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Pınarbaşı, Faizin %10’u KOSGEB Tarafından Karşılanacak

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NEVŞEHİR(MHA) Nevşehir Esnaf ve Sanatkarlar Odaları Birliği Başkanı Mehmet Pınarbaşı, KOSGEB’in % 10 faiz destekli kredisi hakkında bilgiler verdi.


          

Skoro 100 tisuća blokiranih računa u BiH

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Središnja banka BiH objavila je osvježene podatke o blokiranim računima poslovnih subjekata u BiH, prema kojima je blokirano 94.692 računa poslovnih subjekata, dok 51.613 poduzeća imaju blokiran ba


          

Engineering: Senior Platform Engineer - Miami, Florida

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Senior Platform Engineer We are getting ready to launch and scale a stealth FinTech startup focused on providing underbanked consumers access to innovative financial services. Financially backed by one of the largest alternative financial services providers in the Americas, this startup is well positioned to disrupt the $175 Billion US Financial services industry for the underserved. The company is currently in pre-launch and is expected to enter the market Q4 2019. What you will do: Support the build and management of the backend infrastructure for the platform including integrations with 3rd party vendors Support the implementation of the platform's data strategy Implement new features in a highly collaborative environment with product managers and engineers Contribute to a maintainable, high quality, and performant codebase Effectively communicate your technical solutions and product ideas with the team Mentor other engineering team members Who are we looking for: 5+ years of software development experience including 3+ years developing backend services using Node.js Experience with the JVM, tools, frameworks, languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala etc) Experience designing and developing RESTful, service oriented microservices and function as a service architectures Experience with domain driven design and associated practices Excellent understanding and experience with both functional programming and object oriented design concepts (e.g. SOLID principles etc.) Experience designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, etc.) Experience with Javascript / Typescript ecosystem (build tools, package manager, frameworks, debugging tools, etc.) DevOps experience with knowledge on how to setup, configure, and maintain a CI/CD pipeline (gitlab, jenkins, concourse etc) Experience with infrastructure as code concepts and tools (terraform, ansible, CloudFormation etc.) Experience designing and implementing cloud native applications together with best practices (12 factor apps, reactive manifesto etc.) Excellent knowledge of software engineering best practices (e.g. agile/lean software development, continuous deployment, secure application deign, behavior driven development, code review, design documentation, etc.) Excellent knowledge of virtualization and containerization technologies (e.g. Docker), resource schedulers Desired experience: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering, or of equivalent experience Entrepreneurial / startup experience Experience in the financial services industry Experience with AWS services (Lambda, VPC, API Gateway, Cognito, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, etc.) ()
          

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#MigrantCrisis & #Crime (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): Greece: Government plans to redistribute 5,000 migrants from islands to mainland Europe – Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin – France: Cathedral attacked, statue of saint beheaded, treasure stolen – White girls continually sexually harassed and intimated at “diverse” UK schools

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Greece: Government plans to redistribute 5,000 migrants from islands to mainland Europe https://t.co/DTqG23iDCV pic.twitter.com/BcQ3nbuwMR — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin https://t.co/ISOwKowFkW pic.twitter.com/S2faQZURQf — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 France: Cathedral attacked, statue of saint beheaded, treasure stolen https://t.co/ztYuIBvE28 pic.twitter.com/KmQ4GSrNMk — Voice ... Read more
          

Chat to one of our customer service champions

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Chat to one of our customer service champions now with our live chat system. Is about rediscovering the traditional value of doing things yourself, doing them naturally, and enjoying the benefits welcome to the movement! Combination appliances save homeowners money on operating expenses, reduces overall installation costs, and takes up less space than traditional.
          

Rather than wasting money keeping water hot on a continuous and

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Rather than wasting money keeping water hot on a continuous and ongoing basis (even when you are not at home), the unit heats water as it is needed as the water heats, heated air goes through a redistribution process through the air circulation units this makes the most efficient use of the heating elements for both water heating and home heating. Whether you need a leak stopped,.
          

Rediscovering the Story of Harriet Tubman

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As a companion to the new film, the podcast Following Harriet dives into some of the darkest moments in U.S. history—and the story of the brave woman who led toward the light

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FS#64334: [rspamd]: add redis as optional dependency

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Researchers find link betweek eye disease and degeneration of the brain

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A scientific study of African populations discovers that the beta-amyloid gene is associated with an increased risk of the most common form of glaucoma

SINGAPORE --( ASIA TODAY )-- A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the United States has discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and brain. They found that genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene was significantly associated with increased risk of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The association was identified specifically in people with African ancestry. The high-risk variant was common in African populations (around 20%), but essentially absent in all other ancestral groups.

The findings from this research confirmed a common suspicion that glaucoma may not simply be an eye disease, but also linked to degeneration of the brain. Two lines of evidence were established – First, genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene family was observed to be significantly associated with POAG risk. Second, beta-amyloid deposits were also significantly increased in eye and brain tissues of patients with POAG compared to unaffected individuals. This links degeneration of the eye to possible degeneration of the brain as beta-amyloid is one of the best-known causes for nerve cell death in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The global research team consisted of scientists and clinicians from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Duke University, Duke-NUS Medical School, partner institutions (including the University of California San Diego, UCSD, and the University of California San Francisco, UCSF), as well as leading eye centres around the world. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 6 November 2019.

Another recently conducted study on a large multi-ethnic sample, the Genetic Epidemiology Research On Adult Health & Aging (GERA) cohort in the USA, confirmed the highest prevalence of POAG in African ancestry individuals (16.1%) compared to East Asians (9.9%) and Europeans (7.4%) [1].

However, African populations have been understudied and under-represented in genomic research. This is despite our understanding that modern humans originated in Africa approximately 200,000 years ago, and 99% of the human evolutionary experience has been in Africa [2]. African populations hold a treasure trove of unexplored genomic information which could provide solutions to combat various diseases, including glaucoma. Hence, the team studied POAG in Africans and African-descent populations to obtain biological and clinical insights, which may have been unavailable in European and Asian studies.

The JAMA study on African populations presented new findings which are expected to change the way researchers perceive glaucoma. Scientists have also begun to look for neuroprotective mechanisms, which could illuminate new ways to treat the disease.

Dr Michael A Hauser, Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology at the Duke University Medical Center, said, “Glaucoma in Africans is severe, striking early and often leading to blindness. Our data shows that glaucoma in Africa has a different genetic structure than glaucoma in Europe or Asia. We hope that our work to better understand African glaucoma will help preserve sight in people of African ancestry around the world.”

Dr Khor Chiea Chuen, Group Leader at GIS, said, “Family members of patients with glaucoma have a genetically higher chance of contracting glaucoma. The earlier the age of onset and the more severe the disease, then the higher the likelihood that the patient and family members are genetically predisposed and should therefore explore potential interventions.”

Professor Aung Tin, Executive Director of SERI and Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, said, “This was a huge multi-national effort with much of the research conducted in Singapore. The findings are very interesting as it shows the diverse genetic make-up of glaucoma in different populations from around the world. We need to better understand the role of this gene in the glaucoma disease process, so that we can develop new therapies in the future.”

Professor Neil Risch, Director, Center for Human Genetics, UCSF and Lamond Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Human Genetics, said, “This important finding for POAG research was only possible because of the collegiality and collaboration of nearly all major groups with POAG subjects of African descent. As is typical in studies of this type, very large samples are required, and this study represents by far the largest collection of POAG subjects of African descent in the world, derived from many countries and continents.”

Professor Patrick Tan, Executive Director of GIS, said, “These findings are crucial in efforts to pinpoint why certain groups of people suffer from severe glaucoma, particularly early on in life. It also suggests that degeneration of the eye and brain could be mechanistically related. This research may lead to solutions to slow down disease onset and lower disease severity.”

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New comment by toomuchtodo in "Re-Licensing Sentry"

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> a REAL open source community

No true scotsman. If it works for the stakeholders, it works, regardless of what you want to call the model, whether that's GNU/Linux, Redis, Elastic, or Sentry.


          

Stefano Pavani, seminfermo in cella per omicidio, aggredisce agente della Penitenziaria

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Horror of Dracula, Venom, How to Train Your Dragon & more new announcements, plus RIP Bertolucci, Roeg & Jay

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Hope you guys all had a terrific Thanksgiving week. We’re back to day with reviews and some new announcement news as well.

First those reviews…

Our own Tim Salmons has checked in with his thoughts on Scream Factory’s Candyman: Collector’s Edition as well as Arrow Video’s 12 Monkeys: Special Edition, both of them on Blu-ray. And Dennis Sueling has a look at the recent Papillon remake on Blu-ray too from Universal. Enjoy!

Also, today is Cyber Monday, so if you’re shopping for bargains on Amazon.com, we’d sure appreciate it if you started by clicking to them through one of our affiliate links (like this one). It helps to support our work here at the site and we do appreciate it. [Read on here...]

CLICK HERE to BACK THE BITS in our fight to preserve Physical Media CLICK HERE to shop through our Amazon.com links and SUPPORT THE BITS CLICK HERE to visit The Bits on Facebook CLICK HERE to visit The Bits on Twitter

Speaking of which, we’ve also just posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon pre-order links. By the way, there’s a bunch of UK Blu-ray 3D titles starting to appear on Amazon US too, so be sure to watch for them when you’re shopping over there.

Now then… let’s start with 4K Ultra HD. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits to include pre-orders for a whole bunch of upcoming titles on the format, including Disney’s The Lion King and Doctor Strange, Sony’s Venom, Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Crazy Rich Asians, and Creed II, Fox’s Widows, Universal’s The Grinch, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Green Book, and Paramount’s Overlord and Mission: Impossible – 6-Movie Collection. So check the list and click the title links above for those. Venom is set for 12/18, The Lion King for 12/4, and Doctor Strange for 1/15.

Also today, our friends at The Warner Archive Collection have just announced the 12/18 Blu-ray release of the Hammer Films classic Horror of Dracula (1958), staring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Sea Hawk (1940) also streets on Blu-ray that day, and look for Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s – Volume 1 and The Blue Night (1973) on Blu-ray on 12/11.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics will release Terence Young’s The Rover (1967) on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/26. Look for Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound (1992 – directed by Paul Bogart) and Roger Young’s The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996) on DVD on 2/19. Also on 2/19, look for Peter Markle’s Youngblood (1986), Russell Mulcahy’s The Real McCoy (1993), and John McNaughton’s Mad Dog and Glory (1993) on Blu-ray. On 2/12, watch for Randal Kleiser’s Summer Lovers (1982), Sidney Lumet’s The Group (1966), and Gordon Hessler’s Scream and Scream Again (1970). On 2/5, watch for Christopher Morahan’s Diamonds for Breakfast (1968) on Blu-ray and DVD. KLSC is also working on a new Blu-ray of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Doulos (1963) from a new 4K restoration (street date TBA).

DreamWorks and Universal are releasing Chicken Run, Joseph: King of Dreams, and The Road to El Dorado on Blu-ray on 1/22, along with How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2 on 4K Ultra HD the same day.

Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films are releasing Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color – 1899-1909 on Blu-ray on 12/18. This includes 12 classic films newly-restored in HD from newly rediscovered nitrate film elements.

Cleopatra Entertainment will release the documentary Life After Flash (about Flash Gordon star Sam Jones) on Blu-ray on 3/26.

And Filmrise will release Dark River on Blu-ray on 3/12.

Finally today, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900) today, and director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Witches) and actor Ricky Jay (Deadwood, Boogie Nights) over the weekend. All will certainly be missed. Click here, here, and here to read more.

We’ll leave you today with a look at fresh cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above and more. Click on each to pre-order them on Amazon.com if available…

Venom (4K Ultra HD) Horror of Dracula (Blu-ray Disc) The Lion King (4K Ultra HD)

The Pink Panther: Cartoon Collection - Volume 4 (Blu-ray Disc) How to Train Your Dragon (4K Ultra HD) How to Train Your Dragon (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned…

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Poland Central Bank Holds Key Rate Steady

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Poland's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Wednesday, as widely expected.

The Monetary Policy Council decided to retain the key reference rate at a record low 1.50 percent, the National Bank of Poland said in a statement.

The previous change in the reference rate was a half-basis point reduction in March 2015.

The lombard rate was retained at 2.50 percent and the deposit rate at 0.50 percent. The rediscount rate was left unchanged at 1.75 percent.

The central bank is set to present its latest macroeconomic projections later on Wednesday.

"Comments by President [Adam] Glapinski?suggest limited revisions, supporting our call for flat rates until late 2021," ING economist Rafal Benecki said. "?In 2021, in our opinion, interest rate cuts are likely," the economist added.


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Craving for Pizza? Make Your Own Pizza at the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp...

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A great tasting pizza always brings good times with family and friends. But did you know you can have double the fun when you make your own pizza? You can, with the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp...


Greenwich introduces a unique concept where diners can fully experience their love for pizza with the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp, an innovative program that's perfect for birthdays, team building, barkada bonding or just for the sheer fun of it. The immersive pizza making experience takes you through the step-by-step process behind the great-tasting pizzas of Greenwich. Ready to make some pizza? Read on for a peek at the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp... 


Greenwich, the go-to pizza chain of every barkada, takes the pizza experience one step further with the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp. Known for their signature pizzas freshly made everyday, Greenwich shares their winning pizza recipes in a fun activity with friends, barkada and the entire family (for more on Greenwich, see my previous posts, #GWorldPizzaDay: Celebrate World Pizza day with the Ultimate Overload and Hawaiian Overload from Greenwich, The New Greenwich Cheesy Steak and Fries Overload, and Fully Loaded: Celebrate National Pineapple Pizza Day with the Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza!).


Think of it as a unique and fun bonding activity for family, office mates and your barkada where you all get to enjoy the famous pizza to culminate your Greenwich experience. We've all enjoyed slices of Greenwich, but only a few can say they've made a Greenwich pizza. Now you can with the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp. The Greenwich Pizza Making Camp comes in four packages:

Solo Bundle 1 (P 300/Person)
  • Solo Hawaiian Overload
  • Regular Iced Tea
  • Pizza Making Camp Kit
  • 10 Mimimum Pax, 25 Maximum Pax

Solo Bundle 2 (P 375/Person)
  • Solo Hawaiian Overload
  • Meaty Spaghetti with Garlic Stcks
  • Regular Iced Tea
  • Pizza Making Camp Kit
  • 10 Mimimum Pax, 25 Maximum Pax

Double Bundle 1 (P 375/Person)
  • Double Hawaiian Overload 
  • Regular Iced Tea
  • Pizza making Camp Kit
  • 10 Minimum Pax, 25 Maximum Pax

Double Bundle 2 (P 400/Person
  • Double Hawaiian Overload
  • Meaty Spaghetti with Garlic Sticks
  • Regular Iced Tea
  • Pizza Making Camp Kit
  • 10 Mimimum Pax, 25 Maximum Pax

Each Greenwich Pizza Making Camp Kit includes a cool visor, name tag, trayliner, apron, a lootbag with fun stickers and a formal certificate to make your activity official. The Greenwich Pizza Making Camp can only be held inside Greenwich stores, and Greenwich will even supply the sound system for your group. 

Pao Goze (L), Greenwich PR and Corporate Affairs Manager welcomed guests to an exclusive run of the novel Greenwich Pizza Making Camp in their spacious Greenhills branch. Then, the pizza masters of Greenwich demonstrated the steps behind each great-tasting pizza at Greenwich...


...beginning with the fresh pizza dough. Each ball of pizza dough is meticulously prepped...


...rapidly flipped...


...and tossed high up in the air eliciting cheers from the Greenwich Pizza Making Campers.


Now it's your turn to make a pizza. Young or old, everyone can make a great-tasting pizza at the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp.


...and not just any pizza. That day, the new Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza debuted at our Greenwich Pizza Making Camp.

There is a process behind the signature pizzas of Greenwich, and the staff will help you through each step. From the sequence of ingredients to the arrangement of the toppings, even the youngest Greenwich Pizza Making Camper can make a seriously good pizza.


And here's mine. Not too shabby for a first-timer. The new Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza is guaranteed to satisfy any serious pizza craving. Greenwich just pulled all the stops with the latest pizza creation, loaded with ham, pepperoni, burger crumbles, bacon, Italian sausage and Spanish sausage plus green peppers, pineapples, mushrooms, onions and cheese. The guys at Greenwich are pretty serious when they say this is all-in, and it's loaded. Prices for the new Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza start at P 99 for the 6" Solo Size all the way to P 510 for the 15" Party Size.



With more than eleven sweet and savory toppings, my very own Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza is ready for the ovens.


While my Greenwich All-In Overload is in the oven, we were served some of the all-time favorites at Greenwich including their Chicken & Waves (P 296), crisp and juicy fried chicken paired with the thick-cut ridged potato waves and gravy.


If you have a sudden craving for pasta, the Lasagna Supreme (L) paired with Garlic Sticks should do the trick.


Wash it all down with the sweet and refreshing Chocolate Rush for an an indulgent chocolate overload.


In between refreshing sips and tasty bites, the Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza was served. With its generous all-out toppings, each bite delivers a vibrant range of contrasting notes coming together in a seamless blend. From sweet to savory capped by rich notes with subtle smoky finish, the All-In Overload Pizza by Greenwich is a winner.


Every bite bursts with bold flavors, with each  distinct note from the different ingredients complementing the other for a balanced finish. Round up the barkada and go all-out with the new All-In Overload Pizza by Greenwich...


...and rediscover why barkada bonding is always best with a pizza from Greenwich.


Fresh from the oven, my own All-In Overload Pizza was presented.


But what makes this pizza special is that you were involved in the process. And that's what the Greenwich Pizza Making Camp is all about.


The stage is set for the next Greenwich Pizza Making Camp. Sign up with the barkada and prepare for an awesome good time and good eats...at Greenwich.

Greenwich is located at Ortigas Avenue corner Roosevelt Street, Greenhills, San Juan City or call #55555 for inquiries and deliveries.

Dude for Food is now on Facebook and Instagram, check out the FB Page, IG Feed, Twitter and YouTube for regular updates on good eats. Better yet, click "Like" and "Follow" and enjoy the ride...just look for the FB and IG widgets on the right sidebar.

          

11/2/2019: RUGBY: Rampant Leinster rediscover their attacking groove

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Leinster 50 Bent, D Kearney (2), H Byrne, R Kelleher, Lowe (2), O’Sullivan. H Byrne 5 Dragons J Williams, Jenkins. Davies. S Davies 15 S Harry Byrne amassed a haul of 15 points at the RDS as Leinster cruised to a convincing triumph over...
          

NUEVA ESTRATEGIA DE SEGURIDAD TRAE PAZ AL MUNICIPIO CAPITAL

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De acuerdo al Plan “Entorno más Seguro” han sido detenidas 64 mil 642 personas por infringir la Ley Como resultado del rediseño de estrategias de prevención del delito y como parte del Plan “Entorno más seguro” que anunció la alcaldesa Tere Jiménez para esta nueva administración, en lo que va de este 2019 la Secretaría de Seguridad […]
          

When ‘Finance’ Becomes a Code Word for Jewish

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In July, Elizabeth Warren published a nuanced overview of the mechanics of private equity firms and how to better regulate them. It may sound dry but as a millennial who graduated out of college into the Great Recession without a large safety net, I felt a strong personal stake reading Warren describe the consequences of our current lax rules on private equity and detail suggestions for more responsible regulation. Warren, who has been eating away at Joe Biden’s lead in the polls for months and steadily making gains toward becoming the front-runner in the Democratic primary, has a background as a legal scholar who specialized in debt and credit. Starting long before she entered politics, Warren has devoted her career to fighting the disastrous regime of deregulation, tax cuts, and upward wealth redistribution that began in the 1980s, a background that makes her seem like an ideal candidate to fix the systemic issues in our economy that have caused the collapse of the middle class. Yet, one line in her article gave me pause:

“But far too often, the private equity firms are like vampires—bleeding the company dry and walking away enriched even as the company succumbs.”

Here, even Warren supporters such as myself should pause at what comes dangerously close to a sinister, conspiratorial trope. Language that compares bankers to parasites has long been a staple of anti-Semitic scapegoating and a way for demagogues to rile up their base. Warren shows no evidence of being either a demagogue or an anti-Semite, but she does seem to be a party to the left’s growing reliance on outrage in their search for a bogeyman in the financial elites—a search that invariably appeals to conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites. Warren and others on the left should be applauded for their necessary critiques of the financial industry and bringing attention to dangerous policies like the deregulation of risky investment vehicles. But it’s necessary to step back and examine the roots of the left’s contempt for finance when that contempt extends beyond the specifics of policy and to the nature of the financial industry itself. The idea that finance is “vampiric,” that it feeds off of the honest productivity of hard workers to extract unmerited earnings, is a sentiment that has direct roots in a long history of anti-Semitism.

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Microsoft launches Visual Studio Online

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Covering the week's news in software development, infrastructure, ops, platforms, and performance.

Recursive Sans and Mono: A Free Variable Type Family — This is a new ‘highly-flexible’ type family that takes advantage of variable font tech to let you pick the right style along five different axes. It’s pretty clever, well demonstrated, and very suitable for presenting data, code, or to be used in documentation and UIs.

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Online — It’s basically a collaborative version of VS Code that runs in the browser letting you develop from anywhere in a cloud-based environment. This isn’t a new idea but it’s great to see Microsoft’s might behind such an effort.

Visual Studio

Top CI Pipeline Best Practices — At the center of a good CI/CD setup is a well-designed CI pipeline. If your team is adopting CI, or your work involves building or improving CI pipeline, this best practices guide is for you.

Datree.io sponsor

You Can't Submit an Electron 6 (or 7) App to the Mac App Store? — Electron is a popular cross-platform app development toolkit maintained by GitHub. The bad news? It uses Chromium which uses several ‘private’ Apple APIs and Apple aren’t keen on accepting apps that use them for a variety of reasons.

David Costa

Dart 2.6: Now with Native Executable Compilation — Dart began life as a Google built, typed language that compiled to JavaScript but is now a somewhat broader project. The latest version includes a new dart2native tool for compiling Dart apps to self-contained, native executables for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Michael Thomsen

GitHub Sponsors Is Now Out of Beta in 30 Countries — GitHub launched its Sponsors program in beta several months ago as a way for open source developers to accept contributions for their work and projects more easily. It’s now generally available in 30 countries with hopefully more to follow.

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How Monzo Built Network Isolation for 1,500 Services — 1,500 services power Monzo, a British bank, and they want to keep them all as separate as possible so that no single bad actor can bring down their platform. Here’s the tale of how they’ve been working towards that goal.

Monzo

A Comparison of Static Form Providers — A high level comparison of several providers who essentially provide the backend for your HTML forms.

Silvestar Bistrović

▶  An Illustrated Guide to OAuth and OpenID Connect — A 16 minute video rich with illustrations and diagrams.

Okta

Intelligent CI/CD with CircleCI: Test Splitting — Did you know that CircleCI can intelligently split tests to get you your test results faster?

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▶  Writing Maintainable Code Documentation with Automated Tools and Transclusion — A 37 minute podcast conversation between Robby Russell and Ana Nelson, the creator of Dexy, a documentation writing tool.

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▶  Git is Hard but Time Traveling in Git Isn't — A lightning talk from React Conf 2019 that flies through some interesting Git features in a mere 6 minutes.

Monica Powell

Highlights from Git 2.24 — Take a look at some of the new features in the latest Git release including feature macros and a new way to ‘rewrite history’.

GitHub

Create a Bookmarking Application with FaunaDB, Netlify and 11ty — Brings together FaunaDB’s serverless cloud database, the Netlify platform (which uses Lambda under the hood), and 11ty (a static site generator) to create a bookmark management site.

Bryan Robinson

File Systems Unfit As Distributed Storage Backends: Lessons From Ten Years of Ceph Evolution — You can’t help but be won over by a comment like “Ten years of hard-won lessons packed into just 17 pages makes this paper extremely good value for your time.”

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An SQL Injection Tutorial for Beginners — This is not a tutorial for you to follow but more a look at what hackers will attempt to do to your systems, if you let them. The techniques used are sneaky and interesting.

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🛠 Code and Tools

Stripe CLI: A Command Line Development Environment for Stripe Users — Stripe has become somewhat ubiquitous in the payment processing space and their focus on developers is pretty neat, not least in this new tool for building and testing integrations.

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Mark Text: A Simple, Free Markdown Editor — Works on macOS, Windows, and Linux. Built in Node with Electron.

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dtn2019-24 - Microsoft Corporation to Transfer Listing of Debt Securities to Nasdaq on Monday, November 11, 2019

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Data Technical News#2019-024The Nasdaq Stock Market

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) debt securities identified below will transfer from NYSE to the Nasdaq Bond Exchange.

The transfer will begin after market close on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Nasdaq requests that market data redistributors retain historical data prior to the date of transfer.


          

Appartamento in Vendita a San Giorgio su Legnano

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Genomic Risk for Stress-related Psychopathology and Corticolimbic Structure and Function: An Evaluation of Neural Mechanisms Underlying Genomic Susceptibility

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Background: Stress is among the most robust predictors of psychopathology. However, the factors that influence vulnerability to its pathogenic effects and the neural pathways through which such risk is expressed remain poorly understood. Preclinical and human studies show that stress exposure and stress-related disorders are characterized by alterations in the function and structure of corticolimbic brain regions including the amygdala and hippocampus. This raises the intriguing possibility that these regions may play a prominent role in risk for stress-related psychopathology. Polygenic indices of psychiatric risk generated by applying single nucleotide summary statistics derived from genomewide association studies (GWASs) of psychiatric phenotypes represent a promising approach to quantify individual risk that can be used to assess whether individual differences in these putative biological mechanisms represent genomically-conferred sources of vulnerability to stress-related psychopathology. Methods: Using data from college students of non-Hispanic European ancestry who completed the Duke Neurogenetics Study (n=526; PI: Hariri), I examined whether polygenic risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with anxiety symptoms as well as amygdala and hippocampal gray matter volume and threat-related amygdala activity (study 1). Here, PTSD polygenic risk scores (PRS) were generated using summary statistics for the European Ancestry subsample provided by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Posttraumatic Stress Disorder group (PCG-PTSD) PTSD GWAS meta-analysis (Duncan et al., 2017). Voxel-based morphometry was applied to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to quantify gray matter volume (GMV) of the hippocampus and amygdala. Threat-related amygdala reactivity was assessed using a widely used emotion face matching functional MRI (fMRI) challenge paradigm (Carre, Fisher, Manuck, & Hariri, 2012). In study 2, I tested whether these neural phenotypes (i.e., amygdala and hippocampal GMV and threat-related amygdala reactivity) are associated with genetic risk for broad anxiety disorder expression and mediate associations with the expression of anxiety symptoms. More specifically, we investigated whether two genome-wide significant loci identified from the Anxiety NeuroGenetics (ANGST) GWAS (Otowa, Hek, Lee, Byrne, Mirza, Nivard, Bigdeli, Aggen, Adkins, Wolen, Fanous, Keller, Castelao, Kutalik, der Auwera, et al., 2016), were predictive of concurrent or future anxiety through variability in amygdala and hippocampal structure and function. Furthermore, given recent research which has supported the role of amygdala reactivity in predicting vulnerability to future life stress, we also investigated whether amygdala reactivity interacted with recent life stress to predict future anxiety. Results: In study 1, I found that PTSD PRS was positively associated with increased right hippocampal volume; however no other significant associations were observed with left hippocampus or bilateral amygdala structure or function. Findings from study 2 showed that one of the genome-wide significant loci predictive of anxiety factor score, CAMKMT rs1067327, was significantly associated with increased right amygdala reactivity (Faces>Shapes contrast). However, contrary to prior research, such increased reactivity of the amygdala was not associated with concurrent or future anxiety. Moreover, no significant interactions were found between amygdala reactivity and recent life stress in predicting the development of future anxiety. Discussion: As studies often investigate neural abnormalities among individuals who already have the disorder, it is often impossible to disentangle whether such variability is indicative of premorbid or acquired risk. Although we find some support for the predispositional nature of genetic risk on amygdala reactivity and hippocampal volume, the results are inconsistent with our hypotheses as PTSD PRS was correlated with hippocampal volume in the opposite direction as might be expected and only one of the genomewide significant loci was correlated with amygdala reactivity and. Further, we failed to observe any association between these phenotypes with concurrent or future anxiety. A host of factors may have influenced our findings including our relatively small sample, use of a resilient sample (i.e., college students), questionable task-related fMRI reliability, and poor genomic estimates of risk. It is possible that prior brain-based associations with psychopathology are attributable to the expression of psychopathology or related environmental factors (e.g., childhood stress) or reflect false positives attributable to initial small samples in clinical neuroscience research. As more precise estimates of genomic risk arise from larger GWASs it will be important to conduct further research into biological mechanisms through which such genomic risk may be expressed.


          

capoturno fonderia - Randstad - Segusino, Veneto

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Si richiede esperienza in contesti metalmeccanici oppure edili, predisposizione a gestire squadre di lavoro ed interesse verso il mondo della meccanica di…
Da Randstad - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:53:02 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Segusino, Veneto
          

Le BRIC à BRAC

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Tous les vendredis, le Bric à Brac est mis en place !... Pendant une demi-matinée, les enseignantes, aidées par 2 ATSEM, proposent aux élèves une multitude d'activités et de lieux autour d'un thème, d'une action...Tous les enfants sont invités à choisir un atelier pendant une dizaine de minutes, découvrent le matériel, font leurs propres expériences puis s'approprient celles des autres, les verbalisent....en inventent encore d'autres... ! A chaque coup de cloche, on doit changer d'activité. Empiler et (...) - Classe des Petits de Frédérique, Hélène et Gabrielle 2014-2015
          

Matinées ''Alimentation''

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Dans le cadre d'un projet de travail sur l'alimentation et suite au Bric à Brac sur les aliments, deux mercredis matins, nous avons fait de la cuisine : une salade de fruits et une soupe de légumes. Eplucher, couper, rincer, cuire, goûter, sentir, mélanger... couteaux, saladier, mixer, cocotte-minute, casserole...plus rien n'a de secret pour nous !
Merci aux mamans de Yanis, Imed, Thomas pour leur aide précieuse ainsi qu'Emilie et Jacqueline bien entendu !
Deux belles matinées d'apprentissages (...) - Classe des Petits de Frédérique, Hélène et Gabrielle 2014-2015
          

Study: Smokers may be at greater risk of depression, schizophrenia

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People who smoke tobacco may be at a higher risk of developing depression and schizophrenia, according to a new study.

A team of researchers led by scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK has added weight to growing evidence that smoking can have a negative effect on mental health.

Rather than simply looking at whether the smokers had a genetic predisposition to depression or schizophrenia, the researchers used genetic data to examine cause-and-effect relationships with smoking,

"Individuals with mental illness are often overlooked in our efforts to reduce smoking prevalence, leading to health inequalities," the study's lead author, Robyn Wootton, said in a statement.

"Our work shows that we should be making every effort to prevent smoking initiation and encourage smoking cessation because of the consequences to mental health as well as physical health."

Scientists studied data from 462,690 individuals of European ancestry using an approach called Mendelian randomization.

This involves identifying genetic variations associated with a trait, such as depression or schizophrenia, and then testing for those variations against an exposure, like smoking, in a group of subjects.

This allows researchers to examine whether this relationship is causal.

The researchers concluded that while smoking increased the risk of depression and schizophrenia, people with depression and schizophrenia are also more likely to smoke. However, the authors noted that the relationship was weaker in those with schizophrenia.

The same team found that smoking also increases the risk of bipolar disorder, in another Mendelian randomization study published in September.

The researchers recommended that psychiatric hospitals be made smoke-free to avoid detrimental effects on mental health.

The full study was published Wednesday in the journal Psychological Medicine.

David Curtis, a retired consultant psychiatrist and honorary professor at University College London and Queen Mary University of London, who was not involved in the study, interprets its results differently to the authors.

Curtis said he doesn't think it's plausible that smoking acts directly on the brain to increase schizophrenia risk, and the results likely show the effect of mothers smoking when they are pregnant -- a risk factor for schizophrenia.

"So what we are likely seeing is that the mothers of people with schizophrenia were at a higher genetic risk of smoking, smoked during pregnancy and thereby increased the risk of schizophrenia developing in their children," he said in a statement.

"And of course they would then also pass on an increased genetic risk of smoking to those children, which is what this study is picking up."

Around the world, people with mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than the general population, according to a Lancet Psychiatry Commission report published July.

And in January 2018 another study concluded that use of either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with a higher risk of psychotic-like experiences in teenagers.

Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions.

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What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

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Responding to a paparazzi photo that captured her walking with her cane, Lena Dunham explained she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a group of disorders affecting the joints and skin.

"An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane!"

Last month, singer Sia and "The Good Place" actress Jameela Jamil tweeted that they have EDS.

They're not alone. The syndrome is rare, but combined, its forms affect at least 1 in 5,000 across the world, the US National Library of Medicine says. And it's nothing new. Some claim the first description of the syndrome was by the Ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates in 400 BC.

But the syndrome often goes overlooked by many who may have it and mistake it for chronic pain.

Here's everything you should know about EDS:

There are many (many) forms of the syndrome

The group of disorders usually is characterized by fragile tissue and joints and skin that stretch more than they're supposed to.

Patients with EDS usually have weaker or less collagen -- the tough protein that helps keep connective tissue strong and flexible, the National Organization for Rare Disorders says.

What that means is their skin can often feel "velvety" or "loose" and, the organization said, that often bruises and scars easily.

"People with the classical form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome experience wounds that split open with little bleeding and leave scars that widen over time to create characteristic 'cigarette paper' scars," the National Library of Medicine says.

Loose joints in people with EDS also may mean frequent dislocations.

One woman says she dislocated her jaw while chewing a tortilla chip, while her ankles twisted at "the slightest misstep" and her wrists were inflamed for years after she attempted a yoga pose.

"It wasn't unusual for me to suddenly lose my balance while walking down an even-paved path as though someone had slid a banana peel in front of me," Laura Kiesel wrote in Harvard's Health Blog. "I'd slam down hard on the ground, skinning knees and elbows."

Other forms -- like the vascular type -- can cause blood vessels to rupture and may have life-threatening complications, the National Library of Medicine says.

More severe types may cause curving of the spine, which can make breathing more difficult, or other abnormalities of the skeleton, muscles, teeth and gums.

Some types can even cause pregnancy complications.

What causes it?

The disorders are caused by gene mutations and usually inherited, according to the National Institutes of Health.

"Each type of EDS is a distinct disorder that 'runs true' in a family," the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation says. "This means that an individual with Vascular Type EDS will not normally have a child with Classical Type EDS."

There are some other cases, the National Institutes of Health say, where new mutations in genes may occur in a person, even with no family history of the syndrome.

What's the risk age?

EDS can be present in people of all ages.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information says infants with some of the disorder types can take a longer time to sit, stand and walk.

"Those loose joins are unstable and prone to dislocation and chronic pain," the center says.

Another type may cause hip dislocation in infants at birth, according to the center.

How do I know if I have it?

When it comes to this syndrome, there's a lot of testing that goes into making sure you're correctly diagnosed.

But there are signs that should get you thinking about getting checked. Those include skin that bruises easily, frequent dislocations, chronic pain as well as flexible joints that seem to damage easily.

"Not only does this diagnosis account for my clumsiness and much of the bodily damage I have accrued over the years, it also helps explain some of my migraines and the frequent rashes on my skin, the trouble I have regulating my body temperature, and my bowel and bladder problems," Kiesel wrote for Harvard.

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INGEGNERE GESTIONALE

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Etjca Agenzia per il Lavoro - filiale di Monselice ricerca per azienda cliente un INGEGNERE GESTIONALE. La risorsa si occuperà di gestire i processi di lavoro e delle relative implementazioni, del caricamento di dati e predisposizione di file reportistici, controllo documentazione inerente la formazione del personale. Si richiede: laurea in ingegneria gestionale o titoli equipollenti, esperienza di almeno due anni nella mansione, buone capacità relazionali e attitudine al lavoro in team. Completano il profilo: precisione, orientamento al risultato e desiderio di entrare in un ambiente in continua evoluzione. Orario di lavoro full time. Luogo di lavoro: vicinanze Monselice (PD). Per informazioni chiamare Etjca spa Filiale di Monselice al numero 042973697 o mail a info.monselice@etjca.it
          

OPERATORE TRASPORTO E SPURGO WC CHIMICI - ALBA (CN)

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Per Azienda operante nel settore del noleggio di WC chimici ricerchiamo: Operatore spurghi e manutenzione WC chimici. Il candidati si occuperà di consegnare, ritirare e spurgare i wc chimici verificandone lo stato e la funzionalità. Deve possedere i seguenti requisiti: qualifica professionale; predisposizione al contatto con il pubblico; ottima manualità; prestanza fisica. Preferibile patente C. Il candidato ideale è una persona in grado di gestire lo stress, ha buona capacità di problem solving e ha disponibilità di orario. Attività in Provincia di Cuneo e To Sud Costituirà titolo preferenziale patente C Si offre assunzione diretta ed inserimento immediato Vista l’Informativa sulla Privacy http://www.seaz.net/RSP/privacy.pdf .Gli interessati sono pregati di registrarsi sul sito: www.seaz.net e di inviare CV all'indirizzo: alba@seaz.net L’offerta si intende rivolta a M/F come da L. 903/77 e 125/91, di tutte le età e tutte le nazionalità, come da DL 215/03 e 216/03.
          

ADDETTO AL BACK OFFICE LEGALE

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La Scala Service, nata dalla ultraventennale esperienza di La Scala Studio Legale, fornisce servizi di recupero crediti stragiudiziale per conto terzi e coordinamento delle attività giudiziali. La Scala Service srl ricerca per la sede di Milano un impiegato addetto alle attività di back office nel settore recupero crediti. Supportando i legali nel processo del recupero crediti, il team è chiamato ad occuparsi di tutte le fasi del flusso di lavorazione, passando dunque dalla creazione del fascicolo alla sua archiviazione. Nello specifico, il ruolo prevede attività di estrazioni, elaborazioni e analisi di dati, gestione della corrispondenza, aggiornamento delle pratiche in affido e dei gestionali interni e dei clienti, document management, scansioni, protocollazioni e archiviazioni. Il candidato ideale è laureato, ha maturato un’esperienza di 2/3 anni in ruoli amministrativi, di back office o di data entry, preferibilmente in contesti bancari/finanziari/legali. Deve inoltre avere un’ottima conoscenza del pacchetto Office, in particolare di Excel e di word (stampa unione). Si richiedono inoltre forte attitudine operativa, intraprendenza, voglia di mettersi in gioco e di imparare, predisposizione al lavoro in team e al raggiungimento di obiettivi comuni. I candidati interessati e in possesso dei requisiti descritti possono inoltrare la propria candidatura all’indirizzo mail: lascalaw@futuremanager.it
          

A New Parks Policy Threatens to Hurt Portland’s Poorest Residents

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by Alex Zielinski

It’s just after 1 pm on a bright, cold Wednesday at Sunnyside Park, and several people in knit caps and down jackets carry pots of coffee and cream of broccoli soup to a picnic table. For dozens of houseless Portlanders who live near the Southeast Portland park, this is the start of the best part of their day: A free, warm lunch with friends after a long night outside.

“This is something I definitely look forward to,” says Jeff Callicrate, taking a slow sip of coffee and turning his back to the biting October wind. “It’s how I stay connected with people. It’s how I stay positive.”

He waves at a bundled couple as they approach the table, where volunteers with the homeless advocacy group Portland Assembly unpack homemade cookies and sandwiches. Nearby, several men chat about their mornings over cups of steaming soup.

“Last night was bitter cold,” Callicrate says. “This makes those nights more bearable.”

Scenes like this one are happening elsewhere across the city, too. Later in the afternoon, more than a hundred people will gather downtown in Director Park for another free meal, this time provided by the group Free Hot Soup. Around the same time, volunteers with Food Not Bombs will dish out free vegan dinners in East Portland’s Montavilla Park, and the next day, volunteers with yet another organization, Night Strike, will meet at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to serve dinner to anyone in need.

In Portland, public parks have become go-to gathering spots for organizations that offer free meals to the city’s poor communities. But the creation of a new park permit that will be required for any group hosting these “social service” gatherings has threatened to limit the ability of these scrappy, volunteer-led organizations to use public spaces to share food with Portlanders in need.

City leaders say the change is meant to help coordinate social services, while still allowing equal access to public parks for all Portlanders, regardless of economic status. But in a city in the throes of a housing crisis—and with diminishing access to affordable food and health care—restricting free services for those in poverty could exacerbate Portland’s inequity issues.

The new Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) permit requires that any group that uses public parks to host events that support “improved health, safety, and quality of life” must purchase event liability insurance and pay a $137.75 application fee for the permit. (If the group applies for a permit at least 30 days before its planned event, that application fee will be waived.) The permit also restricts the number of social service gatherings in parks, with each Portland park only being allowed to host one per week.

Previously, social service events have been required to apply for a generic event permit from PPR, but that rule was only sporadically enforced. Organizations that serve meals on multiple days in a row at the same parks, like Portland Assembly and Free Hot Soup, say that despite not having permits, they’ve always felt supported, not policed, by Parks staff. At least, they say, until 2018.

According to Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who served as the Parks Commissioner from 2013 to 2018, the permit is the result of a single conflict at one park. When the city created Director Park in 2009, the public plaza at SW 9th and Park was expected to be financially self-sufficient. The city hoped the permit fees associated with renting the space for private events would cover the general maintenance costs.

Then Free Hot Soup began using the centrally located plaza to serve meals every weekday evening. The group didn’t have a permit.

Fritz says Free Hot Soup’s nightly presence in the small park kept other groups from getting a permit to rent out the space, with those groups also citing fears that Free Hot Soup’s popular gathering would crowd out their private events. Without any revenue coming in from Free Hot Soup, this created a problem.

“Parks depend on revenue for a certain amount of its budget,” says Fritz. “That’s the reality.”

Fritz says Free Hot Soup’s gatherings, which often attracted nearly 200 guests nightly, sometimes left Director Park in disarray, leaving unexpected work for park staff the following morning. Park rangers had also grown tired of having to intervene when groups that had obtained permits for the plaza clashed with Free Hot Soup volunteers about who could use the space.

In August 2018, Fritz was in the process of helping Free Hot Soup find a more permanent, less budget-draining location when Mayor Ted Wheeler decided to redistribute city bureaus among city commissioners. Suddenly, the Parks bureau became Commissioner Nick Fish’s responsibility. Fritz says she briefed Fish on the Free Hot Soup quandary, but notes that at the time, Fish was rightly preoccupied with addressing the PPR’s broader budget shortfalls.

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Free Hot Soup didn’t hear anything from the Parks bureau for months and continued serving meals in Director Park. Then, in October 2019, the Parks bureau unveiled the social service permit as a citywide solution to the dust-up at Director Park. Unlike Fritz, Fish says the decision had nothing to do with finances.

“Revenue is not the driver here,” says Fish. “The goal was always to reduce barriers to providing these kinds of services, balanced against the need for our parks to be available for all users.”

While he’s grateful that groups like Free Hot Soup are serving “a real need,” Fish says he wants to ensure that all Portlanders have equal access to public parks. That means every group that uses a park needs to follow the same rules.

“It is not an unhealthy thing to require some mutual accountability,” says Fish.

“We’re always trying to improve the way Parks serve the public,” says Todd Lofgren, the deputy director of PPR. Lofgren adds that the new permits will help staff to both better prepare for planned events and refer those needing free meals to planned gatherings at specific parks.

The new rules, and the costs that come with them, won’t have the same effect on every social service provider. Groups that already serve people in parks only once a week, as well as groups that have the money to buy insurance, don’t expect to be impacted by the permit requirements.

“As a larger organization, this change won’t affect us,” says Lesley Snider, founder of Night Strike, a nonprofit that, since 2012, has had a permit to run its weekly program in Waterfront Park. “But it could have a big impact on the smaller groups who aren’t insured.”

If the city begins enforcing the new policy, groups that operate on shoestring budgets—like Free Hot Soup, Portland Assembly, and others—say they’ll be forced to shut down, cutting off a critical service to poor people living in Portland.

“This is a revenue problem that’s the city’s own doing,” says Sara Rudolph, a volunteer with Portland Assembly. “And the city’s poorest populations have been caught in the crossfire.”

Fish says he would never approve a policy that targeted a vulnerable group, and he’s dismissed concerns about the new permit by offering to help raise funds to cover insurance costs. As for the groups that are built on a model of serving a daily meal at a consistent location, Fish suggests they simply relocate to a different park every day of the week. (As long as those other parks don’t have their own social service gatherings scheduled that week.)

Volunteers familiar with the homeless community say that proposal could do more harm than good.

“Our folks are hyperlocal,” says John Mayer, a coordinator with Beacon PDX, another group that serves lunch at Sunnyside Park. “To expect them to hop around and not have a solid place to meet, the city is promoting instability.”


“If you have money in this city, we have a lot of spaces where you can freely exist. But if you don’t have a car or a house, there are very few places where you can exist. When we further limit those spaces, we’re making a city that is skewing towards wealth.” -Kaia Sand, director of Street Roots


A commitment to consistency is reflected in Mayer’s work. He previously helped run a weekly dinner program in the basement of the United Methodist Church across the street from Sunnyside Park. That Wednesday gathering, “Hard Times Dinner,” abruptly ended its 38-year run in September after receiving an eviction notice from the church’s new owner.

Mayer and other Hard Times volunteers formed Beacon PDX as a way to continue serving the Southeast homeless community, partnering with Portland Assembly to make free lunch a weekday staple at Sunnyside Park.

“So much about their lives is unpredictable,” Mayer says of those who benefit from the service. “Giving this community something stable to depend on is the least we can do.”

David C., a regular at the Sunnyside lunches and one of the many Portlanders who lives in a tent, says the gatherings allow him to stay in touch with friends. He also appreciates the relatively rare opportunity to be taken care of. “It’s the people that make this,” he says. “The people who take time out of their day to bring us food and show us they care. That means a lot.”

For some, these daily gatherings are also critical for survival. Craig Bordelon, who lives in a car in Southeast Portland, struggles to live off his monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) stipend of $200—especially since he doesn’t have a way to cook food. Warm meals in public parks have become an essential part of his diet. “I’d probably get sick or starve without them,” Bordelon says.

Mayer expects the new permit was partially inspired by complaints from homeowners and business leaders who don’t want to see homeless people in nearby parks. He says his group is regularly harassed by Sunnyside Park neighbors.

By instituting the new permit policies, Mayer says, “The city is signaling to the public that those who own a home are worth more than people without.”

Kaia Sand, director of the street newspaper and homeless advocacy group Street Roots, echoes Mayer’s concerns. She says she’s wary of any restrictions to public space that appear to fall along class lines.

“If you have money in this city, we have a lot of spaces where you can freely exist,” says Sand. “But if you don’t have a car or a house, there are very few places where you can exist. When we further limit those spaces, we’re making a city that is skewing towards wealth.”

Portland Assembly’s Rudolph says groups like hers fill a need that isn’t being met by city and county services. She believes if low-income Portlanders had more access to affordable housing—where they could prepare and cook their own food and store perishable items—groups like hers wouldn’t have to use public spaces to feed others.

We go to where the people are,” says Rudolph. “And right now, that’s outside. We are fighting so hard to do a little to help the city’s poorest people, but [the city] keeps making it more difficult.”

Troy Howard, a volunteer with Free Hot Soup, says his group chose to hold its nightly events in Director Park—a bustling plaza in an upscale part of downtown Portland—to draw the public’s attention to the above-average levels of food insecurity in Multnomah County.

“A big part of our location is to create a spectacle,” says Howard. “To show as many people as possible that others living in this city are food insecure.”

Howard says the new permit program shows that City Hall is out of touch with the needs of Portland’s low-income and homeless residents. He says the program also illustrates the pitfalls of a city government where major bureaus are led by rotating politicians, who may or may not be well-versed in the services their bureaus are expected to provide.


“I will welcome being arrested for feeding people in need, if it comes to it. We’re reasonable people and we’re doing reasonable work.” -John Mayer, volunteer with Beacon PDX


“It’s super frustrating,” says Howard, pointing to the clunky handoff of PPR between Fritz and Fish. “We have been very consistent and reliable from the start. It’s [the city] that has not been consistent, and we’re going to be the ones that pay for it.”

But the smaller social services groups—the ones that are the most threatened by the new regulations—aren’t shutting down without a fight. Howard, Rudolph, and Mayer all say they’d risk arrest to continue serving meals to Portlanders.

“I will welcome being arrested for feeding people in need, if it comes to it,” says Mayer. “We’re reasonable people and we’re doing reasonable work.”

And if the city plans on strictly enforcing the permit rules, a number of the groups say they’re prepared to sue. They wouldn’t be the first social services organizations to challenge a regional government over these types of restrictions. Volunteers in major cities like St. Louis, Houston, Philadelphia, and Orlando have all filed costly lawsuits against their city governments for introducing policies that place limitations on feeding the homeless in public. In 2018, Florida’s 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that sharing food with people in need is a protected form of political expression, ruling that it was unconstitutional for the City of Fort Lauderdale to force its local Food Not Bombs group to obtain a permit to serve food in public parks.

Oregon’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is generally considered more progressive than Florida’s 11th Circuit, has yet to hear a similar case.

Tristia Bauman, an attorney with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, says what’s happening in Portland is similar to the Fort Lauderdale case.

“When we know people need hot food and the city has provided no alternatives, and we know people will continue to break rules to feed the public—that’s a political statement,” Bauman says. “Any restriction of that could end in a legal challenge.”

While PPR says it will waive the permit application fee for social service groups, Bauman says the restrictions that accompany that policy—like only waiving the fee if groups apply a month in advance and can afford to purchase insurance—could also be interpreted as restricting free speech.

“Portland is opening the door to legal challenges. Why?” asks Bauman. “If the city wants to end food sharing in parks... instead of costly litigation, it could invest in more shelter spaces or creating its own food-sharing program.”

Fish says he’s looked into city programs in cities like Seattle that provide indoor kitchen and dining spaces that can be used by social services groups to serve the public. He’s also spoken with a downtown church that’s interested in providing space for Free Hot Soup. But before looking for permanent solutions, Fish says the bureau will prioritize educating groups about the new permits and helping them to comply with the new restrictions.

Back at Sunnyside Park, the conversation has turned to the autumn weather. A group of men talk about finding new sleeping bags and blankets that would make nights spent outside a little more tolerable.

“It’s getting colder and darker,” says David C., holding his cup of soup. “That’s another reason why these warm meals are so important. If the city is planning on taking this away, it’s going to be a long winter.”

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¿PUEDE PRODUCIR LA MEDITACIÓN EFECTOS ADVERSOS? MARIBEL RODRIGUEZ. PSIQUIATRA. PSICOTERAPEUTA. PROFESORA EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LA MÍSTICA (ÁVILA).

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Resumen de la ponencia presentada en Ávila en el Congreso Satélite del XV Congreso Mundial de Psiquiatría: “Espiritualidad, Cultura y Salud Mental”, el 19 de septiembre de 2014.
Autora: Maribel Rodriguez.

En todos los caminos espirituales, ligados a tradiciones antiguas, la meditación se enseña solo a personas con un compromiso espiritual y que cumplen ciertos requisitos (como, por ejemplo, tener un adecuado comportamiento ético en su vida cotidiana). No se enseña a la ligera a cualquiera e incluso se pide al discípulo atravesar algunas pruebas, para comprobar si está preparado para el camino que va a iniciar.
En la actualidad, las técnicas más utilizadas en contextos científicos derivan de un tipo de meditación budista que se llama Vipassana, que ha recibido el nombre de Mindfulness, y que en castellano se ha traducido como “atención plena”. El Mindfulness es el “método” con el que se han desarrollado más trabajos de investigación.
Estos trabajos de investigación nos muestran los efectos beneficiosos del Mindfulness en numerosos trabajos psiquiátrico, como los trastornos de ansiedad, la depresión, el TOC, en algunos trastornos de personalidad, en la hiperactividad, en trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, en el insomnio, el estrés, etc.
Cuando, además, la meditación va ligada a un camino espiritual, como es el caso del Budismo, el Dalai Lama nos cuenta que el meditar produce más empatía, más compasión, más consciencia y el desarrollo de la capacidad de amar incondicionalmente.
Por otro lado, nos encontramos con pocos datos, en publicaciones científicas, sobre los posibles riesgos y contraindicaciones de estas técnicas, cuando hay numerosos testimonios acerca de dificultades psicológicas sufridas en retiros de meditación y complicaciones más graves, como cuadros psicóticos o incluso suicidios. Además, ya nos han advertido acerca de posibles peligros los maestros de las diferentes tradiciones espirituales. Por estos motivos, intentaremos recopilar datos sobre los posibles “efectos adversos” que pueden estar asociados a la práctica meditativa.
“EFECTOS ADVERSOS” ASOCIADOS A LA PRÁCTICA DE LA MEDITACIÓN.
1.      Efectos psicológicos negativos.
Consistirían en reacciones psicológicas que producen malestar en el individuo, en sus relaciones interpersonales, o en la forma de afrontar los problemas cotidianos, pero no necesariamente desencadenan alteraciones psicopatológicas.
Angustia, idealización del maestro, desconexión de las emociones, obsesividad, aislamiento, ensimismamiento, confusión, desorientación, afloramiento de recuerdos negativos, intensificación del estrés, tristeza, fantasías, regresión, ignorar emociones negativas, evasión espiritual.
2.      Alteraciones psicopatológicas.
La exacerbación de trastornos mentales o la aparición de alteraciones psicopatógicas en personas que están realizando una práctica intensiva de meditación podría deberse a dos motivos: por una parte, a una mayor autoconsciencia por la práctica de la autoobservación (más en la meditación tipo Mindfulness) y, por otra, a una reducción de las barreras mentales mediante la relajación que produce la meditación. Ambos motivos podría favorecer la emergencia de problemas latentes en el sujeto.
Ansiedad, crisis de pánico, alucinaciones, delirios, psicosis, depresión, disociación, despersonalización, desrealización, narcisismo, suicidio, emergencia de memorias traumáticas y desencadenamiento de estrés agudo.
Hay que señalar explícitamente que hablamos de “problemas latentes” y no de problemas que la meditación genere, aparentemente, por sí misma.
Las personas con una estructura de personalidad más frágil pueden ser más susceptibles a sufrir diversas complicaciones como producto de la práctica meditativa. Hay que tener un yo estructurado antes de buscar el vacío, la disolución del yo, etc.
3.      Efectos espirituales “negativos”.
En todas las tradiciones se habla de los problemas que pueden surgir en el camino espiritual o más específicamente en la práctica de la meditación. Estos “efectos espirituales negativos” nos señalan bien momentos difíciles, bien situaciones que provocan o movilizan emociones negativas en relación con la práctica espiritual, pero que pueden ser parte de un proceso en sí positivo, por lo que entrecomillamos la palabra “negativos”.
“Noche oscura”, conciencia del mal que hay dentro de nosotros, vanidad espiritual, visiones, crisis de fe, “adicción al trance”, “muerte” o desprendimiento del ego, sensación de vacío, “glotonería espiritual”.

Contraindicaciones en la práctica de la meditación.
-          Antecedentes de cuadros psicóticos.
-          Vulnerabilidad a la psicosis.
-          Personalidad esquizotípica.
-          Personalidad esquizoide.
-          Trastornos disociativos.
-          Trastornos somatoformes (hipocondríasis y somatización).

Otros temas a tener en cuenta.
La meditación se está aplicando en un contexto de psicoterapia que es occidental, cuando la meditación tipo Mindfulness surge en una cultura oriental con una finalidad distinta a la de un tratamiento de psicoterapia. La meditación oriental tiene como finalidad principal el alcanzar la iluminación y no el alivio de problemas psicológicos.
CONCLUSIONES.
-       En algunas personas, la práctica de la meditación puede tener riesgos para la salud mental, que parecen tener factores predisponentes que les hacen más vulnerables ante dicha práctica.
-         Es importante que quien enseña meditación tenga suficientes conocimientos acerca de lo que está haciendo, experiencia y madurez, en relación con la práctica meditativa y la práctica psicoterapéutica: Por lo que conviene que se prescriba de forma cuidadosa y sea adecuadamente supervisada.
-         Quien la practica (y obviamente quien la enseña) es importante que tenga un yo mínimamente estructurado. En algunos casos podría ser preciso un trabajo previo de maduración psicológica, que puede facilitarse mediante tratamiento psicoterapéutico.


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Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)). Individuals with Disabilities BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch invite all interested and qualified applicants to apply for employment opportunities. If you are a U.S.-based job seeker with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by emailing: ******************************** or by calling toll-free (in the U.S.) 1-************. Please indicate the specific type of assistance needed*. The disability access telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related or technical issues, will not receive a response. EEO Statement BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. BBVA Compass - Just posted report job - original job
          

Engineer, Software Dev & Engineering

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Business Unit: We are creating a flexible, extensible Notifications System that operates at scale. The system supports sending notifications via mobile push (Apple, Google/Android), SMS, email, and X1 (the Comcast TV ?operating system?). We currently send hundreds of thousands of messages every day to notify users of sporting events that involve their favorite teams. Future use cases will include notifications for Olympics events, notifications to let users know when their favorite movies become available to buy or rent and when they become cheaper or free. The team is a small, tight-knit group that works out of our Sunnyvale, CA office. We?re looking for a highly skilled software engineer to join us in designing, developing, and operating this Notifications System. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to make an impact and own large portions of the code and system, and help us conceive, architect, design, and build new features and functionality and support new use cases while helping operate our production system.We?re serious about our work but don?t take life too seriously. Come join us. Employees at all levels are expect to:
    Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your jobOwn the customer experience-think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and servicesKnow your stuff-be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiencesWin as a team-make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideasBe an active part of the Net Promoter System-a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company-by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customersDrive results and growthRespect and promote inclusion and diversityDo what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communitiesBe smart and gets things doneWrite well-designed, readable, testable, stable, appropriately abstracted codeHave solid communication skills, both oral and writtenLead problem solving and resolution of any day-to-day architecture, design, code, testing, or operational issuesHave the ability to write design proposals for any significant changes or new work and to review with the team and achieve consensusHave the ability to understand and communicate the operational feasibility and important considerations for all new features and changesHave the ability and willingness to participate in a process to continually improve the processes and performance of the team Required Technical Skills:
    • Experience with NodeJS
    • Experience with Express or similar NodeJS middleware
    • Experience with AWS Aurora, MySQL, or similar database
    • Experience with Redis or similar NoSQL database
    • Experience with AWS, especially EC2, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, SQS, Lambda
    • Experience developing, testing, and deploying APIs
    • Experience building systems based on a micro services architecture
    • Experience with Docker Core Responsibilities:
        Designs and implements the platform supporting multiple tenants and multiple applications developed on top of the platform.Achieves reliability and performance in delivering notifications to hundreds of thousands of users about their subject of interest.Owns the whole development workflow of multiple services/components of the platform.Designs forward looking APIs for mobile clients.Deploys, runs and manages a multi-service platform for user notifications in AWS Cloud.Designs and develops a data-driven application development platform. Designs, optimizes and manages polyglot persistence for the platform.Develops and optimizes asynchronous message processing in a data pipeline serving notifications delivery.Implements creative ideas to help build the applications on the platform and help improve the platform-Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development, and customizes current applications. Assists with the software update process for existing applications, and roll-outs of software releases.Participates in training representatives and operations staff on internally developed software applications.Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including software designs, evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.Displays knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, skills, and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.Displays knowledge of, and ability to apply, process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends design and technical choices to internal audiences.Displays knowledge of, and ability to apply, project management skills. Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Education Level:
          Bachelors Degree or EquivalentEngineering, Computer ScienceGenerally requires 5-8 years related experience



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Director of Supply Chain

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POSITION SUMMARYThe Director of Supply Chain is responsible for leading and developing the Supply Chain across the entire organization, while creating and implementing a vision for continual improvement of procurement processes. Success will be measured on cost to serve, order performance, and working capital performance. Director is responsible for sourcing direct and indirect materials, strategic alliance partnerships, vendor risk management and assessment, supply planning, master production scheduling, distribution, transportation and inventory. Director is responsible for leading an environment that utilizes best practices for inventory planning, control, sourcing, scheduling and supply planning. Additional responsibilities include participating as a key member of the Leadership Team in the development, communication and delivery of the strategic business plan.RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDEDirects and coordinates the day-to-day and long-term strategic activities of the supply chain team to ensure timely planning and procurement of goods and services to meet business demand.Evaluates the internal performance for all aspects of supply chain and drives continuous improvement of supply system operations with effective leadership.Develops and implements planning and procurement systems, including policies and procedures that drive a rigorous supplier selection process, supplier development, performance and establishes timely supplier evaluation and feedback to ensure continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.Develops and manages all Key Performance Indicators related to supply chain performance.Ensures supplier competition is balanced and fair, ensuring the best price, delivery and quality while reducing overall supply chain costs and risks to the organization.Conducts at least annual in-person Vendor Summits. -Identifies, recommends, and implements key new suppliers. -Performs new and existing supplier technical evaluations, conducts ongoing supplier audits, and leads the negotiation/restructuring process of current and future business relationships.Prepares and shares reports for Leadership regarding supplier performance, and merchandise costs. Develops metrics for assessing and reporting program and/or commodity progress, productivity and variance analysis.Partners with key stakeholders, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Marketing. Drives continuous improvement to ensure on-time, complete, and compliant deliveries to our customers.Ensures suppliers are aligned with technical and commercial requirements by working closely with Engineering, Quality, and Production.Ensures supply chain is engaged to support customer orders, creates and/or maintains optimum lead times and inventory levels while anticipating risks and issues in the supply chain.Determines material and merchandise cost trends, then formulates and coordinates policies and activities to maintain appropriate margins.Prepares and reviews requisitions and purchase orders for direct materials and equipment.Analyzes market conditions/trends, geopolitical conditions, and delivery systems to determine present and future material availability, and mitigate risks.Understands key production processes to better support the organization.Manage TMS provider relationship to ensure adherence to contract and continual cost reduction. -Conduct quarterly meetings with TMS to review KPI's.Travel required up to 50% splitting time in Dallas, TX and Wichita, KS.Performs other duties as deemed necessary or as required.QualificationsJOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE -Education: -Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration field required; Master's degree preferred. -Experience: -Minimum of 8 years of Supply Chain experience in a manufacturing environment, with the responsibilities of production, purchasing, inventory, production control, warehouse/shipping and receiving. A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role required. -Knowledge/Skills:General working knowledge of manufacturing processes.Ability to lead people and get results through others.Solid problem-solving skills and excellent management skills.Ability to maintain customer confidentiality.Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel.Very Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications - Access, Excel, Word and Power Point.Microsoft Dynamics AX experience preferred.Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.Proven track record involving complex global supply services.Demonstrated leadership skills in attracting and developing talent, and leading cross-functional teams.Demonstrated ability to manage cost performance and drive improvement.Extensive experience in the development, negotiation and implementation of contracts, including the management of large multi-national/global suppliers.Experience in developing and utilizing metrics, both internally and externally, to drive performance.Licenses/Certifications:Institute for Supply Management Certification (C.P.M, C.P.S.M) or ASCM certification (CPIM or CSCP) preferredEnvision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law. -Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. -Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. -It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.
          

Solution Consultant

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Solution Consultant Location US-Remote (United States) Job ID 14481 Overview of Job Function: The purpose of the Solution Consultant role within the Verint Intelligent Self Service Business Unit is to improve the outcome of the opportunities in which pre-sales resources are required to represent Verint automated Self-Service solutions. The Solution Consultant is a Subject Matter Expert in the VISS solutions including automated Interactive Voice Response systems, Intelligent Virtual Assistants, as well as all Verint Solutions that focus on providing assistance to end-users without human intervention. The SC reports directly to the Sr. Director of Solution Architecture of the Verint VISS Business Unit and is aligned to the VISS Sales Team to develop and execute on Verint's sales methodology. The Solution Consultant will deliver customer discovery sessions, demonstrations, technological reviews and solution presentations to move opportunities towards closure and support the sales team in meeting VISS revenue targets by linking Verint's solutions with the prospects business drivers. Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities: - Collaborate with VISS Sales Executives to recommend Self Service technologies including IVR, IVA, Communities and Knowledge systems to meet the customer's business requirements - Support Sales Executives in client meetings to understand client needs and to derive innovative solutions that enable a sale to close successfully - Contribute to customer proposals with documentation of the technical requirements Verint will provide to deliver the required solution - Coordinate cost assessment activities using established tools as well as drawing input from VISS technical implementation teams to enable pricing proposals that meet Verint business objectives - Create client technical champions that will actively influence business decision makers - Prepare technical presentations to support the VISS sales team, including requirements gathering and business case analyses - Assist in the evaluation and response to qualified RFPs - Act as the technical liason between the sales team and the operations and professional services groups in support of opportunity development - Up to 25% travel to client sites and conferences/expos/meetings - Perform other duties as assigned Minimum Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in technology or the equivalent experience is required - Must have a minimum of 5 years' professional sales engineering or technical sales consultant experience in high-tech or service related industry with a proven track record of consistently exceeding corporate objectives and quotas - 5 years overall experience in the telecommunications, information technology, and/or systems integration industries - Demonstrated experience in IVR, IVA, Speech Recognition, NLU/NLM, AI and Call-Center - Capable of developing creative solution presentations that are memorable and specific to the opportunity - Ability to demonstrate software to executive audiences - Ability to interpret critical business challenges and translate to optimal business process recommendations - Ability to grasp and describe technology concepts using terminology that an operations person or executive can understand - Able to articulate proposals and return on investment to operations management buyers - Ability to understand value and applicability of new solution capabilities andor industry trends that can be positioned to improve Verint value proposition - Ability to manage multiple simultaneous sales opportunities - Successful completion of a background screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search, OFAC, SS Verification, as well as credit and drug screening, where applicable and in accordance with federal and local regulations Preferred Requirements: - Additional related certifications a plus As an equal opportunity employer, Verint Systems Inc. prides itself in providing employees with a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. This means we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to one's race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, Veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, leave of absence or termination.
          

Personal Banker/ Brownsville FM (Financial Sales Adviso...

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SunIRef:Sales:title Personal Banker/ Brownsville FM 702/ (Financial Sales Advisor) BBVA Compass 2,580 reviews - Brownsville, TX BBVA Compass 2,580 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Company: Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass Location: Brownsville, Texas. United States Job type: Employment - Retail Banking - Branch Published on: 24th October 2019 Our Company At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organisation to make that happen. Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance. We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritising innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make. The customer comes first. We think big. We are one team. Job description Matches customer needs and banking products and services for consumer and small business customers through face to face and over the phone conversations in order to serve customers while supporting the bank''s objectives. Leverage the customer conversation process and sales tools to deliver our solutions as appropriate to customers and prospects. Responsibilities Responsible for new account openings, cross-selling and referrals of all bank products. Uncovers sales and service opportunities using the established sales process . Provides customers with proper financial advice to support their growth into high value relationships. Strengthens relationships through cross-selling and up-selling to maximize retention and income generation. Ensures all deposit, loan and investment account documentation meets consumer and business regulations, laws and policies. Education/Experience High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. Bachelor''s degree preferred. One (1) year of proactive sales experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Lic/Cert/Reg Preferred: Life and Health insurance licenses, Series 6 (Limited-Investment Securities License), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) At BBVA, we believe that having a team made up of people with different ways of viewing the world and of taking on each challenge makes us a better bank. That is why we actively support diversity and inclusion, and we invite you to apply, regardless of your race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, experience, studies, etc. We nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment that enables us to show and develop the best we each have to offer. Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)). Individuals with Disabilities BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch invite all interested and qualified applicants to apply for employment opportunities. If you are a U.S.-based job seeker with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by emailing: ******************************** or by calling toll-free (in the U.S.) 1-************. Please indicate the specific type of assistance needed*. The disability access telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related or technical issues, will not receive a response. EEO Statement BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. BBVA Compass - Just posted report job - original job
          

Commerical Account Representative

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Commercial Account Representative - -SUMMARYThe Commercial Account Representative is part of the team to establish and grow our new Commercial Division, focused on B:B customers, current commercial customers, established institutions, manufacturers and other large opportunities in an assigned territory. -As a new role in the company, the commercial account representative will be critical in helping to define and implement business development programs, design a tailored product offering that delivers a service experience that specifically meets the needs of larger Commercial customers. -If done well, the Commercial Division can be a significant driver of growth for Tandy Leather in coming years. The new Commercial Division will be seeded with Tandy's current larger business/manufacturing customers who are currently being served out of our retail stores. -The commercial account representative will be responsible for building upon current commercial customers and identifying new customers. -S/he will also need to utilize Product Management and Marketing selling tools along with a consultative approach to build customer relationships. - JOB TITLECommercial Account Representative -REPORTS TODirector Commercial Sales -LOCATIONRemote - Within West territory -MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES - - - - - - - - -Assist in defining the operating model for the Commercial Division - order management, distribution and logistics and customer service for commercial customer base - - - - - - - - -Develop and execute a strategy to acquire new customers and grow existing ones within territory - - - - - - - - -Work collaboratively with internal partners (Store Managers, Commercial Support Manager, Marketing, Product Management) to support and deliver tailored product and price offerings that target specific customer segments and utilize the tools and training to convert customers - - - - - - - - -Ensure any sales are in alignment and meet the established financial policies related to Commercial Division customers - - - - - - - - -Expected travel: > 50% within territory -ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS - - - - - - - - -3-5 years of direct B:B sales experience - - - - - - - - -Experience in building relationships and selling to small manufacturers, large institutions, large retail chains (e.g., Michael's, Joanne's or Hobby Lobby) and/or a highly diverse customer base - - - - - - - - -Proven experience in new business development - building a B:B sales relationship from the ground up; proven creativity in identifying new customers and tailoring a product offering and/or selling approach to land and grow the business - - - - - - - - -High levels of initiative, ability to both support a new strategy and execute against it - - - - - - - - -MUST be highly collaborative, with ability to work in partnership with all levels of the organization - - - - - - - - -Bias toward action backed up by rigorous logic and analysis - - - - - - - -Comfortable working in a fast paced, evolving work environment and ability to provide insight for continual improvement - - - - - - - - -Strong written and verbal communication skills -Preferred Skills & Competencies - - - - - - - - -Experience and knowledge of leather-related industries is highly desired, but not required for the right candidate -EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYOur Company is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, age, creed, arrest records, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and/or participation in lawful activities outside the workplace. -ABOUT TANDYTandy Leather Factory, Inc., (headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. -Tandy Leather distributes its products through its 100+ North American stores located in 42 US states and 7 Canadian provinces, and two International stores located in the United Kingdom and Spain. -Its common stock trades on the Nasdaq with the symbol "TLF".
          

KOSGEB'den KOBİ Finansman Destek Programı ile düşük faizli kredi

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GOP Runs Mississippi Gamut, But Signs of Hope for Dems, Medicaid Expansion

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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves delivers his victory speech after winning the Mississippi governor's seat.

JACKSON—With his Southern Baptist pastor standing beside him at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, Democrat Jim Hood conceded defeat in the race for Mississippi governor, reiterating his religiously inspired campaign theme of fighting for “the least of these” in policy areas like health care and education.

Nearby at the Westin, though, Republican Gov.-elect Tate Reeves seemed to soften his position on expanding Medicaid—which he has long opposed—as he celebrated his win on Tuesday night alongside a slate of fellow GOP victors.

“We’re going to work with the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the House on every issue that’s out there. We have every intention of working with them to ensure that we get good things done for the people of Mississippi,” said the the governor-elect, when Jackson Free Press reporter Seyma Bayram asked him if he would work with Lt. Gov.-elect Delbert Hosemann on expansion.

Expansion would open the program up to around 300,000 more Mississippians in working households that make too much for traditional Medicaid but not enough for federal subsidies or to pay for private insurance. On the campaign trail and during his time as lieutenant governor, Reeves outright rejected the idea, saying he was “against Obamacare expansion,” as he called it, referring to the fact that it is part of the former president’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

Lt. Gov.-elect Hosemann Supports Medicaid Expansion

In January, Hosemann, a more moderate Republican, will replace Reeves as lieutenant governor, a position that includes executive powers and whose holder also serves as president of the Mississippi Senate. In that role, Hosemann will have the power to appoint committee chairs and to decide which legislation is prioritized—and which legislation dies.

Hosemann, who is currently the secretary of state, cruised to victory on Tuesday night with 60% of the vote against Democratic opponent Jay Hughes, an Oxford-area state representative. In his race, Reeves beat Hood by a narrower 52-to-47 percent margin.

On the campaign trail, Hosemann called for Medicaid expansion, saying the State should accept over $1 billion from the federal government each year that would pay for it. Declaring victory Tuesday night, Hosemann vowed to go to work on an agenda that includes not only addressing the state’s rural health-care crisis, but public education, roads and bridges.

“I am proud of the positive, issue-driven campaign we ran, and I am so grateful to voters for instilling their confidence in me. We have real challenges in Mississippi, and our team has concrete plans to address them,” Hosemann said.

“We will not let our foot off the gas and we will not let you down. Now, the real work to make Mississippi an even better place for our children and grandchildren begins.”

Watson Wins, Wants Citizenship Checks for Voting

Mississippi Sen. Michael Watson, R-Pascagoula, will take over for Hosemann as secretary of state when the men assume their new roles in January. Among other things, the secretary of state oversees the state’s campaign-finance system, election processes, and trains local-level poll workers.

Watson, who rose in Mississippi politics as a Tea Party conservative, has vowed to implement a system to check Mississippians’ citizenship status when they register to vote, though he has not provided evidence that non-citizen voting or voter registration is a problem in the State.

Watson also told the Jackson Free Press in August that he wants to make it easier for residents to search campaign-finance filings. He also said he would like to see more frequent filings during the legislative session so that Mississippians can see if donors might be influencing lawmakers’ votes.

Reeves Sent Email to Mississippi Teachers, Promising Raise

In a press release Tuesday night, the Republican Governors Association congratulated Reeves, praising him as an “innovative, vibrant leader with an unparalleled understanding of the issues that are important to Mississippians and a bold agenda to move the state forward.”

But during the 10-month course of his campaign, Reeves only unveiled two policy proposals: A plan to spend $100 million on technical and career programs in high schools and community colleges and a plan for a $4,300 teacher-pay raise.

Reeves hastily announced the teacher-pay raise plan in October, as his campaign feared he was losing public-education supporters to Democrat Jim Hood, whom the Mississippi Association of Educators had endorsed. During the legislative session in the spring, Reeves killed a $4,000 teacher-pay raise, arguing that the State could afford no more than $1,500.

On Monday, teachers around the State received an email from Reeves, though, promising to support them.

“Over the past several years, Mississippi has made incredible strides in education. … During my tenure as Lieutenant Governor, we were able to increase pay for teachers several times, but never as often or as much as I would have liked,” he wrote in an email sent to teachers’ public email addresses.

“In fact, I believe no teacher in Mississippi makes what he or she is worth. We had to make tough decisions, but those decisions have put Mississippi in a financial position to pay our teachers significantly more than what they are receiving today.”

Hosemann has already committed to raising teacher pay as a candidate. At the Neshoba County Fair, he also called for universal pre-K to ensure that all children across the state start off on the same foot.

Fitch is First Woman to be Attorney General

Tuesday night was the first time since 1876 that Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in Mississippi.

Republican State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will become the new attorney general, taking over from Democrat Hood, who had held the office since 2003 until he decided to run for governor this year. Fitch is the first woman to hold the position.

She will have to decide whether or not to further investigate and possibly bring charges against Reeves, who prompted an investigation after his office pressured the Mississippi Department of Transportation to pursue a frontage-road project that would connect his private community to a nearby shopping mall. Because he was Reeves' opponent, Hood left charging decisions up to the next attorney general.

Fitch beat former ACLU Executive Director Jennifer Riley Collins, an African American woman who, despite running on a progressive slate of issues contrary to the conventional wisdom in Mississippi, managed the second best showing of the night among statewide Democrats, drawing more votes than any Democratic candidate not named Jim Hood.

African Americans make up 38% of the population in Mississippi, the highest percentage in any state in the U.S., but all eight of those new leaders are white. Mississippi has not elected a black statewide official since Reconstruction. Democrats nominated black candidates in the races for attorney general, secretary of state, insurance commissioner, and treasurer.

Conceding to Reeves, Hood said he was grateful for the time he had been able to serve the State.

“The Lord has allowed me to serve people in the state of Mississippi for 24 years, and it’s been a good run. I guess it was not his will that we continue on as governor,” said Hood, the last Democrat still holding statewide office.

Hood blamed the loss on “partisanship,” WCBI reported.

“The people in my area up there that I’ve known for years, they decided that partisanship was more important than friendship,” Hood said. “I don’t know what the results of it are, I just know we had an opportunity to really do some things with the kids, our young people, and hopefully Governor Reeves will do some of those things.”

Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn retained his seat, beating Democrat Vicki Slater 2-to-1 in the House District 56 race.

Pockets of Hope for Democrats

There were pockets of hope for Democrats, though.

In House District 68, which is part of Hinds, Democrat Zakiya Summers will be the new representative after winning 75% of the vote. Her party already controls that seat.

Democrats also flipped the Republican-held Mississippi Senate District 22, which had to be redrawn after a federal judge ruled earlier this year that it amounted to a racial gerrymander that disenfranchised black voters. Joseph, who is African American, previously held the seat before redistricting. He defeated Republican Hayes Dent 52-to-48.

With 100% of precincts reporting, millennial Democrat Shanda Yates beat Republican incumbent Bill Denny in the Mississippi House 64 election, which includes parts of Hinds County.

The Trump Factor, More or Less

On Tuesday night, the head of the national Republican Party, Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, attempted to give President Donald Trump credit for Reeves’ victory.

“Reeves was down double-digit, but @realDonaldTrump came in big with his endorsement and rally, putting him over the top. A huge win for the President and our Party,” McDaniel tweeted.

True enough, Reeves spent much of the campaign focused, not on issues, but on getting out the message that he is a supporter of the Republican president, and that his opponents—Republican Bill Waller in the Republican runoff and Hood in the general—were not. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence did pay last-minute visits to the State to help pull Reeves over the finish line.

But no public or known private polls ever showed Reeves down by more than single digits. Throughout the year, polls showed a tight race. During his rally with Reeves in Tupelo, Trump said it was “embarrassing” that the race was so close.

Last year, Trump also paid visits to Mississippi to help Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith win a tough race against Democrat Mike Espy. Like Reeves, Hyde-Smith narrowly won, but Espy outperformed Democrats in other recent U.S. Senate races, netting 46% of the vote—about what Hood won on Tuesday night.

Espy, who was at Hood's watch party on Tuesday night, is preparing for a rematch against Hyde-Smith when her seat is up again in 2020.

Follow State Reporter Ashton Pittman on Twitter @ashtonpittman. Send tips to ashton@jacksonfreepress.com. City Reporter Seyma Bayram and Investigative Fellow Nick Judin contributed to this report. Read more election coverage at jacksonfreepress.com/2019elections.


          

"Cuidemos a la persona: La prevención el mejor de los tratamientos" #StopLPP

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V simposio - II Premio a #LasBuenasPrácticas 2019
AMEG - CINS Repose®
7 de noviembre de 2019 / CEAPAT - IMSERSO Madrid
"Cuidemos a la persona: La prevención el mejor de los tratamientos" #StopLPP


Justificación
La no prevención efectiva constituye un grave problema de salud, debido a que puede generar por su alta prevalencia un coste elevado para el sistema sanitario y laboral. La evidencia apoya la necesidad de trabajar hacia la implementación e implantación de sistemas de prevención que contribuyan a mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes, familiares y profesionales. El contar con los materiales de alta calidad, los medios adecuados para prevenir, curar, transferir y movilizar a los pacientes, constituyen, parte fundamental de #LasBuenasPrácticas y hacen que la inversión en material sea retribuida mediante una alta rentabilidad clínica. La búsqueda continua en el sistema de salud de materiales, procesos y procedimientos que contribuyan al confort en prevención y tratamiento de las LPP, hace que nos comprometamos en trabajar mediante la investigación y formación de la mejora los cuidados con el uso de las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la disminución y redistribución adecuada de la presión en decúbito y sedestación.

Objetivo
Este simposio tiene como fundamento resaltar la importancia de la investigación para identificar el material de alta calidad que genere confort para los pacientes, los familiares y profesionales, contribuyendo además, a la disminución de los costos a largo plazo sin perder de vista el Alto Beneficio Clínico. Todo lo anterior tiene como base sólida la necesidad de tener protocolos sencillos, fáciles de aplicar; contar con material de alta calidad, aprender a usarlo con el paciente en su protección y en la prevención de riesgos de laborales. De igual forma, conocer la adaptabilidad a la cama y su adecuación a los cambios posturales en combinación con colchones estándar o especiales.


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Libre à vous ! Radio Cause Commune - Transcription de l'émission du 29 octobre 2019

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Titre : Émission Libre à vous ! diffusée mardi 29 octobre 2019 sur radio Cause Commune
Intervenant·e·s : Marie-Odile Morandi - Jean-Baptiste Kempf - Jean-Christophe Becquet - Frédéric Couchet - Étienne Gonnu à la régie
Lieu : Radio Cause Commune
Date : 29 octobre 2019
Durée : 1 h 30 min
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Page des références utiles concernant cette émission
Licence de la transcription : Verbatim
Illustration : Bannière radio Libre à vous - Antoine Bardelli ; licence CC BY-SA 2.0 FR ou supérieure ; licence Art Libre 1.3 ou supérieure et General Free Documentation License V1.3 ou supérieure. Logo radio Cause Commune, avec l'accord de Olivier Grieco.
NB : transcription réalisée par nos soins, fidèle aux propos des intervenant·e·s mais rendant le discours fluide.
Les positions exprimées sont celles des personnes qui interviennent et ne rejoignent pas nécessairement celles de l'April, qui ne sera en aucun cas tenue responsable de leurs propos.

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Transcription

Voix off : Libre à vous !, l’émission pour comprendre et agir avec l’April, l’association de promotion et de défense du logiciel libre.

Frédéric Couchet : Bonjour à toutes. Bonjour à tous. Vous êtes sur la radio Cause Commune 93.1 en Île-de-France et partout dans le monde sur le site causecommune.fm. La radio dispose également d’une application Cause Commune pour téléphone mobile.
Merci à vous d’être avec nous aujourd’hui.
La radio dispose également d’un salon web, utilisez votre navigateur web, rendez-vous sur le site de la radio, causecommune.fm, cliquez sur « chat » et retrouvez-nous ainsi sur le salon dédié à l’émission.
Nous sommes mardi 29 octobre 2019, nous diffusons en direct, mais vous écoutez peut-être une rediffusion ou un podcast.

Soyez les bienvenus pour cette nouvelle édition de Libre à vous !, l’émission pour comprendre et agir avec l’April, l’association de promotion et de défense du logiciel libre. Je suis Frédéric Couchet, le délégué général de l’April.

Aujourd’hui c’est une émission exceptionnelle, car c’est la 42e émission de Libre à vous ! et 42 est un nombre fétiche dans la culture geek, informatique, la culture de l’imaginaire. C’est issu de l’œuvre de science-fiction de Douglas Adams qui était originellement un feuilleton radiophonique sur la BBC, totalement déjanté, et ensuite une série de livres, Le guide du voyageur galactique. Imaginez un peuple extraterrestre, intelligent, qui construit le plus puissant ordinateur de tous les temps pour trouver la réponse à la question sur la vie, l’univers et le reste. Après 7,5 millions d’années de calcul et de réflexion, l’ordinateur propose la réponse : 42. Le problème, c’est que personne n’a jamais su vraiment la question précise.
Pour connaître la suite de l’histoire, je vous invite à lire l’œuvre de Douglas Adams et nous allons faire dans l’émission quelques clins d’œil à cette œuvre de Douglas Adams.
Déjà, pour les personnes qui partent en vacances ou autre, n’oubliez pas, évidemment, de prendre avec vous des podcasts de Cause Commune pour accompagner votre voyage et n’oubliez pas, surtout, votre serviette c’est en effet l’outil indispensable pour tout auto-stoppeur galactique qu’il doit avoir ou qu’elle doit avoir en permanence.

Le site web de l’April c’est april.org et vous y trouvez d’ores et déjà une page consacrée à l’émission avec toutes les références utiles, les détails sur les pauses musicales et les moyens de nous contacter.
Si vous souhaitez réagir, poser une question pendant ce direct, n’hésitez pas à vous connecter sur le salon web de la radio, donc sur causecommune.fm, et vous pouvez également nous appeler 09 50 39 67 59 ; je répète 09 50 39 67 59.

Nous vous souhaitons une excellente écoute.

Voici maintenant le programme de l’émission.
Dans quelques secondes nous allons commencer par la chronique de Marie-Odile Morandi, animatrice du groupe Transcriptions, qui va nous parler de communs numériques.
D’ici dix à quinze minutes nous aborderons notre sujet principal qui portera sur le fameux lecteur multimédia libre VLC avec notre invité Jean-Baptiste Kempf.
En fin d’émission nous aurons la chronique de Jean-Christophe Becquet, président de l’April, sur Wikidata, relier tous les serveurs du monde.
À la réalisation de l’émission aujourd’hui Étienne Gonnu. Bonjour Étienne.

Étienne Gonnu : Salut Fred.

Frédéric Couchet : Comme à chaque émission on va vous proposer un petit quiz. Vous pouvez proposer les réponses soit sur le salon web, soit sur les réseaux sociaux.
Première question : lors de l’émission du 15 octobre 2019, nous avons parlé de Google et des assistants personnels connectés. Par quel prénom et pourquoi on a proposé de renommer les assistants personnels connectés ?
Deuxième question : nous allons parler du lecteur multimédia libre VLC au cours de cette émission. Savez-vous pourquoi l’icône de VLC est un cône de chantier ?

Tout de suite place au premier sujet.

[Virgule musicale]

Chronique « Les transcriptions qui redonnent le goût de la lecture » de Marie-Odile Morandi sur les communs numériques

Frédéric Couchet : Les choix voire les coups de cœur de Marie-Odile Morandi qui met en valeur deux ou trois transcriptions dont elle conseille la lecture, c’est la chronique « Les transcriptions qui redonnent le goût de la lecture » de Marie-Odile Morandi, animatrice du groupe Transcriptions. Bonjour Marie-Odile.

Marie-Odile Morandi : Bonjour.

Frédéric Couchet : Le sujet du jour dont tu souhaites nous parler aujourd’hui : les communs numériques. Nous t’écoutons.

Marie-Odile Morandi : Effectivement, ce mois-ci dans la chronique j’ai souhaité faire une rétrospective des transcriptions de conférences et interventions de Lionel Maurel, publiées par notre groupe, de « La dictature du copyright » à « Faire atterrir les communs numériques » sur le sol terrestre.
Les transcriptions auxquelles je vais me référer sont listées à l’onglet références de la page relative à l’émission d’aujourd’hui sur le site april.org, mais il y en a aussi d’autres que vous pouvez retrouver sur la partie consacrée aux transcriptions, toujours sur le site de l’April.

Pour savoir qui est Lionel Maurel et quels sont ses sujets de prédilection, je vais m’appuyer sur la transcription de l’émission 13 du Vinvinteur qui date de 2013, d’une durée d’une quarantaine de minutes ; à noter que cette émission n’existe plus. Lionel Maurel y était interviewé par Jean-Marc Manach. Il nous explique que le pseudo qu’il a choisi, Calimaq, fait référence à un certain Callimaque de Cyrène, un des premiers bibliothécaires de la bibliothèque d'Alexandrie dans l’Antiquité. En effet, Lionel est à la fois bibliothécaire et juriste d’où aussi le nom de son blog : lex, la loi et SI sciences de l’information donc S.I.Lex. Avec cette double casquette, Lionel s’intéresse aux problèmes juridiques liés au droit d’auteur et aux licences libres qui, dit-il, « mettent le droit d'auteur sens dessus dessous en laissant l’auteur au centre du dispositif ».
Dans cet entretien il explique ce que sont les biens communs avec la nécessaire prise de conscience qu'il y a un écosystème numérique dans lequel il faut défendre la neutralité du Net et préserver certaines libertés essentielles, avec des références au logiciel libre et à l’intelligence collective.

Je vous laisse lire cette transcription avec en bonus les explications que donne Lionel Maurel concernant la compilation hebdomadaire qu’il réalise, le Copyright Madness, c’est-à-dire les dérives de la propriété intellectuelle, du droit des marques et du droit des brevets, ce qui, généralement, ne manque pas de sel.

Concernant le droit d’auteur, nous avions transcrit une intervention de Lionel Maurel à l’université de Compiègne en 2016 intitulée « Contenus numériques : droit d'auteur et licences libres » qui dure une heure et 40 minutes. Cette intervention est un cours complet et j’invite toutes les personnes qui sont intéressées par ce sujet, soit personnellement, soit dans un cadre professionnel, à écouter ce cours et à relire sa transcription : les thèmes abordés vont des notions de base du droit d’auteur, son fonctionnement, sa gestion, ses exceptions, pour arriver à l’application de ce droit sur Internet et terminer par les licences Creative Commons auxquelles est faite une large part. C’est un ensemble très complet qui mérite vraiment d’être relu régulièrement.

Toujours concernant les licences libres, Lionel Maurel avait fait une intervention d’une dizaine de minutes au Paris Open Source Summit de 2017 intitulée : « Creative Commons. Où en est-on en 2017 ? »
Il rappelle l’origine de ces licences, c’est-à-dire la façon dont Lawrence Lessig aux États-Unis, suite à sa défaite en tant qu’avocat pour empêcher l’allongement de 50 à 70 ans du copyright après la mort de l’auteur, souhaite « redonner directement aux créateurs le pouvoir de changer les choses et d’ouvrir leurs œuvres directement à la base en utilisant leur droit d’auteur non pas pour mettre des restrictions, mais pour donner des autorisations ». Il rappelle que certaines de ces licences ne sont pas libres au sens classique des termes des licences pour les logiciels libres dont elles s’inspirent. Je mentionne que les musiques qui sont diffusées durant les émissions Libre à vous ! sont réellement libres, c’est-à-dire Attribution et Partage à l’identique si elles sont publiées sous une licence Creative Commons.
Je vous laisse lire les conclusions de cette intervention, somme toutes optimistes, ce qui est de bonne augure, avec la présentation de belles réussites d’œuvres placées sous ces licences Creative Commons.

Lionel Maurel s’intéresse aussi au matériel et il avait tenu une conférence d’environ une heure au festival Pas Sage En Seine de 2016 intitulée : « Que manque-t-il pour avoir des licences Open Hardware qui fonctionnent ».
Avoir du matériel vraiment libre est un enjeu fort, mais difficile parce qu’on entre dans le champ de la propriété industrielle qui comporte d’autres droits, les dessins et modèles, les marques, les brevets. Le droit d’auteur et la propriété industrielle ne fonctionnent pas du tout de la même manière, les règles sont différentes : pour obtenir un droit de propriété industrielle il faut notamment faire un dépôt.
Actuellement ce mouvement se développe. Une fondation s’est montée, donne des instructions sur comment on doit faire pour être dans une démarche d’open source hardware et propose une définition : « conceptions réalisées publiquement et disponibles de manière à ce que n’importe qui puisse étudier, modifier, distribuer, créer et vendre un design ou un produit basé sur ce design », ce qui ressemble beaucoup à la définition du logiciel libre.

Lionel Maurel estime qu’il y a trois stratégies possibles pour libérer le matériel :

  • la première serait de publier la documentation de ce qu’on a produit et verser directement l’invention dans le domaine public. Sauf qu’il existe aux États-Unis les patent trolls qui pourraient s’en servir. Ce sont ces sociétés qui ne fabriquent rien, déposent le plus de brevets possibles et vivent de la menace des procès qu’elles peuvent faire ;
  • deuxième pratique : documenter le projet : expliquer la démarche, le processus de fabrication, publier les plans, les fichiers de conception, préparer un maximum de documentation et tout publier sous licence libre. Sauf que la seule chose qui peut être protégée par le droit d’auteur c’est le texte de la documentation et absolument pas l’objet réalisé à partir de cette documentation ;
  • la dernière stratégie c’est de se dire, puisqu’il faut un brevet, eh bien déposons des brevets et ensuite ouvrons-les. Sauf qu’il faudra engager la procédure de dépôt, payer les coûts et, pour un petit constructeur, un petit inventeur, ce n’est certainement pas possible.

Lionel Maurel propose des solutions que je laisse découvrir aux auditeurs qui liront la transcription. Pour lui il y a là un champ sur lequel faire de la recherche. Il appelle les personnes intéressées à participer car, dit-il, c’est un peu sous-estimé par le monde du Libre qui devrait être beaucoup plus présent sur le sujet.

La dernière conférence en date qui a été transcrite est son intervention au Colloque « Territoires solidaires en commun : controverses à l'horizon du translocalisme », de juin 2019 et qui dure environ une heure.

Là encore, il nous propose quelque chose de très complet, très documenté, avec des références à de nombreux auteurs ce qui permettra aux personnes qui le souhaitent d’approfondir leurs connaissances.

Habituellement, dans notre esprit, nous distinguons les communs matériels, tangibles, des communs de la connaissance, des communs informationnels qui vont être des communs immatériels, intangibles.

Charlotte Hess, qui a travaillé avec Elinor Ostrom, se pose la question : « C’est quoi Internet ? C’est la machine que j’ai devant moi. Il y a un fil. Le fil va à un serveur. Le serveur va à d’autres fils. D’autres ordinateurs sont reliés à ce serveur qui est relié à un système d’information. Ce réseau est relié par des câbles au réseau des réseaux qu’est Internet », et elle fait ainsi une description qui n’a absolument rien d’immatériel ; Internet est indissociable d'un certain nombre d'objets – ordinateurs, câbles, serveurs. Donc, nous dit-elle : « On peut penser Internet comme un commun local et global », montrant que les communs de la connaissance ont une dimension matérielle.
Sur Internet, tout ce que vous allez échanger va laisser une trace quelque part et cette trace n’est pas du tout virtuelle, elle est matérielle parce qu’elle est inscrite dans une infrastructure physique. Nos données ne sont pas du tout stockées dans un nuage, elles sont stockées dans des datacenters, ces immenses hangars extrêmement matériels ; c’est la fameuse phrase « le cloud, le nuage, c’est toujours l’ordinateur de quelqu’un d’autre. »
Donc le fait de nous présenter Internet comme quelque chose d’immatériel est extrêmement faux. L’idée selon laquelle le numérique allait nous permettre de produire les choses avec moins de matière est elle aussi fausse. On lit régulièrement que la consommation électrique due à Internet est préoccupante, à laquelle il faut ajouter les coûts de production des machines, sans oublier les déchets en fin de course qui sont difficilement recyclables. D’où les problèmes sur l’environnement. On en revient à des sujets d’actualité.

Selon un des auteurs cités, une réelle émancipation « impliquera de se réapproprier toute cette chaîne logistique numérique aujourd’hui intégralement privatisée et aliénée ». Il faut qu’on fasse des centres de stockage des données autogérés et contrôlés par nous-mêmes.

Lionel Maurel nous rappelle alors l’existence des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet associatifs, c’est-à-dire ces associations qui disent : « L’accès à Internet est un droit fondamental, donc nous allons tirer des câbles et nous gérerons nous-mêmes la couche physique du réseau. »
Lionel Maurel nous rappelle les projets de l’association Framasoft et l’excellente idée du collectif d’hébergeurs CHATONS. Nos données se trouveront à un niveau local, sur les serveurs d’une entreprise ou d’une association proche de chez nous, qui a signé une charte avec notamment la clause de ne pas utiliser nos données personnelles, donc respect de la vie privée.
Ainsi Internet redevient « translocal », thème de cette conférence.

Actuellement de nombreux penseurs s’interrogent sur la matérialité d’Internet et sur son coût écologique que nous avons sans doute négligé.
Cette dernière conférence m’a particulièrement intéressée, avec, il me semble, une évolution de la pensée, et j’ai souhaité partager.
Transcrire les conférences de Lionel Maurel, défenseur de longue date des logiciels libres, est toujours un plaisir. N’hésitez pas à rejoindre notre groupe Transcriptions, vous ne le regretterez pas !

Frédéric Couchet : Merci Marie-Odile. Tu nous a donné envie de lire ces conférences de Lionel Maurel.
Je précise que le collectif CHATONS est le Collectif des Hébergeurs Alternatifs Transparents Ouverts Neutres et Solidaires dont nous avons déjà parlé dans les émissions Libre à vous ! du 18 juin et du 16 avril 2019. Vous retrouverez les podcasts sur april.org et causecommune.fm. Je précise également que tu as parlé des patent trolls, de ces trolls de brevets. On en reparlera rapidement en fin d’émission parce que c’est dans l’actualité.
Marie-Odile je te remercie et je te souhaite de passer une belle journée.

Marie-Odile Morandi : À vous de même. Bonne soirée.

[Virgule musicale]

Frédéric Couchet : On va passer une pause musicale. Nous allons écouter La fin de Saint Valéry par Ehma. On se retrouve juste après. Belle journée à l’écoute de Cause Commune.

Pause musicale : La fin de Saint Valéry par Ehma.

Frédéric Couchet : Nous venons d’écouter La fin de Saint Valéry par Ehma, disponible en licence Art libre. Vous retrouverez les références sur le site de l’April, april.org et sur le site de Cause Commune, causecommune.fm.

Ne paniquez pas, vous êtes toujours avec l'April pour l’émission Libre à vous ! sur radio Cause commune 93.1 FM en Île-de-France et partout ailleurs sur le site causecommune.fm.

Nous allons passer à notre sujet principal.

[Virgule musicale]

Le lecteur multimédia libre VLC avec Jean-Baptiste Kempf président de VideoLAN et fondateur de la société Videolabs

Frédéric Couchet : Nous allons donc poursuivre par notre sujet principal qui porte aujourd’hui sur le célèbre lecteur multimédia libre VLC dont l’icône est un cône de chantier et nous allons bientôt apprendre les raisons de ce choix. Notre invité est Jean-Baptiste Kempf président de VideoLAN, l’association qui gère VLC, et fondateur de la société Videolabs qui crée des services autour de VLC et plus généralement des nouveautés autour de la vidéo. Bonjour Jean-Baptiste.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Bonjour.

Frédéric Couchet : On a déjà eu l’occasion d’avoir Jean-Baptiste dans l’émission en octobre 2018 pour nous parler de DRM, les fameuses menottes numériques sur lesquelles on reviendra très rapidement au cours de l’émission ; vous pouvez écouter évidemment le podcast. Déjà une première petite question, une présentation personnelle. Jean-Baptiste, d’où viens-tu ? Qui es-tu ? Quel est ton parcours ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Je m’appelle Jean-Baptiste. Je suis un geek, j’ai 36 ans, je suis Parisien, j’ai vécu la plupart de ma vie à Paris. Ça fait un bout de temps, à peu près 13 ou 14 ans, que je fais du VLC et que ça a pris de plus en plus de temps dans ma vie jusqu’à être mon métier principal.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est quoi un geek ? Tu as employé ce mot-là au début.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Oui. Quelqu’un qui adore coder et être sur son ordinateur. Moi j’ai toujours été dans le logiciel libre dès que je me suis mis à l’informatique, pendant que j’étais en école.

Frédéric Couchet : Donc un passionné notamment d’informatique.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Principalement.

Frédéric Couchet : Principalement.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Mais aussi de bons bouquins de fantaisie comme le Le Guide du voyageur galactique de l’espace.

[Rires]

Frédéric Couchet : En plus c’est un grand honneur de te recevoir car, depuis le 15 novembre 2018, tu as eu le grade de chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite, c’est l’une des plus importantes décorations françaises. Ça a l’air de te faire soupirer mais en même temps ça récompense une dizaine d’années de contribution à la fois dans ta société et dans la communauté du Libre.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Ça va te faire rigoler parce je suis un gros boulet : je n’ai toujours pas récupéré cette décoration parce qu’il faut organiser une cérémonie, avoir quelqu’un qui te la remet, et je dois avouer que ce n’était pas vraiment dans mes priorités, notamment personnelles, cette année. Il faut absolument que je m’en occupe parce que sinon je ne vais jamais avoir le droit de la porter. C’est génial ; c’est clair, c’est génial parce que ça montre notamment qu’on a eu des gens dans l’État qui commencent à comprendre ce qu’est le logiciel libre et pourquoi c’est important pour l’État et pour la France. Ça c’est vraiment très cool. C’était Mounir, à l’époque, qui m’avait proposé.

Frédéric Couchet : Mahjoubi, qui était ministre du numérique [secrétaire d’État chargé du numérique].

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Maintenant c’est Cédric O, je crois, qui l’a remplacé. Donc c’est très cool. Par contre, ce que je n’aime pas : c’est une décoration personnelle pour un projet qui est un projet commun. C’est sûr que je suis la personne qui a passé le plus de temps autour de VLC et d’autres projets autour de VideoLAN, mais je suis toujours un peu mal à l’aise avec ça.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est le côté starisation qui ne te plaît pas.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Ouais. Il y a beaucoup trop de starisation dans tout ce qui est tech, tout ce qui est startup. On parle plus souvent, on voit plus souvent, à propos des startups, plus des photos des fondateurs que de leurs produits. Ça me gêne un peu ; ce n’est pas très grave, mais ça me gêne un peu.

Frédéric Couchet : OK. Avant d’oublier je précise que si des personnes qui écoutent veulent appeler pour faire une intervention et notamment poser une question à Jean-Baptiste, vous pouvez appeler le 09 50 39 67 59 et Étienne Gonnu, en régie, attend vos appels.
Déjà une petite première question. En fait de très nombreuses personnes utilisent VLC souvent sans savoir que c’est un logiciel libre et ça permet à ces personnes de lire des vidéos. Mais toi, quand tu présentes par exemple peut-être en soirée ce que tu fais, comment tu présentes VLC, en une ou deux phrases ? Petit résumé.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Ça dépend de qui est en face, du public, et ça dépend de si je veux troller ou pas. En général, ce que je dis, c’est que c’est un lecteur multimédia qui est capable de lire tous les formats de fichiers audio, vidéo et qui marche partout. Ça c’est l’accroche et après, surtout, je dis que c’est un logiciel libre, développé par une communauté, pour le bien commun.

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. C’est intéressant parce qu’une des forces, effectivement, de VLC c’est de lire à peu près tous les formats de fichiers et on va y revenir dans la partie plus technique, présentation des fonctionnalités. Tu dis que c’est une communauté qui développe ça, justement, on va parler de l’histoire de ce projet. Comment c’est né ? Parce que c’est un projet très ancien, il y a de nombreuses années. Est-ce que tu peux nous raconter comment est né ce projet à l’École centrale de Paris, si j’ai bien suivi.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : En fait, ce qui est marrant dans VLC, c’est qu’il n’y a pas eu de créateur de VLC et surtout il n’y a personne qui a voulu faire VLC. Souvent les gens, quand je leur raconte ça, ça les déçoit un peu, il n’y a personne qui s’est dit « je vais faire un nouveau lecteur vidéo, ça va être mieux que le reste ». En fait, c’est une succession de projets qui commence il y a très longtemps, et une partie du projet du projet est devenu VLC. Je vais m’expliquer un petit peu parce sinon c’est un peu flou.

Frédéric Couchet : Avec des dates.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Le projet originel date du fait que dans les années 60 l’École centrale Paris a déménagé de la gare de Lyon à Châtenay-Malabry dans le sud de Paris, pour des raisons un peu bizarres, mais notamment parce que l’Éducation nationale n’avait pas l’argent pour le faire. On s’est retrouvé avec une grande école française qui était sur un campus géré par des anciens élèves, donc privé. Et tout dans l’organisation du campus était fait par des étudiants : le téléphone, la télé, la radio, la cafétéria et le réseau informatique. Dans les années 80 ils mettent un réseau informatique et c’était un réseau informatique qui était basé sur Token Ring, donc un réseau très lent. Vers le milieu des années 90, ils veulent avoir un réseau plus rapide et quand ils vont voir l’École pour dire « on a besoin d’un nouveau réseau plus rapide », en particulier pour jouer, il ne faut pas mentir.

Frédéric Couchet : Pour jouer en réseau au début.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Pour jouer en réseau et l’École leur dit : « Écoutez, vous allez être gentils, vous allez l’utiliser pour jouer en réseau et pas du tout pour travailler » et surtout, la raison principale de l’École c’est « vous comprenez, le campus est privé, nous on ne peut rien y faire » ; ils disent : « Allez voir les partenaires ». C’est là que le projet qui s’appellait Network 2000 – on est en 1995, à l’époque, évidemment, tout projet s’appelle 2000 sinon ce n’est pas un vrai projet – ils vont voir des partenaires, ils vont voir notamment TF1 qui dit : « Le futur de la vidéo c’est le satellite — aujourd’hui c’est facile de rigoler, mais en 1995 c’était important — et pour 1500 étudiants s’il faut mettre 1500 décodeurs et 1500 antennes ça va coûter une fortune. Ce qu’on vous propose, c’est de mettre juste un réseau très rapide, numérique – ce sont les débuts de la vidéo numérique – on met une grosse antenne et on diffuse la vidéo sur tout le réseau hyper-rapide. Évidemment on est en 1994/95, les ordinateurs les plus puissants ce sont des 486DX-33, DX-66 ou des Pentium 60, c’est absolument impossible, sans avoir des grosses machines, de faire du décodage vidéo taille DVD à l’époque, sans matériel, mais ils le font quand même et c’est comme ça qu’ils justifient l’achat d’un nouveau réseau pour ce projet dans l’association des étudiants qui gérait le réseau informatique. À ce moment-là il n’y a pas du tout de VLC.
Ça finit, il y a une démo qui marche, ça crashe au bout de 50 secondes ; on fait une démo de 42 secondes, comme ça c’est nickel, c’était cross-platform, ça marchait grosso modo sous BeOS et Linux, rien d’autre, mais on montrait que c’était possible. Pendant un an il ne se passe plus rien. Il y a des étudiants en 98 qui disent : « C’est un projet qui est marrant, de diffusion de vidéos sur un réseau, il y a peut-être d’autres campus ou des réseaux d’entreprises qui sont intéressés ». Donc ils remontent un projet qui, à ce moment-là, s’appelle VideoLAN, lan qui veut dire réseau local en anglais. Donc ils montent le projet VideolAN. Ils sont en 98, ils ont comme objectif de devenir open source et d’être cross-platform. Mais dans VideoLAN, il y avait une partie serveur, une partie réseau, une autre partie un truc un peu compliqué, et il y avait une partie cliente. Mais la partie cliente ce n’était pas forcément le focus, parce que ce n’était pas forcément l’endroit le plus compliqué. La partie cliente s’appelle VideoLAN client.

Frédéric Couchet : Donc VLC.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : À ce moment-là tout le monde l’appelle VideoLAN client. Ça ne va s’appeler VLC que trois ou quatre ans plus tard. Au moment où en 2001, après une bataille de longue haleine, l’École autorise le changement de licence pour que ça passe d’une licence propriétaire vers une licence open source, libre.

Frédéric Couchet : Une licence libre, en l’occurrence la licence GNU GPL, General Public License.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Exactement. Ils ne précisent pas la version, ils disent GNU General Public License et ils ne précisent pas VLC, ils précisent « pour l’ensemble des logiciels du projet VideoLAN ». Donc VLC c’est une petite partie du projet VideoLAN, qui est un projet dont le but a été d’être libre, mais qui, au début ne l’était pas, basé sur un projet qui était originellement de faire un nouveau réseau parce qu’il y avait un réseau informatique lent à l’époque. À ce moment-là, quand ça passe en logiciel libre, c’est à ce moment-là qu’il y a des contributions extérieures importantes qui font que ça passe sous Windows et sous Mac OS rapidement et pas à l’initiative des élèves et que ça commence à démarrer à l’extérieur.
En fait il n’y a personne qui s’est dit « waouh, je vais faire un nouveau lecteur, je vais le porter partout ». Ce sont vraiment des étudiants, plusieurs générations d’étudiants parce qu’on parle de 1994 à 2002 pour le début de l’explosion et il n’y a personne qui s’est dit « je vais créer VLC ! »

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. L’École centrale de Paris c’est une école d’ingénieurs. Toi tu intègres l’École centrale à quelle date ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : En 2003.

Frédéric Couchet : En 2003. Je suppose, comme tu l’as dit en introduction, tu es un geek et tu es là pour apprendre, que tout de suite le projet te plaît. Est-ce que tu contribues tout de suite ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est pire que ça. Moi j’ai choisi l’École centrale Paris parce que je savais que c’était une école où il y avait une association informatique qui faisait du Libre.

Frédéric Couchet : Tu as choisi l’école pour ça ! D’accord !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : J’avais rencontré en vacances quelqu’un ; j’ai eu le choix entre plusieurs grandes écoles et je suis allé à Centrale parce que je savais que un, il n’y avait pas beaucoup de cours et deux, parce qu’il y avait une association qui faisait du réseau, qui était sous Linux. Je n’y connaissais rien, c’était clair à l’époque. Donc ça a été mon choix, c’est pour ça que ça que je suis allé à Centrale.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est marrant parce que ça me rappelle ma propre histoire à Paris 8, mais des années avant parce que je suis un peu plus vieux que toi. Donc tu arrives à Centrale en 2003. À l’époque il n’y a pas d’association qui porte ce projet et, si j’ai bien suivi, c’est toi qui vas initier l’idée de créer une association qui va s’appeler VideoLAN.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : En fait ça arrive bien plus tard parce qu’à l’époque entre les gens du réseau VIA et les gens de VideoLAN c'était très interconnecté. Je deviens vice-président de l’association du réseau et c’est moi, avec notamment un autre développeur qui s’appelle Rémi, qui portons pendant une année cette association, donc on fait des choses sur VideoLAN. La première chose que je fais sur VideoLAN c’est gérer la diffusion interne de la télévision pour le campus de Centrale. Et ça, ça doit être fin 2003/début 2004 que je commence à toucher au projet VideoLAN, mais pas du tout par la partie code, vraiment par la partie infrastructure. En fait, je fais un stage plus tard en 2005/2006 et je m’emmerde pendant ce stage.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est aux États-Unis, ce stage ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Pas du tout. J’étais au CEA [Commissariat à l'énergie atomique], à la direction des applications militaires. Le stage était génial, mais j’avais beaucoup trop de temps. Je me suis vraiment amusé sur le stage, mais c’est juste que ça n’allait pas assez vite pour moi. Donc j’ai fait deux choses : j’ai fait pas mal de documentation et j’ai commencé à aider sur VLC.
En fait, on s’est retrouvé un peu avec le problème que le projet était trop gros pour l’école, trop gros pour des étudiants, trop d’utilisateurs, et c’était très difficile de faire quoi que ce soit, surtout parce qu’en 2006/2007/2008 la nouvelle génération d’étudiants n’est vraiment pas intéressée par le projet. C’est à ce moment-là, fin 2007 et début 2008, que je lance l’idée de se séparer de l’école. Je crée l’association au VideoLAN Dev Days en décembre 2008, hébergée chez, Free et c’est là où on fait un vote, où on décide de créer une association. Début 2007 il n’y avait plus que deux personnes et demie actives sur le projet. Quand j’étais dans mon stage, comme tu l’as dit aux États-Unis, j’ai passé beaucoup de temps à retrouver des mondes, des anciens et des nouveaux, pour se remotiver autour de projet et ça va prendre quelques années pour qu’on arrive à la version 1.0 de VLC.

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. On va y arriver. Petite question : le choix du cône chantier comme icône, c’était à cette époque-là ou pas ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Quand je suis arrivé, le cône de chantier était déjà là.

Frédéric Couchet : Est-ce que tu sais pourquoi le cône de chantier a été choisi ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Oui, je sais, évidemment !

Frédéric Couchet : Vas-y.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Il faut savoir, et je suis désolé pour les auditeurs, qu’il y a une bataille d’anciens pour expliquer quelle est la raison du cône, mais quand moi je suis arrivé à Centrale, c’est sûr, on avait des étages de 24 étudiants et sur l’étage du 2H, l’étage du réseau, il y avait à peu près une centaine de cônes, il y avait une armoire à cônes.

Frédéric Couchet : Le culte du cône !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Le culte avec des jeux physiques comme le cône acrobatique, le « côneball », des batailles, des montages de batailles moitié laser moitié cônes. Il y avait vraiment un culte sur le cône qui était très drôle, pas du tout malsain, attention pour ceux qui ont peur, très marrant et hyper deuxième ou troisième degré. À l’origine ils avaient besoin de parler à un étudiant qui ne voulait pas leur ouvrir la porte. En fait, après une soirée probablement un peu arrosée, ils ont utilisé le cône comme porte-voix pour l’appeler et l’alpaguer depuis sa fenêtre. Plutôt que d’avoir une petite mandoline pour chanter une sérénade, ils ont pris un cône qui était là. Ça c’était des gens autour du réseau et, en fait, dans la première sortie sous Linux X11.

Frédéric Couchet : X11 c’est l’environnement de fenêtrage graphique, on va dire.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Avant, la première version était en framebuffer, c’est encore au niveau plus bas. Ça passe à la première version. En fait, à l’origine, tout le monde se tirait un peu la bourre dans VLC, ce qui est normal parce qu’il y avait toujours plein de choses à faire, c’est super marrant, donc celui qui met la première version X11, il commit à quatre heures du matin, même si ce n’est pas fini, mais juste parce qu’il a quand même fait le plus gros du boulot, il envoie sa version et, pour montrer que ce n’est pas fini, il met comme icône le petit cône de chantier pour dire que c’est en travaux.
Ensuite Sam Hocevar, qui est un des génies qu’il y a eu autour du projet, dessine la première icône et ça reste. Ce n'est pas réfléchi, c’est complètement débile d’utiliser un cône de chantier pour un lecteur multimédia, mais c’est un coup marketing absolument génial parce que c’est hyper-reconnaissable. Là, maintenant, je vais partout dans le monde, quand je parle de VLC les gens connaissent déjà beaucoup plus que l’École centrale Paris ou des choses comme ça, mais, surtout, il y a plein de gens qui font : « Je ne sais pas trop » et tu dis : « Mais si, le cône qui lit des vidéos » et là, c’est universel.

Frédéric Couchet : Le cône de chantier. C’était une excellent idée et on salue Samuel Hocevar qui a aussi été le responsable du projet Debian, qui est aussi un grand fan de cinéma et notamment de La Classe américaine dont on parlera peut-être un jour. En tout cas, allez chercher sur un moteur de recherche Samuel Hocevar, c’est un génie.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Et qui a été un des premiers à introduire Wikipédia en France.

Frédéric Couchet : Exactement. C’est aussi un des fondateurs de Wikimédia France.
J’ai une petite question sur le salon web de la radio, je rappelle que c’est sur causecommune.fm, une réponse rapide, Marie-Odile qui demande : « Est-ce que cette école est toujours aussi sympa afin de la conseiller aux jeunes qui vont prochainement passer des concours ? » L’ECP ? Est-ce que tu conseillerais d’aller à l’ECP aujourd’hui ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Désolé, je n’en sais rien du tout. Maintenant elle s’appelle CentraleSupélec, ça a été fusionné avec Supélec. J’y vais de temps en temps parce que je suis toujours administrateur de l’association du réseau, je trouve que les gens sont toujours aussi cools, par contre je trouve que leur campus est quand même moins marrant que le nôtre.

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. Voilà la réponse par rapport à ça. On a bien compris qu’au départ il y a pas mal d’étudiants et d’étudiantes qui ont contribué. On va revenir tout à l’heure sur la contribution concrète, aujourd’hui, à VLC, parce que les gens doivent se dire qu’il doit y avoir des centaines de personnes qui contribuent tous les jours à VLC. On va aussi parler du financement, mais dans une deuxième partie. On va revenir un petit peu, une fois passé cet historique, on remarque que c’est un logiciel libre qui existe depuis très longtemps, qui se développe. Aujourd’hui c‘est la version 3.0, c’est ça ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est ça.

Frédéric Couchet : 3.0. Tu l’as dit tout à l’heure, l’un des grands atouts de VLC en termes de fonctionnalité, c’est que ça intègre les codecs nécessaires à la lecture de la plupart des formats audio et vidéo et que VLC peut aussi lire à peu près tous les flux réseau. Donc le choix de VLC, pour beaucoup de gens, c’est aussi la qualité et la capacité d’accéder à peu près à tous les contenus. Une autre caractéristique c’est la capacité de lire des flux un petit peu endommagés et de les réparer à la volée, c’est assez magique ! Un autre avantage, et là j’aimerais bien que tu expliques comment vous faites, c’est le côté multiplateforme, parce que souvent les logiciels libres sont disponibles sur environnement Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, mais vous allez encore plus loin, c’est de l’Android, c’est de l’iPhone, c’est OS2. C’est intégré dans certaines box et ça serait intéressant d’en reparler tout à l’heure. Comment vous faites pour ce côté multiplateforme ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Il y a plusieurs raisons. La première raison c’est que VLC est hyper-modulaire, contrairement par exemple à un autre lecteur multimédia qui est sur Linux qui s’appelle MPlayer, qui était là avant. Le cœur de VLC est tout petit, ça doit être un dixième du code, un vingtième du code, et après on a plein de modules. La raison pour laquelle VLC est passé en modules, ça n’est pas du tout une idée, une grande idée en disant « il faut absolument faire ça », c’était, je suis désolé pour le terme technique, pour raccourcir les temps de compilation à l’époque. Quand on faisait une modification on modifiait juste un module et on compilait, c’était beaucoup plus rapide que tout compiler.

Frédéric Couchet : La compilation c’est partir du code source pour arriver à la version compréhensible par l’ordinateur.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est ça. En fait, pour faire plus simple, c’était juste plus facile de développer, mais ça n’était pas dans le but d’être plus cross platform, c’était vraiment Sam qui voulait coder plus rapidement, donc pour aller plus rapidement dans son développement il est passé en modules. Et ce passage en modules, en fait c’est vraiment un coup de génie, qui n’était peut-être pas forcément vu à l’époque, c’est que ça a permis justement d’être sur plein de plateformes, parce que quand tu vas sur une autre plateforme tu fais juste une nouvelle sortie audio, une sortie vidéo, une nouvelle interface et puis c’est tout ; tu n’as pas à modifier tout le reste. Et, deuxième effet cool qui est très bien, c’est que ça permet aux gens qui rentrent dans le projet de commencer à contribuer sans être capables de comprendre ce qui se passe au cœur. Moi, pendant quasiment deux ans depuis le premier moment où j’ai codé sur VLC, je n’ai jamais rien fait dans le cœur de VLC parce que c’est compliqué ; mais ce n’est pas grave, comme ce sont des modules, tu rajoutes juste une fonctionnalité : tu veux un nouveau format, tu rajoutes juste un module ! Et quand tu veux placer sur d’autres plateformes, que tu as mentionnées, mais on est aussi sur Apple TV, sur Android TV, on a une version qui marche sur la PS4 – elle n’est pas publique parce que, pour des raisons de liberté, on ne peut pas la publier.
En fait, ce que je dis, c’est que VLC est un des logiciels le plus porté sur plein d’autres plateformes, en tout cas interfaces. On est sur plus de plateformes que Chrome, on est sur plus de plateformes que Firefox, que LibreOffice et je ne parle même pas, évidemment, de logiciels propriétaires comme Office ou Apple.
Il faut comprendre que, évidemment, ça prend beaucoup de temps, mais, en fait, le cœur de VLC est géré par cinq personnes. C’est important. Ce sont des gens très bons et je suis poli, à part moi ce sont vraiment des gens exceptionnels au niveau code, qui sont vraiment de classe internationale, qui sont hyper-bons, qui savent ce qu’ils font et c’est ça qui permet de supporter plein de plateformes. Ensuite on est très conservateurs sur notre approche du code. On écrit tout en C, un petit peu de C ++.

Frédéric Couchet : C, c’est un langage de programmation.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : En langage de programmation C, donc vraiment du bas niveau, parce que c’est un langage qui est très limité mais qui est relativement simple, dont on connaît très bien les limites, donc ça permet à VLC de garder cette qualité. Et un truc important aussi concernant VLC, sa marque, c’est que les gens normaux, c’est-à-dire pas les gens qui passent leurs journées à recompiler leur VLC sur Linux, font confiance au code. Et ça c’est hyper-important. La deuxième raison c’est que dans VLC il y a des gens comme moi qui ont été hyper-embêtants sur la qualité du produit. J’ai emmerdé les autres développeurs des centaines de fois en disant « non, ça ce n’est pas possible, ça casse ce problème pour l’utilisateur ». J’ai passé des heures et des heures sur les forums, sur Twitter, etc., à écouter ce que voulaient nos utilisateurs, c’est hyper-important, ce n’est pas la partie la plus marrante. Pour moi c’est important d’avoir du produit qui fonctionne.

Frédéric Couchet : Justement sur la partie support j’ai une question : est-ce que globalement l’équipe reçoit plus d’encouragements ou de remerciements que de plaintes, ou traditionnellement… ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Non ! On n’entend que des plaintes, voire des insultes ou des menaces de mort.

Frédéric Couchet : À ce point-là !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Oui. Des gens ont envoyé des lettres anonymes que j’ai reçues chez mes parents. Il y a des tarés partout ! Par rapport aux centaines de millions d’utilisateurs, en fait c’est ridicule les plaintes. Évidemment, quand tu es de l’autre côté, tu ne vois que la partie négative et c’est vrai que de temps en temps tu as des mecs qui te dises : « C’est trop bien ! » Il y a des mecs qui m’ont envoyé de la bière parce que sur un thread reddit j’ai dû raconter qu’une des bières que j’adore c’est la Kasteel Rouge et il y a quelqu’un qui a envoyé chez mes parents une caisse de Kasteel Rouge, que j’ai bue.

Frédéric Couchet : Est-ce qu'il t'a invité au Dernier Restaurant avant la fin du monde ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Non, on ne m’a pas encore invité au Dernier Restaurant avant la fin du monde, mais on m’a déjà invité pas mal de fois au Dernier bar avant la fin du monde soit celui de Paris soit dans d’autres endroits.

Frédéric Couchet : Il y en a dans d’autres endroits ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Oui. Il y en a dans d’autres endroits.

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. OK. Tu parlais à l’instant de la qualité, notamment par rapport à l’expérience utilisateur et utilisatrice, il y a un autre sujet qui doit sans doute te faire stresser c’est la sécurité. D’ailleurs je ne sais pas sur combien de machines, si c’est estimable, VLC est installé, mais le problème de sécurité soit par un bug soit par une injection de code malveillant, ça doit te faire flipper !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est clair que c’est un vrai sujet qui est très compliqué. Je vais d’abord répondre à ta première question qui est combien il y a de VLC installés. On ne fait pas de télémétrie – moi j’appelle ça de l’espionnage, certains appellent ça de la télémétrie, ça s’appelle de l’espionnage même quand c’est Mozilla qui le fait, nous on ne fait pas d’espionnage –, par contre, c’est vrai qu’on peut savoir des choses. On peut savoir le nombre de téléchargements sur notre site web, sachant qu’il y a évidemment plein d’autres sites de téléchargement comme Download.com, Telecharger.fr et toutes les distributions Linux qui redistribuent sans passer pas nous, donc on n’a pas cette information. Mais là, déjà, on voit qu’on est à peu près à 25 millions, 30 millions de téléchargements par mois. Deux tiers, en fait, ce sont des updates, mais le reste ça ne l’est pas. Déjà le fait qu’il y ait pas mal d’updates ça nous donne des informations.

Frédéric Couchet : Les updates ce sont les mises à jour.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Les mises à jour. Après, on a des informations de Microsoft, du nombre d’utilisateurs, notamment pour les crash reports.
En fait, on n’a pas d’infos fiables, mais on a une estimation. En nombre d’utilisateurs actifs, ce que tu définis comme une personne qui utilise VLC une fois dans le mois, sous Windows on a 300 millions d’utilisateurs actifs.

Frédéric Couchet : Waouh !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Donc tu peux considérer qu’en nombre d’installations on doit être au moins au double, en nombre d’installations !

Frédéric Couchet : Sous les environnements GNU/Linux, FreebSD et autres, libres, on n’a pas d’estimations.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Si. À une époque j’avais fait des estimations : grosso modo on prend le nombre sur Windows, on divise par dix et on a la part de marché qu’on a sous Mac OS et on prend exactement la même chose sous Linux, donc ça fait 30 millions. Sur les machines bureau on pense qu’on a 350 millions d’actifs, donc en nombre d’installés c’est peut-être 600 millions, 700 millions. Après il y a les mobiles. On a eu, par exemple sur Android, 250 millions de téléchargements, de comptes qui l’ont téléchargé et 60 millions d’actifs et sur iOS quelque chose de similaire. Ça donne un ordre d’idée.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est une grosse masse.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est une grosse masse.

Frédéric Couchet : Donc la partie sécurité doit être stressante !

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : En particulier parce que nous on fait du C, on est vraiment au bas niveau, on n’est pas en train d'avoir un langage qui nous aide parce que dans le multimédia, on n’a pas le choix, il faut être hyper-performant. On va le plus proche du matériel, donc on a accès au bas niveau, donc on a accès, en fait, vraiment à tout. Pour ceux qui comprennent, quand on est dans VLC on est vraiment en mode kernel quasiment partout.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est-à-dire qu’on est au plus proche du matériel, donc on peut quasiment tout faire.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Et surtout j’ai accès à tout, j’ai accès à tous tes fichiers, si tu crashes VLC, normalement. C’est le même problème qu’a Chrome, sauf que Chrome ils ont une approche, ils ont des millions pour améliorer ça. On a vu, par exemple, la CIA qui a utilisé une fausse version de VLC et, en même temps que tu regardais ton film, il y avait un petit plugin qu’ils avaient rajouté, un petit module de VLC qu’ils avaient rajouté qui, en fait, chiffrait tous tes documents dans ton dossier « Mes documents » sous Windows et les envoyait quelque part. Ce n’était pas notre version de VLC mais c’était une version récupérée quelque part qu’ils redistribuaient et tu ne t’en rends pas compte : tu regardes un film, ça dure deux heures ou trois heures quand c’est Avengers games, donc ton PC travaille, il y a un peu de bruit, ça ne t’étonne pas.
Ça c’est un vrai problème et puis il y a des failles de sécurité, comme pour tous les logiciels, mais les gens font un peu moins les mises à jour que pour Chrome ; pour ton navigateur, tu passes ton temps à faire ça. On a une approche, notamment depuis trois ans, qui est très proactive, où on va notamment analyser le code et faire des choses comme ça pour, justement, trouver des bugs en amont. On a eu un bug bounty par la Commission européenne qui payait des hackers pour essayer de trouver des problèmes dans VLC et ensuite nous on allait réparer.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est le projet FOSSA [Free and Open Source Software Audit] ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Sur le projet FOSSA.

Frédéric Couchet : Le projet FOSSA de la Commission européenne.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Évidemment que c’est grâce à Julia Reda.

Frédéric Couchet : L’ancienne eurodéputée du Parti pirate.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Évidemment il n’y a qu’elle qui est intéressée par ce genre de truc. C'était vraiment très cool et ça permet de remonter des problèmes, mais ça ne règle pas le problème fondamental. Pour régler le problème fondamental on a une idée avec un système de sandboxing, c’est très compliqué et surtout ce sont des choses qui n’ont jamais été faites.

Frédéric Couchet : Est-ce que tu peux expliquer en une phrase ce qu’est le sandboxing ? Ou après la pause musicale si tu veux.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : L’idée du sandboxing et je ne pourrai pas faire plus technique que ça…

Frédéric Couchet : Moins technique que ça.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Ouais, pardon, c’est que quand VLC a un problème, en fait, il est dans son petit environnement, donc il n’a accès à rien sur ta machine, donc ça n’est pas grave.

Frédéric Couchet : C’est un bac à sable juste pour VLC.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est ça. En fait, ça c‘est la théorie. En pratique, il va falloir mettre une dizaine de bacs à sable à l’intérieur de VLC et c’est très compliqué.

Frédéric Couchet : On va permettre aux gens de réfléchir en écoutant une pause musicale. Nous allons écouter Jack’s Playing Ball par Jono Bacon. On se retrouve juste après. Belle journée à l’écoute de Cause Commune.

Voix off : Cause Commune 93.1.

Pause musicale : Jack’s Playing Ball par Jono Bacon.

Frédéric Couchet : Nous venons d’écouter Jack’s Playing Ball par Jono Bacon, disponible sous licence libre Creative Commons BY SA, c’est-à-dire Partage dans les mêmes conditions. Vous retrouverez les références sur le site de l’April, april.org et sur le site de la radio, causecommune.fm.

Vous écoutez toujours l’émission Libre à vous ! sur radio Cause Commune 93.1 FM en Île-de-France et partout ailleurs sur le site causecommune.fm. Je vous rappelle que vous pouvez nous appeler si vous voulez poser une question en direct au 09 50 39 67 59.

Nous allons poursuivre notre discussion sur VLC, le lecteur multimédia libre, avec Jean-Baptiste Kempf du projet VideoLAN et de la société Videolabs dont on parlera tout à l’heure.
Juste avant on parlait de technique et notamment de sandboxing, bac à sable, et pendant la pause musicale Jean-Baptiste m’expliquait un petit peu les projets pour la version à priori 5, ça a l’air d’être quand même un sacré enjeu technique.
Là on va parler un petit peu des problématiques juridiques. On va les aborder rapidement parce que chacune de ces problématiques juridiques est complexe en tant que telle. Déjà j’ai une première question parce que tu es connu pour avoir reçu des propositions, parait-il de plusieurs dizaines de millions d’euros, en échange de l’insertion de publicités et de logiciels malicieux dans VLC et tu as refusé. Pourquoi ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’est tout à fait exact. Ça m’est arrivé au moins trois fois, des mecs qui voulaient : en même temps que ça installe VLC, il t’installe un antivirus Avast ou Avira, changer ta page de démarrage ou d’installer des spyware. Ça c’est hostile à l’utilisateur donc pour moi c’est no way, quel que soit le montant.
J’ai des gens qui m’ont proposé de racheter le nom de domaine videolan.org, ils étaient déjà un peu plus malins parce que c’est un peu plus malin que d’essayer de mettre de la merde dans VLC, mais pareil, ça ne correspond pas à quelque chose qui est bien pour mes utilisateurs ni à la philosophie que j’ai autour du projet. Je ne suis pas contre l’argent en soi, mais l’argent ça doit être fait de façon morale.

Frédéric Couchet : D’accord. Au niveau des problématiques juridiques, on va parler de deux problématiques juridiques précises assez rapidement, les DRM, les menottes numériques et ensuite brevets.
Les DRM, les menottes numériques, on en a déjà parlé avec toi et Marie Duponchelle dans l’émission d’octobre 2018, vous retrouverez le podcast évidemment en ligne, donc les menottes numériques qui empêchent un certain nombre d’usages. Il y a quelques années VLC avait saisi l’HADOPI [Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet] parce que beaucoup de gens ignorent que l’HADOPI, au-delà de son activité bien connue, a normalement la régulation de ce qu’on appelle les mesures techniques de protection, ce que nous on appelle les menottes numériques, et notamment vous l’aviez saisie concernant les Blu-ray, le format des Blu-ray : est-ce que VLC avait les capacités juridiques – non pas techniques parce que techniquement vous saviez le faire, évidemment – pour lire ces fameux Blu-ray. Première question : pourquoi vous avez dû saisir l’HADOPI ? Quelle était la réponse de l’HADOPI et quelle est la situation aujourd’hui par rapport à la lecture notamment de ces Blu-ray ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : VLC est capable de lire les DVD depuis 2001 et, en fait, c’était avant les lois LCEN, EUCD…

Frédéric Couchet : LCEN, loi pour la confiance dans l’économie numérique et EUCD c’est la version française de la directive droit d’auteur.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : C’était des lois qui avaient été faites. On était passé avant ça. Quand on veut mettre la lecture du Blu-ray dans VLC on est après ça et il y a notamment une agence de régulation des mesures techniques de protection qui avait été créée et qui n’avait jamais rien foutu. Ils n’avaient même pas rendu le rapport annuel qu’ils devaient rendre, donc on a mergé ça dans HADOPI au moment de la loi HADOPI. En théorie, c’était à eux de nous aider parce qu’en fait il y a un problème fondamental qui est l’interopérabilité et les mesures techniques de protection. Grosso modo, ce sont deux concepts qui sont impossibles et puis la loi était hyper peu claire, donc on est allé poser des questions, puisqu’en théorie c’était eux le régulateur. On n’a rien compris à la réponse, en particulier parce qu’ils n’ont rien compris à la question. Ils ont fait ça avec une mauvaise foi absolument forte. Ils n’ont jamais réussi à comprendre, ça a mis deux ans avant qu’on réussisse à avoir une question au gouvernement par un député et c’est à ce moment-là qu’ils ont commencé à se bouger. Grosso modo, ils n’ont rien compris à la question, ils ne nous ont même pas posé la question. En fait ils étaient dans un mode complètement politique avec Franck Riester.

Frédéric Couchet : Actuellement ministre de la Culture et anciennement rapporteur du projet de loi HADOPI.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : À la fin il s’est rendu compte qu’en fait qu’il y avait quelque chose à faire et qu’on n’était pas là juste pour les emmerder, qu’on posait vraiment une question ! Et puis il y avait le secrétaire général de la HADOPI dont j’ai oublié le nom.

Frédéric Couchet : Éric Walter.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Éric Walter, qui a essayé de bouger, mais c’était trop tard. J’ai dit publiquement que c’étaient des gros nuls. Je le redirai publiquement.

Frédéric Couchet : Tu es en train de le dire publiquement.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Je peux le redire une fois de plus, ça ne me dérange pas. Jacques Toubon qui, évidemment, ne se souvient pas de moi parce que c’était mon maire quand j’habitais dans le 13e arrondissement de Paris, qui a écrit dans la presse que j’étais un méchant, grosso modo.

Frédéric Couchet : Jacques Toubon qui est aussi un ancien ministre de la Culture et qui, à l’époque, devait être député européen, je pense.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Peut-être. Aujourd’hui il fait un travail qui est plutôt bien en tant que médiateur civique de la République [Défenseur des droits], je crois que ce qu’il fait est plutôt pas mal. Il m’avait gonflé. Une fois je l’ai croisé, je lui ai dit qu’il n’avait rien compris au sujet et je crois qu’il m’a dit : « C’est possible, je n’ai rien compris ! »

Frédéric Couchet : Donc l’HADOPI a répondu à côté ou n’a pas compris le sujet, aujourd’hui, légalement, comment ça se passe ?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf : Je ne sais pas. Tu p

          

Software Engineer (SharpSpring Technologies, Inc. - Gainesvi...

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SunIRef:it Software Engineer (SharpSpring Technologies, Inc. - Gainesville, FL) SharpSpring 2 reviews - Gainesville, FL SharpSpring 2 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Responsibilities Develop new features and fix issues in PHP 5.6+, Golang, JavaScript (React/Redux) and TypeScript. Write performance code that scales for a large application. Design, develop, commit to version control (git) on a large team, and take ownership of the core features of the service. Work on interesting data problems and scalability bottlenecks. Identify architectural improvements, plan zero-downtime maintenance. Use MySQL, mongoDB and redis as a database for implementing stateful applications. Utilize expertise using nginx as a web server, expertise in Linux and underlying protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP. Requirements MS Computer Science; PHP Engineer Certificate; 2 years of experience as a Software Engineer. To apply, please email resume to ******************** Find Out What It's Like to Work at SharpSpring SharpSpringers are dedicated, diverse individuals working to provide the best product and service possible to our customers. SharpSpring (NASDAQ: SHSP) provides excellent benefits, an engaging workplace, and talented, friendly coworkers. Join our team! SharpSpring - Just posted report job - original job If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.
          

Si era allontanato da casa facendo perdere le tracce: ritrovato l'anziano salentino

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L’uomo anziano si sarebbe allontanato da casa nella serata di ieri non facendo più ritorno. Fine dell’ansia e della paura per un anziano salentino, che si era allontanato dalla sua abitazione, a Miggiano, nella serata di ieri senza fare più rientro a casa: l’uomo, Rosario Caggiano, è stato ritrovato sano e salvo nei pressi dell’antica chiesetta di Sant’Eufemia, nelle campagne di Specchia. Proprio in queste ore, dopo l’allarme lanciato dai familiari anche sui social, in prefettura si stava predisponendo l’unità centrale per il coordinamento delle ricerche. Poi la lieta notizia che ha messo la parola fine a questa storia nel migliore dei modi. Le condizioni di salute dell’uomo preoccupavano più di tutto: sul posto i sanitari del 118 per i soccorsi del caso.   
          

Ambulanti pugliesi in raduno a Galatone: assemblea a Palazzo Marchesale

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Continuano le Assemblee organizzate dall’Associazione CasAmbulanti nella Puglia. Dopo Bisceglie e Sava, domani, giovedì 7 novembre, alle ore 18, nella Sala Convegni di “Palazzo Marchesale” a Galatone, ci sarà una nuova Assemblea per discutere dei provvedimenti legislativi contestati dalla Categoria e penalizzanti oltre che vessatori ed inaccettabili. Nel corso dell’Assemblea di giovedì si farà il resoconto delle tematiche trattate nell’incontro del 5 novembre a Bari, con il Presidente della Regione Puglia, Michele Emiliano e del Documento Programmatico da presentare in Regione, contenente elementi fondamentali per la Categoria e la sua sopravvivenza. In particolare i contenuti sono identificati innanzitutto con l’apertura del Tavolo tecnico che dovrà occuparsi delle determinazioni in materia di rinnovi automatici delle concessioni nel 2020 e di tante altre delicate tematiche quali, ad esempio, la Riscossione Giornaliera dei Tributi, con mantenimento integrale degli abbattimenti tariffari fino alla proposta di reinvestimento degli introiti Cosap e Tosap per le aree mercatali comunali; la predisposizione di provvedimenti normativi e regolamentari per il rinnovo automatico delle concessioni ambulanti in scadenza; l'interlocuzione governativa per il ripristino del Blocco Tariffario per i Tributi locali (Tosap/Cosap) e l'intervento in materia fiscale con l'eliminazione delle paventate disposizioni a carico degli Ambulanti. Sulla base degli atti che si andranno immediatamente a porre sul Tavolo, frutto di concertazione, si intende giungere al riconoscimento di "Categoria svantaggiata", al fine di individuare forme di intervento a sostegno, esattamente come avviene per altri settori di pari disagio. Il Presidente della Delegazione Galatone-Salento di CasAmbulanti, Roberto Papa, ha dichiarato: “sarà un’Assemblea attesa e partecipata, con Delegazioni provenienti da tutte le province della Puglia. Per noi di Galatone e del territorio salentino sarà un’occasione per condividere con i fratelli ambulanti pugliesi tutte le nostre preoccupazioni per una Lavoro messo sotto i piedi tutti i giorni ed a rischio di estinzione, con tutto ciò che comporterebbe sul piano economico, occupazionale, sociale, culturale e storico. Stiamo continuando a proporre soluzioni ma avvertiamo un senso di abbandono sia da parte di coloro che non sanno ben rappresentare la Categoria di fronte alle Istituzioni romane sia per la difficoltà di essere compresi da classi politiche e dirigenti assenti, distanti e molto lontane dal mondo del nostro lavoro. Nel corso dell’Assemblea saranno assunte anche decisioni in merito alle iniziative cui CasAmbulanti dovrà decidere di intraprendere direttamente nella Capitale”. All’incontro è prevista la partecipazione di figure istituzionali e dei massimi dirigenti dell’Associazione quindi il Presidente nazionale, il bitontino signor Donato Gala, il Coordinatore signor Savino Montaruli e i Presidenti della altre Delegazioni pugliesi a cominciare da quello dell’Area Brindisi/Taranto signor Martina Salvatore.
          

Principal Software Engineer, Security

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Reporting to the Director of Security Production Engineering, the Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for building innovative tools & platforms protecting our SaaS offerings in AWS.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

* Develop tools in Python, Node.js, GO using native AWS services to detect, alert, analyze, and audit system and infrastructure security events and vulnerabilities.

* Work with Production and Application Security Engineers to secure the software delivery pipeline used by Cofense PhishMe, Triage, Vision, and other applications and services.

* Ensure AWS accounts and services meet the highest levels of security while allowing Engineers the freedom to innovate and ship code.

* Automate self-service platforms to manage user access, roles, and permissions to critical services

* Work as a member of the Security Operations team to analyze and respond to security events and alerts.

* Develop and automate processes and procedures related to compliance activities, such as SOC2.

* Other duties as assigned.

The above statements are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be a listing of all of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. This job description is not a contract of employment, either express or implied. Employment with Cofense will be voluntarily entered into and your employment is considered at will. Cofense reserves the right to alter the job description at any time without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

* Knowledge of web Authentication protocols and standards (SAML/OAUTH)

* Knowledge of AWS Cloud Infrastructure (EC2, VPC, ELB, RDS) and security technology (security groups, CloudTrail, VPC Flow Logs, CloudWatch, AWS Config)

* Familiarity with automated configuration management such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible

* Solid knowledge of Enterprise security fundamentals and how they must to be adapted DevOps/Cloud Environments

* Ability to rapidly learn and integrate new tools, technologies, and APIs

* A successful track record of working remote as part of a geographically distributed team

Education and/or Experience:

* 4 year Computer Science or Electrical Engineering Degree highly preferred

* Minimum of 10 years total experience as a software engineer, with solid experience developing modern REST services in Python, Node.js, or GO

* Minimum of 4 years of cloud experience, as a cloud or DevOps engineer, programming AWS services. At least two years of experience with cloud security is highly preferred

* Experience developing and deploying event-based Serverless micro-services applications in AWS, GCP, or Azure

* Experience working in an environment with formal code review and testing

* Familiarity with NoSQL Database (Redis, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch)

* Experience with message queues (SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, etc.)

* Experience with CI/CD tools and pipelines (Gitlab, Jenkins, Travis, etc.)

* Experience working with cloud virtualization, container, and database infrastructure in Azure, AWS, or GCP

* Experience with infrastructure automation such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, or Azure Resource Manager Templates

Cofense is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [protected class] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable national, federal, state or local laws and ordinances. We adhere to these commitments in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, and discipline.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
          

Kredi Notu Düşük Olanlara Kredi Veren Bankalar

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Son zamanlarda düşen faiz oranları ile birlikte birçok kişi banka kredisi çekmek isterken, önlerine çıkan sorunların başında kredi notu gelmektedir. Dolayısıyla son zamanlarda en çok aranan konuların başında kredi notu düşük olanlara kredi veren bankalar gelmektedir. Bankalar kredi başvurusunda bulunan her müşterinin öncelikli olarak kredi notunu sorgulamaktadır. Geçmiş yıllarda banka borcunu ödemekte sorun yaşayan müşterilerin […]

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Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'dan öğrencilere burs müjdesi

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Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan AK Parti grup toplantısında konuştu. Erdoğan konuşmasında, "2020 ocak ayı itibariyle lisans öğrencilerimizin öğrenim kredisi veya bursu 500 liradan yüzde 10 artışla 550 liraya çıkıyor" dedi.
          

Senior Software Developer

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Senior Software Developer
If you are a Senior Software Developer with experience, please read on!We are looking for a Senior Software Developer to lead our team of dedicated professionals to design, develop, program, test, and debug new and existing software programs and applications. We deliver agile cloud-based healthcare information management solutions and services to the healthcare payer marketplace. This position will help direct the full development life cycle of applications from stated business need to conceptual design through coding and testing.
Top Reasons to Work with Us
You love building software and strive to stay current on the latest technology and new toolsYou are a positive influence on your team advocating good work habits and industry best practices to drive business resultsYou have at least ten years of work experience and multiple years leading other software professionals, but are still willing to learn new thingsYou accept accountability for the quality of your own work and shared ownership of the teams collective effortsYou are highly proficient with development tools (MS SQL Server, Visual Studio); languages (C#, JavaScript, XML) and technologies (ASP.NET, Azure DevOps)You have healthcare product knowledge (EDI / HIPAA transactions)
What You Will Be Doing
Work with cross-functional disciplines to design, develop and support healthcare information management solutions in an agile environmentBuild full stack software to meet business needsActively take part in the skill development and mentoring of junior staff regarding technical concepts and best practicesUse Microsoft .NET Framework and supported programming languages and components: C#, Visual Studio, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, Angular, and JavaScriptUse Microsoft Azure Cloud constructs for Development: Azure DevOps, Azure Functions, Blob Storage, Integration Accounts, VMs, Cosmos DB, and Redis CacheParticipate in software design meetings and analyze user needs to determine technical requirementsConduct system analysis, including database design, conversion, and execution of the solutionSupport, maintain, and document software functionalityEncourage research and impact analysis within the team to make recommendations on technical directionAdvocate for the improvement of code quality using industry best practicesAnalyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs as neededEffectively communicate application functionality and topology in appropriate design terminologyIncrease knowledge of technology developments and tools and apply it to healthcare application developmentProvide support to our products and customers
What You Need for this Position
.NET: 7 years (Preferred)SQL: 10 years (Preferred)C#: 10 years (Preferred)Mentoring: 3 years (Preferred)More Than 5 Years of experience and knowledge of:- Azure- SQL- Entity- Angular- C#- Visual Studio- Java- HIPAA- Healthcare- XML
What's In It for You
Salary: $110,000.00 to $135,000.00 /year

So, if you are a Senior Software Developer with experience, please apply today!
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
          

A Letter to Golda

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Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. Instead of letting themselves quietly fade away through assimilation—the fate that the Soviet government intended for its Jews—a small but mighty group of activists rediscovered a connection to Jewishness and brought the rest of Soviet Jewry along with it.

For those activists, a pivotal point in their movement came on Nov. 10, 1969. On that day, a number of them gathered secretly in Riga, Latvia, to plan their next steps. Gershon Ben-Oren, who came to the meeting from the republic of Georgia, remembers waking up in his Zionist friends’ apartment and reaching out for the shortwave radio next to his bed. As was his habit back home, he wanted to hear “the voices”—Voice of Israel, Voice of America, and other “hostile” broadcasts.

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How We Got a Con Artist as President

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The equivalent of snake oil salesmen have consistently fed lies to those who are predisposed to believe them.
          

IL COMUNE DI TRENTO HA AVVIATO UN'INDAGINE PER MIGLIORARE I SERVIZI IN MATERIA DI EDILIZIA PRIVATA.

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Nel corrente anno il Comune ha avviato un'indagine generale per verificare la conoscenza e il grado di soddisfazione dei cittadini per quanto riguarda i servizi comunali, dedicando una sezione specifica alla semplificazione dell'utenza. Procedure più semplici, riduzione dei tempi d'attesa, aumento dell'offerta di servizi online, sono solo alcune delle necessità emerse dall'indagine, che ha rimarcato soprattutto l'esigenza di semplificazione in materia di edilizia privata. Proprio per questo, l'Amministrazione, ha deciso, in collaborazione con gli Ordini e i collegi Professionali, di predisporre un'apposita indagine dedicata ai professionisti del settore edile. L'indagine sarà trasmessa a tutti gli iscritti all'albo Provinciale dal Comune di Trento, e compilabile online entro il 27 novembre 2019.
          

Predaj 3 izbového bytu v Bošanoch

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Cena: 49.500 EUR
Home&Living Vám ponúka na predaj 3 izbový byt v Obci Bošany. Táto nehnuteľnosť sa nachádza v plnej občianskej vybavenosti. Byt s celkovou rozlohou 66m2 je po čiastočnej rekonštrukcií. V obývacej miestnosti,kuchyni a spálni sú plávajúce podlahy. V kuchyni je zánovná kuchynská linka. Kúpeľňa a toaleta sú v pôvodnom stave. Menené plastové okná, balkónové dvere. K bytu prislúcha aj murovaná pivnica. Bytový dom je slušný, spoločné priestory udržiavané, uzamykateľný vchod, bezproblémové parkovanie. Približne 200m od bytovky sa nachádza zdravotné stredisko s ortopédom a lekármi,pošta,kadernička.500m sú potraviny,pizzeria,autobusová a vlaková doprava. Cena bytu je vrátane provízie RK. Poskytneme Vám kompletný právny servis. Radi Vám pomôžeme aj s hypotekárnym poradenstvom a výberom čo najvhodnejšieho financovania Vašej novej nehnuteľnosti. Zabezpečíme aj súdneho znalca, poradenstvo renomovanej právnickej kancelárie, vypracovanie autorizovaných zmlúv, vklad do katastra vrátane správnych poplatkov, poistenie Vašej nehnuteľnosti a prevedieme Vás celým procesom predaja vrátane prepisu energií na nového majiteľa. Ak Vás táto výnimočná ponuka zaujala, radi Vám zabezpečíme obhliadku. Kontaktujte nás na tel.č. : 0940 313 003 prípadne e-mailom na adrese: mariana.beckova@homeandliving.sk. Kanceláriu Home&Living nájdete na Nám. Milana Rastislava Štefánika 6 v Topolčanoch. Tešíme sa na Vás !
          

Political Fallout In Virginia, Kentucky & New York! Democrats Regain ALL The Power In VA + NY Adopts New Voting Method

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It's a political shake up! Virginia Democrats take full control of state government while New York adopts a new voting system.

Republicans in Virginia woke up to a BLUE state this morning and we’re sure they aren’t happy about it.

Democrats won complete control of the Virginia government for the first time since 1993. Folks flocked to the polls and were able to flip both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, giving them power they haven’t had in more than two decades. Dems are also the top dogs at the governor's office.

"I'm here to officially declare today, Nov. 5, 2019, that Virginia is officially blue," Gov. Ralph Northam said to supporters in Richmond.

Why should this matter to you?  With Virginia going blue, it now allows for more liberal policies to be passed for its citizens (and possibly helping to set precedent throughout the country), including gun control measures, increases to the minimum wage and ratification the Equal Rights Amendment.  It also allows for more fair redistricting practices to be established as Republicans are often accused of illegally re-drawing districts to benefit themselves and hurt minority communities.

Local & state elections have a huge impact on our everyday lives, which is why non-Presidential year elections are equally, if not more, important.

 

 

"We did it," former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted. "We got them both. Hard work pays off. VA is ALL BLUE!"

“The Republican Party is toast in Virginia for the next 10 years,” said Corey Stewart, the outgoing Prince William County chair of the Board of Supervisors who was the Virginia GOP’s nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2018. “Republicans will cease to be a serious political power.”

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Remember the cyclist who flipped off President Donald Trump’s motorcade in a viral 2017 photo? Her name is Juli Briskman and she just won her race for a seat at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in Virginia. Juli – a former marketing executive and local Democratic activist – unseated eight-year incumbent Republican Suzanne Volpe.

 

 

"Looking forward to representing my friends & neighbors in #Algonkian District who backed me up today! So proud that we were able to #FlipLoudpun #FlipVA #LOCO219 Thank you Loudoun!," Juli tweeted.

Turning off the cuff activism into a legit job.  Sweet. 

In New York...

 

 

 

 

According to the polls, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams won re-election, scooping up 73% of the vote, beating Republican challenger Joe Borelli. Queens has a new district attorney after borough president Melinda Katz defeated Republican Joe Murray.

 

 

"Congratulations to @JumaaneWilliams and @MelindaKatz on their victories tonight. I look forward to working with both of them to keep New Yorkers safe and make this the fairest big city in America,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

Melinda won by the skin of her teeth as she and Joe were on each other’s heels in the polls.

“We are facing here an opportunity to make a national model for criminal justice reform, and if we don’t do it right here, it’s going to have massive effects all throughout this country,” she told supporters at her headquarters last night.

Also, Democrat Shawyn Patterson-Howard reportedly became the first African-American woman to be a mayor in the history of Westchester County. She scooped up the victory with more than 50% of the vote counted, unseating acting Mayor Andre Wallace. #BlackGirlMagic.

New York City also adopted a new voting system, a major milestone for voting reform efforts. NYC voters approved Ballot Question 1, which enables voters to begin using ranked-choice voting in local primary and special elections beginning in 2021. Ranked-choice voting will allow voters to rank their top five in order of preference instead of just picking one candidate on the ballot. The city joins 20 other cities – as well as multiple states – that have already started using this voting method.

 

In Kentucky...

 

 

Issa flip!  Attorney General Andy Beshear narrowly beat out Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in the Kentucky election. Gov. Bevin refused to concede the election to his Democratic challenger, however, after all of the votes were counted, Beshear was ahead by 5,100 votes.

 

 

“Tonight, voters in Kentucky sent a message loud and clear for everyone to hear,” Mr. Beshear said. “It’s a message that says our elections don’t have to be about right versus left, they are still about right versus wrong.”

While, yes, Bevin was an extremely unpopular governor, the fact Trump's rally in the state the day before still didn't help him - in a blood red state - speaks volumes.  Senate Majority Leader (R-KY) Mitch McConnell needs to start sprucing up his resumé since his approval rate is the same as Bevin's was, and he's up for re-election next year.  Bloop.

No candidate and no situation is perfect. Every single issue we have as citizens will not always be catered to, but that doesn't mean we simply don't care and don't vote.  We do what we can and make strategic moves.  This includes electing attorney generals who PROPERLY enforce and push for more fair laws and better governors and local legislators who don't create or approve local laws that directly hurt us disproportionately.  These things have a larger effect on our daily lives than electing the President of the United States.  So, salute to everyone who turned out on election day!

P.S.  Louisiana, you're up next on November 16th (early voting ends Nov. 9th) for a very important gubernatorial election.

The tide is changing...

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U. de Talca redistribuirá salarios: Rector ganará 30% menos y sueldo mínimo subirá a 500 mil pesos

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For the first time since 1993, Democrats gain control of the Virginia General Assembly in historic win

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Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in a historic election that sets Virginia on a new course.

The wins put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the first time since 1993.

And the Democrats of today are a new breed, far more united than in the 1990s on gun control and abortion. They have rallied around the idea of making voting easier and ratifying the Equal Rights amendment.

Democratic victories in two Senate districts in suburban Richmond and one in Loudoun County gave them at least 21 of the chamber’s 40 seats, while the GOP held narrow leads in two Virginia Beach districts targeted by by million-dollar-plus efforts to flip to blue.

A new 54-or-more-seat Democratic majority in the House came in part from gains in two House districts on the Peninsula, including the Newport News one where a tie vote and a drawing of a lot gave the GOP a 51-49 majority in 2017. Republicans held slight leads in two Beach seats Democrats had targeted with the final precincts still to count.

One of Virginia’s top Republicans hung onto his seat, while another lost Tuesday night.

While Speaker of the House Kirk Cox retained his Richmond suburban seat, the GOP’s lost majority leaves him without the critically important power to name people to committee to direct the course of legislation.

Meanwhile, House Appropriations Committee chairman Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, was defeated by Democrat Clinton Jenkins in a district federal judges drastically changed to undo the General Assembly’s illegal 2011 gerrymandering.

Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City, was re-elected. But like Cox, he will lose most of his power to steer or block legislation with the new Democratic majority.

Throughout the election, Democrats sought to tie Republican candidates to President Donald Trump, warning them that a vote for Republicans would mean siding with the gun lobby and reducing access to affordable health care, including birth control.

After Republicans ended the July special session on gun control called by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam by pushing all the bills to the state Crime Commission, Democrats ran on a promise of passing more strict gun control such as universal background checks, extreme risk protective orders, or “red flag” laws, and bans on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons.

They also vowed to safeguard Medicaid expansion, pass a higher minimum wage and make Virginia the 38th and final state to ratify the ERA.

Controlling both bodes means Democrats will also be in control of redistricting for the next decade. An effort this spring to form an independent redistricting commission and take some of the map redrawing power out of legislators’ hands needs the lawmakers’ approval next session and has to pass a ballot referendum next November to become law.

Stakes were especially high in those districts that earlier this year were deemed racially gerrymandered. The new court-ordered maps made several districts, including a handful in Hampton Roads, more competitive — and often more Democratic.

In South Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach Republican delegates Barry Knight, Chris Stolle and Glenn Davis were holding onto to narrow leads in their seats. State Sen. Bill DeSteph, R-Virginia Beach, fended off Democratic challenger Missy Cotter Smasal, while Republican Jennifer Kiggans held a modest lead in her bid to succeed retiring state Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach.

On the Peninsula, Democrat Martha Mugler flipped a reconfigured Hampton and Poquoson 91st House district, after the retirement of one of the most loved General Assembly members, Del. Gordon Helsel, R-Poquoson.

Democrat Shelly Simonds defeated Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News. He was returned to Richmond after a tie vote in 2017 after he won a lot drawing.

Democratic victories in the last GOP-held seat in Fairfax County and a race in the Frederickburg suburbs also helped secure the House majority.

Democrats held on to the 15 House seats they won in the 2017 blue wave election.

Turnout was higher than expected in the usually sleepy off-off year elections.

Both parties had help in the last few days of the race from political leaders. Vice President Mike Pence took the stage in Virginia Beach Saturday with several GOP statehouse candidates; Northam criss-crossed Hampton Roads over the weekend.

Other presidential hopefuls, including former Vice President Joe Biden, stumped in Northern Virginia for candidates.

House Democrats outraised Republicans by nearly $10 million this election cycle, according to the Virginia Public Access project. On the Senate side, Democrats outraised Republicans by $5 million.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.

          

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Baby Bear Nursing Cover Up Crochet Pattern pdf 368 by SandysCapeCodOrig

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2.95 USD

this adorable little breastfeeding/nursing cover up is quick and easy to make.

you can also use it as a lovely blanket when done or a changing pad

Materials needed
Red Heart Super Saver 7oz
warm brown x 1skein
dark brown x 2yards
I and G hooks
yarn needle
2 buttons any size

gauge: I hook =4sc and 4hdc = 3''
6rows = 2''

you can sell any items that you make from using my patterns, but you are responsible for your finished items.

Please do not recopy, rewrite, resell or redistribute this pattern as your own or in any other forms.

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Frog Princess Cocoon and Beanie Crochet Pattern pdf 382 with instructional video by SandysCapeCodOrig

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This listing is to make this adorable frog princess cocoon and beanie set.
There is instructional videos included for the crown of the beanie.


crochet pattern only, pdf file only will be emailed as an attachment to you and after you pay for this pattern, then I will email it to you and you can print it out on your computer

Materials Needed
I Love This Yarn 7oz
Limelight x 2skeins
Turquoise x 1skein
Yellow x 3oz
Black x 1oz
White x 1oz
Grey x 2oz
Red x 1yard
G, H and I hooks
Yarn Needle

Gauge; I hook = 3sc =1"
3sc rows – 1"


You can sell any items that you make from using my patterns, but you are responsible for your finished items.
©Sandy's Cape Cod Originals 2010
Please do not recopy, rewrite, resell or redistribute this pattern as your own or in any other forms.


          

Pumpkin Cocoon and Hat Set to Crochet Pattern PDF 445 by SandysCapeCodOrig

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5.95 USD

this listing is to purchase a pdf crochet pattern to make this adorable little pumpkin cocoon set.

Materials Needed:
Red Heart 7oz
Orange x1skein
Paddy Green x 1oz
Black x 1 oz
G and H hook
Yarn Needle

gauge : H hook = 3sc =1"
3sc rows = 1"


©Sandy's Cape Cod Originals 2010

You can sell any items that you make from using my patterns, but you are responisble for you finished items.
Please do not recopy,rewrite, resell, or redistribute this pattern as your own or in any other forms.


          

Made with Creative Commons ⇒ Hecho con Creative Commons. To the printer!

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I am very happy to tell you that, around 2.5 years after starting the translation project, today we sent to the presses the Spanish translation for Creative Commons' book, Made with Creative Commons!

This has been quite a feat, on many fronts — Social, technical, organizational. Of course, the book is freely redistributable, and you can get it at IIEc-UNAM's repository.

As we are producing this book from DocBook sources, we will also be publishing an EPUB version. Only... We need to clear some processes first (i.e. having the right department approve it, get a matching ISBN record, etc.) and will probably only be done by early next year. Of course, you can clone our git repository and build it at home :-]

Of course, I cannot celebrate until the boxes of brand new books land in my greedy hands... But it will happen soon™.


          

Innovador proyecto de Vegalsa-Eroski en su almacén central

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Innovador proyecto de Vegalsa-Eroski en su almacén central /COMUNICAE/ El grupo Vegalsa-Eroski lidera la distribución alimentaria en Galicia con una cuota de mercado superior al 16%. El compromiso de mejora continua con proveedores y clientes le ha llevado a rediseñar junto con Vanderlande la logística de los productos de baja rotación Vegalsa-Eroski es el minorista […]

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Setting up Drupal 8 with DrupalVM on my Mac

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This allows me to setup a fresh Drupal 8 site with DrupalVM ver 4.7

Note. I was able to make DrupalVM version 4.8 work but I had a few minor issues such as permissions in the sites/default/files directory and the fact that it uses drush 9

See Jeff Geerlings blog post for more info

Download drupalvm version 4.7.2

unzip and copy it to a folder in ~/Sites  eg ~/Sites/dev1

Edit config.yml to make the following changes


1. hostname/ip etc.
vagrant_hostname: dev1
vagrant_machine_name: dev1
vagrant_ip: 0.0.0.0

2. Vagrant synced folders:
set local_path and destination

  - local_path: .
    destination: /var/www/dev1

3. set the drupal_composer_install_dir:
drupal_composer_install_dir: "/var/www/dev1"


4. Drupal Install site:
set this true so drupal installs the site to begin with, then set it back to false after installing to avoid drupalvm overwriting your db
drupal_install_site: true <---after it's running change to false!


5. Required Drupal Settings:
# Required Drupal settings.
drupal_core_path: "{{ drupal_composer_install_dir }}/web"


6. Which modules you want added to the site:
drupal_enable_modules: [ 'devel', 'admin_toolbar' ]
 

Also add them under drupal_composer_dependencies. In the example below admin_toolbar is added at ver 1.21 or higher.

drupal_composer_dependencies:
  - "drupal/devel:1.x-dev"
  - "drupal/admin_toolbar:~1.21"

 

7. for SSL add this under the apache_vhosts section:

apache_vhosts_ssl:
  - servername: "{{ drupal_domain }}"
    documentroot: "{{ drupal_core_path }}"
    certificate_file: "/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem"
    certificate_key_file: "/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key"
    extra_parameters: |
          ProxyPassMatch ^/(.*\.php(/.*)?)$ "fcgi://127.0.0.1:9000{{ drupal_core_path }}"

8. Installed extras:

Here is my list for a simple Drupal 8 site.

installed_extras:
  - adminer
  # - blackfire
  - drupalconsole
  - drush
  # - elasticsearch
  # - java
  - mailhog
  - memcached
  # - newrelic
  # - nodejs
  - pimpmylog
  # - redis
  # - ruby
  # - selenium
  # - solr
  # - tideways
  - upload-progress
  - varnish
  # - xdebug
  # - xhprof # use `tideways` if you're installing PHP 7+

9. PHP Configuration.

php_version: "7.1"
php_install_recommends: no
php_memory_limit: "512M"

10. MySQL Config
You can add these items below to get better mysql performance:

#MySQL Optimizations (Selwyn 10-16-2017)
mysql_key_buffer_size: 512M
mysql_max_allowed_packet: 1073741824
mysql_table_open_cache: 512
mysql_sort_buffer_size: 2M
mysql_read_buffer_size: 2M
mysql_read_rnd_buffer_size: 8M
mysql_myisam_sort_buffer_size: 2M
mysql_thread_cache_size: 8
mysql_query_cache_size: 128M
mysql_query_cache_limit: 1M
mysql_max_connections: 151
mysql_tmp_table_size: 16M
mysql_max_heap_table_size: 16M
mysql_group_concat_max_len: 1024
mysql_join_buffer_size: 262144
mysql_innodb_file_per_table: 1
mysql_innodb_buffer_pool_size: 512M
mysql_innodb_log_file_size: 256M

 

11. vagrant up

When this completes, your Drupal 8 site will exist with a user 1 with a name/password of admin/admin. You will also have a web/sites/default/settings.php all configured and ready to go.  In this case, navigate to https://dev1 and you should see the familiar Drupal 8 site.

12. If the site fails to load it's css files, you may have to set perms for web/sites/default/files 
$ vagrant ssh
$ cd sites/default
$ sudo chmod -R 777 files
$ drush cr
<Ctrl> d


13. This would be a good time to load your db if you have one

Drush does setup the drush aliases so you can use them (e.g. drush @dev1 sql-dump) or use vagrant ssh

Here is how you dump the db locally:
drush sql-dump >dbdump1.sql

And here is how you load your dump file into mysql
drush sqlc<dbdump1.sql

 

Once Drupal 8 is running, use this process to add modules:
vagrant ssh
composer require drupal/honeypot
drush en honeypot

or

composer require drupal/admin_toolbar
drush en admin_toolbar admin_toolbar_tools

(You need to vagrant ssh so composer will use php7.1.  You could rather install it locally instead)

For specific versions of modules use:
composer require drupal/migrate_plus:~4.0
which will install migrate_plus 8.x-4.0-beta2

either use drush or modules u/i to enable

To update a drupal module e.g. config_update:
composer require drupal/config_update

I've made a gist of the entire config.yml file which you can see at the end of this article.

More docs at http://docs.drupalvm.com/en/latest/getting-started/configure-drupalvm/

 

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Sarasota County Commission moves ahead with two redistricting maps

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Flop Sweat (Rebroadcast) - 12 August 2019

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Gerrymandering is the practice of redistricting to tip the political scales. Originally, though, this strategy was called "GARY-mandering" with a hard "g." But why? And: Mark Twain and Helen Keller had a devoted friendship. When he heard accusations that she'd plagiarized a story, Twain wrote Keller a fond letter assuring her that there's nothing new under the sun. Finally, a well-crafted message header makes email more efficient. A subject line that contains just the word "Question" is almost as useless as no subject line at all. Plus, flop sweat, vintage clothing, the solfege system, on line vs. in line, groaking, the Hawaiian fish dish called poke, and around the gool.

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Flop Sweat (Rebroadcast) - 26 February 2018

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Gerrymandering is the practice of redistricting to tip the political scales. Originally, though, this strategy was called "GARY-mandering" with a hard "g." But why? And: Mark Twain and Helen Keller had a devoted friendship. When he heard accusations that she'd plagiarized a story, Twain wrote Keller a fond letter assuring her that there's nothing new under the sun. Finally, a well-crafted message header makes email more efficient. A subject line that contains just the word "Question" is almost as useless as no subject line at all. Plus, flop sweat, vintage clothing, the solfege system, on line vs. in line, groaking, the Hawaiian fish dish called poke, and around the gool.

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lnxw48a1: lnxw48a1 favorited something by musicman: Redis and others have tried to do things to give the middle finger to Amazon, because they don't give anything back. Perhaps this is an attempt at that. I wonder if the AGPL would work for their purposes.

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lnxw48a1 favorited something by musicman: Redis and others have tried to do things to give the middle finger to Amazon, because they don't give anything back. Perhaps this is an attempt at that.

I wonder if the AGPL would work for their purposes.
          

Shadrach Strehle, How To Apply To Michigan's Citizen Redistricting Commission

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Shadrach Strehle, Senior Capitol Reporter for Great Lakes News. How To Apply To Michigan's Citizen Redistricting Commission. 


          

27/11/2019 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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Hello les Mambos ! 💃🕺

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l'ouverture de cours et soirées supplémentaires dispensés par Mambo Salsa !

          

04/12/2019 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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Hello les Mambos ! 💃🕺

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11/12/2019 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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18/12/2019 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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25/12/2019 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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01/01/2020 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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08/01/2020 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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15/01/2020 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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22/01/2020 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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29/01/2020 - Les Mercredis à l'Arganier avec Mambo Salsa et Alix (92)

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Caso di febbre Dengue al Soccorso: scatta la disinfestazione

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Caso di febbre Dengue in città. Il sindaco Matteo Biffoni ha predisposto un’ordinanza contingibile e urgente per provvedere alla disinfestazione delle zone interessate a seguito [...]
          

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Job Description Summary ======================= General Summary: Implements the Company Mission Statement. Provides customer service support to retail customers and phone in customers by obtaining, and verifying the accuracy of order information in a timely manner. Staff performance ensures that an excellent standard of service and a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Contacting patients daily to reorder supplies. Operate the retail store by preforming retail transactions. Collecting deductible/payments towards accounts and products being received. Setting up new patients that are needing supplies such as catheters and ostomy supplies. Obtaining all forms that are necessary to complete transactions and new patient paper work. Pulling orders for patients who call orders in for pickup at the local retail store Branch 9. Work prescriptions from various doctor office to validate patients needs. Counting and documenting inventory quarterly. Completing new patient referral log as well as the lot audit report. Job Description =============== JOB FUNCTIONS:. Complete all end of month reports as requested, directed or assigned Process and Document payments in patient account. Completes patient file audits to verify all required forms are in the file as they are in the electronic system (ReOrder Program) Greet retail customers and assist with selection of medical supplies and purchases. Receives inbound calls to prepare orders for customers to pick up in retail store. Receive inbound and place outbound calls to process and verify the accuracy of orders from customers utilizing the Organization s Reorder Program and POS program. Ensures and provides quality service to both internal and external customers. Receives inquiries from and/or contacts the organization s home offices to resolve a variety of order-related issues. Accesses the company s internal systems to obtain and extract order information and provide customer service. Receives shipment via carrier, unpack and check for accuracy to redistribute stock for retail shelves. Participates and provides expertise as a member of the customer service s departmental team. Initiates required action for response to customer service requests for order changes, including the maintenance of order/customer information files and communicates changes to the appropriate personnel/departments. Professionally contact physician office staff via phone, fax, and/or e-mail in order to obtain medical documentation Develops and maintains knowledge in Medical Supplies and/or Insurance Guidelines Ability to identify and professionally resolve customer service related issues Works in conjunction with Sales Ops to identify and support customer service related initiatives as defined by company goals and objectives. Adhere to phone activity/compliance standards to include Medicare guidelines, HIPAA, ACW, and minimum call volumes. Ability to work within Special Projects, Progress Notes, and/or Service Tickets Team as business needs may indicate. Processes new patient enrollment, and insurance verifications when necessary. Filing of all documents for patients and company files Place orders with outside vendors for patient drop ship orders. Work miscellaneous projects and tasks on an as needed basis AUTHORITY: People: * Reports directly to the Branch Manager QUALIFICATIONS: Employee is required to have customer service experience. Must work well under pressure, be able to multi task, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must also have an excellent sense of priorities. Primary Work Location ===================== USA TN - Johnston City Additional Locations ==================== Work Shift ==========
          

Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

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Description:Relatient is a leading provider of integrated messaging solutions for practices, hospitals and health care systems. We take a patient-centered approach to engagement, utilizing the power of real-time clinical data to deliver timely messages between patients and their care providers.Named one of Deloittes 2018 Technology Fast 500 and a 2019 Red Herring Top 100 winner, Relatient is changing the way healthcare providers engage with their patients.We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our dynamic team in building platform solutions that integrate with Enterprise Health Care systems. We expect a Developer who will work hard, keep up in a fast-paced start up environment, and have fun! If you are looking to be challenged daily, make a huge impact and help define the future of patient engagement, we would love to have you join our team!The engineering team is based in the Cookeville, TN therefore some travel to Cookeville will be required for meetings, training, etc.Responsibilities
  • Be part of an Agile team of Internal and External Software Engineers to scope, design, develop, test, deploy and support technical solutions across a full stack of development tools and technologies; Maintain and help to improve coding process and standards to produce clean, efficient code with an eye toward maintainability, flexibility and high performance, balancing quality with delivery.
  • Ensure coding standards and quality are met, provide feedback and help build positive team dynamics, executing against best practices.
  • Build scalable solutions that perform under high transactional volume, handle large data set and are structured to support real-time reporting / analytics; Integrate with Enterprise Healthcare Systems, service providers and client environments via their published APIs or through alternative data transfer mechanisms..Requirements:
    • Demonstrated experience with the following: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/Node.JS, Java, and HTML/CSS
    • Experience utilizing Web Socket, Pub/Sub, Redis and OAuth technologies
    • Experience integrating and creating RESTful APIs
    • Understanding of Object-Oriented Programming
    • Experience implementing solutions on the AWS platform; EC2 and ElastiCache a plus; fluent with MySQL (or RDS equivalent)
    • Desired experience with Continuous Integration for testing and deployment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, you will be working in a collaborative environment with a diverse team of varying internal and external team members
    • A Bachelors Degree or Relevant Work Equivalent with 5+ years experience; previous experience with a growth phase technology company, particularly in Healthcare, a plusAbout RelatientFounded in 2014, our offices are located in historic Franklin and Cookeville, TN and include a casual, dynamic work environment with a spirit of innovation and growth.Our team consists of smart, driven, and creative people who are motivated to impact the way in which healthcare providers engage with their patients. Our platform takes a patient-centered approach to engagement, utilizing the power of real-time clinical data to deliver timely messages between patients and their care providers. Our platform effortlessly automates appointment reminders, patient billing and payment collection, satisfaction surveys, self-check-in, non-medical transportation and on demand messaging.What We Offer
      • Base salary plus incentives
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • Employer HSA match contribution
      • Employer paid Life Insurance
      • 100% employer paid long-term disability insurance
      • 401k
      • Generous PTO policy which includes 3 weeks paid time off plus all 9 paid holidays
      • Complimentary perks such as an annual employee awards banquet, holiday parties, monthly lunches, bottomless snacks and coffee
      • Casual culture with approachable leadership
      • Great office environments located in historic Franklin, TN and beautiful Cookeville, TN.To learn more about our organization please visit www.relatient.netRelatient is an equal employer. PI114694628
          

ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER (1) - GI Group - Belluno, Veneto

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Predisposizione ed invio della reportistica per la sede. Contratto a tempo determinato - in azienda. Gi Group S.p.A., Agenzia per il Lavoro (Aut.
Da GI Group - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:06:47 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Belluno, Veneto
          

CONTABILE ESPERTO/A D'AZIENDA PER SOSTITUZIONE MATERNITA' - iqmselezione - Belluno, Veneto

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 Preparazione, registrazione ed invio F24;  Predisposizione, controllo ed invio moduli Intrastat; CONTABILE ESPERTO/A D'AZIENDA PER SOSTITUZIONE MATERNITA'.
Da iqmselezione - Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:52:21 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Belluno, Veneto
          

V Rakúsku chcú postaviť najväčšie lyžiarske stredisko na ľadovci

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Prevádzkovatelia lanoviek a ďalší podnikatelia v turistickom ruchu v rakúskom Pitztale a Ötztale chcú tieto dve lyžiarske strediská prepojiť a vytvoriť tak najväčší športový areál na ľadovci na svete. Na svojich internetových stránkach o tom informuje nemecký denník Die Welt. Proti plánovaným prácam vo vysokohorskom teréne však protestujú ochrancovia prírody.
          

Account Executive, Regional (Northeast)

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Account Executive, Regional (Northeast) Location US-Remote-Northeast Job ID 14502 Overview of Job Function: The Account Executive is responsible to drive business in assigned accounts (new and installed as assigned) with a concentration on new add-on business and product expansion across the ( Northeast) territory . The AE is expected to identify, drive, and sell Verint solutions and maintain effective account relationships within their assigned territory. The AE is responsible to own and set the account strategy and vision, and develop a plan to execute the tactics and strategies necessary to hit both quarterly and annual sales objectives. This role will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective cross functional relationships and interactions with other internal departments such as Pre-Sales, Channels, Sales Operations, Product House and Customer Support to name a few. Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities: - Execute the Company's sales strategies and achieve established sales quota in the assigned territory by identifying business opportunities through territory management, target account prospecting, and profiling. - Responsible to lead all regularly scheduled calls and assign tasks with accountability to the virtual team members. - Owns the Executive relationships and responsible for understanding the customers' business needs and direction. - Be up to speed with all current events within the account, understand the political landscape, be able to manage relationships at all levels, and be able to map our solutions to help them meet their business objectives. - Develops and owns the overall sales pipeline and responsible for both closing and prospecting into Verint's top accounts. - Effectively conducts interaction with accounts at all levels; face to face calls, conference calls, webex, and email communications. - Thoroughly assess the customer's needs and present the appropriate solution, utilizing the region's Solutions Engineer(s) as needed. - Serves as a focal point for customer support issue escalation and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty with customers. - Provide effective sales presentations and product demonstrations to assigned customers and prospects. - Maintain effective relationships with established customers and develop strategies to maximize revenue opportunities through increased portfolio usage. - Provide the sales management team with accurate and timely reporting of activities including weekly and monthly sales forecasts, the status of the sales pipeline and results of prospecting activities. - Provide routine and accurate updates to the Company's sales database with account activity and status. - Maintain a comprehensive and on-going knowledge of Verint products and technology, as well as industry trends. Minimum Requirements: - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience - Five (5) years of sales experience and success in selling high value, complex, and long sales cycle enterprise software and/or high value services. - Proven and successful sales track record of quota attainment - Must be able to effectively prospect and identify business opportunities, conduct needs analysis and present and close solutions sales to targeted accounts. - Effective and Professional presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal are required with the ability to penetrate and establish relationships with customer's senior level executives. - Must possess excellent negotiation and closing skills with the proven ability to qualify prospects from both an operational and financial standpoint - Travel approximately 50-75%. - Successful completion of a background screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search, OFAC, SS Verification, as well as credit and drug screening, where applicable and in accordance with federal and local regulations - The ability to obtain the necessary credit line required to travel Preferred Requirements: - Working knowledge of value added ROI business process sales engagements / tools - Knowledge of Workforce Management, and /or CRM/ERP software background desired - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent sales experience As an equal opportunity employer, Verint Systems Inc. prides itself in providing employees with a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. This means we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to one's race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, Veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, leave of absence or termination.
          

Surgical Technician PRN

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Description SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Are you currently working with a healthcare provider with aculture and work life balance you are looking for? Would you be interestedbeing a part of an organization recognized as--World---s Most Admired Company--by--FortuneMagazine--that would allow you to focus onyour chosen specialty areas with the geographic flexibility of 250+ locationsacross the U.S. and England? HCA provides that along with annually dedicating30,000+ volunteer hours and millions of dollars to the communities weserve.--HCAat a glance
Now celebrating 50years at--Memorial Hospital has been a leader in providing quality healthcare toNortheast Florida. Memorial Hospital is a 454-bed acute care hospital offeringa full line of services, including 24-hour emergency care at three different locations.We feature an accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Stroke Center, dedicatedHeart Center, Bone and Joint Center, and Memorial's maternity center, SpecialBeginnings. Memorial is also aLevel II Trauma Center which means we provide a higher level of care for themost critically injured patients. It also means our standards and performanceare regularly reviewed by the Florida Department of Health.
HCA Healthcare is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious--Surgical Technician--to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

A few of the benefits we provide you:
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Hundreds of consumer discounts
  • Financial Fitness Program with a Certified Financial PlannerQualifications:
    • Social skills to positively engage with your patients, guests, physicians, and other employees
    • BLS-Healthcare provider
    • Graduate of a School of Surgical Technology--(required) and CST (required)
    • Minimum of one-year experience in a surgical technician position (required)Your Role:----As--a Surgical Technician, you will work with the dynamic team in surgical services.
      • Responsible for scrubbing, assisting, and anticipating the needs of the surgeon in all surgical procedures
      • Assist in setting up and operating appropriate instruments and equipment for surgical procedures
      • Responsible for maintaining the aseptic surgical environment before and during the surgical procedure
      • Actively involved with the preparation or the OR suite prior to case, throughout the date and end of shift closedown of the room and redistribution in instruments, supplies and equipmentBE A PART OF AN ORGANIZATION THAT INVESTS INYOU!----If you arelooking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, weencourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highlyqualified you will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the possibilitiesand apply today!--Our Mission- Above all else, we are committed to thecare and improvement of human life.--We are an equal opportunity employer and valuediversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability status.
        Notice Our Company---s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at--privacy@hcahealthcare.com

        Company Description:

        HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
          

SALES SERVICE ADVISOR I - Gilbert Riggs

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SunIRef:Sales:title SALES & SERVICE ADVISOR I - Gilbert & Riggs BBVA Compass 2,579 reviews - Chandler, AZ BBVA Compass 2,579 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Company: Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass Location: Chandler, Arizona. United States Job type: Employment - Retail Banking - Branch Published on: 21st October 2019 Our Company At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organisation to make that happen. Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance. We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritising innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make. The customer comes first. We think big. We are one team. Job description Performs as a hybrid teller/financial sales advisor position whose primary responsibilities include identifying opportunities to match client needs with banking solutions, conducting teller transactions, and managing the lobby. They will serve as a teller during high traffic hours and will focus on sales during non-peak hours to maximize sales production. Responsibilities Contributes to branch profitability by exceeding all personal sales goals as determined by management. Strengthens customer relationships through cross-selling and up-selling to maximize retention and income generation by contacting existing and prospective customers using the established sales process. Executes relationship banking while delivering an exceptional customer experience. Assists all customers with teller transactions, account maintenance and problem resolution while providing financial solutions. Performs all activies with general supervision, ensuring compliance with consumer and business regulations, laws and policies. Education/Experience High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). One (1) year customer service and cash handling experience required. One (1) year proactive sales (cross-selling, up-selling or referring products) preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Lic/Cert/Reg Required: None required Preferred: None preferred At BBVA, we believe that having a team made up of people with different ways of viewing the world and of taking on each challenge makes us a better bank. That is why we actively support diversity and inclusion, and we invite you to apply, regardless of your race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, experience, studies, etc. We nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment that enables us to show and develop the best we each have to offer. Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)). Individuals with Disabilities BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch invite all interested and qualified applicants to apply for employment opportunities. If you are a U.S.-based job seeker with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by emailing: ******************************** or by calling toll-free (in the U.S.) 1-************. Please indicate the specific type of assistance needed*. The disability access telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related or technical issues, will not receive a response. EEO Statement BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. BBVA Compass - Just posted report job - original job
          

Java Developer

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Description
  • Java/j2ee
  • Implementing java microservices based application
  • Working on React JAVA, J2EE, microservices, build tools such as ant, maven, SCM Tools, Enterprise class web application.
  • Working Spring Cloud, Microsevices, spring boot, redis, NoSQL database, spring security, REST Web services. - provided by Dice
          

Platform Engineer Job posting in #Madison #ITjobs

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OVERVIEW Sentry is seeking an experienced IT professional to join our Application Platform Services team as a Platform Engineer. In this role, your core responsibilities include researching, installation, maintenance, performance, and support of critical application and data delivery platforms that enable the Company's IT operations. A significant focus will be on automation of many of the core tasks associated with these responsibilities. In this position you will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of technologies and work closely with infrastructure and application teams as well as management across the entire IT organization. Additionally, you will be part of a dedicated team of engineers that sit at the intersection of software engineering and IT infrastructure. If you have a passion for automating application delivery and making Information Technology the best it can be, we want to talk to you! This position can be filled as a Platform Administrator or Platform Engineer based on the selected candidate's related skills and experience. WHAT YOU'LL DO - Regularly engage with application development teams to provide technical direction and guidance in automating application and infrastructure deployments. - Maintain knowledge of and researches application platforms as well as technological advances to effectively address the ongoing demands for enhancements to existing systems and services by participating in internal and external training opportunities. - Support and enhance Sentry's application delivery solutions (both 3rd party and internally developed). - Investigate and aid other infrastructure service areas when troubleshooting service delivery or performance issues. - Collaborate in a team environment that insists on the highest standards. - Challenge yourself, your team, and the Company to learn and grow with a focus on reaching maximum potential. - Work closely with teammates to continuously improve solutions focused on providing consistent, reliable, and repeatable levels of service that empower our IT and business partners to deliver highly effective solutions. WHAT IT TAKES - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience - 2+ years of related work experience. - Competence in at least one major scripting technology (Python, Perl, Powershell, Ruby) and able to leverage these skills to automate repeatable tasks. Coding experience in .NET or Java is a plus. - Experience administering one or more of the following platforms: RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, F5, AWS ALB/ELB or other HTTP load balancers, IIS, or Tomcat. - Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment solutions such as Jenkins, or Infrastructure-as-Code tooling (e.g. Chef, Terraform, CloudFormation). - The mindset of a lifelong learner with an eye toward continuous improvement and a desire to innovate. - Experience in Cloud (AWS) computing is highly desired. - Strong technical, analytical and communication skills. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE There is a reason why Sentry made Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At Sentry, we recognize there are many factors that contribute to your overall satisfaction both at work, and in your personal life. So, we provide a perfect mixture of compensation, benefits, company culture, and resources to ensure your everyday happiness. Below are some benefits that you'll receive. - Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every day. - Generous Paid-Time Off Plan for you to enjoy time out of the office. - 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help fund your future. - Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle. - Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending. - Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand. - Volunteer Time Off so you can dedicate time to the community. - Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving. HOW YOU'LL APPLY If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online. ABOUT SENTRY All of us at Sentrymore than 4,000 associateshave various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income. Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth. Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority. Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST Thank you for your interest in Sentry! Laura Kaczmarski ***************************
          

Programme des mercredis 06/11/19 et 13/11/19

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Mercredi 6 novembre 2019
compétition handball pour les multi-activités
Cirque et escalade: entraînement aux horaires habituels.
 
 
Mercredi 13 novembre 2019
CROSS district au CAPérigueux
Départ 12h45 retour 16h30
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Tuesday news: Be sure you vote today

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Back to gerrymandering. Lawmakers back to begin new Congress map (AP reports) -- Legislators are already starting the process of redrawing the state's current congressional map after state judges last week blocked its use because they said there was evidence of likely excessive partisan bias in those districts. The following are members of the committee: Sen. Ralph Hise (co-chair), Sen. Warren Daniel, Sen. Chuck Edwards, Sen. Paul Newton, Sen. Jim Perry, Sen. Dan Blue, Sen. Ben Clark, Sen. Toby Fitch; Rep. David Lewis (co-chair), Rep. Destin Hall (co-chair), Rep. Elmer Floyd, Rep. Ed Goodwin, Rep. Pricey Harrison, Rep. Kelly Hastings, Rep. Robert Reives, Rep. John Torbett, Rep. Harry Warren, and Rep. Shelly Willingham.

Most of the Hofeller files are no longer protected by court confidentiality (N.C. Policy Watch reports) -- Tens of thousands of documents from the late, renowned GOP mapmaker Tom Hofeller are no longer considered confidential by a court in Wake County. Digital files related to Hofeller’s redistricting work in North Carolina, Arizona, Virginia, Missouri, Nassau County (New York), Nueces County (Texas) and Galveston County (Texas) are no longer subject to a protective order,

Pipeline interview transcripts released ahead of Friday hearing -- Officials at DEQ tell the legislature's private investigators they didn't feel pressure to shade Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit decisions.

State courts can’t get involved in ICE detentions, Mecklenburg sheriff says -- In the past, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have detained or even deported people they shouldn’t have, including U.S. citizens. The N.C. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could stop such people from going to stte courts for help in the future.

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Por qué tu marca tiene que estar presente en el Cyber Monday & Black Friday

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Porque es uno de los eventos mundiales más importantes y rentables en materia de ecommerce. Porque el ambiente se transforma y hay mucha más intención de compra y predisposición en todos los usuarios que están esperando esta fecha. Porque es el momento de que te dediques de lleno en tu negocio, evalúes costos, organices tu ...
          

FINANCIAL SALES ADVISOR

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SunIRef:Sales:title FINANCIAL SALES ADVISOR Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass - Tucson, AZ Our Company At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organisation to make that happen. Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance. We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritising innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make. The customer comes first. We think big. We are one team. Job description Matches customer needs and banking products and services for consumer and small business customers through face to face and over the phone conversations in order to serve customers while supporting the bank''s objectives. Leverage the customer conversation process and sales tools to deliver our solutions as appropriate to customers and prospects. Responsibilities Responsible for new account openings, cross-selling and referrals of all bank products. Uncovers sales and service opportunities using the established sales process . Provides customers with proper financial advice to support their growth into high value relationships. Strengthens relationships through cross-selling and up-selling to maximize retention and income generation. Ensures all deposit, loan and investment account documentation meets consumer and business regulations, laws and policies. Education/Experience High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. Bachelor''s degree preferred. One (1) year of proactive sales experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Lic/Cert/Reg Preferred: Life and Health insurance licenses, Series 6 (Limited-Investment Securities License), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) At BBVA, we believe that having a team made up of people with different ways of viewing the world and of taking on each challenge makes us a better bank. That is why we actively support diversity and inclusion, and we invite you to apply, regardless of your race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, experience, studies, etc. We nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment that enables us to show and develop the best we each have to offer. Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)). Individuals with Disabilities BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch invite all interested and qualified applicants to apply for employment opportunities. If you are a U.S.-based job seeker with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by emailing: ******************************** or by calling toll-free (in the U.S.) 1-************. Please indicate the specific type of assistance needed*. The disability access telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related or technical issues, will not receive a response. EEO Statement BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. BBVA Compass Bancshares - Today report job - original job
          

Environmental Services Supervisor PRN

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St. Lucie Medical Center
Port St. Lucie, FL--Facility Description:
St. Lucie Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care facility accredited by The Joint Commission and designated a Top Performing Hospital. Since 1983, SLMC has continually provided quality care to the Treasure Coast community. The combined efforts of more than 350 skilled physicians and more than 800 dedicated employees have resulted in one of the most comprehensive healthcare facilities in Port St. Lucie. St. Lucie Medical Center offers a full range of services that include a birthing center, cardiac catheterization lab, cancer care, minimally-invasive techniques, digital mammography, general and vascular surgery and wound care and hyperbarics. It is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, Blue Distinction Maternity Care and Blue Distinction+ for Hip and Knee. Additionally, SLMC is home to the only Senior-Friendly ER and Orthopedic & Spine Institute.--St. Lucie Medical Center is a member of the nation---s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA has been named one of Ethisphere---s World---s Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!--Benefits:We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.-- --JOB SUMMARY:--The Environmental Services Supervisor is responsible for coordinating departmental activities through personnel resources.-- The position supervises work productivity of staff to ensure clean, orderly hospital image in public / work units / patient areas ensuring department---s quality standards are obtained.-- Assists the Department Manager in overall operation of staffing needs, problem solving concerns, and meet the hospital---s strategic growth plans.-- Completes evaluations of staff with the guidance of Manager. Instructs employees in all required hospital codes.-- Trains new employees on assigned duties.-- Completes daily rounds on floors and conducts quality checks on a daily basis.-- The position will attend Bed Board meetings and updates Bed Board status in the computer--
  • Round floors, closely monitor employees to obtain expected productivity levels as well as quality of work and ensure patient care centers are maintained to the highest levels in order to achieve optimum HCAPS scores.
  • Responsible for conducting quality checks in all areas, patient rooms, and common areas.
  • Responsible for daily departmental activities utilizing available resources.
  • Attends Bed Board meetings to get a clear picture of census, discharges, admissions, and any other activity in the hospital.
  • Assists in preparing daily assignments and adjusts routine when needed to ensure all areas are staffed and cleaned properly.
  • Checks daily census and assigns staff accordingly to maximize productivity.
  • Resolved problems arising from patient and staff complaints documenting action taken and communicates to the Director/Manger and fellow staff members.
  • Communicates effectively with nursing regarding staff assignments.
  • Coordinates with the Nursing Supervisor to set priorities and redistribute work stemming from a high occurrence of transfers and discharges.----Qualifications POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:--EDUCATION
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent, preferred.--EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years of supervisor experience in healthcare food and nutrition services preferred. --KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:----
  • Adaptability --- Effectively adapts to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Energy --- Maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary;
  • Empathy --- Deals effectively with others who may be experiencing stress and loss to reduce tension
  • Stress Tolerance --- Maintains stable performance under pressure
  • Communication --- Communicate clearly, proactively, and concisely with all key stakeholders, customers, and management
  • Customer Engagement --- Able to effectively engage with patients and family member as appropriate to meet there need and expectation for cleanliness during their stay--SPECIAL DEMANDS:------ Must be able to work in environments containing human blood and body fluids.-- Must be able to speak, write, and read in English.--Notice Our Company---s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at--privacy@hcahealthcare.com

    Company Description:

    HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
          

Surgical Technician PRN

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Are you currently working with a healthcare provider with a culture and work life balance you are looking for? Would you be interested being a part of an organization recognized as World---s Most Admired Company by Fortune Magazine that would allow you to focus on your chosen specialty areas with the geographic flexibility of 250+ locations across the U.S. and England? HCA provides that along with annually dedicating 30,000+ volunteer hours and millions of dollars to the communities we serve. HCA at a glance--Coliseum Northside is a 103-bed community hospital in Macon, GA, that specializes in orthopedics, spine care, bariatric surgery and gastric reflux disease. Coliseum Northside Hospital operates a full-service 24-hour emergency room with specialized pediatric care, has inpatient and outpatient surgery options, diagnostic services, and an orthopedic and spine center. Through our Georgia Bariatric Center, we provide the latest in weight loss surgery. We also offer outpatient services for sleep disorders, wound healing, as well as radiology and laboratory services. Our comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation center provides speech, occupational and physical therapy and has transportation services provided at no cost to our patients. You are encouraged to apply to join our team today!
A few of the benefits we provide you:
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Hundreds of consumer discounts
  • Financial Fitness Program with a Certified Financial Planner--Qualifications:
    • Social skills to positively engage with your patients, guests, physicians, and other employees.
    • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
    • BCLS
    • Specialty training beyond high school as evidenced by graduation of an accredited Surgical Tech program (preferred)-- Surgical Tech Certification (preferred)
    • Minimum of one-year experience in a surgical technician position. (preferred)Your Role: --As a Surgical Technician, you will work with the dynamic team in surgical services.
    • Responsible for scrubbing, assisting, and anticipating the needs of the surgeon in all surgical procedures.--
    • Assists in setting up and operating appropriate instruments and equipment for surgical procedures.
    • Responsible for maintaining the aseptic surgical environment before and during the surgical procedure.
    • Actively involved with the preparation or the OR suite prior to case, throughout the date and end of shift closedown of the room and redistribution in instruments, supplies and equipment.
      Our Mission- Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. --The most important part of that mission statement are those first three words, ---Above all else.--- Before we care about strategy and growth, it is about the patient and that personal connection. We live that out every single day! --We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
      Qualifications --Notice Our Company---s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at--privacy@hcahealthcare.com

      Company Description:

      HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Trofarello - Zona: Collina

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NOVITA'!!! (ULTIMA SOLUZIONE DISPONIBILE !) In bellissima zona collinare, in quartiere residenziale di sole ville e case indipendenti, circondata dal verde ma comoda ad ogni tipo di servizio, disponiamo in modernissima location residenziale di sole sette unita' abitative, Ultima appartamento con ampio giardino di proprieta'. Il complesso e' edificato in soli due piani abitativi, costruita in Classe Energetica "A", evidenziando percio' il massimo rendimento di risparmio energetico e fornita quindi di impianto fotovoltaico e pannelli solari. Curata nei minimi particolari estetici ed architettonici e rifinita con materiali di alto e ricercato design.L'Appartamento in questione e' posto al Piano Terreno, posizione angolare quindi libero e circondato sui tre dall'ampio giardino di proprieta'. Il suo interno e' suddiviso in da un ingresso su l'ampia zona giorno "living" con cucina a vista da dove si accede direttamente sul confortevole terrazzino coperto che accompagna al giardino di proprieta', 2 camere da letto entrambe matrimoniali, anch'esse con sbocco diretto sulla zona verde, un servizio arredato con doccia doppia e sanitari sospesi, un spazioso ripostiglio e l'ampia "serra Bioclimatica", locale ideale da utilizzare sia in estate che in inverno in quanto riscaldato, come ulteriore vano utile all'abitazione, o semplicemente da utilizzare come lavanderia/stireria. L'appartamento ha di proprieta' una grande cantina di circa 20mq posta al piano interrato, e un posto auto coperto collocato all'interno del cortile comune gia' compreso nel prezzo di vendita. Si da la possibilita' di scelta delle finiture interne, quali piastrelle, rivestimento bagno e porte interne da un capitolato di assoluto livello, con riscaldamento a pavimento, predisposizione di impianto di allarme, impianto di climatizzazione, tapparelle automatizzate! Soluzione in pronta consegna!
          

woolrich usato donna “GOT” premieres Sunday

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Plus,decollete nere prada, William\'s father and stepmother,new balance 1500 limited edition, Duke of Cambridge,codice occhiali ray ban, You can imagine it\'s like kind of a perfect storm. rewritten or redistributed. Inc. 5 Recap \'Once Upon A Time\' Po
          

WISE-PaaS — облачная платформа для промышленного интернета вещей

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WISE-PaaS — (Platform as a Service) облачная платформа Advantech для промышленного интернета вещей, объединяющая в себе различные инструменты для сбора, обработки, и визуализации данных, автоматизации, управления устройствами и системами искусственного интеллекта и машинного обучения. Платформа объединяет в себе несколько готовых наборов программных решений для построения комплексных систем в сфере промышленности, здравоохранения, производства, логистики и т.д.
Платформа WISE/PaaS может работать на мощностях облачных провайдеров Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) и Microsoft Azure, а так же локально на OpenStack.

В статье рассматриваются некоторые из программных продуктов комплекса WISE/PaaS, которые позволяют быстрее разрабатывать приложения, не отвлекаясь на построение инфраструктуры. Поддерживается запуск приложений на популярных языках: Java, .NET, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Grails, Scala on Lift, Python PHP, а так же основные движки баз данных MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ. Для визуализации данных доступен фреймворк Grafana. Отдельный набор программных инструментов для встраиваемых систем упрощает первичную настройку устройств, обновление прошивки и сбор данных с IoT-устройств.

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Democrats Take Virginia State Legislature for the First Time in Decades

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Shelby Talcott

Politics, Americas

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden takes selfies with supporters at a

Can they hold it?

Democrats took control of the Virginia state legislature Tuesday for the first time in decades, flipping both the state Senate and House.

All 140 seats were on the ballot for Tuesday’s election, and the Virginia vote was one of a few under scrutiny. Democrats fought to flip the state Senate and House, ultimately flipping both. This is the first time they have controlled the state government since 1994. A Democratic win in both chambers allows the party to control redistricting right before the 2020 census, CNN reported.

Prior to this vote, Republicans had control of the House of Delegates with 51 seats. The Democrats had 48 seats. Republicans also had control of the state Senate with 20 seats to Democrats’ 19 seats, and there was one vacancy in each chamber, according to CNN.

Republicans have been unable to win a statewide race since 2009, but previously had control of the Senate since 2014 and the House since 1999. In 2017, Democrats nabbed a win in the Virginia House of Delegates, but Republicans ended up gaining control after a controversial recount resulted in a lottery.

Virginia was one of the states to keep an eye on during the 2019 election because Republicans only had control of the Senate and House by small margins. Democrats had been hoping that a deep dislike for President Donald Trump in Virginia suburbs would allow them to flip the state, The New York Times reported. Virginia is the only southern state that Trump lost during his 2016 presidential election.

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Democrats Hopeful, Republicans Divided After Tuesday's Elections

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Shelby Talcott

Politics, Americas

Kentucky's Attorney General Andy Beshear, running for governor against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, reacts to statewide election results at his watch party in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

It's not clear what happens next.

  • Democrats saw wins in Kentucky and Virginia during Tuesday’s election, and reactions to the results varied greatly.
  • Many Democrats viewed the wins as a sign that there is an opening for the party in the 2020 presidential race.

  • Republicans appeared split, with some seeing the losses as a win for the party and others expressing worry for the future.

Tuesday’s election results saw liberals and some conservatives spotting an opening for Democrats in the 2020 presidential election while other Republicans, including President Donald Trump, played off the party losses.

Democrats took control of the Virginia state legislature for the first time in decades Tuesday, allowing the party to control redistricting before the 2020 census, CNN reported. In another flip, Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear claimed victory over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for the governor’s seat in Kentucky, a state Trump won in 2016.

Many blamed Bevin for the apparent loss rather than seeing it as a Republican-based issue. The governor was voted as the nation’s least favorite in a May poll and faced controversy over various comments throughout his time in office. Some Republicans highlighted the close race and noted that Trump, who endorsed Bevin, was the only reason that the results ended up being so close.

“The President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end,” Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement, according to The Hill.

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By living healthy get rid of your body fat and give your metabolism a kick start

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Losing weight is no easy task, we see all types of advertisements but the saying kicks in “No Gain without Pain”. To put it in simple words losing weight is another way of saying rediscovering your health. Healthy living is losing your body weight; below I am discussing some of my personal steps that have helped me achieve my goals in rediscovering my body after turning 40 and hopefully I can help you rediscover yours as well.

If you want to lose weight fast, then these are 3 of the best exercises for fast weight loss that I have listed below that will help you lose weight in record time.

1. Interval running: Running has the potential to burn more calories per amount of time worked than any other exercise there is. No, I don’t mean jogging. You can use walking, then jogging as a way to prepare yourself to be able to run in the future. Running on hard surfaces creates stress on your knee joints. Make sure you wear a good pair of shoes and if required a good quality knee brace will help you keep that stress away.

2. Rowing: I love rowing. Rowing is a complete body workout and can be done outside on a lake, in the comfort of your own home, or at a gym. It burns a lot of calories and builds lean muscle.

3. Squat Presses: This exercise is well known to trainers and athletes alike, but not to the mainstream. It is simply taking a dumbbell or a barbell, then doing a squat. As you come to the top of your squat, you press the dumbbells (or barbell) above your head and then bring it back down and repeat

Exercise and yoga are really best way to reduce weight. Yoga helps you to control your stress level and very important factor to take control of your own life, stress is one big factor which leads you to an unhealthy life style.

Your daily food and water intake also helps in determining if you are living a healthy life style.

1: Drink at least 9-15 litres of water in a day
2:Take a morning walk 2-5 kms each day
3:Before your morning walk take lemon juice (Take lemon , one spoon of honey in one glass of warm water stir it well and drink it).
4: After your walks refrain from eating for about 30 minutes and let your body use up that extra fat stored.
5: Avoid junk and oily diet, homemade food salad and lots of fiber based greens are a new way of life.

Anything which has the 3 whites (WWW) (Wheat, Sugar, Salt) should be reduced to minimum. All types of breads if you can avoid after 6 PM is the best way to reduce your body weight. Watch healthy people how they maintain their bodies especially some of the older fit generations.

 

 


          

10 Steps To Beat High Blood Pressure

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Hypertension is better known as high blood pressure and it is a problem that seriously impacts about one adult in four.  The problem gets worse with age because the heart and arteries are less efficient in doing their job of pumping blood around the body.  High blood pressure for many adults is caused by a poor diet, which is high in salt, sugar and fats combined with a lack of exercise.  Fortunately though, the human body is resilient and so you can lower your blood pressure if you take 10 steps to beat high blood pressure now.

Diet

Of course, if you are looking to lower your blood pressure and avoid taking myriad pharmaceutical drugs, the first place you should start is through your diet.  Making some changes to your diet can help you to put off the regime of pills and supervision in your most advanced years.

So what are some heart friendly, lower cholesterol foods?

Fish

Fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which raises the amount of good cholesterol and thus lowers the bad and lowers your blood pressure with it. That is a nice two for one deal, isn’t it?

Fruits and Vegetables

Doctors recommend ramping up your intake of leafy green vegetables and fruits to lower blood pressure.

Whole Grains

Whole grains help by reducing your overall intake of food, increasing levels of potassium and decreasing insulin resistance in your body. Insulin, in case you have forgotten, is what our pancreas is filled with and depleting it (Type II Diabetes) comes with a whole host of other problems.

Exercise

Riding off in the sunset together are a good diet with a good exercise program.  As long as you don't have an incredibly high blood pressure or a very low blood pressure, you should be able to exercise safely.  Start out by doing things like swimming, walking and yoga for seniors. Exercise will help you become more fit and relaxed and that in turn will lead to a lower blood pressure naturally.

When The Going Gets Rough, The Tough Sit This Round Out

High blood pressure over a long period of time is often synonymous with stress.  Although it is not conclusive that perpetual stress will lead to high blood pressure, it is thought that the lifestyle that accompanies high stress does. With the verdict still out, why test it? Just relax and “sit this one out.” Odds are in your favor that your body will thank you for it. Apart from yoga, mediation and tai chi can both do wonders to minimize stress, which in turn can lower your blood pressure.

Just Say No To Cigarettes

There are no benefits what so over to smoking. Cigarettes clog and constrict your arteries, which minimize blood flow to your heart. Although the act itself doesn’t raise your blood pressure, over time with constricted arteries, if a heart attack doesn’t follow, an aneurysm will. Additionally, it fills your lungs with carbon monoxide, which makes it difficult for you to exercise. It also makes your clothes and breath smell, and nobody will want to be around you. With no one around to complain to when your stress gets bad, your blood pressure doesn’t stand a chance at reduction.

If You Do Nothing Else On This List, Do Sleep!

Ah, the eternal quest for sleep! Despite all the conclusive evidence that good, restful sleep is beneficial, intelligent as we humans are, we continue to go without ample sleep each night. Sleep is a chance for the body to restore itself and without sufficient sleep, the risk of high blood pressure increases.  Although every body is different, on average, most people require about eight hours of (preferably) uninterrupted sleep to reap all of the health benefits and wake up refreshed.

Weight Loss

It doesn't take much weight loss to knock your blood pressure down to something more manageable. Losing as little as ten to 20 pounds can immediately reduce blood pressure. The trick though is to not only lose the weight, but also to keep it off through a healthier diet and physical activities.  And being a senior living in assisted living housing is no excuse for being overweight. In fact, no longer on your own, you have numerous people around you to keep you at a healthy weight.

Slow Breathing

Some researchers have found that 15 minutes a day of slow breathing can help you lower blood pressure.  This is because you are forcing yourself to relax and slow down. Minimizing your stress can help your whole body slow down and thus lower blood pressure. When it seems as though it is someone’s mission to annoy you (whether it is one of your grown kids who can’t seem to get his or her life together or the person who cut in front of you on the grocery line), rather than react and “stress out,” instead, practice controlled breathing. Although the situation hasn’t changed, your reaction to it has.

Cook At Home

Instead of eating out frequently, try cooking at home.  Many restaurants, especially fast food joints, use far too much salt in their cooking and high sodium intake is guaranteed to raise your blood pressure. Cooking at home gives you far more control over what is going in.  Here’s a health tip: If you are accustomed to using salt in your cooking, reduce the salt and add Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Oregano. Your food will taste just as good, if not better and you have replaced salt with an alternative that is both tasty and healthful. 

Dark Chocolate and Red Wine

Not only will two glasses of wine per day help keep the doctor away, so will dark chocolate. Both contain flavinols, which are natural antioxidants and offer the added benefit of lowering blood pressure.

Prescription Drugs

If at all possible, your goal should be to avoid statins as long as possible. They should only be taken when diet combined with exercise aren’t doing what they should to keep your blood pressure in normal range. For some, this simply isn’t possible and quite often is due to a predisposition to high blood pressure. Indeed, African Americans have a significantly higher prevalence to hypertension than do Caucasians. If your doctor and you decide that it is best to start taking statins, it is important that your doctor continue monitoring your blood pressure when you are on these drugs.


          

Osteoporosis, lead, and baby boomers

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Osteoporosis, lead, and baby boomers: When time gets the lead out.

Recent research indicates that lead accumulated in young skeletons can re-emerge in later life. Health effects can result. Who is at risk?

One aspect of the demographic bulge called the baby boom is often overlooked: This very large population group was born and matured during a period of rapid changes in the environment. In many ways, this generation differs from both preceding and succeeding generations in the types and amounts of environmental exposures it has received.

One common exposure for youthful baby boomers was to lead: The boomers grew up during the peak years of the modern love affair with the automobile. Increased automotive traffic required increased use of automotive fuels, which, for most of the period, contained lead. This fuel use in turn resulted in extensive deposition of lead in the environment.

Moreover, this same time period saw unprecedented expansion in housing stocks in the US-- all of which needed to be painted, and many of which were painted with lead-based paint. Some of the same buildings had lead-soldered plumbing, which leached lead into drinking water. Some families replace home canned foods with commercial foods in lead soldered cans.

Baby boom lead exposures -- the contribution of leaded gas

Most people are familiar by now with the idea that lead-based paint is a primary source for lead exposure. Less well known is that automotive fuel deposited as much lead in the environment in 60 years as lead paint did in over a century. The paint was used throughout the country in and on all kinds of structures, and its use peaked in the 1920's, when the US economy was primarily rural, and relied on rail transport. In contrast, lead from automotive fuel, was deposited in the environment disproportionately in urban areas, as a result of automotive traffic in and out of urban centers. The lead from automotive exhaust was deposited primarily as dust.

Researchers estimate that there are 4 to 5 million metric tons of lead in the environment as the result of automotive fuel use. Leaded gasoline was used between 1929 and 1989; peak use occurred in the early 1970s. Most of the gasoline lead was emitted from automobile exhaust pipes as a fine lead dust. The remainder wound up in car motor oil or was trapped on internal surfaces of the engine and exhaust system. The lead dust is mobile in the environment, capable of being tracked into buildings, released by horticultural, gardening, and building activities, washed into water supplies, and other incidents that mobilize soil and dust.

By the time the boomers' skeletons were at their maximum mineral density (early adulthood), they had had ample opportunities to absorb and retain lead in their bones. Absorption of lead through inhalation might have occurred through exposure to automotive exhaust, or by handling gasoline in the course of fueling vehicles or doing household chores. Lead could have been ingested by drinking water from lead-soldered plumbing, or eating foods from lead soldered cans. Exposures to lead from paint could have happened in several ways. One is handling or being exposed to lead -based paints removed from or applied to homes, schools, and other buildings during renovations. Children could have absorbed lead through either inhalation of fumes and dusts, or through deliberate or inadvertent ingestion of lead paint chips, fragments, and dusts.

Everything has to be somewhere: Lead in bone

This is due to lead's behavior in the body. Lead competes with calcium for the same sites in the body, including the skeleton. It can mimic calcium in various body processes, and when it does, it can disrupt the very processes in which it is involved. Thus when lead is substituted for calcium in the nervous system, the transmission processes of the nervous system are derailed. If this occurs during the formation of the nervous system, the effects can be life-long. Similarly, if lead fills in for calcium during bone formation, it becomes part of the bone structure, where it remains until it is released.

At the time of lead exposure, if sufficient calcium and other nutrients are not present in the body, ingested lead can be easily absorbed into the body, and become incorporated into the body's tissues. Adults absorb about 10% of the lead they ingest, while children absorb about 50%.

"Absorbed lead enters the blood and reaches the bones and soft tissues of the body, including the liver, from which it is gradually excreted. . . .Lead is not excreted at the same rate as it is absorbed,. . .[but] continually accumulates in the body tissues with age," according to researcher Marjorie Peraza. Regardless of where lead comes from, once inside the body, it can be delivered to the skeleton and incorporated in new cells produced in bone tissue. Lead in blood and other soft tissues has a half-life of 35 days; but lead in bone has a half-life of 5 to 20 years.

Bone and lead dynamics

Most people are aware of bone changes associated with old age-- brittle bones, shrinking stature, osteoporosis, and hip fracture. However, bone tissue is dynamic and undergoes changes throughout life. Very rapid growth in infancy, and 'spurts' of growth during youth, involve dramatic changes in the skeleton, including accumulations of minerals (and toxic heavy metals like lead, if exposures occur during these periods). Once incorporated into the skeleton, lead becomes a source of "endogenous" exposure-- exposures arising from within the body. Such exposures can occurat different stages of life, and for a variety of reasons. For instance:

  • Pregnancy and lactation are periods of significant changes in bone, which releases large quantities of calcium into the bloodstream in response to hormonal signals. The released calcium serves to support the pregnancy, and later, milk production. Researchers have found that lead accumulated in maternal bone during growth can be released along with the calcium during pregnancy and lactation, resulting in exposures to both the mother and the child.. Maternal blood lead levels fluctuate during pregnancy, with lead levels increasing in the second half of pregnancy. This is the period during which the fetal skeleton undergoes rapid mineralization, and hormonal changes in the mother favor mineral turnover in her skeleton at the same time, a process that can liberate lead stored in the mother's bone. [See Rothenberg in Sources, below.] Researchers have been able to determine that lead in the blood of pregnant and lactating mothers derived from bone stores of lead, not diet at the time of pregnancy and lactation. [See Gulson in Sources.] "Mobilization of lead from skeletal stores during pregnancy and lactation may constitute a potential threat to the fetus during critical stages of organ development," according to researcher R.A. Goyer.
  • At any stage of life, bone mass loss can occur if conditions warrant it: Endocrine, liver, and kidney disease can cause bone loss, as can certain cancers and some metabolic disorders. Long-term use of steroids like prednisone can cause bone loss, as can heparin, and some anti-epilepsy drugs. Alcohol use can contribute to osteoporosis, as can dietary deficiencies due to alcoholism. Nutritional deficiencies arising from insufficient food intake, eating disorders, 'fad' weight loss diets, and medical conditions that interfere with food intake can all promote bone loss. Immobilization from illness or injury causes bone to lose density. Astronauts have experienced bone thinning due to weightlessness.
  • Some bone loss is related to the passage of time, and it starts long before the familiar "old age" signs are present: After age 40, both men and women lose about 5% to 10% of their bone mass each decade. In women after menopause different stages of life, and for a variety of reasons. For instance: [not undergoing estrogen replacement therapy], bone mass loss speeds up five to seven fold until about age 70, when the rate of bone loss returns to the premenopausal 5% to 10% rate per decade.

Regardless of the cause, when bone mass is lost, lead stored in the skeleton can be released along with the bone's minerals. For boomers who stockpiled lead in their bones during early exposures, lead may present a dual risk: People may be at increased risk for osteoporosis if they have lead in their bones; and people who release lead from their bones may suffer effects from the released lead.

Lead and osteoporosis

Lead is a risk factor for osteoporosis both because it is stored in the skeleton, and because bone is a target tissue for lead toxicity, according to researcher R.A. Goyer. As lead, a non-bone material incorporated into bone, is released into the body during normal body processes, it accelerates the process whereby bone mass diminishes. Lead also has direct, complex toxic effects on bone cell function, and may indirectly alter how bone cells develop, and how they function. These effects appear to occur partly because lead alters critical hormone levels in the body. Lead may also alter bone cell function by disturbing the ability of bone cells to respond to hormonal stimuli; even if circulating levels of the hormones in the body are within normal range, the bone cells may not respond to them normally. Lead may also disrupt normal processes that control the activities of bone cells. It may inhibit enzymes that affect bone cell functions. In all these ways, lead in bone may threaten bone health and structural integrity.

Health effects of lead

Most people have an image of lead poisoning: an infant eating lead paint chips, and suffering brain damage. This image is correct, but it is partial: If the infant's mother released large quantities of lead during pregnancy and nursing, the baby was exposed before birth-- long before paint chips posed a direct threat to him. And the baby's brain may not have been the only organ damaged by lead: Lead exposure causes injury to many of the body's systems. "Lead causes many adverse health effects, including toxicity of the nervous, hematopoietic [blood], renal [kidney], endocrine and skeletal systems, with the [central nervous system]CNS as the key organ," according to researcher Marjorie Peraza.

Another way in which the popular image of lead poisoning is misleading is age-related: Although infants and their nervous systems are particularly vulnerable, "people can suffer lead-related health effects throughout life. Toxicity, which is both age and lead dose dependent, occurs from low-level exposures from various environmental sources, including air, food and water.

Acute symptoms

Symptoms of acute lead poisoning are well known. In children, onset is usually sudden, with vomiting, altered gait, seizures and alterations of consciousness. In severe cases the seizures may become intractable, and coma may follow. In retrospect, parents may realize that in the days or weeks prior to the onset of these symptoms, the child had been irritable and uninterested in play. Clinically, the child may be anemic and may experience kidney damage. Death can occur at very high levels.

In adults, acute lead poisoning symptoms may develop over several weeks. There may be personality changes, a metallic taste in the mouth, headache and loss of appetite with abdominal discomfort. Then vomiting, constipation and crampy, colicky pain ensue. Except at very high levels, adults usually do not have alterations in consciousness, seizures or coma as the result of lead poisoning. The exception to this rule is lead poisoning induced by inhaling lead from gasoline: this can produce toxic psychosis. Clinically, high levels of lead can produce damage in the peripheral nervous system, kidney damage, and in men, decreased fertility. Production of red blood cells may be reduced, and anemia may result. Very high levels of exposure can cause death. Chro

Chronic symptoms

Chronic lead poisoning may produce subtle alterations in health. People affected by these changes may not even experience symptoms, or realize that they symptoms they do have are related to lead. In children, low levels of lead can inhibit growth, affect hearing, and cause small but significant reductions in IQ. Higher levels can produce more developmental toxicity, as well as alterations in blood cells and in the nervous system. Still higher levels can inhibit metabolism of vitamin D (essential for bone growth and health). Children experiencing these effects may not seem ill, but rather appear to have behavioral or attention problems. Most clinicians are aware that children may suffer these effects as the result of lead exposure, may screen affected children for blood lead levels, and recommend steps to remove the child from further exposure to lead.

In adults, chronic lead poisoning may be, or appear to be, silent. Increased hypertension may be present at low levels of lead, but may not be attributed to lead. Both men and women experience reductions in a blood component, erythrocyte protoporphyrin, but women experience this effect at lower levels than do men. Reduced hearing and increased hypertension are seen at higher levels. At yet higher levels, symptoms of acute poisoning intervene. At levels below those required to induce acute symptoms, health effects from lead may be attributed to aging, heredity or lifestyle. Health effects may be treated symptomatically, and lead exposures (either environmental or arising from bone metabolism) may be overlooked.

Nutrition and lead absorption

Inadequate diet can promote lead absorption-- and adequate diet can protect against it. A recent review [see M. Peraza in Sources] of the interactions of diet and metal absorption noted the following about lead:

Lead competes with calcium in the body, and calcium deficiency can promote lead absorption. Studies have indicated that adequate calcium in the diet can inhibit lead absorption, but that amounts of calcium in excess of normal requirements does not have a proportionally protective effect-- more is not particularly better.

  • Adequate dietary phosphorus also inhibits lead absorption. In diets deficient in both calcium and phosphorus, the two deficiencies have an additive effect, increasing lead absorption.
  • Vitamin D plays a key role in absorbing calcium, phosphorus, and other nutrient minerals, as well as absorption of metals like lead. In people with diets deficient in calcium, a vitamin D hormone is produced in the intestinal tract. This hormone enhances absorption of calcium, but it also facilitates absorption of lead.
  • Iron deficiency promotes lead absorption, particularly in children.
  • Zinc intake inhibits lead absorption.
  • Diets adequate in total food intake, including fats, inhibit lead absorption. Frequency of meals also inhibits lead absorption.
  • Attention to diet during critical periods of growth and development can protect against lead absorption and its effects. Pregnant women, infants and children represent one group that can benefit from adequate diet. However, the need for adequate nutrition continues throughout life. Women may not become aware of the need for adequate dietary calcium until they approach menopause. But researcher R. A. Goyer notes that "The level of dietary calcium during the third decade of life [is]... important in determining bone density and risk of osteoporosis later in life." Some women may not be aware of the need for calcium until twenty years later, by which time bone density loss has been under way for a decade. Goyer also notes, " Dietary sodium increases urinary calcium loss. Smoking and alcohol abuse also decrease bone mineral content. Estrogen is an important determinant of bone density and calcium and other supplementation cannot repair other nutrient deficiencies, offset estrogen deprivation, or neutralize the untoward effects of unhealthy habits."S

Some highlights of nutritional needs throughout life:

Rapidly growing children and adolescents are at risk for incorporation of lead into growing bone, which can later serve as a source of internal exposure to lead. Teenage girls may be at particular risk, as their age predisposes them to weight loss regimens (and even eating disorders) that may result in inadequate intake of protective nutrients. Teenagers who take control of their food intake without guidance about what makes a diet adequate to protect health may make poor choices that have lasting effects on health in general, and on bone health in particular. In addition, this is the period of life when eating patterns and habits tend to become established. Habits acquired at this period can have effects on lifelong health.

With the onset of middle age, many people gain weight. Activity levels may decline, while caloric intake may remain the same as it was during more active youth. Some people may be encouraged by their physicians to lose weight, and virtually everyone in the US is under considerable pressure to conform to the ideal of slim "youthfulness." Weight loss programs that do not provide adequate nutrient intake can facilitate the bone density loss that is already under way in people in their 40s. In postmenopausal women there may be pressure to lose weight at the very time when their bone density loss has speeded up many fold from pre-menopausal levels. Most people in this age group are now aware that calcium intake is important to bone health, but they may not be aware of other nutrients that are important to bone health. They may assume that taking calcium supplements may provide all the protection necessary-- and they may be wrong.

Increasing age brings additional risks to nutritional adequacy. Declines in dental health and visual acuity may affect food choices, and increasing frailty may affect food preparation techniques and thus food choices. Increased medication intake can increase nutritional needs, and elderly patients may be unaware of these increased requirements. In addition, advancing age brings on the symptoms of frank osteoporosis, and increasing bone fragility may inhibit activities that can protect general health, and thus foster increased bone mineral loss.

Where does this leave the baby boomers? Some speculations.

High lead exposures, and risk factors that predispose absorption of lead, may have put this generation at risk for late life re-exposure to lead stored in bone. Consider the following:

  • The baby boomers potentially were exposed to increasingly high levels of lead from automotive exhaust, and from lead paint, almost from conception. At the time, the chronic effects of low level lead exposure were unknown, and attempts to avoid exposure were not made.
  • The boomers were perhaps the first generation to benefit from a rapidly increasing and improving food supply, but they were also the first generation to view weight loss as desirable for both looks and health. The sheer availability of food during boomer childhood and youth may not have resulted in corresponding health benefits, if food preferences and weight loss goals were primary determinants in food choices.
  • The phenomenon of popular fast foods high in protein, fat and sugar occurred during boomer adolescence-- a period when nutritional adequacy is particularly important for future health. The popularity of soft drinks in the same period may have displaced the intake of milk products for many during the same period.
  • Smoking reached an all-time high among boomers in the 1960s and 70s, during adolescence and late youth. Women in particular took up smoking in this period in unprecedented numbers. The combination of smoking and inadequate diet may have facilitated lead absorption during this period, and set the stage for later osteoporosis.
  • Although lead was phased out of gasoline through the late 1970s and 1980s, the lead dust it left in the environment persisted. Health and weight conscious runners and joggers along busy streets could have been exposed to this dust. If dietary intake was inadequate at the same time, lead absorption was possible.
  • Young adult boomers who redecorated or renovated housing during the 1970s and 1980s may have unwittingly exposed themselves and their families to lead dust from old painted surfaces. This is particularly true in inner city areas where 'gentrification' took place, in which deteriorating housing stocks containing lead based paint were taken over from the urban poor, and restored by middle and upper class owners. However, lead based paint existed (and still exists) in suburban housing built during the post World War 2 housing boom. In urban areas, lead exposures from outdoor lead dusts could have been precipitated by landscaping and gardening activities as well as building renovations.
  • At the same time housing-related lead exposures were potentially common; many boomers were starting their families. Pregnant women exposed to lead in their home and neighborhood environments could have absorbed significant quantities of lead, some of which was incorporated into their bones, and some of which was passed on to their fetuses. Nursing mothers were also at increased risk for absorbing lead and passing it on to their infants, as well as incorporating it into their own skeletons.
  • Attempts to battle middle age weight gain may have both increased the capacity of boomers to absorb lead, and to promote its release from their aging skeletons. Inadequate information about nutrition and osteoporosis may have caused aging boomers to make poor food choices during there 30s.
  • Now that the boomers are facing retirement age, they are well informed about osteoporosis, but they may not be as well informed about nutrition, or about the risks posed by releases of lead from their bones. They may dread the onset of age related neurological disorders, like Alzheimer's disease. But they may not be aware of the following: Lead exposure may induce autoimmune responses to the body's own nervous system tissues, and thus may be implicated in neurological diseases that have an immune system component. Such diseases include autoimmune encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, Lyme neuroborreliosis, and Alzheimer's disease. "Because of the presence of autoantibodies against nervous system proteins in several neurological disorders and because of the suspected involvement of environmental pollutants in the pathogenesis of neurological diseases it is reasonable to propose a mechanism whereby metal alteration of neural proteins leads to autoantibody production against neural structures, causing progressive degeneration in the nervous system," says researcher S.J. Waterman.

Conclusion

he health risks associated with lead released from the skeleton are not known. In children, toxic effects of lead on the nervous system have been shown to occur at relatively low exposures, and there is still no established lower threshold for lead toxicity. Unfortunately, no similar data have been produced for populations prone to increased bone mineral loss, such as the elderly," says researcher D.R. Smith. However, he says his research indicates: [P]previously accumulated lead stores within the skeletons of. . . exposed subjects are serving as important sources of lead by contributing 40 - 70% of the lead in the circulation.

Other research indicates support for this concern. Blood lead levels have been decreasing in response to environmental measures that restrict emissions of lead. However, some evidence suggests that elevated exposure to lead may continue for many years, even after exposure to environmental sources has been reduced. This may occur primarily due to the mobilization of endogenous bone lead store. The skeleton is the primary site of storage for about 95% of lead in the adult human body. [See M. Hernandez-Avila et al. in Sources] ".

"With regard to adults, low to moderate levels of lead in the blood have been associated with increases in blood pressure as well as decreased creatinine clearance [a measure of kidney function]. These studies suggest that the prevalence of subclinical lead toxicity in. . . adults is far more prevalent than commonly recognized," says researcher Howard Hu. He continues: " Post-menopausal women had significantly higher blood lead levels than premenopausal women, even after controlling for age, race, income, alcohol consumption and other variables."

"Historically regarded as an inert sink for lead, the skeleton is now recognized to be as important in the kinetic behavior of lead as are the influences of exposures, absorption and elimination. The skeleton is the predominant. . . endogenous storage site for lead. The bulk of that lead is contained within long-lived compartments of . . . bone, with comparatively small amounts of lead in [other tissues]. . . . Because lead is qualitatively a biologic analog to calcium, its uptake and release from the skeleton are, in part, controlled by many of the mechanisms that regulate calcium and bone mineral homeostasis.. . . . [T]he skeleton may serve as an endogenous source of lead to the circulation. This has been suggested to occur during normal homeostasis, after the cessation of chronic occupational exposures, during periods of accelerated bone turnover and mineral loss, such as in osteoporosis, pregnancy and lactation, and under conditions of thyroid and parathyroid hormone imbalances," D. R. Smith notes.

 


          

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Enne motivi per leggere “N” il nuovo magazine del Polo del 900.

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Nasce una nuova pubblicazione solidamente cartacea, colorata, da tenere in mano e leggere con la predisposizione di chi si prende il tempo per conoscere attraverso le parole, i pensieri, le illustrazioni qualcosa che come cantava Ivano Fossati “ci gira intorno” e il più delle volte scivola via veloce da un display del cellulare ma rimane […]

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Son dakika: Dar gelirliye 20 yıl vadeli konut kredisi

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A Letter to Golda

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Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. Instead of letting themselves quietly fade away through assimilation—the fate that the Soviet government intended for its Jews—a small but mighty group of activists rediscovered a connection to Jewishness and brought the rest of Soviet Jewry along with it.

For those activists, a pivotal point in their movement came on Nov. 10, 1969. On that day, a number of them gathered secretly in Riga, Latvia, to plan their next steps. Gershon Ben-Oren, who came to the meeting from the republic of Georgia, remembers waking up in his Zionist friends’ apartment and reaching out for the shortwave radio next to his bed. As was his habit back home, he wanted to hear “the voices”—Voice of Israel, Voice of America, and other “hostile” broadcasts.

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When ‘Finance’ Becomes a Code Word for Jewish

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In July, Elizabeth Warren published a nuanced overview of the mechanics of private equity firms and how to better regulate them. It may sound dry but as a millennial who graduated out of college into the Great Recession without a large safety net, I felt a strong personal stake reading Warren describe the consequences of our current lax rules on private equity and detail suggestions for more responsible regulation. Warren, who has been eating away at Joe Biden’s lead in the polls for months and steadily making gains toward becoming the front-runner in the Democratic primary, has a background as a legal scholar who specialized in debt and credit. Starting long before she entered politics, Warren has devoted her career to fighting the disastrous regime of deregulation, tax cuts, and upward wealth redistribution that began in the 1980s, a background that makes her seem like an ideal candidate to fix the systemic issues in our economy that have caused the collapse of the middle class. Yet, one line in her article gave me pause:

“But far too often, the private equity firms are like vampires—bleeding the company dry and walking away enriched even as the company succumbs.”

Here, even Warren supporters such as myself should pause at what comes dangerously close to a sinister, conspiratorial trope. Language that compares bankers to parasites has long been a staple of anti-Semitic scapegoating and a way for demagogues to rile up their base. Warren shows no evidence of being either a demagogue or an anti-Semite, but she does seem to be a party to the left’s growing reliance on outrage in their search for a bogeyman in the financial elites—a search that invariably appeals to conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites. Warren and others on the left should be applauded for their necessary critiques of the financial industry and bringing attention to dangerous policies like the deregulation of risky investment vehicles. But it’s necessary to step back and examine the roots of the left’s contempt for finance when that contempt extends beyond the specifics of policy and to the nature of the financial industry itself. The idea that finance is “vampiric,” that it feeds off of the honest productivity of hard workers to extract unmerited earnings, is a sentiment that has direct roots in a long history of anti-Semitism.

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Appartamento in Vendita Senigallia - Zona: Marzocca

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Ivan Milat’s horoscope

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Notorious Australian serial killer Ivan Milat is dead. He died in hospital last week, aged 74. Ivan Milat’s horoscope provides a few clues about this criminal’s inclinations and predispositions. Which he decided to express violently and cruelly. Milat was responsible for the deaths of at least seven people in Australia, between 1989 and 1993. These […]

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Plenário rejeita novo pedido do senador Acir Gurgacz contra condenação imposta pela 1ª Turma

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O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) rejeitou novo pedido da defesa do senador Acir Gurgacz (PDT-RO) e manteve em 4 anos e 6 meses de reclusão, em regime inicial semiaberto, a pena imposta a ele pela Primeira Turma do STF por desvio de finalidade na aplicação de financiamento obtido em instituição financeira oficial, delito previsto na Lei dos Crimes de Colarinho Branco (Lei 7.492/1986). A decisão foi tomada na sessão desta quarta-feira (6) no julgamento da Revisão Criminal (RvC) 5475.

Ônibus

De acordo com a acusação apresentada pela Procuradoria-Geral da República (PGR), o senador obteve financiamento no Banco da Amazônia (BASA) com a finalidade de renovar a frota de uma filial da empresa de ônibus Eucatur, da qual era gestor. Entretanto, foram adquiridos chassis com 11 anos de uso, retificados para receber as carrocerias, o que caracterizaria o crime de desvio de finalidade de recursos.

No pedido de revisão, além de questionar a fixação da pena-base, a defesa alegou que, como o dano havia sido reparado antes do oferecimento da denúncia, com a substituição dos veículos usados por novos, deveria ter sido aplicada a causa de diminuição de pena do arrependimento posterior (artigo 16 do Código Penal).

Rediscussão

Por maioria de votos, os ministros entenderam que a pretensão seria uma tentativa de rediscussão do mérito da condenação, o que não é possível nesta via processual. O relator da revisão criminal, ministro Edson Fachin, observou que, neste tipo de processo, só é possível a análise de eventual ilegalidade na condenação criminal, ou seja, se seus fundamentos contrariaram normas legais, o que não se aplica aos critérios discricionários utilizados na fixação da pena.

Em relação à alegação da defesa de que a Primeira Turma não teria levado em consideração o arrependimento posterior, circunstância que permite a redução da pena em até dois terços, Fachin destacou que, segundo os autos, a reparação do dano foi feita pelo irmão do senador e, em nenhum momento, foi comprovado que ele agiu em seu nome. Seguiram esse entendimento os ministros Alexandre de Moraes (revisor), Luís Roberto Barroso, Rosa Weber, Luiz Fux e Cármen Lúcia, que votaram pelo não cabimento (não conhecimento) do recurso .

Os ministros Ricardo Lewandowski, Gilmar Mendes e Marco Aurélio admitiram a discussão em revisão criminal da aplicação das circunstâncias de aumento ou redução da pena quando se constatar que os critérios utilizados extrapolaram os parâmetros estabelecidos pelo Código Penal. No caso dos autos, ao considerarem que houve excesso na dosimetria, eles votaram pela procedência do pedido para reduzir a pena para 2 anos e 6 meses de reclusão. O presidente do STF, ministro Dias Toffoli, votou pelo conhecimento da ação. Mas, como já havia maioria formada pela rejeição do trâmite, não se manifestou no mérito.

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The Right to be Forgotten

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People forget. If you make a mistake, after a while no one remembers about it. This forgetting has never been perfect, with written records and small town gossip extending the collective memory, but computers make it much worse. If you said something stupid in the midst of a heated argument on usenet in 1983, it's probably archived and can show up in searches.

When Facebook released Timeline, making older posts and images much more accessible, many people were upset. They had thought of all that old stuff as forgotten, but Facebook remembered it. One friend spent hours going through and systematically removing anything having to do with their old boyfriend so their new boyfriend wouldn't be jealous. Our culture hasn't adjusted to this level of persistence.

One solution, which the EU is proposing making law, would be to give people an option to remove things they find embarrassing. In many cases this is non-objectionable: I write a comment, change my mind, I go back and delete it. But what if someone else has responded quoting me, in a comment or in their own top level post? What if you take a picture of me and I want it taken down? Perhaps because I'm picking my nose on the subway, or I'm John Pike and want the picture of me pepper spraying protesters taken off Louise Macabitas' Facebook wall?

We do have some precedent for this kind of mandated forgetting. You can get some information about you removed from your criminal record and credit bureaus are required to drop most data after seven years. So would the EU's proposal to expand people's rights over data about them be a problem?

I think it would be. The problem is a disconnect between what people are used to and what is a good fit for the technology. Criminal records and credit reports are very limited databases. They're highly structured, centrally managed, and used for very specific purposes. This lets the rules for what should be allowed or excluded by very clear. Most of the web isn't like that: it's a distributed mess of conflicting information used for a very wide range of purposes. The rules for exclusion would be very difficult to get right because matching people's expectations to the technology is difficult.

But what are people's expectations? To understand better, I looked through comments on news stories discussing the EU proposal and chose some representative comments by people in favor of creating a right to be forgotten. For each I want to answer two questions: is what they want technologically feasible, and would it be a good idea?

One has the right to not have their name show up in Google or other search engine queries. A person also has the right to control what and how any information shows up about them in any search engine query. (source)
This person would like to be able to not show up in a search engine, and perhaps block specific results. If everyone had unique names, this wouldn't be too difficult, but it's very difficult to identify just the results that correspond to a particular person with a given name without without removing ones for other same-named people. For blocking specific results you would similarly have the problem of ensuring that people were only requesting removal of information about themselves and not about their same-named rivals.

If we did figure this out, however, I don't think it would be good for society. You already have a right to demand sites to remove libel. But for truthful information, I see a much greater potential for harm via over-removal than benefit from allowing people to hide past embarrassments.

Free speech does NOT mean once I say something I want to say it for all eternity. Free speech means you control your words, you say something, then change your mind completely and say something else. The internet captures your words and associates them with your name forever, taking all the freedom from you, the speaker. (source)
This is similar to the previous concern, except limited to things you wrote instead of also including other people's writing about you. From a technical perspective, if your writing was on an account you still control then it wouldn't be that hard to require delete functionality. If you abandoned the account, connecting it back to you would be harder, but there could be some process. If your words are incorporated into writing by other people (for example, this post), it's much harder. From a policy perspective, I don't see much harm from the first two cases, though I do think we need to continue to allow the third case in order to have debate.
When did we hold the vote to decide that everyone's personal information should be freely available to anyone able to use a search engine?

This applies to so-called "public records" as well - at least with the social media sites people voluntarily supplied their information, but services which scrape government public records make available all sorts of data about individuals without their consent or knowledge: address, employment, marital status, age, even pictures of houses. This kind of information used to require the employment of a private detective - now anyone with access to a web browser can get the same information with a button click.

... aggregation of that information in Internet-accessible search engines was never part of the original concept of public records. An opt-out needs to be adopted. (source)

This proposes having information that you can look up in a time/money-consuming way but limiting easy access. This seems difficult to me, but you might be able to make a law saying that anyone who reads public records must charge a minimum of time/money per record for access, and that redistribution was illegal. It sounds like a bad idea to me: if this information is harmful to make known, shouldn't we keep it from the public entirely? What's some information that's harmful if it's easily accessed but not if it requires paying a service to get?
Europe has had a lot of experience of what can happen when there is no privacy and the government falls off a moral cliff. Its why privacy laws are stronger in the EU than the US. This is a fundamental difference in that the US has never been run by a dictatorship in the recognized sense of the word. The onerous Patriot Act gives government the absolute right to get whatever information it wants from service providers in the US, including the servers where your digital life is stored be it Google, Facebook or whatever, no matter if you are a US citizen or not; companies have to comply. Of course law abiding citizens have nothing to fear, just as the 1930's Jewish population of Germany, who were law abiding had nothing to fear... The right to be forgotten should be an inalienable human right when it comes to commercial services; a 5 to 7 year data storage rule could work. (source)
Setting a maximum of five or seven years for data storage would be technically easy. Any time you acquire some data you must save a timestamp, then you run a delete process every so often that flushes old data. Backups make this a little tricky, but you could segment the data in them by year or something. For most users on some sites this would be completely fine: most Facebook users probably wouldn't care if this applied to most data. On other sites, for example the question-and-answer site Stack Overflow, there could easily be questions answered a decade ago that remain useful to others and that the question-answerers were expecting to stay up indefinitely. Even for Facebook, some old photos might be really important to people while others might be embarrassing. And I would hate to have the comments on my posts automatically disappear, because some of them were really good [1].

As for what to do about data storage enabling dictatorships, I think the best we can do is to make sure that wide availability of data goes both ways. Lots of government transparency, clear laws allowing recording of police officers and other government officials, and no "right to be forgotten".

The strongest argument I see for a right to restrict data is where someone reveals a lot of data about themself, intentionally or not, and then begins to worry about stalkers. It seems hard to say that the benefit to others of knowing their address outweighs the harm from the stalker getting the same information. If someone could figure out a practical way to implement this that restricted the information removal to just what would do the most harm in the hands of the stalker, could hide the information before the stalker could get it, and that didn't have a huge chilling effect, I could support that. But I'm not optimistic.


[1] In fact, part of my motivation for pulling those two comments into a post was a fear that Facebook wouldn't keep old comments around forever. (Though if Allison or Ben wanted me to remove them I would.)

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Appartamento in Vendita Ascoli Piceno - Zona: Centro Storico

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Ascoli Piceno, zona centro storico, ufficio di mq 60, posto al piano terra, cosl composto, ingresso con reception, studio con terrazzino esclusivo di mq 7 circa, e bagno. L'ufficio e' di nuova costruzione con possibilita` di cambio destinazione d'uso in appartamento, avendo gia'` la predisposizione degli impianti.Rifiniture di pregio con termoarredi, aria condizionata canalizzata, parquet in tutto l'ufficio. Attualmente affittato con rendita sicura. Opportunita' di acquistare un posto auto
          

Capannone in Vendita Ascoli Piceno - Zona: zona industriale

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Ascoli Piceno, zona industriale Basso Marino, capannone di 1000 mq ; l'immobile comprende esposizione su strada con quattro vetrine di circa 200 mq: capannone di qm 600 predisposto per carroponte, al piano primo uffici e abitazione di mq 200 circa, piazzale laterale di mq 300 circa.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Roma - Zona:

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TRILOCALE MASSIMINANel comune di Roma, quartiere Massimina, in piccola palazzina di due piani precisamente in via gino borgatta si vende appartamento posto al secondo ed ultimo piano disposto su 80 mq cosi composto : soggiorno a vista con angolo cottura camera da letto, camera, bagno con box doccia terrazzo abitabile con locale lavanderia posto auto coperto , l'immobile affaccia tutto su via Gino Borgatta in una via chiusa esposizione est ottima come tranquillita' e luminosita' , l'appartamento non e' mai stato abitato, e' stato costruito nel 2014 infissi con doppio vetro ,grate anti intrusione predisposizioopne area condizionata porta blindata. Possibilita' di altri appartamenti su piani piu' bassi.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Roma - Zona:

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BILOCALE MASSIMINANel comune di Roma, quartiere Massimina, in piccola palazzina di due piani precisamente in via gino borgatta si vende appartamento posto al secondo ed ultimo piano disposto su 60 mq cosi composto : soggiorno a vista con angolo cottura camera da letto bagno con box doccia terrazzo abitabile con locale lavanderia posto auto coperto , l'immobile affaccia tutto su via Gino Borgatta in una via chiusa esposizione est ottima come tranquillita' e luminosita' , l'appartamento non e' mai stato abitato, e' stato costruito nel 2014 infissi con doppio vetro ,grate anti intrusione predisposizioopne area condizionata porta blindata. Possibilita' di altri appartamenti su piani piu' bassi.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Roma - Zona: Prenestina

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In zona Largo Preneste e precisamente in Via Ariano Irpino, servita da mezzi si vende appartamento di grande metratura per complessivi mq 160 posto al secondo piano con affaccio su largo preneste e sulla via laterale cosi composto : ampio ingresso, salone doppio con possibilita' di dividerlo con balcone ,cucina abitabile ( una volta era una camera da letto ) con balcone, due camere da letto matrimoniali di cui quella padronale con cabina armadio e bagno in camera con box doccia , l'altra con balcone , camera singola , piccola lavanderia con lavandino e lavatrice l'immobile e stato totalmente ristrutturato nel 2000 data di acquisto, il riscaldamento e' centralizzato con contabilizzatori di calore, predisposizione per farlo diventare autonomo. L' immobile si presenta panoramico e molto luminoso. Le spese condominiali comprendo sia il portiere e sia il riscaldamento che verra' conguagliato a fine anno.
          

villa bifamiliare in Vendita Ariccia - Zona:

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Ariccia zona Nocchienti e precisamente in via Nocchienti proponiamo una porzione di bifamiliare su 2 livelli di mq.250 cosi' composta: al piano terra abbiamo un ampio ingresso, salone doppio con camino, cucina abitabile con camino, 1 camera, 1 bagno, portico, giardino di mq.400, garage di mq.50 a livello, al piano secondo abbiamo 4 camere, 2 bagni, 1 terrazzo. L'immobile si presenta in buone condizioni con riscaldamento autonomo e predisposizione per aria condizionata.
          

Commenti su Un posto al sole anticipazioni: DIEGO LIBERO ma “massacrato”. Ecco dove di Manrico

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Gentile Nola, probabilmente l'emotività le gioca brutti scherzi (un po' come a Diego). Il pagliaccio lo aveva ingaggiato Ferri per il compleanno della figli, quando lo aggredisce questi aveva già chiaramente mostrato le sue intenzioni criminali. Per il resto, se uno tentasse di rapire mia figlia, calci e pugni glieli tirerei pure io. Mi pare che qui la morale prevalente sia quella di Filippo, che prima sc..a la cliente poi, poverino, è pentito perché va contro ai suoi principi.
          

Reforming to Survive: The Bolshevik Origins of Social Policies – A Works in Progress Presentation by Magnus B. Rasmussen

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Reforming to Survive: The Bolshevik Origins of Social Policies – A Works in Progress Presentation by Magnus B. Rasmussen

<p>Rasmussen and Knutsen assess their argument by using original qualitative and quantitative data. First, using extensive archival resources, they document a change in perceptions of revolution, but also explicitly strategic policy concessions in early inter-war Norway. Second, they use party- and union representatives at the 1919 Comintern meeting as an indicator of the credibility of the domestic revolutionary threat in cross-national analysis. They find that states facing higher revolutionary threats expanded various social policies to a much greater extent, and some of these differences persist up until today.</p> <p>Magnus B. Rasmussen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. His academic interests include comparative political economy, welfare state development, inequality and redistribution, labor market regulation and working time, trade unions and corporatism, and electoral systems.</p> <p>The Works in Progress presentations are intended to foster interdisciplinary conversations among Europeanists and others at BU. Open to faculty, graduate students, and visiting researchers. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu.</p>

4:00pm on Thursday, November 7th 2019


          

Eye Mask Crochet Pattern PDF Instant Download Sleeping Eye Mask by melbangel

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2.00 USD

Eye Mask Crochet Pattern PDF Instant Download Sleeping Eye Mask

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Keep out the lights with this so cute eye mask :) Very easy and fast to crochet! Great as last minute gifts to friends and loved ones!

You can crochet many of these in various colors and keep them simple amd plain or you can embroider any designs onto the eye patches like star, heart, smiley face, eyelashes, initials, numbers, etc. Obviously, I can't embroider very well and can only come up with these two simple outlines :(

Size will vary depending on the type of yarn used, the size of the crochet hook and your crocheting tension.

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For this PATTERN, you will need to know how to slip stitch, single crochet, sc2tog, reverse single crochet(optional), working in the rounds and working in rows.

This PATTERN consists of 6 pages. It comes with many pictures detailing the mask crocheted at different stages.

The acrylic yarn I used is 18 wraps per inch and is categorised under 'fine/laceweight' yarn. Wraps per inch (or WPI) is a measure of the grist or the thickness of a yarn.

Please convo me or email me at amy_lim60 [!at] hotmail.com if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to assist you should you encounter any problems during crocheting.

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Ice Cream Crochet Pattern Dessert Crochet Pattern Food PDF Instant Download Ice Cream Galore by melbangel

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Ice Cream Crochet Pattern Dessert Crochet Pattern Food PDF Instant Download Ice Cream Galore

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Feel the heat? Crave for some ice cold desserts? Here's a treat that all ice cream lovers cannot resist! What are your favourite ice cream flavours? I have created the following ice cream flavours to satisfy your taste-buds:

1) Mint Chocolate Chips Ice cream
2) Rockmelon Orange Ice Cream
3) Cherry Delight Ice Cream
4) Very Chocolate Ice Cream and
5) Lemon Love Ice Cream

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If you know the basic crocheting skills like slip stitch, single crochet,half-double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, working in the rounds, working in rows, etc, then this pattern is for you :)

This pattern consists of 8 pages. It comes with 19 pictures detailing the dessert as viewed from different angles. This being my earlier creations, there are no step-by-step instructional images.

I've stuffed the crocheted items with polyfill. The acrylic yarn I used is 18 wraps per inch and hence is categorised under 'fine' yarn. Wraps per inch (or WPI) is a measure of the grist or the thickness of a yarn.

Please convo me or email me at amy_lim60@hotmail.com if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to assist you should you encounter any problems during crocheting.

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Korean Lady Crochet Pattern Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Pdf Instant Download Lady Hea in Korean Traditional Dress (Hanbok) by melbangel

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Korean Lady Crochet Pattern Amigurumi Crochet Pattern PDF Instant Download Lady Hea in Korean Traditional Dress (Hanbok)

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If you know basic crocheting skills like slip stitch, single crochet,double crochet, working in the rounds, etc, then this pattern is for you :)

Lady Hea is 6.5 inches tall and 4 inches widest (flare skirt). The acrylic yarn I used is 18 wraps-per-inch and hence is categorised under 'fine' yarn. Wraps-per-inch (or WPI) is a measure of the grist or the thickness of a yarn.

This PATTERN consists of 5 pages. It comes with 9 pictures detailing various views of Lady Hea. This being my earlier creation, there are no step-by-step instructional images.

Please contact me or email me at amy_lim60@hotmail.com if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to assist you should you encounter any problems during crocheting.

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Chicken Drumlet Crochet Pattern Food Crochet Pattern PDF Instant Download Chicken Drumlet(Deep-Fried or Oven-Roasted) by melbangel

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Chicken Drumlet Crochet Pattern Food Crochet Pattern PDF Instant Download Chicken Drumlet(Deep-Fried or Oven-Roasted)

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I was inspired to make these play food chicken drumlets after I recalled, how as kids, we (my sister and I)used to crunch up scrap papers and newspapers to model them after real food. We had hours of fun playing cooking and we even pretended to be hawkers selling our self-made 'delicacies' :)

Kids these days are so fortunate to be able to play with 'almost real' fake food which can be made from plastic, dough, clay and yarn :)

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This PATTERN is for those who already know basic crocheting skills like slip stitch, single crochet, increase, decrease, working in the rounds, etc.

Each drumlet is about 4.5 inches (~11 cm) long. This pattern consists of 3 pages and 5 pictures.

The acrylic yarn I used is 18 wraps per inch and hence is categorised under 'fine' yarn. Wraps per inch (or WPI) is a measure of the grist or the thickness of a yarn.

Please convo me or email me at amy_lim60@hotmail.com if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to answer any questions through convo or email should you encounter any problems during crocheting.

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Back to School Brick Stitch Beading Patterns for Earrings or Charm - Instant Download PDF by MegansBeadedDesigns

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2.95 USD

5 different patterns with a back-to-school theme! Great for students or gifts for teachers! Each pattern includes a realistic, life-size thumbnail and an enlarged, full-color chart for easy following. Use as charms, earring, or small ornaments!

Stitch instructions are not included. Prior knowledge of brick stitch required.

With the purchase of this pattern, you are granted permission to sell any jewelry personally made from this pattern at craft fairs or in your own online shop, so long as you do not claim the design to be your own.

PDF pattern will be instantly available for download after your purchase. You can open the pattern in adobe reader, which can be downloaded for free at www.adobe.com.

This pattern is copyright. You may not redistribute or sell the pattern in any way. You may not use the pattern to have mass-produced quantities of the item made. Please contact me with any further copyright questions.

You can view all of the beading patterns I have listed in my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/megansbeadeddesigns?section_id=7289844

You can take a look at all of the items in this shop here:
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Or, check out either of my other jewelry shops on Etsy, filled with even more goodies:
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http://SteampunkDream.etsy.com

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Is there something you would like me to make especially for you? I love custom orders! Let me know your request and I'll get back to you, letting you know what I can do!

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"Safetyism"

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In American Greatness, Curtis Willis writes in part,
...The police chief in New Albany, Ohio says children below the age of 16 should not be allowed outside without supervision. Florida authorities charged two parents with felony child neglect when their 11-year-old played basketball unsupervised (in their own yard) for 90 minutes and a neighbor called the police.

Unstructured, unsupervised play allows kids the risk-taking through which they test their limits and gain the confidence to push their limits. Freedom to take risks breeds bravery.

...In his paper, “The Importance of Unsupervised Childhood Play for Democracy and Liberalism,” Ball State University economist Steven Horwitz writes, “Denying children the freedom to explore on their own takes away important learning opportunities that help them to develop not just independence and responsibility, but a whole set of social skills that are essential to living in a free society.”

“Laws that make it harder for kids to play on their own pose a serious threat to liberal societies by flipping our default setting from ‘figure out how to solve this conflict on your own’ to ‘invoke force and/or third parties whenever conflict arises,” Horwitz warns. “People’s first instinct will be increasingly to invoke coercion by other parties to solve problems they ought to be able to solve themselves.”

The False Promise of “Absolute Safety”
That’s what we’re seeing on campus and off with calls to regulate behavior and speech even in private settings.

Add a government bureaucracy predisposed to arrogate power to itself and you have a prescription for disaster.

...What if someone you trusted said you were sick? What if someone you trusted made you sick so you relied on them for support?

That’s known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. It’s considered a form of abuse.

Now, what if someone did all of the above to an entire nation?

...Alexander Solzhenitsyn told the Harvard graduating class in 1978, “Even biology knows that habitual, extreme safety and well-being are not advantageous for a living organism.”

The administrative state tells us a conflicting if not opposite message: Trust us—we can guarantee your absolute safety and well-being.

To justify its existence, it will tell us we are in danger and will find ever more risks from which to protect us.

This is Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

And it’s why “safetyism” advancing under the banner of the Left is hazardous to your health.
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Subsecretaría de Defensa al Consumidor, convocó a una reunión a las concesionarias de motovehículos de la ciudad. (AUDIO)

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En contacto directo con nuestro portal, el Dr. Ricardo Marimón - Subsecretario de Defensa Al Consumidor habló de las siguientes reuniones que tiene programadas en lo que resta del año. (AUDIO - REPORTAJE).

Entre ellas, estuvo reunido hace unos días atrás con las concesionarias de ventas moto-vehículo multimarcas que operan en la ciudad.

En ésta oportunidad, el Subsecretario habló sobre la cuestión de ir sumando voluntades y colaboración a éstas firmas para aporten la información necesaria a sus clientes sobre las publicaciones de precios de las unidades que exhiben a la ventas en sus respectivos negocios.

Ricardo Marimón al ser consultado por ésta cuestión, dijo que éstas reuniones tienen carácter informativa. Ya que pretenden que distintos sectores del empresariado chaqueño colaboren y puedan exhibir sus productos y/o servicios con lista de precios claras y a las vista del público consumidor.


En la entrevista brindada a nuestro portal, el Subsecretario de Defensa al Consumidor amplió sus concepto sobre éste tema. Diciendo que:.." Sí efectivamente con la presencia de algunos concesionarios a través de sus representantes legales o gerente comercial se dieron cita a partir de esta invitación realizada por la Subsecretaria de Defensa al Consumidor con el objeto de tratar algunos temas que tienen que ver con la ley de lealtad comercial y la ley de defensa del consumidor, entre otros temas más importantes.."

.."Ésta exhibición de precios tiene registros también histórico en referencia al peso argentino con la moneda extranjera en Dólares y se aclararon algunas cuestiones que tenia que ver con ésto en donde hemos encontrado una muy buena predisposición de parte de la firma comerciales en él de aportar todo de sí para el efectivo cumplimiento..."

Tanto de las normas legales que aún están vigencia; cómo las que se deberán corregir o incorpora a esta legislación con el nuevo gobierno nacional.


En el siguiente audio, el Subsecretario de Defensa al Consumidor - Ricardo Marimón amplió sus conceptos sobre éste tema en particular, hablando también de los alcances que tendrá hacia otros sector de la empresariado local.-


          

Iran says it discovered a natural gas reserve that could create $40 billion in revenue

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(CNN)Iran announced on Sunday that it has discovered a new natural gas reserve with the capacity to produce nearly 400 million barrels of gas condensate, which could generate a total of $40 billion. “America cannot cease Iran’s oil production. Sanctions have not stopped the Iranian oil industry. We are active. We are alive,” Iranian Oil […]

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‘Immature’ No 10 briefings trigger another day of Brexit trouble

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Blame game row as Downing Street turns fire on Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel The first sign of trouble was in the dawn news bulletins. In a condemned on the airwaves as desperate and something to make the government ashamed by the recently departed cabinet minister Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson was on the phone to […]

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Taxi driver guilty of murdering ex-partner

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By the time of her disappearance, on 9 October 2018, their relationship was marked by “tensions and problems” and he decided to take drastic action when she looked to buy him out of the house where they both lived, despite having separated in 2014. Image copyright Kent Police Image caption Lacomba’s car was seen driving […]

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세포의 성장 및 분화와 적응

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Download : 세포의 성장 및 분화와 적응.hwp






세포의_성장_및_분화와_적응

세포의 적응을 중심으로 세포의 성장 및 분화와 적응에 대해 조사한 data(자료)입니다.세포의_성장_및_분화와_적응 , 세포의 성장 및 분화와 적응자연과학레포트 ,
다.







설명
순서
A. 위축(atrophy)
B. 비대(hypertrophy)
C. 증식(hyperplasia)
D. 화생(metaplasia)


D. 화생(metaplasia)
1. 定義(정이)
성숙 세포가 다른 형태의 성숙 세포로 대치되는 경우를 말하며 특정
스트레스에 대해 감수성을 가진 세포가 같은 자극에 내성이 있는
세포로 변형된다 이것은 상피의 간세포(stem cell)나 결체조직(connective
tissue)의 미분화간질세포(primitive mescenchymal cells)에서 유전자의
재호로그램으로 일어난다고 생각된다
(A reversible change in which one adult cell type is replaced by
another adult cell type)
2. 편평상피화생(squamous metaplasia)
가장 흔하며 원주상피가 자극에 의해 편평상피로 대치되는 경우를 말한다
상피화생은 양면의 칼날과 같아서 상해성 環境(환경)하에서 자극이 지속되면
화생상피에서 암성변형이 일어날 수 있다(predispose to cancer)
ex) (1)기관지 원주상피
담배연기에 오랫동안 노출되면 기관지의…(To be continued )

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Appartamento in Vendita Givoletto - Zona: Centrale

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Sulla verde collina di Givoletto, proponiamo un appartamento in vendita composto da : ingresso soggiorno con cucina a vista di circa 30 mq , camera da letto , servizio con vasca e doccia ,cantina.Possibilita' di realizzare una seconda camera.Inoltre l'alloggio e' comprensivo di box auto doppio in lunghezza di circa 25 mq.Completa la proprieta' uno splendido giardino di circa 100 mq , in aggiunta troviamo un ampio portico di circa 20 mq .Il riscaldamento e' autonomo a metano.L' alloggio e' esposto a sud/ovest ed e' privo di barriere architettoniche. La casa e' accessoriata con antenna satellitare , predisposizione aria condizionata e antifurto.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Centro

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In posizione unica, a due passi dalla Stazione e dal Centro Storico si propongono ultimissimi appartamenti all'interno di una splendida ed elegante residenza di nuova realizzazione in classe "A" dal taglio moderno e dalle alte finiture architettoniche. Tutti gli appartamenti sono di ottima metratura e sono caratterizzati dalla presenza di splendidi terrazzi godibili 365 giorni l'anno!!Si propone al Piano Terreno ampio appartamento circondato su tutti e tre i lati da uno splendido e ampio giardino privato. L'appartamento si compone di ingresso living su ampio soggiorno, cucina abitabile, camera matrimoniale, servizio e ampio ripostiglio (trasformabile eventualmente in secondo bagno). Dalle ampie vetrate che si affacciano sull'esterno che fanno si che l'immobile risulti essere arieggiato e molto luminoso si accede al grande giardino privato caratterizzato dalla presenza di una comoda e ampissima zona porticata che dona privacy ai momenti conviviali. Ideale per chi e' alla ricerca di un taglio giovanile e moderno.Ampia possibilita' di personalizzazione degli interni con scelta tra materiali di elevatissima qualita' da scegliere tra un ampio capitolato di standard superiore alla media. Completa la proprieta' la cantina posta nel Piano Interrato. Possibilita' di acquistare e abbinare un box auto singolo o doppio!La residenza "Il Viale" e' una costruzione edificata con le ultimissime tecnologie di risparmio energetico e completa di pannelli solari per la produzione di acqua sanitaria; il riscaldamento, con pannelli radianti a pavimento e' gestito da un'unica centrale termica collegata alla rete di teleriscaldamento ed ogni appartamento e' provvisto di singolo contabilizzatore. Tutti gli appartamenti della residenza sono completi di predisposizione antifurto, predisposizione condizionatore, tapparelle elettriche e impianto di ventilazione meccanica che permette il mantenimento della temperatura ambientale sempre su una gradazione mite.I serramenti esterni con vetri doppi garantiscono un ottima coibentazione termica e l'abbattimento acustico.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Poirino - Zona: Favari

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In esclusiva zona residenziale, zona tranquilla ma comoda ai principali servizi, proponiamo in vendita in nuova Quadrifamiliare, spazioso e nuovo appartamento disposto completamente su un unico livello. L'abitazione della metratura di circa 95mq e' posto al piano terreno, libero su tre aree e con giardino di proprieta' della metratura di circa 200mq, e si compone di ingresso living su soggiorno con uscita su loggia terrazzata che accompagna al giardino di proprieta' della metratura di circa 200mq, una cucina abitabile, 2 camere da letto matrimoniali entrambe con balcone, ed il servizio. L'appartamento e accessoriato da infissi in pvc a basso emissivo, portoncino blindato, pannelli solari per la produzione di acqua sanitaria, predisposizione per impianto di antifurto e del condizionatore. Al piano seminterrato a completare la proprieta' viene data una cantina/lavanderia e il garage doppio. Possibilita' di scelta dei materiali per le finiture interne.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Centro

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In posizione unica, a due passi dalla Stazione e dal Centro Storico si propongono ultimissimi appartamenti all'interno di una splendida ed elegante residenza di nuova realizzazione in classe "A" dal taglio moderno e dalle alte finiture architettoniche. Tutti gli appartamenti sono di ottima metratura e sono caratterizzati dalla presenza di splendidi terrazzi godibili 365 giorni l'anno!!Si propone al Piano Secondo ampio e luminoso appartamento composto di ingresso, soggiorno con zona cottura a vista, dal quale si accede ad uno spettacolare terrazzo angolare, 2 camere letto, servizio, ripostiglio e secondo balcone. Le ampie vetrate che affacciano sul grande terrazzo fa si che l'immobile risulti essere arieggiato e molto luminoso. Ideale per chi e' alla ricerca di un taglio giovanile e moderno e in centro citta'. Ampia possibilita' di personalizzazione degli interni con scelta tra materiali di elevatissima qualita' da scegliere tra un ampio capitolato di standard superiore alla media. Completa la proprieta' la cantina posta nel Piano Interrato. Possibilita' di abbinare all'acquisto un box auto singolo o Doppio! La residenza "Il Viale" e' una costruzione edificata con le ultimissime tecnologie di risparmio energetico e completa di pannelli solari per la produzione di acqua sanitaria; il riscaldamento, con pannelli radianti a pavimento e' gestito da un'unica centrale termica collegata alla rete di teleriscaldamento ed ogni appartamento e' provvisto di singolo contabilizzatore. Tutti gli appartamenti della residenza sono completi di predisposizione antifurto, predisposizione condizionatore, tapparelle elettriche e impianto di ventilazione meccanica che permette il mantenimento della temperatura ambientale sempre su una gradazione mite.I serramenti esterni con vetri doppi garantiscono un ottima coibentazione termica e l'abbattimento acustico.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A++". Si prenotano e Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 120mq posto al piano terreno e disposto esclusivamente su un unico livello, libero su tre lati con loggia coperta e giardino di proprieta' distribuito sui tre lati. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da Salone, una cucina abitabile, TRE camere da letto e 2 servizi. Possibilita' di abbinare nella vendita il garage doppio, della metratura comoda per due autovetture! Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizioni antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2020
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo Quadrifamiliare, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A++". Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 120mq posto al piano primo e disposto esclusivamente su un unico livello, libero su tre lati con loggia coperta Terrazzata di circa 65mq distribuita sui tre lati. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da Salone, una cucina abitabile, TRE camere da letto e 2 servizi. Compresa nella vendita viene dato il garage della metratura comoda per due autovetture! Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizioni antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2020
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo Quadrifamiliare, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A2". Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 85 mq posto al piano terreno con giardino di proprieta' di circa 180mq, loggia coperta Terrazzata di circa 57mq, libero su Tre lati. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da Ingresso living su sala con cucina a vista, 2 camere da letto matrimoniali, disimpegno, e servizio. Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico sulle parti comuni in modo da ridurre al massimo le spese di gestione condominiali, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizione antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2019. Possibilita' di abbinare all'acquisto il Box Auto Doppio.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo Quadrifamiliare, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A+". Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 80 mq posto al piano terreno con giardino di proprieta' di circa 70mq. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da ingresso living su sala con cucina a vista, Due camere da letto grandi, disimpegno e servizio. Si puo' abbinare all'acquisto il garage della metratura comoda per due autovetture! Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico sulle parti comuni in modo da ridurre al massimo le spese condominiali, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizioni antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2020
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A2". Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 55 mq posto al piano terreno con giardino di proprieta' di circa 100mq, loggia coperta Terrazzata di circa 34mq, Posizione angolare libero su Due lati. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da Ingresso living su sala con cucina a vista, camera da letto, disimpegno, e servizio. Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico sulle parti comuni in modo da ridurre al massimo le spese di gestione condominiali, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizioni antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2019. Possibilita' di abbinare all'acquisto il Box Auto Doppio.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Chieri - Zona: Madonna Della Scala

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In splendida e nuova zona Residenziale tra Chieri e Cambiano a 2 km c.a da Pecetto Tse, in piccolo contesto abitativo, Costruzione a basso consumo energetico tipo "Classe A2". Proponiamo in vendita ampio appartamento di circa 55 mq posto al piano PRIMO con ampio TERRAZZO di proprieta' di circa 35mq, libero su Due lati. Internamente l'abitazione e' composta da Ingresso living su sala con cucina a vista, camera da letto, disimpegno, e servizio. Il CAPITOLATO di ottima ed ampia scelta prevede gia': con impianto fotovoltaico sulle parti comuni in modo da ridurre al massimo le spese di gestione condominiali, costruzione servita da Teleriscaldamento, Impianto VMC, riscaldamento a pavimento, sanitari sospesi, predisposizioni antifurto. Si da ampia liberta' di personalizzare gli ambienti in base alle proprie esigenze e scelta delle finiture interne da un capitolato di primaria marca ed eccellente qualita'. Consegna Estate 2019. Possibilita' di abbinare all'acquisto il Box Auto Doppio.
          

Erdoğan yeni burs ve kredi miktarını açıkladı

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AK Parti Grup Toplantısı'nda konuşan Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, öğrenim kredisi ve bursların yeni yılda yüzde 10 artırılacağını açıkladı.

          

BELEDİYE KREDİSİZ ARAÇ ALDI!

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Derince Belediyesi satın aldığı araçlarla ilgili 18 Ekim’de tören yapılacağını duyurdu. Kaç araç satın alındığı belirtilmeyen duyuru mesajında araçların belediyenin öz kaynakları ile satın alındığı vurgulandı.
          

Formation nationale sur le racisme et antisémitisme

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La direction générale de l’enseignement scolaire (DGESCO), en collaboration avec l’inspection générale de l’éducation nationale et la délégation interministérielle à la lutte contre le racisme, l’antisémitisme et la haine anti-LGBT (DILCRAH), a organisé, dans le cadre du plan national de formation, un séminaire intitulé « La lutte contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme : un enjeu pédagogique et de pilotage au quotidien ».  Vous pouvez écouter, entre autres, l’intervention de Françoise Lantheaume au musée de l’histoire de l’immigration à Paris, présentant quelques points saillants de l’enquête ReDISCO … Continuer la lecture de Formation nationale sur le racisme et antisémitisme
          

Aggredisce i passeggeri e manda in frantumi il vetro del bus: denunciato

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(da comunicato ei Carabinieri) I Carabinieri della Stazione di Papigno hanno denunciato a piede libero un cittadino ternano, classe ’71, identificato all’esito di una certosina attività investigativa. L’uomo, un operaio, l’1 agosto scorso aveva letteralmente terrorizzato i passeggeri di un autobus della linea urbana cittadina, brandendo verso di loro – in preda ad uno stato ...
          

“İstihdamı da mı banka kredisiyle artıracağız”

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Kamu bankalarının, inşaat şirketleri başta olmak üzere ilave istihdam sağlamak için düşük faizli kredi vermesine TÜSİAD’dan tepki geldi. TÜSİAD Baş Ekonomisti Zümrüt İmamoğlu, “İstihdamı da mı banka kredisiyle arttıracağız” dedi.

          

La nueva web de privacidad de Apple desvela por qué el iPhone con iOS 13 es más seguro

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Sabemos desde hace mucho los esfuerzos de Apple en materia de privacidad y la compañía tiene una sección dedicada en su web en la que explica por qué sus dispositivos y sistemas operativos son tan seguros. Ahora este sitio se ha rediseñado siendo mucho más visual y mostrando nueva información. Ahora en el nuevo sitio

El artículo La nueva web de privacidad de Apple desvela por qué el iPhone con iOS 13 es más seguro fue publicado primero en iPadizate.


          

¿Héroe o villano? Documental sobre expresidente militar causa furor en Perú

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Su gobierno terminó hace 44 años, pero el expresidente Juan Velasco Alvarado (1968-1975) aún divide a Perú entre quienes ven en él al héroe que liberó de la semiesclavitud a los campesinos de las grandes haciendas peruanas o a un dictador resentido con la oligarquía a las que expropió sus tierras.

Un debate que en las últimas semanas saltó a las salas de cine con el documental 'La revolución y la tierra', del joven cineasta Gonzalo Benavente, que se ha convertido en el más visto en su género en la historia del país andino por ocuparse 'de una narrativa alternativa a la 'oficial'' del que fue el gobierno militar del general Juan Velasco Alvarado.

'Si bien existen investigaciones muy importantes que hemos tomado para hacer la película, estas no habían trascendido a productos culturales', explicó a Efe Benavente sobre lo que lo motivó a hacer un filme sobre las reformas planteadas por Velasco.

Por ello, aseguró, tanto él y su equipo se tomaron un año entero en documentación e investigación sobre el periodo de tiempo que abarca el antes, durante y después del gobierno militar dictatorial del general Velasco.

'Hicimos un balance entre la responsabilidad que teníamos de contar algo tan importante para tanta gente, por primera vez en mucho tiempo, y tratar de narrar una historia de la mejor manera posible', agregó el cineasta.

El 24 de junio de 1969, Velasco Alvarado promulgó la ley de reforma agraria más importante de la historia de Perú, cuyo discurso quedó en la memoria de miles de peruanos que ahora bordean los 60 años porque 'era la primera vez que el Estado le hablaba de manera directa al campesino', explicó a Efe la comunicadora y antropóloga Carla Colona.

'Cuando dice '¡Campesino, el patrón ya no comerá más de tu pobreza!', el Estado le habla a una persona que no tenía ni alma ni poder porque trabajaban en un régimen de semiesclavitud. Era como si le dijeran a las hormigas 'de ahora en adelante ustedes también son ciudadanos'', agregó Colona sobre el enorme cambio social que significó la reforma agraria.

Ésta contempló la eliminación tanto de latifundios como de minifundios para forzar la creación de cooperativas agrarias, para lo cual se determinó la expropiación de tierras a sus entonces dueños, para después pasar a redistribuirlas a los campesinos que las trabajaban, hasta la fecha explotados por sus patrones.

Si bien la medida fue calificada de extrema en ese entonces por los dueños de las haciendas, sus predios fueron recompensados por el Estado con bonos que fueron trasladados por muchos de ellos a nuevos negocios en las ciudades.

Otros que no capitalizaron entonces sus bonos aún mantienen litigios con el Estado peruano y reclaman el pago de los mismos ajustados sin las consecuencias de la hiperinflación de los años 80, que los llevó a perder enormemente su valor nominal.

Con documentales y películas de ficción de los años 60, previos al gobierno militar de Velasco Alvarado, inicia 'La revolución y la tierra', de 110 minutos.

Las imágenes históricas recogidas en el documental sitúan al espectador en la realidad que vivían cientos de miles de campesinos en los años previos a la reforma agraria de Velasco y narra las humillaciones y vejámenes a los que eran sometidos por sus patrones.

'Parece España del siglo XVIII, pero es Perú en el siglo XX', se escucha en la narración en off de uno de los documentos audiovisuales recogidos para el filme de Benavente.

Una parte de la historia que, según apuntó Benavente, 'no formaba parte de la narrativa hegemónica que se ha instalado en el imaginario peruano'.

'Era más común escuchar en los patios de colegios de clase media alta 'a mi abuelo lo expropió Velasco' que otras versiones positivas del gobierno de Velasco, porque quienes lo entendían como positivo se cuidaban de que no los escucharan porque era como peligroso', agrega el cineasta.

En ese sentido, en Perú dar una mirada positiva de ese gobierno, que dio mayores derechos a las poblaciones campesinas, ha sido asociada por décadas al comunismo e incluso al terrorismo.

'Velasco no era de izquierda. Encaja más en lo que se está gritando hoy en las calles de Chile o en Haití. Era de abajo, e iba con un discurso como el de Chile: 'somos de abajo y vamos por los de arriba, quienes nos han robado, nos han explotado'', explicó Colona.

Así, el documental también ha tenido detractores, como el columnista conservador Aldo Mariátegui, quien lamentó que el filme 'deja casi lindo a Velasco', la 'versión local de Hugo Chávez'.

Mario Vargas Llosa es otro de los críticos históricos del gobierno de Velasco y sus medidas económicas.

Sin embargo, la película ha conectado profundamente en los más de 70.000 peruanos que han ido a verla.

'La gente aplaude cuando acaba la película. Ahí te das cuenta de que hay mucha gente a la que se le ha negado contar su historia', agregó Benavente.

La gente también llora en las salas y reconoce a la historia de los suyos en pantalla. 'Toca una fibra y un dolor todavía presente porque si bien han habido avances sociales a partir de las reformas de Velasco, el racismo y el clasismo no han desaparecido todavía en Perú, y el sistema de esclavitud no es el brutal y despiadado, pero persiste como uno sutil'.


          

Comment on It is all so predictable by jax

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Oh, many smokers have been just as brainwashed by all the anti-smoking rhetoric as all the non-smokers have, believe me.  For every smoker who’s wise to what’s going on, there’s a smoker-apologist who mindlessly believes all the same stuff as the non-smokers do.  And, being of the mindless type, they’ll believe all the stuff about vaping, too.  Just as they believe all those public health “experts” who tell them that they “should give up smoking” they’ll believe the same public health “experts” who tell them that vape “smells horrible” or “is bad for you” or “harms children” or whatever other old clichéd, previously anti-smoking mantra they want to roll out against their latest target. And of course, it’s also possible that there are some people actually <em>do</em> dislike the smell of vape more than they dislike the smell of cigarette smoke, and that might include some smokers, I guess.  A newly-anti-smoking ex-smoker colleague of mine surprised me greatly recently when he said that he <em>loathed</em> the smell of “those e-cigarette things” and that at least there was something sort of organic and “natural” about the smell of smoke (something I never thought I’d hear him say in a million years), whereas the smell of vape was just sort of completely chemical and artificial and “hung around the place much more than cigarette smoke used to” – something else I never thought to hear emanate from an anti-smoker’s lips.  In truth, I suspect that he <em>doesn’t</em> actually dislike it as much as he says but, being a poacher-turned-gamekeeper anti he is predisposed to accept that he dislikes vape because he’s been told he should, just like he accepted that he disliked real smoke for the same reason - until of course his “controllers” in public health told him that he must dislike something else more!  Don’t worry, though, once the anti-drink brigade manage to fabricate some mythical health risk in beer fumes and get the backing of Public Health for hating that, I expect he’ll then be saying how the smell of beer is so much worse than the smell of vapes!
          

Il Comitato Sts: "La Giunta esce allo scoperto e decreta la fine della società. Mastrosanti si era impegnato col prefetto"

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FRASCATI (politica) - Una nota veemente del Coralas: "Difenderemo i nostri diritti in ogni modo possibile"

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Dal Comitato dei lavori della Sts riceviamo e pubblichiamo (Co.ra.La.S.).

"Quello che è accaduto oggi, con la pubblicazione della Deliberazione della Giunta Comunale n. 185 del 04/11/2019, ha dello sconcertante anche per chi, come noi, da tempo, denuncia l’intento palese di questa Amministrazione Comunale di distruggere la propria Azienda di Servizi.

Con tale Deliberazione, la Giunta si è tolta la maschera e ha dichiarato che da tempo sta lavorando per procedere all’esternalizzazione della stragrande maggioranza dei servizi affidati alla STS, in cui prestano il proprio servizio 100 lavoratori.

LEGGI Frascati: ecco il Piano lacrime e sangue di Mastrosanti. Tasse su, servizi giù. La STS? Praticamente da esternalizzare

Allo scopo di procedere al riequilibrio finanziario, resosi necessario da una gestione economica dissennata, dopo un lungo lavoro di acquisizione di dati e informazioni da parte di Funzionari e Dirigenti Comunali, di cui quello alle partecipate, Dott. Elpidio Bucci, che è stato anche Direttore ad interim della STS, la Giunta ha fornito indirizzo a Dirigenti e ruoli apicali di predisporre tutti gli atti necessari a ridurre le spese, attraverso le esternalizzazioni, dei seguenti servizi,:

  1. Pulizie uffici Comunali;

  2. Manutenzione ordinaria;

  3. Cimitero;

  4. Parcheggi;

  5. Verde;

  6. Gestione strutture “Museo Civico ed Auditorium, Mura del Valadier;

  7. Farmacie Comunali;

  8. Portineria.

La Giunta ha inoltre fornito indirizzo di provvedere, laddove in corso di predisposizione del piano di riequilibrio, dovesse rendersi necessario, di operare ulteriore razionalizzazione della spesa e di procedere anche alla liquidazione della STS.

Siamo quindi giunti a mettere la parola fine alla storia di un’Azienda che, sin dal suo primo insediamento, questa Amministrazione ha definito come un peso e una zavorra, che ha osteggiato con tutti i mezzi a sua disposizione, cercando di ritardare il piano di risanamento, di rendere inefficiente, anche a costo di impedire l’introito di denaro pubblico, ridicolizzando e screditando i suoi dipendenti di fronte alla cittadinanza, mettendo in discussione la legittimità dei loro contratti di lavoro, distruggendo, di fatto, un’ importantissima risorsa della città. Il tutto mentre sperperava denaro pubblico in consulenze esterne per attività non proprio trasparenti, a favore principalmente di ditte in cui sappiamo hanno operato anche personaggi già noti alle Autorità Giudiziarie. Lo stesso piano di riequilibrio pluriennale in corso di predisposizione è stato affidato ad una ditta esterna per l’importo di € 31.000,00 come già dichiarata dal Movimento cinque stelle nell’articolo "I 5 stelle: "Altre consulenze esterne da 31mila euro quando il Comune non ha soldi manco per la posta""

Contestualmente, la Giunta, mentre sospende i servizi dei cittadini, in attesa che vengano esperite le procedure di gara, incrementa tutte le aliquote e le tariffe dei servizi, trattando i cittadini come nessuno si era permesso di fare finora. Tutto questo senza neanche un’ammissione di responsabilità, continuando ad attribuire le colpe ad altri, se non addirittura ai lavoratori, che avrebbero causato, secondo le illogiche argomentazioni dell’Amministrazione nella nota “L’Amministrazione Comunale replica al Comitato dei lavoratori della STS”, che ha voluto attribuire ai dipendenti la responsabilità di gestioni fallimentari e di disavanzi di bilancio, nonché di riconoscimenti retributivi extra e di vizi di legittimità dei procedimenti selettivi, che gli accordi sindacali sarebbero stati inidonei a sanare.

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Questa delibera di Giunta e i suoi atti preparatori intervengono mentre il Sindaco Mastrosanti ed il Direttore Criiti sono impegnati a siglare con le Sigle Sindacali e con la ratifica del Prefetto un accordo per la riduzione del costo dl personale, che aggrava il sacrificio economico dei dipendenti di una percentuale superiore a quella stabilita da un piano di risanamento democraticamente votato dal Consiglio Comunale.

Questo accordo è stato presentato ai dipendenti come la condizione senza la quale non si sarebbe potuto raggiungere il pareggio di bilancio essenziale per evitare la liquidazione dell’Azienda. Negli atti di tale accordo i lavoratori si sono resi disponibili, nonostante le difficoltà in cui tanti di loro versano, a rinunciare a quota parte delle ultime mensilità dell’anno e della tredicesima, mentre risulta palese la volontà del Direttore, nonostante le richieste avanzate dalle Sigle Sindacale, dal Comitato e dal Prefetto, di non decurtarsi in alcun modo gli emolumenti, portando alle sigle sindacali la ridicola offerta di decurtazione del compenso dei membri del C.d.A., che non percepiscono alcun emolumento.

Nonostante tutto questo e nonostante l’impegno espresso dal Sindaco di fronte al Prefetto di voler garantire un confronto per salvaguardare i dipendenti e l’Azienda stessa, oggi la Giunta Comunale ha deciso che procederà alla liquidazione della STS.

I dipendenti della STS e Soci del Comitato Co.ra.La.S. si sentono oltraggiati, offesi e presi in giro da quanto messo in atto dall’Amministrazione Comunale, non solo per la gravità delle conseguenze per i lavoratori della STS e per i cittadini, ma principalmente per slealtà e la mancanza di RISPETTO manifestata nei confronti di chi avrebbe solo voluto prestare il proprio servizio a favore dei Cittadini del Comune di Frascati.

I Soci del Comitato Co.ra.La.S. sono pronti a mettere in atto tutte le forme di protesta ammesse dalla legge per difendere la propria DIGNITA’ ed i DIRITTI DI TUTTI I CITTADINI che oggi sono stati gravemente OFFESI dagli stessi soggetti che avrebbero dovuto portare avanti il mandato consegnatogli secondo dei principi di democrazia.


          

Öğrenci kredisi 50 lira arttı, Erdoğan ‘müjde’ dedi

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Cumhurbaşkanı Tayyip Erdoğan, öğrenci kredilerinin yüzde 10 artırılacağını belirterek, "Üniversite öğrencilerine müjde vermek istiyorum, lisans kredilerini 500 liradan 550 liraya çıkartıyoruz" dedi. Önceki Merkez Bankası Başkanı Murat Çetinkaya'nın görevden alınma gerekçesini "Laf dinlemiyordu" sözleriyle açıklayan Erdoğan, 13 Kasım olarak planlanan ABD ziyareti için de, Trump'la görüşme sonrası karar vereceğini ifade etti. F-35 krizine ilişkin, 'alternatiflere de bakıldığını' duyurdu. Erdoğan, güvenli bölge konusunda ise "Bölge sınırları içinde hâlâ teröristlerin olduğunu biliyoruz, bizi aldatamazlar. Bu duruma seyirci kalmayacağız" diye konuştu.
          

Penyebab Penyakit GBS- Guillain Barre Syndrome

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Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Penyakit SGB ( Guillain Barre Syndrome) atau yang dikenal dengan Acute Inflammatory Idiopathic Polyneuropathy (AIIP) atau yang bisa juga disebut sebagai Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) adalah gangguan di mana sistem kekebalan tubuh menyerang bagian dari sistem saraf perifer. setelah era penyakit polio berakhir, kini penyakit langka Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) yang menjadi penyebab tersering kelumpuhan.
Penyakit GBS merupakan penyakit autoimun, artinya antibodi tubuh yang seharusnya melindungi tubuh dari serangan zat asing seperti virus, justru menyerang sel-sel tubuh sendiri. Risiko terberat GBS dapat mengancam jiwa karena menyebabkan kelumpuhan otot pernapasan sehingga penderita harus menggunakan ventilator, terkena infeksi paru dan sepsis akibat imobilisasi lama.

Etiologi Penyakit GBS

Penyebab penyakit GBS adalah kelainan autoimun.Kondisi yang khas adalah adanya kelumpuhan yang simetris secara cepat yang terjadi pada ekstremitas yang pada banyak kasus sering disebabkan oleh infeksi viral. Penyebab penyakit GBS yang pasti sampai saat ini belum diketahui. Tetapi pada banyak kasus sering disebabkan oleh infeksi viral. Virus yang paling sering menyebabkan penyakit ini adalah Cytomegalovirus (CMV), HIV, Measles dan Herpes Simplex Virus. Sedangkan untuk penyebab bakteri paling sering oleh Campylobacter jejuni. Lebih dari 60% kasus mempunyai faktor predisposisi antara satu sampai beberapa minggu sebelum onset, antara lain :
  • Peradangan saluran napas bagian atas
  • Vaksinasi
  • Diare
  • Kelelahan
  • Peradangan masa nifas
  • Tindakan bedah
  • Demam yang tidak terlalu tinggi

Gejala Penyakit GBS

Gejala pertama dari gangguan ini meliputi berbagai tingkat sensasi kelemahan atau kesemutan di kaki. Dalam banyak kasus sensasi kelemahan dan abnormal menyebar ke lengan dan tubuh bagian atas. Gejala ini dapat meningkatkan intensitas sampai otot-otot tertentu tidak dapat digunakan sama sekali dan, bila berat, pasien hampir sepenuhnya lumpuh. Sebelum adanya gejala tersebut, 4 sampai 6 minggu sebelumnya pasien akan didahului oleh infeksi seperti diare, demam atau radang tenggorokan.

Pemeriksaan penunjang pada penyakit GBS

Pasien yang diduga mengidap GBS di haruskan melakukan test:
  • Darah lengkap
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • EMG (electromvogram)
Sesuai urutannya, test pertama akan dilakukan kemudian test ke dua apabila test pertama tidak terdeteksi adanya GBS, dan selanjutnya.
Pengobatan pasien GBS
Obatnya hanya ada 1 macam yaitu GAMAMUNE (Imuno globuline) yang harganya 4jt – 4,5 jt rupiah /botol biasanya obat ini diinfuskan ke pasien dengan jumlah yang dihitung dari berat badan, untuk lebih jelasnya tanya ke dokter, contoh kasus yang dialami Bunga dengan berat badan pada saat sakit 58 kg Bunga menghabiskan obat ini sebanyak 20 botol, (5 botol / hari).
Namun demikian, Anda dapat menggunakan cara alami dengan menggunakan Susu Kolostrum (dengan kandungan Immunoglobuline G Plus 150mg) yang harganya hanya Rp. 300.000/kotak untuk 10 hari sampai 20 hari.

 PENGOBATAN ALTERNATIF SGB TABIB MASRUKHI

Pengalaman kami mengobati penyakit GBS - SYNDROME GUILLENE BARRE , dengan metode MULTI TERAPI, Insya Alloh bisa cepat sembuhnya.
 
Jangan Putus Asa
Jika saudara menderita GBS belum juga sembuh
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Tabib Masrukhi  0858 6941 2009 / 0823 3222 2009

 
Yth. Hamba Allah.
Kesembuhan anda semoga karena hidayah ALLAH.

Setiap orang mempunyai kelebihan dan pengalaman dalam hal pengobatan penyakit tertentu.

Kesembuhan hanyalah milik Allah.

Manusia hanyalah lantaran dengan ilmu hikmah dan pengalaman masing masing.

Jika banyak pakar mendifinisi suatu penyakit dan di anggap masih sulit di obati atau belum di temukan obatnya / mahal obatnya. seperti Kecanduan Narkoba, HIV AIDS, SGB dll, Tetapi sebagian hamba ALLAH di berikan kemudahan untuk itu. kami bersyukur dapat pengetahuan itu.

          

Требуется «Python developer» (Москва)

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Компания «Рокетбанк» ищет хорошего специалиста на вакансию «Python developer». Россия, Москва. Полный рабочий день. Требуемые навыки: #backend, #senior, #Python, #Django, #Алгоритмыиструктурыданных, #Rabbitmq, #Redis, #PostgreSQL.
          

Требуется «Старший разработчик Python» (Москва)

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Компания «АВИТО» ищет хорошего специалиста на вакансию «Старший разработчик Python». Россия, Москва. Полный рабочий день. Требуемые навыки: #backend, #senior, #Python, #Высоконагруженныесистемы, #SQL, #Redis, #Docker, #Kubernetes.
          

Требуется «PHP developer» (Москва)

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Компания «Linkmuse» ищет хорошего специалиста на вакансию «PHP developer». Россия, Москва. Полный рабочий день. Требуемые навыки: #backend, #senior, #PHP, #Laravel, #Restfulapi, #MySQL, #MongoDB, #Redis, #Elasticsearch.
          

Требуется «Golang developer» (Новосибирск)

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Компания «Integral» ищет хорошего специалиста на вакансию «Golang developer». Россия, Новосибирск. Полный рабочий день. Можно удалённо. Требуемые навыки: #backend, #middle, #Golang, #Docker, #PostgreSQL, #Redis, #MongoDB, #Rabbitmq.
          

Требуется «Python джедай» (от 140 000 руб.)

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Компания «Amixr Inc.» ищет хорошего специалиста на вакансию «Python джедай». От 140 000 руб. Полный рабочий день. Можно удалённо. Требуемые навыки: #backend, #Django, #Python, #MySQL, #Rabbitmq, #Redis, #Docker, #Kubernetes, #Git.
          

Buena Práctica - "USO DEL BIG DATA PARA INCREMENTAR LA RESOLUCIÓN EN CONSULTAS EXTERNAS HOSPITALARIAS"

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"USO DEL BIG DATA PARA INCREMENTAR LA RESOLUCIÓN EN CONSULTAS EXTERNAS HOSPITALARIAS"

 

El Club Excelencia en Gestión, a través del Banco de Conocimiento, comparte las buenas prácticas que puedan servir de referencia a otras organizaciones interesadas en mejorar su gestión. El objetivo es reconocer, fomentar y potenciar la implantación de buenas prácticas en el ámbito de la calidad y la excelencia, contribuyendo así a la difusión del conocimiento en el ámbito de la gestión.

Esta buena práctica ha participado en los Premios Anuales en Gestión 2019: Transformando la Excelencia.

Este documento comparte la experiencia sobre cómo el Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena mejora la accesibilidad de los pacientes derivados desde AP a consultas externas hospitalarias atendiéndoles en el recurso más adecuado y aumentar la capacidad de resolución de los profesionales mediante el rediseño de procesos, apoyados en las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TICS).

La principal lección aprendida está en el rediseño del proceso de atención a los pacientes en consultas externas, con la inclusión de las TICS, ha permitido incrementar la capacidad de resolución de los profesionales que los atienden, impacta en dimensiones de la calidad asistencial como la eficiencia, accesibilidad, adecuación, seguridad y aceptabilidad y contribuye a la sostenibilidad del sistema sanitario.

 

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Goldfinger Knows Nooothing

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Ridicule is a weapon. And some 20 years after the end of World War Two, America was still fighting the Nazis, except using ridicule.

It was called Hogan’s Heroes.

Well, it’s a stretch to call the main supporting “enemy” characters Nazis. Werner Klemperer’s Colonel Klink and John Banner’s Sergeant Schultz were reluctant German soldiers at best. Klink was a father’s disappointment who wanted his ego fed, Schultz seemed to hope the war would end any minute so he could go back to his toy shop. (Banner liked kids in real life; Richard Dawson remembered how Banner would come over and play with his children). But there was a menacing Nazi threat in the plot almost every episode which somehow got ignominiously defeated.

Klink and Schultz were really cartoonish characters, so that’s perhaps why I liked them. Both Klemperer and Banner’s fame came from the series, though Klemperer was also known as the son of outstanding conductor Otto Klemperer. Both actors came to North America to escape Nazism during Hitler’s rise. I suspect their roles (as well those of a number of Jews in the cast, especially Robert Clary) gave them great satisfaction that they posthumously stuck it to Adolf.

Banner was interviewed a number of times while the series was running. Here are a pair of syndicated newspaper columns, the first from the National Enterprise Association of October 1, 1965, and the second from the Los Angeles Times News Service from September 1st the same year.

One more series used Banner’s talents, but it only lasted 13 weeks in 1971. It was The Chicago Teddy Bears, and included Marvin Kaplan, Art Metrano and Huntz Hall in the cast. He was only 63 when died in 1973 of a stomach rupture while back in his birthplace of Vienna.

John Banner Ate His Way to a New Role
By ERSKINE JOHNSON

HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Jackie Gleason, at 254 pounds, has lost his title as the biggest comedian on television.
The new champ, at 260 pounds, is John Banner.
Banner is the Vienna-born actor who plays the comedy role of Sgt. Hans Schultz in CBS-TV's "Hogan's Heroes." Background of the show is a World War II German prisoner of war camp and Hans is a bungling Nazi sergeant.
Banner "blames" his obesity on the good cooking of his French wife, Christine, who he claims is the world's best cook. "But of course, he adds, "I am a great lover of food. Until I met and married Christine, however, I really didn't know how or what to eat."
Until he met and married Christine, he laughs, "I was the leading man type—I weighed only 178 pounds."
The story of the leading man who became a portly character actor because of his wife's cooking was just one ironic note to be found this day on the set of "Hogan's Heroes."
The company was filming camp compound scenes on a movie back lot where the city of Atlanta was built, and burned, for the movie, "Gone With the Wind." Over the "southern" soil the Nazi flag now waved.
Over "southern" soil prop men also had scattered salt to double for German snow. For the winter scenes members of the cast were huddled in heavy wool overcoats—and perspiration dripped from their faces as if they were melting ice.
As usual in Hollywood, the shooting schedule calling for the outdoor winter scenes fell on one of the year's hottest days. The temperature was 89 degrees. John Banner's background is just as eyebrow lifting. This jovial man now playing a Nazi had fled from his native Vienna to the U.S. when Hitler's army marched into Austria.
In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army, taking his basic training at Atlantic City. While there he posed for an official army recruiting poster (widely used at Easter time) of a GI kneeling in prayer in church with hands clasped and rifle resting on his chest.
The accent John brought from Vienna has limited the acting he learned in Zurich to German, Russian and French characters. He has always wanted to appear in a western because of his theory that many of the first settlers in the west were German, some with heavy accents and some with no knowledge of English at all. "I have talked to many TV and movie producers and directors about this," he says. "They all agree with me but they all tell me, "The public wouldn't accept it! I wonder."


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Sgt. Schultz to Make Debut in CBS Series

By HAL HUMPHREY

HOLLYWOOD—John Banner is a 270-pound Austrian-American actor who has made almost an entire career of playing sputtering comic German soldiers.
His latest movie role was as the German sergeant with James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in "36 Hours." On Sept. 17 the TV audience will see his debut as Sgt. Schultz in the new CBS comedy series, "Hogan's Heroes."
Like many actors, Banner resents being type-cast, but not to the extent that he will pass up a steady job.
"This fellow Schultz on 'Hogan's Heroes' I'm very happy with. It's a miracle I got, the part at all. Everything seemed too perfect," he says.
IT WAS MORE than happenstance which got Banner off on his soldier character. A Czech by the name of Hasek had written a novel called "The Brave Soldier Schweik," which Banner had read.
Schweik was a World War I Austrian private, a hapless fellow who was drawn into trouble in spite of himself. Banner saw Soldier Schweik as a great type to copy as an actor.
"I believe it's wonderful to be able to laugh about militarism," says Banner.
He might have added that it is even necessary to laugh about it every so often if we are to remain sane. Part of his family and many friends were victims of the Hitlerian scourge which swept Austria while he was acting at Schauspielhaus in Zurich, Switzerland, under a two-year contract.
Following the Anschluss, Banner escaped through Switzerland to the United States in 1938.
IT WASN'T long after arriving here that Banner found himself a soldier in the U.S. Air Corps, and in a rare flash of military perspicacity he was made a supply sergeant.
"But this was a different army. I remember how amazed I was at being able to gripe about everything I didn't like and was told I could even write a letter to my congressman. In Germany I would have been shot for just thinking such a thing," adds Banner, laughing.
As Sgt. Schultz in "Hogan's Heroes," Banner is playing a German guard in a prisoner of war camp and becomes an unwilling ally of the American prisoner Col. Hogan (Bob Crane) and his men through fear of being sent to the Russian front.
"SOME PEOPLE ask me how we can be funny about a prison camp in the war, and I say to them how was it possible to write about two little old ladies who killed 12 men and buried them in the basement and make it funny? Well, somebody did, and it was called 'Arsenic and Old Lace.' We will always be able to laugh at someone flaunting authority," Banner maintains.
In addition to his blimp-type German, Banner has played a variety of Russian and Hungarian types. Now that he's been a naturalized American for many years, however, he is a bit piqued at the number of foreign actors imported for roles in American movies.
"For some reason," Banner says quite seriously, "Hollywood would rather take in foreigners. Now I could have played Goldfinger, but not, they brought over Gert Froebe, who did it well, but there were people here to do it.
"I saw 'Moraluri,' and I find they brought over four German actors for that one. Why is that? I can't work in England or most other countries because they don't want American actors," Banner adds, disgustedly.
Couldn't he work in Germany a while, then wait for American producers to rediscover him, I asked facetiously.
"Sure, in Germany I can work, but they don't make pictures there. There is no money," Banner sputters. Of course, if Hogan's Heroes clicks with the 1100 Nielsen rating families, and the sponsors' wives have no serious objection to Sgt. Schultz, Banner can be happy he is an American actor with a Viennese accent he can parlay into German, Russian, Swiss or South Slabovian.

          

Whey protein: os mitos sobre um dos suplementos mais consumidos no Brasil

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Daniel Cohen
O mercado de suplementos alimentares, movimenta cerca de R$ 1,5 bilhão por ano, sendo o Brasil um dos maiores mercados de suplementos do mundo, perdendo apenas para Estados Unidos e Austrália de acordo com dados da pesquisa pela realizada pela Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Produtos Nutricionais (Abenutri).

De acordo com empresário do mundo fitness e atleta Daniel Cohen, um dos suplementos mais consumidos é o Whey Protein, conhecido por ser produzido com base na proteína do soro do leite. “É suplemento de altíssimo valor biológico, sendo bem aproveitado pelos músculos e outros tecidos do corpo. Além de ser uma ótima opção de suplemento para quem procura manter ou aumentar a massa muscular”, orienta.

Assim como todo suplemento, o Whey também é alvo de vários mitos e verdade. E Daniel Cohen desmistificou alguns deles:

Whey protein faz mal para os rins?
Constantemente associado a problemas renais, o uso do suplemento a base de soro do leite pode sobrecarregar os rins quando usado em excesso, ou caso a pessoa já tenha predisposição ao problema. “O excesso de proteína é excretado pelo organismo, e quando ingerido em doses maiores ou várias vezes ao dia sem uma orientação, a pessoa pode facilmente ultrapassar a necessidade diária de proteínas e sobrecarregar os rins”, explica Cohen.

Mas vale lembrar que o consumo excessivo de qualquer proteína pode sobrecarregar os rins, ainda mais quando não há ingestão adequada de líquidos. “O whey protein em si, não faz mal aos rins quando usado de maneira correta”.

Whey Protein engorda?
O uso do suplemento não causa ganho de gordura. Para as células, a principal fonte de energia são os carboidratos. É apenas na ausência destes, que as gorduras e proteínas podem ser utilizadas para manter as funções metabólicas. Ou seja, quem mantém um consumo equilibrado de calorias e se exercita diariamente não terá ganho de peso. “É o excesso de calorias na dieta que pode levar ao sobrepeso e não apenas um produtos em si”, aponta.

Whey altera a produção de hormônios?
Por ser um derivado do leite, não há hormônios no Whey. Portanto, afirmar que o suplemento traz malefícios ao funcionamento da tireoide e de outras glândulas produtoras de hormônio é um definitivamente mito. E mesmo apresentando função anabólica – estímulo ao crescimento muscular –, o Whey não é caracterizado como uma droga anabolizante.

Whey protein causa osteoporose?
“A crença de que não apenas o consumo de Whey, como dietas com alto teor de proteína poderiam causar perda de massa óssea não são comprovadas por estudos científicos”, afirma Daniel. Inclusive, uma pesquisa publicada no British Journal of Nutrition concluiu que ratos que receberam frações de Whey Protein apresentaram uma diminuição da reabsorção óssea, deixando os ossos mais densos e fortes.

Créditos - Foto: Mundo Maromba / MF Press Global



          

Using Website Contacts and Categorization Tools for More Effectiv…

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Digital rights management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection for all kinds of digital media. It prevents unauthorized redistribution of digital media and stops consumers from copying the content they purchase. DRM products were developed in response to a rapid rise in online piracy of commercially marketed materials aided by the widespread use […]
          

דרושים פרילנסרים לפיתוח python מת"א וגם מרחוק

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חברה בתל אביב המפתחת מוצר המספק הגנת סייבר באמצעות deep learning, כותבים מערכת לניהול קונפיגורציה, מחפשים איש Python חזק מאוד שיכול להרים עצמאית פרויקט תוך כחודש, שיכלול עבודה בענן (גוגל ואמזון).נדרש ניסיון של מינימום 4 שנים בפיתוח ב Python. ניסיון עם MongoDB ו Redis.יש פוטנציאל להמשכיות בצוות של ה- back endהיקף - משרה מלאה או קצת פחות, יש מקום לחלק מהזמן עבודה מרחוק.
          

GtkDialog and missed chances

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After rediscovering Puppy Linux earlier this autumn, I got the chance to re-evaluate a number of technologies I had run into before and forgotten about. One of them is BaCon, a.k.a. the Basic Converter, that I already used successfully for half a dozen game ports and a little utility, with more to come. Another is GtkDialog.

Wait, what's GtkDialog? You can think of it as a powerful alternative to Xdialog, but it's really much more. Thanks to a markup language that resembles XML (but apparently isn't), you can tell it to make any kind of GUI, even with a menubar, and it will reply with everything the user entered when they press OK. That's not where GtkDialog shines though; among other things, you can make buttons run some shell command then refresh another widget, which itself reads from the shell:

<window title="Hello, GtkDialog!">
 <vbox>
  <entry>
   <variable>OUTPUT</variable>
   <input>cat /tmp/gtk-date</input>
  </entry>
  <hbox>
   <button>
    <label>Refresh</label>
    <input file stock="gtk-refresh"></input>
    <action>date > /tmp/gtk-date</action>
    <action>refresh:OUTPUT</action>
   </button>
   <button>
    <label>Quit</label>
    <input file stock="gtk-quit"></input>
    <action>EXIT:OUTPUT</action>
   </button>
  </hbox>
 </vbox>
</window>

Feed this to GtkDialog, e.g. via the --filename or --stdin options, and you've got yourself a graphical front-end to a command-line utility that was never meant to have one.

So why have you never heard of this little wonder?


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expand, improve, maintain large SQL databases

experience with Python/C#/C++,MSSQL/Redis

experience with HTML/Bootstrap/JS/JQuery/Websockets,MQTT/RabbitMQ

 

all the while supporting HP VEE (similar to LabVIEW) software

HP VEE is about as similar to LabVIEW as the Peugeot is to Honda.

 

all for less than $80K/year

 

I would love working on all the different technologies, but let's get real about the pay.

 

 


          

Ep 109 | Book Review: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

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How would your life change if your digital world were clutter free? In today’s episode we explore the philosophy of digital minimalism - the belief that less can be more to our relationship with digital tools. This idea stems for Cal Newport’s book “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.” We’re trading in the question “does it spark joy?” for the question “is this the best way to use technology to support my values?” We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast. Joy Check What's sparking joy for Karin: Vernado fan cool NYC fall breeze, windows open! What's sparking joy for Kristyn: Creative winter months. Collaborating with an artist on a new For the Love of Tidy production In this episode, you’ll enjoy: - Spark Joy's previous book review of "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, " Spark Joy Episode 21 - "Deep Work," Cal Newport's previous book that sparked a discussion that led to the release of Digital Minimalism - The Pros. What we loved about the book: - The way it was organized - Insights about the Slot Machine Concept - The Three Principles of Digital Minimalism - Stories shared from his Digital Declutter Survey - Cal's views on personal transformation The Cons. Things that didn't spark joy: The thesis style format and technical writing style A large amount of focus on the value of solitude The Digital Minimalism Plan: Set aside a 30-day period during which you will take a break from optionial technologies in your life. During this 30-day period break, explore and rediscover activities and behaviors that you find satisfying and meaningful. At the end of the break, reintroduce optional technologies into your life, starting from a blank slate. For each technology you reintroduce, determine what value it serves in your life and how specifically you will use it so as to maximize this value. Similarities with a capsule wardeobe - Spark Joy episode 39: Closet Joy Part 2 Practical tips that Cal recommends leaning on as you work through the three steps of your digital minimalism plan FI (Financial Independence) references: Spark Joy Episode 58 Tips on "filling the void" left when you break from your devices How Karin and Kristyn have applied Cal's tips and more to make some big changes when it comes to digital clutter Gems: - “Is this the best way to use technology to support my values?” - "Because of technology I’m a better human being than I ever was before." - "Minimalists believe that the key to thriving in a high-tech world is to spend much less time using technology." - "The average user spends 50 minutes per day on Facebook products alone." - "In my experience, gradually changing your habits one at a time doesn’t work well." You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy
          

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After the Soviet Empire: Legacies and Pathways

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The break-up of the Soviet Union is a key event of the twentieth century. The 39th IIS congress in Yerevan 2009 focused on causes and consequences of this event and on shifts in the world order that followed in its wake. This volume is an effort to chart these developments in empirical and conceptual terms. It has a focus on the lands of the former Soviet Union but also explores pathways and contexts in the Second World at large. The Soviet Union was a full scale experiment in creating an alternative modernity. The implosion of this union gave rise to new states in search of national identity. At a time when some observers heralded the end of history, there was a rediscovery of historical legacies and a search for new paths of development across the former Second World. In some parts of this world long-repressed legacies were rediscovered. They were sometimes, as in the case of countries in East Central Europe, built around memories of parliamentary democracy and its replacement by authoritarian rule during the interwar period. Some legacies referred to efforts at establishing statehood in the wake of the First World War, others to national upheavals in the nineteenth century and earlier. In Central Asia and many parts of the Caucasus the cultural heritage of Islam in its different varieties gave rise to new markers of identity but also to violent contestations. In South Caucasus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan have embarked upon distinctly different, but invariably conti Read more...

          

Beaumarchais, un aventurier de la liberté

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« L'existence de Beaumarchais est une ivresse de vivre. Une suite de folles journées. Une pièce de théâtre effrénée où les personnages, tous Beaumarchais, se succèdent, se nourrissent l'un l'autre, s'allient, se contredisent, se combattent, parfois se détestent, le plus souvent s'aiment, trop. Ce serait banal si, vécues par tous ces personnages, toutes ces vies se succédaient sagement. Cet horloger, fils d'horloger, ne supporte pas la chronologie. C'est le prince du En Même Temps, cette stratégie qui, quoi qu'on pense, n'est pas moderne : c'était déjà la devise du XVIIIe siècle. Musicien, courtisan, financier, promoteur immobilier, industriel, espion, armateur, auteur d'oeuvres tantôt géniales, tantôt très oubliables, éditeur de Voltaire, il devient révolutionnaire malgré lui. Trop gourmand pour ne pas TOUT vivre à la fois. Et trop joyeux de toutes ces aventures pour en ressentir de la fatigue. Comme l'écrivait Fernando Pessoa, n'être qu'un est une prison. » E.O. L'enregistrement intégral, par l'auteur lui-même, de ce livre savoureux a fait l'objet d'une diffusion radiophonique sur France Culture durant l'été 2019.

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« Un monde de carton-pâte peuplé de personnages en trompe-l'oeil, surgis de quelque histoire de fou qui serait vraiment drôle si ces héros n'étaient pas des types en chair et en os... ». Devenu un classique contemporain, le roman de Ken Kesey, paru en 1962, n'a rien perdu de sa puissance. Il plonge dans le chaos d'un hôpital psychiatrique où l'infirmière en chef Ratched règne en maître sur son service. Jusqu'à l'arrivée de McMurphy, un criminel qui simule la folie pour échapper à la prison. Rebelle et gouailleur, bien décidé à redistribuer les cartes et à redonner un peu de dignité et d'espoir aux malades, il engage alors à ses risques et périls une résistance acharnée contre l'institution. Criant de vérité, Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou est une dénonciation en règle de l'enfermement psychiatrique, un hymne à la vie envers et contre tous.

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Peter Malkov: Revue de vidéos sur le portail éducatif de l'Académie de la foi [Академия веры]

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Peter Yourevitch Malkov
Membre de la commission inter-conciliaire de l’Église orthodoxe russe
Membre de la commission synodale biblique et théologique
Chef du département de théologie de l’Université Saint-Tikhon
Candidat (grade universitaire russe) en théologie, chargé de cours
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L'examen des documents publiés sur le portail éducatif Академия веры/Akademiya Very, en français Académie de la Foi site russe: https://vera.academy/block/207, positionné comme une "première ressource sur l'étude multiforme de la doctrine chrétienne dans l'Internet russe", et prétendant offrir "un regard neuf sur la doctrine et les traditions de l'Église orthodoxe" m'a laissé une impression plutôt négative.

D'une part, on ne peut que se réjouir de la volonté du clergé russe bien éduqué, des professeurs de l'Académie théologique de Moscou et d'un certain nombre de professionnels travaillant dans le domaine de la culture orthodoxe russe, de faire une nouvelle et noble tentative pour transmettre les principes et les bases les plus importants de la foi chrétienne aux jeunes russes contemporains, même si cette tentative fut faite en utilisant les méthodes missionnaires et catéchisantes qui sont très inhabituelles dans la tradition orthodoxe et dans le contexte ecclésial. Nous pouvons rappeler ici l'un des grands principes missionnaires de l'Apôtre Paul qui "s'est rendu faible aux faibles, pour gagner les faibles." Je suis devenu tout pour tous, afin que par tous les moyens possibles je puisse en sauver quelques-uns" (1 Corinthiens 9: 22).

Il est toujours très important pour les auteurs de tels projets de pouvoir raconter aux gens des choses vraiment complexes de manière simple et intelligible, tout en reflétant les aspects les plus importants de la foi chrétienne dans leurs productions et en aidant ainsi les jeunes contemporains à s'établir dans l'espérance du Seigneur, à les renforcer dans l'amour de Dieu et du prochain et à faciliter pour eux l'entrée dans l'Église du Christ. Il est très important ici de s'en tenir à un "juste milieu". Dans de tels projets, il est tout à fait acceptable d'utiliser des approches modernes de prédication et de se référer aux réalités de la culture de masse contemporaine séculière, dans laquelle les jeunes d'aujourd'hui sont élevés. Pourtant, ce faisant, les auteurs doivent rester fidèles à l'esprit de la tradition de l'Église, à la pureté de la doctrine orthodoxe et aux fondements de la morale chrétienne. En effet, comme il est dit dans les Évangiles, "Car par vos paroles vous serez justifiés, et par vos paroles vous serez condamnés" (Matthieu 12,37).

C'est pourquoi une telle discussion avec les jeunes sur les fondements de la foi chrétienne ne doit pas devenir - en se réjouissant des valeurs de "cette  époque" - une trahison des principes doctrinaux et moraux du témoignage chrétien sur la vérité.

Malheureusement, de nombreuses vidéos présentées sur le portail de l'Académie de la Foi paraissent précisément un exemple de déviation de leurs auteurs des principes authentiques de l'œuvre missionnaire chrétienne.

Tout d'abord, je voudrais dire quelques mots sur les textes publiés sur le portail de l'Académie de la Foi. Heureusement, après un rapide coup d'œil, ils ne semblent pas poser de problèmes quant à leur contenu doctrinal et moral. Cependant, on peut avoir l'impression que ces textes doctrinalement corrects destinés à présenter les fondements de la doctrine orthodoxe, ont été écrits par un professeur travaillant dans le domaine de l'enseignement ecclésiastique supérieur, non pas pour des jeunes gens non instruits, mais pour ses propres étudiants. Ces textes ressemblent à de brefs résumés de conférences sur la théologie dogmatique plutôt qu'à des essais missionnaires catéchétiques pour ceux qui commencent leur cheminement vers la foi. Tout est très sophistiqué, complexe et abscons dans ces textes. Et les sujets qui ont été choisis sont très difficiles. Telle est, par exemple, la section intitulée "Qu'est-ce que la monarchie du Père", qui contient des phrases comme celle-ci : "La causalité existant dans notre monde ne peut être comparée à la causalité en Dieu, puisque le Père est une cause rationnelle et aimante, capable d'éviter la hiérarchie dans Sa génération et Sa procession. Pauvres jeunes ! Oseraient-ils s'en prendre à une science théologique aussi ardue ?

Il convient maintenant de dire quelques mots sur le contenu des vidéos présentées sur le portail de l'Académie de la Foi. Elles ont été créés dans le style de l'animation par ordinateur, elles intègrent activement les éléments de la culture de masse contemporaine, regorgent d'images visuelles brillantes, parfois exagérées et comiques, elles utilisent un langage compréhensible et intelligible par les jeunes de notre époque, ressemblent parfois à des bandes dessinées animées et reflètent les réalités du cinéma, de la musique et des arts actuels, bien connues des adolescents. 

Ces éléments spécifiques de la culture contemporaine sont constamment liés dans les vidéos à l'imagerie de la culture orthodoxe traditionnelle, à la peinture d'icônes et au symbolisme chrétien. Et, bien que certaines de ces vidéos semblent trop provocantes pour "l'œil orthodoxe", elles ne méritent pas toutes des commentaires négatifs sur leur contenu théologique et moral. Cependant, malheureusement, il y a beaucoup de vidéos parmi elles qui méritent l'évaluation la moins flatteuse, et d'ailleurs, les plus infructueuses sont les vidéos sur les domaines les plus importants de la doctrine chrétienne, telles que "Pourquoi Dieu est Trinité", "Qui est Dieu ? "A propos de la Liturgie", « Qu’est-ce que la tradition sacrée" et « Existe-t-il un christianisme au-delà des frontières de l'Orthodoxie ?" J'aborderai le contenu doctrinal et moral de chacune.

1. Vidéo "Pourquoi Dieu est Trinité" (scénario du diacre Ilya Kokine)




Certainement, c'est l'exemple le plus flagrant de toutes les vidéos présentées sur le Portail.

Il convient de mentionner que les auteurs de la vidéo en ont retiré plusieurs images à la suite de remarques critiques formulées par moi-même et par d'autres téléspectateurs. Malheureusement, cela n'a en rien résolu le problème...

Je ne raconterai pas en détail la composante "humoristique" de la vidéo, mais je ne donnerai qu'un seul exemple qui permettra de transmettre en partie son humeur "divertissante" générale. La vidéo contient diverses images symboliques et parallèles du monde créé, permettant au spectateur d'approcher mentalement le mystère de la Sainte Trinité : Comment un seul Dieu peut-il être en trois personnes ? 

Ces images comprennent le soleil (le soleil, la lumière et la chaleur), l'arbre (racine, tronc et couronne), etc. Cependant, les auteurs de la vidéo ont décidé d'ajouter leur propre contribution à l'inventaire figuratif des symboles du Dieu trinitaire. C'est une tasse de cappuccino dans laquelle on mélange du café, de la crème et du sucre. Ces découvertes théologiques, sont, pour le moins déconcertantes. Comme nous le comprenons bien, théologiquement cette image est absolument incorrecte, puisque dans une tasse de cappuccino, trois substances complètement hétérogènes, différentes les unes des autres dans la nature, sont combinées de manière aléatoire. De plus, les auteurs n'ont pas pu s'empêcher de faire une plaisanterie très étrange : "Une tasse, mais j'en veux trois"... Est-ce là l'explication du mystère de l'Unité et en même temps de la Trinité de Dieu ? Telle est, si je puis dire, la "plaisanterie" qui embrouille complètement le spectateur…

Passons maintenant à l'essence théologique de cette vidéo : au tout début, l'icône de la "Sainte Trinité" de saint André Roublev apparaît devant le spectateur. On nous dit que l'artiste a représenté trois personnes divines sur l'icône : le Père, le Fils et le Saint-Esprit. Et puis le présentateur corrige saint André : "Bien que, franchement, ce ne soit pas le cas." Ensuite, extrêmement intrigués par cette déclaration, nous sommes informés que l'icône représente trois personnages - des voyageurs qui un jour apparurent au juste  Abraham de l’Ancien Testament, et prédirent la naissance de son fils Isaac. "Mais ce qui s'est passé par la suite n'entre pas dans l'intrigue sur l'apparition de la Sainte Trinité", nous dit le présentateur en confidence. 

"Un voyageur resta pour parler avec Abraham, et les deux autres allèrent dans la ville de Sodome, où ils furent soumis, hum... à du harcèlement. Et à quoi d'autre pouvait-on s'attendre de la part des Sodomites ?" Comme on le sait, le mot "harcèlement" signifie le plus souvent une imposition sexuelle criminelle et persistante, une agression sexuelle dans l'intention de viol. A cette époque, l'image animée représente une foule de personnages gris - des habitants de la ville de Sodome, se précipitant vers la maison où deux anges viennent d'entrer. Ensuite (dans la version originale de la vidéo), nous avons pu voir deux anges quitter la maison avec les joues rouges et les visages tristes, tenant des affiches avec l'inscription "#me too" dans leurs mains. Laissez-moi vous expliquer : "me too" est un hashtag, aujourd'hui très populaire, qui postule la condamnation de tout harcèlement et de toute violence sexuelle ; il s'est récemment répandu dans les médias sociaux d'aujourd'hui après une série de scandales sexuels à Hollywood. Ces cadres avec l'affiche et les anges honteux ont disparu de la nouvelle version de la vidéo, mais le sujet du "harcèlement" y est toujours resté. Les auteurs de la vidéo n'ont pas expliqué si ces deux anges ont été violés par les Sodomites, mais nous espérons que la vraie conscience dogmatique orthodoxe qui nie la corporéité matérielle des anges a aidé le scénariste à rejeter cette pensée audacieuse. 

Je dois tout de suite mentionner que selon le récit biblique, les événements qui ont eu lieu à Sodome et auxquels ont participé les voyageurs qui ont visité Abraham, se sont passés d'une manière complètement différente de ce qu'il semble aux auteurs de la vidéo : "Mais les hommes à l'intérieur ont tendu la main et ont ramené Lot à l'intérieur de la maison et ont fermé la porte. Alors ils frappèrent d'aveuglement les hommes qui étaient à la porte de la maison, jeunes et vieux, afin qu'ils ne puissent pas trouver la porte " (Genèse 19: 10-11). Quoi qu'il en soit, le cours de présentation vidéo de la doctrine trinitaire se poursuit. Le présentateur dit : "Mais le but ici n'est même pas dans une situation épicée, mais dans le fait que nous appelons la Sainte Trinité Consubstantielle, Une, et Indivisible." Sans expliquer la signification de ces formulations théologiques sophistiquées, les auteurs procèdent immédiatement et résolument à la ruine du "mythe" erroné de la Trinité de Roublev. 

Aucune Trinité n'est apparue à Abraham, puisque les "voyageurs bibliques se sont séparés." L'auteur laisse entendre ici que l'un des voyageurs est resté avec Abraham, tandis que les deux autres, comme le racontent les auteurs de la vidéo, sont allés à Sodome où la foule grise et agressive a tenté de les violer. Alors les paroles de l'apôtre Jean apparaissent soudainement dans la vidéo : "Personne n'a jamais vu Dieu, mais le Fils unique, qui est au sein du Père, l'a fait connaître" (Jean 1:18). Les auteurs de la vidéo soulignent : personne n'a vu Dieu le Père. C'est pourquoi, selon eux, Dieu le Père et donc toute la Trinité n'auraient pas pu apparaître à Abraham. Pourtant, en même temps, les auteurs de la vidéo croient que Dieu le Fils pourrait encore apparaître à Abraham. "Qui donc apparut à Abraham ?" - Selon le scénariste, Dieu le Fils et deux anges avec lui. Selon l'affirmation des auteurs, ce sera "la chose la plus logique" à supposer (je dois le noter : cette logique dans le raisonnement humain sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité est une chose dangereuse !)

Ici, nous devrions nous arrêter brièvement pour examiner plus en détail les principaux arguments des auteurs de la vidéo. Ainsi, de leur point de vue, Dieu n'apparaît pas à Abraham comme Trinité. Après tout, les voyageurs après avoir visité Abraham se séparèrent les uns des autres, alors que la Sainte Trinité ne peut être divisée. De plus, toute la Trinité ne pouvait pas apparaître à Abraham à cause de l'invisibilité absolue de Dieu le Père.

Je dois m'opposer aux auteurs de la vidéo. Tout d'abord, il faut rappeler que dans la peinture d'icônes orthodoxe médiévale (byzantine et russe), il existe un grand nombre de représentations de "l'hospitalité d'Abraham" accompagnée de l'inscription "Trinité" ou "Sainte Trinité". Dans l'art orthodoxe, ces images de la "Trinité de l'Ancien Testament" sont les plus traditionnelles. Cependant, les inscriptions "Père", "Fils" et "Saint Esprit" ne sont pas faites près des figures, car elles sont considérées comme canoniquement inacceptables. Je devrais également mentionner que de telles icônes de la Trinité de l'Ancien Testament incluent souvent (contrairement à l'icône de la Sainte Trinité par saint André Roublev) Abraham et Sarah, la table avec des plats, des serviteurs, et ainsi de suite. 

Ainsi, pour l'art orthodoxe, la vérité de l'apparition de la Sainte Trinité à Abraham est, dans un bon sens du terme, "la connaissance commune". La tradition des Saints Pères comprend souvent cette apparition des Trois Voyageurs à Abraham précisément comme l'apparition de la Sainte Trinité. Cependant - et ici les auteurs de la vidéo ont en partie raison - certains Saints Pères avaient une autre opinion : c'était Dieu le Fils et deux anges avec Lui qui apparurent à Abraham. Cependant, de célèbres Saints Pères, théologiens et exégètes, comme saint Cyrille d'Alexandrie, saint Ambroise de Milan ou saint Augustin, croyaient que c'était précisément la Sainte Trinité - Dieu le Père, le Fils et l'Esprit Saint - qui apparut à Abraham. Dans la tradition russe, le principal partisan de l'idée de l'apparition du Dieu trinitaire à Abraham était saint Joseph de Volotsk. En effet, saint Cyrille d'Alexandrie explique aussi pourquoi les Divins Voyageurs se sont divisés après le repas d'Abraham : les anges qui apparurent à Abraham, "pourraient être l'image de Dieu ; trois s'approchèrent d'abord d'Abraham au Chêne de Mamré, mais seulement deux entrèrent dans Sodome : " Le Père ne juge personne mais il a donné tout jugement au Fils " (Jn. 5 : 22), avec qui, sans aucun doute, il est présent et en qui l'Esprit Saint demeure selon la nature " (Saint Cyrille d'Alexandrie, Sur l'Adoration dans l'Esprit et la Vérité, 1ère partie, Livre 6). Ainsi, selon la pensée de saint Cyrille, Dieu le Père a laissé le jugement de la Sodome pécheresse précisément au Fils dans sa coopération avec le Saint-Esprit, mais le Père lui-même ne porte jamais aucun jugement et n'est donc pas allé à Sodome.

Il faut dire ici que, malgré le fait que les Trois Voyageurs semblent se diviser après avoir visité Abraham, cela ne peut évidemment pas signifier que les Personnes de la Sainte Trinité se soient séparées les unes des autres. Après tout, Dieu est omniprésent... Oui, en apparence, ils se sont séparés ici, mais la Trinité ne se sépare jamais. Après tout, nous ne considérons pas l'envoi de Dieu le Fils dans le monde, Qui est descendu du Ciel en sacrifice expiatoire pour la race humaine, comme une séparation des personnes divines. Quoi qu'il en soit, un argument aussi étrange de la part des auteurs de la vidéo - il ne pouvait s'agir de la Trinité, parce que les trois voyageurs se déplacent dans des directions différentes - est absolument frivole du point de vue doctrinal et ne fait que confondre et désorienter l'observateur. En ce qui concerne le passage de l'Évangile de Jean, cité par les auteurs de la vidéo (" Personne n'a vu Dieu à aucun moment. Le Fils unique, Qui est dans le sein du Père est Celui Qui l’a fait connaître"), cela n'a rien à voir avec le sujet de l'Ancien Testament, parce qu'il fait référence au moment de l'Incarnation du Fils de Dieu quand, devenu humain, il nous est devenu visible, car le Verbe s'est fait chair.

De plus, la formulation dogmatique trinitaire ultérieure de la vidéo ne me semble pas appropriée : "Les Trois Personnes, c'est-à-dire les Trois Personnalités Indépendantes, ont une nature commune." Un mot extrêmement inapproprié ici est "indépendant". 

Pour le spectateur d'aujourd'hui, le mot "indépendant" signifiera nécessairement "séparé", "isolé". Et là commence une nouvelle "tentation" née de la vidéo : l'idée que les Trois Personnes sont trois dieux distincts, reliés les uns aux autres uniquement par l'amour, commence à apparaître de plus en plus clairement. Une comparaison plus poussée des Trois Personnes de la Sainte Trinité avec la plénitude de la race humaine, composée de personnalités isolées et complètement séparées les unes des autres, soutient également ce point. De plus, la vidéo fait une autre déclaration extrêmement audacieuse : "On peut comprendre le mystère de la Sainte Trinité en regardant l'homme, puisque, comme la Sainte Trinité, "l'humanité entière est un seul organisme avec la multitude des personnes". Ainsi, les auteurs de la vidéo ont déjà compris avec succès et complètement le mystère ineffable de la Sainte Trinité ("On peut comprendre le mystère de la Sainte Trinité..."). Mais savent-ils que, selon les saints Pères, ce mystère ne peut en aucun cas être compris pleinement et rationnellement par une personne créée et imparfaite ?

Vient ensuite une autre question dogmatiquement inexacte et manifestement incorrecte : "Pourquoi Dieu a-t-il besoin de trois personnes ?" Pourquoi Dieu est-il ainsi et pas d'une autre nature ? Poser de telles questions en théologie est le pire faux pas qu'on puisse imaginer... Si seulement les auteurs de la vidéo pouvaient répondre honnêtement à cette question : "On n'en sait rien !" Cependant, malheureusement, ils commencent (de leur point de vue) à y répondre, avec diligence et exhaustivité, continuant ainsi à rationaliser et à simplifier de plus en plus le mystère de la Sainte Trinité. "Dieu est Amour, mais l'Amour a besoin de l'Autre. L'amour est quelque chose qui unit deux ou plusieurs personnalités." Une conclusion extrêmement tentante d'un point de vue doctrinal découle de la vidéo : le Père, le Fils et le Saint-Esprit sont unis non par l'unité de leur nature commune, non par leur consubstantialité, mais par leur qualité commune d'amour énergétique, que les spectateurs d'aujourd'hui vont inévitablement interpréter - conformément à leur compréhension quotidienne du sens de l'amour - de manière très simple : le Père, le Fils et le Saint Esprit sont unis seulement par les tendres sentiments qu'ils expriment les uns envers les autres. "L'amour s'est refroidi, expliquent les auteurs de la vidéo, "en nous", mais pas en Dieu, car contrairement à nous, le Père, le Fils et l'Esprit Saint, "ont réussi dans l'amour..."

En tant que spectateur potentiel, quel est le résultat final que je peux tirer de cette vidéo ?

1. Saint André Roublev a mal interprété un récit biblique de l'Ancien Testament, il s'est trompé et il a peint une icône avec le mauvais sujet représentant quelque chose qu'il n’aurait pas dû.

2. Le Fils de Dieu et deux autres anges apparurent à Abraham ; puis on essaya de les violer à Sodome, mais tout cela n'a rien à voir avec le sujet de la Sainte Trinité.

3. Le Dieu Unique a Trois Personnes, mais ce n'est pas comme le Serpent à plusieurs têtes des contes de fées russes, mais comme les nombreux êtres humains qui vivent sur terre.

4. Le cappuccino est une très bonne chose : non seulement parce qu'il est délicieux, mais aussi parce qu'il est une image symbolique réussie de l'unité des personnes de la Sainte Trinité.

5. Les auteurs de la vidéo savent à coup sûr pourquoi Dieu a besoin de Trois Personnes - pour qu'il y ait des Personnes pour s'aimer en Dieu.

6. La condition préalable et le fondement de l'unité des Trois Personnes de la Sainte Trinité, Personnalités indépendantes, n'est pas leur unité selon la nature commune, mais précisément le parfait sentiment d'amour qu'elles éprouvent les unes envers les autres.

Et une autre remarque importante concernant le contenu de cette vidéo : ses auteurs ont utilisé presque tout le matériel source pour la vidéo de l'Ancien Testament, mais ils n'ont pratiquement pas mentionné la doctrine de la Sainte Trinité du Nouveau Testament. Pourquoi en est-il ainsi ? Comme c'est étrange !

2. Vidéo "Qui est Dieu" (scénario du prêtre Serge Baritsky) 

Selon les auteurs de cette vidéo, tous les dieux semblaient être des créatures fantaisistes et inaccessibles aux païens dans les temps anciens. Les gens avaient l'impression qu'ils devaient rester loin d'eux. Les auteurs de la vidéo comparent ces dieux avec le Dieu chrétien. Ils nous le disent avec optimisme : "Un jour... quelque chose s'est brisé dans ce mode de vie païen lugubre". Un homme né dans la petite province romaine de Judée a apporté au peuple quelque chose dont les anciens ne pouvaient que rêver : Il a révélé au peuple l'amour de Dieu le Père." Super ! Nous nous préparons à entendre que cette personne (bien sûr, c'est Jésus-Christ) était le Fils de Dieu, le vrai Dieu, qu'Il est venu pour sauver le monde. Rien de tel ! Ils ne nous en parleront pas, on n'en parle même pas. On nous parlera de la florissante Florence et de Dante qui y ont vécu. Il restera dans l'esprit des spectateurs (qui bien sûr comprennent qui a été mentionné), que Jésus n'était qu’un "homme" bon qui a finalement "révélé" Dieu - "le Père, Dieu aimant" - à l'humanité. Cependant, les spectateurs ne relieraient pas nécessairement cette "personne" au "Père" et ne seraient pas en mesure de conclure que c'est précisément cet Homme qui est le vrai Fils de Dieu le Père. Selon la vidéo, il n'était qu'un des nôtres : un "homme né dans la petite province romaine de Judée" - et c'est tout...

Alors qui est Dieu, du point de vue des auteurs de la vidéo ? Les gens ont essayé de répondre à cette question plus d'une fois. Comme le disent les auteurs, "Parfois les gens essayaient d'expliquer Dieu de manière affirmative, en lui donnant des noms et en décrivant [ses] qualités ; parfois ils essayaient de le faire par le déni des propriétés typiques des êtres humains". Avec ces mots, les caractéristiques et les noms de Dieu traditionnels pour la doctrine orthodoxe apparaissent sur l'écran : "Dieu est éternel", "n'a ni commencement ni fin", "immortel", "tout-puissant", "miséricordieux", "juste", "qui voit tout", "la première cause", "immuable", "amour", "incompréhensible", "Dieu est un"... On pourrait s'en réjouir et même applaudir toutes ces formulations orthodoxes offertes au spectateur, mais tout d'un coup, le présentateur leur répond avec beaucoup de scepticisme : « Des mots, des mots, des mots…" Et puis, à l'improviste, il ajoute : "Mais, en fin de compte, peu importe ce qu'il est." Quoi ?!!!...

Nous avions prévu de découvrir l'enseignement orthodoxe sur Dieu, et maintenant il s'avère que tout l'enseignement orthodoxe est absurde, que vous pouvez éteindre l'ordinateur et aller faire des choses complètement différentes ? Car selon les auteurs de la vidéo, peu importe ce que Dieu est vraiment ! Les auteurs continuent : peu importe ce qu'il est - "le Tout-Puissant, l'éternité ou l'Esprit Immortel. On ne peux pas réchauffer son âme avec ça." Pendant ce temps, sur l'écran, un morceau de papier sur lequel sont écrits les noms orthodoxes de Dieu, se froisse et s'envole dans les ténèbres. "L'âme humaine ne cherche pas des formules exactes, mais l'amour parental ", expliquent les auteurs de la vidéo. Oui, en effet, on peut être d'accord avec eux ici : l'âme aspire à l'amour de Dieu et elle apprend à L'aimer. Seul problème - le mot "amour" a été écrit sur la page froissée et flottante comme l'un des noms de Dieu… 

Tout ce qui se passait à l'écran ressemblait de plus en plus à des sermons protestants populaires appelant à renoncer au dogmatisme médiéval obsolète et à embrasser la chose la plus importante et la seule vraie : Jésus vous aime ! Mais encore une fois, une citation exaltée du Nouveau Testament clignote à l'écran : "Mais à tous ceux qui l'ont reçu, il leur a donné le droit d'être enfants de Dieu, à ceux qui croient en Son Nom" (1 Jean 1:12).  Cependant, pour une raison ou pour une autre, il disparaît aussi avec un sifflement lorsqu'une larme du Dante de la vidéo qui pleure, tombe dessus. Une feuille de papier propre et vide reste à la place de la citation... Enfin, il s'avère que dans cette vidéo, les auteurs s'opposent résolument au "dogme, aux spéculations rationnelles froides" sur Dieu et à "l'expérience chaleureuse de la rencontre avec Dieu", "qui supprime toute question" comme la question "Qui est Dieu ? Probablement, selon les auteurs de la vidéo, ces "spéculations rationnelles" "superflues" comme la doctrine orthodoxe "froide" des propriétés et des noms divins sont aussi enlevées ici…



3. Vidéo "Liturgie" (scénario du diacre Ilya Kokin)


Suite à la critique de son contenu, cette vidéo a également fait l'objet d'une petite correction "cosmétique"...

Cette vidéo tente, d’une manière contre nature, de rapprocher la doctrine orthodoxe de la Liturgie et de l'Eucharistie des idées du philosophe religieux et mystique russe Nicolas Fiodorov, qui figuraient dans son ouvrage Philosophie de la Tâche Commune et qui étaient à la base de la philosophie dite du mouvement "cosmisme russe" [https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmisme]Comme on le sait, tout au long de sa vie, Fiodorov a tenté de mettre en œuvre un étrange projet utopique - la résurrection universelle des morts par le simple pouvoir de la connaissance scientifique. Cette résurrection des ancêtres n'était en aucun cas censée devenir une action divine, mais était considérée par Fiodorov comme une tâche de l'humanité. 

Dans Les Voies de la Théologie Russe, l'archiprêtre George Florovsky a bien décrit sa position idéologique de la manière suivante :

"L'enseignement de Fiodorov est une forme particulière de positivisme religieux, forme raffinée de "religion positive". Et, à proprement parler, rien n'y changerait s'il n'y était pas fait mention de Dieu (comme beaucoup de successeurs de Fiodorov le font maintenant)... On dit que Fiodorov était un homme d’église. Pourtant, sa vision du monde," dans la majorité de ses hypothèses", n'était pas du tout chrétienne et contredisait fortement la révélation et l'expérience chrétienne. Et c'est plus une idéologie qu'une vraie foi... Fiodorov écrit : " Le Christ est le résurrecteur et le christianisme est résurrection ; la fin du ministère du Christ fut la résurrection de Lazare..." Ce n'est pas une glissade accidentelle de la langue. Pour Fiodorov, le Christ n'était qu'un grand faiseur de miracles auquel les esprits et les éléments obéissaient. Le Mystère de la Croix lui restait fermé, " la crucifixion et la mort du Christ n'étaient que la vengeance impuissante des ennemis de la résurrection et des ennemis du ressuscité..." Pour Fiodorov, Béthanie, où Lazare est ressuscité, était plus importante que Nazareth, Bethléem et même Jérusalem... Il parle du Christ très rarement, à peine et obscurément, en utilisant des paroles peu inspirantes et peu convaincantes. Strictement parlant, Fiodorov n'a pas du tout de christologie..."

Cependant, la doctrine de la "tâche commune" de Fiodorov et la doctrine chrétienne de la Liturgie comme "tâche commune" de notre communion avec le même Christ en la divinité duquel Fiodorov ne croyait pas, pour une raison quelconque, semblent être profondément en accord et intégralement unies pour les auteurs de la vidéo. "Après tout, le nom 'Tâche commune' est une traduction littérale du mot grec...'Liturgie'"... D'ailleurs, l'idée de Fiodorov selon laquelle "un jour la science trouvera le moyen de ressusciter nos ancêtres morts. Alors nous aurons une belle vie" est positivement importante pour les auteurs de la vidéo. Probablement, de leur point de vue, elle est très utile pour le travail missionnaire (sinon, elle n'aurait pas été inclus dans la vidéo) et elle peut contribuer au ministère catéchétique.

La première version de la vidéo contenait une expression figurative vivante : Après la Chute, les gens sont devenus ce qu'on appelle des " fragments de corps " dans les chroniques criminelles, en d'autres termes, sont devenus "démembrés…" Suite aux critiques, le mot "démembré" a disparu du texte de la vidéo...

Malheureusement, la vidéo sur la Liturgie est une véritable « décharge publique" d'informations et personne ne sait pourquoi elle a été donnée. Par exemple, il y a une citation d'un des apocryphes attribués au Christ : "Béni soit l'homme qui mange le lion, car alors le lion deviendra un homme, et malheureux est l'homme qui est mangé par le lion, car alors l'homme deviendra un lion." Étant donné que de nombreux téléspectateurs de la vidéo ne savent probablement pas encore clairement ce que sont les apocryphes, après avoir regardé cette vidéo, l'arsenal des citations de l'Evangile va sensiblement augmenter dans l'utilisation de nombreux catéchistes....

4. Vidéo "Qu'est-ce que la tradition sacrée ?" (Scénario d'Alexey Pichtchouline).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eppd1K-6Vkw

Cette vidéo contient une interprétation très étrange du concept doctrinal standard de la "Tradition sacrée", qui ne correspond à aucune compréhension traditionnelle possible de ce concept très important de la doctrine orthodoxe.
Tout d'abord, je vais donner une citation de la vidéo : "La Sainte Écriture était à l'origine la Tradition, et la Tradition en est devenue une partie intégrale."

En effet, le contenu de l'Écriture a été transmis à l'origine dans le sermon des Apôtres comme Tradition orale, avant l’Ecriture des Évangiles et des Épîtres. Ceci est correct. Cependant, l'affirmation selon laquelle la Tradition a été incluse dans l'Écriture en tant que partie intégrante n'est pas vraie. Je n'ai jamais vu une interprétation aussi étrange de la relation entre les concepts théologiques de la "Sainte Écriture" et de la "Tradition sacrée" ailleurs.
Il existe deux approches classiques pour comprendre la relation entre l'Écriture et la Tradition.

A) L'Ecriture et la Tradition sont deux sources complémentaires de la doctrine religieuse. Sous cette forme, ce principe apparaît, par exemple, dans les cours classiques russes d'enseignement pré-révolutionnaire de théologie dogmatique, par exemple, par le Métropolite Macaire (Boulgakov).

B) L'Écriture est l'une des formes de la Tradition (la plus parfaite, puisque sa source est directe, infaillible et divinement inspirée par la Révélation) ; dans chaque forme de Tradition, y compris l'Écriture, la même vérité révélée par Dieu est exprimée en plénitude, mais de manières différentes et dans ses divers modes. Dans cette approche, Tradition et Écriture ne se complètent plus, comme dans la version A), mais sont une seule et même révélation sur Dieu, n'apparaissant que sous des formes différentes. Une telle interprétation a été proposée, par exemple, par Vladimir Lossky.

L'idée des auteurs de la vidéo selon laquelle la Tradition est entrée dans l'Écriture comme partie intégrante de celle-ci contredit toute version de la doctrine dogmatique orthodoxe de la Tradition et de l'Écriture. Une telle formulation ne peut être considérée comme admissible ; elle détruit complètement le sens dogmatique traditionnel des deux concepts théologiques acceptés dans l'Église.

Dans de tels projets missionnaires, on peut s'efforcer autant qu'on le souhaite d'atteindre la simplicité et la clarté de présentation. Cependant, il est obligatoire de tout formuler théologiquement correctement et sans contradictions par rapport à la même Tradition de la Sainte Église, tout en parlant simplement et clairement de choses sophistiquées. Dans ce cas, les auteurs de la vidéo sont engagés dans une invention obscure et inadmissible qui n'a rien à voir avec la théologie orthodoxe traditionnelle. Ils enseignent n'importe quoi au spectateur, mais pas ce qu'est la Tradition Sacrée dans son sens d’Église traditionnel.

La déclaration "La Protection de la Vierge [Pokrov] est une fête mondiale de l'Eglise" de cette vidéo (juste pour mémoire) provoque également de l'étonnement. 

C'est tout simplement faux. La fête de la Protection n'est célébrée que dans l'Église russe. Ni l'Église orthodoxe grecque, ni l'Église orthodoxe géorgienne, ni aucune autre Église locale ne célèbre cette fête.

Cependant, le plus énorme est dans la deuxième moitié de la vidéo. Tout d'abord, je vais mentionner une citation tirée du dessin animé : "La tradition est la même source essentielle de notre connaissance de Dieu que l'Écriture Sainte." Une image apparaît à l'écran : des balances avec des casseroles équilibrées. Supposons que l'approche pour comprendre le sens de la Tradition dans l'option 
A) (voir ci-dessus) soit choisie ici. Mais alors commence un étrange courant de conscience. Si la Tradition est sacrée et est une source vraie et fiable de notre connaissance de Dieu, pourquoi alors l'idée qu'il existe pourtant précisément une "différence fondamentale" qualitative entre les deux commence-t-elle à être introduite ? Quelles sont ces différences ? Les auteurs expliquent : "Les textes qui sont devenus partie intégrante du Nouveau Testament sont passés à travers le filtre de la critique... Inversement, les traditions se sont spontanément développées et se sont répandues au cours des siècles sur de vastes étendues du monde baptisé et elles l'ont fait de la manière la plus démocratique : quelqu'un a écouté - et l'a transmis.... Vous ne l'avez pas bien attrapé ? - pas de problème ! Pour cela, on vous a donné des capacités créatives. Par conséquent, les absurdités... pourraient entrer dans la version originale... Et le niveau théologique des conteurs... était différent." Allez, venez ! On vient d'affirmer que l'Écriture et la Tradition sont deux sources pratiquement équivalentes et substantielles de notre connaissance de Dieu. Et maintenant, pour une raison quelconque, il s'avère que la Tradition (précisément la Tradition Sacrée, dont il est question ici !) est pleine de toutes sortes de contes de vieilles femmes ! Qu'elle est remplie d'absurdités! La Tradition Sacrée est ainsi assimilée mécaniquement aux "traditions de l'Antiquité profonde" (selon le poème d'Alexandre Pouchkine). D'une part, selon les auteurs de la vidéo, la Tradition est sacrée ; et d'autre part, ceci: (je tiens à le souligner !) cette Tradition SACRÉE est pleine de toutes sortes d'absurdités. Les auteurs n'ont pas pris la peine de faire la distinction entre les deux :
A) d'une part, Tradition et traditions (en tant que coutumes traditionnelles comme le signe de croix), et

B) d'autre part, les opinions superficielles, les croyances naïves et les éléments légendaires qui ont pénétré dans la conscience de certains chrétiens au cours des siècles et qui se reflètent dans la littérature chrétienne et l'art ecclésial - des opinions qui ne possèdent certainement pas l'autorité de la Sainte Tradition pour nous.

Les auteurs ont empilé tout cela en un seul tas et l'ont inscrit sous le nom commun de "Tradition Sacrée". C'est pourquoi, suivant ce qui a été dit, ils vont encore plus loin et assimilent de manière générale le contenu de la Tradition Sacrée au folklore des contes de fées, aux épopées et aux paroles : "Est-il donc nécessaire d'honorer la Tradition Sacrée ? Bien sûr, c'est le cas !… Elle contient la mémoire collective du peuple de l'Église. De la même manière, les érudits ont chéri et étudié le folklore des contes de fées, les épopées héroïques et folkloriques, et les dictons pendant des siècles." 

Il s'avère que la tradition de la Nativité de la Vierge et les histoires de centaures et de basilics, que l'on retrouve dans les pages de la vie ancienne des saints, sont des choses du même niveau et du même ordre, appelées également et sans distinction par les auteurs de la vidéo du même nom de Tradition Sacrée. C'est ce que le spectateur peut apprendre de la vidéo à sa fin. Les auteurs le confirment également en résumant - déjà après avoir expliqué de manière claire et critique l'arrière-plan populaire "authentique" de la Sainte Tradition - "L'Ecriture et la Tradition forment ensemble un tout."

Dans les dernières secondes de la vidéo, une autre image vivante apparaît, ce qui dépasse la compréhension de toute personne orthodoxe. Cela dit d'abord : "L'Écriture et la Tradition forment ensemble un tout, puis une image représentant notre planète Terre apparaît à l'écran. "L'Écriture et la Tradition forment ensemble un tout unique, comme une planète et son atmosphère - avec des nuages, soit sous forme de montagnes célestes, soit sous forme d'ailes angéliques. La tradition est l'atmosphère accumulée depuis deux millénaires, qui entoure le noyau précieux : la simplicité cristalline originelle et la clarté de la parole de Dieu [Écriture]." 

Ainsi, selon les auteurs de la vidéo, l'Écriture simple et claire, fiable et indubitable dans sa pureté infaillible est le fondement solide sur lequel reposent notre foi et notre salut chrétien, tandis que la Tradition n'est que quelques châteaux nuageux dans les airs : si vous regardez son contenu, c'est comme si vous voyez le ciel - parfois comme une montagne et parfois comme un ange qui passe en volant. Tout cela est changeant, fluide et, surtout, accidentel comme les nuages célestes qui changent constamment leurs formes instables. Contrairement à la "base solide" de l'Écriture, on ne peut pas s'établir fermement sur le "nuage" de la Tradition ; il est impossible de s'y tenir ou d'y prendre pied. On ne peut que tomber à travers n'importe quel nuage et c'est tout. 

La tradition est une substance peu fiable remplie de fantaisies et d'éléments folkloriques venant de la nature créative chrétienne. Ainsi, la Tradition est ici déplacée de façon décisive par les auteurs de la vidéo du Royaume divinement révélé au royaume poétique et esthétique. La tradition perd complètement son sens sotériologique pour nous et s'avère n'être qu'une sorte de phénomène culturel. Une telle approche pour comprendre le sens de la Tradition Sacrée choisie par les auteurs de la vidéo est absolument protestante dans son esprit. 

Dans l'idéologie de la vidéo, tout comme dans le protestantisme, seule l'Écriture Sainte, Sola scriptura, joue un rôle salvifique et divin pour un chrétien, tandis que la Tradition n'est qu'une interprétation du contenu de la Révélation Divine par un esprit humain faible, plein d'erreurs, de contradictions, de choses imaginaires, de figures du langage et de pure sauvagerie médiévale. Ce n'est plus Dieu, ni l'Esprit Saint, qui est ici l'auteur et le porteur de la Tradition ; ses auteurs et "inventeurs" sont uniquement chrétiens. Ainsi, du point de vue des auteurs de la vidéo, il s'avère que Vladimir Lossky déjà mentionné a écrit un non-sens complet, quand il a dit : "La tradition est la vie de l'Esprit Saint dans l'Église.... Nous pouvons donner une définition exacte de la Tradition en disant que c'est la vie qui transmet à chaque membre du Corps du Christ la capacité d'entendre, d'accepter et de connaître la Vérité dans sa lumière inhérente, et non dans la lumière naturelle du mental humain. L'Église possède la Tradition qui est la connaissance du Verbe incarné dans l'Esprit Saint."

5. Vidéo "Le christianisme existe-t-il au-delà des frontières de l'Orthodoxie ?" (scénario d’Alexis Pichtchouline)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=LnmI7F0uqwo

"Le christianisme existe-t-il au-delà des frontières de l'Orthodoxie ?" - nous nous le demandons, en commençant à regarder la vidéo avec Alexis Pichtchouline. L'auteur nous répond de la part de Dieu Lui-même : "Ça ne te regarde pas." "Et qui es-tu pour poser la question?" 

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Appartamento in Vendita Grugliasco - Zona:

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In pieno centro a Grugliasco, incantevole appartamento ristrutturato nel 2014 con materiali di pregio. L'alloggio e' disposto su due livelli con ingresso indipendente dal pianto terra, attualmente cosi' disposto:- al primo piano: Ingresso, ampio salone (con camino funzionante) suddiviso in zona pranzo e relax, cucina abitabile, disimpegno, camera e servizio con zona lavanderia. Terrazzino e due balconi.- al secondo piano, collegato da comoda scala interna di design, mansarda abitabile di circa 70 mq suddivisa in soggiorno, cameretta, camera padronale con ampia cabina armadio, due servizi di cui uno con piccola zona lavanderia, e ulteriore cabina armadio.Completa la proprieta' un ampio box auto singolo. Presente aria condizionata inverter su entrambi i livelli, predisposizione antifurto, videocitofono e telecamere di sicurezza. Soluzione ideale per gli amanti dei dettagli.
          

Appartamento in Vendita Trofarello - Zona: Collina

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NOVITA'!!! (ULTIMA SOLUZIONE DISPONIBILE !) In bellissima zona collinare, in quartiere residenziale di sole ville e case indipendenti, circondata dal verde ma comoda ad ogni tipo di servizio, disponiamo in modernissima location residenziale di sole sette unita' abitative, Ultima appartamento con ampio giardino di proprieta'. Il complesso e' edificato in soli due piani abitativi, costruita in Classe Energetica "A", evidenziando percio' il massimo rendimento di risparmio energetico e fornita quindi di impianto fotovoltaico e pannelli solari. Curata nei minimi particolari estetici ed architettonici e rifinita con materiali di alto e ricercato design.L'Appartamento in questione e' posto al Piano Terreno, posizione angolare quindi libero e circondato sui tre dall'ampio giardino di proprieta'. Il suo interno e' suddiviso in da un ingresso su l'ampia zona giorno "living" con cucina a vista da dove si accede direttamente sul confortevole terrazzino coperto che accompagna al giardino di proprieta', 2 camere da letto entrambe matrimoniali, anch'esse con sbocco diretto sulla zona verde, un servizio arredato con doccia doppia e sanitari sospesi, un spazioso ripostiglio e l'ampia "serra Bioclimatica", locale ideale da utilizzare sia in estate che in inverno in quanto riscaldato, come ulteriore vano utile all'abitazione, o semplicemente da utilizzare come lavanderia/stireria. L'appartamento ha di proprieta' una grande cantina di circa 20mq posta al piano interrato, e un posto auto coperto collocato all'interno del cortile comune gia' compreso nel prezzo di vendita. Si da la possibilita' di scelta delle finiture interne, quali piastrelle, rivestimento bagno e porte interne da un capitolato di assoluto livello, con riscaldamento a pavimento, predisposizione di impianto di allarme, impianto di climatizzazione, tapparelle automatizzate! Soluzione in pronta consegna!
          

Locale commerciale in Vendita Trofarello - Zona: Collinare

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In moderno complesso residenziale anni 90, locale commerciale con 2 vetrine su strada, di 203 mq. al piano terra con ampia zona riservata alla vendita e locale retro adibito a cucina. Scala per il p. seminterrato di c.a. 78 mq, dotato di montacarichi. con magazzino, spogliatoio, 3 servizi e deposito. Cortile retrostante con parcheggio. Attualmente e' predisposto ed ottimamente rifinito per pizzeria. Libero subito.
          

Restauro digitale dell’unica firma conosciuta di Leonardo all’Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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Restauro digitale dell’unica firma conosciuta di Leonardo all’Opificio delle Pietre Dure

La firma, posta in calce al contratto per la realizzazione del dipinto “La Vergine delle Rocce”, ha lasciato l’Archivio di Stato di Milano scortata dai Carabinieri

FIRENZE - “Già ci manca”. Così il Direttore dell’Archivio di Stato, Benedetto Luigi Compagnoni, che ha accompagnato, scortato dai Carabinieri, il documento con l’unica firma nota di Leonardo all’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze, dove verrà effettuato un restauro digitale. 

Come spiega il Direttore -  il documento “verrà sottoposto a indagini diagnostiche sullo stato di salute, per procedere poi a un restauro digitale, che renderà leggibile a occhio nudo anche la parte attualmente interpretabile solo con l’ausilio della lampada di Wood. Ci piace inoltre l’idea di essere i fautori del temporaneo ritorno a casa di questo eccezionale Maestro Fiorentino. ‘Magister Leonardus de Vintiis Florentinus’ ne sarebbe certamente felice”.  - conclude. 

Il contratto per  “La Vergine delle Rocce”, datato 25 aprile 1483, è stato stipulato tra la Scuola della Concezione, posta nella chiesa di San Francesco Grande a Milano, in porta Vercellina, dell’Ordine dei frati Minori, e gli artisti Leonardo da Vinci e i fratelli De Predis, rogato dalnotaio milanese Antonio De Capitani.

Nel contratto viene stabilito che l’opera debba essere ultimata l’8 dicembre 1484, in occasione della festa dell’Immacolata, per un compenso complessivo di 800 lire. Saranno i fratelli De Predis e Leonardo a provvedere alle materie prime e all’oro. Sul documento Leonardo scrive:  “Io Lionardo da Vinci in testimonio ut supra subscripsi”.

Il documento è stato già parzialmente restaurato nel 2010, a causa di danni dovuti all’umidità che avevano indebolito il supporto cartaceo e dilavato in parte la traccia grafica.  Ora all’Opificio il contratto sarà sottoposto a una serie di indagini diagnostiche non-invasive e multispettrali, al fine di approfondire ogni aspetto di questo raro e prezioso documento. 

Il Direttore dell’Opificio Marco Ciatti si è quindi detto “molto lieto di poter mettere a a disposizione di questo interessante progetto tutte le competenze e le tecnologie dell’istituto, nell’anno dedicato a Leonardo”. 

Il contratto rimarrà all’Opificio fino alla fine di novembre 2019 e rientrerà per essere esposto nella mostra “Nero su bianco. Carte d’Archivio raccontano Leonardo”, organizzata dall’Archivio di Stato di Milano e visitabile nei primi mesi del 2020.


          

İhtiyaç Kredilerinin Kredi Kartlarının Yerini Aldığı Durumlar

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Hepimizin hayatında masrafların arttığı dönemler oluyor. Kredi kartları ihtiyacımız olan tekil ürün ve hizmetleri taksitlendirerek satın almak konusunda ekonomimizi yönlendiriyor, ancak ihtiyaçlar her zaman bu şekilde satın alabileceklerimizden oluşmuyor ve burada ihtiyaç kredileri devreye giriyor.

Tost makinesi, televizyon gibi bir ev ihtiyacını; gömlek, ayakkabı, çanta gibi bir giyim ya da aksesuar ürününü ve hatta spor salonu üyeliği, yabancı dil eğitimi kursu gibi hizmetleri kredi kartına taksitle satın almamız mümkün. Hemen herkesin kredi kartı kullandığı bir dünyada eğer biraz bilinçli bir tüketiciysek gelir tablomuza göre bu tür ürün ve hizmetlerinden gönlümüzce dilediklerimizin hepsini bir kerede satın almıyoruz. Bunun yerine aylık ödeme dönemlerine yayarak ve taksit sayılarına dikkat ederek alıyor ve bir arada azar azar ödüyoruz. Ancak kredi kartlarıyla yapamadığımız şeyler de var. Kredi kartlarıyla ilgili Bankacılık Düzenleme ve Denetleme Kurulu’nun (BDDK) yaptığı son değişiklikle birlikte örneğin cep telefonlarını taksitli olarak satın alamıyoruz. Bunun yanı sıra kuyumcu alışverişlerini en fazla 4 ay, bilgisayar gibi elektronik ürün alışverişlerini ise en fazla 6 ay taksitlendirebiliyoruz. Yurtdışı harcamalarımız da taksitlendirilemiyor.

Dilediğimiz gibi taksitlendiremediğimiz alışverişlerin yanı sıra ihtiyaç kredileri bir konuda daha kredi kartlarının yerini alıyor. Bu tercih etmediğimiz bir tablo ancak ne yazık ki çoğumuzun başına geliyor. Harcamalara dikkat etmeyerek taksitli satın almaların sayısı cebimize giren bütçenin oldukça üstüne çıktığında, bütçemizi rahatlamanın yolu ihtiyaç kredilerine başvurmaktan geçiyor. Böylece ödeyemediğimiz toplam taksit tablosunu daha uzun bir vadeye yayabiliyor ve tek kalemde ihtiyaç kredisi taksitine dönüştürebiliyoruz. Bu aşamada uygun faizli bir kredi seçmemiz ve yeni harcamalara çok dikkat etmemiz gerekiyor.

Masraflar hiç bitmese de küçük müdahalelerle gelir gider dengesini korumamız mümkün. Bunun için bilinçli olmanın yanı sıra bankaların sunduğu ihtiyaç kredisi tekliflerini değerlendirmeliyiz.
          

The State Audit Office is concerned about the redistribution of government information

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Riga, 7 November, YEARS. The reallocation of funds from ministries' budgets for various other purposes is not in line with the approved government budget planning process, asked to comment on a recent government decision to reallocate funds already earmarked for other ministries to increase medical salaries. The audit of the efficiency of budget planning conducted …
          

What Ails Modern Liberalism?

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Eric Nelson says John Rawls led modern philosophy astray.

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A central tenet of modern liberal political philosophy is that individuals can be governed only by consent. But both the nature of this consent and the conditions under which it may be obtained have been debated for centuries. In his new book, The Theology of Liberalism (Harvard University Press), Beren professor of government Eric M. Nelson enters that debate, positing that liberalism took a “fateful wrong turn” in the 1970s. The problem, he argues, emerged because liberal thinkers forgot their metaphysical roots.

Liberal thought, Nelson writes, sprang from answers to a longstanding problem for Christianity: how can suffering and injustice exist in the world if God is both good and all-powerful? The orthodox position, which Saint Augustine championed, blames human sin. Humans cannot choose to be good, and the world’s ills follow from their unavoidable errors. A dissenting group, the Pelagians, asserted instead that “human beings are fully able to choose” to be good. In that case, humans can be held accountable for the results of their actions—but if they choose correct conduct, they can merit salvation. As Nelson explained in an interview, liberalism is “downstream of all that,” hinging on the Pelagian concept of humans as freely choosing agents. From that point follow contracts, democratic political representation, and the notion of both accountability and reward for our decisions.

In the 1970s, John Rawls initiated a rejection of this brand of liberalism. Before becoming a philosopher, he had studied theology, planning to join the priesthood. His undergraduate thesis, which sparked Nelson’s project, dealt explicitly with the question of how and whether humans can be redeemed in a religious sense. An anti-Pelagian, Rawls first denied the possibility of meriting salvation, and then maintained this denial of merit, even after abandoning religion.

Modern, Rawlsian liberals, unknowingly drawing from this theological debate, hold that a person’s actions are most often “arbitrary from a moral point of view” because they are contingent on circumstance. Humans do not choose their birth families or the traits they inherit, so how can they deserve any consequent benefits? A truly fair society, such thinkers claim, would eliminate all such unmerited differences. Only then could individuals be free to consent to liberal government.

“What we are really asking is whether a world characterized by the existing distribution of natural endowments…is the best of all possible worlds.”

 The problem, Nelson argues, is that humans cannot claim to know what perfect equality would entail. “For what we are really asking,” he expanded in the interview, “is whether a world characterized by the existing distribution of natural endowments among human beings is, from the point of view of justice, the best of all possible worlds.” While most modern liberal philosophers would say no, Nelson writes that he sees no way to know for sure.

Religious faith, he says, can provide an answer: those Christians, for example, who believe their God is perfectly just, and the world is decidedly fallen, can answer that a better world than this one must exist. But without such beliefs, the question is harder to answer.

Equally difficult is the problem of whether leveling advantages, as Rawlsian liberalism advocates, could alter someone’s character unrecognizably. A man with brown hair may remain the same person if he dyes his hair red, or even if a pill turns his hair blond. But what if the government gave him a pill to change his personality, making him smarter and easier to work with? If he is not the same man, it seems difficult to say that the original individual has benefitted.

Nelson worries that attempts to answer such questions breed illiberal attitudes, both in academic circles and in the general public. Intelligence pills may be an esoteric example, but he argues that many liberals advocate redistributing wealth or eliminating educational selectivity based on the same denial of merit. Such liberals, he has noticed, increasingly assume they know what is best for others. More pointedly, he offers, it seems counterintuitive to uphold free choice by forcibly redistributing wealth.

If these arguments read like veiled attacks on egalitarianism, Nelson insisted during the interview that they are not. “We can agree to distribute all kinds of ways, for all kinds of reasons,” he emphasized. If one accepts that economic inequality breeds political instability, for example, “that’s a very good reason to mitigate inequality.” His book critiques the idea that liberalism requires redistribution, not redistribution itself. The two ideas can coexist, and often do, “but they needn’t.” Their exact relationship, absent a link of necessity, becomes “a matter of fine-grained judgment about what kind of society we want to live in.”

A modern, Rawlsian liberal might expect policy decisions to point toward a perfect equality in which all individuals can participate as equals in a liberal state. But as Nelson counters, “It’s not that there’s some kind of cosmic verdict that will tell us what tax policy should be.”

By returning to a Pelagian appreciation for human choice and accountability, he believes liberalism can avoid the difficulties of attempting to ascertain such a cosmic verdict. Governments can compel egalitarian redistributions so long as their subjects consent to be governed in that way, even if an individual’s consent entails mere participation in the society the government administers. Consent need not be necessary for each action the government takes, Nelson suggests. The key lies in respecting the individual’s original consent to be governed.

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El programa económico de Vox, analizado por un técnico de Hacienda: bueno para las rentas altas, malo para el resto

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A lo largo de más de cien páginas distribuidas en dos documentos que se complementan de forma coherente, desarrolla Vox un amplio y técnicamente bien armado programa económico basado, por el lado de los ingresos, en una completa redistribución fiscal cuyo flujo se orienta de abajo arriba y, por el lado del gasto, en la reducción a la mínima dimensión posible del sector público.

En ingresos destaca la propuesta de crear un IRPF con sólo dos tipos, el 22% para la porción de renta que no supere los 60.000 euros anuales y el 30% para el exceso sobre esa cuantía. Se justifica por el hecho de que aproximadamente el 50% de declarantes no paguen nada o casi, amén de que unos 3 millones de perceptores de rentas ni siquiera deban declarar, lo que hace que los contribuyentes netos, con una renta media de poco más de 30.000 euros –la clase media trabajadora- soporte el mayor esfuerzo fiscal. Ya la prensa ha deducido legítimamente de este razonamiento que Vox está proponiendo eliminar la exención de tributar para perceptores de rendimientos del trabajo que no superen 14.000 euros al año, que pasarían a pagar entre 1.400 y 1.500 euros que ahora no deben pagar.

Pero la trampa más importante es otra. Por un lado, la casi nula contribución por IRPF de la mitad de declarantes tiene una explicación obvia en la precariedad de nuestro mercado laboral, y aflora de hecho una y otra vez en datos de Eurostat como una de las causas de la recaudación inferior a la media europea. No parece justo afrontar el problema forzando a tributar a la población más vulnerable, sino revirtiendo las reformas que, como la última acometida por el PP, empeoraron las condiciones laborales y que, sin embargo, Vox se propone incluso profundizar. En segundo lugar, establecer una media de ingresos entre los contribuyentes netos da una visión distorsionada de la realidad. A día de hoy, menos del 4% de declarantes de mayor renta aporta más del 36% de ingresos por IRPF, lo que indica que, a pesar del achatamiento de la progresividad, que por cierto procede de reformas con la misma orientación que la de Vox, conserva un enorme potencial redistributivo.

La modificación propuesta por Vox beneficiará sin ningún género de dudas a las rentas más altas y menguará muy poco la tributación de las rentas medias. Los perceptores de rendimientos del trabajo de hasta 20.200 euros se beneficiarán de una reducción de sólo 2 puntos en su marginal máximo y de 8 puntos los que no superen 35.200, mientras que en las rentas más altas cae 15 puntos, del 45 al 30%. Aún más, puesto que el porcentaje que realmente se paga sobre el total de la base liquidable es el tipo medio, como muy bien explica el propio documento de Vox, cuanto menor sea la renta menor será también el ahorro fiscal y crecerá por el contrario según lo haga la porción de renta que supere los 60.000 euros.

Matrimonio con hijos frente a solteros

Puede que mitigue en algo esta pérdida de progresividad la noción de Necesidad Básica del Contribuyente (NBC) con la que Vox pretende sustituir el mínimo personal y familiar, pero de modo muy leve y no siempre, dado que la fórmula propuesta beneficia a cónyuges con hijos frente a solteros y familias monoparentales y porque el recorte por NBC comienza a reducirse porcentualmente desde los 12.000 euros de renta. También se propone que todas las fuentes de renta –sean del ahorro, el trabajo o patrimoniales- tributen por la misma tarifa, pero esta mejora de la equidad se contrarresta con una nueva deducción para dividendos.

Fin de los beneficios fiscales para pymes 

Pero la pérdida mayor de progresividad se deriva del conjunto de medidas propuestas. Aparte de la eliminación completa del Impuesto sobre Patrimonio y para padres e hijos del de Sucesiones y Donaciones, se quiere reducir el tipo del Impuesto sobre Sociedades al 22% en una primera fase. El tipo sería igual para todas las empresas con independencia de su tamaño y actividad, lo que forzará una mayor tributación de cooperativas, empresas de nueva creación o entidades sin ánimo de lucro, así como de las empresas de reducida dimensión, no por el tipo de gravamen sino por la supresión de sus beneficios fiscales (verán reducida en 8 puntos su tributación, desde el 30%, la banca y empresas de hidrocarburos).

El Impuesto sobre Sociedades no tiene por qué ser progresivo como lo es el IRPF, exigencia que el artículo 31 de la Constitución predica para los ciudadanos y que afecta en todo caso a los propietarios de las empresas cuando éstas distribuyen beneficios. Ahora bien, es razonable entender de interés público el fomento de ciertas actividades, y sobre todo la pervivencia de las pequeñas y medianas empresas, en las que se halla el mayor porcentaje de empleo del país y que pueden sufrir un duro golpe si no existe ninguna compensación fiscal para sus desventajas comparativas respecto de la gran empresa debidas a dificultades de acceso a mercados internacionales, financiación o economías de escala.

Se anuncia finalmente una rebaja en las cotizaciones sociales de las empresas que se compensaría con subidas de impuestos especiales y, a medio plazo, con una gradual elevación de los tipos reducidos de IVA (el 4 y el 10%) hasta el general del 21%.

Transferencia de recursos de abajo arriba

La justificación de bajar impuestos directos y subir los indirectos se aborda en el inicio del documento, que reproduce un argumento usual entre muchos fiscalistas según el cual los impuestos indirectos son más eficientes que los directos y distorsionan menos la actividad económica. Es un hecho muy conveniente para las grandes fortunas que los tributos que se sancionen como más eficientes sean los que mayor ahorro fiscal les permiten.

La realidad, sin embargo, es que el IVA arrastra sus propios problemas de eficiencia, no menores que los que puedan aquejar a los principales tributos directos, y genera multitud de huecos de fraude, mayores en un mercado único con diferentes Haciendas como el de la UE, que además dañan con especial intensidad el mercado por ofrecer a los defraudadores un colchón de sobreprecio medio del 21% con el que destruir a sus competidores. Lo que es innegable es que se trata de un tributo mucho más injusto que los directos; preserva una levísima progresividad en exclusiva sobre la renta consumida, pero como lo normal es que quien más gane ahorre una porción mayor de sus ingresos, en realidad grava proporcionalmente más cuanto menor sea la renta que se percibe.

La sustancial reducción de equidad vertical que la propuesta de Vox entraña no sólo no se niega, sino que se reconoce de modo explícito cuando se asegura que la progresividad, aún manteniéndose, ha de ser "moderada" y se alerta sobre el riesgo confiscatorio. Tal pretensión no sería censurable si la acompañase la realidad, si de verdad la progresividad hubiese llegado demasiado lejos. Pero lo cierto es que nuestro sistema lleva décadas perdiendo progresividad. Baste con observar que el marginal máximo de nuestro principal tributo directo, el IRPF, ha pasado desde el inicio de la Transición del 65,51% al 45% y el tipo general del impuesto indirecto más importante, el IVA, por el contrario, ha ascendido del 12% al 21%.

La desigualdad de ingresos de los ciudadanos medida por el coeficiente Gini ha aumentado de forma sustancial desde que comenzase la crisis y apenas se ha reducido a pesar de la recuperación del empleo de los últimos años. Sobre esta desigualdad, solo superada por países como Bulgaria, Grecia y Lituania, nos advirtió la Comisión Europea en marzo de 2018, avisándonos de que por impuestos y transferencias somos capaces de paliarla solamente en un 34,6% en tanto la media de reducción en Europa es del 40%.

Que la desigualdad lastra la economía es algo que ha llegado a reconocer el FMI, organismo nada sospechoso de simpatías socialistas, en un informe firmado por Andrew Berg y Jonathan Ostry en 2011. La forma en que lo hace es fácil de comprender: al transferirse recursos de la parte baja de la pirámide social hacia arriba se están arrebatando a aquellos que más necesidad de consumo tienen, hundiéndose la demanda agregada y con ella la actividad económica. De lo que puede deducirse que la reforma fiscal que precisa nuestra economía es exactamente la opuesta de la que Vox presenta; necesitamos mayor progresividad en el sistema, no menos.

Propuesta de gasto: se lleva al extremo la desregulación

El rasgo más destacable de la propuesta de gasto es que se lleva al extremo la desregulación y la privatización que en los programas de PP y Ciudadanos sólo son avances, si bien muy notables. Se reformula por entero el sistema de pensiones, no sólo potenciando los fondos privados, que se verían asimismo beneficiados por mayores deducciones fiscales, sino pasando a un sistema mixto de reparto y capitalización de ahorro privado, lo que de nuevo no parece ajustarse demasiado con una inmensa mayoría de población trabajadora sin posibilidades de ahorrar por escasez de ingresos.

Es la precariedad laboral una de las principales causas de insuficiencia financiera del sistema de pensiones, y la profundización radical de la reforma del 2012 que se plantea, aparte de la práctica desaparición del derecho laboral y de la capacidad de presión colectiva de los trabajadores, comporta un grave riesgo para las pensiones futuras.

Más lejos que nunca en privatizar educación y sanidad

El programa de Vox se inscribe de lleno en la teoría de la elección pública, cuyo fundador, James Buchanan, es citado como autoridad en una de las notas al pie. Sólo se reconocen los fallos de la intromisión del Estado en la economía; los ciudadanos se transforman en clientes o consumidores que maximizan su satisfacción por medio de decisiones individuales, que el sector público ha de limitarse a garantizar propiciando la prestación con preferencia por la empresa privada.

Como consecuencia, se llega más lejos de lo que nadie lo había hecho antes en nuestro país en la apertura a la privatización en educación y sanidad, aunque en el campo de la primera, en donde se propone el modelo de cheques a las familias para acudir al centro público o privado de su elección, cuenta también un importante sesgo ideológico de censura de lo que se considera "adoctrinamiento" en la enseñanza pública.

Es llamativo que se ponga como ejemplo de cambio exitoso el incremento de la enseñanza privada en Suecia, país que ha empeorado sus resultados con respecto a su etapa de predominio de la enseñanza pública, en los mismos informes Pisa a los que se recurre para criticar la educación en España.

También se pasa por alto que los mejores resultados los obtengan los países con mayor peso de la enseñanza pública, como Finlandia y Alemania, ambos en torno al 95% según datos de Eurostat, y los peores los cosechen los de menor peso público, entre otros Bélgica, Inglaterra, Malta o España, en donde la proporción de enseñanza pública ronda el 68%, si bien en nuestro país ello no se debe a un gran volumen de la privada pura y dura sino de la concertada, controlada en el 60% por la Iglesia, aunque este hecho no sea mencionado por Vox como riesgo de adoctrinamiento.

Ganancia de empresas beneficiarias de la privatización

El propósito de privatización del sistema sanitario es una de las partes más alarmantes del programa, y se incorpora a las propuestas aun reconociéndose la innegable calidad de la sanidad pública. Pero se advierte de que en breve se irá haciendo insostenible como consecuencia del envejecimiento de la población y porque, insistiendo en el razonamiento estrictamente mercantil de todo el documento, si para el usuario se proveen servicios por los que individualmente no paga la tendencia natural es a que la demanda y también la oferta por parte de los propios profesionales sanitarios sea ilimitada. Y otra vez falla la realidad.

Un sistema sanitario de hospitales públicos escasamente financiados y masificados y con una red privada a la que puedan acudir trabajadores asegurados por compañías privadas también, con el papel del Estado reducido a la intermediación, ni es un mercado libre ni opera como tal. Es un régimen de oligopolio en el que la posibilidad de elección de la mayoría se limitará a acudir al centro al que se te derive, el beneficio de las aseguradoras dependerá de poder ahorrarse el pago de las intervenciones médicas más costosas y gran parte de la demanda la facilitará políticamente la Administración.

Hay un ejemplo conocido en el que ilustrarse, que es el sistema sanitario norteamericano, que cuesta más del doble que el español en proporción con el presupuesto general y ofrece muchas menos prestaciones, en el que miles de personas carecen de acceso a insulina, otras tantas se arruinan en pleitos con las aseguradoras y otras más mueren cada año por falta de atención sanitaria.

Si lo que se pretende es asegurar la tasa de ganancia a las empresas beneficiarias de la privatización, éste es el camino. Para asegurar la salud de la ciudadanía la prestación pública del servicio ha demostrado en nuestro país de forma sobrada ser la fórmula más eficaz y desde luego más justa.

Un programa competente para socavar el estado social

Al autor del programa de Vox hay que reconocerle una innegable competencia profesional. Conoce perfectamente el modelo social que se pretende alcanzar y los cambios estructurales necesarios para ello, y los detalla con enorme rigor técnico. Es de notar que se trata de un modelo que encaja difícilmente en la Constitución de 1978, que define, aun de manera amplia, un Estado social que consagra la progresividad fiscal, la función social de los derechos de propiedad y herencia, la subordinación al interés general de toda la riqueza del país y la garantía por los poderes públicos de unas pensiones dignas, sanidad y educación.

Pero el mayor inconveniente es el contraste con la realidad, un mal que comparte con la doctrina neoliberal en que se inspira. El economista Steve Keen ha sometido desde hace años a profunda crítica esta falla de las teorías neoclásicas. Sus sofisticados modelos matemáticos vendrían a demostrar que la Gran Depresión de los años 30 era imposible, razón por la cual fueron incapaces primero de predecirla y después de afrontarla. Y lo mismo les sucedió con la crisis de 2007, y aún van camino de repetir la catástrofe si la ciudadanía se lo permite.

Parten del supuesto de un mundo de libre empresa en régimen de competencia perfecta y de un mercado en el que es imposible un exceso de producción sobre la demanda si se deja operar a sus agentes con absoluta libertad y sin interferencia alguna del Estado. Pero ese mundo no existe ni ha existido nunca. Hay fallos del mercado, monopolios y oligopolios, asimetrías de información, ciclos de estancamiento y subconsumo que exigen la intervención pública.

La masiva rebaja fiscal acometida por Reagan inspirada en la curva de Laffer condujo a Estados Unidos a una sucesión de déficits colosales. Cuando repitió George W. Bush la jugada en 2001 devoró todo el superávit logrado por el gobierno de Clinton y además llevó la tasa de ahorro del país a casi cero, el mínimo histórico. Y la eliminación de todas las regulaciones de suelo y movimientos financieros, tras el estallido de la burbuja tecnológica, condujo a una nueva burbuja asociada a la financiarización, la inmobiliaria, que, como en nuestro país y en tantos otros lugares, desembocó en una crisis demoledora. Como ha advertido muchas veces Joseph Stiglitz, todas las burbujas acaban estallando.

Aún hay decenas de miles de personas que padecen los devastadores efectos de un periodo depresivo del que todavía no hemos logrado salir del todo. Volver a las andadas, a las mismas políticas económicas que nos hicieron descarrilar, incluso llevándolas a su extremo e ignorando un pasado tan reciente, sería una insensatez que con toda seguridad pagaríamos muy cara.


          

The End of the Year Is Nigh: Meet These End of Year Financial Goals

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The End of the Year Is Nigh: Meet These End of Year Financial Goals

The end of the year is fast approaching and many of us have still failed to complete our new year's resolutions for 2019. But don't fret: before the year is done, you can at least meet your financial goals.

While you might not be able to save up for that new car by the end of the year, you can definitely get your finances ready for the year to come. After all, establishing a plan now will help you start the new year off on the right foot. If you're one of the many people who want to better their finances for 2020, try to meet these goals before the big ball hits zero.

Limit your holiday spending

Each holiday season, we fall victim to buying more than our budget can handle. Even though you want to gift your loved ones everything they deserve, it's not worth digging yourself into a financial hole. Studies show that Millennials spend over $800 each month on unnecessary expenses, and that's before we account for the holidays. If you spend so much that you're struggling to pay rent, you need to take a second look at your finances.

The first step to limiting your holiday spending involves tallying up all of your bills and necessary expenses, including food and the occasional night out. Then, you have to subtract those numbers from your monthly salary. Whatever is leftover from that can be used for holiday goodies. Odds are, this number will be a lot less than you think, but it gives you a realistic budget to work with.

Remember that the best gifts come from the heart. It can be tempting to rack up credit card debt in the name of Christmas, but the loved ones in your life would rather see you flourish than go into debt over a simple gift. If you simply must buy a large gift, make sure it counts. Look for long-lasting options that are sure to give your loved one plenty of use, like home decor, cutlery, or new furniture. Estimates show that the average sofa will last about eight years before it needs to be replaced. If you spend big, don't waste the purchase on superfluous items without any real value.

Check your credit report

Did you know each of the top three credit bureaus offer one free credit report each year? If you have checked your score with Experian, you can still determine how well your score is with Equifax or TransUnion before the year is done.

Becoming aware of your credit score is the first step to improving it. After all, bad credit could bar you from achieving a good mortgage rate, buying a new car, or taking out future loans for home projects. You might even get turned down by a rental application or a homeowners association. Since homebuyers have a 20% chance of buying a home that a part of an HOA, a good credit score could mean the difference between achieving your dream home or looking for other options. Luckily, talking to a financial advisor can help set you on the path for success. That, or you can sign up for auto-pay to help you never miss a payment again.

Get your taxes in order

April might seem lightyears away, but it's much closer than you think. Additionally, the IRS can audit a business's tax return within the first three years of filing. If you don't keep track of these records, you might accidentally commit tax fraud without even realizing that you have done so. Avoid paying fees you didn't know you had by keeping your tax information in a safe place, like a filing cabinet or easily accessible accordion binder.

Open that savings account

There's no better time to open a savings account than yesterday. This helpful online piggy bank is one of the best ways to accumulate wealth over time. It also serves as a great way to keep you accountable for your spending. Once you establish a savings goal that works for your budget -- say $50 per month -- you can even choose to automatically transfer that amount from your checking account to your savings account without lifting a finger.

If you're struggling to save throughout the month, you can also rely on mobile apps to help track your spending. You'd be surprised how much that daily cup of coffee costs when you actually make note of each purchase.

Establish an emergency fund

When you live on ends meat, it can be hard to account for any emergency costs that might arise. But you never know when a sudden hospitalization or bothersome home repair needs to be dealt with. When only 60% of people are covered by health insurance, the other 40% will have to struggle to pay medical bills. Whether you have insurance or not, an emergency fund is vital.

By establishing a well-stocked emergency fund, perhaps stored in a separate savings account, you can rest easy knowing that you have a cushion should any disaster arise.

While you're not going to be able to shovel thousands of dollars into this fund before the end of the year, simply opening this fund is a healthy start.

Reign in wild bills

Now is the perfect time to weatherproof your home before heating and electric bills start to add up. With winter right around the corner, investing in a new thermostat and sealing your ducts should be at the top of your home improvement list. In fact, it's estimated that simply sealing and insulating your heating ducts can improve your HVAC system's efficiency by more than 20%. This simple fix will help keep your home more comfortable during the dreaded months of winter and keep money in your pocket for years to come. Don't wait until cold weather strikes to work on money-saving home improvement projects.

Rely on these tips for a better new year

Why wait to start on a new year's resolution? Before the end of the year arrives, follow these tips to help pad your wallet and get some peace of mind.


          

These 4 European countries still have a wealth tax. Here's how it's working out for them.

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  • The wealth tax has become the subject of fierce debate as progressive 2020 Democratic candidates champion it as a mechanism to redistribute wealth and curb the economic power of the wealthiest Americans.
  • Though it's a relatively new proposal in the US, many European nations adopted it decades ago.
  • The wealth tax is similar to a property tax. But instead of taxing real estate, it covers wealth in all forms: stocks, cash, jewelry, yachts, a Pablo Picasso painting — really any asset that could be appraised a monetary value.
  • Today, four European countries have a wealth tax: Spain, Norway, Switzerland, and Belgium. Here's how its working out for them.
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The wealth tax has become the subject of fierce debate as progressive Democratic candidates in the 2020 election champion it as a mechanism to redistribute riches. They also see it as a way to curb the economic power of the wealthiest Americans. Sen. Elizabeth Warren first proposed it and Sen. Bernie Sanders later followed.

Warren is pushing for a 2% tax on households with net worths above $50 million, and tripled to 6% on fortunes over $1 billion. Sanders went farther with a more aggressive plan: He wants to levy a 2% wealth tax on households with net worths over $32 million and gradually increase it to 8% on those over $1 billion.

Though it's a relatively new proposal in the US, many European nations had already adopted it decades before. 

The wealth tax is similar to a property tax. But instead of taxing real estate, it covers wealth in all forms: stocks, cash, jewelry, yachts, a Pablo Picasso painting — really any asset that could be appraised a monetary value.

Back in 1990, around a dozen European countries had a wealth tax, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Today, only four European countries have it: Spain, Norway, Switzerland, and Belgium. 

Most European governments eliminated the tax because it was problematic in design and enforcement, and France was the latest to scrap it in 2017. They often hit people with plenty of assets but little cash on hand to pay the taxman.

"They can be really difficult to administer and ensure even a moderate compliance rate," Daniel Bunn, the director of Global Projects at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, told Business Insider.

He added that it became difficult for governments to justify the high administrative cost of enforcement as the rich were able to move assets and capital out of the country into lower-taxed jurisdictions, often within Europe.

Instead, Bunn said, European countries did away with it and doubled down on enforcing income taxes among others.

All together, European wealth taxes generally brought in around 0.2% of GDP in revenues, a study from the Cato Institute noted.

Still, four European governments are relying on wealth taxes to generate revenue. Here's how its working out for them.

Spain has a wealth tax levied on fortunes above €700,000, or just over $774,000, starting at a 0.2% rate.

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Spain first introduced a wealth tax (otherwise known as Patrimonio) in 1977, two years after the death of its authoritarian leader Francisco Franco. 

It kept the tax until 2008 when the global financial crisis threw the Spanish economy into a tailspin. The tax was temporarily reinstated three years later in 2011 to boost public finances, but the national government later decided to make it permanent again. 

Spain now taxes fortunes above €700,000 at 0.2%, which gradually increases to 2.5% on net worth above €10.7 million depending on the region. People living in the Spanish capital of Madrid are exempt from the tax.

Its never been a substantial generator of tax money for the Spanish government. Data from the OECD shows that a net wealth tax on individuals made up 0.55 percent of all tax revenues in 2017.



Norway collects a wealth tax both at the municipal and the national level, starting at 1.48 million krone, or $174,000.

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Norway's wealth tax was first introduced in 1892. The central government levies a tax rate of 0.15% while municipalities impose a 0.7% rate, bringing the maximum to 0.85%.

Only wealth above 1.48 million krona, or roughly $174,000, is taxed. That figure is doubled for married couples.

A 2012 study from Norwegian researchers reported that average wealth per household totaled 1.6 million krona, or just over $166,000, indicating that most of the population paid some form of the tax.

The amount of revenue generated has largely been the same over the last two decades. The OECD reported the wealth tax constituted 1.1% of all wealth tax revenues in Norway in 2017.



Switzerland first implemented its wealth tax in 1840. The rate varies by canton, or state, as the central government does not collect the tax.

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Switzerland first levied a wealth tax in 1840 and its been a pillar of their tax structure since. They're self-reported and paid annually, with no institutional tracking of wealth. Tax authorities can only access personal bank information if a person is suspected of a crime.

The country has a decentralized tax system, and the rate varies around its 26 cantons. But it ranges between 0.3% and 1% of taxpayers' net worth. They tend to be highest in the French-speaking regions of the west and lower in the German-speaking cantons of central Switzerland.

The tax-free threshold for a married couple without children is between 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,370) to 250,000 Swiss francs ($251,856). "The wealth tax thus affects much of the middle class in addition to the wealthiest families," one study on the Swiss wealth tax found.

Compared to the other three European countries, the Swiss wealth tax has generated consistent revenue so far in the 21st century and it brought the largest share. OECD data shows that wealth taxes made up 3.6% of all Swiss tax revenue in 2017, and it's been above 3% since 2000.




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New York just embraced a revolutionary voting system that if widely adopted would change American politics forever

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  • On Tuesday, New Yorkers voted to implement ranked-choice voting in primary and special elections, allowing them to rank their top five candidates in order of preference. 
  • Under a ranked-choice system, voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference.
  • Proponents of the system say it will eliminate the risks of "spoiler" candidates, discourage negative campaigning, and encourage more women and minority candidates to run, among other benefits. 
  • Critics say ranked-choice voting can cause confusion for voters and complicate vote tabulation, among other concerns.
  • The adoption of ranked-choice voting in the biggest city in the country is a signal the system could catch on across America in coming years.  
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On Tuesday, New Yorkers passed a ballot measure implementing ranked-choice voting in primary and special elections — a dramatic shift that could have big implications for future elections.

Under a ranked-choice system, voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference. If no single candidate wins a majority of the vote, the candidate with the least number of votes is eliminated and the votes for that person are redistributed to the voters' next preferred candidate. That process of elimination continues until one candidate clinches a majority. Voters can rank anywhere between one and five candidates. 

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Uno de los CDR detenidos conocía desde un mes antes los planes para bloquear El Prat: "Lo primero que quieren hacer es el aeropuerto"

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19 de septiembre de 2019. Cuatro días antes de ser detenido por la Guardia Civil, Eduardo Garzón, uno de los CDR en prisión provisional por terrorismo, conversa con un tal Erik en su coche. Entre comentarios sobre la situación política, Garzón revela a su interlocutor que el domingo anterior se enteró de los planes para bloquear el aeropuerto de Barcelona. "El primer acto que quieren hacer es el aeropuerto", dice, sin hacer referencia a Tsunami Democràtic, la organización sin líderes conocidos también investigada por terrorismo por la Audiencia Nacional, sino a Pícnic per la República, otro grupo de Telegram que ha convocado protestas en los últimos días.

"¿Ha llegado a los CDR esto del aeropuerto?", se interesa Erik después de que Garzón lo mencionara. "Es la misma acción", recalca el detenido. "A lo Hong Kong, como hicieron los de Hong Kong, cortar el aeropuerto", contesta Erik. Luego Garzón detalla que hay seis núcleos territoriales de los CDR que han mostrado su predisposición a participar en la acción, aunque deja claro a su interlocutor que el bloqueo del aeropuerto "lo están organizando sin estar dentro del CDR".

"A lo mejor pedirán después difusión o algo, pero la historia ahora que me tengo que encargar es encontrar gente de Pícnic, que ya estoy detrás y saber por qué no ha llegado todavía el documento de lo que pretenden hacer el CDR en el aeropuerto", prosigue Garzón, en una conversación interceptada por la Guardia Civil, que desde hacía meses vigilaba y tenía intervenidos los teléfonos móviles de los siete CDR encarcelados provisionalmente.

Garzón remarca que hay que "coordinarse con los de Pícnic" para que el conjunto de acciones contra la sentencia sean "historias escalonadas, no en las mismas fechas", en una muestra de la atomización de actores en la convocatoria de protestas independentistas: finalmente el intento de bloqueo del aeropuerto fue convocado y promovido por Tsunami Democràtic, no por el Pícnic –que sí promovió el domingo anterior una sentada pacífica en el vestíbulo de la estación de Sants– ni los CDR.

El CDR encarcelado hace hincapié en no solapar las distintas movilizaciones: "Parece que la acción es la misma pero ahora hay que ver qué día, vale, y entonces la historia que por ejemplo lo del aeropuerto sea antes que lo nuestro de la semana, lo nuestro que sea como el final porque va a ser mucho más gordo".

De la conversación se infiere que esta acción final de los CDR es un corte de autopistas a gran escala, ya que Garzón, en un primer tramo de la conversación, habla que ha asistido a una reunión "de lo de la autopista", y recalca la importancia de que "siempre haya 10.000 personas" para "impedir a los Mossos el desalojo". "Los Mossos con 10.000 personas no actúan, se lo pensaron mucho en la Jonquera [en un corte de la AP-7], tienen que llamar al ejército", dice Erik. "Sería una victoria, el ejército aquí...", apostilla Garzón.

Garzón también está enterado de las 'marchas por la libertad' que convocaron la ANC y Òmnium, a las que se refiere como "el rollo de las marchas", aunque muestra su desconfianza hacia la ANC, de la que dice que "no nos podemos fiar". De hecho, afea a las entidades soberanistas mayoritarias que no "hicieran nada" durante el Consejo de Ministros en Barcelona. "Yo quemaría el país", agrega sobre los planes para la respuesta a la sentencia.


          

Erdoğan açıkladı: Lisans öğrenim kredisi ve bursu 550 liraya çıkıyor

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Erdoğan açıkladı: Lisans öğrenim kredisi ve bursu 550 liraya çıkıyor
Cumhurbaşkanı ve AKP Genel Başkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 2020 itibariyle lisans öğrencilerinin aldığı öğrenim kredisi ile bursun 500 liradan 550 liraya çıkarıldığını duyurdu. Düzenlemeyle bu rakam yüksek lisansta bin 100 lira, doktorada bin 600 lira olacak.

          

Reply to Necesito ayuda, ya no se que puede pasar. on Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:09:18 GMT

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@Rastannabis:

como has dicho, los bajones corresponden con la carga de la gpu, digamos que entonces la grafica hace cuello de botella con el equipo, cual es la solucion?

Mas arriba tengo las caracteristicas, podeis sacar conclusiones partiendo de ahi.

La cpu es recien comprada, no he echo ningugn tipo de oc a ningun componente.
creeis que esta grafica no es compatible con los fx, y la mother?
Entonces que hago, comprarme la placa de republic of gamers, y lo ultimo de intel?:wall:
(Todo el equipo es nuevo, recien comprado)

Nada mas llegar la grafica a casa, lo primero que hice fue limpiar todo lo que viera de nvidia, pero aun asi..
El ultimo paso ya se sabe, formatear y ver que pasa, pero claro, esto quiero que sea la ultima opcion, descartando posibles problemas con el hardware.

muchas gracias a todos, sigo en vuestras manos y mirando soluciones

Compatible si es, pero la arquitectura de los AM3+ esta un poco desfasada para graficas muy potentes, mas aun cuando se mete SLI y CF, no es cosa del CPU es mas que se va quedando lastrado al no renovar el bus frontal, también sigue teniendo los controladores Pcie en el Chipset, no tiene Pcie3 nativo.

Por ejemplo Intel al dar soporte al SLI lo que hizo es rediseñar el bus, paso del FSB al QPI, y aunque seguía teniendo el controlador en el Chipset, eso le hizo aprovechar mejor las tarjetas, luego paso al DMI que ya va el controlador dentro del propio CPU y es mas rápido, además a sacado ya dos plataformas Pcie3 nativas.
De todas formas se dice que con Mantle va a influir menos el CPU, podría mejorar el aprovechamiento de las graficas, otra opción será ocear el CPU y seguro te agradecerá la grafica, puedes intentar subir CPU y memoria y debería mejorar, si sacan pronto el parche para BF4 de Mantle pues es posible que ese juego mejore bastante.

El problema que tiene AMD en CPU frente a Intel es el proceso de fabricación, si pudiera fabricar como Intel a 22nm incluso ya casi esta para los 16nm, podría hacer una arquitectura buena, no necesitaría sacar procesadores tan grandes, podría integrar todo al CPU, pero creo que sigue fabricando a 32nm o 28nm y asi no se puede competir con Intel que esta ya casi para sacar 16nm, hace tiempo que fabrica a 22nm, por eso debe hacer CPU mas grandes y no puede integrar tantas cosas al CPU, además que un CPU mas grande sale caro.

saludos


          

Appartamento in Vendita Casarsa della Delizia - Zona:

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Casarsa della Delizia (Rif. BL-186-RV) In ottima e tranquillissima zona residenziale, non molto distante dal centro, proponiamo in vendita, in palazzina di recente costruzione, questo appartamento tricamere dagli spazi ampi e comodi, completamente arredato, termoautonomo, con predisposizione di climatizzazione, cosi' composto: ingresso autonomo con piccolo scoperto ed annessa centrale termica, soggiorno, cucina separata abitabile compresa di elettrodomestici e lavastoviglie, ampio disimpegno, tre camere da letto, bagno finestrato con vasca, bagno con box doccia, lavanderia, accessoriato di giardino di proprieta' recintato; a completare ampio e comodo garage e posto auto scoperto di proprieta'. Spese condominiali bassissime. Arredamento compreso nel prezzo. Ottima opportunita' qualita' prezzo, disponibile da subito!
          

¿Fumas? ¡Aguas con la esquizofrenia y depresión!

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Los autores del estudio alertaron que la nicotina obstaculiza los receptores de dopamina y serotonina en el cerebro. Foto: Pixabay
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LONDRES

Fumar tabaco aumenta el riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades mentales, como la esquizofrenia y la depresión, según reveló un estudio realizado por un grupo de científicos de la Universidad de Bristol (Reino Unido).

Los investigadores británicos analizaron los datos del Biobanco del Reino Unido de casi medio millón de individuos de entre 40 y 69 años y descubrieron que los fumadores se vuelven esquizofrénicos y sufren depresión más a menudo que los que no fuman.

Los resultados fueron consistentes tanto en casos de tabaquismo de larga duración como en los de nuevos fumadores, según el estudio publicado en la revista Psychological Medicine.

Los investigadores encontraron también evidencias de que la predisposición genética a la depresión aumenta a su vez el tabaquismo, pero su trabajo se enfoca principalmente en los efectos perjudiciales que provoca el hábito de fumar en la salud mental.

Según la investigación, fumar es el mayor factor individual que contribuye a una reducción de entre 10 y 20 años de la expectativa de vida entre las personas con trastornos mentales.

Los autores del estudio alertaron que la nicotina obstaculiza los receptores de dopamina y serotonina en el cerebro. La dopamina es un químico natural que regula las emociones, mientras que la serotonina, conocida como la hormona de la felicidad, contribuye al sentido de bienestar.

Una falla en este sistema puede causar el desarrollo de trastornos mentales.

El estudio pone de relieve la necesidad de reducir la prevalencia del tabaquismo no solo para prevenir enfermedades físicas, sino también para reducir las mentales.

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Open Source: Monitoring-Lösung Sentry wechselt auf proprietäre Lizenz

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Nach vielen Vorbildern wie etwa MongoDB oder Redis wechselt nun auch der Hersteller der Monitoring-Lösung Sentry von Open Source auf eine nichtfreie Lizenz. Damit soll der Verkauf der Software durch Dritte unterbunden werden. (Open Source, Cloud Computing)
          

El Salón del Caravaning acoge todas las novedades en caravanas

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Viajar con tu propio coche remolcando una caravana en la que poder cocinar, dormir y convertir en tu hogar vacacional sigue siendo el sueño de muchos. El Salón del Caravaning nos demostró que la innovación y las nuevas tendencias en diseño se hacen notar en estas casas en miniatura. El boom de las caravanas tres ambientes Las distribuciones familiares, conocidas como «tres ambientes», con cama de matrimonio delantera, salón central y literas traseras, siguen siendo las más buscadas por quienes piensan en adquirir una caravana. Caravelair volvió a llevar a Barcelona un buen elenco de sus distribuciones con literas, entre los que sigue gustando la Alba 496 Family, una caravana primer precio (15.530 euros el modelo expuesto) con cama de matrimonio de 1,40 x 2,10 m, maxi garaje y frigorífico grande. Sterckeman también llevó una gran variedad de modelos familiares con opciones para todos los bolsillos. De la gama Starlett pudimos ver una de las más vendidas la Comfort 490 PE, una distribución tres ambientes con muy buena relación calidad precio. Las más originales Aross Car con su caravana Luxor 495 LTA presentó uno de sus modelos más originales con una cama abatible en el centro de la caravana que permite tener hasta seis plazas. También con cama abatible regulable en altura, moderna y rutera pudimos ver la C’go Up 465 KR de Dethleffs  que ofrece mucho espacio y una práctica distribución para viajar hasta seis personas. Diseños renovados La firma alemana Knaus lanza esta temporada una edición especial de su innovadora caravana Sport&Fun, caracterizada por sus dimensiones compactas, su chasis ligero y un máximo aprovechamiento del espacio interior. La nueva edición especial Black Selection, cambia el clásico verde y azul del exterior por un reconocible negro y gris plateado. En el stand de Sterckeman pudimos ver una de las novedades de la temporada, la nueva Alize Connect, una caravana cuyo interior se asemeja al de una autocaravana de alta gama. Desde el exterior ya se aprecia su singularidad gracias a su gran ventana frontal y al diseño de su estructura. Caravanas de alta gama Esta temporada Tabbert crea un nuevo estándar de caravanas de lujo con su nueva Puccini, rediseñada para ofrecer una serie de caravanas de alta gama más intuitiva y con un look más moderno. Equipamiento de calidad y acabados interiores que llaman la atención, dirigiéndose a un público exclusivo, que busca una segunda residencia con todas las comunidades.

La entrada El Salón del Caravaning acoge todas las novedades en caravanas se publicó primero en Campings y caravanas - Campingsalon.


          

Nuoro: Azienda Commercio all'ingrosso cerca Addetto alla logistica di magazzino

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CPI di Nuoro: ricerca 1 tirocinante addetto alla logistica di magazzino

 

TIPO AZIENDA

Azienda commercio all’ingrosso

PROFILO /QUALIFICA

addetto alla logistica di magazzino

SEDE DI LAVORO

Nuoro

SCADENZA CANDIDATURA

15/11/2019

REQUISITI INDISPENSABILI

-       Diploma scuola media superiore

-       Buona conoscenza programma office -

-       Conoscenza base programmi applicativi gestionali

-       Patente B

REQUISITI PREFERIBILI

  – Predisposizione al team working e al lavoro per obiettivi

- Capacità di problem solving -

MANSIONI :

Il candidato, sotto la supervisione del tutor aziendale, si occuperà della gestione del magazzino e della movimentazione della merce al suo interno, del carico e scarico merci, del controllo qualità merci, preparazione ordini e spedizioni, dell’utilizzo e aggiornamento del programma gestionale. Infine, si occuperà della compilazione e la verifica della documentazione fiscale e amministrativa correlata (ricezione ed emissione bolle ecc.)

CONTRATTO

TIROCINIO FORMATIVO  durata 6 mesi

MODALITÀ DI   CANDIDATURA :

Borsa Lavoro su portale https://www.sardegnalavoro.it/borsa-lavoro

Codice annuncio: 1500019211000000000113698 (nei campi compilare solo la voce codice annuncio e cliccare "cerca")

Vi ricordiamo che per potersi candidare sulle offerte di Borsa Lavoro occorre registrarsi e completare il curriculum

Per richiedere assistenza è possibile rivolgersi al proprio CPI.

INFO: Centro per l’impiego di Nuoro- Viale del Lavoro, 28 –  Sportello Impresa


          

Abbanoa assume 10 Addetto tecnico a tempo indeterminato per la sede di CAGLIARI - Domande (via mail) entro il 19 novembre 2019

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Abbanoa SpA, gestore del Servizio Idrico Integrato per la Regione ricerca per la assunzione con contratto a tempo indeterminato, sede di lavoro Cagliari:

N. 10 Addetto tecnico specialista Rif. 171

Profilo professionale richiesto ed elementi qualificanti

Lavoratore che svolge attività professionali tecniche/amministrative anche mediante coordinamento di risorse, controllo e vigilanza in riferimento a:

responsabilità del procedimento di lavori pubblici in fase di progettazione, affidamento e esecuzione;

redazione di progetti di lavori pubblici e ottenimento delle autorizzazioni/nulla osta indispensabili per dare corso alle opere;

espletamento delle gare d'appalto ai sensi D.lgs n. 50/2016 s.m.i.i, con particolare riferimento ai lavori pubblici;

gestione della fase esecutiva dei lavori sino al collaudo;

eventuali altri adempimenti che dovessero rendersi necessari in relazione agli interventi programmati.

Svolge, avvalendosi di informazioni differenziate e complesse gestite nell'ambito della propria discrezionalità e autonomia, attività a contenuto tecnico specialistico, rispondendo dei risultati qualitativi e quantitativi.

Effettua analisi e predispone report fornendo indicazioni per l'aggiornamento e/o l'adeguamento delle procedure.

Requisiti di accesso alla selezione

Possesso di laurea quinquennale in ingegneria

Esperienza maturata per almeno ventiquattro mesi nel campo della realizzazione di opere pubbliche, sia come dipendente che come libero professionista, ricoprendo uno dei seguenti ruoli previsti dal D.lgs n. 50/2016 s.m.i.i.: Responsabile del procedimento, Assistente al Responsabile del procedimento, Progettista, Direttore lavori e Direttore Tecnico.

Inquadramento

Impiegato tecnico - livello 6 del Contratto Collettivo Nazionale di Lavoro Utilitalia.

La selezione consisterà in valutazione dei titoli, prova scritta e colloquio

Valutazione dei titoli

Importo lordo, comprensivo degli oneri per la sicurezza dei tre interventi più significativi nel settore fognario – depurativo o idrico – potabile gestiti da ciascun candidato con la qualifica di Responsabile del Procedimento:

da 0 a 6 punti da assegnare utilizzando la seguente formula Px= 6X IMPORTO CANDIDATO X/IMPORTO MAX, nella quale Px è il punteggio spettante al candidato x;

Importo lordo, comprensivo degli oneri per la sicurezza, dei tre interventi più significativi nel settore fognario – depurativo o idrico – potabile gestiti da ciascun candidato con la qualifica di Progettista di almeno due livelli di progettazione o di Direzione Lavori o di Direttore Tecnico:

da 0 a 4 punti da assegnare utilizzando la seguente formula Px= 4X IMPORTO CANDIDATO X/IMPORTO MAX, nella quale Px è il punteggio spettante al candidato x.

Il totale del punteggio conseguibile per titoli sarà di massimo 10 punti.

La prova scritta verterà nella risposta nella risposta a un questionario (a risposta multipla e aperta) relativo agli aspetti tecnici propri del profilo oggetto di ricerca. In particolare sulle seguenti materie:

impianti elettrici e automazione

idraulica e opere idrauliche

normativa sulla sicurezza

Codice dei contratti pubblici e relativi decreti correttivi, legislazione sui lavori pubblici (compresa la normativa sugli espropri) e linee guida Anac;

Il punteggio massimo conseguibile con la prova scritta sarà di 30 punti.

Alla prova orale accederanno i migliori 60 candidati

La prova orale avrà ad oggetto il profilo di competenze professionali complessivo.

Il punteggio massimo conseguito per la prova orale sarà di 60 punti.

Al termine della selezione verrà formata una graduatoria di idonei. La graduatoria rimarrà valida per 24 mesi durante i quali l'azienda potrà attingere per assumere con contratti anche a tempo determinato.

Per ogni altra comunicazione e per candidarsi fare riferimento al sito web: www.abbanoa.it.

La ricerca è da intendersi rivolta ad ambo i sessi (L.903/77 e L.125/91).

La candidatura, da formalizzare con la compilazione della domanda di ammissione e con dettagliato cv, dovrà essere trasmessa entro il 19 novembre 2019 a: info.selezioni@abbanoa.it riportando l'oggetto: "N. 10 Addetto tecnico specialista (Rif. 171)" 

Maggiori informazioni sul sito ufficiale tramite questo link


          

BANDO DI CONCORSO PER N. 6 POSTI a tempo indeterminato presso Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Sardegna

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BANDO DI CONCORSO PER N. 6 POSTI DI COLLABORATORE AMMINISTRATIVO PROFESSIONALE CATEGORIA D, CCNL COMPARTO SANITA’, ELEVABILI A N. 12 POSTI CON L’AGGIORNAMENTO DELLA PROGRAMMAZIONE DEL FABBISOGNO DI PERSONALE.

Scadenza: 05/12/2019

 

E’ indetto pubblico concorso per la copertura di n. 6 posti di Collaboratore amministrativo professionale categoria D CCNL comparto Sanità, previsti nel Piano triennale dei fabbisogni 2019/2021 approvato con DDG n. 170/2019 e aggiornato con DDG n. 968/2019 come nuove assunzioni per la relativa area o categoria, da realizzarsi come segue:

n. 3 unità a valere sulla capacità assunzionale 2019, programmate con DDG n. 968/2019, come rettificata con DDG n. 1323/2019;

n. 3 unità a valere sulla capacità assunzionale 2020, programmate con DDG n. 968/2019;

n. 6 unità a valere sulle capacità assunzionali 2020/2022, da programmarsi in sede di aggiornamento del Piano triennale dei fabbisogni, sulla base delle cessazioni che interverranno per effetto del Decreto Legge n. 4 del 28 gennaio 2019, convertito, con modificazioni, in legge 28 marzo 2019, n. 26, (G.U. n. 75 del 29/03/2019) o di altre norme che autorizzino la cessazione dal servizio dei lavoratori, compatibilmente con le facoltà assunzionali dell’Ente e la disponibilità finanziaria.

ART. 1

REQUISITI PER L’AMMISSIONE

Per l’ammissione al concorso pubblico sono prescritti i seguenti requisiti:

REQUISITI GENERALI

1. cittadinanza italiana o cittadinanza di stato UE ovvero di altra nazionalità con il possesso dei requisiti di cui all’art. 38 D.Lgs. 165/2001 e s.m.i. Possono quindi partecipare:

a) - i familiari di cittadini dell’Unione Europea non aventi la cittadinanza di uno Stato membro che siano titolari del diritto di soggiorno o del diritto di soggiorno permanente;

b) - i titolari del permesso di soggiorno CE per soggiornanti di lungo periodo;

c) - i titolari dello status di rifugiato ovvero dello status di protezione sussidiaria;

d) - i familiari regolarmente soggiornanti dei titolari dello status di protezione internazionale;

e) - i cittadini non comunitari in possesso di regolare permesso di soggiorno che abiliti allo svolgimento di attività lavorativa;

2. godimento dei diritti politici;

3. idoneità fisica alla mansione da svolgere. L’accertamento dell’idoneità fisica all’impiego è effettuata a cura del Medico Competente dell’Agenzia prima dell’immissione in servizio.

Non possono accedere agli impieghi coloro che siano esclusi dall’elettorato attivo nonché coloro che siano stati dispensati dall’impiego presso una pubblica amministrazione per aver conseguito l’impiego stesso mediante la produzione di documenti falsi o viziati da invalidità non sanabile o che siano incorsi della destituzione o nella dispensa da precedente impiego presso una Pubblica Amministrazione per persistente insufficiente rendimento, ovvero coloro che risultino interdetti dai pubblici uffici.

REQUISITI SPECIFICI

a) Diploma di Laurea triennale o quinquennale (conseguito secondo l’ordinamento didattico previgente al D.M. 509/99) ovvero Laurea Specialistica (ex D.M. 509/99) ovvero Laurea Magistrale (ex D.M. 270/04) in Scienze giuridiche, economiche e politiche, ovvero titoli equipollenti o equiparati secondo la normativa vigente in materia;

L’equipollenza o equivalenza dei predetti titoli di studio è soltanto quella prevista dal legislatore e non è suscettibile di interpretazione analogica.

Sono fatte salve le equipollenze o le equiparazioni previste dalla normativa vigente in materia. A tal proposito il/la candidato/a dovrà indicare nella domanda di partecipazione al concorso gli estremi del provvedimento legislativo o ministeriale che prevede l’equipollenza o l’equiparazione.

Per i cittadini degli Stati membri dell’UE il titolo di studio non conseguito in Italia deve essere riconosciuto ai sensi della normativa vigente in materia.

Per la valutazione del titolo di studio richiesto per l’ammissione:

- se conseguito nell’ambito dell’UE, si tiene conto di quanto previsto dall’art. 38 del decreto legislativo 30 marzo 2001 n. 165;

- se conseguito al di fuori dell’UE, se ne terrà conto solo se ne sia stata espressamente riconosciuta, sempre entro la data di scadenza del bando, l’equiparazione a quelli italiani dal Ministero competente.

b) età non superiore ai limiti previsti dalla vigente legislazione per il mantenimento in servizio.

I cittadini di Paesi membri dell’UE devono:

- possedere tutti i requisiti richiesti ai cittadini della Repubblica Italiana ad eccezione della cittadinanza italiana;

- godere dei diritti civili e politici nello stato di appartenenza o provenienza;

- avere un’adeguata conoscenza della lingua italiana. L’accertamento di tale requisito è demandato alla Commissione esaminatrice del concorso.

I requisiti prescritti devono essere posseduti alla data di scadenza del termine stabilito dal presente bando per la presentazione delle domande di ammissione al concorso.

Il difetto anche di uno solo dei requisiti prescritti comporta, pertanto, la non ammissione al concorso.

L’accertamento del mancato possesso, anche di uno solo dei predetti requisiti, comporterà l’esclusione dalla procedura.

ART. 2

DOMANDA DI AMMISSIONE

Nella domanda di ammissione all’Avviso, secondo l’allegato modello A), il candidato deve dichiarare, ai sensi dell’art. 46 del D.P.R. n. 445/2000, consapevole che, in caso di falsità in atti e dichiarazioni mendaci, decadrà dai benefici eventualmente conseguiti, fatte salve le responsabilità penali di cui agli artt. 75 e 76 del D.P.R. n. 445/2000, quanto segue:

1. il cognome e nome, la data, il luogo di nascita , codice fiscale e la residenza (domicilio se diverso dalla residenza); l’indirizzo di posta elettronica (e-mail), l’indirizzo di posta elettronica certificata (PEC), i numeri di telefono fisso e cellulare, per tutte le comunicazioni inerenti la selezione;

2. il possesso della cittadinanza italiana, o equivalente;

3. il Comune di iscrizione nelle liste elettorali, ovvero i motivi della non iscrizione o della cancellazione dalle liste medesime;

4. le eventuali condanne penali definitive riportate (indicando la data di decisione, l’Autorità che l’ha emessa ed il reato commesso) ed i procedimenti penali in corso; 

5. il non essere stato destituito dall’impiego, dichiarato decaduto, dispensato o licenziato disciplinarmente da una Pubblica Amministrazione;

6. il possesso del requisito specifico della laurea di cui all’art. 1, lettera a), con la votazione riportata, la data di conseguimento e l’Università presso la quale è stata conseguita. I cittadini comunitari in possesso del titolo di studio conseguito nei Paesi dell’Unione Europea possono richiedere alle competenti autorità il riconoscimento del proprio titolo di studio, ai sensi dell’art. 38, comma 3, D.Lgs. 165/2001, ai fini della partecipazione al presente concorso. Tali candidati dovranno presentare omanda di partecipazione chiedendo di essere ammessi in virtù della citata norma;

7. la posizione regolare nei confronti degli obblighi di leva per i cittadini soggetti a tale obbligo;

8. l’idoneità fisica all’impiego;

9. i servizi prestati come impiegati presso pubbliche amministrazioni, e le eventuali cause di risoluzione di precedenti rapporti di pubblico impiego, indicando se ricorrano o non ricorrano le condizioni di cui all’art. 46 del D.P.R. 761/1979;

10. i titoli che danno diritto ad usufruire di precedenze o preferenze secondo la vigente normativa. Questi dovranno essere dettagliatamente dichiarati nella domanda;

11. la conoscenza della lingua inglese sulla quale sostenere l’accertamento della relativa prova d’idoneità, a norma dell’art. 37 D.Lgs. n. 165/2001, così come modificato dal D.Lgs. n. 75/2017;

12. la conoscenza della lingua sarda sulla quale sostenere l’accertamento della relativa prova d’idoneità, ai sensi dell’art. 53 della legge regionale 13 novembre 2018, n. 31, così come integrato dall’art. 12, comma 5, della Legge Regionale 3 luglio 2018, n. 22;

13. l’eventuale situazione di handicap, l’eventuale ausilio necessario, ai sensi dell’art. 20 della legge n. 104/92, per lo svolgimento delle prove nonché eventuale necessità di tempi aggiuntivi, onde consentire la predisposizione dei mezzi e degli strumenti atti a garantire i benefici richiesti;

14. l’accettazione espressa e integrale di tutte le prescrizioni e condizioni contenute nel presente bando.

15. l’autorizzazione al trattamento dei dati personali, ai sensi Regolamento generale sulla protezione dei dati del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio n. 2016/679 (RGPD);

La firma in calce alla domanda non deve essere autenticata, ai sensi dell’art. 39 del D.P.R. 445/2000.

La domanda di partecipazione al concorso deve essere compilata in ogni sua parte e deve essere sottoscritta.

La domanda di partecipazione deve essere altresì presentata unitamente alla copia di un documento di identità personale in corso di validità, se non sottoscritta con firma digitale.

Costituiscono motivi di esclusione dai concorsi:

1) la mancata compilazione della domanda in ogni sua parte e la mancata sottoscrizione della domanda;

2) l’omessa indicazione anche di un solo requisito per l’ammissione;

3) la mancanza della copia del documento di identità in allegato, laddove richiesta;

4) presentazione della domanda con modalità difformi da quanto previsto dall’art. 4 del presente

Bando.

La mancata compilazione della domanda in ogni sua parte e la mancata sottoscrizione della

domanda costituisce motivo di esclusione dalla procedura.

Il candidato ha l’onere di comunicare, a mezzo raccomandata A/R o via PEC, con nota datata e sottoscritta

le eventuali successive variazioni di indirizzo e/o recapito.

La presentazione della domanda di partecipazione comporta l’accettazione senza riserva, di tutte le

prescrizioni e precisazioni del presente bando e di tutte le norme in esso richiamate.

DOCUMENTAZIONE DA ALLEGARE ALLA DOMANDA

Alla domanda di partecipazione i candidati devono allegare i seguenti documenti:

a) gli eventuali documenti comprovanti il diritto di precedenza o preferenza all’assunzione ex art. 10 del presente Bando;

b) copia fotostatica di un documento di identità personale in corso di validità, laddove i documenti non siano firmati digitalmente.

Ai sensi dell’art. 15 della legge n. 183/2011, le certificazioni rilasciate dalla Pubblica Amministrazione,

riguardante stati, qualità personali e fatti, sono sostituite dalle dichiarazioni di cui agli artt. 46 e 47 del D.P.R 445/2000.

Non è ammesso alcun riferimento a documentazione esibita per la partecipazione a precedenti concorsi o comunque esistente agli atti di questa Agenzia.

L’eventuale riserva di invio successivo di documenti è priva di effetti ed i documenti inviati successivamente alla scadenza del termine per la presentazione delle domande non saranno presi in considerazione.

MODALITA’ E TERMINE PER LA PRESENTAZIONE DELLE DOMANDE

La domanda di partecipazione all’Avviso deve essere indirizzata a:

ARPAS – Direzione Generale - Via Contivecchi n. 7- 09122 Cagliari, e spedita secondo una delle seguenti modalità:

- spedizione postale a mezzo raccomandata A.R. indirizzata a ARPAS – Direzione Generale - Via Contivecchi n. 7- 09122 Cagliari, indicando sulla busta il cognome, il nome del candidato, il domicilio indicando la dicitura “Bando di concorso per la copertura di n. 6 posti (elevabili a 12) di Collaboratore amministrativo professionale, categoria D CCNL comparto Sanità”, entro e non oltre il 30° giorno successivo alla data di pubblicazione dell’estratto del presente bando sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana – 4^ Serie Speciale – “Concorsi ed esami”. Qualora detto giorno sia festivo il termine è prorogato al giorno successivo non festivo. Il termine si intende perentorio, e pertanto l’ARPAS non prenderà in considerazione le domande che, per qualsiasi ragione siano pervenute in ritardo (non saranno prese in considerazione neppure le domande pervenute oltre il termine ancorché spedite tramite ufficio postale entro la data di scadenza).

La prova dell’avvenuta ricezione della domanda di partecipazione, entro il termine perentorio prescritto, resta a carico e sotto la responsabilità del candidato. L’ARPAS, pertanto non risponderà di eventuali disguidi o scioperi del servizio postale. Non saranno prese, inoltre, in considerazione le domande pervenute oltre il termine stabilito anche se il ritardo o l’eventuale mancato ricevimento siano imputabili a causa fortuita o di forza maggiore;

- spedizione attraverso la propria posta elettronica certificata (PEC) alla casella di posta elettronica certificata dell’ARPAS: arpas@pec.arpa.sardegna.it, indicando quale oggetto della mail di trasmissione “Bando di concorso per la copertura di n. 6 posti (elevabili a 12) di Collaboratore amministrativo professionale, categoria D CCNL comparto Sanità”. Non sarà ritenuta ammissibile la domanda inviata da casella di posta elettronica semplice/ordinaria, anche se indirizzata all’indirizzo di Posta Elettronica Certificata dell’ARPAS sopra indicato.

La domanda di partecipazione ed i relativi allegati dovranno essere inviati in un unico file formato PDF nominato con “cognome.nome”; tali documenti dovranno, comunque, essere:

- sottoscritti con firma digitale del candidato, con certificato rilasciato da un certificatore accreditato;

oppure

- sottoscritti con firma autografa del candidato e acquisiti digitalmente. In questo caso al file PDF dovrà essere allegata obbligatoriamente anche la scansione di un documento di riconoscimento in corso di validità del candidato.

La spedizione della domanda di partecipazione via PEC deve avvenire entro e non oltre le ore 23:59 del trentesimo giorno successivo alla data di pubblicazione del presente Bando – per estratto - nella Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana – 4^ Serie Speciale – “Concorsi ed esami”. L’Amministrazione non si assume alcuna responsabilità in caso di impossibilità di apertura dei file.

E’ esclusa ogni altra forma di presentazione o trasmissione delle domande e pertanto non saranno ritenute ammissibili le domande pervenute tramite fax o posta elettronica semplice/ordinaria.

Il termine fissato per la presentazione delle domande e dei documenti è perentorio. La eventuale riserva di invio successiva di documenti è priva di effetti. Il mancato rispetto dei termini sopra descritti determina l’esclusione dalla procedura. L’Amministrazione non assume, fin da ora, alcuna responsabilità per il mancato recapito di domande, comunicazioni e documentazioni dipendenti da eventuali disguidi, da inesatte indicazioni del recapito da parte del concorrente o da mancata o tardiva comunicazione del cambio di indirizzo indicato nella domanda, nonché da altri fatti non imputabili a colpa dell’Amministrazione. Le domande devono essere complete della documentazione richiesta.

Per MAGGIORI INFORMAZIONI CONSULTARE LA DOCUMENTAZIONE ALLEGATA

- Determinazione n. 1484/2019 - approvazione bando [file.pdf]
- Bando di concorso [file.pdf]
- Modello A - domanda di partecipazione [file.rtf]
- Informativa sul trattamento dati personali [file.pdf]


          

Cagliari: Cercasi operatori per customer care INBOUND APPASSIONATI DI TECNOLOGIA E INFORMATICA

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Concentrix CVG Italy srl, multinazionale impegnata nell'erogazione di servizi globali legati al customer care ed al supporto tecnico attraverso contact center, ricerca:

APPASSIONATI DI TECNOLOGIA E INFORMATICA da inserire per il ruolo di:

Operatori telefonici di assistenza tecnica inbound.

Le risorse inserite si occuperanno dell'assistenza al cliente aiutandolo nella risoluzione di diverse tipologie di problemi con competenza e professionalità. Tale supporto avverrà sia telefonicamente che via chat ed e-mail.

I requisiti necessari e indispensabili per presentare la propra candidatura sono:

- Titolo di studio minimo diploma

- Conoscenza dei principali applicativi informatici (spiccata propensione all'utilizzo di personal computer, smartphone e tablet)

- Conoscenza avanzata di Windows e office

- Conoscenza avanzata di Hardware e software, funzionamento reti e wifi

- Buona conoscenza della lingua inglese

Completano il profilo ottimo eloquio e capacità di ascolto, velocità, precisione, curiosità e predisposione per il mondo della tecnologia e dell'informatica.

Offriamo contratto di lavoro a tempo determinato successivo a due settimane di formazione.

L'attività si svolgerà presso la nostra sede di Cagliari.

Per candidarsi occorre inviare CV dettagliato al seguente indirizzo: ML.italy.recruitment@convergys.com


          

Ubriaco al volante sbanda e aggredisce i poliziotti: arrestato

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Colpisce con una bottiglia automobile in transito e poi aggredisce agenti di Polizia

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Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’dan öğrencilere müjde!

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AK Parti grup toplantısında konuşan Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, öğrenim kredisindeki artış oranını ve ödenecek yeni miktarı açıkladı. İşte detaylar...
          

Key Words: Bill Gates: I’m happy to pay $20 billion in taxes but Warren’s plan will make me ‘do a little math on what I have left over’

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Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, waded deep in to the hotly debated topic of taxing the wealthy to redistribute money to the have-nots — a contentious issue that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been at the forefront of as she bids to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

          

Du Monde Les Mercredis De Paul Vi Sciences Sociales Analyses De Contenus Christian Louit Jean Claude

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Tahincioğlu Holding YKB Albayrak’ın Duyurduğu Düşük Faizli Konut Kredisini Değerlendirdi

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Tahincioğlu Holding Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Özcan Tahincioğlu, Bakan Berat Albayrak’ın duyurduğu düşük faizli konut kredisinin çok güzel bir haber olduğunu ve sektöre ivme kazandıracağını söyledi.
          

Los súper carnavales 2020 se vivirán en 5 noches en Villa Ángela

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El presidente alterno de la Comisión Municipal de Corsos de Villa Ángela, Boris Baluk remarcó la predisposición que tuvieron en la reunión de anoche, los dirigentes de las 9 comparsas que aceptaron participar de los Súper Carnavales 2020. Además, adelantó la fecha de inicio y el costo de la entrada para disfrutar del mayor espectáculo de la zona.

Anoche se reunieron en el municipio, los dirigent...


          

Maximum Wellness, Episode 20: Weight-Lifting Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

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With the onset of menopause, many women may experience a variety of symptoms, including a decrease in lean muscle, an increase in fat mass, and a reduction in cardiorespiratory fitness – which may predispose the menopausal woman to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Research says that one such intervention is aerobic exercise – consisting of 30 to 40 minutes of daily moderate-intensity repeated for three to four weeks over a six month duration.
          

The Rediscovery of Civil Society: Perils and Potentials

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The concept of “civil society” gained epic popularity in the past few decades. The discourse of civil society entered dramatically into the global political and academic scene in the 1970s with the ...
          

Humane Society of St. Joseph County to host cat adoption event

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All last week, head coach Brian Kelly said the Irish needed to get back to playing physical football and that they needed to rediscover their identity.
          

Pomoc

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Kansas voters approve amendment to eliminate unusual redistricting practices

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Kansas voters approved an amendment Tuesday to the state Constitution ending an unusual state policy of redrawing legislative district boundaries based on federal census data adjusted by state numbers. The Kansas redistricting policy began in the 1990s and adjusted federal census data not to include college students and military personnel, given the non-permanent status of […]

The post Kansas voters approve amendment to eliminate unusual redistricting practices appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.


          

Lifschitz: «Somos los más interesados en que haya una transición ordenada»

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El gobernador destacó que su idea es que la transición se produzca «sin inconvenientes para el futuro gobierno». «Hasta ahora nos hemos contactado por temas muy generales», enfatizó. El gobernador de la provincia de Santa Fe, Miguel Lifschitz, aseguró esta tarde que su administración «tiene la mejor predisposición para avanzar en la transición» con el gobernador electo, Omar Perotti. El mandatario provincial se refirió así al traspaso del gobierno con su sucesor, con quien tuvieron algunas diferencias y cruces desde que comenzó esta larga transición tras las elecciones provinciales del pasado 16 de julio, y que se prolongará hasta el Seguir Leyendo
          

HR COST CONTROLLER - Wyser - Belluno, Veneto

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Da Wyser - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:21:04 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Belluno, Veneto
          

Spontaneous Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

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imageDislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the displacement of the head of the condyle from its normal position in the glenoid fossa. Anterior dislocations are the most common type of TMJ dislocations. Prognathism of the lower jaw, anterior crossbite, and open bite are the classic features in bilateral TMJ dislocations. The treatment of acute TMJ dislocation involves manual reduction with or without general anesthesia. The use of maxillomandibular fixation is reserved for chronic, more complex dislocations. Determining the presence of a predisposing factor is very important in guiding the correct treatment and management for this condition. The authors present a case of acute spontaneous temporomandibular joint dislocation where multiple predisposing factors were recognized, requiring treatment with maxillomandibular fixation after manual reduction.
          

Comment on Report accuses Eastern Europeans of breaking law on migrant redistribution by Nexusfast123

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The quicker the EU collapses the better. At last some countries will maintain the integrity of their borders and protect their community.
          

Villette a schiera in Vendita Occhiobello - Zona: Santa Maria Maddalena

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Santa Maria Maddalena, villetta a schiera disposta su tre livelli con giardino privato cosi' composta: P.T. ingresso su soggiorno, cucina abitabile, bagno, ripostiglio; P.1. camera matrimoniale con cabina armadio, camera singola, bagno, ripostiglio, balcone; P. Mansardato, terza camera da letto con predisposizione bagno e ripostiglio. Posto auto coperto, clima.
          

Migranti, il governo spinge su redistribuzione e rimpatri. Lamorgese: "Altri Paesi favorevoli all'accordo di Malta"

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In audizione al Comitato Schengen, il ministro dell'Interno annuncia l'imminente attivazione di nuovi 300 posti nei centri per i rimpatri. Permessi di protezione umanitaria crollati all'1 per cento dopo il decreto sicurezza.


          

Top Website Development Company in UK | Hestabit

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Hestabit Technologies is one of the best Website Development company in the UK. It has driven start-ups towards growth by creating business-driven applications. The websites which they create fits the contemporary requirements and are highly responsive, fast, and secure. They have a team of experienced developers that work on cutting-edge technologies like Node.js, React.js, Laravel, React, Amazon Web services, and Redis. With such a diligent team on board, they are able to deliver the goods every single time. Their work has garnered accolades from various sources. Social Engine rates them highly among the developers for Social Networking Websites. Their work has also being recognized from the prestigious quaters of FWA and Cannes Lions.
          

Building a Native Add-On for Node

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#313 — November 7, 2019

Read on the Web

Node Weekly

Building a Native Add-On for Node in 2019 — A look at some of the reasons to build a native add-on for Node, and how Sqreen went about making it a reality for a feature of their service.

Vladimir de Turckheim

npm Inc.'s Community, Docs, and npm 7 Update — A lengthy blog post that includes a variety of updates from npm Inc. Key points:

  • There are some updates on what’s coming in npm v7.
  • They now have a public ‘project board’ so we can see their progress on a real-time basis.
  • They’re ‘cleaning up’ their current repos to make future contributions easier.
  • The official npm.community site is no longer to be used for issues, bug reports, and feature requests, with those things moving back to GitHub.
  • The CLI docs are getting a new look.

The npm Blog

Production-Grade Redis — Better monitoring, seamless scaling, durable and portable Redis hosting supporting all the latest features.

RedisGreen sponsor

You Can't Submit an Electron 6 (or 7) App to the Apple Store? — Electron is a popular cross-platform app development toolkit maintained by GitHub. The bad news? It uses Chromium which uses several ‘private’ Apple APIs and Apple aren’t keen on accepting apps that use them for a variety of reasons.

David Costa

Node v13.1.0 (Current) Released — Not a significant release, but there’s a new --trace-uncaught flag to print stack traces at the time an uncaught exception is thrown (rather than later), plus a few minor tweaks.

Node.js Foundation

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Vettery

📚 Articles and Tutorials

How to Build Data-Driven GitHub Badges with Node and OpenFaaS Cloud — Learn how you can write your own data-driven GitHub badges for your projects and codebases on GitHub.

Alex Ellis

▶  Building Distributed Systems with Node.js — Through a live coding demo, you’ll learn how to take a single-server app and scale it infinitely.

James Simpson

Performance Tips for Electron Developers — If you’re using Electron to build apps, the Electron team have collected together some performance tips and strategies in their documentation.

Electron Team

Top CI Pipeline Best Practices - A Developer's Guide — At the center of a good CI/CD setup is a well-designed pipeline. Check out this best practices guide for developers. 👍

Datree.io sponsor

How to Build a Node Web App to Manage Azure Cosmos DB SQL API Data — How to use Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB to store and access data from an Express-based app hosted using the Web Apps feature of Microsoft’s Azure App Service.

Microsoft Azure

How to Build Your First Discord Bot with Node.js — Michiel Mulders shows you how to install and set up a new Discord bot, which is made easier thanks to the API offered by the Discord.js package.

Michiel Mulders

The Basics of Unit Testing Node Apps using Mocha, Chai, and Sinon — How to use Mocha for testing, Chai for assertions and Sinon for mocks, spies, and stubs.

Godwin Ekuma

🛠 Code and Tools

Simplur: Simple, Versatile String Pluralization — Uses ES6 template tags so you can provide quantities and singular/pluralized versions of words and terms yourself.

Robert Kieffer

Sharp: High Performance Image Processing from Node — Boasts that it’s ‘the fastest module to resize JPEG, PNG, WebP and TIFF images’. Uses libvips behind the scenes.

Lovell Fuller

Speed Up Frontend Development with FaunaDB's Auth and Native GraphQL

FaunaDB sponsor

Limitrr: Rate Limiting and Response Delaying using Redis — Includes middleware functions for Express.

Edward Jibson

Mark Text: A Cross-Platform Markdown Editor App — Built with Electron and Vue.

Jocs

Nest 6.9: A Mature Framework for Building Scalable Server-Side Apps On Top of TypeScript

Kamil Myśliwiec


          

Couple housekeeper ready for new challenge

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We Would like to present us: We are a happy couple, with two children, 6 and 8 years old, I am (Francesco) Italian 41 years old and she (Yulia) Ukraine 32 years old, we are looking for a live-in job as guardians, gardeners, or handymen housekeeper. We Love animals, We have several school degrees, but we have a sense of duty and a very good predisposition for work. Francesco studied Medicine and Yulia studied paramedic and assistant medical, medical massage, I (Francesco) currently work in Ecology sector (I change my life in 2013, because i would like to have different quality of life. I'm really happy to my choice)and I founded recently my own company in London, Yulia care for disabled children in a company in Ukraine for over 13 years. We are looking for a family that wants to have responsible people who will keep their home tidy and clean, who carry out activities of cooking and gardening, I (Francesco)have experience with swimming pool, and I can drive farm tractor, I know how to care for olive three and to make extra virgin olive oil, with high competence and quality. I had a charming B&B in Umbria, of high level, but unfortunately, after the earthquake, I had to change activities. I know well all the dictates of the management of the hight level of the guest house. We also look out of UK country or in EU, we would like to live in a rural areas nearby to the city in a quiet place and with a quiet life. We need a separate modest home or 2 room for us. We have both a driver license. Francesco can drive Truck with "C" driver card, he has 24 years experience and no one accident. Yulia is a caring woman, perfect housewife, and great worker. She like children and she's attitude is to be able to solve problems. She have a great sense of humor and she is able to have patience in every situation. Willing to move immediately after first contact and mutual acquaintance. Our role can be of 30/40 hours per week, our children will not be a problem because they will have to attend schools every day and they are well-behaved children. We speak sufficiently well, English, French, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, The Italian language and Ukrainian are our mothers languages. Francesco is an excellent cooker, a connoisseur of wine and food. If you are looking for qualified people, please contact us. We are ready to get to know each other and evaluate together a perfect collaboration. we do not have problems with a justice both. We are waiting for your kind response. Cordially Francesco and Yulia please contact by mail or WhatsApp. CV complete ready.
          

Cardiovascular risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa: a review

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Cardiovascular risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa: a review

 

Manuel Monti1, Maria Pia Ruggieri2, Giovanni Maria Vincentelli3, Fernando Capuano4, Francesco Rocco Pugliese5

 

1 Emergency Department - AUSL UMBRIA1 Assisi (Perugia) Via V. Muller 1, Assisi (Perugia), Italy
2 Emergency Department - San Giovanni Hospital Rome
3 Emergency Department - Fatebenefratelli Hospital - Isola Tiberina Via Fatebenefratelli 1 Roma
4 Antel National President Rome
5 Head of Emergency Department - Pertini Hospital Rome

 

 

Abstract

Background: Ischemic heart disease is increasing dramatically in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), owing toincreasing prevalence of risk factors, and to some characteristics of the African people that make the African population subject to the effects of major cardiovascular risk factors. The pace and direction of economic development, rates of urbanization, the changes in life expectancy, associated with different pathophysiological factors are causing an increased rate of atherosclerotic disease in these countries.

Results: In the next twenty years, the prevalence of ischemic heart disease in SSA will increase, due to increasedrisk factors,especially hypertension, diabetes, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco use and the dyslipidemia, mainly due to an increase in urbanization. Moreover, thanks to new knowledge, it has been pointed out the difference of individual risk factors in the African population and other populations due to genetic differences. It is estimated that age-standardized approach for ischemic heart disease mortality rates will rise by 27% in African men and 25% in women by 2015 and by 70 and 74%, respectively by 2030.

Conclusion: More research is neededin Africa to provide evidence for cardiovascular prevention and treatment to mitigate the oncoming epidemic. Healthinterventions are needed for prevent or reduce the morbidity / mortality need to be addressed in both children and adults, including modifiedscore of the risk stratification, starting early therapy and aggressive, if necessary.

 

 

 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disabling growing epidemic that causes premature death and decreased quality of life. Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which include coronary heart disease (CHD), strokes, rheumatic heart disease (RHD), cardiomyopathy, and other heart diseases, represent the leading cause of death (1).Recent population studies demonstrate an increasing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (2). Despite evidence to suggest that CVD-related mortality rates are increasing in the region,  it is only now being recognized  as an important public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa, with coronary artery disease shown to rise in incidence in sub-Saharan Africa(3-4) . Cardiovascular diseases are the main non-communicable conditions in SSA and now 9.2% of total deaths in the African region are caused by CVD (5) , being the leading cause of death in the population over 45 years of age (6) .Cardiovascular diseases account for 7-10% of all adult medical admissions to hospitals in Africa, with heart failure contributing to 3-7% (7) .When studies on urban and rural populations were analyzed, the prevalence of CVD  was found to be higher in the urban than the rural population (8-9).

Behavioural risk factors

 The important contributors to this transition are the so-called “globalization” of dietary  habits and urbanization. Urbanization is the prime driver for nutrition transition and emergence of obesity, themetabolic syndrome and other NCDs in developing countries, especially SSA. The current average annual growth of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa is 4.5%. Over the period 1980-2050, the urban population of Africa, as a whole, is expected to increase from 134 million to 1.264.000 million (10). The rural-to-urban migration in many of the developing countries exposes migrants to urbanized diets and lifestyle. Dietary changes associated with urbanization are related to the fact that rural dwellers tend to be more self-reliant in obtaining food and also tend to eat traditional diets that are high in grains, fruit and vegetables, and low in fat. Once they arrive in urban areas, these same people tend to rely more on external forces for sustenance, resulting in a shift from production of their own food to the purchase of processed foods (11).Major dietary changes include a large increase in the consumption of fats, particularly animal fat and added sugar and decrease in cereal and roughageintake (12).  This involves major changes of the main cardiovascular risk factors between the two areas(13) (tab.1). There was evidence of a significant increase in edible oil, indicating a major change in diet; dietary changes include a large increase in the consumption of fats, particularly animal fat and added sugar, associated to the decrease in cereal and fiber intake(14) (Fig.1). In fact, recent global figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that the prevalence of obesity is not just affecting the developed countries, but is also increasing in the developing countries, where over 115 million people suffer from obesity-related problems (15) .

Psychosocial factors

Psychosocial factors increase the number of risk factors. Some studies have shown that the number of countries registering , in recent years, a rise in the number of households owning televisions and computers is directlyproportionate to the reduction in physical activities, contributing arise in obesity in children (16-17). Alcohol and tobacco smoking are risk factors towards heart failure, ischemic stroke, heart disease, and acute myocardial infarction (18). Many studies show how alcohol and tobacco use are related to poverty and low socio-economic positions. Rural areas inhabitants are highly affected by such habits, especially compared to the other risk factors, which are  more common in urban areas(19-20) Smoking tendency is increasing among men and women in SSA, mainly in the age group between 30 and 49, with particular reference in women, increasing together with ageing (21). Furthermore, in many developing countries, psychosocial attitude toward obesity is not seen a negative factor (22-23). Mvo et al. and Puoane et al. reported that even if a large percentage of African women were overweight and obese, only a few perceived themselves so (24-25). Gambian populations were reported to be more obesity tolerant (acceptance of obese body size as normal) than African-Americans, and much more tolerant than white Americans (26) .Moreover, the double burden of under and over-nutrition presents a potentially grave situation, which should deserve more attention from both health and economic agencies engaged in development. While they continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are experiencing a rapid upsurge in disease risk factors, such as obesity and overweight, especially in urban settings. It is not uncommon to find under-nutrition and obesity existing side-by-side within the same country, the same community and the same household. Children in low and middle-income countries are more vulnerable to inadequate pre-natal, infant and young child nutrition. Simultaneously, they are exposed to high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt, energy-dense, micronutrient-poor foods, which is usually lower in cost but also lower in nutrient quality. These dietary patterns, in conjunction with lower levels of physical activity, result in sharp increases in childhood obesity, while undernutrition issues remain unsolved(27). Recently, the rise of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors were also seen in rural areas of some countries of the developing world. It has to be pointed out that many so-called rural areas are no longer genuinely rural: people are becoming more urbanized even in areas far from cities. This phenomenon, to some extent, is linked to the so-called "Remittance economy”. Migrant workers remittance led to a relative wealth, even in rural areas influencing some lifestyles (28).Such epidemiological transition is due, in part, to an improved longevity starting from the 1950s, so that more people are exposed to these risk factors, for long enough periods, to cause CAD. Globally considering risk factors, it has to be highlighted how the risk-factor burden experienced by blacks differs from that of whites. A recent study conducted in Ghana shows low median levels of cardiovascular risk factors and the prevalences of obesity, hypertension, dysglycaemia or diabetes, and dyslipidaemia were low too. The preponderance of moderately elevated levels of CRP was also low.However, the evidence has shown that younger patients (<55 years) were prone to a higher risk of atherosclerotic disease, which decreased ageing (29). Such difference, could be partially explained by the difficult collection of data about the actual incidence of risk factors among African population, which may lie in the complexity of conducting proper surveys in many countries, in order to perform an accurate risk stratification. In addition, women do not smoke or drink publicly, but it can assume that the women exhibit these behaviours privately in smaller proportions (30). Moreover there are some pathophysiological peculiarities in the African population, boosting an increased susceptibility to traditional cardiovascular risk factors.

Arterial hypertension

The prevalence of hypertension among urban dwellers in SSA appears to be particularly high, ranging from 8–25 per cent. At the dawn of the twentieth century, high blood pressure was virtually nonexistent among indigenous Kenyans and Ugandans. Starting from 1975, high blood pressure became established in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda (31-32). In December 2006, among the adults living in Addis Abeba, the prevalence of hypertension was 50.9% between males and 47.1% among females (33). In  Cameroon the prevalence of hypertension among people aged 15-99 years in 2004 was 20.8%, a common issue especially among men (34). In Sub-Saharan Africa, age-adjusted hypertension prevalence and age-specific rates of death from stroke are higher among urban blacks than equivalent white populations (35). Yameogo et al showed resistant hypertension is common in black Africans, most affected subjects are people over 60 years old, with limited economic income and living in rural areas (36). Numerous studies have found that such population has an excess prevalence of salt sensitivity, hypervolemia, and low plasma renin activity (37-38).

Diabetes mellitus

In 2010, an estimated 12.1 million people with diabetes mellitus (4.2% of the global estimate of 285 million) were living in sub-Saharan Africa (39). The following year, diabetes prevalence rose to 14.7 million (4.02% of the global 366 million). By year 2030, a 90% projected increase in diabetes prevalence throughout SSA, skyrocketing the number of Africans with diabetes to 28 million. (39) The incidence of diabetes mellitus in IHD remains uncertain because many studies show that, among African population, the main complication of diabetes is the micro-angiopathies compared to Western countries, where the macrovascular complication is the most important (40-41). One common pathogenic mechanism for microvascular disease, is rooted in the chemical by-products of reactions between sugars and proteins occurring over the course of days to weeks, producing irreversible protein cross-linked derivatives AGE (42). The increase in AGE produces growth inhibition and apoptosis of retinal pericytes, also inducing an overproduction of endothelial growth factors and neovascularization, and chronic inflammation too (43-44). Such actions lead to an increased microthrombosis, capillary blockage, retinal ischemia and the activation of endothelial cells, responsible of important shortcomings involving mesangial cells and stimulating glomerular fibrosis (45-46). It has been suggested that, among black population, microvascular damage is due to a different genetic predisposition that stimulates the accumulation of AGEs with all the after-effects (45-46). The strong association between diabetes mellitus and hypertension among the African population, compared to the white population, worsens dramatically microvascular damage (47-48).

Visceral Fat

The phenotype of obesity, found among several ethnic groups in developing countries, appears to be different than among the Caucasian population. Several studies reported a correlation between  visceral fat (VF) and insulin-resistance, rise of triglycerides, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Moreover, VF  is correlated to all the conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors and with sedentary life-styles. VF might exhibit a proinflammatory adipokine profile, playing a pivotal role in coronary atherogenesis. The expansion of adipocytes with triglyceride is thought to be trigger the increased expression and production of inflammatory cytokines - such as TNF-α, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), IL-1β, −6, and −8, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1)  and decreased expression and production of leptin and vasoprotective adiponectin. Furthermore, VF might exhibit a proinflammatory adipokine profile (49-50) (Fig.2). During the International Day for evaluation of abdominal obesity, a study, related to the waist circumference data, involving 63 countries, showed highest prevalence of visceral fat in SSA and South Asians, compared with North Europeans and other Asian ethnic groups (51). In fact, it was shown that a parity of average value of waist circumference and BMI in SSA, especially Nigeria and Cameroon, visceral adiposity is significantly higher than other populations (52). High percentage of body fat with low BMI value could be partly explained by body build (trunk to leg length ratio and slender body frame), muscularity, adaptation to chronic calorie deprivation, and ethnicity (53). Some studies also shown how the populations of SSA have an accumulation of visceral fat in other tissues where usually are not deposited (ectopic fat): this feature has the potential to affect insulin sensitivity (54) . A number of studies highlighted how African populations have a lower amount of epicardial fat than the white population: such matter is of considerable interest, as the epicardial fat is now considered an important emerging independent cardio - vascular risk factor (55) (Fig.3).

The markers of body fat distribution, including waist-hip ratio, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat diner a heritable component, support the thesis of unique genetic variants associated with ectopic fat depots(56-57-58). Fox et al identified a single nucleotide polymorphisms(SNP) near the TRIB2 locus, which is associated with pericardial fat but not with body mass index or visceral abdominal fat (59). This is the reason why we must carry out studies in order to highlight, among the African population, the genetic variants responsible for the increase in visceral fat but not in epicardial ectopic. This would allow the identification of subgroups among the population, with BMI and amount of visceral fat compiling the standard, who are at greater risk of atherosclerotic disease (60). Other factors, such as genotype, could make the African population very susceptible to visceral fat. Among others genetics, a pivotal role is fulfilled by LOX-1, a type-II membrane protein belonging to the C-type lectin family. The LOX-1 has a crucial part in amplifying local inflammatory responses during atherosclerotic development (61) (Tab.2). The study performed by Predazzi showed a higher frequencies of two polymorphisms associated with the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), among the South-Saharan rural populations (61)   Furthermore, it must be considered the identification of other  deleterious alleles lying on CVD associated genes (GJA4, SERPINE1 and MMP3), which have a higher frequencies in African population in respect to Europeans. (62)

Communicable Diseases

Several studies reported associations between the exposure to various infectious agents and the prevalent coronary disease(63-64-65). In 1891, Huchard was the first to suggest the involvement of infectious agents in the process of atherosclerosis. Subsequently, several reports shown a relationship between the development of atherosclerosis and the presence of infectious diseases (66-67).  Several types of microbes are now also being implicated as possible causative agents in acquired CVD, and a few bacterial agents have been a research topic for several years. Organisms such as the spirochetes Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) or the Treponema pallidum (syphilis), and flagellated bacteria such as the streptococci, have well-recognized atherosclerotic potential. Interest in the role of infection in atherosclerosis was renewed with the observation that patients with coronary artery disease were more likely than matched controls to have an elevated antibody titer to Chlamydia pneumonia (68-69). Multiple complex processes are involved in the development of CVD. The increased incidence of infectious diseases has highlighted the expression of proinflammatory immune system to survive up to older ages. Although the increase of the protein Cwas not related to an increase of atherosclerotic disease, other acute-phase reactants, including fibrinogen and serum amyloid A, appear to be associated with vascular risk.This selection of a proinflammatory status is confirmed by the higher levels of the proinflammatory cytokine, including the interleukin-6 (IL6) (70). The macrophage is a critical component in the pathway to atherosclerotic inflammation. During an infectious process causes the activation of macrophages, including the  secretion of numerous factors (AGF; TGF; 1,2,4 FGF;VEGF). These substances stimulate the appearance of endothelial cells and are responsible for the creation of a systemic hypercoagulable state (71-72). In addition, mitogenic factors are released through an NF-Kβrelated mechanism, leading to smooth muscle cell proliferation and however there is an increase of monocytes through transendothelial migration at the level of the coronary (73-74). This  means that the activated macrophages stimulate bothlocal lipid accumulation and the instability that presages plaque rupture (75-76-77).

Coronary Heart Disease

IHD remains relatively uncommon in SSA despite an increasing prevalence of risk factors but its incidence is rising. A study of the 1954 have evidenced by 3,500 postmortem studies in Ghana in which only three cases of CHD were found (78). In Uganda, the National Heart Institute at Mulago alone, currently receives at least 100 patients every day with 5-8 being new cases (a total of about 36,500 patients per year with 1,825-2,920 being new cases). In 2011,heart cases increased by 20% bringing the number to 12,000 with  256 new cases registered in January alone (79). The WHO estimated that in 2005, IHD caused approximately 261 000 deaths in the African region, and current projections suggest that this number will nearly 600.000 by 2030. It is estimated that age-standardized mortality rates for IHD will rise by 27% in African men and 25% in women by 2015, and by 70 and 74%, respectively by 2030 (80) (Fig.4). The increase in IHD in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1980s is presumably because of the increasing prevalence among African populations of the classical risk factors for CAD, include hypertension, smoking, diabetes, abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia. In addition, as a result of developments in combating communicable diseases and a decrease in childhood mortality, life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa has risen since the 1950 and  the number of individuals aged over 60 years is predicted to increase from 39 to 80 million by 2025 in SSA. This meaning that more people are exposed to these risk factors for long enough periods to cause CAD (81-82).

Conclusion

This review attempts to assess the prevalence, levels of risk and major risk factors for developing  cardiovascular disease in SSA.This article answered specific research questions and hypotheses on issues relating to sedentary lifestyles, nutritional behaviours, knowledge on CVDs risk factors, and especially some of the key knowledge on the genetic differences between the African population and other populations. Among the socio-economic and behavioral risk profile study variables, the review documented a high prevalence of active smoking, high consumption of edible oil and fat, an increase in physical inactivity and current active alcohol usage. The economic and social important consequences of the CVD Epidemics in the SSA will be devastating. Important gene - environment can play a crucial role in the increased risk of the IHD of the African population. The detection and management of hypertension and diabetes are still unsatisfactory in inner city areas and show variations by ethnic origin. A priority should be the development of scores for the population of Africa, also using the emerging risk factors such as Calcium Score and visceral fat and considering genetic differences. Increasing burden of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, T2DM, and CVD in SSA has created an urgent need to strategize mass health policies and intervention programs to tackle nutrition and continuing efforts to manage undernutrition. There are two major approaches to prevention: public health / community-based and clinic-based strategies with a targeted approach to high-risk patients and combinations of these. There are concerns that in comparison with communicable diseases, cardiovascular and relatively chronic diseases have a low priority in the global health agenda and that requires this additional emphasis. Finally, we must consider, in the light of the differences between races, strategies for the control of CHD and stroke cushion adopted in European countries directed mostly to white rural populations may be inappropriate for the African population. In conclusion, evaluations must be performed carefully for correct risk stratification, the timing of initiation of treatment and the goals of the therapeutic treatment to be achieved in the African population. In addition, further evaluations should be done to perform a correct public health / community-based strategies targeted at risk factors, including decrease in taxes and prices of fruits and vegetables, more playgrounds, parks, walking and bicycle tracks, provide information to parents about nutrition (particularlymothers), the change of food policy through country-specific guidelines for healthy nutrition for adults and children.

 

 

Tables

 

Tab. 1 The main risk factorsof urban and ruralarea

 

Urban

Rural

BMI (kg/m2)

25.8 ± 6.9

19.3 ± 3.2 *

Waist (cm)

85.2 ± 9.9

67.8 ± 9.9 *

Waist-hip ratio

0.88 ± 0.09

0.81 ± 0.08 *

Triceps skinfold (mm)

17.3 ± 6.8

9.8 ± 5.4 *

% overweight

(BMI > 25)

53.4

5.8 *

p <0,001, ageand gender adjusted                                 

 

Tab.2 Cellular effects of ligand-LOX-1

Cellular effects of ligand-LOX-1 interaction on atherogenesis

Endothelial cells Alteration of vascular tone

Increased intracellular oxidative stress

 Induction of apoptosis

Induction of proliferation and angiogenesis by increasing VEGF expression

Increased expression of adhesion molecules (VCAM-1 , ICAM-1 , Selectins)

Increased expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1

Induction of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1

Reduction of endothelial nitric oxide synthase

Release of matrix metalloproteinases

Smooth muscle cells Induction of apoptosis

Monocytes Induction of monocyte adhesion and activation

Increased oxLDL uptake and foam cell formation

VEGF Vascular endothelial growth factor; VCAM1 Vascular cell adhesion molecule1; ICAM1 Intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1.

 

 

Figures

Fig.1 Date of  consumption of fats (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

 

Fig.2 Main mechanisms ofcardiovascular damage caused by visceral fat

 

Fig.3 Epicardial fat around the myocardial tissue

 

Fig.4 Projection of death from IHD in men and women in the WHO African regions for the year 2005,2015 and 2030 (WHO,2008)

 

 

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前言

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网站地址:https://laraweb.net/ 这是一个日本的网站,我觉得挺适合新手的,内容用浏览器翻译过来就ok了,毕竟日文直翻过来很好理解的

关于服务容器

  手册上是这样介绍的:Laravel 服务容器是用于管理类的依赖和执行依赖注入的工具。依赖注入这个花俏名词实质上是指:类的依赖项通过构造函数,或者某些情况下通过「setter」方法「注入」到类中。。。。。。(真的看不懂啥意思)
  服务容器是用于管理类(服务)的实例化的机制。直接看看服务容器怎么用

  1.在服务容器中注册类(bind)


$this->app->bind('sender','MailSender');
//$this->app成为服务容器。
 2.从服务容器生成类(make)



$sender = $this->app->make('sender');
//从服务容器($this->app)创建一个sender类。
在这种情况下,将返回MailSender的实例。

  这是服务容器最简单的使用,下面是对服务容器的详细介绍

laravel容器基本认识

  一开始,index.php 文件加载 Composer 生成定义的自动加载器,然后从 bootstrap/app.php 脚本中检索 Laravel 应用程序的实例。Laravel 本身采取的第一个动作是创建一个 application/ service container 的实例。


$app = new Illuminate\Foundation\Application(
  dirname(__DIR__)
);



 这个文件在每一次请求到达laravel框架都会执行,所创建的$app即是laravel框架的应用程序实例,它在整个请求生命周期都是唯一的。laravel提供了很多服务,包括认证,数据库,缓存,消息队列等等,$app作为一个容器管理工具,负责几乎所有服务组件的实例化以及实例的生命周期管理。当需要一个服务类来完成某个功能的时候,仅需要通过容器解析出该类型的一个实例即可。从最终的使用方式来看,laravel容器对服务实例的管理主要包括以下几个方面:

服务的绑定与解析
服务提供者的管理
别名的作用
依赖注入



先了解如何在代码中获取到容器实例,再学习上面四个关键

如何在代码中获取到容器实例

第一种是

$app = app();
//app这个辅助函数定义在\vendor\laravel\framework\src\Illuminate\Foundation\helper.php

里面,,这个文件定义了很多help函数,并且会通过composer自动加载到项目中。

所以,在参与http请求处理的任何代码位置都能够访问其中的函数,比如app()。

第二种是

Route::get('/', function () {
  dd(App::basePath());
  return '';
});
//这个其实是用到Facade,中文直译貌似叫门面,在config/app.php中,



有一节数组aliases专门用来配置一些类型的别名,第一个就是'App' => Illuminate\Support\Facades\App::class,

具体的Google一下laravel有关门面的具体实现方式

第三种是

  在服务提供者里面直接使用$this->app。服务提供者后面还会介绍,现在只是引入。因为服务提供者类都是由laravel容器实例化的,这些类都继承自Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider,它定义了一个实例属性$app:

abstract class ServiceProvider
{
  protected $app;

 laravel在实例化服务提供者的时候,会把laravel容器实例注入到这个$app上面。所以我们在服务提供者里面,始终能通过$this->$app访问到laravel容器实例,而不需要再使用app()函数或者App Facade了。

如何理解服务绑定与解析

  浅义层面理解,容器既然用来存储对象,那么就要有一个对象存入跟对象取出的过程。这个对象存入跟对象取出的过程在laravel里面称为服务的绑定与解析。

app()->bind('service', 'this is service1');
app()->bind('service2', [
  'hi' => function(){
    //say hi
  }
]);
class Service {
}
app()->bind('service3', function(){
  return new Service();
});


 还有一个单例绑定singleton,是bind的一种特殊情况(第三个参数为true),绑定到容器的对象只会被解析一次,之后的调用都返回相同的实例


public function singleton($abstract, $concrete = null)
{
$this->bind($abstract, $concrete, true);
}

 在绑定的时候,我们可以直接绑定已经初始化好的数据(基本类型、数组、对象实例),还可以用匿名函数来绑定。用匿名函数的好处在于,这个服务绑定到容器以后,并不会立即产生服务最终的对象,只有在这个服务解析的时候,匿名函数才会执行,此时才会产生这个服务对应的服务实例。

  实际上,当我们使用singleton,bind方法以及数组形式,(这三个方法是后面要介绍的绑定的方法),进行服务绑定的时候,如果绑定的服务形式,不是一个匿名函数,也会在laravel内部用一个匿名函数包装起来,这样的话, 不轮绑定什么内容,都能做到前面介绍的懒初始化的功能,这对于容器的性能是有好处的。这个可以从bind的源码中看到一些细节:

if (! $concrete instanceof Closure) {
  $concrete = $this->getClosure($abstract, $concrete);
}
看看bind的底层代码



public function bind($abstract, $concrete = null, $shared = false)

 第一个参数服务绑定名称,第二个参数服务绑定的结果(也就是闭包,得到实例),第三个参数就表示这个服务是否在多次解析的时候,始终返回第一次解析出的实例(也就是单例绑定singleton)。

  服务绑定还可以通过数组的方式:

app()['service'] = function(){
  return new Service();
};

绑定大概就这些,接下来看解析,也就是取出来用

$service= app()->make('service');

 这个方法接收两个参数,第一个是服务的绑定名称和服务绑定名称的别名,如果是别名,那么就会根据服务绑定名称的别名配置,找到最终的服务绑定名称,然后进行解析;第二个参数是一个数组,最终会传递给服务绑定产生的闭包。

看源码:

/**
 * Resolve the given type from the container.
 *
 * @param string $abstract
 * @param array $parameters
 * @return mixed
 */
public function make($abstract, array $parameters = [])
{
  return $this->resolve($abstract, $parameters);
}
/**
 * Resolve the given type from the container.
 *
 * @param string $abstract
 * @param array $parameters
 * @return mixed
 */
protected function resolve($abstract, $parameters = [])
{
  $abstract = $this->getAlias($abstract);
  $needsContextualBuild = ! empty($parameters) || ! is_null(
    $this->getContextualConcrete($abstract)
  );
  // If an instance of the type is currently being managed as a singleton we'll
  // just return an existing instance instead of instantiating new instances
  // so the developer can keep using the same objects instance every time.
  if (isset($this->instances[$abstract]) && ! $needsContextualBuild) {
    return $this->instances[$abstract];
  }
  $this->with[] = $parameters;
  $concrete = $this->getConcrete($abstract);
  // We're ready to instantiate an instance of the concrete type registered for
  // the binding. This will instantiate the types, as well as resolve any of
  // its "nested" dependencies recursively until all have gotten resolved.
  if ($this->isBuildable($concrete, $abstract)) {
    $object = $this->build($concrete);
  } else {
    $object = $this->make($concrete);
  }
  // If we defined any extenders for this type, we'll need to spin through them
  // and apply them to the object being built. This allows for the extension
  // of services, such as changing configuration or decorating the object.
  foreach ($this->getExtenders($abstract) as $extender) {
    $object = $extender($object, $this);
  }
  // If the requested type is registered as a singleton we'll want to cache off
  // the instances in "memory" so we can return it later without creating an
  // entirely new instance of an object on each subsequent request for it.
  if ($this->isShared($abstract) && ! $needsContextualBuild) {
    $this->instances[$abstract] = $object;
  }
  $this->fireResolvingCallbacks($abstract, $object);
  // Before returning, we will also set the resolved flag to "true" and pop off
  // the parameter overrides for this build. After those two things are done
  // we will be ready to return back the fully constructed class instance.
  $this->resolved[$abstract] = true;
  array_pop($this->with);
  return $object;
}

第一步:

$needsContextualBuild = ! empty($parameters) || ! is_null(
  $this->getContextualConcrete($abstract)
);

该方法主要是区分,解析的对象是否有参数,如果有参数,还需要对参数做进一步的分析,因为传入的参数,也可能是依赖注入的,所以还需要对传入的参数进行解析;这个后面再分析。

第二步:

if (isset($this->instances[$abstract]) && ! $needsContextualBuild) {
  return $this->instances[$abstract];
}

 如果是绑定的单例,并且不需要上面的参数依赖。我们就可以直接返回 $this->instances[$abstract]。

第三步:

$concrete = $this->getConcrete($abstract);
...
/**
 * Get the concrete type for a given abstract.
 *
 * @param string $abstract
 * @return mixed  $concrete
 */
protected function getConcrete($abstract)
{
  if (! is_null($concrete = $this->getContextualConcrete($abstract))) {
    return $concrete;
  }
  // If we don't have a registered resolver or concrete for the type, we'll just
  // assume each type is a concrete name and will attempt to resolve it as is
  // since the container should be able to resolve concretes automatically.
  if (isset($this->bindings[$abstract])) {
    return $this->bindings[$abstract]['concrete'];
  }
  return $abstract;
}

  这一步主要是先从绑定的上下文找,是不是可以找到绑定类;如果没有,则再从 $bindings[] 中找关联的实现类;最后还没有找到的话,就直接返回 $abstract 本身。

// We're ready to instantiate an instance of the concrete type registered for
// the binding. This will instantiate the types, as well as resolve any of
// its "nested" dependencies recursively until all have gotten resolved.
if ($this->isBuildable($concrete, $abstract)) {
  $object = $this->build($concrete);
} else {
  $object = $this->make($concrete);
}
...
/**
 * Determine if the given concrete is buildable.
 *
 * @param mixed  $concrete
 * @param string $abstract
 * @return bool
 */
protected function isBuildable($concrete, $abstract)
{
  return $concrete === $abstract || $concrete instanceof Closure;
}

  如果之前找到的 $concrete 返回的是 $abstract 值,或者 $concrete 是个闭包,则执行 $this->build($concrete),否则,表示存在嵌套依赖的情况,则采用递归的方法执行 $this->make($concrete),直到所有的都解析完为止。
$this->build($concrete)
 
 
/**
 * Instantiate a concrete instance of the given type.
 *
 * @param string $concrete
 * @return mixed
 *
 * @throws \Illuminate\Contracts\Container\BindingResolutionException
 */
public function build($concrete)
{
  // If the concrete type is actually a Closure, we will just execute it and
  // hand back the results of the functions, which allows functions to be
  // used as resolvers for more fine-tuned resolution of these objects.
  // 如果传入的是闭包,则直接执行闭包函数,返回结果
  if ($concrete instanceof Closure) {
    return $concrete($this, $this->getLastParameterOverride());
  }
  // 利用反射机制,解析该类。
  $reflector = new ReflectionClass($concrete);
  // If the type is not instantiable, the developer is attempting to resolve
  // an abstract type such as an Interface of Abstract Class and there is
  // no binding registered for the abstractions so we need to bail out.
  if (! $reflector->isInstantiable()) {
    return $this->notInstantiable($concrete);
  }
  $this->buildStack[] = $concrete;
  // 获取构造函数
  $constructor = $reflector->getConstructor();
  // If there are no constructors, that means there are no dependencies then
  // we can just resolve the instances of the objects right away, without
  // resolving any other types or dependencies out of these containers.
  // 如果没有构造函数,则表明没有传入参数,也就意味着不需要做对应的上下文依赖解析。
  if (is_null($constructor)) {
    // 将 build 过程的内容 pop,然后直接构造对象输出。
    array_pop($this->buildStack);
    return new $concrete;
  }
  // 获取构造函数的参数
  $dependencies = $constructor->getParameters();
  // Once we have all the constructor's parameters we can create each of the
  // dependency instances and then use the reflection instances to make a
  // new instance of this class, injecting the created dependencies in.
  // 解析出所有上下文依赖对象,带入函数,构造对象输出
  $instances = $this->resolveDependencies(
    $dependencies
  );
  array_pop($this->buildStack);
  return $reflector->newInstanceArgs($instances);
}


          

PHP用swoole+websocket和redis实现web一对一聊天

 Cache   

Redis 实现每个连接websocket的服务都唯一绑定一个用户。通过 用户账号 = websocket fd 存到redis中。

Mysql 实现离线消息池。如果一个用户不在线,则其他用户发送给他的消息暂时存储在mysql。待该用户上线时,再从离线消息池取出发送。

具体参考代码和相应注释:


<?php
$server = new swoole_websocket_server("0.0.0.0", 9052);
$redis = new Redis();
$redis->connect('127.0.0.1', 6379);
$db = new mysqli('127.0.0.1', 'test', 'test', 'thinkphp5');
 
$server->on('open', function (swoole_websocket_server $server, $request) {
 echo "server: handshake success with fd{$request->fd}\n";//$request->fd 是客户端id
});
 
$server->on('message', function (swoole_websocket_server $server, $frame) {
 $data = json_decode($frame->data,true); 
 if($data['flag'] == 'init'){
  //用户刚连接的时候初始化,每个用户登录时记录该用户对应的fd
  $GLOBALS['redis']->set($data['from'], $frame->fd);
  //处理发给该用户的离线消息
  $sql = "SELECT `from`,content FROM thinkphp5.app_offline WHERE `to`='{$data['from']}' AND `from`='{$data['to']}' AND `status`='0' ORDER BY addtime ASC;";
  if ($result = $GLOBALS['db']->query($sql)) {
   $re = array();
   while ($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
    array_push($re, $row);
   }
   $result->free();
   foreach($re as $content){
    $content = json_encode($content);
    $server->push($frame->fd , $content);
   }
   //设置消息池中的消息为已发送
   $sql = "UPDATE thinkphp5.app_offline SET `status`=1 WHERE `to`='{$data['from']}' AND `from`='{$data['to']}';";
   $GLOBALS['db']->query($sql);
  }
 }else if($data['flag'] == 'msg'){
  //非初始化的信息发送,一对一聊天,根据每个用户对应的fd发给特定用户
  $tofd = $GLOBALS['redis']->get($data['to']); //消息要发给谁
  $fds = []; //所有在线的用户(打开聊天窗口的用户)
  foreach($server->connections as $fd){
   array_push($fds, $fd);
  }
  if(in_array($tofd,$fds)){
   $tmp['from'] = $data['from']; //消息来自于谁
   $tmp['content'] = $data['content']; //消息内容
   $re = json_encode($tmp);
   $server->push($tofd , $re);
  }else{
   //该玩家不在线(不在聊天室内),将信息发送到离线消息池
   $time = time();
   $sql = "INSERT INTO thinkphp5.app_offline (`to`,`from`,`content`,`status`,`addtime`) VALUES ('{$data['to']}','{$data['from']}','{$data['content']}','0','{$time}');";
   $GLOBALS['db']->query($sql);
  }
 }else if($data['flag'] == 'group'){
  //todo 群聊
   
 }else if($data['flag'] == 'all'){
  //全站广播
  foreach($server->connections as $fd){
   $server->push($fd , $data);
  }
 } 
});
 
$server->on('close', function ($ser, $fd) {
 echo "client {$fd} closed\n";
});
 
$server->start();


客户端代码:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <title>XST-app</title>
 <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
 <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
 <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=0.0, user-scalable=no, minimum-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0" />
 <meta name="keywords" content="test" />
 <meta name="description" content="test" />
 <meta name="author" content="XST-APP" />
 <meta content="yes" name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" />
 <meta content="black" name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" />
 <meta content="telephone=no" name="format-detection" />
  <style type="text/css">
 body{background:url(/static/images/yuyin_bg.jpg);background-size:100%;}
 @media all and (min-width: 640px) {
  body,html,.wenwen-footer,.speak_window{width:640px!important;margin:0 auto}
  .speak_window,.wenwen-footer{left:50%!important;margin-left:-320px}
 }
 input,button{outline:none;}
 .wenwen-footer{width:100%;position:fixed;bottom:-5px;left:0;background:#fff;padding:3%;border-top:solid 1px #ddd;box-sizing:border-box;}
 .wenwen_btn,.wenwen_help{width:15%;text-align:center;}
 .wenwen_btn img,.wenwen_help img{height:40px;}
 .wenwen_text{height:40px;border-radius:5px;border:solid 1px #636162;box-sizing:border-box;width:66%;text-align:center;overflow:hidden;margin-left:2%;}
 .circle-button{padding:0 5px;}
 .wenwen_text .circle-button{font-size:14px;color:#666;line-height:38px;}
 .write_box{background:#fff;width:100%;height:40px;line-height:40px;}
 .write_box input{height:40px;padding:0 5px;line-height:40px;width:100%;box-sizing:border-box;border:0;}
 .wenwen_help button{width:95%;background:#42929d;color:#fff;border-radius:5px;border:0;height:40px;}
 #wenwen{height:100%;}
 .speak_window{overflow-y:scroll;height:100%;width:100%;position:fixed;top:50px;left:0;}
 .speak_box{margin-bottom:70px;padding:10px;}
 .question,.answer{margin-bottom:1rem;}
 .question{text-align:right;}
 .question>div{display:inline-block;}
 .left{float:left;}
 .right{float:right;}
 .clear{clear:both;}
 .heard_img{height:60px;width:60px;border-radius:5px;overflow:hidden;background:#ddd;}
 .heard_img img{width:100%;height:100%}
 .question_text,.answer_text{box-sizing:border-box;position:relative;display:table-cell;min-height:60px;}
 .question_text{padding-right:20px;}
 .answer_text{padding-left:20px;}
 .question_text p,.answer_text p{border-radius:10px;padding:.5rem;margin:0;font-size:14px;line-height:28px;box-sizing:border-box;vertical-align:middle;display:table-cell;height:30px;word-wrap:break-word;}
 .answer_text p{background:#fff;}
 .question_text p{background:#42929d;color:#fff;text-align:left;}
 .question_text i,.answer_text i{width:0;height:0;border-top:5px solid transparent;border-bottom:5px solid transparent;position:absolute;top:25px;}
 .answer_text i{border-right:10px solid #fff;left:10px;}
 .question_text i{border-left:10px solid #42929d;right:10px;}
 .answer_text p a{color:#42929d;display:inline-block;}
 .write_list{position:absolute;left:0;width:100%;background:#fff;border-top:solid 1px #ddd;padding:5px;line-height:30px;}
  </style>
</head>
 
<body>
<div id="header" class="head">
  <div class="wrap">
    <i class="menu_back"><a href="javascript:history.go(-1);" rel="external nofollow" ></a></i>
    <div class="title">
      <span class="title_d"><p>与 {$tonickname} 的聊天</p></span>
      <div class="clear"></div>
    </div>
    <!--i class="menu_share"></i-->
  </div>
</div>
<input type="hidden" name="myemail" id="myemail" value="{$myemail}" />
<input type="hidden" name="mynickname" id="mynickname" value="{$mynickname}" />
<input type="hidden" name="myavatar" id="myavatar" value="{$myavatar}" />
<input type="hidden" name="toemail" id="toemail" value="{$toemail}" />
<input type="hidden" name="tonickname" id="tonickname" value="{$tonickname}" />
<input type="hidden" name="toavatar" id="toavatar" value="{$toavatar}" />
 
<!-- 对话内容 -->
<div class="speak_window">
 <div class="speak_box">
 
 </div>
</div>
<!-- 内容输入-->
<div class="wenwen-footer">
 <div class="wenwen_btn left"><img src="/static/images/jp_btn.png"></div>
 <div class="wenwen_text left">
  <div class="write_box"><input type="text" class="left" onKeyUp="keyup()" maxlength="100" placeholder="请输入信息(100字以内)..." /></div> 
 </div>
 <div class="wenwen_help right">
   <button onClick="send()" class="right">发送</button>
 </div>
 <div style="opacity:0;" class="clear"></div>
</div>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
 if ("WebSocket" in window){
  var ws = new WebSocket("ws://192.168.0.1:9052");
  ws.onopen = function(){
   console.log("握手成功");
   var myemail = $("#myemail").val();
   var toemail = $("#toemail").val();
   var arr = {"flag":"init","from":myemail,"to":toemail};
   var str = JSON.stringify(arr);
   ws.send(str);
  };
  ws.onmessage = function(e){
   var toemail = $("#toemail").val();
   var toavatar = $("#toavatar").val();
   var obj = JSON.parse(e.data);
   console.log(e.data);
   //但同时与两个人聊天时,可能两个人的消息都会出现在当前窗口,所以此处加个判断,此窗口只接收当前聊天对象的消息,其他则忽略
   if(obj.from === toemail){
    var ans = '<div class="answer"><div class="heard_img left"><img src="'+toavatar+'"></div>';
     ans += '<div class="answer_text"><p>'+obj.content+'</p><i></i>';
     ans += '</div></div>';
     $('.speak_box').append(ans);
     for_bottom();
   }
  };
  ws.onerror = function(){
   console.log("error");
   var str = '<div class="question">';
   str += '<div class="heard_img right"><img src="/static/images/xitong.jpg"></div>';
   str += '<div class="question_text clear"><p>聊天服务器出现异常,暂时无法提供服务。</p><i></i>';
   str += '</div></div>';
   $('.speak_box').append(str);
   $('.write_box input').val('');
   $('.write_box input').focus();
   autoWidth();
   for_bottom();
  };
 
  function send() {
   var content = $('.write_box input').val();
  if(content === ''){
   alert('请输入消息!');
   $('.write_box input').focus();
  }else{
    var toemail = $("#toemail").val();
    var myemail = $("#myemail").val();
    var myavatar = $("#myavatar").val();
    var arr = {"flag":"msg","to":toemail,"from":myemail,"content":content};
    var msg = JSON.stringify(arr);
    console.log(msg);
    ws.send(msg); 
    var str = '<div class="question">';
    str += '<div class="heard_img right"><img src="'+myavatar+'"></div>';
    str += '<div class="question_text clear"><p>'+content+'</p><i></i>';
    str += '</div></div>';
   $('.speak_box').append(str);
   $('.write_box input').val('');
   $('.write_box input').focus();
   autoWidth();
   for_bottom();
   }
   
  }
 }else{
  alert("您的浏览器不支持 WebSocket!");
 }
    
 function for_bottom(){
 var speak_height = $('.speak_box').height();
 $('.speak_box,.speak_window').animate({scrollTop:speak_height},500);
 }
  
 function autoWidth(){
 $('.question_text').css('max-width',$('.question').width()-60);
 }
  
 autoWidth();
  
</script>
 
</body>
</html>


数据表结构:


CREATE TABLE `app_offline` (
 `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
 `from` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL COMMENT '离线发送方',
 `to` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL COMMENT '离线接收方',
 `content` varchar(1000) DEFAULT NULL COMMENT '发送的离线内容',
 `status` tinyint(4) DEFAULT '0' COMMENT '发送状态:0-未发送,1-已发送',
 `addtime` int(11) DEFAULT NULL COMMENT '发送方发送时间',
 PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
) ENGINE=InnoDB AUTO_INCREMENT=2 DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
具体效果:




          

Announcing Heroku Data Services Integrations Using mutual TLS and PrivateLink

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Today, we’re thrilled to announce four new trusted data integrations that allow data to flow seamlessly and securely between Heroku and external resources in public clouds and private data centers:

  • Heroku Postgres via mutual TLS
  • Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink
  • Apache Kafka on Heroku via PrivateLink
  • Heroku Redis via PrivateLink

These integrations expand Heroku's security and trust boundary to cover the connections to external resources and the data that passes through them. They enable true multi-cloud app and data architectures and keep developers focused on delivering value versus managing infrastructure. Data is the driving force in modern app development, and these integrations further enhance its value on Heroku by exposing new options for enrichment, analysis, learning, archiving, and more.

Personalized Apps and Experiences with Sensitive and Regulated Data

Customers are increasingly working with sensitive and regulated data on Heroku and other public clouds or in private data centers. Looking across their use cases, workflows, and challenges, we see two requests emerge:

  • Developers want more agility and flexibility.
  • Enterprises want ironclad safety and security.

The use of sensitive and regulated data enables more personalized apps and unique experiences. Working with sensitive and regulated data also introduces greater legal complexities, especially when data crosses cloud boundaries. Heroku’s trusted and compliant data services minimize this risk, so organizations can stay focused on innovating with their data.

First, Heroku Shield provides a set of Heroku platform services that offer additional security features needed for building and running sensitive and regulated data applications. Next, Shield versions of Heroku Postgres, Heroku Redis, and Apache Kafka on Heroku are dedicated, network-isolated data services with strict security rules and compliance standards. And now, our new family of trusted data integrations allows Heroku managed data services to connect to and exchange data with other public clouds or private data centers.

A visual showing the relationships between different Heroku products and external resources

All new trusted data integrations are enabled as of today, included at no additional charge, durable across maintenances and HA failovers, and available in all six Private and Shield Spaces global regions: Sydney, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Dublin, Oregon, and Virginia. Read on for more information on what’s new and how to get started.

Trusted Data Integrations Between Heroku, Other Public Clouds, and Private Data Centers

Heroku Postgres via mutual TLS

This integration allows customers to easily encrypt and mutually authenticate connections between Private and Shield Postgres databases and resources running in other public clouds and private data centers.

Heroku Postgres via mutual TLS requires that both the server and the client verify their certificates and identities to ensure that each one is authenticated and authorized to share data. For additional security, Heroku requires a whitelisted IP or IP range for the client and valid Heroku Postgres credentials. We also log the creation of a mutual TLS connection, notify admin members on the account, and periodically send reminder notifications as long as it is live.

The entire mutual TLS configuration and lifecycle is managed by Heroku to maintain security and meet compliance standards. It’s designed to be configured once and updated every year with new certificates, so the integration recedes into the background of the developer workflow. Get started with Heroku Postgres via mutual TLS.

A visual showing relationships with Heroku Postgres

Trusted Data Integrations Between Heroku and AWS

Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink

Earlier this year, we released Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink , which enabled Heroku Postgres databases in Private Spaces to integrate with resources in one or more Amazon VPCs. PrivateLink connections are secure and stable by default because traffic stays on the AWS private network; once a PrivateLink is set up, there is no brittle networking configuration to manage.

We now provide PrivateLink support for Heroku Postgres in Shield Spaces, so that sensitive and regulated data can flow securely and seamlessly between Heroku and AWS. We now log the creation of a PrivateLink, notify admin members on the account, and periodically send reminder notifications as long as it is live. We have also applied these changes to the Private Space version. Get started with Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink.

Apache Kafka on Heroku via PrivateLink

We also now provide the same PrivateLink support for Apache Kafka on Heroku in Private and Shield Spaces. Just over a month ago, we released Apache Kafka on Heroku Shield and it too now has the ability to integrate with Amazon VPCs for true multi-cloud architectures and best-of-breed solutions. We log, notify, and remind customers as long as this integration is live. Get started with Apache Kafka on Heroku via PrivateLink.

A visual showing relationships with Apache Kafka on Heroku

Heroku Redis via PrivateLink

Finally, we now provide the same PrivateLink support for Heroku Redis in Private Spaces . Likewise, we log, notify, and remind customers while the integration is live. Get started with Heroku Redis via PrivateLink.

A visual showing relationships with Heroku Redis

Get Started Today

Heroku balances developer agility and flexibility with enterprise safety and security. Our new trusted data integrations enable sensitive and regulated data to be used across multiple clouds. This allows for true multi-cloud app and data architectures that integrate resources from Heroku, public clouds, and private data centers.

We built these new Trusted data integrations for you and we’re excited to see what you build with them. Please send any feedback our way.


          

The best bras of 2019

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  • The right bra can make a world of difference in comfort, support, and confidence. 
  • Our guide features bras that performed well in our tests, emphasize comfort, and have a good range of options across sizes, support levels, and styles.
  • ThirdLove is our top pick because of its intelligent fit finder quiz, half sizes, and carefully designed bras that are as sexy as they are comfortable.
  • You can also check out our guide to the best women's underwear you can buy, and the best sports bra.

Ladies, we've gotta take care of our ladies. Like us, they deserve the utmost respect and support, like us, they should never settle for second best. To that end, buying a bra that does your breasts proud is just about the best thing that you can do for yourself.

Alright, fine — That's probably something of an overstatement, but the sentiment rings true. Buying bras may not be the most fun experience, but that doesn't make it any less important. Luckily, there are a handful of companies that are looking to make the bra-purchasing process less of a hassle. But more importantly, the results are everything that you've ever wanted for your chest.

Your primary consideration when purchasing a bra should be comfort. After all, unless you're letting the girls run free all the livelong day (which is fine!), you're likely going to be wearing your bra for at least the eight-hour workday. That means that your underwire can't be digging into your rib cage, that your straps can be tangling uncomfortably against your shoulder, and that your clasp can't be scratching your back.

Then, you should also consider what style of bra you'd like. Are you looking to make an impression by pushing the ladies up, or are you looking to be a bit more inconspicuous with a classic t-shirt bra? There's no wrong answer, of course, but there are certainly different bras for different occasions.

Perhaps most importantly, you'll want to keep fit in mind. After all, an ill-fitting bra will be neither comfortable nor stylish (regardless of what you're trying to achieve), but sometimes, figuring out exactly what bra size you are can be a bit difficult. This is especially the case when you're doing your shopping online. Luckily, that's not the case with a number of our favorite bra purveyors, who have gone to great lengths to ensure that you and your bra get along.

Regardless of which of these bras you choose, we're confident that you (and the ladies) will be well satisfied.

Here the best bras you can buy:

Updated on 11/05/19 by Mara Leighton: Added True & Co. as the best lounge bra and a few relevant links.  

SEE ALSO: The best women's underwear you can buy

The best bra overall

At ThirdLove, it's all about the fit, and oh, how these bras fit, thanks to the intelligent Fit Finder quiz and optional half sizes (starting at $68).

Face it — Today's standard cup sizes aren't always exactly what your body needs. And luckily, at ThirdLove, no one is expecting you (or your breasts) to fit into a predetermined mold. In just 60 seconds, Thirdlove will help you find a bra that feels as though it was actually tailored to your body, all without your ever having to leave the couch.

It all starts with ThirdLove's Fit Finder tool, which as the name suggests, helps you find your actual right size. You'll input the cup size and band measurements you normally abide by, as well as the company from which you've historically purchased your bra. But then you'll also talk about where the shortcomings are — how much of a gap there is, how well the band actually sits against your back, and to what extent you find yourself adjusting the straps.

Most importantly, you'll tell ThirdLove about the shape of your breasts, because yes, that will impact what bra is ultimately recommended.

Once you're done with the full questionnaire, you'll input your email address, and you'll be shown what your bra size should be (it may be different than you previously imagined based on your answers), as well as a recommended bra. And best of all, if your bra size comes in a half cup (because yes, that's a thing), ThirdLove can send you a bra that comes in a half size.

While you may not think that a web-based survey could actually take you to a better fitting bra, think again. As soon as I put on my ThirdLove Classic T-Shirt Bra, I knew that I'd been wrong with just about every other bra I'd ever worn. This is easily one of the most comfortable and truly supportive pieces of lingerie I've ever worn, and whereas other bras seem to work only with certain outfits, I've managed to wear this particular bra under cocktail dresses and sweats alike.

Although the T-Shirt Bra is the classic choice, ThirdLove has plenty of other fantastic options for you to choose from as well, including a racerback, a lace racerback with a front closure (which is beautiful, by the way), and another personal favorite, the lace balconette (for special occasions).

Several other women on the Insider Picks team have tried ThirdLove's bras and love them. Since we're all a range of sizes and shapes, it's impressive that we all love these bras.

Reviewers at People called ThirdLove bras "the most comfortable...that [have] ever been on my body," while nearly 22,500 customers have given the Classic T-Shirt Bra a 4.5 out of 5 stars on the company's website.

Pros: Careful sizing guide, great fit, and comfortable material that doesn't irritate the skin even after a long day of wear

Cons: The Classic T-Shirt Bra isn't the sexiest bra in the world, but there are other options for that, too



The best budget bra

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good bra, and Hanes is here to prove it (starting at $11).

High prices don't always correlate with high quality, and similarly, budget buys don't mean budget quality. No one knows this better than Hanes, the classic underwear brand that makes one of the best wire-free bras on the market.

Whether you want to call it a bralette or a wireless bra, you'll certainly call it supremely comfortable. The Comfort Wire-Free bra line by Hanes is one of the sturdier bras you can buy. Sure, it's not made of sexy lace, but as a result, it can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear. It doesn't lose its shape or stretch out in unattractive ways after several cycles in the washing machine, and because it doesn't have an underwire, it's incredibly lightweight and flexible.

But don't think that a lack of wire means a lack of support or structure. As folks over at Good Housekeeping noted, "I liked that this bra did not have an underwire, yet I felt fully supported. It was soft and comfortable…I almost forgot I was wearing a bra."

Because the Wire-Free bras are fully adjustable, they also stay put quite well. Over 2,000 folks on Amazon have given the Hanes bra 4.4 out of 5 stars. Reviewers note that the bra "holds everything where it needs to be without wires and without binding or squishing or pushing things higher than they need to go." 

Pros: Extremely affordable, wide range of colors, good support, and straps that stay in place

Cons: There are a limited selection of cup and band sizes, so chestier women may not be able to find a good fit  



The best bra for atypical breast shapes

If you're a fan of deep V-necks, the Natori Plunge Bra will keep you supported while staying out of sight (starting at $40).

There are few outfits for which the Natori Plunge isn't the perfect fit, and that makes this bra a staple in just about any wardrobe. As the name suggests, this bra takes a dramatic plunge down the middle, so if you're a fan of daring cuts and plunging necklines, this is certainly the bra for you.

Flirty and fun, Natori's signature Feathers lace adds the right touch of femininity to this pretty piece of lingerie. While aesthetics and functionality don't always go hand in hand when it comes to your underthings, Natori is certainly the exception to that rule. The comfortable T-shirt design is also plenty supportive.

Best of all, perhaps, is that the Plunge bra seems to be particularly useful for women with atypical bra sizes or breast shapes. As one happy customer noted on the Natori website, This is the first time I've worn a bra without padding and my boobs have never looked better!" Another reviewer echoed these sentiments, writing, "This bra is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. It fits my barely-A, wide-set bust perfectly."

New York Magazine calls the Natori Plunge the "unicorn of undergarments," and the bra boasts a nearly five-star review from over 500 buyers on Amazon. The bra features a molded mesh outer cover with lace trim, as well as adjustable stretch straps that become wider as you size up. The Plunge is constructed of 84% nylon and 16% lycra and lace.

Pros: Great for plunging necklines, comfortable, flirty, and well-fitting for women with atypical bra sizes  

Cons: Cup size runs small, so be sure to order accordingly



The best convertible bra

If you need one bra to serve the purpose of two (or more) bras, then you'll want the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra (starting at $68).

Strapless bras in and of themselves are always a bit of a struggle, what with constant slippage and the seemingly never-ending need to adjust and readjust their fit. But with the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra, you can bid your fidgeting days adieu.

Part of the secret of this great bra is that it's not just strapless — it's actually convertible. The removable straps can help keep you supported, but so too can the gripper strips inside the top and bottom edges that make sure that the bra stays adhered to your chest, and doesn't begin wandering down. The back and side boning also helps the bra maintain its shape, while the mesh back keeps you comfortab