (Ramadhân), acquittez l'aumône légale de vos biens et obéissez à vos chefs et vous serez alors dans le Paradis de votre Seigneur». (Tirmidhi)




          - Tolérance en Islam   


John L. Esposito, professeur de religion et de politique internationale à l'Université de Georgetown a dit : "Pour plusieurs populations non-musulmanes dans les territoires byzantins et persans déjà soumises aux gouverneurs étrangers, le règne islamique a signifié un changement de gouverneurs, les nouveaux étant souvent plus souples et plus tolérants, plutôt qu'une perte de l'indépendance. Plusieurs de ces populations ont même joui d'une plus grande autonomie locale et ont souvent payé des impôts inférieurs... En ce qui concerne la religion, l'islam s'est montré plus tolérant, accordant une plus grande liberté religieuse aux juifs et aux chrétiens indigènes."


          The Plan   
The cliche is true: Portland, Oregon, has a lot of coffee.  And, being Portland, another thing is true: the DIY ethic is irrepressible, so much of the coffee is crafted in small batches by passionate entrepreneurs. My plan is to visit as many places that make good coffee as I can.  And, being Portland, I plan to visit them all using some mode of transportation other than a car.

The point of this blog is to capture my notes about each coffee shop on my journey.   Espresso is my passion, so that will be the focus.  If a shop can pull a decent shot, the chances are good that the rest of their coffee drinks will be well made.

Along the way, I hope to learn more about coffee, people and my city.  Thanks for joining me.  -AP



          Album Review: Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’   
By just about every measure, 47-year-old Shawn Carter’s past decade has been victorious: He’s evolved from a performer and upstart entrepreneur into a legitimate business mogul, befriended presidents, and just recently welcomed his second and third children with a wife whose accomplishments have come to match if not surpass his own. But Jay-Z, his once... Read more »
          NBA: pour LeBron James, Curry mériterait un contrat de 400 M de dollars   
Los Angeles - La superstar de Cleveland LeBron James a estimé samedi que le meneur de Golden State Stephen Curry qui va signer un contrat-record de 201 millions de dollars (175,9 M EUR) sur cinq ans, mériterait à ses yeux un salaire de 400 millions.
          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.   .... " 


          Generative Neural Networks and Marketing   
A good explanation of generative neural networks,  how they work and their applications.  There has been some conversation about their implications for video use and marketing.  Any real examples out there?   Exploring.


          MRI Technologist - (PRN / Varied Shift) - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center - Gilbert, AZ   
The IMAGING DEPARTMENT at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has state of the art equipment with advanced imaging in Cardiac, Neurology, Orthopedic, and Obstetrics.
From Dignity Health - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:03:53 GMT - View all Gilbert, AZ jobs
          Neuropsychologue - Centre d'apprentissage aux mille et une astuces - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC   
Être membre de l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). POSTE TEMPS PLEIN / POSTE TEMPS PARTIEL*....
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          The Negative Mindsets of Struggling Entrepreneurs   

The Negative Mindsets of Struggling Entrepreneurs The life of an entrepreneur is not easy, sleepless nights, constant stress and wearing many hats, all are normal stuff. From the outside looking in, it might appear that it is. But ask the most successful entrepreneurs if it was easy, they will shake their head, smile and say […]

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          Commentaires sur Eh oui ce sont des chaussettes… par Martine Marchand   
Et ainsi est rentabilisée la technique japonaise du "fumi-e" entre les XVIIé et XIXé siècles, qui consistait à forcer les personnes suspectes de crime de christianisme à piétiner une image du Christ en signe d'apostasie. On n'a plus le droit de porter une croix autour du cou, sauf si c'est le "cou-de-pied"? C'est dire que pour ces gens, ne sont permis que les cous et les coups bas, pourvu qu'ils soient au dessous de la ceinture ! Seigneur, jusques à quand ? Et comment réparer ?
          Registered Nurse-RN Trauma Neuro ICU - Banner Health - United States   
About Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center. If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Cardon Children's...
From Banner Health - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:20:16 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Neuroinformatics Intern - Ontario Brain Institute - Toronto, ON   
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is a provincially‐funded, not‐for‐profit initiative seeking to maximize the...
From Ontario Brain Institute - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:27 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          [uhindsv46]:When the Golf Ball is Struck - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
If you were about to engage in a static activity, static stretching might well prepare you for it. If you are about to play a round of golf, dynamic stretching is necessary to get your parts moving and ready to perform. For example, putting your foot up on a bench best way to improve your golf swing, bending forward to touch your toe and holding that position for 30 seconds would be considered a static stretch. However when you golf swing stroke, if you put your foot on the bench, bent forward and then rotated your torso back and forth mimicking the rotation needed for the golf swing, this would be considered a dynamic stretch.
 
Static stretching has been shown to actually "deaden" a muscle neurologically for a time. You could also think of this as the muscle being "put to sleep" which is not ideal for increasing sport specific performance. As you stretch for a prolonged time, the brain is not able to effectively monitor the change in length due to a disengagement of the system which links muscle length to movement. You may have noticed a slowed reaction time or feeling "out of sync" if you have done a number of static stretches just prior to dynamic activity.
 
The loft on the club is referring to the angle of the club face. The higher number of the club means more loft and more arc when the ball is struck. A shorter armed person may need that additional loft as where a longer armed person would overdo it if they use a club with too much loft.
 
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          Adult Neurologist - Neurology Centre of Toronto - Toronto, ON   
NCT neurologists are affiliated with the University of Toronto and various institutions such as SickKids, North York General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of...
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          NeuroCharger 2.0   

Stealing Flow COMPLETE BRAINWAVE SUITE FOR FLOW STATE MASTERY Creative Flow | Peak Performance | Insight & Intuition | Focus | Flexibility | Release Dynamic tools to create amazing flow states in your work and daily life. Digital Download $77 Order Now CD + Digital Download $97 Order Now Order as a GIFT Peak Performance […]

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          Cloud X Recruits Former Amazon Senior Product Manager John Swiderski   
For anyone who thinks Cloud X Partners (CXP) isn\'t a force to be reckoned with in cloud computing for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), think again. At the helm are an elite band of financial technology, investment, and IT-as-a-service entrepreneurs committed to architecting innovative technology that solves the biggest pain points SMBs face.
          Sales - Financial Advisor - Entrepreneur Opportunity   
CT-Trumbull, Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income yo
          SURGICAL TECHNICIAN   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Marshfield, WI is seeking 6 OR Surgical Tech's for 13-week assignment. 2 GGU/Peripheral Vascular Specialty, 2 Neuro/Plastics/EENTO Specialty, and 2 Ortho Specialty. 40 hours per week shifts are primarily 0700 to 1530 and 0930 to 1800. Other shifts could be assigned according to needs of the department. Call, weekend, and holiday rotation as needed (usually one of each call per week but could be more depending on need). Must have BLS certification. Position: Surgical Technologist Specialty/Modality: Surgical Technology Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 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
          PT / PHYSICAL THERAPIST   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Physical therapy PT Outpatient Pediatric Clinic A private pediatric therapy clinic uniquely created for children with sensory processing, neurological, orthopedic, communication and motor developmental disorders is looking for a full time PT. The clinic provides multiple treatment rooms designed specifically to treat specific diagnoses, ages and disciplines, i.e. gym, scooter/bike, TEACCH/fine motor, pretend play, playground, oral motor, art/sensory, baby, toddler, neuro, orthopedic, SMART board, evaluation, sensory modulation/regulation and theme based speech rooms. Offers families an extremely supportive multidisciplinary team of speech pathologists, speech pathology assistant, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistant and infant learning child specialists. Flexible Work Hours Monday through Thursday Clinic (4 ten hour work days) or Monday through Friday Salary Annual clinic closure 3 Weeks during spring and Christmas breaks Continuing Education APTA Membership Dues Malpractice Liability Insurance Simple IRA Employer Matching Retirement Plan Flexible Spending Account Health Care Plan Paid Time Off Competitive Wages Position: Therapist Specialty/Modality: Physical Therapy Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Physical Therapist-Alaska Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to therapyjobseekers@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
          CARDIAC CATH LAB TECHNOLOGIST / CARDIOVASCULAR / INTERVENTIONAL   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Large Michigan Hospital is seeking an IR Tech for a 13 week contract. 10 hour days. Must be able to scrub. Nurses monitor. Interventional procedures including neuro, liver emobls, chem embols, urine fibroid embols, spinal angios, cerebral angios. X-Ray: GE innova 4100, Siemens nuerostar, axiom artis, arcadis varic, artis zee biplane. Must have ARRT, and CPR. NO CALL! Position: Technologist Specialty/Modality: Cardiovascular-Interventional Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), ARRT-R (Radiography) 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
          Modelling design and degradation using artificial neural network   
Lin, Hungyen and Kong, L. X. and Hsu, Hung-Yao (2005) Modelling design and degradation using artificial neural network. In: Intelligent Systems and Robotics. Conference and International Advanced Technology. Congress. University of Putra, Malaysia, pp. 670-682.
          Phil Austin, Who Played Nick Danger on Firesign Theater, Dies at 74 - the New York Times   

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

"Nick Danger has left the office," the Firesign Theater website says in its tribute to Phil Austin, the comic who voiced that detective. Mr. Austin, who was a founding member of that cheeky underground group, died of an aneurysm on June 18 at his home on Fox Island, Wash., in Puget Sound. He was 74. His wife, Oona, said he had had cancer for months.

More: Phil Austin, Who Played Nick Danger on Firesign Theater, Dies at 74 - the New York Times


          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Chocolate could fight dementia, claims study   
ALEX WALKER They found chocolate increases the amount of blood in a particular area of the brain known as the dentate gyrus, which is crucial to memory. Neuroscientists Professor Michele Ferrara and Valentia Socci, a PhD student, said it was an...
          RESEARCH FELLOW / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH- NEUROLOGY - Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA   
Roopali Gandhi, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, e-mail:. A Postdoctoral Position in the Gandhi Lab is available in the Department of...
From Partners HealthCare - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:31:42 GMT - View all Boston, MA jobs
          Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Ellerby Lab - Buck Institute - Novato, CA   
Postdoctoral Research Scholar. A postdoctoral position is available immediately to model neurodegenerative diseases- Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease...
From Buck Institute - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:28:58 GMT - View all Novato, CA jobs
          Mercato : Le SCO victime d’une vengeance de l’ASSE   

Mercato : Le SCO victime d’une vengeance de l’ASSE

Placardisé par Christophe Galtier, Jérémy Clément (32 ans) ne profitera pas du changement d’entraîneur...


          DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage   
DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage
We are truly living in the last days.  Do you recall the fire and brimstone which came down from heaven killing off the sodomites?  Guess what Planet X will be "kicking in"?  70 pound fiery space rocks will eventually fall from the sky like hail.  God is not amused...
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Apocalypse 8: 8:11  And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she voted against same-sex marriage because she believes the country’s law sees it as between a man and a woman, but that the opposite view must be respected.
Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote Friday. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing “marriage for everybody” and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships since 2001, but same-sex marriages remained illegal.
Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday’s session, the last before September elections, was fast-tracked after Merkel said Monday lawmakers could take up the issue as a “question of conscience,” freeing members of her conservative coalition, which has been against same-sex marriage, to individually vote for the measure.
She says “for me marriage as defined by the law is the marriage of a man and a woman” but she continues to see the interpretation as a “decision of conscience.”



All of Merkel’s potential coalition partners after the September 4 election, including the center-left Social Democrats of her challenger, Martin Schulz, have been calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.
The measure, which is expected to see legal challenges, also opens the door for gay couples to adopt - which Merkel says she supports.
Archbishop of Berlin, Heiner Koch, said he “regretted” the parliament “gave up the essential content of marriage” in passing the new law. The archbishop heads the family life committee for the German bishops’ conference.
In a statement, he lamented the abandonment of “a differentiated perception of different forms of partnership,” adding that “differentiation is not discrimination.”
Koch also said “marriage did not deserve” to be caught “in the wheels of political tactics,” referring to the snap vote on the issue.
He concluded his statement by saying the bishops will now intensify their efforts to promote “the vitality of the Catholic understanding of marriage,” which he affirmed would be unaffected by the decision in parliament.




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Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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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.

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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".

Source: https://www.ted.com/playlists/140/how_leaders_inspire



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           Blue Branch: Business Lessons to Take Away from Wonder Woman    
Friday 30 June, 2017

Inspired by the recent box office smash hit Wonder Woman, Edinburgh-based event marketing specialists Blue Branch have revealed the business lessons they took from the film.

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In 1942, internationally famous psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston created the character that would become a global icon, Wonder Woman. Since then she’s gone on to become one of the most popular comic book characters of all-time and an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Here, Blue Branch have outlined the business lessons to take away from the smash hit movie:

1. Mentorship - and paying it forward

Before becoming Wonder Woman, the civilian identity of Diana Prince sought a mentor because she needed someone to train her to become a warrior. In the comics, Diana returned the favour by mentoring a number of protégés like Wonder Girl and allies like Etta Candy and Paula von Gunther. For entrepreneurs, a mentor is imperative, and Blue Branch urge their staff and contractors to identify coaches and mentors to help them accelerate their career.

Managing Director at Blue Branch, Rania Noumaan believes that entrepreneurs should seek a mentor to train and guide them to help them hone their skills. “A mentor will share their mistakes and business knowledge and that is invaluable,” comments Ms Noumaan. The firm also believes that entrepreneurs should pay it forward someday by taking an aspiring entrepreneur under their wing.

2. Share success

Diana recognises the value that others bring and is humble in victory. Great entrepreneurs don’t steal credit for other people’s work and ideas, and they acknowledge that it is a team effort and celebrate all victories together.

3. Superhuman stamina and endurance are required

Wonder Woman possesses superhuman strength, durability, speed and an enhanced healing power, but Blue Branch believe that her greatest power is her superhuman stamina and endurance. The event-marketing specialists argue that stamina is what makes entrepreneurs great. “The road to success isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, those with a superhuman stamina are the ones who make it to the finish line,” commented Ms Noumaan.

4. Remember the power of empathy

Blue Branch believe that one of Wonder Woman's most powerful powers is empathy. In business, the importance of empathy is often underestimated. At Blue Branch, they believe that the most successful leaders have empathy and utilise it to build an A-team.

The event-marketing specialists encourage entrepreneurs to take away the valuable lessons above from Wonder Woman and apply them to their business.

Based in Edinburgh, Blue Branch is an events promotions company that specialises in delivering personalised event marketing campaigns. Their face-to-face approach to marketing has enabled them to build valuable relationships with customers from the first point of contact at event venues.



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LA FONDATION DE LA VILLE DE BAGDAD 
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 29/06/2015

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La ville de Bagdad voit le jour sous le califat des Abbassides, dynastie fondée par Abû al-Abbas As Saffah, descendant de l’oncle du prophète. La période allant de 750 à 861 est une période de grand essor, de progrès et de faste ; tandis que la période allant de 861 à 946 voit se multiplier les difficultés intérieures conduisant à l’effacement progressif des souverains et au morcellement de l’Empire en nombreuses principautés autonomes.
Pendant cette période prospère, marquée par un pouvoir politique fort, un commerce florissant, l’essor de la culture et des idées intellectuelles, naissent et se développent les villes, en particulier Bagdad.

Le contexte politique

Au milieu du VIIème siècle, une conjonction de facteurs aboutit à la chute de la dynastie omeyyade et à l’avènement de la dynastie abbasside. En effet, la lente assimilation de la propagande anti omeyyade dans les régions mécontentes du califat, la permanence d’une agitation chiite restée fidèle à Ali, les difficultés de successions ajoutées aux obstacles d’ordres politique et militaire des califes omeyyades de Damas, ainsi que l’émergence d’un mouvement clandestin révolutionnaire abbasside ayant pour berceau le Khorasan, débouchent en 749 sur le renversement des Omeyyades. Le premier calife de la dynastie abbasside est proclamé : al Saffâh, dit le Généreux. En 754 lui succède son frère désigné, Abu Ja’far, né d’une mère berbère, qui prend le nom d’al-Mansûr. Cependant, cette succession se voit contestée et engendre une révolte. Dans ce contexte insurrectionnel, le nouveau calife répond dans un premier temps par la force. Cependant, dans le but d’ancrer sa dynastie dans le paysage politique, al-Mansûr fait le choix d’affirmer son pouvoir en décidant en 762 de la création d’une nouvelle capitale abbasside : Bagdad. Ce choix résulte également de la volonté de rompre avec le modèle omeyyade en dotant le nouvel Empire d’un nouveau centre. En effet, là où les Omeyyades s’appuyaient sur les Arabes syriens de Damas, les Abbassides s’appuient sur des contingents composés d’Arabes d’Iran et de convertis, les mawalis, originaires en grande majorité du Khorasan, berceau de la révolution abbasside. La capitale de la nouvelle dynastie se rapproche donc de ses alliés sans s’éloigner de ses ennemis politiques afin de les garder sous contrôle. Son emplacement s’ancre désormais dans les terres originelles du pouvoir perse achéménide, non loin de l’ancienne capitale, Babylone.

Entre mythe et réalité

Selon al-Ya’qûbî, fonctionnaire de l’administration califale, historien et géographe, le calife al-Mansûr aurait déclaré en arrivant sur le site de la future ville de Bagdad « c’est bien la ville qu’aux dires de mon père je dois fonder […]. Cette « île » bordée à l’Est par le Tigre et à l’Ouest par l’Euphrate, se révélera être le carrefour de l’univers ». Dès lors, c’est entre le mythe et la véracité historique que l’histoire de la fondation de Bagdad se révèle.
Selon la légende, l’emplacement de la ville abbasside aurait été prédestiné par Muhammad qui en aurait eu la révélation, moyen à l’époque d’enraciner le pouvoir abbasside dans les pas du prophète. En effet, selon ce dernier, l’air y aurait été pur, la terre fertile, la température équilibrée et les ressources abondantes et variées. La renommée de l’emplacement transparait encore aujourd’hui à travers le nom de la ville elle-même, puisqu’en persan, « bâgh » signifie « jardin ». Le lieu primitif de la ville était « Baghdalth », signifiant « Dieu donné ». Ainsi, le caractère religieux et prophétique de la ville est un aspect important de la fondation de la ville, et pose les bases d’une cité à l’avenir prometteur puisque prédéterminé par la volonté de Dieu.
Pourtant en Orient, la puissance d’une ville se mesure à son temps de prospérité. L’astrologue Noubaht, « nouvelle fortune » en persan, prédit pour Bagdad une durée de vie similaire au nombre 309 de la Sourate XVIII du Coran, symbolique du temps d’attente pendant lequel les Alides, fils du prophète, attendirent avant de retrouver leurs droits méconnus depuis la mort de ce dernier. Puis Bagdad se voit donner le nom de la ville de « la paix », réunissant en effet tous les critères de prospérité que le poète d’Al-Andalous, Mansour an Namary décrit ainsi : « As-tu vu de tes yeux sur la longueur et la largeur de la terre une maison pareille à Bagdad ? Certes c’est le paradis terrestre. »
Pour les historiens cependant, la ville n’a rien d’extraordinaire. Elle serait en effet désertique, les pluies y seraient rares, le climat y atteindrait des extrêmes. Ainsi, pour comprendre l’emplacement de la ville, il faut regarder à l’échelle de la Mésopotamie. La région de Bagdad est une zone plate constituée d’immenses étendues de plaines. A l’Est se situent les montagnes de Zagros, à l’Ouest, le désert de Syrie. Mais la présence des deux fleuves que sont le Tigre et l’Euphrate en fait, avec la région de la vallée du Nil, la région la plus fertile du Moyen-Orient, d’où son nom de « Croissant fertile ». D’autres facteurs topographiques sont à prendre en compte pour expliquer l’emplacement de la ville, en particulier sa position de coeur des voies de circulation : l’une suit l’Euphrate, l’autre le Tigre, la troisième le Satt al-Garraf, et la dernière passe à la limite du Zagros. Dès lors, c’est de Bagdad que l’on peut rejoindre le plus rapidement Alep, la côte méditerranéenne, l’Egypte, ainsi que les lieux saints de l’islam. D’un point de vue stratégique, le lieu est avantageusement protégé par les deux fleuves qui constituent un rempart naturel.
Dès lors, la fondation de Bagdad ne résulte pas d’un facteur décisif comme ce fut le cas pour Jérusalem, construite sur les ruines de l’Acropole jébuséenne primitive. Bagdad est une ville construite de toute pièce, dont la fondation reste l’un des événements les plus importants de l’histoire du monde arabe et islamique.

Bagdad : reflet d’une nouvelle conception du pouvoir

Pour déterminer l’emplacement exact de sa capitale, al-Mansûr fait appel à des spécialistes, des astronomes, des géomètres « habiles, des experts dans l’art de construire » [1], des physiciens, des ingénieurs, afin de déterminer la qualité des sols, de l’air, du climat. Al-Yaqûbî cite deux spécialistes : al-Fazâri, le premier à fabriquer des astrolabes (outils permettant de mesurer la hauteur des astres), Mâshallâh, astrologue personnel du calife et savant juif. Ainsi, les plans de la ville auraient été dressés en 758-759 au « mois de rabi’ I de l’an 141 » I [2], c’est-à-dire en juillet 758. Ainsi, la construction de la ville débute sous les auspices de la science. Al-Mansûr ne fait débuter les travaux que lorsqu’il « eut à sa disposition cent mille ouvriers et manoeuvres » [3]. La « ville ronde » nait. Cette forme géométrique reflète la volonté d’affirmation des Abbassides, forme nouvelle, géométrique parfaite et rigoureuse, à l’image de leur pouvoir. Effectivement, la figure géométrique ronde est le symbole de la perfection et du cycle permanent, un signe parfait déjà en vigueur chez les Grecs. La ville a donc cette particularité de s’inscrire à l’intérieur d’un rempart circulaire, alors que les villes du monde méditerranéen ont été plutôt carrées ou rectangulaires.
D’un périmètre d’environ dix kilomètres, la ville donne une vision solaire du pouvoir, reflétant la puissance du calife. Sur l’esplanade centrale se dresse le palais du calife et sa porte d’Or. Ce somptueux palais est le symbole d’une cité sensée se suffire à elle-même. Le palais possède une coupole verte d’une extrême magnificence, dans le but d’effacer le souvenir des coupoles vertes omeyyades de Damas ou de Wasit. Le calife reçoit, dans la plus grande solennité, au centre du palais, c’est-à-dire au centre des centres. A proximité du palais se situe la Grande Mosquée. Autour du palais, les bâtiments administratifs sont voisins des demeures princières, constituant ainsi le cercle le plus proche du calife. L’enceinte extérieure est aménagée de quatre portes se faisant face deux par deux : la porte de Kufa, la porte de Basra, la porte du Khurasan et la porte de Syrie. Ces quatre portes correspondent aux quatre avenues rejoignant le centre de la circonférence et débouchant parallèlement sur les principales régions composant l’Empire abbasside. Ainsi, le calife est, symboliquement, au centre de son Empire. Toujours à l’image du calife, une extrême richesse s’y déploie, quantité de bois précieux compose la ville. Al-Mansûr a ainsi une vision claire de sa politique, celle-ci passant dans un premier temps par l’image du lieu de son pouvoir, Bagdad étant en effet à la fois la vitrine et l’outils de celui-ci : un pouvoir centralisé et fort.
La ville de Bagdad ne se limite cependant pas à l’enceinte royale. Dans les alentours de la ville se situent les espaces commerçants nécessaires à la vie quotidienne. Les faubourgs sont également organisés selon un plan d’ensemble, divisés à leur tour en quatre quartiers, selon al-Yaqûbî. Ces quartiers accueillent chacun un corps de métiers, ce qui facilite non seulement leur gestion, mais également le juste et correct prélèvement des impôts et des taxes. Ainsi, autour de la ville ronde de trouvent les sûqs des librairies près de la porte de Basra, ceux des chevaux sur la route du Khorasan, ceux des tanneurs, bouchers, tisserands, métiers ayant des besoins d’approvisionnement en eau, marchands de produits de luxe, (épices, pierres…), bains mais également mosquées.
La situation géographique de Bagdad prédispose la ville à jouer un rôle de centre économique important, se trouvant au centre d’un califat s’étendant de l’Atlantique à l’Inde. « Le centre de ce bas monde, le nombril de la terre » [4] est également une ville cosmopolite dans laquelle se sont établis des marchands arabes ou étrangers. Les historiens estiment le nombre d’habitant de Bagdad à environ 1,5 million. A la mort de son fondateur, en 774, la ville est une métropole s’étendant sur les deux rives du Tigre.
A partir de 814, le calife ne réside plus dans la ville ronde et s’installe sur la rive orientale du Tigre. La capitale abbasside se déplace à Samarra, sous le règne du calife al Mu’tasim, qui prend en 833 la tête de la dynastie. En 865 cependant, le pouvoir retourne à Bagdad. La ville subit de terribles dommages au cours des siècles.
Aujourd’hui, seuls des plans théoriques de la ville nous sont parvenus, les fouilles étant impossibles, le site se trouvant sous les habitations d’aujourd’hui et du fait de la situation politique et militaire du pays qui freine les recherches archéologiques. Cependant, Bagdad, ville de pouvoir, ville cosmopolite, ville de savoir, a participé pendant des siècles à l’essor du monde musulman, d’un point de vue économique, intellectuel, scientifique, politique ce qui lui vaut sa renommée encore aujourd’hui.
Bibliographie :
- Encyclopédie islamique.
- Dominique Sourdel, L’Etat impérial des califes abbassides, Editions puf, 1999.
- Roger Arnaldez, Les grands siècles de Bagdad, Volume I, De la fondation de Bagdad au début du IVème au Xème siècle, SNED, 1985.
- Bagdad, volume spécial publié à l’occasion du mille deux centième anniversaire de la fondation, Leiden, Brill, 1962.
- Georges Salmon, Islamic Geography, Volume 86, Introduction topographique à l’histoire de Bagdad, 1904.
Notes :
[1Al-Ya’qûbî, Le Livre des Pays, édité et traduit par G. Wiet, Le Caire, 1937.
[2dem.
[3Idem.
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Une actrice du renouveau intellectuel arabe

Mayy Ziyadah - de son vrai nom Marie Elias Ziyadah - est née à Nazareth en 1886 d’un père maronite libanais et d’une mère orthodoxe palestinienne (1). Elle passe une partie de son enfance en Palestine, à Nazareth, où elle suit ses premiers enseignements. Elle arrive ensuite au Liban avec son père, parti travailler au Kesrouan, dans la région du Mont-Liban. À 14 ans, elle intègre le collège des Visitandines d’Antoura, où elle suit un enseignement en français. Les cours de littérature française, notamment les romantiques, influencent profondément sa littérature par la suite (2).
En 1904, elle rejoint ses parents en Palestine. Elle lit et se cultive beaucoup par elle-même (3). Leur départ au Caire en 1908 marque ses premières publications : son père dirige alors la revue arabe Al-Mahroussa à laquelle elle collabore. Elle suit parallèlement des études de langues à l’Université égyptienne, dont elle sort diplômée en 1917 (4), armée de notions d’anglais, d’italien, d’allemand, d’espagnol, de grec moderne ainsi que de latin (5).
La gloire de Mayy Ziyadah est intimement liée à la vie culturelle du Caire, bouillonnante à cette période de la Nahda. En 1912, elle fonde un salon littéraire qui se réunit de façon hebdomadaire, et qui devient rapidement le lieu de rendez-vous des grands intellectuels de son temps, accueillant Taha Hussein, Khalil Moutrane, Loutdi as-Sayed, Antoun Gemayel, Walieddine Yakan, Abbas Akkad ou Yacoub Sarrouf (6). Bâti sur le modèle des salons littéraires fondés en Europe aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, il connait un succès exceptionnel pendant plus de vingt ans (7).
Elle publie ses premières études après la Première Guerre mondiale et voyage beaucoup en Europe. Le début des années 1920 marque également le début de son engagement féministe : rapidement, elle multiplie les conférences, les articles et les actions publiques pour discuter la question de la place des femmes dans la société, qui occupe de façon croissante les débats intellectuels depuis le début du XXe siècle. Elle commence d’ailleurs par publier des biographies de grandes militantes féministes d’Égypte, et collabore avec Hoda Shaarawi, alors présidente de l’Union des femmes arabes.
Célibataire et sans enfant, la mort de ses proches au début des années 1930 plonge l’intellectuelle dans un profond chagrin. À la mort de son père en 1929 succède la mort de son amant platonique Khalil Gibran en 1931, puis celle de sa mère en 1932 ; l’isolement moral et intellectuel dans lequel elle est subitement plongée provoque des troubles neurasthéniques. Elle est internée quelques années plus tard pour une période de neuf mois dans un asile d’aliéné à Beyrouth, qu’elle quitte en 1939 et passe ses derniers temps au Caire, à écrire. Elle y meurt, le 19 octobre 1941, laissant derrière elle plus de quinze ouvrages de poésie, de littérature et de livres traduits (notamment d’Arthur Conan Doyle ou de Friedrich Max Müller).

Une œuvre littéraire personnelle et engagée

Mayy Ziyadah est très influencée par le mouvement de la Renaissance arabe, la Nahda, qui s’est développée principalement en Égypte au début du siècle. De confession chrétienne, elle participe au grand mouvement réformiste de la pensée qui s’affirme à l’époque : elle défend le brassage des cultures, ayant elle-même grandit au sein d’une civilisation marquée par la confrontation de l’Orient et de l’Occident, et qui voit se mélanger les trois religions du livre. Pour diffuser le plus largement possible ses idées dans la société dans laquelle elle évolue, elle écrit la plupart de ses ouvrages et de ses articles en arabe. Elle utilise d’ailleurs souvent des pseudonymes masculins pour exprimer des idées qu’il n’aurait pas été permis pour une femme d’exprimer ; on trouve dons des textes signés de sa plume sous le nom de Kaled Ra’afat ou de Sindbad - même s’il lui arrive aussi d’user de pseudonymes féminins, particulièrement lorsqu’il s’agit de création poétique, comme Isis Copia ou Aida (8).
Elle publie d’ailleurs son premier recueil de poésie en 1910 sous le pseudonyme Isis Copia. Fleurs de Rêve est un recueil de poèmes lyriques écrits en français qui dépeignent la nature libanaise et ses lieux privilégiés, dans l’héritage de Lamartine, qui chantait lui aussi la beauté de la vallée de Hamana. Ce recueil attise la curiosité des critiques littéraires en Égypte et au Liban (9). Elle continue d’écrire des articles dans la revue de son père, puis élargit petit à petit son horizon de publications, publiant dans les plus grandes revues arabes de l’époque (imprimées au Caire, mais souvent dirigées par des Libanais) : elle écrit ainsi pour Al-HilalAl-Mouktatraf ou encore Al-Ahram (10).
Entre 1920 et 1925, elle réunit les articles et les essais écrits pour différentes revues et les publie en quatre volumes. Alors qu’elle écrit régulièrement de courtes nouvelles et compose des pièces de théâtre, elle s’engage socialement pour discuter de l’inégalité dans la société, et particulièrement de la place des femmes dans les hiérarchies. En 1921, elle donne une conférence présentée sous le titre « Le But de la vie » (11). C’est dans cette conférence qu’elle appelle pour la première fois les femmes à une prise de conscience de leur situation au sein de la société. Elle y prône une plus grande aspiration à la liberté, et préconise une ouverture sur l’Occident tout en restant très proche des traditions orientales. Cette conférence fait suite à la publication en 1920 de son second ouvrage, Bahethat Al-Badiya (Les Chercheurs du désert), dans lequel elle met en scène le personnage de la féministe Malak Nasef, qui avait pris pour surnom « Bahethat al-Badiya » et qui militait dans son ouvrage Al Nesa’eyat pour l’émancipation des femmes dans ces sociétés dirigées par la solidarité masculine. Elle réalise également une étude biographique d’une autre dirigeante importante du mouvement féministe en Égypte, Aïcha Teymour. L’objectif de Mayy Ziyadah dans ces deux ouvrages est de présenter l’oppression pesant sur les femmes dans la société arabe depuis même l’étape prénatale, la naissance d’une fille étant rarement célébrée avec autant d’enthousiasme que la naissance d’un garçon. Protestant contre l’enfermement des femmes, elle appelle avant tout dans cet ouvrage à l’instruction des femmes, seul rempart établi contre la superstition. « Elle formule avec énergie son opposition à la conception de l’homme/dieu au sein du couple et refuse de voir en l’homme un maître absolu », commente Carmen Boustani (12) ; elle s’oppose à la polygamie et à la répudiation, et appelle à l’abolition du voile. Elle poursuit ses réflexions dans un article audacieux publié en 1926 dans le journal El-Mouktatef, intitulé « Comment je voudrais que l’homme soit », dans lequel elle cherche à donner aux femmes les outils nécessaires pour qu’elles saisissent leur individualité propre. Il est toutefois intéressant de noter qu’étant née de confession chrétienne et vivant dans une société principalement guidée par les principes de la religion musulmane, Mayy Ziyadah ne se sent pas libre de parler au nom des féministes musulmanes, et discute avant tout des mesures sociales.
Malgré son usage de certains pseudonymes masculin, Mayy Ziyadah chante régulièrement l’intérêt d’une écriture féminine. Outre ses essais critiques sur trois auteures pionnières du monde arabe édités dans Flux et reflux, elle écrit dans un ouvrage à caractère autobiographique intitulé Souvenirs de prime jeunesse (1928) : « Nous commençons d’écrire non seulement pour remplir les pages, mais pour revivre des sentiments avant même de les avoir écrits. Ce courage, nous ne le tenons pas de celles qui nous ont précédées, mais de nous-mêmes, cherchant à révéler l’âme de la femme dans ce qu’elle écrit d’elle-même, non dans ce que les hommes ont écrit d’elle » (13).

Les Lettres à Gibran Khalil Gibran : style et expression littéraire d’une femme libre

Mayy Ziyadah est aussi connue pour la relation qu’elle a entretenue avec l’écrivain et penseur libanais Gibran Khalil Gibran, avec lequel elle a entretenu une importante correspondance. Alors qu’elle est à l’époque à New York, leur relation épistolaire - idylle romantique et intellectuelle - a duré jusqu’à la mort de l’auteur du Prophète, en 1931. Ils ne se sont jamais rencontrés, mais elle jura de sa fidélité et ne se maria jamais. Cette relation a eu une influence considérable sur Mayy Ziyadah, dont les lettres témoignent d’une pensée riche, rigoureuse mais également profondément romantique : c’est sans doute à ces lectures que le célèbre critique littéraire et écrivain Jamil Jabre écrit à son sujet : « En lisant May, on ne sait pas tout à fait si son écrit relève du genre romanesque, du souvenir d’enfance, du conte fantastique, du rêve romantique, de l’évocation historique ou de la confession. C’est un mélange si spontané, dans un style si pittoresque qu’il nous tient en haleine, malgré certaines bavures ou banalités. À travers son œuvre, elle tient à nous communiquer tantôt l’intensité d’un bonheur éphémère, tantôt la magie d’un rêve qui nous transporte au-delà de notre existence monotone, en cette luminosité illusoire qui exerce sur nous un effet de transcendance » (14).
Le destin de Mayy Ziyadah est, à l’image de ses influences, tragiquement romantique. Il est aussi pérenne ; son activité et son engagement pour l’amélioration des conditions de la vie des femmes est maintes fois repris par la suite. Actrice incontournable d’un monde intellectuel en ébullition, Alexandre Najjar raconte qu’à son enterrement, Hoda Shaarawi saluait la mémoire de celle qui fut « le meilleur exemple de la femme orientale cultivée » (15).
A lire également sur Les clés du Moyen-Orient :
Ziyadah (Mayy)
Bibliographie (non exhaustive)
 Fleurs de rêves (1910)
 Bahithat al-Badia (1920)
 Aïcha Meymour (1920)
 Sawâneh fatât (Plat de miettes)
 Zulumât wa Ichâ’at (Humiliation et rumeurs)
 Sourires et larmes (traduction vers l’arabe de l’ouvrage de Max Sheller)
 Kalimât wa Ichârât (Mots et signes)
 Al Saha’ef (Les journaux)
 Propos de jeune fille
 Mélange (choix de conférences)
 Ténèbres et rayons (poèmes lyriques en prose)
 Al-Musaâwât (L’Égalité, étude sociologique)
 Ghayat al-Hayat (Le sens de la vie)
 Bayna al-Jazri wa al-Madd (Flux et reflux, critique littéraire)
 Souvenirs de jeunesse
L’intégralité de ses œuvres (principalement écrites en arabe) a été publiée aux éditions libanaises Naufal en 1982, dans un ouvrage d’Œuvres complètes.

Notes :
(1) « Remembering May Ziadeh : Ahead of (her) Time », Middle East Revised, 10/30/2014, disponible en ligne, consulté le 21 juin 2017.
URL : https://middleeastrevised.com/2014/10/30/remembering-may-ziadeh-ahead-of-her-time/
(2) Ghaleb Ghanem, La Poésie Libanaise d’Expression Française, éditions de l’Université Libanaise, Beyrouth, 1981, p.186.
(3) « May Ziadé, témoin de son époque », La Revue du Liban, n°3709, 1999, disponible en ligne, consulté le 21 juin 2017.
URL : http://www.rdl.com.lb/1999/3709/art2.html
(4) Lubna Khader, « In Memory of May Zeyadeh.
A Torch in the Darkest of Ages », Star Weekly, 21/10/1999, disponible en ligne, consulté le 21 juin 2017. URL : https://web.archive.org/web/20070418080529/http://www.lebwa.org/life/ziadeh.php
(5) Ghaleb Ghanem, La Poésie Libanaise d’Expression Française, op. cit.
(6) « May Ziadé, témoin de son époque », La Revue du Liban, op. cit.
(7) Rose Ghurayyib, « Mayy Ziadeh (1886-1941) », Al Raida journal, Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Beirut University College, 1989, p.2.
(8) Carmen Boustani, « May Ziadé : Vie et écriture », Les Cahiers du GRIF, vol.43, n°1, 1990, disponible en ligne, consulté le 21 juin 2017. URL : http://www.persee.fr/doc/grif_0770-6081_1990_num_43_1_1836
(9) Rose Ghurayyib, « Mayy Ziadeh (1886-1941) », Al Raida journal, op. cit., p.2.
(10) « May Ziadé, témoin de son époque », La Revue du Liban, op. cit.
(11) Carmen Boustani, « May Ziadé : Vie et écriture », op. cit.
(12) Ibid.
(13) Traduit et cité par Carmen Boustani, op. cit.
(14) Jamil Jabre cité par Alexandre Najjar, Dictionnaire amoureux du Liban, Paris, Plon, 2014, p.325.
(15) Alexandre Najjar, Dictionnaire amoureux du Liban, op. cit., p.325.

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          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

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          Administrative Officer - Shri Balaji Institute of Neuro Sciences & Trauma - Hubli, Karnataka   
Candidate should be able to manage 100 beded super specialty Neuro & Trauma care. Prepared candidate who have experience in hospital sector. Job Type: Full ₹20,000 a month
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          Directeur(trice) de la petite enfance - Division scolaire Franco-Manitobaine - Canada   
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          Political newcomer to run for Wilmington council   

With a goal to help attract more businesses and community entrepreneurs to Wilmington, city consultant Rysheema Dixon announced she will run for a city council at-large seat. Dixon, 29, said, if elected, she hopes to cultivate a vibrant business hub in downtown Wilmington and in its neighborhoods. “I am wanting to focus more on community...

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          Wilmington entrepreneur Rysheema Dixon is running for City Council   

Last year, we caught up with Wilmington entrepreneur Rysheema Dixonabout her budding consulting firm for nonprofits called RD Innovative Planning. It’s been a roller-coaster year for her in terms of learning and growth, and she’s capping it all off with the announcement that she’s running for an at-large seat on the Wilmington City Council. Read the rest of the story at...

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          A 90-day oral toxicity study of glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia in CD(®) rats.   

A 90-day oral toxicity study of glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia in CD(®) rats.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jun 26;:

Authors: Bitzer J, Henkel T, Nikiforov AI, Rihner MO, Leuschner J

Abstract
The subchronic toxicity of jelly mushroom glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia (herein referred to as "AM-1") was studied in Crl:CD(SD) rats. The test item was administered via the drinking water at concentrations of 1.5, 5.0 or 15 mg/mL for 90 days with an additional 4-week recovery period. No test article-related deaths, clinical observations or neurological effects were noted. Decreased drinking water consumption for mid- and high-dose groups was attributable to the reduced palatability of drinking water containing higher test article concentrations. Mean body weights of high-dose males were slightly reduced beginning study week 1 due to decreased food and drinking water intake, but were not statistically significant by week 7. No test article-related adverse effects were noted for hematological or clinical chemistry, or urinalysis parameters. Statistically significant changes in select parameters were within historical control data ranges, lacked histopathological correlates, and did not occur in a consistent pattern that would suggest biological significance. Microscopic examination did not reveal any test article-related morphological changes. The no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) was considered to be 15 mg/mL (1201 and 1423 mg AM-1/kg bw/day for male and female rats, respectively). These results support the safety assessment of jelly mushroom glycolipids for potential use in food.

PMID: 28663032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Social Media and Marketing Specialist | Princeton University   
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          Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge   

China slip fall soldiers

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. 

"We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women get them first," Sacca said to the crowd of fans that would mob him like a celebrity afterwards. 

The beer stunt was a snipe at one of his early portfolio companies that had come under internal investigation for claims of sexism in the workplace. But now four months later, Sacca himself has issued a mea culpa, confessing that he "personally contributed" to making the tech industry "inhospitable for women" after being accused in a New York Times article of inappropriately touching a woman's face without her consent. (He later "disputed" the accusation.)

The apology from one of Silicon Valley's most visible and powerful venture capitalists comes at a time when the tech industry is confronting its shameful legacy of sexist behavior. It hasn't been a secret that women in technology face sexism, especially in venture capital where women only make up 7% of partners. But until now, the status quo went for the most part unchallenged and the offenders operated with impunity. 

That's why the events of the last few months are so remarkable. The stories of venture capitalists asking women entrepreneurs for sex or touching them underneath the table during pitch meetings have multiplied as more and more women come forward. And it's already having a profound effect. 

In the last month, Uber's CEO was asked to resign after a detailed investigation into harassment and bad behavior among employees and managers at the $69 billion startup. Another investor was forced out of his firm after initially denying accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women. 

Dave McClure, the leader of a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups, was removed from the day-to-day operations after women came forward with allegations of misconduct. In one case detailed by the New York Times, McClure told a woman that he wasn't sure if he should hire her or hit on her.

Despite Silicon Valley being a place that's promoted itself as a bastion of progressive ideals and meritocracy, each domino being tipped shows that the sexism problem that had rooted itself in the boy's club of venture is worse and worse — and the old school boy's club of Silicon Valley is being toppled as a result.

The problem with power

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well-documented, but the undercurrent of sexism and harassment that is its byproduct has been harder to pinpoint.

To be sure, some of the worst offenders have become "open secrets" among women entrepreneurs. There's wiki pages that list venture capitalists and tech leaders who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. And one startup accelerator, Y Combinator, keeps track of venture capitalists that have behaved badly — harassment or deal-wise — and cuts them out from ever getting a chance to invest as the startups leave its program. 

But it's tough to overstate the precarious path that must be navigated by any woman who wants to pursue the tech dream and create the next Facebook or Snapchat. 

Without having a deep network in Silicon Valley or getting into one of the accelerators, it's hard for women entrepreneurs to know who to avoid or have a support network to turn to if they feel like someone has crossed the line. Even if they do report it, they're often silenced or told to sign non-disclosure agreements so people never find out. 

Meanwhile, the men of Silicon Valley have continued to hold the power. Of the venture capitalist deal makers that fund the next generation of Facebooks, only 7% of the partners at top VC firms are women, according to a Crunchbase study.

And the money follows the same gendered lines. Women received $1.5 billion in funding last year versus $58.2 billion for men, according to PitchBook data. Just think, what kind of world-changing apps and tech products would we have today if women had the same opportunities and influence in the industry as men? 

Make no mistake: venture capitalists control the check books that can fund next America's innovation engine and too often it's been an old boys club that makes deals in hot tub jam sessions or all-male ski trips

The Trump effect

Yet the recent wave of women stepping forward after years of trying to shine light on the issue is finally crashing the power structure. 

Venture firms are scrambling to institute formal policies around harassment. LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, made a public plea for firms to sign the Decency Pledge to acknowledge that the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is the same as a manager and employee. (Yes, Silicon Valley is at the point where its dealmakers are finally publicly promising to be decent to women.)

The public apology from Sacca shows that no venture capitalist can go untouched, no matter how famous or how many amazing deals they've done. In some ways, it's the opposite of the Trump effect: the President was elected despite being on tape saying lecherous things. To this day, he continues to call out reporters and women for their looks. 

Yet the general revulsion to those antics has made Silicon Valley somehow look at its own secret shame. It's harder for an investor to say they are outraged by Trump's treatment of women when they're protecting their own peers who have asked for sex or rubbed a woman's thigh when they're supposed to be making a business deal. 

And while some argue that Trump's behavior has normalized this kind of locker-room talk towards women, in Silicon Valley, its greatest offenders are now getting exposed one-by-one. Venture firms have collapsed. Uber, the most valuable private tech startup, is undergoing a cultural reformation to save its company. Individuals like Sacca are making public apologies for their role in making tech "inhospitable" toward women. The Silicon Valley people and companies in powerful positions aren't immune like Trump has been — and that's only been more clear as more women entrepreneurs speak out against what's been up until now Silicon Valley's darkest secret. 

There will be more dominoes that fall, and more "disruption," as the industry finally comes to terms with this problem. But when the dust settles, you can be sure that the startups, products, and innovation coming from Silicon Valley will be stronger than ever.

SEE ALSO: 'Shark Tank' judge Chris Sacca apologizes for helping make tech hostile to women — after being accused of inappropriately touching a female investor

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          The importance of forest sector adaptation to climate change   
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          Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly Boutique - 1969   



Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, the sheffield fashion boutique launched in 1967 by local business entrepreneur Roger Howe, has been a source of intrigue to me for quite a while. He was inspired to name the shop after one of Marc Bolan's lyrics from 'Desdemona' the John's Children single which had been released earlier that same year (and then subsequently banned because of it by the BBC, as they considered it to be too controversial). I first came across the boutique in 2009, when I picked up a copy of the excellent King Mojo and Beyond book about the Pop Art scene which sprang up around the legendary Sheffield live music venue. There on page 39, amongst the club posters, membership cards and murals, were three small images which included an advertisement for the shop and a couple of photographs of Sue Barfield, one of the artists who had painted the facade and designed the interior while also working as head sales assistant. I've always been curious to know a bit more about it, but apart from one other fantastic photograph taken by JR. James in december 1967, I hadn't managed to find anything else until quite recently. Sometimes these things tend to unravel at their own pace, and purely by chance, it eventually arrived via a weekly feature written for Jackie Magazine in 1969 called Around the Boutiques with Sam. It gives a little bit of information about the owner and the back story of how he launched the shop, plus a really great description of the interior and the type of gear that they sold, which you can read all about for yourself in the original article below.







   
  All because John Lennon made a slip of the tongue
Question: What have a cut-price bathroom suite showroom and way-out boutique got in common??! The answer is —tah-rah—a very trendy, go-ahead young man by the name of Roger Howe, who owns both. His main interest, though, is in the boutique at 157 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, called ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly.'' ''Ooo!'' I hear you gasp. ''How Suggestive!!'' But keep your hair-piece on. It was all due to a boob made by John Lennon when, in a show, he introduced the song ''Desdemona'' as ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly.'' which is a line in the song. That decided Roger to call his boutique the same. What has all this got to do with cut-price baths, then?? Nothing.

A man of many interests is Roger, so he opened the bath business last year as a prosperous sideline. Although he is racing off to London, buying stock for the boutique every week, he still manages to run both enterprises successfully. AND, apart from all that Roger plans to turn the back half of the ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' into an antique shop. About two years ago, several young ladies were almost arrested for parading around Sheffield's main streets wearing kinky Quorum see-through blouses! VERY DARING!! But it was only a brilliant opening-day publicity stunt, contrived by Roger. With the result, he succeeded in getting the recognition he set out to achieve for the boutique, by his shock tactics! Clever! 

There is a sort of Victorian air in ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' although the music which constantly blows your mind, I'm sure would not amuse Queen Victoria!! The interior of the boutique was creatively designed by head assistant, Sue Barfield, who should know what she's about, after doing a three year design course at Sheffield College of Art. One wall is completely white with a gigantic psychedelic flower decoration. The two deep red walls add to the mysterious atmosphere created by the striking blue tinted window, which takes up the entire front of the shop. The clothes hang on red rails attached to chains suspended from the tiled mirror ceiling.  

Everywhere you look there are relics of Victoriana times. A super, huge antique cash register, old but now brightly painted chairs, the same with a chest of drawers and painted-up curly coat stand which some of the most fantastic gear is draped over. The communal changing room is divided at one end by a heavy wine velvet curtain hanging from large white rings on a low, white pole. Old reproductions decorate the deep blue walls along with 1930 pin-up type notelets which  sells for a shilling each.  Although this is the colour scheme now, it may change tomorrow because every time Roger returns from London he not only brings back new clothes but also lots of groovy ideas for interior design, which Sue soon puts into action! ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' is definitely THE place for Sheffield's turned-on dollies stocking such excellent makes as Ossie Clark, Alice Pollock, Early Bird and Consortium. 





The illustrated trouser suit by Ossie Clark is black crepe with scarlet silk edging and costs £10 10s. A bit pricey perhaps, but so outstanding it's really worth it. The jacket is fitted, giving a very slimming effect and the trousers flare out gently with an edge split from the knee down. Also featured is a gorgeous dolly dress in flame satin by Early Bird with black velvet bands round the gathered cuffs and neck and round the hemline. A bit more economical, this at £5 5s. Other good buys are Ossie Clark blouses for £3 15s which look really soopah teamed with a shocking pink velvet tunic suit by Early Bird £6 19s 6d. Dresses range from as little as £3 to £7 and trousers at roughly £5 5s. 






The black crepe trouser suit illustrated above is featured in this episode of the German TV series Der Kommissar, it's modelled by Pattie Boyd at approximately 1:50 into the clip, along with several other Ossie Clark designs throughout, which are again modelled by Pattie and some more well known models of the era, including Amanda Lear and Kari-ann Muller. 



The Fashion boutique Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, Norfolk Street, December 1967, Image titled "Sheffield Graphics" by JR James, courtesy of The JR. James Archive.




                        Sue Barfield at the entrance to Lift Up Your Skirt and Fly on Norfolk Street, Sheffield.




                                               Another photograph of Sue Barfield inside the boutique.


                                                           IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from the following publications except where stated *otherwise (1.) Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly (poster advertisement) from King Mojo and Beyond by Peter J. Stringfellow, Dave Manvell and Paul Norton. (2.) Ossie Clark & Early Bird illustration from Jackie Magazine issue No.226 April 1969 for an original article by Sam (artist uncredited), (3.) The facade of the Fashion boutique Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, Norfolk Street, December 1967, Image titled "Sheffield Graphics" by JR James, *courtesy of The JR. James Archive, (4. & 5.) Sue Barfield at Lift Up Your Skirt and Fly on Norfolk Street, Sheffield, from King Mojo and Beyond by Peter J. Stringfellow, Dave Manvell and Paul Norton. Listen to 'Desdemona' by John's Children here, Discover more about Peter Stringfellow's King Mojo Club here, You'll find film footage of an early interview with Alice Pollock & Ossie Clark at Quorum from 1966 here.  An example of another dress from Early Bird Boutique here. And finally, purchase the King Mojo book here, it's a really interesting read with incredible images, and all author royalties go to a very deserving charity.



          Rags for Riders 1971   



Left to Right: American baseball t-shirt, various colourways, from Kleptomania £3.25. American denim jeans, tight n' flared £5.00, from Kleptomania. Yellow and purple woolen two-piece £8.40 from Che Guevara. Detective Luff an Oz Obscenity Trial t-shirt, teamed up with Stirling Cooper canvas trousers, £5.75 from Che Guevara.



                                                             Rags for Riders
Until recently in motorcycling lore, there were only two respectable modes of dress, neither of which had particularly favourable social connotations: The rocker uniform of blue jeans and leather jackets and the ankle length storm coat and baggy rubber oversuits of an earlier generation. Now, as the popularity of biking spreads across a wider social spectrum, such sartorial rigidity is being ignored as more and more riders (and their chicks) opt for jazzier threads that gladden the eye whilst still maintaing reasonable standards of practicality. The firm most responsible for this revolution in motorcycle garb are TT Leathers, who do a healthy mail order business out of Montalbo Road, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, (they'll happily send you a catalogue). Most of their wide range of designs - some styled on American lines - available in a variety of eleven colours and the suppleness of the leather and the quality of craftsmanship belie their extremely reasonable price. TT also sell through dealers.

TT Leathers recently introduced an oiled cotton trials suit - the Ruffryder - available in red, blue, green and black. Lighter and more flatteringly cut than competitive garments, the Ruffryder adds a welcome dash of colour to the trials scene and a seventy mile motorway dash in driving rain, (August is the monsoon season in England), proved to Bike's editor that they're also damned waterproof! Other firms such as D.Lewis and Rivetts are also waking up to the appeal of flashy riding gear and are including coloured leathers in their ranges. So as it looks as though coloured clobber is here to stay, we've dug out some of the snappier but nevertheless practical outfits from around town and juxtaposed them with examples of the more inspired traditional biking gear.









Left to Right: Green 'Ruffryder' trials suit (jacket £9.95, trousers £6.75). in several colours from TT Leathers. Ex-Firemans' boots, (excellent for trials and scrambles) £2.95 from Lawrence Corner. Soft leather scrambles glovers with protective rubber strips over fingers and knuckles, £2.50 from D. Lewis, 'Wrangler' denim jacket from The Westerner together with wide flare denim jeans from The Emperor of Wyoming. £5.00. 'Honeybunch Kaminsky (jailbait of the month)' an Oz Obscenity Trial t-shirt. £1.50. BSA Victor 250cc trail bike, £309.00 (supplied by Sid Morams of Slough).


Left to Right: 'Bronx' black leather jacket with tons of zips and buckles, £15.75 from D. Lewis (in men's and women's sizes). Heavy pile cotton baseball jacket with quilted lining in several colours, from Paradise Garage. Both ladies are wearing Stirling Cooper canvas trousers from Che Guevara.



Left to Right; Blue denim jacket with brown leather shoulder patches from The Westerner. Yellow jersey jacket, very waisted with wide lapels, £9.95, with matching canvas trousers £5.75, both from Che Guevara. Zipped blue leather racing gloves with chamois leather patches on back to wipe goggles, also in other colours, £3.00 from D.Lewis. Protect 4 helmets in various candy colours, ACU approved for competition use, £5.50 from Stadium.



Outside, Left to Right: Black Stirling Cooper canvas suit with zipper jacket, £19.50 (available in other colours) from Che Guevara. Genuine American overalls in blue denim from Paradise Garage. 








Left to Right: American baseball t-shirt, various colourways, from Kleptomania £3.25. American denim jeans, tight n' flared £5.00, from Kleptomania. Yellow and purple woolen two-piece £8.40 from Che Guevara. Detective Luff an Oz Obscenity Trial t-shirt, teamed up with Stirling Cooper canvas trousers, £5.75 from Che Guevara.



Yellow 'Mach ll' jacket with quilted leather padding on elbows and shoulders, also in others colours, £21.00 from TT Leathers, American denim jeans from Kleptomania, £5.00. Everoak 'Clubmaster MK. ll' low-crown helmet, ACU approved and in various colours, £6.10. Plain black racing gloves, £2.40 from D. Lewis. 750 cc Norton Commando with customised half-fairing, gas tank, racing-style seat rear-set foot-rests and exhaust system supplied by Gus Kuhn (Motors) Ltd.




Left to Right; Secondhand American denim overalls from Paradise Garage. Embroidered cotton shirt (like the country n' western dudes wear), various colours and patterns, from £6.00 at the Emperor of Wyoming. Genuine cowboy boots with hand-stitched patterns down front, various colours, from £13.00 at The Westerner ■ Oz t-shirt, £1.50, Denim flare jeans. £5.00, at Kleptomania. Hessian and leather 'U.S. Mail' shoulder bag from the Westerner, Belts from a selection at Emperor of Wyoming ■ Secondhand American striped boiler suit, with large Esso fabric badge, from a selection at Paradise Garage. Cowboy boots with hand stitching and applique, from The Westerner. (Similar boots are also available at the Emperor of Wyoming from £12.00).





                                                         IMAGE CREDIT & LINKS
All images scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Bike Issue No. 2 Autumn 1971 with thanks to Brad Jones, Editor Mark Williams, Photographer & models uncredited, but the guy on the chopper is Mickey Solomon and Mark Williams is on the BSA Victor 250cc trail bike.  View one of my previous posts about Biker Fashion here, You'll find examples of other gear from Kleptomania herehere, Discover more about the late great Billy Murphy ''Founder of The Emperor of Wyoming, a Chelsea emporium which sparked a vogue for vintage Americana'' here and also here, the shop was named The Emperor of Wyoming after the opening track on Neil Young’s 1968 debut solo LP, my personal favourite from it here, View rare photographs of Paradise Garage 430 King's Road as it looked in 1971 via Paul Gorman here & it's 70s Workwear Revolution here plus the story behind the shop created by Trevor Myles over on The Wonder Workshop website here, The ‘Schoolkids’ Oz, Mucky Books, and the Downfall of the ‘Dirty Squad’' here, 'I was an Oz Schoolkid'' a personal account about the creation of the infamous Oz issue No.28, by Charles Shaar Murray here, And finally,view documentary footage about the Oz Obscenity Trial Part one  & two.




          North Dakota Sees Fewer Dollars for Entrepreneurial Programs   
The Bismarck Tribune
With less money in their budgets, the entrepreneurial programs run by the North Dakota Department of Commerce are making tough adjustments to their operations.

For some, the cuts resulting from a state budget shortage are hard to swallow when they hit programs meant to reduce the situation that caused the funding shortfall — a heavy reliance on raw agriculture and oil products, The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2rFBy92 ) reported.

Agricultural Products Utilization Commission Program Director John Schneider said the commission is considering fewer rounds of grant funding for proposed projects aimed at adding value to the agricultural products grown in North Dakota.

The program typically hands out $2 million to $2.5 million every other year, but will only have an expected $900,000 this year from North Dakota State Mill and Elevator profits.

One solution being considered is increasing the required matching funds needed to receive a grant. Grant recipients currently must match 25 percent. Some lawmakers have suggested the board look for a 1:1 match, increasing the chance of return on investment because a project has more financial backing.Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:06The program is highly utilized as the board picks from a pool of 15 maximum applicants each quarter. All 15 applicant slots have been filled for a July 26 meeting, beating the July 1 deadline by over a month. Schneider said a lot of applicants, particularly North Dakota State University researchers, are looking for research dollars.

Schneider said most participants understand cuts had to be made to programs statewide.

"When they hear how much the dollar (amount) is lowered, reality sets in," Schneider said.

North Dakota Sees Fewer Dollars for Entrepreneurial Programs - The Bismarck Tribune
 

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          North Dakota Entities Partner for State's First Skills Initiative   
By McKenzie County JDA
North Dakotans have read this book before. And it usually doesn’t end well. As the story goes, an oil boom draws thousands of people from around the country to the Peace Garden State. Jobs, jobs and more jobs are created in the industry. Then, after some years, oil production slows down and oil jobs dry up. These new people with specific skill sets who have come to the state and established roots in communities are forced to pick up their families and move elsewhere—creating a big void in the local and state economies, a shortfall in the tax base, employers who are without help and families whose children are uprooted from school.

The narrative doesn’t always have to be that way for North Dakota communities. That is why the McKenzie County Job Development Authority (MCJDA) is providing a new alternative for workers who want to stay in North Dakota and broaden their skills and perhaps enhance their current career or move on to a new career. It’s called the McKenzie County Skills Initiative. The Initiative brings together regional entities to offer classes, training and services at Watford City’s new Rough Rider Center—University of Mary offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, Williston State College offers two year degrees, TrainND Northwest offers specific workforce training and enrichment opportunities, and the Small Business Development Center offers free and confidential services to those looking to start or improve their business.

“Our goal is to make McKenzie County more attractive and marketable for businesses and residents by improving community access to workforce training and other opportunities” explained Daniel Stenberg, director of the MCJDA. “The population boom we’ve experienced over the past ten years has put our population among cities in North Dakota like Devils Lake and Valley City. I think this model helps us serve a great variety of educational needs for our community in a very nimble and innovative manner.”

Wayde Sick, Workforce Development director for the North Dakota Department of Commerce believes it is grassroots initiatives like this one that have a tremendous economic impact on communities and consequently the entire state. “We are excited to see this partnership and think it shows an innovative way to address workforce and education needs.”

This Initiative is being debuted to the public on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Multi-Industry Job Fair at the Watford City Rough Rider Center from 3-7 p.m. Over 45 employers and hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend.

Through this initiative, MCJDA and their partners are helping to create a new chapter in the oil boom-and-bust saga that often gets played out in communities across the Bakken. With each other’s help, it’s their intent to turn what is often a tragic story into a happy ending.

For more information visit http://econdev.mckenziecounty.net/Opportunities/Skills

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

TrainND helps to expand opportunities by providing comprehensive, customized adult learning and employee training as well as community enrichment classes. TrainND specifically provides: contracted training; open enrollment training; blended learning training; continuing education units and community education for its clients.

University of Mary provides various degree programs in graduate and undergraduate areas; work with community employers to offer seminar-style trainings and collaborate with Williston State College (WSC) on creating 2+2 agreements so students seamlessly begin work on their bachelor’s degree after completing coursework through WSC.

Williston State College offers credit classes that can be standalone, towards a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year degree program. WSC delivers: general education; CTE courses, first term and first year undergraduate advising and dual credit/early entry general education core courses.

North Dakota Small Business Development Center (NDSBDC) helps small businesses start, manage and grow their business. NDSBDC helps with all client and entrepreneurial support activities, small business and client meetings, annual reports and other items as they become necessary.

To schedule interview(s) contact Daniel Stenberg at dstenberg@co.mckenzie.nd.us or 701-444-7419.

Potential interviewees include:
  • Darius Frick, Whiting Petroleum (uses training services for employees)
  • Wayde Sick, Workforce Division Director, North Dakota Department of Commerce
  • Rachael Brash, Executive Director of University of Mary Worldwide
  • Deanette Piesik, CEO, TrainND Northwest
  • Dr John Miller, Acting President, Williston State College
  • Keith Olson, Regional Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Daniel Stenberg, Director, McKenzie County Job Development Authority


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          North Dakota Ranks #5 in Best States for Business   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota was ranked the 5th best state for business according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. study. North Dakota ranked 11th in 2016 and 9th in 2015.
 
To determine the best and worst states for business, 24/7 Wall St. compiled 47 measures into eight categories: economic conditions, business costs, state infrastructure, the availability and skill level of the workforce, quality of life, regulations, technology and innovation, and cost of living.

“North Dakota continues to showcase that it offers a business-friendly environment by creating vibrant communities and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens,” Governor Doug Burgum said. “Being recognized by 24/7 Wall St. only goes to support that North Dakota is a great place for businesses and career seekers alike. The entrepreneurs and innovators creating jobs in value-added agriculture, energy, manufacturing and technology sectors continue to drive our state’s economy forward, and we’re doing our part to ensure that North Dakota can compete and thrive in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive global economy.”
 
The top four states were: Utah, Massachusetts, Idaho and Colorado.
 
The study states: “For the many Americans who relocated to North Dakota during the oil boom, the move was likely made easier by the state’s low cost of living. Goods and services cost 92 cents on the dollar in North Dakota compared to the nation as a whole, and the state’s median homeownership expenses amount to just 17.5% of household income — a smaller share than in any state other than West Virginia.”
 
North Dakota’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annual growth rate of 7.7 percent from 2010 to 2015 was more than that of any other state and four times the national growth rate. According to the latest GDP information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, North Dakota had positive growth during the third quarter of 2016. This was the first growth in Real GDP since the fourth quarter of 2014. North Dakota was cited as having the 7th best economic growth in the quarter (South Dakota was first).

The full report is available at: http://247wallst.com/

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          Burgum Appoints Entrepreneur Jay Schuler to Lead North Dakota Department of Commerce   
ND Governor's Office
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday appointed GIANT Sunflower Seeds co-founder Jay Schuler to lead the North Dakota Department of Commerce, citing Schuler’s successful track record as a job creator and entrepreneur for more than 40 years.
 
“Jay Schuler’s impressive background of incubating and launching 15 startup companies spanning five continents and deep understanding of value-added agriculture will be highly valuable as we seek to diversify North Dakota’s economy and reinvent state government,” Burgum said.
Schuler will assume his new role as commerce commissioner on Feb. 27.
 
As commissioner, one of his top priorities will be to advance the governor’s Main Street Initiative, focusing on a skilled workforce, smart, efficient infrastructure and healthy, vibrant communities. Schuler will oversee the department’s four divisions – Economic Development, Workforce Development, Community Services and Tourism – and continue its work to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth.
 
“As someone who has spent his entire career launching and growing businesses, I’m excited to join a cabinet led by a successful entrepreneur in Gov. Burgum,” Schuler said. “We share the view that in order for our urban and rural communities to prosper, we must create a regulatory environment and support network that encourages startups to form and thrive, while ensuring our existing businesses have the tools and workforce they need to flourish and innovate.”
 
A native of Wahpeton, N.D., and neighboring Breckenridge, Minn., Schuler started his first company in college. He is a founding investor in both GIANT Sunflower Seeds, the largest sunflower confection retailer in the Upper Midwest, and Richland IFC, a dominant supplier of organic blue corn. Schuler also is an original investor in Ag America Network, which is carried by more than 30 radio stations in North Dakota and South Dakota.
 
Recognized as a teacher and mentor to new businesses, Schuler was selected to be the first Lynn Holaday Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation in November 2012. Schuler has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from North Dakota State University, and he received the John Lee Coulter Award from the NDSU Agribusiness Club in 2003.
 
“Jay knows first-hand what it takes to grow a startup business into a nationally recognized brand,” Burgum said. “His commitment to entrepreneurial education and breadth of experience as a business owner, farmer and investor make him the right person to steer the Department of Commerce through a rapidly changing world.”
 
Schuler succeeds former Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson, who retired Dec. 31.

 

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          Smart Move: Economic Development Group Encourages Young Professionals to Move to F-M Area   
Kyle Anderson was nervous about moving to Fargo just as his software startup PHR Plus was becoming established in Mesa, Ariz., but his wife, Meagen, had just received a dream job offer from Sanford Medical Center here.

The couple is originally from the area. Anderson is a native of Grygla, Minn., and a graduate of North Dakota State University. His wife's family is from Grafton, N.D. She also attended NDSU. They moved to Mesa when she was accepted into a physician's assistant program there.ADVERTISING"We thought we'd end up staying down there," Anderson said. "We loved the weather, obviously, and loved being there, but we felt it was a good time to get back. We have a couple of kids and missed this area."

His friend, Andrew Christensen, director of Fargo-based Arthur Ventures, suggested Anderson reach out to John Machacek, senior vice president of finance and entrepreneurial development with the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp., for help establishing PHR Plus here.

Machacek provided him with information about the North Dakota Development Fund and other local programs designed to help startups.

Anderson said Machacek's help made the decision to move a lot easier.

"They (the GFMEDC) don't just have a mission statement on their website," Anderson said. "They're actually executing what they're trying to accomplish. It was kind of a scary decision for me to uproot our company, but they really helped to alleviate my concerns."

A mission to 'grow and diversify'

The mission of the GFMEDC is to "grow and diversify the economies in Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., communities by attracting, retaining and expanding primary-sector businesses."

The organization is known for its efforts to attract new businesses to the area, Smart Move marketing and initiatives like the F-M Ambassador program. It's also responsible for the FM Welcome Parties where new residents can learn about what makes Fargo-Moorhead a great place to live.

What the economic development agency is probably less known for are the one-on-one behind-the-scenes interactions that occur every day.

For example, Machacek is also helping Andrew Scott and his wife, Alexis, move back to Fargo.

Scott, a native of West Fargo, was working for Goldman Sachs in New York City as its director of population health when he told his friend Greg Tehven he was interested in moving back.

Tehven, executive director and co-founder of Fargo-based Emerging Prairie, and Machacek shared Scott's resume with local employers. This led to Scott being hired as manager of Dakota Medical Foundation's new corporate wellness initiative.

Machacek has also been reaching out to organizations that may benefit from Alexis Scott's experience using her bilingual skills in social work settings.

He doesn't only devote his time to North Dakota and Minnesota natives. This fall, Machacek helped Callie Klinkmueller of Acton, Mass., find a job as the communications and program coordinator at NDSU's Research and Technology Park.

Klinkmueller, a graduate of High Point (N.C.) University, spent two summers in North Dakota as assistant volunteer coordinator for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. When she wanted to stay in North Dakota permanently, her supervisor directed her to Tehven, who once again enlisted Machacek's help.

When she met Machacek for coffee, he invited her to attend that evening's Business After Hours chamber event with him. There, he spent two hours introducing her to people who helped her land a job at NDSU.

Workforce shortage

A workforce study conducted by TIP Strategies of Austin, Texas, in 2015 reported there were 6,700 open positions in Fargo-Moorhead and that a workforce shortage was likely to continue here over the next several years.

That's why it's important to be proactive in attracting people to live here, said Lisa Gulland Nelson, the GFMEDC's vice president of marketing and public relations.

She recently followed Machacek's example when she was impressed by several summer intern candidates. She was only able to hire one, so she asked others for permission to share their resumes with companies she thought would make a good fit.

It was something that required little time and effort. She hopes everyone will stop and think about how they can do something similar.

"We all have connections," she said. "We could all take the time to say, 'I'm going to devote 30 minutes to this person to see what they need and who I could connect them to.' "

Gulland Nelson said Fargo-Moorhead natives should also remember what makes this area so special: The economy is good. People have access to good schools and health care. The people are friendly.

"It's important to remember all the things we have to be proud of here," she said.

Smart Move: Economic Development Group Encourages Young Professionals to Move to F-M Area - InForum.com

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          North Dakota Ranks Near top in State Competitiveness   
By ND Commerce
For the fifth consecutive year North Dakota has earned the nation’s second best ranking in business climate competitiveness, according to the 2015 edition of the Beacon Hill Institute’s (BHI) annual State Competitiveness report.
 
“North Dakota’s pro-business environment and our entrepreneurs continue to give the state a competitive advantage,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “Business incubation is also central to economic development. State leaders and legislators have placed an emphasis on improving the state’s business climate. This study reflects the ongoing success of their efforts.”
 
North Dakota achieved 20 top-ten national rankings including first in infrastructure investment, access to high-speed bandwidth, educational attainment and electricity prices. The greatest improvement over the previous year was in the area of business incubation, where North Dakota rose from 13th to 6th.  The business incubation subindex measures a state’s ability to mobilize financing for investment and rate of business births, a key factor in business competitiveness. North Dakota also placed sixth in human resources factors such as a high level of labor force participation, availability of skilled labor and a widespread commitment to education, training and health care.
 
The BHI competitive index is based on a set of 43 indicators divided into eight subindexes—government and fiscal policy, security, infrastructure, human resources, technology, business incubation, openness and environmental policy.  The overall index is an average of the eight subindexes. 
 
The top five performing states are (in rank order):  Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Hampshire and Iowa. Published by The Beacon Hill Institute at Boston's Suffolk University since 2001, the report has drawn the growing attention of policymakers, economist and public officials across the nation seeking to identify strengths and weaknesses in economic performance.  

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          Bismarck Company Developing Iron Technology   
By The Bismarck Tribune
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Carbontec Energy Corporation of Bismarck a $300,000 grant to develop biomass-based heating to produce iron.

Carbontec will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Purdue University.

Carbontec will use supercomputers and modeling to develop and design a furnace for the company’s E-Nugget process, which uses biomass, including waste wood and sugar beet products, to produce iron nuggets, enabling iron to be produced at a lower cost than imported iron

“By increasing the effectiveness and uses of biomass energy, we can make what would otherwise be waste products into an opportunity for additional income for our agriculture producers. Further, by producing iron products more cost-effectively and with better environmental stewardship, we can reduce our reliance on iron imports, support job creation at home and lower costs for consumers," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement.

“As North Dakota’s economy continues to diversify, we also need to support research and development to harness new technology that will help the state grow,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. “Carbontec is a prime example of this entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in North Dakota."

Bismarck Company Developing Iron Technology - The Bismarck Tribune

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          Study Finds North Dakota has Most Per Capita Startups in the Nation   
By Prairie Business
North Dakota’s economy supported more business startups last year on a per capita basis than any other state in the nation, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index for Growth Entrepreneurship. The Kauffman Index reports that in 2015 North Dakota was home to 245 new business startups for every 100,000 residents, the strongest startup activity in the nation.

The state’s business startups also grew at a rate of 86 percent as measured by changes in new business employment last year, the strongest growth in a comparison of the nation’s 25 smallest populated states, according to the Kauffman Index.

“Growing our state from within is one of the most effective strategies and we have a very positive business climate for startups,” says Alan Anderson, North Dakota Department of Commerce commissioner, in a statement. “Programs like Innovate ND and Research North Dakota have continued to foster our state’s entrepreneurial spirit and help people get businesses off to a good start.”

The 2016 Kauffman Index ranked North Dakota fourth overall in entrepreneurship growth among the nation’s 25 smaller states, moving up seven places from last year’s report. North Dakota’s rate of startup growth rose to 86.49 percent in the 2016 ranking, up from 56.51 percent in the 2015 ranking. Rate of startup growth measures changes in employment on average from the time of founding the business through the fifth year of business.

South Dakota ranked No. 25 on the same list, while Minnesota ranked No. 15 among the 25 larger states.

“This is a good recognition for the entrepreneurs in the state as well as our entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Justin Dever, co-deputy commissioner of the Department of Commerce, tells Prairie Business. “Rankings like this validate what we’re doing at the Department of Commerce.”

The Department of Commerce’s programs provide assistance to entrepreneurs through education, boot camps, coaching, mentoring and some financial support. Dever says organizations like Emerging Prairie in Fargo and Start Bismarck have also helped nurture the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The 2016 Kauffman Index top 10 smaller states are:

1- Utah

2- New Hampshire

3- Delaware

4- North Dakota

5- Oklahoma

6- Rhode Island

7- Kansas

8- Nevada

9- New Mexico

10- Mississippi

Study Finds North Dakota has Most Per Capita Startups in the Nation - Prairie Business

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          Neuritin Enhances Synaptic Transmission in Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Mice by Increasing Ca V 3.3 Surface Expression   
Abstract
Neuritin is a neurotrophic factor involved in neural development and synaptic plasticity. However, its role in modulating synaptic transmission remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of neuritin on miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs) and glutamate release in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in mice. Incubation of mPFC slices with neuritin for 45 min significantly increased mEPSC frequency and glutamate release as measured by high-performance liquid chromatography, which was mimicked by insulin and abrogated by an insulin receptor (IR) inhibitor. Neuritin-induced upregulation of synaptic transmission was correlated with activation of ERK, and inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinases/extracellular signal-regulated kinases (MEK/ERK) activity attenuated the neuritin-induced increase in mEPSC frequency and glutamate release. T-type calcium channel inhibitors but not the L-type inhibitor abolished the inward calcium current and the effects of neuritin on mEPSC frequency and glutamate release. Western blotting of membrane proteins showed that neuritin promoted surface expression of CaV3.3 α-subunit, which was also eliminated by inhibition of IR or MEK/ERK activity. The effects of neuritin on mEPSC frequency, glutamate release, and CaV3.3 α-subunit expression were inhibited by an intracellular protein-transport inhibitor. These results confirm involvement of the IR and ERK signaling pathway, and provide novel insights into the mechanisms of neuritin function in synaptic transmission.

          Neural Correlates of Both Perception and Memory for Objects in the Rodent Perirhinal Cortex   
Abstract
Despite its anatomical positioning as an interface between the perceptual and memory systems, the perirhinal cortex (PER) has long been considered dedicated for object recognition memory. Whether the PER is also involved in object perception has been intensely debated in recent studies, but physiological evidence has been lacking. We recorded single units from the PER while the rat made categorical responses immediately after sampling a visual object as the originally learned objects were ambiguously morphed to varying degrees. Some neurons in the PER  changed their firing rates monotonically following the gradual changes across the morphed objects as if they coded perceptual changes of the object stimuli. However, other neurons abruptly changed their firing rates according to the response categories associated with the morphed objects, seemingly responding to the learned relationships between the stimulus and its associated choice response. The gradual and abrupt changes in object-tuning properties were also found at the neural population level. Furthermore, the object-associated tuning characteristics of neurons in the PER were more readily observable in correct trials than in error trials. Our findings suggest that neurons in the PER represent perceptual details of an object in addition to its mnemonic identity.

          Layer-Dependent Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity Between Excitatory Neurons in the C2 Barrel Column of Mouse Primary Somatosensory Cortex   
Abstract
Neurons process information through spatiotemporal integration of synaptic input. Synaptic transmission between any given pair of neurons is typically a dynamic process with presynaptic action potentials (APs) evoking depressing or facilitating postsynaptic potentials when presynaptic APs occur within hundreds of milliseconds of each other. In order to understand neocortical function, it is therefore important to investigate such short-term synaptic plasticity at synapses between different types of neocortical neurons. Here, we examine short-term synaptic dynamics between excitatory neurons in different layers of the mouse C2 barrel column through in vitro whole-cell recordings. We find layer-dependent short-term plasticity, with depression being dominant at many synaptic connections. Interestingly, however, presynaptic layer 2 neurons predominantly give rise to facilitating excitatory synaptic output at short interspike intervals of 10 and 30 ms. Previous studies have found prominent burst firing of excitatory neurons in supragranular layers of awake mice. The facilitation we observed in the synaptic output of layer 2 may, therefore, be functionally relevant, possibly serving to enhance the postsynaptic impact of burst firing.

          Interspersed Distribution of Selectivity to Kinematic Stimulus Features in Supragranular Layers of Mouse Barrel Cortex   
Abstract
Neurons in the primary sensory regions of neocortex have heterogeneous response properties. The spatial arrangement of neurons with particular response properties is a key aspect of population representations and can shed light on how local circuits are wired. Here, we investigated how neurons with sensitivity to different kinematic features of whisker stimuli are distributed across local circuits in supragranular layers of the barrel cortex. Using 2-photon calcium population imaging in anesthetized mice, we found that nearby neurons represent diverse kinematic features, providing a rich population representation at the local scale. Neurons interspersed in space therefore responded differently to a common stimulus kinematic feature. Conversely, neurons with similar feature selectivity were located no closer to each other than predicted by a random distribution null hypothesis. This finding relied on defining a null hypothesis that was specific for testing the spatial distribution of tuning across neurons. We also measured how neurons sensitive to specific features were distributed relative to barrel boundaries, and found no systematic organization. Our results are compatible with randomly distributed selectivity to kinematic features, with no systematic ordering superimposed upon the whisker map.

          Working Memory Modulation of Frontoparietal Network Connectivity in First-Episode Schizophrenia   
Abstract
Working memory (WM) impairment is regarded as a core aspect of schizophrenia. However, the neural mechanisms behind this cognitive deficit remain unclear. The connectivity of a frontoparietal network is known to be important for subserving WM. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, the current study investigated whether WM-dependent modulation of effective connectivity in this network is affected in a group of first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients compared with similarly performing healthy participants during a verbal n-back task. Dynamic causal modeling (DCM) of the coupling between regions (left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), left inferior parietal lobe (IPL), and primary visual area) identified in a psychophysiological interaction (PPI) analysis was performed to characterize effective connectivity during the n-back task. The PPI analysis revealed that the connectivity between the left IFG and left IPL was modulated by WM and that this modulation was reduced in FES patients. The subsequent DCM analysis confirmed this modulation by WM and found evidence that FES patients had reduced forward connectivity from IPL to IFG. These findings provide evidence for impaired WM modulation of frontoparietal effective connectivity in the early phase of schizophrenia, even with intact WM performance, suggesting a failure of context-sensitive coupling in the schizophrenic brain.

          Medial Frontal Circuit Dynamics Represents Probabilistic Choices for Unfamiliar Sensory Experience   
Abstract
Neurons in medial frontal cortex (MFC) receive sensory signals that are crucial for decision-making behavior. While decision-making is easy for familiar sensory signals, it becomes more elaborative when sensory signals are less familiar to animals. It remains unclear how the population of neurons enables the coordinate transformation of such a sensory input into ambiguous choice responses. Furthermore, whether and how cortical oscillations temporally coordinate neuronal firing during this transformation has not been extensively studied. Here, we recorded neuronal population responses to familiar or unfamiliar auditory cues in rat MFC and computed their probabilistic evolution. Population responses to familiar sounds organize into neuronal trajectories containing multiplexed sensory, motor, and choice information. Unfamiliar sounds, in contrast, evoke trajectories that travel under the guidance of familiar paths and eventually diverge to unique decision states. Local field potentials exhibited beta- (15–20 Hz) and gamma-band (50–60 Hz) oscillations to which neuronal firing showed modest phase locking. Interestingly, gamma oscillation, but not beta oscillation, increased its power abruptly at some timepoint by which neural trajectories for different choices were near maximally separated. Our results emphasize the importance of the evolution of neural trajectories in rapid probabilistic decisions that utilize unfamiliar sensory information.

          Global and Local Connectivity Differences Converge With Gene Expression in a Neurodevelopmental Disorder of Known Genetic Origin   
Abstract
Knowledge of genetic cause in neurodevelopmental disorders can highlight molecular and cellular processes critical for typical development. Furthermore, the relative homogeneity of neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic origin allows the researcher to establish the subsequent neurobiological processes that mediate cognitive and behavioral outcomes. The current study investigated white matter structural connectivity in a group of individuals with intellectual disability due to mutations in ZDHHC9. In addition to shared cause of cognitive impairment, these individuals have a shared cognitive profile, involving oromotor control difficulties and expressive language impairment. Analysis of structural network properties using graph theory measures showed global reductions in mean clustering coefficient and efficiency in the ZDHHC9 group, with maximal differences in frontal and parietal areas. Regional variation in clustering coefficient across cortical regions in ZDHHC9 mutation cases was significantly associated with known pattern of expression of ZDHHC9 in the normal adult human brain. The results demonstrate that a mutation in a single gene impacts upon white matter organization across the whole-brain, but also shows regionally specific effects, according to variation in gene expression. Furthermore, these regionally specific patterns may link to specific developmental mechanisms, and correspond to specific cognitive deficits.

          Dissociating the Neural Basis of Conceptual Self-Awareness from Perceptual Awareness and Unaware Self-Processing   
Abstract
Conceptual self-awareness is a mental state in which the content of one's consciousness refers to a particular aspect of semantic knowledge about oneself. This form of consciousness plays a crucial role in shaping human behavior; however, little is known about its neural basis. Here, we use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a visual masked priming paradigm to dissociate the neural responses related to the awareness of semantic autobiographical information (one's own name, surname, etc.) from the awareness of information related to any visual stimulus (perceptual awareness), as well as from the unaware processing of self-relevant stimuli. To detect brain activity that is highly selective for self-relevant information, we used the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) adaptation approach, which goes beyond the spatial limitations of conventional fMRI. We found that self-awareness was associated with BOLD adaptation in the medial frontopolar-retrosplenial areas, whereas perceptual awareness and unaware self-processing were associated with BOLD adaptation in the lateral fronto-parietal areas and the inferior temporal cortex, respectively. Thus, using a direct manipulation of conscious awareness we demonstrate for the first time that the neural basis of conceptual self-awareness is neuroanatomically distinct from the network mediating perceptual awareness of the sensory environment or unaware processing of self-related stimuli.

          Diverse Economy Keeping State Healthy, Anderson says: State Commerce Commissioner says ND Remains in Good Shape Despite Budget Shortfall   
By The Jamestown Sun
North Dakota’s economy is more diverse than what some think and that is why it is still strong despite a $2 billion hit to the state economy, according to Alan Anderson, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

That kind of drop would really hurt the $18 billion North Dakota economy in 2000, and it still hurt in 2015, but the difference now is the state has a $55 billion economy, Anderson said in his keynote address Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.

“It is going to be pain for the state budget but overall North Dakota is extremely healthy from an economic standpoint,” Anderson said, adding that legislators and agencies will continue to face pressure to cut costs.

A diversified economy means the state must continue providing research dollars to universities and industry partners while also ensuring dollars for other growth and entrepreneurism, he said.

The Spiritwood Energy Park Association’s industrial park at Spiritwood is an example of best practices, Anderson said. It provides water, electricity, natural gas, rail and truck transportation and the essentials for industry at one spot. The new Jamestown Regional Medical Center facility, the Menards and economic parks are other signs of good innovation, he said.

“My hat is off to all of you,” Anderson said. “You’re doing a great job on that.”

Another key to the strong economy is the North Dakota workforce, which has gone from a labor exporter in 2000 to leading the nation in low unemployment and worker immigration for six years, he said. Despite three years of low ag prices and a 40 percent drop in oil, there are 15,000 job openings in North Dakota, he said.

“It’s not due to one particular industry like some would have you believe,” he said. “It’s been that all of our industries have done well over that time frame.”

To get people to come to North Dakota employment and opportunities are needed, he said. North Dakota has grown in population by over 100,000 people in the last 15 years and the average age is 35, the fourth-youngest population in the country. That happened by creating a business-friendly environment, supporting research and connecting universities with industry, entrepreneurship and finding export markets outside of the state and country, he said.

Anderson listed some of the major companies in North Dakota that are growing and currently list around 15,240 job openings. That is nearly twice the number of the 2.9 percent unemployment rate in North Dakota, he said.

For example, Appareo Systems started with two people and now has an average growth rate of 45 percent with close to 200 employees, he said. The North Dakota company Botink just received a $3 million investment to provide software support to the drone industry.

Northrop just made a $10 million investment in Grand Forks, he said. General Atomics has 25 high-income job openings

Agriculture has had three years of low commodity prices but North Dakota overall is still on a good trajectory, he said. The downside is labor as technology allows for higher productivity with fewer people involved in the process, but the upswing is value-added ag with corporations like Cavendish Farms helping to minimize the impact of low commodity prices, he said.

Anderson said the cost to break even in oil is around $45 a barrel when it used to be $70. This is due to efficiency and technology, he said. Bakken shale is doing better than other shale fields around the country, he said. Drilling will remain idle with $40 per barrel prices, he said, and at $50 per barrel it will stimulate more wells coming online and at $60 there will be new drilling.

“The outlook is good there and as that price continues to go up they will pick up quicker than they would have in the past,” he said.

Connie Ova, CEO of JSDC, Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Mark Klose, chairman of the Stutsman County Commission, presented H&H Holdings of Jamestown with the Growing Jamestown Award. Jim Grueneich, general manager, and Dean Hafner, owner, were present to accept.

H&H received a $43,000 Flex PACE Interest buy down to help purchase a building, according to the JSDC annual report. H&H continues to operate at its current rate and has created seven full- time jobs.

Diverse Economy Keeping State Healthy, Anderson says: State Commerce Commissioner says ND Remains in God Shape Despite Budget Shortfall - The Jamestown Sun 

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          Oxygen Levels Regulate the Development of Human Cortical Radial Glia Cells   
Abstract
The oxygen (O2) concentration is a vital parameter for controlling the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of neural stem cells. A prenatal reduction of O2 levels (hypoxia) often leads to cognitive and behavioral defects, attributable to altered neural development. In this study, we analyzed the effects of O2 levels on human cortical progenitors, the radial glia cells (RGCs), during active neurogenesis, corresponding to the second trimester of gestation. Small changes in O2 levels profoundly affected RGC survival, proliferation, and differentiation. Physiological hypoxia (3% O2) promoted neurogenesis, whereas anoxia (<1% O2) and severe hypoxia (1% O2) arrested the differentiation of human RGCs, mainly by altering the generation of glutamatergic neurons. The in vitro activation of Wnt-β-catenin signaling rescued the proliferation and neuronal differentiation of RGCs subjected to anoxia. Pathologic hypoxia (≤1% O2) also exerted negative effects on gliogenesis, by decreasing the number of O4+ preoligodendrocytes and increasing the number of reactive astrocytes derived from cortical RGCs. O2-dependent alterations in glutamatergic neurogenesis and oligodendrogenesis can lead to significant changes in cortical circuitry formation. A better understanding of the cellular effects caused by changes in O2 levels during human cortical development is essential to elucidating the etiology of numerous neurodevelopmental disorders.

          UAS Entrepreneurs Set Their Sights on North Dakota   
By PR Newswire
A lone aircraft flies over a large swath of land checking for abnormalities in crops before landing safely at the feet of its pilot. A classroom of college-level students gain experience on how to operate an unmanned aerial system through simulation. An entrepreneur monitors his phone app to ensure that his unmanned aerial systems (UAS) tech is operating correctly out in the field. 

As the largest site available for flying UAS anywhere in the United States, these are every day occurrences in the state of North Dakota.

Since becoming the nation's first operational test site in 2014, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has attracted investment from leading aerospace companies including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force and NASA.

This week North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry in the world, to showcase the state's continual leadership and ability to attract big names in America's ever-expanding UAS industry. In addition, they are going to be on hand to discuss how entrepreneurs are finding success in the state.

"As thousands of entrepreneurs look for exciting opportunities in the rapidly expanding UAS industry, North Dakota wants them to know that we have the resources and capability to robustly support them in their endeavors," said Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, who also serves as chairman of the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority.

Because of North Dakota's reputation for UAS innovation and location as an FAA test site, the state is already seeing organic growth in startups focused on UAS.

Take Botlink, a cloud-based operations platform that links drones to industry in real time. The platform allows users to capture, process and automatically deliver aerial imagery anywhere, including into existing business software. Botlink also provides automated drone control and safety features such as airspace alerts, manned aircraft avoidance and weather advisories, allowing operators to remain safe and compliant with complex flight regulations.

"We're proud to be developing the next generation of drone technology in North Dakota," said Terri Zimmerman, Botlink CEO.

Many startup companies working in the UAS industry are supported by the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation, which was the first university to offer a degree program in unmanned aviation in 2009 and has the largest university training program available for unmanned aircraft systems.

This includes SkyScopes, Smart C2 and Field of View. All of these companies have emerged out of the Center for Innovation within in the last five years and have been able to take advantage of the forward-thinking resources that come from an FAA-designated test site.

The state's 'Research ND' program offers $5 million biannually in grants for research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through cooperation with UND and North Dakota State University (NDSU). North Dakotahas invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park (the nation's first UAS business and aviation park) and to advance North Dakota's position as a hub for the nation's growing UAS industry.

"North Dakota continues to attract innovators in UAS technology, and we welcome the opportunity to foster entrepreneurship here and set the leading example for best practices in this sector," said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

For more information on North Dakota's UAS leadership visit NDUAS.com, and for details on the Northern Plains UAS Test Site visit www.npuasts.com.  

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          Synapse Dysfunction of Layer V Pyramidal Neurons Precedes Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model of TDP-43 Proteinopathies   
Abstract
TDP-43 is a major protein component of pathological neuronal inclusions that are present in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We report that TDP-43 plays an important role in dendritic spine formation in the cortex. The density of spines on YFP+ pyramidal neurons in both the motor and somatosensory cortex of Thy1-YFP mice, increased significantly from postnatal day 30 (P30), to peak at P60, before being pruned by P90. By comparison, dendritic spine density was significantly reduced in the motor cortex of Thy1-YFP::TDP-43A315T transgenic mice prior to symptom onset (P60), and in the motor and somatosensory cortex at symptom onset (P90). Morphological spine-type analysis revealed that there was a significant impairment in the development of basal mushroom spines in the motor cortex of Thy1-YFP::TDP-43A315T mice compared to Thy1-YFP control. Furthermore, reductions in spine density corresponded to mislocalisation of TDP-43 immunoreactivity and lowered efficacy of synaptic transmission as determined by electrophysiology at P60. We conclude that mutated TDP-43 has a significant pathological effect at the dendritic spine that is associated with attenuated neural transmission.

          Retrosplenial Cortical Neurons Encode Navigational Cues, Trajectories and Reward Locations During Goal Directed Navigation   
Abstract
The retrosplenial cortex (RSC) plays an important role in memory and spatial navigation. It shares functional similarities with the hippocampus, including the presence of place fields and lesion-induced impairments in spatial navigation, and the RSC is an important source of visual-spatial input to the hippocampus. Recently, the RSC has been the target of intense scrutiny among investigators of human memory and navigation. fMRI and lesion data suggest an RSC role in the ability to use landmarks to navigate to goal locations. However, no direct neurophysiological evidence of encoding navigational cues has been reported so the specific RSC contribution to spatial cognition has been uncertain. To examine this, we trained rats on a T-maze task in which the reward location was explicitly cued by a flashing light and we recorded RSC neurons as the rats learned. We found that RSC neurons rapidly encoded the light cue. Additionally, RSC neurons encoded the reward and its location, and they showed distinct firing patterns along the left and right trajectories to the goal. These responses may provide key information for goal-directed navigation, and the loss of these signals may underlie navigational impairments in subjects with RSC damage.

          Dynamic Patterns of Brain Structure–Behavior Correlation Across the Lifespan   
Abstract
Although the brain/behavior correlation is one of the premises of cognitive neuroscience, there is still no consensus about the relationship between brain measures and cognitive function, and only little is known about the effect of age on this relationship. We investigated the age-associated variations on the spatial patterns of cortical thickness correlates of four cognitive domains. We showed that the spatial distribution of the cortical thickness correlates of each cognitive domain is distinctive and depicts varying age-association differences across the adult lifespan. Specifically, the present study provides evidence that distinct cognitive domains are associated with unique structural patterns in three adulthood periods: Early, middle, and late adulthood. These findings suggest a dynamic interaction between multiple neural substrates supporting each cognitive domain across the adult lifespan.

          Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth   
By Minot Daily News
Distracted briefly by an oil boom, North Dakota's economic development focus is back on track.

The emphasis on diversification and value-added industry that has been primary since the oil bust and agricultural downturn of the 1980s hasn't lost relevance, according to Bank of North Dakota President Eric Hardmeyer.

"But when you have a boom like we had, that tends to take a lot of energy and oxygen," he said. With the oil industry slowdown, the Bank of North Dakota is regrouping and examining how to update its economic development programs to accomplish its diversification mission.

"North Dakota had been working its way down that path pretty well. Because of that, we are in a better place than we were in the '80s and '90s certainly," Hardmeyer said. "We have a much more diversified economy today."

He sees more value-added projects developing on both the agriculture and energy side in the future. In terms of state support programs, restructuring may have to occur to deal with the new paradigm of today's economy, he said.

Hardmeyer said bank officials are re-examining existing programs and visiting with community and economic development leaders around the state "to really understand the issues that they are dealing with and to proactively deal with them by coming back with maybe a slate of programs designed to take on the new economy."

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Future metropolitan area?

Minot's growth trend has the city on course to achieve metropolitan status within the next four years, according to North Dakota's census director.

Kevin Iverson, who manages census data in the North Dakota Commerce Department, said Minot could achieve the designation of a metropolitan statistical area sometime between 2017 and 2020. Minot is designated as part of a micropolitan area that includes Ward, Renville and McHenry counties. For a micropolitan area to become a metropolitan area, there must be a core city with a population of 50,000.

The last estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed Minot with a population of 47,997 as of July 2014. Estimates also show Minot's micropolitan area grew by 1,855 residents from July 2014 to July 2015 to 79,814. The 2015 population estimate for the city of Minot hasn't yet been released.

One of the advantages of a metropolitan designation is the amount of statistical data that becomes available for planning and other uses. Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks are metropolitan areas.

Iverson also noted that North Dakota's economy of the past several years has drawn younger people to the state and encouraged more youth to stay, causing the average age in the state to drop by more than two years to just under 35 years in 2014. That has meant more young families, a demand for child care and crowded schools, especially at the younger grades.

Even with the slowdown in oil activity and tougher times in agriculture, estimates are that North Dakota gained about 17,000 people through natural increase and in-migration in 2015.

The Commerce Department reported the slowdown in oil activity and drop in agricultural commodity prices contributed to a $2 billion hit to North Dakota's Gross Domestic Product between 2014 and 2015. Officials say that's a small decline in what has been a $55 billion economy. In comparison, North Dakota's GDP in 2005 was about $25 billion.

"Now is one of those reflection points, where you really take a look at what you have and say, 'Are we meeting all the needs? What does it look like now? What should we have in place?'" Hardmeyer said.

"We are out there right now really trying to get the lay of the land," he added. "We have been directed by the Industrial Commission to go out there and begin that work, so we have. We have started that work with the idea we are out in front of this. If we need new programs, new money, we at least have an idea of how to go forward with a legislative agenda."

A program that has been a mainstay since the 1990s has been PACE, which is geared value-added and manufacturing jobs. The state followed up with Flex PACE to provide assistance beyond just manufacturers and job creation and respond more to what communities believe are essential services. The state also has beginning entrepreneur and venture capital programs that have been successful.

Each of the state's various business assistance programs have had an impact, and that's especially true of those that have been around a while, such as the North Dakota Development Fund, said Paul Lucy, director of economic development in the North Dakota Commerce Department.

"It has been kind of a stalwart program," he said of the Development Fund. "The Development Fund is a gap financing program.

As companies or projects are looking for financing, many times there's a variety of different reasons you may not be able to get all the financing with a typical commercial lender. The Development Fund can come into those projects and fill a gap."

Tax incentives and programs that target investors can't be overlooked, he added.

"Those programs that motivate the private sector to invest in those entrepreneur companies are programs that we might not see immediate results in terms of significant impact, but I truly believe that long-term for the state of North Dakota, those are some of the critical programs that we really need to have in the state," Lucy said.

Tax credits are another way the state supports businesses, including breaks on sales tax for equipment purchases and for increasing manufacturing automation to stay competitive. Expanding opportunities and creating demand for more skilled labor through automation results in higher wages, Lucy said.

North Dakota already has risen from 38th among states in per capita income to ninth in 2015, down somewhat from sixth place in 2014, according to the Commerce Department. The state's 5.1 percent income growth from 2007-2015 led all states by far.

Job training programs, another form of state assistance, have been used extensively by businesses to find employees for those more skilled, better-paying jobs.

"Any business that comes into the state, what's the biggest question they ask? Can we get the workforce? We have more people exiting the workforce than we have coming into it in the state," said Kevin Iverson, state census director.

North Dakota has a large number of baby boomers and a correspondingly small percentage of youth in their teens to replace boomers when they retire. During the time those teens were born, North Dakota was experiencing an out-migration of the young people who were starting families. That will require an in-migration of workers, beginning in about 2020 to 2022 to cover that gap, Iverson said.

Lucy said North Dakota's core industries, particularly in energy and agriculture, are so important that the state will be relying on them for decades, if not centuries. At the same time, diversification helps survive down times, and North Dakota has seen new ideas and companies coming forward that would not have been dreamed about 25 or 35 years ago, he said.

It is in tough times that the state sees more innovation and value-added projects, he said.

"If North Dakota wants to continue to grow, have a strong economy, the key to that success will all hinge on our ability to continue to diversify," he said. "There are a number of new things happening across the state. It's really an exciting time for North Dakota."

Hardmeyer agrees these post-boom years can be exciting.

"This has been painful in a lot of ways, but I think we are really set up for a really bright future," he said. "With the infrastructure in place, the fact that we know how to get the oil and all the gathering systems, I think we are in a really good place now to move forward with new initiatives."

Previously reported as, "Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth - Minot Daily News".
 

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          Correlations Between Personality and Brain Structure: A Crucial Role of Gender   
Abstract
Previous studies have shown that males and females differ in personality and gender differences have also been reported in brain structure. However, effects of gender on this “personality–brain” relationship are yet unknown. We therefore investigated if the neural correlates of personality differ between males and females. Whole brain voxel-based morphometry was used to investigate the influence of gender on associations between NEO FFI personality traits and gray matter volume (GMV) in a matched sample of 182 males and 182 females. In order to assess associations independent of and dependent on gender, personality–GMV relationships were tested across the entire sample and separately for males and females. There were no significant correlations between any personality scale and GMV in the analyses across the entire sample. In contrast, significant associations with GMV were detected for neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness only in males. Interestingly, GMV in left precuneus/parieto-occipital sulcus correlated with all 3 traits. Thus, our results indicate that brain structure–personality relationships are highly dependent on gender, which might be attributable to hormonal interplays or differences in brain organization between males and females. Our results thus provide possible neural substrates of personality–behavior relationships and underline the important role of gender in these associations.

          Peripheral Interventions Enhancing Brain Glutamate Homeostasis Relieve Amyloid β- and TNFα- Mediated Synaptic Plasticity Disruption in the Rat Hippocampus   
Abstract
Dysregulation of glutamate homeostasis in the interstitial fluid of the brain is strongly implicated in causing synaptic dysfunction in many neurological and psychiatric illnesses. In the case of Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid β (Aβ)-mediated disruption of synaptic plasticity and memory can be alleviated by interventions that directly remove glutamate or block certain glutamate receptors. An alternative strategy is to facilitate the removal of excess glutamate from the nervous system by activating peripheral glutamate clearance systems. One such blood-based system, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), is activated by oxaloacetate, which acts as a co-substrate. We report here that synthetic and AD brain-derived Aβ-mediated inhibition of synaptic long-term potentiation in the hippocampus is alleviated by oxaloacetate. Moreover the effect of oxaloacetate was GOT-dependent. The disruptive effects of a general inhibitor of excitatory amino acid transport or TNFα, a pro-inflammatory mediator of Aβ action, were also reversed by oxaloacetate. Furthermore, another intervention that increases peripheral glutamate clearance, peritoneal dialysis, mimicked the beneficial effect of oxaloacetate. These findings lend support to the promotion of the peripheral clearance of glutamate as a means to alleviate synaptic dysfunction that is caused by impaired glutamate homeostasis in the brain.

          Functional specialization of areas along the anterior–posterior axis of the primate prefrontal cortex   
Abstract
Functional specialization of areas along the anterior–posterior axis of the lateral prefrontal cortex has been speculated but little evidence exists about distinct neurophysiological properties between prefrontal sub-regions. To address this issue we divided the lateral prefrontal cortex into a posterior-dorsal, a mid-dorsal, an anterior-dorsal, a posterior-ventral, and an anterior ventral region. Selectivity for spatial locations, shapes, and colors was evaluated in six monkeys never trained in working memory tasks, while they viewed the stimuli passively. Recordings from over two thousand neurons revealed systematic differences between anterior and posterior regions. In the dorsal prefrontal cortex, anterior regions exhibited the largest receptive fields, longest response latencies, and lowest amount of information for stimuli. In the ventral prefrontal cortex, posterior regions were characterized by a low percentage of responsive neurons to any stimuli we used, consistent with high specialization for stimulus features. Additionally, spatial information was more prominent in the dorsal and color in ventral regions. Our results provide neurophysiological evidence for a rostral-caudal gradient of stimulus selectivity through the prefrontal cortex, suggesting that posterior areas are selective for stimuli even when these are not releant for execution of a task, and that anterior areas are likely engaged in more abstract operations.

          Pilocarpine-Induced Status Epilepticus Increases the Sensitivity of P2X7 and P2Y1 Receptors to Nucleotides at Neural Progenitor Cells of the Juvenile Rodent Hippocampus   
Abstract
Patch-clamp recordings indicated the presence of P2X7 receptors at neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in the subgranular zone of the dentate gyrus in hippocampal brain slices prepared from transgenic nestin reporter mice. The activation of these receptors caused inward current near the resting membrane potential of the NPCs, while P2Y1 receptor activation initiated outward current near the reversal potential of the P2X7 receptor current. Both receptors were identified by biophysical/pharmacological methods. When the brain slices were prepared from mice which underwent a pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus or when brain slices were incubated in pilocarpine-containing external medium, the sensitivity of P2X7 and P2Y1 receptors was invariably increased. Confocal microscopy confirmed the localization of P2X7 and P2Y1 receptor-immunopositivity at nestin-positive NPCs. A one-time status epilepticus in rats caused after a latency of about 5 days recurrent epileptic fits. The blockade of central P2X7 receptors increased the number of seizures and their severity. It is hypothesized that P2Y1 receptors after a status epilepticus may increase the ATP-induced proliferation/ectopic migration of NPCs; the P2X7 receptor-mediated necrosis/apoptosis might counteract these effects, which would otherwise lead to a chronic manifestation of recurrent epileptic fits.

          Dopamine is Required for Activity-Dependent Amplification of Arc mRNA in Developing Postnatal Frontal Cortex   
Abstract
The activity-regulated gene Arc/Arg3.1 encodes a postsynaptic protein crucially involved in glutamatergic synaptic plasticity. Genetic mutations in Arc pathway and altered Arc expression in human frontal cortex have been associated with schizophrenia. Although Arc expression has been reported to vary with age, what mechanisms regulate Arc mRNA levels in frontal cortex during postnatal development remains unclear. Using quantitative mRNA analysis of mouse frontal cortical tissues, we mapped the developmental profiles of Arc expression and found that its mRNA levels are sharply amplified near the end of the second postnatal week, when mouse pups open their eyes for the first time after birth. Surprisingly, electrical stimulation of the frontal cortex before eye-opening is not sufficient to drive the amplification of Arc mRNA. Instead, this amplification needs both electrical stimulation and dopamine D1-type receptor (D1R) activation. Furthermore, visual stimuli-driven amplification of Arc mRNA is also dependent on D1R activation and dopamine neurons located in the ventral midbrain. These results indicate that dopamine is required to drive activity-dependent amplification of Arc mRNA in the developing postnatal frontal cortex and suggest that joint electrical and dopaminergic activation is essential to establish the normal expression pattern of a schizophrenia-associated gene during frontal cortical development.

          Dynamic Changes in Cortical Effective Connectivity Underlie Transsaccadic Integration in Humans   
Abstract
Due to saccadic eye movements the retinal image is abruptly displaced 2–4 times a second, yet we experience a stable and continuous stream of vision. It is known that saccades modulate neural processing in various local brain areas, but the question of how saccades influence neural communication between different areas in the thalamo-cortical system has remained unanswered. By combining transcranial magnetic stimulation with electroencephalography, we found that saccades were accompanied by dynamic changes in causal communication between different brain areas in humans. These changes were anticipatory; they began before the actual eye movement. Compared with fixation, communication between posterior cortical areas was first briefly enhanced during saccades, but subsequently peri-saccadic information did not ignite sustained activity in fronto-parietal cortices. This suggests that the brain constructs a spatially stable and temporally continuous stream of conscious vision from discrete fixations by restricting the access of peri-saccadic visual information to sustained processing in fronto-parietal cortices.

          Changes in Brain Activation Associated with Spontaneous Improvization and Figural Creativity After Design-Thinking-Based Training: A Longitudinal fMRI Study   
Abstract
Creativity is widely recognized as an essential skill for entrepreneurial success and adaptation to daily-life demands. However, we know little about the neural changes associated with creative capacity enhancement. For the first time, using a prospective, randomized control design, we examined longitudinal changes in brain activity associated with participating in a five-week design-thinking-based Creative Capacity Building Program (CCBP), when compared with Language Capacity Building Program (LCBP). Creativity, an elusive and multifaceted construct, is loosely defined as an ability to produce useful/appropriate and novel outcomes. Here, we focus on one of the facets of creative thinking—spontaneous improvization. Participants were assessed pre- and post-intervention for spontaneous improvization skills using a game-like figural Pictionary-based fMRI task. Whole-brain group-by-time interaction revealed reduced task-related activity in CCBP participants (compared with LCBP participants) after training in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior/paracingulate gyrus, supplementary motor area, and parietal regions. Further, greater cerebellar–cerebral connectivity was observed in CCBP participants at post-intervention when compared with LCBP participants. In sum, our results suggest that improvization-based creative capacity enhancement is associated with reduced engagement of executive functioning regions and increased involvement of spontaneous implicit processing.

          Cholinergic Surveillance over Hippocampal RNA Metabolism and Alzheimer's-Like Pathology   
Abstract
The relationship between long-term cholinergic dysfunction and risk of developing dementia is poorly understood. Here we used mice with deletion of the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the forebrain to model cholinergic abnormalities observed in dementia. Whole-genome RNA sequencing of hippocampal samples revealed that cholinergic failure causes changes in RNA metabolism. Remarkably, key transcripts related to Alzheimer's disease are affected. BACE1, for instance, shows abnormal splicing caused by decreased expression of the splicing regulator hnRNPA2/B1. Resulting BACE1 overexpression leads to increased APP processing and accumulation of soluble Aβ1-42. This is accompanied by age-related increases in GSK3 activation, tau hyperphosphorylation, caspase-3 activation, decreased synaptic markers, increased neuronal death, and deteriorating cognition. Pharmacological inhibition of GSK3 hyperactivation reversed deficits in synaptic markers and tau hyperphosphorylation induced by cholinergic dysfunction, indicating a key role for GSK3 in some of these pathological changes. Interestingly, in human brains there was a high correlation between decreased levels of VAChT and hnRNPA2/B1 levels with increased tau hyperphosphorylation. These results suggest that changes in RNA processing caused by cholinergic loss can facilitate Alzheimer's-like pathology in mice, providing a mechanism by which decreased cholinergic tone may increase risk of dementia.

          Trial-by-Trial Hippocampal Encoding Activation Predicts the Fidelity of Cortical Reinstatement During Subsequent Retrieval   
Abstract
According to current models of episodic memory, the hippocampus binds together the neural representation of an experience during encoding such that it can be reinstated in cortex during subsequent retrieval. However, direct evidence linking hippocampal engagement during encoding with subsequent cortical reinstatement during retrieval is lacking. In this study, we aim to directly test the relationship between hippocampal activation during encoding and cortical reinstatement during retrieval. During a scanned encoding session, human participants studied Noun–Sound and Noun–Picture pairs. One day later, during a scanned retrieval session, participants retrieved the sounds and pictures when given the nouns as cues. First, we found that trial-by-trial hippocampal encoding activation was related to trial-by-trial reactivation during retrieval as measured by the univariate BOLD response in several modality-specific cortical regions. Second, using multivariate measures, we found a correlation between encoding-retrieval pattern similarity computed for each trial and hippocampal encoding activation on the corresponding encoding event, suggesting that the magnitude of hippocampal activation during an experience is related to the fidelity of subsequent reinstatement of cortical activity patterns during retrieval. Consistent with current theories of episodic memory, our findings demonstrate a critical link between initial hippocampal activation during an experience and subsequent cortical reinstatement.

          Dorsal Forebrain-Specific Deficiency of Reelin-Dab1 Signal Causes Behavioral Abnormalities Related to Psychiatric Disorders   
Abstract
Reelin-Dab1 signaling is involved in brain development and neuronal functions. The abnormalities in the signaling through either reduction of Reelin and Dab1 gene expressions or the genomic mutations in the brain have been reported to be associated with psychiatric disorders. However, it has not been clear if the deficiency in Reelin-Dab1 signaling is responsible for symptoms of the disorders. Here, to examine the function of Reelin-Dab1 signaling in the forebrain, we generated dorsal forebrain-specific Dab1 conditional knockout mouse (Dab1 cKO) and performed a behavioral test battery on the Dab1 cKO mice. Although conventional Dab1 null mutant mice exhibit cerebellar atrophy and cerebellar ataxia, the Dab1 cKO mice had normal cerebellum and showed no motor dysfunction. Dab1 cKO mice exhibited behavioral abnormalities, including hyperactivity, decreased anxiety-like behavior, and impairment of working memory, which are reminiscent of symptoms observed in patients with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. These results suggest that deficiency of Reelin-Dab1 signal in the dorsal forebrain is involved in the pathogenesis of some symptoms of human psychiatric disorders.

          North Dakota Receives Innovation Champion Award   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota was been named an “Innovation Champion” by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The CTA named North Dakota in its annual “Innovation Scorecard,” an innovation performance index based on 10 criteria.
 
The Innovation Scorecard assesses the progress of state policies intended to advance innovation and improve business climates, while also tracking states’ responsiveness to disruptive innovation. Using established economic, educational and legislative data, the report issues grades across ten categories, including: right-to-work laws; policies that support new business models; tax friendliness; Internet speed; and size of the tech workforce.
 
“This index is more confirmation that our strategies to foster innovation, create jobs and grow our economy are paying off in major ways,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “North Dakota’s innovators are yielding world-class results, which in turn lead to more jobs and a stronger, more diversified economy.”
 
The CTA award is based on conduciveness of the state’s legal, regulatory and overall business environments to welcome and encourage innovation in 2015. The complete Scorecard, featuring category rankings, state-by-state profiles and an explanation of CTA’s methodology can be found at CTA.tech.

North Dakota supports innovation and entrepreneurship through a number of programs including: 

North Dakota Umanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Industry - North Dakota has invested over $34 million to advance UAS research and development and establish the state as a national hub for the emerging UAS industry. 

Research North Dakota - Matching dollars to ND universities to assists private partners/companies in performing research, development and commercialization of specific projects. 

Centers of Research Excellence  - Hubs of research and development on the campuses of North Dakota's colleges and universities, partnering with private companies to generate new business opportunities. 

Innovate ND - Provides online entrepreneur education, coaching and mentoring from proven business owners to help entrepreneur’s successfully launch new businesses. 

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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub   
By Fortune
Editor's Note: Congratulations to the many Fargo-area businesses mentioned in this article. Many of them have participate in ND Commerce programs such as Innovate ND, Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research Excellence, Research ND and the North Dakota Development Fund.

It gets 50 inches of snow a year and is so cold that its bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But its homegrown tech community is on fire.

The morning of Nov. 12, 2014 was well below freezing in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. By the time Shawn Muehler took the stage before an audience of 150, the theater, located just a few blocks west of the Red River, had warmed up. Entrepreneurs, students, professors and business leaders shuffled down the aisles with free cups of coffee. For the audience, it was time for Fargo’s 1 Million Cups, a robust startup community-building initiative from the Kaufman Foundation that’s a kind of church for entrepreneurs. For Muehler, it was time to talk about drones.

Standing on stage with one of his drones, Muehler—a Fargo native, Air Force officer, and seasoned pilot—had six minutes to present his business idea, the result of several months of white-board calculating, late-night brainstorming, and endless code tinkering. He described the collision risks found in an airspace that is increasingly crowded with aircraft and drones. The software that he and his small team of pilots, developers, and engineers wanted to build, he explained, would create a safety net for drone pilots, enabling them to track their unmanned vehicles in real time using existing cellular networks.

Muehler’s presentation was followed by vigorous applause and a round of questions. As is tradition at 1 Million Cups, the entrepreneur was asked one final query: “How can we as a community help you succeed?” And so he answered. Within five days, Muehler tells Fortune, he had five funding opportunities from people in the community. The ensuing $500,000 seed investment allowed him to double his workforce and move to a larger office downtown.

Last spring the company, now called Botlink, launched the beta version of its drone-tracking application, which it says is the world’s first commercially available drone safety and control platform. In June, Botlink announced a joint venture with Fargo’s power management company, Packet Digital, to raise $15 million on the same day that it co-hosted Fargo’s inaugural Drone Focus Conference. By this fall, the company had launched its first product: a piece of data-processing hardware that’s compatible with every drone on the market.

When I visited the Botlink office in September, the staff had just returned from a drone conference in Las Vegas where they’d run out of brochures the first day and flummoxed some West Coast startups who didn’t realize they had competitors in Fargo. Half-empty containers of drones now littered the floor around the reception desk, making the office look like the home of a robot family unpacking from a long trip. In the workshop down the hall, a plane with a 14-foot wingspan sat on a desk, and Muehler, wearing a Batman t-shirt, was one of the first to tell me what makes Fargo special.

Well before I arrived in Fargo, I’d heard about Silicon Prairie—the Heartland’s version of Silicon Valley—with noteworthy startup activity in larger cities like Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City. I knew Fargo was on the eastern border of the state, far from the oil activity in the Bakken region. I’d read that it’s home to the country’s third-largest Microsoft  MSFT 0.65% campus and nearly 30,000 college students. The average age of Fargo residents is 31. Its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation. I had already grasped enough about this city of 105,000 to easily dismiss the Siberia-esque picture painted in the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name. I envisioned a burst of Technicolor popping from a vast expanse of plains.

The tech scene that I visited in September was markedly different from the one I had first heard about in 2013. Two years ago Emerging Prairie, a startup news and events organization, was beginning to establish itself; today it co-organizes wildly popular events such as 1 Million Cups, TEDxFargo, and a monthly gathering called Startup Drinks. Thanks to local startup Myriad Mobile, which spun out of a student-run incubator, Fargo has begun hosting the annual Midwest Mobile Summit. A nonprofit has started offering coding classes for women. Meetups have launched for hackers, gamers, developers, geeks, and even bitcoin enthusiasts.

Fargo companies are also beginning to appear in the national spotlight. Intelligent InSites, which provides tracking real-time operational intelligence for the healthcare industry, is experiencing explosive growth. So is Appareo Systems, a leader in electronic and computer products for the aerospace and defense industries. A handful of gaming companies have surfaced in the area; one is developing a virtual reality horror game and another is building a woodland survival adventure game called On My Ownfor Xbox One. A team from North Dakota State University has engineered an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Two locals have started a funeral webcasting service. Another startup has developed an autonomous tractor.

With all of this activity, how does a place like Fargo end up as one of the most undervalued, overlooked tech communities in the United States? That’s why I wanted to meet Greg Tehven, the executive director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie and affectionately known as Fargo’s ambassador, when I visited the city this fall. On a warm Sunday afternoon, I found him at a community lunch for new Americans, set up for several hundred on a basketball court on the west side of town. Characteristic of the region, the wind blew like it was trying to prove something; strong guests sent naan cartwheeling across curry vegetables and off paper plates. Young Bhutanese girls danced barefoot on the asphalt in sequined dresses the color of Gerber daisies.

Tehven is a soft-spoken, dyed-in-the-wool millennial, a fifth-generation Fargoian who grew up on a farm and came of age during the Buffalo Commons era, when people debated a proposal to let buffalo take over the Great Plains. Tehven left Fargo for college, wandered around, felt unfulfilled and returned, determined to build the type of community he wanted to call home. Today, he travels around the country speaking about community-building and teaches social entrepreneurship in India.

“Barriers are being eliminated to contribute to the community here,” he told me. “People who have moved away know they can come back here and do things quickly.” He talked about a radically inclusive culture that has an extraordinary speed of trust. In economic terms, what’s happening in Fargo is that a magnetic downtown is attracting and retaining talent. But Tehven contends that it’s really about love.

“It’s about increasing the amount of love in our community,” he said, noting that it’s hard to be successful on your own. “There’s a co-dependence here.” He said people need each other, whether it’s for harvesting crops or recovering from a flood. If emotional support is absent, innovation will falter.

The next morning, I met Tehven at Prairie Den, a new coworking space in the center of town, above a Chinese restaurant called King House Buffet. Until this summer, it was run by Minneapolis-based CoCo, but they didn’t last a year, Tehven said, because they didn’t embrace the philosophy of giving before getting. Shortly after they left, the space was resurrected as the Den, a funky, art-filled workspace that’s home to Emerging Prairie and a couple start-ups. Hearing the story of this rebirth made me think of the new growth that quickly emerges in forests after controlled burns.

One of the reasons Emerging Prairie was created was to act as a publicity machine for locals who think it’s uncouth to celebrate one’s own achievements. The organization, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, now has a staff of four, including a writer, Marisa Jackels, who produces daily stories about the startup scene. She never runs out of content. Tehven has each new staff member read Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld.

If Fargo had to limit itself to a single story, it would be that of Great Plains Software, a fledgling startup built by North Dakotan Doug Burgum over nearly two decades and acquired by Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 billion. Today, Microsoft is located on the south side of town and has grown to four buildings with more than 1,500 employees—the company’s third-largest campus in North America.

Burgum went on to found Kilbourne Group, a downtown redevelopment company, and co-found Arthur Ventures, a venture capital group that’s investing in software companies out of a $45 million fund raised in 2013. He’s as close to a godfather as the humble Fargo community will allow. Incidentally, it wasn’t until well after a conversation with a community leader named Joe—who started a downtown farmer’s market, worked on Uber-friendly legislation and is now building a giant mobile sauna—that I found out he was Burgum’s son.

Burgum said Great Plains employees focused on service and had a lot of humility and gratitude; he sees that today in the dozens of startups that employ Great Plains alumni. Like others, he told me that the region’s land and history play a role in today’s technology growth.

“Every farmer and rancher is an entrepreneur and tinkerer and inventor,” he said, “and there’s some of that DNA here. You wouldn’t have ended up here if you weren’t a risk-taker—moving your family from Sweden to a new land with no electricity and very little infrastructure.”

Shane Waslaski, president and CEO of Intelligent InSites, also grew up in the state and said the strong tech community in Fargo can be attributed to a pioneering spirit and an “altruistic desire to nourish each other.” Tenaciousness and perseverance are rooted in the heritage, he said.

From Prairie Den, Tehven and I walked around downtown, popping into offices and meetings unannounced and intercepting folks on Broadway and Roberts Street—as was his plan. I was reminded of the familiarity and ease with which students can have impromptu and rich conversations while walking across a college quad. Time and again, talking to Muehler and other entrepreneurs, I heard stories that made it easy to root for the underdog that is Fargo. I found a level of enthusiasm typically reserved for young political candidates offering hope and promising change. More than once, I saw someone get choked up talking about the place they call home.

We ran into Drew Spooner, a baby-faced serial entrepreneur who started the Hammock Initiative and speaks deadpan about the health benefits of swaying. He now has sponsors and a national following. Then we ran into the woman behind Unglued, a shop selling locally made crafts; and one of the brewers behind Fargo Brewing Company, which makes Wood Chipper India Pale Ale. Much of the day, Tehven, wearing jeans and flannel, walked around with a cup of coffee in his hand. He told me there’s a sense in Fargo that if you talk about something enough, it will become real—whether it’s a hammocking craze or a spontaneous tailgate party.

Among the challenges in a town with so much startup activity is making sure the entrepreneurs have enough support to get over the first-generation hump and maintain momentum even when the initial spotlight fades.

“In cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York, there’s a lot of experience and expertise,” said Miguel Danielson, another Emerging Prairie co-founder. “That’s great for entrepreneurs because it’s scary to do alone. So a lot of what we do at Emerging Prairie is try to bring these folks together.” He lovingly describes Fargo—remote, hundreds of miles from Minneapolis and Winnipeg—as a Gilligan’s Island of sorts. “You’re stuck with the folks you’ve got in the immediate vicinity, so you better be nice to them,” he said, adding that in a small place, he feels especially blessed when he finds others with common interests.

Danielson grew up in Fargo and left for college and Harvard Law School. If it weren’t for the startup culture—which is helping Midwestern communities fight brain drain–he may never have returned. After practicing in Cambridge for several years, he opened Danielson Legal in Fargo, specializing in technology law, and he created Fargo Startup House, where entrepreneurs can live for free.

In the next five years, Danielson predicts a more robust Fargo tech scene, with a few wild successes and some wild failures. When the city sees its first exit success story of this new era—someone who starts with nothing and ends up with hundreds of millions of dollars—he said that will be “one that looms in the minds of people forever.”

At the end of my day in Fargo, I returned to Prairie Den. Spooner was setting up hammocks for an evening event. An Emerging Prairie Tweet read, “We sway while we work.”

That night, I watched a video of Tehven’s TEDxFargo talk. He was speaking at the Fargo Civic Center in 2014, outside of which sits a stone slab with the Ten Commandments.

“The Coen brothers were wrong,” he told the audience. “It isn’t a place of barrenness. It isn’t a place of cold. It’s a place of the most amazing people in the world.”

The following week I had dinner back home with a friend who works in the technology industry, and I told him I thought he should move to Fargo. Yes, it’s a place that gets an average of 50 inches of snow a year, and it’s so cold that the bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But there’s a lot going on there, I told him. Shortly thereafter, I woke up from a dream in which I was on my way back to Fargo. In it, I was with someone—perhaps my tech friend—and felt a sense of urgency. Eager to find housing, I sped westward, not wanting to miss out.

Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub - Fortune.com

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          Wrigley Highlights Trade Opportunities in North Dakota at Canadian Trade Summit   
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today addressed business leaders and entrepreneurs from Canada and the U.S. at the Saskatchewan USA Trade Summit. The two-day event, meant to raise awareness about the trade opportunities between Saskatchewan and the U.S., was held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 
In his remarks, Wrigley touted North Dakota’s historic economic success and highlighted up and coming trade opportunities in key industry sectors such as technology, advanced manufacturing, aviation, and unmanned aerial systems.
 
“We have worked hard in North Dakota to diversify our economy and the success of those efforts is beneficial not only to our state but could be for our trade partners as well.” Wrigley said. “The successes North Dakota has experienced in the unmanned aerial systems industry are a great example of opportunities for trade that could be expanded upon in the future.”
 
Wrigley also cited North Dakota’s leadership position in several national rankings and studies, including best-run state, growth performer, housing growth and best state for young adults. He stated how North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states in 2014, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a position the state has held for four of the past five years. He also focused on North Dakota’s low unemployment, population growth and how the state’s median age is getting younger.

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          Dalrymple Highlights North Dakota's Economic Growth, Vision for Future at Economic Summit in Fargo   
By ND Governor's Office
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple, along with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and Valley Prosperity Partnership, today hosted the Governor’s Summit on Economic Growth to showcase the state’s economic diversity and generate ideas for future growth. The one-day event was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo and brought together business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state.
 
Dalrymple kicked off the summit by touting North Dakota’s historic economic success and laying out his vision for future growth and opportunity. He highlighted the economic development strategies that over the past decade have fueled the state’s economic growth and diversification, including an emphasis on job creation, building a strong business climate and targeting key industry sectors such as value-added agriculture, technology, advanced manufacturing and aviation. 
 
The Governor cited North Dakota’s leadership position in several national rankings and studies, including best-run state, growth performer, housing growth and best state for young adults. He stated how North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states in 2014, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a position the state has held for four of the past five years. He also focused on North Dakota’s low unemployment, population growth and how the state’s median age is getting younger.

“North Dakota’s economic growth stems from nearly every business sector, with no single industry telling the whole story of our state’s progress,” said Dalrymple. “We have worked hard to diversify our economy and grow our targeted business sectors, while capitalizing on emerging technologies and industries. This summit is a great opportunity to showcase our strengths and successes, and identify visionary and innovative ideas that will chart a course for North Dakota’s future growth.” 
 
During his remarks, Dalrymple spelled out his vision for future growth that includes building on the state’s economic development efforts and focusing on three key themes: people, places and opportunities. This vision will take North Dakota’s progress to the next level with an emphasis on quality of life and livability of communities, attracting a workforce to drive the state’s economic growth and making the state an obvious choice for those seeking diverse opportunities.
 
The Governor’s vision for growth includes such focuses as child care, affordable housing, education, outdoor recreation, Main Street revival, infrastructure enhancements, access to colleges and universities, and capital for business start-ups.
 
In addition to Dalrymple, the summit featured speakers and panelists covering topics such as attracting and retaining a workforce, accessing capital, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley moderated a panel of business executives outlining a vision for building a workforce for tomorrow’s industries. The event also included a keynote by Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of the widely praised new book, The New Class Conflict, which describes the changing dynamics of class in America.
 
Other statistics Dalrymple cited detailing the state’s economic progress included:
  • During the 2015 Legislative Session, Dalrymple signed into law an additional $397 million in tax relief. Overall, since 2009, he has worked with the Legislature to reduce property and income taxes by more than $4.2 billion. 
  • Over the past five years, North Dakota’s per capita personal income has increased nearly 42 percent, bringing North Dakota to 121 percent of the national average, according to the BEA.
  • North Dakota had $5.3 billion worth of exports in 2014, an increase of $4.3 billion since 2004 when the total value of exports was $1 billion.
  • Since 2004, North Dakota has created 123,600 net new jobs, an increase of 36.6 percent.
  • North Dakota is ranked first in growth in the number, employment and revenues of women-owned firms since 1997. 

 

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          Governor's Workforce & HR Conference Slated for September 16-17   
By ND Commerce
The 2015 North Dakota Governor's Workforce & Human Resources Conference will be held September 16-17, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. This year’s event will focus on the state's fast-changing workforce environment and will showcase practical, demand-driven solutions for today's workforce challenges. 

The two-day conference will feature a number of speakers including Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, Scott Carbonara, a nationally recognized speaker and executive leadership coach, Allison Karl O’Kelly, founder of Mom Corps and an award winning entrepreneur, and Brenda Clark Hamilton, a dynamic keynote speaker and workplace trainer.

The conference is hosted by Gov.Jack Dalrymple, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Society for Human Resource Management. For additional information or to register for the conference visit: www.NDWorkforceSummit.com

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $485,819 tribal college grant for Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College located in New Town, N.D. The grant will support efforts to develop an entrepreneurial center for students.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges. The grants support degree- or certificate-granting programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state. They also provide assistance to students to establish new businesses operating within North Dakota that will employ North Dakotans.
 
“Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is elated about receiving this grant, and we look forward to working with the ND Department of Commerce on this project,” Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College President Twyla Baker-Demaray, Ph.D. said. “Being located squarely in the heart of the Bakken and all of the development here, we are particularly enthusiastic about the possibilities for our community, our tribe, and our region.”
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Смарт-маска Neuroon Open подскажет рецепт качественного сна и эффективной медитации   
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          CNBC Ranks North Dakota 6th Best State for Business   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks #6 on the CNBC America's Top States for Business list. The CNBC ranking scores all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. 
 
“North Dakota's business climate has continued to gain a reputation for supporting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and expansions,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said “The state's growing manufacturing, technology-based businesses, agricultural and energy industries, enhanced with numerous incentives, are drawing some of the world's most recognized companies into the state. Combined with a legendary work ethic and a highly educated workforce, North Dakota has become a dynamic place to live, work and be in business.”
 
North Dakota ranked #1 in workforce and business friendliness. Minnesota took the top ranking in the study, followed by Texas and Utah.
 
The full report is available at http://www.cnbc.com/id/101747925.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through Meetup.com. That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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          DSU Hosts Workshop on Small Business in the Bakken   
By The Dickinson Press
There’s an art to business, especially in the Bakken.Multiple voices gave insight on small businesses in the shale energy sector during a workshop hosted by Dickinson State University on Wednesday at the Strom Center.

The event featured both local and out-of-state experts and business leaders. The Small Business Development Center of North Dakota was responsible for organizing the workshop.

Dan Brockett, an educator from Penn State specializing in the shale energy industry, began the workshop with an overview of the industry. He said it was unique to the continent.

“We have shale plays all over the world, but none of them have really taken off, except in North America,” Brockett said.

He attributed this to aggressive entrepreneurs and private mineral ownership of resources underground.

Brockett stressed the importance of sustained interaction between shale energy industry companies and their communities. Otherwise, he said, it can be detrimental.

“If we don’t have the permission of our communities that we’re doing business in to do that business, it’ll go away,” Brockett said. “And it has.”

He cited New York, western Maryland and France as places where communities have banned hydraulic fracturing, which he feared could happen elsewhere as a result of poor public relations.

Brockett said the shale energy business is one that is “loyalty-based,” where someone who can “do the job and keep on doing the job” will remain in the business.

He said the industry is also based on technology and innovation.

“With this, it’s always changing, always evolving,” Brockett said.

He advised those interested in entering the industry to always keep track of what’s going on.

“It changes so rapidly,” Brockett said.

Jeremy Hancher, a consultant with the Environmental Management Assistance Program in Pennsylvania and a member of the SBDC in the state, said there are certain incentives for businesses to be more green.

“You can create a niche market for yourself and kind of stand out amongst your competitors,” he said.

Hancher said he noticed big fracking businesses in Pennsylvania are starting to prefer doing business with “green” small businesses because they are less likely to violate environmental laws.

He said there is one question that always comes up: “What’s in it for you?”

“You’re trying to save money and reduce costs, reduce concerns if you do want to do business with a larger company,” Hancher said.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules for the 2015-16 year, which he encouraged small businesses to voice their opinions on.

“As the proposals are coming out, it’s very important that you comment on them and let EPA hear what your concerns and your comments are,” he said.

The workshop included a panel of local business leaders and advisors that answered questions about starting and sustaining a small business in the shale energy industry. Ray Ann Kilen, interim associate director of the Strom Center and regional director of the North Dakota SBDC, served as moderator.

The panel consisted of Steffes Corp. CEO Paul Steffes, AWTY Logistics LLC President Elizabeth Vreswyk, North Dakota SBDC Business Advisor Renee Townsend and Alan Anderson, the North Dakota Department of Commerce commissioner.

Vreswyk, whose company produces maps and apps that help workers navigate the Bakken oilfields, said she simply saw a need and acted on it.

She said she could compete with any other logistics company because “you don’t have to call tech support because they’re sitting in Malaysia. I’m actually right here, boots-on-the-ground.”

Steffes said his manufacturing company remained small for some time after the first oil boom in the late ’70s and early ’80s, but he said it always adapted to what was required in the market.

He said things changed about eight years ago when Marathon Oil asked them to make some oil tanks. At the time, they were not in the oil business.

“We had never made an oil tank in our life,” Steffes said.

Since then, Steffes said his company has grown to 310 employees, and 75 percent of its products are now related to oil.

When Kilen asked for tips on surviving as a small business in the energy industry, both Vreswyk and Steffes said having the courage to try new things was key.

“We feel we must reinvent ourself every five years,” Steffes said, emphasizing innovation.

DSU Hosts Workshop on Small Business in the Bakken - The Dickinson Press

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          Commerce Selects McMerty, Dever as Co-Deputy Commissioners    
By ND Commerce
North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson today announced the promotion of Sandy McMerty and Justin Dever to Co-Deputy Commissioners for Commerce.
 
McMerty has been with Commerce since 2008, most recently serving as senior communications and marketing manager. In her new position as co-deputy commissioner, McMerty will focus on operation strategies and innovations at Commerce, and continue to lead marketing and communication efforts, and oversee website and social media activities for multiple divisions. 
 
Dever has been with Commerce since 2005, most recently serving as Manager of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In his new role as co-deputy commissioner, Dever will lead efforts to diversify the state’s economy through innovation & entrepreneurship initiatives, serve as the department’s liaison with the legislature, and assist in strategy development and implementation.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Board Member    
By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced a new member of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Danita Bye with Dakota Leadership in Stanley.

Bye is the founder of Dakota Leadership and Sales Growth Specialists, a leadership development and management consulting firm. Bye brings 30 years of success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics industries. She is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events, including Carlson’s School of Management and the nationally recognized, Project Skyway. Bye is on the Board of Trustees at University of Sioux Falls and has a Masters in Transformational Leadership from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

“Danita brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great addition to our board.” Anderson said.
 
The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development.
 
The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          North Dakota Ranks #2 in Business Survival Rates   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranked 2nd in the nation for business survival rates according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics data series. The study assessed the states in which new businesses were most likely to survive.
 
“We are very pleased that North Dakota continues to outpace the nation with one of the best business survival rates in the country,” North Dakota Department of Commerce Economic Development & Finance Division Director Paul Lucy said. “This study is additional proof that our business climate is one of the top in the nation for supporting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and expansions.”
 
In 2003, there were 1,094 business establishments born in North Dakota. Nearly half of these businesses (47.1 percent) survived until 2013. Nationally, 610,082 businesses were established in the United States in 2003. Of these businesses, 226,809 (37.17percent) survived. Overall, California had the highest survival rate.
 
The number of limited liability companies registered in North Dakota increased 130 percent during the past four years from 12,459 to 28,657, according to North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger. “This number of new businesses along with this recent top ranking survival rate shows the continued strength of North Dakota.”
 
The complete Bureau of Economic Analysis report is available at http://www.bls.gov/bdm/.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Heute war es wieder ein erfolgreicher Tag (01.02.2017, Wolfgang Back)   
Bierenbachtal ist der Wohnort von Heinz Schmitz. Dort hat er auch ein selbst gestricktes Videostudio aufgebaut. Dieses Studio ist ständig im Umbruch und wird mit der Technik und dem Bühnenbild ständig überarbeitet. Für mich ist es manchmal schwer, die richtigen Kameras anzusprechen. Immerhin sind hier 6 Kameras im Einsatz, die vollautomatisch die einzelnen Szenen aufzeichnen. Später lässt sich dann einfach - so einfach ist es auch wieder nicht- ein Ablauf für die Sendung zusammenschneiden.
Es stellte sich jedoch heraus, dass die Laufzeit der Kameras exakt auf 30 Minuten begrenzt ist. Heute produzierten wir mehrere Sendungen und eine davon war 30:11 Min/sec lang. Die letzten 11 Sekunden Überlänge müssen jetzt irgendwie zusammengeschnitten werden. Doch das dürfte für Heinz Schmitz kein Problem sein.
Unser Hauptprojekt bestand heute darin, dass wir Prof. Thomas Christaller über Skype befragen konnten. Er war damals, bis zum Jahre 2001, der Institutsleiter bei der GMD für neuronale Strukturen. Darunter gehörte auch die Behandlung von Roboterstrukturen. Einige Produkte des Instituts konnte ich damals kennenlernen und einige Entwicklungen wurden auch im Computerclub 1 gezeigt. Ich will heute noch nicht zu viel verraten, da die Sendung erst in ein paar Tagen eingestellt wird.

Am Samstag dieser Woche wird eine weitere Sendung neu eingestellt. Es geht dabei um Datenvermittlung vor 40 Jahren. Relativ frühzeitig etablierte man in Deutschland ein digitales Informationsnetz, das sich in vielen Punkten später im Internet wieder finden ließ.
BTX, Bildschirmtext, war eigentlich ein recht modernes System, das aber fürchterlich schlecht gemanaged wurde. Da es damals noch ein Bundesministerium der Post gab, kümmerten sich unfähige Beamten des Ministeriums um Dinge, die sie selbst nicht verstanden.
Dennoch gab es auch einige Lichtblicke. Der Computerclub 1 gehörte zu diesen Lichtblicken, da hier erstmals Telesoftware angeboten wurde. War es vorher noch gang und gäbe, dass man Computerprogramme vom Bildschirm abtippte, so war dieses Angebot plötzlich neu: man konnte Telesoftware bequem in seinen eigenen Heimcomputer einladen. Und manchmal funktionierte das sogar.
Wir waren auf der Suche nach dem damaligen Inspirator für diese neue Art der Datenübertragung. Mitgemischt hat damals Michael Mengeringhausen, der zum einen zur Bundespost einen guten Draht hatte, zum anderen aber auch an unsere User dachte. Der Erfolg lag auf der Hand: über Jahre hinweg belegte der Computerclub 1 die Spitzenposition in der Beliebtheitsskala des BTX-Systems.
Michael Mengeringhausen ist seit langer Zeit in Amerika tätig. Wir fanden ihn in Florida und wollten neben einem Rückblick auch eine Einschätzung der künftigen Datenkommunikation erfahren.
Der Link auf die neue Sendung wird bald hier zu sehen sein.



          Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small   
By ABC News


The next big thing in aviation may be really small.

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.

What's got aviation geeks salivating at Farnborough, this year's biggest aviation jamboree that features participants from 40 countries, are the commercial possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones to most of us.

Drones are more commonly known for their use in conflict areas. This week Hamas launched for the first time an unmanned drone into Israeli airspace that was shot down.

But drones, which can weigh less than an ounce, have potential commercial applications that are vast. The industry, military and non-military, is growing and could according to some see investments of nearly $90 billion over the next ten years.

Experts say they can be adapted to fly over fields to determine when crops need watering, fly into clouds in hopes of offering more precise predictions on twisters, track endangered rhinos, spot wildfires and search out vast stretches of land for missing children.

And like the dawn of the era of aviation a little over a century ago, innovations are often being conducted by individuals with an idea and endless enthusiasm. They won't find it easy though as the big players in the markets, such as Boeing and Airbus, are also getting involved.

A lot of the research has been taking place in big flat places such as the Plains States, where a broad expanse of land combines with universities near military bases with air space exclusions to make research possible.

Where California had Silicon Valley to drive its high-tech industries, America's central belt from North Dakota to Texas could become a new research and commercial center for the aviation industry — the Silicon Plains.

"This is open country for entrepreneurs," said Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma's secretary of science and technology. "There will be a Steve Jobs."

But things are a bit on hold at the moment for the American makers of unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, as they await rules from the Federal Aviation Administration. Under current rules, you can legally fly drones for "recreational purposes," as long as you comply with certain basic guidelines — such as keeping well clear of airports.

Commercial operations are only allowed with special authorization, a cumbersome process that the government intends to streamline. Once they are able to do this, McKeever suggests the situation will be akin to the land rush that sent land-hungry settlers scurrying to his state in 1889.

The FAA is developing regulations to permit the widespread commercial use of drones while protecting privacy and preventing interference with larger aircraft. As part of this process, the FAA in December selected six test sites around the country where research on drones will be conducted in a variety of environments.

North Dakota is one of them, and Brian Opp, manager of aerospace business development for the North Dakota Department of Commerce, is at Farnborough, promoting the virtues of the weather. In other words, if your drone can work in the midst of a freezing North Dakota winter or its scorching summer, it will work anywhere.

"That's good news for us," Opp said cheerfully.

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          Fargo 2.0: It’s Not Like the Movie   
By Seattle Times


Growing up here, Greg Tehven heard all the jokes.

“When I’d tell people I was from Fargo, I would get laughed at. It was almost as if other cities bullied us,” said Tehven, 29, a self-appointed community booster and co-founder of Emerging Prairie, a network of local entrepreneurs and startups.

It was bad enough when the movie “Fargo” came out two decades ago. Now it’s back as a TV show, and this time, the gap between the Fargo on screen — the one with the woodchipper — and the city that surrounds him is galling.

Tehven’s Fargo is the five-block radius of downtown; a vibrant community of artists, tech entrepreneurs, college kids and possibilities. Once hollowed out, the downtown is now crowded with coffee shops, restaurants and quirky shops that draw in crowds of strolling pedestrians and cyclists.

Tehven’s Fargo is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.

Newcomers are pouring into the Fargo-Moorhead region, pushing its borders outward, filling the schools to capacity, but still not filling all its 5,700 current job vacancies.

Neighboring West Fargo has built so many new schools, they hold contests to come up with names. Fargo itself, population 109,000, now sprawls across 48 square miles, a footprint the size of Boston.

“You feel like you died and went to heaven,” said James Gartin, president of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp. — the man in charge of encouraging economic growth in a place now ranked as the best place in America to find a job, the country’s third-safest community and its fourth-fastest growing metro region.

“It’s electric,” Gartin said. “It’s just an incredible time to be in this market. Not only with the business growth, but we have this incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

These are boom times for all of North Dakota, as western oil fields bring in money and jobs at a staggering rate. The unemployment rate is near 2 percent and there’s so much revenue rolling in, the Legislature has cut taxes by $2.4 billion since 2009, yet the state still has a $500 million surplus.

The Bakken oil fields are 400 miles northwest of here, and while the region benefits from the oil boom, most of its prosperity is coming from within. The largest employers in town are the health-care companies, the region’s many universities, the banks and the tech companies, led by Microsoft.

Beyond the five-block core of downtown, Fargo levels out into a sprawl of neighborhoods and businesses, with more going up every day; 2,700 new housing permits have been issued this year.

Plenty of towns talk about revitalizing their downtowns. Fargo is actually doing it, thanks to the happy combination of a good economy, a thriving business climate and motivated residents.

“We’re building the kind of city we want to live in,” Tehven said.

The rebirth of Fargo started with one building, and one man determined to save it.

When Doug Burgum sold his Great Plains Software to Microsoft more than a decade ago, he turned his time and resources to invest in the neglected downtown.

He started with a dilapidated old school-supply building that was about to be razed for a parking lot. In 2000, the city paid Burgum $100,000 to take it off its hands.

Burgum refurbished the building and donated it to North Dakota State University. Today, it’s Renaissance Hall and houses the university’s architecture department.

Other developers stepped forward to renovate other buildings.

“People ask, ‘What’s left to do?’ ” Burgum said. “I tell them we’re just getting started.”

The downtown is an attractive city center with amenities that can make the difference in attracting new businesses and workers.

“Value what makes your community distinctive. Don’t try to look like everyone else,” said Thomas Fisher, dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.

The two largest demographic groups in America today are the baby boomers and the millennials, born between the 1980s and 2000s.

Both groups, Fisher said, are being drawn to downtown living, often for the same reasons — they want the entertainment, shops and amenities you can walk to, unlike the sidewalk-free sprawl of the suburbs.

Fargo is a city of networkers. One person will notice that the downtown alleys could use some sprucing up, and in short order Alley Fair gets created, with volunteers fanning out over town to fill vacant alleys with art, plants and light. It can feel like the city has a downtown-improvement flash mob.

“Fargo is filled with really talented, creative, hardworking people that care,” Tehven said. “And we’re having the time of our lives.”

Fargo 2.0: It’s Not Like the Movie - seattletimes.com



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          Innovate ND Business Competition Winners Announced    
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced the winners of the Innovate ND business competition for entrepreneurs held May 30th in Bismarck.

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          Innovate ND Business Competition Deadline Approaching   
By ND Commerce
The Innovate ND business competition for entrepreneurs will be held May 30th at 9 a.m. at Great River Energy located at 1611 East Century Avenue in Bismarck. All submission for the competition must be made by May 23rd.
 
“This new Innovate ND business competition for entrepreneurs is designed to capitalize on previous successes and brand development efforts, and move to the next level in helping entrepreneurs grow their business,” Jared Stober entrepreneurship program manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “The competition has $21,000 available for this year’s participants.”
 
The pitch competition will allow each participant one minute to present their business idea. A two-page executive summary will be required to enter the pitch competition.
 
The idea competition will provide an opportunity for startups to compete based on their business idea. This will also serve as a starting point for Innovate ND participants to gain feedback for their idea and serve as a launch pad to take their idea to the next level.
 
The venture competition is targeted toward businesses that are ready for venture capital or at an advanced stage. Innovate ND works with venture capital and angel investment firms to create potential opportunities to make a business deal during the competition.
 
The Innovate ND program costs $250 and offers the opportunity to access up to $2,500 worth of services to help in the development of business ideas through access to multiple resources. For more information visit: www.InnovateND.com.
 
The Innovate ND business competition is part of an expanded program focused on fostering innovation and accelerating venture formation/growth in North Dakota. Since 2006, Innovate ND has served over 450 entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage ventures by providing a comprehensive educational program and coaching through entrepreneurial centers to help entrepreneurs build new ventures.

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          New Innovate ND Business Competition Announced   
The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the launch of the new Innovate ND business competition for entrepreneurs. The competition will be held May 30th starting at 9 a.m. at Great River Energy located at 1611 East Century Avenue in Bismarck.
 
“It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in North Dakota,” Jared Stober entrepreneurship program manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “This new Innovate ND business competition for entrepreneurs is designed to capitalize on previous successes and brand development efforts, and move to the next level in helping entrepreneurs grow their business.”
 
The competition has $21,000 available for this year’s participants. All prize money will be pooled, with $1,000 allocated for a one minute pitch competition, $5,000 allocated for an idea competition and $15,000 allocated for a venture competition.
 
The pitch competition will allow each participant one minute to present their business idea. A two-page executive summary will be required to enter the pitch competition.
 
The idea competition will provide an opportunity for startups to compete based on their business idea. This will also serve as a starting point for Innovate ND participants to gain feedback for their idea and serve as a launch pad to take their idea to the next level.
 
The venture competition is targeted toward businesses that are ready for venture capital or at an advanced stage. Innovate ND works with venture capital and angel investment firms to create potential opportunities to make a business deal during the competition. All submission for the competition must be made by May 23rd.
 
The Innovate ND program costs $250 and offers the opportunity to access up to $2,500 worth of services to help in the development of business ideas through access to multiple resources. For more information visit: www.InnovateND.com.
 
The Innovate ND business competition is part of an expanded program focused on fostering innovation and accelerating venture formation/growth in North Dakota. Since 2006, Innovate ND has served over 450 entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage ventures by providing a comprehensive educational program and coaching through entrepreneurial centers to help entrepreneurs build new ventures.

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          Small Business Hands-On Workshops to be Held Across State   
by ND Commerce

The state of North Dakota and Microsoft are teaming up to bring Small Business Hands-on Workshops to entrepreneurs across the state. The mobile lab will be traveling across western North Dakota on May 7th in Dickinson, May 8th in Bismarck and May 9th in Minot.

Location for the workshops include:
 

These hands-on lab sessions will be held for small businesses during two sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at each location. The session are focused on small business owners wanting to experience cloud computing and the benefits of working from anywhere, at any time, on any device.
 
The program is part of the Digital Alliance, a public-private alliance which brings Microsoft training and resources to North Dakotans in kindergarten through graduate school to increase skills in three main areas: education, employability and entrepreneurship.
 
The Digital Alliance and associated programs are part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative, designed to create millions of opportunities for young people in the United States over the next three years. The Digital Alliance, which was launched March 2013, is a three-year commitment projected to impact North Dakotans in every corner of the state. Programs are available in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, adult learning centers, and Job Service offices.
 
Participating agencies in the program include:  North Dakota Department of Commerce, Career and Technical Education, Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota Education Technology Council, Department of Public Instruction, Marketplace for Kids and North Dakota University System.

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          UND Center for Innovation Announces New UAS Tenant   
by ND Commerce
The UND Center for Innovation Foundation’s technology incubator announced today that Virginia-based software company, VirtualAgility, has signed on as one of the first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) tenants.
 
“We are extremely impressed by the UND Center for Innovation’s commitment to emerging technology, and the breadth and depth of the talent pool available in North Dakota,” Stuart Rudolph, President and CEO of VirtualAgility, said. “As we expand our UAS offerings, North Dakota provides the necessary infrastructure to support our plan to become the premier provider of UAS information management.”  
 
“Stuart Rudolph is a seasoned entrepreneur who quickly assessed the significant opportunity in North Dakota with his technology in one of the nation’s first UAS Test Sites, “ Bruce Gjovig,  CEO & Entrepreneur Coach of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation said. “ While at the UAS  Industry Summit he met with other UAS companies in our tech incubator, and  they immediately identified synergy that was possible in the incubator.”
 
North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of UAS research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota's position as a leader in UAS. 
 
“It is exciting to see VirtualAgility recognizing new business opportunities with UAS in North Dakota and taking steps to establish a presence here,” Brian Opp, Manager of Aerospace Business Development at the North Dakota Department of Commerce said.    
 
The signing occurred following the Northern Plains UAS industry day held earlier this month in Grand Forks. This event, coordinated by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, focused on attracting companies interested in partnering with the test site.
 
Last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the state’s congressional delegation in announcing that North Dakota’s test site for UAS is the nation’s first to be certified ready for operations.
 
VirtualAgility provides a user-configurable platform that allows persons who are not specialists in information technology to create sophisticated, integrated applications. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense utilize VirtualAgility technology in mission-critical applications requiring high degrees of security, accessibility, usability and breadth of functionality. Virtual AirBoss™ is designed to simplify the process of capturing, sharing and reporting on UAS activities.
 
The UND Center for Innovation Foundation is one of the premier venture development organizations in the United States, and has been ranked as one of the top entrepreneur centers in the nation by such entities as NBIA, SSTI, EDA and SBA. The foundation’s mission is to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to entrepreneur capital as well as provide vital entrepreneur infrastructure such as the Ina May Rude Entrepreneur Center, a tech incubator. 
 

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          Dalrymple Touts North Dakota's Strong Economy at Forbes Reinventing America Summit   
By ND Governor
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago and spoke to attendees about the strength of North Dakota’s economy and how the state is leading the nation in economic growth, job creation and the expansion of targeted industries. Dalrymple was invited to address the summit by Forbes publisher and North Dakota native, Rich Karlgaard.
 
“Exciting things are happening in North Dakota and the nation is taking notice,” Dalrymple said. “We have a strong message of growth and innovation, and I enjoyed bringing that message to the summit as an example of what can be done across the country.”
 
During his remarks, the Governor highlighted some of the state’s economic milestones and rankings, including recent reports that name North Dakota a leader in both personal income and population growth.
 
Dalrymple stated that for the sixth time in the last seven years, North Dakota has recorded the strongest personal income growth among all states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The state’s average personal income increased 7.6 percent last year, while the nation averaged 2.6 percent growth. The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that population growth is being reported in all regions of the state and that a number of North Dakota communities and counties ranked among the nation’s fastest growing.
 
The Forbes Reinventing America Summit is a first-of-its-kind event bringing together industry executives, entrepreneurs, academics and elected officials who are leading the next revolution of innovation and opportunity in the country. Joining Dalrymple as speakers were Steve Forbes, Forbes Media; Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; David Cote, Honeywell; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments.
 

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          Innovate ND Launches 2014 Boot Camp Series   
By ND Commerce
Innovate ND, a statewide program that assists entrepreneurs in developing business ideas, is hosting a series of Proving Ground Boot Camps across the state. The first boot camp will be held March 1 at Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
           
“The Proving Ground Boot Camp Series is an excellent opportunity for North Dakota entrepreneurs to help not only build confidence in the development of their new business but growing their leadership capacity to launch their new venture successfully into the marketplace,” Jared Stober entrepreneurship program manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “The Proving Ground Boot Camp Series will help entrepreneurs develop and enhance their business plan in order to become market competitive and investor worthy.”
 
The first of the series of boot camps will focus on the business concept testing ground. In this boot camp, participants will learn entrepreneurship is a process and a mindset for finding, organizing resources and pursuing opportunities in the marketplace. The outcome for this boot camp will include developing a concise positioning statement, a framework for an executive summary and a roadmap to business milestones.
 
“This boot camp will teach enrollees how to strategically think about the five key ingredients necessary for a successful new business: value-creating idea, technical know-how, resources, contacts and customer orders,” Stober said. “Participants will also get to evaluate and test their new venture ideas against a framework for making better entrepreneurial decisions that will keep the business competitive in the market.”
 
To register, visit InnovateND.com or contact Innovate ND at InnovateND@nd.gov.
 
About Innovate ND

Since 2006, Innovate ND has served over 450 entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage ventures by providing a comprehensive educational program and coaching through entrepreneurial centers to help build new ventures. The newly launched Innovate ND program features:
 
  • Innovate ND Vouchers – Once enrolled in Innovate ND each participant gets up to $2,500 that can be used to advance their business.  The $2,500 can be used for coaching and consulting services at an entrepreneurial center, creating a business plan or developing a prototype. For more information please visit one of the five entrepreneurial centers in ND.
  • Educational Services - Innovate ND offers multiple educational services to build a strong foundation for entrepreneurs to start their venture.  Entrepreneur Boot Camps will be held in the spring and fall of each year, and an online class is available upon enrollment in Innovate ND.  The educational services address key topics and Innovate ND participants can attend at any stage in their business development.  The educational content is valued at over $2,200.
  • Online Resources - The new Innovate ND website, currently in development and set to launch this summer, will serve as a resource to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their business. Visitors will have access to new content and an online forum to help build their entrepreneurial resources and contacts.
  • Business Competitions – Innovate ND holds an annual competition in the spring of each year.  There are two categories for participants to compete; an Idea Competition and a Venture Competition. The Idea Competition provides an opportunity for startups to compete based on their business idea. This will also serve as a starting point for Innovate ND participants to gain feedback for their idea and serve as a launch pad to take their idea to the next level. Innovate ND also holds a venture competition targeted toward businesses that are ready for venture capital or at an advanced stage.
 
For more information visit or to register visit: www.InnovateND.com or visit one of the following entrepreneurial centers.
 
 
 

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           Attentional Selection and Action Selection in the Ventral and Orbital Prefrontal Cortex    
Rushworth, Matthew F.S. and Buckley, Mark J. and Gough, Patricia and Alexander, Iona H. and Kyriazis, Diana and McDonald, Kathryn R. and Passingham, Richard E. (2005) Attentional Selection and Action Selection in the Ventral and Orbital Prefrontal Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 25 (50). pp. 11628-11636. ISSN 0270-6474
          New Innovate ND Program Launched   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the launch of the new Innovate ND program for entrepreneurs. The expanded program focuses on fostering innovation and accelerating venture formation/growth in North Dakota.
 
“It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in North Dakota,” Entrepreneurship Program Manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce Jared Stober said. “This new program is designed to capitalize on previous successes and brand development efforts, and move to the next level in helping entrepreneurs grow their business. The new features announced today are designed to help people with innovative ideas build a business no matter what stage they are at.”
 
Since 2006, Innovate ND has served over 450 entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage ventures by providing a comprehensive educational program and coaching through entrepreneurial centers to help entrepreneurs build new ventures.
 
New Innovate ND Features include:
  • Innovate ND Vouchers – When signing up with Innovate ND each participant initially receives up to $2,500 that can be used to advance their business.  The $2,500 voucher may be used for coaching and consulting services at an entrepreneurial center, creating a business plan or developing a prototype.  Additional vouchers are available for businesses who meet established criteria. For more information please visit one of the five entrepreneurial centers in ND.
 
  • Educational Services - Innovate ND will offer multiple educational services to build a strong foundation for entrepreneurs to start their venture.  Entrepreneur Boot Camps will be held in the spring and fall of each year and an online class is available upon sign up for Innovate ND.  The educational services address key topics and Innovate ND participants can attend at any stage in their business development. The educational content is valued at over $2,200.
 
  • Online Resources - The new Innovate ND website, which is still in development, will serve as a resource to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their business. Visitors will have access to new content and an online forum to help build their entrepreneurial resources and contacts.
 
  • Business Competitions – Innovate ND will hold an annual competition in the spring of each year.  There will be two categories for participants to compete; an Idea competition and a Venture Competition. The Idea Competition will provide an opportunity for startups to compete based on their business idea. This will also serve as a starting point for Innovate ND participants to gain feedback for their idea and serve as a launch pad to take their idea to the next level. Innovate ND will also hold a Venture Competition targeted toward businesses that are ready for venture capital or at an advanced stage.  Additional details about the competition will be available at a later date.
 
“A key to future success in North Dakota is fueling innovation and nurturing entrepreneurs who help build the businesses of tomorrow,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “The capacity to innovate and grow entrepreneurs increasingly separates regions that are growing from those that are not.”
 
The new Innovate ND program costs $250 and offers the opportunity to access up to $2,500 worth of resources to help in the development of business ideas through access to multiple resources. For more information visit: www.InnovateND.com or visit one of the following entrepreneurial centers.
 

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           Design and Analysis of a General Recurrent Neural Network Model for Time-Varying Matrix Inversion    
Zhang, Yunong and Ge, Shuzhi Sam (2005) Design and Analysis of a General Recurrent Neural Network Model for Time-Varying Matrix Inversion. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 16 (6). pp. 1477-1490. ISSN 1045-9227
           Neuronal Predictions of Sparse Linear Representations    
Pearlmutter, Barak A. and Asari, Hiroki and Zador, Anthony M. (2005) Neuronal Predictions of Sparse Linear Representations. In: Forum Acusticum, 2005, Budapest.
          The man who becomes Everyman   
Actor, poet, painter, Ray’s protégé, the immensely talented Soumitra Chatterjee, who won this year’s Légion d’Honneur
           Neural modelling, control and optimisation of an industrial grinding process    
Govindhasamy, James J. and McLoone, Sean F. and Irwin, George W. and French, John J. and Doyle, Richard P. (2005) Neural modelling, control and optimisation of an industrial grinding process. Control Engineering Practice, 13 (10). pp. 1243-1258.
           Computationally efficient sequential learning algorithms for direct link resource-allocating networks    
Asirvadam, Vijanth S. and McLoone, Sean F. and Irwin, George W. (2005) Computationally efficient sequential learning algorithms for direct link resource-allocating networks. Neurocomputing, 69 (1-3). pp. 142-157.
           Fast Robust Subject-Independent Magnetoencephalographic Source Localization Using an Artificial Neural Network    
Jun, Sung Chan and Pearlmutter, Barak A. (2005) Fast Robust Subject-Independent Magnetoencephalographic Source Localization Using an Artificial Neural Network. Human Brain Mapping, 24 (1). pp. 21-34.
           Defect in Non-Coding DNA can Trigger Neurodevelopmental Disorders   
Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) like schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorders encompass a wide range of disabilities associated with the functioning of the brain.

          Создана система для устранения стресса у собак   
Владельцу собаки довольно просто понять, что его собака нервничает, но куда сложнее устранить последствия стресса, и именно для этого была разработана система «Calmz», которая является простым в реализации и эффективным методом лечения стресса у собак. Система облегчения тревоги «Calmz» выглядит, как жилет, который носится на груди и спине собаки. Жилет при включении создает тонизирующие вибрации, используя технологию NeuroSync для того, чтобы направить волны вибраций прямо в нужные места и устранить симптомы стресса и тревоги. Система «Calmz» подходит для всех пород …
           Empowered Hypnosis Audio Companion Meditation App (Healthcare & Fitness)   

Empowered Hypnosis Audio Companion Meditation App 3.5.5


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Hypnosis Audio Programs for Life, Success, Career, Sex, Relationships, Money, Anxiety, Addiction and so much more!
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           Overcome Narcissism Self & Ego by Angie Atkinson (Healthcare & Fitness)   

Overcome Narcissism Self & Ego by Angie Atkinson 3.5.5


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My name is Angela Atkinson, and I'm a certified life coach, an author and a survivor of narcissistic abuse.

My mission is to help you to discover, understand and overcome the narcissistic abuse in your life, and to help you take your life from "just existing" to "really living." I spend my days working to help people who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires - into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.

It's because of my own survivor status that I am so passionate about helping others to discover, understand and overcome the narcissistic abuse, PTSD/C-PTSD and other effects of this pervasive kind of toxic relationship

FREE APP:
This app is free to download and includes over 100 hours of free audio programs, but you must subscribe or unlock to get all content (in-app purchase fees apply).

Audiojoy includes more than just self help audio content; this app from Angie Atkinson brings you audio courses that cover a wide range of self help topics.

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+ Daily featured audio content
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This app includes hundreds of hours of amazing content for dealing with narcissistic people or personal narcissism.

+ Affirmations & Meditations for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors
+ Bringing Sexy Back After Toxic Relationships
+ Co-Parenting with a Narcissist Parallel Parenting
+ Discovering Toxic Narcissists in Relationships
+ Divorce Court With a Narcissist
+ Healing Your Inner Child After Narcissistic Abuse and resources for #ACON (Adult Children of Narcissists)
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+ Life After Narcissistic Abuse
+ Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Support, and Coaching
+ Narcissistic Mothers
+ Narcissists and Smear Campaigns
+ Neuroscience of Personalities (Empath Training) and Psych Hacks
+ No Contact Help No Contact Tips, Hacks and Advice for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors
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          WE ARE ALL THIRD WAY NOW:   
The Case For a Universal  Basic Income (Sebastian Johnson, 7/01/17, The Los Angeles Times)

There are competing ideas about how exactly the policy should work. Advocates on the left call for a UBI that would increase benefits to the poor and be financed by increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Conservative advocates favor an approach wherein programs in the current safety net, such as Social Security and food stamps, are replaced with a UBI. Others favor an incrementalist policy in which current safety net programs are expanded to include all Americans, while another faction wants to build a UBI program from scratch. Despite their differences, all approaches to UBI policy share the core goal of establishing an income floor for every American.

An income floor would help American workers in a number of critical ways. Relieved of the immediate pressure to pay bills, workers could pursue training for the kinds of jobs that automation will bring. A universal basic income would allow skilled workers to take entrepreneurial risks they cannot afford now. It would also allow Americans to work fewer hours but maintain their living standards, leaving more time for caregiving and raising children. Overall, UBI would provide a significant boost to the American middle class, which has stagnated even as productivity and overall wealth continue to rise. By putting more money into the pockets of workers, a UBI could fuel aggregate demand and job growth in different sectors across the country.

Momentum is building. Child poverty experts in growing numbers have called on states and the federal government to consider a child allowance -- UBI for kids -- that would help level the playing field for low- and middle-income families. The California Senate is considering ambitious cap-and-trade legislation that would send "climate dividend rebates" to every citizen. Even some oil companies are in favor of schemes to tax carbon and send checks to every American.

          Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines   
Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has founded another tech firm called Neuralink, which aims to create a much more sophisticated artificial intelligence by linking human brains with computers.

Neuralink will focus on using the neural lace technology where humans and machines will be able to interact with each other without using any physical interface.

The so-called neural lace technology works through implantation of electrodes into the brain, which allows people to communicate with machines. Such a blend will allow people to upload as well as download their thoughts as well. It will also improve humans’ cognitive skills in addition to their memory.

Mr. Musk’s SpaceX is meanwhile working on an ambitious plan to take humans to Mars. The new technology would likely be of great help in achieving that goal.

Philip Rhoades, who founded a body-freezing cryonics lab & a brain preserving firm called the Neural Archives Foundation, said, “I am convinced that I need to become a virtual person (via mind uploading) sooner rather than later … I don’t care if your average Facebook user thinks it’s all crazy...”

Electrode implants in the human brain are already used in several people diagnosed with neurological disorders like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. However, these implants aren’t as complex as Mr. Musk envisions them to be.

Companies: 
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People: 

          Search for yield   

Search for yield

David Martinez-Miera, Rafael Repullo 12 October 2015

The 2015 Annual Report of the Bank for International Settlements opened with the following sentence: “Globally, interest rates have been extraordinarily low for an exceptionally long time, in nominal and inflation-adjusted terms, against any benchmark”, adding that “[s]uch low rates are the most remarkable symptom of a broader malaise in the global economy… which has proved exceedingly difficult to understand”. In particular, the report argues that the malaise “reflects to a considerable extent the failure to come to grips with financial booms and busts that leave deep and enduring economic scars”.

Our recent paper (Martinez-Miera and Repullo 2015) tries to face up to the challenge of providing a theoretical model of the connection between real interest rates, credit spreads, and the structure and the risk of the banking system. Specifically, we show how an increase in aggregate savings leads to a reduction in interest rates and spreads, inducing financial intermediaries to search for yield, which ultimately leads to financial instability.

We characterise the endogenous structure of a competitive financial system in which both shadow and traditional banks emerge in equilibrium. We also provide a framework for understanding the emergence of endogenous boom and bust cycles, as well as the procyclical nature of the shadow banking system, the existence of countercyclical risk premia, and the low levels of interest rates and spreads leading to the build-up of risks during booms. Our findings provide a consistent explanation for a number of stylised facts of the period preceding the 2007-2009 financial crisis (see Brunnermeier 2009 for a recollection of some of these facts).

Interest rate spreads and financial sector structure

To analyse the links between aggregate savings, interest rates and financial instability, we focus on the role of banks as intermediaries between entrepreneurs, who need funds for their investment projects, and (uninsured) investors. Banks can monitor entrepreneurs’ projects, which reduces their probability of default but entails a cost for the banks. We assume that monitoring is not contractible, so there is a moral hazard problem, which is the key informational friction driving our results. We show that there are circumstances in which banks choose not to monitor entrepreneurs and others in which they do choose to monitor them. We associate the first case to (shadow) banks that originate-to-distribute, and the second case to (traditional) banks that originate-to-hold.

Our (partial equilibrium) results show that which case obtains depends on the spread between the lending rate and the expected return required by the investors, which under risk-neutrality equals the safe rate. In particular, a reduction in this spread reduces monitoring, and makes it more likely that banks will find it optimal to originate-to-distribute.

To endogenise interest rates and interest rate spreads, we embed our model of bank finance into a general equilibrium setup in which a large set of heterogeneous entrepreneurs that differ in their observable risk type seek finance for their investment projects from a competitive banking sector. We assume that the higher the total investment in projects of a particular risk type, the lower the return, and characterise the equilibrium for a fixed aggregate supply of savings. We show that safer entrepreneurs will borrow from shadow banks while riskier entrepreneurs will borrow from traditional banks.

Aggregate savings and financial instability

To assess whether a global savings glut may have an impact on financial stability, we investigate the effects of an exogenous increase in the aggregate supply of savings. We show that a global savings glut (to use the terminology of Bernanke 2005) leads to a reduction in interest rates and interest rate spreads, an increase in investment and in the size of banks’ lending to all types of entrepreneurs, an expansion of the relative size of the shadow banking system, and a reduction in the monitoring intensity and hence an increase in the probability of failure of the traditional banks. Hence, we have a model that links aggregate savings with the structure and the risk of the banking system.

Although we focus on the effects of an exogenous increase in the supply of savings, the same effects obtain when there is an exogenous decrease in the demand for investment, due for example to a negative productivity shock. Thus, the model provides an explanation of the way in which changes leading to a reduction in the equilibrium real rate of interest, as those noted by Summers (2014), can be linked to an increase in financial instability.

A first extension of our results shows that the effect of a savings glut on financial stability critically depends on the increase in the size of the traditional banks. When banks that originate-to-hold cannot increase their balance sheets, there will be a greater increase in the size of the shadow banking system, a greater reduction in the safe rate, and wider spreads for the traditional banks, so they will become safer. But as soon as these banks are able to relax the constraint, they will become riskier. This result allows us to distinguish between the short- and the long-run effects of a savings glut, and provides a rationale for the idea that the build-up of risks happens when (real) interest rates are ‘too low for too long’.

A second extension deals with the case where investors are risk averse. We show that a reduction in risk aversion has similar effects as a savings glut except for the level of the safe rate, which goes up instead of down, due to the shift in investment toward riskier entrepreneurs that reduces the funds available for safer ones. This provides a simple way to empirically distinguish a savings glut from a reduction in investors’ risk appetite.

Endogenous booms and busts

Finally, we extend our model to a dynamic setting in which the aggregate supply of savings is endogenous. Specifically, the supply of savings at any date is the outcome of agents’ decisions at the previous date together with the realisation of a systematic risk factor that affects the return of entrepreneurs’ projects. For good realisations of the risk factor, aggregate savings will accumulate (the boom state) leading to lower interest rates and spreads, which translate into higher risk-taking. In this situation the economy is especially vulnerable to a bad realisation of the risk factor, which can lead to a crisis (the bust state). The associated reduction in aggregate savings leads to higher interest rates and spreads, which translate into lower risk-taking and a safer financial system. Then savings will grow, restarting the process that leads to another boom and a fragile financial system. In this manner, we can generate endogenous boom and bust cycles.

The dynamic model yields other interesting testable results. First, interest rates and interest rate spreads are countercyclical. Second, during booms the safe rate may be below investors’ subjective discount rate, and it may even be negative. Third, the shadow banking system is highly procyclical. Fourth, even when investors are risk neutral, they behave as if they were risk averse, so risky assets have positive risk premia. Fifth, even when investors’ preferences do not change over time, such risk premia are countercyclical.

Conclusion

Summing up, our research addresses a challenging issue, namely to provide an explanation for the connection between interest rates and financial stability. Specifically, our results rationalise the links between a global savings glut, the low level of real interest rates, and the incentives to search for yield by financial intermediaries. Moreover, the results provide a rationale for a number of empirical facts in the run-up of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

It should be noted that we abstract from any kind of nominal frictions, which is why monetary policy is absent from our model of search for yield. Introducing nominal frictions would allow studying the connection between monetary policy and financial stability, a topic that merits further research.

References

Bank for International Settlements (2015), 85th Annual Report, Basel.

Bernanke, B (2005), “The Global Saving Glut and the U.S. Current Account Deficit”, Sandridge Lecture, Virginia Association of Economists, Richmond, Virginia.

Brunnermeier, M (2009), “Deciphering the Liquidity and Credit Crunch 2007-2009”, Journal of Economic Perspectives 23: 77-100.

Martinez-Miera, D, and R Repullo (2015), “Search for Yield”, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 10830.

Rajan, R (2005), “Has Financial Development Made the World Riskier?”, Proceedings of the Jackson Hole Conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Summers, L (2014), “US Economic Prospects: Secular Stagnation, Hysteresis, and the Zero Lower Bound”, Business Economics 49: 65-73.

Topics:  Macroeconomic policy

Tags:  yield, interest rates, Fed, Bank of England


          Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Foolish Investment Idea   

Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

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What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

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Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/olympia-washington-reason-94-why-joining-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-foolish-investment-idea-827046.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Regrettable Investment Idea   

Orange, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Regrettable Investment Idea

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orange-ca-reason-93-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-regrettable-investment-idea-827045.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Unacceptable Choice   

Paradise, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Ddesktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Unacceptable Choice

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

When people needed or wanted something in the old days, they'd look up information in the yellow pages.  Today, people turn to search engines to find what they want or need.

Each day, on average, Google searches currently total over 400,000,000.  When people are looking to purchase something they want/need, more-and-more they're going "on line" to find out what other people think or say about a certain product, service or brand.  The relevancy that influences people's buying behavior is other people's conversations.  That's if they can find a conversation and if it provides the value that people are looking for.  If one can learn "how" to use social media correctly then they'll understand "what" the market is looking for and "where" they are looking.

To sum up:
For many, the Web isn't a place to look for information — it's the only place.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/paradise-nv-reason-90-why-join-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-unacceptable-choice-827042.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Tooele, UTAH Reason #208 Why One Should Book a Treatment at "Amara Day Spa" in Lehi (www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne is to Improve The Skin-Texture with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)   

Tooele, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

~Book a Service at Amara Day Spa: 801-226-2300
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1825 W Traverse Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043

In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

~Book a Phone-Consultation with Taryn: 385-355-4868
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Tooele, UTAH Reason #208 Why One Should Book a Treatment at "Amara Day Spa" in Lehi (http://www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne is to Improve The Skin-Texture with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
https://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx

1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
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If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Sunset, UTAH Reason #205 Why One Should Book a Service at Amara Day Spa Salon and Boutique in Lehi (AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Is to Protect the Skin with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)   

Sunset, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

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In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

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Sunset, UTAH Reason #205 Why One Should Book a Service at Amara Day Spa Salon and Boutique in Lehi (.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne is to Protect The Skin with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
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1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
https://www.asds.net/_PublicResources.aspx?id=536&terms=facials

When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

Ask Taryn About New Revolutionary Treatments! Call Now! 801-226-2300
Book A Facial with Taryn Today! http://www.amaradayspa.com/request-appointment

Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AddM1LafzIM&feature=youtu.be

Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
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If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Poor Investment Idea   

Orem, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

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What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

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Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

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Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

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For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

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(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

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So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

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But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Key Points

SEO: G3 Development provides search engine optimized articles once each week to literally 'train' the search engines to index content more frequently. In addition, our articles are optimized with keywords and customized links that help search engines measure relevance and connectivity with related sites.

Localization: Localized searching is becoming more and more important as mobile devices and local networks leverage geo-tagging for prioritizing search results for consumers. Search engines now consider where the client is and provides search results based on the location. Considering this, G3 Development provides geo-centric keyword optimization to help distinguish content and take advantage of localized searching.

Customization: Each article contains personalized content including names, contact information, and personal variables. In this way G3 provides customized content that has a unique profile, forcing search engines to consider each blog in the network as unique. Participants enjoy a customized experience and feel 'ownership' of the content, encouraging sharing and promotion.

Social Media: Each article published by G3 Development contains sharing badges for the leading social networks, making our customized content as easy to share as a single click. Participants who have Facebook, Delicious, Digg, MySpace or Twitter accounts can share their articles with their friends easily and quickly. Readers can also share the articles, making them even more extensive and valuable. Participants with an aggressive social media plan can share their blog content knowing that the links in each article will bring readers back to their respective Home page.

Compliance: G3's articles are written by professionals, participants do not have to worry about compliance issues and enjoy a certain level of comfort in knowing that content that holds up to communication standards.

Synergy: Because G3 publishes the same foundational article to each participant, the organization moves together as a whole with a common message and a consistent conversation. Group synergy can be achieved and synchronized for special events, new product releases, and special news stories, etc.

Blogging: Participants have the option to blog their own content. This exciting opportunity allows achievers to set themselves apart and to extend their reach with personal stories and experiences. G3 Development provides complete access to the blog and video training content designed to introduce participants to blogging.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:

1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."

2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.

3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.

4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.

5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.

6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities – while the competition is.

7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

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          Syracuse, UTAH Reason #206 Why One Should Book a Service Package at Amara Day Spa in Lehi (www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Hewlett is to Prevent Aging (Anti-Aging) with a Basic Microdermabrasion   

Syracuse, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

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In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

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Syracuse, UTAH Reason #206 Why One Should Book a Service Package at Amara Day Spa in Lehi (http://www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Hewlett is to Prevent Aging (Anti-Aging) with a Basic Microdermabrasion

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
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1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
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If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Bad Investment Idea   

Overland Park, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

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G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

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Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

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Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

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For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

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Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Bad Investment Idea

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

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Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

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          Taylorsville, UTAH Reason #207 Why One Should Book a Gift Certificate at Amara Salon in Lehi (AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Hewlett Is to Prevent Pre-Mature Aging with a Deep-Pore Facial & Extractions (Glymed)   

Taylorsville, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

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In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

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Taylorsville, UTAH Reason #207 Why One Should Book a Gift Certificate at Amara Salon in Lehi (.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Hewlett is to Prevent Pre-Mature Aging with a Deep-Pore Facial & Extractions (Glymed)

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
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1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/21/eyebrow-tinting-sculpting_n_9038396.html

If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxing

Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Dreadful Choice   

Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Dreadful Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

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          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Local Reputation-Management Needs and Custom Blog Content Creation to www.G3-Development.co Is Colorful   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.

Webmasters and content providers began optimizing sites for search engines in the mid-1990s, as the first search engines were cataloging the early Web. Initially, all webmasters needed to do was to submit the address of a page, or URL, to the various engines which would send a "spider" to "crawl" that page, extract links to other pages from it, and return information found on the page to be indexed. The process involves a search engine spider downloading a page and storing it on the search engine's own server, where a second program, known as an indexer, extracts various information about the page, such as the words it contains and where these are located, as well as any weight for specific words, and all links the page contains, which are then placed into a scheduler for crawling at a later date.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media, it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,

"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

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          Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Foolish Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Foolish Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-arizona-reason-84-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-foolish-choice-825867.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be an Atrocious Choice   

Peoria, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be an Atrocious Choice

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/peoria-az-reason-86-why-aligning-to-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-an-atrocious-choice-825869.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Regrettable Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Regrettable Choice

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.
 
~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

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

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-az-reason-83-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-regrettable-choice-825866.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


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La obra:

En el Prefacio, el autor explica el propósito del libro: «es una tentativa para explicar la historia con la teoría económica y la teoría económica con la historia» (p. 9). Es un intento de relacionar una y otra, mostrando la íntima unidad que se da entre las dos y la mutua dependencia que muestran en todo momento. El libro no es «una historia de la economía ni es una historia del pensamiento económico, sino una parte de ambas. Aspira a explicar, en términos del desarrollo de las instituciones económicas, por qué ciertas doctrinas surgieron en un momento determinado, cómo tuvieron su origen en la misma contextura de la vida social y cómo se desarrollaron, fueron modificadas y finalmente desechadas cuando el diseño de esta contextura fue cambiado» (ibid.).

CAPÍTULO I.— Clérigos, guerreros y trabajadores
Se hace aquí un análisis del sistema de posesión de la tierra en la época feudal, sustentando la tesis de que «la sociedad feudal consistía de estas tres clases, clérigos, guerreros y trabajadores, con estos últimos al servicio de las dos primeras, la eclesiástica y la militar. Así lo entendió por lo menos una persona que vivió en aquella época y que lo comentó en esta forma: ‘Para el caballero y el clérigo, ha de vivir quien hace el trabajo’» (pp. 13-14).
Durante todo el capítulo se insiste en la injusta situación a que se ve sometido el siervo: menos maltratado, es verdad, que el esclavo de otros siglos, pero, de todos modos, desposeído de todo derecho personal.

CAPÍTULO II.— Aparece el comerciante
Se narra, de una manera somera y sencilla, el cambio operado en la vida feudal con el incremento del comercio. Si, en un principio, el feudo era autosuficiente, poco a poco —con el crecimiento de la población— va haciéndose necesario buscar productos que no se tienen en él. Nace así el intercambio de cosas por cosas: el dinero aún se emplea poco. Va surgiendo entonces la actividad comercial, en lo cual influye mucho un hecho importante: las Cruzadas, que con sus grandes movimientos de personas de toda índole, van creando el interés por los objetos de otras regiones.

Nace así un género especial de personas, los comerciantes, que se encargan de poner las mercancías cerca de los lugares de consumo. Un núcleo importante en el Mediterráneo lo constituye Venecia, que fue —dice el autor del libro— una de las ciudades más beneficiadas por las Cruzadas. Al crecer el comercio se hace necesario efectuar las transacciones con mayor agilidad: el dinero adquiere un papel importante y nace entonces el cambista o «cambiador» de dinero.

CAPÍTULO III.— Vamos a la ciudad
Con el auge del comercio crece la población flotante, especialmente en puntos neurálgicos de confluencia de caminos y desembocaduras de ríos. Esta población se va agrupando alrededor de la catedral o de los sectores fortificados llamados burgos. Nace entonces el fauburg o «fuera del burgo», donde se instalaban los comerciantes y viajeros a la sombra del burgo. Poco a poco se organiza la vida del fauburg, se fortifica también y se constituye en algo organizado y con vida propia. Van naciendo las ciudades; la movilidad del dinero aumenta, el comercio y las relaciones se hacen más ágiles y la posesión de la tierra deja de tener el interés tan grande que tuvo antes.

Pronto los comerciantes quieren tener leyes propias y se van organizando más y más. Se puede hablar entonces de una sucesiva independencia, de una libertad conquistada paulatinamente de la rigidez esclavizante de los feudos...

CAPÍTULO IV — Nuevas ideas por viejas ideas
CAPÍTULO V.— El campesino se libera
CAPÍTULO VI.— Y ningún extraño trabajará...
CAPÍTULO VII.— Ahí viene el rey
CAPÍTULO VIII.— El hombre rico
CAPÍTULO IX.— Pobre, mendigo, ladrón
CAPÍTULO X.— Se necesita ayuda hasta de niños de dos años
CAPÍTULO XI.— Oro, grandeza y gloria
CAPÍTULO XII.— ¡Dejadnos hacer!
CAPÍTULO XIII.— El viejo orden cambia...

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          Erasmus per Giovani Imprenditori   

tratto da: www.sviluppoitalia.it


Parte il nuovo programma di mobilità internazionale tra imprenditori europei.


Giovani ed aspiranti imprenditori europei potranno vivere un’esperienza lavorativa, della durata massima di 6 mesi, al fianco di un imprenditore già affermato in un altro paese dell’Unione Europea ed imparare come gestire e sviluppare il proprio business. Questo è il concetto del Progetto “Erasmus per Giovani Imprenditori”, un nuovo programma di mobilità internazionale finanziato dalla Comunità Europea che viene lanciato oggi in contemporanea nei 27 stati membri. Sviluppo Italia Liguria è uno dei partner italiani del programma e gestirà il progetto sul territorio regionale.      

Il programma mira a stimolare l’impresa, la competitività, l’internazionalizzazione e la crescita di nuove aziende in fase di start up e delle PMI, grazie al trasferimento di know-how tra imprenditori già affermati e nuovi imprenditori. 
Visto il successo del Programma Erasmus tra gli studenti, Erasmus per Giovani Imprenditori mira a potenziare la comunicazione tra i cittadini dei differenti stati dell’Unione Europea. Inoltre punta ad accrescere lo spirito imprenditoriale e a fortificare le piccole e medie imprese europee – aspetto cruciale contro la crisi economica vigente” dice Maive Rute, Direttore Promozione e Competitività PMI della Commissione Europea. 

A chi si rivolge il programma? 
Erasmus per Giovani Imprenditori è rivolto a nuovi imprenditori e a imprenditori esistenti. Sono nuovi imprenditori sia coloro che stanno pianificando l’avvio di una nuova impresa, sia coloro che hanno avviato un’attività da non più di 3 anni. Gli imprenditori esistenti sono titolari o manager di piccole e medie imprese localizzate nella Comunità Europea. L’attività del nuovo imprenditore e dell’imprenditore esistente può riguardare qualunque campo o settore. 
Il nuovo imprenditore acquisisce know-how dall’esperienza dell’imprenditore affermato, ma nello stesso tempo contribuisce ad incrementare il business di quest’ultimo, con il suo lavoro, le sue idee ed un punto di vista innovativo. 
Come funziona il programma? 
L’incontro tra i 2 imprenditori è reso possibile grazie all’aiuto di più di 100 organizzazioni intermediarie diffuse in tutti gli stati membri della Comunità Europea, competenti per quanto riguarda il supporto all’impresa (es. Camere di Commercio, incubatori d’impresa, ecc). Tale attività di intermediazione è coordinata da Eurochambres, l’Associazione Europea delle Camere di Commercio e Industria, che opera come ufficio di supporto al programma. Per quanto riguarda la nostra regione, l’organizzazione intermediaria attiva sul territorio è Sviluppo Italia Liguria, a cui ci si può rivolgere per partecipare al programma di mobilità internazionale. 
Sia i nuovi imprenditori che quelli esistenti potranno iscriversi al programma e stabilite contatti con le organizzazioni intermediarie che sceglieranno, tramite il sito www.erasmus-entrepeneurs.eu , saranno queste ultime a farsi carico di organizzare l’incontro e la collaborazione dei nuovi imprenditori con gli imprenditori esistenti che li ospiteranno. Entrambi i soggetti coinvolti stipuleranno una convenzione riguardante i dettagli della visita (es.: working plan, funzioni, responsabilità, ecc.).                 

I nuovi imprenditori riceveranno un contributo finanziario dalla Comunità Europea a copertura dei costi di viaggio, vitto e alloggio. Si conta di organizzare 870 scambi tra il 2009 e il 2010. 
La creazione d’impresa in Europa 
L’Europa non ha ancora mostrato tutto il suo potenziale imprenditoriale e è necessario incoraggiare più persone a fare impresa. Il 51% del giovani europei sarebbe interessato a dar vita ad una sua attività, ma spesso perde la sua ambizione quando si trova di fronte alle difficoltà di mettere in pratica le proprie idee. 
La maggior parte di coloro che intraprendono un’attività, tende ad operare solamente nel mercato nazionale, piuttosto che cogliere opportunità commerciali negli altri stati d’Europa e altrove. Solo 8% delle PMI si affaccia oltre i confini del proprio paese.            

“ 
Sviluppo Italia Liguria, come azienda che da sempre si occupa di creazione e sviluppo d’impresa sul territorio ligure, ha voluto prendere parte a questo programma. Riteniamo che la nostra regione possa essere protagonista in questo progetto di internazionalizzazione, essendo per vocazione storica e geografica una “porta” verso il mondo esterno. Erasmus per Giovani Imprenditori, in questo periodo di crisi economica in cui si rischia di chiudersi nei protezionismi, vuole rappresentare un’innovativa risposta alla doppia sfida di creazione di nuova impresa e sviluppo della cooperazione in Europa. I nuovi imprenditori acquisiscono competenze e prospettive, che non avrebbero potuto apprendere da soli nella fase di start up, e nello stesso tempo allacciano rapporti internazionali che aumentano le loro possibilità di successo” dice Cristina Battaglia, Presidente di Sviluppo Italia Liguria. 



          Trentenni high tech   

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Diecimila euro. Tanti sono bastati a Luca Ascani, a 25 anni appena, per lanciare nel 2004 GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione dal 2007 quotata alla Borsa di Parigi e che oggi ha una capitalizzazione di circa 60 milioni di euro. Scommessa vinta, dunque, per un enfant prodige «senza agganci», che in pochi anni ha saputo trasformare un’idea apparentemente irrealizzabile in una macchina da soldi: stando agli analisti dovrebbe chiudere il 2008 con un giro d’affari di 40 milioni di euro e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa (vedere l’articolo a pagina 19). Ma Ascani non è certo l’unico «genio tecnologico» made in Italy degli ultimi anni. Anzi, nonostante che il nostro Paese sconti un ritardo storico sul fronte dell’innovazione tecnologica (e non solo), le buone idee non mancano: secondo i dati espressamente elaborati per Economy dalla Camera di commercio di Milano, alla fine del 2008 erano esattamente 130.731 le imprese hi-tech italiane, il 3,6% in più del 2007. E la sola Lombardia ne vanta 28.470 (vedere la mappa a pagina 20). A mancare, semmai, sono i fondi di venture capital: quelli che, per capirci, negli Stati Uniti hanno finanziato migliaia di grandi e di piccole aziende tecnologiche, da Google fino alle miriadi di società da anni presenti nella mitica Silicon Valley, l’areea a sud di San Francisco che è tra le regioni più hi-tech del globo.
In Italia più che altrove c’è un folto gruppo di imprenditori di prima generazione, trentenni o poco più, che hanno saputo rischiare nel settore tecnologico. E di fronte alla carenza di capitali hanno iniziato chiamando a raccolta parenti e amici per racimolare i primi soldi da investire. «È quello che gli anglosassoni chiamano l’approccio delle “3F”, ossia family, friends and fools (cioè famiglia, amici e folli, ndr)» dice a Economy Alberto Giusti, 36 anni, «imprenditore seriale» ormai giunto alla sua sesta avventura hi-tech

I business angel. Alle «3F», in alcuni casi, si aggiungono poi i cosiddetti «business angel», ossia gli investitori informali, manager o professionisti, che sono soliti intervenire quando l’attività è ancora in fase embrionale. «Sono privati con patrimoni accumulati sul campo, generalmente nelle stesse attività che vanno poi a finanziare. Per questo motivo, a differenza delle banche, sono in grado di valutare i rischi dei progetti di start-up» specifica Simone Bassanini, senior manager della società di consulenza Kpmg che, con il supporto dell’Aifi (Associazione italiana private equity e venture capital) e di Intesa Sanpaolo, ha tracciato l’identikit dei «business angel» italiani. Il loro investimento medio si aggira sui 180-200 mila euro circa, pari, in genere, a una quota del 30-40%, o anche meno, del capitale sociale. Portano soldi, dunque, ma anche competenze e in 3-5 anni escono, vendendo le proprie quote a terzi, di solito investitori formali: private equity o, ancora, partner industriali veri e propri.
Purché sia possibile trovarne. In Italia, infatti, la strada in questo settore è tutta in salita. Nel primo semestre del 2008 l’Aifi ha calcolato che su 170 operazioni di private equity e di venture capital, per un totale di 2,77 miliardi di euro, soltanto 40 interventi per 52 milioni di euro complessivi hanno riguardato start-up al livello d’inizio. Queste operazioni, oltretutto, sono state coperte nel 50% dei casi da finanziarie regionali e solo in minima parte da banche (7,5%) o da società di gestione del risparmio (2,5%). Eppure «se c’è un momento in cui diventa vitale puntare su nuove idee di business è proprio quello attuale» interviene Alessandro Spada, presidente di Innovab, l’azienda per l’innovazione della Camera di commercio di Milano, Monza e Brianza. «Solamente così si può dare nuovo impulso all’economia una volta che la crisi sarà passata».
Tanto più che con il decreto-legge 112 varato il 25 giugno scorso, meglio noto come «decreto Brunetta», sono state introdotte per la prima volta in Italia misure fiscali che incentivano gli investimenti in start-up. Che sia giunta l’ora della svolta? I tre giovani imprenditori intervistati da Economy nelle pagine che seguono si augurano di sì. E ricordano: «C’è chi pensava che fossimo folli, e invece…».
La loro è una vera professione di ottimismo.

Una ventottenne di Milano ha unito gioielli e tecnologia e oggi vende le sue creazioni nelle migliori gioiellerie d’Europa. Un trentaduenne di Vicenza ha fondato un’azienda di telefonia «low cost» per le chiamate all’estero. Un romano di 29 anni ha fondato un’azienda che ha scavalcato le Alpi per quotarsi a Parigi: ora capitalizza 60 milioni di euro. Antonella Fiorentino, Manuel Zanella e Luca Ascani, nonostante le difficoltà di accesso al credito e le ritrosie di una cultura «made in Italy» che non agevola le start-up tecnologiche di giovani imprenditori, ce l’hanno fatta. Ecco come ci sono riusciti.

Antonella Fiorentino
Gioielli che suonano molto bene
(e le star stanno ad ascoltare)

Si dice che alle spalle di ogni grande uomo agisca una donna forte. In questo caso, una giovane di carattere e dall’indubbio talento imprenditoriale sta dietro un’iniziativa commerciale partita nel dicembre 2008 e che, nel giro di un mese, è già riuscita a conquistare ordini e commesse per un valore superiore ai 100 mila euro.
Lei è Antonella Fiorentino, 28 anni: a cavallo fra il 2007 e il 2008 ha fondato ad Azzate Varesino la società di trading Double Crazy, dalla quale è sorto poi il marchio commerciale «Kiwie Jewels». La missione era trasformare gli oggetti hi-tech più popolari e affermati in veri gioielli, incastonandoli in cornici e in supporti fatti di autentiche pietre preziose. Grazie ad alcune precedenti iniziative commerciali, durate circa un anno, Antonella e il marito Daniele De Molli (37 anni) hanno incamerato la maggior parte del milione necessario all’apertura della nuova impresa.
Hanno sviluppato contatti cruciali con i produttori asiatici di prodotti digitali, tra Mp3 e cuffie per cellulari, mantenendo il design in Italia. «Quello dell’elettronica» dice Fiorentino a Economy «è però un settore maturo dove è difficile riuscire». Per farlo serviva qualcosa di innovativo, che differenziasse l’offerta. «L’abbiamo trovato nei gioielli» continua Fiorentino. «I prodotti Kiwie Jewels oggi sono in 42 vetrine in tutta Italia».
I guadagni dell’azienda hanno raggiunto gli 80 mila euro nel giro di un mese, già alla fine del dicembre 2008. Ma è stato solo l’inizio, perché dopo avere preso parte alla fiera mondiale dell’elettronica di Las Vegas e dopo avere trovato spazio nei punti vendita più chic di Londra, ora Kiwie Jewels vuole ampliare la sua rete. Da febbraio sarà anche in Spagna e in Svizzera, dapprima nei negozi di Foxtown a Mendrisio e poi in altre dieci gioiellerie.
In Italia le creazioni di Kiwie Jewels sono in boutique «trendy»: il Cielo di piazza Duomo a Milano e Brusco, il distributore di Rolex e di Bulgari del centro di Roma. Ma tra due mesi i tecnogioielli saranno in altri 100 negozi: «Naturalmente siamo molto interessati a mercati come gli Emirati Arabi o gli Stati Uniti» dice Antonella «dove però abbiamo già una serie di testimonial di primo piano: ci hanno garantito un’ottima visibilità internazionale».
Sono cantanti come l’emergente Rihanna o famosi come Mariah Carey; ma anche attrici del calibro di Eva Longoria (Casalinghe disperate), cui il marito Tony Parker, campione della pallacanestro, ha appena regalato un ciondolo a forma di cuore che si schiude per scoprire due lettori di file Mp3: è il modello «Twinheart» di Kiwie Jewels. «Crediamo che possa essere un successo per il San Valentino 2009» dice la giovane manager «ed è in vendita a soltanto 80 euro».
L’idea di base è che il lusso hi-tech debba restare il più possibile alla portata di tutti, anche se i prodotti di fascia alta con diamanti, come l’Mp5, partono da 400 euro. Progettata e disegnata nell’atelier di Azzate, in provincia di Varese, ma realizzata in Asia con il supporto delle sedi aperte a Shenzhen, in Cina, la linea Kiwie Jewels è rivestita con pietre incastonate di provenienza certificata, lavorate in Italia da maestri orafi. La gamma, che oggi è fatta di sette «famiglie» di prodotto (compresi gli Swars, orecchini-auricolare tempestati di preziosi), accoglierà presto creazioni inedite: «Il 14 febbraio» dichiara Fiorentino «sarà anche la nostra festa, perché presenteremo le nuove proposte proprio per il giorno degli innamorati. E se tutto andrà bene, il prossimo passo sarà un negozio monomarca».
Intanto c’è la soddisfazione di essere cresciuti senza aiuti. «Abbiamo avuto credito dalle banche» conclude Fiorentino «ma per piccola parte del capitale iniziale. E solo la Popolare di Bergamo ha creduto davvero in noi».

(Roberto Carminati)

Manuel Zanella
L’inventore che convinse il «mito»
della sua infanzia a entrare nei telefoni

L’ufficio di Manuel Zanella è una macchia di colore arancio-verde nel grigio della zona industriale di Vicenza. A pochi centimetri dal computer, sulla scrivania, la foto di suo figlio nato il 12 dicembre 2008. Sulla parete di fronte, due copertine di un mensile economico. La prima ha in primo piano il volto di Silvio Berlusconi. Sulla seconda campeggia Ennio Doris, numero uno di Mediolanum. «Un giorno metterò lì accanto la terza copertina: magari quella di Economy» dice. «E ci sarà la mia foto».
Presuntuoso? Forse. Di sicuro ambizioso e determinato. Zanella, 32 anni, è figlio di un perito elettrotecnico che aveva una fonderia venduta nel 2005 e il mito di Doris, vicentino, imprenditore «fai-da-te» se lo porta dietro da quando è bambino, da quando voleva fare l’inventore. Dopo una laurea in ingegneria elettronica a Padova, inizia a lavorare come «family banker» proprio in Mediolanum. Nel 2003 si sposa e parte per il Kenya. E lì nasce l’idea che nel 2006 lo porta alla fondazione di Zero Mobile: «Per telefonare e ricevere chiamate dall’Africa all’Italia spendevo 6 euro al minuto, un’enormità» racconta.
Come evitare quel salasso? «Non ho fatto altro che guardare a quanto già esisteva in Inghilterra e Stati Uniti» risponde«e ho fondato Zero Mobile, un operatore globale di telefonia low cost rivolto solo a chi viaggia all’estero per lavoro e per turismo».
Particolare è anche il canale di vendita: solo agenzie di viaggi e società che forniscono servizi business alle imprese, oltre alle agenzie Lottomatica. L’idea c’era. Ma servivano i soldi: almeno 250 mila euro, per iniziare. Zanella sapeva che le banche difficilmente avrebbero finanziato una start-up. E voleva che fosse proprio Doris il suo «business angel».

Un incontro difficile. Così decide di andare a casa sua: a Tombolo, vicino Vicenza. Tenta due volte di consegnare una lettera a Doris. Poi ottiene un incontro, ma con un suo collaboratore che non si mostra interessato. Zanella non si arrende. Torna a Tombolo e consegna una terza lettera. È il luglio del 2006. La segreteria di Doris lo chiama e gli fissa un appuntamento. «Questa volta Doris c’era» racconta Zanella. «Mi ha detto: io di telefonia non capisco molto. Ma voglio fidarmi della tua determinazione».
E ha finanziato Zero Mobile con 100 mila euro attraverso due società personali, H Invest eH Equity. Altri 150 mila sono arrivati da Daniele Bortolotti, che è il cognato di Zanella e il titolare di Petrolvilla Group, 400 milioni di ricavi da prodotti petroliferi. Nel 2007, poi, è stato fatto un aumento di capitale fino a 400 milioni. Oggi il 75% di Zero Mobile è in mano alle due società di Doris, il 10% a Petrolvilla Group e il 15% a Zanella. L’azienda ha otto dipendenti e coinvolge una rete di circa 100 agenti. E le sim di Zero Mobile sono in vendita in circa 900 agenzie, più nella rete di Lottomatica. 
Il meccanismo è semplice: Zero Mobile ha un accordo con un operatore di telefonia estone che gli mette a disposizione la piattaforma di roaming internazionale e un sistema («call back») tale per cui la chiamata viene trasformata da internazionale a nazionale. I risparmi arrivano all’85%. E dopo la sim è nato anche lo «Zerofonino», un cellulare dual sim Umts realizzato dalla cinese Techfit (la stessa che produce apparecchi per la Nokia) in cui inserire due card: la prima dell’operatore tradizionale, la seconda di Zero Mobile per i viaggi all’estero. Il business plan prevede 15 milioni di fatturato entro il 2011 e il break even nel 2009. «Gli accordi che abbiamo già in mano ci consentono di pensare che rispetteremo gli obiettivi» dice sicuro Zanella: l’«inventore» vicentino che ha convinto il suo mito dell’infanzia a rischiare con lui.

(Ilaria Molinari)

Luca Ascani
Partire su internet con 10 mila euro
e arrivare a capitalizzare 60 milioni

È del 1979, ma tiene moltissimo a dire che «non ha ancora 30 anni», perché è nato in novembre. Luca Ascani, romano, sventola all’estero la bandiera del talento italiano alla guida di GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione e di comunicazione, quotata al listino Alternext (Nyse-Euronext) di Parigi, con una capitalizzazione che oggi vale circa 60 milioni di euro. La sua è la classica storia dell’enfant prodige «senza agganci». Non ha una laurea nel cassetto perché, dice a Economy, «ho fatto due anni di giurisprudenza, ma non faceva per me», ed entra nel mondo internet in maniera casuale. Era il 1999 quando, a soli 20 anni, viene reclutato da BuyCentral, società specializzata nella comparazione dei prezzi su internet, per fare uno stage a Parigi. «L’unico punto di forza che avevo era la buona conoscenza della lingua francese» dice. «Ma non ero un patito di computer e anche oggi non so realizzare nemmeno una riga di html».
Essere italiano, invece, gli dà la possibilità nel 2000 di diventare il responsabile del lancio del progetto BuyCentral in Italia: e come partner e amministratore delegato. Quattro anni dopo BuyCentral viene acquisita da Lycos e, nel luglio 2004, Ascani si lancia in un nuovo progetto: la società di servizi d’informazione e comunicazione online GoAdv. Con lui c’è il socio Salvatore Esposito, 34 anni, che dopo BuyCentral ha fatto un’esperienza in Altavista.
Partito con un investimento di 10 mila euro, Ascani è riuscito a crescere sviluppando una società con un fatturato di oltre 18,4 milioni di euro al primo semestre, che si è chiuso il 30 giugno 2008, e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa. La chiusura d’anno è attesa alla fine del febbraio 2009 con un fatturato che gli analisti stimano sui 38 milioni di euro. Ascani ricorda di avere avuto da subito una visione paneuropea per lo sviluppo della sua impresa: «Ho iniziato in Italia, che non è considerata il punto di partenza ideale per avviare un business online: ma sono andato contro gli stereotipi e ho dimostrato che non era solo una possibilità, ma una vera opportunità». Così l’imprenditore ha deciso che la società non si limitasse al mercato italiano e in pochi mesi ha aperto un ufficio nel Regno Unito: «Un anno dopo eravamo attivi in otto Paesi europei e questo ci ha consentito di sviluppare velocemente il business».

Diciassette milioni di utenti. Adesso GoAdv conta su 17 milioni di utenti al mese, con una rete di siti web ad alta visibilità attivi nel Regno Unito, in Germania, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Italia, Spagna, Svezia e Polonia e sedi a Roma, Dublino, Parigi, Manila e Casablanca. La rete include il gruppo di portali generalisti Excite Europe, acquistati subito dopo la quotazione in Borsa;BetterDeals, una serie di siti verticali personalizzati che aiuta gli utenti a sfruttare al meglio le ricerche sul web; e Track Set, società di Pisa che opera nella web analytics, ovvero analizza i percorsi di navigazione degli utenti sui siti.
«Per una crescita reale è di vitale importanza adottare una prospettiva paneuropea e una visione che vada oltre il territorio, specialmente nel mondo internet» dice Ascani che va fiero del fatto di non essere mai ricorso alle banche. «Il nostro sviluppo è sempre stato organico, non ho mai avuto bisogno di investire al di là della liquidità che la mia azienda produceva» dice. La gestione oculata del denaro la ritiene un’eredità familiare: «Ho sempre seguito il prezioso consiglio di mio padre: prima fare profitto e poi investire» dice.
Per questo Ascani procede sempre a piccoli passi, attenendosi a due punti fermi: «rentability and scalability», ovvero il business deve essere in utile e scalare, altrimenti si crea un limite alla crescita. «Momenti difficili ce ne sono stati» ammette «ma lo stress negativo può durare qualche ora, poi bisogna trovare la soluzione, positivizzare sempre».
Un passo fondamentale, però, lo ha fatto due anni fa, cedendo al mondo della finanza con l’ingresso in Borsa. «Siamo stati fortunati perché siamo entrati prima della discesa e abbiamo tenuto bene» dice. La quotazione è avvenuta con un private placement interamente sottoscritto, per 5,5 milioni di euro, dal fondo di private equity Truffle venture.
E l’impatto con la finanza è stato positivo, visto che nel giugno 2008 Ascani è tornato sul mercato con il lancio di un’obbligazione convertibile da 11,5 milioni e scadenza cinque anni, sempre rivolta a investitori istituzionali. «Adesso abbiamo 20 milioni di euro in cassa da investire in acquisizioni e strategicamente nel 2009 ci guarderemo intorno». Per crescere ancora. A piccoli passi.


          Yesterday's Dr visit   
I went for my appointment to follow up on the headache issues. Since I have been battling these for 5 years now, and they are beginning to escalate again, she is referring me to a specialty clinic. This particular clinic is 120 miles away in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's called Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute (MHNI).

After viewing the website information, I believe that this is a good fit for me. I am kind of dreading the length of time that it may take to get in, but I ...
          Say Hello to All Natural Makeup   
Though makeup uplifts the appearance of women, little do these women know that applying makeup can expose them to hundreds of chemicals. So the beautiful appearance that makeup can give you is only temporary. Constant exposure to chemicals found in cosmetics can give you long-term effects. Lipstick, eye shadows, foundations, creams and other forms of makeup are said to contain toxic chemicals that are said to cause cancer and infertility. These are not just simple medical conditions as cancer can even take someone else's life. Because this is an alarming situation, the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA has set standards and regulations for the manufacture of cosmetic products. This way, everyone can guarantee that the makeup they are using could not compromise their health and also their skin. If a certain product has not undergone the rigorous testing and does not passed the standards set by the FDA, distribution of these products may be considered illegal. According to the rules set by law, the "FDA does not have the authority to approve cosmetic products or ingredients, except for color additives.This is why the development of all natural makeup is very important. "With the exception of color additives and a few prohibited ingredients, a cosmetic manufacturer may, on his own responsibility, use essentially any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market that product without approval. "Although not prohibited by law or regulation, in addition, the manufacturers of cosmetic fragrance products have voluntarily agreed to not use or to limit maximum use levels of certain selected ingredients which have been found to cause depigmentation, irritant, neurotoxic or phototoxic or other allergic reactions." The setting of this rule has paved the way for the introduction of all natural makeup. Many of this kind of makeup have proliferated in the industry because of the manufacturer's fear that FDA would not approve their products. Because the products they offer have great benefits to women who are using makeup, there is now a rave in the market for women all wanting to own an all natural makeup. As the name suggests, you won't ever encounter any harmful ingredient or chemical mixed in the makeup. And yes, your health and your skin will be properly taken care of. You don't have to worry on the makeup's effect on your skin and you can now say goodbye to pimples. It is said that makeup with excessive amount of chemical can also affect your sensitive skin. The skin, especially on the face, can develop allergies and other skin problems once constantly exposed to harmful makeup chemical. And of course, the deadly effects of chemicals on makeup can only be observed after the prolong usage of makeup on your face. But even your makeup is an all natural makeup, its quality is never compromised. You can still get the same look as the makeup that uses chemicals. You can still find one with all the exciting and vibrant colors. Also, their function on your face will only provide a more beautiful and sophisticated new you.

Learn about Philosophy Cosmetics, which is a popular web site that provides tips and advice on the best cosmetics including the philosophy cosmetic product range.
          Good Wednesday morning!   
I am getting ready to take my FIL out of town to see his neurosurgeon. This has to be a quick update.

I went to the doctor yesterday for my follow up. My labs came back all good. Cholesterol is all in ranges that are adequate to really good. My main concern was my triglycerides after the really high numbers last year. The results of it: 96 out of a 30-150 target range. Woohoo!!! 1 year of diet and exercise, no medication...I am proof that it can be done!!! BP: 117/74 Aweso...
          : 22 reasons why you should stop masturbation   
Masturbation makes you weak, it drains protein and calcium content in the body Masturbation creates nervousness and neurological problems
          ASBlainville- Poste-entraneur-AAA - Fédération de Soccer du Québec - Quebec   
Présences aux réunions techniques du club. L’autorité du Directeur Technique du club,. Participer à certaines activités techniques et promotionnelles du club....
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          PosteAdj_Directeur_Tech - Fédération de Soccer du Québec - Quebec   
Les clubs de la région. Soutien aux clubs, scolaire, futsal et camp d’été. Coordonner avec les entraineurs de club dans la région....
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          Article: Introduction to Neural Networks   
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          Commentaires sur MLP : MEILLEURE ALLIEE DE NOS ENNEMIS par Jean NOGUES   
Je n'aime personne. J'approuvais 100 % son programme, cela seul comptait. Restaurer la puissance française, arrêter les gaspillages insensés dans les conneries éoliennes et autres, mettre l'argent dans les industries de pointe, notamment nucléaires militaires et civiles, supprimer les charges patronales jusqu'à 1700 euros de salaire mensuel net, doubler les seuils de CA des autoentrepreneurs et rétablir le calcul avantageux de leurs charges forfaitaires qui prévalait avant Hollande, en finir avec les 35 heures, augmenter la tva de deux points, supprimer 500 000 fonctionnaires en 5 ans par non-remplacement de départs la retraite, rétablir des relations normales avec la Russie, réécrire la partie filiation des lois Taubira, garder la partie centrale du Code du Travail (notez bien : sans s'attaquer aux contrats de travail), tout ça aurait sauvé le pays en cinq ans. En plus, Fillon allait s'attaquer à la partie mafieuse de la Sécurité Sociale que le monde entier nous envie, cela aussi m'allait très bien. J'ai une excellente mémoire et j'ai encore en travers de la gorge la mort de René Lucet en 1982, qui avait mis le nez trop près dans les affaires SS de Marseille et alentours, ''suicidé' de deux balles dans la tempe qu'il s'est tirées successivement lui-même tout seul comme un grand, une remarquable performance digne du cirque Pinder !. Laisser croire que je vote ou ne vote pas pour quelqu'un parce que je l'aime ou que je ne l'aime pas, je considère que c'est une insulte qui m'est adressée. Je ne vote qu'avec mon cerveau, et j'ai bien l'honneur de vous dire que mon QI est notablement supérieur à 70. Je suis déçu, Biker, que vous ayiez cru intelligent de m'adresser cette insulte, déçu parce que j'avais plutôt bonne impression de vous. Je vous demande de réparer svp, ça corrigerait et à la longue, ça cicatriserait dans mon esprit..
          Comment on Heather Brunner & Jason Cohen Win Entrepreneur Of The Year by Simon   
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          GFCA : Grégoire Puel s’engage pour 2 ans   
Grégoire Puel, défenseur ou milieu droit de 25ans, qui a 64 matchs de Ligue 1, s’est engagé ce samedi 1er juillet pour 2ans avec le Gazélec Ajaccio.
GFCA : Grégoire Puel s’engage pour 2 ans

Grégoire Puel, est le fils de Claude Puel.
Comme son père entraîneur il est passé par Lille, Lyon et Nice avant de poursuivre sa carrière en Ligue 2 au Haver.
Grégoire Puel à 25 ans.
il mesure 1m80 pour 67 kg.
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          Senior Accountant   
MI-Southfield, Seligman & Associates, Sterling's sister company, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant. Founded in 1954, Seligman & Associates, Inc. and its affiliated companies continue to be a leader in development, acquisition and management of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. We are innovative entrepreneurs finding opportunity in real estate, private aviation
          Rehabilitation Therapist - Bayshore-Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) - Greater Toronto Area, ON   
The Rehabilitation Therapist (RT) is responsible for providing clinical services to clients in a variety of programs and settings. Working as a member of a
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          Est-ce que le café et l’alcool peuvent prévenir la maladie d’Alzheimer ?   

Il y a désormais consensus sur le fait que pour prévenir la maladie d’Alzheimer et autres maladies neurodégénératives  de bonnes habitudes de vie s’imposent; pratiquer régulièrement de l’activité physique, avoir un poids santé, ne pas fumer, avoir une alimentation de type méditerranéenne, etc. Mais qu’en est-il d’aliments plus spécifiques? Est-ce que nous avons des données […]

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          Jermain Defoe visits terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery   
The six-year-old Sunderland fan has the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
          Soso Soberekon Officially Announce His Exit From Five Star Music   
After weeks of leaving Five Star Music, well unofficially, Soso Soberekon who managed Five Star Music artistes has now announced his exit from the record label. Though Kcee broke the news some weeks back when he introduced someone else as his manager, directing all business be done with him henceforth, Soso just made it official today. While breaking the news on IG Mr Soso Soberekon wrote;

Ladies and gentlemen it is my honour to officially and publicly announce my exit from Five Star Music.

Against any unfounded or baseless rumour , I wish to state emphatically that I single handedly took the decision to move on to pursue my dream as an entrepreneur, haven spent over ten years of diligently working with the company. Continue...


Without sounding immodest, I make bold to say that, under my watch as General Manager, the company recorded tremendous growth both in profit margin, asset acquisition, etc.

As a founding member, through dedication and hard work, I was able to build Five Star into an entertainment brand that is today recognized globally. It is not out of place to chart a new course for myself and that is why today; ladies and gentlemen I’m hereby introducing to you my new brand, WHITE LION GLOBAL among other subsidiaries like WHITE LION MANAGEMENT which majors in key areas like Talent Management, Celebrity Bookings, Event Management/Project Directing and Multimedia Consultancy.

Bringing to bare my wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, alongside my dedicated and hardworking team, I am convinced that WHITE LION GLOBAL is going to add more value to the already glowing face of entertainment in Africa. Pls follow @whitelionglobal
          Regional Operations Director: Mt Vernon job in MOUNT VERNON - USA-IL-Mount Vernon   
States: Illinois (IL) City: MOUNT VERNON The Role You'd Play: DaVita is dynamic, growing and entrepreneurial. We are seeking an ambitious, operationally-focused and results-driven Leader. Based in our...
          Chauffeur classe 1 - Gestion camionneur - Montréal, QC   
8 chauffeurs longue distance Montréal / Toronto / Abitibi CAMION ATTITRÉ. 10 chauffeurs local et régional de jour....
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          For Canada’s tech to thrive, startups must grow up   
Too often, Canada’s young technology companies sell out early. Instead of ‘building to flip,’ entrepreneurs should be encouraged to expand and remain independent
          Party, down: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland arrested and charged with wire fraud   
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          These ‘Voracious’ Flies Could Limit Food Waste And Feed Chickens   
Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat. Phil Taylor’s enthusiasm for insects is infectious. The University of Colorado Boulder research ecologist b e a m s as he weaves through a small greenhouse in rural Boulder County, Colorado. A room about the size of a shipping container sits inside.
          For These Entrepreneurs, Cutting Food Waste Starts In A Maggot Bucket   
Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat. Phil Taylor's enthusiasm for insects is infectious. The University of Colorado Boulder research ecologist beams as he weaves through a small greenhouse in rural Boulder County, Colorado. A room about the size of a shipping container sits inside. "We call this the breeding chamber," Taylor says. "I hesitate to say it, but it's called 'the brothel.'" The room's nickname comes in part from what happens inside. Its interior is packed full of flies — 20,000 black soldier flies, to be precise — mating. As they land, they face away from each other and shimmy their legs until their abdomens touch. The flies are about a half-inch in length, slender and black-bodied. When the light catches their wings, they reflect a bluish tinge. As a UV light
          Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Pathogenesis: How Disease Origins Guide Early Detection Practices    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Carol Lippa, MD
Understandings of the origins and mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease are evolving constantly, opening doors to improved targets for therapeutic research. But at a time when disease-modifying therapies for advanced Alzheimer's aren't yet available, the need for early detection becomes critically important to help protect quality of life for patients. Host Dr. Matt Birnholz welcomes Dr. Carol Lippa, Professor of Neurology &amp; Director of the Memory Disorders Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Lippa is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association and Chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter’s Medical &amp; Scientific Committee. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Latest Methods to Early Detection for Alzheimer's: Cognitive Assessments and Diagnostic Tools in Practice    
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO
Guest: Douglas Scharre, MD, CMD
Cognitive assessment tools and detection tests for Alzheimer's disease are mutually designed to identify signs of cognitive impairment that are sometimes too subtle to catch by astute clinicians or even patients themselves. But what methods are available to help detect Alzheimer's as early as possible, and how do they impact quality of life for patients throughout the disease progression? Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Douglas Scharre, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Addressing Barriers to Early Detection for Alzheimer's Disease    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Marwan Sabbagh, MD
In efforts to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's Disease, time is of the essence. But there are numerous barriers that clinicians face in practice to establishing a diagnosis quickly and accurately, which affects quality of care for patients. Joining host Dr. Matt Birnholz to address and consider solutions for these barriers is Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Memory Disorders Division at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Recognizing the Spectrum of Signs and Symptoms for Alzheimer's Disease    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: David Weisman, Dr.
Dr. David Weisman, neurologist with Abington Neurological Associates and Director of Abington Neurologic Association's Trial Center, talks about expert approaches to recognizing the signs and symptoms for Alzheimer's disease. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Why Early Detection for Alzheimer's Disease is So Critically Important    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Douglas Scharre, MD, CMD
Dr. Douglas Scharre, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the importance of early detection for Alzheimer's disease on patient quality of life, as well as broader impacts on American healthcare systems. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Understanding the Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Douglas Scharre, MD, CMD
Dr. Douglas Scharre, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, describes updated perspectives and understandings on the pathophysiology for Alzheimer's disease. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Alzheimer's: A Hidden Disease in More Ways Than One    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Carol Lippa, MD
Dr. Carol Lippa, Professor of Neurology &amp; Director of the Memory Disorders Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, member of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association, and Chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter’s Medical &amp; Scientific Committee, reveals the biological, social, and stigma-based ways in which Alzheimer's remains the most prominently "hidden" disease in America. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          The Patients We Never Forget: Dr. Douglas Scharre's Case Story    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Douglas Scharre, MD, CMD
Dr. Douglas Scharre, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, shares a case history that changed the course of his career path in Alzheimer's care, advocacy, and research. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          Screening and Detection Tests for Alzheimer's Disease: The Benefits and Costs    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Douglas Scharre, MD, CMD
Dr. Douglas Scharre, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry with the Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorder at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, speaks to the methods used for early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease, and their respective advantages vs costs in clinical practice. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          The Astute Primary Care Clinician's 3 Keys to Improving Alzheimer's Care    
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Marwan Sabbagh, MD
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute, describes some of his key priorities for the current and future state of Alzheimer’s care. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer's in the non-certified educational series, Alzheimer's Disease: Towards Earlier Detection, sponsored by Lilly. Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.
          For Canada’s tech to thrive, startups must grow up   
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          The Peril of Taking Bad Advice   
The story is not so much about the letter-writer, Easily Swayed. It is not so much about Polly’s response, which is not worth the time or the trouble. What interests me in this story, which I will report in detail, is that a young woman was swayed, influenced, pushed and nudged out of a good and loving relationship… for reasons that make no sense to her or to us.

So, the story is about peer pressure and about advice columnists, like Dear Sugar—and No, I haven’t read it—that promote an attitude that hurts women. It hurts women by undermining good relationships in order to push these women to become independent and alone and in therapy. Peer pressure tells young women that they must not marry before their careers have blossomed. In that way they can be looking for husbands in their mid thirties and look forward to having toddlers running around the house when they are promoted to the executive suite. What is wrong with this picture?

It doesn’t matter. The narrative influences people and breaks up perfectly good relationships. We do not know whether ES’s relationship was one of them. She thinks that it was. She ends up thinking that she made the mistake of a lifetime. Polly gets it, even though she still thinks, lamely, that it’s a question of how badly ES wants her ex.

Polly writes:

You can’t come to love out of fear or desperation or depression. You have to come to love from a place of strength. If you feel solid and not neurotic and you’re letting your feelings flow and you STILL WANT YOUR EX in every cell and you know he’s the one for you, a million times better than every dumb guy you are forced to date, then go to him. But as far as I can tell, you’re not there yet.

Yes, it feels like a risk. But every day alive on this planet is a risk. Your big challenge right now is not to decide about your ex. Your big challenge is to learn to become calm and present and even invigorated by the giant risk of being alive.

When you made a huge mistake you will be suffering from serious mental anguish. You do not have to puff up your strength and do more therapy to recognize the mistake. As far as I can tell ES is there, right now. Why is Polly telling her not to try to rectify her error? The last paragraph is psycho-blather, an embarrassing piece of silliness. ES’s challenge is to accept that she made a mistake and to beg for forgiveness.

Now, in case you are curious about the true story, here is Easily Swayed’s letter, excerpted:

I started dating my boyfriend when I was 23 and he was 22, and we had six lovely years together — some long-distance, some in the same city. He was my first real relationship, but I mostly felt a deep sense of contentment, surety, and love during our time together. We moved in together last year, and I soon began having doubts about whether I was ready to settle down, whether I should have more life experiences on my own, and whether I could be happy being with him for the rest of my life.

For reasons that escape me, young women are being told that they must accumulate a series of life experiences—meaning what, exactly?—before settling down. In truth, if a young woman finds a man she loves who would make a great husband, why delay? In order to have a few more hookups while being blackout drunk? In order to develop some good singles routines before trying to establish couples routines?

Anyway, ES made a decision based on an advice column. Generally speaking this is a bad idea, not because all of these columns offer bad advice—some do, some don’t—but because the columnists rarely know enough to grasp the complexity of the situation. 

ES continues:

And, after months of research and swimming through doubts, I deduced that the prevailing advice seems to be the line from Dear Sugar: Wanting to leave is enough.

Apparently, ES is also a reader of Ask Polly, so she credits Polly too:

So I did it. I took everyone’s advice — yours, Sugar’s, the myriad of commenters on those message board-threads — and followed my gut. I packed up my stuff and moved out of the apartment we shared, and I haven’t talked to him in four months. It’s the bravest, most disruptive thing I’ve ever done in my peaceful, easy life.

Now she is doing what the columnists think that she should be doing. And naturally, she is going to therapy and learning all kinds of truths about how she is easily influenced:

On the one hand, things are going well. I’m dipping my toe into dating for the first time, really — an adventure! I’m living with two of my best friends in a great new neighborhood. I’m journaling, going to therapy, exercising, and enjoying my wonderful friends and great job. Most importantly, I no longer have that cloud of crushing guilt hanging over my head when I come home at night. I’m glad I don’t have to wonder about, or long for, something unknown any more.

She has the life that they were all telling her that she should have. How’s that working out?

But intense regret keeps washing over me. I miss him so terribly, and I don’t understand why I couldn’t stick it out and fix what was wrong — or even what was wrong in the first place. I’ve heard from friends that this has been incredibly hard for him, and that really truly kills me. We had a very loving separation, and I feel like I want to be with him when I’m older, but I’m not ready for the commitment of what he represents. And trusting in “fate” to help us out down the line is scary. I don’t get why my feelings changed so quickly after years of happiness and a settled knowledge that he was the one for me. It’s not even that I’m scared of not finding someone else — if he’s not it, I’ll be fine. But this relationship was so special and pure and loving and supportive and truly, truly good — I’d be surprised if I find something that comes close in my lifetime, or makes me feel as safe.

After the de rigueurassertion that she has learned so much from therapy, ES gets to the heart of the matter.  She did something stupid, something is not in her own interest, because she allowed herself to be played.

I can already tell that I’m learning important things about myself and facing some hard truths. What I can’t get over is the thought that he could be gone forever, that I’ve hurt him so deeply. I keep thinking maybe there was a chance I could have grown into some of these truths while preserving the relationship, and I’m obsessing over the thought that I destroyed something so important just to date around and have some more years of singledom. Some of the things that were making me so miserable being in the relationship now truly seem so trite, maybe a symptom of personal change rather than a sign of anything wrong with us. If my loving, lasting, peaceful, happy relationship with an insanely generous, handsome, funny, caring, and forgiving man could be demolished by me having a couple of months of doubts and soul-seeking, how the fuck am I supposed to commit to anyone? 

She concludes:

When I think about him, I can feel my heart still breaking. I want children with this man, I want to grow old with him and die with him, but I need to grow apart for some reason I can’t explain. Where do I go from here? Should I not have followed everyone’s advice?

She might not be able to explain why she has made such a mess of things, but the clear answer is that she succumbed to peer pressure and listened to bad advice columnists.

          Transitioning from National Laboratory to Public Company - Entrepreneur Podcast Network – EPN   
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Attention spans are growing shorter in this age of smart phones and on-demand video streaming. Your potential customers are increasingly turned off by the effort it takes to read large blocks of text. This is why more and more businesses are using infographics in their online and social media marketing campaigns.
          How Entrepreneurs Can Realize Rapid Growth with a Strong SaaS Product - Entrepreneur Podcast Network – EPN   
Ganesh Shankar the CEO and Co-Founder of RFPIO again joins Enterprise Radio. This RFP software helps businesses make the RFP response process easier and he’s here to talk about his experience as a SaaS entrepreneur.
          Applying Artificial Intelligence to the Financial Markets Proves Profitable - Entrepreneur Podcast Network – EPN   
Market Technologies has been at the forefront of trading technologies, empowering individual traders to find success since 1979. Today, with nearly forty years of R&D under its belt, Market Technologies has grown from its early ‘one-man’ beginnings into a multi-million dollar, Inc. 500 Company, with more than sixty employees involved in research & development, customer service, marketing, sales and account management.
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          Pot Web Comedy ‘High Maintenance’ Moves To HBO With Series Order   
Happy Stoner’s Day! Vimeo’s web comedy series High Maintenance is crossing over to TV with a six-episode order by HBO. Additionally, the premium cable network will make the existing 19 episodes of the show available later this year on HBO, HBO NOW and HBO GO. Following a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city, High Maintenance is created and written by the married duo of Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock) and Ben Sinclair (Sisters), and…
          Morehouse College Names New Interim President   
Morehouse College on Monday named an alumnus and recent member of the board of directors as its new interim president, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Harold Martin Jr., replaces William “Bill” Taggert, who died earlier this month of an aneurysm at his home in Atlanta. Taggert was named interim president in April following the board’s decision to […]
          Commentaires sur Putain d’époque ! Lettre ouverte de Kendell Geers à Kader Attia à propos de son action en justice pour plagiat contre Dosseh et Nekfeu par Lunettes Rouges   
Kader Attia's response : "Regarding Kendell Geers, I am appalled to see he had to resort to such low blows to draw attention to him. I won’t comment any further." http://hyperallergic.com/343573/artist-kader-attia-files-plagiarism-lawsuit-over-french-rap-video/ Et aussi : "Je ne comprends pas pourquoi il en parle maintenant, et par voie de presse. Kendell Geers, ex-chouchou des collectionneurs, apporte un pseudo-soutien au monde du rap par simple opportunisme" http://www.telerama.fr/scenes/dosseh-contre-kader-attia-bataille-d-influence-entre-le-rap-et-les-arts-plastiques,151229.php Ça ne donne vraiment pas envie d'aller à La Colonie "lieu de penser et vivre ensemble"
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          CÃES REFLETEM A PERSONALIDADE DOS DONOS ??   
Essa comprovação científica somente reforça a importância da utilização dos Florais de Bach para os "Pais de Pet" concomitante com os "Filhos Pets" , a energia de um afeta diretamente a energia do outro, e ambos deverão estar em equilíbrio. Leia um pouco mais sobre essa comprovação científica, abaixo :
Tal dono, tal cão. Essa crença de que o cachorro tem a mesma personalidade de quem o cria acaba de ganhar um suporte científico. Se o seu animalzinho é brincalhão, nervoso ou agitado, saiba que isso pode estar relacionado com o seu jeito de ser.
Um estudo, realizado por pesquisadores da Universidade de Viena, descobriu que os cachorros podem “herdar” algumas características de seus donos.
Animais que vivem com pessoas neuróticas, por exemplo, têm menos capacidade de lidar com o estresse. Já os que são adotados por donos “zen”, tendem a ser mais relaxados e até mais amigáveis.
Mais de 130 cachorros – e seus respectivos donos – participaram de um experimento com vários testes, incluindo a medição da frequência cardíaca e a resposta que os bichinhos têm diante de ameaças (como a aproximação de um estranho mascarado ou atravessar uma ponte que balança). Amostras de saliva também foram analisadas para medir o nível de cortisol – um marcador de estresse.
Os donos foram avaliados de acordo com cinco traços de personalidade: neuroticismo (tendências a emoções negativas, como raiva, ansiedade ou depressão), extroversão (grau de sociabilidade), abertura à novas experiências, agradabilidade e conscienciosidade (de consciência e ética). A personalidade dos cães foi analisada por meio de um questionário.
Com os dados coletados, um cruzamento de informações mostrou que, de fato, humanos e caninos interferem no humor uns dos outros, mas que a influência humana é mais marcante. “Os animais são sensíveis aos estados emocionais de seus companheiros humanos”, explicou a pesquisadora Iris Schoberl à BBC. Segundo ela, os cachorros ajustam seu comportamento em função dos sentimentos que captam de seus donos.
Com a capacidade de ler as emoções, os cães de pessoas negativas pensam que o mundo é mais perigo e têm menos variação nos níveis de cortisol – sinal de que eles são ansiosos e não conseguem lidar com situações estressantes. Lamber os lábios do dono, bocejar ou se afastar de objetos ameaçadores são os principais sintomas.
Já os que têm proprietários mais calmos, apresentam maiores alterações no cortisol, são mais resilientes e conseguem se adaptar bem a diferentes situações – podem, inclusive, transmitir tranquilidade para os seus donos.
“As pessoas esquecem que os bichinhos nos observam e nos estudam para aprender a se comportar, principalmente em ambientes novos”, explicou Carolyn Menteith, especialista em comportamento de cachorros, ao Daily Mail. “Quanto mais confiança demonstramos, mais segurança passamos ao cãozinho”, pontuou.                   Fonte: Super Interessante


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          Veux-tu être ma fille ? Un homme fait sa proposition à sa petite amie et à sa fille de 5 ans   

Vu sur Veux-tu être ma fille ? Un homme fait sa proposition à sa petite amie et à sa fille de 5 ans

Pour Grant Tribbett, un jeune homme de 29 ans habitant à Westfield dans l'Indiana, son approche de la proposition de mariage est à la fois originale et touchante.

Tribbett a rencontré Cassandra Reschar, 26 ans, sur un média social. Les deux ont tout de suite accroché, mais lorsque Tribbett a été présenté à la fille de Reschar, la petite Adriana âgée de 5 ans, il est tombé amoureux de nouveau. Lorsque Tribbett a décidé de faire sa proposition à Reschar six mois plus tard, il s'est également senti obligé de demander à Adrianna si elle voulait qu'il fasse partie de sa famille.

« Je savais que faire ma proposition à Cassandra voulait dire que je m'engageais aussi à une vie de père. Quelle meilleure façon y avait-il de demander sa main à l'amour de ma vie que de demander à sa fille bien-aimée d'avoir l'honneur d'être son papa ? », a expliqué Tribbett selon ABC News.

Tribbett a organisé la surprise pour fin mai.

« La semaine de l'engagement, j'ai pris un peu de temps pour me faire faire les ongles par une amie. Ensuite ce samedi, il m'a réveillé et m'a dit de m'habiller car il m'emmenait moi et ma fille dehors prendre un bon petit déjeuner », écrit Reschar en se remémorant son expérience.

Plus tard ils ont marché dans une réserve naturelle jusqu'à un endroit calme sur un pont. Aussitôt qu'il s'est agenouillé devant elle,  l'amie de Reschar, une photographe professionnelle, s'est montré avec un appareil photo, prête à immortaliser le moment. Tribbett s'est mis sur un genou et a demandé la main de Reschar en mariage. Mais ce n'est pas tout ! Reschar a accepté avec joie, mais elle n'était pas préparée à la petite surprise que Tribbett avait pour la petite Adrianna.

« Après qu'elle ait dit oui, je me suis mis de nouveau à genoux avec un pendentif en forme de cœur et ai demandé à sa fille Adrianna si je pouvais être son papa, et j'ai promis que je l'aimerais et la protégerais toujours », a expliqué Tribbett.

« Il a dit, 'Adrianna puis-je être ton papa, pour te promettre de t'aimer et de te protéger pour le reste de ta vie ?' »  « Mon cœur ne pouvait pas ressentir tant d'amour ! »

Adrianna a aussi accepté, et le beau couple prévoit maintenant de se marier en décembre.

« Les derniers six mois et demi n'ont pas toujours été faciles », note Reschar. « Mais avec tous les défis que la vie met sur notre chemin, nous ne pouvons que sortir fort et plus nous aimer ensemble. »

Version anglaise 

Cet article est apparu en premier sur Epoch Times.


          Onicomicosis. Hongos en uñas. Tratamientos   

SU FRECUENCIA AUMENTA CON LA EDAD, DE TAL FORMA QUE ES EXTREMADAMENTE FRECUENTE EN LA POBLACIÓN ANCIANA

Se entiende por onicomicosis toda infección en las uñas de las manos o de los pies que está producida por diversos tipos de hongos. Cierto es que la infección por cada tipo de hongo en las uñas recibe un nombre específico, pues hay una gran cantidad de alteraciones ungueales que ofrecen semejanzas desde el punto de vista clínico, hecho que influye de manera determinante en la dificultad de establecer el diagnóstico correcto.

Según un trabajo realizado por los doctores Lluis Puig, del Servicio de Dermatología del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, de Barcelona, y Rosa Taberner, Cristina Nadal y Antonia Vila, de la Unidad de Dermatología del Hospital Son Llàtzer, de Palma de Mallorca, en Europa se ha determinado una prevalencia de la enfermedad que oscila entre un 3 y un 8%, y concretamente de un 27% en mineros del carbón. Estudios recientes muestran una prevalencia de onicomicosis en España del 2,6% para la población general, lo que supone más de 800.000 personas/ año afectadas, de las cuales sólo el 38% acude a la consulta médica.

La frecuencia de las onicomicosis aumenta claramente con la edad, de tal forma que la infección es extremadamente frecuente en la población anciana (hasta un 48% de pacientes mayores de 70 años), es rara en niños y excepcional en lactantes.

Estas infecciones son especialmente frecuentes en las uñas alteradas, de manera que las anomalías previas de la uña, el crecimiento lento de la misma, problemas en la circulación periférica y los traumatismos repetidos favorecen la infección micótica de las uñas. Otros factores predisponentes son la diabetes mellitus, las neuropatías periféricas y las inmunodeficiencias.

Las uñas afectadas con mayor frecuencia son las de los pies (7 veces más que las de las manos), en particular la uña del primer dedo, probablemente porque la tasa de crecimiento de las uñas de los pies es tres veces menor respecto a la de las manos.

Difícil identificación

La confusión con otras afecciones dermatológicas y la propia identificación del hongo crea grandes dificultades a la hora de un diagnóstico correcto de esta afección. Por tanto, no es fácil identificar cuándo y cómo se ha contagiado la infección. Los lugares húmedos y cálidos son los predilectos para el crecimiento y multiplicación de los hongos. Si uno calza unas botas gruesas para trabajar durante muchas horas al día es posible que los pies estén calientes, sudados y húmedos, de manera que el hongo puede crecer con más facilidad en los pies. Si se camina descalzo en vestuarios, piscinas, duchas o saunas, los hongos acceden con más facilidad a los pies desde el suelo caliente y húmedo.

Las personas cuyo trabajo precisa que sus manos estén siempre mojadas, por ejemplo, los que lavan los platos en los restaurantes o los que limpian casas u oficinas tienen un mayor riesgo para las infecciones fúngicas en las uñas de las manos.

En ocasiones hay más de un miembro de la familia infectado de onicomicosis al mismo tiempo. Esto suele pasar porque la infección se ha transmitido por emplear la misma toalla, las mismas zapatillas, etc.

En la mayoría de los casos, la persona afectada tan sólo siente molestias, picor y un cambio estético progresivo del estado de sus uñas. Esta es la principal razón por la que no se acude al médico hasta que el estado de la afección es avanzado y hay un cambio evidente en la apariencia y forma de las uñas. En cualquier caso, la onicomicosis puede producir el engrosamiento y el cambio del color de la uña e incluso se puede sentir dolor en las puntas de los dedos infectados de las manos y de los pies. Los signos más habituales son cambios en la forma de la uña (aspecto leñoso), cambios de color (amarillento, parduzco), aumento de grosor, mayor fragilidad (uñas quebradizas) y desprendimiento de las uñas.

Condicionantes

Hay una serie de condicionantes ambientales, personales y de carácter social que pueden implicar un mayor riesgo de infección por hongos en las uñas. La onicomicosis no es una alteración de origen genético, aunque, como se ha indicado antes, hay enfermedades predisponentes, como son las enfermedades vasculares u otras que afectan al sistema inmunológico (sistema defensivo del organismo). Todas ellas provocan escasa oxigenación de las uñas o disminuyen las defensas del organismo y por tanto aumenta la probabilidad de infección.

Más información, mejores resultados

Los pacientes con onicomicosis que están informados sobre la patología y sobre la necesidad de seguir tratamiento obtienen mejores resultados terapéuticos asociados a un mejor cumplimiento del tratamiento. Éste es uno de los resultados del estudio TERESA, un novedoso trabajo que se ha realizado en España desde el año 2002 y en el que han participado 1.857 pacientes y 215 investigadores de numerosos hospitales del país.

La onicomicosis se caracteriza por una evolución de larga duración y una respuesta lenta al tratamiento. Por ello, la actitud positiva por parte del paciente y el cumplimiento del tratamiento es muy importante para conseguir la curación.

CUIDADOS Y PRECAUCIONES
» Las recaídas de las onicomicosis son frecuentes, por lo que la prevención juega un papel muy importante en pacientes que ya han sido tratados.

» Es fundamental una correcta higiene de los pies, que incluya el secado correcto de los espacios entre los dedos después de la ducha.

» Usar guantes resistentes al agua cuando se realicen tareas como lavar o fregar.

» El pie nunca debe estar húmedo. Los calcetines de algodón cien por cien ayudan a que el pie esté seco.

» No caminar descalzo.

» Utilizar zapatillas en las duchas comunitarias.

» Evitar el uso de calzado ajustado.

¿CÓMO SE TRATA?
La onicomicosis tiene un tratamiento complicado, ya que en muchas ocasiones se precisa una terapia conjunta a base de antifúngicos por vía oral, antifúngicos tópicos aplicados directamente encima de la uña, así como cirugía para ir limando o cortando partes de la uña o eliminar la uña en su totalidad. El tratamiento de las uñas de las manos suele durar entre 6 semanas y 3 meses, mientras que para las uñas de los pies puede ser necesario un tratamiento de entre 6 y 12 meses.

Cuando los tratamientos no son eficaces se puede llegar a realizar la extirpación total de la uña (ablación) mediante métodos quirúrgicos o químicos. En todo caso, fundamentalmente hay dos tipos de tratamiento (muchas veces se utilizan combinados):

» Tratamientos tópicos (aplicados directamente sobre la uña). Son lacas que se aplican sobre la superficie de la uña. Requieren una gran dedicación, constancia y concienciación, ya que normalmente son tratamientos de larga duración. Suelen ser suficientes para tratar las infecciones superficiales y cuando la afectación de la uña no es muy extensa.

» Tratamientos sistémicos (tomados por vía oral). Su eficacia es mayor. La duración del tratamiento también suele ser prolongado (varios meses).

El tratamiento sistémico es más corto que el tratamiento tópico.

Consulte con su dermatólogo y su farmacéutico sobre el tratamiento idóneo.

Temas relacionados:
Remedios caseros para hongos en las uñas


          Distonía muscular. Síntomas y tratamientos   

ES UN SÍNDROME NEUROLÓGICO CARACTERIZADO POR CONTRACCIONES MUSCULARES INVOLUNTARIAS QUE CAUSAN MOVIMIENTOS ESPASMÓDICOS

Enmarcada en los llamados "trastornos del movimiento", la distonía es un síndrome neurológico caracterizado por contracciones musculares involuntarias, sostenidas y repetidas que causan movimientos espasmódicos o posturas anormales. Estos movimientos involuntarios, a veces dolorosos, pueden afectar a un solo músculo, a un grupo de músculos -de brazos, piernas o cuello- o al cuerpo entero.

Puede estar asociada con temblor, a veces parecido al observado en ciertos ancianos, pues actúa frecuentemente acompañada de una rigidez media y torpeza parecida a la de los enfermos de Parkinson; también se produce un temblor con irregulares y fuertes contracciones.

Aunque es muy variable, la distonía puede afectar a cualquier área corporal, y de acuerdo a esta circunstancia, se clasifican en generalizadas, que suelen ser hereditarias y aparecen durante la infancia, y distonías focales y segmentarias, que son las formas más frecuentes, especialmente durante la edad adulta.

Síntomas

De acuerdo con el Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neurológicas y Apoplejía de Estados Unidos, los síntomas iniciales pueden incluir un deterioro de la escritura después de escribir varias líneas ("calambre del escritor"), calambres en el pie y una tendencia a levantar o arrastrar un pie después de correr o de caminar una cierta distancia. El cuello puede girar o moverse involuntariamente, sobre todo cuando se está cansado.

Otros síntomas posibles son los temblores y dificultades en la voz o en el habla. Es posible que los síntomas iniciales sean muy leves y se perciban solamente después de un esfuerzo prolongado, tensión o fatiga. Con el tiempo, los síntomas pueden llegar a ser más notorios y extensos e incluso continuos. Sin embargo, hay casos en los que existe poca o ninguna progresión.

Secundarias y focales

Por su mayor frecuencia vamos a detenernos especialmente en las distonías secundarias y en las focales. Las primeras deben su nombre a que precisamente son "secundarias" a daños en pequeñas áreas del cerebro. Según la Asociación de Lucha contra la Distonía en España (ALDE), pueden estar causadas por falta de oxígeno, antes, durante o inmediatamente después del nacimiento (parálisis cerebral), por lesiones en el cerebro, particularmente en la infancia, o por pequeños golpes. Puede también ser secundaria a pequeñas áreas dañadas relacionadas con afecciones como la esclerosis múltiple, encefalitis, o secundarias a un gran número de enfermedades que afectan al sistema nervioso, incluyendo la enfermedad de Wilson.

Las distonías focales son las más frecuentes y se manifiestan en forma de blefaroespasmo, "calambre del escritor", tortícolis espasmódica, distonía orofacial-bucal y distonía laríngea. En el caso del "calambre del escritor", se produce una contracción de los músculos de la mano y brazo únicamente durante el acto de la escritura. La mano puede contraerse tan fuertemente que no puede moverse, pero en cuanto se deja de escribir se relaja. Bajo esta denominación se incluyen las distonías sufridas por músicos que tocan determinados instrumentos (piano, por ejemplo).

Con el blefarospasmo los ojos se cierran fuertemente durante minutos o incluso horas. Puede ocurrir por exposición a la luz solar o por un estado de ansiedad. En la tortícolis espasmódica (distonía cervical) los músculos del cuello se contraen, haciendo girar la cabeza hacia un lado o inclinarla hacia abajo o hacia atrás.

En cuanto a la distonía orofacial-bucal, llamada síndrome de Meige, a veces los músculos de la mandíbula actúan sobre la boca abriéndola o cerrándola. La distonía laríngea o disfonía es, por su parte, una distonía focal que afecta los músculos laríngeos o caja de la voz; actúa sobre las cuerdas tensándolas y manteniéndolas unidas, particularmente al intentar hablar. La voz resulta forzada, ronca y entrecortada. A veces existe dificultad en la respiración. Cuando las cuerdas vocales están forzadamente separadas, la voz tiene un sonido de aliento, y a veces no es posible la fonación.

Tratamiento

La predicción del progreso de la distonía es incierta. Se puede decir que si afecta a otros miembros de la familia y si comienza en la infancia, tenderá a empeorar al cabo de los años. Sin embargo, se conocen casos de no empeoramiento e incluso de recuperaciones parciales y hasta de completa recuperación.

Por fortuna, existen tratamientos médicos efectivos para la mayoría de las distonías, aunque todavía no se ha encontrado un tratamiento universal eficaz. En su lugar, los médicos utilizan una variedad de terapias individualizadas orientadas a reducir o eliminar los espasmos y dolores musculares. Así, se han descubierto medicamentos que pueden ayudar a corregir desequilibrios en los neurotransmisores, si bien con el paso del tiempo la respuesta a los fármacos varía entre los diversos pacientes e incluso en la misma persona.

En la distonía focal, el tratamiento de elección es la infiltración local de toxina botulínica, habitualmente con excelentes resultados según los especialistas. Utilizada inicialmente para tratar los blefaroespasmos, se constató posteriormente que la toxina inyectada en el músculo o músculos distónicos es capaz de detener los espasmos musculares. El efecto dura varios meses antes de que sea necesario repetir las inyecciones.

Por desgracia en ocasiones, aunque pocas, la terapia puede resultar ineficaz o, aunque la primera aplicación se haya hecho con éxito, puede ir perdiendo efectividad en los sucesivos tratamientos. En cualquier caso, la toxina botulínica alivia los síntomas de la distonía, reduce el dolor y mejora el movimiento de forma significativa.

Respecto al tratamiento de la distonía generalizada, el tratamiento es fundamentalmente de tipo farmacológico (anticolinérgicos, benzodiacepinas, neurolépticos) y tiene igualmente una gran eficacia.

Por último, existe la opción del tratamiento quirúrgico, a través del cual se realiza una estimulación cerebral profunda. La cirugía se recomienda a algunos pacientes cuando los medicamentos no son eficaces o sus efectos secundarios son demasiado severos. Se encuentra en fase experimental, pero los resultados preliminares publicados son muy esperanzadores.

 

ACTITUD POSITIVA Y AYUDA
El doctor David Mariden, experto en distonías, ofrece los siguientes consejos:

» Tu actitud ante esta enfermedad será uno de los más importantes factores que deciden cómo te afecta. La distonía no te matará, pero si permites que te derrumbe, puede estropear tu vida. Es completamente natural, cuando comprendes la naturaleza de tu enfermedad, que pases por estados de ansiedad, desesperación y depresión, y después de aceptación. Esta evolución lleva tiempo, pero tú debes trabajar positivamente para llegar al estado final de aceptación, Habla con tu familia y con tu médico acerca de estos problemas.

» Debes encontrar ayuda aprendiendo de otros con tu problema. Encontrarás a través de las asociaciones (Asociación de Lucha contra la Distonía en España, teléfono 91 437 92 20) otras personas que han recorrido tus mismas experiencias y están dispuesas a ayudarte.

Más información: www.distonia.org/qdisto.htm ; www. elperiodicodelafarmacia.es


          Acido úrico. Síntomas   

Definición de ácido urico o gota

Consiste no sólo en la alteración del metabolismo de los ácidos nucleínicos contenidos en las nucleoproteínas, sino en el destino anormal del ácido úrico que representa el producto final de dicho metabolismo.

Síntomas de ácido úrico

Desde un punto de vista clínico se manifiesta en forma de artritis úrica aguda (gota aguda) cuya característica más o menos frecuente son los accesos gotosos agudos, consistentes en artritis dolorosas que afectan a una o más articulaciones; y artritis úrica crónica (gota crónica) cuya característica principal es el depósito de los llamados tofos (concreciones de ácido úrico precipitado en el torrente sanguíneo) en los tejidos articulares y periarticulares y deformación de las articulaciones afectadas más o menos.

Síntomas de ácido úrico: artritis úrica aguda

La llamada gota aguda es típicamente accesional, ya que consiste en accesos gotosos agudos más o menos frecuentes con intervalos libres de bienestar general.
La noche o la primera parte de la mañana es cuando aparecen los ataques de gota. Se presentan de forma brusca aunque también suelen aparecer después de ciertos síntomas premonitorios.

Síntomas premonitorios de un ataque de gota

  • Cierto malestar
  • Sensación de cansancio
  • Molestias digestivas
  • Ligera fiebre
  • Cierta molestia en la articulación que sufrirá el ataque


Síntomas de ácido úrico: ataque de artritis úrica aguda (gota aguda)

  • Aparición brusca
  • Afectación de la articulación metatarsofalángica del dedo gordo del pie
  • Dolor lancinante (violento y agudo)
  • Enrojecimiento y tumefacción del dedo
  • Fiebre y escalofríos
  • Cefalea
  • Inapetencia
  • La orina suele ser escasa y oscura al inicio y durante el ataque
  • La orina se hace más abundante durante la fase de resolución del ataque
  • Agitación neuropsíquica
  • Duración de pocas horas
  • Repetición del ataque a las siguientes noches con parecida sintomatología


Síntomas de ácido úrico: ataque de artritis úrica crónica (gota crónica)

  • Los tofos son masas de ácido úrico precipitado de la sangre, que pueden llegar a tener el tamaño de hasta una nuez
  • Se forman cerca de las articulaciones (sobre todo de la mano a lo largo de los ligamentos y tendones musculares)
  • Al principio son blandos y dolorosos
  • Posteriormente se transforman en indoloros y muy duros (llegan a calcificarse)
  • Si el tofo es muy grande puede ulcerarse
  • Los tofos abiertos al exterior pueden infectarse con facilidad y supurar
  • Si la enfermedad avanza la articulación se deforma hasta adquirir grados muy avanzados (dedos retorcidos y encogidos)
  • Se puede llegar a rigidez completa de la articulación


Predisposición patológica

La persona que padece esta afección está predispuesta a otro tipo de enfermedades como son:

  • Psoriasis, eccemas
  • Prurito vivo e intenso de la piel
  • Caries, piorrea alveolar
  • Conjuntivitis
  • Catarros crónicos
  • Neuralgias
  • Cefaleas
  • Insomnio, etc.


Temas relacionados:
Gota (ácido úrico). Tratamientos y Remedios de Medicina Natural
Artritis y enfermedades reumáticas. Síntomas y causas
Artritis y enfermedades Reumáticas. Tratamientos y Remedios de Medicina Natural


          Ciática. Tratamientos y Remedios de Medicina Natural   

CIATICA. Inflamación dolorosa del nervio ciático, generalmente una neuritis, caracterizada por parestesia del muslo y pierna, sensibilidad en el trayecto del nervio y algunas veces atrofia muscular.

Causas de la Ciática

Entre las posibles causas de la ciática destacamos entre otras:

  • Traumas y enfriamientos (ciática reumática)
  • Infecciones
  • Afecciones ginecológicas
  • Enfermedades de la columna vertebral

El dolor ciático

El dolor, a menudo vivo y desgarrador, se inicia en la región lumbosacra, donde se origina el nervio: nalga, superficie posterior del muslo, parte externa de la pierna, dorso del pie. No siempre el dolor tiene este recorrido, pudiendo circunscribirse a una determinada zona del nervio.

Medicina Natural para la ciática con Plantas Medicinales

Ulmaria, Pasiflora, Sauce, Valeriana, Grosellero Negro, Azahar, Espino blanco, Cola de caballo, Menta, Gengibre.
Leche de ajo. Ajo triturado en un poco de leche cruda. Mejor que no esté cocido. A nivel local: Arnica, Trementina, Pino.


Medicina Natural para la ciática con Hidroterapia

Fomentos de agua de cebolla.

Medicina Natural para la ciática con Homeopatía

Remedios generales para la ciática: Arsenicum álbum, Bryonia alba,ChamomHIa vulgarís, Colocynthis, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium clavatum, Magnesia phosphorica, Nux vómica, Plumbum metallicum, Rhus toxicodendron.

Ciática en lado derecho: Colocynthis, Lachesis mutus, Lycopodium clavatum, Phytolacca decandra, Rhus toxicodendron.

Ciática en lado izquierdo: Kali bichromicum, Kali carbonicum, Lachesis mutus, Phosphorus.

Ciática con entumecimiento: Chamomilla vulgaris, Colocynthis, Nux vómica, Phytolacca decandra, Rhus toxicodendron.

El dolor aparece y desaparece súbitamente: Belladonna, Kali bichromicum, Magnesia phosphorica, Sulphur.

Se agrava la ciática cuando se está sentado: Bryonia alba, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium clavatum.

Se agrava por el calor: Pulsatilla. Mejoría por el calor: Arsenicum álbum, Colocynthis, Kali phosphorícum, Lycopodium
clavatum, Magnesia phosphorica, Nux vómica, Rhus toxicodendron.

Mejora al caminar: Ferrum metallicum, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium clavatum, Rhus toxicodendron, Sepia officinalis.

Medicina Natural para la ciática con Homotoxicología

Colocynthis-Homaccord (g.a.), Spascrupeel (sup.g.a.), Rhododendroneel (g), Discus comp. (a).

Para más información vea: Tratamiento de las enfermedades con medicina natural

Temas relacionados:
Neuralgias, Neuritis. Tratamiento de Medicina Natural
Ciática. Síntomas
Dolor nervioso


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How do you get to be the best kept secret in town? Not being able to articulate the real value you provide keeps you looking “vanilla” or worse: invisible!
This is a noisy world, with hundreds of things competing for our attention at any time. How do people know to choose you or what you offer?
The first thing is to stand up, stand out, and get noticed. Just being loud isn’t enough, though, you need to be conspicuous for the right reason.
You can spin it any way you like, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to being of value. When you are offering value, people sit up and take notice.
Our modern jargon sometimes uses “value” as a nice way of saying “cheap.” That is not what I am talking about here. Value really refers to having some kind of worth or usefulness; as holding some kind of benefit.
Here are three secrets to being more valuable:
1. Find out what they need and want.
That seems simple enough, but can be a little tricky if you don’t take the time to ASK. Simply because you see that people need something doesn’t necessarily mean they see it as a need or that they want it.
For example, you have a garden service and see a sad front lawn as “needing” fertilizer. The homeowner, on the other hand, is well aware that fertilizer and water will do wonders for his lawn, but wants it re-seeded with a more drought resistant grass.
Asking is the only way you will really get to know how they see the problem. Once you know that, you can frame your solution to suit how people see and think about their situation.
2. Speak their language.
Many business owners dig deep in their category. They talk with colleagues, they read trade periodicals, journals and blogs. They know and understand all the intricate and details around what they do. Their clients do not.
They have other things on their minds. What you offer serves one aspect of their complex and busy lives. Show you understand how it helps or serves them. Focus on what it does for them and how it helps their lives.
Talk to your prospects and clients about how what you offer serves them, what it means for them and their lives or businesses. When you show you really understand what they need, they will know that you know your category.
3. Do something better than anyone else.
If you don’t believe that you are the best, why should your prospects or clients? And if you are no better than anyone else, why would they choose you? Stand up and claim your specialness.
What do you do faster, better or more simply than anyone else? Perhaps you offer something more integrated or comprehensive. You might even do things with more flair or creativity.
Humility may be a virtue, but it sure gets in the way of marketing! It may take some soul-searching to find the “stardom” in you, that little piece of genius in what you alone offer, and to articulate it in a way that resonates with the right people, but it is worth it!
We are all unique – there is something or some combination that makes you stand apart from everybody else. What is it?
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