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Your chance to own a piece of contemporary jewellery! Suspended in Pink Raffle

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Musings about the Suspended in Pink Raffle.

Thanks to Marthe Le Van's recent article, I have been thinking about the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.

Here is an extract:

"As a retail storeowner and salesperson, the raffle felt amateurish, gimmicky, and a bit desperate—like when I heard about Facebook for the first time. Ultimately, after reconciling all my perspectives, I believe there is much to applaud in the Suspended in Pink raffle. It feels fresh and innovative, optimistic and courageous, liberating and democratic—all worthy consequences pointing toward progress"

Now, I have no problem at all about an idea of mine being compared to the early Facebook- and I am the first to admit the visuals, practicalities and how the raffle is presented still needs some work!
Most raffles are devised as a means of fundraising, to enable an exhibition, event etc... Seen by the  Borax Collective , Handshake Jewellery and an American Art Jewellery group  ( i am sure there are many many more).

And as Le Van notices, through her many astute questions, fundraising is not the aim of the 'Suspended in Pink' Raffle...




So what is it? and WHY should you take part?


I go to many many exhibitions every year. But As a wanna-be collector, I have only three small pins.
I dont want a specially designed brooch with a groups logo on it, a sample piece or a bunch of postcards as a consolation prize- I want THE piece. 

          I want to own Silke Fleischer's amazing necklace and Sam Hamilton's 'Bread' Like brooch.





As a practitioner is who interested in engagement and audience interaction, I am always looking for ways to get my audience to wear the jewellery, understand it, and imagine owning it- and that, in my view, is the real strength of the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.




So the idea of raffling off one of the jewellery pieces from the Suspended in Pink Exhibition seemed an obvious idea.






 But its more then that.... Once a viewer decides   they wish to take part in the raffle, they then can spend up to an hour, going through the exhibition, trying on the jewellery, comparing, assessing, deciding which item THEY would take home.


Deciding which piece of jewellery spoke out the most to them.





And this was then the piece that they would then bet on.
Maybe they would win it, maybe not- but for £5/€6/$8 it seems like a worth while experience to have- the experience of wearing and imagining that favourite piece of jewellery which YOUR ticket could win you....


And here is the good news- the odds of winning in this raffle are actually really high!

Only a small number of people have guessed the same names, and there are a number of exhibitors who's name has not been guessed yet-

So you have a real chance of winning....


All you have to do is email:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/26&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
with: your name, the name of the artist who you want to win-

And to send payment of £5/€6/$8 by paypal to:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/26&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

The winner is announced this Autumn!








          

Two Vernissages? spoilt for choice!

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Well the title says it all here!

'Suspended in Pink' are gearing up and preparing for a fantastically busy week at Schmuck in exactly two weeks time!


The Super official Vernissage:

Silke Fleischer

Donnerstag, 7. März 2013/
Thursday 7th March
 17-20 Uhr/ 5-8pm







Corrado de Meo




and

The Super SECRET Viewing on
Sonntag 10. März 2013/ Sunday 10th March
11-14 Uhr /11am-2pm








Come and find us at: 
Studio Gabi Green, 
Gollierstraße 17, 
80339 München, 7.-11.3., Do, Fr 12-20 Uhr, Sa, So 10-18 Uhr,  Mo 10-15 Uhr

          

Its Raffle Time!!!!!

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Do you want to own a piece of contemporary jewellery? Do you want to win a piece of Jewellery by one of the artists taking part in 'Suspended in Pink'?
If so, this is how!

On the 10th of January, during our fantastic private view- One of THESE artists names was chosen from a hat:
Alexandra Hopp, Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Iris Eichenberg, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Kate Rohde, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier, Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.


the names- all ready to be picked!!!!


Jo Pond selected a name from the hat-
The name is sealed in the pink envelope, ready to be revealed in August! 

So, Now, All you have to do is:
1. Guess who's name is in the envelope
2. Purchase a raffle ticket (£5/€6/$8) by contacting Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/31&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com, or at one of the exhibitions
3. Love and look after your ticket until the end of our exhibition at the Heidi Lowe Gallery, to see if you have won an item of jewellery from one of our exhibitors!!!!



So, Where does your money go?
Firstly, I truely believe that all artists should be paid for their hard work! SO, rather then asking the participanting artists in 'Suspended in Pink' to donate a piece of jewellery, we shall be purchasing that item, using the money raised in the raffle. Any extra earned income will be invested in the the exhibition, allowing use to travel to new additional and exciting venues throughout the year!

Thanks to Marthe Le Van for aking these questions- hope I have answered them :)

 What if no one guessed the right jeweler? 
Ans: We will chose another name from a hat, and will keep doing it until we have a winner!

What if several people did? 

Ans: We will put there names in a hat and chose from one of these names. Those who guessed right, but did not win the actual piece will win a very small consolation prize.

Who pays shipping and customs? 
Ans: I do!

Will the package be insured? 
Ans: Yes!


Any further questions on this are welcome, just contact Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/31&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com


          

Inter-Juventus, Ronaldo festeggia dopo il sorpasso in classifica: “Bello essere nuovamente in testa al campionato”

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Il messaggio del fuoriclasse portoghese, Cristiano Ronaldo, all'indomani della vittoria conquistata al "Giuseppe Meazza" contro l'Inter
          

Cagliari, Maran: “Possiamo migliorare, ma non pensiamo all’Europa. Barella? Rosa migliorata nonostante il suo addio”

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Le dichiarazioni del tecnico del Cagliari, Rolando Maran, all'indomani del pareggio conquistato all'Olimpico
          

Kiinteistöveroprosentit pysymässä ennallaan

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Saarijärven kaupunginhallitus esittää kaupunginvaltuustolle, että kiinteistöveroihin ei tehdä ensi vuonna muutoksia. Tällä hetkellä yleinen kiinteistöveroprosentti on 1,04. Vakituisen asuinkiinteistöjen veroprosentti on 0,49, muiden asuinrakennusten 1,36 ja voimalaitosten 2,85 prosenttia. Rakentamattoman...
          

Anna, 33, olisi menettänyt kansalaisuutensa, jos olisi matkustanut isänsä hautajaisiin – "Se oli tuskallinen päätös, mutta koskaan en ole katunut"

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Humanistisessa tiedekunnassa opiskeleva Anna Forsstedt, 33, asuu Jyväskylän Lohikoskella. Hän asuu sotaveteraanien rakennuttamassa kerrostalossa. Asunto oli aikoinaan hänen isänsä koti, mummolansa. Isän isä oli sotaveteraani, joka taisteli eturintamassa venäläisiä vastaan. – Tuntemattoman sotilaan luettuani...
          

Ilhan Omar Files For Divorce Amid Affair Allegations

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Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce, according to reports. The 37-year-old Minnesota Congresswoman cited an “irretrievable breakdown of...
          

Stars' Comeau out multiple weeks; Polak OK

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Stars forward Blake Comeau will miss multiple weeks with a lower body injury suffered in the season opener Thursday, but the team received good news on Roman Polak after the defenseman was stretchered off in the second period.
          

I’m A Woman: I Can And I Will

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Team FEMALE reveals the different roles that they play in their lives and tips on how to make a simple...

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Mesut Özil ei pääse pelaamaan Eurooppa-liigassakaan – Arsenal-valmentaja: ”Toinen pelaaja ansaitsee sen enemmän”

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Arsenal hoiti torstai-iltana oman Eurooppa-liiga-ottelunsa tyylillä, kun se kaatoi Standard Liegen selvin 4-0-lukemin. Otsikoihin hyvän esityksen ja muun muassa Gabriel Martinellin (lue TÄSTÄ) lisäksi nousi Mesut Özil. Saksalaispelintekijä ei kuitenkaan noussut esiin positiivisessa mielessä, sillä hänet jätettiin kokonaan Arsenalin kokoonpanon ulkopuolelle. Özil on Arsenalin parhaiten palkattu pelaaja, mutta hän on pelannut tällä kaudella kaikki kilpailut mukaan lukien vain 71 […]
          

Woman who met love of her life in RAF celebrates 100th birthday

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A Dorset woman who met the love of her life while serving in the RAF has celebrated her 100th birthday.
          

An Iraqi Underground Musician Uses Metal to Attack Islam

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Anahita is a 28 year-old Iraqi woman who fronts two black metal bands. She was raised in an Islamic household, though not a strict one. She recounts how she came to reject her parents’ religion to music writer Kim Kelly in a recent article for The Atlantic. She lost her faith, as so many do, […]
          

галина5819: Двубортный жакет на раз, два, три из толстой пряжи

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Модный и одновременно классический жакет - обратите внимание - он связан крючком, а вовсе не спицами, как кажется на первый взгляд....Шикарный жакет с двумя рядами пуговиц выполнен крючком из толстой пряжи. Классический крой отлично дополняется грубым рисунком. 

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Размеры жакета: 36/38 (40/42) 44/46

Жакет связан крючком.

Вам потребуется: 1400 (1600) 1600 г тёмно-серой пряжи Next Grande 200 g (100% овечьей шерсти, 80 м/200 г); крючок № 12; 4 пуговицы.

 

Основной узор: 1-й р. (= лиц. р.): полуст. 2-й и 4-й р. (= изн. р.): полуст., при этом вводить крючок в поперечную нить 1-го р. 3-й р.: полуст., при этом вводить крючок за заднюю стенку петель 2-го р. Связать 1 раз с 1-го по 4-й р., затем повторять 3-й и 4-й р. Каждый р. начинать с 2 возд. п. подъёма вместо 1-го полуст. и заканчивать 1 ст. с/н в возд. п. подьёма предыдущего р.

Плотность вязания: 6 п. и 3,75 р. = 10 х 10 см.

Внимание! Жакет вяжется целиком поперёк. Стрелка на выкройке = направление вязания.

Описание работы: начать с левого рукава. Связать цепочку из 20 (22) 24 возд. п. + 2 возд. п. подьёма и вязать основным узором. Для скосов рукава прибавить с обеих сторон в каждом 4-м р. 4 х 1 п. = 28 (30) 32 п. Через 48 см = 18 р. от наборного края прибавить петли для боковых краёв полочки и спинки. Для этого в конце 18-го р. связать цепочку из 22 (24) 26 возд. п., повернуть и для 19-го р. обвязать её и 28 (30) 32 п. рукава основным узором. Затем петлю оставить и отдельной нитью присоединиться к последней п. 18-го р. Связать цепочку из 22 (24) 26 возд. п. и нить обрезать.

Затем ввести крючок в оставленную п. и обвязать эту цепочку рабочей нитью основным узором = 72 (78) 84 п. Через 13,5 см = 5 р. (16 см = 6 р.) 18,5 см = 7 р. от бокового края разделить работу посередине и сначала продолжить вязать на первых 36 (39) 42 п. спинку. Через 24 см = 9 р. от разделения закончен вырез горловины спинки: петли оставить и вязать на последних 36 (39) 42 п. левую полочку. Через 24 см = 9 р. от разделения работу закончить.

Затем для правой полочки связать цепочку из 36 (39) 42 возд. п. + 2 возд. п. подьёма и вязать основным узором. Через 24 см = 9 р. от наборного края снова вязать на всех петлях основным узором. Через 13,5 см = 5 р. (16 см = 6 р.) 18,5 см = 7 р. от конца выреза горловины оставить для рукава с обеих сторон 22 (24) 26 п., затем вязать жакет симметрично, при этом прибавления станут убавлениями. Закончить работу на длине рукава 48 см = 18 р.

Сборка: обвязать вырез горловины и нижние края с лицевой стороны 1 р. соед. ст. Пришить пуговицы (см. выкройку). Пуговицы застёгивать через отверстия в узоре, при необходимости отверстия для пуговиц обметать.

Выкройка вязания: 

 

 


          

галина5819: Великолепная курица с тыквой в духовке

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Тыква поспела! Готовим куриные голени с запеченной тыквой. А знаете ли вы насколько вкусна курица с тыквой в духовке, если нет, то обязательно приготовьте ее дома. Не секрет, что очень часто курицу запекают с овощами или на овощной подушке. Благодаря овощам получается очень вкусный гарнир, дополняющий мясо.

курица с тыквой

курица с тыквой запеченная


 




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  • тыква – 500 г
  • курица (голени) – 500-700 г
  • перец острый – ½ шт.
  • лимон (или лайм) – 0,5 шт.
  • лук репчатый – 1 шт.
  • растительное масло – 3 ст.л.
  • соль – 1 ч.л.

курица с тыквой - ингредиенты


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Половинку красного перчика очистить от семечек и измельчить ножом на маленькие кусочки. Переложить кусочки в небольшую глубокую тарелку. Тщательно вымыть руки, чтобы случайно не потереть глаза пальцами, что касались острого перца.

острый перец

Добавить к перцу соль и сок половинки лимона или лайма.

сок лайма

Влить в маринад растительное масло (желательно оливковое).

масло

Перемешать ложкой все компоненты до полного растворения соли.

маринад

Курицу промыть в холодной воде, обсушить полотенцем. По желанию, для этого рецепта можно использовать и другие части курицы.

куриные голени

Выложить курицу в глубокую тарелку и полить сверху маринадом. Хорошенько помассировать руками и дать постоять 15-20 минут.

курица в маринаде

На разогретую сковороду, смазанную подсолнечным маслом, выложить курицу. Если после маринования у вас остался маринад, то его необходимо оставить – им можно сбрызнуть курицу с тыквой перед запеканием.

курица на сковороде

Обжарить курицу до появления ароматной золотистой корочки.

жареная курица

Половинки тыквы разрезать на 2-сантиметровые кусочки. Очистить их от кожуры. Тыквенная кожура очень плотная и твердая, поэтому для очистки необходимо использовать тонкий острый нож.

тыква

Форму для запекания смазать растительным маслом. Выложить в нее куриные голени, а между ними разместить ломтики тыквы. Добавить разрезанный на кольца или полукольца красный лук. Вместо него можно использовать обычный репчатый лук или лук порей.

курица с тыквой

Полить курицу с тыквой остатком маринада и накрыть фольгой.

курица с тыквой

Отправить блюдо запекаться в разогретую духовку на 30 минут под фольгой и 10 минут без фольги.

курица с тыквой в духовке

Запеченная курица с тыквой готова!

курица с тыквой запеченная

Это блюдо получается настолько вкусным, что оно исчезает со стола в течение нескольких минут!

курица с тыквой

Приятного аппетита!

Курица с тыквой в духовке


          

Japanese teachers behind anti-bullying campaign forced younger colleague to send obscene emails, rubbed spicy soup in his eyes

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Four teachers who spearheaded a campaign against student bullying in a primary school in Kobe have been suspended for mentally and physically abusing four of their colleagues.The four – three men and a woman – have not been identified because they have not been charged with a crime but are teachers at the city’s Higashisuma Elementary School.The allegations against the four came to light after a male teacher in his 20s stopped going to work after developing mental health problems, the Mainichi…
          

In memoriam: Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll (1935-2019) has just passed away. She was a Black American film and television actress, probably best known for playing Dominique Deveraux on “Dynasty” (1984-87), Whitley’s mother on “A Different World” (1989-93) and the title character of “Julia” (1968-71), the first hit television show in the US starring a Black woman. On this blog […]
          

Dionysius Exiguus

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Dionysius Exiguus (c. 500-560), Latin for Dennis the Short, is the Roman monk who invented anno Domini (“in the year of the Lord”) or AD, also known as the Common Era or CE. It counts years from the birth of Jesus Christ, making this year 2019. He came up with AD in AD 525 when […]
          

ContraPoints

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ContraPoints (2016- ) is a left-wing channel on English-speaking YouTube with over 700,000 subscribers. It is run by Natalie Wynn, a White transgender woman who lives in a gentrified part of Baltimore, Maryland, not far from Freddie Gray’s old neighbourhood. Natalie Wynn: “This is an aesthetic century. In history, there are ages of reason and […]
          

Advanced DAZ Studio Light Bundle

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Get more lighting control and faster renders using the Advanced Ambient and Advanced Spot Lights.

Improve render speeds by using different shadow quality settings on a surface to surface basis. Extend realism and creativity with different falloff rates and light gels.

The Advanced Spotlight (which can be also used as a point light or a distant light) and the Advanced Ambient light can be used together to cover the most common lighting situations.

Price: $24.95 Special Price: $12.48


          

Agent Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s) and Male(s)

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Gorgeously chic and bossy pixie cut for every badass woman… and man too.

Agent Hair for Genesis 3 Female has 6 Restyle One-click Presets – from classy and chic to messy.

This haircut is divided into different Hair Zones, each Zone can be colored and styled separately when needed.

Price: $21.95 Special Price: $10.98


          

Aguja Mermaid and Alascanus Merman Couple Poses

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Beautiful and romantic Mercouple poses for the amazing and beautiful Aguja Mermaid and Alascanus Merman by Arki!  Meticulously designed for Arki's amazing creations, these 11 couple poses (with mirrors) capture a beautiful and romantic love affair between the Aguja Mermaid and Alascanus Merman.  Careful attention has been paid to not only their poses, but the positions of their tails, antennae, webbing and fins... all communicating a realistic and romantic interaction between the two characters.  These poses provide a perfect complement to the Aguja Mermaid Poses and Pose Control and the Alascanus Merman Poses and Pose Control.  You will love the Aguja Mermaid and Alascanus Merman Couple Poses, make your new characters the Lord and Lady of the Sea!

Price: $18.95 Special Price: $9.48


          

Anabelle Outfit

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Whether it's Gothic or a classic romantic style you crave, Victoria 4 is sure to look her best in this classic outfit. Four gorgeous, vintage inspired textures are included to give your outfit a variety of looks and styles.

Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


          

Anabelle Outfit for Genesis 2 Female(s)

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Whether it's Gothic, or a Classic Romantic Style, your Genesis 2 Female(s) are sure to look their best in this gorgeous outfit. Refitted and re-rigged from the Victoria 4 version, this product contains the same four beautiful, vintage-inspired textures to give a variety of looks and styles. The skirt has morphs to make it longer in the back or a full-length version.

Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


          

Ancient Blades by Merlin

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Ancient Blades is a collection of classical swords through out the ages. The Falcata was a formidable single edged Iberian sword used by Celtic mercenaries around the 4th Century B.C. Because of the strength and quality of the blade it was greatly feared by the Roman Legions who had to change the design of their weapons and armour to combat the threat the falcata posed. The Mycenaean sword is a bronze age blade dating from around 1500 B.C. during the time of the great hero's of Greek Mythology. Includes parents for the right and left hands of M4 and V4, a choice of three difference textures per sword and Daz Studio Mats.

Price: $9.95 Special Price: $4.98


          

Bejeweled Bundle 2: Arm Cuffs, Bangles, Rings and Toe Rings

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Bejeweled Bundle 2 is a pack that contains Arm Cuffs, Bangles, and Toe and Hand Rings. All of them come with lots of materials and possible shapes, so this bundle fills your needs for jewelry in lots of renders! Make every render special and unique! A must have!

All the jewels are independent for each arm, wrist, toe finger, or hand finger. You can have them where you wish and as many as you wish. Bangles have a morph for bigger forearms, and the Arm Cuffs include adjustment morphs too. In the case of the rings, as also happens with the bangles, you can scale them and move them to adjust to any character or figure based on Genesis 2 because all dials have been fine tuned and the scaling center has also been adjusted.

Genesis 2 Female and these derived females are supported: Belle 6, Mei Lin 6, Lilith 6, Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6, Giselle 6.

ARM CUFFS MATERIALS AND DESCRIPTION

Dragon: The mightiest mythical creature, a sign of power and bravery, mounted on a silver or gold spiked arm ring. The dragon has been all carefully modeled in 3D with details of eyes and nose holes, and realistically curved around the arm, and comes in 4 finishes: gold, silver, black and red.

Leaf: A sculpted leave that loops around the arm, a sign of what is natural and free, of the creatures of the forests. It comes in 4 finishes: gold, silver, green leaf, and brown leaf.

Roses And Thorns: From the tears that are dropped with pain, pleasure and passion, was born the most romantic and gothic classic, a branch of gold or silver metal with thorns. From the purest and the boldest stabbed hearts bloomed four roses of black, blue, pink, red, silver or gold petals. You can use the thorns with or without the roses.

Spiral: A very versatile yet complex double swirl arm cuff with mounted jewels, in silver or gold. The jewels come in green, red, blue or pink. You can use this cuff with or without jewels if you wish.

Stars: Quite versatile, you can use this one for casual themed renders as well as for fantasy creatures, as it fits perfectly in a very varied range of scenarios. A comet trail looped around the arm, and leaves the shine of six sparkling stars behind. The stars are in blue, pink or turquoise, and the band in silver or gold.

Sun And Moon: Threaded filigree design in gold or silver, and jewels of sun and moon in three finishes: moons.

In scratched relief with tiger's eye stone, Celtic sun and moons, or moons in blue enamel with sun with yellow topaz. All the filigree, sun and moon details are modeled in 3D. You can use the band with the filigree with or without the jewels, if you prefer.

BANGLES MATERIALS AND DESCRIPTION

Filigree Primrose: Carefully crafted filigree flower, with the symbolism of primrose: youth and the young love, in the language of the flowers means "I can't live without you". In Copper, Gold, Silver, Gold with Jade jewel, and Silver with Turquoise jewel.

Lady Of Roses: A romantic bangle design that is very versatile because you can hide the roses if you like, and use it in a wide variety of scenes. In Gold or Silver, and roses in black, blue, gold, silver, pink, or red.

Arwenna: Perfect to give your character a touch of power, majesty or might, has the flavor of the classic heroines. In Gold, Silver, Antique Metals, Gold and Black, and Silver and Black.

Princess Of Eire: Eire is the first name of Ireland, when it was the Land Of Woods, and this bangle is worth of her Princess. You can hide the jewel if you wish. In gold or silver, and jewels in Jasper, Purple Dragon jewel, Red, and Turquoise.

Ivy Goddess: Ivy and wine for the goddess of the forests, with leaves sculpted in metal that grow around the wrists. An ode to life and nature! In gold, bronze, or silver, with partial mats for brown or green leaves.

RINGS MATERIALS AND DESCRIPTION

Celtic: a classic of magic fantasy, double ring with ancient Celtic sign, in silver, gold, and mat pose to turn the sign black.

Flower: beautiful design of a flower made of round gems, with ring in gold or silver, and 5 beautiful color combinations of different precious stones: fuchsia-lavender, green-pearl. purple-orange, red-yellow, and turquoise-blue.

Galatea: A sumptuous classic that makes your characters stand out, the perfect accessory for the high and mighty, in gold or silver, and the most beautiful 5 precious stones mounted over rich metals: aquamarine, green, jasper, pink, and turquoise.

Hearts: Three carefully crafted hearts mounted over the ring, to give fun, sweet or sassy look to your hands or feet, in gold or silver, and five colors for the hearts: silver, gold, black, pink, and red.

Oval Jewel: an all-purpose ring of a precious stone mounted in an embracing thread of gold or silver. Perfect for all kinds of characters and situations. Jewel in green, turquoise, coral, or pink.

Rhomboid: A timeless design that gives protagonism to the jewel that is perfect both for casual or fantasy characters. Jewels in 6 beautiful stones (black, blue, green, pink, purple, and red) and ring in silver or gold.

Rose: A silver or gold ring with a carefully crafted sculpted rose mounted on top. Choose gold, silver, black, blue, pink or red for the rose. The romantic and gorgeous accessory for hands and feet that you need.

Simple: A simple ring that can be great for a wedding ring or for a simple sober ring, in gold or silver.

Uroboros: The snake that bites her own tail, is the sign of the eternal return, magic and renovation of nature, fits perfectly any fantasy character. Get it in silver or gold, with black or red eyes.

Spirals: Delicate and mystical design of double twist with gems in gold or silver, choose with or without gems, and between 5 possible precious stones: black, blue, pink, red, and turquoise.

Stars: Two stars cross over the finger like in the night sky, leaving a comet tail behind that is the silver or gold ring. Choose their shine between gold, silver, or blue or turquoise stars.

Price: $15.95 Special Price: $7.98


          

Bejeweled Bundle 3: Shout It

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"Bejeweled Bundle 3 Shout It!" is a pack that contains 6 sets of Necklaces, Earrings for each ear, and Bracelets for each wrist, for Genesis 3 Female(s). Say it with a jewel, shout it to the world! A must have for Genesis 3 Female(s)!

Iray materials are included to achieve the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders, in addition to the traditional 3Delight materials.

All of them come with lots of materials (full and partials) and also with hide options, so this bundle fills your needs for jewelry in lots of renders! The Keep Calm set also includes a tutorial to use your own text. Make every render special and unique!

The necklaces are rigged so they follow all the movements and poses, and in addition they have adjustment morphs if needed, movement morphs to swing left and right, and a size morph to make the main ornament bigger or smaller. The multiple I Love You and Keep Calm bracelets also include Mess morphs to make them fall more naturaly. The earrings include movement dials for all directions, and a size morph for the ornament.

This product is for Genesis 3 Female(s), including Victoria 7, Eva 7, and Bethany 7. The necklaces may fit others by using autofit and the adjustment morphs, and the earrings and bracelets have these premade fit morphs too, and also have their dials fine tuned for easy adjusting, and hook morphs for other character's ears.

SETS, DESCRIPTIONS, AND MATERIALS:

  • There are six sets of neklaces, bracelets and earrings, all matching, although you can combine them as you wish because they all are independent.
    • Diva set: The best way for a exquisite lady to get everybody recognize that she is made for the catwalk, for the studios, for the most exclusive places. A luxury paque in gold,brass or silver, words in glittering silver or gold or brass, and background of the plaque in diverse finishes including metallized zebra or leopard printed pattern. You can hide the lips and screws and leave only the word Diva with the plaque.
    • Dream set: Dreamy girls need these jewels to feel like an angel that inhabits the dreams of who witnesses them. Artissan's silver or gold, and blue and pink finishes for the cloud and dream word.
    • I Love You set: Say it with jewels, shout it to the world. The most romantic set with luxury finishes and noble materials for the metals, hearts, and words, and leather straps. The spheres of the hearts can be hidden in all the set, and in the necklace you can also hide the words for a minimalist look.
    • Keep Calm set: A jewelry set with attitude, or better said, with your attitude, but always cool, always keeping calm. Choose between 7 different mottos, mix and match them with the different metals. You also have a tutorial to know where you can plug your own.
    • Sexy set: Glamour and sexyness joined together in the exuberance of diamonds, emeralds, and rubies, with gold, silver, brass and copper. The jewels can be hidden too.
    • Superstar set: Not a star, a superstar! Leave no space to doubts, say it to the world, your characters are worth this set. A very varied pack, that goes from multicolored fun look, to elegant black and gold, all the glitter and glam, even a luxury set of gold and leopard print. You can hide the lone star in the necklace and bracelets, and the word in the earrings.

    Price: $15.95 Special Price: $7.98


              

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    Blaire for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Introducing Blaire, a sweet and sassy young woman for Genesis 3 Female.

    Blaire comes with highly detailed skin crafted on the Genesis 3 Base Female UV set and custom sculpted HD Head and Body morphs built from the Genesis 3 Female base. Also included is a sexy pout morph. Blaire comes with 7 normal makeups, 7 bolder makeups, 7 matching lip colors and 7 eye colors. Also included are 14 nail colors to coordinate with both the eye makeups and Hipster outfit textures.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Bloomingwood Hair

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    Bloomingwood Hair is a must-have hair with enormous versatility. Flowers in your hair mean more freshness, beauty, and color for your characters. A double bun realistic hair that fits perfectly for fantasy, bohemian, natural, historical, brides, or romantic looks.

    Works on Genesis 2 Female and her derived females: Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6.

    Includes 7 beautiful materials for the flowers, 7 branches colors, and 7 berries colors. All of them are partials, so you can customize the look of the floral crown to your wishes. There is also partial materials to hide the flowers, the berries, or all the crown, leaving only the hair.

    You can also customize the shape: tilt and move morphs for the crown allow you to set its position for different looks. There are also morphs for smaller or bigger flowers, even a morph to make simpler flowers with only 1 row of external petals. You can also make the buns smaller. There is also adjustment morphs for the sideburns, including a remove morph in case you want them to disappear or need to adjust them for unusual characters.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Cherish Top

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    Cherish is a Romantic and Feminine new top for your Genesis 2 Female(s) and Victoria 4 premiere 3D models. Included are five highly detailed textures with a variety of Material Preset Options and Hide Options for the sash, pleats and underskirt.

    NOW Includes a Version for Victoria 4!

    Price: $11.95 Special Price: $5.98


              

    Dangling Circlets For Any Figure

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    Get the exuberant touch that will take your characters to a superior level, with the kind of jewelry that you could see on high fantasy illustrations and movies! A must-have!

    Dangling Circlets For Any Figure is a set of five circlets with hanging chains that can be used with any figure. By default they fit to Genesis 2 Female, but we also included fit morphs for the most common figures (male and female) for faster and easier fitting.

    Customization possibilities: you can combine the precious stones and metals with the hide options to get lots of different looks!

    Also included: movement morphs to simulate natural fall, gravity, or movement in your renders and animations.

    We have studied deeply what we needed to make this product as versatile as possible, and we have designed a jewelry pack that can be used on ANY figure for Poser or DAZ Studio. Then, we made it easier for the user, so it always looks fantastic in every render, on every figure, character or pose.

    You just need a figure with a head part (99% of them meet these criteria, including Victoria 6, Genesis 2 Female, Genesis 2 Male, Michael 6, V4, M4). The circlets will follow the head movement, and you can use the adjustment morphs and the fine-tuned transform dials to fit them to your figure perfectly.

    Descriptions of the jewel sets and materials:

    - Dancer Of Wishes: Full of seduction and mystery, the hanging pearls will embrace you in their charm, and it's perfect to tell stories about distant lands in nights full of fantasy and myth. Metals in copper, gold or silver, and gems in black, green and orange, purple and tiger's eye, red and ivory white, two blues, and two pink shades. Options to hide the side chains, the central curved chain, and the chains over the eyes.

    - Daughter Of The Sun: A carefully crafted design of intricate metal swirls that adds complexity and beauty to your scenes. Get the dignity of a goddess with this amazing circlet! Metals in bronze, gold, and silver, and gems in black, blue, green, pink, red, and two brown jaspers. Options to hide the side chains, or just the jewels in the side chains.

    - Forest Sorceress: The star, that symbolizes magic and your bond to nature and the universe, and a tear cried by the goddess of the woods. Add mystery and shine to your sorceress, priestess, or fantasy characters! Metals in brass and rusted bronze, gold, old bronze, and silver, and tear gem in black, purple, red, tiger's eye, and turquoise. Options to hide the star on the left chain, the star on the right chain, the left chain, the right chain, the chains over the eyes, or the tear jewel.

    - Joy Of Gaia: Flower-shaped jewels in bloom in this fantastic dangling circlet add the touch of purity and charm to your most detailed scenes! An evocation to nature that gives a romantic look. Metals in gold, and silver, and flowers in blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, and turquoise. Options to hide the small flower-shaped jewels, the chains on the sides, or the chain over the eyes.

    - Promise Of The Moon: A princess made a promise to the moon, and two stars were born in her eyes. From the memories of this legend, the forgery masters of the ancient forged this amazing jewel. Metals in gold, and silver, and moon and stars jewels in black, blue, gold, pink, purple, silver, and turquoise. Options to hide the small moons on the chains, the stars on the side chains, or the side chains.

    Price: $11.95 Special Price: $5.98


              

    dForce Eleyna Outfit Textures

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    Six romantic new textures for dForce Eleyna Outfit

    Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


              

    dForce Night Walker Outfit, Props and Poses For Genesis 8 Female(s)

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    dForce Night Walker Outfit for Genesis 8 Female(s) is a fully customizable and dForce compatible outfit that you can use as a conforming one, or as a dForce one. It is completely rigged so it will work either way.

    It includes a timeless nightgown, chambersticks for the left or right hands, daggers for the left or right hands, and unparented prop versions of the chamberstick and the dagger, to be placed anywhere, and 10 varied poses for Genesis 8 Female(s) holding the props. You can use it for all kinds of character concepts and stories: romantic, action, gothic classics, horror, mystery, sleepwalkers...

    If you decide to use it with dForce, it includes three "For dForce" morphs that adjust the clothing for optimal simulation, 2 for the skirt, and one for the sleeves. They can be used independently or together.

    The nightgown includes clean, dirty and bloody material presets, and all of them can be set ripped or not. It also has style morphs to make the skirt shorter or longer, break the cords, open the back part more, or lower the cleavage part. There are many material presets for the nightgown, the candles, and the dagger. All these options together allow to achieve countless different looks!

    This product also contains a tutorial for Introduction to dForce in pdf that is loadable from its icon inside Daz Studio, and 3 Prepare For dForce special morphs to optimize the dress shape for dForce.

    Supported Genesis 8 Female shapes: Aiko 8, The Girl 8, Teen Josie 8, and Victoria 8.  Other body morphs supported by Auto-follow. This dress works with all the Genesis 8 Body Morphs, as all of them have been included when needed, which means full freedom to use any of those morphs in your renders.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Ear Cuffs And Wraps For Any Figure

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    Ear Cuffs And Wraps are the accessory collection you need to give an original and unique touch to your fantasy characters of all kinds... A must-have!

    The ear wraps also have size morphs and movement morphs to adjust the ear wraps to your wish or to move the hanging chains.

    The ear cuffs include a hide mat pose to hide the chains and ornaments. Use them to turn these ear cuffs into ear wraps and maybe use with earrings, or to get a simpler look. You can also use the movement morphs to simulate gravity and natural fall, and to adjust to different hair models.

    Ear Cuffs And Wraps For Any Figure is a set of 10 ear cuffs and wraps that can be used with any figure. By default they fit to Genesis 2, both Female and Male, but we also included fit morphs for the most common female and male figures for faster and easier fitting: Victoria 6, Michael 6, Michael 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Male, Victoria 4, and Michael 4. Also works great in any other Genesis 2 Figure or Character, usually with very little adjustment required.

    We have studied deeply what we needed to make this product as versatile as possible, and we have designed a jewelry pack that can be used on ANY figure for Poser or DAZ Studio. Then, we made it easier for the user, so it always look fantastic in every render, on every figure, character or pose.

    You just need a figure with a head part (99% of them meet these criteria, including Victoria 6, Genesis 2 Female(s), Victoria 4...). The jewels will follow the movement, and you can use the adjustment morphs and the fine-tuned transform dials to fit them to your figure perfectly.

    Descriptions of the Jewel Sets and Materials:

    Elven Calls: multiple filament ear wrap with the detail of magic elven trumpets and frills. You can set the metal to all gold, all silver, silver and gold alternated with golden frills, and artissan's gold (smooth and rough gold)

    Fantasy Swirl: elven ear wrap with frills, that can be set to all gold, all silver, silver with gold frills, and artisan's gold

    Moon Shine: Carefully crafted ear wrap with stars and frills, and a moon with face and a hanging star. You can move and rotate the moon and the star independently in all directions and several angles (set desired rotation morph to 1, others to zero). Mat poses are: bronze wrap and star borders and platinum frills and moon and stars in bluish turquoise, all gold, all silver, and silver with stars and moon in greenish turquoise

    Triskeles: ear wrap of Celtic inspiration, that can be set all gold, all silver, silver and gold, or artisan's gold

    Tribal Rites: ear wrap that is ideal for priestess or other fantasy characters and has a hanging chain and an ornament, and can be set to all silver, all gold, gold with silver and artisan's gold.

    Daughter Of Stars: stars are the most versatile theme that will fit any fantasy or scifi scene. A gorgeous design of gold or silver metal, and stars in black, blue, pink, or turquoise

    Dream Symphony: Romantic music themed design for glamour or fantasy characters. In gold or silver, and musical notes in gold, silver, or black

    Mysterious Goddess: Arcane plates with relief over swirling frills and hanging cones in gold, silver, gold and black. and silver and black. Includes morphs to move the plates out or to the front to adjust to different hair models, or style it as you wish

    Princess Of Forest: Leaves in gold, silver, green, or brown. A fantasy classic that looks awesome in fairies and elves. Has morphs for adjusting for hair

    Wings And Feathers: wings for a sky deity, a mighty warrior, or an elven princess of the skies. In gold, silver, bronze, or rusty. Has morphs for moving the wing to fit with different hair models, and for moving the point of the wing upwards. Use them also to style the ear cuff

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Agata for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Agata is a character for Genesis 3 Female, that includes Iray materials (in addition to the traditional Daz Studio's 3Delight ones). She also includes several custom sculpted morphs: head morph, long nails, claw nails, fangs, and genitalia, all usable with Genesis 3 Female Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs. Agata has a specially detailed skin, including skin features like pores, moles and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders.

    With her many customization features, Agata's stunning beauty can impact any scene as seductive woman, an apocalyptic action heroine, soldier, vampire, or whatever you can imagine. A must have!

    With casual makeups and lips that match perfectly, and also special options like: tattoos that you can add where you want them (in each arm or both, chest or abdomen, or them all), vampire teeth correctly placed in the canines and visible in most expressions, claw nails, special makeups that can fit many themes from fantasy or gothic to apocalyptic and camouflage, and two special eye colors for the vampire.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Barbara for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    She can be a warrioress, an amazingly beautiful woman of our times, or the mysterious protagonist of a sword and sorcery tale or legend. Barbara is perfect for any theme. A must have!

    Barbara is a very versatile character for Genesis 3 Female, with lots of features that you can use to get many different looks:

    CUSTOM SCULPTED MORPHS: Head morph with unique facial features that was made thinking in beauty proportions, vampire fangs that are scaled and positioned to be visible in expressions in a natural way, stilletto nails, long squared nails, and a custom morph that simulates the external Anatomical Elements. All these morphs only need Genesis 3 Female Base.

    TWO BODY SHAPES: You can choose between a slender body and a stronger, more muscular body. The body uses the Genesis 3 Female Body Mophs, for maximum compatibility with clothing.

    SKIN DETAIL: Barbara has a specially detailed skin, including skin features like pores, moles and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders. She includes materials both for Iray and for 3Delight. You can use Barbara with or without makeup, if you want to show her natural detailed skin, giving you the possibility to render her in all the moments of her virtual life and situations.

    SPECIAL MAKEUP AND EYES OPTIONS: Barbara has casual makeups and perfectly matching lipsticks and nail colors, and also four special fantasy makeups: War Paint, Tribal Signs, Celtic Blue, and Sorceress Makeup, and two tribal lipsticks in dark and blue. She also includes two special eyes: with white iris, and all deep blue eyes without pupils.

    TATTOOS: With total freedom, you can also apply her tattoos where you want them (on each arm or both, in the abdomen, in the chest only or in all the torso), and has an extra detail icon to add extra pore detail for her skin, that can be added or removed independently.

    Price: $18.95 Special Price: $9.48


              

    EJ Body Shape And Detail Morphs for Genesis 8 Female(s)

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    EJ Body Shape And Detail Morphs for Genesis 8 Female(s) is a pack of 118 morphs, and 7 typical shapes of the female body. You can use them to add natural and detailed features to your characters, or to build fresh new bodies from scratch just with this pack! A must have for Genesis 8 Female!

    Made after a deep study of what physical features needed to be available as morphs, these morphs have the shapes that you've been missing like for example: finger knuckles and tendons, collarbone and neck detail, female graceful abdominals, tendons that appear when you flex the hand, the back of kneebone, or the elbows inner and outer parts, muscles of the back, typical female shoulder shapes, folds and contour of the body around the back, arms, and torso, and many other features that turn a 3d character into a living woman.

    You can use these morphs with other Genesis 8 morph packs, or add features to existing characters. You can also just start with Genesis 8 Female Base, and use the morphs to make a unique body, as you won't need anything else actually. This is possible because we added two kind of morphs: some that add physical details like the shape of the collarbone or the finger tendons, and others that set proportions and major features like the hip-waist ratio or the shape of abdomen or breasts.

    Seven typical Body Shapes are also included, which detail and shape Genesis 8 to each one of the most usual female body shapes. You can mix and match them too, creating natural body shapes in a glimpse. These presets are just samples of what you can do. The number of new body shapes that you can do with the 118 morphs is virtually unlimited.

    This is a morphs product, no textures are included.

    EASE OF USE: You just dial in any of the 118 morphs to add the features you need. There is also a pdf guide that is loaded clicking an icon to learn how to adapt clothing to the custom morphs so you can also use them with any clothing.

    TYPICAL BODY SHAPE PRESETS: The seven typical Body Shape Presets represent the most usual female body shapes: Apple, Full Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, Lean Column, Neat Hourglass, Pear, and Rectangle. This classification, often used in fashion too, helps you to quickly imagine and build an unique body. With the Full Preset Body Shape dials, you can dial any of them as much as you like, and get a natural body, or use the icons to set one of them at 100%. This is also useful to create a body that is similar to someone real that you know, not only perfect models.

    USABILITY FEATURES: These morphs work on Genesis 8 Female(s), and all figures based on her.

    MERCHANT RESOURCE: These morphs are for a final user as well as to be used as a merchant resource, provided your character is for sale, not for free. You can use these morphs mixed with your existing body morphs or reference them as list them as a requirement. You can't repack these morphs in any way, totally or partially, or claim them as your own.

    Price: $25.95 Special Price: $12.98


              

    EJ Cintia for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Cintia is a character for Genesis 3 Female, that includes Iray materials (in addition to the traditional Daz Studio's 3Delight materials). She also includes several custom sculpted morphs: head morph, elven ears, stiletto nails, long nails, and anatomical elements crease, all usable with Genesis 3 Female Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs. Cintia has a specially detailed skin, including skin features like pores, moles and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders.

    Versatile, unique and charming, Cintia is a strong, beautiful woman with a great personality. With her special makeups and tattoos Cintia can also be an elven warrior, a queen of the fairies in a dream of a Midsummer night, or whatever character you can imagine! A must have!

    With casual makeups and lips that match perfectly, and also special options like: special fantasy makeups as Elven Ranger, Blue Edelweiss, Butterfly Eyes and Queen Of Butterflies, elven ears, and two special eyes (pink irises and all black eyes), tattoos that can be applied where you wish (each one of the arms, chest, abdomen, foot, or them all) and extra detail icon to add extra pore detail for her skin, that can be added or removed independently.

    Price: $18.95 Special Price: $9.48


              

    EJ Daisy and Malmorda for Genesis 8 Female

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    EJ Daisy and Malmorda For Genesis 8 Female is a character that includes 2 alternative shapes for head and body: an affable lady of sweet face with elegant beauty, and a strong thinner elder woman with a deep and terrifying gaze. With lots of options like casual and fantasy makeups, and 4 skin tones, both can become main characters of many of your renders as casual characters, sorceresses, fantasy queens, fairy godmothers, terrible witches, or experienced warrior queens.

    CHARACTER MORPHS: Long square nails, Stilleto nails, and head morphs. There is a custom morph that simulates the external Anatomical Elements over Genesis 8 Female base mesh. She also includes Lacrimal JCMs to get a natural look when looking to the sides. The head morphs are custom, so they don't need anything else to work. The bodies use Genesis 8 Female Body Morphs for maximum compatibility with all your clothing, plus custom Extra Features morphs to detail some extra areas like elbows, back of legs, collarbone and neck and hand details, that can independently be turned off.

    MAKEUP OPTIONS: 9 lipsticks and 11 makeups, that can be mixed with any skin tone: 7 casual makeups and 4 fantasy makeups. For the nails you have 7 nice colors, including the classic crimson, black, and french nails.

    SPECIAL EYES: Both for Iray and 3Delight there is a material to turn the irises white, and another to turn the eyes to all black, giving a sinister look for your horror or supernatural characters.

    SKIN TONES: Daisy or Malmorda can have 4 skin tones: the default one, a darker one, tan, and a pale one. With them you can change her skin tone to match people from different countries or in different situations, with more tan or less, or give her a pale look that is great for ethereal fantasy characters or witches.

    Price: $21.95 Special Price: $10.98


              

    EJ Estela for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Estela is a character for Genesis 3 Female, that includes Iray materials (in addition to the traditional DAZ Studio's 3Delight ones). She also includes several custom sculpted morphs: head morph, sci-fi ears, long nails, claw nails, and genitalia crease, all usable with Genesis 3 Female Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs. Estela has a specially detailed skin, including skin features like pores, moles and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders.

    Estela is a beauty with an alter ego. Estela can be a gorgeous natural woman with all her casual options, and can also become a supernatural creature of green skin and special body and face decorations, that can be an extraterrestrial heroine, a superhero, a fantasy creature, a shape-shifter, and even a dark elf. You can turn Estela's skin green and normal at any time, and mix it with any of the other material options. A must have!

    With casual makeups and lips that match perfectly, and also special options like: Sci-Fi body decorations that you can add where you want them (in each arm or both, chest or abdomen, or them all), claw nails, special sci-fi makeups in addition to casual ones, and two special eyes: all white and all black.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Etta for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Etta is a character for Genesis 3 Female(s), that includes Iray materials (in addition to the traditional DAZ Studio's 3Delight ones). She includes several custom sculpted morphs: head morph, vertical pupils, square nails, vampire fangs, and anatomical elements, all usable with Genesis 3 Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Body Morphs. Etta has a specially detailed skin, including skin features like pores, moles and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders.

    Her facial features have been modeled to be an ideal homage to the beauty of ebony skin, and featuring the special bone structure of the cheekbones typical of those who have African ancestry. Special options of makeups can also turn Etta into a tribal warrior or a fantasy woman, or an Ishologu (African vampire) or zombie by using the fangs and the yellow eyes with vertical pupils.

    She also has makeups and body painting, with lots of customization options, all in partial material presets so everything can be mixed as you wish. You get 11 makeups, and several tattoo options, for arms, legs, and body, to use all together or where you want them.
    She also has a series of matching casual looking makeups, nail polish, and lipsticks.

    Etta's beautiful head has been custom sculpted in 3D. The vampire fangs have been carefully modeled to look great in expressions, with the right length and placed in the canines. The square nails enhance the beauty of the nail polishes. And every option is set on and off with just a click in an icon.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Face Morphs And Details for Genesis 8 Female(s)

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    EJ Face Morphs And Details for Genesis 8 Female(s) is a pack of 372 morphs. You can use them to add natural and detailed face features to your characters, or to build fresh new faces from scratch just with this pack! A must have for Genesis 8 Female!

    Made after a deep study of what physical features needed to be available as morphs, these morphs have the shapes that you've been missing like for example: morph the upper, lower and middle part of the nose and the tip independently, make the eyebrows longer in their inner or outer parts, or set their arch, add frown creases, make full and round cheeks or different styles of angled cheeks, create unique ears from scratch by morphing all their sections, apply styles for the shape of the eyes, lips, or nose, detail the forehead and temples, and many other features that turn a 3d character into a living woman.

    You can use these morphs with other Genesis 8 morph packs, or add features to existing characters. You can also just start with Genesis 8 Female Base, and use the morphs to make a unique face, as you won't need anything else actually.
    This is possible because we added two kind of morphs: some that add details like for example to morph each portion of the lips, and others that set proportions and major features like the overall shape of the face or the head.

    The number of new face shapes that you can do with the 372 morphs is virtually unlimited.

    This is a morphs product, no textures are included.

    EASE OF USE: You just dial in any of the 372 morphs to add the features you need.

    TYPICAL FACE SHAPE MORPHS: In face morphology there is a classification of female faces in Round, Diamond, Square, Heart, Oval, and Pear. These shapes are included in this pack: as full face morphs, and also as jaw only morphs. There are also other face shapes like Chiseled, Concave, Convex, and morphs like Face Projection and others. This is very useful to create a face that is similar to someone real that you know, not only perfect models.

    USABILITY FEATURES: These morphs work on Genesis 8 Female(s), and all figures based on her.

    MERCHANT RESOURCE: These morphs are for a final user as well as to be used as a merchant resource, provided your character is for sale, not for free. You can use these morphs mixed with your existing head morphs or reference them and list them as a requirement. You can't repack these morphs in any way, totally or partially, or claim them as your own.

    ZEROS INCLUDED: You don't have to reset all the morphs if you don't like a part while working with the morphs. Zeros for each part of the face are included as library icons so you can reset the eyes only, or the chin, or whatever other part of the face. They will set the morphs of this pack to zero so you can start over in that part without losing all your work in the rest of the face.

    Price: $24.95 Special Price: $12.48


              

    EJ Hugo

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    Hugo is a character for Michael 6. He is inspired by the stories of vampires found in movies and novels, and represents the romantic and tormented hero.

    "Memento Mori" is tattooed on his right shoulder, which means "Remember that you are a mortal being", even though he is not! "Roses and Death" is inked on his left arm. His left arm rules with reason, as he needs your blood to live, but the right rules the heart, as he clings to life itself.

    With Hugo you also get a very versatile character that you can use not only for a vampire, but for all kinds of male characters, from casual males to Gothic, or historical to fantasy.

    Hugo includes custom sculpted morphs for the head, sculpted vampire teeth, sculpted realistic anatomical elements, fantasy eye options, face options for Gothic appearance, bloody vampire, Venetian mask, goatee or neck bites, and you can use clean skin or tattoos in each arm or both.

    Also included: 10 expressions. Five expressions for the vampire, and five expressions for general use, as well as a zero expression.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Karisma for Genesis 3 Female

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    Karisma has been designed to perfectly represent a woman of exotic beauty, with dark golden skin and gorgeous facial features. She can embody many of your characters, no matter if they come from a fantasy world of epic legends, or from real world ethnic groups like Indian, Gypsy or ancient Egyptian. We have made her so she is versatile for lots of character concepts, but also has a strong touch of exotism, with henna tattoos and special makeups. A must have!

    Karisma is a very versatile character for Genesis 3 Female, with lots of features that you can use to get many different looks:

    CUSTOM SCULPTED MORPHS: The custom head morph of Karisma has been made thinking in versatility and beauty. She also has a nails morphs for long nails, special cute ears morph, and a custom morph that simulates the external Anatomical Elements. All these morphs only need Genesis 3 Female Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs for maximum compatibility with all your clothing.

    SKIN DETAIL: The skin tone of Karisma gives her the perfect look for exotic characters both of real world and fantasy stories, and adds variety to your works. Her skin includes features like pores and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders. She includes materials both for Iray and for 3Delight. You can use Karisma with or without makeup, if you want to show her natural detailed skin, giving you the possibility to render her in all the moments of her virtual life and situations.

    SPECIAL MAKEUP AND EYES OPTIONS: In addition to casual makeups and matching lipsticks an nails, Karisma also has 4 special makeups: Egyptian Priestess, Henna Makeup, Bindi Makeup, and Jeweled Makeup. There is also 2 special eyes with white irises and purple irises, for fantasy creatures.

    TATTOOS: Karisma has beautiful Henna tattoos that can be applied where you want them: on each arm or both, on each leg or both, in the chest, in the navel, or all at the same time. Karisma also has an extra detail icon to add extra pore detail for her skin, that can be added or removed independently.

    Price: $18.95 Special Price: $9.48


              

    EJ Minina

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    Minina is an extremely versatile character for Genesis 2 Female, with highly detailed skin and makeups, the most beautiful two-colored irises, custom sculpted cat eyes morph and canines, arms and body tattoos, fantasy and casual makeups, custom sculpted head and anatomical elements, and many options to customize her appearance.

    You have 4 fantasy makeups in addition to the 7 casual makeups: Black Mask, Cat Face, Leopard Purple Eyes, and Leopard Fantasy. Each one of them can inspire a different story! Is she a gorgeous thief or a heroine dressed in black, a seductive half human feline, a sassy pinup in cat disguise, or a leopard woman? You decide!

    The custom cat eyes and fangs can also be used in a lot of other kind of themes, as a vampire, as a supernatural creature, or whatever you imagine.

    She also has very elaborate tattoos for her chest, back, torso side, and both arms. You can apply them independently, mix them, so you can have them in the arm you choose or both, and in the back or chest (great for renders with a mirror reflection), or both, all or none.

    Includes a beautiful custom sculpted morph for the head, and also sculpted anatomical elements, custom sculpted cat eyes and canines, and partial and full tattoos, and also makeups, nails, and lashes that can look great together: mix and match them as you wish.

    All the morph options include Apply and Remove icons, and you also have the tools to set nails long or short on one click, and also to set nipples on and off for skintight/normal look on clothing.

    Also includes 1 special eye option for all black eyes, 10 eye colors (eight natural + two fantasy colors), seven casual makeups, four fantasy makeups, seven eyelash colors that will look great with the makeups, nine lip colors, and seven hands and feet nails colors.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    EJ Rubi and Fire Goddess for Genesis 3 Female

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    Rubi and Fire Goddess for Genesis 3 Female is a super sexy redhead character of a for Genesis 3 Female that can also become a supernatural creature- the Fire Goddess.

    The Dragon Lord in its human form fell in love with the priestess of his cult, and Rubi was born with the power to become a Fire Goddess. With her supernatural powers, she was prepared to fight against demons and orcs. Seductive for the humans, deadly against the fantasy evil creatures.

    She has a freckled skin, not only in her face but also in her whole body, distributed in a natural way. Her delicate but intense facial features are also modeled to reflect her internal double nature of passionate woman and Fire Goddess. As a Fire Goddess, she has a special skin with the shades of fire and golden reflections, special makeups and eyes, and ears morph. For the human part, you have casual makeups that enhance her beauty, and also special makeups for warrior characters. As a stunning beautiful woman, a warrior of divine nature, the daughter of the supreme Norse warrior god, or the Fire Goddess... for all of your stories, Rubi is a must have!

    Rubi is a very versatile character for Genesis 3 Female, with lots of features that you can use to get many different looks:

    FIRE GODDESS OPTIONS: Rubi can also become a Fire Goddess, with all her body changed to the shades of flames, golden reflections carefully placed, two special eyes (all white eyes, and Fire Goddess eyes that have black sclera and red bright irises), two special lips (dark and fire), two special makeups (fire and smoke, and flames). An icon is provided to remove the special options and restore the default base skin.

    CUSTOM SCULPTED MORPHS: The custom head morph of Rubi has been made thinking in versatility and beauty. She also has a nails morphs for fantasy ears, long nails, stilleto nails, and a custom morph that simulates the external Anatomical Elements. All these morphs only need Genesis 3 Female Base. The body uses Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs for maximum compatibility with all your clothing.

    SKIN DETAIL: Rubi's skin has freckles in her face and all over her body, distributed in a natural way, and her makeups have been designed to not cover but emphasize the beauty of her skin. Her skin also includes features like pores, moles, and variations found in human skin that will give you the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders. She includes materials both for Iray and for 3Delight. You can use Rubi with or without makeup, if you want to show her natural detailed skin, giving you the possibility to render her in all the moments of her virtual life and situations.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Elven Forehead Pieces For Any Figure

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    Elven Forehead Pieces are jewels that are tied to the hair with a little hook. It uses to be placed in the middle, and is the perfect ornament for the elven creatures that you saw in movies and fantasy art, and now ready for your creations, with complete freedom for your imagination. A must-have!

    Elven Forehead Pieces For Any Figure is a set of 5 jewels that can be used with any figure and with almost any hair. By default they fit to Genesis 2 Female(s), but we also included fit morphs for the most common female and male figures for faster and easier fitting: Genesis 2 Male, Victoria 6, Michael 6, M4 Shape for Genesis 2 Male, V4, and M4. Also works great in any other Genesis 2 figure or character, usually with very little adjustment required.

    We have studied deeply what we needed to make this product as versatile as possible, and we have designed a jewelry pack that can be used on ANY figure for Poser or DAZ Studio. Then, we made it easier for the user, so it always look fantastic in every render, on every figure, character or pose.

    You just need a figure with a head part (99% of them meet these criteria, including Victoria 6, Genesis 2 Female(s), V4...). The jewels will follow the movement, and you can use the adjustment morphs and the fine-tuned transform dials to fit them to your figure perfectly.

    The props come in 2 versions: one that follows the head movement (smartprop) and another that doesn't (non parented). Use the parented one for common use. Use the non parented for holding in a hand, put them as brooches, or whatever you imagine.

    All of them include morphs to adapt to the shape of the head, and to rotate the chain, and have also fine tuned transform dials.

    The forehead pieces use to be placed in the center of the forehead, and the chain over the hair, and this is the purpose of these morphs. But you can put them as you wish. You can also hide the chain in all forehead pieces if you want.

    Descriptions of the jewel sets and materials:

    - Asrai: Double jewel with intricate spirals around them for a fantasy classic look. In gold or silver, and black, blue, green, pink or red jewels

    - Forest Charm: Fan of metal leaves around jewels with pear-shaped diamond cut. In gold or silver, jewels in red, pink or green, and leaves in green, brown or gold

    - Gaia's Jewel: Magical vines embracing an enchanted jewel, that give birth to detailed leaves. In gold or silver, jewel in jade, quartz, ruby or turquoise, and leaves in brown or green

    - Tree Of Life: The tree between the worlds, Yggdrasil, or the tree of life, that bonds your soul to nature. Five stunning different variations, and hide options for fruits and hanging jewel

    - Winged Heart: Flies to the land of the heroes, good for romance and for fantasy heroins. In gold or silver, and heart in black, pink, red, or white

    Price: $10.95 Special Price: $5.48


              

    Fashionable Movie Dress Textures

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    What is your favorite movie? Have you seen Bubbleboy? Do you like Action movies, or romantic Comedies? It won't matter what you choose because you will look perfect watching any of them with these five stunning textures for the Movie Dress for Victoria 4.

    Price: $11.95 Special Price: $0.00


              

    Flower Cart

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    Bring back the romance with this charming mobile merchant, flower cart stocked with Roses, Lilies and Vases.

    The wheeled cart comes with four different flower arrangements and two fancy, metal, flower containers. Individual props and all-in-one, preloaded cart sets are included for both DAZ Studio and Poser.

    Note: The flowers and arrangements are low-poly and optimized for fast rendering. They may not be suitably detailed for extreme closeups.

    Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


              

    Gossamer Outfit for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Bring some fairy magic to your wardrobe with this enchanting outfit for your fantasy girls!

    Gossamer is a sweet new fantasy outfit for your Genesis 3 Female(s). Gossamer includes a bra top, petal skirt, leafy coattails, petal wrist cuffs, thorny cape, panty, rose necklace, rose hairpiece, leafy anklet and dragonfly wings.

    This set is complete with six textures in enchanted green and pink, romantic emerald and red, autumnal browns, gothic black and purples, wintery blues and rainbow magic

    Note: While Gossamer's shaders were designed with the Daz Studio Iray render engine in mind, the textures work and look great using the 3Delight render engine!

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Hat and Hair Helper Genesis 2

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    Sometimes you need characters in your scenes to wear hats. But what do you do about their hair? Every man who wears a ball cap is not bald; every woman who wears a hood does not have a tight ponytail. The best hair in the world can't have morphs for every situation!

    Now you have many more options using the Hat and Hair Helper. This conforming object (a version for Genesis 2 Female and Genesis 2 Male is included) fits invisibly into your scene, and when hair is conformed to it, you can morph the hair to hide it under hats, caps, crowns, hoods, et cetera. Because the conformer is used while invisible, it will not increase render time.

    Not only that, but you can use a second Helper in your scene to vastly increase your options with morphing the conforming headgear itself! All morphs have positive and negative dial options for maximum flexibility.

    With 29 helper morphs for different presets and parts of the head, this utility is compact, simple, and completely essential for using hair with headgear!

    Price: $9.95 Special Price: $4.98


              

    StarQuest Headlines for the week ending September 27, 2019

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    Headlines for the week ending September 27, 2019:

    The post StarQuest Headlines for the week ending September 27, 2019 appeared first on SQPN.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/1888&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com.


              

    Isolabella Dress

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    Isolabella Dress is a Gothic/Victorian/Historical/Fairytale long dress. Fits Genesis 2 Female, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Gia 6, Victoria 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, and V4 shape for Genesis 2 Female.

    You have six full beautiful material presets for the dress: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Red, and White, and the clasps can be set to gold, silver, black metal, copper, or bronze. These material presets are matching the style of Isolabella Jewels, so they look great together if you want to use them.

    In addition you can hide the vertical strips to achieve an alternative look, or hide the skirt, to turn the dress into a corset. You can combine these options with all the mats, so you can choose any color, as these are partial mats. You can even combine the two hiding options.

    For posing you also get eight full body poses, eight dress poses for those, and tools for zeroing the legs and using your poses, as well as three basic zero poses in sit and kneel positions as start points for posing. The dress can be adjusted to sit and lay/kneel on the floor with the dress around in a romantic pose.

    Contains 48 morphs in 12 categories to adjust and move. All material presets have their equivalent Poser materials, and the dress can be used in both applications using DSON Importer for Poser.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Lorellin for Genesis 3 Female

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    Lorellin is a romantic and enchanting new beauty for Genesis 3 Female(s). She comes with detailed skin crafted on the Genesis 3 Base UV set and custom Zbrush sculpted HD head and body morphs built off the base Genesis 3 Female shape. Lorellin includes six eye colors, seven normal shimmery makeups, seven enchanted fantasy makeups and seven matching lip shades with a remove gloss option.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Lothriel Bundle

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    Bring some magic to your wardrobe with this enchanting dress for your fantasy girls! Lothriel is a romantic new fantasy outfit for your Genesis 3 Females. Lothriel includes a full length gown, panty, butterfly necklace, butterfly bracelet and butterfly prop. This set is complete with five textures in enchanted forest green, cool ocean blues, soft and romantic pinks, twilight purples and midnight black.

    Note: While Lothriel's shaders were designed with Daz Studio Iray render engine in mind, the textures work and look great using the 3Delight render engine!

    Lorellin is a romantic and enchanting new beauty for Genesis 3 Female. She comes with detailed skin crafted on the Genesis 3 Base UV set and custom Zbrush sculpted HD head and body morphs built off the base Genesis 3 Female shape. Lorelling includes 6 eye colors, 7 normal shimmery makeups, 7 enchanted fantasy makeups and 7 matching lip shades.

    Price: $24.95 Special Price: $12.48


              

    Lothriel Outfit for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Bring some magic to your wardrobe with this enchanting dress for your fantasy girls! Lothriel is a romantic new ;fantasy outfit for your Genesis 3 Females. Lothriel includes a full length gown, panty, butterfly necklace, butterfly bracelet and butterfly prop. This set is complete with five textures in enchanted forest green, cool ocean blues, soft and romantic pinks, twilight purples and midnight black.

    While Lothriel's shaders were designed with Daz Studio Iray render engine in mind, the textures work and look great using the 3Delight render engine!

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    MASY Light Up The Dark Iray

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    Shapes loom out of the darkness, the dim light casting long shadows.  This set brings you 73 new ways to light dark and dramatic scenes in Iray! There are five new HDRIs with moons and skies, individual spotlights, backlighting assemblies, high-contrast chiaroscuro assemblies, and 11 softbox looks for softer shadows, plus the unique Moondial scene that allows you to easily aim moonlight at objects in the scene using a widget. The spotlight and contrast ensembles use lES profiles for precision and faster rendering.

    SickleYield and Marshian bring you comprehensive night lighting for Iray!

    Scene light recipes:

    Main promo (sorceress and monsters): Chiaroscuro Cold Night preset

    Popup 01 (orcs on the road): HDRI 4k 1 Road + Soft Box 04 Blue Moon preset + Chiaroscuro 04 Blue Moon Left Preset

    Popup 02 (crashed spacecraft): Moon Dial Scene

    Popup 03 (vampire woman in doorway): HDRI 4k 5 HorizonGlow + Backlight 07 Harvest Moon Preset

    Popup 04 (lunatic with saw): Spotlights 02, 06, 07, HDRI 4K 2 Full Moon

    Popup 05 (boat): Moon Dial Scene

    Popup 06 (woman discovering fallen man): Moon Dial, Soft Box 10 Forest Green

    Price: $22.95 Special Price: $11.48


              

    Mucho Flow Outfit and Accessories for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Mucho Flow Outfit And Accessories is a 5 pieces complete outfit composed of: Shirt, Skirt, Shoes, Fitness Tracker, and Handbag in 3 versions (handheld, forearm, and standalone prop).

    Also included are 10 poses for Genesis 3 Female(s), which turn this into a package to build a great scenes in seconds. You can load all the outfit at once, or each piece independently. Perfect for any cheerleader, trending girl, sports woman, dynamic characters, or any casual fashion and street scene. Mucho Flow is a must have!

    POSING FEATURES: The 10 provided poses load just clicking an icon which automatically poses Genesis 3 Female(s) and all the pieces: 5 poses for using with the handheld Handbag and 5 for using with the forearm Handbag. This outfit has been rigged to achieve a natural posing in most poses without adjustment, but if needed you have movement and adjustment morphs. You also have movement morphs on the skirt and the shirt so you can add some variation in animations or simulate a swing in the hanging part of the shirt or move the skirt so it flies a bit more, making it all look great in animations and still images.

    MATERIALS FEATURES: Both for Iray and for 3Delight, you have plenty of material presets to choose. With 8 full material presets that apply to all the outfit with just a click, and 8 material presets for each piece of the outfit, and also partial materials for the border of the Skirt and Shirt, and partials for the Handbag straps, and to have white or black cords in the shoes, you can mix and match all this to achieve the look you wish and create endless combinations. You can then for example set a color for the full outfit and then customize the borders of the skirt and shirt to another of the colors, then set the bag straps to another one.

    COMPATIBILITY FEATURES: All the pieces work with all the Genesis 3 Body Morphs, as all of them have been included when needed, which means full freedom to use any of those morphs in your creations. This product is for Genesis 3 Female(s), including Victoria 7, Bethany 7, Kalea 7, Karen 7, Mei Lin 7, Teen Josie 7, and The Girl 7. The Handbags work with most hands and have morphs to adjust and pose them if they don't. The tracker has already made fit morphs for the mentioned figures plus adjustment morphs if you need them for use them with another figure.

    MORPHING FEATURES: The Skirt has morphs to make it longer or shorter, a bit more or less wider or deeper, and adjust the height and move it partially to adapt it to a special move or look. The Shirt back can be made more open or more closed, and the front shorter or longer, and you can swing the hanging chest part to left, right or out. The cords of the Shoes can also be posed to swing for example for animations or to make one pose different than the other. The Fitness Tracker has morphs to be expanded or adapted in each part so it can be fit to different wrist shapes. The Handbags have morph dials to pose them and adjust them, and also to make them long as a big sports bag or very short, and has size morphs to make them smaller or bigger, so they can achieve any size and look from huge professional sports bags to small handbags. Skirt, Shirt, Tracker, and Shoes include adjustment morphs in case you need them.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Pink Curves Mix and Match Expressions for Bethany 7

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    She's the cheerful girl that takes coffee with you, your most loving friend, a woman with a life full of laugh, surprise, and a myriad of emotions, always up and down of her Pink Curves. A must have for Bethany 7!

    "Pink Curves" adds the degree of realism in expressions that you need for the new generation of Iray renders. Every detail in the face has been adjusted to make your characters look real and alive.

    Pink Curves is a pack of expressions organized in three folders (Full Face, Upper Face, and Lower Face) for Bethany 7. With them, you can apply an expression that moves all the face, or partial expressions that move only the upper or lower parts of the face.

    You can apply a full face expression, or make your own mixing the upper and lower face partials. This gives you more possibilities: change your idea on the go, leave the lips that you like and choose different eyes for the expression, use the parts of the expressions that you like more, or even choose similar partials to subtly change the mouth or eyes in an animation, just like what happens in real life.

    Natural expressions for real faces, with subtle asymmetries to enhance realism. Good taste expressions, no grimaces.

    Although they were made especially for Bethany 7, they also work on Genesis 3 Female(s), and figures based on her.

    Price: $12.95 Special Price: $6.48


              

    Piranha Zipper Dress

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    Jump straight into action with this sexy and sophisticated five piece outfit. The lurking Piranha is known for having many many teeth and an infamous reputation. It is not a creature that's meant to be treated lightly. The same goes for any woman bold enough to wear this dangerous, sexy outfit.

    Both sleeve and leg parts load separately allowing you to mix and match for a unique standalone outfit, or add on to other outfits in your Genesis wardrobe.

    Fifteen sample materials for the dress, gloves and legs are included in the product. These materials are easily modified by changing the diffuse color in the Surfaces Tab, giving you an unlimited amount of colors for each of the pieces.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Ron's Fog II

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    A fog's atmosphere gives a mist over, hazy, obscure, or diffused look causing reduced visibility.


    Easily mystify your scene giving a eerie to romantic feel with these great brushes.


    Have fun, create and enjoy.

    Price: $12.95 Special Price: $6.48


              

    Ron's Wisps

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    In these stylish free flowing, elegant, delicate, romantic wisps these Photoshop CS+ Brushes give life and freedom of expression to any type of art creation.

    These can be expanded to any resolution, while on their own Photoshop Layer can also be adjusted, warped stretched to any form or position you like.

    Thanks for your purchase enjoy, create, have fun, learn and be yourself.

    Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


              

    PCdoB APRESENTA 55 EMENDAS CONTRA A CARTEIRA ESTUDANTIL GRATUITA

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    PCdoB apresenta 55 emendas contra a carteira estudantil gratuita

    O PCdoB apresentou 55 das 163 emendas à medida provisória que acaba com a exclusividade da UNE e da Ubes na emissão de carteirinhas estudantis, diz a revista Crusoé.
    A quantidade de emendas apresentadas pelos comunistas tem sentido. A UNE e a Ubes estão sob o comando da legenda há décadas, e serão diretamente prejudicadas com a gratuidade das carteiras, já que perderão sua principal fonte de financiamento. 



              

    Satine Bundle for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Satine is a real woman after her 35th birthday, her face, belly and legs aren’t flawless anymore...but#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/2585&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com now she knows what she wants and goes for it.

    Satine HD is fully custom modeled and computer friendly, combined with Normal Maps, based on real shapes and surfaces typical for women between the age of 35 – 40.

    She has a gorgeously chic and bossy pixie haircut… she can change from classy to messy with 6 Restyle One-click Presets and different color and style Zones.

    Satine's outfit is her psychological armor...

    She can be walking around in dark alleys and empty buildings, bending over dead bodies and other crime scenes, being around fingerprints powder and blood - and yeah, she gets those clothes dirty...

    Price: $44.95 Special Price: $22.48


              

    Satine HD for Genesis 3 Female

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    Satine is a real woman after her 35th birthday, her face, belly and legs aren't flawless anymore...but#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/2587&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com now she knows what she wants and goes for it.

    This hot character is bold and adventurous and she can survive in the big city jungle as well as in the wasteland heat.

    Satine HD is fully hand modeled in user and computer friendly level 3, combined with Normal Maps, based on real shapes and surfaces typical for women between the age of 35 & 40.

    Product contains 2 different Material Sets & Standard Iray Materials and

    N.G.S. Anagenessis 2 & Revolution by Dimension-Z Materials.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Scarlett Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Scarlett hair is a half up half down long hair that can look romantic, timeless, wild and important at the same time. A classic hair that looks natural for any character and any time and story: casual women, warriors of fantasy, even elves, as it can also be used with most elven ears, and set back on one or both sides, and blown with the wind in several ways. A must have!

    You have 112 morphs in 15 categories, and also 20 classic hair dyes, plus 10 Californian highlights, and nine colors for the tie.

    MATERIALS FEATURES: There are 20 classic hair dyes of natural colors, and 10 Californian highlights, and nine colors for the tie, making possible to match the look of any character concept. Includes Iray materials to give the hair the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders, in addition to the traditional 3Delight materials.

    MORPHING FEATURES: The hair also includes 112 custom morphs, in these 15 categories: All Back, Back Adjust, Chest Adjust, Ears Adjust, Elf Ears , Face Adjust, Hairline, Head Adjust, Length, Move, Move Ends, Shoulders Adjust, Sidebangs, Style, and Wind. You can put it all back on one or both sides, fit it to elven ears, set the hairline higher or lower, make it longer or shorter on each side and on the back, move each part in all directions, or only the ends, move the sidebangs independently, widen or shrink each side, make the left or right side pointed, and make the back pointed too, and blow the hair with wind in different ways, controlling each part independently or blowing it all together in one direction.

    COMPATIBILITY FEATURES: Works with all the Genesis 3 Head and Body Morphs, as all of them have been included when needed, which means full freedom to use any of those morphs in your creations. In addition, we have adjusted the rigging features as much as possible, so it will also work great with custom head morph shapes. This hair is for Genesis 3 Female(s), including Victoria 7, Bethany 7, Kalea 7, Karen 7, Mei Lin 7, Teen Josie 7, Gia 7, Monique 7, Lilith 7, Olympia 7, Rune 7, Aiko 7, and The Girl 7. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too both for face and body.

    Price: $18.95 Special Price: $9.48


              

    Sela Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Sela Hair is a versatile hair style with bandana, that can also be turned into a headband, and customized with many options and morphs. Sela Hair can be perfect for any casual woman as well as for stylish hipster girls, adventurers, pirates, fighters, fairies, and any character that you can imagine.

    The bandana has 20 material presets, and there is a morph to remove the knot and fringes and turn it into a simple headband, and 20 morphs to control its movement, the length of each fringe, wave and mess it.
    Includes Iray materials to give the hair the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders, in addition to the traditional 3Delight materials.

    The hair also includes 147 custom morphs, in these 17 categories: All Back, Back Adjust, Bandana, Chest Adjust, Ears Adjust, Elf Ears, Face Adjust, Hairline, Head Adjust, Length, Move Ends, Move Groups, Shoulders Adjust, Style, Widen, and Wind.

    It is completely rigged even for the ears, so you can pose freely without any needed adjustment, but if you need it you have plenty of adjustment morphs.

    You can put it all back on the left or right side or both, morph the bandana, remove the knot and fringes leaving only a headband, adapt it to any elven ears (for example to our EJ Fantasy Ears), make the hairline lower or raise it, make it shorter or longer, move each side and the back, modify its shape, and for wind you have 2 easy blow morphs plus 3 windy morphs and 9 independent wind morphs.

    Sela Hair is for Genesis 3 Female(s), including Victoria 7, Karen 7, Bethany 7, and Eva 7. In addition, we have adjusted the rigging features as much as possible, so it will also work great with custom head morph shapes. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too both for face and body.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Selvana Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s)

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    Selvana Hair is a very versatile long hair with lots of morphs that allow you to create different looks, from straight to wavy.

    Includes 124 morphs to make it wavy or messy, move it with wind, use with Elven ears, and more, and 20 Classic Hair Dyes, 10 Californian Highlights, and 10 Two Toned Hair Dyes. Having so many movement morphs it can also be perfect for your animations. Using the many materials and morphs you can get the style that you need for any character for casual, fantasy, romantic, or sci-fi renders. A must have!

    Includes Iray materials to give the hair the quality you need for the new generation of NVIDIA Iray renders, in addition to the traditional 3Delight materials. There is plenty of materials to choose, from all the classic hair dyes to Californian highlights and two toned dyes, making possible to match the look of any character concept.

    Selvana Hair also includes 124 custom morphs, in these 20 categories: All Back, Back Adjust, Bangs, Chest Adjust, Ears Adjust, Elven Ears, Face Adjust, Hairline, Head Adjust, Length, Mess, Move, Move Ends, Shoulders Adjust, Volume, Wavy, Widen, Wind Easy, Wind Partial, Windy.

    The hair is completely rigged even for the ears, so you can pose freely without any needed adjustment, but if you need it you have plenty of adjustment morphs. You can put it all back on one or both sides, make it wavy in the upper part or in the lower part and in the side you want, use it with any Elven ears, mess it, make it longer or a bit shorter, move it in all directions all or only the ends, give more volume, widen, and you also have 3 categories with wind morphs that move each part, or mess in a windy style, or make easy posed wind looks.

    Works with all the Genesis 3 Head and Body Morphs, as all of them have been included when needed, which means full freedom to use any of those morphs in your creations.

    In addition, we have adjusted the rigging features as much as possible, so it will also work great with custom head morph shapes. Selvana Hair is for Genesis 3 Female(s), including Victoria 7, Karen 7, Bethany 7, Teen Josie 7, Arabella 7, Olympia 7, and Eva 7. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too both for face and body.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Sensuale Lingerie

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    Add a playful edge to your lingerie collection. Sensual and seductive, soft and romantic, fun and flirty, this lingerie has everything you need for all your Genesis 2 3D model Female(s)!

    A range of custom fit morphs, including custom fits for Elle and her body morphs, as well as various other movement and adjustment morphs, make this a versatile set for all your renders.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    SensuElle Bundle

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    Elle, a 3D human model, is a sensual and seductive new character for Victoria 6 that comes complete with a soft and romantic, fun and flirty 3D graphic design lingerie set.

    Price: $24.95 Special Price: $12.48


              

    SF Wizard for Genesis 2

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    Wise sage or evil necromancer, healer or arcanist, runic or celestial? You decide with this set of wizardly garb and props for Genesis 2 Male. The set features eight distinct color schemes by Fuseling plus partial presets, fully rigged long sleeves, layered geometry, and a useful manual.

    Not only that, but it uses the new Cross-Figure technology (no additional products required) so that the set can be fitted to Genesis 2 Female without triggering autofit – it already bridges, but a bonus fixit morph in both robes helps increase the effect on more buxom characters.

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Silver Woman for Genesis 8 Female

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    Silver Woman is a character for Genesis 8 Female

    Product optimized for Iray

    Price: $16.95 Special Price: $8.48


              

    Sporty Dress

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    Every summer a girl needs one simple and cute dress to wear. From sporty, cheerful cheerleader to romantic movie heroine in one click - what could be easier?

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    SY dForce Roman Clothing Pack Genesis 8 Female

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    Now your Genesis 8 Female characters can dress in the elegant draped clothing of ancient Rome! Balancing flexibility and accuracy, these pieces fit into all kinds of scenes, and with realistic dForce draping they will look different every time you use them.

    This set contains a Roman chiton, a dress fastened at the shoulders; a short tunic; a palla, a wrap that hangs over one arm; a toga, which was worn by respectable ladies early in the history of the Roman empire and by ladies of ill repute later; and a more fantasy-like bra and loincloth with matching textures and trims.

    Tints intended to match the dyes available at the time are included, and a border in black and metallic gold (gold decors were worn by the aristocracy). There are also equestrian and senatorial stripes, included for the look although they were generally restricted to men.

    Price: $27.95 Special Price: $13.98


              

    SY dForce Roman Clothing Pack Genesis 8 Male

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    Now your Genesis 8 Male characters can dress in the elegant draped clothing of ancient Rome! Balancing flexibility and accuracy, these pieces fit into all kinds of scenes.

    This set contains a Roman short tunic; a short tunic that goes over one shoulder; a long tunic; a pallium, a wrap that hangs over one arm; the traditional toga; and a more fantasy-like loincloth with matching textures and trims.

    Tints intended to match the dyes available at the time are included, and a border in black and metallic gold (gold decors were worn by the aristocracy).There are also equestrian and senatorial stripes, denoting different social ranks.

    Price: $27.95 Special Price: $13.98


              

    SY Fast Lights Iray HDRs

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    No muss, no fuss, just great lights fast!

    These presets for rendering in Iray give you easy-to-use, pro-quality lighting options with the minimum of clicks! No time to worry about lights? Use one of these all-new HDRs! Want to make things fancier with skin? Use the Sunny 16 tone mapping and one of the Skin Arrays, boom, done!

    If you want to refine things even more, you can add key or rim lights, or add bloom to your scene with one click – but you don't even have to do that. Just the included HDRs do an excellent job lighting all on their own.

    Here's what I did for each of my promos (all used Bloom):

    • Main (lingerie lady): HDR 04
    • Popup 01 (Shen in boxers): HDR 01, Sunny 16 tone mapping, 3 Pt Bright Skin Array
    • Popup 02 (Pix Cypher cyborg): HDR 09
    • Popup 03 (woman with two swords): HDR 05, Key Light L, Rim Light R
    • Popup 04 (loincloth guardsman): Sunny 16 tone mapping, HDR 02, 3 Pt Bright White Array
    • Popup 05 (vampire woman): HDR 06
    • Popup 06 (white-haired albino man): HDR 07, Key Light L, Rim Light L
    • Popup 07 (loincloth lady): HDR 08
    • Popup 08 (forest elf): HDR 10, Distant Sun

    Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


              

    SY Magnificent Magic Genesis 8

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    More amazing magic props and poses for Genesis 8 Male(s) and Female(s)!

     

    This set brings you similar color schemes to Marvelous Magic, so they can be used interchangeably with one another, but the set contains all new magic pieces and poses that require no previous set! Your sorcerers, wizards, necromancers, and other mages now have just what they need to cast spells, heal, summon, and any other magical tasks they may need to perform.  Relevant pieces also come with parented hand placements so you can easily mix and match hand placements with other poses in your library!

     

    Note on render settings: In some renders, bloom was applied through the Render Settings tab's Filtering section using a Bloom Filter Threshold of 35,000.

    Promo 05 (African Superhero in Space) shows a pose from SF Auras Genesis 8 Female with the Sunbursts to demonstrate the flexibility of the hand placements.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    Syble Bundle for Genesis 8 Female(s)

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    She's far from perfect; she is two in one and twice as dangerous.

    Syble HD Character is custom modeled in Level 4, she has a real-life body of young woman with asymmetry.

    She can look lovely and vulnerable, but optional Cyber eyes and scars make her look rough.

    Syble has custom modeled eyebrows and comes with 5 Character Expression Presets - some of them were used on renders.

    Syble Outfit for Genesis 8 Female(s) is high detailed product with 11 basic Material Presets. Outfit is divided into 6 Material Zones - they can be mixed and matched to create your own variations of this Product.

    Syble Hair for Genesis 8 Female(s) is an unkempt haircut which the heroine cuts herself.

    It has 17 one-click different Hairstyle Presets and 15 one-click Wind Presets.

    Price: $49.95 Special Price: $24.98


              

    Syble HD for Genesis 8 Female

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    She’s far from perfect…she is two in one and twice as dangerous.

    Syble HD Character is custom modeled in Level 4, she has a real-life body of young woman with asymmetry.

    She can look lovely and vulnerable, but optional Cyber eyes and scars make her look rough.

    Syble has custom modeled eyebrows and comes with 5 Character Expression Presets - some of them were used on renders.

    Price: $21.95 Special Price: $10.98


              

    The Crafted Swordswoman

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    To serve and protect the King! Moving her blade as a lightning, the enemies of the empire falls praying for mercy. She is the ultimate swordswoman, and a refined lady in the court! Medieval Heroes III: The Crafted Swordswoman is a clothing package for Aiko 3. It includes 6 morphing clothas plus 2 smart props, all fully textured! Also included custom materials and textures for optimal Poser 5 and Daz|Studio renders.
    Special thanks to MAB for her help and contribution.

    Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


              

    رابط وموقع التسجيل بالبوابة الالكترونية للتوظيف (معلمين ـ إداريين – عمال). ...وزارة التربية والتعليم

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    أعلن الدكتور طارق شوقي  وزير التربيةوالتعليم في المؤتمر الصحفي الذي عقده اليوم، أنه سيتم إطلاق أكبر بوابة عربية إلكترونية لتسجيل الوظائف المؤهلة للعمل بالمدارس الحكومية والخاصة بجمهورية مصر العربية يوم الأربعاء 9/10/2019؛ www.egmoe.org#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/2896&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com، والتي ستكون بمثابة بنك معلومات وبوابة تواصل مباشر مع المؤهلين للعمل بمدارس الوزارة (معلمين ـ إداريين – عمال).
    وأضاف شوقي أنه سيتم إتاحة البوابة أيضًا للمدارس الخاصة والدولية للاستعانة بهم عند طرح إعلانات للتعيين؛ لتحقيق والتأكد من الجودة.

    تابعوا جروب تعاقدات التربية والتعليم ... من هنا 
    كما أعلن شوقي أنه سيتم إتاحة خدمة التطوع لمن يرغب المشاركة في العمل التربوي وسيكون وفق شروط الوزارة والتوظيف الأمثل للموارد، لافتًا إلى أن من أهداف البوابة الحد من تدخل العنصر البشري واللجوء إلى الذكاء الاصطناعي لقياس مهارات المعلمين وتحديد المعلم الكفء عن طريق المهارات لتحويلها إلى مكافآت مادية.

    وأكد الدكتور محمد عمر نائب الوزير لشئون المعلمين، أن البوابة الإلكترونية ستضبط اجرائات التعاقدات بشكل مؤسسي وستكون تابعة للأكاديمية المهنية للمعلمين بشكل إلكتروني، مضيفًا أن الوزارة نستهدف من خلال البوابة عمل قاعدة بيانات للمعلمين والإداريين والعاملين والعمال والطلاب والتي ستدعم خططة الوزارة في الإصلاح الاداري والتعليمي في الفترة المقبلة.

    تابعوا جروب تعاقدات التربية والتعليم ... من هنا 
    كما أكد عمر أن البوابة سوف تتيح فترة ثلاث شهور لاستكمال البيانات المطلوبة لمن تم اختياره ليصبح معلمًا، أما من لم يستكمل بياناته خلال المدة المسموح بها لن يتم استكمال إجراءاته، ويؤخذ من يليه على البوابة الإلكترونية.


    رابط التقديم والتسجيل ... من هنا 
    :: إنشاء وإرسال سيرتك الذاتية لكبرى شركات التوظيف :: من هنا ::
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    التعليم: الأولوية فى مسابقة 120 ألف معلم ستكون للحاصلين على شهادة المعلم "ICDL Teacher"

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    أكد نائب وزير التربية والتعليم الفنى الدكتور محمد عمر المختص بشئون المعلمين ان المعلم الذى يتقدم للمسابقة متاح له استكمال الوراق والشهادات المطلوبة لمدة 3 شهور حتى يناير المقبل
    للمزيد عن مسابقة 120 الف معلم .. من هنا

    وفى حالى عدم الاستكمال سيتم اختيار أخر بدلا منه موضجا ان الشهادة المهارية او شهادة المعلم ستكون الأول فى قواعد الاختيار والمفاضلة وأكد نائب وزير التربية والتعليم ان عدد من سجلوا بشهادة المعلم وصل الى 40 الف متقدم

    :: تابعو صفحتنا للوظائف اليوميه عبر الفيس بوك :: من هنا ::
    :: إنشاء وإرسال سيرتك الذاتية لكبرى شركات التوظيف :: من هنا


              

    فتح باب التقدم التقدم لمسابقة التعاقدات الجديدة مع المعلمين سيستمر لمدة 10 أيام الكترونيا عبر الأنترنت

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    فتح باب التقدم التقدم لمسابقة التعاقدات الجديدة مع المعلمين سيستمر لمدة 10 أيام الكترونيا عبر الأنترنت
    اعلن نائب وزير التربية والتعليم الفنى الدكتور محمد عمر ان موضوع التعيينات الجديدة للمعلمين والتعاقد معهم سيكون على مراحل طوال العام الدراسى وسيكون هناك فحص أمنى للمتقدمين وسيكون هناك رسوم ادارية سيتم تحديدها عند التقديم على ان تتم مراجعة بيانات المتقدمين حيث ستكون المسابقة على مراحل متعددة 
    تابعوا جروب تعاقدات التربية والتعليم ... من هنا 



    التقديم سيكون لمدة 10 ايام 
    سيتم عقد اختبارات للمتقدمين 
    سيكون هناك مراحل للمسابقة تبدء بالتقديم وفرز الاوراق ومرحلة المفاضلة ومرحلة التظلمات 
    التقديم سيكون على مرحلتين اولها مرحلة التسجيل البيانات ثم مرحلة التقديم 
    ، وتبدأ أولى هذه الخطوات بإنشاء حساب وإدخال البيانات بالمستندات، وأيضا لأول مرة يتم السماح للمتقدم برفع السيرة الذاتية، كما توجد بيانات اختيارية وإجبارية.


    :: متابعة جروب الوظائف الحكومه والخاصة :: من هنا ::
    :: إنشاء وإرسال سيرتك الذاتية لكبرى شركات التوظيف :: من هنا ::
    :: تابعو صفحتنا للوظائف اليوميه عبر الفيس بوك :: من هنا ::



              

    Vibrant Romance Colors

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    70 Vibrant hair textures in a variety of natural and fantasy colors. Expand your color collection with this pack of 45 solid shades and 25 more blends.

    Price: $9.95 Special Price: $4.98


              

    Violet Hair and Pin-Up Earrings Collection

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    This pack includes Violet Hair plus a collection of Pin-Up Earrings: the most classic pin-up hair with the most representative pin-up earrings. The hair is for Genesis 2 Female and V4, and the earrings can be used in any figure. A must-have!

    Violet Hair is a hair model for Genesis 2 Female (and an V4/A4 version is also included in the package).
    It also includes 20 hair mats (14 natural colors, and 6 fantasy colors), and 10 bandana mats of diverse kind. And morphs for setting the hairline high or low, the bun higher or lower, or putting the bandana behind the ears.
    Works on Genesis 2 Female and her derived females: Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6, Giselle 6. In addition, we have adjusted the rigging features as much as possible, so it will also work great with custom head morph shapes. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too.

    And the Pin-Up Earrings are 6 designs with multiple finishes each one, with 36 materials. Left and right earrings that can be applied independently.
    They can be used with any figure. By default they fit to Genesis 2 Female, but we also included fit morphs for Victoria 6, and V4. Also works great in any other Genesis 2 figure or character, usually with very little adjustment required, and also on any figure for Poser or DAZ Studio.

    Descriptions of the earrings designs and materials:

    - Anchor And Bow: A very essential element for sailor pin-ups which mixes the reference to the sea and the cuteness you need for the sexy appeal of one of the most famous pinup themes. Anchor in black, gold or silver,and bow in black, black polka dots, black and silver, pink, pink polka dots, red, and red polka dots

    - Cherries: Your girls are fresh as cherries, with the touch of rubor that makes men go crazy. Carefully detailed to the millimeter, two cherries with two leaves with the leaf nerves modeled, and every detail for top-notch renders. Metal in gold or silver, and cherries in light or dark red

    - Cupcake: Let's add some sugar! The message here is clear: tasty and sweet, a pleasure for your senses. All details modeled: biscuit, cream, and delicious toppings. Metal in gold or silver, and cupcakes in chocolate with lemon and orange toppings, cream with lemon and strawberry toppings, and strawberry with blue and red toppings

    - Pin-up Hoop: The sexiest earrings on earth. The most versatile shape with a modeled girl hanging from the earring center. You can hide her or not as you wish. Perfect for anything related to parties, summer, pinups, fashion... playful and sassy. Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Turquoise, or Yellow polka dots

    - Rose: Nothing is more like a woman than a rose: the beauty that seduces and captures the heart and can hurt it with a word, with a look. This one also fits perfectly on many other themes in addition to pinup like fantasy or gothic. Rose in black, blue, gold, silver, pink, or red

    - Watermelon: Fun and juicy set, a refreshing, original detail for the hottest days of summer! Metal in gold or silver, and pink or red watermelon

    Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


              

    Xenoman for Nix 8

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    This frightening, hand sculpted HD Character Morph and Hand Painted Color Scheme brings a fierce and menacing design that adds depth and realism to Sci-Fi and High Fantasy Scenes.

    Price: $24.95 Special Price: $7.49


              

    Neighbor Alison

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    Another great loli 3D hentai work by Starkers. Horny shemale girl with woman body, but with a huge cock seducing and then fucking hard her preteen neighbor girl Alison. >>All Starkers works can be found here<< Enjoy! Type: lolicon 3D images | Author: Starkers | 36 pics
              

    Mombasa Make-Up Artists

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    The cosmetic industry is growing at a rapid rate, brands compete each day with newer and better products for consumers. Today, every woman has one or two cosmetic product in their handbag and multiple products in their homes. Some women are loyal to certain brands, and they only purchase products released by the certain brand. […]

    The post Mombasa Make-Up Artists appeared first on Life in Mombasa.


              

    Chronicle AM: NV Gets First Pot Lounge, British Police Force to Provide Free Heroin to Hardcore Addicts, More... (10/7/19)

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    Nevada sees its first "cannabis tasting room," a New York poll finds continuing support for marijuana legalization amidst the vaping scare, British drug policy upheavals, and more.

    [image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy

    Nevada's First Marijuana Lounge is Now Open. The state's first marijuana tasting room opened this weekend in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Pauite Tribe is operating the NuWu Cannabis Marketplace on tribal land, which gives it a leg up on potential competitors. Under a state law signed in June, local governments are barred from licensing marijuana consumption lounges until 2021, but tribal lands are not subject to the law.

    New York Sienna Poll Has Continuing Support for Legalization, Even as Vaping Fears Grow. A new Sienna poll has support for marijuana legalization in the Empire State at 56%, even as nearly as many respondents (52%) support banning all e-cigarettes and vaping devices from sale. An even higher number, 61%, support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency executive order banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Half, 52 percent, have used marijuana and 21 percent currently do.

    Medical Marijuana

    Missouri Patients Won't Lose Welfare Over Medical Marijuana Use. After patients complained that their medical marijuana use put them at odds with a state law that requires welfare recipients to be screened for drug use, the state has revamped its policy. Department of Social Services spokeswoman Rebecca Woelfel said that the agency now exempts recipients with medical marijuana cards.

    International

    British Drug Advisory Panel Member Quits, Cites Political Interference. Professor Alex Stevens, a senior member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), has resigned over the alleged "political vetting" of panel members by the government. The move comes after then crime minister Victoria Atkins blocked the appointment of Niamh Eastwood, the executive director of the drug policy nonprofit Release, after finding that she had previously criticized the Home Office and called for drug policy reform. Stevens said there was at least one other case of people being denied a place on the ACMD because of criticizing government drug policy. "I have resigned because of my concerns over the political vetting of potential members of the ACMD," Stevens said. "The political vetting fundamentally undermines the independence of the council," Stevens added. "It is supposed to be protected by the working protocol between the home secretary and the ACMD. This does not seem compatible if ministers exclude those who disagree with them."

    British Government Replaces Minister Responsible for Drug Policy. Victoria Atkins, who had been responsible for drug policy for the Conservative Party, was quietly replaced in that position over the summer. She was replaced as minister of state for policing, crime, and fire services by Kit Malthouse, but it had been believed Atkins kept the drug portfolio. But on Monday, Malthouse's office confirmed he was now responsible for drug policy. He has recently been speaking for the government on drug policy issues and laying out a hard line against opening safe injection sites.

    British Police Force to Begin Giving Free Heroin to Select Addicts. The police force in Cleveland, North Wales, will begin a program to provide free heroin to a small group of hardcore addicts. They will be provided with injectable pharmaceutical grade heroin at a National Health Service clinic three times a day. The idea is to reduce crimes committed by people seeking money to pay for their medications. Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said the program would be available for heroin users "for whom all other treatment has failed and who are known to be the most active criminals in the town as they look to finance their addiction."


              

    Chronicle AM: Marijuana Arrests Increased Last Year, CA Psilocybin Decrim Init Filed, More... (10/1/19)

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    Marijuana arrests nationwide increased last year despite spreading legalization, a California psilocbyn decriminalization initiative has been filed, and more.

    [image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy

    Marijuana Arrests Increased Again Last Year Despite More States Legalizing, FBI Data Shows. According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reports released Monday, the number of marijuana arrests in the US last year was 663,367, a slight increase over the 659,700 pot arrests tallied in 2017 and the 653,249 tallied in 2016. This despite the fact marijuana is now legal for adults in 11 eleven states and medical marijuana is legal in 33 states. Before 2016, marijuana arrests had been declining for roughly a decade.

    Psychedelics

    California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative Filed. A group of activists calling itself Decriminalize California has filed a psilocybin decriminalization initiative with state officials. The group has submitted ballot language to the attorney general's office and is now awaiting approval for an official title and summary. Once that is completed, activists will have 180 days to come up with 625,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. The initiative would decriminalize "personal possession, storage, use, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution in personal possession amounts without profit, transport, and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms" by individuals 18 and older.

    International

    ONDCP Releases Data on Coca Cultivation and Production in Peru. On Tuesday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the results of the annual US Government estimates measuring coca cultivation and potential cocaine production for the Republic of Peru. The estimates found that cultivation "remained elevated" at more than 125,000 acres, up slightly from 2016 and 2017, but still below the recent record of about 180,000 acres in 2013. "The ongoing coca cultivation in Peru and across the Andean Region of South America remains a significant threat to the United States. As part of the Trump Administration's whole-of-government approach to the addiction crisis, we will continue to support our partners in Peru to curb cultivation and production in critical growing regions. We are committed to bringing those who profit off the international drug trade to justice to help accomplish our goal of saving lives," ONDCP Director Jim Carroll said.


              

    Kommentar zu Anti-Helikoptern-Maßnahmen: Kinder können nicht resilient werden wenn Eltern sie dauernd mikromanagen! von Was geht in Leipzig - Mamalismus Alltagsdinge

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    Vacaville Police: Couple Arrested for Assault After Road Rage Fight

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    VACAVILLE — A man and woman were arrested Friday night for assaulting two people at an intersection in Vacaville, according to police. The Vacaville Police Department said they received multiple 911 calls just before 5 p.m. reporting a physical fight between two men who got out of their cars after stopping at an intersection. Investigators said the cause of the fight was unclear but they discovered 37-year-old Robert Hanna and 30-year-old Nickole Ade were in their car with their two […]
              

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    La grande voix du foot Eugène Saccomano s'est tue à 83 ans

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    "Voix inimitable", "homme de coeur" mais aussi fou de littérature, le journaliste Eugène Saccomano, grand commentateur du football sur Europe 1 puis RTL, est décédé lundi à l'âge de 83 ans. Ses deux anciens employeurs l'ont annoncé lundi dans des communiqués, Europe 1 saluant le départ d'une "voix légendaire", RTL regrettant "la voix brésilienne du football français". "Eugène Saccomano, c'est beaucoup plus qu'une voix, c'est un divin babil par la magie duquel l'audition d'un match de football à la radio devient un plaisir rare et précieux", écrivait Le Figaro en 1999.
              

    Borderline Personality Disorder Is Often Misunderstood - What It Means to Have BPD

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    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has made its way into the lexicon, thanks in part to the brave openness of comedian Pete Davidson, who revealed on SNL's Weekend Update a couple years ago that he had been diagnosed with the disorder. But while more and more people are becoming aware of BPD, it's still widely misunderstood. Unlike anxiety or depression, which are often talked about and recognized, BPD is a mental health disorder with a much more complicated diagnostic process and a wide range of symptoms.

    We spoke with mental health professionals who explained what BPD is and its symptoms. If you think you may have borderline personality disorder, be sure to visit a psychiatrist or other health professional who can properly make the diagnosis. For more information on resources and treatment, visit the New York-Presbyterian Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

    What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

    "Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis that is broadly characterized by instability and inability (exaggerated changes in mood) in one's emotions, attachment to others, and sense of self," licensed clinical psychologist Giulia Suro, PhD, told POPSUGAR. "It's often difficult to pin down because there are usually at least one or two other diagnoses present," she explained, including PTSD or an anxiety disorder.

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    Unlike depression disorders, anxiety disorders, or bipolar disorders, which are each their own classification of disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), BPD is a personality disorder. Dr. Suro said people may not take personality disorders as seriously as other mental illnesses. "Often, [BPD] is stereotyped in a negative light and a picture is painted of a hysterical woman or vindictive girlfriend," she explained. "However, BPD is an incredibly severe mental illness."

    Although people may be more familiar with depression and anxiety disorders, personality disorders - which are a separate classification in the DSM-5 - aren't as often discussed. Other personality disorders include antisocial personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder.

    "Borderline personality disorder involves disruptions of mood and behavior that are generally triggered by external stresses, real or misperceived," explained David M. Reiss, MD, a psychiatrist in private practice in Boston, San Diego, and New York City. People with other mental illnesses, such as depression or bipolar disorder, have moods and symptoms that are more based on brain chemistry than external triggers, he explained.

    Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

    Pinpointing the symptoms specific to BPD is tough since BPD is usually present with other mental illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. In general, people with BPD may experience intense mood swings and view things in extremes, such as all good or all bad, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Other signs and symptoms include effort to avoid physical or emotional abandonment, unstable self-image, pattern of unstable relationships with friends and family, impulsive and often dangerous behavior, chronic feelings of emptiness, difficulty trusting, and problems controlling anger.

    According to the NIMH, people with BPD may become angry and stressed over seemingly ordinary events, such as minor separations from people (i.e. traveling on a business trip). "While it may take one person a long time and an extreme situation to get to a nine or 10 in terms of anger, someone with BPD may shoot up the intensity scale due to something objectively small," Dr. Suro said. Like other mental illnesses, BPD varies from person to person and no two people experience BPD the same way. Some people may only have a few symptoms while others have many.

    How Borderline Personality Disorder Is Diagnosed

    There is no one test to diagnose BPD and diagnosis must be done by a mental health professional after a comprehensive clinical interview. The DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing a personality disorder, and diagnosing BPD in particular, is complex. To diagnose BPD, several criteria must be met, including:

    • Significant impairments in personality functioning manifested by impairments in self-functioning in identity (unstable self-image, excessive self-criticism, chronic feelings of emptiness).
    • Pathological personality traits, such as unstable emotional experiences and frequent mood changes; anxiousness; separation insecurity; depressivity.
    • Impairments are not from substance abuse or head trauma and remain consistent over time and through varying situations.

    But while there are certain boxes to check for a proper diagnosis according to the DSM-5, Dr. Reiss said adhering strictly to the DSM-5 isn't always viable for treating an actual patient with BPD. "Basically, you can go by this number of symptoms or that number of symptoms or this combination, but what I'd like to say is that it's great for insurance companies, but it's lousy for diagnosing people," he explained. "When I'm really diagnosing someone, I'm looking at how they function in life." He added that the best way to diagnose a full-blown borderline personality disorder is not if the patient meets a certain number of the criteria but if the symptoms are chronically present and problematic.

    "There's some people who can fall into it, but then have the ability to realize and pull themselves out and I would describe that as having borderline traits as opposed to a personality disorder," Dr. Reiss explained. "So it is a spectrum and there's no clear place where on that spectrum it becomes a disorder as opposed to traits." Overall, he evaluates each patient individually and determines a diagnosis based on how problematic his or her behavior is on the ability to function.

    "The bottom line is when I'm working with someone clinically, I don't go by the diagnosis - I go by what they're presenting," he said. "So whether I make the diagnosis on paper is really dependent on what we're working with in the treatment."

    Risk Factors For Borderline Personality Disorder

    "The cause of BPD is multifactorial with research indicating that genetics and environmental factors both play a big role," Dr. Suro said. Although it's tough and inaccurate to pinpoint exact instances that could trigger BPD, there are some risk factors associated with the disorder. Some of these include having a family history of BPD, and brain factors; people with borderline personality disorder may have structural or functional changes in the brain that affect impulse control and emotions, according to the NIMH. There are other environmental, cultural, and social factors that impact someone's susceptibility to having BPD, such as trauma, and unstable childhood, or abandonment.

    To develop BPD, Dr. Reiss explained, "you probably need some degree of biological vulnerability and some degree of external stress," he said. "But whether that's 90/10 or 50/50 in either direction really depends on the individual and the individual's underlying biochemistry and life stresses."

    How Borderline Personality Disorder Is Treated

    Borderline personality disorder is typically treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Dr. Reid said therapy is needed to tease out the symptoms of BPD and separate it from other coexisting disorders and is key in managing and treating BPD long-term, although which therapy and which medication to use are highly individualized from person to person.

    "The best way I can put it is that you treat the person, not the diagnosis," Dr. Reiss said. To make matters more complicated, people with BPD tend to cycle through symptoms and can be more open to therapy and intervention at differing times. In fact, Dr. Reiss said he sees a lot of what he calls "polypharmacy," where patients are on a little bit of everything - antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics - as opposed to deliberately taking medication to target specific symptoms at the right times. Dr. Reiss prefers prescribing a low-level antidepressant as a "safety net" and antianxiety medication that's not a benzodiazepine (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin) since benzodiazepines can be addictive, especially for people with BPD, he said.

    If the patient is experiencing mood swings or dysphoria (profound state of unease), they may be prescribed mood stabilizers, or antipsychotic medication, which may help with other symptoms of BPD. What medication you take and when you should take it should be determined by your doctor.

    "The idea of using irreverence or confrontation - interventions that you wouldn't normally use in a typical therapy - is essential in dealing with borderline," he explained. "A lot of times I can engage a person on that level; a person who's pretty borderline will engage on respecting my irreverence and my willingness to just use whatever language I feel comfortable with and they feel comfortable with, which is very different from a more classical therapy."

    Borderline personality disorder is still widely misunderstood, but it's nothing to be ashamed of or stigmatized. It is estimated that 1.6 percent of the US population has BPD, but that number could be as high as 5.9 percent, according to NAMI. And while it may take some trial and error to come to a proper diagnosis and seek proper treatment, help is available. People with BPD can go on to live happy, successful lives.

    If you or a loved one need mental health help or treatment, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has several resources, including a helpline at 1-800-950-6264. You can also text "NAMI" to 741741 or email info@nami.org#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/3872&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com


              

    This Is What It *Really* Means to Have Bipolar II Disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that's widely misunderstood. In fact, bipolar disorder is more accurately an umbrella term that can refer to a number of specific disorders: bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and other specified and unspecified bipolar and related disorders. Bipolar II, a common type of bipolar disorder that Mariah Carey was diagnosed with, has its own set of criteria separate from bipolar I disorder.

    Bipolar I disorder, which is what many people think of when they think of bipolar disorder, is characterized by experiencing major depressive episodes and intermittent episodes of mania. The manic episodes last at least a week with severe mood elevation or irritability, said Pierre Azzam, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mania also impacts behavior, sleep, and thinking and can impair your ability to work. Mania can also include: distractibility, grandiose ideas, racing thoughts, risky activities, decreased need to sleep, and talking rapidly. Mania lasts seven or more days or is severe enough to require hospitalization.

    Bipolar II, on the other hand, is less severe than bipolar I. Although people with bipolar II still experience moods of major depression, they have intermittent moods of hypomania, which is less severe than the mania found in bipolar I. Hypomanic episodes last four or more days with less impairing symptoms that don't require hospitalization, Dr. Azzam explained.

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    "[Hypomania] is not severe enough to cause someone to frankly lose the ability to function at home and work," he told POPSUGAR. "People with hypomania might seem excessively productive, giddy, sleeping less, irritable, etc., but are still getting on with their jobs, or school, or in their relationships."

    But even though bipolar I and II are different in their symptoms and diagnoses, they are treated essentially the same way. Instead of an antidepressant, bipolar disorder is treated with mood stabilizers. This is a large cluster of medication from different classes, including second-generation antipsychotics, some anticonvulsants, and lithium. However, since bipolar I is more impairing than bipolar II, the medication regimen may be different.

    "The risk vs. benefit discussion associated with medication use can look very different from a person with one condition to a person with the other," Dr. Azzam explained. "For example, someone with bipolar II disorder who experiences infrequent episodes of hypomania may be less inclined to take medications with serious or persisting side effects than someone with bipolar I disorder who is severely impaired by the illness, experiences frequent manic episodes, or suffers from psychotic symptoms related to mania."

    Treatment also often includes therapy, such as psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes such as exercise, getting more sleep, and eating a diet rich in whole foods.

    If you are feeling anxious or depressed and need help finding help or resources, call the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (1-240-485-1001) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264). You can also text "NAMI" to 741741 or email info@nami.org#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/3874&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com


              

    Tighten, Sculpt, and Strengthen Your Glute Muscles With This 4-Move Strength Workout

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    There isn't one perfect way to sculpt and grow your glute muscles, but the method by Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS, and author of Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training, is pretty close. It's so good, he's been dubbed "The Glute Guy" and has the receipts to prove it on his Instagram.

    If you've been doing random lower-body exercises at the gym without any real purpose, you've got to try Bret's lower-body workout format to grow your glutes, develop your lower-body strength, and become more functional.

    Before getting started it's important to manage your expectations. "So much of getting a nice butt is due to genetics," Bret told POPSUGAR. "If you've got amazing genetics, you can barely do anything and have a nice butt," he added. Conversely, "You might never end up with the perfect butt of your liking, but it will get bigger and stronger," he said.

    If you're a beginner, you can and should start with bodyweight movements, eventually building up to using dumbbells and barbells. You can also incorporate upper-body push and pull exercises, like a dumbbell bench press, the inverted row, pull-ups, and the overhead shoulder press to your routine to make it a total-body workout. If you don't add upper-body movements into this workout, Bret said you can do it three times a week, taking a day of rest in between each time you perform it. On the other days, you can do cardio or an upper-body workout. If you do add upper-body exercises to the following workout, perform this workout three times a week.

    If your goal is to improve your lower-body strength and get a bigger butt, check out Bret's workout ahead.

    The 4-Move Lower-Body and Butt-Strengthening Workout

    Before getting started, be sure to warm your muscles up. Make sure you have access to a barbell, bumper platers, and dumbbells. When choosing a weight, Bret recommended going as heavy as possible while maintaining good form. Here's more on how to choose the right weight.

    If the weight is too light, increase it in order to challenge your muscles. If it's too heavy and you can't perform the designated sets and reps, lighten the weight. Most importantly, don't forget to lift with effort to stimulate muscle growth, Bret said. Be sure to take two to three minutes of rest in between each exercise to allow your body to fully recover since you're lifting heavy weights and fatiguing your muscles.

    • Barbell hip thrust: three sets of eight to 12 reps
    • Barbell squat: three sets of eight to 12 reps
    • Romanian deadlift: three sets of eight to 12 reps
    • Lateral band walk: three sets of 20 to 30 reps

              

    Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Favorite Cookbooks

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    Last week, I told you about that go-to cookbook in my kitchen – my mother’s. If you’re not fortunate to have one like that, try any one of the cookbooks listed below. They contain many outstanding recipes. Part of the fun of cooking is trying recipes and finding your favorites. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by […]
              

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    Samsung Galaxy S11, rivelata la data di lancio del prossimo device Tecnoandroid

    Il sito fidato, Sammobile ha appena lasciato intendere che il Galaxy S11 potrebbe essere in calo già nel primo trimestre del 2020. Ci domandiamo poco perché le perdite del Galaxy S11 stiano già facendo il giro. Il Galaxy S10 ha debuttato all’inizio di quest’anno, quindi la prossima versione del telefono che segue lo stesso modello […]

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    Habibie dan Ainun

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    "Yang terpenting film ini dapat mengingatkan masyarakat Indonesia, bahwa orang seperti pak Habibie itu masih ada."

    Begitu salah satu ungkapan Hanung bramantyo selaku produser film "Habibie dan Ainun" , film yang merupakan sinopsis dari buku dengan judul yang sama. Ahh yaa.. Ini dia Bacharudin Jusuf Habibie. Siapa yang tidak mengenal beliau, dalam maupun luar negeri, Indonesia  maupun di Jerman. Hampir rata-rata orang berpendidikan jika ditanya mengenai sosok BJ. Habibie pasti semua mengetahuinya. Beliau yang sekaligus presiden ke-3 RI menggantikan presiden Soeharto sudah banyak berkontribusi bagi bangsa ini, khususnya dalam bidang teknik kedirgantaraan juga pemerintahan Indonesia saat beliau masih menjabat menjadi presiden kala itu..



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    Exiles and Homecomings

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    It's been a while. The problem with having a Tbilisi blog is that I'm only in Tbilisi some of the time the time - right now, I'm spread out mentally (and physically) over three continents, living what feels like three parallel lives.

    Technically speaking, Oxford is home. I'm there now, co-habiting with the Very English Gentleman, working on a doctorate in fin de siecle French literature, learning to cook Sunday roasts and taking walks through muddy fields and musty libraries. But I'm also very much, mentally, in Tbilisi. Most of the work I've found as a travel writer is Georgia-centric; Tbilisi was the first place, in a whole lifetime of growing up and moving from place to place, that ever felt like mine. Growing up, so much of my experience of place was predicated on my mother's experiences, on family history, on my mother's memories of this or that piazza, or this or that street. I took the "homeliness" of those places for granted. England, I suppose, was "mine" in a sense - but in moving to Oxford I never quite felt that I was moving to England. Jokes about Oxford not being part of the real world aside, England felt less like an active decision in its own right and more of a by-product of other considerations: university, field, degree - and later on, romantic entanglements. I'd never choose to live in England by itself; it's all the "other stuff" - Oxford, my partner, that tidy graduate stipend that pays my rent.

    But Tbilisi - where I rented my first apartment on my own, where I ghostwrote romance novels to pay off my undergrad tuition, where I decided to be long after my family had left it (although - full disclosure - my mother eventually came back) - still remains a different kind of home for me. It'll be the first place where I stopped thinking of myself as my mother's daughter, as a "student-at", constantly in relation to the safety of structures. It was the first place that I ever challenged myself to exist in as myself, with all that dizzying vertiginous freedom that comes with it. It was where I got up the nerve to send out those pitches, to send out my novel, to take serious steps towards being the person I wanted to be. It was where I grew up, in the truest sense of the word.

    A few months ago I was back in New York renewing my student visa, and I did what I always do - I nested. New York is where I was born - it's where things are easiest for me. It's where my grandmother lives; it's where I remember being five or six, and coddled. It's where I revert to childhood so easily. I love New York - I feel alive there in a way I don't feel alive anywhere else (except perhaps the McKittrick Hotel). It's that adrenaline rush of a place that's mine. But that's what scares me. How complacent I become. How "home" holds me.

    Of course, anywhere I go, I'm foreign. I've figured out long ago that "Home," for me, is a terribly elusive place - I don't belong anywhere. The frustration - invigorating but also frightening - that I wrote about in my Spectator piece was never a frustration with Georgia. My landlady is wonderful; "Nino", about whom I wrote plenty, was one of the kindest, most intelligent, most awe-inspiring women I've ever met. But that divide - between me and what felt like "real life" - that subtle boundary between one of us and stranger - that's the divide that makes Georgia so maddening and so challenging and so wonderful.

    I continue to not belong anywhere. I continue to make cultural faux pas - in Georgia, but also (perhaps even more so) in England, where I still do everything wrong. In New York, too, because I don't fully belong there, either. So I keep writing.

    (Speaking of which, for those of you who wish to follow me on twitter, you can do so here. This is all part of my Grand Career Development plan of having one of those "social media" presences, in part because when you google my professional name you get not only my website and my recent publications, but also, somewhat awkwardly, the adorable/terrible "novel" I wrote when I was eleven (think Ann Radcliffe meets bizarre mysticism meets finger paintings), and which my family thought it would be so sweet to self-publish with a vanity press. Now, its terrible-ness is mitigated by the fact that I was eleven, and so there's something ALMOST cute about the sheer ambitious pretension of it - characters are oh-so-subtly named "Raoul" and "Christine" because I was a huge Phantom fan, and the word "azure" is probably on every page...). But it's still the internet equivalent of having embarrassing naked baby photographs online.)

    Don't worry - next post will be a Useful Review of an excellent cafe or two in Tbilisi.

              

    Lermontov in Kazbegi

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    Photo by Kamila at Mywanderlust.pl#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/10894&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
    And...anot#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/10894&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comher one, up at Literary Traveler. With actual blog content to come in the days ahead, I promise.


    "That Black, Dragon-Haunted Pass: The Mystery of Lermontov’s Caucasus"  
    “I was traveling along the military road back from Tiflis.” 


    So begins Mikhail Lermontov’s 1833 A Hero of Our Time, the classic novel of the Caucasus: the mist-shrouded, emerald mountain range that once delineated the southern stretches of the Russian Empire. For Lermontov—whose own exploits in the Caucasus were as daring, dangerous, and unabashedly romantic as those of his anti-heroic protagonist, Pechorin—the Caucasus was more than merely a frontier outpost for Russia’s colonial power. For Lermontov, as for Pushkin before him, the Caucasus was the land of passion and possibility, of amorous intrigues with beautiful women, of frenzied duels and fatal blood feuds, where even the Tsar himself could not encroach upon the long-held customs of the region’s mountain tribes. 


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    Verbania - Il generale Aldo Iacobelli in visita al comando di Verbania - Italia/Mondo - Varese News

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    Tbilisi: The Edge of the Real » The Spectator

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    Essay on Tbilisi - up at the Spectator:



    The electricity will be on in one hour, says my landlady. She tells me that it is dark out all over town (ignoring the glittering chrome bridge over the Mtkvari River, ignoring the casino that casts neon shadows on the banks at night). She calls me ‘daughter’ and evades specifics. Won’t I come upstairs for dinner at eight, or perhaps nine? (She is so busy; she works so hard; she’ll ring when dinner is ready.) The call never comes. Read more.  










              

    Busto Arsizio - Cirilli e la sua carovana di talenti torna al Sociale con 5 date - - Varese News

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    New Guide Live - "Weekend Break: Tbilisi" over at Unanchor Travel Guides

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    I enjoyed ringing up Rod McLaughlin from the Azumano Travel Show on Portland's KPAM radio for an interview about my latest articles for the Huffington Post on Tbilisi and Batumi, part of a series of interviews I'll be doing for KPAM Portland on travel in Georgia.

    For you early birds out there, the show airs this Saturday Sept 1 6:00 am Pacific Time (that's 9:00 am EST) on Portland's AM860 (or live here), with a repeat on Sunday Sept 2 at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm ET. Will do my best to upload the audio to my website following the airing of the interview.

    Taking a city break in the Caucasus? My new Unanchor weekend guide to Tbilisi - Georgia's romantic capital - covers everything from the decaying grandeur of the Sololaki district to the trendiest nightclubs in the shadow of the Narikala Fortress - is now for sale from Unanchor Travel Guides for just $4.99

    (As, as always, my professional website can be found here.)

              

    Where to Write a Novel in....Budapest, Hungary

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    As part of a wider programme to expand the remit of this blog beyond its Kartvelophile roots, and towards a larger (if Georgia-centric) exploration of Ways and Places to be a Decadent Bohemian Novelist (on a freelance ghostwriter's salary or graduate student's stipend), I bring you the international edition of "Where to Write a Novel In...":

    Budapest is a horrible city. However, in its bleak and filthy melancholia, Budapest (unlike, for example, London), is a fantastic city in which to write a novel. Beautifully decayed, gleefully seedy, and the perfect place to contemplate ending a tragic love affair while sitting in tepid hair-infested sweat-water at  the Gellert Baths and ruminating on the existential filthiness of mankind, Budapest is filled with the sort of places in which you can scribble away entire novellas of infidelity, moonshine, and man's tendency toward sin at a moment's notice, preferably while eating cake.

    I visited Budapest from Vienna in late 2008, perhaps unsurprisingly while stiff-upper-lipping my way through the last days of a tragically doomed Romance (as one does), and reacted all too defensively to the city's raucous despair. However, the art-house Urania Cinema (and Cafe), where my Belarusian friend A. ("I am from Minsk, and even I find this city depressing!") and I ended up after a failed attempt to find a jazz club (predictably, it had been turned into a strip joint), managed to help me transubstantiate my misery into high art (and cake). The cinema programme is highbrow enough for me to forgive the fact that it's no longer a theatre, and the cafe looks like what would have happened if William Morris had taken LSD and stumbled onto the Orient Express.

    We watched the excellent Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day and I hatched an idea for a novel...

    Urania is located at Rakoczi Utca, 21, near the Astoria Metro Stop

              

    Inspiration of the Day: Alexandre Bandzeladze

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    One of the particular highlights of this spring's Kakheti trip was a visit to the Tsinandali winery. I can't speak to the quality of the wines (although the idea of taking a drink in Romantic poet Alexandre Chavchavadze home was almost as luxurious as that of having tea at George Sand's house), but the house-museum itself (a sumptuous recreation of Alexandre's salon) was outstanding, featuring not merely records of Tolstoy, Pushkin, et. al., but also an exhibition of some quite fascinating modern art: illuminated manuscripts of The Knight in the Tiger's Skin by my (other) new favourite Georgian artist, Alexandre Bandzeladze:

    Bandzeladze, according to his homepage, at least, is to be considered "the founder and the spiritual leader of the abstract painters", representing the "avant-garde" in 1970's Georgia. I'm an absolute weakling when it comes to neo-illuminated mansucripts (Abramishvili had one in his exhibition, although I can't find a photo of it anywhere), as well as for artist-writer house museums, so I might be heavily biased in this case, but I was certainly impressed. Here, as with Abramishvili, much late-twentieth-century Georgian art seems to be actively engaged with the past canon in a way I find is missing in all too many pieces of contemporary Anglo-American art - it's certainly what draws me to it.





              

    Inspiration of the Day: Merab Abramishvili

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    Every now and then, I come across a piece of art - be it a painting, a piece of music, or a novel - that resonates with me so strongly that all my pseudo-critical, academic, footnoting, jargonizing, enframing bullshit breaks down, and there is nothing I can say but "yes."

    The exhibit of the paintings of late-Soviet artist Merab Abramishvili, located at a gallery in Mtatsminda, was once such exhibition. I came across the paintings at the insistence of my (marvelously!) mad friend M., a tweed-sporting composer-poet-displaced-intellectual-extraordinaire living in Bolnisi while embarking upon any number of great artistic-poetic-cultural projects to bring about a new Romantic age in the Caucasus via a shaky Internet connection. Because M., in addition to being mad, is also usually right, I succumbed to his insistence that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the works of an oft-forgotten Soviet artist, whitewashed in the wake of the drive towards a New Georgia. (M. has requested that I point out that Abramishvili is "the greatest artist since Raphael")

    Some holy combination of Pompeiian fresco, Indian tapestry, and Medieval illumination, Abramishvili's paintings restore the holy mystery of the world. Freely intertwining Indian motifs with Christian iconography, they suggest a primal unity in which the world is not some formless chaos of meaning, but is rather  "charged with the grandeur of God". I actually went twice (doubling back for the programme catalog) - many of the paintings belong to the Abramishvili family, and are hence (tragically) no longer publicly viewable. (Which is entirely heartbreaking; I'm half-tempted to track them down, sending them a pleading email to allow me to gaze upon beauty bare for an hour a week a teatime...)

    I've noticed the prevalence of genuinely good, engaging contemporary art in the Caucasus over the past few years. It tends to be far more willing to engage with history - breaking rules consciously rather than as a Shoreditch-gallery gimmick - than the contemporary UK/S art I've seen, and is far better crafted to boot.


    If anyone knows of any good exhibitions on in Tbilisi, do let me know - I haven't seen a bad one yet

              

    Not-Horrible Things to Do in London, Part II

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    London is horrible. Let me establish this from the outset. Nothing will convince me that London is not an overpriced cesspool of filth and stale beer, constituted of identical chain-filled "High Streets" from which it is impossible to travel from one to the other without invariable Tube signal failures (two unplanned last weekend alone), where Health and Safety conspire to ruin any sort of enjoyment of life's myriad opportunities without remotely preserving health or safety, and where sandwiches contain more mayonnaise than filling.

    Nothing, that is, except the Victoria and Albert Museum, which single-handedly caused me to research property prices in London for next year before realizing that the Very English Boyfriend and I don't fancy paying 400 quid apiece to share a tiny studio and a single bed in Brent Cross.

    Best. Tea Room. Ever.
    The V&A is, quite simply, a Best Thing Ever. Not only is it free, gorgeously laid out in a Great Nineteenth-Century Generalist way that allows for a combination of learning and sheer awe at the vast cultural repository of beauty the monarchy's managed to build up over the years. The VEB and I accidentally wandered into an expertly-given free tour entitled "Sex, Love, and Death in the Middle Ages" ("Super!" crowed the VEB, before making quietly English remarks about Sir Gawain and the plot of Hamlet - there are few places where being a Medievalist-turned-Shakespearean-actor is more useful than on a "Sex, Love, and Death in the Middle Ages" Tour at the V&A. In fact, it may be the only place being a Medievalist-turned-Shakespearean-actor remotely useful.) It was remarkable not only for the wealth of facts, but also guide's wonderful MiddleclassEnglishness ("should we be talking about sex on Sundays?")

    Also, there is This Tea Room, which has £2.50 cappucinos and £5 cream teas (reasonable for South Kensington, slightly higher than Oxford prices), and looks like the Pera Palace on crack. It's not just the sort of place to write a novel. It's the sort of place to write a bloody epic.


    It must have been the sun, however, because apparently the whole weekend consisted of Not-Horrible Things in London (tube delays excepted). The area around Mile End Tube Station is quite beautiful (we found a gorgeous Gothic church tucked away behind a residential street), unlike the seedy Bethnal Green - despite smelling like beer, Roman Road is filled with exciting second-hand shops (promising shoes, not my size) and a market that feels like a cross between Palermo and Istanbul (even if it gives the VEB agoraphobia), and Victoria Park has a marvelously inventive children's adventure playground that I very nearly started clambering on!

    But that wasn't all! (What, you say? More nice things in London?) We also discovered that Shoreditch, once the site of one of our most disappointing nights out of all time (ten pounds for mediocre cocktails in a 1920's-themed "decadence" bar filled with staggering hen-nighters) is actually not that bad, despite being uniformly filled with hipsters sporting grubby fur coats, bright red lipstick, and no pants. We found an eclectic used booksale in front of Shoreditch Church, sat outside (!) drinking free refills of coffee at retro pancake house (and VEB's new "best thing in London") Love Shake.


    But perhaps our Very Best Thing in London (other, of course, than the V&A) was our inaugural visit to Hampstead Heath, one of the few London parks that doesn't feel depressingly manicurized. Enormous, sprawling, and possessed of a SWIMMING POND (albeit a rather small one you, predictably, have to queue for), Hampstead Heath lured us all the way from Debden for two visits in two days! It has grass, sunshine, a gorgeous pergola, and DEER in Golders Hill Park! FUZZY DEER! IN A DEER PARK! (along with a confused-looking rhea that isn't sure whether or not it's a deer)

    Such a weekend would have been perfect had we been able to conclude it with falafel at Golder's Green. However, it was Shavuot, and we arrived to find everything remotely Hebraic in a two-mile radius closed...

    Fleur's Verdict: London is not horrible in small doses, as long as it's sunny and the Tube doesn't break down and you don't have to eat anything. The V&A is amazing. Hampstead has a Hungarian patisserie. You can buy comfortable shoes for three pounds on Bethnal Green Road. The Overground is preferable to the Tube. People in Shoreditch don't wear any trousers.

              

    Calcio - Dilettanti - Il Città di Varese vince anche il big match - Sport - Varese News

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    Calcio - Dilettanti - Solbiatese e Ispra non sbagliano - Sport - Varese News

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    Nerazzurri e biancorossi avanzano a braccetto in testa alla Prima Categoria. In Seconda due coppie al comando
              

    Informazione redazionale - DomaniMiSposo Grangala 2019 - Varese Laghi - Varese News

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    Sabato 12 e domenica 13 ottobre, nel fascinoso contesto delle Ville Ponti di Varese tornano le emozioni della prestigiosa rassegna dedicata ai futuri sposi
              

    Polícia Civil conclui inquérito sobre cartas de facção criminosa com planos para matar promotor de Justiça e indicia três presos

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    Cartas foram apreendidas na Penitenciária de Junqueirópolis (SP) — Foto: Reprodução/TV Fronteira
    A Polícia Civil concluiu nesta quinta-feira (3) o inquérito policial que investigou cartas da facção criminosa Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) apreendidas na Penitenciária de Junqueirópolis (SP) e que possuíam ameaças de morte contra o promotor de Justiça do Grupo de Atuação Especial de Combate ao Crime Organizado (Gaeco) do Ministério Público Estadual (MPE), Lincoln Gakiya, o coordenador de presídios Roberto Medina e outros profissionais ligados à Secretaria da Administração Penitenciária do Estado de São Paulo (SAP).

    Três homens, todos presos, foram indiciados pelos crimes de organização criminosa e ameaça.

    O delegado responsável pela investigação, Eliandro Renato dos Santos, informou ao G1 que foram apreendidas em janeiro deste ano três cartas relacionadas à facção criminosa na Penitenciária de Junqueirópolis.

    “Todas elas [cartas] continham ameaças, inclusive, com mapas e procedimentos a serem adotados para tirar a vida dos agentes públicos”, afirmou Santos ao G1.

    Com a conclusão, o inquérito foi encaminhado para o Fórum da Comarca de Junqueirópolis para manifestação do Ministério Público e análise do Poder Judiciário sobre o caso.

    Atualmente, dois dos indiciados encontram-se presos no Centro de Readaptação Penitenciária (CRP), em Presidente Bernardes (SP), onde funciona o Regime Disciplinar Diferenciado (RDD). Já o terceiro envolvido, está na Penitenciária 2 de Mirandópolis (SP), segundo a SAP.

    Carta apreendida com integrantes de facção tem ameaças a promotor — Foto: Reprodução

    Outras cartas

    O promotor Lincoln Gakiya foi o autor do pedido que levou à transferência, em fevereiro deste ano, de 22 líderes da maior facção criminosa paulista, entre eles Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, o Marcola, de unidades prisionais do Estado de São Paulo para presídios federais de segurança máxima.

    A operação inédita foi realizada depois que o Ministério Público descobriu um plano da facção para resgatar os principais líderes que estavam presos na Penitenciária 2 de Presidente Venceslau (SP).

    Em dezembro do ano passado, a Polícia Militar também apreendeu cartas do PCC que revelavam um plano para matar o promotor que combate a facção no interior de São Paulo e o coordenador dos presídios da região oeste do Estado.

    As cartas escritas de forma codificada foram interceptadas com duas mulheres de presos no dia 8 de dezembro em Presidente Venceslau.


    Em uma das cartas apreendidas em Junqueirópolis, os criminosos explicam como deve ser o planejamento para atacar o coordenador de presídios Roberto Medina e o diretor Luiz Bizzoto.

    "Eu entendi tudo sobre o mapa, mas voces têm que montar por ordem: placam cor do carro, horários, rua, número da casa. É a mesma fita, monta o maoa e manda pros responsável [sic]", diz trecho de um dos manuscritos.

    Sobre o diretor Maurício Souza, a carta diz: "já tá tudo no pente, é só executar. Esse cara tá tirando, tá duvidando das nossas forças, pode pá matando ele. Os outros não vão pagar pra ver". (G1//Prudente)

              

    BindingSource Calling Equals

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    Originally posted on: http://staffofgeeks.net/afeng/archive/2006/10/30/95562.aspx#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11210&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

    Last week, we noticed our data grid (an Infragistics UltraGrid) was behaving very slow during data population and filtering.  At first I assumed we were doing something wrong in our code to cause the slow down.  After a few minutes of poking around I did not see anything obvious.  Someone noticed the equals method was called frequently when the data is being populated in the grid.  It seems like the equals method was being invoked when the BindingSource is being set.  I decided to do a simple little experiment to figure out what was going on.

    class Program {

          public static int NumberOfItemsAdded = 1000;

                     

          static void Main(string[] args) {

            BindingSource bindingSource = new BindingSource();

            List<User> users = new List<User>();

     

            for (int i = 0; i < NumberOfItemsAdded; i++) users.Add(new User());

     

             bindingSource.DataSource = users;

             Console.WriteLine("Equals was called: " + User.NumOfTimesEqualsCalled);

             Console.ReadLine();

          }

        }

     

        internal class User {

          public static int NumOfTimesEqualsCalled = 0;

     

          public override bool Equals(object obj) {

            NumOfTimesEqualsCalled++;

                    return base.Equals(obj);

          }

        }

    I started out with 1000 objects in my list then set it to the binding source.  The equals method was not called once.  This seemed weird to me because in our application the equals method is definitely being called.  I decided to add a property to the User class and see what happens.

      public string Prop1 {

         get { return ""; }

       }

    By adding a property to the User class, the equals method is being invoked 4 times.  I added a couple more properties and, sure enough, the equals method is being called 4 times per property.  If you have 10 properties, the equals will be called 40 times.  I decided to change the implementation of the equals method to see if that would change number of times being invoked.

       public override bool Equals(object obj) {

         NumOfTimesEqualsCalled++;

         return true;

       }

    Nothing seemed to change when the equals is always returning true.  How about the opposite?

       public override bool Equals(object obj) {

         NumOfTimesEqualsCalled++;

         return false;

       }

    When equals is always returning false it became a little bit more interesting  Now it calls equals on multiples of 18 times per property.  It is not realistic for equals to always return false, so I decided to try a mixture of both, half true and half false.

       public override bool Equals(object obj) {

         NumOfTimesEqualsCalled++;

         Random random = new Random();

         int randomInt = random.Next();

         return randomInt % 2 == 0;

      }

    This time it was not so straight forward with the number of time the equals method is being invoked.  With one property it is called 13 times.  With two properties, it is called 21 times.  From this point on, it seems to be multiples of 4 times per property.  What happens if equals return a value randomly?  It depends on how many properties you have when you set it to be a binding source.  If you are lucky, the equals method will be invoked 4 times per property.  If you have 10 properties, it will be called 40 times.  But in many cases it could be a lot worse.  The equals could be invoked 18 times per property which is 180 times if you have 10 properties.  All that work is done just to set the binding source’s data source.  It is not even displaying in the grid. 

    In my example I created a list with 1000 objects, but that actually does not matter.  The list could contain one object and the outcome will be the exactly same.  In our application the slow down is more exaggerated because we are using reflection to perform the equals.  The only reason we are using reflection is because we only use equals to perform dirty checking on the object after the user has performed an edit.  This is not a performance issue because at most you are only doing reflection on object.  However, if the binding source is calling it hundreds of times, this becomes an issue.  Since we are only using equals for dirty checking, we can create a separate dirty checking equals method to get around the binding source calling equals.  I guess I do not understand why setting the data source to a binding source would call equals at all.  To make the matter worse, if you are manipulating the binding source, the equals method will be invoked again.


              

    Presentation Layer Testing Thoughts

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    Originally posted on: http://staffofgeeks.net/afeng/archive/2006/07/05/84187.aspx#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

    For anyone doing Test Driven Development, mocks (stubs) are commonly used.  Whether you hand roll your own mocks, or use a mock framework like Rhino Mocks, stubs are used to in order to isolate the code we want to test.  Before we can isolate our code, proper separations of concerns are required; such as implementing the Model View Controller or Model View Presenter pattern for UI testing.  After you practice TDD for a few months, and write countless tests, you start to see a pattern of how to make your presentation layer testable and everything becomes automatic and second nature.

    One of the big benefits of TDD is using tests to guide your design.  Have you ever stopped and wondered if your design has really improved by structuring your code in a manner that is testable?  Are you creating more duplication or allowing too much accessibility?  Let’s examine how the presentation layer can be tested using the MVP pattern.  I will use a simple example where the customer information can enter entered.  I purposely omitted the presenter interaction with the view in order to put more focus on the view.

    public interface ICustomerDetailsView {

      string CustomerFirstName { get; }

      string CustomerLastName { get;}

      List<Order> Orders { get; }

    }

     

    public class CustomDetailsView : UserControl, ICustomerDetailsView { 

      public string CustomerFirstName {

        get { return this.firs#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comtNameTextBox.Text; }

      }

     

      public string CustomerLastName {

        get { return this.last#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comNameTextBox.Text; }

      }

     

      public List<Order> Orders {

        get {

          List<Order> orders = new List<Order>();

          foreach (Order order in this.orde#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comrsComboBox.Items) {

            orders.Add(order);

          }

          return orders;

        }

      }

    }

     

    We start with an interface called ICustomerDetailsView to describe behaviors of the view.  Now we can use the interface to create our mock view.  In the MVP pattern, the presenter is an extension to the view, so all the interactions occuring in the view will be delegated to the presenter.  With the delgation to the presenter, we would only have to explicitly test the presenter.  The reason the view is not tested is because all the logic lives inside of the presenter, so we end up testing the API.

     

    public class MockCustomDetailsView : ICustomerDetailsView {

      // implement ICustomerDetailsView

      // you can have setters here so values can be injected for testing

    }

    The presenter can now use the mock view during automated testing and will not know a difference from the real thing.  All your tests pass and life is good.  Before you checkin your code, you decide to smoke your application.  To your surprise, your view does not behave correctly.  You poke around for a few seconds and you remember your tests actually use the mock view, so you never wired up the real thing.  In this simple scenario, when all your tests pass it does not mean your application will work correctly if you never wire it up.  Sometimes it can feel a little awkward when you are writing the mock view to mimic the real view, so your tests can pass.  On top of that, the interface was only added to make the mock possible in this scenario.  I understand creating an interface is considered “best practice” to loosen up the coupling, but in this case, the interface was created to make stubbing possible.  It is a little smelly to me because files were added only to make testing possible, and the real view was treated like a second class citizen.  Maybe this is not so bad, and I should not lose sleep over it.

    Maybe life would be a whole lot better if we could use the real view in this case for testing.  That would eliminate our problem of forgetting to wire things up.  It would also reduce the number of files we have to write, and would achieve the same outcome.  Let’s see if we can create another implementation of CustomerDetailsView to accomplish this.  We will call the new view ICustomerDetailsView2:

    public class CustomDetailsView2 : UserControl {

      public string CustomerFirstName {

        get { return this.firs#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comtNameTextBox.Text; }

        set { this.firs#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comtNameTextBox.Text = value; }

      }

     

      public string CustomerLastName {

        get { return this.last#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comNameTextBox.Text; }

        set { this.last#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comNameTextBox.Text = value; }

      }

     

      public List<Order> Orders {

        get {

          List<Order> orders = new List<Order>();

          foreach (Order order in this.orde#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comrsComboBox.Items) {

            orders.Add(order);

          }

          return orders;

        }

     

        set {

          foreach (Order order in value) {

            this.orde#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/11227&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comrsComboBox.Items.Add(order);

          }

        }

      }

    }

    We can use this view for both testing and production code, but the side effect is that we have to expose setters only for testing purposes.  In our first implementation, we were able to put the setters only on the mock, so our real view is not polluted.  The reason the setter is unnecessary for CustomerDetailsView2 is because we would never programmatically call the setter.  The setter is used to simulate data input from the user.

     

    Either way  you look at it, there are some drawbacks to both techniques.  This really depends on what you consider the lesser of the evils.  I know there are ways to solve this problem by using a mock framework, but then again are you adding technology in order to make testing possible?  Let’s say we live in a world where we do not need to do any testing.  Whatever code we write will always work.  Would you have implemented CustomerDetailsView the same way?  The second example exposes setters when the real system will never use it.  Is that breaking the accessibility of the view?

     

    I understand the ability to mock things out is good because that means your system has enough abstractions.  I am just not sure mocks should be used every where in order to make testing possible.  I know there is a fine line here, like many good things in the Computer Science world, but I often struggle to choose the optimal way.  I hope no one got the impression that I am bashing on TDD or mock objects. In fact, it is quiet the opposite.


              

    Open Source - Come installare Kodi su PC Windows (ceotecnoblogcom)

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    [筆記] 朋友與敵人

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    這是一本我近期看到覺得很好看的社會科普書

    筆記如下:


    觀點取代: 從他人的觀點看世界。同理心的談判效果低於觀點取代,因為同理心感受對方情緒,會過於導向包容與默許。

    在工作上擁抱弱點。善加運用,搶先第一個承認自己的弱點後,接下來發生的事情可能讓你吃驚。

    信任感: 溫暖+能幹、模仿

    溫暖: 靠肢體接觸、言語展現關懷

    讓咖啡灑出來的好時機: 大智若愚的好處。如果要得到展現弱點的好處,要先建立信譽

    重拾信任: 道歉
    1.      速度
    2. &nb